Mr Monkey took a last look at the ensign flying at the stern then scampered down a ladder to the main, or gun, deck. He went into the forward section, the cable deck, to look at the anchor chains. HMS Warrior's four heaviest anchors weighed 5.6 tons each, and it took 176 men working a capstan for four to five hours to raise one.
Return to Mr Monkey aboard HMS Warrior
Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey.