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Who is higher than the captain on a ship?

In the U.S. Navy a commodore is ranked above a captain and below a rear admiral; the designation has usually been used only in wartime. Outside the navies, the master of any vessel is addressed as captain, and the term is usually applied as a courtesy to marine pilots.

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Who is number one on a ship?

Number one was a title affectionately given to an officer who was second in command, literally because the first officer was, in name, the commanding officer's "number one" man or woman.

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What is the highest ranking officer on a Navy ship?

The chief of naval operations (CNO) is the highest ranking officer of the United States Navy. The position is a statutory office (10 U.S.C. § 8033) held by an admiral who is a military adviser and deputy to the secretary of the Navy.

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What is the rank of master in ships?

Master, originally sailing master, was a historic warrant officer rank of the United States Navy, above that of a midshipman, after 1819 passed midshipman, after 1862 ensign, and below a lieutenant. Some masters were appointed to command ships, with the rank of master commandant.

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Who is the boss on a cruise ship?

The Captain

The Captain is the highest ranking officer and the Master of the cruise ship. He/she has a full authority to make executive decisions in order to preserve the life and safety of the ship's personnel and guest and must apply extreme care and proper judgement according to...

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What are the ranks on ships in order?

Here is a brief explanation of both permanent and volunteer roles.

  • Captain (or Master) The Captain is in command of the ship and is responsible for the safety of all crew and the vessel.
  • Mate (or 1st Mate, 1st Officer) ...
  • 2nd Mate (or 2nd Officer) ...
  • 3rd Mate (or 3rd Officer) ...
  • Bosun. ...
  • Chief Engineer. ...
  • 2nd Engineer. ...
  • Medical Purser.

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Who is the boss on a ship?

The boss on a cruise ship is typically the Captain or Master, who is responsible for the overall operation and navigation of the ship.

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What are ranks on a ship?

Seafarers highly skilled in navigational, cargo handling operations, and berthing operations are under the deck department.

  • The Captain. ...
  • The Chief Officer/ First Mate. ...
  • Second Officer/ Second Mate. ...
  • Third officer/ Third Mate. ...
  • Deck Cadet. ...
  • Bosun. ...
  • Able Seaman. ...
  • Ordinary Seaman (OS)

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What rank are Navy SEALs?

The majority of Navy SEALs (about 2,000) are Navy Enlisted personnel (E-4 to E-9).

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Is A captain higher than an admiral?

O-1 through O-4 are junior officers: ensign, lieutenant (junior grade), lieutenant, and lieutenant commander. O-5 and O-6 are senior officers: commander and captain. O-7 through O-10 are flag officers: rear admiral (lower half) (one star), rear admiral (two stars), vice admiral (three stars), and admiral (four stars).

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