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A set of steps leading from a ship's deck down to a cabin or lower deck.
- ‘The master stateroom is aft and can be reached either from the main saloon or a companionway off the aft deck.’
- ‘The main points of interest on the three deck levels are the railings, lifeboat davits and companionways.’
- ‘The main saloon of the Mariner has a settee to starboard just inside the companionway and a convertible dinette to port.’
- ‘Central to this deck level was a companionway leading back towards the bow.’
- ‘Other key features such as bollards and companionways are still visible and rumour has it the engine room can still be penetrated.’
- ‘Extending his hand to her, he supported her as she picked her way down the companionway to the main deck.’
- ‘I made one more trip forward, through the big main cabin, and climbed up the steps of the forward companionway.’
- ‘Once on deck, his escort left him, waiting on the main deck next to the companionway.’
- ‘To minimize maintenance, the only wood used in the entire boat is the tiller and the only opening to the area below deck is the companionway.’
- ‘The pilots' compartment was reached through the companionway leading from the cabin.’
- ‘Heading back towards the line, past the holds and the wheelhouse, the starboard companionway retains a little more of its wooden cover than the port side does.’
- ‘She recovered herself and cautiously took two steps up the companionway, just enough to see around her.’
- ‘Going out of the bridge by a side door, he ran along the deck space between the wall and the railing, toward the companionway that led down to the dock the ship was tied to.’
- ‘I took a relaxed look inside the wheelhouse and made my way along a short companionway to the small aft section.’
- ‘Back at deck level I searched for the companionway to lead me into the ship.’
- ‘Hornblower stepped into the companionway, walking to her cabin.’
- ‘There is easy access to companionways and cabins, with open hatches and large windows to swim through.’
- ‘Further aft, the deck reforms and you can see the engine room, with companionways on either side, and doors and spaces where brass portholes used to be.’
- ‘Storage is beneath the berth cushions, and an optional portable toilet fits along the companionway.’
- ‘Having heard steps in the companionway, she decided to leave the cabin.’
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