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Naval rating

A rating or rate in the navy is a military rank that is not conferred by commission or warrant. It may refer both to the rank and to the sailor.

In the Royal Navy these rates in the are:

Senior Ratings

Junior Ratings Officer cadets and midshipmen are technically ratings, although they are officer ranks.

In the age of sail there was also a system of rating ships by the number of guns carried.

See also Comparative military ranks