Don’t think this is the normal way to feed ammunition into the magazine. I would think the magazine would be below deck in a carousel, this looks dangerous even along side let alone having to reload at sea. The turret for sure is unable to hold a large number of shells and would need reloading if the magazine in it.When would you load a round like this ?
Is this done only in case the normal feed mechanism fails somehow or is this the way to feed rounds into the magazine ?
I would assume there is an easier way to access the magazine.