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A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship. [1]

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Aft, in naval terminology, is an adjective or adverb meaning, towards the stern (rear) of the ship, when the frame of reference is within the ship, headed at the fore.

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In naval architecture an afterdeck or after deck or sometimes the aftdeck or aft deck is the open deck area toward the stern or aft back part of a ship or boat.

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Age of Sail

The Age of Sail (usually dated as 1571–1862) was a period roughly corresponding to the early modern period in which international trade and naval warfare were dominated by sailing ships, lasting from the 16th to the mid-19th century.

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Beam (structure)

A beam is a structural element that primarily resists loads applied laterally to the beam's axis.

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A binnacle is a waist-high case or stand on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman, in which navigational instruments are placed for easy and quick reference as well as to protect the delicate instruments.

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A boat is a watercraft of a large range of type and size.

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A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.

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A bollard is a sturdy, short, vertical post.

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A breezeway is an architectural feature similar to a hallway that allows the passage of a breeze between structures to accommodate high winds, allow aeration, or provide aesthetic design variation.

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Bridge (nautical)

The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded.

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Cabin (ship)

A cabin or berthing is an enclosed space generally on a ship or an aircraft.

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Capstan (nautical)

A capstan is a vertical-axled rotating machine developed for use on sailing ships to multiply the pulling force of seamen when hauling ropes, cables, and hawsers.

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Captain's gig

The captain's gig is a boat used on naval ships as the captain's taxi.

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Classification society

A classification society (however called) is a non-governmental organization that establishes and maintains technical standards for the construction and operation of ships and offshore structures.

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Cleat (nautical)

In nautical contexts, a cleat is a device for securing a rope.

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Cockpit (sailing)

A cockpit is a name for the location of controls of a vessel; while traditionally an open well in the deck of a boat outside any deckhouse or cabin, in modern boats they may refer to an enclosed area.

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In the architecture of a ship, a companion or companionway is a raised and windowed hatchway in the ship's deck, with a ladder leading below and the hooded entrance-hatch to the main cabins.

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Compartment (ship)

A compartment is a portion of the space within a ship defined vertically between decks and horizontally between bulkheads.

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Compression (physics)

In mechanics, compression is the application of balanced inward ("pushing") forces to different points on a material or structure, that is, forces with no net sum or torque directed so as to reduce its size in one or more directions.

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Conn (nautical)

The conn, also spelled cun, conne, cond, conde, and cund, is the act of controlling a ship's movements while at sea.

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Container ship

Container ships (sometimes spelled containerships) are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization.

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Corrosion is a natural process, which converts a refined metal to a more chemically-stable form, such as its oxide, hydroxide, or sulfide.

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A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization.

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Cruise ship

A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, when the voyage itself, the ship's amenities, and sometimes the different destinations along the way (i.e., ports of call), are part of the experience.

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Deck (bridge)

Deck, is the surface of a bridge, and is one structural element of the superstructure of a bridge.

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Epoxy is either any of the basic components or the cured end products of epoxy resins, as well as a colloquial name for the epoxide functional group.

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Federation of American Scientists

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is a 501(c)(3) organization with the stated intent of using science and scientific analysis to attempt to make the world more secure.

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Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.

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Fife rail

A fife rail is a design element of a European-style sailing ship used to belay the ship's halyards at the base of a mast.

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Flight deck

The flight deck of an aircraft carrier is the surface from which its aircraft take off and land, essentially a miniature airfield at sea.

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Flush deck

Flush deck is a term in naval architecture.

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The forecastle (abbreviated fo'c'sle or fo'c's'le) is the upper deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast, or the forward part of a ship with the sailors' living quarters.

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Freeboard (nautical)

In sailing and boating, a vessel's freeboard is the distance from the waterline to the upper deck level, measured at the lowest point of sheer where water can enter the boat or ship.

