Port where a ship moors (or anchors) and crew are allowed to leave the ship to visit the port. Crew baggage and ship stores will not normally be loaded or off-loaded at calling ports.
The calorie is a unit of energy defined as the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a quantity of water by one degree.
The calorific value is the total energy released as heat when a substance undergoes complete combustion with oxygen under standard conditions.
A calorimeter is an object used for the process of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes as well as heat capacity.
A shaped projection on a rotating shaft which imparts a motion, usually linear, to a follower.
The curvature of the deck in a transverse direction. Camber is measured between the deck height at the centre and the deck height at the side.
A fender used to keep a vessel away from a pier or quay to prevent pier or hull damage; usually a floating body with massive padding of rope, tires, etc.
A recording device that records the amount of sunshine at a given location or region at any time.
A shaft fitted with one or more cams and driven by a mechanism from the crankshaft.
This system lubricates the camshaft bearings, the roller guides and supplies oil to the hydraulic exhaust valve gear.
The candela is the base unit of luminous intensity in the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is cd.
The CANDU (Canada Deuterium Uranium) is a Canadian pressurized heavy-water reactor design used to generate electric power.
A log which is “slub-cut”, i.e. ripped lengthwise so that the resulting thick pieces have two opposite, parallel flat sides and in some cases a third side, which is sawn flat.
The CAP propulsion system is a new propulsion and manoeuvering system developed by Motala Verkstad. It consists of two independently moving hub units with the outer one fitted with a propeller.
A harder or more resistant rock type overlying a weaker or less resistant rock type.
Capacitance is the ratio of the amount of electric charge stored on a conductor to a difference in electric potential.
The amount of output from a power source that may be statistically relied upon, practically the minimum power within a longer period, usually expressed as a percentage of the nominal power.
The average expected output of a generator.
Capacity of vessel can be measured in many ways depending upon the type of vessel. Capacity of traditional general cargo vessel is defined as bale capacity or grain capacity.
A plan of the spaces available for cargo, fuel, fresh water, water ballast, etc, and containing cubic or weight capacity lists for such spaces and a scale showing deadweight capacities at varying draughts and displacements.