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Mr Monkey visits HMS Belfast, 16th March

"There's not much room at all in here"

Mr Monkey in the forward messdeck Mr Monkey in the capstan room

Forward of the barbettes Mr Monkey found one of the forward messdecks. This is one of the places where the Belfast's ratings slept in hammocks (or on the floor when the crew was enlarged in wartime). Beyond there was another cramped space full of machinery to drive the capstans on the deck above when the anchors needed to be moved. Mr Monkey couldn't go any further forward, so he went back to look for some steps upwards.

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