Tuesday 8 June 2010 by Janice Farrer. No comments
Diary of an ANZAC

Please note: Care has been taken to transcribe these entries without alteration to preserve the original language of Herbert Vincent Reynolds. 

British Monitor, either HMS Severn or Mersey, in port on the East coast of Africa. British Monitor, either HMS Severn or Mersey, in port on the East coast of Africa. P01236.012
 

‘Feeling a bit off colour and did not turn out till midday. Things very quiet again today. A new monitor type of battleship made its appearance here today and created a deal of interest through her peculiar appearance. At a distance she looks like a half submerged battleship as her bow and stern are not visible above the water.’