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Synonyms for boatswain

a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

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I did about a dozen day sails and then applied for a job as the bosun's mate.
HE told bosun's mate Sarah Hunt: "Show me your tattoo and I will show you my c***".
He worked as bosun's mate on an Oregon State University research vessel.
These periods were piped around the ship by the bosun's mate calling "hands to make and mend", and were often followed by the pipe "men under punishment fall in".
They're kind of like America's castles,'' says Bosun's Mate Chief Gene Hullette, chief of the Aids to Navigation team at Coast Guard Station Port Angeles in Washington.
He served in the Navy in World War II as a bosun's mate second class.
Double Expresso (198) won a good Southwell bumper with a penalty last time, and is by Kayf Tara from the family of Bosun's Mate and Young Hustler.
Nicas, a bosun's mate, kept his men locked in the gun mount, continuing to fire despite the explosions that eventually knocked out their power.
Navy, serving from 1982 to 1988 as a bosun's mate, foreman and surgical technician.