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in Austruia-Hungaria
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Rank insignia Austro-Hungarian Navy
Introduction ca. 1916
Rank group Commissioned officers
Army / Air Force Leutnant
Navy Korvettenleutnant

Korvettenleutnant (Hun: Tengerészzászlós / en: translation Corvette lieutenant) was an officer rank in the Austro-Hungarian Navy. It was equivalent to Leutnant of the Austro-Hungarian Army, as well to Leutnant zur See of the Imperial German Navy. Pertaining to the modern day's NATO rank code it could be comparable to OF-1b.

The right to be promoted to Korvettenleutnant was limited to so-called naval reserve officers only. However, professional officers skipped that rank and were regular promote from Seefähnrich to Fregattenleutnant (also OF-1a), the next higher rank (comparable to Oberleutnant zur See). A Korvettenleutnant did wear the same rank insignia as a Seefähnrich.

The rank name was selected in line to the division of war ships to specific ship categories early of the 19th century, e.g. corvette (de: Korvette), frigate (de: Fregatte), and to ship of the line (de: Linienschiff). In the Austro-Hungarian Navy the appropriate rank designations were derived as follows.

According to that systematic the rank designations to subaltern – or junior officers were derived as follows:

This sequence of ranks can be found in the today´s Croatian naval forces.

junior rank
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(k.u.k. Kriegsmarine rank)
senior rank

Other countries[]

The rank designation Korvettenleutnent was used continuously in naval forces of former Yugoslavia and as junior officer (OF-1b) rank in modern today’s naval forces of Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia.

Rank insignia Korvettenleutnant
Country Croatia Serbia Slovenia
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Croatian Navy
River Flotilla
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Slovenian Navy
Naramenica ljetne odore poručnika korvete HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika korvete HRM.svg Rf 2 -poručnik korvete.gif Slovenska vojska por kor.jpg
Native designation Poručnik korvete Поручник корвете Poročnik korvete
Flag of NATO.svg rank OF-1b OF-1a OF-1b

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