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SHIP CONSTRUCTION

MASTS & SAMPSON POSTS Masts on a general cargo ship may fulfil a number of functions but their prime use in modern ships is to carry and support the derricks used for cargo handling. Single masts are often fitted, but many ships now have various forms of bipod mast which are often more suitable for […]

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SHIP CONSTRUCTION

SINGLE BOTTOM STRUCTURE In smaller ships having single bottoms the vertical plate open floors are fitted at every frame space and are stiffened at their upper edge. A centre line girder is fitted and one side girder is fitted each side of the centre line where the beam is less than 10 m. Where the […]

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Fore End Structure | STEM

On many conventional ships a stem bar, which is a solid round bar, is fitted from the keel to the waterline region, and a radiused plate is fitted above the waterline to form the upper part of the stem. This forms what is referred to as a ‘soft nose’ stem, which in the event of […]

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