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Naval Term II

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NALF   Naval Air Landing Field   
Nav (the)   (1) Navigator, or having to do with navigation. (2) The Navy (USN).   
NavSta   Naval Station.   
Navy Shower   A water saving evolution in which one attempts to get reasonably clean while using as little water as possible. Basically, you wet yourself down, turn off the shower, lather up, then turn the shower back on to rinse off.  
NBC Warfare   Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare.   
Negat   Spoken or abbreviated form of ‘negative.’   
NFG   Non Functional Gear. Written on the sides of inoperative equipment as an indication that they should be replaced or scrapped (float tested). Often corrupted as "No Fucking Good."   
No Joy   No radio contact, or no visual contact. Sometimes used to say "it didn’t work."   

 

Naval Term I

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Aback Backing a sail is turning it so that the wind hits the front face; the effect is to slow a ship or boat. A sail which is being backed is said to be ‘aback.’ A sailing ship which accidentally goes aback when tacking loses its momentum and is said to be ‘in irons.’ A person is said to be ‘all aback’ when he is confused or surprised.
Abaft Aft of a given point on a ship; e.g. the bridge is abaft the bow.
Acockbill Out of alignment or awry. In original usage, if a sailing ship’s yards were not all aligned, she was said to be "all acockbill." See also SQUARED AWAY.
Active Homing A homing (guidance) method where the missile provides its own signal (typically either radar or sonar) transmissions and homes in on the energy reflected off the target.
Adrift (1) Not secured; scattered about; not properly stowed, or out of place. (2) (RCN) Missing in action. "Oh no, I'm adrift for the meeting and the Bossman'll be there!"
Advance and Transfer Two separate terms involving a ship’s turn. Advance is the forward progress made between the time that the rudder is put over and the time the ship is steady on her new course. Transfer is the horizontal displacement of the ship during the same period of time. Advance is maximized in a turn of 90 degrees or more; transfer is maximized in a turn of 180 degrees or more.
Air Wing The officers and men assigned to the aircraft aboard a ship, whether a carrier (usually referred to as a "carrier airwing") or a smaller vessel (generally referred to as an "air det" (detachment)); the airwing has a separate administrative and operational chain of command.
Aldis (UK) A handheld signaling lamp.
Alpha Mike Foxtrot Acronym for "Adios, Motherfucker". Polite form: "Adios, My Friend." Also seen as initials, ‘AMF.’
Anchor Clanker (1) Boatswain's Mate. (2) (RN) Ordinary seaman. See DECK APE.
Anchor Pool The betting pool on the hour and minute the ship will drop anchor or tie up.
Anchor’s at short stay The ship has been pulled up to the anchor, but the anchor is still lying on the bottom, undisturbed.
Anchor’s aweigh The anchor has left the bottom. Legally, at this point the ship is under way, whether or not it is "making way" (moving through the water under its own power).
Anchor’s up and down The anchor’s flukes have broken free of the bottom, and the shank is more or less vertical. The crown of the anchor is still resting on the bottom.
ARAB (UK) Arrogant Regular Army Bastard.
ASAP As Soon As Possible. Usually spoken as a word, "A
Avast A command which means, basically, "Stop what you’re doing." This term appears to be from the French "Haud Vast," literally "hold fast."
Aweigh (sometimes seen (improperly) as "away") When a ship raises (weighs) anchor, the anchor is said to be aweigh as soon as it is no longer in contact with the sea bottom. From the process of weighing anchor; the sequence of reports is usually as follows:
AWOL Bag A small canvas or vinyl bag used to carry clothing or personal items while on weekend liberty.

ASET TLDM

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ARMADA TLDM

Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia atau lebih dikenali dengan singkatannya, TLDM, merupakan salah satu cabang Angkatan Tentera Malaysia dan agensi utama yang bertanggungjawab ke atas operasi pengawasan dan pertahanan maritim negara. Penguasaan TLDM meliputi 603, 210 kilometer persegi, (hampir dua kali ganda keluasan daratan Malaysia, 329, 860 km persegi) merangkumi kawasan pesisiran dan Zon Ekonomi Eksklusif (ZEE). TLDM juga memikul tanggungjawab mengawal Laluan Perhubungan Laut (bahasa Inggeris: Sea Lines of Communications, SLOC) utama negara seperti Selat Melaka danSelat Singapura. TLDM turut mengawasi kepentingan negara di kawasan-kawasan yang mempunyai tuntutan bertindih seperti di perairan Spratly.

Unit Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia

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Unit-unit TLDM terbahagi kepada beberapa Markas yang bertapak di Semenanjung Malaysia dan Malaysia Timur.

The Royal Malaysian Navy

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The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) (Malay: Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (TLDM) is the naval arm of Malaysia's Armed Forces. In terms of personnel the RMN is one of the largest fleets in South East Asia and is also considered as one of the more technologically advanced navies in South East Asia. The role of the Royal Malaysian Navy is to safeguard Malaysia's coastline,

PASKAL Organization

The manpower details of this unit is highly classified. Believed to be a regiment with an estimated 1,000 men divided into two operations units - PASKAL Unit Satu (PASKAL - First Unit) based in the Lumut Naval base in Perak on Peninsular Malaysia, and PASKAL Unit Dua (PASKAL - 2nd Unit) which is based at KD Sri Semporna, a Malaysian Royal Navy base in Semporna, Sabah. A company-strength (detachment) is also based at the Teluk Sepanggar Naval Base near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, where the RMN's proposed Submarine Training Centre will be set up soon.

PASKAL organizes itself operationally into several squadrons of at least four companies (or platoons) each. Each company is in turn organised roughly along the lines of the US Green Berets' structure of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta Detachments. The smallest unit for Paskal, however, is the so-called Boat Troop with seven men. Each PASKAL company consists of:-

Alpha platoon
The Versatile Special Operations Force, mainly trained for Maritime Counter-terrorism and other rescue operations into cargo vessels and oil rigs as well as urban terrain. This platoon is equipped with individual covering systems for close quarters combat.

Bravo platoon
Which consists of oxygen combat diving team and special air operations team both of which allow infiltration of enemy territory quietly. This squad also be trained to collect intelligence data to help assault squad.

Charlie platoon
An auxiliary team with roles of strengthening special operations capacity from behind the enemy lines.

Delta platoon
The conventional warfare team which dominated the amphibious warfare of PASKAL teams with special operation skills on the ground and sniping.

Basically each squadron contains a mixture of specialists that is usually adjusted for the specifics of the mission or area it is tasked to operate within.

Each squadron normally carries a Combat Intelligence Team (Malay: Tim Risik Gempur, TRG), trained in maritime tactical intelligence, counter-intelligence and psychological operations.