Tag: Seaman

  • Ratings Focus: “Ordinary Seamen” & “Seamen”

    Ratings Focus: “Ordinary Seamen” & “Seamen”

    Our last Ratings Focus post looked at the lowest adult rank on board Civil War vessels, that of “Landsman” (you can read that here). For this installment, we are taking a look at the backgrounds, roles and responsibilities of Ordinary Seamen and Seamen, vital positions within wartime crews, and ones that indicated a sailor who…

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