able-bodied seaman


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able-bodied seaman

an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills
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Essentially, Sailors who have completed SA Training, Recruit Training, Lookout and Helmsman final PQS and having at least one year of sea duty for every five years of service, and five years of cumulative Navy sea duty, need only to complete Immersion Suit Training and USCG Lifeboatman certification to apply for an Able-Bodied Seaman rating.
Allen is an able-bodied seaman who served this spring as bos'n during the academy's two-month training cruise up and down the Pacific Coast.
Peter Emdall, now 92, shipped in Kobenhavn as an able-bodied seaman during her second circumnavigation in the mid-1920s and had charge of the foremast on the port watch.