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[Tuesday 7 November 1916]

Our Skipper has just received a wireless message from the Admiralty thanking him for his Seamanship in bringing us through the storm at one time we were drifting very near to the French Coast-
It is calmer today but a very high sea running.
The Ship's order O.C. Troops thanked the men who worked in the stoke hold baleing all night & then Captain of the day. The Tommies are a big hearted crowd & the life in the troop deck is HELL, they have no room for exercise.

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