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Glossary of nautical terms

This is a partial glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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Gun deck

The term gun deck used to refer to a deck aboard a ship that was primarily used for the mounting of cannon to be fired in broadsides.

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In thermodynamics, heat is energy transferred from one system to another as a result of thermal interactions.

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A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.

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Helicopter deck

A helicopter deck (or helo deck) is a helicopter pad on the deck of a ship, usually located on the stern and always clear of obstacles that would prove hazardous to a helicopter landing.

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Hull (watercraft)

The hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.

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Landing craft

Landing craft are small and medium seagoing vessels such as boats, and barges, used to convey a landing force (infantry and vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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A lido is a public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun, or participate in water sports.

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Main deck

The main deck of a ship is the uppermost complete deck extending from bow to stern.

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Mast (sailing)

The mast of a sailing vessel is a tall spar, or arrangement of spars, erected more or less vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat.

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Merriam–Webster, Incorporated is an American company that publishes reference books which is especially known for its dictionaries.

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A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity.

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A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.

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A navy or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions.

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Orlop deck

The orlop is the lowest deck in a ship (except for very old ships).

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the main historical dictionary of the English language, published by the Oxford University Press.

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Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film.

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Plywood is a sheet material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.

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Polyester is a category of polymers that contain the ester functional group in their main chain.

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Poop deck

In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that forms the roof of a cabin built in the rear, or "aft", part of the superstructure of a ship.

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Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc.

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Promenade deck

The promenade deck is a deck found on several types of passenger ships and riverboats.

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The quarterdeck is a raised deck behind the main mast of a sailing ship.

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A riverboat is a watercraft designed for inland navigation on lakes, rivers, and artificial waterways.

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Scantling is a measurement of prescribed size, dimensions, or cross sectional areas.

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A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.

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Ship's wheel

A ship's wheel or boat's wheel is a device used aboard a water vessel to change that vessel's course.

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The upper deck outboard of any structures such as a coachroof or doghouse, also called a breezeway Category:Architectural elements.

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Spar (sailing)

A spar is a pole of wood, metal or lightweight materials such as carbon fibre used in the rigging of a sailing vessel to carry or support its sail.

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Sponsons are projections extending from the sides of land vehicles, aircraft or watercraft, to provide protection, stability, storage locations, mounting points, or equipment housing.

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Steerage (deck)

Steerage is the lower deck of a ship, where the cargo is stored above the closed hold.

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Stem (ship)

The stem is the most forward part of a boat or ship's bow and is an extension of the keel itself.

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The stern is the back or aft-most part of a ship or boat, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail.

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The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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Tension (physics)

In physics, tension may be described as the pulling force transmitted axially by the means of a string, cable, chain, or similar one-dimensional continuous object, or by each end of a rod, truss member, or similar three-dimensional object; tension might also be described as the action-reaction pair of forces acting at each end of said elements.

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A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Topsides on a boat, ship, or FPSO, is that part of the hull between the waterline and the deck.

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Watchstanding, or watchkeeping, in nautical terms concerns the division of qualified personnel to operate a ship continuously.

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The waterline is the line where the hull of a ship meets the surface of the water.

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Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

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Well deck

In traditional nautical use, well decks were decks lower than decks fore and aft, usually at the main deck level, so that breaks appear in the main deck profile, as opposed to a flush deck profile.

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Well dock

In modern amphibious warfare usage, a well dock or well deck, officially termed a wet well in U.S. Navy instructions when the well deck is flooded for operations, is a hangar-like deck located at the waterline in the stern of some amphibious warfare ships.

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Windward and leeward

Windward is the direction upwind from the point of reference, alternatively the direction from which the wind is coming.

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Wire rope

Steel wire rope (right hand langs lay) Wire rope is several strands of metal wire twisted into a helix forming a composite "rope", in a pattern known as "laid rope".

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Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants.

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1 Main Circuit

1 Main Circuit (1MC) is the term for the shipboard public address circuits on United States Navy and United States Coast Guard vessels.

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