"We are shorthanded, so you can jump right in," went on the captain of the steamboat.
Many of the ships had been shorthanded in the four days' battle.
Graoul I had to send back to the battery, which is too shorthanded to spare men.
You said it was all that new construction work in the Valley that's making you so shorthanded.
Shorthanded and undermechanized, they were forever having to help out in the actual construction.
All the men moved up another step, but both the gun and the caisson were shorthanded.
No further comment was made on it, except that they'd have to work harder from now on, since they were shorthanded.
Captain Passford appeared to be afraid the Chateaugay would be shorthanded if she had to send a prize crew home with the Ionian.
The men doing the normal shift-change screening were shorthanded in consequence.
Whatever be the cause, it reduces our shorthanded crew still further.