The forward battery was also known as "officers' country". The officers' worked, ate and slept in this area. The most senior enlisted men, chief petty officers, also berthed in this compartment but they ate in the Crew's Mess. Below this compartment is another battery compartment like the one located under the crew's living space. On your right as you enter the compartment from the control room is the yeoman's office where reports were prepared and records kept.