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View over the Ship’s bow – Time zone GMT -2 – Day Four. QM2


The ship has three anchors.
Forward Anchors : 2 at 12 1/2 tons. Cables: 2 at 4″ x 12 shackles.
Aft Anchor: 1 at 7 1/4 tons. Cables: 1 at 3″ x 8 shackles.

Engine Room Facts.

Diesel Engines: 9 x 9 Cylinder (Turbo-Charged) Diesel.
Diesel Builders: MAN B&W, Augsburg, West Germany.
Electric Motors: 2 x 350 tons, one on each propeller shaft.
Boilers: 9x Exhaust Gas. 2x Oil Fired.
Output at Propellers: 2 x 44 MW.
Propellers: 2x outward turning LIPS Controllable Pitch.
Bow thrusters: 2 stone kamewa, 1000 h.p. per unit.
Stabilizers: 4 Denny Brown.
Fuel consumption: 18.05 tons per hour on 9 diesels.
Rudder weight: 80 tons.

View starboard ahead

View starboard astern

The difference between “aft” and “stern” is that aft is the inside (on board) rearmost part of the vessel, while stern refers to the outside (offboard) rearmost part of the vessel. The stern is opposite the bow, the outside (offboard) of the front of the boat. The term derives from the Old English æftan (“behind”).

Which is port and starboard? When looking towards the bow, the left-hand side of the boat is the port side. And starboard is the corresponding word for the right side of a boat. These designations remain fixed to the vessel.

Why starboard? Most sailors were right handed, so in the times before tillers or helmed rudders, the steering oar was placed over or through the right side of the stern . Sailors began calling the right side the steering side, which soon became “starboard” by combining two Old English words: stéor (meaning “steer”) and bord (meaning “the side of a boat”).

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