Navy Terminology

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Navy Terminology
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  1. loose from moorings and out of control (applied to anything lost, out of hand, or left lying about)
    adrift
  2. The entire ship's company, both officers and enlisted
    all hands
  3. An amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay
    allotment
  4. Reply to an order or command meaning "I understand and will comply"
    aye-aye
  5. building where Sailors live
    barracks
  6. downstairs
    below
  7. bed
    bunk or rack
  8. an achored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object
    buoy
  9. an order to resume work or duties
    carry on
  10. to throw off; to let go; to unfurl
    cast off
  11. compartment in which anchor chain is stowed
    chain locker
  12. coupon or receipt book
    chit, chit book
  13. place to eat
    chow hall (mess deck)
  14. raisings or lowering of a national flag, ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign
    colors
  15. to dispose of by throwing over the side
    deep six
  16. national flag; commissioned officer between the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade
    ensign
  17. snugly secured
    fast
  18. a unit of length (equal to 6 feet) used for measuring the depth of water
    fathom
  19. any commissioned officer in paygrade O-7 or above
    flag officer
  20. kitchen
    galley
  21. an opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
    gangway
  22. storage room
    gear locker
  23. candy, gum or cafeteria
    geedunk
  24. battle stations
    general quarters
  25. permission to leave the base (usually for not more than 48 hours)
    liberty
  26. lines erected around the weatherdecks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side
    lifeline
  27. cieling
    overhead
  28. hallway
    passageway
  29. assembling of all hands for muster, instruction, and inspection
    quarters
  30. a job specialty title
    rating
  31. wake up, start a new day
    reveille
  32. place to wash dishes
    scullery
  33. drinking fountain; a rumor
    scuttlebutt
  34. lock, put away or stop work
    secure
  35. hospital or medical clinic
    sickbay
  36. mop
    swab
  37. time to sleep, end of the day
    taps
  38. five minutes before taps
    tattoo
  39. upstairs
    topside
  40. begin work
    turn to
  41. working above the highest deck; generally performing maintenance on the ship's mast
    working aloft

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