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stokehold

Nautical
1. a coal bunker for a ship's furnace
2. the hold for a ship's boilers; fire room
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Most of the Liverpool crew died, including chief engineer Joseph Bell and several others from the engine room and stokeholds. They perished trying to keep the ship afloat and illuminated as long as possible.
Light and ventilation were almost completely lacking, which meant that the huge bank of ranges produced an atmosphere straight out of the stokeholds of hell, and the maze of bootrooms, larders, stores and pantries, which even fairly simple nineteenth-century homes required if they were to function at all adequately, were either incomplete or inadequate, or had been deleted from the plans altogether during one of the various bouts of cost-cutting.
Crew members then worked feverishly to jettison the cargo but water cascaded into the stokeholds until the firemen were working up to their waists.