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Malcolm Lewis
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    Mentioning the term Parts of Ship I believe this relates to the administrative Divisions within a warship and even in recent times these divisions still used the old nomenclature from sailing ship days such as forecastle as David and Paul note, and even foretop and maintop in WW2 battleships. In destroyers the midships division was called the “iron deck”.
    I recall that in my training ship, the converted carrier Indefatigable, my Part of Ship cleaning station was the compass flat somewhere in the bowels of the ship. We were seldom disturbed down there as very few knew where it was.
    Does anyone know how Divisions are named today?