Category Archives: At sea

18th July 1917

At sea. Rough seas have been experienced today and the ship has been rolling heavily. We have passed much wreckage and oil – the work of subs. no doubt. If one had cause to be anxious over danger then today … Continue reading

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17th July 1917

At sea. Destroyers appeared at 8-30 a.m. from various directions, nine in all ultimately joining up. We thought such a small number of destroyers for so many ships was ominous and matters have confirmed out thoughts. About 11 a.m. a … Continue reading

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16th July 1917

At sea. “Loader” competition took place today. This particular prize-cum-efficiency-scheme is usually dreaded by our department since it is usually attended by sundry injuries to fingers (through being caught in the breech) and toes (owing to the dummy projectiles falling … Continue reading

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15th July 1917

At sea. Rain, fog and choppy sea in contrast to the sun of yesterday. No Rounds or Church Service. Went to a well-attended Holy Communion. I heard the “wireless” working in the early morning and am told that the French … Continue reading

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14th July 1917

At sea. We are now in the zone of submarine activity and the usual precautions are being taken. The ships have been zig-zagging all day. Some of the ships are going to French ports, the rest to East Coast ports. … Continue reading

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13th July 1917

At sea. G. Q’s this morning – usual spasms. A fair sea is still running and the ship rolls pretty much at times. It is said that we have got along very well so far and that we are some … Continue reading

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12th July 1917

At sea. Nothing to note.

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11th July 1917

At sea. Big sea running still. Our American sailing companion was ahead of us on the port side this morning bowling along merrily. Later she tacked to starboard and eventually passed out of sight.

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10th July 1917

At sea. Choppy sea. Notice on board states “British steamer which left Cardiff on 2nd July has been sending out raider distress signals in Lat. 45°N 22°W”. This latitude is practically in our course but I don’t suppose Mr. Raider … Continue reading

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9th July 1917

At sea. Captain stated this evening that if the ship kept up her present progress the destroyers would be met on Tuesday week at a rendezvous about 320 miles from Plymouth. By the chart we are taking a straight course … Continue reading

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