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Battlecruiser, Renown-class

Pendant Nos., 64 (1.16), 99 (1.18), 23 (4.18). Laid down as Royal Sovereign-class battleship, originally ordered from Palmer, launched 4.3.16 Fairfield. 26,500 tons, 794(oa), 750(pp)x90x27ft. Turbine 112000shp, 31.5kts. Armament: 6-15in, 17-4in, 2-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 3in deck, 11in guns. Complement: 967. 1st BCS, Grand Fleet from completion. Sold 19.3.48, BU Metal Ind, Faslane. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Built Fairfield, laid 25/1/15, launched 4/3/16, comp 9/16, sold for BU 3/48. Joined the Grand Fleet in September 1916, serving with 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron until 1919. Royal Tour 1920-21 and again to India 1921-22 before undergoing a lengthy refit 1923-26. Underwent massive reconstruction 1936-39 to serve as fast carrier escort and saw considerable service in Second World War. Sold for BU in 1948. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 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.

Editor’s notes:

The Latitude and Longitude given each day are from the noon location when these are entered or the location of the port.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS RENOWN 1916-1919
(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 following pages show the ship’s specification from the front of the December 1919 log book]


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Log of HMS Renown


Tonnage (Displacement): 33, 000

Extreme Length: 794 feet 0 7/8 ins

Extreme Breadth: 90 feet 1 ¾ ins


Engines

Manufacturer: Fairfield Ship and Engineering Co Ltd.

Natural Draught: 120, 000

Description: Brown Curtis Compound Type.

When Fixed on Board: 1916


Boilers

Manufacturer: 31 by Fairfield 11 by Babcock and Wilcox

Description: Babcock and Wilcox (42)

When made: 1916

When put in vessel: 1916


Screw propeller

Manufacturer: Fairfield

Description: 4 Three blades, solid bronze.

[Signed] EFL Jones Lieut. Commander for Captain [From Navy Lists – Edmond F L Jones]


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Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

Forecastle “A” turret

2 15” Mk I Mk.I mounting.

Forecastle “B” turret

2 15” Mk I Mk.I mounting.

Quarter Deck “Y” turret

2 15” Mk I Mk.I mounting.

Nos. 1 & 2 Starboard & Port Side Ad~ Bridge

4” Triple Mk IX* Mk XII mounting.

No. 3 Triple Centreline Superstructure

4” Triple Mk IX* Mk XII mounting

No. 4 Triple Centreline Superstructur

4” Triple Mk IX* Mk XII mounting

Each side superstructure Deck forward

2 4” Mk IX*

Each side on superstructure

4 3 pounder QE Hotchkiss.


2 3” High Angle Mk I Mk 1 Mounting


2 .303 Maxim


10 .303 Lewis Gun


Torpedo Armaments

1 21” Submerged Tube Starboard Side about No. 42 frame

1 21” Submerged Tube Port Side about No. 44 frame


Boats

1 Steam Barge

2 Steam pinnace 50’ Nos 687 – 688

1 Motor Launch 42’

1 Sailing pinnace 36’

3 Cutters 32’

2 Gigs 30’

2 Whalers 27’

1 Dinghy 16’


Number of tons of oil fuel carried: Approved stowage 3700. Max stowage 4260.

Quantity of water carried: (a) For boilers: 836 [tons?]; (b) For drinking: 160 [tons?]


[The hands spend a lot of time cleaning the ship and also painting. There are often training classes at instruction. Typically at around 9am - Divisions, Prayers and physical drill; at around 4pm – Quarters. On Sunday at around 10am - Divine service (when the weather is warm this is held on the Quarter Deck) and when in port - land church parties.]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS RENOWN 1916

JP map Renown 1916

LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Signed] JHD Cunningham Navigation Officer [John Henry Dacres Cunningham]

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[In Nov and Dec 1916, they have another Divine Service at 6pm and also record which boilers are lit and shut off and how long the picket boat fires have been alight.]


[Each day to 23rd November 1916: in the afternoon - leave to one watch and part of the other until 7am; at around 5pm - Exercised at Fire Stations; at around 9pm most days - Exercised High Angle Guns crews at drill; at around 11pm most days - Exercised High Angle Guns crews; on Saturday & Sunday at 1pm – leave to boys to 7pm.]


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1 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Read Warrant No. 21.

am: Hands employed cleaning and restowing provision rooms and as requisite. Divers examining propellers. Control parties at instruction.

12.30pm: Paid monthly advance to ship’s company.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 22.


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2 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed cleaning and restowing provision rooms and as requisite.

am: Director crews at instruction.

10.30am: Recd. 1 rating from RN Barracks.

12.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RN hospital.

1.00pm: Exercised at Night Defence Stations.


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3 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.30am: Read Warrant No. 23.

11.00am: 15” Control Parties at drill.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: Recd. 3 ratings from RN Barracks.

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 24 and 25.


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4 November 1916

Portsmouth to Stokes Bay

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Tested life buoys - correct.

1.30pm: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite out of lock and for Spithead.

2.40pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for adjusting compasses.

4.15pm: Finished swinging. Course and speed as requisite for Stokes Bay.

4.53pm: Came to. Exercised at Night Defence Stations.

5.00pm: HMS Unity & HMS Cockatrice arrived.


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5 November 1916

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

10.00am: Set anchor watch. [At 11am Wind force 6-8]

11.45am: Let got Port Bower to 2 shackles. Veered to 8 shackles on Starboard Bower. [At noon Wind force 7-9]

1.36pm: Weighed both bowers. Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

2.47pm: Came to with Port Bower.

2.54pm: Let go Starboard Bower. [From 2pm to 4pm Wind force 5-7]

7.00pm: Hospital ship Britannic arrived & anchored.

11.45pm: Weighed Starboard Bower. [At midnight Wind force 5]


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6 November 1916

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

6.30am: [Hospital ship] Britannic proceeded.

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.20am: Secured. Turrets crews at drill.

pm: 4” and Turrets’ crews at drill.

5.30pm: Exercised at Defence Stations.


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7 November 1916

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

0.30am: HMS Unity & HMS Cockatrice weighed & proceeded.

3.00am: Set anchor watch. [Wind force 4]

6.30am: Let go Starboard Bower to 2 shackles. Veered to 9 shackles on Port Bower. [Wind Force 7-9]

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.20am: Secured.

pm: Guns crews and control parties at drill and instruction.

2.30pm: Read Warrant No. 25.

11.50pm: Set anchor watch. [Wind Force 3-7]


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8 November 1916

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

8.30am: Weighed Starboard Bower. Shortened in to 8 shackles. [At noon wind force 2-3]

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.15am: Secured. Guns crews at drill.

pm: 15” Control Parties and 4” Guns Crews at drill.

2.35pm: HMS Prince Eugene passed steering to the eastward.


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9 November 1916

Stokes Bay to Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.28am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

11.33am: Stopped. Secured alongside Slip Jetty. Oil lighter secured alongside.

pm: Turrets & High Angle Guns Crews at drill.


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10 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

6.30am: Finished oiling. Recd. [blank] tons.

7.30am: Oil lighter proceeded.

am: Hands employed painting ship and coaling ship. Directors crews at drill.

11.30am: Finished coaling. Recd. 19 tons.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 27.


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11 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Read Warrants Nos. 28 and 29. Discharged 2 ratings to RN Detention Barracks.

11.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.00pm: Discharged 4 ratings to RN Hospital.


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12 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic (15), Baptist (18), Presbyterian (14), & Wesleyan (39) Church Parties.

10.00am: Sent Church Party to Dockyard Church.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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13 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

12.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RN Hospital.

1.00pm: Rec'd 2 ratings from RN Barracks.

2.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 33, 34, 35, 37.

5.30pm: Rec'd 1 rating from HMS Excellent.


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14 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Director Crews and Control parties at drill.

1.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to RN Hospital.

1.30pm: 4” Control parties at drill.


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15 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: Read warrant No. 38. Discharged 1 rating to Portsmouth civil prison.

9.30am: 15” Control, 4” Director Parties, Turret Gunlayers & trainers, and 4” Guns crews at drill.

1.00pm: 4” Guns Crews and Recording parties and 15” Control parties at drill.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RN Hospital.


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16 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: A and Y Turrets crews, 4” Recording parties and 15” Control parties at drill.

3.30pm: Read Warrant No. 39.

6.00pm: Rec’d 1 Rating from RN Barracks.


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17 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

12.30pm: Received 1 rating from HMS Fisgard. [Shore Establishment]

2.00pm: Discharged one rating to RN Hospital.

5.00pm: Read warrant No. 40.

5.30pm: Rec’d 1 Rating from RN Barracks.


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18 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Tested Life Buoys – correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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19 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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20 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: Hands employed disembarking 15” ammunition, drawing stores, and as requisite. 4” Guns Crews and control parties at drill.


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21 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: 15” Control Parties and all RNR and RNVR Seamen Ratings at drill.

2.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to RN Hospital.


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22 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: 15” Director Crews, Control parties, and all RNR & RNVR Ratings at drill.


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23 November 1916

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Divers examining under-water fittings. RNR & RNVR Ratings at drill.

1.30pm: 4" Guns Crews and Control Parties, Range Takers and Boys at drill.

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to RN Hospital.


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24 November 1916

Portsmouth to Stokes Bay

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

10.40am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for Spithead.

11.40am: Commenced swinging to adjust compasses. Courses & speeds as requisite.

12.35pm: Finished swinging. Proceeded as requisite for Stokes Bay.

12.46pm: Came to. Exercised at General Quarters.

2.05pm: Secured. Exercised at Defence Stations.

5.30pm: Exercised at Defence Stations.

9.00pm: Exercised at Defence Stations.


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25 November 1916

Stokes Bay & at Sea

Lat 50.0, Long -5.8

2.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite in company with HMS Ariel & HMS Attack.

2.23am: Passed Boom Defence.

2.41am: Nab End Buoy abeam.

2.49am: Nag Light abeam.

3.58am: St. Catherine Light abeam.

7.45am: Observed land (Start Point) NWbyN.

8.00am: Lat 50°04’N, Long 3°33’W

8.00am: Reduced to 20 knots to secure Paravanes. Lost by accident Paravane type C – 2 in number. Exercised at General Quarters.

8.45am: Commenced zig zagging every 15 min. 2 points either side of normal course.

10.30am: Exercised High Angle Guns Crews. Tested High Angle mountings and 4” Triple mountings.

11.50am: Lizard Light abeam.

4.18pm: HMS Ariel & HMS Attack parted company.

4.30pm: Smalls Light House abeam 8.6 miles.

4.54pm: South Bishop Light abeam 14.5 miles.

7.11pm: Bardsey Light abeam.

8.00pm: Lat 53°12’N, Long 5°31’W


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26 November 1916

At Sea & Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

1.25am: Ailsa Craig Light abeam.

2.33am: Cumbrae abeam.

3.25am: Passed Boom Defence.

4.03am: Came to.

4.00pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for boom gate.

4.30pm: Hands at Defence Stations.

4.35pm: Passed boom defence. Reduced to 8 knots. Got out Paravanes.

5.25pm: Little Cumbrae abeam.

6.33pm: Ailsa Craig abeam (Starboard).

8.00pm: Lat 55°07’N, Long 5°48’W

8.13pm: Course as requisite for Rathlin Sound.

9.00pm: Rue Point abeam 0.3 miles.

10.32pm: Inishtrahull Light N54W 3 miles.

11.30pm: Observed Tory Island Light on Port Bow.


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27 November 1916

At Sea, Greenock to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.1, Long -8.9

7.30am: Commenced zig zagging every 15 minutes 2 points Port & Starboard of course.

8.00am: Lat 57°2’N, Long 10°05’W

10.00am: Observed St. Kilda on Starboard bow.

10.15am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.40am: Secured.

12.30pm: Commenced zig zagging 3 points Port & Starboard of course every 15 minutes. Port Paravane carried away.

2.25pm: Passed Dutch steam ship.

3.00pm: Passed Danish 3 masted topsail Schooner.

3.45pm: Passed Danish steam ship steering to Eastward.

7.00pm: Ceased zig zagging.

8.00pm: Lat 60°3’N, Long 7°12’W


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28 November 1916

At Sea & Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.15am: Observed Noup Head Light 200°.

3.00am: Observed Fair Isle Lights on Port and Starboard bows.

4.00am: Starboard Paravane carried away.

5.28am: Observed Copinsay Light 242°.

5.50am: Observed Pentland Skerries Light 230°. Passed HMAS Sydney.

7.15am: Course as requisite for Pentland Firth & Scapa.

7.45am: Passed Outer Boom defence.

8.21am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E; Cava N26W; Ward Point N62W.

9.00am: Oiler secured alongside.

9.30am: 15” Guns crews shipping sub-calibre guns.

4.30pm: Exercised High Angle Guns crew at drill.

9.00pm: Exercised High Angle Guns crew at drill.

9.50pm: Finished oiling. Rec’d 1932 tons.


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29 November 1916


Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.40am: Oiler slipped and proceeded.

am: 15” and 4” Director and Recording parties at drill.

pm: 15” Guns crews, 4” Single Guns crews, Spotting Tops’ crews, Rangetakers, and Recording parties at drill.

9.00pm: Exercised High Angle Guns crew at drill.


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30 November 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.40am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for North Shore Anchorage.

8.27am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Distillery Chim[?] N59E; Ve Ness N82W; Scapa Distillery N44E.

am: 4” Guns Crews at Aiming Rifle Practice.

pm: 4” Guns Crews and Control Parties at drill. RNR Training Class at Aiming Rifle Practice with 4” Guns.

5.00pm: Exercised at Defence Stations. Burnt Search Lights.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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Thermometers for Air Temperature: 2175 Broken by Gunfire & replaced by 2178 on Dec. 14th 1916


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1 December 1916

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am: Hands employed stowing 1” steel ammunition boxes and painting funnels. 15” Guns Crews and Recording Parties at drill.

1.13pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite at 99 Revs. to carry out Range Finder exercises.

3.16pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Distillery Chim[?] N59E; Vee Ness N82W; Scapa Distillery N44E.

5.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to [Hospital ship] Soudan.

5.30pm: Paid monthly advance to Ship’s company.


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2 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.05am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for sub-calibre practice with 15” guns.

9.00am: Exercised at General Quarters.

9.51am: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

10.05am: Secured.

10.18am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E; Cava N26W; Ward Point N62W.

1.30pm: 15” Recording and 4” Director Parties at drill.

5.00pm: Exercised at Defence Stations.


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3 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.45am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite to carry out Torpedo Trials.

9.02am: Commenced working up to 29 knots.

9.45am: Fired starboard Tube. Increased to 30 knots.

10.48am: Fired Port Tube. Increased to 31 knots.

11.08am: Fired Starboard Tube. Increased to 32 knots.

12.02pm: Fired Port Tube, speed 30 ¾ knots.

12.05pm: Commenced burning down.

12.26pm: Course as requisite for anchorage.

12.37pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E; Cava N26W; Ward Point N62W.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to [Hospital Ship] Soudan.

3.10pm: Oiler RFA Carol secured alongside.

5.00pm: Watch employed hoisting in and striking down torpedoes.

7.20pm: Finished oiling. Rec’d 495 tons. RFA Carol proceeded.


[Each day from 3rd Dec to 31st Dec when they are at Scapa (even Christmas day) at 9.00pm: Exercised High Angle Guns Crews at drill.]


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4 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.55am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite to carry out 1” aiming rifle practice with 4” guns.

9.15am: Exercised at Defence Stations.

11.00am: Completed practice. Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

11.21am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Distillery Chim[?] N59E; Hobbister Summit N4E; Vee Ness N62W.

1.00pm: 4” Guns crews at drill. Boys at Physical Drill.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 41, 42, and 43.


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5 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

9.30am: Carried out sub calibre practice with 15” guns and Range finder exercises.

10.52am: Completed practice.

11.05am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Scapa Pier N72E; Hobbister Summit N4W; Vee Ness N68W.

11.30am: Hands employed sponging out 15” guns.

1.00pm: Hands employed rigging and repairing targets and as requisite. 4” Guns crews at drill.


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6 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

9.15am: Carried out sub calibre practice with 15” guns.

10.02am: Completed practice.

10.21am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E; Cava N26W; Ward Point N62W.

pm: Hands employed painting flats and sponging out guns. Control and director parties at director tests.


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7 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.05am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

9.30am: Carried out sub-calibre practice with 15” guns.

11.00am: Completed practice.

11.14am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Scapa Pier N72E; Hobbister Summit N4W; Vee Ness N68W.

pm: Hands employed painting flats, refitting targets and as requisite. Control and director parties testing directors.

5.00pm: Exercised at Defence Stations. Carried out 1” Aiming Rifle practice with 4” guns.


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8 December 1916

[Scapa]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.55am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice with 4” guns.

9.15am: All guns crews at drill.

10.37am: Completed practice.

10.53am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Scapa Pier N72E; Hobbister Summit N4W; Vee Ness N68W.

pm: A and Y Turrets crews at drill, Nos. 3 & 5 Triple 4” Guns crews at drill, RNR Training Class at drill.


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9 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.03am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

9.53am: Passed outer boom defence.

