A two-masted sailing vessel is commonly known as a ketch or a brig. The term was also used as shorthand for brigantine in the 1700s, but the ships eventually had different specifications that led to the specific use of the word "brig." Other names also include yawl and schooner.Know More
Brigs were two-masted ships with square sails on both masts, developed as a variant of brigantines. They had fore-and-aft boom-sails on the rear mast. These types of ships belong to a larger category of sea vessels called "tall ships".
Brigs were commonly used as warships, and were favored by pirates due to their maneuverability and fast speed. They were capable of carrying 10 to 18 guns, and were used in many naval battles, such as the Battle of Lake Erie between the British and America.Learn more about Vehicles
The Suzuki Hayabusa, also known as the GSX1300R, began its stock construction with 175 horsepower, but later models upped this to 194 hp beginning in 2008. The upgraded engine in the second generation of Hayabusa motorcycles allows for greater power with the same internal volume.Full Answer >
The 1 percent motorcycle club is known as an outlaw club or gang that is possibly involved in criminal activity. The 1 percent means that only 1 percent of all bikers are outlaws, and the term originated as a defense against violent stereotypes.Full Answer >
The rear of the boat, described as the aft portion, is known as the stern. The stern is where the engine's propellers and rudder are located.Full Answer >
A sailing vessel that is partially underwater under conditions of restricted visibility such as fog has a choice of using any audible distress signal, or sounding one prolonged blast and two short blasts at intervals of no more than two minutes. This indicates a vessel in distress in fog.Full Answer >