Lower 5" Handling Room

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This room contains the projectile hoist and the powder hoist used to send ammunition to the gun crew inside the 5"/38 caliber gun turret. Shells and projectiles for the gun were fed from the magazine through this compartment to the Ingham's main gun located on the deck above.

Six men manned the Upper Handling Room during combat or firing exercises. The men removed projectiles and power cases from the Dredger Hoist and passed them into the handling room through the ammunition scuttle.