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Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Naval Terminology by [Mark Nelson]

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Recent Reviews (July 2018):  

"A delightful read, for both mariners and non-mariners alike! Despite having over 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, I learned a few new terms reading this book. The author, who first introduced me as a very green Ordinary Seaman to the Naval world, has done a wonderful job capturing the unique nature of Naval speak. I would recommend this book to any new and even seasoned sailors to gain a better understanding of life at sea."
 -- Commander Jason Karle, OIC Sea Training (Atlantic) - Patrol, RCN 

"Today's RCN needs this book as a bridge between the experienced sailors and the new entries ... An outstanding resource!"
-- Chief Petty Officer Chris Radimer (retired) 

"It's wonderful to see such an outstanding collection of the words and phrases I have passed on to many young sailors in my forty-three years of naval service."
-- Chief Petty Officer Fred Haight (retired)

About the Author

Since first jumping into a pair of uni-bags on Canada Day in 1980, the author has been forever fascinated by the language of the Navy. After 26-years of undetected crime, awarding a bright red ribbon with a bullet hole, two different sailor suits, two different MOCs, six different ranks, serving in steamers, sweepers, tankers and pigs, as well as fleet schools on both the left and right coasts, and then finally landing back in the middle... SITREP: Enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B077VJPYLT
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dundurn Press; 2nd edition (October 6, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 6, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 897 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 274 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

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::: Canadian Navy :::

Mark Nelson first joined the Canadian Navy on Canada Day in 1980, at HMCS Chippawa, Winnipeg. He trained first as a Radar Plotter and later as a Naval Combat Information Operator. After 26-years of service, serving in almost every platform the Navy owned, plus different stints in fleet schools on both coasts, he finally landed back in Winnipeg as Coxswain of HMCS Chippawa. Today, he works at Red River College in Winnipeg as the Library Systems and Services Coordinator. He is also a part-time teacher, web site developer and author. Whiskey 601 is Mark's first novel.

::: Festivus :::

Mark Nelson’s Festivus knowledge has been quoted in national media such as the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. You may have heard him speak about Festivus on your local radio station such as Kenosha KLIP, WCBS National Radio and KSRO Sonoma. He has a great radio voice, like a cross between James Earl Jones… and Mr. Furley from Three’s Company. Webmaster of in his off-hours, he spends his days working in a library. You know that little stamp? The one that says "Library"? Well, that may not mean anything to you, but that means a lot to him. One whole helluva lot. He would probably go on strike for a bagel, and often contemplates how cold cuts should be sliced thin so the flavor has nowhere to hide. His ultimate idea of comfort is to be ensconced in velvet and eating a block of cheese the size of a car battery.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great Navy reference book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haze gray and underway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference for those just joining the RCN
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference guide for green sailors
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