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Old September 10 2009, 05:10 AM   #52
Captain Robert April
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Re: Mr. Spock instead of Sir or Commander

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Because they were both Captains, naval tradition is that only the commander of a ship is called captain
True, sort of. Not really stuck to much these days.
It not unusual for aircraft carriers to have up to thirteen officers with the rank of "captain".
There is only one 'captain of the ship', since everyone on board knows who that is, everyone who is a captain is refered to by correct rank. At least in the U.S. Navy.

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Isn't the captain of an aircraft carrier typically a rear admiral?
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