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Destroyers and smaller combatants have their decks awash at least half of the time. Which is precisely why being in the Navy is different than a pleasure cruise (other than the work). You're inside almost all of the time.
Good stuff Cee Dub, been there done that although the only boat in the Navy where you're inside almost all the time is a submarine.
Got my 'sea legs' aboard a destroyer escort off of Cape Hatteras in November of 67.