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Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, King Edward VII-class

Pendant Nos 25 (1914), 02 (1.18), N.07 (4.18). Launched 20.5.05 Chatham DY. 16,350 tons, 457(oa), 425(pp)x78x26ft. TE 18000ihp, 19kts. Armament: 4-12in, 4-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-12pdr, 5-18in tt. Armour: 9in sides, 2in deck, 12in guns. 3rd BS Grand Fleet 8.14, Mediterranean 1916-17, four of class still with Grand Fleet in 1918. Sold 30.6.20 Ellis, Newcastle. (British Warships 1914-1919)

With rest of 3rd BS joined the Grand Fleet in August 1914 (where they were known as the 'Wobbly Eight'). Moved from Scapa Flow to the Nore in May 1916. Refitted in 1917 with all 6in guns in main deck battery replaced by 4-6in a deck higher. Attached to 9th Cruiser Squadron from April 1917 to November 1918, and reduced to accommodation ship in April 1919. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Chatham, Cromarty Firth, Devonport, Dover, Harwich, Haulbowline, Invergordon, Pembroke, Plymouth, Portland, Portsmouth, Rosyth, Scapa Flow, Sheerness

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Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong

Notes:

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Groups of links refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

The logs for HMS Africa have not been transcribed here in their entirety. In general, those log entries of a daily nature in port and/or at sea – for example: ‘Cleaned ship’, “Divisions, Prayers’ – are only transcribed where they form part of a more specific entry, such as, ‘Cleaned ship and prepared to take in provisions’.

Other points to note:

  • Abbreviations are spelt out in full to aid readability, unless they are very commonly known.
  • The names of ships are shown in italics.
  • Where possible, basic information is provided for vessels the first time that they are encountered in the logs. This information is usually provided in the form of hyperlinks. However, some information is only available through the book: Dittmar & Colledge, 1972: British Warships 1914–1919, Ian Allan, London (‘Dittmar & Colledge, 1972’ in the text below).
  • Where words or part-words cannot be deciphered, question marks have been inserted.
  • Where log observations are not accompanied with a time, they are shown only as ‘am’ or ‘pm’.
  • All additional editor’s notes are shown in italics on a separate line and indented.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS AFRICA 1916-1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

(Maps prepared using Journey Plotter, developed by Maikel. The Plots can only be approximate. They are made by joining-up positions on successive days, and sometimes positions are not given. There will therefore be occasions when the ship appears to have travelled overland)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS AFRICA 1916-1917

JP map Africa 1916-1917

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank power and coal consumption page.


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1 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

A schematic map of the Portsmouth Dockyard is found at http://portsmouthdockyard.org.uk/Page%2017.html . See also http://www.gwpda.org/naval/dkbk0000.htm for plans of RN Dockyards in 1909, including Portsmouth.

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Quarters. Leave to parts of Blue and White watches till 7am.

pm: Exercised fire stations.

Some activities, such as cleaning ship, overnight leave to parts of watches and exercising fire stations, are daily port activities and are not repeated further here unless they are part of another log entry.


No logs for 2–3 September.


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4 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard, refitting, getting in stores and as requisite.


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5 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am/pm: Hands employed dismounting guns, refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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6 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Mr Pillar, Mate (E) joined ship from Victory.


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7 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting, exchanging rifles and as requisite.

pm: Lieutenant H.W.B. Stigg joined from Excellent.

HMS Excellent is an RN shore establishment at Whale Island, near Portsmouth. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Excellent_(shore_establishment) .

pm: Discharged Lieutenant J.T.B. Nutley to Excellent.

Lieutenant Nutley’s initials are unclear.


No logs for 8–9 September.


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10 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed preparing for ammunitioning.

am/pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition.

pm: Completed stowing all ammunition.

pm: Lieutenant Jepson joined ship from Michael.

HMS Michael was an Admiralty M class destroyer launched in 1915 at Thornycroft, Woolston, and sold for breaking up in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiralty_M-class_destroyer .


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11 September 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Hands employed in turrets, cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants No. 247 and 248.


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12 September 1916

Portsmouth and at sea

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 2

Alterations of course and speed and sightings of geographic features will not normally be transcribed here unless they are part of a more important log entry.

am: Secured boat for sea.

am: Discharged draft of 11 Seaman Ratings and 14 Marines to Chatham and 13 RMA Ratings to Eastney.

9.05am: Read Fire and Collision stations. Exercised physical drill.

am: Exercised divisional drill. Boys at instruction. Remainder of hands preparing ship for sea.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

1.06pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.25pm: Passed boom.

1.38pm: Stopped. Disembarked Pilot.

1.45pm: Proceeded 80revs. Course as requisite for swept channels. Hydrangea and Cornflower in company.

HMS Hydrangea was a Flower class (Arabis type) minesweeping sloop, built by Connell and launched in 1916. She was sold in 1940 at Hong Kong for mercantile use. Class details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabis-class_sloop .

HMS Cornflower was also a member of the Flower Class (Arabis type), built by Barclay Curle and launched in 1916. She was lost at Hong Kong on 19December, 1941. Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Cornflower.htm .

2.08pm: Streamed patent log.

2.55pm: Commenced zigzag, 2 points each side of course.

8.18pm: Hydrangea and Cornflower took station astern.


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13 September 1916

At sea, Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 49.1, Long -8.6

Number on sick list: 2

5.15am: Eased to 87 revs. Negative zigzag. Sloops took station as submarine screen.

5.30am: Increased to 100 revs. Commenced zigzag.

9.00am: Sighted HMS Zinnia to south-westward.

HMS Zinnia was a Flower class (Azalea type) minesweeping sloop, built by Swan Hunter and launched in 1915. She was sold to the Belgian Navy in 1920, retaining the same name. Class details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azalea-class_sloop .

10.55am: Sighted HMS Comet to southward.

HMS Comet was an H (Acorn) class destroyer, launched in 1910 at Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering, Govan, and sunk in a collision on 6 August, 1918. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Comet_(1910) .

12.50pm: Negative zigzag.

1.30pm: Commenced zigzagging.

pm: Read warrant Nos 249 and 250.

7.45pm: Negative zigzagging. Shaped course S37W. Sloops took station astern.


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14 September 1916

At sea, Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 43.9, Long -11.4

Number on sick list: 2

5.00am: Reduced to 13 knots. Sloops formed Submarine Screen.

6.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

7.45pm: Negative zigzag. Sloops took station astern.


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15 September 1916

At sea, Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 38.2, Long -10.6

Number on sick list: 4

5.38am: Reduced to 87 revs. Sloops formed Submarine Screen.

6.15am: Commenced zigzagging.

6.55pm: Negative zigzag.

7.00pm: Zigzagging.

7.30pm: Finished zigzagging.


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Duplicate scan for 15 September


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16 September 1916

At sea and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.0, Long -5.4

See http://www.gwpda.org/naval/dkbk0000.htm for a map of the dock at Gibraltar dated 1909.

Number on sick list: 3

3.00am: Hydrangea hauled out of line. Stopped with engine trouble. Course as requisite for proceeding round Hydrangea.

4.00am: Hydrangea proceeded and took station astern of Cornflower.

5.18am: Sloops formed Submarine Screen.

7.00am: Hydrangea stopped. Main engine trouble.

7.15am: Parted company from Hydrangea, Cornflower.

12.29pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

12.41pm: Entered harbour. Proceeded to secure alongside South Mole. Preparing ship for coaling.

2.45pm: Commenced coaling. Hydrangea, Cornflower arrived.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

9.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 900 tons.


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17 September 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Oil lighter secured alongside.

11.00am: Oil lighter cast off.


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18 September 1916

Gibraltar and at sea to Malta

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Preparing ship for sea.

11.00am: Read warrant No. 251.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

11.55am: Slipped from mole. Tugs in attendance turning ship. Hydrangea and Cornflower proceeded.

12.05pm: Tugs cast off. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.30pm: Streamed Patent log.

12.33pm: Turned 32 points to enable Hydrangea to take up station.

12.55pm: Detached Hydrangea to return to Gibraltar.

1.30pm: Commenced zigzagging. Cornflower took station ahead.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag. Shaped course S79E. Cornflower took station astern.

10.38pm: Commenced zigzagging.


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19 September 1916

At sea, Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.1, Long 1.1

Number on sick list: 6

2.00am: Zigzagging.

5.10am: Cornflower took station ahead.

5.40am: Commenced zigzagging.

6.30pm: Negative zigzag. Cornflower stationed ahead, 5 cables.

11.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.


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20 September 1916

At sea, Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.7, Long 8.0

Number on sick list: 5

7.30am: Zigzagging.

9.35am: Heavy thunderstorm.

1.55pm: Negative zigzag.

2.00pm: Zigzagging.

6.35pm: Detached Cornflower. Negative zigzagging.


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21 September 1916

At sea and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 5

1.55am: Sighted HMS Acacia.

HMS Acacia was a Flower class (Acacia type) minesweeping sloop, launched in 1915 by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend-on-Tyne, and sold in 1922. Class details are at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_class_sloop and logs are at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Acacia.htm .

3.05am: Sighted British four-funneled cruiser.

5.30am: Zigzagging.

11.35am: Course as requisite for entering Grand Harbour by swept channel.

11.55am: Stopped. Secured to Nos 2 and 2A buoys, Grand Harbour.

1.35pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

2.08pm: Commenced coaling.

2.45pm: Cornflower arrived.

6.45pm: Finished coaling ship. 790 tons.


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22 September 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 4

am: Oil lighter secured alongside.

11.55am: Oil lighter cast off.


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23 September 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side.


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Duplicate scan for 23 September.


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24 September 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 3

am: Landed church parties.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service.


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25 September 1916

Malta, and at sea to Taranto

Lat 35.8, Long 14.8

Number on sick list: 5

am: Preparing ship for sea.

am: IMS Variag (Russian) arrived, secured to buoys.

Variag (or ‘Varyag’) was a Russian protected cruiser, launched in 1899 at William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, and eventually scrapped in 1924. Details of her unusual history at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cruiser_Varyag_(1899) .

10.45am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.50am: Passed breakwater. Course as requisite for swept channel.

11.45am: Commenced zigzagging.

pm: Exercised physical drill.

pm: Sheldrake took station astern.

HMS Sheldrake was an ‘H’ (Acorn) class destroyer, launched in 1911 at William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, and sold for breaking up in 1921. Class details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_class_destroyer .


No logs for 26–27 September.


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28 September 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Received 475 tons.

10.45am: Collier cast off.


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29 September 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3


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30 September 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised physical drill.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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Above scans are blank pages and part pages.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page, crossed through.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.


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2 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Sent 1st picket boat and crew to Margarita.

am/pm: Hands employed painting masts, yards and funnels.

pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship's company.

10.00pm: Darkened ship.


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3 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Prepared for sea.

2.30pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. Squadron in single line ahead.

2.45pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo. Proceeded as requisite for tactics in Mar Grand.

4.05pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to Mar Piccolo.

4.15pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

4.22pm: Stopped. Secured. Took(?) in No. 2 moorings.


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4 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.10am: Queen proceeded.

HMS Queen was a London or Queen class pre-dreadnought battleship, launched in 1902 at Devonport Dockyard and sold for breaking up in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Queen_(1902) .

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

8.30pm: Exercised searchlight control.


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5 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed painting ship, working in Margarita and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and boats and as requisite.


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6 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

am: Sent working party to clean Isonzo.

am: Court martial assembled on board.

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning Isonzo, painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hauled down Court Martial jack.


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7 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Tested lifebuoys – correct.


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8 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

10.15pm: Exercised Air Raid stations.


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9 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.40am: Gloucester arrived.

HMS Gloucester was a light cruiser of the Town class, launched in 1909 at William Beardsmore & Company on the Clyde, and sold for scrapping in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Gloucester_(1909) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Gloucester.htm .

9.40am: Exercised out sheet anchor. Exercised out collision mat and Fire Stations. Exercised Air Raid stations.

am: Landed Margarita and recreation ground working parties.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

pm: Boats crew away exercising boat sailing.


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10 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed working parties. Exercised control parties. Hands employed working about boats and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

2.30pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

3.00pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

pm: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out manoeuvres in Mar Grande.

4.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

4.10pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor in 15 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

8.52pm: Weighed. Proceeded in single line ahead as requisite for carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice at moored targets.

10.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

10.30pm: Stopped. Came to port anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.


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11 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Queen proceeded for firing.

6.11am: Weighed. Turned and proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

6.30am: Stopped. Came to port anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

8.15am: Venerable and Prince of Wales proceeded into Mar Piccolo.

HMS Venerable was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the London class, launched in 1899 at Chatham Dockyard and sold for scrapping in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Venerable_(1899)

HMS Prince of Wales was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the London class, launched in 1902 at Chatham Dockyard and sold for scrapping in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Prince_of_Wales_(1902) .

9.30am: Laid out kedge anchor to point(?) ship for firing.

am: Boys to instruction.

am: Carried out day group firing from 1” aiming rifle with all watches?

pm: Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice with all turrets and 6” guns crews. Firing port side.

pm: Weighed and replaced kedge anchor.


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12 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: X and Y turret crews to drill. Boys to Seamanship. Remainder of hands as requisite.

1.10pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles. Tug proceeded with target in tow.

1.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing from all turrets and Starboard 6" guns at towed target.

4.00pm: Carried out group firing from 12 pdr guns.

4.30pm: Ceased firing. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

5.00pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.


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13 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

am: Carried out 2 torpedo runs from starboard tubes.

8.00am: Hoisted Court Martial jack.

8.05am: Collier Sylvia secured alongside.

am: Coaling gear examined and correct.

10.05am: Hauled down Court Martial jack.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

10.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons.


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14 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

am: Read warrants No. 253 and 254

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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15 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

10.25am: Performed Divine Service.


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16 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Exercised control parties – firing .303” aiming rifle at towed target.

am: Prepared to be taken in tow.

am: Exercised ‘Close watertight doors’.

am: Hoisted out all boats. Exercised ‘Abandon Ship’.

11.00am: Secured. Replaced gear.

pm: Laid out kedge anchor.

pm: Carried out night defence runs and local control firing with .303” aiming rifle at towed target.

pm: Read warrants Nos 255 and 256.


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17 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

9.10am: Laid out kedge anchor. Pointed ship for carrying out aiming rifle practice.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Carried out control firing with .303” and 1” aiming rifle.

10.50am: Secured.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

pm: Fore turret and B turret crews to drill. Boys to instruction.

2.15pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for rejoining fleet and carrying out tactical exercises.

3.50pm: Finished tactics. Course as requisite for anchorage.

4.05pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

8.51pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite in company with squadron to carry out tactical exercises.

10.00pm: Finished tactics. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

10.27pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.


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18 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging targets.

am: Cleared ship for action.

8.42am: Weighed. Proceeded to entrance of Passagio Piccolo.

9.15am: Rear Admiral H. Kerr came on board to witness firing. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out No 1 firing at towed targets, and for carrying out No 3 firing.

10.45am: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

11.07am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 11 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.


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19 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Slipped diving boat.

am: Divers away diving – examining propellers.

am: 6 and 12 pdr guns crews to drill. Local control parties to drill.

am: Remainder of hands employed refitting, painting out boats and as requisite.

11.12am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

11.23am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 11 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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20 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.15am: Laid out kedge anchor.

am: Submarine guns crews of all watches to .303” aiming rifle practice.

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship throughout, drawing stores from Isonzo and as requisite.

pm: 15 Ratings joined from Isonzo.

9.00pm: Hoisted in all boats.


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21 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

am: Read warrant No. 257.

2.12am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering Passagio Piccolo.

2.57pm: Proceeded through passage.

3.03pm: Stopped. Took in No 2 Moorings.

pm: Lost overboard by accident from drifter Britannia, Hoses, No.3, 2 in No., Branch pipe, 1 in No.

Britannia II (Admiralty No. 2055; Port No. PD.357; 94 grt; 1907)and Britannia IV (Admiralty No. 2184; Port No. INS.47; 63 grt; 1902) were both hired drifters at this time (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).


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22 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

pm: Recreation ground leave to Blue watch and Boys till 6pm.

4.30pm: Topaze arrived.

HMS Topaze was a 3rd class protected cruiser of the Topaze (or ‘Gem’) class, launched in 1903 at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, and sold for scrap in 1921. Class details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topaze_class_cruiser and logs at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topaze_class_cruiser .


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23 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed every available man at recreation ground for inspection by Rear-Admiral Mark E.F. Kerr.

Biographical details of Rear Admiral Kerr at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Kerr_(Royal_Navy_officer) .

pm: Training classes to instruction. Boys to Seamanship.

pm: Leave in accordance with squadron order.


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24 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Boys to drill. Training classes at instruction.

am: A turret to divisional drill.

pm: Prepared for sea.

1.47pm: Slipped.

2.00pm: Proceeded in line ahead as requisite for leaving harbour and carrying out tactical exercises in Mar Grande.

2.25pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

3.59pm: Stopped.

4.00pm: Came to with Port anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

pm: Read warrant No. 258.

8.26pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out tactics in Mar Grande.

10.00pm: Stopped.

10.04pm: Came to Port anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.


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25 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

7.50am: Weighed. Took station astern of Venerable. Proceeded as requisite waiting for opening of bridge of ? to Mar Piccolo.

8.39am: Passed through Passage.

8.47am: Stopped. Took in No 2 Moorings.

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling and provisioning, and as requisite.

12.20pm: Storeship secured alongside.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

3.00pm: Storeship cast off.

4.25pm: Collier Cedar Branch secured alongside. Rigged ships and derricks for coaling.


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26 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

5.55am: Commenced coaling.

am: Sent target party to Queen.

10.00am: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons.

10.30am: Collier cast off.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: Leave in accordance with squadron orders.


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27 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Read warrants Nos 259 and 260.


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28 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

pm: Read warrant No. 261.


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29 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 0

am: Landed Roman Catholic church parties.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.


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30 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 0

9.30am: Exercised fire stations. All boats’ crews away boat pulling. Closed watertight doors. Exercised out sheet anchor. Watch exercised ‘Land fire engine’, rig hand capstan and place collision mat.

pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Boats’ crews away sailing.


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31 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 0

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands employed refitting, painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.27pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour and proceeding to Mar Grande.

2.45pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

2.51pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles. Carrying out .303” aiming rifle practice.

pm: Exercised 1” aiming rifle practice with night defence watches.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

7.42am: Weighed Proceeded as requisite for swinging ship to ascertain deviation of compasses.

8.45am: Completed swinging. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre practice from all turrets and starboard 6” guns at towed target.

10.41am: Finished firing. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

11.03am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

pm: Carried out night defence runs with 1” aiming rifle.

2.35pm: Finished firing.

2.45pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

3.09pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering Mar Piccolo.

3.26pm: Passed through Passage.

3.30pm: Stopped. Took in No. 2 Moorings.


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2 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Landed emergency landing party.

am: After turret’s crew to drill.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised Watch Out Fire Engine.


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3 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Isonzo arrived.

am: Hands employed cleaning Isonzo and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed cleaning Isonzo.

2.15pm: Fury arrived.

HMS Fury was an H (Acorn) class destroyer launched in 1911 at A & J Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, and sold for breaking up in1921. Class details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn_class_destroyer .

pm: Isonzo party returned.


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4 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and cleaning Isonzo.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Read warrants Nos 262 and 263.


