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Aftcastle vs. Forecastle — What's the Difference?

Aftcastle vs. Forecastle — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Aftcastle and Forecastle

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Aftcastle

Raised part of the upper deck at the stern of a ship.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

The forecastle ( (listen) FOHK-səl; contracted as fo'c'sle or fo'c's'le) is the upper deck of a sailing ship forward of the foremast, or, historically, the forward part of a ship with the sailors' living quarters. Related to the latter meaning is the phrase "before the mast" which denotes anything related to ordinary sailors, as opposed to a ship's officers.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

The forward part of a ship below the deck, traditionally used as the crew's living quarters.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

The section of the upper deck of a ship located at the bow forward of the foremast.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

A superstructure at the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed. See Usage Note at boatswain.
Sep 15, 2019
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Forecastle

(nautical) A raised part of the upper deck at the front of a ship.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

(nautical) Crew's quarters located at the forward part of a ship.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

A short upper deck forward, formerly raised like a castle, to command an enemy's decks.
Sep 15, 2019

Forecastle

Living quarters consisting of a superstructure in the bow of a merchant ship where the crew is housed
Sep 15, 2019

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