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To give it the deep six'; to permanently dispose of something unwanted. (it probably will rest under six fathoms of water).



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GROSS TONNAGE

Gross tonnage includes a ships internal volume, excluding such spaces as the peak, double bottom, deep tanks used only for water ballast, bridge, forecastle, open-ended poop, certain light and air spaces, skylights, anchor and steering gear spaces, toilets, the wheelhouse, and certain passenger spaces

BAG

A deep bulge in the bottom of the shell or furnace of a boiler.

CONRAD BEARING

Single row deep groove ball bearing.

to BEACH

To run a vessel upon a beach to prevent its sinking in deep water

HAMPERED VESSEL

A vessel restricted by its ability to maneuver by the nature of its work or its deep draft

BANYAN

Traditional royal navy term for a day or shorter period of rest and relaxation.

DRYDOCK

A narrow basin or vessel used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other watercraft that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform.

HARBOR OF REFUGE

A place where ships in transit can find shelter from a storm. These are often man-made jetty enclosed areas along a featureless coastline where no nearby natural deep water harbors exist.

HOMEWARD BOUNDER

A deep sea expression for a sail repair, done with large herringbone stitches.

PANTING

The pulsation in and out of the bow and stern plating as the ship alternately rises and plunges deep into the water

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