Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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the time was about 1 p.m. It was perfectly calm & still & the ship had her Torpedo nets down. Torpedo Boats pinnaces & destroyers came from all directions & assisted to save the crew. (I don't know yet how many were lost) poor old TRIUMPH. She had been of the most valuable help to us. Wet (showery) again today - the soil is like thick grease it's really awful having to climb hills. Saw Mervyn well & cheery at BROWN Batty- heard that the loss of life in connection with the sinking of the Triumph was about 100. The day has been quieter than usual but several times the Guns got on to good Targets & did good work, notably PHILLIPS on machine & Gun Targets, BURGESS on Transport train N of OLIVE GROVE May 26th Rounds as usual. PHILLIPS OBS Stn & BURGESSES & BROWNE also met MILES. Great improvement on the routine work. All ranks getting settled down to it. [Page] 48