Here are a few you might not find on wiki.
Splice the Main brace:- Bust the rum
out and give everybody a drink.
Make and Mend:- An afternoon off work.
Banyan:- Beach barbeque, preferably with double beer
of one of that sour faced bitch in England's navies.
Dhoby:- The act of washing
,ie have a dhoby (shower self), do your dhoby (wash your clothes), go dhoby the .......(go wash and clean the .......).
, meal or more precisely, **** Cooked up by the Royal Australian Navy
Tids:- Non issue tailor made uniform, usually from Hong Kong
Dit:- Story, book, comic.
Pig:- Commissioned officer.
Grunter:- See above.
Sprog:- Someone who has recently joined up or any kind of newcomer
Steppers:- Clothes worn when stepping ashore.
Getters:- Usually rubber thongs but footwear in general.
Goffer:- Soft drink.
Makker:- Lollies, choclates etc.
Sculker:- One who avoids duty.
Civvie:- Anybody who is not a member
of the armed services.
Dib Dab:- General seaman, he dibs the brush into the paint
and dabs it onto the ship.
Buffer:- Person in charge of Dib dabs.
RNer:- Person who does not wash himself, also member of British Royal Navy
, from whence the expression comes.
Cox'n:- Cox Swain, usually the most hated person on board, because he has a personality defect that caused him to choose being the onboard policeman as a career.
Bo'son:- Person in charge of boats, ie boat swain.
Taffy:- Welsh person, surname Evans.
Shiner:-Person, surname Wright.
Squizzy:- Person, surname Taylor.
Knobby:- Person, surname Clarke.
Tich:- Person, surname Turner
WRAN:- Woman who joins the Royal Australian Navy because she can't get sex anywhere else.
Tiffie:- Naval Artificer. This is the most valueable person aboard any ship. The prerequisite of selecting a person to be trained as a Naval Artificer is that he be capable of (not necessarily inclined to) achieving a Bachelor's Degree.
Once selected, he is trained how to know every inch of any ship to which he may be posted.
So for a Tiffie, navigation
and assumption of command of a vessel are a small part of his capabilities.
If you have not guessed it yet, I am a Tiffie.
So razerwire, if you want some authentic naval jargon for your script, you have it above.
As you say you are "fledgling" in your screen
writing and therefore still learning
like me, I suggest you get hold of a DVD
of the movie
"The Sand Pebbles", starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Richard Crenna and others and directed by Robert Wise (by name and nature).
The novel was written by Richard McKenna and the screenplay by Robert Anderson. Read the novel and watch the movie
and you will no doubt learn some thing of value to you.
You might also try "The Day of the Jacal" written by Robert Forsyth if memory serves me well and the original movie with the English
actor (memory not serving). The American remake with Bruce Willis was a piece of crap I thought.
Special effecteth maketh not a movie greateth, and Greyeth Anatometh maketh not a great place from which one should take one's medical
Nor is the Cruisers's Forum necessarily the best place to get advice on how to advance one's career, but , you did ask the question.
If you have had the patience to get this far and are still reading this post you have my hearty congratulations as you might just have the necessary attributes required to be a CRUISER like us.
Cheers Cisco. It's a different way of thinking!!