Comparative navy enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of naval forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
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None British Royal Marines OR-8 British Royal Navy OR-7 British Royal Navy OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent Antigua and Barbuda-Navy-OR-2 No equivalent
Master Chief Petty Officer Class 1 Master Chief Petty Officer Class 2 Chief Petty Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
Australia Australia
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Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer No equivalent Petty Officer No equivalent Leading Seaman No equivalent Able Seaman Seaman
Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman
The Bahamas Bahamas
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05.RBDF-FCPO.svg No equivalent 04.RBDF-CPO.svg 03.RBDF-PO.svg No equivalent 02.RBDF-LM.svg No equivalent 01.RBDF-AbM.svg No equivalent
Force Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty officer Leading Marine Able Marine
Bangladesh Bangladesh
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Bangladesh-Navy-OR-9.svg 04.BNF-MCPO.svg 03.BNF-CPO.svg 02.BNF-PO No equivalent 01.BNF-LSM No insignia No equivalent No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Belize Belize No navy
Botswana Botswana No navy
Brunei Brunei
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08.RBrLF-FSGM 06.RBrN-WO1 05.RBrN-WO2 04.RBrN-SSG 03.RBrN-SGT No equivalent 02.RBrN-CPL 01.RBrN-LCPL No insignia
Navy Sergeant Major Warrant Officer 1st Class Warrant Officer 2nd Class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Cameroon Cameroon
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Cameroon-Navy-OR-9.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-8.svg No equivalent Cameroon-Navy-OR-6.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-5.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-4.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-3.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-2.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-1.svg
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre de 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre de 2eme classe
Seaman
Matelot de 1ere classe
Seaman Apprentice
Matelot
Canada Canada
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Canadian RCN OR-9a.svg Canadian RCN OR-8.svg Canadian RCN OR-7.svg Canadian RCN OR-6.svg Canadian RCN OR-5.svg Canadian RCN OR-4.svg Canadian RCN OR-3.svg Canadian RCN OR-2.svg Canadian RCN OR-2.svg
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
Premier maître de 1re classe
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class
Premier maître de 2e classe
Petty Officer 1st Class
Maître de 1re classe
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Maître de 2e classe
Master Seaman
Matelot-chef
Leading Seaman
Matelot de 1re classe
Able Seaman
Matelot de 2e classe
Ordinary Seaman (Basic)
Matelot de 3e classe (Confirmé)

Ordinary Seaman (Recruit)
Matelot de 3e classe (Recrue)
Dominica Dominica No navy
Fiji Fiji
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British Royal Marines OR-9 British Royal Marines OR-8 British Royal Navy OR-7 British Royal Navy OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent
No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Ghana Ghana
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No equivalent
04.Ghana Navy-CPO.svg 03.Ghana Navy-PO1 02.Ghana Navy-PO2 01.Ghana Navy-LSM No equivalent No insignia No insignia
Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty officer second class Leading Seaman Able seaman Ordinary Seaman
Grenada Grenada No army
Guyana Guyana
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None None None None No equivalent None No equivalent None No equivalent
Fleet Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Senior Petty Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
India India
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India-Navy-OR-9.svg India-Navy-OR-8.svg India-Navy-OR-7.svg PO Indian Navy No equivalent Leading Seaman Indian Navy No equivalent
No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Master Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Jamaica Jamaica
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None.svg None.svg None.svg British Royal Navy OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent None No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer I Master Chief Petty Officer II Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Kenya Kenya
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None None None None No equivalent None No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Senior Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Kiribati Kiribati No navy
Malaysia Malaysia
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Warrant Officer 1st Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Warrant Officer 2nd Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Malaysia-Navy-OR-7.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-6.svg No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-3.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-2.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-1.svg No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas Pertama
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas Kedua
Ordinary Seaman
Laskar Muda
Seaman
Perajurit Muda
Seaman recruit
Malta Malta
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Malta-navy-OR-9 Malta-navy-OR-8 Malta-navy-OR-7 Malta-navy-OR-6 No equivalent Malta-navy-OR-4 Malta-navy-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Bombadier Lance Bombadier Gunner
(or equivalent)
Mauritius Mauritius No navy
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Intendente
Petty Officer 1st Class
Primeiro-sargento
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Segundo-sargento
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Primeiro Cabo
Seaman 1st Class
Segundo Cabo
Seaman
Marinheiro
Namibia Namibia
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06-Namibia Navy-WO1 05-Namibia Navy-WO2 04-Namibia Navy-CPO 03-Namibia Navy-PO No equivalent 02-Namibia Navy-LS 01-Namibia Navy-AB No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Nauru Nauru No navy
New Zealand New Zealand
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Warrant officer No equivalent Chief petty officer Petty officer No equivalent Leading hand No equivalent Able rate Ordinary rate
Warrant officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading hand Able rate Ordinary rate
Nigeria Nigeria
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None Coat of arms of Nigeria None No equivalent None No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent
No insignia
Navy Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Pakistan Pakistan
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None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent None No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer Fleet Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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British Royal Navy OR-9 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-7 British Royal Navy OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-2 No insignia
Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman
Rwanda Rwanda No navy
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No navy
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No navy
Samoa Samoa No navy
Singapore Singapore
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Army-SGP-OR-6b.svg Army-SGP-OR-6a.svg Army-SGP-OR-5c.svg Army-SGP-OR-5b.svg Army-SGP-OR-5a.svg Army-SGP-OR-4b.svg Army-SGP-OR-4a.svg Army-SGP-OR-3.svg Army-SGP-OR-2.svg No Insignia No Insignia
Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Third Sergeant Corporal First Class Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private Recruit
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands No army
South Africa South Africa
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SAA-OR-9 SAA-OR-8 SAN-Navy-OR-7 SAN-Navy-OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-2 No equivalent
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-9.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-8.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-7 Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-6 No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4 No insignia No equivalent No insignia
Master chief petty officer Fleet chief petty officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman recruit
Eswatini Swaziland No navy
Tanzania Tanzania
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06-Tanzania Navy-WO1 05-Tanzania Navy-WO2 04-Tanzania Navy-SSG 03-Tanzania Navy-SGT No equivalent 02-Tanzania Navy-CPL 01-Tanzania Navy-LCPL No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Chief petty officer
Sajinitaji
Petty officer, first class
Sajenti
Petty officer, second class
Koplo
Leading seaman
Koplo Usu
Seaman
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-9 No equivalent Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-7 Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-2 No equivalent
Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
Tuvalu Tuvalu No navy
Uganda Uganda No navy
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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British Royal Navy OR-9 British Royal Navy OR-8 British Royal Navy OR-7 British Royal Navy OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-2 No equivalent
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2
(phased out 2014)
Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading rate Able rate
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Royal Marines)

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British Royal Marines OR-9 British Royal Marines OR-8 British Royal Marines OR-7 British Royal Marines OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Marines OR-4 British Royal Marines OR-3 No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Marine
Vanuatu Vanuatu No navy
Zambia Zambia No navy
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also

Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for navies of African states.

Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Oceania

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Oceania states.

List of comparative military ranks

This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

Military ranks and insignia by country
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Post-Soviet states
Commonwealth of Nations
NATO

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