Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Naval Terminology by Mark NelsonJackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Naval Terminology by Mark Nelson

Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Naval Terminology

byMark Nelson

Paperback | October 6, 2018

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Pull up a bollard and get to know the colourful language of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Do you ever get channel fever so bad only a great homeward bounders will cure you? Have you ever met Tug Wilson the brass pounder, Dusty Miller the blanket stacker, or Nobby Clark the stoker?

From aback to ZizEX, the second edition of Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy gives readers a chance to fill their boots with the colourful language of Canada's senior service. Learn the difference between duff and no duff, box kickers and gut robbers, Nelson's blood and Neptune's dandruff, and the mess mom and the old man. Newly revised and expanded, with over 2,500 terms included!
Mark Nelson developed a love for the language and lifestyle of the Canadian Navy over his 26-year naval career. After retiring as a Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class, he now works as the systems and services coordinator at the Red River College Library in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Title:Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Naval TerminologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 7 × 5 × 1 inPublished:October 6, 2018Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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A & AAn abbreviation for alterations and additions. It refers to changes to the structure, rigging and equipment of a warship.A.J. Squared-AwayA USN term that refers to the mythical sailor who is perpetually well-organized. AAWAn acronym for Anti-Air Warfare.Aback1. Creating a braking effect by turning a sailing ship so the wind hits the forward face of the sail. When done accidentally, the same effect is extremely detrimental to the forward momentum of the vessel.2. This term is used when a sailor is suddenly confused or surprised. E.g. "Bloggins was all aback when he saw he was suddenly assigned to the duty watch."AbaftThe correct term to use when indicating a direction toward the stern. e.g. "Bloggins placed the heaving lines abaft of the gun." The phrase "aft of" is not correct.Abaft the BeamWhen describing an object away from the ship, this term is used to say the direction is further aft than the beam; i.e. a relative bearing greater than 90 degrees from the bow. e.g. "The man in the water lies on the starboard side, just abaft the beam."ABCThe acronym once used for "Atomic, Biological, Chemical". It was eventually replaced by "NBC" (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical).AbeamReferring to a relative bearing at right angles to the centerline of the ship's keel.Able SeamanA junior rank in the navy, equivalent to the rank of Private in the Army or Air Force. Derived from the term "Able Bodied Seaman", the rank insignia is a single chevron.AboutA term used to describe the act of changing the course of a sailboat by tacking. The words "ready about" or "boutship" are used to prepare the hands for the tacking manoeuvre.Above BoardNot hiding anything. A transparent state where everything is in the open. This term was originally used to describe the ship's belongings that were on or above the main deck, and in plain view.