10.02am: Course as requisite for carrying out Range Finder exercises in Pentland Firth. Exercised at General Quarters. HMS Onslaught and HMS Mindful in company.

11.17am: Passed outer boom defence.

11.41am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N40E; Cava N64W; Ward Point N84W.


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10 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1


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11 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.45am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out aiming rifle practice with 4” guns and Range Finding Exercises.

10.00am: Turrets crews [and?] 4” Guns crews at drill.

11.26am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Scapa Pier N72E; Hobbister Summit N2W; Vee Ness N65W.

pm: Hands employed refitting derrick guys and as requisite. 15” and 4” Guns crews at drill. RNR Training Class at instruction.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to [Hospital Ship] Soudan.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 45.

5.00pm: Exercised at Defence Stations. Carried out 1” Aiming Rifle practice with 4” guns.


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12 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.00am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital Ship Soudan.

8.50am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out sub-calibre practice with 15” guns and Range taking exercises.

10.56am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E; Cava N26W; Ward Point N62W.

12.30pm: Landed funeral party.

pm: 15”, 4”, and 4” Director’s crews at drill. RNR Training class at instruction.

3.00pm: Received 3 ratings from HMS Inflexible, HMS Tiger and HMS Castor.

3.30pm: Funeral party returned.


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13 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am&pm: Hands employed drawing stores from RFA Ruthenia.

pm: 15” Gun house crews and 4” Guns crews at drill.


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14 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.00am: Proceeded as requisite.

8.35am: Passed outer boom defence. Course and speed as requisite for target practice with 15” guns. Exercised at General Quarters.

8.52am: Noticed peculiar vibration of ship.

9.45am: Carried out 15” gun practice with reduced charges.

9.52am: Practice completed. Course & speed as requisite for anchorage.

10.48am: Passed outer boom defence.

11.11am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N40E; Cava N30W; Ward Point N64W.

pm: Hands employed sponging out guns and as requisite.

1.45pm: Oiler RFA Kimmerol secured alongside.

7.00pm: Finished oiling. Rec’d 750 tons. Oiler proceeded.


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15 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am&pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite. Divers examining propellers.

am: 15” Guns crews at drill.

pm: Turrets crews at drill. RNR Training class at instruction.


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16 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite. Carried out Range Finder exercises and turning trials. Fired all Triple 4” guns to test triple mountings.

10.55am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N40E; Cava N30W; Ward Point N64W.

pm: Divers examining Port propeller. Directors crews at drill. Range takers and RNR Training Class at instruction.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 46.


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17 December 1916

Scapa to Cromarty

Lat 58.3, Long -2.9

9.44am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite in company with 1st BCS [Battle Cruiser Squadron]. Formed single line ahead.

10.25am: Passed Hoxa Boom.

10.55am: Turrets crews and Rangetakers at drill.

11.28am: Noss Head abeam 3.4 miles.

Noon: Stationed 7.5 cables astern of HMS Lion.

12.15pm: Passed HMS Monarch and HMS Conqueror steering to the Northeastward.

2.23pm: Inverted the column from the rear.

2.35pm: Course as requisite for anchorage.

2.45pm: Passed outer boom.

2.59pm: Moored ship.


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18 December 1916

Cromarty to Scapa

Lat 58.2, Long -3.1

9.07am: Proceeded. Course as requisite.

9.16am: Passed inner boom.

10.09am: Carried out target practice with 15” guns. Exercised at General Quarters.

10.17am: Completed practice.

10.30am: Formed single line ahead.

11.00am: Secured. Turrets crews, Range Takers, and Control Parties at drill.

Noon: Stationed 7½ cables astern of HMS Lion.

1.10pm: Noss Head abeam.

2.27pm: Passed outer boom defence.

2.50pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N18E; Cava N44W; Ward Point N76W.

3.20pm: Oiler RFA Mixol secured alongside.

7.20pm: RFA Mixol slipped and proceeded.


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19 December 1916

Scapa and Cruising

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite for Torpedo Practice.

10.35am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N18E; Cava N44W; Ward Point N76W.

11.00am: Hands employed striking down torpedoes and as requisite.

3.05pm: Proceeded in company with 1st BCS [Battle Cruiser Squadron] formed single line ahead in open order.

3.34pm: Passed outer boom defence.

4.05pm: Assumed close order.

4.45pm: Copinsay Light abeam 5.6 miles.

7.30pm: Observed North Fair Isle Light N7E.

8.00pm: Lat 59°14.2’N, Long 1°16.5’W

10.25pm: Sumburgh Head Light abeam.


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20 December 1916

Lat 61.6, Long 1.3

0.20am: Out Skerries abeam N20W.

4.00am: Stationed 7½ cables astern of HMS Lion.

8.00am: Lat 61°52.2’N, Long 1°21’E

9.52am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.00am: Courses and speeds as requisite for tactical exercise. Observed opposing force to the Southwestward.

2.13pm: Finished Tactical Exercise.

2.35pm: Course & speed as requisite for forming astern of 5th Battle Squadron.

3.00pm: Took station 3 cables astern of HMS Valiant.

8.00pm: Stationed 15 cables astern of HMS Barham.

8.00pm: Lat 60 27N, Long 0°44’E

11.50pm: Observed Sumburgh Head Light N74W.


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21 December 1916

Cruising & Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Midnight: Stationed 15 cables astern of HMS Barham.

5.45am: Observed Copinsay Light 221°.

7.55am: Pentland Skerries abeam.

8.25am: Course as requisite for Pentland Firth and entering harbour.

9.00am: Passed outer boom defence.

9.30am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N40E; Cava N32W; Ward Point N65W.

10.40am: Oiler secured alongside.

11.30am: Turrets crews employed embarking 15” ammunition.

1.00pm: Rec'd 1 Rating from HMS Victory.

pm: Hands employed provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

3.15pm: Finished oiling. Rec’d 704 tons. Oiler proceeded.

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 49 and 50.


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22 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am: A and Y Turrets crews at drill. Boats crews refitting boats rigging. RNR Training class at instruction.

pm: Directors crews and control parties at drill.


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23 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.05am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for target practice.

9.30am: 4” guns crews at drill.

10.35am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N40E; Cava N32W; Ward Point N65W.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite. 15” Director and Control parties and RNR Training Class at instruction.

3.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to [Hospital Ship] Soudan.

4.00pm: Exercised at Defence Stations.

4.33pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out 1” Aiming Rifle practice with 4” guns.

6.00pm: Completed practice.

6.13pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N40E; Cava N32W; Ward Point N65W.


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24 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

11.30am: Rec'd 1 Rating from RN Hospital Haslar.


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25 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.00am: Sent Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Parties to HMS Valiant and Roman Catholics to HMS Warspite.

10.00am: Performed Divine Service.


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26 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite. Carried out torpedo practice from Submerged torpedo tubes.

10.00am: Hands employed hoisting in and striking down torpedoes & as requisite. 15” control parties and RNR Training class at instruction.

11.00am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Coal Hill House N27W; Scapa Pier N51E; RF [Radio Frequency?] Beacon N63E.

pm: Hands employed painting down aloft. 4” Guns Crews and 4” Director Crews at drill, RNR Training class at instruction.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 51 and 52.


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27 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am&pm: Hands employed painting down aloft.

am: Exercised at preparing to tow and to be towed. 15” Guns Crews at director testing.

pm: Watch at exercise Out all boats. Turrets crews, range takers, and control parties at director testing. RNR Training class at instruction.

4.30pm: Exercised at Defence Stations.


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28 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.55am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out target practice with 4" Guns and Range finding exercise.

10.00am: Guns crews and 4” supply parties at drill.

11.03am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N30E; Cava N37W; Ward Point N71W.

11.30pm: Rec'd 2 Ratings from HMS Excellent.

pm: Hands employed refitting targets and as requisite. Range takers, turret trainers, and local control parties, and RNR Training Class at instruction.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 53, 54, & 55.

4.30pm: Exercised 4” Guns Crews and supply parties at drill.

7.30pm: Exercised at Night action stations.

8.15pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

9.00pm: Carried out target practice with 4" Guns.

9.22pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N25E; Cava N36W; Ward Point N70W.


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29 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

am: A and Y Turrets Crews at drill.

9.30am: Court Martial assembled on board.

12.40pm: Court Martial concluded.

1.23pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out sub-calibre practice with 15” guns and Range finder exercises.

2.47pm: Came to.


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30 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.00am: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Marlborough.

9.01am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite. Carried out sub calibre practice with 15" Guns and Range finder exercises.

10.51am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Barrel of Butter N30E; Cava N36W; Ward Point N70W.

3.40pm: Let go Port Bower.

4.30pm: Set anchor watch. [Wind Force 6]

5.00pm: Rec’d 1 Rating from [Hospital Ship] Soudan.


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31 December 1916

Scapa

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.00am: Weighed Port Bower.

8.00am: Sent Roman Catholic Church party to HMS Malaya.

9.00am: Directors crews, 15” Gunlayers, and Sight setters at director testing.



JANUARY 1917 to JULY 1919 not included



[For the remaining logs, when at sea the seaboat’s crew are exercised several times a day. From August to November 1919, when in port, at 9.00pm – Rounds correct.]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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[Signed] JD Campbell Commander (N) Navigating Officer

[Front page of log book split over above 2 scanned pages]

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS RENOWN
Operations in the Atlantic

JP map Renown Atlantic

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1 August 1919

Portsmouth - Alongside South Railway Jetty

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4.00pm: Leave to 2nd part Port watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.


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2 August 1919

Portsmouth - Alongside South Railway Jetty

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.15am: HMS Cumberland entered.

9.20am: HMS Carysfort shoved off.

9.30am: Tested lifebuoys, correct.

10.00am: 9 yeomen Leading Signalmen & 5 signalmen joined.

2.00pm: 3 Petty Officers, 3 Leading Signalmen, 2 Leading Cooks, & 9 ABs joined ship from RN Barracks.

4.00pm: Leave to 1st part Port watch till 7.0am.

5.30pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

7.30pm: RMLI Band joined ship from Plymouth.


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3 August 1919

Portsmouth - Alongside South Railway Jetty

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.25am: HMS Dragon entered & secured alongside.

12.30pm: Leave to 2nd part of watch till 7.0am.

2.45pm: Pipe down.

6.30pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.


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4 August 1919

Portsmouth - Alongside South Railway Jetty

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.00am: Starboard Watch returned from leave.

3.30pm: Discharged 18 ratings to RN Barracks.

4.00pm: Discharged 8 ratings, demobilised.

4.40pm: 1 Stoker discharged to barracks for detention.

6.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.


[A magazine covering August to December 1919 was produced by the crew – page 93 describes the start of the cruise]


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5 August 1919

Portsmouth & Sea

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Noon: Dressed ship overall in honour of visit of HM the King.

12.53pm: HRH Duke of Connaught arrived. [Arthur, third son of Queen Victoria]

1.00pm: Hands to divisions.

1.13pm: HM King, Queen & Royal party came on board.

2.35pm: Divisions. HM King inspected the ship.

4.00pm: Divisions.

4.07pm: HM King, Queen, & Royal party left ship.

4.15pm: HRH Duke of Connaught left ship.

4.30pm: HRH Prince of Wales landed.

5.00pm: Hands employed furling awnings & securing for sea.

5.25pm: Undressed ship.

6.00pm: HRH Prince of Wales returned onboard.

6.10pm: Slipped from South Railway Jetty as req. for leaving harbour with pilot.

6.24pm: Stopped to drop pilot.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 1 hour.

5.31pm: Proceeded.

5.41pm: Warner Light Vessel abeam.

5.53pm: Nab End buoy abeam.

6.06pm: Nab Light Vessel abeam to starboard 225 yards.

6.30pm: Out Paravanes.

7.00pm: St. Catherines Light 351° 2.8 miles.

9.29pm: Portland Bill Light abeam to starboard.

11.50pm: Berry Head abeam.


[British Pathe news coverage of the first part of the Prince of Wales’ tour shows the royal party inspecting HMS Renown at the start; A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 – includes a description of the tour of Canada. Most of the pictures show inland parts of tour but it includes Renown leaving Portsmouth on 5th August on page 24]


[Each day from 6th to 10th August the clocks are put back ½ hour at 5.30pm]


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6 August 1919

At Sea, Portsmouth to Newfoundland

Lat 50.1, Long -8.3

0.22am: Start Point abeam.

1.52am: Eddystone abeam.

2.22am: Altered course to avoid ship.

4.27am: Lizard abeam.

5.52am: Wolf Light House abeam.

6.05am: Sighted St. Mary’s Island 295°.

6.25am: Altered course to avoid fishing vessel.

7.33am: Bishop’s Rock abeam.

10.00am: HRH Prince of Wales inspected "B" turret, magazine, & shell room.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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7 August 1919

At Sea, Portsmouth to Newfoundland

Lat 51.0, Long -18.6

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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8 August 1919

At Sea, Portsmouth to Newfoundland

Lat 51.2, Long -29.2

6.30am: Part of watch employed clearing up decks.

10.00am: Exercised control parties 15” & 4”.

10.30am: Secured control parties.

6.00pm: Read warrant No. 381.


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9 August 1919

At Sea, Portsmouth to Newfoundland

Lat 50.2, Long -34.9

5.00am: HMS Dragon took station 8 miles ahead.

8.15am: Commenced to work up to full speed.

10.00am: Speed 30.5 knots.

10.52am: Commenced to ease down to 16 knots.

7.00pm: Secured all gear on upper deck & turned in 2nd cutter.

8.15pm: Closed Hot Weather doors.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS RENOWN
Operations off Canada

JP map Renown Canada

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10 August 1919

At Sea, Portsmouth to Newfoundland

Lat 49.3, Long -46.8

7.45am: Sighted Iceberg bearing 220°.

8.15am: Sighted Iceberg starboard beam.

10.15am: Sighted Iceberg 215° 12 miles approx.

3.30pm: Sighted Iceberg 282°.

4.15pm: Sighted Iceberg 261°.

4.35pm: Sighted Iceberg 218°.

5.10pm: Sighted 2 Icebergs 266° & 267°.

5.20pm: Closed up 4" guns crews.

5.20pm: Sighted HMS Dauntless 235°.

5.55pm: Opened fire on Iceberg 1000 yards.

6.10pm: Ceased fire.

6.52pm: Sighted Iceberg 341°.

8.20pm: Closed Hot Weather doors.

8.55pm: Passed two icebergs to Port 8 miles.

9.10pm: Passed iceberg to starboard 2 miles.

9.50pm: Altered course to avoid iceberg.

10.30pm: Passed iceberg to port 2 miles.


[From Renown magazine page 94, shooting at the iceberg was gun drill and also enabled the Prince of Wales to see the main armament control but was picked up by newspapers and reported as if they had to shoot their way through. Chapter 1 of Westward with the Prince of Wales by W.Douglas Newton covers the icebergs and visit to Newfoundland]


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11 August 1919

At Sea & Conception Bay

Lat 47.7, Long -53.0

5.40am: Sighted land 242°.

5.55am: Sighted Baccalieu Island 214°.

6.45am: Sighted HMS Dauntless ahead.

7.00am: Baccalieu Light House 296°.

8.30am: Cape St. Francis abeam 3 miles.

8.43am: Course and speed as req. for anchorage.

9.55am: Came to.

12.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0pm.

1.30pm: HRH Prince of Wales landed.

5.00pm: HRH Prince of Wales returned onboard.


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12 August 1919

Conception Bay & at Sea

Lat 47.6, Long -52.5 [No noon location recorded. Estimate from location of Cape Spear]

8.50am: HRH transferred to HMS Dragon.

9.00am: HMS Dragon & HMS Dauntless proceeded. [To St. John’s Newfoundland, see log of HMS Dragon.]

9.34am: Course as req. for leaving anchorage.

10.40am: Cape St. Francis abeam 2 miles.

12.02pm: Cape Spear 255° ~2 miles.

12.43pm: Bulls Head abeam.

3.20pm: Cape Race abeam.

5.30pm: Put clocks back ½ hour.

5.46pm: Ran into fog.

5.50pm: 10 knots.

6.40pm: 20 knots fog lifted.


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13 August 1919

At Sea & Halifax NS

Lat 44.4, Long -62.6

8.50am: Sighted land 335°.

9.30am: Exercised collision stations.

2.30pm: Sandwich Point abeam.

2.44pm: Maugher Beach Light House abeam 3 miles.

2.47pm: George Island abeam.

3.30pm: Moored.

5.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch – 7am.

5.30pm: Received Officer of the Guard.

9.00pm: Rounds correct.


[British Pathe news coverage of the first part of the Prince of Wales tour includes the visit to Halifax (from about 13 mins into the film)]


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14 August 1919

Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.00am: Oiler War Patriot secured alongside.

11.00am: Received 1220 tons oil fuel.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys Starboard Watch till 7.0pm.

3.30pm: Closed B & C doors.


[See Renown magazine page 95 for visit to Halifax & Charlottetown]


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15 August 1919

Halifax NS.

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors - 6.0pm

7.08pm: French cruiser Somme [?] entered. Officer of Guard visited French cruiser.

9.00pm: Rounds correct.


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16 August 1919

Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys – correct.

11.26am: Italian battlecruiser Conte di Cavour entered harbour.

