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The underside of a deck (your roof when below deck).



Related Terms

HEAD ROOM

The deck head (roof) height below decks.

KNEE

  1. Connects two parts roughly at right angles, e.g. deck beams to frames.
  2. A vertical rubber fender used on pushboats or piers, sometimes shaped like a human leg bent slightly at the knee.

TONS GROSS

Measure of below deck spaces and superstructure of full width.

CALK

To fill seams in a wood deck with oakum or hammer the adjoining edges of metal together to stop leaks.

SHEER STRAKE

The course of shell plating at strength deck level

DECK

A platform in a ship corresponding to a floor in a building

DECK HOUSE

Small superstructure on the top deck which contains the steering wheel and other navigational instruments.

FREEBOARD

The distance from the waterline to the upper surface of the freeboard deck at side.

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

POOP

A superstructure fitted at the after end of the upper deck

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