As the “Vestal” gained on the chase, she was discovered to be a large ship, and pronounced to be flush-decked.
I took her to be a flush-decked vessel, a corvette probably.
flush-decked ships, equipped with one tier of guns: fine vessels for warm climates, from admitting a free circulation of air.
There were six feet of head-room below, and she was crown-decked and flush-decked.
She was a flush-decked vessel or corvette—large for that class of craft, with very square yards.
She was crown-decked and flush-decked, and had six feet of head-room below.
Racked into a flush-decked recess on one side of the hull was a crane arm with a two-hundred-ton lift capacity.
She was flush-decked save a large cockpit, which opened into the cabin, and which was surrounded by a 5-inch combing.
“She is flush-decked, and I make out ten ports on a side, sir,” answered Owen from aloft.
flush-decked vessels are thus termed, in contradistinction to the deep-waisted.