Admiral: An executive officer in the Royal Navy in command of a fleet or squadron of battleships. Four degrees of seniority are recognised: Admiral of the Fleet (£2,190); Admiral (£1,825); Vice-Admiral (£1,460); and Rear-Admiral (£1.095). These rates of pay are supplemented by prize money and other allowances. They are known as "flag officers" and when on board the admiral's flag is flown on the fore, main, or mizzen masts, according to rank. In times of peace there are about 25 admirals on the active service list. 
References / notes
- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.144.
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