Stern: The rear of a boat or a ship.
Aft: Towards the stern to the a ship.
Altimeter: Instrument to measure the distance from the seabed.
ANGUS: Acronym for Acoustically navigated Geological Underwater Surway. Unmanned deep-sea exploration technology consisting of a similar sled
assembly of steel tubes and still cameras to use for visual photographic examination of the seabed.
Argo: Marine Exploration device consisting of a steel sled equipped with video cameras that take mobile TV pictures that transmitted by cable to the surface while
the other's at the end of a long cable 18-30 m above the sea bed.
Port: The left side of a ship.
Back: Most forward part of a ship's upper deck.
Bow: Bow section of a ship.
Bridge: bridge is a raised (and usually built in) platform, or the design of the ship's front with good visibility forward and
from which the ship is navigating.
Boat Deck: Ship deck where the lifeboats carried by davit. In Titanic's boat deck cases where the top deck.
CQD: Morse Emergency signal used by ships at sea during radio telegraphy first year.
Hard to Starboard: 1912 signified the order "starboard" to the man at the steering wheel would turn the wheel to port, not starboard and then would the rudder and thus
the ship turn to port. This practice was a holdover from the days when the vessel was controlled with a tiller or steering lever and not with a steering wheel. The tiller was
directly joined to the rudder stock. As if you wanted the ship to turn to port has to take the tiller to starboard. The use of these "tiller orders" began to disappear after
First World War and was decommissioned in the mid- 1930s.
Davits: Crane Similar arms aboard a ship used to celebrate the life boats.
Sounder: Electronic soldering apparatus to determine the depth of the sea during the ship.
Expansion Joints: Built fog on a ship's superstructure that allows some flexibility.
Fibre Optics: Transmission of information by light pulses along hair-thin glass fibres.
Bow: The front part of a boat or a ship.
Fore peak tank: A small watertight compartment in the ship's bow that can be filled with water or pumped out in order to be able to control the ship's draft.
There is a similar adjustment tank in the aft part of the ship's hull.
Fore: Towards the bow of a ship.
HMHS: His/Her Majesty's Hospital Ship.
Collapsible A, B, C and D: low and wide lifeboats with charcoal and sidorav canvas , which was lowered in the instuvning and erected when the boats were recommended
that each may be drawn. Titanic was four by these Engelhardt surf boats" vaguely called collapsible.
IFREMER: Acronym for the French National Institute of Oceanography (Instiut Français de Recherches pour l' Exploitation des Mers).
IMM: International Mercantile Marine
International Ice Patrol: Formed in 1913 as a direct result of the Titanic sunk up to monitor maritime shipping lanes in the North Atlantic during
management of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Jason: Unmanned ROV (Remotely Operated Vihicle, vs. remotely operated vehicle), now under construction is. Jason applied to Argo at a cable. This exploration robot
underwater use has an own propulsion system shall be equipped with lights and stereo cameras and will be able to work in difficult and dangerous areas and
able to collect samples from the seabed.
Jason Junior, JJ: Prototype for Jason robot (described above) used by Alvin to investigate the Titanic.
Hawse: Metal lined openings or short Rori vessel through which mooring train or anchor chains headed.
Knot: A knot is how fast a ship leaving. One knot is 1.852 km/h
Keel: A series of longitudinal steel plates along the vessel bottom centre; "backbone" of the ship's structure is built up on.
Gangway: Passenger Access to a ship.
Hold: Space below ship deck where cargo is stored.
Windward: Chapter facing the direction from which the wind blows.
Steerage: Part of the vessel designated for passengers travelling on the cheapest tariff, usually emigrants.
Midship: The middle part of a ship.
Morse Lamp: Lamp used to signal Morse code.
Nautical miles: Same as miles.
Bollard: Establish metal poles on a vessel or a quay on which mooring lines is secured.
Poop deck: Superstructure aft on a vessel.
RMS: Royal Mail Steamer.
Rust ticles: Very brittle, maroon rust particles hanging down, up to one meter long.
SAR: French acronym for Sonar Acoustics Remorse a very thorough, deep towed side scan sonar developed by the French.
Its "pictures" taken with sound waves under water is almost as clear as visually captured images.
Chart: Map of part of the sea that shows no coastline, cliffs, reefs, shallow etc.
Nautical mile: international unit of distance offshore. 1 nautical mile = 1852 meters.
Shooting: Vertical partition within a vessel which divides it into sections.
Hull: A vessel's main body, apart from the masts, rigging, superstructure and interior.
Hull plates: Steel plates joined together and covering the ship's ribs. (The Titanic was hull plates usually less than 2.5 cm thick).
Sonar: Tools used to track and locate underwater objects by reflecting acoustic waves
(acronym for sound navigation ranging).
SOS: Public distress signal used by ships telegraphers as they transmit Morse code. SOS succeeded the earlier distress signal; CQD
July 1, 1908. SOS sent without space between letters. The signal was chosen because it could easily be transmitted by tightly
each other. (On Line is the general distress call " Mayday").
Starboard: The right side of a ship.
Wheelhouse: Little of covered space at dock where the ship's steering wheel is available.
Transponder: Acoustic underwater signalling system used for navigation of underwater exploration vehicles. A "atone risk"
equivalent of the radio signal.
Well Deck: The lower deck between the superstructure and the ship back or poop deck.