Noon: Officer of Guard visited Conte di Cavour.

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch - 7am. Leave to Starboard Watch of Boys - 7.0pm.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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17 August 1919

Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags for HRH Prince of Wales.

10.00am: HMS Dragon & HMS Dauntless entered harbour fired 21 gun salute in honour of HRH Prince of Wales.

10.30am: HRH came on board

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7am.

3.15pm: HRH landed.

3.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

5.55pm: HRH returned onboard.

8.55pm: Illuminated ship.


[Chapter 4 of Westward with the Prince of Wales by W.Douglas Newton covers visit to Halifax.]


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18 August 1919

Halifax & at Sea

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HRH Prince of Wales.

9.00am: Read & exercised stations for manning ship.

9.35am: Manned ship.

9.45am: HRH landed with staff.

10.00am: Fired salute of 21 guns in honour of HRH's official landing.

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 5pm.

3.00pm: Hands employed securing for sea & furling Quarter Deck awning & hoisting boats.

4.30pm: Closed B & C doors.

6.50pm: Oiler War Patriot secured alongside. Received 360 tons oil fuel.

9.40pm: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

10.42pm: HMS Dragon & HMS Dauntless astern.


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19 August 1919

At Sea & Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Lat 46.1, Long -63.1 [Estimate off Charlottetown]

0.05am: Egg Island Light abeam 8¼ miles.

1.28am: Beaver Light abeam.

2.23am: Liscombe Island Light abeam 10 miles.

3.18am: Country Island Light abeam 8 miles.

5.30am: Closed Hot weather doors.

6.13am: Eddy Point abeam. Course as req. for Gut of Canso.

7.09am: North Canso Point abeam to Port.

7.35am: Open hot weather doors.

7.58am: Cape George abeam 3.5 miles.

10.36am: Came to.

11.05am: HRH & staff transferred to HMS Dragon. [To proceed into Charlottetown harbour]

pm: 1st part Port Watch make & mend.

3.30pm: Closed B & C Doors.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 1 hour.

6.30pm: HMS Dragon & HMS Dauntless rejoined.

6.55pm: HRH returned onboard.

7.29pm: Proceeded.

9.37pm: Cape Bear abeam 5 ½ miles.


[British Pathe news reel of part of the Prince of Wales tour of Canada shows arrival at Charlottetown at the beginning of the film. Chapter 5 of Westward with the Prince of Wales by W.Douglas Newton covers the visit to Charlottetown]


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20 August 1919

At Sea, Charlottetown PEI to Quebec

Lat 49.1, Long -64.0

0.40am: East Point abeam 5 miles.

3.00am: South Cape Light bearing 50°.

3.15am: Exercised searchlight crew.

7.15am: Sounded 28½ fathoms. [Sounding frequently for the rest of the morning, weather foggy]

11.40am: Streamed fog buoy.

12.30pm: In fog buoy.

7.11pm: Cape Chat abeam 3.5 miles.

9.31pm: Matane [?] Light abeam to Port 3 ½ miles.

10.48pm: Little Metis [?] Light abeam 5 miles.

11.00pm: Exercised searchlight crew.

11.25pm: Fog 1.

11.45pm: Fog 5. [Thick fog]

11.55pm: Streamed fog buoy.


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21 August 1919

At Sea & Quebec

Lat 47.6, Long -70.1 [No noon location recorded. Estimate from anchorage bearings]

0.54am: Ran into fog.

1.08am: Bicquette Island abeam Port.

3.00am: Dense fog.

4.05am: Red Island [Ile Rouge] abeam by sound.

5.05am: White Island fog signal abeam Port.

6.11am: Cape Dogs [Cap de la Tete au Chien] abeam fog signal.

7.06am: Cape Salmon [Cap au Saumon] abeam fog signal.

8.03am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Pointe au Pic 259°; Cap a L’Aigle 327°.

11.45am: Closed B & C Doors.

12.15pm: HMS Dragon proceeded. Weighed & proceeded.

1.06pm: Goose Cape [Cap aux Oies] abeam 2½ miles.

1.35pm: Lower Traverse Light ~ abeam 400 yards.

1.43pm: Upper Traverse Light House abeam ¼ mile.

3.46pm: Bellechasse Light House abeam.

5.11pm: Came to. Dressed ship overall.

5.45pm: HRH Prince of Wales left ship. Fired royal salute 21 guns.

8.45pm: Gave S/L [?searchlight?] display.


[British Pathe news reel shows arrival at Quebec (starting about 3½ mins into the film) and HMS Renown firing royal salute; Chapter 6 of Westward with the Prince of Wales by W.Douglas Newton covers the visit to Quebec]


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22 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

8.30am: Dressed ship overall.

9.00am: Life buoys tested & found correct.

9.55am: Admiral Kingsmill visited ship. [Sir Charles Edmund Kingsmill – Director of Deptartment of the Naval Service of Canada]

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 5.0pm – 7.0am.

12.30pm: Hands manned ship.

12.50pm: Fired 21 gun salute.

12.55pm: HRH Prince of Wales returned onboard. Hands fell in on forecastle.

1.20pm: HE the Governor and the Lieut. Governor arrived onboard.

2.30pm: Hands manned ship.

3.00pm: HRH landed. Fired Royal salute 21 guns.

3.10pm: HE the Governor of Canada inspected the ship.

4.15pm: HE the Governor left ship.

4.45pm: HE the Lieut. Governor left ship.

7.44pm: Undressed ship.

9.00pm: Illuminated ship. [and fireworks?? - Chapter 6 of Westward with the Prince of Wales mentions fireworks on the Friday]

10.30pm: Burnt searchlights.


[See Renown magazine pages 96 – 98 for visit to Quebec. Between pages 94 & 95 there is a photo of the Prince of Wales feathers which was part of the illuminations. Between pages 100 & 101 there is a photo of firework display at Quebec, presumably on this day.]


[Each afternoon, from 23rd to 31st August: leave is given to a watch to 7am and a patrol is landed (to 26th Aug); hands make & mend; the ship is open to visitors (to 28th Aug); B & C doors are closed.]


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23 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

7.30am: Respread awnings.

pm: Leave to Boys 1.30pm – 6.0pm.


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24 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

6.30am: HMS Dragon returned to her anchorage.

1.00pm: Leave to Boys – 6.15pm.

2.15pm: Fired 21 gun salute in honour of departure of HRH Prince of Wales. [To tour Canada by train see Chapter 7 onwards of Westward with the Prince of Wales.]

3.50pm: Paraded Guard & Band.

6.20pm: 15 officers & 300 men landed for tour in Canada. [Organised by Canadian Government, see Renown magazine page 13 onwards]


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25 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

11.15am: Lieut. Governor came onboard.

11.35am: Lieut. Governor left ship. Fired 19 gun salute.

5.15pm: Prime Minister of Canada arrived onboard. Fired 11 gun salute.


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26 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2


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27 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

7.00am: Libertymen returned onboard, 4 absentees.


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28 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

8.30am: 2 Absentees returned.


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29 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

7.30am: 2 Absentees returned.

10.00pm: Touring Party returned onboard.


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30 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2


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31 August 1919

Quebec

Lat 46.8, Long -71.2

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS Dragon & 2 to HMS Dauntless for passage to England.

7.30pm: Landed RMLI Band.

11.00pm: Band returned onboard.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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[Signed] JD Campbell Navigating Officer

[Front page of log book split over above 2 scanned pages]

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KEEP IN LOG HMS Renown March 12

Any officer having been ordered to log articles as “lost by accident” are to put same on a chit & present chit to Commander(N) for insertion. [Signed] JD Campbell [From Navy Lists – James D Campbell]

To all Warrant officers (Storekeeping)

Sign and return to _____ At 9am ~ 21 cabin.

[Various initials]

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1 September 1919

Quebec & at Sea

Lat 47.4, Long -70.2

6.10am: Read Warrants No. 383, 384, 385. Discharged 3 Ratings to HMS Dauntless.

7.53am: Weighed & proceeded as req.

9.15am: St. Jean Light abeam 860 yards.

9.35am: Bellechasse Light House abeam 1530 yards (Starboard).

10.22am: Crane Island [Ile aux Grues] Light abeam 440 yards.

11.41am: Upper Traverse Light abeam (Starboard) 450 yards.

12.02pm: Cape Goose [Cap aux Oies] abeam (Port).

1.19pm: Salmon Point [Cap au Saumon] abeam 1.5 miles.

4.10pm: Bicquette Light House abeam 2 miles (Starboard).

5.05pm: Stopped disembarked pilot.

5.18pm: Proceeded.

5.21pm: Father Point [Pointe-au-Pere] abeam (Starboard) 1.5 miles.

6.27pm: Metis [Pointe Mitis] Light abeam (Starboard) 7900 yards.

6.49pm: Altered course to avoid steamer.

7.38pm: Cape Matane Light abeam (Starbaord) 3¼ miles.

10.37pm: Marten River [La Martre] Light abeam (Starboard).


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2 September 1919

At Sea, Quebec to Halifax NS

Lat 46.8, Long -62.0

0.30am: Cape Magdalen [Cap de la Madelaine] Light abeam 6¾ miles.

2.04am: Fame Point [Pointe a la Renommee] Light abeam 6 miles.

3.33am: Cap des Rosiers abeam 6¼ miles.

3.44am: Gaspe Point abeam 10¼ miles.

9.05am: St. Magdalen Islands [Iles de la Madeleine] bearing 102°.

11.50am: Sighted Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island.

1.11pm: East Point Light House abeam 5¼ miles (Starboard).

2.55pm: Henry Island Light abeam (Port) 3 miles.

3.44pm: Course as req. for Gut of Canso.

4.21pm: Balache Light abeam 330 yards.

5.18pm: Eddy Point abeam 1600 yards.

6.05pm: Marache Point Light abeam.

6.38pm: Cranberry Light abeam 4½ miles.

8.29pm: Berry Head abeam 425.5 yards.

9.59pm: Country [Island] Light abeam 8 miles.

10.30pm: Put clocks on ½ hour.


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3 September 1919

Lat 44.4, Long -63.4

1.25am: Beaver Island Light abeam (Starboard) 8 miles.

2.05am: Thick fog.

2.20am: Closed Hot Weather doors.

2.30am: Put clocks on ½ hour.

10.30am: Read Warrants No. 386.

12.30pm: Stopped both.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.15pm: Proceeded. [Sounding every half hour until 11pm]


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4 September 1919

At Sea & Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

4.30am: Fog lifting.

5.20am: Sighted Chebucto Head Light ahead.

5.28am: Course as req. for entering harbour.

6.39am: Chebucto Head abeam.

7.09am: Maugher Beach Light abeam.

7.28am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: George Island 163° – 0.9 miles; Commercial Wharf 240°.

9.15am: Oiler War Patriot secured alongside.

12.30pm: Received 2990 tons oil fuel.

1.30pm: Coal lighter secured alongside. Received 30 tons of coal.

pm: Hands employed coaling & provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch from 5pm – 7pm.


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5 September 1919

Halifax & at Sea

Lat 44.0, Long -63.5

7.45am: Unmoored & weighed starboard anchor. Read warrant No. 387.

8.50am: Weighed Port anchor, and proceeded.

9.24am: Stopped. Fire parties fell in. [See Renown magazine page 99, they offered to assist with a fire at an oil refinery but were not required.]

9.45am: Proceeded.

9.53am: Maugher Beach Light House abeam 750 yards.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Chebucto Head abeam 1.5 miles (Starboard).

10.33am: Sambro Island Light House abeam (Starboard) 4¼ miles.

10.55am: Sambro Bank Light Vessel abeam (Starboard) 1¼ miles.

1.00pm: Passed large quantity of jetsam.


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6 September 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to St. Kitts

Lat 37.5, Long -63.0

11.00am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow.


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7 September 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to St. Kitts

Lat 31.1, Long -63.1

6.00am: Hands employed spreading awnings. [At 4am temperature 78°F]

10.20am: Divine Service on quarterdeck.

11.30am: Part of watch employed unrigging church. [At Noon temperature 84°F]

3.00pm: Furled Forecastle awning.


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8 September 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to St. Kitts

Lat 24.6, Long -63.2

[At 6pm temperature 90°F]


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9 September 1919

At Sea and St. Kitts

Lat 18.0, Long -63.2

7.50am: Heavy rain squall.

9.53am: Sombrero Light House abeam (Starboard) 4 miles.

11.05am: Dog Island [off Anguilla] abeam (Port) 1½ miles.

12.09pm: St. Martin Island abeam (Port) 5 miles.

1.21pm: Saba Island abeam (Starboard)

2.00pm: NW Point, St. Eustatious, abeam (Port) 1¾ miles.

2.53pm: St. Kitts NW Point abeam (Port).

3.51pm: Came to.

4.00pm: Put clocks back one hour.

4.15pm: The Administrator St. Kitts came on board. Paraded guard and band.

4.30pm: The Administrator landed. Fired 15 gun salute. Leave to starboard watch from 4.45 to 7.0pm.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving anchorage. [Responding to SOS from SS Vestris? See Renown magazine page 100]

8.00pm: Let fires die out in boilers not required for 16 knots.

9.24pm: Came to.


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10 September 1919

St. Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

5.30am: Exercised hands away pulling in all boats.

10.00am: Exercised divers examining propellers.

pm: Hands not employed. Leave to port watch from 2.30pm to 7.0pm.

4.00pm: Divisions on quarterdeck. [Temperature 86°F]


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11 September 1919

St Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.8

5.30am: Exercised hands away pulling in all boats.

pm: Hands not employed. Leave to starboard watch from 2.0 - 7.0pm. To Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 8.0pm. Boys till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Ship open to visitors.


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12 September 1919

St. Kitts & at Sea

Lat 16.2, Long -62.2

7.50am: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving anchorage.

10.00am: Redonda abeam to Port.

11.00am: Montserrat abeam (Port).

1.30pm: Guadeloupe Island abeam Port - 12 miles.

2.30pm: Santa Dominica bearing 125°.

2.55pm: Iles des Saintes abeam Port – 10 miles.

5.00pm: Stopped off Port Roseau [Dominica] lowered seaboat with letter.

6.09pm: [Proceeded]


[See Renown magazine page 101 for visits to Dominica and Barbados. Photo of Dominica between pages 102 & 103]


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13 September 1919

At Sea & Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

5.45am: Island of Barbados bore 145°.

8.19am: Altered course as req. for anchorage.

8.58am: Came to. Anchorage [bearing] Charles Fort Light 115° - 1550 yards.

10.00am: Lifebuoys tested correct.

pm: Leave to starboard watch from 2.30 - 9.30pm. Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 10.15pm.

4.10pm: Landed Picket.

5.30pm: Read warrant No. 388.

10.00pm: Picket returned.


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14 September 1919

Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

11.00am: Sloped Awnings. Closed B & C doors.

pm: Leave to port watch from 2.30 - 9.30pm. to Boys from 2.00 – 6.0pm.


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15 September 1919

Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

5.30am: Hands employed pulling in all boats.

9.00am: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

pm: Leave to starboard watch from 1.30 - 7.0pm. Ship open to Visitors.

3.00pm: HE the Governor came onboard. [Charles O’Brien]

5.40pm: HE the Governor left ship, fired 15 gun salute in his honour.

7.50pm: HE the Governor came onboard.

8.15pm: Landed Picket.


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16 September 1919

Barbados to Grenada

Lat 12.4, Long -61.0

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving anchorage.

10.58am: Sighted land bearing 288°.

3.15pm: Point Salines abeam 5100 yards.

4.00pm: Came to. Anchorage [bearing] Fort St. George Light 118° - 0.8 miles.

6.10pm: Read Warrants No. 390, 391, 392, 393, 394.


[See Renown magazine page 102 for visit to Grenada. Also page 44 for an account of fishing at Grenada using gun-cotton.]


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17 September 1919

Grenada

Lat 12.05, Long -61.76 [Estimate from anchorage bearings above]

pm: Leave to starboard watch from 2.30 - 7.0pm. Ship open to Visitors.


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18 September 1919

Grenada

Lat 12.05, Long -61.76

pm: Leave to port watch from 1.30 - 7.0pm. Ship open to Visitors.


[See Renown magazine page 46 for an account of a day of sports on this day.]


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19 September 1919

Grenada to Trinidad

Lat 11.5, Long -61.8

8.30am: Received 2240 lbs ice.

9.36am: Proceeded.

10.10am: Saline Point abeam 1½ miles.

11.00am: Commenced Trailing.

11.40am: Sighted land bearing 156°.

3.08pm: Chacachacare Light abeam (Port).

3.15pm: Diamond Rock abeam Port.

4.30pm: Course as req. for anchorage.

4.51pm: Came to. Anchorage bearing Pier Light Port of Spain 59° - 5 1/6 miles.

5.00pm: Read warrant No. 395.


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20 September 1919


Trinidad

Lat 10.3, Long -61.5 [Estimate from anchorage bearings]

6.04am: Proceeded.

7.39am: Came to. Anchorage bearing Farallon Rock [near San Fernando] 173° - 3.3 miles.

10.30am: Oil lighters came alongside

pm: Oiling ship.


[See Renown magazine page 103 for visit to Trinidad.]


