Shell plates at the bilge area


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DEAD RISE

Athwartship vertical rise between the keel and the bilge

BILGE

A recess area fitted at the curved section between the bottom and the side into which water drains from holds or other spaces.

APPENDAGES

Structures extending beyond the main hull. They include items like shafting, rudder, bossing, struts and bilge keels.

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.

BILGE KEEL

A long longitudinal fin fitted on the curved of a ship at the turn of the bilge to reduce rolling

FLOOR

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

MARGIN BRACKET

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

BRACKET

A plate used to stiffen angled joins of structural members, typically across the bilge turn in side frames or between beams and beam shelf.

BILGE PUMP

Bilge plate

CLEAR BILGE

The bilge is cleared when pumped dry.

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