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River Monitor, Humber-class

Listed by RN as gunboat, Pendant Nos P.62 (1914), M.1A (9.15), M.10 (1.18). Launched 1.10.13 Vickers. Ex-Brazilian MADEIRA (sometimes wrongly listed as MADURA), taken over 4.8.14. 1260 tons, 266(oa), 261(pp)x49x5ft. TE 1450ihp,12kts. Armament: 2-6in, 2-4.7in howitzers (3-6in after 1915). Crew: 140. Dover 1914, East Africa 1915-18, then Mediterranean. Battle Honours (and links to despatches, casualties, awards) Belgian Coast 1914/15, single ship action with SEVERN v KONIGSBERG, 11 Jul 1915. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Morecambe, BU 1923. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Ex-Madeira, built by Vickers, laid 24/8/12, launched 30/9/13, comp 2/14, sold for BU 5/21. Commissioned in August 1914 and served on Belgian coast operations until November 1914. Refitted at Chatham and then towed to Malta March-April 1915. Diverted with Sevem to deal with Koenigsberg in East Africa. Refitted at Durham March 1916 and towed back to Mediterranean by liner Trent, March-May 1918. Sent to Mudros in October 1918 and then to Black Sea and Danube after Armistice. On her return to Devonport in May 1919 was paid off into C&M. Moved to Queenstown in July 1919 and sold in 1921. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Many of the links in this document come from the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.
Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast.
I am also indebted to www.wikipedia.org/‎ of course and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/‎, the last and only information that we have of so many ships.
Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY 1915-1917
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY 1915

JP map Mersey 1915

LOGS FOR MARCH 1915

(Sheerness)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49162

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Stamped 30th June 1915, C-in-C The Nore.


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Instruments.

Aneroid barometer, J Hicks 2072, 30’ asl.

Thermometers.

CF Casella and Co., 702.

Negretti and Zambra 809.

Sea thermometer. Kelvin and White.


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1 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Exercised fire and collision stations.


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2 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Gun drill.


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3 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

One Stoker joined from RNB.


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4 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Gun drill. Make and mend in pm.


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5 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Dockyard party aboard to shore up mess decks and wardroom. (This is to reinforce Mersey for an ocean voyage for which she is not designed, being a river gunboat.)


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6 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Dockyard workers preparing ship for ocean voyage.


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7 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Dockyard workers preparing ship for ocean voyage.

4.45pm: Oil tank came alongside.

6.45pm: Finished oiling.


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8 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Dockyard workers preparing ship for ocean voyage in tow.

8.40am: Coal lighter alongside. Hands coaling and taking up ammunition.

1.15pm: Working party left for Chatham to draw stores.

Working party of one PO and 16 men from depot employed as required.

1.45pm: Finished coaling.

3.0pm: Ammunition lighter alongside.

4.0pm: Hands discharging ammunition.

10.45pm: Completed ammunition.


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9 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.30am: Working party from sub-depot on board and employed as required.

9.15am: One private RMLI discharged to barracks.

1.30pm: Hands lashing guns and all movable deck gear.

6.30pm: One stoker joined from RNB.


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10 March 1915

Sheerness.

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Hands employed battening down hatches etc.

4.0pm: Admiral visited ship.

8.0pm: Proceeded out of dock with tugs and made fast to buoy.


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11 March 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

Crew accomodated at RN Barracks.

5.0pm: Monitors Severn, Humber and Mersey taken in tow by tugs Blackcock, Revenger, Sarah Jolliffe, TA Jolliffe, Southampton and Danube. Proceeded to sea with large destroyer escort.


See RUFIJI TOW 1915 - www.thamestugs.co.uk for a detailed account of the tow.


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12 March 1915

At sea towards Devonport in tow.

Noon position not known.

Crew accommodated at RN Barracks.


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13 March 1915

At sea in tow.

Noon position not known.

11.0am: Crew entrained in “special” from Sheerness dockyard station to Plymouth.

8.30pm: Arrived in Plymouth, accommodated in RN Barracks.


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14 March 1915

At sea to Devonport.

Noon position not known.

10.0am: Crews of Severn, Humber and Mersey mustered in dockyard.

12.30pm: Crews embarked on FA Trent.


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APRIL to MAY 1915 not included



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915

(Mafia Island)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49163, signed by Lt (N) Leonard G Garbett.

(By 1937, Capt LG Garbett (ret) had become Chief Superintendent of Naval Meteorology at the Admiralty. He came out of retirement for the war and headed meteorological training courses at Greenwich until 1946.)

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Instruments, Aneroid Barometer, Short and Mason 2047.

Thermometers stored in Trent.


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3 June 1915

At sea to Mafia I. in tow.

Noon position not recorded.

6.0am: Sarah Jolliffe towing Mersey went aground off Pemba Island (Probably on the 1st of June). Blackcock towed Mersey clear, not having touched. Sarah Jolliffe towed off by Revenger on the morning tide.

6.0pm: FA Trent with tugs and Severn and Mersey arrived Mafia I., Northern anchorage.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY
Operations off Rufiji and Mafia Island

JP map Mersey Rufiji/Mafia Island

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4 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

(The exact location of the “Northern Anchorage” isn’t known, but I have estimated it at this location.)

5.30am: Hands employed breaking away woodwork supports in mess decks and wardroom and the breakwater on the foc’sle head.

10.0am: Working party from HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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5 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.30am: Hands hoisting out timber onto Trent.

2.0pm: Gunner’s party clearing away and overhauling guns. Remainder transhipping armour plates and gear from Trent.


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6 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.30am: Bosun’s party pumping out chain locker and surveying cable.

Gunner’s party overhauling and mounting guns.

Remainder erecting armour plates on boat deck.


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7 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.30am: Bosun’s party pumping out chain locker and surveying cable.

Gunner’s party overhauling and mounting guns.

Remainder erecting armour plates on boat deck.


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8 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

7.0am: Tug Blackcock came alongside with armour plates.

Hands working at guns and armour plating.


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9 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.15am: Hands turned to and all boarded Mersey.

5.45am: Tug Blackcock hauled ship off and anchored.

6.0am: FA Trent left for Tirene Bay. (For water, ref: log HMS Laconia.)

5.45pm: Blackcock alongside.

6.15pm: Weighed anchor.

6.20pm: Trent anchored and Mersey moored up alongside her.


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10 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

Hands employed erecting armour plate, getting out furniture and transhipping provisions.


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11 June 1915

Mafia Island.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

Hands ammunitioning ship from Trent.


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12 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

All hands accommodated on Mersey from pm today.

Gunners party rigging voice pipes.

5.0pm: HMS Severn on steam trials and at 6.15pm went alongside collier.


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13 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

7.30am: Tug TA Jolliffe alongside with steel plates, cast off at 8.10am.

2.0pm: Hands employed at steel plates and preparing ship for battle.


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14 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

Hands employed at steel plates and preparing ship for battle.

5.30am: HMS Severn cast off from Kendal Castle and anchored (vide log of same).


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15 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

8.15am: HMS Hyacinth anchored.

10.30am: HMS Severn weighed.

11.15am: VA King-Hall and staff boarded.

12.20pm: Admiral left ship.

4.30pm: Cast off from Trent and proceeded. Adjusted starboard rudder, found to be out of line.

6.30pm: Made fast alongside collier Kendal Castle.

8.0pm: One painter joined. Discharging oil to Kendal Castle.


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16 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

Preparing ship for battle.

1.45pm: Cast off from Trent, proceeded to exercise turns and manouevres, anchoring bow and stern.

4.0pm: Swung ship for deviation.

4.30pm: Sarah Jolliffe laid out target. Fired four rounds from each gun.

5.45pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived and anchored.

6.0pm: Made fast to Kendal Castle. Discharging oil.

One diver and one divers asst joined from Trent.


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17 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.30am: Cast off from collier and took up position, moored bow and stern for calibration firing.

7.0am: Severn commenced firing.

8.0am: HMS’ Pioneer and Weymouth arrived.

9.0am. Commenced firing.

11.0am: Pioneer left.

11.30am: Finished calibration, weighed and proceeded to anchorage.

3.40pm: Weymouth left.

7.0pm: Three shipwrights joined from Trent.

8.0pm: Diver and assistant discharged to HMS Hyacinth for Trent.


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18 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.40am: HMS Hyacinth left. Tug TA Jolliffe alongside with plates.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded to collier.

12.30pm: Fast to collier, discharging parafin.

5.50pm: Cast off and anchored.

6.15pm: Hyacinth returned..


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19 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

9.15am: HMS Hyacinth left.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchor between Barakuni I. and Shingumbili I. for 1” target practice.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Anchored.


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20 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

3.18pm: HMS Duplex (ex civilian Nentwater, built 1872, 874grt. Armed with 1-3pdr) came alongside and discharged 3,000 empty kerosene tins. (These are for stowing below, for buoyancy in the event of being holed.)


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21 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.45am: HMS’ Hyacinth and Duplex weighed and proceeded.

Hyacinth’s shipwrights boarded.

9.0am: FA Trent arrived from Tirene.

4.0pm: Made fast to Trent, discharging woodwork, gratings etc.

6.0pm: Hyacinth anchored and Hyacinth’s shipwrights left.

8.0pm: Pumped overboard 5 ¼ tons of parafin and 3 tons of fuel oil, necessitated by leaky tanks and ordered by C-in-C.


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22 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

4.0am: One shipwright discharged to Severn.

5.45am: HMS Hyacinth’s working party and shipwrights boarded, Hyacinth weighed and proceeded.

8.45am: Severn weighed.

10.35am: TA Jolliffe alongside to discharge 1,000 empty kerosene tins.

11.0am: Lt Heanley RNR joined ship.

Noon: Cast off from Trent.

12.20pm: Anchored for firing practice.

5.40pm: Returned to anchorage.


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23 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.0am: Lt/Cdr Barton RNR left ship.

6.0am: HMS Hyacinth sent working party aboard and weighed.

8.0am: HMS Duplex arrived and secured alongside collier.

2.0pm: Shifted anchorage for firing practice.

5.30pm: Returned to anchorage.

7.0pm: Duplex weighed and proceeded.


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24 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

4.40am: HMS Hyacinth weighed and proceeded. HMS Severn went alongside collier.

9.15am: Weighed and shifted anchorage in company with Severn for firing practice.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded astern of Severn to practice manouevre with boats sweeping ahead in darkness.

7.40pm: Anchored.


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25 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.30am. HMS Hyacinth weighed.

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded with HMS Severn to anchor for firing practice.

5.20pm: Hyacinth anchored.

6.20pm: Shifted to usual anchorage.

7.10pm: One painter discharged to Hyacinth.


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26 June 1915

Mafia Island, North anchorage.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

5.30am: HMS’ Laurentic and Hyacinth left.

6.45am: Shifted anchorage for firing practice with HMS Severn.

7.0am: Armed motor boat and one stoker left for HMS Laconia.

11.25am: Shifted to usual anchorage.

5.0pm: Hyacinth arrived.

6.30pm: Sarah Jolliffe alongside with stores.

Three shipwrights discharged to Hyacinth.


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27 June 1915

N anchorage to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (approx)

2.0pm: FA Trent left for Tirene Bay.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded in company with HMS Severn.

8.05pm: Made fast alongside Trent in Tirene Bay.


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28 June 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.10am: Gun crews and control parties carried out signalling exercise with aeroplanes.

7.50am: HMS Weymouth arrived.

8.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

Noon: Tug Blackcock alongside.

3.45pm: Weymouth left.

4.30pm: Signalling exercise with aeroplane.


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29 June 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: Cast of from Trent and proceeded with HMS Severn for indirect firing with aeroplanes spotting. Conditions unfavourable.

8.25am: Made fast alongside Trent

4.50pm: HMS Pyramus left.

5.0pm: Carried out signal exercise with aeroplane.


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30 June 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: Cast off and went alongside collier Clifton Hall. Hands coaling ship.

7.0am: HMS’ Hyacinth and Pioneer arrived.

8.40am: TA Jolliffe alongside with 2 dhows.

11.45am: Finished coaling and cast off from collier.

12.30pm: Made fast alongside HMS Laconia for water.

2.0pm: Left Laconia and anchored.

2.15pm: HMS Laurentic left.

4.0pm: Pioneer and Hyacinth left.



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LOGS FOR JULY 1915

(Mafia Island, the Rufiji River action and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49164, signed by Lt Garbett.

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Instruments.

Aneroid barometer, Short and Mason.

Thermometers.

CJ Cassella, 702, 17th to 31st July.

N and Z 809, ditto.


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1 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Exercises for gun crews with aeroplanes.

12.40pm: Interpreter joined ship.

4.50pm: HMS Hyacinth left.


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2 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded for firing practice with full charge, aeroplane spotting.

10.05am: Dhows alongside with 1,200 sand bags.

11.0am: Sarah Jolliffe alongside with petrol tins.

4.30pm: Full charge firing practice with HMS Severn, aeroplane spotting.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside FA Trent.


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3 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: HMS’ Hyacinth, Pioneer, Pyramus and Weymouth arrived.

11.0am: One AB joined from Hyacinth.

In pm: Three ABs joined from Pioneer and three ABs joined from Pyramus.

2.0pm: Pioneer left.


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4 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.10am: Flagship anchored.

Hands employed on sandbags and hawsers.

4.0pm: HMS Duplex arrived.

4.50pm: Hyacinth left.

7.15pm: Working party on board Duplex discharging tins into Blackcock for Severn and Mersey.


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5 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I. and at sea to Rufiji delta.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: Sarah Jolliffe alongside discharging cans and plates, hands employed stowing same.

7.0am: HMS’ Hyacinth and Pioneer arrived.

8.0am: Gunners party working ammunition and rigging voice pipes. Remainder stowing petrol tins.

11.0am: One maxim received from Hyacinth in lieu of one returned.

1.0pm: HMS Laconia left.

2.0pm: Discharging all mess tables and stools to FA Trent.

4.30pm: Hyacinth and Pioneer left.

6.40pm: HMS Severn left.

7.05pm: Cast off from Trent and proceeded.

9.05pm: Passed HMW Fly HMW Fly (An armed whaler, the ex German Sturmvogel and probably the ship in this picture) at anchor off Wungi (?) Reef

11.05pm: Anchored ESE of Severn SxW 6.5' from Koma I.


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Excellent interactive maps of the Konigsberg action at

http://www.richthofen.com/konigsberg/flash/index_map_rufiji_01.htm

http://www.richthofen.com/konigsberg/flash/index_map_rufiji_02.htm


And the full account of the action at our own

WW1Battle1507KonigsbergAction.htm


6 July 1915

Rufiji River

Lat -7.73, Long 39.31

Position above is at Kikunja mouth of the Rufiji delta.

4.0am: Weighed and proceeded with HMS Severn to Rufiji Delta, Kikunja entrance.

5.0am: General Quarters.

5.30am: Enemy opened fire from Kikmiguni Pt with field guns.

5.45am: Opened fire on enemy positions and on banks of river, enemy replied with maxims and rifle fire which were silenced by our guns.

6.0am: Sank dhow.

6.10am: Sighted aeroplane.

6.14am: Sank cutter in creek.

6.20am: Severn moored in position for firing.

6.25am: Moored head and stern in 2.5 fathoms.

7.0am: Köningsberg opened fire with 5 guns and fired salvoes.

7.35am: Salvoes falling dangerously close, within 2-3 ft.

7.37am: Hit close aft port quarter and again further for’d, reduced motor boat to sinking condition, destroyed engine and she sank.

7.40am: Slipped stern anchor, hit by 4.1 shell on fore 6” gun shield, killed four, wounded five. Weighed bower and shifted position.

7.55am: Moored.

8.50am: Re-opened fire.

9.0am: Severn altered position, all shells still falling extremely close.

11.00am: Konigsberg ceased fire.

11.30am: Shifted position reducing range, aeroplane wireless signals not being received.

2.45pm: Konigsberg opened fire again, salvoes falling 200 yds ahead but correct for range.

3.25pm: Ceased fire.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of river astern of Severn.

4.05pm: Field guns from Kikmiguni Pt opened fire and hit sounding boom, starboard side, all shots falling very close.

6.0pm: Made fast alongside FA Trent and discharged wounded.

6.30pm: Cast off.

6.40pm: Stopped to bury dead.

7.20pm: Returned and berthed alongside Trent.


Killed in Action:

John George Ransom, CPO, ON 155151.

Colin Macdonald, AB, ON 228314, RFR.

John Osmond, AB, ON 198849, RFR.

Henry George Staines, AB, ON 215246.


Severely wounded:

Alexander William Henderson, AB, ON 164842 (since died).

Reginald John Rolls, SBS, ON 350785 (since died).

Henry Joyce, PO.1, ON 132956.


Slightly wounded:

Stovold AB.

Lt Heanley RNR.


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7 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship and rigging tackles to hoist in submerged motor boat.

10.10am: Slipped from FA Trent and proceeded with HMS Severn.

1.50pm: Made fast alongside Trent in Tirene Bay.

3.50pm: Transferred three wounded from Trent to Revenger for SS Barjora.


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8 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.45am: Blackcock came alongside and embarked officers and burial party for burial of AB Henderson (died of wounds).

6.0am: HMS Pyramus and SS Barjora left.

6.45am: Working parties of carpenters, blacksmiths, shipwrights and plumbers boarded.

7.10am: HMS’ Weymouth and Pioneer anchored.

7.30am: HMS Duplex left.

2.15pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.0pm: Native pilot discharged.

5.20pm: Weymouth left.

6.15pm: HMS Hyacinth working party left ship.


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9 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.45am: HMS Pioneer left.

6.15am: Working party arrived from HMS Hyacinth.

7.10am: HMS Weymouth arrived.

7.45am: Cast off from FA Trent and proceeded alongside collier. Hands coaling ship.

9.30am: Sick Berth Attendant joined from Hyacinth.

2.15pm: Cast off from collier and made fast alongside Trent.

3.30pm: HMS Laurentic weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: One PO and four ABs joined from Hyacinth.

Lt Usher and Lt Burgess-Watson joined temporarily.


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10 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Tug came alongside to tow out target (dhow) for calibrating and left with NO.

6.45am: Working party from HMS Hyacinth arrived.

7.10am: HMS Weymouth arrived.

8.20am: Received motor boat from HMS Severn on loan.

8.50am: HMS Pyramus anchored.

8.30am: Cast off from FA Trent and proceeded to position for calibrating.

9.25am: Moored head and stern.

10.40am: Commenced firing, calibrating guns, fired 7 rounds from each gun.

11.0am: Finished calibrating.

11.45am. Made fast alongside Trent.

4.0pm: Hands employed on sand bags and as requisite. Gunners party working ammunition

9.45pm: Hyacinth’s working party left ship.


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11 July 1915

Tirene Bay to Rufiji River and return.

Lat -7.73, Long 39.31

Position above is at Kikunja mouth of the Rufiji delta.

8.0am: Cast off from Trent and proceeded in company of HMS Severn towards Rufiji Delta. Revenger took ship in tow to assist speed.

10.30am: Slipped tug.

11.35am: Enemy opened fire and scored 2 hits aft wounding three men.

11.50pm. Entered Kikunja mouth and opened fire on enemy’s positions on banks. Severn firing on boat crossing river.

12.15pm: Opened fire on SMS Köningsberg from position near inlet. Keeping under weigh, K’s salvoes passing over.

12.23pm: Severn moored and opened fire and shortly scored hits. Königsberg’s shells falling very close to Severn.

12.50pm: Received message from aeroplane, ‘we are hit, send boat’.

12.52pm: Aeroplane down and sent boat, rescued pilot and observer.

12.54pm: Enormous explosion on Königsberg.

1.0pm: Königsberg ceased fire

1.16-1.30pm: Huge explosions on board Königsberg at intervals and dense smoke rising.

Proceeded to position 7,200 yds from Königsberg.

1.50pm: Severn to flag. “Königsberg has ceased firing. Am convinced she is total wreck, five enormous explosions, she is burning hard now.”

2.08pm: Opened fire scoring hits after 2nd round.

2.30pm: Orders received to retire.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded to rejoin Severn.

3.45pm: Passed out of river and rejoined flag and proceeded to Tirene.

8.30pm: Made fast alongside FA Trent.


Wounded:

Joseph Thorpe, AB, ON SS2739 RFR.

Lewis Williams, AB, ON J 14192.

Carter.


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12 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.50am: HMS Pyramus arrived.

7.30am: Three seamen discharged to Pyramus.

12.20pm: Maxim returned to Pyramus.

2.10pm: Cast off, made fast to collier. Hands discharging sandbags.

3.0pm: Pyramus left.


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13 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Revenger came alongside and left immediately with N.O. and party to salve target dhow.

6.45am: Working party arrived from HMS Challenger.

Hands discharging sandbags and petrol tins.


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14 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Hands coaling ship.

8.0am: Carpenter ratings discharged to HMS Pioneer.

Noon: Finished coaling.

Both watches discharging empty tins.

2.05pm: Cast off from collier and made fast alongside FA Trent.


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15 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: Diving party examining ship’s bottom.

8.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

8.45am: HMS Pyramus left.

9.30am: HMS Duplex left.

In pm: Hands employed getting down protection plates, getting up topmast and passing out 14” hawser to Blackcock.

3.10pm: Hyacinth left.


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16 July 1915

Tirene Bay, Mafia I. and to Niororo I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded in company with HMS Severn, FA Trent, tugs and collier.

4.15pm: Anchored off Niororo I.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY
Operations north off Zanzibar

JP map Mersey Zanzibar North

THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY
Operations south off Zanzibar

JP map Mersey Zanzibar South

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17 July 1915

Niororo Island to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

4.40am: Weighed and proceeded in company.

4.20pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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18 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: AB Ferguson discharged to hospital.

9.50am: Admiral boarded.

1.15pm: HMS Weymouth left.


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19 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Gunners party boarded HMS Laconia to recieve ammunition.

Working party sent to FA Trent.

12.10pm: Tug Blackcock came alongside with ammunition.


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20 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.50pm: Eight native carpenters boarded.

9.0am: Working party sent to FA Trent to draw paint and get out motor boat.

10.20am: Two ABs joined from hospital via Trent.

10.30am: HMS Challenger with flag left.


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21 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: HMS Laconia left.

8.45am: Ship’s company fell in for quinine.

4.0pm: Landed patrol, Lt Bowles Evans, one LS and three ABs.


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22 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.25am: HMS Challenger arrived.


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23 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Five native carpenters came aboard.

7.30am: Beef and bread boat came alongside.


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24 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Native carpenters and blacksmiths came on board.

7.45am: Beef and bread boat alongside.

9.0am: Sent working party to FA Trent.

4.45pm: Weighed stern anchor.

5.30pm: HMS Challenger left.


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25 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: HMS Pyramus left.

7.30am: Ten carpenters and five blacksmiths arrived from shore.


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26 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Shore working party, seven carpenters and four blacksmiths arrived.

9.45am: Lighter alongside with shrapnel shell, discharged same.

In pm: Engineer’s working party drawing stores from FA Trent.


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27 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.45am: Called the hands, steamer swung foul at buoy.

7.30am: Ten carpenters, five boilermakers arrived from shore.

8.45am: Hands mustered for quinine.

9.00am: Working party left for FA Trent.

9.30am: Watering ship from water tank alongside.


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28 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.35am: HMS Laconia arrived.


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29 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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30 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.45am: Hands mustered for quinine.

Working parties sent to FA Trent and HMS Laconia for stores etc.


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31 July 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.15am: Weighed anchor and shifted berth 120 yds further inshore to clear govt steamer at buoy.

Sent working party to FA Trent.

Ten carpenters and five boiler makers arrived.

Water tank came alongside.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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Cover, Adm. 53/49165, Leonard G Garbett, Lt: Signed log book as Navigating Officer.

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Instruments as July plus Kelvin and White sea thermometer.


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1 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: Shifted berth.

6.30am: Flagship (HMS Challenger) arrived and anchored.


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2 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Sent working party to FA Trent.

7.30am: Five boiler makers and one french polisher arrived on board.


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3 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Challenger (flag) left.

6.0am: Sent working party to FA Trent.


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4 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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5 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.0pm: One AB returned from hospital.


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6 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Two carpenters and three boilermakers arrived from shore.

3.0pm: Water tank alongside.

8.0pm: HMS Challenger (flag) arrived.


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7 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.25pm: HMS Challenger left.


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8 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.25am: HMS Laconia arrived.

1.30pm: HMS Severn weighed and proceeded to go up on Malinda spit for examination of bottom.


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9 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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10 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Laconia arrived.

7.30am: HMS Challenger (flag) arrived.

8.30pm: Challenger left.

2.30pm: HMS Severn came off spit.

5.0pm: Laconia left.


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11 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.45am: Sent working party to FA Trent.

5.0pm: HMS Severn returned to anchorage.

7.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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12 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Carpenters and caulkers arrived onboard. Caulking bridges.

8.45am: Hands employed getting ammunition out of FA Trent into lighters.


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13 August 1915

(July in log)

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of Mahonade festival, celebrated by Sultan of Zanzibar.

9.10am: HMS Challenger left.

10.0am: FA Trent left.

11.45am: Challenger returned.


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14 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Carpenters and caulkers from shore arrived, caulking bridge and boat deck,

9.30am: Officers attending Sultan’s levée left.

3.45pm: HMS Challenger left.


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15 August 1915

Zanizibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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16 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMS Severn weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: HMS Challenger arrived.

9.45am: One PO returned from hospital.

11.25am: Severn anchored.


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17 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Challenger left.

In am: Gunner’s party unshipping starboard 4.7 to transfer to HMS Severn.

4.35pm: Hoisted in 4.7 returned from Severn.


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18 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: HMS Challenger and whalers left.

7.40am: HMS Severn with tugs Revenger and Sarah Jolliffe left.

8.30am: Escort to FA Trent for discharged prisoner.


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19 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.52pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.40pm: HMS Severn arrived.


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20 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Cleaning, painting and drill. (The staples of a sailor’s life in harbour)


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21 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Noon: Wireless operator discharged to RNB (temporary).


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22 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Shore carpenters and caulkers working, ship’s company at church and liberty for Port Watch in pm.


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23 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to go up on Malinda Spit.

3.0pm; Let go stern anchor and took in head moorings.

3.23pm: Secured in position for taking ground.

5.20pm: Ship took ground.


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24 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands painting ship’s bottom (in between tides).

8.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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25 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0pm: Flagship left.


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26 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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27 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: HMS Challenger arrived.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded off spit.

4.05pm: Made fast alongside collier Kendal Castle

5.0pm: HMS Challenger left.


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28 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.40am: HMS Pioneer arrived.

In am: Coaling ship.

2.25pm: Finished coaling.

3.20pm: Left collier and anchored.

5.30pm: 13 ratings joined from SS Galway Castle.


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29 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.50am: HMS Laconia arrived.

In pm: One PO1 and one PO sent to hospital.


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30 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Armourer’s crew sent to lighter to examine plating.

4.15pm: HMS Laconia left.

One stoker joined from hospital.


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31 August 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: Collier Kendal Castle left.

9.20am: One AB and two stokers joined from HMW Childers (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia).

In am: Gun drill.

Noon: HMS Pioneer left.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 25.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915

(Zanzibar, Kokotone and patrolling)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49166, signed by Lt Garbett.

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Instruments, no changes.


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1 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.10am: Hospital ship Ebani anchored. Officer of Guard boarded her.

3.45pm: FA Trent arrived, boarded by O of G.

4.30pm: Ebani left.

5.15pm: Trent left.


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2 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

9.30am. Gunner’s party cleaning magazines, remainder scraping decks, reeving boats falls and as required.

4.0pm: Warrant No 26 read.

4.10pm: Four Prisoners and 13 ratings discharged to Challenger.


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3 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.10am: FA Trent anchored.

11.30am: One stoker joined from HMS Challenger.

Noon: Challenger left.

3.15pm: French mail Sepalia arrived. Officer of Guard boarded.

5.30pm: One rating discharged to RNB.

5.45pm: HMS Laconia arrived.


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4 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am. Lighter with coal and labour alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

6.50am: Lighter with plates came alongside.

8.50am: Working party sent to HMS Laconia to draw stores, remainder erecting iron plates.

Noon: Finished coaling.

In pm: Working party sent to FA Trent.


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5 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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6 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and replacing stern anchor.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded to swing ship for adjusting compasses.

9.0am: Proceeded on 2 hour speed trial to south.

11.35am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

In pm: Watch erecting bridge plates.


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7 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.40am: HMS Challenger arrived.

12.30pm: Weighed and proceeded North.

3.25pm: Anchored in Kokotone (now Mkokotoni) harbour.

4.25pm: Shifted anchorage 2 cables astern.


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8 September 1915

Kokotone and at sea.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.2

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded from harbour, co N22E.

8.0am: Lat 4 43S, Long 39 16E.

3.17pm: Stopped and communicated with whalers at pos Y.

3.35. Proceeded slow Co N10E

5.30pm: Sighted into Moa Bay and returned to south.

