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Light Cruiser/Old 2nd Class Cruiser, Eclipse-class

Pendant Nos. D.58 (1914), no pendant. assigned (9.15). Launched 19.7.94 Portsmouth DY. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. 12th CS 1914-15, accommodation ship 1915-18, including depot ship 1916. Sold 8.21 Cohen. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Class of nine ships, Eclipse built by Portsmouth Dockyard, launched 19 July 1894, completed March 1897, 5,600 tons, 373ft long, armed with 11-6in/8-12pdr guns, 19 knots, 450 crew.

In reserve at Portsmouth in 1906, and attached to RN College, Osborne in 1907-12. Joined 3rd Fleet at Portsmouth 1912-13 and then at Devonport 1913-14. Escorted new Australian submarines AE I and AE 2 part-way to Singapore early in 1914, and after outbreak of war joined Cruiser Force 'G' in Channel, capturing a German merchantman on 10 August 1914 and another on 10 September. Joined 12th Cruiser Squadron in February 1915 but reduced to accommodation ship for submarine flotillas by 1916. Laid up at Devonport 1918-19. Sold August 1921 to Cohen for breaking-up. (Jane's Fighting Ships/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.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ECLIPSE 1914

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

LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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24 February 1914

Devonport to Portsmouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am Captain Brandt commissioned ship with part crew on draft for HMS Yarmouth

11.40am Tugs came alongside

11.45am Cast off from jetty & proceeded to No. 4 buoy, Plymouth Sound

1.10pm Tug secured, commenced swinging ship for deviation of compasses

4.55pm Slipped & proceeded through W entrance

6.55pm Passed HMS Forth & 7(?) submarines


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25 February 1914

Plymouth to Portsmouth, at Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.20am Sighted Portland Bill N83E

3.20am Sighted Anvil Point N74E

7.30am Stopped off Spit Buoy

8.0am Pilot came on board

8.40am Stopped & secured to South Railway Jetty. Hands employed drawing and stowing stores and spare gear for submarines

2.20pm Two ratings joined ship from Victory

2.40pm Discharged 4 ratings to Victory

3.20pm Commander Guy Hamilton joined ship

7.20pm Remainder of crew from HMS Yarmouth arrived from Chatham


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26 February 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

5.45am Hands employed hoisting in stores for submarines


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Year is incorrectly shown as 1913.


27 February 1914


Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

Added information about boiler fires in first log scan

1.15pm Hands employed ammunitioning ship and hoisting in stores and spare gear for submarines

5.40pm Ship Assistance arrived


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28 February 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

9.0am Enchantress went out

9.50 Neptune (battleship) arrived :

10.30am 53 ratings for submarines AE1 and AE2 joined (Australian submarines sailing for Australia)


LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1


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2 March 1914

Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 50.5, Long -1.8

7.15am Tug came alongside

7.30am Cast off from jetty & proceeded for Spithead

8.05am Stopped. Landed pilot

10.45am Needles abeam

11.0am Set course. Submarines AE1 & AE2 in company

9.0pm Lost by accident 1 Rotator pattern 315c, 1 Log line

11.50pm Submarine AE1 broke down. Course & speed as reqd for closing AE1


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3 March 1914

Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 47.4, Long -6.4

0.50am AE1 ready to proceed

1.0am Sighted Ushant S36W

9.40am AE1 broke down. Eased to 8 knots

10.36am Proceeded at 88 revs

11.30pm Communicated with S.S. Rewa, Transport from Bombay to Bermuda


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4 March 1914

Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 43.2, Long -9.5

8.15am Sighted land bearing S10W

10.25am Reduced to 56 revs. Sub AE1 broken down

10.45am Increased(?) 88 revs

5.38pm Submarine AE2 broke down, reduced to 8 knots

5.40pm Stopped. Course & speed as req for taking AE2 in tow

6.30pm Proceeded at 80 revs


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5 March 1914

Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 39.0, Long -9.6

6.46am Sighted Burlings Lt S7E

1.05pm Passed through fishing fleet

7.35pm Sighted St Vincent Lt S20E


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6 March 1914

Portsmouth to Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.30am Passed transport No 2

9.45am Passed French destroyer. Sighted C. Trafalgar

1.0pm Co & speed as reqd for entering Gibraltar harbour

2.05pm Stopped & cast off tow

2.30pm Proceeded as reqd. fired salute of 15 guns.

