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Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1932

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Freeboard Table for Steamers

Basic Minimum Summer Freeboards for Steamers which Comply with the Standards Laid Down in the Rules.

L.Freeboard.L.Freeboard.L.Freeboard.L.Freeboard.
(Feet)(Inches)(Feet)(Inches)(Feet)(Inches)(Feet)(Inches)
808.025032.342077.8590127.0
909.026034.443080.9600129.5
10010.027036.544084.0610132.0
11011.028038.745087.1620134.4
12012.029041.046090.2630136.8
13013.030043.447093.3640139.1
14014.231045.948096.3650141.4
15015.532048.449099.3660143.7
16016.933051.0500102.3670145.9
17018.334053.7510105.2680148.1
18019.835056.5520108.1690150.2
19021.436059.4630110.9700152.3
20023.137062.4540113.7710154.4
21024.838065.4550116.4720156.4
22026.639068.4560119.1730158.5
23028.540071.5570121.8740160.5
24030.341074.6580124.4750162.5

(i)The minimum freeboards for flush deck steamers are obtained by an addition to the above Table at the rate of l£ inches for every 100 feet of length.

(ii)The freeboards at intermediate lengths are obtained by interpolation.

(iii)Where c exceeds .68, the freeboard is multiplied by the factor

(iv)Where D exceedsthe freeboard is increased byR inches, where R isat lengths less than 390 feet, and 3 at 390 feet length and above. In a ship with an enclosed superstructure covering at least .6 L amidships, with a complete trunk, or with a combination of intact partial superstructures and trunk which extends all fore and aft, where D is less than, the freeboard is reduced at the above rate. Where the height of superstructures or trunk is less than the standard height, the reduction is in the ratio of the actual to the standard height.

(v)Where the actual depth to the surface of the freeboard deck amidships is greater or less than D, the difference between the depths (in inches) is added to or deducted from the freeboard. Part IV Load Lines for Sailing Ships Rule LXVIII Lines to be Used in Connection with the Disc Winter and Tropical load lines are not marked on sailing ships. The maximum load line to which sailing ships may be laden in salt water in Winter and in the Tropical Zone is the centre of the disc (see Figure 3).Rule LXIX

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