Main parts of ship. 1: Chimney; 2: Stern; 3: Propeller; 4: Portside; 5: Anchor; 6: Bulbous bow; 7: Bow; 8: Deck; 9: Superstructure.

Main parts of ship. 1: Chimney; 2: Stern; 3: Propeller; 4: Portside; 5: Anchor; 6: Bulbous bow; 7: Bow; 8: Deck; 9: Superstructure.

Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship’s bulbous bow (a protruding bulb at the front of a ship just below the waterline) a mile off the coast of Bali. Photographer James Morgan, 2014.

Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, standing on the ship’s bulbous bow (a protruding bulb at the front of a ship just below the waterline) a mile off the coast of Bali. Photographer James Morgan, 2014.

Captain world's largest cruiseliner perches in the front of his ship http://dailym.ai/1jWVmMv #DailyMail

The captain of the Queen Mary 2 stands in front of the ship

Captain world's largest cruiseliner perches in the front of his ship http://dailym.ai/1jWVmMv #DailyMail

Captain Standing on Bulbous Bow of Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 Captain Posing Atop the Ship’s Bulbous Bow

All major shipping companies are retrofitting their ship's bulbous bow for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Learn about the reasons as to why ships are getting the Nose Jobs.

All major shipping companies are retrofitting their ship's bulbous bow for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Learn about the reasons as to why ships are getting the Nose Jobs.

ECO Retrofit service – making bulbous bow optimizations future-proof | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

ECO Retrofit service – making bulbous bow optimizations future-proof | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In November of 1963, a ship with the latest technology was delivered at the Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard in Japan. The ship was the YAMASHIRO MARU and it was the first merchant ship with a bulbous bow. The bulbous bow is a design based on wave-making resistance reduction technology which created quite a sensation in the shipping world of Europe and America when it was first introduced.

In November of 1963, a ship with the latest technology was delivered at the Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard in Japan. The ship was the YAMASHIRO MARU and it was the first merchant ship with a bulbous bow. The bulbous bow is a design based on wave-making resistance reduction technology which created quite a sensation in the shipping world of Europe and America when it was first introduced.

In March 2000 Newport News lowered the bow of the carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) onto the ship. Ronald Reagan is the first Nimitz-Class carrier to have the new bulbous bow design, which outweighs bows erected on previous carriers by about 120 tons.

In March 2000 Newport News lowered the bow of the carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) onto the ship. Ronald Reagan is the first Nimitz-Class carrier to have the new bulbous bow design, which outweighs bows erected on previous carriers by about 120 tons.

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