2.45pm Secured alongside Western arm of North Mole. Submarines AE1 and AE2 secured alongside.

4.30pm Watch on board employed making up hawsers & hoisting out stores & spare propeller for AE2


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7 March 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

5.15am Lit fires in steam boat

8.20pm Drew fires in steam cutter


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8 March 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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9 March 1914

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.0am AE1 went out

8.0am AE1 came in

9.10am AE2 went into dock

1.0pm Hands employed fitting towing hawsers

11.0pm Slipped from jetty, out of harbour entrance with submarines AE1 & AE2

11.40pm Stopped. Took AE1 in tow

12.0pm Europa Point abeam


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10 March 1914

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.3, Long -2.2


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11 March 1914

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.9, Long 3.2

Note: Log longitude is given as W, requiring a reversal of course which is not noted in the log. The sighting of Cap Caxine (near Algiers) at 11.51am indicates that the longitude should have been E.

1.25am Sighted Cape Tenez(?) S60E

2.40am Advanced clocks 20 minutes

5.45am Sighted C Cherchel Lt S43E19

9.15am Caxine S75E

9.15am Divisions. Read prayers. Hands emp. overhauling boats falls & derrick gear

11.10am Gave medical lecture to seaman ratings

11.51am C. Matifu abeam 6' (miles). Sighted C. Bengut S79E

2.45pm Wind backed to E

3.30pm Sighted Cape Corbelin S59E


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12 March 1914

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.1, Long 7.9

1.05am Sighted C Bougaroni S60E

6.41am Stopped both. Shifted tow from AE1 to AE2

8.58am AE1 starboard engine out of action

1.25pm Stopped. Change over tow from AE2 to AE1

5.0pm Sighted Gele Island N34E & land on Starbd bow


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13 March 1914

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.4, Long 12.9

2.35am Sighted C. Bon Lt S30E

6.35am Pantilaria (Pantellaria Island) abeam

9.15am Wind veered to SE

6.30pm Sighted Gozo Lt S25E

8.30pm Course as required for entering Grand Harbour. AE2 ahead

9.30pm Stopped both, slipped AE1

9.45pm Proceeded into harbour & made fast to buoys


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14 March 1914

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

5.30am Hands employed Making up hawsers & rigging up stages

6.0am Lighters came alongside & were secured

8.0am Commenced coaling.

8.05am Water tank came alongside.

10.0am Water tank shoved off

10.0am Hands coaling ship

11.0am Oil lighter came alongside

Noon Hands to dinner

1.0pm Hands coal ship

3.0pm Finished coaling. Recd. 700 tons

4.0pm Hands cleaning ship. Gave special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Leave to watch from 6.0pm to 7.0am

6.0pm Landed canteen party with leave till 10.0pm

10.0pm Canteen party returned


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15 March 1914

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.0am Hands employed Cleaning Ship

11.35am Held Divine Service

1.00pm Leave from 1pm to 7.0pm to Port Watch & 1st Part Starbd. Leave to boys till 6.0pm & to youths till 10.0pm

3.45pm Boat hands preparing to shackle on second bridle

4.10pm Hands emp'd putting on 2nd Bridle to bouy & hauling in stern winch. Discharged two ratings to Egmont.

7.0pm Landed Canteen party

10.30pm Canteen Party returned. :


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16 March 1914

At Malta, Malta to Port Said

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.30am Hands empd fitting up casks & cleaning up the Upper Deck

7.45am Hands empd. cleaning Ship

9.45am Divisions. Hands empd working(?) about hawsers & towing pendants & turning out boats. :

1.30pm Hands empd. taking turns(?) out of tow rope & as requisite

2.15pm One E.R.A joined from Egmont for Triumph

4.30pm Slipped from buoys & procd. out of harbour.

