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Canopus-class Battleship

Pendant No. N.54 (1914). Launched 23.3.98 Chatham DY. 12,950 tons, 421(oa), 390(pp)x74x26ft. TE 13500ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-12in, 12-6in, 12-12pdr, 4-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2.5in deck, 9in guns. 7th or 9th BS, Channel Fleet at outbreak of war, then abroad. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915. Torpedoed 13.5.15 by Turkish TB MAUVENET off Cape Helles. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Joined the Channel Fleet in 1906, but reduced to nucleus crew in March 1907 after being fitted with fire control. Machinery overhauled August 1907-February 1908 and then went to Malta (en route one of her propeller shafts fractured, necessitating a 4-month repair). Joined 4th Fleet at Nore in April 1909, and then 3rd Fleet in 1913-14. Commissioned in the 8th Battle Squadron for service in the Channel in August 1914 and then went to Loch Ewe as guardship. Covered landing of marines at Ostend and in September 1914 went to East Indies. In November 1914 took part in Rufiji River operations against the Konigsberg, and then went to the Dardanelles in April 1915. Provided gunfire support at Cape Helles and was damaged on 25 April and 2 May. On the night of 13 May she was torpedoed by the Turkish torpedo-boat Muavenet and sank quickly with the loss of 570 men. (Battle honour - Dardanelles 1915). (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905 and 1906-21)

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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.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS GOLIATH 1914

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(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)

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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8 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am HYACINTH entered basin

pm HMS ARMADALE CASTLE arrived


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9 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am HMS LACONIA arrived


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10 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Landed R.C. Church party (58) and Wesleyans (28)


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11 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am HYACINTH left basin and anchored in bay

pm ALBION undocked and secured alongside


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12 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am HMS ALBION proceeded out of basin

8.52 am cast off from alongside basin

9.06 am anchored

9.34 am slipped anchor and entered dry dock

pm ALBION proceeded out of harbour

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13 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Hoisted C in C’s flag

am HYACINTH proceeded out of harbour


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14 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Patrol came on board with 1 prisoner from detention barracks


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15 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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16 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Whalers left harbour

am Whalers entered harbour

am Mail received

pm Tenders came into basin

pm Whalers discharged ammunition & coal


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17 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Hands mustered for X-mas cards


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18 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am 7 bags of mail came on board

pm Whalers left

pm 1 Stoker rating joined ship


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19 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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20 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am 2 divers to HMS ARMADALE CASTLE

pm 1 A.B. discharged to T.B. 029

pm ARMADALE CASTLE sailed


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21 January 1915

Place: Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am carpenters mate discharged to hospital


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22 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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23 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am started to fill dock

am ship floated:

pm one Chief Stoker and one A.B. joined from hospital

pm one bag of mail received

pm Lieutenant Orde and A.B Upton joined ship from Zanzibar hospital

pm PO J. Field, AB Yorke, Mason, and Neil joined ship from Zanzibar hospital


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24 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am LACONIA arrived


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25 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Upton AB, Cummings Ch. ERA, one seedy boy discharged to hospital

pm Officer of guard to Admirals office

pm SS ARMADALE CASTLE arrived


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26 January 1915

Place: Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am 3 A.B.s and 1 P.O. to sanatorium

am ship going out of drydock; secured at jetty

am discharged one Private, R.M.L.I. for passage to Austria (? Australia ?)

pm LACONIA sailed


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27 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am J. Chand, Stoker, left ship for sanatorium

am ARMADALE CASTLE proceeded into dock.


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28 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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29 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Private, RMLI, presented A.C. Medal


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30 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm 1 signalman joined ship from detention


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31 January 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am 8 bags of Mail arrived.

am ARMADALE CASTLE arrived on board for Church Services



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm one stoker returned from detention barracks


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2 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am SS Laconia arrived

pm ARMADALE CASTLE came out of dock

pm These stores were lost from officers’ bedding during hostilities at G.E. etc whilst serving in DUPLEIX, HELMUTH, and picket boat:

Pat No.

