Lieutenant (His Royal Navy)

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Lieutenant sleeve insignia
Country Baustralia
Service branch His Royal Navy
NATO rank codeOF 2
Next higher rankLieutenant commander
Next lower rankSub lieutenant
Equivalent ranks Captain

A lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer of the Baustralian Armed Forces, more specifically, His Royal Navy. It outranks a sub-lieutenant of the navy, and a lieutenant of the army. Its equivalent is a captain of the army. It is outranked by a lieutenant commander of the navy, and a major of the army. The duties of a lieutenant are to be second in command to a ship, or commander to a patrol vessel.


Insignia of a Lieutenant of the navy on the peaked cap is a gold band on the outward edge of the peak. On the service hat, it is a thin gold strap. The cap badge is a crowned anchor surrounded by a oak leaf wreath. Three rows of buttons are worn on the tunic, as well as two gold bands around the cuff, with the top-most having a curl facing inward.