Monthly Archives: June 1917

30th June 1917

At Hampton Rds. A S. B. R. attendant has joined the ship from the Leviathan for passage to England. He belongs to the┬áDrake but, being sick in the R. N. H. at Bermuda, was left behind. I was reminded of … Continue reading

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29th June 1917

At Hampton Rds. Leviathan came in at 8-30 a.m. from Halifax. A surprise! “Coal ship” commenced at 6 a.m, 650 tons having to be taken on board. A very severe thunderstorm this afternoon suddenly sprung up. The U.S.S. Missouri went … Continue reading

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28th June 1917

Arrived Hampton Roads, Virginia 3 p.m. Very hot today and glad to be in all white rig. We passed the U.S. cruiser Columbia just outside the Roads. The U. S. battleships Texas and Missouri are anchored just ahead. The U. … Continue reading

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27th June 1917

At sea. G.Q’s. Rather rough sea. Weather very warm. White trousers today.

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26th June 1917

At sea. Foggy and calm weather. Very cold. The steam heating pipes throughout the ship were used today for the first time – very satisfactory.

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25th June 1917

At Halifax. The S. Y. Warrior left for Bermuda after dinner. I wrote to Ma this afternoon. For once Dame Rumour has proved correct re our movements. It has been rumoured ever since we came here that we should leave … Continue reading

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24th June 1917

At Halifax. No “Rounds”. Morning Service was held on the upper deck but the usual Sermon had to be left unspoken owing to rain falling. Rain has been coming down fast ever since and the day has been quite dull. … Continue reading

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23rd June 1917

At Halifax. A large liner filled with troops left one of the jetties amid cheers this afternoon. On the other side of the jetty lay the H. S. Monarch disembarking the invalids she had brought from England – what a … Continue reading

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22nd June 1917

At sea. Dense fog has been met with most of the night and right up to the time we got into Halifax, where we anchored at 1-15 p.m. The fog delayed us considerably. Quite an interesting sight was seen on … Continue reading

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21st June 1917

At sea. Fog has delayed us during the day. The sea has been very calm. I had to give a demonstration on the anti-gas apparati to the Stokers this evening. Have been expecting this job for some time – and … Continue reading

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