(MONDAY, 10th FEBRUARY, 1947.)
Routine. A few minutes late at 0400 and getting later.
O.O.D Gone ashore. Duty G.I. Gone with the wind.
Mid of Watch . Gone for a drink. Duty T.I. Gone to Earth.
Duty E.O. Gone up in smoke. Duty N.C.O. Gone to the...
Duty Med. Officer . Gone sick. Duty P.O. Gone to lunch.
Dress No. 16's, negative goloshes.
Thought for the Day: "Bash onRegardless."
0300 Belay the last pipe.
0310 Petty Officers and Sergeants of Messes for tea.
0315 Call the hands.
0330 Hands turn out (if they feel like it).
0340 Hands turn up.
0341 Hands turn to.
0345 Hands fall out.
0615 Open bathrooms. Close interceptors. Call the roll. Pay the rent. Belay the last pipe.
0745 Messdeck and Flat Sweepers fall in on the Quarterdeck with kit lockers.
0830 Open fire (one round of practice shell is to be shared between all turrets).
0839 Secure. Hands shift into No. 17's negative halberds.
0840 Guard of Honour and Band get fell in on Starboard side of the Quarterdeck.
0845 Ship open to visitors.
0859 Entry of Trumpeters and Police.
0900 Entry of King Neptune, Queen Amphitrite and Court. The Commander will greet them and they will inspect the Guard.
0910 Court will proceed up Port side, around "A" Turret, to platform.
0925½ Address of welcome by Captain.
0928½ Reply by King Neptune.
093I¾ Presentation of Honours and Awards.
0945 Initiation of Novices.
0946 Heaven knows what.
1200 The Court will rise.
1345 PipeClocks will be advanced 41 minutes at 1649 this evening. Last Dogwatchmen will relieve at 1732½ old time. The time is now 1216½ new time. Start the watches. Fall out the Band.
1602 Both Watches of the Hands fall in in the Keyboard Flat. Stand fast men closed up or fed up.
1700 Up Spirits.
17OO¼ Down Spirits.
1900 Hands shift into Fancy Dressnegative sombreros,
1930 Cinema show for ship's company in Forecastle Locker.
2050 Rounds again.
2200 Wipe down.
2230 Pipe down.
2231 All mermaids to be waterborne by this time.