A crew's slang for the captain (master or commanding officer) of a vessel.


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BARGEMASTER

The captain of a barge

PIPING THE SIDE

A salute on the bosun's pipe(s) performed in the company of the deck watch on the starboard side of the quarterdeck or at the head of the gangway, to welcome or bid farewell to the ship's Captain, senior officers and honoured visitors.

QUARTERDECK

The part of ship's deck set aside by captain for ceremonial functions.

SKIPPER

The captain of a ship.

PATROON

The captain of a ship; coxswain of a longboat

CAPTAIN

The person lawfully in command of a vessel.

RUDE STAR FINDER

A star finder previously published by the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, and named for Captain Gilbert T. Rude, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. This star finder preceded No. 2102-D Star Finder and Identifier.

MASTER

1. The captain of a commercial vessel. 2. A senior officer of a naval sailing ship in charge of routine seamanship and navigation but not in command during combat.

BARK

A bluff bowed 18th century single main deck, three masted trading vessel such as Captain Cooks Endeavour.

BLACKBEARD

Notoriously evil but unsuccessful 18th century Welsh pirate, Captain Edward Teach.

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