The 16th Improvement

Consists of placing the hawse-holes of vessels nearly close to the stem -- therefore, the holes may have to be cut out of the knight-heads, and instead of the hawse-pipes being round externally, they should be square externally, so as to get a firmer bedding upon the wood without so much tendency to split the wood upon which they bear.

Hawse-holes so placed will enable the vessel to ride at anchor more head to wind, and prevent her shearing about to the annoyance of herself as well her neighbours.

Shipwreck and Collisions at Sea greatly prevented by Christophers' Patent Improvements in Naval Archtecture. With four plates.
London: J. Olliver, 59, Pall Mall; P. Richardson, 23, Cornhill. Liverpool: Deighton & Laughton. M.DCCC.L. 8vo, (4), 112 p, 4 pl.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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