A type of forging for designs involving the use of large radii and draft angles, smooth contours, and generous allowances.



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BLOCK COEFFICIENT

The ratio of the underwater volume of a ship to the volume of a rectangular block with the same effective lengths, draft and beam

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

DEADWEIGHT

The total weight in tons (2240 lb.) that a ship carries on a specified draft including fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, baggage, crew and their effects, but excluding the water in the boilers. It is the difference in weight between a vessel when it is fully loaded and when it is empty measured by the water it displaces.

LOADED DISPLACEMENT

The displacement of a ship when floating at her greatest allowable draft

DRAFT

The depth of the ship below the waterline measured vertically to the lowest part of the hull

DRAFT MARKS

The numbers which are placed on each side of a ship at the bow and stern from the lower edge of the number to the bottom of the keel

LOAD WATERLINE

The line on the lines plan of a ship, representing the intersection of the ships form with the plane of the water surface when the ship is floating at the summer freeboard draft or at the designed draft. Also called marks

TRIM

The difference between the draft forward and the draft aft. A ship is trimmed by adjusting the location of fuel, cargo, ballast, etc.

AVAILABLE DRAFT

The draft which may be utilized to cause the flow of air for combustion or the flow of products for combustion.

BALLAST

Any liquid or solid weight placed in a ship to change the trim, increase the draft, or to regulate the stability

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