In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in US)teniente masculine(en Río de la Plata) teniente primero(en Colombia) teniente capitán
(in UK)teniente de navío masculine
- Piper, made no fewer than 39 patrols as a third hand, first lieutenant and Commanding Officer, in Ursula, Unbeaten and Unsparing.
- Appointed first lieutenant in the Continental navy in 1775, Jones received the command of the eighteen-gun sloop Ranger in 1777.
- Today Jacqueline is a graduate and a first lieutenant in the Royal Navy.
- Another of the officers at the drumhead court, the first lieutenant is also the second in command of the ship.
- Further confusion was added by William Pryce Cunby, first lieutenant on Nelson's flagship, Bellerophon, who gave it as: ‘England expects that every man will do his duty.’
- It was said, for example, that an engineer four-striper at Sheerness expressed interest, while visiting a submarine, in the business of submerging: he asked the first lieutenant where he got the water from to fill main ballast tanks.
- Despite his poor fitness reports, he was promoted to first lieutenant while on the ship.
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