Concept

Shore leave

Summary
Shore leave is the leave that professional sailors get to spend on dry land. It is also known as "liberty" within the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. During the Age of Sail, shore leave was often abused by the members of the crew, who took it as a prime opportunity to drink in excess, indulge in other pleasures denied to them aboard the solely-masculine ships, and desert. Many captains were forced to take on new members of the crew to replace the ones lost due to shore leave. Amenities ships As the Royal Navy prepared for operations in the Pacific Ocean during the final stage of World War II, warships were recognized to be operating far from populated ports. Amenities ships were expected to provide an alternative to shore leave at remote island anchorages without commercial recreation facilities. United States Navy liberty The United States Navy has organized a 21st-century liberty and single sailor program for active duty militar
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