What is ANCHOR WATCH? Definition of ANCHOR WATCH in Black's Law Dictionary
A watch, consisting of a small number of men, (from one to four,) kept constantly on deck while the vessel is riding at single anchor, to see that the stoppers, painters, cables, and buoy-ropes are ready for immediate use. The Lady Franklin, 2 Lowell, 220, Fed.Cas. No.7,984. The lookout intrusted to one or two men when a vessel is at anchor. O'Hara v. Luckenbach S. S. Co., 269 U.S. 364, 46 S.Ct. 157, 160, 70 L.Ed. 313.