Naval Slang Quebec to Tango

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    Quack Medical officer
    Queens Rum left over in fanny after tots issued
    Quick burn Rapidly and slyly smoked cigarette
    Quiet number Cushy job
    Quiet run
    QT On the quiet/unofficial


    Rabbits Presents/souvenirs or something acquired on the QT
    Rabbit job Some work done on the side
    Racing snake Skinny person
    Rattle, in the Up on a disciplinary charge
    Red devil Pussers bike
    Red grenade McEwans Export tin of beer
    Red lead Tinned tomatoes
    Reggy Navy police
    Re-scrub Do it again eg Mess Rounds not up to standard
    Ring piece Anus
    Ring stinger Hot curry
    Roof rats Flight-deck gang
    Rose cottage Venereal disease ward or clinic
    Rotten VD - see Rose Cottage
    Roughers Heavy seas
    Rounds Usually an inspection of living/work spaces etc
    Royal Sailors name for Royal Marine – usually bootneck
    Royal Naval School of Dancing Any popular hang out for Jack to observe the local talent eg the Paramount in Guzz in the 60's.
    Rub/rubber Loan eg Give us a rub of your dhobey dust/fiver 'til next payday etc
    Rug rat Small child
    Rum Bosun Person detailed to collect rum for the mess
    Run ashore Jack having a few beers


    Scab lifter Medical rating
    Scale Standard punishment for an offence
    Schoolie Instructor Officer
    Scrambled egg Gold leaf embellishment on senior officers cap
    Scran Food
    Scran-bag (1) Where kit found "sculling about" was put
    Scran-bag (2) Untidy rating eg "he's dressed like a scranbag"
    Screw Ship's propellor/sex
    Scribes Rating in Writer branch
    Scrub round it Never mind, forget it
    Scummer Southampton native
    Scurs Sailor with beard
    Secure Finish work
    Set Full beard and moustache
    Seven beller Leave allowed until 1130 next day
    Seven bells of shit Using excessive force eg he knocked seven bells of shit out of him
    Sew Sew Ship's tailor (usually Hong Kong Chinese)
    Shake Wake someone up eg shake your watch relief
    Shakes list Book containing names of people requesting a shake
    Shave off! (1) Cry of disgust
    (2) Order to remove unacceptable facial hair

    Shit in it Shut up
    Shit on a Raft Braised kidneys on toast
    Shitehawk Seagull
    Shiters Drunk
    Shoot through Fail to keep appointment or leave run ashore early
    Shufti Take a look
    Sin Bosun Padre
    Singapore ear Ear infection
    Singers Singapore
    Sippers More substantial than a wet of rum. Usually given on birthdays. 4 sippers = 1 gulper
    Skate Idle loafing sod
    Skin Young looking sailor - usually not yet shaving
    Skive off Avoid work detail
    Sky Pilot Padre
    Slack hammock Badly lashed hammock/punishment for oversleeping
    Slap in Make a written request eg "I'm going to slap in to see some b*****d about this.
    Slide Butter (when available)
    Sling yer hook Go away! (impolite)
    Slop chit List of responsibilities
    Slop Room See (Slops) below
    Slops Clothing, tobacco, mainly cash sales
    Smidgen A very small quantity (origin - Chatham Dockyard Maties)
    Snapper Homosexual
    Snotty Midshipman
    Sods opera Ship's concert
    Sparks Radio Operator
    Spasm chasm Vagina
    Spithead pheasant Kipper
    Split-arse mechanic Female
    Sprog Child or baby. (Old Navy. Allegedly entered in the physicians log as the acronym - SPROG - Sibling Produced Recoil of Gun - when the gun was used to assist childbirth).
    Square rig Junior ratings uniform
    Squeegie Implement with a rubber strip on the end of a broom handle to clear water
    Squeeze up Experience VD
    Squid Ahead throwing anti-submarine mortar
    SRD Maltese dark rum almost as good as Pussers
    Stand easy NAAFI/Tea break
    Station Card Card given to gangway staff prior to going ashore
    Stamps Of no important status
    Stand to Prepare for action
    Sticky greens Drinks bought for bar girls
    Stonker Erection
    Straight rush Roast meat and vegetables
    Stroll on! An expression of incredulity
    Sub Stand in for duty
    Suck back Change your mind or Uckers ploy/move
    Submariners Dhobi Dust Talcum powder
    Swain Coxswain – senior rate of a small warship
    Sweating neaters Very anxious state


    Tailor-made Manufactured cigarette as opposed to hand-rolled
    Tanky Rating responsible for liquid eg fresh water/fuel
    Tea and stickies Friendly non alcoholic hospitality
    Tiddley Smart
    Tiger tops Favourite drink - Fleet Canteen Singapore
    That is all Phrase to end a pipe that starts D'ye hear there
    Thickers Condensed milk
    Thousand miler Casual shirt/top worn for a long time
    Three badge AB Able Seaman with three Good Conduct Badges
    Three badge FA Alternative to above (work it out)
    Tickler Navy issue cigarette tobacco
    Tiddley Smart, as in “tiddley suit†No 1 uniform
    Tiffy Artificer
    Tilley Dockyard utility vehicle
    Tinned fishes Sardines
    Toggle and two Male genitalia
    Tombola Bingo - Navy style
    Toothwright Dentist
    Torpoint chicken (Built like) ie all prick and toenails
    Townie Shipmate with the same home town
    Tram smash Bacon and tinned tomato
    Trap/trapping Ashore, out looking for women
    Trick cyclist Pyschiatrist
    Truck Wooden cap on top of a mast - see Button
    Turn in Go to bed
    Turn to Start work
    Twelve Continuous service engagement of 12 years
    Two six, heave Words spoken prior to a co-ordinated lift etc
    Two's up Reserving position eg "two's up with that book"

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