able-bodied seaman

(redirected from able seaman)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

able-bodied seaman

an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
My father was an able seaman on one of HM Navy ships on patrol at the time, and he was given a typed eyewitness account of the atrocities.
The overcrowded camp at Belemedik was riddled with meningitis and malaria; Petty Officer S Gilbert and Able Seaman A Knaggs died from typhus, Chief Stoker C Varcoe from meningitis and Stoker M Williams from malaria.
He shipped out as an ordinary seaman, worked his way up to an able seaman, then completed studies at New London, Conn.
Rackstraw is supported in his impossible yearnings by fellow singing sailors Bill Bobstay (Justin William McQueen), Bob Becket (Morgan James) and Able Seaman (Jim Bukowski).
Apparently, his transgressions were forgiven, because less than a year later he rejoined the Navy and, within three months, had been promoted to Able Seaman on HMS Shannon, a steam frigate.
Able Seaman Stanley Holdsworth, of 87 Northgate, Cleckheaton, and formerly of Paddock, had worked as a clerk at Crowther Brothers in Milnsbridge.
As an able seaman, he served on the Irish Poplar, the first vessel acquired by Irish Shipping to maintain a supply line to Ireland during World War II.
Captain Jones stood beside it as two men, Able Seaman Howell and Able Seaman Hope, loaded it and fired on the German ships, encouraging and helping them in their work.
Able Seaman Adrian Mordue, who works in logistics, is currently serving on Portsmouth-based HMS Iron Duke, which left the UK for a six-month exercise in Northern Europe.
Able Seaman Jake Connell added: "This operation was a really great experience for me as a diver.
Sea cadets, from left, Able Seaman Jordan Kellett, Petty Officer |Christopher Dixon and Able Seaman Connor Taylor-Evans, above, Mayor Brenda Forster with Gavin Twidale, left, and members of One Voice performing, below left 270615FORCES_12 PETER REIMANN