6 October 1914; Tuesday

Got up about 7.30. Drilled again. Not much to do at work. Further news about Allies check. Russian Victory in East Prussia. German destroyer sunk by Submarine E91 off the mouth of the Ems.

Belgian King2 & ministers leave Antwerp. Garrison retires to inner ring of forts.

  1. The destroyer was the S116. It was the E9 which sank the Hela (see 13 September); she was scuttled off Helsinki on 3 April 1918 to avoid capture, and was salvaged for breaking up (in Finland) in 1953. 

  2. “Belgian King”: Albert I of Belgium