flag captain


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flag captain

n
(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?
Rotheram fought at the Battle of the Saintes, the Battle of the Glorious First of June and was Collingwood's flag captain in the warship Dreadnought and then in Royal Sovereign at Trafalgar.
In May 1810 Charles was promoted Post-Captain and became Flag Captain to Admiral Sir John Warren in the 74-gun H.M.S.