1959. HMS URCHIN, Jnr Stoker from Raleigh. Autumn weather.(gales) first cod war off Iceland. Coming off middle watch from the warm snug boiler room, had to go up on deck and climb into the sea boat(no warm/wet weather gear), to start the engine.......f*****g awful contankerous donk! ether cartridges and wanking handle. Not the easiest of engines at the best of times, but when you`re cold and tired and you want your hammock and it takes forever to fire up--you begin to wonder what am I do out here etc. Whats your memories?