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M.29-class Monitor

Ordered 15.3.15 from Harland & Wolff. Subcontracted to Workman Clark, launched 22.5.15. 535 tons, 170(pp)x31x6ft. Bolinders oil engines 640bhp, 12kts. Armament: 2-6in from Queen Elizabeth-class battleships, 1-6pdr. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18. Battle Honour Dardanelles 1915. Minelayer 1919, renamed MINERVA 12.25, hulk 6.43 (C.23). Served in WW2, hulk from 1946, now restored as M.33 at Portsmouth. (British Warships 1914-1919)

M.33 (Workman Clark, Belfast, laid 3/15, launched 22/5/15, completed 6/15, extant 1984) Served in Mediterranean July 1915-November 1918, then White Sea May-September 1919. Converted to minelayer at Pembroke May 1924-February 1925; named Minerva in December 1925; sales list from 1937 but reinstated in September 1939. Converted to boom defence workshop in November 1943 and towed to Clyde in December 1944. Returned to Portsmouth and served at Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport as hulk C 23 [now restored as M.33 at Portsmouth]. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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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. Place names have also been taken from the 1922 map shown here and the maps at the bottom of the page here.

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day; the position given in the log is shown below, even if it appears to plot on land. 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 of the log page).

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS M.33 1919

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)

LOG BOOK – MAY 10th 1919 TO OCTOBER 27th 1919


These are initial pages of the log book of HMS M.33, describing the ship, its boats, armaments and crew.


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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: K Michell RNR, Address: 11 Sackville Gardens, Hove, Sussex

[Editor’s note: The spelling of this name is unclear, according to an article here (which gives an interesting history of the ship) it should be Mitchell but detailed information about the action in North Russia here confirms the name as “Michell”, as well as giving further details of naval activity throughout the period of this log].


Log of HMS M33

Commanded by Lieutenant Commander K Michell

For the period Commencing 5th May 1919 Ending 27 October 1919


Tonnage (Displacement)

600



Extreme Length

176ft

BP

169ft

Extreme Breadth

31ft



Engines

Manufacturer

Workman Clarke & Co Belfast



IHP

400



Description

Triple Expansion 3 Cylinder Twin Screw



When Fixed on Board

June 1915


Boilers


Manufacturer

Workman Clarke & Co Belfast



Description

Yarrow small tube (water)



When made

May 1915



When put in Vessel

June 1915






Screw Propeller

Manufacturer

Workman, Clarke & Co Belfast







Description

3 bladed bronze.

Port 7ft 6 7/8in Starboard 7ft 7 7/32in


General State of Repair

Good


Signed

K Michell Lt. Cr.




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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers

5

Seamen

38

Boys

0

Marines

10

Engine-room Establishment

16

Other non-executive ratings

8

Total

77


Barometer

Mercurial or Aneroid

Aneroid

Name of Maker and number

AM3609 J Wheeler, London

Height of cistern above sea

18 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer



Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship

Near chart room on boat deck


Whether in screen

Yes


Maker and No

2 thermometers CF Cassella London Nos 1197 and 1199

From 5th May 19 to 27 Oct 19

Position of standard compass

Is on upper Fore Bridge 22 feet above Water Line


Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

Forecastle

1 6” MK XII

Quarterdeck

1 6” MK XII

Foremost end of Superstructure

1 3” MK IV*

* Removed from ship at Archangel



Boats

Number of each carried

Length and Description

One

17’-0” Montagu Whaler

One

16’-0” Dinghy


Miscellaneous Information

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

Forward 6ft 7in Aft 5ft 9in

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch

10

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

(b) With bunkers full: 5

Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

46

Quantity of Water carried

(a) For Boilers 3


(b) For Drinking 6


Signed: K Michell Lt Cr “Captain”, TJ Jones Lieut RNR “Navigating Officer”



LOGS FOR MAY 1919


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10 May 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5 [estimated]

Commissioned ship AM on the 5th May 1919.

Lost 1 pair of binoculars. These were stolen from cabin there being no lock up store ready for stowing such articles as men were working everywhere. 8th May 1919.

9.0am: Lost overboard in “basin” 1 steel chest, reported to Admiral-Superintendant by letter. [There is more information on the post of Admiral-Superintendant here]

10.0am: Hands taking in ammunition from lighter.

11.45am: Hands received advances of money.

1.15pm: Hands taking in and stowing ammunition.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 86 lbs, Vegetables 224 lbs, Bread 124 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 5.2 tons, Oil 43.7 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 58F]


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11 May 1919

From Chatham to Sheerness and at Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7 [estimated]

6.30am: Hands employed stowing stores.

8.50am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

am: Draught Forward 6' 7", Aft 5' 9"

2.25pm: Cast off from Quay and proceeded towards river.

2.42pm: Arrived in lock.

3.43pm: Proceeded into river. Course and speed as requisite, Pilot directing.

4.55pm: Secured to No. 48 buoy.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 166 lbs, Vegetables 946 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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12 May 1919

From Sheerness to Corton Road and at Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

11.0am: Ship swung for compass adjustment.

1.36pm: Slipped from buoy and proceeded out of harbour, Pilot directing.

1.45pm: Passed Garrison Point.

2.29pm: Proceeded to carry out gun trials, 4 rounds per gun.

3.0pm: Ceased firing and sponged out guns. Proceeded through Oaze Deep.

3.40pm: Knob Bell buoy 1 cable Port Beam.

5.22pm: No. 1 Black Deep Light Vessel Port Beam 1 cable.

9.30pm: NE Bawdsey 5 cables Port Beam.

11.11pm: Southwold N11E, Orfordness S50W.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 8.5 miles]


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13 May 1919

From Corton Road to Granton and at Corton Road

Lat 52.0, Long 1.4

0.5am: Altered course NNE Southwold Light Port beam.

0.18am: No 92 buoy Starboard beam 2 cables.

1.0am: Pakefield Gateway buoy abeam 4.5 cables.

1.20am: Lowestoft High Light Port beam 8 cables.

1.40am: Came to port anchor in 7.5 fathoms with 3.5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Corton Church S55W, Lowestoft High Light S18W, St Nicholas Light Vessel N20E]

5.5am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50am: Discharged pilot and proceeded. Course N12E.

7.20am: Cockle Light abeam.

10.29am: Haisboro [Hasborough] Light Vessel N6W, North Middle buoy N85E.

11.15am: Steering gear out of order. Stopped to repair and proceeded at 11.39.

0.11pm: No 1 War Channel buoy 2 cables Port beam.

2.15pm: No 4 War Channel buoy 6 cables Port beam.

3.51pm: No 6 War Channel buoy 5 cables Port beam.

4.0pm: Exercised Fire Collision and Abandon Ship stations.

5.53pm: No 8 War Channel buoy Port beam.

7.36pm: No 10 War Channel buoy 5 cables Port beam.

9.40pm: No 13 buoy 5 cables Port beam.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 122.3 miles]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 41F]


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14 May 1919

From Corton Road to Granton and at Aberlady Bay

Lat 55.6, Long -1.2

0.43am: No 18 buoy Port Beam 2.5 cables.

1.27am: Ling Hill [Whitby] Light House N36W, No 20 buoy S79W.

2.24am: No 21 buoy Port Beam 4 cables.

3.41am: No 23 buoy S76W Ling Hill S16E.

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters fire and collision stations.

1.42pm: Took cast in 41 fathoms.

2.0pm: Heard Longstone fog horn SW0.5W.

3.20pm: Took cast in 43 fathoms. Exercised night action stations.

5.28pm: St. Abbs Head S45W.

7.3pm: Barn's Ness Light abeam.

9.11pm: Passed Fidra Boom.

10.17pm: Came to Port anchor with 2.5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Inch Keith N60W, May Island N66E]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 177.9 miles]


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15 May 1919

At Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2 [estimated]

5.41am: Weighed and proceeded astern M31.

6.36am: Herwit Buoy Starboard Beam 1 cable.

7.9am: Came to Port anchor with 2 shackles off Leith.

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Came to Port anchor with 2.5 shackles off Granton.

[Anchor Bearings: West pier Granton S19E, Martello Tower Leith S63E]

pm: Hands cleaning and painting ship.

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.59pm: Secured alongside wharf.

6.0pm: Leave to watch and part of watch till 7.30am.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 84.3 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 230 lbs, Vegetables 224 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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16 May 1919

At Granton

Lat 56.0, Long -3.2

7.30am: Party to draw stores left ship for Rosyth by drifter.

am: Hands cleaning and refitting as requisite.

1.15pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.10pm: Store party returned on board from Rosyth.

9.44pm: Slipped from wharf and proceeded.

10.3pm: Secured alongside “Servitor”. Oil received 20 tons.

10.44pm: Cast off and proceeded.

10.56pm: Passed boom.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4.6 tons, Oil 26.4 tons]


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17 May 1919

From Granton to Gardenstown Bay and at Granton

Lat 57.3, Long -1.4

0.39am: Passed Fidra boom.

1.9am: May Island N82E, Bass Rock S34E.

2.14am: North Gare [North Carr] Light Vessel N37E, May Island S30E.

4.0am: Bell Rock Light House N72E 2.5 miles.

9.0am: Hands employed shifting ammunition.

11.30am: Buchan Ness N2E.

1.54pm: Rattray Head Light House bearing S56W.

3.23pm: Kinnaird Head Light House Port beam 8 cables.

4.0pm: Troop Head West.

4.30pm: Troop Head S60W.

5.10pm: Came to Port anchor with 4 shackles in 9.5 fathoms.

6.49pm: Weighed anchor to shift berth.

7.5pm: Came to port anchor with 4.5 shackles in 10 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 106.8 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4.5 tons, Oil 38.0 tons]

[Wind force 7 at 8pm and midnight, S by E and S by W]


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18 May 1919

At Gardenstown Bay [near Banff, Aberdeenshire]

Lat 57.7, Long -2.3 [estimated]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 31.8 miles]

[Winds during am force 6 to 7, S by E and S by W, during pm force 7 to 8, SSW and SW]


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19 May 1919

From Gardenstown Bay to Sinclair Bay and at Sinclair Bay

Lat 57.7, Long -2.3

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.17pm: Weighed and proceeded to turn. 1.24pm: Course N10W in station astern M31.

4.0pm: Lost overboard 20 fathoms 3 inch HL [?] rope. Boats fall washed overboard and fouled propeller.

8.1pm: Came to Port anchor off Wick. 8.5pm: Weighed and proceeded SE.

8.44pm: Noss Head N34W 1.9 miles.

9.26pm: Came to Port anchor with 3.5 shackles and let go Starboard anchor veering to 3 shackles.

[Winds force 7, SSW, in am, force 5 to 7 in pm, SSE, temperature 59F at 4pm, sea temperature 45F]


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20 May 1919

From Sinclair Bay to Kirkwall and at Kirkwall

Lat 58.6, Long -2.6

7.0am: Hands employed shifting ammunition from forward to after shell room.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.50am: Noss Head Light Starboard beam 8 cables, altered course East.

3.38pm: Copinsay Light N30W.

4.2pm: Copinsay Light N50W, Auskerry Light N15E.

5.50pm: Hellier Holm Light abeam 1.5 cables.

6.29pm: Came to Port anchor in 4.5 fathoms veered to 1.5 shackles.

6.31pm: Let go Starboard anchor and veered to 1.5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Ship’s Head S5E. Flag staff N77E, Steeple S26W, Pier Head S47W]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 71.7 miles]

[Wind force 5 throughout the day]


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21 May 1919

At Kirkwall

Lat 59.0, Long -3.0 [estimated]

7.0am: Hands to evolutions, prepare to tow forward, prepare to tow aft.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10.15pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 40.8 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 150 lbs, Vegetables 224 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]

[Wind force 4 in am, between 4 and 6 in pm]


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22 May 1919

From Kirkwall to Otterswick Anchorage and at Kirkwall

Lat 60.5, Long -1.0 [estimated]

8.30am: Hands employed fitting splinter mats round fore bridge.

pm: Draught Forward 5’ 10”, Aft 6’ 0”.

3.30pm: CERA [Chief Engine Room Artificer] discharged to hospital.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

[Numerous changed of course recorded from 3.46pm to 8.1pm]

8.25pm: Came to Port anchor with 2.5 shackles.


