The enlisted mess decks are the largest dining area onboard the Mighty Mo. While underway, four meals a day were served: breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight rations (called MIDRATS). During WWII and the Korean War, long wooden tables and benches were set up for meal service. The McDonald’s-style tables you see today were added as part of the ship’s 1980s modernization. Unlike the earlier folding tables and benches, these are welded to the deck to keep them secured even in the roughest seas.