Description

Number

815

Sheets

8

57

Towels (Chamber)

9

37a

Pillow Covers

13

61

Blanket

1


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3 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am SS ANATOLIA arrived

pm discharged one R.M. to naval detention


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4 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm Gunner Greaham joined ship from hospital


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5 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am received 23 bags of mail


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6 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am ARMADALE CASTLE left


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7 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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8 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm 1 private RMLI joined ship from hospital

pm 2 bags of mail arrived


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9 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am Collier No. 30 left harbour

am SS LACONIA sailed


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10 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am discharged one seedie boy to hospital

pm one stoker joined from detention

pm 1 seaman, RNR, joined from S.S. COLONIA


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11 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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12 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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13 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am DUNVEGAN CASTLE arrived

am starboard watch shifted over fore derrick


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14 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm DUNVEGAN CASTLE sailed

pm 1 Private, R.M.L.I. joined from Dockyard


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15 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

pm Ammunition taking on ammunition.

pm Admiral’s Flag hoisted ashore

pm ARMADALE CASTLE dropped anchor


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16 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am hands employed drawing boatswains, carpenters, and paymaster stores

am 1 A.B. and Sergeant, R.M.L.I. discharged to hospital

pm hands provisioning ship


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17 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am/pm hands provisioning ship


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18 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am SS LACONIA anchored

pm hands provisioning ship and storing away ammunition


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19 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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20 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am SS LACONIA left harbour


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21 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44


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22 February 1915

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am/pm coaling ship

pm 1 Marine and one Stoker P.O. joined ship from hospital

5.10 pm completed coaling

pm J Dulton joined ship from detention


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23 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

1:45 pm Cast off quay and proceeded into harbour. Picked up No1 moorings


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24 February 1915

At Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am discharged one stoker and one R.M.A. to hospital

am Sub Lieut Lund, RNR, joined ship from T.B. 029


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25 February 1915

At Simonstown and at sea to Durban

Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

am 4 E.R.A.s joined ship

am 26 cases of win on board for HMS WEYMOUTH. Hoisted in picket boat.

am Admiral and staff came on board

noon slipping moorings and steamed out of harbour for Durban

12.50 pm passed T.B.s 25 and 65

9.10 pm passed RMS NORMAN


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26 February 1915

En route Simonstown to Durban

Lat -34.8, Long 23.6

4.40 pm Sighted Seal Pt Light S78E


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27 February 1915

En route Simonstown to Durban

Lat -32.9, Long 28.7


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28 February 1915

En route Simonstown to Durban and at Durban

Lat -30.0, Long 31.0

am passed SS BALMORAL CASTLE: SW

12.40 pm embarked pilot.

1.35 pm secured alongside “C” shed Port Natal, Durban

pm collier CILICIA came alongside



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

At Port Natal and at sea

Lat -29.9, Long 31.045

No Lat/Long location given.

5.45 am commenced coaling

10.15 am finished coaling

9.50 pm cast off from quay and proceeded for Mafia Island, Zanzibar.

11.00 pm past breakwater.


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2 March 1915

En route Port Natal to Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -28.5, Long 33.0

No position in log. Approximate position above based on course and speed since leaving Durban.

am heavy rain


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3 March 1915

En route Port Natal for Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -24.7, Long 35.3


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4 March 1915

En route Port Natal for Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -20.6, Long 38.3

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5 March 1915

En route Durban to Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -16.8, Long 40.7


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6 March 1915


En route Durban to Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -12.7, Long 42.0


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7 March 1915

En route Durban to Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -7.7, Long 40.0

1.35 pm came to anchor at Moresby Point

6.00 pm weighed and proceeded


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8 March 1915

En route Durban to Mafia Island, Zanzibar

Lat -7.64, Long 39.87

No position in log. Position here is for Moresby Point, which is a likely anchorage.

5.34 am sighted HMS PYRAMUS: ESE

8.38 am came to port anchor Mafia Island

8.50 am weighed and proceeded

am send two cases containing sounding gear and one case of nuts of bolts to WEYMOUTH

2.40 pm BARJORA proceeded

3.45 pm weighed and proceeded.

pm boat from PYRAMUS came alongside

11.42 pm sighted ship on starboard bow


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9 March 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am water tanker alongside

11.00 am hands stood easy until cessation of rain.

