Monthly Archives: May 1917

31st May 1917

At sea. Weather very foggy and the siren has been in great demand. Much rain has been experienced too. We lose sleeping time these nights for the clock is put on 15 minutes every night in the middle watch. Today … Continue reading

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30th May 1917

At sea. Greater precautions than usual are being taken on entering the danger zone this trip. The various compartments below are being made watertight and will be kept closed when we enter the danger zone. This evening the exercises for … Continue reading

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29th May 1917

At sea. About 10-30 a.m. we sighted ahead a large steamer and a two-funnelled cruiser. On getting closer and through exchange of signals we learnt that the steamer was inspecting cable and the cruiser (Isis) was acting as escort. These … Continue reading

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28th May 1917

At sea. The steamer that had engine defects has joined up again, having made good the trouble. Early this morning the hatches were battened down and preparations made for rough weather. The wind was very strong during the forenoon and … Continue reading

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27th May 1917

At sea. Captain went “Rounds”. I attended Morning Service and Holy Communion. Attended Evening Service. Two of the steamers have not been able to keep up with the rest of the convoy, through engine defects. They have been ordered to … Continue reading

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26th May 1917

At sea. Our pneumonia case seems better today and much brighter. A chart showing the course the ship will take across the Atlantic, the German War Zone, and where the destroyer-escort should meet us on June 6th has been placed … Continue reading

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25th May 1917

At sea. I came on watch at 2-30 a.m. relieving Woods S. B. A.  The clock was put on half-an-hour so I have made the alteration in our watches. Patient still complains of pain but gets to sleep again after … Continue reading

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24th May 1917

At Sea. 4 a.m. preparations were made for sea and we left Hampton Rds at 6 a.m. One steamer (Leeds City) was left behind because she was too slow. A notice was placed on the board stating “Roxburgh is escorting … Continue reading

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23rd May 1917

At Hampton Rds. About 12-30 a.m. a sudden storm arose, the wind springing up and in a very short time assuming hurricane-like force. Lightning, thunder and a rough sea completed the show. The steam pinnace broke away from the boom, … Continue reading

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22nd May 1917

At Hampton Rds. This morning a small operation was performed on a young fellow suffering from Pleurisy, 40 ounces of fluid being drawn off from around his Right lung. This young fellow has not been complaining of any pain but … Continue reading

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