Located in the compartments surrounding the forward shell handling room
on OLYMPIA are magazines, or spaces used for
storage of projectiles and powder. The bulkheads surrounding the
magazine are finished with painted cork, to help to allevaite the threat
of sparks and insulate the space against heat in adjoining spaces. The
cork, however, did not exist in 1898.
The magazine, at the hatch opening leading into the Shell
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