The anchor used by the ancients was for the most part made of iron and its form... resembled that of the modern anchor." — Anthon, 1891

Anchor

The anchor used by the ancients was for the most part made of iron and its form... resembled that of…

"The aneroid barometer is an easily portable instrument, and avoids the use of any liquid. It consists of a circular metallic box, exhausted of air, the corrugated diaphragm of which is held in a state of tension by springs." — Avery, 1895

Aneroid barometer

"The aneroid barometer is an easily portable instrument, and avoids the use of any liquid. It consists…

A machine used for raising anchors on ships.

Capstan

A machine used for raising anchors on ships.

Compass card, part of ship's compass.

Compass Card

Compass card, part of ship's compass.

Diagram of a ship's compass.

Compass, Ship's

Diagram of a ship's compass.

"Ship's Floor. Nautical, that part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal. AA, floor-plates; BBB, keelsons; FF, main frame; K, keel; LL, lightening-holes; RR, reverse frame." -Whitney, 1911

Floor of Ship

"Ship's Floor. Nautical, that part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most…

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a flying boat.

Flying Boat

This illustration shows the basic parts and construction of a flying boat.

"Gaff. B, boom; CC, cheeks; G, gaff; M, mast; P, peak; T, throat or jaw. Nautical, a spar used to extend the upper edge of fore-and-aft sails which are not set on stays, as the mainsail of a sloop or spanker of a ship." -Whitney, 1911

Gaff Rig

"Gaff. B, boom; CC, cheeks; G, gaff; M, mast; P, peak; T, throat or jaw. Nautical, a spar used to extend…

"Nautical, a vessel's standing gaff which has an iron jackstay bolted to its under side." -Whitney, 1911

Railroad Gaff

"Nautical, a vessel's standing gaff which has an iron jackstay bolted to its under side." -Whitney,…

"Nautical, on men-of-war, a pair of strong frames of oak made in the form of a gallows, fixed between the fore and main hatchways, with concave cross-beams called gallows-tops tenoned on to the uprights, to support spare topmasts, yards, booms, boats, etc." -Whitney, 1911

Gallows-Bitts

"Nautical, on men-of-war, a pair of strong frames of oak made in the form of a gallows, fixed between…

"1, Rope gammoning; 2, chain gammoning; 3, iron-strap gammoning. Nautical, formerly, a chain or rope lashing by which the bowsprit was lashed down to the stem; now an arrangement of iron bands secured by nuts and screws." -Whitney, 1911

Types of Gammoning

"1, Rope gammoning; 2, chain gammoning; 3, iron-strap gammoning. Nautical, formerly, a chain or rope…

"Garland lashed on a lower mast. A large rope strap or grommet lashed to a spar when hoisting it on board." -Whitney, 1911

Nautical Garland

"Garland lashed on a lower mast. A large rope strap or grommet lashed to a spar when hoisting it on…

"Glut. Naut.: (b) A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head, to which the bunt-jigger is hooked to assist in furling the sail." -Whitney, 1911

Glut

"Glut. Naut.: (b) A becket or thimble fixed on the after side of a topsail or course, near the head,…

"Gooseneck of a Spanker-boom. Nautical: (a) A sort of iron hook fitted to the inner end of a yard or boom, for temporary attachment to a clamp of iron or an eye-bolt." -Whitney, 1911

Gooseneck of Spanker-Boom

"Gooseneck of a Spanker-boom. Nautical: (a) A sort of iron hook fitted to the inner end of a yard or…

"Grommet. Naut., a ring of rope used for various purposes, made from a strand laid three times round its own central part formed into a loop of the desired size." -Whitney, 1911

Grommet

"Grommet. Naut., a ring of rope used for various purposes, made from a strand laid three times round…

An illustration of a man sitting in a chair holding a small telescope.

Man in Chair

An illustration of a man sitting in a chair holding a small telescope.

The Nautical School Ship at St. Mary's.

Nautical School

The Nautical School Ship at St. Mary's.

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs and stretched out below by booms."—Finley, 1917

Schooner

"A vessel with two or more masts, fore and aft rigged, whose main and fore sails are extended by gaffs…

"A semicylindrical piece of wood, fitted with a handle...used for convenience in serving ropes...to prevent chafing. a, serving-mallet; b, 'wormed' rope 'parceled' with canvas; c, serving-yarn." -Whitney, 1911

Serving Mallet

"A semicylindrical piece of wood, fitted with a handle...used for convenience in serving ropes...to…

A large sailing ship.

Ship

A large sailing ship.

"A block used in ships, having an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope, chiefly used for heavy purchases, where a warp or hawser is brought to the capstan." — Williams, 1889

Snatch-block

"A block used in ships, having an opening in one side to receive the bight of a rope, chiefly used for…

"G, G, garboard strakes; F, frame, K, keel. Nautical, the first range or strake of planks laid on a ship's bottom next the keel. Also called ground-strake." -Whitney, 1911

Garboard Strake

"G, G, garboard strakes; F, frame, K, keel. Nautical, the first range or strake of planks laid on a…