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A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard. The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship's crew, often organised with a chain of command. Traditional nautical usage strongly distinguishes officers from crew, though the two groups combined form the ship's company. Members of a crew are often referred to by the title Crewman.

Crew also refers to the sport of rowing, where teams row competitively in racing shells.

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Capt. Edward Low in a hurricane which he and all the crew had like to perished

Capt. Edward Low in a hurricane which he and all the crew had like to ...

Capt. Low on shore and ship on high waves in background. Illus. in: Charles Johnson, History of Most Famous Highway Men. London, 1734. Reference copy may be in LOT 9351. This record contains unverified, old dat... More

Capt. Avery and his crew taking one of the Great Mogul's ships

Capt. Avery and his crew taking one of the Great Mogul's ships

Capt. Avery standing, holding sword; battle between 2 ships in background. Engraving by W. Pritchard after William Telt. Illus. in: Charles Johnson, History of Most Famous Highway Men, 1734. Reference copy may ... More

Five hundred pounds reward. [For the capture of the Viginia built pilot boat St. Louis which has be seized and carried off by her crew] [Signed] Anthony Marmajou. Philadelphia 16th July 1778. Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, in Market-stree

Five hundred pounds reward. [For the capture of the Viginia built pilo...

Positive Photostat.; Printed in French and English.; Title.; Evans 15877. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemer... More

Piratical barbarity [Woodcut] Representation of the horrid massacre of the unfortunate crew of the Sloop Eliza-Ann, by the pirates, March 1825. Just published a new and interesting work, entitled Piratical barbarity or the female captire ... and

Piratical barbarity [Woodcut] Representation of the horrid massacre of...

Prospectus.; Parker, Lucretia.; On verso: MC # 09-82-038.405. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collectio... More

Battle of the Potomac. with the Malays. Written by one of the crew [1832].

Battle of the Potomac. with the Malays. Written by one of the crew [18...

Positive Photostat.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 55, Folder 20.

Temperance poem. Dedicated to the noble crew of the United States receiving ship Franklin, at Charlestown Navy Yard and sung in the Boston Baptist Bethen, corner of Lewis and Commercial Streets, Friday evening September 7th, 1849, after the pres

Temperance poem. Dedicated to the noble crew of the United States rece...

Verse.; Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 59, Folder 17.

Crew on deck of U.S.S. Colorado

Crew on deck of U.S.S. Colorado

No. 4455. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Group portrait of the crew on the deck of an ironclad]

[Group portrait of the crew on the deck of an ironclad]

Title devised by library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Miami, [i.e. Mendota] James River, Va.

Gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Miami, [i.e. Mendota] James River, Va.

No. B504. Title from item. Additional information from similar image, 111-B-374, held at the National Archives. Hand written on verso: "See Miller, vol. 6, page 275". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

A gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

A gun crew on deck of U.S.S. Mendota, James River, Va.

Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Crew on deck of monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

Crew on deck of monitor Lehigh, James River, Va.

No. B80. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. VI, p. 179". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Crew on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

Crew on deck of monitor Saugus, James River, Va.

No. B343. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Camp of the Negro Labor crew of the Q.M. Dept, Belle Plain, Va.

Camp of the Negro Labor crew of the Q.M. Dept, Belle Plain, Va.

No. 324. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Officers and crew on deck of gunboat Agawam, James River, Va.

Officers and crew on deck of gunboat Agawam, James River, Va.

No. B261. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Pivot guns crew, U.S. Steamer Pocahontas

Pivot guns crew, U.S. Steamer Pocahontas

Photograph shows sailors posed on the ship near the pivot gun. Title inscribed in ink on the front of the mount. Gladstone's inventory code and notes: M22. Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (DLC/PP-1995:113... More

Welcome song, dedicated to the commander, officers and crew of the U.S. Sloop-of-war Kearsarfe, on her arrival at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Nov. 7, 1864 By Phineas Stowe, Pastor of the 1st Bap. Mariners' Church, Boston. ... Boston. W.& E. Howe,

Welcome song, dedicated to the commander, officers and crew of the U.S...

Verse.; On verso: 535753, F16, 38. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 71, Folder 21.

Last of the Alabama Commodore Winslows grand victory march. Respectfully inscribed to the crew of the Kearsarge / / L.N. Rosenthal lith.

