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COMMANDER

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 765 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COMMANDER, in the British navy, the title of the second grade of captains. He commands a small vessel, or is second in command of a large one. A staff commander is entrusted with the navigation of a large ship, and ranks above a navigating lieutenant. Since 1838 the officer next in rank to a captain in the U.S. navy has been called commander.
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