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The term Captain is given to the senior ranking member of a ship. With the exception of pirate vessels, Captains hold compete rule and authority of the ship.

For most ships, the captain is responsible for the safety of the ship, its cargo's, and its crews and passengers. While the captain may have people in charge of overseeing these things, it is normally the captain who is held responsible should anything happen.

Obtaining the titleEdit

Becoming Captain differed between pirate and normal society. For pirates, the ship was owned by the crew, and the Captain could rise through the ranks by gaining support from the crew. If a Captain was killed or removed from rank, the crew would vote a new captain in. This person could be virtually anyone, but the Quartermaster was often seen as the next in line.

Notable captainsEdit

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