Amidships. Amidships is a point about halfway between
the bow and stern and the sides of the boat.
A t h w a r t s h i p s .
When something is said to be
athwartships, its across the boat from side to side.
Forward end (fore). The forward end (fore) of the boat is
Inboard. Inboard usually describes the area inside the
boat or an object nearer the centerline of the boat.
Outboard. Outboard describes the area furthermost
from the boats centerline or beyond the side of a
Starboard. When facing forward of the boat, your
right-hand side is the starboard.
Port. When you are facing forward of the boat, your
left-hand side is the port.
Figure 7-13 shows a 26-foot personnel boat with
features that are similar to most Navy boats.
Figure 7-11.Combatant craft of the U.S. Navy.