Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. II (14 January 1916 to 31 January 1917)

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Ship Officers. Routine Orders & Alarm Stations ordered & arranged - Smooth Sea. Thursday March 23rd. Inspected ship with G.O.C. Alarm Stations practiced. 1100 Alarm given 1600. Smooth Seas. The BOHEMIAN is a well formed ship of about 9000 tons. Captain HISCOE. The accommodation for the Officers & Horses on board is good but for the N.C.O's and men very indifferent. The meat ration is only 12 oz & the bread 1lb. Smooth Sea. Friday March 24th Inspected Ships with O/C Troops Had bad fall down steps badly bruised chest & thigh. Feeling seedy from effects of innoculation against para typhoid done yesterday. Smooth Sea - March 25th Fine day Smooth Sea. March 26 ? Sunday fine & Smooth reported to have passed a Submarine Submerged today. men complained about short meat & bread rations 12 oz & 16 oz respectively. O/C Troops Col B Browne has made himself responsible for meat ration being increased to 16 oz. Church service by Rev. OAKLEY today. [Page] 30