Hawser Article

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Supply ratings handling a coil of 16 inch towing hawser (rope) at the Royal Navy's Naval Stores Department, Nore, Harwich, which supplies all sea-going ships with the stores and provisions that they need. Note that the coil is bigger than the men and they need a trolley to transport it.
The hawser is coiled on deck.

Hawser is a nautical term for a thick cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship. [1] A hawser passes through a hawsehole, also known as a cat hole, [2] located on the hawse. [3]

References

  1. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, p. 830 "hawser". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014.
  2. ^ "Cathole at dictionary.com".
  3. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, pp. 829-830 ( ISBN  0-395-44895-6)