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Length-wise direction on a ship
fore and aft.
Cross-wise is
athwart ships.
The front of the ship is the
BOW
The rearmost of the ship is the
STERN
A ship is divided in half length-wise by a
CENTERLINE
Right side of the ship
STARBOARD
Left side of the ship
PORT
The extreme width of a ship, usually in the midship area, is called
THE BEAM
The backbone of the ship is called the
KEEL
Frames running paralleled with the keel are called
LONGITUDINALS
The interior of a ship is divided into
COMPARTMENTS
Vertical walls in compartments are called
BULKHEADS
The plates that form the ship's hull are called
STRAKES
The vertical distance from the bottom of the keel to the waterline is the ship's
DRAFT
The distance from the waterline to the ship's main deck is called the
FREEBOARD