The officer of the anchor watch seemed to be the only obstacle in his way.
Ryder, the fourth lieutenant, and two seamen had the anchor watch on deck.
This is the yarn I listened to on anchor watch thirty years ago.
Fortunately, they did not meet the anchor watch, who was probably asleep.
On all men-of-war at eight o'clock, the anchor watch is mustered.
If the vessel was at anchor in a roadstead, he had to keep his two-hour anchor watch the same as the rest of the crew.
There are no native villages within ten miles at least, and we shall be quite safe, so we need only keep an anchor watch at night.
The men would alternate on an anchor watch and keep the fish "chummed" up during the night.
Then, as soon as the fishermen had departed, all hands except the anchor watch went to breakfast.
I was "it" for anchor watch, and, as is often the case, the anchor watch manned the running small boat.