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Humber-class River Monitor

Pendants N.15 (1914), M.00 (4.15), M.06 (1.18). Launched 17.6.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian JAVARY, taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in from 1915). Dover 1914, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Sold 17.9.20 F. Rijsdijk, became crane lighter. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Ready for RN service by 25 August 1914 and reached Dover four days later. Took part in Belgian coast operations October-November 1914 and then repaired at Chatham DYd. Remained in Medway until March 1915 and left for Mediterranean with her sisters, in company with the liner Trent. Arrived Malta 29 March but did not reach Gallipoli until June 1915. Refitted and given new guns at Alexandria in January 1916 and remained in Egyptian waters. Guardship at Akaba August 1917-February 1918 and sent to Mudros with her sisters in October 1918. Went through Dardanelles after Armistice and after three months at Istanbul returned home in March 1919. Refitted and left Devonport for Murmansk 20 May 1919. Left Archangel in September 1919 in tow, paying off at Chatham on 24 October. Sold in September 1920 to F Rijsdijk, Dutch salvage company for conversion to a crane barge, and was still doing salvage work in 1938. Probably broken-up post-1945. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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LOGS FOR MAY 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: Lieut N J Gates[?] RNR, Address: 11 Winchester Road, South Hampstead, London NW3


Tonnage (Displacement): 1520 tons

Extreme Length: 265ft

Extreme Breadth: 49ft

Engines

Manufacturer: Vickers Ltd

Description: Triple Expansion Twin Screw

Boilers

Manufacturer: Yarrow Large tube


Signed [VG] A Johnstone Lt Com RN


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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers

9

Seamen

71

Boys

22

Engine-room Establishment

33

Other non-executive ratings

16

Total

151


Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Mer AM 705

Name of Maker and number

Met Off

Height of cistern above sea

22ft

Error of Mercurial Barometer

nil


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Fore Bridge

Whether in screen

Yes


Armament


Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

Fore Turret

2 6in BL MK 14 & 15

Quarter Deck

1 6in MK VII

Boat Deck (Port)

1 3in HA MK

Boat Deck

4 3pdr MK2


Torpedo Armament

Nil


Boats


Number of each carried

Length and Description

2

30ft Motor Cutters

2

28ft Gigs

1

16ft Dinghy


Miscellaneous Information




Draught of water with Bunkers full, and complete with Provisions, Stores and Water:

Forward 4ft 9in

Aft 4ft 9in


Load draught:

Forward 5ft 3in

Aft 6ft 1 in


Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch

23.5



Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton)

187



Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

90



Quantity of Water carried

(a)

For Boilers

22


(b)

For Drinking

11


Signed: A Johnstone Lt Com RN “Captain”


[Editor’s Notes: Spelling for place names has been preserved to indicate the names used at the time and the variability in spelling within the logs. Where exact times are not indicated in the log they have been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side)]


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14 May 1919

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

No 3 Basin, Devonport Dockyard

am Ship commissioned with half crew by Lieut Commander Andrew Johnstone for service in North Russia.

pm Hands drawing stores and provisioning ship. Working party of 10 hands from Depot.


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15 May 1919

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

No 3 Basin, Devonport Dockyard

am andpm Hands drawing stores and as requisite. Working party of 10 hands lent from depot.


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16 May 1919

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

No 3 Basin, Devonport Dockyard

am Hands drawing stores and as requisite. Working party of 10 hands lent from depot.

pm Hands drawing stores, provisioning ship and preparing for coaling.


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17 May 1919

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

No 3 Basin, Devonport Dockyard

7.30am Commenced coaling ship, working party of 24 hands lent from depot.

4.0pm Finished coaling. Coal received 98 tons.


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18 May 1919

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

No 3 Basin, Devonport Dockyard

am Hands cleaning ship, drawing stores and as requisite. Working party of 10 hands lent from Depot.


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19 May 1919

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am Shifted ship to No 1 Jetty.

9.0am Hands drawing stores, provisioning ship and securing for sea.

10.0am Carried out 4 hours basin trial.


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20 May 1919

From Devonport to Immingham

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.40am Cast off from No 1 wharf and proceeded in tow. Pilot in charge. Courses as requisite for Plymouth Sound.

9.45am Secured to No1 Buoy, Plymouth Sound. Pilot disembarked. Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

1.0pm Finished adjusting.

4.30pm Slipped buoy and proceeded in tow of Tug Cynic Heaming.


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21 May 1919

From Devonport to Immingham

Lat 50.6, Long 1.2

2.0am Sighted Portland Bill Light bearing N57E

3.45am Sighted Shambles Light Vessel

9.50am Anvil Point N43W Needles N32E

2.14pm Owers Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

3.0pm Stopped engines to allow tug to parcel hawser.

9.45pm Royal Sovereign Light Vessel N48E, Beachy Head N52W

10.12pm Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam. Reduced speed in order to reach Deal[?] at daylight.

11.30pm Stop engines


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22 May 1919

From Devonport to Immingham

Lat 51.4, Long 1.3

3.10am Increased speed. Dungeness lights in line bearing N79W. S W Cobalt [?] Light Vessel S52W. Slow ahead (100 revs).

4.55am Dover Light House abeam

5.10am Courses as requisite passing through Downs

5.22am South Goodwin abeam

5.31am Stopped.

From 6am to 4pm Courses as requisite for passing through Edinburgh Channel and Black Deep.

6.43am Ahead 100 revs

6.58am Gull Light Vessel abeam

7.48am Elbow buoy no 2 abeam

9.27am Tongue Light Vessel abeam

9.37am Passed HMS Nereus

10.23am Edinburgh Light Vessel abeam

10.30am Passed HMS Sterling

11.25am HMS Nairana passed

11.30am SW Black Deep Light Vessel abeam

0.21pm NE Black Deep abeam

0.35pm Passed American Cruiser

1.35pm No1 buoy abeam. Passed HMS Tower

2.0pm No2 buoy abeam

2.15pm No3 buoy

2.33pm South Ship Head abeam

2.47pm SW Shipwash abeam

3.30pm NW Shipwash abeam

3.45pm North Ship Head abeam

4.56pm Aldeburgh Napes buoy abeam

5.17pm No13 buoy abeam

6.35pm No 92 buoy abeam

7.11pm No 89 Buoy abeam

8.36pm Cross Sands Light Vessel abeam

9.25pm Newarp Light Vessel abeam

10.08pm Would Light Vessel abeam

11.48pm Haisboro [Hasborough?] Light Vessel abeam


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23 May 1919

From Devonport to Immingham and at Immingham

Lat 53.6, Long -0.1

9.20am Humber Light Vessel abeam

9.50am Bull Light Vessel abeam. Stopped. Picked up pilot and proceed as requisite.

0.10pm Tug “Central No 1” secured astern. Entered Immingham Dock.

1.30pm Secured to East wall.


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24 May 1919

At Immingham

Lat 53.6, Long -0.1

1.0pm Hands preparing for sea and to be taken in tow.

2.25pm Shifted ship through locks to East jetty assisted by two tugs.

4.30pm Cast off and proceed in tow of Tug Retort.

5.30pm Bull Light Vessel abeam. Dropped pilot.

5.55pm Streamed patent log.

6.10pm Humber Light Vessel abeam

11.38pm No 14 Buoy abeam


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25 May 1919

From Immingham to Lerwick

Lat 55.2, Long 1.3

0.30am Hamboro Head abeam

4.10am Passed E Submarine

0.58pm Dunstan Light House abeam

2.17pm Longstone Light House abeam 2 miles

4.55pm St Abbs Head abeam

8.17pm Bell Rock Light House abeam


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26 May 1919

From Immingham to Lerwick

Lat 58.3, Long -1.4

1.32am Buchan Ness sighted N14E

2.0pm Hands refitting, preparing for coaling and as requisite.

4.09pm Sighted Fair Island bearing North

9.5pm Courses as requisite for entering Lerwick Harbour.

9.55pm Hauled in Patent Log.

10.25pm Shortened tow.

11.22pm Kirkabister Ness Light abeam. Slipped tug and proceed under own steam.

