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spring a leak, to

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

Second edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199205684
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727504
spring a leak, to

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for a vessel to develop a crack or fracture in its hull which allows sea water to enter. The term originated from the occasional tendency of the hull planking of a wooden vessel to ...

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Subjects: Maritime History

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