Monthly Archives: December 1916

21st December 1916

Arrived at Port Royal (opposite Kingston) at 8-30 a.m. It is a good job we came in for it was coming on rather rough and our motion was getting rather nasty in consequence. We have come here to coal and, … Continue reading

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20th December 1916

At sea. Cruising off Dominica, until the evening when we left for Jamaica. Wrote to Miss Hocken, so now I have four ready for the mail. The Glasgow and Bristol are patrolling near the Falkland Is. Many Happy Returns to … Continue reading

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19th December 1916

At sea.  Cruising off Dominica. G. Q’s this morning, and wasn’t it warm work collecting, transporting and attending to the many “wounded”. Efficiency in First Aid treatment seems to be one of the Captain’s foremost thoughts, judging by the trend … Continue reading

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December 18th 1916

At sea. Passed Turks Island at 7 a.m. A notice was placed on board later, stating that ship would arrive at Kingston on Thursday. This afternoon we have been cruising off Dominica and Turtuga Islands. Turned away from them at … Continue reading

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17th December 1916

At sea. Captain went “Rounds”. We afterwards went to Morning Service which, of course, had to be held on the Upper Deck, even then we were sweating under the sun-screens. I afterwards went to Communion Service, which was held in … Continue reading

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16th December 1916

At sea. This afternoon at 3-30 p.m. a stoker was brought to the Sick Bay with his right little toe hanging off, a hatch having come down rather quicker than he expected whilst in the act of closing it. I … Continue reading

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15th December 1916

At sea. Nothing to report of importance. Still steaming about at a speed of 9 knots. We very rarely see a vessel, and one is set wondering to know why we have to Patrol here. The Captain had intended going … Continue reading

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14th December 1916

At sea. The steamer went off on a different course during the night, and so we missed her. Have been steaming about all day in various directions but could not find her. She cannot be the raider, however,  for that … Continue reading

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13th December 1916

At sea. Passed some small islands this morning (name not known). We parted company with the oil-steamer about noon, she going North and we south-east. We increased speed after leaving her. Have been steering a south-easterly course ever since. Weather … Continue reading

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12th December 1916

At sea. We were off Porto Rico at noon today, so we are still hanging about the W. I. islands. A signal was received from Jamaica at 3-30 p.m. to all British ships, and had something to do with the … Continue reading

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