Fire onboard HMS PUMA, mid-sixties.

Shakey

War Hero
Hi all, thank you for your comments. The reason for my question many moons ago was my dad served in Puma as a killick stoker, he was on the draft that did the volcano in Tristan da cunha.

He received some minor burns fighting the fire, ended up in sick bay for a period.

He was awarded a hms puma statue on a wooden plinth.

Never knew it was arson though! Who the f%+¿ sets fire to their own ship!
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Hi all, thank you for your comments. The reason for my question many moons ago was my dad served in Puma as a killick stoker, he was on the draft that did the volcano in Tristan da cunha.

He received some minor burns fighting the fire, ended up in sick bay for a period.

He was awarded a hms puma statue on a wooden plinth.

Never knew it was arson though! Who the f%+¿ sets fire to their own ship!
Someone did that to the Bulwark just before I joined it, caused mega amount of damage to one of the diesels. It was a disgruntled stoker who didn't want to go to sea due to domestic issues.
 

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