7.0pm: Anchored off Kilulu Island.

8.0pm: Lat 4 55S, Long 39 16E.


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9 September 1915

Kilulu I. to and at Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and poceeded.

8.25am: Anchored off Kisiti Island.


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10 September 1915

Kisiti I., patrolling GEA coast and return.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45am: Stopped to communicate with fishing craft.

8.0am: Lat 4 42S, Long 39 24.5E.

8.10am: Stopped, communicated with fishing boat and proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored in Gaze Bay in 1.75 fathoms.

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.

8.0pm: Port egine reported out of action.


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11 September 1915

Kisiti I. to Chaki Chaki, Pemba I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

11.50am: Observed FA Trent.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded seaward to join Trent with starboard engine.

1.20pm: Closed Trent and took 5.5” wire.

1.40pm: Proceeded in tow of Trent using starboard engine.

6.0pm: Entered Pemba Bay, slipped cable and anchored.


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12 September 1915

Pemba Bay to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.8, Long 39.2

6.0am: Weighed and closed FA Trent to take tow wire, proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 26.5S, Long 39 28.5E

8.22am: Starboard engine half speed to ease tow rope.

9.0am: Observed HMS Challenger (flag), proceeding North, also tug Sarah Jolliffe sent to our assistance.

9.30am: Parted towing cable inboard. Sarah Jolliffe took us in tow.

10.0am: Proceeded with starboard engine and in tow of Sarah Jolliffe.

3.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar harbour.


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13 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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14 September 1915

Place: Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Working party sent to FA Trent for stores, remainder of hands about plates.


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15 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Officer of Guard boarded Parica.

9.10am: FA Trent left.

5.0pm: HMS Challenger left and proceeded South.

5.30pm: Officer of Guard boarded dhow Rampassa.


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16 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: HMS Laconia arrived.


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17 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: Officer of Guard boarded SS Barjora.

4.15pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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18 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMS Laconia left.

3.40pm: HMS Challenger (flag) arrived.


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19 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am. FA Trent arrived.


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20 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Coal lighter and labour came alongside and commenced coaling.

8.45am: Working party sent to FA Trent.

10.30am: Officer of Guard boarded RMS Dilwara.

11.0am: Flag transferred to HMS Hyacinth.

5.0pm: Hyacinth left.

5.50pm: Finished coaling.


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21 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.15pm: HMS Challenger left.

9.20am: Working party sent to FA Trent, remainder of hands cleaning ship.


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22 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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23 September 1915

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Working party sent to FA Trent. Water tank alongside.

12.25pm: Sarah Jolliffe came alongside with stores from Trent.

2.25pm: HMS Hyacinth (flag) arrived.

3.45pm: One rating returned from hospital.

4.50pm: Hyacinth left.

6.20pm: HMS Laconia arrived.


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24 September 1915

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.12am: Came to with starboard anchor for engineers purposes.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Came to with starboard anchor in 13 fathoms for engineers purposes.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded, co N.

12.30pm: Passed Mtwana Buoy close.

1.02pm: Anchored at Zanzibar.

9.0pm: Motor boat left to seize dhow entering harbour.


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25 September 1915

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Stopped starboard engine for engineer’s purposes.

10.12am: Proceeded both engines.

Noon: Passed Mtwana Buoy.

12.33pm: Anchored Zanzibar.


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26 September 1915

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

8.50am: Weighed and proceeed.

1.05pm: Anchored Zanzibar.

3.30pm: HMS Laconia left.


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27 September 1915

Zanzibar to Kokotone.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.45am: Coaling from lighter.

9.0am: One hand joined ship for passage to HMS Challenger.

9.30am: One PO2 sent to hospital.

9.45am: Lt Bowles Evans RNVR lent to Zanzibar Govt.

10.0am: Finished coaling.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Passed thro’ French Passage.

1.32am: Observed HMS Hyacinth approaching from North.

2.10pm; Communicated with Hyacinth. Stopped engines

2.30pm: Captain boarded flag.

2.50pm: Captain returned.

4.0pm: Came to with port anchor in Kokotone Harbour.


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28 September 1915

Kokotone harbour to Kisiti I.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.3 (Long estimated, not recorded in log.)

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 45S, Long 39 16.

Noon: Sighted Kange I N.Pt, dist 7', bg N56W

4.50pm: Came to with port anchor in 9 fathoms off Kisiti I.


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29 September 1915

Kisiti I to Wasin I., S. anchorage. Wasin (as always recorded in this log) Island is now known as Wasini Island, Tanzania.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.3

6.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

6.30am: HM Whalers Childers and Charon (an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Eclair) left.

8.0am: Lat 4 42.5S, Long 39 22E.

10.10am: Challenger left.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for passing round reefs to Wasin Channel.

12.40pm: Came to with port anchor in Wasin Channel.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, co as req'te for passing through Wasin and Pungutiayu channels to anchorage.

5.12pm: Anchored south of Wasin I.

8.0pm: Lat 4 41.25S, Long 39 23.5E.


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30 September 1915

Wasin I. to Mwamba Shundo anchorage.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

8.0am: Lat 4 41.25S, Long 39 23.5E.

8.30am: HM Whalers Childers and Charon arrived.

9.20am: Childers and Charon left for Mombasa.

3.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.40pm: HM Whaler Styx (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile) closed. Sent boat for provisions.

6.10pm: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo anchorage.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915

(Patrolling off German East Africa)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49167, signed by Lt Garbett.

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Instruments, no change except apparently no sea thermometer.


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1 October 1915

Mwamba Shundo anchorage to Kisiti anchorage.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 01.5S, Long 39 11E.

Noon: Anchored in Wasin channel.

3.45pm: HMW Styx left.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Co as req'te for passing through Wasin and Pungutiayu Ch to Kisiti anchorage.

5.20pm: Came to with port anchor in Kisiti anchorage.


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2 October 1915


Kisiti, on patrol and return.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Stopped, lowered boat. Navigator left to swing HMW Styx. (A regular procedure where the ship is swung through 360º and the deviation of the compass noted for each heading.)

10.0am: Proceeded.

12.37pm: Anchored in 10 fathoms.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.30pm: Communicated with Styx.

6.30pm: Anchored, Kisiti.


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3 October 1915

Kisiti I. to Pungutiayu anchorage.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.6

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 07S, Long 39 27E.

9.0am: Stopped and anchored off Chale Reef, HMS Hyacinth arrived.

3.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

3.50pm: Hyacinth left.

5.0pm: Shifted anchorage to Gaze Bay.

5.25pm: Challenger left.


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4 October 1915

Gaze Bay to Kilindini, Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.45am: Anchored, Kilindini Harbour.

In pm: Coaling from lighter.


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5 October 1915

Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Coaling, finished at 2.0pm, taking in a total of 100 tons in the two days.


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6 October 1915

Mombasa to Wasin.I

Lat -4.3, Long 39.7

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

11.0am: Observed HMS Challenger proceeding North with Sarah Jolliffe.

Noon: Communicated with Challenger. HM tug Sarah Jolliffe took up station astern.

4.45pm: Anchored in Wasin channel.

HMW Styx arrived.


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7 October 1915

Wasin I., on patrol and to Mwamba Shundo anchorage.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.4

5.40am: HMW Styx left.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded, tug Sarah Jolliffe in company.

8.0am: Lat 4 44S, Long 39 29.5E.

4.0pm; Came to with port anchor in 10 fathoms.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded as req'te to N.W. end of Mwamba Shoals as mark for Styx to pass through reefs to seaward. Turned and proceeded to anchorage.

6.45pm: Anchored to west of Mwamba Shoals.

8.0pm: Lat 4 54.5S, Long 39 17E.


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8 October 1915

Mwamba Shoals anchorage, on patrol and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded with Sarah Jolliffe in company.

7.53am. Observed whalers Childers and Charon.

8.0am: Lat 4 55S, Long 39 15.5E.

8.0am: Cruising up and down coast from Ulenge Lt Ho to Mansa Bay during the sweeping objectives of Childers and Charon in ship channel and Kwale channel.

Noon: Proceeded to N, whalers left for Kokotone.

5.30pm: Anchored.

8.0pm: Lat 4 41.5S, Long 39 24E.


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9 October 1915

Mwamba Shoals, on patrol and at Pungutiayu anchorage.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.3

6.35am: HMS Challenger arrived, sent boat for provisions.

8.0am: Lat 4 41.5S, Long 39 24E.

8.55am: Weighed and proceeded, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

12.50pm: Came to with port anchor off Wasin Village.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.50pm: Anchored, Pungutiayu anchorage.

HMS Challenger arrived.

8.0pm: Lat 4 42S, Long 39 24E.


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10 October 1915

Pungutiayu Islet to and at Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

8.0am: Lat 4 42S, Long 39 24E.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.15pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay.

8.0pm: Lat 4 27S, Long 39 31E.


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11 October 1915

Gaze Bay to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

7.45am: Stopped starboard engine for engineer’s purposes.

8.0am: Lat 4 29S, Long 39 33E.

8.0am: Sarah Jolliffe took ship in tow.

8.15am: Proceeded half speed both engines.

11.30am: Cast off from Sarah Jolliffe and proceeded into harbour.

Noon: Anchored, Kilindini Harbour.

2.0pm: One AB from Sarah Jolliffe joined for sick quarters.

3.30pm: HMS Hyacinth (flag) arrived.

5.30pm: One PO1 joined from Hyacinth.


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12 October 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.0am: Coaling ship from lighter with local labour.

4.55pm: Two ratings joined from HMS Hyacinth.


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13 October 1915

Kilindini to Wasin Ch. anchorage.

Lat -4.4, Long 39.6 (Log records 29 35 E for noon longitude, clear error)

6.0am: One AB returned to Sarah Jolliffe from sick quarters.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

1.0pm: HM Whaler Styx closed and took station astern.

3.14pm: Anchored in Wasin channel.

8.0pm: Lat 4 39.5S, Long 39 23.5E


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14 October 1915

Wasin channel anchorage, patrolling and at Kisiti I

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

1.10pm: Observed into Moa Bay.

3.45pm: Anchored, Kisiti Island.


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15 October 1915

Kisiti I., on patrol and at Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.3

5.30am: HMW Styx weighed and proceeded.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

8.0am: Lat 4 49S, Long 39 16.5E.

10.55am: Came to with port anchor in 6 fathoms.

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.07pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded to Gaze Bay, wireless received from C-in-C, enemy attacking there in force.

6.45pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay.

8.0pm: Lat 4 25S, Long 39 31E.

11.0pm: Landed Lt Moncrieffe to communicate with camp.


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16 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

3.50am: Lt Moncrieffe returned from camp.

5.0am: Observed HMS’ Challenger and Hyacinth. Hands to action stations.

6.0am: Hyacinth and Challenger anchored.

7.50am: Fired 1 round of 6" (Fore Gun) near Gaze Camp.

12.15pm: Hyacinth weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Signal rating joined from Challenger.


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17 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

7.15am: HMS Challenger left.

8.0am: Navigator commenced surveying harbour.


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18 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

8.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

10.0am: 6" guns crews to drill.

11.30am: 4.7" guns crews to drill.

4.10pm: Challenger left.


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19 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

9.35am: Both 6" guns crews at divisional drill.

4.30pm: Signal rating returned to HMS Challenger.


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20 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

10.15am: Guns crews at drill. Fired 1 round 6" and 1 round 4.7” for ranging purposes.

2.35pm: Signal rating returned to ship from camp.


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21 October 1915

Gaze Bay to Wasin I. and to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

10.0am: Both batteries at divisional drill.

12.12pm: Came to with port anchor off Wasin I.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kisiti.

3.20pm: Anchored off Kisiti I. HMWs Echo and Styx joined up.

5.0pm: Echo and Styx left.

8.0pm: Lat 4 42S, Long 39 22.5E.


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22 October 1915

Kisiti I. to Kilindini, Mombasa

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.30am. Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 40S, Long 39 25E.

Noon: Entered harbour.

1.05pm: Made fast alongside Kendal Castle.

1.30pm: Hands coaling ship.

3.0pm: Sarah Jolliffe left.

6.15pm: Finished coaling, received 95 tons.

7.15pm: Cast off, proceeded to anchorage.


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23 October 1915

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

80º in the shade, spreading awnings, cleaning, watering, liberty men, a typical quiet day at anchor in a tropical port.


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24 October 1915

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

1.15pm: HM Whaler Styx arrived.


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25 October 1915

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

4.20pm: HMS Hyacinth left.


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26 October 1915

Kilindini, Mombasa.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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27 October 1915

Kilindini to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.3, Long 39.6

6.45am: One Seedie boy discharged to shore.

7.35am. Weighed and proceeded, Sarah Jolliffe in company.

10.30am: HMW Rattler (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, formerly Splint and later renamed Prattler) joined.

11.50am: Observed HMS Challenger.

12.15pm: a/c S15W and closed Challenger.

1.0pm: Stopped, Challenger sent boat for provisions.

1.20pm: Proceeded Co S18W. Challenger and Rattler proceeded S.

4.35pm: Came to with port anchor in Gaze Bay.


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28 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.30am: HM tug Sarah Jolliffe left.

4.15pm: Sarah Jolliffe returned and left


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29 October 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

In am: Hands employed painting ship and repairing awnings etc.


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30 October 1915

Gaze Bay to Wasin and Kisiti.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.4

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded slow, took up position to run line of soundings outward.

11.15am: Finished soundings and proceeded to Wasin.

12.48pm: Came to with port anchor off Wasin village.

1.53pm: Weighed and proceeded to Kisiti.

2.50pm: Came to with port anchor, Kisiti I.

3.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.0pm: Challenger left.


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Cover, Adm. 53/ 49168, signed by Lt Garbett.

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Instruments no change.


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31 October 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

5.10am: Whalers Salamander (An armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben) and Rattler left.

3.45pm: Salamander returned and made fast alongside Mersey. Rattler returned.

6.15pm: Salamander cast off and anchored.

8.40pm: Light observed in NW'ly direction. Salamander and Rattler proceeded to investigate same, returned at 9.30pm.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915

(Kisiti I., Kilindini and Gaze Bay)


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1 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.0am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

9.30am: Gunners at divisional drill, remainder repairing hoses and cleaning double bottom.


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2 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.0am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

10.0am: Salamander and Rattler returned.

In am: After 6"and Starboard battery at divisional drill


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3 November 1915

Kisiti to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

3.30am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

6.25am: Tug Sarah Jolliffe arrived. Chart Folio No 58 turned over to her for passage thro’ Red Sea. Navigator swung S.J. for deviation.

7.25am: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded alongside Challenger. Both watches getting in provisions and stores.

1.0pm: Cast off from Challenger and proceeded to Gaze Bay.

3.30pm: Came to with port anchor in Gaze Bay.


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4 November 1915

Gaze Bay to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded from Gaze Bay.

11.53am: Came to with port anchor in Kilindini Harbour.

4.0pm: Water tank alongside. Sent 264lbs beef to Salamander for HMS Challenger.

5.50pm: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left


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5 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.50am: Hands employed furling awnings and preparing for coaling.

7.0am: Coal lighter and labour came alongside.

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Finished coaling, 95 tons received.

4.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and spreading awnings.


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6 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.40am: Officer of Guard boarded Pundua.

1.30pm: Officer of Guard boarded Italian Mail St.

4.34pm: HMS Hyacinth (flag) arrived.


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7 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

10.10am: Church party sent to HMS Hyacinth.

1.0pm: SS Tuna arrived.

3.30pm: SS Kasenga left.

5.0pm: SS Pundua left.


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8 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

9.30am: Divisions. C-in-C came aboard and inspected divisions and walked around ship.

10.0am: Weighed anchor and proceeded alongside HMS Hyacinth to take on water.

1.0pm: Discharged one ERA to Hyacinth and one AB to Hyacinth for passage to hospital. One ERA joined from Hyacinth.

3.20pm: Cast off from Hyacinth and anchored.

3.50pm: Whalers Salamander and Rattler anchored. SS Tuna weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm: Hyacinth weighed and proceeded.


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9 November 1915

Kilindini To Kisiti I.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: Boys and ordinary seamen at signalling instruction, 6"guns crews, supply party and starboard battery to divisional drill.

3.05pm: Anchored, Kisiti anchorage.

HMS Challenger at anchorage.

3.40pm: Whalers Salamander and Rattler arrived.

4.25pm: Challenger left.


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10 November 1915

Kisiti to ship channel and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

4.0am: Whalers Salamander and Rattler left.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

In am: 3 pdrs, 4.7 howitzers and machine guns crews at divisional drill.

11.0am. Reduced speed. Salamander and Rattler closed and took up position ahead for sweeping thro’ ship channel (Tanga).

11.15am: Commenced sweeping.

1.0pm Completed sweep, stopped and communicated with Salamander.

4.15pm: Came to with port anchor.

4.30pm: Salamander and Rattler arrived.


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11 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.05am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

In am: Training class of boys and OS employed dismounting after 6" gun.

1.30pm: OS and boys remounting after 6” gun.

2.0pm: Salamander and Rattler returned.


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12 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.30am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

11.20am: Salamander and Rattler returned.

2.50pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

5.0pm: Challenger left.


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13 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.0am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.


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14 November 1915

Kisiti I. to Kilindini.

Lat -4.3, Long 39.6

6.45am: HM Whalers Fly and Pickle (An armed whaler, the ex German Seeadler) arrived.

7.20am. HMS Challenger arrived.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded, HMW Rattler in company. HMW Salamander proceeded independently.

1.10pm: Signalled SS Africa from Kilindini to Zanzibar.

2.15pm: Came to with port anchor in Kilindini harbour.

Ships at Kilindini on arrival: SS Barjora (British Transport), SS Menofers (Norwegian), SS Aratoon Apcar (British India Steam Navigation Co, 1896, 4,510 tons, sold in 1922), SS Porto-Deadalia (Italian), HM Whalers Salamander and Rattler.


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15 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.0am: Commenced coaling from lighter, local labour.

In am: Watch employed dismantling fore 6"gun.

10.20am: Italian SS Porto-Deadalia left.

2.50pm: Finished coaling, 55 tons received.

In pm: One hair mattress (officers) condemmed and destroyed.

In pm: Watch employed mounting 6" gun.


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16 November 1915

Kilindini to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.40am: Joined HMS Challenger.

2.45pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.

Ships at Kisiti: HMS Challenger, HM Whalers Fly and Pickle.

5.0pm: Pickle and Fly left.

6.05pm: Challenger left.


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17 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

In am: Hands clearing and cleaning out sail room and as requisite. 4.7 guns crews at divisional drill,

Noon: HMS Challenger arrived.

6.10pm: Challenger left.


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18 November 1915

Kisiti I. and on patrol.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

8.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.35pm: Anchored.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded at 6 kts, co N48W.

6.30pm: Anchored off S end of Mwamba Shundo shoal.


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19 November 1915

On patrol and at Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Observed Whalers Pickle and Fly.

8.0am: Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

8.45am: Stopped to communicate with Pickle.

11.0am: 3 pdr batteries at divisional drill.

11.55am: Anchored off Wasin village.

At anchor on arrival, Pickle and Fly.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, Pickle and Fly left.


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20 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

2.45pm: HM Whaler Pickle arrived.


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21 November 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

3.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

5.30pm: Four Seedie boys joined ship from Challenger.

6.0pm: Challenger left.


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22 November 1915

Kisiti to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded 6 kts, co. as Req'te.

10.30am: Starboard 3 pdrs at divisional drill.

11.0am: Came to with Port anchor in Gaze Bay.


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23 November 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

In am: Hands reeving new falls 1st gig and over-hauling all blocks, shackles etc on boats falls and as requisite. After 6" guns crew to divisional drill

2.0pm: HMS Hyacinth observed bound North.


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24 November 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

In am: Hands to clean and paint storerooms and as req.

11.0am: Port 4.7" Guns crews at divisional drill.


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25 November 1915

Gaze Bay To Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

Ships in harbour on arrival: HMS Hyacinth, HMW Pickle, HMS Thistle, Transport Barjora, SS Dilwara, SS Matiana, SS Purnea.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Came to with port anchor in Kilindini harbour.

3.15pm: SS Dilwara sailed.

5.15pm: Hyacinth weighed.


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26 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.30am: Commenced coaling from lighter, local labour.

7.55am: SS Africa arrived.

9.10am: HMW Pickle alongside.

2.0pm: Pickle cast off and anchored.

2.15pm: HMS Thistle shifted billet.

3.30pm: SS Africa sailed.

5.05pm: Completed coaling, received 85 tons.

5.30pm: Pickle left.


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27 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

12.30pm: Warrant No 27 read.

4.50pm: Transport Sutlej arrived.


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28 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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29 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.40am: MM Crimea (?) arrived.

1.45pm: MM Crimea left.

3.0pm: HMS Thistle left.

4.30pm: Transport Barjora left.


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30 November 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.15am: SS Diana arrived,

9.10am: HMWs Pickle and Fly arrived.

5.30pm: Pickle and Fly left.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915

(GEA patrols)

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Cover, Adm. 53/ 49169, signed Lt Garbett.

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Instruments, no change.


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1 December 1915

Kilindini to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Joined HMS Challenger.

2.0pm: Challenger parted company.

5.0pm: Anchored off Mwamba Shundo shoal. HMWs Pickle and Fly joined.

5.20pm: Fly left for Zanzibar.


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2 December 1915

Mwamba Shundo, on patrol and at Kisiti I.

Lat -4.77, Long 39.22

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.10am: Sighted into Tanga.

8.0am: Lat 4 59S, Long 39 11E.

11.30am: Sighting into Moa Bay.

1.50pm: Rounded Bunjuni Shoal.

2.10pm: Anchored off Kisiti I. HMS Challenger at anchor.

5.50pm: Challenger proceeded.

8.0pm: Lat 4 42.5S, Long 39 23E.


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3 December 1915

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4


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4 December 1915

Kisit I., Wasin Village and Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored off Wasin village.

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

Observed HMS Hyacinth, bound North.

2.30pm: Anchored Pungutiayu I.


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5 December 1915

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

12.30pm: HMW Fly arrived.

2.15pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

3.35pm: Fly left.

6.0pm: Challenger left.


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6 December 1915

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

10.50am: Whalers Childers and Charon arrived.

3.45pm: Childers left.


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7 December 1915

Pungutiayu I. to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.45am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat -4.1, Long 39.5

10.50am: Charon parted company, HMS Challenger escorted Mersey to mouth of Kilindini harbour, then parted company.

12.27pm: Anchored Kilindini.

Ships in harbour: HMS Hyacinth, SS Diana, SS Barjora, SS Weissmannn, SS K***.

3.0pm: Discharged one stoker to Hyacinth.

4.10pm: Hyacinth (flag) and SS Diana left.


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8 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.50am: SS Pundua and SS Unda arrived.

In am: Coaling from lighter, local labour.

3.0pm: Finished coaling, received 80 tons.

5.30pm: Pundua left.


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9 December 1915

Kilindini to Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.6

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.50am: Joined HMS Challenger.

1.0pm: Challenger parted company.

2.10pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I., whalers Childers and Charon at anchor.

2.15pm: Challenger arrived.

3.0pm: Charon and Childers left.

4.0pm: Read warrant No. 28.

5.10pm: One stoker discharged to Challenger for cell punishment.

6.0pm: Challenger left.


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10 December 1915

Pungatiayu I and on patrol to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 47S, Long 39 21E.

9.50am: Stopped and stood by whalers sweeping ship channel.

10.0am: Proceeded slow thro’ ship channel.

12.40pm: Whalers sweep carried away.

2.25pm: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo anchorage.


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11 December 1915

Mwamba Shundo, on patrol and return.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.2

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded with whalers.

6.10am: Slowed and joined HMS Challenger off Moa Bay. SS Barjora arrived.

6.50am: Entered Moa Bay, HMW Childers following.

7.10am: Stopped, Mgosene ? I., 0.5 miles West.

7.15am; Opened fire, 10 rounds from fore 6” gun.

7.55am: Ceased fire.

8.10am: Left Bay, Challenger opened fire.

8.50am: Closed Challenger to communicate.

10.25am: Proceeded.

1.50pm: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo.


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12 December 1915

Mwamba Wamba and on patrol.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded south.

6.35am: Swung ship for deviation.

8.0am: Proceeded thro’ northern Nyana passage.

8.0am: Lat 4 59S, Long 39 19E.

10.15am: Observed HMS Challenger,

11.17am: Joined Challenger and proceeded south.

Noon: Anchored.

4.30pm: Challenger left.

6.10pm: Shifted anchorage under lea of Mwamba Shundo.


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13 December 1915

Mwamba Shundo and on patrol to Pungatiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.3

7.45am: HMWs Childers and Charon arrived.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.50pm: Anchored.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored, Pungutiayu I.


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14 December 1915

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

In am: Hands employed in double bottoms, making awnings and as req. 4.7” gun crews, div. drill.

7.30pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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15 December 1915

Pungutiayu I., on patrol and return.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

12.40am: HMW Charon left.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo anchorage. HMW Childers at anchor.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.20pm: Communicated with Charon.

4.45pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.

6.30pm: Charon arrived.


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16 December 1915

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

2.30pm. HMW Charon left.


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17 December 1915

Pungutiayu I. to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am. Lat 4 28S, Long 39 34E.

12.15pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

Ships in harbour: HMS Challenger, SS’ Clan Mackellar (Clan Line, built 1912, 6,382 tons. sold in 1937, renamed Moorcot), Pundua, Barpeta (British India Steam Navigation Co, 1914, 3,283 tons, scrapped 1950) , Africa, Weissmannn and Berwick Castle.

3.40pm: SS Mull (Isle of) anchored.

4.0pm: Africa left.

4.45pm: Challenger left.


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18 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.30am: SS Barjora arrived.

In am: Coaling from lighter, local labour.

2.25pm: Finished coaling, 108 tons received.

5.0pm: SS Berwick Castle left.


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19 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.10am: HMWs Childers and Charon arrived.

10.15am: SS Weissmannn arrived.

5.45pm: Childers and Charon left.


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20 December 1915

Kilindini to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.2, Long 39.7

8.0am: SS Weissmann left.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Took station abeam of HMS Challenger.

3.38pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay. In harbour, Challenger, Weissmann.

4.0pm: One stoker joined from Challenger. One AB and two POs to Challenger for hospital.

5.0pm: Challenger left.


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21 December 1915

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.40am: SS Weissmann left.

7.35am: General Quarters, fired one round 6" and two rounds 4.7”.

10.30am: 3 pdr guns crews at exercise fired 2 rounds from each port 3 pdr.

1.0pm: One AB put under arrest refusing duty.

5.15pm: Boys and Ordinary Seaman under instruction, boat sailing.


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22 December 1915

Gaze Bay to Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

8.0am: Lat 4 26S, Long 39 27E.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.05am: Anchored, Pungutiayu I.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Steering gear broke down, returned to anchorage to make good defect.


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23 December 1915

Pungutiayu I., on patrol and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

3.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 51S, Long 39 18E.

4.15pm: Anchored, Pungatiayu I.

5.35pm: HMWs Childers and Charon arrived.


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24 December 1915

Pungutiayu I. to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.55pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay.


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25 December 1915

Gaze Bay to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.0am: Lat -4.3, Long 39.7

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

Vessels in harbour: SS’ Barjora, Trent, Gaika, St Egbert (The second ship of this name owned by the Saint Line, built 1914, 5,596 tons and most famous for being captured in 1914 by the commerce raider SMS Emden and released with the crews of five other ships, as she was carrying an American cargo and thus a neutral), Isle of Mull, Purnea, Clan MacKellar.

12.45pm: SS Purnea left.

6.35pm: Weighed and proceeded up harbour and took up position at buoy for covering approaches to bridge.


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26 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.50am: Shifted anchorage.

4.15pm: Challenger left.

5.0pm: SS St Egbert left.

5.30pm: SS Barjora left.


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27 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Coaling from lighter, local labour. Working party sent to Trent.

12.30pm: Working party returned from FA Trent with lighter of stores.

1.10pm: Finished coaling, 85 tons.

3.30pm: MM SS Oceanian (?) arrived.

5.15pm: Trent left.


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28 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

10.45am: SS Clan Campbell arrived, transport.

4.30pm: MM SS Oceanian left.

4.45pm: SS Clan MacKellar left.

5.05pm: SS Gaika left.


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29 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.45am: HMAS Pioneer arrived.

7.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

In am: Diver examining ship’s bottom fore and aft.

8.40am: SS Tanoil arrived.

9.0am: One seedie boy joined ship. Warrant No 29 read.

11.25am: SS Africa arrived. Two seedie boys discharged to shore.

3.10pm: One signal rating and one pte RMLI discharged to Challenger for hospital.

4.15pm: Challenger left.


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30 December 1915

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.30am: MM SS Sepahar arrived.

6.45am: HMS Armadale Castle arrived.

8.0am: SS Barjora arrived.

3.45pm: SS Africa left.

4.15pm: One Chief Armourer and one signal rating discharged to Armadale Castle.

4.50pm: SS Clan Campbell and MM SS Sepahar left.


