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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AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

WATCHSTANDING

The allocation of crew or staff to a watch.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

CATAMARAN

A double hulled vessel

ACCELERATION

The time rate of change of velocity; i.e., the derivative of velocity; with respect to time.

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