Master's Mate

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Master's Mate

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1AuntieCatherine
Jun 24, 2012, 6:22pm

I've read a few naval novels set in the same period, contemporary and modern, and have no where else come across the idea that a midshipman might serve a term as a master's mate before passing as lieutenant.

Is this an O'Brienism or has anyone else a source for it?

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