Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 310

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[Monday 6 November 1916]

Storm still raging & we are only just holding our own-
Some talk of going into Brest, but skipper wants to hold on to Gibraltar No Australian officers men on board but 3 Australian Officers
I have been in a few bad storms but this one is the worst.
Have stuck to my berth most of the time.
The Steering gear is mended (we were going round & round & drifting or) being blown on to the French coast. & we are at the mercy of any submarine I quite expected a [indecipherable]- as skipper sent a wireless to say we were in trouble.

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