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5 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.


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6 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.20am: Queen proceeded into dock.

9.20am: Exercised Out Sheet Anchor.

am: Replaced gear. Exercised ‘Away all boats crews’. Training classes and boys to instruction.

pm: Boats’ crews away sailing.

pm: Starboard 6” guns and supply parties to drill.


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7 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed Red watch of hands for drill.

am: Lost overboard by accident:- rifle M.L.E., charge loading, 1 in No.

am: After turret’s crew to divisional drill. Training classes and boys to instruction.


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8 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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9 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

6.30am: Liverpool proceeded.

HMS Liverpool was a Town class light cruiser, launched in 1909 at Vickers, Barrow, and sold for scrapping in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Liverpool_(1909) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Liverpool.htm .

am: Read Articles of War and Court Martial returns.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrants Nos 264 and 265.


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10 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 7

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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11 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 7


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12 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.


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13 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

am: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

9.40am: Collier Sylvia secured alongside.

10.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling. Received 360 tons.


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14 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

7.58am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo.

8.13am: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

8.30am: Stopped. Came to starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

am: Gun Layers I and Gun Layers II at 1” aiming rifle practice.

pm: Gun Layers at aiming rifle practice.


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15 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Fore turret’s crew to divisional drill.

am: Boys and training classes to instruction.

1.05pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out firing with 6" guns.

4.17pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.


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16 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.55am: Prepared for and cleared ship for action.

10.05am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for embarking Rear Adm. M.E.F. Kerr, and for preparing to carry out firing from turrets.

11.14am: Target parted. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

12.02pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

2.00pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for Mar Piccolo.

2.25pm: Passed through entrance.

2.30pm: Stopped. Took in No 2 Moorings.


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17 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill.


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18 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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19 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

am: Rear Admiral Mark E.F. Kerr visited ship.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service.


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20 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.00am: Dressed ship, masthead flags, Italian ensign at main.

8.20am: Britannia arrived.

HMS Britannia was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the King Edward VII class, launched in 1904 at Portsmouth Dockyard and torpedoed and sunk on 9 November, 1918. She was the last British warship lost in World War I. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Britannia_(1904) . Logs are at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Britannia.htm and include this period.

9.30am: Exercised ‘Out stream anchor’, ‘out fire engine’, ‘close watertight doors’ and boats crews away pulling.

pm: All boats crews away sailing.


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21 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: White watch landed for drill.

am: Exercised divisional drill. Boys and training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared ship for sea.

2.15pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for proceeding to Mar Grande for tactics.

2.35pm: Proceeded through passage.

3.00pm: Venerable passed through lines. Cheered ship. Venerable proceeded to sea.

4.01pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.


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22 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: 9.2” turrets to loading competition.


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23 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 7

8.40am: Cleared ship for action.

8.49am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite to impark Rear Admiral and for carrying out No. 1 firing.

9.45am: Opened fire.

9.55am: Ceased fire.

am: Proceeded as requisite to disembark Admiral and for anchorage.

10.23am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles. Hands employed unrigging target and as requisite.

2.00pm: Weighed.

2.08pm: Proceeded as requisite for Mar Piccolo.

2.25pm: Passed through passage.

2.30pm: Stopped. Took in No. 2 Moorings.


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24 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship and boats and as requisite.


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25 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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26 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.30am: performed Divine Service.

pm: Prepared ship for coaling.


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27 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.50am: Collier Sylvia secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

2.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 325 tons.

3.05pm: Collier cast off.


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28 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3

2.10pm: Slipped. Took station in line ahead. Proceeded as requisite for Mar Grande.

2.21pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out tactics.

4.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for returning to Mar Piccolo.

4.15pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

4.25pm: Stopped. Took in No. 2 Moorings.

5.15pm: Exercised burning searchlights.


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29 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Goldsmith and 6 hands to M.L. 246.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Italian squadron proceeded to sea.


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30 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Isonzo arrived.

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning Isonzo.

am: Court on enquiry assembled on board to enquire into loss of drifter Michaelmas Daisy.

The hired drifter Michaelmas Daisy (Admiralty No. 1910; Port No. LT.136;99 grt; 1913) was mined on 26 November near Cape Santa Maria di Leuca (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, in Isonzo and as requisite.

am: Marine detachment landed for drill.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Read warrants Nos 266, 267 and 268.

pm: Discharged Mr SH Welch, Gunner to Liverpool (lent).

pm: Discharged Mr WE Hartley Naval Instructor, to shore for passage to England.


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2 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 0

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.


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4 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 0

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.


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5 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Landed 2nd parts of all watches for drill.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

1.47pm: Slipped.

2.05pm: Proceeded in line ahead.

2.13pm: Proceeded through Passagio Piccolo. Proceeded as requisite for tactics in Mar Grande.

3.42pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

8.38pm: Slipped. Proceeded to carry out night tactics.

9.42pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.


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6 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.54am: Weighed.

8.27am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

8.40am: Proceeded through Passagio Piccolo.

8.55am: Stopped. Took in No. 2 Moorings.

1.45pm: Collier Aysgarth secured alongside.

2.15pm: Commenced coaling.

3.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 325 tons.

4.15pm: Collier cast off.


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7 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 6


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8 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.


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9 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: Topaze proceeded.


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10 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed Church parties.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

pm: Mr Welch, Gunner, rejoined from Liverpool.


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11 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


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12 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.


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13 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.


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14 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

8.00am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for turning and proceeding to Mar Grande.

8.29am: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

8.50am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 7 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Carried out anti-submarine practice from 12 pdr and 1” aiming rifle and night defence runs with 1” aiming rifles.

1.45pm: Slipped from buoy.

1.55pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage off Tarantola Basin.

2.10pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 8 shackles.

pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting inboard and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 269 and 270.


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15 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 6

9.01am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out firing.

am: Carried out firing from 12 pdr guns, night defence runs, and from all 6” guns.

11.10am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 7 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

2.04pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

2.26pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

2.50pm: Stopped. Took in No. 2 Moorings.

pm: Mr Phillimine, Gunner, joined ship from Pembroke.

HMS Pembroke was the shore barracks at Chatham. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill_Hall_Library#History_of_HMS_Pembroke_and_the_Drill_Shed .


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16 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

am: Mr Tweed, RFA Mate, joined ship, and placed under open arrest.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Discharged Lieutenant W. Paisley RNR to Isonzo for passage to hospital.

pm: Read warrants Nos 271 and 272.


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17 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.


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18 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing boats for sailing and as requisite.

pm: Boats away sailing.


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19 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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20 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Discharged Mr H. Stuart, Chief Gunner to shore for passage to England.


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21 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed marching party.

am: Boys to instruction.

pm: Read warrants Nos 275 and 276.


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22 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 2

8.40am: Isonzo arrived.

am: Working parties as requisite. Remainder of hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.

9.35am: Held Disciplinary court on board.

5.45pm: Disciplinary court completed.


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23 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, painting boats and as requisite.

3.10pm: Isonzo proceeded.


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24 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

8.50am: Duncan and Savage arrived.

HMS Duncan was a pre-dreadnought battleship and lead ship of her class. She was launched in 1901 at the Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding Company, Learmouth, and sold for scrapping in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Duncan_(1901) .

HMS Savage was a destroyer of the G (Beagle) class, launched in 1910 at Thornycroft, Southampton, and sold in 1921. Details at http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/H.M.S._Savage_(1910) .

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.


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25 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.


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26 December 1916

Taranto and at sea to Malta

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing for sea and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Mr Dalby Dental Surgeon to Duncan.

2.35pm: Slipped.

2.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo.

2.55pm: Passed through Passagio Piccolo.

3.30pm: Passed boom defence.

3.45pm: Streamed Patent log.

3.47pm: Shaped course S3E. Italian TBD Bosca screening.

The name ‘Bosca’ is probably incorrect; no vessel of this name (or similar) has been found.

4.15pm: Commenced zigzagging.

5.00pm: Negative zigzag. TBD took station astern.


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27 December 1916

At sea and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 1

7.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

am/pm: Zigzagging.

1.45pm: Course as requisite for swept channel and entering harbour. Italian TBD took station astern.

2.35pm: Stopped. Secured to No. 2 and 2A buoys in Grand Harbour.

pm: Preparing for coaling, oiling etc.

to here

6.15pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.00pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: Coaling ship.


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28 December 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 1

1.50am: Finished coaling. Received 738 tons.

am: Completed oiling. Received 70 tons.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrants Nos 277 and 278.


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29 December 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: B turret’s crew to drill.

pm: Embarked 2 12 pdr guns for passage..


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30 December 1916

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 3

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

10.15am: Hospital ship Dover Castle proceeded.

HMHS Dover Castle, was built for the union-Castle Line, being launched in 1904 at Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow. She was torpedoed and sunk on 26 May, 1917, 50 miles north of Bône while on passage from Malta to Gibraltar. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMHS_Dover_Castle .

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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31 December 1916

Malta and at sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea.

9.52am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.00am: Passed breakwater. Worked up to 115 revs. Acorn(?) in company.

HMS Acorn was an H class destroyer and name-ship of her class, launched in 1910 at John Brown, Clyde, and sold in 1921 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).

10.11am: Streamed Patent log.

12 noon: Zigzagging 15º either side of course. TBD ahead.

5.30pm: Acorn took station astern.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 January 1917

At sea, Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.8, Long 9.3

Number on sick list: 3

6.58am: Acorn took station ahead.

7.15am: Commenced zigzagging 20º either side of course.

am/pm: Zigzagging.

5.10pm: Negative zigzag. Acorn took station astern.


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2 January 1917

At sea, Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.5, Long 3.1

Number on sick list: 3

am: Acorn took station ahead.

6.35am: Commenced zigzagging 20º either side of course.

5.17pm: Acorn took station astern.


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3 January 1917

At sea and at Gibraltar

Lat 37.8, Long 9.3

2.30am: Negative zigzag.

6.45am: Commenced zigzagging. Acorn took station ahead.

6.00pm: Acorn took station astern.

8.40pm: Negative zigzag.

10.06pm: Course as requisite for entering Gibraltar harbour.

10.38pm: Passed through breakwater.

10.39pm: Stopped. Secured o No. 5 and 6 buoys.


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4 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 1

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing for dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.


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5 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition and as requisite.


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6 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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7 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.


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8 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing for dockyard and as requisite.

10.10am: Tugs secured alongside.

11.15am: Slipped from buoys. Towed alongside South Mole.

12.20pm: Secured alongside South Mole.


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9 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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10 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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11 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 280 and 281.


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12 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 282, 283 and 284.


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13 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

am: Discharged Commander A.D. Barrow to RN Hospital.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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14 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed church parties.

am: performed Divine Service.


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15 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Mr Slowman, Mate (E), joined ship from hospital to await his ship.


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16 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.


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17 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for disembarking 12” ammunition.

am: Hands employed disembarking 12” ammunition.

11.45am: Finished disembarking ammunition.

pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Vengeance, Angora, Minstrel, Nereide and Hollyhock arrived.

HMS Vengeance was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the Canopus class, launched in 1899 at Vickers, Barrow, and sold for scrapping in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vengeance_(1899) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Vengeance.htm .

HMS Angora was a mercantile conversion minelayer of 4298 grt, built in 1911 and in RN service from 1915–19 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).

HMS Minstrel was a destroyer of the H (Acorn) class), launched in 1911 at Thornycroft, Southampton, and sold in 1921 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).

HMS Nereide was a destroyer of the H (Acorn) class), launched in 1910 at Hawthorn Leslie, Tyne, and sold in 1921 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).

HMS Hollyhock was a Flower class (‘Acacia’ type) fleet minesweeping sloop, launched in 1915 at Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow, and sold for breaking up in 1930 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-18-HMS_Hollyhock.htm .


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18 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 286.

2.10pm: Nereide and Minstrel secured alongside.

5.25pm: Minstrel proceeded.

pm: Read warrant No. 285.


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19 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed preparing for provisioning and as requisite.

am: Held Court of Inquiry on board.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

5.00pm: Nereide proceeded.


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20 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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21 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2


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22 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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23 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands preparing for shifting ship.

9.50am: Cast off from Mole. Tugs took ship in tow. Shifted berth to under 50 ton crane.

10.45am: Secured alongside under 50 ton crane.

pm: Landed coaling party of 115 hands.

pm: Remainder of hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.


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24 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed coaling party.

am: Remainder of hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

5.00pm: Tugs took charge of ship. Turned to port side along jetty.

7.15pm: Coaling party returned.


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25 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am: Landed coaling party.

am: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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26 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am: Landed coaling party.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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27 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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28 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Hands mustered by the list. Read characters and abilities.

10.45am: Performed divine service.


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29 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

6.30am: Dartmouth proceeded.

HMS Dartmouth was a Town class Light cruiser (Weymouth sub-group), launched in 1911 at Vickers, Barrow, and sold for scrapping in 1930. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Dartmouth_(1910) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Dartmouth.htm .

8.30am: Tugs took ship in tow.

am: Shifted from wall into No. 2 dock.

1.00pm: Started to pump out dock.

pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom and as requisite.


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30 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom, in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

am: Ranging cables in dock for survey.

pm: Hands employed cleaning up dock, ranging cable for survey, in dockyard and as requisite.


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31 January 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed coaling party.

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Coaling party returned.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.


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2 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Exercised fire stations.


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3 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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4 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

9.50am: Performed Divine Service.


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5 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

am: Rove(?) new main derrick topping lift purchase.


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6 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.


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7 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, painting ship, in dockyard and as requisite.

am: Restowed cables after survey.


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8 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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9 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

am: Joined ship from P&O SS Malwa Lieutenant K.A.B. Puckle RMLI.

The log entry spells this ships name as ‘Mallwa’, which is probably incorrect as there are numerous on-line reference to a P&O vessel ‘Malwa’, which served as a troopship during WWI.

pm: Read warrant No. 287.


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10 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

9.00am: Commenced to flood dock.

am: Lieutenant W. Paisley RNR rejoined ship from RN hospital, Malta.

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

12.20pm: Cast off from No. 2 Dock. Tugs took ship in tow. Undocked and secured alongside dockyard wall.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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11 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed Church parties.


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12 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed mounting 6” guns, in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Landed firing party for funeral of late D.W. Thomas of Ophir.

David W. Thomas, Donkeyman, MMR, 799737, drowned on 12 February (http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1917-02Feb.htm ).

RMS/HMS Ophir was built for the Orient Steam Navigation Company, and launched in 1891 at Robert Napier & Sons, Glasgow. She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1915 as an armed merchant cruiser and was returned to her owners in 1918. She was scrapped in 1922. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Ophir and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ophir.htm .


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13 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting, mounting 6” guns and as requisite.


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14 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting, mounting 6” guns and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Mr Sloman Mate (E) to Ophir.

pm: SB E.38 secured alongside.


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15 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed in dockyard, mounting 6” guns, refitting and as requisite.


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16 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

am: provision party employed provisioning ship.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.


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17 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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18 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed church parties.


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19 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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20 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

am: Britannia, Duncan and 4 TBDs arrived.


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21 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.


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22 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

9.15am: Cast off from dockyard wall. Tugs secured alongside.

am: Shifted berth. Secured alongside South Mole.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.


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23 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and preparing for coaling.


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24 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

7.20am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

3,00pm: Finished coaling. Received 1415 tons.


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25 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2


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26 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 288.


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27 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

7.20am: Highflyer arrived.

HMS Highflyer was a protected cruiser and lead ship of her class. She was launched in 1898 at Fairfield Shipbuilding& Engineering, Govan, and was sold for scrap in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Highflyer_(1898) and logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Highflyer.htm .

am/pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition.

pm: Read warrant No. 289.


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28 February 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

6.30am: Prince of Wales arrived.

am/pm: Hands employed ? in dockyard, refitting, cleaning ship and as requisite.

am: Drew? and hoisted boats.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and boats, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Lieutenant R. Crookshank to Cameleon.

HMS Cameleon was an H (Acorn) class destroyer, launched in 1910 at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Govan, and sold for scrapping in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Cameleon_(1910) .

6.20pm: Duncan proceeded.


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2 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard, preparing boats for sea and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 290 and 291.


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3 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing for sea, and gun trials.

8.00am: Slipped from jetty. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.20am: Passed through Northern entrance. Proceeded as requisite for rounding Europa Point and for carrying out gun trials.

9.45am: Finished trials. Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

10.35am: Proceeded through Northern entrance.

10.50am: Secured alongside South Mole (No. 4 shed).

12.15pm: Commenced coaling.

4.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 500 tons.


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4 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

9.00am: Cast off from jetty. Tugs took charge of ship. Secured to No. 6 buoy with both bower cables.

am: Swung ship to ascertain deviation of compasses.

11.20am: Finished swinging. Stern secured to No. 5 buoy.

pm: Bent sheet cable.


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5 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Tested both life buoys – correct.

pm: Read warrant No. 292.

pm: 1st parts of all watches employed provisioning ship.


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6 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Cast off stern wires to No. 5 buoy. Riding with both bower cables at No. 6 buoy.

pm: Raised steam for 12 knots.

pm: Lost overboard from No. 1 cutter (steadying line carried away) Pistols Very’s, light, 1 in No.

6.30pm: Set anchor watch.


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7 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed provisioning, painting ship and boats and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 294, 295 and 296.


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8 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship and boats and as requisite.

3.20pm: Tug towing stern to secure to No. 5 buoy.

pm: Stern secured to No. 5 buoy. Read warrant No. 297.


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9 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed stowing, provisioning, painting and cleaning ship, and as requisite.

6.45pm: Britannia proceeded.


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10 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

am: Divers away diving.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.10pm: Prince of Wales proceeded.


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11 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.


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12 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 5

am: Exercised night action stations.

am: Provision party away. Boys to drill.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, cleaning ship, overhauling boats’ gear and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 293, 297 and 298.


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13 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

am: Lighters secured alongside.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

2.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 250 tons.


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14 March 1917

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

am: Lost overboard by accident:- crutches, boat, gunmetal, 1 in No.

pm: Discharged Sub-Lieutenant (Act.) E. Frost to Runic for passage to England.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Embarked provisions.

pm: Read warrant No. 299.


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15 March 1917

Gibraltar and at sea to Sierra Leone

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

Number on sick list: 4

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Hands employed preparing for sea, painting ship and as requisite.

2.07pm: Slipped – turned to north-westward assisted by tug.

2.25pm: Passed through entrance.

2.30pm: Course as requisite for clearing Gibraltar Bay. 115 revs. 2 TBDs screening.

3.12pm: Streamed Patent log.

3.20pm: Commenced zigzagging.

6.11pm: TBs parted company.

6.30pm: Negative zigzagging.


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16 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 35.5, Long -11.8

Number on sick list: 5

1.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

6.30pm: Negative zigzag.


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17 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 34.5, Long -16.4

Number on sick list: 5

2.40am: Commenced zigzagging.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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18 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 32.8, Long -21.4

Number on sick list: 6

5.47am: Sighted Bacchante and convoy of 3 transports N80W.

HMS Bacchante was a Cressy class armoured cruiser launched in 1901 at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Bacchante_(1901) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Bacchante.htm .

7.14am: Taking station on port beam of convoy. Bacchante parted company.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

am/pm: Stationed on port beam of convoy.


