officer of the deck

  1. a naval duty officer responsible for the operation of the ship in the absence of the captain or the executive officer. Abbreviation: O.O.D. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The officer-of-the-deck is in charge of the ship as the representative of the captain.

    The Armed Forces Officer

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