Boatswain


Boatswain

] The Boatswain in William Shakespere's The Tempest is a central character is several scenes.

Victoria Cross recipients John Sheppard (VC), John Sullivan (VC), Henry Curtis, and John Harrison (VC 1857) were Royal Navy Boatswain's Mates.

Lord Byron had a Newfoundland dog named Boatswain.cite book
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] Byron wrote the famous poem Epitaph to a Dog and had a monument made for him at Newstead Abbey.

There are also a handful of fictional boatswains and boatswain's mates. The father of main character Zack Mayo in An Officer and A Gentleman was a Boatswain's Mate.Fact|date=May 2007 Also, the character Bill Bobstay in Gilbert and Sullivan's musical comedy "H.M.S. Pinafore" is alternatively referred to as a "bos'un" [See quote from "The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan" at [http://www.operatalent.com/Safe/Roles/Boatswain66723270.asp?rolea=324] .] and a "Boatswain's Mate." [See quote from S.W. Gilbert in "The story of the H.M.S. Pinafore" at [http://www.operatalent.com/Safe/Roles/Boatswain66723270.asp?rolea=324] .] Another boatswain from literature is Smee from "Peter Pan". [ cite book
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ee also

*Merchant Navy
*Ship transport
*United States Merchant Marine
*Nautical chart
*Nautical publications
*Boatswain's Mate (US Navy)
*Boatswain's Mate (US Coast Guard)
*Bootsmann
*Deck department
*Seafarer's professions and ranks
*Serang

Notes

"This article incorporates text from public-domain sources, including [http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html the Naval Historical Center] and/or other U.S. Government websites. For specific sources of text, see notes."

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*cite book |author=McLeod, William Reynolds |title=The Boatswain's Manual |publisher=Brown, Son and Ferguson, ltd |location=Glasgow |year=2000 |pages= |isbn=0-85174-679-9 |oclc= |doi= |accessdate=
*cite web |url=http://www1.ous.edu/owpd/plsql/owpd_pos_desc?p_pos_id=688 |title= Classification Number: 4512 Boatswain |accessdate=2008-04-28 |author=Oregon University System |year=2004 |month= |format= |work=Position Descriptions |publisher=Oregon University System |pages= |language= |doi= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote=
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*cite web |url=http://www.whoi.edu/services/HR/jobdescp/marine/boatswain.html |title=Boatswain |accessdate=2008-04-28 |author=Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution |authorlink=Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution |coauthors= |date= |year=2003 |month= |format= |work=Position Descriptions |publisher=Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution |pages= |language= |doi= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote=

External links

* [http://corpun.master.com/texis/master/search/?q=boatswain&s=SS| CorPun website on corporal punishments]
* [http://www.occupationalinfo.org/91/911131010.html Boatswain at OccupationalInfo.org]
*cite web |url=http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/cis/products/hdo/htm/seaman.htm |title=Seaman, Merchant Marine |accessdate=2007-05-26 |author=International Labour Organization |authorlink=International Labour Organization |coauthors= |date=2000-12-05 |format= |work= International Hazard Datasheets on Occupation|publisher= |pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote=


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  • Boatswain — Boat swain, n. [Boat + swain.] 1. (Naut.) An officer who has charge of the boats, sails, rigging, colors, anchors, cables, cordage, etc., of a ship, and who also summons the crew, and performs other duties. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boatswain — mid 15c., from late O.E. batswegen, from bat boat (see BOAT (Cf. boat) (n.)) + O.N. sveinn boy (see SWAIN (Cf. swain)). Phonetic spelling bo sun is attested from 1840 …   Etymology dictionary

  • boatswain — is now generally pronounced boh sǝn regardless of whether it is spelt this way or as bosun …   Modern English usage

  • boatswain — (also bo sun or bosun) ► NOUN ▪ a ship s officer in charge of equipment and the crew. ORIGIN from BOAT(Cf. ↑boatload) + SWAIN(Cf. ↑swain) …   English terms dictionary

  • boatswain — [bō′sən] n. [ME boteswayne < OE batswegen < bat,BOAT + * swegen, servant < or akin to ON sveinn: see SWAIN] a ship s warrant officer or petty officer in charge of the deck crew, the rigging, anchors, boats, etc …   English World dictionary

  • boatswain — Pronounced bosun. Originally the person responsible for discipline on a ship. Now the position of one who works with line or rope, still a very common position in the navies of most countries. Sailors were considered to be the originators of many …   Dictionary of american slang

  • boatswain — Pronounced bosun. Originally the person responsible for discipline on a ship. Now the position of one who works with line or rope, still a very common position in the navies of most countries. Sailors were considered to be the originators of many …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Boatswain — Recorded in spellings which include Boat, Boate, Boater, Bote, Booter, Boother, Boatman, Boatwright, Boatswain, and Bowater, this is an early English medieval surname. Its origins of which there are definately two, are confused and in some cases …   Surnames reference

  • boatswain — Skua Sku a, n. [Icel. sk?fr, sk?mr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any jager gull; especially, the {Megalestris skua}; called also {boatswain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boatswain — Jager Ja ger, n. [G. j[ a]ger a hunter, a sportsman. Cf. {Yager}.] [Written also {jaeger}.] 1. (Mil.) A sharpshooter. See {Yager}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of gull of the genus {Stercorarius}. Three species occur on the Atlantic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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