Quick release are chains. Guess I'm so used to seeing it just don't remember seeing it.
The 20 man life rafts are strapped down and have a quick release set on them. If the ship sinks it will automatically release and a painter line attached will auto inflate the raft.
Thing in the middle is a light stack. Stern running light and other things.
You can see someone pointed out in the pic about the windows. That is the FLYCO position and it merges with the top of the hangar.
When you add the deck locker on the quarterdeck, you ca