Midnight Secured alongside Collier Eastcheap.


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27 May 1919

At Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1

8.0am Commenced coaling.

Midday Finished coaling. Coal received 49 tons.

0.33pm Cast off from collier.

1.0pm Let go starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 4.5 shackles.

6.40 Shortened in to 2 shackles.

6.54 Weighed.

7.35 Secured astern of Tug “Retort”. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.44 Kirkabister Ness abeam.


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28 May 1919

From Lerwick to Tromso

Lat 60.5, Long 3.2

9.30am -10.30am Fired 2 rounds from each gun. Tested all Lewis Guns.

5.15p, Stopped for tug to pick up Pilots. Received from British Vice Consul 1 Confidential [for] Vice Consul, Vardo and 1 letter for Arkangel.

5.40pm Proceeded courses as requisite passing through Norwegian Fjords

8.20 Passed Smaask[?] Point into Plit Osen [?]

8.40 Passed Lyngo[?] Light House into Gaasvaer Osen [?]

8.22 Entered Aspo Fjord

11.0pm Entered Shar Fjord [?]

11.40pm Entered Reksten Fjord [?]


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29 May 1919

From Lerwick to Tromso

Lat 62.4, Long 6.1

am andpm Courses as requisite for Inner Leads Norwegian Fjords

3.40am Ulven [?] Light House abeam. Passed Tug “Reflector”.

4.30am Eased down owing to heavy westerly swell.

9.0am Entered Vardals [?] Fjord

10.44am Passed Hoggskinen Light House into Brei Sund

11.54am Entered Haro Fjord

01.56pm Passed Fladflessa Light House into Saltstens Fjord

4.35pm Lando Light House abeam. Passed Trawler “Crusoe” with lighters X207 and X219 in tow.

5.0pm Entered Ravne Fjord

10.45pm Passed Boroholm Light House into Kraagvaag Fjord


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30 May 1919

From Lerwick toTromso

Lat 65.1, Long 11.5

am andpm Courses as requisite for Inner Leads Norwegian Fjords

02.23am Passed Vaagsen Light House into Asen Leden

4.40am Passed Tug “Saucy” with Lighter “SSB1” in tow.

5.25am Entered Buholm Raasa channel

7.20am Riko Island abeam

10.18am Risvaer Light abeam. Entered Risvaer Fjord

0.03pm Helgelandsflesa Light abeam. Entered Melsten Fjord

4.26pm Entered Alst Fjord

4.54pm Passed Attera Light House into Alranga Fjord

10.0pm Passed M31 and M33

10.30pm Anger Light House entered Glomneen Fjord


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31 May 1919

Lerwick to Tromso

Lat 68.2, Long 16.0

am andpm Courses as requisite passing through Inner Leads

3.55am Passed Bjomay Light House into Vest Fjord

0.43pm Passed Trawler Goldaxe

7.20pm Entered Oi Sund

10.30pm Passed through Rystiommen

11.05pm Slipped Tug and proceeded alongside Collier “Urpeth” off Tromso.

11.40pm Secured.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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1 June 1919

At Tromso

am Alongside Collier “Urpeth” at Tromso

7.20am Arrived HMS “M33” and Trawler Garhill[?].

8.20am Commenced coaling.

10.35am Finished coaling. Coal received 26 tons.

5.0pm HMS M33 left harbour.

8.23pm Cast off from Collier and proceeded in tow of HM Tug “Retort”.

8.46 Grotnes Light House abeam

9.18pm Passed M31 and M33

10.30pm Entered Kaag Sund


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2 June 1919

From Tromso to Murmansk

Lat 70.0, Long 25.1

Courses as requisite Inner Leads Norwegian Fjords

8.45am Entered Rolfsay Sund

10.45am Bred Sund

3.50pm Ivarhalb Klubben abeam

10.07pm Kjolness Light House abeam 8 miles


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3 June 1919

From Tromso to Murmansk and at Murmansk

Lat 69.5, Long 33.5

3.15am Altered course as requisite for Busse Sound and waiting South of Vardo Island to discharge Pilot.

4.0am Proceeded Set course S65E.

9.0am Altered course as requisite for making Kola Inlet.

0.55pm Syet Point abeam 3.5 miles, altered course as requisite for Kola Inlet.

1.40pm Stop. Shortened tow. Hauled in Patent Log.

2.0pm Proceeded.

3.07pm Salni Light House abeam

4.20pm Slipped tug and proceeded.

4.45pm Tug St Just secured alongside.

5.35pm Secured alongside No 1 Berth Murmansk.


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4 June 1919

At Murmansk

Lat 69.0, Long 33.1

10.30am Shifted ship ahead 20ft, M31 and M33 secured astern.

5.0pm M26 secured alongside.


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5 June 1919

At Murmansk

Lat 69.0, Long 33.1

10.30am Balance of Ship’s Company arrived on board.

11.30am Returned to “Ladas”.

2.0pm Joined ship (Part of Ship’s Company) 1PO, 1 Plumber, 1 RPO, 2 Marines.

6.30pm M26 cast off.

7.15pm Cast off from Jetty and proceeded assisted by tug.

8.05pm Slipped tug and proceeded in company with M26, 27, 31, 33.

8.30pm Took station astern of M33.

10.0pm Course as requisite for Kola Inlet and Kildin Channel.

10.30 Left Kola Inlet, courses as requisite for Kildin Channel.


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6 June 1919

From Murmansk to Yukanski

6.30am Bolshoi Oleni Light House abeam

9.30am Khavlov Light House abeam 3 miles

4.15pm Altered course as requisite for Yukanski Harbour.

5.55pm Let go starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles.


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7 June 1919

At Yukanski [editor’s note - one transcriber describes this as Yukansk (Ostrovnoy)]

7.0am Arrived Tug Resolve and 2 Lighters.

11.0am Arrived Saucy and 2 Lighters and Coalaxe and 1 Lighter.

0.30pm Arrived Ironaxe with Lighter, Sword-Dance, Step-, Morris-Dance, Fandango, St Bees with 2 Lighters and St Just with Lighter.

3.30pm Arrived Steamaxe and Lighter and Poleaxe with Lighter.

9.30pm Arrived HMS “Ladas”.


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8 June 1919

From Yukanski to Archangel

Lat 67.6, Long 40.4

5.30am Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving Harbour.

5.50am Salni Island abeam, Streamed log. Set course North.

3.0pm Hauled in patent log. Entered field of loose hummocky ice.

3 to 5pm Courses as requisite through ice field [Sea temperatures shown as 30F at 4pm and 29F at 6pm]

5.0pm Passed clear of ice field.

6.05pm Cape Orlov abeam 3 miles


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9 June 1919

From Yukanski to Archangel and at Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

3.0am Reduced to slow, entered Ice field.

3 to 10am Courses as requisite passing through Ice Field.

4.0am Courses as requisite for cleaving loose hummocky ice. [Sea temperature at 4am 30F]

8.48am Keretz[?] Light House abeam

9.0am Commenced 1 hour steam trial. 10.0am Finished trial.

11.20am Stopped off North Dwina Light Vessel to pick up pilot.

1.0pm Courses as requisite for entering Archangel.

3.50pm Let go starboard anchor in 5 fathoms veered to 4 shackles, disembarked Pilot.


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10 June 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

6.0am Hands employed removing shores from Wardroom and Fore Messdeck.

8.0am 3 shipwrights and 5 Russian carpenters from Fox assisting to unshore.

2.0pm Hands removing shores from Fore Messdeck, wardroom and after store rooms.


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11 June 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

7.30pm Weighed and proceeded alongside Deep water jetty.

9.0am Shipwrights working party (“Fox”) assisting to unshore.

1.0pm Hands employed landing 2 after 3 pdr Guns and all spare gear. Unshoring mess decks and store rooms.

6.45pm M27 secured alongside.


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12 June 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

6.0am M27 cast off. Hands landing all shores and spare gear.

7.30am Hydrabad [sic][Hyderabad] secured alongside.

9.0am Remainder of ships company joined ship.

11.30am Landed gun shield of after 6” gun.

