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David Hepper
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    Most large ships had the magazine forward, but in smaller vessels, like Sloops, they were situated aft, usually under the cabins. See the plans at:

    https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/84312.html
    https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/83938.html

    The magazines would have contained both barrels of powder and ready-use linen cartridges