Category Archives: Hampton Roads (USA)

23rd May 1917

At Hampton Rds. About 12-30 a.m. a sudden storm arose, the wind springing up and in a very short time assuming hurricane-like force. Lightning, thunder and a rough sea completed the show. The steam pinnace broke away from the boom, … Continue reading

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22nd May 1917

At Hampton Rds. This morning a small operation was performed on a young fellow suffering from Pleurisy, 40 ounces of fluid being drawn off from around his Right lung. This young fellow has not been complaining of any pain but … Continue reading

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21st May 1917

At Hampton Rds. All whites is the rig today but it is quite cold compared to yesterday’s temperature. Our patient is rather worse today and arrangements were made to send him to Hospital in the forenoon. His temp. suddenly dropped … Continue reading

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20th May 1917

At Hampton Rds. I turned out at 1 a.m. and relieved the S. B. S.  The patient awoke at 1-30 a.m. the first time since he had the morphia injection. I gave him some brandy and milk and took his … Continue reading

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19th May 1917

At Hampton Rds. Another American battleship – the Pennsylvania – passed by this morning. Whilst the men were painting ship this forenoon the Commander came along and stopped them saying it was of no use as some more coal would … Continue reading

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18th May 1917

At Hampton Roads, Virginia. The men started coaling at 5-30 a.m. The Wyoming went up to Newport to dock and give leave. 9 a.m. U.S.S. Arkansas – sister ship to Wyoming – passed down playing “The King”. 11 a.m. Coaling … Continue reading

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17th May 1917

At sea. Sighted land about 10 a.m. Passed through boom defence of Hampton Rds at 11-45 a.m. Anchored between U.S. Battle-cruiser Wyoming and the French cruiser Marseillaise at 12-10 p.m. The presence of the French ship here further intensifies my … Continue reading

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