As alluded to by RAB C, the XO isThe Jimmy is the nickname given to the Executive Officer (XO) AKA 1st Lieutenant and is the ship's 2IC. S/he is responsible for whole ship coordination and discipline.
Jimmy - James the First - 1st Lieutenant ie Executive Officer, or in Army speak, Unit 2IC and COS rolled into one.The Jimmy is the nickname given to the Executive Officer (XO) AKA 1st Lieutenant and is the ship's 2IC. S/he is responsible for whole ship coordination and discipline.
Ahoy there Daxx. Please see my post above. I think Warrant Officer was a naval term way before the army even had thought of it.My Div SNCO st BRNC in 1987 was a MAA H'gston former Fleet Chief Petty Officer. Not sure why the Andrew needs to adopt Army ranks, unless the 1st Sea lord has aspirations to be CDS?
Thing was they were not Royal Warrants, they were Admiralty Warrants.From the National Archives referring to Naval Warrant Officers of old:
A warrant officer was a sailor who became an officer by being awarded a warrant. Warrant officers are junior to commissioned officers and senior to ratings.
Warrant officers include: master, purser, boatswain, gunner, carpenter, surgeon, armourer, chaplain, cook, master at arms, sailmaker and schoolmaster. Bear in mind that before becoming a warrant officer they will have served as a rating.
They had their own mess “Gun Room” so neither ratings or officers.
MAPEX concerning naval operations against pirates off the gold coast involving a combined Nigerian/German task force? Oh yes, we nearly had that in an ACSC exercise once (spotted at a very early part of the planning stage for the ex, and the reason that the Germans stayed firmly in harbour).A Nigerian / Norwegian task force Commodore would be more problematic.