Report of Drifters off Syra 14 March 1919

Report of Drifters off Syra 14 March 1919

 

Lieut. R.H. Palmer R.N.V.R.

D “Northesk” II 2022

Syra

March 14 1919

Captain K.

H.M.S. “Pyramus”

Mudros.

 

Sir,

 

I have the honour to report that the letter given to me to deliver to Lieut Berkeley of H.M.T. “Eva Wales” has been undelivered owing to “Eva Wales” having sailed before my arrival.

 

On arrival at Syra at 1300 today I reported to S.N.O. and also informed him I had this letter to deliver.

 

I was told that Eva Wales had left Syra with the other Trawlers on the previous day & as there is no ferry between Syra & Malta I am returning the letter to you.

 

We arrived at Syra without incident although the speed maintained only averaged 7 Knots; this was due to three factors: –

The dirtiness of the bottoms of Northesk & Prime, the heavy load of stores in the holds of Hopeful & Comely and that we had very heavy weather from DORO to Syra.

I have the honour to be Sir

R.H.P.

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Message 14 March 1917

“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        Camp Comdt.

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

IG 632                                                 14

 

Fifth Army reports they have consolidated brickfields at N.2.A.5.5. AAA Trench H.31.B.0.3. to H.32.D.2.7. occupied by us AAA Line West of G.23.C.3.0. now runs West to G.22.C.8.1. North to G.22.A.5.3., G.22.A.0.7., G.21. Central Railways in G.20. central AAA Post established at F.26.D.3015. AAA ends.

 

From: TRUMPET

Place:

Time: 11/40 am

(Sd) K.M. Leader Lieut G.S.

Signature of Addressee

 

14 March 1917