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Mr Monkey visits HMS Belfast, 16th March

"Let's see what's down there"

Mr Monkey looking at a hatch and steps down to the forward boiler room Mr Monkey looking at the telegraph in the forward boiler room

Mr Monkey noticed an open hatchway, and scampered down into the Forward Boiler Room. The deck above the boiler room is made of two inch armour plating, and Mr Monkey had to go through an airlock formed by a pair of armoured doors. For the safety of the boiler crew, the air pressure in the boiler room had to be kept constant; to make touring the ship easier, they leave both doors open now. Mr Monkey inspected the ship's telegraph that told the boiler crew how much steam was needed in the Forward Engine Room and whether to make smoke.

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