A compartment for passengers or crew.

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CHARTREUSE

The compartment, especially in the royal navy, from which the ship was navigated.

FLUSHING BOARD

Board inserted vertically in a cabin entrance.

FASHION BOARDS

Loose boards that slide in grooves to close off a companionway or cabin entrance.

STEERING FLAT

The compartment containing the steering gear.

WHEELHOUSE

The compartment on a ship where the wheel is located; also called pilothouse or bridge.

SICK BAY

The compartment reserved for medical purposes.

FORECABIN

A cabin in fore part of ship

HOLD

A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo.

SKYLIGHT

A framework fitted over a dock opening for admitting light and air into the compartment below

DOUBLE BOTTOM

Compartments at the bottom of a ship between inner bottom and the shell plating, used for fresh water, ballast water, fuel oil, etc

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