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Captain of the King’s Ships

The admiral of Númenor’s fleets

The title given to the chief captain of Númenor's navies. It is especially associated with the great navigator Vëantur, who was the first Númenórean to make the sea voyage back to Middle-earth in his flagship Entulessë. The importance of Vëantur's office is made clear by the fact that his daughter Almarian was taken in marriage by the King's Heir Meneldur, and so went on to become a Queen of Númenor. Meneldur and Almarian had a son, Aldarion, who inherited his grandfather's love of the sea. Aldarion became known as the Great Captain, and founded the Guild of Venturers in Númenor.

See also...

Entulessë, Vëantur

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