How Did They Get To The Forecastle

Am writing another research article and am curious as to the following:

When the lookouts left their quarters on E-deck, did they go up to the forward well deck and from there to the forecastle and thence the crow's nest? Or did they come up the hatchway forward of the mast?
Hello Richard,

On the understanding that the lookouts were berthed in the Seamen's quarters on E-deck then they would have used the internal access-stairs from those quarters up to C-deck. The entrance to the Crow's Nest was right alongside, just forward of the Crew Hospital.