shipboard duty

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Noun1.shipboard duty - naval service aboard a ship at sea
assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
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And so, shipboard duty ended, and I headed back over the mountains to Great Lakes in northern Illinois.
He joined the Navy in 1934 and was assigned to the battleship USS Idaho with shipboard duty to the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean and Pacific Ocean.
Some years later, I found myself in the Navy at the tail end of World War II, and for several months doing shipboard duty in Shanghai and Tsingtao.

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