Post Captain (rank)

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Definition of the Era

(The information in this section is from the 1771 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Please do not make edits to this section. Content is presented in its original form as to spelling and grammar use. This is what an educated person of Aubrey and Maturin's time would have known)

The captain of a ship of war is the commanding officer of a ship, galley, fire ship or the like. This officer ranks with a colonel in the land-service. (C-L 32)

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