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Old October 23 2013, 11:13 PM   #11
Re: Commodores in command of Starships?

A few things to add:

The only Commodore I know of in the current US Navy is a commander of a submarine squadron. The captain of a submarine is an 0-5 rank (Commander). He is called captain because Navy convention is anyone in charge of a vessel is called captain.

The commodore has the rank of 0-6 captain and is in charge of a submarine squadron.

I don't know for sure but I think if a commodore was on board a boat and the captain was incapable of command the XO would take over command of the vessel not the Commodore. Same goes for admiral/captain aboard an Aircraft Carrier.
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