galley, gammies, gaskets, gird, grapevine, grain, gripe, grip, guns-shot, guns, etc...


implies, says Falconer, the distance of the point-blank range of a cannon-shot. With submission, we take a gun-shot distance to mean long and not point-blank range if this be correct, a ship is within gun-shot of another when she is within a mile or a mile and a quarter of her.


is when, by carrying too great a quantity of aftersail, a ship inclines too much to windward, and requires her helm to be kept a-weather, or to windward.


Fictional communications. Getting the gen or information via the grapevine. I heard on the grapevine... (not wishing to say where).

Clew garnet

fore or main, is a rope running double from nearly the centre of the fore or main yard, to the clews or corners of the sail, where the tack and sheet are affixed, and is the principal means of clewing up or taking in the sail.


The kitchen area of a ship.


Old sailor's slang name for Raisins.


Established in 2003, Royal Navy History is the leading and official website for the History of the Royal Navy.
Copyright © 2017, Royal Navy History