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boatswain

, bosun, bo's'n
a petty officer on a merchant ship or a warrant officer on a warship who is responsible for the maintenance of the ship and its equipment

Boatswain

Byron’s favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
See: Dogs
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By the time we got half way to Tenerife, our third lieutenant having the fournoon watch on deck, he called the boatswains mate to know why both watches were not on deck, and called them aft and ordered the boatswains mate to thrash them all round, one by one, and informed them that he would soon have them south of the Line and he would then work their hides up.
The sea is in my blood I guess, '' said David who took on his full-time boatswain role in 1969.
Under the captain's oversight, the mate directs the work of the deckhands with the help of the boatswain.
In addition, he served five years active duty as a Boatswain Mate (BM2) in the U.
Tenders are invited for procurement of 750 plastic chairs with armrest and 80 plastic tables for boatswain store ins zamorin
Daniel Boatswain had not been in trouble with the law until he agreed to go along with the others on a 'walk' to Mirfield.
The group include The Preacher on lead vocals and harp, Martin Barter on keyboards and vocals, tenor sax Rod Boatswain, trumpet player Dill, Faye Stringer on baritone sax and clarinet, Steve Sage on bass and percussion and Brendan Rayner on drums and percussion.
Offerings include records of the provisioning of ships for campaigns in Scotland from 1300 to 1306, commentary about Lord Admiral Lisle and the invasion of Scotland 1544, a journal of the voyage of the HMS Marichal to Iceland in 1654, cases in the Courts of the Admiralty on neutrality and jurisdiction from 1798 to 1805, records about the supply of timber for the Royal Navy from 1803 to 1830, the journals of the explorers George Bedford and Charles Knowles about their African adventures, the diary of a signal boatswain kept during the Zulu war of 1879, Australian naval defense as represented in correspondence from 1913 to 1934, the relief of Gibraltar in 1940, and the development of an independent navy for Australia.
We ex-navy only know of a "bosun" short for boatswain or boatswain mate.
But Boatswain said the resources pledged after hurricanes Ivan and Emily were not all deposited.
As luck would have it, I was also saved from much hardship by a chance encounter with the boatswain, a huge man called Jack Calloway.
Whoever gets the job, be it a man or woman, will be formally known as a good old-fashioned boatswain -- a romantic name taking you back in time.