What does "Two-six" mean?

Today it means: A saying to help a gang of men keep time when pulling something

From the days when each man on a gun crew was given a number. Numbers two and six had the job of heaving the gun back into place after it had been fired and reloaded. "Two-six heave".


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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