sea duty


Definition of sea duty

: duty in the U.S. Navy performed with a deployable unit (such as a ship or aircraft squadron)

Examples of sea duty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web John Roosevelt is a lieutenant in the naval supply corps, now on sea duty. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: FDR’s 1944 visit to San Diego was a military secret," 11 Aug. 2019 His service was during the time of the Korean conflict, but his wife said his sea duty was in the Atlantic. Graydon Megan,, "David Bevington, ‘incredibly accessible and generous’ U. of C. Shakespeare instructor, dies at 88," 8 Aug. 2019 After completing an internship and residency at the old South Baltimore General Hospital, now MedStar Harbor Hospital, he was assigned to active sea duty serving first on the battleship USS Texas. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Dr. Thomas E. Wheeler, retired Randallstown general practitioner and World War II Navy veteran, dies," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of sea duty

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea duty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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