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21 September 1919

Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

9.00am: Received 2340 tons of oil fuel

10.11am: Proceeded.

11.50am: Came to. Anchorage bearing Pier Light Port of Spain 60° - 6.4 miles.

12.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch – 7.0pm. Discharged 1 Rating to Detention.


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22 September 1919

Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

7.45am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

11.00am: Finished coaling, lighter shoved off.

1.30pm: Provision lighter secured alongside. Ship open to visitors.

3.25pm: Provision lighter cast off.

3.55pm: 1 Rating discharged to Hospital.

5.00pm: C.C. Taylor Boy Telegraphist ON died Colonial Hospital Trinidad. [From Naval History Casualty lists Cecil Taylor J86916. From Commonwealth War Graves age 18, son of Mrs F.J. Shute of East End Cottage, Dinton, Salisbury; Buried in Port of Spain (Lapeyrouse) Cemetery, Trinidad. From page 7 of Renown magazine the cause of death was pneumonia.]


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23 September 1919

Trinidad & Sea

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

1.00pm: Landed funeral party.

1.25pm: Half-masted Colours.

3.00pm: Hoisted colours.

4.30pm: Funeral party returned.

4.54pm: Weighed & proceeded course as req. for leaving anchorage.

5.58pm: Chacachacare Light abeam 1¼ miles.

9.23pm: Galera Light abeam (Starboard) 6 miles.


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24 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Bahia

Lat 9.3, Long -57.2

9.30am: Exercised 15” & 4” Control Parties.

2.00pm: Wind increasing.

11.00pm: Put clocks on ¼ hour.


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25 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Bahia

Lat 6.7, Long -51.5

3.00am: Put clocks on ¼ hour.

10.05pm: 1st Part Starboard [watch] employed extinguishing small fire on Aft Deck.

11.00pm: Put clocks on ¼ hour.


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26 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Bahia

Lat 3.7, Long -46.2

3.00am: Put clocks on ¼ hour.


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27 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Bahia

Lat 0.0, Long -41.4

9.00am: Pipe down.

am&pm: Ceremony of crossing the line performed.


[See Renown magazine pages 43 & 104 for description of ceremony of crossing the equator, also photo between pages 42 & 43]


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28 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Bahia

Lat -3.9, Long -35.3

5.00am: Sighted Sailing ship.

10.30am: Divine Service on Quarter Deck.

10.50am: Sighted Steamer on Port bow.

5.30pm: Furled Port & Starboard Foreward awnings.


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29 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Bahia

Lat -4.3, Long -34.8

3.00am: Sounded. [and every half hour to 6am]

10.40am: Carried out Rangefinder Exercise.

5.00pm: Exercised General Quarters. Altered course as req. for ranging on Sailing ship.

5.50pm: Read warrant No. 398.


[Changed destination from Bahia to Rio after being told by the British Consul that there was yellow fever in Bahia – see page 105 of Renown magazine]


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30 September 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to Rio Janeiro

Lat -14.8, Long -37.2

1.10am: Steering gear broke down.

1.20am: Changed over steering gear. Steered by Main Engines.

1.27am: Stopped both.

1.35am: Half ahead both.

11.30pm: Sounded [and at midnight]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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[Signed] M Schofield [?] Lieut. for Navigating Officer [From Navy Lists – Lieut. Brian B. Schofield?]

[Front page of log book split over above 2 scanned pages]

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Barometer: Negretti and Zambra. A.447

Thermometer for Air Temperature

Position: After Superstructure.

Whether in screen: Yes.

Maker: Negretti & Zambra.

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker: Negretti & Zambra.


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1 October 1919

At sea, Trinidad to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -20.6, Long -39.4

9.00am: Altered course as req. for adjustment of standard compass.

6.00pm: Sloped all awnings.


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2 October 1919

At Sea and Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

1.00am: Out Sounding Booms.

1.30am: Commenced sounding every 5 mins.

1.35am: Sighted Cabo Frio Light bearing 282°.

2.30am: Sounding every ¼ hour.

5.30am: Changed over Steering Engine.

6.30am: Visibility 2 miles.

7.00am: Sighted Raza Island [Ilha Rasa] ahead. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

8.17am: Fort Santa Cruz fired salute 18 guns.

8.32am: Fired salute of 21 guns to Brazilian Government. Moored. Anchorage bearing Rat Island 7.75° 9½ cables.

8.47am: Fired salute 13 guns to the Commander-in-Chief Brazilian Navy.

9.30am: Paraded Guard & Band. HE the Ambassdor left ship.

pm: Leave to Port Watch from 2.0pm – 10.30pm. Hands make & mend.

4.15pm: Landed Patrol.


[At Rio: each morning (to 10th Oct) the hands are exercised boat pulling; each afternoon one watch is given leave from 2.0pm – 10.30pm, hands employed sloping awnings & hoisting boats and (from 4th Oct) the ship is open to visitors. From 3rd to 7th Oct a series of oil lighters are secured alongside.]


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3 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

Noon: Brazilian Admiral came on board.

12.45pm: Brazilian Admiral left ship. Fired salute - 12 guns.


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4 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

9.00am: Lifebuoys tested & found correct.

3.00pm: French Consul came on board.

3.30pm: French Consul left ship. Fired salute – 11 guns.


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5 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15


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6 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

9.30am: S2 & P2 guns’ crews to loader.


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7 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

8.30am: Received 2643 tons of oil.

9.30am: A, B & Y Turrets crews complete to drill.

2.30pm: Midshipman Henstock re-joined ship.

6.00pm: Read Warrants No. 401 – 3 inclusive.


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8 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15


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9 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15


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10 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

5.30pm: Read Warrants 404 - 08 (inclusive).


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11 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

5.50am: Brazilian Destroyer No. 3 left harbour.

10.30am: Life buoys tested – correct.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys – 7.0pm.

7.00pm: Illuminated ship.

11.35pm: Switched off Illuminations.


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12 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

11.30am: Closed B & C doors.

Noon: Fired salute 21 guns in honour of anniversary of discovery of America.

8.30pm: Illuminated ship.

10.30pm: Switched off illuminations.


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13 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

am: Saturday routine. [although it’s Monday]

12.50pm: Manned ship.

1.00pm: Fired salute of 21 guns in honour of HE President of Brazil.

1.25pm: HE President of Brazil came on board.

1.50pm: Fired salute of 21 guns HE President of Brazil left the ship.

6.30pm: Illuminated ship. Gave firework display.


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14 October 1919

Rio de Janeiro & at sea

Lat -22.9, Long -43.15

9.45am: Both lifebuoys tested & found correct. Hands employed hoisting boats & ladders as required.

11.00am: Closed B & C doors.

1.19pm: Port anchor aweigh foul of telegraph cable.

2.00pm: Telegraph cut and buoyed.

2.18pm: Pointed ship.

2.33pm: Course as req. for leaving harbour.

3.41pm: Maricas Island abeam.

4.37½pm: Negra Light abeam 7 miles (Port).

5.22pm: Saquerama abeam (Port) 7¾ miles.

7.13pm: Cape Frio abeam 3.5 miles (Port).


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15 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat -20.2, Long -39.0

7.30pm: Sighted Light ~~ bearing 295 (Abrolhos).


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16 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat -14.2, Long -36.6

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.30pm: Read Warrants 409 - 410.


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17 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat -8.0, Long -34.5

7.50am: Sighted land bearing 328°.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.57am: Exercised Change over steering gear.

10.15am: Secured General Quarters.


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18 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat -2.6, Long -36.0

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys – correct.

6.45pm: Passed SS Keresapa in position 1° 27'S 36° 40'W. Course as necessary to keep in touch with her. [Possibly SS Keresaspa? Mentioned Renown magazine page 117 as SS Kerasaspa.]


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19 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat 0.9, Long -40.6


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20 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat 4.3, Long -46.5

Cautioned Mr. A.A.P Hatcher - Signal Boatswain for inattention to duty Signed A.A.P Hatcher Sig: Bos'n.

9.00am: Wind increased to 6 & backed to ENE.

5.30pm: Clocks retarded ½ hour.

8.00pm: Closed hot-weather doors.

10.00pm: Concert held on Quarter Deck.


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21 October 1919

At Sea, Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad

Lat 7.7, Long -52.9

am: Turrets crews complete to drill.

5.30pm: Clocks retarded ½ hour.


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22 October 1919

At Sea & Trinidad

[No noon position recorded]

2.40pm: Sighted Tobago bearing 310°.

3.10pm: Sighted Trinidad bearing 255°.

7.00pm: Closed B & C Doors.

7.55pm: Boca de Navios abeam (Port).

8.01pm: Chacachacare Light abeam.

8.51pm: Altered course to starboard to avoid fishing vessel.

9.12pm: Came to.


[Each afternoon at Port of Spain, one watch is given leave to 10pm; from 26th October, the ship is open to visitors.]

[See Renown magazine page 117 for brief mention of visit to Trinidad]


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23 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

7.40am: Oiler RFA Nucula secured alongside. [There’s a photo of RFA Nucula alongside Renown on the RFA web site but it’s at Auckland and not dated]

5.10pm: Read Warrant 411.


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24 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

6.50am: Oiler RFA Nucula cast off. Received 3709 tons of oil.


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25 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

8.30am: Exercised Fire party.

11.00am: Tested lifebuoys correct.

pm: Leave to Boys 1.30 – 6.45pm.

3.30pm: Officers “at home”.


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26 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

11.30am: Closed B & C doors.

12.30pm: Pipe down.


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27 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

pm: Leave to Boys 1.30 – 6.45pm.


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28 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56


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29 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

pm: Wind veered to NE.


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30 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56


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31 October 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

11.30am: Received 55 tons of coal.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919


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[Signed] JD Campbell Navigating Officer

[Front page of log book split over above 2 scanned pages]

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1 November 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

9.00am: Tested lifebuoys – Correct.


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2 November 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

11.00am: Hoisted 1st & 2nd whalers. Closed B & C doors.


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3 November 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56


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4 November 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

10.00pm: Received 400 tons of oil fuel.


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5 November 1919

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

9.30am: Hands mustered with bedding.


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6 November 1919

[Date entered on log as 6th October 1919]

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56


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7 November 1919

At Sea & Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

7.30am: Libertymen returned: 9 absentees.

10.30am: Life buoys tested – correct.

12.40pm: 4 absentees returned.

1.23pm: Weighed.

1.32pm: ½ ahead both.

2.34pm: Cachachacare [Chacachacare] Light abeam (Starboard) 2.5 miles.

5.04pm: Sighted Grenada Island bearing 5°.

7.08pm: Point Saline Light abeam 4 miles.

7.12pm: Passed HMS Yarmouth at anchor.


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8 November 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to New York

Lat 16.6, Long -62.8

7.20am: Sighted Guadaloupe bearing 50°.

8.57am: Sighted Montserrat bearing 25°.

9.00am: Basse Terre [Guadaloupe] abeam 5.5 miles.

10.10am: Sighted Nevis bearing 349°.

Noon: Montserrat abeam.

1.35pm: Nevis abeam (Starboard).

2.25pm: St. Kitts (Basseterre) abeam starboard 15 miles.

3.03pm: St. Eustatius abeam (Starboard) 4.5 miles.

3.55pm: Saba Island abeam (Port) 4.2 miles.

5.04pm: St. Martins Island abeam (Starboard).

5.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour. Antigua abeam (Starboard).

6.30pm: Secured Forecastle and Quarterdeck for heavy weather. [Wind force 1; Northerly swell]

7.03pm: Sombrero Light abeam (Starboard) 5¼ miles.


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9 November 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to New York

Lat 22.8, Long -65.3

2.30am: Wind veered to the North.

6.30am: Furled all awnings.

10.30am: Divine service on Mess Deck.

2.10pm: Sighted Sailing Vessel bearing 20°. 10½ miles.

5.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.


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10 November 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to New York

Lat 28.1, Long -67.8

6.30am: Turned in 1st Cutter.

[8.00am: Wind force 6; State of Sea 5 – Rough to very rough, height of waves 5 to 10 feet]

9.30am: Control Parties.

9.41am: Man overboard.

9.42am: Stopped. Full astern both. Away 2nd lifeboat.

9.47am: Full ahead port.

9.48am: 2nd lifeboat collapsed. Stopped. Away 1st lifeboat. Manoeuvred as req. for picking up cutters crew.

10.28am: Hoisted 1st cutter. 2nd cutters crew picked up.

Patrolled looking for man 10° & 180° [?].

12.45pm: Held funeral service for Leading Seaman S.R.G. Franklin J.10734 and AB R. Light no. 236934. Drowned whilst on duty. [From Naval History Casualty List Richard G Franklin and Reginald Light. From CWGC: Richard Franklin was 26 and the Husband of G. I. Franklin, of 10, Hanman Rd., Gloucester. See Renown magazine pages 7 for more details of the incident.]

8.30pm: Exercised Duty Searchlights Crew.


Lost overboard by accident

1 set cutters sails & gear complete

1 boat's anchor 40lbs

1 Kisbie lifebuoy [Kisbee ring]

1 coir hawser

1 32ft cutter

4 boat hooks

8 cork life belts

1 Boat’s lantern

2 yards & 2 masts

1 set of Robinson's disengaging gear [arrangement of chains and hooks designed to drop boat into the sea level]

2 Carley Floats (large)

1 Carley Float (small)

20 paddles and 3 boat hooks for Carley floats


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11 November 1919

At Sea, Trinidad to New York

Lat 33.6, Long -70.5

11.00am: Stopped. [To remember the Armistice?]

11.02am: 16 knots.

5.30pm: Put clocks back ¼ hour.

11.15pm: Wind backed.


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12 November 1919

At Sea & New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

0.10am: Wind veered to NE.

4.00am: Commenced sounding.

8.45am: Sighted land on port beam.

9.45am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing 338°.

10.05am: Stopped. Picked up pilot. Course & speed as req. for leaving [should be entering?] harbour.

1.00am: Roamer [Romer] Shoal Light abeam (Port). West Bank Light abeam.

11.14am: Coney Island Light abeam.

11.47am: Statue of Liberty abeam (Port). Fired 21 gun salute.

11.51am: Castle Williams returned salute of 21 guns.

12.25pm: Came to.

12.58pm: Fired 13 gun salute to VA Columbia. VA Columbia returned salute.

3.35pm: British Consul came on board.

4.30pm: British Consul left fired 7 gun salute.

5.30pm: 5 Officer’s stewards & 1 Boy joined ship from HMCS Niobe.


[Each afternoon at New York, one watch is given leave to 7am]


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13 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

10.00am: Rear Admiral Wilson USN came on board. [Henry Braid Wilson? Commander-in-chief Atlantic Fleet]

10.00am: Rear Admiral Wilson USN left. Fired 14 gun salute.

pm: Starboard Watch make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Midshipman Knight RN discharged to USN hospital Brooklyn. [Injured on 10th Nov]


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14 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

9.45am: Admiral Clemin USN came aboard.

10.20am: Admiral Clemin left. Fired salute of 13 guns.

pm: Lost by accident 1 hammock.


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15 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

10.50am: Fired 15 gun salute to C-in-C, NA & WI. [Commander-in-chief North Atlantic? & West Indies?]

11.00am: HMS Constance moored in No. 5 berth.

6.00pm: 5 marines, 3 Petty Officers & 8 ratings joined ship from HMS Constance for passage to England.


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16 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

8.30am: US Destroyers USS Nicholson, USS Stockton, USS Southard [?], USS Taylor, USS Robinson, USS Mackee & Fanfare [?] entered harbour.


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17 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03


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18 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

9.10am: Exercised Manning Ship.

10.30am: Paraded Guard & Band.

11.12am: Fired 21 gun salute in honour of HRH Prince of Wales.

1.35pm: Manned ship. Paraded Guard & Band.

1.40pm: HRH Prince of Wales arrived on board.

4.35pm: Undressed ship.


[Chapter 24 of Westward with the Prince of Wales by W.Douglas Newton and pages 86-87 and 117-120 of the Renown magazine cover New York.]


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19 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

9.45am: HRH Prince of Wales left ship.

10.20am: C-in-C came on board.

10.35am: C-in-C left ship.

11.25am: French & Italian Consuls came aboard.

11.30am: French & Italian Consuls left ship. Landed Guard & Band.

4.10pm: Closed B & C doors.

6.05pm: Took in Engineers & Carpenters stores.


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20 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

2.00am: HRH returned on board.

10.00am: Paraded Guard & Band. HRH Prince of Wales left ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: HRH Prince of Wales returned on board.

7.00pm: Illuminated ship.

8.30pm: HRH Prince of Wales left ship.

11.30pm: HRH Prince of Wales returned on board.


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21 November 1919

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

am: Hands employed provisioning.

9.55am: Paraded Guard & Band. HRH Prince of Wales left ship.

2.30pm: HRH Prince of Wales returned.

10.00pm: 1 Marine joined for passage from British Embassy.


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22 November 1919

New York & at Sea

Lat 40.7, Long -74.03

9.00am: HRH held investiture on Quarter Deck.

1.16pm: Weighed Starboard anchor & unmoored.

1.55pm: Paraded Guard & Band.

2.27pm: Weighed Port anchor.

2.36pm: Course & speed as req. for leaving harbour.

