Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

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CHOCK, BOAT

A cradle or support for a lifeboat.

DAVIT

A crane arm for handling lifeboats, stores, etc.

LIFEBOAT

A specially constructed double ended boat which can withstand heavy, rough seas.

LIFEBOAT DAVIT

A crane on a ship which hold the lifeboat. It is constructed in such a way as to lower and lift the lifeboat the easiest way possible and are also unobstructed in case of an emergency.

LAUNCH

To lower, e.g. lifeboats to the water

FREE FALL LIFEBOAT

A lifeboat designed for rapid release (notably in tankers) by being dropped into the water down a launching railway.

R.N.L.I.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

GOVERNOR BRAKE

An arrangement that controls the maximum speed of lowering for a lifeboat on gravity davits.

BANYAN

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

CHARTREUSE

The compartment, especially in the royal navy, from which the ship was navigated.

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