Meaning of rudder






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Meaning of term rudder :


Rudder: A device used to steer a ship. The most common types of rudder consist of a vertical metal area, hinged at the forward edge to the stern post or rudderpost.


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0. Storch, R.L., Hammon, C.P., Bunch, H.M., and Moore, R.C. 1995. Ship Production. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.


1. Reeve, H.P. and Bea, R.G. 1997. Ship structural integrity information system (SSIIS) Phase III: Ship quality information system. Ship Structure Committee Report No. SSC-404, U.S. Coast Guard.


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