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Midshipman

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what does "deck there!" mean? i have searched for a meaning in naval term. but it eludes me. thanks


Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:07 pm
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A hail from aloft to attract the attention of the watch on deck. Melville uses "On deck, there!".


Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:32 am
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thanks for the answer. i thought it was a british navy term like "action station" instead of the american command "general quarters". do you know when the british first strated using "action staions"?


Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:11 am
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