Nautical words


Swig. To get maximum pull on a rope by pulling on it, at right angles to its direction, after it has been hauled taut and turned up. Swim



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Swig. To get maximum pull on a rope by pulling on it, at right angles to its direction, after it has been hauled taut and turned up.

Swim. Overhanging portion of bow or stern below maximum load line. It increases a vessel's flotation as she sinks deeper in the water.

Swim-Headed. Said of barges with bows, or ends, that are flat and inclined upwards and outwards from the bottom.

Swing. To move sideways at a constant distance from a point ahead such as swinging to an anchor. 2. To put ship's head through all points of the compass to ascertain compass errors on all directions of ship's head.

Swinging Boom. Boom pivoted on ship's side and secured at right angles to fore and aft line, and horizontal, when in harbour. Used for the securing of duty boats not immediately needed. Originally, was the lower studdingsail boom.

Swinging Ship 342 Synoptic Chart


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