Actually on that ship, the "Sugar Importer" we had a pantry, usually used during for a fry-up during night cargo watches and to perhaps make toast after a night watch.
On this occasion (16/1/1974 hurricane force winds at the entrence of the English Channel) we had the Captain, three Mates, Bosun and three AB's
"living" in the centre castle for about 12 hours and the pantry was used to the full. We soon established a cooking routine.
The Cadets cabin was not in use and Bosun and AB's used this. It really was a case of "all muck in and get it done"
The following day the storm vanished and we steamed up the Channel in almost Spring like weather!