Definitions for flag captain
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word flag captain
the captain of a flagship
(Royal Navy) the captain of a flagship
In the Royal Navy, a flag captain was the captain of an admiral's flagship. During the 18th and 19th centuries, this ship might also have a "captain of the fleet", who would be ranked between the admiral and the "flag captain" as the ship's "First Captain", with the "flag captain" as the ship's "Second Captain". Unlike a "captain of the fleet", a flag-captain was generally a fairly junior post-captain, as he had the Admiral to keep an eye on him, but – like a "captain of the fleet" – a "flag captain" was a post rather than a rank.
Find a translation for the flag captain definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these flag captain definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"flag captain." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/flag captain>.