View Full Version : Commodore.

17-07-2009, 00:26
I was with the MOD for 22 years, and the only naval rank I couldn't understand was commodore. Could a commander be promoted to commodore before he became a captain, and is it true that a captain can outrank a commodore. Kevin.

17-07-2009, 00:37
Have a look at this Kev


17-07-2009, 16:47
Understood a 'Commodore' was a failed 'Admiral' in the making...!!


17-07-2009, 16:55
I suppose you could say that. Although they felt that it was right to put a Commodore in place where they felt that an Admiral wasn't needed. With the amount of Admirals swanning around the Admiralty, It surprises me that there isn't one that wouldn't mind going to sea (Unless Mrs. Admiral has said that she has had enough of him galavanting around the world unsupervised!!!!!)

Still, I bet a Commodore's Pension is a lot better than mine!!!!!!!

17-07-2009, 20:25
I read somewhere that we had almost had as many admirals as we had ships. Does anyone know what they actually do all day ! Kevin.