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23 May 1919

From Otterswick Anchorage to Lerwick and at Lerwick

Lat 60.0, Long -1.1

3.35am: Weighed and proceeded in station astern M31.

4.47am: Dennis Ness Light House abeam to Port 3.1 miles.

10.2am: Sumburgh Head Light House N55E.

0.25pm: Kirkabister Light House N20E. Fladda Ness N46E.

1.10pm: Secured alongside Oiler Philol.

pm: Hands employed fitting fenders and cleaning ship.

3.30pm: Cast off from oiler. 3.40pm: Came to with port anchor and veered to 2.5 shackles in 7 fathoms.

[Distance run through the Water: 74.6 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 93.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Lerwick Indirect 9.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 100 lbs, Vegetables 224 lbs, Bread 100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.9 tons, Oil 24.0 tons]


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24 May 1919

At Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1 [estimated]

7.0am: Hands employed on Saturday routine.

1.20pm: Leave to port watch till 9.15pm. Remainder make and mend.

5.35pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded alongside Oiler Philol, received 20 tons.

7.45pm: Cast off from oiler, proceeded to anchorage. 8.0pm: Came to Port anchor and veered to 2.5 shackles.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 9.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 100 lbs, Vegetables 224 lbs, Bread 100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.8 tons, Oil 43.5 tons]


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25 May 1919

From Lerwick to Tromso and at Lerwick

Lat 60.2, Long -0.5

5.30am: Trawler Carbill [listed here] secured alongside.

7.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.3am: Chief ERA FC Maley joined ship.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded in tow of HMT Carbill.

9.35am: Bard Head N87W, Point of Pundsgeo N29W.

10.50am: Bard Head 10 degrees Noss Head 11 degrees Loder Head

10.34pm: Passed object resembling drifting mine, fired 10 rounds Mk VIII rifle ammunition without success.

11.10pm: Stopped to pass over fishing nets.

11.28pm: Revs 160. Nets not damaged.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 24.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Helliso [Hellisøy, Norway] (0.5 miles South) N77E, 157 miles]


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26 May 1919

From Sildevaag to Tromso and at Sildevaag [Sildevågen]

Lat 60.8, Long 4.7 [estimated]

2.41am: M31 reported mine to starboard.

6.45am: Sighted Helliso Light House N80E.

8.36am: Helliso Light House N75E, 2.1 miles.

8.52am: Helliso Light House abeam to Port 5 cables, altered course for entering Sildevaag.

10.38am: Came to Port anchor with 4 shackles in 20 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Beacon N16W (Magnetic), Senoksen Light House N76E (Magnetic)]

2.20pm: Two pilots joined.

2.58pm: Weighed and proceeded slow N33E.

3.10pm: Stopped. 3.41pm HMT Carbill proceeded to tow.

3.43pm: Holmengraa N31W, Vittejnora [?] N7E. Course N15W.

[Courses as requisite through Fiords]

10.11pm: Hejo [?] Light House Port beam 0.5 cables.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 161.3 miles]


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27 May 1919

From Sildevaag to Tromso

Lat 62.6, Long 6.2

[Courses as requisite through Fiords]

0.5am: Faero beacon Starboard beam 1.5 cables.

4.7am: Passed Vaagus [?] Light House.

1.3pm: Rodholmene [Rødholmen] Light House Starboard beam 6 cables.

3.12pm: Krabben Beacon Starboard Beam 1.5 cables.

7.52pm: Grip Light abeam.

8.57pm: Tyrhaug Light abeam to port 4.5 cables.

10.0pm: Tyrhaug Light abeam to Port 4.5 cables.

10.42pm: Broderen Ligth Port Beam 6 cables.

11.30pm: Voeroern Light N85W, Ysteflua Beacon Starboard Beam 0.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 140.1 miles]


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28 May 1919

From Sildevaag to Tromso and at Trondhjem Bay

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4 [estimated]

3.54am: Altered course to Starboard rounding Agdenes Point.

5.10am: Lensviken Church S68W.

6.10am: Ambornes [?] Point N73E, Munkholmen S69E.

6.45am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

7.26am: HMT Carbill cast off hawser. 7.34am: Came to Port anchor with 6 shackles.

[Anchor bearings: Ilens Church S20W, Cathedral S22E, West Pier Light House S88E, Ship’s Head WNW]

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

7.4pm: Weighed. 7.8pm: Passed hawser to Carbill and proceeded in tow to NW.

8.0pm: Course N80W, took station astern of M31.

[Courses as requisite through fiords]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 143.0 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs, Vegetables 560 lbs, Bread 204 lbs]

[Wind force 5 at 4pm and 8pm, force 8 at midnight, with heavy rain]


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29 May 1919

From Trondhjem to Tromso and at anchor

Lat 64.3, Long 10.5

[Courses as requisite through fiord]

0.42am: Agdenes Light House S6W.

2.49am: Kjeungskaer [Kjeungskjær] Light House N60W, 1.5 cables.

7.51am: Marflesso [Marfleso] Light Starboard beam.

10.14am: Turned 6 points. 10.20am: Carbill cast off. 10.24am: Hauled in hawser and proceeded to anchor.

10.57am: Came to Port anchor with 5 shackles in 10 fathoms.

[Anchor bearings: Hopen Fiord Light House N13E, Hoviken [?] Light House N71E]

pm: Hands make and mend.

10.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to NE.

10.47pm: Hoviken Light House Starboard 0.5 cables. 10.58pm: Hopen Fiord Light House Starboard Beam 1 cable.

11.10pm: Passed hawser to Carbill and proceeded in tow. Courses as requisite.

11.35pm: Took station astern M31.

[Courses] [As requisite through fiords]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 89.8 miles]

[Wind force 7 at 8am, with rain, then wind dropped and overcast, temperature at 4pm 62F, sea temperature 50F]


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30 May 1919

From Trondhjem to Tromso

Lat 65.5, Long 12.0

[Courses as requisite through fiords]

1.44am: Villa Beacon S3W, Ellingrassa Light S47E.

4.20am: Naerosund abeam.

6.35am: St Kvita abeam.

8.35am: Windlass broke down.

9.10am: Carbill took in hawser.

9.38am: Carbill cast off. 9.42am: Hawser hauled.

9.43am: Proceeded in station astern M31.

10.25am: Helbergo Light House N23E, Gloven Beacon S52E.

0.19pm: Varnholmen Light House Starboard Beam 7 cables.

0.33pm: Klebber Light House N63W, Varnholmen Light House South.

10.14pm: Mefiord Light House port beam 3 cables.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 91.3 miles]


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31 May 1919

From Trondhjem to Tromso

Lat 68.1, Long 15.1

[Courses as requisite through fiords]

1.31am: Raso Light N74E, Rosbok Beacon N62E.

3.37am: Svartoksen Light starboard beam 4 cables.

5.17am: Eggetorper abeam.

11.14am: Brunvaer Light S35E, Flatoy S45W.

0.57pm: Vadholm N51E, Tranoy Light S83E.

2.45pm: Rotvoer Light N32E, Raroy Light N79E, altered course N50E.

3.15pm: Courses and requisite.

3.24pm: Stopped. Carbill took hawser. 3.40pm: Proceeded in tow, courses as requisite.

8.30pm: Engenes Light N52E, Maagoy Beacon N82W. Course N40E.

9.27pm: Engenes Light S85E, course N50E.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 189.4 miles]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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1 June 1919

From Tromso to Vardo

Lat 69.8, Long 19.5 [estimated]

0.40am: Kloven Light Port beam 0.5 miles, altered course N60E.

0.52am: Altered course as requisite rounding Fisnes Light.

5.20am: Courses various rounding Strommen.

6.38am: Stopped to shorten tow. 6.50am: Proceeded.

7.32am: Came to port anchor with 3 shackles in 9 fathoms.

[Anchor bearings: Light House S6W, Church S39W, Ship’s Head SSE]

9.22am: Weighed anchor. 9.45am: Secured alongside Oiler Celerol and received 19 tons.

4.56pm: Cast off and proceeded astern. 5.0pm: Proceeded ahead N27E.

7.0pm: Vaagnoes Light abeam.

8.0pm: Took station astern M31.

9.44pm: Gammel Gaarden N28W, Karlso N6E.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 135.2 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 122 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 116 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.0 tons, Oil 25.8 tons]


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2 June 1919

From Tromso to Vardo

Lat 71.0, Long 24.4

2.3am: Brynild Starboard beam 4 cables.

8.40am: Fulgness [Fuglenes] Light N20E, Mylignes [Mylingen] Light N58E.

Noon: Bolpay [?] Light House S72W, Lille Lato [Lille Latøy] Point S45E.

1.18pm: Garpeskjaer Beacon Starboard Beam 4 cables, altered course S72E.

9.0am: High angle gun’s crew instructed in Lewis Gun, fired 63 rounds Mk VIII also making up Webb equipment.

4.7pm: Porsanger Noes S34E, Kjel Vegodden N62E, altered course N70E.

6.25pm: Svoerholt Klubben abeam.

8.47pm: Nordkyn S68E, Kjelsma [?] S38W, altered course S85E.

10.36pm: Sletnes Light Starboard beam 1.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 136.8 miles]

[Going round the North Cape - relatively quiet weather, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 42F]


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3 June 1919

From Vardo to Murmansk

Lat 70.1, Long 32.3

4.9am: Indre Rosmolen S46W, Syltefjord Klubben S37E, altered course S55E.

6.0am: Harbaken Light S65W, Seglhold Point S15E.

7.22am: Shagen Beacon Starboard Beam 5 cables.

7.34am: Came to Port anchor with 4 shackles in 19 fathoms.

[Anchor bearings: Reinoskjaer Beacon N6E, Reino Light House N44E, Ship’s Head North]

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded out of Harbour through Reino Sund [Reinöy sund].

8.32am: Horno Light House N32W, 2.2 miles.

8.38am: Took station astern M31. Course S62E.

am: Foremost 6 inch guns crew at instruction on landing equipment and Lewis gun fired 48 rounds of .303 Mk VIII for practice.

pm: Hands make and mend.

4.13pm: Lok Point S61W, Sharapov Point S25W, altered course S14E.

8.29pm: Altered course S38W, entered swept Channel. 8.47pm: Altered course S5E.

9.5pm: Left swept channel, altered course S11E.

9.46pm: Courses as requisite.

11.43pm: Came to Port anchor with 4.5 shackles in 19 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 183.8 miles]


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4 June 1919

At Murmansk

Lat 69.0, Long 33.0 [estimated]

Noon: Secured Tug St Just, weighed and proceeded to wharf.

0.30pm: Secured alongside M31.

5.0pm: Leave to watch till 6.45pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 87.8 miles]

[Temperature at 4pm 51F, sea temperature 41F]


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5 June 1919

From Murmansk to Yukanski [Yukansk] anchorage

Lat 69.0, Long 33.0

9.0am: Hands employed filling splinter mats and painting ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship from St Bees. Received 3.5 tons.

pm: Draught Forward 5’ 9”, Aft 6’ 3”.

4.25pm: Private Carter RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] discharged to Garth Castle (hospital ship).

4.50pm: Finished coaling.

6.34pm: Cast off from wharf. 6.43pm: Tug St Olaves [listed here] in towing ship away caused damage to boats davit on port side.

6.54pm: Cast off tug. 6.5pm: Proceeded ahead.

7.45pm: Stopped off Mushkov Point waiting for flotilla. 8.17pm: Proceeded.

8.25pm: Bylokni Light House port Beam 3 cables.

10.26pm: Altered course rounding Lyetinski Point. Took station astern M31.

11.40pm: Buikov [?] N15W, Topokorva Point S69W.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 283 lbs, Bread 80 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2.6 tons, Oil 30 tons]


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6 June 1919

From Murmansk to Yukanski [Yukansk, modern day Ostrovnoy] anchorage

Lat 68.79, Long 37.8

0.5am: Little Kildin Island Starboard beam.

0.32am: Magilni Point Light Port Beam 3 cables, Couse E.

2.34am: Cape Tereberski [Teriberski] Light House Starboard Beam 2.6 miles.

4.10am: Voroni Rocks Light House S35E.

7.0am: Kharlov [Karlov] Island S51E, Bolshoi Oleni S57W.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters. Officers of Quarters exercising loading drill and sight setting.

