An arrangement of gun turrets whereby the turret on one side of the ship is placed further aft than the one on the other side, so that both turrets can fire to either side.

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BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

CROWN

The top of the piston in an internal combustion engine above the fire ring, exposed to direct flame impingement.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

SHELL PLATING

The plates forming the outer side and bottom skin of the hull

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

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