By C.W.T. Layton, Peter Clissold
This ebook has been compiled to embrace, in a single quantity, the phrases and phrases which are, or were, utilized by seamen in reference to their paintings. It bargains with navigation, seamanship, rigging, meteorology, astronomy, naval structure, typical, send economics, hydrography, shipment stowage, marine engineering, ice terminology, buoyage and different nautical issues. The variety of entries is sort of 8000; as a lot of those entries endure multiple definition a few - having as many as 5 - the complete variety of definitions given approximates 8600. each endeavour has been made to increase the scope of the e-book via as broad various matters ancillary to nautical paintings as will be worthy and engaging to the pro mariner, and to the enquiring layman. The ebook levels via a variety of features of nautical task, and during many centuries of navigation and seamanship.
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Copper Punt' used in Royal Navy when painting ship's side in the vicinity of waterline. Baltic Sea. Expanse of water between Sweden and the mainland south of 59| N, to about 12j E, but excluding gulfs of Finland, Riga and Danzig. Balza. Alternative form of 'Balsa'. Banca. Small dug-out canoe used for fishing in China Sea. Bandrol. Small swallow-tailed flag, or pendant, flown at masthead as a wind vane or ornament. Banjo Frame. Vertical frame holding the propeller of early screwpropelled steamers.
Sailing vessels may carry Sister, Fiddle, Fly, Tye, Furniture and other blocks. Parts of block are: shell, sheave, strop, score, swallow, choke and pin. Loss of effort when using blocks is from one-tenth to one-eighth for each sheave used. Blockade. War operation to prevent approach to, or departure from, an enemy's territory or coast, of all shipping and commerce. Block and Block. 'Two blocks'. Block Coefficient. Ratio that the immersed volume of a vessel bears to the product of her immersed length, breadth and draught.
Baulk. Beam. Beam-shaped piece of timber. Baulk Yawl. Bale yawl. Bawley. Sailing boat used in lower reaches of Thames for shrimping or whitebait and sprat fishing. Usually cutter rigged with loose-footed mainsail. * Old name for a ship's boat. See 'Buss'. Bay. Arm of sea extending into land and with a seaward width that is greater than amount it goes into the land. 2. Compartment, in hold or store, with entrance not less, in width, than depth of the compartment. Bay Ice. Alternative name for 'Young Ice'.
Dictionary of Nautical Words and Terms by C.W.T. Layton, Peter Clissold