Ship Shape Puzzle
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Aft
The back end of a ship

Amidships
The middle area of the ship

Anchor
A large device for holding the ship in one place

Bow
The front of the ship

Bridge
The place where controls are that operate the ship

Cabins
Rooms for passengers and crew

Decks
Flat areas you can walk on

Fore
The front end of a ship

Funnels
Tubes that let out smoke and steam from the engine which is deep inside the ship

Hull
The big part of the ship that floats and contains everything

Keel
A long thin part that runs along the bottom to stabilize the ship

Mast
Tall pole to hold telegraph wires and flags

Port
The left side of the ship as seen when standing on deck and looking toward the front

Porthole
Small round window

Propeller
Blades turned by the engine that spin to move the ship

Rudder
A flat part that moves to change the ship's direction

Starboard
The right side of the ship as seen when standing on deck and looking toward the front

Stern
Back of the ship

Ocean liners also have galleys (kitchens) and dining rooms to feed the crew and passengers. Mmost have lounges, libraries, and game rooms for people to relax in during their voyage. Some have ballrooms and theaters, too.

Ocean liners carry fewer passengers than cruise ships and are built differently to travel swiftly and safely across oceans rather than to simply cruise slowly around in calm waters.


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2014 Jerry Jindrich. All rights reserved. Revised 1/25/2016.

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