4.52pm Stopped. Co & speed as req for swinging for Deviation

6.25pm Proceeded 85 revs S67E. Submarines AE1 & AE2 in company

6.50pm Stopped & took AE2 in tow

7.25pm Procd S67E

10.00pm Exerd. Boats crew

Reference Sheet, reverse: Lieut Saunders (see 17 March) Pay information relating to officer. On reverse of letter from Captain, posted over log book page


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17 March 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

Place: From Malta to Port Said

Lat 35.0, Long 18.1

1.0am Exd. Sea Boats Crew

2.30am Put clocks on 20 minutes

6.0am Hands cleaning ship

9.15am Divisions

10.00am Hands empd as requisite

11.40am AE1 electric steering gear jambed.

11.55am a/c (altered course) & speed as req to close with AE1

1.30pm Hands make & mend clothes

3.45pm AE1 reported ready to proceed

4.0pm Evening Quarters. Shaped Co S66E 60 revs

4.08pm 75 Revs

4.30pm 90 Revs

5.0pm Streamed Patent Log

11.0 Tried(?) Oil Navigation Lights

Reference Sheet, front: Letter from Captain Frank Brandt, Commanding Officer of HMS Eclipse, to Commanding Officer of HMS Dryad, dated 16th March 1914 and posted over log book page for 17th March 1914. Letter reads " Lieut. Arth. P. Saunders, R.N.: It is requested that the pay documents of the above named Officer may be forwarded as early as possible." Handwritten response on bottom of letter from Captain S L Booty reads "Accountant General. This officer was discharged to Half Pay on the 13th Feb 14"


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18 March 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 34.1, Long 21.8

2.30am Hawser parted. Hauled in Patent log and towing hawser. Stopped :

2.30am Put clocks on 20 mins

4.45am Slow ahead both.

5.0am 50 revs

5.15am 90 revs. Proceeded course S68E

9.15am Divisions

9.30am Exd general quarters

9.40am Secured, hawser parted. Stopped. Lost overboard by accident 11" hawser, 1 1/2 shackles of 1 1/8" studded chain cable

10.35am Course S68E 90 Revs.

10.46am streamed Patent log. Hand empd repairing 11" hawser & as reqd

12.0am AE1 & AE2 log 57.3

1.25pm Watch empd refitting towing hawser and preairing to tow


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19 March 1914

Malta to Port Said

Lat 32.9, Long 26.6

1.30am Exd watch close & open W.T. doors

2.0am Exd Sea boat's crew. Advanced clock 10 minutes

6.0am AEI 6.0pm to 6.0am 153.7 } 6.40 hauled in patent log

6.0am AEII 6.0pm to 6.0am 140.2}

6.45am Stopped, took AEI in tow.

7.06am Slow both

12.05pm Set Co S70E 90 revs. Submarines took station on either quarter

4.15pm Watch new(?) hawser to take AEI in tow

5.10pm Tow parted. Hauled in hawser

5.15pm Proceeded in cruising formation increasing to 80 revs

6.18pm 90 revs

6.47pm Streamed patent log

8.0pm Exs sea boat's crew & close WT doors


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20 March 1914

Malta to Port Said, at Port Said

Lat 31.8, Long 31.7

3.0am Clocks on 10 minutes

3.40am Reduced 8 knots. Exd Sea boats crew

5.35am Stopped engines & took AEI in tow

6.0am Procd slow speed

6.10am 75 revs. Co S72E. AEII 6.0pm to 6.0am 129.6

12.32pm Sighted Danietta S24E

1.15pm a/c S65E.

2.0pm Danietta abeam

3.35pm Sighted Port Said S30E

4.40pm Saluted Egyptian Flag. 21 guns

4.45pm Slow both

4.50pm Stopped

4.52pm Cast off tow. Pilot came on board.

