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A "Snipe" in the Navy is an enlisted person in an engineering rating, specifically those rates that work below the waterline in Engineering Main Propulsion spaces. They include Machinist's Mates, Boiler Techs and Electrician's Mate.

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"Snipe" is a nickname for someone who works in the Engineering department on a ship. Additionally, those who work in technical rates, or jobs, are usually referred to as "twidgets."

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How did engineers in the navy get the nickname snipe?

From an Engineering officer named John Snipe. There was a lot of difficulty in maintaining discipline on a ship and having a clear line of command. The engineering officer was responsible for keeping the ship running, but dependent on the supply group and others for their needs. John Snipe demanded equal berthing and quarters for his team and eventually got it. He's crew was known as Snipe's and that was shortened to Snipe.

Is the snipe bird extinct?

Snipe are not real. They do not exist. __ Hate to be contrary, but there are approx 25 birds in the Snipe family, ranging from the Common Snipe to the Jack Snipes. Here are some more:Solitary Snipe, Gallinago solitaria Latham's Snipe, Gallinago hardwickii Wood Snipe, Gallinago nemoricola Pin-tailed Snipe, Gallinago stenura Swinhoe's Snipe, Gallinago megala African Snipe, Gallinago nigripennis Madagascar Snipe, Gallinago macrodactyla Great Snipe, Gallinago media Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata South American Snipe, Gallinago paraguaiae Puna Snipe, Gallinago andina Noble Snipe, Gallinago nobilis Giant Snipe, Gallinago undulata Fuegian Snipe, Gallinago stricklandii Andean Snipe, Gallinago jamesoni Imperial Snipe, Gallinago imperialis

How much do snipers make in a day?

Depends on who they have to snipe and if they successfully snipe them or it and who is paying them to snipe

Who sanctioned the US Navy?

The US Congress authorized the creation of the US Navy.

What branch in military are the SEALS?

The US Navy SEALS is a Special Operations Group of the US Navy

What is a group of snipe called?

A wisp of snipe

Is snipe a mammal or bird?

A snipe is a bird.

Which came first the US navy or the US coast guard?

Not sure but I would think the NAVY

Why was the US Marine Corps and Navy established?

In 1798, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps were created

Is the snipe bird endangered?

yes. the snipe extinct!

Who has the best Navy force?

The US Navy.

What is the collective noun qualification for snipe?

The collective nouns for a flock of snipe are:a walk of snipea wisp of snipe