C A B I N  O F F I C E R
Captain Raphael Semmes



  The Cabin Officers were the highest ranking officers on a ship. On larger vessels they could include the Commander-in-Chief, Commanders of a Squadron or Division, Flag Officers, the Commanding Officer of the ship, Fleet Captains, or any Captain or Commander assigned to duty aboard the ship. These officers had their own cabins. On a small ship, such as the Alabama, there was only one Cabin Officer, the ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Semmes. Typically the captain took his mess in his state room.
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