Quarters

What does "Quarters" mean?

Today it means: Military house or place to live.

Officers onboard ship would have their cot located in the most comfortable quarter of the ship. These were either the port or starboard quarter which is an area 45' either side of the stern. This is the part of the least affected by the motion of the vessel.

See also: Beat to quarters  and: Panic stations  and: Quarter

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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