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Famous Male Sailors

Updated June 14, 2019 9k views1.4k items

List of famous male sailors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male sailors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being sailors. There are thousand of males working as sailors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sailors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a sailor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List includes Frank J. Anderson, Matthew Webb and more.

While this isn't a list of all male sailors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male sailors?" and "Who are the best male sailors?"
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