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Early posts discussed Royal Navy ‘stokers’ shovelling coal into boilers down in the engine rooms.
HMS KENT was a cruiser and Flagship of the China Station and a frequent visitor to Hong Kong.
Published by YE OLDE PRINTERIE LTD, Hong Kong, “An Illustrated record of her commission as flag ship of the China Station,” is a detailed diary of the cruises she undertook during 1934-36.
The book lists all the crew members of which approximately 160 are listed as ‘Stokers,’ these include various ranks of stoker. The total crew numbered 770 <Read more ...>