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Cruiser, ex-Armoured Cruiser, Devonshire-class

Pendant Nos. 38 (1914), 53 (1.18), N.19 (4.18). Launched 30.4.04 Chatham DY. 10,850 tons, 473(oa), 450(pp)x68x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-7.5in, 6-6in, 2-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 6in sides, 2in deck, 6in guns. Crew: 655. 3rd CS Grand Fleet 1914-16, North America & West Indies 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Preston and Barrow. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 7/10/03, sold for BU 8/11/21, was serving in 3rd Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Fleet until paid off in March 1907. Recommissioned in 2nd CS, Atlantic Fleet in June 1907; reduced to 3rd Division, Home Fleet in April 1909. Transferred to 2nd Fleet at Devonport in March 1912 and was flagship 5th CS to outbreak of war. Went to Cape Verde in August 1914, capturing a German merchantman on the 24th. To Montevideo in October 1914. Led cruisers during Battle of Falklands on 12 December. Tore her bottom plating on a shoal near the Abrolhos Rocks in February 1916 and had to be repaired at Rio de Janeiro. Served on North America and West Indies Station from March 1915 to November 1918. Cadets' TS from 1919 until put on sale list in March 1921. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARNARVON 1913-1918
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

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

LOGS FOR JULY 1913


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LOG of HMS CARNARVON

Commanded by Captain Harry L d’E Skipwith

FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing 1st day of July 1913

Ending 22nd day of June 1914


Tonnage (Displacement): 10800

Extreme Length: 473ft

Extreme Breadth: 68ft


ENGINES: Manufacturer: Humphrey’s Tennant [Humphrys, Tennant and Co]

IHP: 20500

Description: Triple Expansion 4 Cylinder Vertical Inverted surface condensing


BOILERS: Manufacturer: Humphrey Tennant

Description: 12 Niclausse LT 6 Cylindrical return tube

When made: 1903

When put in Vessel: 1904


SCREW PROPELLERS: Manufacturer: Humphrey Tennant

Description: 3 blades Admiralty Pattern Manganese Bronze


Signed: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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Establishment of Ship’s Company – Full Complement

Officers: 32

Seamen: 224

Boys: 32

Marines: 83

Engine-room establishment: 224

Other Non-executive ratings: 80

Total: 675


ARMAMENT

Position/Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings:

Forecastle: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Quarter Deck: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Upper Deck Starboard: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Upper Deck Port: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Upper Deck: Two 6-inch guns in Casemates

Main Deck: Four 6-inch guns in Casemates


Torpedo Armament:

2 Submerged Tubes 18-inch

2 Sets of Dropping gear 14-inch


BAROMETER

Mercurial or Aneroid: Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: Adie 533

Height of cistern above sea: 10ft


Thermometers for Air Temperature:

Position in Ship: Port side of Chart House Fore Bridge

Whether in screen: Yes


Thermometer for Sea Temperature:

Maker and No: Hicks 340


Position of Standard Compass:

On top of Chart House Fore Bridge


BOATS

1 56ft Picket Boat

1 40ft Steam Pinnace

2 32ft Cutters

1 30ft Cutter

1 26ft Cutter

1 42ft Launch

1 36ft Pinnace

1 32ft Gig

1 27ft Whaler

1 16ft Skiff

1 13.5ft Balsa Raft


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION


Draught of water with Bunkers full, and complete with Provisions, Stores and Water: Forward 26ft 0in, Aft 26ft 3in


Load draught: Forward 25ft 0in, Aft 25ft 6in


Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch: 50


Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton): (a) At load draught: [left blank]; (b) With Bunkers full: 1750; (c) In places other than Bunkers: Nil


Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried: 237 Tons


Quantity of Water carried: (a) For Boilers: 160 Tons; (b) For Drinking: 61 Tons


Signed: Harry Skipwith, Captain; T A Williams, Navigating Officer



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARNARVON
Operations in home waters

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1 July 1913

At Devonport (No 7 Wharf)

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship

8.00am: Hauled down Rear Admiral’s Flag

9.00am: Discharged 5 Ratings to WARRIOR, 1 to ATTENTIVE, 1 to EXMOUTH

10.00am: Hands employed painting Mess Deck & painting down aloft

11.15am: 11 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined

12.30pm: Hands employed painting Mess Deck & painting down aloft

1.30pm: Youths at Instruction, Gunner Training Class at 6-inch gun drill

1.45pm: Discharged 1 Rating to DONEGAL

3.00pm: Landed party for docking the ANDROMEDA

4.00pm: Gave leave to 1 & 2 Watches

6.15pm: 1 Rating joined from DONEGAL

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 97

Sick list 11


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2 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.30am: ACTIVE sailed

1.10pm: Discharged 4 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 10


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3 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed Marines for drill

1.00pm: Paid weekly money & Issued soap & tobacco to the ship’s company

4.35pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.00pm: ACTIVE arrived

Sick list 10


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4 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.05pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer joined from Depot

3.30pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 98

Sick list 12

[Page signed E E Smith (Lieut Eugene E Smith RNR, per Royal Navy List August 1913]


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5 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 12


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6 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics, Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.30am: Performed Divine Service. SAPPHIRE’s Church of England party attended

Sick list 12


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7 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.40am: Landed Dockyard parties

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Bandmaster & Musicians to the LANCASTER

4.00pm: Dockyard parties returned

Sick list 14

[Page signed E E Smith]


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8 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.05am: Hands employed getting in Ammunition

1.15pm: 2 Ratings joined from Depot & 1 from INDUS

6.45pm: Mr North, Sub Lieut, joined the ship

Sick list 7


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9 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.45am: ACTIVE sailed

7.50am: Provision lighter came alongside

Hands employed provisioning ship & preparing for coaling

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.28pm: Coal Lighter C70 came alongside

4.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

Sick list 4


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10 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.15am: After part commenced coaling

7.40pm: Coal lighter C65 came alongside

8.20am: Fore part commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

2.55pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 695 Tons

4.45pm: Coal lighter left. Lost overboard by accident: Shovels 5 in No; Sacks 2 Cwt 1 in No

Sick list 2

[Page signed E E Smith]


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11 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Hoisted Rear Admiral’s Flag

9.45am: Landed Funeral party

11.00am: INDEFATIGABLE arrived

1.50pm: Paid weekly money to ship’s company

3.35pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2


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12 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Sent divers to DIANA to examine under water fittings

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.40pm: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list Nil


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13 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.20am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.20am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list Nil

[Page signed E E Smith]


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14 July 1913

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.50pm: CONQUEROR sailed

2.00pm: 4 Engine Room Artificers joined from INDUS

2.30pm: INDEFATIGABLE sailed

5.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 99 & 100

Sick list Nil


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15 July 1913

From Devonport to Grimsby

Lat 50.18, Long -3.92

6.35am: Discharged 30 Royal Naval Reserve Ratings to the CAESAR

7.00am: Discharged 16 boys to the EXMOUTH & 9 boys to TALBOT

7.35am: 160 Ratings joined the ship

8.45am: 5 Ratings joined from INDUS & 8 Ratings from DEFIANCE & 15 Royal Marine Light Infantry from Stonehouse

9.15am: Slipped & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite, King’s Harbour Master, Sound, in charge

10.05am: Stopped. King’s Harbour Master, Sound, left.

10.25am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

10.30am: LANCASTER took station astern

1.13pm: Start Point abeam 3 miles

5.28pm: Portland Lighthouse abeam

9.05pm: St Catherine’s Light abeam 6 miles. Exercised Search Lights

9.48pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 1


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16 July 1913

From Devonport to Grimsby

Lat 51.63, Long 1.7

3.46am: Beachy Head abeam 6 miles

5.00am: Sighted 5th Battleship Squadron on port bow

8.00am: Varne Light Vessel abeam 3.25 miles

12.10pm: Kentish Knock Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles

12.56pm: Long Sand Light Vessel abeam 2.25 miles

Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

4.26pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Altered course 8 points to Starboard. Let go life buoys. Full speed astern. Picked up life buoys

6.57pm: Newarp Light Vessel abeam 2.4 miles

8.10pm: Would Light S70W 9 cables

Sick list 10

[Page signed E E Smith]


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17 July 1913

From Devonport to Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

3.35am: Spurn Light abeam 1 mile

5.10am: Stopped

5.11am: Let go Port Bower. Let go Starboard Bower

Hands employed preparing for Coaling

12.04pm: Collier VICTOR came alongside

1.30pm: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

6.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 267 tons

6.30pm: Collier left

7.15pm: 1 Rating joined from TALBOT

7.30pm: Lost overboard by accident Sacks Coal 2 Cwt, 3 in No

Sick list 14


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18 July 1913

At Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to ship’s company

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 17


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19 July 1913

At Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

Sick list 15

[Page signed E E Smith]


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20 July 1913

At Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

8.30am: Landed Church parties

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 12


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21 July 1913

At Grimsby

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

7.00am: Housed topmast (140ft)

9.30am: Swayed up topmast

4.00pm: Hands scrub and wash clothes

5.35pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to the shore

Sick list 16


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22 July 1913

From Grimsby to Spurn Head, or at Spurn Head

Lat 53.58, Long -0.08

10.00am: Hands employed preparing for sea. Examined & overhauled Coaling gear, ditto correct

4.00pm: Unmoored

4.34pm: Weighed Starboard anchor

5.35pm: Weighed

5.47pm: Proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite with 5th & 6th Cruiser Squadrons in company, Single Line ahead

6.57pm: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

Sick list 16

[Page signed E E Smith]


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23 July 1913

From The Humber to Manoeuvres

Lat 54.02, Long 0.84

3.15am: SPANKER arrived & anchored

7.30am: Cleared ship for action

Received Wireless Telegraph “Take up War Stations”

8.30am: Weighed. Turned to SE’S

8.55am: Proceeded. Course as requisite. Single Line ahead with 5th & 6th Cruiser Squadrons

9.28am: Spurn Light Vessel N11W 4 cables

9.34am: Spurn Light Vessel S84W 1 mile. Opened 5 cables apart

1.30pm: Hands at War Routine

4.23pm: Received Wireless Telegraph, War declared between Red & Blues

5.07pm: Sounded 13 fathoms

5.20pm: Closed to 2.5 cables

5.27pm: Put over Fog buoy

6.21pm: Hauled in Fog buoy

9.00pm: Darkened ship

9.10pm: Hands to Night defence stations

Sick list 13


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24 July 1913

From The Humber to Manoeuvres

Lat 57.15, Long 3.75

3.00am: Put over Fog buoy

4.10am: Sounded 40 fathoms

10.26am: Spread 2 miles apart on the beam

10.44am: LANCASTER reported Battle Cruiser

10.46am: Cruiser N30E

10.49am: Closed

10.52am: Cruiser answered demand. Battle Cruiser LION

10.53am: Opened 1 mile apart

11.50am: Opened out 3 miles

12.00 noon: Commenced altering course for submarines every quarter hour 2 points each side of course ESE

3.30pm: Altered course every quarter 2 points each side of WNW

4.06pm: Altered course to S22E to take station 8 degrees East from GOOD HOPE

6.15pm: Closed 2 miles apart

8.10pm: Stopped altering course for submarines

11.10pm: Formed Single line ahead. Put over Fog buoy

Sick list 13


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25 July 1913

From The Humber to Manoeuvres

Lat 56.68, Long 4.25

8.00am: Opened out 5 cables

9.05am: Closed to 2.5 cables

10.10am: Hauled in Fog buoy

1.00pm: Commenced altering course 2 points either side of S13W every 15 minutes to avoid submarines

7.00pm: Closed to 1 mile apart on DRAKE

8.22pm: Formed Single Line ahead 1 mile apart

Sick list 13

[Page signed E E Smith]


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26 July 1913

From The Humber to Manoeuvres

Lat 55.22, Long 2.64

Midnight: Closed 5 cables

6.05am: Sighted 2 Cruisers N83W

6.35am: Sighted 3 Battle Ships & DUBLIN N83W & 2 Battle Cruisers S80W

7.10am: Formed on line abreast South from CARNARVON

8.08am: Closed 2.5 cables

9.25am: Spread on line bearing N60E 2 miles apart

10.15am: Spread 4 miles apart

10.35am: DRAKE & KING ALFRED reduced to 10 knots, proceeded to Queensferry

2.51pm: Closed to 2 miles apart

4.00pm: Commenced altering course 2 points either side of N20E every quarter hour for submarines

6.00pm: Stopped altering course for submarines. Formed Single Line ahead 5 cables apart

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Exercised Night defence

Sick list 17


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27 July 1913

From The Humber to Manoeuvres

Lat 55.9, Long 2.12

4.30am: GOOD HOPE took station 4 miles on Port beam & LANCASTER 4 miles on Starboard beam

5.30am: Commenced altering course for submarines 2 points either side of S56W at quarter hour intervals

7.45am: KING ALFRED rejoined

9.42am: Ships opened out 6 miles apart

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

3.00pm: Closed to 4 miles on KING ALFRED

7.30pm: Stopped altering course for submarines. Formed Single Line ahead 5 cables apart

8.30pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Hands to Night Defence stations

Sick list 13


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28 July 1913

From Manoeuvres to The Humber, or off Grimsby

Lat 54.15, Long 0.28

2.00am: Received Wireless Telegraph “Operations at an End”

12.29pm: Sounded

12.40pm: Sounded

2.11pm: Spurn Light Vessel abeam 4 cables

2.55pm: Stopped

2.56pm: Let go Starboard Bower. Let go Port Bower

Hands employed preparing for Coaling

6.00pm: Collier SIR FRANCIS came alongside

Sick list 14

[Page signed E E Smith]


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29 July 1913

At Spurn Roads

[Lat 53.6, Long 0.1 estimated]

2.45am: SPANKER arrived

3.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

4.00am: Commenced coaling

4.20am: DRAKE arrived

Hands employed coaling ship

4.55pm: LEANDER arrived

5.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 790 tons

6.47pm: Collier SIR FRANCIS left

Lost overboard by accident, Shovel

7.05pm: TALBOT arrived

7.20pm: 7th Flotilla arrived

Sick list 11


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30 July 1913

At Spurn Roads

[Lat 53.6, Long 0.1 estimated]

8.55am: SUFFOLK & DONEGAL arrived

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

3.00pm: SKIPJACK sailed

3.30pm: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor

6.15pm: ST GEORGE arrived

7.00pm: BERWICK arrived

7.10pm: MOY, TEVIOT & ARUN arrived

8.00pm: 9th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla arrived

9.40pm: BONAVENTURE & 6 submarines, HEBE & 1 Torpedo Boat Destroyer arrived

Sick list 14


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31 July 1913

From Spurn Roads to Manoeuvres

Lat 55.03, Long 1.72

5.40am: Weighed

5.50am: Proceeded. Course as requisite 11 knots with LANCASTER

6.36am: SOUTHAMPTON, DUBLIN & CHATHAM joined took station on port beam

10.30am: Overhauled & repaired Coaling gear

War Routine

8.25pm: Darkened ship

8.48pm: Hands to Night defence

Sick list 15

[Page signed E E Smith]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1913


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1 August 1913

From The Humber to Manoeuvres

Lat 55.63, Long 2.07

10.45am: DUBLIN, SOUTHAMPTON & CHATHAM taking station on Starboard beam

11.55am: Sighted Cruiser S65W

12.07pm: Cruiser (SHANNON)

12.55pm: Sighted 4 Transports N53W. Course as requisite for engaging Transports & light Cruisers & Destroyers

2.50pm: Sighted 4 Torpedo Boat Destroyers (out of action)

3.25pm: Sighted 2 Light Cruisers (BRISTOL & LIVERPOOL out of action)

4.00pm: Sighted DEVONSHIRE ahead

4.30pm: Sighted 2 Cruisers on Port Bow

4.44pm: Two cruisers (ANTRIM & ROXBURGH)

6.10pm: Sighted 2 Cruisers N35E

6.50pm: Cruisers WARRIOR & CUMBERLAND

7.41pm: Sighted NEPTUNE S83E

7.48pm: Operations at an End

Sick list 19


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2 August 1913

From Manoeuvres to Plymouth

Lat 52.66, Long 2.32

8.05am: Swarte Bank Light Vessel S18E

8.15am: Swarte Bank Light Vessel abeam 2 miles

11.45am: Smith’s Knoll abeam 4 miles

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.32pm: Outer Gabbard Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

7.21pm: East Goodwin abeam 1.25 miles

9.25pm: Dungeness abeam 2 miles

11.14pm: Royal Sovereign [Light Vessel] abeam 2.4 miles

Sick list 18


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3 August 1913

From Manoeuvres to Plymouth, or at Cawsand Bay

Lat 50.17, Long -3.54

3.49am: St Catherine’s abeam 7 miles

4.31am: LANCASTER took station astern 4 cables

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

12.02pm: Sighted Start Lighthouse N27W

1.40pm: Sighted Eddystone West

1.52pm: Sighted Penlee Point N9E

2.10pm: Course as requisite for Testing War Signal Station

2.19pm: Rame Head challenged

2.55pm: Stopped

3.00pm: Let go Port Bower in Cawsand Bay

5.10pm: CORNWALLIS, COLOSSUS & BELLONA arrived

5.55pm: BELLEROPHON, ARGYLL, COLLINGWOOD & DEVONSHIRE arrived

6.50pm: Weighed, course & speed as requisite

7.10pm: Stopped. Let go Port Bower. Let go Starboard Bower. Moored 0.5 cables North of B berth

Sick list 13

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4 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

6.20am: TEMERAIRE & SKIRMISHER proceeded up harbour

9.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to Depot. Exercised all boats away under oars

10.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

12.30pm: Collier came alongside

1.30pm: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

9.40pm: Finished Coaling. Received 750 tons

Lost overboard by accident Sacks 2 Cwt [blank] in No

Sick list 14


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5 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

5.30am: Collier left

11.45am: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Demobilised Discharged 3 Lieutenants, 1 Sub-Lieutenant & 135 Ratings to Depot, 10 to DEFIANCE,11 to INDUS, 1 to HANNIBAL & 14 Marines to RN Depot Stonehouse

3.00pm: Gave general leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am Monday 11 August

7.25pm: DEFENCE, BERWICK & ROXBURGH proceeded up Harbour

Sick list 3


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6 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

2.10pm: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Depot

2.30pm: 1 Chief Petty Officer, 1 Petty Officer & 57 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined from Depot

3.10pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

3.40pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2

[Page signed E E Smith]


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7 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

1.30pm: Discharged 31 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to the shore

6.25pm: Read Warrants Nos 101, 102

Sick list 2


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8 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

5.00am: DUBLIN arrived

10.40am: EXMOUTH arrived

2.30pm: 2 Ratings joined from Depot

5.30pm: 7 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 2


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9 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

6.00am: LEANDER arrived

10.00am: Discharged 2 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to the shore

1.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot & 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 3

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10 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.30am: Landed Church parties

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 2


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11 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.50am: Starboard Watch returned from long leave

11.00am: ADVENTURE proceeded up harbour

2.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to RN Hospital

Sick list 3


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12 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.52am: Oil Tank came alongside

2.15pm: Oil Tank left

3.20pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

4.00pm: Gave general leave to Port Watch till 7.00am Monday 18 August

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 104, 105, 106 & 107

Sick list 2

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13 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

9.00am: Provision lighter came alongside

Hands employed provisioning ship

12.40pm: Paid weekly money to ship’s company

1.40pm: Provision lighter left

Sick list 3


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14 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.00am: Read Warrant No 103. Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Barracks

Hands employed getting in ammunition

9.00am: Ammunition lighter left

10.20am: DEVONSHIRE proceeded up harbour

Sick list 7


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15 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.00am: Landed Dockyard party

11.30am: Received Life buoy Patent 1500 which was recovered

3.30pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.20pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

Sick list 7

[Page signed E E Smith]


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16 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.50am: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla sailed

1.00pm: DEVONSHIRE anchored in Sound

Sick list 5


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17 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

4:50pm: HIJMS KONGO arrived & secured No 4 buoy

Sick list 5


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18 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.30am: Port Watch returned from long leave

9.00am: Landed Dockyard party

10.56am: 16 boys joined from EXMOUTH

Hands employed preparing for coaling

2.00pm: Discharged 1 rating to TRIUMPH

3.10pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital & 1 rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

4.40pm: 4 Chief Stokers joined from the SKIRMISHER

Sick list 6

[Page signed E E Smith]


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19 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.40am: Coal lighter came alongside

8.20am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Depot

Hands employed coaling ship

11.35am: Discharged 14 Engine Room ratings to Depot

12.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Lost by accident Coal bags 2 Cwt 5 in No

4.30pm: 1 Rating joined

5.30pm: 9 Ratings joined from Depot

5.30pm: SUFFOLK anchored in Cawsand bay

8.15pm: ROYAL OAK secured No 1 Buoy

Sick list 6


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20 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

9.50am: ROYAL OAK left in tow of Tugs

12.30pm: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Depot

1.25pm: DEVONSHIRE sailed

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.20pm: Discharged 3 ratings to CRESCENT

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 108

4.15pm: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer to Depot

5.10pm: CRESCENT sailed

Sick list 7


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21 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.35am: SUFFOLK, LANCASTER & WARRIOR proceeded up Harbour

10.30am: Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to ship’s company

1.10pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Discharged 5 Ratings to Depot

8.40pm: APOLLO sailed

Sick list 5

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22 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

6.30am: DARTMOUTH sailed

8.00am: Read Warrant No 109. Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Barracks

9.05am: BELLONA sailed & 4th Flotilla

10.30am: Aired bedding

2.10pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer, 1 Chief Petty Officer & 61 Royal Naval Reserve Ratings to CAESAR, 5 Ratings to LANCASTER, 4 to EXMOUTH, 1 to Depot & 2 to DUBLIN

4.15pm: 26 Ratings joined from Depot

4.30pm: ROYAL ARTHUR arrived

Sick list 5


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23 August 1913

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.30am: DARTMOUTH proceeded up harbour

9.30am: Aired night clothing

11.10am: 6 Ratings joined from Depot & 1 rating for passage to Pembroke

2.00pm: Unmoored. Weighed Starboard anchor

4.55pm: Weighed

4.56pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite

5.52pm: Eddystone Lighthouse SE 6.5 cables

6.54pm: Altered course N87W took station N57W 2 miles from QUEEN

10.16pm: Lizard Light N3E

Sick list 2


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24 August 1913

From Plymouth Sound to Milford Haven

Lat 51.7, Long -5.12

0.10am: Runnelstone buoy abeam 2 miles

0.54am: Longships Light abeam 2 miles

7.30am: Took station on Starboard beam of QUEEN 6 cables

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.05am: Formed Single Line ahead

11.13am: Stopped

11.21am: Proceeded. Course as requisite

11.45am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

12.10pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Torpedo Boat 049

2.00pm: Discharged Lieut Tongue RNR to the IMPLACABLE

Sick list 3

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25 August 1913

From Milford Haven to Colonsay

Lat 51.7, Long -5.12

5.30am: Discharged 2 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to Shore

9.30am: Discharged Lieut Dicken to the VENERABLE for passage to Haulbowline Hospital

1.32pm: Weighed

1.47pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite 11 knots. Formed Single Line ahead

2.02pm: St Anne’s [St Ann’s Head] Lighthouse abeam

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for Range Finding Exercise

2.08pm: VENERABLE parted company

4.00pm: Taking station 8 miles ahead of QUEEN

6.50pm: In station

Sick list 6


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26 August 1913

From Milford Haven to Colonsay, or off Colonsay

Lat 55.29, Long -5.93

0.37am: South Stack Light abeam

6.19am: South Rock Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

7.13am: Course & speed as requisite for taking station astern of BULWARK

7.30am: In station

9.16am: Formed Single Line ahead

10.00am: Course as requisite for Range Keeping Exercise

11.15am: Finished Range Finding exercise. Course N’W 11 knots. Single Line ahead

11.50am: Stopped. Sent mails to LIVERPOOL

3.15pm: Course as requisite through Sound of Islay

4.45pm: Parted company. Courses as requisite for anchorage

5.46pm: Stopped

5.49pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 7


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27 August 1913

Off Colonsay

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

8.35am: PRINCE OF WALES shifted berth

9.30am: Exercised control parties Firing .303, aiming at towed Target

1.35pm: Exercised Night defence Stations. Firing .303 at towed Target

9.20pm: Exercised Night defence & Search lights. Firing .303 at towed Target

Sick list 6

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28 August 1913

Off Colonsay

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

9.10am: 15 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined from Liverpool

12.45pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company

1.30pm: Exercised Control parties firing .303 at towed Target

9.00pm: Exercised Night defence & Search lights, firing .303 at towed Target

Sick list 6


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29 August 1913

From Colonsay to Ballachulish, or at Ballachulish

Lat 56.21, Long -6.12

9.12am: Weighed & proceeded

9.30am: Carried out Sub Calibre & 1-inch aiming Rifle practice

11.50am: Finished the practice

11.55am: Stopped. Hoisted in Picket Boat & Target

12.14pm: Proceeded

2.35pm: Lady’s Rock abeam 4.5 cables

4.25pm: Stopped

4.28pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 6


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30 August 1913

At Ballachulish

[Lat 56.7, Long -5.19 estimated]

9.00am: Aired Night Clothing

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer to Shotley Barracks

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 8


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31 August 1913

At Ballachulish

[Lat 56.7, Long -5.19 estimated]

9.30am: Landed Presbyterians

11.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 9



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1913


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1 September 1913

From Ballachulish to Firing & Colonsay, or off Colonsay Island

Lat 56.08, Long -6.35

5.30am: Weighed

5.35am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

5.36am: 75 revs

7.26am: Lady’s Rock E’S 5 cables

8.45am: Stopped. Dropped Pattern III Target

9.08am: Proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite for sub Calibre Firing

10.00am: Lit fires in Barge & Steam Pinnace

11.00am: Fired 2 Auxiliary[?] Gunlayers’ RAYVERNOL towing

11.35am: Finished the practice. Hauled in Pattern III Target

12.35pm: Proceeded N77E 65 revs

1.17pm: Altered course S66E

1.35pm: Course as requisite

1.40pm: Eased 7 knots

1.53pm: Let go Port Bower in 16 fathoms veered 6 shackles

Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Quarters

6.15pm: Discharged 17 Youths to LONDON

7.30pm: Drew fires in Barge

7.45pm: Discharged 22 Youths to BULWARK

10.00pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace

Sick list 9


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2 September 1913

From Colonsay to Towing Target & Firing, or at Colonsay

Lat 56.02, Long -6.65

5.30am: Elevation & Target parties left the ship

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite

9.14am: Stopped

9.20am: Proceeded 76 revs, Course as requisite & speed as requisite towing target

12.53pm: Stopped

1.30pm: Exercised general Quarters. Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite for carrying out No 2 Firing

2.25pm: Finished the practice

4.48pm: Stopped

4.50pm: Let go Starboard Bower

6.40pm: Discharged 6 Boys to FORMIDABLE

8.30pm: Exercised Search lights

Sick list 11


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3 September 1913

From Colonsay to Towing Target, or off Colonsay

Lat 55.83, Long -6.58

6.10am: Weighed

6.16am: Proceeded S60W small Battle Practice Target in Tow

8.32am: Stopped. Hoisted out Pattern III Target

9.06am: Received Pattern VI target from LIVERPOOL

9.35am: Proceeded slow. 3 Targets in Tow, Course & speed as requisite for Officer of Quarters Firing

11.30am: WEYMOUTH carried out Officer of Quarters firing 3 runs

12.30pm: Course & speeds as requisite for Towing Targets. LIVERPOOL carried out Officer of Quarters Firing 3 runs

3.24pm: LIVERPOOL finished

3.45pm: Stopped. Hauled in Targets

4.00pm: Wire fouled the bottom. Employed clearing ditto

4.50pm: Wire cleared, sent Pattern VI to WEYMOUTH. Hoisted in Pattern III

5.36pm: Proceeded, Target in Tow

7.42pm: Stopped

7.46pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 14


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4 September 1913

Off Colonsay

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

5.00am: Torpedo Tubes crews & Torpedo Coxswain preparing for running Torpedoes

7.30am: Fore Guy took charge[?] hoisting out Picket Boat. Main Derrick buckled & dropped Picket Boat across Quarter Deck[?]

9.30am: Hands employed hoisting in & clearing Picket Boat

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

Hands employed salving Picket Boat

2.15pm: 3 ratings rejoined the ship & Discharged 1 rating to the shore

3.00pm: Picket Boat broke in two

5.50pm: LONDON anchored abreast of ship & came alongside & hoisted Fore part of Picket Boat into the Crutches, hoisted Stern part on to Quarter Deck

6.45pm: LONDON left

Sick list 16


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5 September 1913

From Colonsay to Oban, or at Oban

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

11.57am: Weighed

Noon: Proceeded N51E

1.25pm: Course & speed as requisite for preliminary practice for Day Group Firing with aiming rifle at Towed target

3.12pm: Finished the practice. Stopped

3.36pm: Proceeded N48E

4.49pm: Stopped

4.51pm: Let go Port Bower

11.05pm: QUEEN arrived

Sick list 15


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6 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 16


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7 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

8.55am: Landed Roman Catholics & Presbyterians

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

10.50am: Discharged 1 Rating to Sick Quarters

2.00pm: THETIS arrived & anchored

6.45pm: Discharged 8 Ratings to LONDON for overhauling Steam Barge

Sick list 16


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8 September 1913

From Oban to Colonsay

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

5.07am: Weighed. Turned together to N’W

5.22am: Proceeded 65 revs N’W in company with 5th Battle Squadron

6.12am: Parted company with Fleet

6.33am: Course as requisite to keep in touch with Steam Pinnace

8.48am: Stopped off IMPLACABLE

9.56am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite

10.26am: Stopped

10.29am: Let go Port Bower

1.06pm: Weighed

1.10pm: Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite for Day Group Firing with .303 Aiming rifle at Towed Target

3.10pm: Completed the practice

3.30pm: Stopped

3.32pm: Let go Port Bower

4.30pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

Sick list 16


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9 September 1913

From Colonsay to Day Group Firing, or off Colonsay

Lat 56.07, Long -6.73

6.49am: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite

7.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out Day Group Firing

9.50am: Completed the practice

9.55am: Proceeded veered Targets

11.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for Towing targets for IMPLACABLE firing

1.16pm: IMPLACABLE finished firing. Hauled in Targets

3.15pm: Veered Targets

4.15pm: LONDON carried out Day Group Firing

4.48pm: LONDON finished. Eased slow. Hauled in Targets

5.16pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite, Targets in Tow

6.10pm: Stopped

6.13pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 16


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10 September 1913

At Colonsay

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

6.00am: Sent Pattern III Target to BULWARK

6.15am: RAYVERNOL took small Battle Practice target

6.52am: Weighed

6.56am: Proceeded 65 revs Course as requisite

7.50am: Stopped

7.54am: Let go Starboard Bower

11.00am: LIVERPOOL carried out experimental Firing

1.24pm: Weighed & proceeded 52 revs, Course as requisite

2.14pm: Stopped

2.16pm: Let go Port Bower

2.45pm: ENCHANTRESS arrived & anchored

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 111

5.15pm: Weighed & proceeded

5.27pm: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

Sick list 18


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11 September 1913

At Colonsay

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

7.00am: Received 56-foot Steam Pinnace from VENERABLE

7.20am: Sent Steam Pinnace to VENERABLE for overhaul & Discharged 10 ratings to VENERABLE

9.20am: Discharged 2 Carpenter ratings to VENERABLE

9.40am: Exercised Control parties

1.30pm: Exercised Control parties

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Carpenter rating to VENERABLE

7.00pm: VENERABLE sailed

Sick list 19


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12 September 1913

From Colonsay to Oban, or at Oban

[Lat 56.06,Long -6.18 estimated]

8.35am: Recording party left the ship

9.17am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for running Torpedoes

11.00am: Finished the practice 3 runs

11.23am: Stopped

11.26am: Let go Port Bower

12.15pm: Recording party returned from DONEGAL

12.30pm: Weighed

12.36pm: Proceeded Course N64.5E

3.36pm: Stopped

3.39pm: Let go Starboard Bower

9.15pm: LIVERPOOL arrived

9.20pm: Exercised Search lights

Sick list 19


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13 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

9.50am: Discharged 3 Royal Naval Reserve Sick Berth Stewards to shore

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.55pm: Landed Funeral party

3.00pm: 1 Warrant Officer, 5 Petty Officers & 64 Youths joined the ship

4.00pm: Mr Yardley, Midshipman RNR, joined

4.10pm: 4 Carpenter ratings rejoined from VENERABLE

5.20pm: Funeral party returned

Sick list 20


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14 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

10.25am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 21


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15 September 1913

From Oban to Night Firing, or at Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

9.30am: Exercised Night defence Stations

1.05pm: LONDON sailed

1.35pm: BULWARK sailed

3.55pm: Weighed

4.00pm: Proceeded 65 revs, Course as requisite

5.50pm: Stopped, slipped Target. Courses & speeds as required for laying Targets

8.00pm: Exercised Night defence

8.05pm: Course & speeds as requisite for carrying out Night Firing with Sub Calibre & 3-pounder

9.55pm: Finished the practice

10.45pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 21


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16 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite for Weighing Targets

8.00am: Weighed 2 targets. Sent Pattern VI to DONEGAL moving engines as requisite

9.46am: Proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite for Preliminary Battle Practice firing Sub Calibre

10.34am: Stopped, Picked up Targets

10.50pm: Shaped Course N62E

12.35pm: Stopped

12.38pm: Let go Port Bower

Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

4.15pm: Read Warrant No 113

4.40pm: Weighed & proceeded Course & speeds as requisite for Inner Anchorage. Stopped, Let go Port Bower. Let go Starboard Bower. Moored

6.15pm: 4 Ratings rejoined from VENERABLE

8.30pm: Steam Pinnace returned from VENERABLE

Sick list 29


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17 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

5.00am: Hands preparing for Coaling

6.15am: Collier FERNHILL came alongside

7.14am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

Noon: FALMOUTH sailed

3.05pm: WEYMOUTH arrived

3.48pm: Finished [blank] tons. Lost overboard by accident sacks 2 Cwt 1 in No

4.25pm: SS FERNHILL left

Sick list 29


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18 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

7.30am: LIVERPOOL sailed

1.00pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

6.31pm: Sent Steam Barge to LONDON

Sick list 27


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19 September 1913

At Oban

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

11.30am: Scrubbing clean hammocks

5.00pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

Sick list 23


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20 September 1913

From Oban to Lamlash, or at Lamlash

Lat 55.72, Long -5.99

6.40am: Unmoored. Weighed Port Bower

7.20am: Weighed & proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite

7.34am: Stopped

7.50am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

11.00am: Course as requisite through Sound of Islay

11.40am: McArthur [McArthur’s Head] Lighthouse S60E 8 cables

Hands make & mend Clothes

3.10pm: Ship Rock Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

5.49pm: Stopped

5.51pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 21


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21 September 1913

At Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1

8.40am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Divisions. Rear Admiral A [Arthur] Christian inspected the ship

10.05am: Sent Roman Catholics to FORMIDABLE

10.40am: Discharged 1 Chief Petty Officer to the MAINE

10.50am: Performed Divine Service

4.30pm: Sent 2 Carpenter Ratings to CYCLOPS

6.30pm: 20 Ratings joined from DONEGAL

8.00pm: 1 Rating joined from QUEEN

Sick list 18


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22 September 1913

From Lamlash to Firing, or at Lamlash

Lat 55.0, Long -5.32

5.15am: Weighed. Turned to SSE

5.24am: Proceeded 65 revs, Course as requisite 2 cables astern of FORMIDABLE

7.12am: Proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite for taking station as “Intermediate Ship”

7.40am: DONEGAL carried out Battle Practice

9.50am: LONDON carried out Battle Practice

11.05am: FORMIDABLE carried out Battle Practice

Courses & speeds as requisite for “Intermediate Ship”

3.00pm: IMPLACABLE carried out Battle Practice

5.20pm: Finished the practices, shaped course N46E

6.25pm: Stopped. Starboard Engine disabled

6.29pm: Proceeded 96 revs with Port engine

8.10pm: Stopped

8.16pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 16


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23 September 1913

From Lamlash to Sea, or at Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1

4.45am: Sent 8 ratings to CYCLOPS

11.30am: CYCLOPS working party returned

12.10pm: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite

1.18pm: Course as requisite: closing Target

6.40pm: Discharged 20 Stoker Ratings to the DONEGAL

Sick list 13


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24 September 1913

From Lamlash to Sea, or at Lamlash

Lat 55.41, Long -4.98

6.17am: Weighed, Turned to S’E

6.27am: Proceeded 65 revs, Courses as requisite, Single line ahead

6.38am: Lighthouse abeam

7.48am: Courses & speeds as requisite for taking station on the Target

11.20am: Took station 2 cables astern of VENERABLE, Single line ahead

1.32pm: Let go Port Bower

3.00pm: Exercised Control parties

Sick list 12


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25 September 1913

At Lamlash

Lat 55.53, Long -5.1

4.40am: LIVERPOOL sailed

9.30am: Exercised control parties

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

1.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.00pm: LIVERPOOL arrived

Sick list 12


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26 September 1913

From Lamlash to Battle Practice & Oban, or at Oban

Lat 55.28, Long -5.83

4.34am: WEYMOUTH sailed

7.00am: Recording parties came on board

7.30am: Sent Steam Barge to CYCLOPS

7.45am: Weighed. Turned to S’E

7.55am: Proceeded, Course as requisite: 12 knots astern of QUEEN

9.08am: Course & speed as requisite: for carrying out Battle Practice

9.45am: Completed the Practice

9.50am: Stopped. Discharged recording parties to QUEEN

10.16am: Proceeded 12 knots, Course as requisite

11.15am: Ship Rock Lighthouse abeam 11 cables

11.52am: Mull of Cantyre abeam 2.25 miles

1.56pm: Chuirn Island abeam 12 cables

2.15pm: Course as requisite through Sound of Islay

3.30pm: Rudha Mhail [Rubha a’Mhail] Lighthouse abeam N33W 1 mile

6.41pm: Stopped

6.43pm: Let go Starboard Bower

9.00pm: 1 Petty Officer 1st Class rejoined from the QUEEN

Sick list 14


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27 September 1913

From Oban to Lamlash

Lat 56.41, Long -5.48

9.00am: Divisions. Aired Night Clothing

10.00am: 5 Sick Berth Reserve ratings joined the ship

10.15am: Landed Working party for Main derrick

12.30pm: Received Main derrick from Devonport. Hands employed hoisting in & fitting & placing Main derrick

2.00pm: 1 Warrant Officer, 5 Petty Officers & 63 youths joined the ship

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite

10.08pm: Dubh Artach Light abeam 5.5 miles

Sick list 13


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28 September 1913

From Oban to Lamlash & Devonport

Lat 55.13, Long -5.17

1.45am: Oversay Light abeam 3 miles

5.00am: Mull of Cantyre Light abeam 3 miles

5.45am: Ship Rock Light abeam 2.75 miles

8.34am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower

9.00am: Discharged 68 Ratings to IMPLACABLE

9.25am: Weighed

9.31am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

10.40am: Performed Divine Service

11.15am: Ailsa Craig Lighthouse abeam 1.25 miles

4.00pm: Skullmartin Fog Signal N73W 3 miles

4.50pm: South Rock Fog Signal N62W

Sick list 16


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29 September 1913

From Lamlash to Devonport

Lat 51.23, Long -5.63

0.37am: Codling Fog Signal N62W 8 miles

9.18am: Rear Admiral A Christian inspected the ship

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters & collision quarters

2.40pm: Commenced: Sounding every 10 minutes

6.10pm: Sighted land ahead

6.35pm: The Carters [?Carter’s Rocks, also known as Gull Rocks] S5W, The Goose S37E

7.20pm: Godrevy Light S40W

7.50pm: Godrevy Light abeam 4 miles

8.45pm: Pendeen Light abeam 2 miles

Sick list 16


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30 September 1913

From Lamlash to Devonport, or at Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.50am: Lizard Light abeam 6 miles

5.50am: Eddystone Light abeam

6.23am: Stopped. Dropped Target

7.04am: Moving Engines as requisite. Commenced Youths, Firing

7.50am: Finished Firing. Picked up Target

8.40am: Proceeded. Course as requisite

9.37am: Stopped

9.40am: Let go Port Bower 1 cable NW of B berth

11.15am: Weighed & proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite: up harbour. Commander D’Aeth [?De Ath] in charge

11.53am: Stopped

12.08pm: Secured to No 6 Wharf

1.30pm: Discharged 5 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.45pm: 2 Ratings joined from Depot

2.10pm: Mr Oyler, Assistant Engineer: joined the ship

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 115

Sick list 13



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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1 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.30am: Lit fires in Barge

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.20am: Lieut Leslie rejoined the ship

11.00am: Hoisted out Picket boats boilers & broken Main Derrick

12.30pm: CUMBERLAND sailed

1.00pm: Youths & Torpedo Training Class at instruction

Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Drew fires in the Barge

4.00pm: Gave leave to 1st & 3rd Watch

Sick list 17


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2 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.00am: Rigged Diving boat

8.30am: Landed Marines for drill. Exercised divers monthly dip

12.45pm: Paid Weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.15pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1:40pm: ECLIPSE sailed

5.20pm: APOLLO sailed

Sick list 13


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3 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Landed Range party

3.45pm: Range party returned

4.45pm: 8 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 9


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4 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.40am: DARTMOUTH sailed

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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5 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyan & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 9


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6 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Landed Range & Dockyard parties

8.30am: EXMOUTH sailed

9.20am: Dockyard party returned

4.00pm: Quarters. Range party returned. Read Warrant No 117

Sick list 11


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7 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Range party landed

10.00am: FEARLESS secured No 6 Buoy

2.40pm: Range party returned

3.00pm: 50 Ratings joined from Depot

4.00pm: Read Warrants 118 & 119. 1 3rd Writer joined from DEFIANCE

Sick list 81 [?although 81 is the figure written, this seems doubtful in view of the previous and next day’s figures both being 11]


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8 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Landed Range Party

2.00pm: Range party returned

3.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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9 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.35am: Ammunition lighter came alongside

Hands employed hoisting in ammunition & as requisite

10.00am: Landed working party for ESSEX

12.15pm: Ammunition lighter left

12.30pm: ESSEX working party returned

12.45pm: Paid Quarterly emolument to Ship’s Company

1.35pm: Landed marines for drill

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 115

Sick list 9


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10 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.30am: Discharged 1 Royal Marine Light Infantry prisoner to Civil prison

7.35am: Landed Range party

8.00am: Landed Dockyard party

10.00am: Discharged Mr Yardley Midshipman RNR to the shore

12.10pm: Dockyard party returned

3.10pm: Range party returned

3.40pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer joined the ship

Sick list 8


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11 October 1913

At No. 6 Wharf Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 8


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12 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Roman Catholics landed

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.35am: Performed Divine Service

5.30pm: AJAX arrived and secured to No 7 Wharf

Sick list 8


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13 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Landed Range party

8.15am: Landed Dockyard party

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

3.50pm: Range party returned

4.15pm: 1 Youth joined from POWERFUL

5.00pm: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, rejoined from Hospital

Sick list 8


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14 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Landed Range party

8.00am: Landed Dockyard party returning stores

5.15pm: Read Warrant No 120

Sick list 8


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15 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.35am: Landed Range party

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Youth to Shore (Purchase)

3.20pm: Range party returned

Sick list 7


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16 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.10am: Landed marines for drill

12.30pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.20pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 121

5.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 6


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17 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.30am: ARGYLL, DEVONSHIRE & AMPHION arrived

7.35am: Landed Range party. Read Warrants Nos 122, 123

8.00am: Discharged 2 prisoners to Detention Barracks

11.30am: 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined. Discharged Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Depot

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

3.15pm: Range party returned

4.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.00pm: 13 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 2


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18 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: COLLINGWOOD arrived & secured No 5 Wharf

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

4.10pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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19 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

10.30am: 9 Ordinary Seamen & 12 Boys joined from PRINCE OF WALES

Sick list 4


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20 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Landed Range party

9.00am: Read Warrant No 124. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

1.45pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

3.55pm: Range party returned

Sick list 6


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21 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Landed Range party

2.15pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

3.55pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Range party returned

Sick list 5


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22 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Landed Range party

8.00am: Landed Dockyard parties

1.20pm: 1 Youth joined from Depot

3.40pm: Range party returned

Sick list 8


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23 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Party of Boy Artificers came on board for Instruction

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to ship’s company

1.30pm: Landed Dockyard parties

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HIGHFLYER

5.30pm: 1 Rating joined from HIGHFLYER

Sick list 12


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24 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: Landed Dockyard parties

11.15am: HIGHFLYER sailed

1.40pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 12


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25 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Class of Instruction of Boy Artificers came on board

10.25am: 1 Sub Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, joined the ship

11.45am: Gave general leave to Port Watch till 7.00am on 6 November

12.35pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 12


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26 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.25am: Landed Wesleyan & Presbyterians

9.55am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 11


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27 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Boy Artificers Class of Instruction came on board

9.45am: HIGHFLYER & ECLIPSE arrived

Sick list 10


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28 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed Dockyard parties

12.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

1.20pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to COLLINGWOOD & 1 Rating to DEVONSHIRE

1.30pm: Boy Artificers Class of Instruction came on board

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to BELLONA

3.50pm: ARGYLL sailed

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 125

4.05pm: BELLEROPHON sailed

5.15pm: CENTURION arrived

Sick list 11


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29 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Boy Artificers Class of Instruction came on board

11.45am: AMPHION sailed

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

4.30pm: COLLINGWOOD sailed

5.30pm: DONEGAL arrived

Sick list 10


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30 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

2.30pm: Boy Artificers Class of Instruction came on board

5.20pm: Discharged 3 ratings to DONEGAL

Sick list 10


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31 October 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.45am: CONQUEROR & COLOSSUS arrived

9.00am: Discharged 14 Ratings to AJAX

1.15pm: Landed Dockyard parties

Sick list 8



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.00am: Lit fires in Barge

7.45am: COLOSSUS proceeded into Dock

8.00am: Landed Dockyard parties

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.45am: Read Warrants Nos 126, 127

Lost overboard by accident Spanners steel Pattern 1452 1 in No

12.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd Division till 7.00am & Youths & Boys till 6.00pm

3.30pm: Drew fires in Barge

5.00pm: Exercised at Fire Quarters

Sick list 8


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2 November 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.35am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.25am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 7


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3 November 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Sick list 8


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4 November 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8:00am: CONQUEROR proceeded into Prince of Wales Basin

10.00am: Commodore [Edmund Radcliffe] Pears inspected the Youths

11.00am: Discharged Commander A W Lowis to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

10.30pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 9


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5 November 1913

At No 6 & 8 Wharfs [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.40am: Tugs came alongside, shifted berth alongside No 8 Wharf

Hands employed hoisting out ESSEX Main Derrick & hoisting in Main derrick

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Naval Hospital. Discharged Mr Harding, Gunner, & 5 Instructors to DONEGAL

Hands employed rigging main derrick & preparing for Coaling

3.05pm: Tested main derrick 36 tons dead weight

3.30pm: Mr Ellis, Gunner, & 5 Instructors joined from DONEGAL

5.00pm: Hands preparing for Coaling

Sick list 10


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6 November 1913

At No 8 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.00am: Hands preparing for Coaling

7.00am: Port Watch returned from long leave

7.45am: SS FERNHILL collier came alongside

9.00am: Commenced coaling

10.10am: EXMOUTH sailed

Hands employed coaling ship

12.35pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

3.25pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

3.40pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Lost overboard by accident Shovels Pattern No 646B, 5 in No

8.00pm: Finished Coaling, Received [blank] tons

Sick list 11


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7 November 1913

At No 8 & 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.05am: Collier FERNHILL left

8.00am: Tugs came alongside. Shifted berth to No 6 Wharf

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to ship’s company

Sick list 8


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8 November 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Sick list 9


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9 November 1913

At No 6 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.05am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 9


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10 November 1913

At No 6 & 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.53am: Shifted berth to No 7 Wharf

9.40am: SKIRMISHER sailed

10.00am: APOLLO sailed

12.30pm: Hands employed dismounting 3-pounder guns & as requisite

1.30pm: Returned Wire Hawsers for Testing

3.05pm: AJAX shifted berth from No 8 buoy to No 6 Wharf

3.10pm: Shifted berth from No 7 Wharf to No 5 Basin

Sick list 9


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11 November 1913

At No 5 Basin [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Depot & 15 Youths to Portsmouth Depot

Hands employed painting mess deck & dismounting 3-pounder guns

2.30pm: Discharged 8 Youths to DONEGAL & 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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12 November 1913

At No 5 Basin [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Hands employed dismounting 3-pounder guns & as requisite

11.45am: 3 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Royal Marine Depot

Sick list 8


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13 November 1913

From No 5 Basin to No 10 Dock, or at No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Shifted berth & secured in No 10 Dock

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

4.10pm: ESSEX shifted berth from No 4 Basin to No 7 Wharf

7.30pm: Discharged 16 Youths to SIRIUS

Sick list 8


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14 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.40am: Commenced pumping out

9.00am: Hands employed painting Mess deck & scrubbing ship’s bottom

9.50am: Ship landed

12.50pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Discharged 6 Ratings to Depot

Sick list 5


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15 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.10am: Discharged 1 Youth to Depot

11.45am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 5


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16 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.25am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 5


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17 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.35am: Discharged 15 Ordinary Seamen to ESSEX for trials

9.30am: Hands employed staging ship & as requisite

Sick list 2


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18 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed rigging stages & painting Mess deck

1.40pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot

3.55pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

Sick list 2


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19 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Sick list 3


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20 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Starboard Watch returned off long leave

Hands employed surveying chain cable & painting mess deck

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

2.30pm: Discharged 6 Ratings to Depot

Sick list 6


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21 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Landed working party for MAGNIFICENT

9.30am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Marine Depot & 1 Rating to VICTORY

2.00pm: 15 Ratings rejoined from ESSEX

3.45pm: 7 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 5


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22 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

4.45pm: Mr Henderson Sub Lieut RNR joined the ship

Sick list 3


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23 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 4


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24 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Landed marines musketry party

Hands employed restowing cable & breaking down staging

9.45am: Mr Ellis, Gunner, 5 Instructors & 60 Youths joined the ship

1.00pm: Discharged 4 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.55pm: AJAX sailed

3.30pm: Marines returned

Sick list 6


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25 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.10am: Landed working party for ESSEX

9.30am: Landed marines musketry party

2.00pm: Commenced flooding the dock

3.17pm: Ship floated

3.45pm: Finished flooding dock

4.00pm: Marines returned

Sick list 5


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26 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Discharged 15 Ordinary Seamen to ESSEX for trials

1.10pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

4.15pm: WARSPITE secured to No 7 Wharf

Sick list 3


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27 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.00am: CORNWALL arrived

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

2.50pm: COLOSSUS proceeded out of dock

7.50pm: 1 Recovered deserter rejoined

Sick list 3


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28 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.15pm: Discharged 2 ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

Sick list 2


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29 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Read Warrant No 125. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

9.30am: 1 Youth joined from Depot

1.15pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.30pm: 11 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined from Depot. Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

3.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.25pm: 15 Ordinary Seamen rejoined from the ESSEX

Sick list 2


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30 November 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

10.55am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 1



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Landed marines musketry party

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship & drawing stores

1.20pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed painting & as requisite

2.30pm: Training classes & Youths at Instruction

4.00pm: Gave leave to 1st & 3rd Divisions

4.30pm: Marines returned

4.50pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

5.00pm: Quarters. 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

9.30pm: Discharged 1 Youth to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 1


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2 December 1913

At No 10 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.05am: Shifted berth to South Wall of No 5 Basin

9.30am: Landed Marines musketry party

12.30pm: Landed Dockyard party drawing new lengths of Bower cable

2.20pm: Marines musketry party returned

5.00pm: Read Warrant 129

Sick list 5


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3 December 1913

At No 5 Basin [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Lashed ship for Basin trial

8.15am: Read Warrants No 130, 131. Discharged 2 prisoners to Detention

8.45am: COLOSSUS sailed

9.14am: Commenced Basin trial

11.50am: Finished Basin trial satisfactory

Sick list 3


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4 December 1913

From No 5 Basin to K Lock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: ORION & THUNDERER arrived

9.10am: LION shifted berth into No 5 Basin

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

2.30pm: Shifted berth to K Lock

4.45pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 1


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5 December 1913

From K Lock to No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Tugs took ship in Tow & proceeded to No 5 Buoy

1.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Depot

1.40pm: 1 Torpedo Gunners Mate joined from DEFIANCE

4.00pm: Hands scrub Hammocks

4.55pm: Discharged 1 Torpedo Gunners Mate to DEFIANCE

5.05pm: 3 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 1


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6 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.00am: CENTURION & 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla arrived

12.45pm: Discharged 2 Youths to shore

1.10pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.10pm: 2 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2


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7 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.10am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

11.00am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 3


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8 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.40am: Sent leak stopper party to AMPHITRITE

1.05am: AJAX arrived. Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.20pm: NEW ZEALAND arrived

3.30pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.15pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

Sick list 5


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9 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.55am: Provision lighter came alongside

Hands employed provisioning ship

1.45pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

2.10pm: 2 Ratings joined from Depot

4.00pm: Provision lighter left

Sick list 9


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10 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.50am: Exercised Divers at monthly dip

11.55am: Diving party returned

2.15pm: VICTORIOUS sailed

Sick list 10


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11 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Ammunition lighter came alongside

Hands employed ammunitioning ship

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s company

1.30pm: Ammunition lighter left

2.30pm: Commander A W Lowis rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: VICTORIOUS arrived

Sick list 9


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12 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Read Warrant No 132. Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Barracks

1.20pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.45pm: 1 Ship’s Steward’s Assistant joined from BLAKE

2.50pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.45pm: 10 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 9


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13 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Sick list 7


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14 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 6


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15 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed leak stopper party

1.00pm: DEVONSHIRE arrived

1.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital & 2 ratings to Depot

5.30pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

Sick list 3


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16 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed funeral party

