Captain: In overall command.
Chief Mate/Chief Officer: 2nd in Command responsible for deck maintenance and cargo loading discharging and
Second Mate: Stood 4-8 watch Am & PM acted as Navigator responsible for charts and their correction.
Third Mate: Stood 12- 4 watch AM & PM responsible for maintenance of firefighting equipment, took a turn relieving
2nd Mate for dinner each night at sea.
Third Mate or Jr. Third Mate: Stood 8-12 watch AM & PM responsible for Lifesaving equipment including Lifeboat
supplies, took a turn relieving 2nd Mate for dinner each night at sea.
Deck Cadet: In training usually under supervision of Chief Mate
Radio Officer: Maintained radio equipment and received and sent coded messages to and from the ship. Stood a total of
eight hours per day on watch between 8 AM and 8 PM.
Bosun: In charge of deck gang (all other deck dept members) took direction for work from Chief Mate.
Deck Maintenance Man: Usually a qualified AB work for Bosun on day work. Different ships had different numbers of
Deck Maintenance Men.
6 Able Bodied Seaman: (ABís) two on each watch above.
3 Ordinary Seamen: (OSís) one on each watch above.
Chief Engineer: In charge of engine room and shipís machinery including deck winches etc.
1st Assistant Engineer: In charge of all engineer related maintenance.
2nd Asst Engineer: Stands 4-8 watches responsibility of testing boiler water and maintaining proper
3rd Asst Engineer: Stands 12-4 watch responsibility for lube oil purification.
3rd Asst Engineer or Jr. 3rd Engineer: Stands 8 Ė 12 watch responsibility for the salt water
Engine Cadet: Could be from Kings Point Training Academy or from Union School.
3 Oilers: One for each of the watches above assisted watch engineer with machinery operation.
3 Firemen Watertenders (FWT): Actually stood watch in front of boilers and kept fires burning worked under
direction of watch engineer.
Wiper: As name implies they clean up and assist around the engineroom ships differed in numbered carried.
Chief Steward: In charge of Stewards Dept.
Chief Cook: Main Cook oversaw galley.
Cook/Baker: As name implied actually baked and assisted Chief Cook.
3rd Cook: Worked under direction of Steward and Chief Cook.
Salon Messman: Served food and cleaned within deckhouse
Salon Pantryman: Washed dishes.
Officers Bedroom Steward (BR): Made up officers rooms.
Steward Utility: Assisted Chief Steward as needed
Crew Messman: Served crew food.
Galley Utility: Performed general galley clean-up and assist as needed such as peel potatoes etc.
(2) Passenger Utility and BR:
Serve passenger and make-up rooms.