Reference Entry


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

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an old name for the small bulkheads, often temporary. They were erected in the holds of a cargo ship when a shifting cargo, such as corn or coal, was loaded, their purpose being to prevent its movement when the ship rolled or ...

Reference Entry.  83 words. 

Subjects: Maritime History

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