12.00 pm rain stopped. Weather much cooler

3.40 pm HMS HYACINTH anchored

3.50 pm Private Warhurst discharged to HYACINTH

5.22 pm HYACINTH weighed and proceeded

5.55 pm Weighed and proceeded for Mombasa


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10 March 1915

En route Zanzibar to Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.57 am came to anchor Mombasa

9.55 am commenced coaling

3.30 pm completed coaling

4.50 pm weighed and proceeded


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11 March 1915

En route Mombasa to Mafia Island

Lat -7.64, Long 39.87

2.40 pm came to anchor in Moresby Point anchorage

4.24 pm weighed and proceeded


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12 March 1915

At sea, near Mafia Island

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

9.00 am came to anchor

9.20 am Commander Bridgeman, Acting Sub Lieutenants Van der Byl and Mach, and Signal Boatswain Bragshaw came on board

11.10 am weighed and proceeded

11.25 am HMS HYACINTH proceeded


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13 March 1915

At sea near Mafia Island

Lat -7.64, Long 39.87

No lat/long position given. Assumed at Moresby Point anchorage.

8.48 am came to anchor

8.50 am WEYMOUTH anchored. C in C went on board; WEYMOUTH weighed and proceeded

10.14 am weighed and proceeded

Noon came to anchor

12.35 pm WEYMOUTH anchored. C in C came on board.

12.35 pm sounding machine and gear came on board from WEYMOUTH

2.40 pm WEYMOUTH weighed and proceeded

3.35 pm weighed and proceeded


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14 March 1915

In Mafia Channel

Lat -7.64, Long 39.87

No position in log. Assumed to be Moresby Point anchorage.

11.15 am came to anchor

4.05 pm weighed and proceeded

5.40 pm came to anchor

5.55 pm HYACINTH came to anchor

6.15 pm weighed and proceeded

6.25 pm WEYMOUTH weighed and proceeded

6.38 pm HYACINTH weighed and proceeded


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15 March 1915

In Mafia Channel

Lat -7.64, Long 39.87

No position in log. Assumed to be Moresby Point anchorage.

10.07 am came to anchor

11.50 am HMS FLY came alongside

pm one stoker rejoined ship from WEYMOUTH

pm HYACINTH weighed and proceeded

pm coaled FLY; coaling completed 2.30 pm

pm one stoker discharged to WEYMOUTH

3.47 pm weighed and proceeded


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16 March 1915

In Mafia Channel and at Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Mention of Chumbe Island Light at 3.58am (see log) indicates coaling took place at Zanzibar.

4.55 am passed ARMADALE CASTLE

5.10 am came to with port bower

6.30 am collier KING MALCOLM came alongside;

7.00 am commenced coaling

3.36 pm completed coaling; 3.50 pm collier cast off

6.00 pm weighed and proceeded


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17 March 1915

En route Zanzibar to Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

am challenged RMS CHUNG CASTLE

5.45 am entering Mombasa was forced to alter course on account of a squall

7.10 am weather cleared

9.00 am came to anchor Mombasa

pm Governor came on board

4.55 pm weighed and proceeded out of harbour


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18 March 1915

En route Mombasa to Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.55 am came to anchor Zanzibar Harbour

10.30 am water tank came alongside

am sent nine bags of mail to SS CHUNG CASTLE

12.30 pm weighed and proceeded out of harbour


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19 March 1915

From Zanzibar on patrol near Mafia Island

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

8.23 am came to anchor

9.20 am FLY came alongside

10.34 am weighed and proceeded

11.30 am stopped and sent sea boat to dhow

12.10 pm hoisted cutter and proceeded

1.00 pm came to anchor Port Moresby Point

5.00 pm weighed and proceeded


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20 March 1915

In entrance to Lindi River

Lat -7.7, Long 39.4

No position in log. Location of Lindi River assumed here to be near the Rifiji delta.

12.58 pm Action stations

3.25 pm dispersed from action stations

4.10 pm Action Stations

4:26 Opened Fire Fired 53 6" Common & 6" Lyddite Shell

5.20 pm ceased fire and proceeded to sea

5.43 pm signalled HMS PYRAMUS


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21 March 1915

En route Lindi River for Tirene

Lat -7.64, Long 39.87

No position in log. Assumed to be Moresby Point anchorage.