11.45am: Funeral party returned

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to CENTURION & 1 rating to Depot

4.00pm: 2 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 3


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17 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.45am: Discharged 1 Rating to DESPERATE for passage to Portsmouth

7.20am: Landed docking party for the AURORA

7.45am: BLAKE sailed

3.25pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 6


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18 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Small Arms Companies for drill

8.45am: ENDYMION, CORNWALLIS, MONMOUTH & CAMBRIAN arrived

Noon: Landing party returned

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

8.00pm: Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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19 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.15pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot

3.30pm: Gave general leave to Port Watch till 7.00am 30 December

Sick list 8


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20 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.30pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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21 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 8


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22 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.10am: 2 Royal Naval Reserve officers joined. Mr Hill, Boatswain, joined the ship

1.25pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Hands employed painting ship & dismounting 6-inch guns

2.45pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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23 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed dismounting 6-inch guns & painting ship

11.35am: PROMETHEUS arrived

Sick list 8


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24 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.20pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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25 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.20am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans

Sick list 5


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26 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.00am: FORESIGHT sailed

1.10pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Discharged Mr Palmer, Chief Bosun, to Pembroke Dockyard

2.50pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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27 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Royal Naval Reserve officer. Hands make & mend Clothes

4.00pm: 3 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 5


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28 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 5


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29 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.30am: Mr A Pearson, Bosun, joined the ship

12.30pm: 1 Rating joined the Ship

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: 2nd Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla arrived

4.05pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 1


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30 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Port Watch returned from long leave

7.20am: BELLEROPHON & TEMERAIRE arrived

7.30am: Read Warrant No 133. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

7.45am: COLLINGWOOD & AMPHION arrived

12.45pm: Paid money to Starboard Watch

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am 10 January

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.45pm: 2 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2


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31 December 1913

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.25am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.20pm: 2 Ratings joined from Depot

3.30pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.00am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

8.10am: INDEFATIGABLE sailed

8.30am: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker to ESSEX

8.50am: COLOSSUS arrived

Hands employed as requisite

3.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Quarters. Gave leave to 3rd Division

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

Sick list 2


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2 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.15am: Read Warrant No 134. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

4.30pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2

[Page dated “2 January 1913”]


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3 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.10pm: Youths returned from long leave

6.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 2

[Page dated “3 January 1913”]


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4 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Performed Divine Service

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

Sick list 2

[Page dated “4 January 1913”]


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5 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.00pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

5.50pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 1

[Page dated “5 January 1913”]

[Page signed: W M Ellerton, Captain]



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6 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.10am: ACTIVE arrived

2.25pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

3.55pm: 3 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 3

[Page dated “6 January 1913”]


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7 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

3.00pm: Discharged Captain W M Ellerton to HMS CORNWALL

4.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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8 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Read Warrants Nos 135, 136 & 137. Discharged 3 prisoners to Detention Barracks

2.05pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 5


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9 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: AMPHION secured to No 4 Buoy

3.10pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital. 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.45pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

Sick list 4


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10 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Starboard Watch returned from long leave

10.20am: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

11.30am: Discharged 1 Youth to the Shore

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.35pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 3


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11 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.35am: Performed Divine Service

4.45pm: AJAX sailed

Sick list 1


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12 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.45pm: ESSEX sailed

3.15pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

6.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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13 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed Funeral party

11.45pm: Funeral party returned

1.15pm: CORNWALLIS sailed

1.35pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

2.10pm: 2 ratings joined from Depot

3.35pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Hands scrub hammocks & wash Clothes. Read Warrant No 138

Sick list 4


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14 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands preparing for coaling

1.55pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

3.45pm: Lighters C64 & C65 came alongside

4.40pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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15 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

8.25am: Commenced coaling

9.50am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Hands employed coaling ship

1.25pm: Finished Coaling. Received 540 tons

1.35pm: C65 left the ship

1.40pm: Coal lighters left

2.40pm: DEVONSHIRE sailed

Sick list 6


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16 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: Overhauled & examined coaling gear, ditto correct

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Depot

2.50pm: DEVONSHIRE arrived

4.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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17 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 139, 140

Sick list 7


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18 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.35am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 6


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19 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed preparing for Battle

10.15am: ENDYMION sailed

2.40pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot

2.45pm: Exercised General Quarters

Sick list 8


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20 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Cleaned ship for Admiral

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters. Rear Admiral A Christian MVO [Member of the Royal Victorian Order] inspected the ship. “Prepared for Battle”

10.30am: Replaced gear

11.15am: DORIS sailed

Sick list 9


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21 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: GOSSAMER sailed

12.20pm: CORNWALL sailed

Sick list 10


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22 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.15pm: COLOSSUS sailed

1.55pm: EXMOUTH sailed

Sick list 12


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23 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: FORESIGHT sailed

9.55am: AMPHION sailed

2.00pm: HIGHFLYER sailed

2.50pm: Discharged 14 Ratings to the DEVONSHIRE & 1 Rating to INDUS

3.10pm: BELLEROPHON sailed

4.45pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

Sick list 11


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24 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.40am: Read Warrants No 141 & 142

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.30pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 9


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25 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.40am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.40am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 9


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26 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: Landed “Leak stopper party”

5.00pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 12


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27 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.25pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

3.40pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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28 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Rigged diving boat

9.10am: Exercised Divers at monthly dip

1.55pm: HIGHFLYER arrived. Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 143, 144

Sick list 10


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29 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.45am: LION sailed

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.25pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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30 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.25pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital & 4 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 8


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31 January 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.45am: Landed party for docking the AURORA

10.00am: Docking party returned

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 5



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

At No 4 Buoy [Devonport]

[While clearly written as “No 4 Buoy” there is no mention of the ship shifting berth from No 5 Buoy]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.00am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

6.00am: Lit fires in Barge

9.20am: Divisions

9.40am: Performed Divine Service

1.30pm: Gave leave to boys & youths till 6pm

2.15pm: Drew fires in Barge

4.15pm: Discharged 1 Court Martial prisoner to Depot

5.00pm: Quarters

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

Sick list 10


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2 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.45pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 10


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3 February 1914

From No 5 Buoy to Plymouth Sound, and at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.00am: Unshackled from buoy

9.17am: Slipped & proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite, Pilot in charge

9.44am: Stopped, Discharged pilot

9.56am: Proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite

10.14am: Stopped

10.17am: Let go Starboard Bower 0.5 cables East of L berth

2.00pm: 1 Rating joined from DEFIANCE

3.55pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital & 1 Rating from Depot

4.25pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Detention Barracks

Sick list 12


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4 February 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.30am: Discharged 4 Ratings to ORION

11.30am: Discharged 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Fort Tregantle

2.25pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 10


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5 February 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

11.50am: NEW ZEALAND secured to No 4 Buoy

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

10.00pm: NEW ZEALAND sailed

Sick list 10


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6 February 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.20am: THUNDERER arrived & secured to No 1 Buoy

12.35pm: THUNDERER proceeded up Harbour

3.50pm: Discharged 1 Rating to FORTH & 2 Ratings joined from INDUS

6.10pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

Sick list 10


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7 February 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

7.35am: EXMOUTH arrived & proceeded up harbour

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital. 2 ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.10pm: Weighed Port anchor

9.30pm: Mr O’Reilly Lieut RNR joined the ship

10.15pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 11


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8 February 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

5.30am: Weighed port anchor

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics & Wesleyans

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 8


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9 February 1914

From Plymouth Sound to No 5 Buoy, or at No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

2.50pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital & 1 rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.20pm: Weighed & proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite, pilot in charge

5.02pm: Stopped

5.14pm: Secured to No 5 Buoy

6.00pm: Read Warrant No 146

Sick list 7


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10 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.58am: ARGYLL & ROXBURGH arrived

3.30pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 9


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11 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

2.05pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot, 3 ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

6.35pm: CENTURION arrived

Sick list 11


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12 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.55am: Provision lighter came alongside

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

11.15am: Provision lighter left

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

2.05pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Detention Barracks

3.25pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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13 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.40pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Detention Barracks

3.10pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

10.05pm: Mr A V French, Surgeon, joined the ship

Sick list 14


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14 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: AFRICA arrived

10.30am: 2 Youths joined from Depot

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.10pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot

Sick list 11


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15 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.40am: AFRICA sailed

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 11


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16 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed docking & leak stopper party

8.05am: FORTH sailed

10.30am: Exercised Divers at monthly dip

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 12


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17 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.30pm: Exercised all boats away under sail & oars

1.50pm: 2 Ratings joined from INDUS

2.45pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

3.00pm: Discharged 28 ratings to Depot

Sick list 11


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18 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Depot

11.00am: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined the ship

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling

2.00pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

3.00pm: Coal lighters came alongside

3.45pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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19 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

8.25am: Commenced coaling

11.45am: Finished coaling. Received 380 tons

1.10pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.15pm: Coal lighter left

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

5.30pm: 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, rejoined from Fort Tregantle

Sick list 8


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20 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

4.45pm: 10 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 9


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21 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1 Crutch Gunmetal Pattern 73C lost overboard by accident

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.45pm: NEPTUNE arrived & secured to No 6 Wharf

3.25pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital & 3 ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 7


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22 February 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.10am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

1.45pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Depot

Sick list 8


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23 February 1914

From No 5 Buoy [Devonport] to Sound & Weymouth

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.25am: ADVENTURE sailed

9.10am: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla sailed

9.50am: 2nd Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla sailed

11.30am: Slipped & proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite, Pilot in charge

12.05pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower 0.5 cables East of L Berth

12.45pm: BLAKE sailed

2.30pm: Discharged 26 ratings to Depot

3.15pm: Discharged 3 ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

10.00pm: Weighed

10.15pm: Proceeded, Courses as requisite, in company with LONDON

11.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 8


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24 February 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Weymouth Bay, or at Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.48, Long -1.88

Midnight: Hands to Night defence Stations. Put over Fog buoy

1.45am: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla attacking[?] the ship

1.50am: Negative man & arm ship. Hauled in Fog buoy

6.05am: Sighted Portland Bill Light N70E

7.30am: Sighted 5th Battle Squadron

7.40am: LONDON parted company

9.00am: LIVERPOOL, FALMOUTH & DIAMOND took station astern

9.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for Tactics

11.45am: Spread on arc 3 miles apart

1.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for Range Finding Exercise

3.30pm: Finished Range Finding Exercise

4.35pm: Formed Single line abreast

4.52pm: Stopped

4.54pm: Let go Starboard Bower in G3 Berth

7.00pm: Exercised Night defence

7.50pm: Negative night defence

Sick list 8


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25 February 1914

At Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised out sheet anchor

10.15am: Replaced ditto

11.00am: Exercised all boats away under oar

1.30pm: Exercised all boats away under sail

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence & torpedo attack by Steam boats

7.15pm: Negative night defence

Sick list 10


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26 February 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Off Lulworth Cove

Lat 50.62, Long -2.25

7.50am: Weighed

7.52am: Proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite

8.54am: Stopped

8.57am: Let go Starboard Bower

11.00am: Carried out Torpedo practice at anchor (4 runs)

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

2.00pm: Training classes firing .303 at Towed target

6.30pm: Exercised night defence firing .303 at Towed target

7.40pm: Finished the practice

Sick list 9


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27 February 1914

From Off Lulworth Cove to Range Finding Exercise, or at Portland

Lat 50.62, Long -2.25

7.00am: Laid our Targets

7.50am: Commenced 3-pounder Firing of Youths & Royal Naval Reserve men

11.40am: Youths & Royal Naval Reserve men completed their firing

12.35pm: Discharged 6 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to the Shores

12.57pm: Weighed, LIVERPOOL took station astern

1.00pm: Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite for carrying out Range Finding Exercise with FALMOUTH & DIAMOND

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

3.35pm: Stopped, Let go Starboard Bower, Let go Port Bower, Moored 6 shackles on each in D berth

4.20pm: PRINCE OF WALES, BULWARK, VENERABLE & LONDON arrived

5.08pm: NEPTUNE sailed

Sick list 9


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28 February 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.45

9.30am: Tested life buoys, ditto correct

11.00am: Discharged 5 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to the shore

1.35pm: SUPERB arrived

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 10



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.45

4.45am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace

6.00am: Lit fires in Barge & Picket Boat

7.55am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.10am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.30am: Hands mustered by the Ledger

10.25am: Performed Divine Service

1.15pm: Gave leave 1st Class men till 7.00am & Youths & boys till 6pm

5.00pm: Quarters

6.45pm: Drew fires in Barge & Picket Boat

Sick list 10


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2 March 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.58, Long -2.45

9.30am: Exercised Prepare to be Taken in Tow

9.55am: Replaced gear

10.30am: Exercised out stream anchor

10.54am: Replaced ditto

11.05am: Exercised away all boats pull round fleet

1.30pm: Exercised all boats away under sail. Landed Youths for drill

3.10pm: Youth landing party returned

10.55pm: 26 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined

Sick list 12


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3 March 1914

From Portland to Tactics, or at Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.47, Long -2.25

6.30am: Unmoored

6.56am: Weighed Port anchor

8.39am: Weighed

8.44am: Proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite astern of LONDON

9.15am: Formed Division in Line ahead

9.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for Tactics

11.45am: Formed Division in Starboard Quarter Line

1.15pm: Course & speeds as requisite for Tactics with 5th Battle Squadron

3.58pm: Stopped

3.59pm: Let go Port Bower in K berth

6.40pm: Exercised Night defence

7.05pm: Negative night defence

Sick list 12


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4 March 1914

At Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.15pm: Exercised Search light crews at night defence

Sick list 13


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5 March 1914

At Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

10.00am: 7.5, 6-inch & 3-pounder gun crews at .303 aiming rifle at Towed target

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

2.00pm: Gunlayers at .303 aiming rifle at Towed target

3.45pm: Discharged Lieut O’Reilly RNR to the Shore

Sick list 11


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6 March 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Plymouth, or at No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.24, Long -3.29

8.00am: Proceeded, Course as requisite, LONDON took station astern

4.10pm: Stopped, let go Port Bower in O Berth

4.38pm: Weighed & proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite. Pilot in charge

5.17pm: Stopped

5.20pm: Secured to No 7 Buoy

5.30pm: Discharged 8 Ratings to ROXBURGH & 15 Ratings to ARGYLL

7.00pm: Discharged Lieutenant Mellor, Royal Marine Light Infantry, & 1 Private to the DEFIANCE

Sick list 10


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7 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Tested life buoys, ditto correct

9.30am: 8 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

12.30pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.15pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.55pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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8 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 8


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9 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: CORNWALLIS arrived

9.45am: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Hands employed getting in Ammunition

Sick list 7


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10 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Provision lighter came alongside

8.30am: Landed Youths for drill

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

11.40pm: Youths returned

2.45pm: Provision lighter left

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to IMPREGNABLE

4.10pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 10


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11 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.55am: Read Warrant No 148. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

9.10am: Landed Funeral party

Noon: Funeral party returned

Sick list 10


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12 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Rigged Diving boat

Hands employed preparing for Coaling

10.35am: ACTIVE sailed

Exercised Divers at monthly dip

11.55am: SKIRMISHER sailed. 1 Rating joined from Depot

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

1.15pm: Coal lighter C80 came alongside. Hands employed preparing for coaling

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

5.30pm: TEMERAIRE sailed

Sick list 7


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13 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.35am: Coal lighter C64 came alongside

8.20am: Commenced coaling

8.30am: Mr Britten Lieut RNR joined the ship

10.30am: Discharged Mr Smith Lieut RNR to the shore

11.40am: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons

1.15pm: Coal lighters left

2.35pm: Discharged 1 Rating to ARGYLL

Sick list 8


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14 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Read Warrant No 149. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

9.00am: Tested life buoys, ditto correct

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

5.50pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

7.00pm: Lieut Davies RNR joined the ship

Sick list 7


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15 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 5


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16 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to INDUS

Sick list 6


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17 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.55am: MARLBOROUGH arrived & secured to No 1 Jetty

1.00am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.30pm: 3 Ratings joined from Depot

2.40pm: Discharged 25 Boys to ROXBURGH

5.00pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot & 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 6


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18 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed dockyard parties

9.35am: ARGYLL & ROXBURGH sailed

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Marine Depot

4.05pm: THAMES arrived

5.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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19 March 1914

At No 7 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.10am: Landed Youths & Marines for drill

11.40am: Youths & Marines returned

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

1.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.10pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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20 March 1914

From No 7 Buoy to Sound [Plymouth]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.40am: 3 Ratings joined from INDUS

10.05am: 65 Stoker Ratings joined from Depot. Discharged 25 Royal Naval Reserve men to CORNWALLIS & 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

11.55am: LONDON arrived

1.10pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital & 2 Ratings to CORNWALLIS

5.00pm: 4 Ratings joined from Depot & Mr V Harvey, Artificer Engineer, & Mr F Jago, Warrant Mechanician, joined the ship

6.08pm: Slipped & proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite, Pilot in charge

6.56pm: Stopped

7.00pm: Let go Starboard Bower, Read Warrant No 150

Sick list 8


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21 March 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.19, Long -3.56

Hands employed preparing for sea

9.17am: Weighed

9.25am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

11.40am: Start Light abeam 2.75 miles

3.54pm: Course as requisite inside the Shambles

4.43pm: Stopped

4.47pm: Let go Port Bower in G1

5.15pm: Discharged 1 Youth to Shore

6.05pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer RNR joined the ship

Sick list 7


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22 March 1914

At Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.45am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

4.25pm: THUNDERER arrived

4.55pm: NEW ZEALAND arrived

Sick list 7


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23 March 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Exercises A

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Cleared ship for action. Tested life buoys, ditto correct. Hands employed preparing for sea & as requisite

1.45pm: Weighed

1.53pm: Course as requisite. Formed Single Line Astern, took station astern of ACHILLES. Mine Sweepers clearing channel ahead of Fleet

3.00pm: Exercise completed

4.11pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking Station on Battle Fleet

5.00pm: Spaced for Lookout duties 2 miles apart

5.33pm: In station

7.10pm: Portland Light N8.5E, Shambles N27E

11.55pm: Sighted Berry Head Light N44.5W

Sick list 7


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24 March 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Exercises

Lat 50.13, Long -2.57

0.15am: Start Light N71W

5.00am: In station. Start Light N42W 7 miles. Commenced patrolling S70W & N70E

6.05am: Sighted 2 Battleships SWly steering to Eastward

6.30am: Stopped. Sighted 2 Enemy to WSW, steering Easterly

6.42am: Proceeded

7.00am: Course & speeds as requisite for keeping touch with Enemy

9.32am: Enemy’s Battle Fleet altered course to South. Sighted Blue Battle Fleet S12E

10.25am: Negative Exercise A. Course & speeds as requisite to join LION

10.55am: Carried out Tactical Exercises with Cruisers

1.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for Tactical Exercises

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.30pm: Formed Division line ahead

6.05pm: Took station 5 miles ahead of IRON DUKE

6.53pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Exercised Night defence stations

11.00pm: Negative Night defence

Sick list 10


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25 March 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Approach Tactics

Lat 50.44, Long -1.22

3.15am: St Catherine’s Light N58E, Cape Barfleur S28E

6.35am: Cruisers parted company from Battle Squadron. Course as requisite

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite for PZ Exercises

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters

11.08am: Carried out 2nd PZ

12.49pm: Carried out 3rd PZ

1.40pm: Completed the Exercises

1.40pm: Stopped

1.45pm: Proceeded N84W, parted company from the Fleet

5.50pm: Portland Bill North

7.00pm: Portland Bill Light N41E

10.47pm: Start Light abeam 3.5 miles

Sick list 8


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26 March 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Plymouth Sound, or at No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

0.58am: Stopped

1.00am: Let go Port Bower in L Berth

5.30am: TEMERAIRE & COLOSSUS proceeded up harbour

9.30am: Discharged Lieut Britten RNR to the shore

11.40am: Engineer Commander Read joined the ship

12.05pm: 4 Ratings joined from Depot

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

5.24pm: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite, Pilot in charge

5.50pm: Discharged 65 Engine room ratings, 3 Signal Ratings to Mn[?]

6.00pm: Stopped

6.05pm: Secured to No 5 Buoy

6.50pm: Read Warrant No 151

9.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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27 March 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.50am: Rear Admiral Pears inspected the Youths

1.00pm: HIGHFLYER sailed

2.00pm: 1 Corporal, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Royal Marine Depot

3.25pm: 17 Royal Naval Reserve ratings & 2 youths joined from Depot

3.30pm: Discharged Engineering Commander Wilson to leave

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Marine Depot

5.15pm: Read Warrant No 152

Sick list 3


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28 March 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Tested life buoys. Ditto correct

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

Sick list 3


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29 March 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.20am: Performed Divine Service

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

Sick list 4


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30 March 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed preparing for coaling

1.40pm: Coal lighter C80 came alongside

Sick list 6


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31 March 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.25am: Coal lighter C64 came alongside

8.05am: Commenced coaling

8.40am: Discharged 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to BELLONA

Hands employed coaling ship

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 510 tons

1.00pm: Coal lighters left

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

1.35pm: 1 Rating joined

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot

Sick list 7



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.00am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

7.00am: Lit fires in Barge

Hands employed cleaning ship

8.25am: CANOPUS arrived

9.20am: 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined

10.30am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Marine Depot

Hands employed as requisite. Royal Naval Reserve men & Youths at Instruction

2.25pm: SKIRMISHER & 7th Flotilla sailed

2.30pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

3.15pm: Drew fires in Barge

4.00pm: Quarters. Gave leave to 2nd & 3rd Division

5.15pm: Read Warrant No 153

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

Sick list 7


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2 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: CENTURION sailed

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to DEFIANCE

Sick list 8


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3 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.45am: EXMOUTH arrived

10.30am: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Noon: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am Thursday 9 April

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

1.45pm: 1 Rating joined from DEFIANCE

3.30pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.00pm: 14 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 9


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4 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Read Warrant No 154. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

Tested life buoys, ditto correct

10.00am: 1 Youth joined from Depot

11.15am: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla arrived

5.00pm: SKIRMISHER arrived

Sick list 9


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5 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Performed Divine Service

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

Sick list 7


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6 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: NOTTINGHAM arrived

7.50am: Landed Dockyard party

Hands employed hoisting in & stowing 2 Pattern VI Targets

2.00pm: ADVENTURE arrived

2.30pm: Discharged 5 Youths to LONDON

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 155

Sick list 4


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7 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.40am: Discharged 17 Youths to Chatham & 18 Youths to Portsmouth

7.00am: Gave leave to Youths till 7.00am on 17th

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot

3.00pm: 8 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 4


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8 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: CUMBERLAND arrived

3.30pm: 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Royal Marine Barracks

4.00pm: BELLEROPHON arrived

Sick list 2


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9 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Starboard Watch arrived off Easter leave

10.50am: RINGDOVE arrived

11.00am: AMPHION sailed

11.45am: Gave leave to Port Watch till 7.00am 15 April

Sick list 3


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10 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.55am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Performed Divine Service

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

Sick list 3


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11 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Tested life buoys, ditto correct

1.55pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Detention Barracks

3.20pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.00pm: Lieut Hodges RNR joined the ship

Sick list 4


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12 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.35am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Performed Divine Service

9.20am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

Sick list 4


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13 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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14 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.35am: HEARTY sailed

6.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Shore

Sick list 4


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15 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Port Watch returned from Easter leave

7.40am: BELLONA & NOTTINGHAM sailed. Provision lighter came alongside

7.52am: NEW ZEALAND, TEMERAIRE & LION sailed

9.00am: ORION, THUNDERER, AJAX & CONQUEROR arrived

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

1.40pm: Provision lighter left

5.45pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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16 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Marines for drill

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

Sick list 17


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17 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Exercised Divers at Monthly dip

Noon: Divers returned

1.08pm: Discharged 6 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

2.00pm: 2 Ratings joined from DEFIANCE & 1 Rating from Depot

Sick list 2


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18 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Tested life buoys. Ditto correct. Aired night clothing

10.15am: 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Royal Marine Depot

11.10am: COLLINGWOOD & LONDON sailed

11.30am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Marine Depot

1.05pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.30pm: Discharged 10 boys to BELLEROPHON

Sick list 3


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19 April 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.20am: Performed Divine Service

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

Sick list 4


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20 April 1914

From No 5 Buoy [Devonport] to Babbacombe, or off Babbacombe

Lat 50.15, Long -3.93

8.09am: Slipped & proceeded. Course & speeds as requisite. Pilot in charge

8.43am: Stopped

8.45am: Let go Starboard Bower 1 cable North of A berth

9.33am: Weighed

9.40am: Proceeded, course as requisite. LONDON took station astern

10.20am: Stopped, dropped Target

10.47am: Proceeded. Firing aiming rifle at LONDON’s target

Noon: Ceased Firing

1.15pm: Carrying out .303 Aiming rifle at Towed Target

3.43pm: Finished firing. Stopped. Hauled in Target

3.55pm: Proceeded Course N4.5E

4.09pm: Let go life buoys. Full speed astern

4.20pm: Picked up life buoys

4.28pm: Proceeded, Course North. LONDON parted company

5.23pm: Stopped

5.25pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 4


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21 April 1914

Off Babbacombe

Lat 50.5, Long -3.42

6.10am: Discharged 17 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to Shore

Hands employed carrying out .303 aiming rifle at Towed target & as requisite

4.00pm: Hands scrub & wash Clothes

Sick list 8


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22 April 1914

Off Babbacombe

Lat 50.5, Long -3.42

Gunlayers at .303 aiming rifle at Towed target

8.10pm: Exercised search light control

Sick list 9


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23 April 1914

Off Babbacombe

Lat 50.5, Long -3.42

8.50am: 1 Chief Stoker joined from the WOLF

6-inch & 3-pounder guns crews at .303 Aiming rifle practice at Towed target

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s company

Sick list 10


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24 April 1914

From Babbacombe to Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.16, Long -3.85

7.15am: Weighed

7.25am: Proceeded

7.37am: LONDON took station on beam

8.30am: Carried out preliminary Gunlayers Test with LONDON firing .303 aiming rifle

11.38am: Stopped. Hauled in Target

1.45pm: Stopped

1.48pm: Let go Port Bower 1 cable North of A berth

3.35pm: Lieut Leslie rejoined from the LONDON

5.10pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 6


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25 April 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.30am: Aired night Clothing

10.35am: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.45pm: ORION, THUNDERER, AJAX & CONQUEROR sailed

2.20pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

2.55pm: 2 Ratings & 60 Youths joined from Depot

9.15pm: Mr Trinnick [?Trinick] Sub Lieut RNR joined the ship

Sick list 6


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26 April 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics, Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 4


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27 April 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Torquay

Lat 50.13, Long -3.83

4.15am: ROXBURGH arrived

6.10am: ARGYLL arrived

7.55am: EXMOUTH arrived

8.29am: Weighed

8.31am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

9.02am: Stopped. LONDON proceeded with Targets

9.13am: Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite for carrying out Sub Calibre practice

11.50am: Finished firing. Stopped

Noon: Proceeded S89.5E

1.23pm: Stopped. Dropped Targets

Slow ahead, veered Targets

1.41pm: LONDON carried out Sub Calibre firing

4.50pm: Stopped, hauled in Targets

5.10pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite

5.51pm: Stopped

5.54pm: Let go Port Bower

7.05pm: Lieut Commander Hall joined from QUEEN

8.15pm: LEANDER arrived

Sick list 6


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28 April 1914

From Torquay to Gunlayers Test, or at Torquay

Lat 50.46, Long -3.11

Hands preparing Targets for Gunlayers Test

7.35am: Weighed & Proceeded S66E, 4 Targets in Tow

8.00am: Stopped

8.15am: Proceeded S66E

8.52am: LONDON commenced firing for Light Gunlayers Test

2.05pm: Stopped. LONDON completed Light Gunlayers Test (7 runs). Hauled in Targets

2.27pm: Transferred targets to LONDON

4.00pm: Commenced 1st Run of light Gunlayers Test

6.47pm: Completed light Gunlayers Tests (5 runs)

8.18pm: Stopped

8.20pm: Let go Port Bower

9.00pm: Commander R E Chilcott joined the ship

Sick list 6


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29 April 1914

From Torquay to Heavy Gunlayers Test

Lat 50.46, Long -3.53

10.20am: Discharged Commander A Lowis to the SPHINX

12.30pm: Weighed & Proceeded S59E

1.56pm: Course & speed as requisite for Heavy Gunlayers Test firing at LONDON’s Targets

4.20pm: Completed the practice (4 runs)

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 156

6.04pm: Stopped

6.06pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 9


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30 April 1914

From Torquay to Towing Targets, or off Torquay

Lat 50.46, Long -3.53

7.30am: LEANDER sailed

8.20am: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla sailed

11.15am: LONDON sailed

11.33am: Weighed

11.37am: Proceeded S72E, 4 Targets in Tow

12.30pm: Course E’S, speed as requisite for Gunlayers Test

2.30pm: LONDON commenced Firing

4.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for Towing Targets for LONDON’s Heavy Gunlayers Test

6.40pm: LONDON ceased Firing completed 3 runs

6.43pm: Stopped, shortened up Tow

7.11pm: Course S88W

8.42pm: Stopped

8.46pm: Let go Starboard Bower

9.10pm: 1 Petty Officer joined from Depot

10.00pm: Discharged Mr Cheston Sub Lieut RNR to the Shore

Sick list 9



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Off Torquay

Lat 50.46, Long -3.53

4.00am: Lit fires in Barge & Picket Boat

8.10am: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyers sailed

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers. Hands at physical drill

Hands employed as requisite

10.00am: Fleet Surgeon Cooper joined the ship

11.40am: 1 Engine Room Artificer & 1 Engine Room Artificer, Royal Naval Reserve, joined the ship

Noon: LEANDER sailed

Hands employed as requisite

Youths at instruction

2.00pm: SKIRMISHER sailed

3.40pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon McElwee & 1 Engine Room Artificer

4.00pm: Quarters. Hands scrub Hammocks & wash Clothes. Gave leave to Chief & Petty Officers till 10pm

6.00pm: Drew fires in Barge

8.20pm: Set anchor watch

10.10pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

Sick list 11


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2 May 1914

From Tor Bay to Plymouth Sound, or at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.16, Long -3.73

7.30am: Weighed

7.40am: Proceeded slow S40E with 4 Targets in Tow

2.13pm: Stopped hauled up Targets

2.20pm: Proceeded, course & speeds as requisite

2.59pm: Stopped

3.01pm: Let go Starboard Bower 1 cable North of A berth

5.45pm: 25 Boys, 23 Royal Naval Reserve ratings & 2 Ordinary Seamen joined from Depot. 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 12


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3 May 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.05am: ENDYMION arrived

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics, Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 13


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4 May 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

Sick list 15


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5 May 1914

[At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14]

5.25am: French Torpedo Boat Destroyer GABION arrived

8.15am: ENDYMION sailed

11.30am: Lieut Commander Hall left the ship

2.10pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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6 May 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Hamoaze, or at No 5 Buoy

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.31am: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite

8.02am: Stopped

8.11am: Secured to No 5 Buoy. Dressed ship in rainbow fashion

Noon: Fired a royal salute 21 guns [The logbook does not tell us what the occasion was, though this date was the 4th anniversary of King George V’s accession to the throne.]

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

3.00pm: Coal lighter C80 came alongside

4.00pm: Coal lighter C86 came alongside

4.30pm: Read warrant no 157

6.00pm: Coal lighter C75 came alongside

Sick list 10


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7 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.45am: French Torpedo Boat Destroyer GABION sailed

Hands employed preparing for coaling

8.10am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Portsmouth Depot

11.35am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 574 tons

3.35pm: Coal lighters left

4.30pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

Sick list 13


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8 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed dockyard parties

Hands employed cleaning ship & taking in Ammunition

3.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.10pm: ROXBURGH sailed

Sick list 13


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9 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Saluted Flag of Rear Admiral A P Stoddart with 13 guns

8.40am:Flag Lieut Pakington joined the ship

10.30am: Tested life buoys, ditto correct

11.40am: Rear Admiral A Christian left the ship

12.45pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.00pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

2.13pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital. Discharged Flag Lieut Dicken to the VICTORY

4.53pm: ARGYLL sailed

Sick list 13


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10 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.40am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

6.10pm: Mr Pertwee, Clerk, joined the ship

6.30pm: Lieut Commander Burt joined the ship

Sick list 11


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11 May 1914

From Devonport to Tor Bay, or at Tor Bay

Lat 50.22, Long -3.57

6.00am: Slipped & proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite

6.25am: Let go Port Bower 0.5 cables North of A [berth]

8.50am: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite

9.00am: LONDON took station astern

12.30pm: Stopped

12.34pm: Let go Starboard Bower in Start Bay. Hoisted our Targets

2.08pm: Weighed & proceeded

2.10pm: Course East, LONDON carrying out Gunlayers Test

3.10pm: 1st Run

3.55pm: 2nd Run

4.45pm: 3rd Run

6.23pm: 4th Run. Shot away No 4 Target

6.40pm: Finished the practice

8.31pm: Stopped

8.35pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 13


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12 May 1914

At Tor Bay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

9.00am: HAZARD & Submarines sailed. Discharged 5 Ratings to Royal Naval Depot

9.10am: MAIDSTONE sailed

11.40am: Discharged Lieut Commander Trimmer to EXCELLENT. 3 Ratings joined from Depot

12.20pm: HAZARD arrived

Gunlayers at .303 Aiming rifle at Towed Target

2.00pm: MAIDSTONE & Submarines arrived

2.20pm: 1 Chief Petty Officer joined from Depot

4.10pm: Hands scrub Hammocks & wash Clothes

Sick list 11


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13 May 1914

At Tor Bay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

Submerged tubes crews at drill. Gunlayers at .303 Aiming rifle. Hands employed running torpedoes & as requisite

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 158

Sick list 11


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14 May 1914

From Tor Bay to Firing, or at Tor Bay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

8.40am: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite for carrying out Preliminary Officer of Quarters Day Group Firing with 3-pounder Sub Calibre at Towed target

11.23am: Finished the practice

11.38am: Stopped

11.40am: Let go Port Bower

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

Hands employed rigging targets & as requisite

3.00pm: Youths at 3-pounder Firing

3.30pm: Finished the practice

Sick list 10


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15 May 1914

From Tor Bay to Day Group Firing, or at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.32, Long -3.36

8.35am: Weighed & proceeded in company with LONDON

9.36am: Course & speed as requisite for Day Group Firing

9.45am: Carried out 1st Run

10.30am: Carried out 2nd Run

11.42am: Carried out 3rd Run. Finished the practice

11.50am: Stopped. Took over Targets from LONDON

12.25pm: Proceeded veered targets

12.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for Towing Targets for LONDON Day Group Firing

3.53pm: LONDON finished 5 Runs. Stopped, hauled in Targets

4.30pm: Proceeded, Targets in Tow

6.45pm: Stopped

6.48pm: Let go Starboard Bower 0.5 cable East of L berth

9.05pm: ZEALANDIA sailed

Sick list 10


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16 May 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

9.30am: Tested life buoys, ditto correct

9.40am: Discharged Rear Admiral A Stoddart to Royal Naval Hospital

9.50am: 1 Drummer joined from Royal Marine Depot

10.25am: 1 Rating joined from Depot & 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital & 4 Ratings joined from DEFIANCE. Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital & 1 Rating to Royal Marine Depot

2.30pm: 8 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 3


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17 May 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

8.45am: Landed Wesleyans & Roman Catholics & Presbyterians

9.40am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

5.30pm: Sent 1 Diver to the LONDON

7.05pm: MAINE arrived

Sick list 4


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18 May 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Sub Calibre Firing, or at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.08, Long -4.12

7.30am: 1 Rating joined from Depot

7.45am: Sent 2 Divers to the LONDON

8.00am: Hoisted out 2 Pattern VI targets

9.13am: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite, Targets in Tow

9.36am: Draystone abeam. Veered targets

12.55pm: LONDON finished firing

1.00pm: Transferred Targets to the LONDON

1.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out Officer of Quarters preliminary practice firing Sub Calibre & 3-pounder

4.20pm: Completed the practice

5.22pm: Stopped

5.25pm: Let go Port Bower 1 cable North of A berth

Sick list 3


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19 May 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Sub Calibre Firing, or at Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.15, Long -4.05

7.50am: DEVONSHIRE sailed

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded

9.20am: Course & speeds as requisite for carrying out Officer of Quarters preliminary practice firing Sub Calibre & 3-pounder at Targets towed by LONDON

11.55am: Completed the practice

12.15pm: Took over Targets from LONDON

1.00pm: Course & speeds as requisite with Targets for LONDON firing

2.15pm: LONDON finished

2.17pm: Shortened up the Tow

3.35pm: Stopped

3.37pm: Let go Starboard Bower 1 cable North of A berth

7.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

8.15pm: MAINE sailed

Sick list 4


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20 May 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Officer of Quarters Firing, or at Cawsand Bay

Lat 50.03, Long -3.82

6.30am: Weighed

6.33am: Proceeded, Courses as requisite

7.45am: Stopped. LONDON veered Targets

8.00am: Proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out Officer of Quarters firing

8.41am: Fired Fore Turret & X Group

10.25am: Fired B Turret & Y Group

11.30am: Fired A & after Turrets

11.50am: Stopped off Targets

Noon: Took over Battle Practice Targets

1.00pm: Proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite with Battle Practice Targets

1.45pm: LONDON commenced firing

4.13pm: LONDON finished Firing. Hauled in Targets

4.30pm: Proceeded N13E

6.39pm: Stopped

6.42pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 5


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21 May 1914

From Cawsand Bay to No 5 Buoy, or at No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.03, Long -3.82

9.15am: EXMOUTH sailed

9.30am: Youths firing 3-pounder at Fixed target

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speeds as requisite. Pilot in charge

3.12pm: Stopped

3.15pm: Secured No 5 Buoy

4.30pm: Rear Admiral Stoddart rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 3


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22 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.20am: Ammunition lighter came alongside

1.35pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Marine Depot & 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Royal Marine Depot

5.30pm: Discharged 11 Ratings to Depot

5.40pm: 16 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 5


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23 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.15pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

2.30pm: 5 Ratings discharged to Depot

Sick list 5


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24 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.25am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

5.00pm: KING EDWARD VII arrived & secured No 1 pier

Sick list 4


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25 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: Landed Dockyard parties

11.00am: General Penton came on board [Major General Penton was Fortress Commander for Plymouth]

11.20am: Fired a salute of 13 guns

12.05pm: SKIRMISHER sailed

1.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.00pm: 7th Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla sailed

Sick list 4


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26 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Dressed ship rainbow fashion in honour of HM the Queen’s birthday

Hands employed hoisting out ammunition & as requisite

11.00am: Landed dockyard party

Noon: Fired Royal salute 21 guns

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 159

Sick list 3


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27 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.30am: KING EDWARD VII sailed

Sick list 3


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28 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Read Warrant No 160

8.40am: Youths & Royal Naval Reserve men landed for drill

8.55am: Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

Hands employed painting & blacking down aloft

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

3.30pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 5


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29 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Rigged Picket Boat with dropping gear

9.00am: Torpedo Training Class away running Torpedoes

11.30am: Discharged Lieut Commander Anderson to Royal Naval Hospital

3.05pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.00pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

Sick list 6


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30 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.05am: Mr Doubleday, Clerk, joined from Depot

8.15am: CUMBERLAND sailed

Tested life buoys, ditto correct

9.00am: ISIS arrived

8.00pm: FORTH arrived

8.45pm: Discharged 1 Rating to the FORTH

Sick list 8


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31 May 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

5.00am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace

9.05am: Divisions, Prayers

9.15am: Drew fires in Picket Boat

10.00am: Gave leave to 1st Division till 7.00am

Hands employed as requisite

Youths at Instruction

1.30pm: Gave leave to Youths & boys till 6pm

3.00pm: 1 Rating joined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.00pm: Quarters

11.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace

Sick list 4


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2 June 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.35am: LEANDER sailed

1.35pm: Discharged Lieut Morgan to the VICTORY

Sick list 5


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3 June 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Dressed ship rainbow fashion in honour of HM the King’s birthday

Exercised Divers at monthly dip

10.15am: Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Burney came on board

Noon: Fired a Royal Salute of 21 guns

1.05pm: FORTH shifted berth

Hands employed hoisting out ammunition & as requisite

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

3.05pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

8.23pm: Undressed ship

Sick list 6


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4 June 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.40am: Landed Marines for drill

9.30am: Landed Youths & Royal Naval Reserve men for drill

Hands employed hoisting out ammunition

1.00pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

1.10pm: MARLBOROUGH sailed

Hands employed disembarking ammunition

Sick list 6


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5 June 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Landed Dockyard parties

Hands employed disembarking ammunition & as requisite

1.15pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

3.00pm: Ammunition lighter left

3.30pm: Lieut Nicol joined the ship

5.15pm: 6 Ratings joined the ship from Depot

6.00pm: Discharged 32 Ratings to Depot

Sick list 6


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6 June 1914

From No 5 Buoy to No 7 Wharf, or at No 7 Wharf

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Landed dockyard parties

10.00am: Slipped from buoy & proceeded in Tow of Tugs

10.25am: Secured to No 7 Wharf

1.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

2.25pm: Lieut Commander Anderson rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 6


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7 June 1914

At No 7 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.45am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.15am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

9.50am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 4


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8 June 1914

From No 7 Wharf to No 5 Basin, or at No 5 Basin

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.25am: Shifted ship to West Wall No 5 Basin

6.08am: Secured

8.25am: Read Warrant No 161. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention

1.35pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

2.05pm: Shifted ship from No 5 Basin to No 9 Dock

Sick list 7


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9 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Commenced pumping out the Dock

Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom & as requisite

9.35am: Ship landed on the Chocks

11.30am: Discharged Lieut Commander Anderson to the CAESAR

11.45am: Dock dry

1.10pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 11


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10 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Hands employed rigging staging & as requisite

Sick list 8


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11 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.30am: Hands employed paying down Bower Cables for Survey

8.00am: Hands employed staging ship, painting mess deck & Dismounting guns

9.00am: Youths landed for drill

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

4.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 8


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12 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.30am: Dockyard unshipped rudder & placed it in the Dock

1.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

2.35pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

3.40pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

4.00pm: 11 Ratings joined from Depot

Sick list 8


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13 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship & sanding down Fore top gallant mast

Sick list 6


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14 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.50am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 7


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15 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Rigging party refitting rigging

Royal Naval Reserve men dismounting 6-inch guns

10.15am: Sent down Fore Yard

12.45pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

Hands employed striking Fore topmast & as requisite

Sick list 6


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16 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.50am: Discharged 26 Ratings to the MARLBOROUGH

Royal Naval Reserve men dismounting Guns

3.15pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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17 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to the Ship’s Company

Sick list 4


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18 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

11.45am: Gave leave to Port Watch till 12 o’clock on 24 June

2.55pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Detention Quarters

Sick list 5


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19 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Small Arms Company for drill

8.35am: Discharged Mr Trennick [?Trinick] Sub Lieut RNR & one Engine Room Artificer, Royal Naval Reserve, to the shore

Sick list 5


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20 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.15am: 1 Royal Naval Reserve rating joined from Depot

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 7


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21 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: CAESAR’s church party arrived

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 7


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22 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Read Warrant No 163. Discharged 1 prisoner to Detention Barracks

9.20am: Landed Small Arms Company for Review

10.15am: Landed Marines

Sick list 5


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LOG of HMS CARNARVON

Commanded by Captain Harry L D’E Skipwith


FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing 23rd of June 1914

Ending 13th of June 1915


Tonnage (Displacement): 10800

Extreme Length: 473ft

Extreme Breadth: 68ft


ENGINES: Manufacturer: Humphreys Tennant [Humphrys, Tennant and Co]

IHP: 20500

Description: Triple Expansion 4 Cylinder Vertical Inverted Surface condensing


BOILERS: Manufacturer: Humphreys Tennant

Description: 12 Niclausse LT 6 Cylindrical return tube

When made: 1903

When put in Vessel: 1904


2 SCREW PROPELLERS: Manufacturer: Humphrey Tennant

Description: 3 blades Admiralty Pattern Manganese Bronze


Signed: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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Establishment of Ship’s Company – Full Complement

Officers: 32

Seamen: 224

Boys: 32

Marines: 83

Engine-room establishment: 224

Other Non-executive ratings: 80

Total: 675


ARMAMENT

Position/Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings:

Forecastle: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Quarter Deck: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Upper Deck Starboard: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Upper Deck Port: one 7.5-inch gun in Turret

Upper Deck: Two 6-inch guns in Casemates

Main Deck: Four 6-inch guns in Casemates


Torpedo Armament:

2 Submerged Tubes 18-inch

2 Sets of dropping gear 14-inch


BAROMETER

Mercurial or Aneroid: Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: Adie 533

Height of cistern above sea: 10ft


Thermometers for Air Temperature:

Position in Ship: Port side of Chart House Fore Bridge

Whether in screen: Yes


Thermometer for Sea Temperature:

Maker and No: Hicks 340


Position of Standard Compass:

On top of Chart House Fore Bridge


BOATS

1 56ft Picket Boat

1 40ft Steam Pinnace

2 32ft Cutters

1 30ft Cutter

1 26ft Cutter

1 42ft Launch

1 36ft Pinnace

1 32ft Gig

1 27ft Whaler

1 16ft Skiff

1 13.5ft Balsa Raft


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION


Draught of water with Bunkers full, and complete with Provisions, Stores and Water: Forward 26ft 0in, Aft 26ft 3in


Load draught: Forward 25ft 0in, Aft 25ft 6in


Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch: 50


Number of Tons of Coal Carried (43 cubic feet per ton): (a) At load draught: [left blank]; (b) With Bunkers full: 1750; (c) In places other than Bunkers: Nil


Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried: 237 Tons


Quantity of Water carried: (a) For Boilers: 160 Tons; (b) For Drinking: 61 Tons


Signed: Harry Skipwith, Captain; T A Williams, Navigating Officer


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23 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.00am: MARLBOROUGH sailed

8.30am: Discharged 9 boys to Depot

9.30am: 1 Chief Stoker joined from Depot

12.45pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

2.30pm: 1 Rating joined from INDUS

5.20pm: Read Warrant No 164

Sick list 5


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24 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Noon: Port Watch returned from Leave

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital & 4 boys to Depot

Sick list 7


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25 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.15am: LONDON arrived

7.45am: Read Warrant No 165. Discharged 1 Rating to Detention Barracks

Noon: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till Noon 1st July

Sick list 6


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26 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.30am: Dockyard replaced Rudder

Hands employed restowing Bower Cable & as requisite

Sick list 7


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27 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Dockyardmen painting ship’s bottom

11.00am: 31 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined the ship

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to COLLINGWOOD

3.25pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

5.30pm: 7 Youths joined the ship

Sick list 6


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28 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.35am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.00am: CAESAR’s church party arrived on board

10.10am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 6


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29 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Dockyardmen painting ship’s bottom

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital. 1 Rating joined from Depot

2.00pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Detention

Sick list 4


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30 June 1914

At No 9 Dock [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed unstaging ship

10.00am: 2 Ratings joined from Depot

1.00pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Depot

3.10pm: 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 4



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

From No 9 Dock to No 5 Wharf or at No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.05am: Commenced Flooding the Dock

9.25am: Ship Floated

Hands employed as requisite

10.35am: Commenced shifting ship

11.30am: Secured to No 5 Wharf

Noon: Starboard Watch returned from Leave

1.40pm: Hands employed as requisite

1.45pm: 10 Royal Naval Reserve ratings joined from Depot

4.30pm: Gave leave to 2nd & 3rd Divisions

5.30pm: Exercised Fire Quarters

Sick list 4


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2 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Ammunition lighter came alongside

Hands employed getting in & stowing ammunition

11.00am: Sent up Fore Topmast

12.45pm: Paid weekly money to Ship’s Company

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to DEFIANCE

4.20pm: Ammunition lighter left

Sick list 3


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3 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Ammunition lighter came alongside

Hands employed striking down shells & as requisite

10.30am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

2.30pm: Sent up Fore topgallant mast

3.20pm: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer to Depot

4.15pm: Ammunition lighter left

Sick list 3


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4 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.20am: Coal lighter C74 came alongside

8.00am: TALBOT arrived

9.20am: ARGYLL proceeded into No 9 Dock

10.30am: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Barracks

10.40am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list Nil


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5 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.55am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 3


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6 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.45am: Discharged 11 Marines for Field training

8.00am: Commenced coaling

10.35am: ROXBURGH, CALCUTTA & DEVONSHIRE arrived

Hands employed coaling ship

11.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

1.45pm: Finished coaling: Received 600 tons.

