The stay extending from ship's mastheads to the side of the ship



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EN ECHELON

An arrangement of gun turrets whereby the turret on one side of the ship is placed further aft than the one on the other side, so that both turrets can fire to either side.

CAMELS

Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of another vessel, and then emptied to provide additional buoyancy that reduces the draught of the ship in the middle.

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

HEEL

The inclination of a ship to one side (See list)

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

OUTRIGGER

A spar extended from side of ship to help secure mast

CAREEN

To turn a ship on its side in order to clean or repair it

ALONGSIDE

By the side of a ship or pier.

STARBOARD

The right-hand side of a ship when facing forward

STEERING BOARD

A long, flat board or oar that went from the stern to well underwater, used to steer vessels before the invention of the rudder. Traditionally on the starboard side of a ship (the 'steering board' side).

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