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17th Mar '18 3:06:29 PM Kalmbach
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** Commander Cassin Young was captain of the fleet repair ship USS ''Vestal'' (AR-4), which was moored alongside the battleship ''Arizona'' on the morning of December 7th. Young was a firm-but-fair leader who drilled his crew to a high standard, even if ''Vestal'' was a lightly-armed support ship not intended for combat. That high standard payed off that morning, when ''Vestal'' was one of the first ships to return fire on the attacking aircraft, with Gunner's Mates bringing her antiaircraft guns into action, while the snipes immediately lit the boilers and got steam up at the first sign of trouble. She was also one of the first to be hit, taking two bombs probably meant for ''Arizona''. One started a fire in the repair ship's magazine, while the Other punched through the ship's bottom and detonated on the shallow harbor bed beneath, miraculously failing to break her keel. Young was on the bridge when ''Arizona'' was sundered by an apocalyptic explosion of her forward magazine alongside his own ship. ''Vestal'' took severe blast damage, her superstructure Swiss-cheesed by shrapnel, and dozens of men topside--including Young himself--were blown overboard. Thoroughly pissed off at having been thrown off his own ship, Young swam back to ''Vestal'', climbed back aboard, and started channeling John Paul Jones. A junior watch officer had panicked and ordered the ship abandoned, the crew were in confusion, though some of the Bosun's Mates were pulling badly-wounded men off of the mortal remains of ''Arizona'', the guns were out of action, and the ship was on fire and taking water. Young countermanded the order to abandon, got the guns firing again, and gave the order to cast off and get underway. With the flooding and fires out of control, Young conned ''Vestal'' two miles northeast and beached her in Aiea Bay. He then sent every man not essential to his own firefighting effort, including all of his divers, to assist other stricken ships in the harbor. Over the next few weeks, Young's crew refloated their own ship, refloated ''California'' and ''West Virginia'', cut through ''Oklahoma'''s hull to pull trapped survivors to safety, and got ''Raleigh'', ''Tennessee'', ''Maryland'', and ''Pennsylvania'' ready to fight again. ''Vestal'' herself never saw the inside of a drydock. Cassin Young was awarded the Medal of Honor, promoted to Captain, and given command of the heavy cruiser USS ''San Francisco''. He would later be killed in action against a Japanese battleship off Guadalcanal.

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** Commander Cassin Young was captain of the fleet repair ship USS ''Vestal'' (AR-4), which was moored alongside the battleship ''Arizona'' on the morning of December 7th. Young was a firm-but-fair leader who drilled his crew to a high standard, even if ''Vestal'' was a lightly-armed support ship not intended for combat. That high standard payed off that morning, when ''Vestal'' was one of the first ships to return fire on the attacking aircraft, with Gunner's Mates bringing her antiaircraft guns into action, while the snipes immediately lit the boilers and got steam up at the first sign of trouble. She was also one of the first to be hit, taking two bombs probably meant for ''Arizona''. One started a fire in the repair ship's magazine, while the Other punched through the ship's bottom and detonated on the shallow harbor bed beneath, miraculously failing to break her keel. Young was on the bridge when ''Arizona'' was sundered by an apocalyptic explosion of her forward magazine alongside his own ship. ''Vestal'' took severe blast damage, her superstructure Swiss-cheesed by shrapnel, and dozens of men topside--including Young himself--were blown overboard. Thoroughly pissed off at having been thrown off his own ship, Young swam back to ''Vestal'', climbed back aboard, and started channeling John Paul Jones. A junior watch officer had panicked and ordered the ship abandoned, the crew were in confusion, though some of the Bosun's Mates were pulling badly-wounded men off of the mortal remains of ''Arizona'', the guns were out of action, and the ship was on fire and taking water. Young countermanded the order to abandon, got the guns firing again, and gave the order to cast off and get underway. With the flooding and fires out of control, Young conned ''Vestal'' two miles northeast and beached her in Aiea Bay. He then sent every man not essential to his own firefighting effort, including all of his divers, to assist other stricken ships in the harbor. Over the next few weeks, Young's crew refloated their own ship, refloated ''California'' and ''West Virginia'', cut through ''Oklahoma'''s hull to pull trapped survivors to safety, and got ''Raleigh'', ''Tennessee'', ''Maryland'', and ''Pennsylvania'' ready to fight again. ''Vestal'' herself never saw the inside of a drydock. Cassin Young was awarded the Medal of Honor, promoted to Captain, and given command of the heavy cruiser USS ''San Francisco''. He would later be killed in action against a Japanese battleship off Guadalcanal. The Navy further honored him after his death by naming a ''Fletcher''-class destroyer after him, which is still afloat and can be visited at the Boston Navy Yard, along with the USS ''Constitution''.
11th Mar '18 10:57:44 PM MagnusForce
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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has a captain as the leader of the defense team, usually a man about 10-20 years older than the rest of the team. Depending on the show, he either heads out with the rest of the team on field missions or he stays at base to give commands most of the time.

