WELDING LEADThe conductor through which
electrical current is transmitted from the power
source to the electrode holder and welding rod.
WIPED BEARINGSA bearing in which the babbitt
has melted because of excess heat.
WIREWAYSPassageways between decks and on the
overheads of compartments that contain electric
WORK REQUESTRequest issued to a naval
shipyard, tender, or repair ship for repairs.
ZERK FITTINGA small fitting that can be applied to
a grease gun to force lubricating grease into
bearings or moving parts of machinery.
ZINCA cheap, renewable metal placed in saltwater
systems so that electrolysis will act upon the zinc
rather than the ships structure.