10.15am: Exercised small arms company in fitting on Webley equipment.

10.40am: Kharlov [Karlov] Island Starboard beam 4.5 miles.

pm: Hands make and mend.

[Temperature at 4pm 54F, sea temperature 36F]

7.4pm: Came to Port anchor with 3.5 shackles in 13 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings; Southern shore of Salna Island S84E, Observation Station [?] N1E.

[Temperature at 8pm 65F, sea temperature 38F]

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 124.6 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 6 tons, Oil 26 tons]


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7 June 1919

At Yukanski Bay Anchorage

Lat 68.1, Long 39.5 [estimated]

am: Hands employed fitting hawser as fender round ship.

1.45pm: Liberty men landed.

3.50pm: Liberty men returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 58.2 miles]


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8 June 1919

From Yukanski [Yukansk] Bay to Archangel

Lat 67.92, Long 40.7

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded S60E.

6.0am: Medvgetzki Beacon on Starboard Beam, altered course N10E.

7.0am: Took station astern “Roll Call”.

8.35am: Syvatoi Nos [Syvatoy Nos] S72W, Light House S59W.

2.13pm: Gorodetzki [Gorodezki] Light House Starboard beam 1.4 miles.

6.9pm: Orlov [Orlof] Light abeam.

6.20pm: Vishuyak Island Light S3W, Orlov Tower, West.

9.24pm: Danilov Beacon Starboard Beam 4 miles.

10.55pm: Sosnovitz Light House Starboard Beam S65W, 2.2 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 40.5 miles]

[Weather fine, temperature at noon 55F, sea temperature 32F]


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9 June 1919

From Yukanski Bay to Archangel

Lat 65.2, Long 39.5

0.47am: Altered course S35W to avoid ice.

5.30am: Proceeded slow through ice.

6.2am: Left ice field astern. Course S11E 240 revs.

[Temperature at 8am 48F, sea temperature 33F]

8.50am: Zimnegorski Light House S12E.

10.0am: Zimnegorski Light House N40E, Keretz Light House S27E.

10.56am: Keretz Light House Port Beam 3 miles.

[Temperature at noon 70F, sea temperature 56F]

1.22pm: Stopped and received Pilot at Bir [?] Light. 1.24pm: Proceeded at full speed.

3.33pm: Entered Marmaksi [Murmansky] Channel.

[Temperature at 4pm 77F, sea temperature 64F]

4.51pm: Secured alongside M27.

7.40pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 217.7 miles]


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10 June 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.5, Long 40.6 [estimated]

am: Hands employed getting up ammunition, painting and refitting.

Leave to Port watch from 5 till 10pm.


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11 June 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.5, Long 40.6

7.10am: Cast off from M27 and anchored with Port anchor and 3 shackles in 13 fathoms.

11.0am: Hands received casual payment.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10 pm.

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]


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12 June 1919

From Archangel to Bereznik Base and at Archangel

Lat 64.5, Long 40.6

am: Draught Forward 5’ 6.5”, Aft 6’ 0.5”.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.7am: Secured alongside Smolney Jetty.

8.15am: Hands employed discharging surplus stores to lighten ship.

11.53am: Cast off from Jetty and proceeded to oiler.

[Temperature at noon 67F, sea temperature 63F]

0.10pm: Secured alongside oiler Belgol. Oil received 30 tons.

1.10pm: Slipped and proceeded to ammunition ship and discharged practice projectiles.

1.50pm: Slipped and proceeded to Store Ship Bacchus.

2.40pm: Slipped and proceeded to M27. 3.0pm: Secured alongside M27.

5.0pm: M27 proceeded up river. Came to Port anchor.

6.6pm: Weighed and proceeded up river at slow speed.

6.44pm: Took station astern M27, revs 230.

8.0pm: Action stations. Fuzed HE shell, placed common shell on racks. Placed trays and Lewis guns in Charthouse.

11.30pm: M27 took the ground. Proceeded to tow M27 off.

Midnight: M27 afloat, both ships proceeded.

[Number on sick list: 1 to Hospital]

[Provisions Received: Vegetables 784 lbs, Bread 200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 5.4 tons, Oil 10 tons]


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13 June 1919

From Archangel to Bereznik Base

Lat 63.9, Long 41.7

1.42am: Came to Port anchor with 1.5 shackles in 3 fathoms. Unable to proceed owing to heavy mist.

[Anchored off Byelaya Goza]

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Weighed and proceeded up river astern M27.

9.0am: Hands employed fuzing shell and cleaning boats.

[Course and Distance made good: 85.3 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 5.3 tons, Oil 37.1 tons]

[Heavy mist and rain in early am, wind force 6 at 4am, misty and force 4 at 8am]


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14 June 1919

From Bereznik Base to Kurgomen

Lat 62.9, Long 42.7 [estimated]

4.9am: Came to Port anchor with 1.5 shackles in 4 fathoms off Bereznik Wharf.

pm: Draught Forward 5’ 10”, Aft 6’ 1”.

3.6pm: Weighed and proceeded up river with Pilot on board at 8 knots astern M27.

6.6pm: M27 grounded West of Zeloneo Island.

6.11pm: Secured alongside M27 and proceeded to assist her.

6.47pm: Borodino [a Russian paddle steamer - listed here] secured opposite side of M27.

7.25pm: Borodino cast off and proceeded up river.

7.38pm: Cast off.

8.37pm: Came to Port anchor with 1.5 shackles in 3 fathoms NW of Zelenez [?] Island.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 94.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 1 to Hospital Barge]

[Raining all pm]


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15 June 1919

From Bereznik Base to Kurgomin [Kurgomen] Base

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5 [estimated]

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river astern M31.

10.37am: Came to Port anchor with 1.5 shackles in 2.5 fathoms NW of Nizhini [?] Island.

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

11.37am: Came to Port anchor with 1.5 shackles in 4.5 fathoms at Kurgomin [Kurgomen].

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 30.1 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 140 lbs]


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16 June 1919

At Kurgomin [Kurgomen] Base

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: Hands to gun cleaning quarters.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and fitting kedge anchor.

6.41pm: HA [High Angle] guns crew closed up. Bolshevist aeroplane in sight.

7.1pm: Ceased firing. Expended 4 rounds 3” HA ammunition (HE).


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17 June 1919

At Kurgomin [Kurgomen] Base

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river with SNOR [probably Senior Naval Officer River] and Commander G [Gunnery] on board.

10.50am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle off Kurgomin [Kurgomen].

11.5am: Commenced firing against enemy gunboats up river.

Noon: Ceased firing and weighed anchor. Expended 12 rounds of 6" HE shell.

0.15pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded down river.

5.25pm: Let go port anchor and dropped alongside of oil lighter F. Oil received 21 tons.

10.0pm: Cast off and proceeded up.

10.10pm: Came to port anchor on buoy rope with 1 shackle.

11.54pm: Slipped cable and proceeded up river.

[Course and Distance made good: To firing position 2.2 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4.9 tons, Oil 24.5 tons]


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18 June 1919

At Kurgomin [Kurgomen] Base (Gunners Bridge)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

0.23am: Came to Starboard anchor with 1 shackle in 4 fathoms with cable buoyed.

9.0am: Hands employed fuzing lyddite shell forward and aft.

pm: Hands employed fitting deck awnings and fuzing lyddite shell.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 5.1 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4.8 tons, Oil 43.5 tons]

[Temperature at 4pm 78F]


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19 June 1919

From Kurgomin [Kurgomen] Base to Gunners Bridge and at Gunners Bridge

Lat 62.7, Long 43.4

0.20am: Opened fire on enemy battery at Topsa with Foremost 6" at 11,400 yards. Expended 3 rounds HE ammunition.

1.40am: Ceased firing.

8.30am: Quarters to clean guns.

9.38am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

10.2am: Came to starboard anchor with 1 shackle and cable buoyed.

2.0pm: Control party close up and in conjunction with aircraft exercised spotting.

3.32pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

3.55pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle in 4.5 fathoms and buoy cable ready for slipping.

5.25pm: Slipped and proceeded up river astern of [HMS] Glowworm.

5.30pm: Opened fire at extreme elevation on enemy gunboats (shrapnel). Fired [number not inserted] rounds on Topsa battery.

7.30pm: Grounded and passed line to Glowworm. 8.0pm Floated off.

8.15pm: Anchored off Gunners Bridge.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

9.10pm: Opened fire on enemy gunboats.

10.20pm: Ceased firing and proceeded down river.

10.55pm: Picked up Port cable and fast [?] same on ship with 1 shackle.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 200 lbs]


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20 June 1919

From Gunners Bridge to Anchorage 62 37 N 43 29 E

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

Afternoon of 19th expended 83 rounds 6" HE ammunition and 3 rounds 6" HG [?].

3.22am: Weighed and proceeded dead slow up river.

6.12am: Opened fire with foremost 6" at extreme range on enemy gunboats.

3.14pm: Engaged enemy battery in wood above Tulgas church.

4.12pm: Ceased firing, turned and proceeded down river.

4.34pm: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms abreast Observation Post with 1 shackle and cable buoyed ready to slip.

7.2pm: Slipped and proceeded up [river].

7.40pm: Opened fire on enemy positions.

8.19pm: Ceased firing turned and proceeded down river.

8.47pm: Picked up buoy and came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms with 1 shackle abreast of Observation Post, cable buoyed.

Expended 75 rounds HE 6" ammunition.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 11.3 miles]


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21 June 1919

From Beacon Hut to Tulgas - Kurgomin [Kurgomen] Base and Beacon Hut

Lat 62.7, Long 43.4

2.12am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

2.32am: Turned down river off Tulgas Church.

2.52am: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms with 1 shackle and buoyed ready for slipping.

3.46am Weighed and proceeded up [river].

4.0am: Came to Port anchor in 2 fathoms with 1 shackle on slip Tulgas Church S35E 1,065 yards.

4.13.5am: Opened fire with foremost 6” gun on enemy positions at Yakovlevskaya [Yakovlevskoe].

4.54am: Ceased firing.

5.12am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

6.15am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle off Beacon Hut. 6.30am: Weighed.

7.0am: Secured alongside ammunition lighter.

am: Hands employed cleaning up shell rooms and magazines.

11.0am: Ordinary Seaman Arnold rejoined ship from hospital.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

7.12pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle in 3.5 fathoms off Beacon Hut.

8.0pm: Red watch distributing HE shell to foremost and after guns.

Expended 13 rounds of 6" HE ammunition.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 23.1 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 140 lbs]

[Maximum temperature for the day at 8pm, 82F]


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22 June 1919

From Beacon Hut 62 36.75 N 43 29.5 E to Anchor off Tulgas Church

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

8.0am: Hands employed spreading awnings.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers.

0.40pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

1.15pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle on slip abreast Tulgas Church.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.3 miles]


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23 June 1919

From Tulgas to Gunners Bridge Base

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

8.30am: Hands to quarters clean guns. Employed fitting matting on decks and fitting awnings.

0.51pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

1.25pm: Secured alongside Glowworm and passed 60 HE shell (6") to her.

2.42pm: Cast off and proceeded down river. 2.52pm: Secured alongside [HMS] Humber.

3.5pm: Cast off and proceeded down river.

3.49pm: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms with 1 shackle off Gunners Bridge.

6.40pm: Took in [left blank/not specified]

7.35pm: Ammunition lighter cast off.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.0 miles]

[Maximum temperature for the day at 4pm, 89F]


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24 June 1919

At Gunners Bridge

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5

1.15am: Enemy aircraft dropped two bombs in the vicinity. HA guns crew closed up.

8.0am: Hands employed spreading awnings and painting ship's side.

pm: Hands employed as in the forenoon.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 6.3 miles]


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25 June 1919

At Gunners Bridge

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5 [estimated]

7.55am: Hands to quarters clean guns.

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship. HA guns crew closed up for Aerial Guard.

3.50pm: 1 PO and 10 hands as working party left ship.

10.40pm: Working party returned on board.


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26 June 1919

From Gunners Bridge to Hospital Village (Beacon Hut)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.5 [estimated]

9.0am: Hands employed refilling ammunition whips and as requisite. Working party of 1 PO and 4 hands landed.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

0.21pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle off Gunners Bridge. Draught Forward 5’ 10”, Aft 5’ 10”.

