officer of the deck

Definition of officer of the deck

: the officer in charge of a naval vessel for an assigned period (as a 4-hour watch) who is stationed on the bridge while at sea or on the quarterdeck while in port, who represents the commanding officer, and who for the duration of such duty is superior to all other officers except the executive officer

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“Officer of the deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/officer%20of%20the%20deck. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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