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Chummy ship

From The Great War 1914-1918

Chummy ship: A naval expression when the Ship's Company of one ship in a fleet or squadron is on specially friendly terms with that of another. Each ship would be the "Chummy Ship" of the other. On a foreign squadron visiting British ports, as on the occasion of a Naval Review, those on board certain British ships are told to see the entertainment of the Ship's Companies of corresponding ships of the visitors, and the ships become chummy ships. [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.56.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of Great Britain during the Great War. Included are trench slang, service terms, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used. They have been transcribed from three primary sources (see Contents). Feel free to expand upon and improve this content.
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