I was the junior in her, a third mate, keeping watch with the chief officer; and it was just during one of the night watches in a strong, freshening breeze that I overheard two men in a sheltered nook of the main deck
exchanging these informing remarks.
Some reading was done, and much smoking and sewing, though not by the same parties; there were the monsters of the deep to be looked after and wondered at; strange ships had to be scrutinized through opera-glasses, and sage decisions arrived at concerning them; and more than that, everybody took a personal interest in seeing that the flag was run up and politely dipped three times in response to the salutes of those strangers; in the smoking room there were always parties of gentlemen playing euchre, draughts and dominoes, especially dominoes, that delightfully harmless game; and down on the main deck
, "for'rard"-- for'rard of the chicken-coops and the cattle--we had what was called "horse billiards.
Up the stairs and on the main deck
, he began to meet passengers.
Presently the main deck
came into view, and then the conning-tower opened behind me, and I turned to look into the anxious face of Bradley.
But I was glad to catch along the main deck
a few smiles on those seamen's faces at which I had hardly had time to have a good look as yet.
Beneath them, on the main deck
, two Chinese stokers were carrying breakfast for'ard across the rusty iron plates that told their own grim story of weight and wash of sea.
The bucket well at the rear of the main deck
is made from the recessed last three cross members of the deck and includes a plate on the bottom, ideal for the bucket of an excavator to sit low in without damaging the cylinder.
In all it makes for 97 seats (44 main deck
and 53 upper deck) for Club World passengers.
Perhaps the most impressive objects on the main deck
are the 14-inch guns, 10 of them, paired in five turrets.
The aircraft will seat 469 passengers across four cabins: First class at the front of the main deck
, with 14 seats and 30% more personal space, along with 60% more stowage space; Club World (business class) with 44 seats on the main deck
and 53 seats on the upper deck; World Traveller Plus (premier economy) on the upper deck will have 55 seats; and World Traveller (economy) seats are on both the main and upper deck.
Customers in First will be seated at the front of the main deck
The additional main deck
capacity available as a result of our joint venture is a vital step towards enhancing our cargo capacity, as it qualifies Oman Air to accept main deck