By United States. Navy Dept.; United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
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FORK BEAM A half beam to support a deck here hatchways occur. FORWARD In the direction of the stem. FORWARD PERPENDICULAR A line perpendicular to the base line and intersecting the forward side of the stem at the designed waterline. FOUL A term applied to the underwater portion of the outside of a vessel's shell when it is more or less covered with sea growth or foreign matter. It has been found that even an oily film over the vessel's bottom will retard the speed, while sea growth will reduce a vessel's propulsive efficiency to a large extent.
Doors are fitted at the several deck levels to permit access to the gratings and ladders. CAVIL A heavy timber fastened to the forward or after bitts about midway between the base and top to form a cleat. The bitt so built. CEILING A term applied to the planking with which the inside of a vessel is sheathed. Also applied to the sheet metal or wood sheathing in quarters and storerooms. CEILING, FLOOR Planking fitted on top of the floors or double bottom in the cargo holds. CEILING, HOLD Thick strakes of planking fastened to the inside flanges or edges of the framing in the cargo holds.
CASINGS, ENGINE and BOILER ROOMS The walls or partitions forming trunks above the engine and boiler spaces, providing air and ventilation and enclosing the uptakes. They extend somewhat above the weather deck, or superstructure deck if fitted, and are of sufficient size to permit installation and removal of engines and boilers. Doors are fitted at the several deck levels to permit access to the gratings and ladders. CAVIL A heavy timber fastened to the forward or after bitts about midway between the base and top to form a cleat.