Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 24
ranks, there are on board, the crew (number unknown) & Hospital staff of ship of 60. The Sergts. are berthed aft in very comfortable quarters, & as the tucker is fair, sea calm, & little work to do now that the mass of work in connection with the embarkation has been got under, everything should be alright.
Monday 27th March
Everything going smoothly, the ship averaging between 11 & 12 knots. So far we have only seen one ship since leaving Alex., the Hosp. Ship Ersiquibo which we passed about 9 o'clock last night bound for Alex. Notwithstanding the fact we are on a Hosp. Ship every precaution is being taken against enemy submarines. We are keeping well out of the usual trade route