from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See keel, 2.
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Depth, underside of deck to keel-plate, 11 feet 2 inches.
The _Monitor_ was launched at New York on January 30, 1862, the hundredth day after the laying of her keel-plate.
There is no keel properly so called, but in its place a flat keel-plate of iron, about two feet wide and one inch thick, which runs the entire length from stem to stern.