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Cruiser, ex-Armoured Cruiser, Kent or Monmouth-class

Pendant Nos. 9C (1914), 55 (1.18), N.28 (4.18). Launched 4.9.02 Fairfield. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. Crew: 678. 6th CS Grand Fleet 1915, 7th CS Grand Fleet 1915-16, 9th CS West Africa 1916-17, North America & West Indies 1916-18, China 1918. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, resold Granton S. Bkg. Co. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 4/9/02, sold for BU 1/7/20. After outbreak of war served with 3rd CS at Sierra Leone, but in January 1915 joined 6th CS, Grand Fleet, and then, in November 1915, 7th CS escorting convoys to the White Sea (Archangel). With 2nd CS from May 1916, then 9th CS in September. Went to North America and West Indies Station in September 1917 but returned to Devonport in June 1918, where she paid off. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). Information about sea state is based on the Sea Disturbance Scale where “rough to very rough” indicates waves 5 to 10 feet from peak to trough, “high” indicates waves of 11 to 15 feet, “very high” indicates wave height of 16 to 35 feet and “phenomenal” indicates waves of 36 feet and above. A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets [not in italics] if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant and foreign naval ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

Note: re Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Douglas Harry Dibben, the Navigating Officer whose signature appears on almost all the Log Book covers, it is indicated here that he was appointed to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer of the Military Division, on 31 December 1918.

There is more information about the ship here and here.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DONEGAL 1914-1918
(More detailed plots follow)

JP map overview

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DONEGAL
Operations in the Atlantic Ocean

JP map Donegal Atlantic

THE VOYAGES OF HMS DONEGAL
Operations in the North Sea and to Northern Russia

JP map Donegal North Sea - Russia

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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[Left hand side of hard cover of Log for October 7th 1914 to February 28th 1915 (in relatively poor condition)]

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Log of HMS “Donegal”

Commanded by Captain CD Carpendale

For The Period: Commencing Wednesday the 7th of October 1914

Tonnage (Displacement)

9,800 Tons

Extreme Length

463 Ft

Extreme Breadth

68 Ft

Engines


Manufacturer

Fairfield, Glasgow

IHP

22,000

Natural Draught

22,000

Description

Twin screw Triple Expansion, 4 cylinder inverted

When Fixed on Board

1902 at Glasgow

Boilers


Manufacturer

Fairfield, Glasgow

Description

Belleville with Economisers

When made

1902

When put in Vessel

1903

Paddle Wheels or Screw Propeller


Manufacturer

Fairfield

Description

Twin screws (3 bladed)

General State of Repair

Good


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[Page of Directions, indicating how the log is to be filled in]

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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers

41


Seamen

257


Boys

56


Marines

88


Engine-room Establishment

242


Other non-executive ratings

58


Total

742

Barometer



Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial


Name of Maker and number

C Fr Casella and Co, London, 734 AOM


Height of cistern above sea

18 Ft


Error of Mercurial Barometer

Nil


Thermometers for Air Temperature



Position in Ship

Fore Bridge


Whether in screen

Yes


Maker and No

Negretti and Zambra London MOA 8842: Dry

From Oct 7th 1914


Negretti and Zambra London MOA 9625: Wet


Thermometer for Sea Temperature



Maker and No

Negretti and Zambra London

From Nov 3rd 1914

Position of Standard Compass

Fore Upper Bridge


Deviation of Standard Compass

Date obtained: October 20th 1914

Position: Lat 50 20 N, Long 4 09 W

Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings


Fo’sc’le [Forecastle] Barbette

Twin 6” LB T2: Left G Mark VIII


Quarter Deck Barbette

Twin 6” LB T2: Right Mark VIII


Upper Deck

4 6” LB Mark VII P3


Upper Deck

6 12lb P3


After Shelter Deck

2 12lb P3


Main Deck

6 6” LB Mark VII P3


Upper Deck (Under Fo’sc’le)

2 3lb Hodchkiss [Hotchkiss]


Boat Deck (Port side)

1 3lb Hodchkiss


Store Room 2

1 12lbs 800cwt G1 Field carriage


Store Room 3

2 Maxims

Torpedo Armament

2 Submerged 18” Torpedo Tubes


Boats

Number of each carried

Length and Description


1

56ft Picket Boat


1

40ft Steam Pinnace


1

42ft Sailing launch


1

32ft Cutter


2

30ft Cutters


1

27ft Whaler

Miscellaneous Information




Forward

Aft

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

25ft 0in

24ft 6in

Load draught

24ft 0in

25ft 0in

Number of Tons necessary to increased draught 1 inch

46.6 Tons


Number of Tons of Coal Carried

[Blank]


Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

Nil


Quantity of Water carried

(a) For Boilers

148


(b) For Drinking

71


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7 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18 [estimated]

[No 3 Basin]

6.0am: Lit fires in F 2 and 3 boilers.

9.0am: Ship commissioned by Captain CD Carpendale.

am: Hands employed stowing bags and hammocks. Sorted out Mess gear.

2.30pm: Read stations for and exercised General fire and action stations.

3.30pm: Employed as requisite.

5.30pm: Gave leave to blue and white watches till 7am.

7.0pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 805 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs, Bread 1600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 143 tons]


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8 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

6.20am: Coal lighter berthed alongside.

9.0am: Divisions and prayers.

9.30am: Read stations close watertight doors and work main derrick.

am: Exercised all watches close WT doors and work main derrick.

11.0am: Commenced basin trial.

pm: Received 7 ratings from depot. Hands employed preparing for coaling and drawing stores.

5.0pm: Leave to Blue and Red Watches till 7am.

6.30pm: Closed WT doors.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 703 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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9 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

7.45am: Commenced coaling from temperley [Temperley] lighters.

am and pm: Employed coaling.

2.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

3.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 1024 tons.

7.0pm: Gave leave to Red and White Watches till 7am.

8.30pm: Close WT doors.

[Provisions received: Bread 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1136 tons]


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10 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Tested life buoys and found correct.

pm: Employed cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Leave to White and Blue Watches till 7am.

6.0pm: Cleared booms of spare wood.

6.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 725 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1400 lbs]


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11 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

7.0am: Berthed ammunition lighters alongside and passed boats into basin.

8.0am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Read Prayers.

3.0pm: Confidential books secured on board.

5.0pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches till 7am. Remainder employed preparing to ammunition ship.

[Barometric pressure and air and wet bulb temperatures recorded from noon onwards. Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 60F]


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12 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

5.0am: Lit fires in F4 boiler.

9.15am: Sailed HMS Exmouth.

9.30am: Sailed HMS Tiger.

am: Hands employed taking in ammunition. Unshipped Fore derrick.

pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition. Discharged 1 rating to hospital. Received 2 ratings from depot.

7.0pm: Leave to Red and White Watches till 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 618 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 620 lbs]


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13 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

am: Hands employed stowing ammunition.

1.0pm: Paid monthly money.

pm: Employed stowing ammunition.

7.0pm: Leave to Blue and White Watches till 7am.

[Provisions received: Bread 600 lbs]


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14 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

6.30am: Sailed HMS Jupiter.

8.0am: Arrived HMS “Diana” and 2 transports.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 10.0am: Exercised all action stations.

pm: Exercised Collision stations and entering harbour stations.

3.0pm: Transports with Canadian Troops arrived and commenced berthing them in Hamoaze.

5.30pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches till 7am.

6.30pm: Arrived HMS “Charybdis”.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 654 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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15 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

9.15am: Divisions. 9.30am: Employed at divisional drills.

11.15am: Arrived HMS Talbot.

11.30am: Mr Smyth, Boatswain, joined ship.

[Page signed by CD Carpendale]

0.35pm: Arrived HMS “Bellona”.

1.0pm: Lit fires in A 1-2 boilers.

pm: Exercised divisional drills and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Night defence stations.

5.0pm: Fires lit in F 2-3-4 boilers.

6.0pm: Leave to Blue and White Watches till 7am.

Midnight: Lit fires in B 1-6 and C 1-3 boilers.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 600 lbs]


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16 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Lit fires in D 1-4 boilers.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.30am: Secured.

1.30pm: Exercised all watches at darken ship.

2.30pm: Employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Exercised Fire stations. Read Warrant No 1.

5.0pm: Leave to Blue and White Watches till 7am.

8.30pm: Exercised Red Watch at darken ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1157 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs]


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17 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

2.0am: Fires banked in B 1-6, C 1-2-3 and D 1-4 boilers.

3.0am: Lit fires in D 5-8, E 1-4 and F 1-8 boilers.

am: Employed cleaning ship throughout. Exchanged 18 Marines with depot.

3.30pm: Leave to Red and blue Watch till 7am. Received 1 Rating from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

11.0pm: Fires alight in E 3 and 4 boilers.


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18 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

9.30am: Divisions. Landed RCs, Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

Noon: Closed B and C doors.

1.0pm: Leave to Red and White Watches till 11.0pm and boys till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.


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[Left hand side of log page for 19 October 1914]

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[Right hand side of log page, entries from both halves shown below]


19 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.18

[In No 3 Basin]

9.15am: Divisions. 9.30am: Ship inspected by C in C.

11.0am: Finished inspection.

pm: Hands employed hoisting boats and as requisite.

3.55pm: Cast off from Dockyard and proceeded under tugs to No 6 Buoy, Hamoaze.

4.45pm: Secured.

[Secured to No 6 Buoy]

6.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Draught: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 5”]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 737 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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[Left hand side of page for Record of Observations for Deviation]

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[Right hand side of page, as above, containing detailed data, and including:]

Description of Ship: Cruiser. Tonnage 9800 Tons. Horse Power: 22,000. Armament 14 6” Guns, [blank] 12 Pounders. Place of Observation: Plymouth Sound. Latitude 50 20 N, Longitude 4 9 W. Date: October 20th 1914. When distant Object has been used -- Name: Eddystone, distance 11 miles.

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[Part page with detailed information on:]

Description and Position of Correctors. Manoeuvring Compass and Standard. Steering Compasses - Fore Bridge, Conning Tower and Fore Lower.

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[Part page with data for:]

Comparisons of Standard with Compasses not recorded on other side.

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[Rescan of parts of previous 2 pages, over top of log page for 19th October]


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20 October 1914

From Devonport to Swing and Gun trials and at Devonport

Lat 50.15, Long -4.27 [estimated]

6.0am: Slipped. Proceeded to Sound under pilot.

6.50am: Secured to No 2 Buoy. 7.0am: Swung ship for adjustments of compasses.

9.30am: Finished swing.

10.30am: Slipped buoy. As requisite out of Sound to Eddystone.

11.30am: Eddystone bore NW 1 mile.

Noon: Shaped Course WSW 6 knots.

1.30pm: Turned 16 points to starboard.

2.0pm: Course ENE 6 knots with Eddystone ahead.

3.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for 12 Pounder firing.

4.15pm: Shaped Course N63E for Sound.

5.0pm: Course as requisite.

5.20pm: Entered Sound. 5.25pm: Stopped. 5.30pm: Proceeded up harbour under pilot.

6.10pm: Stopped. Secured to No 6 buoy Hamoaze.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Manned 1 12 Pounder Gun.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 15 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Eddystone North 1.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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21 October 1914

From Hamoaze to sea for Steam trial and at Devonport

Lat 50.27, Long -4.47 [bearings]

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.20am: Slipped No 6 buoy and proceeded down harbour under pilot.

7.0am: Dropped Pilot. Proceeded out of Sound and worked up for trial.

8.0am: Course N70W. 8.10am: Eddystone abeam 3 miles.

8.30am: Commenced trial.

[Courses Various for Steam trial]

9.15am: Altered course S70E.

10.30am: Altered course N67E.

10.50am: Altered course N70W.

11.30am: Altered course N48W.

11.45am: Altered course S70E.

am: Hands employed at Night defence stations and as requisite.

Noon: Finished trial.

0.30pm: Eased to 72 revs and shaped Course for Sound.

0.50pm: Stopped in Sound. 1.0pm: Proceeded up harbour under pilot.

1.30pm: Secured to No 6 buoy. Prepared for coaling.

5.30pm: Leave to CPOs till 10pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 16 and 104.6]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rame Head N74E, 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 722 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 895 tons]


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22 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[At No 6 Buoy]

6.45am: Commenced coaling from Temperley lighters each side.

[Draught: Forward 24’ 01”, Aft 25’ 00”]

7.0am: Arrived HMS Talbot.

am: Employed coaling.

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 840 tons.

[Draught after Coaling: 26’ 6”, 26’ 6”]

3.20pm: Arrived HMS Caesar.

pm: Hands employed washing down.

6.0pm: Leave to CPOs till 7am.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs, Vegetables 8000 lbs, Bread 1300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1727 tons]


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23 October 1914

At Devonport,

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[No 6 Buoy]

7.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Tested life buoys and found correct.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.20pm: Arrived HMS “Argonaut”.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to be towed forward” stations.

10.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[No 6 Buoy]

8.45am: Slipped No 6 Buoy and towed to No 4 Basin.

9.30am: Secured alongside.

[In Tidal Basin]

am: Hands employed as requisite.

0.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.30pm: Ship moved from South wall to East Wall.

2.30pm: Secured.

pm: Exercised Control and transmitting staff and 6 inch Gunlayers and Sightsetters.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

5.15pm: Leave to Red and White Watches till 7am.

6.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. 9.30pm: Opened up.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs]


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25 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

8.45am: Landed RCs.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

11.30am: Closed B and C doors. Special leave to White and Blue Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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26 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. 9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.30am: Secured.

pm: Hands employed working main derrick and A and B Groups at Divisional drill.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read stations and exercised “take in tow aft” stations only.

5.0pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 657 lbs, Bread 950 lbs]


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27 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.30am: Secured.

pm: Hands employed Working main derrick and at divisional drill.

3.30pm: Hoisted in Picket boat.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision stations.

5.0pm: Leave to White and Red Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Bread 750 lbs]


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28 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

am: Tested Main derrick with picket boat. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Gun Layers to Gunnery School for Instruction, remainder employed as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Blue and White Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 738 lbs, Bread 650 lbs]

[Weather fine and calm, after showers, noon temperature 49F]


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29 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

9.30am: Exercised Prepare for Night defence and Night defence stations, remainder mustering in sleeping billets.

pm: Gunlayers at Gunnery School for instruction. Remainder employed at divisional drills and as requisite.

4.10pm: Exercised collision stations.

6.0pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Bread 550 lbs]


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30 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

am: Hands employed working main derrick, painting side, and as requisite.

pm: Employed painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Red and White Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received Fresh Meat 1070 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]


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31 October 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout. Tested life buoys and found correct.

11.35pm: Closed B and C doors.

1.30pm: Paid monthly money. Make and mend clothes.

2.30pm: Leave to White and Blue Watches till 7am.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exchanged 1 RNR rating with depot.

[Provisions received: Bread 1300 lbs]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

8.30am: Landed RCs, Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service.

11.30am: Closed B and C doors. Leave to Red and Blue Watches till 7am.

1.0pm: Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

2.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 9 and 10. Discharged 2 ratings to detention quarters.

6.0pm: Received 1 rating from depot.


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2 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.38, Long -4.19

[In Tidal Basin]

9.20am: Cleared for action and exercised General Quarters.

4.0pm: Quarters. Prepared for night defence. Exercised shifting steering position.

5.30pm: Received 96 bags mails and 1 case for passage.

6.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.25pm: Exercised Night defence with Blue, White and Red in succession.

11.8pm: Exercised action.

11.33pm: Secured. Opened up ventilation.

Midnight: Piped down.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1102 lbs, Vegetables 6500 lbs, Bread 1400 lbs]


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3 November 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[In Tidal Basin]

6.0am: Prepared for sea.

8.0am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

10.45am: Closed B and C doors.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 10”]

11.0 Cast off from No 4 basin.

Noon: Proceeded down harbour with tug ahead.

0.30pm: Passed out of Sound and shaped Course S15W for boiler trial.

1.36pm: Turned 16 points to port. Course as requisite for Sound.

2.40pm: Stopped, dropped dockyard party. 2.50pm: Proceeded out of Sound.

3.30pm: Shaped Course S40W, 70 revs.

4.0pm: Eddystone abeam to Starboard 1 mile.

5.55pm: Darkened ship and Watch to Night defence.

10.0pm: Passed through French cruiser patrol. Sighted two French cruisers on line of bearing NNW.

Midnight: Ushant NW Light S5W.

[Course and Distance made good and Position: Under Weigh in Hamoaze]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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4 November 1914

From Plymouth

Lat 47.05, Long -6.69

1.0am: Altered course S45W.

1.30am: Ushant abeam 12 miles.

[Dutch SS Sumatra [Sumatra (2) listed here], Surabaya to Havre and London with cargo of sugar. Ships papers found in order and Master warned about the danger of proceeding into North Sea without Admiralty Instructions. No complaints. Entry of visit made in ships log Book. [Signed] E Clarke, Lieutenant RNR.

7.45am: Stopped. Boarded Dutch SS Sumatra (by Lieutenant Clarke RNR).

8.50am: Proceeded 70 revs, S45W.

10.0am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised physical drill.

10.25am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.30am: Secured. 11.40am: Put clocks back 10 minutes to SAT [Ship’s Apparent Time].

0.37pm: Increased to 75 revs.

[* See following page]

[3.45pm: Lat 42 5 N, Long 9 56 W. Boarded SS Karimata [listed with Sumatra above], Java Ports to Liverpool, London and Amsterdam with cargo of sugar and copra etc. Papers apparently correct. Master warned against proceeding into North Sea. No Complaints. [Signed] E Clarke Lieutenant RNR]

4.0pm: Deviation 2.5 degrees E.

4.45pm: Quarters. Prepared for Night defence.

5.14pm: Stopped to communicate by signal with P&O SS “Caledonia”.

5.20pm: Proceeded 75 revs.

5.40pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Connected Conning Tower steering gear.

10.0pm: Connected Fore bridge steering gear.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 227 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano S26W, 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 November 1914

From Plymouth

Lat 42.73, Long -9.42 [Bearings]

0.25am: Spoke RMS Otway who reported having seen 4 funnelled cruiser at mouth of Tagus.

7.0am: Secured Night defence.

7.15am: Spoke SS Plato [possibly SS Pluto] of Amsterdam.

10.0am: Spoke Danish SS Pregel.

10.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.50am: Spoke Spanish SS Serafini [?].

10.0am: Cape Villano abeam 8 miles.

11.30am: Cape Finisterre abeam 7 miles. Secured General Quarters.

1.45pm: Spoke Norwegian SS Ethel.

2.55pm: Altered course to NW to intercept Dutch SS Karimata.

3.25pm: Stopped and boarded her. Found correct.

[* Incorrectly logged on previous page. [Signed] D [?] Morey, Lieutenant (N)]

4.10pm: Proceeded S19W 75 revs. Deviation 2 degrees E.

5.40pm: Darkened ship. Exercised watch at Night Defence stations.

9.55pm: Connected Conning Tower steering gear. 10.0pm: Exercised action.

10.30pm: Secured stand fast Night defence. Connected up Fore bridge steering gear.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 288 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N38E, 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 58F]


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6 November 1914

From Plymouth to Madeira

Lat 38.48, Long -10.08

4.10am: Burlings bore S4E.

5.0am: Altered course S12W.

5.50am: Burlings S18E 12 miles. Patent Log 207.8.

6.30am: Observed Cape Roca abeam S7E.

6.40am: Spoke SS “Maria Madre” of Genoa [shown here under a previous name].

8.0am: Course as required to close HMS “Europa”. Various Courses.

8.47am: Stopped 4 miles West of Cape Roca. Sent Mail to “Europa” and received beef and Charts for HMS “Amphitrite”.

9.45am: Proceeded at 75 Revs, S57W. 9.52am: S18E. 10.5am: S57W. Deviation 2.25 degrees E.

5.40pm: Hands darkened ship. Watch to Night Defence.

[Course and Distance made good: S7W, 262 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Madeira S44W, 482 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 November 1914

From Plymouth to Madeira

Lat 35.07, Long -13.93

11.15am: Put clocks back 16 minutes, to SAT.

0.20pm: Altered course S59W.

4.0pm: Deviation 4.5 degrees. Lifebuoy washed overboard.

9.0pm: Altered course S63W. Reduced speed to 72 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S42W, 276 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Funchal S43W, 206 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1184.0 tons]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 6 or 7 and squally with sea state rough or very rough all day. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 67F]


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8 November 1914

From Plymouth to [and at] Funchal

Lat 32.64, Long -16.92 [estimated]

1.15am: Observed Santo Light N76W (Magnetic).

2.45am: Observed Fora Island Light S79W (Magnetic) x Santo Light N20E (Magnetic). 2.56am: Reduced to 60 Revs.

5.15am: Altered course West. 5.30am: Hauled in Patent Log.

6.0am: Course as requisite.

6.45am: Stopped. 6.50am: Came to Port anchor in 20 Fathoms, 8 Shackles. Anchor Bearings: Lao Rock N57E, Reids Hotel N12W.

[At single anchor Funchal]

8.20am: Exchanged 21 gun salute with shore battery. Preparing for Coaling.

9.0am: Collier “Ben Cruachan” berthed alongside.

11.20am: Commenced coaling working 3 holds.

pm: Ships Draft, before coaling: Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 6”.

pm: Coaling ship throughtout [throughout].

4.0pm: HMS “Amphitrite” arrived, and remained under way off Funchal. Sent Mails and Chart sets to “Amphitrite”.

7.30pm: Finished coaling (615 tons). Received 615 tons.

8.30pm: Collier “Ben Cruchan” [sic] cast off.

10.0pm: Hands washing down.

11.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 206 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1749.0 tons]


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9 November 1914

At Funchal [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 32.59, Long -16.92 [rough estimate]

[Single anchor at Funchal]

am: Ship’s Draft, after coaling: Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 26’ 0”.

6.0am: HMS “Amphitrite” anchored 2 cables to Eastward.

8.45am: Shortened in cable. Closed B and C doors.

9.24am: Weighed Port anchor. 9.25am: Engines as required to remain underway 0.5 miles to seaward of HMS “Amphitrite”. Tested Life belts.

11.40am: Proceeded to position 2.5 miles off harbour. Noon: Opened to 3 miles.

1.30pm: Closed ancorage [anchorage]. Put clocks on 30 minutes.

2.30pm: Boarded RMS “Andes” [Andes (1) listed here] for information.

5.0pm: Quarters and Physical drill. Clocks put on 30 minutes to GMT.

7.0pm: Darkened ship and watch to Night defence. [Anchor Bearings] Fora Island N75E; Lao Rock N20E.

[Noon Position: Underway at Funchal]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature73F, sea temperature 70F]


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10 November 1914

At Funchal [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 32.59, Long -16.92 [rough estimate]

[Under way at Funchal]

2.0am and 7.0am: Engines as required.

9.45am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.55am: Physical Drill.

10.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.0am: Carried out 1 inch practise at 11 knots.

Noon: Secured for dinner.

2.45pm: Exercised action. Carried out 1 inch aiming practice.

[1.45pm: Lat 32 34.5 N; Long 16 54 W: Boarded Dutch SS Prinz Frederik Hendriks [Prins Frederik Hendrik listed here]. Ships papers apparently correct. German Doctor aged 58 and one German lady passenger. Cautioned captain not to proceed into North Sea without Admiralty instructions and made entry in Log Book. [Signed] E Clarke Lieutenant RNR]

4.0pm: Finished practice.

5.0pm: Shaped Course South, 70 Revs. Quarters and Physical drill.

5.30pm: Prepared for Night defence. 5.47pm: 36 Revs.

6.16pm: 66 Revs. Took up position 2 miles on Starboard beam of “Amphitrite “. Course S19W, 13 knots.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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11 November 1914

At Sea [though not stated at top of log]

Lat 28.68, Long -17.43

10.30am: Altered course West 15 knots to intercept steamer.

11.10am: Stopped, spoke SS “Obuassi” [Obuasi] from Lagos, with German prisoners.

11.15am: Proceeded S17W, 35 Revs.

[Rotator for Pattern 316 log, accidently lost]

0.52pm: Port of Teneriffe [Tenerife] S54E.

1.0pm: Sighted Gomera Island S3W. 1.5pm: Point Nuess [?] abeam.

pm: Overhauled and repaired Coaling gear.

2.10pm: Steered towards Gomera at 95 Revs. Small Spanish steamer unloading on NW side.

2.40pm: Shaped Course S80W, 85 Revs.

4.35pm: Course as requisite for searching Western side of Hierro Island.

5.50pm: Exercised General Quarters. Star [symbol] Restinga Point Elevation 2400 feet, Visible 16 miles.

6.40pm: Observed Fixed Light on South side of Hierro Island N28W (Magnetic) 4 miles from star [symbol].

7.0pm: Watch to Night defence. Shaped Course South, 73 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 236 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gomera Island S8E, 32 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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12 November 1914

From Funchal

Lat 24.93, Long -17.17

1.52am: Moon [symbol] Rose.

6.48am: HMS “Amphitrite” in sight port beam.

8.0am: Altered course S17W, reduced to 50 Revs. Keeping station Starboard beam of “Ampithrite” [Amphitrite], 2 miles.

10.0am: Stopped. Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Carried out 1 inch aiming practice from after guns.

1.30pm: Continued carrying out 1 inch firing practice.

2.50pm: Finished practice.

3.30pm: Shaped Course N80E, 36 Revs.

4.55pm: Sighted Merchantman to Westward.

5.7pm: Altered course S80W, 85 Revs. Chasing Merchantman. 5.55pm: 105 Revs. 6.0pm: Fired 1 round of 6 inch astern of steamer. 6.20pm: Stopped. Communicated with SS “Highland Glen” [Highland Glen (2) listed here]. 6.30pm: Proceeded. Shaped Course N76E, 60 Revs.

7.36pm: Closed “Amphitrite”. 7.40pm: Stopped. 7.55pm: Sent boat to Flagship.

8.10pm: Hoisted boat. 8.23pm: Shaped Course N35E, 80 Revs. 8.40pm: Streamed Patent Log.

[Page signed] [C Carpendale, Captain]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 228 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Peak of Tenerife N8E, 202 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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13 November 1914

Cruising and at Santa Cruz

Lat 27.92, Long -16.48 [Bearings]

4.30am: Observed Tenerife Peak Bearing N31E.

5.53am: Stopped off Santa Cruz. 3.0pm: Exchanged 21 gun salute with Fort battery.

3.5pm: Dropped Cutter. 3.7pm: Stood out to Eastward, 50 Revs.

3.45pm: Stopped. Lying off.

5.8pm: Standing in at 63 Revs to pick up Cutter.

5.34pm: Proceeded to sea.

7.15pm: Stopped.

[Under way off Santa Cruz]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 232 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Peak of Tenerife N21W, 24 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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14 November 1914

Cruising and at Santa Cruz

Lat 23.43, Long -16.20 [rough estimate]

[Under way off Santa Cruz]

7.30am: [HMS] “Calgarian” approaching from Southward.

8.30am: Sent off Mails to “Calgarian”.

am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

[Under way off Santa Cruz]

7.0pm: Watch to Night defence. 7.15pm: Altered course N80E, 36 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 59.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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15 November 1914

Cruising and at Las Palmas

Lat 28.12, Long -15.27 [Bearings]

1.0am: Altered course S50E, 36 Revs.

2.0am: Sighted Isleta Light S by E, 2.5 miles.

3.20am: Altered course S20W. 3.40am: Altered course S50E.

7.5am: Stopped. 7.20am: Proceeded S30W, 36 Revs.

8.45am: Reduced to 30 Revs. Off Las Palmas.

9.40am: Divine Service.

10.30am: Altered course West, 8 knots, towards Las Palmas.

11.15am: Course altered as requisite to intercept and signal with French SS “Flandre” [there were at least 2 ships of this name at thistime, probably this ship].

Noon: Course N62W, 54 Revs for Las Palmas.

1.17pm: Stopped off Las Palmas. Saluted country with 21 guns, Spanish Admiral with 17 guns. Spanish OOG [Officer of Guard] called. Returned visit.

[Stopped at Las Palmas]

4.50pm: Ship on Course S6E, 90 Revs.

[5.20pm: Streamed Patent Log]

5.45pm: Altered course S33W.

6.47pm: Maspolamos [Maspalomas] Light N57W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 80 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Isleta Light N65W, 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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16 November 1914

From Las Palmas to Sierra Leone

Lat 23.68, Long -16.06

7.40am: Altered course S11E.

11.0am: Sighted River Ouro ahead.

11.40am: Spanish Fort bore S70E, 7 miles, altered course S52W.

pm: Hands washing clothes.

6.20pm: Altered course S29W.

11.0pm: Observed Cape Blanco Light S12E.

11.20pm: Cape Blanco Light 4 Points, Patent Log 207.2.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 281 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Galha Point [Punta Galha] S26W, 98 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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17 November 1914

From Las Palmas to Sierra Leone

Lat 18.08, Long -17.65

0.44am: Cape Blanco Light abeam S61E, 23 miles.

8.0am: Observed Deviation Nil.

Noon: Re-set log.

pm: Hands employed washing hammock cloths.

9.45pm: Passed steamer without lights steering Northerly. Lighted Port side Light when nearly abeam.

11.42pm: Sighted Cape Verde Light S21E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 355 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Verde Light House S2E, 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 76.5F, sea temperature 75F]


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18 November 1914

From Las Palmas to Sierra Leone

Lat 12.12, Long -17.57

1.20am: Cape Verde Light abeam Distant 21 miles.

Noon: Re-set Patent Log.

4.50pm: Stopped. Carried out firing practice with Sub-calibre.

6.20pm: Finished. Picked up Target. 6.25pm: Shaped Course S28E, 90 Revs.

10.0pm: Altered course S40E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 361 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bijonja W Breaker S43E, 53 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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19 November 1914

From Las Palmas to Sierra Leone and at

Lat 8.85, Long -14.00

6.20am: Sighted HMS “Highflyer” and “Marmora”.

8.50am: Patent Log hauled in.

9.30am: General Quarters. Carried out firing practice at target towed by HMS “Highflyer”, SE, 8 knots.

11.0am: Finished practice. 11.5am: Stopped off “Highflyer”.

11.40am: Steady on Course S42E.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

2.30pm: Altered course as requisite, 75 Revs. Closed B and C doors.

3.23pm: Stopped by WSS [War Signal Station].

3.40pm: Proceeded 80 Revs. 3.55pm: Stopped. 3.58pm: Let go anchor Starboard, 9.5 Fathoms, veered 6 Shackles. Anchor Bearings: Cathedral S2E, 8.4 cables; Lookout Point N83W.

[Single anchor at Sierra Leone]

5.41pm: Clocks back 53 minutes to MTP [Mean Time Port?]

6.30pm: Collier “Brinkburn” London fast alongside. Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 301 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Sierra Leone S62E, 48 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 575.0 tons]


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20 November 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24 [estimated]

[Single anchor at Sierra Leone]

4.35am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Employed Coaling throughout.

pm: Draft. Before coaling: Fore 22’ 9”, Aft 25’ 0”. Received 1165 tons. After coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”.

9.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 1165 tons. Average per hour = 101.3 tons.

11.0pm: Hands washing down and re-stowing coaling gear.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1726.0 tons]


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21 November 1914

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Single anchor at Sierra Leone]

7.30am: Collier “Brinkburn” cast off.

1.20pm: Mr Branson KAR [first initial indistinct - KAR is King’s African Rifles] transferred to HMS “Macedonia”.

5.15pm: HMS “Macedonia” passed out of harbour.

8.30pm: Exercised Search Light crews.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 3360 lbs]


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22 November 1914

At [and leaving] Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Single anchor at Sierra Leone]

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.20am: Closed B and C doors. Hands preparing ship for sea.

0.25pm: Anchor away. Turning ship seaward. Engines as required.

1.5pm: Steady on Course N63W, 68 Revs.

[Streamed Patent Log at 1.35pm]

3.30pm: Passed French steamer and HMS “Marmora”.

6.30pm: Darkened ship and watch to Night defence.

9.30pm: Clocks on 26 minutes.

11.43pm: HMS “Victorian” passed abeam off 2.5 miles to Eastward.

[Number on sick list: 19]


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23 November 1914

From Sierra Leone to Canary Islands

Lat 10.55, Long -16.77

1.30am: Put clocks onto GMT [Greenwich Mean Time] (26 minutes).

10.30am: Read stations and exercised each watch in turn at Night defence stations.

11.50am: Connected Conning tower steering gear.

5.30pm: Connected up Fore bridge steering gear.

8.0pm: Exercised “alert”.

9.30pm: Exercised “Alert” and burnt Search lights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 245 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: West Bijonga Breaker N10W, 60 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 83F,sea temperature 82F]


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24 November 1914

From Sierra Leone to Canaries

Lat 14.48, Long -17.72 [Bearings]

10.0am: Exercised all watches at Night defence stations.

10.20am: “Stopped”, dropt [dropped] targets. Carrying out Firing practice.

11.50am: Finished practice. Noon: Course N18E, 68 Revs.

1.10pm: Cape Verde Light House abeam 11 miles.

2.0pm: Passed and signalled SS “Pecon” [or possibly Pecou] (French).

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Verde Light House N42E, 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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25 November 1914

From Sierra Leone to Canaries

Lat 18.58, Long -17.65

[9.25am: Hauled in Patent Log]

10.15am: “Stopped”, dropt [sic] targets. Carried out night defence firing practice with all watches.

11.55am: Finished. Noon: Shaped Course N18E, 68 Revs.

3.10pm: Stopped and boarded RMS “Walmer Castle” [Walmer Castle(2) listed here] bound North.

3.55pm: Altered course N22E, 68 Revs and proceeded.

8.5pm: “Stopped”, dropt Targets. 8.30pm: Carried out Firing practice at Night defence stations.

[Night Firing]

10.10pm: Finished, picked up Targets.

10.25pm: Shaped Course and proceeded N22E, 68 Revs.

[10.34pm: Re-set Patent Log]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 241 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: South Cape Blanco N15E, 137 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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26 November 1914

From Sierra Leone to Canaries

Lat 21.93, Long -17.63

[9.25am: Hauled in Patent Log]

9.45am: Stopped. 9.50am: Cleared for Action. 10.0am: Carried out firing practice.

11.30am: Fired a Torpedo. Finished. Noon: Picking up Targets.

0.43pm: Proceeded N22E, 63 Revs.

[1.0pm: Streamed Patent Log]

[Course and Distance made good: North 201 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz Teneriffe [sic] N11E, 400 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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27 November 1914

From Sierra Leone to Santa Cruz

Lat 25.79, Long -16.93

10.10am: Exercised General Quarters, also Conning Tower and Fore Cross passage wheels and Telegraphs.

11.30am: Secured. Connected Fore bridge steering gear.

8.55pm: Exercised “Alert” and Night defence.

9.29pm: Altered course N35E and eased to 53 Revs.

11.5pm: Sighted Teneriffe Peak bearing (approximately) N5E.

[Course and Distance made good: N10E, 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz N15E, 165 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Weather fine, wind north easterly force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 70F]


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28 November 1914

From Sierra Leone to Teneriffe and off Santa Cruz

Lat 28.88, Long -16.03

2.10am: Observed Abona Point Light N10W.

6.30am: Stopped, 3 miles of Santa Cruz Teneriffe.

7.0am: Closed Santa Cruz at 11 knots.

7.30am: Stopped, dropt cutter.

9.20am: Engines as requisite to pick up Cutter. 9.50am: Proceeded Course N85E, 81 Revs.

10.44am: Anaga Point abeam N65W, 2.5 miles.

3.0pm: Overhauled and repairing coaling gear.

3.35pm: Observed Salvage Island N25E.

4.30pm: Stopped. Engines and helm as requisite to manouver ship whilst speaking “Avocet” of Liverpool. Quarters and drill.

4.47pm: Proceeded half ahead both North, 75 Revs,

5.30pm: Connected Fore lower steering wheel and Telegraphs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 193 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Great Salvage Island N60E, 74 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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29 November 1914

From Santa Cruz to Funchal Madeira, and at Funchal

Lat 32.64, Long -16.92 [estimated]

1.45am: Observed Fora Island Light bearing N23E. Reduced to 63 Revs.

[6.30am: Hauled in Patent Log]

7.0am: Stopped. Connected up Bridge steering gear.

7.20am: Proceeded, 36 Revs. 7.25am: Approaching Funchal at 6 knots.

8.0am: Came to with BB [?] in 13 Fathoms, veered 4.5 Shackles. Anchor Bearings: Lao Rock Flag Staff N58E, abeam port Rieds [Reid’s] Hotel N23W.

[At Single anchor Funchal]

am: Discharged 1 Corporal RMLI to HMS “Amphitrite”.

11.0am: Performed Divine Service.

11.40am: HMS “Amphitrite” and “Argonaut” proceeded.

0.20pm: As Requisite. 0.25pm: Anchor aweigh.

[0.55pm: Set and streamed Patent Log]

[Draft on Arrival and Departure: Fore 24’ 0”, Aft 24’ 11”]

1.0pm: Course N85E.

1.43pm: Altered course N62E. Fora Island abeam 2 miles.

pm: Patent Log underlogging 2.5%.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. 6.50pm: Watch to Night defence.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 720 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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30 November 1914

From Funchal to Plymouth

Lat 36.62, Long -14.12

6.45am: Secured Night defence.

6.30pm: Watch to Night defence.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N31E, 442 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Rain or showers through middle of day, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

From Funchal to Plymouth

Lat 40.90, Long -11.58

9.35am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical drill.

1.0pm: Altered course N44E.

pm: Ship’s company received monthly payment.

[Course and Distance made good: N25E, 285 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N41E, 161 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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2 December 1914

From Funchal to Plymouth

Lat 45.78, Long -8.23

[Log just records routine matters]

[Course and Distance made good: N27E, 327 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ushant Light N39E, 203 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Wind mostly south westerly in am, westerly or north westerly in pm, force 6 to 7-8 all day, with sea state rough to very rough. Noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 54F]


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3 December 1914

From Funchal to Plymouth and at Devonport

Lat 50.35, Long -4.15 [rough estimate]

2.0am: Ushant Light abeam S44E.

9.30am: Eddystone Light House abeam (Port) 1.5 miles. Divisions and Prayers.

10.0am: Course as requisite for swept channel into sound. Hands preparing ship for harbour.

10.15am: Course and speed as Requisite to proceed to anchorage.

10.22am: Let go Starboard anchor in 8 Fathoms. Anchor Bearings: Rams Cliffe [Ram Cliff] S37E, Fort S40W.

[Single anchor Plymouth Sound]

11.48am: Engines and helm as requisite to weigh anchor. 11.55am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeding up to berth assisted by Admiralty Tug, 50 Revs.

0.50pm: Fast No 7 Berth Hamoaze.

[Fast No 7 berth Hamoaze]

2.0pm: Three Hospital cases sent ashore.

3.40pm: Lighters berthed alongside.

4.30pm: Granted leave to White and Blue watches.

6.0pm: Received two stoker ratings from RN Depôt.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 327 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 379 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 601.0 tons]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 7-8 to 5 all day, sea rough or very rough in am]


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4 December 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[Fast No 7 berth Hamoaze]

4.30am: HMS “Diana” passed out of harbour.

8.25am: Hands commenced coaling ship.

1.0pm: HMS “Charybdis” passed out of harbour.

pm: Received 2 boy Telegraphists, 6 2nd class, 1 1st class and 2 ERAs [Engine Room Artificers], 3 ABs [Able Seamen], 3 RNR seamen and 1 Boy. Discharged 6 Ratings to RN Barracks.

5.0pm: Hands coaling throughout.

11.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 1165 Tons.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1757.0 tons]

[Squally westerly or south westerly wind force 7-8 to 6-7 in middle of day, barometric pressure recorded hourly in pm - rising slowly; noon temperature 52F]


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5 December 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Fast No 7 berth Hamoaze]

9.30am: Divisions. 9.40am: Hands employed as requisite.

0.45pm: Special leave to Red and White watches.

1.25pm: Shifted ship to No 6 berth.

[Fast No 6 berth Hamoaze]

pm: Hands employed taking in ammunition.

6.30pm: Closed B and C doors. Read Fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1104 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs, Bread 1400 lbs]


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6 December 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Fast No 6 berth Hamoaze]

6.30am: Sent escort ashore for prisoners.

7.0am: Sent escort for Prisoner.

7.30am: Escort returned.

8.45am: RCs Church part[y] proceeded.

8.50am: Escort returned.

9.45am: Chapel parties proceeded.

10.15am: Presbyterians proceeded. 10.30am: Prayers read.

11.15am: Leave to Blue and White watches. 11.30am: Marine and Stoker escorts sent ashore.

0.20pm: Marine escort returned. 0.30pm: Stoker escort returned.

1.0pm: Liberty men (Marines) landed.

5.0pm: Liberty men landed.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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7 December 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Fast No 6 berth Hamoaze]

9.15am: Read Warrant No 11.

9.20am: Transport SS “Elele” arrived.

10.40am: Joined 3 seaman Ratings from Depôt.

am: Hands provisioning ship.

1.30pm: Received 1 RNR Stoker from Depôt.

pm: Hands working Main derrick.

4.0pm: Special leave to Red and Blue watches.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Bread 1400 lbs]


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8 December 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.39, Long -4.19

[Fast No 6 berth Hamoaze]

am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

2.30pm: Tested Life buoys and found correct.

5.30pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

7.30pm: 3 Seamen and 3 Stokers joined from Depôt.

8.35pm: 1 Seaman returned to Depôt.

10.40pm: Joined 1 Stoker.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 541 lbs, Vegetables 9000 lbs]


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9 December 1914

From Devonport to Orkneys

Lat 50.05, Long -4.72 [Bearings]

[Fast No 6 berth Hamoaze]

6.0am: Hands preparing ship for Sea.

7.25am: Discharge 1 Marine to Depôt. 7.55am: Received 1 Marine.

9.5am: Let go from berth and proceeded, 50 Revs. 9.8am: Engines as requisite to turn ship assisted by Tugs.

9.31am: Let go Tug. 9.45am: Dropt [sic] Pilot.

9.50am: Proceeded out of Sound; as requisite down swept channel, 87 Revs.

10.0am: Off Draystone. Shaped Course S48W.

[10.18am: Streamed Patent Log]

10.40am: Eddystone Light House bore S45E, 1 mile, altered course S81W.

am: Draught leaving Plymouth: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”.

1.20pm: Lizard Light abeam, altered course N63W. 1.45pm: Reduced to 81 Revs.

3.0pm: Altered course N45W. 3.10pm: Wolf Light House S22W, 3.5 miles.

4.0pm: Reduced 63 Revs. Sevenstone [Sevenstones] Light ship abeam 2.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 33 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House S73W, 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 December 1914

From Devonport to Orkneys

Lat 51.92, Long -11.17 [Bearings]

Midnight: Altered course West. 0.30am: Altered course N58W.

3.35am: Fastnet Light House N5W.

8.10am: Passed HMS “Thunderer” abeam opposite, Steering SE.

8.30am: Altered course North.

10.5am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.44am: Great Skellig abeam.

11.0am: Secured General Quarters.

11.30am: Patent Log underlogging 4%.

2.0pm: Altered course N20E.

6.25pm: Exercised the “Alert”.

10.0pm: Altered course N39E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 302 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Teasight [presumably Tearaght] Light House N66E, 21.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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11 December 1914

From Devonport to Orkneys

Lat 56.93, Long -9.52

8.20am: Ship hove-to SE, 50 Revs.

9.20am: N55E, 85 Revs. 9.30am: Increased to 90 Revs.

Noon: Eased to 55 Revs. Head SE. Seaboats Secured.

0.40pm: Course N44E, 72 Revs. 0.45pm: 93 Revs. 0.55pm: Hove-to. Head SE, secured Whaler.

3.0pm: Course ESE, 60 Revs.

7.50pm: Hove-to. Head SE, 48 Revs.

8.10pm: Sounded 78 Fathoms. 8.20pm: Course S67E, 60 Revs.

11.30pm: Monach Light bore N61E, 22 miles.

Midnight: Altered course N22E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 320 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Kilda Left Tangent N34E, 61 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[South easterly wind force 7-8 to 9-10 in am, force 9 in pm, sea state high from noon onwards. Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 45F]


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12 December 1914

From Devonport to Orkneys

Lat 58.62, Long -6.60 [Bearings]

1.10am: Shillay Light abeam S68E, 6.75 miles.

6.45am: Flannan Light abeam 8 miles, altered course N80E.

7.30am: Daylight, Land visible to Starboard.

8.19am: Wireless carried away. Hauled to SE0.25E.

11.30am: Patent Log underlogging 3%.

1.30pm: Altered course East, eased to 54 Revs,

3.5pm: Sighted Rona Island N15E.

5.18pm: Cape Wrath Light S28E.

10.0pm: Altered course to East.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 175 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: North Rona Island N38E, 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Wind still south easterly but force 6-5 to 7 all day, sea state mostly rough]


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13 December 1914

From Plymouth to Orkneys and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

7.10am: Sighted Dunnet Head Light. [Hauled in Patent Log]

7.15am: Course as requisite into Scapa through Hoxa Sound.

8.35am: Let go Port anchor N85E, 19 cables from Church on Faro [Fara] Island.

9.0am: Shifted berth 1.5 cables to Windward. 9.15am: Let go Port anchor, veered 7 shackles. 9.20am: Starboard anchor, 2 Shackles.

[Two anchors Scapa Flow]

3.48pm: Anchor aweigh. Shifted berth into A line. 3.58pm: Let go Starboard anchor, veered 8 Shackles. 4.4pm: Let go Port anchor, veered 3 Shackles. (In A6 berth. Anchor Bearings: “Benbow” N85E, 2.5 cables).

6.0pm: Night defence stations.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Squally easterly or south easterly wind force 8 in late am, force 6-7 or 6 in pm; noon temperature 40F]


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14 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors at Scapa Flow]

10.0am: Trawler alongside with Mails.

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

3.45pm: Darkened ship and prepared for Night defence.

4.15pm: Sentries placed. 4.45pm: Closed up to Night defence.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1158.0 tons]

[Wind mostly north easterly force 6-9 to 7-8 all day, with rain in am]


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15 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors at Scapa Flow]

am: Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 3”.

8.40am: Collier “Pomaron” [listed here] alongside.

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

4.5pm: Finished coaling (610 Tons). 4.30pm: Collier left.

6.19pm: Weighed Port anchor, shortened to 6 Shackles on Starboard.

[Single anchor at Scapa Flow]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1745.0 tons]


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16 December 1914

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor at Scapa Flow]

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship after coaling.

9.30am: Ammunition vessel alongside.

am: Loading ammunition. Discharged one man to Hospital ship.

11.30am: Ammunition vessel left.

0.52pm: Weighed anchor. Assumed organization in 6th CS [CruiserSquadron]. 1.0pm: Proceeded out of Scapa at 12 knots. 1.20pm: 16 knots, ship on Zig Zag Courses. 1.30pm: Streamed Patent Log.

[Draught: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7”]

[As Requisite out of Hoxa Sound]

2.0pm: Passed between Stroma and Swona Island. 2.10pm: Exercised General Quarters.

3.0pm: Shaped Course S43E and as requisite for taking up Cruising Formation. 3.10pm: Sounded “Secure”.

4.25pm: Increased 110 Revs. 4.55pm: Increased 120 Revs.

5.30pm: Connected up Fore Cross Passage steering gear.

6.30pm: Reduced 82 Revs. 7.0pm: Reduced 69 Revs. 8.0pm: Reduced 57 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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17 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.67, Long 3.12

1.57am: Zig Zagging 4 Points, 15 minutes each way.

6.30am: Cleared ship for action.

7.10am: Opened out 3 miles to SW. [Hauled in Patent Log 183.6]

8.20am: 56 Revs. 8.55am: 95 Revs. 9.0am: 110 Revs to change diagram.

9.50am: Decreased to 69 Revs, in new position, line of advance SSE, 9 knots, zig zagging 3 Points.

11.0am: Speed of advance 12 knots.

2.0pm: N35W, 18 knots to change diagram. Course of Fleet NNW.

4.0pm: Hove-to SW to Secure Gunports. 4.10pm: Proceeded.

6.0pm: In Position 8 miles ahead of Battle Fleet. Course N.

10.15pm: N1W, 64 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 283.6 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 250 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]


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18 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.97, Long 1.00 [From 8am Sights]

7.0am: Sighted [HMS] “Drake” Starboard quarter, 57 Revs. 7.12am: 89 Revs.

7.50am: Altered course N0.5W, 64 Revs,

9.15am: 93 Revs, zigzagging 2 Points, speed of advance 13.8 knots.

9.50am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.15am: General Quarters Exercised. 10.20am: Stopped. Dropt Target. Carrying out Sub-Calibre Firing.

11.45am: 75 Revs. 11.53am: 55 Revs.

2.30pm: Picked up Target and Proceeded 75 Revs to East to close Drake.

4.0pm: Course East, 1 mile on Port beam of Drake, 75 Revs.

10.0pm: Altered course S72W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries S58W, 142 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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19 December 1914

Patrolling

Lat 59.43, Long -0.17 [From 8am]

8.30am: Altered course SW by S and as Requisite to examine shipping.

[As Requisite on Patrol and intercepting Trawlers]

11.0am: Zig Zagging.

1.0pm: Course SW by S, 15 knots and as Requisite to examine shipping. Spoke Trawler “Westminster”.

3.40pm: Darkened ship. Zig Zagging.

4.30pm: Steady Course SW by S, 10 knots, in company with “Drake”.

9.0pm: Altered course NE by N.

[Distance run through the Water: 265.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fair Island N82W, 45 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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20 December 1914

Patrolling

Lat 58.00, Long -0.72

2.0am: Altered course SW by S.

7.30am: Took Station on Port beam of Drake, 1 mile.

8.0am: Course SE by E. 8.20am: 15 knots. Course SE by E and as requisite on Patrol.

9.0am: Spoke Norwegian SS “Schweigaard” ordered her to “Berwick”.

10.0am: Divisions and Church. Zig zagging.

11.30am: Patent Log underlogging 3%.

0.19pm: Course NNE.

3.0pm: Altered course to take up Position 1 mile SSW of Drake. Course WNW.

4.30pm: Altered course N52E, 10 knots. On Station 1 mile East of “Drake”.

9.0pm: Altered course West.

[Distance run through the Water: 279.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries N59W, 80 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1130.0 tons]


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21 December 1914

Patrolling, at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

3.42am: Observed Pentland Skerrier [Skerries] bearing West.

6.0am: As Requisite into Scapa through Hoxa Sound. [In Patent Log]

7.30am: Underweigh in Scapa Flow.

8.33am: Let go Port anchor in 17 Fathoms, veered 7 Shackles.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

9.45am: Collier SS “Orlock Head” alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed Coaling ship throughout.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 3”, Aft 25’ 3”]

4.45pm: Joined, one Seaman rating.

6.30pm: Finished Coaling. 645 Tons. 7.0pm: Collier left. Hands cleaning ship.

8.30pm: Hands prepared for Night defence.

9.30pm: Hands closed up to Night defence.

[Distance run through the Water: 124.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2024 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1730.0 tons]


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22 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor at Scapa Flow]

9.0am: Discharged one case to Hospital SS “China” [details here].

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 8”]

1.55pm: Confidential books arrived on board from C in C.

3.30pm: Worked Main derrick and placed Picket boat and steam launch aboard and hauled up Gangway.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 5000 lbs]


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23 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor at Scapa Flow]

8.20am: Put Picket boat and Steam launch over the side. Lowered Cutter and Gangway.

am: Hands painting ship and as requisite.

0.50pm: Discharged 1 Seaman rating to Depôt. 0.55pm: Joined 2 Wireless ratings.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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24 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

11.45am: Received 1 PO Telegraphist from “Assistance” [Fleet repairship listed here].

[Draught: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 7”]

pm: Preparing for sea.

3.15pm: Weighed. 6th CS formed single line ahead. Proceeded out of harbour, 12 knots.

3.40pm: Passed Boom Gate, 14 knots.

4.24pm: Muckle Skerry bore South 1.3 miles, Course S69E, 12 knots.

9.20pm: Altered course in succession to S18E, 13 knots.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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25 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.52, Long 2.88

7.25am: Took Station 1 mile abeam of [HMS] “Falmouth”.

8.0am: Sighted Battle Fleet: astern.

8.15am: Course shaped, East, 16 knots.

8.45am: In Position on Diagram S31E, advance 12 knots.

9.30am: Fleet altered course S48E, preserved relative bearings.

2.0pm: Course ENE.

3.0pm: Altered course SSE and took up Position N.

3.30pm: Altered course NNW preserving relative bearings, 12 knots.

9.40pm: S14W.

Midnight: Altered course S21W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance; Heligoland S50E, 224 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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26 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.28, Long 2.30

8.0am: Altered course S5W, 75 Revs.

9.30am: Altered course NW, 75 Revs. 9.45am: Altered course N6W, 87 Revs.

10.40am: NW by W Course, 63 Revs.

11.0am: Altered course North, Took station 5 miles East of Flag.

0.35pm: Course NW by N, 15 knots.

1.40pm: Altered course NW0.5N, 17 knots.

3.0pm: Altered course N25W in station 3 miles East of Battlefleet.

4.0pm: 44 Revs, altered course SW. 4.10pm: 75 Revs to look for Destroyer “Hope”. (Broken down).

6.0pm: Altered course S6W, 8 knots.

6.30pm: 75 Revs. “Hope” reported correct.

6.50pm: Altered course NW by N. 7.0pm: “Hope” proceeding N15W, 93 Revs.

11.20pm: Altered course North, 63 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 269.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries N50W, 230 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Southerly wind force 6 to 8 in am, with sea state very rough to high, Westerly force 7 to 5 with sea state reducing during pm. Weather fine or overcast, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 45F]


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27 December 1914

Patrolling

Lat 59.60, Long -1.69 [estimated]

10.5am: Altered course NW by N.

10.35am: Sighted Fair Island bearing WNW.

Noon: Hove-to South of Fair Island.

0.50pm: Shaped Course S83W, 87 Revs.

3.0pm: Altered course South. 3.30pm: North, 39 Revs. 4.0pm: South, 57 Revs. 4.23pm: Altered course ESE.

5.23pm: Altered course South.

8.0pm: Altered course NE by E. 9.0pm: Altered course S70W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 314 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kroo Island Fair Island [presumably Skroo, Fair Isle] S60E, 5 miles]

[Noon Position] [Fair Island Peak S by E, 3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1250.0 tons]

[South easterly wind force 7 or 8 in am, westerly or south westerly force 8 for most of pm, sea state very high at 8am and noon, high in pm]


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28 December 1914

At sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

3.0am: Altered course N84W.

