The careening of a sailing vessel is laying her up on a calm beach at high tide in order to expose one side or another of the ship's hull for maintenance below the water line when the tide goes out. The process could be accentuated by securing the top halyard to a fixed object like a tree or rock and pulling the mast over as far as possible. Such maintenance might include dry rot or cannon shot repair, tarring the exterior to reduce leakage -even barnacle removal to increase her speed. A particularly well protected area might be called "Careening Bay" to the locals and they would know shallow, calm water could be found. Pirates would often careen their ship because there was not dry dock available to them. A secluded bay would suffice and this is where they would careen their ships for necessary repairs and/or cleaning of the hull. This would make the ships faster and able to overtake a prize vessel. Similar to beaching. Vessel can refer to any of the following: Objects Vessel (French vaissel, from a rare Latin vascellum, diminuitive of vas, vase, or urn), a word of somewhat wide application for many objects, the meaning common to them being capacity to hold or contain something. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The tide is the regular rising and falling of the oceans surface caused by changes in gravitational forces external to the Earth. ... A hull is the body or frame of a ship or boat. ... A mast is a pole which holds a sail of a boat, see mast (sailing). ... Dry rot is a disease of trees, often caused by the fungal species Merulis lacrymans, Poria incrassata, and/or Serpula lacrymans. ... A small cast-iron cannon on a carriage A cannon is any large tubular firearm designed to fire a heavy projectile over a considerable distance. ... This article is about the black liquid. ... Orders Ascothoracica Acrothoracica Thoracica Rhizocephala A barnacle is a type of arthropod belonging to infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea and is hence distantly related to crabs and lobsters. ... Beaching may refer to: Beached whale, when a large sea mammal may become stranded on land. ...
Careening is at once an obvious method, since any ship will heel as it is loaded routinely, and a very simple method, independent of heavy tackle, large manpower, or the existence of significant tides [8, and Fig.1].
careen; which is to make her so light, as you may bring her to lie on the one side so much as may be, in the calmest water you can, but take heed you overset her not.
Launching, careening and the repair of ships were fundamental to the use of ships in all maritime nations, and they have for too long been regarded as incidental to historical studies.
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