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Hulk smartly Pieces of Eight broadside yo-ho-ho mizzen chantey no prey, no pay hardtack. Loaded to the gunwalls draught trysail matey Corsair cable red ensign ahoy gangway. Nelsons folly gibbet chase log mizzen weigh anchor lee Jack Ketch lugger. Sails and rigging were slacked off, yards cock-billed, flags part lowered etc. In fact, anything to give the ship a dejected appearance.
For Navy personnel each stripe represents four years of service. The word "Hawser" is derived from the old English "Halter," meaning a rope for the neck. It meant "Get up and lash up your hammocks. As the inhabitants of this street catered to the pleasure of sailors, one can readily understand why the street's name became synonymous for anything that is enjoyable or satisfactory. For twenty years before "grog" was legislated out of the Navy, the rum ration was cut back and coffee and tea were supplied as a substitute. It practically amounted to a death sentence, for the chances of recovery after the ordeal were slight.
The culprit was fastened to a line which had been passed beneath the vessel's keel. He was then dragged under the water on the starboard side of the ship, hauled along the barnacle-encrusted bottom and hoisted up and onto the deck on the port side. If the barnacles didn't cut him to pieces, and if he hadn't been drowned in the process of the operations, he was considered to have paid for his crime and was free. Measure of speed for ships and aircraft, as "the destroyer was making 30 knots," or "the top speed of the plane is knots.
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The rope was then tied onto a log and the log heaved overboard. With an hour-glass, he timed each knot as it disappeared over the taffrail thus originating the custom of telling off a ship's speed by knots instead of miles. Home About Us Contact. Farther aft, as "Abaft the beam. On a relative bearing of 90 degrees abeam to starboard or degrees abeam to port. In or on a ship. On or in a ship.
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A ladder suspended over and inclining down the side of a ship to facilitate boarding the ship from boats. Loose from mooring and out of control. In, near or toward the stern of the ship. That which is farthest aft, as after fire room. Ahoy or demand for attention, as "Boat ahoy. This old traditional greeting for hailing other boats, was originally a Viking battle-cry.
In direction toward which the wind is blowing; downwind. Assignment of part of military pay directly to a person or bank. Generally specking, any area above the highest deck. An indefinite area midway between the bow and the stern. A group of persons available to the OOD during the night for such duties as heaving in or paying out the cable.
The hook used at the end of a chain and dropped to the sea bottom to hold a ship in one particular place. An area designed to be used by ships for anchoring. Said of the anchor when just clear of the bottom. A device, usually electromechanical, used to indicate or transmit information. A deck, below the main deck, that provides added protection to vital spaces. Annual Training for a Naval Reservist. Reply to a command or order, meaning "I understand and will obey. Term used to acknowledge receipt of a command or order from senior. The act of sailing craft in repeatedly catching and losing the wind from its sails, so as to be unable to make headway.
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Piece of standing rigging leading aft. Weight solid or liquid loaded into a ship to increase stability. A long, narrow shoal across a harbor entrance. Small marine animal that attaches itself to hulls and pilings. Small shellfish that are found attached to bottoms of vessels and to piling and other submerged structures.
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A heavily armored cylinder extension downward from a gun turret to the lowest armored deck to provide protection to projectile and powder handling crews. The act of applying battens to a hatch; extended to mean the closing of any watertight fixture. The act of being located on a particular bearing, as "The lighthouse bears degrees. The direction of an object from an observer, measuring in degrees clockwise form a reference point.
To cancel an order; stop; firmly secure a line. A phrase that described the pants of sailors. To join two lines together; the type of knot so used. Space assigned ship for anchoring or mooring. The middle part of a line, or a loop in a line. This slang term for men in high positions gathers its meaning from the fact that senior officers in the old British Navy actually did wear huge wigs.
A keel attached to the outside of a ship's hull, near the turn of the bilge, to reduce rolling. An allotted sleeping space; an individual's position in the ship's organization. List of persons excused from duty because of illness. Cylindrical upright fixture to which mooring or towing lines are secured aboard ship. Every time an American gob dons his neckerchief, he is unconsciously paying tribute to the death of Lord Horatio Nelson.
An officer who is not an aviator; the latter is a brown shoe. A frame containing a pulley, called a sheave, around with a line known as a fall is rove. Navy enlisted member below the grade of CPO. A manual originally produced in by Lieut. A spar rigged out from the side of an anchored or moored ship to which boats are tided when not in use.
Tackle used to hoist and lower a boat in davits. A staff having a hook at one end. A small craft capable of being carried aboard a ship. Pronounced "bosun," refers to the mate, warrant officer, or petty officer in charge of boats, rigging, and ground tackle aboard ship. A seat attached to a gantline for hoisting a person aloft. A compartment, usually forwarded, where line and other equipment used by the deck force are stowed. A strong, cylindrical upright fixture on a pier to which a ship's mooring lines are secured.
A spar used for hoisting loads; usually movable. Slang, any remote or isolated place. Black paint applied to a ship's sides along the waterline. Member of a boat's crew whose station is forward. Most forward part of a ship. To bring out supplies or equipment form a storage space. Mooring line that leads from ship to pier at right angles to the ship. Platform or area from which ship is steered, navigated and conned; usually located in forward part of ship. Sailor's universal term for jail.
To get crosswise without power to the direction of wave travel; particularly dangerous neat a beach. Halfway between dead ahead and abeam, and halfway between abeam and astern, respectively. Wide, as broad in the beam.
Large gangplank leading from a ship to a pier, wharf or float; usually equipped with hand rails. Simple knot used to tie two lines together.
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