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( th, จอมพลเรือ, lit=Boat marshal) or Admiral of the Fleet is the most senior naval officer rank of the Royal Thai Navy. Today it is only ceremonially held by members of the Thai Royal family. The Royal Thai Army equivalent is known as just ''Chom Phon'' and ''Chom Phon Akat'' for the Royal Thai Air Force. The King of Thailand as Head of the Royal Thai Armed Forces is automatically made a Chom Phon upon accession. The rank was formally created in 1888, together with all Military ranks of the Thai armed forces, other ranks of the military by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who wanted to modernize his Royal Thai Armed Forces, Armed Forces through western lines.


Supreme Head of the Navy


List of admirals of the fleet


Rank flags

File:Flag Siamese Admiral of the Fleet (1910-1936).svg, Rank flag of a Siamese Admiral of the Fleet
(1910-1936) File:Flag Siamese Admiral of the Fleet (1936-1956).svg, Rank flag of a Siamese Admiral of the Fleet
(1936-1956) File:Flag Thai Admiral of the Fleet (1956-1979).svg, Rank flag of a Thai Admiral of the Fleet
(1956-1979)


See also

*Military ranks of the Thai armed forces **Field marshal (Thailand) (Chom Phon): equivalent rank in the Royal Thai Army **Marshal of the Royal Thai Air Force (Chom Phon Akat): equivalent rank in the Royal Thai Air Force *Admiral of the fleet *List of fleet and grand admirals *Head of the Royal Thai Armed Forces


References

{{Military of Thailand Military ranks of Thailand, Thailand Lists of admirals, Thailand Thai admirals Royal Thai Navy personnel