For the racehorse, see General Quarters (horse).
A call to general quarters aboard a United States Navy vessel.
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General Quarters, Battle Stations, or Action Stations is an announcement made aboard a naval warship to signal that all hands (everyone available) aboard a ship, must go to battle stations as quickly as possible.
- Cutler, Deborah W. Cutler, Thomas J. (2005). Dictionary of naval terms (6th ed.). Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 9781591141501.