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

Pendant Nos. 71 (1914), 78 (1.18). Launched 22.3.02 Armstrong. 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. 4th CS West Indies 1914, North America & West Indies 1914-15, Pacific 1916-18. Sold 3.3.20 Ward, Preston. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 22/3/02, sold for BU 3/3/20.  In 1913 she went to the West Indies as part of 4th CS, and after the outbreak of war returned to join the 7th CS, Grand Fleet in 1915. To Pacific in April 1916 and in 1918 became flagship of the Eastern Squadron. Partially dismantled at Birkenhead in 1919 before being put up for sale. Partially re-armed in 1916, with lower 6in casemate guns moved up two decks. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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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). 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.

Additional information about ship is to be found here, there are additional photos of ship here.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS LANCASTER 1913-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1913


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[Left hand side of cover of Ship’s Log for HMS Lancaster] [in relatively poor condition]

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[Right hand side of cover, indicating: From Tuesday 15th of September 1913 to Sunday 6th September 1914]

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S. -- 321. See Articles 533, 615, 618, 922, 982, 1020, 1021 and 1845 of the KING’S REGULATIONS, 1906. (Revised, April, 1908.)

This Log is to be kept from the time the Ship is Commissioned, until she is paid off; when it is to be transmitted as directed by the Admiralty Instructions.

The Name and Address of the Officer to whom the acknowledgment of receipt should be sent by the Deputy Cashier in charge, Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, is to be inserted by the Ship here. [Name and Address left blank]

LOG of HMS “Lancaster”

Commanded by Captain Warren Hastings D’Oyly RN

FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing Monday 15th September 1913

Ending: Sunday 6th September 1914


Tonnage (Displacement)

9800



Extreme Length

463ft



Breadth

68ft



Engines

Manufacturer

Hawthorn Leslie and Co



IHP 22,000

Natural Draught 22,000

Forced Draught [blank]


Description

Vertical Inverted Triple Expansion



When fixed on board

1903


Boilers

Manufacturer

Hawthorn Leslie and Co



Description

Belleville



When made

1902



When put in Vessel

1902


Screw Propellers

Manufacturer

Hawthorn Leslie and Co



Description

3 Bladed twin screws Manganese Bronze, Gunmetal Boss



General state of Repair

good (July 1913)



Signed: WH D’Oyly, Captain


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[Printed page of Directions, indicating how the log is to be used, Figures to indicate the Force of the Wind, Letters to denote the State of the Weather and Figures to indicate the State of the Sea]

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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers

46


Seamen

236


Boys

55


Marines

93


Engine-room establishment

227


Other non-executive ratings

61


Total

718

BAROMETER



Mercurial

15th Sept - 1st Nov 1913

11th March 1914 to 6th Sept 1914

Name of Maker and number

497 N&Z [Negretti and Zambra]

MOA 670, Adie

Height of cistern above sea

10.5ft

10.5ft


1st Nov 1913 to 11 March 1914

Aneroid N&Z Extra Large (no number)

Thermometers for Air Temperature



Position in Ship

Forebridge


Whether in screen

Yes


Maker and No

From

To

Dry Hicks A658

16/9/13

6/9/14

Wet N&Z 9257

16/9/13

6/9/14

Thermometer for Sea Temperature



Maker and No

From

To

Hicks A450

16/9/13

6/9/14

Position of Standard Compass



Fore Upper Bridge



Deviation of Standard Compass



Date Obtained

Position


3rd December 1913

Lat 17-55 N, Long 76-45W


2nd September 1914

Lat 47-33N, Long 59-24.5W


ARMAMENT



Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings


Upper Deck

4 - 6” in pairs in barbettes Marks VII and VIII



4 - 6” BL [Breech Loading] Mark VII


Main Deck

6 - 6” BL VII


Torpedo Armament

2 Submerged Tubes



9 - 18” Torpedoes



4 - 14” Torpedoes


BOATS



Number of each carried

Length and Description


1

Steam Pinnace, 56ft


1

Steam Pinnace, 40ft


1

Sailing Launch, 42ft


1

Sailing Launch, 36ft


2

Cutters (sailing), 32ft


1

Cutter (sailing), 30ft


2

Gig, 30ft


2

Whalers, 27ft


2

Dinghies, 16ft


1

Balsa Raft, 13ft 6in


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION




Forward

Aft


Ft in

Ft in

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

25’ 3.5”

25' 4.5"

Load draught

24' 0"

25' 0"

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch

46-87


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

(a) At load draught

1600


(b) With Bunkers full

1760


(c) In places other than Bunkers

200

Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

Nil


Quantity of Water carried

(a) for Boilers

170 tons


(b) For Drinking

72 tons


[Signed] WH D’Oyly, Captain, JM Begg, Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer


THE VOYAGES OF HMS LANCASTER
UK to the Caribbean

JP map Lancaster UK - Caribbean

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15 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

9.0am: Ship paid off. Discharged ratings to “Suffolk”, “Berwick” and RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] Devonport.

2.0pm: Discharged 2 cases to hospital.

pm: Care and maintenance party employed as required.

4.45pm: Royal Marine Band joined ship. 1 Officer joined ship. Fleet Paymaster AB Hall.

5.20pm: Discharged to hospital Mr JF Rohan, Gunner.

7.0pm: Joined ship from Berwick 1 SB [Sick Berth] rating.

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.55pm: Hailed Guard Boat.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1260.0 tons]

[Basic weather information recorded from pm onwards]


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16 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

7.40am: Ordnance party onboard.

7.45am: Hands cleaning mess deck.

8.45am: Lieutenants AR Chalmers, HGM Hill and 1 Warrant Officer, 1 Domestic joined ship from RNB.

9.0am: Captain Warren Hastings D’Oyly commissioned ship for service in 4th Cruiser Squadron West Atlantic Fleet.

9.20am: Sub Lieutenant D McGrath joined ship.

1.10pm: Hands employed as requisite.

2.5pm: Joined ship 1 rating.

4.0pm: 30 Ratings joined ship.

4.30pm: Special leave till 6.45am.

5.0pm: Joined ship 1 Private RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry].

6.0pm: Seamen ratings joined ship.

11.0pm: Joined ship Mr McQueen Artificer Engineer.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat. Hailed Guard Boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 413 lbs, Vegetables Received: 800 lbs, Bread Received: 160 lbs]

[Fine weather, temperature peaked at 60F, at 4pm]


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17 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.45am: 6 Dockyard hands employed onboard.

9.5am: Divisions.

9.30am: Read and Exercised fire stations.

10.20am: Exercised Collision Stations.

11.0am: Read and Exercised stations for General quarters. Discharged to [HMS] “Suffolk” 19 ratings. Discharged to [HMS] “Berwick” 19 ratings.

0.45pm: Discharged 2 ratings to “Suffolk” and 2 to “Defiance”.

pm: Boats crews working about their boats.

2.30pm: Discharged to RNB 5 ratings and Mr Colliers [?] Gunner.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.45am.

11.30pm: Hailed Guard Boat.


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18 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

0.35am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

4.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Dockyardmen onboard: 2 Shipwrights, 8 Joiners, 3 Drillers, 2 Riggers.

am: Bosun’s Party drawing stores.

2.20pm: Discharged to RNB 1 Second Writer.

4.15pm: Ship’s Company mustered by open list.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.45am.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.40pm: Hailed Guard Boat. Drew fires in steam Pinnace.


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19 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

0.10am: Patrol returned onboard.

4.20am: Lit fires in picket boat.

7.0am: 4 Dockyardmen employed onboard.

8.0am: Hands employed preparing for Admiral’s inspection.

9.15am: Divisions.

9.30am: Rear Admiral of 4th Cruiser Squadron came onboard and inspected ship.

am: Ship’s Company mustered by open list.

pm: Hands employed spreading waist awnings, scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.45am.

5.30pm: Joined ship 1 musician.

6.10pm: Landed patrol.

11.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.50pm: Hailed Guard Boat.


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20 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

8.30am: 11 Dockyardmen employed onboard. Hands employed drawing stores and cleaning ship.

9.45am: Hoisted in steam pinnace. Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

11.15am: Mr Holmes, Gunner, joined ship.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch till 10pm Sunday [on this Saturday]. Leave to boys till 7pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.55pm: Patrolled [patrol] returned onboard.

[Fine weather, noon air temperature 64F, sea temperature 59F]


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21 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

7.30am: Held Holy Communion Service onboard.

8.40am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics].

9.30am: Divisions.

10.5am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

10.30am: Held Divine Service onboard.

11.0am: RC’s returned.

11.45am: Wesleyans and Presbyterians returned.

1.0pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

4.45pm: Hands prepared ship for coaling.

6.0pm: Held Church onboard. Landed patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1212.0 tons]


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22 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

6.15am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

7.0am: Commenced coaling 400 tons.

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch from 5pm till 6.45am.

6.50pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1604 tons, Received 400 tons]


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23 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

0.10am: Hailed Guard Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and scrubbing gun gear, examined and Inspecting coaling gear.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

am: Dockyardmen employed onboard: 3 Drillers, 4 Shipwrights, 2 Electricians, 3 Joiners.

1.15pm: Discharged to hospital 1 Stoker Second Class. Party drawing First and Second barges from Dockyard. Engineer’s party drawing stores. Paymaster drawing money.

2.30pm: Landed 30 men, 4 PO’s [Petty Officers] to assist in mooring [HMS] Royal Sovereign to No 2 buoy.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.45am.

6.10pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Hailed Guard Boat. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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24 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

4.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

5.0am: Hands cleaning down aloft.

am: Dockyardmen employed onboard: 2 Electricians, 2 Shipwrights, 3 Drillers, 4 Joiners.

8.30am: Hands employed painting down aloft, provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

am: Divers had their monthly dip. Boatswain’s and Engineer’s parties drawing stores in dockyard.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and drawing Bosun’s and Engineer’s stores. Paid hands monthly money.

5.0pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am.

6.10pm: Landed Patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned onboarded [onboard].

[Number on sick list: 5, 1 in Hospital]

[Weather fine, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 60F]


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25 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

1.0am: Hailed Guard Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed rigging stages for painting ship’s side and painting on upper deck.

8.0am: Dockyardmen employed onboard: 4 Joiners, 2 Electricians, 4 Shipwrights, 3 Drillers.

am: Hands employed painting ship. Landed Engineer’s Store party.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 8”]

pm: Received 10, 14” Torpedo Cases. Hands employed painting ship and boats.

4.15pm: Joined ship from hospital 1 AB [Able Seaman].

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 6.45am.

5.50pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 6, Hospital 1]


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26 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

7.15am: 2 PO’s, 15 Hands employed in dockyard mooring up HMS Marlborough. Hands employed painting Upper Deck and boats.

8.5am: Stoker’s dockyard party landed.

am: Dockyardmen employed onboard: 4 Joiners, 2 Electricians. 1 Driller, 2 Shipwrights.

pm: Hands employed painting on upper deck and drawing stationery.

4.30pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch till 6.45am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

8.45pm: Joined ship from Depôt 33 ratings.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct. Hoisted out sailing pinnace. Hands employed drawing stores.

9.45am: Discharged to RN Depôt 16 ratings.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30 till 6.45 Monday morning [on this Saturday] and boys till 7pm.

2.0pm: Discharged to RNB Mr Daly Gunner.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

7.10pm: Joined ship Sub Lieutenant Colville.

9.0pm: Joined ship 1 Second Writer.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather, noon air temperature 68F, sea temperature 61F]


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28 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

0.30am: Patrol returned onboard.

8.45am: Landed RC’s.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Landed Church parties.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service onboard.

11.0am: Church parties returned onboard.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

6.0pm: Patrol landed.

7.10pm: Joined ship 2 Musicians.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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29 September 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2 [estimated]

[At No 5 Buoy, Hamoaze]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Stoker Dockyard party landed.

7.40am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out steam pinnace and in launch and sailing pinnace.

8.15am: Landed torpedo party in dockyard.

8.45am: Joined ship from [HMS] Suffolk 1 rating (ERA) [Engine Room Artificer].

9.51am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.45am: Pilot came onboard. Prepared for sea.

[Draught: Forward 26ft 3in, Aft 25ft 9in]

11.4am: Slipped. Course and speed as requisite for proceeding to the Sound.

[As requisite for Plymouth Sound, Tug ahead]

11.45am: Stopped. 11.49am: Came to Port anchor in 6 fathoms. Veered to 4 shackles in “B” Berth.

Noon: SBC [Signal Books Correct].

[At single anchor in Sound, “B” Berth]

pm: Hands prepared for sea and as requisite.

3.27pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.

4.20pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

4.45pm: Weighed Port anchor. 5.2pm: Slow ahead. Proceeded out of harbour.

[Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour]

5.15pm: Took station 2 cables astern of Suffolk. 60 revs.

5.25pm: Shaped Course S75W. Read Warrant No 1.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes. Streamed patent log.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 13 minutes.

8.10pm: Sighted Lizard Point Bearing West.

9.25pm: Lizard Point abeam 2.5 miles. Altered course N84W.

10.3pm: Hauled out of line to remedy slight defect to steering engine.

11.15pm: Wolf Light N15W.

11.25pm: In station in line. Exercised Watch close WT [Watertight] doors and seaboats crew fall in.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 112 lbs, Vegetables Received: 4000 lbs, Bread Received: 460 lbs]


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30 September 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 49.8, Long -9.0

1.25am: Altered course N72W. 1.33am: St Mary’s Light N20E, Bishop’s Rock N33W.

2.9am: Bishop's Rock abeam 2 miles.

3.0am: Exercised Seaboat’s crew and Place oil navigation lights.

3.30am: Exercised Close WT doors.

5.0am: Exercised Seaboat’s crew.

8.0am: [HMS] “Berwick” rejoined and saluted flag. Speed 11 knots.

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. 10.20am: Secured.

0.52pm: Passed French liner “La Provence” [listed here, later Provence II]

1.4pm: Passed North German Lloyd steamer.

pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting boats.

4.0pm: Read and Exercised stations abandon ship.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

11.10pm: Exercised Close WT doors and seaboat’s crew.

[Distance made good: 197 miles (from 5pm)]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Fastnet 345 degrees, 98 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Misty through middle of day, north easterly wind force 5-6 at noon, force 4 in pm. Noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 62F]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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1 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 49.5, Long -15.7

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers. 9.15am: Physical Drill.

10.0am: Watch of boys and 2 watches of stokers at physical drill.

am: Hands employed overhauling wire hawsers and as requisite.

1.30pm: Boys and Domestics to physical drill.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S86W, 265 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Bermuda S65W, 2450 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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2 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 48.8, Long -22.1

9.5am: Divisions. Took station 1 mile on starboard beam of “Suffolk”. Berwick port beam 1 mile. Read prayers. Exercised Hands at physical drill. Exercised General Quarters.

10.0am: In station. 10.20am: Secured.

10.26am: Fleet increased speed to 11.5 knots.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 2 and 3.

5.25pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

10.30pm: Wind veered to NW.

[Course and Distance made good: S80.5W, 253 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Mist and rain during pm, south westerly wind increasing from force 5 to 6, then veering to NW force 7-8 in late evening, with sea state becoming rough. Noon air and sea temperature 60F]


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3 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 47.4, Long -27.9

5.0am: Party securing gear on upper deck.

9.15am: G, T and S [Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship] Training classes at instruction. Remainder refitting gear, mustering bags and as requisite.

10.0am: Maximum Roll 20 degrees Port, 15 degrees Starboard.

5.25pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S70.5W, 246 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Squally wind north and north westerly force 7 to 8 in am, force 5 to 7 from noon, with sea state mostly rough to very rough]


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4 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 45.9, Long -33.4

4.0am: Wind and sea moderating.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

9.5pm: Hauled in patent log.

[Course and Distance made good: S68W, 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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5 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 44.4, Long -39.2

0.30am: Passed sail eastward bound.

6.0am: Patches of fog reducing visibility to under one mile at intervals.

6.20am: Took station 2.5 cables astern of Flag, speed and Course as requisite.

7.0am: Ships in column closed to 2 cables.

7.48am: Fog came down.

9.50am: Held Divine Service.

10.0am: Encountered fog at intervals.

2.0pm: Passed many pieces of floating sea-weed.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S69W, 261 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Mist and fog in am, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 70F]


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6 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 42.8, Long -44.4

9.10am: Divisions and physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. 10.45am: Secured.

pm: Boys and daymen at physical drill. G, T and S [Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship] training classes at instruction. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

3.50pm: Took station astern of Flag, 2 cables.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read stations for and exercised “Out Bower anchor”.

4.33pm: Altered course to S89W.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 11 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S67.3W, 249 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Bermuda S58W, 1158 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]


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7 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 40.7, Long -49.7

8.0am: Altered course S86W (Flag).

9.20am: Formed line abreast to starboard.

9.25am: “Lancaster” guide of fleet.

9.30am: Increased to 11.5 knots. Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised small arm companies.

10.30am: Secured.

10.40am: G, T and S training classes at instruction. Remainder refitting gear and as requisite.

pm: Training classes at instruction

4.0pm: Altered course S83W (Flag).

4.9pm: Let go and picked up both lifebuoys.

4.41pm: Took up station in line ahead. 4.45pm: Speed 11 knots.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 9 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S61.5W, 266 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Noon air and sea temperature 70F]


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8 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 38.3, Long -54.2

9.5am: Divisions. Prayers and Physical drill.

9.0am: “Berwick” and “Lancaster” spread on starboard and port beams of Flag, distance 19,000 yards, Course S30W.

10.3am: Speed 7 knots. Course S78W. Tested Battle Station Wireless Telegraphy. Gun’s crews at loader drill. Stokers at small arm drill.

0.25pm: Continued to spread on beam bearing altered course S30W, 11 knots. Course and speed as requisite. Carried out Wireless Exercises.

[Course and speed as requisite for carrying out wireless exercises and rejoining “Suffolk”]

3.5pm: Exercises completed, altered course N50W, 11 knots to close Flag. Course as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 4 and 5.

4.43pm: Took up station 2.5 cables astern of Flag. Course S80W.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 7 minutes. 5.30pm: Exercised Night defence stations.

5.25pm: In station 2.5 cables astern of “Berwick”.

5.40pm: Altered course S73W Flag, 68 revs.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 7 minutes. 6.30pm: Secure.

8.15pm: Exercised night defence stations. Burnt searchlights. 9.5pm: Secured.

10.50pm: Placed oil navigation lights.

