NJROTC Shipboard Terminology
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The stairs from a ship to a dock/pier; brow.
Mooring space assigned to a ship; pier
Vertical walls inside a ship. Also known as "Partition".
Rooms inside a ship.
A platform were lookouts are stationed
Floor. Horizontal divisions of a ship into layers
The weight of a ship usually measure in tons (2000lbs). It is equivalent to the weight of water that is pushed away when the ship is placed in the water. This is used to determine the weight of the ship. CV/CVN~80,000 tons; DD/DDG~10,000 tons
Lock on hatches / doors
The national flag that is flown at the stern (in port) or main mast (underway).
Deck edge; The intersection of the main deck with the shell or side plating.
Opening-like-doors from deck to deck.
Steering wheel of the ship
Outer walls of the ship
A portable ladder made of rope or metal used to climb up the side of a ship.
Bottom most part of the ship
The device at the stern that controls ship's directions
Drains on the main deck. Located on the gunwales.
STACKS (SMOKE STACKS)
The rectangular blue part of the US flag containing the stars. Flown on the bow of the ship
The decks that are exposed to all the elements (rain, snow, heat of the sun, etc.)
Direction towards the front (bow) of the ship.
Direction towards the back (stern) of the ship
To go up to the main deck or above.
To go down (as in downstairs).
The crosswise direction in the main deck from port to starboard or vice versa.
The direction or movement from either side (port or starboard) towards the centerline.
The direction or movement from the centerline towards the side (port or starboard).
The left of a ship.
The right of a ship.
Area above the superstructure decks, i.e. mast. It may also mean to climb the mast, stacks, or any other areas above superstructure
The midpoint section of the ship.
Back of the ship
The front part of the ship
The Command and Control of the ship; helm is located here
An imaginary line that runs fore and aft (lengthwise).
The vertical distance between the keel and the waterline
The aft (rear) part of the main deck
The forward (front) part of the main deck
The vertical distance between the waterline and the main deck
The kitchen in the ship; place where food is prepared
The uppermost of the decks that run continuously from bow to stern.
The after most part of a vessel
The structures above a ship's main deck
Officer's messing compartment
The designated entrance of a ship; The location where the CDO is usually found when in port.
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