flag captain


the captain of a flagship

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Examples from the Web for flag captain

Historical Examples of flag captain

  • He was a great friend of their father, and, said the boys, was most likely to make him his flag-captain.

    The Stokesley Secret

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • You wish a situation, you say; and, if I were an Admiral, I would make you my flag-captain.

    The Red Rover

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Frank, as his flag-captain, took part in the chase after Villeneuve to the West Indies and back.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

  • Can you inform me, sir,” said he to the flag-captain, “whether the Zenobia or Orestes sail with the squadron?

    The Poacher

    Frederick Marryat

  • His splendid conduct while flag-captain to Admiral Kergarouet was written in visible letters on his scarred face.


    Honore de Balzac