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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| 100-year-old Mary Beard lost her husband, Able Seaman James Arthur Morgans when HM Submarine Thetis sank.
"I won't lie, but I had to pull some strings to get my son and daughter to work with me on the same ship, where I work as an able seaman," he said.
Two divers from the minehunter, Able Seaman Josh Spibey and Lieutenant Sean Heaton, were sent to confirm the find and they discovered it was a German mine measuring 5ft (1.5m) in diameter and it would have contained 739lb (335kg) of explosives.
It's a first Christmas away from home for the former Polesworth High School pupil and Able Seaman Sheppard admitted he would miss being with his parents John and Jayne Sheppard, teenage brothers Billy, Joe and Jim and six-year-old twin sisters Alice and Keira.
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., to become a chief bosun's mate.
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 James Robertson, from Aberdeen, was killed in April 1917 during World War I.
Able Seaman Stanley Holdsworth, of 87 Northgate, Cleckheaton, and formerly of Paddock, had worked as a clerk at Crowther Brothers in Milnsbridge.