4.40am: Altered course S84E.

5.35am: Altered course N57W.

6.25am: As Requisite for entering Scapa Flow through Hoxa Sound.

8.25am: Let go Port anchor, 18.5 Fathoms, veered 6 Shackles, B6 berth.

am: Prepairing [sic] for Coaling.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6]

11.30am: Collier “Northwaite” alongside.

1.0pm: Commenced coaling.

pm: Coaling throughtout [sic].

5.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 530 Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 181.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1739.0 tons]


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29 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

pm: Overhauling and repairing coaling gear.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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30 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.35am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.45am: Physical Exercise.

11.0am: Struck and housed Fore and Main Topgallant masts.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Case to Hospital ship.

4.38pm: Let go Starboard anchor, veered 2.5 shackles. Veered to 10 Shackles on Port anchor.

5.12pm: Closed up to Night defence.


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31 December 1914

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.0am: Weighed Starboard anchor, hove in to 2 Shackles on Port.

am: Exercised General Quarters and collision Stations.

11.0am: Secured Starboard anchor.

pm: Discharged 1 Wireless Rating to "Assistance". Received 1 PO Telegraphist from “Assistance”. Received 1 OS from “Drake”. Discharged 1 boy to Drake.

[Number on sick list: 11]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

7.45am: Arrived HMS “Yarmouth”.

am: Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations.

3.20pm: Let go Starboard bower 4 Shackles, and veered to 10 on Port anchor.

[Double anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

4.25pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[South easterly wind force 7-8 to 9 in pm, barometric pressure relatively low and falling]


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2 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Double anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

1.0pm: Ships Company received monthly payment.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[South easterly wind force 10 at 4am, force 6 then 5 from noon, barometric pressure down to 28.42 at 4pm, then starting to rise]


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3 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Double anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.0am: Weighed Starboard anchor, shortened to 8 Shackles on Starboard [presumably should be Port].

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

3.0pm: Discharged 1 case to Hospital Ship.

7.30pm: Discharged 1 case to Hospital Ship.

10.30pm: Ship placed in Quarantine.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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4 January 1915

At Scapa Flow [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

am: Hands employed as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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5 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.50am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.20am: Secured.

pm: Hands employed rigging coaling gear.

4.15pm: Let go Starboard anchor, 4 Shackles, veered to 10 on Port.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1565.0 tons]


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6 January 1915

At Scapa Flow, and at Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

am: Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 2”.

8.50am: Collier SS Poldhu alongside.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Hove up and secured Starboard anchor.

10.45am: Finished coaling. 160 Tons received.

pm: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands employed cleaning and preparing ship for sea.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 6”]

3.0pm: Closed B and C doors. 3.15pm: Prepared for Night defence.

3.40pm: Darkened ship. 3.45pm: Weighed anchor. 3.55pm: Proceeded, 50 Revs.

5.0pm: Remained underway in Scapa Flow.

5.30pm: Passed out of Gate and Westward through Pentland Skerries.

6.10pm: Shaped Course N70W.

[6.30pm: Streamed the Patent Log]

9.0pm: Commenced Zig Zagging 2 Points, speed of advance 11 knots.

Midnight: Observed Cape Wrath S30E.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1095 lbs, Vegetables 4960 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1664.0 tons]


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7 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.10, Long -6.29 [estimated]

1.43am: Cape Wrath Light S43E x Butt of Lewis S54W.

7.8am: Turned together to S70W.

[7.30am: Hauled in Patent Log]

7.50am: Turned together East. Formed single line ahead open order.

8.20am: Altered course to SSE.

8.30am: Sulisker bore South, 6 miles.

9.0am: Cleared ship for action.

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite to mark for “Drake”, South of Sulisker.

11.0am: Carried out 6 inch practice West of Sulisker [Sula Sgeir] firing at Grailisgeir [Gralisgeir - shown on map of Sula Sgeir above, to the south] Rock

0.50pm: Secured. 1.0pm: Altered course NW, 3 miles on Port beam of “Drake”.

2.0pm: Carried out Range taking exercise.

3.0pm: Finished.

4.0pm: Course West.

4.30pm: Dropped target.

5.10pm: Carried out Night Firing with Service ammunition.

6.15pm: Finished. Picked up Target. 6.30pm: Shaped Course West, 63 Revs.

10.0pm: Altered course S84W.

[Distance run through the Water: 238 miles]

[Noon position] [Firing 5 miles West of Sulisker Rock]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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8 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.73, Long -8.17

1.45am: Altered course N70E.

8.0am: Sighted: Drake, altered course NNW.

9.20am: Stopped. Veered Target. 9.30am: Carried out Sub-calibre with “Drake” on opposite Courses, E by N and S by W.

11.30am: Finished, hauled in Target. Noon: Shaped Course West.

2.0pm: Carried out Range Taking exercise with “Drake”.

3.0pm: Finished. Took station 4 cables astern of “Drake”. Course S40E, 12 knots.

4.15pm: Darkened ship.

10.30pm: Butt of Lewis Light S10W.

Midnight: Altered course S74E, commenced Zig Zaging [sic] 3 Points.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 247 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sulisker Rock S57E, 73 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1473.0 tons]


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9 January 1915

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

2.20am: Cape Wrath Light bore South (True).

3.0am: Commenced Zig Zagging 2 Points.

6.0am: Passed Dunnet Head. Course as requisite to Scapa.

7.30am: Passed gate.

8.15am: Let go Starboard anchor, 6 Shackles, B6 Berth.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

9.0am: Collier “Wedgwood” [listed here] alongside.

[Draught before Coaling: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 2”]

9.50am: Commenced coaling.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

0.50am: Finished coaling, 280 Tons received.

[Draught after Coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 6”]

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 251.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 880 lbs, Vegetables 3680 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1693.0 tons]


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10 January 1915

At Sea, Patrolling

Lat 59.63, Long -3.00 [Bearings]

1.0am: Weighed.

1.45am: Passed Gate at 12 knots. 1.50am: 14 knots.

2.15am: Passed West of Swona, 15 knots.

3.0am: Dunnet Head, South 4 miles, Course West (ZZ) [zig zag].

4.0am: Altered course N4E (ZZ) 5 miles astern “Drake”.

8.0am: Opened out to 10 miles (knots) from Drake bearing N4E.

8.33am: Altered course S79E, ZZ 4 Points, S34E and N56E. Advancing 10.5 knots.

9.0am: Zigzagging irregularly.

10.0am: Divisions. Divine Service permormed [performed].

Noon: Abeam Starboard Foula Island N61E.

1.0pm: Spoke Wilson Company’s SS “Silvia” [probably Silvio (2) listed here]. Abeam Starboard Foula Island N50E; Fair Island S56E. Advance NW (ZZ 3 Points).

2.0pm: Line of advance ESE, 12 knots.

3.0pm: Spoke SS “Balto”. Line of advance ENE.

4.0pm: Foula N45E; Fair Island S39E. Line of advance NW.

5.30pm: As Requisite to speak SS “Mexicano” [listed here].

6.0pm: Took up station at 17 knots, steering N70W.

7.0pm: Advancing 11 knots, N86W.

10.0pm: Advancing SSW, 11 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 152.8 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Cruising at 15 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Foula Island N43E, 40 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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11 January 1915

Patrolling

Lat 59.58, Long -3.83

1.0am: Altered course NNE Zig Zagging.

1.40am: Spoke Norwegian Steamer “Kalfos” [possibly Katfos]from Christiana for Preston, steering S60W (Approximately).

4.0am: Altered course NNE. Zigzagging 2 Points.

7.10am: Observed Sule Skerry Light bearing S38W.

9.15am: As Requisite for closing “Drake”.

9.45am: As Requisite taking up station SSW, 10 miles of “Drake”.

11.0am: Advance S73E, 75 Revs.

2.0pm: Advance SE, 17 knots.

2.30pm: Noup Head S20W, 10 miles. Advance ENE, 105 Revs.

3.30pm: As Requisite for closing “Drake”. 4.0pm: Advance NE, 12 knots.

6.0pm: Advance N72W.

7.45pm: Altered course S30W, 93 Revs. 8.12pm: Altered course S6W to intercept steamer.

8.30pm: Advance N66W, 75 Revs.

10.30pm: Advance SSW, 75 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 303.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[South easterly wind force 7 until 4pm, then reducing, overcast with rain at times, though fine in evening. Noon air and sea temperature 43F]


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12 January 1915

Patrolling

Lat 59.50, Long -3.52

2.0am: Altered course SSE (ZZ).

2.53am: Sule Skerry dipped S54W.

6.0am: Altered course, Advance SSW.

9.0am: Increased 93 Revs (ZZ 3 Points).

9.45am: Advance NE (ZZ 3 Points irregularly).

11.0am: Advance East.

0.50pm: Steering gear jammed, hard-a-starboard.

1.34pm: Steering gear repaired.

4.0pm: As Requisite to close Drake. Foula N57E; Fair Island S30E.

4.30pm: Altered course for taking station SSW, 5 miles of “Drake”.

5.20pm: Altered course WNW (ZZ) 3 Points, 93 Revs.

6.0pm: 75 Revs (ZZ 2 Points).

11.0pm: Advance NNE (ZZ).

[Distance run through the Water: 306.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Noup Head 129 degrees, 17 miles]

[Number on sick list 18]


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13 January 1915

Patrolling

Lat 59.68, Long -3.72

3.0am: Altered course 16 Points to SSW (ZZ 2 Points).

9.0am: Advance E by S.

11.0am: Altered course N by E (Steady Course). 11.40am: Altered course E by S.

2.25pm: W by N. 3.0pm: Altered course E by S, 93 Revs. 3.5pm: Increased 105 Revs.

4.0pm: Altered course W by N. 4.30pm: Altered course E by S, 63 Revs (ZZ 2 Points).

5.55pm: S38E, 105 Revs.

7.30pm: Course as requisite to 4 miles SE Shaddon [Skaddan] Light. 7.40pm: 87 Revs.

8.45pm: In Station 4 cables astern of “Drake”. Course S10E, 13 knots.

10.0pm: Altered course N75E, 63 Revs.

11.0pm: altered course S75W.

[Distance run through the Water: 297.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Noup Head 135 degrees, 29 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1179.0 tons]

[Wind southerly in am, westerly in pm, force 6 or 7 from 8am onwards, sea state very rough (high at midnight), rain at times]


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14 January 1915

Patrolling, Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

7.0am: As Requisite into Scapa, East of Swona. 7.7am: Pentland Skerries abeam.

7.45am: Passed Gate, 12 knots.

8.10am: Stopped. 8.35am: Proceeded to berth B5. 8.45am: Let to Port anchor, veered to 6 Shackles.

9.35am: Hove up anchor. 9.46am: Let go Port anchor, 6 Shackles.

10.15am: Collier “Kelsomoor” alongside.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

[Draught before Coaling: Fore 24’ 0”, Aft 25’ 0”]

10.40am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Joined two stokers from [HMS] “Imperieuse”.

11.0am: Discharged 1 cot case to Hospital ship.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship throughout.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

4.40pm: Finished Coaling, 625 tons.

5.20pm: Collier cast off. Hands cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Hoisted in boats.

8.30pm: Hands to Night defence.

[Distance run through the Water: 252.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1966 lbs, Vegetables 3180 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1736.0 tons]


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15 January 1915

At Scapa Flow and Patrolling

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after Coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 7”]

1.0pm: Joined 1 Private RMLI from “Drake”.

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

3.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

4.20pm: Weighed anchor, and proceeded; 4.45pm: Passed Gate and as requisite West through Pentland Firth, 93 Revs.

6.10pm: Dunnet Head S by W, 3 miles. Shaped Course N45W.

8.45pm: Altered course West.

11.5pm: Altered course WNW.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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16 January 1915

Patrolling, at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

0.30am: Altered course East.

6.0am: Altered course S24E. Sighted Pentland Firth Lights. 6.15am: Altered course S45E.

7.0am: As Requisite into Scapa, 15 knots. 7.45 Passed through gate.

8.30am: Anchored in B5 berth.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

2.0pm: Shifting into correct berth. Let go Port anchor, 3 Shackles, veered to 9 Shackles on Starboard.

[Two anchors Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

6.0pm: Closed up for Night defence.

[Distance run through the Water: 154.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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17 January 1915

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 59.20, Long -3.37 [Bearings]

[Two anchors Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

7.30am: Closed B and C doors. Weighed. 7.45am: Proceeded. 8.0am: Passed Gate, 75 Revs. 8.5am: 100 Revs. Courses as Requisite to Westward through Pentland Firth.

9.0am: Altered course N25W. 9.45am: Altered course NNE. Deviation Nil.

10.40am: N35E.

1.10pm: Altered course E by N.

2.5pm: Closed and spoke SS “Carmania” (Swedish). 2.30pm: Shaped Course E by S. Noup Head SSW, 6 miles, 75 Revs.

3.50pm: ZZ (2 Points), 93 Revs.

4.30pm: 75 Revs, altered course ESE.

5.30pm: Altered course S5E, 63 Revs.

6.28pm: Fair Island Light N72E.

Midnight: Altered course N5W.

[Distance run through the Water: 50.3 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 40 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Noup Head 51 degrees, 12 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1494.0 tons]

[North easterly wind force 6 or 7 all day, sea very rough from noon, snow through middle of day]


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18 January 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

2.30am: Altered course N77W.

5.30am: Dunnet Head Light bearing N82W.

6.0am: Courses as requisite for Scapa, East of Swona.

7.35am: Passed Gate. 7.38am: Engines as requisite. 7.55am: Proceeded to anchorage.

8.10am: Let go Starboard anchor in B5 berth, veered to 6 Shackles.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

9.0am: Collier "Tees" alongside.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughout.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

0.30pm: Discharged 1 Boy to Hospital Ship.

1.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 260 Tons.

2.0pm: Collier left. Hands cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 202.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1583 lbs, Vegetables 2960 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1697.0 tons]


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19 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

am: Hands employed as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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20 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

4.26am: Let go Port anchor, veered to 3 Shackles, 9 on the Starboard.

pm: Watch employed clearing foule [foul] hawse.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth[

3.50pm: Having dragged. Weighed and anchored correctly in B5, 8 Shackles on Starboard anchor.

4.0pm: Quarters and Physical exercise.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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21 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

am: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Hands at divisional drill and as requisite.

7.40pm: Store ship “Rayford” fast alongside. 8.0pm: Watch employed getting stores aboard.

8.35pm: Store ship left.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1209 lbs, Vegetables 1790 lbs]


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22 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

9.3am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical exercise. 10.0am: Read and exercised revised Collision Stations. Exercised Divers.

am: Hands employed at Divisional drills and as requisite.

pm: Hands overhauling hawsers.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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[Duplicate scan of page for 21 January 1915, as above]

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[Duplicate scan of page for 22 January 1915, as above]


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23 January 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B5 Berth]

am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

[Draught leaving: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 5”]

3.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.0pm: Closed B and C doors. Darkened ship.

6.0pm: Watch to Night defence.

6.50pm: Weighed anchor, and proceeded in company with 6th CS [Cruiser Squadron].

7.30pm: Passed Gate. Passed South of Swona and Pentland Skerries at 16 knots.

8.30pm: Course SE. 108 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 January 1915

Cruising

Lat 56.16, Long 3.73

1.10am: Altered course N17E. 1.15am: Reduced 50 Revs. 1.16am: Circling a Schooner [symbol for circling]. 1.29am: Stopped to examine. 1.31am: Altered course SE, 110 Revs. 1.57am: Altered course and reverted to SE, 113 Revs.

6.50am: Altered course SE by S.

7.20am: Speed as requisite keeping station, 12 knots. 7.30am: ZZ 2 Points. 8.0am: S30E, 18 knots.

9.0am: S28E. Exercised action.

10.20am: 19 knots. 10.47am: Fired at Floating Mine.

0.10pm: Passed Mine.

1.5pm: Fired at Mine.

2.0pm: Fleet altered course S8W, preserved relative bearing.

3.30pm: As Requisite taking up station astern of Battlefleet.

4.0pm: Altered course S by W, 17 knots, 3 miles astern of Battlefleet.

4.30pm: As requisite taking station 6 cables ahead of Port wing column of Battlefleet.

5.0pm: In station. Course N by W, 15 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 282.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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25 January 1915

Cruising

Lat 58.07, Long 1.88

7.25am: NNE, 18 knots. 7.50am: South Easterly to closed “Drake” at 20 knots.

9.0am: In station 5 miles ahead of Fleet, 14 knots, ZZ 2 Points.

9.50am: Stopped and destroyed float.

10.20am: Stopped and destroyed float.

10.30am: S by E, 14 knots, ZZ 2 Points.

11.0am: 8 knots to close Battlefleet to 3 cables.

0.15pm: Altered course NW.

1.50pm: Parted company with 6th CS. Course and speed as requisite to form astern of 2nd CS.

3.0pm: Shaped Course in company W by N for Cromarty. 3.30pm: Commenced Zigzagging.

4.40pm: Turned in succession to E by S, 87 Revs.

6.30pm: Turned in succession to W by N, 93 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 381.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 285 degrees, 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1110.0 tons]


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26 January 1915

From Cruising and at Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05 [estimated]

4.55am: Altered course W by S. 5.0am: As requisite for entering Cromarty through swept channel.

6.5am: Passed Gate. 6.26am: Let go Starboard anchor, No 9 berth, veered to 5 Shackles.

[Single anchor Cromarty No 9 Berth]

8.30am: Collier “Mordenwood” alongside.

9.0am: Commenced coaling.

3.22pm: Finished coaling. 665 Tons received. 4.0pm: Collier left.

5.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 277.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1715.0 tons]


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27 January 1915

At Cromarty [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty No 9 Berth]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 3”]

2.0pm: Red watch landed for marching.

4.0pm: Quarters and Physical Exercise.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1987 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]


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28 January 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

7.15am: Arrived HMS “Cochrane”.

9.35am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical exercise.

am: Hands at divisional drills as requisite.

2.0pm: Landed Blue watch for marching.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.15pm: Read Warrant No 19.

6.0pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.10pm: Water boat alongside.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 January 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

0.15am: Waterboat left.

1.15am: Left HMS “Falmouth”.

9.30am: Closed B and C doors.

9.55am: Rear Admiral came aboard.

10.30am: Rear Admiral left.

am: Hands employed at divisional drills and as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed White watch for marching.

5.30pm: Darkened ship, closed B and C doors. 6.0pm: Banked fires in Pinnace.

8.30pm: Left 2nd CS, HMS “Shannon”, “Achilles” and “Cochrane”.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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30 January 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed special Liberty men.

2.15pm: Discharged Rifles and Ammunition to SS “Tosca”.

2.45pm: Left SS “Tosca”.

4.30pm: Liberty men returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1234 lbs]


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31 January 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.0am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Party.

9.30am: Divisions and Captain’s inspection.

10.30am: Divine Service.

0.35pm: Waterboat alongside.

1.35pm: Landed special Libertymen.

2.15pm: Waterboat left.

8.0pm: Closed up to Night defence.

[Number on sick list: 7]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

7.15am: Entered 2nd Cruiser Squadron.

10.16am: Out Launch by hand and all boats pulled around squadron.

10.50am: Boats hoisted and secured.

0.30pm: Hands received monthly payment.

1.30pm: Leave to 5% Blue watch.

pm: After turret at loader, remainder as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

8.35am: Landed Marine detachment for marching out.

9.10am: Marines recalled.

am: Hands employed at divisional drills and as requisite.

pm: B group and both turrets at loader, remainder employed as requisite.

7.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 4000 lbs]


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3 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Hands employed as requisite. X and Y groups at Group Control. Gunlayers 3 at swinging target.

1.30pm: Landed special Libertymen.

pm: 12 Pounder crews at drill and Gunlayers 2 at swinging target.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 20.

5.35pm: Exercised Red watch burning searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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4 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.20am: Veered to 6 Shackles on Starboard bower.

1.30pm: Landed special Libertymen.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

6.0pm: Left HMS “Centurion”.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2110 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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5 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Hands painting ship and as requisite. Gunlayers at shooting practice.

1.30pm: Gave leave to 5% of ship’s company.

pm: X and Y groups at loader. Gunlayers 2 at shooting practice.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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6 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

11.25am: Received 1 private RMLI.

pm: Hands employed painting.

3.0pm: Received one Stoker, one ERA and one 1st class boy.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 22.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[South easterly wind force 6-7 to 5-6 from noon, noon temperature 45F]


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7 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.45am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

2.10pm: Hoisted in Boats.

5.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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8 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.25am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.45am: Articles of War read.

10.0am: Read and went to stations for out Bower and Sheet anchor. Exercised prepare to take in tow forward. In Bower anchor by hand.

pm: A Group at control drill, B group and after turret at loader.

1.30pm: Leave to 5% of White watch.

5.15pm: Discharged to [HMS] “Minotaur” 1 W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] boy and 1 W/T operator RNR.

5.30pm: Exercised Red watch burning Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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9 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

8.30am: Landed Marine detachment for Marching out.

am: A group at divisional drill. Gunlayers shooting practice. Hands employed painting and as requisite.

11.45am: Marines returned.

pm: Hands painting and at divisional drills.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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10 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Received provisions from SS “Leicester”. Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed 5% Blue watch.

pm: 12 Pounders of Blue Watch at drill, A group and Fore turret at loader.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1817 lbs]


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11 February 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.05

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.20am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical drill. Exercised Divers.

10.35am: Discharged 1 cot case to Hospital ship. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

8.30pm: Sailed HMS “Conqueror”.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1464.0 tons]


No logs for 12 and 13 February 1915


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14 February 1915

From Cromarty and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

0.28am: Altered course N13W. Pentland Skerries Light ahead 20 miles.

1.35pm: Courses as requisite into Scapa, through Hoxa Sound, West of Swona.

2.24am: Passed Gate. Proceeded up to Anchorage in Flow. 2.38am: Let go Port anchor in 19 Fathoms veered to 6 Shackles. Anchor Bearings NE, 1.8 miles, Calf of Flotta Light.

[Draught on arrival Scapa Flow: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 4”]

7.30am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded to berth as requisite. 7.50am: Let go Starboard anchor in A6 berth in 17 Fathoms, veered to 6 Shackles.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow A6]

10.0am: Divisions and Divine Service.

5.0pm: Hands preparing ship for Coaling.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 98 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1580.0 tons]


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15 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

8.20am: Collier “Gordonia” [possibly the ship listed here under subsequent name of Redgate (1)] alongside.

8.45am: Commenced Coaling.

[Draught before Coaling: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 4”]

10.10am: Finished coaling. Received 150 Tons.

10.30am: Cast off Collier.

[Draught after Coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 6”]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1724.0 tons]


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16 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

6.45am: Weighed anchor. 7.0am: Proceeded.

[Carrying out Firing Practice]

am: Carrying out Sub-calibre Firing at Moored Target.

11.10am: Finished Practice, Proceeded to Berth.

11.30am: Let go Starboard anchor in A6 Berth, 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms.

[Single Anchor Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

pm: Hands employed taking in Provisions and discharging Gunnery stores.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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17 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

7.17am: Let go Port anchor, 9 Shackles. 7.45am: Shortened to 3 Shackles on Port anchor, 8 Shackles on Starboard.

am: B Group at divisional drill. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Make and mend clothes]

[Single anchor Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

4.40pm: Weighed Port anchor, shortened to 7 Shackles on Starboard. 4.45pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Squally south easterly wind force 6-8 to 9 in am, reducing in pm, with rain at times, noon temperature 42F]


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18 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor A6]

6.58am: Weighed anchor. 7.0am: Proceeded.

7.25am: Dropped first Target. 7.43am: Dropped second Target.

am: Carrying out Sub-calibre Firing at Moored Targets.

[Carrying out Firing Practice]

10.45am: Targets aboard. 10.50am: Proceeded to Berth.

11.8am: Let go Port anchor in A6 berth, 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.5pm: Exercised fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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19 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow A6 Berth]

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.30am: Exercised General action stations.

11.0am: Exercised out all boats and pulled round squadron.

pm: Hands employed refitting Coaling gear and as requisite.

5.0pm: Preparing ship for sea.

5.10pm: Thick fog.

11.50pm: Weighed anchor.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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20 February 1915

Patrolling

Lat 59.70, Long -3.48

[Draught leaving: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 2”]

0.5am: Proceeded in Organisation No 1 (7th CS), 51 Revs.

0.30am: Passed Gate. Course as requisite to Westward through Pentland Firth, 16 knots.

1.35am: Dunnet Head S10W; Stroma S60E. Shaped Course N23W.

2.55am: Observed Sule Skerry Light N53W.

3.40am: Altered course N39E, 87 Revs.

6.30am: On line 330 degrees from Noup Head, 28 miles, altered course S by E (ZZ).

9.15am: Noup Head S by E, 14 miles, altered course N by W.

10.20am: Altered course S by E (ZZ 4 Points)

[Zigzagging 4 Points on N by W 20 - 30 miles from Noup Head]

11.30am: Altered course N by W (ZZ 4 Points).

0.3pm: Altered course S by E (ZZ 4 Points).

[ZZ 4 Points on a line bearing N by W, 20 to 30 miles from Noup Head]

[Further changes of course recorded every 1 to 2 hours in pm, still zigzagging]

[Distance run through the Water: 176.0 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: 85 miles and Patrolling]

[True Bearing and Distance: Noup Head 150 degrees, 25 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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21 February 1915

Patrolling

Lat 59.67, Long -3.08 [Bearings]

Midnight: Altered course SE (ZZ 4 Points), 15 knots.

2.0am: Altered course NW (ZZ 4 Points) 15 knots.

4.0am: Altered course SE (ZZ 4 Points) 15 knots.

4.50am: Altered course to investigate light.

5.40am: Proceeded on Course.

7.10am: Noup Head S by E, 15 miles. Commenced N by W Patrols.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service.

am: Zig Zagging 4 Points N by W from Noup Head 20 to 30 miles.

11.55am: As Requisite 105 Revs to intercept Trawler.

1.0pm: Spoke Trawler “Princess Julia” [possibly Princess Juliana].

pm: Zig Zagging 4 Points N by W from Noup Head, 20 to 30 miles.

5.48pm: Observed floating object [Lat] 59 42 N, [Long] 3 15 W.

6.30pm: Altered course N75W.

8.10pm: SE (ZZ 4 Points).

9.5pm: As Requisite for intercepting light.

9.30pm: Spoke SS “Ribera” [probably this ship], and proceeded.

10.0pm: NW (ZZ 4 Points).

Midnight: SE (ZZ 4 Points).

[Distance run through the Water: 365.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Noup Head 179 degrees, 20 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1243.0 tons]


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22 February 1915

Patrolling and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

Midnight: SE (ZZ 4 Points).

1.30am: Altered course S65W, 75 Revs.

3.0am: Altered course S30W for Rendezvous 10 miles ESE of Sule Skerry.

4.0am: Rejoined Flag “Minotaur” on rendezvous. Shaped Course S30E, 18 knots.

6.0pm: As Requisite into Scapa.

6.43am: Passed Gate at 12 knots.

6.58am: Let go Starboard anchor in B6 berth, 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms.

[Single anchor Scapa B6 Berth]

8.0am: Preparing ship for Coaling.

[Draught before Coaling: Fore 24’ 8”, Aft 25’ 0”]

8.10am: Collier SS “Largo” alongside. 8.50am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Coaling throughout.

2.0pm: Finished Coaling (560 Tons). 2.30pm: Cast off Collier.

[Draught after Coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 5”]

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Received 1 WT Rating from HMS “Orion”.

[Distance run through the Water: 278.5 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Patrolling and Various 70 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1733.0 tons]


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23 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

8.40am: Ordinance SS “Edie” alongside.

am: Hands employed taking aboard Ammunition and as requisite.

2.30pm: SS “Volo” [Volo (1) listed here] alongside. Taking in stores.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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24 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Received 1 Ship’s Corporal from Depôt. Exercised General Quarters. Gunlayers at .303 practice at towed plate target.

pm: Gunlayers at shooting practice, A group and Fore turret at loader.

1.40pm: Discharged 2 Stoker ratings to HMS “Hampshire”.

4.0pm: Oil supply ship alongside.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

am: Hands employed housing Main Topmast and as requisite.

11.0am: Joined 1 RMLI from Depôt.

pm: Hands employed sending down and securing main and housing fore Topgallant mast. Height of Truck to Waterline: Fore 137 feet, Main 100 feet.

5.30pm: Exercised white watch burning Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

8.10am: Storeship SS “Lutterworth” [listed here] alongside.

am: Hands employed receiving stores.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Collision stations.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

pm: All 6 inch Guns crews at loader.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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28 February 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.35am: Divisions. 10.10am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[Front page of Copy of Log for March 1915. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” crossed through, replaced by: “In lieu of Ship’s Log S321”. Forwarded C Carpendale Captain, signed by HW Morey Lieutenant, Navigating Officer]

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[Page of data about distances run, coal expended and Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded, for dates from 8.7.03 to 7.1.13. [Signed] CD Carpendale Captain. HMS “Minotaur” 15th April 1915, [signed illegibly - possibly J Nelson] Engineer Commander and H Loftus Tottenham, Rear-Admiral]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers:]


Barometer



Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial


Name of Maker and number

CF Casella and Co, London 734 AOM


Height of cistern above sea

18 Feet


Error of Mercurial Barometer

Nil


Thermometers for Air Temperature



Position in Ship

Fore Bridge


Whether in screen

Yes


Maker and No

Negretti and Zambra London MOA 8842: Dry

From Oct 7th 1914


Negretti and Zambra London MOA 9625: Wet


Thermometer for Sea Temperature



Maker and No

Negretti and Zambra London

From Nov 3rd 1914


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1 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.45am: Exercised with 7th CS. “Closed WT doors”. “Being taken in tow Forward”, “Away all boats, pulled round squadron”.

am: Aired Bedding.

5.30pm: Discharged 2 stoker ratings to “Minotaur”.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1317 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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2 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised 1st and 3rd Cutters sailing practice.

pm: Fore Turret, A2 and B3 exercised at loader.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

10.30am: Discharged 3 cases, 1 cot case to hospital ship SS "Plassey" [Plassy].

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for firing practice and as requisite. Exercised 12 Pounder Group control at Spotting Table.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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4 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.06 [rough estimate]

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

[Draught before Firing: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 5”]

9.15am: Prayers.

10.27am: Weighed and Proceeded.

10.55am: Dropped two Moored Targets.

[Carrying out Firing Practice in Flow]

11.14am: Fired a Starboard Torpedo at 1000 yards.

11.38am: Recovered Torpedo and Proceeded to carry out Sub-calibre and 12 Pounder Night Firing at Targets.

1.35pm: Stopped. Picked up Targets.

2.12pm: Let go Port anchor in B6 Berth, veered to 7 Shackles in 18 Fathoms.

[Single anchor Scapa B6 Berth]

2.15pm: Received 1 Private RMLI.

[Course and Distance made good: Under weigh in Flow]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1502 tons]


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5 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

7.10am: Collier “Ellaston” alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Finished coaling. Received 165 Tons.

am: Hands employed repairing Coaling gear and cleaning ship.

2.25pm: Collier “Ellaston” alongside. 2.45pm: Re-commenced Coaling.

3.22pm: Finished coaling. Received 75 Tons to complete to 100%.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1007 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1725 tons]


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6 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

9.0am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 23.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1007 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]


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7 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow B6 Berth]

[Position 8.0pm: In Pentland Firth]

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7”.

5.0pm: Quarters. Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

6.12pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles.

6.41pm: Anchor aweigh. Assumed Organisation No 1 with 7th CS.

7.5pm: Proceeded 12 knots. Course as requisite for leaving.

7.24pm: 108 Revs. 7.26pm: Passed Gate. Passed West of Swona and South of Pentland Skerries.

8.0pm: Course S31E.

8.49pm: Altered course S80E.

11.30pm: Reduced 75 Revs.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1309 lbs, Vegetables 3650 lbs]


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8 March 1915

Manouvers [sic] at Sea

Lat 59.38, Long 0.53

1.35am: Altered course N75E.

8.55am: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. Formed line ahead 3 miles apart.

9.30am: Closed Flag. Course and speed as requisite for PZ exercise.

10.40am: Exercised action.

11.40am: PZ exercise finished and secured. Course as requisite to take up position for PZ No 2 under RA [Rear Admiral] 2nd CS.

1.35pm: Exercised PZ under RA 2nd CS.

2.15pm: Exercised action.

4.15pm: Finished PZ. Secured.

5.0pm: Course as requisite to take up Night cruising formation.

5.30pm: Stopped. 5.40pm: Exploded Mine by Gunfire.

5.45pm: Proceeded. Lat 60 20 N, Long 1 2 E.

6.0pm: Shaped Course NNE, 12 knots.

11.0pm: Altered course S1E.

[Distance run through the Water: 219.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fair Island 278 degrees, 66 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly wind force 6 or 6-7 in am, northerly or westerly force 4 in pm, weather mostly fine or cloudy, noon temperature 40F, sea temperature 42F]


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9 March 1915

Manouvers at Sea

Lat 60.70, Long 1.78

3.0am: Altered course N23E.

5.20am: Altered course N20W, 17 knots to close “Minotaur”.

6.0am: In station. Course N62W, 12 knots.

7.30am: As Requisite to take up Position, SSE of 4th BS [BattleSquadron].

8.30am: As Requisite with 7th CS to form screen East of 4th BS, 5 miles apart.

9.0am: In Station. Course as requisite 12 knots to conform with movements of BS.

11.0pm: Exercised action.

Noon: Finished PZs and secured. Course as requisite South Westerly, 17 knots to join 2nd CS ahead of Fleet steering SW by W.

3.0pm: As Requisite for PZ under RA 2nd CS.

3.30pm: Exercised action. 3.35pm: Commenced PZ.

4.27pm: Finished PZs. 4.30pm: Passed ahead of Fleet to join 2nd BS.

5.30pm: In station. 5.40pm: Rejoined 7th CS to the SE.

6.15pm: In station. 6.30pm: Course South, 12 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 306.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Out Skerries 257 degrees, 77 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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10 March 1915

Manouvering at Sea

Lat 59.17, Long -0.98

0.30am: Altered course North.

7.0am: Turned 16 Points to Port.

7.30am: Altered course S64W. 7.40am: Sighted 2nd BS [? - off edgeof page].

9.35am: Divisions and Prayers. Overhauled coaling gear. Group Controls at Spotting tables.

am: Zig Zagging 3 Points in company with 2nd BS.

[As Requisite Zig Zagging to RA’s orders]

pm: Zig Zagging 3 Points in company with 2nd BS.

[Zig Zagging 3 Points to VA’s [Vice Admiral’s] orders]

3.40pm: ZZ 4 Points.

5.0pm: “Centurion” lost man overboard. 5.10pm: Man saved.

5.5pm: Proceeded independently and closed “Centurion”.

5.35pm: Rejoined 7th CS. Course S62W, 14 knots.

6.20pm: Carrying out ZZ No 3.

7.20pm: Commenced Cycle.

9.0pm: S72W (ZZ). 9.13pm: 11 knots. Ceased ZZ.

9.20pm: Tarbet [Tarbat] Ness Light S85W.

10.30pm: Tarbet Ness N66W.

10.40pm: Altered course S62W for swept channel.

[Distance run through the Water: 322.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Noss Head 237 degrees, 77 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1200 tons]


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11 March 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.04 [estimated]

0.5am: Passed Gate. 0.32am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 9 Fathoms No 22 berth.

[Single anchor No 22 Berth Cromarty]

7.15am: Collier “Venice” [listed here] alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughtout [sic].

1.35am: Finished coaling. Received 540 Tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 166.4 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 135 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1722 tons]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 50F]


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12 March 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.04

[Single anchor No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.55am: Divisions with coaling suits.

am: Aired Stokers and Marines hammocks. Hands employed as requisite. “A” and “B” groups at Loading drill.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

1.50pm: Discharged 2 cases to Hospital ship “Drina”.

pm: Gunlayers 2 at Shooting Practice. Hands employed as Requisite. Fore and After Turret at Loading drill.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1569 lbs, Vegetables 3940 lbs]


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13 March 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.04

[Single anchor No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.0am: Divisions and aired Night clothing.

am: Tested Lifebuoys and found correct. Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

pm: “X” and “Y” Groups at loading drill. Gunlayers 2 at shooting practice. Hands employed as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 March 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.04

[Single anchor No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Church parties.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.0pm: Quarters.

5.40pm: Sent CM [Court Martial] Prisoner under escort to [HMS] “King George V”.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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15 March 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.68, Long -4.04

[Single anchor No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.30am: Court Martial assembled aboard. Exercised with 7th CS “Out launch by hand”, “Out Sheet Anchor”, “Collision Stations, placed Mat”, “Away all boats and pulled round Squadron”.

11.10am: Hoisted boats, replaced gear and secured.

11.20am: Finished Court Martial.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. “A” and “B” groups and Fore Turret at Loading drill. Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound shooting Practice.

6.35pm: Weighed anchor. Underway turning to seaward.

6.55pm: Proceeded, 10 knots. Organisation No 1. Took Fleet No 2.

[As Requisite in Cromarty Firth]

7.10pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. Course and speed as requisite returning to berth.

7.50pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in Berth No 23, 8 Fathoms.

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 March 1915

At Cromarty and at Sea, Long

Lat 57.68, Long -4.04

[Single anchor No 23 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.15am: Divisions, Prayers, and Physical drill.

9.30am: Landed Marine detachment for drill.

am: Hands employed as requisite. “B” Group and Aft Turret at loading drill.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

pm: “X” and “Y” groups at Loading drill. 6 inch Gunlayers 2 to shooting practice.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 5”]

5.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

6.10pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles.

6.30pm: Escort returned with 1 absentee.

6.35pm: Weighed anchor. Turning Seaward.

6.51pm: Proceeded in Organisation No 1, 8 knots.

7.10pm: Increased to 10 knots. 7.17pm: Passed Gate, 17 knots. Course as requisite.

8.20pm: Altered course N65E.

[Distance run through the Water: 7.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1898 lbs, Vegetables 1140 lbs]


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17 March 1915

Manouvering at Sea

Lat 60.48, Long 0.05

7.0am: Altered course NNW, 12 knots.

8.0am: Altered course NE by N, 16 knots. In station 5 miles East of 2nd BS.

9.20am: Transferred steering position to Fore cross passage.

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Commenced PZ.

11.25am: Course and speed as requisite to examine SS “Vinland”.

Noon: Course and speed to pick up station.

0.30pm: Altered course South.

0.50pm: 15 knots. 1.0pm: Rejoined “Minotaur”.

1.25pm: Altered course West, 19 knots. 1.45pm: Exercised General Quarters.

2.0pm: Cruisers turned together to NNE.

2.20pm: North. 2.30pm: Finished PZ. Course as requisite to take up Position on diagram No 4. Shifted to Fore Bridge steering Position.

4.0pm: In station. Courses as requisite on Battle Fleet, 12 knots.

6.40pm: Altered course South, 13 knots. In diagram LS3.

[Distance run through the Water: 237.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Out Skerries 262 degrees, 24 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Northerly wind force 6 in am, with rough sea at times, northerly to easterly force 4-5 to 3 in pm. Snow at times, noon temperature 33F, sea temperature 40F]


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18 March 1915

Manouvers [sic] at Sea

Lat 58.35, Long 1.52

6.40am: 16 Points to Port. As Requisite for making Rendezvous.

8.40am: Commenced PZ. Course and speed as requisite.

9.5am: Transferred from Fore Cross passage steering Position. Exercised General Quarters throughtout [sic]. “Prepared to take in tow aft”. “Fire Stations”. “Prepared to abandon ship”.

10.25am: Finished PZ. Course as requisite to close Battle Fleet.

10.45am: 15 knots. 10.46am: Shifted to Fore Bridge steering Position. 10.55am: Secured.

11.30am: WNW, 12 knots.

0.15pm: Submarine reported to Westward. 7th CS turned to Eastward. Courses as requisite at high speed.

2.0pm: Course NW, 17 knots. 2.40pm: North.

3.32pm: Altered course NW. 3.44pm: Altered course WNW.

4.0pm: Quarters. 7th CS formed single line ahead. 4.30pm: Course N75W.

4.45pm: Turned together to Starboard to form astern of 2nd CS.

5.0pm: Resumed Course N75W.

5.15pm: 16 Points to Starboard. 5.30pm: 16 Points to Starboard.

6.12pm: 16 Points to Port. 6.40pm: 16 Points to Port.

[Distance run through the Water: 354.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 278 degrees, 141 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1190 tons]


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19 March 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

0.52am: Altered course West.

1.18am: Courses as requisite into Scapa, North of Pentland Skerries, East of Swona.

2.34am: Passed gate at 14 knots. 2.45am: Reduced to 7 knots.

2.50am: Stopped. 2.53am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in Flow.

4.0am: Anchor Bearing 3.6 miles N50E, Calf of Flotta.

7.27am: Anchor aweigh. 7.37am: Proceeded with 7th CS 10 knots. Course and speed to Anchorage as requisite.

8.14am: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in F2 berth.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 6”]

9.0am: Collier “Needwood” alongside.

9.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughout.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

1.50pm: Received 820 Gallons from RFA “Carol”.

2.55pm: Finished Coaling. Received 575 Tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 6”]

5.21pm: Let go Port anchor, 2 Shackles. Bent cable to sheet anchor.

[Distance run through the Water: 230.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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20 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

9.50am: Discharged two WT boys to [HMS] “Cambria”. Clearing foul hawse. Starboard anchor 7 Shackles. Weighed Port anchor.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1262 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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21 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

10.0am: Divine Service.

5.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers. Read Stations for out “Fire Engine and Diving gear”, “Clearing for action”. Physical Exercise.

9.45am: Exercised with squadron “Collision Stations”, “Prepare to take in tow aft”, “Out Sheet anchor and wire hawser”, “Away all boats and pulled round squadron”. Aired bedding.

11.15am: Received 1 Corporal RMLI from Depôt.

11.30am: Received Sub-calibre Ammunition from “Bloomfield”.

pm: “B” group and aft Turret at Loading Drill. Discharged 2 cases Pistols and 5 cases of Ammunition to SS “Luffra” [possibly “Lufra” listed here].

4.30pm: Received 1 ERA from “Minotaur”.

6.0pm: Received stores from SS “Helmsman” [listed here].

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical exercise. Exercised Divers.

am: “A”, “X” and “Y” Groups and Fore Turret at Loading Drill.

pm: Gunlayers 2 at shooting Practice. Hands employed as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1129 lbs, Vegetables 3020 lbs]


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24 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Coaling gear overhauled and repaired.

pm: “B” group and After Turret at loading drill.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

9.10am: Divisions with clean hammock cloths, Prayers, Physical Exercise.

10.50am: Received Engineers stores from SS “Jessie” [possibly this ship].

am: “A” Group and Fore Turret at loading drill.

pm: Make and mend.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 789 lbs, Vegetables 1530 lbs]


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26 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

[Log just records routine matters]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

9.0am: Divisions. Aired bags and Night clothing.

11.35am: Received one PO 1st class, 2 ABs and 2 Stokers from Depôt.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. All 6 inch Gunlayers and Trainers exercised at 6 inch swinging Target.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 910 lbs, Vegetables 1680 lbs]


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28 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

8.0am: Discharged 1 Regimental Sergeant Major RMLI to Depôt.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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29 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

am: Gunlayers 2 exercised to 6 inch dotter. Hands employed as requisite.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 5”]

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting.

3.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.30pm: Hands prepared for Night defence.

5.18pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 5.32pm: Anchor away. Proceeded with 7th CS No 1 Organisation, 12 knots. Course as requisite leaving.

6.0pm: Passed Gate. 6.4pm: 15 knots. Course as requisite East of Swona and North Pentland Skerries.

6.45pm: Commenced No 1 ZZ 2 Points. Cleared for action.

7.5pm: Altered course S47E, Steady Course.

Midnight: Turned 16 Points to Starboard, Course N51W.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1329 lbs, Vegetables 2130 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1466 tons]


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30 March 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

0.24am: Altered course N47W.

5.16am: Bearings: South Skerries N84W; Noss Head S50W.

5.30am: Course as requisite N of Skerries and E of Swona. 5.36am: Pentland Skerries Light House abeam.

6.21am: Passed Gate. As requisite to Berth. 6.42am: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in F2 Berth.

8.10am: Collier SS “Poldhu” alongside.

9.5am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Coaling throughout.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

0.5pm: Finished coaling. Received 325 tons.

2.0pm: Landed Pier party of 40 hands.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 205.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1720 tons]


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31 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

am: Exercised Gunlayers III at 12 Pound dotter. Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Landed Pier party of 47 hands.

2.45pm: Discharged 1 WT boy to “Ajax”.

5.0pm: Lost overboard by accident anchor, boats, 40 lbs.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 761 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Front page of log for April 1915. “I certify that this is (a complete copy of) the original Log”. Forwarded by Captain and signed by Navigating Officer, as previous month]

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[Blank page]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as previous month]

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1 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

7.55am: Received 1 AB from Depôt.

11.30am: Discharged Target No 3 to [HMS] “Lancaster”.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging Target.

2.30pm: Received 2 tons of Cement from SS “Wildrake”.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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2 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

8.35am: Received stores from SS “Farraline”. Lost overboard by accident 1, 45 Foot length and 2, 30 Foot lengths of Airpipe for Divers.

10.0am: Discharged 1 AB to [HMS] “Superb”.

am: Hands employed throughtout [sic] forenoon taking in stores.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.30pm: Escort returned with prisoner from SS “Umtali” [listed here].

5.0pm: Quarters and Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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3 April 1915

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

1.0pm: Hands received Monthly payment.

2.15pm: Discharged 2 tons cement to “Lancaster” and 1 cask of goods to “Speedwell” [there are a number of possibilities for ships of this name at this time].

[Draught leaving: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6”]

3.55pm: Anchor weighed. Proceeded as requisite for Sub-calibre practice in Flow.

5.30pm: Finished Firing. Picked up Target. Proceeded to anchorage. As Requisite underweigh.

7.10pm: Proceeded out of harbour at 12 knots. 7.23pm: Passed Gate. 7.25pm: 17 knots. Course as requisite to Westward through Pentland Firth.

8.0pm: Shaped Course N70W, passing 4 miles North of Dunnet Head.

11.35pm: Cape Wrath Light S65W.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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4 April 1915

Patrolling at Sea, and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.98, Long -6.60 [From 10am Bearings]

[Position 8.0pm: In Pentland Firth]

0.12am: Cape Wrath Light abeam 8 miles.

1.0am: Altered course N20E.

5.30am: Altered course S50W.

3.0am: Altered course NW.

6.25am: 12 knots. 6.27am: Further reduced 10 knots.

7.25am: Altered course W by S, 6 knots. 7.47am: Altered course South, 8 knots. 8.0am: Altered course SE, 12 knots.

8.40am: Rona Island S60E; Sulisker Rock S20E. Shaped Course S70W, 51 Revs.

am: Lost by accident 1 Balls Signal (Green) 26 Ft diameter, 4 Squeegees (Pattern 983).

0.15pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. 0.25pm: Course N70E, 10 knots.

2.0pm: S60E, 105 Revs.

2.30pm: North Rona starboard beam 1.5 miles.

4.30pm: Stack Skerry S48W.

5.14pm: Stack N22W; Sule Skerry N25E.

6.40pm: Course as requisite for Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow. [Hauled in Patent Log]

7.30pm: Observed Stroma S46E.

8.35pm: Passed Gate at 12 knots. 8.45pm: Stopped. 8.50pm: Let go Port anchor to 8 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in Flow.

10.0pm: Anchor Bearings Calf of Flotta S20W 2.3 miles.

[Distance run through the Water: 188.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sulisker Rock 64 degrees, 15 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1448 tons]

[Wind mostly south westerly, force 6 to 9 all day, sea state very high from noon. Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 41F]


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5 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single Anchor Flow]

6.30am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded 75 Revs to anchorage.

7.5am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in F2 berth.

7.50am: Collier “Needwood” alongside.

8.57am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Coaling throughtout [sic].

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

0.10pm: Finished Coaling. Received 300 Tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 141.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1718 tons]


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6 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

8.0am: Landed Pier party of 45 hands.

9.0am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

9.25am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical Exercise.

am: All 6 inch Gunlayers exercised at 6 inch swinging target. Exercised “B” Group and After Turrett [sic] at loading drill.

2.19pm: Let go Starboard anchor, veered to 4 Shackles.

[Two anchors Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

pm: Exercised “A” Group and Fore Turrett at loading drill.

7.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1283, Vegetables 3130 lbs]


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7 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

7.50am: Landed Pier party of 37 hands.

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Aired Night clothing.

am: Exercised “X” group at loading drill. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Exercised “B” group, Fore and After Turret at loading drill. Overhauled and repaired coaling gear. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “A” group at Loader.

5.0om: Read Warrant No 26.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1244 lbs, Vegetables 2630 lbs]


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8 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow F2 Berth]

am: Exercised “A” group at loading drill. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at deflection-teacher.

pm: Exercised “B” group Fore and After Turret at loading drill. Hands employed as requisite and preparing for firing.

3.42pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded to Flow.

4.25pm: Dropped Target.

pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 Broom (hair) Pattern 46. Carrying out 12 Point and Sub-calibre practice at moored target.

[Firing in Flow]

7.0pm: Picked up Target.

7.30pm: Let go Port anchor in 17 Fathoms to 6 Shackles in G4 berth.

[Single anchor G4 Berth]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1635 tons]


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9 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G4 Berth]

7.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

7.40am: Collier “Kelsomoor” alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 24’ 9”]

9.40am: Finished coaling. Received 100 Tons.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

0.10pm: Received Shipwright, 2nd class, from Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1697 tons]


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10 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G4 Berth]

8.50am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging target.

0.30pm: Landed Pier party of 40 hands.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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11 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G4 Berth]

9.30am: Divisions. 10.15am: Divine Service.

[Draught before leaving: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 10”]

6.0pm: Hands prepairing [sic] ship for sea.

6.20pm: Shortened in to 3 Shackles. 6.29pm: Anchor away. Proceeded as requisite in company with 7th CS.

7.5pm: Passed Gate, 12 knots. 7.10pm: 15 knots. As Requisite West of Swona and S of Pentland Skerries.

8.10pm: Course N88E. 8.12pm: Skerries N16W; Stroma NW.

8.45pm: Altered course N69E.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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12 April 1915

Cruising at Sea

Lat 60.42, Long 1.18

7.30am: 16 knots. Took station 2 miles ahead of 1st Division of Battle Fleet.

8.18am: Altered course N69E. In station 2 miles astern of 1st Division.

10.0am: Course of Fleet N35E, 10 knots. Course as requisite to spread astern of Battlefleet.

11.15am: Cruisers 2 miles astern of Battlefleet in close order.

1.0pm: Fleet altered course S35W.

1.30pm: Assumed position A in diagram No 2.

2.20pm: Course as requisite to conform to movements of Battle Fleet while they Manouvered [sic] by WT.

4.10pm: Exercised action.

4.30pm: Assumed diagram No 2. Course S4W.

5.30pm: Secured.

6.23pm: Altered course N4E, 12 knots. Cruisers in station.

6.52pm: ZZ. Advance 12 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 236.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Out Skerries 271 degrees, 57 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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13 April 1915

Cruising at Sea

Lat 58.13, Long 1.98

2.50am: Sighted “Lancaster” and “Ovieto” [Orvieto].

3.0am: Sighted 2nd and 4th Flotillas passing ahead.

3.10am: Stopped. 3.13am: Proceeded.

4.30am: ZZ, 2 Points. 5.0am: Speed of advance, 12 knots.

6.0am: Prepared for Battle. 6.30am: Exercised action.

7.25am: Advance NNE 12 knots.

10.40am: Negative Day action stations.

11.20am: As requisite closing and speaking to S “Cordelia” [probably this sailing vessel] Helsingborg to Halifax. 11.30am: Re-joined Minotaur.

2.40pm: Altered course Advance NW, 14 knots.

6.40pm: Course NW by N, 17 knots to take up Position A on Diagram No 4.

7.30pm: Altered course NE by N, 14 knots. In station.

[Distance run through the Water: 328.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 283 degrees, 157 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1290 tons]


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14 April 1915

Cruising, at Sea

Lat 59.50, Long -1.23

4.50am: Altered course S50W.

6.40am: 20 knots. 7th CS returning to Scapa Flow with all dispatch.

10.0am: Noss Island N40W, 10 miles.

11.0am: ZZ 2 Points.

2.0pm: Steady Course. Destroyers “Hope” and “Fury” screening squadron on either bow. Remainder of Flotilla passed steering to NE.

2.30pm: Altered course S75W. As Requisite entering N of Pentland Skerries and East of Swona.

4.15pm: Passed Gate at 14 knots. As Requisite to berth.

4.35pm: Stopped. 4.38pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms. Bearing SW by S, 8.7 cables Barrell [sic] of Butter.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

5.15pm: “Cydonia” collier alongside. 5.30pm: Commenced Coaling.

6.0pm: Lieutenant Willis joined.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 2”]

7.0pm: Coaling throughtout [sic].

9.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, 5 coaling slings.

10.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 640 Tons. Hands cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 369.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abeam Starboard Fair Island 285 degrees, 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1743 tons]


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15 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.89, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Scapa Flow]

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 0”]

8.10am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits. Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: Exercised All 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging Target.

10.0am: Lieutenant Commander Quick left for Submarine Depôt.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and repairing Coaling gear.

[Distance run through the Water: 84.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2029 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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16 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.89, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor Scapa Flow]

am: 6 inch Gunlayers to Deflection teacher. Exercised “B” Group and Fore and Aft Turretts [sic] at loader.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker RNR and 1 Seaman RNR to hospital ship.

11.30am: Let Starboard anchor and veered to 8 Shackles.

[At two anchors Scapa Flow]

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “A” group at loading drill.

6.45pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

8.45pm: Received two OS from Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[North westerly wind force 5 to 7 until 8pm, mostly overcast with snow or hail, noon temperature 39F]


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[Re-scan of log page for 15 April 1915, as above]

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[Re-scan of log page for 16 April 1915, as above]


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17 April 1915

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.89, Long -3.12

[Position 8.0pm: In Pentland Firth]

[At Single anchor Scapa Flow]

7.30am: Discharged two ABs to Depôt.

8.30am: Landed Pier party of 50 hands.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

10.30am: Discharged 1 PO and 1 Leading hand to hospital ship

2.0pm: Landed Pier party of 58 hands.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 4”]

6.30pm: Hands prepairing [sic] ship for sea.

7.15pm: Closed B and C doors. Prepaired for Night defence.

