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Posted By: adventure
29-Dec-07 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Nobby Hall (Cyril Tawney)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Nobby Hall (Cyril Tawney)
From a strictly military point of view....OD is a standard term for "Officer of the Day"...thus OD. Person responsible for deck watches, tasks and activities during that time period.
This would be my take on what OD refers to .....this would seem to me to be a better fit than ordinary seaman.