What is meaning of Camber ?

Camber (or Round of Beam): Curvature of decks in the transverse direction. Measured as the height of deck at centre above the height of deck at side.


According to ISO 7460 the camber is measured in mm, while all other ship dimensions are given in m. A common practice is to fix the camber amidships as 1/50 of the breadth in that section and to fair the deck towards its extremities.


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