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Receivers of Wreck.
Officers appointed by Board of Trade to take charge of wrecks and wreckage on British coasts and to take necessary steps for the saving of life and property in peril.
Compass bearings taken simultaneously
at two different stations
, the bearing of one station being the reciprocal of the bearing of the other.
Frequently used in
Computation by which the position of a ship is found.
Recognition Signal 274
Reduction to Soundings
System of lights
or pyrotechnic signals
, by which a vessel can indicate her ownership and identity.
Shipbuilding term meaning to join one member fairly with another so that the sweep is smooth. Especially applied to curves that reverse.
Tidal stream that runs alternately in approximately opposite directions.
Name given to Master of a ship in 11
and 12 centuries.
Meteorological term for the change in direction of travel of a cyclonic storm.
First direction is Westerly
then towards elevated pole
, finally easterly.
A somewhat affectionate nickname for the Red Ensign.
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