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Keep clear of me, I am engaged in pair trawling.

See also: Signals.

Tacking

Sailing term.


Tackle

Blocks and ropes used for various purposes, such as "reef tackle".


Taffrail

Rail on the spar deck around the stern.


Tail Fin

An aerodynamic surface mounted vertically on the superstructure, near the transom, to improve directional stability; sometimes called the air rudder.


Tallow Dip

Candle that burns grease.


Tanker

A vessel that carries bulk liquid.


Tank Landing Craft


Tender


Thames Barge

Outline showing typical rigging. more......

Three-Point Hydroplane

A hydroplane that has two sponsons, one at each side of the hull. The sponsons lift the hull so that, at high speeds, only they and the propeller are in contact with the water, hence three points.


Tiller

See: Rudder.


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Topgallants or T'gallants

Third sail from deck. Also T'Gallant Mast, above topmast


Tops'l

Topsails... second sail from the deck.


Tops

Platform between the lower mast and topmast. The two mast sections are joined here.


Topsail Schooner

Outline showing typical rigging.


Torpedo Boat


Torpedo Boat Destroyer


Touch-Holes

Holes in gun where spark or flame can reach powder to fire the gun.


Trailing Suction Dredger


Train Ferry


Tramp

Cargo vessel engaged in casual trade.


Transom

The rear bulkhead of the boat - the stern.


Trawler


Trim

How a vessel sits in the water.


Trimaran

A boat with three hulls.


Troller


Tug

Small powerful boat used for pulling others.

A tiny 3.5" long tug boat: Small Tug.


Tunnel

The channel formed by the bottom of the main hull and the inner walls of a sponson.


Twenty-Four Pounder

Cannon which fired an iron ball of approximately 24 lbs. The gun itself weighed about 4,000 lbs.


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