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19 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 28.7, Long -23.1

Number on sick list: 6

4.25am: Increased to 70 revs to proceed ahead of convoy.

am: Convoy took station astern.


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20 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 24.6, Long -24.8

Number on sick list: 7

am: Training classes at instruction.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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21 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 20.3, Long -26.4

Number on sick list: 8

am: Training classes at instruction.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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22 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 16.1, Long -27.6

Number on sick list: 6

am: Aired bedding.

am: Training classes at instruction. Control parties to drill.

am: Inspected bedding.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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23 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 13.0, Long -25.2

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Training classes at instruction.

pm: Exercised Fire Stations and Stations for Abandon Ship.


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24 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 11.4, Long -21.1

am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

4.00pm: Stopped. Lowered cutter. Communicated with Port Melbourne.

4.37pm: Proceeded.


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25 March 1917

At sea, Gibraltar to Sierra Leone

Lat 9.6, Long -17.2

10.30am: Performed divine service.

pm: Lost overboard through logline parting, Rotator for Neptune H.S. log – 1 in No.; Governor for Neptune H.S. log – 1 in No.; Line, log, Neptune , 65 fathoms – 1 in No.


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26 March 1917

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

3.45am: Sounded in 54 fathoms.

8.00am: Sighted land bearing S55ºE.

9.00am: Lion Mountain bearing S37E, 17 miles. Course as requisite for entering Sierra Leone River.

9.55am: Cape Sierra Leone Light House abeam 5 cables.

10.16am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

11.30am: Collier Hunsbridge secured alongside.

2.10pm: Commenced coaling.

5.45pm: Swiftsure proceeded.

HMS Swiftsure was the lead ship of the Swiftsure class of pre-dreadnought battleships. She was launched in 1903 and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Swiftsure_(1903) and logs (including for this date) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01-HMS_Swiftsure.htm .

9.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS AFRICA
Operations in the South Atlantic

JP map Africa South Atlantic

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27 March 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.20am: Britannia proceeded.

1.00pm: Completed coaling. Received 1625 tons.


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28 March 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 300.


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29 March 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


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30 March 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

am: Working party cleaning SS Cliftondale.


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31 March 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 April 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed Church parties.

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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2 April 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Fore turret to divisional drill.

pm: Exercised burning searchlights.


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3 April 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

pm: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

3.45pm: Collier Cliftondale secured alongside.

4.30pm: Commenced coaling.

6.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 200 tons.

7.40pm: Collier cast off.

9.00pm: Read warrant No. 301 and 302.


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4 April 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.


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5 April 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea

Lat 8.6, Long -13.9

Number on sick list: 4

am: Prepared for sea.

6.15am: Shortened in.

6.32am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. Collier Hunsbridge in company.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill.

4.30pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out range keeping exercise.


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6 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Sal Island (Cape Verde Islands)

Lat 9.7, Long -16.8

Number on sick list: 4

9.45am: Performed divine service.


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7 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Sal Island (Cape Verde Islands)

Lat 11.9, Long -18.8

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrants Nos 303 and 304.


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8 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Sal Island (Cape Verde Islands)

Lat 14.2, Long -20.7

Number on sick list: 4

10.30am: Performed divine service.

4.40pm: Sighted steamer on port bow.

4.50pm: Course as requisite to examine steamer.

5.10pm: Spoke SS Tasmanian Transport of Cardiff bound to Dakar. Shaped course as requisite to rejoin Hunsbridge.


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9 April 1917

At sea and at Sal Island (Cape Verde Islands)

Lat 16.5, Long -22.9

Number on sick list: 4

11.55am: Preparing ship for coaling.

1.40pm: Reduced to slow. Course as requisite for anchorage in Murdeira Bay.

1.53pm: Stopped.

1.57pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.

3.10pm: Collier Hunsbridge secured alongside.

pm: Commenced coaling.

9.10pm: Finished coaling.

9.15pm: Cast off collier owing to ropes parting, ships rolling very heavily. Received 247 tons.

10.48pm: Weighed. Turned head to swell. Embarking hands from collier and coaling gear. Hoisted in both picket boats.

11.34pm: Proceeded.

11.45pm: Streamed Patent log.


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10 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 18.7, Long -23.0

Number on sick list: 5


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11 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 22.6, Long -22.6

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

am: X turret at divisional drill.

4.45pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5.15pm: Secured.


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12 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 26.5, Long -22.2

Number on sick list: 5

6.00am: Commenced zigzagging to each side of course.

9.15am: Aired bedding.

4.30pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5.00pm: Secured.

pm: Lost overboard through line carrying away:- Rotator, spare for patt. 315 pn 315c, 1 in No. Line log 65 fathoms, 1 in No. Governor for(?) 317, 1 in No.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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13 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 29.8, Long -21.4

Number on sick list: 5

5.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Cleared ship for action.

am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.45am: Secured.

2.30pm: Convoy bearing N25E, 6 miles. Course as requisite for closing Canterbury.

HMS Canterbury was a C-class light cruiser (Cambrian group). She was launched in 1915 at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, and was sold in 1934 for scrapping. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Canterbury_(1915) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Canterbury.htm .

2.27pm: Stopped. Communicated with Canterbury.

2.40pm: Proceeded.11½ knots, course S37W. Took station ahead of starboard column of convoy consisting of Barambah, Athenic, Penric(?), and Medic.


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14 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 26.2, Long -23.3

Number on sick list: 5

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.55pm: Reduced to 8 knots. Barambah hauled out of line and stopped.

5.15pm: Barambah rejoined convoy.


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15 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 21.9, Long -25.4

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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16 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 17.8, Long -27.2

Number on sick list: 5

9.00am: Altered course N60E, 12 knots. Convoy proceeding S19W, 11 knots.

9.20am: Signalled convoy to reduce to 8 knots.

9.25am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat. Boarded and examined SS Hesperides.

9.55am: Hoisted boat. Shaped course S30W 94 revs to rejoin convoy. Signalled convoy to reduce to 6 knots.

1.00pm: Took station on starboard beam of Barambah. Convoy increased to 11½ knots.


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17 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 13.9, Long -26.0

am/pm: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as requisite. Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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18 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 11.9, Long -21.8

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

am: Remainder of hands cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

4.35pm: Exercised General Quarters.

5,00pm: Secured.


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19 April 1917

At sea, Sal Island to Sierra Leone

Lat 9.9, Long -17.6

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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20 April 1917

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.3

Number on sick list: 5

5.30am: Sounded ./100

6.00am: Sounded in 32 fathoms.

7.00am: Sounded in 27 fathoms.

9.40am: Convoy formed single line ahead.

11.45am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

12.25pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

1.30pm: Collier Mayland(?) secured alongside.

pm: Prepared for coaling.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for night.


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21 April 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

4.40am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

3.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 1520 tons.

3.50pm: Collier cast off.


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22 April 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, drawing stores and provisions and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores and provisioning ship.

pm: Read warrant No. 308.

9.30pm: Finished provisioning.


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23 April 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea to Cape Town

Lat 8.4, Long -13.8

Number on sick list: 7

am: Prepared for sea. Hoisted in boats.

7.45am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

8.10am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. Convoy consisting of Athenic, Medic, Karmaga(?), Baramah, Kyama and Boonah in company.

9.00am: Convoy took station in columns on port and starboard quarter.


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24 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 5.8, Long -12.5

Number on sick list: 7

am: Training classes at instruction.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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25 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 3.6, Long -9.5

Number on sick list: 6

4.00am: Increased to 80 revs for proceeding ahead of convoy.

8.10am: Proceeded as requisite for swinging ship.

8.50am: Finished swinging

am: Took station ahead of convoy.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

4.50pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.40pm: Convoy stopped. Africa turned 16 points to communicate with Kyama.

7.54pm: Africa resumed course.

8.00pm: Convoy proceeded.

10.10pm: Rejoined station.


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26 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 1.9, Long -6.2

Number on sick list: 7

am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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27 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -0.4, Long -3.4

Number on sick list: 5

11.30am: Boonah stopped. Reduced to 40 revs.

12.45pm: Convoy stopped. Lowered cutter. Communicated with Athenic and Barambah.

1.30pm: Proceeded.


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28 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -3.0, Long -1.3

Number on sick list: 6

am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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29 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -6.2, Long 0.7

Number on sick list: 3

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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30 April 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -9.5, Long 2.4

Number on sick list: 3

am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -31.6, Long 15.8

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Read warrant No. 319.


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2 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -28.0, Long 12.8

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -24.2, Long 9.6

Number on sick list: 4

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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4 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -20.5, Long 6.7

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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5 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -16.8, Long 3.9

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised physical drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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6 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -13.1, Long 1.1

Number on sick list: 6

am: 6” guns’ crews to loader. Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and boats, and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Watch employed as in forenoon.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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7 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -9.3, Long -1.8

Number on sick list: 6

am: Read articles of war.

am: Inspected bedding.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 320.


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8 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -5.4, Long -4.5

Number on sick list: 6

8.00am: Convoy reduced to 10 knots. Course N14W.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.40am: Increased to 78 revs. Course as requisite for carrying out ranging exercises. Exercised steering from Main Top and steering engine position.

10.45am: Secured. Course as requisite to rejoin convoy.

11.35am: Took station ahead of convoy.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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9 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -1.5, Long -7.5

Number on sick list: 6

am: Tested life buoys – correct.


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10 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 2.5, Long -10.0

Number on sick list: 6


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11 June 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 5.5, Long -12.4

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Read warrants Nos 321 and 322.


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12 June 1917

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.2, Long -13.4

4.20am: ? soundings 55 fathoms.

5.18am: Sighted land, Lion Mountain bearing S79E.

6.00am: Sounded in 22 fathoms.

7.00am: Sounded in 25 fathoms.

8.00am: Sounded in 20 fathoms.

9.45am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

10.00am: Cape Sierra Leone lighthouse abeam 4 cables.

10.12am: Stopped.

10.18am: Came to Port anchor in 8 fathoms. Veered to 3½ shackles.

am: Engineer Commander A. Saunders joined ship from shore.

12 noon: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite to shift berth.

12.03pm: Stopped.

12.05pm: Came to Port anchor in 8 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

12.35pm: Collier Appenine secured alongside.

1.25pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for night.


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13 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.45am: Commenced coaling.

am: Discharged Mr Watts (possibly ‘Wells’) Chief Gunner to Marmora for passage to England.

HMS Marmora was an armed merchant cruiser of 10509 grt, built in 1903. She was torpedoed and sunk by UB.64 south of Ireland on 23 July, 1918 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Marmora.htm .

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.25am: Finished coaling. Received 1565 tons.

1.15pm: Suffolk arrived and anchored.

HMS Suffolk was an armoured cruiser of the Monmouth class, launched in 1903 at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Suffolk_(1903) and logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Suffolk.htm .

pm: Discharged Engineer Commander P.C.W. Howe, Engineer Lieutenant T.H. Murray and Surgeon G.M. Heison(?) to Marmora.

5.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

5.40pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Mr J.R. Target, Mate (E), and Mr F.J. Breakell, Surgeon, joined ship from Suffolk and Lieutenant J.F. Paget joined ship from King Alfred.

HMS King Alfred was a Drake class armoured cruiser, launched in 1901 at Vickers, Barrow, and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_King_Alfred_(1901) and logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_King_Alfred.htm .


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14 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Boys to instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship and boats, refitting, and as requisite.


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15 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and cleaning down aloft.

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.


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16 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings of SS Volute.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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17 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

8.15am: Oil steamer Volute

am: Landed church parties.

10.10am: Performed divine service.

11.30am: Oiler cast off.


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18 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing for provisioning and as requisite.

6.00am: French cruiser Dupleix arrived.

The Dupleix was an armoured cruiser of the French Navy, launched in 1900 at Rochefort and struck in 1919. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_cruiser_Dupleix_(1900) .

9.00am: SS Melina secured alongside.

In the logs of HMS King Alfred (see http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_King_Alfred.htm ), this ship is noted as SS Mallina.

am/pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

pm: Read warrants Nos 323, 324 and 325.

pm: Stowing holds and landing empties.


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19 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

1.00am: Heavy squall and rain. Set anchor watch.

1.40am: Took off anchor watch.

am: Divers away diving. Examining under water fittings.

am: Hands employed cleaning and refitting, drawing and stowing stores, and as requisite.

10.20am: Hauled down Court Martial jack.


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20 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

6.50am: Suffolk weighed and proceeded.

am/pm: Remainder of hands employed embarking stores, painting aloft, painting ship, and as requisite.


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21 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Boys to instruction. Hands employed painting ship, refitting, cleaning ship and as requisite.


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22 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

5.50am: Heavy rain squall.

am: Boys to instruction. Hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.


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23 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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24 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.


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25 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

6.45am: Exercised “Away all boats, pull round squadron”.

9.20am: Heavy rain squall.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Party employed mounting and dismounting gun in SS Patroclus, Glentung(?)


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26 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4


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27 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised control parties. Turrets carrying out 1” aiming rifle. Remainder of hands employed cleaning and painting ship, and as requisite.

am: Carried out firing from foremost torpedo tubes.

pm: Fired 1 torpedo from port after tube.

pm: White and red watches carrying out aiming rifle practice at towed target.

pm: Exercised searchlight control.


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28 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

8.50am: King Alfred weighed and proceeded.

am: 6” day action crews to drill, and 1” aiming rifle practice.

am: Remainder of hands employed cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling, and as requisite.

pm: King Alfred arrived and anchored.

5.30pm: Collier Reading secured alongside.


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29 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

4.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.18am: Finished coaling. Received 356 tons.

8.45am: Collier cast off.

am: Sent 100 rounds 12 pdr shell and 4 Mules(?), 6 horses(?) to SS Malina.

Should probably be spelt ‘Mallina’.

2.15pm: Lieutenant Commander J.H. Houston joined ship under arrest.


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30 June 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: HMS Bacchante proceeded.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 July 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 1

am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Performed divine service.

am: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

5.00pm: Collier Foylemore secured alongside.

pm: Prepared for coaling.


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2 July 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.05am: Commenced coaling.

7.20am: Finished coaling. Received 225 tons.

8.00am: Collier cast off.

pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

pm: Hands employed refitting and cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea.

pm: Divers examining under water fittings.

pm: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Houston RNR to shore to await passage.

pm: Preparing ship for sea.


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3 July 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea to Cape Town

Lat 8.1, Long -14.2

5.30am: Weighed. Proceeded, 78 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.52am: Cape Sierra Leone Lighthouse abeam, 3½ cables.

6.00am: Streamed Patent log.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Remainder of hands painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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4 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 4.4, Long -12.6

Number on sick list: 1

5.45am: Passed SS Clan Stuart bound to southward.

6.00am: Sighted HMS Mantua and convoy on starboard quarter.

HMS Mantua was an Armed Merchant cruiser of 10 885 grt, built in 1908 for the P&O Line (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Mantua.htm.

9.48am: Mantua parted company. Convoy of Dunvegan Castle and Kenilworth Castle took station astern.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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5 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 1.5, Long -9.7

Number on sick list: 2

am: Heavy rain squalls.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

10.10pm: Spoke SS Tacoma bound northward.


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6 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -1.4, Long -7.5

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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7 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -3.8, Long -4.9

Visited: 4 sick

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.14pm: Passed hospital ship Maheno bound northward.


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8 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -6.5, Long -2.2

Number on sick list: 1

10.15am: Performed divine service.

11.20am: Stopped. Launch seaboat – communicated with Kenilworth Castle.

4.00pm: Prepared for night defence.


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9 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -9.8, Long 0.1

Number on sick list: 1

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: A turret crew to divisional drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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10 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -12.9, Long 2.3

Number on sick list: 2

8.10am: Convoy stopped.

8.24am: Proceeded, 70 revs.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

11.00am: Stopped. Dunvegan Castle communicated with Kenilworth Castle.

11.24am: Proceeded, 40 revs.

11.35am: Convoy proceeded.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.


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11 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -16.1, Long 4.5

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.


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12 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -19.4, Long 6.8

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Fore turret at divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.


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13 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -22.7, Long 9.1

Number on sick list: 3

am: Occasional showers.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

9.40pm: Exercised General Quarters.

10.10pm: Secured.

pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.


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14 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -26.4, Long 11.8

Number on sick list: 2

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.


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15 July 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -30.2, Long 14.9

Number on sick list: 4

10.15am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

pm: Exercised seaboat’s crew.


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16 July 1917

At sea and at Cape Town

Lat -34.0, Long 17.7

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed preparing for harbour and as requisite.

4.24pm: Stopped.

4.27pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered to 7 shackles.


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17 July 1917

Cape Town and Simon’s Town

Lat -34.45, Long 18.6

Number on sick list: 5

6.50am: Shortened in.

7.05am: Weighed. Proceeded, 80 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.30am: Streamed Patent log.

1.25pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

2.00pm: proceeded into Basin. Secured alongside A wall, head to eastward.

5.00pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: Read warrants Nos 327, 328 and 329.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.00pm: Finished coaling for night.


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18 July 1917

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

See http://www.gwpda.org/naval/dkbk0000.htm for a map of the dock at Simon’s Town dated 1909.

Number on sick list: 7

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.50am: Talbot arrived.

HMS Talbot was an Eclipse-class protected cruiser launched in 1895 at Devonport Dockyard, and sold for scrap in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Talbot_(1895) and logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm .

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

pm: Read warrants Nos 330 and 331.

10.00pm: Finished coaling ship. Received 1646 tons.


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19 July 1917

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 8

am: Leave to 2nd part of all watches till 11.30am 20th July.


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20 July 1917

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 8

am: Talbot proceeded.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship and embarking stores.

pm: Leave to 1st part of all watches till 9pm 21st July.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, provisioning ship and as requisite.

pm: HIJMS Tsushima and Niitaka arrived.

Tsushima and Niitaka were sister-ships and the only two vessels in their class of protected cruisers. Tsushima was launched in 1902 at the Kure Naval Arsenal and expended as a torpedo target in 1944; details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Tsushima . Niitaka was launched in 1902 at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal and was wrecked in 1922 at the southern end of the Kamchatka Peninsula; details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Niitaka .


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21 July 1917

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 7

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, cleaning ship and as requisite.


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22 July 1917

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 9

am: Landed church parties. Talbot arrived.

10.00am: Performed divine service.


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23 July 1917

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and working hawsers.

7.55am: Cast off from jetty.

8.10am: Proceeded through entrance, and as requisite for anchorage.

8.30am: Came to Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon E. Folliott(?) to RN hospital.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea and hoisting in boats.

pm: Darkened ship. 6” guns crews closed up.


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24 July 1917

Simon’s Town and Cape Town

Lat -34.1, Long 18.1

Number on sick list: 8

am: Preparing for sea.

7.05am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

7.10am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

am: Read warrants Nos 332, 333, 334, 335. 336 and 338.

am: Training classes to instruction.

1.30pm: Course as requisite for entering Table Bay.

1.40pm: Stopped.

1.47pm: Pilot boarded.

1.50pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Table Bay docks.

2.07pm: passed through dock entrance.

3.00pm: Secured alongside No. 2 Jetty.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship and oiling ship.

9.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 232.375 tons.


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25 July 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am: Watch employed embarking boxes.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 337.


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26 July 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship and as requisite. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Read warrants No. 339, 340 and 341.

pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.


