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



Related Terms

FLUSH DECK SHIP

A ship constructed with upper deck extending throughout her entire length without a break or a superstructure, such as forecastle, bridge or poop

SHORE

A brace or prop used for support while building a ship

MAIN DECK

The continuous deck of a ship running from fore to aft. The freeboard is measured from this deck.

GROUNDING

Contact of the bottom of a ship with the sea floor

MOLDED_DEPTH

The vertical distance from the molded baseline to the top of the freeboard deck beam at side, measured at midlength of the ship

PASSENGER SHIP

A ship authorized to carry more than twelve passengers.

OIL TANKER

A ship designed for transporting oil in bulk

ANCHOR

A device used to secure a ship to the sea floor

DEADWEIGHT

The total weight in tons (2240 lb.) that a ship carries on a specified draft including fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, baggage, crew and their effects, but excluding the water in the boilers. It is the difference in weight between a vessel when it is fully loaded and when it is empty measured by the water it displaces.

ORLOP

The lowest deck in a ship having four or more decks

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