[Noon temperature 60F]

3.25pm Cast off from jetty and proceeded alongside collier “War Tempest”.


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13 June 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

7.0am Hands coaling ship.

[Noon temperature 39F, rain and snow during morning]

1.45pm Finished coaling. Coal received 95 tons.

4.30pm Cast off and proceeded up river, course and speed as requisite.

pm Courses as requisite proceeding up River North Dvina.

10.40pm Stopped engines. Took CMB34 in tow. 11.1pm Proceeded.


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14 June 1919

From Archangel to Beresnik [Bereznik]

am andpm Courses as requisite for Northern Dvina River

10.50am Stop. Slipped CMB34.

[Noon temperature 50F, raining most of the day]

3.30pm Advance of pay made to Ship’s Company.

7.12pm Let go starboard anchor veered to 1 shackle.

7.55pm M27 secured alongside.

8.30pm Weighed and proceeded.

10.45pm Let go starboard anchor veered to 1.5 shackles off Kurgomen.



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15 June 1919

At Kurgomen

10.30am Arrived M31 and M33.

7pm Discharged to Hospital Watson Armourers Mate.

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16 June 1919

At Kurgomen

9.30am Weighed and proceeded up River for Registering Guns.

1.0pm Hands employed laying telephone between Ship and Kurgomen and Ship and Gunners Bridge Left Bank.

2.20pm Action stations. Fired 6 service from Fore turret.

2.51pm Cease fire.

[temperature at 4pm 72F, sea temperature 55F]

5.0pm Hands working about telephone cables and salving Skiff.

5.40pm Opened fire with Turret guns on Enemy gun boats.

5.50pm Cease fire.

6.5pm Opened fire on Enemy aeroplane with 3" HA Gun.

9.30pm Weighed and proceed down River.

10.35pm Anchored in 10 feet veered to 1.25 shackles.


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17 June 1919

At Kurgomen

4.30am Arrived Morris Dancer and Fandago[sic][Fandango].

6.0pm Hands passing 3.5” wire round starboard side of ship.


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18 June 1919

At Kurgomen

7.0am Hands painting ship.

10.30am Swung ship 25 degrees to port by spring the cable.

7.0pm Telephone cable working party of 1 officer and 4 hands left ship.


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19 June 1919

At Kurgomen

1.30am Working Party returned to ship.

7.0am Condemned and thrown overboard 60lbs of bread.

[Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 60F]

9.35pm Weighed and proceeded up River.

9.55pm Action Stations.

10.10pm Hoisted pendant of SNO Captain Altham and staff on board.

10.30pm Anchored and connected telephone cables.


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20 June 1919

At Kurgomen

4.0am Action Stations.

4.30am Opened fire with turret guns at Troitza [Troitsa] Village.

4.46am Cease fire. Rounds fired 9 HE 6 inch.

9.0am Hands at action stations. Standing by to support army on Right Bank if required.

11.0am Hauled down Senior Officer’s Pennant.

2.0pm Hands at action stations.

5.0pm Borodino secured alongside.

9.0pm Secured from action stations.


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21 June 1919

At Kurgomen

3.0pm Captain’s Rounds of Mess decks and Store rooms.

5.0pm Hands placing 50 Rounds 6 inch HE shell and 50 cartridges into Lighter for Cockchafer.


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22 June 1919

At Kurgomen

10.0am Hands buoying telephone cables.

11.0am Weighed and proceeded to coaling anchorage.

pm Sunday Routine

[4pm temperature 90F sea temperature 66F]

7.0pm Secured coal lighter alongside. Landed Bathing Party.

9.0pm Bathing Party returned.


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23 June 1919

At Kurgomen

am At anchor in Red Beacon Pool

6.45am Commenced coaling.

10.25am Completed coaling.

11.20am Weighed and proceeded. Took in tow Coal and Ammunition lighters.

0.45pm Anchored Ammunition Lighter off Gunners Bridge.

1.45pm Anchored Coal Lighter off Tulgas.

pm Struck submerged Rock off Tulgas. Found chain locker and fore compartment full.

2.30pm Came to with Starboard anchor off Tulgas as Advanced Monitor.

3.15pm Opened fire with Turret guns on Enemy gunboat. 4.0pm Ceased fire.

6.30pm Hauled ship alongside bank to examine damage to side plating.

8.0pm Sword Dance alongside for oil fuel.

9.10pm Gloworm [sic][Glowworm] secured alongside.

10.0pm Gloworm cast off.

10.45pm Sword Dance cast off.


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24 June 1919

At Tulgas

am At anchor off Tulgas as Advanced Monitor

1.15am Enemy aeroplane overhead. Opened fire with HA Gun.

3.0am Yacht Kathleen alongside with diving gear.

4.0am Warped clear of Bank.

6.0am Divers examining damage to ship's side. Several plates and frames buckled portside abreast chain locker also several rivets loosened.

9.0am Hands at action stations.

10.0am 2 motor mechanics 1 lent from Hyderabad working on motor boats.

1.0pm Weighed and proceeded up River. Hands at action stations.

1.40pm Enemy Gunboat opened Fire. Opened fire on Enemy Gunboat.

3.0pm Ceased Fire. Anchored.

4.30pm Weighed and opened fire on Enemy gunboats.

4.35pm HMS Sword Dance struck mine forward and sank.

5.30pm Ceased fire.

6.0pm Hands salving gear from Sword Dance and passing wires around her. Step Dance and Morris Dance alongside for fuel.

10.0pm 1 Gun’s crew closed up in Fore turret.


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25 June 1919

At Tulgas

In Advanced position off Tulgas

3.5am Step Dance and Morris Dance cast off and proceeded.

11.0am One Gun’s crew closed up.

3.30pm Enemy gunboat opened fire. 3.50pm Ceased fire. 1 Guns crew closed up.-

5.0pm Step Dance alongside. 5.50pm Cast off.

6.0pm Cricket and M31 alongside. 6.45pm Cast off.

7.0pm Weighed and proceeded down river to Flotilla anchorage.


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26 June 1919

At Kurgomen

At Flotilla Anchorage off Kurgomen

6.0am Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am Received 15 jars of lime juice from Fox.

10.0am Ammunition party of 4 hands left ship.

11.0am Hands preparing to coal and ammunition ship.

1.0pm Ammunition lighter secured alongside.

1.30pm M33 alongside for oil fuel.

3.0pm Hands ammunitioning. Arrived 4 CMBs.

5.5pm Weighed and proceeded alongside coal lighter. M33 cast off.

5.45pm Secured to coal lighter. M33 alongside.

6.0pm Commenced coaling.

8.50pm M33 cast off.

10.10pm Finished coaling.

11.55pm HA Gun’s crew closed up.


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27 June 1919

At Kurgomen

At Flotilla Anchorage off Kurgomen

0.10am HA Gun’s Crew fall out.

9.20 Cast off from coal lighter and proceeded to Flotilla Anchorage.

10.5am Came to with Starboard anchor.

11.30am Discharged 1 Plumber and 1 Shipwright to Hyderabad.

4.0pm Hands stripping after 6" gun preparatory to transfer to Cical[sic] [Cicala].

6.0pm Hands transferring after 6" gun to Cicala and Cicala's fore 6" to Humber.

8.0pm Floating crane alongside. Hoisted in Cicala's 6" gun.


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28 June 1919

At Kurgomen

am At Flotilla Anchorage off Kurgomen

0.30am Cast off Floating Crane.

3.30am Hauled and secured Floating Crane alongside.

8.0am Hands placing 5.1 inch Gun on Crane Lighter.

7.0am Ammunition working party of 7 hands left ship.

8.0am 2 hands left ship for 7 days work on Sword Dance.

10.0am Cast off Floating Crane.

0.30pm Weighed and proceeded up River to new Flotilla Anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]. Took coal lighter in tow.

4.30pm Anchored coal lighter off Shestakova.

5.30pm Came to with starboard anchor in advanced position off Yakovlevski [Yakovlevskoe].

8.0pm Enemy Gunboat opened fire. HMS Cricket replied.

