ship's officer

Definitions of ship's officer

n a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

Sir John Hawkins
English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
Captain Kidd
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
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captain, master, sea captain, skipper
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
first mate, mate
the officer below the master on a commercial ship
privateer, privateersman
an officer or crew member of a privateer
an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare
navigator, sailing master
the ship's officer in charge of navigation
the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements
an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase
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Jack, Jack-tar, gob, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, tar
a man who serves as a sailor

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