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Credit: Oregon Historical Society, #OrHi 2158.15

Ammunition magazine for the 13" guns. The magazine is used to store the 13" projectiles in a secure yet accessible location to service the main guns. Propellant for the projectiles is stored separately in an adjacent magazine, usually called a powder flat. 


Above: The lethal cargo of the ships' magazine, thirteen inch shells.


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