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Old September 8 2009, 10:16 PM   #30
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Re: Mr. Spock instead of Sir or Commander

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
US Navy practice until the early 1970's was for commanders and above to be addressed with their rank, lieutenant commanders and below (down to WO-1) to be addressed as "Mister (last name)," or mrs. or miss, or as "doctor" or "nurse" or "chaplain," "father" &c. as appropriate. As we know, Spock was considered a LCdr when the series began, despite his rank stripes, so "Mr. Spock" would be OK by USN tradition.

--Justin
Until the early 70's nothing. It's still common practice now.

Timo wrote: View Post
US Navy practice until the early 1970's was for commanders and above to be addressed with their rank, lieutenant commanders and below (down to WO-1) to be addressed as "Mister (last name)"
Hmm... addressed by whom? Everybody, or fellow officers, or superior officers?

Timo Saloniemi
Generally anyone that is in a usual working relationship with said officer. Some scrub E-2 from another Department would probably call him "Sir" or "Lieutenant Jones", the same E-2 in his own Division would probably call him "Mister Jones".

J.T.B. wrote: View Post

Everybody officially, though juniors could use "sir" instead. I'll look up the full rules later today.

--Justin
IIRC, it's not in the rules, it's more Naval tradition.
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