The crew were called to "general quarters" at once, and every preparation made to give the stranger a lively reception.
All this has been a drill, the drill known as general quarters.
At sundown the ships went to general quarters, and the crews were again kept at their guns during the night.
The distance which separated the town of Menda from the general quarters was passed with marvelous rapidity.
After the ship was hit, the crew was kept at general quarters.
We had been at general quarters for twenty-one hours when the wall annunciator hummed.
The crew was called to general quarters without delay, and our ship steamed out to investigate.
"A torpedo-boat is headed straight for us," cried the man at the port, and at the same moment came the call for general quarters.
I have just left "general quarters" and meet two poilus of the 20th Corps.
It is directed that, unless bad weather prevent, Monday of each week be set apart for general quarters.