Diesel-fueled vessels have replaced the old steamships of the past, although many people still refer to modern diesel ships as steamships. Likewise, the person who represents the ship in port is still often called a steamship agent. (S

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BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

TRAMP FREIGHTER

A cargo ship engaged in the tramp trade.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

DISPOSABLE

An element intended to be discarded and replaced after one service cycle.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

DOGWATCH

A short, evening period of watch duty on a ship

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl that contains one or more ports.

FILTER HEAD

An end closure for the filter case or bowl which contains one or more ports.

FARDAGE

A wood placed in bottom of ship to keep cargo dry

FORESAIL

The lowest sail set on the foremast of square-rigged ship

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