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boat drill

practice in launching the lifeboats and taking off the passengers and crew of a ship
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  • With two battalions on board, there was no room on the Megantic for drills; the only work we had was boat drill once a day.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • boat drill took its turn one afternoon, the siren summoning all hands available to their posts.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
  • Sergeant, march the men aft report to the Second Mate for boat drill.

    A Lively Bit of the Front Percy F. Westerman
  • It was explained that great difficulty frequently exists in getting firemen to take part in a boat drill.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' British Government
  • boat drill, regulated according to the opportunities of the service, should always be held.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' British Government
  • We carried our life preservers constantly and waited daily for the sudden alarm of a boat drill.

    A Jewish Chaplain in France Lee J. Levinger
  • There had been no boat drill, and the lifeboat accommodation was hopelessly inadequate for more than eighty people now on board.

    Five Months on a German Raider

    Frederic George Trayes
  • Dinner over, all troops are mustered to a boat drill that includes the lowering of the boats.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • boat drill, a well-ordered scramble for life boats, took place twice daily.

    Company B, 307th Infantry Julius Klausner

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