5.15pm Procd co & speed as req for entering harbour

6.15pm Secured with 2 anchors ahead & a wire astern in Port Said harbour. Let fires die out

6.20pm Submarines secured alongside

7.45pm Canteen leave to port watch and 1st part Starbd till 10pm


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21 March 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

10.15am Discharged 1 cot case to hospital

4.10pm Watch getting in new hawser

5.0pm Landed patrol

5.15pm 1st Port watch fitting new hawsers


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22 March 1914

Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

8.40am Landed RC Church parties

9.30am Divisions

10.0am Held Divine Service onboard

11.45am Church Parties returned

12.15pm HMS Sirius arrived

1.30pm Leave to Port watch & 2nd part Stbd from 1.30 till 1.30. Leave to boys till 6.0pm

9.45pm Hoisted in cutter

10.30pm Lit up boilders 1,2,5,7 & 8


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23 March 1914

Port Said to Aden, at Suez Canal

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

4.41am Submarines AE1 and AE2 cast off & procd

5,45am Weighed, and cast off stern wire.

5.55am Procd at 48revs down Suez Canal :

8.30am ? up to Starbd Bank

9.45am Procd

9.55am Helm jambed :

11.25am Sent diver down to inspect rudder

2.30pm Helm free. Procd Co & speed as reqd for Suez Canal

7.45pm Stopped off Ishmalia. Changed pilot & procd

10.5pm Full speed

10.35pm Stopped. Let go Starbd anchor in 7 fathoms.

11.20pm Weighed and proceeded.

11.25 Full speed. Co as req


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24 March 1914

Port Said to Aden, at Suez Canal

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

0.10am Stopped both & ? up to wait for vessel aground across the channel

6.40am Slipped & procd as reqd

9.40am Arrived at Suez. Stopped and dropped pilot

10.0am Procd Cos & Speeds as reqd for leaving Suez Bay

10.30a, Stopped and took AE2 in tow.

11.30am Co S8W 90 revs. Hands emp catting Starbd anchor, getting submarine AE2 & as req

3.12pm Zafarana abeam

6.15pm Sighted Ras Ghant(?) Lt S12E

11.40pm Ashrafi abeam


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25 March 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 26.0, Long 35.2

1.0am Exd Boats crew and watch close W.T. Doors

2.05am Shadwan Lt Buoy Brg S17W

2.30am Put clocks on 12 mins

5.00am Lost by accident one Cherub Rotator (Log for measuring ship speed)

9.0am Turned in 1st cutter for painting

9.35am (The) Brothers Lt. abeam

10.00am Hands empd getting up bridge awning & as req

11.00am Sea Boats crew getting up ashes.

1.00pm Hands to make and mend

5.0pm Watch empd rigging Fxd awning

5.03pm Sighted Deadalus (Shoal) Lt S23E.

6.15pm a/c S28E

9.00pm Exd Sea Boats crew


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26 March 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 22.0, Long 37.6

3.0am Put on clocks 12 mins


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27 March 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 18.4, Long 39.8

2.30am Put on clocks 12 mins

6.45am Stopped both

6.50am Cast off tow from AE2

7.20am Procd S 26E 90 revs

8.15am Stopped & took AE1 in tow.

8.35am Proceeded slow & worked up speed


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28 March 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 14.8, Long 42.2

3.0am Sheet lightning to the eastward

3.30am Advanced clocks 12 minutes

3.50am Sighted Jebel Teir (Tier?) S60E

7.15am Sighted Zebayin Islands S62E :

10.37am Centre Peak (Zubair Islands) Lt Ho abeam 5' (miles)

4.00pm Sighted Jebel Zukur (Islands) S32E

6.30pm Abu Ail abeam 1.5' (miles)

10.05pm Sighted Mokha Lt Ho S40E


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29 March 1914

Port Said to Aden

Lat 12.6, Long 44.4

0.34am Mokha Lt abeam

2.30am Put clocks on 12 minutes

2.55 Sighted Perim High Lt S31E

4.30am Sighted Balk(?) Point S30E

8am Stopped & cast off tow

8.30am Proc'd at 88 revs. Submarines in cruising order. course East

11.45am Proc'd at full speed. Submarines parted company

2.10pm Co & speed as reqd for entering harbour

2.45pm Slow both

2.55pm Stopped

3.00pm Let go port anchor, vessel to 4 shackles, secured stern to No 5 buoy. Head East. Discharged 3 Lieutenants, 2 Sub-Lieutenants, 6 ratings & 8 privates to P.O for passage to Bombay


