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The Caine Mutiny Characters

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Ducely

Ducely is Keith's assistant. Soon, however, his mother arranges for his transfer stateside.

Bill Gorton

When Keith arrives on the Caine, Bill Gorton is the Chief Executive Officer.

Harding

Harding arrives aboard the USS Caine at the same time as Keith. At the end of the novel, Harding is Keith's executive officer.

Tom Keefer

Tom Keefer is intelligent, a writer, and "queer as a three dollar bill" according to Rollo, his halfbrother. Keefer reminds Greenwald of his shifty roommate at college. While under the command of De Vriess, Keefer puts minimal effort into his duty but maximum effort into writing his novel. He regards the war as a silly distraction from his literary pursuits. Keefer reveals himself as a coward under pressure: he talks Maryk out of exposing Queeg; he fails to substantiate Keith's and Maryk's story; and he abandons the ship to...

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