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Astern
Behind the ship
Athwartship
Crosswise direction on a ship. Across; at right angles to
Batten down
The closing of a watertight fixture.
Beam
The width of a vessel at its widest point.
Bow
The front of the ship.
Bulkhead
The interior of the ship divided into compartments by vertical walls.
Bulwarks
A solid fence along the gunwale of the main (weather) deck.
Chain locker
compartment in which anchor chain is stowed
Companionways
Deck opening giving access to a ladders that lead from one deck level to another; and may or may not be covered by hatches.
Compartments
Interior space of a ship; the "rooms" of a ship
Complete deck
A deck that extends from side to side and stem to stem
Decks
Horizontal planking or the "floors" of the ship that divide the ship into layers; and provide additional hull strength and protection for internal spaces
Fathom
a unit of length equal to 6 feet used for measuring the depth of water
Flats
Plating or gratings installed only to provide working or walking surfaces above bilges.
Flight deck
The uppermost complete deck on an aircraft carrier.
Fore and Aft
Lengthwise direction on a ship from front to back
Forecastle
Deck above the main deck at the bow. Ships that do not have raised forecastles are called flush-deckers.
Forecastle Deck
The deck above the main deck at the bow.
Gallery Deck
First half or partial deck below the flight deck on an aircraft carrier.
Ground tackle
all the equipment necessary for mooring or anchoring a ship
Hull
The supporting body of a ship.
Keel
The backbone of the ship.
Ladder
Stairs; a device to allow movement of personnel from one level to another
Levels
A general term used to designate deck heights above the main deck. The first level above the main deck is the 01 (pronounced oh-one) level; the second (02) level, and so on.
Lifeline
lines erected around the weatherdecks of a ship to prevent people from falling, or being washed, over the side
Main deck
The uppermost complete deck on all ships except aircraft carriers. On an aircraft carrier the hangar deck is the main deck.
Poop deck
A partial deck above the main deck located all the way aft. A flush-decker does not have a poop deck, so the stern area of the main deck is called the main deck aft or the fantail.
Port
Everything to your left when you face forward along the centerline of the ship.
Quarterdeck
An area designated by the commanding officer for the conduct of official functions, and serves as the station of the officer of the deck. Its location in port depends on how the ship is moored.
Scuppers
Freeing ports which permit water to run off during heavy weather.
Second deck
first complete deck below the main deck
Starboard
Everything to your right when you face forward along the centerline of the ship.
Stern
The rearmost of the ship.
Water Level
The waterline along the hull of a ship afloat.
Weather deck
A deck or part of a deck exposed to the weather.