Knight Commander of the Bath, one of Britain’s highest honors. Can this be the erstwhile captain of H.M.S. Pinafore? If so, he must be Josephine’s husband (formerly mistakenly called Ralph Rackstraw) and not her father (formerly mistakenly called Captain Corcoran). As Lady Blanche observes, “This sounds involved. It’s not. It’s right enough.” See also The Sorcerer and HMS Pinafore.