Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 16
Euripides in sight left the Clan McCorkadale in the rear out of sight. all the lads in the best of humors. Stan & I have decided to take on mess orderlies passed through Bass Straits about 2 P.M. the sea very calm & had a good nights rest.
Were disappointed as we did not call at Melbourne as was expected. the sea a little rougher & the boat rolling a little. had an argument with Corp Howarth at breaky with ref. to a prisoner's breakfast. saw several whales quite close to boat. had good time after tea boxing, singing & reciting, until 9 o'clock
Sighted some whales, received an illustration of how to swab the deck by some of the ships crew. the wind rose after tea. sighted one of our Cruisers early in afternoon. but was not close to her. no sign of Euripides