Activity 1: Parts of the ship

Instructions

Midshipmen are expected to known the parts of the ship by heart. See if you can match these parts of the ship to their description. The glossary will help you.

1. Drag the pencil beside each word to its description.

2. Click the Check button in the bottom left to check your answers.

3. Click the Reset button in the bottom left to start again.

bilge

A long wooden pole or post that supports spars and sails.

bowsprit

A device attached to the stern of a ship and used to steer it.

capstan

A rotating drum for hoisting anchors, sails and other heavy weights.

mast

A large spar that projects forward from the forward end of a sailing ship.

rudder

A machine designed to raise or lower an anchor.

windlass

The lowest part of the hull.

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