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An able seaman (AB) is a naval rating of the deck department of a merchant ship with more than two years' experience at sea and considered "well acquainted with his duty".
Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank.
A binnacle is a waist-high case or stand on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman, in which navigational instruments are placed for easy and quick reference as well as to protect the delicate instruments.
The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded.
The cab, crew compartment or driver's compartment of a locomotive, or a self-propelled rail vehicle, is the part housing the train driver or engineer, the fireman or driver's assistant (secondman) (if any), and the controls necessary for the locomotive's, or self-propelled rail vehicle's, operation.
Captain is the name most often given in English-speaking navies to the rank corresponding to command of the largest ships.
A cockpit is a name for the location of controls of a vessel; while traditionally an open well in the deck of a boat outside any deckhouse or cabin, in modern boats they may refer to an enclosed area.
A command center or command centre (often called a war room) is any place that is used to provide centralized command for some purpose.
A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions (or points).
The conn, also spelled cun, conne, cond, conde, and cund, is the act of controlling a ship's movements while at sea.
A conning tower is a raised platform on a ship or submarine, often armored, from which an officer can conn the vessel, i.e., give directions to the helmsman.
A control room, operations center, or operations control center (OCC) is a room serving as a central space where a large physical facility or physically dispersed service can be monitored and controlled.
In navigation, a vessel's or aircraft's course is the cardinal direction along which the vessel or aircraft is to be steered.
The coxswain is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering.
The deck department is an organisational team on board naval and merchant ships.
A desk or bureau is a piece of furniture with a flat table-style work surface used in a school, office, home or the like for academic, professional or domestic activities such as reading, writing, or using equipment such as a computer.
A distress signal or distress call is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help.
A dock (from Dutch dok) is the area of water between or next to one or a group of human-made structures that are involved in the handling of boats or ships (usually on or near a shore) or such structures themselves.
Echo sounding is a type of sonar used to determine the depth of water by transmitting sound pulses into water.
An Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a geographic information system used for nautical navigation that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations as an alternative to paper nautical charts.
Electronics is the discipline dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in a vacuum, in gaseous media, and in semiconductors.
In maritime transportation, the engine department or engineering department is an organizational unit aboard a ship that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the propulsion systems and the support systems for crew, passengers, and cargo.
An engine order telegraph or E.O.T., also referred to as a chadburn, is a communications device used on a ship (or submarine) for the pilot on the bridge to order engineers in the engine room to power the vessel at a certain desired speed.
On a ship, the engine room or ER is the propulsion machinery spaces of the vessel.
In chemistry, ferrous (Fe2+), indicates a divalent iron compound (+2 oxidation state), as opposed to ferric, which indicates a trivalent iron compound (+3 oxidation state).
A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag.
A flying bridge is an open area on top of a surface ship which provides unobstructed views of the fore, aft, and the sides of a vessel, and which serves as an operating station for the ship's officers, such as the captain or officer of the watch.
The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.
A GPS navigation device, GPS receiver, or simply GPS is a device that is capable of receiving information from GPS satellites and then to calculate the device's geographical position.
A helmsman or helm is a person who steers a ship, sailboat, submarine, other type of maritime vessel, or spacecraft.
Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from ferrum) and atomic number 26.
The terms location and place in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth's surface or elsewhere.
A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.
A lookout or look-out is a person on a ship in charge of the observation of the sea for hazards, other ships, land, etc.
Manoeuvring thruster (bow thruster or stern thruster) is a transversal propulsion device built into, or mounted to, either the bow or stern, of a ship or boat, to make it more maneuverable.
A marine chronometer is a timepiece that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard; it can therefore be used to determine longitude by means of celestial navigation.
A maritime pilot, also known as a marine pilot, harbor pilot or bar pilot and sometimes simply called a pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths.
The mast of a sailing vessel is a tall spar, or arrangement of spars, erected more or less vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat.
A nautical chart is a graphic representation of a maritime area and adjacent coastal regions.
A navigation system is a (usually electronic) system that aids in navigation.
Navigational instruments refers to the instruments used by nautical navigators and pilots as tools of their trade.
Navtex (Navigational Telex) is an international automated medium frequency direct-printing service for delivery of navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts, as well as urgent maritime safety information to ships.
A paddle steamer is a steamship or riverboat powered by a steam engine that drives paddle wheels to propel the craft through the water.
A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.
The quarterdeck is a raised deck behind the main mast of a sailing ship.
Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.
A radiotelephone (or radiophone) is a communications system for transmission of speech over radio.
A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).
The term "sailing ship" is most often used to describe any large vessel that uses sails to harness the power of wind.
A sea captain, ship's captain, captain, master, or shipmaster, is a high-grade licensed mariner in ultimate command of the merchant vessel.
A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.
A ship's wheel or boat's wheel is a device used aboard a water vessel to change that vessel's course.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.
Steering is the collection of components, linkages, etc.
Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε têle, "at a distance" and γράφειν gráphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual or symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
A throttle is the mechanism by which fluid flow is managed by the constriction or obstruction.
A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.
A two-way radio is a radio that can do both transmit and receive a signal (a transceiver), unlike a broadcast receiver which only receives content.
A warship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare.
Watchstanding, or watchkeeping, in nautical terms concerns the division of qualified personnel to operate a ship continuously.
A waterway is any navigable body of water.
Witherby Publishing Group, formerly known as Witherby Seamanship, is a publisher of maritime and navigation training, reference and regulatory materials.