Navy Lingo

SHIP

Bow - Forward Part; Front

Stern - Rear

Port - Left side of ship

Starboard - Right side of ship

Island - Carrier structure on starboard side mid-ship where all controls are located; bridge, flight control, communications, navigation.

Galley - Kitchen

GENERAL

Head - Bathroom

Overhead - Ceiling

Scuttlebutt - Rumor. The cask of drinking water on sailing ships was called a scuttlebutt - a butt was a wooden cask and a scuttle is used to drill holes (in this case, as for taping a cask). Since sailors exchanged gossip when they gathered at the scuttlebutt, scuttlebutt became Navy slang for gossip or rumors.

Belay that - Cancel it

Deck - Floor

Can - Destroyer

Passageway - Corridor

Ladder - Steps (very steep) from one deck to another

PA SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENT

"Will the duty chicken lay down to the galley and run through the soup."

MEDITERRANEAN PORTS VISITED, SOME A NUMBER OF TIMES

Gilbraltar

Bone, Algeria

Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta

Naples, Italy

Genoa, Italy

Augusta, Sicily

Taranto, Italy

Hyeres, France

SIDE TRIPS

French Riviera and Nice, France

Rome, Italy

Isle of Capri, near Naples, Italy

Pompeii and Herculaneum near Naples

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