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The tiller was a large bar or lever employed to turn the rudder in steering. Together with the rudder and the wheel, the tiller was part of the helm.

A detailed description and illustrations of the workings of a ship’s helm are to be found in the article, 'Helm', in the South Seas edition of William Falconer’s Dictionary of the Marine

Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 15 September 2003

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000036

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