1.50pm: 1 Rating joined from Defiance

2.15pm: Coal lighter left

2.45pm: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined

Sick list 2


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7 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

12.15pm: ROXBURGH sailed

Hands employed replacing port anchor & as requisite

2.20pm: Discharged 1 Rating to EXMOUTH

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 166

5.30pm: LION arrived & secured to No 8 Wharf

Sick list 3


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8 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.25am: Provision lighter came alongside

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

9.10am: Discharged 1 Band Corporal to Eastney Barracks

3.30pm: Provision Lighter left

5.00pm: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from Barracks

Sick list 5


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9 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

6.45am: Landed docking party for Turkish Man of War OSMAN II [per the log of HMS ENDYMION for the same day this appears to have been SULTAN OSMAN I, requisitioned by Britain on 2 August 1914 and renamed HMS AGINCOURT]

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 7


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10 July 1914

At No 5 Wharf [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital. Lashed ship for Trial

1.15pm: Commenced Basin trials

2.10pm: Finished Basin Trial (Satisfactory)

Sick list 5


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11 July 1914

From No 5 Wharf to No 5 Buoy, or at No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.25am: Slipped from No 5 Wharf in Tow of Tugs

8.50am: Secured to No 5 buoy

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot

1.30pm: PELORUS arrived & secured to No 5a buoy

Sick list 4


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12 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.35am: Landed Wesleyans & Presbyterians

10.10am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 7


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13 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy & Sound [Plymouth]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.15am: ARGYLL sailed

10.15am: CANOPUS sailed

1.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

1.05pm: 16 Royal Marine Light Infantry ratings joined

1.30pm: 33 Ratings joined from DEFIANCE

2.00pm: 69 Ratings joined from Depot

2.40pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

2.45pm: 23 Ratings joined from INDUS

4.05pm: Discharged 56 Ratings to Depot

4.20pm: Slipped & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite. Pilot in charge

4.50pm: Stopped

4.56pm: Secured No 1 Buoy. 1 Rating joined from Depot. Swung ship for adjustment of Compass

8.05pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot & 1 Rating from INDUS

9.00pm: Sub Lieuts Glover & Cuddeford joined the ship

Sick list 5


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14 July 1914

At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14

5.50am: ROXBURGH, DEVONSHIRE & ARGYLL sail

9.00am: Slipped, Course & speeds as requisite to shift berth 1 cable North of A Berth

10.00am: 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from DEFIANCE

1.25pm: Discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Barracks

Hands employed painting ship

Lost overboard by accident, Brushes Pattern 5, 6 in No

2.50pm: 3 Ratings joined from Depot

3.00pm: Discharged 1 Rating to Depot & 1 Rating rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.30pm: VICTORIOUS, HANNIBAL & MARS anchored in Cawsand Bay

Sick list 7


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15 July 1914

[At Plymouth Sound

Lat 50.34, Long -4.14]

9.45am: LION sailed

10.30am: PRINCE GEORGE, CAESAR & MAGNIFICENT anchored in Cawsand Bay & Sound

1.05pm: Discharged 1 Sergeant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Royal Naval Hospital

2.47pm: Discharged 2 Ratings & 3 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Hospital

Sick list 8


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16 July 1914

From Plymouth Sound to Spithead

Lat 50.37, Long -2.43

4.10am: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite

4.20am: EXMOUTH & LONDON took station astern

6.52am: Start Lighthouse abeam 2.5 miles

7.00am: Sighted CORNWALL on Port Bow

8.45am: Stationed EXMOUTH & LONDON on Port Beam

9.10am: Exercised Manning & Cheering ship

11.15am: Sighted 1st, 2nd & 3rd Battle Squadron leaving Portland

2.30pm: Sighted 5th & 6th Battle Squadrons NE

2.40pm: LONDON & EXMOUTH parted Company

3.30pm: Course as requisite for joining LORD NELSON

4.00pm: CORNWALL & CUMBERLAND took station astern

4.58pm: Needles abeam SSE 1 mile

7.01pm: Stopped

7.04pm: Let go Starboard Bower. Let go Port Bower

Sick list 9


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17 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

1.30pm: Exercised cheering & manning ship

5.30pm: Watch employed getting in 53 boxes of 3-pounder ammunition

Sick list 10


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18 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

5.55pm: Lieut Blagrove & 16 Cadets & 1 Chief Petty Officer joined from Dartmouth

9.10pm: Exercised search lights

Sick list 11


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19 July 1914

[At Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1]

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

12.20pm: HM the King passed through the Lines in the ALEXANDRA

3.00pm: Royal Yacht ALEXANDRA passed Eastward

Sick list 12


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20 July 1914

From Spithead to PZ & Tor Bay, or at Tor Bay

Lat 50.54, Long -1.02

Hands employed preparing for sea

6.21am: Unmoored. Weighed Starboard anchor

9.36am: Weighed

10.12am: Proceeded, Courses & speeds as requisite, took station on Port beam of GOOD HOPE

11.00am: Passed HMY ALEXANDRA with HM the King on board off Nab End Buoy. Manned & cheered ship

1.12pm: Cruisers proceeded to take station 5 miles ahead, Course & speed as requisite

2.30pm: Sighted Enemy SE’E

2.45pm: Exercised general quarters. Course & speed as requisite for PZ

4.10pm: Secured

4.15pm: Stopped

4.30pm: Proceeded, Courses as requisite to take station astern of RUSSELL

5.00pm: Took station 2.5 cables astern of EXMOUTH

9.25pm: Portland Light N33W

Sick list 13


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21 July 1914

From Tor Bay to Exercises, or at Weymouth Bay

Lat 50.20, Long -2.72

1.10am: Stopped

1.17am: Let go Starboard Bower

6.30am: Discharged Lieut Blagrove & 16 Cadets & 1 Chief Petty Officer to Dartmouth College & Royal Naval Reserve ratings to the Shore

7.10am: 9th Cruiser Squadron sailed

7.45am: 8th Battle Squadron sailed

8.52am: Weighed

8.58am: Proceeded S54E with CORNWALL & CUMBERLAND

10.45am: Took station 1 South of GOOD HOPE

11.07am: Stopped. Connected up Conning Tower wheel

11.36am: Proceeded Course as requisite to take station 101 South from GOOD HOPE

1.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for PZ. Sighted Cruisers ENE & ESE. Exercised general quarters

3.50pm: Negative PZ

5.43pm: Sighted Portland Bill

6.26pm: Shambles abeam 7 cables

6.57pm: Stopped

7.00pm: Let go Port Bower in H2 Berth

Sick list 14


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22 July 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Lyme Bay

Lat 50.25, Long -2.58

4.45am: Weighed

4.50am: Proceeded

7.17am: Course & speed as requisite for taking station WSW 8 miles from Flag

8.10am: Took station 3 miles on Port beam of SHANNON

8.50am: Opened out to 5 miles

9.52am: Sighted enemy’s cruiser steering SWly N29W

10.01am: Course & speed as requisite for PZ

11.42am: Negative PZ

11.47am: Stopped

12.10pm: Proceeded West

2.20pm: Stopped

2.55pm: Proceeded West

3.00pm: Enemy’s Cruiser N58E

3.00pm: Exercised general quarters

3.37pm: Stopped. Connected Fore Bridge Steering gear

4.00pm: Proceeded with CORNWALL & CUMBERLAND N25W

6.00pm: Empress of India buoy N86E 2.5 miles

6.42pm: Stopped

6.45pm: Let go Port Bower

9.05pm: Darkened ship

9.15pm: Exercised Search light control & Night defence

Sick list 15


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23 July 1914

From Lyme Bay to Plymouth, or at Cawsand Bay

Lat 50.07, Long -2.82

6.35am: Weighed & proceeded with CORNWALL & CUMBERLAND

10.24am: Exercised general quarters

10.27am: Course & speed as requisite for PZ

11.26am: Negative PZ

3.04pm: Stopped, dropped Target, LONDON closed

3.10pm: Proceeded WNW. Carried out Youths & Royal Naval Reserve Firing

4.10pm: Stopped. Hoisted in Target

4.29pm: LONDON took station astern

5.28pm: Breakwater Fort challenged

5.45pm: Bovisand fired a gun, Course & speed as requisite to WSW

6.00pm: Course & speeds as requisite for entering harbour

7.02pm: Stopped

7.06pm: Let go Port Bower in No 2 Berth Cawsand Bay

9.30pm: Discharged Mr Glover Sub Lieut

Sick list 16


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24 July 1914

From Cawsand Bay to No 5 Buoy, or at No 5 Buoy

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.25am: Exercised Divers monthly dip

10.00am: Discharged 1 Royal Naval Reserve Stoker to the shore

12.21pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite, pilot in charge

1.25pm: Stopped. Secured No 5 Buoy

2.15pm: Coal lighter came alongside

2.40pm: Commenced coaling

4.55pm: Discharged 1 Musician to IMPREGNABLE & 1 Musician joined from IMPREGNABLE

5.20pm: 2 Ratings joined from Royal Naval Hospital

6.30pm: MARS, MAGNIFICENT, PRINCE GEORGE & ILLUSTRIOUS arrived. Discharged 2 Engine Room Artificers to MAJESTIC

7.25pm: Finished Coaling

Sick list 8


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25 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: Ship demobilized Discharged 16 Marines to Barracks, 63 ratings to Depot, 33 Ratings to DEFIANCE, 24 ratings to INDUS & 1 Coastguard

11.45am: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am 30 July

2.05pm: 64 Ratings joined from Depot

6.10pm: 3 Ratings joined from CHALLENGER

Sick list 5


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26 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians & Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

5.00pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer, Royal Naval Reserve, joined

Sick list 5


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27 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Sick list 4


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28 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.55am: Engineer Lieut Hill joined

9.00am: 33 Ratings joined from Depot

10.30am: 56 ratings joined from DEFIANCE & Depot

11.40am: 19 Ratings joined from INDUS

1.30pm: Discharged Engineer Lieut Hill to Depot

2.00pm: NOTTINGHAM secured No 1 Jetty

2.40pm: 3 Ratings joined from INDUS

3.00pm: 10 Ratings joined from DEFIANCE

3.10pm: Discharged 4 ratings to DEFIANCE

5.15pm: 1 Rating joined from Depot

5.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to ROXBURGH

6.30pm: 1 Rating joined from DEFIANCE

8.00pm: Mr Cuddeford Sub Lieut joined

Sick list 5


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29 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Sent divers to IMPREGNABLE

9.00am: 1 Chief Engine Room Artificer joined

10.30am: 2 Privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined & discharged 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry

12.30pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Depot. Hands make & mend Clothes

2.40pm: 2 Ratings rejoined from Royal Naval Hospital

4.05pm: ROXBURGH sailed

5.15pm: THESEUS arrived

8.30pm: Provision lighter came alongside. Diving party returned

9.50pm: Lieut Mellor, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined from DEFIANCE

Midnight: Torpedo Boat 16 came alongside

Sick list 5


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30 July 1914

At No 5 Buoy [Devonport]

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.15am: Torpedo Boat 16 left

1.50am: 1 Rating rejoined from IMPREGNABLE

Hands employed provisioning ship & preparing for coaling

9.10am: Discharged 44 Ratings to Depot

9.20am: 20 Marines joined from Royal Marine Barracks

9.30am: 10 Ratings joined from Depot

10.20am: Discharged 23 Royal Naval Reserve ratings to the Shore

11.00am: BELLEROPHON arrived

12.30pm: Coal lighter came alongside

1.20pm: Commenced Coaling

1.50pm: Ammunition lighter arrived

Hands employed coaling & getting in ammunition

4.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 165 tons

5.00pm: THESEUS & CUMBERLAND sailed

5.20pm: LEANDER & SKIRMISHER & 7th Flotilla proceeded to Sound

Sick list 5



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARNARVON
Operations off West Africa

JP map Carnarvon West Africa

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31 July 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar, or at Sea

Lat 49.53, Long -4.71

Hands employed preparing for sea

7.15am: Slipped & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite, Pilot in charge

7.49am: Stopped

7.52am: Let go Port Bower

8.15am: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speed as requisite

9.08am: Eddystone Lighthouse abeam 1 mile

11.22am: German Cruiser STRASBOURG [SMS STRASSBURG] passed steering East

Hands employed stowing away all wood & as requisite

3.53pm: Sighted land S19E

4.00pm: Rigged Night defence gear. Read Warrant No 167

Sick list 7



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 44.55, Long -8.75

1.30am: Exercised sea boats crew

2.30am: Exercised watch closes watertight doors

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

9.40am: Altered course S40W

Hands employed cleaning ship & as requisite

4.00pm: Quarters

8.42pm: Altered course to North to close Steamer

8.52pm: Altered course S40W

Sick list 7


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2 August 1914

From Devonport to Trade route Madeira

Lat 39.2, Long -12.04

1.50am: Received by Wireless Telegraph Poldhu that Germany had declared War with Russia at 7.30pm on August 1st

2.30am: {Lat 41.17, Long -10.85} Spoke KINFAUNS CASTLE 1 mile West steering NE

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 10


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3 August 1914

From Devonport to Trade Route & Gibraltar, or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -7.05

12.45pm: Sighted land on Port Bow

Hands employed preparing for coaling

4.15pm: Tarifa Point Lighthouse abeam 2.5 miles

5.10pm: Course & speeds as requisite for entering North entrance Gibraltar Harbour

5.34pm: Stopped. Secured alongside No 4 Coaling shed

7.30pm: Oil Lighter came alongside

7.51pm: Commenced coaling

9.25pm: Oil lighter left

Hands employed coaling ship

Sick list 10


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4 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Canary Islands

Lat 36.0, Long -6.07

Hands employed coaling ship

4.15am: Finished coaling. Received 675 tons

5.40am: Slipped

5.54am: Proceeded Course & speeds as requisite

6.06am: Passed HMS CUMBERLAND

7.23am: Altered course N76E to communicate with Gibraltar

8.06am: Stopped. Moving engines as requisite off Europa Point

9.12am: Proceeded as requisite

10.20am: Tarifa Point abeam 2 miles

Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 10


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5 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Canary Islands

Lat 33.75, Long -12.38

1.13am: Received Wireless Telegraph Admiralty. Commence hostilities at once against Germany. Watch employed getting up ammunition. Darkened ship

Hands employed preparing ship for Battle

4.00pm: Altered course S33.5W on to Canary Islands Trade Route

Sick list 11


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6 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Canary Islands

Lat 31.23, Long -14.34

6.47am: Altered course S23.5W to close Steamer

7.20am: Stopped on Port Beam of SS GLENMORAN [?GLENMORAG] of Glasgow, River Plate to Amsterdam via Las Palmas. Communicated with ditto by Flags & Morse

8.03am: Proceeded S33.5W

9.50am: Connected up lower Conning Tower steering gear

11.00am: Sighted HMS CUMBERLAND ESE

1.00pm: CUMBERLAND took station astern

6.48pm: Sighted Great Salvage Island S70W

8.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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7 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Canary Islands

Lat 29.46, Long -16.75

5.40am: Hands to Action Stations

6.07am: Courses as requisite for Examining Great Salvage Island & Picton [Piton] Island

7.20am: Secured

7.30am: Shaped course S67W

10.00am: Detached CUMBERLAND to close steamer

2.45pm: Sighted Peak of Tenerife S18W

4.45pm: Anaga Rocks abeam 2 miles

5.47pm: Stopped

5.48pm: Saluted the Spanish Flag with 21 guns. Alumada [?Almeyda] Fort returned ditto. Communicated with British Consul

6.25pm: Proceeded S65E

8.15pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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8 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Canary Islands

Lat 28.14, Long -15.37

0.31am: Sighted Isleta Light S33E

1.30am: Steamer passed steering West

2.13am: Isleta Light abeam 7 miles

5.30am: Sighted & challenged CUMBERLAND. CUMBERLAND proceeded to La Luz to coal & anchored at 7.15

7.28am: Stopped 4 miles off Las Palmas

9.30am: British ship HARMONIDES sailed

12.35pm: Closed steamer to NE (SS DEVON flying Argentinian Flag)

Moving engines as requisite off La Luz Harbour

7.12pm: CUMBERLAND weighed & closed CARNARVON

7.40pm: Captain Fuller came onboard

7.56pm: Captain Fuller left

8.00pm: Proceeded

8.12pm: Parted company with CUMBERLAND

9.26pm: Isleta Light N76W

Sick list 5


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9 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Canary Islands & St Vincent

Lat 29.25, Long -13.56

4.09am: Sighted Ballena Light S27E

4.26am: Ballena Light abeam 4 miles

4.44am: Sighted Pechiguera Light N73E

5.33am: Lobos Island Light abeam 2 miles

9.42am: Course as requisite for Rio Harbour

10.06am: Stopped

10.11am: Let go Starboard Bower. Landed officers to obtain information

11.05am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite through Santa Clara Strait

1.30pm: Rossa Point [?Punta Rosa] abeam 4 miles

5.00pm: Connected up Fore Bridge Wheel & Telegraph

11.00pm: Signalled SS PATANI, Las Palmas for Dakar

Sick list 7


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10 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent

Lat 25.75, Long -17.35

10.58am: Signalled SS THORPWOOD of Middlesborough from Rosario to Pasajes

11.40am: Stopped. Communicated by Semaphore with SS THORPWOOD

8.20pm: Darkened ship

9.34pm: Sighted steamer West, closed ditto

9.40pm: Resumed original course

Sick list 8


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11 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent

Lat 21.79, Long -21.03

4.25am: Signalled Austrian SS OUDA bearing North

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 10


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12 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent, or at Porto Grande

Lat 17.47, Long -24.67

11.55am: Sighted land on Starboard bow

2.00pm: Bull Point Light abeam 4 miles [London Gazette dated 11 June 1886 reports that a lighthouse was to be “erected on Bull Point (locally known as Lombo do Boi), near Bull Rock, east coast of St Antonio Island.” The light was to be named Fontes Pereira de Mello.]

2.50pm: Passaros Island Light abeam 4 cables

2.56pm: Stopped

2.57pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Hands employed preparing for Coaling

5.00pm: Coal lighter came alongside

6.00pm: Commenced coaling

2nd Watch coaling ship

Sick list 11


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13 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sea, or at Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.0

Midnight: 3rd Watch coaling ship

4.00am: 1st Watch coal ship

7.40am: 3rd Watch coal ship

9.30am: Received Wireless Telegraph Admiralty. Commence hostilities at once against Austria

9.30am: HMS MONMOUTH arrived & anchored

10.00am: Hands employed coaling ship

11.50am: 12 Naval Cadets joined from MONMOUTH

3.00pm: Finished coaling

4.36pm: Weighed

4.45pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite

5.00pm: Passaros Light abeam 9 cables

6.00pm: Ponta Machado Lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles

9.15pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 12


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14 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sea

Lat 15.34, Long -25.12

2.00am: Altered course N20E to close small steamer

8.00am: Altered course S30W to close Dutch Tug

4.20pm: Altered course N22E to close 3 French Cruisers N7E

4.27pm: Cruisers altered course to East & challenged MONMOUTH

6.30pm: Sighted steamer on Port Bow

11.10pm: SS WINDSOR HALL passed bound South, Newport for River Plate

Sick list 10


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15 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sea

Lat 16.08, Long -25.32

1.10am: Sighted Machado Light N55E

4.00am: Machado Light N86E 10 miles

7.00am: Aired bedding

7.40am: Sighted Steamer steering NNE

11.35am: Altered course S80W to close steamer

11.40am: SS JAMAICA[?] British from Buenos Ayres to Amsterdam

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

1.30pm: William Gribble Stoker 2nd Class committed suicide by drowning

6.56pm: Sighted Machado Light N73E

7.30pm: Machado Light N84E

Sick list 11


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16 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sea Trade Route

Lat 16.7, Long -25.17

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

1.00pm: SS BRIERTON of London Collier 101 bound for Lat -18.0, Long -39.0

3.40pm: Stopped. Signalled SS HARTINGTON from Mejillones to St Vincent

4.15pm: Proceeded S31W

Sick list 12


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17 August 1914

From Trade Route to St Vincent & Sea, or at St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.0

4.25am: Sighted Machado Light N49E

6.34am: Machado Light abeam 2.5 miles

8.18am: Stopped by Signal from Bird Island. Captain of the Port came onboard

8.20am: Proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite

9.00am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

4.20pm: Weighed

4.22pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite

4.30pm: Passaros Island abeam 4 cables

Sick list 17


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18 August 1914

From St Vincent to Trade Route

Lat 19.49, Long -22.8

Sick list 15


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19 August 1914

From St Vincent to Trade Route

Lat 20.7, Long -21.73

12.40pm: Stopped & communicated by Signal with SS DON EMILIO of London for Las Palmas

1.00pm: Proceeded

Sick list 13


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20 August 1914

From St Vincent to Trade Route

Lat 17.32, Long -24.75

Hands employed scrubbing hammocks & as requisite

Noon: Sighted HMS MACEDONIA S10W

12.25pm: Stopped

1.00pm: Captain B S Evans RN, Captain of MACEDONIA (Commerce destroyer) came onboard

1.10pm: Sighted HMS LEVIATHAN N7W steering SW, signalled ditto

2.57pm: Parted company with HMS MACEDONIA

7.00pm: Machado Light abeam 2.5 miles

Sick list 13


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21 August 1914

From St Vincent to Trade Route

Lat 15.92, Long -25.36

9.54am: Dropped Target. Course & speed as requisite firing .303 aiming rifle

11.53am: Finished the practice. Picked up Target

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 13


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22 August 1914

From Trade Route to St Vincent & Sea, or at Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.0

2.30am: Machado Light N49E

9.03am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

9.30am: HMS OTRANTO (armed Commerce destroyer) Captain H Edwards RN arrived

3.00pm: Weighed

4.00pm: Passaros Light N15E 8 cables

4.13pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing SS ANTINOUS (British)

5.54pm: Machado Light abeam 2.25 miles

6.51pm: Stopped & Signalled SS SWEETHOPE Monte Video to St Vincent

7.08pm: Proceeded S35W

10.50pm: Sighted Steamer S48W

11.46pm: Signalled SS HAILEYBURY

Sick list 14


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23 August 1914

From St Vincent to Trade Route

Lat 15.89, Long -24.87

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

1.15pm: Sighted Steamer S6E

1.55pm: Steamer hoisted German Merchant Colours

2.05pm: Course & speed as requisite

2.20pm: Stopped on Starboard beam of SS PROFESSOR WOERMANN. Sent away boarding party

Herr Krum, German Naval Reserve Officer, transferred to CARNARVON

Dismantled the Wireless Gear

Mr Wilson, British subject

4.20pm: Proceeded S23E (Prize) PROFESSOR WOERMANN took station on Starboard Quarter

8.45pm: Porto Praya Light S80E

Midnight: Porto Praya Light N2.5W

Sick list 14


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24 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 13.4, Long -21.25

1.30am: Altered course S33E to close prize

2.00am: Received by Wireless Telegraph from Dakar, Japan declared War on Germany Noon 23rd

8.56am: Altered course S35E, Speed as requisite for keeping station on Prize

Sick list 15


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25 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 10.88, Long -17.2

3.18am: Heavy SWly rain squall. Closed the Prize

2.30pm: Sounding every 1 hour

2.45pm: Sighted steamer S’W steering SEly

4.30pm: Signalled SS ANDONI (British) bound for Sierra Leone

10.10pm: Altered course S46E to close Steamer SS CHERBURY of Cherbury Steamship line

Sick list 17


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26 August 1914

From St Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.15am: SS ABOSSO passed bound NW

6.00am: Sounding every half hour

10.10am: Heavy rain

10.44am: Sighted Sierra Leone Lighthouse S53E

11.48am: Stopped

11.50am: Let go Starboard Bower

12.10pm: PROFESSOR WOERMANN anchored to East

Hands employed preparing for Coaling

1.40pm: Coal lighter came alongside

3.30pm: Collier SS GRIPWELL came alongside

3.00pm: Handed over SS PROFESSOR WOERMANN to Admiralty Prize Court

5.00pm: Commenced coaling from Collier

Hands employed coaling ship

Midnight: Stopped Coaling

Sick list 20


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27 August 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.25am: Coal lighter left

7.00am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

2.05pm: Finished coaling. Received 1420 tons

2.57pm: SS GRIPWELL left

Sick list 22


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28 August 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.50am: Sent working party over to PROFESSOR WOERMANN for provisions

Hands employed overhauling coaling gear & as requisite

11.30am: Sir Merewether [Sir Edward Merewether] Governor came onboard

1.30pm: Sent working party onboard the prize

5.15pm: Provision lighter from PROFESSOR WOERMANN came alongside. Hands employed provisioning ship

Sick list 20


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29 August 1914

From Sierra Leone to Sea

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

Hands employed refitting coaling gear & as requisite

1.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

1.52pm: Sierra Leone Lighthouse abeam 6 cables

Sick list 25


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30 August 1914

From Sierra Leone to Sea

Lat 10.75, Long -16.92

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 24


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31 August 1914

From Sierra Leone to Sea

Lat 14.8, Long -17.75

1.40am: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow

2.18am: Signalled French steamer ASIE from Dakar for Konakri [Conakry]

9.16am: Sighted Cape Verde N43E

11.11am: Cape Verde Lighthouse abeam 12 miles

11.20am: Sighted Steamer N19E

11.34am: Signalled SS CLAN SHAW Liverpool to Capetown

1.00pm: Cape Verde Lighthouse S22E

10.45pm: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow

11.50pm: SS HARPALYCE Durban for Falmouth

Sick list 29



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

From Sierra Leone to Sea

Lat 19.25, Long -17.7

Watch at night defence

2.00am: Exercised sea boats crew

6.20am: Negative night defence

9.35am: Divisions, Prayers

Exercised general Quarters

Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Altered course N30.5E

4.00pm: Quarters. Hands at physical drill. Prepared for night defence

8.00pm: 1st Watch at night defence

10.00pm: Exercised sea boats crew

Sick list 20


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2 September 1914

From Sierra Leone to Ouro River [Rio de Oro]

Lat 23.17, Long -16.28

9.35am: Altered course N63E to examine Cintra Bay

2.00pm: Connected up Lower Conning Tower Steering gear & Telegraph

2.20pm: Sighted Durnford Point N56E

2.38pm: Altered course E’N to Examine wreck of KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE

Sick list 21


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3 September 1914

From Sierra Leone to Off Canary Islands

Lat 27.36, Long -15.58

10.00am: Sighted HM Ships CANOPUS, HIGHFLYER & VICTORIAN NNE

11.19am: Stopped. Captain Grant RN HMS CANOPUS, Captain Buller HMS HIGHFLYER & Captain Somerville HMS VICTORIAN came on board

1.50pm: HMS HIGHFLYER proceeded

2.40pm: HMS CANOPUS proceeded

2.55pm: HMS VICTORIAN proceeded

Sick list 20


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4 September 1914

From Sierra Leone to Off Grand Canary

Lat 27.23, Long -15.87

7.00am: Stopped

10.30am: Marines paraded in Heavy marching order

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

3.50pm: Sighted steamer SSE

3.55pm: Proceeded 64 revs

6.15pm: Signalled SS LUXEMBOURG (Belgian) Buenos Ayres for Hull & Antwerp

Sick list 20


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5 September 1914

From Sierra Leone to Las Palmas

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

0.53am: Isleta Light abeam 12

8.00am: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear

9.33am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower off La Luz. Saluted Spanish Flag with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

11.35am: Saluted British Consul with 7 guns

3.55pm: The Governor came on board. Saluted ditto with [blank] guns

5.46pm: CHALLENGER arrived

5.48pm: Weighed

5.50pm: Proceeded 64 revs

6.30pm: Connected Lower conning Tower steering gear

Midnight: Maspalomas Light N42W

Sick list 18


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6 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Sea

Lat 27.13, Long -16.0

1.00am: Signalled SS HIGHLAND PRINCE Monte Video to Las Palmas & London

6.30am: Stopped

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

8.00pm: Proceeded S54W

Sick list 28


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7 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Sea

Lat 27.22, Long -15.97

9.48am: Sighted HMS EMPRESS OF BRITAIN to SW

12.30pm: Captain Pyddoke, EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, came onboard

3.14pm: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN sailed

6.05pm: Proceeded S35E

Sick list 36


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8 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Sea

Lat 27.48, Long -15.5

3.07am: Sighted HMS ALBION steering SW

6.00am: Sighted Maspalomas Light N40E

12.30pm: Sighted steamer S23W, Courses as requisite for closing. Signalled SS CARINA[?] (Italian) of Genoa from Buenos Ayres

1.34pm: Stopped

1.43pm: Proceeded N30W

3.20pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 7 miles

5.50pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow, altered course N41W

6.16pm: Signalled SS MERCATOR (Russian)

8.00pm: Abona Light N49W 7 miles

Sick list 31


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9 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Santa Cruz

Lat 28.48, Long -16.18

6.52am: Stopped. Signalled SS AYMERIC (British) Cape Verde Island to Algiers

7.05am: Proceeded

10.20am: Stopped

10.25am: Let go Starboard Bower off Santa Cruz, Tenerife. Fired a salute 21 guns

10.30am: British Consul came onboard

11.23am: Consul left

11.25am: Weighed

Sick list 25


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10 September 1914

From Santa Cruz to La Luz

Lat 28.13, Long -15.42

5.40am: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear

6.00am: Stopped

6.15am: Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite

6.32am: Stopped

6.35am: Let go Starboard Bower

6.48am: Weighed

7.10am: Let go Starboard Bower

Hands preparing for Coaling

8.00am: Coal lighter came alongside

8.20am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Saluted Spanish Flag with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto. Saluted Spanish Vice Admiral with 15 guns. HMSS[?] CATALONIA [CATALUNA] returned ditto. Hands employed coaling ship

11.30am: Spanish Vice Admiral came onboard. Fired salute of 15 guns

9.20pm: Finished Coaling Received 1140 tons

Sick list 28


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11 September 1914

From La Luz to Sea

Lat 28.3, Long -15.72

7.40am: Weighed

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite

8.38am: Isleta Lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles

Hands employed cleaning ship & overhauling coaling gear, ditto correct

6.40pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow

7.10pm: Signalled SS DALDORCH[?] of Glasgow

Sick list 23


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12 September 1914

From La Luz to Sea

Lat 27.82, Long -16.52

7.00am: Peak of Tenerife N22E

Noon: Stopped

6.48pm: Proceeded N63E

10.18pm: Sighted Teno Point Light N5E

Sick list 26


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13 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Sea

Lat 29.8, Long -19.33

2.45am: Cumplida Light abeam 7 miles

3.03am:Cumplida Light S1E

9.23am: Performed Divine Service

9.40am: Sighted HM Ships LEVIATHAN, EUROPA & 6 Transports on Port bow (Transports were BALMORAL CASTLE, DUNLUCE CASTLE, BRITON, KENILWORTH CASTLE, GUILDFORD CASTLE & GURKHA [GHURKA])

10.35am: Stopped. Communicated with LEVIATHAN. Received Mails from EUROPA

11.54am: Proceeded Course N22E with EUROPA & Transports

12.06pm: Parted company with LEVIATHAN

6.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 32


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14 September 1914

From Las Palmas with Convoy

Lat 33.71, Long -18.71

9.20am: Eased 64 revs to allow GURKHA to come up

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

6.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 27


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15 September 1914

From Las Palmas in Convoy & to Madeira

Lat 37.1, Long -16.03

10.20am: EUROPA took station on port beam 2.5 cables

10.50am: Stopped. Sent mails & orders to EUROPA

11.30am: EUROPA & Convoy proceeded

11.35am: Proceeded Course & speed as requisite

Noon: Course N51E astern of Transports

6.00pm: Parted company with EUROPA & 6 Transports

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 25


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16 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Madeira

Lat 35.33, Long -15.87

11.00am: Hands employed refitting coaling gear & as requisite

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

8.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 24


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17 September 1914

From Las Palmas to Funchal

Lat 32.64, Long -16.9

3.00am: Cima Island Light abeam 8.5

3.40am: Sighted Fora Island Light S76W

8.15am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower

9.00am: Fired a salute 21 guns, Fort returned ditto

10.00am: Collier RELENTLESS came alongside

10.45am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

8.00pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons

8.25pm: Collier RELENTLESS left

10.05pm: Weighed & proceeded Course S18E

11.00pm: Fora Island Light N50E

Midnight: Fora Island Light N24E

Sick list 30


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18 September 1914

From Funchal to Sea

Lat 30.77, Long -15.58

Sick list 28


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19 September 1914

From Funchal, Madeira, to Sea

Lat 28.37, Long -13.33

1.53am: Sighted Pechiguera Light S24E

3.00am: Pechiguera Light abeam 1.25 miles

3.45am: Martino Light abeam 1.5 miles

4.30am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow

5.08am: Stopped

5.13am: Proceeded S27.5E

10.00am: Sighted HMS HIGHFLYER ESE

10.20am: Stopped. Received Stores from HMS HIGHFLYER

12.10pm: Proceeded S12E with HIGHFLYER in company

12.45pm: Sighted Cape Juby Fort S50E

1.00pm: Sighted Steamer, altered course S51E

1.10pm: Steamer (French) anchored to South of Fort

1.20pm: Stopped

1.35pm: Proceeded

1.42pm: Cape Juby Fort S62E 1.5 miles

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 171

Sick list 20


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20 September 1914

From Funchal, Madeira, to St Vincent

Lat 24.57, Long -15.26

1.35am: Slight Harmattan blowing

2.20am: Cleared

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.45am: HIGHFLYER boarded schooner on Starboard bow

3.00pm: Altered course S11W to Examine bay to Southward of El Bir[?] Point

4.30pm: Connected up Lower Conning Tower steering gear

5.30pm: Sighted Wreck of KAISER DER GROSSE [KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE] in Ouro [Oro] River

6.00pm: Durnford Point abeam 4 miles

Sick list 22


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21 September 1914

From Funchal to St Vincent

Lat 21.78, Long -18.8

Sick list 22


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22 September 1914

From Funchal to St Vincent

Lat 19.24, Long -22.58

Hands employed preparing for coaling

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 172

Sick list 20


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23 September 1914

From Funchal to St Vincent & Sierra Leone

Lat 16.88, Long -25.04

5.15am: Sighted Bull Point Light S70W

7.10am: Changed over to Fore Bridge steering gear

7.30am: Sighted HMS ALBION S50W

8.52am: Passaros Light abeam 1 mile

9.05am: Stopped

9.08am: Let go Port Bower. Discharged 2 Cot Cases & 7 Marines to the ALBION for the MARMORA

11.44am: Weighed

11.46am: Proceeded N56W

12.30pm: Machado Lighthouse abeam 2.75

1.40pm: Signalled HMS MARMORA bound for St Vincent

1.50pm: Proceeded S14.5E

11.30pm: Sighted Temerosa Light S19E

Midnight: Temerosa Light S89E

Sick list 21


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24 September 1914

From St Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 13.42, Long -21.66

1.30am: Temerosa Light N11E

Sick list 17


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25 September 1914

From St Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 10.55, Long -17.38

Sick list 20


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26 September 1914

From St Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

3.55am: Sighted Search Lights of Sierra Leone S50E

9.12am: Stopped

9.14am: Let go Starboard Bower. Let go Port Bower. Moored ship. Found here HMS MACEDONIA & EMPRESS OF BRITAIN

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

Sick list 18


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27 September 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

10.00am: Collier BRINKBURN arrived

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

10.40am: HMS EMPRESS OF BRITAIN sailed

12.05pm: SS MENDI sailed

3.00pm: Portuguese Gunboat BEIRA arrived

4.30pm: Sent divers to MACEDONIA

4.45pm: Collier LUNDY came alongside

Hands rigging Collier

Sick list 17


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28 September 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

5.40am: Divers away clearing wires from screw of Collier GRIPWELL

6.20am: Commenced Coaling

8.40am: Commenced Coaling

8.40am: Coal lighter came alongside

Hands employed coaling ship

Sick list 16


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29 September 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

12.40am: Finished coaling. Received 1089 tons

Hands employed unrigging coaling gear

6.50am: Collier left

12.30pm: Hands employed striking topgallant mast & cleaning ship

5.45pm: HMS MACEDONIA sailed

10.30pm: SS KARINA sailed

Sick list 16


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30 September 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

7.55am: Provision lighter came alongside

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

Carpenters cutting off the Wings of Fore Bridge

Hands employed provisioning ship & rigging party refitting aloft

5.40pm: Portuguese Gunboat BEIRA sailed

Sick list 19



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

4.10am: Fires alight in Picket Boat

6.00am: Hands employed painting ship’s sides & getting up ammunition

9.30am: Hands employed painting the ship’s side & aloft & getting up ammunition & provisioning ship

12.30pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition, painting ship & provisioning

2.00pm: Lost by accident paint brushes 2 in No

Midnight: Fires alight in Picket Boat

Sick list 20


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2 October 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

8.00am: Divers examining Inlets

Hands employed striking Fore yard & as requisite

12.30pm: Paid monthly money to Ship’s Company

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 173

5.00pm: Landed Fore Yard

Sick list 22


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3 October 1914

From Sierra Leone to Sea

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.55am: Coal lighters came alongside

7.35am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

1.40pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons

2.15pm: Unmoored

3.07pm: Weighed Port anchor

3.24pm: Weighed & proceeded N62W

3.50pm: Sierra Leone Lighthouse abeam 5.5 cables

Sick list 21


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4 October 1914

From Sierra Leone to Cape Verde Islands

Lat 10.17, Long -16.12

10.45am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 25


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5 October 1914

From Sierra Leone to Cape Verde Islands

Lat 12.54, Long -20.0

Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear & hammocks

4.30pm: Sighted EDINBURGH CASTLE North

5.07pm: Stopped. Received Stores & Mails & Discharged 30 ratings & Received 41 ratings from HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE

6.20pm: Proceeded


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6 October 1914

From Sierra Leone to Cape Verde Islands

Lat 14.78, Long -22.92

1.10pm: Sighted Mayo [Maio] Island NNE

6.55pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow

7.30pm: Stopped. Boarded steamer (Norwegian) SS OTTA Barry for Buenos Ayres with Coal

8.15pm: SS OTTA proceeded

8.20pm: Proceeded

10.30pm: Engineer Lieut R G Jeffery departed this life

Sick list 25


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7 October 1914

From Sierra Leone to Cape Verde Islands

Lat 14.9, Long -24.72

5.30am: Sighted Fogo Island on Port bow

9.05am: Stopped

10.00am: Committed the remains of Engineer Lieut Jeffery to the deep with usual ceremonies

10.10am: Proceeded S68W

10.48am: Course as requisite round South & West of Brava Island

Sick list 24


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8 October 1914

From Sierra Leone to Tarrafal Bay

Lat 16.97, Long -25.32

3.00am: Sighted Machado Light N30.5E

4.00am: Machado Light N40.5E

7.15am: Sighted HMS ALBION to Southward & Collier to Northward

8.10am: Stopped

8.16am: Let go Starboard Bower in Tarrafal Bay, San Antonio [Santo Antao] Island

Hands preparing for Coaling

8.45am: Collier WITHERNSEA came alongside

10.05am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

5.30pm: Finished Coaling. Received [blank] tons

6.30pm: Collier WITHERNSEA sailed

8.33pm: Weighed

Sick list 25


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9 October 1914

From Tarrafal Bay to St Vincent & Sea

[Lat 16.5, Long -25.0 estimated]

2.25am: Porta da Sol [?Ponta Do Sol] Light S16E

6.25am: Bull Rock Light abeam 3 miles

8.47am: Passaros Lighthouse abeam 6.5 cables

9.10am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower. Hands employed drawing stores from SS CLIFTONHALL & as requisite

10.00am: Fired salute 21 guns, Portuguese cruiser [blank] returned ditto

8.00pm: Discharged Mr P Conway Acting Gr(T) [Torpedo Gunner] Mr Phillpot, Acting Artificer Engineer, to ORETAGA [SS ORTEGA, see logs of HMS EMPRESS OF BRITAIN]

9.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

9.18pm: Passaros Light N59E 6 cables

Midnight: Bull Rock Light N65W

Sick list 24


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10 October 1914

From St Vincent to Sea

Lat 17.32, Long -24.73

2.00am: Passed & signalled HMS EMPRESS OF BRITAIN & SS ORETAGA [ORTEGA]

Noon: Stopped

2.00pm: Proceeded S58E

Sick list 24


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11 October 1914

From St Vincent to Sal Island

Lat 16.57, Long -23.27

6.15am: Sighted North Point [Ponta Norte] Light S48E

9.34am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower

10.20am: Performed Divine Service

4.00pm: Weighed

4.05pm: Proceeded

4.46pm: South Point [Ponta do Sino] Lighthouse S66E 2 miles

Sick list 20


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12 October 1914

From Sal Island to Cape Verde Islands

Lat 17.75, Long -24.57

9.05am: Sighted steamer on Starboard Bow steering NE

10.00am: Sighted second steamer N25E steering SW

10.30am: Signalled British Steamer SIDMOUTH, Cardiff to Rio

11.15am: Stopped. Boarded British Steamer FLAMENCO

Noon: Proceeded Course S39W

2.00pm: Stopped

4.15pm: Proceeded S41W

6.20pm: Sighted steamer ahead

7.10pm: Stopped. Signalled Spanish Steamer MARTE[?] Rosario to Las Palmas

7.17pm: Proceeded S42W

8.30pm: Bull Point Light N50W

Patrolling, turning at half hours

10.30pm: Bull Point Light N49W

Sick list 22


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13 October 1914

From Sal Island to Cape Verde Islands

Lat 17.19, Long -24.73

2.30am: Bull Rock Light N49W

Noon: Stopped

12.30pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

4.00pm: Proceeded S80W

5.30pm: Stopped. Signalled ALBION coaling in St Vincent

9.00pm: Proceeded S75W

9.50pm: Machado Light abeam 3 miles

Sick list 23


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14 October 1914

From Sal Island to St Vincent

Lat 16.96, Long -25.13

0.20am: Sighted Steamer on Starboard Bow

0.30am: Signalled British Steamer SIZERGH CASTLE, Buenos Ayres to Liverpool

7.00am: Stopped. Machado Light N68E

9.30am: Proceeded N60E

11.07am: Stopped

12.15pm: Proceeded N80E

12.56pm: Stopped

1.30pm: Signalled SS ELLALINE

4.20pm: Proceeded N5E

4.35pm: Stopped. Signalled SS HERMINIUS of Liverpool

4.45pm: Proceeded Course N62E

6.00pm: Passaros Island abeam 2.5

Sick list 23


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15 October 1914

From Sal Island to St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.0

4.00am: Bull Rock Light N70W

7.35am: Passaros Lighthouse abeam 3.5 cables

7.55am: Stopped

7.57am: Let go Port Bower. Found here Portuguese Cruiser SAO GABRIEL & Gunboat IBO

8.10am: Collier TABARKA came alongside

9.50am: Commenced Coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

5.15pm: Finished Coaling. Received [blank] tons

5.50pm: Collier left

9.00pm: Weighed

11.00pm: Machado Light N51E

Sick list 26


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16 October 1914

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 14.51, Long -26.12

3.45pm: Passed SS MINTERNE of London steering NE

Sick list 24


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17 October 1914

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 10.47, Long -27.78

9.00am: Hands employed striking down coal off upper Deck & cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

8.00pm: Sighted Steamer on Starboard bow

8.32pm: Stopped. Signalled Swedish Steamer KRONPRINSESSAN VICTORIA

8.40pm: Proceeded S39W

Sick list 29


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18 October 1914

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 5.8, Long -29.27

8.10am: Changed over steering position to Lower Conning Tower

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

10.15am: Sighted Steamer Port bow

11.20am: Sighted Japanese[?] Steam Navigation Company Steamer on Port bow

Sick list 30


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19 October 1914

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat 1.43, Long -30.75

10.00pm: Signalled RMS ARLANZA bound North


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20 October 1914

From St Vincent to Pernambuco

Lat -2.88, Long -32.33

2.30pm: Sighted Fernando Noronha SSE

3.58pm: The Peak abeam [?Fernando Noronha Peak]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 175

4.25pm: Sighted Steamer on Port bow SS TORSDAL

Sick list 25



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARNARVON
Operations off South America

JP map Carnarvon South America

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21 October 1914

From St Vincent to Pernambuco, or at Pernambuco

Lat -7.17, Long -34.35

8.25am: Sighted land West

10.00am: Connected up Fore bridge steering gear

12.25pm: Olinda Lighthouse N60W

12.59pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower

1.04pm: Saluted Brazilian Flag with 21 guns, Fort returned ditto

4.50pm: Weighed

5.00pm: Proceeded S30E

6.40pm: Agostinho Light N70W 6 miles

8.56pm: Tamandare Light abeam 15 miles

Sick list 23


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22 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -11.33, Long -35.9

4.30pm: Sighted HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE on Port bow steering NEly

Sick list 25


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23 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -15.0, Long -37.46

11.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 176

5.10pm: Sighted steamer on Port bow

9.55pm: Sighted BRISTOL S36W

10.25pm: Stopped. Captain Fanshawe of BRISTOL came onboard

11.23pm: Captain of the BRISTOL left

11.25pm: Proceeded S30W

Sick list 28



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24 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

3.30am: Sighted glare of Abrolhos Rocks Light S53W 34 miles

4.40am: Abrolhos Rocks Light S66W

7.57am: Stopped

8.00am: Let go Starboard Bower. Found here HMS CORNWALL & MACEDONIA, 3 Colliers & 1 oil fuel ship

9.20am: Collier CORINTH came alongside

10.20am: Commenced Coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

1.56pm: HMS MACEDONIA sailed

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Rating to CORNWALL & 1 Rating joined from CORNWALL

11.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 977 tons

11.45pm: Collier CORINTH left

Sick list 34


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25 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -18.4, Long -38.92

Hands employed cleaning ship & preparing for sea

9.58am: Weighed

10.00am: Course S38W

9.00pm: Heavy rain squall

Sick list 34


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26 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro, or at Rio

Lat -22.93, Long -41.84

2.30am: Heavy rain

6.06am: Sounded 37 fathoms

10.00am: Sighted Ancora Island S82.5W

12.54pm: Cape Frio Lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles

6.17pm: Raza Island [Ile Rasa] Lighthouse

6.36pm: Liage [?Laje] Fort abeam 2.5 cables

6.45pm: Stopped

6.48pm: Let go Port Bower. Saluted Brazilian Flag with 21 guns & Brazilian Admiral’s Flag with 17 guns. Fort & MINAS GERAES returned Ditto

11.00pm: Picket boat patrolling round the ship

Sick list 27


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27 October 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks, or at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Picket boat patrolling round the ship

4.55pm: Brazilian Admiral came on board. Saluted ditto 13 guns

5.55pm: Weighed

6.13pm: Proceeded Course as requisite

6.38pm: Cotonduba Island abeam

9.11pm: Negra Point Light abeam

10.13pm: Passed RMS AMAZON bound for Rio


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28 October 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -21.9, Long -40.48

0.56am: Cape Frio Light abeam 5 miles

3.00am: Signalled SS ZAMDOM [?ZAANDAM] Amsterdam to Rio

4.00am: Cape Frio Light S84.5W. Santa Anna Light [?Macae Ile Santana] N5W

4.33am: Santa Anna Light abeam

3.00pm: Altered course N66E to close SS ALTAND [?ATLAND]


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29 October 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -20.78, Long -40.03

11.35am: Sighted Abrolhos Lighthouse N36E

Noon: Challenged HMS CORNWALL

12.10pm: Sighted the DEFENCE N30E

1.52pm: Stopped

1.54pm: Let go Starboard Bower

2.30pm: Captain Leatham of DEFENCE came on board

4.30pm: DEFENCE sailed

5.00pm: Prepared for Coaling

Sick list 25


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30 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.10am: Collier CORINTH came alongside

7.15am: CORNWALL arrived

8.20am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 600 tons

2.50pm: CORNWALL sailed

3.00pm: SS CORINTH left

Sick list 27


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31 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

Sick list 25



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

Watch at Night defence

6.30am: Negative night defence

9.45am: Divisions

10.25am: Performed Divine Service

4.00pm: Quarters. Prepared for Night defence

8.15pm: Watch to night defence

8.54pm: Weighed

9.00pm: Proceeded

9.04pm: Course S40W, 64 revs

9.24pm: Eased 38 revs

10.00pm: Abrolhos Light N68E

11.00pm: Altered course N14E

11.48pm: Stopped, Abrolhos Light N69E

Sick list 30


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2 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

4.00am: Abrolhos Light N70E

6.20am: Proceeded N45E

8.12am: Stopped

8.15am: Let go Port Bower. Abrolhos Lighthouse S10E

1.00pm: Supplied RFA [?SS] IMPOCO with provisions

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 177

Sick list 27


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3 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

9.50am: Exercised general quarters. Firing .303 Aiming rifle at Towed target

Hands employed refitting fenders & as requisite

2.00pm: Stopped & boarded Brazilian steamer ITIABUA [?ITAUBA]

4.05pm: Admiralty Collier TREGURNO arrived & anchored

Sick list 26


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4 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Sub Calibre, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.30am: Weighed

7.35am: Proceeded

8.13am: Stopped

8.16am: Proceeded S70W

9.16am: Stopped, dropped Target

9.20am: Exercised general Quarters. Proceeded Course & speed as requisite for Sub Calibre Firing

11.00am: Finished the practice

11.17am: Stopped. Picked up Target

11.30am: Proceeded N57E

11.55am: Stopped

11.57am: Let go Port Bower

1.05pm: RFA IMPOCO anchored

4.00pm: Prepared for night defence & Coaling

Sick list 28


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5 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.25am: Collier CORINTH came alongside

8.18am: Commenced coaling. Received 100 bags from Collier TREGURNO & 48 shovels from Collier PRIESTFIELD

Hands employed coaling ship

1.00pm: Admiralty Collier TREGURNO sailed for South

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons

3.00pm: Collier CORINTH left & sailed for North

5.30pm: HMS CORNWALL arrived & anchored

Received provisions from CORNWALL

9.30pm: Weighed

9.35pm: Proceeded

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6 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -20.78, Long -40.03

9.05pm: Sighted San Thome [Sao Tome] Light N28W

Sick list 26


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7 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro & Monte Video, or at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.20am: Sighted Cape Frio Light S72W

4.00am: Cape Frio Light abeam 4 miles

7.27am: Negra Point Light North 7 miles

9.48am: Cotonduba Island abeam

10.11am: Stopped

10.12am: Let go Starboard Bower

10.12am: Saluted Brazilian Flag with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto. Saluted Brazilian Admiral with 13 guns

12.30pm: Received from Shore: Flour 7000 lb; Milk 2016 Tons; Rice 1040 lb; Soap 1500 lb; Latrine paper 100 lb

3.35pm: Weighed

3.40pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite

4.23pm: Cagarras Island abeam

4.35pm: Raza Island Lighthouse SE 9 cables

5.00pm: Connected up Lower Conning Tower Steering gear

Sick list 22


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8 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Monte Video

Lat -26.59, Long -46.08

9.35am: Divine Service

Sick list 17


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9 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Monte Video

Lat -31.26, Long -50.08

1.50pm: Altered course S10E to close steamer. Communicated by Signal British steamer HELMSDALE Monte Video to St Vincent

2.19pm: Stopped

2.35pm: Proceeded S42W

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 178

6.15pm: Signalled Spanish Steamer OQUENDO bound North

Sick list 17


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10 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Monte Video

Lat -35.02, Long -54.57

7.25am: Sighted land N65W

9.12am: Sighted Santa Maria Lighthouse N63W

11.26am: Sighted Lobos Island Lighthouse S77W

2.00pm: Hands make & mend Clothes

5.36pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower. Saluted Uruguay Flag with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto

6.00pm: DEFENCE anchored

6.05pm: HMS OTRANTO anchored

8.30pm: HMS CORNWALL arrived & anchored

8.50pm: Coal lighter came alongside

9.45pm: Discharged Rear Admiral A P Stoddart, Mr Waterhouse Secretary, & Flag Lieut Pakington & [blank] Ratings to DEFENCE

Midnight: Commenced Coaling

Sick list 17


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11 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

Hands employed coaling ship

8.00am: Struck Rear Admiral Stoddart’s Flag. DEFENCE hoisted ditto

11.25am: Finished coaling ship

1.00pm: DEFENCE & OTRANTO shifted berth to English Bank

4.05pm: Weighed

4.08pm: Proceeded S87.5E

6.45pm: Sighted HMS GLASGOW S23W

8.25pm: Sighted Lobos Island Light N75E

10.00pm: Lobos Island Light abeam

Sick list 18


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12 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -34.88, Long -53.93

6.00am: Sounding every 0.5 hours

8.00am: Fore & After Turrets manned

9.30am: Fog clearing

3.00pm: Sighted HMS CORNWALL S53W challenged her

3.15pm: Sighted HMS GLASGOW N56W & challenged her

4.40pm: Sighted S28E & challenged, Altered course N6W, increased 12 knots to take station N48W 6 from DEFENCE

5.00pm: In station

7.00pm: Sounding ever 0.5 hours


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13 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -33.3, Long -50.15

3.45am: HMS DEFENCE S31E

10.00am: Course as requisite for Range Keeping Exercise

11.00am: Finished the Exercise

12.32pm: Stopped. Signalled British Steamer ARIADNE IRENE, Cardiff for Monte Video

12.55pm: Proceeded N43E


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14 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -30.0, Long -46.58

7.00am: Took station astern of DEFENCE

10.00am: Course as requisite for Range Keeping Exercise

11.00am: Finished Exercise. Formed Single Line Abreast [?Astern]

4.30pm: Course as requisite for manoeuvres

5.15pm: Finished. Course N63.5E to take station Starboard beam DEFENCE



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15 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -26.43, Long -43.2

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 18


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16 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -23.05, Long -40.55

6.10am: Took station 2.5 cables astern of DEFENCE

7.00am: CORNWALL took station astern

7.20am: Sighted OTRANTO on Port bow

8.00am: OTRANTO took station on Port beam

8.40am: CORNWALL took station 3 miles on port beam & OTRANTO took station astern

10.00am: Commenced Range Keeping Exercise

11.20am: Finished the Exercise

5.15pm: Altered course N39.5E to take station 4 miles on Starboard beam of DEFENCE

7.00pm: In station

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17 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -19.12, Long -39.07

7.25am: Altered course N75E to examine steamer. Signalled Italian Mail Steamer SS RE VITTORIA

9.00am: Stopped off OTRANTO to receive mails

9.46am: Proceeded N36E to take station 1 mile on Starboard beam of DEFENCE

1.36pm: Parted company

3.30pm: Sighted Abrolhos Lighthouse N40E

4.45pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower

5.00pm: CORNWALL anchored

5.10pm: DEFENCE anchored

Found here HMS KENT, OTRANTO, ORAMA & Colliers

8.15pm: DEFENCE, ORAMA & OTRANTO sailed

Sick list 16


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18 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

6.50am: Collier PRIESTFIELD came alongside

8.15am: Commenced Coaling

Noon: KENT sailed

12.35pm: Hands employed coaling ship

1.40pm: DEFENCE arrived & anchored

7.40pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons

8.10pm: Collier left

Sick list 18


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19 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Patrolling

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

6.00am: 3rd Watch striking down Coal

8.00am: Collier TREGURNO arrived

11.15am: Discharged Lieut Commander A Wilmot-Smith & Mr Whittaker, Acting Gunner, to HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE for passage Home

Hands employed provisioning from the EDINBURGH CASTLE

3.45pm: Admiralty Collier ARLINGTON COURT arrived

4.20pm: Read Warrants Nos 180, 181

6.37pm: Weighed

6.40pm: Proceeded

9.00pm: Altered course S83E to patrol

10.00pm: Abrolhos Light N43E

Midnight: Abrolhos Light N4E

Sick list 19


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20 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Patrolling, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

4.00am: Abrolhos Light N64E

6.43am: Stopped

9.35am: Proceeded N48E

10.00am: Stopped, dropped Target. Course & speed as requisite for .303 aiming rifle. Fired 6 Youths at 3-pounder

11.25am: Stopped. Hoisted in Target

11.40am: Course & speed as requisite

Noon: Stopped

1.23pm: Proceeded N35E

3.03pm: Stopped

3.05pm: Let go Port Bower. Abrolhos Lighthouse N39E 8100 yards

5.00pm: Received Stores from DEFENCE

Sick list 21


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21 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.40am: HMS DEFENCE sailed

Hands employed refitting coaling gear & as requisite

6.15pm: HMS ORAMA arrived & anchored

Sick list 19


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22 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.15am: HMS KENT sailed

10.00am: HMS DEFENCE arrived & anchored

8.15pm: Admiralty Collier ERRINGTON COURT arrived & anchored

Sick list 20


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23 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Firing & Patrol

Lat -18.27, Long -38.78

6.32am: Weighed

6.40am: Proceeded S50W

7.10am: Sighted KENT SW

8.11am: Course & speed as requisite for Firing Sub Calibre at target towed by KENT

8.42am: Finished Firing

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite for Firing Full charges from Starboard guns

9.35am: Completed the practice

10.00am: Stopped, took over KENT’s Target

10.20am: Proceeded Course & speed as requisite, Target in Tow for KENT firing

11.30am: Stopped. Sent Target to KENT

12.20pm: Proceeded North

1.50pm: Stopped. Abrolhos Lighthouse N33E

2.30pm: Proceeded N30E

3.30pm: Stopped

7.03pm: Stopped & Signalled Brazilian SS PARA bound for Rio

7.40pm: Proceeded West

11.30pm: Abrolhos Light N19E

Sick list 19


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24 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Firing & Patrol, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

1.00am: Abrolhos Light N18W

7.10am: Stopped

7.25am: Proceeded N38E

8.05am: Stopped

8.07am: Let go Starboard Bower

Hands employed preparing for coaling

Noon: DEFENCE arrived & anchored

1.15pm: Collier PRIESTFIELD came alongside

1.45pm: Commenced Coaling

5.45pm: HMS BRISTOL arrived

6.00pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons

Sick list 21


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25 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.20am: KENT sailed

8.40am: CORNWALL anchored

Received 6 Drums of Oil from Collier ADAMANT [ADAMTON per logbook of HMS DEFENCE]

2.45pm: Rear Admiral A Stoddart transferred his Flag from DEFENCE to CARNARVON

17 Ratings (Admiral’s staff) joined from DEFENCE

Received 28 bags of mails from DEFENCE for following ships: 14 for CANOPUS, 9 for CARNARVON, 5 for MACEDONIA

Sick list 20


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26 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

9.00am: INVINCIBLE flying flag of Vice Admiral Sir D Sturdee & INFLEXIBLE arrived & anchored

9.25am: KENT arrived

10.40am: CORNWALL sailed

11.45am: Received 4 bags mail for MACEDONIA

1.50pm: HMS DEFENCE sailed for St Helena

Hands employed provisioning from INVINCIBLE & preparing for Coaling

5.00pm: CORNWALL sailed [This entry appears incorrect. CORNWALL had sailed at 10.40am and her own logbook confirms that she remained at sea at this time.]

