Lieutenant (Royal Canadian Navy)

See "Lieutenant" for other countries which use this rank
Canadian RCN OF-2
Royal Canadian Navy

In the Royal Canadian Navy, the rank of Lieutenant(N) (Lt(N)) (French: Lieutenant de vaisseau) is the naval rank equal to Captain in the army or air force. When the naval rank lieutenant is written or typed, it is followed by the letter (N) to indicate that it is a naval rank to distinguish it from army and air force Lieutenants. Lieutenants(N) are senior to Sub-Lieutenants and to army and air force Lieutenants, and are junior to Lieutenant-Commanders and Majors.[1]

Typical appointments for a Lieutenant(N) include:

The rank insignia for a Lieutenant(N) is two ½-inch (13 mm) stripes with the executive curl on the top stripe, worn on the cuffs of the service dress jacket, and on slip-ons on other uniforms. As junior officers, they wear one gold band along the edge of the visor of their service caps. Lieutenants of the Naval Operations Branch wear the officer's pattern of the branch cap badge: an anchor on a black oval, surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves at the sides and base of the oval, the whole surmounted by the St Edward's Crown. Specialist officers in such branches as logistics, intelligence, medical, etc., wear their branch cap badges.

Prior to unification of the Canadian Forces in 1968, rank structure and insignia followed the British pattern. As part of the Canadian Naval Centennial the executive curl pattern of naval officer's rank was returned to all uniforms.

See also


  1. ^ National Defence Canada. Navy Rank and Appointment Insignia Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on: 19 April 2013
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NATO rank code Student Officer OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6
Royal Canadian Navy NCdt A/SLt SLt Lt(N) LCdr Cdr Capt(N) Cmdre RAdm VAdm Adm
Not used
Canadian Army OCdt 2Lt Lt Capt Maj LCol Col BGen MGen LGen Gen Not used
Royal Canadian Air Force OCdt 2Lt Lt Capt Maj LCol Col BGen MGen LGen Gen Not used

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