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Factory Ship


Faked

Arranged in an organised fashion, sometimes with artistic touches.


Fast Electric

A small but fast electric powered boat.


Fast Patrol Ship


Fathom

A depth of 6 feet or one hundredth part of a cable.


Fence

A small aerodynamic device fixed to the top of a wing or hull.


Ferry


Fire Support Ship


Flags

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Flap

See: Elevator.


Flat Bottom

A hull that is shallow or flat bottomed. Typically seen used in very shallow water.


Fleet Auxiliary


Fleet Support Ship


Flemish Knot

flemish knot


Flotsam

Floating goods lost by shipwreck or thrown overboard.


Foc'sle

Forecastle; forward part of ship. Originally "Fore Castle."


Footrope

Rope under the yards that sailor stand on while making sail.


Fore

The front of the boat - the sharp end.

Prefix referring a component of the foremast... foretop, forechains, fore backstay, etc.


For'ard

Forward


Foul

To tangle


Foul winds

Wind directions not suited for the direction the ship is trying to go, i.e., very slow travelling


Freezer Trawler


Freighter


Frequencies

See also: Radio Frequencies.


Freshening

Wind getting stronger


Frigate


Full-rigged Ship


Futtock Shrouds

Shrouds underneath the top (see) from the mast to the top rim, or edge.


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