||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
TABLING to TAIL
TAIL-BLOCK to TENDING
TENON to TIDE
TIER to TOGGEL
TOMPION to TOPPING
TOPPING-LIFT to TRACT-SCOUT
TRACK of a ship
TRACTING to TREE-NAILS
TRESTLE-TREES to TRIP
TRIPPING to TRYING
TUCK to TYE
To TOWTo TOW, (remorquer, Fr. teon, techan, Sax.) to draw a ship forward in the water, by means of a rope attached to another vessel or boat, which advances by the effort of rowing or sailing.
Towing is either practised when a ship is disabled, and rendered incapable of carrying sail at sea; or when her sails are not fixed upon the masts, as in a harbour: or when they are deprived of their force of action by a cessation of the wind.
When a ship of war is dismasted, or otherwise disabled from carrying sail at sea, she is usually towed by a cable reaching from her bow to another ship a-head. In a harbour towing is practiced by one or more boats, wherein all the force of the oars are exerted to make her advance.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 295, 2004
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