Sick list 21


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27 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

8.45am: HMS GLASGOW sailed

Hands employed preparing for coaling

10.30am: CORNWALL anchored

12.40pm: Collier PRIESTFIELD came alongside

1.10pm: ORAMA sailed

1.17pm: Commenced coaling

4.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 126 tons

5.00pm: Collier left. Received Fire Bars from INFLEXIBLE

Sick list 21



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARNARVON
Operations off the Falklands and search for SMS Dresden

JP map Carnarvon Falklands

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28 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -18.37, Long -38.63

7.10am: HMS ORAMA & Storeship CROWN OF ARRAGON anchored

10.02am: Weighed & proceeded Course SSW. KENT took station astern

10.15am: CORNWALL & GLASGOW weighed. BRISTOL proceeded to Rio de Janeiro

10.30am: INVINCIBLE & INFLEXIBLE weighed

11.00am: Abrolhos Lighthouse N20.5E

Taking up Cruising station

2.00pm: In station 12 miles S7W ahead of INVINCIBLE

7.45pm: Eased 38 revs to close 8 miles

Sick list 15


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29 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -22.68, Long -37.88

4.30am: Increased to 78 revs to take up No 1 Cruising station 12 miles ahead of Flag

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.28am: Altered course S53W to take station 12 miles S53W from Flag

7.20pm: Signalled British SS MILLPOOL bound NE

7.45pm: Eased 38 revs to take up Night Cruising formation

Sick list 15


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30 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -26.0, Long -40.82

4.50am: Increased 78 revs to take up day Cruising Formation

3.32pm: Altered course S83W to close KENT

4.00pm: Stopped. Picked up KENT’s Target

4.26pm: Proceeded slow

4.30pm: Target veered

5.10pm: KENT carried out Firing

5.20pm: Stopped. Hauled in Target

5.40pm: KENT took over Target

5.53pm: Proceeded slow

6.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for Firing Full Charges from Port guns

6.45pm: Completed the practice

8.29pm: Altered course N75E to close INVINCIBLE

9.15pm: Stopped

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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -28.06, Long -42.78

Watch at Night defence

3.27am: Proceeded 75 revs S50W ahead of INVINCIBLE

6.30am: Increased 79 revs to take up day cruising Station. Negative night defence

8.06am: Eased 71 revs

9.35am: Divisions, Prayers. Read Warrant No 182. Exercised general Quarters

10.55am: Put clock back 30 minutes. Hands employed as requisite

11.20am: Altered course S52W

11.38am: Eased 68 revs

12.50pm: Increased 71 revs

4.00pm: Quarters. Hands at physical drill. Prepared for Night defence

5.10pm: Eased 64 revs

6.20pm: 60 revs

7.14pm: Increased 64 revs

7.48pm: Stopped. INVINCIBLE N35E 8 miles

8.00pm: Proceeded 75 revs N75W

Watch to Night defence

10.00pm: Altered course S54W 70 revs

11.45pm: KENT S83W

Sick list 13


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2 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -30.67, Long -46.42

7.40am: Increased 74 revs altered course S47W to take up Day cruising station

10.00am: Altered course S29.5W to take station S29W 12 miles from Flag 70 revs

7.30pm: Eased 58 revs to take up Night cruising station

Sick list 13


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3 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -34.7, Long -48.57

5.50am: Increased 75 revs to take up Day cruising station

10.30am: Sighted HMS MACEDONIA WNW

3.30pm: Aired bedding

4.20pm: Carried out Range Finding Exercise with MACEDONIA

5.06pm: Finished the exercise

Sick list 13


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4 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -38.81, Long -51.09

2.20pm: Altered course S15W to take station S15W 10 miles from Flag

7.30pm: Eased 60 revs to take up Night cruising station

Sick list 18


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5 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -43.33, Long -53.03

5.40pm: Fog lifted [Weather reports indicate fog from 8.00am]

Sick list 17


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6 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands

Lat -47.87, Long -55.0

10.05am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 18


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7 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

6.35am: Sighted land S30W

Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.13am: Stopped. Course & speed as requisite

10.26am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

11.20am: GLASGOW arrived

11.30am: MACEDONIA arrived

12.30pm: Collier TRELAWNY came alongside

1.30pm: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

8.45pm: MACEDONIA sailed

Sick list 20


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[log book page for 8 December 1914]

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[inserted sheet of paper with further details of 8 December 1914]

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[left hand side of second sheet of paper with further details of pm 8 December 1914]

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[includes right hand edge of second sheet of paper with further details of pm 8 December 1914 in addition to regular log page for 9 December]

Account of 8 December 1914 compiled from these four scanned pages. (See also Battle of the Falklands)


8 December 1914

From Port William to Sea

Lat -51.8, Long -57.09

Hands employed coaling ship

3.45am: MACEDONIA arrived & anchored

4.00am: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons. Lit fires in Picket Boat & Steam Pinnace

4.30am: Collier TRELAWNY left

5.05am: SS ROYAL TRANSPORT arrived

Enemy reported approaching from the Southward

8.45am: KENT proceeded

9.17am: CANOPUS fired 1 12-inch gun

9.50am: Weighed

9.54am: Enemy (GNEISENAU & DRESDEN) altered course to Southward

10.01am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite followed by INFLEXIBLE, INVINCIBLE & CORNWALL

10.32am: Seal Rocks S20E, 90 revs altered course S75E. Enemy in 2 Divisions: GNEISENAU & DRESDEN bearing S48E; SCHARNHORST, NURNBERG & LEIPZIG S35E

10.44am: INVINCIBLE passed on Starboard side, altered course S80E

10.48am: INFLEXIBLE passed on Port side

10.52am: Altered course East, BRISTOL leaving Harbour

11.00am: Altered course N74E 15 knots working up to Full power

11.10am: 16 knots

11.19am: CORNWALL took station on Starboard Quarter

11.27am: Altered course E’S

11.34am: Altered course S62E

11.37am: GNEISENAU bore S54.5E, SCHARNHORST S51.5E

11.43am: BRISTOL ordered to take MACEDONIA & destroy transports

12.02pm: 19 knots

12.05pm: CORNWALL ordered to proceed ahead of CARNARVON

12.20pm: Enemy altered course to Starboard

12.30pm: INVINCIBLE ahead 6.25miles, GNEISENAU S56E

12.36pm: Altered course S70E

12.48pm: Enemy altered course to SE

12.57pm: INFLEXIBLE opened fire

1.03pm: INVINCIBLE opened fire

1.10pm: Altered course S62E

1.22pm: Enemy light cruisers DRESDEN. NURNBERG & LEIPZIG altered course to WSWestward

1.26pm: Altered course S56E 130 revs

1.28pm: Enemy altered course to Starboard

1.33pm: SCHARNHORST & GNEISENAU opened fire

1.35pm: CORNWALL, KENT & GLASGOW ordered to chase Enemy light cruisers

1.40pm: Range of GNEISENAU 27,500 yards

1.57pm: Lead enemy ship 20,800

2.00pm: Enemy altered course to Starboard

2.03pm: Both sides ceased firing

2.04pm: INVINCIBLE & INFLEXIBLE altered course 5 points together to Starboard to SEward

2.08pm: Altered course ESE

2.13pm: Altered course ESE

2.13pm: Altered course SE’E

2.25pm: Altered course S43E Enemy altered course South bearing S38E 24,000 yards

2.32pm: Altered course S35E

2.36pm: Enemy altered course Starboard

2.48pm: Altered course S28E

2.49pm: INFLEXIBLE opened fire

2.50pm: INVINCIBLE opened fire

2.58pm: Altered course S57E

3.00pm: SCHARNHORST S36E 21,800 yards, INVINCIBLE S60E

3.12pm: Altered course S80E

3.16pm: Course East

3.18pm: Altered course N72E

3.21pm: Battle Cruisers altered course to Port together, altered course N62E

3.46pm: Altered course South

4.09pm: Altered course S53E. Lead ship Enemy N70E 12,900 yards

4.13pm: Altered course S45E

4.15pm: Enemy 11,000 yards

4.15.30pm: Opened fire

4.17.30pm: SCHARNHORST turned over & sunk bow first. Cease fire

4.18pm: GNEISENAU 13,700 yards

4.20pm: Altered course South

4.27pm: Altered course N56E

4.36pm: Altered course S30E

4.45pm: GNEISENAU 11,400 yards, altered course S69W

4.46pm: Opened fire on the GNEISENAU

4.55pm: Altered course S35W

5.03pm: Altered course S’W

5.05pm: GNEISENAU Foremost Funnel gone

5.20pm: Altered course S10E

5.25pm: Altered course S37E, Enemy heavy[?] list

5.32pm: Altered course NNE

5.45pm: Ceased Firing

5.49pm: GNEISENAU hauled down colours, altered course to close ditto

5.52pm: 100 revs

5.57pm: GNEISENAU sunk

6.01pm: Stopped, lowered boats to pick up Survivors

7.30pm: Hoisted boats

7.40pm: Proceeded 74 revs S56W with INVINCIBLE & INFLEXIBLE

7.43pm: Course S56W 104 revs

7.46pm: Increased 114 revs to take station 1 mile on Starboard beam of INVINCIBLE

7.55pm: 94 revs

9.15pm: Altered course N27W. Parted company 97 revs. Watch to night defence


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9 December 1914

From Port William to Sea

Lat -49.92, Long -54.57

6.00am: Hands employed striking down coal

11.40pm: Steamer passed on Starboard hand[?] bound South

Sick list 13


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10 December 1914

From Port William to Sea

Lat -47.47, Long -52.05

5.30am: Altered course SSW to close ORAMA

6.35am: Sighted ORAMA on Starboard beam, altered course SSW

6.50am: Stopped

7.00am: Proceeded, Course East to take station on Starboard beam of ORAMA

11.39am: Altered course S35W. Parted company with ORAMA

1.20pm: Connected up Fore Bridge Wheel & telegraphy

Sick list 16


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11 December 1914

From Port William to Sea

Lat -51.1, Long -56.18

Hands employed refitting coaling gear & as requisite

3.00pm: Sighted land S67W

4.52pm: Sighted Cape Pembroke Lighthouse S59W

6.25pm: Stopped

6.27pm: Let go Port Bower

Found here HM Ships INVINCIBLE, INFLEXIBLE, CORNWALL, KENT, BRISTOL, GLASGOW & MACEDONIA

Sick list 18


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12 December 1914

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

4.25am: Collier SS BRIGHTON came alongside

5.15am: Commenced coaling

9.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

Hands employed coaling ship

10.30am: HMS ORAMA arrived

Noon: Collier LANGOE arrived

2.30pm: Collier RUPERRA arrived

3.15pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons

3.20pm: Collier WESTBOROUGH arrived

4.00pm: SS BRIGHTON left

4.35pm: RFA IMPOCO came alongside

Employed taking in oil fuel

7.50pm: Finished oiling. Received [blank]

8.00pm: RFA IMPOCO left

Sick list 20


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13 December 1914

From Port William to Sea

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

4.45am: BRISTOL sailed

8.35am: INFLEXIBLE sailed

9.25am: GLASGOW sailed

9.40am: Sent 53 Empty Ammunition cases to SS TRELAWNY. Divers down cleaning Inlets

11.55am: Provision lighter came alongside from CROWN OF ARRAGON

1.40pm: Discharged Lieut Aschmann ~ & Plumpe[?], German prisoners to MACEDONIA & 30 German prisoners to SS CROWN OF GALICIA

Hands employed getting in provisions & preparing for Sea

4.09pm: Weighed

4.19pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite

4.43pm: William Point abeam

Sick list 18


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14 December 1914

From Falkland Islands to Sea

Lat -48.68, Long -59.99

Sick list 19


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15 December 1914

From Falkland Islands to Sea

Lat -45.13, Long -62.75

7.25am: Sighted steamer N20W

7.40am: Signalled SS EL LOBO (British) from Campanas [?Campana] to Callao

Sick list 20


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16 December 1914

From Falkland Islands to Port Madryn, or at Port Madryn

Lat -42.75, Long -64.97

2.30am: Sighted Delgada Light N11W

3.55am: Sighted land on Starboard bow

5.35am: Ninfas Point abeam 4.5

8.40am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower off Port Madryn. Saluted Argentine Flag with 21 guns. Argentine Cruiser SAN MARTIN returned ditto & saluted the Admiral with 13 guns. Returned ditto

12.10pm: HMB [?HBM: His Britannic Majesty’s] Consul came onboard

1.20pm: Weighed & proceeded N62E

6.10pm: Sighted CORNWALL S4W

6.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for Swinging ship to Port

Sick list 21


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17 December 1914

From Port Madryn to Port Elina [Puerto Santa Elena] & Sea

Lat -45.6, Long -65.5

5.15am: Sighted German steamer PATAGONIA & Argentine armoured Cruiser at anchor in Santa Elina Bay

6.00am: Altered course S29W to Examine Camerones Bay

7.35am: Blanca Islands S75W 3.5 miles

8.28am: Cape Dos Bahias abeam

9.30am: Rasa Island abeam 2.5 miles

7.55pm: Sighted Cape Three Points [Cabo Tres Puntas] S32W

11.55pm: Sighted Penguin Island Light S20W

Sick list 19


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18 December 1914

From Port Madryn to Sea

Lat -48.9, Long -66.77

0.10am: Altered course S30E to close steamer

1.00am: Signalled Italian SS ATLANTICO for Argentine Ports

2.00am: Penguin Light S25W

5.10am: Penguin Island Light abeam 5.5

6.00am: Fog

8.38am: Sounding every 6 minutes

9.30am: Watch to Night defence

10.30am: Fog lifted. Negative Night defence

2.48pm: Altered course S30W to Examine Port San Julian

5.50pm: Altered course S12E to Examine Port Santa Cruz

9.15pm: Volage[?] Bank E’S 1.5

Sick list 20


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19 December 1914

From Port Madryn to Punta Arenas

Lat -52.0, Long -68.07

Noon: Sighted Cape Virgins [Cabo Virgenes] Lighthouse S16.5W

3.09pm: Cape Virgins abeam

10.00pm: Mendez Light S45E 1

Sick list 17


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20 December 1914

From Port Madryn to Punta Arenas, or at Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

1.23am: Madalen Island [Isla Magdalena] abeam 4

3.28pm: Stopped

3.32pm: Let go Starboard Bower. Found here Chilean destroyer CONDELL [ALMIRANTE CONDELL]

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 17


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21 December 1914

From Punta Arenas to Admiralty Sound & Willes Bay, or at Willes Bay

Lat -54.24, Long -69.82

2.40am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

5.12am: Altered course N72E to Examine Useless Bay [Bahia Inutil]

9.00am: Altered course S86W to examine Steamer in Harris Bay

1.25pm: Altered course S50E to examine Parry Harbour, Admiralty Sound

6.45pm: Altered course N54W, SS EPSOM British, in Harris Bay repairing

7.03pm: Stopped

7.07pm: Let go Starboard Bower in Willes Bay

Sick list 15


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22 December 1914

From Willes Bay to Sholl Sound [Bahia Sholl], or at Sholl Sound

Lat -53.56, Long -70.75

3.15am: Weighed

3.20am: Proceeded N51E

4.50am: Vallentyn Point [Cabo Valentin] abeam

6.05am: Stopped in Famine Reach [Puerto Famine]

7.15am: Proceeded, Course North

2.15pm: Isidro Lighthouse abeam

2.50pm: Action

2.52pm: Altered course S25E. Examined Hope Harbour & Stokes Inlet

4.26pm: Stopped

4.30pm: Let go Port Bower in Sholl Bay

Sick list 18


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23 December 1914

From Sholl Bay to Punta Arenas, or at Punta Arenas

Lat -53.38, Long -70.82

6.05am: Weighed & proceeded, Course & speeds as requisite

8.00am: Sighted Collier SS TREGURNO

8.20am: Ordered TREGURNO to Possession Bay [Bahia Posesion]

1.15pm: Stopped

1.18pm: Let go Port Bower

Found here Chilean Destroyer CONDELL [ALMIRANTE CONDELL]

Sick list 20


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24 December 1914

From Punta Arenas to Possession Bay, or at Possession Bay

Lat -52.3, Long -69.2

3.10am: Weighed & proceeded, as requisite

6.23am: Cape St Vincent [Cabo San Vicente] abeam 1.8 miles

8.28am: Triton Bank buoy abeam 2 miles

9.32am: Mendez Light abeam 1 mile

9.48am: Delgada Light abeam 1 mile. Sighted HMS CORNWALL at anchor

11.15am: Stopped

11.17am: Let go Starboard Bower

7.40pm: Collier TREGURNO came alongside

8.00pm: Commenced coaling

10.00pm: Stopped coaling

Sick list 17


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25 December 1914

At Possession Bay

Lat -52.3, Long -69.2

3.00am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

Lost overboard by accident Mushroom Top GM [?Gun Metal] of 6-inch Ventilator, 1 in No, & Hose Canvas, 2-inch x 40ft, 1 in No

1.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 1259 tons

2.30pm: Collier left for Port Stanley

3.30pm: HMS CORNWALL sailed

Sick list 18


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26 December 1914

From Possession Bay to Fortescue Bay, or at Fortescue Bay

Lat -53.36, Long -70.56

3.09am: Weighed & proceeded. Course S26W

5.04am: Mendez Lighthouse abeam 1 mile

5.20am: Satellite Point [Punta Satelite] Light abeam 1.5 miles

7.25am: Cape Gregory [Cabo Gregorio] abeam 2.5

8.16am: Cape St Vincent abeam 1.25

9.14am: Santa Magdalena Island abeam 2.5

3.00pm: Cape San Isidro Lighthouse abeam 2 miles

4.05pm: Sighted Steamer at anchor in Snug Bay

5.02pm: Stopped. Boarded German Steamer SIERRA CORDOBA

5.50pm: Proceeded S85W

8.04pm: Stopped

8.13pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 17


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27 December 1914

From Fortescue Bay to Port Tamar, or at Port Tamar

Lat -53.43, Long -72.88

8.07am: Weighed & proceeded

9.06am: Rupert Island abeam 6 cables

9.38am: Signalled Chilean Destroyer CONDELL [ALMIRANTE CONDELL]

10.21am: Performed Divine Service

10.32am: Browell Island abeam 8 cables

1.45pm: Cape Cooper Key abeam 1.25 miles

3.32pm: Sentinel [?Isla Centinela] Lighthouse abeam 2.3 miles

4.35pm: Sighted HMS GLASGOW & BRISTOL W’N

4.43pm: Stopped

4.45pm: Let go Port Bower

5.10pm: GLASGOW & BRISTOL anchored

Sick list 16


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28 December 1914

From Port Tamar to Otway Water, or at Port Pomar

Lat -53.52, Long -72.38

4.40am: GLASGOW sailed

5.00am: Weighed & proceeded

5.12am: BRISTOL sailed

6.13am: Sentinel Island abeam 2 miles

7.22am: Havannah Point abeam 1.5 miles

8.00am: Cape Cooper Key Lighthouse abeam 1.5

10.00am: Cape Notch abeam 1 mile

Noon: Course as requisite through Jerome Channel

12.30pm: Seal Cove S25W 0.5

12.50pm: Course as requisite for Examining Port Henry & Condor Canal

2.40pm: Examined Sulivan Sound

3.33pm: Stopped in Bending Cove

3.54pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite

5.10pm: Stopped

5.20pm: Let go Port Bower in Port Pomar

Sick list 14


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29 December 1914

From Port Pomar to Sholl Bay, or at Sholl Bay

Lat -53.35, Long -72.46

5.30am: GLASGOW arrived & sailed

6.10am: Weighed

6.15am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

6.50am: Examined Wickham Sound

8.00am: Cape Stokes N85W 1.8 miles

9.00am: Cape Flinn South 1

Examined Silva Palma Sound

10.07am: Cape King abeam 1 mile

11.22am: Corona Island abeam 6 cables

Noon: Course as requisite through Jerome Channel

2.15pm: Rupert Island abeam 0.5

3.00pm: Wood Island abeam 1.5

8.20pm: Stopped

8.22pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Found here HMS GLASGOW

Sick list 12


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30 December 1914

From Sholl Bay to Cockburn Channel, or at Sholl Bay

Lat -54.37, Long -71.62

7.10am: Weighed, GLASGOW proceeded ahead

7.18am: Proceeded, Course as requisite

10.00am: Course as requisite for Examining Dyneley Sound. Sounded 1 mile N10E from West extreme Baynes Island

10.43am: Stopped

10.52am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for Examining Prowse Island

2.10pm: Pyramid Hill [Cerro Piramide] abeam 2.25

3.50pm: Stopped

3.53pm: Let go Starboard Bower in Sholl Bay. Found here HMS GLASGOW

6.40pm: BRISTOL arrived & anchored

Sick list 12


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31 December 1914

From Sholl Bay to Willes Bay, or at Willes Bay

Lat -53.96, Long -71.18

5.05am: BRISTOL & GLASGOW sailed

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite

10.46am: Periagua Island abeam 3 miles

11.40am: Turned to NNE. Stopped. Sighted HMAS AUSTRALIA WNW

1.00pm: HMAS AUSTRALIA stopped. Communicated by boat

1.20pm: AUSTRALIA proceeded

1.32pm: Proceeded N27.5E

2.24pm: Cape San Isidro abeam 1.25 miles

7.38pm: Stopped

7.41pm: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 10



For the period 1 January to 13 June 1915 the logs have been duplicated so each page has two references. In general the pages are straight copies.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data] Page signed: A Read, Engineer Commander 6 February 1915; A Stoddart, Rear Admiral, HMS SYDNEY, 10 April 1915



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1 January 1915

At Willes Bay

Lat -53.82, Long -70.43

Watch at night defence

2.00am: Negative night defence

5.30am: Signalled SS EPSOM British steering North

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers. Hands employed scraping & red leading ship’s sides

11.00am: Training classes at Instruction

12.30pm: Issued soap & tobacco.

1.00pm: Hands employed scraping & red leading the ship’s side

4.00pm: Quarters. Prepared for night defence

9.10pm: Watch to night defence

Sick list 11


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2 January 1915

From Willes Bay to Punta Arenas, or at Punta Arenas

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

7.26am: Weighed & proceeded, course as required

12.10pm: Stopped

12.15pm: Let go Port Bower. Found here Chilean Destroyer CONDELL [ALMIRANTE CONDELL] & Gunboat TOME

3.40pm: Chilean Rear Admiral came onboard. Saluted ditto with 13 guns

7.00pm: Received 1 bag of mails for GLASGOW

Sick list 8


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3 January 1915

From Punta Arenas to Possession Bay, or at Possession Bay

Lat -53.18, Long -70.83

9.50am: Performed Divine Service

11.42am: Weighed and proceeded

1.46pm: Magdalena Island Light abeam 3 miles

5.42pm: Mendez Island Light abeam 1 mile

6.10pm: Sighted Collier WESTBOROUGH at anchor

7.31pm: Stopped, let go Port Bower

Sick list 8


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4 January 1915

At Possession Bay

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

4.00am: Hands preparing for coaling

5.45am: Collier WESTBOROUGH came alongside

6.15am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

2.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 826 tons

3.30pm: Collier WESTBOROUGH left

Sick list 11


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5 January 1915

At Possession Bay

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

4.45am: Sighted HMS BRISTOL & GLASGOW bearing SE

5.40am: GLASGOW & BRISTOL anchored

BRISTOL coaling

10.00am: Sent 1 bag of mails to GLASGOW. Supplied to BRISTOL Fresh Beef 196lbs, Potatoes 400lbs, & to GLASGOW Fresh Beef 200lbs & Potatoes 400lbs

7.45pm: Received 1 case for Hospital from BRISTOL

Sick list 9


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6 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Falkland Islands

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

3.10am: Sighted steamer SSW

GLASGOW coaling

1.45pm: BRISTOL sailed

3.15pm: Collier WESTBOROUGH sailed

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.32pm: Cape Possession [Cabo Posesion] Lighthouse abeam 3.7 miles

5.05pm: Sighted steamer on Port bow

5.39pm: Course & speed as required for closing steamer

5.49pm: Stopped & boarded Dutch steamer JOSEPHINA

6.10pm: Lat -52.4, Long -68.6 Papers not satisfactory

6.25pm: Sent Sub Lieut Cuddeford & 6 Marines to take charge of Prize

6.52pm: Proceeded S56E 52 revs, SS JOSEPHINA took station astern

7.25pm: Dungeness Light abeam 4.75 miles

Sick list 10


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7 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Falkland Islands

Lat -52.58, Long -65.05

2.50am: Fog bank

3.20am: Fog cleared

Sick list 10


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8 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Falkland Islands

Lat -52.67, Long -59.89

7.05am: Fog

8.30am: Fog lifted

1.45pm: Sighted land N30E

9.05pm: Sighted Cape Pembroke Light N6E

Midnight: Cape Pembroke Light N47W

Sick list 12


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9 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Falkland Islands, or at Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

0.05am: Fog

1.12am: Altered course N42W. Signalled JOSEPHINA to stop

1.32am: Stopped

5.22am: Proceeded 50 revs, Course South

5.40am: Sighted JOSEPHINA on Port bow

5.45am: Altered course N67W JOSEPHINA took station astern

6.15am: Sighted Cape Pembroke N78W

8.10am: Stopped

8.15am: Let go Starboard Bower. Found here HMS OTRANTO & CELTIC

10.30am: Hands employed drawing stores & provisions from CELTIC

10.43am: Lieut Donovan joined from CELTIC & 1 Artificer Engineer joined from OTRANTO

Hands employed provisioning ship

9.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 12


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10 January 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

6.30am: SS SORATTA [?SORATA] sailed

9.20am: Divisions. Rear Admiral visited HMS OTRANTO

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

5.40pm: SS BREYNTON sailed

8.45pm: SS WITHERNSEA arrived

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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11 January 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

9.30am: Hands employed drawing stores from CELTIC

12.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores & provisions from the OTRANTO & CELTIC

4.30pm: Sub Lieut Cuddeford & Prize crew rejoined from SS JOSEPHINA

6.05pm: SS RUPERRA sailed

9.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 11


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12 January 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

4.40pm: Collier ROYAL TRANSPORT came alongside

9.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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13 January 1915

From Port William to Magellan Straits, or at Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

5.25am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 481 tons

1.10pm: Collier ROYAL TRANSPORT left

1.45pm: Discharged 5 Invalided ratings to OTRANTO. Hands employed preparing for sea

4.00pm: HMS CELTIC sailed

4.20pm: Weighed

4.37pm: Proceeded 64 revs, Courses as required

5.00pm: Pembroke Light abeam

5.48pm: Wolf Rock abeam 2.25 miles, CELTIC took station astern 5 Cables

Sick list 14


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14 January 1915

From Port William to Magellan Straits

Lat -52.62, Long -61.9

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 185

Sick list 10


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15 January 1915

From Falkland Islands to Possession Bay, or at Possession Bay

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

6.00am: Sighted land on Starboard bow

7.10am: Cape Virgins N73W

7.35am: Cape Dungeness Lighthouse N82W

9.11am: Dungeness abeam 4.8 miles

11.53am: Stopped

11.57am: Let go Port Bower

12.05pm: CELTIC anchored

Found here HMS GLASGOW

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 186

4.05pm: HMS BRISTOL & Collier KIRNWOOD arrived

Sick list 13


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16 January 1915

At Possession Bay

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

7.10am: BRISTOL proceeded alongside CELTIC

8.45am: Collier TREGURNO arrived & anchored

1.50pm: BRISTOL left CELTIC & anchored

7.45pm: TREGURNO sailed

8.35pm: GLASGOW sailed

Sick list 14


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17 January 1915

At Possession Bay

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

7.24am: BRISTOL weighed & proceeded alongside CELTIC

9.50am: Performed Divine Service

5.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling

6.30pm: SS INCHMOOR (British) anchored in Bay

7.05pm: BRISTOL cast off from CELTIC & anchored

Sick list 13


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18 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Sea, or at Possession Bay

Lat -52.28, Long -69.23

2.40am: SS INCHMOOR sailed

5.10am: BRISTOL & CELTIC sailed

6.20am: Collier KIRNWOOD came alongside

6.50am: Commenced coaling

11.15am: Finished coaling. Received 439 tons

Noon: Collier cast off

3.00pm: Collier KIRNWOOD sailed

4.00pm: Weighed & proceeded

4.42pm: Cape Possession abeam 2.25 miles

6.47pm: Cape Virgins abeam 7.5 miles

9.30pm: Cape Virgins Light S53.5W

Sick list 14


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19 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Sea

Lat -52.2, Long -67.87

1.30am: Cape Virgins Light S54W

10.00pm: Mendez Light abeam 1 mile

Sick list 12


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20 January 1915

From Possession Bay to Punta Arenas [or at Punta Arenas]

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

1.21am: New Bank buoy abeam 1.75 miles

1.44am: Magdalena Island abeam 3.5 miles

3.56am: Stopped

3.58am: Let go Starboard Bower

Found here Chilean Destroyer CONDELL [ALMIRANTE CONDELL] & Gunboat TOME

11.00am: 2 Able Seamen & 1 Stoker joined from Shore

Sick list 10


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21 January 1915

From Punta Arenas to Sholl Bay, or at Sholl Bay

Lat -52.73, Long -73.9

4.04am: Weighed

4.10am: Proceeded 64 revs, course as requisite

8.25am: San Isidro Light abeam

11.53am: Stopped

11.55am: Let go Port Bower

Sick list 11


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22 January 1915

At Sholl Bay

Lat -52.73, Long -73.9

10.00am: Hands employed securing new purchase & Topping Lift to main derrick

3.45pm: Tested new purchase & Topping lift

4.00pm: Quarters, Read Warrant No 187

Sick list 9


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23 January 1915

From Sholl Bay to Cockburn Channel

Lat -52.73, Long -73.9

3.00am: Weighed & proceeded, courses as requisite

3.08am: BRISTOL took station astern. Courses as requisite down Cockburn Channel

4.35am: Cape Turn abeam N12E

4.55am: Altered course 16 points to Port off King Island

6.48am: Stopped

6.50am: Let go Starboard Bower in Sholl Bay

Sick list 9


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24 January 1915

From Sholl Bay to Punta Arenas, or at Punta Arenas

Lat -53.33, Long -70.87

6.05am: Weighed

6.12am: Proceeded 66 revs, course as requisite. BRISTOL took station astern

9.16am: San Isidro Island Lighthouse abeam 1.5 miles

1.00pm: Stopped

1.03pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Found here Chilean Destroyer CONDELL [ALMIRANTE CONDELL] & Gunboat TOME

11.00pm: BRISTOL weighed & proceeded

Sick list 9


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25 January 1915

From Punta Arenas to Sholl Bay, or at Sholl Bay

Lat -53.15, Long -70.87

6.17am: BRISTOL arrived & anchored

12.10pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses as requisite with BRISTOL

4.40.pm: Cape San Isidro abeam 2 miles

8.05pm: Stopped

8.07pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 8


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26 January 1915

At Sholl Bay

Lat -52.73, Long -73.9

8.10am: SS EDUARDO arrived

9.34am: SS EDUARDO sailed

10.25am: BRISTOL sailed

Sick list 8


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27 January 1915

From Sholl Bay to Cockburn Channel, or at Sholl Bay

Lat -54.37, Long -71.83

3.20am: Weighed

3.33am: Proceeded 70 revs. Course as requisite down Cockburn Channel

4.04am: Middle Island S55W 8 cables

4.52am: Cape Turn N56W 8 cables

5.32am: Western Extreme King Island S5W 9 cables

6.20am: Baynes Island abeam

6.35am: Stopped off Kirk Rocks [Rocas Kirke]

8.30am: Sighted BRISTOL WxS

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite for examining North side of Duntze Islands

11.28am: Stopped off Kirke Rocks

3.50pm: Sighted SS EDUARDO

4.20pm: SS EDUARDO came alongside

5.30pm: Proceeded 85 revs, courses as requisite up Cockburn Channel

6.05pm: BRISTOL took station astern

7.00pm: Fitzroy Island S10E 5 cables

7.33pm: Cape Turn N11W 1 mile

9.25pm: Mount Vernol [Monte Vernal] abeam

11.00pm: Cape San Isidro Light abeam 2.5 miles

Sick list 7


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28 January 1915

From Sholl Bay to Fox Bay, or at Fox Bay

Lat -53.88, Long -70.43

3.15am: BRISTOL proceeded ahead to examine Brenton & Owen Sounds

4.10am: Stopped off entrance to Meskem Canal

6.26am: Proceeded 66 revs

7.34am: Stopped

7.36am: Let go Starboard Bower in Fox Bay

9.20am: BRISTOL arrived & anchored

Sick list 6


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29 January 1915

From Fox Bay to Sholl Bay, or at Sholl Bay

Lat -53.73, Long -70.37

11.02am: Weighed & proceeded

11.08am: Course N17E, BRISTOL 2 cables astern

11.24am: Offing Island abeam 8 cables

4.11pm: San Isidro Lighthouse abeam 12 cables

7.28pm: Stopped

7.30pm: Let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 6


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30 January 1915

At Sholl Bay

Lat -52.73, Long -73.9

3.20pm: BRISTOL sailed

10.15pm: BRISTOL arrived & anchored

Sick list 9


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31 January 1915

From Sholl Bay to Falkland Islands

Lat -53.04, Long -70.53

4.00am: Weighed

4.05am: Proceeded 68 revs. Course as requisite

5.13am: Mount Vernol abeam

7.07am: Isidro Light abeam 1.5 miles

12.30pm: Sighted & passed Norwegian Steamer GUERNSEY from Barry to Sandy Point [?Punta Arenas = Sandy Point in English, though there is a Punta Sandy at Lat -53.7, Long -71.92]

12.45pm: Magdalena Shoal buoy abeam 1.25 miles

3.22pm: Triton Bank buoy abeam 2.33 miles

4.26pm: Mendez Point Lighthouse abeam 10 cables

6.09pm: Stopped. Captain of GLASGOW came onboard

7.20pm: Proceeded 72 revs

7.41pm: Cape Possession Lighthouse abeam 4.75 miles

9.46pm: Dungeness Light abeam

Sick list 9



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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Page signed: T A Williams, Commander(N), Navigating Officer; Approved: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data] Page signed: A Read, Engineer Commander 6 March 1915; A Stoddart, Rear Admiral, HMS SYDNEY, 10 April 1915


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1 February 1915

From Sholl Bay to Falkland Islands

Lat -52.72, Long -64.1

Watch at Night defence

3.00am: Negative Night defence

9.05am: Divisions, prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Training Classes at instruction. Hands employed as requisite

12.30pm: Altered course N74.5E

4.00pm: Quarters, prepared for Night defence

8.15pm: 1st Watch to Night defence

10.30pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes

Sick list 14


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2 February 1915

From Sholl Bay to Falkland Islands, or at Port William

Lat -52.3, Long -58.42

4.20am: Sighted Sea Lion Island N50E

12.36pm: Seal Rocks S2E 9 cables

1.10pm: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

1.20pm: Weighed & shifted berth

1.35pm: Let go Port Bower

2.00pm: Collier LANCOE [?LANGOE] came alongside

3.00pm: Commenced coaling

8.45pm: Stopped Coaling. Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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3 February 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

4.30am: Collier LANCOE left

6.30am: Collier WITHERNSEA came alongside

7.15am: BRISTOL arrived & anchored in Port Stanley

7.20am: Commenced coaling

7.35am: Collier WESTBOROUGH sailed

Hands employed coaling ship

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 1480 tons

4.30pm: Collier WITHERNSEA left

8.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 16


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4 February 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

11.30am: Discharged Mr Ellis Gunner & 4 ratings to HMS OTRANTO for passage home

1.30pm: 2 Sick Berth ratings joined from Hospital Port Stanley

6.00pm: SS MANCHESTER CIVILIAN sailed

6.35pm: HMS OTRANTO sailed

Sick list 15


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5 February 1915

At Port William

Lat -51.69, Long -57.85

10.00am: Divers examining Inlets

1.00pm: Sent working party to collier TREGURNO

4.10pm: SS CAIRNROSS & IMPOCO sailed

5.45pm: BRISTOL sailed

6.40pm: Trimming party returned from TREGURNO

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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6 February 1915

From Falkland Islands to Sea

Lat -51.17, Long -58.21

6.00am: Weighed & proceeded 64 revs. Course as requisite

6.32am: Point William abeam 1 mile

7.10am: Collier WITHERNSEA took station 1 mile astern

4.20pm: Eased 50 revs to keep SS WITHERNSEA in sight

Sick list 12


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7 February 1915

From Falkland Islands to Port Desire [Puerto Deseado]

Lat -49.98, Long -61.38

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 12


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8 February 1915

From Falkland Islands to Port Desire

Lat -48.6, Long -64.58

6.15pm: Sighted land on Port Bow

8.23pm: Penguin Island Light S83W

9.05pm: Penguin Island Light S56.5W

Sick list 12


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9 February 1915

From Falkland Islands to Egg Harbour

Lat -47.03, Long -65.38

1.20am: Sighted Penguin Island Light S34W

4.00am: Penguin Island Light S52W

5.00am: Altered course to West & examined Port Desire

9.50am: Cape Blanco abeam 15 miles

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 188

Sick list 7


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10 February 1915

From Falkland Islands to Port Elena [Puerto Santa Elena] & Egg Harbour

Lat -44.52, Long -65.15

6.00am: Examined Egg Harbour

11.05am: Altered course N43E. Examined Port Elena

11.12am: Cape San Joseph [Cabo San Jose] abeam 3 miles

Sick list 8


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11 February 1915

From Falkland Islands to Port Madryn, or at Port Madryn

Lat -42.75, Long -64.97

3.42am: Sighted Delgada Light N34E

10.06am: Stopped

10.09am: Let go Port Bower. Found here Argentine Cruiser BUENOS AIRES. Fired salute of 21 guns, BUENOS AIRES returned ditto

2.05pm: Weighed & proceeded

8.15pm: Delgada Point Light N1.5E

10.04pm: Delgada Point Light S59W

Sick list 7


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12 February 1915

From Port Madryn to Rosas Bay, or at Rosas Bay

Lat -41.13, Long -63.4

1.00am: Delgada Point Light S20W

7.25am: Sighted land N25W

8.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

10.26am: Stopped

10.36am: Let go Port Bower, in Rosas Bay

11.10am: Collier WITHERNSEA came alongside

12.30pm: Commenced coaling

5.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 584 tons

5.50pm: Collier WITHERNSEA left

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded

9.00pm: WITHERNSEA took station astern

9.45pm: Rio Negro Light abeam 10 miles

Sick list 10


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13 February 1915

From Rosas Bay to Monte Video

Lat -40.4, Long -60.42

2.42am: 2nd Barranca Light [Segunda Barranca] dipped N86W

Sick list 11


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14 February 1915

From Rosas Bay to Monte Video

Lat -38.38, Long -57.38

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.49am: Sighted Mogotes Lighthouse [Punta Mogotes] N27W

4.50pm: Sighted steamer NExE steering SWly

6.10pm: Sighted steamer NExE

6.40pm: Altered course S58E 76 revs to close ditto, ordered SS WITHERNSEA to proceed to English Bank [Banco Ingles]

7.23pm: Stopped & boarded

8.10pm: Proceeded

Sick list 13


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15 February 1915

From Rosas Bay to Monte Video

Lat -35.7, Long -55.59

7.05am: Commenced sounding every 7.5 minutes

2.45pm: English Bank Buoy N50W

3.37pm: English Bank Buoy abeam 1.75 miles

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 189

5.22pm: English Bank Light Vessel abeam 3 cables

6.05pm: Communicated by Signal with SS PELASCO [?BELLASCO] of Glasgow bound East

9.00pm: Flores Light N70W

Sick list 12


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16 February 1915

From Rosas Bay to Monte Video

Lat -34.9, Long -56.22

1.45am: Altered course S58E 76 revs to clear steamer SS SKLOLAND (Norwegian) [?No independent verification of a Norwegian ship of this name has been found; however, HMS OTRANTO reported intercepting the Swedish ship SS SKOGLAND two days previously.]

2.22am: Punta Negra Light N40E

7.11am: Stopped

7.13am: Let go Port Bower

8.00am: Fired a salute 21 guns

1.14pm: Weighed & proceeded

1.30pm: Altered course S76E to close WITHERNSEA

2.32pm: English Bank Light Vessel abeam 3.75 miles

2.40pm: Signalled SS WITHERNSEA to proceed to Abrolhos

5.07pm: Sighted Lobos Island Lighthouse N75E

6.32pm: Lobos Island Lighthouse abeam 4.5 miles

10.47pm: Santa Maria Light abeam 14 miles

Sick list 14


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17 February 1915

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -33.08, Long -51.8

1.05am: Cape Polonia Light abeam 14 miles

11.00am: Ships company mustered by the Open List & received the Royal Christmas Cards

Sick list 16


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18 February 1915

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -29.95, Long -47.65

4.21pm: Altered course N20W to close steamer

4.34pm: Stopped. Boarded SS MARITIME from Cardiff to Monte Video

5.15pm: Shaped course N47E

Sick list 18


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19 February 1915

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -26.62, Long -44.18

Sick list 18


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20 February 1915

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -23.02, Long -40.92

5.50pm: Sighted steamer on Port Bow

6.27pm: Altered course N10E to close steamer. Signalled British steamer KING EDWARD VII from [blank]

Sick list 13


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21 February 1915

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -18.67, Long -38.95

8.13am: Altered course N65E to close steamer. Signalled Spanish steamer BARCELONA from Cadiz

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

1.50pm: Sighted Abrolhos Lighthouse N29E

3.12pm: Stopped

3.14pm: Let go Starboard Bower

4.00pm: Collier SS BURESK came alongside

4.15pm: HMS VINDICTIVE weighed & anchored to SSE

4.45pm: Commenced coaling

7.40pm: Stopped coaling

8.10pm: Collier left. Darkened ship

Sick list 14


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22 February 1915

From Abrolhos to Sea, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

6.20am: Collier BURESK came alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Received 26 drums of mineral oil & 11 drums of olive oil from SS MANCHESTER CIVILIAN

Hands employed coaling ship

1.00pm: Received mails from HMS VINDICTIVE & Colliers BAMPTON, BRITISH TRANSPORT, MANCHESTER CIVILIAN & BURESK

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 1365 tons

3.45pm: Collier BURESK left

5.25pm: Weighed

5.27pm: Proceeded

5.38pm: Wreck abeam 1800 yards

6.02pm: Ship struck an obstruction on Starboard side. Hard a port

6.03pm: Stopped

6.05pm: Abrolhos Lighthouse N19E

6.07pm: Half ahead port, half astern starboard. Ship making water in A, B & C Boiler rooms

6.15pm: Proceeded

7.24pm: Stopped

7.27pm: Let go Starboard Bower. Lighthouse N63E

8.15pm: VINDICTIVE diving party arrived. Divers examining damage Starboard side

10.00pm: Engineer Commander reported B Stokehold full, A & C making water slowly

Sick list 17


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23 February 1915

At Abrolhos Lighthouse

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

0.47am: Slipped Starboard Bower. Turning ship

1.08am: Slow ahead

1.12am: Ship took ground forward

1.15am: Half speed ahead

1.19am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor

2.30am: Laid out Stream anchor on Starboard Beam. Ship’s Head N44.5E

7.30am: Divers examining Ship’s bottom

9.45am: Ship bumping slightly forward. Lifted Port anchor by hand

10.04am: Proceeded slow ahead

10.06am: Half ahead

10.13am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower

10.30am: Divers employed examining & caulking ship’s bottom

1.00pm: Divers examining & caulking Ship’s bottom

8.00pm: List on Ship 0.5 degree Starboard

10.00pm: List Nil

Pumping out A & C Boiler Rooms

Sick list 13


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24 February 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

Divers examining & caulking ship’s bottom

2.00am: Hove port anchor up & down as ship bumping slightly. Tide falling. Ship’s Head N45E.

Divers ceased work

5.30am: Heel of ship 0.5 degrees to Port

6.30am: Divers examined Port anchor see if clear of Fore Foot. Brought 4.5 wire on Stream anchor from Starboard Quarter to Starboard Bow

8.45am: Divers ceased work. Picket boat away sounding

10.00am: Veered 18 feet of Port cable. Hands employed making mat & as requisite

11.30am: Divers caulking Ship’s bottom

12.30pm: Hands employed making collision mat from Quarter Deck awning & as requisite. Divers caulking Ship’s bottom. Received 5 steel plates from VINDICTIVE

4.00pm: Pumping out C, A & B Stokeholds

7.00pm: Ship bumping slightly forward

7.45pm: Finished diving

8.35pm: Ship stopped bumping

9.30pm: Heel 1.5 degrees to Port

Sick list 12


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25 February 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

A & B Stokeholds being pumped out by Port Forward Centrifugal pump

6.00am: Divers working about Ship’s bottom. Sounding & laying out buoys for Sheet & Stream anchors

9.20am: Laid out Sheet anchor with 6.5 wire S45E in 46ft from Starboard bow

11.30am: VINDICTIVE sailed

12.30pm: Divers caulking & wedging ship’s bottom

3.00pm: Weighed stream anchor

4.00pm: Hauled over Ship’s Head from N59E to N84E by 6.5 wire

6.00pm: Laid out Stream anchor on Port beam 200 yards

7.30pm: Hove in on Starboard Quarter. Wire secured to Starboard Bower cable & on wire secured to Stream anchor

10.00pm: Pumping out A & B with main circulating pumps & C & D with Bilge pumps. Boarded Brazilian Collier SS AMIRAL BOCCOAS[?]

Sick list 13


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26 February 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

1.00am: Brazilian Steamer AMIRAL BOCCOAS sailed

2.30am: Pumping out A & B with Circulating & C with Fire & Bilge pumps

6.15am: Divers down working on ship’s bottom

7.30am: Heel 0.5 degrees to Port

9.30am: Hands employed making collision mat & as requisite. Picket boat away sounding

12.30pm: Divers working about ship’s bottom. Hands making collision mat from awnings

2.30pm: Pumping out A & B with Fore circulators & C & D with Bilge pumps

5.00pm: Hands making & fitting collision mat

7.30pm: Divers stopped work

8.00pm: Darkened ship. Party making collision mat

10.00pm: Pumping out A & B with Starboard Forward circulator & C with Bilge pump

Sick list 15


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27 February 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

1.30am: Heel 1 degree to Starboard. Ship’s Head N82E. Pumping A & B with Forward Starboard Circulating pump & C & D with Fire & Bilge pumps

6.00am: Divers working about ship’s bottom

6.50am: Collier SS MANCHESTER CIVILIAN anchored

9.00am: VINDICTIVE arrived & anchored. Hands employed making & fitting collision mat

12.30pm: Divers working on ship’s bottom

2.30pm: Pumping out A & B with Starboard Forward circulator

5.00pm: Hands employed working about collision mat

6.00pm: Hauled Ship’s Head to N72E. Heel 0.75 degrees to Starboard

7.00pm: Divers stopped work

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.30pm: Pumping out A & B with main circulating pump

Sick list 14


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28 February 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

Party making & fitting collision mat

5.00am: Pumping out A & B with Forward main circulators

6.50am: Divers working about ship’s bottom

9.15am: Performed Divine Service

10.00am: Party away sounding & buoying coral atoll

11.30am: Heel 0.75 degrees Starboard. Ship’s Head N73E

12.30pm: Divers working about ship’s bottom

2.30pm: Finished collision mat

7.15pm: Divers stopped work

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Pumping out A & B Stokeholds with Starboard Forward circulator & C & D with Fire & Bilge pumps

Sick list 14



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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Page signed: T A Williams, Commander(N), Navigating Officer; Approved: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data] Page signed: A Read, Engineer Commander; A Stoddart, Rear Admiral, HMS SYDNEY, 10 April 1915


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1 March 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

1.00am: Pumping out A & B with Starboard Forward circulator & C with fire & bilge pump

3.00am: Heel 0.75 degrees Starboard. Ships Head N72E

6.00am: Hands employed getting over collision mat. Divers working about ship’s bottom

9.00am: Hands employed lowering & placing collision mat

9.00am: HMS VINDICTIVE & 4 Colliers sailed

11.40am: Draught of water: Forward 27ft 0in; Aft 26ft 1in

12.30pm: Divers working on ship’s bottom. Hauled up collision mat

2.30pm: A & B being pumped out by Forward Circulator, C & D by Fire & Bilge pumps

5.00pm: Hands employed placing collision mat

7.00pm: Divers stopped work

8.00pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night defence

9.30pm: Pumping out A & B with Port Forward circulator & C with Fire & Bilge pumps

11.00pm: Heel 0.5 degrees to Port. Ship’s Head N74E

Sick list 15


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2 March 1915

Off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

2.00am: Pumping out A & B stokeholds with main circulator

6.00am: Hands employed placing & securing mat. Divers working about ship’s bottom

11.00am: Pumping A & B with port main circulator, 5 inches under plates in A, 7inches above plates in B

12.30pm: Picket boat away sounding

3.06pm: Slipped Starboard Quarter wire

3.08pm: Hove in Port Quarter & shortened in on Port cable

3.20pm: Slipped port quarter wire. Weighed port anchor. Shortened in on 6.5 wire

3.40pm: Weighed Sheet anchor. Turned ship with screws to Starboard

3.50pm: Proceeded, Course as requisite

4.07pm: Stopped

4.13pm: Let go Port Bower

8.00pm: Darkened ship

9.30pm: Pumping out B with main circulator & A with Fire & Bilge pumps

Sick list 10


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3 March 1915

Off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

6.00am: Divers examining under water fittings

8.00am: Party away weighing stream anchor & mark buoys

9.05am: Divers unrigging gear

12.45pm: Paid monthly money & issued soap & tobacco to Ship’s Company

1.30pm: HMS VINDICTIVE & Colliers MANCHESTER CIVILIAN, BRITISH TRANSPORT, BURESK & BAMPTON arrived

5.00pm: Divers & sailing pinnace returned to VINDICTIVE

Sick list 10


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4 March 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -17.97, Long -38.7

6.20am: VINDICTIVE shifted berth

9.05am: VINDICTIVE coaling

2.30pm: VINDICTIVE shifted berth

4.15pm: Discharged 1 Signal Rating to SS BAMPTON

6.00pm: Weighed

6.13pm: Proceeded

6.40pm: Wreck abeam 2 miles. Collier BAMPTON took station astern

6.50pm: Passed HMCS [?HMAS] SYDNEY & HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE & 2 Colliers proceeding to Abrolhos

10.30pm: Pumping out A & B Stokeholds with Bilge Pumps

Sick list 7


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5 March 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -19.71, Long -39.53

2.00am: Pumping out A & B Stokeholds with Bilge Pumps

5.00am: Pumping out A & B Stokeholds with Bilge Pumps, A 11 inches, B 6 inches

10.30am: Pumping out all Boiler rooms with Fire & Bilge pumps, A: 12 inches, B: 6 inches, C: 12 inches, D: 11.5 inches

3.15pm: Sighted Steamer S’W steering NE (Italian). Water in A: 12 inches, B: 6 inches, C: 4 inches, D: 10 inches

7.30pm: Pumping out A & B with Fire & Bilge pumps A: 12 inches, B: 6 inches

10.00pm: Pumping out A & B with Fire & Bilge pumps

Sick list 9


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6 March 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.0, Long -40.51

Pumping out A & B Stokeholds with Bilge Pumps [throughout day]

1.20pm: Sighted steamer on Port Quarter steering WSW. Spanish Steamer HERCULES

8.00pm: Santa Anna Light [?Ilha de Santana] N39W

9.15pm: Sighted Cape Frio Light S76W

Sick list 9


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7 March 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro, or at Rio

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

2.17am: Cape Frio abeam 4.5 miles

Pumping out all Boiler Rooms with Bilge Pumps

7.20am: Ponta Negra Lighthouse abeam 12.5 miles

9.20am: Performed Divine Service

10.34am: Raza Light abeam 3.5 miles

10.42am: Collier SS BAMPTON parted company

11.43am: Stopped

11.46am: Let go Port Bower

12.10pm: Saluted Brazilian Flag with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto

12.40pm: Saluted Brazilian Rear Admiral with 13 guns

6.40pm: Picket boat patrolling round the ship

Sick list 10


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8 March 1915

At Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Picket Boat away patrolling

6.00am: Rigged Diving Boat

10.00am: Divers examining ship’s bottom

7.00pm: Steam Pinnace patrolling

Sick list 10


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9 March 1915

From Rio to Floating Dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Steam Pinnace patrolling

5.30am: Sent Docking party to the Floating Dock

5.50am: Weighed

6.06am: Proceeded. Course & speeds as requisite. Pilot in charge

7.15am: Stopped off Dock

8.10am: Secured in Brazilian Floating Dock Alffonso Pina [Alfonso Penna]. Divers taking off Collision Mat. Hands employed scrubbing ship’s bottom

10.45am: Commenced pumping out

11.10am: Ship landed on Blocks. Stopped pumping out

11.30am: Commenced shoring both sides

3.45pm: Recommenced pumping

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 190. Placed 2nd row of shores

6.15pm: Dock dry

6.45pm: Stopped pumping. Carpenters removing Wedges etc from damaged part. Hands clearing away wire & mat

Sick list 11


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10 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.00am: Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands employed cleaning Dock & rigging stages

Sick list 11


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11 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

7.30am: Messrs Laghe [?Lage] contractors commenced work on ship’s bottom

1.00pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom & dismounting guns

5.00pm: Hands to bathe. Brazilian ships MINAS GERAES & SAO PAULO sailed

Sick list 12


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12 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.30pm: Hands employed rigging stages & scraping ship’s side

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 15


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13 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 11


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14 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 12


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15 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.30pm: Hands employed dismounting 6-inch gun & painting ship

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 16


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16 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

1.30pm: Hands employed Blacking down aloft & painting ship & dismounting 6-inch gun

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 191

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 14


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17 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.00am: Hands employed Blacking down aloft, dismounting 6-inch guns & painting ship

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 14


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18 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 15


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19 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

12.30pm: Received Soap 1500 lbs

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 11


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20 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 8


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21 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

6.20am: Landed Roman Catholics

7.15am: HMS CELTIC arrived

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

10.20am: Roman Catholics returned

12.30pm: Received 32 bags of Mails from CELTIC. 2 Mechanicians & 1 Chief Armourer joined from CELTIC

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 9


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22 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

7.20am: CELTIC sailed

9.30am: Hands employed ranging cables for Survey & as requisite

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 16


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23 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Hands employed surveying Chain cable, painting ship’s side & chain locker

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 13


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24 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Hands employed surveying chain cables & painting ship’s side

2.30pm: Received Chocolate

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 192 & 193

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 13


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25 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Hands employed restowing chain cable & painting ship’s side

4.00pm: Quarters. Discharged 1 Chief Armourer to the EXCELLENT

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 14


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26 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

Hands employed restowing chain cables & painting ship

2.30pm: Contractors lifting bottom plating into position

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 15


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27 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

10.30am: CELTIC arrived

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm: HMS CELTIC sailed

5.10pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 9


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28 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.40am: Performed Divine Service

5.00pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe

Sick list 10


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29 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 10


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30 March 1915

In Floating Dock [Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 8


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31 March 1915

In Floating Dock

Lat -22.9, Long -43.17

9.05am: Divisions. Prayers. Torpedo Training Class at Examination

12.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

5.15pm: Contractors finished repairs to Ships bottom

5.50pm: Commenced Water Test

Sick list 7



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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Page signed: T A Williams, Commander(N), Navigating Officer; Approved: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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1 April 1915

From Floating Dock to off Rio

Lat -22.87, Long -43.13

2.10am: Commenced lowering the Dock

2.55am: Stopped lowering. Took off magazine flooding connections

3.55am: Commenced lowering the Dock

4.15am: Stopped lowering. 18 feet

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat & Steam Pinnace

6.55am: Recommenced lowering the Dock

7.28am: Ship floated. Brazilian Docking officials & Pilot came on board.

