The Chief Boatswain's Mate checks over with the Captains of Tops that all are present - and along the deck comes the Commander himself, his feet thrust into short sea-boots, and with a muffler round his neck - up at the same time as his men and waiting to detail them to the various jobs that will keep his ship fighting fit and clean.The Boats' Officer has one or two early jobs to be done in his boats, and the Commander allocates "one hand from each part" to him; the Chief Gunner also has a few outstanding jobs, and the Commander says Carry on the Gunner's Party.
He has so to adjust matters that the day's work does not begin too soon, with no daylight to see what is being done, nor end too late when efforts are beginning to flag.
Heh, my goodness, I can only imagine what his [HELL'S FANG! ] Normally used when a character is going to say something rude in a programme where the FCC (or other Media Watchdogs) will leap on it. Strangely enough, the bleep effect often makes the joke funnier than if the swear word had actually been used (thus forming the premise of Censored for Comedy comedy).
Contrast with Seven Minute Lull, or Plot-Based Voice Cancellation.
He must set aside time for "colours," cleaning guns, "defaulters," fire stations, and the various general drills - wholesale seamanship exercises which the flagship from time to time inflicts upon her squadron.
A mammoth task this, for upon its success depends the smooth running and efficiency of the ship from stem to stern. Let us then follow an ordinary day in harbour through this triumph of the Executive Officer's organising skill.
The design and framing of the ship's routine is the sale prerogative of her Executive Officer.