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INS Tarangini, the only sail ship currently in-service with the Indian Navy.
INS Tarangini, the only sail ship currently in-service with the Indian Navy.

Sailing ship is now used to refer to any large, wind-powered, vessel. In technical terms, a ship was a sailing vessel with a specific rig of at least three masts, square rigged on all of them, making the sailing adjective redundant. In popular usage ship became associated with all large sailing vessels and when steam power came along the adjective became necessary. See also sailboat Image File history File links Tarangini. ... Image File history File links Tarangini. ... INS Tarangini is a tall ship of the Indian Navy, commissioned in 1997 as a sail training ship for naval cadets. ... The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... 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. ... For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ... Main-mast of a square-rigged ship, with all square sails set except the course. ... Diagram of Sailboat, in this case a typical monohull sloop with a bermuda or marconi rig. ...


There are many different types of sailing ship, but they all have certain basic things in common. Every sailing ship has a hull, rigging and at least one mast to hold up the sails that use the wind to power the ship. The crew who sail a ship are called sailors or hands. They take turns to take the watch, the active managers of the ship and her performance for a period. Watches are traditionally four hours long. Some sailing ships use traditional ship's bells to tell the time and regulate the watch system, with the bell being rung once for every half hour into the watch and rung eight times at watch end (a four-hour watch). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A hull is the body or frame of a ship or boat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... A gaff-rigged cutter flying a mainsail, staysail and genoa jib For other uses, see Sail (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). ... CREW (acronym) may refer to: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Concurrent Read Exclusive Write, access model for Parallel Random Access Machine Coherent Radiation Emission Weapon, see Directed-energy weapon, Coined by Iain M Banks Categories: ... This article is about maritime crew. ... A watch system or watch schedule is a method of assigning regular periods of work duty aboard ships and some other areas of employment. ... Ships bells are a system to indicate the hour by means of bells, used aboard a ship to regulate the sailors duty watches. ...

Ocean journeys by sailing ship can take many months, and a common hazard is becoming becalmed because of lack of wind, or being blown off course by severe storms or winds that do not allow progress in the desired direction. A severe storm could lead to shipwreck, and the loss of all hands. For other uses, see Storm (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shipwreck (disambiguation). ...

Sailing ships can only carry a certain quantity of supplies in their hold, so they have to plan long voyages carefully to include many stops to take on provisions and, in the days before watermakers, fresh water. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... The word Voyage may mean: The PC Game Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne The Musical Group Voyage - Disco Group ... In telecommunication, provisioning is the act of acquiring telecommunications service from the submission of the requirement through the activation of service. ... A watermaker is a device used to obtain potable water by reverse osmosis of seawater. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...

Types of sailing vessel

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A sailing ship tied to shore, circa 1900-1920
A sailing ship tied to shore, circa 1900-1920

A variety of names have been used, and many of them have changed in meaning over time: Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...

