Monthly Archives: June 1915

June 30th 1915

At Hebburn. Fine day to go on leave. “Fell in” for payment at 8-30 a.m. After receiving our money we (first leave people) mustered at the table where the railway officials were serving out the railway tickets. The lads are … Continue reading

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29th June 1915

In dry dock at Palmer’s Works, Hebburn. More details have come to light today re the most important question of the hour – in our circle – the leave. We are to fall in for payment at 8-30 a.m. tomorrow … Continue reading

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28th June 1915

At Hebburn (Palmers Yard). Fine day. Zeppelins have been paying visits to these parts of late and some damage done by bombs dropped. Last night one was reported as making for these parts and a couple of search-lights were busy … Continue reading

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27th June 1915

At Hebburn (Palmers Yard). Arrived in Tyne at 6 a.m. Moored off Palmers Yard, Hebburn, 7-30 a.m. Could not get much sleep during the night as owing to a fog the syren was kept blowing every few minutes. It is … Continue reading

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26th June 1915

At Queensferry. Dull rainy day – must be having some of your change of weather. As the “shoring-up” has been finished and preparations made for getting in the anchor are being made, I expect we shall go out tonight. Tuesday … Continue reading

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25th June 1915

At Queensferry. Dull day. Had quite a big mail today – a large parcel from home, letters from Mother and Fred. Mother heard about the torpedoing of the ship yesterday morning and wrote right away to know if all was … Continue reading

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24th June 1915

At Queensferry. Fine weather. A big rush was made for the papers when the postman came on board as the “buzz” had preceded his arrival that the Press Bureau had issued a statement about the Roxburgh. Of course all hands … Continue reading

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23rd June 1915

Book 3 At Queensferry. Dull day. I don’t think I can make a very grand start to this book, as, beyond the fact that the work of lightening the fore part of the ship and re-shoring the bulkheads, there is … Continue reading

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22nd June 1915

At Queensferry. Fine weather. A salvage boat has come alongside and Capt. Young – one of the greatest salvage experts and who is giving his services to the Admiralty during the war – has been on board and made an … Continue reading

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21st June 1915

At Queensferry (thank goodness).  A fine morning. Divers were medically examined at 6-30 a.m. Late last night the Admiral of our Squadron came on board to make an inspection of the damage. Divers have been down on both sides of … Continue reading

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