Last of the Alabama Commodore Winslows grand victory march. Respectful...

Print shows the battle between the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama off the coast of France, with a private British yacht "Deerhound" nearby; the Alabama is foundering and its crew is being rescued by the Kear... More

George Napper's boat & crew at dinner at Gwins landing

George Napper's boat & crew at dinner at Gwins landing

Photograph shows a boat crew eating on keelboat anchored next to landing, West Virginia. Title from item. In Jedediah Hotchkiss photograph album of views along railroad lines and rivers from near Staunton, Virg... More

Capt. Ed. Armstrong (Col'd) & crew of batteau Tam O'Shanter on beach of New River, Section 103, near 1st Res. 2nd N. R. Div.

Capt. Ed. Armstrong (Col'd) & crew of batteau Tam O'Shanter on beach o...

Photograph shows a boat crew of African American men sitting on, and in front of, a fallen tree near the New River, West Virginia. Title from item. Inscribed on recto: Capt's P.O. Lovely Mt. Central Depot. In J... More

The celebrated Paris crew of Saint John, N.B.

The celebrated Paris crew of Saint John, N.B.

Print showing four men rowing a racing shell on a large body of water. Identifies the men and gives time and distances for several races between 1867 and 1873. Title from item. From a photograph by Roberts.

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives in Congress assembled. The memorial of the undersigned, in behalf of the officers and crew of the iron-clad steamer Monitor, respectfully represents ... John L. Worden, Read Admiral United Sta

To the Honorable Senate and House of representatives in Congress assem...

Asks for the officers and crew of the Monitor reward equal to that given the Kearsarge. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. P... More

Arrival of the surviving prisoners of the "Virginius" crew at New York - demonstrations of welcome by their friends and sympathizers at Trujillo's restaurant in Pine Street / sketched by Matt Morgan.

Arrival of the surviving prisoners of the "Virginius" crew at New York...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v.37, 1874 Jan. 17, pp. 312-313.

[The crew of the Imperial Ironclad Frigate Asar-i Tevfik] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[The crew of the Imperial Ironclad Frigate Asar-i Tevfik] / Constantin...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 40. No. 621. In album: Imperial frigates and naval personnel, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collection... More

[A photograph of an artillery harnessed with horses along with its officer and crew] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[A photograph of an artillery harnessed with horses along with its off...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 20. No. 201. In album: Military personnel, arms depots, and other buildings, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hami... More

[The crew of the Imperial Ironclad Frigate Orhaniye] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[The crew of the Imperial Ironclad Frigate Orhaniye] / Constantinople,...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and English. No. 15. No. 411. In album: Imperial frigates and naval personnel, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collectio... More

[The crew and the teacher of the lifeboat, Riva] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[The crew and the teacher of the lifeboat, Riva] / Constantinople, Abd...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and English. No. 35. In album: Ships and naval personnel, Istanbul and Black Sea lifesaving stations, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid... More

[The crew of the Navy Fusiliers] / Abdullah Frères, Constantinople.

[The crew of the Navy Fusiliers] / Abdullah Frères, Constantinople.

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 42. In album: The Imperial Naval Academy and naval personnel, Istanbul and environs, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid ... More

[The lifesaving crew at Riva]

[The lifesaving crew at Riva]

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 3. No. 80. In album: Black Sea lifesaving stations, naval facilities, ports, mines, and factories, Turkey and Greece, Ottoman Em... More

[The crew of the Navy Fusiliers] / Abdullah Frères, Constantinople.

[The crew of the Navy Fusiliers] / Abdullah Frères, Constantinople.

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and English. No. 41. No. 42. In album: The Imperial Naval Academy and naval personnel, Istanbul and environs, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abd... More

[The crew of the Imperial Ironclad Frigate Hamidiye] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[The crew of the Imperial Ironclad Frigate Hamidiye] / Constantinople,...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 8. No. 597. In album: Imperial frigates and naval personnel, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: Abdul-Hamid II Collection ... More

New York City--Flower-show, in aid of the German and Orthopedic Hospitals, given at Fifth Avenue and Twenty-Eighth Street, March 9th-14th / Mazzanovich. Texas--The great railway strike on the Wabash and Southwestern system - The "crew" of a freight train abandoning their locomotive at the command of strikers.

