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  • noun naval service aboard a ship at sea


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  • Prior to the sea-duty deployment that ended in his being shot down over Hanoi, John McCain married Carol Shepp, an 18-year-old swimsuit model; fourteen years his junior!

    The ONLY ones who will vote for John McCain

  • No enlisted member shall be entitled under this order to receive both sea-duty pay and foreign-duty pay for the same period of time.


  • Enlisted members entitled to receive basic pay shall be entitled to receive, additionally, sea-duty pay while on sea duty as defined in section 2 hereof, the period of such duty to include the date of reporting and the date of detachment as stated in orders.


  • Captain Stewart had been on sea-duty for many successive years, preferring it to land duty since his wife's death when Peggy, his only child, was but six years of age.

    Peggy Stewart at School

  • The weather was ideal, and for the men just ashore after months of sea-duty, and the midshipmen, just emancipated from four years of the strictest discipline and a most limited horizon, it was a most wonderful world of green things, and an endless panorama of beauty.

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • Somebody with a good shore billet somewhere was probably due for sea-duty, and not wanting to let go of a good thing, and having the pull, somebody else went instead.

    Sonnie-Boy's People

  • His active duty assignments include his first sea-duty onboard USS CAMDEN (AOE 2), where he served as damage control assistant.

  • By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 206 of the Career Compensation Act of 1949, approved October 12, 1949 (Public Law 351, 81st Congress), and as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, I hereby prescribe the following regulations relating to the right of enlisted members of the uniformed services to receive additional pay (referred to herein as sea-duty pay or foreign-duty pay) while on sea duty or while on duty in any place beyond the continental limits of the United States or in Alaska:


  • a candy is 7 cwt. or 784 lbs. -- costing 80 rupees, which is 160 shillings in Bombay, the Government had taken 48 rupees as land-tax and sea-duty, leaving only 32 rupees, or less than 3/4_d_. per pound, to be divided among all parties, from the Bombay seller to the Surat grower.

    Speeches on Questions of Public Policy, Volume 1


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