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Two six heave

Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 08, 2004

In Reply to: Two six heave posted by john murphy on February 08, 2004

: " TWO SIX Heave" is supposed to be a nautical term for preparing to pull using a group of men.
: Being an Ex sailor I have heared this expresion on many occasions.
: I have heard of the origins of this expression but can anyone confirm these.

: JM

From the days when each man of a gun's crew was given a number. It was the job of Number 2 and Number 6 to heave the gun back throuh the gun port in preparation for firing after it had been loaded.