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L

You should stop your vessel instantly.

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Ladder

Stairs.


Landing Craft


Larboard

Left. The term "Port" was used for helm commands to eliminate confusion with the similar-sounding "starboard". Eventually, the term "larboard" was completely eliminated.


LASH Vessel


Lazarette

Storage locker.


Lee

Sheltered side of a ship.


Leeward, lee'ard

To the side away from the wind.


Lee, make a

Use the ship as a windbreak to produce calm area downwind of ship.


Leeward

Direction to which the wind is blowing.


Lieutenant

A commissioned rank. In the Navy, the term "First Lieutenant", "Second Lieutenant", etc, refer to their position aboard ship, and is not an official rank. However, these positions were assigned on the basis of seniority; the highest ranking lieutenant became the First Lieutenant, etc.


Life Boat

A vessel used for rescue purposes.


Lighter


Lights

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Lighthouse

Navigation aid - usually automatic. Controlled by the coast guard.


Lighthouse Tender


Lightship

A floating lighthouse.


Liner

Passenger or cargo vessel on regular service runs.


Linstock

Rod with slow match to fire guns without flintlocks.


Loblolly Boy

Sickbay attendant, assisted doctor during surgery.


Logistics Support Ship


Long Liner


LPG Carrier


Lubber's hole

Hole in the tops to provide access from below.


Lumber Carrier


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