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31 December 1915

Kilindini to Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 10S, Long 39 40E.

9.0am: Obs. HMS Challenger bound north.

2.18pm: Anchored, Pungutiayu I.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY 1916

JP map Mersey 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916

(Patrolling, Kilindini, Kisiti and Zanzibar)


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Cover Adm. 53/49170, signed by Lt (N) Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker, Short and Mason No. 2047.

Thermometers for air temperatures on the Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No. 702, Negretti and Zambra No. 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature. No name or maker.


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1 January 1916

Pungutiayu I. to Mwamba Shundo on patrol.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3

6.20am: HMS Challenger arrived.

8.10am: HM Whalers Echo and Styx arrived.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.0pm: Anchored.

6.30pm: Shifted to anchorage off Mwamba Shundo.


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2 January 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Pungutiayu I. on patrol.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Anchored off Mwamba Wamba.

1.30pm: Weighed and Proceeded.

4.50pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.


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3 January 1916

Pungutiayu I., on patrol and return.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Joined whalers and stood by whilst they swept outward through ship channel.

Noon: Stopped off Fungu Nyama, sent boat to abandoned stranded dhow 2607C on reef - found impossible to salve same - laden with cement.

12.45pm: Proceeded.

3.0pm: Communicated with HMW Echo.

5.15pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.


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4 January 1916

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

5.45pm: HM Whaler Styx arrived.


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5 January 1916

Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

1.20am: Styx left.

4.20pm: Styx arrived.

5.0pm: S/Lt JW Balls RNR and Mid. A Brownlee RNR joined temporarily. (These officers transferred to HMS Laconia on 16th January 1916 vide log of same.)

Two native spies arrived from Mombasa to be landed near German coast.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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6 January 1916

Kisiti I. to Wasin I and Pungutiayu I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.20pm: Anchored off Wasin village, landed native spies at dark on main land.

6.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.


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7 January 1916

Pungutiayu I. to Kilindini.

Lat -4.2, Long 39.7

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.15pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

Ships in harbour: HMS Challenger, SS Mombassa, SS Africa, SS Atjos Norge.

3.30pm: Discharged to Challenger, one pte RMLI for hospital.

3.30pm: Africa left

4.55pm: Challenger left.

5.0pm: Mombassa left.

5.30pm: Atjos Norge left.


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8 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.0am: Transport Bandra (British India Steam Navigation Co, 1910, 3,284 tons, scrapped 1951) arrived.

7.50am: SS Barjora arrived.

8.0am: Commenced coaling from lighter, local labour.

1.40pm: Transport Arankola (B.I.S.N. Co, 1911, 4,026 tons, scrapped 1937) arrived.

2.15pm: Whalers Echo and Styx arrived.

2.45pm: Finished coaling, received 100 tons.

3.0pm: SS Weissmann left.

In pm: Took in 3 pdr ammunition.


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9 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.05am: Transport Professor Woermannn (later renamed Professor) arrived.


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10 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

3.40pm: SS Barjora left.


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11 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.20am: HMS Challenger arrived.

2.30pm: Challenger left.

3.45pm: SS Barjora arrived.

Divers discharged to Arankola for passage to Zanzibar.

4.0pm: SS Arankola left.

5.40pm: Transport Montrose arrived.


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12 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.15am: SS Palamcotta arrived.

9.05am: SS Shirala (The first of two ships of this name owned by B.I.S.N.Co, 1901, 5,238 tons, mined in 1918) arrived.

3.20pm: SS Professor Woermannn left.

4.25pm: SS Bandra left.

4.40pm: SS Palamcotta left.


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13 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65


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14 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.45am: Transport Barpeta arrived.

5.0pm: Challenger left. SS Montrose left.

6.40pm: HMS Laconia arrived.


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15 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.10am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

9.0am: SS Clan Campbell arrived.

10.0am: One stoker PO joined ship from Hyacinth. Received 16 ft dinghy and gear from Hyacinth.

2.40pm: SS Queda (The first of three ships of this name owned by B.I.S.N.Co, 1905, 7,703 tons, sold in 1923) arrived.


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16 January 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.30am: Sent working party to HMS Laconia for stores.

8.0am: SS Mombassa arrived.

11.45am: SS Weissmann arrived.

5.0pm: Laconia left.


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17 January 1916

Kilindini to Kisiti I.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: Anchored off Kisiti I. HMS Severn at anchor.


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18 January 1916

Kisiti I.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.0am: SS Africa passed northbound.


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19 January 1916

Kisiti to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.7, Long 39.2

3.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Hyacinth, Challenger, Styx and Echo, SS Kendal Castle and Shirala.

5.0pm: Challenger left.

One signal rating joined from Hyacinth.


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20 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.15am: Patrol boat fired 2 shots at a dhow and took her in tow.

5.30am: HMS Hyacinth left.

8.0am: HMW Salamander arrived.

8.30am: SS Barjora arrived.

In am: Shipwrights and ERAs arrived on board. Gunner’s party dismounting 3 pdr guns. Forecastle men clearing chain locker.

3.05pm: Cable SS Sherard Osborn arrived.

3.50pm: One signal rating discharged to Salamander.

6.15pm: Collier Tandil (?) and Salamander left.


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21 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

9.40am: HMS Thistle arrived.


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22 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.40am: SS West Wales arrived.

All day: Divers inspecting ship’s bottom.

1.0pm: HMW Fly left.

4.0pm: SS Barjora left.


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23 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

All day: Diver at work.

4.30pm: SS Shirala left.

5.45pm: Whalers Charon and Childers arrived.

9.50pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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24 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

In am: Gunner’s party stripping foremost port 3 pdr. Diver at work.

5.0pm: Collier West Wales left.


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25 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

In am: Diver at work.

9.0am: SS Orator arrived.


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26 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.30am: HMWs Salamander and Pickle arrived.

8.0am: HMS Armadale Castle and MMSS Caledonian arrived.

Diver at work.

9.30am: Italian cruiser yacht Guiliana arrived.

2.05pm: Caledonian left.

4.50pm: Four ABs discharged to Salamander for MTO Mombasa.

4.10pm: Pickle left.

4.30pm: Armadale Castle left.

11.0pm: Salamander left.


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27 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

12.15am: HMS Thistle left.

In am: Diver at work.


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28 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.05am: Whaler Fly arrived.

In am: Diver at work.

5.30pm: Fly left.

7.45pm: Landing Party fell in for equipment.


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29 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

12.15am to 5.15am: Landing parties away exercising attack on Zanzibar.

6.10am: SS West Wales arrived.

8.0am: SS Dilwara arrived.

Diver at work.

5.10pm: Dilwara left.

5.40pm: Italian RN Guiliana left.


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30 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

3.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.20pm: SS Kendal Castle left.

5.10pm: Whaler Childers left.


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31 January 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

11.30am: HMW Fly arrived.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916

(Zanzibar, on patrol and Kilindini)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49171, signed by Lt (N) Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker Short and Mason No. 2047.

Thermometers for air temperatures: on the Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No. 702, Negretti and Zambra No. 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature: No Name or Number


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1 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.0am: SS Kendal Castle arrived.

In am: Gunner’s party getting up common shell. Took in shrapnel shell from HMS Challenger, common supplied to her in lieu.


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2 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMS Challenger left.

8.20am: SS Barjora arrived.

8.35am: SS Professor Woermannn arrived.

4.45pm: Barjora left.

Gunner’s stores. Lost 1 pair binoculars Patt. 343.


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3 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

12.35am: Discharged Lt/Cdr Selby (invalided) for passage to Cape by SS Professor Woermannn.

5.15am: Whaler Charon left.

6.10am: Professor Woermannn left.

9.50am: Collier Kendal Castle arrived.


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4 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

3.0am: Very heavy squalls, wind and rain.

6.50am: HMW Childers arrived.

8.35am: SS Barjora arrived.

10.30am: 4.7” gun layers at aiming rifle (towing target).

1.45pm: Childers left.

4.15pm: Warrant No 30 read.


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5 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

Coaling from lighter, local labour, received 125 tons.

4.30pm: One Ldg Seaman and one AB, temporarily discharged to Pickle. One Ldg Stoker ditto to Fly.

6.15pm: MMSS Blank arrived.

10.20pm: SS Barjora left.

10.35pm: Pickle and Fly left.


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6 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Stopped off Chumbe Lt Ho and communicated with shore.

11.49am: Tested helm hard over both ways.

1.0pm: Proceeded back to harbour.

3.20pm: Anchored.

5.30pm: Collier West Wales alongside HMS Hyacinth.


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7 February 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.20am: HM whaler Salamander arrived.

9.15am: HMS Challenger arrived.

10.0am: SS Africa arrived.

4.55pm: Collier Kendal Castle left.

11.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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8 February 1916

At sea and at Kokotone.

Lat -5.87, Long 39.24

2.40am: Heavy rain and considerable sea rising, weather becoming dirty.

6.30am: Anchored.

6.45am: SS Cupid passed.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded over bar into Kokotone Harbour.

12.45pm: Anchored.


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9 February 1916

Kokotone.

Lat -5.75, Long 39.25

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.20am: Returned to harbour.

12.21pm: Anchored.

6.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived. Six ptes RMLI discharged to Challenger for passage to Mombasa.

6.40pm: Challenger left.


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10 February 1916

Kokotone to Kisiti.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.4

12.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 06S, Long 39 15E.

12.40pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.

Ships at anchor: HMS Severn and Fly.

1.30pm: HMW Fly left.


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11 February 1916

Kisiti to Mwamba Shundo on patrol.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.4

5.30am: HMS Severn left.

7.35am: Observed whaler Pickle, bound north.

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.05pm: Communicated with Pickle.

4.0pm: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo.


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12 February 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Kisiti on patrol.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.3

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 44S, Long 39 16.5E.

11.20am: Obs. Whaler Fly and communicated with her.

1.0pm: Stopped to obtain fresh provisions from Fly.

2.10pm: Anchored, Pungutiayu anchorage.


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13 February 1916

Kisiti.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

3.50pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

6.0pm: Challenger left.


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14 February 1916

Kisiti to Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

6.25am: Collier Kendal Castle arrived.

In am: Coaling from collier, received 71 tons.

12.30pm: Cast off and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored in Gaze Bay.


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15 February 1916

Gaze Bay.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

8.30am: FA Trent stopped outside entrance, sent boat for provisions and stores.


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16 February 1916

Gaze Bay to Kisiti and return.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored off Kisiti.

Noon: Weighed and proceeded.

3.35pm. Anchored in Gaze Bay.


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17 February 1916

Gaze Bay to Kisiti.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

6.15am: SS Weissmann left.

9.50am: Weighed.

11.15am: Proceeded.

1.55pm: Stopped and despatched boat to inspect dhow off Wasin I.

2.30pm: Boat returned, dhow correct (G267), proceeded.

5.0pm: Anchored off Kisiti.


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18 February 1916

Kisiti to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

6.40am: HMS Challenger communicated and proceeded north.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

Noon: HMW Pickle took station astern.

12.30pm: Anchored, Mwamba Shundo


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19 February 1916

Mwamba Shundo, on patrol and at Kisiti.

Lat -4.8, Long 39.3

5.20am: HMW Pickle left.

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 57S, Long 39 12E.

9.30am: Pickle joined.

1.05pm: Stopped to communicate with HMW Fly.

2.20pm: Anchored off Kisiti.


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20 February 1916

Kisiti, on patrol and return.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

1.0pm: Large fire observed in Tanga direction. Weighed and proceeded.

3.35pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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21 February 1916

Kisiti to Mwamba Shundo.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.30pm: Anchored.


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22 February 1916

Mwamba Shundo to Kisiti.

Lat -4.9, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Anchored off North end of Mwamba Shundo shoal.

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.50pm. Stopped, communicated with HMWs Fly and Pickle, received mail and provisions.

5.0pm: Anchored off Kisiti I.


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23 February 1916

Kisiti.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

3.15pm: HMS Severn arrived.


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24 February 1916

Kisiti to Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.45pm: Anchored, Kilindini harbour.

In harbour on arrival: HMS’ Vengeance, Pioneer and Laconia. SS’ Comrie Castle, Weissmann, West Wales, Montrose, Rajput and Barjora.

4.15pm: Pioneer left.

5.30pm: Montrose left.

Eleven ratings joined ship from Vengeance.


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25 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

In am: Coaling with native labour, received 118 tons of Welsh coal.

8.15am: Sent working party to HMS Laconia to draw stores.


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26 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

4.0pm: Read warrant No 31.

4.15pm: One Stoker joined ship from HMS Vengeance, one discharged to same.

4.30pm: HMS Laconia left.


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27 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

9.30am: HMS Thistle arrived.

10.0am: C-in-C came on board and hoisted his flag, presented DSMs.

10.45am: C-in-C left ship.

The medals were for the action against the Konigsberg and were awarded to Commander RA Wilson, the Mersey’s captain, who received the DSO and Chief Yeoman of Signals EW Pettingale, AB HJ Carter, AB William Corry and Stoker (2nd Class) Richard Thompson, all of whom received the DSM.

3.30pm: Collier Kendal Castle arrived.

3.35pm: Collier Comrie Castle left.


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28 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.40am: HMS Thistle left.

8.45am: Discharged three Ratings to HMS Vengeance for hospital.

11.05am: Vengeance left.

2.30pm: SS Rajput left.

4.20pm: Collier South Wales left. (Probably should be West Wales.)


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29 February 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

1.55pm: SS Africa arrived.

2.35pm: Africa left.

5.45pm: Collier St Egbert arrived.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916

(Kilindini, patrolling, Zanzibar and on tow towards Durban)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49172, signed Lt (N) Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker Short and Mason No. 2047.

Thermometers for air temperatures: on the Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No. 702, Negretti and Zambra No. 809.


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1 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.25am: SS Clan Ogilvy arrived.


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2 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.30am: SS Weissmannn arrived.

9.30am: HMS Laconia arrived.

5.20pm: Laconia left.


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3 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

10.15am: SS City of Chester arrived (transport).

4.10pm: SS Isle of Mull left.


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4 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

8.0am: Commenced coaling from lighter, local labour.

1.15pm: Finished coaling, received 24 tons welsh coal.

1.30pm: HM Whalers Echo and Childers arrived.

4.20pm: Transport St Egbert left.

5.05pm: Transport Barjora left.


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5 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

6.0am: HMS’ Vengeance and Armadale Castle arrived.

7.10am: Whaler Childers left.

10.30am: HMW Echo left.

11.0am: Two ratings joined ship from Armadale Castle, one rating joined for passage to HMS Severn.

3.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

4.15pm: Collier Kendal Castle left.

4.30pm: One stoker rating joined from hospital for passage to Severn.


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6 March 1916

Kilindini to Kisiti.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.5

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.05am: Anchored off Gaze, discharged two ratings to HMS Severn.

12.20pm: Severn left.

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored off Pungutiayu I.

5.30pm: HMS Hyacinth left.


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7 March 1916

Kisiti to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.6, Long 39.2

4.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0am: Observed HMS Hyacinth and two whalers.

8.0am: Lat 5 07S, Long 39 20E.

4.30pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Ships in harbour: FA Trent, HM whalers Salamander and Rattler, Transports SS’ Barjora, Comrie Castle, Africa, Khalifa


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8 March 1916

Zanzibar and on patrol.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.30am: SS Barjora left, HMW Styx arrived.

11.15am: Collier Lord Roberts arrived.

12.30pm: Diver examining bottom.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised fire and collision and preparing to take ship in tow.

7.20pm: Anchored in Masai Bay

10.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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9 March 1916

On patrol and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

8.0am: Lat 6 52S, Long 39 30E.

8.16am: General quarters, closed Ras Ndege to ¼ mile to observe suspicious object, proceeded.

3.40pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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10 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.0am: Coaling from lighter.

10.0am: Working party sent to FA Trent.

5.50pm: Finished coaling, received 75 tons welsh coal.


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11 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.0am: Whaler Charon arrived.

7.55am: HMS Armadale Castle arrived.

10.0am: One rating discharged to HMW Salamander.

2.30pm: Charon left.

3.0pm: Working party sent to FA Trent.


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12 March 1916

Zanzibar to Pungume Patch.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.25am: HMW Charon arrived.

7.0am: HMWs Salamander and Rattler left.

9.30am: HMW Styx arrived.

10.30am: Discharged one rating to hospital.

12.25pm: HMS Severn passed thro’ harbour, weighed and took station astern of her.

5.30pm: Anchored off S. end of Pungume I.


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13 March 1916

Pungume Patch to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.4

4.0am: Weighed and proceeded with HMS Severn.

5.30am: Obs. HMS Vengeance and Rattler.

8.0am: Lat 6 46S, Long 39 28E.

8.45am: General quarters, proceeded up coast, looked into Mboamaji Bay and Dar-es-salaam.

Noon: Joined Flag.

2.0pm: Parted company from Flag and proceeded to Zanzibar.

5.30pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 March 1916

At sea and at Kilindini.

Lat -4.5, Long 39.6

7.55am: Stopped and communicated with HMS Thistle.

8.0am: Lat 4 55S, Long 39 17E.

3.25pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

Anchored in Kilindini harbour: HMS’ Hyacinth, Vengeance, HS Ebani, SS’ Clan Ogilvy, Clan Buchanan (the second of four Clan Line ships of this name, built 1907, 5,212 tons, scrapped 1933),Barjora, Montrose.

4.40pm: Hyacinth left.

5.30pm: Transport Iberian arrived.


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15 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.45am: SS Barjora left.

8.0am: Coaling.

12.30pm: Whaler Echo arrived.

1.0pm: Finished coaling, received 65 tons.


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16 March 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

7.20am: Whaler Echo left, SS Weissmann arrived.

5.20pm: SS Clan MacPherson (the second of three Clan Line ships with this name, built in 1905 and torpedoed in 1918) left.

5.30pm: SS Khalifa left.

6.20pm: SS Barjora arrived.


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17 March 1916

Kilindini and at sea.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.6

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 4 15S, Long 39 40E.

9.30am: Hands employed unshipping plates and unfuzing shell.

8.0pm: Lat 5 19S, Long 39 21E.

9.0pm: Signalled SS Professor Woermannn steering North.


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18 March 1916

Kokotone anchorage and at sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.0, Long 39.2

12.25am: Anchored Kokotone outer anchorage.

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Met HMS Severn and proceeded North in company.

8.0am: Lat 5 52S, Long 39 10E.

9.45am: Parted company with Severn.

1.30pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside FA Trent, hands transhipping shell to same.


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19 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

All day: Hands transferring ammunition to FA Trent.

3.30pm: HMS Vengeance arrived.


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20 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.40am: HMW Childers arrived.

In am: Hands employed getting up plates and shifting gear into FA Trent.

Dockyard shipwrights shoring up decks.

11.0am: SS Castilian arrived.

11.30am. HS Ebani arrived.

In pm: Hands dismounting guns and plates.

2.30pm: Cast off from Trent and proceeded to anchorage off Hospital Steps.

6.20pm: Clan Macintosh (the second of three Clan Line ships of this name, built 1905, 4,774 tons, scrapped 1932) left.


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21 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.15am: Surveying party left for Tumba.

6.15am: HMWs Childers and Echo left.

6.45am: HMS Vengeance left.

In am: Splicing party about towing hawsers.

4.30pm: SS Africa left.

4.50pm: HMW Rattler arrived.


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22 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

2.0am: HMW Rattler left.

5.20am: Surveying party left.

In am and pm: Splicing party on hawsers, dockyard workers shoring up decks.

3.20pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

4.15pm: SS Weissmann and HS Ebani left.

5.20pm: HMWs Childers and Echo arrived.


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23 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.15am: Surveying party away.

6.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

7.10am: SS Palamcotta arrived, Salamander left.

In am: Hands preparing ship for towing.

2.0pm: One Ldg Stoker rejoined from HMW Childers.

3.0pm: MAA (Master at Arms) joined from hospital.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside FA Trent.

11.0pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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24 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.45am: SS Palamcotta left.

In am and pm: Hands moving stores and gear to Trent.

7.15am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

11.0am: C-in-C visited.

4.30pm: Warrant No 32 read.

6.0pm: One seaman rating discharged to HMS Hyacinth.


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25 March 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.30am: Hands battening down.

7.0am: One seaman rating received from HMS Hyacinth.

11.0am: Ship battened down ready to be taken in tow.

1.0pm: All hands moved to FA Trent.

3.25pm: Ship moved astern of Trent and hawsers secured.

4.0pm: Trent proceeded with Mersey in tow.

6.15pm: Stopped. Working party returned from Mersey, hoisted all boats and proceeded south.


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26 March 1916

At sea.

Lat -8.1, Long 40.7

HMS Mersey in tow of Trent on passage from Zanzibar to Durban.

(Editor’s note. All the information for the period 26th to 31st March is on this page.)


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27 March 1916

At sea, on tow.

Lat -11.6, Long 40.9

Sent party on board all correct.


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28 March 1916

At sea, on tow.

Lat -15.0, Long 40.9


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29 March 1916

At sea, on tow.

Lat -17.9, Long 39.2


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30 March 1916

At sea, on tow.

Lat -20.0, Long 36.7

Wind SSE force 5, considerable sea and swell. Mersey shipping seas and tumbling about considerably.


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31 March 1916

At sea, on tow.

Lat -21.6, Long 35.6

Fresh breeze throughout the night moderating after daylight.

7.0am: Stopped under lea of Cape Bazaruto and sent boat to Mersey and found she had made only a small amount of water.

10.0am: Proceeded to Southd. Moderate breeze 3.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916

(Durban for refit)


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Cover, Adm. 53/ 49173, signed by Lt (N) Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker Short and Mason Ltd No. 2047.

Thermometers for air temperatures: on the Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No. 702, Negretti and Zambra No. 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature: No Name or Number


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1 April 1916

At sea, in tow.

Lat -24.8, Long 35.1


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2 April 1916

At sea, in tow.

Lat -27.9, Long 32.9

Fine and light breeze, slight swell, freshening at daylight, sea increasing.


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3 April 1916

At sea on tow and at Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Stopped at daylight, sent boat to Mersey with working parties, raised steam.

9.0am: Pilot boarded, shortened in tow. Slipped Starboard cable for FA Trent to heave in. Hawser parted and cable lost.

10.0am: Proceeded under own steam with tugs and pilot into Durban harbour.

11.30am: Made fast alongside Congella Wharf.

In pm: Commenced moving all gear from Trent.


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4 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Removing all stores and gear from FA Trent to Mersey.


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5 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Removing all gear and ammunition from FA Trent.


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6 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.30am: FA Trent left.

8.30am: Shifted berth.

Hands employed loading lighters and passing ammunition into magazines.

Hands mounting guns and sending up topmast.


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7 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

6.50am: HMS Challenger arrived.

Hands mounting guns.

Noon: One signal rating joined from Challenger.


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8 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

4.30pm: One Chief ERA discharged to Simonstown hospital.


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9 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.0am: Two absentees from HMS Challenger reported on board.


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10 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.20am: One stoker (absentee from HMS Challenger) discharged for passage to rejoin ship.


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11 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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12 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: Proceeded to floating dock.

7.30am: Entered dock and made fast.

Hands cleaning bottom and lowering cables into dock.


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13 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands cleaning and scraping bottom and chipping cable.


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14 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands cleaning sides and water tank, working on cables.


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15 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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16 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Acting Mate Hooper left ship for passage to England by Saxon.

Church parties and leave.


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17 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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18 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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19 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work, scraping sides, cleaning double bottoms and fresh water tanks.

Working party sent to rail station to draw stores arriving from Simonstown.


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20 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: One rating joined from shore.

Dry dock work.

Officers from N.O.D. inspecting 6” and 4.7” guns.


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21 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Church parties and leave. (Good Friday)


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22 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Dry dock work.

In pm: Leave.


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23 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Church parties and leave.


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24 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work, one electrician rating joined ship.


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25 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work, one rating joined from Balmoral Castle.


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26 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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27 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.



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28 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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29 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Dry dock work.

In pm: Make and mend and weekend leave.


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30 April 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Church parties and leave.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(Durban for refit)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49174, signed by Lt (N) Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker Short and Mason No. 2047

Thermometers for air temperatures: on the Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No. 702 Negretti and Zambra No. 809

Thermometer for sea temperature: No Name or Number


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1 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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2 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.

Class of RNVR aboard for drills.


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3 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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4 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.

Survey on cable completed, studs etc made good. One shackle condemned and sent to Simons Town. (A shackle here meaning a length of chain of 12.5 fathoms, 75 feet.)


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5 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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6 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work in am, make and mend in pm.


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7 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


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8 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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9 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work.


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10 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Dry dock work. Foc’sle men stowing cable.

In pm: One seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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11 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.15am: Floated out of dock assisted by tug and made fast alongside D shed.

In am: Work continuing in double bottoms and tanks.

In pm: Make and mend.


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12 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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13 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Saturday routine.

In pm: One pte RMLI discharged to RMS Norman for passage to Simons Town.


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14 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


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15 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: FA Trent arrived.

10.0am: One signal rating joined from Trent.

3.0pm: MAA discharged to hospital.


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16 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.30am: Working party sent to FA Trent.

Noon: Hands victualled in Trent.


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17 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Gunners party dismounting 3 pdrs and mounting same in FA Trent. Remainder of hands working on towing hawsers.

Coaling ship, received 68 tons.

5.0pm: One signal rating discharged to HMS Laconia.


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18 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Getting up ammunition, painting.


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19 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Painting ship and stowing ammunition in Trent.


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20 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Saturday routine.


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21 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


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22 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

In am: Hands painting mess deck.

3.30pm: SS Professor Woermann left.

6.0pm: HMS Armadale Castle left.


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23 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Painting out mess decks, cleaning ship.


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24 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

9.20am: Proceeded out of harbour for hull trial.

10.0am: Fired two rounds from after 6".

10.20am: Fired two rounds from fore 6".

1.20pm: Made fast alongside A shed. Trial satisfactory.

7.30pm. Three ratings joined for passage to HMS Talbot.


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25 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Painting mess decks, scraping and chipping davits and dismantling wireless.


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26 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands painting mess decks and wardroom, dismantling ship for towing and housing topmast.


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27 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Painting and preparing ship for towing.

6.0pm: Discharged one AB RNR to KENILWORTH CASTLE for hospital.


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28 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Sunday routine.


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29 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Painting and dockyard mateys shoring up decks.


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30 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Hands battening down, preparing towing hawsers and preparing ship for sea.

Dockyard party shoring up decks.


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31 May 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Preparing for sea.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(In tow from Durban to Mafia Island, in action at Kilwa Kivinje and Mafia Iisland.)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49175, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer Aneroid Maker Short and Mason Ltd No 2047

Thermometers for air temperatures: on Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No 702 Negretti and Zambra 809

Thermometers for sea temperature. No Mark


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1 June 1916

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

Securing for sea, weather instruments stowed away.


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2 June 1916


Durban and at sea in tow of Trent.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea, sealed up ship.

9.0am: FA Trent and Mersey cast off from jetty assisted by tugs.

10.0am: Connected up tow and proceeded out of harbour in tow of Trent and assisted by tug.

Noon: Veered out hawsers. Working party returned from Mersey.

Proceeding in tow of Trent. Light NE'ly breeze fine and calm.


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3 June 1916

At sea in tow of FA Trent.

Lat -28.3, Long 33.0

Trent developed engine room defect - proceeding to Delagoa Bay.


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4 June 1916

At sea in tow of FA Trent and in Lorenco Marques harbour.

Lat -25.9, Long 33.0

Noon: Entered Delagoa Bay.

2.45pm: Sent working party to Mersey and hove in cables. Tug alongside Mersey.

4.20pm: Trent anchored in Lorenco Marques harbour and Mersey secured alongside.

Opened up Mersey and sounded wells, all correct.


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5 June 1916

Lorenco Marques.

Lat -26.0, Long 32.6

Strong SWly wind. Steamer entering reported gale.


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6 June 1916

Lorenco Marques and at sea in tow.

Lat -25.9, Long 33.0

7.20am. Connected up tow and proceeded out of harbour.

Light breeze (1-2), considerable S'ly swell, fine clear weather.


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7 June 1916

At sea in tow.

Lat -24.3, Long 35.9

Light breeze and fine (1-2), moderate S'ly swell.


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8 June 1916

At sea in tow.

Lat -21.7, Long 37.5

Light airs and fine calm weather, very slight S'ly swell.

Day’s run 179 miles, co N28E.


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9 June 1916

At sea in tow.

Lat -19.1, Long 39.4

Light rain and calm fine weather.

Run 193 miles.



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10 June 1916

At sea in tow.

Lat -16.2, Long 41.1

Light S'ly breeze (1-2) fine calm weather.

Received orders by wireless to proceed to Mafia I.

Run 196 miles.


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11 June 1916

At sea in tow.

Lat -13.4, Long 41.9

Light breeze 2-3 southerly, fine and clear.

Run 175 miles.


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12 June 1916

At sea in tow.

Lat -10.1, Long 41.1

Moderate S'ly breeze (4) fine clear weather.

