There are all sorts of ship captains. Some are more admirable than others. But even those who are not so likeable can be interesting characters. Who wouldn’t be captivated by the morose and monomaniacal Captain Ahab, one of the main protagonists in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale?
The following are some good and bad traits that indicate the character or personality of a ship captain. One has to keep in mind that everyone has his or her own flaws and that the most unlikeable ship captain may have some redeeming qualities.
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