7.35am: Undocked

7.50am: Engines as requisite for turning

8.03am: Proceeded, course & speed as requisite

8.35am: Stopped

8.40am: Let go Port Bower in 5 fathoms veered 4 shackles off Vanna Island [Ilha do Vianna]

9.30am: Coal lighters came alongside

9.40am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

1.30pm: Received mails for Rear Admiral & HM Ships SYDNEY, VINDICTIVE, ORAMA & MACEDONIA

3.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 642 tons

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.00pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace

Sick list 12


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2 April 1915

From Rio to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -23.08, Long -42.43

Good Friday

6.30am: Hands employed preparing for sea

7.29am: Weighed

7.31am: Proceeded. Course as requisite

8.13am: Cotunduba Island West 5 cables

10.15am: Performed Divine Service

2.30pm: Cape Frio Lighthouse abeam 3 miles

6.30pm: Darkened ship

8.00pm: Passed Italian steamer ITALIA standing to SW

Sick list 14


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3 April 1915

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -20.55, Long -39.77

6.45am: Sighted steamer ahead

7.20am: Altered course N25E to close ditto

3.00pm: Mount Maestre Alvaro [Morro Mestre Alvares] N56W

7.20pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 12


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4 April 1915

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

4.10am: Sighted Abrolhos Light N42E

6.18am: Stopped

6.23am: Let go Starboard Bower. Found here HM Ship VINDICTIVE & CELTIC & RFA IMPOCO & Colliers BAMPTON & RICHMOND

10.30am: Performed Divine Service

4.30pm: Sent 2050lbs of potatoes to VINDICTIVE

7.20pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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5 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.50am: Sent working party to CELTIC drawing provisions. VINDICTIVE weighed & anchored off Lighthouse weighing Starboard Bower & cable

Hands employed provisioning ship from HMS CELTIC

10.14am: Collier ILWEN arrived & anchored

Hands employed provisioning ship & stowing provisions

3.40pm: VINDICTIVE anchored

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 12


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6 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.50am: Sent working parties to CELTIC & BAMPTON

Hands employed provisioning & stowing ship & drawing Canteen Stores from BAMPTON

2.40pm: HMS VINDICTIVE sailed

5.15pm: Working party returned from CELTIC

7.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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7 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.26am: HMS MACEDONIA arrived & commenced coaling

8.00am: Sent working party to CELTIC

9.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

9.26am: Stopped

9.30am: Picked up anchor buoy

9.34am: HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE arrived & anchored & commenced coaling

9.37am: Hemp hawser carried away. Let go Port Bower. Sent divers down & Picket Boat sweeping for Wire

1.00pm: Collier BAMPTON proceeded alongside MACEDONIA

Hands employed sweeping for wire & preparing for coaling

3.25pm: Weighed

3.44pm: Picked up wire

4.16pm: Weighed Starboard Bower anchor

4.24pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

4.52pm: Stopped

4.55pm: Let go Port Bower

5.10pm: Read Warrants Nos 194, 195

5.30pm: CELTIC’s working party returned

8.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 8


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8 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

6.30am: Collier FULLERTON arrived and anchored

6.45am: Collier RICHMOND secured alongside

7.45am: HMS SYDNEY & GLASGOW arrived & anchored

8.10am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

2.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS SYDNEY

3.00pm: Lost overboard by accident Sacks Coal 2 Cwt: 11 in No. Shovels Navigator: 2 in No

5.00pm: Rear Admiral Stoddart visited the ship

5.15pm: Finished coaling, received 990 tons

5.30pm: Discharged Lieut Parkington to the SYDNEY and Capt Mellor Royal Marine Light Infantry to HMS MACEDONIA

5.45pm: Collier left. 3 privates Royal Marine Light Infantry joined from SYDNEY. Discharged 1 Rating to MACEDONIA

8.35pm: Darkened ship

11.00pm: HM Ships SYDNEY, MACEDONIA & EDINBURGH CASTLE sailed

Sick list 15


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9 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

1.10am: HMS GLASGOW sailed

10.00am: HMS CELTIC & colliers THORNHILL & FULLERTON sailed

7.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 18


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10 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 18


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11 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

7.50pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Collier BRITISH TRANSPORT arrived & anchored

Sick list 18


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12 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

10.00am: Received 63 Bags of mails for GLASGOW from BRITISH TRANSPORT. Gunnery and Torpedo training classes at instruction. Seamanship training class at boat sailing

1.00pm: Sent 4 Shipwrights to Collier BAMPTON

7.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 17


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13 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

8.00am: Sent Carpenters party to BAMPTON

9.30am: Training Classes at Instruction. Gunlayers & Sightsetters at .303 aiming rifle at towed target

5.00pm: Carpenters party returned from SS BAMPTON

6.40pm: Boarded Brazilian steamer PARA bound South

7.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 16


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14 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.55pm: SS IMPOCO came alongside

8.00am: Sent carpenters party to BAMPTON

11.30am: Discharging oil fuel into SS IMPOCO

1.30pm: Leading Seamen away boat sailing

3.30pm: SS IMPOCO left & anchored

5.00pm: Carpenters party returned from SS BAMPTON

7.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 18


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15 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

8.00am: Sent carpenters party to SS BAMPTON

10.00am: Gunlayer & Sightsetters of 7.5-inch & 6-inch guns at .303 aiming rifle at towed target

12.30pm: Hands employed mustering bags & as requisite

2.15pm: Sent 7 bags of mails to SS ILWEN

5.55pm: SS ILWEN left to meet SS ARAGUAYA bound North

7.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 16


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16 April 1915

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

6.09am: SS ILWEN arrived & anchored

10.00am: Exercised Control firing from 6-inch & 4.5-inch guns with .303 at towed target. Training Classes at instruction. Stokers mustering bags

7.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 12


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17 April 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Bermuda, or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.95, Long -38.7

7.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.06am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite

9.40am: Stopped

9.45am: Let go Starboard Bower

10.20am: Collier RICHMOND came alongside

10.55am: Commenced coaling. Discharged 63 bags of mails to RICHMOND for GLASGOW & 1 bag for ORAMA

Hands employed coaling ship

5.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 403. Hands employed preparing for sea

6.00pm: Collier RICHMOND left

6.38pm: Weighed

6.44pm: Proceeded S45W

7.00pm: Wreck S53E 8700 yards

8.00pm: Abrolhos Light N23.5E. Darkened ship

9.00pm: Abrolhos Light N8.5W 17 miles

10.00pm: Abrolhos Light N38W

Midnight: Abrolhos Light N53.5W

Sick list 14


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18 April 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Bermuda

Lat -16.18, Long -37.46

1.00am: Abrolhos Light S82W

7.45pm: Darkened ship. Navigation lights on

Sick list 18


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19 April 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Bermuda

Lat -12.36, Long -36.02

11.15am: HMS CELTIC & 2 colliers passed bound South

Hands employed striking down coal from upper deck & as requisite

3.40pm: Altered course N10E to close GLASGOW & MACEDONIA

4.03pm: Stopped. Sent sea boats to GLASGOW & MACEDONIA for letters & cases

4.30pm: GLASGOW & MACEDONIA proceeded South

4.34pm: Proceeded 64 revs Course N35E

7.35pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 18


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20 April 1915

From Abrolhos Rocks to Pernambuco, or at Pernambuco

Lat -8.41, Long -34.81

8.00am: Sighted land N40W

9.34am: Tamandare Lighthouse N34W

10.15am: Sighted Agostinho Lighthouse N2W

12.20pm: Agostinho Light abeam

2.15pm: Stopped

2.17pm: Let go Port Bower, off Pernambuco

6.15pm: Weighed

6.20pm: Proceeded 64 revs S31E

6.44pm: Olinda Light abeam 3.5 miles

8.00pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Sounded 23 fathoms

Sick list 16


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21 April 1915

From Pernambuco to St Lucia

Lat -4.98, Long -34.95

Hands employed oiling Wire Hawsers & as requisite

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 17


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22 April 1915

From Pernambuco to St Lucia

Lat -2.26, Long -39.19

Hands employed hoisting our Picket boat’s boiler & as requisite

7.20pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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23 April 1915

From Pernambuco to St Lucia

Lat 0.31, Long -43.13

7.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 14


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24 April 1915

From Pernambuco to St Lucia

Lat 3.0, Long -46.8

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.05pm: Sighted steamer bearing NNE hoisted British colours.

Sick list 13


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25 April 1915

From Pernambuco to St Lucia

Lat 5.92, Long -50.27

9.20am: Performed Divine Service

1.30pm: Passed American oil steamer EDWARD L DOHENY, Tampico for Brazil

7.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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26 April 1915

From Pernambuco to St Lucia

Lat 8.92, Long -53.87

5.00pm: Hands scrub hammocks & wash clothes

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 17



THE VOYAGES OF HMS CARNARVON
Operations in the North Atlantic

JP map Carnarvon North Atlantic

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27 April 1915

From Pernambuco to Barbados

Lat 11.28, Long -57.18

5.00am: Heavy rain squall

Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

7.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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28 April 1915

From Pernambuco to Barbados, or at Carlisle Bay

Lat 13.08, Long -59.62

4.14am: Sighted South Point Light N16W

7.09am: Stopped

7.11am: Let go Starboard Bower

7.40am: Collier MIDLAND secured alongside

8.00am: Put clocks back 1 hour to 4 hours slow on Greenwich Mean Time

8.45am: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

1.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 502 tons

1.55pm: SS MIDLAND left & anchored

7.55pm: Weighed

8.00pm: Proceeded, course as requisite

8.36pm: Needham Point Light S43.5E. Darkened ship

Sick list 17


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29 April 1915

From Barbados to Bermuda

Lat 15.7, Long -60.17

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 21


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30 April 1915

From Barbados to Bermuda

Lat 19.54, Long -61.18

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 22



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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Page signed: T A Williams, Commander(N), Navigating Officer; Approved: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

On Active Service


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1 May 1915

From Barbados to Bermuda

Lat 23.11, Long -62.23

Watch to Night defence

5.10am: Negative night defence

Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

1.00pm: Altered course N7W

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Quarters. Prepared for Night defence. Read Warrant No 196

7.35pm: Darkened ship. 2nd Watch to Night defence

10.00pm: 3rd Watch to Night defence

Sick list 21


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2 May 1915

From Barbados to Bermuda

Lat 26.8, Long -63.25

9.30am: Performed Divine Service

11.40am: Sighted British Steamer ahead steering WNW

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 21


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3 May 1915

From Barbados to Bermuda

Lat 29.87, Long -63.88

11.00am: Hands employed replacing Picket Boat’s boiler & as requisite

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 16


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4 May 1915

From Barbados to Bermuda, or at Grassy Bay

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.40am: Sighted Mount Hill Lighthouse N45W

7.34am: Increased 60 revs. Course as requisite through the Narrows & for Grassy Bay

8.00am: Inner Fairway buoy abeam

9.02am: Stopped

9.04am: Let go Port Bower

Found here HMS BERWICK

Hands employed drawing Warrant Officers stores & preparing for coaling

Sick list 13


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5 May 1915

At Grassy Bay

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.55am: Collier SS AMPLEFORTH came alongside

6.30am: Commenced coaling

7.45am: HMS SUFFOLK arrived

Hands employed coaling ship

10.00am: SUFFOLK proceeded into floating dock

12.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 620 tons

5.30pm: Received 1 Case Stores for HMS GLORY

Sick list 10


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6 May 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax, or at Grassy Bay

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.10pm: Lieut Heenan joined from SUFFOLK for passage to Halifax

1.55pm: Weighed

2.09pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite, 60 revs

3.03pm: Stopped

3.05pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite through the Narrows

3.27pm: Outer Fairway buoy abeam

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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7 May 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax

Lat 35.92, Long -64.26

6.20am: Passed large clump of tree trunks

10.00am: Communicated by signals with SS SYLVERTON [SILVERTON] of Leith bound West

5.25pm: Sighted steamer bearing WNW steering ESE

7.35pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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8 May 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax

Lat 40.5, Long -64.08

1.00am: Signalled British cable ship MACKAY BENNETT

11.30am: Sighted & signalled Greek steamer ATHINIA [ATHINAI] for New York

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.55pm: Eased 50 revs. Thick fog

7.35pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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9 May 1915

From Bermuda to Halifax, or at Halifax

Lat 44.0, Long -63.77

2.00am: Commenced sounding every half hour

2.35am: Stopped. Stopped sounding

5.00am: Proceeded N23E

8.40am: Fog clearing

9.50am: Passed red conical buoy adrift

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

1.09pm: Sighted Betty Island Lighthouse N18E

1.50pm: Halifax Light Vessel S79E

4.05pm: Stopped

4.07pm: Let go Starboard Bower

5.00pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS GLORY

7.30pm: Lieut Allen joined the ship

Sick list 15


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10 May 1915

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 13


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11 May 1915

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

11.10am: Discharged Lieut Commander Leatham & Lieut Heenan to SS EGORI for passage to England

Sick list 11


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12 May 1915

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 14


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13 May 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Quebec

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.10pm: Weighed & proceeded

3.15pm: Portuguese Shoal Buoy abeam

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 197

6.30pm: Stopped. Signalled SS TABASCO for Ice report

6.35pm: Proceeded N88E. Egg Island buoy abeam 1.5 miles

7.00pm: Darkened ship

9.30pm: Beaver Island Light abeam 6 miles

Sick list 15


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14 May 1915

From Halifax to Quebec

Lat 45.73, Long -61.6

1.48am: Country Island Light abeam 7 miles

2.52am: Berry Head Light abeam 7 miles

5.00am: Cranberry Island abeam 6.5 miles

8.20am: Passed drift Ice

9.00am: Eddy Point Light abeam. Courses as requisite through Gut of Canso

10.40am: North Canso Light N76E 7 cables

11.30am: Course & speed as requisite through Drift Ice

6.30pm: Sighted Entry Island N26E

7.05pm: Stopped. Ice all round 39 fathoms

8.15pm: Darkened ship

9.00pm: Entry Island Light N34E, East Point Light S40W

Sick list 11


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15 May 1915

From Halifax to Quebec

Lat 47.85, Long -62.92

4.07am: Proceeded 57 revs Course as requisite

4.31am: Increased 71 revs Course as requisite avoiding drift Ice

6.45am: Engines as requisite for forcing ship through Ice

7.25am: Cleared the Ice

2.20pm: Sighted land N40W

7.50pm: Fame Point Light N62W

11.14pm: Sighted Cape Magdalen [Cap de la Madeleine] Light N86W

Sick list 11


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16 May 1915

From Halifax to Quebec

Lat 48.91, Long -67.85

0.35am: Cape Magdalen Light abeam 11.5 miles

4.17am: Martin River Light abeam 8 miles

6.32am: Cap Chat Lighthouse abeam 11 miles

9.40am: Cape Balance [Pointe a la Baleine] abeam 12 miles

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

1.40pm: Signalled SS MEGANTIC with Troops bound East

1.42pm: Metis Point Lighthouse abeam 7.5 miles

4.30pm: Father Point abeam 8 miles

6.52pm: Bicquette Island Lighthouse abeam 3.75 miles

11.25pm: Green Island Light abeam 1.5 miles

Midnight: Red Island Light abeam 1.5 miles

Sick list 12


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17 May 1915

From Halifax to Quebec, or at Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

1.45am: Cape Dogs Light abeam 2.25 miles

3.00am: Cape Salmon Light abeam 1.3 miles

5.30am: Lower Traverse Light Vessel abeam 2.25 cables

5.40am: Upper Traverse Light Vessel abeam 2.25 cables

7.20am: Crane Island Light N70W 4.5 cables [This lighthouse is shown as Crane Island in one copy of the log and Goose Island in the other. Crane Island (Ile aux Grues) is at Lat 47.06, Long -70.54, while Goose Island is at Lat 47.15, Long -70.45, so either location seems feasible.]

5.54am: St Jean Light abeam 5.5 cables

9.30am: St Laurent Light abeam 3 cables

10.37am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower. Let go Port Bower

4.10pm: HMCS CANADA arrived

Sick list 11


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18 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

Sick list 14


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19 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

11.00am: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker to Hospital

Sick list 15


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20 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

Hands employed getting up ammunition

11.55am: Ammunition lighters came alongside

Sick list 18


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21 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

6.45am: Working party left the ship with ammunition lighters

Hands employed disembarking ammunition at Levis and as requisite

6.00pm: Working party returned

Sick list 18


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22 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

6.45am: Working party left the ship for disembarking ammunition at Levis

3.45pm: Working party returned

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 198

10.50pm: Chief Stoker W F White [Service No 176695] died in Military Hospital Quebec

Sick list 20


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23 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

8.25am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

Sick list 20


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24 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

Sick list 14


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25 May 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

8.15am: Landed Firing & Funeral party

12.30pm: Firing & Funeral party returned

2.15pm: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor

Sick list 12


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26 May 1915

From Quebec to Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

2.15am: Weighed. Engines as required for Turning

2.30am: Proceeded 64 revs. Courses as required up St Lawrence River, Pilot in Charge

4.21am: Passed Richelieu[?] Rapids

9.30am: Sorel Light abeam

11.03am: Vercheres Light abeam

Noon: Buoy No 137 M abeam

12.45pm: Secured to 42 Section Montreal Wharf

Sick list 13


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27 May 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Sick list 11


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28 May 1915

From No 42 Section to Vickers Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.30am: HRH The Duke of Connaught came on board & inspected the ship

10.15am: HRH left the ship

11.10am: Slipped from wharf with 4 Tugs. Pilot in charge, Engines as requisite

12.35pm: Entered Canadian Vickers Floating Dock

1.40pm: Commenced pumping out

2.40pm: Ship landed

3.05pm: Commenced shoring up

Pumping out dock

9.30pm: Finished pumping out & commenced Hauling Dock over

Sick list 15


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29 May 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

0.20am: Secured dock alongside dockyard wall

3.50am: Submarine H4 sailed

Contractors removing plates from damaged part of bottom

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.40pm: Submarine H2 sailed

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 199

Sick list 14


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30 May 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors removing plating and wood backing from damaged part

8.35am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

5.40pm: Submarine H5 sailed for trial

7.20pm: Submarine H5 returned

Sick list 14


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31 May 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

4.50am: Submarine H5 sailed

Contractors removing damaged plating

Hands employed unrigging main purchase & topping lift

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205

Sick list 10



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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Page signed: T A Williams, Commander(N), Navigating Officer; Approved: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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1 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

4.00am: Fires alight in Steam Pinnace

9.05am: Divisions, Prayers

Hands employed rattling down rigging & as requisite

4.00pm: Quarters. Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am. Read Warrants Nos 206, 207 & 208

Midnight: Fires alight in Steam Pinnace

Sick list 10


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2 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.55am: Landed Marines for route march

Sick list 10


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3 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.50am: Landed Small Arms Companies for route march

1.20pm: Submarine H6 sailed

Sick list 10


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4 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors removing damaged plating & fitting sighting hoods to 7.5-inch guns

1.00pm: Hands mustered by the Open List to receive Princess Mary's Xmas gift

Sick list 10


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5 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing plating & framing Starboard side 38-118 & fitting Sighting Hoods 7.5-inch Turrets

8.15am: Submarine H6 sailed

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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6 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.15am: Landed Presbyterians

12.30pm: Roman Catholics & Presbyterians returned

Sick list 9


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7 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors replacing plating on Inner Bottom & Hoods to 7.5-inch Turrets

11.00am: Submarine H7 sailed

11.55pm: Burnt after search light

Sick list 10


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8 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractor repairing damaged portion of bottom Starboard side fitting Hoods to Turrets & Vector Plotter to after Transmitting Station

8.50am: Marines landed for drill

11.50am: Marines returned

4.10pm: Submarine H8 sailed for trial

5.40pm: Submarine H8 returned

Sick list 11


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9 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors fitting hoods to Turrets & repairing damaged portion of bottom Starboard side

9.05am: Divisions, Prayers. Read Warrants Nos 209, 210, 211. Discharged 3 ratings to Montreal civil prison

2.55pm: Submarine H8 sailed

7.30pm: Mr Johnston Midshipman rejoined from Bermuda Hospital

Sick list 8


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10 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing after Capstan & inner bottom Starboard side & fitting hoods to Turrets

8.50am: Landed Small Arms Companies for drill

3.45pm: Submarine H8 sailed

Sick list 7


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11 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing Shoot on ship’s side, Corticene on Shelter deck, after Capstan, Plating to ship’s bottom & Hood to 7.5-inch Turrets

6.15pm: Discharged Mr King & Mr Brooke, Mates (E) & 12 Midshipmen to SS MEGANTIC for passage to England

Sick list 5


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12 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing plating & framing starboard side, Shoot on ship’s side & Hoods to 7.5-inch Turrets

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.05pm: Submarine H9 sailed

Sick list 5


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13 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.40am: Submarine H10 sailed

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.15am: Landed Presbyterians

3.20pm: Recovered body of a civilian & landed it at Jetty

Sick list 6


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14 June 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing damaged plating starboard side, port naval pipes, Hoods to turrets and Vector Plotter to the after transmitting station

9.10pm: Mr Cox Artificer Engineer joined the ship

Sick list 8


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15 June 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing damaged plating starboard side, fitting hoods to turrets and shoots on ship’s side

Sick list 12


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16 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.45am: Landed Marines for drill

Sick list 13


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17 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.50am: Landed Small Arms companies for drill

11.40am: Landing party returned

4.37pm: SS POLWELL secured to the basin

Sick list 13


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18 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing framing to bottom Starboard side; cable holders and corticene

Sick list 14


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19 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing outer plating of bottom, removing corticene & eye plates for ladders

Sick list 16


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20 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.30am: Landed Presbyterians

Sick list 18


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21 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing plating on bottom, cableholders & corticene

10.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 212

Sick list 16


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22 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors putting plating on outer bottom, cableholders & corticene

Sick list 17


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23 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors Plating on outer bottom. Corticene on shelter decks. Shoot on ship side & cable holders

9.00am: Landed Marines for drill

Sick list 17


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24 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors. Plating on outer bottom Naval pipe for Port bower, shoots on ship’s side & corticene on shelter deck

8.45am: Read Warrant No 213 & discharged 1 rating to Prison

8.55am:Landed Small Arms Companies

10.40am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

Sick list 17


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25 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors - Plating on outer bottom. Shoots on ship’s side & making stowage to Telescopes, leather gear & flexible voice pipes

Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom & getting in Rum

Sick list 15


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26 June 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors - Plating on outer bottom. Shoots on ship side. Port naval pipe. Stowage for telescopes & leather gear

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 14


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27 June 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.15am: Landed Presbyterians

Sick list 16


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28 June 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors – Plating on outer bottom, Shoots on ship side, stowage for telescopes & leather gear

10.55am: SS POLWELL left the basin

Hands employed getting in 62 cases of stores from SS GRAMPIAN

3.00pm: Contractors commenced water test on Double bottoms

Sick list 12


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29 June 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors – Plating on outer bottom. Shoots on ship’s side & stowage for telescopes & flexible voice pipes

5.30pm: Commenced water test for 100 Kg 108 Starboard side

Sick list 13


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30 June 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors – Plating on outer bottom, Shoots on ship’s side, corticene on shelter deck

9.00am: Landed Marines for drill

11.00am: Mr Woodriffe, Torpedo Gunner, 1 Able Seaman and 1 Engine Room Artificer to hospital

1.30pm: Tested Double Bottom 100 - 108, V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal Starboard, satisfactory

10.00pm: Tested Double Bottom 92 - 100, V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal Starboard, satisfactory Sick list 14



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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Page signed: T A Williams, Commander(N), Navigating Officer; Approved: Harry Skipwith, Captain


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1 July 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

4.00am: Fires alight in Steam Pinnace

Canadian Vickers making good defects

9.05am: Divisions, Prayers

B turret & R group at divisional drill. Hands employed scraping ship’s side

12.40pm: Paid monthly money to Ship’s company

Hands make & mend clothes. Gave leave to Starboard watch till 7am & Boys till 7pm

4.00pm: Quarters

7.30pm: 1 Rating joined from Hospital.

Midnight: Fires alight in Steam Pinnace

Sick list 9


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2 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors repairing plating on inner bottom, Main discharge tube, shoots on ship’s side & stowage for leather gear

10.30am: Tested Double Bottom 74 – 82 V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal. Satisfactory

11.00pm: Tested Double Bottoms 82 – 92 V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal. Satisfactory

Sick list 11


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3 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors – Plating to inner bottom. Stowage for telescopes & leather gear & making good defects

10.40am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

11.30am: Tested Double Bottoms 66 – 74 V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal (Satisfactory)

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 12


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4 July 1915

Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.15am: 2 Ratings rejoined from Hospital

10.20am: Landed Presbyterians

Sick list 10


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5 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors – plating on outer bottom. Stowage for telescopes & leather gear & making good defects

10.30am: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital

11.30am: Tested Double Bottoms 56 – 66 V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal (Satisfactory)

12.30pm: Hands employed reeving Main derrick Topping lift & Purchase and all boats falls

Sick list 10


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6 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors – Stowage for Telescopes & leather gear. Coating ship’s bottom & making good defects

10.30am: Tested Double Bottoms 2nd Longitudinal to 4th Longitudinal 66 – 74, 83 – 92, 100 – 105 & V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal 48 – 58 (Satisfactory)

12.30pm: Tested boats wire slings (Satisfactory)

4.00pm: Read Warrant 214 & 215

Sick list 10


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7 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors coating ship’s bottom & making good defects

9.00am: Landed Marines for drill

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

1.30pm: Tested Double Bottoms 38 – 48 V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal 58 – 66, 74 – 83, 92 – 100 & 108 - 118 2nd to 4th Longitudinal (Satisfactory)

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 217, 218, 219, 220 & 221

9.00pm: Contractors caulking main discharge pipe to Starboard Engine room

Sick list 11


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8 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors making good defects

10.30am: Tested Double Bottoms 38 – 48, 48 – 58, 2nd to 4th Longitudinal (Satisfactory)

4.00pm: Read Warrant 216

Contractors testing Starboard oil fuel tanks

Sick list 12


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9 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Contractors (Canadian Vickers) coating ship’s bottom & making good defects

Contractors testing Starboard oil fuel tank & caulking main discharge pipe to Starboard Engine Room.

Sick list 12


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10 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

5.55am: SS PULANDEA [?POLANDIA] secured in the Basin

Contractors making good defects

11.00am: Tested Double Bottoms 108 – 118. V Keel to 2nd Longitudinal Port & Starboard & Shackles 6 in No for boats disengaging gear. Tests satisfactory

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 12


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11 July 1915

In Floating Dock [Montreal]

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.20am: Landed Roman Catholics

9.45am: Performed Divine Service

10.15am: Landed Presbyterians

11.30am: Tested compartment enclosing Main discharge Starboard (Satisfactory)

Sick list 12


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12 July 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

5.30am: Contractors removing bottom shores & preparing for undocking

9.00am: Hauled dock (Duke of Connaught) out into centre of Basin

9.20am: Commenced sinking the dock

11.30am: Ship floated

11.40am: Proceeded out of dock. 3 Tugs

12.20pm: Secured to North side of Basin

1.30pm: Tested Picket boat & Steam Pinnace slings (Satisfactory). Secured ship for basin trial. Hands employed preparing for coaling

3.25pm: Commenced steam trial

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 222

4.06pm: Finished steam test. Satisfactory, re-secured ship

Sick list 13


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13 July 1915

At Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands preparing for coaling

8.45am: Coal lighter came alongside

9.30am: 1 Rating rejoined from prison

9.45am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

Hands employed coaling ship

10.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 514 tons

10.50pm: Coal lighter left

Sick list 12


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14 July 1915

From Montreal to Quebec, or at Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

3.40am: Slipped & proceeded in tow of tugs for turning

4.02am: Slipped tugs & proceeded Course as requisite down the river. Pilot in charge

8.00am: Pointe du Lac low land abeam

10.00am: Off Cap la Roche [Cap a la Roche]

12.24pm: Eased 74 revs off Quebec Bridge

12.56pm: Stopped let go Starboard Bower

Sick list 13


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15 July 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

7.00am: Landed party for loading ammunition lighters

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 223

4.35pm: 1st Ammunition lighter came alongside

Hands employed getting in ammunition

7.00pm: 2nd Ammunition lighter came alongside

8.10pm: Hands getting in ammunition

9.40pm: Stopped taking in ammunition

Sick list 14


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16 July 1915

At Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

6.15am: Hands employed taking in ammunition & cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands employed stowing ammunition and preparing for coaling

2.10pm: Coal lighters came alongside

2.50pm: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 224

6.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 145 tons

Sick list 17


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17 July 1915

From Quebec to Halifax

Lat 48.09, Long -69.45

3.26am: Weighed. Engines as requisite

3.42am: Proceeded. Course as requisite

4.00am: West Point abeam 3.5 cables

4.48am: St Jean Pier abeam 5.5 cables

6.13am: Crane Island Light abeam 650 yards

7.23am: Algernon Rock abeam 3.5 cables

8.19am: Lower Traverse Light abeam 450 yards

9.32am: Morin Shoal abeam

10.20am: Cape Salmon Light abeam

10.55am: Cape Dogs abeam 1.5 miles

11.30am: Thick fog

12.18pm: Fog clearing

1.33pm: Sighted Bicquette Lighthouse

2.04pm: Bicquette Lighthouse S36E 3 miles

3.38pm: Father Point Lighthouse abeam 6 miles

6.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for swinging ship

7.28pm: Matane[?] Light abeam 5 miles

11.45pm: Martin River Light abeam 5.5 miles

Sick list 17


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18 July 1915

From Quebec to Halifax

Lat 48.0, Long -63.2

2.15am: Cape Magdalen Light abeam 8.5 miles

3.07am: Sighted Fame Point Light S27E

5.08am: Fame Point Lighthouse abeam 6.5 miles

6.45am: Cap des Rosiers Light abeam 5.5 miles

7.12am: Gaspe Lighthouse abeam 9 miles

9.50am: Performed Divine Service

6.05pm: Deadman’s Island N63.5E

9.15pm: Sighted East Point Light S53.5W

11.10pm: East Point Light abeam 11 miles

Sick list 17


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19 July 1915

From Quebec to Halifax, or at Halifax

Lat 44.73, Long -62.37

0.15am: Sighted Cape George Light S35W

0.56am: Fog

1.20am: Fog clearing

2.32am: Cape George Light abeam 7 miles

4.00am: Course as required through Gut of Canso

4.11am: North Canso buoy abeam

5.20am: Bear Island Light abeam 4 cables

5.57am: Cerberus Rock buoy abeam 9 cables

8.14am: Whitehead buoy abeam 9 cables

Hands employed overhauling coaling gear and preparing for provisioning

11.50am: Beaver Island abeam 4 miles

12.50pm: Sighted HMS LEVIATHAN on port bow

3.12pm: Sighted 2 British Submarines ahead

3.14pm: Course as required through swept channel

4.15pm: Stopped

4.17pm: Let go Port Bower

Found here HM ships LEVIATHAN, CARONIA and NIOBE

5.00pm: Provision & store lighters came alongside

Hands employed getting in stores & provisions

9.00pm: 5 Ratings joined for passage

Midnight: Provision & store lighters left

Sick list 18


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20 July 1915

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Hands preparing for coaling

8.10am: Collier SS KING DAVID came alongside

9.25am: Commenced coaling

9.40am: 50 Ratings & 9 Invalids joined from LEVIATHAN

11.00am: 1 Rating joined from Barracks

11.15am: Oil Steamer SILVIA came alongside

Hands employed coaling ship

7.30pm: Stopped coaling

Sick list 19


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21 July 1915

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.15am: Commenced coaling

7.30am: Finished coaling Received 1380 tons

7.45am: HMS CARONIA sailed

7.50am: Collier left

9.45am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

11.00am: HMS CUMBERLAND arrived and anchored

1.40pm: Sent working party to SS MIDLAND

Hands employed discharging empty cases and as requisite

4.56pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman and 9 Able Seamen to SS MIDLAND & 1 Leading Seaman & 9 Able Seamen to SS PROPHET for passage

5.25pm: Received 1 prisoner & 1 Able Seaman from LEVIATHAN for passage

Sick list 16


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22 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 44.2, Long -62.78

Hands employed preparing for sea

6.10am: Weighed. Engines as required

6.23am: Proceeded, Course as requisite with SS MIDLAND & PROPHET & Submarines H5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

7.21am: Chebucto Lighthouse West 3.5 cables

8.00am: Light buoy at entrance to War Channel abeam

8.35am: SS PROPHET & Submarines H7 & 8 took station on Starboard beam. SS MIDLAND and Submarines H9 & 10 1 mile on Port beam & Submarines H5 & 6 astern

8.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 15


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23 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 43.21, Long -58.13

8.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 14


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24 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 42.88, Long -53.57

6.00am: Lost sight of Submarine H6

7.15am: Sighted H6

9.27am: Fog lifting

8.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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25 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 43.0, Long -49.5

0.30am: Lost sight of H6

5.30am: Sighted H6

8.00-10.30am: Sounding approximately every half hour

10.00am: Performed Divine Service

8.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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26 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 44.1, Long -46.13

9.08am: Stopped. Took Submarine H5 in tow

9.49am: Proceeded slow

9.53am: SS PROPHET with H8 & SS MIDLAND with H9 in tow proceeded

8.00pm: Darkened ship

10.05am: Fog cleared

Sick list 15


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27 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 45.43, Long -41.98

5.02pm: Stopped. Hauled up H5

5.10pm: H5 slipped

5.18pm: H6 shackled on the Tow

5.40pm: Proceeded slow S80.5E

5.48pm: SS PROPHET took H7 in tow

6.02pm: SS MIDLAND took H10 in tow

7.00pm: SS MIDLAND reported passing two pieces of drift ice

8.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 14


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28 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 46.45, Long -38.03

8.05pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 17


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29 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 47.38, Long -33.87

9.04am: Turned together to S’W

9.09am: Stopped

9.25am: Slipped Submarine H6

9.44am: PROPHET slipped H7

10.00am: MIDLAND slipped H10

6.10pm: Fog lifted

8.13pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 17


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30 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 48.18, Long -28.6

6.24am: PROPHET astern of station

8.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 18


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31 July 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 48.62, Long -23.54

10.30am: Ship rolling heavily

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.10pm: Darkened ship

10.00pm: Ship rolling heavily

Sick list 15



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data] Page signed: A Read, Engineer Commander


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 August 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 48.85, Long -19.0

1.00am: 1st Watch at Night Defence

2.00am: Ship rolling heavily

3.00am: Heavy sea broke port lower boom

3.30am: Negative Night Defence

7.44am: Clocks on 14 minutes

9.30am: Prayers

1.00pm: Altered course S72E

5.00pm: Quarters, Prepared for Night Defence

8.00pm: Darkened ship. 1st Watch to Night Defence

Sick list 15


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2 August 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 49.0, Long -14.0

Sick list 14


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3 August 1915

From Halifax to Plymouth

Lat 49.23, Long -8.05

5.00am & 5.20am: Sounded

5.20am: Arrived at Rendezvous Lat 49.0, Long -10 0

8.00am: Sighted 3 destroyers ahead

8.20am: Destroyers LEGION, LINNET, LEONIDAS, LANDRAIL, LAWFORD joined

8.30am: LEONIDAS, LANDRAIL & LAWFORD took on escort for submarines & colliers

8.33am: Parted company with Convoy. LEGION & LINNET took station on either bow

8.00pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Sighted Eddystone Light N32E

9.04pm: Eddystone Light abeam 5 miles

10.15pm: Captain Faith[?] came on board

10.31pm: Course & speed as requisite up harbour

10.53pm: Stopped. Secured to No 5 Buoy

Sick list 10


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4 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite

10.40am: Discharged 22 ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

11.50am: Discharged 39 ratings to Royal Naval Barracks

3.00pm: Paid money to Starboard Watch

Sick list 3


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5 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

5.45am: HMS FURY arrived

6.00am: HMS LINNET & LEONIDAS sailed

Starboard Watch drawing stores

9.30am: Paid monthly money to Port Watch

10.00am: Gave leave to Port Watch till 10.00am Thursday 10 August

10.20am: 1 Engine Room Artificer joined ship from depot

1.00pm: Watch employed returning towing hawsers & as requisite

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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6 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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7 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

8.00am: Landed Dockyard Party drawing stores

1.22pm: LORD CLIVE sailed

2.50pm: PRINCE RUPERT sailed


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8 August 1915

From No 5 Buoy to No 4 Basin, at Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.45am: Tugs came alongside

9.50am: Slipped & proceeded in tow. Pilot in charge

11.00am: Secured in No 4 Basin

Sick list 5


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9 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.35am: HMS AJAX sailed

9.00am: Watch employed getting in ammunition

1.00pm: Watch employed getting in ammunition

1.25pm: 3 ratings joined from depot


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10 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

10.00am: Port Watch returned off leave

10.30am: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 10.30am Sunday 15th

12.30pm: Coal lighter C69 came alongside

2.00pm: Watch employed striking torpedoes & preparing for coaling

2.20pm: C90 came alongside

Sick list 4


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11 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

3.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to Royal Naval Hospital

7.40pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 3


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12 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.00am: Resumed coaling

Coaling ship

2.30pm: Discharged 2 Courtmartial prisoners to depot

3.30pm: Complete with Coal. Received: 1200 tons

Sick list 0


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13 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

Hands employed taking in ammunition & as requisite

1.00pm: 1 Rating joined ship from depot

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

4.00pm: Lieut H V Lavington joined ship

6.30pm: 1 Chief Cook joined the ship

11.00pm: Commander T A Williams left the ship

Sick list 4


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14 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.00am: 166 ratings joined ship from depot. 11 ratings joined ship from DEFIANCE. 6 Marines joined ship from Royal Marine Barracks. Discharged 5 Marines to Royal Marine Barracks

Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite

2.30pm: 20 Boys joined ship from depot

Sick list 3


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15 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Held Divine Service on board

10.30am: Starboard Watch returned from leave

2.15pm: Discharged 162 ratings to Depot

4.05pm: Captain Hibbert joined the ship

5.00pm: Discharged 9 ratings to HMS DEFIANCE, & 6 ratings to Depot

7.00pm: Captain Skipwith left the ship

Sick list 2


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16 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

1.10pm: Secured ship for Basin trial

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker, 1 Petty Officer 1st Class & 4 Seamen ratings to Royal Naval Depot. 1 Carpenter rating joined ship from Depot

3.00pm: Commenced Basin Trial

3.40pm: Finished Basin trial

4.00pm: Read Warrants 226, 227

Sick list 4


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17 August 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

7.15am: Commenced shifting ship from No 4 Basin to No 5 Buoy

8.35am: Secured to No 5 Buoy

3.15pm: Tugs secured alongside

3.30pm: Cast off from No 5 Buoy, tugs took ship to North Lock

5.30pm: Secured alongside in Prince of Wales Basin

Sick list 4


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18 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

4.00pm: Read Warrants 228 & 229

8.45pm: Moved ship to entrance of Prince of Wales Basin

9.30pm: Ship at Basin entrance. King’s Harbour Master came on board

10.00pm: Proceeded from harbour, King’s Harbour Master in charge, speed as requisite

10.30pm: Stopped in Sound, King’s Harbour Master left the ship

10.40pm: Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite

10.55pm: Passed Breakwater light. Torpedo Boat Destroyers LANDRAIL & FURY escorting

11.32pm: Eddystone Light abeam 3.5 miles

Sick list 4


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19 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 48.45, Long -9.77

0.47am: Sighted Lizard Light bearing N73W

2.00am: Lizard Light abeam 10 miles

10.30am: Escort parted company & returned to Plymouth

Sick list 6


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20 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 47.17, Long -17.85

Sick list 4


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21 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 45.67, Long -24.83

Sick list 5


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22 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.13, Long -31.48

10.15am: Held Divine Service on board

Sick list 6


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23 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 42.58, Long -37.73

Sick list 7


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24 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.23, Long -43.83

Sick list 7


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25 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 40.57, Long -50.43

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 230

Sick list 6


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26 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.52, Long -56.75

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 231

Sick list 7


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27 August 1915

From Plymouth To Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.07, Long -63.77

11.50am: Sighted land (Nova Scotia) North

12.30pm: Course as requisite for approaching Halifax harbour

1.17pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

1.50pm: Course as requisite for proceeding up harbour

2.40pm: Stopped

2.45pm: Came to with starboard anchor in Bedford Basin, 2.5 cables starboard[?] from HMS LEVIATHAN (Flag)

3.05pm: Tug SS GOPHER came alongside with working party from LEVIATHAN to embark specie

Hands employed preparing for coaling

6.00pm: SS BULLMOUTH, oil ship, came alongside. Commenced taking in oil fuel. 50 Tons

7.00pm: SS GOPHER left ship with specie

7.30pm: Finished oiling. SS BULLMOUTH left the ship

8.00pm: Collier SS TREMORVAH secured alongside

Sick list 7


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28 August 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.45am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

2.20pm: Stopped coaling. Collier TREMORVAH cast off

3.15pm: Collier SPILSBY secured alongside. Recommenced coaling

Coaling ship

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 7


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29 August 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.10am: Resumed coaling

Coaling ship

8.00am: Completed with coal. Received 1559 tons. Collier SPILSBY cast off

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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30 August 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.30am: HMS CARONIA arrived & anchored

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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31 August 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.20am: HMS BERWICK arrived & anchored

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Divers carrying out monthly practice

1.30pm: Torpedo party running torpedoes from Picket Boat

3.30pm: Paid monthly money

6.50pm: HMS LEVIATHAN proceeded out of harbour

Sick list 8


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2 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 9


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3 September 1915

From Halifax to New York Patrol, & at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.20am: HMS LEVIATHAN arrived & anchored

9.50am: Weighed & proceeded to carry out torpedo practice at target towed by picket boat. Courses & speeds as requisite

11.50am: Finished torpedo running

11.59am: Came to with starboard anchor

6.45pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving Halifax

7.33pm: Maugher Lighthouse abeam 4 miles

9.25pm: Sambro Lightship abeam 4.2 miles

Sick list 9


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4 September 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 41.95, Long -64.91

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 8


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5 September 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 40.34, Long -69.63

2.00am: Sounded in 57 fathoms

10.30am: Held Divine Service

6.00pm: Sounded in 49 fathoms

Sick list 10


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6 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.6, Long -72.67

1.00am: Relieved HMS SYDNEY on New York Patrol

3.00am: Sighted Fire Inlet Light & Fire Island Light

7.15am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N50W

4.00pm: Courses as requisite for swinging ship for Deviation of Compasses

6.00pm: Finished swinging ship

Sick list 12


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7 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.51, Long -72.75

3.45am: Sounded in 21 fathoms

5.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel N11W 1.5 miles

11.00am: Sounded in 24 fathoms

2.15pm: Stopped, dropped target. Carried out .303 aiming tube practice at drifting target

3.30pm: Ceased firing. Picked up target

4.00pm: Proceeded S19W

Sick list 13


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8 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.33, Long -73.13

12.20pm: Fire Island Light Vessel fog horn, 2 points on starboard bow

Sounding as requisite

5.15pm: Fire Island Light Ship fog horn 2 points on starboard bow

6.00pm: Fire Island Light Ship fog horn abeam

Sick list 13


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9 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.32, Long -72.75

Sounding every hour

2.42am: Sighted Shinnecock Light N4E

7.00am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel S67W

9.15am: Stopped, dropped target. Carried out .303 inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

10.40am: Stopped. Picked up target

10.50am: Shaped course S79E

3.40pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Ship N66W

8.15pm: Dropped target. Carried out .303 inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

9.30pm: Ceased firing. Picked up target

Sick list 14


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10 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.55, Long -73.0

9.15am: Dropped target. Carried out .303 inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

10.20am: Ceased firing. Hoisted in target

2.40pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing West

4.15pm: Sighted Torpedo Boat Destroyer bearing SE (USA LAWRENCE type)

5.15pm: Sighted HMS BERWICK bearing South

5.50pm: Communicated with BERWICK

Sick list 14


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11 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.62, Long -73.23

Sounding as requisite

Noon: Sighted HMS CARONIA

Sick list 15


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12 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.37, Long -73.05

Sounding as requisite

10.00am: Held Divine Service

11.12am: Sighted Fire Island Light Ship N24W

2.00pm: Communicated with SS URBINO [SS URBINO was sunk by German submarine U-41 on 24 September 1915 per Wreck Site]

Sick list 15


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13 September 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.41, Long -73.08

Sounding as requisite

7.50am: Sighted Ambrose Light Ship N27W

10.00am: Sighted Fire Island Light Ship S62E. Courses as requisite for testing sights on light ship

11.00am: Fire Island Light Ship abeam 6 cables

2.10pm: Dropped target. Carried out .303 inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

3.30pm: Ceased firing, hoisted in target

8.10pm: Dropped target. Carried out .303 inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

9.10pm: Ceased firing. Picked up target

Sick list 13


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14 September 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 40.2, Long -72.47

Sounding as requisite

11.30am: HMS SYDNEY took over patrol duties

11.40am: Altered course S89E for Halifax, Nova Scotia

9.20pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel N84E

9.30pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 0.2 miles

10.00pm: Thick fog

11.30pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 15


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15 September 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 42.07, Long -66.08

Sounding every hour

Hands preparing for coaling & as requisite

Sounding every half hour

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 15


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16 September 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sounding as requisite

[1.00-8.00am: Fog recorded in Weather column]

3.45am: Heard foghorn of Sambro Ledge Light Ship on port bow

4.10am: Sambro Ledge Light Ship N20W 1 mile

4.20am: Sambro Ledge Light Ship abeam

5.20am: Chebucto Head abeam 1 mile bearing NW

5.45am: Stopped both

5.55am: Portuguese Shoal buoy alongside starboard side

6.00am: Proceeded

6.17am: Neverfail Shoal buoy N82E 2 cables

6.26am: Stopped, altered course to NE for Examination Anchorage

6.29am: Half astern both

6.33am: Stopped both. Hailed by Examination Steamer

6.35am: Half ahead port, half astern starboard

6.37am: Stopped starboard

6.38am: Struck on port quarter by tug SCOTSMAN

6.40am: Struck port amidships by schooner TARRATINE carrying away schooner’s head gear [The TARRATINE later ran aground on Saona Island near the Dominican Republic on 22 December 1915 and was lost. See also Penobscot Marine Museum.]

7.00am: Tug SCOTSMAN towed schooner clear

7.02am: Slow ahead as requisite for anchoring

7.07am: Stopped

7.10am: Came to with Port anchor in Examination Anchorage

8.25am: Weighed & proceeded, Course as requisite for Halifax Harbour

9.16am: Stopped

9.20am: Came to with Starboard anchor in Bedford Basin, 2.75 cables N43E from LEVIATHAN (Flag)

10.00am: Collier SPILSBY secured alongside starboard side

10.15am: Discharged 1 Cook's mate to hospital

10.20am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

7.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 17


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17 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.30am: Recommenced coaling

Coaling ship

8.00am: Completed with coal. Received 1270 tons. SS SPILSBY cast off from ship

10.45am: HMS BERWICK anchored in Bedford Basin

1.30pm: Funeral party at drill, remainder of hands cleaning ship after coaling

Sick list 15


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18 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.30am: HMS ORBITA arrived & anchored

9.00am: Landed funeral party for funeral of A Foote, Cook’s Mate [Although the initial appears to be “A” in the logbook, this is William H Foote, 2nd Cook’s Mate, M 12127]

11.30am: HMS GRILSE arrived

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.00pm: HMS GRILSE left harbour

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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19 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

10.30am: Held Divine Service

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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20 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

4.30pm: Hands scrub hammocks & wash clothes

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 11


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21 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.30am: Hands employed drawing stores from Dockyard & as requisite

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident two 25 gallon drums of rapeseed oil. Divers sent down, failed to locate them

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 12


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22 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Read Warrants Nos 233 & 234

10.00am: Divers diving for two oil drums

11.30am: HMS LEVIATHAN shifted berth

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 235, 236, 237 & 238

6.10pm: HMS CALGARIAN weighed & proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 11


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23 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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24 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.00pm: HMS BERWICK weighed & proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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25 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.30am: HMS ROXBURGH arrived & anchored

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 239

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 4


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26 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

9.15am: Vice-Admiral Patey came on board & inspected ship's company at divisions

10.25am: Held Divine Service

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 4


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27 September 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

1.00pm: HMS CUMBERLAND arrived & anchored

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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28 September 1915

From Halifax to New York Patrol, & at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.30pm: Shortened in cable

5.45pm: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite

7.07pm: Chebucto Light abeam 8 miles

8.00pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 5 miles

Sick list 5


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29 September 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 41.98, Long -65.57

1.30pm: Sighted HMS CARONIA bearing WbyN

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 6


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30 September 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 40.17, Long -70.81

Sounding as requisite

8.10pm: Dropped target. Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

9.20pm: Hoisted in target

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Forwarded: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.65, Long -72.77

3rd Watch at Night Defence Stations

Sounding as requisite

3.00am: Altered course S37E (Compass)

Sounding as requisite

Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: Increased to 50 revs

9.00am: Stopped. Dropped targets. Divisions & Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Course & speed as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre practice at drifting targets

11.45am: Completed practice. Hoisted in targets

12.10pm: Proceeded. Course N35E, 50 revs

Hands employed as requisite

3.30pm: Altered course N84W

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Prepared for Night Defence

Sounding as requisite

7.00pm: Reduced to 40 revs

9.10pm: Altered course S78E

3rd Watch at Night Defence Stations

Sick list 6


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2 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.17, Long -73.28

Sounding as requisite

10.20am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N4W

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 4


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3 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.17, Long -73.28

Sounding as requisite

9.30am: Held Divine Service on board

1.05pm: Spoke HMAS MELBOURNE

Sick list 4


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4 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.88, Long -72.58

Sounding as requisite

9.15am: Dropped target. Carried out .303 aiming rifle practice at drifting target

11.20am: Completed practice. Hoisted in target

Sick list 6


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5 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 40.48, Long -71.32

11.30am: Sounded in 40 fathoms

6.26pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Ship S88E

Sounding as requisite

7.05pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 1 cable

Sick list 8


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6 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.93, Long -65.95

Sounding as requisite

5.00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 lead & 60 fathoms of sounding wire

8.00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 lead & 50 fathoms of sounding wire

Hands employed as requisite & preparing for coaling

11.40am: Spoke HMS CUMBERLAND

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.15pm: Spoke SS ETONIAN

Sick list 10


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7 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.10am: Sighted Sambro Light N44E

2.30am: Sighted Sambro Light Vessel N59E

4.10am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 3 cables

5.05am: Chebucto Head Light abeam 1 mile. Course as requisite for proceeding up harbour

6.07am: Entered Bedford Basin

6.10am: Stopped

8.30am: SS ILDERTON, Collier, secured alongside

9.05am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

6.30pm: Complete with coal. Received 873 tons

6.45pm: Collier proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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8 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.30am: Oil ship SS BULLMOUTH secured alongside

10.50am: SS BULLMOUTH proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 13


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9 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.00am: HMAS MELBOURNE arrived & anchored

2.00pm: Mr A E Leaf, Chief Carpenter, joined the ship from HMS LEVIATHAN

4.05pm: HMCS TUNA secured alongside to charge torpedoes

5.15pm: HMS LEVIATHAN proceeded out of harbour

5.30pm: HMCS TUNA proceeded

5.35pm: HMS CARONIA proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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10 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: Held Divine Service on board

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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11 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

4.40pm: HMS DONEGAL arrived & anchored

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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12 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: Working party employed in HMS DONEGAL

1.30pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer TUNA secured alongside

3.00pm: Torpedo Boat Destroyer TUNA proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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13 October 1915

From Halifax to New York Patrol, or at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.41am: HMS CALGARIAN arrived & anchored

1.30pm: Training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands preparing for sea & as requisite

4.30pm: Shortened in

4.50pm: Weighed

5.00pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour

6.12pm: Chebucto Head Light abeam 7 cables

7.00pm: Sambro Ledges Light Ship abeam 1 mile

8.00pm: Ship darkened

Sick list 5


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14 October 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 41.85, Long -66.38

Sounding as requisite

8.15pm: Stopped. Dropped target. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

9.20pm: Completed firing. Picked up target

9.30pm: Shaped course S58W

Sick list 4


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15 October 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.48, Long -71.43

4.50am: Sighted Nantucket Light Ship N17E

5.10am: Nantucket Light Ship abeam 1 mile

Sounding as requisite

1.25pm: Ran into Fog Bank

3.05pm: Spoke HMS CUMBERLAND

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 242

5.40pm: Fog cleared

7.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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16 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.48, Long -73.7

10.05am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles

12.10pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel WNW 4 miles

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.53pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 3.5 miles

7.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 4


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17 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.61, Long -72.77

9.18am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 8 cables

10.30am: Held Divine Service

4.38pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel S84W

5.40pm: Stopped. Helm out of order. Shifted to lower Conning Tower steering gear

6.25pm: Proceeded, course S76E. Darkened ship

8.12pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam (N14E) 8.2 miles

8.25pm: Stopped. Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear

8.50pm: Proceeded, course S76E

Sick list 4


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18 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.98, Long -72.67

6.10am: Stopped on account of dense fog

Ship stopped

12.15pm: Fog cleared

1.15pm: Dropped target

1.20pm: Proceeded. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

2.45pm: Spoke HMAS MELBOURNE

3.15pm: Stopped. Picked up target

3.25pm: Proceeded Course S29W

Sounding as requisite

6.00pm: Stopped. Dropped target. Darkened ship. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

7.00pm: Completed practice. Stopped

8.00pm: Proceeded. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

9.00pm: Stopped. Hoisted in target

9.20pm: Proceeded, course N37W

Sick list 5


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19 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.7, Long -73.2

8.50am: Stopped. Dropped targets

9.15am: Proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out 3-pounder sub-calibre practice at drifting targets.

