– a gale
Very strong rear wind (east) which later turned to a head wind. I discover that the Captain’s name is Pinckney. I enquire of the Commodore of the Fleet who gives me an introduction to Commander Pinckney on the bridge. The Commodore takes his place & Capt. & I go to his cabin for a chat. He’s over 6 feet in height, broad & kindly face. Regrets we had not met sooner. Weather a gale at 4 pm. We drop anchor @ 5 pm.
*Captain Leonard Durnford Pinckney, Master, S.S. “Khyber”, was appointed to be an Officer of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) on March 26, 1920.