Navy Phonetic Alphabet/Terminology

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  1. A
    Alpha
  2. B
    Bravo
  3. C
    Charlie
  4. D
    Delta
  5. E
    Echo
  6. F
    Foxtrot
  7. G
    Golf
  8. H
    Hotel
  9. I
    India
  10. J
    Juliet
  11. K
    Kilo
  12. L
    Lima
  13. M
    Mike
  14. N
    November
  15. O
    Oscar
  16. P
    Papa
  17. Q
    Quebec
  18. R
    Romeo
  19. S
    Sierra
  20. T
    Tango
  21. U
    Uniform
  22. V
    Victor
  23. W
    Whiskey
  24. X
    X-ray
  25. Y
    Yankee
  26. Z
    Zulu
  27. adrift?
    loose from moorings and out of control (applied to anything lost, out of hand or left lying about)
  28. aft-end?
    near or toward the stern of the vessel
  29. all hands?
    the entire ship's company, both officer and enlisted
  30. allotment?
    an amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay
  31. aye-aye?
    reply to an order or command meaning "I understand and will comply"
  32. barracks?
    building where Sailors live
  33. below?
    downstairs
  34. brightwork?
    brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted
  35. bunk or rack?
    bed
  36. buoy?
    an anchored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object
  37. carry on?
    an order to resume work or duties
  38. cast off?
    to throw off; to let go; to unfurl
  39. chain locker?
    compartment in which anchor chain is stowed
  40. chit, chit book?
    coupon or receipt book
  41. chow hall (mess deck)?
    place to eat
  42. colors?
    raising or lowering of a national flag, ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign
  43. deep six?
    to dispose of by throwing over the side
  44. ensign?
    national flag; commissioned officer between the rank of chief warrant officer and lieutenant junior grade
  45. fast?
    snugly secured
  46. fathom?
    a unit of length equal to 6 feet used for measuring the depth of water
  47. flag officer?
    any commissioned officer in pay grade O-7 or above
  48. galley?
    kitchen
  49. gangway?
    the opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
  50. gear locker?
    storage room
  51. geedunk?
    candy, gum or cafeteria
  52. general quarters?
    battle stations
  53. liberty?
    permission to leave the base, usually for not more than 48 hours
  54. life line?
    lines erected around the weather decks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side
  55. overhead?
    ceiling
  56. passageway?
    hall
  57. quarters?
    assembling of all hands for muster, instruction and inspection
  58. rating?
    a job specialty title
  59. reveille?
    wake up, start a new day
  60. scullery?
    place to wash dishes
  61. scuttlebutt?
    drinking fountain or a rumor
  62. secure?
    lock, put away or stop work
  63. sickbay?
    hospital or clinic
  64. swab?
    mop
  65. taps?
    time to sleep, end of day
  66. tattoo?
    five minutes before taps
  67. topside?
    upstairs
  68. turn to?
    to begin work
  69. working aloft?
    working above the highest deck; generally performing maintenance on the ship's mast

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