Quarter deck

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Quarter Deck

a quarter deck or quarterdeck is the deck area above the main deck and aft on a vessel. On a sailing vessel, it is aft of the main mast. The quarter deck can include the poop deck if fitted. Quarter decks are distinguished by usage. This area would primarily be used by officers for observation, crew addresses, or hosting of guests. The quarter deck also refers to any deck by which crew or personnel embark the vessel.

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