Diaries of Ethel Ellen Brander, nee Conybeare Volume 3, Scan: 0147
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1915 September 5
Everybody making to save precious articles if they have to run. Everything at hand for a quick exit, in bed with stockings on. "one woman who looks like a negress but says she is Spanish, really MUST save her manicure set!" "This old tub would sink in minutes...life boats look rather decayed!"
Cheers rose when morning brought a patrol boat of the Royal Navy to escort.
1915 September 5 - later
Being escorted because the "Hesperian" was torpedoed this morning, and the submarine is still hanging around somewhere. This ran around the ship as gossip despite being "secret". Now night, ship all dark. Safe until 4AM dawn.