[Course and Distance made good: S56W, 250 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fine weather, noon air temperature 75F, sea temperature 77F]


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9 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 36.4, Long -57.7

6.14am: Sun rose by Compass S67E in [Lat] 37 10 N, [Long] 57 0 W. Variation 18 15 W. Deviation 2.5 degrees E.

8.40am: Veered target.

9.0am: Carried out .303 Aiming practice at towed target.

11.45am: Finished firing.

1.15pm: Stopped and hauled in target.

1.30pm: Took station 5.5 cables on starboard beam of Flag. Course S69W (Compass), 10 knots.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

4.10pm: Stopped. Exercised away all boats pull round fleet.

4.57pm: Proceeded in single line ahead.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 7 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 6 minutes. Prepared for night defence.

8.15pm: Exercised night defence. Burnt searchlights. 9.15pm: Secured.

11.25pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

11.40pm: Exercised Watch close WT [Watertight] doors.

[Course and Distance made good: S58.5W, 206 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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10 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda

Lat 34.1, Long -61.1

7.30am: Spread Quarter Deck awning.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters and Out Collision Mat, Sea boats crew, Sounding party, Hand wheel party and repel Torpedo craft attack in action. Exercised steam tactics.

[Courses and Speeds] [As requisite for steam tactics]

11.30am: OS [Ordinary Seamen] and AB’s [Able Seamen] under 21 to physical drill.

0.30pm: Course as requisite for taking station 2.5 miles on starboard beam of flag.

1.15pm: In station.

1.45pm: Carried out range keeping exercise.

[Courses and Speeds] [As requisite for range finding exercise]

2.40pm: Finished exercise. Took station astern of Berwick 2.5 cables. Course S67W (Flag).

2.55pm: In station.

pm: Hands employed holystoning decks.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

8.5pm: Decreased to 9.25 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: S54.5W, 237 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Barometric pressure relatively high and steady, weather fine, noon air and sea temperature 76F]


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11 October 1913

From Plymouth to Bermuda or at Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8 [estimated]

6.8am: Sighted Light House St David’s Head Mount Hill bearing S68W.

6.33am: Ships in column opened to 8 cables apart. Proceeded 11 knots 68 revs.

8.50am: Ships in column 4 cables apart.

[Courses and speeds] [As requisite for entering Bermuda Harbour]

9.48am: Let go port anchor. 9.50am: Let go starboard anchor moored ship 5 [shackles] on each in 7.25 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Stag Beacon S36W, North Breakwater Light S80W, Dockyard Chimney N67W]

10.45am: Discharged 1 Musician to “Cornwall”.

11.30am: Discharged to “Terror” 2 SBS [Sick Berth Stewards], 1 PO, 2 Artisans, 4 Stoker PO’s, 1 Cook, 8 Seamen, 2 Stokers, 3 Marines.

[Moored in Grassy Bay, Bermuda]

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 9pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Patrol returned.

10.45pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 437.0 tons]


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12 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Discharged to hospital 1 boy.

10.0am: Held Divine Service onboard.

1.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch from 1.30pm till 9pm, boys till 5.30pm.

3.0pm: Landed swimming party and patrol. Discharged to Canteen 1 stoker.

9.15pm: Patrol returned.

10.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Showers in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 77F]


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13 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

3.15am: Lit fires in picket boat.

3.45am: Lit fires in Harbour launch.

9.5am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Out sheet anchor.

9.40am: Band to physical drill.

9.45am: HE [His Excellency] The Governor returned Rear Admiral’s call.

1.30pm: Training classes at instruction. Divers had their monthly dip.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Scrubbed and washed clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 9pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.5pm: Harbour launch drew fires. Patrol returned.

10.50pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received 2000 lbs]


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14 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.40am: Lit fires in Harbour launch.

7.50am: 4 Shipwrights working onboard.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Party drawing new copper paint. Boats crews away sailing. Divers at work on ship’s side. Training classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Landed Engineer’s and Bosun’s dockyard parties.

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch from 4.30 till 9pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol. Scrubbed and washed clothes.

9.20pm: Patrol returned.

9.30pm: Drew fires in harbour launch.

10.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 230 lbs]

[Fine weather, noon air temperature 73F, sea temperature 62F (which seems unusually low)]


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15 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

7.35am: Dockyardmen onboard: 4 Shipwrights, 6 Electricians.

9.30am: Exercised “Prepare to be towed”.

10.40am: Hands employed as requisite.

11.35am: Colonel Commanding the Queens Regiment paid a call.

pm: Landed dockyard parties. Hands painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. Hands scrubbed and washed clothes.

11.15pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]


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16 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

5.0am: Dockyardmen onboard: 4 Shipwrights, 7 Electricians.

8.45am: Landed Battalion and Field gun.

11.50am: Battalion returned.

1.30pm: Engineer’s party drawing stores. Hoisted in field gun. Special leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30 till 9pm, boys till 5pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol. Landed Bathing party.

9.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received 700 lbs]


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17 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

0.15am: Exercised night boat’s crew fall in.

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam launch and picket boat.

6.0am: Landed Engineer’s Dockyard party. Landed provision party.

6.50am: Took in oil. Dockyardmen onboard: 4 Shipwrights, 7 Electricians.

am: Hands fitting coaling strops, stages and windsail jackstay.

pm: Hands preparing for coaling. Training classes at instruction.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 9pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 372 tons]


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18 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

5.0am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.45am: Commenced coaling 145 tons.

7.0am: Dockyardmen working onboard: 7 Electricians, 4 Shipwrights, 1 Driller.

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

1.0pm: Port Watch to dinner.

2.15pm: Finished coaling.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Patrol landed.

5.30pm: Special leave from 5.30 till 10pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned onboard.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 3440 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 508.0 tons]


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19 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

10.0am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics] and Wesleyans.

10.20am: Held Divine Service onboard.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm and to boys 1.30 till 5.30pm.

4.0pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

4.45pm: Secured collier alongside.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. Discharged 1 prisoner to “Berwick”.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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20 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

6.0am: Commenced coaling 1152 tons.

8.0am: Hands to breakfast.

8.30am: Hands coal ship.

9.0am: Witnesses for Court Martial left ship.

10.20am: Witnesses returned.

0.45pm: Hands coal ship.

7.30pm: Hands coal ship.

9.5pm: Finished coaling.

9.30pm: Hands clean ship.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[Calm, fine weather, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 74F]


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21 October 1913

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

9.0am: Performed Ceremonial in commemoration of Trafalgar Day.

10.0am: Discharged 1 prisoner to detention barracks. Landed Bosun’s Dockyard party. Divers working about port propeller.

1.30pm: Hands employed Bosun’s and Carpenter’s stores from Dockyard. Divers working about propeller.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch 4.30 till 10pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1627.3 tons]


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22 October 1913

From Bermuda to St Thomas

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Moored in Grassy Bay]

5.30am: Drew fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

6.0am: Diving party working about port propeller.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Hands employed refitting and overhauling gear. Joined ship from HMS Terror 1 signalman, 1 Marine, 1 Stoker.

pm: Hands preparing for sea.

1.30pm: Unmoored and weighed starboard anchor.

2.55pm: Weighed. Ship’s Head East.

3.10pm: Formed single line ahead 2.5 cables astern of “Berwick”, 10 knots. Course as requisite.

4.0pm: Exchanged stations with “Berwick”. Course as requisite through Narrows.

4.37pm: Cleared Narrows. 4.50pm: Shaped Course S8W.

5.0pm: Took station 1 mile on starboard beam of flag.

5.20pm: In station.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 6.

10.45pm: Exercised close WT [Watertight] doors.

10.50pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

11.0pm: Streamed patent log (Neptune).

[Number on sick list: 22]


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23 October 1913

From Bermuda to St Thomas

Lat 28.9, Long -64.6

8.25am: Took station 2.5 cables astern of Flag, speed 10.5 knots.

9.30am: Commenced range keeping Exercise. Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured. 10.48am: Finished range keeping exercise. Course S8W, 11 knots.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

4.12pm: Exercised Stations for being taken in tow.

4.21pm: Took station 1 point on port quarter of Flag.

4.41pm: Replaced gear. 4.45pm: Resumed station in line.

6.30pm: Reduced to 10 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: S1E, 217 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of St Thomas S0.5W, 635 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 78F]


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24 October 1913

From Bermuda to St Thomas

Lat 25.1, Long -64.6

7.30am: Sun’s True Bearing S61.5E at 7.30am. Ship’s Head S8W. Variation 6 24 E. Deviation 1 degree W. Lat 26 24 N, Long 64 27 W.

8.30am: Altered course to S4W (Flag).

9.0am: Took station on port beam of flag as requisite for WT [Wireless Telegraphy] Exercises.

9.30am: Exercised action.

[Courses and speeds] [As requisite for keeping distance for WT Exercises]

10.30am: AB’s and OS under 21 to physical drill.

0.30pm: Commenced 2 hour dinner hour by order of Rear Admiral.

3.45pm: Proceeded at 11 knots to station 1 mile on port beam of flag.

4.47pm: Flag proceeded 11 knots. Read Warrant No 7.

6.55pm: Ship in station. Course S4W (Flag), 10 knots.

[Course and Distance made good: S0.5E, 228 miles[

[Number on sick list: 18]


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25 October 1913

From Bermuda to St Thomas

Lat 21.5, Long -64.1

9.5am: Hauled in patent log.

9.45am: Carried out tactics.

11.30am: Carried out Officer of Watch manoeuvres.

0.30pm: Course S10W (Flag), 10 knots.

4.16pm: Stopped.

4.25pm: Resumed Course and speed.

4.35pm: Streamed patent log. 4.40pm: In station.

[Course and Distance made good: S2.5W, 216 miles]

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Noon air temperature 83F, sea temperature 81F, lightning during evening]


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26 October 1913

From Bermuda to St Thomas or at St Thomas

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9 [estimated]

2.45am: Placed oil navigation lights.

2.50am: Placed electric lights.

5.16am: Sighted land on port bow.

5.25am: Altered course to South.

7.40am: West end of St Thomas Island on port beam 1 mile. Altered course to S60E.

8.12am: Altered course N85E.

8.41am: Stopped. Remained outside while “Suffolk” moored.

9.42am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for mooring. 48 revs.

9.58am: Came to with Starboard anchor. 10.0am: Let go Port anchor and moored 4 shackles on each. Secured stern to buoy with 5.5” wire.

11.20am: Secured cables and wire, 5 fathoms forward, 5.5 fathoms aft. 5 fathoms Starboard Cutter’s Davits.

[Draught of Water: 25’ 6” Forward, 25’ 0” Aft]

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0pm and to boys till 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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27 October 1913

At St Thomas

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

8.0am: Hands employed painting ship. Flag [ship] saluted country 21 guns. Salute returned. Flag saluted British Consul 7 guns.

10.30am: HBM [His Britannic Majesty’s] Consul paid official visit. Hands employed painting ship.

11.0am: His Excellency The Governor paid official visit. Flag fired a salute of 17 guns.

pm: Had occasion to caution Mr Reid, Signal Boatswain, for neglect of duty, in that he, while in charge of wireless telegraphy signals, did not take sufficient steps with regard to a signal from Flagship [signed by Reid and Captain D’Oyly]

4.0pm: Hands painting ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7pm, Chief and POs 8pm.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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28 October 1913

At St Thomas

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

am and pm: Hands employed painting ship.

3.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch from 3.30 till 7pm. Chief and PO’s I till 10pm.

7.30pm: Landed band.

[Number on sick list: 23]


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29 October 1913

From St Thomas to St Kitts or at St Thomas

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

am: Hands employed painting ship and boats.

1.30pm: Unshackled and hauled in stern wire. Discharged to “Suffolk” 1 Marine. Preparing for sea.

2.30pm: Weighed port anchor. 3.0pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

3.39pm: Streamed patent log. 3.45pm: Course S72.5E, 42 revs.

4.40pm: Increased to 44 revs. Deviation by sight 2 20 W.

6.0pm: Hands to bathe in sail bath.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 87F]


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30 October 1913

From St Thomas to St Kitts and at St Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7 [estimated]

4.58am: Sighted Saba Island on starboard bow S46E.

8.35am: Orange Town [Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius] abeam 1 mile.

am: Hands employed painting mess deck and as requisite.

10.5am: Hauled in patent log. 10.10am: Altered course S80E.

10.50am: Stopped. Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Pier N74E, Church N5W, Spire N30W, Flagstaff N63W. Anchor buoy S75E 0.75 cables.

11.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes (to 4 hours slow on GMT).

1.10pm: Hands painting mess deck.

3.20pm: British Administrator paid official visit.

3.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0pm. CPO’s and PO’s till 8.0pm. Fired a salute of 15 guns.

4.0pm: Read Warrants 8 and 9.

8.10pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Noon air temperature 84F, sea temperature 81F]


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31 October 1913

At St Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

9.0am: Hands employed painting mess decks and as requisite.

3.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7pm. Chief and PO’s till 8pm.

4.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 10 and 11. Scrubbed and washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 26]


LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

At St Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

6.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace and picket boat.

am: Broken by accident Mercurial Barometer N&Z [Negretti and Zambra] 497. Hands painting mess deck and as requisite. Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

[Noon: Commenced taking readings by aneroid]

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30 till 7pm. PO’s till 8pm.

4.30pm: Hands to bathe.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Reflectors Yard arm Pattern 614, 1 in Number.

8.20pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 27]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 92 lbs]


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2 November 1913

At St Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

8.30am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics].

10.0am: Landed Wesleyans.

am: Special leave from [sic] to Port Watch from 1.30 till 7pm. Chief and First Class PO’s till 8pm, boys till 6pm.

5.0pm: Hoisted out and landed field gun.

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 688 lbs]


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3 November 1913

At St Kitts

Lat 17.3, Long -62.7

7.0am: Landed small arm companies.

9.45am: Small arm companies returned onboard.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite. Diving party diving for yard arm group.

3.30pm: Gave First Class leave to Starboard Watch till 7pm. Chief and First Class PO’s till 8pm.

5.0pm: Hands scrubbed and washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Fresh Beef Received: 366 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon air temperature 85F, sea temperature 82F]


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4 November 1913

At St Kitts [though actually going to Antigua]

Lat 17.1, Long -62.5

8.30am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.35am: Weighed port anchor. 9.40am: Proceeded Course South, 68 revs.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 5”]

am: Hands employed painting mess deck.

10.33am: Altered course S56E.

11.18am: Altered course N88E.

0.40pm: Redonda Island S7W, 9.25 miles.

3.10pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Corbizon Point N87E, Great Sister N26E, Goat Hill Point S37W]

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 7pm. PO’s still 8pm.

[Anchored off Antigua Harbour]

7.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.40pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Distance run through the water: 22.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 31]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 570 lbs]


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5 November 1913

At Antigua

Lat 17.1, Long -61.9 [estimated]

9.15am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Hands employed painting and as requisite. Seamanship class at instruction.

3.30pm: Gave First Class Leave to Starboard Watch from 3.30pm till 7pm. CPOs and POs till 8pm.

4.15pm: Hands scrubbed hammocks and washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 32]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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6 November 1913

At Antigua

Lat 17.1, Long -61.9

5.30am: Hands aired bedding.

am: Hands employed fitting side screens. Training classes at instruction.

pm: Hands employed painting and fitting side screens.

3.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch from 3.30 till 7pm. CPO’s and PO’s till 8pm.

[Number on sick list: 29]

[Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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7 November 1913

At Antigua

Lat 17.1, Long -61.9

9.30am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

am: Hands employed painting and refitting canvas gear.

pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 2”]

4.15pm: Read No 12 Warrant.

4.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded Course as requisite, 70 revs.

4.54pm: Course S78W. 5.29pm: Altered course S1E.

5.39pm: Streamed Patent log showing zero.

8.15pm: Placed oil navigation lights.

11.30pm: Terre D’eu bas Isle [Terre du Bas Island] S51E, Basse Terre [Guadeloupe] S75E, Deshayes [Deshaies] Mount N21E]

[Number on sick list: 29]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 + 120 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon air temperature 85F, sea temperature 82F]


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8 November 1913

From Antigua to Martinique

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1 [estimated]

5.15am: Dominica South Point N80E, Mount Mornte Trois Pitou [presumably Morne Trois Pitons] N55E.

5.20am: Sighted Martinique S48E.

5.42am: Altered course S38E.

8.28am: Hauled in Patent log.

9.50am: Arrived at rendez-vous. Course and speed as requisite for taking station 2.5 cables astern of [HMS] “Berwick”.

10.15am: In station. Course and speed as requisite for taking up anchor bearings and entering harbour.

10.59am: Stopped. 11.3am: Came to with starboard anchor. 11.7am: Let go Port anchor. Moored ship 5 [shackles] on each in 15 fathoms.

11.30am: Spread side screens.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

[Anchor Bearings: House N13E, Cable Hut N33E, Flagstaff Fort St Louis N73E, abeam port Fort St Louis S87E]

5.30pm: Half masted colours [though no indication why].

7.55pm: Drew fires in steam Pinnace.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 29]


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9 November 1913

At Martinique

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1

9.0am: Landed RC’s.

9.30am: Divisions.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

2.0pm: Gave First Class leave to Starboard Watch from 2pm till 7pm, boys till 5.30pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs]

[Fine weather, though showers late in day. Noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 83F]


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10 November 1913

At Martinique

Lat 14.6, Long -61.1

4.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

6.30am: Exercised fire stations, abandon ship, boats crews pull round the fleet.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Painting party painting casemates.

pm: Gave First Class leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 7pm. Boats crews away boat sailing.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 13.

5.0pm: Prepared ship for sea.

8.45pm: Burnt Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 656 lbs]


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11 November 1913

At Martinique [though actually going into St Lucia]

Lat 14.6, Long -61.2

5.40am: Unmoored. Weighed starboard anchor.

6.40am: Weighed port anchor. 6.58am: Proceeded 73 revs. Course as requisite for taking station and coasting to St Pierre.

8.21am: Stopped off St Pierre, W by N of Mouillage River, 7 cables.

8.40am: Landed Officers and PO’s. Training classes at instruction.

10.45am: Stood in towards shore.

11.15am: Proceeded. Formed single line ahead. Course SSW, speed 10 knots.

11.35am: Altered course S20E.

0.50pm: “Suffolk” hauled out of line.

[Draught of water: Forward 24’ 0”, Aft 25’ 0”]

1.16pm: Diamond Rock abeam 2.75 miles, altered course S8E.

1.45pm: Sighted St. Lucia.

3.55pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring independently.

