Lifeboats

Lifeboats are a necessity for any large ship. They are used to evacuate a ship when a disaster occurs. They can vary greatly in size and build, depending on what kind of ship they are used with. Many sailboats carry inflatable lifeboats, whereas cruise liners would carry larger and more sturdy boats. The importance of lifeboats was emphasized after the Titanic tragedy.

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Lifeboats

Is lifeboat one word?

Yes, lifeboat is one word.

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What is another name for a lifeboat?

yawl/jolly boat

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What is the purpose for a lifeboat?

Large ships carry lifeboats because large ships occasionally sink. Lifeboats can carry the people who were on the large ships until they either reach land or can be rescued by another boat.

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What is a lifeboat experiment?

Life boat experimets is a way of explaining the Archemedic principle to students

By putting different weights intoa paper boat and eventually the boat sunks.

This proves that till a certain poitn in time, the boat could withstand the weight till the weight due to the boat was equal or less than the force exerted by the water on the baot.

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Where are Titanic's life boats NOW in 2010?

The last time Titanic's lifeboats were accounted for was December 1912, when they were still warehoused in the upper levels of the White Star Line pier in New York, Pier 59.

They were NOT reintegrated into the WSL fleet because the design of all subsequent lifeboats for any vessel was different, notably the 48 additional boats added to Olympic, Titanic's sister ship.

Most likely, sometime after December 1912, Titanic's boats were discarded.

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What is a lifeboat hoist called?

A davit

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How could a compass help you if were lost at sea?

Answer: If you have a map and you can read your coordinate from the sun and the stars the compass will tell you were north is then you will know in what direction to go to get to land.

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What is the name of signal used by royal national lifeboats?

Maroon

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How many people can one lifeboat hold?

100 people

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Where are Titanic's lifeboats today?

Titanic's lifeboats were last accounted for in December 1912 and were left to rot, likely as not.
They definitely were NOT reused on any other vessels.

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What material is used to make a lifeboat?

what materials do you use to make a lifeboat

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What do you call a team in the Royal National Lifeboat Instituion?

You probably mean the crew of the lifeboat. For any boats, yachts, ships etc, 'crew' is the usual word for the people who make it work.

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What was the first lifeboat to get off the titanic?

the first life boat to get off was #27

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What is lifeboat davit?

a davit is a rope that keeps the lifeboaats attached to the side of the ship.

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Who is the director of Lifeboat?

Alfred Hitchcock

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How many people fit in a lifeboat?

It all depends on the size of the craft, it could be any where from 1-50, it also depends on which country ou are in and what the regulations are for the size of boat you are on.

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How Many people can you fit into a Lifeboat?

That will depend entirely on the size of the lifeboat. They come in different sizes and numbers, dependent on the size of the ship carrying them.

The capacity will be clearly displayed on the boat, usually painted on inside or on a makers plate.

They have to meet type approval, from an insurance company such as Lloyds or Bureau Veritas, who will then licence them to carry a certain number.

The laws generally ensure that there is enough lifeboat carrying capacity, for the entire number of persons on board, on each side of the vessel. So the full compliment is twice the number of people on board, yet provides that if one side is not available (due to fire or capsizing), there is enough on one side of the vessel for everyone.

This requirement will determine how many boats and what capacity they are, so that they can all be stowed properly.

In reality, in an emergency, you would not prevent people boarding because the prescribed amount had been reached. It would start to become uncomfortable but you would not be able to sink a lifeboat by sheer numbers of people alone. There are huge reserves of buoyancy. Better that they are alive and relatively dry.

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What day were the Titanic lifeboats found?

Carpathia salvaged thirteen of Titanic's lifeboats and brought them to New York City. The overturned lifeboat B was obviously left where it was, lifeboat A was hopelessly swamped and Capt. Rostron said that lifeboat A would have been useless in an hour.

Of the remaining boats, the highest profile one was the one that was discovered a month later with three bodies in it by the Baltic. On that ship was the brother of Lawrence Beesley, a Titanic survivor.

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What are the rowing commands for a lifeboat?

Stand by Oars! Starting with the oars stowed in the boat, the oars are passed outboard and to their appropriate rower. The blade is laid forward on the gunwale or extending over it, with the handle of the oar near the rower, and the forward oars inboard of the after ones. The handle of the oar is closer to the stern than the blade of the oar.

