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Nautical Terms

Bay: A stowage facility for auxiliary vessels, consumables or goods such as "shuttlebay" or "cargo bay".

Beam: The widest part of the ship or a point alongside the ship. (eg, Worf; "Probe is standing abeam" meaning the probe was steady alongside the Enterprise.)

Bow: The forward section (or fore) of a ship.

Bridge: The main command center of a ship where course is set and essential operations of the ship is monitored.

Brig: A secure area where prisoners are held.

Corridor: The hallway/ passage way of a ship or starbase.

Deck: A floor or level of a ship usually oriented horizontally. Often used to describe the walking surface of floors within a ship or the outermost habitable section of a ship.

Engineering: (or Engine Room) area that contains the ship's engines and power generators.

Hangar deck: is an alternate term for small-craft storage and launch/landing area also called a "shuttlebay".

Head: The bathroom facilities on board a ship.

Port (opening): An opening in a hull or bulkhead. Not to be confused with the left side of a vessel.

Port (side): The left side of a ship from the perspective of a person standing on board and facing the bow of the ship.

Quarters: Sleeping area(s) for the crew.

Sickbay: The ship's hospital. Called an infirmary on planet or base-side facilities.

Stern: The rear section (or aft) of a ship.

Starboard: The right side of a ship from the perspective of a person standing on board and facing the bow of the ship.

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