1. Vessel's owner. 2. Traditional Royal Navy term for the Captain, a survival from the days when privately owned ships were often hired for naval service.

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NAVAL TRAWLER

A converted trawler, or boat built in that style, used for naval purposes.

ORDNANCE EXERCISE

Naval firing practice

NAVAL STATION

A naval base; a naval air station is a base for naval aircraft.

LINE ASTERN

In naval warfare, a line of battle formed behind a flagship

JACK DUSTY

The naval stores clerk.

PIM

Points (or plan) of intended movement. The charted course for a naval unit's movements.

CIVIL RED ENSIGN

The British Naval Ensign or Flag of the British Merchant Navy, a red flag with the Union Flag in the upper left corner. Colloquially called the 'red duster'.

ARTICLES OF WAR

Regulations governing the military and naval forces of UK and US; read to every ship's company on commissioning and at specified intervals during the commission.

DEPOT SHIP

A ship which acts as a mobile or fixed base for other ships and submarines or supports a naval base.

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.

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