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Thread #63880 Message #1041990
Posted By: Gareth
26-Oct-03 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
Subject: RE: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade
Uncle DaveO - Yes, there was a difference between the US Navy and the Royal Navy.
In the RN a Commadore was a tempory rank given to the Senior Officer of a squadron, who had executive powers over the rest of the squadron.
There were 2 classes of Commadore - The First Class had a Captain under him. ie He was responsible for the squadron only, and a sepperate officer had the comand of the Pennant ship.
The Second class comanded his own ship as well.
In the USN - Commadore was a permenant rank.