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27 July 1917

Cape Town and at sea to Sierra Leone

Lat -33.5, Long 17.4

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

1.15pm: Cast off from jetty. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.25pm: Cast off tugs.

1.28pm: Passed through entrance. Stopped. Dropped Pilot.

1.35pm: Proceeded 74 revs. Course as requisite for leaving Table Bay. Convoy of Honorata, Suevic, Balmoral Castle, Beltana and Banda(?) took station astern. Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.30pm:Convoy formed divisions, line ahead, to port.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Read warrants Nos 351 to 356 inclusive.


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28 July 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -31.2, Long 15.4

Number on sick list: 4

am: Read warrants Nos 342 to 350 inclusive.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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29 July 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -28.0, Long 12.6

Number on sick list: 2

10.15am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

pm: Log hauled in and restreamed – fouled.


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30 July 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -24.8, Long 10.1

Number on sick list: 2

am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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31 July 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -21.5, Long 7.4

Number on sick list: 2

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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1 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -18.1, Long 4.6

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters, collision stations and stations for abandon ship.

10.40am: Secured. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.

4.00pm: Prepared for night defence. Read warrants Nos 357 and 358.

9.50pm: Exercised General Quarters.

10.10pm: Secured.


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2 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -14.6, Long 2.0

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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3 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -11.3, Long -0.6

Number on sick list: 1

9.45am: Station 5 miles N60E from Balmoral Castle. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out ranging exercises and control exercises on convoy.

10.45am: Proceeded as requisite to rejoin convoy.

11.45am: Took up station in convoy.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

5.15pm: Carried out practice with 3 pdr high-angle guns. Hauled out of line.

5.36pm: Convoy 7 knots.

5.50pm: Resumed station in convoy.


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4 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -8.1, Long -3.0

Number on sick list: 1

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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5 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -4.4, Long -5.8

Number on sick list: 1

10.20am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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6 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -0.8, Long -8.9

Number on sick list: 1

am: Read warrants Nos 359 and 360.

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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7 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 2.5, Long -12.1

Number on sick list: 2

am: Aired bedding.

am: Hands employed, mustering boys, and as requisite. Training classes to instruction.

am: Inspected bedding.

pm: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised convoy at zigzagging.

5.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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8 August 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 5.8, Long -14.5

Number on sick list: 2

5.00am: Heavy rain squall.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.55pm: Formed single line ahead.


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9 August 1917

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.2, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

4.20am: Sounded in 34 fathoms.

5.45am: Sighted Lion Mountain ahead, bearing S78ºE.

6.07am: Formed divisions line ahead.

am: Hands employed preparing for entering harbour.

9.40am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

9.51am: Passed through boom. Course as requisite for anchorage.

10.18am: Stopped.

10.20am: Came to Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Rigged diving boat.

pm: Hands employed disembarking bullion to shore, Mara(?) and transports.

pm: Read warrants Nos 361 and 362.

pm: Hands employed disembarking bullion.


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10 August 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.50am: Collier Standish Hall secured alongside.

am: Examined coaling gear and found correct.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for night.


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11 August 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

5.10am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

10.20am: Hauled down Court Martial jack.

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

2.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 1740 tons.

5.15pm: Discharged Mr W. Yates, Acting Gunner, 2 court martial prisoners, 1 Boy and 1 Private RMLI to Musa and 16 Ratings (supernumeraries) to Bacchante. Engineer Lieutenant Railton and Sub-Lieutenant Pittis joined ship for passage to Britannia.


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12 August 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea to Cape Town

Lat 8.5, Long -13.4

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

9.45am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

10.05am: Weighed. Pointed ship.

10.20am: Proceeded, 67 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Convoy of Devon(?), City of York and Demosthenes formed single line ahead.

10.50am: Passed boom defence.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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13 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 5.8, Long -12.9

Number on sick list: 1

8.00am: Read warrant No. 363.

9.00am: Formed divisions line ahead to starboard.

am: Training classes to instruction.

3.45pm: Formed single line ahead. Very heavy rain.


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14 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 3.2, Long -10.1

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed striking down upper deck cargo of coal.

9.15am: Formed divisions line ahead to starboard.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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15 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 0.6, Long -8.0

Number on sick list: 1

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Read warrants Nos 364, 365 and 366.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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16 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -2.0, Long -6.0

Number on sick list: 3

am: Read warrant No. 367.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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17 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -4.7, Long -4.3

Number on sick list: 2

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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18 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -7.4, Long -2.0

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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19 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -10.4, Long 0.7

Number on sick list: 4

am: Placed submarine look-out.

10.20am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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20 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -13.8, Long 2.9

Longitude in the log is given as ‘W’, which is obviously incorrect.

Number on sick list: 5

am: Read warrant No. 368. Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised physical drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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21 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -16.8, Long 4.8

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

4.00pm: Read warrant No. 371.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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22 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -19.8, Long 6.8

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

4.00pm: Read warrants Nos 369 and 370.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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23 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -23.1, Long 8.7

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

4.00pm: Read warrants Nos 372 and 373.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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24 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -26.4, Long 11.6

Number on sick list: 3

am: Cleared ship for action.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Collision stations

10.55am: Secured.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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25 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -29.6, Long 14.1

Number on sick list: 3

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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26 August 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -32.4, Long 16.4

Number on sick list: 4

10.15am: Performed divine service.

11.22am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat. Communicated with Demosthenes.

11.42am: Hoisted seaboat. Proceeded.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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27 August 1917

At sea and at Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.4

Number on sick list: 4

12 midnight: Observed glare of shore searchlights S55E.

4.50am: Sighted Robben Island Light N78E.

7.48am: Stopped.

7.58am: Came to Starboard anchor in 15 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, preparing for going alongside, and as requisite.

1.30pm: Weighed.

1.34pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Table Bay Roads.

1.55pm: Passed through entrance.

2.15pm: Secured alongside No. 2 Jetty. Starboard side to jetty.


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28 August 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


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29 August 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 375 and 376.


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30 August 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting ship, refitting and as requisite.


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31 August 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for painting.

am: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant Railton, Sub-Lieutenant Pittis and 15 ratings to HMS Britannia.

pm: Read warrant No. 377.

pm: Fleet Surgeon Folliott rejoined ship from hospital.

pm: Mr Driscoll, Roman Catholic chaplain, joined ship from Britannia.


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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite,

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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2 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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3 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed provisioning ship, painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


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4 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship, painting funnels, and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 378–381.


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5 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Coaling ship.

pm: Read warrants Nos 383, 384 and 385.


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6 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

am/pm: Coaling ship.

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 1773.1 tons.

pm: Mine sweeper secured alongside. Fitted 3 pdr gun in mine sweeper.


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7 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

6.50am: Mine sweeper cast off and proceeded.

am: Read warrant No. 382.


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8 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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9 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.


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10 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.


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11 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 7

am: Training classes to instruction. Landed Boys for field exercise. Remainder of hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Training classes and boys to instruction. Remainder of hands employed refitting, preparing for coaling and as requisite.


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12 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 7

am: Prepared ship for coaling.

am: Coaling ship.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Received 98.1 tons.

pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Read warrant No. 387.


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13 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 8

am: Watch employed embarking and stowing bullion.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

pm: Received 1 court martial prisoner for passage to England.


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14 September 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 7

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Sent one 1½” wire hawser to Kenilworth Castle.


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15 September 1917

Cape Town and at sea to Sierra Leone

Lat -33.8, Long 17.6

Number on sick list: 9

8.35am: Cast off from jetty.

8.45am: Pointed ship. Tugs in attendance.

9.00am: passed through dock entrance.

9.08am: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms. Veered to 3 shackles.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

am: Read warrant No. 386.

12.30pm: Placed submarine lookouts.

3.27pm: Weighed.

3.33pm: Proceeded, 77 revs. Convoy (Kenilworth Castle and Dunvegan Castle) took station astern.


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16 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -31.4, Long 15.5

Number on sick list: 9

10.30am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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17 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -27.9, Long 12.6

Number on sick list: 8

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

4.00pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Read warrant No. 388.


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18 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -24.4, Long 9.8

Number on sick list: 4

am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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19 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -20.7, Long 6.7

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

am: Exercised Divisional drill. Gunlayers and Trainers at aiming practice.

9.43am: Reduced to 53 revs. Kenilworth Castle took station on port beam.

11.30am: Formed single line ahead.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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20 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -17.0, Long 3.8

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised Divisional drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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21 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -13.3, Long 1.0

Number on sick list: 3

9.10am: Exercise Clear ship for action.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.35am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out Control runs and Range Keeping exercises on convoy. Convoy proceeding N13W, 10 knots.

10.38am: Secured. Finished exercises. Course as requisite for closing convoy.

11.15am: Took station ahead of convoy.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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22 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -9.7, Long -1.7

Number on sick list: 3

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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23 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -5.9, Long -4.6

Number on sick list: 2

am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

10.30am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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24 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -2.0, Long -7.2

Number on sick list: 1

9.10am: Took station 5 cables on port beam of Kenilworth Castle. Proceeded 10 knots. Carried out 12 and 3 pdr firing at target towed by Kenilworth Castle. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

10.35am: Finished firing.

10.45am: Stopped. Lowered and hoisted 1st cutter. Communicated with Kenilworth Castle with 2nd cutter.

11.35am: Proceeded, N12W, 80 revs.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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25 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 1.9, Long -10.3

Number on sick list: 2

am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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26 September 1917

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 5.5, Long -13.4

Number on sick list: 2

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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27 September 1917

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

4.30am: Sounded in 40 fathoms.

5.00am: Sounded in 32 fathoms.

5.50am: Commenced zigzagging.

7.10am: Sighted land bearing S78E.

7.25am: Negative zigzag.

9.26am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

10.00am: passed through boom defence.

10.15am: Reduced to 40 revs and as requisite for anchoring.

10.19am: Stopped.

10.23am: Came to Port anchor in 14½ fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

am: SS Trojan secured alongside.

pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition and provisioning ship.

pm: Paymaster W.R. Roe joined ship from HMS Motagua.

HMS Motagua (ex-Emil L. Boas) was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 5977 grt, built in 1912. Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Motagua.htm (including the period described here).

pm: Mr Moffitt, Engineer Sub-Lieutenant, joined ship.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and exchanging ammunition.pm: Engineer Sub-Lieutenant joined ship from SS Durham Castle. Read warrant No. 389.

9.30pm: Store ship Trojan cast off.


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28 September 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

6.50am: SS Mallina secured alongside.

am: Hands employed disembarking bullion and ammunition, and as requisite.

11.20am: SS Mallina cast off. Discharged Fleet Paymaster O.R. Mathew and Reverend A.D. Agu(?) to HMS Motagua for passage to England.

HMS Motagua is mistakenly spelt as ‘Montagua’.

pm: Hands employed discharging bullion and as requisite.


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29 September 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3
6.00am: Storeship Helmsdale secured alongside.

am: Hands employed embarking stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

5.15pm: Collier Corinthia secured alongside.


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30 September 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 October 1917

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

5.25am: Resumed coaling.

8.45am: Finished coaling. Received 1812 tons.

9.10am: Collier cast off.

am: Discharged Lieutenant J.F. Paget to Bacchante. Lieutenant James joined ship from Bacchante.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea. Rigged diving boat.

pm: Divers examining under water fittings.

7.45pm: Hoisted in all boats.

pm: Engineer Lieutenant Thomson joined ship for passage to Macedonia.

HMS Macedonia was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 10 512 grt, built in 190 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Details and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Macedonia.htm .


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2 October 1917

Sierra Leone and at sea to Cape Town

Lat 8.4, Long -13.6

Number on sick list: 3

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

10.00am: Marmora arrived.

10.23am: Weighed.

10.30am: Proceeded 67 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Convoy of Durham Castle, Orantes and Ulysses in single line ahead.

10.45am: Passed through boom defence.

10.47am: Cape Sierra Leone Lighthouse abeam.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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3 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 5.4, Long -12.7

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed striking down coal from upper deck and as requisite.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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4 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 2.5, Long -9.8

Number on sick list: 4

9.20am: Formed columns of divisions.

pm: Training classes at instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Convoy formed single line ahead.


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5 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -0.1, Long -7.4

Number on sick list: 6

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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6 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -3.1, Long -5.1

Number on sick list: 6

om: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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7 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -6.0, Long -2.7

Number on sick list: 8

10.00am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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8 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -9.7, Long -0.1

Number on sick list: 7

am: Exercised Divisional drill. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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9 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -13.3, Long 2.6

Number on sick list: 6

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised Divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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10 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -17.1, Long 5.1

Number on sick list: 6

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Remainder of hands fuzing shell, and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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11 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -20.5, Long 7.6

Number on sick list: 6

pm: Training classes to instruction.

4.20pm: Passed British steamer War Admiral bound northward.


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12 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -24.0, Long 10.1

Number on sick list: 7

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.40am: Secured. Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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13 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -27.7, Long 13.0

Number on sick list: 7

9.45am: Divisions. Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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14 October 1917

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -31.7, Long 15.9

Number on sick list: 5

10.00am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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15 October 1917

At sea and at Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 6

12.40am: Sighted glare of searchlights bearing S65ºE.

4.00am: Sighted Cape Point Light S36ºE.

6.00am: Course as requisite for Table Bay.

6.47am: Stopped. Pilot boarded.

6.55am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Table Bay Docks.

7.15am: Passed through boom entrance.

7.25am: Alongside No. 2 Jetty.

8.30am: Finished securing ship alongside.

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

pm: Paid Quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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16 October 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

am: Discharged Mr P.J. Newton, Gunner, to RN hospital, Simonstown.


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17 October 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

2.00am: Finished coaling. Received 1553 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting, cleaning out boats, ammunitioning ship, and as requisite.


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18 October 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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19 October 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed ammunitioning and provisioning ship.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.


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20 October 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling ship and taking in stores.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Received 179 tons.


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21 October 1917

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 4

pm: 7 Ratings joined ship from RN detention quarters for passage.


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22 October 1917

Cape Town and at sea to St Helena

Lat -33.9, Long 18.35

Number on sick list: 4

am: Preparing ship for sea.

11.10am: cast off from jetty. Proceeded as requisite for pointing ship – assisted by tugs.

11.28am: Passed through dock entrance. Stopped. Dropped pilot.

11.30am: Proceeded, 74 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.


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23 October 1917

At sea, Cape Town to St Helena

Lat -31.5, Long 15.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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24 October 1917

At sea, Cape Town to St Helena

Lat -28.6, Long 10.9

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed striking down deck cargo of coal.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters. Read warrant No. 391.


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25 October 1917

At sea, Cape Town to St Helena

Lat -25.8, Long 7.1

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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26 October 1917

At sea, Cape Town to St Helena

Lat -23.2, Long 3.5

Number on sick list: 4

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured. Training classes and Boys to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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27 October 1917

At sea, Cape Town to St Helena

Lat -20.4, Long 0.1

Number on sick list: 4

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 392.

pm: Prepared for night action.

pm: Read warrant No. 393.


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28 October 1917

At sea, Cape Town to St Helena

Lat -17.6, Long -3.3

Number on sick list: 3

10.00am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night action.

pm: Prepared ship for anchoring and coaling.


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29 October 1917

At sea and at St Helena

Lat -15.91, Long -5.71

Number on sick list: 3

5.55am: Course as requisite for anchorage off Jamestown.

6.00am: Stopped.

6.05am: Came to Port anchor in 22 fathoms. Veered to 7 shackles. Banked fires.

am: Coal lighters came alongside. Preparing for coaling.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

6.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons.

9.40pm: Weighed. Pointed ship.

9.50pm: Shaped course N78W. 74 revs.


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30 October 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -16.5, Long -8.4

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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31 October 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -17.7, Long -13.3

Number on sick list: 4

am: Turrets’ crews at drill. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night action


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 November 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -18.8, Long -18.4

Number on sick list: 3

am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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2 November 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -19.7, Long -23.5

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes and Boys to instruction.

pm: Read warrant No. 394.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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3 November 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -20.7, Long -28.7

Number on sick list: 8

9.00am: Aired night clothing.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

10.40am: Sighted Martin Vas Islands N45W.

The current spelling is ‘Martim Vaz Islands’ – details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trindade_and_Martim_Vaz .

12 noon: Sighted Trinidad, N50ºW.

2.35pm: Sighted smoke bearing N33W.

pm: Prepared for night action.

pm: Read warrants Nos 395 and 396.


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4 November 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -21.7, Long -33.6

Number on sick list: 3

10.00am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night action.


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5 November 1917

At sea, St Helena to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -38.9

Number on sick list: 6

am: Training classes to instruction. Boys to school.

pm: Exercised General Quarters. Read warrant No. 397.


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6 November 1917

At sea and at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

3.10am: Sighted Cabo Frio Light bearing N10W.

9.00am: Hauled in Patent log.

9.35am: Raza Island abeam, 2 miles.

10.00am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.15am: Fort Santa Cruz abeam, 3 cables. Saluted country 21 guns. Fort Villagaguan(?) returned salute.

10.24am: Stopped.

10.33am: Came to Port anchor in 19 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles. Saluted Brazilian Rear Admiral with 13 guns. Rear Admiral returned salute, 13 guns.

1.25pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth to anchorage off Isla do Viana.

2.30pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 8½ fathoms. Veered to 3 shackles.


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7 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

5.30am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside.

am: Hands employed clearing magazines and stowing cordite ashore.

pm: Hands employed disembarking cordite and stowing same on shore.

5.40pm: Finished clearing magazines.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.


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8 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship, cleaning boats, refitting, stowing ammunition ashore, and as requisite.


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9 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and cleaning down aloft.

am: Hands employed refitting, painting ship, stowing ammunition on shore, and as requisite.

pm: Engineer Sub-Lieutenant R.B.R. McPhail joined ship from Orama.

HMS Orama was an Armed Merchant Cruiser (12 927 grt), built in 1911. She was torpedoed and sunk by U.62 on 19 October, 1917, south of Ireland (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orama.htm .


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10 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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11 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

10.00am: Performed divine service.


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12 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 5

9.50am: American cruiser Pittsburg (sic) arrived.

USS Pittsburgh was an armoured cruiser launched in 1903 at William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, and sold for scrap in 1931. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pittsburgh_(CA-4) .

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 398 and 399.


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13 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, in dockyard and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Engineer Sub-Lieutenant R.B.R. McPhail to hospital.

6.00pm: Uruguayan cruiser Uruguay arrived.

The Uruguay was a torpedo gunboat (not a cruiser), launched in 1910 at Vulcan, Stettin, Germany (Jane’s fighting ships of World War I, 1990, Studio Editions, London).


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14 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am: Sent Carpenter ratings to Dunclutha to shore up bulkheads.

am: Hands employed in dockyard, refitting and as requisite.

1.00pm: Argentine battleship Moreno arrived.

The Moreno was a Rivadavia-class dreadnought battleship launched in 1911 at New York Shipbuilding, Camden, New Jersey. She was scrapped in Japan, beginning in 1957. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_Moreno .


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15 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

5.15am: Dressed ship. Masthead flags.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant A.E. Thompson to Macedonia.

7.20pm: Heavy squall from south-westward.

7.45pm: SS Inca dragged, drifting across bow and down starboard side, causing slight damage to bow, boats and gangway. Veered to 5½ shackles on Port cable.


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16 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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17 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

7.05am: Glasgow arrived.

