Submarine HMS Tribune: seamen's mess

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Commentary

This official photograph shows the seamen’s mess of the submarine HMS Tribune in 1945. For the lower ranks of the Navy, the boundary between domestic and work spaces was frequently blurred. This was particularly true of submarines, where their accommodation was shoe-horned into the little space left by machinery and control positions.

Themes

Consumer Practices
Gender / Sexualities
Human Relationships
Labour
Leisure
Social Position
Identities

Dominant Representational Strategies

Elements
Context

Dwelling

Type
Institutional
Residential
Detail
Other / Unknown
Other / Unknown
Historical Terminology
Specified Social Level
Unspecified

Activities

Type
Eating and Drinking
Intellectual, Cultural and Spritual
Physical States and Actions
Detail
Drinking
Thinking
Sitting

Rooms

Type
Bedroom
Dining Room
Leisure / Games Room
Multifunctional Living Space
Social and Sitting Spaces
Work Space
Other / Unknown
Historical Terminology
Seamen’s mess

Inhabitants

Type
People
Detail
Adults
Male

Objects

Type
Coverings and Hangings
Furniture
Equipment
Detail
Supporting, Storage and Display
Seating
Reclining / Sleeping
Tools, Utensils and Appliances

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Names
Date(s)
1945
Country
United Kingdom
Historical Region
Description
Format
Photograph
Type
Genre
Interior View
Publication
Copyright
by permission of The Imperial War Museum.
Location
Imperial War Museum, Photograph Collection, A. 10911
Record ID
QC1013