What is the most important part of the ship? Hull. A ship’s hull is the most crucial as well as the most visible section of the vessel. It is the main body of the ship and helps keep water out of the vessel. The hull makes sure the ship’s cargo and machinery are well protected and free from any form of damage.
What holds a ship together? Keel. The keel is called the backbone of a ship, a reinforced metal plate that helps hold the ship’s structure together. The keel also determines the depth of water that the ship can safely operate in, and allows it to steer in one direction, without spinning around.
What are the two main parts of a ship? There are two main parts of a ship: the hull and the machinery. The hull is the actual shell of the ship including her superstructure, Page 3 3 The machinery includes not only the main engines required to drive her but also the auxiliary machinery (boilers, generators, etc.)
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