• The steering wheel on a ship is usually called the helm. It is also called the wheel, whipstaff or the tiller, because these things are used to control the rudder.


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  • We mariners call that "the wheel thing",. It's usually located "up front".
  • The helm
    • Mr PantsFellDown
      killjoy! I was just about to tell him where the ship's bowels are located *blink*
    • Linda Joy
      I thought that was you Mr *blink* *blink* I've been in the bowels of a ship before. They keep supplies there. I worked in the supply division on board the USS Simon Lake.

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