HMS Glasgow was a Town-class light cruiser launched in 1909 at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering, Govan, and sold for scrap in 1927. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Glasgow_(1909) and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Glasgow.htm .

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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18 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am: American cruiser Frederick arrived.

The armoured cruiser USS Frederick was launched as the USS Maryland in in 1903 at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, and was sold for scrap in 1930. She was renamed in 1916. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Maryland_(ACR-8) .


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19 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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20 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Dressed ship, masthead flags, Brazilian Ensign at main.

pm: Read warrants Nos 400, 401 and 402.


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21 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Sent collision mat to Dunclutha.


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22 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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23 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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24 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am: Hands employed refitting and cleaning ship.

4.45pm: Argentine battleship Moreno proceeded.


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25 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 5

10.00am: Performed divine service.


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26 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 10

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Uruguay cruiser proceeded.


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27 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am/pm: Hands employed scraping and painting masts and yards, refitting, preparing ship for coaling, and as requisite.

am: Held Court of Enquiry on board re grounding of Dunclutha.

10.55am: Glasgow proceeded.

pm: Prepared ship for coaling.


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28 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

5.00am: Lighters secured alongside.

5.35am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

5.48pm: Finished coaling. Received 1003 tons.


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29 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 10

11.45am: Brazilian man-of-war Benjamin Constant arrived.

The Benjamin Constant was a Brazilian training ship of 2750 tons, launched in 1892 at La Seyne, France (Jane’s fighting ships of World War I, 1990, Studio Editions, London).

pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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30 November 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am: American cruiser arrived.

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting, and as requisite.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am: Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship, and as requisite.

am: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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2 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

7.20am: American cruiser Raleigh arrived.

USS Raleigh was a protected cruiser launched in 1892 at the Norfolk Navy Yard. She was sold for scrap in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Raleigh_(C-8) .

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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3 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed painting down aloft, refitting, and as requisite.


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4 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am: Firing party and funeral party left ship for burial of rating ex Macedonia.

The casualty records at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1917-12Dec.htm indicate that this rating was probably Able Seaman Harry Sims, RNVR, Bristol Z 1330, who died of illness.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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5 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

9.55am: Glasgow arrived.


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6 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 403.


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7 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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8 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am: Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship, and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: American cruiser Pueblo proceeded.

USS Pueblo (originally named Colorado) was an armoured cruiser of the Pennsylvania class, built at Philadelphia and launched in 1903 (Jane’s fighting ships of World War I, 1990, Studio Editions, London).


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9 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

9.15am: Glasgow proceeded.

9.50am: Performed divine service.


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10 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 404 and 405.


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11 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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12 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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13 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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14 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am: Hands employed refitting, blacking down aloft, and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

1.30pm: Glasgow arrived.


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15 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

10.30am: Brazilian light cruiser arrived.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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16 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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17 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

5.00pm: Glasgow proceeded.


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18 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Reverend H.B. Hayne and Lieutenant Cropdale RNR joined ship from SS Dano.

4.30pm: Glasgow arrived.


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19 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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20 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Hands employed refitting, embarking stores from SS Highcliffe, and as requisite.


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21 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 11

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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22 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 11

am: Hands employed refitting and cleaning ship throughout.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Hands employed embarking stores.


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23 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

7.15am: Macedonia arrived.

am: Discharged Lieutenant C.H. Cropdale to Macedonia.

9.25am: Newcastle arrived.

HMS Newcastle was a Town-class light cruiser, launched in 1909 at Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and sold for scrapping in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Newcastle_(1909) and logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Newcastle.htm.

9.50am: Performed divine service.


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24 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am/pm: Hands employed embarking stores, refitting, and as requisite.


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25 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8


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26 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am: Hands employed refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 407.


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27 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

10.35am: Hauled down Court Martial jack.

11.15am: Edinburgh Castle arrived.

The Edinburgh Castle (13 326 grt) served as an Armed Merchant Cruiser in World War I. She was sunk as an exercise target on 5 November, 1945, 60 miles off Freetown. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union-Castle_Line . Logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Edinburgh_Castle.htm.


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28 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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29 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

am: Edinburgh Castle proceeded.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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30 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6


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31 December 1917

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

am: Landed funeral party.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Funeral party returned.

1.00pm: Hauled down Court Martial jack.

pm: Joined ship from SS Desna(?) Mr H.I. Perceval, ? Surgeon, Lieutenant G.B. Hall, RMA, and Mr C. Nobber, Acting Bosun, and 23 ratings.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS AFRICA 1918

JP map Africa 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

8.00am: Dressed ship, masthead flags.

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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2 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

10.35am: Glasgow proceeded.


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3 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 8

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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4 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Hands employed painting side, refitting, and as requisite.


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5 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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6 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15


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7 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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8 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 9

am: USS Raleigh arrived.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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9 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 7

am: Discharged Lieutenant G.S. Hayman, RMA, and Mr Paddock, Commander Mechanic, to SS Darro for passage to England.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

2.10pm: Newcastle proceeded.


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10 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

8.50am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

9.30am: Weighed. proceeded to shift berth to dry dock in tow of tug Laurindo Pitta.

11.40am: Came to Port anchor in 9½ fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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11 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

am: Read warrant No. 409.


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12 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrants Nos 410 and 411.


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13 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

9.50am: Performed divine service.


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14 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed preparing for docking.

9.42am: Weighed. Proceeded to floating dock in tow of Brazilian tugs.

10.45am: Entered floating dock.

am: Uruguay cruiser arrived.

pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom.


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15 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom and as requisite.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.00pm: USS Pittsburgh sailed.


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16 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am/pm: Range cable for survey.

3.45pm: American cruiser Raleigh sailed.


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17 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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18 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, surveying cable, and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Surgeon R.E. Tottenham to Desua for passage to England.

pm: Read warrant No. 412.


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19 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

7.55am: Pittsburgh arrived.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, refitting, and as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

5.30pm: Pittsburgh sailed.


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20 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

9.00am: Hands to muster by the Open List. Read characters and abilities.


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21 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

7.30am: Edinburgh Castle sailed.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, surveying cables, and as requisite.


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22 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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23 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Hands employed surveying cables and as requisite.


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24 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

am: Newcastle arrived.

am/pm: Hands employed surveying cables, refitting, and as requisite.


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25 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, restowing hawsers and sheet cables after surveying, and as requisite.


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26 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

am: Hands employed refitting and cleaning ship throughout.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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27 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1


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28 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 0

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am/pm: (G) Training class to instruction.

pm: Hands employed refitting and painting.


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29 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 0

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am/pm: (G) Training class to instruction.


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30 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 0

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am/pm: Gunnery training class to instruction.

pm: Read warrant No. 413.


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31 January 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Gunnery training class to instruction.

am/pm: Remainder of hands employed provisioning, refitting, and as requisite.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Gunnery training class to instruction.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.


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2 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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3 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 5

10.00am: Performed divine service.

pm: Weighed and stowed starboard kedge anchor.


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4 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed preparing for undocking, refitting, and as requisite.

9.30am: Commenced to flood dock.

10.45am: Ship afloat in dock.

11.00am: Commenced undocking.

11.30am: Cleared dock. Tug Laurindo Pitta took ship in tow. Pointed ship.

12.10pm: Proceeded in tow of tug to anchorage off Isla da Vianna.

Likely to be ‘Ilha do Viana’.

pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

2.45pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

5.10pm: USS Pittsburgh proceeded.


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5 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Divers away diving. Monthly dip.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, as in forenoon, and as requisite.


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6 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, painting ship’s side, and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 414.


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7 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, painting ship’s side, and as requisite.


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8 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

6.45am: Edinburgh Castle arrived.

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

5.00pm: Edinburgh Castle proceeded to floating dock.


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9 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed party to embark ammunition.

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting, and as requisite.

7.20pm: Ammunition lighter secured alongside.


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10 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am: Performed divine service.


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11 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.


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12 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

am: Newcastle arrived.

am/pm: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants 416–429.


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13 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

am: Hands employed stowing ammunition into lighter, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Secured two ammunition lighters alongside.


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14 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition into lighters and refitting and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 430.

5.45pm: Secured 2 ammunition lighters alongside (4 all told). Double sentries posted in lighters.


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15 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 2

6.50am: Exercised action.

am: Searched ship throughout for explosives etc.

am/pm: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

4.30pm: Finished embarking ammunition.

pm: Read warrant No. 431.


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16 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for coaling.

6.45pm: Coal lighter secured alongside.


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17 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

8.00pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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18 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

5.10am: Commenced coaling.

7.50am: Finished coaling. Received 1750 tons.

8.45am: Coal lighters cast off.

pm: Read warrant No. 432.


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19 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 6

8.50am: Tug swinging ship for adjusting compasses.

10.50am: Completed swinging. Tug cast off.

am: Hands employed getting up shell and preparing ship for sea.

3.15pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.


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20 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

7.15am: Kildonan Castle arrived.

8.40am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite to carry out steam trial.

10.28am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat.

10.35am: Hoisted seaboat and proceeded to anchorage off Viana Island.

10.42am: Came to Starboard anchor in 7½ fathoms. Veered to 2 shackles.

pm: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

3.37pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out steam trial.

4.58pm: Stopped. Finished trial.

5.18pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 18 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Oil lighter secured alongside.

11.05pm: Oil lighter cast off.


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21 February 1918

Rio de Janeiro and at sea to Sierra Leone

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Number on sick list: 4

6.08am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for carrying out steam trial in Rio Bay.

8.15am: Finished trial. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage off Viana Island.

8.30am: Stopped.

8.36am: came to Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms. Veered to 3 shackles.

10.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

10.55am: Commenced coaling.

2.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 180 tons.

4.43pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.10pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat. Communicated with Newcastle.

5.26pm: Hoisted seaboat. Proceeded as requisite.

5.33pm: Passed boom defence.

5.43pm: Fort Santa Cruz abeam. Proceeded 84 revs, course as requisite for leaving harbour. Exercised General Quarters.

11.00pm: Cape Frio abeam 17½ miles.


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22 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat -22.9, Long -39.4

Number on sick list: 9

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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23 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat -20.5, Long -34.9

Number on sick list: 6

am: Hands employed striking down coal from upper deck.

6.50am: Sighted sailing vessel (barque) north, bound westwards.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 433.


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24 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat -16.4, Long -31.5

Number on sick list: 6

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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25 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat -12.3, Long -28.5

Number on sick list: 7

9.30am: Exercised clear ship for action, General Quarters, and Fire stations.

10.40am: Secured.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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26 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat -8.2, Long -25.6

Number on sick list: 5

9.30am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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27 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat -3.9, Long -22.5

Number on sick list: 4

am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

9.30am: Exercised clear ship for action.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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28 February 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat 0.6, Long -19.6

Number on sick list: 5

9.00am: Heavy rain squall.

12 noon: Commenced zigzagging.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Lost overboard through line carrying away:- Rotator, cherub, 1 in No., and Line, log, 65 fathoms, 1 in No.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

6.30pm: Negative zigzag.

9.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 March 1918

At sea, Rio de Janeiro to Sierra Leone

Lat 5.4, Long -16.4

Number on sick list: 5

1.30am: Negative zig-zag.

3.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

4.00am: Ceased zigzagging.

4.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

6.30pm: Negative zigzag.

6.35pm: Sighted steamer on starboard beam, 1 mile.

9.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.


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2 March 1918

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.3, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed clearing away anchors and cables, and preparing for harbour.

7.55am: Sighted Cape Sierra Leone bearing S80E.

8.10am: Proceeded as requisite. Awaiting permission to proceed into harbour.

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

8.45am: Cape Sierra Leone Light House abeam, 6 cables. Course as requisite for anchorage.

9.03am: Stopped.

9.06am: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

9.30am: Storeship Mallina secured alongside. Employed embarking stores.

pm: Hands employed embarking stores.

8.30pm: Read warrant No. 434.


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3 March 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

6.15am: Mallina cast off.

8.30am: SS Patroclus secured alongside with stores.

am: Hands employed embarking stores, discharging empties, cleaning ship, and as requisite.

am: Divers away diving. Examining inlets.

12 noon: Patroclus cast off; fouled ship on leaving, starboard side forward, damaging fittings etc.


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4 March 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.

pm: Read warrants Nos 435 and 436.

pm: 54 ratings joined ship for passage to Britannia.

pm: Collier Edlington secured alongside.

pm: Hands employed rigging collier and preparing for coaling.

6.30pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon E. Folliott to Armadale Castle for passage to England.

HMS Armadale Castle was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 15 620 grt, built in 1913 and returned to civilian service in 1919 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (not including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_ArmadaleCastle.htm .


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5 March 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

5.05am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

4.30pm: Armadale Castle proceeded.

7.00pm: Finished coaling.

Tonnage of coal received was not recorded.


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6 March 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5


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7 March 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea to Cape Town

Lat 8.3, Long -14.0

Number on sick list: 5

9.40am: Rear Admiral T.D.L. Sheppard, CB, MVO, inspected ship.

am: Prepared for coaling.

10.25am: Commenced coaling (deck cargo).

12 noon: Finished coaling. Received 1701 tons.

12.25pm: Cast off collier.

pm: Cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea.

3.32pm: Weighed.

3.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for convoy to form single line on leaving(?) harbour.

4.18pm: Passed boom defence.

4.27pm: Swept channel buoy abeam, 2 cables.

4.55pm: Formed divisions line ahead(?) to starboard.

6.00pm: Formed single line ahead.


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8 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 5.7, Long -12.9

Number on sick list: 4

5.25am: Heavy rain squall.

6.07am: Formed divisions line ahead to starboard.

10.45am: Passed SS Historian bound northward.

pm: Watch employed striking down coal.

6.00pm: Prepared for night defence.


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9 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat 2.0, Long -9.6

Number on sick list: 4

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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10 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -1.7, Long -6.5

Number on sick list: 4

9.30am: Divisions. Performed divine service.

pm: Exercised night defence stations.


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11 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -4.9, Long -3.5

Number on sick list: 4

7.30am: Norman proceeded to take station 5 miles on port beam for range keeping exercises.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

am: Training classes at instruction.

am: Carried out range keeping exercises on SS Norman.

11.30am: Norman rejoined convoy.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night action.

4.04pm: Proceeded as requisite for manoeuvres with convoy.


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12 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -8.3, Long -0.9

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for exercising convoy at rendezvous.

4.50pm: Proceeded.


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13 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -12.0, Long 1.6

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.05pm: Course as requisite for exercising convoy at rendezvous.

4.33pm: Resumed course S11ºE. Convoy in station.


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14 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -15.6, Long 4.1

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters. Course as requisite for exercising convoy at rendezvous.

4.29pm: Resumed course S9ºE.


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15 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -19.4, Long 6.7

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

3.52pm: Course as requisite for exercising convoy at rendezvous.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.28pm: Resumed course S10ºE.


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16 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -23.1, Long 9.3

Number on sick list: 3

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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17 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -26.8, Long 12.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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18 March 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Cape Town

Lat -30.8, Long 15.2

Number on sick list: 3

9.30am: Sighted barque bearing S by W.

10.18am: Altered course S38W. Spoke barque Invergarry, Fremantle – New York.

10.33am: Resumed course S8ºE.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

4.00pm: Course as requisite for exercising convoy at manoeuvres.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.20pm: Resumed course S7ºE.


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19 March 1918

At sea and at Simon’s Town

Lat -34.3, Long 18.2

Number on sick list: 3

7.55am: Sighted Table Mountain S62E.

10.06am: Parted company with convoy. Increased to 94 revs. Altered course West.

4.20pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.30pm: Stopped. Commander in charge boarded.

4.53pm: Proceeded through entrance into West Basin.

pm: Secured alongside C Wall.

9.10pm: Read warrant No. 437.


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20 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Minerva proceeded.

HMS Minerva was an Eclipse-class protected cruiser, launched in 1895 at Chatham Dockyard and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Minerva_(1895) and logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Minerva.htm.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

6.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 807 tons.


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21 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

8.30am: Minerva arrived.


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22 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am: Divers away diving. Examining port propeller for any damage resulting from wire fouling when entering basin on 19th March.

am/pm: Hands employed drawing and returning stores and ammunition, and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 438.


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23 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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24 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: performed divine service.


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25 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 1

am: Sent docking party to dock Hospital Ship Neuralia.

am: Hands employed returning provisions and as requisite.

pm: Minerva proceeded.

pm: Hands employed returning provisions and as requisite.


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26 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 1

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27 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.


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28 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

7.45am: Britannia proceeded.


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29 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am: Hands employed replacing cutter’s davit and as requisite.

9.55am: Fire broke out in chart house.

10.00am: Fire extinguished.


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30 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 439.


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31 March 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

10.15am: Performed divine service.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 April 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

am: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.


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2 April 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 2

6.30am: HMS City of London arrived.

HMS City of London was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 8917 grt, built in 1907 Leuca (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_City_of_London.htm .

8.00am: Slipped from jetty. Proceeded as requisite for leaving basin for anchorage in Simons Bay.

8.22am: Passed through dock entrance.

8.32am: Came to Port anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

am: Gunlayers and Trainers of turrets at aiming rifle practice.

pm: Turrets at 1” aiming rifle practice.

pm: (G) Training classes at practice.


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3 April 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed preparing for full calibre firing.

am: Carrying out sub-calibre firing from turrets. (G) Training classes at 12 pdr firing.

pm: Hands employed preparing turrets for full-calibre firing and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Engineer Commander A. Saunders to Hyacinth (lent).

HMS Hyacinth was a Highflyer-class protected cruiser, launched in 1898 at London & Glasgow Shipbuilding, Govan, and sold for scrap in 1923. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hyacinth_(1898) and logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm.


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4 April 1918

Simon’s Town and at sea

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

6.30am: City of London proceeded.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.45am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

8.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.45am: Stopped.

9.25am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out firing from port guns at towed target.

9.50am: Finished firing. Proceeded as requisite for Simon’s Bay.

10.35am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

10.43am: Stopped.

10.46am: Came to Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.

12.10pm: Collier Smithville secured alongside.

1.10pm: Commenced coaling.


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5 April 1918

Simon’s Town

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

4.45am: Finished coaling. Received 1085 tons.

7.20am: Collier cast off.

pm: Drawing ammunition from Ordnance depot.


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6 April 1918

Simon’s Town and Cape Town

Lat -34.1, Long 18.1

Number on sick list: 3

an: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

6.25am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

6.47am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

1.42pm: Course as requisite for Table Bay.

2.10pm: Stopped. Pilot boarded.

2.30pm: Passed through dock entrance.

2.50pm: Secured alongside No. 2 Jetty, Cape Town docks, port side to jetty.

pm: Read warrant No. 441.


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7 April 1918

Cape Town

Lat -33.9, Long 18.44

Number on sick list: 3

am: Watch employed embarking bullion.

10.10am: Performed divine service.


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8 April 1918

Cape Town and at sea to Sierra Leone

Lat -33.9, Long 18.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

8.10am: Cast off from jetty. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.30am: Passed through dock entrance. Cast off tug.

8.31am: Stopped. Dropped pilot.

8.34am: Light house abeam, 1 cable, communicating with transports.

8.47am: Proceeded to anchorage.

8.49am: Stopped.

8.51am: Came to Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 3 shackles.

10.56am: Fog about.

11.02am: Proceeded N30W, 6 knots, with Norman and Walmer Castle.

12.05pm: Altered course 16 points to port to east. Fog clearing.

