Parts of Ships Common to All Ships
Body of the Ship or The Hull:
The hull of a ship is responsible for the floatation property of the ship. Generally ships are single hulled (monohull design). It's only other vessels like catamarans (two hulls) and trimarans (three hulls) that have more than one hull to keep it afloat. It is the hull that houses the engines that to which the propellers are attached. Hulls have to be desingned very meticulously because they are always subjected to stress and strains and the failure of the hull will lead to diasastrous results.
Basics of Ship Hull Design
Hull Strength Of Ships
Designs and Components of Sailing Ships
What makes a Ship Float - Archimedes Principle & Buoyancy
The propulsion system powers the ship and moves it in the desired direction. Back before engines were introduced in ships, sails and oars were used to direct the ship. Depending on the type of the ship and the age to which it belonged to, the propulsion system consists of at least one of the following: sails, oars, steam engines, paddle wheels, diesel engines, nuclear powered engines, and propellers. For steering the ship, once again, depending on the type of ship, the angle of the sails, rudders, or the propellers are changed.
A Tour Inside the Engine Room of a Ship
Ship's Engine Room Top Platform Explored
Main Engine Layout Familiarization - B&W Engine Room Layout
Modern Efficient Ships Engines and Engine Rooms
Marine Boilers - A General Overview
Components of Marine Diesel Engines – Crankshaft
What are the Different Types of Propellers Available in the Market?
Nuclear Propulsion System for Ships using Small Nuclear Power Plants
Ship's Steering Gear - A General Overview
How Steering Gears Work On Ships?
Communication and Navigation Equipment:
Getting lost at sea can be sooner and easier that you anticipate. A few miles into the sea and chances are high that you have no idea which side is north. The greatest explorers made the greatest discoveries way back when there was no onboard radio, telephones, computers and RADAR systems. How did they do it? They use a very simple equipment called a compass and knew the art of looking at the stars and learning which direction they were sailing in. Things have changed a lot, and the modern day ships have highly sensitive equipment that take care of the ship's navigation right from the boarding point to the destination.
A Tour of a Ship's Bridge
A Tour Inside The Control Room Of A Ship
Satellite Phones and their Use on Ship
Internet on Ships
Tools Used in Celestial Navigation and its History
Tracking Ships Using Automatic Identification System
Marine Magnetic Compass and its use on Ships