In a three-decker the next is called the middle-deck, and the lowest deck on which guns are carried the lower-deck.
Saying this, the good Captain descended to the lower-deck with the surgeon.
Its violence was greatest in the Richard, where it had been communicated below from the lower-deck guns of the Serapis.
We all followed, and found ourselves the sole possessors of the lower-deck.
A salute of minute-guns was opened on the lower-deck as the coffin was lowered into the first boat.
Also, an iron loop-hooked bolt moving on a pin, used for fastening the lower-deck port-bars.
Sometimes, when the lower-deck guns were fought in a gale, the men stood knee deep in water.
They were usually, in the last French war, 50's and 64's; and with the lower-deck guns taken out, were roomy and airy.
The order was given to muster the soldiers and lower-deck passengers, and in a few minutes they were all upon the main-deck.
All sorts o' places they said it comed from—mizen-chains, quarter-galleries, lower-deck ports, and davit-boats.