Job Description: Maintain ship’s compartments, decks, deck machinery, equipment, external structure, lines, and riggings; stand underway deck watches, such as: helmsman, lookout, and messenger; stand pier sentry, fire security, anchor, and other special watches inport; and man and operate small boats, booms, cranes, and winches.

  • Branch Branch: Navy
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: SN
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $27,420
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Administration, deck, technical, and weapons
Average Age
21 Average Age
Average Age
12,176 Number Employed
Average Age
0.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Travel and Education

Cons: May be transferred to a base in a country you may not like.

Location: Pearl Harbor, HI


My last duty station was Lualualei Hawaii so life was great. Basic training was restricted and fast-paced. You are totally under the control of your company commander, but after Bootcamp, it’s like having a regular job.