Navy Quotes (65 quotes)
Naval History and Heritage Command
The historical significance of the sea is easy to see when one looks at our language. Many words and expressions originate from our relationship with the sea. Western civilization has its roots in the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. From the earliest Phoenician and Greek cultures, over two thousand years ago, the Mediterranean Sea was not only essential for survival, providing food, but also in maintaining economic and social ties between the people living around the sea. The language used from these early times became permeated with nautical terms. The nautical terms became the one universal language understood by different cultures.
Nautical Idioms and Phrases - All Aboard
Radio conversation between US and Spain.
This is a partial glossary of nautical terms ; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries. See the Further reading section for additional words and references. Various measures of the size or cargo carrying capacity of a ship, including:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it.