Category Archives: New York

14th May 1917

At New York. At 9 a.m. I heard the Master-at-Arms say “tThere is no more leave here”. I also heard that two men who requested afternoon leave were refused. This looked ominousĀ  and I experienced a certain falling of spirits. … Continue reading

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13th May 1917

At New York. At 12-45 a.m. we were shook up by some fellows bringing in a stoker who was hopelessly drunk and with a deep cut under his chin. His injury was caused I am told through his falling from … Continue reading

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12th May 1917

At New York. At 8 a.m. an A. B. was fetched from shore in the steam pinnace having met with an accident whilst riding with some Yanks in the early hours. He was taken to the Hospital first, but as … Continue reading

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11th May 1917

At New York. Many instances have been related to me by our fellows of the open-heartedness of Americans, Australians and Englishmen they have met here. Many very wealthy men have taken them to see the sights, to the theatres, and … Continue reading

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10th May 1917

At New York. The men started coaling again early this morning and finished their irksome task and cleaned up ship by dinnertime. Wrote to Mother this afternoon. At 4-30 p.m. went ashore with 5 others. First went to Cook’s and … Continue reading

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9th May 1917

At New York. We have been treated to two instances of American “hustle” since we have been here. Firstly, on the day of our arrival fresh meat was ordered for the following day, but it did not arrive until two … Continue reading

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8th May 1917

At New York. At 9-30 a.m. the ship proceeded up the North River and is now anchored off 96 W Street. In coming up the river we passed the Statue of Liberty; had a good view of the “sky-scrapers” (Woolworth’s … Continue reading

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7th May 1917

Arrived off New York at 11-30 a.m. We came in sight of land early this morning although a thick fog obscured it to some extent. Passed through an outer net defence just after taking on board a pilot at 10 … Continue reading

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