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Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia

Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia:

WWII Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia

CONTROSPALLÍNE (Shoulder Marks):

WWII Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia: Controspalline, Shoulder Marks

For Admirals, Vice-Admirals and Inspector Generals, the Crown is on purple; for all other officers, on blue velvet.

NOTE: Only line officers use Navy titles; the other corps use Army titles.

Top to bottom: Guárdiamarína E Sóttotenénte, Ensign (or 2nd Lt.); Sóttotenénte Di Vascéllo E Tenénte, Lieut. (jg) (or 1st Lt.); Tenénte Di Vascéllo E Capitáno, Lieut. (lower half) (or Captain, lower half); Prímo Tenénte Di Vascéllo E Prímo Capitáno, Lieut. (upper half) (or Captain, upper half); Capitáno Di Corvétta E Maggióre, Lieut. Comdr. (or Major); Capitáno Di Fregáta E Tenénte Colonnéllo, Comdr. (or Lt. Colonel) Capitáno Di Vascéllo E Colonnéllo, Captaion (or Colonel); Cóntrammiráglio, Rear Admiral (lower half); Ammiráglio Di Divisióne, Rear Admiral (upper half); Ammiráglio Di Squádra, Vice Admiral (lower half); Ammiráglio Designáto Di Armáta, Vice Admiral (upper half); Ammiráglio Di Armáta, Admiral; Gránde Ammiráglio, Admiral of the Fleet; Maggiór Generále Del Córpo Délle Capitaneríe Di Pórto, Major General of the Port Captain Corps; Tenénte Generále Del Córpo Délle Capitaneríe Di Pórto, Lieut. General of the Port Captain Corps; Maggiór Generále Del Córpo Di Commissariáto Militáre Maríttimo, Major General of the Marine Supply Corps; Tenénte Generále Del Córpo Di Commissariáto Militáre Maríttimo, Lieut. General of the Marine Supply Corps; Maggiór Generále Del Córpo Sanitário Militáre Maríttimo, Major General of the Marine Medical Corps; Tenénte Generále Del Córpo Sanitário Militáre Maríttimo, Lieut. General of the Marine Medical Corps; Maggiór Generále Del Córpo Per Le Ármi Naváli, Major General of the Ordnance Corps; Tenénte Generále Del Córpo Per Le Ármi Naváli, Lieut. General of the Ordnance Corps; Maggiór Generále Del Córpo Del Génio Navále, Major General of the Construction Corps; Tenénte Generále Del Córpo Del Génio Navále, Lieut. General of the Construction Corps; Generále Ispettóre Del Córpo Del Génio Navále, Inspector General Construction Corps

GALLÓNI PER MÁNICHE (Sleeve Stripes):

Galloni per Maniche, Sleeve Stripes: WWII Italian Navy Uniforms and Insignia: Controspalline Shoulder Marks

(The color between stripes differs with the corps and corresponds to the color of the cap devices.)

Guárdiamarína, Ensign; Sóttotenénte Di Vascéllo, Lieutenant (jg); Tenénte Di Vascéllo, Lieutenant (lower half); Prímo Tenénte Di Vascéllo, Lieutenant (upper half); Capitáno Di Corvétta, Lieut. Commander; Capitáno Di Fregáta, Commander; Capitáno Di Vascéllo, Captain; Cóntrammiráglio, Rear Admiral (lower half); Ammiráglio Di Divisióne, Rear Admiral (upper half); Ammiráglio Di Squádra, Vice Admiral (lower half); Ammiráglio Designato D’Armáta, Vice Admiral (upper half); Ammiráglio Di Armáta, Admiral; Gránde Ammiráglio, Admiral of the Fleet

Source: NEWSMAP, January 25, 1943, Army Information Branch.
 

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