How to answer
Walk the hiring manager through your career as an Able Seaman thus far. Keep it brief and focus on the positive aspects of your time in this role.
"I began as an Able Seaman with the Navy in a role where I primarily sailed on auxiliary vessels. More recently, I was promoted to vessels that are navigated through the oceans in the US, including the Great Lakes. In total, I have 18 months experience as an Able Seaman."