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Masters of the Secret of Top Speed: In the Stokehold of a Modern Battle-Ship

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In modemu naval warfare speed is a factor of vital importance, and the speed of a steam-ship of course, depends on the work of the engineers and stkers. To quote Mr. Herbert Rusell’s “A.B.C. of the Royal Navy “-” The stokers not infrequently form the largest individual branch of a modemn war-dlp’s complement. The arduous character of their work, consisting of firing the boilers and trming the bunkers, renders it neessary that they shaul be


I iie into three watches when a ship is s’temi wereo ony he is an dty at a tim …. Sh must carry a suf€.y shaqg tatkoeh cew dop and maintain her full-power capacity.” Skill and thbroughms in carrying out the task of ring is the secret of top speed, and often of resltant watchesubin cain u shp is s in ia in.] amas



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Issue 4012. - Vol CXLVIII

Mar, 11 1916

Illustrated London News