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ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet

Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS
Vice-ADMIRAL
Rear-ADMIRAL
ADMIRALTY
ADVICE-BOAT
ADRIFT
AFLOAT
AFORE
AFT
AFTER
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


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Rear-ADMIRAL

Rear-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.


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