forecastle deck

forecastle deck

[′fōk·səl ‚dek]
(naval architecture)
A deck extending from the stem aft over a forecastle erection.
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extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a boa.
Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the forecastle deck.
TREASURE Some of the silver found on board the SS Gairsoppa SUNK The SS Gairsoppa was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1941 SEARCH The treasure hunters launching a probe down to inspect the SS Gairsoppa, which was carrying 200 tons of silver when it was sunk in 1941 SHIPWRECK The stern compass on top of the poop deck and, below, the ladder leading on to the forecastle deck