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- noun Plural form of
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August 29, 1916, a new class of female yeoman, known as Yeoman (F) or, more popularly, "yeomanettes", was established in the Navy.
In addition to performing vital administrative duties, yeomanettes also served as translators, draftsman, fingerprint experts, camouflage designers, medical researchers and Intelligence experts.
Approximately 12,000 women served on active duty as yeomanettes during World War I "in order to release enlisted men for active service at sea."