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I am taking in, or discharging, or carrying dangerous goods.
See also: Signals.
Standing rigging from the mast to the deck behind the mast.
Weight used for balancing a vessel.
See also: Rodney.
The greatest width of the ship.
A short piece of rope intended to hold something.
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.
To hold fast.
Where a ship is moored up.
Cabinet on deck near the wheel that holds the compass.
Deck timbers used to belay large ropes.
A pulley enclosed in a wooden shell. The shell keeps the rope from flipping off the pulley.
Standing rigging from bowsprit to very point of stem, underneath bowsprit.
Used to develop steam for steamers.
The front of the boat. The basic forms: Straight, Raked, etc... are shown. more......
Spar in bow of ship pointing forwards, carries the jib, and flying jib. Also carries the spritsail.
Small propellor mounted sideways in the bow to aid manoeuverability.
The wave created by the bow of a vessel as it cuts through the water.
The section on a three-point hyrdroplane where the afterplane meets the forward part of the hull bottom.
A two-masted vessel with both masts square-rigged.
Marker of rocks, obstruction, edge of safe chanel etc.
A hydrodynamic shape attached to the chine that increases the area available for buoyancy.