Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 19
whether going to church or etc.
Our vessel is a fine one, 15.000 tons and doing about 12 knots, slow but sure.
She was wrecked some years ago and lost half-of herself on the rocks and all of her stern had to be built again.
From our position in the life-boat we can see her almost from head to tail and right proud we feel of her grand dimensions, more proud are we of all the brave boys aboard.
Allen and self up with a few others at 6 A.M. to hose and sweep down the decks. With boots off and trousers up and water splashing everywhere our happiness was