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

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Guided two-hour tours take you from the gun decks, with their view of the nearby USS Arizona Memorial, through the officers' quarters and Ward Room for a glimpse of life at sea.
solid shot penetrated the hull, huge splinters, several feet long, would spin through the confined space of the gun decks killing or maiming anyone unfortunate enough to stand in their way.
Duck below into the lantern-lit gun decks where 22 cannons (mostly long-range culverins) once thundered broadsides at Spanish traders.
At a 6-pounder on gun deck (right), youngster gets brief lesson in early naval warfare