1.33pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

1.42pm: Arrived alongside Humber.

4.53pm: Slipped from Humber and proceeded up river.

5.23pm: Arrived alongside Humber off Beacon Hut and took in 12 tons of oil.

8.54pm: Cast off. 9.0pm: Came to Port anchor in 2 fathoms with 1 shackle on slip off Beacon Hut.

[Course and Distance made good: 0.4 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4.0 tons, Oil 29.6 tons]


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27 June 1919

From Tulgas to Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.6

8.7am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

9.2am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle in 3 fathoms off Tulgas Woods.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

11.41am: Opened fire on enemy position in L5B87 (near Gorodok) expended 15 rounds 6" HE.

0.49pm: Opened fire on position L1d60 (near Gorodok).

3.58pm Opened fire on enemy gunboats' ship off Yakolevskaya [Yakovlevskoe?] River, remaining in this position.

4.42pm: Increased speed.

5.7pm: Arrived and secured alongside [HMS] Cricket and discharged 50 HE and 50 common 6" shell.

5.35pm: Cast off and proceeded to stem [?] current off Troitsa.

8.17pm: Fired 1 round 6" HE on K12d31.

8.30pm: Took on 50 HE shell from paddle steamer.

9.58pm: Came to Port anchor in 3.5 fathoms with 1 shackle on slip 6 cables S51E from Troitsa Church.

Total rounds fired HE 35 shrapnel 6.

11.0pm: Pipe down.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 7.0 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.9 tons, Oil 40.3 tons]

[Another warm day, temperature 77F at 4pm and 8pm]


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28 June 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

2.23am: Flight of six British aeroplanes passed going SE.

2.51am: Aeroplanes returning (these aeroplanes were attacked by anti aircraft guns when over enemy lines).

6.0am: British seaplane visited enemy lines and was shelled by them.

6.55am: Seaplane returned.

10.4am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

10.24am: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms with 1 shackle on slip.

11.1am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

11.29am: Opened fire on enemy gunboats at extreme range. Expended 2 rounds 6" HE ammunition.

11.48am: Fired 6 rounds HE 6" ammunition on enemy position at L13L26.

0.15pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle in 3 fathoms.

7.0pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

7.18pm: Came to Port anchor in 3.75 fathoms, 1 shackle.

7.30pm: Shifted berth. 8.20pm: Shifted berth.

8.23pm: Came to Port anchor in 3.5 fathoms 1 shackle on slip, 1 cable astern of Humber off Safronovskaya.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.2 miles]


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29 June 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7 [position as shown in log]

8.0am: Sunday routine

10.0am: Divisions and prayers.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.4 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 60 lbs]


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30 June 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.1am: Weighed and proceeded in station astern Monitors 27 and 31 towards Troitsa Bay.

8.9am: Came to Port anchor 3.5 fathoms with 2 shackles N50W 1.5 cables from M27.

8.30am: Quarters clean guns. Hands employed spreading awnings.

11.15am: Ship’s Company lined up on Forecastle and Quarterdeck as Rear Admiral passed.

0.15pm: Working party of 1 PO and 12 hands left ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.1 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]



LOGS FOR JULY 1919


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1 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Private Carter RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] rejoined from hospital.

9.30am: Working party of 1 PO and10 hands returned on board.

11.0am: Rear Admiral White Sea visited ship.

1.0pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition.

1.49pm: Weighed anchor. 1.57pm: Secured alongside oil lighter F.

2.19pm: Shifted to other side of lighter. 2.27pm: Secured to Port side of oil lighter X with Port anchor down.

5.10pm: Finished oiling. Received 11 tons.

6.30pm: Cast off. Weighed and proceeded up [river].

6.36pm: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms with 1 shackle on slip.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2.3 tons, Oil 33.4 tons]


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2 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Hands to quarters clean guns.

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite, sent skiff to [HMS] Fandango.

8.0pm: Working party left ship. 8.30pm: Working party returned on board.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.7 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 2.2 tons, Oil 43.2 tons]

[Some rain during the am, windy in pm (force 4), temperature 79F at 4pm]


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3 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

2.30am: Six British Aeroplanes passed.

2.43am: Five British Aeroplanes passed all going SE.

3.10am: Eleven Aeroplanes returning.

6.30am: Port watch employed cleaning upper deck.

7.0am: Port watch quarters clean guns.

8.0am: Hands cleaning boats, fitting cocoanut [coconut] matting on boat deck and painting.

9.0am: Party of 5, 1 officer, 1 LTO [Leading Torpedo Man] and 3 ABs left ship to look out for mines.

1.15pm: Watch fall in, employed fitting cocoanut matting on boat deck.

9.10pm: Mine lookout party returned on board.


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4 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Watch employed painting, fitting cocoanut matting on deck and cleaning litter flat.

9.40pm: Surgeon Lieutenant discharged to M25 temporarily.


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5 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

10.45am: Quarters to clean guns.

1.27pm: Private Higgins RMLI and Ordinary Seaman Robinson discharged sick to [HMS] Hyderabad.

2.10pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to oil lighter.

2.18pm: Secured alongside oil lighter X with Port anchor down and proceeded to pump oil from X to F lighter.


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6 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Hands to quarters clean guns.

9.50am: Divisions and prayers.

11.30am: Russian pilot discharged.

5.14pm: Cast off from oil lighter.

5.21pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle.

8.15pm: One officer, one LTO and 3 ABs left ship for mine lookout up river.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.3 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 7.5 lbs]

[Heavy rain at 4am, lighter rain at 8am, then overcast, maximum temperature 59F at 8pm, relatively low barometric pressure but rising during the afternoon]


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7 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

4.45am: Landing party of 1 Sergeant and 8 marines and 4 ABs in charge of the gunner with field equipment, rifles and Lewis guns sent to M31 at Troitsa for landing.

8.5am: Mine lookout party returned on board.

9.0am: Hands to quarters clean guns, assembling accoutrements and cleaning rifles, etc.

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

3.20pm: Came to Port anchor in 2.75 fathoms, 1 shackle.

5.20pm: Ordinary Seaman Hastings discharged to Hyderabad for surgical treatment.

5.39pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.39pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle.

10.1pm: Fired 5 rounds 6" on Seltso (K11b).

10.11pm: Fired 11 rounds 6" on K11a.

10.35pm: Fired 4 rounds 6" on Gunboat.

11.3pm: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

11.8pm: Came to Port anchor in 3.5 fathoms.

11.31pm: Fired 6 rounds 6" on Seltos [sic] [Seltso].

[Course and distance made good: Indirect 0.3 miles]


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8 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

3.6am: Fired 19 rounds 6" on Selmenga.

4.33am: Fired 4 rounds 6" on Gunboats.

4.40am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

5.4am: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms, 1 shackle on slip.

6.39am: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

6.44am: Fired 2 rounds on L13C28.

6.50am: Fired 7 rounds on Seltso Observation Post.

6.55am: Enemy shell burst on boat deck penetrating through to wardroom, upper deck WR store, PO's mess and Shell room. Completed [completely] wrecking wardroom furniture and fittings and doing considerable damage to officers Cabins.

7.20am: Proceeded down [river]. 7.44am: Came to Port anchor.

9.0am: Party of shipwrights from Hyderabad commenced to repair damage.

pm: Blanket and 2 sheets destroyed.

0.42pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

1.13pm: Let go Port anchor turned and proceeded alongside ammunition lighter

1.23pm: Secured alongside ammunition lighter with Port anchor down. Hands taking in ammunition and fuzing shell. Received [blank].

4.58pm: Cast off and proceeded up [river].

5.17pm: Opened fire on enemy gunboats expending 9 rounds 6".

5.27pm: Fired 7 rounds 6” on L1d06.

7.2pm: Came to Port anchor.

8.0pm: Total ammunition expended 75 HE (6”), 8 Shrapnel (6”), from 10.1pm 7th July.

9.30pm: Weighed anchor.

9.35pm: Opened fire on enemy gunboats.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 5.2 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]

[Heavy rain at noon, relatively low barometric pressure throughout the day]


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9 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

0.40am: Ceased firing, expended 92 rounds 6" HE on gunboats.

0.43am: Came to Port anchor in 2.5 fathoms, 1 shackle in advanced position abreast Yakolevskoe [Yakovlevskoe] Church.

10.15am: Exploded large enemy mine drifting down stream, expending 5 rounds 6" HE.

6.30pm: Landing party returned on board.

8.15pm: A Wright Private RMLI joined ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 4.1 miles]

[Provisions received: Bead 90 lbs]

[Relatively low barometric pressure all day, maximum temperature at 8pm 71F]


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10 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

9.0am: Quarters clean guns.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

9.52am: Let go Port anchor, turned and proceeded alongside ammunition lighter.

10.4am: Secured alongside with Port anchor down. Commenced taking in ammunition.

11.32am: Slipped and proceeded up [river].

11.40am: Let go Port anchor and dropped alongside oil lighter “F”.

2.59pm: Cast off and proceeded up river.

3.18pm: Came to Port anchor and connected up telephone to Headquarters Army and Naval OP.

10.15pm: One officer and party viz 1 LTO and 3 ABs left ship for mine lookout.

11.20pm: Surgeon Lieutenant returned to ship from Monitor 25.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.5 miles]

[Ammunition received 151 HE 6” shell, 196 Cartridges 6” and 150 DA, 44 Fuzes]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1.4 tons, Oil 29.8 tons]

[Relatively low barometric pressure all day but very light wind,

maximum temperature at 4pm 86F]


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11 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

3.0 to 3.10am: British Artillery on left bank active.

8.15am: Mine lookout party and officer returned on board. Quarters clean guns.

am: Hands employed cleaning out and re-stowing shell rooms and magazine and coaling galley. Painting crews wash place.

pm: Hands make and mend.

10.0pm: SNOR and staff came on board. SNOR proceeded to Humber in advanced position. Land batteries assisted by ships bombarded enemy positions.

10.40pm: SNOR and staff left ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.0 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1.3 tons, Oil 43.6 tons]

[Barometric pressure still consistently low]


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12 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

4.45am: Opened fire with Lewis guns on drifting mines.

5.55am: Ceased firing.

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship (Saturday routine).

9.14am: Buoyed and slipped telephone cable, weighed and proceeded up river.

9.25am: Came to with Port anchor with 1 shackle on slip in advanced position.

10.45am: Quarters clean guns.

pm: Hands make and mend.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.0 miles]

[Barometric pressure still consistently low but weather quiet, maximum temperature at 4pm 87F]


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13 July 1919

At Safronovskaya (Troitsa)

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

9.45am: Divisions and prayers.

[Barometric pressure still low but weather quiet, 87F at noon]


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14 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

8.25am: Turned and proceeded up [river]. Opened fire on enemy gunboats with 6" HE expending 46 rounds.

10.24am: Shifted target to L6d58 expending 6 rounds 6" HE.

11.15am: Came to Port anchor.

3.15 to 3.22pm: Spotting exercise by W/T with Kite balloon carried out.

4.18pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

4.36pm: Came to Port anchor abreast Hyderabad.

7.40pm: One officer and party - 1 LTO and 3 ABs left ship for mine lookout.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.5 miles]


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15 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.45am: Officer and mine lookout party returned.

am: Hands employed making boom net, cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Landed watch for net-making.

3.10pm: Party for coaling left ship.

3.30pm: Net party returned on board.

4.30pm: Leave to port watch from 4.30 to 7.0pm.

10.45pm: Coaling party returned on board.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.5 miles]

[Barometric pressure still low but weather quiet, 89F at 4pm]


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16 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.15am: Unloaded lighter full of boats and secured same astern.

9.25am: Landed one watch for making nets, other watch cleaning ship.

10.30am: Working party of 1 PO and 12 hands left ship.

11.45am: Net party returned aboard.

0.42pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.4pm: Secured alongside Hyderabad.

4.0pm: Working party returned aboard.

4.30pm: Watch landed for net-making. Leave to other watch till 7.0pm.

7.35pm. Net working party returned on board.

[Provisions received: Bread 50 lbs]


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17 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

6.45am: Starboard watch landed as Net working party.

8.0am: Net working party returned on board. 1 Officer, 1 LTO and 3 ABs left ship for mine lookout.

