1918 – August 14

I moved myself and Headquarters on board the S/S President Kruger, where I shall remain, I expect, for some time. It is cooler on board, I will rig up a wireless set, and I can then move at a moment’s notice anywhere up and down the Caspian. My sailor, Commodore Norris, is extemporising a fleet – so far we have not taken any ships, but we possess a 4 in gun, arrived yesterday and 3 more are coming, and we have naval personnel about 160. The Officers on board and the crew seem a very decent lot. We took down the Revolutionary Red flag and hoisted the old Russian flag.  

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