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Offline Andrew Tarr

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Re: Sailor or Mariner
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 01 June 19 23:24 BST (UK) »
A Master Mariner held a master's or extra master's certificate issued by the Board of Trade, and was in supreme command of the vessel on a voyage. 
 
Indeed they did - my wife has her grandfather's original Master's certificate, folded into small pocket-size as he had to carry it at all times.  He had been one of the last 'Cape Horners', having been round the Horn under sail.
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