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Rear admiral

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Counter admiral is a rank found in many navies of the world, but no longer used in English-speaking countries, where the equivalent rank is rear admiral.
In some European navies (e.g., that of France), and in the Canadian Forces' French rank translations, the rank of rear admiral is known as contre-amiral.

Commodore (rank)

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In modern navies that use it, rear (counter) admiral is generally, although not always, the lowest flag officer rank (in the German Navy, for instance, Flottillenadmiral ranks below Konteradmiral; in the Royal Canadian Navy, contre-amiral/rear admiral ranks above commodore). In the Portuguese Navy there is a flag officer rank below that of contra-almirante, the rank of comodoro (commodore), but this is only a provisional appointment, assigned to some captains.
Non-English-speaking nations often use the rank of flotilla admiral, counter admiral, or senior captain as an equivalent, although counter admiral may also correspond to rear admiral.

Two-star rank

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Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.
Typically, two-star officers hold the rank of rear admiral, counter admiral, major general, or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air vice-marshal.

Russian Navy

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Kontr-admiral was the lowest flag officer rank of the Soviet Navy and is the lowest flag rank of the Russian Navy, similar to an OF-6 officer.

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Military rank

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Counter admiral is a rank found in many navies of the world, but no longer used in English-speaking countries, where the equivalent rank is rear admiral.

English-speaking world

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Counter admiral is a rank found in many navies of the world, but no longer used in English-speaking countries, where the equivalent rank is rear admiral.

Flag officer

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In modern navies that use it, rear (counter) admiral is generally, although not always, the lowest flag officer rank (in the German Navy, for instance, Flottillenadmiral ranks below Konteradmiral; in the Royal Canadian Navy, contre-amiral/rear admiral ranks above commodore).

Flotilla admiral

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In modern navies that use it, rear (counter) admiral is generally, although not always, the lowest flag officer rank (in the German Navy, for instance, Flottillenadmiral ranks below Konteradmiral; in the Royal Canadian Navy, contre-amiral/rear admiral ranks above commodore).

Royal Canadian Navy

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In modern navies that use it, rear (counter) admiral is generally, although not always, the lowest flag officer rank (in the German Navy, for instance, Flottillenadmiral ranks below Konteradmiral; in the Royal Canadian Navy, contre-amiral/rear admiral ranks above commodore).

Portuguese Navy

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In the navies of Portugal and Brazil, the rank of contra-almirante is the lowest of the permanent flag officer ranks.

Brazilian Navy

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In the navies of Portugal and Brazil, the rank of contra-almirante is the lowest of the permanent flag officer ranks.

Captain (naval)

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In the Portuguese Navy there is a flag officer rank below that of contra-almirante, the rank of comodoro (commodore), but this is only a provisional appointment, assigned to some captains.

One-star rank

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Contre-Amiral is the OF-6 rank of the Marine nationale.

French Navy

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Contre-Amiral is the OF-6 rank of the Marine nationale.

Konteradmiral

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Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.

German Navy

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In modern navies that use it, rear (counter) admiral is generally, although not always, the lowest flag officer rank (in the German Navy, for instance, Flottillenadmiral ranks below Konteradmiral; in the Royal Canadian Navy, contre-amiral/rear admiral ranks above commodore). Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.

Generalmajor

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Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.

Major general

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Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.

German Army

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Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.

German Air Force

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Konteradmiral is an OF-7 two-star rank of Deutsche Marine (German Navy), equivalent to the Generalmajor (en: Major general) in the German Army and the German Air Force.

Soviet Navy

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Kontr-admiral was the lowest flag officer rank of the Soviet Navy and is the lowest flag rank of the Russian Navy, similar to an OF-6 officer.

Charles René Magon de Médine

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Charles René Magon de Médine (12 November 1763, Paris - 21 October 1805, Trafalgar) was a French contre-amiral killed at the battle of Trafalgar whilst commanding the ship-of-the-line Algésiras - his conduct in the battle is seen by French historians as one of the few redeeming features of that disaster, and his name appears on the Arc de Triomphe.

Richery's expedition

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The operation was led by Commodore (later contre-amiral) Joseph de Richery and comprised two separate cruises; the first was an operation off Cádiz in Southern Spain in which Richery attacked and defeated a large British merchant convoy with a weak escort, taking many prizes.