Definition Noun The lashing which held the bowsprit in place at the stem of a vessel. Origin Probably earlier than the 16th Century. From Old
Definition Noun Objects that float from a sunken vessel. (Contrast with Jetsam) Origin 17th century Anglo-French word, floteson, derived from floter, to float. Also Old
*I cannot speak for every navy or coast guard in the world, so this is largely from the perspective of the U.S. Navy and U.S.
Definition Noun The extreme forward end of a ship Origin 16th Century. Unknown origin. Possibly refers to the eyes of dragonheads often found on the
Definition Noun/Idiom (Slang) AKA Davy Jones. The bottom of the sea. Origin Unknown, but possibly from the 17th or 18th Century. Possibly an invention of
Now that we have articles on the Japanese 18.1″/45 and U.S. 16″/50 guns themselves, let’s see how they stack up against each other in terms