All new paying members would begin as deckhands and as they gained trust would climb the ranks from Skylarker to Shore Patrol, up to the Ship's Surgeon.
What does SP stand for?
SP stands for Shore Patrol (US Navy equivalent to MP)
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We have 191 other meanings of SP in our Acronym Attic
- Set Partitioning
- Set Point
- Sex Partners
- Sex Pistols (band)
- Sexual Preference
- Sharepoint (Microsoft)
- Shelburne Pluton
- Shelf Processor
- Shore Party
Samples in periodicals archive:
On Saturday morning, India signed one Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius to provide an off shore patrol vessel to Mauritius.
After graduating from South High School in 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy and became a non-commissioned officer in the Shore Patrol.
Why do we have MPs and Shore Patrol if each military reservation and naval base and air base has its own civilian police department?
We have a tie there between their law enforcement and our border shore patrol, and we also support the National Guard working at the border.
In one frightening incident, a German shore patrol boat happened upon her boat where some Jews were hidden under tarps.
Navy Shore Patrol monitors all police-radio traffic and is notified anytime a service person is involved in a mishap.
The 701st also formed a liaison with the Navy Shore Patrol, the 23d Gendarmerie Regiment (English-speaking Chinese trained as policemen), and the Shanghai Voluntary Police (businessmen who volunteered to combat crime).