[ Post a Response | The SteelNavy.Com Message Board ]
Fore and Aft and I have been nearly tossed out on a cruiser...
athwartships would be much worse. I have slept on 26 US ships from an ARS to a CVN including a SSBN, 1 Italian CV, 1 British, 3 Canadian DDH, and 1 Dutch and have visited countless others - all had for and aft bunks. I even slept in a pipe rack on USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
Also most ships have fore and aft ladders but the Canadian Tribals had athwarship ladders with low hand rails - not fun in heavy seas.
I have served on 6 slept on
SteelNavy.Com Home Page