9.0am: Net working party landed.

11.35am: Net working party returned aboard.

4.30pm: Net working party landed. Remainder employed taking in ammunition from Hyderabad.

6.0pm: Leave to one watch till 11pm.

6.30pm: Net working party returned.

8.35pm: Mine lookout party returned aboard.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.3 miles]

[Barometric pressure still low but weather quiet, 91F at 4pm]


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18 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

6.45am: Net working party landed.

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Net working party landed. Leave to starboard watch till 7.0pm.


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19 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

2.0am: Fired one round 3" HE at hostile aeroplane.

7.20am: Working party of ten hands left ship for Gunners Bridge.

7.25am: Landed net working party.

pm: Ordinary Seaman Hastings rejoined ship from Hyderabad.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in lubricating oil.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0pm.

7.40pm: Working party returned from Gunners Bridge.

[Provisions received: Bread 90 lbs]

[Barometric pressure still low but weather warm and quiet]


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20 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.30am: Net working party landed.

7.54am: Cast off from Hyderabad and proceeded up river.

8.7am: Came to Port anchor in 3 fathoms, 1 shackle on slip.

am: Ship at the ready. Watch to Quarters clean guns.

9.45am: Divisions and prayers.

8.0pm: One officer, 1 LTO and 3 hands for mine lookout left.

9.30pm: Aerial Guard.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.8 miles]


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21 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

1.0am: Aerial Guard.

6.30am: Watch employed cleaning upper deck.

7.30am: Net working party landed.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck and fitting weights for nets.

pm: Watch employed fuzing 3” HA ammunition and fitting weights.

[Still relatively low barometric pressure, a little more wind (force 2-3), cooler (63F at 4pm) and misty at 3am and midnight]


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22 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.50: Weighed and proceeded up river. M31 took on Aerial Guard.

8.7am: Came to port anchor in 2.5 fathoms 1 shackle in advanced position.

8.15am: Watch to quarters clean guns.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.3 miles]

[Barometric pressure still low, misty at 4am and 8am, mist at 8pm and foggy at midnight]


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23 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

0.20am: Five CMBs [Coastal Motor Boats] arrived alongside and at 1.0 anchored astern, one proceeding up river.

8.0am: Watch to quarters clean guns and employed as requisite.

10.30pm: Two CMBs anchored astern.

[Barometric pressure now very low (down to 29.04” at 8am), foggy or misty all day but maximum temperature 80F at 4pm]


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24 July 1919

Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

2.0am: Artillery engagement left bank.

3.30am: Artillery and machine gun fire on right bank.

7.30am: Aeroplanes carried out raid on gunboats and Seltzo [Seltso].

8.5am: Officer and 4 hands left ship for mine lookout.

8.6am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

8.33am: Secured alongside oil lighter with Port anchor down.

9.5am: Net party landed, remainder coaling ship. Coal received 5 tons.

1.20pm: Cast off and proceeded up river.

1.26pm: Secured alongside RB1 [Repair Barge] with Port anchor down and commenced repairing Ward Room.

1.40pm: Net party landed. Remainder painting ship.

4.50pm: Net party returned on board.

6.30pm: Leading Signalman W Nate and Ordinary Telegraphist R Russell joined ship.

7.30pm: Liberty men landed, leave till 10pm.

8.0pm: Mine lookout party returned on board.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.3 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal Nil, Oil 24.9 tons]

[Barometric pressure still low, misty at 4am, heavy rain at 8pm, still raining at midnight]


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25 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Net party landed. Remainder painting ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed painting ship.

1.30pm: Net party landed.

3.45pm: Net party returned on board.

4.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 6.0pm.

7.15pm: Leave to part of watch till 10pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.4 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4.9 tons, Oil 43.1 tons]

[A dry day but barometric pressure still very low, maximum temperature 66F at 4pm]


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26 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship.

10.30am: Hands mustered for payment.

1.15pm: Starboard watch landed for net making. Port watch make and mend.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 11pm.

7.45pm: Starboard watch proceeded up river to lay out net.

10.25pm: Net party returned on board.

[Provisions received: Bread 90 lbs]

[Barometric pressure down to 29.01” at 8am, weather cooler (maximum temperature at 4pm 60F)]


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27 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

2.45am: Hostile aircraft passed over flotilla dropping 2 bombs. Fired 2 rounds 3" HA.

8.0am: Aerial Guard. Quarters clean guns.

9.30am: One officer and 12 men landed to attend memorial service.

10.0am: Divisions.

am: Smith (AB) joined.

2.0pm: Watch employed stowing stores. Leave to one watch till 7pm.

7.50pm: Mine lookout party with one officer proceeded up river.


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28 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

0.45am: Hostile aircraft passed overhead. Fired from Lewis guns and 1 round from 3" HA.

7.43am: Slipped from repair barge.

7.57am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle on slip, remaining at the “ready”.

8.0am: M31 took over Aerial Guard.

8.20am: Mine lookout party returned. Starboard watch painting ship and working on mine nets.

1.15pm: Watch employed as in forenoon.

5.45pm: One PO, 1 Leading Seaman and 6 hands proceeded up river to lay out nets.

9.0pm: Net party returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.8 miles]

[Rain at 4am and 8am]


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29 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

1am: Ship at the “Ready”.

9.0am: Hands to quarters clean guns.

10.30am: Part of watch dropped Kedge anchor over stern for trial.

pm: Watch employed painting ship.

8.0pm: HA 3” guns crews exercised at gun drill.

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]


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30 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

1.0am to 1.50am: British aeroplane patrolling Troitsa area.

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

8.5am: Came to port anchor in 20ft with 1 shackle on slip in advanced position.

am: Hands employed fitting matting on deck. Quarters clean guns.

10.10am to 10.40am: Exercised spotting with KB [kite balloon] by W/T.

1.30pm: Drifting mine secured and beached by mine lookouts.

5.30pm: Exercised spotting with KB by W/T.

[Course and distance made good: 1.4 miles]


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31 July 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

0.50am to 1.55am: British aeroplane patrolling Troitsa area.

8.0am: Quarters clean guns. Watch employed painting ship’s side.

pm: Watch employed painting ships side.

3.30pm: British seaplane bombing enemy positions.

5.30pm: Ordinary Seaman Dentree rejoined ship from hospital.

[Barometric pressure still relatively low, but rising. Fog at 4am and midnight]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


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1 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.30am: Mine lookout party and 1 officer left ship.

8.0am: Landing party of seaman and marines in charge of an officer left ship.

8.16am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

9.2am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle on slip in 3 fathoms. Commenced Aerial Guard.

10.0am: Private Wright RMLI discharged to Borodino.

6.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 10.30pm.

[Course and Distance made good: 2.1 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 70 lbs]


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2 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Relieved from Aerial Guard by M31.

9.40am: Working party left ship.

11.15am: Hands to quarters clean guns.

pm: Hands make and mend.

6.0pm: Leave to starboard watch till 10.30pm.

7.20pm: Working party returned.


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3 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and spreading Quarterdeck awning.

7.46am: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

8.3am: Came to Port anchor 1 shackle on slip and took telephone aboard.

10.0am: Divisions.

11.0am: Divine service.

5.30pm: Leave to one watch till 7.30.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.8 miles]

[Barometric pressure still relatively low, temperature at 4pm 84F]


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4 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

6.0am to 6.50am: Boat away with 1 officer and 3 men searching for reported drifting mines.

8.40am: One Leading Seaman and 6 hands left ship (Damming party).

am: Quarters clean guns.

1.15pm: Hands landed for net making.

7.40pm: Damming party returned.

10.40pm: Net completed, party returned.

[Barometric pressure still low, misty on and off during am]


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5 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

9.0am: Hands employed taking in Quarterdeck awning, making ammunition slings and as requisite.

am: Quarters clean guns.

4.0pm: Received mails.

8.32pm: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

9.16pm: Anchored in advanced position.

9.25pm: HMS Cicala struck by mine and proceeded down river.

9.28pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

10.17pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle on slip.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.1 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 90 lbs]

[Pressure still low, thick fog at 4am and 8am, clear from noon but misty again at midnight, temperature up to 83F at 4pm]


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6 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

2.30am Two CMBs [Coastal Motor Boats] returned to base, one remaining at anchor ahead.

6.30am: Watch employed scrubbing decks.

9.45am: Quarters clean guns.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.3 miles]

[Barometric pressure dropping during the day (down to 28.68” at midnight), rain during morning, after early mist, with force 4 winds]


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7 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

8am: Two marines left ship to join up with landing party.

am: Watch making projectile racks. Quarters clean guns.

pm: Ship struck in starboard side by shell which penetrated through to engine room without exploding (about 5pm).

[NB Some stores destroyed belonging to Carpenter, TWO and Bosun by shell bursting in steering flat]

4.15pm: Enemy battery opened fire on ship.

4.20pm: Opened fire with 3" HE on position L12d54.

4.35pm: Opened fire with 6" HE and shrapnel on Position L12d54.

4.51pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

4.53pm: Enemy shell burst in steering flat damaging engine. Proceeded to steer by hand wheel.

5.7pm: Anchored.

6.43pm: Weighed and proceeded up. 6.46pm: Anchored and opened fire on Gunboats with 6" HE.

7.16pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

7.50pm: Secured alongside Repair Barge and commenced repair work.

Ammunition expended 5 HE3", 26 HE 6" and 6 Shrapnel 6".

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]

[Barometric pressure down to 28.64” at 4am, then rising slightly, rain and mist on and off during am]


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8 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.50am: Mine lookout party and officer left ship.

8.0am: Commenced “Aerial Guard”.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and making ammunition covers and coaling galley.

2.20pm: Chief Shipwright discharged to sick quarters "Hyderabad".

pm: All ships at the “Ready”.

9.30pm: Mine lookout party returned.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.3 miles]

[Heavy rain and wind force 5 at midnight]


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9 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Relieved from Aerial Guard.

9.30am: Cast off and proceeded down [river].

9.50am: Secured alongside oil lighter.

2.1pm: Cast off. 2.14pm: Secured alongside ammunition lighter. Discharged 10 depth charges type G to mine lighter.

4.50pm: Cast off and proceeded up [river].

5.6pm: Anchored 1 cable starboard beam of Humber [?].

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.5 miles]

[Oil received: 21 tons]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.4 tons, Oil 23.2 tons]

[Barometric pressure still very low, rain in morning, heavy at noon and 4pm, temperature 72F at 4pm]


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10 August 1919

From Troitsa to Seltso

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

9.57am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

10.30: All hands to action stations.

10.42: Anchored in K3a75.

11.20am: Opened fire on L16b59.

11.49am: Opened fire on L12d54.

Noon: Ceased firing.

0.4pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

0.19pm: Anchored in F14d85.

2.51pm: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

3.12pm: Came to Port anchor in 21ft 1 shackle on slip K3a85.

3.47pm: Opened fire on P1a55.

3.55pm: Ceased firing.

5.52pm: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

5.54pm: Anchored in K3b99.

6.17pm: Opened fire on K11b14.

Embarked 100 rounds HE ammunition and 400 percussion tubes.

6.20pm: Ceased firing.

7.41pm: Opened fire on K12c86.

8.50pm: Ceased firing.

Total expenditure 131 HE.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.6 miles]

[Barometric pressure low and falling during the day, down to 28.54” at midnight, foggy at 4am, rain on and off during the day]


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11 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

1.0am: Ship at 15 minutes notice.

2.30am: Let go Starboard anchor underfoot.

7.0am: Weighed starboard anchor.

8.10am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside, hands ammunitioning ship.

9.20am: Ammunition lighter left. Hands fuzing and stowing [ammunition].

pm: Hands make and mend.

4.0pm: Hands to quarters clean guns.

6.45pm: Hammond (Signalman) and Lee (AB) discharged to M31 temporarily for mine sweeping duties.

6.52pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

7.22pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle on slip.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.7 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]

[Very low pressure all day (28.47”), rain (sometimes with mist) almost all day, temperature dropping in pm]


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12 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

am: Searchlight shewn on prisoners Camp at 20 minute intervals.

8.0am: Hands employed repairing awnings, cleaning after litter flat.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 10.30pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.1 miles]

[Barometric pressure continues low, rain from time to time]


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13 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

8.0am: Took on “Aerial Guard”. Watch employed as required.