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30 March 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

1.0am Draught of water before coaling For'd. 16ft 8in. Aft 22ft 7in

5.0am Lit fires in steam boat :

6.05am Coal lighters came alongside

6.30am Commenced coaling with native labour

7.0am Discharged 1 E.R.A. to hospital

9.0am Hoisted out spare bower & sheet anchor to incline submarine AE2. Divers empd about AE2

1.0pm Divers empd as in forenoon

3.50pm Finished coaling recd. 900 tons

6.0pm Draught of water after coaling. For'd 22ft 7in Aft 24ft 3in

11.0pm Drew fires in steam boat

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31 March 1914

Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

6.0am Lit fires in steam boat. Divers working about AE2

9.0am Hands empd. scrubbing canvas gear & cleaning ship as reqd

11.0am Divers working about AE2

3.0pm Divers working about AE2

4.0pm Gave leave to watch till 10pm

11.30pm Drew fires in steam cutter



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Aden to Colombo, at Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

5.45am Lit fires in steam cutter

6.0am Hands cleaning ship. Divers working about AE2

9.0am Hands empd. preparing for sea & fitting towing hawsers. Divers working about AE2

1.00pm Drew fires in & hoisted steam boat. Divers as in forenoon.

4.10pm Hoisted in diving gear. Replaced starboard bower.

5.10pm AE1 & AE2 procd

5.20pm Weighed port anchor & slipped from buoy & procd as reqd

6.10pm Stopped. Took AE1 in tow

6.45 Proc. course S84E 87revs

6.50 Ras Mashag abeam 1.5'


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2 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 12.3, Long 48.2


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3 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 11.5, Long 52.3

4.10am Sighted land on starboard beam

8.55am Sighted Abd Al Kuri N62E

1.05pm Sighted Jebel Samha N68E

2.55pm Sighted Jebel Darsa N70E (last three sightings, islands to the west and southwest of Socotra)


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4 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 11.1, Long 56.3

6.45am Stopped, cast off tow from AE1. Took AE2 in tow


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5 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 10.4, Long 60.6

6.45am Stopped. Lowered sea boat & sent provisions to submarines


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6 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 9.7, Long 65.1



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7 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 8.9, Long 69.2

6.45am Stopped. Lowered sea boat & sent provisions to submarines


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8 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 8.1, Long 73.3

6.45am Stopped. Cast off tow from AE2. Took AE1 in tow

8.50am Sighted Minikoi Lt Ho S84E

10.00am Hands empy cleaning ship & getting up stores for Yarmouth


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9 April 1914

Aden to Colombo

Lat 7.2, Long 77.8

5.0am Passed HMS Doris bound West

9.10pm Stopped. Cast off tow. Sighted Colombo Lt Ho N85E

11.05pm Stopped. Picked up pilot

11.30pm Stopped. Let go starboard anchor


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10 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.15am Hands emp. discharging stores to Yarmouth

1.0pm Hands emp. discharging stores to Yarmouth & preparing for coaling


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11 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.0am Coal lighters came alongside. Submarines cast off & secured to buoy

8.30am Commenced coaling

2.0pm 1 Rating joined ship from hospital

9.0pm Finished coaling. Recd 800 tons


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12 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8


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13 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.0am Hands empd sending stores to Yarmouth

2.30pm Discharged all Stoker ratings to Yarmouth

3.00pm Stoker & Signal ratings joined from Yarmouth

3.30pm Discharged remainder of ratings to Yarmouth

3.45pm Seaman ratings & Marines joined from Yarmouth


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14 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

10.0am Hoisting in ammunition for transport to England and as reqd

5.0pm Slipped & procd as reqd out of harbour. Cheered ship


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15 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 7.6, Long 76.5


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16 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 8.3, Long 71.5

3.55am Sighted Minikoi Lt Ho N29W

11.20pm Passed SS Omrah bound East


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17 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 9.2, Long 66.5


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18 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 10.1, Long 61.2

True Bearing and Distance Darsa Island N77W 480' (miles)


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19 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 11.2, Long 56.1