12.09pm: Sighted Norman ENE, Altered course NE.

12.16pm: Altered course West. Sighted Walmer Castle ENE. Reduced to 53 revs.

12.30pm: Norman in station, 2½ cables astern. Fog set in.

12.45pm: Heard Walmer Castle’s syren(?) close to.

2.15pm: Fog cleared. Sighted Norman and Walmer Castle astern.

3.00pm: Convoy in station.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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9 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -30.6, Long 14.6

Number on sick list: 4

7.53am: Formed divisions line ahead to port.

am: Marines at drill. Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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10 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -26.6, Long 11.3

Number on sick list: 4

am: Exercised sea boat’s crew.

7.55am: Sighted steamer off port bow, bound southward. (SS Yokohama of Japan)

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

3.00pm: Convoy altered course 2 points westwards.pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Carried out range keeping exercises on convoy.


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11 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -22.6, Long 8.0

Number on sick list: 4

am: Aired bedding.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised physical drill.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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12 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -18.6, Long 5.1

Number on sick list: 4

am: Convoy spread to 5 miles on either beam.

9.30am: Cleared ship for action.

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.42am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out gunnery exercises.

am: Exercised steering from secondary positions.

10.23am: Resumed course NNW. Convoy took station astern.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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13 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -14.6, Long 1.9

Number on sick list: 5

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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14 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -10.5, Long -1.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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15 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -6.5, Long -4.2

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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16 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat -2.5, Long -7.3

Number on sick list: 3

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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17 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 1.4, Long -10.3

Number on sick list: 3

6.00am: Increased to 84 revs. Formed single line abreast.

6.10am: Commenced zigzagging – 20º each side of course.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.10pm: Heavy rain squall. Negative zigzag. Formed single line ahead.

2.50pm: Recommenced zigzagging.

9.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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18 April 1918

At sea, Cape Town to Sierra Leone

Lat 5.4, Long -13.1

6.00am: Recommenced zigzagging.

am: Training classes at instruction.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

8.20pm: Negative zigzagging.

9.20pm: Commenced zigzagging.

11.30pm: Negative zigzag.


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19 April 1918

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.3, Long -13.6

Number on sick list: 3

5.40am: Sounded in 50 fathoms.

5.40am: Recommenced zigzagging.

7.32am: Sighted Lion Mountain bearing S61ºE.

10.40am: Negative zigzag. Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour. Convoy in line ahead.

11.02am: Passed through entrance.

11.23am: Stopped.

11.18am: Came to Port anchor in 8 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.

12.11pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

12.37pm: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

pm: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

4.30pm: SS Portsea secured alongside.

pm: Fleet Surgeon P.F. Alderson joined ship from Marmora.

pm: Darkened ship.

10.00pm: Britannia proceeded.


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20 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

5.10am: Commenced coaling.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

pm: Mr Bartlett, Acting Engineer, joined ship from Marmora.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship. Received 1584 tons.

Entry should probably read ‘Completed coaling’.

pm: 2nd picket boat patrolling entrance.


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21 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Tested life buoys – correct.


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22 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

1.15am: Heavy squall from WNW with rain.

am: Hands employed disembarking bullion and discharging to shore.

pm: hands employed disembarking bullion.

pm: Draft of 70 ratings joined ship from Tower Hill Barracks.

pm: Finished discharging bullion.


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23 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am: Party walling bullion in transports.

pm: Watch hoisting in stores.


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24 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

9.00am: Hands employed refitting boats’ gear, discharging empties, cleaning and painting ship, and as requisite.

pm: Discharged draft of 44 ratings to SS Norman and of 25 ratings to HMS Marmora for passage to England.

3.15pm: Hauled down Court Martial jack.


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25 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: 6.15pm: Marmora and convoy proceeded. Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.


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26 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

5.40am: Exercised ‘Clear ship for action’.

6.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed cleaning and painting ship, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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27 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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28 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed church parties.

10.30am: Performed divine service.


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29 April 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting and cleaning ship, and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 442 to 446.

8.30pm: Watch closed up to night defence stations.

9.00pm: Opened fire at target moved ENE 1¼ miles from Lookout(?) Point.

9.15pm: Ceased firing. Replaced gear.


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30 April 1918:


Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

5.45am: Exercised ‘Out sheet anchor’.

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and preparing ship for coaling.

pm: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

pm: Collier Gardenia secured alongside.

pm: Rigged collier.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank power and coal consumption page.


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1 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

7.05am: Finished coaling. Received 249 tons.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.


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2 May 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship, preparing for sea and as requisite.

pm: Prepared for night action.

8.15pm: Shortened in to 1 shackle.

8.27pm: Weighed.

8.31pm. Proceeded, 67 revs. Convoy of Lorenzo Marquez, Akeho(?) and Inaka Maru in single line ahead. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

Spelling of these vessels’ names possibly incorrect.

8.54pm: Passed boom defence.

8.57pm: Cape Sierra Leone Light House abeam, 3 cables.

9.05pm: Very heavy rain with lightening and thunder.


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3 May 1918

At sea

Lat 8.2, Long -15.8

Number on sick list: 7

1.00am: Passed steamer bound eastward.

2.00am: Passed SS Patuca bound eastward.

HMS Patuca (6103 grt), was an Armed Merchant Cruiser and later a kite balloon ship, built in 1913 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Details and logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Patuca.htm.

6.00am: Formed divisions in line ahead.

7.00am: Commenced zigzagging (No. 2 diagram).

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Secured.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Prepared for Night defence.

4.55pm: Negative zigzag.

5.00pm: Formed single line ahead.


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4 May 1918

At sea

Lat 9.1, Long -18.9

Number on sick list: 8

5.40am: Formed divisions line ahead to port.

5.55am: Commenced zigzagging (No. 2 diagram).

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

6.15pm: Negative zigzag.


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5 May 1918

At sea

Lat 10.2, Long -22.3

Number on sick list: 8

5.45am: Commenced zigzagging (No. 2 diagram).

10.00am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

5.50pm: Negative zigzag.


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6 May 1918

At sea

Lat 12.2, Long -25.4

Number on sick list: 8

5.45am: Started zigzag (No. 2 diagram).

am/pm: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

6.30pm: Negative zigzag.


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7 May 1918

At sea

Lat 13.2, Long -26.4

Number on sick list: 7

5.30am: Sighted City of London and convoy bearing S30W.

6.07am: Parted company with convoy.

am: Training classes at instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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8 May 1918

At sea

Lat 10.4, Long -22.2

Number on sick list: 9

5.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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9 May 1918

At sea

Lat 8.8, Long -17.3

Number on sick list: 10

5.20am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.

11.15pm: Spoke SS Mandingo, Liverpool to Sierra Leone.


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10 May 1918

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

5.03am: Sighted Cape Sierra Leone Light S68E.

6.00am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

6.15am: Passed boom defence.

6.32am: Stopped.

6.34am: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

7.40am: Collier Gardenia secured alongside.

am: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

pm: Mr Richards and Churchill, Midshipmen, RNR, joined ship for passage to Britannia.

5.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 1112 tons.

6.05pm: Collier cast off.


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11 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 11

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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12 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.

pm: Assistant Paymaster Kinsey joined ship from Bacchante (lent).

5.30pm: HMS Patuca proceeded.

6.00pm: Bacchante and convoy proceeded.


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13 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

6.00am: Exercised Fire stations and stations for ‘Abandon ship’. Exercised boats’ crews away pulling.

am: Hands employed cleaning out boats, painting ship, and as requisite. Training lasses to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

11.04am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

11.15am: Stopped.

11.19am: Came to Port anchor in 9½ fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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14 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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15 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Read warrant No. 447.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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16 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.


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17 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Marine guard landed for transfer of bullion.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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18 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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19 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed church parties.

10.20am: Performed divine service.


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20 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Discharged Lieutenant Paisley, RNR, Warrant Engineer A. Teesdale, RNR, Mr Lucas and Mr Heweton, Midshipmen RNR, 1 PO, 2 ERAs, 4 Seamen, 1 Signalman to commission(?) HMS Attendant.

HMS Attendant was a fuel ship of 1935 tons, launched in 1913 at Chatham Dockyard. She was sold in 1934, but retained her name (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

2.00pm: Collier Cosstin(?) secured alongside.

2.45pm: Commenced coaling.

4.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 212 tons.

pm: Attendant secured alongside.

5.15pm: Collier cast off.


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21 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

2.15pm: Kent and convoy proceeded.

HMS Kent was a Monmouth-class armoured cruiser launched in 1901 at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kent_(1901) and logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Kent.htm.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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22 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

6.00am: Exercised ‘Out sheet anchor’. Closed watertight doors.

am: Dropped both life buoys. Cutter picked up life buoys.

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite and preparing Attendant for sea.

pm: Bacchante arrived and anchored.

pm: Read warrant No. 450.


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23 May 1918

Log is incorrectly dated as April.

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised physical drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.


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24 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

2.00am: Heavy rain.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Training classes to instruction.


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25 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout and drawing stores from Artois.

HMS Artois (originally HMS Digby) was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 3966 grt, built in 1913 and owned by Furness Withy. She was renamed Artois on transfer to French flag in 1915, retaining the name on transfer back to the RN in 1917 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs not including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Artois.htm .

pm: hands to make and mend clothes.

3.40pm: Attendant cast off.


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26 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.


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27 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

6.00am: Exercised all boats’ crews away pulling.

6.20am: Let go sheet anchor. Weighed and replaced sheet anchor.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill.


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28 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Remainder of hands cleaning down aloft and as requisite.


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29 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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30 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings. Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

6.15pm: Artois and convoy proceeded.

8.15pm: Convoy returned to anchorage.

10.10pm: Convoy proceeded.


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31 May 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Disembarked ammunition for cleaning?

9.35am: SS Roo-- secured alongside. Hoisted out steam pinnace from Roo--

11.00am: Collier cast off.

pm: Read warrant No. 451.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers (blank).


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1 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

7.30am: Orcoma arrived.

HMS Orcoma was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 11 571 grt, built in 1908 and in service until October 1919 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orcoma.htm .

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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2 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.

5.30pm: Collier Loderer secured alongside.


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3 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

5.10am: Commenced coaling.

7.05am: Finished coaling. Received 231 tons.

7.50am: Collier cast off.


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4 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

am: Landed funeral party for funeral of late Lieutenant Commander Sykes, RNR, HMS Ooma.

Lieutenant Commander Godfrey J. Sykes, RNR (ret) died of illness in Freetown on 3 June. Details at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-06Jun.htm .

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, painting ship’s side, and as requisite.


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5 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 10

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

2.00pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

2.20pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 15 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

3.00pm: Astraea arrived.

HMS Astraea was a protected cruiser and name-ship of her class. She was launched in 1893 at Devonport Dockyard and was sold in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Astraea_(1893) and logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Astraea1.htm.


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6 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9
2.30am: Fire discovered in after gunners store. Fire party extinguished same.

am/pm: Hands employed painting masts, yards and funnels, and as requisite. Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

pm: Flag Lieutenant ?, Major P. Molloy, RMLI, Staff Paymaster W. Enright(?), Assistant Paymaster J. Kinsey, RNR, Mr Davidson, RNR, and F.R Pates and Admiral’s steward(?) joined ship from Bacchante.

The log for HMS Bacchante on this day (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-34671/ADM53-34671-007_0.jpg ) notes that “3.0pm: Admiral and staff transferred to HMS Africa.”


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7 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

8.00am: Broke flag of Rear Admiral T.D.L. Sheppard, CB, MVO.

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship, refitting, and as requisite.

am/pm: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.


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8 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

6.10am: Amethyst arrived and anchored.

HMS Amethyst was a protected cruiser of the Topaze class, launched in 1903 at Elswick Naval Works and sold for scrap in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Amethyst_(1903) and logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Amethyst.htm.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 452.


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9 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 11

5.30am: Britannia arrived and anchored.

am: Landed church parties.

10.20am: Performed divine service.

pm: Discharged Mr Richards and Mr Churchill, Midshipmen, RNR, to Britannia.


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10 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 10

am: Hands employed refitting, drawing stores and as requisite. Training classes to instruction.

1.40pm: Himalaya and convoy arrived.

HMS Himalaya was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 6929 GRT, built in 1892 and sold in 1922 for breaking up (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Himalaya.htm.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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11 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 10

am: Hands employed in Himalaya drawing stores and cleaning ship.

am: Hands employed provisioning and storing ship from Himalaya.

pm: Hands employed storing and provisioning ship.


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12 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed provisioning ship, drawing stores and as requisite.

3.15pm: Amethyst proceeded.

pm: Read warrant No. 453.

10.00pm: Bacchante proceeded.


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13 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 11

am/pm: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings. Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Britannia and convoy proceeded.


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14 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 10

8.00am: Broke Court Martial jack.

am: Court Martial assembled on board.

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

10.30am: Macedonia arrived.

11.30am: Court dissolved. Hauled down Court Martial jack.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for coaling.

5.30pm: Collier Buranda secured alongside.

pm: Draft party for Britannia and Bacchante joined ship from Macedonia.


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15 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.15am: Finished coaling. Received 238 tons.

7.45am: Collier cast off.

am: Coaling gear examined and found correct.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

5.15pm: Himalaya and convoy proceeded.


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16 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

am: Landed church parties.

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.


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17 June 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea

Lat 8.3, Long -13.7

Number on sick list: 9

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, shortening in and cleaning cable, and preparing ship for sea.

9.15am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

9.32am: Weighed.

9.35am: Proceeded 80 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.20am: Streamed Patent log.

12.29pm: Stopped.

12.36pm: Dropped Dan buoy in position 8º 19’N, 13º 46’W.

12.44pm: Proceeded.

2.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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18 June 1918

At sea

Lat 5.9, Long -14.8

Number on sick list: 9

0.50am: Negative zigzag.

5.35am: Commenced zigzagging.

6.35am: Sighted steamer bearing S75W. SS City of Karachi bound northward.

7.07am: Shaped course N31ºE. City of Karachi took station 3 cables astern.

8.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

12 midnight: Negative zigzag.


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19 June 1918

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

2.00am: Sounding in 22 fathoms.

7.06am: Altered course as requisite for entering harbour.

7.28am: Passed through boom defence.

7.47am: Stopped.

7.50am: Came to Port anchor in 13 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

9.00am: Read warrant No. 454.

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Mr Smith, Midshipman RNR, to hospital.

5.10pm: Collier Buranda secured alongside. Prepared for coaling.


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20 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

5.20am: Commenced coaling.

7.55am: Finished coaling. Received 431 tons.

8.25am: Collier cast off.

am: Coaling gear examined, made correct.


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21 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, returning empties to Macedonia.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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22 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Discharged Mr Finlinson, Midshipman RNR, to hospital.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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23 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed church parties.

10.10am: Performed divine service.

am: Read warrants Nos 455 and 456. Discharged 2 ratings to Macedonia for passage to England.

pm: Macedonia and convoy proceeded.

pm: Sub-Lieutenant Morrison, RNVR, joined ship from Ebro.

HMS Ebro was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 8480 grt, built in 1915 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Ebro.htm.


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24 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

am: Mr B.R.M. Smith, Midshipman RNR, joined ship for passage to Britannia.

pm: Read warrant No. 458.


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25 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

am: Exercised control parties at drill, carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

pm: Read warrants Nos 457, 459, 460 and 461.


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26 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.


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27 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings. Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction. Marines at bayonet drill.


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28 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction. Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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29 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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30 June 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.

pm: Discharged Mr A.R. Pautlin, Assistant Paymaster RNR, to Ebro for passage to England.


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Above scans are blank part-pages.

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Above scan appears to be a page from a National Archives newsletter.



LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and [indecipherable] for the Captain

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 July 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea

Lat 8.3, Long -13.7

Number on sick list: 5

am: Shortened in and cleaned cable.

am: Prepared for sea.

9.20am: Weighed.

9.25am: Proceeded, 80 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.44am: Passed boom defence.

12.14pm: Stopped.

12.21pm: Dropped Dan buoy in position 8º 18’N, 13º 45½’W.

12.25pm: Proceeded, 98 revs.

2.05pm: Passed Ebro and convoy bound westward.

2.44pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

2.57pm: Passed through boom defence.

3.16pm: Stopped.

3.20pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

4.00pm: Collier Ethelstan secured alongside.

4.45pm: Commenced coaling.

6.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 257 tons.

7.30pm: Collier cast off.


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2 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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3 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Hoisted out lighter from Cranmore with main derrick (secured alongside, starboard side).

2.35pm: Cranmore secured alongside, port side.

pm: Hoisted out 2nd lighter.

pm: Read warrant No. 463.


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4 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

9.05am: Divisions. Read prayers. Read warrant No. 462.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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5 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

am/pm: Carried out 1” ? practice at towed target.

am/pm: Hands employed cleaning ship, cleaning out boats and as requisite.

pm: Read warrants Nos 464 and 465.


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6 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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7 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Divers away diving, cleaning bottom of trawler Strathebrie.

Strathebrie (Port No.A.59) was a trawler of 210 grt, built in 1914 and in RN service from June 1915 until 1919 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).

am: Landed church parties.

10.15am: Performed divine service.

pm: Divers away diving, working on Strathebrie.


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8 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

am/pm: Divers away diving, working on Strathebrie.

1.00pm: Orotava arrived.

HMS Orotava was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 5980 grt, built in 1889 and paid off in 1919 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (not including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Orotava.htm .


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9 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

6.30am: Orotava and convoy proceeded.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill. Divers away working in trawler Strathebrie.


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10 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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11 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings. Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: Artois arrived and anchored.

pm: Read warrant No. 466.


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12 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Sent party to Artois to load lighters.

am/pm: Hands employed storing and provisioning ship.


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13 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Hands employed provisioning and storing ship.

am: Life buoys tested – correct.

pm: Hands employed storing ship.

pm: Read warrants Nos 467, 468 and 469.


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14 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

am: Hands employed returning empties to Artois.

10.10am: Divisions. Performed divine service.


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15 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Divers away diving.

am: Prepared for coaling.

10.30am: Collier Dorie secured alongside.

am: Coaling gear examined, made correct.

pm: Diving party away diving. Examining SS Leitrim.

3.50pm: Commenced coaling.

5.43pm: Finished coaling. Received 260 tons.

6.16pm: Collier cast off.


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16 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 9

Departed this life at Nursing Home. John Harold Corbett, Male, 33, Chief Electrical Artificer 2nd class, British, private address 19 St Andrews St, Lincoln, from Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

The death of John Corbett is also recorded at http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-07Jul.htm .

pm: Divers away diving – searching for Attendant’s anchor.

6.45pm: Orcoma arrived.


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17 July 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea

Lat 8.5, Long -14.2

Position above is at 8pm.

Number on sick list: 10

am: Landed party for funeral of late John H. Corbett, Electrical Artificer.

8.10am: Funeral party returned.

am: Discharged Lieutenant C.F. Jeliam(?) to Artois for passage to England. Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.00am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Let go Port anchor. Veered to 4 shackles. Lieutenant N.C. Johnstone and Mr A. Rogerson, RNR, joined ship from Orcoma.

pm: Preparing ship for sea.

3.05pm: Weighed.

3.15pm: Proceeded, 80 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

3.30pm: passed boom defence.


