Category Archives: Queensferry

10th May 1916

At Queensferry. A fine day. Practised “abandon ship” stations this morning. Seaplanes have been flying about today at a very great height. Look and sound like buzzing bees. They are the machines that flew over the German coast recently. Can’t … Continue reading

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9th May 1916

At Queensferry. Fine forenoon, rainy rest of day. Snow on mountains still. Received letter from Ma this morning. Went ashore this afternoon to play football. Had a very gruelling game, ground rather heavy. Returned on board at 5 p.m. very … Continue reading

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8th May 1916

At Queensferry. Dull and rainy. I learn today that when the ships went out last time, and when that Zep. was brought down (by 7 shots from the Galatea and Phaeton) in the Heligoland Bight, our mine-layers went in and … Continue reading

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7th May 1916

At Queensferry. Finer but still rainy and rather cold. The sudden change in the temperature has given us colds. No rounds. Went to Morning Service. Wrote to you this afternoon and to Aunt Nina this evening. No further mails have … Continue reading

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6th May 1916

At Queensferry. Snowstorm during the night has left the mountains covered with snow. Still dull, but not so rainy. Joy at last. Received a letter from you (dated 30th April); one from Ma; some wedding cake from Ethel Murch. Apparently … Continue reading

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5th May 1916

At Queensferry. Dull and rainy. Ships have come in. Two mine-sweepers and a new mine-layer based here as well. Ships are coaling and are to have steam for full speed at 4 p.m. – perhaps in case the Germans try … Continue reading

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4th May 1916

At Queensferry. Fine day. Ships still out. New Zealand came out of dock.

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3rd May 1916

At Queensferry. Battle-cruisers, light cruisers, t. b. d’s and two seaplane carriers went to sea 2 a.m. I am wondering whether they have gone out to try and “wing” the Zeps. over the sea on their way home to Hunland, … Continue reading

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2nd May 1916

At Queensferry. I was rather surprised to wake up this morning and find that we were still at this place, since we quite expected to go out during the night, being under short notice last night. I hear today that … Continue reading

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1st May 1916

Arrived Queensferry at 5 a.m. I noticed that only one anchor was dropped, instead of the usual two, and fell to wondering what the reason was. Later on I found that I had guessed aright, because as I thought the … Continue reading

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