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Deadlights

Wooden covers for openings.


Deck

Floor. The flat surface topping the hull, also describes the "levels" of the ship's hull. A typical frigate's decks are (from the uppermost): Spar or weather deck, gun deck, berth deck, orlop, and the hold, which is the very bottom of the ship. Other "decks" were named by convention, such as the "quarterdeck."


Deck Fence

An upward extension of the sponson wall that rises above the deck.


Deckhead

What landsmen call the ceiling. To really throw you off, the "ceiling" in a ship is the planks on the inside of the hull.


Deck Trap

Same as deck fence.


Deep Hull

A deep V shaped hull designed usually for speed.


Depot Ship


Derrick

Swinging spar for moving cargo.


Destroyer


Displacement

Descriptive of a powerboat design in which a large section of the hull is always underwater.


Display Cases

Once complete it is a good idea to finish the model and keep it clean with a display case. There are a number of different ways in which a display case may be constructed. more......


Dock Landing Ship


Dogvane

A small banner to show the relative direction of the wind.


Dolphin Striker

V-shaped boom pointing downwards at intersection of bowsprit and jib boom.


Draught

The amount of water required to float a vessel.


Dredger

Vessel used for digging or clearing port entries.


Drifter


Drone


Dumb Hopper


Dunnage

Belongings.


Dutch Coaster


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