a person who assists the master of a large ocean passenger vessel, being especially responsible for safety apparatus, fire and lifeboat drills, etc.
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How to use staff captain in a sentence
Zanzi says he immediately reported the incident to three superiors—a director, a human-resources manager, and the staff captain.8 Juiciest Bits From Latest Lawsuit Against John Travolta | Maria Elena Fernandez | June 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
On their return from the trenches they met the staff-captain, who hailed them, and said, Are you the tunnelling company?The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918 | Frederick William Bewsher
staff captain is the highest grade of the officers entrusted with the nayigation of a ship or fleet.
One of the things we need on this ship is a staff-captain, to take over the management of the personnel.Where the Blue Begins | Christopher Morley
The Prince of Wales was a staff-captain in the army of the Somme doing his bit in the mud and misery like the rest of us."Over There" with the Australians | R. Hugh Knyvett
I took the Artillery staff captain round the brigades on my carrier, and did not get back until 10.Adventures of a Despatch Rider | W. H. L. Watson