A barc is a type of sailing vessel. ... A fore-and-aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. ... The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... This article is about the ship. ... A Bilander, also spelled billander or belandre, was a small European merchant ship with two masts, used in the Netherlands for coast and canal traffic and occasionally seen in the North Sea but more frequently to be seen in the Mediterranean Sea. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Brigantine. ... Main-mast of a square-rigged ship, with all square sails set except the course. ... Description In sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. ... Portuguese caravel, adorned with the Cross of the Order of Christ. ... The Santa Maria at anchor by Andries van Eertvelt, painted c. ... A model of a vessel of the clipper type, the four-masted barque named Belle Étoile A clipper was a very fast multiple-masted sailing ship of the 19th century. ... Excavated cog from 1380 Cogs or rather cog-built vessels came into existence around 12th century AD. They were cheracterized by flush-laid flat bottom at midships but gradually shifted to overlapped strakes near the posts. ... French steam corvette Dupleix (1856-1887) Canadian corvettes on antisubmarine convoy escort duty during World War II. A corvette is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, smaller than a frigate and larger than a coastal patrol craft. ... For other uses see cutter (disambiguation) An American-looking gaff cutter with a genoa jib set This French yawl has a gaff topsail set. ... A Dhow near Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. ... 2 GP14s, a Topper and a Graduate Dinghy sailing is the activity of sailing small boats by using (1) the sails and (2) underwater foils (centreboard and rudder). ... Sailing frigates were 4th, 5th, or 6th-rated ships in the rating system of the Royal Navy. ... A fishing smack, or simply smack, is a sea-going boat used for fishing. ... Dutch fluyts of 17th Century A fluyt or a flute (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel originally designed as a dedicated cargo vessel. ... A Spanish galleon. ... A hermaphrodite brig, or brig-schooner, is a type of two-masted sailing ship which has square sails on the foremast combined with a schooner rig on the mainmast (triangular topsail over a gaff mainsail). ... A junk is a Chinese sailing vessel. ... Square Topsl Gaff Ketch Hawaiian Chieftain on San Francisco Bay A ketch is a sailing craft with two masts: A main mast, and a mizzen mast abaft the main mast. ... The Koch was a special type of small two-mast wooden sailing ships designed and used in Russia for transpolar voyages in ice conditions of the Arctic seas, popular among the Pomors. ... A longship tacking in the wind Longships Are Built in the Land of the Slavs by Nicholas Roerich (1903) Longships were ships primarily used by the Scandinavian Vikings and the Saxon people to raid coastal and inland settlements during the European Middle Ages. ... // For the bird of prey, see Laggar Falcon. ... A Maltese luzzu A luzzu (pronounced loot-su in Maltese) is a traditional type of fishing boat from the Maltese islands. ... A pram or pramm was a type of shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship used in Europe during the 18th century, particularly in the Baltic Sea during the Great Northern War and Napoleonic Wars, as the prams shallow draught allowed it to approach the shore. ... Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... Ships of the line were 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-rated ships in the rating system of the Royal Navy. ... Bowsprit of the Falls of Clyde, showing the dolphin striker, the use of chain for the bobstays, and three furled jibs. ... For the military definition of sloop see: Sloop-of-war. ... This article is about snow, the merchant vessel. ... XEBEC is a subsidiary of the anime studio Production I.G. that specialises in the production of television anime. ... Yawl sailing vessel. ... It has been suggested that Catamaran History be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Anchor (disambiguation). ... An anchor windlass within the forecastle on the main deck of the sailing ship Balclutha. ... The bow and beakhead of the 17th century warship Vasa seen from above. ... A bilgeboard is a lifting foil used in a sailboat, which resembles a cross between a centerboard and a leeboard. ... Boom brake with line. ... Bow of the Cruise ship Spirit of Endeavour The bows of lifeboat 17-31 (Severn class) in Poole Harbour, Dorset, England The bow (pronounced to rhyme with how) is a nautical term that refers to the forward part of the hull of a ship or boat, the point that is... A portion of a model depicting a manual capstan in use. ... A centreboard is a form of movable keel on a small sailing boat or dinghy which can be moved to lower the draught (or depth) of the vessel. ... Crows Nest is the name of more than one place: Crows Nest, Indiana, United States Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia Crows Nest, Queensland, Australia See also: Crowsnest Pass in Canada Crows Nest is also the name given to a structure on top of the mast of a ship... A daggerboard is a type of centreboard used by various sailing craft. ... A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull[1] of a ship. ... Forecastle with figurehead Grand Turk Figurehead is a carved wooden decoration, often female or bestiary, found at the prow of ships of the 16th to the 19th century. ... forecastle with figurehead Grand Turk Focsle of the Prince William, a modern square rigged ship, in the North Sea. ... The gunwale, pronounced gunnel to rhyme with tunnel, is a nautical term describing the top edge of the side of a boat. ... A hull is the body or frame of a ship or boat. ... A jackline is a temporary wire strung from a ships bow to stern to which a safety harness can be attached, allowing a crewmember to move over the deck during a storm. ... For other uses, see Keel (disambiguation). ... A canting keel is a form of sailing ballast, suspended from a rigid canting strut beneath the boat, which can be swung to windward of a boat under sail, in order to counteract the heeling force of the sail. ... A leeboard is a lifting foil used by a sailboat, much like a centerboard, but located on the leeward side of the boat. ... mizzen mast, mainmast and foremast Grand Turk The mast of a sailing ship is a tall vertical pole which supports the sails. ... The orlop deck is the lowest deck in a ship. ... Stern of the Grand Turk with poop deck above In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that constitutes the roof of a cabin built in the aft (rear) part of the superstructure of a ship. ... The port quarter galleries of the 17th century warship Vasa. ... Stern-mounted steering oar of an Egyptian riverboat depicted in the Tomb of Menna (c. ... Wheel of the French carrier Clemenceau. ... In surfing, a skeg is a stabilizing fin located at the rear of the surfboard. ... {{dablink|For other meanings, see Stern (disambiguation). ... A tiller or till is a lever attached to a rudder post (American terminology) or rudder stock (English terminology) of a boat in order to provide the leverage for the helmsman to turn the rudder. ... On a traditional square rigged ship, the top is the platform at the upper end of each (lower) mast. ... Modern self-tailing winch on a sailing boat. ...

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