Question about Officer Rankings for Cunard White Star during WWII.


Jason1981

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Hello, I am looking for information about the Ranking Hierarchy for the Cunard White Star Line during the 30s and 40s. I know that with White Star during the teens, You had Captain, Chief Officer, 1st, 2nd, and so on. I also know Cunard did theirs differently and that is what I am looking for. The internet has been surprisingly sparse with this information. I would appreciate it if someone could help me with this.
-Thanks.
-Jason.
 

Bob Godfrey

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In the early '50s on a large Cunard liner there would be a Captain, Staff Captain and Chief Officer, then six other 'executive officers' - a senior and junior at each level - ranging from Senior 1st to Junior 3rd. I imagine it was much the same in the '30s and '40s. In 1936 the Queen Mary's Captain had the distinction of being designated 'Commodore'.
 

Bosuns Mate

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Hello, I am looking for information about the Ranking Hierarchy for the Cunard White Star Line during the 30s and 40s. I know that with White Star during the teens, You had Captain, Chief Officer, 1st, 2nd, and so on. I also know Cunard did theirs differently and that is what I am looking for. The internet has been surprisingly sparse with this information. I would appreciate it if someone could help me with this.
-Thanks.
-Jason.
You can find a lot of information on Find My Past which has records of all the navigation officers in White Star Line.
 

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