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adrift
Loose from moorings and out of control
aft-end
Near or toward the stern of the vessel
all hands
The entire ship's company, both officer and enlisted
allotment
An amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay
aye-aye
Reply to an order or command meaning "I understand and will comply"
barracks
Building where Sailors live
below
Downstairs
brightwork
Brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted
bunk or rack
Bed
buoy
An anchored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object
carry on
An order to resume work or duties
cast off
To throw off; to let go; to unfurl
chain locker
Compartment in which anchor chain is stowed
chit, chit book
Coupon or receipt book
chow hall (mass deck)
Place to eat
colors
Raising or lowering of the national flag, ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign
deep six
To dispose of by throwing over the side
ensign
National flag; commissioned officer between the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade
fast
Snugly secured
Fathom
A unit of length equal to 6ft used for measuring the depth of water
field day
General cleaning day, usually te day before an inspection
first lieutenant
Officer responsible to the XO for the deck department/dicision aboard ship, or the command maintenance
flag officer
Any commissioned officer in paygrade 0-7 or above
galley
kitchen
gangway
An opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
gear locker
Storage room
geedunk
Candy, gum or cafeteria
general quarters
Battle stations
ground tackle
All the equipment used in mooring or anchoring a ship
hatch
Door
head
Bathroom
jack box
Access box to sound-powered phone circuitry
ladder
A device to allow movement of personnel one level to another; stairs
leave
Authorized vacation
liberty
Permission to leave the base usually for not more than 48 hours
lifeline
Lines erected around the weatherdecks of a ship to revent personnel from falline or being washed over the side
overhead
ceiling
passageway
hallway
quarters
Assembling of all hands for muster, instruction and inspection
rating
A job specialty title
reveille
Wake up, start a new day
scullery
Place to wash dishes
scuttlebutt
Drinking fountain; a rumor
secure
Lock, put away or stop work
sickbay
Hospital or Medical clinic
swab
Mop
taps
Time to sleep, end of day
tattoo
Five minutes before taps
topside
Upstairs
turn to
Begin work
working aloft
Working above the highest deck; generally performing maintenance on the ship's mast