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Sailors/boaters, who is a 'Chief Bosun's Mate' in the Navy/Coastguard?

What do they do? Job roles?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Definition of boatswain's mate. 1 : an assistant to the boatswain. 2 : a petty officer in the U.S. Navy whose specialty is seamanship and who has supervisory duties in the operation of the deck force and the maintenance of equipment.

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  • 5 months ago

    For merchant marines (commercial or non navy) he is the one the chief mate talks to and tells what needs to be done for the day. The bos'n then divvy's up the jobs between us unlicensed people. He also is the go between when unlicensed and licensed have disagreements.

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