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  • Howard Waldrop's "Avast, Abaft!" runs a bunch of stock tropes together in a literal mash-up involving the HMS Pinafore, the Pirates of Penzance and Dick Deadeye, amongst others.

    Fast Ships, Black Sails (and stuff)

  • Abaft of Mr. Pulitzer's bedroom there were, on the port side, the cabins of the major-domo, the captain, the head butler, the chief engineer, an officers 'mess room, the ship's galley, a steward's mess room, and the cabins of the chief steward and one or two officers.

    An Adventure with a Genius

  • Abaft the funnel the deck was free to those of the passengers who held saloon tickets, but afore the funnel -- that is, on the bridge itself -- no one was allowed without the captain's special permission.

    Adventures in Many Lands

  • Abaft the after engine room are two more holds, divided in the same manner as the forward ones, and astern is another compartment, in which all stores are kept.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

  • Abaft these at the forward end are the grand Entrance Hall, the Library, the Music-Room and the Lounging-Room and Smoking-Room for the first cabin passengers.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • Abaft this compartment is the strong room in which are the small arms and ammunition.

    The Boy Allies with Uncle Sam's Cruisers

  • Abaft the forward turret there is a vertical armored tube resting on the protective deck and at its upper end is the conning tower, from which the ship is worked when in action and which is well safe-guarded.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • Abaft the secretaries 'cabins, and occupying the whole breadth of the boat, were a number of cabins and suites for the accommodation of Mrs. Pulitzer, other members of the family, and guests; and abaft of these, cut off by a' thwartships bulkhead, were the quarters of the crew.

    An Adventure with a Genius

  • Abaft this on the starboard side is the general lounging room for third-class passengers, while on the port-side is their smoking room with a companion way leading to the third-class dining saloon below and to the third-class cabins on the main and lower decks.

    Marvels of Modern Science

  • Abaft the torpedo tubes you have the torpedo room with spare torpedoes ready to be launched forward into the tubes and in that compartment also the torpedo men live.

    A Glimpse Into A Submarine


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