9.0pm 1 Guns crew closed up in Turret.


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29 June 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

In position as Advanced Monitor

1.0am Ammunition Working Party returned.

1.30am Opened Fire on Enemy Gunboat. Enemy retreated up river. Ceased firing.

5.0am Seaplane up reconnoitring. Weighed. Hands to action stations.

7.0am Opened fire on enemy Gunboats.

0845am Ceased Fire.

9.30am Anchored. Sunday Routine.

5.0pm Sweepers commenced mine sweeping.

11.45pm Opened fire on enemy boats.

Midnight Ceased Fire.


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30 June 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

In position as Advanced Monitor

11.0am 1 Guns crew closed up in Turret.

2.20pm Rear Admiral Green arrived on board for inspection of ship.

3.10pm Enemy Gunboat opened fire. 3.15pm opened fire on enemy shore batteries. 3.30pm Ceased fire.

6.40pm Opened fire on enemy's shore batteries. 6.55pm Ceased fire.

7.45pm Weighed and proceeded to Flotilla Anchorage.

8.20pm Came to with starboard anchor in 3 fathoms veered to 1.5 shackles.



LOGS FOR JULY 1919


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1 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

In position as Advanced Monitor

1.0am HA Gun crew closed up.

10.0am Hands painting ship.

1.45pm Weighed and proceeded down River.

2.30pm Anchored off Topsa.

3.0pm Hands salvaging stores and fuel from stranded Army Motor Launch and laying out wires for towing ML off shore. While working engines to tow ML 3.5” wire fouled port propeller.

8pm Divers clearing port propeller.


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2 July 1919

At Topsa

1.0am Divers clearing Port propeller.

6.20am Divers finished work.

1.0pm Hands salving ML [motor launch] and Working Party fetching timber from shore.

5.0pm Salving party resumed work on ML.

6.50pm Salvage party returned.


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3 July 1919

At Topsa

9.0am Salvage party working on Motor Launch.

5.0pm Paid Monthly advance to Ship’s Company.

9.0pm HMS Fandango struck mine and sank.


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4 July 1919

At Topsa

9.0am Working Party left ship for salving Motor Launch.

7.20pm Working Party returned.


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5 July 1919

At Topsa

6.0am Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 3 men left ship.

8.0am Working Party left ship for salving Motor Launch.

[temperature at 4pm 63F, sea temperature 63F]

7.30pm Salvage Party returned.


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6 July 1919

At Topsa

1.0am Explosion occurred off starboard bow cause not known.

6.0am Working Party left ship for salving Motor Launch.

11.40am Salvage Party returned.

pm Sunday Routine

5.0pm Working Party left ship for timber for salving Motor Boat.


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7 July 1919

At Topsa

2.0am C and D companies of Dyer's Battalion (Russian Troops) mutinied. Killing officers. Brought off Captain Barr (C. Company) seriously wounded.

4.0am Prepared to land marines and seaman’s landing party under Lieut. Tyler.

6.0am Issued to army 8000 rounds .303 ammunition.

9.30am Coal lighter secured alongside. 10.0am Commenced coaling.

11.0am Discharged Captain Barr to Hyderabad.

3.15 Finished coaling. Coal received 68 tons.

4.0pm Landing Party prepared to land.


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8 July 1919

At Topsa (am)

At Troitza [Troitsa] (pm)

2.0am Enemy troops attacking on right bank from Selmenga.

4.15am Landing Party fall in.

0.15pm Weighed and proceeded up River.

1.10pm Anchored and picked up telephone cable. Hands to action stations. Hoisted pennant of SNOR. Manned Lewis Guns and 3 pounders.

4.0pm HMS Cricket struck by enemy shell in Engine Room and holed on waterline.

5.0pm Weighed and proceeded up river.

5.10pm Opened Fire. Anchored in advanced position. Firing at enemy shore positions and gunboats.

8.30pm Ceased firing. Hauled down pennant of SNOR. Picked up telephone cable.

10.30pm SNOR’s pennant hoisted. M27, 31, 33 Engaging enemy and covering counter attack by our troops.


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9 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

1.0am Issued to NOP 2 days Rations for 7 men.

2.25am SNOR and Staff left ship.

4.0am Hands at action stations.

6.0am Secured from action stations.

6.0pm Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 4 hands left ship.

8.0pm 1 Gun’s crew closed up in turret.


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10 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

In position as Advanced Monitor

2.0am One Guns crew closed up in Turret.

9.0am Weighed and proceeded up river to advanced position. 9.25am Came to with port anchor.

9.55am Opened fire on enemy gunboats. 10.0am Ceased fire.

[temperature at 4pm 89F, sea temperature 74F]

pm One Guns crew closed up in turret.

10.0pm Seaplanes bombing enemy positions.


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11 July 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

At anchor off Yakovlevskoe as Advanced Monitor

0.5am Opened fire on Enemy gunboat. 0.20am Ceased firing.

6.0am One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

9.0am Duty CMB 36 secured alongside.

8.30pm Drifting mine sighted.

9.45pm SNOR and staff arrived on board.

10.0pm Action stations. Opened fire on enemy's shore batteries. 10.45pm Ceased firing.

Midnight SNOR left.


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12 July 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

am At anchor in advanced position off Yakovlevskoe

0.15am Blew up mine on Shore.

4.5am Sighted 11 drifting mines floating down river. Gig and skiff proceeded to pick up and render safe mines.

9.20am Weighed and proceeded to flotilla anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa].

10.0am Came to with port anchor, picked up telephone cable.

11.0am Exercised control parties, gunlayers and trainers.

[temperature at 4pm 90F, sea temperature 65F]

7.30pm Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 4 hands left ship.

9.0pm Hands ammunitioning ship.


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13 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]

Sunday Routine.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7pm


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14 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At anchor Flotilla Anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]

6.0am Hands cleaning ship.

8.0am Weighed and shifted billet .

8.16am Enemy Opened Fire.

10.0am Ship at the Ready.

2.0am Exercised control parties. One guns crew closed up in turret.

6.0pm Ship at the Ready.


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15 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At anchor Flotilla Anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]

4.0am Ship at the Ready.

5.0am One Guns crew closed up in Turret.

7.0am Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 4 hands left ship.

11.0am Hands employed making mine nets and as requisite.

pm Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up.

9.0pm Mine lookout party returned.


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16 July 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

At anchor off Yakovlevskoe as Advanced Monitor

3.0am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to advanced position off Yakovlevskoi [Yakovlevskoe].

10.0am Hands employed making mine net and as requisite.

pm Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up.

4pm Hands employed making mine net.

[temperature at 4pm 91F, sea temperature 69F]


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17 July 1919

At Yakovlevskoi [Yakovlevskoe]

At anchor off Yakovlevskoe as Advanced Monitor

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in turret.

10.0am Hands making mine defence net.

7.0pm Hands laying mine defence net.

11.0pm Opened fire on enemy gunboat 11.10pm Ceased firing.


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18 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

am At anchor off Yakovlevskoe as Advanced Monitor

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up.

Midday Weighed and proceeded.

pm At anchor in Flotilla Anchorage.

1.35pm Came to with Port anchor veered to 1 shackle in Flotilla anchorage.

2.45pm Coal lighter secured alongside.

4.0pm Commenced coaling.

8.30pm Finished coaling. Coal received 60 tons.

9.0pm Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 4 men left ship.


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19 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At anchor off Troitza [Troitsa]

1.28am Sighted enemy aircraft. 1.32am Opened fire. 1.37am Ceased fire. Enemy dropped two bombs causing no damage.

8.0am Mine lookout party returned.

2.0pm Aeroplane crashed.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7pm


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20 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]

8am Ammunition Working Party of 1 P.O. and 10 men left ship.

[temperature at 4pm 67F, sea temperature 69F]

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7pm

6.55pm Seaplane crashed.

8.40am Working Party returned to ship.


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21 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]

6am Working party left ship to recover wires used in salving Motor Launch.

10.30am Working Party returned.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7pm

8.0pm Mine lookout Party returned.


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22 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

8.0am Weighed and proceeded up river to “Stand by berth”.

