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the watertightsuperstructure 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
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
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.