Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Great Cabin: The Captain's quarters on a ship, located at the stern of a vessel. Often used as a meeting or dining room and of course foremost for the Captain's use. Some cannons could be located in the Great Cabin turning it into an occasional battle station (after dissassembling most of the Great Cabin and removing furniture and glass windows). Sometimes, depending on time-period and ship-type, the rudder yoke or tiller would run through this cabin from the rudder to the helm.
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