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KAGG Naval slang name for an argument - defined as "positive assertion followed by flat contradiction and culminating in personal abuse."
KEELHAULING Keelhauling seems to have survived until the middle of the XVIII century. This barbarous punishment consisted of a rope being rove beneath the ship's bottom, the unfortunate wretch under punishment being by this means dragged under the ship from side to side. It is certain that if he survived this lengthy immersion, his clothes were torn to ribbons and his flesh excoriated by the barnacles on the ship's bottom.
KELLY "HMS Kelly"Sunk 23rd May 1941 in the Battle of Crete. She went down with all her guns firing and her crew at action stations.
KENTISH "The Battle of Kentish Knock" 26th September 1652 in the mouth of the Thames, near the Kentish Knock sandbank. Dutch fleet of about seventy ships under De With defeated by British fleet of about the same size under Blake. The Dutch picked the fight as retaliation for a British attack made shortly before on the Dutch herring fleet which was poaching in British waters.
KETCH A two-masted sailing vessel - a cutter with a mizzen mast stepped before the rudder-head: in a YAWL the mizzen is a stepped abaft the rudder-head.
KEYHAM "Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham (Devonport)"Built specially for the training of naval Engineering officers; opened 1st July, 1880; prior to this date the training was carried out in H.M.S. MARLBOROUGH at Portsmouth.

The first scheme of training was continued in R.N.E.C. Keyham until 1910 when the college was closed as a result of the introduction of the Selborne-Fisher scheme of training (common training for executive and engineering officers); reopened April, 1914 to receive the first course under the new scheme. All officers under training at Keyham sent to sea on outbreak of 1914 war and college then used for training special-entry cadets. Reverted to Engineering training in 1919. Necessary expansion of the college physically impossible at Keyham so in 1938 the 100-acre site at Manadon was acquired and building started there.

KILLICK Naval slang name for a Leading Hand. A Killick is a small anchor: the badge of a Leading Hand is an anchor. The word is said to come from the Erse word for a wooden anchor
KING "King's Hard Bargain"Naval slang name for a general nuisance without whom the Navy could get along very well - a "bird", or "fowl": often abbreviated to K.H.B.
KIT "Selling Kit"Ouston has ordained that the sale of a rating's kit is to take place at the mainmast. It is made in the presence of an executive officer and an officer of the Supply Branch. When the kit is that of a dead man, the proceeds of the sale go to the next of kin of the deceased - and it is usual for the ship's company to make high bids for the various articles which, in most cases, are thrown back for resale. Such a sale, which usually takes place during the dinner hour, may last several days before the kit in question is completely sold. In the ease of the kit of a "run" man (one who has deserted), the proceeds of the sale revert to the Crown, and bidding is low, the articles of ten being purchased at far below their proper value.
KNIGHTS "The Knights of Malta""The Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John the Baptist".
KNOT One sea mile per hour. The word comes from the knots marking the log line, the speed being worked out from the number of knots that run out during the time measured by a sand-glass.

A KNOT is a speed, not a distance - thus to refer to "so many knots an hour" is wrong. The log line referred to in the first paragraph above is, of course, the original log-line, i.e., a piece of rope whose length was marked by knots in the rope, to the end of which was attached some form of sea-anchor (e.g. bucket) which would keep the end of the line stationary relative to the ship and so enable the distance run during the time of the sand glass to be computed by counting the knots. The modern log-line computes speed by revolving (and so is made on a special plaited rope).

KOREA "United Nations' Operations in Korea"Started 2nd July, 1950: terminated 27th July, 1953.
KYE Naval slang name for hot Cocoa.