3.21pm: Statue of Liberty abeam (Starboard).

3.50pm: USS Delaware took station ahead.

4.05pm: West Bank Light abeam (Starboard).

4.14pm: Roamer [Romer] Light abeam (Starboard).

4.41pm: Stopped & dropped pilot.

4.49pm: Proceeded.

5.00pm: USS Delaware parted company & fired 21 gun salute.

5.02pm: Returned salute of USS Delaware – 21 guns.

5.08pm: Ambrose Light Vessel abeam (Port).

6.30pm: Read Warrant 419.

7.00pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bore 8° 5.3 miles.


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23 November 1919

At Sea, New York to Halifax

Lat 41.1, Long -67.7

2.00am: Advanced clocks ½ hour.

5.20am: Altered course to avoid USS Frederick

6.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam (Port) 10 miles.


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24 November 1919

At Sea and Halifax (N.S.)

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

2.00am: Advanced clocks ½ hour.

7.14am: Sambro Island Light abeam (Port) 4 miles.

7.22pm: Chebucto Light abeam 0.95 miles. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour. American Destroyers parted company.

7.41am: Mauger [Maugher] Beach Light abeam (Starboard) 0.4 miles.

7.55am: Stopped.

10.30am[?]: SS [RFA] Cherryleaf secured alongside.

11.00am: Governor General came aboard.

12.30pm: HMS Constance fired 19 gun salute.

pm: Took in Paymasters Stores. Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30pm – 7am.

2.10pm: HRH Prince of Wales landed.

4.50pm: HRH returned on board.

5.00pm: SS Cherryleaf cast off. Received 3185 tons of oil.


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25 November 1919

Halifax & at Sea

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

9.30am: Paraded guard and band.

10.00am: HRH & staff left ship.

10.15am: Manned ship.

10.45am: Fired 21 gun salute in honour of HRH.

12.15pm: Manned ship. Paraded guard and band.

12.30pm: HRH returned.

1.15pm: Unmoored. Undressed ship.

2.30pm: HE the Governor General left ship. Engineer Lieut. Shute joined ship for passage. Closed B and C doors.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speeds as req. for leaving harbour. HMS Constance took station 5 cables ahead.

3.16pm: Citadel fired 21 gun salute.

3.31pm: Mauger [Maugher] Beach Light abeam (Port).

4.53pm: Jeddore Light abeam (Port) 7 miles. Lifebuoys tested & found correct.

5.12pm: Egg Island abeam (Port) 6.6 miles.

5.50pm: Whistle buoy abeam.

6.22pm: Beavers Light abeam (Port) 14.2 miles.

9.50pm: Altered course to starboard to avoid steamer.


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26 November 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to Portsmouth

Lat 45.1, Long -54.3

2.00am: Advanced clocks ½ hour.

am: Turrets crews complete to drill. Action SL [?] crews to drill. S2 & P2 4” gun crews to drill. S1 & P1 4” gun crews to drill. Exercised 15” & 4” Control drill.

pm: 15” & 4” Control parties to exercise.

6.10pm: Exercised S1 & P1 Searchlights.


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27 November 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to Portsmouth

Lat 47.2, Long -43.7

1.58am: Sighted searchlight (HMS Danae) on port bow.

2.00am: Advanced clocks ½ hour.

3.45am: HMS Constance parted company. HMS Danae took station 1 mile ahead.

am: Turrets crews complete to drill. Nos. 3, 4 & 5 Triples to loader.

11.30am: Closed B & C Doors.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Read Warrant 424.

6.50pm: Sighted Steamer bearing 112°.


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28 November 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to Portsmouth

Lat 49.3, Long -32.8

2.00am: Advanced clocks 1 hour.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured.

11.10am: Altered course 75° to get into station.

11.25am: Resumed original course.

1.30pm: Wind veered to SE.


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29 November 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to Portsmouth

Lat 50.1, Long -19.0

2.00am: Advanced clocks ½ hour.


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30 November 1919

At Sea, Halifax NS to Portsmouth

Lat 49.8, Long -5.9

2.00am: Advanced clocks ½ hour.

10.07am: Bishops Rock Light House abeam 2¾ miles.

12.15pm: Wolf Rock Light abeam 6¾ miles.

3.30pm: Lizard bore 312½° 12.2 miles.

6.35pm: Eddystone abeam.

8.52am: Start Point abeam (Port) 6 miles.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 includes returning to Portsmouth Dec 1919 – page 62]

[Swapped from monthly log books to year long log book covering 17th Dec 1919 to 1st Nov 1920]



LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 14TH 1919 TO NOVEMBER 1ST 1920



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919


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This Log is to be kept from the time the Ship is Commissioned until she is paid off; when it is to be transmitted as directed by the Admiralty Instructions.

The Name and Address of the Officer to whom the acknowledgment of receipt should be sent by the Deputy Cashier in charge, Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, is to be inserted by the Ship here.

Name: Commander J.D. Campbell MVO, OBE, RN

Address: HMS Renown, Portsmouth.

Log of HMS Renown

Commanded by

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For the Period Commencing Seventeenth of December 1919 Ending First of November 1920

[See top of file for the remainder of the transcription of this page and next three pages showing the ship’s specification]


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17 December 1919

Spithead

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed preparing ship for disembarkation of ammunition.

pm: Leave to Port Watch from 3.30pm to 7am.

2.45pm: Three ammunition lighters secured alongside.

4.00pm: Closed B & C doors.

5.00pm: Read Warrant 426.


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18 December 1919

Spithead

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

7.55am: HMS King George V entered harbour.

8.10am: Four ammunition lighters secured alongside. Water boat made fast.

10.00am: Water boat cast off.

3.25pm: Oiler RFA Kimmerol secured alongside.

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 3.30 to 7am.

5.00pm: 2 Privates joined ship from Forton Barracks.

6.30am: Ammunition party finished.

6.40pm: Ammunition lighters cast off.

7.00pm: Lost by accident 2 boathooks.

9.45pm: Oiler Kimmerol cast off.


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19 December 1919

Spithead

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed hoisting up ammunition

7.35am: HMS Rob Roy proceeded.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch keepers.

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 3.45 to 7am.

4.40pm: Oiler RFA Kimmerol secured alongside


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20 December 1919

Spithead

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

7.35am: Oiler RFA Kimmerol cast off.

8.35am: Four ammunition lighters secured alongside.

11.30am: 5 Ratings discharged to Haslar [hospital].

pm: Leave to port watch not disembarking ammunition from 1pm to 7am.

1.45pm: Oiler Kimmerol secured alongside.

4.30pm: Leave to remainder port watch from 4.30am [pm?] to 7am.

5.30pm: Ammunition lighters cast off.

9.00pm: Discharged (complete) 2182 tons of oil to oiler Kimmerol.


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21 December 1919

Spithead

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

1.10pm: Libertymen landed.

3.10pm: 1 Red and White chequered can buoy observed drifting eastward.


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22 December 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

5.30am: Starboard Watch hoisted out all boats worked main derrick.

7.12am: Anchor away. Courses and speeds as requisite for going up harbour.

7.42am: Spit Fort abeam.

7.52am: Stopped. HMS Victory abeam tugs Pest and Grapple secured alongside.

8.15am: Entered C Lock.

9.35am: Hands employed:- Cable party, Ship’s Stewards party, remainder part of ship.

10.30am: Landed beef 1709, potatoes 3000, flour 2636 lbs.

pm: Leave to Starboard and 2nd Part of Port Watch from 4.30 till 7.30am. For working party from 1.30 till 8.0am.

12.40pm: Hospital Party left Ship.

3.40pm: Hospital Party returned.

5.00pm: Exercised fire parties.

5.50pm: Read warrant 427.


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23 December 1919

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed:- 2 PB [Port Bower?] Crews, Dockyard party, Cable party, Bosn’s party, Carpenters party and Gunners party.

Noon: Barometer unshipped.

1.00pm: Care and Maintainance party work on cable, men going on leave clean and fall in for pay.

3.30pm: Men going on leave clean mess decks.

5.00pm: Ships company discharged to Barracks.



24 December 1919 to 22 February 1920 not included [Ship being refitted?]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1920


[Each day at Portsmouth, at around 5pm - Exercised at Fire Stations. At around 5pm Mon-Fri (to 5th March) - gave leave to one watch and part of the other to 7am.]


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23 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Ships Company rejoined from RN Barracks.

pm: Hands employed rigging derricks for ammunitioning.


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24 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.30am: Closed B & C doors. Undocked & proceeded in tow.

10.50am: Secured at South Railway Jetty.

11.00am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside.

11.30am: Midshipman Somerset joined.

pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition.

1.30pm: Discharged 2 seamen to Hospital.

4.00pm: Four midshipmen joined.


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25 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.30am: Two ammunition lighters secured alongside.

9.00am: Provision lighter secured alongside.

am&pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition and provisions.


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26 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition.

8.00am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside.

10.00am: Commenced basin trial.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

4.52pm: Finished basin trial.


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27 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed embarking ammunition.

7.30am: Two ammunition lighters secured alongside.

8.05am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

5.00pm: Completed ammunitioning.


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28 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.40am: Oil lighter secured alongside.

11.00am: Closed B & C doors.

12.30pm: Gave weekend leave to a watch until 7am Monday. [It’s Saturday]


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29 February 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident, pots, paint, one in no. and brushes, paint, two in no.

12.30pm: Gave leave to part of the watch until 7am.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1920


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1 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.48am: Oiler RFA Burma secured alongside.

11.30am: Lost overboard by accident brushes, paint, one in number.

12.30pm: Paid monthly money.

3.25pm: Oiler RFA Burma cast off.


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2 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.50am: Oiler secured alongside.


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3 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.30am: Hoisted 1st & 2nd cutters.

5.30pm: Hoisted in Barge and 3rd cutter.

6.30pm: Hoisted in 1st & 2nd Picket Boats and gig.


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4 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00am: Discharged 12 ratings to RN Barracks.


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5 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.50am: Submarine M2 sailed.


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6 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00am: Tested Lifebuoys & found correct.

11.30am: Closed B & C doors.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

1.30pm: Ship placed in strict quarantine. [Due to cases of influenza – see newspaper cutting from New Zealand]

2.15pm: Landed Patrol.

3.00pm: Discharged 9 midshipmen & 1 stocker to Hospital.

6.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

8.30pm: Read Warrant No. 639.


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7 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

5:10am: Discovered smoke & cause of same in "Y" CO2 room.

8.00am: Closed all ventilation and fumigated main & lower decks.

8.00pm: 38 Marine Bandsmen ratings joined.


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8 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.30am: Discharged one midshipman to Hospital.

11.00am: 3 ratings joined.

4.30pm: 19 ratings joined ship.

5.00pm: Discharged 8 ratings to shore.


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9 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.30am: 3 ratings joined ship.

2.00pm: 3 ratings joined. 2 ratings discharged to Hospital. 1 rating discharged to shore.

5.20pm: Read Warrants Nos. 440, 441, 442.


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10 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: HMS Antrim arrived.

2.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 443.


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11 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.15am: Discharged 4 ratings to Hospital.

4.00pm: Gave 48 hours leave to the Starboard watch.

7.00pm: Discharged 70 ratings to RN Barracks. 1 rating joined ship.

9.00pm: Read Warrant No. 444.


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12 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.30am: Discharged 17 ratings to Barracks. 1 rating joined.

11.00am: Discharged 2 ratings to Hospital.

1.00pm: Carried out Basin Trial.

3.45pm: Completed Basin Trial.


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13 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.30am: Halfmasted colours.

11.30am: Rehoisted colours.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

4.30pm: Gave 48 hours leave to Port Watch.


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14 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.30am: Discharged one rating to Hospital.


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15 March 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00am: Two ratings joined ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 7am.


[British Pathe news reel shows Renown being prepared for the Prince of Wales’ tour - includes cleaning, painting and some general views of the ship]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS RENOWN
To Australia and back

JP map Renown UK to Australia

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16 March 1920

Portsmouth & at Sea

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.45am: Oiler RFA Burma secured alongside.

10.30am: Lifebuoys tested & found correct.

4.03pm: HRH The Prince of Wales arrived onboard. Broke Standard of HRH at the main. All ships fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

5.43pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

5.47pm: HMS Victory fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

6.04pm: Stopped. Dropped pilot.

6.12pm: Speed 16 knots.

6.20pm: Warner Light Vessel abeam.

6.25pm: Stopped port engine for repairs.

6.30pm: Nab End Buoy abeam 630 yards.

6.45pm: Nab Light Vessel abeam 1350 yards.

7.48pm: St. Catherines Light abeam 6500 yards.

8.30pm: Tested searchlights.

10.25pm: Portland Bill abeam 13.75 miles.


[British Pathe news reel of royal tour shows the ship leaving Portsmouth; New Zealand newspaper article describes the departure day; another New Zealand newspaper article describes ship and changes made to accommodate the Prince]


[Each day from 17th to 28th March, when at sea, at 5.30pm - retarded clocks 30 minutes. From 17th to 24th March at various times changed between no.1 and no. 2 gyro.]


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17 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 49.0, Long -7.6

1.14am: Start Point Light abeam.

2.44am: Eddystone Light abeam.

3.19am: Altered course to Port to avoid sailing vessel.

5.10am: Lizard Light abeam 19 miles.

6.30am: HMS Walrus and HMS Waterhen parted company.

11.30am: Tested Lifebuoy buzzers.

4.55pm: Communicated ships position to French Trawlers.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 describes the Australasian tour – pages 63 to 73]


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18 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 46.1, Long -16.2

11.20am: Turned out both seaboats.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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19 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 42.7, Long -24.3

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.


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20 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 38.8, Long -31.5

8.30am: Sighted Flores Island, Azores bearing 270°

8.35am: Sighted Corvo Island on Starboard beam.

9.28am: Ruiva Head [Flores] abeam.


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21 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 33.5, Long -37.4

Noon: Tested Lifebuoy buzzers & found correct.

3.00pm: Exercised closing Hot Weather doors.


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22 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 28.3, Long -42.9

10.15am: Exercised Collision stations.

11.00am: Exercised 4" & searchlight control parties.

2.50pm: Exercised close hot weather doors.


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23 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 23.1, Long -48.5

9.30am: Turrets’ crews exercised at drill.

11.00am: Exercised searchlight control parties.


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24 March 1920

At Sea, Portsmouth to Barbados

Lat 18.0, Long -53.8

9.30am: Tested 3 pounder guns with practice shell.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident 10 cells patt 3361.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

3.10pm: Man overboard. Let go both lifebuoys. Called away lifeboat crews.

3.11pm: Stopped both.

3.13pm: Worked engines as necessary to manoeuvre ship.

3.24pm: Slipped Port lifeboat.

3.41pm: Hoisted lifeboat. Man not saved. [From Naval History Casualty Lists the man was LUSH, William J, Gunner, RMA, RMA 15739. From Commonwealth War Graves he was aged 20 and the son of Sarah Jane Lush, of Highleigh Rd., Sidlesham Common, Chichester, Sussex, and the late Charles Lush.]

4.25pm: Changed over to Port Telemotor system.

4.30pm: Held funeral service.

4.39pm: Speed 16 knots.

8.35pm: Tested emergency searchlights.


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25 March 1920

At Sea & Barbados

Lat 13.5, Long -58.6

9.07am: Sighted HMS Calcutta bearing 208°.

9.35am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat to communicate with HMS Calcutta.

2.15pm: Sighted Land bearing 270°.

2.50pm: Closed B & C Doors.

3.00pm: Calcutta took station 5 cables ahead.

4.00pm: South Point Light House abeam.

4.58pm: Came to at Barbados.

5.25pm: HE the Governor arrived on board. [Charles O’Brien]

6.20pm: HRH The Prince of Wales left the ship.

6.55pm: HRH The Prince of Wales returned onboard.

7.00pm: Landed West Indies mails.

9.30pm: HRH The Prince of Wales held reception onboard.


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26 March 1920

Barbados

Lat 13.09, Long -59.62

1.45am: Shortened in cable to avoid fouling American schooner.

3.00am: Lost overboard by accident, 1 grapnel.

6.30am: Oiler RFA War Sirdar cast off. Received 3031 tons.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

9.50am: HRH The Prince of Wales left the ship. Manned ship. Fired a Royal Salute of 21 guns.

12.30pm: Gave leave to the watch until 7pm. Petty Officers until 9pm.

1.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.50pm: Hoisted and secured seaboats for sea.

6.30pm: Tested lifebuoys.

7.30pm: Lost overboard by accident, marlinspikes, one in number.

9.00pm: Lost overboard by accident, lamps st~~ing oil, one in number.


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27 March 1920

Barbados & at Sea

Lat 13.1, Long -62.6

0.53am: HRH The Prince of Wales arrived onboard.

1.50am: Hoisted in all boats.

3.16am: Proceeded.

6.48am: Sighted St. Vincent Island bearing 303°.

6.55am: Sighted Land ahead.

2.30pm: Exercised closing Hot Weather doors.


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28 March 1920

At Sea, Barbados to Colon

Lat 13.0, Long -71.3


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29 March 1920

At Sea, Barbados to Colon

Lat 11.5, Long -77.0


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30 March 1920

Barbados to Colon & through Panama Canal

Lat 9.08, Long -79.68 [In Culebra Cut]

1.50am: Commenced sounding.