10.34 am anchored Moresby Point

pm BARJORA arrived

pm embarked on Civilian German prisoner from HYACINTH

4.20 pm weighed and proceeded North Mafia Channel at Tirene


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22 March 1915

En route North Mafia Channel to Zanzibar and Mombasa

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50 am anchored Zanzibar

am HMS CHILDERS secured alongside

11.00 am DUPLEIX arrived and anchored

3.40 pm weighed and proceeded for Mombasa


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23 March 1915

En route Zanzibar for Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.31 am anchored Mombasa

7.25 am collier RICHENFELS secured alongside

8.00 am commenced coaling

2.40 pm completed coalinig


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24 March 1915


At Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.40 am weighed and proceeded out of Mombasa Harbour

4.15 pm Cruising off Tanga; closed up upper deck 6” guns and control parties


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25 March 1915

Off Tanga

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.37 am came to anchor Zanzibar

pm one Leading Seaman joined from R.N.B. One Leading seaman discharged to R.N.B.

4.30 pm weighed; 4.36 pm proceeded out of harbour


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26 March 1915

En route Zanzibar to Turine

Lat -7.8, Long 39.5

No position in log. Courses steered relative to Moresby Point Light indicate a position in the northern part of the Mafia Channel. Position above is approximate.

10.00 am came to anchor off Turine in North Channnel

2.30 pm weighed and 2.50 pm proceeded from anchorage


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27 March 1915

On patrol off Zanzibar

No position in log. Location unclear.

9.40 am Came to S anchor in 9 fathoms. Hands employed in transferring gear to HYACINTH

1.50 pm C in C Staff left ship.

1.55 pm Struck C in C's flag. HYACYNTH Hoisted flag C in C flag.

2.55 Weighed and proceeded to sea


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28 March 1915

En route off Turine to Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.30 am passed HMS KINFAUNS CASTLE steering south by east

11.22 am came to anchor at Mombasa

12.05 pm shifted berth

12.29 pm came to anchor.


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29 March 1915

At Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.40 am PIONEER proceeded

6.00 am collier alongside

6.30 am commenced coaling; coaling completed 10.40 am

10.45 am collier cast off


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30 March 1915

At Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

am HYACINTH arrived


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31 March 1915

At Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Other: Night defence stations

4.50 pm Weighed anchor

9.55 pm proceeded to sea for Zanzibar



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

En route Mombasa to Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.24 am came to anchor Zanzibar

am disembarked steam barge and two cutters

am Lieut Ralph, RNR, and Sub Lt Porter, RNR, joined ship

am Surgeon Morris left ship for shore hospital

am Mr Phillips Artificer Engineer and Mr Ford, Gunner, joined ship

pm transferred 3 pdr ammunition and grenade to shore

pm PICKLE arrived and anchored

pm Lost overboard by accident paint brushes, PN41, three in number


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2 April 1915

At Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

am CHILDERS arrived and anchored

am HYACINTH arrived and anchored.

am discharged one Leading Telegraphist to HYACINTH

am DUPLEIX arrived

1.47 pm Weighed and proceeded for Aden

9.35 pm Passed PIONEER.


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3 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden

Lat -3.8, Long 41.7


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4 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden

Lat 0.6, Long 45.3


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5 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden

Lat 4.2, Long 48.5

11.00 pm challenged steamer CLAN MENZIES


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6 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden

Lat 8.2, Long 51.2


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7 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden

Lat 12.2, Long 51.0

8.42 am Cape Guardafui abeam

10.32 am closed TAHITI, H.M.N.Z.T.


