Fonds RC0554 - J.N. Weekes fonds

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J.N. Weekes fonds

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  • 1914-1916 (Creation)

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J.N. Weekes served aboard H.M.S. Sapphire. H.M.S. Sapphire was a light cruiser of 3,000 tons built in 1905. At the outbreak of the war the ship formed part of the 7th Battle Squadron and was on escort duty in the English Channel as the British Expeditionary Force crossed to France. Later on the ship took part in operations at Gallipoli and eventually was stationed at various Italian Naval Bases.

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The fonds consists of Weekes's journal, a bound manuscript, 88 pages in length. The first entry is dated 4 August 1914 when the ship was "laying in Medway at Sherness". The last entry is dated [June] 9, 1916 when the ship left Brindisi.

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Item was purchased at Sotheby's auction of 28 May 1985.


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