4.7pm: Came to with Port anchor in 14.5 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: Tapion Rock S32E, Vigie Light House S83E, Vigie Point N85E]

10.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 843 tons]


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12 November 1913

At St Lucia

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0 [estimated]

6.32am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded into harbour.

7.30am: Secured alongside coaling wharf.

9.30am: Training classes at instruction.

10.30am: The Administrator paid official visit to “Suffolk”.

1.40pm: Finished coaling. Amount of coal taken in by native labour 672 tons.

2.30pm: Cast off from wharf and proceeded to outside anchorage.

3.17pm: Let go Port anchor in 15 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearing: Tapion Rock S24E 4 cables]

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 14.

[Number on sick list; 23

[Fresh Beef Received: 334 lbs, Vegetables Received: 680 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1475 tons]

[Showers in am, rain in pm. Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 81F]


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13 November 1913

From St Lucia to Barbadoes [Barbados]

Lat 13.6, Long -60.3

1.20am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

5.45am: Shortened in.

6.20am: Weighed Port anchor. Course and speed as requisite.

6.30am: Took station 2 cables astern of “Suffolk”.

6.54am: Streamed patent log.

7.20am: Altered course S51E.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.50pm: Sighted Barbadoes Island.

2.40pm: Altered course SE by S.

3.7pm: Took up anchor bearings.

3.44pm: Hauled in patent log.

4.17pm: Stopped. 4.19pm: Came to Port anchor. 4.21pm: Let go starboard anchor. Moored 5 [shackles] on each in 20 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Light on Mole North, RC Church N49E, Light House Needhams Point S44.5E]

7.0pm: Read Warrant No 15.

8.20pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

[Moored in Carlisle Bay Barbadoes]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 60 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Needham Point S51E, 49 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 during middle of day]


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14 November 1913

At Barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6 [estimated]

[Moored in Carlisle Bay, Barbadoes]

9.0am: Torpedo Training class away at dropping gear practice.

am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Suffolk saluted Governor with 17 guns. Paid boys their weekly money.

pm: Training classes at instruction.

2.5pm: Russian cruiser “Rossiya” [also known as Rossia] arrived and saluted 13 guns. Flag returned same.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch 4.30 till 7am. Landed Patrol.

8.0pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

11.40pm: Picket boat drew fires. Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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15 November 1913

At Barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

am: Gave leave to Starboard Watch from 12.30 till 7am and to First Part of Port Watch till 11pm, Boys till 5.30. Read Warrant No 16.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs]


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16 November 1913

At Barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

8.10am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics].

8.30am: Landed Wesleyans and Presbyterians.

9.30am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service onboard.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch 1.30 till 10pm. Boys till 5.30.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetable Received: 1400 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 86F]


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17 November 1913

At Barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

5.30am: Landed small arm companies.

8.45am: Small arm companies returned.

11.30am: Hands employed painting.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch from 4.30 till 7am.

4.45pm: Landed patrol.

11.30am and pm: Hands employed painting.

11.30pm: 2 AB’s [Able Seamen] handed over to Civil Police.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[Showery until 4pm]


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18 November 1913

At Barbadoes

Lat 13.1, Long -59.6

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30am: HMS Hermione arrived.

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Read No 17 Warrant.

am: Hands preparing for sea.

pm: Gun’s crews at loader drill. Hands oiling and overhauling wire hawsers.

4.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor. 4.45pm: Weighed Port anchor.

5.0pm: Course S45W, 11 knots.

8.10pm: Altered course N50W for Jamaica.

10.34pm: Increased to 78 revs. 10.52pm: Increased to 88 revs.

11.15pm: Exercised Seaboat’s crew.

11.30pm: Increased to 94 revs. 11.35pm: Exercised Watch close WT [watertight] doors.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]


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19 November 1913

From Barbadoes to Jamaica or at Sea

Lat 14.0, Long -63.7

0.15am: St Lucia Light N16E.

1.5am: Land in sight, port bow. 1.15am: Altered course N39W.

3.20am: St Lucia Light N67E

3.30pm: Exercised Seaboats crew fall in and Watch close WT doors.

3.50am: St Lucia Light N75E.

am: Guns crews and local control parties at drill.

Noon: Increased to 106 revs.

pm: Watch employed cleaning boats etc.

4.10pm: Read stations for “Out Fire Engines”.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.0pm: Reduced to 105 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: since 2.12am N77W, 153 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: of Kingston N73W, 800 miles]

[Number on sick list: 25]


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20 November 1913

From Barbadoes to Jamaica.

Lat 15.8, Long -70.8

8.30am: Heavy rain showers lasting 20 minutes.

9.30am: Exercised small arm companies in heavy marching order.

9.45am: Wind shifted to ESE. Heavy continuous rain.

11.30am: Wind shifted to E.

0.38pm: Altered course N70W (compass). 0.43pm: Reduced to 100 revs.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N75W, 424 miles]

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 86F]


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21 November 1913

From Barbadoes to Jamaica and At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

5.18am: Altered course N79W.

6.20am: Sighted Jamaica bearing N73W.

7.12am: Morant Light House bore N17W.

8.10am: Altered course W (Compass).

8.50am: Reduced to 100 revs. Hauled in Patent log.

9.15am: Course as requisite. 9.43am: Reduced to 62 revs.

10.35am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Market Pier N3E, Ballasting Pier N78E, Plum Point [Plumb Point] Light House S29E]

[At single anchor, Kingston Harbour, Jamaica]

2.30pm: “Suffolk” and “Berwick” arrived.

4.10pm: Read Warrants Nos 18 and 19.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 9”]

[Number on sick list: 27]


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22 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

9.0am: Seamanship and Gunnery Training classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Landed funeral party [though it is unclear who has died].

2.00pm: Half masted colours.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

3.30pm: HMS Suffolk sailed. HMS Hermione arrived.

4.30pm: Leave to Chief and First Class PO’s till 11pm.

5.30pm: Funeral Party returned.

5.45pm: HMS Berwick sailed.

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 598 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 88F, sea temperature 83F]


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23 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

10.0am: Divisions.

10.40am: Held Divine service onboard.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30 till 10pm, Chief and First Class PO’s 11pm. Leave to boys from 1.30 till 5.30pm.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 965 lbs]


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24 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.10am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded alongside RMSP [Royal Mail Steam Packet - more information here] Company's Jetty.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

8.15am: Drew fires in Picket boat. Training classes at instruction. Gun’s crews at loader drill.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 7am. Hands employed cleaning down aloft.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1040 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 544.0 tons]


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25 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Training classes at instruction. 12 Pounder guns crews at drill.

am: Discharged to hospital 1 Stoker and Mr Bailey Artificer Engineer.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Took in 1100 tons.

pm: Hands employed cleaning ship after coaling.

2.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1050 lbs, Bread Received: 650 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1629 tons]


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26 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.18am: Slipped from jetty. 7.26am: Came to with port anchor in 7 fathoms veered to 6 shackles.

am: Laid out stream anchor. Training classes at instruction. Gunlayers at .303” aiming practice. Guns crews at loader drill.

[Draught of water: Forward 26’ 5”, Aft 25’ 10”]

pm: 6” and 12 Pounder guns crews at Loader and drill. Torpedo party running torpedoes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

5.0pm: German cruiser “Hertha” arrived.

5.30pm: Patrol landed.

9.40pm: [HMS] “Hermione” anchored in Kingston harbour.

[True Bearing and Distance: Anchor Bearing: RMSP Wharf North 3 cables]

[Number on sick list: 29]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 750 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 83F]


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27 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.0am: Torpedo training class running torpedoes.

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.30am: Guns crews to .303 aiming tube practice. Training classes at instruction.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes. Leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30 till 7am.

5.0pm: Half masted colours.

5.15pm: Joined ship from Hermione 1 Stoker. Discharged to Hermione 1 Stoke.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.15pm: Steam Pinnace drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 30]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 750 lbs]


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28 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.0am: Lit fires in picket boat and steam pinnace.

5.0am: Gun’s crews at .303 aiming rifle practice. Hands employed painting down aloft.

7.15am: Half masted [colours]. Landed funeral party to attend German funeral.

am: Hands painting down aloft. Gun’s crews carrying out aiming rifle tube practice.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 4.30 till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 28]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 642 lbs, Bread Received: 750 lbs]


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29 November 1913

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am and 9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. All gun’s crews at .303 aiming drill.

pm: Guns crews at Loader Drill. Exercised Officers of Quarters firing (blank). Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am and to Boys till 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 29]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs, Bread Received: 1500 lbs]


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30 November 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.15am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics] (22).

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans (16) and Presbyterians (10) and Congregationalists (9).

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

Noon: Church parties onboard.

1.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10pm, CPO’s till 11pm and boys till 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.0am: Hands exercised at physical drill. Weighed and shifted stream anchor.

8.0am: Dressed ship in honour of HM Queen Alexandra's Birthday.

9.30am: All guns crews at .303 aiming and Loader drill. Training classes at instruction.

11.15am: Captain Peel RMLI, Naval Instructor Batchellor RN, Lieutenant Whitehead RN, Lieutenants Brown, Morford, Bath, Noyes, Stewart, Weir, Robb Adair and Webber RM, Mr Hannaford Quartermaster RM, 6 Privates RM and 2 officers stewards left ship for England per SS “Patuca” [later HMS Patuca, listed here].

Noon: Fired Royal Salute.

pm: Paid Monthly money. Gun Layers and Sight Setters at Gunnery Lecture. Training classes (Seamen and Torpedomen) at instruction. Gunnery party at exercised. Exercised daymen at physical drill.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Washed clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.20pm: Joined from [HMS] “Hermione” 1 Private RM.

5.28pm: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs, Bread Received: 750 lbs]


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2 December 1913

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Guns crew at .303 Aiming.

9.0am: Training classes (Seaman Gunners and Torpedomen) at instruction. Gunnery party at exercises. Boys at physical drill.

10.50am: Weighed and secured inboard - stream anchor.

pm: Training classes at instruction. Hands employed refitting and preparing for sea. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

3.0pm: Shortened in. 3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour as requisite. 3.25pm: 9 knots.

4.13pm: Stopped. 4.18pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 14 fathoms, veered to 7 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Plum [Plumb] Point Light House N80E, East Middle Beacon S39E, Maiden Cay Beacon S29W]

5.0pm: Hoisted out targets.

[At single anchor outside Palisadoes]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 + 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1180 lbs]


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3 December 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 17.9, Long -76.6 [estimated]

Draught: Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6”

5.45am: Shortened in. 6.0am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for taking up position for Gun Layers Test.

7.0am: Courses and speeds as requisite for Gun Layers Test at targets towed by “Hermione”.

7.10am: Opened Fire.

am: Carried out heavy and light Gunlayers test off Cow Bay.

0.50pm: Firing completed - Stopped.

1.25pm: Umpires left ship.

1.50pm: Proceeded as requisite for practising officers in handling ship. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

3.40pm: Swung ship for deviation of compass by Sun’s Bearing.

4.0pm: SBC [Signal Books Correct] and WTBC [Wireless Telegraphy Books Correct]. Evening Quarters.

5.16pm: Came to with Port anchor in 15 fathoms, veered to 7 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: RMSP Wharf N7E, Red Cliff N53E, Plum Point Light House N78E]

[At single anchor outside Palisadoes]

8.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.

[Number on sick list: 22]


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4 December 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.50am: Shortened in. 6.5am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

6.15am: Course as requisite for practice at OOQ [Officer of Quarters] firing, 9 knots.

7.0am: Exercised General Quarters. 7.5am: Dropped target. 7.30am: Secured (General Quarters).

8.30am: Carried out OOQ firing practice.

9.30am: Secured. 9.40am: Away seaboat, pick up buoy and cask for exercise.

9.45am: Hoisted in Target.

10.15am: Proceeded 10 knots, as requisite for entering harbour.

11.40am: Stopped. 11.43am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearing: RMSP Wharf North 3 cables]

1.10pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am and to boys till 5.30pm.

2.0pm: Landed escort.

5.0pm: Hoisted in targets.

5.20pm: Escort returned (2 leavebreakers). Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]

[Calm, fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 82F]


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5 December 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.50am: Marines landed for drill. Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder as requisite.

pm: Training classes at instruction. Boys at Hygiene Lecture. Remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Washed clothes.

11.0pm: German Cruise “Hertha” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]


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6 December 1913

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

0.20am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

am: Aired Night Clothing. Tested life-buoys: found correct. Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Mr Baily, Artificer Engineer returned from Hospital (Port Royal).

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

5.20pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 21.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3057 lbs]


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7 December 1913

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

3.30am: Departed this life at Military Hospital Port Royal ON K19009 John Henry Vaughan, Stoker Second Class (from Tuberculosis).

8.15am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics].

9.0am: Halfmasted colours.

10.15am: Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians and Congregationalists.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

11.0am: Held Holy Communion.

Noon: RCs returned.

0.40pm: Church parties returned.

2.30pm: Funeral party left ship.

4.50pm: Funeral party returned.

5.15pm: Landed Patrol. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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8 December 1913

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Exercised Collision and Fire Stations and all boats at pulling. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Halfmasted colours.

10.0am: Divisions. Read prayers. Training classes (Seamen and Gunners) at instructions. Hands employed as requisite. Boats crews refitting boats’ sails.

1.30pm: Hands employed boat sailing, refitting Bosun’s gear, Painting passages and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Washed clothes.

4.45pm: Discharged to [HMS] “Hermione” 1 Private RMLI, 1 Officer’s steward and 1 Bugler (RM) (for imprisonment).

[Number on sick list: 25

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1338.0 tons]


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9 December 1913

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

0.15am: Called away night boat’s crew.

Draught: Forward 25’ 5”, Aft 24’ 10”.

4.30am: Sent to “Hermione” 1 Maxim gun and ammunition and 7 days salt provisions.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded alongside RMSP Wharf (East side) for coal.

6.25am: “Hermione” proceeded.

6.55am: Made fast to Jetty.

7.25am: Commenced coaling ship (native labour).

[Supplied “Hermione” with Beef 2770 lbs; Vegetables 4800 lbs; Bread 4680 lbs]

am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Hands employed provisioning ship and preparing for sea. Turned end-for-end Third Cutter’s falls and after guys of Main Derrick.

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 11”]

0.30pm: Finished Coaling. Received 332 tons.

0.42pm: Slipped from Wharf.

1.4pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour, 72 revs.

2.0pm: Commenced to work up to 93 revs. 2.11pm: Set Course S36W.

2.26pm: Ship going 93 revs.

2.47pm: Streamed Patent Log (Set).

3.0pm: Altered course to S66W. Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes. Obtained Deviation Ship’s Head S88W. Variation used 2 degrees E. Deviation = 1 degree E.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

11.0pm: Exercised seaboats crew and watch closing WT [watertight] Doors.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1535.0 tons]


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10 December 1913

From Kingston - Jamaica to Belize - British Honduras

Lat 17.6, Long -82.6

9.0am: Hands employed painting Picket Boat and cleaning ship.

0.45pm: Altered course S79W (Standard).

3.50pm: Sighted land on Port Bow S14W, 17 miles.

4.45pm: Swan Island (WT Station) abeam 10.1 miles.

5.20pm: Put Clocks back 15 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.45pm: Heavy rain much lightning. Wind shifted to ENE.

10.0pm: Placed oil Navigation Lights.

10.15pm: Replaced Electric Navigation Lights.

[Distance made good: from Kingston 349 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: East Swan Island S81W, 75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Rain, heavy at times, and showers in evening, lightning from 10pm, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 81F]


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11 December 1913

From Kingston (Jamaica) to Belize

Lat 17.1, Long -87.6

7.5am: Altered course S20W. Reduced to 30 revs.

7.30am: Passing quantities of weed.

8.3am: Altered course to N20E.

9.7am: Altered course S76W, Increased to 50 revs.

9.25am: Observed land (Cay) N68W. 9.30am: Altered course to N66W.

10.39am: As requisite for stopping off Moon Cay [Half Moon Cay] for Pilot.

11.22am: Boat came off. No Pilot at Moon Cay.

11.30am: Proceeded S29W 12 knots. 11.58am: Altered course to N87W.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat and steam Pinnace.

0.16pm: Altered course to S87W. 1.8pm: As requisite for Bokel Cay. Courses as requisite for navigating approaches to Belize.

1.27pm: Stopped. Native Pilot came onboard. 1.34pm: Proceeded as requisite 75 revs.

3.45pm: 63 revs. As requisite for anchorage.

3.50pm: Slowed both engines. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

4.14pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 5.25 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

5.0pm: Pilot left ship.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort George Light House N11E, abeam port North Drowned Cay N29E, Sergeants Cay S85.5E, abeam starboard One Man Cay S33.5E]

7.45pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

Draught: Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 3”

[Distance run through the water: 285.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bokel Cay Light House N82W, 18 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]


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12 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured. 10.35am: Training classes (Seamen and Gunners) at instruction. Hands employed painting passages and cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Exercised No 1 Company and Maxim Guns crew as landing party. Hands employed getting up provisions for landing party. Told off boarding guard.

4.15pm: Landed 3 ratings to Government House.

[Number on sick list: 28]

[Heavy rain on and off during day, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 79F]


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13 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

7.0am: Ammunitioned and provisioned boats for Landing party.

9.0am: Landed Advance Party under Arms. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Landed A Company of Seamen and 53 Royal Marines and stoker’s stretcher party under arms.

[Number on sick list: 29]


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14 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to CPOs and POs and Second part Port Watch till 5.30pm.

6.30pm: Held Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1226.0 tons]


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15 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

8.0am: Landed coaling party. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

Draught: Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 2”.

3.15pm: SS “Marowijne” came alongside.

4.30pm: Commenced Coaling ship.

5.0pm: Received onboard 64 cases of biscuits.

7.10pm: Finished Coaling. Received 53 tons.

7.40pm: SS “Marowijne” left ship.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat and banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 28]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1265.0 tons]


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16 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

am: 200 lbs Tobacco damaged by water. Hands employed cleaning ship and clearing after Bread Room.

1.30pm: Special leave to CPO’s and PO’s till 5.30pm.

pm: Hands employed cleaning after Bread room and cleaning ship and boats.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

4.10pm: Washed clothes.

8.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace. Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 25]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs]


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17 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at Physical drill.

9.30am: Hands employed painting passages and as requisite. Turned end-for-end Main Derrick Fore guys.

11.25am: Saluted American Consul with 7 guns.

1.20pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants No 22 and 23.

[Number on sick list: 27]

[Fresh Beef Received: 290 lbs, Vegetables Received: 400 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 79F]


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18 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill. Hands painting Gun Room Flat, getting up seven days provisions for River party. Turned end-for-end gigs’ and First and Second whalers falls.

