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What is the order of command on a ship?

What is the order of command on a ship?

Deck officers are licensed mariners who are responsible for the navigation and safe passage of the ship.

  • Chief mate.
  • Second mate.
  • Third mate.
  • Deck cadet.
  • Boatswain.
  • Able bodied seaman.
  • Ordinary seaman.
  • Chief engineer.

How do you command a ship in the Navy?

There are three ways to become the captain of a Navy ship. The first is by going to college and joining the Navy as an officer. The second is to advance through the ranks of the U.S. Merchant Marine, go to college and join the Navy as a sealift support officer.

What are the different Navy commands?

There are nine Navy component commands, and their commanders carry out operations within the designated area of responsibility.

  • Fleet Forces Command.
  • Military Sealift Command.
  • Naval Forces Central Command.
  • Pacific Fleet.
  • Naval Special Warfare Command.
  • Fleet Cyber Command / 10th Fleet.
  • Naval Forces Europe / Naval Forces Africa.

What Navy rank commands a ship?

On the sea a captain is usually the commander of a large warship—a cruiser, battleship, or aircraft carrier in the navy and any sizable ship in the mercantile marine service. In the British and U.S. navies the rank corresponds to the army rank of colonel, as does group captain in the Royal Air Force.

What is an Echelon 2 command in the Navy?

Echelon II means that the organization reports to someone who, in turn, reports directly to the Chief of Naval Operations. SPAWAR reports to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDA).

What is a tycom?

Commander, Naval Air Forces ( a.k.a. COMNAVAIRFOR, and CNAF; and dual-hatted as Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific, and COMNAVAIRPAC) is the aviation Type Commander (TYCOM) for all United States Navy naval aviation units.

Can an admiral command a ship?

Admiral commands a fleet of ships (as opposed to a single ship) with help of other admirals whether senior or junior (Fleet Admiral, Rear Admiral etc). This is similar to real world military ranks. He can monitor captains, suspend captains, assign new captain to a ship & send ship(s) to a particular mission.

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