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A boat, ship or airplane



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BARRACK SHIP

A ship or craft designed to function as a floating barracks for housing military personnel.

RELATIVE PLOT

A plot of the successive positions of a craft relative to a reference point, which is usually in motion. A line connecting successive relative positions of a maneuvering ship relative to a reference ship is called a RELATIVE MOVEMENT LINE. A relative plot includes relative movement lines and the position of the reference ship.

VESSEL

Any craft designed for transportation on water, such as a ship or boat.

FICTITIOUS SHIP

An imaginary craft used in the solution of certain maneuvering problems, as when a ship to be intercepted is expected to change course or speed during the interception run.

LEE SHORE

A shore downwind of a ship. A ship which cannot sail well to windward risks being blown onto a lee shore and grounded.

CABLE ELBOW

occurs when the cables are fouled in (Foul Hawse), when the ship has swung 360 degrees, an elbow is formed between the anchor cables.

CABLE LOCKER

A forward compartment on small craft used to store the anchor cable.

MULTIPLE ECHOES

Radar echoes which may occur when a strong echo is received from another ship at close range. A second or third or more echoes may be observed on the radarscope at double triple, or other multiples of the actual range of the radar target, resulting from the echo’s being reflected by own ship back to the target and received once again as an echo at a multiple of the preceding range to the target. This term should not be confused with MULTIPLE-TRACE ECHO.

DECK

A platform in a ship corresponding to a floor in a building

FALSE RELATIVE MOTION

False indications of the movement of a target relative to own ship on a radar display that is unstabilized in azimuth due to continuous reorientation of the display as own ship's heading changes.

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