shore patrol


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shore patrol

n. Abbr. SP
A detail of the US Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard serving as military police ashore.
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shore patrol

n
(Nautical Terms) US a naval unit serving the same function as the military police
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shore′ patrol`


n.
(often caps.) U.S. Navy personnel having duties similar to those performed by military police.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shore patrol - the military police of the navy
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military police, MP - a military corps that enforces discipline and guards prisoners
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Kellock concluded an order Wood issued, on the basis of Murray's direct instructions, neutered the Shore Patrol, leaving them shooting blanks.
Carry a VHF-FM marine band radio and if you become disoriented at night, the Coast Guard or local shore patrol may be able to use your radio signal to locate your position and reorient you.
Without Rick Duncan (getting the ducks into the river), Mike Fischnaller (head of the navy), Mike Roberts (the boom), Paul Spain (prizes and sales), Dave Sohm (shore patrol), Diana Bray and Chris Duncan (banding party) and Tad Scharf (ticket tracking), the Duck Race would not run so smoothly.
* Why do we have MPs and Shore Patrol if each military reservation and naval base and air base has its own civilian police department?
We have a tie there between their law enforcement and our border shore patrol, and we also support the National Guard working at the border.
In one frightening incident, a German shore patrol boat happened upon her boat where some Jews were hidden under tarps.
After officer training on the South Bend, Indiana, campus of Notre Dame University, he was assigned shore patrol duty in San Francisco, went to San Diego for training as a naval gunfire liaison officer (an officer who landed with invasion troops and directed navy gunfire down on enemy positions), and then shipped out to the Pacific theater, traveling with marine and army troops to landings in the Aleutian Islands, Makin Atoll, Guam, and Iwo Jima.
Navy Shore Patrol monitors all police-radio traffic and is notified anytime a service person is involved in a mishap.
The 701st also formed a liaison with the Navy Shore Patrol, the 23d Gendarmerie Regiment (English-speaking Chinese trained as policemen), and the Shanghai Voluntary Police (businessmen who volunteered to combat crime).
One was a talk by the head of shore patrol in Tijuana, with pictures of jails and descriptions of silly actions of Sailors and Marines after they crossed the border.
But the search was going on for little Jake Parker with three lifeboats and a shore patrol scanning the coastline around Brancaster beach, north Norfolk.
A civilian defiance to the admiral and his shore patrol?

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