JJ Rowe Diary: 28 Feb 1889
Keeping the troops healthy is a priority, and as Joseph has explained in this entry and the previous one, the Army doctor has begun to carry out a daily inspection of the men to ensure that they are clean and healthy. Once again there is entertainment on deck in the evening; this time an accordionist has joined in the merriment.
The Diary Entry
At 4.A m the watch helped to wash the deck’s down. Then I had a bath & went down & got breakfast Ready.
Passed two Ships about 6.30 am, one a very large one, which kept in Sight of us nearly all day.