25 February 1915; Thursday

At work as usual. Played the piano at night. Went down to meeting, but was rather late and they hadn’t one. Received word that the Clan M’Naughton1 had been lost with all hands, about 280 people.

  1. HMS Clan McNaughton was a passenger/cargo vessel, converted to auxiliary cruiser in November 1914; lost off N. Ireland (last contact on 3 February), due to one or more of: severe weather; inexperienced crew; top-­heaviness due to gun-­mounting; possibly a drifting mine.