Category Archives: Scapa Flow
At Scapa. Heard this a.m. that we are going to Plymouth via West Coast of Ireland. We are going that way to try and spot a suspected submarine base. Expect to arrive Plymouth Saturday. It is said 5 days leave … Continue reading
At Scapa. Received letters from you, Mother and Net at 11 p.m. just when had given up hopes of receiving mails. Heard they had been stopped owing to our leaving. Rear-Admiral Browning left for London today.
At Scapa. A notice was put up on board this a.m. stating that although men were not to state in their letters that we were going to a foreign station, we could inform our people that we should be home … Continue reading
At Scapa. Captain told us this morning that we would probably be glad to hear that during this week the Antrim and this ship would go to a home port and give leave, before leaving for a foreign station. He … Continue reading
Arrived Scapa at 5-20 a.m. I kept watch on the patient from 2 a.m. – 4 a.m. He is much better, very little headache now. Received letters from Mother and you today. Wrote to you and Jude. Coaled ship (960 … Continue reading
At Scapa. Early this a.m. preparations for sea were made again and I heard our ship, Antrim and some light cruisers were going out for 9 days. Later the fires were allowed to die out and the orders for sea … Continue reading
(Sunday) Scapa Flow. Captain went “Rounds”. I went to Morning Service. Wrote to you this afternoon. Went to Evening Service. Devonshire left for Liverpool this evening. Prepared for sea once today but orders were cancelled eventually.
At Scapa. Came on quite rough this a.m. We were told off for “Emergency” ship but, owing to something going wrong with the main regulating valve, time for repairs had to be applied for, and so the Devonshire has to … Continue reading
At Scapa. Boxing competitions have been held on a ship used for entertainment purposes and for the occasion moored alongside the Monarch. The competitors came from all ships – we sent three – and this afternoon 50 men from each … Continue reading