Mereväekapten (Captain; from Low German: kaptein) in the senior-most senior officer rank in the Estonian Navy. In Estonia, the rank of captain is usually that of the Chief of the Navy and other senior officers or employees in the field of defence, including in the Foreign Service (such as the Defence Attaché).[1] The rank of captain, as of any other officer, is granted by the President of the Republic of Estonia on the proposal of the Commander of the Defense Forces.[2]

The insignia of an Estonian Navy captain
Country Republic of Estonia
Service branchNaval Ensign of Estonia.svgEstonian Navy
NATO rank codeOF-5
Next higher rankkommodoor
Next lower rankkaptenleitnant
Equivalent rankskolonel (Estonian Army, Estonian Air Force)


  1. ^ "Mereväekapten – Mereviki". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  2. ^ "Military Service Act – Riigi Teataja". Retrieved 2020-02-11.