10.40am: Stopped. Hoisted in targets

11.00am: Proceeded. Course N22W

8.00pm: Stopped. Dropped target. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting targets

9.00pm: Stopped. Hoisted in targets

9.20pm: Proceeded, course S48W

Sick list 5


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20 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.26, Long -73.62

Sounding as requisite

1.15pm: Fog cleared

4.30pm: Stopped. Signalled SS BERMUDIAN

4.40pm: Proceeded S39E

6.00pm: Stopped. Dropped targets. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting targets

6.50pm: Stopped near targets

8.00pm: Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting targets.

8.50pm: Ceased firing. Hoisted in targets

9.15pm: Proceeded S51W

Sick list 5


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21 October 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.07, Long -72.58

8.50am: Stopped. Dropped targets

9.05am: Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting targets

11.10am: Ceased firing; hoisted in targets

3.00pm: Stopped

6.00pm: Fog cleared

8.00pm: Hoisted out targets. Carried out night firing with service ammunition from 8-pounders & 3-pounders sub calibre from turrets

9.30pm: Stopped. Hoisted in targets

9.50pm: Proceeded S67W

Sick list 5


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22 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or on New York Patrol

Lat 39.88, Long -72.78

8.45am: Stopped. Hoisted out target

9.05am: Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

10.45am: Stopped. Hoisted in target

11.00am: Proceeded. Course S67W

Sounding as requisite

5.00pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS SUFFOLK

5.15pm: Proceeded N77E

Sick list 5


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23 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.22, Long -67.68

3.23am: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel N62E

4.30am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 5 miles

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 5


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24 October 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.45am: Sighted Sambro Ledges Light Vessel N65E

8.30am: Sambro Ledges Light Vessel abeam 4 miles

9.14am: Chebucto Lighthouse abeam 1.25 miles. Course as requisite for proceeding up harbour

10.02am: Stopped

10.07am: Came to with Starboard anchor

4.50pm: French Cruiser CONDE sailed

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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25 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.00am: HMS CARONIA arrived & anchored

2.00pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling

4.25pm: Collier SS LINCAIRN secured alongside

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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26 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.10am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

4.00pm: HMS CUMBERLAND proceeded out of harbour

4.40pm: HMS CARMANIA proceeded out of harbour

6.00pm: Complete with coal. Received 1057 tons

6.20pm: Collier proceeded

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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27 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 3


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28 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Marine detachment landed for route march

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 1


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29 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.00am: HMAS MELBOURNE arrived & anchored

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 243

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 2


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30 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: HMS SUFFOLK arrived & anchored

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 3


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31 October 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.30am: Landed Church Parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service

9.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 4



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Forwarded: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 November 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

6.00am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

9.30am: B Turret & B Group 3-pounders at divisional drill, training classes at instruction, remainder of hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Hands employed preparing for sea

3.00pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat & Steam Pinnace

4.05pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour 60 revs

4.18pm: Increased to 88 revs

4.42pm: Streamed Port Log showing zero

5.45pm: Sambro Ledges Light Vessel abeam 2 cables. Shaped course S56W, 72 revs

9.30pm: 1st Watch at Night Defence

Sick list 5


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2 November 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 41.85, Long -66.25

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 4


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3 November 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.35, Long -71.1

Sounding as requisite

9.10pm: Sighted Fire Island Inlet Light N55W

11.00pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N74W

Sick list 7


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4 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.47, Long -73.28

10.20am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N82W

11.30am: Passed US Battleship TEXAS steering to eastward

11.40am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 5 cables

1.50pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel

Sick list 7


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5 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.38, Long -73.31

4.45am: Sighted Shinnecock Light bearing N21E

11.11am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 1 mile

Sick list 5


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6 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.53, Long -73.27

2.00am: Sighted Shinnecock Light N22E

3.45am: Sighted Fire Island Inlet Light N71W

4.45am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel S73W

7.17am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 1.6 miles

9.45am: Ambrose Light Vessel bearing West 6 miles

12.15pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 4 miles

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.15pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

5.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 2.5 miles

7.57pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2 miles

Sick list 5


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7 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.25, Long -73.27

9.45am: Held Divine Service on board

12.10pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N8E

Sick list 5


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8 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.5, Long -72.93

9.15am: Stopped. Hoisted out target

9.30am: Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

11.00am: Ceased firing. Hoisted in target

11.20am: Proceeded N85W

1.20pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles

2.20pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel ahead

5.15pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N82E

6.50pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam (N24E)

9.10pm: Stopped

9.35pm: Proceeded

9.50pm: Stopped

10.10pm: Proceeded

Sick list 7


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9 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.32, Long -72.53

Sick list 9


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10 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 35.82, Long -68.03

Sick list 10


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11 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, or at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.25am: Sighted land bearing South

9.15am: North Rock Lighthouse abeam 6.5 miles

9.50am: St David’s Lighthouse S42W 6.5 miles

10.18am: Course as requisite for proceeding through Narrows & to Grassy Bay

11.30am: Stopped

11.32am: Came to with Port anchor in Grassy Bay. Collier TYNINGHAME secured alongside

1.15pm: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

Sick list 11


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12 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.50am: Complete with coal. Received 1100 tons

6.10am: Collier proceeded

Sick list 10


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13 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.30am: HMS CUMBERLAND proceeded out of harbour


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14 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic & Wesleyan Church Parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 10


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15 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed drawing stores & returning ammunition

Sick list 9


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16 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed drawing stores & returning ammunition


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17 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed provisioning ship

10.30am: HMS SUFFOLK arrived & secured alongside

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 244

Sick list 11


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18 November 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed drawing stores & as requisite

11.00am: Divers carrying out monthly dip

1.00pm: Torpedo training class running torpedoes from dropping gear in Picket Boat

4.00pm: Read Warrants 245, 246, 247, 248, 249 & 250

Sick list 11


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19 November 1915

From Bermuda to New York Patrol, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.46, Long -64.48

6.30am: Shortened in cable

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour

9.00am: Course as requisite for carrying out Officer of Quarters firing with reduced charges, at target towed by tug

10.50am: Completed firing. Communicated with tug

11.15am: Proceeded N13E

Sick list 8


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20 November 1915

From Bermuda to New York Patrol

Lat 36.18, Long -68.52

2.15pm: Secured Port seaboat & port lower boom.

Sick list 10


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21 November 1915

From Bermuda to New York Patrol

Lat 38.88, Long -71.7

5.30pm: Sounded in 55 fathoms

Sick list 6


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22 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.34, Long -73.47

Sounding as requisite

6.00am: Fire Island Light Vessel N54W, Fire Inlet Light N12W

8.50am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 1 cable

10.45am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N75W

1.50pm: Sighted four-funnelled cruiser N38W steering to Eastward

Sick list 7


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23 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.42, Long -73.03

8.48am: Stopped. Hoisted out target. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target

10.45am: Hoisted in target

10.50am: Proceeded N25W

Noon: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N35W

4.00pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

Sick list 7


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24 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.35, Long -72.89

8.50am: Stopped

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite. Carried out 3-pounder sub calibre firing at floating wreckage

10.15am: Ceased firing. Proceeded N42W

1.42pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles

3.55pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N68W

4.20pm: Altered course N53E to close wreck

5.42pm: Sighted Fire Inlet Light N67E

7.20pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 4 miles

Sick list 6


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25 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 39.93, Long -72.7

1.00am: Shinnecock Light bearing N20E

9.12am: Stopped. Hoisted out targets

9.20am: Proceeded. Carried out service firing with reduced charges from 6-inch guns & 3-pounder sub calibre from 7.5-inch guns

11.30am: Completed firing. Hoisted in targets

3.25pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

5.15pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N32W

8.00pm: Stopped. Hoisted out target. Carried out .303-inch aiming rifle practice at drifting target with 1st & 3rd watches

9.15pm: Stopped. Hoisted in target

9.35pm: Proceeded S57E

Sick list 8


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26 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.42, Long -73.05

8.05am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel ahead

11.00am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 0.75 miles

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 251

8.00pm: Stopped. Hoisted out targets. Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out service firing from 3-pounder battery & 3-pounder sub calibre from turrets

9.20pm: Stopped. Hoisted in targets

9.45pm: Proceeded Course N42W

Sick list 6


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27 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.37, Long -73.0

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 10


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28 November 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.53

Sounding as requisite

8.26am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 2.5 miles

9.20am: Divine Service

10.45am: Ambrose Light Vessel N77W

3.17pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

3.40pm: Resumed course S73E

4.50pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

5.42pm: Resumed course S73E

Sick list 5


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29 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.43, Long -73.09

6.00am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N22W

11.33am: Fire Island Light Vessel N52W 3 miles

3.25pm: Sighted HMS SUFFOLK S55E

4.00pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS SUFFOLK

4.10pm:Proceeded. Course S85E

Sick list 10


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30 November 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.25, Long -67.02

1.10am: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel N83E

2.10am: Nantucket Light Vessel on port beam 2.5 miles

12.45pm: Paid monthly money

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

11.10pm: Sounding as requisite

Sick list 10



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Forwarded: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 December 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.51, Long -63.49

1st Watch at Night Defence

2.30am: Sighted Little Hope Light bearing North, sounded on Roseway Bank

2.50am: Altered course N66E

5.00am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

6.00am: Abandoned Night Defence

7.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.05am: Reduced to 50 revs

9.40am: Altered course N18E

Sounding as requisite. Hands employed as requisite

10.40am: Altered course N23W

Heavy snow storm

12.12pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor

12.15pm: Weather cleared. Sighted Portuguese Shoal Buoy N36W 5 cables

12.25pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for proceeding up harbour 50 revs

1.33pm: Stopped, came to with Port anchor

3.00pm: HMS CUMBERLAND weighed & proceeded out of harbour

3.30pm: Weighed & proceeded to take up HMS CUMBERLAND’s berth, course as requisite

3.45pm: Came to with Port anchor

5.00pm: Rev Bore[?Bone}, Chaplain, & Mr Frazer, Artificer Engineer, RNR, joined ship from HMCS NIOBE

6.45pm: Collier SS ANGLIER secured alongside

Hands employed rigging collier

10.45pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

Sick list 11:



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2 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.10am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

8.45pm: Complete with coal. Received 1360 tons

Sick list 12


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3 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.15am: Collier proceeded

2.00pm: Discharged Rev J Beatty, Chaplain, Mr Oyler, Artificer Engineer, & 29 ratings to HMCS NIOBE for passage to England

Sick list 11


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4 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

3.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

10.40pm: HMS SUFFOLK arrived & anchored

Sick list 12


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5 December 1915

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 10


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6 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 252 & 253

7.15pm: Sub Lieut Dand RCN [Royal Canadian Navy] & Sub Lieut Moffat RCN joined the ship

Sick list 10


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7 December 1915

From Halifax to New York Patrol, & at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

1.00pm: Hands employed preparing for sea

2.00pm: Landed Funeral Party [Ernest W Ford, Officers Cook 3rd Class, 358695, died of illness 6 December 1915, per Naval History]

4.00pm: Funeral Party returned

4.30pm: Shortened in cable

4.45pm: Weighed

5.00pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for leaving Halifax Harbour

6.40pm: Sambro Ledges Light Vessel 1 cable on port beam

11.33pm: Sighted glare of Little Hope Light N33W

Midnight: Sounded in 45 fathoms

Sick list 10


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8 December 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 41.82, Long -66.58

9.00am: Read Warrant No 254

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 255, 256

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 11


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9 December 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.47, Long -72.27

0.10am: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel N64W

1.25am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 4 miles

7.00pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

9.00pm: Sighted glare of Ambrose Light N76W

Sick list 12


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10 December 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.52, Long -73.3

1.20am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam N14E

6.40am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 3 miles

10.00am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N72W

Noon: Fire Island Light Vessel S47E, Fire Inlet Lighthouse N43E

1.00pm: Passed US Battleship (Arkansas class) steering West [There was no Arkansas-class as such – USS ARKANSAS & USS WYOMING were Wyoming-class battleships.]

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

8.20pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

Sick list 13


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11 December 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.28, Long -73.52

3.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

8.40am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Stopped

Midnight: Proceeded S81E

Sick list 9


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12 December 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.32, Long -73.6

2.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 5 miles

5.25am: Stopped

7.30am: Proceeded N76W

9.00am: Sighted US Battleship steaming to eastward

10.00am: Held Divine Service

11.10am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel ahead

5.00pm: Stopped

11.00pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N20W, Fire Inlet Light N1W

Sick list 10


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13 December 1915

[On New York Patrol]

Lat 40.47, Long -73.35

7.30am: Proceeded. Course N45E

6.45pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N86E

9.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N12E 1.5 miles

Sick list 10


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14 December 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.45, Long -73.63

5.55am: Fire Island Light Vessel N68W, Fire Inlet Light N35W

11.45am: Sighted Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N78W

3.20pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles

5.30pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1 mile

Sick list 11


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15 December 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.45, Long -73.1

1.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

4.20am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1 mile (N10E)

7.00am: Fire Inlet Light N50E, Fire Island Light Vessel S86E

10.00am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles

Sick list 10


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16 December 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.18, Long -67.3

2.20am: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel S68E

3.25am: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam 2 miles, bearing N35E

Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

Sounding as requisite

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 10


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17 December 1915

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sounding as requisite

5.25am: Sighted glare of Sambro Light N48E

6.45am: Sighted Sambro Ledges Light Vessel N59E

7.45am: Sambro Ledges Light Vessel on port beam 0.5 miles

8.15am: Course as requisite for entering Halifax Harbour

9.18am: Stopped

9.20am: Came to with Port anchor

10.00am: Collier ANGLIER secured alongside

10.40am: Commenced Coaling ship

10.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 11


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18 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.00am: Recommenced coaling

7.40am: Complete with coal. Received 1011 tons

8.00am: Collier SS ANGLIER proceeded

1.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 257, 258, 259, 260 & 261

Sick list 12


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19 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian Church Parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 12


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20 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.15am: HMS CARONIA proceeded out of harbour

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 262, 263 & 264

Sick list 13


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21 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Read Articles of War & quarterly Court Martial return

Sick list 11


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22 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55


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23 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: HMS ORBITA proceeded out of harbour

11.20am: HMS CALGARIAN arrived & anchored

Sick list 8


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24 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 265

Sick list 7


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25 December 1915

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 7


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26 December 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, or at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party

10.00am: Held Divine Service

11.00am: Hands employed preparing for sea

1.05pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour. Course as requisite

3.05pm: Sambro Ledges Light Vessel abeam 1 mile

Sick list 7


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27 December 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 41.86, Long -65.72

7.00am: Eased down to secure sea boats & starboard lower boom

7.45am: Proceeded

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident: Branch Pipes, two, Patterns 111 & 351; Mat Cocoa door, 1 Pattern 40; Lantern, one, Pattern 59

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 7


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28 December 1915

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.51, Long -70.97

6.47am: Nantucket Light Vessel on starboard beam 6 miles

9.00pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N69W & Fire Inlet Light N41W

11.49pm: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 1.25 miles

Sick list 12


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29 December 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.43, Long -73.48

7.15am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 2 miles

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.23pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N5W

5.40pm: Sighted Fire Inlet Light N3E

Sick list 11


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30 December 1915

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.33, Long -73.63

1.00am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 1 mile

3.30am: Sighted Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N76W

7.27am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 1.5

8.30am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 1.5

11.10am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel ahead

2.00pm: Spoke HMS CARONIA

4.00pm: Changed over steering gear to lower Conning tower position

4.30pm: Changed over steering gear to fore bridge position

5.35pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N31.5E

Sick list 11


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31 December 1915

[On New York Patrol]

Lat 40.19, Long -73.12

6.20am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 5 miles

9.00am: Stopped. Hoisted out target. Carried out .303 Aiming Rifle Practice at drifting target. Courses as requisite

11.30am: Completed practice. Hoisted in target

11.40am: Proceeded N4W

4.00pm: Stopped

6.00pm: Proceeded S76E

8.45pm: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 4 miles

Sick list 11



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Forwarded: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 January 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.17, Long -73.35

1.15am: Fire Island Light Vessel on starboard beam 4.5 miles

2nd Watch at Night Defence

4.30am: Altered course S76E

3rd Watch at Night Defence

6.00am: Abandoned Night Defence

7.05am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam N14E 5 miles

8.00am: Altered course S80W 40 revs

9.00am: Altered course S36W 42 revs

Hands employed cleaning ship

Noon: Altered course N46W 45 revs

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Increased to 74 revs. Commenced zig-zagging

2.50pm: Sighted Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N50W

3.00pm: Altered course N22E

3.10pm: Altered course S76E

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Stopped

6.00pm: Proceeded S76E 30 revs

7.40pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N80E

8.25pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

2nd Watch at Night Defence

10.00pm: Altered course N76W

Sick list 10


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2 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, or on New York Patrol

Lat 40.25, Long -73.12

7.05am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam N14E 1.5 miles

9.05am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 0.5 miles

11.00am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 10


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3 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 36.33, Long -69.2

Sick list 7


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4 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.71

9.15am: Sighted land on starboard bow

11.30am: Course as requisite for approaching narrows

Noon: Entered Narrows

1.00pm: Course as requisite for approaching Grassy Bay Anchorage

1.12pm: Stopped

1.15pm: Came to with starboard bower anchor in Grassy Bay

3.30pm: Lieut A E Vincent RNR joined the ship from HMS CHARYBDIS

Sick list 9


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5 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded alongside Ireland Island Dockyard

8.10am: Secured alongside dockyard

8.50am: Collier SS SILVERSAND secured alongside

9.30am: Commenced coaling ship

Coaling ship

9.40pm: Completed with coal. Received 1175 tons

Sick list 10


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6 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.00am: Hands employed striking down coal

7.30am: Collier proceeded

10.00am: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

10.30am: HMS CUMBERLAND proceeded out of harbour

Sick list 6


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7 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

10.30am: HMS CAESAR arrived & anchored

2.45pm: Landed Funeral Party [Possibly the funeral of Able Seaman W H Jones of HMS LEVIATHAN, who died 7 January 1916 and is buried at Bermuda Royal Naval Cemetery, per Commonwealth War Graves Commission]

Sick list 8


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8 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

8.00am: Lieut D B Nicol left the ship for passage to England

10.00am: HMS ISIS sailed

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 266, 267

Sick list 8


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9 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, & Wesleyan Church Parties

11.00am: Landed Church of England Church Party

Sick list 8


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10 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

7.30am: HMS SUFFOLK arrived & anchored

2.00pm: HMS CAESAR proceeded out of harbour

Sick list 6


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11 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 268

Sick list 7


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12 January 1916

From Bermuda to New York Patrol, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.13, Long -64.52

7.30am: Proceeded out of Basin

8.20am: Stopped

8.30am: Proceeded. Course & speeds as requisite for torpedo firing in Murray's Anchorage

10.00am: Completed practice. Hoisted in torpedoes & boats

10.30am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

12.05pm: Sighted American Battle fleet on port bow

1.55pm: Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse abeam 5.2 miles

Sick list 9


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13 January 1916

From Bermuda to New York Patrol

Lat 35.17, Long -68.43

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 269 & 270

Sick list 11


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14 January 1916

From Bermuda to New York Patrol, & on New York Patrol

Lat 39.03, Long -71.88

Sick list 11


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15 January 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.69

0.55am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N42W

2.00am: Fire Island Light Vessel N60W, Fire Inlet Light N22W

7.10am: Fire Island Light Vessel on port beam 1 mile

11.20am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel N88W

12.30pm: Stopped

12.45pm: Spoke HMS CARONIA

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.47pm: Proceeded Course N68E

5.35pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel ahead

7.18pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1 mile

10.15pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles

Sick list 8


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16 January 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.51

9.40am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel North

11.00am: Held Divine Service

11.00pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles

Sick list 10


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17 January 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.45, Long -73.56

5.28am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 3 miles

7.11am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 3.5 miles

2.28pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.25 miles

11.50pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 3.25 miles

Sick list 8


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18 January 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.47, Long -73.57

8.12am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 0.8 miles

12.50pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

9.48pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

Sick list 8


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19 January 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.43, Long -73.3

2.50am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2 miles

7.10am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 3.5 miles

11.16am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 2.75 miles

Sick list 8


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20 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, & on New York Patrol

Lat 40.22, Long -73.14

9.15am: Stopped. Hoisted out target. Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre practice at drifting target

11.00am: Completed practice. Hoisted in target

11.15am: Proceeded S17E

Sick list 11


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21 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 36.38, Long -69.18

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 12


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22 January 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.38, Long -64.72

7.00am: Stopped. Boarded SS NAVIGATOR of Stavanger

7.38am: Proceeded S25E

9.10am: Sighted land (Bermuda) S10W

11.00am: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding through Narrows

11.25am: Stopped in Murray's Anchorage. Communicated with SS BERMUDIAN

11.41am: Proceeded, course as requisite

12.27pm: Stopped

12.30pm: Came to with Starboard Bower anchor

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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23 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, & Presbyterian Church Parties

10.00am: Held Divine Service

11.00am: Mr Spickernell, Mate, & Mr Reynolds, Mate, joined the ship

4.00pm: SS ILDERTON secured alongside

Hands employed preparing for coaling

Sick list 9


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24 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.15am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

8.45pm: Complete with coal. Received 1182 tons

9.40pm: Collier proceeded

Sick list 7


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25 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Sick list 7


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26 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

10.00am: Divers carrying out monthly dip. Landed Marines for drill

Sick list 7


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27 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

2.00pm: Hands employed provisioning & painting ship

4.00pm: Read Warrant 271

Sick list 12


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28 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.40am: HMS GRILSE proceeded out of harbour

Sick list 9


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29 January 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Lieut Allen RN & Sub Lieut Glover RN left ship for passage to England

3.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Discharged Major Wray, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to MELBOURNE for passage to LEVIATHAN

6.00pm: Lieut Commander Leslie RN left ship for passage to England

Sick list 7


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30 January 1916

From Bermuda to New York Patrol, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.65, Long -64.79

Hands employed preparing for sea

8.45am: Shortened in cable

8.50am: Weighed

9.00am: Proceeded. Course as requisite 72 revs

9.48am: Reduced to 65 Revs for proceeding through Narrows

10.15am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 11


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31 January 1916

From Bermuda to New York Patrol

Lat 36.17, Long -69.08

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 272 & 273

Sick list 12



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 February 1916

From Bermuda to New York Patrol, & on New York Patrol

Lat 39.6, Long -72.77

2.00am: 3rd Watch at Night Defence

5.00am: 1st Watch at Night Defence

6.00am: Abandoned Night Defence

7.00am: Cleaning ship

8.00am: Reduced to 72 revs

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Training Classes at instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite

11.10am: Altered course N11W

Noon: Reduced to 65 revs

1.15pm: Altered course N19W

Hands employed as requisite

2.00pm: Altered course N52W. Reduced to 30 revs. Hauled in Patent Log

Sounding as requisite

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

Sounding as requisite

6.00pm: Altered course N28E 60 revs

6.20pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N28.5E

6.26pm: Altered course S28W 30 revs

8.00pm: Altered course N52W

10.00pm: 3rd Watch at Night Defence

Midnight: Altered course S52E

Sick list 13


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2 February 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.17, Long -72.98

3.10am: Course as requisite to close steamer

Sounding as requisite

6.20pm: Sighted Fire Inlet Light N60W

6.45pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel S70W

Sick list 10


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3 February 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.18, Long -73.08

2.00pm: Hands employed rigging temporary wireless aerial

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 12


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4 February 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.35, Long -73.37

Sounding as requisite

10.15am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N20W 5 miles

7.22pm: Fire Island Light Vessel N85E, Fire Inlet Lighthouse N47E

11.45pm: Sighted Navesink Light N51W

Sick list 11


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5 February 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.22, Long -73.11

11.55am: Sighted HMS CARONIA

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 274

5.40pm: Sighted HMS CARONIA

7.00pm: Sighted Navesink Light N68W. Stopped

10.30pm: Proceeded S13E

Midnight: Stopped engines

Sick list 9


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6 February 1916

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.3, Long -73.17

7.30am: Proceeded N45W

10.00am: Held Divine Service

10.30am: Course as requisite to close steamer

10.50am: Stopped. Boarded SS COASTWISE

11.30am: Proceeded S45E

4.16pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel N10E

7.00pm: Stopped engines

Sick list 9


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7 February 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 39.77, Long -73.0

7.00am: Proceeded. Course South

8.45am: Stopped. Hoisted out target. Carried out sub-calibre firing at drifting target. Course as requisite

10.15am: Completed practice. Hoisted in target

10.30am: Proceeded Course S22W

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 11


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8 February 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 35.6, Long -71.02

Sick list 11


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9 February 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.77, Long -65.53

2.10pm: Passed HMS LEVIATHAN. Sighted land S16E

2.16pm: Sighted North Rock Lighthouse S20E

3.20pm: Course as requisite for approaching harbour

4.00pm: Course as requisite for proceeding through Narrows

4.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for approaching Grassy Bay

4.55pm: Stopped in Grassy Bay

5.00pm: Proceeded into Dockyard

5.15pm: Secured alongside Dockside wall, Ireland Island

Sick list 12


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10 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

2.00pm: Dockyard commenced taking ship into Dry Dock

2.50pm: Ship placed in dry dock

3.00pm: Commenced pumping out dock

Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom

6.20pm: Dock pumped out

11.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 Lantern, storeroom, Pattern 275

Sick list 13


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11 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed painting ship’s bottom & as requisite

11.30am: HMS CUMBERLAND proceeded out of harbour

Sick list 13


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12 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed painting ship’s bottom & cleaning ship

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 12


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13 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.40am: Dutch cruiser KORTENAAR proceeded out of harbour. Landed Roman Catholics & Wesleyan Church parties

10.00am: Held Divine Service

10.30am: HMS ISIS arrived & anchored in Grassy Bay

Sick list 12


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14 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.15am: Read Warrant No 275

Hands employed painting ship’s bottom & as requisite

10.30am: Hoisted Flag of Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Sir George Patey. HMS CAESAR hauled down flag & proceeded into Grassy Bay, & anchored

3.50pm: Read Warrant No 276

Sick list 11


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15 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed painting ship’s bottom & as requisite

Sick list 13


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16 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.45am: Commenced flooding dock to broad altar

Hands employed preparing for coaling & as requisite

11.00am: HMAS SYDNEY proceeded from dockyard into Grassy Bay

1.30pm: HMAS SYDNEY proceeded out of harbour

2.50pm: Re-commenced flooding dock

3.30pm: HMS CAESAR proceeded out of dock

3.55pm: Ship floated

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 277, 278 & 279. Undocked ship

5.00pm: Ship secured alongside dockyard wall

Hands employed preparing for coaling

Sick list 7


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17 February 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.10am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

10.30pm: Complete with Coal. Received 1276 tons

Sick list 6


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18 February 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Bay Patrol, & at Bermuda

Lat 32.62, Long -64.48

Hands employed preparing for sea

8.30am: Ship hauled off from dockyard wall & proceeded into Grassy Bay

9.00am: Proceeded from Grassy Bay. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

10.20am: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding through Narrows

11.15am: St David’s Head Lighthouse S11W, North Rock Lighthouse S77W

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 5


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19 February 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Bay Patrol

Lat 34.68, Long -70.12

7.20am: Wind veered to WNW

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.30pm: Shifted steering position to lower conning tower, whilst repairing windows in Bridge steering position, broken by sea

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 280

Lost overboard by accident: Hoses Canvas delivery No 3 40ft, 2 in No; Hoses Canvas delivery No 2 40ft, 1 in No

8.30pm: Shifted steering gear to Fore Bridge position.

Sick list 8


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20 February 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Patrol, & on Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.59, Long -74.48

7.50am: Passed derelict towing schooner, 3 masts. MAURICE R SHAW. Awash.

9.00am: Shifted steering position to conning tower

10.30am: Held Divine Service

11.14am: Shifted steering position to Fore Bridge

1.55pm: Sighted HMS LEVIATHAN

3.50pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS LEVIATHAN by boat

7.45pm: Cape Charles Light N36W, Cape Charles Light Vessel N17E

8.42pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2 miles

10.55pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2 miles

Sick list 7


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21 February 1916

On Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 37.12, Long -75.62

4.20am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

7.40am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 0.75 miles

8.48am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

9.50am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

10.30am: Altered course as requisite to close steamer

12.50pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 4 miles

3.03pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 3.25 miles

4.35pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

5.15pm: Course as requisite to close steamer

5.30pm: Stopped. Boarded SS TIARA (Admiralty Collier No 442)

6.30pm: Proceeded Course N31E

9.05pm: Cape Charles Light West 12.5 miles

10.10pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

11.15pm: Cape Henry Light S78W 15 miles

Sick list 8


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22 February 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & on Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.96, Long -75.69

2.33am: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 3.75 miles

11.00am: Course as requisite to close steamer

11.25am: Stopped. Boarded SS VENTURA DE LARRINAGA

1.30pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

4.00pm: Stopped engines

4.25pm: Proceeded N31E

5.30pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam 2.5 miles

Sick list 10


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23 February 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 38.17, Long -72.47

2.30pm: Hands employed refitting coaling gear & as requisite

Sick list 10


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24 February 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 40.57, Long -66.65

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite [every hour from 5.00pm]

Sick list 9


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25 February 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.00am: Sounded in 36 fathoms on Roseway Bank

2.56am: Sighted Little Hope Light N18W

8.25am: Sighted land on port bow

8.45am: Sighted Sambro Light Vessel ahead

8.50am: Sambro Light Vessel South 1 mile

9.30am: Chebucto Head Lighthouse West 0.5 miles. Course as requisite for proceeding up harbour

10.27am: Stopped

10.30am: Came to with Starboard Bower anchor in Halifax Harbour. Hands employed preparing for coaling

12.05pm: Collier SS BRIGHTON secured alongside

1.10pm: Commenced coaling

Hands employed coaling ship

3.30pm: Lieut Lyth RNR joined ship from NIOBE

9.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 10


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26 February 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.30am: Recommenced coaling

11.50am: Complete with coal. Received 990 tons

12.25pm: Collier proceeded

Sick list 10


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27 February 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 10


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28 February 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

Sick list 9


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29 February 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: HMS CARONIA sailed

Sick list 9


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Lieut (N), Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Hands employed cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

10.00am: Training classes at instruction

Hands employed as requisite

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 10.30pm

5.30pm: Discharged Lieut Lyth RNR to hospital

11.00pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat

Sick list 9


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2 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.00pm: Hands employed preparing for sea

3.00pm: Weighed

3.10pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite

3.42pm: Maugher Beach Lighthouse abeam 0.75 miles

4.15pm: Chebucto Lighthouse abeam 1 mile

5.20pm: Sambro Ledges Light Vessel; abeam 0.5 miles

Sounding as requisite

10.20pm: Sighted Little Hope Light N48W

Sick list 8


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3 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 43.25, Long -62.17

Midnight: Sounded in 32 fathoms on Roseway Bank

1.09am: Sighted convoy ahead

1.30am: SS SCANDINAVIAN & MISSANABIE taking station astern. Courses & speeds as requisite

2.38am: Shaped course S66E. Convoy in station astern

Convoy in station

Sick list 10


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4 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 43.17, Long -55.82

Convoy in station

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.25pm: Reduced to 40 revs to wait for SCANDINAVIAN who lost a man overboard

7.40pm: SCANDINAVIAN in station. Increased to 74 revs

Convoy in station

Sick list 9


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5 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 43.84, Long -50.75

Convoy in station

9.00am: Held Divine Service

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 9


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6 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 45.78, Long -43.3

Convoy in station

Sick list 8


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7 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 46.97, Long -36.0

Convoy in station

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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8 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy, & from Rendezvous to Halifax

Lat 46.88, Long -31.78

Convoy in station

5.07am: Sighted HMS DRAKE on port bow

5.50am: Turned over convoy to DRAKE

6.00am: Shaped course N68W, HMS DRAKE proceeded with convoy

Sick list 9


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9 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 46.5, Long -37.03

Sick list 11


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10 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 46.07, Long -43.03

Sick list 11


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11 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 45.66, Long -48.5

9.50am: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log for passing through loose ice

9.54am: Through the ice. Proceeded 64 revs. Re-streamed Patent Log

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 10


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12 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 45.22, Long -54.19

Sounding as requisite

10.00am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 10


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13 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.8, Long -59.39

Sounding as requisite

9.00am: Stopped. Hoisted out target. Exercised General Quarters

9.10am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for carrying out .303-inch Aiming Rifle Practice at drifting target. Training Class carrying out service firing from 3-pounders

10.47am: Completed practice. Hoisted in target

11.00am: Proceeded N71W

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite

11.45pm: Sighted Egg Island Light N44W

Sick list 11


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14 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

1.26am: Egg Island Light abeam 6.5 miles

3.20am: Sighted Sambro Light N83W

5.10am: Course as requisite for entering harbour through War Channel

6.20am: Stopped

6.30am: Came to with starboard anchor in Halifax Harbour

7.53am: Collier SS WINLATON secured alongside

9.10am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Captain Innes, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship from NIOBE

Coaling ship

9.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 13


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15 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.15am: Re-commenced coaling

Coaling ship

9.10am: Complete with coal. Received 1450 tons

9.50am: Collier proceeded

1.15pm: HMS CAESAR arrived & anchored

Sick list 10


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16 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 11


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17 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy, & at Halifax

Lat 44.25, Long -62.53

Shortened in cable

7.00am: Convoy SS LAPLAND & SS METAGAMA weighing

7.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour

8.40am: Portuguese Shoal Buoy abeam 2 cables

10.30am: In station line ahead – CARNARVON, LAPLAND, METAGAMA

Sick list 12


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18 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 43.47, Long -55.72

Convoy in station

9.30am: LAPLAND repairing engine room defects

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 282 & 283

Sick list 11


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19 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 43.71, Long -48.92

Convoy in station

Sounding as requisite

10.00am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 11


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20 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy

Lat 45.6, Long -41.91

Convoy in station

Sick list 11


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21 March 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, with Convoy, & from Rendezvous to Halifax

Lat 47.33, Long -35.2

10.20am: Sighted HMS DRAKE ahead

11.10am: Turned over convoy to HMS DRAKE

11.14am: Reduced to 40 revs. Cheered ship as convoy passed

11.25am: Shaped course N83W

Sick list 12


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22 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 45.97, Long -40.74

Sick list 10


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23 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.79, Long -46.59

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 10


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24 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.6, Long -52.33

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 10


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25 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.53, Long -58.35

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 9


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26 March 1916

From Rendezvous to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sounding as requisite

4.30am: Sighted Egg Island Light N30W

6.40am: Sighted Sambro Lighthouse N74W

8.00am: Course as requisite for entering Halifax Harbour

8.50am: Stopped

8.55am: Came to with Port Bower anchor in Halifax Harbour

10.00am: Held Divine Service

4.45pm: Collier SS CLYDESDALE secured alongside

Hands employed preparing for coaling

Sick list 9


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27 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.00am: Commenced coaling

9.10am: HMS CARONIA proceeded out of harbour

Coaling ship

1.00pm: Discharged Lieut Shillitoe RNR & Sub Lieut Moffat RCN to Royal Navy Sick Quarters

6.00pm: Complete with coal. Received 1150 tons

6.45pm: Collier proceeded

Sick list 8


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28 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: Mr Easton, Gunner, joined ship from NIOBE

3.45pm: Weighed

4.00pm: Proceeded alongside

4.10pm: Secured alongside No 3 Wharf, Halifax Dockyard

Sick list 10


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29 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Hands employed ranging cable for survey & provisioning ship

Sick list 9


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30 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

11.45am: HMS CALGARIAN arrived & anchored

Sick list 8


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31 March 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Hands employed coaling ship from jetty

11.30am: Complete with coal. Received 90 tons

Sick list 10



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Lieut (N), Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.00am: Lit fires in Picket Boat

Cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers

Hands employed preparing for sea & as requisite

12.40pm: Cast off from jetty. Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour

2.10pm: Chebucto Head abeam 1 mile

2.25pm: Stopped. Waited for convoy

3.35pm: Proceeded with convoy in line, shaped course S45E. Revs as requisite for getting convoy in station

Convoy – SS ADRIATIC, SS BALTIC, SS EMPRESS OF BRITAIN

3.40pm: Streamed Patent Log showing zero

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

6.00pm: Convoy astern

6.10pm: Proceeded at 81 revs

8.00pm: Convoy in station

3rd Watch at Night Defence

Midnight: Convoy astern

Sick list 10


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2 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy

Lat 43.28, Long -57.81

Sounding as requisite

Convoy within sound signal

10.00am: Held Divine Service

5.08pm: Steering engine out of order

5.10pm: Stopped

5.15pm: Steering engine repaired

5.20pm: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite to rejoin convoy

6.20am: In station ahead of convoy

Sick list 12


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3 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy

Lat 42.78, Long -51.15

Convoy within sound signal astern

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 11


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4 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy

Lat 44.53, Long -44.26

Convoy in station

6.00am: Took station on port beam of convoy

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 284, 285 & 286

5.00pm: Took station ahead of convoy

Sick list 10


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5 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy

Lat 46.33, Long -37.32

Convoy astern

6.00am: Took station on port beam of convoy

8.00am: Convoy on starboard beam

3.05pm: Increased to 92 revs to take station ahead of convoy

Convoy in station

6.35pm: In station ahead of convoy

Convoy astern

Sick list 9


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6 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy

Lat 48.19, Long -29.48

Convoy astern

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident one Canadian Naval Service overcoat

Sick list 10


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7 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy

Lat 49.84, Long -21.32

Convoy astern

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 10


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8 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Queenstown, with convoy, & at Queenstown

Lat 51.27, Long -12.25

Convoy astern

11.15am: Sighted & challenged destroyers ahead

12.10pm: Turned over convoy to destroyer escort & parted company with them. Commenced zig-zagging mean course S69E, escorted by HMS TRIDENT

9.20pm: Observed Head of Kinsale abeam. Course as requisite for approaching Queenstown

10.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Queenstown

10.40pm: Came to with Port Bower anchor in Outer Man-of-War anchorage

10.47pm: Weighed & shifted berth

10.58pm: Came to with Port Bower anchor in Outer Man-of-War anchorage

Sick list 9


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9 April 1916

At Queenstown

Lat 51.84, Long -8.27

Hands employed preparing for coaling

8.30am: Weighed & proceeded up harbour

9.05am: Secured to No 4 Buoy, Inner Man-of-War anchorage

9.20am: Collier secured alongside

10.30am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

9.35pm: Complete with coal. Received 1294 tons

9.55pm: Collier proceeded

Sick list 11


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10 April 1916

At Queenstown, & from Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 51.84, Long -8.27

10.00am: Discharged one stoker to HMS COLLEEN for imprisonment. Read Warrant No 287

5.00pm: Slipped from buoy & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite

5.45pm: Came to with starboard bower anchor in outer Man-of-War anchorage, to swing the ship

5.50pm: Weighed & proceeded

6.00pm: Passed boom defence

6.15pm: Course as requisite for zig-zagging, escorted by HMS TRIDENT

7.15pm: Observed Head of Kinsale abeam 1.5 miles

9.47pm: Fastnet Light abeam 2.5 miles

Sick list 12


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11 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 51.23, Long -15.38

3.30am: Parted company with HMS TRIDENT

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 288

Sick list 10


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12 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 50.78, Long -21.7

Sick list 14


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13 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 49.71, Long -27.43

Sick list 13


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14 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 48.45, Long -33.73

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 289

Sick list 13


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15 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 47.18, Long -39.28

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 8


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16 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 45.57, Long -44.76

10.00am: Held Divine Service

1.50pm: Fog set in

Sick list 6


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17 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.17, Long -50.83

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 5


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18 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.11, Long -57.93

6.00am: Fog lifted

10.00am: Hands preparing for coaling & as requisite

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sounding as requisite

Sick list 9


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19 April 1916

From Queenstown to Halifax, Nova Scotia, & at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.55am: Sighted Chebucto Head Lighthouse

6.12am: Course as requisite for proceeding through War Channel & entering harbour. Passed HMS DRAKE with convoy

7.36am: Passed the boom defences

7.40am: Stopped

7.42am: Came to with Starboard Bower anchor in C Berth, Halifax Harbour

9.10am: HMS CARONIA proceeded out of harbour

9.35am: Collier SS CLYDESDALE secured alongside

10.15am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Lieut Shillitoe RNR rejoined ship from sick quarters

Coaling ship

9.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 11


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20 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Coaling ship

9.54am: Complete with coal. Received 1280 tons

10.30am: Collier proceeded

11.30am: Sub Lieut Moffat RCN rejoined ship from sick quarters

Sick list 11


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21 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 13


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22 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.00am: HMS CALGARIAN arrived & anchored

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 12


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23 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian Church Parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 10


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24 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: Divers examining under water fittings

Sick list 9


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25 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 9


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26 April 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia, & from Halifax to Greenock with convoy

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: HMS SUFFOLK proceeded out of harbour

Hands employed painting ship & preparing for sea

3.40pm: Weighed

3.50pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour

4.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for proceeding through War Channel

5.00pm: Shaped course S45E. Speed as requisite to allow convoy to take station astern

5.30pm: Convoy in station astern in the order – LAPLAND, METAGAMA & EMPRESS OF BRITAIN

Sick list 13


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27 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 43.42, Long -58.37

Convoy astern

4.00pm: Read Warrant 290

Sick list 13


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28 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 43.73, Long -51.3

Convoy astern

4.00pm: Altered course as requisite to close barquentine & to rejoin convoy

5.30pm: In station ahead of Convoy

Convoy in station, astern

Sick list 9


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29 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 45.23, Long -44.64

Convoy in station

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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30 April 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 47.97, Long -38.48

Convoy in station

10.00am: Held Divine Service

4.00pm: Convoy astern of station

6.00pm: Convoy in station

Sick list 8



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Lieut (N), Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 May 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 50.55, Long -32.07

1.30am: 3rd Watch at Night Defence

3.00am: Put clocks on 13 minutes

4.00am: Convoy in station astern

5.00am: 1st Watch at Night Defence

6.00am: Increased to 88 revs

7.00am: Cleaning ship

8.00am: Convoy in station astern

9.00am: Divisions & Prayers. Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Hands employed as requisite

Noon: Convoy in station astern

1.30pm: Training classes at instruction

2.30pm: Hands employed as requisite

2.40pm: Altered course S85E

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Convoy in station astern

8.00pm: Convoy in station astern

9.00pm: 3rd Watch at Night Defence

11.00pm: Put clocks on 14 minutes

Sick list 8


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2 May 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 52.96, Long -24.09

Convoy in station astern

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 6


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3 May 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock. With convoy

Lat 54.84, Long -15.43

Convoy in station astern

5.40pm: Sighted destroyers ahead & challenged same

6.05pm: Destroyer escort took over convoy. Proceeded independently escorted by HMS BRISK

Sick list 8


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4 May 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock & at Greenock

Lat 55.76, Long -4.98

1.40am: Tory Island Light S55E, Aran Island Light S5E

3.30am: Tory Island Light on starboard beam 1.5 miles

5.28am: Inishtrahull on port beam 1 mile

7.00am: Course as requisite for Rathlin Sound

7.30am: Fair Head abeam 0.5 miles

7.42am: Shaped course S25E for Maidens

10.20am: Ailsa Craig on starboard beam 3 miles

11.30am: HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer BRISK left

11.52am: Cumbrae Elbow Light abeam

Courses as requisite in Firth of Clyde

1.15pm: Stopped

1.21pm: Came to with the starboard anchor at Tail-o’-the-Bank, off Greenock

2.15pm: Collier SS MOYLE secured alongside

3.00pm: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 9


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5 May 1916

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

Coaling ship

1.35am: Complete with coal. Received 1421 tons

2.15pm: Collier proceeded

Sick list 8


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6 May 1916

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 7


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7 May 1916

At Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Parties

10.00am: Held Divine Service

11.00am: Landed Wesleyan Church Party

4.05pm: HM Torpedo Boat Destroyers CAMELEON & LARNE arrived & anchored

Sick list 7


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8 May 1916

At Greenock, & from Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 55.56, Long -5.0

Hands employed preparing for sea

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite escorted by Torpedo Boat Destroyers CAMELEON & LARNE

10.20am: Passed boom defence

11.25am: Cumbrae Elbow Light abeam

12.08pm: Holy Island Light abeam 1.25 miles

3.30pm: Altered course N40W for proceeding through Rathlin Sound

5.37pm: Inishtrahull Light on starboard beam 1 mile

7.20pm: Tory Island abeam 3 miles

Sick list 9


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9 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 54.9, Long -15.98

4.30am:Torpedo Boat Destroyers CAMELEON & LARNE parted company

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 8


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10 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 53.75, Long -24.94

Sick list 9


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11 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 52.2, Long -32.93

8.48am: Stopped. Hoisted out targets

8.57am: Proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out 3-pounder sub-calibre & .303 Aiming Rifle. Firing at drifting targets

10.30am: Completed firing. Hoisted in targets

10.45am: Proceeded N79W

Sick list 9


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12 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 49.85, Long -39.68

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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13 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 48.25, Long -44.09

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 10


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14 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 45.5, Long -50.12

Sounding as requisite

9.00am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 7


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15 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.67, Long -57.48

Sounding as requisite

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 9


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16 May 1916

From Greenock to Halifax, Nova Scotia [& at Halifax]

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sounding as requisite

3.15am: Sighted Beaver Island Light N2E

3.30am: Sighted Sheet Rock Light N4W

Hands employed preparing for coaling

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour

8.30am: Stopped

8.32am: Let go starboard anchor. Moored ship with the Bowers in Halifax Harbour (C Berth)

9.56am: Collier SS AYSGARTH secured alongside

10.50am: Commenced coaling

Coaling ship

7.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 12


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17 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Coaling ship

9.00am: Complete with coal. Received 1424 tons

9.40am: Collier proceeded

Sick list 12


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18 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 12


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19 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.00am: HMS CUMBERLAND arrived & moored

Hands employed provisioning ship & as requisite

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 294

Sick list 10


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20 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.40pm: HMS ISIS arrived & moored

Sick list 9


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21 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian Church Parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 10


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22 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.30am: HMS DRAKE & Convoy proceeded out of harbour

Hands employed sending up new maintopmast, painting ship & as requisite

Sick list 10


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23 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

11.00am: Read Warrants Nos 295 & 296

2.30pm: Discharged Mr Cox, Artificer Engineer, & Mr Easten [?Easton], Gunner, to NIOBE

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 297

Sick list 12


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24 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 11


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25 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 10


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26 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

7.30am: HMS ISIS proceeded out of harbour

10.00am: Divers examining under-water fittings

3.30pm: HMS CUMBERLAND proceeded out of harbour

Sick list 11


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27 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.00pm: HMS CARONIA arrived & anchored

Sick list 11


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28 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Landed Roman Catholic, Wesleyan & Presbyterian Church Parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 11


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29 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Divers examining under-water fittings

Sick list 11


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30 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 12


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31 May 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 12



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Lieut (N), Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Rear Admiral


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.30am: Raised steam in pinnace

8.00am: Raised steam in picket boat

9.00am: Landed small arm companies for drill

11.50am: Small arm companies returned

12.45pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Training classes to instructions. Remainder of Hands employed as requisite

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.30pm: Gave Leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm

11.20pm: Steam pinnace drew fires and moored up. Picket boat banked fires

Sick list 12


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2 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.45am: HMS LEVIATHAN entered harbour

8.25am: Took in stores from lighter

9.00am: Sub-Lieutenant Hamer RNR joined ship from HMS LEVIATHAN

11.40am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

11.45am: Lieut Shillitoe RNR left ship

12.45pm: Resumed preparing for coaling

1.38pm: Stoker RNR W Edwards joined ship from hospital

1.40pm: Collier CHARTERHOUSE secured alongside. Commenced coaling

3.30pm: Hands to tea

4.00pm: Resumed coaling

4.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 240 Tons. Mr Caterly[?] joined ship

5.15pm: Collier cast off

Sick list 11


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3 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Steam pinnace carrying out Duty Steam Boat duties during night

1.10am: Guard boat called alongside

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes

Sick list 8


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4 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.50am: Divine Service

4.00pm: Discharged 1 prisoner to HMS LEVIATHAN

9.48pm: 2 deserters – Gibbons, Stoker, and Pearce, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry – recovered

Sick list 8


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5 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.00am: Hoisted Jack and fired Court Martial gun. Marines landed for drill

8.25am: Court Martial prisoners and escort came on board from LEVIATHAN

6.05pm: Discharged 1 Plumber; 1 Shipwright, Second Class; 1 Leading Stoker RNR; 1 signalman RNVR; 1 Engine Room Artificer RNR; and 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry; to NIOBE for passage to England

7.35pm: Escort and Court Martial prisoners proceeded to LEVIATHAN

8.15pm: 1 Court Martial prisoner under escort arrived from LEVIATHAN

Sick list 9


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6 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia, and At Sea

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.00am: Hoisted Jack and fired Court Martial gun

8.50am: Court Martial prisoners and escort came on board from LEVIATHAN

12.30pm: Court Martial adjourned

1.30pm: Court Martial resumed

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite

2.00pm: Discharged 1 prisoner (Welch, Stoker) to NIOBE and Mr Frazer, Artificer Engineer

4.00pm: Read warrants 292, 293

5.00pm: Unmoored ship

5.30pm: Hoisted in steamboats

6.20pm: Weighed starboard anchor

6.30pm: Weighed port anchor and proceeded out of harbour

6.45pm: Passed boom defence

6.55pm: Passed Maugher Beach Lighthouse

7.03pm: Starboard engine stopped for repairs

7.30pm: Cleared channel

8.15pm: Stopped both – Halifax Light Vessel bearing N73E(St)[bearing taken from stern] 0.5 miles

9.35pm: Proceeded. Set course S49W

Sick list 8


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7 June 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Patrol

Lat 42.0, Long -65.63

9.30am: Shifted steering to conning tower and back to fore bridge

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 298

[4.00pm-Midnight: Sounding at intervals]

4.50pm: Sighted HMS CALGARIAN

Sick list 9


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8 June 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 40.33, Long -71.55

[Sounding at intervals throughout the day]

4.00pm: Read warrants 299 & 300

8.57pm: Dropped targets. Carried out night firing with .303-inch and 1-inch aiming rifle

Sick list 11


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9 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 39.95, Long -72.75

[Sounding at intervals throughout the day]

4.00am: Stopped both engines

7.05am: Fog lifted

7.45am: Proceeded N52W

8.45am: Stopped both engines, hoisted out targets

9.00am: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite for carrying out .303-inch aiming rifle practice

10.50am: Stopped both engines, hoisted in targets

11.05am: Proceeded N24W

2.35pm: Altered course to clear steamer

8.00pm: Stopped both engines. Hoisted out targets

8.50pm: Proceeded, course as requisite for carrying out .303-inch aiming rifle practice

9.50pm: Stopped both engines. Hoisted in targets

10.15pm: Proceeded, set course NE

Midnight: Stopped both

Sick list 12


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10 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 40.09, Long -72.8

8.00am: Proceeded N45E

10.00am: Stopped both engines

Noon: Proceeded NNE

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.25pm: SS AMERICA (Italian) passed bound for Spezia

5.00pm: Signalled SS KNIGHT OF THE GARTER (British) New York to Havre

8.00pm: Stopped both engines

Sick list 12


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11 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 39.91, Long -72.72

8.00am: Set course N15W

9.20am: Muster by Open list

Noon: Stopped both engines

5.30pm: Proceeded, set course East

7.00pm: Stopped both engines

Sick list 11


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12 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 39.9, Long -72.72

9.00am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out targets. Exercised general quarters, carried out firing with .303-inch and 1-inch aiming rifle at drifting targets

11.00am: Stopped both. Hoisted in target

11.35am: Replaced and secured main derrick

8.45pm: Hoisted out targets. Carried out firing with .303-inch and 1-inch aiming rifle

9.25pm: Fog came on. Hoisted in targets

9.50pm: Proceeded

10.00pm: Set course WSW

11.00pm: Stopped both engines

Sick list 11


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13 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 40.17, Long -72.75

4.00am: Fog lifted

8.00am: Proceeded. Set Course NW

8.45am: Stopped. Hoisted out targets

9.15am: Cleared ship for action. Carried out firing with sub-calibre and 1-inch aiming rifle. Course and speed as requisite

10.50am: Stopped to pick up targets

11.18am: Proceeded N25W

5.29pm: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel ahead

5.35pm: Sighted Fire Island Lighthouse

6.00pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam 4 miles

8.40pm: Stopped. Hoisted out targets

8.50pm: Course and speed as requisite for carrying out firing with 3-pounder, 3-pounder sub calibre and 1-inch aiming rifle

9.45pm: Stopped. Hoisted in target

Sick list 11


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14 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 39.85, Long -72.9

5.15am: Proceeded, course S5E

7.00am: Stopped both engines

11.05am: Fog lifted

Noon: Proceeded S79E

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Stopped. Hoisted out targets

4.20pm: Cleared ship for action. Carried out firing with Service ammunition at drifting targets

