|AFT: Towards the stern of the ship
AHEAD: Forward direction of travel
ASTERN: Movement of the ships engines necessary to reverse direction from going ahead. Also when this operation has been carried out it becomes the direction of the ship
BOW: Fore part of the ship.
BRIDGE, DOCKING: Narrow structure towards the stern of a ship used to obtain a clear view when docking.
BUNKER: Compartment for the storage of coal or oil fuel.
|DOLPHIN: A mooring point formed by driving poles into the bed of the harbour.
DOUBLE BOTTOM: Space between the double plating at the bottom of the ship. Divided into separate tanks it is often used for the carriage of water ballast.
FORE: Towards the bow or forward part of the ship.
FRAMES: Steel ribs or girders on the inside of the hull to to give strength and rigidity and allow the fixing of the side plates. Usually numbered consecutively from aft.
|GENERAL ARRANGEMENT: Drawing(s) showing the configuration of the ship.
KEEL: Line of uninterrupted plating the full length of the bottom of a ship always laid down first.
KNOT: Nautical unit of speed. 1 knot = 1.14 miles per hour.
MIDSHIP SECTION: Transverse section of a ship at the mid point of her length.
PORT: Left hand side of ship when looking forward.
STARBOARD: Right hand side of ship when looking forward.