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Commodore may refer to:

Aircraft

Animals

Automobiles

  • Hudson Commodore, an automobile produced in the 1940s and 1950s by Hudson Motor Car Company
  • Holden Commodore, an automobile produced by the Holden division of General Motors in Australia
  • Opel Commodore, an intermediate-sized car from Opel of Germany

Computers and software

  • Commodore International, a computer company, also known as Commodore Business Machines, founded in 1954, which declared bankruptcy in 1994. The following articles are associated with Commodore International:
    • Amiga, a family of personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation; Commodore International purchased Amiga Corporation and introduced the Amiga machine to the market in 1985
    • Commodore 64, an 8-bit home computer released by Commodore International in August 1982
    • Commodore 128 (or C128, CBM 128, or C=128), a home/personal computer introduced in January 1985, the last 8-bit machine commercially released by Commodore Business Machines
    • Commodore PET, and Commodore's first full-featured computer, a home/personal computer produced by Commodore starting in 1977
    • Commodore VIC-20, an 8-bit home computer sold by Commodore Business Machines, announced in 1980
    • Commodore Semiconductor Group, also known as MOS Technology, Inc., famous for its various designs for Commodore International's range of home computers.
    • Commodore Gaming, a 2007 rebirth of Commodore International that manufactures gaming-oriented PCs
    • Commodore International Corporation, a Netherlands-based company that bought all the global rights, patents and assets to the Commodore brand in 2005
    • Commodore was also used as the name of the commanding officer aboard the behmoth-class battle cruisers in Stracraft.

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Music and music venues

People

  • "The Commodore," the nickname of American entrepreneur Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877)
  • Mike Commodore (b. 1979), a Canadian ice hockey defenseman who plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the United States

Places

Ranks

Ships

  • Commodore (shipwreck), an 1897 maritime disaster that occurred off the coast of Daytona Beach, Florida, in which the steamer Commodore was lost; American novelist Stephen Crane was one of the surviving passengers
  • USS Commodore, the name of various United States Navy ships

Sports mascots and team names


1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

COMMODORE (a form of "commander"; in the 17th century the term "commandore" is used), a temporary rank in the British navy for an officer in command of a squadron. There are two kinds, one with and the other without a captain below him in his ship, the first holding the temporary rank, pay, &c., of a rearadmiral, the other that of captain. It is also given as a courtesy title to the senior officer of a squadron of more than three vessels. In the United States navy "commodore" was a courtesy title given to captains who had been in command of a squadron. In 1862 it was made a commissioned rank, but was abolished in 1899. The name is given to the president of a yacht club, as of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and to the senior captain of a fleet of merchant vessels.


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Wiktionary

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English

Proper noun

Commodore

  1. (Brand name) an early personal computer produced by the Commodore Business Machines Corporation.
  2. A range of cars produced by Holden in Australia from 1978 to present.

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Commodore International is a American electronics company. It is based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The company was very important in the home/personal computer field in the 1980s. It went bankrupt in 1994, but has been restored since.









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