Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 248
[Tuesday 5 September 1916]
Off Channel Islands
Wireless instructions to go to Portland not Southampton
(Cold better) Reason given submarines had missed course- many sweepers & Torpedoe boats are ahead of us- Left Portland at 3.30 pm with a White Star boat for Southampton so appears we will not now disembark.[indecipherable]
We all expected to land at Portland .