The force created by the movement of air against a solid body
Denotes that two ships are alongside each other such a manner that the stern of one is facing the same direction
as the bow of the other
A device used to recover lost chains, wire rope, etc.
The machine used to hoist and lower anchors.
Equipment that supports the operation of a system's principal components or assemblies.
The hydrodynamic force created by the resistance of underwater appurtenances such as rudders, skegs, struts,
Compatible parts fitted together for a common usage.
Lying at right angles to the fore-and-aft axis of a ship, sometimes pronounced "thwart- ships"
Self-moving, operating by itself, regulating itself, done with automatic equipment
Automatic tension towing machine
Winch-like machine which relieves tension on the towline by automatically paying out and then reclaiming wire
when the tension is reduced.
A spare or secondary hawser used for multiple emergency tows.
A vessel that maintains, supplies or supports combatants.
The part of a pelican hook or chain stopper that holds the hook closed
The rotating drum of a capstan or winch
A strip of wood or steel used to keep tarpaulins in place over a hatch
A generic term for specialized ground tackle, purchases and ancillary equipment used to extract a grounded ship.
A ship's breadth at its widest point; any of the heavy, horizontal crosspieces of a ship.
Term describing the situation where a vessel is hove over or listed until her deck beams approach vertical