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Line astern

Line astern – In naval warfare, a line of battle formed behind a flagship

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Liner

Liner – Ship of the line: a major warship capable of taking its place in the main (battle) line of fighting ships. Hence modern term for prestigious passenger vessels: ocean liner.

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List

List – A vessel’s angle of lean or tilt to one side, in the direction called roll. Typically refers to a lean caused by flooding or improperly loaded or shifted cargo (as opposed to ‘heeling’, which see).

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Loaded to the gunwales

Loaded to the gunwales – Literally, having cargo loaded as high as the ship’s rail; also means extremely drunk.

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Lifeboat

Lifeboat – Shipboard lifeboat, kept on board a boat or ship and used to take crew and passengers to safety in the event of the ship being sunk or abandoned.

-Rescue lifeboat, usually launched from shore, used to rescue people from the water or from vessels in difficulty.

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