If I didn't know the crewman's name I'd call him by his rank. "Ensign", "Lieutenant" etc.
Calling someone "Mister" is just wrong.
Only if the Mister is actually a Ms.!
The Mirrorball Man wrote:
Because it's so much cooler that way.
Really? What is it that you consider "cool" about the US Navy?
Why, the Navy is one of the finest and most attractive and butchest fighting forces in the world.
And they've got ships and