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Mr Monkey visits HMS Belfast, 16th March

"You can make the helmsman turn his wheel from here"

Mr Monkey in the Compass Platform Mr Monkey looking into the Admiral's Sea Cabin

Forward of the Operations Room Mr Monkey visited the Compass Platform. This is where the Captain, or the Officer of the Watch, decided which way the Belfast would sail (provided they remembered to tell the helmsman in the Forward Steering Position). On the floor beneath the Compass Platform, Mr Monkey peeked into the Admiral's Sea Cabin. Both the Admiral and Captain had their main quarters to the stern of the ship; the Sea Cabins were to give them somewhere to lie down close to the Compass Platform during exercises or protracted action.

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