Loose from moorings and out of control (applied ot anything lost, out of hand or left lying about).
Near or toward the stern of the vessel.
The entire ship's company, both officer and enlisted men.
An amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay.
aye - aye
Reply to an order or command meaning,"I understand and will complay".
Building where Sailors live.
Brass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted
bunk or rack
An anchored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object.
An order to resume work or duties.
To throw off; to let go; to unfurl.
Compartment in which anchor chain is stowed.
chit, chit book
Coupon or receipt book.
chow hall (mess deck)
Place to eat
Raising or lowering of a national flag, ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign.
To dispose of by throwing over the side.
National flag; commissioned officer between the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade.
A unit of length equal to 6 feet used for measuring the depth of water.
General cleaning day, usually the day before an inspection.
Officer responsible to the XO for the deck department/division aboard ship, or the command maintenance.
Any commissioned officer in paygrade 0-7 or above.
An opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way.
Candy, gum or cafeteria.
All the equipment used in mooring or anchoring a ship.
Access box to sound-powered phone circuitry.
A device to allow movement of personnel one level to another; stairs.
Permission to leave the base usually for not more than 48 hours.
Lines erected around the weather decks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side.
Assembling of all hands for muster, instruction and inspection.
A job specialty title.
Wake up, start a new day.
Place to wash dishes.
Drinking fountain; a rumor.
lock, put away or stop work.
Hospital or Medical clinic
Time to sleep, end of day.
Five minutes before taps.
Working above the highest deck; generally performing maintenance on the ship's mast.