2.06am: Sighted Cape Manzanillo Light bearing 205°.

2.57am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

4.21am: Sighted Toro [Point] Light bearing 226°.

6.28am: Stopped. Embarked Pilot.

6.40am: Proceeded into Colon harbour in charge of Pilot.

6.47am: Breakwater Light abeam.

7.00am: HMS Calcutta fired salute 21 guns. Returned by shore batteries.

7.07am: Proceeded into Panama Canal.

8.05am: Arrived at Gatun Locks. Embarked Lock pilot.

9.58am: Proceeded. Disembarked Lock pilot.

11.35am: Gamboa Bridge abeam.

11.48am: Entered Culebra Cut. Proceeded dead slow.

3.00pm: Secured alongside lighters in Culebra Cut.

4.25pm: Slipped & proceeded.

4.50pm: Passed landslide.

5.35pm: Arrived at Pedro Miguel Lock.

6.01pm: Proceeded.

7.00pm: Arrived at Miraflores Lock.

7.35pm: Proceeded to Balboa.

8.45pm: Secured alongside coal wharf at Balboa.

Hazel Rod Fenders large, 4 in number, lost by accident working ship through Panama Canal.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 shows the ship in Culebra Cut and Gatun Lake – page 76]


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31 March 1920

Balboa

Lat 8.95, Long -79.57

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

10.00am: Divers examined Starboard propellors. [From New Zealand newspaper damaged during blasting in Culebra Cut]

12.30pm: Gave leave to the Watch until 11pm.

3.30pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a part of the Watch until 11pm.

5.00pm: HRH The Prince of Wales returned onboard.

6.25pm: Undressed ship.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1920

[Each day from 1st to 23rd April, when at sea, at 5.30pm - retarded clocks 30 minutes. 1st to 18th April on most days at sea at various times changed between no.1 and no. 2 gyro.]


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1 April 1920

Panama & at Sea

Lat 7.4, Long -79.9

6.17am: Slipped and proceeded in charge of pilot

7.24am: Disembarked pilot at entrance to dredged channel.

11.10am: Sighted land on starboard bow.

11.56am: Capa Mala abeam 5 miles.

3.00pm: Mariato Point abeam 7 miles.

5.05pm: Jicarita Island abeam.

6.46pm: Montuosa Island abeam.


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2 April 1920

At Sea, Panama to San Diego

Lat 10.00, Long -87.6

3.55am: Sighted USS Orion.

10.30am: Held Devine Service. [Good Friday]

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

3.00pm: Exercised close hot weather doors.


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3 April 1920

At Sea, Panama to San Diego

Lat 13.7, Long -95.2

9.00am: Exercised changing over telemotor systems.


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4 April 1920

At Sea, Panama to San Diego

Lat 17.4, Long -102.6

6.50am: Sighted land on starboard beam.

3.50pm: San Telmo Light House abeam 14.5 miles.

6.25pm: Point de Campos abeam 18 miles.


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5 April 1920

At Sea, Panama to San Diego

Lat 22.1, Long -109.4

9.30am: Exercised Searchlight control parties.

3.22pm: Cape San Lucas Light House bearing 050°.

7.30pm: Left Tropics.


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6 April 1920

At Sea, Panama to San Diego

Lat 26.9, Long -115.2

3.10pm: Sighted Mount Cerros [Cedros Island?] 50°.

6.30pm: Burned Searchlights for Exercise.


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7 April 1920

At Sea & San Diego, California

Lat 32.6, Long -117.2

3.45am: Commenced Sounding.

5.02am: Sighted land on starboard beam.

8.55am: Six American destroyers took station as escort.

9.38am: Fired Salute 21 guns with American ensign at Main.

9.42am: Shore battery returned Salute.

9.45am: USS New Mexico saluted Royal Standard.

9.54am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Point Loma 327° 2700 yards; Hotel Tower 51°.

12.45pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

1.00pm: Gave leave to the Watch until 7pm. Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Oiler cast off.


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8 April 1920

San Diego & At Sea

Lat 32.6, Long -117.2

1.25pm: HRH The Prince of Wales & Staff returned onboard.

3.00pm: HRH The Prince of Wales held reception onboard.

7.07pm: Weighed & proceeded.

7.30pm: Six American destroyers in company as escort.

8.40pm: American destroyers returned to harbour.


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9 April 1920

At Sea, San Diego to Honolulu

Lat 31.1, Long -123.6

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.


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10 April 1920

At Sea, San Diego to Honolulu

Lat 29.4, Long -133.3

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

3.00pm: Closed hot weather doors for exercise.


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11 April 1920

At Sea, San Diego to Honolulu

Lat 26.8, Long -142.6

3.30pm: Closed hot weather doors for exercise.


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12 April 1920

At Sea, San Diego to Honolulu

Lat 23.8, Long -151.6

10.00am: Turrets crews at drill.

2.45pm: Entered Tropics.

3.30pm: Exercised close hot weather doors.


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13 April 1920

At Sea & Honolulu

Lat 21.29, Long -157.88

4.10am: Lai o Kahiu Light abeam. [Kahiu Point – Moloka’i Lighthouse?]

4.15am: Sighted Makapuu Light.

4.52am: Sighted USS Birmingham & destroyer escort ahead.

5.40am: USS Birmingham saluted 21 guns, white ensign at the main.

6.57am: Came to at Honolulu.

7.02am: USS Birmingham fired salute 21 guns.

8.00am: Dressed ship. Fired salute 21 guns with US Ensign at the main.

9.04am: Oiler secured alongside.

9.14am: Oiler cast off.

10.07am: Secured oiler astern. Hands employed working oil hoses.

11.20am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

3.00pm: Gave leave to the watch until 7.30pm.


[Newspaper article covering arrival at Honolulu – including wreathes of flowers being dropped onto the deck of Renown from aircraft]


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14 April 1920

Honolulu & at Sea

Lat 19.4, Long -158.9

Lost by accident, while securing oiler alongside fenders, hazel rod, large, six in number.

6.05am: Cast off oiler.

6.17am: Proceeded.


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15 April 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Fiji

Lat 11.5, Long -163.3

am: Turrets crews at drill.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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16 April 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Fiji

Lat 3.7, Long -167.3

8.30am: Passed object awash ½ mile to 1 mile on Starboard beam.

9.35am: General quarters.

9.00pm: Stopped both. King Neptune came on board.

11.00pm: Crossed the Equator.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 shows the ceremony – page 78; Photo of King Neptune and His Court]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS RENOWN
Operations off Australia and New Zealand

JP map Renown Atlantic

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17 April 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Fiji

Lat -4.1, Long -171.3

8.40am: Enderbury Island 330½°.

12.40pm: Sydney [Manra] Island abeam.


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18 April 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Fiji

Lat -11.7, Long -175.4

3.38pm: Wallis Island bearing 191°.

4.25pm: Passed floating island on port beam ½ mile.

5.00pm: Nukuloa Island abeam.

5.15pm: Wallis Island abeam 10.7 miles.

Midnight: Advance clocks 24 hours. [Skipping 19 April 1920]


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20 April 1920

At Sea & Fiji

Lat -17.7, Long 179.2

7.00am: Wailagilala Island abeam 5.5 miles.

7.40am: Sighted Yathata Island bearing 195°.

9.25am: Crossed Meridian of 180°.

9.50am: Koro Island bearing 267°.

11.10am: Alldin [Muanivanua] Point Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

12.12pm: Waikaya [Wakaya] Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

3.58pm: Came to in Suva Harbour.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the watch until 10pm.

5.30pm: Oiler secured alongside.


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21 April 1920

Suva, Fiji

Lat -18.14, Long 178.4

6.10am: Commenced oiling ship.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

10.00am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired Royal Salute.

1.30pm: Gave leave to the watch until 7.30pm.

3.00pm: Oiler cast off.

5.50pm: Undressed ship.


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22 April 1920

Fiji & at Sea

Lat -20.2, Long 177.7

5.59am: Weighed. Course as requisite.

6.20am: Suva Light House abeam 460 yards.

9.18am: Cape Washington Light House abeam 4.6 miles.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

8.45pm: Left Tropics.


[Newspaper article covering the journey from Fiji to New Zealand]


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23 April 1920

At Sea, Fiji to Auckland NZ

Lat -29.4, Long 176.3

4.30pm: Read Warrants No. 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454.


[Up to 30th April: at around 12.30pm - Gave leave to the watch until 7am; at around 5.00pm - Gave leave to a part of the watch until 7am.]


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24 April 1920

At Sea & Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

3.40am: Sighted Cape Brett Light.

4.10am: Sighted Burgess Island [Mokohinau Islands] Light bearing 183°.

4.20am: Sighted Maro Tiri Light bearing 210°.

7.46am: Flat rock Light House abeam.

8.25am: Tiri Tiri Matangi Light House abeam 3 miles.

10.00am: North Head Battery fired salute 21 guns.

10.18am: Stopped. Course & speed as requisite to go alongside Wharf.

11.20am: Secured alongside Queens Wharf Auckland. Dressed ship overall.

Noon: Manned ship.

12.15pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

5.15pm: Undressed ship.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 shows arrival in New Zealand – page 80; Photo of ship at Auckland; Encyclopaedia of New Zealand has a summary of the Prince’s tour]


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25 April 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

7.00am: Lost overboard by accident, Brushes, paint, one in number.


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26 April 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

9.25am: Landed Review Party.

11.30am: Read Warrant No. 455.


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27 April 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

4.30pm: Read Warrant No. 456.

8.30pm: Landed party of 300 ratings to go to Rotorua. [The tour did not go well due to railway strike – see Syndey Morning Herald]


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28 April 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

7.00am: Lost overboard by accident, Brushes, paint, one in number.


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29 April 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

7.15am: Oiler British Light secured alongside.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

2.20pm: Oiler cast off.


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30 April 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77



LOGS FOR MAY 1920


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1 May 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

12.30pm: Payed monthly payment.

1.30pm: Gave leave to the watch until 10pm.

10.08pm: Landed Patrol.


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2 May 1920

Auckland NZ

Lat -36.84, Long 174.77

10.15am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

11.00am: Landed patrol.

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 10pm.

1.40pm: Landed patrol.

3.40pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Struck Royal Standard.

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 457, 458, 459.


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3 May 1920

Auckland & at Sea

Lat -36.4, Long 175.9

6.55am: Slipped from wharf. Proceeded into stream.

10.05am: Channel Island abeam.

11.40am: Cuvier Island Light House abeam.

11.10pm: East Island Light abeam.


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4 May 1920

At Sea & Gisborne & Napier

Lat -38.9, Long 178.2 [Estimate from light houses sighted at 11.44am & 1.30pm]

1.10am: Sighted Kotonui [?] Light bearing 287°.

5.30am: Sighted Gisborne Light bearing 315°.

6.57am: Came to at Gisborne.

11.32am: Weighed.

11.44am: Tuakina [Tuaheni?] Light House abeam 2.1 miles.

1.30pm: Portland Island Light abeam 7.5 miles.

4.02pm: Came to.

4.28pm: Weighed. Shifted berth one mile to Westward.

4.58pm: Came to at Napier.

5.02pm: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns. Dressed ship with masthead flags.

5.12pm: Undressed ship.

6.05pm: Read Warrants Nos. 460, 461.

6.55pm: Burned Searchlights.


[Newspaper article on visit to Gisborne including presentation of a bulldog by the Mayor]


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5 May 1920

Napier to Wellington

Lat -41.5, Long 175.8

3.40am: Weighed.

8.30am: Lost overboard by accident during bad weather, brooms bass, 12 in No. Squeeges, 9 in No. Buckets wood, 7 in No. Shackles and slip of chain securing anchor at Port cathead, one in No. [At 8am: Wind force 5, state of the sea 4(moderate); At Noon: wind force 6, state of the sea 5(rough)]

11.00am: Secured Ensign staff.

1.24pm: Cape Palliser Light 356°.

3.22pm: Front Beacon abeam 320 yards.

3.45pm: Embarked pilot.

4.24pm: Secured alongside King's Wharf, Wellington. Gave leave to a watch and part until 7am.

7.45pm: Broke Royal Standard.


[Newspaper article on arrival at Wellington]


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6 May 1920

Wellington NZ

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

8.00am: Dressed ship. Shore battery fired salute of 21 guns.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

1.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 7am.

4.50pm: Undressed ship.


[From National Library of New Zealand picture of ship at Wellington; back in Auckland absentee stokers in court -Newspaper article]


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7 May 1920

Wellington NZ

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

9.20am: Landed party for route march.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 7am.

6.10pm: Read Warrant No. 462.


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8 May 1920

Wellington NZ

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 7am.

6.00pm: Landed Patrol.

8.30pm: Read Warrant No. 463.


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9 May 1920

Wellington NZ

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

1.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 10pm.

6.50pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.


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10 May 1920

Wellington to Picton (South Island)

Lat -41.28, Long 174.01

5.32am: Slipped & proceeded.

8.00am: Brothers Light House abeam.

8.31am: Entered Queen Charlotte Sound.

9.55am: Came to. Dressed ship.

10.15am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired a Royal Salute of 21 guns.

1.00pm: Landed Patrol.

2.30pm: Gave leave to the watch until 10pm.

4.50pm: Undressed ship.


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11 May 1920

Picton & at Sea

Lat -41.28, Long 174.01

11.30am: Read Warrant No. 464.

3.02pm: Weighed.

5.56pm: Brothers Light abeam 3.5 miles.

6.30am: Sighted Karori [Rock] Light.

7.25pm: Sighted Pencarrow Light bearing 75°.

9.00pm: Cape Campbell Light abeam 7 miles.


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12 May 1920

At Sea & Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

6.30am: Sighted Godley Head Light 246°. Sighted Banks Peninsula.

9.47am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Port Lyttleton Inner harbour.

10.40am: Secured to No. 6 wharf.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch and part until 11pm.

5.30pm: Landed patrol.


[Each afternoon, from 13th to 20th May: Gave leave to a watch (or a watch and part) until 7am]


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13 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

4.30pm: Landed patrol.


[Photo of ship at Lyttleton]


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14 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

8.00am: Broke Royal Standard.

8.45am: Landed Marching party.

am: Hands employed securing ship with additional hawsers.


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15 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

3.00pm: Landed Patrol.


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16 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

5.00pm: Landed Patrol.


[in original scans 21st to 24th May appeared here as well as in correct place so pages removed]


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17 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72


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18 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

7.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 470, 471, 472.


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19 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72


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20 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72


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21 May 1920

Port Lyttleton NZ

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

9.25am: Broke Royal Standard.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 11pm. Landed Patrol

6.38pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.


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22 May 1920

Port Lyttleton & at Sea

Lat -42.5, Long 173.8

6.43am: Slipped from Wharf.

11.00am: Sighted Kaikoura Peninsular bearing 335°.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

2.39pm: Cape Campbell Light House abeam 8½ miles.

5.15pm: Brothers Light abeam 3.5 miles.

7.22pm: Stephens Island Light abeam 8 miles.

10.13pm: Cape Farewell Light abeam 11.7 miles.


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23 May 1920


At Sea, Lyttleton to Melbourne

Lat -39.8, Long 168.0

5.30pm: Retarded clocks 30 minutes.


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24 May 1920

At Sea, Lyttleton to Port Phillip

Lat -39.5, Long 158.8

5.30pm: Retarded clocks 30 minutes.

5.50pm: Read Warrants Nos. 473, 474.


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25 May 1920

At Sea, Lyttleton to Melbourne

Lat -39.2, Long 149.8

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 465 to 470.

5.30pm: Retarded clocks 30 minutes.

7.00pm: Deal Island Light abeam [Tasmania].

7.30pm: Sighted Cliffy Island Light ahead.

10.42pm: SE Point Light abeam 2.5 miles.


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26 May 1920

At Sea & Melbourne

Lat -38.4, Long 144.6 [Estimate outside Port Philip Bay]

1.10am: Cape Liptrap abeam.

3.25am: Sighted Cape Schanck Light bearing 311°.

5.33am: Cape Lonsdale Light abeam 5 miles.

6.45am: Dense Fog. Closed B & C doors. Commenced sounding.

7.10am: Stopped.

7.58am: Proceeded.

8.24am: Stopped.

12.40pm: HMAS Anzac secured alongside.

12.55pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked in Anzac and proceeded into Melbourne harbour.

1.30pm: [Proceeded].

2.17pm: Entered Port Philip Harbour. Point Lonsdale Light House abeam.

3.06pm: South Channel Pile Light House abeam 2½ cables.

5.02pm: Passed through Australian fleet.

5.08pm: HMAS Australia saluted Rear Admiral’s flag 13 guns.

5.11pm: Saluted Commodores Broad Pendant 11 guns.

5.45pm: Secured alongside New Pier at Port Melbourne. [New Railway Pier? renamed Princes Pier after the Prince of Wales]

6.00pm: 10 midshipmen joined.

8.00pm: Landed Patrol. Gave leave to a watch and part until 7am.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 Page 90 & 91 – on board HMAS Anzac.]


[Each afternoon until 11th June: Gave leave to a watch (or a watch and part) until 7am.]


