The compartment in which the ship's boilers or furnaces are stoked and fired. boiler ro

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CHARTREUSE

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

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.

CABIN

A compartment for passengers or crew.

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

CHAIN LOCKER

A compartment for the stowage of anchor chain

TEST HEAD

The head or height of a column of water which will give a prescribed pressure on the vertical or horizontal sides of a compartment or tank in order to test its tightness, or strength

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