7.35pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 7.50pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded as requisite in company with 7th CS, 12 knots.

8.23pm: Passed Gate.

9.14pm: 17 knots. Passed West of Swona and S of Skerries. Bearings: Skerries N61E; Stroma N51W. 9.20pm: Course S58E, 17 knots.

11.15pm: Altered course S40E.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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18 April 1915

Cruising, at Sea

Lat 56.52, Long 3.05

4.5am: Turned 16 Points to Starboard, N40W and as requisite in company with “Minotaur” to take up position “B” on LS2.

6.0am: In station. Course S40E, 18 knots.

8.15am: Connected up Fore cross passage steering gear.

Noon: Advance 13 knots. Assumed LS2 - 10.

0.20pm: Intercepted and spoke Norwegian SS “Orion” for London.

0.40pm: Rejoined Minotaur.

1.30pm: Advance ESE, 15 knots.

3.20pm: Advance WNW, 15 knots. 3.20pm: ZZ (3 Points).

5.30pm: Advance 16 knots. Steady Course.

6.20pm: Advance NW by W.

7.0pm: Course N15E and as requisite to take up position “B” in LS 4 - 6.

8.0pm: In station, Course N6E, 13 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 275.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Horn Reef Light ship 109 degrees, 152 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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19 April 1915

Cruising at Sea

Lat 61.02, Long 0.15

4.20am: Increased, 19 knots, to regain station.

6.0am: Advance of Fleet, 15 knots.

7.20am: Battle Fleet advance 17 knots. Sighted Battle Fleet N40E, about 15 miles.

8.0am: 7th CS took station S60W, 4 miles from 2nd CS, 15 knots. 8.30am: Course N30W.

Noon: Altered course N16W, 14 knots.

6.0pm: Altered course North. 7th CS spread 10 miles apart for Night firing on parallel of 62 10 N. Eastern ship (Donegal) 1 40 W.

7.0pm: ZZ on parallel of 62 10 N, East of 1 40 W, as requisite.

8.50pm: Dropped Target and carried out Night firing practice.

10.30pm: Finished. Course as requisite to rejoined RA 7th CS.

11.30pm: 7th CS in company, shaped Course N71W, 12 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 400.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 253 degrees, 32 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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20 April 1915

Cruising at Sea

Lat 61.65, Long -0.82

1.17am: Altered course S38E.

6.0am: At Rendezvous: 61 45 N, 1 00 W. Closed target and as requisite for marking firing practice of 2nd, 1st, and 7th CS.

9.45am: Marking completed. Shaped Course as requisite for firing run at 16 knots.

10.20am: Carried out firing practice. 10.0am [should presumably be11.0]: Finished. Course as requisite in company 7th CS near Target.

0.30pm: “Hampshire” hoisted in target.

1.24pm: Proceeded, shaped Course S53W, 16 knots.

3.0pm: 17 knots, ZZ (2 Points).

8.0pm: Foula Island S60E, 23 miles. 8.10pm: Finished ZZ. Resumed Course S53W.

11.50pm: Sule Skerry S50W.

[Distance run through the Water: 228.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 183 degrees, 48 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 985.0 tons]

[North westerly wind force 5 to 5-7 from noon onwards, with sea state rough, weather mostly fine, noon air and sea temperature 40F]


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21 April 1915

Cruising at sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[Position 8.0am: Underway in Scapa Flow]

1.45am: Observed Dunnet Head Light House S22E.

3.6am: As requisite entering West of Swona, 15 knots.

3.57am: Passed Gate. 4.15am: Stopped. 4.17am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in Flow on Bearing N50E from abeam Calf of Flotta.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow]

6.32am: Shortened in. 6.48am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded to berth.

7.13am: Let go Starboard anchor in 18 Fathoms to 6 Shackles in C6.

[Single anchor C6 Scapa]

7.55am: Collier “Ashtree” alongside.

[Draught on coaling: Fore 24’ 3”, Aft 25’ 3”]

8.47am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughtout [sic].

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 9”]

2.20pm: Discharged 1 PO, 1 Leading Seaman to hospital ship.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 800 tons.

8.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

9.5pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 9.23pm: Anchor aweigh. 9.32pm: Proceeded, 12 knots in company with 7th CS.

9.50pm: Passed Gate. Increased 15 knots. AS requisite West of Swona and South of Pentland Skerries.

10.40pm: Skerries abeam. 11.0pm: Altered course S62E.

[Distance run through the Water: 252.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1690 tons]


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22 April 1915

Cruising at Sea

Lat 57.50, Long 2.23

4.43am: Turned 16 Points and as requisite to make Rendezvous.

6.0am: Course S42E, “Minotaur” and “Donegal” take up Position A on LS2 - 12, 16 knots.

9.0am: In station. Advance S53E, 14 knots, ZZ (2 Points).

10.0am: Transferred to Fore lower steering position.

11.25am: As requisite, 17 knots to examine SS “Tento”, Victoria Haven to Grimsby.

0.2pm: Proceeded 17 knots to rejoin “Minotaur”.

0.30pm: Cruisers Course E by S.

0.55pm: As requisite to examine SS “Forsete”, Stavanger to Hull.

1.20pm: Rejoined, in station. Cruising Course S53E.

5.20pm: As requisite to examine SS “Embla” Leith to Frederickstad [Fredrikstad].

6.5pm: Examined Dutch fishing vessel (sail) from Rotterdam.

6.20pm: Fleet turned 16 Points. Course N54W, 13 knots.

7.50pm: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

[Distance run through the Water: 215.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1490 tons]


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23 April 1915

Cruising and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.74, Long -3.12 [rough estimate]

4.10am: ZZ (2 Points). 4.40am: N54W, 18 knots.

6.20am: 19 knots.

8.30am: 20 knots.

am: Exercised “A” and “B” Fore and After Turret at loader. Hands preparing ship for coaling.

11.0am: Course as requisite, 17 knots, ZZ (3 Points).

11.20am: Skerries bore N44W. 11.40am: 18 knots.

0.10pm: Bearing Skerries NE, 3.6 miles. Course as requisite W of Swona to Hoxa Gate, 18 knots.

0.50pm: As requisite Course and speed entering and to berth. 1.0pm: Passed Gate.

1.18pm: Stopped. 1.20pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 18 Fathoms in G5 berth.

[Single anchor Scapa G5 Berth]

[Draught on arrival: Fore 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 9”]

5.55pm: Collier “Wilston” alongside.

6.6pm: Commenced coaling.

9.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons.

10.25pm: Collier left. Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 380.2 miles]

[Noon Position] [In Pentland Firth]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1732 tons]


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24 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

7.25am: Discharged 1 Stoker to Depôt.

9.10am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

9.48am: Landed Pier party of 48 hands.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

11.0am: Discharged 1 stoker to hospital ship “Plassy”. Tested Lifebuoys and found correct.

1.45pm: Landed Pier party of 50 hands.

[Distance run through the Water: 19.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1981 lbs, Vegetables 6720 lbs]


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25 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

9.35am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

3.50pm: Received 1 boy from “Lancaster”.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.30am: Landed Pier party of 50 hands.

am: Exercised evolutions “Collision Stations”, Take in tow forward”, “Prepare to abandon ship”, “Out all boats by hand”, “Away all boats pull round squadron”.

10.45am: Received 1 Stoker RNR from Depôt.

11.10am: Secured.

1.30pm: Landed Pier party and Liberty hands.

pm: Exercised “A” Group, Fore and After Turrets at loading drill.

3.15pm: Discharged empty cylinders to SS “Winning” [probably“Wenning”, see 3 May 1915].

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1200 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs, Bread 100 lbs]


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27 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.45am: Landed Marine detachment for field exercise.

am: Exercised “B” group at loader. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging target. Overhauling and reparing [sic] coaling gear. Exercised Divers.

0.30pm: Landed Libertymen and Pier party.

pm: Received stores from SS “Ardfern” [shown here]. Exercised “X” and “Y” groups at loading drill. 6 inch Gunlayers to 6 inch swinging target.

3.35pm: Received stores from SS “Helmsman”.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.90, Long -3.15 [rough estimate]

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

4.50am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded in Flow, 75 Revs.

5.30am: Stopped. 6.10am: Let go Port anchor to 3 Shackles in 17 Fathoms. Waiting for Fog to lift.

8.45am: Anchor aweigh. 8.55am: Dropped Target. Proceeded as requisite.

9.23am: Stopped. 9.28am: Let go Port anchor to 5 Shackles in 19 Fathoms in Firing berth. Bearing N31E, 10.5 cables from Cava Light.

9.45am: Exercised Fire Stations.

10.40am: Commenced Calibrating Target S73E, 8800 yards.

[Calibrating in Flow]

1.27pm: Finished Calibrating. As requisite to take up Position for marking for “Royalist”.

[As Requisite for marking]

2.1pm: Let go Port anchor to 5 Shackles in 15 Fathoms.

3.30pm: Marking for “Royalist” - Calibration.

4.19pm: Weighed anchor. 4.32pm: Picked up Target. Proceeded to berth, 12 knots.

5.0pm: Stopped. 5.3pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in G5.

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1590 tons]


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29 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 7”]

5.30am: Hands preparing for coaling.

5.50am: Collier “Paignton” alongside.

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.40am: Finished coaling. Received 150 tons.

8.20am: Landed Pier party of 58 hands.

9.0am: Receiving stores from SS “Staveley” [listed here].

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and taking in stores.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 11”]

1.0pm: Landed Pier party of 68 hands.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target. Hands cleaning ship and overhauling coaling gear.

6.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1703 tons]


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30 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

9.10am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits. Prayers.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at deflection teacher.

1.0pm: Landed Libertymen and Pier party of 52 hands.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters with clean hammock cloths.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1719 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Front page of Log for May 1915. “I certify that this is rendered in lieu (“a complete copy” crossed through) of the original Log.” Signed as forwarded by Captain (as before) and signed by Navigating Officer (as before)]

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[Blank page]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

am: Aired Night clothing. Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

0.45pm: Landed Pier party.

pm: Hands employed as requisite preparing ship for firing.

4.14pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded.

4.31pm: Fired Torpedo at 1000 yards at Target.

4.50pm: Picked up Torpedo. Proceeded.

6.30pm: As requisite carrying out 1 inch aiming rifle at Moored Target in Flow.

[Carrying out Firing in Flow]

7.35pm: Picked up Target. Proceeded.

7.52pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in G5 berth.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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2 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.0am: Mr Strong from Lancaster, examined for Mate.

10.15am: Divine Service.

11.50am: Received 1 A, 2 OS, 1 AB RNR, 1 Stoker RNR from Depôt.

1.10pm: Received Ammunition from Ordanance [sic] SS “Edie”.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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3 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

am: Exercised with squadron “Weigh Port anchor by hand”, “Away all boat’s crews”. Physical Exercise. Aired hammocks and bedding.

11.0am: Received 150 Japanese Rifles and Bayonets, 14 cases of .256 ammunition and 12 cases of 3 Pound Sub-calibre from SS “Wenning”.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging target.

3.30pm: Lashed up and stowed hammocks.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1180 lbs, Vegetables 1474 lbs]


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4 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.20am: RA [Rear Admiral] 7th CS [Cruiser Squadron] inspecting ship. Red watch to Night defence stations. Exercised the “Alert”.

10.45am: Admiral left. 11.0am: Secured. Hands employed as requisite.

11.30am: Received 30 cwt Cement and 3 cwt of Soda from [HMS] “Cyclops”.

pm: Exercised “A” and “B” groups at loading drill. Hands employed as requisite and preparing ship for coaling. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1567 tons]


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5 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 7”]

6.0am: Collier “Saydon” alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.7am: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Coaling gear overhauled and repaired.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”]

1.30pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

3.30pm: Landed Liberty men and Pier party of 40 hands.

8.30pm: Exercised Blue watch at Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1725 tons]


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6 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

7.0am: Scrubbed hammock cloths.

8.50am: Landed Pier party of 40 hands.

9.50am: Landed 23 boys for Pier.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “A” and “B” groups at loading drill. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch deflection teacher.

pm: “Make and Mend”.

3.45pm: Landed Pier party.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist or fog at times, noon temperature55F]


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7 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.30am: Landed Pier party.

9.10am: Divisions with clean hammock cloths. Prayers. Physical Exercise.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised “X” and “Y” groups at Loader, and 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging Target.

1.30pm: Landed Pier party of 40 hands. Exercised Gunlayers at shooting practice, and Fore and After Turrett [sic] and “A” group at loading drill.

3.30pm: Landed Liberty men.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 761 lbs]


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8 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.30am: Landed Pier party of 37 hands.

9.0am: Divisions.

1.30pm: Landed Pier party and Liberty men.

pm: Make and Mend.

5.0pm: Received from SS “Ormsa” [some details here under a subsequent name], 3 cases of WT gear.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

10.0am: Divine Service.

0.30pm: Landed Libertymen 5% of Red watch.


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10 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.30am: Landed Pier party of 42 hands.

am: Read Stations for out Bower anchor. Exercised with 7th CS “Out Starboard bower anchor”, “Fire Stations”, “Away all boat’s crews”. Physical Exercise. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “X” and “Y” groups at loading drill.

1.30pm: Landed Pier party and Boys.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “A” and “B” groups and Fore and After Turretts at loader.

3.30pm: Landed Libertymen.


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11 May 1915

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor Scapa Flow G5 Berth]

8.25am: Landed Pier party of 35 hands.

9.30am: Received Ammunition from SS “Edie” and discharged as ordered.

11.30am: Discharged defective Armature to “Cyclops”.

7.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for Sea.

9.10pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 9.15pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded in company with 7th CS.

9.45pm: Passed outer gate at 14 knots.

10.0pm: Parted company. As requisite East of Swona and North of Pentland Skerries.

10.30pm: Shaped Course N74E.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1652 lbs, Vegetables 5600 lbs]


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12 May 1915

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 60.92, Long 1.08

0.45am: Auskerry Light bearing N69W.

2.0am: Commenced ZZ No 1, advance 14.5 knots.

2.10am: Observed Fair Island bearing N5W.

3.44am: Bearing Samburgh [Sumburgh] Light N14W.

Noon: Altered course N15E ZZ 2 Points, Advance 15 knots, 93 Revs.

7.22pm: As requisite for closing and speaking [HMS] “Ambrose”.

8.0pm: Shaped Course N35E, advance 12 knots on 2 Point ZZ. “Ambrose” parted company.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 206 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 265 degrees, 59 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 May 1915

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 62.87, Long 1.80

0.12 am: 81 Revs, stopped ZZ.

5.10am: Altered course to Southward to close “Ambrose”.

6.0am: Shaped Course SSW, 90 Revs, ZZ 2 Points, Ambrose 2.5 miles astern.

11.0am: Altered course 16 Points to Port, N35E.

11.40am: As requisite turning to Northward signalling to “Ambrose”.

Noon: Advance NE, ZZ 2 Points, 90 Revs. Ambrose opening and following 10 miles astern.

5.16pm: Turned 16 Points to Port, 100 Revs, to signal “Ambrose”.

5.42pm: Shaped Course W by N to intercept steamer.

6.45pm: As requisite signalling to “Jeanara”, Archangel to Cardiff.

7.15pm: Advance NE, 90 Revs, Ambrose 12 miles astern.

9.30pm: Advance S45W.

10.0pm: As requisite signalling “Ambrose”. 10.12pm: Course SSW, ZZ 2 Points.

[Distance run through the Water: 307.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light 109 degrees, 98 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North westerly wind force 5 for most of day, sea state very rough from 8am to 8pm, weather mostly fine, though hail squalls in pm. Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 43F]


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14 May 1915

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 63.33, Long 3.67

6.0am: As requisite to examine SS “Erika”, Blyth to Archangel.

6.35am: Course N5W, 105 Revs to meet “Ambrose”.

7.0am: Advance N40E, 13 knots, ZZ 2 Points, “Ambrose” following and opening to 2.5 miles.

0.35pm: N30E, 17 knots, steady Course to signal HMS “Alcantara”.

2.20pm: Altered course S20W, 100 Revs.

3.30pm: Signalled to “Ambrose”.

4.0pm: Advance SW, 14 knots, “Ambrose” following 2.0 miles astern, ZZ 2 Points.

9.0pm: 16 Points to Port. Advance NE, 13.5 knots.

10.0pm: Advance NNE.

11.0pm: Advance S36W, 102 Revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 325.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light 145 degrees, 75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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15 May 1915

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 59.68, Long 0.43

2.30am: Left “G” Patrol.

3.10am: As requisite W by S to examine SS “Sundsvaal” [probably“Sundsvall” listed here] of Stockholm, Trondhjem to Manchester.

4.0am: Stopped. 4.17am: Proceeded, S36W steady Course.

5.0am: Commenced No 1 ZZ.

8.15am: Advance S27W, ZZ No 1 to Port.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. 10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

0.30pm: Advance S69W, 12 knots, altered course S by E, 105 Revs to intercept steamer. 0.45pm: Lost overboard by accident Rotator and line for Pattern 316 Log, 1 in Number.

1.0pm: SE by E. 1.30pm: S69W, 12 knots.

2.0pm: Advance N80W, 14.5 knots (ZZ No 1).

5.0pm: Advance S70W.

6.48pm: Altered course South, 110 Revs to speak boarding steamer.

7.15pm: Advance S70W, 100 Revs.

9.30pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. 9.45pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard, ZZ 2 Points. 10.0pm: Commenced ZZ 4 Points.

[Distance run through the Water: 373.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fair Island 262 degrees, 63 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 775 tons]


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16 May 1915

Sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

Midnight: Sighted HMS “Lancaster” on Starboard beam.

1.30am: Altered course S62W. Entered swept channel. Tarbet [Tarbat] Ness bore N40W.

2.18am: Passed Whistle buoy. 2.30am: Passed Gate.

2.43am: Stopped. 2.45am: Let go Starboard anchor to 11 Shackles in 9 Fathoms. 2.50pm: Let go Port anchor in 9 Fathoms, 11 Shackles and moored 6 Shackles on each in No 10 Berth.

[Moored in Cromarty Firth No 10]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 23’ 10”, Aft 25; 3”]

7.15am: Collier “Ennisbrook” [shown here under a later name] alongside.

8.20am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling throughtout [sic].

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 3”]

3.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 1000 Tons. 3.45pm: Collier left.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 225.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1718 tons]


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17 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in Cromarty Firth No 10 Berth]

8.55am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

11.0am: Discharged 2 cases to hospital ship “China”. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 8% Blue watch.

7.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 26’ 3”]

8.30pm: Weighed Port anchor, shortened to 4 Shackles on Starboard.

9.13pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 9.24 Proceeded in company with “Lancaster”, 15 knots.

9.40pm: Passed Gate. 9.47pm: Rounded Whistle buoy. Course as requisite. 10.0pm: Course ENE.

10.40pm: Altered course S80E.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1339 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]


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18 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.32, Long 2.05

5.28am: 1340 Revs to join “Minotaur” in position B Diagram No 2 - 12.

8.10am: In station. Advance SE by S, 15 knots.

9.23am: 87 Revs. As requisite station-keeping. 9.30am: Commenced ZZ No 3.

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.15am: Advance as requisite keeping Position on diagram. Battle Fleet exercising deployments.

0.40pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard.

1.0pm: Altered course NW by N, 18 knots. Negative ZZ.

4.10pm: Altered course SW by W. 4.30pm: Altered course NW by W.

5.0pm: Altered course N37W. 5.20pm: Commenced ZZ No 1. Advance 16 knots.

7.10pm: 19.5 knots. 7th CS formed single line ahead and shaped Course for Cromarty.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Farn Island [presumably Farne Islands], 252 degrees, 130 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1381 tons]


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19 May 1915

At Sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

1.0am: Course Westerly as requisite approaching Cromarty.

2.16am: Passed Whistling Buoy, Reduced 12 knots.

2.38am: Stopped. 2.40am: Let go Port anchor to 4 Shackles in 9 Fathoms. 7th CS in berths 5 - 8 temporarily.

3.16am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded in company to No 17 berth.

3.45am: Stopped. 3.47am: Let go Port anchor. 3.50am: Let go Starboard anchor and moored ship 6 Shackles on each, No 17 berth.

5.50am: Collier “Needwood” alongside.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 3”, Aft 25; 6”]

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.25am: Finished coaling. Received 360 Tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.0pm: Discharged CPOs Kerr and Cloke to Depôt.

1.30pm: Landed Patrol. 1.40pm: Landed Libertymen, 8% of the White Watch.

[Distance run through the Water: 268.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1698 tons]


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20 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.25am: Boom-defence party left.

8.40am: Landed Canteen Party and Boys for marching out. 8.50am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

am: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging target. Hands employed as requisite.

11.0am: Discharged one case to Hospital ship “China”.

1.0pm: Landed Libertymen 8% Blue watch.

pm: Discharged 10 cases of Ammunition for heat test.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 860 lbs Vegetables 1112 lbs]


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21 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

7.45am: Ordnance party aboard.

8.0am: Read Warrant No 28 and discharged prisoner for detention.

8.50am: Divisions with hammocks. Aired bedding.

1.0pm: Landed Marine detachment for marching out. Landed Libertymen, 8% Red watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 561 lbs]

[Misty for most of day, with light winds, noon temperature63F]


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22 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

7.55am: Ordnance party of 6 hands aboard.

8.50am: Divisions. Aired Night clothing.

am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of White watch.

3.45pm: Discharged 1 case to Hospital ship “China”.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 867 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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23 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

7.50am: Ordnance party of 6 hands aboard.

8.55am: Landed Church parties of RCs, Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

9.35am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of Blue watch.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

7.45am: Ordnance Party of 7 hands aboard.

8.0am: Read Warrant No 29 and discharged prisoner for detention.

am: Exercised independently “Collision Stations, “Out Stream and Kedge anchors. Replaced Stream and dropt [sic] and replaced Kedge anchor”, “Away all boats crews pulled round squadron”. Physical Exercise.

11.35am: Discharged 1 Sergeant RMLI to Depôt.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Red watch and Football party. Obstruction party left.

pm: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

7.45am: Ordnance party of 6 hands aboard.

8.30am: Landed Boys, and Marin detachment for marching out.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% White watch.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. Exercised divers. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 12 Pound swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 734 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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26 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

7.45am: Ordnance party of 5 hands aboard.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Blue watch.

4.15pm: Received 20 tons of water from waterboat “Dispatch” [Despatch, listed here].

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1566 tons]


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27 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 5”]

5.58am: Collier “Hyltonia” alongside.

6.25am: Commenced coaling.

7.35am: Finished coaling. Received 155 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.15am: Discharged 2 cases to hospital ship “China”.

1.20pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits. 1.30pm: Landed Patrol and Libertymen, 12% of Red watch.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging target.

3.30pm: Received 1 CPO from Depôt.

4.30pm: Received 30 tons of water from SS “Dispatch”.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 771 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1700 tons]


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28 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.30am: Landed Canteen cleaning party.

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% White watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 12 Pound swinging target and towed target.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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29 May 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 17 Berth Cromarty Firth]

10.30am: Discharged 1 CPO to Depôt.

11.10am: Received stores from SS “Stayeley” [Staveley]. Hands employed taking in stores.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% of Blue watch.

6.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.0pm: Commenced to Unmoor.

8.45pm: Weighed Port anchor and shortened to 3 Shackles on Starboard.

[Draught before leaving: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 7”]

10.25pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 10.35pm: Proceeded in company with 7th CS. Disposition No 1.

10.50pm: Passed Gate. As requisite through swept channel. 11.0pm: Rounded Whistle Buoy at 18 knots.

11.40pm: 19 knots. 11.45pm: Set Course S81E.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 762 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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30 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.28, Long 0.18

2.55am: Altered course S52E. 3.15 am: ZZ No 1.

6.0am: As requisite to take up Position B on LS2 - 12 in company with “Minotaur”.

8.0am: S40W, 18 knots to take up new Position.

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.0am: Advance South, 14 knots. Course S by E, 18 knots to regain station in diagram.

Noon: In station.

3.10pm: Altered course 16 Points to Port to take up Position NL in LS4. Advance N16E, 14 knots.

4/0pm: NNE, 18 knots to take station.

6.0pm: Course N16E.

6.30pm: In station, ZZ 2 Points.

9.30pm: Ceased ZZ. N by W, 16 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 225 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Farn Island 237 degrees, 70 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1334 tons]


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31 May 1915

At Sea and in Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

2.35am: Closed “Minotaur”, 7th formed line ahead open order.

3.45am: Altered course South. 3.50am: Advance South, 18 knots, ZZ No 2, 3 Points.

4.45am: Advance N77W, ZZ 3 Points.

8.20am: Ceased ZZ. Course N77W, 18 knots.

9,20am: Steady Course S82W. Destroyers screening on either bow.

10.0am: Altered course S65W. Tarbet [sic] Ness Light N75W; Covesay [Covesea] Light S18E. As requisite through swept channel.

10.55am: As requisite entering. 11.0am: Rounded Whistle buoy. 11.9am: Passed Gate. Reduced 10 knots. As requisite to berth.

11.25am: Stopped. 11.26am: Let go Port anchor. 11.28am: Let go Starboard anchor and moored with 6 Shackles on each in No 10 berth.

0.40pm: Collier “Dealwood” [Dalewood] alongside.

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 3”]

1.55pm: Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 500 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

8.20pm: Received 5 boy Telegraphists.

[Distance run through the Water: 385.7 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Cover of Log for June 1915. “I certify that this is rendered in place of the Original Log”. Forwarded, signed by Captain, as before and Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, asbefore, except height of Barometer now shown as 10ft]


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1 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.0am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

0.40pm: Hands received monthly payment.

1.45pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Blue watch.

pm: Hand employed taking in stores from SS “Volana” and as requisite.

5.45pm: Received 1 Seaman RNR and 1 Stoker RNR from Depôt.

6.30pm: Read Warrant No 30.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1407 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Weather mostly fine, though rain in pm, winds light, noon temperature 55F]


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2 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite. After Turrett [sic] carrying out .303 practice at towed target. Exercised Fire Stations.

1.0pm: Sent Boxing party to HMS “Minotaur”.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Red watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.30am: Landed Blue watch for marching out.

am: Gunlayers carried out .303 Practice at towed target. Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Sent Boxing party to HMS “Minotaur”.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% White watch.

2.30pm: Received stores from SS “Cossack”. Make and Mend.

6.30pm: Received 1 Stoker from Depôt.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 775 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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4 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.0am: Divisions. Aired Bedding.

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Carried out .303 practice at towed target.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Blue watch.

2.30pm: Received 1 stoker RNR from Depôt.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 31.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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5 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.0am: Discharged Torpedo stores to Torpedo Depôt.

9.0am: Divisions, Aired Night clothing.

am: Tested Lifebuoys and found correct. Hands employed cleaning and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Red watch.

6.0pm: Received Gunnery stores from SS “Cossack”.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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6 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.45am: Landed RCs, Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

9.15am: Landed Canteen cleaning party. 9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% White watch.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 647 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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7 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.50am: Landed Pier patrol party.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Read Stations for “Abandon ship”. Exercised all hands to their Boat and Raft Stations. Tested Raft. Away all boats, pulled round squadron.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Blue watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at Shooting practice.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 629 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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8 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.50am: Landed Marine detachment and Boys for marching.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at towed target, firing .303. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at swinging target.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 32.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Red Watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at shooting practice.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1554 tons]


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9 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 9”]

5.55am: Collier “Hyltonia” alongside.

6.20am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Finished coaling. Received 180 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 2”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.40am: Discharged 1 Seaman to hospital ship “China”.

1.15pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% White watch and Football Party.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1841 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1683 tons]


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10 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.20am: Landed Red watch and boys for marching out.

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 6 inch swinging target.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% Blue watch and Football Party.

pm: Make and Mend.


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11 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 10 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.0am: Divisions, Aired bedding.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 12% of Red watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised 12 Pound Gunlayers at 12 Pound swinging target.

6.30pm: Hands preparing ship for Sea.

7.30pm: Unmoored. Secured Port anchor. Shortened to 3 Shackles on Starboard.

9.10pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 9.16pm: Proceeded in company with 7th CS Disposition No 1.

9.32pm: Passed Gate. As requisite leaving at 19 knots through swept channel.

9.42pm: Rounded Whistle Buoy and took Station astern of “Lancaster”.

10.0pm: Course N62E (Approximately).

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 955 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]


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12 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.82, Long -3.77

0.46am: Altered course N4W.

1.25am: Bearings: Noss Head West; Pentland Skerries N1E.

1.50 am: Course Northwesterly as requisite through Pentland Firth.

2.30am: Course N32W. 3.0am: 15 knots, ZZ 3 Points.

4.28am: Bearing Sule Skerries N74W.

5.10am: Advance N23E.

9.30am: Took Station astern 2nd Division 1st BS [Battle Squadron].

10.0am: Advance N25E, 15 knots, ZZ 2 Points.

1.0pm: ZZ 3 Points.

2.0pm: Closed “Lancaster”. 2.6pm: Stopped. Received secret package. “Lancaster” parted Company. 2.16pm: Resumed station, 120 Revs.

3.15pm: In Station.

3.50pm: 12 knots. 3.55pm: Colours half-mast and hoisted at 4.10.

4.25pm: 15 knots. 4.30pm: ZZ 3 Points. 12 knots.

6.0pm: West, 16 knots.

6.30pm: Re-joined “Minotaur”. 6.39pm: In Station, altered course N74E, 17 knots.

10.15pm: Altered course S20W and as requisite.

10.35pm: Stopped. Dropped Target. Carried out practice with 6 inch and 12 Pound guns.

11.30pm: Picked up Target. 11.35pm: Proceeded, closed “Minotaur” N5E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 235 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sydero 293 degrees, 94 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.23, Long -1.70

0.15am: Rejoined. Course S20W. Turned 16 Points every half hour.

2.0am: Shaped Course ENE, 16 knots.

6.0am: Course and speed as requisite (Southerly) assuming PZ organisation in Blue Fleet.

7.30am: Blue Fleet turned by Divisions to N72W, 14 knots.

11.0am: Course as requisite (Northerly) for PZ. Sighted Red Fleet.

11.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

0.30pm: Course as requisite for PZ.

3.0pm: Finished. Closed Battle Fleet. 3.30pm: Took up Station A in LS4. Advance N40W, 13 knots.

4.20pm: In Station.

6.30pm: Altered course N48W, 18 knots to take up Position A in LS3 by 10pm.

10.0pm: In station. Advance SSW, 13 knots.

Distance run through the Water: 348.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fuglo 246 degrees, 136 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.05, Long -3.57

1.0am: Commenced ZZ 3 Points. Advance 13 knots.

2.30am: Advance 14.5 knots. 3.0am: ZZ 2 Points. 3.30am: Negative ZZ. Advance 16 knots.

4.28am: Altered course S6W, 19 knots to take up Position H on LS7.

6.30am: Commenced Exercise No 2.

8.0am: In station, altered course as requisite for exercise No 2.

8.30am: Closed Battle Fleet deploying to East.

10.30am: Turned to South, 20 knots.

11.0am: Finished PZ, 7th CS took station 2 miles East of 2nd CS. Advance South, 16 knots.

1.0pm: Altered course S5E, 19 knots.

3.40pm: Abeam port Foula Island N84E.

4.30pm: ZZ, 2 Points.

6.0pm: Abeam Fair Island N37E, 10 miles.

6.50pm: Negative ZZ. 7.0pm: Altered course SW by S.

10.0pm: Altered course S74W.

[Distance run through the Water: 388.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Foula Island 41 degrees, 70 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 849 tons]


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15 June 1915

At Sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

0.30am: Bearing Tarbet [Tarbat] Ness Light N59W.

1.0am: Took station 1 mile astern 2nd CS. Course as requisite to Whistling Buoy.

1.52am: Passed Gate. As requisite to anchorage.

2.12am: Let go Starboard anchor in No 19 Berth, veered to 6 Shackles in 11 Fathoms.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 24’ 3”, Aft 25’ 3”]

[Single Anchor Cromarty No 19 Berth]

5.40am: Collier “Hyltonia” alongside.

6.10am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling throughtout [sic].

1.35pm: Finished Coaling. Received 950 Tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.15pm: Received 5 ratings from Depôt.

[Distance run through the Water: 158.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1105 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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16 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

9.0am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

2.15pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% Blue watch.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.


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17 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

am: Exercised Divers. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised 12 Pounders crews at 12 Pound swinging target. Surveying Port cable.

pm: Make and Mend.

2.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% Red watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 732 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]


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18 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

8.45am: Divisions. Aired bedding. 9.15am: Divisions with scrubbed hammock cloths, Prayers, Physical Exercise.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch shooting practice. Hands employed as requisite.

2.45pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% White watch.

3.0pm: Received 2 boys from Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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19 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

8.30am: Surveying Starboard cable.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 boy from Service.

2.30pm: Landed Picket and Libertymen, 10% Blue watch.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 851 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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20 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

7.30am: Surveying and stowed sheet cable.

9.20am: Landed Church parties. 9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

2.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of Red watch, and Picket.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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21 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

am: Exercised independently:- “Prepare to abandon ship”, “Collision Stations”, “Prepare to Tow forward”, “Away all boats crews pull round squadron”. Physical Exercise. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

2.30pm: Landed Picket and Libertymen, 10% of White watch.

3.45pm: Discharged Gunnery stores to Invergordon.

6.0pm: Hands preparing ship for Sea.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 906 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 55F]


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22 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

9.30am: Read Warrant No 33.

am: Exercised “B” group at Divisional drill and loader, 6 inch Gunlayers 2 to swinging target. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

10.45am: Received 1 WT rating from “Cyclops”.

pm: Exercised “A” group at loading drill.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1559 tons]


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23 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 9”]

6.0am: Collier “Wilston” alongside. 6.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.55am: Finished coaling. Received 180 Tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26; 3”, Aft 26; 0”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.20pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

2.0pm: Landed Libertymen 10% of Red watch.

8.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship from SS “Stavely” [Staveley].

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1072 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1712 tons]


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24 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

8.0am: Landing Party left.

10.0am: Received stores and Ammunition from SS “Retain”.

1.15pm: Landed working party.

1.45pm: Landed Patrol and Libertymen, 10% of White watch.


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25 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 19 Berth]

8.50am: Received Engineers stores from SS “Cossack”.

9.35am: Read Warrant No 34.

0.5pm: Received 6 RMLI Privates, 1 Stoker, 1 ERA from Depôt.

0.30pm: Discharged 6 RMLI Privates, 1 stoker CPO, 1 ERA to Depôt.

2.0pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of Blue watch.

pm: Exercised Fore and After Turretts [sic] at Loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 35.

9.20pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles. Weighed and proceeded in company with 7th CS to berths 8 - 10.

9.50pm: Let go Starboard Anchor in No 9 Berth and veered to 6 Shackles.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 819 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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26 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

1.0am: Sailed 1st and 2nd CS and arrived to B5.

1.30pm: Landed Patrol and Libertymen, 10% Red watch.


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27 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

pm: Make and Mend.


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28 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Exercised independently: “Prepare to tow aft”, “Weigh Starboard anchor by hand”, “Out Kedge and Stream anchor”. “Away all boats crews pull round squadron”, “Physical Exercise”. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

2.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of Blue watch.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

9.10pm: Received 1 AB from Depôt.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 834 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs]


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29 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised “A” group at Divisional drill and loader. Gunlayers 2 to 6 inch swinging target, Gunlayers of Turretts [sic] carried out .303 practice at towed target.

2.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of Red watch. Carrying out .303 practice at towed target. Exercised “X” and “Y” groups at loading drill.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1570 tons]


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30 June 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 9”]

5.40am: Collier “Dalewood” alongside.

7.20am: Finished Coaling. Received 180 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.20pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

1.20pm: Landed Patrol and Libertymen, 10% White watch.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target. Exercised sightsetters of Red and Blue watches.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 796 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1733]



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Cover of Log for July 1915. “I certify that this is in lieu of the original Log”. Signed as Forwarded by Captain, as before and signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 July 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

8.15am: Landed Boys for marching out.

am: Exercised After Turret at Divisional drill and loader.

0.45pm: Hands received monthly payment.

1.40pm: Landed Libertymen, Boys and 25% of POs.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Sent picket boats outside harbour with explosive charges.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 July 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers 2 at swinging target.

1.30pm: Landed Patrol and Libertymen, 10%.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.


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3 July 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

2.0am: Received 1 WT rating from HMS “Socotra”.

8.55am: Divisions. Aired Bags and Night clothing.

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 10% of White watch.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1040 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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4 July 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

8.40am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians. 8.50am: Divine Service. 9.15am: Landed RCs.

0.50pm: Landed special Church party.

pm: Make and Mend.


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5 July 1915

At Cromarty and at Sea

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Single anchor Cromarty Firth No 9 Berth]

9.30am: Sent special Church Party to HMS “Thunderer”.

am: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

1.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 26’ 1”]

2.20pm: Shortening cable. 2.34pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded as requisite, 11 knots.

2.50pm: Passed Gate. As requisite, 100 Revs, through swept channel.

3.0pm: Rounded Whistle buoy, Course N63E, 114 Revs. “Lyra” and “Nymph” stationed 5 cables on either bow.

3.20pm: ZZ 2 Points every 10 minutes.

5.50pm: Bearings: Noss Head N17E; Lybster N74W.

7.25pm: Skerries bore ENE, 2 miles. Course as requisite N of Stroma to Westward.

8.0pm: Dunnet Head S60W, 3.7 miles. Shaped Course N72W, ZZ 30 degrees every 10 minutes.

11.30pm: Altered course S60W (ZZ 30 degrees every 10 minutes).

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 815 lbs, Vegetables 240 + 2000 lbs]


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6 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.87, Long -6.93

3.0am: Course as requisite West of Shiant Island (ZZ).

3.50am: Shaped Course S40W (ZZ 30 degrees, every 10 minutes) Glas Island Light abeam 1.5 miles.

7.0am: Altered course S55W.

9.0am: Altered course S6E (ZZ, 30 degrees every 10 minutes).

9.30am: Skerryvore bore S33E.

0.30pm: Altered course Advance S28E.

3.0pm: Mull of Cantyre abeam, distant 2 miles.

4.0pm: Advance South. Quarters.

4.50pm: Ran into Fog. 5.0pm: Steady Course.

6.0pm: ZZ 30 degrees every 10 minutes.

8.0pm: Calf of Isle of Man Bearing NE, 3 miles. Advance S48E.

11.30pm: Ceased ZZ. As requisite for River Mersey.

[Distance run through the Water: 382.7 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Oversay Island 133 degrees, 17 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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7 July 1915

At Sea and at Liverpool.

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01 [estimated]

Midnight: Passed Bar Light vessel. Course as requisite up River Mersey, 16 knots.

1.5am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor and veered to 3 Shackles off Alfred Dock.

[Single anchor Mersey]

3.0am: Discharged ashes to hopper No 3.

5.31am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded with tugs to dock entrance.

6.15am: Entered Cammell Laird's dock Birkenhead.

[Draught on docking: Fore 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 3”]

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite preparing ship for re-fit.

pm: Hands employed as requisite.

3.30pm: Landed Libertymen going on 1st long leave.

6.0pm: Landed Libertymen, 2nd part of Blue watch.

7.0pm: Read and Exercised Fire stations.

[Distance run through the Water: 232.0 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 200 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 426 lbs]

[Rain, mist or drizzle all day, noon temperature 61F]


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8 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

[10.0am: Barometer removed]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

5.0pm: Landed Libertymen. 5.30pm: Read and Exercised Fire stations.

[Provisions received: Bread 350 lbs]


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9 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

5.30pm: Landed Libertymen. Exercised Fire Stations.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 211 lbs, Bread 350 lbs]


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10 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting ship.

5.30pm: Landed Libertymen. Exercised Fire stations.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 277 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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11 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting ship.

5.45pm: Landed Boys for Church.


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12 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting ship.

10.30pm: Joined Midshipman Nicolle RNR from “Excellent”. Starboard cable surveyed.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 194 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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13 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting ship.

10.0pm: First long leave returned aboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 160 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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14 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

8.0am: Landed second long leave.

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 210 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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15 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 236 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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16 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 112 lbs, Bread 348 lbs]


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17 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 402 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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18 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

9.30am: Prayers.

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting ship.

11.30am: Landed Libertymen.

5.0pm: Landed Libertymen. 5.30pm: Exercised Fire stations.


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19 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

9.0am: Re-stowed anchors and cables.

9.45am: Commenced flooding dock.

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting work.

5.0pm: Landed Libertymen.

10.0pm: Second long leave returned aboard.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1210 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs, Bread 1300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1196 tons]


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20 July 1915

At Liverpool

Lat 53.39, Long -3.01

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite, refitting ship.

pm: Tested Lifebuoys and found correct. Hands employed as requisite and preparing to leave dock.

3.0pm: Ship floated. 3.45pm: Passed out of Cammell Laird’s dock. Proceeded with tugs to anchorage.

4.5pm: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 Shackles in 9 Fathoms. Anchor Bearings: South end of landing stage N70E; North end of landing stage N27E; New Brighton Tower N11W.

[Single anchor River Mersey]

7.0pm: Hands employed as requisite and preparing ship for Sea.


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21 July 1915

At Liverpool and at Sea

Lat 53.39, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Single anchor River Mersey]

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship.

pm: Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite and preparing ship for Sea.

6.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 41, 42 and 43.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 24’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6”]

8.50pm: Shortened in. 9.2pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite, 16 knots down River Mersey.

10.7pm: Passed Bar Light vessel. Shaped Course N50W, 18 knots.

11.0pm: Altered course N45W, ZZ 20 degrees every 15 minutes.

11.40pm: Steering gear failed. Engines as requisite. 11.55pm: Steering gear correct.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 740 lbs]


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[Log page not filled in]


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22 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.40, Long -7.67

2.0am: Advance N10E. Chicken Light abeam, 2 miles.

4.0am: Mull of Galloway bore S76E, 8 miles, Advance N14W.

6.35am: Advance N35W. 6.43am: Mull of Cantyre Light House abeam, 1.5 miles.

9.45am: Advance N2W (ZZ 25 degrees every 15 minutes).

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Advance N18W, ZZ 25 degrees every 15 minutes.

1.10pm: Passed 2 armed Trawlers, 11 miles, 270 degrees from Barra Head.

4.0pm: Abeam St Kilda bearing N38E. Quarters.

6.0pm: Advance N60E.

8.0pm: Advance N72E, ZZ 20 degrees every 15 minutes.

10.30pm: Altered course Advance S70E, ZZ 20 degrees every 15 minutes.

11.53pm: Sighted Butt of Lewis Light bearing S32E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 259 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barra Head 0 degrees, 23 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 803 tons]


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23 July 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

2.0am: Altered course Advance S65E.

3.0am: Cape Wrath bearing S9E, 6.5 miles. Destroyers “Owl” and “Hardy” stationed 5 cables on either bow. S72E, ZZ 2 Points every 10 minutes.

5.30am: Dunnet Head bore SE, 8 miles.

6.15am: As requisite entering Scapa Flow. 6.35am: Passed Gate, 11 knots. As requisite to anchorage.

6.55am: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in E3 berth.

[Draught on entering: Fore 23’ 11”, Aft 25’ 0”]

[Single anchor E3 Berth]

8.0am: Collier “Iosto” [probably Tosto, as seen later] alongside.

8.34am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

pm: Coaling ship throughtout [sic].

7.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 1050 tons.

9.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 9”]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 340 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1720 tons]


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24 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.55am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

9.0am: Discharged stores for “Hampshire”.

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

pm: Exercised Range finding party.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant Nos 45 and 46.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 769 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs]


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25 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.30am: Landed Church Parties.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

5.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

6.0am: Taking in and discharging ammunition to SS “Edie”.

7.40am: Discharged 1 Leading Telegraphist to Depôt.

8.15am: Sent away Obstruction party.

am: Hands employed as requisite and taking in ammunition.

0.15pm: Discharged one case to hospital ship “Drina”.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1250 lbs, Vegetables 5300 lbs]


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27 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Exercised Divers.

9.40am: Discharged 2 ratings to Depôt.

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Fore Turrett [sic] at Loading drill.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

4.0pm: Quarters with clean hammock cloths.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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28 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.15am: Discharged 2 ratings for Depôt.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “A” group at Loading drill.

pm: Exercised “B” group at Loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch shooting practice. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 47.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs, Vegetables 1650 lbs]


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29 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised “A” group at Divisional drill and loader. Exercised “X” and “Y” group at Loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch shooting practice. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

pm: Make and Mend.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 48.

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 56F]


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30 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.90, Long -3.09 [rough estimate]

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

9.10am: Divisions with scrubbed hammock cloths, Prayers.

am: Hands employed as requisite and preparing ship for firing. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at swinging target.

[Draught before firing: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 9”]

11.35am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite for firing in Flow.

[As Requisite for firing]

0.15pm: Fired Torpedo and picked it up.

1.5pm: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Carried out 1 inch aiming practice at moored targets.

[As Requisite for firing in Flow]

3.0pm: Proceeded to South part of Flow and 3.30, Carried out 3 Pounder controlled practice at target towed by drifter.

5.0pm: Carried out 1 inch Gunlayer practice at small target.

7.15pm: Finished Firing. Picked up target and Proceeded to berth.

7.38pm: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in E3.

[Single anchor E3]

[Draught after firing: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 8”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1550 tons]


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31 July 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 8”]

6.15am: Collier “Holywood” [possibly “Hollywood”] alongside.

6.47am: Commenced Coaling.

8.am: Finished coaling. Received 190 Tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 2”]

am: Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship.

1.25pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

pm: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at 6 inch swinging target.

[Single anchor E3 Berth Cromarty Firth] [should be Scapa Flow]

5.0pm: Read Warrant Nos 49 and 50.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1252 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Cover of Log for August 1915. “I certify that this is in place of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before. Signed as approved by WH D’Oyly, Captain]

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[Page with some entries, all crossed out]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.30am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church parties.

9.20am: Hands employed provisioning ship from SS “Staveley”.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised independently “Prepare to tow aft”, “Prepare to abandon ship”, “Out launch by hand”, “Away all boats crews pulled round squadron”. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch deflection teacher. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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3 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am and pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1137 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]


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4 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.0am: Sent away Obstruction Party.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations. Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Landed Pier party.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

6.10pm: Read Warrant Nos 51 and 52.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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5 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.0am: Landed Pier party.

9.0am: Divisions with hammocks. Aired bedding. 9.20am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

pm: Lost overboard by accident from Fore Bridge Pattern 332A Telescope, 1 [in] Number. Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1133 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 58F]


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6 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.30am: Landed Pier party.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised “x” and “y” groups at Loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 2 to 6 inch swinging target.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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7 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at shooting practice. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 to 6 inch swinging target.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 53.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 903 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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8 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.0am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Parties,

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Sent RC Church party to “Hampshire”. 10.0am: Divine Service.

am: Ship inspected by Rear Admiral Tottenham.

pm: Make and Mend.

5.0pm: Quarters. Hands to bathe.

7.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1592 tons]


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9 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 7”]

6.15am: Collier “Salvus” alongside.

7.45am: Finished coaling. Received 150 Tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 6”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.45am: Received 4 stoker ratings from Depôt.

11.0am: Discharged 1 Cot case to SS “Drina”.

1.20pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 and 3 to shooting practice.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel remaining: Coal 1726 tons]


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10 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.30am: Read Warrant Nos 54 and 55. Discharged 1 MAA [Master-at-Arms] and 1 Ship’s Corporal to Depôt.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Fore and After Turretts [sic] crews at Divisional drill. Exercised Gunlayers 2 and 3 at shooting practice.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised running 14 inch Torpedoes from Picket Boat dropping gear. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for Sea.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1187 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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11 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Joined Father J Chatterton RC Chaplain. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “x” and “y” groups at loading drill.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised 12 Pounders crews at loading drill. Exercised Divers.

6.20pm: Received 7 OS, 1 Stoker RNR and 3 Privates RMLI from Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Foggy all day, noon temperature 60F]


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12 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “A” and “B” groups at Loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

[Page signed by CD Carpendale, Captain]

pm: Make and Mend.

5.0pm: Hands to bathe.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1254]

[Mist or fog, thick at times, for most of day]


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13 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers 2 at shooting practice. Exercised 12 Pound Guns crews at Loading drill.

3.0pm: Captain WH D’Oyly superseded Captain CD Carpendale.

6.0pm: Received 1 PO and 4 Captain’s servants.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 399 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1600]

[Still very foggy]


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14 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.95, Long -2.98 [estimated]

[Single anchor E3 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.40am: Shortened to 3 Shackles.

9.3am: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded as requisite 12 knots for taking up Berth in Flow.

9.32am: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 Shackles in 16 Fathoms in No 1 berth Scapa Bay.

[No 1 Scapa Bay]

am: Carrying out .303 firing practice at towed target. Hands employed as requisite. Lifebuoys tested and found correct.

pm: Carrying out .303 firing practice at towed target.

3.33pm: Anchor aweigh. Proceeded as requisite for firing.

3.50pm: Dropped Target.

4.20pm: Fired Torpedo, at Moored target at 5,000 yards, and picked it up. Carrying out 1 inch practice at Moored target.

5.50pm: Picked up target. Proceeded to anchorage.

6.15pm: Let go Starboard anchor to 6 shackles in 17 Fathoms in E2 berth.

[Single anchor E2 Berth]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 9”]

7.30pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

8.0pm: Commenced coaling.

9.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 0”]

11.0pm: Hands employed coaling [cleaning] ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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15 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

10.0am: Divine Service.

pm: “Make and Mend”.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised independently “Out Kedge and Stream anchors”, “Prepare to tow forward”, “Away all boats crews pull round squadron”. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound deflection teacher.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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17 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised “B” group at Divisional drill and loader. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1011 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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18 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Carried out .303 firing practice at towed target. Exercised Collision Stations. Joined Clerk WG Ward-Smith. Exercised “x and y” groups at loading drill.

pm: Exercised 12 Pounders crews at loading drill. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

6.0pm: Left Clerk GF Miéville.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.0pm: Sent away Obstruction Party.

am: Exercised After Turrett [sic] at loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 2 and 3 at 6 inch swinging target.

11.0am: Received 1 AB RNR from Depôt.

pm: “Make and Mend”. Received stores from SS “Petrel” [there were a number of ships of this name at this time].

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1002, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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20 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

9.0am: Received stores from SS “Ormsa”.

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

pm: Received stores from SS “Grouse”.

6.0pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 395 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1580 tons]


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21 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

6.15am: Collier “Cornwood” alongside.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 8”]

7.48am: Finished coaling. Received 160 tons.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 11”]

1.20pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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22 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.30am: Sent away Patrol and Ammunition working party.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

11.30am: Received 2 Boys from Depôt.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1227 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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23 August 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E2 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.30am: Landed Ammunition working party.

9.0am: Shortened to 2 Shackles. 9.15am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite for firing in Flow.

9.35am: Lowered and sent away 1st and 2nd cutters sweeping - Dropped target.

am: As Requisite carrying out 1 inch firing practice at Moored target. Exercised OOWs [Officers of the Watch] at handling ship.

0.40pm: Picked up target. Correcting and Comparing compasses.

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to position S72E, 15 cables from Barrel of Butter to carry out sweeping operations for [HMS] Lion’s lost torpedo.

[Single anchor Flow]

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised 12 Pounders crews at loading drill.

5.15pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite to berth.

5.46pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in No 4 berth, Scapa Bay.

[Single anchor No 4 Berth Scapa Bay]

7.0pm: Lost overboard, by accident from Steamboat underweigh Pattern 105 Megaphone, 1 in Number.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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24 August 1915

At Scapa and at Sea

Lat 58.89, Long -3.03 [rough estimate]

8.0am: Exercised Seamen Gunners at .303 practice at towed target.

am: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at .303 practice at towed target from Fore Turret. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

11.5am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite swinging ship for Deviation by reciprocal bearings.

0.40pm: Finished swing for Deviation.

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to anchorage.

2.7pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in E5 berth.

[Single anchor E5 Scapa Flow]

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

6.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.55pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite in company with 7th CS [Cruiser Squadron].

8.21pm: Passed outer gate. As requisite East of Swona and N of Pentland Skerries.

9.0pm: Shaped Course S69E, 18 knots.

11.5pm: Opened to 5 miles from “Minotaur”. Course S40E, 19 knots.

Midnight: Shaped Course S60E, 18 knots.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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25 August 1915

Cruising

Lat 57.47, Long 2.32

4.15am: Commenced ZZ No 1.

6.0am: Advance S82E.

6.15am: Sighted “Minotaur”. 6.30am: Advance S53E, 17 knots. 6.45am: ZZ, 3 Points every 10 minutes.

7.30am: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. 7.38am: 16 Points to Port. 7.45am: Advance S14E, 18 knots.

10.0am: Squadron Advance N84W. 10.10am: In station 4 miles on South beam of “Minotaur”.

0.40pm: Course as requisite opening from “Minotaur” to extreme visibility.

1.30pm: Turned to S84E. 1.40pm: Advance S20W.

2.10pm: Advance S50W, 18.5 knots and closed “Minotaur” to 3 miles.

2.45pm: Sighted 3rd CS and exchanged Destroyers.

5.0pm: Advance S22W.

8.0pm: Squadron Advance N56W, ZZ 2 Points.

[Distance run through the Water: 288.2 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various at 18 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: May Island 244 degrees, 180 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1286 tons]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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26 August 1915

At Sea and Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45 [estimated]

1.0am: Formed single line ahead. Destroyers formed screen ahead. Ceased ZZ. Course N56W.

2.0am: Sighted May Island Light on Port bow. Course as requisite through channels to Rosyth.

[2.15am: Hauled in Patent Log]

3.15am: Passed outer gate at 10 knots. As requisite 12 knots for anchorage.

4.31am: Let go Port anchor. 4.33am: Let go Starboard anchor and middled with 5 Shackles on each in 7 Fathoms in No 4A Berth.

[Moored No A4 Rosyth]

[Draught on arrival: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 0”]

6.20am: Collier “Rotherhill” [listed here under subsequent name of Wensum] alongside.

10.40am: Finished coaling. Received 480 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 26’

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.30pm: Discharged 1 Marine and 1 AB RNR to Hospital.

[Distance run through the Water: 303.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 807 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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27 August 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No A4 Berth Rosyth]

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical Exercise.

am: Exercised B1 at Loading drill. Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised “x and y” groups at loading drill.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

2.10pm: Received 2 boys from Depôt.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

4.30pm: Discharged 4 ratings to Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 August 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No A4 Berth Rosyth]

7.30am: Read Warrant No 56.

am: Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target. Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Tested Lifebuoys and found correct.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 805 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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29 August 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No A4 Berth Rosyth]

9.30am: Divisions. Sent Wesleyans Church party to [HMS] “Hampshire”.

