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1775 Naval Terms and Slang

Many terms now in use in the English language around the world owe their beginnings to slang originated by Sailors and Marines of the Royal Navy.

Many words and terms you will need to know to function within Richmond's Ship's Company can be found here. Most are slang, while others are terms you will need to know to understand the CBT lessons.

A valuable resource in tracing these origins has been Covey Crump - a collection of Naval slang, abbreviations, legends and historical tit-bits which was originally compiled by Commander A. Covey-Crump, RN, a former Naval Assistant to the Chief of Naval Information.

HMS Richmond is indebted to the Ministry of Defence (NAVY), London, for much of the abridged content of this 1775 period centered dictionary.

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