Monthly Archives: February 1915

28th February 1915

At Queensferry. Snowing heavily. Wintry scenery around about us. Sunday’s papers contain good news. Our ships 10 miles up the Straits. Sultan getting ready to quit Constantinople. The destruction or capture of their capital will I think be enough to … Continue reading

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27th February 1915

4 a.m. Arrived Queensferry. I lay down fully coutred at 8-30 p.m. last night and did not budge until ten minutes to four this morning when I was awakened by the noise overhead caused by preparations being made for anchoring. … Continue reading

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26th February 1915

At sea. Weather fine, but strong wind is causing a nasty sea. This morning all our guns were fired, for testing and cleaning purposes. Eight rounds per gun were fired. It may interest you to know what our armament consists … Continue reading

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25th February 1915

At sea. Weather much finer today. Except for a swell, which keeps the boat a’rocking, the sea is calm and quite a contrast to its appearance yesterday. Feeling much better today, thank goodness. Passed a Norwegian steamer this morning, with … Continue reading

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24th February 1915

At sea, and well we know it too. The weather is better now, that accounts for my being able to write this evening. Oh! it was a rotten morning and we felt it more after the long spell we have … Continue reading

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23rd February 1915

At Queensferry. Snow fell thickly during the night and this morning. Thick enough on deck for the lads to go “snow-balling” and they are just like a lot of school-boys. It is dangerous to show out there, for one is … Continue reading

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22nd February 1915

At Queensferry. Weather fine and sunny, and quite a contrast to some of the weather we have had lately. “Coaled ship” this morning. Been pretty busy one way and another and have not had any time to write any letters. … Continue reading

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21st February 1915

At Queensferry. Weather variable and cold. Busy morning. Captain went “rounds” to make things harder. Have written to you today. Hope you are able to hear your favourite preacher tonight. Wish I could go with you. Good news from Admiralty … Continue reading

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20th February 1915

At Queensferry. Weather cold and rough. Attended the burial of my late mate this morning. Funeral started from the Hospital, headed by the Ships Band. A fairly large “funeral party” of seamen, stokers and marines followed. Then came men wishing … Continue reading

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19th February 1915

At Queensferry. Weather dull. Very busy, but found time to write to Ma. Police Constable been on board this afternoon to collect evidences from us re our late Steward. Am wondering whether there is to be an inquest – I … Continue reading

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