2 Replies to “MN Radio Officers watch periods

  1. As far as I remember the watches were changed mid 70’s to follow ship’s time… two continuous hours between 0800-1200, two continuous hours between 1600-2200 and the other 4 hours at discretion of officer in charge (ie R.O) or master. I usually did 0800-1200 and 1600-2000

  2. John, I have checked with an R/O who had many years experience with Blue Funnel. The answer is is that Holt’s followed the normal British MN system of 2 hours on and 2 hours off for 4 watches during the day. The watch was, in general, carried out by the 2nd R/O. This was the system until the 1960s although it may have changed after that.

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