jun 7, 2000 the floors of a ship are called decks, the walls are called bulkheads, and the aimed at developing a complete engineering definition of the ship to a level . extensions of the shell plating above the deck are called bulwarks.
shell plating is the outer-most structure on the hull of a steel or aluminum ship or boat. stringer: is a special strake of the strength deck plating. it is the strake that connects the strength deck to the side shell. strength deck: is a special deck.