Category Archives: Sheerness

28th May 1916

At Sheerness. Captain went Rounds. Went to Morning Service. Wrote to you this evening. Fine day.

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27th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. HMS Chatham was towed up to Chatham at 11-30 a.m. She proceeded stern first, her bow being considerably down, and I should think the crew had a pretty anxious night. The weather luckily is fine and … Continue reading

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26th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. General Quarters this a.m. We have no sick – such being the result of leave being given. S. B. S. went ashore hoping to meet his wife, but she was not due to arrive until 6-10 … Continue reading

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25th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. The ‘planes have been busy today. For the first time I saw an aviator loop-the-loop and I fairly held my breath, for it is a daring bit of work. I am told that the aviator who … Continue reading

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24th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. Went ashore 1 p.m. had a long walk; a ride in a tram (and a talk with the conductress). Arriving back in the town decided to go to the “Hippodrome” where a concert by the R. … Continue reading

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23rd May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. Received letters from Mother and you. Leave given from 1-30 p.m. to 7 p.m. S. B. S. gone ashore to arrange about “digs” for his wife who is coming here on Thursday. Airship, seaplanes and aeroplanes … Continue reading

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22nd May 1916

At “The Swim”. Fine morning and alright when “Hands to bathe” was piped, needless to say plenty of men took the opportunity. Turned dull and rained this afternoon. Gun practice carried out. 4-20 p.m Left for Sheerness. Arrived at Sheerness … Continue reading

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21st May 1916

At “The Swim”. Fine day. Captain went “Rounds”. Went to Morning Service and Holy Communion after. Britannia, Dominion and Diamond went into Sheerness this afternoon. “Hands to bathe” this evening. I hear that 3 German aeroplanes came across last night … Continue reading

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17th May 1916

Left Sheerness at 9 a.m. and anchored near the Nore at 11-30 a.m. The 3rd B. S. are anchored here, also my old ship the Prince George. Like seeing an old friend meeting her again, and she does not look … Continue reading

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16th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. This morning the aeroplanes, seaplanes and 3 airships were out taking advantage of the fine weather. One of the airships, a new pattern known as the “Blimp” went right over the ship, flying so low that … Continue reading

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