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Bo'sun is a title which is unlocked by having a port score of 400 in player-owned port.

Translations[edit | edit source]

This title changes according to the language of the server on which RuneScape is played, as shown below:

Language Title
German Bootsmann [Name] / Bootsfrau [Name]
French Boscot [Name] / Boscotte [Name]
Portuguese Contramestre [Name] / Contramestra [Name]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 November 2020 (Update):
    • Titles earned from Player Owned Ports will no longer remove themselves upon log in.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bo'sun (also spelled bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun) is the Phonetic Spelling of the rank Boatswain.
  • The Boatswain is a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of the other seamen onboard. They are the 3rd or 4th Mate to the Captain onboard, and manage the Deck-Crew.
  • The rank of boatswain is the oldest rank in the Royal Navy, and its origins can be traced back to the year 1040.
  • It is derived from late Old English batswegen, from bat (boat) concatenated with Old Norse sveinn (swain), meaning a young man, apprentice, a follower, retainer or servant.