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Mess deck

The Mess Deck was the part of the ship where members of the crew would sleep, eat and relax when not on duty. The Officers were placed at the stern of the ship, and had their own Wardroom and tiny cabins for privacy. The ordinary sailors strung flimsy hammocks above their rough benches, literally shoulder to shoulder. Between them were the ship's complement of Royal Marines, strategically positioned to deter any thoughts of mutiny.

A. Tiller,the complex system of chains and pulleys that connected the wheel up on the Quarter Deck to the rudder
B. Surgeon
C. Royal Marine Officer
D. Wardroom, where the Officers would dine and congregate
E. Cabins,although cramped afforded the Officers at least some privacy
F. The Mess, home to the majority of the crew

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24th March

Opening Times

11:00 - 16.00 daily

National Museum of the Royal Navy 
Jackson Dock
Maritime Avenue
TS24 0XZ

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