||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet
Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS
AGENT-VICTUALLER to ALL'S WELL
ALL bands high to ANCHOR
To drag the ANCHORS to To fish the ANCHOR
To sheer the ship to her ANCHOR to Top-ARMOUR
ASHORE to AUGER
AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS
Rear-ADMIRALRear-ADMIRAL (contre-amiral, lieutenant-general des armées navales, Fr.) the officer next in rank and command to the vice-admiral, and who carries his flag at the mizen-top-mast-head.
There are at present (1769) in England, besides the admiral of the fleet, three admirals of the white squadron, and four of the blue. Three vice-admirals of the red, three of the white, and four of the blue. Four rear admirals of the red, four of the white, and five of the blue squadron: besides twenty-two rear admirals that have carried no flag, who are superannuated upon half-pay.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 5, 2004
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