Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Lifeboat

1. Shipboard lifeboat, kept on board a vessel and used to take crew and passengers to safety in the event of the ship being abandoned. (see Liferaft)
2. Rescue lifeboat, usually launched from shore, used to rescue people from the water or from vessels in difficulty.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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