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18 July 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Dakar

Lat 9.6, Long -16.8

Number on sick list: 10

5.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

6.10am: Sighted HMS Artois and convoy bearing N65W.

am: Lost overboard through logline parting, Cherub rotator, 1 in No., Line, Log, 65 fathom, 1 in No.

am: Training classes to instruction.

4.00pm: Changed zigzag.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.30pm: Negative zigzag.


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19 July 1918

At sea and at Dakar

Lat 13.8, Long -17.7

Number on sick list: 12

1.00am: Sighted schooner, bound westward.

5.20am: Commenced zigzagging.

7.10am: Sighted sailing vessel S65E, distant about 8 miles.

am: Training classes to instruction.

3.15pm: Sighted land bearing N45ºE.

4.00pm: Negative zigzag.

4.36pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

5.03pm: Stopped.

5.08pm: Came to Port anchor in 7 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles.

5.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

6.08pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered to 5 shackles.


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20 July 1918

At Dakar and at sea

Lat 14.5, Long -17.6

Number on sick list: 13

am: Tested life buoys – found correct.

9.53am: Weighed. Proceeded 53 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Convoy in single line ahead.

10.10am: Passed boom defence.

12.23pm: Convoy formed divisions. Line ahead – 3 columns.

12.45pm: Proceeded to take station ahead of centre column.

1.00pm: In station.

2.00pm: Commenced zigzag.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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21 July 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 15.9, Long -19.9

Number on sick list: 13

6.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.

10.15am: Performed divine service.

1.00pm: Convoy No. 2 zigzag.

1.50pm: Communicating by signal with SS Sicily.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

4.40pm: Convoy altered course together to S35E.

5.09pm: Convoy altered course together to N35W. Sicily rejoined.

5.11pm: Proceeded to take up station ahead of convoy.

5.45pm: Took station ahead of centre column of convoy.


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22 July 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 16.2, Long -21.1

Number on sick list: 11

6.05am: Sighted Armadale Castle and convoy bearing south.

am: Africa proceeding as requisite to close Armadale Castle.

am: Convoy joining up with Armadale Castle.

7.04am: Stopped. Communicated with Armadale Castle.

7.28am: Hoisted cutter.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

9.40pm: Exercised General Quarters.

10.10pm: Secured.


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23 July 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 12.7, Long -19.1

Number on sick list: 9

6.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Read warrants Nos 470 and 471.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

am: Remainder of hands mustering bags, airing blue(?) clothing and as requisite.

2.40pm: Very heavy rain squall. Stopped zigzagging.

4.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.00pm: Negative zigzagging.

8.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.


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24 July 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 10.0, Long -17.4

Noon latitude is probably incorrect. Position above is for 8am.

Number on sick list: 8

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Passed SS Trafalgar bound northward.

7.05pm: Stopped zigzagging.


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25 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.3

Number on sick list: 10

1.30am: Commenced zigzagging.

6.00am: Started sounding in 70 fathoms.

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

11.40am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

12.22pm: Stopped.

12.26pm: Came to Port anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Discharged Mr Deerson, Warrant Schoolmaster, to hospital.

3.00pm: Collier Wearpool secured alongside.

pm: Coaling gear examined and made correct.

4.25pm: Commenced coaling.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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26 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 8

5.00am: Recommenced coaling.

10.45am: Finished coaling. Received 1324 tons.


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27 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

6.45am: Hildebrand arrived.

HMS Hildebrand was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 6991 grt, built in 1911 and in RN service from 1914–19 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Hildebrand.htm.

7.15am: Kent arrived.

am: Divers away diving – clearing screw of whaler Nivonia.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: Read warrant No. 472.


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28 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

8.45am: Landed church parties.

10.20am: Performed divine service.


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29 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship.

am: Drawing shell from Hildebrand.

2.30pm: Departed this life:- Marcus Jenkins, Male, aged 44 9/12 years, Gunner RMA 5814, English, Private address Dunhead, St Mary, Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, from multiple causes.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-07Jul.htm , Mr Jenkins is noted as having died from ‘illness’.

pm: Mr G. Smith, Midshipman RNR, joined ship from hospital.

pm: Landed the body of the late Marcus Jenkins, Gunner RMA.


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30 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

5.45am: Landed party for funeral of the late Gunner Marcus Jenkins RMA.

8.00am: Britannia and convoy arrived.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Discharged 28 ratings to Britannia.

pm: Discharged Mr J.H. Mordariet(?) Smith, Midshipman RNR, to Britannia.

pm: Discharged 44 ratings to Kent for passage to Bacchante.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.


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31 July 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.

am/pm: Remainder of hands employed painting and cleaning ship and as requisite.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes to instruction.

10.45am: Morea arrived and anchored.

HMS Morea was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 10 890 grt, built in 1908 and in RN service from 1916–19 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Morea.htm .

am: Discharged Mr G. Smith and Mr Finlinson, Midshipmen RNR, to Hildebrand for passage to England.

pm: Hands employed embarking provisions for Britannia and as requisite.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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2 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

11.40am: Collier Wearpool secured alongside.

pm: Lost overboard by accident:- sacks, coal, 2 cwt,25 in No.; Shovels, Navigator, 3 in No.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

2.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 165 tons.

pm: Mr Deerson, Warrant Schoolmaster, rejoined ship from hospital.

3.00pm: Collier cast off.


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3 August 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea

Lat 8.5, Long -13.6

Number on sick list: 5

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing ship for sea.

8.50am: Kent proceeded.

am: Discharged Major Hillary(?), RMLI, to Attendant and Mr Kinsey, Assistant Paymaster, RNR, to Britannia (lent).

10.03am: Proceeded, 80 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.30am: Passed boom defence.

10.43am: Streamed Patent log.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Commenced zigzagging.

7.00pm: Negative zigzag.


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4 August 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Dakar

Lat 10.6, Long -17.5

Number on sick list: 6

5.50am: Started zigzagging.

9.00am: Negative zigzagging.

10.10am: Performed divine service.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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5 August 1918

At sea and at Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

The log indicates that Africa was at anchor at Dakar at about noon, although there is no indication of when she anchored.

2.57pm: Weighed.

3.05pm: Proceeded, 53 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Convoy in single line ahead.

3.22pm: Passed boom defence.

3.35pm: Cape Manuel abeam 4 cables. Course as requisite for swept channel.

5.29pm: Convoy formed divisions line ahead. Proceeded to take station ahead of centre column.

5.55pm: In station.


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6 August 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 15.5, Long -19.0

Number on sick list: 6

6.10am: Started zigzagging.

9.15am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

10.40am: Convoy altered course together to S55W.

11.00am: Convoy altered course together to S35E.

11.30am: Commenced zigzagging (No. 54).

12.26pm: Negative zigzag.

12.39pm: Altered course S55ºW (convoy together).

12.49pm: Convoy altered course together N36ºW.

1.00pm: Commenced zigzagging (No. 55).

4.00pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.53pm: Formed divisions line ahead to starboard. Africa guide.


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7 August 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 16.1, Long -20.3

Number on sick list: 8

6.50am: Sighted Almanzora and convoy bearing north, 10 miles.

HMS Almanzora was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of 16 034 grt, built in 1914 and in RN service from 1915–19 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972). Logs (including for this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08-HMS_Almanzora.htm.

7.03am: Convoy altered course together to N19E.

7.45am: proceeded as requisite for communicating by signal with Almanzora. Detached convoy to take up station in Almanzora’s convoy.

9.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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8 August 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 12.5, Long -18.6

Number on sick list: 9

5.40am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Changed zigzag. Read warrant No. 274.

Warrant number should probably be 474.


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9 August 1918

At sea, Dakar to Sierra Leone

Lat 9.4, Long -16.7

Number on sick list: 8

5.50am: Commenced zigzagging.

am: Training classes to instruction.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

7.00pm: Negative zigzagging.


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10 August 1918

At sea and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.3, Long -13.3

Number on sick list: 7

3.30–6.30am: Sounding every 30 minutes.

6.50am: Sighted Lion Mountain S72E.

9.15am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

9.30am: Passed boom defence.

9.50am: Stopped. Came to Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

am: Prepared ship for coaling. Coaling gear examined and made correct.

12.30pm: Collier Gambia secured alongside.

1.45pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: Discharged Mr Davidson, AP RNR, to hospital.

10.00pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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11 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Received 1260 tons.

11.00am: Collier cast off.


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12 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

9.15am: Read warrant No. 473.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Training classes to instruction.


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13 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am/pm: Training classes to instruction. Exercised divisional drill.


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14 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

6.10am: Landed Marine detachment for drill.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.

6.10pm: Mantua arrived and anchored.

When Mantua arrived in Sierra Leone, a large number of her crew were ill from the 1918 influenza pandemic (the so-called ‘Spanish’ flu). She was immediately placed in strict quarantine. Despite the quarantine, native labour was used to coal her on the 15th and following days. The influenza was transmitted to the labourers, and from them to the crew of HMS Africa. The crew of Africa began to fall sick in early September, with the number on the sick list reaching 476 (approximately 60% of her total complement) on 9 September. More tha 50 of her crew died. This episode is describe in John M. Barry’s ‘The Great Influenza’ , while a general account of the pandemic can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic .


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15 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

10.10am: Brazilian Admiral and staff visited ship.

am: Exercised Clear ship for action, submarine defence stations, night defence stations and General Quarters.

11.30am: Secured. Replaced gear.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Hands employed cleaning out boats, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Surgeon Breakell to Mantua (lent).


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16 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill.


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17 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.


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18 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Landed church parties.

10.20am: Performed divine service.


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19 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Landed 1st part of Blue watch of hands for company drill.

am/pm: Training classes to instruction.


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20 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Landed Marine detachment for drill.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am/pm: Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: Read warrant No. 475.

pm: Landed funeral party to bury the late William Sutton, AB, of HMS Mantua.

William Sutton, Able Seaman, J1441, died of illness (see http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-08Aug.htm and https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-48309/0014_1.jpg ).


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21 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

9.05am: Exercised divisional drill. Training classes to instruction.

pm: Landed funeral parties to bury the late Herbert Tilling, OS RNVR, and William James Glazzard, Private RMLI, of HMS Mantua.

Following details from http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-08Aug.htm :

William J. Glazzard, Private, RMLI, 20336 (Ch), illness in Freetown

Herbert Tilling, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, Mersey Z 2081, illness in Freetown

See also https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-48309/0015_0.jpg .


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22 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: 1st part of Blue watch landed for drill.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Exercised divisional drill.

pm: Second picket boat proceeded to take coal lighter in tow drifting seaward. Towed same into shallow water and landed crew. Two ship keepers(?) left on board.


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23 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

am: Rigged diving boat.

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Brazilian squadron proceeded.

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

3.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 230 tons.

pm: Landed funeral party to bury 1 rating from Mantua.

According to http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-08Aug.htm , there were no deaths on HMS Mantua on 22 August (the previous day) while the only death on the 23rd was Petty Officer Gilbert F. Brown, 22673, who died of illness.


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24 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Lost overboard by accident:- diver’s breast--, 1 in No.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.50pm: Britannia arrived.

pm: Read warrants Nos 477 and 478.

pm: Landed funeral party to bury 3 ratings from HMS Mantua.

According to http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-08Aug.htm, the following crewmen of HMS Mantua died of illness in Freetown on this day:

Edward T. Dawson, Able Seaman, J 25497

Ponny Morris, Steward, MMR, 765790

Henry A. Taylor, Leading Seamen, 237440

Albert G. Young, Able Seaman, J 66345

See also https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-48309/0016_1.jpg .

pm: Read warrant No. 476.


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25 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. Held conference of convoy captains on board.

10.20am: Performed divine service.

pm: Discharged Lieutenant C.H. Otterson, RNR, to Mantua.


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26 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

6.40am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

7.10am: Came to Starboard anchor in 9½ fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

am: 9.2” and 12” turrets firing 1” aiming rifle. Control parties to drill. Hands employed refitting, cleaning and painting ship and as requisite.

10.00am: Mantua and convoy proceeded.

am: Hands employed as in forenoon. Training classes to instruction. Turrets at 1” aiming rifle practice at towed target.

pm: Exercised physical drill.

pm: Read warrant No. 479.

8.20pm: Exercised all watches at night defence stations. Picket boat steaming round ship.


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27 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

9.10am: Read warrant No. 480.

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice from 9.2” and 12” turrets. Control parties at drill.

pm: Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship, in boats and as requisite.

pm: Night defence guns’ crews at 1” aiming rifle practice.

pm: Exercised all watches at night defence stations, picket boat dummy attack.


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28 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Training classes to instruction.

am: 6” guns’ crews at 1” aiming rifle practice – controlled firing.

3.30pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

3.52pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

pm: Employed preparing coaling gear for coaling convoy ships.


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29 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Sent party to coal SS Clan Macarthur.

am: Remainder of hands employed coaling ship.

8.00am: Patuca arrived.

am: Hands employed coaling Clan Macarthur from collier Corinthia and in loading coal lighters.

am: Mr Sawyers, Mr Grantham, Midshipmen, RNR, joined ship from Patuca.

pm: Coaling party returned on board.


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30 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 6

am: Sent coaling party to Clan Macarthur.

6.30am: Armadale Castle arrived.

am: Hands employed coaling Clan Macarthur from collier Corinthia and in filling lighters from collier.

pm: Mr Butcher, Midshipman, RNR, joined ship from Armadale Castle.

6.10pm: Coaling party returned.


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31 August 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 7

am: Sent coaling party to coal SS Cuneue.

Spelling of this vessel’s name uncertain.

am: Hands employed coaling Cuneve from collier Corinthia.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and approved by Captain (no signature)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Sent coaling party to SS Cuneue.

am: Hands employed coaling Cuneue from collier Avona.

pm: Discharged Mr Davidson, AP, RNR, to shore for duty on staff of Captain-in-charge.

pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company.


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2 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 17

am: Sent coaling party to coal SS Barranca.

9.30am: Hoisted quarantine flag.

The sick list jumped to 17 on this day and keep climbing to a peak of 476 on 9 September.

am: Coaling party employed coaling SS Barranca from collier Avona.

am: Discharged 9 ratings to hospital.

pm: Discharged 1 SPO to Gran Canaria.

pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

pm: Discharged 1 Stoker PO and 2 stokers to Gran Canaria and 1 AB and 1 stoker to CD11.

pm: Discharged 2 stoker ratings to Silesia.

No details found for either ‘Gran Canaria’ or ‘Silesia’.


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3 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 30

am: Sent coaling party to collier Avona.

am: Withdrew stoker ratings lent to Examination vessel.

am: Hands employed filling lighters from collier Avona.

pm: Discharged Mr Friend, Midshipman, RNR, to hospital.

pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to HM drifter CD2.

pm: Read warrant No. 481.

pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to HM drifter CD2.


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4 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 58

am: Coaling party coaling Egremont Castle.

am: Hands employed coaling Egremont Castle from collier Newlands.

pm: Coaling party employed filling lighters from collier Avona.

pm: Discharged 15 ratings to hospital.


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5 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 166

am: Coaling party loading lighters from Avona.

am: Discharged 15 ratings to hospital.

am: Discharged Mr Fergusson, Gunner (T) and Mr J.C. Huntson(?), Midshipman, RNR, to hospital. Discharged 1 CPO to CD7 (lent).

pm: Hands employed filling lighters from collier Avona.

Departed this life:-

Ernest John Bearman, Ordinary Seaman, J 81808, fell overboard from collier Avona – presumed drowned.

pm: Discharged 30 ratings to hospital.

pm: Discharged Mr Napper, Acting Bosun, to Strathebrie (lent).


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6 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 364

6.00am: 2nd Parts loading lighters from SS Avona.

12.10pm: 1st Parts of all watches loading lighters from SS Avona.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Midshipman (Mr Lucas) to hospital.

5.55pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

6.03pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 9 fathoms. Veered to 7 shackles.

6.15pm: Coaling party returned.

8.30pm: Secured tug John of Gaunt starboard side.

John O’Gaunt was a hired screw tug if 51 grt, built in 1895 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1972).


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7 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 458

8.05am: Coaling party loading lighters from SS Avona.

11.40am: Mr Davidson (Assistant Paymaster, RNR) rejoined ship.

11.55am: Coaling party returned.

2.35pm: 3 convoy signal ratings joined ship.

3.15pm: 4 ratings discharged from hospital joined ship.

pm: Discharged 3 officers and 57 ratings to hospital. Working party to assist.

7.10pm: Hospital working party returned.


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8 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 466

5.05pm: 1 sick berth rating joined ship.


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9 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 476

Departed this life:

Walter N. Duckmanton, PO Painter 1st class, ON, 341668, aged 39, pneumonia following influenza.

11.00am: Landed body of the late Walter N. Duckmanton, Painter 1st class ON, for burial by military.

3.50pm: Rejoined ship from hospital, 1 Sergeant RMA.

pm: Hands employed taking in potatoes.

7.30pm: 1 Surgeon joined ship from Armadale Castle – sick.


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10 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 403

12.45pm: 1 Midshipman (Mr Lucas) joined ship from hospital.

2.10pm: 1 Gunner RMA (C. Wilson) discharged to hospital.

4.15pm: 2 cases discharged to hospital.

4.25pm: Discharged 3 cases to hospital.

pm: Heavy rain.


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11 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 392


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12 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 340

Departed this life in hospital ashore,

Stanley Wilfred Sawyer, Leading Seaman, J 18519, aged 22. Pneumonia following influenza.

Arthur Dare, Petty Officer, 229273, aged 32. Pneumonia following influenza.

Albert King Thorpe, AB, 227853, approx. 30. Influenza.

William Nunn, Chief Stoker, 276338, aged 45. Pneumonia following influenza.

3.15pm: Discharged 8 ratings to hospital.

3.20pm: 15 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

pm: Funeral of late Sawyer LS, Dare PO and Thorpe AB.

8.40pm: Departed this life

Richard James Butterfield, Private, RMLI, Chatham 18932. Influenza.


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13 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 306

Departed this life in hospital ashore during the day

John Cooper, Ordinary Seaman, J 81782, aged 21. Influenza.

Alfred Davis, Ordinary Seaman, SS 7484, aged 20. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm , Alfred Davis’s service number is given as SS 7414.

Departed this life (on board)

7am: William George Sharland, Corporal, RMLI, Ch 17820, aged 25. Influenza.

10.40am: Frederick Edwin Hornblower, Leading Stoker, K 11836, aged 26. Influenza.

Departed this life (on board)

5pm: George William Simpson, Ordinary Seaman, J 81840, aged 19 – influenza.

9.30pm: William Harold Malcolm Taylor, AB, J 44751, aged 18 – influenza.

10.30pm: George Charles Gordon Brackley, Ordinary telegraphist, J 54151, aged 18 – influenza.

11pm: James Goodacre, Stoker 1st class, K 27322, aged 22 – influenza.

am: Funeral of late Chief Stoker Nunn, Corporal Sharland, Private Butterfield and Leading Stoker Hornblower.

11.15am: Hoisted in the Admiral’s barge.

3.00pm: Grave digging party landed.

3.20pm: 10 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

3.40pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

5.00pm: Funeral of Late Ordinary Seaman Cooper and Ordinary Seaman Davis.

6.30pm: Grave digging and funeral parties return.

11.05pm: Cast off water lighter.


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14 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 213

Departed this life in hospital ashore during the day

Albert Edward Carter, Stoker Petty Officer, K 4508, aged 27. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm, Albert Carter is noted as having served as ‘Albert E. Lee’.

