Reply To: The fate of rank of Captains of the Tops etc
Thank you Paul for your reply and the very useful references. I came across a book published in 1880 which claimed to be An Official Chronicle of those awarded the Victoria Cross 1856 to 1880 and noted these men listed as captains of various parts of the ship. Whilst presumably Petty Officers they were not listed as such and I found this curious and sought to find out more. It would seem to be more of a job title than a rank. Do you know how they were addressed on board?