My second mate
was a round-cheeked, silent young man, grave beyond his years, I thought; but as our eyes happened to meet I detected a slight quiver on his lips.
The second mate
was marching to and fro on the bridge, tripping down with small steps one moment, and the next climbing with difficulty the shifting slope of the deck.
Katherine's Dock House a full-fledged second mate
after the hottest time of his life with Captain R-, the most dreaded of the three seamanship Examiners who at the time were responsible for the merchant service officers qualifying in the Port of London.
for the first time--a really responsible officer
volunteered to steer and watch, and let men snatch a few hours sleep.
In the way of compliment there is nothing to beat this from a ship's captain to his second mate
at the end of a voyage, when the work is over and the subordinate is done with.
Didn't I sail in as a youngster, second mate
on the brig Berncastle, into Hakodate, pumping double watches to keep afloat just because a whale took a smash at us?
Neither he nor the second mate
could get a wink of sleep in their watches below for the noise.
He's got two of the warders and Mereer, the second mate
, and he'd get the captain himself, if he thought him worth it.
Mumford, the second mate
, was despatched with four hands, in the pinnace, to sound across the channel until he should find four fathoms depth.
It 'uz pow'ful hot, deckhan's en roustabouts 'uz sprawled aroun' asleep on de fo'cas'l', de second mate
, Jim Bangs, he sot dah on de bitts wid his head down, asleep--'ca'se dat's de way de second mate
stan' de cap'n's watch
The enclosure at the far end of the palisade was for the Malay and lascar crew and there also were quarters for Bududreen and the Malay second mate