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Officers and Yachtsmen on the Royal Yacht Britannia
The Commander's intercom, with bulbs to indicate calls from various part of the ship. Two are labeled "The Queen" and "The Duke."
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The members of the Royal Navy who kept the ship afloat were hand-picked to serve their Queen and country. The Admiral had responsibility for the staff of 20 officers and 220 yachtsmen. There were several departments: Seamen, Navigation, Engineering, Supply, and Medical. The Royal Marines Band sailed on voyages as well.