Seeing he could do nothing, Walter ran for the shelter of one of the companionways.
The men below crowd up the companionways from the troop-decks.
There is a Japanese guard on board, which has occupied all the companionways.
It is improbable that the engine and skylight hatches were used for ladderways, passing scuttles, or companionways.
Another troublesome question was the doubtful arrangement of the four companionways on the spar deck.
In a small ship like the Manila, the captain and the seven crew members could hear any conversation in the companionways.
The deck was unbroken except for the hatchway forward, and two companionways.
Already every soul on board the huge vessel was fleeing along the companionways and corridors.
They tumbled and jostled down the companionways 22 only to find the wise and forethoughtful had prempted every chair.
Four or five of those below never reached the deck at all––the water rushing down the companionways cut them off.