Run 207 miles.


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13 June 1916

At sea in tow and at Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.45am: Sent party on board Mersey, hove in cables.

12.20pm: FA Trent anchored.

12.55pm: Made fast alongside Trent.

In pm: Opening up ship and removing breakwaters and shores.


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14 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Moving gear from FA Trent and generally preparing ship for sea, fuzing shell etc.


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15 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Moving gear from FA Trent and generally preparing ship for sea, fuzing shell etc.


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16 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Moving gear from FA Trent and generally preparing ship for sea, fuzing shell etc.


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17 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.30am: Received from HMS Vengeance, 2 - 77mm. Mitrailleurs, 17 boxes machine gun ammunition, 5 M.G. in boxes - mountings spare parts etc.

10.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

1.20pm: Cast off from FA Trent and went alongside collier Virent. Coaling, native labour.

3.30pm: Hyacinth sailed.

6.20pm: Completed coaling, received 100 tons.

7.15pm: Cast off and anchored.


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18 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.40am: SS Weismann arrived.

10.0am: HMS Severn left.

2.30pm: Collier Virent left.

4.0pm: FA Trent and SS Weismann left.


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19 June 1916


Tirene Bay, at sea and off Ras Kisimani, Mafia I.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded to adjust compasses, considerable sea, abandoned adjustment and swung ship.

8.25am: Completed swinging, proceeded to Southward.

12.20pm. Anchored off Simaya I.

1.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Exchanged one stoker with HMW Fly.

5.50pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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20 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71


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21 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: Anchored in Songa Songa harbour.


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22 June 1916

Songa Songa I.

Lat -8.5, Long 39.5

7.15pm: Despatched dhow with two spies to mainland.


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23 June 1916

Songa Songa I. and on patrol to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.5

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Slowed, examined discoloured water, 1.8 miles S of small reef to S of Chocha.

4.35pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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24 June 1916

Tirene Bay to Koma and return.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

9.45am: Whaler Pickle alongside for water.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

3.0pm: Stopped off Koma I, lowered motor boat and communicated with Mafia I dhow.

3.40pm: Boat returned, proceeded.

7.30pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

At anchor: FA Trent, HMWs Pickle and Fly.


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25 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Whaler Fly left.

3.45pm: HMS Pioneer and FA Trent left.


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26 June 1916

Tirene Bay to Koma I and return.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: Off Koma I, sent boat to tow Mafia dhow alongside and took dhow in tow.

3.45pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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27 June 1916

Mafia to Songa Songa.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6

10.20am: Major Brook and ten Askaris boarded.

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.55pm: Anchored in Songa Songa harbour.


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28 June 1916

Songa Songa, on patrol and return.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55am: Sighted HMS Pickle.

7.40am: Stopped under lee of Jewe Reef to await Flag with Pickle.

8.0am: Sighted HMS’ Vengeance (Flag) and Manica.

8.0am: Lat 8 38S, Long 39 26E.

9.15am: General quarters.

9.40am: Vengeance and Manica anchored.

10.35am: Opened fire on Gingwera camp (Kilwa Kivinje).

10.40am: Ceased fire, closed flag,

11.17am: Aeroplane rose to spot. Vengeance opened fire.

11.20am: Took up firing position, opening and ceasing fire as ordered by C-in-C.

12.30pm: Ceased fire, closed flag and communicated.

2.20pm: Proceeded.

2.52pm: Fired loaded guns.

5.15pm: Anchored in Songa Songa harbour.


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29 June 1916

Songa Songa to Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 22S, Long 39 27E.

12.55pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay


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30 June 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

10.10am: Collier Virent anchored, Mersey went alongside, comenced coaling.

7.55pm: Finished coaling, 155 tons welsh coal, cast off and anchored.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(Mafia I. and patrolling, in action at Dar-es-salaam, Tanga, Saadani and Bagamoyo, then to Zanzibar.)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49176, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Instruments as per June 1916.


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1 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: HMAS Pioneer arrived.

1.15pm: Whaler Pickle arrived.


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2 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

12.50pm: Whaler Childers arrived.

2.0pm: Childers left.

3.0pm: Collier Virent left.

4.55pm: Whaler Fly anchored.

5.10pm: Fly left.


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3 July 1916

Tirene Bay, on patrol and anchored off Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.6

5.40am: HMAS Pioneer left.

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 45S, Long 39 38E.

9.15am: Anchored off Niororo I, HMW Pickle alongside for water.

10.08am: Pickle left. Weighed and proceeded.

6.25pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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4 July 1916

Kwale I., on patrol and Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.5

6.30am. Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 01S, Long 39 27E.

2.05pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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5 July 1916

Tirene Bay to Simaya I.

Lat -7.9, Long 39.6

8.30am: SS Weissmann anchored.

9.55am: Four ratings joined for passage to HMS’ Challenger and Pioneer.

11.40am: Three native spies joined ship. Weighed and proceeded.

4.45pm: Anchored off Simaya I.


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6 July 1916

Simaya I. and on patrol to Songa Songa.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.5

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 26S, Long 39 26E.

9.55am: Made fast to HMS Himalaya under lee of Jewe Reef. Also at anchor, whaler Echo.

Discharged four ratings to Himalaya for passage.

11.20am: HM whaler Childers alongside.

12.30pm: Childers left.

12.35pm: Cast off and proceeded, Echo in company.

2.0pm: Anchored in Songa Songa harbour, Echo made fast alongside.

Discharged three native spies to Echo.

4.35pm Echo left.

8.40pm: Echo returned.


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7 July 1916

Songa Songa I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.6

6.45am: HMW Echo left.

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 24S, Long 39 26E.

1.17pm: Made fast to Collier Virent in Tirene Bay.

2.0pm: Four seedie boys joined.

2.45pm: HMW Childers arrived.

3.20pm: Cast off to anchor.


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8 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.30am: Whaler Childers left.

1.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.

4.0pm: Virent (collier) left.


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9 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.20am: HMW Echo left.


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10 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Exercised general evolutions.

Layed out stern kedge for calibration purposes.

In pm: Calibrating guns. Respread awnings.



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11 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71


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12 July 1916

Tirene Bay and on patrol to Koma I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.4

7.0am: Native spies boarded.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.48pm: Anchored under lee of Koma I.

6.20pm: Native spies left ship.


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13 July 1916

Koma I., to Shungu Mbili I. and to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am: Anchored off Shungu Mbili I.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.06pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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14 July 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.50am: HMAS Pioneer anchored.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded alongside Virent. Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Returned 17 cases of machine gun ammunition to HMS Pioneer.

12.45pm: HMWs Echo and Childers arrived.

4.56pm: Finished coaling received 146 tons.


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15 July 1916

Tirene Bay to Zanzibar.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 30S, Long 39 39E.

6.30pm: Anchored in Zanzibar Harbour.

In harbour. HMS’ Vengeance (flag), Salamander, Rattler, FA Trent, Cable SS Sherard Osborn, IMSS Aratoon Apcar.


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16 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.15am: Collier Virent arrived.

12.15 to 12.55pm: Whalers Pickle, Charon and Styx arrived.

1.30pm: SS Berwick Castle arrived. Pickle left.

4.20pm: French mail steamer left.


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17 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: SS A ratoon Apcar left.

10.0am: Received from HMS Vengeance 1 Maxim complete, 7 boxes belts.

3.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.15pm: Read Warrant No 33, 1 OS to Vengeance to undergo cell punishment.

5.40pm: One rating joined from Vengeance.


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18 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.25pm: SS Berwick Castle left.

8.35am: Transport Professor arrived. (Formerly Professor Woermannn, renamed.)

9.50am: FA Trent left.

11.0am: One rating left ship for hospital.

3.35am: Whaler Salamander arrived.


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19 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: Transport Professor left.

6.05am: HMW Salamander left.

7.0am: Proceeded alongside Virent, coaling, received 35 tons.

5.0pm: Discharged one seaman rating to hospital.


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20 July 1916

Zanzibar to Kwale I.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: One seedie boy (serang) discharged to RNB.

1.0pm: One SSA joined from Vengeance.

2.0pm: HMS’ Vengeance and Challenger left.

2.30pm: Two air mechanics arrived on board for duty with seaplane.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Cleared for action and exercised general quarters.

6.35pm: Anchored, Kwale I.


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21 July 1916

Kwale I. to Dar-es-salaam area

Lat -6.8, Long 39.4

12.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.15am: Closed whalers Pickle and Fly on Kaskadya Patch.

6.05am: Whalers weighed and proceeded, Fly in company.

6.15am: HMS’ Vengeance and Challenger anchored to NW of Makatumbe LH.

6.39am: Proceeded as per orders, general quarters.

6.50am: Taking up firing position in Sinda Bay. Seaplane observed, came down with engine and wireless trouble.

7.17am: Seaplane made fast alongside.

8.0am: Lat 6 50S, Long 39 23E.

8.40am: Seaplane left ship.

9.15am: Opened fire on steamer Feldmarschall (Field Marshall in log, which she became when captured) at head of Dar-es-salaam Bay, spotting corrections from aeroplane not satisfactory.

10.0am: HMS Manica arrived, aeroplane went back to Zanzibar.

10.20am: Balloon went up from Manica.

10.30am: Anchored.

11.35am: Ceased fire and proceeded.

12.15pm: Stopped to communicate with Manica.

1.15pm: Closed Vengeance, sent boat for flag commander.

2.0pm: Proceeded to close Ras Upanga.

2.50pm: Closed flag, flag commander left, proceeded south.

4.35pm: Anchored off Sinda I., Pickle and Fly anchored close.

5.0pm: Pickle left.

7.20pm: Weighed and proceeded slow, keeping in touch with Sinda I.

8.0pm: Lat 6 48S, Long 39 24.5E.

11.30pm: Proceeded to firing position off Makatumbe Lt Ho.


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22 July 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Kokotone via Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.45am: Fired 6 rounds lyddite from after 6" gun into Ras Upanga.

1.52am: Cease fire, proceeded slow to Zanzibar, Fly in company.

8.0am: Lat 6 18S, Long 39 10E.

10.05am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour. Manica left.

1.05pm. Weighed and proceeded.

4.18pm: Anchored in Kokotone harbour.


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23 July 1916

Kokotone to Pangani and Tanga.

Lat -5.4, Long 39.0

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 39S, Long 39 12E.

8.15am: Observed HMS Talbot and squadron in Pangani Bay.

10.22am: Anchored in Pangani outer anchorage.

At anchor: HMS Talbot and SS Barjora.

10.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

12.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Anchored in Tanga Harbour.

At anchor: HMS’ Severn and HMW Prattler (formerly Rattler).

One seedie boy left for Severn.


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24 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

8.30am: Landed two machine guns, crews and ammunition to assist in defence of the town.

10.10am: HMS Severn left.

2.0pm: Fourteen porters from shore assisting to erect iron plates.

4.30pm: FA Trent anchored.

6.30pm: Transport Barjora anchored in outer anchorage.


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25 July 1916

Tanga and at sea to Saadani.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.13

6.0am: Barjora shifted to inner anchorage.

6.20am: Trent left.

9.15am: Whaler Prattler left.

5.0pm: Barjora left.

6.05pm: Weighed and proceeded, co South.


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26 July 1916

At sea and off Saadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

5.20am: Obs. HMS Manica and closed her.

5.40am: Proceeded to firing position 3 ½ miles E of Saadani village.

6.16am: Opened fire on Saadani.

6.45am: Cease fire.

7.30am. Balloon went up from Manica.

8.0am: Lat 6 02S, Long 39 30E

8.25am. Aeroplane went up, balloon hauled down.

8.45am: Seaplane dropping bombs and reported being fired on by maxims from Saadani village.

9.0am: Proceeded along coast, Manica in company, aeroplane reconnoitring to North.

9.21am: Opened fire.

9.40am: Cease fire.

9.45am: Observed HMS Talbot to northward.

10.25am: Turned to south, seaplane returning.

10.42am: Seaplane down.

11.12am: Anchored.

11.34am: Manica anchored.

11.40am: Opened fire on Buini Vilage.

12.09pm. Cease fire.

12.10pm: Proceeded to South’d.

12.45pm: Anchored.

4.26pm. Opened fire on Saadani village.

4.45pm: Cease fire. Weighed and proceeded.

7.10pm: Anchored.

8.0pm: Lat 6 05S, Long 39 07E.


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27 July 1916

Anchorage to Saadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

2.30am: Two fishing dhows drifted past ship, lowered skiff and examined same.

4.55am. Weighed and proceeded.

5.50am: Observed Manica.

7.0am: Proceeded to close Saadani village, seaplane went up.

7.30am: Opened fire with 6" and 4.7" guns on Saadani village.

7.52am: Cease fire.

8.0am: Lat 6 01S, Long 39 50E.

8.0am: Aeroplane reports troops in village who fired on her.

8.15am: Aeroplane spotting, opened fire on village, range 7500 yds.

8.20am: Cease fire, aeroplane down, stopped engines.

10.15am: Proceeded along coast to South.

11.05am: Anchored.

6.0pm: Opened fire on village with after 6" and Std. 4.7".

6.25pm: Cease fire.

8.0pm: Lat 6 04S, Long 39 50E.

10.30pm: Opened fire on Saadani Village with after 6".

10.40pm: Ceased fire.


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28 July 1916

Saadani to Bagamayo and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

7.16am: Seaplane went up.

7.27am: Opened fire with fore 6" on Saadani village.

7.50am: Balloon went up.

7.55am: Weighed anchor, aeroplane came down.

8.0am: Ceased fire.

8.0am: Lat 6 04S, Long 39 50E.

8.30am: Aeroplane alongside, anchored and sent boat for pilot.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded south.

11.45am: Stopped engines off Bagamayo.

12.15pm: Anchored.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Took up station astern of Talbot and both anchored.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45pm. Anchored in Zanzibar harbour. At anchor: FA Trent, HMWs Echo and Childers, colliers Queen Alexandra and Virent.


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29 July 1916

Link broken. HMS Mersey probably at anchor all day in Zanzibar harbour.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2 (probable)


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30 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.15am: HMW Salamander left.

9.20am: Cast off from FA Trent and anchored.

3.45pm: HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth, Pioneer, Fly and Pickle arrived.

4.50pm: HMS Manica arrived.

5.0pm: Lt Harrison RNR joined from Vengeance.

6.0pm: Fly left.


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31 July 1916

Zanzibar to Kokotone and Saadani.

Lat -5.7, Long 39.2

6.0am: Fly arrived.

6.45am: One sergeant RMLI and 50 Askaris Z.A.R. arrived on board for passage to Saadani.

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am. Lat 6 02.5S, Long 39 10E.

11.05am: Anchored at Kokotone. At anchor: HMS Talbot and Severn.

11.20am: HMS Vengeance anchored.

1.50pm: HMS Talbot left.

2.50pm: 20 Askaris Z.A.R. left for Severn.

2.55pm: Weighed and proceeded, formed single line ahead on Severn.

8.0pm: Lat 6 02.5S, Long 38 48E.

9.55pm: Anchored off Saadani Village, at anchor HMS’ Talbot and Manica.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916

(In action at Saadani, Zanzibar, Pangani and in action at Bagamoyo.)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49177, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Instruments as per June 1916.

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1 August 1916

Saadani to Kipumbwe.

Lat -6.1, Long 38.8

5.05am: Boats left ships with marines, seamen and native landing parties to occupy Saadani Village.

5.40am: Proceeded to southd.

5.45am: Opened fire from all guns (starboard battery) at a range of 6,000 yds to cover landing.

6.13am: Cease fire.

6.35am: Anchored.

8.0am: Lat 6 02S, Long 38 48E.

8.35am: HMS’ Manica and Talbot left.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55am: Closed Ras Utondue and sent motor boat to investigate dhow in creek.

12.05pm: Anchored.

2.50pm: Motor boat returned reported dhow empty.

2.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15pm: Anchored, Sanga I. bg N49W, 2.6 m.

8.0pm: Lat 5 45S, Long 38 56E.


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2 August 1916

Kipumbwe to Pangani.

Lat -5.7, Long 38.9

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded, communicated with HMS Thistle.

8.0am: Lat 5 41S, Long 38 55E.

8.20am: Sighted seaplane and anchored.

8.40am: Seaplane came down alongside, then returned to Saadani.

11.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.28pm: Anchored.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.15pm: Anchored off Pangani town.


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3 August 1916

Pangani, at sea and return.

Lat -5.5, Long 39.1

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 30S, Long 39 02.5E.

11.20am: Met SS Barjora and made fast alongside. Receiving military stores.

4.20pm: Cast off and proceeded.

5.25pm: Anchored in Pangani harbour.


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4 August 1916

Pangani to Saadani.

Lat -5.9, Long 38.9

5.45am: Captain Dickson, five officers, 75 native scouts and 120 porters with baggage embarked.

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 5 26S, Long 39 01E.

11.52am: Sighted HMS’ Vengeance and Severn.

1.35pm: Anchored off Saadani Village. At anchor, Vengeance and Severn.

3.0pm: All boats employed landing scouts and stores.

9.30pm: One officer, German prisoner of war, arrived on board.


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5 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

7.0am: Received one SSA from HMS Severn, deserter.

7.25am: Severn left.

9.45am: HMS Thistle arrived.

10.10am: Thistle left.

3.25pm: HMS Talbot anchored.


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6 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

10.0am: SS Barjora arrived with West Indian Regt. All boats, with assistance from HMS Vengeance, disembarking troops and stores from Barjora to shore.


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7 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

9.05am: Trent anchored.

10.0am: Discharged one German prisoner of war to Barjora.

11.0am: One PO joined from shore for sick bay treatment.

11.50am: HMS Vengeance and FA Trent left.

4.0pm: Transport Barjora left.


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8 August 1916

Saadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

3.25pm: HMS Thistle arrived. Discharged one PO to Thistle for HMS Talbot.

Boats assisting to land porters from Thistle.


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9 August 1916


Saadani to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.40am: Made fast alongside collier in Zanzibar harbour. Coaling, received 95 tons.

At anchor: HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger, Himalaya, Severn, Salamander, Echo, Rinaldo, Prattler, Colliers Queen Alexandra and Indesa.

3.15pm: Echo left.

3.20pm: Cast off and anchored.

4.10pm: Challenger left.


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10 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.25am: HMS Himalaya left.

6.15am: HMW Echo left.

8.07am: Hospital ship Ebani arrived.

9.50am: HMS Severn left.

11.15am: Discharged one AB to Ebani for passage.

12.15pm: Ebani left.

2.0pm: Collier Woodville arrived and HMS Himalaya returned.

4.55pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

8.30pm: BISS Aratoon Apcar arrived.


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11 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: Whaler Childers arrived.

10.50am: Childers left.

8.30pm: HMS Pioneer arrived.


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12 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: Transport Professor arrived.

7.15am: Whalers Salamander and Prattler left.

10.0am: Lt Harrison RNR discharged to HMS Vengeance. Lt Chapman RN joined ship.

1.45pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.20pm: Professor and Challenger left.


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13 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.40am: Aratoon Apcar left.

6.0am: HMS Himalaya left.

8.30am: Lt Ward RNVR (Intelligence officer) joined ship with six native spies.

1.15pm: SS Trafford Hall arrived.

4.15pm: HMS Himalaya returned.

5.25pm: One rating joined from hospital for HMS Severn, one seedie boy ditto for HMS Challenger.

8.07pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

11.45pm: One pte KAR joined.


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14 August 1916

Zanzibar to Saadani and at sea.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.78

5.15am: HMWs Styx and Charon arrived.

5.45am: HMS Thistle left.

7.15am: One Sergeant and 23 Marines on board from HMS Vengeance.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.34am: Anchored at Saadani.

10.45am: One rating left for HMS Severn.

2.05pm: Whaler Childers arrived. 11 Marines from HMS Challenger arrived on board.

3.15pm: Childers left. Exercised Lewis guns crews.

5.0pm: Capt. Dickson, scouts and carriers arrived.

6.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, Severn in company.

11.30pm: Passed Childers.


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15 August 1916

At sea to Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

1.0am: Severn proceeded in execution of previous orders.

2.10am: Anchored west of NW end of Mbwakani.

3.30am: Weighed and proceeded to close shore, HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger and Manica passed and anchored.

4.0am: Anchored.

5.0am: Boats from ships with landing parties assembled alongside.

5.30am: Boats left for shore. Weighed.

5.45am: Opened fire, enemy replied with 4.1 gun, pom-pom, maxims and rifles.

5.55am: HMS’ Vengeance and Challenger opened fire.

6.50am: Balloon and aeroplane went up.

7.15am: Landing party occupied Fort and Gov. Ho. and hoisted U.J., reported capture of 11 prisoners and 4.1 Konigsberg gun. (This gun can be seen on display in Fort Jesus, Mombasa, Kenya, see pictures ). Boats from fleet bringing off wounded and five German prisoners.

7.20am: Closed shore. Opened and ceased fire as reqte.

8.0am: Anchored.

10.30am: C-in-C came on board.

11.0am: HMS Vengeance proceeded to sea to bury remains of Capt. Thomas RMLI, killed in action.

1.30pm: German prisoners boarded.

2.45pm: Severn weighed.

3.30pm: Discharged German prisoners, with exception of one, to Vengeance and Challenger.

6.30pm: Two natives (suspected spies) brought on board.

9.0pm: Tug Helmuth made fast alongside.


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16 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

12.30am: HMS’ Vengeance and Severn left.

6.0am: Seaplane went up.

In am: Boats of fleet landing stores and water.

1.0pm: HMS’ Vengeance, Manica, Charon and Styx arrived.

4.0pm: HMS Severn arrived.

5.0 pm: Guns’ crews to stations, aeroplane up. Received 80 rounds of 4.1 amm. (German)


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17 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

6.30am: Discharged German 4.1 ammunition to Styx and Charon.

7.0am: HMS Challenger left.

8.0am: Discharged six natives (Dickson’s Scouts) to shore.

9.25am: Charon cast off and proceeded.

11.20am: Styx proceeded with German women and children brought from shore.

Noon: HMS Manica left.

12.05pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

12.30pm: Working party sent ashore to transport 4" gun from shore to lighter.

3.30pm: Lighter alongside with gun alongside, lifted same into lighter.

4.20pm: Working party on shore to transport 4.1 carriage.

Remains of pom-pom gun and cradle brought on board.

8.48pm: Lt Ward RNVR and three scouts left for Childers.

9.40pm: Childers left.


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18 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

6.0am: Styx, Charon and Childers arrived (log says left, clear error).Charon alongside to tranship field guns and ammo from Zanzibar, sent same on shore.

11.0am: Childers left.

In pm: Received from Charon and Styx, 50 rounds of 12 pdr shrapnel and two boxes of fuzes.

1.25pm: HMS Thistle arrived with detachment of WIR and Dickson’s scouts. The same landed at once with boats fron Vengeance and Challenger.

3.20pm: Lighter alongside with 4.1 gun carriage alongside. Lifted same into lighter, transhipped pom-pom and parts.

4.05pm. Styx alongside, took lighter in tow and anchored.

4.55pm: HMS’ Thistle and Severn left.

6.45pm: One PO came on board from shore (prisoner).

7.40pm: One PO discharged to Severn.


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19 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

6.30am: Whalers Charon and Styx left with lighter in tow.

11.30am: Fired one round from after 6" with one-third charge.

1.0pm. Whaler Echo arrived.

3.0pm: Echo left, SS Barjora arrived with WI Regt.

Boats of fleet landing troops.

5.15pm: Lt Chapman left ship for temporary duties ashore.

5.40pm: One German prisoner left for Barjora.


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20 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

5.30am: Troops and stores being landed from SS Barjora.

6.30am: FA Trent arrived.

8.30am: Troops and stores being landed from Trent.

11.0am: One AB left for shore, machine gun crew.

1.35pm: Barjora left.

4.50pm: Trent left.


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21 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

1.55pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

2.0pm: Boats transferring marines from shore to Challenger.

3.50pm: HMS Severn arrived.

4.45pm: Severn left.

5.48pm: Challenger left.


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22 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

3.0pm: Whaler Childers arrived. Two Germans received on board + orderlies.

3.40pm: Childers sailed.

4.20pm: HMS Challenger anchored.

8.0pm: Received 48 rifles, accoutrements and 12 boxes of ammunition from Challenger.


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23 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

7.0am: HMS Challenger left.

10.0am: Sent on shore 48 rifles, accoutrements and ammunition.


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24 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

7.25am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

In am: Gunner’s party embarking 12 pdr gun from shore.


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25 August 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91


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26 August 1916

Bagamoyo to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

9.25am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

10.25am: One wounded native brought on board. Boats of fleet transporting troops.

11.0am: HMS Severn arrived.

1.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.25pm: Made fast alongside collier Queen Alexandra in Zanzibar harbour.


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27 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Coaling, 110 tons.

11.20am: Cast off from collier and anchored off hospital pier.

12.40pm: Whaler Styx and SS Karua (?) left.

9.10pm: HMS Himalaya left.


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28 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.20am: FA Trent and whaler Styx arrived.

10.30am: Working party to Trent for ammunition.

11.35am: HMS’ Vengeance and Manica arrived.

12.30pm: Whalers Charon and Styx left.

1.10pm: SS Africa arrived.

3.0pm: HMS’ Hyacinth and Trent left.

3.0pm: Lt Harrison RNR joined temporarily from Vengeance. Two signal ratings joined from Hyacinth.

3.15pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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29 August 1916

Zanzibar to Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Anchored, Bagamoyo anchorage.

Ships at anchor. HMS Severn, SS’ Barjora, Rajput and Comrie Castle.

12.30pm: One wireless rating joined from Severn.

6.0pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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30 August 1916

Bagamoyo

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

6.50am. HMS Vengeance arrived.

7.0am: SS Buchanan left (probably Clan Buchanan).

In am: Boats of fleet landing troops and stores.

Received 12 boxes of 3 pdr ammunition from Vengeance.

One signal rating joined from Vengeance.

1.0pm: SS Barjora left.

1.15pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

3.15pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

6.15pm: SS Comrie Castle left.

7.0pm: Received 1 box smoke bombs and Very's pistol from Vengeance.


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31 August 1916

Bagamoyo

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

6.30am: FA Trent arrived.

11.0am: Two signalmen discharged to shore.

1.0pm: HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger and Manica arrived.

2.0pm: HMS’ Severn and Manica left.

3.30pm: C-in-C and Colonel Price visited ship.

4.15pm: Trent left.

5.0pm: Ship dragging, veered cable to 3 shackles.


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Issues of clothing during month of August on 17th and 31st. Gratuitous issues 12 yds brown jean (canvas) to Engineer Lt. To ship’s company by order of C.O., sugar 247 lbs, chocolate 105 lbs, lime juice 142 lbs, oranges 4160 lbs, bread 4 lbs, salmon 4 lbs.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(In action at Konduchi, Masasani Bay, Dar-es-salaam and Kilwa Kivinje, then Zanzibar and Dar-es-salaam)


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Cover, Ad. 53/49178, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Instruments as per June 1916.


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1 September 1916

Bagamoyo to Konduchi.

Lat -6.43, Long 38.91

7.0am: 42 boxes of .303 ammunition sent to HMS Thistle.

8.15am: HMS Talbot arrived.

10.15am: Thistle left.

11.0am: Party of ID scouts arrived on board.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded with GOC coast forces and staff on board for operations on Dar-es-salaam.

1.30pm: Stopped close to flagship, flag commander boarded.

6.10pm: Anchored.

8.0pm: Troops occupied Konduchi.


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2 September 1916

Konduchi and vicinity.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.23

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded North along coast.

6.40am. Anchored, Ras Kiromani S49E, 4 cables.

6.45am: Seaplane arrived.

8.0am. Lat 6 37.5S, Long 39 11.5E.

8.25am: Shifted anchorage.

9.10am: Received communication from shore. “Occupied hill 600 and established wireless station. B column moving forward.”

Transports Trent, Barjora, Montrose, Rajput, tugs etc arived and anchored in allotted billets west of Fungu Mikyadu. Boats landing stores from Trent and Barjora. HMS Severn proceeded south.

Noon: C column occupied Mbezi.

1.45pm: Shifted anchorage, S Pangani I. bg N81E, 3 ½ cables.

8.0pm: Lat 6 40.5S, Long 39 14E.


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3 September 1916

Konduchi to Masasani Bay.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to firing position.

6.15am: Fleet opened fire, sea plane and balloon went up.

6.40am: Mersey and Severn opened fire.

7.0am: All ships ceased fire.

7.20am. Proceeded to northd. to lead transports to Masasani Bay.

8.0am: Lat 6 42S, Long 39 14.5E.

8.30am: Transports weighed, proceeded in line ahead. Masasani occuppied by A column.

9.55am: Stopped, transports anchored in allotted billets.

10.40am. Anchored. Kankadya Pt N57E 1’.

11.0am: Column B occupied gun position A and erecting wireless station.

Noon: Shifted anchorage.

In pm: Boats of fleet landing troops, stores, cattle and guns.

