The lowest deck on a ship is called the orlop deck (pronouned "or·lop"). It lies above the space at the bottom of the hull. The term is most often used for a ship that has four or more decks.Know More
The word "orlop" was first used between 1375 and 1425. It derives from the late Middle English word "overloppe," meaning a covering, and the Middle Dutch word "overlopen," meaning run over.
The orlop typically lies below the water line and is the storage location for the ship's cables.
The term "orlop" is most commonly used to describe the bottom deck of a wooden sailing ship.Learn more about Vehicles
A vessel's propeller works by thrusting a column of water away from the main body of the ship, thereby producing a reactive force that moves the boat forward. Most naval vessels use a screw-type propeller that transmits thrust through the main shaft to the thrust bearing. This reactive force reacts to the backward force of the water column to push the boat forward.Full Answer >
The rear of a ship, or any marine vessel, is called the "stern." When someone on a boat is moving towards the stern, that person is going "aft." A boat going backwards is going "astern."Full Answer >
As of January 2015, historians and archaeologists do not know when the very first individual ship was built. However, it is known that the ancient Egyptians were able to create watercraft with hulls using wooden planks and sails as early as 3000 BC.Full Answer >
The steering wheel of a ship is called the "helm." The term "helm" is also used to indicate the area of the ship where the steering wheel is located.Full Answer >