Camera della cornpagna, the storeroom for provisions on board ship, is the use of "companion" for the framed windows over a hatchway on the deck of a ship, and also for the hooded entrance-stairs to the captain's cabin.
All hands took their turn at the pumps, alternately bailing at the fore hatchway.
As I was stationed but a short distance from the main hatchway, I could catch a glance at all who were carried below.
Next to the turret base a large hatchway ( 7 ) provides access to the space behind the secondary armament.
We slipped through the small hatchway into total blackness.