Figure 30.Stern designs.
1. Counter. The stern is hooked and curved
2. Cruiser. The stern is butted and straight,
rounding only at the bottom.
3. Spoon. The stern is angled greatly. A particular
feature of German- or Russian-built ships.
An indication of the merchant/naval character of
a vessel is the presence of visible weapons. The absence
of guns may have little significance, but their presence