Watches at Sea

At sea 24 hours is divided into 7 watches

 

First watch          ->   8 pm to midnight 2000 to 0000

Middle watch      ->   midnight to 4 pm 0000 to 0400

Morning watch   ->  4 am to 8 pm 0400 to 8 am

Forenoon watch ->   8 am to noon 0800 to 1200

Afternoon watch ->  noon to 2 pm 1200 to 4pm

First dog watch ->   4 pm to 6 pm 1600 to 1800

Last dog watch ->    6 pm to 8 pm 1800 to 2000

 

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