The United States Navy

~ 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

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