What is the application of L.B.P to master or use of LBP to master?« Back to Questions List

Posted by marinetales
Asked on May 27, 2021 8:12 pm

Length between perpendiculars is the length of a ship along the summer load line from the forward surface of the stem, or main bow perpendicular member, to the after surface of the sternpost, or main stern perpendicular member. When there is no sternpost, the centerline axis of the rudder stock is used as the aft end of the length between perpendiculars.
Measuring to the stern post or rudder stock was believed to give a reasonable idea of the ship's carrying capacity, as it excluded the small, often unusable volume contained in her overhanging ends.
Length between perpendiculars is extensively used in Draft Survey calculations onboard ships

Posted by marinetales
Answered On May 28, 2021 1:38 pm