The crew of a ship.


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NIPPLE CHASER

A member of a drilling crew who procures and delivers the tools and equipment necessary for an operation.

WATCHSTANDING

The allocation of crew or staff to a watch.

COXSWAIN

The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.

FLOORBOARDS

The surface of the cockpit on which the crew stand.

BAREBOAT CHARTER

An arrangement for the chartering or hiring of a vessel, whereby the vessel's owner provides no crew or provisions as part of the agreement; instead, the people who rent the vessel are responsible for crewing and provisioning her.

HUFFLER

A man employed to help the barges crew along tortuous channels or through bridges. See shooting a bridge.

MAN THE RAILS

To station the crew of a naval vessel along the rails and superstructure of the vessel as a method of saluting or rendering honors.

SLUSH FUND

The money obtained by the cook selling slush ashore. Used for the benefit of the crew (or the cook).

PRESS GANG

Formed body of personnel from a ship of the Royal Navy (either a ship seeking personnel for its own crew or from a 'press tender' seeking men for a number of ships) that would identify and force (press) men, usually merchant sailors into service on naval ships usually against their will.

SHORE LEAVE

A free time given to officers and crew of a naval vessel when they are off duty and allowed to disembark and spend time on land.

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