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The frame of a deck.



Related Terms

CANT FRAME

A frame connected at the upper end to the cant beams (See beams, cant.)

FLOOR

Vertical transverse plate immediately above the bottom shell plating, often located at every frame, extending from bilge to bilge.

FRAME

Transverse members that make up the riblike skeleton of a ship

GUNWALE BAR

The angle connecting the deck plating to the shell plating or to the inside of the frames. The strength deck stringer bar is usually called the gunwale bar

LIMBER HOLE

A small drain hole or slot in a frame or plate for the purpose of preventing water or oil from collecting

MARGIN BRACKET

A bracket connecting a side frame to the margin plate at the bilge

PANTING FRAME

The frames in the forward and after portions of the hull framing to strengthen against shell panting

SHELL EXPANSION

A plan showing the seams and butts, thickness and associated welding or riveting of all plates comprising the shell plating, framing, etc.

STEM

The upright bow frame forming the apex of the intersection of the forward sides of a ship

BILGE BRACKET

A vertical transverse flat plate welded to the tank top or margin plate and to the frame in the area of the bilge.

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