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Buffer

Buffer is the colloquial title for the senior seaman sailor in a Commonwealth of Nations navy ship. The formal title is chief boatswain's mate.

What is Buffer?

Buffer is the colloquial title for the senior seaman sailor in a Commonwealth of Nations navy ship. The formal title is chief boatswain's mate. This person is typically a chief petty officer or petty officer in frigates or destroyers, and in larger ships may be a warrant officer.

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