Modern Ship & Shipbuilding Terminology

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Motion: A ship's motion is defined by heave (the rise and fall of the entire ship), pitch (rise and fall of the bow and stern), roll (tilting or heeling of a ship), surge (sudden forward movement or slowing), sway (sideways drift) and yaw (sudden change of direction). See image below for descriptive terms for ship motion and direction.
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