What is midshipman?

  • (noun): A temporary rank held by young naval officers in training.

Midshipman

A midshipman is an officer cadet or a commissioned officer of the junior most rank, in the Royal Navy, United States Navy, and many Commonwealth navies. Commonwealth countries which use the rank include Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Kenya. The rank was also used, prior to 1968, by the Royal Canadian Navy, but upon the creation of the Canadian Forces the rank of midshipman was replaced with the rank of naval cadet.

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Alexander Laws
... Alexander Laws was an American sailor commissioned as a midshipman on 15 May 1800, and served in the ship Ganges during the Quasi-War with France ... under the Peace Establishment Act on 12 August 1801, he was again appointed midshipman on 25 August 1802 ... Laws served under Lieutenant James Lawrence, who, with Midshipman Thomas Macdonough and ten men (all cautioned “to use firearms only in case of urgent necessity”) seized Philadelphia’s berth ...
Midshipman Easy
... Midshipman Easy is a 1935 British adventure film directed by Carol Reed and starring Hughie Green, Margaret Lockwood and Harry Tate ... It was based on the 1836 novel Mr Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat ...
Midshipman (horse)
... Midshipman (foaled March 26, 2006, in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse ... Owned by Stonerside Stable and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, as a two year old Midshipman won 3 of 4 starts, including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Del Mar ... Two weeks before his run in the Breeders' Cup, Midshipman was sold to Darley Stable and as part of the sales agreement was transferred to trainer Saeed bin Suroor after the race ...
Lamar S. Owens Jr.
... (born September 6, 1983) was a Midshipman and starting quarterback at the United States Naval Academy ... was charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) with raping a female midshipman ... the jury's decision to clear Owens of raping a female midshipman and impose no punishment for convictions of conduct unbecoming an officer and violating a military protective order ...
David Dixon Porter - Peacetime Navy
... Porter obtained an official appointment as midshipman in the US Navy through his grandfather, US Congressman William Anderson ... favorably because Porter's father was a hero, his warrant as a midshipman would not have been renewed ... Porter's last duty as a midshipman was on frigate USS United States, flagship of Commodore Daniel Patterson, from June 1832 until October 1834 ...