Monthly Archives: June 1917

17th June 1917

At sea. Captain went “Rounds”. Morning Service was held but I was just too late to get a seat so I waited for the Holy Communion Service. This evening a Lantern Service was held between decks – the first since … Continue reading

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16th June 1917

At sea. The ​Isis​ with a convoy passed us in the night bound for England. I bet they are happy on the ​Isis​ for she has not been home for 2½ years, although there are not many of the original … Continue reading

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15th June 1917

At sea. We have been buzzing along on our own today, the two destroyers having left us during night. Went to G.Q’s this morning. The weather became rather nasty this afternoon and as we were going 17 knots into a … Continue reading

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14th June 1917

At sea. Early this morning whilst lying in bed awake I noticed that the ship altered course suddenly, causing the ship to vibrate and heel over to a great extent. I learn that the reason was that the Brisk – … Continue reading

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13th June 1917

At Plymouth. This forenoon I had cause to feel elated at the possibility of being able to meet you tonight. The Commander seemed to think there would be leave tonight. After dinner, however, matters did not look so bright especially … Continue reading

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12th June 1917

At Plymouth. Preparations for taking in 120 tons of coal were in progress when I arrived on board at 7-30 a.m. I think this looks rather ominous. Commander returned to the ship last night, his ship went into Liverpool. Captain … Continue reading

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11th June 1917

At Plymouth. Returned on board at noon. On arrival aboard I saw one of the “Boys” – Remmos, Lance Corpl. – about to leave for Headquarters with four other marines. They are going to armed merchant steamers. Am sorry this … Continue reading

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9th June 1917

At Plymouth. Missed 7 a.m. boat by 8 minutes through train not running. Reported myself at the Signal Tower, Flagstaff Steps at 7.8 a.m. Boat came in at 8 a.m. for Officers and I went aboard. Saw Officer-of-Watch but there … Continue reading

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8th June 1917

At Plymouth. We went up the Hamoaze at 8-30 a.m. and secured to No. 6 Buoy. This latter business strikes me as being a wee bit ominous, for if we had come here for leave I think we should have … Continue reading

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7th June 1917

At sea. The old ship was bumping along fine this morning, and kept it up all day. It was splendid to be getting along so fast after the slow progress of other days. An S.O.S. signal was taken in last … Continue reading

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6th June 1917

At sea. This is the day we have been looking forward to, since it is that appointed to meet the destroyers, and when we should know where we were bound for. The chart stated this morning that we should meet … Continue reading

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5th June 1917

At sea. We reached the beginning of the danger zone this evening. All the ships have been zig-zagging today in case any subs. were on the wait. Nothing much doing. Very quiet in the Sick Bay now we are homeward-bound.

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4th June 1917

At sea. This morning we were 677 miles from our rendezvous. Increased speed a little during last night and all the ships are zig-zagging as we are nearing the German War Zone. Went to “Abandon Ship” Stations tonight. Extraordinary precautions … Continue reading

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3rd June 1917

At sea. No rounds. No Morning Service proper. Still rather roughish. Went to Evening Service.

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2nd June 1917

At sea. Wind shifted from south-west right around to north-east and a gale has been in progress all day, making matters very miserable. Very heavy seas have come aboard and there seems to be water everywhere. The Sick Bay was … Continue reading

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1st June 1917

At sea. G. Q’s. Very rough. Major of Marines is sick with what appears to be measles, but the rash may be due to medicine he has been taking. It has gone round the ship that he has got measles … Continue reading

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