Asked in Large Ships
Why is the plimsoll line called the plimsoll line?
because it was invented by a man called Samuel plimsoll It has saved many lines, he deserves to be honored for this idea. ...
Asked in Care of Fish, Physics, Oceanography
Thee plimsoll line in fresh water and in salt water?
The plimsoll line is lower in salt water than in fresh
Asked in Travel & Places, Large Ships
What is a plimsoll line on ships and why is it so important for safety?
the plimsoll line is for the saftey of the ship. it is important because people could die. ...
Asked in Britain in WW2, Large Ships, WW1 Allied Forces
What did plimsoll force ship owners to do?
The Plimsoll Lines stopped owners overloading the ship, as it provided a 'load line' which could not be exceeded. i.e. when a ship goes to sea, the water line is never allowed to go above the plimsoll line. ...
Asked in Science, History of Maritime, Units of Measure
Why is there a plimsoll line?
The Plimsoll line is there for safety's sake. It's to prevent overloading of a vessel. The Plimsoll line or Plimsoll mark is named for the 19th Century Englishman Samuel Plimsoll, who first suggested that it was necessary to have permanent line or mark on the hull of merchant ships to show the depth to which a vessel may be safely and legally loaded. This "load" line differs from the waterline, which shows where the unloaded vessel floats. The Plimsoll mark is important because...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Geometry
What is the plimsoll line and why shouldn't you cross it?
a plimsoll line is on a boat so that everyone knows the mass weight that the boat can take, if you cross this line it is not safe and there is a possibility that the boat may sink ...
Asked in Boating Regulations and Seamanship
What happens if the plimsoll line is below the level of the water?
The plimsoll line is a reference mark painted on the bow of a ship. If the line is below the water level, the ship is overloaded. There are lines for when on fresh water and when on salt water. ...
How do you calculate the plimsoll load line of a boat?
the plimsoll line tells you when youve reached the loading limit on the ship(gross weight). Say its 20 000 tonnes, then youve displaced 20 000 tonnes of water (archemides principle). Where this equates to the water line on the hull is the plimsoll line. Variation due to water density and temperature will also be taken into account ...
What is a plimsoll mark on a boat and why is it on there?
Any of a set of lines on the hull of a merchant ship that indicate the depth to which it may be legally loaded under specified conditions. Also called load line, Plimsoll line. ...
Asked in Physics, Boats and Watercraft, Large Ships
How does a plimsoll line work?
According to the International Load Line Convention, the Plimsoll mark is placed at the same level as the summer (or standard) minimum freeboard line. In standard conditions (summer, in sea water), if the vessel is loaded in such a way that the plimsoll mark is submerged, then it cannot sail. It is considered overloaded. This is done, of course, to protect the lives of the sailors on board. ...
Asked in Travel & Places
What are plimsoll lines used for on ships?
because before they were invented people would over load their ships and the ship would end up sinking. but the plimsoll line stops people from over loading their ships so not many ships sank from then on. coment back please to say how helpful i was ! ...
Asked in Inventions
What did Samuel Plimsoll invent?
Samuel Plimsoll (10 February 1825 - 3 June 1898) was a British politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line (a line on a ship's hull indicating the maximum safe draft, and therefore the minimum freeboard (nautical) for the vessel in various operating conditions). ...
Asked in Names and Name Meanings
What was the original name of the line on a ship showing the level to which it could be loaded?
Its called the Plimsoll line. It shows how laden the ship is.