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Originally a compartment on the lower gundeck of a sailing man-of-war which was used as a mess by the junior midshipmen. Later, when the gunroom was also the mess of sub-lieutenants, it was moved up to the main deck. Today, there are no gunrooms in Royal Navy warships, all officers using the wardroom as their mess.

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