Type
Crossword
Description

Stationary navigational aid Daymark
Nuclear sub that lost its whole crew in 1963 Thresher
Front of the boat bow
A structure build parallel to the shore Wharves
The director of the Monaco Museum of Oceanography for 30 years Jacques Cousteau
Structure build perpendicular to the shore Pier
Rear of the boat Stern
Art of tying knots Marklinspike
Area for boats to rest. Dock
Invention by Jacques Cousteau that sparked modern oceanography SCUBA
In 1964 the Navy built the first Deep Submergence Vehicle called_______ Alvin
Term used for speed in the ocean Knots
Alphabetical flags used for signaling SEMAPHORE
Right side of the boat Starboard
Three nautical miles is a_______ League
The base of the boat hull
Left side of the boat port
Six feet is a_______ Fathom
Colonized Iceland Vikings
Used in early attempts for viewing the ocean floor Diving bell

Nautical Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

"Red ______________" NUN
"Green __________" CAN
Left Side of the Boat PORT
Right side of the boat STARBOARD
Front of the boat BOW
Back of the boat STERN
"Red, Right, ___________________" RETURNING
Positioning the boat with the wind directly in front of you (3W) INTO THE WIND
Running with wind directly behind you DOWNWIND
Sailing with wind directly on your side (2W) BEAM REACH
Sailing with wind forward of you at 45 degrees or less (2W) CLOSE HAULED
A Forward Sail JIB
To change sailing direction by swinging the bow thru the wind TACK
To change direction by swinging the stern thru the wind JIBE
A big, colorful forward sail usually used downwind SPINNAKER
I have 2 masts with the shorter one stepped aft of the rudder post or wheel YAWL
Two boats sailing parallel, one closest to the wind WINDWARD
Two boats sailing parallel, one below the other, further from the wind LEEWARD
The "King of Knots" BOWLINE
Knot to stop a rope from running through a block (2W) FIGURE EIGHT
Best way to attach a fender to a rail (3W) TWO HALF HITCHES
What you fasten a dockline to CLEAT
A way to tidy up loose ends of line on a deck and make flat (2W) FLEMISH COIL
Putting away a sail so that it lies back and forth on itself neatly FLAKE
A Type of Visual Distress Signals FLARES
Personal Floatation Device PFD
Color of Port Side Light RED
Color of Starboard Side Light GREEN
Color of Stern Light WHITE
Red flag with a white diagonal stripe indicates what? DIVER DOWN
Air filled bumpers used when docking or rafting up boats FENDERS
Type of Permanent Mooring Anchor MUSHROOM
Another name for a Plow Anchor CQR
Small craft anchor for temporary use GRAPNEL
What you always do to make sure your anchor is set BACKDOWN
Time between tide changes SLACK
Line used for anchoring RODE
Mechanism used in pulling in a sail WINCH
Line used to pull in a sail SHEET
I have 2 to 7 masts with the foremast shorter than the others SCHOONER

Boat Basics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Swing or Steer off course Yaw
Moving waves or path boat leaves Wake
To the direction from which wind is coming Windward
Hull bottom shaped of a "V" V Bottom
Fore & aft balance Trim
Stern cross-section Transom
Right angles to the centerline of boat Thwartships
Stern cross-section Transom
Bar or handle for turning rudder Tiller
Rise and fall of water levels Tide
Fill with water but not settle to bottom Swamp
Forward most part of bow Stem
The after part of the boat Stern
Violent wind and rain Squall
Measurement of the water's depth Sounding
Cabin or Saloon floor Sole
Not fastened; to loosen Slack
Direction toward which the current is flowing Set
Boat ready for use Seaworthy
A through hull valve, a shut off SeaCock
Propeller Screw
Art & skills of boat handling Seamanship
Make fast Secure
Drain holes on deck Scuppers
Allow line to feed freely Run
Vertical board for steering boat Rudder
Anchor line or chain Rode
Sides of a boat aft of amidships Quarter
Left side of a boat looking forward Port
Navigation by use of visible references Piloting
Vessel having right-of-way Priveleged
Protection for wharves, piers etc. Piling
Over the side Overboard
Art of conducting a boat from one point to another navigation
One minute of Latitude, App 6070 feet Nauticalmile
Equal distant from bow to stern Midship
A record of courses or operation Log
Rope and cordage used aboard a vessel Line
Sideways movement caused by wind or current Leeway
Direction away from the wind Leeward
A storage space in a boat's stern area Lazarette
Distance north or south of the equator Latitude
Centerline of a boat running fore and aft Keel
A measure of speed Knot
Structure usually projecting out from the shore Jetty
Main body of a vessel Hull
Person who steers the boat Helmsperson
Wheel or tiller controlling the rudder Helm
An opening in a boat's deck Hatch
Kitchen area Galley
Equipment that is jammed or entangled Fouled
Compartment in the bow of a small boat Forepeak
The palm of an anchor Fluke
A distress signal Flare
Six feet Fathom
The depth of water a boat draws Draft
A pier or a wharf Dock
A boat's weight in water Displacement
Horizontal movement of water Current
Small shelter cabin in a boat Cuddy
A line down in circular turns Coil
Opening from which the boat is handled Cockpit
Fittings through which anchor lines are led Chock
Map used by navigators Chart
A fitting to which lines are made fast Cleat
To turn over Capsize
Float used for marking a position on the water Buoy
Forward part of a boat Bow
Hull below the floor boards Bilge
The greatest width of the boat Beam
Opposite of ahead Astern
Above the deck Aloft
Opposite of windward Alee
Toward the stern of the boat AFT
On or within the boat Aboard

