|Crevasse. Crack in an ice sheet.
Crew 101 Crosshead
Crew. Personnel, other than Master, who serve on board a vessel. In some cases a differentiation between officers and ratings is made; but officers are 'crew' in a legal sense.
Crew Gangways. Elevated gangways provided for crew in tankers. Extend from poop to bridge and from bridge to forecastle.
Crew List. Nominal list of crew, their ages, birthplaces, nationality and rating, together with other particulars. Delivered to Superintendent of a Mercantile Marine Office after arrival in U.K. and prior to paying off; also, when required in a foreign port, delivered to Port Authority.
Crimp. Person who decoys a seaman from his ship and gains money by robbing him and, or, forcing him on board another vessel in want of men.
Cringle. Rope loop, with or without a thimble, worked into bolt-rope of a sail. See 'Bowline Bridle'.
Crinolines.* Small lines put on a purchase block and held in hand to steady a lifted weight.
Critical Angle. Least angle of incidence at which a light is reflected.
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