Corporal - Ship's Corporal

In some navies a Ship's Corporal is a position, not the rank of a petty officer who assists the master at arms in his various duties.

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Famous quotes containing the words corporal and/or ship:

    The sense of death is most in apprehension,
    And the poor beetle that we tread upon
    In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great
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    Necessitates it, and we must construct
    The ship to navigate behind them, there.
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