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Dad’s Diary p6

26/04/2011
Dad's Diary p6 by SpearLily
Dad’s Diary p6, a photo by SpearLily on Flickr.

2=12=1912
3=12=1912
Weather too rough for sounding or trawling.
The ship absolutely buried under water.

4=12=1912
Sounding   4 PM   2700 Fathoms,   Clay bottom.
Weather calmer, rained at night.

5=12=1912
Sounding   6 PM   1017 Fathoms     Sandy.
Showery all day.

6=12=1912
Sounding  6 AM   1300 Fathoms     Rocky
Noon                        1018        ”                    ”
8 PM                           710        ”                    ”
8.15 PM                     750       ”                    ”

7=12=1912
Sounding          Bottom
10 AM   570 Fathoms     Rocky
2 PM      818         ”                    ”
Trapped Albatross, 18ft tip to tip.
Chief Engineer tried patient with success, an instrument to give depth of water and bring up sample and temperature of water at bottom, also sample of earth at bottom.

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