2nd Feby. 1918.
Nothing but heavy gales, snow & hail. Heavy fall of snow last night. Conditions for us anything but comfortable.
Met Collier again last in about 60° N. 30° W. Collier steaming in company close to.
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.
Had to give up attempt to get through Denmark Straits, too much ice. Turned back at 4 A.M.
Turned to eastward at noon, along south of Iceland. Crew put on war watches.
Made the coast of Norway. No prisoners allowed on deck.
6.30p.m. Marstinen Light abeam about 3'[?] distant. Fresh southerly wind & fine.