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Bo'sun of the Cursed crew.

"Bosun! Summon the Kraken!"
Davy Jones[src]

Boatswain, often phonetically spelled and pronounced Bosun, was the term given to the Warrant Officer or Petty Officer who served as the foreman of a ship's crew. A boatswain was sometimes also the third or fourth mate. The term was derived from from late Old English batswegen, from bat ("boat") + Old Norse sveinn ("swain"), meaning a young man, a follower, retainer or servant.

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