1.30pm: Made and Mended Clothes. Special Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part of Port Watch till 5.30pm. Landed seven days’ provisions for River Party.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Sent 4 bags of Coal to Camp.

7.30pm: Banked fires in steam pinnace.

9.30pm: Spread fires in steam pinnace. Sent boarding guard.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Fresh Beef Received: 250 lbs, Vegetables Received: 840 lbs]


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19 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

1.40am: Guard returned.

5.40am: Exercised Hands at boat pulling.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting Fore Cross Passage and aft deck.

1.30pm: Leave to Chief and PO’s and First part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm.

4.30pm: Landed 1 Yeoman Signal and Band for Government House. Washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 250 lbs]


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20 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

8.50am: Aired night clothing.

9.10am: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

1.30pm: Leave to CPOs and PO’s till 5.30pm. Hands employed painting fore cross passage and as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 24.

10.0pm: Painting party painting half deck, Gun Room flat and Ward Room.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 560 lbs]


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21 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to CPOs and POs and Second part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1164.0 tons]


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22 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

2.30am: Second Boarding guard returned.

5.30am: Spread fires in steam pinnace. All boats crews away at exercise. Remainder of hands at physical drill.

am: Prepared ship for coaling. Draught: Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’1”.

1.30pm: Sent Coaling party to Collier.

5.50pm: SS “Belvernon” came alongside.

6.25pm: Commenced coaling.

11.30pm: Finished Coaling. Received 87 tons.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 250 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1235 tons.

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 80F]


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23 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

0.35am: SS “Belvernon” shoved off from ship.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Special leave to CPO’s and PO’s, Second part Starboard Watch and Starboard Watch of boys till 6pm.

pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 25. Washed clothes.

7.0pm: First guard left ship.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 270 lbs, Vegetables Received: 310 lbs]


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24 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

0.55am: Second guard left ship.

2.15am: First guard returned.

8.0am: Third guard left ship. Landed provisions for Camp.

10.40am: Third Guard returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Chief and PO’s, Second Part Port Watch till 5.30pm. Hands made and mended clothes.

4.30pm: Discharged to Camp 1 marine.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 300 lbs]


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25 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

10.10am: Performed Divine Service [presumably for Christmas Day, on this Thursday].

11.10am: Piped down.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 19]


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26 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

9.5am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Exercised at Physical drill.

am: B and C Company at drill.

11.0am: Joined from Camp 2 marines.

2.0pm: Landed Small Arms Companies and Band. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32.

6.30pm: Small Arms Companies returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 260 lbs]


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27 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

0.40am: Guard returned.

3.20am: Band returned.

11.0am: Lieutenant Compton returned onboard from camp duty (sick).

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Starboard Watch till 6pm. Sub Lieutenant McGrath joined camp for duty.

8.0pm: Slung clean hammocks.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 560 lbs]


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28 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

10.15am: Performed Divine Service. Rove new Second Whalers falls.

11.10am: Five bags of mails arrived onboard.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Port Watch till 5.30pm.

7.15pm: Guard left ship.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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29 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

1.0am: Relief guard left ship.

2.10am: Guard returned.

5.30am: Exercised boat pulling. Remainder at physical drill.

7.50am: Relief guard returned.

9.30am: Hands employed painting passages and submerged flats, with Carpenter: spreading side screens and as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm. Hands employed as in forenoon. Boys at boat instruction.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Scrubbed hammocks and washed clothes.

7.0pm: Returned from duty at Camp 7 ratings.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs]


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30 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

5.30am: Aired bedding. Carpenters party (8) cleaning out Paint store. Remainder of hands cleaning ship and hammock nettings.

9.10am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Coxswains of boats at signals.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Examined and refitted leading blocks. Gunnery party at exercise.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Port Watch till 5.30pm. Sent provisions to Camp. Hands employed cleaning ship and painting passages.

6.30pm: Returned from duty at Camp 1 AB [Able Seaman].

9.30pm: First Guard left ship.

11.50pm: Guard returned.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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31 December 1913

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

5.30am: Carpenters party restowing paint store. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Read prayers. Hands employed refitting gear, painting cross passage and cleaning ship. Gunnery party at exercise.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm.

4.30pm: Washed Clothes.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]

[Showers in am. Noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 78F]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

am: Lost overboard by accident Telescopes small 1 in Number.

9.0am: Divisions. Read prayers. Landed Band. Exercised Small Arms Companies and local Control parties. Hands employed painting passages, restowing paint-room and cleaning ship.

0.30pm: Paid monthly money.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Port Watch till 5.30pm. Hands made and mended clothes.

6.45pm: Band returned.

8.30pm: Held Concert onboard.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]

[Showers all day, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 78F]


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2 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

6.0am: Sent stores to Camp. Landed Escort.

9.15am: Divisions. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s till 5.30pm. Hands employed cleaning ship and painting passages.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 33. Washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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3 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

11.45am: His Excellency the Governor (Mr Collett CMG [Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George]) came onboard [more information about Wilfred Collet here].

1.30pm: Gave leave to CPO’s and PO’s till 6pm. Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Landed stores for camp.

3.55pm: Saluted Governor 17 guns.

6.0pm: Read Warrant No 34.

7.30pm: Rejoined from Camp 1 Stoker.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 270 + 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 750 lbs]


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4 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

6.0am: Landed RC’s (9).

10.20am: Performed Divine Service and Holy Communion. Six bags mails arrived.

1.30pm: Leave to CPOs and POs and First part Starboard Watch till 6pm.

3.20pm: Rejoined from camp 1 AB.

7.10pm: Guard left ship.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1023.0]


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5 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

1.0am: Relief Guard left ship.

2.10am: Guard returned.

6.0am and 9.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

7.45am: Guard returned.

Draught: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 11”.

0.55pm: SS “Belvernon” came alongside.

1.45pm: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 35.

6.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 91 tons.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1098.0 tons]

[Showers for most of day. Noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 76F]


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6 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

5.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands employed painting passages, with armourer and Bosun and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 5.30pm.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Examined and refitted Coaling gear. Rejoined from Hospital 1 AB and 2 Privates RM [Royal Marines].

[Number of sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs]


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7 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

7.45am: Departed this life Frederick Barnes Ordinary Seaman ON SS 4197.

am: Hands employed painting Electrical Store room and officers bathroom, oiling over main derrick purchase and topping-lift, working and lubricating rigging screws and cleaning ship. Gunnery party at exercise.

2.0pm: Landed Funeral Escort.

2.30pm: Landed body of late Frederick Barnes and Funeral Party.

4.30pm: Rejoined from Camp 3 seamen ratings.

5.50pm: Funeral party returned.

[Number of sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 280 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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8 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship, painting passages and ranging Cable for survey.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill.

am: Hands employed surveying cable and rigging screws, oiling 3.5 inch wire hawser. Rejoined ship from Camp main party 46 seamen, 22 marines.

1.30pm: Leave to CPOs and POs and First part Starboard Watch till 6pm.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes. Motor Yacht “Patricia” left for patrol duty at Cays (4 ratings under Lieutenant G) [Gunner?].

5.10pm: Prepared for Coaling.

[Number of sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1048.5 tons]


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9 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

Draught: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 11”.

7.40am: SS “Benefactor” came alongside. Landed one weeks provisions for River Party.

7.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Guard left ship.

am and pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

0.20pm: Guard returned.

2.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 206 tons.

7.0pm: Landed Concert Party.

11.40pm: Concert party returned.

[Number of sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 290 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1239.0 tons]


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10 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

6.10am: SS “Benefactor” left ship. Hands employed cleaning ship, stowing Port Cable and ranging sheet cable.

8.45am: Guard left ship. Hands cleaning ship, surveying cables and examining and repairing coaling strops.

Draught: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 2”.

0.25pm: Guard returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 6pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.

[Number of sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 630 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 78F]


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11 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

8.15am: Landed RC’s (12).

9.40am: Guard left ship.

10.25am: Performed Divine Service.

11.10am: RC’s returned.

11.55am: Mails (5 bags) came onboard.

1.30pm: Leave to CPOs and POs and First part Port Watch till 6.0pm. Relief Guard left ship.

3.15pm: Guard returned.

4.30pm: Rejoined from River party 4 hands.

5.50pm: Guard left ship.

6.45pm: Relief Guard returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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12 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

1.0am: Relief guard left ship.

2.5am: Guard returned.

6.0am: Hands employed surveying cables and cleaning ship. Escort left ship.

9.10am: Guard left. Hands employed refitting blocks, lower boom gear and fenders, and painting cross passages. Gunnery training class at instruction.

11.35am: Relief guard returned.

1.30pm: Relief Guard left ship. Hands employed as in forenoon. Training Classes (Seamanship and Gunnery) under instruction. Rove deck tackle.

4.15pm: Scrubbed hammocks and washed clothes.

4.40pm: Rejoined from Government House 6 ratings.

6.0pm: Guard returned (keeping guard onboard Schooner Adèle).

[Number of sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]

[Heavy rain, with thunder and lightning in night, rain in am, fine in pm. Noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 77F]


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13 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

6.23am: Let go Port anchor, weighed starboard anchor by hand. Veered Port cable to 4 shackles.

8.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship, surveying cable, cleaning out chain lockers, clearing fore provision room, and refitting coal bags. Gunnery party at exercise. Party working ashore with Boatswain.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and POs and Second part Watch till 6pm. Hands employed as in forenoon. Seamanship class at instruction.

3.50pm: Guard finished duty.

4.0pm: Bos’n’s party returned.

[Number of sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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14 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

8.20am: Rejoined ship from Cays 2 ratings (sick).

9.0am: Galley's crew to Government House.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill. Seamanship class at instruction. Hands employed painting passages, repairing coal bags and restowing provision rooms and refitting gear. Gunnery party at exercise.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 6pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and cleaning out launch and pinnace.

[Number of sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 450 lbs]


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15 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

8.35am: Rejoined from Cays 20 ratings. Discharged to Government House 1 Yeoman Signals and 1 Writer.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill. Hands employed repairing coal bags, oiling hawsers and repairing fenders, painting passages, at Small Arm drill (B company) and as requisite. Gunnery party at exercises.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Port Watch till 6pm. Hands made and mended clothes. Armourer’s party running in A3 Gun.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 900 lbs]


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16 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

3.55am: Guard left ship.

4.35am: Guard returned.

7.55am: Guard left ship.

8.30am: Discharged to Government House 3 Signalmen, 9 hands working at Government House. Hands employed working in provision room, repairing coal bags, refitting grass fenders, stowing cable and as requisite. Gunnery party at exercise.

1.30pm: Leave to CPOs and POs till 6pm. Relief Guard left ship. Hands employed cleaning out boats, repairing coal bags, refitting grass fenders and as requisite.

3.45pm: Guard returned. Provision lighter alongside.

3.50pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.45pm: Discharged 1 Signalman to Government House.

5.35pm: Guard left ship.

6.50pm: Relief Guard returned.

7.0pm: 2 Carpenters Crews returned from Government House.

7.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace. Guard returned.

11.45pm: Guard left ship.

[Number of sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 750 lbs]


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17 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

0.55am: Guard returned.

8.30am: Tested life-buoys: found correct.

8.45am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship and painting passages.

11.10am: 2 Carpenter ratings returned from Government House.

1.0pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part of Port Watch till 6pm.

[Number of sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 650 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1050 lbs]


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18 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

6.10am: Landed RC’s (10).

7.50am: Guard left ship.

8.10am: Lieutenant Edgcumbe [Edgecombe?], AP Odam [or Odain] and 4 ratings left ship in “Patricia” for patrol duties.

9.0am: Surgeon Hamilton and 12 marines rejoined from Cays.

9.30am: Divisions. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

11.30am: RCs returned.

Noon: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

1.30pm: Relief Guard left ship. Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 6pm.

3.45pm: Guard returned.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

7.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

8.30pm: Relief Guard left ship.

9.45pm: Guard returned.

[Number of sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 61 lbs, Vegetables Received: 121 lbs, Bread Received: 121 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1092.0 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 77F]


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19 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

1.0am: Guard left ship.

1.45am: Relief Guard returned.

6.0am: Relief Guard left ship. 1 Shipwright working at Government House.

8.40am: Guard returned.

9.0am: Relief guard left ship.

am: Hands employed painting cross passages, refitting fenders, cleaning after provision room and preparing for coaling.

11.10am: Guard returned.

[Draught: Forward 24’ 2”, Aft 25’ 4”]

1.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling. Guard left ship.

3.15pm: SS “Belvernon” came alongside.

3.45pm: Guard returned.

4.30pm: Guard returned.

5.30pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

[Number of sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 335 lbs, Vegetables Received: 459 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1298.0 tons]


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20 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

0.15am: Finished Coaling. Received 223 tons

1.20am: “Belvernon” left ship.

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and unrigging coaling stays.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Starboard Watch till 6pm.

2.0pm: Overhauled Coaling gear. Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.15pm: Washed clothes.

9.0pm: Guard left ship.

10.40pm: Guard returned.

[Number of sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1050 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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21 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

Draught: Forward 24’ 9”, Aft 25’ 6”.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill.

9.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for Battle.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Port Watch till 6pm.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for Battle.

4.15pm: Washed clothes.

[Number of sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 lbs, Vegetables Received: 609 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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22 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

5.40am: After turrets providing projectiles, painting party painting passages. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Hands exercised at physical drill. Seamanship classes at instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship and working with Gunner and Boatswain.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Starboard Watch till 6pm. Made and mended Clothes.

7.40pm: “Patricia” returned from patrolling.

[Number of sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 lbs, Vegetables Received: 759 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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23 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

5.30am: Guard left ship.

5.45am: Cleared ship for action.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Relief Guard left ship.

9.10am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill.

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.10am: Guard returned.

11.0am: Secured. 11.5am: Replaced gear.

11.10am: Relief Guard returned. 11.45am: Guard left ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed replacing gear after “Prepare for Battle” and oiling all wire hawsers.

1.25pm: Guard returned.

3.0pm: Rejoined from Hospital 2 ratings.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 36.

4.30pm: Washed clothes.

[Number of sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 321 lbs, Vegetables Received: 609 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 77F]


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24 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

9.0am: Read Warrant No 37.

am: Hands employed painting passages, refitting gear and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Starboard Watch till 6.30pm.

2.0pm: Seamanship training class at instruction. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 38 and 39.

7.15pm: Lost overboard by accident Picket Boat’s steaming light Pattern No 25a.

[Number of sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 389 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1209 lbs, Bread Received: 18 lbs]


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25 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

8.15am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics] (18).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

11.10am: RC’s returned.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Port Watch till 6.30pm.

2.0pm: Guard left ship.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.20pm: Relief guard left ship.

7.20pm: Guard returned.

[Number of sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 5 lbs, Vegetables Received: 9 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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26 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

1.0am: Guard left ship.

2.0am: Relief guard returned.

5.40am: Hands employed painting Ward Room.

5.45am: Relief guard left.

5.50am: Shortened in on Port Cable.

6.23am: Let go starboard anchor veered to 4 shackles.

6.25am: Weighed Port anchor by hand.

8.45am: Guard returned.

9.25am: Relief guard left ship.

10.0am: Seamanship training class at instruction. Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed overhauling and painting hawser reels.

11.10am: Guard returned.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s, Second part Starboard Watch and Boys till 6.30pm. Relief guard left ship.

1.40pm: Lieutenant Chalmers and guard left in “Patricia” for patrolling Cays. Hands employed cleaning ship, painting boats, refitting gear and with Carpenter.

4.10pm: Guard returned. Scrubbed hammocks and washed clothes.

5.15pm: Relief guard returned.

[Number of sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 344 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1559 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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27 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.0am: Guard left ship.

7.0am: Rigged diving boat.

8.25am: Guard returned.

8.30am: Divers exercised at monthly dip. Examined Underwater fittings.

am: Exercised at physical drill. Hands employed refitting lower rigging, painting and cleaning ship and painting Ward Room. Gunnery party at exercise.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Port Watch till 6.30pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Guard left ship.

3.45pm: Guard returned.

4.30pm: Rejoined from Hospital 1 AB. Steam Pinnace fired 3 pounder round (test).

8.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

9.20pm: Guard left.

10.30pm: Guard returned.

[Number of sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1509 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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28 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

4.15am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.0am: Diving party at work.

am: Hands employed refitting gear (boats davits), cleaning ship and painting Ward Room. Gunnery party at exercise. Held examination of 3 Stoker PO’s for CPO [Chief Petty Officer].

Noon: Diving party finished.

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and First part Starboard Watch till 6.30pm. Hands employed as in forenoon. Unrigged diving boat. Exercised Man and Arm boats. Carried out boat firing (3 pounder shell).

8.30pm: Exercised Night Defence, carried out .303” aiming.

9.0pm: Secured.

9.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.50pm: Lieutenant Chalmers and guard returned to ship in “Patricia”.

[Number of sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 345 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1559 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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29 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

4.10am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning down aloft and ship.

9.0am: Divisions. Read prayers. Boys at boat work. Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting strops on davits, painting Ward Room. Held preliminary educational test for PO (7).

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Port Watch till 6.30pm. Hands made and mended clothes.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Washed clothes.

8.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number of sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 675 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5259 lbs, Bread Received: 9 lbs]


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30 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace. Guard left ship.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and blacking down aloft.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Relief guard left ship.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured. Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting gear, blacking down aloft, painting boats and as requisite. Gunnery party at exercises.

11.30am: Guard returned.

1.30pm: Guard left ship. Leave to CPO’s and PO’s and Second part Port Watch till 6pm. Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.20pm: Guard returned.

5.0pm Guard left ship.

9.15pm: Guard returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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31 January 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.5, Long -88.2

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Tested life buoys, found correct.

11.0am: Rejoined from Cays 1 Corporal RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry].

1.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s till 6.30pm.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.45pm: Rejoined from Government House 2 Carpenter Ratings.

8.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 335 lbs]

[Mostly fine weather, wind from N and W force 3 or 4 for much of day. Noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 78F]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

At Belize

Lat 17.2, Long -86.9

Draught: 24’ 8” Forward, 25’ 4” Aft.

4.30am: 1 PO, 1 Yeoman Signals, 4 Signalmen and 1 Captain’s valet returned from Government House.

5.15am: Prepared for sea.

5.30am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Closed B and C Doors. 6.15am: Weighed starboard anchor.

6.40am: Proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for passage through reefs.

