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Master Commandant was a rank within the early United States Navy. A Master Commandant was a higher rank than Lieutenant, and would command warships too small to justify the command of a full Captain. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... A Lieutenant is a military, paramilitary or police officer. ... USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class cruiser. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ...

Master Commandant was roughly equivalent to the Royal Navy rank of Master and Commander. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Commander is a military rank used in many navies but not generally in armies or air forces. ...

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With a laboriously sluggish story line and vaguely developed characters, high hopes for Master and Commander as the next epic blocbuster may sink to the bottom of the ocean.
Master and Commander is based on the historical novel by Author Patrick O Brian, a relatively undiscovered, author of the twentieth century whose naval adventure novels in recent years have been acclaimed as the best historical novels ever written.
And with all of the great movies made in the history of cinema, and the few spare hours that you have to sit and watch them in your life, you may be wasting precious time viewing this one.
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