I'm broken hearted. Started doing some research into this perplexing question (I get bored at night) and it seems, those that use Guns, quit using "Gun Powder" at the turn of the 20th century. Switched to nitrocellulose. How rude. All those beautiful clouds of smoke ad the great fireballs I color pictures of the big guns firing are not the result of Gun Powder. Some other fad stuff. Tons of the stuff in those magazines and we can't make use of any of it. Poop.
Now t see if I can find any information on the safeguards during the Age of Sail. When saylors were saylors and others were ........... Na. Anybody else have any real information on how real Gun Powder was safeguarded in the Wooden Ships??