The Bulbous Forefoot

The Bulbous Forefoot or, Bulbous Bow, greatly increases fuel efficiency and the fins help with stability. More about this technology (an American invention) here. The ‘snoot’ shown below belongs to a trawler but most ships are built with bulbous bows these days.

The Bulbous Forefoot - Richard Broom Photography
The Bulbous Forefoot – Richard Broom Photography

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