WARD ROOM OFFICERS AT MESS

Ward Room Officers at Mess
(Photograph by E. H. Hart)

"The staterooms on the starboard side of a ship are occupied by line-officers, while staff-officers use the staterooms on the port side. Line-officers comprise admirals down to midshipmen. They are combatant officers as distinguished from officers of the staff, who are known as noncombatants." - Johnston

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