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.0am: Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.30pm: Received stores from SS “Comet” [there were a number of ships of this name at this time].

[Number on sick list: 9]


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30 August 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No A4 Berth Rosyth]

am: Exercised independently “Out Sheet and Kedge anchors”, Weigh Stream anchor by hand”, “Collision stations, prepare to abandon ship”, “Away all boats crews pull round squadron”. Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised 12 Pounders crews at drill.

7.0pm: Received stores from SS “Staveley”.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 811 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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31 August 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No A4 Berth Rosyth]

am: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship. Exercised Fore and Aft Turretts [sic] at divisional drills and loader.

4.0pm: Quarters with hammock cloths.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for September 1915. “I certify that this is rendered in place of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before. Approved [but not signed] Captain 2.10.15]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 781 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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2 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

7.0am: Scrubbed hammock cloths.

9.15am: Divisions with hammocks. Aired bedding. Prayers.

9.35am: Discharged three cases to hospital ship.

am: Exercised “A” group at Divisional drill. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised “x and y” groups at Loading drill.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters with clean hammock cloths. Read Warrant No 57.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1579 tons]


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3 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

5.40am: Collier “Euston” alongside.

7.0am: Hands coaling ship.

7.30am: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.20pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1027 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1733 tons]


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4 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

9.0am: Divisions. Aired Night clothing.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 WT boy to “Tyne”.


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5 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

9.0am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen.

pm: Make and Mend.


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6 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

am: Exercised independently: “Prepare to tow aft”, “Out launch by hand”, “Out and replaced Stream anchor by hand”, “Away all boats crews pull round squadron”. Physical Exercise. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen and marching out party.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 3 at deflection teacher.

7.0pm: Burnt searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 692 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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7 September 1915

At Rosyth

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

7.0am: Hands employed working and clearing hawse with steam on main engines, secured cables with 4 Shackles on Port and 5 on Starboard.

am: Marine detachment inspected by Captain. Exercised “B” group at Divisional drills and Loader. Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen and marching out party.


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8 September 1915

At Rosyth and at Sea

Lat 56.02, Long -3.45

[Position 8.0pm: May Island Light N80E, 11 miles]

[Moored in No 4A Berth Rosyth]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

4.0pm: Quarters. Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.30pm: Unmoored and shortened to 3 Shackles on Starboard anchor.

[Draught on leaving: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6”]

6.3pm: Weighed anchor. As requisite turning ship.

6.25pm: Proceeded as requisite, 10 knots, in company with 7th CS.

6.45pm: Passed under Bridge. 7.0pm: Passed 2nd Gate, 15 knots. As requisite through swept channel.

8.43pm: Bearing May Island N5E, 2.2 miles. Course S75E.

10.40pm: Altered course S61E, 101 Revs to spread 5 miles on Starboard beam of “Minotaur”.

11.40pm: Course S75E, 15 knots.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 806 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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9 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.20, Long 3.03

4.8am: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. 4.15am: Increased to 18 knots.

5.5am: Turned 16 Points to Starboard, Advancing 17.5 knots.

8.10am: Turned 16 Points. 8.18am: Turned 16 Points.

10.0am: Opened to visibility (10 miles) distance from “Minotaur”.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

11.40am: As requisite taking up station on new course. Noon: Course of squadron N14E.

1.30pm: Course of squadron ESE, 20 knots.

2.20pm: Course of squadron N43W. Advance 19 knots. Course as requisite to regain station. 2.45pm: Course as requisite to examine steamer with [HMS] “Ferret”.

3.30pm: Advance N55W, 20 knots with “Ferret” ahead to rejoin squadron.

4.30pm: Advance N46W, 19 knots.

8.0pm: Steady Course N46W, 20 knots.

10.50pm: Altered course N41E.

11.40pm: Passed Hospital ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 291.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Farn [Farne] Island 258 degrees, 158 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1263 tons]


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10 September 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

0.37am: Altered course N63W, 21 knots.

5.10am: Reduced 15 knots. 5.15am: Sighted Skerries S82W.

5.25am: Skerries abeam. Course as requisite East of Swona to Scapa.

6.0am: Passed outer gate.

6.28am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 19 Fathoms in E5 berth.

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 6”]

7.15am: Collier “Cydonia” alongside.

am: Hands employed coaling ship throughtout [sic].

11.50am: Finished coaling. Received 560 Tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”. Aft 26’ 3”]

pm: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Distance run through the Water: 364.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1289 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1703 tons]


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11 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.45am: Joined Lieutenant Read.

11.0am: Discharging and taking in Ammunition from “Skipton”.

3.0pm: Discharging and taking in Ammunition from SS “Skipton”.

4.30am: Read Warrant No 58.

8.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.30am: Landed Presbyterian Church party.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

11.0am: Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

1.30pm: Left Lieutenant Commander A Domville.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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13 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am and pm: Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Exercised Transmitting Station party to general drill. Exercised “A” group at loading drill. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1260 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1608 tons]


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14 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”]

6.20am: Collier “Gracefield” alongside.

7.0am: Discharged 1 Leading Telegraphist to Depôt.

7.35am: Finished coaling. Received 130 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 435 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1732.5 tons]


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15 September 1915


At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

3.0pm: Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

6.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.30pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles.

7.52pm: Weighed anchor. 8.10pm: Proceeded 12 knots in company with 7th CS.

8.20pm: Rounded Red buoy. 8.40pm: Passed outer gate. As requisite 15 knots. Course South Westerly.

9.0pm: Swona Light S71E, altered course N71W.

10.27pm: Cape Wrath Light N81W. 11,0pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 September 1915

At Sea and Scapa Flow

Lat 58.91, Long -3.04 [estimated]

0.25am: Dunnet Head Light abeam S19W. As requisite entering.

1.8am: Passed Gate.

1.34am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in Flow, P line.

5.45am: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 6.0am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite to anchorage.

6.20am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in berth 5 cables West of No. 1 berth, Flow (S75E, 1.5 miles from Toyness [Toy Ness] Jetty).

[Single anchor Flow]

9.45am: Veered to 8 Shackles.

pm: Make and Mend.

7.0pm: Burnt Search lights.

[Distance run through the Water: 79.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1636 tons]


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17 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.91, Long -3.05 [estimated]

[Single anchor Flow]

5.55am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite for firing.

6.20am: Dropped target. Exercised General Quarters.

7.30am: Carrying out 1 inch main control runs at Moored target.

8.5am: Finished firing. Officers exercised handling ship.

9.30am: Picked up target. 9.20am: Prayers.

9.33am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 15 Fathoms in Flow. Anchor Bearing S60E, 11 cables from Toyness Jetty.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 9”]

am: Gunlayers 2 and 3 carrying out .303 aiming practice at towed target. Hands preparing ship for coaling.

0.20pm: Shortened in to 3 Shackles. 0.35pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded to berth.

0.55pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in E5.

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

2.5pm: Collier “Gracefield” alongside.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 125 tons

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 8”, Aft 26’ 0”]

5.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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18 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

9.0am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

10.30am: Received 5 signal ratings from Depôt.

pm: Hands employed as requisite and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1187 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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19 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.30am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

11.0am: Conducted “Mass” for RCs of 7th CS.

2.30pm: Received Boatswains and Gunner’s stores. Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1691 tons]

[Weather mostly fine and quiet, noon temperature 55F]


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20 September 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.87, Long -4.15 [Bearings]

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

[Draught on leaving Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 10”]

5.40am: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 5.55am: Weighed anchor. 6.5am: Proceeded as requisite in company with 7th CS.

6.12am: Rounded Red Buoy. 6.28am: Passed outer gate. Increased to 15 knots. 6.30am: Increased 17 knots. As requisite to Westward. 4th Destroyer Flotilla (6 boats) formed Submarine screen.

7.0am: Shaped Course N71W, 17 knots.

7.26am: Dunnet Head abeam 4 miles.

9.5am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. 9.7am: 1st Division altered course N38W to open columns to 7 miles.

9.20am: Whiten Head S50W. 9.25am: Course N71W. 9.30am: Commenced Range taking Exercise No 1.

9.53am: Turned 15 Points to Starboard. Courses as requisite for Range taking Exercises.

11.0am: Finished Range taking Exercises. Commenced Torpedo Director Exercise.

11.30am: Finished. 11.35am: Turned 16 Points to Starboard and opened to 5 miles on Starboard beam of Minotaur.

0.30pm: In Station. Course N71W. 0.51pm: Altered course S65E.

1.30pm: Carried out Searchlight Signal Exercise.

2.30pm: Finished. Course S35E, 19 knots, to form single line ahead.

3.25pm: Dunnet Head S32W, 4 miles. Course as requisite to Scapa.

3.55pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard. 4.5pm: Turned 16 Points to Starboard.

4.21pm: Passed outer Gate. As requisite entering. 4.35pm: Passed Red Buoy. 4.44pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 17 Fathoms in E5 Berth.

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

[Draught on arrival: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 8”]

5.50pm: Collier “Vittoria” [listed here] alongside.

6.30pm: Sent away Officers and men for Hoxa Patrol.

7.13pm: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Distance run through the Water: 99.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1719 tons]


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21 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.50am: Divisions with scrubbed coaling suits.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 to 6 inch shooting practice.

6.30pm: Received 3 ratings from Depôt.

[Distance run through the Water: 77.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1240 lbs, Vegetables 2900 lbs]


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22 September 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised “A” group at loading drill. Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Collision Stations. Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Sightsetters and transmitting Station party. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at shooting practice. Exercised Aft Turret at Divisional Drill and loader.

pm: Coaling gear overhauled and repaired.

1.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS “Daphne”.

pm: Exercised 6 inch Sight setters and Transmitting party at drill.

5.30pm: Hands preparing ship for Sea.

6.30pm: Received 1 Prisoner from [HMS] “Campania” for passage.

7.25pm: Shortened to 3 Shackles. 7.40pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite 10 knots in company with 7th CS.

8.10pm: Rounded Red Buoy. 8.30pm: Passed outer gate at 13 knots. 8.35pm: Increased 18 knots. As requisite leaving East of Swona and South of Pentland Skerries.

9.0pm: Shaped Course S by W, 18 knots.

9.25pm: Noss Head Light abeam N80W. 9.50pm: Altered course S54W.

Midnight: Altered course S60W, through swept Channel No I.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 755 lbs, Vegetables 1890 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1618 tons]


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23 September 1915

At Sea and at Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06 [estimated]

0.45am: Passed Whistle Buoy. Reduced to 12 knots. 0.52am: Passed outer Gate.

1.13am: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 8 Fathoms in No 17 berth.

[Single anchor No 17]

5.0am: Shortened in and weighed anchor. 5.15am: Proceeded.

5.28am: Let go Starboard anchor and 5.33 Let go Port anchor in 8 Fathoms, moored ship in Berth 23, 6 Shackles on each.

[Moored in No 23 Berth Cromarty Firth]

[Draught on arrival: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”]

7.10am: Collier “Baron Ailsa” alongside.

8.12am: Finished coaling. Received 125 tons.

[Draught after arrival: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 10”]

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship.

1.45pm Received 3 ratings from Depôt. Landed Boys.

[Distance run through the Water: 88.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1707 tons]


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24 September 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06

[Moored in No 23 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.0am: Discharged 1 ERA and 1 Signalman to Depôt.

am: Exercised “B” group at Loading drill. Exercised General Quarters. Hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Landed Patrol, Marines marching out party and Libertymen.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

9.0pm: Received 1 ERA and 1 boy from Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 September 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06

[Moored in No 23 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.0am: Discharged 1 boy to the shore.

8.30am: Sent away Party for sand.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 5% Red watch.

2.0pm: Received Band, 15 members.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 399 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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26 September 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06

[Moored in No 23 Berth Cromarty Firth]

9.30am: Divisions on Mess Deck. 10.0am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 5% White watch.

pm: Make and Mend.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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27 September 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06

[Moored in No 23 Berth Cromarty Firth]

10.0am: Unmoored and shortened to 3 Shackles on Starboard. 10.30am: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite to Berth No 22. 10.35am: Let go Port anchor. 10.41am: Let go Starboard anchor. 10.55am: Moored to 6 Shackles on each in Berth No 22.

[Moored in No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 6% Blue watch.

pm: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target. Exercised Gunlayers 3 at 12 Pound swinging target.

8.10pm: Received 1 Corporal RMLI.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 867 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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28 September 1915

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06

[Moored in No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

8.15am: Discharged draft of 16 R [rest of entry off edge of page, possibly RNR] to Depôt.

8.30am: Landed Marines for marching out.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised A and B groups and Fore and After Turretts [sic] at Divisional drill and loader.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, and marching out party.

2.0pm: Received 1 AB from Depôt. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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29 September 1915

At Cromarty and at Sea

Lat 57.69, Long -4.06

[Moored in No 22 Berth Cromarty Firth]

10.30am: Received 1 rating from “Hampshire”. Discharged 2 Prisoners to “Hampshire”.

11.0am: Read Warrant No 59.

[Draught leaving: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 10”]

1.40pm: Weighed Port anchor, shortened in to 3 Shackles on Starboard. 2.0pm: Weighed anchor. Proceeded as requisite, 12 knots.

2.30pm: Passed outer gate at 15 knots. 2.38pm: Rounded Whistle Buoy. course N63E, through swept channel, 19 knots.

[2.40pm: Set Patent Log]

3.25pm: Altered course N54E. Tarbetness [sic] bore N40W.

5.40pm: Altered course N14E. Commenced ZZ, 2 Points.

6.30pm: As requisite through Pentland Firth, 18 knots.

7.0pm: Stroma Light S5E, 1.5 miles. Shaped Course N71W. 7.10pm: Reduced 15 knots. 7.23pm: Dunnet Head abeam 3 miles.

10.30pm: Cape Wrath S53W, 5 miles, altered course West.

11.10pm: Altered course S65W.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1197 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Wind north or north easterly force 4 or 5 in pm, squally with rain at midnight. Noon temperature 44F]


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30 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.73, Long -6.72 [Bearings]

2.0am: Altered course S57W.

2.51am: Milaid Light abeam 1.2 miles.

3.40am: Glas Light abeam 1.5 miles.

5.19am: Neist Point Light S49E, 4.5 miles.

5.40am: 18 knots, ZZ, 2 Points.

8.30am: Barra Head bearing North, 9 miles. Advance South.

10.0am: Skerryvore N67E, 7 miles. Advance S12E.

Noon: Oversay Island S44E, 8 miles. Advance S28E.

2.15pm: Mull of Cantyre N30E, 1.2 miles. Advance S32E. 2.40pm: Advance S6E.

5.5pm: Mull of Galloway, East 9.25 miles. 5.30pm: Altered course S28W.

6.45pm: Steady Course. 7.0pm: 15 knots.

11.15pm: North Arklow Light Vessel S82W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 357 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Oversay Island 16 degrees, 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for October 1915. “I certify that this is in lieu of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 October 1915

From Cromarty to Devonport

Lat 49.88, Long -5.22 [Bearings]

2.15am: Tuskar Light bearing S85W.

3.30am: Smalls Light S10E, Bishop Light S45E.

4.30am: Altered course S16W.

5.10am: Increased to 111 Revs. Commenced to Starboard ZZ 2 Points.

9.40am: Advance S3W. 9.50am: Increased to 19 knots.

10.12am: Longships S34E, 6.5 miles.

10.30am: Zig Zags as requisite to round Lands end.

11.0am: Wolf Light N70W, 5.2 miles. Advance S63E.

Noon: Advance N81E.

0.8pm: Lizard Light House abeam 4.2 miles.

1.15pm: Observed Eddystone Light House bearing N77E.

[2.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log]

2.5pm: Ceased ZZ, Course as requisite for rounding Eddystone Light House. 2.16pm: Rounded Eddystone, passed 0.75 miles to Starboard. Course N35E.

2.40pm: As requisite for entering. 2.47pm: Reduced 12 knots. 2.53pm: Passed Breakwater Light House. Stopped and picked up Pilot. As requisite proceeding up harbour, assisted by Tug.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 3”]

3.45pm: Fast alongside Nos 2 and 3 Jetty Homoaza [Hamoaze].

[Fast No 2 and 3 Jetty Homoaza [sic]]

6.0pm: Gave leave to Blue watch. Discharged 3 Seamen to Hospital.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 394 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lizard Light House 4 degrees, 5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1127 tons]


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2 October 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.37, Long -4.19 [estimated]

[Fast alongside Nos 2 and 3 Jetty Homoaza]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 3”]

7.50am: Landed 42 Seamen and 30 Stoker[s] for working stores.

8.18am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling and provisioning ship.

10.30am: Received 1 Chief ERA and 1 stoker from Depôt.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

0.10pm: Received 1600 Gallons of oil from lighter.

1.30pm: Received 9 ratings from Depôt.

2.20pm: Finished coaling, received 620 tons.

3.55pm: Received 1 rating from Depôt. Hands employed cleaning and provisioning ship.

5.30pm: Hands employed shifting ship.

6.30pm: Fast East wall, North Basin.

[Fast East wall North Basin]

6.30pm: Gave leave to Red and White watches.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 820 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1733 tons]


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3 October 1915

At Devonport and at Sea

Lat 50.35, Long -4.16 [rough estimate]

[Fast alongside East Wall North Basin]

6.0am: Commenced working Bullion.

am: Hands employed as requisite and working Bullion. Tested Lifebuoys and found correct.

10.25am: Finished working Bullion. Hands preparing ship for Sea.

11.35am: Passed out of Basin. Proceeded as requisite out of harbour assisted by Tug.

0.35pm: Passed Breakwater Light House. 0.40pm: Shaped Course S34W, 15 knots. Destroyers “Lennox”, “Lucifer” and “Shelldrake” [Sheldrake] formed submarine screen ahead.

1.15pm: Eddystone Light House abeam. Shaped Course S60W. 1.30pm: Commenced ZZ, 2 Points. Commencing to Starboard.

4.30pm: Altered course N86W.

5.50pm: Put back clocks 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Ceased Zig Zagging.

7.15pm: Put back clocks 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 1.5 miles]

[Noon Position] [Plymouth Sound]


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4 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 48.76, Long -12.45

5.30am: Destroyer escort parted Company, altered course N70W. Commenced to Starboard ZZ, 2 Points.

9.0am: Ceased ZZ. 9.30am: Divisions, Prayers.

1.0pm: Altered course N72W, reduced 12 knots.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.15pm: Put back clocks 15 minutes.

7.15pm: Put back clocks 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 358.3 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 291 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Scilly Isles 75 degrees, 245 miles]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 66F]


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5 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS

Lat 48.40, Long -19.65

am: Exercised Fore Turret at loading drill. Hands employed as requisite.

11.10am: Streamed second Patent Log.

0.30pm: Altered course N71W.

5.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

7.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 287 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Scilly Isles 78 degrees, 515 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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6 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS

Lat 47.77, Long -26.68

Noon: Altered course N70W.

5.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

7.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S83W, 284 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island 272 degrees, 1370 miles]

[Wind mostly northerly, force 5 for much of day with sea state rough and rain until evening]


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7 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS

Lat 47.13, Long -33.33

pm: Make and Mend.

5.15pm and 7.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S82W, 273 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS

Lat 46.08, Long -40.33

0.40pm: Altered course N75W.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.15pm and 7.15pm: Retarded clock 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S78W, 295 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island 268 degrees, 810 miles]


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9 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS

Lat 44.86, Long -47.43

1.45pm: Ran into Fog.

3.0pm: Altered course N76.5W.

5.15pm and 7.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

7.20pm: Stopped, Full astern 7.25pm: Slow ahead. 7.28pm: Half Ahead both.

10.0pm: Fog cleared.

11.0pm: Ran into Fog again.

[Course and Distance made good: S76W, 310 miles]

[Fog throughout afternoon, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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10 October 1915

From Plymouth to Halifax NS

Lat 43.88, Long -54.37

2.25am: Slow both. 2.29am: Half ahead both.

3.30am: Commenced sounding every 15 minutes.

4.34am: Stopped both Engines. 4.37am: Half ahead both.

7.0am: Deviation 3 degrees W.

10.0am: Divine Service. Altered course N70W.

10.50am: Fog clearing.

Noon: Streamed new Log.

pm: Make and Mend.

5.15pm and 7.15pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S79W, 303 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island East Light 272 degrees, 231 miles]

[Foggy in am, rain inpm]


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11 October 1915

From Plymouth to and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.08, Long -62.33

1.0am: Commenced sounding every 15 minutes.

9.15am: Increased 105 Revs.

1.0pm: Hands preparing for entering harbour.

[1.50pm: Hauled in Patent Log]

2.5pm: Sighted land Starboard bow.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 23’ 0”, Aft 25’ 4”]

3.0pm: Course as requisite for Halifax.

3.25pm: As requisite through swept channel, 16 knots.

3.55pm: Mauger [Maugher] Light House abeam. As requisite entering.

4.5pm: Passed Boom Gate, 14 knots. 4.20pm: Passed through narrows into Bedford Basin.

4.28pm: Let go Port anchor to 6 Shackles in 15 Fathoms in berth 281 degrees, 2.75 miles from Dartmouth Exhibition Red Light.

[Single anchor Bedford Basin]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 350 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 296 degrees, 58 miles]


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12 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.62 [estimated]

[Single anchor in Bedford Basin Halifax]

6.0am: Commenced discharging Bullion.

am: Hands employed as requisite and working Bullion.

11.40am: Finished working Bullion.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, Blue watch and first Part of White.

3.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 68 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 845 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 598 tons]


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13 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.62

[Single anchor in Bedford Basin Halifax]

6.40am: HMS “Calgarian” arrived.

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Exercised x2 and y1 at Loading drill.

am: Coaling gear overhauled and repaired.

1.30pm: Landed Libertymen, 2nd Part White and Blue watch.

3.30pm: Landed Patrol.

4.30pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

5.0pm: Collier “Ilderton” alongside. Joined 1 Chief Carpenter for passage. HMS “Canarvon” [Carnarvon] sailed.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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14 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.62

[Single anchor in Bedford Basin Halifax]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 0”]

6.10am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling ship throughtout [sic].

pm: Hands coaling ship.

3.0pm: Collier "Lincairn": alongside. Coaling from “Ilderton” and “Lincairn”.

8.0pm: Ceased coaling for the night.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 836 lbs, Vegetables 3060 lbs]


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15 October 1915

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.69, Long -63.62

[Single anchor in Bedford Basin Halifax]

5.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling throughtout [sic].

9.50am: Finished coaling. Received 1218 tons.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 4”]

pm: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning ship. Lost overboard by accident. Anchor, boat’s, 30 lbs 1 No.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 854 lbs, Vegetables 6580 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1769 tons]


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16 October 1915

At Halifax NS and at Sea

Lat 44.69, Long -63.62

[Single anchor in Bedford Basin Halifax]

1.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

2.30pm: Received 3 ratings, for passage from HMS “Niobe”.

3.30pm: Received 8 ratings, for passage from HMAS “Melbourne”.

4.30pm: Commenced to shorten in. 4.45pm: Weighed Port anchor. As requisite turning. 4.55pm: Proceeded as requisite, 14 knots.

5.0pm: HMAS Melbourne followed out of harbour. 5.3pm: Passed through Narrows. 5.17pm: Passed Boom gate.

5.25pm: Mauger [sic] Light House abeam. 5.40pm: As requisite through swept channel.

6.9pm: Shaped Course S70E. Deviation 0.25 degrees E.

[6.15pm: Streamed Patent Log]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Vegetables 900 lbs]


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17 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 44.68, Long -57.55

7.30am: Deviation 1.5 degrees W.

8.15am: Altered course S65E.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Divine Service.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.0pm: Quarters. Deviation 2 degrees W.

10.30pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 266 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island East Light 245 degrees, 103 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind increasing at midnight and sea becoming very rough, weather mostly fine, noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 55F]


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18 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 44.65, Long -50.85

2.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

9.0am: Altered course S70E.

4.0pm: Quarters with clean hammock cloths. Deviation 2 degrees W.

4.30pm: Read Warrant Nos 61, 62 and 63.

9.0pm: Altered course N77E.

9.45pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S89E, 286 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race 324 degrees, 153 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North westerly wind force 6-7 or 6 until 8am, with sea state very rough to high; northerly force 4 from noon]


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19 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 46.63, Long -45.35

2.30am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

8.0am: Deviation 0.5 degrees E.

am: Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

0.30pm: Altered course N78E.

4.0pm: Quarters. Deviation Nil.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 269 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Wrath 52 degrees, 1606 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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20 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 49.68, Long -40.08 [From 6am]

2.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

Noon: Altered course N83E.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N49E, 279 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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21 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 52.40, Long -33.95

2.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

8.30am: Deviation 0.5 degrees E.

Noon: Altered course N87E.

pm: Lost by accident (Washed overboard in heavy Sea). Buckets (WD) Pattern 9, 4 [in] No. Squeegees Pattern 983, 3 No, Brooms (Hair) Pattern 46, 4 No.

4.0am: Deviation 1 degree E. Read Warrant No 64.

10.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N54E, 282 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[North westerly wind force 4-5 or 5 until 4pm, then force 7-8 or 8; sea state rough then very rough. rain at times, noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 53F]


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22 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 54.70, Long -27.17

2.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

8.0am: Deviation 0.5 degrees E.

Noon: Altered course N89E.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N60E, 278 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Wrath 65 degrees, 769 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 6 to 7 until 8pm, sea mostly rough, though very high at noon; wind and sea decreased atmidnight]


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23 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 56.98, Long -19.48

2.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Stopped. Dropped target and carried out Night Firing practice.

7.5pm: Completed practice and proceeded.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N62.5E, 294 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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24 October 1915

From Halifax NS to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.72, Long -11.67

2.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

5.0am: Altered course S80E.

8.0am: Altered course S70E, 87 Revs, ZZ, 2 Points.

10.0am: Divisions. Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course S67E, 105 Revs.

1.0pm: Passed Raft.

5.30pm: Ceased ZZ.

6.30pm: Hands preparing ship for entering harbour.

7.35pm: Reduced to 99 Revs. 8.0pm: Commenced ZZ, 2 Points.

10.15pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

10.50pm: Butt of Lewis Light abeam S23W.

Midnight: Altered course S70E, 105 Revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N67E, 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Wrath 90 degrees, 212 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 810 tons]


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25 October 1915

From Halifax NS and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

0.5am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

1.35am: Cape Wrath abeam 6 miles.

5.5am: Dunnet Head Light abeam 4 miles.

5.20am: As requisite for entering Scapa.

6.14am: Passed through Hoxa Boom.

6.30am: Slow. 6.40am: Let go Starboard anchor in 17 Fathoms, to 6 Shackles, in C5 Berth.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 23’ 0”, Aft 25’ 1”]

7.13am: Collier Meldon alongside.

8.20am: Chief Carpenter, on passage home, sent to Imperieuse.

8.27am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship throughtout [sic].

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

3.0pm: Signal Boatswain and 4 ratings sent to hospital ship “Plassey” [Plassy].

4.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 980 tons.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 8”]

7.0pm: Hands cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 293.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 845 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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26 October 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Hands employed as requisite and cleaning. Exercised Divers.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1588 lbs]


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27 October 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.0am: Discharged 13 ratings to Depôt.

8.0am: Hands employed taking in and discharging Ammunition.

pm: Hands employed Ammunitioning ship and as requisite.

0.10am: Let go Port anchor to 3 Shackles.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 October 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchor[s] C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised Collision Stations. Exercised General Quarters.

11.55am: Veered to 3.25 cables on Port anchor.

pm: Make and Mend.

3.12pm: Arrived HMS “Hampshire”.

5.15pm: Cleared sheet anchor ready for letting go.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally south easterly wind force 7 to 8-9 all day, weather overcast, noon temperature 47F]


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29 October 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

9.10am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised Fore and After Turrett’s [sic] crews at Loading drill.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Prepare to Abandon ship and work Main Derrick by hand.

3.0pm: Joined Sub Lieutenant GW Baker RNR.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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30 October 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Two anchors C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

7.0am: Weighed Port anchor.

am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct. Hands employed painting ship.

11.0am: Received 9 Ratings from Depôt. Coaling gear overhauled and repaired.

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

pm: Hands employed painting ship. Joined Father Chatterton from “Hampshire”.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1548 lbs, Vegetables 4800 lbs]


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31 October 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

9.35am: Divisions. Divine Service.

10.30am: Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1567 tons]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for November 1915. “I certify that this is in lieu of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Oct 30th Lost overboard painting ship’s side 8 brushes.

7.0am: Collier Berbely [?] alongside.

7.38am: Commenced Coaling.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 7”]

8.15am: Mr Kitchen [?], Midshipman RNR left ship.

9.35am: Finished coaling, overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 10”]

11.0am: Mr Tanner, Acting Mate RN: joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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2 November 1915

At Scapa

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[Single anchor C5 Berth Scapa]

7.30am: Mr Willis Lieutenant RN and Mr Thomas Warrant Engineer R [then off edge of page] left ship.

am: Exercised “A” Group at loading drill. Exercised Seaman Gunners and Gunlayers instruction classes. Hands preparing ship for sea.

1.45pm: Commenced to shorten in. 2.5pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

2.15pm: Proceeded 12 knots and as requisite for leaving Scapa with 7th CS.

2.40pm: Passed through outer boom, Increased 16 knots.

3.15pm: Tor Ness NNE, 2 miles, shaped Course N64W.

4.15pm: Altered course NNW. 4.50pm: Observed Sule Skerry Light N35W.

6.0pm: Sule Skerry Light abeam, S68W, 4.5 miles. 6.5pm: Altered course N59W.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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3 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.13, Long -11.63

6.48am: Turned 16 points to port. 6.58am: Turned 16 points to port and sighted Red Fleet.

7.10am: Course and speed as requisite to take up position in diagram.

8.25am: Advance of Red Fleet S63W, 16 knots.

9.0am: Advance 12 knots, Commenced Exercise No 1.

11.45am: Finished PZ, Course as requisite to find 2nd CS.

0.10pm: 12 knots. 0.30pm: Course of Fleet WNW, 10 knots. 0.45pm: Altered course NW.

1.30pm: Altered course WNW. 1.50pm: Course and speeds as requisite for Cruiser Exercise under VA 2nd CS.

4.15pm: As requisite for position B with “Hampshire” in LS5.

5.5pm: In station advance W by N, 12 knots.

9.35pm: Altered course N80E.

[Distance run through the Water: 317.7 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 280 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Flannan Island 112 degrees, 135 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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4 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.73, Long -10.80

7.6am: Altered course SSW. 7.40am: Altered course SW, 17 knots, proceeded ahead of “Hampshire”.

8.15am: Stopped to drop Pattern VII target. 8.23am: Proceeded SSW, 5 knots.

9.10am: Altered course ESE.

10.0am: Stopped, hauled in target. 10.10am: Proceeded and rejoined “Hampshire”.

11.30am: Course and speed as requisite to take up position B in LS1 with Hampshire.

[As requisite for taking up position in diagram]

1.30pm: Carried out PZ Exercised No 2, Course and speeds as requisite.

3.0pm: All Cruisers steered S84E at full speed.

3.22pm: Negative PZ; Cruisers rejoined, Course as requisite, 19 knots to take station 2 miles astern of 1st BS.

4.40pm: In station, Course SSE, 16 knots.

6.0pm: S27E, 16 knots.

9.30pm: Speed of Squadron 15 knots.

Midnight: Butt of Lewis S19E, speed of squadron, 13 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 281.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Flannan Island 130 degrees, 130 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1228 tons]


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5 November 1915

At Sea and Scapa Flow [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10 [estimated]

1.42am: Observed Cape Wrath Light S57E.

6.0am: Observed Dunnet Head Light S60E.

7.20am: Dunnet Head abeam 2 miles, 15 knots, Course as requisite East of Swona into Scapa Flow.

8.22am: Passed through Hoxa Boom.

8.55am: Anchored in F6 berth, 17 Fathoms, veered 6 shackles on starboard anchor.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 3”]

10.10am: Collier “Tosto” alongside.

10.30am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Mr Thomas Midshipman RNR, and Mr Chanter Artificer Engineer RN joined ship.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa Flow]

2.50pm: Finished coaling 570 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 318 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2030 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1729 tons]


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6 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa Flow]

11.0am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital, seamen.

pm: Make and Mend.

9.25pm: Let go port anchor, veered to 2.5 shackles.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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7 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

8.0am: Veered to 9 shackles on starboard and 4 shackles on port anchors.

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.0am: Received 1 musician from depôt.

[At Double anchor F6 Berth Scapa Flow]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 for most of day, noon temperature 50F]


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8 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

7.30am: Mr White Artificer Engineer RN left ship.

8.0am: Discharged 1 musician and 1 seaman rating to depôt.

am: Exercised and weighed port anchor by hand and shortened in to 6 shackles. “B” Group exercised at Divisional and loading drill.

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa Flow]

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target. Hands employed as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1209 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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9 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised X Group at Divisional Drill. Hands as requisite. Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

0.25pm: Commenced provisioning ship from SS “Stavely” [Staveley].

6.0pm: Let go port anchor to 4 shackles and veered to 9 shackles on starboard anchor.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind becoming squally in evening]


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10 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At two anchors F6 Berth Scapa]

11.0am: Mr Pougnet, Lieutenant RNR left ship.

pm: Make and Mend.

4.20pm: Veered to 5 shackles on port anchor.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1580 tons]

[Squally north easterly then north westerly wind force 6 or 7 all day]


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11 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

7.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

10.15am: Weighed port anchor, shortened to 7 shackles on starboard anchor.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 8”]

10.20am: Commenced coaling from collier “John Shaw”.

[Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

Noon: Finished coaling 175 tons.

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

6.0pm: 1 ERA and 2 stoker ratings joined from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1724 tons]


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12 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: A2 and B3 guns’ crews exercised at loading drill. Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Hoisted out Pattern VII target and moorings.

2.50pm: Shortened in. 3.0pm: Anchor aweigh, proceeded as requisite for firing in the Flow.

4.5pm: Picked up target and closed “Hampshire” and anchored in night firing area.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded carried out 4 night firing practice runs with sub-calibre and light QF guns.

8.10pm: Let go port anchor to 7 shackles in 17 Fathoms F6 berth.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1293 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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13 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Lifebuoys tested and passed correct. Exercised Gunlayers 2 at 6 inch swinging target.

1.0pm: Hoisted in Pattern VIII target and moorings.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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14 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

7.30pm: Received 2 wireless ratings from Depôt.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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15 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised “Out Launch by hand” and “Collision stations”. Received 2 RNR stoker ratings from depôt.

pm: Rove new topping lift and overhauled blocks on Main Derrick.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1752 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1607 tons]


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16 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

[Draught before Coaling: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 5”]

[Draught after Coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

10.30am: Commenced coaling from SS “John Shaw”.

11.55am: Finished coaling. Received 150 tons.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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17 November 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Prepared ship for sea.

2.30pm: Shortened in. 2.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Scapa.

3.5pm: Passed through outer boom in company with “Alsatian”. Course and speed as requisite East of Swona.

3.42pm: “Skerries” bore South 1 mile. 4.0pm: Shaped Course N84E, “Skerries” astern 4 miles, ZZ 2 points to starboard.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 November 1915

From Scapa Flow to Alexandrovsk [details here]

Lat 61.88, Long 2.37

1.0am: Advance N30E.

2.0am: Cease Z Zag.

8.40am: Commenced ZZ to port 2 points.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Exercised General Action. Exercised Lower and Conning tower steering positions.

5.15pm: Ceased ZZ, altered course N40E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Frojen [probably Frøya] Islands 91 degrees, 71 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 46F]


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19 November 1915

From Scapa Flow to Alexandrovsk

Lat 66.02, Long 6.77

2.25am: Sighted “Orcoma”.

8.0am: Altered course S75E.

8.45am: Altered course N77W. 8.50am: Commenced ZZ, to starboard, 2 points. 9.0am: Speed of Advance 11.5 knots.

9.30am: Advance S75E, “Orcoma” on similar courses 15 miles, 270 degrees from “Donegal”.

11.0am: Advance N77W.

0.30pm: Advance S76E.

1.42pm: Advance N77W.

2.20pm: Ceased ZZ.

3.0pm: “Orcoma” joined and took station astern, altered course N41E, 12 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: 25 degrees, 271 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Röst [Røst] Island 55 degrees, 157 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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20 November 1915

From Scapa Flow to Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.28, Long 13.50

[Patent Log 7% underlogging]

8.30am: Sighted “Minotaur” and “Liverpool”.

9.0am: Altered course N58E, took station with “Orcoma” 2 miles astern of “Minotaur”.

6.14pm: Altered course N6E. Sounding every half hour. 150 fathoms of wire.

9.5pm: Altered course N56E.

[Course and Distance made good: 38 degrees, 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Langanaes 114 degrees, 40 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 November 1915

From Scapa Flow to Alexandrovsk

Lat 71.18, Long 26.20

8.0am: Sounding every half hour, altered course S63E, 14 knots.

11.0am: Sounding Continuously, 150 fathoms of wire.

1.37pm: Found Soundings 64 fathoms of wire. 1.40pm: Ships turned 16 points to port. Soundings about 40 fathoms apparently off Nord Kyn [Nordkyn].

3.0pm: Parted Company Course N72E, 12 knots.

5.10pm: Altered course S58E.

10.20pm: Advanced clocks 40 minutes.

11.30pm: Sounding continuously throughout.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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22 November 1915

From Scapa Flow to Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.32, Long 33.57

1.0am: Altered course S40E. Advanced clocks 40 minutes.

3.5am: Hornö Varda [Vardø] Light bore S72W.

4.0am: Advance clocks 40 minutes to 2 hours fast on GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

5.45am: Found soundings 110 fathoms of wire.

10.35am: Turned to NE at slow speed. 10.45am: Cleared snow squall, sighted Land and proceeded into Kola Inlet, Course and speed as requisite.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6”]

0.30pm: Stop. 0.55pm: Let go port anchor. 0.58pm: Let go starboard anchor in 20 fathoms and secured with 7 shackles on port and 5 shackles on starboard cable at head of Alexandrovsk harbour, secured astern to Western shore with 3.5 inch wire.

[Anchor Bearings Stern when Middled, S75W, 1.9 cables from observation spot]

11.30pm: Carried away Mooring Ring on shore, hauled in hawser.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 234 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: At Entrance to Kola Inlet]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Rain and snow in am, noon air and sea temperature 32F]


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23 November 1915

At Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.21, Long 33.45 [estimated]

[Moored in Alexandrovsk Harbour]

am: Exercised Gunlayers 2 at swinging target.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

3.15pm: Collier SS “Rounton” [possibly Rounton Grange] secured alongside.

4.0pm: Middled cable, 6 shackles on each, and on swivel.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 983 tons]

[Snow in am, overcast in pm, noon temperature 25F]


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24 November 1915

At Alexandrovsk

Lat 69.21, Long 33.45

[Moored in Alexandrovsk Harbour]

8.35am: Commenced coaling from SS Rounton.

2.22pm: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons and swept down.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1365 tons]


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25 November 1915

At and leaving Alexandrovsk [though not stated at top of page]

Lat 69.58, Long 33.38

9.0am: Unmoored and weighed Eastern anchor. 9.40am: Weighed Western anchor. 9.45am: Proceeded out of harbour.

10.15am: Passed 0.5 miles East of Sedlovak Island [Sedlovati Island]. Shaped Course North. Engines at slow to secure cable. 10.30am: 13 knots.

11.7am: Syet Point abeam 1 mile, altered course NNW.

0.45pm: Voran Kovshoi Point abeam 2.5 miles, altered course NW.

3.44pm: Vardö Light N64W.

5.0pm: Deviation 0.75 degrees W. Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

7.0pm: Observed Makar [Makkaur] Light S58W. Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

10.0pm: Altered course N80W.

10.58pm: Sletnes [Slettnes] Light abeam S10W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 23 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tzuip Navolok 329 degrees, 11.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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26 November 1915

From Alexandrovsk to Scapa Flow

Lat 71.18, Long 19.90

3.0am: Altered course West.

8.0am: Altered course S70W.

10.35am: Course as requisite Westerly to close steamer.

11.10am: Eased Engines and examined SS Katherine. 11.25am: Proceeded 13 knots.

5.0pm: Altered course S55W, speed 12 knots. Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

7.0pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

8.30pm: Deviation 2.5 [degrees] E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 318 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of North Föglo, 178 degrees, 52 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Snow in am, cloudy in pm, light winds for most of day, noon temperature 23F, sea temperature 37F]


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27 November 1915

From Alexandrovsk to Scapa Flow

Lat 68.03, Long 10.38

9.0am: Altered course South.

3.0pm: Altered course SW. 3.15pm - 3.20pm: Slow. Sounded and found 120 fathoms.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 293 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Rost Island Light 140 degrees, 50 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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28 November 1915

From Alexandrovsk to Scapa Flow

Lat 64.42, Long 5.40

6.0am: Deviation 1.25 E.

8.10am: Increased to 77 revs. Commenced 2 point ZZ to starboard. 8.40am: Advance S31W, 11 knots.

am: Divine Service.

5.0pm: Altered course SW. Ceased ZZ. Retarded clocks 15 minutes.

7.0pm: Retarded clocks 15 minutes to GMT.

11.0pm: Commenced 2 point ZZ, to starboard. Advance SW, 11 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Rain in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 45F]


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29 November 1915

From Alexandrovsk to Scapa Flow

Lat 61.28, Long 2.25 [From 5am]

7.50am: Turned 16 points to port. 8.0am: Advance NE, ZZ 2 points to starboard.

9.0am: 89 revs, Advance 13 knots. Divisions Prayers and Physical Exercise. Exercised “General Action” and “Fire Stations”.

10.30am: Advance S35W.

3.40pm: Advance S84W.

4.20pm: Cease ZZ. 4.30pm: Burnt Navigation Lights till 5.30. 4.40pm: Altered course S35W, 80 revs.

9.20pm: Altered course S84W, 77 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 297.4 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Muckle Flugga 255 degrees, 94 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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30 November 1915

From Alexandrovsk to and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10 [estimated]

3.15am: Commenced sounding, found 43 fathoms.

3.45am: Altered course S75W.

4.42am: Sighted Copinsay Light, altered course S52W.

5.46am: Copinsay Abeam 2.5 miles. 6.0am: Skerries bore S53W.

6.55am: Course as requisite through Firth and East of Swona to Scapa. 7.15am: Passed North of Skerries.

7.24am: North End of Swona West 1 mile. 7.40am: Passed Hoxa Boon at 18 knots. 8.0am: 10 knots.

8.15am: Let go port anchor in 21 fathoms in F3 berth, Veered 8 shackles.

[Draught on arrival: Fore 23’ 2”, Aft 24’ 6”]

10.0am: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles.

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

2.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor, shortened to 6 shackles on port anchor.

3.45pm: Commenced coaling from collier No 952.

4.15pm: Mr Herbert, Signal Boatswain RN joined ship. Received 2 RNVR Ratings from depôt, 1 cook rating re-joined from Hospital Ship, I Leading Carpenter and 5 ABs received from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 581 tons]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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[Cover of Log for December 1915. “I certify that this is in lieu of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

2.25am: Finished coaling, received 1170 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 2”]

8.30am: Patrol under Lieutenant Clark left ship.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

8.15pm: Flow night Patrol left under Sub-Lieutenant Millett.

9.15pm: 2nd BCS arrived.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2560 lbs, Vegetables 6000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1726 tons]


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2 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.90, Long -3.08 [rough estimate]

8.0am: Engineer Sub Lieutenant Mowatt discharged to depôt.

10.0am: Weighed and proceeded to Flow as requisite for firing sub-calibre at towed target. 10.15am: Exercised “General Action”.

0.30pm: Finished practice. Stopped.

1.15pm: Proceeded as requisite to anchorage.

1.35pm: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in F3 berth in 18.5 fathoms.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers at .303 Aiming Rifle.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

8.0am: Discharged 5 seaman ratings, 1 Officers Steward and 1 Chief carpenter's mate to depôt.

2.5pm: Weighed and proceeded to Flow. Carried out full calibre service firing at towed target.

3.30pm: Completed the practice.

3.40pm: Let go starboard anchor to 6 shackles in F3 berth in 18.5 fathoms.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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4 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Grand Fleet arrived during forenoon.

1.50pm: Weighed. 2.5pm: Proceeded to Flow for gunnery practice - carried out “Officers of the Quarters” full calibre firing at towed target.

3.25pm: Completed Gunnery Practice.

3.40pm: Let go starboard anchor to 6 shackles in F2 berth, 20 fathoms.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[At single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

10.0am: RA [Rear Admiral] 7th CS [Cruiser Squadron] inspected Divisions and attended Divine Service.

11.0am: Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

11.0pm: Veered to 8 shackles.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1550 tons]


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6 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

9.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

10.40am: Commenced coaling from SS Dalewood.

0.25pm: Finished coaling, received 200 tons.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 8”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1703 tons]

[South easterly wind force 5 to 6-7 until 9pm, then reducing. Noon temperature 45F]


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7 December 1915

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 58.09, Long -0.85

4.40am: Shortened in. 4.55am: Anchor aweigh. 5.0am: Proceeded 77 revs.

5.30am: Passed outer gate, 95 revs, Course as requisite to pass East of Swona and South of Skerries.

6.15am: Skerries bore N, 3 miles, shaped Course S59E.

8.0am: Zig zag 2 points to port, 105 revs.

10.30am: Advance S5W.

0.40pm: Advance S55E, 101 revs, ZZ to port 2 points.

pm: Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

4.20pm: Advance S3W, 95 revs.

5.0pm: Ceased ZZ.

9.0pm: Altered course West.

10.0pm: Altered course North.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 97 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kinnaird Head 237 degrees, 43 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South westerly wind force 6 to 7 from noon, with sea state very rough; weather fine]


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8 December 1915

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 57.75, Long -0.83

4.0pm: Altered course South.

6.0pm: Altered course N55W.

7.15am: ZZ 2 points to starboard, 89 revs.

8.30am: Advance S5W, 95 revs.

9.30am: Prayers. Exercised “General Action” and “Fire” stations.

10.30am: Advanced East.

11.40am: Altered course as requisite to southward to intercept SS “Sneppi” [probably Sneppe] (Norwegian).

0.20pm: Advance East 95 revs.

2.30pm: Advance South, 101 revs.

4.30pm: Advance East, 89 revs, cease ZZ.

6.0pm: Altered course N74W, 83 revs.

7.0pm: Altered course NW. 7.50pm: Altered course N40W, 65 revs.

11.20pm: Steering gear jammed, changed over engines, 45 revs. 11.25pm: 65 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 325.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kinnaird Head 86 degrees, 90 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1350 tons]

[North westerly wind force 6 to 8 from noon, with sea rough or very rough; rain in am, noon temperature 43F, sea temperature48F]


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9 December 1915

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 58.70, Long -2.52

7.20am: Altered course N62W. 7.30am: 89 Revs. 7.40am: Commenced ZZ 2 points to starboard.

11.0am: Observed High Land of Hoy N50W.

11.30am: Advanced WNW.

0.50pm: Skerries SSW, 1 mile. Course and speed as requisite East of Swona into Scapa Flow.

1.26pm: Passed through outer gate at 14 knots.

1.42pm: Stopped. 1.47pm: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in F3 berth, 18.5 fathoms.

3.0pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Shakespeare”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 3”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

7.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 470 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 292.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 265 degrees, 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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10 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10 [estimated]

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am and pm: Hands cleaning ship.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 820 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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11 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

9.35am: Received Ammunition 6 inch projectiles and cartridges.

11.30am: Close B and C Doors.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 888 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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12 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions and Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs.

11.30am: Closed B and C Doors.

0.35pm: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles. Veered to 7 shackles on port. Hoisted in Picket Boat and drew Fires.

1.30pm: Veered to 8 shackles on port and 3 shackles on starboard anchor.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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13 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

7.30am: Hoisted out Pattern VI target and steam pinnace.

9.0am: Weighed starboard anchor and shortened in to 6 shackles on port anchor.

am: Divisions, Prayers and Physical Exercise. Exercised “Prepare to tow aft” and “Collision Stations”. Discharged Chief Boatswain Marks to Hospital ship. Marines at 6 inch Gun Drill, Training classes at instructions.

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

pm: Hoisted out Picket Boat’s Boiler for repairs. Hands employed as requisite.

3.30pm: Quarters with clean hammocks.

4.30pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace and pattern VI target and drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 901 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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14 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.30am: Hoisted out steam pinnace.

1.20pm: Commenced provisioning from SS “Staveley”.

3.10pm: Finished provisioning ship.

6.30pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace and drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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15 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised “General Action” and “Fire Stations”. Training classes at instructions.

pm: 6 inch Gunlayers at deflection teacher, training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1611 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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16 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: 6 inch Gunlayers and sight-setters exercised at swinging target. “B” Group at Divisional Drill. Training classes at instructions.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1586 tons]


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17 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

9.30am: Commenced coaling SS “Tosto”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 5”, Aft 25’ 7”, Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

10.55am: Finished coaling, received 160 tons.

11.30am: Received 3 ratings from depôt.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 786 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1727 tons]


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18 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

7.30am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

am: Gunlayer IIIs exercised at 6 inch swinging target. Hands employed as requisite. Discharged 2 ratings to hospital ship. Life buoys tested and passed correct.

4.0pm: Quarters with clean hammocks. Read Warrant No 65.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised “Prepare to tow forward”, “Prepare to abandon ship”. Replaced boiler in picket boat. Exercised X and Y Groups at loading drill. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers and Sightsetters at swinging target.

0.30pm: Received 1 rating from depôt (corporal RMLI).

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1180 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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21 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

7.30am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt (sergeant RMLI).

am: Exercised Gunlayer IIs at swinging target. Exercised After Turret at control drill.

pm: Exercised Gunlayer IIIs at swinging target.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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22 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised “General Action” and “Collision Stations”. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging target. Exercised After Turret’s crew at loading drill.

4.50pm: Commenced provisioning ship from SS “Westphalia”.

6.30pm: Finished provisioning ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 784 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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23 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

4.30am: Cleared away starboard anchor and cable. 5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

7.55am: Let go starboard anchor to 2 shackles and veered to 8 shackles on port anchor.

am: Training classes at instruction. Hands employed as requisite.

[At two anchors F3 Berth Scapa]

3.50pm: Drew Fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Squally south easterly wind force 5-6 to 8-9 all day, with rain or snow. Noon temperature 38F]


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24 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At two anchors F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1546 tons]


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25 December 1915

Cruising

Lat 58.77, Long -2.25

6.0am: Weighed starboard anchor, shortened in on port. 6.25am: Weighed. 6.30am: Proceeded, 12 knots.

7.7am: Passed outer gate at 15 knots.

7.11am: Eased port engine. 7.20am: Proceeded port engine.

8.0am: Skerries bore S42W, 2 miles. Shaped course S80E.

am: Searching for destroyers Porpoise and Morning Star.

1.0pm: Altered course ENE. 1.12pm: Turned to NW to secure sheet cable. 1.35pm: Resumed course ENE, 53 revs.

3.30pm: Altered course S70E, 47 revs. 3.50pm: Sounded 43 fathoms.

5.0pm: Sounded 47 fathoms.

6.0pm: Sounded 52 fathoms.

8.0pm: Altered course S30E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 34 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Pentland Skerries 257 degrees, 22 miles]

[Squally south easterly wind force 6-7 to 7-8 all day, sea rough in am, very rough in pm, rain for most of day]


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26 December 1915

Cruising

Lat 57.55, Long -0.38

7.0am: Altered course S11E.

9.0am: Altered course South 77 revs.

10.30am: Altered course SSW.

0.45pm: Advance North ZZ 2 points.

3.20pm: Ceased ZZ. 3.30pm: Altered course NNW.

6.30pm: Altered course WNW.

8.30pm: 77 revs. Sounded 120 fathoms wire.

9.20pm: Copinsay Light bore N44W.

10.30pm: Altered course N80W. Stroma Light Ahead.

11.0pm: Course as requisite through Pentland Firth and East of Swona. 11.55pm: Passed through outer boom.

[True Bearing and Distance: of Kinnaird Head 276 degrees, 77 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1239 tons]

[Wind still force 8 until 8am, with very rough sea; wind and sea reducing gradually thereafter]


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27 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

0.10am: Let go port anchor in 20 fathoms in Q line.

5.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

8.25am: Shortened in. 8.50am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite [to] anchorage.

9.11am: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in F3 berth 18.5 fathoms.

am: Discharged I CPO to depôt.

10.20am: Commenced coaling from SS “John Shaw”.

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

4.20pm: Finished coaling, received 515 tons.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 6”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

5.0pm: Drew fires in both steam boats.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1226 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1715 tons]


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28 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

7.30am: Discharged 1 CPO to depôt.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging target.

3.30pm: Discharged 1 stoker rating to “Hampshire”.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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29 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Hands make and mend clothes. Discharged 3 ratings to hospital.

pm: Discharged 2 ratings to tug “Diligence” [possibly Depot ShipDiligence, listed here].

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1263 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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30 December 1915

At Scapa Flow [though not stated at top ofpage]

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10 [estimated]

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Hands preparing ship for sea.

1.15pm: Shortened in. 1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite out of Scapa in Company with “Hampshire”.

1.58pm: Passed through outer boom.

2.20pm: 12 knots through Firth. 2.32pm: Skerries bore S 0.5 miles.

2.40pm: Turned 16 points E of Skerries and returned to base.

3.25pm: Passed E of Swona, 20 knots. 3.35pm: 15 knots and as requisite to anchorage and astern of “Hampshire”. 3.40pm: Passed through outer gate at 14 knots.

4.0pm: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in F3 berth, 24 fathoms.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1597 tons]


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31 December 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

9.30am: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles veered to 8 shackles on port.

am: : Exercised “General Action” and “Fire” stations. Received 1 rating from depôt.

pm: Training classes at instruction.

3.50pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[Cover of Copy of Log for January 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by ADH Dibben, Lieutenant (N), Navigating Officer]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, asbefore]


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1 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

10.7am: Commenced coaling from SS “Boscastle”.

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 175 tons.

Noon: Received 1 rating from depôt.

pm: Tested lifebuoys and passed correct.

3.15pm: Secured SS “Gourko” alongside.

11.15pm: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles. Veered to 9 shackles on port.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1553 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1705 tons]


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2 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[In F3 Berth Scapa Flow]

0.15am: Cast off SS “Gourko”.

am: Divisions. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs.