5.55pm: Stopped. Picked up targets

6.10pm: Targets inboard

6.12pm: Proceeded N48W

7.30pm: Stopped both engines

Sick list 10


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15 June 1916

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 39.85, Long -72.92

7.30am: Proceeded S32W

8.52am: Stopped. Hoisted out target, carried out Gunlayers test firing

10.10am: Picked target up

10.11am: Sighted HMS SUFFOLK bearing ESE

11.14am: Stopped alongside HMS SUFFOLK. Received stores, 1 sick man, 1 man for passage

11.48am: Course East

6.15pm: Thick fog set in

6.35pm: Fog lifted

Sick list 11


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16 June 1916

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 41.4, Long -66.78

0.10am: Fog lifted

9.20am: Changed over steering gear to conning tower, and

9.31am: back again

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sounding every hour

10.20pm: Sighted Little Hope Light bearing N26E

11.45pm: Little Hope Light abeam bearing N16W 14.5 miles

Sick list 13


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17 June 1916

From New York Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.55am: Sighted Sambro Light bearing N52E

4.40am: Light buoy (Light Vessel) abeam

5.27am: Chebucto Head abeam

5.40am: Courses various for entering harbour

5.50am: Maugher Light abeam

6.08am: Passed through gate

6.30am: Alongside dock wharf

6.50am: Secured

7.00am: Collier alongside – Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

8.35am: Commenced coaling

10.30am: Discharged 1 stoker rating (ex SUFFOLK) to hospital

Noon: Cease Fire [Ceased Coaling]. Hands to dinner

12.35pm: Resumed coaling

3.30pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.00pm: Resumed coaling

6.45pm: Completed with coal 915 tons

7.10pm: Cast off collier

Sick list 16


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18 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 16


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19 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Sick list 15


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20 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.45am: Marine detachment landed for drill

10.30am: Detachment returned

11.20am: DRAKE proceeded out of harbour

4.30pm: HMS CARONIA arrived and anchored

4.50pm: Discharged 1 Leading Signalman to HMCS NIOBE

Sick list 8


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21 June 1916

At Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.00am: HMS ISIS sailed

9.15am: Divers down examining underwater fittings and propeller shafting

6.50pm: OLYMPIC entered harbour

Sick list 7


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22 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.00am: Seamen and Marine small arm companies landed for drill

10.45am: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to Royal Naval Hospital

11.40am: Landing Parties returned

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 5


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23 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.15am: Hands employed casting off hawsers

6.50am: Tugs came alongside

7.07am: Cast off hawsers

7.30am: Came to with Port Bower anchor

Sick list 5


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24 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.40am: SUFFOLK entered harbour and secured to wharf

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 5


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25 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholics

10.00am: Held Divine Service

10.10am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians

12.45pm: Wesleyans and Presbyterians returned on board

5.15pm: SS KINGFIELD came alongside. Placed main derrick for coaling

Sick list 5


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26 June 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.15am: Hands employed coaling ship and as requisite

8.30am: Completed with coal 70 Tons

9.20am: Cast off collier

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.05pm: One Ordinary Seaman rejoined ship from Sick Quarters

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Writer Third (Seyfert) to HMCS NIOBE and 2 prisoners (privates Royal Marine Light Infantry) to HMS SUFFOLK

5.45pm: Received 1 Able Seaman RNR (O’Donnell) from Melville detention quarters

Sick list 4


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27 June 1916

From Halifax to New York Patrol, and at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.13, Long -63.7

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea

9.00am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour

10.45am: Sambro Ledges buoy on port beam 2 miles

12.45pm: Fog set in

4.00pm: Read Warrant 301

Sick list 3


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28 June 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 40.97, Long -67.83

2.30am: Fog cleared

5.30pm: Fog lifted [Weather reports indicate fog had returned by 9.00am]

Sick list 4


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29 June 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol

Lat 39.97, Long -73.13

Sounding every hour

6.40am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel bearing West

8.15am: Reduced to 40 for swinging ship

8.20-9.38am: Navigator swinging ship

11.52am: Sighted HMS CALGARIAN and communicated with her

11.30pm: Sighted HMS CALGARIAN: challenged

Sick list 4


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30 June 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 40.1, Long -72.4

0.30am: Stopped

5.10am: Proceeded

9.20am: Dropped periscope target. Carried out firing with .303-inch

10.00am: Stopped both. Dropped drifting target. Carried out 3-pounder firing

10.30am: Picked up targets

10.04am [?10.40am]: Half ahead both

8.00pm: Stopped both engines

Sick list 5



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: H T Hibbert, Rear Admiral


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 July 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 40.48, Long -72.93

1st Watch at night defence

4.40am: Set Course S45E 40 revs

5.05am: Stopped

6.00am: Set Course N45W 40 revs

9.00am: Altered course N14E. Increased to 60 revs. Started zig-zagging

Hands employed cleaning ship

10.50am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel Bearing N41W 11 miles

11.15am: Altered course S67E – zig-zagging

Zig-zagging mean course S67E

3.17pm: Altered course N88W

3.22pm: Increased to 62 revs

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant 302

7.01pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam

8.00pm: Altered course N52W

8.45pm: Sighted Navesink Light bearing N71W

8.53pm: Stopped. Hoisted out picket boat

9.50pm: Proceeded 40 revs. Set course N49W

10.10pm: Altered course S54E

1st Watch at night defence

Sick list 2


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2 July 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 40.37, Long -73.6

2.00am: Stopped both

8.45am: Set course N54W

9.30am: Held Divine Service

2.10pm: Stopped. Hoisted in picket boat

2.50pm: Proceeded. Set Course S44E

Sick list 2


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3 July 1916

At New York Patrol

Lat 40.19, Long -72.97

6.15am: Wind veered to NW

8.00pm: Stopped both

Sick list 3


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4 July 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, and at New York Patrol

Lat 40.05, Long -72.35

7.00am: Proceeded. Set course SE

9.16am: Dropped periscope target. Carried out .303-inch firing

10.30am: Completed firing. Set course N10E

8.00pm: Stopped both

9.58pm: Proceeded

Sick list 3


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5 July 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 37.54, Long -70.58

Sick list 5


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6 July 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 33.95, Long -66.23

9.00am: Aired bedding

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 7


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7 July 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

0.35am: Sighted Gibbs Hill Light S6W, North Rock Light S7E

5.00am: Passed eastern fairway buoy of Narrows

5.15am: Passed inner Narrows buoy. Course as requisite for entering Grassy Bay

6.03am: Stopped both

6.08am: Came to with Port anchor

6.30am: Collier RAMSAY came alongside

8.00am: Commenced coaling

9.45am: Received 13 bags mails ex SS BERMUDIAN. Sent 4 bags mails to HMS ISIS. Sent 2 bags mails to HMAS MELBOURNE

Noon: Dinner

12.40pm: Resumed coaling

3.50pm: HMS CAESAR arrived and anchored in Grassy Bay

4.00pm: Cease Fire [Cease Coaling]. Hands to tea

4.35pm: Resumed coaling

6.30pm: Cease Fire. Supper

7.00pm: Resumed coaling

9.00pm: Completed with 1060 tons of coal

Sick list 9


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8 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.10am: Guard boat called alongside

5.50am: Cast off collier

9.30am: Discharged 1 signalman (Charlton) to hospital

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading Signalman to Royal Naval barracks. 1 Signalman joined ship

Sick list 8


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9 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.10am: HMS ISIS proceeded out of harbour

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party (19)

9.10am: Landed Wesleyan Church party

10.05am: Held Divine Service

10.10am: Roman Catholic Church party returned on board

1.00pm: Wesleyan Church party returned on board

4.20pm: Discharged 3 prisoners (2 privates and 1 stoker) awaiting court martial to CAESAR

Sick list 10


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10 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.50am: Bosun’s, Carpenter’s, Gunner’s and Engineer’s store parties returning stores to dockyard

11.50am: Store parties returned on board

1.20pm: Store parties landed

4.05pm: Court Martial prisoners (1 stoker, 2 marines) returned on board

Sick list 10


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11 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Landed provisioning party and store parties

Sick list 10


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12 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Gunners party putting empty cases into lighter

7.45am: 2 store lighters came alongside

9.00am: Hands drawing stores and ammunition and embarking same

10.00am: Discharged 1 Able Seaman (Reuben Edwards) to hospital

1.15pm: Hands employed drawing stores and ammunition

Sick list 9


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13 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.20am: Hands employed painting ship and clearing ammunition lighter

8.45am: Dockyard parties landed

5.15pm: 1 Stoker joined ship from depot

Sick list 7


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14 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.45am: Dockyard parties (Engineers and Carpenters) landed and drew stores

11.40am: Store parties returned on board

11.55am: Store lighter secured alongside

1.15pm: Store parties landed

3.45pm: Store parties returned

4.00pm: Read warrants 304, 305, 306, 307 and 308

8.00pm: 1 signal rating joined ship from hospital

Sick list 6


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15 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.10am: Guard boat came alongside

9.15am: Discharged 2 stokers to Royal Naval hospital

(Lost by accident – 1 paint brush pattern No 5)

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 10


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16 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics (64)

9.00am: Landed Wesleyans (26)

10.00am: Held Divine Service

Sick list 11


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17 July 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.55am: Engineer Sub-Lieut Harroway, Acting Sub-Lieut Keogh and Artificer Engineer Mungall RNR joined ship

9.00pm: Herbert James Read, Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve, lost his life whilst bathing at Ireland Island

Sick list 10


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18 July 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Patrol, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.30am: Body of late H J Read, Seaman RNR, Recovered

6.15am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

7.50am: Coal lighter secured alongside

8.10am: Hands coal ship

8.15am: Discharged 3 prisoners to HMS CAESAR

Noon: Finished coaling 158 Tons

1.15pm: Landed funeral party

2.35pm: 2 Stokers joined ship from Royal Naval Hospital

3.15pm: Funeral party returned

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as required for leaving harbour

6.50pm: North Rock abeam (S32W) 4.3 miles

Sick list 5


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19 July 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Patrol, or at Sea

Lat 34.02, Long -68.56

Sick list 11


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20 July 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Patrol, or at Sea

Lat 35.53, Long -72.53

1.15am: Engine room windsail blew away.

5.00am: Port lower Boom carried away.

5.30am: Reduced to 40 revs altered course S37W. Securing boats, Port lower boom etc

10.00am: Hands employed securing gear on mess deck and as requisite.

Hoses, canvas, delivery No 3, 40ft, 4 in No. washed overboard

35a Lantern, Police, washed overboard

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

7.00pm: Signalled Danish SS SIMIS [?SIRIUS] for Norfolk, Virginia

Sick list 11


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21 July 1916

From Bermuda to Chesapeake Patrol, or at Sea

Lat 36.93, Long -75.92

5.00am: Sighted HMS CUMBERLAND ahead

5.10am: Stopped and communicated with HMS CUMBERLAND

9.00am: Courses as requisite for patrolling off Chesapeake

11.40pm: Stopped both: Cape Charles Light N45W, Cape Charles Light Vessel N31W, Cape Henry N34W

Sick list 13


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22 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.88, Long -75.86

4.10am: Half ahead both

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.15pm: US battleship weighed and proceeded on Easterly course

7.45pm: No 2 CB [?Chesapeake Bay] Light Buoy abeam

10.30pm: Stopped

Sick list 13


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23 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.88, Long -75.87

3.20am: Course SE

9.50am: Stopped both: head to S23E

10.00am: Stopped and communicated with SS DEVIAN, British from Baltimore

4.48pm: Cape Charles Light Vessel abeam N32W(S) [bearing taken from stern] 2.6 miles

Sick list 10


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24 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.85, Long -75.72

5.35am: No 2 CB Light Buoy abeam close

5.55am: Stopped. Cape Charles Lighthouse N3E, Cape Charles Inner Light Vessel N54W, Cape Henry Lighthouse N81W }S

10.45am: Course as requisite for closing HMS BERWICK

11.00am: Stopped

11.20am: Proceeded S11E

Sick list 8


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25 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 35.77, Long -74.6

3.00am: Stopped both

8.55am: Dropped target

9.05am: Carried out firing at drifting target with .303-inch aiming rifle

10.50am: Stopped and picked up target

11.00am: Proceeded WNW

11.15am: Signalled British SS LEONATUS of Glasgow

6.40pm: Stopped both engines

Sick list 6


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26 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.12, Long -74.53

5.00am: Half ahead both

5.32am: Stop both

8.55am: Dropped target

9.05am: Carried out sub-calibre firing. Courses and speeds as requisite

10.38am: Hoisted in target

11.30am: Set course N22W

1.16pm: Stopped. Sent seaboat to SS VIKA

1.45pm: Seaboat returned

4.03pm: Half ahead both

4.15pm: Stopped both

7.00pm: Half ahead both

Sick list 6


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27 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.88, Long -75.86

0.15am: Stopped. Communicated with HMS BERWICK by flashing lamp

0.33am: Proceeded N57W

4.55am: Stopped

8.55am: Half ahead both

9.41am: Stopped both

10.33am: Lowered port seaboat and communicated with SS HELREDALE, Baltimore to Gibraltar

11.00am: Hoisted Port Seaboat

11.58am: Three-quarters ahead both

12.57pm: Stopped both

1.08pm: Proceeded at 40 revs

2.53pm: Stopped both

7.00pm: Proceeded 40 revs

7.25pm: Stopped both

8.30pm: Half ahead both

11.00pm: Stopped both

Sick list 6


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28 July 1916

At Chesapeake Patrol

Lat 36.9, Long -75.9

3.30am: 50 revs

7.10am: Stopped both. Cape Henry N18W

9.40am: Proceeded as requisite for boarding SS GRACIANA

10.07am: Stopped both

Noon: Proceeded as requisite for closing Norwegian steamer

12.15pm: Stopped both

2.02pm: Half ahead both

3.00pm: Sighted HMS BERWICK ahead

3.29pm: Stopped both

3.52pm: Set course N74E

Sick list 8


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29 July 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 38.59, Long -71.38

Sick list 8


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30 July 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 41.07, Long -66.37

9.20am: Captain’s inspection of divisions

10.00am: Held Divine Service

7.30pm: Passed through strong tide rips

Sick list 8


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31 July 1916

From Chesapeake Patrol to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.11am: Came to with Port anchor in Examination Anchorage. Hands employed rigging ship for coaling

3.25pm: Fog lifted

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded up harbour. Course and speed as requisite

4.10pm: Stopped and moored in “C” berth

5.10pm: SS BROOKWOOD came alongside

5.55pm: Hands fell in for coaling ship

6.13pm: Commenced coaling

7.30pm: Hands to supper

8.10pm: Resumed coaling

10.00pm: Ceased coaling

Sick list 8



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

5.00am: Lit fires in steam pinnace

5.30am: Resumed coaling

6.00am: Lit fires in picket boat

8.00am: Hands to breakfast

8.35am: Resumed coaling

9.20am: Discharged 1 boy to Royal Naval College sick quarters

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.35pm: Discharged 1 seaman, Royal Naval Reserve, to CALGARIAN

12.40pm: Resumed coaling

1.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 1348 tons of coal

5.00pm: Gave leave to Port watch from 5.30 to 10.00pm

6.00pm: 16 ratings joined ship viz: 1 Engine Room Artificer, 1 Plumber, 1 Shipwright, 1 Signalman, 1 Officers Steward Third Class, 1 Cook’s mate, 1 boy Telegraphist, 9 stokers. 1 Able Seaman rejoined from hospital

6.45pm: Steam pinnace moored up and drew fires

11.00pm: Picket boat moored up and drew fires

Sick list 8


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2 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.00am: Assistant Paymaster Hayes RNR joined ship

12.45pm: Paid monthly money

Sick list 6


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3 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.10am: Provisioning party landed

11.05am: COAST GUARD came alongside with provisions and party

1.30pm: Hands employed provisioning and storing ship

6.00pm: 1 Boy joined ship from HMS BERWICK

Sick list 6


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4 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.30am: Landed Roman Catholics for Commemoration Service

9.45am: Landed Church of England party for Commemoration at Cathedral

1.05pm: Church parties returned on board

Sick list 3, Hospital 3


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5 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

10.05am: Discharged 1 Ordinary Seaman to Royal Navy Sick Quarters

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

12.55pm: HMS DRAKE entered harbour and secured to wharf

3.00pm: 1 man rejoined ship from HMCS NIOBE

4.00pm: Read warrant 309

Sick list 3


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6 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (25)

10.20am: Held Divine Service

11.10am: Roman Catholic church party returned

Sick list 3


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7 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

1.30pm: Landed funeral firing party, band and mourners

4.15pm: Funeral party returned

6.30pm: Officer of Guard boarded SS SCOTIAN

6.50pm: Major Wray, Royal Marine Light Infantry, and 1 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship from LEVIATHAN

Midnight: Sent Duty Steam Boat to Flagship

Sick list 4


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8 August 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

12.35am: Duty Steam Boat returned

3.00am: Duty Steam Boat to HMCS NIOBE

3.30am: Duty Steam Boat to flagship

4.15am: Duty Steam Boat returned

7.30am: Rigged diving boat

9.00am: Exercised divers at deep water diving

4.00pm: 4 ratings joined ship from Royal Naval hospital

Sick list 4


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9 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Halifax

Lat 44.51, Long -62.78

6.15am: Watch unmoored ship

7.35am: Weighed. Course and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour with convoy

9.35am: Convoy took station astern in order SCANDINAVIAN, SCOTIAN, METAGAMA, CAMERONIA

Noon: Convoy in station

2.26pm: Hauled out on starboard bow of convoy

6.00pm: Convoy in station

7.55pm: Took station ahead of convoy

8.00pm: Convoy in station astern

10.00pm: CAMERONIA astern of station

Sick list 4


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10 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 45.56, Long -56.85

3.30am: SS CAMERONIA astern of station

6.00am, 7.00am & 8.00am: Sounding

2.00pm: Took station on starboard bow of convoy

Convoy in station

4.00pm: Resumed station ahead of convoy

5.00pm: US SS THANSON[?] bound west

Convoy in station

Sick list 4


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11 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 47.3, Long -50.88

1.52am: Cape Race Light bore N59E

3.00am: Cape Race Light abeam N14E 11.2 miles

4.00am: Convoy in station

7.30am: SS SCOTIAN astern of station

10.05am: Took station on starboard bow of convoy

Noon: Took station on port bow of convoy. Signalled British SS CAMITO for Norfolk, Virginia

12.23pm: Stopped for funeral on HMT [His Majesty’s Transport] CAMERONIA

12.35pm: Proceeded

12.40pm: Took up position ahead of convoy

5.10pm: Fog cleared. SCOTIAN, METAGAMA and CAMERONIA picking up their stations

8.00pm: Convoy in station

Sick list 4


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12 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 49.5, Long -45.33

4.15am: Fog cleared

5.00am: Took station to starboard of convoy

10.00am: Keeping station on starboard beam of convoy

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Convoy in station

Sick list 4


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13 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 51.66, Long -39.53

Convoy in station

10.00am: Held Divine Service

3.58pm: Took station ahead of convoy

Convoy in station

Sick list 4


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14 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 53.43, Long -32.85

Convoy in station

11.50am: Took station on starboard beam of convoy

4.00pm: Convoy in station. Fog hanging astern of convoy

4.10pm: Took station ahead of convoy

Convoy in station

Sick list 3


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15 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 54.3, Long -25.6

Convoy in station

12.45pm: Took station on starboard beam of convoy

5.01pm: Took station ahead of convoy

Sick list 6


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16 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 54.77, Long -19.93

Convoy in station

5.55am: SS METAGAMA hauled out of line for repairs to machinery

6.00am: Turning to Port

6.12am: Slow both, turning to starboard

6.13am: Stop both

6.15am: Half ahead both

6.50am: Took station ahead of convoy. METAGAMA completed repairs and in station

12.45pm: Hauled out to station on starboard beam of convoy

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Took station ahead of convoy

Sick list 6


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17 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, or at Sea

Lat 55.08, Long -13.58

10.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear and as requisite

1.30am: Sighted destroyers on Port bow

12.23pm: Parted company with convoy. Proceeded in company with HMS LARNE

12.40pm: Helm amidships, indicators unfixed

10.00pm: Sighted Aran Island Light bearing S20E

10.05am: Sighted Tory Island Light bearing S61E

Sick list 6


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18 August 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Greenock, North Britain, and at Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

0.05am: Tory Island Light abeam 1 mile

2.21am: Inishtrahull Light abeam 17 miles

3.44am: Inishowen Light abeam 3.0 miles

5.20am: Rue Point Light abeam 1 mile. Courses various rounding Tor Point

7.00am: Maidens abeam distant 4.5 miles

8.26am: Ailsa Craig abeam 2.5 miles

8.50am: Pladda abeam 2.5 miles

Hands employed preparing for coaling

11.45am: Stop both

11.50am: Came to with Port anchor. Care and maintenance party joined ship (83)

12.25pm: Collier SS ETAL MANOR secured alongside

2.00pm: Major Wray, Royal Marine Light Infantry, and 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, left ship for Chatham Headquarters

2.02pm: Commenced coaling

2.25pm: Discharged 8 Invalids for Stonehouse Hospital

2.25pm: Discharged 1 Warrant Officer, Mr Francis, and 1 electrician to HMS DEFIANCE

3.30pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer to hospital Greenock

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.35pm: Resumed coaling

5.00pm: HM ships REPULSE, MOON, MYSTIC proceeded out of harbour

5.05pm: HMS GENTIAN anchored

7.00pm: Hands to supper

7.40pm: Commander Burt left ship

7.55pm: Resumed coaling

11.00pm: Cocoa

11.20pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 6


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19 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

Hands coaling ship

1.00am: Finished coaling. Received 1210 tons of coal

2.00am: Piped down

2.30am: Cast off collier

8.30am: Hands to wash

Ship’s Company proceeded on 7 days leave

Sick list 5


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20 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes


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21 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8


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22 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

3.30pm: Ordinary Seaman Rose discharged to Hospital


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23 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

2.00pm: Draft of 33 boys joined ship. Petty Officer Dunsmuir joined ship


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24 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

3.30pm: Writer Third H Coombs joined ship


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25 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

11.00am: 6 Seamen and stoker ratings joined ship from Devonport

11.30am: Captain Bowden-Smith RN joined ship

6.30pm: Discharged Boy Lippet [?Lippett] to hospital


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26 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

8.15am: Working party, 1 Petty Officer and 6 men, left for duty on board HMS LEVIATHAN

11.20am: Working party returned. Boy Saunders discharged to hospital

11.45am: Captain Hobson, Royal Marine Light Infantry, and 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship

12.50pm: Fleet-Surgeon Sawdy RN joined ship. Boy Saunders joined from hospital

2.00pm: Hands employed hoisting out torpedoes

2.30pm: Boy Lippet joined from hospital

4.50pm: SS POLAR LIGHT came alongside. Hands employed taking in 4 torpedoes and hoisting out 4 torpedoes into carrier

7.55pm: Finished transporting torpedoes

8.05pm: POLAR LIGHT cast off


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27 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

9.40am: Patrol landed

Noon: Ship’s Company returned from leave. 39 ratings joined ship from depot

7.00pm: Discharged 98 ratings to depot. Lieut Nosworthy RNR, Sub-Lieut McKay RNR left ship

9.00pm: Fleet-Surgeon Cooper RN left ship

9.40pm: Captain Innes, Royal Marine Light Infantry, left ship for Forton barracks


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28 August 1916

At Greenock, North Britain

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

9.10am: Surgeon French RN, Assistant Paymaster Symons left ship

11.55am: HMS HOPE and HMS BRISK entered harbour

12.15pm: HMS FAULKNOR entered harbour

2.46pm: HMS NONSUCH arrived

2.49pm: HMS MANDATE arrived

7.05pm: 13 Stokers 1st Class, 1 Officer’s Steward 1st Class, 1 Officer’s Steward 2nd Class, left ship for depot Devonport

Sick list 3


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29 August 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, Canada, and at Greenock

Lat 55.97, Long -4.8

7.00am: Landed working party

9.10am: Hands employed stowing bullion and rigging day defence gear, getting in stores and as requisite

9.50am: Tug SAMSON with bullion secured alongside

10.35am: Sent 3 deserters’ bags and hammocks to HMS LEVIATHAN

11.05am: Tug SAMSON cast off

11.25am: Weighed and proceeded in company with HMS HOPE and HMS BRISK

12.10pm: Destroyers took station 7 cables on Port and Starboard bows

1.00pm: Little Cumbrae Light abeam 5 miles

5.10pm: Fair Head abeam

7.30pm: Inishtrahull Lighthouse abeam 8 miles

9.35pm: Tory Island Light abeam 12 miles

Sick list 3


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30 August 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 55.35, Long -15.2

5.35am: Destroyers took station ahead

9.50am: Destroyer escort proceeded in execution of previous orders

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 5


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31 August 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 55.33, Long -21.8

Sick list 8



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 55.19, Long -25.98

3rd watch at night defence

6.05am: Increased to 60 revs, Abandoned night defence stations

7.00am: Increased to 65 revs. Hands employed cleaning ship

8.00am: Increased to 70 revs. Streamed Patent Log showing 668.1

9.00am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters

Hands employed as requisite

(Lost by accident, one pair of boots, sea, leather)

5.30pm: Retarded clocks 17 minutes

7.30pm: Retarded clocks 17 minutes

3rd watch at night defence

Sick list 8


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2 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 54.68, Long -33.3

Sick list 9


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3 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 53.94, Long -40.48

9.20am: Divisions. Captain’s inspection

10.15am: Divine Service

Sick list 8


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4 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 53.32, Long -46.67

Sick list 9


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5 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 52.08, Long -53.18

11.15am: Sighted iceberg 2 points on port bow

12.19pm: Iceberg abeam 5.1 miles distant

12.45pm: Sighted iceberg 5 points on port bow

1.51pm: Sighted iceberg 2 points on starboard bow

3.20pm: Sighted land (Belle Isle) bearing N62W

3.29pm: Sighted iceberg 5 points on port bow

5.32pm: Berg N18E 10 miles

6.50pm: Belle Isle South point abeam 3.5 miles

Sick list 8


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6 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 50.05, Long -59.63

0.13am: Amour Point abeam

1.25am: Greenly Island Light abeam

2.17am: Fellone [?Ferolle] Point Light abeam

4.05am: Rich Point abeam S10E (Compass) distant 18 miles

7.28am: Flat Island abeam

11.05am: St Mary’s Island Lighthouse abeam 12 miles

7.22pm: Heath Point Lighthouse bearing N78W (Compass)

8.23pm: Heath Point Light abeam 7.5 miles

10.37pm: Bagot Bluff Light abeam 7 miles

Sick list 6


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7 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

Lat 49.31, Long -65.83

3.22am: Sighted South-West Point Light bearing N7W

3.48am: Sighted Cape Gaspe Light bearing S70W

3.54am: South-West Point Light abeam 16.7 miles

5.31am: Cape Rosier abeam 19 miles

7.14am: Fame Point abeam

8.05am: Cloridorme Light abeam 5.5 miles

10.00am: Cape Magdalen Light abeam 4.5 miles

1.17pm: Martin [?Marlin] Rock abeam 3.5 miles

2.15pm: St Anne Point abeam

3.40pm: Cape Chat abeam

5.13pm: Metis Light abeam 5.5 miles bearing S6E (Compass)

9.53pm: Father Point Light abeam 7.75 miles bearing S6E (Compass)

11.25pm: Bicquette Light abeam 6 miles bearing S6E (Compass)

Sick list 7


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8 September 1916

From Greenock, North Britain, to Quebec, or at Sea

[Lat 48.08, Long -69.55 estimated]

2.14am: Stopped

2.30am: Came to with Port Bower anchor. Red Islet Light Vessel S25W 3 cables

11.45am: Fog slowly lifted

12.25pm: Commenced heaving in

12.30pm: Anchor aweigh, half speed ahead both, helm a-starboard, Course as requisite

1.00pm: Red Islet Lighthouse abeam 1.7 miles

1.34pm: White Island Light Vessel abeam 1.0 miles. Hands employed getting up 7.5-inch ammunition and as requisite

5.10pm: Course as requisite for going through South Traverse

5.48pm: South Traverse Light Vessel abeam 1 cable

9.40pm: Stopped for examination boat

10.44pm: Anchored off Quebec

Sick list 5


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9 September 1916

At Quebec, Canada

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

6.15am: Preparing for discharge of ammunition

9.30am: Hands employed getting up ammunition for returning and as requisite

12.15pm: Hands employed disembarking ammunition and war heads

8.50pm: Working Party returned

Sick list 5


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10 September 1916

From Quebec to Montreal, and at Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

6.30am: Landed working party with ammunition

1.45pm: Hands employed working main derrick and preparing to get under weigh

2.30pm: Anchor aweigh

2.50pm: Ammunition Party returned

2.55pm: Proceeded at 60 revs, pilot in charge of ship

8.00pm: Passed city of Three Rivers

10.25pm: Stopped both engines

10.31pm: Let go starboard anchor

At Single Anchor off town of Sorel, St Lawrence River

Sick list 4


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11 September 1916

From Quebec to Montreal, and at Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

5.35am: Weighed and proceeded 80 revs. Pilot in charge

6.23am: Came to with Port Bower anchor

7.42am: Weighed and proceeded

10.30am: Stop both. Tugs came alongside and secured, 1 ahead, 1 on each quarter. Engines as necessary for securing alongside Vickers Wharf. Hoisted out Picket Boat, sent working party ashore

11.15am: Ship secured; finished with Main Engines. Worked Main derrick. Out steam pinnace. Picket boat proceeded to refit at Vickers Yard

1.00pm: Confidential Signal books returned to Captain’s safe

1.00pm: Hands employed discharging bullion, uncovering boats and as requisite

2.00pm: Received 8 bags of mails

4.15pm: Finished discharging bullion

5.00pm: Paid monthly money

Sick list 5


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12 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Hands employed – Side party scraping ship’s side. Bosun’s Party refitting. Remainder of hands as requisite. Gunner’s Party dismounting 3-pounders

10.45am: Discharged 1 Able Seaman (cot case) to Hospital

8.45pm: Landed Patrol

11.15pm: Patrol returned

Sick list 5


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13 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.10am: HMCS FLORENCE arrived

3.15pm: HMCS FLORENCE proceeded down river

6.20pm: Received 2 bags of mails

Sick list 7


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14 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.40pm: 4 Absentees under escort and 3 ratings from hospital joined ship from Naval Depot, Halifax

Sick list 7


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15 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Sick list 7


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16 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

9.00pm: Landed Patrol

11.15pm: Patrol returned on board

Sick list 6


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17 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Party (50)

10.15am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians Church Party (37)

Sick list 7


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18 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Sick list 8


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19 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

10.00am: Received 7 bags of mails

4.00pm: Read warrants 310, 311, 312, 313

5.45pm: 3 prisoners with escort left ship for Melville Island Detention barracks, Halifax

Sick list 7


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20 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

7.00am: Received 15 bags of mails

Sick list 8


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21 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Landed Seaman Battalion and Field Gun crew. Remainder of hands refitting ship

11.45am: Seamen returned

Sick list 6


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22 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

3.00pm: Received 1 bag of mails

6.30pm: Landing Seaman Battalion, Field Gun and Marine detachment on recruiting march

11.15pm: Seaman Battalion and Marine detachment returned onboard from recruiting march

Sick list 6


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23 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

11.30am: Escort returned from Halifax

Sick list 6


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24 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.20am: Roman Catholic Church party (33) landed for Divine Service

10.40am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians (19) landed

11.30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned on board

12.18pm: Church parties returned

Sick list 6


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25 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Sick list 8


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26 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Hands employed refitting ship and clearing fore provision room

3.45pm: Received 2 bags of mails

8.00pm: Discharged 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to HMT JASON for passage to England

Sick list 8


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27 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Hands employed refitting ship and clearing fore provision room

4.15pm: HRH the Duke of Connaught and staff arrived on board

4.45pm: Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Connaught and Princess Patricia of Connaught arrived on board

5.30pm: The Royal visitors left the ship

11.45pm: Steam pinnace left the ship to examine suspicious light

Sick list 7


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28 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

4.00am: Steam Pinnace still away from ship

8.45am: Bosun’s Party, Gunners and Carpenters parties as requisite. Remainder of hands coaling ship

1.00pm: Hands employed coaling and refitting ship

Took in 43 tons of coal

2.30pm: Steam Pinnace refloated and returned to ship

Sick list 7


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29 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

3.15pm: Received 2 bags of mails

Sick list 6


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30 September 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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1 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

1.00am: Fires alight in steam pinnace

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship

8.20am: Church of England party landed

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic and Non-conformist church parties

9.20am: Divisions and Prayers

11.10am: Church of England party returned

11.50am: Roman Catholic church party returned

1.00pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7am, Boys of both watches till 8pm

3.45pm: Nonconformist church party returned on board

Sick list 7


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2 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

12.45pm: Made Monthly payment in dollars

Sick list 6


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3 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Sick list 7


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4 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Sick list 2


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5 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

11.00pm: 4th engineer of transport ahead of ship fell in and was drowned

Sick list 2


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6 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for diving

9.00am: Hands refitting ship. Divers at work searching for corpse

11.45am: Divers recovered corpse ahead of ship

4.00pm: Read warrant 314

4.30pm: Received 2 bags of mails. Escort with 1 prisoner left for Halifax

Sick list 3


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7 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 2


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8 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.15am: Landed Church of England and Roman Catholic church parties

10.05am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian church party

10.45am: Discharged 1 boy to hospital

11.20am: Church of England church party returned

11.30am: Roman Catholic party returned

Sick list Nil


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9 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Sick list Nil


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10 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

9.10am: Escort returned on board from Halifax

Sick list 1


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11 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

3.45pm: Received 3 bags of mails

Sick list 1


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12 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Noon: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker to Hospital

4.00pm: Received 4 bags of mails

Sick list 2


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13 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Sick list 2


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14 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Hands employed refitting ship

2.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 2


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15 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.10am: Landed Church of England party

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholic party (24)

10.15am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian party (28)

11.15am: Church of England party returned

11.35am: Roman Catholic party returned

12.45pm: Wesleyan and Presbyterian church party returned on board

Sick list 2


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16 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship and painting down from aloft

3.45pm: Received 4 bags of mails

Sick list 2


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17 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship

Lost by accident: 3 paint brushes Pattern 4

Sick list 3


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18 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed painting ship’s side, refitting ship and as requisite

3.50pm: Received 5 bags of mails

Sick list 4


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19 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed cleaning and painting out boats and refitting ship

10.45am: Discharged Able Seaman Keenan to hospital

Sick list 4


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20 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed painting and refitting ship

10.15am: 2 privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship

2 pattern 4 paint brushes lost by accident

Sick list 5


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21 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Hands employed refitting ship

11.35am: Cast off ship from jetty

Noon: Entered floating dock

12.30pm: Commenced pumping out dock

1.20pm: Ship took blocks aft

4.00pm: Dock pumped dry

Sick list 5


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22 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.10am: Church of England and Roman Catholic church parties landed

10.25am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties

11.10am: Church of England church party returned on board

11.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned on board

12.28pm: Wesleyan and Presbyterian church party returned on board

Sick list 3


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23 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

9.00am: Hands employed ranging cable and refitting ship generally

1.15pm: Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom, getting up cable and refitting ship generally

3.55pm: Received 12 bags of mails

Sick list 3


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24 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed working and surveying cable, cleaning ship’s bottom and refitting ship

4.00pm: Read Warrant 315

Sick list 5


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25 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.30am: 27 stoker ratings left to join Russian ice breaker on trials

Hands employed refitting ship and rigging stages in bottom of dock

Sick list 5


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26 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed restowing cable, painting ship’s bottom and as requisite

Sick list 1


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27 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Hands employed refitting ship generally

Sick list Nil


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28 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.15am: Hands employed refitting and getting up sheet cable

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

2.00pm: Chief Stoker Bridgeman joined ship from hospital

Sick list 1


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29 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

7.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship

9.15am: Roman Catholic and Church of England parties landed

10.05am: Wesleyan and Presbyterian church party landed. Steaming party from icebreaker returned on board. Roman Catholic and Church of England parties returned

Sick list 2


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30 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

8.00am: Hands employed unstaging and preparing ship for undocking

9.00am: Commenced flooding dock

11.19am: Ship floated

11.55am: Undocked ship

12.30pm: Secured alongside wharf

1.40pm: Hands preparing to coal ship

2.30pm: Hauled out from dock wall

3.20pm: Secured collier

4.20pm: Received 2 bags of mails

4.45pm: Commenced coaling

7.30pm: Cease Fire. Supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

11.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 2


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31 October 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

6.00am: Hands fell in for coaling

6.05am: Resumed coaling

8.00am: Cease Fire. Breakfast

8.30am: Resumed coaling

Noon: Cease Fire. Dinner

12.45pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.30pm: Hands to supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

10.00pm: Finished coaling. Took in 1746 tons from collier GERMANIC

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 November 1916

At Montreal, Province of Quebec

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

Fires alight in picket boat

6.15am: Hands employed casting off collier and securing ship alongside dock wall

7.45am: Replaced main derrick

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for basin trials

11.00am: Commenced basin trials

12.30pm: Completed basin trials

12.45pm: Starboard watch employed provisioning ship. Port Watch securing ship.

Hands employed provisioning ship, preparing seaboats etc

3.00pm: Ship’s Corporal Taylor left ship for recovery of deserters

4.30pm: Gave leave to Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and leading hands of port watch till 11pm

Fires alight in Picket boat

Sick list 2


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2 November 1916

From Montreal, Province of Quebec, to Three Rivers, Province of Quebec, and at Montreal

Lat 45.55, Long -73.52

6.00am: Worked main derrick. Getting ready to cast off and preparing for sea

9.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

10.45am: Floating crane came alongside

10.50am: Worked main derrick. Hoisted in Picket boat and steam pinnace

11.20am: Left Vickers dock jetty. Pilot in charge. Engines as necessary

11.45am: Slipped Tugs

4.29pm: Stopped both. Let go starboard anchor

Sick list 5


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3 November 1916

From Three Rivers to Quebec, Province of Quebec, and at Quebec

Lat 46.82, Long -71.2

4.45am: Shortened in

5.13am: Weighed anchor and proceeded. Courses and Speeds as requisite for navigating St Lawrence. Pilot in Charge

8.30am: Stopped both

8.45am: Proceeded

10.17am: Courses as requisite for anchoring at Quebec

10.25am: Stopped both

10.30am: Came to with Port anchor. Pilot left ship

11.00am: Ammunition lighters came alongside. Hands embarking ammunition. 3 deserters brought aboard by detectives

12.45pm: Hands employed ammunitioning ship

4.40pm: Finished ammunitioning

Sick list 5


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4 November 1916

From Quebec, Province of Quebec, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Quebec

Lat 47.56, Long -70.09

6.15am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

6.30am: Shortened in

6.40am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded Engines and helm as requisite

9.00am: Course and speed as requisite for going through Traverses

11.02am: Lower Traverse Light Vessel abeam 2 cables

12.57pm: Cape Boche[?] abeam 0.7 miles

1.31pm: Cape Dogs abeam 0.8 miles

4.34pm: Bicquette Island Light abeam

5.44pm: Father Point abeam

7.03pm: Metis Light abeam 9 miles

Sick list 7


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5 November 1916

From Quebec to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 48.75, Long -62.55

0.55am: Martin River Light abeam 7.0 miles

1.35am: Sighted Cape Magdalen Light S44E

2.58am: Cape Magdalen Light abeam 12.0 miles

5.52am: Fame Point abeam. Steamer abeam without lights

10.45am: Tramp steamship bound west in ballast (South 4 miles)

1.20pm: Tramp steamship in ballast bound west (South 8 miles) Lat 48.52, Long -62.17

3.20pm: Tramp steamship hull down bound west (South 11 miles) Lat 48.27, Long -61.75

5.45pm: Sighted Bird Rock Light bearing S56W

9.40pm: Sighted St Paul Island Light bearing S55W (Compass)

10.05pm: Sighted Cape Ray Light bearing S84E (Compass)

11.00pm: Steamer steering NW0.5N (Compass). No lights. 3 masts and 1 funnel. Wireless

Sick list 6


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6 November 1916

From Quebec to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 44.63, Long -60.38

3.45am: Scatarie Island Light S84W, Flint Island Light N70W

5.30am: Placed submarine lookouts 3rd watch at day defence

7.05am: Sighted tramp steamer bound East {Lat 45.47, Long -59.17}

9.00am: Read warrant 316

8.15pm: Sounded 54 fathoms

Sick list 6


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7 November 1916

From Quebec to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

3.30am: Sighted Sambro Light Vessel N20E (Compass)

4.25am: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 1.25 miles

5.00am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour zig-zagging

6.40am: Lowered both seaboats for securing ship

7.10am: Ship secured alongside wharf. Hands employed rigging brows and coaling gear

8.00am: Received 6 bags of mails

8.10am: Oiler ASTRAKAN [ASTRAKHAN] secured alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling

11.25am: Oiler cast off. Received 88 tons oil

11.55am: Read warrants 317, 318, 319

11.55am: Landed 1 cot case (Craddock, musician) for sick quarters

Noon: Cease Fire

12.40pm: Resumed coaling. Discharged 3 prisoners to Melville Island detention barracks

1.25pm: 3 deserters brought on board from HMCS NIOBE

1.30pm: 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, discharged to HMCS NIOBE

4.00pm: Cease Fire – Tea

4.25pm: 2 ratings joined ship from detention barracks

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

5.10pm: 1 Ordinary Seaman joined ship from Royal Naval Sick Quarters

7.00pm: Cease Fire – Finished coaling for the night

Sick list 9


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8 November 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, NAJ[?], and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.15am: Hands resumed coaling

8.00am: Breakfast

8.30am: Resumed coaling

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 683 tons

11.30am: Read warrants 320, 321 and 322

12.15pm: Received 5 bags of mails

1.15pm: Discharged 3 prisoners to Melville detention quarters

3.05pm: 1 rating returned from Melville Island detention quarters

4.00pm: Cast off from wharf. Turned in stream assisted by tug aft. Engines and helm as requisite

4.20pm: Proceeded down harbour

4.33pm: Passed through gate

4.45pm: Maugher Lighthouse abeam close

5.00pm: Portuguese Shoal abeam

Sick list 9


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9 November 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, NAJ, and at Sea

Lat 43.13, Long -57.42

2.00am & 3.00am: Sounding

6.00am: Placed Submarine lookouts – Day defence

4.05pm: Read warrant 323

Sick list 10


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10 November 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Rendezvous, NAJ, and back

Lat 43.0, Long -55.15

5.50pm: Challenged HMS CALGARIAN

Sick list 12


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11 November 1916

From Rendezvous, NAJ, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.00am: Placed submarine lookouts, watch to day defence

10.20am: Sambro Lightship bearing S60W

11.30am: MacNab island abeam

11.45am: Anchored in C berth

1.25pm: Received 5 bags of mails

1.35pm: Collier TWILIGHT came alongside

2.15pm: Commenced coaling

2.45pm: Discharged 1 rating to sick quarters

3.00pm: 2 deserters brought on board from HMCS NIOBE

4.00pm: Cease Fire. Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

6.30pm: Cease fire. Hands to supper

7.00pm: Resumed coaling

10.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 777 tons

Sick list 7


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12 November 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

6.40am: Cast off collier

Sick list 8


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13 November 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

12.50pm: Lighter with derrick for lifting gun shield came alongside

4.40pm: Sent 4 bags of mails to dockyard for HMS BERWICK

6.30pm: Landed patrol

Sick list 7


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14 November 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

Noon: Lost by accident 1 sou’wester improved pattern

5.00pm: HMCS GRILSE proceeded up harbour

7.15pm: Received 14 bags of mails for HMS LEVIATHAN and ISIS

11.35pm: Dispatch boat came alongside

Sick list 6


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15 November 1916

At Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

8.30am: Landed provisioning party

Noon: Received 4 bags of mails

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

8.30pm: Sambro Light Vessel abeam 8 miles

Sick list 6


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16 November 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, or at Sea

Lat 40.98, Long -65.93

1.00am & 2.00am: Sounding

1.30pm: Sighted Dutch SS BACCHUS bound East {Lat 40.88, Long -66.2}

6.15pm: Sighted 2 steamers, one steering Easterly and one W~

8.35pm: Steamer passed 1.5 miles on port beam steering ~

9.17pm: Passed steamer 3 miles on port beam steering East

11.50pm: Passed steamer steering South 5 miles on Port beam

Sick list 6


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17 November 1916

From Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York Patrol, and on New York Patrol

Lat 39.2, Long -73.0

3.20am: Sighted steamer without lights bearing N48W

8.00am: Sounded 80 fathoms

8.10am: Passed tramp steamship bound East (5 miles South)

9.30am: Sighted tanker bearing South bound East

10.40am: Sounded 40 fathoms

2.10pm: Schooner bearing N31W distant 12 miles steering SSE

5.40pm: Passed US SS SILVER SHELL bound ENE

9.15pm: Steamer steering Southwesterly course passed 5 miles NW

Sick list 6


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18 November 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 36.08, Long -69.5

Noon: Sighted bark bearing ESE 14 miles bound NE

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 8


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19 November 1916

From New York Patrol to Bermuda, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.43, Long -65.15

9.50am: Divine Service

1.56pm: North Rock Lighthouse abeam 3 miles

3.25pm: Altered course as requisite for approaching Narrows

4.00pm: Helm and Engines as necessary for entering harbour

5.14pm: Stopped both engines

5.35pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in A berth, Grassy Bay {berth 104.5 degrees 3 cables 177 yards from Dockyard Clock Tower}

Sick list 6


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20 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.30am: Hands employed getting ship ready for going alongside coaling wall, and preparing for coaling

7.00am: Anchor aweigh, engines and helm as necessary for going alongside wharf

7.45am: Secured alongside

9.00am: 1 Schoolmaster, 1 Carpenter’s crew joined ship from depot

9.40am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: 1 Stoker, Royal Naval Reserve, joined ship from HMS TERROR

Noon: Ceased coaling. Dinner

12.35pm: Resumed coaling

3.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 650 tons

5.00pm: Sent 2 signal ratings to HMS TERROR for duty at Commissioner’s House

Sick list 5


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21 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.40am: HMS CAESAR proceeded to sea

7.25am: Cast off from wharf, engines and helm as requisite for shifting to A berth

7.45am: Anchored with starboard in A berth

7.50am: Finished with main engines {berth 104.5 degrees 6 cables 177 yards from Dockyard Clock Tower}

10.30am: Commander-in-Chief came onboard

5.30pm: Landed Patrol

10.30pm: Liberty men and patrol returned on board

Sick list 3


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22 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.45am: Engineers, Carpenter, Gunners and Torpedo store parties landed drawing stores

10.40am: Discharged 1 Able Seaman and 1 Stoker 1st Class to Royal Naval Hospital

11.40am: Store parties returned on board

12.45pm: USA training ship NEWPORT proceeded to sea

3.20pm: HMS CAESAR arrived and anchored

Sick list 5


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23 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.00am: HMS LEVIATHAN’s picket boat called alongside

6.40am: HMS ROXBURGH got under weigh for practice

8.45am Landed dockyard parties for drawing stores

10.30am: HMS LEVIATHAN undocked

1.10pm: Landed dockyard parties for drawing stores

3.55pm: Dockyard parties returned

Sick list 6


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24 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Landed dockyard parties

11.45am: Dockyard parties returned

1.15pm: Landed dockyard parties

4.35pm: HMS ROXBURGH and DRAKE arrived and anchored

Sick list 8


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25 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.50am: Landed Boatswains, Carpenters and Engineers store parties

Noon: Dockyard parties returned

2.20pm: Store lighter came alongside. Starboard watch employed getting in stores

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.20pm: Libertymen and patrol returned on board

Sick list 7


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26 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.20am: Landed Roman Catholic Church party

9.05am: Landed Wesleyan church party (10)

10.25am: Divine Service

10.40am: Roman Catholic Church party returned on board

11.35am: Wesleyans returned on board

4.30pm: Landed patrol

Sick list 6


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27 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.30am: Read warrants Nos 325, 326

7.15am: Discharged 2 prisoners to detention

8.00am: HMS ROXBURGH proceeded to sea

9.20am: Gunlayers of all guns, Seaman Gunners and acting Seaman Gunners and Ordinary Seamen qualifying for Able Seaman to .303-inch Aiming rifle practice. Sightsetters and breechworkers at drill

9.45am: HMS DRAKE proceeded to sea

10.30am: Discharged CPO Scantlebury to hospital (cotcase)

1.15pm: Landed dockyard parties

1.20pm: Same party as in forenoon at .303 aiming rifle practice. Torpedo party testing dropping gear

6.45pm: Escort returned on board

Sick list 6


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28 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.56am: Shortened in cable

7.11am: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as requisite

7.46am: Stopped both

7.50am: Anchored Port anchor off Crawl Point

Lost by accident 1 transmitter Pattern No 857 for navy phone Pattern No 2140A

1.30pm: 7.5-inch, 6-inch and 3-pounder guns crews at .303-inch aiming rifle practice at targets towed by picket boat

3.30pm: Finished aiming rifle practice

4.00pm: Read warrant No 324

5.54pm: All watches to Night Defence stations. Exercised Gunlayers at .303-inch aiming rifle practice at towed targets

7.03pm: Finished practice

Sick list 6


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29 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.00am: Y group 6-inch guns at 1-inch aiming rifle practice at target towed by steam pinnace

9.05am: X group 6-inch guns at 1-inch aiming rifle practice. Control parties at Exercise. Doctors party at exercise

10.11am: Started 7.5-inch short practice 3-pounder firing

10.40am: Target party left ship for dockyard

11.45am: Ceased firing

1.15pm: Steam pinnace left ship with targets

1.45pm: Turrets crews and control parties to 3-pounder short practice firing

2.45pm: Ceased firing

3.55pm: Target party returned from dockyard with Target 1 Pattern No 7

4.10pm: Exercised night action stations

4.42pm: Secured

Sick list 8


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30 November 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.40am: Y group 6-inch guns at loader drill

9.00am: Y group at 1-inch aiming rifle practice

9.40am: Y group at 1-inch aiming rifle practice. Turrets crews at loader

10.40am: X group at 1-inch practice. Y group to loader

11.40am: Ceased firing

1.15pm: Carried out firing with 3-pounder short practice from turrets at target towed by picket boat

4.00pm: Paid monthly payment

5.55pm: Exercised 1st, 2nd and 3rd watches at night defence stations separately

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

4.15am: Lit fires in picket boat

6.15am: Worked main derrick. Hoisted in steam pinnace. Hands employed cleaning ship

7.15am: Shortened in

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as necessary

7.59am: Anchored with port anchor 3 shackles in 8 fathoms at Murray’s Anchorage

9.05am: Divisions and Prayers

9.15am: General Quarters

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as necessary for carrying out 3-pounder short practice firing from turrets at 6-inch guns at towed target

11.56am: Anchored with port anchor 4 shackles

1.20pm: HMS ANTRIM arrived and went up harbour

1.25pm: Weighed, engines and helm as requisite for carrying out firing as in forenoon

3.20pm: Anchored with Port anchor 4 shackles

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Target party returned on board from tug

4.36pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for running torpedoes

5.00pm: Worked main derrick. Replaced sailing pinnace

5.03pm: Hoisted in 2 torpedoes

5.25pm: Half speed ahead both, proceeded to anchorage

5.38pm: Let go starboard anchor. Veered to 6 shackles in 8.5 fathoms off Burgess Point

7.20pm: Picket boat moored and drew fires

Sick list 6


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2 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for carrying out torpedo running starboard side

9.25am: Stopped. Hoisted in torpedoes and 1st cutter.

