Welcome to a page giving a list of some common words in use and the nautical background from whence they came.
Click the buttons in the list above to see the listing by alphabet.  Hope you enjoy it. I designed the layout from scratch and so far am pleased with it and the way it works. I hope you are too.

Grateful thanks to the authors, Bill beavis and Richard McCloskey for the material from their book Salty Dog Talk, published by Adlard Coles Nautical, London, ISBN 0-7136-6400-2, Cost 7.99 in Spring 2003
Buy it ! It's Great.