Sailing Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Facing Forward, I am the left side of the boat Port
Facing Forward I am the right side of the boat starbort
Front of the Boat Stern
The boats direction relative to the wind Point of sail
Where you steer the boat helm
Term used when the boat sticks down into the water heeling
Change direction of the boat through facing the stern into the wind tack
An alternate way of changing the direction, not tacking jibbing
Side of the boat closet to the wind windward
The big triangular sail just aft of the sailboat’s mast Mainsail
The next most common sail on any boat, found forward of the mast Jib
Measure of distance in the sea nautical mile
Who is the commander of the ship Captain

Parts of a boat Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Reef
Bowline
Bight
Knot
Windward
Leeward
Winch
Cleat
Gunwhale
Current
Drift
Downwind
Upwind
Hatch
Quarter
Bouyancy
Paddle
Bulkhead
Rudder
Amidships
Aft
Forward
Starboard
Port
Transom
Thwart
Cockpit
Stern
Bow

OCEAN CURRENTS CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Type
Crossword
Description

What is a continuous, directed movement of seawater Ocean currents
What is horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind and that occurs at or near the ocean's surface. Surface currents
What is an inertial force (also called a fictitious force)[1] that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame. Coriolis Effect
What is MOVEMENT OF WATER LIKE A RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF OCEAN WATER. Deep Ocean currents
What is The movement of deep, cold, and nutrient-rich water to the surface Upwelling
What is (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time El Niño
what is "Normal" year, easterly trade winds and ocean currents pool warm water in the western Pacific, allowing upwelling of nutrient rich water off the West coast of South America. La Niña
What is a subsurface current that is near shore and that pulls objects out to sea ? Undertow
What is A long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance ? Tsunami
What is a current that the sun heats from near the equator and near the poles Convection current
What is Flow of warm, oxygen rich water downward to deeper water Downwelling
What is Largest surface current that transports more water than all rivers on Earth combined in a years time and carries large amounts of heat Gulf Stream

Construction Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham have one Airport
Used to get from A to B Roads
Used to carry goods and people Transport
Large ships dock here Ports
An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland Canal
A built-up area with a name Town
A track made of steel rails which trains run along Railway
The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g buildings, roads, power supplies) needed for the operation of society. Infrastructure
A large town City
An enclosed area of water in a port for loading, unloading, and repair of ships Docks
A building for human habitation. Houses
To change an area of a town buy replacing old buildings, roads, etc. redevelopment
Having paid work Employment
A building used as a place of business for non - manual work. Office
A dual - carriageway road designed for fast traffic Motorway

US Navy Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Love you to the moon and back
Missing Matt
Lifeline
Geedunk
Fast
Cast off
Carry on
Boatwains mate
Brightwork
Buoy
Fathom
Crackerjacks
Jack box
Liberty
Mid watch
Officer
P days
Starboard
Taps
Sick bay
Ricky
Rack
Passageway
Overhead
Mess deck
Gangway
Deck
Cup of joe
Bulkhead
Barracks
Submarine
Faith
Respect
Courage
Blueberries
PIR
Bunk
Boots
Sailor
Matt

Summer Time Fun Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Place to vacation Beaches
a nice way to get exercise Swimming
a backyard game Badminton
summer shoes Flip Flops
What I like to build with Sand Castle
A hat keeps the sun out of your face floppy
What type of sea creature might nip your toe in the ocean? Crabs
Good summertime food for the grill. Hotgogs
To catch fish you go Fishing
Used for fishing worms
The sun makes my skin Tan
On a boat you hope the water is calm
The hottest season of the year summer
Yummy seas food Lobster
Fun thing to do on a boat waterski
Always use. Sunscreen

Jacques Cousteau Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Simone
Philippe
Jean Michael
Explorer
Cousteau
Jacques
Scientist
Sea
Water
Scuba

Parts of a boat Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Rotates and powers a boat forwards and backwards Propeller
What is used to steer a boat Rudder
Name of the rear of a ship Aft
Name of front part of ship Bow
The body of a boat/ship Hull
Left hand side of a boat Port
Right hand side of a boat Starboard
Holds oars Rowlocks
Catches the wind on a sailing boat Sail
Metal fitting to which a rope can be fastened Cleat
Upper edge of a boat’s side Gunwale
It is thrown in the water Anchor
Used In rowing Oar
Metal pole fastened to rudderto help steer Tiller