Thursday, January 17, 2008
What the *$^% is a: Quartermaster?
A Quartermaster enforces discipline aboard ship; sometimes the same job as the Bo’sun. They were elected by the crew and were the second most powerful men aboard ship and had veto power of the Captain's orders as long as they were not in the middle of a battle.
Quartermasters led raiding parties onto other ships and some Quartermasters, notably Captain Jack Rackham succeeded to command their own ships and become captains in their own rights.