9th November 1916

At Halifax. This morning we knew from various happenings that we should be leaving some time during the day. The mail was unexpectedly closed – which caught us napping – and a stock of fresh provisions taken in. Again, this afternoon Commander gave the “hands” a “make and mend”.

At 5-30 p.m. we left harbour. Altho’ it has been fine all day we caught it rather rough outside and at present the old ship is dipping into a nasty head sea. What an unlucky old ship this is for weather.

A notice has been placed on the board stating that ship is proceeding on short patrol off New York. We expected something like this as it is on our way to Bermuda.

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