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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has a captain as the leader of the defense team, usually a man about 10-20 years older than the rest of the team. Depending on the show, he either heads out with the rest of the team on field missions or he stays at base to give commands most of the time. Notable examples include: Toshio Muramatsu from the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' (who paved the way for the rest to come), Kaoru Kiriyama from ''Series/UltraSeven'' (his title was "Commander", but he served the same role), Megmumi Iruma from ''Series/UltramanTiga'' (the first female example in the franchise), Gousuke Hibiki from ''Series/UltramanDyna'' (much more of a BoisterousBruiser than most), Shingo Sakomizu from ''Series/UltramanMebius'' (who acted as TheMentor for GUYS), and Hiroshi Hyuuga from ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle'' (a more literal example as he's a spaceship captain and a badass at that).
** A rare crossover example: Dan Moroboshi, protagonist and human form of ''Series/UltraSeven'', served this role in ''Series/UltramanLeo'', being also Gen/Leo's mentor.
10th Mar '18 11:25:42 PM morane
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* Ruben de Cloux, the legendary windjammer captain of Gustaf Eriksson Line. He won several times the Great Grain Race, and set several records for voyage from Australia to Britain. He mastered the winds skilfully and could actually outrun steamships.
22nd Feb '18 7:49:03 PM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the titular protagonist is a space trader, who owns a merchant ship. However, he doesn't really have a crew (the ship's computer is smart enough to do everything with the help of the robots). Most of the time, he travels alone, although he gets married (again) at the start of the novel.



** Elizabeth Lochley steps into the figurative Captain's chair (B5 doesn't have a CoolChair) for the fifth season and beyond. Susan Ivanova, the XO, gets promoted and takes command of a new Earth Warlock-class destroyer, due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the actress not returning for Season 5]].
** The SpinOff ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' gives us Captain [[Creator/GaryCole Matthew Gideon]]

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** Elizabeth Lochley steps into the figurative Captain's chair (B5 doesn't have a CoolChair) for the fifth season and beyond. Susan Ivanova, the XO, gets promoted and takes command of a new Earth Warlock-class ''Warlock''-class destroyer, due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the actress not returning for Season 5]].
** The SpinOff ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' gives us Captain [[Creator/GaryCole Matthew Gideon]]Gideon]] of the IAS ''Excalibur''.



* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]] By the end of Season 1, [[spoiler:[[Creator/DougJones Saru]] becomes acting captain of the ''Discovery'', having grown from a coward to a leader]]. In the MirrorUniverse, Sylvia "Killy" Tilly is the captain of the ISS ''Discovery'' ([[spoiler:well, she was, but the Mirror!''Discovery'' was destroyed by Prime!Klingons after swapping with the USS ''Discovery'']]), while Michael Burnham is the captain of the ISS ''Shenzhou''. In addition, [[spoiler:Emperor Phillipa Georgiou]] is in command of the flagship ISS ''Charon''.

