Ship Fore End Structure With Simple Diagram

  The fore end structure is the foremost part of a ship, it undergoes different types of stresses. The design of fore end structure is considering these local stresses.

The basic components of fore end construction are,

Stem bar: The stem is formed by solid round  bar which runs from keel to the waterline region

Fore castle deck: The forecastle is the upper deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast

Chain locker: A compartment located under the windlass where the anchor chains are stowed

Hawse pipe: A cast-iron or steel pipe placed in the bows of a ship on each side of the stem for the anchor chains to pass through

Bulbous bow: A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline (not in pic details you can read on coming article) 

Stiffeners: Stiffening in the form of frames, breast hooks, wash plates, deep radius floors, pillars, panting stringers, panting beams, variety of stringers and girders.

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