Stranger in the Pool (HMS Belfast in the Pool of London)
image: HMS Belfast arriving in the Pool of London. The ship is in the centre of the painting with her bows pointing
directly out towards the viewer. In front of her are two tug boats and behind her is Tower Bridge. The ship is positioned exactly between
the two towers.
Submarines played a key role in operations throughout the Cold War. Commodore Frederic Thompson, kept himself and his crewmates entertained, by creating ‘radio’ programmes, which were then broadcast over the submarine’s internal speakers.