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parts of ship | ship’s hull | ship hull design | ship hatch covers | seamanship | part 5
the main parts of the ship
1. The Hull:
Is the main body of a ship excluding masts and other equipment, It is divided mainly into
three parts, the fore part, the middle part, and the after part.
The fore-most curved portion of the hull.
The mid-ship portion of the hull.
The after-most curved portion of the hull.
The right side of a vessel when looking forward.
The left side of a vessel when looking forward.
2. Parts of Bow
a. Jack staff:
A small flag staff at the stem heads on which ships hoist their
owner’s house-flag & the anchor black ball.
b. Hawse pipe:
A pipe extending from the shell plate to the deck through which
the anchor chain pass from outboard to inboard.
An anchor chain link stopper.
Deck machinery for paying out and lifting up the anchor chain.
E. Chain locker:
A locker to stow the anchor chain located underneath the bow deck.
F. Chain pipe:
A pipe which leads the anchor chains from the windlass to the chain locker.
G. Bitt & Bollard:
Short stanchion(s) used for mooring the vessel. One short stanchion is called a bitt, while a set of two short stanchions is called a bollard.
A water tank located beneath the lowermost deck of the bow. It is used as a trimming or domestic water tank.