Monthly Archives: October 1916

31st October 1916

At sea. Very rough night and little sleep in consequence. Felt very bad all morning. Speed was eased down in the forenoon and then the motion eased off considerably. I could not keep any food down until teatime. At Evening … Continue reading

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30th October 1916

At sea. Passed Isle of Man at 8-30 a.m. Passed Rathlin Isle at 12-30 p.m. and had Irish coast on port hand all afternoon and evening. Left the coast later and our destroyer-escort returned to their base at 8 p.m. … Continue reading

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29th October 1916

At Liverpool. Everything was got ready to leave at 7 a.m. and the anchor weighed, but almost immediately dropped again, owing (as I found out afterwards) to the fact that one of our destroyer-escort had developed engine trouble, which would … Continue reading

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28th October 1916

At Liverpool. The Chaplain told me this morning that we should probably go to sea today. I learned just after that preparations were being made. A lot of men put in for week-ends, but the Commander would not grant any … Continue reading

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27th October 1916

At Liverpool. Very rough. The ship was unmoored and taken down river a little but as the anchors would not grip in the places tried we had to anchor in our old position again. Even here it is not too … Continue reading

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26th October 1916

At Liverpool. Went ashore this morning to make arrangements for a hospital case. Officials from the Admiralty and Ferry Company had a sort of inquiry in the Captain’s cabin this morning about the collision the other night. That collision, by … Continue reading

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25th October 1916

At Liverpool. The Chaplain’s rumour has not come true, and leave has been granted as per usual. Steam was raised this morning though and until I learned the reason for this I thought the Chaplain was to prove right. However, … Continue reading

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24th October 1916

At Liverpool. What I hoped would take place today has not done so, namely the transporting of the bullion and discharge of ratings. If this had taken place I should have been convinced that after all we were not going … Continue reading

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23rd October 1916

At Liverpool. Coaled ship. There was a great rumour again about going to sea tonight. Two destroyers which came in yesterday and were supposed to be our escort have been ordered to Queenstown. I attended to the Chaplain this morning … Continue reading

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22nd October 1916

At Liverpool. Captain went “rounds”. Church was held but there was a big crowd and I could not get to the Service. However, I retrieved lost honours by attending Holy Communion. I hear that U53 has been sunk by the … Continue reading

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