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forecastle the watertight superstructure raised above the upper continuous deck at the forward end of a ship; usually used as storerooms for mooring ropes, paint, deck stores, etc.; sometimes abbreviated as foc's'le

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bulwark shell plating about one metre in height built around the outboard edge of upper deck from forecastle to poop to protect men and cargo against rough seas
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catwalk an elevated walkway running in the fore and aft direction along the centreline of a ship from poop deck to forecastle deck; provides safe acccess to bow during heavy seas; generally found in large tanker
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dutch bow of tug, bow with a raised forecastle head designed for heavy weather service
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poop the watertight superstructure raised above the upper continuous deck at the after end of a ship; usually forms part of the accommodation

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wave breaker a stiffened steel panel erected on continuous upper deck in port and starboard sides or at forecastle deck to absorb and dissipate the waves coming onboard
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well decker refers to any type of vessel with a forecastle and the superstructure higher than (usually 1 deck higher) the upper coninuous deck forming a "well"; generally this design is common on older and smaller vessel such as general cargo, small tanker, etc.
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