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deadlight

[′ded‚līt]
(naval architecture)
A strong plate or a cover with light-obstructing baffles fitted over ventilation ports or windows in stormy weather.
A strong glass or plastic window set in the deck or side of a ship to admit light.

fixed light, deadlight, fast sheet, stand sheet, fixed sash

A window or an area of a window which does not open; glazed directly in a fixed frame that does not open.
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But we do not accept the idea that enough water could have made it through even with four broken deadlights, to sink the ship.
Operation Deadlight took place from Lisahally, Northern Ireland, and Loch Ryan, Scotland, in the autumn of 1945 and winter of 1946.
They probably didn't know the complexities of seamanship or the need to close the deadlights after they logically opened them for air needed in their hiding place, which allowed stormy lake water to pour into the ship.
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Brought before the Williamstown bench for striking in May, 1869, the crew of the Clymene claimed the ship was heavily laden and the captain was driving her so hard that water came through scuttle and deadlights, flooding their quarters and contributing to bad ventilation and smells emanating from the hold.
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was piped and every man off duty headed below to get what rest he could while deadlights were screwed down on portholes, hatches were closed and thick canvas blackout curtains drawn.
The units are of steel portal frame construction under a pitched corrugated asbestos insulated roof with intermittent deadlights.
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