To lower, e.g. lifeboats to the water


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CHOCK, BOAT

A cradle or support for a lifeboat.

DAVIT

A crane arm for handling lifeboats, stores, etc.

LIFEBOAT

A specially constructed double ended boat which can withstand heavy, rough seas.

LIFEBOAT DAVIT

A crane on a ship which hold the lifeboat. It is constructed in such a way as to lower and lift the lifeboat the easiest way possible and are also unobstructed in case of an emergency.

FREE FALL LIFEBOAT

A lifeboat designed for rapid release (notably in tankers) by being dropped into the water down a launching railway.

R.N.L.I.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

RNLI

Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

GOVERNOR BRAKE

An arrangement that controls the maximum speed of lowering for a lifeboat on gravity davits.

GAGE VALVE

A valve attached to a water column or drum for checking water level.

WATER COLUMN

A vertical tubular member connected at its top and bottom to the steam and water space respectively to a boiler, to which the water gage, gage valves, high and low water alarms and fuel cutoff may be connected.

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