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Surviving records from that time indicate that she could certainly accommodate 180 casks of wine in her cargo hold.
The gun room might also house a pair of stern chasers, small cannons used to fire out the stern of the ship.
The gun deck was where the passengers resided during the voyage, in a space measuring about 50 by 25 feet (15.2 m × 7.6 m) with a five-foot (1.5 m) overhead (ceiling).
But it was also a dangerous place in conflict, as it had port and starboard gun ports from which cannon could be run out to fire on the enemy.
The Pilgrim ship Mayflower was square-rigged and beak-bowed with high, castle-like structures fore and aft that served to protect the ship's crew and the main deck from the elements—designs that were typical with English merchant ships of the early 17th century.
Her stern carried a 30-foot high, square aft-castle which made the ship extremely difficult to sail against the wind and unable to sail well against the North Atlantic's prevailing westerlies, especially in the fall and winter of 1620, and the voyage from England to America took more than two months as a result.
The poop house was on this deck, which may have been for passengers' use either for sleeping or cargo.