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[′dek ‚hau̇s]
(naval architecture)
A low building or superstructure, such as a cabin, constructed on the top deck of a ship which may or may not extend to the edges of the deck.



(1) An enclosed structure on a ship’s main deck or on superstructures that does not extend to the sides. Living quarters and administrative and duty rooms, usually arranged in several tiers, are located in the deckhouse.

(2) A separate duty room on a ship, which, depending on its purpose, is known variously as the pilothouse, chart house, conning tower (on naval warships), or radio room.

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In Servia (1882) smoking room, music room and ladies' boudoir share deckhouses on the same deck; in Umbria and Etruria (1884), the upper deck houses a smoking room and music room while the ladies' room has again migrated to the promenade deck, above.
Her deckhouses held not only a smoking room and a ladies' boudoir, but attached to the latter was something new - a large music room, essentially a drawing room.
However, on Britannic at least, at the head of the central companionway - the main thoroughfare between the deckhouse and the saloon below - was what is variously described as a large room or a large lobby, provided with sofas, adjacent to the smoking room.
The smoking room is located on the main deck rather in the aft deckhouse.
In Servia, however, the music room and adjacent ladies' boudoir are in a large deckhouse, aft; in Umbria, the music room forms the bow end of the large main deckhouse.
Male smokers were typically allocated a deckhouse shelter for smoking, which was not allowed below decks.
27) A deckhouse smoking room was linked to the deck below by a companion way.
33) The status of the smoking room deckhouse was upgraded by a direct passage from the saloon through ".
Russell, a mechanical engineer, runs a program called aperstructures that seeks to eliminate antenna apertures on stick masts by incorporating the systems onto the sides of ships' deckhouses.
But there will be fewer masts and, as a result, noticeably less antennas and arrays poking out the tops of the deckhouses.
But BIW competitor Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi built the deckhouses for the first two stealth destroyers, the DDG 1000, the future USS Zumwalt, which is nearing completion; and the DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Mansoor, due in late 2014 or 2015