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parts of ship | ship’s hull | seamanship | part 7 | Aft of ship
Parts of After Section
Counter of the ship:
Curved portions of vessel’s stern shell plating.
Fairleads of the ship:
Structure used for the easy handling of mooring wires and ropes placed in the bulwark fore & aft over the center line.
Handrails of the ship:
Wood or iron bars which protect men from falling overboard.
Rudder of the ship:
A device for steering the vessel – It is placed behind the propeller at the stern part of the ship, and is connected to steering wheel at the wheelhouse.
Propeller of the ship:
Made of bronze, placed aft of the ship to move the ship.
After peak tank of the ship:
The space between the after most transverse watertight bulkhead and the stern frame – It used as a trimming or fresh-water tank.
Keel of the ship:
The main centerline structural member running fore and aft along the bottom of a ship. (Ship’s backbone).
Mooring holes of the ship:
Oval holes in bulwark plating for mooring ropes.