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Definition of Sheer hulk
Sheer hulkSheer Sheer, n.
(a) The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck,
gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from
(b) The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and
swinging clear of it.
2. A turn or change in a course.
Give the canoe a sheer and get nearer to the shore.
3. pl. Shears See Shear.
Sheer batten (Shipbuilding), a long strip of wood to guide
the carpenters in following the sheer plan.
Sheer boom, a boom slanting across a stream to direct
floating logs to one side.
Sheer hulk. See Shear hulk, under Hulk.
Sheer plan, or Sheer draught (Shipbuilding), a projection
of the lines of a vessel on a vertical longitudinal plane
passing through the middle line of the vessel.
Sheer pole (Naut.), an iron rod lashed to the shrouds just
above the dead-eyes and parallel to the ratlines.
Sheer strake (Shipbuilding), the strake under the gunwale
on the top side. --Totten.
To break sheer (Naut.), to deviate from sheer, and risk
fouling the anchor.
Meaning of Sheer hulk from wikipedia
- recently, ships
have been hulked
when they become obsolete
or when they become uneconomical
to operate. A sheer hulk
(or shear hulk
) was used in shipbuilding...
the ****istance of either
a sheer hulk
or land-based masting sheer
difficult. The concept
of sheer hulks originated
with the Royal
1802, sold 1811. Camperdown
70 – ex-Dutch Jupiter, prison
ship 1798, powder hulk
1802, sold 1817. Gelykheid
64/68 – guardship
1803, sheer hulk
used in England. The term "prison hulk
" is not synonymous
with the related
ship. A hulk
is a ship that is afloat, but incapable
a sheer hulk
, an old floating
ship's hull ****ed with sheer
legs, and used to install masts
(machine) Masting sheer
as the 14th century. During
the age of sail, the sheer hulk
was used extensively
as a floating crane
a sheer hulk
in 1815 and was broken
up in 1834. HMS Monmouth
was a 46-gun fifth
in 1828 as HMS Hotspur. She became
a chapel hulk
- Sheerness Dockyard
was a Royal
Navy Dockyard located
on the Sheerness
peninsula, at the mouth
of the River Medway
in Kent. It was opened
in the 1660s...
on 2 July 1798 at the Battle
of the Nile. She was used as a sheer hulk
from 1800 and broken
up in 1810. The second
HMS Guerriere (1806) was a...
- HMS Lion (1777) was a 64-gun third
in 1777. She was used as a sheer hulk
from 1816 and was sold for breaking
up in 1837. HMS Lion (1781) was a...
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