New York City--Flower-show, in aid of the German and Orthopedic Hospit...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 60 (1885 March 21), pp. 80-81.

Columbus Cleveland and his mutinous crew - "This ship shall not turn back!" / Gillam.

Columbus Cleveland and his mutinous crew - "This ship shall not turn b...

Illustration shows Grover Cleveland as Christopher Columbus holding a map labeled "Route to Reform", aboard ship surrounded by mutinous sailors labeled "Bayard, Whitney, Eustis, Sterling, Hedden, Pulitzer, Blac... More

Threshing crew  on Mr. Golson's farm, Custer County, Nebraska.

Threshing crew on Mr. Golson's farm, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note the two men to the left feigning a fist fight. original size: 6x8

Large threshing crew near Berwyn, Custer County, Nebraska.

Large threshing crew near Berwyn, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: Berwyn, Nebraska, can be seen in the background. original size: 6x8

The crew of the derby hat

The crew of the derby hat

(DLC/PP-1933:0205). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Battle of clothesline bay."

Boat crew, Russian [i.e. French] navy

Boat crew, Russian [i.e. French] navy

Photo shows sailors in navy of France, based on flag and hats. (Source: Charley Seavey, 2012)

Boat crew, Russian [i.e. French] navy

Boat crew, Russian [i.e. French] navy

Photo shows sailors in navy of France, based on flag and hats. (Source: Charley Seavey, 2012)

New York Sunday Herald, May 31st  1896. Yale's great henley crew

New York Sunday Herald, May 31st 1896. Yale's great henley crew

Artist: L. Shafer. Title from item. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. D41. 1896

Starboard crew - Naval Reserve Ship YANKEE

Starboard crew - Naval Reserve Ship YANKEE

Gun crew. Stereo copyrighted by Strohmeyer & Wyman. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ships, US Govt. YANKEE; Shelf.

Hobson and crew escaping form the Merrimac

Hobson and crew escaping form the Merrimac

Photoprint copyrighed by the Osborne Co. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Crew of Battleship MASSACHUSETTS - and 2 of her 8 eight-inch guns

Crew of Battleship MASSACHUSETTS - and 2 of her 8 eight-inch guns

Spanish-American War. Stereo copyrighted by J.F. Jarvis. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ships US Govt. MASS.; US Hist. War of 1898; Shelf.

[Miss Johnston having a meal with the crew on the Olympia]

[Miss Johnston having a meal with the crew on the Olympia]

Title devised by Library staff. Gift and purchase; Frances Benjamin Johnston estate; 1953. Forms part of: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: "Who's Afraid of Women Photograph... More

U.S.S. Olympia - crew's mess, 1899 / photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

U.S.S. Olympia - crew's mess, 1899 / photo by Frances Benjamin Johnsto...

Interior view of dining area aboard the USS Olympia, showing sailors eating at a table suspended by ropes. Forms part of: Frances Benjamin Johnston collection. Original glass negative may be available: LC-J698-61318

[U.S.S. Olympia, view of the crew's quarters]

[U.S.S. Olympia, view of the crew's quarters]

Photograph shows three sailors relaxing in their quarters, one man is in a hammock. Title devised by Library staff. Photo made by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service from original glass or nitrate ... More

Crew of DEFENDER

Crew of DEFENDER

Posed on deck. Photoprint copyrighted by Charles E. Bolles. No. 1068. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Yachts; Yacht racing; Shelf.

[Lifesaving crew at practice in the ocean, distant view]

[Lifesaving crew at practice in the ocean, distant view]

Title from: Wilbur & Orville Wright, pictorial materials: a documentary guide / Arthur G. Renstrom. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982, p. 47. Attributed to Wilbur and/or Orville Wright. Reference copy in LO... More

[Kitty Hawk lifesaving crew: Captain Joseph Payne, Oliver T[...]ford, Jos. Best, Ben Toler, Tom Suerling, and Tom Heintz]

[Kitty Hawk lifesaving crew: Captain Joseph Payne, Oliver T[...]ford, ...

Seven men pictured, six men identified. Title based on reference print. Attributed to Wilbur and/or Orville Wright. Reference copy in LOT 11512. Forms part of: Glass negatives from the Papers of Wilbur and Orvi... More

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