8.0pm. Lat 6 44.5S, Long 39 15.5E,


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4 September 1916

Masasani Bay to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: HMS’ Vengeance, Challenger, Echo, Childers, Fly and Pickle left.

Motor boats towing lighters to shore.

9.0am: Dar-es-salaam surrendered to C-in-C and GOC coast forces. Columns marching on town from Masasani. Weighed and proceeded to Dar-es-salaam Bay, HMS Severn in company.

10.15am: Stopped and communicated with Flag.

11.20am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam harbour, near boom defences and Ferry Pt.

In pm: Party with charges severing boom defence. NO and party examining channel and buoying same and erecting beacon on floating dock. Boats sweeping harbour.

3.30pm: Harbour clear and reported to C-in-C.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour, anchored off Custom House.

5.15pm: Severn arrived.


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5 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.6

6.0am: Brig-Gen. Price and Cdr Headlam (SMTO) left.

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded, stopping off HMS Vengeance for letters.

8.0am. Lat 6 48.5S, Long 39 24E.

3.30pm: Stopped off Niororo I, natives communicated.

4.30pm: Stopped off Shingumbili I, sent boats to shore.

7.55pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

Ships at anchor, HMS’ Rinaldo and Salamander.


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6 September 1916

Tirene Bay to Songa Songa I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.30am: HMS’ Talbot, Thistle, Trent, Manica and transport Barjora arrived.

8.52am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

9.45am: One sgt. and 103 ZAR’s and 25 porters arrived on board from Trent.

Major Brook CO of ZAR and Capt. Deakin arrived on board.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Anchored.

7.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Thistle in company.

7.45pm: Altered course to close HMS Rinaldo.

8.55 pm: Anchored. Gigs left ship to embark MARs from Thistle to land at Gingubra.


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7 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

7.20am. Weighed and proceeded full speed towards shore.

8.0am: HMS’ Vengeance and Trent arrived.

8.05am: Received signal from shore, closed Flag.

8.15am: Lowered boats - landing parties assembled alongside Mersey.

8.50am: Vengeance opened fire with 12".

9.0am: Cease fire, white flag hoisted in town Kilwa Kivinje. HMS Manica arrived.

9.15am: Closed shore to receive surrender.

9.30am: Aeroplane went up.

10.30am: Union Jack hoisted on Govt. Ho. Landing parties landed.

1.0pm: Both watches left to salve Thistle's cutter. HMS Rinaldo and Manica left.


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8 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje and Jewe.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

8.0am: Lat 8 44.5S, Long 39 25.5E.

2.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to Jewe Reef.

4.05pm: Made fast alongside collier Indiana under lee of Jewe reef.

Coaling, received 130 tons.

8.0pm: Lat 8 38S, Long 39 26E.


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9 September 1916

Jewe and Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

8.0am: Lat 8 38S, Long 39 26E.

8.0am: Cast off from collier and proceeded to Kilwa Kivinje.

8.45am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

9.15am: Anchored.

In am: Boats of fleet transporting troops from Himalaya.

In pm: Boats transporting troops from shore to Himalaya and FA nt.

4.15pm: St Egbert arrived.

5.0pm: St Egbert left.

5.45pm: HMS Talbot arrived.

8.0pm: Lat 8 44S, Long 39 25E.


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10 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.74, Long 39.42

5.30am: Motor boat left to attend on seaplane.

Noon: Whaler Prattler arrived.


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11 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded northward in company with Himalaya.

8.40am: Himalaya opened fire.

8.45am: Opened fire on Samanga Fungu look-out station.

8.55am: Ceasedfire and proceeded into Mohoro Bay.

9.20am: Altered course to southward.

12.50pm: Anchored.

2.40pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

4.05pm: HMS Manica arrived.

4.35pm: Whalers Salamander, Echo, Childers and Pickle arrived.

One signal rating discharged to Echo, one signal rating joined from same.


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12 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

7.55am: Armed motor boat and crew lent temporarily to HMS Himalaya.

8.0am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

9.0am: One signal rating lent to shore.

9.15am: Hands employed transhipping stores from Hyacinth for shore.

Boats employed landing troops

11.0am: Barjora arrived.

Noon: Manica left.

3.30pm: HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth, Talbot, Himalaya, FA Trent, and SS Barjora left.

6.25pm: Collier Indiana anchored.


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13 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

11.0am: Whaler Prattler and SS Indiana left.


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14 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

10.0am: Chief TI and one hand on shore rigging telephone.


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15 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

10.0am: Chief TI and one hand on shore rigging telephone.


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16 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

10.20am: HMWs Charon and Childers arrived, Childers alongside for water.

11.15am: Charon left.

12.55pm: Childers left.


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17 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

10.0am: Landed 3 pdr gun crew for Mpara.

4.0pm: One officer and seven men, 12 pdr gun crew, landed for Red Hill.

7.0pm: One WO, two POs and ten ratings joined for HMS Vengeance.


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18 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

7.40am: Gun crews from shore sent to HMS Vengeance. Lt Harrison, RNR, discharged to Vengeance.

8.15am: Shifted berth, anchored near Vengeance.

8.30am: Mersey and Severn’s Lewis gun crews arrived on board.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded inshore, anchored in 3.5 fms.

1.45pm: Whaler Fly arrived.

One LS, one AB and two OS rejoined from shore.

3.30pm: Flag commander arrived on board for passage.

4.20pm: Whaler Fly transporting troops to FA Trent.

4.45pm: Officer and eight ratings, 12 pdr gun crew, rejoined from shore.

One AB put under arrest, drunk and disorderly.

6.0pm: Trent left.


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19 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje, Sefo reef and Simba Uranga.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored off Sefo Reef, Manica arrived.

6.0pm: Severn arrived, Severn’s Lewis gun crews returned to their ship.

6.50pm: Motor boat and crew arrived from HMS Manica, lent for tomorrow’s ops.

7.25pm: Weighed and proceeded, Severn in company.

8.0pm: Lat 7 47S, Long 39 32E.

9.45pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga entrance.


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20 September 1916

Sefo Reef up Rufiji Delta and return.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

Noon position in log is clearly incorrect when plotted. Position above is that of Salale,which Mersey sailed past (heading up and down river) in the late morning.

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded towards Simba Uranga, Severn in company.

7.0am: Passed Newbridge. (A collier sunk in the channel as a block ship during ops against the Konigsberg)

7.55am: Passed Salale.

8.0am: Lat 7 51S, Long 39 19.5E.

8.10am: Anchored, NO away in boat sounding.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

9:10am: Passed wreck of Somali. (The Konigsberg’s supply ship.)

9.25am: Anchored. Armed motor boats with Flag Cdr and NO left to examine Konigsberg.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

10.45am: Joined HMS Severn and anchored .

12.10pm: Motor boats returned.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded down river, Severn in company.

5.0pm: Anchored.

5.30pm: One signal rating joined from HMS Manica for passage to Zanzibar.

6.30pm: One ships cook and two seedie boys joined from Severn for passage to Zanzibar.

8.0pm: Lat 7 49.5s, Long 39 34E.


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21 September 1916

Sefo Reef to Tirene and Niororo I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.40am: HMS Severn left.

6.30am: HMS Manica left.

8.0am: Lat 7 49S, Long 39 35E.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.20am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored off Shungu Mbili.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.05pm: Anchored off N end of Niororo I.

8.0pm: Lat 7 36.5S, Long 39 40.5E.

11.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, co N12E.


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22 September 1916

Niororo I. to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: Lat 7 34.5S, Long 39 24E.

Noon: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Ships in port: HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth, Himalaya, Thistle, Trent, whalers Salamander and Prattler, collier Tremorvah.

2.0pm: Motor boat returned from Himalaya.

In pm: Two seamen joined from Hyacinth, three stokers joined from Vengeance. One signalman and one cook’s mate left for Vengeance.

7.0pm: Whaler Styx arrived.

11.0pm: Whaler Salamander left.


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23 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: Court of Enquiry held on board. Court from Vengeance arrived.

1.20pm: HMW Styx left.

1.35pm: HMW Charon arrived.

2.10pm: Charon left.

3.45pm: One seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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24 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Collier Valentia arrived.

10.30am: SS Ingoma arrived.

1.10pm: Whalers Styx and Charon arrived.

5.0pm: One rating discharged to HMS Hyacinth.


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25 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Coaling from SS Tremorvah, received 160 tons.

11.30am: HMS Thistle left.

1.30pm: Hospital ship Gascon arrived.

3.50pm: Flag transferred from HMS Vengeance to HMS Hyacinth.

4.45pm: Hyacinth left.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 34.

5.20pm: One prisoner left ship for cell punishment to HMS Himalaya.

5.25pm: HMW Styx left.

6.10pm: HMW Charon left.


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26 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.20am: BI Aratoon Apcar arrived.

8.45am: HMS’ Manica and Salamander arrived, also collier Persia.

8.30pm: HMS’ Himalaya and Salamander left.


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27 September 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: Hospital ship Gascon left.

8.0am: Captain and Navigator left to attend Court of Enquiry on board HMS Manica.

3.15pm: HMS Vengeance left.

5.0pm: Two ratings discharged to RNB.


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28 September 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam outer anchorage.

3.30pm: Proceeded into inner harbour.

4.0pm: Anchored.

Ships in harbour: SS’ Khosron, Ingoma, Rajput, Trafford Hall, Khalifa. In outer harbour, HMS Challenger, Salamander, Prattler, HS Gascon.

4.30pm: Landed working party for NOC, night duty.


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29 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.0am: SS Rajput left.

4.20pm: SS Khalifa left.

5.20pm: HS Gascon entered harbour.

6.0pm: SS Valentia entered harbour.


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30 September 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Noon: HS Gascon left.

4.55pm: SS Ingoma left.

6.0pm: HMS Challenger arrived.


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Gratuitous Issues during September by orders of C.O., sugar 198 lbs 10.5oz; chocolate 62 lbs 11.5oz; lime juice135 lbs 14 oz; biscuits 8 lbs; oranges 4210; salmon 5 lbs


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(Mafia Island and patrolling off Rufiji Delta)


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Cover, Adm. 53/ 49179, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Aneroid Barometer - maker J.Hicks No.2072.

Thermometers for air temperature - on Fore Bridge in screen; maker C.F.Casella No.702; Negretta and Zambra No.809

Thermometer for Sea Temperature - No Mark


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1 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.6

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 49S, Lon 39 27E.

6.46pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Ships in harbour. HMS Thistle and Fly.


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2 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.10am: Trent with Flag arrived.

10.05am: Trent and Thistle left.

2.10pm: Fly left.


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3 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: Whaler Fly arrived.

8.30am: Native spies and dugouts arrived from Fly.

8.35am: Fly left.

5.20pm: Collier Tremorvah arrived.

5.25pm: Fly returned


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4 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Coaling, received 65 tons.

2.20pm: Collier left.


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5 October 1916

Tirene Bay to Kwale I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.5

6.30am: Major Brook boarded for passage.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.50pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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6 October 1916

Kwale I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

6.30am: One NCO and 12 Askaris arrived on board.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 29S, Long 39 22E.

1.38pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Major Brook, one NCO and 12 Askaris disembarked.

4.30pm: Fly left.


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7 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.30am: Whaler Echo arrived.

10.30am: One seaman rating left ship for Echo.

10.45am: Echo left.


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8 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.30am: FA Trent arrived.

10.10am: Trent left.


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9 October 1916

Tirene Bay to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: HMS ca arrived.

3.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.22pm: Anchored off Koma I.

8.0pm: Lat 7 35S, Long 39 23E.


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10 October 1916

Rufji Delta to Sefo reef and at Bueni (Mafia Island).

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.25am. Anchored off Sefo Reef.

9.55am: Manica and Echo arrived.

10.0am: Rinaldo communicated and proceeded.

10.15am: Four marines with 2 lewis guns and 1 maxim left for Manica for passage south.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.50pm: Anchored


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11 October 1916

Bueni to Korongwe (Mafia Island).

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (estimated)

9.30am. Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored.


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12 October 1916

Korongwe to Tirene Bay

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71 (estimated)

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.48pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

At anchor: HMS Manica and HMS Duplex.

3.50pm: Manica left.

4.05pm: Duplex left.


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13 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.30am: HMW Echo arrived.

10.30am: Collier Tremorvah arrived.

Coaling, received 85 tons.

3.50pm: Tremorvah left.


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14 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: FA Trent arrived. Lt/Cdr Barton RNR and two ratings joined from Trent.

10.0am: Trent and Echo left.


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15 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: HMS Manica passed, southbound.

8.50am: SS Barjora arrived.

4.0pm: Barjora left.


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16 October 1916

Tirene Bay to Kwale I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 45S, Long 39 33E.

8.30am: Closed HMS Manica and Echo, communicated with Echo.

9.30am: One CPO left for Manica.

12.45pm: Anchored off Kwale I.

8.0pm: Lat 7 25S, Long 39 22E.


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17 October 1916

Kwale Island to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.5

5.30am. Seven native prisoners came on board from Kwale I.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 17.5S, Long 39 32E.

1.45pm: SS Professor sighted leaving harbour.

2.15pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

In harbour: HMS’ Challenger, Pickle and Prattler. SS’ Windsor Hall, Castor, Ingoma, Trafford Hall, St Egbert and Field Marshall.


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18 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.50am: Landed prisoners.

5.0pm: Three ratings left ship for HMS Challenger for hospital.


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19 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Kwale I. and Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.6

6.15am: Fly arrived.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 47S, Long 39 21E.

3.50pm: Anchored off Kwale I.

4.0pm: Two ratings joined from Echo.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.43pm: Anchored.

8.0pm. Lat 7 35S, Long 39 28E.


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20 October 1916

Rufiji Delta to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded. HMS Hyacinth passed, northbound.

8.0am: Lat 7 42S, Long 39 35E.

10.10am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

11.0am: Whaler Echo alongside for water.


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21 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Saturday routine.


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22 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.10am: HMW Echo left.

1.45pm: Echo returned.

2.15pm: Echo left.


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23 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

1.45pm: HMS Manica arrived.

Crew engaged on training, exercises and the usual round of cleaning, painting and refitting.


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24 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Lost overboard by accident,one paint brush.

10.40am: Whaler Echo arrived.

11.30am: Echo left.

3.10pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.20pm: Warrant No 35 read. One prisoner left ship for Challenger for cell punishment


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25 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.35am: HMS Challenger left.

5.50am: Seaplane went up.

5.55am: HMS Manica left.

9.40am: HMW Echo arrived.

11.05am: Echo left.


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26 October 1916

Tirene Bay to Kwale I. and return.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 45S, Long 39 33E.

8.15am: Passed HMS Manica at anchor.

Noon: Anchored off Kwale I., communicated with HMW Fly and shore.

12.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Passed Manica at anchor.

6.15pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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27 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: Collier SS Persia arrived.

Coaling, received 145 tons.


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28 October 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

10.15am: HMS Manica arrived.

12.07pm: Whaler Fly arrived.

3.40pm: Fly left.

5.0pm: SS Khalifa left.


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29 October 1916

Tirene Bay to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.50am: Collier Persia left.

7.50am: FA Trent arrived.

8.30am: Two ratings joined from Trent, with first motor boat returned from Zanzibar.

10.0am: Trent left.

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.32pm: Anchored off Sefo Rf. Styx arrived.

8.0pm: Lat 7 43S, Long 39 28E.

8.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25pm: Anchored.


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30 October 1916

Rufiji Delta to Kwale I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

8.0am: Lat 7 42S, Long 39 29.5E.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.15pm: Anchored off Kwale I. HMW Styx at anchor.

Supplied Kwale I. garrison with provisons and water.

4.30pm: Styx left.

8.0pm: Lat 7 25S, Long 39 22.5E.


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31 October 1916

Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4 (estimated)

6.30am: Seaplane arrived, made fast astern.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded, seaplane making reconnaissance.

7.10am: General quarters.

8.0am: Lat 7 27s, Long 39 21.5E.

8.0am: Seaplane down, communicated and returned to HMS Manica. Weather too hazy for seaplane to spot. Proceeded.

8.40am: Anchored off Kwale I.

4.30pm: Seaplane making reconnaissance.

5.0pm: Seaplane returned to Manica.

5.50pm: Manica and Styx left.


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Gratuitous Issues during October, sugar 185 lbs, lime juice 139 lbs, choc. 45 lbs, oranges 4471 (No), biscuit 7 lbs, milk 1lb, rabbit 4 lbs.

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(In action at Kwale Island, variously in the Mafia Island area, then further action at Kwale Island)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49180, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid Maker - J. Hicks; No.2072

Thermometers for air temperature on Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C.F. Casella No. 702; Maker Negretta and Zambra No. 809

Thermometer for Sea Temperature - No Mark


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1 November 1916

Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4 (estimated)

8.05am: Opened fire with after 6" gun, fired 10 Lyddite and 2 shrapnel at range of 7,000 yds at German camp on mainland.

8.30am: Cease fire.

9.0am: Styx arrived.

9.30am: Landing party with three machine guns left ship under Lt Chapman RN for mainland.

5.45pm: Landing party returned.

7.50pm: One seedie boy put under arrest.


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2 November 1916

Kwale I. to Sefo Reef.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

10.30am: 16 native prisoners brought on board for passage to Mafia.

11.25am: HMW Styx arrived.

11.35am: Weighed and proceeded south.

12.10pm: Closed HMS Manica, stopped and communicated.

4.40pm: Anchored off Sefo Rf.

Received by wireless: OS Griffith Batin, J52871 age 25, nationality Welsh, died of dysentery at Kilwa Kivinje whilst on duty with gun’s crew.


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3 November 1916

Sefo to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

2.30pm: Sent 16 native prisoners on shore.


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4 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

9.20am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

9.30am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board.

Received mail, provisions and stores from Hyacinth.


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5 November 1916

Tirene Bay to Kwale I.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

5.15am: HMS Hyacinth left.

9.45am: Native prisoners arrived on board for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.45pm: Anchored off Kwale I.


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6 November 1916

Kwale I. to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.5

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded thro’ Kwale Ch.

2.35pm: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam harbour.

Ships in harbour: HMS Severn, SS’ St Egbert, Ingoma, Windsor Hall, Tuna, Field Marshall and cable SS Sherard Osborn.


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7 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.30am: 16 German native prisoners discharged to shore.

1.30pm: Whaler Childers arrived.

3.0pm: Two privates, military wireless section, joined for passage to Mafia.


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8 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Kwale I.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

4.55pm: Anchored off Kwale I. Landed supplies for garrison.


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9 November 1916

Kwale I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

8.0am: One Askari arrived on board for hospital.

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded slow due to temporary engine room defect.

9.15am: Slowed to communicate with HMS Manica.

2.50pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

3.0pm: Discharged to Mil. ? ratings and one Askari.


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10 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.20am: HMW Styx left.

Drill and training classes.


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11 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Saturday routine.


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12 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Sunday routine.


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13 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71


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14 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

10.55am: Collier Glendene arrived.

11.0am: One lieutenant RNVR and one PO2 joined.

Coaling, received 170 tons.

12.30pm: SS Cupid arrived.

3.30pm: HMS Manica arrived.


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15 November 1916

Tirene Bay to Kirongwe Bay (both Mafia I.).

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.45am: Embarked one officer and 20 Askaris from Cupid.

7.0am: Cupid left.

10.0am: Two officers and 20 Askaris left for HMS Manica for pasage to Kwale.

11.40am: Manica left.

12.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: Anchored.


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16 November 1916

Kirongwe Bay to Niororo I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

9.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55am: Anchored off Niororo I.

2.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

3.30pm: One rating joined from Challenger.

5.30pm: Challenger left.


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17 November 1916

Niororo I. to Kwale I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 35.5S, Long 39 33E.

10.10am: Stopped, communicated with HMS Manica.

11.35am: Anchored off Kwale I.

1.35pm: HMW Styx left.

Supplied Kwale I. with fresh water and provisions.

5.0pm: Manica left.


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18 November 1916

Kwale I. To Niororo I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

9.0am: HMS Manica arrived.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

At anchor: Manica and Cupid.


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19 November 1916

Niororo I. to Kisingani.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

5.0am: HMS Manica and SS Cupid left.

6.40am: HMWs Salamander and Prattler arrived.

Received 100 rounds of 12pdr ammunition from Salamander for Kilwa Kivinje.

8.0am: Salamander and Prattler left.

11.12am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.05pm: Anchored, Kisingani anchorage.


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20 November 1916

Kisingani to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.4

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.35pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.


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21 November 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.455

27 boxes of 12 pdr ammunition sent on shore.


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22 November 1916

Kilwa Kivinje to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 30.5S, Long 39 24E.

4.07pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

5.0pm: HMW Prattler left.

5.45pm: HMW Childers arrived with provisions and stores.


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23 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.0am: HMW Childers left.


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24 November 1916

Tirene Bay to Kwale I. and Hatambura anchorage.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

7.35am: HMW Childers arrived.

8.0am: Childers left.

8.40am: HMW Prattler arrived and alongside for water.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.22pm: Cleared for action.

2.0pm: Salamander closed.

2.19pm: Opened fire on Kissidyu Village at maximum range, village being burnt by enemy who attacked post with strong force, causing garrison to retire to Kwale I.

2.30pm: Opened fire with all guns port side.

3.14pm: Ceased fire

3.20pm: Anchored 1 mile off Kwale I.

4.15pm: Seaplane sighted making reconnaissance.

4.40pm: Seaplane down, made fast astern.

5.0pm: Seaplane went up to spot on enemy camp.

5.30pm: Opened fire at 9,000 yds with after 6".

5.55pm: Cease fire. Sea plane returned to HMS Manica.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Anchored close to Manica off Hatambura I.

8.0pm: Lat 7 28S, Long 39 23.5E.


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25 November 1916

Hatambura to Kwale I. and return.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

5.40am: Seaplane went up. Lt Smith joined from HMS Manica.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.30am: Seaplane up making reconnaissance.

9.0am: Anchored off Kwale I.

One Pte RE came on board for medical treatment from Kwale I.

Noon: HMW Salamander left.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: Made fast alongside Manica to coal, received 20 tons.

4.45pm: Cast off and proceeded.

7.45pm: Anchored off N. Fanjove I.


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26 November 1916

N. Fanjove I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

7.0am: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored, shifted anchorage close to her.

9.50am: Challenger left.

9.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.35am: Anchored off Kwale I. Dispatched boat to shore.

Two Askaris and one political prisoner came aboard for passage to Mafia I.

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Passed HMS Manica at anchor off the delta.

7.10pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay. Two Askaris left for shore.


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27 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.30am: HMW Prattler arrived.

8.0am: HMS Manica arrived.

12.30pm: Discharged one political prisoner (native) to Mafia under escort.

4.40pm: Manica left.


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28 November 1916

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.30am: HMW Prattler left.

5.30pm: Whaler Salamander arrived.


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29 November 1916

Tirene Bay to Niororo and at sea

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

4.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 37s, Long 39 40E.

8.15am: Anchored off Niororo I., HMS Severn at anchor.

1.30pm: Severn left.

2.40pm: HMW Charon arrived and proceeded to Tirene Bay.

7.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: Lat 7 30.5S, Long 39 41E.


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30 November 1916

At sea and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

8.0am: Lat 6 35.5S, Long 39 25.5E.

2.50pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

In harbour: SS’ Glendine, Windsor Hall, whalers Echo and Childers.

4.0pm: Received one barrel of rum.


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Gratuitous Issues during November, by order of CO: sugar 225 lbs 5 oz, lime juice 135 lbs 3 oz, chocolate 79 lbs 2 oz, oranges No. 3327.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Zanzibar and in Dar-es-salaam with boiler trouble)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49181, signed by Lt (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J. Hicks. No. 2072

Thermometers for air temperatures: on Fore Bridge in screen; Maker C. F. Casella No. 702; Negretti and Zambra No. 809

Thermometer for Sea temperatures: No mark


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1 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.0am: SS Montrose arrived.

11.0am: SS Huntscliff arrived.

Landed six men for dental treatment.

Coaling from lighter, received 20 tons.

12.20pm: HMW Styx left.

3.40pm: SS Cupid arrived.

4.45pm: SS Windsor Hall left.

5.0pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.


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2 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.45am: HMW Childers left.

5.45am: HMS Himalaya and Echo left.

8.0am: One native baker joined ship.

Hands getting up cable, discharging condemned stores and empties (for Simonstown), scraping and painting.

4.0pm: Five ratings discharged to hospital.

4.35pm: SS Huntscliff left.


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3 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.0pm: Lent one CPO to Zanzibar wireless station.

2.05pm: SS Pemba and whaler Charon arrived.

5.0pm: SS Montrose left.


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4 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.10am: HMW Charon left.

6.05am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

10.0am: HMWs Fly and Pickle arrived. HMS Himalaya left.

3.50pm: One rating joined from hospital.

4.45pm: Cable SS Sherard Osborn arrived.

7.0pm: Collier Burnholme (possibly Rowland and Marwood’s Burnholm(e), 1904, sold in 1923, renamed Medmenham), arrived.


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5 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: MMSS Caledonian arrived.

11.17am: HMS Himalaya arrived, HMW Styx left.

3.30pm: Made fast alongside collier Glendene.

4.0pm: MM Caledonian left.


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6 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Coaling, received 170 tons.

8.15am: SS Knowsley Hall passed thro’ harbour.

9.0am: Discharged native interpreter to shore.

1.0pm: SS Bechuana arrived.

3.50pm: One rating left ship for hospital.


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7 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Noon: SS Cressington Court (Court Line, 1908, 4,396 tons, scrapped 1935) arrived.

4.0pm: HMS Talbot arrived.

5.45pm: One stoker joined from Talbot.

9.0pm: One rating left ship for hospital.


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8 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: Two seedie boys joined from shore.

1.0pm: Two ratings joined from hospital, one rating joined from shore for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

2.0pm: SS Cupid arrived.

6.0pm: Two ratings joined from shore.

6.45pm: HMS Talbot left.

9.30pm: One military officer and one commander RN, with servants, joined for pasage to Dar-es-salaam.


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9 December 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.45am: One military officer joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 26.5S, Long 39 13E.

Noon: Anchored.

1.0pm: HMHS Vita arrived.

3.25pm: SS Jeddah left.

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded into harbour.

4.06pm: Anchored.

5.0pm: SS Montrose arrived.

Ships in outer harbour: HMAT Seang Bee (A48), SS’ Kwanna (?), Montrose, Tuna, HS Vita, whaler Styx.

Ships in inner harbour: Whaler Charon, SS Hilwada, HS Devanha, SS’ Sikh, Rajput, Pemba.

One rating with stores left for SS Field Marshall.


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10 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

3.40pm: HS Devanha left.

5.10pm: SS Seang Bee arrived.


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11 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.20am: Taking in RNAS stores from lighter, including 20 cases of bombs.

10.55am. SS Berwick Castle arrived.

11.05am: HMW Styx arrived.

Flight S/Lt Smethurst and four RNAS ratings joined for passage.

2.0pm: HMW Charon left.

4.30pm: HS Vita arrived.


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12 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.20pm: SS Montrose left.

5.30pm: HS Vita sailed.

Flight Lt Dunn and two RNAS ratings joined for passage.

8.0pm: Flag Commander joined for passage to Kilwa.

9.0pm: One RNAS rating left ship for hospital.


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13 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam, at sea and return.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

5.45am: One officer and two servants for Kwale arrived. Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 50S, Long 39 27E.

10.0am: Stopped engines owing to leaky tubes in one boiler. HMW Charon closed, HMS Severn sighted.

10.20am: Transferred Flag Commander, Flt Lt Dunn, one officer, two askaris and two native servants to Charon, Charon proceeded.

11.05am: Lowered all boats and transferred Flt Lt Smethurst and all RNAS stores and ratings to Severn. Lt Heanley RNR left in lieu of Lt/Cdr Barton RNR.

12.10pm: Proceeded with one boiler and wirelessed for tug.

5.20pm: Taken in tow of SIR DAVID HUNTER.

6.40pm: Slipped tug.

6.55pm: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam outer anchorage.


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14 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: Shifted anchorage assisted by tug.


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15 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.10am: HMW Styx left.

11.0am: Two RNR Lieutenants joined temporarily.

12.45pm: Styx returned.

7.0pm: HMW Charon arrived. One RNR midshipman joined temporarily.


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16 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: SS Seang Bee left.

7.45am: SS Field Marshall left in tow.

9.20am: Eng. Cdr and boiler maker from HMS Challenger came on board for boiler inspection.

10.0am: Two RNR lieutenants left for Challenger. 15 ratings joined from Challenger for service on shore.

Supplied tug Golden Crown with fresh provisions.

11.0am: SS Trafford Hall arrived.

1.48pm: HMW Styx arrived.

5.45pm: HMW Charon left.


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17 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.45am: SS Nile left.

10.57am: HMWs Prattler and Salamander arrived.

1.0pm: HMW Styx left.

3.40pm: SS Havildar left.

5.0pm: SS GLENCLUNY left.


