Either of two short watches on a ship (4-6 or 6-8 p.m.).
- The latter half of the first dog watch found Hornblower next to McMasters, officer of the first dogwatch.
- The dogwatches last only two hours each so the same sailors aren't always on duty at the same time each afternoon.
- The forenoon of each day was taken up cleaning and servicing the aircraft, but in the afternoon and during the dogwatches different sports contests were arranged.
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