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27 May 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

am&pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

8.00am: Dressed ship. Australian Fleet fired a salute of 21 guns.

11.30am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

5.00pm: Discharged 10 ratings to Hospital.

5.13pm: Undressed ship.


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28 May 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

8.00am: Dressed ship.

9.35am: Manned ship.

10.30am: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked on HMAS Franklin for Naval Review.

2.00pm: Manned ship. HRH The Prince of Wales landed from HMAS Franklin.

2.50pm: Oiler RFA War Krishna secured alongside.

4.00pm: HMAS Brisbane secured alongside old Railway Pier.

5.15pm: Undressed ship.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 Page 91 - Renown cheering the Prince during the review.]


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29 May 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

9.00am: Six Australian destroyers secured alongside Railway Pier.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

5.00pm: Oiler RFA War Krishna cast off.


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30 May 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92


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31 May 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

7.40am: Landed marching party.

9.00am: Divers examined propellers.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1920


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1 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

10.00pm: Brought new signal Books into force.


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2 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

6.00am: Discharged 3 ratings to Detention Quarters.

6.40am: HMAS Melbourne sailed.


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3 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

8.00am: Dressed ship.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns in honour of the birthday of HM The King.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.


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4 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

3.00pm: Commenced Basin trial.

4.35pm: Finished Basin trial.


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5 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92


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6 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92


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7 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

8.00am: Discharged 4 ratings to Detention Quarters.

9.40am: HMAS Australia sailed.

10.15am: Six Australian destroyers sailed.

9.00pm: Read Warrant No. 477.


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8 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92


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9 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92


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10 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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11 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

9.30am: Read Warrants Nos. 479, 480, 481.


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12 June 1920

Melbourne

Lat -37.85, Long 144.92

11.00am: 9 Ratings rejoined from Hospital.

3.30pm: Gave leave to a Watch and Part until 10pm.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 478, 482, 483, 484.

5.15pm: HRH The Prince of Wales and Staff embarked.


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13 June 1920

Melbourne & at Sea

Lat -38.6, Long 145.0

5.28am: Slipped and proceeded.

10.11am: Lonsdale Point abeam 1 mile.

10.20am: Stopped. Disembarked pilot

11.25am: Cape Schanck abeam.

4.07pm: SE Corner [?] Light House abeam 1½ miles. [Corner Inlet?]

5.02pm: Cliffy Island Light abeam 6.8 miles.


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14 June 1920

At Sea & Jervis Bay

Lat -35.3, Long 150.8

0.20am: Cape Everard abeam.

2.45am: Gabo Island Light abeam 13.2 miles.

4.13am: Green Cape Light abeam.

6.26am: Montague Island Light abeam 8.2 miles.

9.45am: Exercised general quarters.

11.30am: Ulladulla Light House abeam. [Warden Head?]

1.00pm: Entered Jervis Bay.

1.19pm: HMAS Brisbane fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

1.26pm: Came to. Dressed ship.

2.15pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

2.20pm: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

4.52pm: Undressed ship.

5.25pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

10.25pm: HMAS Una sailed.


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15 June 1920

Jervis Bay

Lat -35.09, Long 150.74

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 5.0pm.

11.43pm: Weighed and proceeded.


[Article from Sydney Morning Herald describes activities at Jervis Bay]


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16 June 1920

Jervis Bay to Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23 [From anchor bearings]

0.13am: Bowen Island abeam.

0.24am: Perpendicular Cliff Light abeam 1475 yards. [Point Perpendicular]

3.35am: Kiama Light abeam.

5.08am: Woolongong [Head] Light abeam.

6.00am: Sighted Sydney South Head Light bearing 10°.

8.10am: Six Australian TBDs took station as escort.

9.00am: Inner South Head abeam.

9.13am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Sydney Harbour.

9.35am: Australian Fleet Fired Royal Salute.

9.46am: Moored. Anchor bearings: Fort Denison 178° - 3.8 cables; Robertson Point 78°.

10.35am: Manned ship.

10.50am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired a Royal Salute.

2.45pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

4.30pm: Gave leave to the Watch until 7am. Landed Patrol.


[Sydney Morning Herald on 16th June has several pages covering the visit: Page 9; Page 10; Page 11 includes articles on the Prince’s Quarters, the officers of Renown, maps of the route into the harbour and other ships present; Page 12 ]


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17 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

9:42am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

1.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

2.10pm: Oiler secured alongside.

6.15pm: Oiler cast off.

8.00pm: Illuminated ship.


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18 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

10.55am: Sailed HMAS Swordsman.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.


[Picture of HMS Renown at Sydney from National Library of Australia]


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19 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am Monday. [It’s Saturday]

8.00pm: Illuminated ship.

8.15pm: Burned Searchlights and Fireworks.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 ships illuminated and fireworks in Sydney – page 95]


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20 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

10.15am: Sailed HMAS Sydney, HMAS Tattoo & HMAS Swordsman.

10.30pm: Struck Royal Standard.


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21 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

9.50am: HMAS Franklin sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.


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22 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

8.00am: Dressed ship.

am: Dockyard Workmen repairing Hawse pipes.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

4.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

4.53pm: Undressed ship.


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23 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

8.00am: Dressed ship in honour of HRH the Prince of Wales' Birthday.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

4.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

4.54pm: Undressed ship.


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24 June 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

9.30am: Struck Royal Standard. Saluted Australian Board of Admiralty Flag, 15 guns.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

1.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.


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25 June 1920

Sydney & at Sea

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

3.48pm: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.42pm: Came to off Outer Heads Port Jackson.

8.00pm: HMAS Franklin secured alongside. HRH the Prince of Wales embarked.

8.09pm: HMAS Franklin cast off.

8.14pm: Weighed.

8.32pm: Inner South Head Light abeam.

8.34pm: Macquarie Light abeam.

11.10pm: Burned searchlights.


[From 26th to 29th June at 5.30pm: Retarded clocks 30 minutes.]


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26 June 1920

At Sea, Sidney to Albany

Lat -38.4, Long 148.8

0.31am: Perpendicular Point Light abeam.

1.28am: Warden Light abeam.

4.03am: Montague Island Light abeam 21 miles.

4.20am: Sighted Green Cape Light bearing 220°.

8.13am: Gabo Island abeam 6 miles.

3.00pm: Sighted Wilsons Promontory bearing 254°.

3.55pm: Sighted Kent Island bearing 174°.

5.11pm: Cliffy Island Light abeam 4¼ miles.

5.28pm: SE Point Light abeam 1 mile.

6.47pm: Cape Liptrap abeam 15 miles.


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27 June 1920

At Sea, Sidney to Albany

Lat -38.4, Long 139.5

0.30am: Cape Otway abeam.


[From noon on 27th to noon on 29th - In sea temperature column: Impossible to observe owing to bad weather. Wind force reaches 8. State of sea reaches 7-8 (high to very high – waves 11 to 35 feet).]


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28 June 1920

At Sea, Sidney to Albany

Lat -37.3, Long 132.0

10.00pm: Found Torpedo drain tank at station to be full of water.


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29 June 1920

At Sea, Sidney to Albany

Lat -36.1, Long 125.1

9.25pm: Changed over steering engines.

9.40pm: Stopped.

9.42pm: Proceeded.

Lost overboard during heavy weather:- Brooms Bass, 5 in No.; Brooms Hair, 4 in No.; Squeegees 1.R., 3 in No.; Brushes hand, 3 in No.; Buckets Wood, 4 in No.; Brushes, dust, 1 in No.; Marlinspikes 9”, 4 in No.; Heaving mallets, 2 in No.; Blocks wood single 11”, 2 in No.; Blocks wood single 9”, 2 in No.; Blocks wood snatch, 4 in No.; Blocks MC1 single, 2 in No.


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30 June 1920

At Sea & Albany

Lat -35.0, Long 118.4

5.00am: Lost overboard during heavy weather, High speed walkers log line, one in number; Rotator, Walkers patent one in number.

8.40am: Sighted Land bearing 285°.

1.26pm: Breaksea Light House abeam.

1.59pm: Came to in Frenchman Bay, Albany.

3.45pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

6.00pm: Struck Royal Standard.



LOGS FOR JULY 1920


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1 July 1920

Albany

Lat -35.08, Long 117.96

10.20am: Landed marching party.

am: Carpenters employed caulking bottom plating in Torpedo drain Tank, 30 rivets being found loose on draining the compartment.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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2 July 1920

Albany & at Sea

Lat -35.08, Long 117.96

1.18pm: Weighed.

1.50pm: Breaksea Island Light House abeam 9½ cables.

3.00pm: Paid monthly money.


[From 3rd to 5th July at 3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.]


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3 July 1920

At Sea, Albany to Adelaide

Lat -35.3, Long 125.2


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4 July 1920

At Sea, Albany to Adelaide

Lat -35.5, Long 132.9

9.27pm: South Neptune Light abeam.

9.34pm: Sighted Wedge Island Light bearing 37°.

10.56pm: Cape Borda Light abeam 11 miles.

Midnight: Althorpe Light abeam 7½ miles.


[From 5th to 14th July, each afternoon, leave is given until 7 or 8am]


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5 July 1920

At Sea & Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

2.16am: Marsden Light abeam 14 miles.

3.53am: Troubridge Shoal Light abeam 10 miles.

5.50am: Sighted Wonga Light bearing 60°.

7.05am: Stopped. Embarked Pilot.

7.13am: Proceeded.

7.30am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Port Adelaide River.

8.10am: Secured alongside wharf at Outer Harbour Port Adelaide.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident during rough weather: Lockers, wash deck, one in number.


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6 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48


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7 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

7.50am: Oiler RFA War Krishna arrived.


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8 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48


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9 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

8.10am: Oiler RFA War Krishna secured alongside.


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10 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

9.10am: Oiler RFA War Krishna cast off.


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11 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48


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12 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

8.00am: Dressed ship.

9.30am: HMAS Australia, HMAS Tasmania, HMAS Torrens & HMS Huon sailed.

11.00am: Broke Royal Standard.

3.00pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital.

5.21pm: Undressed ship.


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13 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

9.15am: HMAS Australia, HMAS Huon, HMAS Torrens & HMAS Tasmania arrived.


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14 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

1.00pm: Landed marching party.


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15 July 1920

Port Adelaide

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

1.40pm: HMAS Australia sailed.

2.20pm: Cast off from wharf. Turned ship with tugs.

2.55pm: Fouled dredger.

3.10pm: Cleared dredger.

3.25pm: Secured alongside wharf, ship's head South.

3.30pm: HMAS Melbourne arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a Watch until 12pm.


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16 July 1920

Adelaide & at Sea

Lat -34.77, Long 138.48

1.15am: HMAS Melbourne & HMAS Torrens sailed.

1.45pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

3.55pm: Slipped. Proceeded out of Harbour.

4.23pm: Stopped. Disembarked Pilot.

7.40pm: Sighted St. Albans Light.

8.15pm: Cape Jervis Light abeam.

8.30pm: Burned searchlights.

9.17pm: Cape Willoughby Light abeam 3.7 miles.


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17 July 1920

At Sea, Adelaide to Hobart

Lat -38.3, Long 141.0

4.01am: Margaret Brock Light abeam 20.2 miles.

9.18am: Cape Banks Light House abeam 7½ miles.

10.29am: Cape Northumberland Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

1.20pm: Cape Bridgewater abeam.

1.47pm: Cape Nelson abeam 5 miles.

3.15pm: Lady Julia Percy Island abeam 12 miles.

8.00pm: Burned searchlights.

8.36pm: Cape Otway Light abeam 5.75 miles.

11.03pm: Cape Wickam Light abeam 17.7 miles.

11.40pm: Altered course to avoid sailing vessel.


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18 July 1920

At Sea, Adelaide to Hobart

Lat -40.4, Long 147.7

3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

6.35am: Sighted Wilson Promontory bearing 20°.

7.50am: Curtiss [Curtis] Island abeam 32 miles.

9.05am: Sighted Strzelecki Peaks bearing 94°.

12.40pm: Goose Island Light abeam 11 miles.

2.15pm: Swan Island Light House abeam 5 miles.

3.10pm: Eddystone Point Light House abeam 15 miles.

4.40pm: Eddystone Point Light House abeam 13.5 miles.

11.00pm: Cape Forestier Light abeam.


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19 July 1920

At Sea & Hobart

Lat -42.89, Long 147.34

4.57am: Cape Pillar Light abeam.

7.57am: Iron Pot Light abeam 1 mile. HMAS Huon & HMAS Tasmania took station as escort.

8.47am: One Tree Point Light abeam 0.7 miles. [Blinking Billy Lighthouse]

8.50am: HMAS Australia fired Royal Salute.

8.59am: Came to. Dressed ship. Anchor bearings: Ocean Pier Light 255° 3 ½ cables; Battery Point Light 234°.

10.20am: Manned ship.

10.30am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

4.30pm: Read Warrants 485, 487, 489 to 492.

5.00pm: Undressed ship.

7.30pm: Illuminated ship.

8.30pm: Burned searchlights.

9.00pm: Gave Firework display.


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20 July 1920

Hobart

Lat -42.89, Long 147.34

10.00am: Landed marching party.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

7.30pm: Illuminated ship.


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21 July 1920

Hobart

Lat -42.89, Long 147.34

4.30pm: Gave leave to the watch until 7am.

8.30pm: Read Warrant No. 494.


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22 July 1920

Hobart

Lat -42.89, Long 147.34

8.50am: Hoisted out Barge.

8.00pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.


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23 July 1920

Hobart & at Sea

Lat -43.0, Long 148.2

6.57am: Weighed.

7.11am: HMAS Australia took station astern. HMAS Tasmania & HMS Huon 4 points on starboard and port bows.

7.22am: One tree point abeam 9 cables.

8.10am: Iron Pot Light House abeam 9 cables.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

3.40pm: Cape Forestier Light House abeam 4.5 miles.

5.30pm: HMAS Tasmania & HMAS Huon took station astern of HMAS Australia.

8.36pm: Eddystone Point Light abeam.


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24 July 1920

At Sea, Hobart to Sydney

Lat -37.9, Long 150.0

9.28am: Sighted Mount Kay bearing 337°.

1.11pm: Gabo Island Light House abeam 9.5 miles.

3.30pm: Dressed ship with masthead Flags.

3.56pm: Boyds Tower, Twofold Bay abeam. Passed one mile off Town of Eden.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 495.

8.11pm: Montague Island Light abeam.


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25 July 1920

At Sea & Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

0.59am: Warden Point Light abeam.

3.04am: Perpendicular Point Light abeam 6¾ miles.

6.02am: Kiama Point Light abeam.

6.06am: Wollongong Light abeam.

9.52am: Macquarie Point Light House abeam.

9.56am: Hornby Point Light abeam.

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

10.41am: Moored ship. Anchor bearings: Fort Denison 177° 2.8 cables; Robertson Point 078°.

Noon: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

1.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

6.30pm: Hoisted in Barge.

11.30pm: Struck Royal Standard.


[Each afternoon at Sydney leave is given to a watch until 7 or 7.30am, except on Saturday when leave is given until Monday morning and on Sunday when leave is given to the Boys until 6.30pm.]


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26 July 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

11.00am: Discharged two ratings to HMS Penguin.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 496.


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27 July 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

12.30pm: Read Warrant No. 497.

3.00pm: Discharged one rating to Garden Island Detention Barracks.


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28 July 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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29 July 1920

[Sydney]

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

8.30am: Aired bedding.

11.30am: Inspected bedding.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No. 498.


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30 July 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

8.00am: Oiler RFA War Krishna secured alongside.

4.48pm: Oiler RFA War Krishna cast off.


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31 July 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1920


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1 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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2 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

3.00pm: HMAS Swordsman arrived.

6.45pm: HMS Veronica arrived.


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3 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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4 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

pm: Hands employed cleaning Bower Cables and as requisite. Found starboard cable to be fractured at seventh shackle.


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5 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

am&pm: Hands employed cleaning Bower Cables drawing stores and as requisite.

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident Buoys, Reindeer Hair, one in number. [Type of life buoy - see part way down article from Auckland Star July 1908]

5.00pm: Unmoored. Removed seventh shackle of Starboard cable. Moored ship.


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6 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

4.30pm: Oiler RFA War Krishna sailed.

8.00pm: Read Warrant No. 500.


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7 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

11.30am: Read Warrant No. 499.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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8 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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9 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

10.00am: Read Warrant No. 501.

10.30am: One midshipman joined.


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10 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

5.00pm: One rating joined from HMAS[?] Tattoo for passage.


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11 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

am: Divers examining under water fittings.

11.00am: Read warrant No. 502.


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12 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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13 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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14 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

6.00am: Hoisted out Steam Barge.

10.20am: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

10.50am: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.


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15 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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16 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23


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17 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

am&pm: Hands employed embarking provisions.


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18 August 1920

Sydney

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

am: Hands employed hoisting in small boats.

11.45am: Read Warrant No. 503.

1.00pm: Oil Lighter secured alongside.


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19 August 1920

Sydney & at Sea

Lat -33.85, Long 151.23

8.00am: Dressed ship.

8.15am: Oil Lighter cast off.

9.20am: Unmoored ship.

11.20am: Undressed ship.

