Dummy shell ready to be rammed into
"Repeat", the middle gun in Turret #1.
The guns in that Turret #1 are named Pete, Repeat and Ditto. It was
here that I began my descent to the powder rooms five decks below.
In the Pit directly below Repeat. Each
time the gun fires it recoils
40 inches rolling on the rail seen on the right of the picture. The
large corkscrew on the left moves the gun barrel up and down.
Shell hoist on one of the two shell decks
below the turret
View of the carousel on one of the shell
shells were stored along the walls of the barbarette
Powder Hoist, Turret #2 Center Gun, lots of brass
down here too, 5 decks below the gun rooms
Chutes where powder arrives to be put into
Note Immersion tank along bulkhead in the background
More Powder Chutes and hatch to deck 6 below
Are these real Powder bags hanging around
outside walls of Turret #2? That's what they look like,
I'm going to investigate further next time I'm onboard.
Powder Hoist and brass chutes in Powder
Magazine beneath Turret #2
More brass chutes leading to Powder Doors
seen in earlier pictures above
More Brass chutes to move powder bags to
hoists, guess they used
brass for these chutes to avoid the danger of sparks in the magazine
One more shot inside Powder Magazine for
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