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    Smile Nautical terms testing time!

    OK................All of us are DCL cruisers or wannabe cruisers.......there is a new rule...........there will be nautical terms test before you are allowed to board.....(joking of course)

    Here we go........a few easy ones this time

    Which side of the ship is port and which is starboard?

    What is the front (pointy end) of the boat called?

    What is the back (dull end) called?

    What are the floors called? Windows?

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Which side of the ship is port and which is starboard?

    Port = Left ... Starboard = Right

    What is the front (pointy end) of the boat called?

    Never spent much time forward, but if I recall that would be the focsal (not sure on the spelling)

    What is the back (dull end) called?

    Fantail or it can also be called the stern

    What are the floors called? Windows?

    Floors are Decks, and windows are portholes

    How'd I do??

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Hey there Star.......almost perfect.......the front end is generally known as the *BOW*........forecastle (there are different spellings) is actually the upper part of the bow. in olden days the forecatle was a raised platform built on the bow as a fighting position on the sailing warships.

    next set....

    What is a kitchen on a ship...........

    What is the name of the command/navigation center of the vessel?

    What is the name of the port and starboard ends of the Command center?

    What type of power does the Magic and the Wonder have?

    Ok.a tough one......where does the term STATEROOM come from?


    GOOD LUCK!


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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    BOW!!! Doh, I knew that. Told you I didn't spend alot time up there.

    What is a kitchen on a ship...........

    the Galley

    What is the name of the command/navigation center of the vessel?

    The Bridge

    What is the name of the port and starboard ends of the Command center?

    Don't know, we didn't have one on the carrier, but my guess would be in port or docking bridge.

    What type of power does the Magic and the Wonder have?

    Again, don't know about the cruise ships, but we were propelled by steam turbines.

    Ok.a tough one......where does the term STATEROOM come from?

    Not a clue on this one.

    This is fun, next set please...

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Morning 2nd Star!

    Seems you did pretty well again.................now on a military vessel you are most likely right as to the ends of the bridge, but the more commom term would be *Bridge Wings*. They were designed to let the Master or Pilots see over the side of the vessel as they were docking or to see whatever was going on .

    Stateroom was a hard one. It goes back to the days of river steamboats in the USA. The Riverboats named their individual Cabins/Passinger rooms after the States of the Union, so started the term *STATEROOMS*


    OK.......next

    Where is the vessels gunwale?

    Where is the vessel keel?......and bilge keels? (yes on most ships there are 3)

    How many *running lights* does a regular ship use at sea??.....These are the lights used to show other vessels what direction your ship is moving in and its general size.

    What are they called? color or colors?

    Who is in command of the vessels navigation and safety when the Master is not on the Bridge?

    Who is 2nd in overall command on a present day Military? Merchant? passinger ship?


    Good Luck!!!.......AKK

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    P.S............most merchant and passinger ships today use high tech Diesel engines...........5 on each of the Disney ships..........2 to 4 for propulsion and 1 for ship service....EI electrical.

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    I know the stuff for small boats

    gunwale is the 'railing' around the edge of a boat for a lack of better description.

    keel is the backbone of the bottom of the boat..

    bilge keel are the strakes mounted to the hull for stability

    lights are your red, green, and white lights

    the others are for bigger boats with crew Probably quartermaster and first mate
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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Morning Skipper,

    Bridge Wings makes sense. At least I knew what they are there for.

    And now I know where the term STATEROOM came from. One more thing to add to that trivia trap I call mine brain.

    I think flynnibus has the others covered, and besides, I was an aircraft mech, I didn't spend much time below the hanger bay, or above the flight deck.

    Who is in command of the vessels navigation and safety when the Master is not on the Bridge?

    Not sure (see comment above), but if I remember correct from the few times I was on the bridge, we had on officer of the watch. If I had to hazzard a guess, I'd saw probably the Chief Boatswain Mate?

    Who is 2nd in overall command on a present day Military? Merchant? passinger ship?

    XO or Executive Officer

    flynn, the quartermaster is generally in charge of ships stores.

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Both you folks are doing good.I have to set up the game!.

