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Mr Monkey aboard HMS Victory, 29th August

"It's not really alight, that stove"

Mr Monkey looking into the galley Mr Monkey looking at the ship's stove

Mr Monkey went down some steps to the middle gun deck. He scampered along to look into the galley and the very large stove beside it. The stove burned coal and wood and had two large coppers for boiling things, ovens for baking bread, and a condensor which produced fresh water. The cooks had to produce three meals a day for a crew of over 800 men and boys.

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