Nautical words


Stocks. Erection on which a vessel is built, and which supports both ship and cradle. Stock Tackle



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Stocks. Erection on which a vessel is built, and which supports both ship and cradle.

Stock Tackle. Purchase used for bringing stock, of a stocked anchor, vertical when stowing.

Stokehold. Compartment in which ship's boilers are situated, and in which they are tended and fired.

Stokehole. Hatch, or scuttle, in a deck through which coal is passed to bunkers. Now called 'bunker hatch' and "bunker plate', respectively.

Stoker. Man who feeds and attends a boiler furnace.

Stomach Piece. Name sometimes given to 'Apron' or 'Breast Hook'.

Stools. Shaped bearers on which a cylindrical boiler rests. 2. Name sometimes given to the chains, or channels, in which lower ends of backstays are set up.

Stopper. Short length of rope, one end of which is firmly secured, used for temporarily holding a rope under tension, so allowing part not under tension to be manipulated as required.

Stoppering. Holding a rope under stress by means of a stopper.

Stopper Knot. Formerly made in end of a stopper for holding hemp cable. Now used in end of a rope stopper, or when a neat knot is desired in end of a rope. Made by forming a wall knot and passing each end through next loop before heaving taut.

Stopping. Preventing leakage by inserting suitable material in a seam or opening.

Stopping a Flag 334 Straining Screw




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