Monday, May 30, 2011

Lash up and stow

Why didn't I find this before? The Wikipedia Glossary of Nautical Terms!

"Lash up and stow" is a piped command to tie up hammocks and stow them (typically) in racks inboard of the ship's side to protect crew from splinters from shot and provide a ready means of preventing flooding caused by damage.

Although in this case it seems to be rather a prelude to getting one's drink on.