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18 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.30am: HS Oxfordshire (the first of three Bibby Line ships of this name, 1912, 8.648 tons, hospital and troop ship in both world wars and Korea, sold in 1953, renamed Safina-el-arab), arrived.

12.45pm: HMW Salamander left.


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19 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.0am: HS Oxfordshire left. Transport Mendi arrived.

2.0pm: Cupid arrived.

3.0pm: HMW Prattler left.

4.45pm: Prattler returned.

5.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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20 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.0am: One PO2 left for HMW Prattler, one PO2 joined from same.

12.30pm: Prattler left.


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21 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.30am. SS Pemba arrived.

10.30am: SS Cupid left.

11.50am: SS Mendi left.

1.0pm: River transport party, one midshipman and five ratings, left ship.

5.0pm: Whaler Prattler arrived.


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22 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.0am: One RNR Eng. S/Lt joined for river transport.

12.30pm: HMW Prattler left.

4.55pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.0pm: One Lt RNR, one WO and one rating joined for river transport.


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23 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.0pm: SS Malakuta arrived.

4.15pm: Read warrant No 36.

5.45pm: SS Cupid arrived.

5.55pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

6.30pm: Four ratings joined from Prattler (temp).


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24 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: HMW Salamander left.

9.30am: SS Cupid left.

2.0pm: Lt/Cdr Barton RNR and party of hands left ship to proceed up country.


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25 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.30am: HS Guildford Castle arrived. HMW Salamander left.

12.15pm: SS Tuna arrived.

12.30pm: HMW Prattler left.


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26 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.45am: SS Pemba left.

In am: Armourers stripping HMW Salamander’s 12pdr.

12.40pm: Salamander left.

2.0pm: Salamander returned.

4.15pm: HMT CLAN MACPHEE left.

4.40pm: SS Cressington Court left.

6.05pm: SS Ferndene arrived.

6.30pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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27 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.45am: Discharged ERA to HMW Prattler for passage.

7.10am: Prattler left.

11.15am: HS Ebani arrived.


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28 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.30am: SS Knowsley Hall (the second of two Ellerman-Hall Line ships of this name, 1903, 4,190 tons, sold in 1928, renamed Wanda) left.

12.45pm: HS Ebani left.

2.0pm: HMW Salamander left.

2.10pm: SS Cupid arrived.

3.30pm: Weighed and made fast alongside Ferndene.


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29 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.45am: Coaling, took in 145 tons.

8.25am: HMW Salamander arrived.

10am: Two officers landed to conduct naval court, one marine sergeant and two marines as escort.

10.15am: Cupid left.

12.30pm: Military stores for Mafia taken on board. Two officers left ship for river flotilla.

5.30pm: SS Mafia arrived.

6.45pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

9.0pm: Lt Adanson RNR discharged to shore for river flotilla.


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30 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.35am: Cast off and left harbour.

8.15am: Came to in outer anchorage. Navigator and Paymaster left to attend Naval Court.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded on trial.

10.35am: Came to in outer anchorage. Boiler tubes again leaking.

12.30pm: Returned to inner harbour.

3.0pm: Collier Ferndene left.


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31 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: HMW Prattler and SS Malakuta left.

4.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived, one ERA joined ship.


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Gratuitous Issues: sugar 176 lbs, chocolate 23 lbs, lime juice 183 lbs, oranges 3461 No., pineapples 300 No., bananas 600 No., mangoes 300, spirit 12 pts.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS MERSEY 1917

JP map Mersey 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917

(Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar and supporting actions in the Rufiji delta)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49182, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks. No 2072.

Thermometer for Sea Temperature - No Mark.

Thermometers for air temperatures: on Fore Bridge in screen; maker CF Casella No 702; Negretti and Zambra No 809.


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1 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.45am: HMS Challenger arrived.

1.0pm: Salamander left. Boilermaker from Challenger arrived to inspect boilers.

4.0pm: SS Tuna left.


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2 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.20am: SS Pemba arrived.

5.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

Eng. Cdr Gay and one boilermaker joined temporarily.

Lt Heanley RNR rejoined from HMS Severn.

Discharged stores and provisions for Mafia to Salamander.


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3 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.20am: SS Clan MacPhee left.

6.35am: HMW Prattler arrived.

7.0am: HMW Salamander left.

11.0am: HMS Challenger left.

12.20pm: HS Devanha arrived.


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4 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam, at sea and return.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

1.0pm: Anchored.


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5 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.15am: HS Devanha left.

10.45am: SS Pemba left.

3.20pm: Transport Clan Graham (the second of four Clan Line ships of this name, 1907, 5,213 tons, scrapped in 1921 after a collision and fire) arrived.

5.0pm: SS Khalifa and whaler Salamander arrived.

One stoker rating and one WT rating joined for passage to Zanzibar.


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6 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

7.40am: Five ratings left with first motor boat to join Manica.

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.50pm: Taken in tow by tug Sir David Hunter.

2.40pm: Slipped tug.

3.45pm: Made fast alongside FA Trent in Zanzibar harbour.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Princess, Trent, Severn, Pickle and Salamander.

4.30pm: Discharged one stoker and one WT rating to hospital.


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7 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.15am: HMW Pickle left.

5.0pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.

7.30pm: HMS Princess left.


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8 January 1917

Log page incorrectly dated 1916.

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: HMS Manica arrived.

10.45am: HMW Salamander arrived.

10.50am: SS Cupid left.

1.30pm: Whaler Fly left.

6.20pm: Whaler Pickle arrived.


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9 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.0am: Italian SS Porto-di-Savona arrived.

First motor boat’s crew and one pte RMLI rejoined from Manica.

5.45pm: Collier Cressington Court left.


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10 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30pm: SS Khalifa arrived.

2.0pm: One pte RMLI discharged to hospital.

SS Aratoon Apcar arrived.

5.40pm: SS Mafia arrived.

8.40pm: HMS Himalaya left.


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11 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.10am: Cast off from FA Trent and moved to anchorage, assisted by motor boats and launch.

6.15am: First motor boat’s crew left for HMS Manica.

6.30am: Trent left with HMS Severn in tow.

7.05am: SS Pemba left.

7.30am: Manica and HMW Prattler left.

10.0am: Tug Sir David Hunter arrived.

1.07pm: Italian cruiser CALABRIA arrived.

1.15pm: OOG boarded same.

3.50pm: SS Mafia left.

7.50pm: Manica returned.


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12 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.45am: SS’ Cressington Court and Pemba arrived.

7.05am: HMS Challenger arrived.

10.0am: Captain of Italian cruiser boarded.

10.15am: HMS Manica left.

1.15pm: SS Berwick Castle arrived.

3.40pm: SS Cupid arrived.

4.45pm: SS Cupid left.

8.30pm: OOG left ship and boarded steamer anchored off Chumbe, IWT yacht Ivy.


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13 January 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.10am: SS Pemba left.

7.55am: HMW Salamander left.

8.0am: WO yacht Ivy arrived.

9.45am: Collier POLVENA arrived.

10.50am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

4.30pm: SS Aratoon Apcar left.

4.55pm: SS Porto-di-Savona left.

6.0pm: One rating left for HMS Challenger.


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14 January 1917

Zanzibar, at sea and return.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Whaler Prattler left.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.30am: Returned to harbour.

11.45am: Made fast alongside collier Cressington Court.

Took in 80 tons of coal.

12.30pm: SS Montrose arrived.

2.40pm: SS Dilwara arrived.

5.0pm: HMS Challenger left.


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15 January 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

3.0am: HMW Styx arrived.

6.35am. Cast off from collier, hoisted boats and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 16.5S, Long 39 10E.

9.0am: Passed tug Sir David Hunter with lighter in tow, steering for Zanzibar.

2.10pm: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam harbour.

Received stores from HMS Challenger and fresh beef from SS Professor.


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16 January 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Kwale I.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.6

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 49S, Long 39 25.5E.

10.30am: Transport Huntscliff passed southbound.

4.23pm: Anchored off Kwale I.

4.35pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

5.15pm: Four prisoners and 14 askaris boarded, then left for Kwale I.


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17 January 1917

Kwale I. to Koma I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

5.30am: HMS Thistle left.

8.10am: SS Barjora arrived to land stores.

10.10am: Barjora left.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.0pm: Made fast alongside HMS Manica, receiving ammunition.

2.30pm: HMW Childers left.

3.10pm: Proceeded.

6.30pm: Communicated with HMW Pickle.

7.10pm: Anchored off Koma I.


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18 January 1917

Off Koma I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.10am: Weighed and swung ship for compass deviation.

8.30am: Proceeded to Tirene Bay.

10.18am: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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19 January 1917

Tirene Bay to Sefo.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.45am: Whaler Fly arrived.

6.30pm: Three natives arrived on board.

8.12pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.52pm: Anchored off Rufiji Delta (Kiomboni entrance).


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20 January 1917

Rufiji Delta to Kwale I. and return.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.4

5.30am. Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 33.75S, Long 39 22.5E.

9.40am: Anchored off Kwale I.

11.0am: Four natives arrived on board. HMS’ Manica and Pickle arrived.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded South.

7.15pm: Anchored


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21 January 1917

Rufiji Delta to Simaya I.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.4 (estimated)

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 7 55S, Long 39 30E.

1.05pm: Anchored off Simaya I.

At anchor: HMS’ Challenger and Pickle.

2.20pm: Pickle left.

4.30pm: Pickle returned, then left for Dar-es-salaam.

4.40pm: Challenger left.


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22 January 1917

Simaya I. to Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35am: Anchored.

In am: Boats with surveying party surveying river and rigging up tide pole.

In pm: Surveying party sounding river.


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23 January 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

3.30am: Veered cable in heavy squall.

Surveying party away all day.

In pm: Supplied beef to HMW Pickle.


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24 January 1917

Mohoro Bay to Mafia I.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

8.15am: Lt/Cdr (N), Lt RNR, five seamen and two native pilots discharged to HMW Pickle (surveying party).

1.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.29pm: Anchored.


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25 January 1917

Mafia I.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.35am: Secured alongside collier Polvena, took in 140 tons.

4.38pm: Whaler Fly arrived.


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26 January 1917

Mafia I. to Kwale I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4

6.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.58am: Lt/Cdr (N) came on board from whaler.

8.0am: Lat 7 48S, Long 39 35.5E.

1.0pm: Made fast alongside HMS Challenger off Kwale I. Embarking military stores.

1.40pm: HMW Charon alongside, embarking troops.

2.20pm: Proceeded to anchorage off Kissidyu.

2.30pm: Challenger left.

3.10pm: Anchored, HMW Styx closed. HMS Manica’s boats alongside with stores from shore.

All boats embarking troops and stores from Kissidyu.

7.30pm: Completed evacuation of Kissidyu.

9.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.35pm: Anchored 2 miles south of Koma I.


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27 January 1917

Koma I. to Nymesati and Sefo Reef.

Lat -7.73, Long 39.31

Position used above is that of the Kikunja mouth of the Rufiji delta.

1.0am: HMS’ Manica and Styx anchored close.

6.20am: Weighed, made fast to Manica, embarked 150 porters. HMWs Charon and Styx embarking Arab rifles.

6.45am: Proceeded to Kikunya Entrance with Charon and Styx astern.

10.30am: Anchored up river off Nymesati. All boats disembarked troops and stores from Mersey and whalers.

1.0pm: Completed disembarkation.

1.25pm: Weighed and proceeded with Styx in company out of river.

3.25pm: Passed over bar.

3.45pm: Stopped, transferred captain of Manica to Styx, parted company.

4.0pm: HMS Challenger sighted to NE.

6.50pm: Anchored on south side of Sefo Rf. Styx anchored.


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28 January 1917

Sefo Reef to Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

5.45am: HMW Styx left.

9.40am: Styx returned with boats, received boats from same.

10.05am: Proceeded with boats in tow.

3.05pm: Stopped to bale out boats.

3.45pm: Heavy squall, one boat destroyed.

5.30pm: Communicated with HMW Pickle.

6.43pm: Anchored, Mohoro Bay anchorage.

At anchor: SS Mafia, whaler Echo.


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29 January 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

6.30am: Surveying party left ship.

6.45am: Lt/Cdr (N) went on board HMW Echo and proceeded up river, steam pinnace and five loaded boats following astern.

Discharged two WT ratings to Echo and shifted anchorage.

Styx anchored near outer bar buoy.

6.30pm: Echo came down river and anchored close.


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30 January 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

6.40am: Styx left.

Two wireless ratings rejoined from Echo.

6.50am: Echo left.

7.30am: Transport Mafia arrived and proceeded up river with Lt/Cdr (N) I/C.

Steam pinnace and motor boats employed towing boats loaded from Mafia up river.


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31 January 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

2.35pm: HMW Charon arrived.

3.50pm: Charon left.

6.22pm: Charon returned..


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Gratuitous Issues during January: spirits 1 5/8th pints, sugar 222 lbs, coffee 19 lbs, chocolate 65 lbs, lime juice 147 lbs, oranges 850, pineapples 440, mangoes 600.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(Supporting surveying parties, Rufiji delta)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49183, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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4caf885ecadfd341970200c7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM_53-49183/ADM 53-49183-003_0.jpg)

Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks. No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on Fore Bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702; Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature - No Mark.


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1 February 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

5.45am: HMW Charon left.

9.30am: Steam pinnace and motor boats transporting stores from SS Mafia up river to Ndundi.

1.30pm: Charon returned with eight dhows in tow.

4.0pm: Pinnace and first motor boat returned to tow dhows upstream.


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2 February 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

6.0am: HMWs Charon and Styx left, communicated with HMW Childers.

Pinnace and motor boats in river transporting stores.


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3 February 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

Pinnace and motor boats in river transporting stores from SS Mafia to Ndundi.

1.20pm: HMW Echo alongside, HMW Charon moved to outer anchorage.


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4 February 1917

Mohoro Bay.

Lat -8.32, Long 39.28

5.20am: HMW Charon left.

Pinnace and motor boats in river transporting stores from SS Mafia to Ndundi.

4.15pm: SS Mafia left river and proceeded.


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5 February 1917

Mohoro Bay to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.94, Long 39.58

Log position (probably only the longitude) is clearly in error. Position above is that of Ras Kisimani, which was rounded at 12.10pm.

Steam pinnace, third motor boat and crews under Lt Heanley RNR, temporarily discharged to HMW Echo for continuation of work in river.

6.10am. Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 18S, Long 39 27.5E.

1.22pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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6 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

One native left ship for shore.


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7 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: HMS Talbot arrived.

10.0am: Whaler Styx arrived.

2.0pm: One leading telegraphist discharged to Talbot, one ditto received from same.

3.0pm: Cdr Wilson left in Talbot for Dar-es-salaam.

4.15pm: Talbot left.

4.25pm: Whaler Childers arrived.


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8 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.0am: HMW Childers left.

9.45am: Collier Polvena arrived. Received provisions from same.


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9 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

In am: Coaling from Polvena, received 135 tons.

8.0am: HMS Talbot arrived.

8.30am: Whaler Childers arrived.

9.15am: Childers left. One interpreter joined ship.

4.10pm: Talbot left.

5.10pm: HMW Echo left.


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10 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

10.25am: HMW Echo arrived.

4.10pm: SS Polvena left.

4.15pm: HMW Styx arrived with pinnace and motor boat in tow.

5.15pm: Styx left.


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11 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

2.35pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

5.30pm: Pickle left.


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12 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.05am: Lt/Cdr (N) left in Echo for Mohoro Bay to pilot SS Mafia up the river.

In am: Working party beached steam pinnace for repairs.

2.35pm: Steam pinnace floated.


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13 February 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded with steam pinnace in tow.

4.35pm: Anchored.

5.15pm: Echo arrived and anchored.


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14 February 1917

Mafia I. to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

Position is for Simba-Uranga at 12.40pm.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.35am: Anchored. Provisions supplied to HMWs Salamander, Prattler and Pickle.

9.0am: Working party preparing Bajune (probably a small river steamer) for surveying Rufiji River.

9.50am: One officer and 15 Askaris boarded.

Noon: HMWs Prattler, Pickle and Echo sailed.

12.30pm: Bajune cast off to anchor.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded into Simba Uranga.

2.05pm: Anchored.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded out of river.

7.45pm: Anchored.


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15 February 1917

Salale, Rufji Delta.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

9.15am: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.20am: HMW Prattler arrived.

Hands employed painting and fitting mark buoys.

10.40am: HMS Talbot arrived. Bajune proceeded alongside Talbot.

Noon: HMWs Echo and Pickle left.

3.20pm: Salamander left.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.05pm: Anchored, Simba Uranga.

6.10pm: Prattler left river and anchored.

7.10pm: Echo left river and anchored.


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16 February 1917

Salale, Rufji Delta.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded up river, followed by Echo, Prattler and Bajune.

8.45am: Anchored off Salale.

Hands employed sounding, painting buoys and fitting out Bajune.


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17 February 1917

Salale to Simba Uranga Bar.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

7.45am: HMWs Echo and Prattler left.

11.15am: Bajune proceeded up river with Lt/Cdr (N) and surveying party.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded down Simba Uranga estuary.

3.05pm. Anchored off Simba Uranga.

4.12pm: HMS Talbot left.


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18 February 1917

Simba Uranga to Niororo I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.0am: Hands preparing for coaling and preparing to take in tow.

8.31am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30am: Styx took station astern.

10.05am: Closed collier Polvena, aground north of Shungu pass.

11.10am: Collier proceeded to Niororo after clearing reef.

12.30pm: Collier anchored off Niororo I. Made fast alongside. Coaling.

1.30pm: HMWs Echo and Prattler made fast alongside collier. Two stokers joined from Echo.

5.0pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

5.25pm: Finished coaling, 80 tons received.


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19 February 1917

Niororo I. to Salale.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

Position at Niororo Island at 10.10am.

6.30am: HMW Salamander arrived with lighter.

7.40am: HMS Talbot arrived.

8.05am: HMS Thistle arrived.

One military officer joined for service with surveying party.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored off Salale.


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20 February 1917

Salale.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

12.10pm: HMW Salamander arrived with lighter.

3.0pm: Bajune arrived.


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21 February 1917

Salale to Batya.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

10.45am: HMW Echo arrived.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded up river.

4.30pm: Anchored off Bamba (?).

5.35pm: Dropped Starboard anchor under foot.


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22 February 1917

Batya,Rufiji river.

Lat -7.916, Long 39.275

Position is approximate.

Surveying party working in river.

Three ratings discharged for passage to hospital. Dispatched three bags of mails.


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23 February 1917

Batya,Rufiji river.

Lat -7.916, Long 39.275

Position is approximate.

6.20am: Bajune proceeded up river with motor boats in tow and surveying party.


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24 February 1917

Batya (Bumba) to Beta, Rufiji river.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.25

No places with the names ‘Beta’ or ‘Sumnia’ could be located. The position used here is approximate and is about half-way between Batya and Msomene (reached on 1March).

5.55am: Steam pinnace to HMW Echo for stores.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

8.40am: Anchored off Sumnia Village.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded up river, Bajune following astern.

10.40am: Bajune grounded.

11.40am: Came to with both anchors off Beta.

1.0pm: 1st and 2nd gigs away with crews and stern anchor and cable to assist in hauling off Bajune.

3.0pm: Bajune off bank and proceeded to anchorage.


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25 February 1917

Beta, Rufiji River.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.25

Approximate position.

Sunday routine.

7.50pm: Askari guard left ship.


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26 February 1917

Beta, Rufiji River.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.25

Approximate position.

5.45am: Night guard returned to ship.


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27 February 1917

Beta, Rufiji River.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.25

Approximate position.

6.0am: Bajune proceeded up river with motor boats in tow.

6.45am: Steam pinnace proceeded down river to HMW Childers for stores.


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28 February 1917

Beta, Rufiji River.

Lat -8.0, Long 39.25

Approximate position.

Cleaning, instruction classes and drill.


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Gratuitous issues: sugar 179 lbs, choc 70 lbs, lime juice 134 lbs, pineapples 450 No., oranges 3170 No., tea 5 lbs.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(Rufiji River, Dar-es-salaam, Tirene Bay and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49184, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks. No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on Fore Bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702, Negretti and Zambra No 809

Thermometer for sea temperature, no mark.


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1 March 1917

Beta to Msomene, Rufiji River.

Lat -8.045, Long 39.25

10.0am: Bajune arrived.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded up river, Bajune following.

1.55pm: Anchored.


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2 March 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -8.045, Long 39.25

6.15am: Steam pinnace proceeded to HMW Echo with provisions and mail.


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3 March 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -8.045, Long 39.25


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4 March 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -8.045, Long 39.25


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5 March 1917

Rufiji River.

Lat -8.045, Long 39.25

3.45pm: Bajune arrived.


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6 March 1917

Msombe to Simba Uranga Outer Bar.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

Locations referred to here are difficult to find. Position used above is that of Salale, referenced at 4.45pm.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

Noon: Grounded on Kissurti bar, port side. Engine full speed astern, cleared bank and proceeded down.

12.30pm: Anchored off Mesala entrance.

3.08pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

4.45pm: Anchored off Salale.

5.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55pm: Anchored inside Simba Uranga bar.


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7 March 1917

Simba Uranga to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.05am: Anchored off Niororo I. near HMS Talbot.

3.10pm: HMW Styx proceeded south.

3.20pm: HMW Childers arrived.

9.10pm: Log streamed and set co. N12E. (Omitted from log, but must have weighed anchor first)


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8 March 1917

At sea and at Dar-es-Salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.25am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

In harbour: HMS’ Minerva, Charon and Manica, SS’ Clan MacPhee, Kaiser Wilhelm, Cressington Court and Huntscliffe.

HMS Severn’s motor boat sent to dockyard for repairs.

2.30pm: HMW Charon alongside.

4.30pm: SS Tuna anchored.

6.0pm: Charon left.

7.30pm: One seaman rating joined from hospital.


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9 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.0pm: HMS Minerva left.

4.15pm: SS Tuna left.

4.30pm: Umtaka left.

5.40pm: HMW Charon left, SS Barjora arrived.


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10 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.20am: HMW Childers arrived.

In am: Coaling from lighters, received 20 tons.

8.10am: Childers left.

4.0pm: Three bags of mail sent to Huntscliffe, Huntscliffe and Charon left.

Navigating officer and party left to SS Mafia to pilot her to Utete.


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11 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.45am: SS Mafia left.

7.15am: HMW Charon arrived.

4.40pm: SS Clan Macphee left.

6.15pm: HS Guildford Castle arrived.

6.40pm: HMW Prattler left.


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12 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.25am: HMW Prattler arrived.

11.12am: HS Gascon arrived.

2.0pm: Coal lighters alongside, received 10 tons.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 37.

5.0pm: HS Guildford Castle left.

5.40pm: One rating left ship for HMS Manica.

5.50pm: HS Loyalty arrived.


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13 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Niororo I.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.9

1.25am: Heavy squall from NE force 7-8 with heavy rain, ship dragged anchor.

1.30am: Let go second anchor.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.05am: Stopped starboard engine for repairs.

8.30am: Repair completed.

5.10pm: Secured alongside collier off Niororo I.


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14 March 1917

Niororo I. to Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

Coaling in am, received 180 tons.

9.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

2.55pm: Cast off from collier and proceeded.

3.50pm: Stopped, sent boat to HMW Prattler for provisions, one officer joined for passage.

7.07pm: Anchored, probably off west end of Koma I.


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15 March 1917

Outer Bar Simba Uranga to Salale, Rufiji river.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

Position above is that of Salale.

7.08am: Weighed and proceeded up Simba Uranga estuary.

9.0am: Anchored above Salale.

11.0am: Discharged stores, provisions and letters to HMW Echo. One officer discharged to shore.

One sick man joined from Golden Star for treatment.

1.30pm: Court of Enquiry assembled on board.


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16 March 1917

Salale to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.5

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded down Simba Uranga Estuary.

10.10am: Slowed, HMW Echo sent boat with letters.

2.57pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.


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17 March 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Saturday routine.


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18 March 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

1.0pm: HMW Styx arrived.

1.35pm: Styx left.


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19 March 1917

Tirene Bay to Salale and Outer Bar.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: Anchored, Salale.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded down estuary.

3.55pm: Took dhow in tow.

4.10pm: Anchored, outer bar.


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20 March 1917

Outer Bar to Salale and return.

Lat -7.76, Long 39.36

Position is for Simba Uranga entrance, referenced at 3.0pm.

1.10pm: Tug Golden Crown left river, proceeded north.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded up estuary.

3.45pm: SS Mafia came down river, Mersey turned and took station astern.

5.0pm: Lt/Cdr Garbett returned from SS Mafia.

6.30pm: Anchored, Simba Uranga.


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21 March 1917

Outer Bar to Salale and Sefo Reef.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

Position above is for Salale.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded up estuary.

9.55am: Anchored off Salale. Received all stores and surveying gear from Bajune.

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded out of river.

4.0pm: Anchored off Sefo Buoy.

7.0pm: HMW Styx arrived and anchored.


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22 March 1917

Sefo Reef to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.30am: HMW Styx left.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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23 March 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: HMW Salamander arrived.


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24 March 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Saturday routine.


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25 March 1917

Tirene Bay to Bar anchorage.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Anchored off Salim Bank Buoy. HMW Fly closed and supplied her with beef and bread.

11.35am: Weighed and picked up Salim Bank buoy.

12.35pm: Relaid buoy on northern end of bank.

3.10pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga Mouth.

4.0pm: Bajune arrived. Lt Heanley and one AB transferred to Bajune (temp).

5.30pm: HMW Styx arrived and supplied her with beef and bread.


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26 March 1917

Rufiji Delta to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.73, Long 39.37

Position above is an approximate position off the Rufiji delta.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, co. S60E.

4.50pm: Anchored.


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27 March 1917

Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.30am: HMW Styx alongside. Lt/Cdr (N) and motor boat’s crew left in Styx to join SS Mafia.

12.15pm: HMW Charon arrived.

10.35am: HMS Talbot arrived.

1.17pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

Three ratings joined ship from Talbot.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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28 March 1917

At sea and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

9.35am: Secured alongside FA Trent in Zanzibar harbour.

12.30pm: Cast off and went alongside collier Gerana.


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29 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

Coaling ship in am, received 180 tons.

7.0am: HMW Charon arrived.

Ships in harbour: HMS Talbot, SS Royal George, FA Trent, HMWs Pickle and Charon.


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30 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.0am: FA Trent left.

7.0am: Two SSAs left ship for HMS Talbot.

10.10am: Talbot left.

5.27pm: One seedie boy joined for passage.


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31 March 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.15pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

In harbour: FA Trent, HMW Salamander SS’ Barjora and Nile.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Dar-es-salaam, Rufiji river, Mafia I.)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49185, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks, No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on fore bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702, Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature, no mark.


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1 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: SS’ Pemba and Tuna sailed.

7.30am: Whaler Salamander arrived.

11.0am: Salamander left.

12.45pm: Whaler Fly arrived.

6.10pm: Fly left.


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2 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am: HMW Fly arrived.

8.20am. HMS Rinaldo arrived.

9.10am: Fly left.

11.15am: SS Clan Mcphee arrived.

6.0pm: HMW Prattler left.


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3 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

11.45am: One RN surgeon joined from HMS Himalaya.

11.50am: HMW Prattler arrived.

12.25pm: HS Devanha left.

1.53pm: SS Delta arrived.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 38.

4.0pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

6.15pm: Prattler left.


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4 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.20am: HMW Fly left.

7.30am: HMW Prattler arrived.

Coaling from lighter, native labour, received 45 tons.

10.0am: SS Clan Macphee and Prattler left.

11.0am: SS Hunstcliffe arrived.

12.25pm: HS Gascon arrived.

5.0pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

5.45pm: Pickle left.


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5 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam to North Fanjove I.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.6

7.15am: Received buoy and moorings from dockyard.

8.0am: Discharged Surgeon Shaw to FA Trent for passage.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.10pm: Anchored off N. Fanjove I.


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6 April 1917

N. Fanjove I. to Niororo I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

Noon: Anchored off Niororo I.

12.45pm: HMW Styx left.

4.0pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

4.30pm: Golden Crown and HMW Fly arrived.


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7 April 1917

Niororo I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

2.05am: HMW Fly left.

5.35am: Golden Crown left.

10.30am: SS Mafia arrived. Lt/Cdr (N) and party rejoined. One AB discharged to hospital.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.15pm: Laid Shungu Mbili passage buoy.

3.35pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

3.40pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

5.07pm: Prattler left.

5.50pm: HMW Styx arrived.

5.57pm: SS Mafia left.


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8 April 1917

Niororo I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

5.30am: HMW Styx left.

7.0am: HMW Prattler arrived.

8.0am: HMW Salamander arrived.

4.10pm: Salamander left.

6.0pm: Prattler left.


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9 April 1917

Niororo I. to Sefo Rf.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.7

7.25am: HMW Salamander arrived.

10.20am: HMW Charon arrived.

11.30am: Salamander left.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: Anchored off Sefo Reef.

7.0pm: Salamander arrived.


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10 April 1917

Sefo Reef to Niororo I. and Bueni I.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

6.05am: Weighed and proceded.

