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See also: Signals.

Wake

The ripple that the vessel creates as it moves through the water.


Wardroom

Officer's mess.


Warp

To move the ship by other than sails.


Warrant Officers

Officers who do not hold official commissions. They are given "warrants" by the Captain or local Naval administration to define their authority. Examples are midshipmen and master's mates.


Warship

A ship designed for the purpose of war - usually heavily armed.


Water jet

A jet of water used for maneuvering a boat.


Water tank Gauge

A mechanical or electronic device that determines the depth of water in a tank.

An article about a self calibrating water tank gauge is on our gallery pages.


Weather Ship


Weather

Descriptions of the terminology used in shipping forecasts. more......

Whale Catcher


Whale Factory Ship


Wheel house

The room atop the deck where the main control gear is located.


Winds Back

Wind direction changes counter-clockwise.


Winds Veer

Wind direction changes clockwise.


Windward

Direction from which a wind is blowing.


Wing

Any aerodynamic shape, surface, or device that generates lift; commonly applied to the horizontal stabilizer


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