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The Royal Canadian Navy has lingo or a language if you will, all of their own.

Below you will find a few terms you might have heard of...


Deck ......Floor

Gash......Garbage

Bulkhead......Wall

Aye’aye...... Yes / Understood

The Brow……Entrance to the Ship

Gangway...... Hallway/Passageway


A Cabin...... Officers’ Office

The Ward Room......The Officers’ Mess

Number 1 (Jimmy)......Executive Officer

Crusher......Regulating Petty Officer

Crab Meat......Air Crew on Board Ship