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The inside fixed trunk of a gun mounting in a warship on which the turret revolved. It contained the shell and cordite hoists from the shell-room and magazine. It was originally the name given to a raised platform on the deck of a warship protected by armour on the sides, on which heavy guns were mounted, and which fired over the armour.

See also warfare at sea.

See also warfare at sea.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.


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