from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A grade in the naval service for seamen especially trained for gunnery duties.


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  • To an Englishman, William Bourne, a seaman-gunner must be credited the first concrete exposition of the possibilities of an undersea fighter.

    Our Navy in the War

  • The captain of this gun was an excellent seaman-gunner named Smith, who was afterwards promoted to be a boatswain in the

    Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker

  • It has been said of a great admiral that he could perform with his own hands the duties of every station on board a ship-of-war, from seaman-gunner to admiral, and the same may be, without exaggeration, said of Tucker.

    Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker


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