8.0am: Lat 7 40S, Long 39 40E.

8.17am: Anchored off Niororo I.

9.30am: HMS Talbot arrived.

11.30am: Talbot left.

12.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Anchored off Bueni I.

7.05pm: HMW Charon arrived.

8.30pm: Charon left.


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11 April 1917

Bueni to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.8

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded, co. S65W.

8.05am: Anchored in Monitor Bay, heavy rain all objects observed.

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.40pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

5.10pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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12 April 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

7.0am: Whaler Salamander left.

Cleaning, small arms drill, training classes.


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13 April 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

8.0am: HMW Pickle arrived.

9.0am: Pickle left.


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14 April 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Saturday routine.


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15 April 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

11.13am: HMS Talbot arrived.

1.35pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

2.20pm: HMW Charon arrived.

2.25pm: Irish Monarch (collier) arrived.

Discharged one CERA to Talbot for hospital.

3.30pm: Talbot left.

6.10pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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16 April 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Coaling in am, received 100 tons.

7.15am: HMW Styx left.

10.30am: HMW Charon left.


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17 April 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71


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18 April 1917

Tirene Bay to Salale, Niororo I and at sea.

Lat -7.835, Long 39.3

Position above is for Salale, referenced at 12.45pm.

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.45pm: Anchored off Salale.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

2.45pm: Anchored in Simba Uranga mouth.

3.30pm: Surgeon’s party landed.

4.15pm: Surgeon’s party returned and the remains of the late Flag Commander Bridgeman brought on board for conveyance to Zanzibar. Paraded Officers Guard.


(Taken from Cross and Cockade International Journal, an article by Peter Dye.

Early in 1917, tragedy struck when Flight Lieutenant E R Moon, RNAS and Flag Commander the Hon Richard Bridgeman undertook a reconnaissance of the Rufiji Delta in Short 8254, operating from HMS Himalaya. On their way back to Himalaya the engine failed and the seaplane made a forced landing in a creek.  The engine could not be restarted and with Germans in the vicinity, it was decided to burn the seaplane. Moon and Bridgeman spent the next three days walking and swimming towards the mouth of the river. Sadly, Bridgeman died after a raft they had made was swept out to sea. There is a memorial plaque in Zanzibar Anglican Cathedral.)


4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

10.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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19 April 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.28, Long 39.18

Latitude degress at noon appears to be incorrect. Approximate position above is at 1.40pm.

3.35pm: Anchored off hospital pier, Zanzibar.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Talbot, Manica, Pickle, Echo and Childers,

4.10pm: Landed firing party.


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20 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.50am: Landed firing and funeral parties.

7.30am: Remains of the late Flag Commander Bridgeman removed to shore for burial.

9.30am: Funeral party returned.

Lt/Cdr (N), one LS and one seedie boy left for HMW Pickle.

2.30pm: One OS discharged to hospital. Four seedie boy stokers joined.

5.0pm: One RNR officer discharged to hospital.


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21 April 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.2

5.20am: SS Gaika left.

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Stopped to allow SS Polvena to leave harbour.

4.20pm: Anchored off naval pier in Dar-es-salaam harbour.

In harbour: HMW Echo, SS Oceana.

5.0pm: Echo left.


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22 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.45pm: Stork (tug boat), HMS Talbot, SS Cressington Court arrived.


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23 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.0am: SS Pemba arrived.

5.15pm: HMT Princess arrived.

5.50pm: HMW Charon left.


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24 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.15am: HMW Charon arrived.

Lt/Cdr (N) and four ratings returned from Rufiji river.

12.05pm: SS Palamcotta arrived.

4.15pm: Read warrant No. 39.

4.45pm: HMS Talbot left.

5.30pm: HS Assaye arrived.


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25 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: HMW Styx arrived.

12.25pm: Made fast to collier Oceana.

4.30pm: HS Assaye sailed.


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26 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Coaling in am, received 100 tons.

10.30am: SS Pemba left.

5.15pm: SS Huntsgreen? arrived.

5.45pm: HMS Manica arrived, HMW Styx left.


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27 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam to N. Fanjove I.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.6

6.20am: Lt Smith, EAMR and two askaris left ship

7.10am: HMW Charon left.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 47S, Long 39 19E.

1.0pm: SS Mafia passed bound north.

5.17pm: Anchored off N. Fanjove I.


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28 April 1917

N. Fanjove I. to Shungu-mbili I.

Lat -7.4, Long 39.8

8.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15am: Made rendezvous with HMS’ Talbot and Rinaldo.

3.43pm: Anchored off Shungu-mbili I.

7.25pm: HMW Childers arrived.


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29 April 1917

Shungu-mbili I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.65

7.05am: HMW Childers left.

9.0am: HMWs Pickle and Fly arrived.

9.20am: Childers returned.

10.0am: Childers, Pickle and Fly left.

Heavy squalls in am, let go second anchor.


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30 April 1917

Shungu-mbili I.

Lat -7.6, Long 39.65

Physical drill, training classes, 4.7” divisional drill, cleaned fresh water tanks.


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Extra issues during April: sugar 173 lbs, chocolate 75 lbs, lime juice 135 lbs


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Mafia I., Supporting action at Kilwa Kisiwani and area, Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49186, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks, No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on fore bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702, Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature, no mark.


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1 May 1917

Shungumbili Island to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.7

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.35pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

3.15pm: HMW Fly left.


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2 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

3.15pm: Made fast alongside collier Irish Monarch.


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3 May 1917

Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

Coaling in am, received 70 tons.

8.0am: HMW Fly arrived.

10.0am: HMW Pickle arrived.

2.30pm: Pickle left.

2.50pm: SS Irish Monarch left.


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4 May 1917

Tirene Bay to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.

6.45pm: HS Gascon arrived.


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5 May 1917

Kilwa Kivinje to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.6 (incorrectly entered in log as west)

7.25am: All boats transferring sick from shore to SS Gascon.

8.0am: Boats recalled, ship ordered to Kisiwani.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Ships in harbour: SS’ Palamcotta, Huntscliff, Indore, Umtata (Bullard and King Line, the second of four vessels of that name, 1898, 2,655 tons, scrapped 1924), whalers Echo and Childers and collier Berwen.

8.20pm: All boats away transporting troops across harbour.

9.0pm: HMW Childers left.


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6 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.40am: Boats returned from landing troops.

6.0am: HMW Echo left.

10.05: HMS Lunka arrived.

2.0pm: First motor boat, Lt Chapman, sent on patrol off Vangai.

2.45pm: Lunka left.

4.10pm: Transport Huntscliffe left.

7.40pm: Patrol returned.


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7 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.0am: Motor boat, Lt Chapman, patrolling Vangai district.

9.15am: SS Purnea arrived.

9.18am: HMW Echo arrived.

11.30am: Echo left.

4.10pm: Collier Berwen left.


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8 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.15am: Patrol returned.

11.15am: SS Indore left.


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9 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.35am: SS Palamcotta left.

8.30am: SS Purnea left, SS Barjora arrived.

12.40pm: HMW Prattler arrived. Supplied her with 14lbs of beef.

1.22pm: Prattler left.


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10 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.50pm: SS Montrose arrived.


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11 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.45am: HMS Talbot arrived with GOC-in-C on board.

8.30am: SS Clan Macphee arrived. One OS joined from Talbot.

9.25am: Talbot left.

2.35pm: SS Montrose left.

5.15pm: Clan MacPhee left.


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12 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

2.10pm: Childers left.


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13 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: SS Huntscliffe arrived.


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14 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.45am: HMS Talbot arrived.

10.45am: HMW Prattler arrived. Supplied her with 14lbs of beef.

1.35pm: Prattler left.

3.15pm: Suplied Talbot with 230lbs of beef.

5.0pm: Talbot left.


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15 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In pm: Motor boat with Lt/Cdr (N) examining up reaches, Kilwa Kisiwani heads, Port Beaver etc.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 40.


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16 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: SS Huntscliffe left.

9.20am: HMS Talbot arrived.

5.0pm: Talbot left.


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17 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.0am: Motor boats employed transporting troops.

3.0pm: SS Umtata left.


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18 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.0am: HS Gascon arrived.

10.50am: SS Montrose arrived.

1.30pm: Re-embarked troops from Vangui and landed them at Kikome.

3.0pm: Montrose left.


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19 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.25am: Collier arrived, went alongside, received 120 tons.

4.45pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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20 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMW Prattler left.

6.30am: SS Pemba arrived.

6.45am: Rifle and machine gun fire heard in direction of Vangui camp.

7.15am: HMS Hyacinth (Flag) arrived.

7.40am: Clan Macphee arrived.

9.40am: SS Rockpool arrived.

1.45pm: Two stokers joined from Hyacinth.

3.50pm: Hyacinth left.

5.10pm: Clan MacPhee left.


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21 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.05am: HMW Prattler arrived.

9.55am: HMS Lunka arrived. Received stores and provisions.

11.45am: Lunka and Prattler left.

3.15pm: Received Paymrs stores from SS Rockpool.


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22 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.25pm: SS Rio Preto arrived.

2.50pm: SS Palamcotta arrived.

4.45pm: Palamcotta left.

6.0pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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23 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Simaya I.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.4

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 52S, Long 39 38E.

3.25pm: Anchored, Simaya I.


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24 May 1917

Simaya I. to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 11S, Long 39 29E.

11.55am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

12.05pm: HMW Childers left.

Ships in harbour: HMS Severn and SS Pemba.

Hands employed getting up ammunition and transferring it to Severn.

8.25pm: One rating joined for passage to Zanzibar hospital.


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25 May 1917

Tirene B to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.85, Long 39.71

5.45am: SS Pemba left.

11.45am: Lt Irving joined for passage to Zanzibar.

12.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.25pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

8.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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26 May 1917

At sea and at Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

8.0am: Lat 6 37.5S, Long 39 23.5E.

9.0am: Passed HS Guildford Castle and HMW Fly, bound for Dar-es-salaam.

10.0am: Passed SS Tuna southbound.

1.26pm: Anchored off hospital pier, Zanzibar.

In harbour, HMS’ Talbot, Fly and Trent.

3.0pm: Three ratings discharged to hospital.

4.25pm: Fly left.

4.30pm: SS Khalifa arrived.


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27 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

In am: Receiving fresh beef and ammunition from FA Trent.

5.50pm: MMSS Natal arrived.


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28 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.05am: FA Trent left.

9.05am: HMW Salamander arrived.

10.15am: HMW Prattler arrived.

10.30am: HMS Talbot left.

1.45pm: Collier Rockpool arrived.

4.05pm: SS Khalifa left.


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29 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.15am: Collier Irish Monarch left.

8.40am: SS Montrose arrived.

12.15pm: HMW Styx arrived.

2.0pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

3.15pm: Montrose left.

5.10pm: Styx left.


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30 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.50am: MMSS Natal left.

Noon: HMS Minerva arrived.

2.35pm: HS Gascon arrived.

3.0pm: SS Umtata arrived.

5.0pm: SS Tuna passed thro’ harbour, northbound.

5.15pm: HMS Duplex arrived.


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31 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.30am: HS Gascon left.

7.40am: SS Oceana arrived.

11.05am: SS Barjora arrived.

11.30am: SS Hong Wang arrived.

In am: Dockyard fitters carrying out repairs, hands cleaning fresh water tanks, restowing gunner’s storerooms, divers examining ship’s bottom.

4.30pm: One seedie boy discharged to shore.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917

(Zanzibar and at Kilwa Kivinje and Kilwa Kisiwani supporting shore action)

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Cover, Adm.53/49186, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks. No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on fore bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702; Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature no mark.


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1 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.10am: SS Umtata left.

9.30am: SS Strathspey arrived (possibly the vessel in the hyperlink).

10.40am: Tug Stork and SS Taroba arrived.

11.0am: SS Pemba and SS Bechuana arrived.

1.0pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

4.0pm: SS Barjora left.

5.25pm: HMS Talbot arrived.


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2 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: HMS Minerva left.

6.50am: Stork left.

9.0am: SS Khalifa arrived.

9.45am: HMW Salamander left. SS Pundua arrived.

11.25am: HS Oxfordshire arrived.

12.30pm: HMS Talbot left.

4.35pm: HMW Prattler left.


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3 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.35am: SS Taroba left.

6.10am: SS Bechuana arrived.

7.45am: SS Rio Preto arrived.

8.0am: HS Oxfordshire left.

9.50am: HMS Lunka arrived.

10.45am: SS Barjora arrived.

10.55am: HMW Charon arrived.


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4 June 1917

Zanzibar

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.0am: Transhipping coal from bunkers to lighter.

9.0am: SS Tuna passed thro’ harbour.

9.45am: SS Barjora left.

10.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

11.45am: Hands placing kedges in gigs.

1.30pm: Hands laying out kedges on Malindi Spit, preparatory to beaching.

2.15pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

4.45pm: HMS Duplex left.


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5 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.40am: SS Pemba left.

7.15am: HMS Lunka left.

10.20am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

11.10am: SS Hong Wang left.

1.30pm: Hands transferring ammunition and plates to lighter.


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6 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded, but insufficient water to beach on Malindi Spit, so returned to anchorage.

9.20am: HS Neuralia arrived. HMAT Boonah (A36) arrived.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded to Malindi Spit.

3.45pm: Secured in position for beaching.

4.0pm: Hands placing shores to support armour in position.

5.30pm: 11 OS and stokers joined from HMS Hyacinth.

6.45pm: Ship took ground.

7.30pm: Hands scrubbing ships side.


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7 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.30am: Motor boat with four ratings and two machine guns lent to HMS Hyacinth.

10.0am: Hyacinth left.

2.0pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

9.30pm: Hands painting ship’s bottom.


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8 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.10am: Two absentees returned with escort.

12.30pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

3.20pm: Ship floated, proceeded to anchor off Hospital pier.

11.0pm: Pickle left.


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9 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.0am: HMW Charon left.

8.20am: SS Huntscliffe arrived.

11.0am: SS Montrose and Huntscliffe left.

2.0pm: One stoker and one WT rating discharged to hospital.

5.0pm: HMW Styx left.


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10 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.0am: HS Neuralia left.

3.25pm: SS Berwick Castle arrived.


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11 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.0am: HMW Childers arrived.

11.25am: SS Polwena arrived.

2.30pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

4.35pm: SS Tuna passed thro’ harbour.


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12 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.30am: SS Cupid left.

6.0am: SS Pundua and SS Polwena left.

1.35pm: One AB rejoined from hospital.

6.10pm: SS Huntscliffe arrived.


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13 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

9.10am: SS Umtata and whaler Echo arrived.

10.10am: HS Gascon passed through harbour southbound.

12.25pm: SS Umtata left.

1.15pm: SS Huntscliffe left with GOC-in-C aboard.

1.45pm: One seaman rating rejoined from hospital.

2.30pm: SS Boonah arrived.


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14 June 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.30am: Coaling from SS Rockpool, received 165 tons.

11.20am: SS Boonah left.

2.45pm: Five ratings discharged to hospital. One AB rejoined from hospital.


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15 June 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.3

5.50am: SS Berwick Castle left.

Surgeon Woolaston joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam.

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 6 18S, Long 39 11E.

1.46pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

In harbour: HMW Fly, Golden Crown, HS Gascon, SS’ Rio Preto, Umtata, Bajune and Clan MacPhee.

3.35pm: SS Pemba and whaler Pickle arrived.

6.05pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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16 June 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Salim Bank anchorage.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.6

6.35am: Weighed and left harbour. Fly arrived.

8.0am: Lat 6 49S, Long 39 25E.

7.0pm: Anchored off Salim Bank Buoy.


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17 June 1917

Salim Bank anchorage to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.4

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 00.5S, Long 39 35E.

3.40pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje.

5.45pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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18 June 1917

Kilwa Kivinje to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.50am: Salamander left.

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 8 45S, 39 30E.

11.40am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

In harbour: SS Bathampton, HMS Rinaldo, HS Neuralia and HS Dongola.

4.30pm: SS Braunfels arrived.

5.0pm: HMS Rinaldo left.


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19 June 1917


Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.05am: HMS Hyacinth arrived, first motor boat’s crew returned to ship.

8.0am: MAA and cook’s mate joined.

1.0pm: One rating left for Hyacinth, one joined from same.

3.30pm: SS Mafia arrived.

4.55pm: Discharged one stoker to Hyacinth, Hyacinth left.


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20 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.25am: SS Indore arrived.

9.35am: One OS joined.

11.45am: SS Anchise arrived.

2.50pm: SS Bechuana arrived.

3.40pm: SS Dongola left.

4.05pm: SS’ Mafia and Indore left.


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21 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: Coaling from SS Bathampton, received 80 tons.

12.35pm: SS Ingoma arrived.


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22 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.35pm: SS Ingoma, Anchise and Bathampton left.


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23 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.10am: HMS Minerva and SS Empress of Britain arrived.

10.55am: HMW Prattler arrived.

2.35pm: Prattler left.


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24 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.30am: HMS Minerva left.

11.10am: Transport Salamis arrived.

1.40pm: SS Empress of Britain left.

6.0pm: HS Gascon arrived.


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25 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.0am: HMW Echo arrived and alongside for water.

11.25am: Transport Umtata arrived.

1.10pm: Echo left.

1.45pm: One stoker left behind by Echo and temporarily transferred to Mersey.

4.25pm: SS Salamis left.


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26 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

3.50pm: HS Gascon left.


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27 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.45pm: SS Montrose left.


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28 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.30am: SS Barjora arrived.

10.45am: Motor boats landing troops at Vangui.

2.0pm: SS Barjora left.

4.0pm: One native servant discharged to shore.

5.15pm: SS Bechuana left.


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29 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.55am: SS Gryfevale arrived.

9.0am: Rationed observation on Mpara Hill, one officer, eight men, for seven days.


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30 June 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

5.15pm: SS Montrose left.



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Extra issues during June: sugar 173 lbs, chocoate 75lbs, lime juice 135lbs


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Kilwa Kisiwani and Lindi)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49188, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks. No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on fore bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702; Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature, no mark.


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1 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.10am: HMW Childers left.

8.55am: SS Salamis arrived.

1.15pm: SS Huntscliffe arrived.

5.0pm: Huntscliffe left.


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2 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.35am: SS Barjora arrived.

9.35am: HMW Childers left. HS Dongola and whaler Echo arrived.

Noon: Discharged one stoker to Echo.

1.0pm: Motor boats transporting troops from Kisiwani to Vangui.

5.30pm: Echo left.

6.0pm: SS Barjora left.


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3 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: Motor boats transporting troops from Kisiwani to Vangui.

10.50am: HS Gascon arrived.


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4 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.30am: Lt Chapman landed for NTO duties for the day.

11.50am: One pte ASC joined.


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5 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.15am: HS Dongola left.

1.45pm: HS Gascon left.

4.45pm: SS Gryfevale left.

6.10pm: SS Kintail arrived.


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6 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.30am: Rationed obs. post on Mpara Hill, one officer, eight men, for seven days.

11.20am: HMW Childers arrived.

12.30pm: Childers left.

1.0pm: SS Tuna with GOC-in-C arrived.


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7 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: First motor boat towing boats with porters to Vangui.

10.10am: HMW Echo arrived.

5.30pm: Echo left.


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8 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.0am: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.

11.30am: Two ratings joined from HS Neuralia for passage to HMS Rinaldo.

3.35pm: SS Barjora arrived.

4.30pm: HS Neuralia left.

5.15pm: SS Tuna left.


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9 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.50am: HS Gascon arrived.

8.40am: HMS Hyacinth sighted, bound South.

10.0am: HMW Prattler arrived and alongside for water, bread and beef.

Two ratings left to Prattler for passage to HMS Rinaldo. Seven ratings joined from Prattler.

12.30pm: Prattler left.

4.45pm: SS Umtata and SS Kintail left.


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10 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.35am. SS Barjora left.

5.15pm: SS Clan Macphee left.


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11 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.20am: Collier Carlow Castle arrived.

Coaling, received 105 tons.

9.50am: SS Huntscliffe arrived.

5.40pm: Carlow Castle left.


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12 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55


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13 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.20am: HS Gascon left.

7.30am. Provisioned obs. post on Mpara Hill, one officer, eight men, for seven days.

8.30am: One rating left ship.


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14 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.25am: HMS Minerva arrived.

12.10pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

Mid. Collins RNR joined ship.

3.05pm: SS Huntscliffe left.

4.20pm: SS Salamis left.


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15 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: HMW Salamander left.

6.30am: Hung Wan 1 left.

7.30am: SS Carlow Castle arrived.

7.50am: Sent motor boat to Orero to transport Mpara observation party to HMS Minerva.

10.20am: HMW Prattler arrived.

10.25am: Mid. Collins RNR discharged to Minerva.

11.20am: Minerva left.

12.30pm: Prattler left.

Sent fleet mails, 10 bags, to SS Ingoma.

5.0pm: Ingoma left.


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16 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: OS classes to PT and boat pulling.

9.20am: General drill, abandon ship, etc.

Training classes to instruction.

9.45am: HMW Salamander and SS Bajune arrived.

Noon: Salamander left.


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17 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: Focsle men on cable (chipping rust off the chain), seedie boys cleaning out chain locker (a horrid job). PT, boat pulling, training classes, divisional drill for gunners and supply party, HMS Mersey clearly has an active and energetic first lieutenant.


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18 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.45am: SS Salamis arrived.

10.0am: Salamis left.

11.0am: HS Neuralia arrived.

5.0pm: SS Barjora arrived.


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19 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.45pm: SS Barjora left.


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20 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.30p: SS Braunfels left.


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21 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.55: HMW Prattler arrived.

3.15pm: Prattler left.


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22 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.50pm: SS Hong Wan 1 arrived.


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23 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.0am: HMWs Echo and Childers arrived.

1.05pm: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.

2.0pm: Childers left.

3.25pm: HS Gascon arrived.


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24 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.45am: HMW Echo left.

11.0am: SS Clan MacPhee left.

5.0pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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25 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.0am: Coaling from Carlow Castle, received 70 tons.

4.30pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.


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26 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.0am: SS Anglo-Egyptian (HMAT A25)arrived. SS Hong Wan 1 left.

3.40pm: SS Anamba arrived.

4.20pm: HS Neuralia and Anamba left.


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27 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.0am: Armed motor boat sent to Songa Manara I.

12.15pm: SS Umtata arrived.

3.05pm: SS Bechuana arrived.

4.0pm: HS Ebani arrived.

8.15pm: Discharged one pte ASC to shore.


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28 July 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi

Lat -9.4, Long 39.8

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0am: HMS Hyacinth joined company.

8.0am: Lat 9 03S, Long 39 40E.

8.35am: Passed HMW Echo, northbound.

6.05pm: Anchored in Lindi Harbour.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Hyacinth (at outer bar), Thistle, Severn, SS Anamba, SS Carnelian.


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29 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.40am: SS Salamis arrived.

11.0am: HMS Hyacinth entered inner harbour.

12.25pm: Salamis left.

2.45pm: SS Umtata arrived.


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30 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.30am: Transport Royal George arrived.

9.20am: SS Umtata and Royal George left.

11.25am: Lt/Cdr (N) and party surveying river.

7.15pm: Surveying party returned.


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31 July 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.0am: Surveying party left.

8.30am: HMW Prattler arrived.

9.20am: SS Camular arrived.

5.0pm: Discharged one carpenter’s crew and one AB to HMS Hyacinth, received one AB from same.


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Extra issues during July: sugar 206 lbs, tea 18 lbs, chocolate 43 lbs, lime juice 159 lbs.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(In action up Lindi River, Lindi, Sudi Bay and Mikindani Bay)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49189, signed by Lt/Cdr (N) LG Garbett.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks. No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on fore bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702; Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature, no mark.


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1 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: SS Montrose arrived.

4.55pm: HMW Echo arrived.

Kedge anchor to quarterdeck and housed topmast.


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2 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.45am: RNAS aeroplane up testing W/T with monitors.

9.40am: HMS Lunka arrived, outer anchorage.

3.0pm: SS Montrose left.

4.55pm: Lunka left.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded up Lindi River, HMS Severn in company.

10.0pm: Severn parted company off Gaya I.

10.15pm: Anchored to Wd. of Popo I.


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3 August 1917

Off Popo Island, Lindi River.

Lat -10.05, Long 39.68

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.15am: Moored across river bow and stern in 8 feet near SW end of Popo I.

6.18am: GO’s aeroplane sighted. C-in-C and staff arrived on board, hoisted Flag.

8.15am: Opened fire with fore 6", aeroplane spotting on enemy's trenches, range 13,000 yds (fired 26 rounds).

9.07am: Ceased fire, aeroplane returned to Lindi.

9.20am: Opened fire. Three rounds and ceased.

10.10am: Weighed stern anchor and laid out kedge down river, weighed bower and swung to kedge (flood).

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

5.45pm: Anchored W side of Popo I.


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4 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.40am: Lt Chapman left for Mingoyo for information re operations.

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.05am: Anchored.

8.0am: First motor boat towing boats with wounded to Lindi.

9.45am: Took ground at LW, laid out kedge.

11.30am: Floated, hauled out into mid stream and rode to kedge.

2.30pm: Engines and anchors as requisite to swing across stream into firing position.

4.35pm: HMS Severn opened fire.

5.25pm: Severn ceased fire.

5.20pm: Weighed and proceeded down river.

6.0pm: Anchored.


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5 August 1917

Lindi River.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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6 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.04am: Weighed and proceeded down river.

6.55am: Anchored, Lindi.

8.0am: HMS Challenger arrived outside bar.

9.35am: SS Hong Wan I arrived.

10.0am: One AB joined from Challenger.

2.30pm: SS Salamis arrived.

3.45pm: HS Ebani left.

4.0pm: Challenger left.

4.45pm: HMW Prattler arrived.


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7 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.50am: SS Montrose arrived.

8.30am: HMS Severn arrived from up river.

9.05am: HMW Salamander arrived.

11.0am: HMW Prattler left.

3.15pm: SS Hong Wan I left.

4.24pm: SS Salamis moved to outer anchorage.


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8 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.50am: HMS Lunka arrived in outer anchorage.

11.0am: Lunka left.


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9 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.10am: HMS Thistle left.

1.50pm: HMS Minerva arrived in outer anchorage.

3.55pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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10 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.15am: HMS Severn left for up river.

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded up river.

6.53am: Moored bow and stern across river.

6.59am: Severn opened fire.

7.10am: Opened fire, firing one shell from each 6" gun for ranging, aeroplane spotting.

C-in-C came on board.

8.04am: Opened fire with both 6" guns.

8.17am: Cease fire, aeroplane returned to aerodrome.

12.20pm: Opened fire.

1.03pm: Cease fire.


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11 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

10.0am: Hoisted topmast.

10.40am: Weighed both anchors.

11.0am: Proceeded down river.

Captain Atkinson RMLI and one pte joined ship.

12.40pm: Anchored off Lindi town.


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12 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Not recorded in log, but inferred from entry for 11th August.


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13 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Not recorded in log, but inferred from entry for 11th August.

9.0am: HMW Childers arrived.

9.35am: Exercised “Abandon ship” and “Pulled round fleet”.

3.0pm: Childers left.


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14 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Not recorded in log, but inferred from entry for 11th August.

8.40am: Collier Carlow Castle arrived in outer anchorage.

9.40am: HMW Prattler arrived.

11.0am: Collier Carlow Castle moved to inner anchorage.

12.39pm: HS Ebani arrived.

1.0pm: SS Chun Ho left.


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15 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Coaling from Carlow Castle, received 145 tons welsh coal.

Discharged into lighter cordite for survey, empties and returned stores for FA Trent.

11.04am: Moved alongside Trent, provisioning and ammunitioning, received Paymr’s and engineer’s stores etc.

2.0pm: Cast off and anchored.

4.30pm: Trent left.

5.25pm: HMW Childers arrived.

5.40pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.


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16 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.10am: Captain Atkinson and one pte RMLI, left to HMS Severn for passage to HMS Hyacinth.

5.40am: Severn left.

3.40pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.0pm: HMW Childers left.

5.50pm: Challenger left.


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17 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.15am: HMS Challenger arrived.

9.35am: HNW Prattler arrived.

11.50am: HS Ebani left.

12.05pm: Prattler left.

1.0pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 41. Discharged one rating to Challenger for cell punishment.

4.45pm: Challenger left.


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18 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.15am: HMS Challenger arrived.


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19 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Noon: HMS Minerva arrived.


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20 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.05pm: HMW Childers left.


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21 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.40am: HMW Echo arrived.

1.35pm: Echo left.

4.30pm: HMS Challenger and SS Carlow Castle left.


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22 August 1917

Lindi to Sudi Bay

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

8.0am: SS Manica arrived.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.06pm: Anchored off Sudi Village.


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23 August 1917

Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0


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24 August 1917

Sudi Bay to Mikindani harbour.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.15

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.40am: Communicated with HMW Echo.

12.45pm: Anchored in Mikindani harbour.


