What is meaning of Superstructure of ships ?

A superstructure is a decked structure on the freeboard deck, extending from side to side of the ship or with the side plating not being inboard of the shell plating more than 4% of the breadth (B).

A raised quarter-deck is regarded as a superstructure. (Raised quarter-decks are often associated with smaller ships. With the machinery space sited aft and being proportionally larger in smaller ships there is a tendency for the ship to be trimmed by the head when fully loaded. To prevent this, the height of the aftermost holds may be increased to increase deadweight aft; this is achieved by means of a raised quarter-deck.)

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