Item 02: Alec Donaldson diary, 6 August 1917-24 December 1918 - Page 17

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Maladive Islands & sent seaplane in with message to "Hitachi Maru"
530 pm. Seaplane returned & "Wolf" steamed away to W.S.W.
12th Oct.
Having been steaming to W.S.W.8kts, but seen no more ships. 330pm hauled to SSE.
13th Oct.
10A.M. Met "Hitachi Maru" & kept in company until evening of 14th then Hitachi steamed away to southrd.
20th Oct.
Since 13th having been dodging North & south, East & West trying to find another ship 8 A.M. met Hitachi again & both ships steamed in under lee of the Gurgados Islands 230 pm made fast alongside "Hitatchi Maru" at anchor. Commenced shifting coal from our No 3 lower hold to bunkers. Also taking more coal from the Jap.
7th Nov.
Having embarked all passengers stores etc from the Jap, both ships proceeded to sea & about

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