Monthly Archives: June 1916

30th June 1916

At Scapa. Calm but foggy. Mails delayed owing to fog. Cinema show tonight, first since we left Queensferry. Have not been but hear it is good.

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29th June 1916

At Scapa. With Admiral Browning and two other Admirals on board we went out to test the Burney Paravane this morning. It cut two out of three “mines” successfully. I am told that the inventor of this apparatus is Lieutenant … Continue reading

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28th June 1916

At Scapa. Weather dull and rough towards evening. Wrote to Mother this afternoon. A new mine-catching apparatus has come on board and we are going to test it tomorrow, on dummy mines of course. It is known as the Burney … Continue reading

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June 27th 1916

At Scapa. The Antrim and Devonshire came in this a.m. They have been out for 8 days patrol. The Donegal has gone out presumably on the same duty. One of the Battle Squadrons have been holding a Regatta today, and … Continue reading

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26th June 1916

At Scapa. Fine day. Learn today that Antrim and Devonshire are out patrolling North of Shetlands to Norwegian Coast. We have taken aboard 70 bags of mails for these ships, but have received none of our own mails. We were … Continue reading

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25th June 1916

At Scapa Flow. Foggy and rainy. Went to Morning Service. This afternoon I thought of our walk last Sunday, and I took out your photo and  gazed long at the fact that is so dear to me. How I wished … Continue reading

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24th June 1916

Arrived Scapa Flow at 3 p.m. Have been crawling along in a thick fog most of the day. A store ship was on one of the islands outside Scapa and apparently efforts were being made to tow her off. I … Continue reading

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23rd June 1916

At sea. Left Sheerness 3 a.m. in company of two destroyers. Needless to say we were sorry to leave this place for the “miserable North”. Our sick list is quickly developing and today we have 3 bed cases, also about … Continue reading

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22nd June 1916

At Chatham [Sheerness?]. Ammunitioning ship all day. S. B. S. got leave to go ashore until 7 p.m Wrote to Eth. Rather disappointed at not getting a letter from you. Have felt very miserable and a  letter would have worked … Continue reading

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21st June 1916

At Chatham. George Bond came over during dinner-hour. He is watch ashore tonight and wanted to know if I could go with him. As we are shifting down to Sheerness tonight, all hopes of further leave are blighted. Glad George … Continue reading

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