flag captain


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flag captain

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(Military) the captain of a flagship
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Noun1.flag captain - the captain of a flagshipflag captain - the captain of a flagship    
captain, skipper - the naval officer in command of a military ship
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It was subsequently captured by Nelson's flag captain Sir Edward Berry, on board the HMS Foudroyant and despatched immediately as a gift to the City of Norwich.
What was the name of Nelson's flag captain on HMS Victory at Trafalgar?
But Northumbrian-born Edward Rotheram, Collingwood's flag captain at Trafalgar who also fought in the other major naval battles of the time, has been forgotten in the local hero stakes.
As Nicholas rockets through the sky on February 7, he will carry a small version of the Colonial Red Ensign - just like the flag Captain James Cook flew as he sailed off into the unknown on August 26, 1768 in his own famous Endeavour ship.