Always worked on Port Watches just how it happened. Unfortunately now I work with the Crabs it A or B and 1 or 2 shifts.
How dare we mention anything remotely nautical, after a while you realise its just easier to go along with it.
AND BREAK THEM DOWN IN OTHER WAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was special duties (Blue card)!
Never did a watch in my seagoing career only in barracks!
Did 3 Christmas duties (second leave best) in the UK spent 4 Christmases abroad. East of Suez!! Thats when we had a navy and could afford to send ships to the Pacific....
Never kept a watch on my last few ships,always wangled SSFP.
Though while serving on a Ton class as a an Lmem(L) I was made to keep middles and mornings on the bridge.I suspect to keep the OOW company.
No use to anyone! Though I could use a pair of binoculars and make tea!