HMCS Ontario, Engine Room Photos, 1945.
I never entered an engine room or boiler room during my time in the Navy, so my knowledge
of what's happening in the photos below is zero. I've been told that the temperature in a boiler room regularly reached
120° F or more, thus the sweat and scanty clothing on the men.
Negative #ON-0198-2: This seems to be the main control area of the engine room.
Negative #ON-0198-4: Two officers in the engine room; the one on the right is a Lieutenant.
Negative #ON-0198-3: A Petty Officer on the left and a Commander, Captain, or Commodore on the right.
Negative #ON-0197-2: Stokers in the engine room.
Negative ON-0197-1 : Stokers in the engine room. Doing what?
Negative ON-0198-5 : Stoker in the engine room. Doing what?
Negative ON-0195 : Stokers in the engine room. The man on the left is holding a small oil can.
Evidently the nickname of the man on the right was "Chesty".
Negative ON-0198 : Stoker in the engine room.
Negative ON-0188 : Blacksmithing in the engine room.
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