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post captain

n
(Historical Terms) history (formerly) a naval officer holding a commission as a captain, as distinct from an officer with the courtesy title of captain
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Then again, there is an imposing quarto, written by one Captain Colnett, a Post Captain in the English navy, entitled
3) The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Adelaide, Friends of the State Lib.
We have done that in the past and we can do it again," The Frontier Post captain said.
The duties of the newly-minted post captain were onerous and the rewards uncertain, whether at sea or ashore.
He has been some time a Post Captain, and is a most meritorious officer.
In Post Captain (1972) a Scottish officer criticizes Johnson for making "very inaccurate statements.
The career of any peacetime sailor was a slow and frustrating business, but for an intelligent and ambitious young officer without family 'interest' or--after his father's bankruptcy and early death--without money, professional life could stretch ahead with a deadening and impoverishing sameness that only the distant 'Grail' of promotion to post captain made bearable.
Graeme Rodway Trading Post Captain Chris Gold Cup 25-1 Paddy Power Philip Hobbs's gelding was pitched in at the deep end over fences and acquitted himself well in the face of stiff tasks early in his career, but he has really got his act together on his last two starts with impressive wins at Kempton and in the Arkle at Cheltenham last Tuesday.
Nelson's affair with Lady Hamilton lasted six years after the pair met when he was a 35-year-old post captain and she a 28-year-old artist's model.
Adam Scriven, a minor character in Post Captain, owes his name to a Chaucerian lyric, and only a reader of Middle English will catch the joke about the Reverend Mr.
When Keith first engaged in combat as a newly appointed post captain in 1775, he was, in the word of his uncle, "poor" (12).
The selected documents in this first of a projected three volumes, deals with his early career from when he was promoted to post captain through the end of the Seven Years War.