The following nautical terms are used in the descriptions of my boat, ship, and/or spaceship models. If you are unfamiliar with nautical terminology you may find this guide useful:
|bow||the front, or nose, of the ship|
|stern||the rear of the ship|
|fore||toward the bow|
|aft||toward the stern|
|starboard||right hand side, facing forward|
|port||left hand side, facing forward|
|cabin||small living quarters|
|stateroom||larger living quarters|
|ladder||stairway (assuming you have gravity)|
|companionway||a raised hatch with a ladder leading down into the cabin (should this apply to an airlock perhaps?)|
Please post comments with any suggestions for changes.
EDIT 9/9/2009: Added companionway and galley.