Glossary

Using reference material, this glossary has been designed to provide you with a basic explanation or definition of each of the terms provided.  This glossary will be constantly updated so please contact us, if you would like us to comment of any of the terminology used.

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edge-to-edge planking
a hull where the strakes are laid flush with one another, the seams being filled and thereby giving a smooth surface
emigrant ship
passenger vessel equipped to carry a large number of emigrants usually with large third class decks and plenty of cargo space
Source: National Monuments Record: Maritime Craft Type Thesaurus
escort
warship used to provide an escort to other warships or merchant ships against attack
Source: National Monuments Record: Maritime Craft Type Thesaurus
experimental craft
craft built with the intention of demonstrating or advertising a novel design feature
Source: National Monuments Record: Maritime Craft Type Thesaurus
eye bolt
bolt with a forged ring or eye used to provide a securing point
Source: MDA: Waterways Object Name Thesaurus

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel