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A midshipman is an officer of the lowest rank, in the Royal Navy, United States Navy, and many Commonwealth navies. Commonwealth countries which use the rank include Canada (Naval Cadet), Australia, Bangladesh, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Kenya.
United States Navy operations during World War I began on April 6, 1917, after the formal declaration of war on the German Empire.The American navy focused on countering enemy U-boats in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, while convoying men and supplies to France and Italy.
In preparation for the invasion of Japan the UDTs created a cold water training center and mid-1945 UDTs had to meet a new physical standard. UDT 9 lost 70% of the team to this change. The last UDT demolition operation of the war was on 4 July 1945 at Balikpapan , Borneo .
A boatswain (/ ˈ b oʊ s ən / BOH-sən, formerly and dialectally also / ˈ b oʊ t s w eɪ n / BOHT-swayn), bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun, also known as a petty officer, deck boss, or a qualified member of the deck department, is the most senior rate of the deck department and is responsible for the components of a ship's hull.
Mahjong or mah-jongg (English pronunciation: / m ɑː ˈ dʒ ɒ ŋ / mah-JONG, Mandarin Chinese: [mǎ.tɕjâŋ]) is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.
Naval warfare is combat in and on the sea, the ocean, or any other battlespace involving a major body of water such as a large lake or wide river. Mankind has fought battles on the sea for more than 3,000 years.
A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who works aboard a watercraft as part of its crew, and may work in any one of a number of different fields that are related to the operation and maintenance of a ship.