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8 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 46.6


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9 April 1915

En route Zanzibar for Aden and at Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.32 am came to anchor Aden and secured by stern to No. 3 Buoy

2.20 pm HMS MINTO arrived and anchored

Pm received 780 tons of coal loaded by native labour

5.00 pm slipped stern wire. Stern towed round by tug

5.40 pm weighed; proceeded for Suez


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10 April 1915

En route Aden for Suez

Lat 14.2, Long 42.8

00.32 am Perim Light Sighted

am passed H.M.S. NORTHBROOK

9.22 am passed Hospital ship SYRIA

6.27 pm Closed steamer LOWAROD (Sp?), Russian Volunteer Fleet

8.10 pm passed Transport AJANA


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11 April 1915

En route Aden to Suez

Lat 17.7, Long 40.0

00.43 am Challenged SS MELBOURNE and KINDJANI (Sp ?)

am passed SS ORANGE RIVER


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12 April 1915

En route Aden to Suez

Lat 21.5, Long 37.5

1.55 pm passed unknown steamer


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13 April 1915

En route Aden to Suez

Lat 25.7, Long 35.3

am Challenged SS KILWIN

4.50 am challenged SS GARRYVALE of Glasgow

6.40 am passed unknown steamer

11.20 am passed H.M.S. DUFFERIN

1.30 pm closed a tug towing a lighter

1.37 pm passed S.S. BEIZIC

10.10 pm SS ILUFORD of London


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14 April 1915

En route Aden to Suez

Lat 29.7, Long 32.5

10.10 am passed KONINGEN DEI NEDERLANDER, Amsterdam

am passed SS DEMODOCUS, steering south

pm passed SS MOLDAVIA

2.10 pm came to anchor; 10 bags of mail came on board

5.41 pm and proceeded to enter Suez Canal

6.20 pm passed French Warship DESAIX

6.30 pm entered Canal 10.00 pm entered Little Bitter Lake

10.40 pm entered Large Bitter Lake

11.40 pm re entered Canal


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15 April 1915

En route Suez to Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

2.10 am passed French Man of War

2.15 am entered Bitter Lakes

2.25 am passed French Man of War anchored in Bitter Lakes

2.35 am changed pilots; 2.50 am entered Canal

9.20 am passed R.M.S. MONMOUTHSHIRE

10.12 am passed out of Canal

10.34 am anchored Port Said

11.10 am coal lighters came alongside; 11.20 am water tank alongside

2.45 pm discharged Mr. Long, Gunner, to PROSERPINE

5.00 pm completed coaling

7.00 pm weighed and 7.03 pm proceeded; 7.30 pm dropped pilot; 7.59 pm proceeded to sea


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16 April 1915

At sea en route to Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

2.00 am sighted Japanese ship

4.18 pm passed S.S. VARSORA

7.20 pm stopped to take on pilot

7.47 pm Passed entrance buoys to Port Said

8.24 pm came to anchor

9.45 pm French cruiser JEANNE D’ ARC arrived and made fast to buoys


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17 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

6.30 am Coaling lighters came alongside

7.40 am water tank came alongside

10.30 am finished coaling


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18 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

6.30 am French cruiser D'ENTRECASTEAUX arrived

8.15 am HMS PHILOMEL proceeded down Canal

9.00 am Divers descended to examine port propeller

2.00 pm cutter fetched one bag of mail from PROSERPINE

9.10 pm JEANNE D’ARC proceeded out of harbour

9.35 pm D’ENTRECASTEAUX proceed out of harbour


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19 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

4.10 pm passed SS CITY OF POONA, Liverpool


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20 April 1915

Place: Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

6.10 am 16 bags of mail left ship for SS MONGOLIA


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21 April 1915

At Port Said and at sea

Lat 31.5, Long 32.3

9.55 am weighed and slipped forward wire; 9.59 am slipped after wire; and proceeded

10.09 am came to anchor forward. Tug towed stern around

10.30 am weighed and proceeded for Tenedos

10.48 am passed French warship ST LOUIS


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22 April 1915

En route Port Said for Tenedos

Lat 35.3, Long 28.0

2.50 pm sighted Rhodes Island

3.22 pm passed Point Scarpanto


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23 April 1915

En route Port Said to Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

11.51 am communicated with Destroyer Flotilla

12.08 pm passing through Tenedos Channel

12.20 pm sighted H.M.S. PRINCE GEORGE, ALBION, MAJESTIC, and SWIFTSURE

12.50 pm came to anchor

2.00 pm H.M.S. DUBLIN proceeded

3.50 pm PRINCE GEORGE and ALBION proceeded

4.45 pm T.B.D.s OAK and LAFOREY arrived

6.00 pm DUBLIN arrived and anchored; LORD NELSON and AGAMEMNON arrived and anchored


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24 April 1915

At Tenedos

Lat 39.8, Long 26.0

6.05 am collier came alongside; 6.55 am hands commenced coaling 10.20 am TALBOT and MINERVA proceeded.

