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Question of gbn (10.28.2015): What’s the name of the large protruding piece in the bow of a ship which is used to manipulate the anchor?
The CatheadA: This is the cathead.
This is a very thick solid piece of wooden frame that overflows the forecastle and contains clans (notch/cuts) serving high hoist pulley.

Thanks to @DirkPuehl for his help.
© Illustration Stephen Biesty "A bord d'un vaisseau de Guerre", published by Gallimard.




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Is it true that the carpenter (a leading master) received a larger share of booty than the rest of the crew? In what way?
On a boat which is the port and which is the starboard?
For some time I've been wanting to know what makes the rudder turn. Can you help me?
Hello, I saw some names of ships before the term "HMS". I want to know what it means. Thank you. :)
Hello! The hold where the powder was stored had a special name, a feminine name (I think). Do you know it?

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