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List of the most notable and famous Captains in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Captains worldwide and top Captains in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Captains to the lesser known Captains in history and today, these are the top Captains in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Captains in the world?". Items here include everything from Danuta KobyliƄska-Walas to William T. Shorey. You can use the people in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (12 Items)
Nathaniel Bowditch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Captains
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Nathaniel Bowditch was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1773-1838)

Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Mathematician, Actuary, Sailor

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Thomas Coram is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Captains
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Captain Thomas Coram was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury to look after abandoned children. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity. ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1668-1751)

Birthplace: Lyme Regis, England

Profession: Sailor

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Sig Hansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Captains
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Sigurd Jonny "Sig" Hansen is an American Captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern. Since 2006, Hansen has been featured in all seasons of the documentary television series Deadliest Catch, for which he also serves as technical advisor for the production. ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

Profession: Author, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Cars 2, Deadliest Catch, After the Catch

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Edward Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Captains
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Edward John Smith, RD, RNR was an English naval reserve officer. Raised in a working environment, he left school early to join the Royal Naval Reserve. After earning his master, he entered the service of the White Star Line, a prestigious British company. He quickly rose through the ranks, and ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1850-1912)

Birthplace: Hanley^! Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Sailor

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