7 February 1918 – Submarine alarm

DIARY: At sea fairly heavy swell, weather dull. Spasm sighted what seemed a periscope and cleared for action, but found spar floating upwards.  We were prepared to ram it passing quite close but altered course to avoid it.  Parted company with convoy at 6pm and proceeded at full; speed with trawlers Richard Roberts and another… Continue reading 7 February 1918 – Submarine alarm

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25 February 1917 – Sunk after action against U-boat (UC-18) – all hands saved

25 February 1917 Sunday Portsmouth Barracks Dear Mother & Father Just a line to let you know that I am still alive and kicking. We were given a new kit yesterday our old one being lost. We all got ready for leave yesterday & were waiting ready to go when orders came through that the… Continue reading 25 February 1917 – Sunk after action against U-boat (UC-18) – all hands saved