officier de manœuvre

English translation: helmsman/officer of the watch

16:07 Apr 3, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Military / Defense / Ship\'s crew member title
French term or phrase: officier de manœuvre
In an historical description of action on board ship. What is the English equivalent of "officier de manœuvre", please? I know that "manœuvre" is to do with steering the ship, but cannot find a definition of "officier de manœuvre" in English. Thanks in advance for any help.
Nicky Over
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:29
English translation:helmsman/officer of the watch
Explanation:
It depends on how senior you think this person is:

"A helmsman or helm is a person who steers a ship, sailboat, submarine, other type of maritime vessel, or spacecraft. On small vessels, particularly privately owned noncommercial vessels, the functions of skipper and helmsman may be combined in one person. On larger vessels, there is a separate officer of the watch, who is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and gives orders to the helmsman."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmsman
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helmsman/officer of the watch


Explanation:
It depends on how senior you think this person is:

"A helmsman or helm is a person who steers a ship, sailboat, submarine, other type of maritime vessel, or spacecraft. On small vessels, particularly privately owned noncommercial vessels, the functions of skipper and helmsman may be combined in one person. On larger vessels, there is a separate officer of the watch, who is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and gives orders to the helmsman."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmsman


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