Figure 13-32.Types of king posts.
appear in pairs abreast, they are coded as a single
crane. When located outboard from, and in line with,
a mast, the crane is coded as if it were located forward
of the mast. When two cranes are mounted on the same
pedestal but are arranged fore and aft, they are coded
as two cranes. Figure 13-33 shows examples of cranes.
A gantry is unique in appearance and function.
Typically, the gantry spans the width of a ship and has
a boxlike shape. It also has the ability to traverse fore
and aft along the ship's deck line, stopping over cargo
holds. Figure 13-34 shows an example of a gantry.
No distinction is made between the shapes of
funnels on merchant ships. Funnels are not coded if
they are so small that they are difficult to see,
including the small pipes found on some motor ships.
Though extremely rare, a few ships still exist with
funnels that resemble king posts. Such funnels are
coded if they appear after the king post.
Funnels paired athwartships are coded as a single
funnel. Figure 13-35 shows examples of funnels.
BOW AND STERN
Bows and sterns can also assist in the identifica-
tion of ships. Bow types (fig. 13-36) are as follows:
Straight, plumb, or verticalThis type is the
oldest type; it offers the most resistance to the
Raking or sloping, and curved and raking
Angle varies greatly. Clipper or cable bows
come within this group.