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    BELL TIME ON SHIPBOARD    

Time is denoted on shipboard by striking a bell every half hour. The rule for shipboard bells is: one stroke of the bell at half past four, half past eight, and half past twelve, one more stroke being added for each half hour until eight strokes of the bell are reached at four, eight and twelve.

Bell Time on Shipboard
Time - A.M. Time - A.M. Time - A.M. Time - P.M. Time - P.M. Time - P.M.
1 bell - 12:30 1 bell - 4:30 1 bell - 8:30 1 bell - 12:30 1 bell - 4:30 1 bell - 8:30
2 bells - 1:00 2 bells - 5:00 2 bells - 9:00 2 bells - 1:00 2 bells - 5:00 2 bells - 9:00
3 bells - 1:30 3 bells - 5:30 3 bells - 9:30 3 bells - 1:30 3 bells - 5:30 3 bells - 9:30
4 bells - 2:00 4 bells - 6:00 4 bells - 10:00 4 bells - 2:00 4 bells - 6:00 4 bells - 10:00
5 bells - 2:30 5 bells - 6:30 5 bells - 10:30 5 bells - 2:30 5 bells - 6:30 5 bells - 10:30
6 bells - 3:00 6 bells - 7:00 6 bells - 11:00 6 bells - 3:00 6 bells - 7:00 6 bells - 11:00
7 bells - 3:30 7 bells - 7:30 7 bells - 11:30 7 bells - 3:30 7 bells - 7:30 7 bells - 11:30
8 bells - 4:00 8 bells - 8:00 8 bells - noon 8 bells - 4:00 8 bells - 8:00 8 bells-midnight

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