forepeak


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fore·peak

 (fôr′pēk′)
n.
The section of a ship's hold that is within the angle made by the bow, used for trimming or for storage of cargo.

forepeak

(ˈfɔːˌpiːk)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the interior part of a vessel that is furthest forward
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Its bent and broken wings and shattered stays sprawled amidst new splintered wood, and its forepeak stuck into the ground.
But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship, in the bows, and roared loudly: amidships also he showed his wonders and created a shaggy bear which stood up ravening, while on the forepeak was the lion glaring fiercely with scowling brows.
As I did not wish to screw on the fresh-water pump so late, I went forward whistling, and with a key in my hand to unlock the forepeak scuttle, intending to serve the water out of a spare tank we kept there.
Our review boat had the owner's forepeak with island queen-sized double and a separate shower/head but an offset bed is a useful option here that creates a lounge bench area.
Robert Lackenby, a 31-year-old foreman welder, from Heaton, was on deck when he heard shouts of fire and saw smoke belching out of the forepeak.
The spacious four double cabin, two head layout gives plenty of room for groups or families, plus an additional forepeak berth is ideal for children or simply extra storage.
Inside the cabin are four berths, the forepeak and two bunks.
The deck's thickness in the area of the forepeak had literally rusted to the thickness of a razor blade," reports Donald Brodie, then AMSAs technical adviser on marine pollution and coordinator of Australia's federal effort to stabilize the ship.
Accommodations include four double cabins with en suite heads and showers and an additional berth in each forepeak (one with a head).
Handily, a double can split in two; plus there's a forepeak cabin for crew or visiting teenagers.