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NAUTICAL DICTIONARY A part 3

Wednesday July 17th, 2013
NAUTICAL DICTIONARY A part 3

ACT OF PARDON / ACT OF GRACE
A letter from the head of state that authorised action by a privateer. AKA Letter of Marque.

ADMIRAL
A senior officer of the Royal Navy Flag Rank. The ascending order of seniority being Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral and Admiral of the Fleet.

ADMIRALTY/ ADMIRALTY LAW
The high Royal Navy authority concerned with Naval Law according to Royal Regulations and Instructions within British territorial waters. Also responsible for responsible for maritime cases administered by Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice or Supreme Court.

ADVANCE NOTE
A document stating a month’s wages issued to sailors when signing a ship’s articles.
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