9.45am: Quarters clean guns.

pm: Watch employed repairing boat.

4.30pm: Diver examined rudder reporting it all correct.


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14 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

6.30am: Watch employed scrubbing decks.

7.50am: Weighed and proceeded up river. Relieved from “Aerial Guard”.

8.31am: Came to Port anchor in 7 feet 1 shackle in advanced position.

11.0am: CMB stern [?] dinghy alongside.

5.0pm: Laid out kedge anchor on port quarter to keep both guns bearing.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.4 miles]

[Barometric pressure down to 28.28” at 8am, then starting to rise, rain all am, temperature at noon 62F]


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15 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

9.45am: Hands to quarters clean guns. Duty CMB [Coastal Motor Boat] secured alongside.

4.10pm: Watch landed to take all ammunition out of enemy gun-barge.

6.0pm: Enemy ammunition sunk in deep water.

6.30pm: Watch returned on board.


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16 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

8.0am: Watch employed fitting cocoanut matting on upper deck, caulking boat and making canvas screen.

11.0am: Quarters clean guns.

6.50pm: Weighed kedge anchor.

7.0pm: Weighed anchor and shifted billet.

7.7pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle and laid out kedge anchor as before.

9.0pm: Placed light on stern of gun barge.


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17 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

9.45am: Divisions and prayers.

10.10am: Piped down, part of watch remaining closed up.

8.50pm: Placed light on stern of enemy gun barge.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.1 miles]

[Rain all day, winds up to force 5 at times, temperature up to 56F]


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18 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

4.40am: Sighted mine. 4.45am: Sank mine by Lewis gun fire.

6.30am: Watch employed clearing up upper deck.

7.10am: Weighed kedge. 7.50am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

8.0am: Took on Aerial Guard duties.

8.22am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle.

8.0am: Hands to quarters clean guns.

2.40pm: Funeral party of 2 officers and 6 men landed.

3.40pm: Party returned.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 10pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.5 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 80 lbs]


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19 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.6

8.0am: Relieved from Aerial Guard.

9.1am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

9.14am: Secured alongside oil lighter F, took in oil and commenced pumping oil from lighter F to X.

9.45am: Hands to Quarters clean guns.

10.10am: Landed funeral party. Hands employed as requisite.

11.35am: Funeral party returned.

4.30pm: Leave to the watch till 10pm.

6.0pm: Took in quantity of Engineers, Gunners and Torpedo stores.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.4 miles]

[Oil fuel received: 10 tons]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1.5 tons, Oil 30.7 tons]


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20 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.6

8.0am: Lieutenant Black joined ship as First Lieutenant.

am: Hands employed turning whalers falls, fitting canvas screens, etc. Quarters clean guns.

3.5pm: Cast off and proceeded up [river].

3.38pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle in 2.75 fathoms in advanced Position.

4.30pm: Attached CMB [Coastal Motor Boat] secured alongside.

5.0pm: Part of watch employed repairing mine defence net ahead of ship.

7.15pm: Part of watch returned on board.

7.50pm: 2 shipwrights and 1 plumber returned to Hyderabad.

Lost from beacon ashore, one hand lantern and candle stick.

[Provisions received: Bread 90 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1.4 tons, Oil 39.7 tons]

[Showers then rain from noon onwards. Noon temperature 60F]]


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21 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

8.0am: Watch fitting cocoanut matting on deck and screen on Ward Room.

10.0am: Quarters clean guns.

7.0pm: Mail sent to Hyderabad for UK.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.6 miles]

[Rain all morning, then cloudy, temperature up to 57F at 4pm]


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22 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

9.45am: Quarters clean guns.

6.0pm: Part of watch rigging mine defence boom.


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23 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

9.5am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

9.30am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle at Troitsa.

9.45am: Hands employed getting up shells and stores for lightening ship.

10.10am: Lighter secured alongside.

1.15pm: Hands employed getting Starboard anchored [anchor] and cable also various stores into lighter for lightening ship.

6.30pm: Leave to one watch till 11.15pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.2 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 35 lbs, Bread 90 lbs]


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24 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.45am: Mine lookout party left ship.

8.0am: Took on “Aerial Guard”.

am: Hands employed lightening ship.

11am: Russian Pilot joined ship.

1.30pm: Store lighter cast off.

1.45pm: Ammunition lighter alongside, hands disembarking ammunition to lighten ship.

4.30pm: Leave to one watch till 10pm.

8.50pm: Mining party returned on board.


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25 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.7

7.50am: Party landed to make mine net.

8.0am: Continued Aerial Guard.

9.50: Naval Ordnance officers came on board and commenced decoppering 6" guns.

1.30pm: Net party landed.

5.30pm: Net party landed.

6.0pm: Leave to the watch till 10 pm.

6.30pm: Armed Guard left ship for [HMS] “Sword Dance”.

7.45pm: Net party returned on board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 35 lbs, Bread 90 lbs]


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26 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.6, Long 43.6

6.45am: Sent mail for UK to Hyderabad.

8.0am: Continued “Aerial Guard”.

8.0am: Landed net making party.

8.30am: Party left ship for mine barge. Naval Ordnance officers working on 6” guns.

10.35am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

10.54am: Came to Port anchor 1 shackle.

11.10am: Armed Guard from “Sword Dance” returned.

Noon: Mine defence net completed, party returned on board.

pm: Hands “make and mend”.

6.30pm: Party from mining barge returned on board.

7.45pm: Mine lookout party (1 officer, LTO and 3 hands) left ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.8 miles]


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27 August 1919

At Troitsa

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

8.0am: Relieved of Aerial Guard.

8.35am: Anchored in advanced position.

am: Duty CMB secured alongside. Hands employed unfuzing HE shells, taking off foremost gun shield, taking down mainmast etc.

10.40am: Gun shield thrown overboard.

pm: Hands employed as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 3.6 miles]


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28 August 1919

From Troitsa to Red Beacon Pool

Lat 62.5, Long 43.7

7.55am: Mine lookout party left ship.

9.0am: Sub Lieutenant Dunn and Naval Brigade party returned on board, also 5 ratings from [HMS] Cricket joined ship for passage.

10.11am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

10.30am: Anchored in advanced position.

3.10pm: Lieutenant Black discharged to “Hyderabad”.

5.24pm: Weighed anchor. 5.33pm: Anchored.

5.57pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

6.20pm: Secured alongside ammunition lighter. Hands employed disembarking ammunition.

7.16pm: Cast off, proceeded down river.

8.57pm: Secured alongside floating crane and prepared all guns for lifting out.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.1 miles]

[7.0pm: Draught Forward 5ft 7in, Aft 5ft 6.5in]

[Provisions received: Bread 100 lbs]


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29 August 1919

From Red Beacon Pool to Archangel

Lat 62.7, Long 43.4

am: Carpenter and ERAs preparing 6” and 3” HA guns for lifting out.

3.30am: Called hands.

4.0am: Hands employed getting out all guns into lighter, also other articles for lightening ship.

9.0am: Skiff left at Troitsa as part of net defence.

10.0am: Discharged quantity of coal into lighter.

11.10am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside, discharged all 6” and 3” ammunition.

11.30am: Ammunition lighter cast off.

0.58pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

2.8pm: Came to Port anchor Konetzgorski Church N85E, Troitza [Troitsa] Church N30W.

5.52pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

7.10pm: Passed Vaga River mouth.

7.40pm: Passed Beresnik.

8.47pm: Came to Port anchor 1 shackle at 260 verst [?] mark.

9.30pm: Private H Smith, Royal Scots, taken aboard for passage to Archangel (escaped prisoner of war from Gorodok).

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 11.1 miles]

[Draught at Noon: Forward 5’ 2”, Aft 5’ 1.5”]


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30 August 1919

From Beresnik [Bereznik] to Archangel

Lat 64.0, Long 41.7

3.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.23am: St Ryelnova Church N63W.

8.0am Saturday routine.

10.57am: Rakulskoe Church Starboard Beam.

Noon: Kopachevski Church Port Beam.

6.41pm: Came to Port anchor in 13 fathoms and 2 shackles.

7.30pm: Discharged Russian Pilot.

[Course and Distance made good: 119.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Indirect 69 miles]

[11 tons oil pumped overboard]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 80 lbs, Bread 146 lbs]


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31 August 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.5, Long 40.6

9.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded.

9.47am: Secured alongside oiler War Pathan. Received 36 tons of oil.

1.9pm: Cast off. 1.14pm: Came to Port anchor with 2 shackles.

1.30pm: Leave to one watch to 9pm.

1.40pm: 1 PO and 5 ratings discharged to their ship HMS Cricket.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 69.9 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 8.8 tons]

[Temperature at noon 76F]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1919


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1 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded to Smolney Jetty for stores. 6.44am: Arrived alongside.

8.0am: Hands taking in Starboard cable and stores and equipment landed to lighten ship.

4.11pm: Cast off and proceeded to Storeship Aro [listed here]. 4.24pm: Secured alongside.

4.30pm: Leave to one watch till 9pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.8 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 92 lbs, Bread 70 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 44.8 tons]


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2 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite.

11.46am: Cast off and proceeded to “Fox”.

0.4pm: Came to Port anchor with 2 shackles near HMS Fox.

1.28pm: Weighed anchor. 1.40pm: Secured alongside HMS Fox.

4.30pm: Leave to one watch till 8.30pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.7 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 70 lbs]


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3 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

8.30am: Hands employed as requisite.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 0.6 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 92 lbs]

[No other log entries on this Wednesday]


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4 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

5.0am: 3” HA ammunition and remainder of outfit [?] left in TL17.

9.20am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside.

10.15am: Hands mustered for payment.

10.45am: Hands embarking ammunition from lighter.

1.15pm: Hands carried on embarking ammunition.

4.0pm: Leave to watchkeepers till 8.30pm.

7.30pm: Competed with ammunition aft.

8.0pm: Placed sentries on magazines.

[Temperature at 8pm 65F]


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5 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

8.0am: Cleaning ship, posting [?] wire strops and ammunition whips.

11.7am: Weighed and proceeded up [river]. Secured alongside floating crane, T11 store lighter secured alongside.

1.15pm: Hands employed in getting 6" guns from T11. Sight brackets of both 6" guns strained, Roller bearing plate of after 6" gun buckled. Training gear of foremost gun out of action.

4.45pm: Both watches getting in stores and ships fittings [?] from T11.

3" HA gun and mounting left in lighter T11, miscellaneous stores belonging to Gunner, Boatswain, Carpenter, TWO and Engineer also left in lighter.

9.11pm: Cast off. 9.18pm: Secured alongside jetty.

10.0pm: Sentry watch kept on stores lying about upper deck.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 4.0 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 100 lbs]


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6 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

6.15am: Hands employed replacing ships fittings and gear.

9.11am: Slipped from wharf and shifted to coal wharf.

9.20am: Alongside coal wharf, Port watch coaling ship. Received 4 tons coal.

11.33am: Slipped from quay and proceeded down river.

0.13pm: Came to Port anchor with 1.5 shackles.

pm: Hands make and mend.

1.30pm: Leave to one watch till 8.30pm.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside Fox.

4.40pm: Secured alongside Fox.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.8 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal Nil, Oil 41.3 tons]


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7 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

8.0am: Armourer from HMS Fox working on both 6" guns.

9.0am: Hands cleaned mess decks.

9.30am: Church party fall in aboard Fox.

10.30am: Hands to divisions.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 8.30pm.

4.30pm: Liberty men landed.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 4 tons, Oil 40 tons]


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8 September 1919

At Arkhangel [Archangel]

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

8.55am: Hands employed rigging splinter mats.

9.40am: Working party left ship for TL17

Noon: Working party returned.

1.10pm: Working party left for TL17.

4.30pm: Leave to one watch till 8.30pm. Working party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 88 lbs, Bread 100 lbs]

[Temperature peaked at 73F at 4pm]


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9 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

8.55am: Hands employed fitting splinter mats and painting mess deck.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting mess deck and transferring 6” ammunition from aft forward.

4.15pm: Leave to one watch and football team till 8.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 83 lbs, Bread 110 lbs]


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10 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

8.30am: Working party 1 Leading Seaman and 6 ABs left ship.

