Shelter Deck Type. Type of vessel having a continuous shelter deck above main deck.
Shelving. Said of sea-bed when it slopes from shoal water to deep water with comparatively small inclinations.
Sheratan. Star Arietis. S.H.A. 332°; Dec. N21°; Mag. 2-7.
Shield Ship.* Warship having movable shield around each gun until moment of firing.
Shift. Of wind, is a change in its direction. 2. To shift a vessel is to move her from one berth to another.
Shifting. Moving a vessel from one berth to another. 2. Movement of stowed cargo by movement of ship in a seaway. 3. Changing of wind's direction. 4. Separation of blocks of a tackle when they have been hauled 'two blocks'.