The notes of the call to action stations were still screaming through the ship.
All ratings other than this gun's crew were standing by for "action stations."
The bugles blared, and they hurried to their action stations.
"action stations," Alexis ordered, for the command seemed to have shifted to him from Dougal.
As he fumbled for his matches he froze suddenly still as a bugle blared "action stations!"
The mob behind me broke up, talking, as men under long habit ran for action stations.
The alarm bell clanging for ‘action stations’ was the first intimation I had that anything was afoot.
At five minutes to four tea was served in the gun-room, and, twenty minutes later, action stations were taken up again.
The captain was called, and must have concluded the same, for he at once ordered her put about and sounded ‘action stations.’
The old ship came to a standstill and we all proceeded to action stations.