Veteran crewman; Vessel veteran; Sea dog; Old salt; Popeye, e.g.;
Seaman; Swabbie; Sea salt?; Seafarer; Main man?; Popeye, for
8 times a year
in English language:
17700 / 86800
Sailor: Ruby's Wishes
sailor, mariner, or seaman is a person who navigates water-borne
vessels or assists in their operation, maintenance, or service.
The term can apply to professional mariners, military personnel,
and recreational sailors as well as a plethora of other uses.
Etymologically, the name preserves the memory of the time when
ships were commonly powered by sails, but it applies to the
personnel of all vessels, whatever their mode of locomotion.
Lone Sailor statue at the U.S.
in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to all those who have ever
served in the Navy.
mariners hold a variety of professions and ranks which are fairly
standard, with the exception of slight naming differences around
the world. Common categories by department include the Deck
department, the Engineering department, and the Steward's
department. Mariners can also be categorized by status as senior
licensed mariners or unlicensed mariners.
number of professional mariners have left the industry and led
noteworthy lives in the naval services or on the shore. For
example, Traian Băsescu started his career as a third mate
in 1976 and is now the President of Romania. Arthur Phillip
joined the Merchant Navy in 1751 and 37 years later founded
Sydney, Australia. Merchant mariner Douglass North went from
seaman to navigator to winning the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics.
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