8.25am Anchored in Stand by Berth off Shestokova.

pm One Guns crew closed up in Fore turret. Ship at the Ready.


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23 July 1919

At Shestokova [by inference]

At anchor in Advanced position

am One Guns crew closed up. Ship at the Ready.

am Hands painting ship.

pm Exercised boat pulling.

6.pm Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 4 hands left ship.


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24 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

am At anchor in “Standby” Position.

am One Guns crew closed up. Ship at the Ready.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to advanced position. 8.15am Came to with port anchor.

9.30am Mine lookout party returned.

10.0am Hands painting ship.

pm At anchor off Yakolevskoi [sic][Yakovlevskoe] as Advanced Monitor. Ship at the Ready.

5.0pm 1 Armourer's Mate and 1 Leading Signalman joined ship.


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25 July 1919

At Yakovlevskoi [Yakovlevskoe]

At anchor in Advanced position

2am 3 CMBs secured alongside.

am Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

0.35pm Opened fire on enemy gunboat. 0.55pm Ceased fire.

1.20pm Opened fire on Enemy Gunboat. 1.45pm Ceased fire.


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26 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

am At anchor as Advanced Monitor

am Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up in turret.

7.30am Mine lookout party of 1 officer and 4 hands left ship.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to Flotilla Anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa]. 8.20am Anchored.

9.30am Ammunition Lighter secured alongside. Hands ammunitioning ship.

pm At Flotilla Anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa].

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7.0pm

5.55pm Finished ammunitioning.

6.20pm Weighed 6.30pm Came to with Port anchor.

8.0pm Mine Lookout Party Returned.

9.30pm HA Guns crew closed up.


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27 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

2.0 a.m. Sighted enemy aircraft; opened fire with 3" HA 2.20am Ceased fire.

10.0am Landed 1 officer and 12 men for Memorial Service to Men who lost their lives minesweeping.

1.0pm Working party of hands left ship for work in Provision lighter.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm

7.0pm Working Party returned. Provision lighter secured alongside.


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28 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

0.40am 2 enemy aircraft passed overhead dropped 1 bomb. Opened fire with 3" HA.

1.0am Ceased fire.

6.0am Hands Provisioning ship.

11.40am Finished Provisioning.

00.40pm Provision Lighter cast off. Hands striking down and stowing Provisions.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm

6.0pm Mine lookout party left ship.


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29 July 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

8.0am Working party of 1 officer and 11 hands left ship for work down river.

10.0am Landed RM detachment for exercise and drill.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 7.30pm

7.0pm Working party returned.


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30 July 1919

At Shestakova

At anchor in Standby Berth

8.0am Weighed and proceeded up river to standby berth.

9.30am Exercised control parties.

pm Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

4.30pm Exercised control Parties and guns crews.


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31 July 1919

At Shestakova

At anchor in Standby Berth

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

7.0am Mine lookout party left ship.

4.30pm Exercised control parties. Hands hoisting in stern anchor.

7.0pm One W/T Rating joined ship.

8.0pm Mine lookout party returned.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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1 August 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

At anchor in Advanced Position

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to advanced position off Yakovlevskoe.

8.20am Came to with Starboard anchor. Landed 1 officer 18 seamen and marines for service ashore.

8.0pm Ship at the Ready.


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2 August 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

At anchor as Advanced Monitor.

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

8.0pm Discharged Chief Armourer to Borodino.


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3 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla anchorage

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to Flotilla Anchorage.

8.30am Working Party of 1 officer and 10 hands left ship for work on ammunition lighter.

10.0am Came to with port anchor secured coal lighter alongside. 10.30am Commenced coaling.

5.30pm Finished coaling. Coal received 62 tons.

7.0pm Working Party returned.

7.30pm Mine lookout Party left ship.


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4 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla anchorage

5.15am Mines reported drifting down river. Night boat's crew left ship to pick up mines.

6.45am Boat returned.

8.0am Discharged P.O. Johncock (temp) to “Borodino” for Diving operations.

9.0am Mine lookout party returned.

11.0am Paid mess savings.

pm Hands employed making Mine defence net.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm

pm Hands making Mine Net.

7.0pm Chief Armourer rejoined ship.

8.0pm First Lieutenant and Working Party left ship for laying Mine Net.

10.45pm Working party returned.


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5 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla anchorage

7.30am Mine lookout Party left ship.

am Hands removing Armour Plate from ship's side and as requisite.

11.30am X Lighter secured alongside.

pm Hands removing Armour Plate from ship's side.

pm One rating joined ship.

pm One Joiner joined ship.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm

6.0pm Lighter X cast off.

8.15pm Enemy opened fire on Flotilla anchorage.

9.45pm Cicala struck mine.

9.50pm Weighed and proceeded to Stand by position. Darkened ship.


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6 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At “Ready” Position off Safronovskaya

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

[rain all morning, heavy at noon, noon temperature 60F, wind up to force 6-7 at 8pm, from SE]

9.0am Hands removing armour plates from ship's side and as requisite.

pm 1 Stoker P.O. joined ship from Hyderabad.


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7 August 1919

At Safronovskaya

am At “Ready” position

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

8.0am 3 Seamen, 1 Sergeant and 4 marines landed for service ashore.

10.0am Hands removing armour plates from ship's side.

pm At anchor in Advanced Position of Yakovlevskoe.

pm Lost overboard while working on Motor Boat 1 pair plyers, 1 Hacksaw frame.

4.15pm Enemy opened fire on advanced position. Weighed and proceeded to advanced position.

5.40pm Opened fire on Enemy gunboats. 6.17pm Ceased fire.

6.25pm Came to with starboard anchor. Discharged 1 Rating to Hyderabad for Hospital treatment.

[Intermittent rain during the day and winds varying from force 2 to 6, from S and W]


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8 August 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

At anchor as Advanced Monitor

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

8.0pm Shifted berth behind the mine defence net.


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9 August 1919

At Yakovlevskoe

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

9.0am Hands laying buoys for telephone cables and as requisite.

7.0pm Mine Sweeping Boat carrying out sweeping operations.

[Rain most of the day, SE wind, force 2, temperature at 4pm 67F]


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10 August 1919

At anchor off Seletski Island

1am Hands laying telephone cables. Sweeping boats returned.

2.45am Enemy opened heavy and accurate fire on advanced position. Weighed and proceeded upstream.

3.15am Came to with starboard anchor between telephone buoys off Seletski.

am Ship at the Ready. One guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

6.0am Hands connecting up telephone cables to both banks of River and cleaning ship.

8.0am Action stations tested through all communications.

10.0am Hoisted Pennant of SNOR, 2 CMBs secured alongside.

11.0am Barometer unshipped for firing.

11.20am Opened fire with fore turret on Enemy shore positions and batteries in Borok.

Midday Ceased Bombardment.

0.10pm Opened fire on Enemy Gunboat. 0.30 Ceased fire.

1.0pm Weighed. 1.20pm Anchored off Seltso.

2.0pm Opened fire on Enemy shore positions.

2.50pm CMBs cast off.

2.55pm Ceased bombardment of Borok.

3.30pm Ammunition lighter secured alongside. Received 100 rounds 6" HE.

4.55pm Commenced Bombardment of Seltso. 5.12pm Ceased fire.

5.25pm Opened fire on Seltso. 6.20pm Flotilla Cease fire.

7.30pm Opened fire on Borok. 8.10pm Cease fire.

8.20pm Received 100 rounds 6" HE.

10.20pm HMS Borodino secured alongside.

11.0pm Hands ammunitioning ship. Landed 1 officer and 10 men to round up enemy prisoners.

[Rain most of the day]


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11 August 1919

At Seltso

am At anchor off Seltso

2.0am Watch ammunitioning ship. Ship at the Ready.

3.30am Landing party returned.

5.5am Mine sweeping boats left ship for operations up River.

6.0am Let go second anchor. 7.15am Weighed second anchor.

8.30am Hands fuzing shell and as requisite.

10.0am Ammunition Lighter cast off.

1.30pm Steam Tug “Archangel” struck mine while sweeping and sunk. Lieut CE McLaughlin killed.

