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Head Ledge. Thwartship coaming of a hatchway. Head Line



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Head Ledge. Thwartship coaming of a hatchway.

Head Line. Transporting wire that is run from bow of a vessel to a position ahead when warping. 2. Lacing that attaches head of sail to a gaff or yard.

Head Netting. Ornamental meshwork bulwarks formerly fitted in many ships.

Head Rope. Hawser leading forward from bows of a ship to a point outside the ship. May be used for warping or mooring.

Heads, Latrines in a warship. Formerly situated between knight heads.

Head Sails. All sails that are set forward of foremast.

Head Sea. Sea in which waves run directly against heading of a ship.

Head Sheets. Sheets of head sails. 2. Flooring in fore part of a boat; bow sheets.

Head Timber. Cant timber m fore part of wooden ship, to support gratings.

Headway. Forward movement of a ship through the water.

Head Wind. Wind blowing from a point right ahead of a ship.

Heart. Inner part of a shroud laid rope. 2. Fibre in strand of flexible wire rope. 3. Triangular deadeye.

Heart Thimble. Grooved metal protector put in eye of a rope. One end semicircular, and tapering to a point.


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