State Library of NSW
[Thursday 23 November 1916]
Passed the spot where a ship Hospital ship "Brittanic" was struck the day before yesterday & 500 lost-A Dirigible balloon & another Cruiser with a Russian & French Troop ships have joined us- Union Jack, Red White & Blue & Blue White Red in full speed but a zig zag course, hard to write owing to rolling of ship arrived Salonika a great relief after all our dangers-( Following paragraph is crossed out)The Skipper told me tonight that his Marconi received two S.O.S. messages- one when we were off Folkestone- a boat was being chased by a submarine & the second after we left Malta but having so many troops on board we had to go on-A big ship is on the shore here run aground after being torpedoed.
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