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Sea Daddy

From The Great War 1914-1918

Sea Daddy: The Navy term for the officer who takes charge of, and sees to the welfare and instruction in everyday matters, of a new arrival or junior on board ship, putting him "up to the ropes" of sea life. In the Grand Fleet in the War, temporary officers, on joining, were usually given each a Sea Daddy from among the officers of the ship to which they were appointed.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.70.
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