Glossary of A Ship's Stucture
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- Crosswise direction on a ship.
- The front of the ship.
- The interior of the ship divided into compartments by vertical walls.
- Ladders that lead from one deck level to another and may or may not be covered by hatches.
- The "rooms" of a ship
- The "floors" of the ship that
divide the ship into layers and provide additional hull strength and protection for internal spaces.
- Plating or gratings installed only to provide working or walking surfaces above bilges.
- Fore and Aft?
- Lengthwise direction on a ship from front to back
- Galley Deck?
- First half or partial deck below the flight deck on an aircraft carrier.
- The supporting body of a ship. Contains partitions that form machinery, berthing, mess and other spaces.
- The backbone of the ship.
- 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.
- Everything to your left when you face forward along the centerline of the ship.
- 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.
- Everything to your right when you face forward along the centerline of the ship.
- The rearmost of the ship.
- Water Level?
- The waterline along the hull of a ship afloat.
- Forecastle Deck?
- The deck above the main deck at the bow.
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