Monthly Archives: January 1917

31st January 1917

At sea. Passed around coast of San Domingo today, being in sight of it most of day. I have heard that a strange vessel is at present in harbour at Dominica. It is supposed that we are watching for her … Continue reading

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30th January 1917

At sea. Passed island South of San Domingo this morning. Went to pictures this evening.

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29th January 1917

At Kingston. Four sharks were seen near the ship this morning about 8-30 a.m. – one a very large fish. The Surgeon from the Dutch cruiser came on board this morning and was shown over the ship by one of … Continue reading

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28th January 1917

At Kingston. Fell in on Q. D. at 9 a.m. and proceeded to shore in boats. When all party landed were marched through the town headed by our band to St. George’s Church. This is quite a fine Church for … Continue reading

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27th January 1917

At Kingston. A Dutch cruiser came in this morning. She is called Holland and has come from Curacoa. The usual salutes were not fired owing to wartime I suppose. Her Captain came on board in accordance with the usual custom … Continue reading

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26th January 1917

At Kingston. G. Q’s at 6-30 a.m. Heard it would happen so was out early in readiness. Had a busy time during the exercise. Rained very heavily this afternoon instead of blowing as has been the case of late. Went … Continue reading

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25th January 1917

At Kingston. This evening instead of the usual bathing party a seining party went. A seine-net was drawn from Store at Devonport in August for the purpose of fishing. This evening was the first time it has been put to … Continue reading

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24th January 1917

At Kingston. I have noticed during the past few days that about 11 a.m. a stiff breeze comes and remains until 6 p.m. I noted this yesterday, but its occurrence again today about the same time led me to speak … Continue reading

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23rd January 1917

At Kingston. Had to take a patient to Hospital this morning. Whilst at the Hosp. I visited the fellow who had that bad accident. He is doing well. The M. O’s at this place consider our F. S. made a … Continue reading

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22nd January 1917

At Kingston. Paint and provision ship in progress today. A great rumour has reached my ears and I think it a “possible”. It states that we return to England in April to “pay off and refit”. I wonder! I have … Continue reading

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