Gangway (nautical)

A gangway is a narrow passage that joins the quarterdeck to the forecastle of a sailing ship. The term is also extended to mean the narrow passages used to board or disembark ships.

Modern shipping uses gangways to embark and disembark passengers. Twentieth century extendible gangways used in the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, Australia are now on the State's heritage list.[1]

See also


  1. "Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal - Extendible Gangways (Listing #4560045)". NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage. NSW Government Office. Retrieved 15 August 2015.

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