Toss Oars! Oars are swiftly brought to the vertical, blades trimmed fore and aft. The handle of each oar is to be between the feet of the oarsman on the floorboard, the outboard hand holding the loom at chin level, the inboard hand holding at thigh level.

Let Fall! From Toss Oars, the oars are quickly, but in a controlled motion, brought down from the vertical to the horizontal, loom resting in the thole pins. This ends in the same position as Oars.

Give Way Together! or Pull! Oarsman row together in a forward direction, keeping time by watching the strokesman. Oar blades should be vertical when pulling, horizontal when recovering from the stroke. Can also be given to only the Larboard or Starboard side.

Oars!2 Once finished with the current stroke, oars are brought to the horizontal, blades parallel to the water's surface.

Pick Up The Stroke!2 The oarsmen not already giving way join in on the start of the next stroke. This is typically given after one side has been rowing and the other side has been at Oars, Hold Water, or Back Astern.

Hold Water! Outboard hand grabs gunwale aft of oarlock, inboard arm is placed over oar so that the handle is in the armpit. The blade is vertical and placed in the water by the raising and bracing of the body of the oarsman. Care should be taken when this command is given at speed, as the force transmitted to the oarsman is great. At speed, the oar is placed in the water with the blade parallel to the direction of motion, so that most of the water slips by the oar. The oars are gradually turned until they are flat with the water. Note that the helmsman should give a warning to novices when the command is issued at speed.

Back Water! Oarsman row together in an astern-motion, with the stroke oarsman setting the pace. Should not be given at speed, use Hold Water! to take way off before backing. Can also be given to only the Larboard or Starboard side.

Bank Oars!9 Oars are slid in until the handle rests under the gunwale on the far side of the boat.

Ship Oars!3 From Get Your Oars to Pass! or from Bank Oars!, outboard arm cradles oar at elbow, inboard hand on handle, oar is lifted to a 45 degree angle and swung into the thole pins. Oars are lowered to the horizontal.

Trail Oars!2 This is used for holding water when at significant speed. The oar is placed in the water with the blade flat to water, and with the oar slanted so that the blade is slanted well behind the rower (toward the bow of the boat). Trail Oars can also be used when passing through a narrow space when oars cannot be tossed.

In Bows!2 (sometimes just Bows!) The one or two oarsmen closest to the bow finish the stroke, lift oars simultaneously to an angle of 45 degrees, and boat the oars together. They move closer to the bow, if necessary, and stand ready to throw lines, use boathooks, etc.

Boat Your Oars! Can be given from Oars or Toss Oars. The oars are passed overhead into the center one at a time and stacked along the centerline in a wide boat or along the sides in a narrow boat. The steering oar is placed on top. Oars are always stowed with the blade toward the bow and above the thwarts.

Rowed Of All! or Way Enough!2 Inboard hand on the handle, outboard arm lifting oar in the crook of the elbow, the oar is tossed to 45 degrees, and swung in to lay on the gunwale, blade flat, after oars outboard of forward ones. This is a single command that takes the place of Oars, Toss Oars and Boat Oars

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Lifeboats

Who invented the first lifeboat?

My Great X 3 Uncle William Wouldhave, see the monument built for him in

South Shields England. It was his and Henry Greathead who developed the

boat in a contest. Launched in 1790, was in service for 40 years.

John Chapman

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What does a lifeboat crew do?

lol you guyz are dumd

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Why does a lifeboat have a rope attached?

So you don't fall out

There are loops of rope all round a lifeboat, which is for people to hang on to if they are in the water.

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Lifeboats

What is required pyrotechnics inside a lifeboat by solas?

2 buoyant Smoke Signal , 6 hand flair and 4 rocket parachute

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How long was one of the life boats on the titanic?

On Titanic, The fourteen standard lifeboats were 30 ft. long by 9'1" wide by 4' deep, the two cutters were 25 ft., 2 in., and the four Englehardts were 27 ft., 5in.

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How many row boats came back to save people in the water from the titanic sinking?

Some accounts vary, but regarding Titanic survivors rescuing other people, it seems that: #14 (Lowe's boat) saved 4, (one died) and #4 saved 8, (two died).Captain Rostron buried four victims at sea but three of them were alive when they boarded the rescue ship and the fourth was already dead during the operation.

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