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Interpreting from your post I read this to mean a profile drawing? My Grandfather was a carpenter and used "elevation" but I'm a 1:1 custom boat builder and all drawings are marked "profile". I was wondering if it is simply a cultural thing or if I am stupider than I actually am.
FWIW, I have a copy of Olympic & Titanic: Ocean Liners Of The Past (Patrick Stevens 1988) which is a reproduction of the June 1911 edition of ' The Shipbuilder '. In it are plan views and elevations of all the decks of the Olympic class. On the starboard elevation drawing of the ship I drew a line along the keel and one along the stem. Using my trusty navigation ruler/protractor the two lines intersected at an angle of 86 degrees from the vertical. Hope this helps.
Stem doesn't look to be as 90-degrees as I thought. Hmmm. I guess I could have been wrong. Theoretically, it could happen.
a more complete overall image...
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