Monthly Archives: March 1916

31st March 1916

At Queensferry. Received letter from Marion. Still very busy mustering stores. I heard today that the Undaunted was damaged in the air raid and is now in dock at Hebburn. Since she has been there a Zep. visited the locality … Continue reading

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30th March 1916

At Queensferry. Wrote to you. Our annual survey of stores is due on the 1st April, so now is our busy time. Have been at it all day – except for a short spell this afternoon when I wrote to … Continue reading

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29th March 1916

At Queensferry. A German submarine got in so far as Inchkeith Island today, probably by following a steamer. It was seen and allowed to get in between the “gates” (net defences) which were then closed. I don’t think that sub. … Continue reading

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28th March 1916

At Queensferry. Letters from Ma and Nina. Wrote by return to Ma. The weather has been fine again today, and this evening the racing boat crews of the various ships have been practising. The Regatta will be held in May … Continue reading

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27th March 1916

At Queensferry. All the ships returned today looking none the worse for their trip. The air raid was on Schleswig-Holstein and apparently our people had quite a busy and exciting trip. Wonder what the Germans think about it? We lost … Continue reading

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26th March 1916

Sunday Great spasm this morning. Received sudden orders for sea. Proceeded out at 11 a.m. but just after passing Forth Bridge received orders to return to anchor again. Not sorry either for it is very rough. Later:- I understand that … Continue reading

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25th March 1916

At Queensferry. Heavy snowstorm to record. Should have gone landing party, but the snow “washed it out”. Nothing else of importance.

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24th March 1916

At Queensferry. Commander and two other officers sick and had most busy day with them. Finished up at 9-40 p.m. They do want some looking after I can tell you. Received letter from you. Our Squadron only remains here now, … Continue reading

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23rd March 1916

At Queensferry. Letter to you. Received half-a-pound of fresh butter from Aunt – and very nice too and much better than margerine. Heard about some more “mystery vessels” our people are having built. “Reepers” is the Navy term for them. … Continue reading

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22nd March 1916

At Queensferry. Battle-ships and light cruisers have gone to sea – something doing I should think. Our ships are under short notice. The commander is still sick. We made 115 grummets up today – doing our bit eh? Received letter … Continue reading

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