Comparative navy enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

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

Enlisted[edit]

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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Antigua and Barbuda Navy OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent Antigua and Barbuda-Navy-OR-2.svg 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
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
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.svg No equivalent 01.BNF-LSM.svg 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


Barbados Barbados
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Barbados Coast Guard OR9.png Barbados Coast Guard OR8.svg Barbados Coast Guard OR7.png Barbados Coast Guard OR6.png
Barbados Coast Guard OR4.png No equivalent Barbados Coast Guard OR2.png No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer 1 Master Chief Petty Officer 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


Belize Belize
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Belize CG OR-9.svg Belize CG OR-8.svg Belize CG OR-7.svg Belize CG OR-6.svg Belize CG OR-5.svg Belize CG OR-4.svg Unknown
Master chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer first class Petty officer second class Petty officer third class Seaman Seaman apprentice


Botswana Botswana No navy


Brunei Brunei
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08.RBrLF-FSGM.svg 06.RBrN-WO1.svg 05.RBrN-WO2.svg 04.RBrN-SSG.svg 03.RBrN-SGT.svg
02.RBrN-CPL.svg 01.RBrN-LCPL.svg 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 (slides) OR-9a.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-8.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-7.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-6.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-5.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-4.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-3.svg Canadian RCN (slides) OR-2.svg Canadian RCN (slides) 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 sailor
Matelot-chef
Sailor (first class)
Matelot de 1re classe
Sailor (second class)
Matelot de 2e classe
Sailor (third class)
Matelot de 3e classe (confirmé)
Sailor (recruit)
Matelot de 3e classe (recrue)


Dominica Dominica No navy


Fiji Fiji
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British Royal Marines OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg 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.svg 02.Ghana Navy-PO2.svg 01.Ghana Navy-LSM.svg 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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No equivalent No equivalent 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.svg No equivalent Leading Seaman Indian Navy.svg 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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Jamaica-Navy-OR-8b.png Jamaica-Navy-OR-8a.png Jamaica-Navy-OR-7.svg Jamaica-Navy-OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent Kenya-AirForce-OR-3.svg No insignia
Force Sergeant Major Brigade Sergeant Major Regulating Master Chief Petty Officer I Master Chief Petty Officer I - Technical Master Chief Petty Officer II (Technical) Master Chief Petty Officer II Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman


Kenya Kenya
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No equivalent 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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Malaysia-Navy-OR-9 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-8 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-7 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-6 New.svg No equivalent Malaysia-Navy-OR-4 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-3 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-2 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-1.svg No insignia
Pegawai Waren I
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waren II
Warrant Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas I
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas II
Ordinary Seaman
Laskar Muda
Seaman
Perajurit Muda
Seaman recruit


Malta Malta
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Malta-navy-OR-9.svg Malta-navy-OR-8.svg Malta-navy-OR-7.svg Malta-navy-OR-6.svg
Malta-navy-OR-4.svg Malta-navy-OR-3.svg 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
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.svg 05-Namibia Navy-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Navy-CPO.svg 03-Namibia Navy-PO.svg
02-Namibia Navy-LS.svg 01-Namibia Navy-AB.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman


Nauru Nauru No navy


New Zealand New Zealand
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Warrant officer No equivalent Chief petty officer Petty officer
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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Coat of arms of Nigeria.svg No equivalent
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No insignia
Navy Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman Ordinary seaman


Pakistan Pakistan
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10 Pakistan Navy.svg 9 Pakistan Navy.svg 7 Pakistan Navy.svg 6 Pakistan Navy.svg No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent 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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PNG Maritime OR-9.svg No equivalent PNG Maritime OR-7.svg PNG Maritime OR-6.svg
PNG Maritime OR-4.svg No equivalent PNG Maritime OR-2.svg 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.svg SAA-OR-8.svg SAN-Navy-OR-7.svg SAN-Navy-OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-2.svg 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.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-6.svg No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4.svg 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.svg 05-Tanzania Navy-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Navy-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Navy-SGT.svg
02-Tanzania Navy-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Navy-LCPL.svg 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


Tonga Tonga
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant
Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private


Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-9.svg Trinidad & Tobago-Navy-OR-7.svg No equivalent Trinidad & Tobago-Navy-OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent No insignia No insignia
Fleet chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman


Tuvalu Tuvalu No navy


Uganda Uganda No navy


United Kingdom United Kingdom
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British Royal Navy OR-9.svg British Royal Navy OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-2.svg No equivalent
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2
(phased out 2014)
Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading rating Able rating


United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Royal Marines)

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British Corps Regimental Sergeant Major.svg British Royal Marines OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Marines OR-7.svg British Royal Marines OR-6.svg
British Royal Marines OR-4.svg British Royal Marines OR-3.svg 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

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