11.35am: Weighed starboard anchor. Shortened to 6 shackles on port.

9.0pm: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles. Veered to 8 shackles on port.

[Number on sick list:5]


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3 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[In F3 Berth Scapa Flow]

8.0am: Discharged 3 ratings to depôt.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Exercised “Prepare to tow aft”, “Close B and C Doors, prepare to Abandon ship”, “Work Main Derrick by Hand”.

11.30am: Lieutenant Lowe RNR joined ship. Received 1 rating from depôt.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

4.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Shortened to 6 shackles on port.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 725 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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4 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Hands employed as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

10.55pm: Veered to 8 shackles on port anchor.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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5 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[In F3 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Lieutenant Darkin RNR left ship. Divisions, Prayers, Physical Exercise. Exercised General Action.

9.45am: Let go starboard anchor to 3 shackles.

am: Exercised “X” and “Y” Groups at loading drill.

pm: Exercised Supply parties at 6 inch gun drill. Training classes at instructions. Received 2 ratings from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1565 tons]


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6 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

3.0am: Weighed starboard anchor.

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

9.5am: Commenced coaling from SS Ashtree.

[Draught before coaling: 25’ 10” Forward, 25’ 7” Aft. Draught after coaling: 26’ 2” Forward, 25’ 11” Aft]

10.50am: Finished coaling, received 170 tons.

[At single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

1.0pm: Surgeon Drummond RN joined ship.

4.50pm: Veered to 8 shackles on port anchor.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 820 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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7 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[In F3 Berth Scapa Flow]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.30am: Lit fires in picket boat. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

8.30am: Banked fires in picket boat.

8.40am: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles and veered to 8 shackles on port.

9.0am: Surgeon Shaw RN left ship.

am: Exercised Fore and Upper turret’s crews at loading drill. Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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8 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

11.35am: Weighed starboard anchor, shortened to 6 shackles on port.

[At Single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

0.30pm: Mr Smith Boatswain RN joined ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 837 lbs]


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9 January 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At Single anchor F3 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs.

3.10pm: Let go starboard anchor to 2.5 shackles and veered to 8 shackles on port.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 January 1916

From Scapa Flow and at Cromarty

Lat 58.65, Long -2.95 [estimated]

am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical Exercise. Exercised “A” group at loading drill.

9.30am: Weighed starboard anchor. 9.53am: Weighed port anchor.

10.10am: Proceeded as requisite in Flow waiting for gate.

11.0am: Proceeded at 14 knots and as requisite out of Scapa in Company with 7th CS. 11.15am: Passed through outer boom. Course S8W, 18 knots.

11.45am: Duncansby Head Abeam 2 miles, Course S16W.

2.54pm: Entered swept channel, Course S63W.

3.43pm: Rounded whistle buoy. Course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

3.55pm: Passed through outer boom. 4.8pm: Let to port anchor. 4.10pm: Let go starboard anchor and moored ship with 6 shackles on each in No 5 berth, 8 fathoms.

6.0pm: Read warrant Nos 70 and 71.

6.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1483 tons]


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11 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.0am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

7.7am: Commenced coaling from SS “Gracefield”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 7”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

11.12am: Finished coaling, received 260 tons.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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12 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “B” group at loading drill. Exercised “General Quarters” and “Collision Stations”.

pm: Landed Liberty Men. Discharged 1 rating to hospital. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers and sightsetters at swinging target.

4.0pm: Quarters. Overhauled coaling gear, and passed correct.

6.30pm: Lieutenant Dibben RN joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 774 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs]


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13 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised x and y group at loading drill. Training classes at instruction.

4.30pm: Lieutenant Morey RN left the ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.66, Long -3.91 [rough estimate]

7.30am: Unmoored.

8.3am: Weighed port anchor, shortened to 6 shackles on starboard anchor. Hands preparing ship for sea.

9.55am: Shortened to 3 shackles.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for turning. 11.20am: Course and speed as requisite out of Cromarty in Company with 7th CS.

11.35am: Passed through outer boom. 11.44am: Rounded whistle buoy, shaped course S54E, speed as requisite.

Noon: Altered course ENE. Carried out battle practice with full charge 6 inch.

0.33pm: Completed practice. Shaped course S62W.

1.6pm: Rounded whistle buoy, course and speed as requisite to anchorage. 1.16pm: Passed through outer boom.

1.27pm: Let go port anchor. 1.29pm: Let go starboard anchor and moored ship with 6 shackles on each in No 5 berth, 9 fathoms.

2.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.

5.30pm: Received 1 rating from depôt.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1267 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1583 tons]


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15 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

9.35am: Commenced coaling from SS “Baron Ailsa”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

10.45am: Finished coaling, received 160 tons.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty Men.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1724 tons]


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16 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Divisions, Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS. Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Hands employed painting ship and receiving stores from SS Cossack.

pm: Hands painting ship. Lost overboard by accident, 1 paint brush.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 838 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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18 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Hands painting ship. Training classes at instruction.

pm: Landed liberty-men. 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging target. Dockyard hands working on board.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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19 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

am: 6 inch Gunlayers and sightsetters exercised at swinging target. Training classes at instruction.

6.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

7.30pm: Banked fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 886 lbs, Vegetables 3674 lbs]

[Weather squally with rain, noon temperature51F]


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20 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “A” Group at loading drill. Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations. Received 5 ratings from “Minotaur”.

1.0pm: Landed Liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1584.5 tons]


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21 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

9.40am: Commenced coaling from SS “Wilston”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 10”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

11.0am: Finished coaling, received 150 tons.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1347 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs]


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22 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterian church parties. Divisions. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

1.0pm: Landed liberty men.

8.0pm: Received 2 ratings from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging target. Training classes at instructions.

0.30pm: Landed libertymen.

pm: Training classes at 6 inch Gun-drill.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1235 lbs, Vegetables 3400 lbs]


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25 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised General Quarters.

0.30pm: Landed libertymen.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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26 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised x and y groups at loading drill.

0.30pm: Landed libertymen.

pm: Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers at swinging target.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 915 lbs, Vegetables 2674 lbs]


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27 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.20am: Commenced provisioning ship from SS “Staveley”.

10.20am: Finished provisioning ship.

0.30pm: Landed liberty men.


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28 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “B” group at loading drill. Exercised “General Quarters”. Received 1 rating from “Minotaur”.

0.30pm: Landed libertymen.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers 2 and Gunlayers 3 at swinging target. Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1249 lbs, Vegetables 2774 lbs]


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29 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

0.30pm: Landed libertymen.

pm: Hands painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1584 tons]


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30 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

1.23pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Intent”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

3.0pm: Finished coaling, received 170 tons.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1720 tons]


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31 January 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill. Exercised Turrets’ crews at loading drill.

0.30pm: Landed libertymen.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 863 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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[Cover of Log for February 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as previous month]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 February 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

0.30pm: Special leave to 12% Red Watch.

2.15pm: Unmoored. 2.20pm: Weighed Eastern anchor. 2.45pm: Weighed Western anchor and proceeded to No 6 berth.

3.5pm: Let go port anchor. 3.13pm: Let go starboard anchor and middled with 6 shackles on each in 8 fathoms.

7.0pm: Fires lit in steam pinnace and picket boat for 13.5 hours this day.


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2 February 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 6 Berth Cromarty]

[Anchor Bearings: No 3 Beacon N34W, No 2 Beacon N16E, No 1 Beacon N64E]

am: Exercised “A” Group at loading drill. Exercised “General Quarters” and Collision Stations.

0.30pm: Special Leave to 12% White Watch.

pm: Training classes at instruction. Hands employed as requisite.


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3 February 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 6 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “B” Group at loading drill. Training classes at instructions.

0.30pm: Special leave to 12% Blue Watch.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1597 tons]


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4 February 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 6 Berth Cromarty]

10.3am: Commenced coaling from SS “Intent”.

11.10am: Finished coaling, received 130 tons.

Noon: Discharged 1 rating to Hospital.

0.30pm: Special leave to 12% Red Watch.

5.15pm: Weighed Eastern anchor. 5.30pm: Weighed western anchor and proceeded as requisite at 10 knots to berth No 26.

6.10pm: Let go Eastern anchor. 6.13pm: Let go western anchor and moored ship in No 26 berth with 5 shackles on eastern anchor and 7 shackles on western anchor in 10 fathoms.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1707 tons]


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5 February 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 26 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Lost overboard by accident 1 Flashing Lamp.

[Anchor Bearings: Western Chimney N9W, Tall Chimney N41E, No 5 Beacon N81E]

0.30pm: Special leave to 12% White Watch.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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6 February 1916

From Cromarty to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.61, Long -2.91 [estimated]

5.50am: Weighed eastern anchor, shortened to 4 shackles on western. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

7.55am: Weighed western anchor and turned ship assisted tug “Hannah Jollife” [Hannah Jolliffe listed here], course and speed as requisite out of Cromarty astern of “Minotaur”.

8.25am: Rounded Whistle buoy and shaped Course N62E.

9.5am: Altered course N55E. Divisions, Divine Service.

10.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

11.40am: Noss Head abeam distant 2 miles.

0.54pm: Passed through outer gate at 12 knots.

1.17pm: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in E8 Berth, 18.5 fathoms.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”. Draught on entering harbour: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 10”]

[Anchor Bearings: South House Cava N73W, Barrel of Butter N30W, Fara Church S64W]

7.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 77.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Off Penland [Pentland] Skerries]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1563 tons]


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7 February 1916

At Scapa Flow and Cruising

Lat 58.86, Long -3.11 [estimated]

8.37am: Commenced coaling from SS “John Shaw”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

10.0am: Let go starboard anchor to 3 shackles.

10.16am: Finished coaling, received 175 tons.

11.37am: Weighed starboard anchor.

1.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

2.50pm: Weighed port anchor and proceeded as requisite out of Scapa astern of “Minotaur”.

3.25pm: Passed through outer gate and shaped course S2W at 17 knots.

4.15pm: Altered course S48E. 4.30pm: Commenced ZZ No 5, 110 revs.

5.20pm: Ceased Z-Zag.

10.30pm: Altered course NE.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1609 tons]


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8 February 1916

At: Scapa Flow and cruising

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12 [estimated]

7.20am: Copinsay Light N54W.

9.25am: Course as requisite. 9.55am: Passed through outer gate.

10.13am: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in E8 berth in 18.5 fathoms. 10.33am: Let go starboard anchor.

0.40pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Kylaken” [Kyleaken].

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 8”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

2.40pm: Finished coaling, received 220 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 315.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1728 tons]


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9 February 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

8.30am: Discharged 1 wireless rating to hospital ship.

9.15am: Weighed starboard anchor and shortened to 3 shackles on port anchor.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to F5 Berth, 9.50am: In position. Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in 18.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: South House Cava N73W, Barrel of Butter N2W, Fara Church S52W]

pm: Training classes at instructions.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 74.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2454 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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10 February 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At single anchor in F5 Berth Scapa Flow]

am: Exercised Turrets’ crews at loading drill. Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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11 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.47, Long -0.23

4.40am: Weighed. 4.50am: Proceeded course and speed as requisite [out] of Scapa astern of Minotaur.

5.15am: Passed through outer gate, course as requisite, 95 revs.

5.52am: Skerries Light SSW, 1 mile, shaped course S74E.

8.0am: Commenced zig-zag No 5.

9.10am: Altered course N65E, 113 revs.

9.45am: Prayers. Exercised Action and Collision Stations.

1.15pm: Hands to Action Stations.

5.0pm: “Secured” from Action Stations. 5.20pm: Ceased ZZ, 89 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 110.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1447 tons]


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12 February 1916

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[Position 8.0am: Off Pentland Skerries]

6.45am: Copinsay Light N42W.

7.20am: Altered course N73W. Commenced ZZ.

8.20am: Ceased ZZ. 8.30am: Course as requisite. 8.45am: Course N80W.

9.5am: Course as requisite astern of Minotaur for entering Scapa.

9.30am: Passed through outer gate.

9.55am: Let go port anchor to 6 shackles in F6 berth, 18.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: South House Cava N76W, Barrel of Butter N11W, Fara Church S53W]

11.5am: Commenced coaling from SS “Poldhu”.

3.12pm: Finished coaling, received 375 tons.

8.20pm: Let go starboard anchor and veered to 3.5 shackles and to 7 shackles on port.

[Distance run through the Water: 342.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1716 tons]

[Squally south westerly wind force 4-5 to 7-5 for most of day, with rain in evening. Noon temperature 43F]


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13 February 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At two anchors in F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 February 1916

At Scapa Flow and Patrolling

Lat 58.93, Long -3.03 [estimated]

6.50am: Weighed starboard anchor.

7.20am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded at 10 knots, course as requisite to north side of Flow.

7.57am: Let go port anchor to 7 shackles in No 4 berth, 20 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: RF Mast S75E, Nether Scapa N52E, Rio [Roo] Point N60W]

am: Exercised Fore turrets’ crew at loading drill.

2.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded at 15 knots, course as requisite out of Scapa.

3.25pm: Passed through outer gate. 3.28pm: Stanger Head West 0.5 miles, shaped course S4W.

4.0pm: Commenced Zig-Zag (2 points).

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 10”]

8.0pm: Altered course N42E.

[Distance run through the Water: 5.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1590 tons]

[Squally south westerly wind force 6 in pm, force 8-10 at midnight, when sea state high]


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15 February 1916

At Scapa Flow and Patrolling

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: Off Pentland Skerries]

2.30am: 65 revs, ZZ 4 points.

4.14am: Observed Copinsay N52W.

8.48am: Ceased Z-Zag.

9.30am: Course as requisite for entering Scapa. 9.32am: Passed through outer gate.

9.56am: Let go port anchor to 7 shackles in F6 berth, 18.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: South House Cava N73W, Barrel of Butter N3E, Fara Church S48W]

11.5am: Commenced coaling from SS “Dunraven”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 8”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.45pm: Finished coaling, received 200 tons.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite out of Scapa.

3.30pm: Passed through outer gate - 101 revs. 3.35pm: Stanger Head West 0.5 miles - shaped course S4W.

4.10pm: Altered course S51E. Commenced zig-zag.

8.0pm: Altered course N10E, ZZ 3 points.

10.40pm: Altered course S15W.

[Distance run through the Water: 209.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1638 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1634 tons]


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16 February 1916

At Scapa Flow and Patrolling

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: off Pentland Skerries]

1.20am: Altered course N2E.

5.0am: Altered course S78W - 113 revs.

8.31am: Pentland Skerries abeam.

9.20am: Passed through outer gate.

9.45am: Let go starboard anchor to 5 shackles in F5 berth, 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: South House Cava N73W, Barrel of Butter N5E, Fara Church S43W]

0.35pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for carrying out firing with 1 inch aiming rifle in Flow.

0.55pm: Dropped target.

1.40pm: Hoisted in target and proceeded as requisite to anchorage.

2.10pm: Let go starboard anchor to 7 shackles in F5 berth, 19 fathoms. 2.25pm: Let go port anchor to 3 shackles.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

[Distance run through the Water: 264.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1523 tons]


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17 February 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Two Anchors in F5 Berth Scapa]

8.23am: Commenced coaling from SS “Hollywood”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”]

10.5am: Finished coaling, received 220 tons.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 793 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1724 tons]


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18 February 1916

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

9.0am: Weighed port anchor.

am: Exercised x and y groups at loading drill.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

1.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

2.40pm: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

3.15pm: Passed through outer gate. 3.19pm: Stanger Head West 0.5 miles, shaped course S2E.

3.42pm: Altered course S82E.

4.0pm: Altered course N56E. Commenced Zig-Zag. Read Warrant No 75.

7.17pm: Noup Head S78W.

9.0pm: Altered course N82W.

Midnight: Altered course S45W.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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19 February 1916

From Scapa Flow to Liverpool

Lat 56.36, Long -7.42

1.20am: Cape Wrath S5W.

5.52am: Altered course S75W. Ceased Z-Zag.

6.25am: Glas Island abeam 1 mile. 6.30am: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

11.0am: Altered course South. Skerry Vore S29E.

3.5pm: Oversay Light House East.

10.0pm: Altered course S47E. Chicken Rock Light East.

[Distance run through the Water: 358.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Skerry Vore [Skerryvore] 102 degrees, 10.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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20 February 1916

From Scapa Flow and at Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

2.0am: Course and speed as requisite. 2.7am: Barr Light abeam.

4.15am: Let go port anchor to 5 shackles in 11 fathoms.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded into No 7 Graving Dock in tow of tugs.

10.30am: Entered Dry Dock.

[Draught of water on Entering: Fore 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 3”]

11.0am: Fast in dock, drew fires.

2.15pm: Landed Liberty Men on Long Leave.

2.30pm: Discharged 4 ~~ [possibly patients] to hospital.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 258 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1244 tons]


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21 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

am: Hands employed lowering cables into dry dock.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 406 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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22 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

am: Overhauled Main Derrick purchases and blocks.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

am: Received 2 ratings from depôt.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Read Warrant No 77. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 414 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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24 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

am: Read Warrant No 76.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.


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25 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 800 lbs]


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26 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

9.0am: Received 3 ratings from hospital.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

10.0pm: First long leave party returned.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 628 lbs, Bread 750 lbs]


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27 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

am: Landed second party on Long Leave.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.


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28 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.


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29 February 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Cover of Log for March 1916, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.


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2 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 614 lbs, Bread 160 lbs]


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3 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Provisions received: Bread 300 lbs]


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[duplicate scan of page for 2 March 1916, as above]

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[duplicate scan of page for 3 March 1916, as above]


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4 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to 50% hands till 7am, Boys 9pm.

10.0pm: Second long leave party returned on board.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1000 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs, Bread 1500 lbs]


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5 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.42, Long -3.01 [rough estimate]

10.10am: Passed out of Graving Dock assisted by tugs, course and speed as requisite for swinging ship for deviation.

11.35am: Tug “Fighting Cock” [shown here as Mona] fouled “Donegal’s” port propeller [sic].

0.40pm: Came to with 8 shackles on port bower in 14 fathoms off Woodside Jetty.

6.15pm: Divers examined port propellor from tug “East Cock” [listed here].

[Number on sick list: 6]


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6 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

9.55am: Weighed and proceeded into No 7 Graving Dock assisted by tugs.

10.50am: Entered Dock.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to Red and White watched till 7am, Boys 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1592 lbs, Vegetables 2700 lbs, Bread 1800 lbs]


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7 March 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[In No 7 Graving Dock Liverpool]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to Blue and White watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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8 March 1916

From Liverpool to Scapa Flow

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

0.10pm: Passed out of Graving Dock assisted by tugs and proceeded down River Mersey, course and speed as requisite.

[Draught on leaving dock: Fore 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 3”]

1.52pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam, 1 cable, shaped course N47W, 111 revs. Commenced 2 point zig-zag.

2.20pm: Exercised “Action Stations”.

4.54pm: Chicken Rock Light House N10W.

6.50pm: Ceased Z-Z.

9.15pm: Altered course 32 points to avoid steamer. Full speed Astern. 9.17pm: Full speed ahead. 9.25pm: Resumed Course N12W, 111 revs.

9.37pm: Altered course 32 points to avoid HMS “Duke of Edinburgh”.

9.46pm: Shaped course N25W.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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9 March 1916

From Liverpool to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.46, Long -5.69

5.15am: Barra Head abeam.

6.0am: Commenced Z-Z (to port).

7.44am: Neist Point abeam 3 miles.

8.50am: Altered course N62E. Ceased Z-Z.

9.50am: Commenced Z-Z.

2.0pm: Exercised “Action Stations” and tested new gun mountings.

7.10pm: Ceased Z-Z.

[Distance run through the Water: 412.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Wrath 64 degrees, 23 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 688 tons]


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10 March 1916

From Liverpool to and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

1.20am: Passed through outer boom, course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

1.25am: Came to with 6 shackles on starboard bower in 17 fathoms.

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Draught on entering harbour: Fore 23’ 10”, Aft 25’ 0”]

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded to No F6 berth, course and speed as requisite. 6.30am: In position, came to with 6 shackles on starboard bower, 18 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N10W, Fara Church S53W, South House Cava N74W]

8.40am: Commenced coaling from SS “Needwood”.

5.0pm: Received 1 telegraphist from “Minotaur”, lent 1 GPO Telegraphist to “Hampshire”.

6.30pm: Discharged 4 cot cases to hospital ship “China”.

8.15pm: Finished coaling, received 1100 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 0”]

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 234 miles]

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1728 tons]


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11 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

7.15am: Store ship SS “Ghourko” [Gourko] fast alongside.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship. Lifebuoys tested and passed correct.

Noon: Cast off SS “Ghourko”.

0.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

pm: Received 2 sick berth stewards from “Minotaur” and “Hampshire”. Hands preparing ship for sea.

7.0pm: Banked fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 28]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2208 lbs, Vegetables 5010 lbs]


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12 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Divine Service. Discharged 1 Marine to hospital ship “China”.

5.0pm: Quarters.

7.30pm: Discharged 1 prisoner to “Superb”.

[Number on sick list: 38]


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13 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite into Flow and carried out 1 inch aiming rifle practice.

7.55am: Ran 1 torpedo.

9.52am: Came to with 6 shackles on starboard bower in F5 berth, 18 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N5E, Fara Church S50W, South House Cava N7W]

am: Captain D’Oyly RN, Sub-Lieutenants Jones and Harvey RNR and Midshipman Nicolle RNR sent to hospital ship “China”.

5.0pm: Read Warrants No 79, 82, 84, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98.

7.30pm: Read Warrants No 85 and 86.

[Number on sick list: 63]


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14 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.87, Long -3.10 [estimated]

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite out of Scapa in company with “Black Prince”.

0.18pm: Passed through outer gate, course as requisite for battle practice.

1.46pm: Carried out half charge 6 inch firing at towed target.

2.1pm: Finished practice and returned to base.

3.15pm: Passed through outer gate, course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

3.50pm: Came to with 6 shackles on port bower in F2 berth, 19 fathoms.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 90.

[Draught of water on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught of water on entering harbour: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 6”]

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E, abeam Cava N26W, Ward Point N63W]

[Distance run through the Water: 0.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 60]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1542 tons]


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15 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

7.3am: Commenced coaling from SS “Rebillio” [referenced here].

9.8am: Finished coaling. Received 185 tons.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 62. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 9”, Aft 26’ 6”]

[Distance run through the Water: 58.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 75]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1709 tons]


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16 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised 6 inch sight-setters at control drill. Training classes at instruction.

[Number on sick list: 70]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1185 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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17 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised Fire Stations. Exercised Divers. Training classes at instruction.

[Number on sick list: 59]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1585 lbs, Vegetables 3420 lbs]


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18 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Lifebuoys tested and passed correct. Hands painting ship. Discharged 3 ratings to hospital ship “China”.

0.30pm: Landed Funeral Party, attending funeral of PO Owens RNR.

[Entry on Casualty List for 15 March 1916 reads: Donegal, cruiser. OWEN, Richard A, Petty Officer 1c, 121776, illness]

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 100, 101, 102 and 105.

[Number on sick list: 38]


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19 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 32]


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20 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.93, Long -3.03 [estimated]

7.35am: Weighed and proceeded to North Shore. Course as requisite, speed 12 knots.

8.20am: Came to with 6 shackles on starboard Bower in No 2 Berth, 18.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Gaintnip [Gaitnip] RF Mast S79E, abeam Hobbiston [Hobbister] Cliff N49W, Ve Ness N77W]

am: Exercised Collision Stations. Exercised Group control. Firing .030 at moored target.

[At Single anchor No 2 Berth North Shore]

pm: Training classes at instruction. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers firing .303 at towed target.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 88.

[Distance run through the Water: 6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 30]


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21 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.93, Long -3.03

am: Ordinary Seaman training class at instruction. Exercised 6 inch Gunlayers with .303 at towed target. Discharged Chief Gunner Reiss-Smith RN to hospital ship “China”.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded into Flow, course and speed as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing at towed target.

5.30pm: Completed Firing. Swinging ship for deviation.

6.40pm: Came to with 6 shackles on starboard bower in No 2 berth, North Shore, Scapa, 17.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Gaitnip RF Mast S79E, abeam Hobbiston [Hobbister] Cliff N49W, Ve Ness N77W]

[Number on sick list: 32]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1550 tons]


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22 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14 [estimated]

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

7.33am: Came to with 6 shackles on starboard bower in F2 berth.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E, abeam Cava N26W, Ward Point N63W]

9.25am: Commenced coaling from SS “Syndic” [referenced here].

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 11”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 2”]

11.55am: Finished coaling. Received 220 tons.

2.0pm: Received 3 cases, 6 inch charges, and 30 practice 6 inch projectiles.

4.30pm: Sub-Lieutenant Harvey and Midshipman Nicolle RNR from hospital ship.

9.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 106, 107, 108 and 109.

[Number on sick list: 32]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1730 tons]


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23 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

6.30am: Discharged 4 offenders under escort to SS “Vienna”.

am: Hands painting ship and as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1159 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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24 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Exercised “Action Stations”.

11.0am: Captain Fountaine [presumably CA Fountaine] Royal Navy, joined ship.

pm: Training classes at instruction.

[Number on sick list: 21]


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25 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Hands painting ship and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 755 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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26 March 1916

From Scapa Flow, at Sea

Lat 58.20, Long -0.30

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 26’ 0”]

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded course as requisite out of Flow, 12 knots.

6.42am: Passed through outer gate, 105 revs.

7.30am: Skerries SW 1.5 miles, shaped course S74E, 111 revs. 7.40am: Commenced ZZ No 4.

11.4am: Ceased ZZ.

11.35am: Altered course S35E, took stations 2 miles SW of Minotaur.

Noon: Commenced ZZ.

1.20pm: Altered course S2E - 93 revs, to close Hampshire.

1.50pm: Ceased ZZ.

2.18pm: Sighted Hampshire S40W 2 miles.

2.40pm: Course and speed as requisite to take station 5 miles astern Hampshire.

3.10pm: In station, altered course S16E.

4.35pm: Altered course S45E - 75 revs. Formed single line ahead.

5.10pm: Shipped very heavy sea amidships, Mr Smith, Bosun and 9 ratings injured.

6.0pm: Altered course NNW - 63 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 115.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kinnaird Head 240 degrees, 62 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1414 tons]

[Squally south westerly wind force 4-5 to 6-7 in pm, with rough sea at 4pm; weather fine in am, overcast in pm; noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 45F]


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27 March 1916

From Scapa Flow, at Sea and Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[8.0am Position: Transit Pentland Firth]

8.15am: Altered course N83W and as requisite through Pentland Firth.

8.45am :Passed through outer gate at 12 knots, course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

9.13am: Came to with starboard bower in F2 berth, 19 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E, abeam Cava N26W, Ward Point N63W]

10.57am: Commenced coaling from SS “Kyleakin”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 8”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 2”]

1.30pm: Discharged 9 ratings to hospital. Received 1 PO and 3 RNR ratings from depôt. 1 RNR rating returned from hospital.

3.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 405 tons.

7.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 80, 81, 89, 92 and 104.

[Distance run through the Water: 273.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 39]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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28 March 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

am: Divisions, Prayers, Physical Drill.

11.51am: Let go port anchor veered to 2 shackles.

6.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1984 lbs, Vegetables 3500 lbs]


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29 March 1916

From Scapa Flow, at Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

6.40am: Weighed port anchor.

am: Exercised “Action and Abandon Ship Stations”.

11.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

Noon: Drew fires in picket boat.

0.25pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for turning, course as requisite, speed 12 knots, out of Scapa.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 1”]

1.3pm: Passed through outer gate - 93 revs, course as requisite.

1.37pm: Pentland Skerries S30E, 2 miles. Shaped course S72E.

2.5pm: Commenced ZZ - 99 revs. SS [HMS] “Royal Scot” and 2 TBDs [Torpedo Boat Destroyers] in Company.

5.0pm: Altered course North.

[Number on sick list: 19]


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30 March 1916

From Scapa, at Sea Patrolling

Lat 63.28, Long 1.30

5.0am: Commenced ZZ - 99 revs.

8.0am: Altered East.

am: Overhauled coaling gear, passed correct.

Noon: Altered course S18W.

1.25pm: Altered course 17 points to port to examine object resembling a floating mine.

1.56pm: Stopped. 2.0pm: Resumed Course S18W, 99 revs.

4.30pm: Altered course East.

5.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 83 and 91.

8.0pm: Altered course N45W.

[Distance run through the Water: 362.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]


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31 March 1916

From Scapa Flow, at Sea Patrolling

Lat 62.83, Long 1.35

4.50am: Altered course South - 99 revs. 5.5am: Commenced ZZ.

9.33am: Altered course SW. 9.48am: Altered course SSE.

10.0am: Altered course NE.

1.50pm: Turned 16 points to examine floating mine.

2.3pm: Altered course ENE. 2.17pm: Altered course SE.

6.0pm: Altered course SW.

8.0pm: Altered course NW, 75 revs. Ceased ZZ.

[Distance run through the Water: 342.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Cover of Log for April 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before - ADH Dibben - Lieutenant (N)]

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1 April 1916

Patrolling

Lat 62.43, Long 2.20

4.45am: Altered course SSE - 93 revs - Commenced ZZ.

7.38am: Altered course E by N.

8.23am: Course as requisite to ZZ whilst HMS “Royal Scot” examined Norwegian sailing vessel “Fritz Smith” [shown here under an earlier name].

9.10am: Shaped Course SSE.

11.5am: Altered course E by N.

3.0pm: Altered course S56W.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 103.

6.30pm: Turned 32 points to close “Royal Scot”.

8.0pm: Altered course NNW.

[Distance run through the Water: 329 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]


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2 April 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.87, Long -0.77 [probable approximation]

5.5am: Altered course S30W - 87 revs.

5.58am: Altered course N70W to examine sailing ship. 6.4am: Altered course N45W. 6.11am: Altered course S30W.

10.3am: 84 revs - Commenced ZZ.

1.40pm: Commenced ZZ - 90 revs.

7.30pm: Esha Ness Light S10E.

8.0pm: Ceased ZZ - 84 revs,

[Distance run through the Water: 329.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 183 degrees - 62 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 860 tons]


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3 April 1916

Patrolling and Scapa

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

3.40am: Observed Copinsay Light S86W.

4.25am: Commenced ZZ - 93 revs. Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

5.45am: Ceased ZZ. Course and speed as requisite through Penland [Pentland] Firth.

6.34am: Passed outer boom at 12 knots - course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

7.0am: Came to with starboard anchor in F2 berth in 19.75 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E, abeam Cava N26W, Ward Point N63W]

8.34am: Commenced coaling from SS “Adanton” [?]

am: Received 1 carpenter rating from Hampshire and 2 stoker ratings from hospital.

11.30am: Received 5 Midshipmen RNR from Barracks.

4.6pm: Finished coaling. Received 950 tons.

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 253.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1970 lbs, Vegetables 3750 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1740 tons]


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4 April 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and repairing Cava Obstruction.

2.0pm: Commenced provisioning ship from SS “Staveley”.

3.45pm: Finished provisioning ship.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing at towed target.

6.30pm: Finished firing. 6.40pm: Dropped target for night firing - course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

7.19pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 17.5 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Howe Quoy [Howequoy] Head S56E, Gaitnip Triangulation Point [symbol] N43E, East Eyre [East Ayre] Point S5E.

8.25pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for carrying out night firing with sub-calibre.

10.15pm: Completed Practice.

11.0pm: Stopped - In targets.

11.18pm: Proceeded as requisite to anchorage.

11.35pm: Came to with anchor in Smoogrow [Smoogro] Bay in 18 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Toy Ness Jetty N31W, Smoogrow [sic] House N10E, Ve Ness N38W]

[Number on sick list: 22]


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5 April 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.10 [estimated]

am: Groups at Divisional Drill, firing .303 at towed target.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to anchor in F2 berth. 5.0pm: Came to with starboard anchor in F2 berth, 19.75 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N38W, abeam Cava N26W, Ward Point N63W]

7.30pm: Discharged 3 Acting Sub-Lieutenants RNR to Barracks.

[Number on sick list: 19]


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6 April 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.92, Long -3.10

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite to Smoogrow [sic] Bay.

11.35am: Came to with starboard anchor in 18.5 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Toy Ness Jetty N31W, Smoogrow House N10E, Ve Ness N58E]

pm: Training classes at instruction. Exercised .303 firing at towed target.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

4.45pm: Came to with port anchor in F2 berth in 19 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N38E, abeam Cava N26W, Ward Point N63W]

[Number on sick list: 20]


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7 April 1916

At Scapa and at Sea

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14 [estimated]

am: Exercised “Turrets’” crews at loading drill. Exercised Action Stations.

11.0am: Discharged Surgeon Drummond RN to hospital. Received Surgeon Thomas RN and 10 ratings from depôt.

0.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite, speed 8 knots out of Scapa.

0.55pm: Passed through outer boom at 12 knots. 1.0pm: Course as requisite - 87 revs.

1.7pm: Observed suspicious object ahead [?, writing indistinct] - Full speed. 1.13pm: Speed as requisite.

1.45pm: Shaped course N62W - Commenced ZZ - 99 revs, with 2 TBDs and HMS Duke of Albany in company.

3.30pm: Altered course N30E.

7.53m: Foula Island abeam 7 miles.

8.0pm: TBDs parted company.

10.20pm: Ceased ZZ - 93 revs.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1487 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]


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8 April 1916

Patrolling

Lat 62.78, Long -0.62

4.0am: 99 revs - Commenced ZZ.

8.0am: Altered course South.

9.30am: Altered course North. 10.0am: Altered course South.

10.35am: Dropped target, carried out 1 inch Aiming rifle practice, course as requisite.

11.10am: Course South.

3.30pm: Altered course N79E.

[Distance run through the Water: 363.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]


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9 April 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.47, Long 3.05

1.15am: Altered course S20E.

4.0am: Commenced ZZ.

11.0am: Altered course N56E - 99 revs.

Noon: Altered course S8W.

3.30pm: Altered course N15E. Ceased ZZ.

6.30pm: Altered course S30W.

9.30pm: Altered course N15E.

[Distance run through the Water: 294.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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10 April 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.50, Long 2.72

3.0am: Altered course S30W.

7.30am: Altered course N15E.

9.23am: Observed HMS “Duke of Albany” firing, course as requisite to close.

9.53am: Resumed course N15E. Duke of Albany sank 2 mines Lat 60 58 N, Long 2 44 E.

Noon: Altered course South.

3.30pm: Altered course N2E.

6.30pm: Altered course S15W - 81 revs.

8.0pm: 75 revs. Ceased Z-Z.

10.0pm: Altered course North.

10.50pm: Course and speed as requisite to close SS “Snestad”.

[Distance run through the Water: 336.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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11 April 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.18, Long 2.49

0.30am: Resumed Course North - 75 revs.

3.0am: Altered course S15W.

4.19am: Commenced Z-Z - 81 revs.

8.30am: Altered course North.

Noon: Altered course S55W.

8.30pm: 75 revs, ceased Z-Z.

10.45pm: Altered course South to close a steamer.

11.23pm: Stopped - Engines as requisite. SS “Starfos” [possibly Sarpfos] Examined by Duke of Albany. Bound for Stornoway and Preston, allowed to proceed.

[Distance run through the Water: 335.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 227 degrees - 221 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 728 tons]


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12 April 1916

At Sea and Scapa

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

4.20am: Commenced Z-Z - 82 revs.

6.0am: Course and speed as requisite through Pentland Firth.

6.35am: Passed through outer gate at 12 knots.

7.5am: Came to with port anchor in 19 fathoms in F2 berth veered 6 shackles. Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N31W, abeam Cava N10E, Ward Point N58E]

8.55am: Commenced coaling from SS “Boukadra” [listed here].

am: Received 3 ratings RMLI from depot.

4.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 1040 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 0”, Aft 24’ 10”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

8.0pm: Discharged 1 stoker rating to depot. Discharged Engineer Lieutenant Commander Hodgson RN to barracks.

[Distance run through the Water: 262.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1499 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1700 tons]


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13 April 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.93, Long -3.02 [estimated]

11.17am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite to North Shore.

11.58am: Came to with port anchor in 19.5 fathoms. Veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Scapa Distillery N30E, Gaitnip Farm N84E, Gaitnip Triangulation Point [symbol] S79E]

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 114 and 115.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4 to 5 from noon; weather fine until evening, when rain. Noon temperature 42F]


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14 April 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.93, Long -3.02

[At Single anchor North Shore Scapa]

am: Commenced receiving stores from SS “Volhynia”. Exercised Gunlayers at moored target with .303.

pm: Exercised Gunlayers with .303.

2.5pm: Finished receiving stores.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1613 tons]


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15 April 1916

From Scapa Flow to Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: In transit Pentland Firth]

6.0am: Weighed. 6.5am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite out of Scapa astern of “Minotaur”.

6.45am: Passed through outer gate - 120 revs.

7.0am: Shaped Course S20W.

9.0am: Passed 4th BF [Battle Fleet] and 2nd CS [Cruiser Squadron].

10.42am: Rounded Whistle Buoy - course as requisite. 10.54am: 75 revs, Passed through outer gate.

11.6am: Let go starboard anchor, veered 11.5 shackles. 11.10am: Let go port anchor and moored in No 5 berth, 19.5 fathoms. On Swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: No 2 Beacon N1W, No 1 Beacon N53E, Cromarty Lighthouse S61E]

1.0pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Hebburn”.

pm: Received 1 RNR rating from depot.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 10”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

2.50pm: Finished coaling, received 200 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 89.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 899 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1718 tons]


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16 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Divisions .Landed Non-Conformist Church party. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

1.0pm: Special leave to 12% Red Watch and 25% to Chief and 1st POs.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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17 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Marines’ route marching party.

am: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital.

1.0pm: Special leave to 12% White Watch, 25% Chief and 1st class POs.

3.30pm: Received 1 stoker rating from depôt.

5.0pm: Received 1 rating from HMS “Hampshire”. Read Warrant No 116. 1 Chief telegraphist returned to ship from “Hampshire”.

10.0pm: Received Mr Hayden Chief Artificer Engineer RN and 11 ratings from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1683 lbs, Vegetables 3972 lbs]


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18 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Action” Stations, Collision and Fire Stations. Exercised “x” and “y” groups at loading drill.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Ship’s Company till 6pm. Received 4 ratings from depôt.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.30pm: Received 2 stoker ratings from depôt.

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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19 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “x” and “y” groups at loading drill. Exercised Fore Turrets’ crew at divisional drill. Training classes at instruction.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% Ship’s Company till 6pm.

5.0pm: Received 1 rating from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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20 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

0.30pm: Leave to 12% ship’s Company till 6pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 117.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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21 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Divisions. Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS. Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Party.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company till 6pm.

5.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 118 - 119 - 120 -121.

6.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

8.40pm: Unmoored and Weighed port anchor - shortened in to 2 shackles.

[Draught on leaving port: Fore 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 8”]

10.0pm: Weighed and proceeded at 10 knots, course as requisite out of harbour. 10.6pm: Passed outer gate - 102 revs.

10.25pm: Whistle buoy abeam, shaped Course N87E.

11.27pm: Altered course S73E.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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22 April 1916

Cruising

Lat 57.28, Long 3.18

1.40am: Kinnaird Head S44E.

4.10am: Commenced ZZ No 1 - 112 revs.

8.0am: Ceased Z-Z.

10.0am: Exercised “Action Stations”.

11.12am: Course as requisite to take up station 3 miles SW by W from “Minotaur”.

1.0pm: Courses as requisite to take up station.

2.33pm: In station. Shaped course N79E - 81 revs.

3.35pm: Course as requisite, revs as requisite.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 122 and 123.

7.33pm: Shaped Course N11E.

9.10pm: Altered course S18E.

[Distance run through the Water: 247.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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23 April 1916

Cruising

Lat 57.71, Long 3.70

3.0am: Streamed Fog Buoy.

4.0am: Hands to Action Stations.

5.6am: Altered course N45W.

5.48am: Commenced ZZ - 69 revs.

7.50am: Spread to 1 mile SW of “Minotaur” - 111 revs. 8.15am: Took station astern of “Minotaur”. 8.30am: In station.

9.45am: Heard Firing apparently ahead.

10.45am: Ceased Z-Z.

0.10pm: Commenced Z-Z.

7.25pm: Altered course East - Ceased Z-Z.

11.42pm: Kinnaird Light N84W.

[Distance run through the Water: 341.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1093 tons]

[Foggy until 8am, then fine with south westerly wind force 4 for most of rest of day; noon temperature 45F]


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24 April 1916

To and At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

2.31am: Covesea Light N80W.

3.50am: Course and speed as requisite to take station astern of 1st BS.

4.40am: Inverted line from the rear, course and speed as requisite.

5.35am: Rounded Whistle Buoy.

5.45am: Passed through outer gate at 12 knots. 5.57am: Let go port anchor veered to 11 shackles. 6.1am: Let go starboard anchor and moored ship 6 shackles on each in No 5 berth in 19.5 fathoms. 6.45am: On Swivel.

[Anchor Bearing: No 2 Beacon N3W, No 1 Beacon N54E, Cromarty Light House S59E]

8.15am: Commenced coaling from SS “Westgarth”.

am: Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 3”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.55pm: Finished coaling, received 700 tons.

3.30pm: Received Mr Creswell, Chief Gunner RN from depôt.

4.0pm: 32 Dockyard labourers aboard.

8.30pm: Discharged Dockyard Hands to Invergordon.

8.45pm: Unmoored - Weighed starboard anchor, shortened to 3 shackles.

9.25pm: Weighed and proceeded at 12 knots course as requisite out of harbour.

10.2pm: Passed through outer gate - S58E - 111 revs.

10.40pm: Rounded Whistle Buoy, altered course S72E.

11.0pm: Altered course East. 11.17pm: Altered course S72E.

[Distance run through the Water: 275.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: 782 lbs, Vegetables 2236 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1673 tons]


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25 April 1916

Cruising

Lat 55.83, Long 0.52

7.13am: Took stations 2 miles East of Minotaur.

7.56am: Resumed station astern of Minotaur.

9.33am: Course as requisite speed 20 knots to take up station 2.5 miles on Starboard beam of Minotaur. 9.47am: In station. Course S1W, 107 revs.

1.31pm: Altered course S55E - Formed single line ahead - 123 revs.

4.35pm: Course and speed as requisite to exercise deployment.

6.30pm: 99 revs. Commenced Z-Z.

7.20pm: Ceased Z-Z.

7.40pm: Turned 16 points to port. 7.50pm: Turned 16 points to starboard.

11.40pm: Observed Kinnaird Light N41W.

[Distance run through the Water: 231.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1444 tons]


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26 April 1916

To and At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

5.30am: Inverted the line from the rear - 107 revs.

6.5am: 87 revs, course as requisite for entering harbour.

6.16am: Rounded Whistle buoy.

6.24am: Passed through outer gate. 6.33am: Let go port anchor veered 11 shackles. 6.36am: Let go starboard anchor and moored ship with 6 shackles on each in No 5 berth in 10 fathoms. 7.0am: on swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: No 1 Beacon N3W, No 2 Beacon N54E, Cromarty Light House S59E]

10.45am: Commenced coaling from SS “Westgarth”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 6”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.45pm: Finished coaling, received 345 tons.

2.30pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company till 6pm.

4.30pm: 33 Dockyard labourers working aboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 288.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 799 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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27 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Leave to boys till 11am.

am: Landed route-march party - White Watch. Discharged 2 ratings to hospital. Exercised Divers.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company till 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instruction.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 124.

9.0pm: Discharged dockyard labourers to Invergordon.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 428 lbs, Vegetables 300 lbs]


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28 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: 33 Dockyard workmen working aboard. Discharged 2 ratings to depôt.

0.30pm: Landed Funeral party.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company till 4pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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29 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Training classes for route march.

am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital. Hands employed overhauling Cromarty obstruction and as requisite. Life buoys tested - passed correct.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company till 4pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1287 lbs, Vegetables 3372 lbs]


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30 April 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Party. Divisions - Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company until 4pm.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to “Minotaur”, 1 to “Hampshire”.



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Cover of Log for May 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log.” Signed by Navigating Officer, as before, but now Lieutenant Commander (N)]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not completed]


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1 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Marines for route march.

am: Exercised “Work Main Derrick by hand”, hoisted picket boat. Discharged 1 rating to hospital. Received 1 rating from depôt.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s Company until 6pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 724 lbs, Vegetables 4572 lbs]


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2 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

6.30am: Read Warrant No 125.

8.30am: Landed Red Watch for route march.

1.0pm: Landed 12% ships company till 6pm.

7.30pm: Discharged 33 dockyard workmen to Invergordon.

8.30pm: Unmoored. Weighed Western anchor, shortened to 4 shackles. Drew fires in picket boat.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 9”]

11.27pm: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite out of Cromarty.

11.47pm: Whistle buoy abeam. Course S58E, 111 revs

11.57pm: Altered course N78E.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 799 + 410 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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3 May 1916

From Cromarty to Bergen

Lat 59.18, Long 1.77

2.30am: Observed Kinnaird Head Light S46E.

4.0am: Commenced Z-Z.

10.0am: Exercised “Action”.

5.9pm: Observed Marsten [Marstein] Light House N75E.

6.0pm: Marsten Light House abeam. 6.6am: Stopped - embarked pilot.

6.37pm: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

7.5pm: Let go port anchor veered 13 shackles. 7.11pm: Let go starboard anchor and moored ship with 6 shackles on each in Kallsövik [Kalsøyvik] Fiord in 33 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings:- Rock N72W, Beacon N1E, abeam Point N84E]

[Draught on entering harbour: Fore 24’ 9”, Aft 25’ 8”]

10.30pm: Picket boat patrolling around ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 226 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Marsten 59 degrees - 114 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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4 May 1916

From and at Kallsøvik, to Scapa Flow

Lat 60.12, Long 5.08 [estimated]

[Moored in Kallsovik Harbour]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill.

2.0pm: Unmoored and weighed western anchor, shortened to 4 shackles.

2.20pm: Embarked 15 members of Russian Duma.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

2.53pm: 132 revs. Course as requisite through “Langenuen” and “Selbiorns” [Selbjørnsfjorden] Fiords.

4.7pm: Slattero [Slåtterøy] Light House - South - 2.5 miles, shaped Course West - commenced ZZ (starboard).

8.0pm: Altered course S86W - 123 revs.

9.30pm: Ceased Z-Z.

[Distance run through the Water: 127 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1075 tons]


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5 May 1916

From Kallsövik, to and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12 [estimated]

3.0am: Commenced Z-Z - 124 revs.

4.0am: Sighted Copinsay Light N45W.

7.30am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Scapa.

7.53am: Passed through outer boom at 12 knots.

8.12am: Came to with port bower, veered 6 shackles in F6 berth in 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings:- Barrel of Butter N1E, Ward Point S52W, Fara Church N80W]

8.30am: Disembarked 15 members of Russian Duma.

am; Hands preparing ship for coaling.

9.52am: Coaling from SS Dalewood.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 24’ 2”, Aft 25’ 4”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

3.30pm: Finished coaling from SS “Dalewood”.

4.0pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Belga”.

6.50pm: Finished coaling, received 750 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 347 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh 1107 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1725 tons]


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6 May 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Read Warrants 128 - 129 - 130.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite out of Scapa.

8.22pm: Passed through outer boom - 111 revs.

8.53pm: Pentland Skerries SSW - 1 mile, Course East - Commenced Z-Z.

9.30pm: 93 revs - ceased Z-Z - altered course N80E.

Midnight: Altered course S18W.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1640 tons]


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7 May 1916

From Scapa Flow to Cromarty and Patrolling

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04 [estimated]

3.0am: 111 revs - commenced Z-Z.

3.35am: Observed Copinsay Light N40W.

5.0am: Course as requisite to join 7th CS.

5.40am: In station - 4 cables astern of Minotaur - Co SSW -111 revs.

9.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Cromarty. 9.15am: Inverted the line.

9.28am: Passed through outer boom. 9.35am: Let go starboard anchor veered 11 shackles. 9.38am: Let go port anchor and moored ship with 6 shackles on each in No 5 Berth in 9.5 fathoms. 10.0am: On Swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: No 1 Beacon N54E, No 2 Beacon N4W, Cromarty Light House S60E]

0.20pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Hasleywood” [probably Harlseywood].

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.50pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons.

8.30pm: Received 8 ratings from depôt.

[Distance run through the Water: 230.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1711 tons]


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8 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Prayers. Exercised “Action” and “Fire Stations”.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% of ship’s Company till 6pm. 2 ratings returned from hospital.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 131 - 132 - 133. Discharged 1 stoker rating to detention.

7.0pm: Received 2 stoker ratings and 1 Chief Stoker from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 922 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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9 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed White Watch for route march.

am: Hands overhauling Main Derrick blocks and as requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s Company until 6pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 134.

7.30pm: Received 1 ERA and 2 ratings from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Marines for field training.

am: Exercised “A” Group at loading drill.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s Company until 6pm.

7.30pm: Received Mr Begg Warrant Engineer RN and 4 ratings joined from depot.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Red Watch for route march.

11.0am: Discharged Mr Shale, Mate E RN and 2 ratings to depot.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company until 6pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 135 - 136.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 137, discharged 1 rating to detention.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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12 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed White Watch for route march.

am: Training classes at instructions.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company until 6pm.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1112 lbs, Vegetables 4410 lbs]


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13 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed training classes for route march, leave to boys until 11am.

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

0.30pm: Read Warrant No 138.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s company until 6pm.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 411 lbs]


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14 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[Moored in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

am: Divisions - Divine Service. Landed Presbyterian and Wesleyan Church Party. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% ship’s Company until 6pm.

8.0pm: Discharged 33 dockyard workers. Unmoored ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1557 tons]


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15 May 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.04

[At Single anchor in No 5 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Marines for field training.

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

1.12pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Moto”.

2.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 200 tons.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 828 lbs, Vegetables 2224 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1737 tons]


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16 May 1916

From Cromarty, to and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12 [estimated]

3.30am: Banked fires in steam pinnace.

4.15am: Weighed. 4.42am: Proceeded - 87 revs - Course as requisite.

4.55am: Passed through outer gate - 117 revs.

5.0am: Whistle Buoy abeam - course N62E.

5.49am: Altered course N56E. 5.50am: Commenced Z-Z - Lit fires in picket boat.

9.0am: Ceased Z-Z - 112 revs - altered course North.

9.40am: Course and speed as requisite . 9.45am: Passed through outer gate at 12 knots.

10.10am: Came to with port anchor in F5 berth, veered 6 shackles in 20 fathoms.

[Draught on entering harbour: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N5E, Fara Church S49W, Ward Point N78W]

1.30pm: Read Warrant No 139.

am: Training classes at instructions.

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 107.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Rain in am, cloudy in pm, light winds, noon temperature 50F]


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17 May 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F5 Berth Scapa]

am and pm: Hands painting ship.

11.0pm: Received 4 ratings from depot.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2016 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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18 May 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F5 Berth Scapa]

am: Training classes at instructions.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 140.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 May 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F5 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised “Action” - “Collision Stations”.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 141 - 142 - discharged 1 rating to detention.

11.0pm: Received 1 signal rating from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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20 May 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F5 Berth Scapa]

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

11.0pm: Mr McIvor, Mate (E) RN joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1210 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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21 May 1916

From and At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F5 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions - Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 7th CS.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 4”]

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded - course and speed as requisite out of Scapa.

9.9pm: Passed through outer gate - Full speed - Course as requisite through Pentland Firth.

9.40pm: Pentland Skerries SW 1.5 miles - Course N75E (standard).

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 May 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 60.88, Long 4.12

1.45am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

[Frequent changes of course from 10.0am to 3.15pm]

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 143 and 144.

[Distance run through the Water: 306.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Utvaer Light 48 degrees - 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1109 tons]


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23 May 1916

From Patrolling, to and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.12

6.0am: Course and speed as requisite through Pentland Firth.

6.47am: Passed through outer gate - 12 knots - course as requisite to anchorage.

7.17am: Came to with port anchor in F5 berth - veered 6 shackles in 20 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N6E, Ward Point S78W, Fara Church S49W]

8.30am: Received 5 ratings from depot.

8.55am: Commenced coaling from SS “Castle Eden”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 5”, Aft 25’ 0”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

2.30pm: Finished coaling - received 700 tons.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 145.

[Distance run through the Water: 324 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1726 tons]


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24 May 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 59.61, Long 0.38

4.15am: Weighed and proceeded course and speed as requisite out of Scapa.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

4.40am: Passed through outer gate - 87 revs.

5.22am: Pentland Skerries SE - 1.5 miles, Course N80E (standard) - 102 revs. 5.33am: 111 revs - Commenced Zig-Zag.

2.25pm: Course as requisite to examine SS “San Telmo” (Norwegian): Lat 58 55 N, Long 1 30 E - 99 revs.

3.10pm: Resumed Course N80E.

3.38pm: Course as requisite to examine SS “Estrella” (Norwegian): Lat 60 4 N, Long 1 31 E.

3.55pm: Hands to Action Stations.

5.8pm: Course N30E (standard).

10.0pm: Altered course N60E.

[Distance run through the Water: 132.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Statdlandet [Stadtlandet] 41 degrees - 207 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 May 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.53, Long 3.27

2.45am: Observed land bearing S75E.

5.20am: Altered course S20E.

6.20am: Course as requisite to examine SS “Raold Jarl” [Roald Jarl] (Norwegian): Lat 62 11 N, Long 5 9 E and SS “Bamse” (Norwegian): Lat 62 17 N, Long 5 3 E.

7.37am: Course S61W (standard).

Noon: Altered course N57W.

1.20pm: Altered course S80W. Overhauled coaling gear.

3.0pm: Altered course N10W.

8.0pm: Altered course S22E.

Midnight: Altered course S55W.

[Distance run through the Water: 392 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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26 May 1916

Patrolling

Lat 62.13, Long -0.27

[Entries in log only relate to frequent changes in course]

[Distance run through the Water: 383.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind mostly south easterly force 4, weather fine, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 48F]


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27 May 1916

Patrolling

Lat 63.68, Long -0.42

5.35am: Examined Norwegian Steamer “Onger” [?] - Course as requisite: Lat 62 42 N, Long 1 18 E.

[Apart from this the log mostly records multiple changes in course]

[Distance run through the Water: 363.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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28 May 1916

Patrolling

Lat 62.40, Long 0.63

9.40am: Course as requisite to examine SS “Glen Tanar” (British).

10.6pm: Commenced sounding.

11.5pm: Ceased Z-Zag - 99 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 385.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Muckle Flugga 204 degrees - 104 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 650 tons]


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29 May 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.34 [estimated]

1.5am: Commenced Z-Zag.