9.0am: Hands employed painting mess deck and fitting boat rope.

1.15pm: Watch employed paining mess deck.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 8.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 40 lbs, Bread 70 lbs]

[Rain and showers for most of the day, wind up to force 5 at times]


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11 September 1919

At Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

8.15am: Working party left ship.

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite.

1.23pm: Slipped from Fox.

1.38pm: Secured alongside Hyderabad.

3.43pm: Cast off. 4.7pm: Secured alongside crane.

5.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 8.30pm.


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12 September 1919

From Archangel to Mechka and at Archangel

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Foremost 6" gun lifted to carry out repairs.

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

9.15am: Hands employed working on guns.

10.53am: Cast off.

11.35am: Secured alongside oiler War Pathan. Received 11 tons of oil.

1.30pm: Hands fall in, employed fuzing shell, coaling galley etc.

3.20pm: Cast off and proceeded up river.

5.26pm: Came to Port anchor with 0.5 shackle.

6.34pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river]. 6.37pm: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 2.9 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 77 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs, Bread 80 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.75 tons, Oil 35.3 tons]


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13 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

9.0am: Saturday routine, painting Landing rooms. Quarters clean guns.

1.0pm: Hands piped down.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 14.6 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.7 tons, Oil 44.1 tons]

[Rain on and off for most of the day, winds force 5 or 6 until evening]


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14 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

8.0am: Sunday routine.

9.45am: Divisions and prayers. Pipe down.

1.30pm: Leave to one watch till 1.30pm [sic].

[Rain and force 6 winds at 4pm, temperature 46F]


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15 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

9.30am: Dropped kedge anchor. Party landed to get sand, also sticks for making fenders.

11.45am: Party returned on board.

4.30pm: Leave to one watch till 6.30pm.

8.0pm: Hoisted whaler.

[Provisions received: Bread 70 lbs]


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16 September 1919

From Mechka to Archangel and at Mechka

Lat 64.6, Long 40.6

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

8.0am: Weighed kedge anchor.

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded to Archangel.

11.29am: Arrived alongside oiler War Pathan. Oil received 5 tons.

1.15pm: Hands fall in employed repairing fenders,

2.50pm: Left War Pathan and proceeded to coaling wharf.

3.7pm: Arrived alongside, Starboard watch commenced coaling.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 14.4 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 70 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.55 tons, Oil 41.2 tons]

[Rain on and off throughout the day, wind up to force 6 at 4pm and 8pm]


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17 September 1919

From Archangel to Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

7.33am: Slipped from jetty and proceeded up river.

9.0am: Hands fall in employed cleaning ship and fitting fenders.

9.33am: Came to Port anchor with 1 shackle and picked up telephone cable connected up.

11.30am: Laid out kedge anchor.

1.15pm: Port watch fall in employed repairing fenders.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 6.30pm.

5.0pm: Port watch fall in, stowed sand in litter flat.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 14.8 miles]

[Provisions received: Bread 70 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 3.5 tons, Oil 45.4 tons]


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18 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

9.0am: Hands employed making hazel rod fenders and filling up sand bags ashore.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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19 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

8.30am: First Lieutenant Gunner, 1 PO and 1 LS landed for observation duties.

9.0am: Hands fall in, employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one watch till 6.30pm.

[Provisions received: Bread 70 lbs]


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20 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

7.0am: Hands fall [in] clean ship. Saturday routine.

9.0am: Hands fall in. Fitted two backstays to foremast.

1.15pm: Leave to one watch till 6.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 154 lbs]


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21 September 1919

At Mechka

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

7.20am: Quarters clean guns.

9.0am: 1st Lieutenant and 2 hands landed to take ranges.

9.45am: Divisions and prayers.

[Misty in the am, rain from noon onwards, maximum temperature 47F at 4pm]


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22 September 1919

From Mechka to Lyavala [Lyavlya]

Lat 64.4, Long 40.9

9.0am: Hands fall in, employed painting PO’s mess deck.

1.22pm: Weighed and proceeded.

pm: Hands employed painting PO’s mess deck.

3.2pm: Secured alongside M31. 5 marines rejoined ship (Naval Brigade).

4.0pm: Oil lighter secured alongside. Received 5.5 tons of oil.

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 40.0 tons.


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23 September 1919

At Lyavala [Lyavlya]

Lat 64.3, Long 41.5

5.51am: Cast off and proceeded up river.

8.26am: Came to Port anchor off Srenich [?].

9.0am: Quarters clean guns.

11.17am: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

11.45am: Came to Port anchor off Passkoe [?] Church.

3.33pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

5.23pm: Came to Port anchor with 0.5 shackles and connected up to telephone.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 20.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 44.4 tons]


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24 September 1919

From Lyavala [Lyavlya] to Archangel

Lat 64.4, Long 41.0

am: Lost overboard 1 paint brush.

10.0am: Hands fall in, employed painting ship and making hazel rod fenders.

2.17pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

5.6pm: Secured alongside “War Pathan” and received 4 tons of oil.

7.0pm: Read detention warrant.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 12.4 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 43.1 tons]


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25 September 1919

From Archangel to Lyavala [Lyavlya]

Lat 64.4, Long 41.0

7.0am: Hands fall in. Hoisted skiff.

7.32am: Slipped from oiler and proceeded up river.

9.47am: Anchored at Lyavala.

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning boats and fitting weather screens.

1.15pm: Hands fall in. Employed making fenders.

5.3pm: Weighed and proceeded up [river].

5.22pm: Came to Port anchor 0.5 shackles and connected up telephone.

6.0pm: Advances of money paid.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 32.7 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 45.3 tons]


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26 September 1919

At Lyavala [Lyavlya]

Lat 64.4, Long 41.0

9.15am: Hands fall in, employed as requisite.

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

1.51pm: Came to Port anchor 1 shackle off Lyavala.

pm: Hands employed painting skiff and fitting boats gripes.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 1.7 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 320 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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27 September 1919

From Lyavala [Lyavlya] to Arkhangel [Archangel] and to Tromso

Lat 64.5, Long 40.6

6.22am: Weighed and proceeded down [river].

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

8.50am: Anchored near HMS Fox in 10 fathoms with 2 shackles. Russian Pilot discharged.

9.37am: Weighed and shifted berth.

9.54am: Anchored near M31, 2 shackles in 10 fathoms.

10.15am: HMT Ironaxe [listed here] alongside.

1.2pm: Weighed and proceeded in tow down river.

5.0pm: Passed No 1 Buoy Berezovi Bar and proceeded towards Light Vessel.

5.55pm: Came to Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms 2.5 shackles, Light Vessel North 3 cables.

7.31pm: Weighed and proceeded in tow of Ironaxe. 8.0pm: Course N42W.

10.16pm: Keretz Light N18W, Patent Log 12.7.

11.45pm: Keretz Light Starboard Beam about 5.5 miles.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 120 lbs]


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28 September 1919

From Archangel to Tromso

Lat 66.9, Long 41.5

1.33am: Zamnegorski [Zimnegorski] Light N85E 4.5 miles.

2.52am: Veprevski [Veprevskiy] Point Light N79E 8 miles.

3.55am: Veprevski Light SE Patent Log 50.8.

4.0am: Watch closed up.

8.0am: Watch employed stowing bags of sand in after shell room.

9.47am: Revs 180. 10.0am: Prayers.

10.40am: Revs 200.

11.33am: Slow both. 11.34am: Stop. 11.48am: Altered course N2E.

0.57pm: Revs 200.

2.18pm: Altered course N2W. Patent Log 128.6.

2.22pm: Cape Orlov [Orlof] N37W.

3.37pm: Vashnyak [Veshnyak] Light N73W 5 miles Patent Log 137.8.

7.20pm: Altered course N43W. 7.25pm: Gorodetski [Gorodezki] Light abeam 6.1 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 164.1 miles]

[Wind in pm between force 4 and 7, temperature at 4pm 48F, sea temperature 49F, barometer dropping all day]


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29 September 1919

From Archangel to Tromso

Lat 68.8, Long 39.2

8.40am: Altered course N73W.

0.20pm: Veered to 2 shackles, stopped engines and hove to.

1.36pm: Altered course S60E for Sem Islands Patent Log 271.9. 1.45pm: Slow both. Revs 120.

3.57pm: Altered course S75W. Revs 160.

5.12pm: Altered course N60W, Patent Log 287.3 off [blank] Island.

8.0pm: Watch closed up.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 124.1 miles]

[Wind force 7 all day, dropping to force 6 at midnight, mostly from SE. Sea state rough or very rough until 4pm, barometric pressure rising during the day]


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30 September 1919

From Kildin Roads to Tromso

Lat 69.3, Long 34.3

2.29am: Veroni [Voroni] Light S72W Patent Log 328.5.

9.35am: Shorted in tow to 1 shackle.

10.54am: Hauled in Patent Log. Courses various.

11.10am: Cast off tug. 11.18am: Came to Port anchor 2.5 shackles in 12 fathoms.

0.34pm: Weighed and proceeded in tow of Battleaxe (trawler) [listed here]. Courses various. 0.47pm: Log streamed.

1.14pm: Mali [?] Kilding [Kildin] abeam Patent Log Zero.

1.50pm: Altered course N52W. Back [?] Point abeam 5 cables.

3.30pm: Hoisted and secured skiff as seaboat.

7.10pm: Lazar Point abeam.

8.15pm: Veered second shackle on tow.

8.38pm: Nyemetzki [Nametski] Light bearing West.

9.11pm: Altered course for Vardo N49W.

9.45pm: Nyemetzki Light abeam.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 97.7 miles]

[Winds force 4 in am, force 5 to 6 in pm]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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1 October 1919

From Kildin Straits to Honningsvaag

Lat 70.9, Long 28.9

1.55am: Altered course N67W, Vardo (Horno) Light S71W 7.5 miles, Patent Log 89.0.

2.58am: Vardo (Horno) Light abeam 6 miles, Patent Log 95.7.

3.46am: Harbaken Light S84W.

4.2am: Harbaken Light S77W, Varo Northernmost Occulting Light S2E.

5.0am: Harbaken Light SW, N Vardo Light S24E.

5.45am: Hove into 1 shackle. Revs 200.

9.0am: Makur [Makkaur] Light S26E Kongor Rock S42W.

10.57am: Berleveg [Berlevaag] Light abeam.

2.40pm: Sletnes Light abeam 1.5 miles, Patent Log 174 miles.

9.43pm: Kjel Vig Light abeam.

10.19pm: Stop. 10.20pm: Slipped towing hawser. Courses various.

10.52pm: Came to Port anchor with 7.5 shackles. Clocks put back 40 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 155.1 miles]

[North westerly wind force 8 at 4pm and 8pm, with sea state very rough or high, wind and sea much reduced by midnight]


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2 October 1919

From Honningsvaag to Tromso

Lat 71.0, Long 25.5

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Courses and speed as requisite passing through Margero [Magero] Sund.

11.33am: Urfjeld [?] Light Port beam 1 miles. Revs 220.

0.3pm: Resvigneset [?] Light Port beam 2 cables.

3.10pm: Rolfsoy [Rolfso] Light abeam.

8.22pm: Karken Light Starboard beam 2 miles.

11.39pm: Kalven Light Starboard beam 4 cables.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 76.2 miles]


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3 October 1919

At Tromso

Lat 69.7, Long 19.0

2.8am: Singlen Light abeam.

5.20am: Grotnoes abeam.

7.51am: Secured alongside oiler Celerol. Received 33 tons.

8.0am: Leave to Port watch till 11.45am.

9.32am: Two pilots joined ship.

am: Watch employed painting ship.

1.15pm: Port watch fall in, employed painting ship.

1.30pm: Two paint brushes lost by accident.

pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 6.45pm.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 164.0 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 250 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 12.1 tons]


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4 October 1919

From Tromso to Aalesund

Lat 69.1, Long 17.6

4.30am: Called Starboard watch. 4.45: Hoisted skiff.

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded. Trawlers Battleaxe and Ironaxe in company.

10.14am: Finsnes [Finnsnes] Light Port beam 2 cables.

am: Lost overboard one bath towel and one sheet.

Noon: Hyseskipoeret [Hyseskjaeret] Light N56W, Sandnoes Point S62W.

0.41pm: Sandnoes Light abeam.