7.52am: Speed 95 revs. 8.0am: Cleared reefs, shaped course S23E at 110 revs.

8.16am: Streamed Neptune log (set).

9.50am: Altered course to N75E.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

2.15pm: Heavy rain squall. Wind dropped to 2.

3.0pm: In Lat 17 25 N, Long 86 W sun bore by compass S47.5W: Deviation nil.

5.30pm: Sun set bearing S66.5W.

10.0pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

11.45pm: Exercised seaboats crew and watch closing WT [watertight] Doors.

[Distance made good: 92 miles]

[Distance of Port-Au-Prince, 843 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]


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2 February 1914

From Belize to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Lat 18.2, Long -80.5

2.10am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

am: Hands employed cleaning out boats.

1.30pm: Paid monthly money.

5.6pm: (GMT [Greenwich Mean Time] 10 hours 39 minutes) in Lat 18 22 N, Long 79 W sun bore by standard compass S67W, Variation 2 13 E, ship’s head N79E - Deviation 0 42 E.

6.30pm: Sighted South Negril Light S50E.

6.40pm: Altered course to N53E.

10.0pm: Put clocks on 18 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N81E, 372 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: South Negril Point Jamaica N87.5E, 125 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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3 February 1914

From Belize to Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Lat 18.9, Long -73.8

1.10am: Put clocks on 18 minutes.

2.35am: Sighted a light bearing about South through glasses, but lost it soon after.

6.0am: Sighted French Man of War right ahead.

6.20am: Altered course to S83E.

6.35am: Sun rose bearing S73.25E. Deviation 0 17 E.

8.15am: Passed French Cruiser “Conde” [Condé] (to starboard). Paraded guard and band. Exchanged signals.

9.10am: Sighted land (S10E). Divisions. Read prayers. Hands employed painting steam boats and as requisite.

11.50am: Sighted Gonave [Gonâve] Island ahead.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat and steam pinnace. Hands employed preparing for going into harbour.

1.55pm: Altered course to S71E.

3.35pm: Reduced to 15 knots. Courses as requisite for harbour.

4.7pm: Hauled in Patent Log (909.6).

5.0pm: Came to with Port anchor in 17 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Found at anchor HMS “Mutine”, USS’s South Carolina and “Montana”, SMS’s “Bremen” and “Vineta” (German).

5.20pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Draught: Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 6”]

[Anchor Bearings: Fort Island [Fort Islet] Light House East, “sun” Fort Alexander S80E, “sun” Fort Bizothon [Bizoton] S2W, 17 fathoms, 5 shackles]

6.10pm: Sailed SMS “Vineta”.

7.5pm: Drew fires in steam Pinnace.

7.40pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.10pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

10.30pm: French cruiser “Condé” arrived. Sent OOG [Officer of the Guard].

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance made good: 396 miles = 16.92 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rochelois 114 degrees - 35 miles. Distance to Port au Prince 80 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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4 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4 [estimated]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and cleaning down aloft.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting boats and as requisite.

2.15pm: Landed for guarding Legation 8 marines and 1 TGM [Torpedo Gunner’s Mate] and 1 PO Telegraphist. [For more about activities in Haiti at this time see here and here.] Sailed [HMS] “Mutine”.

4.30pm: Washed clothes.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 80F]


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5 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4

5.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.0am: Divers carrying out monthly practice.

9.0am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Hands employed painting Third Cutter and whaler, refitting launch’s gear and picket boat’s slings. Gunnery and Seamanship training classes at instruction.

9.30am: Foreign Captains attended conference onboard.

10.5am: Returned from shore 1 marine.

11.30am: Finished diving.

0.5pm: Foreign Captains returned to their ships. Hands made and mended Clothes.

3.0pm: Landed to guard Legation:- Captain Prynne RM, Mr Williams Assistant Cook, 21 Marines and 3 signal ratings.

5.35pm: Saluted British Minister (17 guns).

6.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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6 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4

4.15am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

9.0am: Landed further details 1 Corporal and 8 Marines.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill.

9.40am: Exercised Land every available man.

1.30pm: Exercised Land every available man.

4.0pm: British, American and Santo Domingan Ministers onboard.

4.15pm: Washed clothes.

6.0pm: Ministers left for Arcahais [presumably Archaie] in Picket boat.

11.25pm: Ministers returned onboard from Arcahais.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 90F, sea temperature 80F]


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7 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4

7.10am: British, American and Santo Domingan ministers left ship. Lost overboard by accident from Picket boat (stress of weather) anchor and cable.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

6.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 40 and 41.

9.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 304 lbs]


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8 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4

6.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: German Minister visited ship. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 92F, sea temperature 81F]


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9 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4

3.40am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

9.0am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Secured.

10.30am: Training class (Seamanship, Gunnery and Torpedo) at instruction. Hands employed painting gig, refitting ash whips and as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Scrubbed hammocks and washed Clothes.

5.45pm: Captain Prynne, Mr Williams and shore party (Legation Guard) returned onboard.

7.0pm: Haitian gunboat “Nord Alexis” [mentioned in this account] left.

7.50pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs]


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10 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince

Lat 18.6, Long -72.4

4.15am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.45am: [HMS] “Mutine” arrived and anchored.

7.0am: Sailed SMS “Bremen”.

9.20am: Exercised at physical drill.

9.35am: Small Arm Companies returned ammunition and gear.

9.45am: “Mutine” sailed.

2.0am: Training classes (Seamanship, Gunnery and Torpedo) at instruction. Hands employed painting gig and whaler, refitting life buoys, returning leather gear and preparing for sea.

2.45pm: SMS “Bremen” arrived.

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs]


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11 February 1914

At Port-au-Prince [though actually at sea for most of day]

Lat 18.7, Long -73.6

Draught: Forward 22’ 10”, Aft 24’ 2”

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded, as requisite.

6.28am: Streamed Patent Log. 6.32am: Course N88W, 75 revs.

7.55am: Altered course to N74W.

9.10am: Divisions. Exercised fire control parties at action stations.

9.51am: Hauled in Patent Log. 9.56am: Streamed Patent Log (Neptune: set).

10.13am: Altered course to West. Training classes at instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.12pm: Abeam starboard Big Cayemites S48.5E, abeam port Little Cayemites S11.5E, abeam port Bon Cayemites S77.5W.

4.6pm: Altered course to N59W.

5.10pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.55pm: Sunset by standard Compass S74W.

6.5pm: Altered course to S70W.

11.0pm: Exercised seaboats crew and watch closing WT Doors.

[Distance made good: 70.5 miles = 12.3 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: North Edge of Wise Bank 266 degrees - 47 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 81F]


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12 February 1914

From Port au Prince to Jamaica (Kingston)

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

0.51am: Sighted Morant Point Light bearing about S83W.

4.30am: Altered course to S58W, commenced sounding.

5.16am: Sighted Plum [Plumb] Point Light House (N61W). 5.20am: Altered course to N62W.

6.35am: Hauled in Patent Log.

7.15am: Stopped to avoid sailing vessel. 7.18am: Proceeded as requisite for Kingston.

7.41am: Came to with Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles. Found in harbour [HMS] “Mutine”.

[At single anchor off Kingston. Anchor Bearing: South 2.75 cables from RMSP Wharf]

9.5am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Training Classes (Seamanship, Gunnery and Torpedo) at instruction. Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed refitting boats gripes and as requisite. Received 22 bags of mails.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7am Saturday [on this Thursday] and to boys till 7pm. Hands made and mended clothes.

2.30pm: Collier SS “Frances” secured alongside.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 172.0 tons]

[Showers in am, squally through middle of day. Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 79F]


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13 February 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.20am: Commenced coaling ship (native labour).

9.0am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys of Starboard Watch till 7pm.

6.0pm: Finished coaling for the day.

7.10pm: Joined from Up Park Camp Hospital 3 ratings (Essex).

11.40pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]


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14 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

6.0am: Recommenced coaling (native labour).

9.0am: Training classes (S G and T) [Seamanship, Gunnery and Torpedo] at instruction. Hands employed chipping hatchways and covering boats gripes and as requisite.

1.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday] and to Port Watch of boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]


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15 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

0.25am: Finished coaling. Received 1452 tons.

1.20am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

5.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.25am: Collier left ship.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch of Boys till 7pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1577.0 tons]


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16 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.50am: Hands employed shipping starboard Lower boom and cleaning ship. Arrived French Cruiser “Condé”. Gunnery party at work.

[Draught: Forward 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 5”]

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting out boats and as requisite.

2.10pm: “Mutine” shifted to Port Royal.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 42.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am. Washed clothes.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]


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17 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning and painting down aloft, painting ship’s side and cleaning ship.

am: Hands employed as in morning. Exercised General Quarters. Renewed both skiffs’ falls. Gunnery party at .303 firing under Control Conditions.

11.15am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Gunnery party at work.

3.0pm: Secured ship for sea.

4.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s till 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]


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18 February 1914

At Kingston [though actually at sea at noon]

Lat 18.0, Long -76.9 [very rough estimate based on limited information in log]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

6.30am: “Condé” sailed.

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

9.0am: Dropped target. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out firing practice with all 6” guns using .303” Rifle.

11.30am: Stopped. Picked up target.

11.38am: Proceeded 5-6 knots, S82W.

0.15pm: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

0.20pm: Altered course to N75W. Stopped.

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for Port Royal.

2.25pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 9 fathoms at Port Royal, veered to 5 shackles. Training Classes (S and G) at instruction firing 12 pounder .303. Hands employed as requisite.

[At single anchor off Port Royal. Anchor Bearings: Gallows Point N65E, Clock Tower S65E, Beacon Shoal Beacon S13E]

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 43 and 44.

4.30pm: Leave to CPO’s and PO’s till 11pm.

5.0pm: Landed swimming party for instruction. Washed clothes.

6.0pm: Exercised stations night action.

8.30pm: Exercised night action stations.

9.15pm: Secured.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]


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19 February 1914

At Port Royal [though actually at sea at noon]

Lat 18.0, Long -76.9 [very rough estimate based on limited information in log]

5.40am: Shortened in.

6.7am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.55am: Course as requisite for firing area, 10 knots.

7.21am: Stopped. 7.25am: Dropped target. 7.30am: Proceeded as requisite for 1” firing. Exercised General Quarters and carried out Battle Practice runs with 1” aiming.

8.40am: Hands not firing employed as requisite.

10.30am: Carried out OOQ [Officer of Quarters] firing with 1” aiming.

11.30am: Finished firing, picked up target.

11.45am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour, 62 revs.

0.20pm: As requisite for entering Kingston Harbour.

1.7pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.25 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearing: S8E 3.5 cables from RMSP Wharf]

1.40pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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20 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

1.0am: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and painting ship’s side. Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.40am: Special painting party employed on Stokers mess deck.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Hands exercised at physical drill.

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting ships side, refitting topmast rigging and as requisite. Gunnery training class under instruction.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am. Washed clothes.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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21 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.45am: Divisions. Aired night Clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting cross passages, repairing upper rigging, cleaning boats and painting stokers mess deck.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 45.

4.30pm: General leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

8.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]


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22 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: [HMS] Mutine arrived at Port Royal.

8.30am: [HMS] “Suffolk” arrived and secured to HA [Hamburg American] wharf.

9.15am: Hands mustered by the Ledger. Read Articles of War.

10.20am: Joined from “Suffolk” 1 Stoker, 2 Able Seamen, 1 Ordinary Seaman, 1 Boy, 1 Officer’s Steward III, 1 Carpenter Crew.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am and boys till 7pm.

6.0pm: Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Northerly wind force 4 through middle of day, weather fine, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 79F]


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23 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Sailed “Mutine”.

7.15am: Stokers II at physical drill (44).

9.5am: Division. Read prayers. Exercised Physical drill. Training classes (S G and T) at instruction. Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed refitting Second cutter falls, painting on stokers mess deck and getting up empties. “Suffolk” left wharf and anchored in harbour.

2.0pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and men passing for higher rating.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Read Warrants Nos 46 and 47. Scrubbed hammocks and washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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24 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Provision party getting up empties. Hands employed cleaning ship and painting stokers mess deck.

6.42am: Arrived “Berwick”. Stokers II at physical drill.

8.0am: Store party drawing stores from “Berwick”.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill. Held examination for Warrant Officer. Hands drawing stores and as requisite.

11.45am: Store party returned.

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, and drawing Carpenter’s, Gunner’s, Engineer’s and Boatswain’s stores.

3.0pm: Joined ship Sub Lieutenant CT Beard RCN [Royal Canadian Navy] (from Berwick).

4.30pm and 6.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

5.20pm: Joined from “Berwick” 1 Captain’s valet.

9.0pm: Hands employed stowing provisions.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 78F]


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25 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.10am: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Bosun’s party stowing stores.

6.50am: Sailed “Suffolk”. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am: Stokers II to physical drill, half an hour.

am: Divers at work diving for CO2 [carbon dioxide] gas cylinder. Hands employed stowing provision rooms, fitting new First cutters falls and as requisite. Gunners mates testing sights.

2.0pm: Training classes (Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship) at instruction. Hands employed as in forenoon and painting stokers mess deck. Gunnery party at exercise.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs]


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26 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.15am: Marines landed for drill.

7.15am: Second class stokers at physical drill.

7.30am: Marines returned.

am: Gunnery party at exercise. Hands employed renewing Third cutter’s falls, cleaning 12 pounder magazines, stowing provisions and returning empties and painting mess deck. 2 Provision lighters alongside.

0.40pm: Sailed - “Berwick”.

1.10pm: Hands made and mended clothes. Starboard Watch clearing provision lighters.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am and Port Watch of boys till 6.45pm. Received 48 Cases for “Lancaster”, 32 Cases, 45 casks and 61 cases (canteen) and 140 boxes of ammunition for “Berwick”.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 48.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1880 lbs]


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27 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.15am: Stokers II at physical drill.

9.5am: Divisions. Read prayers. Exercised at physical drill.

9.25am: Exercised general Quarters.

10.35am: Gunnery party at exercise, Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship classes at instruction. Hands employed cleaning ship and refitting galley’s falls.

pm: Training Classes (S G and T) at instruction. Hands employed painting out ship’s galley and as requisite. Boatswain’s party and men passing for higher rating refitting galley’s falls.

4.31pm: “Berwick” arrived. Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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28 February 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.21am: “Mutine” arrived.

8.50am: Hands employed painting stokers mess deck, stowing ammunition, making spans for targets and cleaning ship.

10.0am: Stores and ammunition left for “Berwick”.

11.30am: Received 4 cases of ammunition.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 23]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.0am: Lit fires in picket boat. Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics] (24).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Devine [Divine] Service - Landed Wesleyans, Presbyterians and Congregationalists (38).

10.50am: RCs returned.

0.20pm: Church parties returned onboard.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 11pm. Boys till 7pm.

4.50pm: Discharged 1 ERA [Engine Room Artificer] to “Berwick”.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

5.10pm: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

6.0pm: Held Divine Service.

11.20pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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2 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 17.9, Long -76.9 [very approximate position based on limited information in log]

Draught: Forward 25’ 5”, Aft 25’ 8”.

5.0am: Hands employed preparing for sea.

6.0am: Weighed Port anchor, proceeded out of harbour (62 revs).

8.0am: Carried out sub-calibre firing from all (6”) guns.

[am: Course and Speed as requisite for firing and towing target]

10.30am: Finished firing - Took target in tow.

0.15pm: Veered target.

[Course and Speed as requisite for Towing]

pm: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship classes at instructions.

2.30pm: Firing exercises completed.

2.44pm: Hauled in Target - proceeded into harbour.

4.9pm: Stopped. 4.13pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.75 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Hands scrub and wash clothes.

Anchor Bearings: Fort Augusta Light N87E, Curries Gate Light N36E, Clock Tower Port Royal S88E.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]


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3 March 1914

At Port Royal

Lat 17.9, Long -76.9 [very approximate position based on limited information in log]

5.56am: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded - Course as requisite 45 revs.

6.30am: Veered target.

7.10am: Target capsized - stopped both, hauled in target.

8.35am: Veered target.

[Course and Speed as requisite for towing target]

10.23am: Stopped - haul in and slipped target.

11.20am: Carried out OOQ [Officer of Quarters] firing.

11.30am: General quarters.

2.38pm: Let go Port anchor in 9 fathoms, 5 shackles.

2.40pm: “Berwick” anchored.

Anchor bearings Gallows Point N64E, Clock tower S66E, Beacon Spit S12E.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 79F]


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4 March 1914

At Port Royal

Lat 17.9, Long -76.8 [estimated]

Draught: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 6”.

3.20am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.50am: Berwick proceeded out of harbour.

6.0am: Weighed.

6.45am: General Quarters.

7.0am: Carried out preliminary battle practice.

[Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour and carrying out preliminary Battle practice runs]

8.0am: Took target in tow.

9.15am: Hauled in target.

10.23am: Let go starboard anchor in 7.5 fathoms, 5 shackles.

Anchor Bearings: Fort Augusta N81E, Curries Gate N36E, Clock Tower S80E.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Non-Swimmers landed for instruction.

10.25pm: Picket boat drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 250 lbs]


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5 March 1914

At Port Royal, Jamaica

Lat 17.9, Long -76.8 [estimated]

3.5am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.15am: Recording party left ship for “Berwick”. Weighed, proceeded out of harbour.

7.0am: Towing target for Berwick’s battle practice.

[Course and Speed as requisite for carrying out Battle practice with HMS Berwick]

9.0am: Changed steering gear from FB [Forward Bridge] to CT [Conning Tower].

9.30am: Carried out Battle practice.

am: Changed back steering gear from conning tower to fore bridge.

11.0am: Proceeded into harbour.

0.20pm: Came to with starboard anchor in 7.25 fathoms, 4 shackles.

2.0pm: Training classes at instructions. Boats crews cleaning out boats, party working on target.

4.15pm: Berwick proceeded alongside HAL [Hamburg American Line] Wharf.

4.30pm: First Class leave to Starboard watch till 7am.

[At single anchor off Kingston, Jamaica]

11.20pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1200 lbs]


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6 March 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Boatswain’s party repairing targets, sweeping party rigging gear, remainder cleaning ship.

9.0am: Divisions - prayers - Torpedo party at rapid sweeping. Training classes at instruction. Special parties told off sponging out guns, cleaning boats gear and painting mess deck.

11.4am: HMS Mutine weighed and proceeded alongside RMSP Wharf.

1.10pm: Discharged 1 PO and 1 Stoker for passage to SS “Oratava” [Orotava, later HMS Orotava] to England. Training classes at instruction. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.20pm: First Class leave to Port Watch till 7am.

