Nautical words

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Flag Lieutenant. Lieutenant in R.N. who is on staff of, and person­ally attends, a nag officer. Flag of Convenience. A foreign flag under which a ship is registered to avoid taxation etc, at home.

Flag Officer. Naval officer entitled to fly the flag of his rank. Includes Rear-Admiral, Vice-Admiral, Admiral, Admiral of the Fleet, and Chief officer of a yacht club.

Flag Ship. Warship carrying an admiral in command of a squadron or fleet.

Flake. To coil a rope so that each coil, on two opposite sides, lies on deck alongside previous coil; so allowing rope to run freely.

Flaking a Mainsail 138 Flatten

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