Bauer Wach Turbine. Auxiliary turbine geared to propeller shaft and driven by exhaust steam from triple expansion main engines.
Baulk. Beam. Beam-shaped piece of timber.
Baulk Yawl. Bale yawl.
Bawley. Sailing boat used in lower reaches of Thames for shrimping or whitebait and sprat fishing. Usually cutter rigged with loose-footed mainsail.
Bawse.* Old name for a ship's boat. See 'Buss'. Bay. Arm of sea extending into land and with a seaward width that is greater than amount it goes into the land. 2. Compartment, in hold or store, with entrance not less, in width, than depth of the compartment.
Bay Ice.Alternative name for 'Young Ice'.
Bayou 36 Bear Away
Bayou. Long, narrow channel, often marshy, in Louisiana and nearby areas.
Beacon. Erection on land, or in shoal waters, intended as a guide or warning to vessels navigating in sight of it. May be fitted with a light, or lights, or may emit a radio signal. Always carries some distinctive characteristic so that it may be identified.
Beak. Originally, a brass projection from prow of ancient ships, designed to pierce, or hold, an enemy vessel. Later, was a small deck forward of forecastle and supported by knees from stem and forward timbers.