5.20pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: “Mutine” shifted berth to stream.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 23]


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7 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.0am: Special painting party painting main deck.

9.15am: Test life buoys - found correct.

11.50am: Paid boys weekly money.

1.20pm: Gave leave to boys till 7pm.

2.0pm: Painting party employed on PO’s Mess deck. Rigging party refitting gear, remainder as required.

2.30pm: Discharged Reverend Tibbs Chaplain to Port Royal Hospital.

4.30pm: First Class leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 359 lbs, Vegetables Received: 994 lbs]


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8 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.15am: Landed 21 RCs.

9.50am: Divisions.

10.15am: Landed church parties Wesleyans 14, Presbyterians 4, Baptists and Congregationalists 9.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.55am: RCs returned.

Noon: “Berwick” sailed.

0.55pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: First Class leave to Port Watch till 11pm. Leave to boys will 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters - landed patrol.

9.20pm: Mr Critchley (Cadet Rev [?]) joined ship from Berwick.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1093 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1068 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 80F]


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9 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

Draught: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 7”.

5.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

6.25am: Sailed HMSS “Mutine”.

6.50am: Shortened in to 7.5 shackles.

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded alongside RMSP Jetty.

7.58am: Secured - 4.75 fathoms.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Hands employed as requisite. Training classes at instruction. Bo’sun’s party refitting new main derrick guys.

Noon: 228 tons.

1.0pm: 363 tons.

2.0pm: 401 tons - Training classes at instruction - remainder (487 tons) as in forenoon.

4.0pm: 534 tons.

5.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 585 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Picket boat drew fires. Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs (2924 lbs Berwick), Vegetables Received: 2489 lbs (4283 lbs Berwick), Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1628 tons]


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10 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

5.40am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

6.0am: Cast off - proceeded to stream.

6.25am: Let go Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, 4 shackles.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Received 1 bag of mails.

2.0pm: Training classes at instructions. Remainder as Requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - read Warrant No 49.

5.0pm: Scrub and wash hammocks and clothes.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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11 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.16am: Rigged picket boat with dropping gear.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill. Training classes at instruction. Coxswains of boats to Signals.

10.0am: Boys mustering bags.

Draught: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 9”.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Commander Chilcott discharged to shore. Tested life buoys, ditto - correct.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded to Port Royal.

5.58pm: Came to with Port anchor in 7.25 fathoms, 4 shackles.

Anchor Bearings: Beacon Spit N33E, Clock Tower N63E, Currus [or Curries?] Gate S44E.

8.0pm: Hands darkened ship. Exercised night action, burnt search-lights - picket boat fired 2 Torpedoes at ship.

10.0pm: Secure - Moon eclipsed.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 680 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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12 March 1914

At Port Royal

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

6.0am: Away all boats crews. Remainder of hands at physical drill.

8.45am: Torpedo Training class at instruction. Special parties as requisite. Remainder of hands cleaning mess decks.

10.30am: Weighed Port anchor.

[Course and Speed as requisite for going up harbour]

11.58am: Came to with starboard anchor in 7.25 fathoms, 4 shackles.

Anchor Bearing: RMSP Wharf N 3.75 cables.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Port watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters - wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]

[Wind variable in force and direction during day, force 5-6 at noon, squally but lighter in pm. Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 80F]


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13 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship. Worked main derrick, in Picket boat - Out Steam pinnace.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers - Hands to physical drill. Exercised Night action.

11.0am: Secure - Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear.

pm: Training classes at instruction. Special parties told off. Refitting Main derrick guys, remainder as requisite.

4.15pm: Wash clothes.

4.20pm: Gave general leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 145]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2526 lbs, Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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14 March 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.0am: Divisions - Aired night clothing.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Life buoys tested - found correct.

pm: Special parties told off. Remainder cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Bread Received: 500 lbs]


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15 March 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.30am: RC’s Landed (20). 10.50 Returned.

9.30am: Divisions - Read Court Martial returns.

10.20am: Prayers - Landed Wesleyans (16), Presbyterians (6), Baptists and Congregationalists (9).

0.50pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Leave to Watch of Boys to 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters - Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]


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16 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Junior Officers at Small arm drill.

am: Training classes at instructions. Divers diving for 12 pounder tampion. Remainder as requisite.

Draught: Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 10.5”.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Wash clothes - Special leave to Port Watch till 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1450 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 79F]


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17 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.10am: Out sheet anchor.

6.25am: Stokers to physical drill.

6.45am: Replaced gear.

10.30am: Training class (Seamanship and Gunnery) at instructions. Gun Layer 3’s at Deflection teacher. Remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1031 lbs]


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18 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.30am: Junior Officers to Small arm drill.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers - physical drill - Gunnery party at exercise - Training classes at instructions (Seamanship and Gunnery). Acting seamen torpedomen at instructions - remainder as required.

2.0pm: Gunner Seamen and Seaman Torpedomen Training classes at instruction. Boatswain’s party overhauling ridge ropes and standing Main derrick topping lifts.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am - Hands wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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19 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.10am: HMS Mutine arrived and made fast to jetty.

9.5am: Divisions, prayers - SG [Seaman Gunner] and ST [Seaman Torpedoman] Training classes at instruction, 6” guns crews to loader - Remainder of hands as requisite. Received 3 bags of Mail.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am - Boys till 7pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

2.36pm: Mutine left jetty for Stream.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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20 March 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers. Hands to physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. SG and ST training classes at instruction.

11.30am: Paid boys weekly money.

2.0pm: Hands employed painting mess decks - provisioning ship and as requisite. Training classes as in forenoon.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Hands wash clothes.

5.15pm: Sailed HMS Mutine.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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21 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.5am: Aired night clothing. Hands cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Special painting party painting mess decks. Remainder cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

9.0pm: Slung clean hammocks.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2008 lbs]


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22 March 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.15am: Landed (19) RCs [Roman Catholics].

10.15am: Landed church parties (18) Wesleyans, (5) Presbyterians, (10) Baptists and Congregationalists.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

0.30pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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23 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.5am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunnery and Seamanship and Seaman Torpedoman Training classes at instruction. 6” guns crews to loader. Boson’s party fitting stern boom gear, remainder as requisite.

pm: Training classes and hands employed as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[Showers in middle of day. Noon air and sea temperature 81F]


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24 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Landed Small arm companies.

8.5am: Small arm party returned.

9.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: GS and ST Training classes at instruction. Hands employed as requisite working main derrick.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

11.35pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1227 lbs]


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25 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.40am: Special painting party told off.

9.5am: Divisions, prayers. Hands to physical drill. Training classes at instructions.

pm: 12 pounder Gunlayers at Deflection teacher - Men passing for higher ratings at instruction. Remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am. Wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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26 March 1914

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.0am: Divisions - prayers. Hands to physical drill. Marines to Small arm drill. Men passing for higher rating at Instructions.

10.0am: HMS Berwick made fast to RMSP [Royal Mail Steam Packet Company] Wharf. Weights and measures sent ashore to be tested.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Leave to boys till 7pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1612 lbs]


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27 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.0am: “Berwick” shifted berth to stream.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised General quarters. 12 pounder guns crews to loader, Gunlayers to deflection teacher. Remainder as requisite.

2.0pm: Training classes at instruction. Special parties told off.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Read Warrant No 50.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]

[Squally with showers at noon, when temperature 75F, sea temperature 80F]


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28 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands aired night clothing.

pm: Special painting and Boatswain’s party told off as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2040 lbs]


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29 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.50am: Lit fires in picket boat.

8.30am: Landed RCs (21).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Devine [Divine] Service. Landed (Congregationalists 9) (Presbyterians 8) (Wesleyans 18).

0.45pm: Church parties returned.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 11pm. Boys till 7pm.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.15pm: Picket [boat] drew fires.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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30 March 1914

Ay Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Hands preparing for drill, working main derrick.

6.0am: General drill - Out wire hawsers - replace gear - Boats crews Exercised.

9.0am: Special parties told off, party oiling and over hauling hawser reels and reeling up hawsers. Shooting Nos of 6” and 12 pounder at deflection teacher. Held enquiry on board re Burst boiler tube in “Berwick”.

2.0pm: Enquiry finished. Gunlayers, Seamanship and acting Seaman Torpedomen at instruction. A and B groups to loader. Remainder as Requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch 7am - Hands wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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31 March 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.40am: Special painting party on mess decks. Y1 guns crew to loader - Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seamanship Training classes to instruction. Boats crews cleaning out their boats. Remainder as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 81F]



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.5am: Divisions, Prayers, physical drill - all 6” guns crews to loader - Training classes (Seamanship, Gunnery and Torpedo) to instruction, party working in provision room. Remainder as requisite.

1.30pm: Paid monthly money.

pm: All boats crews away sailing - remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Wash clothes.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2092 lbs]


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2 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.5am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Small Arm Companies. Special painting party at work in cabins. Seamanship and Acting Seaman Torpedomen at instruction. Bosun’s party general refitting. Remainder as requisite.

1.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am, [boys] till 7pm.

3.45pm: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 51.

5.0pm: Worked main derrick, hoisted out steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]


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3 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers - physical drill - 6” guns at loader drill.

9.50am: General quarters, watch out collision mat and anchoring stations.

10.30pm: Secured. Special parties told off, remainder as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

2.0pm: Men passing for higher ratings and Bosun’s party at general work. Seamanship and acting Seaman Torpedomen’s training classes at instructions. Remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am. Hands wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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4 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

am: Aired night clothing. Hands cleaning ship. Bosun’s party at general work.

pm: Seamanship training class at examinations - special painting party painting cabins. Remainder as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read warrant No 52. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

7.30pm: Landed fire brigade and Patrol.

8.10pm: Fire Brigade returned - Fire engine dropped overboard in 7 fathoms while being hoisted in.

11.20pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2514 lbs]


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5 April 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.45am: Divers recovered fire Engine.

8.30am: Landed 19 RCs.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.25am: Landed 17 Wesleyans, 9 Congregationalists, 7 Presbyterians.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

0.20pm: RCs returned.

0.50pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Leave to boys till 7pm.

4.45pm: Arrived US survey ship “Eagle”.

5.0pm: Evening quarters - prepare for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1220 tons]

[Weather fine, south easterly wind force 5 to 6 through middle of day. Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 82F]


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6 April 1914

At Kingston [though not stated]

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

Draught: Forward 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 4”.

4.15am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Prepared to go alongside.

6.0am: Boys away boat pulling.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded to Jetty.

7.20am: Secured to Jetty (RMSP).

7.35am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Seaman Gunners and acting Seaman Torpedomen training.

9.0am: (59) tons - classes at instruction, special painting party in cabins - remainder as required.

10.0am: (133 tons).

11.0am: 211 tons. 5 Cases of Jam and 1 boats anchor from store.

Noon: 285 tons.

1.0pm: 352 tons.

2.0pm: 388 tons. Party getting up provisions and working in passages. Training classes and Hands as in forenoon.

3.0pm: 412 tons.

4.0pm: 419 Finished coaling - Hands cleaning ship. Received 420 tons.

5.30pm: Read warrant No 53. Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am.

[Alongside RMSP Wharf - Kingston]

8.0pm: Patrol landed.

10.0pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

11.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]

[Duel Remaining: Coal 1616.0 tons]


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7 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

Draught: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 8”

3.45am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

6.0am: Cast off from RMSP Jetty and proceeded into stream.

6.25am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7.25 fathoms, 4 shackles - RMSP wharf bearing S8W, 5 cables.

[At Single anchor in Kingston harbour]

8.30am: Hands cleaning and painting down aloft - party reeling up wire hawsers - discharged 150 bags flour to HMS Berwick.

am: Bosun’s rigging party and men passing for higher ratings at general work.

1.20pm: (1) ERA [Engine Room Artificer] joined ship from Berwick. Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.20pm: Discharged to Berwick Lieutenant Compton, 1 Leading Stoker, 2 Stokers. Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 11pm. Hands wash clothes and hammocks.

5.20pm: Berwick sailed.

8.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]


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8 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.45am: Landed small arm companies.

6.10am: Boys away boat pulling and sailing.

8.30am: Small arm companies returned.

am: Hands cleaning ship and scrubbing deck cloths. Landed 6 cases of ammunition to Apostles battery for heat test.

pm: Gunnery, Torpedo and acting Seaman Torpedomen training classes at instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Mail arrived on board and 6 cases Jam.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fine weather, south easterly wind force 4 to 5 in middle of day. Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 82F]


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9 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Boys away boat pulling.

9.5am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.30am: Gunnery Torpedo training classes and acting Seaman Torpedomen and acting Seaman Gunners to instructions. Boatswain’s party doing general work, remainder as requisite.

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch till 7am. Leave to boys till 7pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

7.45pm: Landed patrol.

11.20pm: Patrol returned - drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 20]


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10 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.25am: RCs Landed (12).

9.30am: Divisions - Divine Service.

10.15am: Landed 15 Wesleyans, 7 Presbyterians, 8 Congregationalists for church [as this is Good Friday].

10.45am: RCs returned.

0.30pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am, leave to boys till 7pm.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.25am: Patrol returned - drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 17]


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11 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: USS Eagle went alongside Hamburg wharf to coal.

am: Hands employed cleaning Ship - Tested life buoys found correct. Special painting party working on upper deck.

11.56am: USS Eagle anchored.

pm: Bosun’s party fitting stern boom gear. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

2.20pm: Sailed USS Eagle.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 + 606 lbs]


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12 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.25am: Landed (23) RCs.

10.25am: Landed Church parties Wesleyans 17, Presbyterians 10, Congregationalists 10.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.20am: RCs returned.

0.30pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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13 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys away boat pulling.

9.5am: Divisions, Prayers. Hands to physical drill.

9.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo, acting SGs and STs to instruction also men passing for higher ratings. Bosun’s rigging party at general work.

1.30pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am, Boys 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30pm: Wash Clothes.

8.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned - drew fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 688 lbs]


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14 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

7.0am: Boys to boat pulling.

9.30am: Gunnery Acting SGs and STs to instructions. 6” Guns crews to loader. Chaplain rejoined from Hospital. Lost by accident overboard one 12 pounder projectile from loader.

2.0pm: Training classes as in forenoon, provision party getting up provisions. 6” shooting Nos at deflection teacher. Hands as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch till 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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15 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Exercised Collision stations, away all boats.

7.0am: Replacing gear. Hands clean ship.

9.0am: Party drawing flour. Bosun’s rigging party at general work. Second cutters and First and Third Whalers refitting gear in boats. Acting STs and SGs and Gunnery Training classes to instruction. Received 200 bags flour.

4.20pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Hands wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2665 lbs]


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16 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.0am: Hands aired bedding.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Boys away boat pulling. Second Class stokers to physical drill.

am: Inspection of bedding and bags. Special painting party work

1.30pm: Gave Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Leave to boys till 7pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]


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17 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Boys away boat pulling.

9.5am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands to physical drill. Guns crews to loader.

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters. Gunnery, Torpedo and acting SGs [Seaman Gunners] and STs [Seaman Torpedomen] Training classes at instructions - remainder as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, shooting Nos at deflection teacher.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am. Wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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18 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.45am: Divisions, aired night clothing. Hands cleaning ship. Life buoys tested and found correct.

11.15am: Received 14 cases of ammunition.

Draught of Ship: Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 4”.

2.0pm: Special parties told off. Boats crews refitting gear. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

8.10pm: Watch prepared to land fire engine - 1 not required.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 82F]


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19 April 1914

At Kingston

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.20am: Landed RCs.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Landed church parties. 16 Wesleyans, 11 Presbyterians, 12 Congregationalists and Baptists. Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Boys till 7pm.

6.0pm: Held Devine [Divine] Service.

9.0pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

[Number on sick list: 22]


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20 April 1914

From Kingston, Jamaica to Port of Mexico

Lat 17.7, Long -77.5

1.0am: Banked fires in picket boat.

4.0am: Spread fires in picket boat.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea,

6.0am: Shortened in to 1.5 shackles.

6.55am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded as requisite, 65 revs.

7.28am: Stopped off Port Royal. Hoisted in picket boat.

7.50am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour, 65 revs.

8.15am: Increased to 90 revs.

8.20am: Set Course S40W. 9.0am: Streamed patent log (Port).

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands scrubbing awning curtains and side screens. A groups to loader shooting Nos 6” and 12 pounders at instructions.

10.19am: Altered course to West.

11.0am: Increased to 94 revolutions.

0.26pm: Altered course N75W.

2.0pm: Stokehold Gunnery and Seamanship training classes at instruction. Remainder of Port watch as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 54.

5.20pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

11.0pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.40pm: Exercised Watch close WT [Watertight] doors.

[Course and Distance made good: N63W, 40 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alligator Point N14W, 11.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 84F, sea temperature 82F]


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21 April 1914

From Kingston Jamaica to Puerto Mexico

Lat 19.6, Long -82.8

2.0am: Exercised place oil navigation lights.

6.10am: Obtained deviation of 0 49 E on Course N75W.

6.35am: Obtained deviation of 1 10 E on Course N64W.

8.0pm: Special painting party - Shooting Nos of 6” and 12 pounder at deflection teacher. Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes at instruction. Y and X groups to loader. Steam boats crews cleaning out their boats.

4.0pm: Exercised fire stations.

5.25pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

6.20pm: Put clocks back 14 minutes.

8.20pm: Altered course N61W (compass).

[Distance made good: 326 miles = 13.37 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mugeres Island [Isla Mujeres] 324 degrees, 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 24]


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22 April 1914

From Jamaica to Puerto Mexico

Lat 22.3, Long -88.5

2.30am: Commenced sounding.

6.35am: Altered course to West (standard).

7.0am: Obtained deviation of 8 minutes E on Course West.

9.5am: Divisions. Prayers. Training classes at instruction. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Remainder as requisite.

4.13pm: Altered course S61W.

5.0pm: Obtained deviation of 0 10 E on Course S58W.

5.25pm: Put clocks back 24 minutes.

6.25pm: Put clocks back 24 minutes.

[Distance made good: 356 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alacran Reef [Arrecife Alacrán] Light House N86W, 70 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fine weather, wind ENE force 3 or 4 for much of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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23 April 1914

From Jamaica to Vera Cruz

Lat 20.2, Long -93.9

3.8am: Sighted West Triangle [Arrecifes de Triangulos] Light (Cay) bearing S15W.

4.28am: West Triangle Light abeam 9 miles.

5.21am: Obtained deviation ship’s head S24W (1 degree W).

