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Old September 12 2009, 03:15 AM   #69
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Re: Mr. Spock instead of Sir or Commander

T'Girl wrote: View Post

There is also a 'officer of the deck', a OD, who the helmsman would report to if the skipper was in a conference.
The OOD is ALWAYS on the bridge while underway, and is the officer responsible to the Captain for the whole ship while on his watch.

There's no such thing on a carrier as "Helmsman" in any case. That would be the "Conning Officer".

And what's an "OD"?

I took the number of thirteen captains from a fact book titled "Carrier", the author was aboard the 'U.S.S. John F. Kennedy', at the time of that cruise there were thirteen naval officers on board with the rate of captain.
I don't doubt the personal experience of the author, but if there 13 Captains on the ship, odds are that five of them were visiting from other ships in the Group.

I should of used squadron, not wing. My bad.
No, that wouldn't have worked either, since squadrons are commanded by Commanders, not Captains.
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