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branch of Agulhas Current
, setting N'ly from Cape of Good Hope and merging in Equatorial Current.
Mechanical stoker for feeding furnaces of Scotch boilers.
Benson Steam Generator.
High pressure boiler in which water is carried in tubes. Can raise steam from cold water in 20 minutes.
Old name for ribs of boat.
Triangular course used as storm sail in American ships. Introduced by Captain Bentinck.
Spar used for stretching foot of foresail in small square rigged vessels.
from masthead to a spreader
or futtock stave
, and thence to chains on opposite side of ship.
Ribs of a boat.
See 'Coma Berenicis'.
Short form of 'Iceberg'.
Pieces of ice, about
the size of a small house
that have broken off a glacier
, or from hummocky ice.
Yacht in which main feature is a triangular main sail with no gaff. Mast and head of sail are
higher than with cutter rig
, but centre of effort is somewhat lower. Owing to height of masthead it is usual to fit spreaders to shrouds.
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