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Underwater hull or underwater ship


The underwater section of a vessel beneath the waterline, normally not visible except when in drydock.
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Pier-head jump


When a sailor is drafted to a warship at the last minute, just before she sails.
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Jollies


Traditional Royal Navy nickname for the Royal Marines.
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Yaw


A vessel's motion rotating about the vertical axis, so the bow yaws from side to side.
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Yarr


Acknowledgement of an order, or agreement
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Yardarm


The very end of a yard. Often mistaken for a "yard", which refers to the entire spar. As in to hang "from the yardarm" and the sun being "over the yardarm& [..]
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Yard


The horizontal spar from which a square sail is suspended.
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Windlass


A winch mechanism, usually with a horizontal axis. Used where mechanical advantage greater than that obtainable by block and tackle was needed (such as raising the anchor on small ships). Modern sailb [..]
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Windward


In the direction that the wind is coming from.
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Windbound


A condition wherein the ship is detained in one particular station by contrary winds.
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