John Cummins - An apprentice officer

Running time
56 sec
Copyright
Department of Veterans' Affairs

Transcript

Well, I mean an apprentice officer is just starting, he's really only cheap labour. Because you do exactly the same as the seamen do.

You learn how to keep a watch properly, how to do the work on deck, placing ropes and various things, keeping a watch. It's very hard to explain. Really, you're just another A.B. Or you're another deckhand.

If somebody was wanted on watch, on the bridge, you'd be sent there.

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