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  1. The original arrangement of the foc'sle was altered after the ship left Falmouth in 1936, most likely when she was refurbished as a visitor attraction in Greenwich in 1954. The single central companionway to the anchor deck was removed and replaced with twin companionways, one either side of the central windlass, thereby making visitor circulation easier. In the process the curved pin rails at the break of the foc'sle, described by Longridge, were removed. Today, the three headsail sheets belay to the three pins on the pin rails abaft the heads on either side (see my pics att
  2. Here is a picture of Cutty Sark at the time of the Festival of Britain (1951). There is reference to the ship in the Official Guidebook, but I can find no picture of her as an exhibit. The idea was to 'test the water' to see if there was enough interest to justify raising the money for a permanent home for her. (There was !!).
  3. USS Frolick :  Would you please share your understanding of a  "topgallant fo'c'sl" deck


    Is this simply a fo'c'sl that is ABOVE the main pin rail?   Where is it in relation to a clipper with a topgallant rail above the main pin rail?

    1. uss frolick

      uss frolick

      A "top gallant forecastle" deck (as described and spelled in contemporary communications) is simply a short deck before the fore mast, usually seen on flush decked sloops-of war, that are relatively flush with the cap rail. They assist the sailors in working the anchors and foremost rigging, and in some cases it is a platform for mounting a small carronade, normally used in a boat during cutting out expeditions. Think of it as a poop deck for the bow. Here is one on a Cruiser Class brig:


      49839610482_6a103992ee_b.jpg0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr


      Hope this helps.

  4. rwiederrich


    Would you be kind enough to let me have your email address please ?




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