The money obtained by the cook selling slush ashore. Used for the benefit of the crew (or the cook).


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NIPPLE CHASER

A member of a drilling crew who procures and delivers the tools and equipment necessary for an operation.

WATCHSTANDING

The allocation of crew or staff to a watch.

COXSWAIN

The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.

FLOORBOARDS

The surface of the cockpit on which the crew stand.

BAREBOAT CHARTER

An arrangement for the chartering or hiring of a vessel, whereby the vessel's owner provides no crew or provisions as part of the agreement; instead, the people who rent the vessel are responsible for crewing and provisioning her.

HUFFLER

A man employed to help the barges crew along tortuous channels or through bridges. See shooting a bridge.

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.

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.

SHORE LEAVE

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.

STEWARD

A member of a vessel's crew involved in commissary duties or in personal services to passengers or other crew members.

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