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The Captain character jug produced by Jane Holland of South Gate, California, circa 1945. Captain is a title for the commanding officer of a military unit; the supreme leader of a navy ship, merchant ship, airplane, spacecraft, or other vessel; or the commander of a port, fire or police department, election precinct, etc. In militaries, the captain is typically at the level of an officer commanding a company or battalion of infantry, a ship, or a battery of artillery, or another distinct unit. The term also may be used as an informal or honorary title for persons in similar commanding roles.
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