One pair binoculars 70636, Webley pistol no. 412430 complete with leather gear issued to the late Lieut CE McLaughlin lost.

4.20pm Cricket relieved Humber as advanced Monitor.

4.30pm Weighed and proceeded to flotilla anchorage off Troitza [Troitsa].

6.30pm Commenced coaling.

8.40pm Finished coaling. Coal received 23 tons.

[Rain for most of the day]


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12 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

6.0am Coal lighter secured alongside.

10.30am Finished coaling. Coal received 22 tons.

11.0 Weighed and shifted berth abeam of Hyderabad.


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13 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

8.0am Mine lookout party left ship.

am Removing armour plates from ship's side.

[2pm sudden increase in wind, ESE force 6-7, with rain, back to force 2 at 4pm, low barometric pressure all day]

2.35pm Let go second anchor. Mine lookout party left ship.

6.0pm Two divers lent for work on M 33.

10.0pm Mine lookout party returned.


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14 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

am Removing armour plates from ship's side. Sponging out Guns.

7.0pm 1 leading seaman, 2 ABs and 1 Stoker left ship for minelaying duties.

9.0pm 3 pounder Gun's crew closed up. Keeping watch on Russian tug.


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15 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

am Switched on Searchlights at intervals during dark hours. Keeping watch on Russian tug.

am Lost overboard 1 pair Pincers Pattern No. 458.

am andpm Hands removing armour plates from ship's side and as requisite.

6.0pm Mine lookout party left ship.

[Rain on and off all day, maximum temperature at noon 59F]


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16 August 1919

At Seltso

At Advanced Position

1.0am Landed Escort of 1 NCO and 4 marines.

2.0am Escort returned.

3.0am Weighed and proceeded up River.

8.45am Came to with starboard anchor.

9.0am: Minelaying party returned.

9.30am Mine lookout party returned.

10.0am CMB 36 secured alongside.

am Hands removing armour plates and as requisite.

1.0pm Two divers and gear left ship.

pm Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

7.0pm Divers and gear returned.

[More rain during the evening, barometric pressure still low]


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17 August 1919

At Seltso

At Advanced Position

am Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

Sunday Routine

[Rain all day, winds from N and NW, force 3 to 5, barometric pressure rising, temperature 50F for most of the day]


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18 August 1919

At Seltso

am At Advanced Position

7.0am Floating mines sighted (2). Picked up by mine lookout party.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to Flotilla anchorage.

9.0am Came to with starboard anchor.

10.10am Coal Lighter secured alongside. 10.30am Commenced coaling.

1.0pm Landed funeral party for funeral of the late Lieutenant McLaughlin.

pm Hands coaling ship.

5.50pm Finished coaling. Coal received 60 tons.


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19 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

am Removing armour plates. Unfuzing shell and as requisite.

10.30am Landed funeral party.

pm Hands getting all ammunition on deck, unfuzing shell and as requisite.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 7.30pm

6.0pm 1 officer and 8 men returned from service ashore.

7.0pm Read Warrant No. 1.


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20 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

am Hands employed emptying magazines and shell rooms. Removing armour plate. Preparing for removal of After 6" Gun mounting. Unfuzing shell.

10.am Working party of 1 officer and 12 hands left ship for work on mine net.

4.0pm Crane Lighter secured alongside.

5.0pm Lighter Maimaxa secured alongside.

8.0pm Working Party returned.

[Rain all afternoon]


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21 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

6.0am Hands hoisting out after 6" gun and mounting.

7.0am Working party for shifting mine defence net to new position (1 officer, 12 hands) left ship.

pm Hands hoisting out 3" H.A. Gun and mounting and 3 pounder guns and mountings into lighter Maimaxa.

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 7.30pm

6.0pm Watch hoisting out all spare gear into “Maimaxa”.

7.30pm Working party returned.

8.30pm Mine lookout party left ship.

[Rain all day]


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22 August 1919

At Troitza [Troitsa]

At Flotilla Anchorage

am Hands placing all stores on deck. Discharging ammunition and stores into Lighter Maimaxa.

8.0am Cicala and Cricket proceeded down river.

9.0am Mine lookout Party returned.

10.0am Seaplane 9242 blown up by bomb (own) abreast ship.

pm Hands discharging stores, provisions and all spare gear into Lighter Maimaxa.

7.0pm Read warrant no.2.


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23 August 1919

At Seltso

At Advanced Position off Seltso

am Hands cleaning Sail Room.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to Advanced Position.

pm Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

6.0pm 1 Marine returned from service ashore.


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24 August 1919

At Seltso

At anchor as Advanced Monitor

am Ship at the Ready. One Guns crew closed up in Fore turret.

am Hands repairing mine defence net.

4.0pm Fired two rounds from ore turret.

7.0pm Exploded enemy drifting mine by rifle fire.


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25 August 1919

At Seltso

At Flotilla Anchorage

am Hands repairing mine defence net and cleaning ship.

8.0am Weighed and proceeded to Flotilla anchorage.

am Hands discharging stores into Lighter Maimaxa. Hoisting out davits and as requisite.

pm Hands lightening ship.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 7.30pm

5.0pm Working Party left ship for hoisting in 2 12 pounder field guns, 200 rounds ammunition.

7.0pm Hands employed as requisite. Preparing ship for sea.

9.0pm Discharged 1 Leading Seaman and 4 Seamen to Maimaxa.

[Rain from 6pm, consistently low barometric pressure]


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26 August 1919

From Troitza [Troitsa] to Archangel

6.0am Discharged Chief Armourer and 6 ratings to Hyderabad.

8.50am Weighed and proceeded down river.

10.20am Grounded at Gunners Bridge.

11.0am Assisted by HMS Morris Dance attempted to refloat. Fouled starboard propeller.

0.30pm Removed cable from chain locker to Quarter deck.

2.20pm Refloated. Proceed to Red Beacon Pool.

3.50pm Anchored in Red Beacon Pool by the stern.

5.0pm Divers clearing both propellers.

11.5pm Diving operation completed. Let go Port anchor.


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27 August 1919

From Troitza [Troitsa] to Archangel

am At anchor off Kurgomen

[Foggy at 4am and 8am]

9.0am Weighed and proceeded as requisite for River Dvina.

10.20am Grounded on Konetsgorski Bar. Least depth 4ft 10ins under Fore Bridge. HMS Morris dance assisting to refloat.

1.18pm Refloated. Proceeded as requisite.

1.55pm Touched bottom off Selenev Island.

3.35pm Came to with port anchor off Beresnik [Bereznik]

5.0pm Court of Inquiry held on board to enquire in loss of life in HMS Glowworm.

8.0pm Court adjourned.


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28 August 1919

From Troitza [Troitsa] to Archangel and at Beresnik {Bereznik]

am At anchor off Beresnik [Bereznik]

8.0am Court of inquiry resumed.

9.0am Chief Gunner and 1 Leading Seaman temporarily discharged to Glowworm.

Midday Court dispersed. Weighed and proceeded.

pm Proceeding as requisite for River Dvina.

7.30pm Grounded on Khorobritza Bar. Engines worked as requisite attempting to refloat. Hands working hawsers as necessary.

9.30pm Glowworm grounded alongside.

10.15pm Let go Port anchor.

11.50pm Glowworm refloated.


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29 August 1919

From Troitza [Troitsa] to Archangel

am Aground at Khorobritza

1.45am Attempted to refloat ship with assistance of Glowworm. Hawsers part.

6.10am HMS Cockchafer arrived. Hands passing hawsers to Cockchafer and Glowworm.

7.0 Worked engines as necessary.

8.30am Refloated. 9.0am Proceeded as requisite.

10.20am Siya abeam

11.45am Stopped to pick up mails from HMS Moth. Midday Proceeded.

4.0pm Came to with Port anchor off Ust Pinega. Disembarked 2 field guns and 200 rounds ammunition, 3 Officers and 20 ratings for service ashore.

5.0pm Weighed and proceeded as requisite for Archangel.

