This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.


Clubs, glossaries, museums, shops and much more......

glue-it.com

...all of your model making needs from one site.







A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


B

I am taking in, or discharging, or carrying dangerous goods.

See also: Signals.

Back-Stay

Standing rigging from the mast to the deck behind the mast.


Ballast

Weight used for balancing a vessel.


Banana Boat


Barge


Barque


Barquentine


Battleship

See also: Rodney.


Beam

The greatest width of the ship.


Becket

A short piece of rope intended to hold something.


Before the Mast

The area aft of the mainmast was the quarterdeck; ordinary seamen could enter the quarterdeck in performance of duty. Hence, to serve "Before the mast" means service as an ordinary sailor.


Belay

To hold fast.


Berth

Where a ship is moored up.


Binnacle

Cabinet on deck near the wheel that holds the compass.


Bitts

Deck timbers used to belay large ropes.


Block

A pulley enclosed in a wooden shell. The shell keeps the rope from flipping off the pulley.


Bobstay

Standing rigging from bowsprit to very point of stem, underneath bowsprit.


Boiler

Used to develop steam for steamers.


Boom Vessel


Bow

The front of the boat. The basic forms: Straight, Raked, etc... are shown. more......


Bowline

bowline


Bowsprit

Spar in bow of ship pointing forwards, carries the jib, and flying jib. Also carries the spritsail.


Bow Thruster

Small propellor mounted sideways in the bow to aid manoeuverability.


Bow Wave

The wave created by the bow of a vessel as it cuts through the water.


Break

The section on a three-point hyrdroplane where the afterplane meets the forward part of the hull bottom.


Brig

A two-masted vessel with both masts square-rigged.


Brigantine


Bucket Ladder Dredger


Bulk Carrier


Buoy

Marker of rocks, obstruction, edge of safe chanel etc.


Bustle

A hydrodynamic shape attached to the chine that increases the area available for buoyancy.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z