Stokers/Submariner history

Discussion in 'Submariners' started by IlikeB33r, Jan 8, 2016.

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  1. My class have our end of course presentation soon, would anyone be able to provide me any factual information or provide sources where I can draw information from.

    Anything on submariner stokers, or stokers in general?

    Cheers shippers.
  2. Submarine museum, 15 minute walk from Sultan.
  3. Yeah, we're going there too. It's information more pointed towards what stokers done during WW2 (preferably submariners)
  4. Well, you can call me boring, but just for a wheze, I Googled 'submarine stokers in ww2'

    guess what............
  5. Believe it or not.. We've been doing that as well. But as a given this site is full of people in the mob and ex mob so I thought I'd ask the question.
  6. Is there something specific you're looking for...?
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    One of the great tragedies (pre WW2) was the loss of HMS Thetis (below). Only three men survived. Last man out was Leading Stoker Arnold:

    This is about one of the most factually accurate books, I believe:
    HMS Thetis

    Another good one to look into is the sinking of HMS Artemis, alongside at HMS Dolphin (1956) whilst preparing to take-on fuel.
  8. Most WW2 era!

    That's great! Thanks for that Ninja, definitely going to be included.
  9. Yes - read that book - very thorough. And a bloody good read too.
  10. Other than steam driven stokers being the absolute cream, I have nothing to add...
  11. Double thick? Clotted?
  12. Artemis sank in 1971
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  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Whoops, you are correct.

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