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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]] By the end of Season 1, [[spoiler:[[Creator/DougJones Saru]] becomes acting captain of the ''Discovery'', having grown from a coward to a leader]]. In the MirrorUniverse, Sylvia "Killy" Tilly is the captain of the ISS ''Discovery'' ([[spoiler:well, she was, but the Mirror!''Discovery'' was destroyed by Prime!Klingons after swapping with the USS ''Discovery'']]), while Michael Burnham is the captain of the ISS ''Shenzhou''. In addition, [[spoiler:Emperor Phillipa Georgiou]] is in command of the flagship ISS ''Charon''.''Charon'', before briefly taking command of the [[spoiler:USS ''Discovery'' while impersonating Prime!Georgiou]].


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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has [[Creator/ArthurDarvill Rip Hunter]] as the captain of the timeship ''Waverider''. In Season 2, the position is briefly passed to Martin Stein, before he voluntarily gives it up in favor of the much more capable Sara Lance. Even after coming back, Rip doesn't take the position back.
22nd Feb '18 7:37:05 PM ChronoLegion
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** The SpinOff ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' gives us Captain [[Creator/GaryCole Matthew Gideon]]
22nd Feb '18 7:34:19 PM ChronoLegion
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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]] By the end of Season 1, [[spoiler:[[Creator/DougJones Saru]] becomes acting captain of the ''Discovery'', having grown from a coward to a leader]]. In the MirrorUniverse, Sylvia "Killy" Tilly is the captain of the ISS ''Discovery'' ([[spoiler:well, she was, but the Mirror!''Discovery'' was destroyed by Prime!Klingons after swapping with the USS ''Discovery'']]), while Michael Burnham is the captain of the ISS ''Shenzhou''.

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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]] By the end of Season 1, [[spoiler:[[Creator/DougJones Saru]] becomes acting captain of the ''Discovery'', having grown from a coward to a leader]]. In the MirrorUniverse, Sylvia "Killy" Tilly is the captain of the ISS ''Discovery'' ([[spoiler:well, she was, but the Mirror!''Discovery'' was destroyed by Prime!Klingons after swapping with the USS ''Discovery'']]), while Michael Burnham is the captain of the ISS ''Shenzhou''. In addition, [[spoiler:Emperor Phillipa Georgiou]] is in command of the flagship ISS ''Charon''.
22nd Feb '18 7:33:16 PM ChronoLegion
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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]]

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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]]]] By the end of Season 1, [[spoiler:[[Creator/DougJones Saru]] becomes acting captain of the ''Discovery'', having grown from a coward to a leader]]. In the MirrorUniverse, Sylvia "Killy" Tilly is the captain of the ISS ''Discovery'' ([[spoiler:well, she was, but the Mirror!''Discovery'' was destroyed by Prime!Klingons after swapping with the USS ''Discovery'']]), while Michael Burnham is the captain of the ISS ''Shenzhou''.
22nd Feb '18 7:27:48 PM ChronoLegion
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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the Buran's destruction.]]

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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the Buran's ''Buran''[='s=] destruction.]]
8th Feb '18 4:39:43 AM LordInsane
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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]].

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* [[Creator/MichelleYeoh Philippa Georgiou]] of the USS ''Shenzhou'' and [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Gabriel Lorca]] of the USS ''Discovery'' (''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''). Notably, Lorca is later revealed to be a [[spoiler:ShellShockedVeteran from the loss of his previous ship USS ''Buran'', being forced to kill his own crew to spare them from Klingon captivity]]. And then even later revealed to be [[spoiler: ''pretending'' to be a ShellShockedVeteran to cover the fact that he's really the Lorca from the MirrorUniverse, having switched places around the time of the Buran's destruction.]]
28th Jan '18 5:39:00 PM MagnusForce
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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has a captain as the leader of the defense team, usually a man about 10-20 years older than the rest of the team. Depending on the show, he either heads out with the rest of the team on field missions or he stays at base to give commands most of the time.
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