2.30am: Course and speed as requisite.

2.42am: Passed through boom.

3.0am: Came to with port anchor in 19 fathoms, veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings; Chimney N20W, Hultness N52W, White Stone S42W]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and Picket boat.

8.30am: Commenced coaling from SS “Paignton”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 23’ 8”, Aft 24’ 11”]

4.30pm: Finished coaling - received 1110 tons.

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 246.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1548 lbs, Vegetables 2016 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1708 tons]


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30 May 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.34

[At Single anchor Olna Firth]

6.0am: Commenced provisioning ship from HMS “Vienna”.

8.0am: Finished provisioning ship.

1.0pm: Leave to Blue Watch until 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 May 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.34

[At Single anchor Olna Firth]

am: Landed White Watch and Marines for route march. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Training classes at instructions.

1.0pm: Leave to Red Watch until 6pm.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Quarters. Coaling gear overhauled and repaired.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

9.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

9.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, [HMS] King Orry in company, course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

10.5pm: Passed through boom - 111 revs.

10.20pm: Commenced Z-Zag.

10.40pm: Course N22W.

11.40pm: Altered course N46E.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1850 lbs, Vegetables 6700 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Cover of Log for June 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 62.73, Long 1.08

11.20am: Altered course S67E.

5.0pm: Altered course S89W.

6.15pm: Altered course 32 points.

6.27pm: Course S87W.

9.50pm: Commenced Zig-zag.

11.58pm: Altered course North to intercept vessel.

[Distance run through the Water: ~26.5 miles][information off edge of page but part appears at edge of previous one]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.42, Long -2.63

0.11am: Altered course S65E.

1.52am: Altered course S79W- 111 revs.

7.55am: Ceased Z-Zag.

8.46am: Altered course S79W. Passed HMS “Hilary”.

7.23pm: Course as requisite. 7.37pm: Resumed Course S81E - 93 revs - Commenced Z-Zag.

10.0pm: Altered course South - Full speed to investigate steamer.

10.18pm: Altered course S45E - Action. 10.22pm: Altered course 32 points. 10.30pm: Altered course East - 99 revs - secured.

11.45pm: Ceased Z-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 358.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 61.40, Long -0.88

1.45am: Commenced Z-Zag.

6.40am: Altered course N70 E - Challenged HMS “Victorian”.

8.0am: Sighted steamer North.

8.24am: Altered course N40W - Ceased Z-Zag. 8.55am: Altered course N30E. Commenced Z-Zag.

0.50pm: Course as requisite to close [HMS] “King Orry” - Full speed.

[Distance run through the Water: 355.2 miles][partly from edge of previous page]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 180 degrees - 30 miles]


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4 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 64.70, Long 2.10

9.30am: Divisions - Divine Service.

[Distance run through the Water: 371.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 199 degrees - 241 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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5 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 63.62, Long 0.46

10.40am: Sighted smoke SE - altered course S67E.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite. 11.5am: “Action”.

11.13am: Boarded SS “Jarnbarden” [Lat] 63 42 N, [Long] 0 33 E.

11.48am: Course S36W - 99 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 381.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 192 degrees - 173 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 543 lbs]


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6 June 1916

To and at Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.35 [estimated]

1.15am: Observed Esha Ness Light.

1.55am: Course and speed as requisite entering Swarbacks Minn.

2.10am: Passed through boom.

2.50am: Came to with starboard anchor in 19 fathoms veered [offedge of page].

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Anchor Bearings: Chimney N20W, Weathersta [Wethersta] Ness N72W, White Stone S42W]

8.37am: Commenced coaling from SS “Dalewood”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 2”, Aft 25’ 0”]

10.30am: Captain Fountaine RN left ship. Captain D’Oyly RN resumed command.

6.10pm: Finished Coaling, received 1220 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

9.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 237.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1948 lbs, Vegetables 4532 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1720 tons]


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7 June 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.35

[At Single anchor Olna Firth]

1.0pm: Leave to White Watch until 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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8 June 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.35

[At Single anchor Olna Firth]

am: Exercised “Divers”. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Training classes at instructions. Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

1.0pm: Leave to Blue Watch.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

10.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

10.45pm: Passed through gate - 111 revs.

10.52pm: Course N38W - Commenced Zig-zag.

11.25pm: Altered course North.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 767 lbs]


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9 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 63.67, Long -3.85

11.0am: Exercised Conning Tower and Fore cross Passage steering positions.

[Distance run through the Water: 222.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 68.17, Long 0.62

11.42am: Course as requisite to close steamer.

0.2pm: Action Stations - Examined British Steamer “Stratha~~” [nameoff edge of page and there are numerous possibilities]. Course and speed as requisite.

1.7pm: Course N32E - 99 revs.

5.15pm: Sighted steamer NE - Course and speed as requisite to [offedge of page].

5.35pm: Examined British steamer “Lynfield”.

6.0pm: Course N32E - 99 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 384 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 67.42, Long 1.33

9.30am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

10.45am: Altered course South to close steamer.

0.50pm: Course and speed as requisite to board British SS “Ariadne Christine” [listed here].

2.30pm: Resumed Course - altered course West - 99 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 376 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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12 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 63.27, Long -3.77

10.15pm: Observed Esha Ness Light S22E.

11.40pm: Course and speed as requisite. 11.50pm: Passed through boom.

[Distance run through the Water: 384 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Esha Ness 160 degrees - 181 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 736 tons]


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13 June 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.34 [estimated]

0.5am: Came to with starboard anchor in 20.5 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Chimney N42E, Weathersta [sic] Ness N65W, White Stone S14E]

8.20am: Commenced coaling from SS “Cairn Nevis” [Cairnnevis listed here].

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 4”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 4”]

4.0pm: Finished coaling - received 1,000 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 204.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 430 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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14 June 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.34

[At Single anchor Olna Firth]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

1.0pm: Leave to Blue Watch until 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

9.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 703 lbs, Vegetables 2016 lbs]


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15 June 1916

At Swarbacks Minn

Lat 60.36, Long -1.34

[At Single anchor Olna Firth]

9.0am: Landed Marines for route march.

1.0pm: Leave to Red Watch until 6pm.

7.0pm: Discharged 1 Chief telegraphist to “Minotaur” and 4 ratings to depôt.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

9.50pm: Weighed and proceeded - course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

10.8pm: Passed through boom. 10.18pm: Course N30W. 10.25pm: Commenced Z-Zag.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1890 lbs, Vegetables 3412 lbs]


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16 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 63.71, Long -4.18

11.30am: Read Warrant No 148.

6.20pm: Altered course N35E.

10.0pm: Altered course S85E.

[Distance run through the Water: 237.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 67.92, Long 0.73

11.18am: Altered course S12W to close steamer. 11.27am: Course and speed as requisite to board French SS “St Thomas”.

0.18pm: Resumed Course N32E - 99 revs.

5.10pm: “Action”. 5.15pm: Boarded Russian SS “Sigrid”, course and speed as requisite.

5.54pm: Resumed Course East. 6.0pm: Altered course N82E.

Midnight: Altered course West.

[Distance run through the Water: 381.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 68.30, Long -0.80

2.0am: Altered course S32W.

6.0am: Altered course West.

10.0am: Altered course S32W. Performed Divine Service.

5.20pm: Ceased Zig-Zag - 93 revs. 6.0pm: Altered course West.

Midnight: Altered course S5W.

[Distance run through the Water: 378.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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19 June 1916

Patrolling

Lat 63.35, Long -3.20

6.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag - 99 revs.

0.20pm: Altered course S12W.

[Distance run through the Water: 371.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 727 tons]


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20 June 1916

Patrolling and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

2.40am: Destroyers “Maenad” and “Narwhal” in company.

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

5.26am: Ceased Z-Zag. 5.30am: Course and speed as requisite through Pentland Firth.

5.58am: Passed through outer boom.

6.20am: Came to with starboard anchor in E5 Berth in 19 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N3E, South House Cava N63W, Fara Church S55W]

8.25am: Commenced coaling from SS “Shakespeare”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 4”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

3.10pm: Finished coaling received 1,070 tons.

4.30pm: Received 1 officer’s steward from depôt.

8.30pm: Father Coker and Lieutenant Large RNR joined ship. Received 3 ratings from depot.

[Distance run through the Water: 314 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1627 lbs, Vegetables 2500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1710 tons]


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21 June 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

8.30pm: Lieutenant Clarke RNLR left ship.

10.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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22 June 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

5.0am: Discharged 3 ratings to depot.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 149. Discharged 1 stoker rating to detention.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 798 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]


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23 June 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

am and pm: Hands painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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24 June 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

am: Discharged 1 boy to HMS Victorious.

3.0pm: Surgeon Mandell RN discharged to hospital.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 June 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1591 tons]


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26 June 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor E5 Berth Scapa]

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 11”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

6.20am: Commenced coaling from SS “Throstle”.

7.20am: Finished coaling - received 130 tons.

10.0am: Received 4 ratings from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1150 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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27 June 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 58.70, Long -2.89 [rough estimate]

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

10.15am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 10.55am: Weighed and proceeded, Course and speed as requisite out of Scapa Flow.

11.19am: Passed through outer gate - 111 revs.

11.24am: Shaped Course S2E - destroyers “Mameluke” and “Mischief” [maybe, word unclear] in Company.

Noon: Altered course N66E (standard). Commenced Zig-zag.

1.20pm: Auskerry Light abeam 6 miles.

9.10pm: Destroyers parted company.

[Distance run through the Water: 17.3 miles]

[Noon position: In Pentland Firth]


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28 June 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 64.75, Long -4.87

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised Hand Steering Gear. Exercised “Action” and “Collision” Stations.

0.30pm: 75 revs - ceased Zig-zag.

3.30pm: 99 revs - Commenced Zig-zag.

4.25pm: 75 revs - ceased Zig-zag.

6.0pm: Altered course East.

9.22pm: 99 revs - Commenced Zig-zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 410 miles]


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29 June 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 68.58, Long 1.97

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 150.

Midnight: Altered course S10W - 75 revs. Ceased Zig-Zag - fog.

[Distance run through the Water: 352.2 miles]


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30 June 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 65.57, Long 0.02

[Log just records a few routine matters, together with changes of course about every 4 hours]

[Distance run through the Water: 372.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 185 degrees - 284 miles]

[Weather generally fine or overcast and fairly quiet; noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 47F]



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Cover of Log for July 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 July 1916

From Patrol to Scapa Flow

Lat 60.62, Long -2.59

[Position 8.0pm: In Pentland Firth]

6.0am: 87 revs - ceased Zig-zag - fog.

6.40am: 93 revs - Commenced Zig-zag.

2.5pm: Destroyers “Nonsuch” and “Opal” joined Company as submarine screen.

6.47pm: Copinsay Light abeam.

7.20pm: Ceased Z-Zag. 7.34pm: Altered course N72W - Pentland Skerries abeam.

7.50pm: Course and speed as requisite through Pentland Firth.

8.20pm: Passed through outer gate. 8.35pm: Came to with port anchor in E6 berth - veered 6 shackles - 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N10W, South House Cava N68W, Fara Church S58W]

[Distance run through the Water: 390 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Foula Island 153 degrees - 32 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 665 tons]


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2 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14 [estimated]

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

3.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

6.25am: Commenced coaling from SS “Dunraven”.

11.0am: Received 1 rating from depôt.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 3”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

1.45pm: Finished coaling, received 1060 tons.

7.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

10.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 152 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1187 lbs, Vegetables 2820 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1705 tons]


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3 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1231 lbs, Vegetables 1880 lbs]


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4 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

5.30am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

am: Exercised “Prepare to tow forward”, “Abandon ship and work main derrick by hand”.

pm: Training classes at instruction. Received 2 aerial gun mountings.


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5 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

6.0am: Action Stations - Weighed.

6.25am: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite and carried out half charge 6 inch firing in Flow.

6.49am: Completed firing - ran 2 RNTF [Royal Naval Torpedo Factory] torpedoes.

6.52am: Transferred from Fore cross passage to Fore Bridge steering positions.

7.34am: Proceeded to anchorage.

8.0am: Came to with starboard anchor in E6 berth. Veered 6 shackles - 19 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N10W, South House Cava N68W, Fara Church S58W]

10.30pm: Received 1 rating from depôt.


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6 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

am: Exercised Divers.

1.30pm: Landed Funeral Party [though there is no indication on the Casualty List that anyone from Donegal has died].

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 777 lbs, Vegetables 1920 lbs]


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7 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

5.30am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

am: Exercised “Action Stations” and “Fire Stations”.


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8 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor E6 Berth Scapa]

1.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

10.30pm: Received 1 PO (T) from depôt.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1528 lbs, Vegetables 3136 lbs]


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9 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10 [estimated]

am: Divisions - Fleet RCs [Roman Catholics] to “Minotaur” - Divine Service.

11.7am: Weighed and proceeded - course and speed as requisite to shift berth.

11.32am: Came to with starboard anchor in F6 berth, veered 6 shackles in 17 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N10W, South House Cava, N75W, Fara Church S52W]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1522 tons]


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10 July 1916

At Scapa Flow and Sea

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10

[At Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

6.15am: Commenced coaling from SS “Cydonia”.

7.55am: Finished coaling - received [blank] tons.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25; 6”, Aft 25’ 10”. Draught after coaling and leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 1”]

am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

11.30am: Drew fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded - course and speed as requisite out of Scapa - “Shannon” in company.

1.22pm: Passed through outer gate - 111 revs - Destroyers “Mameluke”, “Mischief”, “Menace”, “Nonsuch” formed submarine screen.

1.25pm: Shaped Course S3W.

2.0pm: Commenced Zig-zag.

4.5pm: “Shannon”, “Nonsuch”, “Mameluke” parted company.

10.15pm: Ceased Zig-zag.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 902 lbs, Vegetables 1800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1548 tons]


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11 July 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 63.48, Long -0.43

1.0am: Commenced Zig-zag.

6.20am: Destroyer “Menace” parted company.

0.40pm: Sighted “Shannon” and “Mameluke”.

2.35pm: Destroyer “Mischief” parted company.

8.43pm: Sighted destroyers - altered course East. 8.45pm: Altered course North - “Mameluke” took station ahead.

9.42pm: Ceased Zig-Zag - 99 revs - fog - “Mameluke” took station astern.

11.0pm: Commenced Zig-Zag - 105 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 409 miles]


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12 July 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 62.92, Long 0.15

3.30am: “Mameluke” took station ahead.

0.5pm: Ceased Zig-zag - 93 revs.

4.30pm: 75 revs - fog.

9.20pm: 81 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 405.2 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 or 4 all day, mist or fog from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 52F]


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13 July 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 61.83, Long 1.63

2.35am: 99 revs - fog - ceased Zig-Zag.

7.0am: 105 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

9.0am: Altered course N73E - “Mameluke” took station ahead.

0.15pm: Action stations, course and speed as requisite to examine Norwegian SS “Thelma” - Lat 61 41 N, Long 1 34 E.

0.40pm: Shaped Course S89W - 99 revs.

5.15pm: Ceased Zig-zag - 93 revs.

5.25pm: 99 revs - commenced Zig-Zag - “Mameluke” parted Company.

[Distance run through the Water: 357.8 miles]


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14 July 1916

From Scapa Flow, Patrolling

Lat 59.85, Long -0.77

2.30am: Altered course S71W - destroyer “Mameluke” joined Company. 2.45am: Turned 16 points to port. 2.52am: Turned 16 points to port.

3.40am: “Shannon” joined company.

3.10pm: “Mameluke” examined SS Consul Bratt (Swedish), Lat 59 0.5 N, Long 1 22 W.

5.50pm: Observed Shetland Sherries N85W.

6.25pm: Ceased Zig-zag.

7.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.22pm: Passed through outer gate.

7.43pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms in F6 berth - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter N10W, South House Cava N75W, Fara Church S52W]

9.30pm: Received 2 boys from depot.

[Distance run through the Water: 397.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 224 degrees - 95 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 634 tons]


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15 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.10 [estimated]

[At Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

4.40am: Commenced coaling from SS “Casella”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 0”, Aft 25’ 0”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

11.16am: Finished coaling - received 1090 tons.

[Distance run through the Water: 137 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1248 lbs, Vegetables 2460 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1669 tons]


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16 July 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.86, Long -3.14

[At Single anchor F6 Berth Scapa]

7.0am: Performed Mass for RCs.

9.0am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.


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17 July 1916

From Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.85, Long -3.04 [rough estimate]

am: Received 80 - 6' inch practice projectiles. Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

11.30am Weighed. Noon: Proceeded course and speed as requisite out of Scapa in Company with 2nd CS [Cruiser Squadron].

0.19pm: Passed through outer gate - 99 revs, Course S5W.

3.30pm: Cruisers spread on LS diagram - altered course N66E.

3.44pm: Turned 32 points 3.54pm: In station 3 miles - S65W from “Minotaur”.

4.30pm: Sighted 5th BS [Battle Squadron] ahead.

5.0pm: 107 revs - Commenced Zig-zag.


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18 July 1916

From Scapa Flow, at Sea

Lat 62.43, Long 0.58

8.45am: “Action” - Course and speed as requisite for “PZ” Exercise.

11.31am: Negative “PZ”. Exercised [sic] secured - Course N80E.

Noon: Course and speed as requisite to manoeuvre for position.

3.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for “PZ” Exercise.

3.45pm: “Action Stations”.

5.25pm: Negative “PZ” Exercise - course and speed as requisite to form single line ahead.

7.7pm: Course N22W - 111 revs to spread.

8.37pm: In station - Course S89W - 90 revs - Commenced Zig-zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 466 miles]


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19 July 1916

From Scapa Flow, at Sea

Lat 62.65, Long -1.02

3.7am: Altered course S35W - 111 revs - to form single line ahead.

7.0am: Course and speed as requisite for taking station astern of “Battle Fleet”.

8.0am: Formed single line ahead - course as requisite to take station 11 cables on starboard beam of Battle Fleet - 105 revs.

10.30am: Action Stations. 10.46am: As requisite for “PZ” Exercise.

11.23am: “Negative PZ” - course and speed as requisite to manoeuvre for position.

2.12pm: Course and speed as requisite for “PZ” Exercise.

2.56pm: Action Stations.

3.30pm: Negative “PZ” Exercise. 3.45pm: Shaped Course S11E - 84 revs.

4.0pm: Altered course S15E - 114 revs - spread on “LS” diagram.

6.0pm: Altered course S11E - 99 revs - commenced Zig-zag.

11.0pm: Ceased Zig-zag - 96 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 370.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 July 1916

At Sea and Cromarty

Lat 58.34, Long -2.92

3.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

5.0am: Altered course S71W - ceased Zig-Zag.

7.20am: Sighted 2nd and 3rd CS - took station astern of “Achilles” - S70W - 117 revs.

7.50am: Horse of Copinsay N62W.

8.12am: Altered course S80W. Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

8.40am: Fog lifted.

9.35am: Entered fog bank.

10.35am: Fog lifted.

10.50am: Course as requisite to take station astern of 1st BS.

3.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering Cromarty.

3.35pm: Rounded Whistle Buoy. 3.43pm: Passed through outer gate.

3.56pm: Let go starboard anchor - veered 11 shackles. 3.57pm: Let go port anchor veered 6 shackles.

4.25pm: Clocks on 1 hour.

4.30pm: Moored ship with 6 shackles on each in No 7 berth 8.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: No 1 Beacon N73E, No 2 Beacon N37E, No 3 Beacon N22W]

7.0pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Ladywood”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 3”]

11.10pm: Ceased coaling, owing to report of Zeppelins.

[Distance run through the Water: 384.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tarbet [Tarbat] Ness 224 degrees - 40 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 780 tons]


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21 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05 [estimated]

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

6.20am: Re-commenced coaling.

7.45am: Finished coaling received 900 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.0pm: Leave to 12% Red Watch until 6pm.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 152 - discharged 1 rating to detention.

6.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital. Surgeon White RN joined ship from depôt.

[Distance run through the Water: 55.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1194 lbs, Vegetables 2400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1659 tons]


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22 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

8.0am: Landed training for route march.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% White watch until 6pm.

pm: Hands Make and Mend clothes.


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23 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

7.30am: Celebrated Mass for RCs.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian church party.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service. Celebrated mass for RCs of 2nd CS.

1.0pm: Leave to 12% blue watch until 6pm.


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24 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

6.0am: Read Warrant No 155. Discharged 1 rating to detention and 1 rating to depôt.

8.0am: Landed Marines for field training - leave to boys until 11am.

1.0pm: Leave to to [sic] 12% Red Watch until 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

5.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 178 - 179.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 821 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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25 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

8.0am: Landed Red Watch for route march - leave to boys until 11am.

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% White Watch until 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.10pm: Read Warrant No 154. Received 1 rating from depôt.

8.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1050 lbs]


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26 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “Action” and “Fire Stations”. Training classes at instructions.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% blue watch until 6pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 159.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 813 lbs, Vegetables 250 lbs]


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27 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

8.0am: Landed Blue watch for route march.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Red Watch until 6pm.

3.0pm: Engineer Commander Lay RN Joined ship.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 160.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1547 tons]


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28 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

am: Ship’s company addressed by the Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of London.

11.30am: Hove in and veered mooring swivel.

2.5pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Sampan”.

3.55pm: Finished coaling - received 170 tons.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 785 lbs, Vegetables 3250 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1700 tons]


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29 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed training classes for route march.

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Blue Watch until 6pm.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 440 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs]


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30 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Red Watch until 6pm.

6.30pm: Received 1 stoker from depôt.


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31 July 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

8.0am: Engineer Commander Davis RN left ship.

am: Hands mustered for monthly payment. Exercised “Collision Stations”, “Out Stream and Kedge anchors”.

0.30pm: Advance leave party left ship, 50 petty officers and men, 2 Warrant Officers. Leave to 12% White Watch until 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 409 lbs, Vegetables 938 lbs]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[Cover of Log for August 1916, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 August 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

8.0am: Leave to boys until 11am.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Blue Watch until 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 343 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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2 August 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

8.30am: Landed Blue Watch for route march.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Red Watch until 6pm.

4.30pm: Received 1 rating from depôt.

[Number in sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 412 lbs, Vegetables 250 lbs]


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3 August 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

8.0am: Landed Red Watch for route march.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% White Watch until 6pm. Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace. Banked fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 340 lbs, Vegetables 1600 lbs]


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4 August 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

am: Exercised “Action” and “Fire” Stations. Discharged 1 telegraphist to HMS “Sokoto” [? - off edge of page]. Hove in and veered mooring swivel.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Blue Watch until 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 395 lbs, Vegetables 250 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1554 tons]


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5 August 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

5.55am: Commenced coaling from SS “Rouen” [listed here].

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

7.25am: Finished coaling - received 170 tons.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% Red Watch until 6pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 677 lbs, Vegetables 3220 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1701 tons]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 70F]


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6 August 1916

At Cromarty

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Party. Divisions - Performed Divine Service. Celebrated Mass for RCs of 2nd CS on “Shannon”.

0.30pm: Leave to 12% White Watch until 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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7 August 1916

At Cromarty and Patrolling

Lat 57.69, Long -4.05

[Moored in No 7 Berth Cromarty]

10.0am: Received 2 ratings from hospital and discharged 1 rating to ditto.

1.0pm: Unmoored - weighed starboard anchor, shortened to 3 shackles on port anchor. Drew fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded - course and speed as requisite out of Cromarty.

2.23pm: Passed through outer boom. 2.32pm: Rounded Whistle buoy - shaped course N71E - 111 revs. TBDs “Mindful” and “Noble” in Company.

3.30pm: Commenced Zig-zag.

4.0pm: “Marmion” and “Manners” relieved “Mindful” and “Noble”.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

9.20pm: Ceased Zig-Zag - 105 revs.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs]


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8 August 1916

From Cromarty, Patrolling

Lat 65.01, Long -1.35

1.54am: Out Skerries light N64W - 17.5 miles.

3.20am: 111 revs - commenced Z-Zag.

11.40am: Ceased Z-Zag - 99 revs.

0.48pm: 81 revs - Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0pm: Ceased Zig-Zag - 99 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 396.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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9 August 1916

From Cromarty, Patrolling

Lat 68.02, Long 1.13

1.20am: 105 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

3.25am: 99 revs - ceased Zig-Zag.

5.0am: 105 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

6.45am: Action Stations - course as requisite to examine Russian SS “Graf Schuwallo” [Graf Schuwalow listed here]. 7.5am: Resumed Course N18E.

10.15am: Course as requisite for carrying out practice firing with 12 pounder at periscope target.

11.30am: Read Warrant No 161.

Noon: Shaped Course N54E.

6.0pm: Altered course S30W.

11.0pm: 99 revs - ceased Zig-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 401.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 August 1916

From Cromarty, Patrolling

Lat 65.33, Long -1.90

1.0am: 105 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

9.36am: Course as requisite to examine British SS “Thistleard” [probably- name off edge of page] - Action Stations.

10.15am: Course S52W (Standard).

4.25pm: 99 revs - ceased Zig-Zag.

6.0pm: Altered course West - 105 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0pm: 99 revs - ceased Zig-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 406 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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11 August 1916

From Cromarty, Patrolling

Lat 59.76, Long -0.02

2.40am: 105 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

10.42am: 87 revs - ceased Zig-Zag - fog.

2.0pm: 111 revs - commenced Zig-Zag.

4.20pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

6.12pm: Heard Copinsay Fog Siren - 63 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 398.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 235 degrees - 108 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 518 tons]


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12 August 1916

To and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12 [estimated]

2.0am: Turned 16 points to starboard - Course S72E.

8.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

9.30am: Altered course South on sighting land.

9.39am: Course as requisite through Pentland Firth.

10.32am: Passed the outer gate.

10.56am: Came to with port anchor in F2 berth - veered 6 shackles in 19.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Ward Point N63E, Barrel of Butter N39E, Fara Church S34W]

1.0pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Fullerton”. Advance leave party returned on board - Received 4 ratings from depôt.

10.15pm: Finished coaling, received 1,230 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 0”, Aft 24’ 6”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

11.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 281.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1601 lbs, Vegetables 4480 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1691 tons]


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13 August 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 August 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

am: Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 717 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs]


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15 August 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.85, Long -3.12

[At Single anchor F2 Berth Scapa]

1.0pm: Discharged 6 telegraphist ratings and received 1 from depôt.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 163.

7.0pm: Discharged 3 telegraphist ratings and received 2.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 August 1916

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.87, Long -3.05 [estimated]

3.0am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of Scapa.

3.30am: Stopped - fog 4-5. 3.36am: Let go port anchor - veered 6 shackles - in 19.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butler N27W, Whistle Buoy N20E, Red Rounding Buoy S21E]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill.

1.0pm: Shortened to 4 shackles.

6.0pm: Veered to 6 shackles.


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17 August 1916

From Scapa Flow to Loch Ewe

Lat 58.79, Long -3.08 [rough estimate]

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”]

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and Speed as requisite out of Scapa.

11.38am: Passed through outer gate - 117 revs.

11.48am: Shaped Course S78W - Destroyers “Nizam” and “Mons” in Company.

0.17pm: Altered course N82W (standard).

4.0pm: Altered course S31W (standard) - Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.0pm: Altered course S6W (Standard) - ceased Zig-Zag.

6.36pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering Loch Ewe.

6.43pm: Passed through obstruction. 6.50pm: Came to with port anchor in 16 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Draught on Entering: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7”]

[Anchor Bearings: Telegraph Post N36W, Gualann More [Mhor] S87E, Sgeir a' Bhaiy [possibly Sgeir a’ Bhuic] N3W]

[Distance run through the Water: 8.9 miles]


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18 August 1916

From Loch Ewe to Liverpool

Lat 57.13, Long -6.50

[Position 8pm: Off Mull of Cantyre]

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7”]

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of Loch Ewe.

7.4am: Passed through gate - 93 revs.

7.25am: Shaped Course N66W - 117 revs - Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.20am: Ceased Zig-Zag. 8.45am: Altered course S66W.

9.22am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.20am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

am: Lieutenant Earnest Harold Large RNR, is cautioned for making a grossly disrespectful remark, when OOW [Officer of the Watch] to the Captain on the upper Bridge. [Signed] EH Large.

11.5am: Commenced Zig-Zag. 11.50am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

Noon: Courses as requisite through Canna Sound and the Sound of Mull. 0.20pm: Canna Island Light House abeam.

3.3pm: Shaped Course S50W (standard).

4.45pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

5.31pm: Altered course S20W (standard) - ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 232.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Canna Light House 170 degrees - 4 miles]


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19 August 1916

From Loch Ewe to and at Liverpool

Lat 53.41, Long -3.00 [estimated]

3.0am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

5.22am: Barr [Bar] Light Vessel abeam. Course and speed as requisite for proceeding up river.

6.10am: Rock Light Abeam.

6.30am: Came to with starboard anchor in 15.5 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

8.0am: First long leave party - left ship.

[Anchor Bearings: Off Princes Landing Stage]

9.30am: Discharged 6 inch, Common and HE projectiles to shore.

2.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite to Dry Dock.

[Draught on entering dry dock: Fore 24’ 9”, Aft 25’ 1”]

2.35pm: Entered No 7 Graving Dock - assisted by tugs.

2.52pm: Fast in Graving Dock - ship in dockyard hands.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to Blue Watch.

[Distance run through the Water: 330 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 513 lbs]


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20 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

pm: Hands employed lower anchors and cable into dock.

5.30pm: Irish long leave party left ship. Usual leave until 7am.

[Weather fine, noon temperature 62F]


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21 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

5.30pm: Usual Leave to Watch till 7.30am. Received 1 MAA [Masterat Arms] from depôt.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 372 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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22 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

5.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.


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23 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

8.30am: Second Long Leave party left ship - ship in charge of Advance leave party.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 100 lbs]


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24 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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25 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 100 lbs]


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26 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 238 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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27 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

7.30am: First Long Leave party returned.

5.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am. Lieutenant Wood RNR joined ship.


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28 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

am: Lieutenant Large RNR discharged to depôt.

6.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 490 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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29 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

pm: Hands employed overhauling Main Derrick and taking in stores.

6.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 300 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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30 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

0.15pm: Fire in port foremost bunker - Hands to Fire Stations.

0.35pm: Fire Extinguished.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

6.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 462 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs, Bread 500 lbs]


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31 August 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

7.30am: Second long leave party returned on board.

am: 2 ratings discharged to hospital and 1 to depôt. Hands employed stowing cables and as requisite.

1.25pm: Accidentally killed by falling into the dock from the Upper Deck, John McMann, Stoker ON359925.

[Entry on Casualty List reads: Donegal, cruiser. MCMANN, John, Stoker 1c, 359925 (Po), illness]

6.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 800 lbs, Bread 300 lbs]


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Cover of Log for September 1916, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

6.30pm: Usual leave to watch till 7.30am.

7.30pm: Commenced taking in stores.

10.0pm: Accidentally killed by falling into a dock Albert Gill - Stoker - ON288509.

10.30pm: Body of deceased stoker Gill removed to mortuary.

[Entry on Casualty List reads: Donegal, cruiser. GILL, Albert, Stoker 1c, 288509 (Po), illness]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 294 lbs, Vegetables 700 lbs]


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2 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Fast in No 7 Graving Dock]

0.45am: Finished taking in stores.

8.30am: Discharged 82 ratings to depôt.

10.30am: Held Court of Inquiry into circumstances attending the death of Stoker McMann and Albert Gill Stoker.

[Draught of water leaving dock: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 3”]

1.30pm: Undocked ship - shifted berth in tow of tugs.

2.15pm: Secured to Cunard Buoy.

7.0pm: Received 94 ratings from depot.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 843 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs, Bread 1300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 977 tons]


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3 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

8.20am: Commenced coaling from collier No 69.

2.45pm: Finished coaling - received 700 tons.

5.0pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1662 tons]


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4 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

am: Hands ammunitioning ship.

1.0pm: Funeral party landed to attend funeral of late McMann Stoker.

pm: Held Court of Inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Albert Gill Stoker.

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 165 - 166 - 167 - 168. Received 4 ratings for King Alfred.

5.30pm: Usual leave till 7.30am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs, Bread 1200 lbs]


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5 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

am: Hands ammunitioning ship.

3.0pm: Received 6 ratings - Stoker from depot.

5.30pm: Leave to watch till 7.30am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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6 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

am: Discharged 1 Corporal (RMLI) to depôt. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Hands employed taking in stores.

6.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7.30am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 495 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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7 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

3.0pm: Leave to 2 watches till 7.30am.

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 169 - 170. Read Warrants Nos 171, 172 - Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1114 lbs, Vegetables 4480 lbs]


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8 September 1916

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Action and Fire Stations”.

1.0pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to detention.

3.30pm: Leave to 2 watches till 7.30am.

5.0pm: 1 deserter returned to ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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9 September 1916

From and at Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.00

[Secured to Cunard Buoy]

am: Discharged 3 ratings to detention. Hands ammunitioning ship and as requisite.

3.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 173 - 174 - 175 - 176 - 177.

4.25pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for adjusting Compasses assisted by tugs.

5.10pm: Completed adjusting compasses - proceeded Course and speed as requisite out of harbour - “Cameleon” and “Alarm” in Company.

5.30pm: Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

5.55pm: Stopped - discharged pilot.

6.18pm: Bar Light Vessel abeam - shaped Course N70W - 15 knots.

6.25pm: Commenced Zig-Zag. 6.30pm: Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

7.23pm: Great Ormes Head Light Abeam - ceased Zig-Zag.

9.30pm: Altered course S80W.

10.30pm: Altered course S38W.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 416 lbs]


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10 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 50.47, Long -7.85

3.17am: Tuskar Light Abeam.

4.33am: Altered course S55W - Smalls Light abeam - Commenced Zig-Zag.

7.0pm: Destroyers “Cameleon” and “Alarm” parted Company.

[Distance run through the Water: 301 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 203 degrees - 2190 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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11 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 45.43, Long -12.57

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Action and Collision Stations”.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes. Read Warrants Nos 178 - 179 - 180 - 181.

7.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 362 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 40.38, Long -15.36

3.0am: Exercised sea-boat’s crew.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 181. 4.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 202 degrees - 332 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon air and sea temperature 68F]


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13 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 35.15, Long -17.83 [mean of 8am and 8pm positions as no position given for noon]

1.0am: Exercised sea-boats’ crew and lowerers.

[Course and Distance made good: 202 degrees - 322 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 198 degrees - 1174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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14 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 30.90, Long -19.80

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 182 - 183.

4.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 200 degrees - 308 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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15 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 25.53, Long -21.78

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Action Stations”.

4.0pm: Quarters. Course and speed as requisite - Swinging ship for adjustment of Compasses.

5.0pm: Shaped Course S37W - 78 revs.

5.15pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 200 degrees - 321 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 198 degrees - 544 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 September 1916

From Liverpool to St Vincent

Lat 20.78, Long -23.58

9.0pm: Exercised Searchlights’ crews.

[Course and Distance made good: 199 degrees - 297 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 200 degrees - 247 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 September 1916

From Liverpool to and at St Vincent [modern-day São Vicente, Cape Verde]

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01 [estimated]

7.20am: Sighted land ahead.

9.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

10.40am: Course and speed as requisite into Porto Grande, St Vincent.

11.19am: Came to with port anchor in 12.5 fathoms - veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Lazaretto S51W, Fort Flag Staff S71E, Passaro Light House N6E]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 3”]

5.0pm: Shortened in. 5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to shift berth.

5.55pm: Came to with port anchor in 9.75 fathoms - veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Lazaretto S59W, Fort Flag Staff S83E, Passaro Light N2E]

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 256 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 496 tons]


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18 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

5.55am: Commenced coaling from SS “Djerissa”.

5.15pm: Finished coaling from SS “Djerissa”.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1520 tons]


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19 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

5.50am: Commenced coaling from SS “Portsea” [listed on page 469 here].

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 3”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 0”]

7.20am: Finished coaling - total received 1272 tons.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 185 - 186.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1704 tons]


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20 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Hands painting ship.

3.0pm: Leave to Chief and first class POs till 5.45pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1120 lbs]


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21 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Hands employed painting ship.

3.0pm: Leave to Chief and first class POs till 5.45pm.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 187.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 398 lbs, Vegetables 1120 lbs]


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22 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Action Stations”.

1.0pm: Reads [sic] Warrants Nos 188 - 189 - 190 - 191 - 192. Discharged 5 ratings for detention and 2 ratings for hospital to [HMS] “Sutlej” for Gibraltar. Transferred 5 ratings to [HMS] “King Alfred”.

3.0pm: Leave to Chief and second class POs till 5.45pm. Read Warrant No 193.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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23 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

3.0pm: Leave to Chief and POs till 5.45pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 832 lbs, Vegetables 600 lbs]


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24 September 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.88, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

9.0am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

3.0pm: Leave to 5% Watch till 5.45pm.

5.0pm: Quarters.

6.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat, lit fires in steam pinnace.

10.30pm: Banked fires in steam pinnace.


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25 September 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 17.21, Long -25.58 [rough estimate as no noon position in log]

6.0am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

7.25am: Shaped Course S83W - 75 revs.

8.40am: Altered course N52W.

9.20am: Altered course N7W. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Exercise.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 194.

[Distance run through the Water: 58.9 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]


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26 September 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 19.48, Long -26.00

6.0am: Altered course S50E - 75 revs.

10.30am: Altered course East.

11.13am: Altered course S50E.

Noon: Altered course S30E.

[Distance run through the Water: 234.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sal Island 132 degrees - 237 miles]

[Weather fine then cloudy, wind north easterly force 4 until 4pm then force 5 to 5-6; noon air and sea temperature 77F]


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27 September 1916

From St Vincent to Sal Island and Patrolling

Lat 17.00, Long -23.18

1.55am: Altered course S8E to avoid steamer. 2.20am: Resumed course S30E.

10.45am: Altered course S10E.

0.20pm: Observed NW Hill.

1.0pm: Altered course South. 1.40pm: Course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

2.10pm: Came to with port anchor in 15 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Bird Island N31W, Goat Hill N54E, Red Hill S69E]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 0”]

[Distance run through the Water: 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lion’s Head 150 degrees - 22 miles]


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28 September 1916

At Sal Island

Lat 16.68, Long -22.96 [rough estimate]

[At Single anchor Mordeira Bay [Baia da Murdeira]]

am: Exercised Gunlayers with .303 at towed target.

1.0pm: Carried out practice runs with 1 RNSF [?] Header torpedo No 203 and 1 Frame cold No 284.

5.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

9.0pm: Exercised Red Watch at night defence stations - burned searchlights.

[Distance run through the Water: 24.5 miles]


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29 September 1916

At Sal Island

Lat 16.68, Long -22.96 [rough estimate]

6.10am: Weighed. 6.25am: Proceeded 51 revs - Course West.

7.0am: Stopped. 7.25am: Dropped target and proceeded as requisite. 7.30am: Exercised “Action Stations” - carried out practice runs with 3 pounder sub-calibre.

8.10am: Secured - Proceeded with OOG [Officer of the Guard] firing.

9.10am: Completed practice - hoisted target - returned to anchorage - course and speed as requisite.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 5”, Aft 25’ 0”. Draught on Entering harbour: Fore 25’ 5”, Aft 25’ 0”]

10.23am: Came to with starboard anchor in 12.5 fathoms - veered 7 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Bird Island N41W, Goat Hill N59E, Red Hill S63E]

[At Single anchor Mordeira Bay]

3.30pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 195 and 196.

[Distance run through the Water: 32 miles]


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30 September 1916

From and at Sal Island

Lat 16.68, Long -22.96

[At Single anchor Mordeira Bay]

5.0am: Exercised "ST" [Seaman Torpedomen] with depth charges.

am: Exercised “GLs” [Gunlayers] - trainers - and sight-setters with .303 at towed target.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

4.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, Course and speed as requisite.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 0”]

5.35pm: Shaped Course N5W.

6.30pm: Altered course N49E - 51 revs.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Cover of log for October 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log.” Signed by Navigating Officer, as before.

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 October 1916

Patrolling

Lat 19.27, Long -21.67

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

[Distance run through the Water: 183 miles]


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2 October 1916

Patrolling

Lat 21.54, Long -21.03

8.0am: Altered course West - 75 revs.

9.0am: Read Warrant No 197.

[Distance run through the Water: 232.8 miles]


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3 October 1916

Patrolling

Lat 21.71, Long -24.23

6.0am: Altered course North - 63 revs.

4.15pm: Altered course West.

[Distance run through the Water: 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 October 1916

Patrolling

Lat 20.47, Long -26.07

2.0am: Altered course S13W.

7.55am: Stopped - dropped target. 8.2am: Proceeded - Course and Speed as requisite for carrying out practice firing 6 inch guns - full charges.

9.32am: Completed practice -hoisted target. 9.42am: Proceeded - Shaped Course South - 75 revs.

10.15am: S25E.

[Distance run through the Water: 226.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N Point Sal 141 degrees - 282 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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5 October 1916

Patrolling

Lat 16.78, Long -22.72

9.15am: Altered course S15W.

11.55am: Altered course S40W.

1.10pm: Altered course S75W. 1.22pm: Altered course N75W.

2.0pm: Altered course North.

2.40pm: Course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

2.53pm: Came to with port anchor in 16.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Bird Island N31W, Goat Hill N64E, Red Hill S65E]

5.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to “Ophir” .Received 15 ratings from Ophir and 1 Canteen Manager for “Berwick”.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite.

6.47pm: Shaped Course N15W - 63 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 274 miles]

[Distance: of Mordeira [Murdeira] Bay 35 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 496 lbs]


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6 October 1916

From Sal Island to St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01 [estimated]

7.15am: Sighted San Antono [Santo Antão] Island ahead. 7.20am: Altered course S20W.

9.20am: Course and speed as requisite into Porto Grande.

9.47am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort Flag Staff S71E, Julian Point N28E, Pier S32E]

[Draught of water on entering harbour: Fore 22’ 10”, Aft 23’ 11”]

1.30pm: Leave to 10% Red and White watches till 6pm.

pm: Discharged 3 ratings and a PO to “Highflyer”.

5.0pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Distance run through the Water: 189.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 4300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 309 tons]


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7 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

5.45am: Commenced coaling from SS “Portsea”.

5.10pm: Finished coaling - received 1390 tons.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 420 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1673 tons]


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8 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

2.0pm: Leave to 10% Blue and White Watches till 6pm.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 760 lbs]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 82F]


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9 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

5.0am: Landed Boys for route march.

8.30am: Divisions - Prayers -Physical Drill.

am: Hands as requisite - Working parties to [SSs] “Horncastle” [possibly Hornby Castle (3) listed here] and “Danubian”.

2.0pm: Usual leave till 6pm.

3.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 198 - 199.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2300 lbs]


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10 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

5.0am: Landed Marines for route march.

am: Working parties to “Danubian” and “Portsea”, remainder of hands as requisite. Exercised Divers.

2.0pm: Usual leave to two watches till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 696 lbs]


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11 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

2.0pm: Usual leave till 6pm.

3.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 200 - 201.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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12 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

5.0am: Exercised “Collision” and “Abandon ship” stations.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Usual leave till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1112 lbs]


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13 October 1916

From and at St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 16.82, Long -25.57

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

7.43am: Shaped Course West - 14 knots.

8.47am: Altered course S75W.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 9”]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised Action Stations.

9.17am: Stopped - dropped target. 9.20am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out practice firing with 3 pounder sub-calibre and full charge 12 pounders.

11.0am: Finished practice - hoisted in target. 11.10am: Proceeded 75 revs - Shaped Course West.

7.33pm: Stopped - dropped target - carried out night firing with 12 pounders and sub-calibre.

8.36pm: Proceeded - Shaped Course East - 63 revs.

9.0pm: Altered course South.

11.0pm: Altered course N82E.

[Distance run through the Water: 54.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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14 October 1916

From Sea Patrolling to St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01 [estimated]

7.30am: Sighted San Antonio Island ahead.

10.20am: Course and speed as requisite into Porto Grande.

10.41am: Came to with port anchor in 9.5 fathoms veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings, Bird Island N2E, Fort S85E, Front Obelisk S24W]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 7”]

2.0pm: Usual leave till 6pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 250.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1112 lbs]


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15 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

9.0am: Divisions - Divine Service.

2.0pm: Usual leave till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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16 October 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

5.0am: Landed Boys for route march.

pm: Received 2 cases for hospital from “Kent” and Lieutenant Ceasely RNR from “King Alfred” [see her log for this day, mentioning Lieutenant J Caisley, though name more likely “Caizley” - listed here].

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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17 October 1916

From and at St Vincent, to Gibraltar

Lat 17.82, Long -24.62

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 5”]

5.50am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

6.12am: Shaped Course N60E - 69 revs.

7.30am: Altered course N42E.

10.55am: Sighted transport “Maddalena” [just possibly Madalena shown here].

11.15pm: Clocks advanced 1 hour.

[Distance run through the Water: 61.5 miles]

[Distance: of Gibraltar 159.8 miles][should be 1598 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1224 lbs]


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18 October 1916

From St Vincent to Gibraltar

Lat 21.30, Long -22.98

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 24 degrees - 232 miles]

[Distance: Gibraltar 1366 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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19 October 1916

From St Vincent to Gibraltar

Lat 25.17, Long -21.22

1.0am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

4.0pm: Quarters - Course N41.5E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 23 degrees, 253 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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20 October 1916

From St Vincent to Gibraltar

Lat 29.06, Long -19.27

1.0am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

am: Exercised “Action” and “Fire” Stations.

6.40pm: Altered course N74E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 24 degrees - 257 miles]

[Distance: Gibraltar 855 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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21 October 1916

From St Vincent to Gibraltar

Lat 31.93, Long -15.63

1.0am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

7.20am: Altered course N49W to close “Maddalena”. 7.35am: Altered course N74E.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 202.

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 266 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather mostly fine, noon air and sea temperature 71F]


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22 October 1916

From St Vincent to Gibraltar

Lat 34.45, Long -10.97

5.0pm: Altered course East - 87 revs - Transport “Maddalena” parted Company.

[Course and Distance made good: 56 degrees - 280 miles]

[Distance: 304 miles] [to Gibraltar]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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23 October 1916

From St Vincent, to and at Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: Straits of Gibraltar]

6.0am: Altered course N82E. 6.5am: 111 revs - Commenced Zig-Zag.

7.50am: Altered course S87E.

8.42am: Altered course N50E.

9.0am: Course and speed as requisite.

9.35am: Passed through breakwater.

10.5am: Secured alongside No 2 shed South Mole.

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 23’ 2”, Aft 24’ 6”]

1.0pm: Discharged 2 cot cases - Mr Begg, Warrant Engineer RNR and Lieutenant Cearsley [presumably Caizley] RNR to hospital.

2.30pm: Leave to Boys till 6pm.

4.30pm: Leave to Red Watch till 7am. Leave to Blue Watch till 10pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 302.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 October 1916

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

am: Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

4.30pm: Leave: Red Watch 10pm - White Watch 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs]


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25 October 1916

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

1.30pm: Received 1 rating from detention.

4.30pm: Leave:- White Watch 10pm - Blue Watch 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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26 October 1916

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

am: Hands provisioning ship.

0.30pm: Leave to Boys of Red Watch till 6pm.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to [HMS] “Cormorant”. Received 1 rating from detention.

4.30pm: Leave:- Red Watch 7am - Blue Watch 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1200 lbs]


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27 October 1916

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

0.30pm: Leave to Boys of White Watch till 6pm.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

3.0pm: Read Warrant No 203.

4.30pm: Blue Watch 7am - White Watch 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 354 tons]


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28 October 1916

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

7.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

5.45am: Completed coaling ship - received 1325 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 23’ 0”, Aft 24’ 6”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 6”]

4.30pm: Leave: White Watch 7am - Red Watch 10pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1664 tons]


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29 October 1916

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

1.0pm: Leave:- Red Watch till 7am - Blue Watch 10pm. All Boys till 6pm.

7.0pm: Received Mr Harding - Warrant Engineer RN from “Sutlej”.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs]


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30 October 1916

From and at Gibraltar to Salvage Islands

Lat 36.13, Long -5.36

pm: Discharged Mr Ryman - Mate RN and Mr Hayden Chief Artificer Engineer RN to “Cormorant”.

5.0pm: Cast off from jetty and turned ship assisted by tugs.

5.18pm: Passed through breakwater, course and speed as requisite.

6.5pm: Shaped Course N89W (Standard).

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1200 lbs, Vegetables 2800 lbs]


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31 October 1916

From Gibraltar to Great Salvage Island

Lat 34.70, Long -10.48

6.5am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.0am: Altered course S74W - 75 revs - cease Zig-Zag.

5.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

7.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 281.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Great Salvage Island 224 degrees - 390 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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[Cover of Log for October 1916. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 November 1916

From Gibraltar to Great Salvage Island

Lat 32.53, Long -14.65

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised Action Stations.

4.0pm: Altered course S8W.

5.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

7.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 237 degrees - 250 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Great Salvage Island 204 degrees - 155 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 November 1916

From Gibraltar to Great Salvage Island

Lat 30.15, Long -15.72

6.0am: Altered course West - 69 revs.

10.25am: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring.

10.40am: Came to with starboard anchor in 24 fathoms - veered 8 shackles.

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite.

11.25am: Shaped Course East - 75 revs.

11.48am: Altered course N27E.

0.35pm: Altered course N71W.

5.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

7.15pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 228 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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3 November 1916

From Great Salvage Island to St Nicholas

Lat 29.62, Long -20.22

8.0am: Altered course S39W.

11.0am: Course as requisite for carrying out 12 pounder practice firing.

11.25am: Resumed Course S39W.

[Distance run through the Water: 268.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 200 degrees - 815 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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4 November 1916

From Great Salvage Island to St Nicholas

Lat 25.28, Long -21.88

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: East Point St Nicholas 193 degrees - 538 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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5 November 1916

From Great Salvage Island to St Nicholas

Lat 20.74, Long -23.10

am: Temporary Midshipman Eric Julian Dunkley RNR is hereby cautioned for disobedience of orders in exceeding the limit of his wine bill during two separate months. [Signed] EJ Dunkley Midshipman RNR, WH D’Oyly Captain.

[Course and Distance made good: 194 degrees - 282 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: East Point - St Nicholas 192 degrees - 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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6 November 1916

From Great Salvage Island to St Nicholas [São Nicolau]

Lat 16.53, Long -24.28 [estimated]

7.45am: Ship received a shock, such as would be produced, by striking submerged wreckage - Lat 17 06 N, Long 23 45 W.

11.40am: Course and speed as requisite into Rolla Road.

pm: Draught of Water: 23’ 0” Forward, 24’ 6” Aft.

0.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 37 fathoms veered 9 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Black Point S77W, Pier Light House N68W, Beacon N6W]

4.0pm: Quarters. Hands preparing for Coaling.

[Distance run through the Water: 264.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: In Rolla Road]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 747 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 72F]


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7 November 1916

At Rolla Road [St Nicholas]

Lat 16.53, Long -24.28

am: Draught: 23’ 0” Fore, 24’ 6” Aft.

8.0am: Secured Collier “Cliftondale” alongside.

8.35am: Commenced Coaling.

5.10pm: Finished Coaling, received 1000 tons.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 4.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1690 tons]


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8 November 1916

From Rolla Road to Porto Grande [St Vincent]

Lat 16.91, Long -25.02 [rough estimate]

6.53am: Weighed. 7.0am: Proceeded, Course and speed as requisite.

7.30am: Shaped Course S20W, 75 Revs.

am: Hands Cleaning ship.

10.55am: Put clocks back 1 hour.

Noon: Course and speed as requisite into Porto Grande.

[Anchor Bearings: Bird Island N18E, Fort Flag Staff S77E, Front Obelisk N2E [obelisk should presumably be southerly bearing]]

0.50pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veered 4 shackles.

3.18pm: Weighed. Shifted to No 3 berth. Course and speed as requisite.

3.38pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, veered 4.5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Bird Island N8E, Fort Flag Staff East, Slipway S45E. At Single anchor]

[Distance run through the Water: 68.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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9 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite. Overhauled coaling gear.

pm: Made and mended clothes. Leave to 5% of Watch till 5pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 11.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]


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10 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

8.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations.

am: Training Classes at Instruction. Remainder as requisite.

pm: Hands embarking stores and as requisite. Leave to 5% of Watch till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 390 lbs]


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11 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

8.0am: Joined from Depôt 9 ratings.

pm: Hands Cleaning Ship and as requisite. Leave to 5% of Watch till 5pm.

3.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 206.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 398 lbs, Vegetables 2435 lbs]


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12 November 1916


At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

pm: Leave to 5% of 2 Watches till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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13 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Training Classes at Instruction - Remainder as requisite.

pm: Leave to 5% of 2 watches till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 2395 lbs]


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14 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

7.0am: Exercised Prepare to be towed - Prepare to tow - Out Bower anchor - Physical Drill.

2.0pm: Leave to 5% till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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15 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Exercised Prepare for Action - General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured - Replaced gear.

pm: Training Classes at Instruction - Remainder as requisite. Leave to 5% till 5pm.

3.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 207.

4.30pm: Hands preparing for Coaling.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 3125 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1454 tons]


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16 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

6.45am: Secured collier “Djerrissa” [Djerissa] alongside.

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Finished coaling, received 250 tons.

am: Hands cleaning Ship.

pm: Hands cleaning ship. Leave to 5% till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1678 tons]


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17 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

am: Training Classes at Instruction - Remainder Cleaning Ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 5% till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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18 November 1916

At Porto Grande

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

[At Single anchor Porto Grande]

pm: Hands made [sic] and mend clothes. Leave to 5% till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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19 November 1916

From Porto Grande to Sierra Leone

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service. Hands preparing ship for sea.

0.10pm: Weighed. 0.18pm: Proceeded 93 revs - Course as requisite 2.5 cables astern of RA [Rear Admiral].

1.0pm: Shaped Course S12W.

[Draught on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 1”]

4.0pm: HMS “Swiftsure” in Company.

4.7pm: Altered course S20E.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 2200 lbs]


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20 November 1916

From Porto Grande to Sierra Leone

Lat 13.72, Long -21.92

1.0am: Clocks advanced half hour.

6.23am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.40am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

8.20am: Course and speed as requisite for OOW [Officer of theWatch] manoeuvres.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Course S4E - 93 revs to take stations 8 miles on starboard beam of flag.

11.18am: In station, altered course S40E - 75 revs.

2.18pm: Took station 10 miles on starboard beam of Flag.

2.40pm: In station.

3.0pm: Read warrant No 208. 3.5pm: Extended to 12 miles.

