Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 16

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with a gay patrol of motor-boats to the heads plunge forth into the great unknown buoyed up with the atmosphere of moral support, strengthened by unknown but almighty Power.
The day was bright and beautiful in every respect, and well suited as an omen to the accomplishment of the task before us.
Meals on board are excellent. Our mess-room and sleeping room combined is right foreword. All have hammocks which we sling each night to the ceiling and which are infinitely more comfortable than cabin-beds.

Nov 12
Fine day. Allen & self explore much of the ship from end to end. We went down into the engine-rooom and explore nearly everything to be seen down there

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