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Man Alive! The case of Stoker Joseph Brown

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On 26 July 1917 the obsolete cruiser HMS Ariadne was undertaking a role for which she had not been designed - that of minelaying in the English Channel. Above: HMS Ariadne.  IWM Q 38161 Ariadne was the seventh (by completion date) of a class of eight similar ships (the Diadem class) that had been designed for trade protection and intended to be…