Nautical words

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Yeoman of Signals. Petty officer in Signals and Communications branch of Royal Navy.

Yoke. Brass or wooden fitting placed transversely on head of rudder of a boat. Forms lever when steering with yoke lines. 2. Lower cap of an upper mast.

Yoke Lines. Lines leading to extremities of a yoke and with ends in stern sheets. Used for controlling rudder except when under sail.

York Antwerp Rules. Codified rules for the adjustment of claims under General Average. First issued 1890, revised and extended 1924. Name derives from the cities in which the conferences were held.

Young Flood. The beginning of flood tide, or of the current due to it.

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