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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" (late enough to have a drink).
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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 sailboats use an electric "Windlass" to raise the anchor.
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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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