Hard, John.


Lewes, 1st.ed., 1991. 310 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. An informative and entertaining book explaining over 3,000 naval terms and expressions used in the Royal Navy today. The author explores the origins and meaning of so many colourful expressions and colloquialisms that have, in many cases, found their way ashore. The customs and traditions of the Royal Navy are also described, thereby providing a useful insight into aspects of naval social history. The 23 chapters include : The Royal Navy, Naval Reserves and Associated Services. Ships & Aircraft. Shore Establishments. Dress. Flags, Signals and Salutes. Said of a Ship. Wind and Sea. Anchoring. Berthing and Docking. Ropework and Rigging Verbs. Traditional Tallies (Nicknames). Royal Naval Slang. The Language of the Sea Ashore. Etc. [See also Item No. 76]

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