The Navy Department Library
A Select Bibliography
Ansted, A. A Dictionary of Sea Terms. 3d ed. Glascow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1985.
Bradford, Gershom. The Mariner's Dictionary. Barre, MA: Barre Publishers, 1972.
Brown, Alexander Crosby and J. Nelson Daniel. Sea-Lingo: Notes On the Language of Mariners and Some Suggestions For It's Proper Use. Newport News VA: Mariners Museum, 1980.
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms.
Falconer, William. New Universal Dictionary of the Marine. New York: Library Editions, 1970.
Gentile, Gary. The Nautical Cyclopedia. Philadelphia PA: Gary Gentile Productions, 1995.
Hendrickson, Robert. Salty Words. New York: Hearst Marine Books, 1984.
Jeans, Peter D. Ship to Shore: A Dictionary of Everyday Words and Phrases Derived from the Sea. Santa Barbara CA: ABC Clio, 1993.
Kemp, Peter ed. The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Lenfestey, Thompson and Tom Lenfestey Jr. The Facts On File Dictionary of Nautical Terms. New York: Facts on File, 1994.
Lowry, Robert Graham. The Origins of Some Naval Terms and Customs. London: S. Low, Marston & Co., 1930.
MacEwen, William A. Encyclopedia of Nautical Knowledge. Cambridge MD: Cornell Maritime Press, 1953.
Malin, Charles A. Draft of The United States Navy's World of Work: Nearly 200 Years of Evolution. Washington DC: Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1971.
Murray, James A. H. et al. eds. The Oxford English Dictionary: Being a Corrected Re-issue With an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of a New English Dictionary on Historical Principles founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philosophical Society. 13 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1933. OCLC 2748467. [Contains definitions, as well as examples of the earliest published usage of many naval/nautical terms. Also see: Burfield, R. W. ed. A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972-1986.].
Navy Internal Relations Activity. Office of the Chief of Information. Origin of Navy Terminology. Washington, A-V(S) Indoctrination School. "Terminology and Nomenclature." US Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 1942.
Noel, John Vavasour. The VNR Dictionary of Ships & the Sea. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981.
Noel, John V., Jr. and Edward L. Beach. Naval Terms Dictionary. 5th ed. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1988.
Oliver, Raymond. Why Is the Colonel Called "Kernal"? McClelland Air Force Base CA: Office of History, Sacrament Air Logistics Center, 1983.
Palmer, Joseph. Jane's Dictionary of Naval Terms. London: Macdonald and Janes, 1975.
Rogers, John G. Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1984.
Russell, William Clark. Sailors' Language: A Collection of Sea Terms and Their Definitions. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883.
Soule, Charles Carroll. Naval Terms and Definitions. New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1923.
U.S. Dept. of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Naval Terminology. Washington: GPO, 1991.
U.S. Navy. Interior Control Board. Manual of Commands and Orders. Washington, DC, 1945.
Uran, Marshall ed. Sea-Say: Salty Stories and Seamen's Slang. San Francisco: Muran Productions, 1995.
Visual Encyclopedia of Nautical Terms Under Sail. New York: Crown, 1978.
Watson, Bruce W. and Susan M. Watson eds. The United States Navy: A Dictionary, New York: Garland, 1991.