For this exploit, Decatur was promoted to the rank of post captain, there being no intermediate grade.
“I tell you I have no idea where they are,” returned the post captain.
He was killed in action, and his widow, in recognition of his courage, was awarded a post captain's pension.
For this heroic achievement Lieutenant Decater was promoted to the rank of post captain.
He rose to be post captain; and I hope to see him an admiral.
He had the pleasure of giving Decatur, then a post captain, the temporary command of the Constitution.
In 1790 he was a Lieutenant; and six years later a post captain.
The title “post captain” in the British navy means simply full captain, and is the equivalent of the French capitaine de vaisseau.
I have just written to a friend of mine, a post captain in his majesty's service, asking him to receive you as a midshipman.