3.40pm: Altered course S60E - 93 revs to concentrate.

4.47pm: Formed Single line ahead - Course S35E and 81 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 323.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 120 degrees - 583 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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21 November 1916

From Porto Grande to Sierra Leone

Lat 11.25, Long -17.43

6.20am: Altered course S68E - 87 revs to take station 12 miles on port beam of Flag.

8.15am: Closed and investigated sailing vessel.

9.0am: Resumed Station, Course S35E - 75 revs.

1.37pm: Altered course S10E - 90 revs to concentrate.

2.13pm: Altered course S31E.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 0.25 hours.

[Distance run through the Water: 310.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 120 degrees - 300 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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22 November 1916

From Porto Grande to Sierra Leone

Lat 8.51, Long -13.25 [rough estimate]

2.0am: Clocks advanced 0.25 hours.

10.18am: Sighted land ahead.

11.45am: Course and speed as requisite into Sierra Leone.

0.35pm: Let go starboard anchor - veered 9.25 shackles. 0.37pm: Let go port anchor. Moored [?] 5 on each in 9.5 fathoms.

2.0pm: On Swivel.

[Draught on entering harbour: Fore 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 9”]

[Anchor Bearings: Coaling Shed S28E, Abeam King Tom S70W, Lookout Point N79W]

[Distance run through the Water: 309.4 miles]

[Noon Position] [Entering Sierra Leone]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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23 November 1916

At Sierra Leone [Freetown]

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24 [estimated]

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

am: Overhauled and repaired coaling gear.

1.30pm: Leave to 5% till 5pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 376 lbs]


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24 November 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Training Classes to instructions.

2.0pm: Leave to 5% till 5pm.

3.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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25 November 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

5.30am: Landed 3 Signal ratings for duty at ~ HQ.

2.0pm: Leave to 5% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs, Vegetables 221 lbs]


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26 November 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

8.0am: Divisions - Rear Admiral came on board to inspect ship.

am: Performed Divine Service.

2.0pm: Leave to 5% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 365 lbs]


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27 November 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

5.30am: Exercised “Collision Stations” - “Out Kedge and Stream anchor” - “Away all boats’ crews”.

am: Training Classes at instructions.

1.30pm: Leave to 5% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 375 lbs, Vegetables 100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 949 tons]


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28 November 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

11.45am: Commenced coaling from SS “Djerissa”.

5.30pm: Completed coaling - received 745 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 24’ 5”, Aft 25’ 3”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1033 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1670 tons]


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29 November 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[Moored Sierra Leone River]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 315 lbs, Vegetables 619 lbs]


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30 November 1916

At Sierra Leone River

Lat 8.50, Long -13.29 [estimated]

5.15am: Unmoored - shortened to 5 shackles.

6.25am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite.

7.0am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms - veered [off edge of page]

[Anchor Bearings: Carpenter Rock S60W, abeam Murraytown S37E, Aberdeen Hill S7W]

am: White and Blue watches employed salving Port Lincoln [probably the Australian Transport listed here] by and of “Portsea”.

pm: White watch employed unloading “Port Lincoln”.

6.0pm: Hands unloading Port Lincoln (1 watch).

10.0pm: 1 Watch working on “Port Lincoln” throughout.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 426 lbs]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[Cover of Log for December 1916, “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 December 1916

At Sierra Leone River

Lat 8.50, Long -13.29

2.30am and 6.0am: Watch working throughout on “Port Lincoln”.

am: Two watches working on “Port Lincoln” and “Portsea”. Discharged 1 OS to HMT “Borda” [listed here].

11.45: “Port Lincoln” refloated by and of “Portsea” and “Djerissa”.

2.8pm: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite to anchorage.

2.39pm: Let go port anchor veered 9 shackles. 2.40pm: Let go starboard anchor, moored ship 5 shackles on each in 7.5 fathoms. 2.55pm: On Swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: Coaling Shed S28E, abeam Free [?] Town S70W, Look Out Point N79W]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat: 403 lbs, Vegetables 48 lbs]


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2 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.51, Long -13.25 [estimated]

[Moored in Sierra Leone River]

6.0am: Watch working throughout on Port Lincoln.

am and pm: Watch working on Port Lincoln.

6.0pm: Ceased Work on Port Lincoln.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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3 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.51, Long -13.25

[Moored in Sierra Leone River]

6.0am: Re-commenced work on Port Lincoln.

7.30am: Landed RC Church Party.

11.30am: Completed work on Port Lincoln.

pm: Usual leave to 10% till 6pm. Hands mustered for monthly payment.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 532 lbs]


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4 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.51, Long -13.25

[Moored in Sierra Leone River]

am: Training Classes at instructions, remainder of hands as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% till 5pm.

4.0pm: Exchanged with “Ophir” - 1 signalman.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 371 lbs]


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5 December 1916

From Sierra Leone to Dakar

Lat 8.58, Long -13.78

5.0am: Discharged 2 - 12 pounder guns to “King Alfred”.

8.30am: Unmoored - weighed port anchor - shortened in to 5 shackles.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

9.46am: Carpenter Rock S30E - 1.3 miles - Shaped Course West - 87 revs.

10.44am: Altered course N46W.

3.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrants Nos 210 - 211.

[Distance run through the Water: 39.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 359 lbs, Vegetables 1344 lbs]


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6 December 1916

From Sierra Leone to Dakar

Lat 11.92, Long -17.87

1.45am: Altered course N22W (Standard).

8.0am: Altered course N5E.

am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised “General Quarters” and “Fire Stations”.

6.15pm: Altered course West.

9.0pm: Altered course N54E.

[Distance run through the Water: 340 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Dakar 8 degrees - 168 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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7 December 1916

From Sierra Leone to and at Dakar

Lat 14.68, Long -17.41 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: Entering Dakar]

9.0am: Course and speed as requisite. 9.10am: Received pilot - Stopped awaiting clear passage into harbour.

9.28am: Proceeded as requisite into harbour.

10.45am: Secured to No 4 Buoy - Dakar.

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 4”]

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

5.0pm: Prepared ship for coaling.

[Distance run through the Water: 244.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 410 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1051 tons]


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8 December 1916

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

[Secured to No 4 Buoy]

6.15am: Commenced coaling from SS “Warrior”.

7.30am: Forecastlemen employed docking “Port Lincoln”.

0.40pm: Completed coaling - received 690 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 4”. Draught of water After coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 3”]

3.0pm: Leave to 5% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1716 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 72F]


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9 December 1916

At Dakar

Lat 14.7, Long -17.4

[Secured to No 4 Buoy]

am: Hands employed on Port Lincoln - cleaning ship - and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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10 December 1916

From Dakar, Patrolling

Lat 13.62, Long -19.92

6.0am: Slipped - proceeded Course and speed as requisite out of harbour, assisted by a tug.

6.15am: Passed breakwater. 6.30am: Shaped Course S44W - 75 revs.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Distance run through the Water: 70 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: RV 206 degrees - 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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11 December 1916

From Dakar, Patrolling

Lat 10.00, Long -19.67

10.0am: Altered course S63W.

11.0am: Arrived at Rendez-Vous - Course as requisite - 63 revs to await “King Alfred”.

1.0pm: Course and speed as requisite to close “King Alfred”.

1.25pm: Stopped - sent both sea-boats to Flag for letters and ratings.

2.0pm: Proceeded - Course N70W - 63 revs -Parted Company.

[Distance run through the Water: 258 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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12 December 1916

From Dakar, Patrolling

Lat 9.98, Long -22.87

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill.

3.15pm: Altered course S80E.

4.45pm: Altered course N12W.

7.0pm: Altered course N54W.

[Distance run through the Water: 221.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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13 December 1916

From Dakar, Patrolling

Lat 12.18, Long -24.65

0.30am: Altered course N30E.

6.10am: Action: altered course S60W to close a steamer - 75 revs.

6.30am: Stopped - Investigated SS “Jemtland” (Swedish), Lat 11 28 N, Long 24 18 W. Course and speed as requisite.

7.30am: Proceeded Course N10W, 75 revs.

Noon: Altered course N5W - 81 revs.

4.22pm: Altered course N15E.

[Distance run through the Water: 250.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1168 tons]


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14 December 1916

From Dakar, Patrolling and at St Vincent

Lat 16.89, Long -25.01 [estimated]

0.38am: Altered course N22E.

8.30am: Course and speed as requisite into Porto Grande.

9.3am: Came to with port anchor in 10.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Bird Island N2E, Fort Flag Staff S68E, abeam Wilson’s Store S30E]

11.25am: Commenced coaling from SS “Virent”.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 1”, Aft 25’ 4”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 2”]

4.0pm: Completed coaling, received 600 tons.

5.5pm: Weighed - proceeded Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

5.25pm: Shaped Course N87W - 75 revs.

6.45pm: Altered course N36W.

[Distance run through the Water: 297 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 820 lbs, Vegetables 4760 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1631 tons]


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15 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 18.95, Long -26.32

6.0am: Altered course N40E - 75 revs.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Altered course N5E.

[Distance run through the Water: 203.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[South westerly wind force 3-4 to 4-5 all day, weather mostly fine (though rain in afternoon); noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 76F]


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16 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 22.46, Long -25.30

[Log just records a few changes in course and speed]

[Distance run through the Water: 264 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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17 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 25.50, Long -24.63

[Log just records changes of course and speed]

[Distance run through the Water: 258.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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18 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 22.53, Long -26.03

0.25pm: Sighted steamer S8E. 0.30pm: Altered course S63E - 87 revs.

0.52pm: Stopped SS “Iolanthe” (British) and examined ditto - Course and speed as requisite.

1.20pm: Shaped [course] S36W - 75 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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19 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 19.08, Long -27.07

1.35pm: Sighted steamer ahead - Course and speed as requisite to close and examine SS “Aboukir” (British).

2.30pm: Resumed Course S41W - 75 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 253.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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20 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 15.53, Long -27.27

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 212 - 213.

[Distance run through the Water: 252.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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21 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 12.30, Long -25.10

10.10am: Dropped target - Carried out Periscope firing from 12 pounder guns - course as requisite.

10.30am: Resumed Course S12E.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 214.

[Distance run through the Water: 241.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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22 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 10.37, Long -23.97

7.30am: Course as requisite to swing ship for adjustment of Compasses.

9.24am: Finished swinging - Course N19E.

9.37am: Stopped - dropped target. 9.40am: Proceeded - 57 revs - Course as requisite - carried out sub-calibre firing from port guns.

11.20am: Stopped - in target. 11.27am: Shaped Course N19E - 63 revs.

3.12pm: Sighted HMS “King Alfred” NNW.

[Distance run through the Water: 210.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendez Vous 45 degrees - 20 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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23 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling

Lat 9.98, Long -19.08

[Log just records occasional changes in course and speed]

[Distance run through the Water: 328.1 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 101 degrees - 342 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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24 December 1916

From St Vincent, Patrolling and at Sierra Leona

Lat 8.40, Long -13.55

am: Divisions - Performed Divine Service.

Noon: Course as requisite to take station 1 mile astern of Flag.

0.25pm: In station - Course N81E - 81 revs.

1.50pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

2.37pm: Came to with port anchor in 9.5 fathoms, veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: College S53E, Cathedral S9E, Lookout Point N84W]

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to King Alfred.

[Draught on entering harbour: Fore 22’ 11”, Aft 24’ 10”]

[Distance run through the Water: 334.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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25 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

1.0pm: Leave to 10% till 6pm.

pm: Received 1 rating from “Highflyer”.

4.50pm: Collier - SS “Atlantic City” - fast alongside.

7.0pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Distance run through the Water: 27 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 160 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 235 tons]


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26 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

5.0am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 22’ 10”, Aft 24’ 9”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 3”]

5.15pm: Finished coaling - received 1490 tons.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1696 tons]


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27 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am; Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Leave to 10% till 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs]


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28 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

7.0am: Physical Drill.

8.0am: Hoisted Flag of Rear Admiral Sheppard. Divisions - Prayers.

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite.

1.0pm: Leave to 10% till 6pm.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 332 lbs, Vegetables 670 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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29 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

8.0am: Struck flag of RA Sheppard.

am :Exercised Action and Fire Stations.

1.0pm: Usual leave to 10% till 9pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 610 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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30 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Leave to 10% till 6pm.

3.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 362 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 1174 + 6 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1574 tons]


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31 December 1916

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party.

9.0am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

11.30am: Church party returned on board.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.0pm: Commenced coaling from SS “Horngarth”.

5.30pm: Completed coaling, received 160 tons.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 1900 + 200 lbs, Bread 820 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1706 tons]


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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[Cover of Log for January 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filledin]


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1 January 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

7.0am: Physical Drill.

am: Hands working stores and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

1.0pm: Usual leave to 10% till 6pm.

pm: Hands working stores and as requisite.

8.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 723 lbs, Vegetables 200 lbs, Bread 400 lbs]


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2 January 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

4.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

7.0am: Dispatched working party to “Willow Bran~” [off edge of page but presumably HMS Willow Branch].

0.30pm: Discharged Mr Herbert, Signal Bosun RN: to “Balmoral Castle” [Balmoral Castle (2) listed here] for passage to England.

1.30pm: Usual leave to 10% till 6pm.

2.30pm: Discharged 6 ratings to hospital.

7.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

8.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 480 lbs, Vegetables 400 lbs, Bread 1400 lbs]


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3 January 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Action Stations. Training classes at instructions, remainder of hands as requisite.

1.0pm: Usual leave to 10% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]


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4 January 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Training classes at instructions, remainder of hands as requisite.

1.0pm: Usual leave to 10% till 6pm.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1385 lbs, Vegetables 2552 lbs, Bread 1450 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1594 tons]


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5 January 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 10”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 26; 3”]

7.0am: Commenced coaling from SS Pretoria.

9.0am: Finished coaling - received 160 tons.

am: Discharged to flag ship 2 .303 Maxim guns with all accessories, 2 Wentworth field telephones with 500 yards of cable.

2.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

3.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

4.27pm: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

5.16pm: Course N73W - 54 revs.

6.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 115 - 116.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1696 tons]


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6 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat 8.35, Long -15.88

10.40am: Altered course S63W and as requisite to close “Albistan” [listed here under previous name of Cambyses].

11.4am: Stopped.

11.55am: Proceeded N73W - 63 revs.

5.40pm: Course as requisite to form line ahead. 6.0pm: Resumed Course N73W - 51 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 157 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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7 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat 7.98, Long -19.28

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: 264 degrees - 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 81F]


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8 January 1917

[shown as 1916, in error]

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat 7.85, Long -22.58

11.45am: Altered course S73E to close “Pretoria”.

0.7pm: Slow. 0.19pm: Stopped.

0.55pm: Slow. 1.5pm: 54 Revs. 1.15pm: Resumed Course N73W - 60 revs.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 217 - 218.

[Course and Distance made good: 267 degrees - 196 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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9 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat 7.53, Long -25.98

2.0pm: Altered course S8E.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 219.

[Course and Distance made good: 264 degrees - 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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10 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat 4.67, Long -25.07

am: Exercised “General Quarters” - “Abandon Ship” - “Working Main Derrick by hand”. 10.45: Secured.

2.0pm: Altered course S30W.

[Course and Distance made good: 167 degrees - 238 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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11 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat 1.79, Long -25.20

[Course and Distance made good: 183 degrees - 173 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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12 January 1917

[shown as 1916, in error]

From Sierra Leone Patrolling

Lat -1.45, Long -25.55

am: Exercised “General Quarters” and “Collision Stations”.

10.55am: Stopped - HMS “Orotava” examined SS “Corfe Castle” [name of ship off edge of page but see log for HMS Orotava for thisdate, ship listed here].

11.40am: Proceeded Course S75W - 57 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 181.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fernando Noronha 250 degrees - 412 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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13 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat -3.50, Long -28.97

[Course and Distance made good: 237 degrees - 222 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fernando Noronha 265 degrees - 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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14 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling

Lat -5.27, Long -32.20

10.0am: Altered course N57W. Performed Divine Service.

0.30pm: Died on board from Asphyxia, as the result of an accidental slide of coal whilst working in a bunker, Adam Boyd, Stoker. ON K11204. Lat 5 15 S, Long 32 15 W. [Entry on Casualty List for this date reads: Donegal, cruiser. BOYD, Adam, Stoker 1c, K 11204 (Dev), accident]

3.36pm: Altered course S80W to concentrate on “Pretoria”.

4.0pm: Resumed Course N57W - Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Stopped - Committed to the deep the body of the late Adam Boyd, Stoker, Lat 5 03 S, 33 06 W.

6.45pm: Proceeded - Course N56W - 57 revs.

10.0pm: Altered course N2W.

[Distance run through the Water: 200 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Reef 312 degrees - 126 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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15 January 1917

From Sierra [Leone], Patrolling and at Rocas Reef [Atol das Rocas]

Lat -3.83, Long -33.83 [estimated]

5.40am: Sighted Rocas Light N68E.

7.45am: Altered course S88E.

9.15am: Altered course S19E.

10.55am: Speed as requisite.

11.5am: Stopped - Came to with starboard anchor in 15 fathoms - veered 7 shackles.

[Anchor Bearing: Rocas Reef Light House S15E - 1.5 miles]

[Draught of water entering and leaving harbour: Fore 24’ 7”, Aft 25’ 1”]

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship from “Orotava” and as requisite. Held Court of Enquiry into death of Adam Boyd, Stoker.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, Course and speed as requisite.

6.20pm: Shaped Course S85W - 78 revs. 6.44pm: Altered course N86W.

7.56pm: Took station ahead of “Orotava” - 57 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 186.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1528 lbs, Vegetables 1120 lbs]


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16 January 1917

From Sierra Leone, Patrolling and at Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.65, Long -36.30

2.53pm: Stopped - Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Cabeco do Oliveira N8E, Tres Irmaos Point [Ponta dos Tres Irmaos S51E, Mount Mangue Secco [Serra do Mangue Seco] S63W]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 0”]

5.30pm: Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

7.30pm: Retarded clocks 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 153.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mount Mangue Secco 195 degrees - 31 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 726 tons]


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17 January 1917

At Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.94, Long -36.18 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Lavandeira Reef]

2.0am: Frequent rain squalls.

6.0am: Frequent squalls.

9.5am: Commenced coaling from SS “Pretoria”.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 24’ 6”, aft 25’ 0”]

7.35pm: Completed coaling - received 1030 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Distance run through the Water: 24.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1700 tons]

[Weather fine after early rain, noon temperature 82F]


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18 January 1917

At Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.94, Long -36.18

[At Single anchor Lavandeira Reef]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Held sale of Effects of the late Adam Boyd Stoker.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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19 January 1917

At Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.94, Long -36.18

[At Single anchor Lavandeira Reef]

am: Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations.

pm; Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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20 January 1917

At Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.94, Long -36.18

[At Single anchor Lavandeira Reef]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands preparing ship for sea and as requisite.

[Number on sick list: 21]


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21 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat -4.45, Long -36.22

6.45am: Weighed - turned. 7.00am: Proceeded - 57 revs - Course N52W - SS “Pretoria” in Company.

8.18am: Altered course N30E.

11.0am: Altered course S75E - “Orotava” and Colliers in line about patrol. 11.10am: Altered course N77E to spread to 3 miles apart.

0.15pm: Altered course S75E.

8.5pm: Starboard engine stopped - proceeded 70 revs on port engine.

9.12pm: Engine repaired - proceeded 48 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 40.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]


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22 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat -4.15, Long -33.62

10.0am: Altered course S68E.

5.15pm: Observed Fernando Noronha Island N80E (standard).

9.28pm: Glare of Fernando Noronha Light N33E (standard).

[Distance run through the Water: 179.3 miles]

[True and Bearing and Distance: Fernando Noronha 76 degrees - 71 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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23 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat -3.99, Long -31.02

9.30am: Altered course S60E to close “Orotava”. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill.

10.10am: Stopped - Sent Medical Officer to “Orotava”.

10.45am: Proceeded 42 revs Course N85E.

11.50am: Stopped - re-embarked Medical Officer.

1.7pm: Proceeded at 54 revs - Course N80E - SS “Albistan” and HMS “Orotava” parted Company.

[Distance run through the Water: 179 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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24 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat -2.49, Long -28.48

am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised “General Quarters” - “Prepare to tow aft” and station for “Prepare to be taken on tow forward”.

11.7am: Altered course S69E - 48 revs.

1.30pm: Stopped port engine - starboard 54 revs.

2.45ppm: Stopped starboard engine - port 54 revs.

4.45pm: Altered course N57E.

[Distance run through the Water: 174.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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25 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat -0.73, Long -26.07

Noon: Altered course N78E.

10.30pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 198 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 54 degrees - 950 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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26 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat 1.36, Long -23.28

3.15am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

am: Exercised “General Quarters” and stations for “Out Sheet Anchor”.

10.30pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 54 degrees - 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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27 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat 3.27, Long -20.42

2.30am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Altered course N72E.

[Course and Distance made good: 56 degrees - 205 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 53 degrees - 540 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]


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28 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat 5.17, Long -17.68

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

0.50pm: Altered course S68E - 54 revs.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: 56 degrees - 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]


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29 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling

Lat 7.15, Long -15.33

9.6am: Stopped. 9,20am: Prayers.

9.30am: Dropped target and proceeded at 60 revs - Course as requisite for carrying out practice firing with half charge 6 inch and 12 pounder guns.

11.30am: Completed practice - in target.

Noon: Shaped Course N59E - 51 revs.

Midnight: Altered course S29E.

[Course and Distance made good: 50 degrees - 187 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sierra Leone 57 degrees - 148 miles]

[Number on sick list: 25]


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30 January 1917

From Lavandeira Reef, Patrolling and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: Off Cape Sierra Leone]

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.50am: Came to with port anchor in 12.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Cathedral S1W, King Tom Point S89W, Farran Point S64E]

am: Temporary Engineer Sub-Lieutenant Scott RN joined ship.

1.0pm: Leave to Red and Blue watch.

5.15pm: SS “Maresfield” [listed here] made fast alongside.

[Distance run through the Water: 154 miles]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 24’ 7”, Aft 25’ 0”]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 704 tons]


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31 January 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

6.7am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling ship.

2.40pm: Completed coaling - received 1550 tons.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 374 lbs, Vegetables 670 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1673 tons]


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[Cover of Log for February 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log.” Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

am: Hands employed cleaning and provisioning ship. Discharged 8 Midshipmen and 10 Signal ratings for passage to England.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

9.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs]


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2 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am and pm: Hands painting ship.

1.0pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 378 lbs]


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3 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

1.0pm: Leave to 15% till 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 368 lbs]


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4 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Landed Roman Catholic and Non-conformist Church parties. Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

[Number on sick list: 28]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 555 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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5 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Hands painting ship.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

5.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 603 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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6 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

6.30am: Landed Marines for route march.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, read Warrant No 219.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 843 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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7 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 774 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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8 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

6.30am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

pm: Hands Made and mended clothes.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 370 lbs, Vegetables 450 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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9 February 1917

At Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24

[At Single anchor Sierra Leone River]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters.

1.30pm: Leave to 15% till 6pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.0pm: Discharged 5 ratings to “Swiftshore” [HMS Swiftsure - see her log for this date] and 2 ratings to “King Alfred”.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 510 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1417 tons]


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10 February 1917

From Sierra [Leone] To St Iago [Santiago] - CVI [Cape Verde Islands] and at Sierra Leone

Lat 8.49, Long -13.24 [estimated]

5.50am: Shortened in. 6.0 Weighed. 6.5am: Proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

6.40am: Commenced working up to 15 knots for steam trial. 6.45am: Shaped Course N50W.

7.45am: Altered course S80E.

8.47am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

9.21am: Came to with port anchor in 12.5 fathoms - veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Cathedral S1W, King Tom Point S89W, Farran Point S64E]

10.30am: Commenced coaling from SS Pretoria.

1.16pm Completed coaling - received 280 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 4”]

4.45pm: Shortened in. 4.57pm: Weighed. 5.0pm: Proceeded - Course as requisite 60 revs.

5.43pm: Shaped Course N71W - SS Pretoria in company.

[Distance run through the Water: 37 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 265 lbs, Bread 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1632 tons]


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11 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to St Iago, CVI

Lat 9.28, Long -15.92

6.30am: Altered course N34W - 48 revs.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

[Distance run through the Water: 167.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Iago, West point 307 degrees - 585 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon air and sea temperature 77F]


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12 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to St Iago CVI

Lat 11.14, Long -18.90

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes,

[Course and Distance made good: 303 degrees - 211 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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13 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to St Iago CVI

Lat 13.47, Long -21.77

4.30pm: Passed a steamer - steering SE.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 310 degrees - 217 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Iago west point 308 degrees - 158 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1363 tons]


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14 February 1917

From Sierra Leone to and at St Iago

Lat 15.28, Long -23.76 [estimated]

7.58am: Course and speed as requisite into Tarrafal Bay - St Iago.

8.22am: Came to with port anchor in 24 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Punta Preta [Ponta Preta] Light House N23W, Mount [Monte] Graciosa N74E, Lamp post S41E]

[Draught before coaling: Fore 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 11”. Draught after coaling: Fore 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 2”]

9.30am: Commenced coaling from SS “Pretoria”.

10.55am: Completed coaling - received 200 tons.

0.55pm: Shortened to 2 shackles.

1.10pm: Weighed - proceeded as requisite out of Tarrafal Bay. Parted Company with “Pretoria”.

1.20pm: Shaped Course N45W - 69 revs.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 181 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1470 tons]


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15 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 16.83, Long -27.57

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill.

3.0pm: Examined British SS “Port Curtis”, Gibraltar to Monte-Video.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 294 degrees - 238 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 295 degrees - 2225 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 18.46, Long -31.63

am: Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 293 degrees - 251 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Wind mostly north easterly force 3 or 4, weather fine, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 73F]


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17 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 20.30, Long -35.57

Noon: Altered course N45W.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Course and Distance made good: 296 degrees - 249 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 294 degrees - 1724 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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18 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 22.02, Long -39.58

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 294 degrees - 247 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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19 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 23.69, Long -43.68

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 294 degrees - 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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20 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 25.22, Long -47.75

[Course and Distance made good: 293 degrees - 241 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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21 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 26.81, Long -51.80

am: Exercised “General Quarters”, “Collision Stations” and stations for “Prepare to tow forward”.

11.5am: Secured.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 294 degrees - 238 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 296 degrees - 745 miles]

[Number on sick list :6]


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22 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 28.52, Long -55.93

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 295 degrees - 243 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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23 February 1917

From St Iago to Bermuda

Lat 30.08, Long -60.09

5.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

7.0pm: Clocks retarded 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 293 degrees - 237 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bermuda 300 degrees - 271 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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[Log page partially completed but crossed through]


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24 February 1917

From St Iago to and at Bermuda

Lat 31.98, Long -64.06

1.0pm: Altered course N38W.

2.52pm: Altered course N33W.

3.20pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.38pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite for turning into berth.

5.34pm: Came to with port anchor in C4 berth - 6.75 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Tide Gauge N74E, Hog-Fish Beacon S28W, South Breakwater Light N72W]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 23’ 6”, Aft 25’ 2”]

[Course and Distance made good: 299 degrees - 234 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fairway Buoy 307 - 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 800 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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25 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

7.15am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

7.33am: Weighed - proceeded as requisite to South Basin.

8.10am: Made fast alongside South Wall.

[Fast alongside North Wall South Basin]

1.30pm: Usual leave to Blue and White watches till 7am.

5.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Distance run though the Water: 51 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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26 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

9.30am: Cast off from North Wall - and proceeded into floating dock.

10.35am: Secured in floating dock.

1.30pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches till 7am.

7.0pm: Exercised Fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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27 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Fast in Floating Dock]

am: Cautioned Lieutenant WV Wood, RNR, for being drunk on shore, while on leave. [Signed] WV Wood, Lieutenant RNR and WH D’Oyly [Captain].

1.30pm: Leave to Red and White Watches till 7am.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire stations.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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28 February 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Fast in Floating Dock]

am: Hands employed as requisite. Exercised Divers.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital. Leave to Blue and White Watches till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 353 lbs, Vegetables 500 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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[Cover of Log for March 1917, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Working party employed on [HMS] Ajax, remainder of hands working on ship and in the dock as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys until 6pm.

pm: Hands employed working in dockyard and as requisite.

4.30pm: Usual leave to two watches until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 580 lbs]


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2 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

4.30am: Lit fires in picket boat.

9.0am: Landed Seamen and Marines for Battalion drill.

1.30pm: Leave to one watch of boys till 6pm.

pm: Hands working on ship and in dockyard as requisite. 7 Ratings re-joined from hospital.

4.30pm: Usual leave to two watches until 7am.

5.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

8.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs]


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3 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands employed in dockyard and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to one watch of boys until 6pm.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

4.30pm: Leave to two watches until 7am. Exercised Fire Stations.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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4 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

9.0am: Landed Presbyterian - Wesleyan - RC Church parties.

10.0am: Hands paraded in dockyard and attended Divine Service at dockyard Church.

1.30pm: Usual leave for boys.

2.30pm: Usual leave to Red and Blue Watch.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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5 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Mr John Christian Ackerman, Gunner, cautioned for improperly performing his duties as officer of the picket on the 2nd inst., in not taking steps, when he observed ratings of HMS “Caesar” out of bounds in the “Manhattan Bar”, Somerset Island; and also in not taking necessary steps to prevent a disturbance, which took place in the same vicinity, he having been previously informed that it was likely to occur. [Signed] JC Ackerman Gunner and WH D’Oyly Captain.

am: Hands employed working in dockyard and painting ship’s side, remainder as requisite. Discharged 4 ratings to hospital.

1.0pm: Usual leave to boys, white watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard and as requisite painting ship’s side etc.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Blue and White watches. Exercised Fire Stations. Read warrants Nos 220 - 221.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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6 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship and dry dock.

am: Training classes at instructions. Hands working in dockyard, overhauling cable and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, blue watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard - dry dock and scraping ship’s side as requisite.

4.30pm: Usual leave to White and Red Watches.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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7 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Seamanship training class at instruction. Hands employed in dockyard, scraping ship’s side and as requisite.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, red watch.

pm: Hands employed in dockyard drawing stores, painting ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Red and Blue watches.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 223.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 1500 lbs]


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8 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

am: Working party employed for NSO [Naval Stores Office] in victualling yard, remainder of hands as requisite in dockyard and on the ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, white watch.

pm: Hands employed in victualling yard - dockyard and on the ship as requisite.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Blue and White watches.

6.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

7.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs]


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9 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

10.0am: Landed Seamen and Marines for Battalion Drill.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, blue watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard, scraping ship’s side and as requisite.

4.30pm: Usual leave to White and Blue watches.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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10 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands employed working in dockyard, remainder cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to Boys, red watch. Leave to Red and Blue until 7am.

pm: Hands Made and mended clothes.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 65F]


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11 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

9.0am: Landed Presbyterians, Wesleyan and RC Church parties.

10.0am: Hands Paraded in dockyard and attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, white watch. Leave to blue and white watches until 7am.


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12 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: 1 PO and 12 hands employed throughout day for NSO in victualling yard. Exercised Gunlayers at swinging target, training classes at instructions, remainder of hands as requisite, drawing stores and scraping ship’s side.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, blue watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard, dry dock, scraping ship’s side and as requisite. Training classes at instructions. Receive 2 ratings from depot.

4.30pm: Usual leave to white and red watches.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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13 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Landed party for Company drill. Training classes at instructions. Gunlayers Exercised at swinging target. Working party employed in victualling yard. Remainder of hands striking down cable and as requisite.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, red watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard, striking down cable and as requisite cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Usual leave to red and blue watches.

6.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to depot.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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14 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Training classes at instructions. Exercised Gunlayers at swinging target. Remainder of hands employed in victualling yard, drawing stores in dockyard and as requisite for ship in dockyard hands.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys of white watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard drawing stores, and as requisite scraping and cleaning ship. Training classes at instructions.

4.30pm: Usual leave to red and white watches.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 350 lbs, Vegetables 4000 lbs]


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15 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Exercised Gunlayers at swinging target. Training classes at instructions. Working party employed by NSO in victualling yard, remainder of hands as requisite for ship in dockyard hands.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, blue watch.

pm: Training classes at instructions. Hands employed in victualling yard, drawing stores in dockyard, remainder scraping ship’s side.

4.30pm: Usual leave to white and blue watches.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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16 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Landed Seamen and Marines for battalion drill. 3 ratings granted long leave to Canada. Working party working for NSO in victualling yard.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys of Red Watch.

pm: Training classes at instructions. Working parties drawing stores in dockyard, working for NSO in victualling yard, remainder painting and scraping ship’s side.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Red and Blue watches.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

11.20pm: Small fire in A1 Casemate, extinguished immediately.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 360 lbs]


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17 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Working party employed by NSO in victualling yard. Remainder of hands, striking down 6 inch projectiles, working about the cables and painting and scraping ship as requisite.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys of white watch. Leave to Red and White watches until 7am.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 750 lbs]


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18 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

9.0am: Landed RC, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Church parties.

10.0am: Ships Company paraded in dockyard and attended dockyard church.

1.30pm: Leave to White and Blue watches until 7am - Boys of Blue watch until 6pm.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RN Barracks.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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19 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands employed working for NSO in victualling yard - drawing stores in dockyard - painting and scraping ship as requisite - Training classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys blue watch till 6pm.

pm: Hands employed as requisite for ship in dockyard hands.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 224. Usual leave to blue and red watches.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 500 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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20 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands employed working for NSO in victualling yard - blacking down rigging - striking down shell - Landed Boys and Quarterdeck Division for Company drill.

1.30pm: Usual leave to Boys of White Watch.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands working for NSO in victualling yard - drawing stores in dockyard and scraping ship’s side.

4.30pm: Usual leave to red and white watches.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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21 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands employed working for NSO in victualling yard and cleaning and painting ship. Training classes at instructions.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - blue watch.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Usual leave to white and blue watches.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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22 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands working for NSO victualling yard - remainder provisioning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - red watch.

pm: Hands employed in victualling yard - drawing stores in dockyard - painting and scraping paintwork as requisite.

4.30pm: Usual leave the blue and red watches.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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23 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

8.30am: Read Warrant No 225.

am: Hands provisioning ship and working in dockyard.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys of white watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard - painting and scraping ship as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Red and White watches.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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24 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands working in dockyard and painting and scraping ship as requisite.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys, blue watch - leave to white and blue watches until 7am.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 780 lbs]


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25 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

9.0am: Landed RC - Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church parties.

10.0am: Hands paraded in dockyard and attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - red watch - Leave to Red and Blue watches until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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26 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

8.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

am: Hands employed in victualling yard - drawing stores in dockyard - remainder painting and scraping ship. Training classes at instructions.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Usual leave to red and white watches.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 226.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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27 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands working in victualling yard and painting and scraping ship as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - blue watch.

4.30pm: Usual leave to white and blue watches.

6.30pm: Received 1 rating from detention barracks.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 380 lbs]


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28 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

am: Hands employed working in dockyard and painting and scraping ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - red watch.

4.30pm: Usual leave to blue and red watches.

6.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

7.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]


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29 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands working in dockyard and painting and scraping ship. Training classes at instructions.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs]


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30 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

9.30am: Landed Seamen and Marines for Company drill.

am: Lieutenant Lowe RNR discharged to depôt for SS “Chaudier” [Chaudiere, listed here]. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Hands variously employed working in dockyard and painting and scraping ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 400 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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31 March 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

am: Hands working in dockyard - painting and scraping ship.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 760 lbs]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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[Cover of Log for April 1917, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in]


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1 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[Floating Dock]

9.0am: Landed Wesleyan - Presbyterian and RC Church Party.

10.0am: Ship’s Company paraded in dockyard and attended Divine Service at Dockyard Church.

1.30pm: Leave to Red and White Watches until 7am. Usual leave to Boys of White Watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

8.0am: Commenced to submerge dock.

9.35am: Ship afloat.

10.45am: Ship passed out of dock.

11.20am: Made fast alongside North Wall.

[Draught of water on leaving dock and before coaling: Fore 22’ 10”, Aft 23’ 11”]

1.10pm: Commenced Coaling from SS “Eskbridge”.

10.0pm: Ceased coaling.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 121 tons]


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3 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.84

[North Wall South Basin]

4.45am: Re-Commenced coaling.

8.50am: Completed Coaling - received 1550 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 9”]

am: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - blue watch.

1.35pm - 3.20pm: Ship underwent basin trial.

pm: Hands employed in dockyard and drawing stores and cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Usual leave to Red and Blue Watches until 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1631 tons]


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4 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.23, Long -64.72

9.0am: Singled up. 9.10am: Cast off from North Wall. 9.20am: Passed out of South Basin and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of Grassy Bay and through the harbour.

10.30am: Shaped Course S59E. Commenced working up for steam trial. 10.45am: Altered course S50W. 11.0am: Altered course S70W.

11.40am: Altered course N70E. Passed French Cruiser “Jeanne D’arc” [Jeanne d’Arc].

Noon: Altered course S75W.

1.7pm: Altered course S70W. 1.23pm: Altered course N54E.

2.0pm: Course and speed as requisite through the Swept Channel and The Narrows to Grassy Bay Anchorage.

3.35pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Tide Gauge N74E, Hogfish Beacon S28W, South Breakwater Light N72W]

5.0pm: Leave to White and first part Red Watches until 10pm.

11.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 36.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs]


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5 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Grassy Bay Bermuda]

am: Hands cleaning ship. Training classes at instructions. Exercised Gunlayers II and III with .303 at towed target.

1.30pm: Usual leave to Boys - blue watch.

pm: Hands cleaning ship. Exercised Gunlayers as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Leave to white and second part blue watch until 10pm.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 34.7 miles]

[Fresh Beef Received: 780 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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6 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[At Single anchor Grassy Bay Bermuda]

3.0am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

9.30am: Landed Wesleyan and RC Church Parties.

10.30am: Divisions - performed Divine Service [as this is GoodFriday].

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - red watch. Leave to Red and first part blue watches until 10pm.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.


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7 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[At Single anchor Grassy Bay Bermuda]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch. Leave to white and second part red watches until 10pm.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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8 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[At Single anchor Grassy Bay Bermuda]

9.0am: Landed Wesleyan - Presbyterian and RC Church Party.

10.0am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Usual leave to Boys blue watch. Leave to blue and first part white watches.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1452 tons]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 62F]


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9 April 1917

At Bermuda

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Read Warrant No 229 - discharged 1 rating to detention barracks.

7.35am: Commenced coaling from SS “Elleric” [listed here].

10.30am: Completed coaling received 230 tons. Received 4 ratings from hospital.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 4”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 26’ 3”]

pm: Hands working in dockyard and taking in cargo.

3.0pm: Received Naval and Military ratings for passage.

5.30pm: Shortened in. 5.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to turn ship. 6.10pm: Let go port anchor, veered 5 shackles in 7 fathoms.

6.35pm: Let go starboard anchor, veered 3 shackles, veered to 6.5 shackles on port. Read Warrant No 228.

9.50pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

[Fresh Beef Received: 1200 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1622 tons]


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10 April 1917

From and at Bermuda, to Halifax

Lat 32.32, Long -64.82

[Grassy Bay]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of Grassy Bay and through the Narrows.

2.50pm: Stopped. 3.0pm: Received 9 military ratings from [HMS] “Creole”, proceeded Course and speed as requisite.

3.32pm: Passed out of Narrows. Course S56E - 63 revs.

3.50pm: Altered course N55E.

4.20pm: Altered course N16E.

[North westerly wind increasing in evening, up for force 7 at midnight, with sea state very rough. Weather fine, temperature at 4pm 60F, sea temperature 64F]


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11 April 1917

From Bermuda to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 35.32, Long -64.02

3.0am: No 34 John McGuiness, Stoker of HMS “Carnarvon” departed this life Lat 33 54 N, Long 64 11 W.

[Entry on Casualty List reads: Carnarvon, cruiser, MCGUINESS, John P, Stoker, RNR, S 2201, illness]

5.10pm: Stopped starboard engine, Committed to the deep the body of the late John McGuiness, Stoker RNR. [Lat] 36 9 N, [Long] 63 55W. 5.12pm: 63 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 227.3 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 191 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 3 degrees - 550 miles]

[Squally westerly and north westerly winds force 5-6 to 7 all day, sea mostly rough, rain through middle of day; noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 53F]


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12 April 1917

From Bermuda to Halifax NS

Lat 38.75, Long -63.63

Noon: Altered course N14E.

4.0pm: 87 revs. Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 230 - 231.

[Course and Distance made good: 6 degrees - 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax 0 degrees - 345 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 April 1917

From Bermuda to and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.61, Long -63.54 [rough estimate]

6.0am: Advanced clocks 5 minutes.

6.40am: Commenced 2 point Zig-Zag.

8.0am: Altered course N32E.

11.12am: Passed Halifax Light Vessel, altered course N37E - Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.30am: Course as requisite into Halifax harbour. 11.50am: Speed as requisite.

0.35pm: Stopped - Let go port anchor in 11 fathoms, veered 11 shackles - let go starboard anchor - moored ship 6 shackles on port, 5 shackles on starboard - on Swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: Storm Signal Station S67W, Exhibition Buildings N4W, High Chimney S40E]

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Usual leave to white and first part red watches.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace. 11.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 347.8 miles]

[Noon Position] [Halifax Approach]

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1170 tons]


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14 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56 [estimated]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

7.10am: Commenced coaling from SS “Moseley” [probably Molesey - mentioned on 23rd April].

[Draught of water before Coaling: Fore 25’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”. Draught of water after Coaling: Fore 26’ 7”, Aft 26’ 6”]

11.0am: Completed coaling, received 530 tons.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - blue watch.

4.30pm: Usual leave to blue and second part white watches.

8.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1080 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1674 tons]


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15 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

9.0am: Discharged cargo.

10.0am: Landed RC - Presbyterian - Wesleyan Church parties.

11.0am: Prayers.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - red watch. Usual leave to red and first part white watches.


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16 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Hands employed working in dockyard. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Action” and “Collision” stations. Hands variously employed about the ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch.

1.30pm: Usual leave to blue and second part white watches.

[Fresh Beef Received: 800 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1080 lbs]


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17 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Hands employed working in dockyard and at Sailor’s home - dismounting B3 gun and with Boatswain and Gunner - remainder cleaning ship. Training classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - blue watch.

pm: Hands working in dockyard and cleaning ship as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

4.30pm: Leave granted until 7am.

[Vegetables Received: 190 lbs]


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18 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Hands variously employed - working with Boatswain - cleaning paintwork and working in dockyard. Training classes at instructions.

pm: Hands employed in dockyard and on board as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1520 lbs]


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19 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Hands employed on board as requisite and working parties ashore in dockyard.

Noon: Read Warrants Nos 233 -234 - discharged 2 ratings to detention.

pm: Hands employed working in dockyard and variously about the ship. Training classes at instructions.

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1580 lbs]


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20 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Working parties ashore in dockyard. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters. Away all boats’ crews. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands scrubbing small gear.

pm: Hands employed painting ship - working parties ashore. Training classes at instructions.

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables Received: 425 lbs]


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21 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: 1 Working party employed ashore - remainder of hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1080 lbs]


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22 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

am: Landed RC - Presbyterian and Wesleyan Church parties. Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch. Leave to red and first part white watches.

4.0pm: Quarters.

5.30pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

11.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1500 tons]


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[Log page not filled in]


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23 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

7.30am: Commenced coaling from SS “Molesey”

9.20am: Completed coaling - received 190 tons.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 26’ 4”]

pm: Working parties employed in dockyard and on “Molesey”. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands scraping and painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1674 tons]


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24 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Working party employed ashore - Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands painting ship. Exercised Divers.

0.30pm: Read Warrant No 235 - discharged 1 rating to detention.

pm: Working party employed ashore - Training classes at instructions - remainder painting ship.

4.0pm: Quarters - read Warrant No 236.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables 1480 lbs]


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25 April 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed Sailors’ Home working party.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Training classes at instructions - Remainder of hands painting and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch.

pm: Hands painting and cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Blue and second part White watches.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]


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26 April 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed Sailor’s home working party.

am: Exercised Gunlayers at Swing target. Training Classes at instructions. Remainder of hands dismounting X2 gun - cleaning and painting ship as requisite.

pm: Hands painting ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2475 lbs]


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27 April 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

8.30am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

am: Landed Sailor’s Home Working party. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Prepare to Abandon Ship” and Exercised Stations for “Out sheet anchor” - Prepare to tow aft”. Training classes at instructions. Remainder of hands painting ship.

pm: Training classes at instructions - Remainder of hands cleaning and painting ship as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 237.

5.30pm: Discharged 17 ratings to [HMS] “Leviathan”.

11.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs]


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28 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed Sailors’ home working party.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch. Leave to Red and first part white watches until 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 710 lbs, Vegetables Received: 300 lbs]


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29 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party.

10.0am: Landed Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Parties. Performed Divine Service.

1.0pm: Usual leave to boys blue watch. Leave to blue and second part white watches until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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30 April 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Training classes at instructions. Working parties employed ashore. Remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables 2355 lbs]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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[Cover of Log for May 1917, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 May 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

8.30am: Swung ship with a tug for adjustment of compasses.

am: Hands working in dockyard and Sailors’ Home - Training classes at instructions - Remainder of hands painting ship.

1.0pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch. Hands mustered for monthly payment.

pm: Training classes at instructions, remainder of hands painting ship and working parties employed in dockyard and Sailors’ Home.

4.30pm: Usual leave to Blue and second part White Watches.

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 44F]


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2 May 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Exercised “General Quarters” and “Collision Stations”. Training classes at instructions - remainder as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1080 lbs]


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3 May 1917

From and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.65, Long -63.56

am: Hands working in Sailors Home - Drawing stores in dockyard - Provisioning ship - Preparing ship for sea. Training classes at instructions.

pm: Training classes at instructions. Hands employed as requisite preparing ship for sea.

5.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

6.0pm: Unmoored - Weighed starboard anchor, shortened to 2 shackles.

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

7.32pm: Shaped Course South - 69 revs - Portuguese whistle buoy abeam - 3 cables.

8.30pm: Altered course S80E.

[Fresh Beef Received: 1850 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3432 lbs]


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4 May 1917

From Halifax to Quebec, at Sea

Lat 45.58, Long -59.97 [shown as estimated, rather than observed]

[Sounding every 15 minutes from 4.30am to 5.38am and about every 10 minutes from 7.10am to 7.43am]

7.0am: Altered course N43E.

9.40am: Fog - 69 revs.

2.0pm: Altered course N63E - Sounding frequently.

5.15pm: Sounded 1/100. 5.25pm: Altered course North.

[Distance run through the Water: 194.7 miles]

[Mist or fog for much of day, noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 34F]


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5 May 1917

From Halifax to Quebec, at Sea

Lat 45.13, Long -62.98 [Lat corrected from that shown in log - 45.75]

0.30am: Sighted Cape Ray Light N71E. 0.45am: Altered course N45W.

5.48am: Altered course N36W - 99 revs.

2.45pm: Cape Rosier [Cap de Rosiers] Abeam - 12 miles.

4.9pm: Fame Point [Pointe à la Renommée] Abeam 5 miles. 4.30pm: Altered course N45W.

5.15pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

6.30pm: Altered course N67W.

7.15pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

8.15pm: Altered course N85W.

10.15pm: Altered course S39W.

11.0pm: Altered course N80W.

[Distance run through the Water: 290.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fame Point 291 degrees - 69 miles]


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6 May 1917

From Halifax to and at Quebec

Lat 47.38, Long -70.24 [very rough estimate]

2.0am: Altered course S55W.

2.53am: Stopped - Came to with port bower - 13 fathoms - veered 5 shackles.

[At Single anchor off Father Point]

4.50am: Pilot boarded.

6.0am: Weighed. 6.15am: Proceeded - 99 revs - N82W.

7.47am: Altered course S66W.

9.45am: Altered course S79W. 10.0am: Altered course West. 10.15am: Course as requisite. 10.30am: Course S52W.

0.45pm: Course as requisite through South Traverse Channel.

5.42pm: Came to with port bower - 19 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Citadel Flag Staff N43W, Trinity Church East, Hospital S26E]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 25’ 7”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Distance run through the Water: 341.5 miles]

[Noon Position] [River St Lawrence]


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7 May 1917

At Quebec

Lat 46.80, Long -71.20 [estimated]

[At Single anchor Off King’s Wharf]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

6.0am: White Watch employed discharging 6 inch after magazine.

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Training classes at instructions - Blue Watch discharging ammunition - remainder as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to POs and CPOs until 6.30pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions - Hands discharging ammunition - Remainder painting ship.

6.0pm: Hands discharging ammunition.

8.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

8.40pm: Ceased discharging ammunition.

[Distance run through the Water: 66.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 409 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 54F]


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8 May 1917

At Quebec

Lat 46.80, Long -71.20

[At Single anchor Off King’s Wharf]

6.0am: Hands discharging ammunition.

am: Hands - discharging ammunition - Training classes at instructions - remainder employed as requisite cleaning and painting ship.

1.30pm: Leave to POs and CPOs until 6.30pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands painting and scraping ship as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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9 May 1917

From Quebec to and at Montreal

Lat 46.14, Long -72.94 [very rough estimate]

5.45am: Pilot boarded.

6.10am: Weighed - proceeded as requisite for turning ship and up the St Lawrence - 63 revs.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 25’ 0”, Aft 26’ 10”]

6.50am: 105 revs.

am: Exercised Action Stations. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands preparing ship for berthing.

4.20pm: Ship secured alongside Canadian Vickers Wharf.

[Draught of water entering port: Fore 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 7”]

5.30pm: Usual leave to Red and Blue Watches - until 7am.

[Distance run through the Water: 94 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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10 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55 [estimated]

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Prayers. Training classes at instructions - Remainder as requisite for ship’s refit.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys - white watch.

pm: Hands as requisite - Ship refitting.

4.30pm: Usual leave to white and red watches.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 696 lbs]


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11 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55 [estimated]

[Canadian Vickers]

am and pm: Training classes at instructions - Remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 307 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1720 lbs]


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12 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Hands as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches until 7am, Boys Red Watch until 6.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 653 lbs]


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13 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

9.30am: Landed Marines and 200 Seamen and Stokers for review by Marshall Joffre.

3.30pm: Landing parties returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - Ship refitting.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 326 lbs]


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15 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instruction - remainder of hands as requisite, ship refitting.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1207 lbs]


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16 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Hands as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 372 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2025 lbs]


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17 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Hands as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 378 lbs]


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18 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 242 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2651 lbs]


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19 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

9.0am: Read Warrant No 238.

am: Hands as requisite - ship refitting.

1.30pm: Leave to Red and White watches until 7am - Usual leave to boys - white watch.

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs]


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20 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Landed RC - C of E - Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church Parties.

1.30pm: Leave to white and blue watches until 7am. Usual leave to boys - blue watch.


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21 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 307 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1405 lbs]


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22 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Fresh Beef Received: 374 lbs, Vegetables Received: 940 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f45: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0207_1.jpg)


23 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Fresh Beef Received: 703 lbs]


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24 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMT “Haulwen”. Hands Made and Mended Clothes.


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25 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - Remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Fresh Beef Received: 387 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2350 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f48: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0209_0.jpg)


26 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Exercised Gunlayers at swinging target. Hands employed as requisite - ship refitting. Discharged 3 ratings to hospital.

1.0pm: Leave to white and blue watches until 7am. Usual leave to boys - blue watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Fresh Beef Received: 676 lbs]


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27 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

10.0am: Landed Roman Catholic - Wesleyan - Presbyterian - Church of England - Church Parties

1.0pm: Leave to blue and red watches until 7am. Usual leave to boys - red watch.


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28 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

[Fresh Beef Received: 326 lbs]


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29 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Fresh Beef Received: 332 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1993 lbs]


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30 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - Landed Guard of Honour - 100 men: remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Hands employed as requisite - ship refitting.

[Fresh Beef Received: 348 lbs]


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31 May 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Hands employed as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Discharged Mr Crennel - Chief Gunner RN to hospital.

[Fresh Beef Received: 346 lbs]


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[Log page not filled in]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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[Cover of Log for June 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in]


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1 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions. Acting Gun Layers 3 exercised at swinging target. Hands employed as requisite during refit.

1.0pm: Leave to Boys - blue watch.

5.0pm: Granted Leave to White and blue watches.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 372 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1365 lbs]


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2 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions. Hands employed as requisite.

11.45am: Closed B and C doors.

1.0pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

2.0pm: Granted Leave to Red and Blue watches.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Fresh Beef Received: 654 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f53: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0214_1.jpg)


3 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

9.0am: Divisions, Read Prayers.

11.45am: Closed B and C doors.

1.0pm: Granted Leave to Red and White watches and Boys of white watch.


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4 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes at Instructions, remainder of Hands employed scraping, painting and refitting ship.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations. Closed B and C doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 353 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1395 lbs]


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5 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Class to Instructions, remainder of Hands, painting, scraping, refitting Ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 337 lbs]


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6 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands as requisite refitting ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2028 lbs]


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7 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am and pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite during refitt [sic].

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 + 3 lbs]


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8 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am and 1.30pm: Training Classes to Instruction, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 296 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1383 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f59: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0217_1.jpg)


9 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

11.45am: Closed B and C Doors.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Granted Leave to Red and White Watches.

6.5pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Fresh Beef Received: 674 lbs]

[Weather mostly overcast and quiet, noon temperature 67F]


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10 June 1917

At Montreal [though not stated]

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

8.30am: Landed RC Church Party. 9.10am: Landed C of E Party. 9.20am: Divisions.

10.30am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians Landed.

11.45am: Closed B and C doors.

1.0pm: Granted Leave to White and Blue watches.

6.45pm: Closed B and C doors.


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11 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed scraping and painting and as requisite.

pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite during refitt [sic].

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 373 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1374 lbs]


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12 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

6.0am: Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

am: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite for refitting.

6.5pm: Exercised Fire Stations and Closed B and C doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 347 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f5d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0219_1.jpg)


13 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am and pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 lbs]


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14 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am and pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

3.0pm: 1 petty Officer joined ship, discharged from Hospital.

[Fresh Beef Received: 379 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2680 lbs]


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15 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am and pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Granted Leave to Boys of White watch.

4.30pm: Granted Leave to Red and White watches.

10.0pm: Joined the Ship from HMS Niobe 1 CPO and 8 ratings.

[Fresh Beef Received: 272 lbs]


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16 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

[Fresh Beef Received: 680 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1425 lbs]


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17 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

8.5am: RC church party landed.

