|dead reckoning||discharged||douse, dowse||driftpiece|
|dead wind||division||downhaul tackle||driver|
|deck||dogvane||drag the anchor||ducat|
|depth of a sail||Dolphin Bank||dressing||dwars|
Divide the ship's company, exclusive of the marines, into as many divisions as there are lieutenants allowed to the ship; the divisions are to be equal in number to each other, and the men are to be taken equally from the different stations in which they are watched. A lieutenant is to command each division; he is to have under his orders as many master's mates and midshipman as the number on board, being equally divided, will admit; he is to sub-divide his division into as many sub-divisions as there are mates and midshipmen fit to command under his orders.