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2nd Feby. 1918.Nothing but heavy gales, snow & hail. Heavy fall of snow last night. Conditions for us anything but comfortable.5th Feby.Met Collier again last in about 60° N. 30° W. Collier steaming in company close to.7th Feby.Steaming slow through ice fields off coast of Iceland. Thick foggy weather & bitterly cold. The captain of "Hitachi Maru" committed suicide by jumping overboard after dark.8th Feby.Had to give up attempt to get through Denmark Straits, too much ice. Turned back at 4 A.M.9th Feby.Turned to eastward at noon, along south of Iceland. Crew put on war watches.14th Feby.Made the coast of Norway. No prisoners allowed on deck.6.30p.m. Marstinen Light abeam about 3'[?] distant. Fresh southerly wind & fine.
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