7.40pm Anchored off Savinoffskaya [also given as Savinovskaya]


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30 August 1919

From Troitza [Troitsa] to Archangel

am At anchor off Savinovskaya

7.0am Weighed 7.30 Grounded off Savinav.

8.0am Hands passing hawsers to Hyderabad.

8.30am Refloated with assistance of Hyderabad. 9.0am Proceeded.

2.25pm Came to with port anchor off Archangel coal pier.

4.0pm Hove ship alongside Pier.

5.0pm 6 Lewis Guns lent to “Fox”.


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31 August 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

At Coal Wharf

7.0am Hands stowing Starboard Cable.

8.50am Started coaling with Russian labour.

7.45pm Finished coaling. Coal received 158 tons.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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1 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

7.0am Cast off from Coal Wharf and proceeded to Smolney. 8.0 Secured to Smolney Jetty.

10.0am Hands replacing gear. Shoring Fore mess deck.

[Temperature at noon 75F, sea temperature 50F]

5.0pm Casual payment to Ship’s Company.

6.0pm Hands replacing gear from shore.


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2 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

At Smolney Wharf

am Hands replacing gear, shoring Fore mess deck and as requisite.

10.0am 1 rating rejoined ship from Glowworm.

pm Hands re-embarking stores and spare gear from Maimaxa. Shoring Fore mess deck.

4.0pm Hoisted in second Motor Boat by crane.

6.0pm 2 ratings discharged to Fox. 28 ratings to Cyclops for victuals and accommodation.


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3 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

8.0am 3 shipwrights joined ship temporarily from Cyclops. Working party on board.

9.25am Cast off and proceeded as requisite. 9.45am Anchored.

10.0am Lighter Maimaxa secured alongside.

11.0am Hands shoring mess decks and re-embarking all stores and ammunition from Maimaxa.

0.30pm Casual payment to men leaving ship.

pm Hands employed shoring and re-embarking all stores, ammunition and spare gear from Maimaxa.

6.30pm Working party left ship.


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4 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

7.50am Working Party on board.

am Hands stowing all stored, ammunition and spare gear, showing mess decks and store rooms.

pm 1 rating joined ship.

6.30pm Working Party left ship.


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5 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

7.50am Working party on board.

am Hands striking down stores, spare gear and ammunition, shoring mess decks and store rooms.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 8.30pm

4.30pm Working party left ship.

6.30pm Lighter Maimaxa cast off.


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6 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

[Foggy during early morning]

am Hands striking down all gear from upper deck, showing mess decks and store rooms.

pm Hands preparing ship for sea and as requisite.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 8.30pm


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7 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

8.0am 3 Carpenter ratings joined ship (temporarily).

8.30am Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

9.20am Secured alongside Solombola coal wharf.

10.0am Commenced coaling.

3.10pm Finished coaling [editor’s note - amount of coal received left blank but calculated at 39 tons]

3.30pm Cast off from jetty and proceeded as requisite. 4.0pm Came to with port anchor off Archangel.

5.0pm Leave to watch till 8.30pm


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8 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

9.0am Weighed and proceed to Smolney. 9.30am Secured to Smolney Wharf.

10.0am Hands embarking and mounting 2 3-pounder guns and mountings. 10.35am Weighed.

Midday Came to with port anchor.

pm Hands preparing ship for sea.

pm All ratings lent to ship discharged to Cyclops.

4.30pm Leave to watch till 8.30pm

[Rain and 4 and 6pm]

6.0pm Hands securing for sea.


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9 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

7.0am Hands cleaning ship.

11.0am Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

pm Hands preparing for sea and as requisite.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 8.30pm

pm Embarked 11 packages personal effects of the late officers of HMS Glowworm.


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10 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.5

pm Hands securing for sea and preparing to be taken in tow.

7.0pm Received 8 bags mails for Murmansk.

[Rain on and off all day, winds up to force 7 at 4 and 6pm]


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11 September 1919

From Archangel to Yukanski and at Archangel

Lat 66.0, Long 39.8

7.30pm Weighed.

9.40am Proceeded as requisite for leaving Archangel, pilot on board.

am Hands preparing to be taken in tow.

10.50am Stopped. Dropped Pilot, secured astern of Tug “St Arvans”.

11.25am Proceeded in tow 100 revs Light Vessel SE 1 mile.

Midday Streamed log.

3.55pm Limnegouski Light House: Abeam 3 miles

10.35pm Sosnovitz Light abeam 1.5 miles


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12 September 1919

From Archangel to Yukanski

4.55 Cape Orlov abeam 3.5 miles

7.43am Cape Sozonova abeam 2 miles

2.0pm Syatoi Noo abeam, altered course as requisite for Yukanski.

3.25pm Stop. Shortened in tow. 3.30pm Slipped tow and proceeded 220 revs.

4.0pm Came to with starboard anchor at Yukanski, veered to 5 shackles.

8.50pm Let go second anchor.

[Low barometric pressure from noon, wind increasing to force 8 at midnight]


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13 September 1919

At Yukanski

pm Make and Mend clothes.

[Rain on and off all day, wind force 8 all am, force 6 all pm, from W and NW]


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14 September 1919

At Yukanski

7.30 Weighed port anchor.

am Sunday Routine

10.15pm Let go port anchor.

[Wind SW, varying from force 4 to 7 during the day, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 39F]


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15 September 1919

From Yukanski to Murmansk

Lat 68.3, Long 39.0

8.20am Weighed port anchor. Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am Secured astern of Tug St Arvans. Proceeded as requisite. Streamed patent log.

11.46am Exercised fire stations.

1.45pm Cape Cheini abeam

4.37pm Litzki Point abeam 3 miles

6.25pm Sem Point light abeam

8.5pm Ruinda Light abeam


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16 September 1919

From Yukanski to Murmansk

Off Salni Island at noon

1.0am Voroni Rock abeam

4.10am Terebuski Point abeam 4 miles

9.0am Altered course as requisite for Kildin Channel.

10.0am Buik Point abeam altered course S80W

11.50am Entered Kola Inlet courses as requisite. Shortened tow.

0.40pm Tow parted. Proceeded under own steam into harbour. Disembarked mails for Glory per OO Guard.

3.50pm Came to with port anchor off Murmansk, 4 shackles.

Leave to watch 4.30 to 10.30pm

6.20pm Water lighter secured alongside .

8.45pm Water boat cast off.

[Wind variable in force and direction during the day, up to force 7 at 8am]


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17 September 1919

At Murmansk

Lat 69.0, Long 33.1

[Rain all morning]

8.0am: Lieut. Smith RNR joined ship for passage to England. Received 3[?] bags mails for GPO London.

9.55am Weighed and proceeded alongside Collier Hocking. 10.40am Secured alongside.

11.0am Commenced coaling.

3.40pm Finished coaling. Received 56 tons 3.55pm Cast off from Collier.

4.0pm Proceeded. 4.35pm Secured astern of Tug St. Arvans 4.40pm Proceeded.

6.15pm Lengthened tow, Salni Island abeam. 6.30pm Streamed log. 200 revs.

11.30pm Retarded clocks 13 minutes.


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18 September 1919

From Murmansk to Tromso

Lat 71.0, Long 28.5

1.0am Clocks retarded 13 minutes.

1.15am Cape Nyemetski Light abeam

4.30am Vardo Light abeam

9.50am Kjolnes Light abeam 3 miles

5.15pm Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

5.0pm Hohningsvaag[?] abeam. Courses as requisite for Inner Leads [Norwegian Fjords].

6.30pm Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

7.57pm Maaso Light abeam

10.22 Myhingen[?] Light House abeam. Entered Soro Sund.


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19 September 1919

From Murmansk to Tromso and at Tromso

6.30am Entered Kaag Sund

10.12am Vaagness Light House abeam.

10.45am Cast off tow and proceeded under own steam.

11.45am Secured alongside Collier “Ivan Mohawk” off Tromso.

1.35pm Commenced coaling. 3.0pm Finished coaling. Received 30 tons.

3.15pm Cast off from Collier.

3.45pm Came to with port anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Received Pratique [permission to enter port].

