general quarters


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general quarters

A condition of readiness when naval action is imminent. All battle stations are fully manned and alert; ammunition is ready for instant loading; guns and guided missile launchers may be loaded.
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Monk, always circumspect, stopped where he was, and placed his general quarters at Coldstream, on the Tweed.
Bunker Hill's gunnery department had remained at condition one-easy after general quarters ended on the morning of May 11, while the rest of the ship went to condition able (with all watertight fittings closed in case of a sudden return to general quarters, but with the crew free to resume normal activities).
Every Thursday, a general meeting of all ambassadors (EU, US) and international organisations (UN, OSCE) present takes place in the general quarters.
With the general quarters alarm sounding immediately, he ran to his duty station, started the motors of his gun turret, put on headphones, and reported in.
In this case, one LAPD off-duty officer Luis Gasca, whose right hand went directly to his service pistol while his brain flashed to General Quarters, Battle Stations.
I served as assistant navigator, officer of the deck in general quarters and was the ship's athletic and recreation director.
During General Quarters [the call for all crew members to man their battle stations], I was an ammunition handler below deck for the No.
Stryker that Steward's Mate Seagraves was proficiently trained to support the ship during General Quarters (GQ).
Arlington Million Coral: 7-4 Gio Ponti, 7-2 Tazeez, 13-2 Summit Surge, 8 Just As Well, 9 Rahystrada, 11 General Quarters, 12 Tajaaweed, 16-1 Debussy, 20 Marsh Side, 66 Quite A Handful.
The dog machine in wardroom three was out of commission, and the surface-warfare officers were in full effect with the 0800 general quarters.
call general quarters during the ship's total survivability exercise aboard USS Antietam (CG 54).

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