Item 02: Alec Donaldson diary, 6 August 1917-24 December 1918 - Page 22

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29th Dec.
Both vessels effecting repairs to engines & boilers, no steam on Wolfs Engines, painting ship outside.
30th Dec.
645 p.m. Both ships got under way, steaming 5 ½ knots N by E. only one boiler working on "Wolf"
2nd Jany 1918
Still proceeding same speed, ship still listed to port on account of leak on starboard side.
3rd Jany.
several prisoners & crew suffering from scurvy
4th Jany.
10 A.M. passed four masted sailing ship bound west. 1.30 pm "Wolf" turned round & went back after the ship & captured her. She was a Norweigian ship, bought from British owners in 1913.
11.30 pm Sunk her after taking crew & stores. Name of ship "Storebroder" in ballast Beira[?] to Rio, 37 days
6th Jany.
1pm. "Wolf" signalled collier & both went ahead full speed.
10th Jany.
600 pm Made fast alongside collier & commenced bunkering, ships bumping heavily all night.
0° 30'S - 26° 00' W.

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