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A bulkhead is a wall-like partition in a starship used to aid structural integrity.

Bulkheads are numbered and divide a ship into separate parts to help keep its rigidity. Bulkheads in Star Fleet vessels built in the 24th century are made from a tritanium alloy and can be reinforced with shields to enhance the ship's overall structural integrity.

In case of structural failure, a bulkhead can be beamed away and temporarily replaced by a force field.