Small balls of lead fired from a cannon, analogous to shotgun shot but on a larger scale. Similar to canister shot but with larger individual shot. Used to injure personnel and damage rigging more than to cause structural damage.


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MAINTENANCE VEHICLE

Vehicle used for carrying parts, equipment, and personnel for maintenance or evacuation of vehicles.

BLACK GANG

A slang expression referring to the personnel in the engine department aboard ship.

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.

COMMAND AND CONTROL

The facilities, equipment, communications, procedures, and personnel essential to a commander for planning, locating, directing, and controlling operations of assigned forces pursuant to the missions assigned. In many cases, a locating or position fixing capability exists in, or as a by-product to, command and control systems.

ESCAPE TRUNK

A vertical trunk fitted with a ladder to permit personnel to escape if trapped

TAG AND LOCK OUT

A procedure for isolating, notifying a personnel and recording before work can be started on a piece of equipment.

REMOTELY CONTROLLED LIGHT

A light which is operated by personnel at a considerable distance from the light, through electrical or radio links.

MERCHANT MARINER

A civilian officer or sailor who serves in the merchant marine. Sometimes such personnel are incorrectly called 'merchant marines,' but both merchant mariners and marines frown on this term; although merchant mariners are part of the merchant marine, they are civilians and are not in any way marines , which are a specialized type of military personnel.

CLEARANCE PROCEDURE

A safety measure employed to ensure personnel are protected from hazards associated with dangerous equipment or areas.

DITTY-BAG

A small bag used to stow personnel possessions.

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