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25 August 1917

Mikindani Harbour.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.15


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26 August 1917

Mikindani Harbour.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.15


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27 August 1917

Mikindani Hr to Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Anchored in Sudi Bay.

One sgt WIR and servant joined for passage to hospital.


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28 August 1917

Sudi Bay to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: Echo left.

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0am: Lat 10 03S, Long 39 58E.

11.18am: Anchored, Lindi harbour.

12.10pm: HMWs Echo and Salamander left.

One sergeant WIR and servant discharged to hospital.

2.15pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

5.40pm: Pickle and HMS Minerva left.


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29 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

10.05am: SS Montrose arrived.

3.40pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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30 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: HMS Thistle arrived with mails and left immediately.

10.50am: SS Kintail left.


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31 August 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.0am: HMW Fly left.

10.10am: SS Montrose left.

3.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

4.50pm: Fly returned.


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Extra issues during August: sugar 196 lbs, chocolate 64 lbs, oranges 4000.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Lindi, Zanzibar, Kilwa and Lindi)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49190, signed by Lt (N) TW Heanley, RNR.

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1 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.30pm: HMW Salamander left.

3.50pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.20pm: SS Chow Ton left.

4.50pm: One rating joined from Challenger.


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2 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

7.0pm: HMS Severn arrived.


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3 September 1917

Lndi to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.30pm: Spoke HMW Charon, southbound.

2.20pm: HMS Manica passed, southbound.

4.0pm: SS Barjora passed, leaving harbour.

4.10pm: Made fast to collier Lord Ormonde in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Thistle and Lunka, HS’ Neuralia and Ebani, SS’ Clan MacPhee, Lord Ormonde, Montrose and Cammillia (possibly Stag Lines SS Camellia, formerly Tynehome, 1913, 3,157 tons, posted missing November 1917).

5.45pm: Lunka left.


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4 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Coaling, received 155 tons.

Gigs employed drawing fresh water from SS Montrose.

5.25pm: SS Clan MacPhee left.

Supplied HMS Thistle with 54lbs of beef and received 150 lbs of potatoes.


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5 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Tirene Bay.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.6

5.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay.


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6 September 1917

Tirene Bay to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.6

7.40am: One sgt mechanic SASEMT joined for medical treatment.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.35pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

In pm: Hands attending lecture on hygiene by Surgeon.

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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7 September 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

10.20am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

One rating joined for passage to Zanzibar.

6.05pm: SS Pemba arrived.

6.10pm: HMW Pickle left.


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8 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.30am: Whaler Pickle arrived.

8.10am: HS Wandilla arrived left (!).

10.0am: SS Barjora arrived.

12.15pm: SS Tuna left.

2.10pm: SS Salamis left.

3.10pm: HS Ebani arrived.

3.25pm: Whaler Echo arrived.

Discharged one sgt mechanic to Echo for passage to Mafia I.

5.50pm: Echo left.

6.10pm: Pickle left.


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9 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.05am: HMW Pickle arrived. SS Chun-tai left.

8.50am: Clan Macphee left.

2.0pm: HS Ebani left.

6.0pm: Pickle left.


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10 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.55pm: Anchored off hospital pier, Zanzibar.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Hyacinth, Minerva and Childers, HS Dongola, SS’ Royal George, Bretanier (?), Khalifa, Hong Wan I, Ellaline.

2.10pm: Hyacinth left.

4.0pm: One rating left ship for hospital.

5.40pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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11 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.55am: SS Royal George left.

Received engineer’s, gunner’s, paymr’s and carpenter’s stores from RN depot.

12.20pm: HMW Fly left.

2.0pm: Discharged one AB, one pte RMLI and two OS to European hospital.

Discharged 14 cases of cordite to depot for survey.

3.30pm: SS Lord Ormonde arrived.


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12 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

12.50pm: SS Thysa arrived.

2.05pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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13 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

12.30pm: SS Chun-tai left.

3.30pm: SS Thysa left.


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14 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.20am: SS Hong Wan I left.

8.20am: HS Wandilla arrived.

8.25am: SS Korea (more probably BISN’s Karoa, 1915, 6,631 tons and at this time a transport) arrived.

4.25pm: SS Khalifa arrived.


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15 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.15am; SS Huntscliffe and HS Ebani arrived.

10.20am: SS Montrose arrived, HMW Childers left.

11.10am: SS Barjora arrived.

4.10pm: Ebani left.

5.05pm: Huntscliffe left.


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16 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

9.27am: SS Pera (A4) arrived.

11.25am: HS Dongola left collier and proceeded.

1.25pm: One ERA discharged to hospital.

2.04pm: SS Ellaline left.

2.10pm: HMW Fly arrived towing lighter.

3.0pm: HMW Pickle went up on Malinda Spit.

4.0pm: Went alongside collier Britanier.

4.45pm: Fly left with lighter.

5.10pm: SS Tuna arrived.


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17 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

Coaling, received 100 tons.

7.20am: HMS Minerva left.

10.30am: HS Ebani arrived.

1.0pm: SS Pera sailed.

2.0pm: Discharged one AB to SS Koroa (Karoa?).

2.15pm: Sent 13 cases of 4.7 ammunition and stores to depot for survey.

3.0pm: Commander Wilson, DSO left ship. Acting Commander Garbett assumed command. Cheered ship.

3.55pm: Koroa left.

Discharged to shore one native cook and discharged two seedie boys to barracks under escort.

One CPO telegraphist joined for passage to HMS Severn.

6.55pm: HMW Salamander anchored.

7.25pm: Received one bag of mail for NOC Dar-es-salaam.


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18 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.0am: Two natives joined ship.

9.35am: HS Neuralia arrived.

10.30am: Mail for NOC Dar-es-salaam sent to HMW Salamander.

12.05pm: Salamander left.


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19 September 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

8.0am: SS Montrose left.

9.55am: SS Taroba arrived.

2.20pm: HMW Fly arrived.

4.0pm: HMW Salamander passed with lighter in tow.


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20 September 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

6.06am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.17pm: Anchored.

4.15pm: Read warrants Nos 42-44.

4.17pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.05pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

Ships in harbour: HS Dunluce Castle, SS Leang Bee.

5.15pm: Dunluce Castle left.

6.06pm: SS Barjora arrived.

One rating joined for passage to HMS Hyacinth.

Div. MTO and one colonel joined for passage to Kilwa.


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21 September 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Niororo Island.

Lat -7.0, Long 39.6

5.40am: HS Dunluce Castle left outer anchorage.

6.03am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: Sighted SS Cressington Court, North.

6.55pm: Anchored off Niororo I.


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22 September 1917

Niororo I. to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.2, Long 39.5

5.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.29pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kivinje.


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23 September 1917

Kilwa Kivinje to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.32am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

In harbour, HMS’ Hyacinth, Thistle and Charon, HS Wandilla, SS’ Montrose, Princess, Dailwen, Chow Tai and Hong Wan I.

11.0am: HMW Charon left.

Div MTO left ship.

12.25pm: Hung Wan I left.

3.30pm: Dailwen left.

4.0pm: SS Anglo-Eygptian left.

Discharged one rating to Hyacinth and 17 cases of 4” ammo to Thistle,

5.0pm: Wandilla and Chow Tai left.


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24 September 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.05am: Shipping seas over forecastle.

1.48pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

One rating joined from HMW Echo for passage to HMS Hyacinth, one rating discharged to Echo.

5.55pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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25 September 1917

Kiswere to Lindi.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.37pm: Came alongside collier Dailwen in Lindi harbour.

In harbour: HMS’ Minerva and Severn, HS Ebani, collier Dailwen.

4.05pm: One rating left for Severn and one for Minerva.

5.30pm: Ebani sailed.


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26 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Coaling, received 120 tons.

5.50am: Golden Crown arrived.

6.30am: SS Montrose arrived.

One colonel and three native servants discharged to shore.

11.0am: One RNAS rating joined from air station.

Discharged one rating to shore for duty on Kitula Hill.

4.35pm: SS Dailwen left.

5.45pm: HMW Childers arrived.

6.0pm: Discharged one rating to Childers and one RNAS rating to HMS Severn.


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27 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.10am: Golden Crown left.

6.20am: SS Kintail arrived.

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded to outer anchorage, made fast alongside FA Trent.

Hands taking in ammunition, stores and frozen meat, also discharging awnings and torpedo nets.

9.50am: One rating joined from Trent, one rating discharged to HMS Minerva.

11.35am: HMS Severn left.

12.35pm: Trent left.

4.0pm: SS Montrose left.


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28 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.15pm: HMW Pickle arrived, SS Kintail left.


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29 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

10.50am: HMW Pickle left.

12.40pm: HMW Childers left.


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30 September 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74 (Not recorded in log, but we were here yesterday and we’re here tomorrow!)

3.05pm: Golden Crown arrived.

9.05pm: Chow Tai arrived.

Extra issues (September): No. of persons 4771, Sugar 191 lbs, Chocolate 84 lbs, Lime juice 149 lbs Oranges 4000 No.

Provisions Survey (24th Aug): Biscuits 100 lbs, Hops 2 lbs.

Clothing Survey (25th Aug): Kit bags 3, Sun helmets 24, Tobacco tin 47 lbs, Oilskin jackets 4, Oilskin Trousers 2 pr, Sou' Westers 6. :


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Lindi and Zanzibar)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49191, signed by Lt (N) TW Heanley.

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Barometer - Aneroid. Maker J Hicks, No 2072.

Thermometers for air temperatures on fore bridge in screen; Maker CF Casella No 702; Negretti and Zambra No 809.

Thermometer for sea temperature - Admiralty Pat. no. 63A


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1 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.40am: SS Chow Tai arrived.

Articles of War read by captain. Paid monthly money and issued soap and tobacco.


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2 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.30am: HMW Fly arrived with mail, confidential books and provisions for Mersey, HMW Pickle and RNAS.

10.0am: Fly left.

2.40pm: HMHS Ebani arrived.


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3 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.45am: SS Kintail arrived.

4.40pm: HMHS Ebani sailed.


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4 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.15am: Golden Crown left.

10.0am: Received a maxim gun from HMW Pickle for stripping.


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5 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.40am: Golden Crown and SS Montrose arrived.

9.15am: HMS Minerva arrived.

10.15am: Minerva left.

3.45pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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6 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

10.25am: Golden Crown left.

Noon: HMW Pickle sailed.

One rating discharged to shore for signal tower duty.


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7 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

Mersey detailed for guard and medical guard duty.

8.03am: HMS Minerva arrived.

4.05pm: SS Montrose left.


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8 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.98, Long 39.72

7.15am: HMW Pickle arrived.

9.15am: General drill. Exercised collision and fire stations, abandon ship and out bower anchor.

5.50pm: Discharged one native interpreter to Pickle for passage.

6.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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9 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.20am: HMS Thistle arrived.

8.05am: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.0am: Thistle sailed.


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10 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.05pm: HMW Fly arrived.

6.0pm: Two ratings joined from signal tower.


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11 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.0pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

Discharged two ratings to Hyacinth. One rating joined from same.

5.50pm: HS Ebani arrived.


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12 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.0pm: SS Salamis sailed.

Discharged two ratings to HMS Hyacinth. One rating joined from same.

2.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived. Hyacinth sailed.


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13 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.10am: SS Barjora arrived.

8.0am: HMW Fly sailed.

10.10am: Barjora and HMHS Ebani left.


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14 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.30am: SS Pemba arrived.

6.20pm: Two military officers and two native servants joined.


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15 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.25am: SS Montrose arrived.

7.50am: Discharged two officers and their servants to HMW Salamander.

8.0am: Salamander sailed.

2.35pm: HMS Minerva sailed.


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16 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.05am: SS Tuna with lighter in tow and HMS Challenger arrived.

7.10am: HMW Charon arrived.

11.10am: Challenger left.

11.15am: One rating joined ship.

3.05pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

3.15pm: SS Pemba left.

10.0pm: Tuna left.


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17 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.30am: HMW Salamander left.

5.20pm: SS Montrose left.

5.40pm: SS Chow Tai arrived.


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18 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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19 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.55pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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20 October 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: HMS Challenger arrived.

6.50am: Challenger sailed.

8.0am: HMW Salamander left.


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21 October 1917

Lindi to Kiswere.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8

7.05am: HMS Thistle arrived.

8.09am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.30am: SS Salamis passed southward.

4.10pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

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22 October 1917

Kiswere to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.32am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: HMW Echo passed southward.

8.55am: SS Barjora with lighter in tow passed southward.

12.28pm; Came alongside collier Dailwen and made fast.

Ships in harbour: HMS’ Challenger, Severn, SS Hymettus (A1), City of York and Dailwen.

Sent land compass and tripod to Challenger, received mails, provisons and eng. stores.

Six boxes of 4.7” ammunition sent to Severn.

3.0pm: HMS Severn and SS City of York left.

4.20pm: Discharged one rating to Challenger.


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23 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.35am: SS Salamis arrived. Received mails from her.

8.35am: HMS Minerva arrived.

1.05pm: HMW Salamander left.

4.45pm: SS Hymettus left.


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24 October 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Samaya I.

Lat -8.8, Long 39.7

Coaling from Dailwen, received 49 tons.

7.07am: SS Pemba arrived.

9.05am: SS Ingoma arrived.

9.14am: Cast off and proceeded.

12.45pm: SS Tuna passed south.

1.25pm: HMW Salamander passed south.

6.50pm: Anchored off Samaya I.


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25 October 1917

Samaya I. to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.48pm: Anchored off Niororo I.

6.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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26 October 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

10.0am: Tug Stork passed steering north.

1.03pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Ships in harbour: HMWs Pickle and Childers, SS’ Dailwen, Manica, Stork, Khalifa, Thysa, Tan Sang and Havre.

2.50pm: HMHS Dunluce Castle arrived.

3.0pm: Received 8 tons of coal from lighter.


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27 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.30am: SS Tan Sang left, HMW Fly arrived.

10.10am: Childers and Fly left.

12.15pm: Stork sailed.

12.35pm: Collier Erlesburgh arrived.

1.15pm: Dailwen sailed.


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28 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

5.50am: HMW Fly arrived.

9.0am: SS Dailwen arrived.

11.05am: Fly left towing lighter.

2.0pm: One rating joined from hospital.

3.50pm: SS Manica left.

11.0pm: Coal lighter alongside.


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29 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

Coaling ship from lighters both sides, native labour, received 180 tons.

5.40am: SS Dailwen left.

7.45am: HMHS Herefordshire (the first of four Bibby Line ships of this name, 1905, 7,182 tons, scrapped 1934) arrived.

9.55am: HS Dongola arrived.

12.45pm: SS Rajput arrived.

1.45pm: SS Eastern arrived. HMHS Ebani passed north.

1.55pm: Stork arrived.

2.0pm: Dongola sailed.

6.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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30 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.0am: SS Pemba arrived.

8.0am: Stork left with lighter.

9.15am: SS Crimée arrived.

10.55am: HMW Salamander sailed.

11.15am: Erlesburgh sailed.

11.40am: SS Clan McLaren arrived.

1.10pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

5.50pm: Cable SS Sherard Osborn arrived.

6.0pm: SS Montrose sailed.

10.55pm: Pemba left.


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31 October 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.20am: SS Eastern left. HMHS Ebani arrived.

9.30am: SS Taroba arrived.

1.40pm: Ebani left.

2.25pm: French mail SS Crimée left.

3.10pm: HMW Fly arrived. Received 25 cases wine.

5.30pm: SS Cupid arrived.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Zanzibar, Kilwa and Lindi)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49192, signed Lt Heanley and Cdr LG Garbett.

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1 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

10.0am: HMS Minerva arrived.

1.30pm: Discharged two Seedie boys to shore.

1.50pm: Stork arrived with lighter.

2.0pm: Lt/Cdr Moncrieffe left on leave.

Received from Minerva one case of firebricks, two cases of medical stores, six iron plates and one case of comforts.

3.30pm: SS Rajput sailed.

4.45pm: One rating discharged to Minerva.

9.50pm: Stork left.


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2 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

6.30am: Salamander passed through from south to north.

9.0am: Naval court commenced sitting.

9.20am: Received one case of spirits.

Noon: Court adjourned.

12.50pm: SS Barjora arrived.

1.15pm: Court resumed.

4.0pm: Received stores for HMS’ Lunka and Severn.

8.0pm: Two officers and one marine joined from HMS Minerva for passage.


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3 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.1, Long 39.2

7.30am: HMS Minerva left with SS Havre in tow.

10.05am: HMHS Herefordshire left.

10.15am: Naval Court resumed sitting.

10.30am: HMW Pickle sailed.

Noon: Court adjourned.

1.15pm: Stork arrived with lighter.

1.45pm: Court resumed.

2.30pm: Naval court dispersed.

3.20pm: HMHS Dongola arrived.

3.30pm: Cable SS Sherard Osborn left.

4.05pm: SS Clan Maclaren left.

4.45pm: One seedie boy discharged to RNB, two joined from shore.

5.10pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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4 November 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

Noon: SS Montrose passed bound south.


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5 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.3, Long 39.5

4.08am: Anchored.

5.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.15pm: Read warrant No 45.

5.55pm: Anchored.


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6 November 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.57am: Made fast to SS Erlesburgh at Kilwa Kisiwani.

In harbour: HMS’ Minerva, Echo and Lunka, SS’ Salamis, Erlesburgh, Hong Wan I, Havre and Bechuana.

Coaling, received 90 tons.


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7 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.11pm: HS Ebani arrived.

4.45pm: Ebani sailed.

4.55pm: HMS Lunka sailed.


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8 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

5.57am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45am: SS Salamis passed south.

3.0pm: Anchored.


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9 November 1917

Kiswere.

Lat -9.42, Long 39.6

1.45pm: SS Salamis passed to the north.


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10 November 1917

Kiswere to Lindi

Lat -9.8, Long 39.8

5.28am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.34am: Stopped and sent boat to HMW Childers.

SS Salamis passed south.

11.20am: HMHS Vita passed south.

1.30pm: Obs. HMS Lunka and a whaler to SSE.

3.52pm: Anchored.

In Harbour: HMS Severn, HMS Lunka, HMHS Vita, SS Pemba.

4.40pm: Lt Peters RNR joined ship.

8.0pm: Lunka left.


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11 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.40am: HMS Severn sailed.

9.45am: SS Tuna left.

11.20am: SS Salamis sailed.

12.15pm: HMHS Vita sailed. (Recorded as Bita in the log)


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12 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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13 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: HMHS Ebani arrived. (Recorded as Albani in the log)

6.50am: SS Cyrena arrived in outer anchorage.

8.10am: HMW Fly arrived.

10.0am: Fly left.

12.15pm: Cyrena moved to inner anchorage, piloted by Lt (N).

1.15pm: HMS Lunka arrived.

1.32pm: Lunka sailed.

3.50pm: HMW Pickle arrived.


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14 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.50am: SS Mafia arrived.

8.25am: HMW Pickle sailed.

8.45am: HMS Minerva arrived.

9.45am: HMHS Vita arrived.


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15 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.15am: SS Pemba arrived.

4.30pm: SS Kintail arrived.

4.35pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

6.0pm: SS Barjora arrived.


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16 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.15am: HMS Lunka arrived.

9.30am: Lunka sailed.

4.10pm: HMW Fly arrived.

8.45pm: Surgeon and armed guard sent to SS Mafia at Master's request.

9.0pm: Guard returned with two men under arrest.


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17 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.0am: HMW Pickle sailed.

12.05pm: HMW Fly left.

11.0am: One stoker discharged to Fly.

4.0pm: SS Tuna arrived.

4.25pm: SS Mafia sailed.


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18 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.05pm: SS Chow Tai arrived.


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19 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.40am: SS Hymettus arrived.

12.06pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

2.0pm: SS Montrose arrived, anchored and grounded on sand bank.

4.10pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.0pm: 13 bags of mail received from Hymettus for the SNO, sent to SS Pemba.

6.0pm: Montrose swung clear and shifted berth.


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20 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: SS Kintail left.

7.30am: HMHS Vita arrived.

10.0am: HMW Salamander left.

10.10am: HMS Thistle left.

4.40pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

5.10pm: SS Tuna sailed.


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21 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.40am: HMHS Vita sailed.

6.10am: HMS Minerva left.

11.15am: SS Salamis arrived.

2.40pm: SS Bechuana arrived.

5.15pm: SS Montrose proceeded.


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22 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.25am: SS Fook-Sang arrived.

8.0am: SS Tuna arrived. SS Salamis left.

4.50pm: HMW Fly arrived.


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23 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.0am: SS Tuna left.

8.10pm: SS Kintail arrived.

8.50am: SS Fook Sang left.

3.30pm: One Lg Seaman discharged to NTO Lindi. One rating joined ship.

3.50pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

6.05pm: Discharged Lt Peters to hospital.


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24 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.10am: SS Barjora left.

One rating joined ship

8.0am: HMW Fly left.

8.45am: SS Bechuana proceeded up river.

Noon: HMW Salamander left.

12.30pm: HMHS Vita arrived.

1.15pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

5.10pm: Discharged one Ldg Seaman to Minerva.

7.30pm: HMHS Ebani arrived.


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25 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.30am: SS Salamis arrived.

6.40am: HMS Minerva left.

10.45am: HMHS Vita left.


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26 November 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.50am: SS Montrose arrived.

11.25am: HS Ebani left.

1.40pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

6.02pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0pm: Passed SS Pemba steering south.


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27 November 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.25am: Came alongside collier Sutton Hall and made fast.

In harbour: HMS Severn, SS’ Clan MacPhee, Sutton Hall and Fook Sang.

11.10am: HMW Fly left.


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28 November 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Coaling from Sutton Hall, received 175 tons

6.30am: SS Kintail arrived.

7.0am: SS Cressington Coast arrived.

8.35am: SS Pemba arrived.

10.30am: SS Clan Macphee sailed.

1.05pm: HMW Fly arrived.

2.15pm: SS Cressington Court left.

6.16pm: Cast off and proceeded.


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29 November 1917

At sea to and at Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

11.15am: Anchored.

One rating joined from Simonstown hospital, two from HMS Challenger.

Received confidential books from HMS Thistle.

2.25pm: Challenger left.

3.45pm: SS Salamis left.

5.45pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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30 November 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.40am: HMS Thistle left.

6.05am: HMW Salamander sailed.

7.40am: SS Kintail arrived.

Commenced survey of harbour, captain and party erecting markers.

1.40pm: SS Montrose left.

9.35am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

3.40pm: HMW Charon arrived.

5.0pm: Mid. Evans, sick, joined from Charon.

Extra issues: No. of persons 4602 Sugar 172 lbs, Chocolate 57 lbs, Lime juice 143 lbs :


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Surveying Lindi harbour and bay and Kilwa Kisiwani)


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Cover, Adm. 53/49193, signed by by Cdr LG Garbett.

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1 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.15am: HMHS Ebani sailed.

5.30am: SS Pemba sailed.

6.0am: HMW Charon left.

6.0am: Captain and party measuring base for survey.

6.15am: SS Cyrena left.

6.20am: HMS Lunka arrived.

8.0am: HMHS Dongola and Charon arrived.

8.0am: HMW Salamander sailed.

8.20am: One rating discharged to Lunka.

3.15pm: SS Hymettus sailed.

4.0pm: Lunka left.

5.35pm: HMHS Vita arrived.

8.0pm: Landed concert party.

10.30pm: Concert party returned.


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2 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Sunday routine.


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3 December 1917

(Incorrectly November in log)

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12.10am: HMHS Dongola sailed.

5.30am: HMHS Vita left.

7.30am: Captain and party triangulating.

2.30pm: HMW Echo and tug Ulundi arrived.

4.0pm: SS Kintail left.


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4 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.55am: SS Salamis arrived.

7.30am: Captain and party triangulating.

9.15am: HMW Charon sailed.

10.10am: HMW Echo left.

2.10pm: SS Chow Tai left.

2.35pm: SS Umtata arrived.


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5 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.40pm: HMS Charon arrived.

2.20pm: SS Pemba arrived.


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6 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.15am: Captain and party sounding harbour.

7.0am: SS Tuna and SS Kintail arrived.

9.25am: SS Hymettus arrived.

2.45pm: HMHS Ebani arrived.

3.40pm: Discharged to hospital S. Payr. Goodman and Surgeon Bostock.

5.20pm: SS Pemba sailed.


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7 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.50am: SS Umtata sailed.

7.0am: Captain and party sounding harbour for survey.

7.55am: HMS Challenger arrived.

One rating discharged to Challenger, one joined from same.

2.30pm: HMS Echo arived.

4.30pm: HMS Challenger sailed.

5.23pm: SS Barjora arrived.

5.30pm: SS Tuna sailed,

6.10pm: HMHS Ebani left.


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8 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Two ABs discharged to HMW Echo.

Lt Chapman left ship for HMW Charon.

7.0am: HMS Lunka arrived.

7.30am: Echo sailed.

8.0am: Captain and party sounding harbour for survey.

8.05am: Charon left.

8.45am: Lunka sailed.

2.15pm: Echo returned.


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9 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.0am: SS Salamis sailed.

11.0am: SS Hymettus left.


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10 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: Captain and party sounding harbour for survey.

7.50am: HS Dongola arrived.

10.05am: SS Kintail and HS Vita left.

10.20am: Dongola left.

12.30pm: SS Salamis arrived.

3.30pm: SS Huntscliffe arrived.

4.30pm: HMW Childers arrived.

4.35pm: Staff Paymaster Goodman and Surgeon Bostock rejoined from hospital.

5.15pm: Huntscliffe left.

6.25pm: Two ratings rejoined from HMW Echo.


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11 December 1917


Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: Motor boat away with survey party.

2.05pm: SS Salamis sailed.


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12 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.30am: HMS Lunka arrived.

8.50am: SS Montrose arrived.

9.35am: One bag of mails sent to Lunka per Bajune

12.40pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

2.20pm: SS Chow Tai arrived.


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13 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.45am: HMW Charon arrived.

7.25am: HMW Echo sailed.

8.35am: HMS Challenger left.

1.12pm: SS Barjora sailed.

1.15pm: SS Bechuana arrived from up river.

3.0pm: SS Tuna arrived

4.05pm: HMHS Vita arrived.

4.30pm: Echo came down river and anchored.

One rating joined ship.


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14 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.15am: Mid. Evans discharged to whaler Charon.

9.20am: Charon left.

Captain and party surveying Ekopapa anchorage.

4.20pm: HMHS Vita sailed.

4.07pm: HMW Echo arrived.

7.25pm: HMW Charon arrived.


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15 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.25am: HMS Charon sailed.

9.25am: HMHS Ebani arrived.

3.0pm: HMW Echo left.

3.40pm: SS Tuna sailed.

5.05pm: SS Montrose sailed.

7.45pm: Echo returned.


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16 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.20am: HMW Echo sailed.

5.25am: HMHS Ebani left.

2.53pm: SS Barjora arrived.

3.10pm: SS Chow Tai left.


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17 December 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.30am: Motor boat and survey party away.

One rating joined ship.

5.45am: SS Barjora sailed.

5.45am: HMW Charon arrived.

6.50am: HMHS Dongola arrived.

8.10am: HMW Pickle arrived.

10.20am: Dongola left.

12.30pm: Pickle left.

One rating discharged to Charon.

8.15pm: Charon proceeded.


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18 December 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.30am: HMS Severn arrived.

2.04pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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19 December 1917

At sea to and at Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.45am: Made fast alongside collier Sutton Hall.

Coaling, received 105 tons.

Lt Chapman returned on board.

Lost overboard by accident; Belts, life, cork, duck covered, 2 in No. (One hopes that they didn’t sink)


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20 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.45pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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21 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.15pm: SS Mafia arrived.

2.30pm: HMS Thistle arrived and went alongside collier.


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22 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.10am: SS Salamis arrived.

8.15am: Salamis sailed.

12.20pm: HMS Lunka left.

5.05pm: HMS Thistle left.


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23 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.05am: SS Sutton Hall sailed.

10.40am: SS Montrose arrived.

4.20pm: HMW Fly arrived.

5.10pm: Fly and SS Montrose sailed.


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24 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.03pm: SS Clan Macphee arrived.


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25 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.10am: SS Mafia sailed.

5.50am: SS Cressington Court left with lighter in tow.

8.45am: SS Barjora arrived.

4.15pm: SS Clan Macphee sailed.


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26 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.10pm: Read warrant No 46.

6.25pm: HMW Charon arrived.

7.30pm: Landed concert party.

One rating left for Charon, one joined from same.

10.0pm: Charon left.

11.0pm: Concert party returned.


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27 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.12am: SS Barjora sailed.


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28 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55


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29 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.02am: SS Clan Macphee arrived.

1.40pm: Clan MacPhee sailed.


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30 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.55am: HMS Severn arrived.

4.30pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.0pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

8.55pm: Salamander sailed.


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31 December 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.45am: HMT Ingoma arrived.

9.50am: Officers and petty officers of relief crew joined ship.

10.50am: Made fast alongside Ingoma and commenced embarking relief crew.

11.0am: Recommissioned ship.

2.45pm: SS Bechuana arrived.


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