A ship or craft designed to function as a floating barracks for housing military personnel.

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BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

GROUNDED ICE

Floating ice which is aground in shoal water.

HARD BEACH

A portion of a beach especially prepared with a hard surface extending into the water, employed for the purpose of loading or unloading directly into landing ships or landing craft

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

ICE OF LAND ORIGIN

Ice formed on land or in an ice shelf, found floating in water, including ice that is stranded or grounded

HEELING ERROR

The change in the deviation of a magnetic compass when a craft heels, due to the change i

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