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Crew member (commonly crewman or crewmen) was the generic term given to a member of a ship's crew, whether they were pirates or members of the East India Trading Company or the Royal Navies. There were numerous other slang terms for members of a ship's crew, some equally generic, such as "sailor" and "mate."
Ranks in a crew
- First Mate
- Second Mate
- Third Mate
- Boatswain (often named "Bo'sun")
- Cabin Boy
- Powder Monkey
Behind the scenes
- The historical depiction of various ranks are shown in the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl DVD special feature: Below Deck: An Interactive History Of Pirates under "Rank and Privilege".