transverse stability
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Transverse stability (sometimes only the word "stability" is
used to express this concept in the colloquial) is the ability of a
vessel to float in an upright manner, or its ability to return to
equilibrium after internal or external forces.
The car carrier Cougar Ace after losing
transverse stability in Alaskan waters.
Although this photo provides a study in hull form for the naval architect, it