In 1966 I was aboard the old aircraft carrier USS Wasp. My squadron had deployed on the Wasp for anti-submarine warfare exercises, and we were frequently at battle stations. One night the ship was buttoned up and secure for night ops but, flying was out due to the severe storm system we were in. Sometime …
There were nine very important things, according to my farther, that every green sailor needs to know.
Paint hides a multitude of sins is an old seaman's adage. It also hides all the details,
Gundecking is an ancient, but not too honorable nautical approach to record keeping.