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SHIP TERMINOLOGY II

STUDY
PLAY
ATHWARTSHIPS
CROSSWISE
BOW
FRONT OF THE SHIP
STERN
REAR OF THE SHIP
GOING FORWARD
MOVING TOWARD THE BOW
GO AFT
MOVING TOWARD THE STERN
FORWARD
AN OBJECT CLOSER TO THE BOW THAN ANOTHER OBJECT
ABAFT
AN OBJECT CLOSER TO THE STERN THAN ANOTHER OBJECT
AMIDSHIPS
SECTION AROUND THE MIDPOINT OF THE SHIP
BEAM
WIDEST PART OF THE SHIP, USUALLY IN THE MIDSHIP AREA
ALOFT
AREA ABOVE THE HIGHEST SOLID STRUCTURE (MAST, RIGGING, ETC)
OVER
OBJECT HANGING AGAINST THE SIDE, BOW, OR STERN IS ___ THE SIDE, BOW, OR STERN
AHEAD
AN OBJECT IN FRONT OF A SHIP IS ___ OF IT
ASTERN
AN OBJECT TO THE REAR OF A SHIP IS ___ OF IT
KEEL
BACKBONE OF THE SHIP
HULL
SUPPORTING BODY OF A SHIP
COMPARTMENTS
AREAS ON THE INTERIOR OF THE SHIP DIVIDED BY BULKHEADS
VOIDS
EMPTY INNER TANKS
WATERLINE
THE WATER LEVEL ALONG THE HULL OF A SHIP AFLOAT
DRAFT
VERTICAL DISTANCE FROM THE WATERLINE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE KEEL
FREEBOARD
VERTICAL DISTANCE FROM THE WATERLINE TO THE MAIN DECK
WEATHER DECK
DECK EXPOSED TO WEATHER
COMPLETE DECK
A DECK THAT EXTENDS FROM SIDE TO SIDE AND BOW TO STERN
FLIGHT DECK
UPPERMOST COMPLETE DECK ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER
MAIN DECK
UPPERMOST COMPLETE DECK (EXCEPT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS)
HANGAR DECK
WHERE AIRCRAFT ARE STOWED AND SERVICED WHEN NOT ON THE FLIGHT DECK (IS MAIN DECK FOR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS)
FORECASTLE (FOHK-S'L)
FORWARD PORTION OF THE WEATHER DECK (This name is a relic of the days when huge wooden castles actually were built on the fore and aft ends of ships from which fighting men could throw spears, arrows, stones, etc., onto the decks of an enemy)
QUARTERDECK
AN AREA DESIGNATED BY THE C.O. FOR OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS. (WHEN IN PORT, WHERE THE OFFICER OF THE DECK HAS HIS/HER STATION) LOCATION DEPENDS ON OH HOW THE SHIP IS MOORED
HATCH
GIVE ACCESS THROUGH DECKS (man going through shuttle)
WATERTIGHT DOOR
ALL DOORS LEADING TO WEATHER DECKS (FORMS A WATERTIGHT SEAL WHEN PROPERLY CLOSED)
DOGS
DOORS ARE HELD CLOSED BY FITTINGS CALLED ___