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Interesting site for nautical history types
Posted by: Numo
Date: July 28, 2011 10:04PM
Nautical Terms and Phrases - Their Meaning and Origin

[www.history.navy.mil]
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Re: Interesting site for nautical history types
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 29, 2011 12:21PM
Cool!
Thanks for posting it :-)

(My grandfather wrote a book on the subject... "Salty Dog Talk".. so I'm looking forward to going through the site when I have more time).



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Re: Interesting site for nautical history types
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 29, 2011 04:35PM
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Coxswain
A coxswain or cockswain was at first the swain (boy servant) in charge of the small cock or cockboat that was kept aboard for the ship's captain and which was used to row him to and from the ship. The term has been in use in England dating back to at least 1463. With the passing of time the coxswain became the helmsman of any boat, regardless of size.


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