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The Poop Deck

Nomadic

 
 
The Poop Deck Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
1. The Poop Deck Marker
Inscription.  

From the quayside, third-class passengers boarded Nomadic through gates on either side of the poop deck, separated from the first and second-class passengers. Then they descended the stairway to enter the third-class deck.

The hatch leads to the boatswain's (or bosun's) store, a storage compartment below deck at the stern. A steam-powered steering gear that powered the ship[']s rudder originally sat at the centre of the deck. A telegraph for communication with the crew below in the engine deck was also located on the deck. The flagstaff located on the poop deck flew the French tricolor.

'Poop' comes from a French word for a ship's stern.

[Illustration captions, from top to bottom, read]

Left Plan showing poop deck

Below View of Nomadic's poop deck, c.1920s.

Above Crew members prepare the gangway for passengers disembarking a liner. Mooring ropes are coiled neatly on the poop deck.
 
Location. 54° 36.371′ N, 5° 54.682′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Down. Marker is on Queens Road, on the

The Poop Deck Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
2. The Poop Deck Marker
left when traveling north. On the SS Nomadic, part of the Titanic Belfast complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hamilton Dock, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT3 9DT, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (a few steps from this marker); Hamilton Dock By Numbers (a few steps from this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Belfast's Industrial Growth (a few steps from this marker); Nomadic in Hamilton Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Belfast's Industrial Growth (within shouting distance of this marker); Building the Dock 1864-1867 / Hamilton Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hamilton Dock Stone Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen's Island Shipyard / Hamilton Dock (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .
1. SS Nomadic. (Submitted on June 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Poop deck at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
SS Nomadic Stern Poop Deck image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 14, 2019
3. SS Nomadic Stern Poop Deck
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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