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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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ADMIRALTY

ADMIRALTY (Amirauté, Fr.) the office of lord-high-admiral, whether discharged by one single person, or by joint-commissioners, called Lords of the Admiralty (this important and high office has seldom been entrusted to any single person, except princes of the blood; or to some nobleman meriting such distinction for his eminent services. In general the crown appoints five or seven commissioners, under the title of " Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord-High-Admiral of Great-Britain," &c. All maritime affairs are entrusted to their jurisdiction. They govern and direct the whole royal navy, with power decisive in all marine cases, civil, military, and criminal, transacted upon or beyond sea, in harbors, on coasts, and upon all rivers below the first bridge sea-ward.


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