"The powder magazines," Elim heard repeated from person to person.
Precautions were taken to secure the powder magazines from danger by cutting away the woodwork and spreading wet blankets.
Within the harbor are several islands occupied by barracks, ordnance and convict depots, and powder magazines.
I knew then that the enemy were blowing up their powder magazines.
Powder magazines were opened, and shot and shell were being hoisted to the decks.
The Confederate fire then increased; soon the whole extent of the quarters was in flames; the powder magazines were in danger.
It was fired from cannon at such inflammable targets as wooden ships or powder magazines.
Even a line-of-battle ship's powder magazines and shot and shell rooms are not illimitable.
At nightfall flames burst out on all sides, mines exploded, powder magazines blew up.
At the same time the powder magazines are opened and the great guns swing around for action, shot and shell piled up about them.