5.0pm Leave to watch till 8.30pm


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20 September 1919

At Tromso

[Noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 39F]

Leave to watch 2.0pm to 8.30pm


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21 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1

7.15am Weighed 7.55am Secured astern of Tug St Arvans and proceeded as requisite for Leads. 100 revs.

10.30am Entered Gi Sund

1.14pm Entered Solbergfjord

4.18pm Engeness Light abeam

7.40pm Cast off tug. 7.50pm Came to with starboard anchor off Tjeldsund veered to 5 shackles in 10 fathoms.


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22 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

6.30am Weighed. Secured astern of Tug St Arvans.

7.40 Proceeded through Tjeldsundet.

9.40am Slipped Tug. 9.45am Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms off Lodingen, veered to 5 shackles.

pm Tested lifebuoys. Found correct

[Rain for most of the day, winds varying between force 1 and 7 SE then SW]


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23 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

Lat 67.6, Long 10.4

7.0am Weighed. 7.14am Secured astern of Tug St Arvans. 7.40am Proceeded 200 revs.

7.56am Rotver Light House abeam entered Vest Fjord.

3.5pm Oyholm abeam

5.44pm Maarnesskagen Light House abeam

6.30pm Stopped. Shortened tow. 6.55pm Proceeded 100 revs.

9.35pm Entered Glommen Fjord.


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24 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

Lat 65.5, Long 12.0

1.07am Kvar abeam. Entered Sti Fjord.

3.18am Harmaes Light abeam

6.0am Sovik Light House abeam

10.0am Tow parted 10.55am Secured tow and proceeded.

2.37pm Slipped Tug. 2.40pm Proceeded under own steam.

2.50pm Came to with starboard anchor in 18 fathoms off Somnes[?], veered to 5 shackles.

5.30pm Arrived Cockchafer and Glowworm.

[Winds variable in force and direction during day, up to force 8 at noon]


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25 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick and at Somnes

Lat 64.9, Long 11.4

4.0am Cockchafer and Glowworm proceeded.

7.0am Weighed. Secured astern of St Arvans and proceeded.

9.0am Melstenen Light House abeam

10.55am Kvithholmen Light abeam

6.38pm Terningen Light abeam

7.10pm Morflessa Light abeam

8.20pm Skarv Light abeam

11.0pm Tave Light abeam


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26 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

Lat 62.9, Long 6.7

am Courses as requisite for Inner Leads

1.0am Rogmene Light abeam

5.26am Entered Edo Fjord.

8.32am Hest Light House abeam

10.20am Husted Light House abeam

11.18am Oddene Light abeam

0.08pm Fladfessa Light House abeam

2.0pm Rudholmen Light House abeam

4.25pm Cast off tow proceeded under own steam to Aalsund.

5.10pm Secured alongside collier Venice. 5.50pm Commenced coaling.

10.10pm Finished coaling. Coal received 56 tons.

11.0pm Cast off from Collier. 11.10pm Came to with starboard anchor in 10 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Let go port anchor.

[Rain all morning, then again at midnight when wind increased to force 8]


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27 September 1919

At Aalsund

[Rain all morning, with winds force 5 to 6, quieter and drier in afternoon]

Leave to watch from 4.30 to 8.30pm


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28 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

am At anchor off Aalsund

10.0am Weighed Port anchor.

11.0am Weighed. Secured astern of St Arvans. 11.50am Proceeded 220 revs.

1.5pm Graesholmen Light House abeam 1.5 miles.

2.45pm Trino[?] Light House abeam 5 miles.

[Rain and showers for most of the day]


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29 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

Lat 61.4, Long 0.4

pm Lost overboard 1 Rotator and 1 Log Line for Patent Log (Cherub).

2.0pm Reduced to slow.

[Winds duringpm between force 7 and 8, with rain]


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30 September 1919

From Tromso to Lerwick

Lat 60.3, Long 0.4

4.10pm Sighted Out Skerries bearing N55W.

7.35pm Slipped tug and proceeded into Lerwick harbour.

7.50pm Came to with starboard anchor.

[Wind in morning varied from force 4 to 7, afternoon quieter but raining]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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1 October 1919

At Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1

am Hands employed drying out paint locker, fore mess deck and after spaces.

Leave to Mess caterers 4pm to 9.30pm

[Windy in afternoon, force 6 to 7, S]


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2 October 1919

At Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1

1.0pm Weighed and proceeded. 1.55pm secured astern of Tug St Arvans. 1.57pm Proceeded 200 revs.

3.45pm Sumburgh Head abeam 4 miles

7.10pm Fair Island (N) Light abeam 7.5 miles, altered course S85W.

11.0pm Dennis Head Light abeam

[Winds very variable during the day - force 7 at 1am (with rain), light airs at midday and force 4 to 6 and squally in pm]


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3 October 1919

From Lerwick to Sheerness

Lat 57.4, Long -1.5

7.0am Cast off tow and proceeded under own steam 220 revs.

7.39am Streamed patent log.

11.54am Rattray Head Light House abeam 1 mile

1.25pm Buchan Ness abeam

4.30pm Came to with starboard anchor in 4 fathoms veered to 4 shackles.

At anchor off Aberdeen


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4 October 1919

From Lerwick to Sheerness and at Aberdeen

Lat 56.5, Long -1.5

8.50am Weighed. 9.20am secured astern of Tug St. Arvans and proceeded 200 revs.

7.25pm Long Stone Light abeam

7.48pm Cast off tug and proceeded under own steam.

[misty from 6pm onwards]


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5 October 1919

From Lerwick to Sheerness

3.55am Whitby Light abeam 5 miles

7.10am Flamborough Light House abeam 6 miles

2.50pm Cromer Knoll abeam 5 miles

4.45pm Haisboro [presumably Hasborough] Light Vessel abeam

5.55pm Would Light Vessel abeam

6.24pm Newarp Light Vessel abeam

9.10pm Southwold Light abeam

10.31pm Orford Ness Light abeam

[misty during pm]


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6 October 1919

From Lerwick to Sheerness and at Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

0.50am Sunk Light Vessel abeam altered course as requisite for Barrow Deep.

Courses as requisite for Thames Estuary

5.5am Anchored off Nore Light Vessel.

6.40am Tug secured alongside.

7.0am Weighed and proceeded.

7.45am Secured to No.5 buoy Sheerness.

11.0am Lieut Smith RNR left ship. Disembarked Mails.

[Thick fog at midnight]


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7 October 1919

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

2.30am Fog lifted.

am Hands preparing ship for paying off to sale list.

pm Paid monthly advance of pay.

pm Hands disembarking ammunition.


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8 October 1919

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am Hands returning confidential Books, Chronometer and Charts.

am Disembarking ammunition.

pm Hands disembarking ammunition.


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9 October 1919

From Sheerness to Chatham and at Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

am Hands disembarking ammunition.

8.30am Slipped buoy and proceeded in tow of Robust.

10.0am Secured alongside No. 9 berth Chatham yard.

11.0am Hands disembarking ammunition and stores.

Midday Returned Meteorological Instruments.

pm Hands disembarking stores and ammunition.

pm Returned all Navigational Instruments.


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10 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am andpm Hands disembarking ammunition and stores.


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11 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Hands returning all stores.


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12 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

Sunday Routine


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13 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am andpm Hands returning all stores.


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14 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am andpm Hands returning stores.

am 1 Stoker PO and 3 stokers joined ship.


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15 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am andpm Hands returning stores.


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16 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am andpm Hands returning stores.


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17 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Hands cleaning out fore compartment and returning stores.

pm Hands hoisting out boats and returning stores.


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18 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Hands returning stores and cleaning ship.


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19 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

Sunday Routine


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20 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am andpm Hands disembarking provisions and victualling stores.


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21 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Hands disembarking provisions and stores.

pm Hands cleaning store rooms and mess decks.


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22 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Hands disembarking stores, cleaning store rooms and mess-decks.

pm Hands cleaning ship.


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23 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Inspection of store rooms mess-decks and double bottoms by staff of Captain in Charge of Ships for Disposal.

pm Hands disembarking provisions and stores.


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24 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am Ship paid off into Sale List.


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