- Water Line
Waterline- Thick black line painted horozontialy around
the bottom of the ship close to the water.
- Water king
Similar to the oil king, a petty officer whose duty it is
to sound the ship’s fresh water tanks.
- White hat
An enlisted man in the Navy.
- Wig Wag
Semaphore signals. These are often unofficially conducted
between signalmen during an UNREP and are traditionally a
major source of scuttlebut.
Metal chafe disbursed by World War Two Japanese aircraft,
intended to "confuse" ship-borne radar.