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Date: December 20th 1916

Dec. 20 - At 4:30 p.m. just as night was falling the great ship cast anchor and escorted by one of Britain's Men of War set sail for Old England. Discipline was very strict on board ship. Life jackets had to be worn all the time and sleep with them under the head at night. No smoking allow on any of the outside decks and all upper decks cleared at nine p.m.