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 Cadets, alumni and faculty who spoke to The Times echoed the accusations contained in the report, pointing out the unique challenges posed by working in close quarters on sea duty, which is required for those seeking a Coast Guard license. Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2022 John Roosevelt is a lieutenant in the naval supply corps, now on sea duty. San Diego Union-Tribune, 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,, 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,, 27 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea duty was in 1945

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“Sea duty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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