9.10am: C of E party landed.

10.30am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians landed.

1.30pm: Granted leave to Red and Blue watches and Boys of the Red watch.

6.5pm: Exercised Fire Stations and Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 6]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f62: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0222_0.jpg)


18 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

8.30am: Read warrant No 241.

am: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Training Classes to Instructions, Gunlayers 3 exercised swinging Target, remainded [sic] of Hands employed as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 316 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f63: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0222_1.jpg)


19 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions, Remainder of Hands scraping, painting and as requisite during refitt [sic].

[Fresh Beef Received: 363 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1927 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f64: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0223_0.jpg)


20 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Boys of Red watch to School. Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands as requisite ship refitting.

[Fresh Beef Received: 444 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f65: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0223_1.jpg)


21 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am and pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 319 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f66: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0224_0.jpg)


22 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Another typical day in dock, all log entries shown here as example]

6.0am: Hands employed Cleaning Ship.

am and pm: Training Classes to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite for refit.

0.30pm: Granted Leave to Boys of Blue watch.

4.30pm: Granted Leave to White and Blue watches.

6.10pm: Exercised Fire Stations and Closed B and C doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 354 lbs, Vegetables 2040 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f67: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0224_1.jpg)


23 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

{Fresh Beef Received: 636 lbs]


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24 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

8.5am: Landed RC church party.

9.10am: Landed C of E party. 9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.


4caf8649cadfd34197014f69: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0225_1.jpg)


25 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Nothing of note in log, refitting continues]

[Fresh Beef Received: 343 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1397 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f6a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0226_0.jpg)


26 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes to Instructions, Boys of White watch to School, Gunlayers 2 and 3 at swinging Target, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 367 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f6b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0226_1.jpg)


27 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

9.0am: Landed Small Arm Parties for drill, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 381 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2830 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f6c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0227_0.jpg)


28 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes and Boys to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed Painting Ship and as requisite.

pm: Training Classes to Instructions. Special Class of Boys under examination. Hands employed as requisite.

[Fresh Beef Received: 354 lbs, Vegetables Received: 391 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f6d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0227_1.jpg)


29 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Training Classes and Boys to Instructions, remainder of Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Cloths [Clothes].

[Fresh Beef Received: 328 lbs]


4caf8649cadfd34197014f6e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM53-39993/0228_0.jpg)


30 June 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

am: Small Arms Companys [sic] landed for drill. 1 AB discharged to Hospital. Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands Mak[e] and Mend Clothes.

[Fresh Beef Received: 716 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1445 lbs]



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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[Cover of Log for July 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Blank page]

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[Page not filled in]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Divisions. Landed C of E - Roman Catholic and Presbyterian Church parties.

0.30pm: Leave to Blue Watch until 7am.

6.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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2 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

10.0am: Landed 300 Seamen and Marines for inspection by Lieutenant Governor.

1.0pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches until 7am, to Boys - Red Watch until 6.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 373 lbs]


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3 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder of Hands as requisite - ship refitting.

pm: Hands painting ship and as requisite.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 331 lbs, Vegetables 1351 lbs]


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4 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instruction - remainder of hands taking in water and painting ship.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 312 lbs]


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5 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 243.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 285 lbs, Vegetables 2029 lbs]


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6 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

[Nothing of note in log, refit continuing]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 280 lbs]


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7 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

pm: Usual leave to boys - blue watch. Usual week end leave - blue watch - leave to white watch until 7am.

7.15pm: Discovered and extinguished small fire in paint shop.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 619 lbs]


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8 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Landed C of E - RC - Wesleyan and Presbyterian Church parties.

11.0am: Received 15 ratings from “Niobe”.

1.30pm: Usual leave to red and blue watches - boys - blue watch.


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9 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Hands employed as requisite - ship refitting. Training classes at instructions.

pm: Hands as in forenoon.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 332 lbs, Vegetables 2126 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 815 tons]


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10 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

6.25am: Commenced coaling from lighters

am: Mr Frances John Jeffery, is hereby logged, that he was drunk on board on Thursday 5th July. [Signed] FJ Jeffery, Carpenter, WH D’Oyly, Captain.

1.30pm: Finished coaling, received 650 tons.

8.30pm: Received 4 ratings from depôt.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 314 lbs, Vegetables 1575 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1454 tons]


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11 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 244 - 245.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 336 lbs]


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12 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Carried out Basin steam trial. Hands variously employed.

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands employed as requisite.

6.30pm: Mr Crennel - Chief Gunner RN left ship. Discharged 1 rating for passage to England.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 324 lbs]


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13 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands as requisite - ship refitting.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 330 lbs]


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14 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

[Nothing on note in log on this Saturday, still refitting]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 749 lbs, Vegetables 2598 lbs]


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15 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

[Nothing of note in log on this Sunday]


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16 July 1917

At Montreal

Lat 45.50, Long -73.55

[Canadian Vickers]

am: Life-buoys tested - passed correct. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands variously employed.

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.30pm: Leave to white and blue watches until 9.30pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1017 lbs, Vegetables 4373 lbs]


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17 July 1917

From Montreal to and at Quebec

Lat 46.43, Long -72.26 [rough estimate as no position information in log]

[Draught of water leaving: Fore 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 7”]

4.20am: Cast off from Canadian Vickers Wharf.

4.40am: Turned as requisite - proceeded down the river - course and speed as requisite.

am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised “Collision” and “Fire” stations.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.33pm: Came to with starboard bower in 15.5 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Wireless Mast N78W, Citadel Flag Staff N45W, Convent N85E]

[Draught on Entering: Fore 26’ 5”, Aft 25’ 7”]

[Distance run through the Water: 70.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 July 1917

At Quebec

Lat 46.80, Long -71.20 [estimated]

[At Single anchor]

6.0am: Hands ammunitioning ship. Received 1 deserter.

am: Hands ammunitioning ship throughout.

pm: Training classes at instruction - remainder of hands preparing ship for sea.

4.30pm: Special leave to Chief and first class POs until 8pm.

[Distance run through the Water: 46.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 700 lbs]


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19 July 1917

From Quebec to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 47.64, Long -70.11 [estimated]

[Position 8.0am: River St Lawrence]

[Draught of water leaving: Fore 26’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”]

5.17am: Weighed and proceeded Course and speed as requisite down the river.

9.40am: Encountered fog.

am: Exercised “General Quarters” - “Abandon ship stations” - “Work Main Derrick by hand”.

11.0am: Speed as requisite for anchoring off Murray Bay. 11.5am: Came to with port bower in 24 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Pan Pic [presumably Pointe-au-Pic] N59W, St Eleana [?] Cross N28W, Cap à l’aigle N8E]

1.25pm: Weighed. 1.30pm: Proceeded - 75 revs - Course as requisite.

4.40pm: Slow - swing ship for adjustment of Compasses.

5.20pm: Finished swinging - shaped Course N65E - 75 revs.

7.10pm: Altered course N85E. 7.25pm: Altered course East.

7.39pm: Bicquette Light Abeam - South 1.5 miles.

9.5pm: Stopped - disembarked pilot. 9.10pm: Proceeded Course N33E - 75 revs.

9.45pm: Altered course N87E.

11.3pm: Sighted River Matane Light S79E.

[Distance run through the Water: 67.5 miles]

[Noon Position] [Murray Bay]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist or fog in am, fine or cloudy in pm, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 67F]


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20 July 1917

From Murray Bay to Halifax

Lat 48.85, Long -64.08 [Lat corrected from that shown in log]

0.45am: River Matane Light abeam.

4.38am: Altered course S67E.

8.27am: Altered course S43E.

10.10am: Altered course S27E.

10.42am: Fame Point Abeam 5 miles.

11.10am: Altered course S38E - Commenced steam trial - 93 revs.

3.5pm: 75 revs.

9.42pm: Sighted Bird Rocks Light S19W.

10.30pm: Bird Rocks Light abeam 14.5 miles - altered course S23E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 268 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray 114 degrees - 205 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 July 1917

From Murray Bay to Halifax

Lat 46.03, Long -59.35

3.0am: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

4.0am: Altered course S4W.

9.22am: Commenced Sounding. 9.30am: Altered course S50W.

1.30pm: Altered course S75W.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Distance of Halifax 220 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog through middle of day, rain in evening]


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22 July 1917

From Murray Bay to Halifax

Lat 44.25, Long -63.03

0.15am: Altered course N87W.

3.0am: Advanced Clocks 15 minutes.

8.0am: Altered course N88E - 39 revs.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

10.0am: Altered course S88W.

Noon: Altered course N88E.

0.50pm: Stopped. 1.10pm: Slow ahead. 1.35pm: Stopped. 1.45pm: Slow ahead.

2.30pm: Altered course S88W.

4.30pm: Altered course N88E.

9.45pm: Stopped. 9.55pm: Proceeded 39 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 208.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 305 degrees - 26 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Foggy from noon to 8pm]


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23 July 1917

From Murray Bay to Halifax

Lat 44.27, Long -63.12

0.25am: Altered course S88W - 57 revs.

4.0am: 39 revs.

10.0am: Altered course N88E.

Noon: Altered course S88W.

1.0pm: Altered course North - 51 revs.

1.36pm: Sighted outer Light Vessel N16W.

1.55pm: Altered course N25E.

2.30pm: Course and speed as requisite into Halifax.

3.25pm: Came to with port bower in 17 fathoms off Herring Cove.

[Anchor Bearings: Herring Bone Light House N64W, Sandwich Point N1E, Thrumcap Flag Staff N68E]

5.5pm: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite into harbour.

5.44pm: Let go port anchor. 5.46pm: Let go starboard anchor - Moored ship in 10.5 fathoms - 6 shackles on each - On Swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: Sugar refinery chimney N64W, Hospital S40W, Army and Navy Brewery N3E]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 24’ 4”, Aft 23’ 3”]

[Distance run through the Water: 150.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Chebucto Head 308 degrees - 22 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Thick fog in am, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 57F]


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24 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam Pinnace.

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands provisioning ship. Received 6 ratings from “Niobe”. Mr Duckett - Chief Gunner RN joined ship.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 247 - 248.

5.30pm: Received 50 Signal ratings from “Antrim”.

7.45pm: Collier “Inchona” secured alongside.

11.30pm: Picket boat drew fires.

[Distance run through the Water: 38.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 351 lbs, Vegetables 1080 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 878 tons]


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25 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat. Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Discharged 25 signal ratings to [HMS] “Kildonan Castle”.

8.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 24’ 5”, Aft 25’ 5”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 3”]

9.10pm: Finished coaling, received 850 tons.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 393 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1711 tons]


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26 July 1917

At Halifax

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

am: Lifebuoys tested - passed correct. Hands cleaning ship and drawing stores in dockyard.

1.30pm: Usual leave to boys red watch.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Red Watch until 10pm, Chief and First POs - [timeoff edge of page, possibly 10.30pm].

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 346 lbs, Vegetables 1290 lbs]


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27 July 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters. Training classes at instructions, remainder of hands as requisite preparing ship for sea.

pm: Training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands preparing ship for sea.

6.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

6.10pm: Unmoored - shortened to 2 shackles on starboard anchor.

6.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to turn ship in Bedford Basin.

7.15pm: Turned ship - proceeded out of harbour - Course and speed as requisite.

7.41pm: Passed through outer boom.

8.15pm: Passed Portuguese Shoal Buoy - Shaped Course S22E - 63 revs.

10.0pm: Altered course S30W.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 763 lbs, Vegetables 2070 lbs]


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28 July 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 42.07, Long -63.97

[Numerous changes in speed until 8.15am]

10.0am: Altered course S57W.

4.30pm: Dropped flag target - carried out practice from 6 inch and 12 pounder guns - Course as requisite.

5.0pm: Resumed Course S57W.

5.15pm and 7.15pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 172.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 241 degrees - 636 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog until 8am, then fine, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 58F]


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29 July 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 38.76, Long -68.33

4.35am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.0am: Altered course S87W.

am: Divisions - Performed Divine Service.

10.0am: Altered course S57W - 69 revs.

5.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

7.30pm: Ceased Zig-Zag - 63 revs. 8.0pm: Altered course S41W.

[Distance run through the Water: 290 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 253 degrees - 379 miles

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 76F]


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30 July 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 36.00, Long -70.83

4.25am: Commenced Zig-Zag - 69 revs.

9.0am: Altered course N83W.

9.50am: Dropped target - carried out target practice from 6 inch and 12 pounder guns - Course as requisite.

11.33am: Stopped - In target. 11.40am: Shaped Course N83W - Zig-Zag - 69 revs.

0.40pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

4.15pm: Dropped target - carried out submarine practice from 6 inch and 12 pounder guns.

4.50pm: Shaped Course N83W - 75 revs.

Midnight: Altered course N66W.

[Distance run through the Water: 259.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 282 degrees - 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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31 July 1917

From Halifax to Hampton Roads

Lat 36.65, Long -75.40

6.30am: Altered course N71W. 6.53am: 87 revs.

9.0am: Sounded 0/100. 9.10am: 0/100. 9.20am: 0/95. 9.40am: 50 fathoms.

Noon: Altered course N52W.

1.0pm: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

2.0pm: Course and speed as requisite into Hampton Roads.

4.10pm: Came to with starboard bower in 13 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 25’ 6”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Anchor Bearings: Monroe Fort Light N49E, Fort Wool Flag Staff S83E, Light Beacon N21W]

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 293.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Henry 299 degrees - 33 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 78F]


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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[Cover of Log for August 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log”. Signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33 [estimated]

[At Single anchor]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

am: Divisions - Prayers. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to Red Watch until 8pm.

9.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 53 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Weather fine, temperature peaked at 94F at 4pm]


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2 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

[At Single anchor]

am: Training classes at instruction - remainder of hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.30pm: Leave to White Watch until 8pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 418 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2910 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1231 tons]


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3 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

[At Single anchor]

5.30am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 11”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 26’ 7”, Aft 26’ 3”]

2.30pm: Completed coaling - received 504 tons.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 794 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1710 tons]


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4 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

[At Single anchor]

1.0pm: Discharged 18 signal ratings to SNO [Senior Naval Officer].

4.30pm: Leave to Red Watch.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 738 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2910 lbs]


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5 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

[At Single anchor]

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Leave to boys until 6pm. Leave to white watch until 8pm.

6.0pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1673 tons]


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6 August 1917

At Hampton Roads

Lat 36.99, Long -76.33

[At Single anchor]

6.15am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 1”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 6”]

10.30am: Completed with coal - received 210 tons.

am: Lent 13 ratings - for special duty.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 249 - 250.

6.0pm: Received 1 rating from [HMS] “Leviathan”.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1093 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3240 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1866 tons]


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7 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 37.00, Long -75.58

6.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 6”]

8.10am: Weighed starboard anchor, proceeded out of harbour - Course and speed as requisite.

10.25am: Passed Cape Henry No 2 buoy - Course N81E - 63 revs.

11.24am: Altered course N86E.

3.15pm: 51 revs - Convoy in station astern.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 4 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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8 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 37.78, Long -71.72

3.0am: Advanced clocks 4 minutes.

am: Prayers. Exercised “General Quarters” - “Fire stations”.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 76 degrees - 190 miles]

[Distance: TBD Rendezvous 2785 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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9 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 38.70, Long -67.36

3.0am: Advance clocks 8 minutes.

5.20am: Sighted USS “Birmingham”.

6.0am: SS Glen Afric [Glenaffric listed here] joined Convoy.

9.45am: Altered course S86E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 75 degrees - 213 miles]


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10 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 39.43, Long -63.07

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

am: Exercised “General Quarters”, “Fire Stations”.

4.0pm: Quarters - Exercised “Fire Stations”.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 78 degrees - 205 miles]

[Distance: TBD Rendezvous 2367 miles]


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11 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 39.43, Long -63.07

3.0am: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 80 degrees - 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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12 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 40.55, Long -54.65

3.0am: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 80 degrees - 209 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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13 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 41.02, Long -50.63

3.0am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Prepare to Abandon Ship”.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 81 degrees - 188 miles]

[Distance: TBD Rendezvous 1793 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 41.38, Long -46.10

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

4.0pm: Altered course N74E - 39 revs. Quarters. 4.18pm: 51 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 81 degrees - 203 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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15 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 43.18, Long -42.75

3.0am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 182 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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16 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 45.23, Long -40.05

3.0am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

am: Prayers.

4.0pm: Quarters - Physical Drill.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 5 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 46 degrees - 179 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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17 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 47.03, Long -37.33

3.0am: Advanced clocks 5 minutes.

9.33am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.28am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

10.0pm: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 46 degrees - 152 miles]

[Distance: TBD Rendezvous 963 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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18 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 49.07, Long -34.28

3.0am: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

9.50am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.50am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 46 degrees - 178 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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19 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 51.20, Long -30.97

3.0am: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

9.23am: Commenced Zig-Zag. Divisions.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service.

10.32am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

Midnight: Altered course N74E.

[Course and Distance made good: 45 degrees - 181 miles]

[Distance: TBD Rendezvous 598 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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20 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 53.37, Long -27.17

3.0am: Advanced clocks 6 minutes.

4.0pm: Altered course N46E - 39 revs. Quarters. 4.15pm: 48 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 4 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 46 degrees - 189 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 55.97, Long -25.05

3.0am: Advanced clocks 4 minutes.

7.0am: Closed ships in columns to 3 cables.

10.0am: Altered course N79E - 54 revs. 10.30am: Altered course S64E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 171.1 miles]

[Distance: RBD Rendezvous 287 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind south easterly then north easterly, force 5 or 6 all day. Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 54F]


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22 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 56.05, Long -21.43

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

4.0am: Altered course S66E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 88 degrees - 138 miles]

[Distance: TBD Rendezvous 148 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally north easterly then north westerly wind force 6 to 6-8 during day, sea state rough or very rough; rain at times, noon air and sea temperature 57F]


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23 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 56.13, Long -17.60

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

6.0am: Altered course S69E.

7.30am: Escort joined.

8.12am: Altered course S79E.

11.20am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

Noon: Ceased Zig-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 150.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Skerryvore 88 degrees - 354 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind north westerly or north easterly force 6 or 7 all day, sea state very rough or rough, rain for much of day]


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24 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 56.25, Long -11.92 [shown as estimated, rather than observed position]

Noon: Altered course S75E.

9.30pm: Commenced Sounding every half hour.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 175.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Skerryvore 90 degrees - 157 miles]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6 or 7 all day, sea state mostly very rough]


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25 August 1917

From Hampton Roads, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 55.7, Long -7.0

2.0am: Sounded 92 fathoms.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

6.0am: Altered course S27E.

6.40am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

11.0am: Altered course S50E.

1.30pm: Parted company with Convoy and escort - altered course S27E - commenced working up to 17 knots.

2.40pm: Challenged HMS Thorn.

3.0pm: Altacarry Head abeam - 3.7 miles - altered course S17E.

4.40pm: Altered course S5E.

6.56pm: South Rock Light abeam.

8.0pm: 93 revs - ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 179.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Oversay 110 degrees - 17 miles]

[Wind now south westerly and gradually reducing in force; weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 57F]


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26 August 1917

From Hampton Roads to and at Liverpool

Lat 53.41, Long -3.01 [rough estimate]

0.15am: Altered course S71E - 75 revs.

1.8am: Altered course S46E.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

3.40am: Passed Swept Channel buoy - altered course N56E.

5.2am: Stopped - Embarked pilot.

5.45am: Proceeded - Course and speed as requisite into Liverpool.

7.35am: Came to with starboard bower in 12.5 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 6”]

4.35pm: Weighed and proceeded into Alfred Dock Basin assisted by tugs.

5.0pm: Entered basin.

5.25pm: Fast alongside No 1 Basin.

[Distance run through the Water: 224.4 miles]


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27 August 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02 [estimated]

[Alfred Dock Basin]

am: Divisions - Prayers. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands employed as requisite and preparing ship for coaling.

1.30pm: Leave to White and Blue watches until 7am - Boys 6pm.

pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital and 1 rating from Service. Artificer Engineer Mr Cansfield RN joined ship. Chief Mechanician Mr Roycroft RN left ship.

[Fresh Beef Received: 358 lbs, Vegetables Received: 896 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 545 tons]


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28 August 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock Basin]

6.45am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

7.0pm: Ceased coaling.

7.30pm: Leave to blue and red watches until 7am.

[Fresh Beef Received: 322 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1120 lbs]


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29 August 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock Basin]

6.0am: Re-commenced coaling.

[Draught before coaling: Fore 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 6”. Draught after coaling: Fore 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 3”]

11.0am: Completed coaling - received 1255 tons.

0.30pm: Temporary Engineer Sub-Lieutenant Simpson Royal Navy joined ship.

3.0pm: Leave to red and white watches until 7am.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 251.

5.30pm: Received 61 ratings from Devonport Depôt.

11.0pm: Discharged 13 ratings to depôt.

[Fresh Beef Received: 1918 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5390 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1780 tons]


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30 August 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock Basin]

am: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands Made and Mended Clothes.

6.30pm: Leave to white and blue watches until 7am.


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31 August 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney Cape Breton

Lat 53.46, Long -3.37 [rough estimate]

0.30am: Received 7 ratings from Devonport Depôt.

7.0am: Hands ammunitioning and preparing ship for sea.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 27’ 6”, Aft 26’ 7”]

9.45am: Cast off from No 1 Basin.

10.0am: Passed out of Alfred Dock Basin assisted by tugs - proceeded down river - Course and speed as requisite.

11.20am: Stopped - Dropped Pilot.

11.35am: Passed Bar Light Vessel - Shaped Course S84W - 105 revs.

0.59pm: Altered course N61W.

1.45pm: Joined Convoy - HMS “Isis” - SS “Carmania” and [HMS] “Gloucestershire” [see also her log for this date] - speed as requisite.

2.35pm: Altered course N76W. 2.40pm: 81 revs - Commenced Zig-Zag.

4.20pm: Altered course S32W.

7.48pm: Took stations 5 cables on starboard beam of “Gloucestershire” - 93 revs.

8.0pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. 8.20pm: 81 revs.

11.0pm: Altered course S75W - 63 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 26 miles]


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LOG BOOK –SEPTEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for September 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log.”]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB [Cape Breton]

Lat 50.71, Long -9.10

5.10am: Sighted “Carmania”. Course and speed as requisite to take station astern.

6.0am: 69 revs - Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.48am: Altered course S76W.

5.30pm: Retard clocks 30 minutes.

7.0pm: Clocks retarded 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 318.2 miles]

[Distance: RV 239 degrees - 360 miles]


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2 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 48.28, Long -15.04

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

3.0pm: Parted Company with escort.

5.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

6.30pm: Altered course N61W - 87 revs - parted company with Convoy.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

8.0pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

[Course and Distance made good: 233 degrees - 242 miles]

[Distance: Sydney - CB - 1889 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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3 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 47.93, Long -22.89

4.45am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.0am: Altered course N63W.

Noon: Altered course N64W - Ceased Zig-Zag.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

11.0pm: 63 revs - to secure Fore Turret. 11.10pm: 75 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 327 miles]


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4 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 47.75, Long -29.65

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Close WT Doors” - “Work Main Derrick by hand” - Stations for “Abandon Ship”.

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 252 - 253 - 254 - 255 - 256 - 257 - 258 - 259.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various - 272 miles]


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5 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 47.37, Long -36.58

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Distance: Sydney CB 1008 miles]


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6 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 46.68, Long -42.27

4.0am: Altered course N73W.

8.10am: Altered course N84W.

10.30am: Altered course S30W.

2.50pm: Altered course S55W.

4.40pm: Altered course N70W.

5.30pm and 6.58pm: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 174 miles]

[Distance made good: About 282 miles]

[Wind southerly, then south westerly, then westerly force 9 to 10-12 from 7am to noon, with sea state high to very high; winds north westerly in pm, reducing from force 7-9 to 5 and sea reducing from high to rough. Weather mostly fine (though squally); noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 67F]


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7 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 45.80, Long -46.38

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

Midnight: Altered course N52W.

[Distance run through the Water: 214.5 miles]

[Distance: Sydney CB 590 miles]


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8 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 45.63, Long -53.83

4.4am: Altered course as requisite to secure Main Derrick. 4.12am: Resumed Course N52W.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 313 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 278 degrees - 267 miles]


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9 September 1917

From Liverpool to Sydney CB

Lat 46.16, Long -60.20 [estimated]

6.47am: Altered course West. 7.0am: Altered course North. 7.13am: Altered course N53W.

7.30am: Observed Flint Island Light House bearing N79W.

9.45am: Course and speed as requisite into Sydney Harbour.

10.25am: Passed boom.

10.45am: Stopped - turned ship assisted by tug and proceeded alongside.

[Draught of water Entering harbour and before coaling: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 24’ 9”]

11.25am: Fast Alongside No 3 Coaling Jetty.

1.20pm: Commenced Coaling.

[Distance run through the Water: 285.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 599 tons]

[Weather fine and quiet, noon temperature 60F]


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10 September 1917

At Sydney CB

Lat 46.16, Long -60.21 [estimated]

0.15am: Completed Coaling - received 1183 tons.

[Draught of water after Coaling: Fore 26’ 9”, Aft 25’ 11”]

[Anchor Bearings: Amelia Point S89W, Battery Point Light S22E, North Coaling Pier N58E]

11.20am: Cast off from Coaling Jetty and proceeded to anchorage under control of tugs.

0.25pm: Let go starboard anchor in 9 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

7.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.0pm: Banked fires in steam pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 873 lbs, Vegetables 2660 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1772 tons]


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11 September 1917

At Sydney CB

Lat 46.16, Long -60.21

[At Single anchor]

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands cleaning ship and securing gear for sea. Received 1 prisoner from SS “Turcoman” [listed here].

pm: Discharged 22 ratings for special service. Training Classes at instruction - remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. 4.30pm: Leave to Chief and First Class Petty Officers until 8pm.

10.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat - banked fires in steam pinnace.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1980 lbs, Vegetables 6700 lbs]


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12 September 1917

From and at Sydney CB, Convoying

Lat 46.20, Long -60.22 [estimated]

9.0am: “Away all boats’ crews” sent assistance to Russian Armed Yacht “Cyprus” - on fire.

10.55am: Weighed and proceeded to new anchorage to clear Yacht “Cyprus”.

11.24am: Let go starboard anchor in 9.75 fathoms veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Edward Point N45W, Victoria Pier N53E, Liscombe Point [Liscomb Point] S60E]

0.20pm: Weighed and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite out of Sydney Harbour.

1.30pm: Passed Whistle Buoy - Course S80E - 57 revs.

5.30pm: Convoy in station - Course S60E - 45 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.


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13 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 46.34, Long -55.95

3.0am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill.

Noon: Altered course S58E.

4.30pm: Course and speed as requisite to take Azimuths. 5.0pm: Course S59E - 51 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 172 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race 81 degrees - 120 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 46.78, Long -51.42

0.40am: Sighted Cape Race Light N63E (Compass).

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

3.45am: Cape Race Light N1E.

6.0pm: Altered course N83E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 196 miles]

[Distance: Destroyer RV 1453 miles]

[Wind northerly or north westerly force 4 for most of day, weather fine, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 57F]


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15 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 45.40, Long -47.52

3.0am and 11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 58 degrees - 186 miles]


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16 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 49.97, Long -43.38

3.0am: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

am: Performed Divine Service.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 60 degrees - 188 miles]


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17 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 51.13, Long -39.23

3.0am: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

9.31am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Collision” and “Fire” Stations.

10.50am: Ceased Zig-Zag - Convoy stopped - Closed SS “Denby Grange” - Sent Medical Assistance - Course and speed as requisite.

11.48am: Course and speed as requisite to regain station.

0.15pm: Convoy proceeded - Course S87E - 5 knots.

4.30pm: In station - Course S87E - 33 revs.

4.40pm: 48 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 66 degrees - 173 miles]

[Distance: TBD RV - 910 miles]


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18 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 52.47, Long -35.11

3.0am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite to close “City of Canton”. 8.5am: Convoy stopped.

8.35am: Sent away sea-boat - discharged 1 Signalman.

9.0am: Hoisted sea-boat - proceeded course and speed as requisite to regain station in Convoy.

9.25am: Convoy proceeded 5 knots.

am: Divisions. Prayers. Read “Articles of War” and “Court Martial returns”.

10.0am: In station - Course S87E - 48 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 63 degrees - 174 miles]


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19 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 53.75, Long -30.43

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

11.5am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

0.30pm: Ceased Zig-Zag - 48 revs.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 65 degrees - 184 miles]

[Distance: TBD RV 553 miles]


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20 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 54.73, Long -25.52

3.0am: Advanced clocks 10 minutes.

9.30am: Commenced Zig-Zag. Exercised “Close WT Doors” - “Prepare to Abandon Ship”.

3.20pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. 3.30pm: Altered course 8 points to starboard together. 3.48pm: Altered course 8 points to port together. 4.0pm: Altered course S80E - Commenced Zig-Zag.

6.8pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 71 degrees - 181 miles]


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21 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 55.52, Long -22.42

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

11.0am: Advanced clocks 4 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 145.5 miles]

[Distance made good: About 117 miles]

[Distance: TBD RV About 255 miles]

[Wind south westerly in am, north westerly from noon, force 6 to 6-8 with rough sea from 8am to 8pm, weather mostly fine or overcast, noon air and sea temperature 55F]


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22 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 58.55, Long -19.78

3.0am: Advanced clocks 4 minutes.

5.20am: Altered course N18W - 27 revs. 5.40am: 24 revs. Ship “Hove To”.

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite to take station at head of Convoy.

9.0am: Altered course S74E - 39 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 134.7 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 92 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: 82 degrees - 164 miles]


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23 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 56.25, Long -14.45

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

5.55am: Speed as requisite to get in station. 6.5am: In Station 43 revs.

7.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.10pm: Cease Zig-Zag. TBD Escort joined.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 187 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Inishtrahull 102 degrees - 247 miles]


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24 September 1917

From Sydney CB, at Sea - Convoying

Lat 55.83, Long -9.45

3.0am: Clocks advanced 12 minutes.

6.0am: Altered course S59E.

9.0am: Altered course S17E.

10.15am: Altered course N81E.

1.48pm: Altered course S51E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 11 minutes.

11.34pm: Altered course S25E.

[Distance run through the Water: 177.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Inishtrahull 108 degrees - 80 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 September 1917

From Sydney CB to Liverpool

Lat 53.46, Long -3.07 [rough estimate]

2.12am: Altered course S5E.

2.40am: Maidens Light Abeam.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 11 minutes.

3.45am: Black Head Abeam.

5.15am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.52am: Altered course N82E - 99 revs - Ceased Zig-Zag.

0.15pm: Stopped off Bar Light Vessel. 0.20pm: Received Pilot - proceeded - Course and speed as requisite.

1.35pm: Let go starboard anchor 11.75 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[Anchored off Liverpool Landing Stage]

[Draught of water entering harbour: Fore 24’ 1”, Aft 25’ 1”]

4.16pm: Weighed and proceeded to Alfred Dock - Birkenhead - assisted by tugs.

5.20pm: Fast alongside.

[Distance run through the Water: 300.2 miles]


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26 September 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02 [estimated]

[Alfred Dock]

am: Ship’s Company proceeded on leave - “Care and Maintenance” Party from Devonport Depôt took charge of ship.

[No weather data from pm onwards]

pm: Read Warrants Nos 261 - 262 - 263 - 264 - 265 - 266 - 267 - 268. Discharged 8 prisoners to HMS “Eagle”.

[Distance run through the Water: 18 miles]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 96 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 599 tons]


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27 September 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

am: Captain Warren Hastings D’Oyly Royal Navy left ship - sick.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 40 lbs, Vegetables 336 lbs]


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28 September 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

[Nothing in log apart from Fuel details]


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29 September 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

[Nothing in log apart from Fuel details]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 558 tons]


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30 September 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

[Nothing in log apart from Fuel details]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1784 tons]


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for October 1917. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log.”]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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1 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

[Nothing in log apart from Fuel details and:]

am: Care and Maintenance Party in charge.


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2 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

7.0am: Ship’s Company returned to ship. Coal received: 1240 tons.

[Weather data resumed from 8am]

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands ammunitioning ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Blue and White Watches until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 436 lbs, Vegetables 1120 lbs, Bread 800 lbs]


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3 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

am and pm: Hands painting ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Blue and Red Watches until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 771 lbs, Vegetables 2016 lbs, Bread 600 lbs]

[Weather mostly overcast, noon temperature 56F]


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4 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

am: Hands provisioning ship and as requisite. Received 2 ratings from depôt.

pm: Hands provisioning ship and as requisite. Received 20 ratings from depôt.

4.30pm: Leave to Red and White Watches until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 326 lbs, Vegetables 2240 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1614 tons]


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5 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

6.15am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

am: Blue watch employed painting and cleaning ship.

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 139 tons.

0.30pm: Received 14 ratings from depôt.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

4.30pm: Leave to Blue and White Watches until 7am.

6.0pm: Received 4 ratings from depôt. Red Watch employed taking in Bosun’s stores.

8.30pm: Received Carpenters and Engineers stores.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 296 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1738 tons]


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6 October 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

am: 1 Rating discharged to depôt. Hands cleaning ship and drawing stores.

pm: Hands cleaning and painting ship and drawing stores.

4.30pm: Leave to Red and Blue Watches until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1892 lbs, Vegetables 5600 lbs]


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7 October 1917

From and at Liverpool, to Milford Haven

Lat 53.40, Long -3.02

[Alfred Dock]

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

11.0am: Discharged 1 rating to depôt.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 0”]

2.30pm: Passed out of Alfred Dock Basin - assisted by tugs Victoria and Trafalgar. 2.35pm: Proceeded course and speed as requisite down the river.

4.0pm: Passed Bar Light Vessel, Course S85W - 90 revs.

5.53pm: Altered course N62W.

7.54pm: Altered course West.

8.50pm: Altered course S25W.

Midnight: Altered course S44W.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1628 tons]


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8 October 1917

From and at Milford Haven to Halifax NS [Nova Scotia]

Lat 51.70, Long -5.14 [estimated]

4.7am: Altered course S50W.

6.15am: Altered course S23E.

6.37am: Course and speed as requisite entering harbour.

7.17am: Came to with port bower in 7 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Dale Point Beacon S84W, Watch House Point N9E, Great Castle lower Light N85E.

9.40am: Commenced coaling from SS “Fairmuir”.

10.45am: Completed with Coal - received 100 tons.

11.30am: Lieutenant Macfarlane RNR left ship.

[Draught of water before Coaling: Fore 26’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”. Draught of water after Coaling: Fore 27’ 1”, Aft 26’ 0”]

pm: Received 2 ratings from depôt. Hands preparing ship for sea.

5.50pm: Weighed - proceeded - Course and speed as requisite.

6.10pm: Came to in 13 fathoms with starboard anchor to clear port anchor - foul.

7.10pm: Weighed - proceeded slow - Course as requisite while securing cables.

7.27pm: 75 revs. 7.30pm: Helm jammed - full speed astern. 7.33pm: Proceeded Course as requisite - 75 revs.

8.5pm: Cleared Swept Channel - Shaped Course S85W.

8.45pm: Destroyer Escort, USSs “Tucker” and “Allen” took station astern.

[Distance run through the Water: 209.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 685 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1628 tons]

[North westerly wind force 7 or 7-8 from 8pm, sea rough or very rough]


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9 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 50.88, Long -8.45

10.7am: Sounded - 60 fathoms. 10.27am: 58 fathoms.

Noon: Altered course N88W.

5.0pm and 7.0pm: Clocks retarded 27 minutes.

11.0pm: Starboard Lifebuoy washed overboard.

[Distance run through the Water: 167.9 miles]

[Distance: RV 356 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind mostly north westerly force 6 to 8 for most of day, with rough or very rough sea; weather mostly fine, noon temperature 53F, sea temperature 54F]


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10 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 48.85, Long -15.42

7.0am: Hove to on N20E to secure boat. 7.15am: Resumed Course and speed.

10.0am: Altered course N62W - TBD Escort parted Company.

4.45pm: Connected CT [Conning Tower] steering gear.

5.0pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

5.17pm: Altered course N10E - 45 revs - Secured starboard sea-boat. 5.29pm: Resumed Course and speed - Connected Fore Bridge steering gear. 6.0pm: Altered course N62W.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 282 miles]

[Distance: Halifax 1987 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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11 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 49.01, Long -22.53

am: Prayers - Exercised Fire Stations.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 276 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind and sea slightly moderating in am but westerly force 6 to 7-8 in pm, with very rough sea]


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12 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 45.85, Long -28.14

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 221 miles]


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13 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 48.50, Long -34.57

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: About 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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14 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 47.35, Long -40.58

am: Performed Divine Service.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: About 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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15 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 46.44, Long -46.92

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters and Collision Stations.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 265 miles]

[Distance: Halifax 725 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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16 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 45.23, Long -53.22

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Commenced Sounding.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 275 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Whistle Buoy 264 degrees - 434 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7[


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17 October 1917

From Milford Haven to Halifax NS

Lat 44.78, Long -59.42

5.30pm: Clocks retarded 9 minutes.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 263 degrees - 274 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Whistle Buoy 263 degrees - 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 October 1917

From Milford Haven to and at Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

6.50am: Observed Whistle Buoy bearing N79W.

7.20am: Whistle Buoy Abeam.

8.15am: Course and speed as requisite into Halifax Harbour.

8.55am: Passed through inner boom.

9.15am: Stopped - Moored ship - 6 shackles on each in 12 fathoms. 9.35am: On Swivel.

[Anchor Bearings: Army and Navy Brewery N5E, Pumping House Chimney West, Exhibition Building S80E]

am: 1 rating discharged to depot.

11.30am: Commenced coaling from SS “Jedmore” [Jedmoor].

4.30pm: 4 ratings joined from “Niobe”. Temporary Engineer Sub-Lieutenant Johnston RN joined ship.

6.10pm: Ceased coaling for the might - received 755 tons.

8.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

10.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 191.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Draught of water on entering harbour: Fore 23’ 9”, Aft 24’ 9”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 389 tons]


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19 October 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

6.0am: Re-Commenced coaling.

11.10am: Completed coaling - received 1400 tons.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 27’ 0”, Aft 26’ 3”]

4.30pm: Leave to Red and first part white watches until 7am.

7.0pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list :8]

[Provisions received: Fresh meat 724 lbs, Vegetables 1080 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1769 tons]


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20 October 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

9.0am: Read Warrants Nos 268 - 269 - 270 - 271 - 272 - 273.

pm: Hands provisioning ship.

4.30pm: Leave to blue and first part white watches until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 846 lbs, Vegetables 1080 lbs]


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21 October 1917

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

am: 50 ratings taking passage to “Bermuda” discharged to RMS “Caraquette” [Caraquet]. Landed RC - Wesleyan - Presbyterian Church parties.

9.30am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Leave to Red Watch until 10pm, Boys 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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22 October 1917

From and at Halifax NS, to New York

Lat 44.66, Long -63.56

[Moored in A Berth]

am: Divisions. Prayers. Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands employed as requisite.

0.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Draught of water on leaving harbour: Fore 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 0”]

1.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to “Gloucestershire” for passage to England.

2.50pm: Weighed port anchor shortened to 4 shackles on starboard anchor.

3.40pm: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded out of harbour Course and speed as requisite.

4.37pm: Passed outer boom.

5.0pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

5.12pm: Passed Portuguese Shoal Buoy, Course S23E - 69 revs.

6.0pm: Altered course S30W - 51 revs.

7.30pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1593 lbs, Vegetables 5565 lbs]


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23 October 1917

From Halifax NS to New York

Lat 41.66, Long -64.96

4.0am: Altered course S64W.

5.30pm and 7.30pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

Midnight: Altered course N81W.

[Distance run through the Water: 213.9 miles]

[Distance: Ambrose Light Vessel 440 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 October 1917

From Halifax NS to New York

Lat 39.95, Long -70.03

am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised “Prepare to Abandon Ship - Work Main Derrick by Hand”.

11.35am: Sounded 0/130.

3.0pm: Sounded 0/100.

4.0pm: Sounded 0/120. 4.30pm: Sounded 120 fathoms (approximately). 5.0pm: Altered course N62W.

5.30pm: Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

7.12pm: 54 revs. Clocks retarded 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 265.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel 283 degrees - 146 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 51F]


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25 October 1917

From Halifax NS to and at New York

Lat 40.74, Long -74.02 [rough estimate as no indication where ship is moored]

[Position 8.0am: Approaching Ambrose Light Vessel]

3.30am: Fire Island Light bearing N44W.

5.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

8.30am: Ambrose Light Vessel Abeam - Course and speed as requisite.

8.50am: Stopped - Picked up Pilot. 9.0am: Proceeded.

11.28am: Stopped - Moored ship in 8 fathoms - 5 shackles on each.

[Anchor Bearings: [blank]]

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.30pm: Leave to Red and White Watches until 7am.

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

Midnight: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 213.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Draught of water Entering harbour: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 26’ 3”]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1417 tons]


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26 October 1917

At New York

Lat 40.74, Long -74.02

[Moored in North River]

8.55am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

4.30pm: Leave to white and blue watches until 7am.

[Draught of water before coaling: Fore 25’ 9”, Aft 26’ 3”. Draught of water after coaling: Fore 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 7”]

5.30pm: Finished coaling, received 420 tons]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1052 lbs, Vegetables 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1820 tons]

[Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 52F]


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27 October 1917

At New York

Lat 40.74, Long -74.02

[Moored in North River]

am: Discharged 12 ratings for special service. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.30pm: Leave to POs and CPOs until 10pm.

6.30pm: Mr Pink, Warrant Engineer, Joined ship from “Leviathan” [see also her log for this day] for passage to England.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 894 lbs, Vegetables 4500 lbs]


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28 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 40.28, Long -73.32 [very rough estimate as no noon position in log]

0.30am: Banked fires in steam pinnace.

6.0am: Embarked Pilot.

6.35am: Unmoored - Weighed starboard anchor, shortened 4 shackles port anchor.

7.40am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded - Course and speed as requisite.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 27’ 4”, Aft 26’ 7”]

9.35am: Stopped - dropped pilot. 9.45am: Proceeded - Course S68E - 75 revs.

11.40am: In station - ahead of Convoy Course S68E - 33 revs.

4.30pm: Escort parted Company.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 21 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 47.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 39.87, Long -68.85

3.0am: Advanced clocks 21 minutes.

8.42am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

11.42am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course N89E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 98 degrees - 210 miles]

[Distance: TBD RV 2410 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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30 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 41.04, Long -64.33

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

6.0am: Altered course S89E.

9.15am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

10.45am: Ceased Zig-Zag. Exercised “Abandon ship - work main derrick by hand”.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 71 degrees - 218 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9


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31 October 1917

From New York to England

Lat 42.13, Long -59.87

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

9.55am: 54 revs. Exercised “Prepare for Action and General Quarters”.

11.0am: Replaced Gear.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 72 degrees - 211 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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[Left hand side of cover of Log for November 1917, “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log.”]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page for details of Barometer and Thermometers, not filled in]


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1 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 43.35, Long -55.32

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

10.40pm: Dense fog - streamed fog buoy - sounded Siren.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 213.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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2 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 44.82, Long -50.65

1.26am: Sounded - 78 fathoms (132 wire). 1.35am: 65 fathoms.

2.0am: Fog lifted. 2.15am: 54 fathoms.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

6.30am: All ships of Convoy in sight. 6.45am: Hauled fog buoy in.

am: Exercised General Quarters. Gunnery training and Signalling classes to instructions.

Noon: Altered course N75E.

5.0pm: Passed wreckage.

11.0am: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 67 degrees - 220 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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3 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 47.15, Long -46.82

3.0am: Advanced clock 8 minutes.

0.40pm: Fog came on - streamed fog buoy.

5.0pm: Fog lifted sighted all ships in Convoy.

6.0pm: Hauled in fog buoy.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: About 213 miles]

[Distance: TBD RV 1341 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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4 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 49.33, Long -42.30 [shown as Estimated, rather than Observed]

3.0am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

6.30am: Sighted all ships of Convoy.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

11.30am: Exercised Conning Tower steering gear.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 241 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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5 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 51.35, Long -38.12

0.30am: Altered course S74E to avoid to [sic] steamer.

1.20am: Resumed position in Convoy - Course N86E.

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

6.30am: Sighted all ships of Convoy.

9.6am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

am: Seamanship - Gunnery - Signal classes to instructions.

11.6am: Ceased Zig-Zag.

Noon: Altered course S88E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 213.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 4 for most of day but force 6-7 at midnight. Weather mostly fine, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 52F]


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6 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 52.92, Long -32.90

3.0am: Advanced clocks 9 minutes.

6.40am: Sighted all ships of Convoy.

11.13am: Changed over steering engines.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 64 degrees - 214 miles]

[Distance: TBD RV 707 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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7 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 54.34, Long -28.27

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

7.0am: Sighted all ships of Convoy.

Noon: Altered course N80E.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 62.5 degrees - 186 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North westerly wind force 6-7 at 8pm and midnight]


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8 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 55.82, Long -24.45

3.0am: Advanced clocks 7 minutes.

6.45am: Sighted 10 ships of Convoy.

7.10am: Hove to - Course WNW - 45 revs.

7.45am: All ships of Convoy in sight, 42 revs.

9.40am: Altered course N70W.

0.30pm: Altered course N50W.

[Distance run through the Water: 175.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind still north westerly - force 7 to 9 all day, sea very rough to high]


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9 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 55.95, Long -26.33

7.30am: Sighted 5 ships of Convoy. 7.50am: Altered course S62E - 51 revs.

8.30am: 10 ships of Convoy in sight.

Noon: 13 ships of Convoy in sight.

2.55pm: 60 revs, altered course S55E.

3.0pm: SS Mexico [there are several possibilities for this ship, most likely the one listed here] rejoined Convoy.

4.0pm: Quarters. 14 ships of Convoy in sight.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the Water: 82.9 miles]

[Course and Distance made good: 288 degrees - 30 miles]

Distance: TBD RV 397 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind and sea much moderated today]


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10 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 55.87, Long -19.08

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

7.0am: 14 ships of Convoy in sight.

8.0am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

4.0pm: Quarters - Ceased Zig-Zag.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 92 degrees - 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: TBD RV 89 degrees - 187 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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11 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 55.87, Long -12.80

3.0am: Advanced clocks 12 minutes.

7.30am: Sighted 5 ships of Convoy.

8.30am: 14 ships of Convoy in sight.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

11.0pm: Advanced clocks 17 minutes.

Midnight: Commenced sounding.

[Distance run through the Water: 210.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Oversay 94 degrees - 214 miles]


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12 November 1917

From New York to England

Lat 55.58, Long -7.11

3.0am: Advanced clocks 17 minutes.

7.0am: Sighted 14 ships of Convoy.

7.20am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

9.30am: Sighted Escort.

11.0am: Sighted land S10W.

11.55am: Altered course S45E.

2.45pm: Sighted Rathlin Island. Two sloops joined escort.

4.10pm: Ceased Zig-Zag.

5.30pm: Escort parted Company.

7.10pm: Commenced working up to 111 revs.

7.15pm: Convoy dispersed. 7.20pm: Altered course S8W. 7.30pm: 111 Revs.

8.50pm: Skulmartin Light Abeam 5.8 miles - altered course S57E.

11.40pm: Altered course S3W.

[Distance run through the Water: 187.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Altacarry Head 117 degrees - 36 miles]


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13 November 1917

From New York to England and at Liverpool

Lat 53.58, Long -3.21 [rough estimate]

3.0am: Altered course S70E. 3.18am: Stopped. 3.30am: Proceeded S40E - 39 revs.

3.48am: Came to with port bower in 11.5 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

7.0am: Fog lifted. Sighted Bar Light Vessel S73E.

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded - Course as requisite. 8.0am: Embarked Pilot.

9.40am: Came to with starboard bower in 13 fathoms - veered 5 shackles.

am: Gunnery and Seamanship training classes at instructions.

11.50am: Fog lifted - Weighed and proceeded as requisite into Liverpool.

Noon: Course and speed as requisite into Liverpool. 0.17pm: Passed Formby Light Vessel.

1.54pm: Let go starboard bower in 10.5 fathoms - veered 6 shackles.

[At Single anchor Off Woodside Landing Stage]

pm: Training classes at instructions - remainder of hands preparing ship for docking.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 195.

[Distance run through the Water: 4am 208.5 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 353 tons]


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14 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00 [estimated]

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite into Sandon Half-Tide Basin, assisted by tugs.

9.50am: Entered Dock.

10.25am: Fast alongside K jetty.

[Sandon Dock]

0.30pm: Blue and second part White watches proceeded on long leave.

pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition.

5.0pm: Leave to first part watch until 7am. Exercised Fire stations.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 386 lbs, Vegetables 1120 lbs]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 50F]


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15 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Half Tide Basin]

7.30am: Read Warrants Nos 196 - 197.

am: Hands getting out ammunition. Discharged 1 cot case to hospital. Discharged 2 ratings to prison.

pm: Hands discharging ammunition.

4.30pm: Leave to second part watch until 7am.

8.30pm: Received 8 Marine ratings from depôt.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 544 lbs, Vegetables 1120 lbs]


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16 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Half Tidal Basin]

am: Hands discharging ammunition.

pm: Hands painting mess-deck and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to first part watch until 7am.

5.30pm: Exercised Fire stations.


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17 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.43, Long -3.00

[Sandon Half Tidal Basin]

am: Hands employed striking Main Topmast.

[Draught of water entering dock: Fore 24’ 5”, Aft 24’ 7”]

1.20pm: Cast off from K jetty and proceeded in charge of tugs.

2.45pm: Entered Brocklebank Graving Dock.

3.30pm: Secured in Brocklebank Graving Dock.

4.30pm: Leave to second part of watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 568 lbs]


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18 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Brocklebank Graving Dock]

am: Hands employed ranging cables in bottom of dock.

1.30pm: Leave to first part of watch 1.30 until 7am.


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19 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Brocklebank Graving Dock]

6.0am: Received 4 ratings from depôt.

am and pm: Hands variously employed - ship refitting.

10.30am: Irish Party proceeded on long leave.

4.30pm: Leave to second part watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 301 lbs]


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20 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Brocklebank Graving Dock]

7.0am: Blue watch and second part of white returned from long leave.

0.30pm: Red Watch and first part white proceeded on long leave.

pm: Hands dismounting guns, re-stowing cables.

4.30pm: Leave to first part watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1120 lbs]


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21 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Brocklebank Graving Dock]

am: Hands re-stowing cables. Received 1 rating from depôt.

pm: Hands variously employed - dismounting guns etc.

4.30pm: Leave to second part watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 338 lbs]


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22 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Brocklebank Graving Dock]

am: Hands employed rigging gear for sending up main topmast.

pm: Hands variously employed - ship refitting.

4.30pm: Leave to first part watch until 7am.

[Number on sick list:5]

[Provisions received: Vegetables 1344 lbs]


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23 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00

[Brocklebank Graving Dock]

am: Hands variously employed -ship refitting.

3.0pm: Commander McCulloch RN Joined ship.

[Draught of water leaving Graving Dock: Fore 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 2”]

4.50pm: Sluice Gates of dock opened.

6.45pm: Passed out of Brocklebank Graving Dock in charge of tugs.

8.0pm: Fast in Brocklebank Basin.

8.30pm: Leave to second part of watch until 7am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 630 lbs]


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24 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01 [estimated]

[Fast in Brocklebank Basin]

am: Hands taking in ammunition.

pm: Hands employed shifting ship and striking down ammunition.

4.30pm: Leave to first part watch until 7am.


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25 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

[Fast Alongside Brocklebank Branch Dock]

8.0am: Received 4 ratings from depôt.

am: Hands employed striking down ammunition - sending up maintopmast and yard - preparing ship for coaling.

1.30pm: Leave to second part watch until 11pm.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

[Brocklebank Branch Dock]

9.0am: Received 2 ratings from depôt.

10.45am: Cast off from jetty - shifted ship to opposite side of dock.

11.30am: Fast Alongside.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling. Hoisted pattern VII target - replaced sailing pinnace.

4.30pm: Leave to first part watch until 11pm.

11.0pm: Red and first part white watches returned from long leave.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 387 lbs, Vegetables 4480 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 177 tons]

[Mist or rain for much of day, noon temperature 41F]


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27 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

[Brocklebank Branch Dock]

5.15am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

am and pm: Coaling ship throughout.

5.0pm: Discharged 25 ratings to depôt.

10.0pm: Finished coaling for the night.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1957 lbs, Vegetables 1680 lbs]


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28 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.01

[Brocklebank Branch Dock]

5.0am: Re-commenced coaling.

am: Received 31 ratings from depôt for passage to Halifax. Received 3 ratings from depôt.

[Draught of water after coaling: Fore 27’ 5”, Aft 26’ 3”]

2.0pm: Completed with coal - received 1680 tons.

2.30pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace and picket boat.

3.50pm: Cast off from Brocklebank dock and proceeded care of tugs.

6.10pm: Fast Alongside HMS “Isis” - Canada Tongue.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1794 tons]


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29 November 1917

At Liverpool

Lat 53.44, Long -3.00 [estimated]

[Canada Tongue]

am: Hands cleaning ship. Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

6.0pm: Hands securing gear for sea.

[Draught of water leaving harbour: Fore 27’ 4”, Aft 26’ 3”]

10.25pm: Cast off hawsers.

11.0pm: Left Canada Tongue and proceeded into river.

11.20pm: Discharged pilot - proceeded Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

11.50pm: Passed Crosby Light Vessel.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 386 lbs]


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30 November 1917

From Liverpool to Halifax NS

Lat 55.17, Long -5.88

0.25am: Passed Bar Light Vessel - Shaped Course N35W - 63 revs.

0.45am: Altered course 16 points to port. 1.5am: Altered course 16 points to port - 75 revs.

1.40am: Took Station astern of “Cochrane” - Course N6E - 111 revs.

2.10am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

5.0am: Ceased Zig-Zag. 5.9am: Altered course N65W.

7.10am: Commenced Zig-Zag.

8.25am: Altered course N24W - 99 revs.

9.20am: 102 revs. Divisions - Prayers - Physical Drill. Exercised General Quarters.

5.0pm: 93 revs “Cochrane”, “Calgarian” and TBDs parted Company. 5.10pm: Ceased Zig-Zag. Clocks retarded 12 minutes.

7.0pm: Clocks retarded 15 minutes.

10.0pm: Altered course N77W. 10.15pm: Commenced Zig-Zag.

[Distance run through the Water: 182.6 miles]

[Number on sic