A member of the deck crew who is able to perform all the duties of an experienced seamen; certificated by examination and required years of sea service.

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WATCHSTANDING

The allocation of crew or staff to a watch.

FREEBOARD DECK

Deck to which freeboard is measured

TWEEN DECK

The space between any two adjacent decks

FLUSH DECK

The upper deck of a vessel that extends unbroken from stem to stern.

BEAR

Large squared off stone used with sand for scraping clean wooden decks.

BELOW DECKS

In or into any of the spaces below the main deck of a vessel.

COXSWAIN

The helmsman or crew member in command of a boat.

FLIGHT DECK

The flat deck used for the launch and recovery of aircraft.

GUNWALE

The upper edge of the hull. The top timber on the rail round the outer edge of the deck.

POOP DECK

The high deck on the aft superstructure of a ship.

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