Category Archives: The Nore

2nd June 1916

At the “Swim”. Fine weather and quite a contrast to that of yesterday. T. B. brought out mails etc this morning, seemed surprised to hear that we had – or rather the fellows who went over, such as the postman … Continue reading

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1st June 1916

“Somewhere off the Thames”. Heard early this morning that an action between light cruisers and destroyers had been fought off Scapa Flow. Also that the Warspite has been mined. Should not be surprised if there has been an action in … Continue reading

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31st May 1916

At the “Swim”. Several torpedo boat destroyers are out here now, and the ships are still ready for sea. Our Admiral went on board the Britannia (flagship 3rd B. S.) this morning. Received a letter from you this a.m. “Hands … Continue reading

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30th May 1916

At Sheerness. Dull weather. Received letters from Mother and Aunt Nina. Received pat of butter from Aunt Nina. Wrote to Mother. 3-30 p.m. Preparations for coaling were being made, but have been stopped again and we are getting ready to … Continue reading

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22nd May 1916

At “The Swim”. Fine morning and alright when “Hands to bathe” was piped, needless to say plenty of men took the opportunity. Turned dull and rained this afternoon. Gun practice carried out. 4-20 p.m Left for Sheerness. Arrived at Sheerness … Continue reading

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20th May 1916

At “The Swim”. Fine weather. Antrim went in to Sheerness in forenoon for her refit – returns again on June 3rd, when we shall go. A large seaplane has been out around us today – came from Sheerness I think. … Continue reading

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19th May 1916

At “The Swim”. I found out that this is the name of this sand-bank locked area where we are anchored. “The Swim” is practically a lake, the sand banks forming the encircling “land”. When the tide is high the sand … Continue reading

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18th May 1916

At the Nore. Fine day. Firing exercises have been carried out today. Chaplain went for a swim this morning, says water rather cold, but not so bad. Received a letter from Ethel this morning, full of sauce I must add. … Continue reading

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17th May 1916

Left Sheerness at 9 a.m. and anchored near the Nore at 11-30 a.m. The 3rd B. S. are anchored here, also my old ship the Prince George. Like seeing an old friend meeting her again, and she does not look … Continue reading

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