9.42am: Half ahead both

10.32am: Came to with Port anchor in A berth, Grassy Bay

11.30am: Received 2 prisoners and 9 bags mails from HMS ANTRIM

2.20pm: 12 privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship from HMS ANTRIM

3.00pm: 6 stokers, 1 armourer’s crew, 1 ship’s steward’s assistant, 1 signalman, joined from HMS ANTRIM

Sick list 5


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3 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Landed Presbyterian church party (13)

9.20am: Landed Wesleyan church party (18)

10.10am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (46)

10.25am: Held Divine Service on board

10.30am: Presbyterian church party returned on board

11.49am: Wesleyan and Roman Catholic church parties returned on board

4.15pm: Landed patrol

10.25pm: Libertymen and patrol returned

Sick list 4


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4 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: HMS CAESAR proceeded for practice firing

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded, engines and helm as requisite. Swung ship for deviation of compasses

11.08am: Came to with Starboard anchor off Crawl Point. Lost 1 whistle by neglect. Lost overboard by accident 1 13-inch clump block

1.30pm: Firing Numbers of all 6-inch and 7.5-inch guns at .303-inch aiming rifle practice at towed targets

3.30pm: HMS DRAKE sailed

4.15pm: Hands scrub hammocks and wash clothes

5.45pm: Exercised 1st, 2nd and 3rd watches in turn at night defence. Carried out .303-inch firing at towed targets

Sick list 4


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5 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.05am: Divisions and Prayers. Read Articles of War and Court Martial returns

9.30am: Hands muster and air bedding and bags. X group 6-inch guns at .303-inch aiming rifle practice at towed target

11.15am: Received 11 bags of mails

1.30pm: Turrets crews at .303-inch aiming rifle practice and loader. Acting Seaman Gunners and Gunnery training class at 3-pounder practice at target in tow of steam pinnace

3.15pm: Finished 3-pounder practice

3.28pm: Finished .303-inch practice. HMS ROXBURGH sailed

4.00pm: Read warrant 271

5.00pm: Read warrants 327 and 328

5.30pm: 1st, 2nd and 3rd watches at night defences separately. Carried out firing with .303-inch aiming rifle against targets towed by picket boat

Sick list 6


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6 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded

7.50am: Stopped both. Came to with Starboard bower in Murray’s Anchorage

9.17am: Weighed and proceeded to carry out 7.5-inch and 6-inch sub-calibre practice. Engines and helm as necessary

11.42am: Ceased Firing. Proceeded to Anchorage

11.50am: Came to with Starboard anchor at Murray’s Anchorage

1.27pm: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as necessary for running 2 torpedoes at target, towed by steam pinnace

3.05pm: Stopped both. Came to with Starboard bower in Shelly Bay

Sick list 5


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7 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.56am: Weighed and proceeded to Murray’s Anchorage

9.17am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor

10.09am: Weighed and proceeded to Shelly Bay anchorage

10.40pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard bower

1.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as requisite for proceeding to Grassy Bay

2.33pm: Stopped both. Came to with Starboard Bower in A berth Grassy Bay

Sick list 6


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8 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.15am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

7.35am: Coal lighter came alongside. Read warrant No 329

7.45am: Discharged 1 stoker, Royal Naval Reserve, to detention

8.22am: Commenced coaling

10.45am: Discharged 1 carpenters crew, 1 stoker RNR, 1 stoker RN to RMSP CHIGNECTO for passage. Also sent 2 bags mails

Noon: Ceased coaling. Dinner

12.45pm: Resumed coaling

3.55pm: 1 signal rating joined ship from HMS ROXBURGH

4.00pm: Ceased coaling. Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

4.40pm: HMS CAESAR arrived and anchored

7.05pm: Finished coaling. Received 539 tons

7.30pm: Lighter cast off and towed away

Sick list 6


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9 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.67, Long -64.27

6.15am: Hands preparing for sea

8.10am: Shortened in

8.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as requisite for following out of harbour and keeping station 4 cables astern of HMS ANTRIM

9.29am: Cleared Narrows. Closed up submarine lookouts and fore 3-pounder guns crews

9.40am: Parted company with HMS ANTRIM

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 6


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10 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 34.63, Long -60.0

10.10am: Changed over to Lower Conning Tower telegraph and steering position

5.30pm: Discontinued submarine defence

Sick list 8


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11 December 1916

[Log page dated 11 September 1916]

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 35.72, Long -55.7

Sick list 8


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12 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 36.81, Long -51.63

6.20am: Port lower boom carried away. 4th cutter thrown out of chocks. Hands employed securing gear on upper deck 7.45am: Hove to

5.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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13 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 37.67, Long -47.48

11.30am: Oiler passed bound west

6.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing S45E steering West (Probably SS EURANA)

6.50pm: Stop Starboard Engine

6.53pm: Stop Port Engine

7.05pm: Half ahead port

8.00pm: Ship hove to, starboard engine stopped

Port engine half ahead

10.15pm: Sighted Steamer bearing S70E bound west. 1 mast head light, apparently cargo boat

Sick list 6


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14 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 37.4, Long -48.12

1.50am: Half speed ahead both engines

6.45am: Sighted HMS ANTRIM bearing S14E (Compass) 8 miles steering West

5.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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15 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 35.98, Long -52.85

Sighted HMS ANTRIM bearing ESE

2.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing N45W, 1 funnel 2 masts heading East, Position {Lat 36.0, Long -53.75}

Sick list 5


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16 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 34.8, Long -57.33

5.40am: Sighted steamer’s light bearing S58W, altered course to starboard to intercept

6.20am: Altered course S60E following lights

7.00am: Signalled SS HENDRIK [?HENRIK] Norwegian, Baltimore for Genoa

Lost overboard by accident, Hoses, Canvas, size 3, 2 in No, with screw connections

1.00-1.30pm: Heavy rain squall

1.15pm: Reduced to 60 revs and hove to

Sick list 7


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17 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 33.67, Long -60.2

5.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 4


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18 December 1916

From Bermuda, Patrolling

Lat 32.4, Long -64.07

Lost overboard by accident Hose, washdeck, 1 in No

9.05am: Changed over wheel and telegraphs to fore bridge position

11.30am: Sighted steamer bound East, bearing S45W

11.40am: Altered course SSW to close steamer

Noon: Courses as requisite for closing steamer. Spoke SS ASIAN Leyland line

12.50pm: Sighted land (Bermuda) ahead

3.37pm: Courses and Speeds as requisite for taking station astern of HMS ANTRIM traversing Narrows and going up to Grassy Bay

5.10pm: Stopped both

5.14pm: Let go Port Anchor in B berth Grassy Bay

5.15pm: Received 10 bags of mails

7.00pm: Received 2 privates, Royal Marine Light Infantry, from detention quarters

Sick list 4


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19 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.45am: Collier DALEBY came alongside

8.37am: Commenced coaling

11.23am: Let go starboard anchor

Noon: Dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.30pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Hands to supper

7.35pm: Resumed coaling

10.00pm: Stand Easy

10.30pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 6


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20 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

2.00am: Foretopmen and Quarterdeckmen relieved. Forecastlemen and Maintopmen at coaling

6.30am: Forecastlemen and Maintopmen relieved. Foretopmen and Quarterdeckmen at coaling

6.40am: HMS CAESAR proceeded out of harbour

8.30am: Foretopmen and Quarterdeckmen relieved. Forecastlemen and Maintopmen at coaling

10.00am: Received 26 bags of mails

11.45am: Finished coaling. Received 1349 tons

11.55am: Collier shoved off

1.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor

5.15pm: Landed patrol

Sick list 5


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21 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.05am: Landed party to draw provisions

12.25pm: Provision lighter came alongside

1.30pm: Landed dockyard parties. Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite

2.45pm: HMS CAESAR entered harbour and went alongside coaling wharf

4.45pm: Watch employed provisioning ship

5.30pm: Landed Patrol

6.30pm: 1 stoker rejoined from hospital

Sick list 6


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22 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.50am: Landed Engineers, Boatswains, Carpenters dockyard parties to draw stores

9.25am: Gunners Party returning targets and stores

Lost overboard by accident 1 bucket WI Pattern 100 for duty dressings

12.25pm: All dockyard parties returned

12.30pm: Secured lighter alongside

1.30pm: Hands employed getting in ammunition, oil drums, working about boats and as requisite

2.30pm: 1 Ship’s Corporal, 1 Sergeant, Royal Marines, left ship on duty for SS CARAQUET for passage to Halifax. Sent 4 bags mails to CARAQUET

3.15pm: HMS WEYMOUTH arrived and anchored

5.30pm: Landed Patrol

Sick list 4


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23 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.45am: HMS WEYMOUTH got underweigh and proceeded alongside breakwater

8.45am: Divisions: aired night clothing

11.00am: SS BERMUDIAN arrived

1.15pm: Landed Engineers and Carpenters store parties

2.55pm: Carpenters Party returned

3.55pm: Engineers Party returned

Sick list 4


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24 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (45)

9.15am: Landed Wesleyan church party (17). HMS WEYMOUTH entered floating dock

9.25am: Divine Service

10.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned

11.25am: Wesleyan church party returned

10.10pm: Landed 36 Roman Catholics for midnight service

Sick list 4


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25 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.25am: Roman Catholics returned on board

8.15am: Landed Wesleyan church party (15)

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (41)

9.25am: Divine Service

10.12am: Landed Presbyterian church party

10.40am: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan church parties returned

11.50am: Presbyterian church party returned

12.30pm: HMS BERWICK arrived and anchored

Sick list 4


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26 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.00am: HMS BERWICK went alongside coaling wharf

8.50am: Engineers dockyard party landed to draw stores

11.40am: Dockyard parties returned

1.20pm: Landed dockyard parties

3.40pm: Dockyard parties returned

4.15pm: Landed Patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned

Sick list 4


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27 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.05am: Landed Engineers Store Party

4.10pm: Landed Patrol

Sick list 2


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28 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.45am: Aired bedding

8.45am: Hands employed painting ship, rigging diving boat for monthly practice and as requisite

1.15pm: Divers examining underwater fittings

8.20pm: 2 prisoners received from St George’s prison

Sick list 2


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29 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Lost by accident overboard, stay for awning stanchion

Sick list 3


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30 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.30am: Prepared for coaling

8.00am: HMS BERWICK anchored in C berth

9.00am: Marines employed getting up bags and barrows

10.00am: Landed Engineers store party

12.15pm: Engineers store party returned from dockyard

1.00pm: Collier CLAN MACBRIDE secured alongside

1.40pm: Commenced coaling

2.55pm: Ceased coaling. Took in 198 tons

3.10pm: Collier cast off

Sick list 2


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31 December 1916

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (34)

10.15am: Held Divine Service

10.30am: Roman Catholic church party returned

11.40am: Let go starboard bower

11.56am: Set anchor watch

Sick list 2



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.30am: HMS BERWICK got underweigh and proceeded to Shelly Bay

9.07am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical exercise

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. Carried out firing with .303-inch Aiming rifle from turrets and 6-inch guns at target towed by steam pinnace

10.00am: Ceased firing

10.20am: Control parties and firing numbers of 7.5-inch and 6-inch guns resumed rifle practice. Remainder of hands employed as requisite

11.15am: Finished practice

1.15pm: Landed working party in dockyard for launching targets

1.30pm: Hands employed embarking flour, scrubbing out boats, fitting splinter mattresses and as requisite. Shooting Numbers of 7.5-inch and 6-inch guns at aiming rifle practice

2.15pm: SS BERMUDIAN arrived

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Paid Quarterly settlement

5.10pm: Gave leave to starboard watch till 10pm, landed patrol

7.30pm: Received 64 bags mails from SS CHAUDIERE

10.35pm: Steam pinnace moored up and drew fires

Sick list 2


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2 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.40am: Hands employed placing splinter mattresses, cleaning out boats and as requisite

Lost overboard by accident: shackle of dropping gear 4th cutter

3.25pm: Discharged Commander Chilcott and Clerk Doubleday RN to HMS LEVIATHAN

4.30pm: Landed Patrol

Sick list 3


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3 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.15am: HMS ANTRIM weighed and proceeded to Murray’s Anchorage

12.35pm: HMS LEVIATHAN weighed and proceeded for gunnery exercises

Sick list 3


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4 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea and cleaning ship

8.05am: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour and traversing Narrows

10.00am: Stopped both. Sent target party to CREOLE. Courses and speeds as requisite for carrying out Service firing with 7.5-inch and 6-inch guns, reduced charges at target towed by CREOLE

1.00pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for carrying out firing with 6-inch guns reduced charges and 3-pounder guns against target towed by CREOLE and for machinery trial of 1 hour

3.00pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for traversing Narrows and entering harbour

4.20pm: Stop both

4.25pm: Half ahead both, course and speed as requisite

5.04pm: Came to with starboard bower in B berth in Grassy Bay

5.30pm: Landed patrol

10.15pm: Libertymen and patrol returned on board

Sick list 4


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5 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Preparing for coaling

7.50am: Collier PROPHET secured alongside

8.16am: Commenced coaling

10.08am: Finished coaling. Received 215 tons

10.40am: Collier cast off

2.54pm: HMS ANTRIM arrived and anchored in E berth

3.00pm: Discharged Mr Hunwicks, signal boatswain, to SS CHALEUR for passage to England. Sent mails to CHALEUR

4.35pm: Landed Patrol

5.20pm: HMS BERWICK arrived and anchored in C berth

Sick list 4


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6 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

0.30am: Guard boat came alongside

9.30am: Read warrant No 330

10.00am: Provision lighter came alongside

Lost overboard by accident from steam pinnace: lantern, storeroom, pattern No 275, 1 in No

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.50pm: Received 1 prisoner from HMS BERWICK for detention

4.30pm: Landed patrol

7.10pm: Discharged 1 prisoner to HMS BERWICK

10.30pm: Patrol returned on board

Sick list 5


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7 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.15am: Landed Presbyterian church party (17)

8.55am: Landed Wesleyan church party (26)

10.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (41)

10.05am: Rigged church

10.25am: Divine Service

10.35am: Presbyterian church party returned

11.55am: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan church parties returned on board

4.00pm: Landed patrol

Sick list 5


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8 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.45am: Landed Gunners, Boatswains and Carpenters store parties

1.30pm: Replaced boiler in picket boat. Hands employed preparing ship for sea and as requisite

4.00pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded out of harbour in company with HMS ANTRIM and BERWICK, courses and speeds as requisite

10.12pm: Sighted steamer 4 miles on starboard bow steering WSWly {Lat 33.1, Long -64.0}

Sick list 3


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9 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling

Lat 34.31, Long -61.83

2.40am: Sighted light: apparently cargo tramp steamer bound west {Lat 33.65, Long -63.52}

9.10am: Changed over steering gear and telegraphs to lower conning tower position

4.45pm: Watch scrub hammocks

Sick list Nil


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10 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling

Lat 35.78, Long -57.53

4.33pm: Sighted steamer bearing NE

4.37pm: Altered course N48E to close steamer

5.15pm: Signalled SS MALVERN RANGE bound for Philadelphia {Lat 36.37, Long -56.67}

5.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 1


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11 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling

Lat 37.47, Long -53.43

9.45am: Sighted steamer bearing N42E, altered course North

10.28am: Fired blank charge

10.30am: Signalled SS KING DAVID, Gibraltar to Halifax

12.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing S20E

1.00pm: Signalled SS LARENBERG Rotterdam to New York {Lat 37.38, Long -53.2}

Sick list 1


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12 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling

Lat 38.65, Long -48.62

7.00am: Sighted steamer bearing South (hull down)

7.25am: Sighted 2 funnelled steamer bearing S10W steering Westerly course (hull down)

7.45am: Altered course to close steamer bearing SSW steering Easterly

9.00am: Spoke SS EPTALOPHOS [EPTALOFOS] Charleston to London. Courses and speeds as requisite for signalling steamer

Sick list Nil


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13 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling

Lat 40.57, Long -43.6

Sick list 1


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14 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 37.17, Long -43.78

9.20am: Divisions and Captain’s inspection

10.30am: Divine Service

Sick list 1


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15 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 32.97, Long -43.52

Sick list 1


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16 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 29.32, Long -43.47

Sick list 2


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17 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 30.02, Long -49.0

Sick list 4


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18 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 31.1, Long -55.23

Sick list 6


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19 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 31.72, Long -61.1

6.50am: Passed schooner (2 masts) 4 miles on Port beam steering Westerly

10.30am: Changed over steering gear from lower conning tower to fore bridge

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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20 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

4.12am: St David’s Light N47W, Gibbs Hill Light N67W

6.45am: Courses and Speeds as requisite for entering harbour

8.07am: Let go starboard bower. In B berth Grassy Bay

8.12am: Finished with engines

9.00am: SS GOODWOOD secured alongside

9.50am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: 12 ratings joined ship from depot

10.20am: Discharged 7 ratings to SS CHIGNECTO for passage to England

11.00am: Sent 1 cot case to Royal Naval Hospital

Noon: Hands to dinner

12.45pm: Resumed coaling

3.10pm: HMS ANTRIM arrived and anchored in E berth

4.35pm: Hands to tea

5.05pm: Resumed coaling

7.00pm: Hands to supper

7.38pm: Resumed coaling

10.30pm: Hands to extra supper

11.00am: Resumed coaling

Sick list 5


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21 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Hands employed coaling ship

2.45am: Finished coaling. Received 1600 tons

7.45am: Cast off collier

11.20am: 1 Leading Signalman discharged to HMS ANTRIM. Received 1 signalman from HMS ANTRIM

Sick list 3


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22 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.30am: HMS CAESAR cast off from dockyard and anchored in Grassy Bay in D berth

8.10am: HMS ISIS arrived and anchored

8.15am: Landed dockyard parties

8.40am: Received 13 bags of mails. Discharged 1 stoker, 1 marine, to Royal Naval Hospital

9.50am: HMS BERWICK undocked and went alongside coaling wharf

11.00am: Provision lighter came alongside

1.30pm: Landed Carpenters and Boatswains dockyard party

1.35pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and embarking ammunition

2.35pm: Lighter with Engineers stores came alongside

4.30pm: Landed patrol

10.15pm: Patrol returned on board

Sick list 5


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23 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

Saturday routine [it was a Tuesday]

7.00am: HMS CAESAR weighed and proceeded to Murray’s anchorage

8.15am: Landed Boatswains, Carpenters and Engineers store parties in dockyard

8.50am: Aired Night clothing

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned on board

1.30pm: Engineers store party landed in dockyard

4.30pm: Lighter with Engineers stores came alongside

Sick list 5


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24 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.30am: Landed Patrol

7.10am: Patrol returned

4.20pm: HMS ISIS weighed and proceeded out of harbour

4.30pm: Landed patrol

Sick list 11


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25 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.30am: Aired bedding

8.45am: Landed Engineers and Electrical store parties in dockyard

9.20am: All cutters and whaler away sailing

10.03am: HMS WEYMOUTH weighed and proceeded to Murray’s anchorage

Lost by accident 2 bugles and cords

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed Engineers store party

2.30pm: Engineers store party returned

5.30pm: HMS WEYMOUTH returned and anchored in Great Sound

Sick list 12


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26 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.10am: HMS CAESAR arrived from Murray’s Anchorage and anchored in D berth

10.50am: Guns crews at loader competition

1.05pm: Mr Hill, Chief Boatswain, discharged to Royal Naval Hospital. Landed dockyard parties

1.08pm: Received 2 bags mails

2.50pm: Let go Port anchor. Set anchor watch

3.30pm: Spread Quarter Deck awning

5.30pm: Abandoned anchor watch. Weighed Port anchor

Sick list 12


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27 January 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.45am: Aired night clothing. HMS CAESAR weighed and proceeded inside camber

4.00pm: Evening Quarters with clean hammocks.

Sick list 12


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28 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.30am: Divisions with dirty hammocks

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (44)

10.22am: Divine Service

10.35am: Roman Catholic church party returned on board

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Lance Sergeant, 2 privates Royal Marine Light Infantry, 1 Officers’ Steward Third Class to Royal Naval depot

2.30pm: Hands employed preparing for sea

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded. Engines as requisite for leaving Grassy Bay

6.15pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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29 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 33.46, Long -61.29

3.30am: Signalled steamer bound west. No reply. Probably bound for Bermuda

4.30am: Sighted steamer bearing SSE 6 miles steering West

7.00am: Changed over steering gear, Telegraphs and navy phones to Lower Conning Tower

2.35pm: Sighted SS NOVIAN. Course and speed as requisite to intercept and signal

5.45pm: Darkened ship. Placed night lookouts

Sick list 7


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30 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 34.93, Long -57.63

5.17pm: Sighted steamer, 2 funnels, 2 masts, bearing S77E steering NW

5.20pm: 80 revs to close steamer

5.48pm: Spoke SS REGINA DI ITALIA [REGINA D’ITALIA] Punta del Garda [?Ponta Delgada] for New York

Sick list 7


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31 January 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 36.63, Long -53.15

9.30am: Breechloading competition being carried on

6.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]

Page signed: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 37.82, Long -51.32

0.10am: Hove to on course N14W. Reduced to 48 revs

Blue watch at night defence stations

3.00am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes

Red watch at night defence stations

6.30am: Abandoned night defence stations. Closed up submarine lookouts and guns crews

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

9.25am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised firing numbers, sightsetters, gunlayers and trainers of 6-inch and 7.5-inch guns

10.21am: Reduced to 44 revs

11.30am: Increased to 66 revs

11.35am: Altered course SE

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

6.00pm: Altered course S20W

Blue watch at night defence stations

Sick list 6


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2 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 34.62, Long -50.09

Sick list 6


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3 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 30.72, Long -49.83

12.50pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 10, one funnel, 2 masts. Courses and speeds various to intercept

1.30pm: Spoke SS NEGURI (Spanish) Valencia to New York

3.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing Green 60, one funnel. 2 masts. Courses and speeds various to intercept

3.40pm: Altered course West. Steamer steering W by N

5.00pm: Signalled SS ILDERTON for New Orleans in ballast

6.10pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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4 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 28.58, Long -51.83

2.15am: Sighted steamer without lights bearing S70W steering Westerly course

2.26am: Sighted barque bearing S80E steering SE

7.06am: Signalled SS GIOVANROSA Palermo to Velasco

9.30am: Sunday Divisions. Captain’s Rounds

10.30am: Divine Service

Sick list 5


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5 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 29.78, Long -55.95

5.50am: Sighted steamer without lights bearing S80E steering W by N

6.33am: Spoke SS ILDERTON Hull to New Orleans in ballast

6.00pm: Darkened ship

8.45pm: Passed through heavy rain squall

Sick list 7


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6 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, or at Sea

Lat 31.06, Long -60.2

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 8


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7 February 1917

From Bermuda, Patrolling, also at Bermuda

Lat 32.15, Long -64.24

11.30am: Spoke SS ADOLOFO [?ADOLFO] bound East

Hands employed preparing for coaling

12.10pm: Sighted land bearing N55W(S) [position taken from stern]

2.00pm: Courses various to approach Narrows

2.30pm: Passed through Narrows. Proceeded to Grassy Bay

3.19pm: Stop both

3.24pm: Came to with Starboard in D berth

3.30pm: Received 11 bags mails

4.45pm: Collier MERCURIA secured alongside

Sick list 7


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8 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Commenced coaling from SS MERCURIA. Lighter came alongside

8.00am: Ceased coaling. Breakfast

8.35am: Resumed coaling

10.45am: Received 2 boys from detention quarters at St George's

Noon: Ceased coaling. Dinner

12.45pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Ceased coaling. Tea

4.35pm: Resumed coaling

6.30pm: 1 marine joined ship from Royal Naval Hospital

7.00pm: Ceased coaling. Supper

7.35pm: Resumed coaling

9.18pm: Finished coaling. Received 1350 tons

10.25pm: Collier cast off

Sick list 7


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9 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.25am: Coaling lighter cast off

7.30am: HMS WEYMOUTH weighed and shifted to F berth

8.45am: SS LUCERNA oiler secured alongside

12.25pm: SS LUCERNA cast off

4.40pm: Let go Port anchor

4.50pm: Set anchor watch

Sick list 4


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10 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

1.00am: Wind dropped to moderate breeze. Abandoned anchor watch

6.30am: Weighed Port anchor

8.50am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

10.30am: HMS ANTRIM undocked and proceeded alongside coaling wharf

1.00pm: Landed Hospital party

3.00pm: Party returned

4.10pm: Landed patrol

Assistant Paymaster F G Hayes RNR is hereby logged for evading the Censorship regulations, in that –

1) He posted a letter on shore

2) Referred therein to position & rumoured movement of the ship

Signed: F G Hayes, Assistant Paymaster RNR

Sick list 5


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11 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.00am: Received 9 bags of mails

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (50)

9.10am: Landed Wesleyan church party (15)

9.30am: HMS DRAKE weighed and proceeded to sea

10.30am: Roman Catholic Church party returned. Held Divine Service

11.15am: Wesleyan church party returned

12.15pm: SS RUEHINE anchored in B berth

12.20pm: Landed gunmounting party for SS RUEHINE

5.30pm: Gunmounting party returned

Sick list 4


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12 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for dockyard

6.45am: Sent in berthing party

7.00am: Weighed, Foul anchor

7.40am: Cleared and weighed starboard anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for going alongside dockyard wall

8.20am: Secured alongside wall

8.25am: Hands employed preparing ship for docking

9.20am: Proceeded into floating dock

10.45am: Ship on blocks

12.45pm: Hands carrying on scrubbing and coating ship’s bottom

2.15pm: Discharged Able Seamen Carralas[?] and Brown RNR to Naval Hospital

Sick list 4


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13 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Hands employed coating ship’s bottom

7.45am: HMS ISIS arrived and anchored in F berth

8.35am: Hands employed coating ship’s bottom

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Received 23 bags of mails from SS CHIGNECTO

Sick list 4


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14 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.10am: Landed gunmounting party

8.00am: Commenced to sink Floating dock

8.40am: Ship floated

9.00am: Ship warped out of floating dock and secured alongside West wall, south basin

10.00am: Hands employed scraping and red leading ship’s side

10.30am: HMS CAESAR proceeded out of basin and to Murrays anchorage

2.45pm: Gunmounting party returned on board. Received 5 pots and 20 brushes (paint) from HMS LEVIATHAN

Sick list 4


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15 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.10am: Hands air bedding

1.31pm: HMS CAESAR arrived and anchored in D berth

Sick list 5


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16 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

10.55am: Sent 5 bags mails to SS CARAQUET

5.00pm: Read warrant No 332

Sick list 6


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17 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.30am: Hauled off dockyard wall

7.53am: Half ahead both. Engines and helm as requisite for leaving wall and anchoring in B berth

8.07am: Came to with Port bower in B berth

8.20am: Finished with main engines

9.00am: Aired night clothing

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 6


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18 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.00am: Presbyterian church party (16) landed

9.00am: Landed Wesleyans

9.45am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

10.30am: Divine Service. Presbyterians returned on board

11.45am: Wesleyan and Roman Catholic church parties returned on board

5.00pm: Read warrant Nos 333 and 334

Sick list 3


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19 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and rigging diving boat

8.10am: SS BERMUDIAN arrived

9.50am: Discharged 1 Stoker rating (Huntingford) to Royal Naval Hospital

10.10am: Store parties drawing stores in dockyard. Divers at monthly exercise

1.25pm: Seamanship and Gunnery training classes at instructions. Remainder of hands employed preparing for coaling

1.30pm: Engineers and Torpedo store party landed in Dockyard. Divers at monthly exercise

3.35pm: Dockyard parties returned

Sick list 2


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20 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

7.25am: Collier SS PENOLVER came alongside

7.38am: Commenced coaling

8.45am: Finished coaling. Received 223 tons

8.55am: Collier cast off

10.40am: Landed provisioning party in dockyard

12.20pm: Provisioning party returned on board

2.00pm: Landed provisioning party

4.40pm: Provision lighter came alongside. Starboard watch employed provisioning ship

7.30pm: Finished provisioning

Sick list 2


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21 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

11.15am: French cruiser DUPLEIX arrived and anchored in E berth

Hands employed scrubbing hammocks

Sick list 2


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22 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

5.15am: Aired bedding. Triced up blankets

8.45am: Held educational test for rating of Petty Officer on board

9.40am: HMS BERWICK weighed and proceeded

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 5


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23 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.15am: Weighed starboard anchor

1.15pm: Target party drew 1 No 6 pattern target. Drew 2 depth charges Type D from HMS CAESAR. Worked main derrick. Hoisted in target

Sick list 5


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24 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

8.50am: Aired night clothing

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.45pm: HMS DONEGAL arrived and anchored in F berth

Sick list 5


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25 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.30am: Divisions with dirty hammocks

7.40am: HMS DONEGAL weighed and proceeded into basin

8.15am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (53)

9.00am: Landed Wesleyan (30) and Presbyterian (19) church parties

9.30am: Divine Service

10.35am: Roman Catholic church party returned on board

11.25am: HMS ISIS weighed and proceeded

11.30am: Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties returned

Sick list 4


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26 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.35am: Landed Engineers, Gunners, Carpenters, Paymasters store parties in dockyard. 1st, 2nd cutters crews away sailing

9.40am: HMS DONEGAL entered floating dock

11.00am: Gunlayers III at deflection teacher

11.10am: Exercised Fire Control parties

11.35am: Dockyard parties returned

1.30pm: Landed dockyard parties

3.30pm: Received 7 bags of mails

Sick list 4


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27 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

7.20am: HMS CAESAR weighed and proceeded into North basin

9.30am: Exercised small arm companies at rifle exercises. Marines at 6-inch gun drill and loader. SS EAST WALES arrived and anchored in G berth

9.55am: Received 9 bags of mails from SS CARAQUET

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 6


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28 February 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, and at Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

9.55am: Got out bower anchor

10.30am: Replaced gear

11.00am: Commander-in-Chief came on board

11.20am: Discharged 1 Stoker, Royal Naval Reserve, to Royal Naval Hospital

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

2.30pm: 8 Midshipmen RCN and 1 Naval instructor joined ship from HMS LEVIATHAN

3.15pm: Shortened in

3.27pm: Weighed Port anchor. Engines and helm as requisite for leaving Grassy Bay

4.45pm: Outer Fairway buoy abeam. Closed up submarine section

6.30pm: Darkened ship, set night lookouts

7.50pm: Gibbs Hill dipping N13.5E

Sick list 6



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 March 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 29.4, Long -66.78

Red watch at night defence stations

4.00am: White watch at night defence stations

5.30am: Abandoned night defence stations

6.00am: Closed up submarine section

6.30am: Passed sailing ship on starboard beam distant 6 miles, steering WSW

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical exercise. Carrying out breech workers competition. Turrets crews at divisional drill. Training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands variously employed

12.18pm: Altered course S39W

2.00pm: Seamanship training class at instruction. Remainder of hands employed as necessary

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Physical exercise

5.30pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors

9.00pm: Red watch at night defence stations

Sick list 5


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2 March 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 25.93, Long -69.82

6.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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3 March 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 22.5, Long -72.14

8.15am: Passed SS ADENWEN of Cardiff steering NE, 1 mile on starboard beam

8.45am: Aired night clothing

3.10pm: Sighted land Providenciales, Caicos group, bearing S42E

5.12pm: Sighted West Caicos bearing S78E

5.50pm: Sighted Little Inagua S65W

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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4 March 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 19.32, Long -74.56

6.00am: Sighted land St Domingo bearing SSE to ESE

6.25am: Sighted land bearing West

10.45am: Divine Service

Midnight: Sighted Cape Morant Light S80W

Sick list 5


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5 March 1917

From Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica, and at Kingston

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

2.27am: Cape Morant Light abeam distant 5 miles

6.10am: Courses as requisite for approaching Kingston harbour

6.52am: Plum [Plumb] Point Lighthouse abeam 6 miles

7.48am: Stop both. Engines and helm as requisite for going alongside

8.30am: Secured alongside No 3 wharf, Kingston

9.15am: Hands employed preparing for coaling. Commenced coaling with native labour

5.00pm: Received 4 bags of mails

7.15pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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6 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

9.05am: Discharged Naval Instructor Allen RN and 8 midshipmen RCN to HMS ROXBURGH

11.45am: Received kit bag of deserter from HMS ROXBURGH

11.50am: HMS ROXBURGH weighed and proceeded to sea

4.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 615 tons

9.55pm: Absentee from ROXBURGH reported himself on board

Sick list 7


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7 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

6.00am: Left jetty. Engines as requisite

6.30am: Let go starboard bower

6.32am: Let go port bower. Middled. Finished with Engines. Moored in Kingston Harbour

Lost overboard by accident, Spanners, Macmahon, shifting jaws, 16-inch – 1, 8-inch – 1, Hammers 2 Breech Blocks[?] 2

4.00pm: Read warrant No 335

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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8 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

Lost by accident, block, clump, 13-inch, 1 in No

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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9 March 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Antigua, British West Indies, and at Kingston

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

5.10am: Hands airing bedding

9.40am: Exercised action

10.35am: Read warrants No 336, 337 and 338. Discharged 1 prisoner to Up Park Camp. Hands employed preparing ship for sea

1.15pm: Discharged 1 stoker for duties at GSO office [?General Service Office]

1.15pm: Unmoored

2.10pm: Shortened in

2.15pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite for leaving Kingston harbour

3.20pm: Plum Point Lighthouse N10E 1400 yards

6.30pm: Morant Point Light bearing N21E

Sick list 7


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10 March 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to St John’s, Antigua, or at Sea

Lat 17.23, Long -73.25

9.00am: Divisions: aired night clothing

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 8


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11 March 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to St John’s, Antigua, or at Sea

Lat 16.98, Long -69.02

10.30am: Divine Service

7.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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12 March 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to St John’s, Antigua, or at Sea

Lat 16.79, Long -64.98

6.45pm: Placed night lookouts

Sick list 7


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13 March 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to St John’s, Antigua, or at St John’s

Lat 17.14, Long -61.87

1.15am: Sighted land (Redonda Island) N75E

1.30am: Sighted Montserrat S70E

2.47am: Redonda 5 miles on Port beam

4.55am: Sighted land on starboard bow

6.30am: Courses and speeds as requisite for anchoring off St Johns

7.21am: Came to with Port bower

4.20pm: Landed bathing parties. A and B companies at Morris tube practice

6.30pm: Bathing parties returned

Sick list 6


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14 March 1917

From St John’s, Antigua, to Basseterre, St Kitts, or at St John’s and Basseterre

Lat 17.28, Long -62.72

2.50am: Weighed and proceeded engines as requisite

3.03am: Half ahead both

5.57am: Redonda 6 miles abeam to port

8.10am: Booby Island abeam distant 10.5 miles

9.00am: Courses as requisite for anchoring off Basseterre

9.13am: Stop both

9.15am: Came to with starboard anchor

4.20pm: His Excellency the Administrator of St Christopher came on board

4.45pm: Major Peel, Royal Marine Light Infantry, left ship

6.00pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

7.00pm: Shortened in

7.04pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving Basseterre anchorage

9.03pm: Stop both

9.10pm: Dropped No 3 pattern targets. Courses and speeds as requisite for carrying out 3-pounder night firing

10.45pm: Hoisted in targets

10.48pm: Half ahead both

Sick list 6


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15 March 1917

From St Christopher, Leeward Islands, to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 16.85, Long -65.4

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 6


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16 March 1917

From St Christopher, Leeward Islands, to Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 16.9, Long -69.7

9.20am: Cleared ship for action

9.45am: Action stations. Connected up Hand steering gear

11.00am: Disconnected Hand gear. Connected up steam gear

Sick list 6


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17 March 1917

From St Christopher, Leeward Islands, to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 17.44, Long -74.23

8.50am: Aired night clothing

10.15am: Connected up handwheel and tested communications from fore bridge to tiller flat

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

10.40pm: Sighted Morant Point Light S72W

Sick list 6


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18 March 1917

From St Christopher, Leeward Islands, to Port Royal, Jamaica, or at Port Royal

Lat 17.93, Long -76.83

0.55am: Morant Point Light abeam 7.2 miles N45W (compass)

3.26am: Morant Point Light dipped bearing N48E (compass)

4.10am: Sighted steamer’s light bearing N85W

4.55am: Sighted Plum Point Light bearing N60W

5.50am: Closed up submarine section. Watch preparing for going alongside

6.42am: Courses and speeds as requisite for going alongside coaling wharf, Port Royal

6.55am: Stop both

7.30am: Secured alongside coaling wharf

8.20am: Received 4 bags mails

8.55am: Collier secured alongside

9.30am: Commenced coaling from jetty with native labour

10.00am: Hands employed preparing for coaling from collier

Noon: Natives ceased for dinner

12.30pm: Resumed coaling with native labour

4.00pm: Hands fell in for coaling

4.23pm: Commenced coaling from collier

7.00pm: Ceased coaling. Supper

7.40pm: Resumed coaling

8.00pm: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer, 1 Stoker Petty Officer and 6 stokers for duties in dockyard

10.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 875 tons

Sick list 3


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19 March 1917

From Port Royal to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Kingston

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

6.00am: Hands employed casting off from jetty

7.00am: Worked engines and helm as requisite for leaving Port Royal coaling jetty

7.32am: Half ahead both. Courses as requisite for proceeding to Kingston and mooring

8.05am: Let go Port anchor

8.08am: Let go starboard anchor

7.05pm: Received 6 bags of mails

Sick list 5


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20 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

6.50am: Diving Party left ship

8.40am: Second diving party left ship

9.10am: First diving party returned

12.30pm: 1st diving party left ship

2.30pm: Diving party employed as in forenoon

4.35pm: Diving boat returned to ship

4.50pm: Water tank secured alongside

6.30pm: Landed patrol

7.00pm: Patrol returned

Sick list 5


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21 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

7.35am: Diving party left ship

9.50am: Cast off water tank

1.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker and 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, to Hospital

5.15pm: Diving party returned

5.30pm: SS MAGDALENA sailed

Sick list 6


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22 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

7.20am: Diving party left ship

4.50pm: Diving party returned

4.55pm: 1 stoker, 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship from Port Royal

7.45pm: Engineers party returned from Port Royal

Sick list 6


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23 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

7.25am: Diving party left ship

12.25pm: Diving Party left ship

5.00pm: Diving party returned on board

7.10pm: 1 stoker, 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship from hospital

Sick list 6


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24 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

8.30am: Aired night clothing

Lost by accident, crutch gunmetal, 1 from whaler

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Read warrant No 341

Sick list 7


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25 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

8.20am: Landed Roman Catholic church party (46)

10.15am: Landed Wesleyan (27) and Presbyterian (21) church parties

10.30am: Divine Service

11.25am: Roman Catholic church party returned

12.45pm: Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties returned

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Lost by accident hook, boat, 1 in No, gunmetal from galley

Sick list 1


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26 March 1917

[At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78]

6.00am: Exercised hands at boat pulling

10.10am: Diving party rigging diving boat

1.30pm: Divers examining underwater fittings, all cutter crews away sailing

3.30pm: Water lighter came alongside

6.50pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 2


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27 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

6.00am: Scrubbed hammocks

9.30am: Divers working about SS BRITON

12.07pm: Diving party returned

Sick list 1


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28 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

1.30pm: 1st cutters and whalers crews away sailing

7.00pm: Water tank came alongside

Sick list 1


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29 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

7.30am: Diving party left ship

Sick list 1


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30 March 1917

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

10.45am: Gun trial party left ship for Port Royal. Lent 1 armourers crew to Port Royal barracks

4.50pm: Received 5 bags of mails for passage

7.00pm: 1 Petty Officer 1st class armourer joined ship. 2 discharged soldiers joined ship

Sick list 2


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31 March 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Fort de France, Martinique, and at Kingston

Lat 17.73, Long -76.37

6.00am: Hands employed preparing for sea

7.10am: Received 1 bag of mails. Surgeon Blandford RN joined ship for passage

8.25am: 1 leading seaman joined ship

8.55am: Shortened in

9.02am: Weighed Port anchor, engines and helm as requisite

9.08am: Half ahead both

10.00am: Plum Point abeam 7.5 cables

10.16am: Proceeded in company with SS BRITON 5 cables astern

12.15pm: Signalled SS ENERGY of Dublin in {Lat 17.75, Long -76.28} steering West

1.35pm: Passed SS ELM BRANCH bound Kingston distant 4 miles

5.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing S81E steering about SSE

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 3


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Fort de France, Martinique, or at Sea

Lat 16.67, Long -70.55

Blue watch at night defence stations

3.00am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes

4.00am: Red watch at night defence stations

5.57am: Sun rose N88.5E(compass)

6.00am: Submarine section closed up

7.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship etc

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Divine Service

12.20pm: Altered course S74E

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

6.40pm: Darkened ship

Blue watch at night defence

11.00pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes

Sick list 2


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2 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Fort de France, Martinique, or at Sea

Lat 15.64, Long -65.28

Sick list 2


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3 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Fort de France, Martinique, or at Fort de France Bay

Lat 14.6, Long -61.07

5.00am: Sighted land right ahead

6.45am: Stop both. Pilot came on board

7.03am: Half ahead both. Proceeded. Pilot in charge

7.37am: Stop both

7.43am: Came to with starboard anchor

2.00pm: 6-inch and 7.5-inch sightsetters at instruction and harbour defence

Sick list 3


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4 April 1917

At Fort de France, Martinique

Lat 14.6, Long -61.07

5.10am: Aired bedding

7.10pm: Major Peel, Royal Marine Light Infantry, joined ship

Sick list 5


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5 April 1917

From Fort de France, Martinique, to Port Castries, St Lucia, or at Port Castries

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

6.00am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

6.10am: Shortened in

6.21am: Weighed and proceeded. Engines and helm as requisite for leaving Fort de France Bay. Pilot in charge

6.30am: Half ahead both

6.39am: Passed through boom

6.47am: Stop both. Pilot left ship

6.55am: Half ahead both

7.15am: In company with SS BRITON

10.21am: Stop both

10.43am: Half ahead both. Engines as requisite for closing BRITON. French cruiser DUPETIT-THOUARS arrived and took SS BRITON under her orders

12.30pm: Engines as requisite for entering Port Castries harbour, St Lucia

1.00pm: Secured alongside coaling jetty

2.45pm: Commenced coaling with native labour

5.45pm: Discharged 2 privates British West Indies regiment to military barracks, Port Castries

8.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 825 tons

Sick list 6


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6 April 1917

At Port Castries, St Lucia

Lat 14.02, Long -61.01

6.30am: SS CARAQUET arrived

7.10am: Discharged 1 private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, 1 leading seaman, 1 ordinary seaman, 1 stoker 1st class, to CARAQUET for passage to Bermuda

8.30am: Discharged Surgeon Blandford for passage in CARAQUET

9.00am: Divers diving for lost ventilator

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.45pm: Hands to bathe

Sick list 6


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7 April 1917

From Port Castries, St Lucia, to Port of Spain, Trinidad, or at Sea

Lat 14.03, Long -61.03

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea

8.00am: Commenced hauling ship off coaling jetty

8.59am: Half ahead both. Courses as requisite for leaving Castries harbour

9.03am: Stop both

9.45am: Carried out 1-inch aiming practice. Courses and speeds as requisite

11.00am: Completed firing exercise

11.50am: Half ahead both

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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8 April 1917

From St Lucia to Port of Spain, Trinidad, and at Port of Spain

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.40am: Passed through Boca Grande

9.57am: Courses and speeds as requisite for anchoring

10.00am: Stop both

10.03am: Came to with starboard bower

11.00am: Divine Service

Sick list 5


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9 April 1917

At Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

10.35am: Lighter for oil drums came alongside

12.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 8


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10 April 1917

At Port of Spain, Trinidad

Lat 10.66, Long -61.56

8.45am: Laid out kedge anchor on starboard quarter

4.00pm: Read warrants Nos 342 and 343

6.45pm: Weighed kedge anchor

7.10pm: Water tank came alongside

Sick list 8


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11 April 1917

From Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Kingston, Jamaica, and at Port of Spain

Lat 10.71, Long -61.79

1.30am: Cast off water tank

6.00am: Prepared ship for sea

8.00am: Shortened in

8.17am: Weighed starboard anchor. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving anchorage and carrying out 1-inch aiming practice

8.23am: Half ahead both

10.00am: Carried out 1-inch aiming practice

11.00am: Hoisted in picket boat and target

11.15am: Let go starboard patent lifebuoy. Exercised away seaboats crew

11.38am: Half ahead both

Sick list 11


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12 April 1917

From Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 13.19, Long -66.12

Sick list 11


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13 April 1917

From Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 15.03, Long -70.3

9.10am: Changed over steering gear and telegraphs to lower conning tower

9.25am: Changed over steering gear and telegraphs to Hand Wheel Flat

10.15am: Changed back steering gear and telegraphs to fore bridge

Sick list 10


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14 April 1917

From Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Kingston, Jamaica, or at Sea

Lat 16.84, Long -74.41

8.35am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.50pm: Darkened ship

11.00-11.30pm: Very heavy rain

11.35pm: Sighted Morant Point Light bearing West

Sick list 9


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15 April 1917

From Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Kingston, Jamaica, and at Kingston

Lat 17.95, Long -76.78

1.46am: Morant Point Light abeam bearing N21W

4.15am: Plum Point Light bearing N60W

6.30am: Clock Tower Port Royal abeam. Helm and engines as requisite. Hands employed preparing for harbour

7.04am: Let go Port anchor

7.08am: Let go starboard anchor

7.30am: Middled. Moored

8.15am: Received 27 bags of mails

8.40am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

10.25am: Collier SS WEARSIDE secured alongside

11.05am: Commenced coaling

Noon: Dinner

1.00pm: Resumed coaling

1.45pm: Leading Seaman Watson joined ship from Up Park Camp for passage

4.00pm: Hands to tea

4.35pm: Resumed coaling

5.00pm: Provisioning party employed getting in flour. 1 stoker joined ship

7.00pm: Finished coaling. Took in 575 tons

7.30pm: Collier cast off

Sick list 6


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16 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, and at Kingston

Lat 17.82, Long -76.18

4.50am: Provisioning party left ship

5.45am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

6.30am: Provisioning party returned

7.25am: Shortened in

7.33am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded out of harbour. Engines and helm as requisite

8.43am: Plum Point Lighthouse abeam 0.7 miles

11.50am: Morant Point Lighthouse abeam distant 6 miles bearing N2E

3.40pm: Sighted steamer bearing Red 10, 2 masts, 1 funnel steering WNW

5.15pm: Sighted steamer 2 funnels bearing Green 15 steering South

5.56pm: Navassa Island abeam 6 miles

Sick list 5


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17 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 21.28, Long -72.8

8.50am: Divisions with night clothing

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Read warrant No 344

Sick list 9


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18 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 24.68, Long -70.4

6.00pm: Sighted steamer bearing N15W, 2 masts, 1 funnel, steering SSE

6.15pm: Signalled SS MASSAQUIQUA [?MASSAPEQUA] (New Orleans to Puerto Rico)

6.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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19 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 28.46, Long -67.55

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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20 April 1917

From Kingston, Jamaica, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, and at Grassy Bay

Lat 32.03, Long -64.61

11.00am: Hands employed rigging coaling gear and as requisite

1.45pm: Various courses approaching Narrows

3.10pm: Stop both

3.14pm: Came to with starboard anchor in E berth in Grassy Bay

3.30pm: Provision lighter came alongside

4.30pm: Received 4 ratings from Royal Naval Barracks

5.00pm: HMS CAESAR arrived and anchored

5.25pm: Commenced coaling

7.15pm: Hands to supper

8.00pm: Resumed coaling

10.30pm: Ceased coaling

11.00pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 8


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21 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, and at Grassy Bay

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

0.30am: Finished coaling. Received 686 tons

5.25am: Collier SS SPILSBY shoved off

7.20am: Landed Dockyard parties

9.00am: Landed Dockyard parties

Lost overboard by accident, hose, leather, suction, Size 3, 6.5 feet

1.00pm: Hands employed embarking stores and preparing ship for sea

4.27pm: Shortened in

4.37pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving Grassy Bay

5.53pm: Outer Fairway buoy abeam

6.00pm: Proceeded in company with SS CHEPSTOW CASTLE

Sick list 6


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22 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 31.43, Long -61.5

10.00am: Divine Service

Sick list 3


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23 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 30.13, Long -57.52

12.20pm: Hauled out 4 points to starboard to open convoy

12.25pm: Resumed course S48E

2.15pm: Hauled out 4 points to starboard to open convoy

2.20pm: Resumed course

7.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 3


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24 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 28.53, Long -53.67

6.50pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 3


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25 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 26.7, Long -49.5

Sick list 6


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26 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 24.6, Long -45.37

0.53am: Altered course to pass convoy

1.08am: Steadied on course again

10.00am: Inspection of Bedding

2.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.10pm: Sighted barquentine bearing S20W steering NE distant 7.0 miles

6.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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27 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 22.33, Long -41.25

8.50am: Changed over steering gear and telegraphs from Fore Bridge position to Lower Conning Tower

10.10am: Changed over steering gear to tiller flat from Lower Conning Tower

10.25am: Changed over steering gear and telegraphs to Fore Bridge

7.00pm: Darkened ship, placed night lookouts

Sick list 6


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28 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 20.08, Long -37.12

5.10am: Sighted 4 masted barque, bearing S20W Course SE

9.00am: Divisions, aired night clothing

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

6.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 5


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29 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 17.97, Long -33.3

9.20am: Divisions. Captain’s Inspection

10.15am: Divine Service

Sick list 4


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30 April 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 15.65, Long -29.78

3.12am: Convoy bearing N25E

5.38am: Altered course S38E to close convoy

Sick list 4


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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Page signed: H V Lavington, Navigating Officer; Approved: W Bowden-Smith, Captain


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[Engine running/coal expenditure data]


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[Barometer and thermometer data]


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1 May 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 13.49, Long -26.29

0.40am: Sighted barque bearing SE. Altered course to clear her and steadied on course again at 12.46

Blue watch at night defence stations

3.00am: Clocks advanced 10 minutes

4.00am: Red watch at night defence stations

4.30am: Abandoned night defence

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite

7.00am: Altered course S47E

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Fore and After turrets at divisional drill. A and B turrets and X group at loader. Training classes and class II of boys at instruction. Turrets and X and Y groups at tube competition

2.00pm: Leading Seaman training class at instruction. Class III of boys at school. Remainder of hands employed as requisite

3.00pm: Increased to 66 revs

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant No 345. Exercised collision stations

6.45pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors

Blue watch at night defence stations

9.43pm: Reduced to 63 revs

11.00pm: Advanced clocks 4 minutes

Midnight: Increased to 66 revs

Sick list 5


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2 May 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 11.63, Long -21.4

9.30am: Held educational test for rating of Petty Officers

3.35pm: Passed SS LLANDRINDOD, Durban to Glasgow, steering NW distant 6 cables

Sick list 6


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3 May 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 10.77, Long -19.22

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

5.00pm: Sighted steamer hull down (1 funnel 2 masts) ahead steering SE

6.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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4 May 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, or at Sea

Lat 9.47, Long -15.83

10.20am: Sounded in 74 fathoms

4.15pm: Sounded 38 fathoms

10.00pm: Soundings 26 fathoms

Sick list 7


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5 May 1917

From Grassy Bay, Bermuda, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, and at Freetown

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

1.00-5.00am: Sounded hourly

4.40am: Sighted Cape Sierra Leone light right ahead

5.00am: SS CHEPSTOW CASTLE took station 1 mile astern

6.00am: Course as requisite for approaching Sierra Leone roadstead

6.17am: Passed HMS WEYMOUTH and BACCHANTE coming out of harbour

6.50am: Passed through boom. Courses and speeds as requisite for proceeding to anchorage

7.04am: Stop both

7.15am: Came to with Port anchor

9.15am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and taking in bullion

10.35am: 1st bullion lighter came alongside

10.45am: Blue watch employed getting in bullion

11.30am: 2nd bullion lighter came alongside

Hands employed getting in bullion

2.50pm: Finished getting in bullion

4.30pm: Collier SS BOMBALA came alongside

5.40pm: Commenced coaling

6.50pm: HMS KENT proceeded out of harbour

7.00pm: Hands to supper

7.40pm: Resumed coaling

11.00pm: Ceased coaling for the night

Sick list 5


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6 May 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

5.45am: Resumed coaling

8.00am: Breakfast

8.35am: Resumed coaling

Noon: Ceased coaling for dinner

1.10pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Hands to tea. HMS KING ALFRED proceeded out of harbour

4.32pm: Resumed coaling

7.08pm: Finished coaling. Received 1498 tons

7.35pm: Cast off collier

Sick list 5


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7 May 1917

At Freetown, Sierra Leone

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

Sick list 6


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8 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, or at Freetown

Lat 8.50, Long -13.26

Lost by accident, 1 helmet, sun RD[?]

2.30pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea

5.00pm: Shortened in

5.50pm: Weighed. Proceeded, course as requisite for leaving Sierra Leone

6.20pm: Passed boom defence. Closed up submarine section

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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9 May 1917

From Sierra Leone to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 9.5, Long -16.27

2.00, 4.00, 6.00 & 8.30am: Sounded

6.45pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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10 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Grassy Bay, Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 10.9, Long -20.42

8.30am: Aired bedding

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes

Sick list 7


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11 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Bermuda, or at Sea

Lat 12.45, Long -24.4

11.00am: Hands employed scrubbing windsails, waist awnings and small gear

6.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 9


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12 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 14.63, Long -28.13

Sick list 9


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13 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 17.38, Long -31.57

10.30am: Divine Service

Sick list 7


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14 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 20.63, Long -34.48

6.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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15 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 23.88, Long -37.44

2.30pm: Seamanship class passing out

Sick list 9


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16 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 27.19, Long -40.48

6.55pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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17 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 30.27, Long -43.55

5.30am: Aired bedding

11.30am: Lash up and stow hammocks

2.00pm: Make and Mend

7.30pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 6


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18 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 33.33, Long -46.7

8.30am: Passed sailing vessel (Norwegian) steering SE

8.35am: Changed over steering gear to lower conning tower

10.02am: Changed over steering gear to fore bridge

11.24am: Sighted steamer bearing N58W steering N

2.15pm: Sighted steamer bearing Green 80, steering SSE, 5 twin derrick masts turret

2.40pm: Spoke oiler SS CASSIS [?CASSIO], London, Bermuda to Cromarty steering ENE {Lat 33.7, Long -47.05}

7.40pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 10


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19 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 35.73, Long -49.62

2.00pm: Make and Mend

5.00pm: Read warrants Nos 346, 347

7.00pm: Darkened ship

Sick list 7


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20 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 38.22, Long -53.02

2.30am: Reduced to 40 revs. 4th cutter and galley stove in by heavy sea

8.45am: Sighted barque bearing N18E distant 6 miles steering SE

Torn from fastenings and lost overboard {Awning stanchion from port bow; Safes, Meat (Pattern 434) 3 in No; Locks Pad 2.5-inch (Pattern 81) 1 in No; Hose canvas delivery 40ft No 3 size, 1 in No}

3.30pm: Passed Tanker steamship bearing Red 90 degrees, distant 7 miles

5.00pm: Hands employed replaced 4th cutter

Sick list 9


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21 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 40.91, Long -57.09

2.30am: Watch employed battening down

10.00am: Hands employed refitting coaling gear etc

Sick list 8


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22 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or at Sea

Lat 42.53, Long -60.46

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes

4.30pm-Midnight: Sounding at intervals

Sick list 8


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23 May 1917

From Freetown, Sierra Leone, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and at Halifax

Lat 44.62, Long -63.55

2.20am: Sighted Sambro Light bearing N50W (Compass)

4.45am: Sighted Sambro Head Lighthouse N56W

5.30am: Courses as requisite for entering Halifax harbour. Hands preparing for harbour

6.22am: Passed through boom

6.42am: Stop both

6.43am: Let go Starboard anchor

6.45am: Let go Port anchor

6.55am: Middled. Moored in C berth

7.50am: SS CONISTON came alongside

8.40am: Hands employed preparing for coaling

9.27am: Commenced coaling

9.57am: Coaling stay carried away

10.04am: Received 52 bags of mails

12.05pm: Water lighter came alongside

12.50pm: Resumed coaling

4.00pm: Ceased coaling for tea

4.20pm: Received 25 bags of mails

4.37pm: Resumed coaling

5.20pm: 5 ratings joined ship from HMCS NIOBE. Mr Hall, Engineer Warrant Officer, joined ship from HMCS NIOBE

7.00pm: Ceased coaling for supper

7.45pm: Resumed coaling

11.00pm: Hands to cocoa

11.35pm: Resumed coaling

Sick list 8


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