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Martin Gregorie Silver badge

Sometimes there's a good reason to have someone with a bit of knowledge on the bridge, especially in the military.

Exactly. Having one morse-fluent bridge officer per watch doesn't sound excessive while still saving money by not training everybody. In any case, what about the ship's radio operators, assuming they still carry them: do they still learn morse as part of their usual training?

Where's El Reg's Naval Correspondent when you need him?

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