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SQUARE  AWAY  —Put  in  proper  order; make things shipshape. SQUARE   KNOT   —Simple   knot   used   for bending two lines together or for bending a line to  itself. STACK —Shipboard  chimney. STANCHIONS   —Vertical   posts   used   for supporting decks; smaller, similar posts used for supporting  lifelines,  awnings,  etc. STAND  BY  —To  “prepare  for”  or  “make ready  to.” STANDING   LIGHTS   —Red   night-lights throughout  the  interior  of  a  ship. STANDING PART  —The main part of a line, as  distinguished  from  its  ends. STARBOARD —Direction to the right of the centerline  as  one  faces  forward. STATEROOM  —A  living  compartment  for  an officer  or  for  a  small  number  of  officers. STATION —(1) An individual’s place of duty. (2)  Position  of  a  ship  in  formation,  (3)  Location of  persons  and  equipment  having  a  specific purpose,  as  a  gun  control  station.  (4)  Order  to assume a post of duty, as “Station the special sea and  anchor  detail.” STAY —Any piece of standing rigging, except a  shroud,  providing  support  only. STEADY (STEADY SO) (STEADY AS YOU GO) (STEADY AS SHE GOES)  —Order to the helmsman  to  steer  the  ship  on  the  course  it  is heading at the time the order is given. STEM —The  forward  vertical  extension  of  the keel. STERN  —The aftermost part of a vessel, STERN  HOOK  —Member  of  a  boat’s  crew whose  station  is  aft. STERN LIGHT —White  navigation  light  that can be seen only from astern to 6 points on either quarter  (total  of  12  points,  or  135  degrees). STERNPOST —The after vertical extension of the keel. STERN SHEETS —The  after  passenger  space in  an  open  boat. STOP —A short line attached to the edge of an awning, boat cover, etc.; used to lash the cover to  a  support. STOW —To store or pack articles or cargo in a space. STRAKE —Fore-and-aft strip of plating in the shell  or  in  a  deck. STRAND —(1) One of the main subdivisions of a line or wire. (2) The act of a vessel in going aground. STRINGER  —(1) A longitudinal frame pro- viding strength to a ship’s sides. (2) A long timber between  piles  at  the  edge  of  a  pier. STRUCTURAL BULKHEAD —Transverse- strength   bulkhead   that   forms   a   watertight boundary. SUPERSTRUCTURE —The ship’s structure above  the  main  deck,  exclusive  of  top-hamper. SWAB —Same as, but never referred to as, a mop. SWAMP  —The  filling  of  an  open  boat  with water taken over the side. TACKLE —See Purchase. TAFFRAIL  —The rail around the stern of a ship  or  boat. TARPAULIN  —Canvas used as a cover, TAUT  —(1)  Under  tension,  as  a  taut  rope. (2)  A  high  state  of  discipline  and  efficiency,  as a taut ship. TENDER   —(1)  One  who  serves  as  a  pre- cautionary standby, as the line tender for a diver. (2) An auxiliary vessel that acts as a support ship for  other  ships,  as  a  destroyer  tender. THREEFOLD  PURCHASE  —A tackle con- taining  two  three-sheave  blocks. AI-14

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