11.30 am coaling completed

8.05 pm weighed and proceeded for Dardanelles


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25 April 1915

En route Tenedos to Dardanelles and off Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2

Position in log is north of Mudros. Goliath was at the Dardanelles beaches from 25–29 April, and the positions have been adjusted to reflect this.

12.55 am send landing party in cutter to SAPPHIRE

5.00 am Opened fire

5.30 am 'Y' Landing boat Lat 40.4 ? N, 25.11 ? E

6.30 am “X” landitng boat - heavy rifle fire 40.3 ? N, 25.9 ? E

7.15 am passed HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

Rest of am Supported "Y" force as necessary and also bombarding any shore defences as ordered by signal Expenditure of Ammunition [list of a lot of cartridges and shells]

Cartridges B.L. 12” 87 lbs

14

Cartridges B.L. 12” 43 ? lbs

8

Cartridges B.L. 12” common

11

Cartridges Q.F. 6”

195

Shell common 6”

165

Shell Lyddite 6”

3

Shell Shrapnel 6”

27

Cartridge Q.F. 12 pdr 12 cwt

18

Shell Common

15

Shell Shrapnel

3 (corrected in ink to 4)

9.10 pm heavy fire from shore near Y Beach


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26 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2

1.40 am Boats left ship for transport to take ammunition ashore to Y beach

3.10 am boats returned

5.20 am opened fire on ridge. Fired two salvoes. Cease fire from AGAMEMNON; 5.40 am reopened fire

Am Supported Y force. Bombarded shore batteries as ordered by signal

During afternoon "Y" force retired to beach & were brought off on boats and proceeded to hospital ship SICILIA anchored in entrance to Dardanelles ; H.M.S. SAPPHIRE, H.M.S. AMETHYST, and H.M.S. DUBLIN also present

Expenditure of ammunition

Cartridge Q.F. 6 “

17

Shells common

15

Shells shrapnel

2

Cartridges 12 pdr, 12 cwt

45

Shells common

45

11.15 pm proceeded towards transports to disembark troops

11.50 pm came to anchor


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27 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2

3.20 am last troops left ship; 3.45 hoisted in steamboats, launch, and pinnace

4.45 am weighed and proceeded

6.30 am Stopped to take up position to support left flank of allied troops

am Bombarded positions as ordered by signal

Expenditure of ammunition

Cartridges W.F. 6”

56

Shells common

56

Cartridges 12 pdr, 12 cwt

21

Shells common

18

Shells Shrapnel

3


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28 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2

2.00 am heavy rifle fire from X beach

am Supported X Beach by bombarding North Slopes of Achi Baba.

am/pm Bombarded positions as in morning or ordered by signal. During afternoon were order to support left flank by 12pdr fire.

Expenditure of ammunition

Cartridges B.L. 12” 87.5 lbs

32

Cartridges B.L. 12” 43 ? lbs

24

Shells common

28

Cartridges Q.F. 6”

25

Shells common

24

Shells lyddite

1

Cartridges Q.F. 12 Pdr. 12 cwt

76

Shells common

31

Shells Shrapnel

45


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29 April 1915

At Dardanelles

Lat 40.2, Long 26.2

am Bombarded slopes of Achi Baba and Krithia Road

Expenditure of ammunition.

Cartridge B.L. 12” 87 lbs

7

Cartridge B.L. 12” 43 ? lbs

1

Shells common

4

Cartridges Q.F. 6”

33

Shells common

57

Shells shrapnel

2

pm The town of Maidos seen to be on fire.


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30 April 1915

En route Dardanelles to Port Said

Lat 38.2, Long 25.7

2.02 am Stopped and communicated with IMPLACABLE; Discharged Major, RA, and two prisoners of war


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Note from transcriber. Here ends GOLIATH’s logbooks. It is the custom when the monthly log book is completed to be landed at a U.K. naval port or in the case of overseas ships, here GOLIATH, sent to the U.K. In the circumstance of GOLIATH’s loss in May, those pages were lost with the ship.