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AFAIK the Matelot de Seconde Classe would be the ordinary seaman and the Able Seaman would be the Matelot de première classe but I'm absolutely not sure. Chris CII 10:42, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
I've removed the reference to "AB" standing for "able-bodied", as this is incorrect. See Able Seaman (occupation)#Able-bodied Seaman. Should we duplicate the section from the civilian article here? Tevildo (talk) 16:54, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Need to add something on AB1
for Royal Navy. Will find.