9.0am: Divisions. X and Y groups at loader. 6” and 12 pounder shooting Nos at deflection teacher.

10.5am: Eased down to 59 revs. Boats crews working on their boats.

2.0pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Stopped Engines - Let go both life buoys.

4.30pm: Proceeded.

436pm: Steadied on S57W.

5.25pm: Deviation on S57W (0.5W), passed quantities of weed.

[Distance made good: 350 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Vera Cruz S64W, 138 miles]

[Number on sick list: 22]


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24 April 1914

From Kingston to Vera Cruz [and at Vera Cruz]

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1 [estimated]

3.50am: Sighted Santa Guilla [Arrecife Santiaguillo] Light S25W.

6.5am: Sighted Anegada de Adentro Light House, altered course to N88W.

6.10am: Courses and Speeds as requisite for entering Vera Cruz.

7.35am: Came to with starboard anchor.

8.0am: Hands employed securing ship and preparing for coaling.

[At single anchor Vera Cruz inner harbour]

8.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling ship by watches.

11.0am: Stopped coaling.

Draught of Water: Before coaling Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 11”, After coaling Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 6”.

0.30pm: Commenced coaling.

3.35pm: Finished coaling. Anchor Bearings: Point [?] Tower San Juan S84W, Clock Tower House S63W, South Breakwater Light House S45W.

4.0pm: Preparing for sea.

4.45pm: Shortened in. 4.55pm: Weighed.

[Courses and Speeds as requisite for proceeding to outer harbour]

5.0pm: Let go starboard anchor.

5.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 6.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 9.75 fathoms, 5 shackles.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 642 tons, received 713 tons, [Total] 1355 tons]


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25 April 1914

At Vera Cruz

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1 [estimated]

5.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor, shifted berth.

6.0am: Came to with Starboard anchor.

6.17am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 6.40am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9.5 fathoms, veered 5 shackles. Rigged diving boat, reeled up wire hawsers.

First anchor Bearings: Pajores [Pajaros] S79W, Clock Tower N84W, Lavender Reef N80W.

Second anchorage Bearings: Sacrificios S38W, Pajores S62W, Lavender Reef S77W.

8.0am: Lit fires in picket boat. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Divers clearing Starboard propeller. Life buoys tested - found correct.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Securing for sea.

6.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 75 revs.

6.45pm: Placed Oil Navigation lights. 6.55pm: Course N65E.

7.5pm: Replaced Electric lights.

7.10pm: Streamed Patent Log zero.

9.53pm: Santa Guilla Light dipped bearing N86W (18 miles).

10.44pm: Observed Roca Partida Light S80E.

0.1am: Roca Partida abeam 16 miles.

[Number on sick list: 24]


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26 April 1914

From Vera Cruz to Puerto Mexico [also known as Coatzacoalcos]

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4 [estimated]

2.30am: Altered course S27E, reduced 75 revs.

2.45am: Sounded - 75 fathoms.

4.20am: Sighted Puerto Mexico Light S24E.

5.40am: Came to with Port anchor in 12.5 fathoms, 4 shackles. Embarked Pilot.

[Anchor Bearing North 8 cables from E Breakwater extreme]

7.0am: Weighed. Course as requisite for entering, 60 revs. Secured to No 2 berth Puerto Mexico. Found in harbour “Berwick”.

[As requisite for inner harbour]

8.0am: Put clocks back 13 minutes.

[Secured alongside No 2 Wharf Coatzacoalcos (Head Southerly)]

am: Rigged diving boat. Working about Starboard propeller. Hands cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Discharged 2 wireless ratings to HMS Berwick.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

7.30pm: Drew fires in steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]

[Fine weather after early rain. Noon air and sea temperature 84F]


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27 April 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

6.0am: Diving party about Starboard propeller.

8.45am: Divisions - Aired night clothing.

11.40am: Saluted Mexican General 11 guns.

1.40pm: 17 Refugees arrived. Boatswain’s party at general work. Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Hands scrub and wash clothes.

7.0pm: Banked fires in Steam pinnace.

9.0pm: 12 Refugees joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh beef Received: 340 lbs]

[Fine weather - temperature peaked at 96F at 4pm] [Note that the refugees mentioned presumably relate to the US occupation of Vera Cruz, starting on 21st April - for more information see here]


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28 April 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Spread fires in Steam pinnace. Divers cleaning Port propeller.

9.30am: Divisions - Gunnery, Seamanship, Acting STs [Seaman Torpedomen] and Acting SGs [Seaman Gunners] to instructions. Whalers crews about their boats. Remainder of hands getting in and stowing flour and as requisite.

2.0pm: Acting SG and Acting STs Training classes Seamanship and Gunnery at instructions. Second Whaler about their boats - party painting out store room. Bosun’s party at general work.

4.0pm: Leave to Chief and First Class POs [Petty Officers] till 6pm. Quarters.

5.0pm: 17 refugees arrived, 6 white 11 black.

8.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 420 lbs]


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29 April 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

6.0am: Boys to physical drill.

9.5am: Divisions, read prayers. Physical drill, Seamanship and Gunnery training classes, Acting STs and Acting SGs at instructions - Special painting party painting after turret. A and B groups at loader. Remainder as requisite.

1.30pm: Refugees left ship. Local control party at Exercise. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters - Leave to Chief and POs till 6pm.

5.0pm: Wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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30 April 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

4.55am: Train arrived with 380 American refugees arrived from Mexico City.

6.40am: Arrived USS Hancock - party told off to assist refugees.

am: Bosun’s party at general work, special painting party on Quarter deck - Party painting ship’s side, Second Whalers’ about their boat. Remainder as requisite.

0.30pm: USS Hancock sailed. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Leave to Chief and POs till 6pm.

5.0pm: Quarters.

10.0pm: Observed that light houses were not burning.

11.5pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 18]



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

5.20am: Lit fires in steam pinnace. Boys boat pulling in Sailing pinnace.

9.5am: Divisions - prayers - Hands to physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters - Starboard battery at collision, fire and anchoring stations. Seaman Gunners and Seamanship training classes at instruction - Hands as requisite.

[Alongside Tehuantepec Railway pier No 2]

1.30pm: Paid monthly money - Gunnery, Seamanship and Torpedo training classes at instruction. Bosun’s party repairing wire hawsers. Hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, read Warrant No 57. Special leave to Port watch till 6.30pm.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol - Hands wash clothes.

6.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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2 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

[At No 2 Wharf]

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested life buoys, ditto correct.

2.0pm: Special painting party, make and mend clothes. Bosun’s rigging party at general work. Hands cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm.

8.15pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 86F]


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3 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

[At No 2 Wharf]

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Special leave to Port watch till 6.30. Leave to Boys till 6.30.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22

[Fresh Beef Received: 346 lbs]


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4 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

[At No 2 Wharf]

6.0am: Hands to General drill - Out collision mat - Stokers away boat pulling. Out both fire engines for landing.

10.5am: Divisions - prayers. Training classes (Seamanship and Gunnery) at instructions. Remainder of hands cleaning out boats and as requisite.

2.0pm: Training classes (S and G) at instruction. Boatswain’s party at general work. Remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 6.30pm. Scrub hammocks and wash clothes.

[Number on sick list: 24]


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5 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

[At No 2 Wharf]

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers - physical drill. Training classes (S and G [Seamanship and Gunnery]) at instructions. Marines to loader drill. Hands employed getting up provisions and as requisite.

2.0pm: Training classes (S and G) at instructions. Bosun’s party at general work. Remainder of hands painting upper deck.

4.0pm: Quarters - Read Warrant No 58. Special leave to Port watch till 6.30pm. Landed Patrol

6.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 27]


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6 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

[At No 2 Wharf]

6.0am: Rigged diving boat.

8.0am: Dressed ship.

8.30am: Divers employed on Starboard propeller.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - physical [drill]. Instructions for S and G Training classes - boats crews about their boat - remainder as requisite.

11.25am: 2 Wireless ratings joined ship from [HMS] Berwick.

0.10pm: Arrived 5 bags mail.

1.10pm: Divers placing zinc slab on Starboard propeller. Training classes at instruction. Hands provisioning ship and as requisite.

2.40pm: Berwick left river.

4.0pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 6.30pm.

4.30pm: Patrol landed.

6.5pm: Undressed ship.

6.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 29]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 6765 lbs (500 lbs bad)]


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7 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.1, Long -94.4

6.0am: Rigged diving boat.

8.30am: Divers employed on Starboard propeller.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - physical drill. Both turrets crews at loader. Training classes (S and G) at instructions. Bosun’s party at general work. Remainder as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Gave special leave to Port Watch till 6.30.

4.30pm: Landed Patrol. Hands scrub and wash clothes.

6.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]


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8 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos

Lat 18.2, Long -94.4 [estimated from limited information in log]

Draft of Water: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 25’ 11”.

3.45am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

4.0am: Train arrived with refugees.

5.0am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

6.50am: Drew fires in picket boat. Arrived USS Esperanza [possibly SS Esperanza mentioned here] - party landed to assist refugees.

7.50am: USS Esperanza made fast to jetty.

9.10am: Party returned - Tested life buoys - ditto found correct.

9.30am: Sailed USS Esperanza.

10.0am: Pilot came on board. Bosun’s party at general work.

11.0am: Slipped from wharf and proceeded out of harbour - Courses as requisite.

[As requisite for leaving river]

11.45am: Dropped pilot.

0.12pm: Set Course N57W, 10 knots - streamed log.

1.30pm: Lit fires in picket boat.

1.28pm: Altered course S35W, increased to 72 revs.

2.32pm: Hauled in patent log (20.7).

2.45pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 11.5 fathoms, 5 shackles. Anchor Bearing - Coatzacoalcos Light House S20E, 3940 yards.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Hands stowing fenders etc.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Wind north and north westerly force 3 or 4 in pm, thunder and drizzle at midnight. Noon temperature 82F]


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9 May 1914

At Coatzacoalcos [though actually going to Vera Cruz]

Lat 19.0, Long -95.3

4.45am: Hoisted in picket boat - fires drawn.

5.5am: Weighed anchor. 5.21am: Proceeded half speed ahead. Courses as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.30am: Set Course N37W - 12 knots for Vera Cruz (75 revs). 5.39am: Streamed patent log.

10.45am: Roca Partida abeam (12 miles).

0.55pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

1.50pm: Sighted Santa Guilla Light [Arrecife Santiaguillo] S84W.

2.17pm: Altered course S89W.

2.55pm: Santa Guilla Light abeam (port) 2.8 miles.

3.18pm: Hauled in patent log.

4.0pm: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

4.36pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 9.75 fathoms, 5 shackles.

Anchor Bearings: Green Light Breakwater S46W, San Juan flag staff S74W, Blanquilla Light House N17E.

[At Single Anchor Outside Vera Cruz]

6.50pm: Read Warrants 56 and 60.

9.30pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance made good: 73 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Guilla Light House 282 degrees, 30 miles]

[Number on sick list: 28]

[Heavy rain at 4am, overcast later]


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10 May 1914

At Vera Cruz

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1 [estimated]

4.0am: Lit fires in picket boat.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship, preparing for provisioning. Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.45am: Provision party preparing holds. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

10.55am: Provision party left ship.

1.0pm: Hands provision ship.

2.40pm: “Essex” weighed and proceeded to Sea.

8.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

9.40pm: Banked fires in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 21]


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11 May 1914

At Outer harbour Vera Cruz

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship, stowing holds - Bosun’s party at general work.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Special leave to Chief and POs till 7pm.

7.0pm: Arrived HMS Suffolk.

7.45pm: Commander Wilding and 1 bugler RMLI joined ship.

9.50pm: Received stores from HMS Suffolk.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 336 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 81F]


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12 May 1914

At Vera Cruz

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and stowing stores. HMS Berwick weighed and left collier.

6.35am: HMS Suffolk weighed and proceeded to collier.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers - physical drill. Y 1 guns crew to loader.

9.20am: Sailed USS Vermont. Bosun’s party at general work. Training Classes (Seamanship and Gunnery) at instructions. Remainder of hands preparing ship for coaling.

2.0pm: Training classes (S and G) at instruction. Remainder of hands preparing for coaling. Arrived USS Vermont.

3.30pm: Special leave to starboard watch till 6.30pm, Chief and POs till 7.15pm.

4.50pm: Hands covering boats and preparing for coaling.

5.10pm: 1 AB [Able Seaman] joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 907.0 tons]


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13 May 1914

At Vera Cruz

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1 [estimated]

Draught: 24’ 3” Forward, 25’ 2” Aft.

5.40am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

7.5am: Weighed starboard anchor - proceeded, Course and speed as requisite into Vera Cruz harbour.

7.30am: Let go Starboard anchor and secured stern to buoy.

10.0am: 1 Stoker - 1 AB - 1 ERA- 1 Chief SW [?] left ship for Suffolk.

10.12am: Commenced coaling.

11.55am: HMS “Suffolk” sailed.

Noon: Hands to dinner.

0.30pm: Recommenced coaling.

1.0pm: After Capstan broke down for 20 minutes.

2.0pm: Ditto - for 55 minutes.

4.0pm: Let go Port anchor veered to 1 shackle.

9.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 630 tons.

[Number on sick list: 24]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1487.0 tons]


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14 May 1914

At Vera Cruz

Lat 19.2, Long -96.1

Draught of water 25’ 10” forward, 26’ 0” Aft.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship and replacing coaling gear.

7.15am: Collier Leonitas cast off.

8.55am: Hands employed hoisting in boats, cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

10.0am: Tested life buoys - ditto found correct.

0.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

1.12pm: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded, Course and speeds as requisite out of harbour.

1.55pm: Set Course N27W, 76 revs. 2.0pm: Streamed Patent Log. Hands reeling up wire hawsers and cleaning ship.

5.15pm: Deviation of compass by Bearing of Sun 2 degrees E.

6.0pm: Punta Delgado [Delgada] Light abeam to port 8.3 miles.

6.40pm: Streamed Cherub Log (Starboard).

11.0pm: Exercised sea boats crew. Watch Close WT [Watertight] doors.

[Number on sick list: 26]


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15 May 1914

From Vera Cruz to Tampico

Lat 22.3, Long -97.8 [estimated]

2.30am: Passed steering South 5 men-o-war (3 large and 2 small).

4.0am: Sighted Lobos Island [Isla de Lobos] flash light bearing West.

4.19am: Lobos S75W.

4.30am: Passed four warships thought to be at anchor off Lobos Island.

6.55am: Obtained deviation of 1.75E on Course N48W, allowing 8 degrees E variation.

8.10am: Sighted Tampico Light House N55W.

9.23am: Hauled in both logs.

10.8am: Let go Port anchor 5 shackles in 8.5 fathoms. Hands cleaning ship.

[Anchor Bearing: Tampico Light House S77.5W (4600 yards)]

pm: Overhauled, Examined and repaired coaling gear.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 61 and 62. Wash clothes.

6.5pm: Two Court Martial prisoners left ship for Suffolk.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[North westerly wind force 4 to 5 for most of am, with rain early on, quieter, fine weather in pm. Noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 76F]


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16 May 1914

At Tampico

Lat 22.3, Long -97.8

Draught: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 8”

8.0am: USS Burroughs [presumably USS Burrows] (D) arrived.

8.20am: USS Burroughs Sailed with mails. Hands cleaning ship. Tested life buoys - found correct.

9.10am: Two CM [Court Martial] prisoners arrived from Suffolk.

9.30am: Court assembled. 10.0am: Court dismissed.10.0am: Court reassembled.

10.40am: US destroyer “Jarvis” arrived.

11.15am: US destroyer “Ammen” sailed.

0.10pm: Court adjourned for dinner.

1.30pm: Court reassembled.

2.10pm: Court Martial finished. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

3.6pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.29pm: Set Course N83E, 78 revs. 3.28pm: Streamed log.

5.45pm: Deviation of Compass by Sun Azimuth 0.25 degrees W.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Number on sick list: 26]


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17 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 22.4, Long -93.6

3.30am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

5.0am: Daylight, nothing in sight.

5.50am: Obtained deviation of compass by Sun Azimuth 6 minutes West.

7.40am: Obtained deviation of compass by Sun Azimuth 3 minutes East.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Performed Divine Service.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

10.25pm: Sighted Cay Arenas S32E.

11.33pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes. Exercised sea boats crew and watch close WT doors.

[Course and Distance made good: N89E, 229.5 miles = 11.2 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cay Arenas 97 degrees, 123 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]


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18 May 1914

[From Tampico to Bermuda, though not stated in log]

Lat 22.4, Long -88.9

1.15am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

5.45am: Deviation of compass by Azimuth 1 30 W.

6.46am: Sighted Alacran reef Light House N65E.

7.55am: Alacran Light House abeam N4E to port 4.5 miles.

8.15am: Alacran Light House N46W - 9.3 bore N79W.

9.50am: Training classes at instruction. Bosun’s party at general work. Stokers (1 watch) on forecastle being weighed. Remainder of hands as requisite.

4.10pm: Exercised fire stations and abandon ship stations.

5.0pm: Deviation of compass by bearing of Sun 0.5 degrees East.

11.24pm: Altered course S50E to avoid steamer. 11.33pm: Resumed original course.

11.52pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: East, 264 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape San Antonio 98 degrees, 221 miles

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fine weather in am, showers in pm. Noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 80F]


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19 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 23.0, Long -84.4

2.0am: Closed main deck gun ports.

3.30am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

5.25am: Obtained deviation of 0.75 degrees E using variation 4.5E.

9.5am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill - Training classes Seamanship and Gunnery to instructions. Bosun’s party at general work. Remainder as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 65. Exercised Fire and Abandon ship stations.

8.55pm: Havana Lights abeam.

8.54pm: Glare of El Morro Light abaft S27E.

11.5pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: 81.5 degrees (True), 256 miles = 10.8 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Elbow Cay Light House 85 degrees, 222 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]


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20 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 25.4, Long -79.9

3.30am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

5.15am: Altered course N27E.

7.0am: Obtained deviation of 3 degrees E.

7.30am: Obtained deviation of 3 20 E.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers. Gunlayers of 6” and 12 pounders guns crews at practice. Training classes (Seamanship and Gunnery) at instructions - Bosun’s party at work - Remainder as requisite.

10.18am: Sighted Carysfort Light N60W.

11.20am: Lost sight of same. 11.7am: Altered course N1E.

0.6pm: Altered course N1W.

1.15pm: Hauled to port to clear a steamer ahead.

pm: Hands securing ship for heavy weather.

4.14pm: Sighted Hillsboro’ Light S70W.

