War Diaries Of Frederick James Santillo Royal Navy - Mechanician. HMS Emerald 1930

2 14th Jan Tuesday: Usual routine. Very hot at work. Slept afternoon. Watch on board. 15th Wednesday: Usual routine. Slept afternoon. Not so hot today. 16th Thursday: Flooded the dock. Slept afternoon. Listened to band whilst walking up and down Dockyard. Rain. 17th Jan Friday: Usual routine. Slept afternoon. Nice cool wind. 18th Jan Saturday: Usual routine. Slept afternoon. It came down heavens hard with rain all the evening. Watch on board. Received two letters from oneIda from Will and one from Court. 1yr 20 wks. 19th Jan Sunday: Usual routine. Church on focsle 5 nice and fine. Got fed up in the evening and forwent a walk it was very nice enjoyed it very much got back early and hat supper on board spent nil avery cheap evening. Turned in early had a nice sleep. 20th Jan Monday: Watch keeping we came out of dock and tied up in the harbour much cooler out here abut bit warmer in the mess. Wrote letter to Ida. 21st Jan Tuesday: Usual routine. Slept afternoon. Weather nice cool breeze blowing. 22nd Jan Wednesday: Usual routine. Slept afternoon. Weather nice cool breeze all day nice in the hammock. Watch on board. 23rd Jan Thursday: Usual routine. Slept afternoon. Weather still nice and cool. Went onshore to see Marines &Torpedo men 8 men play soccer 9 drawn game very good came off to supper. 24th Jan Friday: Usual routine not much work on hand a fairly easy time just now. Slept all afternoon. Went ashore to see 1st XI play RAs avery good game drawn 4-4. One fellow ought to have won as they played the best football. Had two nice Ices in Ceylon Creameries. Weather just right nice cool breeze. 25th Jan Saturday: Received letter from Ida. Left Colombo 4 for Trincomalee 10 10.0AM. Nice weather. 1yr 19wks. 26th Jan Sunday: At sea Church on focsle 5 .Exercising with Effingham 11 &Enterprise 12 weather still nice. Watch on board. 27th Jan Monday: Arrived at Trincomalee 10 6.30AM. Wrote letter to Ida. 28th Jan Tuesday: Effingham 11 left for Colombo 4 &Home she got a good sendoff (7.0AM). Usual routine. Slept afternoon. Nice cool breeze blowing.
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