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The term "sailor" generically refers to those who sail the seas of Azeroth and their practices range from benign to despicable. Humans are well known for their sailing prowess, but many races have proficiency on the waters of Azeroth.
The basic sailor, sometimes called a crewman, performs all the basic duties aboard ship that usually don't involve cooking food or maintaining machines aboard. The head cook on a ship is usually called the galley chief. The engineer maintains machines and mechanisms. The leaders of most sailors and the boats they serve on are called captains. The more skilled among them are usually called mates and navigators who serve their captain and act as the captain's lieutenants. The second in command is usually called "first mate". Often ships carry soldiers called marines who specialize in battle at sea or from a ship. Marines may or may not have specific sailing skills.
Sailors in World of Warcraft EditThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
This is a partial list of known sailors: