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Term: U boat (n)
Definition: Designator for the attack submarine employed by the German Navy. The term derives from the German word "unterseeboot" meaning submarine, and each vessel bore the designator "U" followed by an identification number, such as "U-46".
See Also: submarine
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Term: UHF (n)
Definition: Ultra High Frequency. A range of radio frequencies from 300 to 3000 megahertz.
See Also: radio, marine radio

Term: unbend (v)
Definition: To remove a sail from a stay or spar.
See Also: bend

Term: under command (adj)
Definition: Having properly functioning steering and propulsion, and being under the authority or direction of a legitimate ship’s officer, or having the capacity to respond to orders or directions.
See Also: not under command

Term: under the lee (adv)
Definition: Located in the calm area to the lee of an island or peninsula.
See Also: lee shore

Term: under way (adv)
Definition: With the anchor free of the bottom.
See Also: weigh anchor

Term: undersea (adv)
Definition: Beneath the surface of the ocean
See Also: submerged

Term: undersea (adj)
Definition: 1) Describing anything capable of operating beneath the surface of the ocean 2) Referring to a plant or animal that lives beneath the surface of the ocean
See Also: submarine

Term: undertow (n)
Definition: The force of water drawing away from a beach after a wave has finished breaking.

Term: underwater (adj)
Definition: Referring to the external parts of the ship below the waterline.
See Also: submerged

Term: underway (adj)
Definition: Describing an operation that takes place while the ship is moving. “Underway repairs are essential to good maintenance.”

Term: underway (n)
Definition: In motion, having way on. Not at dock, or anchored or aground.
See Also: under weigh

Term: undock (v)
Definition: To let go the lines and maneuver away from the dock.

Term: unfasten (v)
Definition: To release a mooring pennant.
See Also: unmoor

Term: uniform (n)
Definition: 1) Matching clothing worn by seamen in military or official positions. 2) The phonetic term used on radio transmissions to represent the letter "u".
See Also: phonetic alphabet

Term: union (n)
Definition: The upper quarter of a flag by the hoist.
See Also: flag, hoist

Term: union jack (n)
Definition: A flag displaying only the national union
See Also: flag, ensign

Term: unlay (v)
Definition: To turn back the twisted ends of a nine-strand rope in preparation for splicing.
See Also: splice

Term: unmoor (v)
Definition: To cast off a mooring pennant and get underway.
See Also: unfasten

Term: unreeve (v)
Definition: To remove a line from a block or thimble.
See Also: reeve

Term: unship (v)
Definition: To unfasten and remove a piece of equipment from its normal position “Let’s unship the outboard motor and take it to the shop.”
See Also: ship

Term: unsling (v)
Definition: To release a cargo net from the hauling ropes.
See Also: stevedore knot

Term: unstep (v)
Definition: To haul a mast out of the vessel.
See Also: step, mast step

Term: upper branch (n)
Definition: The half of a plane of a meridian that intersects a given location on a sphere.
See Also: lower branch

Term: upriver (adv)
Definition: Against the current, toward the source of the river.

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