    The gunwale is as Fynnibus said is the top of the rails or the point/joint where the deck and top of the ships side/stern meet. You were perfect on point with the bilge keels...I didnt thing most would know that

    2nd star, for a tech person, your pretty good as well.

    OX is correct for a military vessel, merchant.......it would be Chief Mate, 2nd mate and 3 mate on down. On a passenger Liner, its the Staff Captain. (of course dont tell the Chief Engineer that............they think they run the whole vessel. of course..it many ways they are right!)

    ok next round.......

    What are those thin vertical poles on most vessel and boats?

    Where is the national flag flown on Military vessels?....merchant vessels?

    What is *a* scuttlebutt? and what is scuttlebutt?

    How many horns on the present Magic/Wonder and how many to be on the Dream/Fantasy??

    What is a compass rose?.....what is a compass Azimuth?

    2nd Star MUST know this one.......where is the relative bearing grease kept?

    Good luck..........AKK

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Thanks Skipper! I'm a technie now, but, spent 4 years in the Navy, a long, long, longgg time ago. It amazing how much of this stuff I remember.

    What are those thin vertical poles on most vessel and boats?

    if they are the one I remember, our's went from vertical (in port) to horizontal (at sea) because they surround the flight deck, but, they were antenni (sp) as I recall.

    Where is the national flag flown on Military vessels?....merchant vessels?

    again, as I recall, they are flown from a flag staff on the fantail, or stern, if you like.

    What is *a* scuttlebutt? and what is scuttlebutt?

    I think that is want we use to call our ashtray and or trash can, but, we had another much more colorful name for them. and scuttlebutt as a verb would be like what everyone else would the grapevine, or rumor control or...

    How many horns on the present Magic/Wonder and how many to be on the Dream/Fantasy??

    Don't know this one, but, I know it's more than one.

    What is a compass rose?.....what is a compass Azimuth?

    A compass rose is the emblem on most maps that show N-S-W-E, and I've seen a couple that have been inlaid in wood or tile in floors. (Really Cool to look at). I don't remember exact what a Azimuth is, but I do know that it has to do with astronomical measures and navigation.

    2nd Star MUST know this one.......where is the relative bearing grease kept?

    Why, it's kept in the relative bearing grease bucket, right next to the bucket of prop wash.

    ETA: Oops, just went and look up scuttlebutt the thing, boy did I missed the boat on that one!
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    Smile Re: Nautical terms testing time! SET 5, DCL questions

    OK 2nd Star............I have to be a bit less *cheeky* with you on the trick questions..IE the Relative Bearing grease!.........Well Done !

    For the others reading..a *bearing* is a line of sight taken from your vessel to another vessel or object to get the objects direction from your vessel. *Relative bearings* are measured with *OOO* being the bow of your vessel, going clockwise though 360 degrees, around the ship..........SO.........since a bearing in not a object....it has no grease.

    The joke is a old one played on new Bridge messengers or Cadets or crew members, where they would be ordered to the get the *grease for the relative bearing* from the engineroon, so they would run down 8 or 9 decks and the engineers would of course find the heavest, fullist 5 gallon pail of grease for them the haul back up!

    Of course on the other side, the engineering Cadet, etc, would be sent up to the brdige to show the Deck Officers where the valve for the handrail heating system was, and would spend a good deal of time, wondering the upper decks, in the cold!......trying to find a valve, for a system was not that there!

    OK the next set!


    1. How does Mickey arrive at the Pirate Party?

    2. How many horns on the Magic Class ship?...How many on the Dream class ship?

    3. Why the difference?

    4. Where is the new Teen Deck/Spa to be located on the Dream Class ship?

    5. What new safety color was developed/tested by Disney and approved by SOLAS?.Where is it used?

    6. On what deck is the loading/debarkation sideports and where do they leading into when boarding?


    FOR THE KIDS!

    We all see the Captian of the Ships during a cruise!.....but ......us *Big and little kids* know who the REAL CAPTAIN is?.who?



    Best of Luck to all!

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    Geee.....someone has to be brave enough to try????

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    Re: Nautical terms testing time!

    Sorry Skipper, but now I'm completely out of my league. We have not had the chance to make a Disney Cruise yet.

    Hopin' to make an Alaskan cruise soon.

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