Talking with Fred the other night in the RBL Club in Gravesend he suggested there should be an all graduate navy. Nobody caulks decks any more or ties turks Heads The chefs use machines for everything so cybernetics seem to prevail. Anyway old Fred, twice sunk in WW2 suggested this:- Degrees --3rd-- AB's and LS equivalent Upper 2nd --- Petty Officers and equiv. Upper 1st --- Chief Petty Officers and equiv. Masters-- Warrant Officers Doctorates-- Officers up to Commander Dean-- Captains Reader--Commodores Professor ---Admirals Professor Emeritus--- Admirals of the Fleet He's a lovely, silly, old boy but he might be on to something.