Panic stations

What does "Panic stations" mean?

Today it means: Make every effort to get ready, last minute effort

This is thought to be an actual command used by the Royal Navy which would have been for sailors to man emergency positions (stations), in a dire situation i.e. lifeboats and emergency pumps. Could sometimes be followed by abandon ship. Another call to a station would be "action stations" where sailors would man the guns etc.

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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