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In marine or naval terminology, what is special about dog watches?

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In marine or naval terminology, what is special about dog watches?
posted Oct 11 by Atif

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They are 2 hours long
A standard watch is 4 hours. Dog watches are two 2 hour periods of shift between 1600 and 2000 (4pm and 8pm) per day. They were used to have an odd number of watches in a ship's day, to allow sailors to stand different watches every night.

answer Oct 12 by Mridul
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