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vkhu
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013 12:28:17 PM
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What does "dived at battle stations" here mean? For further context: this is about a submarine being under attacked.

"Power lines were cut, heads counted, hatches dogged. We set course for open water and dived at battle stations."
chuckc4th
Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013 1:02:28 PM
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dived - submerged the submarine

at battle stations - with the entire crew at their assigned weapon or damage control station. Normally only 1/2 or 1/3 of the crew is manned at stations for sustained operations. When "general quarters" or "battle stations" is called, the entire crew is activated, and usually doors are closed to make the ship or submarine more watertight.
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