Nautical words



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Departure Course. Course made good from a point of reference at which a voyage, or stage of voyage, commenced.

Departure Distance. Distance of a ship from a point of reference at which a voyage, or stage of a voyage, commenced.

Deposition. Statement made on oath or affirmation.

Deposit Receipt. Acknowledgement of receipt of a sum of money, from a receiver of cargo, when a general average contribution is likely to be claimed.

Depression. Of horizon, is angular distance of visible horizon, or shore horizon, below sensible horizon. Usually termed 'Dip'. 2. Atmospheric mass in which barometric pressure is lower than that of surrounding atmosphere.


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