1.34pm: Lekanysoy Rock Beacon abeam.

2.33pm: Engenes Light abeam 0.3 miles, altered course S42W.

7.15pm: Came to Port anchor with 3 shackles [at Hol Anchorage - mentioned as position at 8pm].

8.45pm: Port watch turned in skiff and replaced starboard anchor in hawsepipe [the hole that an anchor rope or chain passes through].

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 52.6 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 42.8 tons]

[Windy in pm, force 6 to 8, SW, temperature at 4pm 62F]


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5 October 1919

From Hol Anchorage to Aalesund

Lat 68.3, Long 15.8

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded in tow of HMT Battleaxe.

9.9am: Steinsvik Light abeam 1.5 cables, Patent Log 0.

2.26pm: Oksnesodden Light

5.50pm: Steinsholm abeam.

9.20pm: Slipped tow. Revs 220.

9.47am: Halsk Light Port Beam 1.33 miles.

9.50pm: Entering Bodo Harbour.

9.52pm: Came to Port anchor 2 shackles in 15 fathoms.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 66.4 miles]


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6 October 1919

From Bodo to Aalesund

Lat 67.1, Long 14.0

8.30am: Quarters clean guns. 9.0am: Hands fall in, employed as requisite.

10.7am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour HMT Battleaxe in station astern.

10.23am: Nydholm Light Starboard beam 6 cables.

11.51am: Veo Light port beam 6 cables. Noon: Veo Light N67E, Rostock Beacon S31W

3.15pm: Anger Light Port Beam 8 cables.

pm: Marines unfuzing HE shell.

7.52pm: Lokten (Horn) Light abeam.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 90.1 miles]

[Rain at times during the day, wind increased to force 7 at midnight, with sea becoming very rough]


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7 October 1919

From Bodo to Aalesund

Lat 65.0, Long 11.5

0.20am: Turned 16 points and hove to under lee of Ylvingen [?] Island.

4.0am: Hove to.

5.50am: Passed hawser to Battleaxe and 6.0am: Proceeded in tow.

6.28am: Varholmen Light.

9.20am: Veered 0.5 shackle on tow.

10.14am: Leknes Oerne Light Starboard beam 2.5 miles.

11.45am: Resvoes Light Port beam 0.5 cable.

0.4pm: Stangholm Light Port beam 1 cable.

1.1pm: Came to Port anchor in 22 fathoms with 5 shackles off Rovik [Rosvik or Rørvik].

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm.

9.0pm: Let go second anchor and set anchor watch.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 155.6 miles]

[Very windy all day, force 4 to 6 in am, force 6 to 7 in pm, with rain, temperature 50F at noon]


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8 October 1919

From Rovik to Aalesund and at Tyrhaug Anchorage

Lat 64.4, Long 10.5

5.0am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded alongside Battleaxe assisting her to weigh anchor.

7.20am: Proceeded in tow.

7.45am: Naeresund [Naeroysund] Light abeam.

am: Lost overboard in rough weather starboard barrel of windlass, also boat hurricane searchlight broke adrift and fell on its side.

2.12pm: Morflessa [Marflesa] Light abeam 2 cables.

10.57pm: Lesund Klakken Port Beam 1 mile.

11.40pm: Anchored. HMT Battleaxe secured alongside.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 43.9 miles]

[Another windy day, rain most of the morning, force 6 at noon and 4pm, then force 4, hail at midnight]


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9 October 1919

From Tyrhaug Anchorage to Aalesund and at Aalesund

Lat 62.8, Long 6.7

5.8am: Weighed and proceeded in tow of Battleaxe.

7.30am: Grip Light abeam.

11.12am: Oddene Light Port beam 2.5 miles.

Noon: Sando Light S65W, Ona Light N30W.

1.55pm: Lepso Light abeam 3 cables.

2.49pm: Slipped tow.

3.48pm: Alongside oiler Attendant.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7pm.

5.30pm: Cast off. 5.48pm: Secured alongside collier “Venice”. Starboard watch took in 3 tons of coal.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 151.7 miles]

[Oil received 30 tons]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 250 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 350 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 19.3 tons]

[Winds in morning force 4 to 6, quieter in the afternoon, temperature 54F at 4pm]


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10 October 1919

From Aalesund to Sildevaag

Lat 61.8, Long 5.1

2.5am: Slipped from oiler.

2.15am: Proceeded in tow of Battleaxe.

4.49am: Yksnoen Light Starboard beam 3 cables,

8.53am: Ganila whistle buoy abeam.

9.55am: Helm jammed, reverted to hand gear. Marines unfuzing HE shell.

10.23am: Steam steering gear in order.

Noon: Fiskholm Light S88W, Guleskjer Rock S24W.

8.15pm: Discharged 2 Pilots at Sildevaag and veered tow to 1.5 shackles.

8.52pm: Heliso [Hellisoy] Light Starboard beam.

9.15pm: Put clock back 20 minutes. Branch pipe and hose lost overboard.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 111.9 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 43 tons]

[Light winds for most of the day, increased to force 7 at midnight]


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11 October 1919

From Sildevaag to Lerwick

Lat 60.6, Long 0.8

0.40am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

4.0am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

6.0am: Put clocks back 20 minutes i.e. GMT.

8.0am: Starboard watch fall in, employed painting ship.

0.30pm: Port watch fall in, painting ship.

0.48pm: Altered course N74W.

5.42pm: Altered course S48W.

6.11pm: Out Skerries Light abeam.

7.55pm: Sumburgh Head S48W, Mull of Eswick N42W.

8.55pm: Bard Head Point N35W, altered course N60W. Course and speed as requisite.

9.10pm: Slipped tow.

9.35pm: Came to port anchor with 1.5 shackles.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 184.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Bressay Head S63W, 64.5 miles]


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12 October 1919

At Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1

7.30am: Quarters clean guns.

8.0am: Sunday’s routine.

9.50am: Divisions and prayers. 10.0am: Pipe down.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 73.7 miles]

[Intermittent rain during the day, barometric pressure falling]


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13 October 1919

At Lerwick

Lat 60.1, Long -1.1

9.0am: Hands fall in. Paint ship, landed caterers of messes.

4.2pm: Weighed anchor. 4.12pm: Secured alongside oiler Philol.

5.3pm: Slipped from oiler. 5.12pm: Came to Port anchor 3 shackles in 10 fathoms.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 130 lbs, Bread 150 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 31.9 tons]

[Barometric pressure rising during the day]


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14 October 1919

From Lerwick to Chatham

Lat 59.46, Long -1.7

6.5am: Weighed and proceeded out of Harbour.

6.45am: Passed Hawser to Battleaxe.

6.53am: Kirkabister N42E, Bard Head S65E, Course S20W.

9.10am: Sumburgh Head N45W, altered course S55W.

Noon: Fair Island S18E and S6W.

1.58pm: Altered course S80W.

4.0pm: Start Point Light N30E 1.5 miles, altered course S56W.

4.50pm: Auskerry Light S41W, Course S41W.

7.51pm: Skerries S63W, Rose Ness N53E, Copinsay N7E.

9.14pm: Pentland Skerries Light starboard beam.

10.50pm: Noss Head Light N72W, Clyth Ness Light S63W, altered course S5W. 11.10pm: Altered course S20E.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 38.7 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Oil 43.8 tons]


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15 October 1919

From Lerwick to Chatham

Lat 57.0, Long -2.1

3.55am: Kinnaird Head Light S10W.

7.25am: Buchan Ness S69W, Rattray Head N12W.

9.40am: Altered course S50W. Girdle Ness S60W.

Noon: Tower N21W, Stonehaven Church S82W, Tod Head Light S47W.

1.2pm: Tod Head Light abeam, altered course S40W.

4.23pm: Bell Rock Light abeam 0.5 miles.

8.55pm: St Abbs Head N70W.

10.48pm: Bamburgh Head Starboard Beam 6.5 miles. 11.0pm: Altered course S5E.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 182.4 miles]

[Wind force 4 to 5 for most of the day, rising to force 7 at midnight]


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16 October 1919

From Lerwick to Chatham

Lat 54.5, Long -0.4

1.49am: Coquet Island S88W 4.75 miles.

am: Lost overboard one sounding tube case and deep sea lead.

8.47am: Anchored off Staithes, trawlers steering gear broke down.

10.5am: Weighed and proceeded, Course S70E.

11.15am: Ling Hill Light [Whitby] Starboard beam 2.5 miles.

Noon: Altered course S25E. Ling Hill Light N60W, Fire Beacon South of Robin Hood Bay S55W.

2.43pm: Flamborough Head Light S41W 5 miles.

6.1pm: Withernsea phi [symbol] No 11 War Channel buoy.

7.5pm: Outer Dowsing S46E.

9.3pm: Outer Dowsing Light Port beam.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 175.2 miles]

[Winds between force 5 and 7 in am, moderating in pm]


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17 October 1919

From Lerwick to Chatham

Lat 51.8, Long 1.4

2.34am: Altered course S45E. Would Light Vessel S75E.

3.32am: Off Newarp Light Vessel, altered course S12W.

5.40am: Lowestoft High Light N55W.

9.24am: Shipwash Light Vessel Starboard beam 6 cables, altered course S45W.

10.49am: Altered course S62W. 10.50am: Sunk Light Vessel Starboard beam 1 cable.

1.28pm: No 11 buoy abeam.

2.14pm: Mouse Light Vessel abeam 2 cables, altered course for Outer Bar.

2.48pm: Nore Light Vessel abeam, Courses as requisite approaching Sheerness and Chatham.

4.8pm: Came to Port anchor 1 shackle in 4 fathoms off South Lock.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.30am.

[Course and Distance made good: Indirect 200.8 miles]

[Misty all day, until 4pm]


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18 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5 [estimated]

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded to South Wall No 2 Basin.

10.0am: Moored up in basin.

11.15am: Cast off and proceeded to No 14 buoy and moored up.

11.30am: Starboard watch employed getting up ammunition.

1.15pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am Monday, second part of Starboard watch from 4.30pm till 7.0am Sunday [this being a Saturday].


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19 October 1919

At Chatham No 14 Buoy

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

9.0am: Hands fall in, clear up decks for divisions.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. 10.15am: Pipe down.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10.30pm.

[Thick fog at 4 and 8am, misty all afternoon and foggy again at midnight]


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20 October 1919

At Chatham No 14 Buoy

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

6.0am: Hands fall in, getting all ammunition on deck.

7.30am: Hands to Breakfast.

8.30am: Hands fall in, disembarking ammunition.

4.0pm: Quarters to clean guns.

5.0pm: Leave to Fore watch till 7.30am.

[Fog and mist all day]


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21 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

9.45am: Quarters clean guns.

pm: Hands employed preparing stores for returning.

3.15pm: Slipped from buoy. 3.30pm: Secured to quay in South Lock.

[Another foggy day, though clear at noon and 4pm]


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22 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

10.38am: Left South Lock. 10.45am: Secured alongside West wall, No 3 basin.

1.15pm: Hands fall in, employed returning stores.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch and second part of Port watch till 7.30am.

5.0pm: Port watch fall in, employed getting out defective stores.

[Foggy in the morning, clearing by noon]


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23 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.3

am and pm: Hands employed returning stores.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch and first part of Starboard watch till 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 130 lbs, Vegetables 672 lbs, Bread 120 lbs]

[Another foggy morning, clearing by noon]


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24 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

7.0am: Hands fall in employed clearing up decks.

8.30am: Hands fall in, returning stores.

1.15pm: Hands fall in, returning stores.

1.50pm: Store lighter came alongside.

5.0pm: Starboard watch fall in, carried on with stores.

[Foggy and gloomy for most of the day]


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25 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

6.30am: Hands fall in, Employed returning stores.

Noon: Starboard watch proceeded on leave till 7.30am Monday [on this Saturday].

1.15pm: Port watch employed getting sand up (ballast) from steering flat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 36 lbs, Vegetables 77 lbs, Bread 50 lbs]


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26 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

9.0am: Church party fall in.

1.30pm: Liberty men landed.


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27 October 1919

At Chatham

Lat 51.2, Long 0.3

6.30am: Hands fall in, Employed returning stores.

10.0am: Lieutenant and 2 Chief Warrant Officers inspected ship.

11.0am: Hands paid off.


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