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A Grappling was a small anchor with four or five arms designed to gain a sure hold on the seabed. It was commonly used to anchor a boat or other small vessel.

An illustration of a Grappling appears in plate IV, fig. 5 of William Falconer’s Dictionary of the Marine.

Prepared by: Turnbull, P.
Created: 28 October 2001
Modified: 1 December 2001

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-P000091

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