The uppermost sheltered deck that runs the entire length of a large vessel.
The principal deck, or deck below the spar deck.
Highest watertight (complete) deck aboard ship. On aircraft carriers, the hangar deck is the main deck. Mess: 1. Place where meals are eaten, such as Mess Decks, Captain's Mess, etc. 2. A group who takes meals together, such as officer's mess or chief's mess.
the continuous deck that extends between the forward and after ends of a ship
The continuous deck of a ship running from fore to aft. The freeboard is measured from this deck.
The uppermost complete deck.
The deck on which the major portion of the payload is carried.
the main continuous deck of a ship running from fore to aft; the principle deck; the deck from which the freeboard is determined.