0.45am Passed P&O Simla


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20 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 12.1, Long 50.6

5.0am Sighted land NNW

6.45am Sighted land 2 points on port bow


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21 April 1914

Colombo to Perim

Lat 12.1, Long 46.1

6.20pm Sighted Ras Marshag Lt Ho N18E & Elephants Back Lt Ho N8E (both Aden)


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22 April 1914

Colombo to Perim, at Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

0.55 Sighted Perim High Lt N58W

3.15am Course as reqd for entering Perim Harbour

3.30am Came to with starbd bower in 6 ½ fathoms

6.0am Coal lighters came alongside

8.03am Commenced coaling

4.45pm Finished coaling, recd 642 tons


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23 April 1914

Perim to Suez

Lat 13.5, Long 42.5

5.30am Weighed & procd as reqd

9.20am Moka (Mokha) Lt Ho abeam 7' (miles)

1.23pm Quoin Is abeam 1 mile

5.05pm Sighted Zebayin Is 3N18W

7.45pm Sighted Jebel Teir Lt Ho


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24 April 1914

Perim to Suez

Lat 17.9, Long 40.2

8.30am Put clocks back 15 mins


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25 April 1914

Perim to Suez

Lat 22.1, Long 37.5


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26 April 1914

Perim to Suez

Lat 26.2, Long 35.0

2.15am Sighted Daedalus Lt off port bow

11.25am Sighted Brothers N60W

4.50pm Sighted Shadwan Lt, a/c N24W

10.0pm Ashrafi Lt Ho abeam 2' (miles)

11.45pm Sighted Ras Gharib Lt off port bow


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27 April 1914

Perim to Suez & Port Said

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

2.05am Ras Gharib abeam 2' a/c N21W

5.25am Sighted Zafarana Island Lt Ho N47W

9.55am Sighted Newport Rock

10.00am Co & speed as reqd for entering harbour

11.15am Let go port anchor in 6 fathoms

0.45pm Weighed & procd into Suez Canal

1.07pm passed into Canal

8.0pm Stopped in Lake Timsah, Changed Pilots

10.0pm Passing through Suez Canal


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28 April 1914

Suez to Port Said, Port Said to Malta, at Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

1.0am Passing through Suez Canal

2.25am Stopped, passed S.S. Aladin

2.50am Passed out of Canal, entered Port Said

3.17am Stopped. Let go starboard anchor & secured to R2 berth

11.0am Pilot came aboard

11.35am Stopped. Landed pilot

11.45am Saluted Egyptian flag with 21 guns. Battery returned same.

1.53pm Damietta Lt Ho S73W

6.55pm Sighted C Brulos Lt S15E


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29 April 1914

Port Said to Malta

Lat 32.8, Long 27.1


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30 April 1914

Port Said to Malta

Lat 34.3, Long 21.5

6.0pm Issued soap & tobacco


LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Port Said to Malta

Lat 35.7, Long 15.7

2.0pm Hands empd rigging coaling stages and preparing for coaling

3.35pm Sighted Land S70W

4.15pm Saluted C in C 19 guns

5.0pm Slow both, turned 16 points, moored to buoys in Grand Harbour

5.40pm Mr Corte, Chief Signal Boatswain joined ship for passage home. Lieut Scott joined ship for passage home


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2 May 1914

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

6.0am Commenced coaling. H.M.S. Inflexible flying C in C's flag & fleet procd out of harbour

11.35am Finished coaling. Recd 570 ton

Noon Warrior sailed


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3 May 1914

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4


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4 May 1914

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

10.0pm Lit fires in 1,2,3,4 & 8 boilers


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5 May 1914

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.5, Long 13.1

4.45am Slipped & procd as reqt out of harbour

5.05am B.W. Lt abeam N22W 85 revs

2.0pm Sighted Pantelaria west

4.32pm Punta Spadilla abeam 5' (miles)

7.0pm Sighted Capa Bon N85W

9.40pm Zembra Lt abeam 7' (miles)

11.05pm Sighted Cani Rocks Lt Ho N80W


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6 May 1914

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 37.5, Long 7.4

1.0am Sighted Ras Eryda(?) Lt port bow

4.30am C. Serrat abeam 22' (miles)

