We arrive at Gibraltar 2.00 pm along side the Dockyard to take on a 7' 5" gun in case of submarine attack. We were not allowed to land in the dockyard, but went on shore in a hired P&O launch for which we were charged 2/- each. This we considered to be bare face robbery and caused a good deal of discontent amongst the passengers. We went on shore, not much to see being only a Naval-Base. Just one main street. Weighed ourselves. Marian was 7 stone, myself 10 stone 3 lbs. Had some refreshments and returned to our ship in the evening. I met a Naval ordnance storehouse-man from Portsmouth on board with the gun and fittings by the name of Mr Constance.
Sea smooth. Run 372. Temp 73 degrees.