9th June 1917

At Plymouth. Missed 7 a.m. boat by 8 minutes through train not running. Reported myself at the Signal Tower, Flagstaff Steps at 7.8 a.m. Boat came in at 8 a.m. for Officers and I went aboard. Saw Officer-of-Watch but there the matter ended.

This forenoon a notice was placed on the board stating that long leave had been postponed but 24 hours leave would be granted to each watch or 48 hours to men finding substitutes. At 11-30 a.m. Captain made speech to ship’s company. Stated that we had to return for another convoy and then we should get leave – 6 days probably.

Wood S. B. A. has offered to look out for me tonight so I am taking the weekend.

1 p.m. Going ashore now until 11-30 a.m. Monday.

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