11.58am: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.48pm: Let go Port anchor at Sydney Outer Heads. Anchor bearings: Grotto Point Light 294° 8.3 cables; George’s head 223°.

9.40pm: Mails arrived from Port Augusta.

10.30pm: Weighed.

10.40pm: Macquarie Light abeam.


[From 20th to 23rd August at 3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.]


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20 August 1920

At Sea, Sydney to Fiji Islands

Lat -32.0, Long 156.3

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

6.15pm: Lord Howe Island abeam.


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21 August 1920

At Sea, Sydney to Fiji Islands

Lat -27.5, Long 164.9

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 504.


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22 August 1920

At Sea, Sydney to Fiji Islands

Lat -22.2, Long 173.1

6.36am: Entered tropics.

9.45am: Hunter Island abeam. [Island east of New Caledonia]

8.30pm: Read Warrant No. 505.


[Letter written by the Prince of Wales on 22nd August to Freda Dudley Ward]


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23 August 1920

At Sea & Fiji Islands

Lat -18.14, Long 178.4 [No noon location given or specific location at Fiji Islands presuming at Suva]

3.17am: Cape Washington Light abeam.

5.00am: Sighted North Astrolabe Light bearing 076°.

7.45am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.57am: Came to.

9.30am: Oiler RFA Pearleaf secured alongside.

9.50am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

1.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7pm. Landed patrol.

6.30pm: Oiler RFA Pearleaf cast off.


[Newspaper article states that Renown’s voyage from Sydney to Suva was the fastest on record.]


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24 August 1920

Fiji Islands & at Sea

Lat -17.5, Long 179.4

0.30am: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

6.50am: Weighed.

10.48am: Wakaya Light abeam 2½ miles.

12.15pm: Alldin Point Light House abeam 4 miles.

2.40pm: Crossed Meridian of 180°.

6.09pm: Wailangilala Light abeam.

Midnight: Retarded clocks 24 hours.


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24 August 1920

At Sea, Fiji to Samoa

Lat -14.9, Long -175.1

9.05am: Good Hope Island abeam.


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25 August 1920

At Sea & Samoa

Lat -13.81, Long -171.77

3.00am: Advanced clocks 35 minutes.

5.45am: Sighted Opulu [Upolu?] Island bearing 14°.

9.28am: Let go Port anchor at Apia, Samoa.

10.35am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 506.

5.45pm: Weighed.


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26 August 1920

At Sea, Samoa to Honolulu

Lat -8.3, Long -169.0

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.


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27 August 1920

At Sea, Samoa to Honolulu

Lat -0.7, Long -166.2

3.00am: Advanced clocks 25 minutes.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

2.00pm: Crossed the Equator in Long 166°W.


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28 August 1920

At Sea, Samoa to Honolulu

Lat 7.4, Long -163.3

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 608, 609. [508, 509? from previous and following warrants]


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29 August 1920

At Sea, Samoa to Honolulu

Lat 14.8, Long -160.0

3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

11.30am: Paid monthly money.


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30 August 1920

At Sea & Honolulu

Lat 21.29, Long -157.88

6.00am: Sighted land ahead.

8.30am: Stopped. Embarked Pilot. Fired Salute of 21 guns, American Ensign at the Main.

8.35am: Proceeded into Harbour.

10.05am: Secured alongside No. 9 wharf, Honolulu.

11.00am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

11.05am: Oiler secured alongside.

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

3.00pm: Divers examined propellers.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a part of the watch onboard until 7am.

6.45pm: Oiler cast off.


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31 August 1920

Honolulu

Lat 21.29, Long -157.88

11.00am: Divers employed examining propellors.

12.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 7am.

4.30pm: Gave leave to a part of the watch onboard until 7am.

5.00pm: Hands bathed.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1920


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1 September 1920

Honolulu & at Sea

Lat 21.29, Long -157.88

10.40am: Oiler Ayama [?] secured alongside.

1.15pm: Hands bathed.

3.40pm: Oiler cast off.

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident, Brushes, paint, one in number.

6.08pm: HRH the Prince of Wales embarked.

6.10pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

6.42pm: Disembarked pilot.

7.20pm: Diamond Head abeam 3 miles.

7.48pm: Makapuu Light abeam 5.7 miles.

9.58pm: Kahui Point Light abeam 7.7 miles.


[From 2nd to 12th (not 9th) September at 3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.]


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2 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 20.9, Long -152.4

11.00am: Adjusted Vertical magnets of Standard Compass.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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3 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 20.3, Long -144.4

11.00am: Changed over to Port Steering engine.


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4 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 19.6, Long -136.6


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5 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 18.9, Long -128.5

11.00am: Stopped Patent Log for cleaning.

6.00pm: Restarted Patent Log.


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6 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 18.3, Long -120.8


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7 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 17.7, Long -113.5

am: Hands employed mustering kit.


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8 September 1920

At Sea, Honolulu to Acapulco

Lat 17.0, Long -105.9

am: Hands employed mustering kit.


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9 September 1920

At Sea & Acapulco

Lat 16.84, Long -99.89

5.50am: Sighted land bearing 20°.

7.09am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.25am: Let go Port anchor at Acapulco. Anchor Bearings: Fort San Diego 288½° 8.5 cables; Grifo Point 202°

8.06am: Fired Salute 21 guns.

8.25am: Oiler RFA Fortol secured alongside.

9.25am: Died onboard from effects of heatstroke, Fred Barnes, Stoker 1st class, O.N. K7861. [Temperatures have been in the 80s F for several days]

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

3.50pm: Oiler cast off.

5.04pm: Weighed.

5.15pm: Roqueta Light House abeam.

5.45pm: Stopped. Held Divine Service. Committed to the deep the mortal remains of the late Fred Barnes, Stoker 1st class. In Latitude 16° 40’ N Longitude 99° 55’ W.

11.15pm: Wind veered to south, heavy rain.


[From Commonwealth War Graves Fred Barnes was 29 and the son of Charles and Emily Jane Barnes, of "Twynham," Jumpers Rd., Christchurch, Hants.]


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10 September 1920

At Sea, Acapulco to Panama

Lat 14.2, Long -95.1

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.


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11 September 1920

At Sea, Acapulco to Panama

Lat 10.7, Long -88.9


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12 September 1920

At Sea, Acapulco to Panama

Lat 7.5, Long -82.6

1.55pm: Montuosa Island abeam.

2.45pm: Jicarita Island abeam.

9.41pm: Cape Mala Light abeam.


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13 September 1920

At Sea & through Panama Canal

Lat 9.22, Long -79.89 [Estimate in Gatun Lake]

3.41am: Bona Island Light abeam.

5.40am: Tobaguilla Light abeam 2.5 miles.

6.00am: Stopped. Embarked Pilot.

6.04am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to pass through Panama Canal.

6.26am: Fired Salute of 21 guns.

7.20am: Entered Miraflores Locks.

8.30am: Left Miraflores Locks.

9.15am: Entered Pedro Miguel Locks.

9.44am: Left Pedro Miguel Locks.

11.25am: Entered Gatun Lake.

12.45pm: Entered Gatun Locks.

2.35pm: Left Gatun Locks.

2.44pm: HMS Calcutta Saluted Royal Standard.

3.40pm: Secured alongside Coaling Wharf at Colon.

6.25pm: One rating joined from HMS Calcutta.


[Photo of Renown in Pedro Miguel Lock; Photo of Renown and Calcutta in Panama Canal]


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14 September 1920

Colon & at Sea

Lat 10.1, Long -79.0

7.00am: Slipped and proceeded in charge of Pilot.

8.05am: East Breakwater Light House abeam 1½ cables. HMS Calcutta took station astern.

9.35am: Manzanillo Light abeam 6 miles.


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15 September 1920

At Sea, Colon to Trinidad

Lat 13.0, Long -72.6

10.00am: Turret’s crews at drill.

10.40am: Exercised 15” control parties.


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16 September 1920

At Sea, Colon to Trinidad

Lat 12.3, Long -66.0

3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

10.00am: Carried out Range finder Exercise.

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

4.00pm: Exercised Collision stations.

4.20pm: Sighted Blanquilla Island bearing 130°.

5.30pm: HMS Calcutta parted company.


[Each afternoon at Trinidad: at about 1pm - gave leave to a watch until 7am; at about 5pm - landed patrol]


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17 September 1920

At Sea & Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

3.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

5.22am: Chacachacare Light sighted bearing 140°.

9.00am: Came to. Dressed ship. Anchor bearings: St. Vincent Pier 72° - 4 miles; Five Islands 337°

9.55am: Manned ship.

10.10am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

10.25am: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

10.35am: Oiler RFA Cherryleaf secured alongside.

2.00pm: Discharged one rating to hospital.

2.30pm: Oiler RFA Cherryleaf cast off.

6.06pm: Undressed ship.


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18 September 1920

Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56


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19 September 1920

Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56


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20 September 1920

Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

9.20am: HMS Calliope sailed.

7.15pm: HMS Calliope arrived.


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21 September 1920

Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

11.30am: Carried out rangefinder exercise.


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22 September 1920

Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

11.10am: Carried out Sub Calibre practice.

12.30pm: Lost overboard by accident Bunker plates, one in No., from 1st Picket Boat.


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23 September 1920

Trinidad

Lat 10.64, Long -61.56

8.50am: HMS Calcutta arrived. Fired Salute 21 guns.

9.40am: Carried out Sub Calibre practice.


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24 September 1920

Trinidad to Grenada

Lat 12.05, Long -61.76

0.50am: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

2.56am: Weighed.

3.38am: Chachacare [Chacachacare] Light abeam 4¼ miles.

3.45am: Altered course 360°.

3.58am: Chachacare [Chacachacare] Light abeam 2.7 miles.

5.00am: HMS Caliope parted company.

6.36am: Sighted land bearing 013°.

8.19am: Point Saline Light abeam.

8.56am: Came to at Grenada. Dressed ship. Anchor bearings: Fort George 117° - 6½ cables; Long Point 200°.

9.45am: Manned ship.

10.05am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to a watch until 6pm.

2.30pm: Landed patrol.

9.45pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.


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25 September 1920

Grenada to St. Lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.02 [No noon location given – used anchor bearings at 12.58pm]

5.51am: Weighed.

9.00am: HMS Calcutta parted company.

9.30am: Passed Kingstown St. Vincent.

10.55am: Sighted land bearing 65°.

12.58pm: Came to off Castries [City], St. Lucia. Dressed ship. Anchor bearings: Vigie Light 99° 6 cables; Tapion [Rock] Light 149°

1.40pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired salute of 21 guns.

4.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 6pm. Landed Patrol.

7.30pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked


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26 September 1920

St Lucia to Dominica & at Sea

Lat 15.3, Long -61.4

5.17am: Weighed.

6.40am: Diamond Rock abeam.

8.25am: HMS Cambrian joined Flag.

9.58am: Came to at Roseau, Dominica.

1.50pm: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

5.30pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

6.00pm: Undressed ship.

6.14pm: Weighed.


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27 September 1920

Dominica to Montserrat

Lat 16.7, Long -62.24

2.15am: Sighted Southern end of Guadeloupe Island.

5.25am: Sighted land ahead.

8.21am: Came to at Montserrat. Dressed ship. Anchor bearings: Plymouth Pier 110° 8.8 cables; Bransby Point 334°.

10.25am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed. Fired Salute 21 guns.

11.20am: Oiler RFA Cherryleaf secured alongside.

1.00pm: Gave leave to a watch until 6pm.

3.00pm: Oiler RFA Cherryleaf cast off.

4.15pm: Read Warrant No. 511.

4.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS Calcutta.

6.00pm: 3 ratings joined from HMS Calcutta.

6.30pm: Undressed ship.

7.30pm: HRH the Prince of Wales embarked.


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28 September 1920

Montserrat to Antigua & at Sea

Lat 17.14, Long -61.89

5.36am: Weighed.

8.30am: Came to at Antigua. Dressed ship. Anchor bearings: Pillar Rock Point 134° 8.5 cables; Ferris Point 203°.

10.30am: Manned ship.

10.45am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed.

1.00pm: Discharged 2 ratings to HMS Calcutta.

1.30pm: 2 ratings joined from HMS Calcutta.

5.20pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

5.46pm: Weighed.


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29 September 1920

At Sea, Antigua to Bermuda

Lat 22.8, Long -62.9

6.00am: HMS Calcutta took station 242°, 5 miles.

10.00am: Carried out 15” Throw off Practice at HMS Calcutta.

10.40am: HMS Calcutta took station astern.

2.12pm: Left Tropics.


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30 September 1920

At Sea, Antigua to Bermuda

Lat 29.5, Long -64.0

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.

4.30pm: Exercised Collision Stations.

5.20pm: Read Warrants Nos. 512, 513.

9.00pm: HMS Calcutta parted company.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1920


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1 October 1920

At Sea & Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.64

3.40am: Sighted St. David's Head Light 330°.

5.45am: Gibbs Head Light abeam.

6.57am: Came to at Five Fathom Hole, Bermuda.

7.40am: Retarded clocks 20 minutes.

8.00am: Dressed ship.

7.40am: Oiler RFA Cherryleaf secured alongside.

9.20am: Manned ship.

9.30am: HRH The Prince of Wales landed in HMS Calcutta. Fired salute of 21 guns.

10.55am: Oiler RFA Cherryleaf cast off.

12.20pm: 82 ratings joined for passage.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 514.

5.45pm: Undressed ship.


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2 October 1920

Bermuda

Lat 32.39, Long -64.64

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.


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3 October 1920

Bermuda & at Sea

Lat 32.39, Long -64.64

4.30pm: Paid monthly money.

5.40pm: HRH The Prince of Wales embarked.

6.02pm: Weighed.


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4 October 1920

At Sea, Bermuda to Portsmouth

Lat 35.0, Long -58.9

2.00am: Advanced clocks 20 minutes.


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5 October 1920

At Sea, Bermuda to Portsmouth

Lat 38.6, Long -50.9

2.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.


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6 October 1920

At Sea, Bermuda to Portsmouth

Lat 42.6, Long -42.3

2.00am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.


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7 October 1920

At Sea, Bermuda to Portsmouth

Lat 45.8, Long -32.4

2.00am: Advanced clocks 1 hour.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.


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8 October 1920

At Sea, Bermuda to Portsmouth

Lat 48.0, Long -22.2

2.00am: Advanced clocks 1 hour.


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9 October 1920

At Sea, Bermuda to Portsmouth

Lat 49.2, Long -11.2

2.00am: Advanced clocks 1 hour.

9.06pm: Bishop Rock Light bearing 045°.

10.30pm: Ran into thick fog.


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10 October 1920

At Sea & Portsmouth

Lat 50.3, Long -2.8

0.12am: Fog lifted.

2.00am: Sighted Lizard Light. Advanced clocks 1 hour.

3.59am: Lizard abeam 8 miles.

8.00am: HMS Verity and HMS Whitshed joined Flag and took station astern.

9.40am: Six destroyers of 3rd Flotilla joined Flag.

9.54am: Start Point abeam.

1.30pm: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

4.10pm: Sighted St. Catherines Light House.

5.15pm: Nab Light Vessel abeam 7½ cables.

5.56pm: Came to at Spithead. Anchor bearings: Gilkicker Fort 308° 2.1 miles; Spit Fort 356°

6.35pm: HRH Duke of York & Prince Henry embarked.


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11 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.45am: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for entering Portsmouth Harbour.

8.40am: Secured alongside South Railway Jetty.

9.00am: Dressed ship.

9.55am: Manned ship.

10.20am: HRH The Prince of Wales disembarked.

10.50am: Struck Royal Standard

11.30am: Discharged 28 ratings to hospital

pm: Hands employed disembarking baggage, stores and as requisite.

4.05pm: HMS Carysfort secured alongside.

5.30pm: Exercised fire quarters.


[A pictorial record of the voyages of HMS Renown 1919-1920 at Portsmouth – page 111]


[Most afternoons at Portsmouth: gave leave to a watch and part until 7am (on Saturday to 7am Monday); at around 5.30pm Exercised fire stations]


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12 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition.


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13 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition and cleaning oil tanks.


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14 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition and cleaning oil tanks.

1.00pm: Discharged 4 ratings to Hospital.


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15 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition

4.00pm: Read warrant No. 515.


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16 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

12.30pm: Discharged two ratings to Hospital.


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17 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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18 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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19 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.10am: Cast off from South Railway jetty.

11.10am: Secured in C Lock.

1.45pm: Cast off. Proceeded into No. 3 basin.

3.15pm: Secured alongside North Wall No. 3 Basin. Hoisted out all boats.


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20 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

1.00pm: Discharged 130 ratings to RN Barracks.

5.00pm: Warrant No. 516 read.


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21 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

6.30pm: Read Warrant No. 517.


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22 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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23 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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24 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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25 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

2.00am: Retarded clocks 1 hour.

9.00am: Discharged 11 midshipmen to HMS Thunderer.


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26 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed returning stores.

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital


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27 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed returning provisions and stores.


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28 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed returning provisions and stores.


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29 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Half-masted colours.


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30 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

pm: Hands made & mended clothes.


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31 October 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.30am: Paid monthly money.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1920


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1 November 1920

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

Paid off into Reserve (Care and maintenance Party)


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