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formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end

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Duck below into the lantern-lit gun decks where 22 cannons (mostly long-range culverins) once thundered broadsides at Spanish traders.
Also in place today on the lower gun deck is an apron knee made of oak from the Forest of Dean, donated last month by the Forestry Commission and the Oak Society.
CUTLINE: (1 AND 2) Rex Stewart with his hand-carved model of the gun deck of the USS Constitution.
LEWIS Roteley, the junior marine onboard Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, was sent to the gun deck to fetch more men to replace the casualties above.
Padfield, a military historian and former naval officer, places the reader on the war ship's gun deck to relive naval campaigns of the Nelson era, when Britain gained supremacy over her rival, Napoleonic France, and then faced a new rival, the young United States.
The event, which runs from tomorrow until Monday at Whitby Abbey, will feature story telling, music, drama performances and even a pirate gun deck.
HMS Mersey, a River Class Patrol Vessel, sailed down the Mersey into the city yesterday, along with, inset, left, Able Seaman Les Grundy, on the gun deck Pictures: ANDREW TEEBAY/ at281010amersey-2, above; and at281010amersey-9, inset, left
I descended steep stairs, through various gun-decks, stooping always because of the limited space, and made my way through the Lower Gun Deck.
Positioned first in the East Bute Dock and later at the entrance of the West Bute Dock, her gun deck was fitted out as an institute and church for the seafaring community.
Your dad will be in my prayers, along with those for my own father, whose World War II service ran from the gun deck of his ship in Pearl Harbor on December 7 when the bombs dropped, to steaming off Honshu on September 2, 1945, as the surrender was signed in Tokyo Harbor.
Among paintings, wooden and metal artefacts being offered by Cheshire antiques dealer Patrick Payne of Phoenix Fine Art is a section of flooring from the lower gun deck, still showing traces of the red paint, which Nelson ordered to be used to disguise blood, spilt during the battle.
Viewers were led into this darkened space, handed a set of headphones, and seated on a gun deck facing two large white lenses (one convex, one concave), onto which a thirty-five-minute video was projected.
The cancellation of visits by the sailing ships Grand Turk and Pickle, plus official apathy towards Voices from the Gun Deck, a spectacular re-enactment proposed by Liverpool's tall ship Zebu, means the sole public Trafalgar Day commemoration in Liverpool will be the Liverpool Welsh Choral Society concert at Our Lady & St Nicholas Church, at 7.
It was built in 1810 and converted in 1973 by an interior designer so most of the changes, such as ground floor windows and alterations to the gun deck, were carried out when building regulations were not so strict.