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Thread #63880 Message #1041843
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
25-Oct-03 - 09:57 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
Subject: RE: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Tr
For those who might not know, "commodore" is not and never was a rank; it was a position, so to speak; the officer in command of a group (maybe only two) of ships for a mission. A commodore could be a lieutenant, (maybe an ensign, even, under some circumstances,) I think up to a post captain. I expect you wouldn't call an admiral given such an assignment "commodore".