Category Archives: Liverpool

29th October 1916

At Liverpool. Everything was got ready to leave at 7 a.m. and the anchor weighed, but almost immediately dropped again, owing (as I found out afterwards) to the fact that one of our destroyer-escort had developed engine trouble, which would … Continue reading

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28th October 1916

At Liverpool. The Chaplain told me this morning that we should probably go to sea today. I learned just after that preparations were being made. A lot of men put in for week-ends, but the Commander would not grant any … Continue reading

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27th October 1916

At Liverpool. Very rough. The ship was unmoored and taken down river a little but as the anchors would not grip in the places tried we had to anchor in our old position again. Even here it is not too … Continue reading

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26th October 1916

At Liverpool. Went ashore this morning to make arrangements for a hospital case. Officials from the Admiralty and Ferry Company had a sort of inquiry in the Captain’s cabin this morning about the collision the other night. That collision, by … Continue reading

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25th October 1916

At Liverpool. The Chaplain’s rumour has not come true, and leave has been granted as per usual. Steam was raised this morning though and until I learned the reason for this I thought the Chaplain was to prove right. However, … Continue reading

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24th October 1916

At Liverpool. What I hoped would take place today has not done so, namely the transporting of the bullion and discharge of ratings. If this had taken place I should have been convinced that after all we were not going … Continue reading

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23rd October 1916

At Liverpool. Coaled ship. There was a great rumour again about going to sea tonight. Two destroyers which came in yesterday and were supposed to be our escort have been ordered to Queenstown. I attended to the Chaplain this morning … Continue reading

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22nd October 1916

At Liverpool. Captain went “rounds”. Church was held but there was a big crowd and I could not get to the Service. However, I retrieved lost honours by attending Holy Communion. I hear that U53 has been sunk by the … Continue reading

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21st October 1916

At Liverpool. A rumour started this morning about going to sea today, but several men put in for week-end leave in spite of this. The Commander would not see them, and stated that there would be no leave. The stokers … Continue reading

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20th October 1916

At Liverpool. G. Q’s. A great rumour started this a.m.  to the effect that we were leaving here on the 27th to escort the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire to Canada. I went down to attend to the Chaplain and … Continue reading

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