Harold Dihm - Working as a stoker

Running time
50 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


In the front of the boilers, she was an oil burner and you have to keep changing the sprayers and clean them and cleaned all the clinker around the inside the furnace."

Speaker 2: Clinker is coal?

No, it's the clinker from the oil. It used to build up on the cones just inside. Well, she had four boilers and each boiler room had one stateroom each and then a PO or a chief there. If I was in the engine room, there used to be one, two, four stokers, a leading hand, a ERA and a couple of engineers.

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