4.50am Sighted Galita Is WSW


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7 May 1914

Malta to Gibraltar

Lat 36.8, Long 1.2

0.45am Sighted C Bengut Lt Ho S62W

3.55am Sighted C Matifu Lt Ho S58W

4.05 am Sighted C Caxine S74W


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8 May 1914

Malta to Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 36.3, Long -4.3

2.05am Sighted C de Gata N52W

2.30am Sighted Mean de Roldan(?) N6E

3.40pm TB's 88 & 89 took station on either bow. Placed lookouts for submarine attack

4.0pm Quarters

4.50pm Submarines B6(?) & B7 attacked ship

5.0pm Co as rewd for entering harbour

5.20pm Europa Point abeam

5.45pm Secured to No 7 buoys

7.15pm Slipped & procd as reqd . Vigilant in company

8.35pm Sighted C Spartel S72W

8.55pm Tarifa Lt abeam 2-3 '

9.35pm Sighted C. Trafalgar N53W


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9 May 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 36.3, Long -7.3

1.40am Sighted Cadiz Lt N10E

2.15pm Sighted land N20E

8.00pm Sighted St. Vincent N16W


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10 May 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 38.7, Long -9.5

8.55am Sighted Cape Espichel (Portugal) N37E

11.00am Cape Roca N9E

2.0pm Sighted Burling Lt Ho N15E

8.40pm C. Mondego Lt S57E


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11 May 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 43.1, Long -9.4

3.45am Sighted ? St Lucia Lt Ho N79E

8.30am Sighted Finisterre N19E

0.30pm Villano abeam a/c N45E


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12 May 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 47.2, Long -6.2

2.00am Rain squall from NNE

6.30pm Sighted Ushant Lt Ho N80E

8.50pm Sighted Vierge Lt S69E


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13 May 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth, at Plymouth

Lat 50.4, Long -4.1

1.20am Sighted Lizard Head Lt N17W

3.45am Eddystone Lt N44E

6.30am Penlee Point abeam

6.50am Stopped. Pilot came on board

7.35am Secured to No 13 buoy

9.0am Discharged 6 ratings to hospital. Coal lighters came alongside

11.05am Commenced coaling

11.30am Discharged 4 ratings to Vivid

4.30pm Finished coaling. Recd 365 tons


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14 and 15 May are included on one page.


14 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am Hands empd getting up ammunition & stores as reqd


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14 and 15 May are included on one page.


15 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am Hands empy getting up torpedoes & returning stores


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16 and 17 May are included on one page.


16 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am Tugs came alongside

9.0am Slipped & procd in tow to No 5 basin

9.35am Secured alongside Charybdis


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16 and 17 May are included on one page.


17 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2


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18 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Noon Discharged 1 Rating to R.N. Hospital


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18 and 19 May are included on one page.


19 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am Discharged 18 ratings & 4 marines for passage to Portsmouth


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20 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

4.30pm Paid off ship's company. Hands empd getting out chests & as reqd


21/5/1914


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21 May 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.00am Discharged ship's company of Yarmouth for Chatham depot.


Signed by Frank Brandt, Captain


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Thermometers - Makers Name – No:

Wet - J Hicks - 681

Dry – Negretti & Zambra – A8759

Sea - Heath & Co


Mercurial Barometer - Negretti & Zambra – A187


Boats – Length

Sailing Pinnace – 36ft

Barge – 34ft

1st & 2nd Cutters – 30ft

Cutter Special – 30ft

1st & 2nd Gigs – 30ft

Whaler – 27ft

Steam Cutter – 32ft

1st & 2nd Skiffs – 16ft


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Armament: 5x6" QF Guns, 6x4.7" QF Guns, 8x12pdr 12 cwt, 1x12pdr 8 cwt, 1x3pdr Hotchkiss, 2x.303 Maxims, 2x18" Torpedo Tubes (Submerged), 1x18" above water Tube (Stern) :

Ship Company: Officers, Seamen, Boys, Marines, Engine room Ratings, Non Executive Ratings (no scheme of complement on board)


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