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Privileged vessel


One which has the right of way.
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Pitting


Areas of corrosion.
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Pass down the line


Relay to all others in order (a signal repeated from one ship to the next astern in column).
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Golden Slippers


Tan work shoes issued to U.S. Maritime Service trainees
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Graveyard watch


The middle watch.
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Half-mast


The position of a flag when lowered halfway down.
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Mast Magazine


Gramercy Books, 1989
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Heroes in Dungarees


The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II, John Bunker, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1995
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Wiper


A general handyman in the engine room. Yaw: To steer wildly or out of line of course. Sources:
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Windlass


An anchor engine used for heaving in the chain cable and anchor.
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