first mate

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Synonyms for first mate

the officer below the master on a commercial ship


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I saw Strickland was thinking of it, so I said to him: 'I've given her good wages and she's saved them, and the captains and the first mates she's known have given her a little something now and then.
On the second day after the wounding of Black Michael, Clayton came on deck just in time to see the limp body of one of the crew being carried below by four of his fellows while the first mate, a heavy belaying pin in his hand, stood glowering at the little party of sullen sailors.
There only remained the first mate, who was a bold and active man.
The good looks of the latter won the affection of the first mate of the vessel; and, shortly after entering the port, she became his wife.
The first mate, who whistled for it zealously, was much respected for his perseverance, and was regarded even by the unbelievers as a first-rate sailor.
The first mate of the Aorai sprang ashore, exchanged a word with the one-armed native, then hurried toward Raoul.
Its experienced staff or crew consists of licensed Coast Guard Certified Captains and first mates.