Captain (His Royal Navy)
|Service branch||His Royal Navy|
|NATO rank||OF 5|
|Next higher rank||Commodore|
|Next lower rank||Commander|
|Equivalent ranks|| Colonel|
A captain is the most senior commissioned officer before flag officers of the Baustralian Armed Forces, more specifically, His Royal Navy. It outranks a lieutenant colonel of the army and marines, a commander of the navy, and a wing commander of the air force. Its equivalent is a colonel of the army, and marines, and a group captain of the air force. It is outranked by a brigadier general of the army and marines, a commodore of the navy, and an air commodore of the air force.
The duties of a captain are to command a base, school, or large warships.
Insignia of a captain on the peaked cap is a row of gold oak leaves on the peak. On the service hat, it is a thick gold strap. The cap badge is a senior naval officer cap badge. Three rows of buttons are worn on the tunic, as well as four regular gold bands around the cuff, with the top-most having a curl facing inward.
|Commissioned officer ranks of the Baustralian Armed Forces|
|NATO equivalent rank code||Student Officer||OF-1||OF-2||OF-3||OF-4||OF-5||OF-6
|His Royal Navy||Mid||SLt||Lt||LCdr||Cdr||Capt||Cdre||RAdm||VAdm||Adm
||Adm of the F|
|His Royal Air Force||A/PO||PO||FO||FLt||SLdr||WCdr||Gp Capt||ACdre||AVM||AM||ACM||MHRAF|