E.S. "Gordon" Lacey - Diary 2

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We had fairly-good weather crossing the Atlantic, but it was a little cold at times. 25th On Submarine Guard again today. 27th The new gun fired a couple of rounds. She makes the old ship tremble, and makes a terrible noise too. 28th One of the Engineers died about midnight, and about 11-15 a.m. he was

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buried. 29th Sports were held today, a Fancy dress competition, Singing competition and several other items. While the Singing competition was in full swing, the word was passed round that some destroyers were in sight, and in a couple of minutes the Saloon deck was clear, everybody had made for the boat deck to

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get a good view of the Destroyers. There were 14 of them altogether, and they looked great as they came racing toward us, leaving a bank of foam behind them. A short time after they were sighted, they were alongside, and taking up their positions in the convoy. In the evening I went down

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into the stoke hold, and had a look at the fires, and the stokers at work.

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