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Bulkhead hull breach

A hull breach in a bulkhead of DS9 in 2369

"Sir, we have a bulkhead breach."

A bulkhead was a wall-like partition in a starship or space station used to aid structural integrity.

Bulkheads were numbered and divided a ship into separate parts to help keep its rigidity. Bulkheads in Starfleet vessels built in the 24th century, specifically of the Galaxy-class and Intrepid-class, were composed of tritanium alloy and could be reinforced with shields to enhance the ship's overall structural integrity. (TNG: "Where Silence Has Lease"; VOY: "Repentance")

In case of structural failure, a bulkhead could be beamed away and temporarily replaced by a force field. (TNG: "Schisms")

In 2369, the bulkheads aboard space station Deep Space 9 were broken by several hull breaches caused by graviton pulses of the embryonic lifeform. (DS9: "Q-Less")

While searching the debris of destroyed Vor'cha-class attack cruiser IKS Toh'Kaht, Jadzia Dax and Miles O'Brien found pieces of the ship's secondary hull and bulkheads in the debris. (DS9: "Dramatis Personae")

Jadzia Dax claimed she could hear Kor snoring through the bulkheads of the USS Rio Grande in 2372. (DS9: "The Sword of Kahless")

Elim Garak had "a sudden and somewhat violent encounter with a bulkhead" when the USS Defiant was attacked by the Dominion early in the Dominion War. (DS9: "A Time to Stand")

In the final draft script of ENT: "The Catwalk", Charles Tucker III used the phrase "driving me up the bulkhead!" in reference to annoyance he had about a group of Takret who were temporarily residing aboard Enterprise NX-01. The phrase, clearly a version of the real-world idiom "drive up the wall", is not used in the final edit of the episode, though, in which Tucker instead states, "driving me crazy!"

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