~ Rank Structure of the United States Navy ~
A competition ~ between the combatant Navies of the American Republic ...
Both sides appear to have involved themselves in a fast evolving series of changes to "one up" their opponent ~ perhaps a matter of being "better than the Jones' next door"? By 1865, the United States Navy had won the battle of ever-evolving rank structures. We illustrate that evolution in distinct web pages here so you can follow the evolution individually in lieu of one long, continuous flowing web page:
~ The Evolving Generations of U. S. Navy Ranks ~
|1861 - 1862||1862 - 1863||1863 - 1864||1864 - 1865|