William Henry Baxter, Private, RMLI, Ch A16525, aged 27. Influenza.

John Arthur Paine, Stoker 1st class, K 34597, aged 26. Influenza.

Frederick Martin, Blacksmith’s Mate, Chatham M 19065, aged 22. Influenza.

Departed this life (on board)

7.10am: Gilbert Jacques, AB, J 55105, aged 22. Influenza.

7.00am: Sidney Frank Weaver, AB, J 32746, aged 19. Influenza.

7.00am: Charles William Clarke, Stoker 1st class, K 42586, aged 19. Influenza.

8.00am: Jack Tomlin, Private, RMLI, Ch 20989, aged 20. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm , this last entry is given as ‘Jack Tomlyn’, and his service number is given as 20898.

Departed this life (on board)

5.50pm: Alfred Patrick Tipple, AB, J 4896, aged 26. Influenza.

8.50pm: Horace Albert Allison, Corporal, RMA, 12886, aged 28. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party.

pm: Landed funeral party to bury the late G.W. Simpson, W.H.M. Taylor. Mate (E) to hospital and 2 ratings.

pm: Landed funeral party to bury the late S.F. Weaver, C. Clarke, G. Jacques, J. Tomlin, Stoker PO Carter, J.A. Paine, and Private Baxter RMLI.


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15 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 105

Departed this life in hospital ashore during the day

Malcolm Cameron Macfarlane, AB, RNVR, CZ 8257, aged 21. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm , this name is reported as ‘Macfarlan’.

Frederick Cooke, Leading Stoker, K 11265, aged 29. Influenza.

Stanley Dawson Hooper, Ordinary Signalman, RNVR, LZ 4355, aged 27. Influenza.

Sidney John White, AB, J w21820, aged 21. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm , Sidney White is listed as having died on 16 September.

Departed this day (on board)

2.30am: Edward Charles Marsh, Acting Leading Stoker, K 21298, aged 23. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm , Edward Marsh’s service number is recorded as K 21398.

3.15am: Robert James Barrett, AB, J 43635, aged 19. Influenza.

10.30am: Thomas Potter, Acting Leading Stoker, K 24073, aged 22. Influenza.

1.45pm: James Neale, Stoker 1st class, K 34280, aged 32. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party.

am: Landed funeral party.

pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

pm: Landed funeral party.

pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.


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16 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 68

Departed this life (on board)

12.10am: Arthur Wildish, Stoker PO, K 1015, aged 31. Influenza.

12.10am: John Barnes, AB, J 24560, aged 20. Influenza.

3.50am: John Morgan, Stoker, RNR, S 1416, aged 29. Influenza.

Departed this life (in hospital ashore)

Christopher Jobson, Stoker 1st class, SS 116072, aged 27. Influenza.

Ernest William Young, Ordinary Seaman, J 81852, aged 35. Influenza.

William Richard Skates, Gunner, RMA, 14263, aged 23. Influenza.

John Coshell, Boy 1st class, J 51592, aged 17. Influenza.

Arthur William Bellingham, Signalman, J 63054, aged 18. Influenza.

Departed this life (on Board)

7.45pm: Frederick Chapman, Leading Seaman, 229569, aged 30. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party and funeral party.

am: Landed funeral party.

pm: Landed funeral party.


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17 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 45

Departed this life (in hospital ashore)

Sidney Wright, Sick Berth Steward, 351560, aged 32. Influenza.

Leonard Wicks, AB, J 51762, aged 19. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party.

am: Mr Welch, Gunner, and Mr Friend, Midshipman RNR, rejoined ship from hospital.

pm: Landed gravedigging party.

pm: Hands employed embarking provisions.

pm: Landed funeral party.

pm: Discharged Mr L. Deeson, Warrant Schoolmaster, and Sub-Lieutenant Morrison, RNVR, to hospital.


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18 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 32

Departed this life (in hospital ashore)

James Collis, Gunner, RMA, ON 1523 (S), aged 28. Influenza.

Edward Christopher Chalklin, Stoker 1st class, K 45122, aged 19. Influenza.

Charles Wilson, Gunner, 12857, aged 23. Influenza.

Lieutenant William Paisley, RNR, aged 29. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party.

am: Hands employed stowing stores, and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 11 ratings to hospital.

pm: Landed funeral party.

pm: Discharged 7 ratings to hospital.

pm: 1 rating joined ship from Almanzora.


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19 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 20

Departed this life (in hospital ashore)

Richard Jukes, Leading Stoker, 310799, aged 30. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party.

pm: Hands employed refitting, cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Mr Teasdale, Warrant Engineer, RNR, and 5 ratings to hospital. Almanzora and convoy proceeded.

pm: Landed funeral party.


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20 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 19

Departed this life (in hospital ashore)

John Richard Thomas Powell, Stoker 1st class, K 21390, aged 23. Influenza.

am: Landed gravedigging party.

pm: Discharged 12 ratings to hospital.


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21 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

Departed this life (on board)

1.30am: William Probert, Ordinary Seaman, J 34879, aged 19. Influenza.

At http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1918-09Sep.htm , this name is recorded as ‘Probart’.

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

am: Mr Fergusson, Gunner (T), rejoined from hospital.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital.

pm: Landed funeral party.

pm: Mr Hewetson, Midshipman RNR, rejoined ship from hospital.


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22 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

10.30am: performed divine service.


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23 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship.

9.00am: Ebro arrived.


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24 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

am/pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side, cleaning and disinfecting ship, and as requisite.


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25 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

am: hands employed painting ship and in cleaning and disinfecting ship.

10.40am: Bacchante arrived.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and embarking stores.

pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.


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26 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

am: Divers away diving. Examining underwater fittings.

am/pm: Divers away diving, working on propellers.

am/pm: Remainder of hands employed painting, cleaning and disinfecting ship.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Discharged Surgeon McKerrow and 2 ratings to Ebro.


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27 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Divers away diving – cleaning propellers.

am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear, cleaning and disinfecting ship and requisite.

10.55am: Ebro and convoy proceeded.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and in overhauling coaling gear.


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28 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 1

Departed this life (in hospital ashore)

Lemuel Arthur Deeson, Warrant Schoolmaster, aged 24 – influenza.

am: tested life buoys – correct.

am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Landed funeral party to bury the late Mr L.A. Deeson.


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29 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 2

4.15am: Orcoma arrived.

10.15am: Performed divine service.

pm: Mr Napper, Bosun (acting), rejoined ship from Strathebrie.

pm: Discharged Mr S.L. Friend, Midshipman, RNR, to Attendant.


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30 September 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 3

9.10am: Hauled down quarantine flag.

am: Hands employed refitting, cleaning and disinfecting ship, overhauling coaling gear, and taking in stores from Orcoma.

pm: Discharged 5 ratings to Tower Hill barracks to await passage to Dwarf.

HMS Dwarf was a Bramble-class gunboat, launched in 1898 and sold in 1926 (Dittmar & Colledge, 1971). Logs (not including this period) at http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-19-HMS_Dwarf.htm.

pm: Hands employed disembarking Admiral’s office gear and as in forenoon.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 October 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 4

am: Hands employed disembarking Admiral’s gear and as requisite.

am: Coaling gear examined and made correct.

pm: paid monthly money to ship’s company.

pm: Discharged Mr F.R. Pate and Mr W.A. Davidson, AP, RNR, Admiral’s staff to Bacchante.

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Admiral’s retinue (29 ratings) to Bacchante.

pm: Discharged Lieutenant M. Ellwood and Staff Paymaster Enright to Bacchante. Rear Admiral T.D.L. Sheppard, CB, MVO, left ship for Bacchante.

pm: 112 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

pm: 52 ratings joined ship from Britannia for passage. Discharged 1 stoker to shore to await Dwarf. Furled awnings.

pm: Joined ship from Orcoma, Surgeon N. McLeod.


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2 October 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 14

5.00am: Collier War Cobra secured alongside.

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Struck flag of Rear Admiral T.D.L. Sheppard – Bacchante broke flag.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 758 tons.

4.00pm: Collier cast off.

pm: Rejoined ship from hospital, 6 ratings.

pm: rejoined ship from drifters, 5 ratings.

pm: Mr Targett, Mate (E), and Mr Teesdale, Warrant Engineer, RN, rejoined ship from hospital.


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3 October 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 15

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats, and drawing fresh meat from Orcoma.

pm: Hands employed getting up practice shell, cleaning and disinfecting ship, and as requisite.

pm: 3 ratings joined ship from hospital.


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4 October 1918

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Number on sick list: 15

am: Hands employed preparing for sea, watering and provisioning boats and as requisite.

am: Embarked 10 18” torpedoes for Britannia for passage home.

pm: Hands employed disembarking practice ammunition and as requisite.

pm: 7 ratings rejoined ship from hospital.

pm: Mr Coppard, AP RNR, and 7 ratings joined ship from Britannia for passage.

pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Tower Hill Barracks.

pm: Discharged 1 Leading Signalman to Britannia.


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5 October 1918

Sierra Leone and at sea to Lisbon

Lat 8.5, Long -13.7

Number on sick list: 22

am: Weighed Port anchor. Let go Starboard anchor. Veered to 7 shackles.

am: 7 ratings joined ship from Bacchante for passage to England. Lieutenant Garrett, RNVR, and Captain Allen AAMC? joined ship for passage to England. Held conference of convoy captains. Discharged 6 signalmen to convoy ships.

AAMC (if transcribed correctly) may be “Australian Army Medical Corps’.

pm: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands employed preparing for sea. Received mail for England.

3.00pm: Drew fires and hoisted in both picket boats.

3.30pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

3.57pm: Weighed.

4.03pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour. Convoy in single line ahead.

5.40pm: Convoy consisted of Argyllshire, Mamari, Ca--, Magician, Hostilius, Kanagara Maru, Kada(?) Maru in single line ahead.


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6 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 9.1, Long -16.0

Number on sick list: 21

5.00am: Reduced to 60 revs. Convoy forming in cruising order. Magician hull down astern.

6.30am: Commenced zigzagging(No. 51).

10.00am: Performed divine service. Magician ordered to part company.

3.55pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

pm: Commenced zigzag No. 52.

6.15pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.


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7 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 11.7, Long -18.6

Number on sick list: 22

5.55am: Commenced zigzag No. 52.

9.30am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

5.00pm: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

6.15pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.


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8 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 15.3, Long -19.9

Number on sick list: 15

am: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.

6.00am: Commenced zigzag No. 54. Reduced to 9½ knots. Aired bedding.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

11.55am: Negative zigzag.

12 noon: Commenced zigzag No. 55.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Commenced zigzag No. 55.

6.20pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.


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9 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 18.6, Long -20.1

Number on sick list: 14

am: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.

5.00am: Commenced zigzagging. No. 51.

am: hands employed cleaning ship, refitting and as requisite.

4.00pm: Commenced zigzag No. 52.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

6.25pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.


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10 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 22.4, Long -20.1

Number on sick list: 7

am: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.

7.45am: Sighted British SS Manco bound southward.

1.00pm: Commenced zigzag No. 51.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

9.00pm: Negative zigzag.

9.20pm: Moonset.

pm: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.


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11 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 26.0, Long -20.2

Number on sick list: 7

am: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.

8.30am: Argyllshire exchanged station with Mamari to effect repairs to steering gear. Africa took guide.

am: Exercised Collision stations and stations for abandon ship.

2.30pm: Argyllshire resumed station and guide of convoy.

3.55pm: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

10.00pm: Ceased zigzagging.

10.05pm: Moonset.

pm: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.


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12 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 29.4, Long -20.1

Number on sick list: 6

am: Keeping station ahead of Argyllshire.

5.15am: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.55pm: Ceased zigzagging.

4.00pm: Commenced zigzag No. 58.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

10.40pm: Negative zigzag.

11.05pm: Moonset.


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13 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 32.8, Long -20.1

Number on sick list: 5

5.10am: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

3.50pm: Negative zigzag.

pm: Prepared for night defence.

4.26pm: Commenced zigzag No. 51.

5.22pm: Negative zigzag.

5.40pm: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

10.50pm: Ceased zigzagging.


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14 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 35.5, Long -18.0

Number on sick list: 5

5.20am: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

3.00pm: Negative zigzag.

3.10pm: Mamari guide of convoy.

3.31pm: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.24pm: Negative zigzag.

4.44pm: Commenced zigzag No. 54.


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15 October 1918

At sea, Sierra Leone to Lisbon

Lat 37.4, Long -14.6

Number on sick list: 4

5.1am: Commenced zigzag No. 54.

5.40am: Sighted Active bearing east.

HMA Active was a ‘scout’ cruiser and name ship of her class. She was launched in 1911 at Pembroke Dockyard and was sold in 1920. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Active_(1911) .

6.13am: Negative zigzag.

6.19am: Communicating with Active.

6.45am: Active took over convoy.

am: Exercised collision stations.

1.00pm: Commenced zigzag No. 20.

pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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16 October 1918

At sea and at Lisbon

Lat 38.6, Long -9.4

Number on sick list: 4

7.30am: Commenced zigzag No. 20.

11.00am: Met and accompanied by Portuguese destroyer.

12 noon: Stopped. Pilot boarded.

12.24pm: Proceeded 87 revs. Course as requisite for ? Tagus River.

1.45pm: Stopped.

1.48pm: Came to Port anchor in 20 fathoms. Veered to 11 shackles. Let go Starboard anchor. Moored ship, 6 shackles on each.

pm: hands employed preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.


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17 October 1918

Lisbon

Lat 38.69, Long -9.2

Number on sick list: 5

am: Prepared ship for coaling.

7.30am: Collier Dallington secured alongside.

am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

7.00pm: Finished coaling for the night.


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18 October 1918

Lisbon

Lat 38.69, Long -9.2

Number on sick list: 6

am/pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 1584 tons.

4.15pm: Collier cast off.


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19 October 1918

Lisbon

Lat 38.69, Long -9.2

Number on sick list: 8

am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

pm: Preparing ship for sea.


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20 October 1918

Lisbon and at sea to Portsmouth

Lat 38.5, Long -9.9

Number on sick list: 9

6.00am: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor. Shortened in to 5 shackles on Starboard cable.

7.40am: Weighed.

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite for proceeding down river.

8.45am: Stopped. Disembarked pilot.

8.50am: Proceeded, 67 revs. Course as requisite for crossing bar.

9.05am: Streamed Patent log.

9.40am: Commenced zigzagging.

10.30am: Exercised carrying out zigzagging under continuous helm.

12.30pm: Commenced No. 20 zigzag.

pm: Prepared for night defence.


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21 October 1918

At sea, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lat 42.6, Long -10.1

Number on sick list: 9


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22 October 1918

At sea, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lat 45.9, Long -8.0

Number on sick list: 8

9.43am: Commenced zigzag No. 20.

2.30pm: Altered course NW to close Lance and Nerissa.

HMS Lance was a destroyer of the L (Laforey) class, launched in 1914 at Thornycroft, Southampton, and sold and broken up in 1921. Details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Lance_(1914) .

HMS Nerissa was a destroyer of the M class, launched in 1916 at Yarrow, and sold in 1921. Details at http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/H.M.S._Nerissa_(1916) .

2.40pm: Shaped course N48E, Lance and Nerissa screening.

4.00pm: Prepared for night defence.

pm: Lost overboard through logline parting, Rotators, Cherub, patt. 315C, 1 in No.


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23 October 1918

At sea, Lisbon to Portsmouth

Lat 49.3, Long -4.1

6.00am: Commenced zigzag No. 27.

7.45am: Passed through fishing fleet bound northward. Sighted convoy bearing S5ºW, 10 miles.

4.00pm: Prepared for night defence.

4.42pm: Destroyer escort parted company.

7.00pm: Changed to No. 54 zigzag.


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24 October 1918

At sea and at Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 8

1.40am: Negative zigzagging.

2.10am: Proceeded as requisite for channels for entering Spithead.

4.05am: Passed boom defence.

4.15pm: Stopped.

4.20am: came to Starboard anchor in 14 fathoms. Veered to 6 shackles.

8.30am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

8.45am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

9.30am: Stopped. Secured to No. 4 buoy with both bridles.

pm: hands employed rigging derricks and preparing for getting out ammunition.

pm: Discharged Assistant Paymaster Coppard, RNR, Lieutenant Garrett, RNVR, Captain Allen, AAMC(?) to shore and Major Molloy, RMLI, and 6 ratings to Haslar hospital.

9.10pm: Finished discharging ammunition for the night.

pm: Darkened ship.


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25 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 7

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and disembarking ammunition.

am: Thrown overboard as a precautionary measure:- Box, 3 pdr, service, ammunition, 1 in No. during disembarkation of ammunition.

pm: hands employed disembarking ammunition.

8.30pm: darkened ship.


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26 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 7

am: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

am: Divers away diving for case of 3 pdr ammunition.

pm: 2nd Parts disembarking ammunition.

2.30pm: Finished disembarking ammunition.


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27 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 6

10.20am: performed divine service.

am/pm: Divers away diving. Searching for case of 3 pdr ammunition.


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28 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 4

am: Sent boats to boat pond. Preparing for berthing alongside dockyard.

9.30am: Tugs secured alongside.

10.00am: Slipped from buoy. Proceeded as requisite for ? basin.

10.30am: Drew fires in both picket boats. Ship in C lock.

12.30pm: Secured alongside in No. 6 berth, No. 3 basin.

pm: Hands employed cleaning magazine and shell rooms, getting out ammunition and as requisite.

pm: Mr Goodfellow, Acting Engineer, joined ship.


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29 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 3

am/pm: Hands employed discharging provisions, cleaning out magazines and shell rooms, and getting out cables and anchors.


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30 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 1

am/pm: Hands employed refitting, getting out cables, disembarking provisions, and as requisite.

pm: Discharged men ? for passage from Britannia to depot.


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31 October 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Discharged Mr Lucas and Mr Hewetson, Midshipmen, to Thunderer and Neptune.

am/pm: Remainder of hands employed getting out cables, cleaning out storerooms, preparing for paying off, and as requisite.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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Scan of L and R hand sides of log cover page, signed by Lieutenant Commander S.E. Thomas (Navigation Officer) and J. D’Arcy (Captain)

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Blank page.

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Blank power and coal consumption page.

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Technical details of barometer and thermometers.


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1 November 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 2

am/pm: Hands employed getting out provisions and preparing for paying off.


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2 November 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed disembarking ammunition, cleaning up storerooms and preparing for paying off.

pm: 1st Part of all watches employed disembarking ammunition.


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3 November 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 3

am: Performed divine service.


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4 November 1918

Portsmouth

The location in the log is given as ‘Sierra Leone’ – presumably a transcription error!

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 4

am: Discharged Mr Teesdale, Acting Engineer, to RNB Chatham.

am/pm: hands employed disembarking stores, preparing for paying off and as requisite.

pm: Discharged Messrs Sawyer, Butcher and Grantham to ? leave.

pm: Read warrant No. 431.


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5 November 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 5

am/pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition, preparing for paying off and as requisite.


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6 November 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Number on sick list: 3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, disembarking stores, preparing for paying off and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed returning stores and preparing to pay off.

pm: Paid final settlement to ship’s company.

pm: Stowed baggage in trains.


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7 November 1918

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Landed drafts for Chatham and Devonport.

9.00am: Captain Judge D’Arcy paid ship off.


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