Admiralissimo is an informal title for a chief naval officer,[1] usually implying supreme naval command. It does not correspond to any particular rank, probably[weasel words] derives from Italian,[original research?] and is a naval equivalent of generalissimo.

List of senior naval officers referred to as admiralissimoEdit


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  5. ^ CHAP 378, "An act creating the office of Admiral of the Navy", United States Congress