Why do you not simply read his Autobiography A Sailors Odyssey (Hutchinsons, London, 1951) one of the best of such books? It was not unbroken service because he took Scorpion home for a refit in July 1916 and took over command of the destroyer Rattlesnake which he took back to the Med and was her CO until October, when he once more commanded Scorpion. He applied for a Harwich Force or a Dover-based destroyer having been offered the job of Commander (D) all of the Malta-based destroyers, which he rejected. He finally left Scorpion in January 1918. The war years spent in the Med (and again between the wars) meant he knew the area like the back of his hand and served him well in WW II. He got the Grand Fleet destroyer Ophelia and then moved to command the Termagant on the Dover Patrol,where he hoped to see more action than just escorting convoys in the Med.