6.23pm: Jupiter Inlet Light House N40W.

7.13pm: Jupiter Inlet Light abeam.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Distance made good: 312 miles = 13.1 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fowey rocks Light House N47W, 14 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[North easterly wind force 6 then 5 from 8am, with sea state rough or very rough. Showers at times, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 80F]


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21 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 28.4, Long -77.4

1.19am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

5.27am: Observed deviation 1 33 E.

7.37am: Observed deviation 14 minutes W.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers, physical drill - First part Port watch to Hygienic lecture. 6” and 12 pounder Gunlayers at deflection teacher - X Group at loader. Remainder as requisite.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.15pm: Observed deviation of 13 minutes E.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

11.35pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Distance made good: 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibbs Hill Light Bermuda N70.5E, 700 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Wind force 5 or 6 until 8am, with sea state rough or very rough. Wind and sea moderating from noon, when temperature 76F, sea temperature 74F, misty later in day]


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22 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 29.6, Long -73.0

3.0am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

5.30am: Obtained deviation 1.5E.

7.40am: Obtained deviation - nil.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers, physical drill. Exercised General Quarters and night action stations.

10.20am: Secured. Training classes (S and G) [Seamanship and Gunnery] at instructions - First part Port watch to Hygienic lecture.

0.49pm: Altered course N75E. Exercised After control.

pm: Port Watch employed cleaning ship and refitting gear. Training classes (S and G) at instruction.

4.47pm: Obtained deviation 10 minutes E.

11.25pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N72.6E, 243 miles = 10.25 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Davids Head Light House N68.5E, 460 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Misty for most of day]


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23 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 31.0, Long -68.3

3.30am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

5.35am: Obtained deviation - nil.

7.30am: Hauled in log (foul of seaweed) (43).

7.36am: Restreamed log (44).

7.46am: Obtained deviation (20 minutes E).

9.0am: Reduced to 72 knots. Divisions. Aired night clothing.

9.20am: Starboard bar run out. 9.35am: Run in.

5.55pm: Obtained deviation 14 minutes W.

6.29pm: Obtained deviation nil.

[Course and Distance made good: N71E, 258 miles = 10.87 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head Light House N66.5E, 206 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 72F]


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24 May 1914

From Tampico to Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

1.10am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

4.30am: Sounded no bottom at 100 fathoms. Sounded continually.

5.11am: Hauled in patent log. 5.18am: Restreamed.

6.10am: Sighted land starboard bow (N70E).

6.54am: Obtained sounding 36 fathoms.

7.45am: Gibbs Hill bore N31E.

8.22am: Abeam starboard Bermuda N41.5W, Gibbs Light House N28W, St Davids Light House N38.5E.

9.0am: Hauled in log.

9.5am: Altered course to avoid pilot boat. 9.10am: Resumed course.

9.50am: As requisite for passing narrows and to anchorage in Grassy Bay.

10.14am: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms, 4 shackles.

[At single anchor in Grassy Bay]

Anchor Bearings: Hogfish beacon S3W, Clock Tower N77W, Stag beacon S41W.

2.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 10pm.

3.40pm: [HMS] Essex left coal hulk and made fast to buoy.

4.35pm: Essex Sailed.

4.45pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

5.0pm: 2 Signalmen, 1 Stoker and 1 Seaman left ship for [HMS] Terror. Patrol landed.

Draught: Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 23’ 10”.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 313 tons]

[Misty early and late in day. Noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 72F]


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25 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.15am: Hands detailed for coaling.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded to coal hulk “Shah”.

7.57am: Dropped Port anchor.

8.29am: Made fast to “Shah”.

9.45am: Arrived 3 bags of mail. Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Two prisoners left for detention quarters.

11.40am: 4 bags of Mail arrived.

Draught: Forward 23ft 4”, Aft 23ft 10”.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

9.10pm: Stopped coaling - Temperley [part of the coaling gear - mentioned here] broken down.

[Number on sick list: 26]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]


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26 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

Draught: Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 24’ 8”.

5.0am: Commenced coaling. Spread fires in Steam pinnace.

7.15am: Finished coaling - Received 630 tons.

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing to go alongside wall.

9.53am: Cast off from “Shah”.

9.58am: Proceeded, courses and speeds as requisite for going alongside dockyard.

10.45am: Secured to dockyard [more information about the Naval Dockyard here].

1.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning. ship.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters - Leave to Starboard watch from 4.30 till 7am.

5.10pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Leave to Second part of Port watch till 11pm.

10.30pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 898 tons]


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27 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam pinnace.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship. Bosun’s dockyard party returning stores.

1.15pm: Sail loft party - Cooks on Mess deck, 7 hands with Captain of hold - 4 hands with carpenters. Remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Patrol landed.

5.25pm: 2 ratings joined ship from HMS Terror - wash clothes.

7.30pm: Leave to First part Starboard Watch till 11.

6.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Launch.

7.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]


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28 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Sailmaker and 2 hands working in sail loft - Landed Marines and band for drill.

am: Hands employed hauling boats on slip - returning and drawing stores, cleaning down aloft.

9.20am: Read Warrant No 64, discharged 1 prisoner to detention barracks.

pm: 8 Shipwrights, 6 Electricians, 2 ship's fitters and 2 Electrical fitters - on board. Bosun’s dockyard party returning stores - refitting Main derrick blocks and as requisite.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch and First part Port Watch till 11.30pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

7.30pm: Drew fires in harbour launch.

11.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 73F]


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29 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Landed Small arm companies and Marines.

8.0am: Small arm companies and Marines returned.

9.15am: Hands to Divisions and prayers. Gunner’s party landed cordite for heat test - Bosun’s party at general work - Carpenter’s party drawing stores.

pm: 10 Shipwrights, 5 Electricians, 3 Fitters. Hands employed as in forenoon. 4 hands returning targets.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7am - Wash cloths.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

6.40pm: 1 Marine joined ship from detention.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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30 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Bosun’s and Carpenter’s party returning stores. Remainder of hands cleaning ship and as requisite. 25 Shipwrights, 3 Electricians, 10 Labourers.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am. Leave to Second part Port watch till 11pm.

5.0pm: Patrol Landed.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace and harbour launch.

8.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.

11.25pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs]


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31 May 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Landed 27 Wesleyans. 10.15am: Landed C of E [Church of England] for dockyard church.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am, to boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Patrol Landed.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Starboard watch till 11pm - Drew fires in Steam pinnace and harbour Launch.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Alongside Outer Camber (Head Westward)]

7.0am: Received 5 bags of Mail.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical drill. Bosun’s party returning stores. Carpenter’s party taking up Corticene [as mentioned here also called corticine] - Remainder as requisite.

11.30am: Paid Monthly money.

pm: 10 Shipwrights, 5 Electricians, 2 Fitters. Bosun’s and Carpenter’s parties returning stores.

1.30pm: Gave General leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Thursday [on this Monday], leave to boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. Non-swimmers to instruction.

7.30pm: Special leave to Second part Port watch till 11pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs, Bread Received: 640 lbs]


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2 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.5am: Port Watch employed as required.

9.50am: Read Warrant No 65.

am: 20 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths and labourers, 8 Fitters and labourers, 2 Plumbers, 7 Electricians, 6 drillers, 4 Joiners.

1.15pm: Sailmakers - Galleys crew and canteen party in yard. Carpenters and Bosun’s party as requisite. Remainder refitting.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. Hands to bathe. Non-swimmers to instructions.

10.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 650 lbs]


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3 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.0am: Dressed ship.

8.30am: Landed dockyard working parties.

9.5am: Divisions - prayers - physical drill.

am: Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

Noon: Paraded Guard.

1.30pm: Special leave to Second part Port watch till 11pm, leave to boys till 7pm. Hands Make and Mend clothes.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Landed Patrol. Hands scrub and wash clothes.

6.0pm: Non-swimmers to instructions.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 640 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 74F]


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4 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.0am: Gunners party clearing out magazines and returning ammunition.

8.0am: Hands to bathe.

9.20am: Bosun’s, Carpenter’s and Gunner’s parties told off. Remainder as requisite.

am: 20 Shipwrights, 4 Joiners, 8 Fitters and labourers, 6 Smiths and labourers, 7 Electricians, 2 Plumbers and 6 drillers from dockyard.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. General leave to Port Watch from 1.30 till 7am Sunday [on this Thursday]. Leave to Port watch boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Landed Patrol.

7.30pm: Leave to First part Starboard watch till 11pm.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]


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5 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.0am: Hands to bathe. Carpenters, Bosun’s and Gunner’s parties told off. Remainder refitting and as requisite.

am: 20 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths and labourers, 5 Electricians, 2 Plumbers, 4 fitters and labourers, 6 drillers, 3 Joiners.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Leave to Port Watch of boys till 7pm.

2.30pm: Received 1 bag of mails.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Wash clothes.

5.0pm: Landed patrol. Hamilton patrol left ship.

6.10pm: Non-swimmers to instruction.

7.30pm: Special leave to Second part Starboard Watch till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Hamilton Patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]


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6 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Hands cleaning ship. Carpenters party taking up corticine. 22 Shipwrights, 2 Plumbers, 7 Electricians, 6 drillers, 4 Fitters and labourers, 6 Smiths and labourers from dockyard.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Port Watch of boys till 7pm. Range party left ship.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters - Landed patrols - Hands to bathe.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Hamilton patrol returned. Drew fires in Steam Launch.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 1240 lbs]


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7 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.45am: Wesleyans (24) landed.

10.15am: C of E Party landed.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am. Leave to boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters, landed Patrol.

7.30pm: Leave to First part Port watch till 11pm.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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8 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Lit fires in both Steam boats. Gunners party returning ammunition.

8.0am: Advance party of Marines landed for musketry.

9.0am: Hands to Prayers. Bosun’s, Gunners and Carpenter’s party returning and drawing stores - remainder refitting.

11.15am: Discharged 1 CPO to hospital.

am: 22 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths and labourers, 7 Electricians, 2 Plumbers, 4 Fitters and labourers, 6 drillers.

1.15pm: Landed range party - Discharged 3 ratings to hospital for duty.

1.45pm: Landed 35 Marines and 2 Officers for camp to carry out annual Musketry course.

4.50pm: Range party returned.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Wash clothes. Landed Patrol.

6.10pm: Non-Swimmers to instructions.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Starboard watch till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 75F]


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9 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.40am: Range party landed. Ordinary seamen Starboard watch and boys boat pulling. Remainder cleaning ship.

9.0am: Read prayers - special parties told off - remainder refitting.

10.15am: Read Warrants Nos 66, 67, 68, 69, discharged 4 prisoners to detention barracks.

pm: 26 Shipwrights, 4 Fitters and labourers, 7 Electricians, 6 Smiths and labourers, 2 Plumbers, 6 drillers.

1.15pm: Landed working parties. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 70 and 71.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Gave Special leave to Second part Port Watch till 11pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 550 lbs]


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10 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.45am: Landed range party. Hands cleaning ship. Ordinary Seamen at boat pulling.

9.0am: Read prayers - Landed special parties. Remainder as requisite. Read Warrants Nos 72 and 73. Discharged 3 ratings to detention barracks.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths, 7 Electricians, 2 Plumbers, 4 Fitters and labourers, 6 drillers.

pm: Hands employed refitting and as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Wash clothes.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Non swimmers to instructions.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to Second part Starboard watch till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 23]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs, Bread Received: 600 lbs]


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11 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.45am: Landed range party. Ordinary Seamen Starboard watch boat pulling. Hands cleaning ship.

9..0am: Prayers - Special parties told off. Remainder refitting.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 2 Plumbers, 5 Electricians, 6 Drillers, 4 fitters and labourers, 6 Smiths.

1.15pm: Hands refitting and as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Hands to bathe.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Leave to First part Port watch till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 22]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]


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12 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Range party landed. Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Read prayers - Carpenters, Bosun’s and Gunner’s party told off. Remainder as requisite for refit.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 2 Plumbers, 5 Electricians, 6 drillers, 4 Fitters and labourers, 6 Smiths on board.

pm: 1 Chief Stoker joined ship from Hospital.

5.30pm: Special leave to port watch till 7am - Hands to Bathe.

6.30pm: Landed patrol - Non swimmers to instruction.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Starboard watch till 11pm - Drew fires in both Steam boats.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1150 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]


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13 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.50am: Hands cleaning ship. Special painting party painting cabins.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 6 drillers, 5 Electricians, 6 Smiths, 2 Plumbers, 4 Fitters and labourers.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday], leave to boys till 7pm. 1 Seaman rejoined from detention. 1 Seaman left ship for Hospital. 1 Stoker returned from Hospital.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to Second part Port watch till 11pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 20]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs, Bread Received: 1250 lbs]


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14 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Landed 20 Wesleyans.

10.10am: Landed church party.

10.35am: Landed 15 RCs.

11.35am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch boys till 7pm.

6.20pm: Patrol landed.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Port watch till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]


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15 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.0am: Boys boat pulling.

8.30am: Range party landed.

8.55am: Prayers. Hands refitting, special parties told off. 1 rating discharged to detention.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths and labourers, 5 Electricians, 6 drillers, 2 Plumbers, 4 fitters and labourers.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. 1 prisoner returned from detention.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Non-Swimmers to instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Starboard Watch till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]


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16 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Boys away boat pulling. Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Prayers. Landed range party. Special parties told off. Remainder as requisite.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths and labourers, 6 Electricians, 6 Drillers, 2 Plumbers, 4 Fitters and labourers.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. 1 ERA joined ship from hospital. Discharged 1 AB for duty to hospital.

5.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Port watch till 11pm.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]

[Rain in am, south westerly wind force 4 or 5 from noon to 8pm, noon air and sea temperature 77F]


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17 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.30am: Lit fires in Steam launch and pinnace. Boys to boat pulling.

9.0am: Read prayers - Special parties told off - Remainder as requisite for refitting.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 6 Smiths, 6 Electricians, 6 drillers, 2 Plumbers, 4 fitters.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. 1 Stoker returned from detention.

2.50pm: Discharged 1 Private to hospital.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am. Drew fires in both Steam boats.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to second part Starboard watch till 11pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs, Bread Received: 620 lbs]


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18 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.0am: Prayers. Special parties told off. Landed range party. Remainder as requisite.

am: 26 Shipwrights, 6 drillers, 6 Electricians, 6 fitters and labourers, 5 Plumbers, 4 Smiths and labourers.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am and to Second part Port Watch till 11, to Boys till 7pm. 1 rating returned from detention.

6.0pm: Patrol landed.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]

[South westerly wind of variable force (from 2 to 6) during day, rain and showers for most of day, noon temperature 76F]


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19 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Alongside New Camber, Head to Westward]

5.30am: Lit fires in both steam boats.

9.0am: Read prayers, special parties painting and cortecining. Warrant Officers parties drawing stores. Range party firing.

am: Dockyardmen working onboard: Shipwrights 26, Electricians 5, Fitters and Labourers 4, Smiths and Labourers 6, Drillers 6, Plumbers 2.

5.0pm: Washed clothes.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Nonswimmers at instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol. Drew fires in steam pinnace.

7.30pm: Special leave to First part Port Watch till 11pm. Drew fires in steam launch.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]


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20 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard:- Shipwrights 26, Electricians 5, Fitters 4, Smiths 6, Drillers 6, Plumbers 2.

6.30am: Party (24) berthing [HMS] Hermione.

7.0am: “Hermione” arrived.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship, cortecining, painting cabins and flats and drawing Warrant Officers stores.

10.0am: Discharged to Detention Barracks 1 rating.

10.30am: Discharged to Hospital 1 Stoker.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am and leave to Non leavebreakers till 7am Monday [on this Saturday] and to Boys till 7pm. Hands made and mended clothes.

2.30pm: Rejoined from Detention 3 ratings.

4.50pm: Cuban gunboat “Patria” arrived and proceeded to Hamilton.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.0pm: Special leave to First part Starboard Watch till 11pm.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1050 lbs]


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21 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.30am: Divisions. 10.0am: Read prayers.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7am and to boys till 7pm.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to Second part Starboard Watch till 11pm.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]


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22 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard:- Electricians 6, Painters 23, Fitters 10, Shipwrights 24, Labourers 10.

5.0am: Range party at Range, special parties at work.

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of Coronation Day.

9.0am: Read prayers. Hands employed refitting gear and boats, Cortecining, painting cabins etc, and about Warrant Officer’s stores.

3.45pm: Rejoined ship from Detention 1 rating.

5.0pm: Scrubbed and washed clothes.

5.30pm: Gave usual leave.

6.0pm: Non swimmers at instruction.

7.5pm: Sunset, Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 306 lbs, Vegetables Received: 400 lbs]


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23 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard as yesterday.

6.0am: Range party, special painting and cortecining parties at work.

8.50am: Read prayers. Special parties at work and hands employed refitting, drawing stores etc.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Gave usual leave.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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24 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard as yesterday.

6.0am: Range party and cortecining and painting parties at work.

am: Hands employed painting cabins etc, Cortecining, refitting gear and boats and drawing stores. Hospital party transporting stores.

10.15am: Discharged to “Hermione” 11 ratings.

Noon: Hospital party returned.

1.10pm: Hands employed as in forenoon except hospital party.

2.25pm: Cuban gunboat “Patria” sailed.

3.40pm: Sent working party to cast off Hermione.

4.30pm: “Hermione” sailed. Cheered ship.

5.0pm: Washed clothes.

5.30pm: Gave usual leave.

6.0pm: Non swimmers at instruction.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]


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25 June 1914

[shown as 1913 in log, in error]

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

0.30am: Drew fires in steam launch.

am: Dockyardmen working onboard as yesterday.

6.0am: Lit fires in both steam boats. Special painting party and Cortecine party and Range party at work. Boys away boat pulling.

9.0am: Read prayers. Hands employed painting cabins etc, cortecining, refitting gear and boats and drawing stores.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.30pm: Gave usual leave.

6.0pm: Non swimmers at instruction. Landed Patrol.

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam launch and steam pinnace.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]


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26 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard as yesterday.

6.0am: Range party, Cortecining and painting party at work.

am: Hands employed painting cabins etc, refitting gear and boats, cortecining and drawing Warrant Officers stores and as necessary.

1.15pm: Divers examining underwater fittings (monthly dip). Remainder of hands as in forenoon. Mail arrived (2 bags).

5.30pm: Gave usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs]


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27 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard: Shipwrights 26, Fitters 3, Joiners 4, Painters 12, Labourers 20, Electricians 12.

6.0am: Hands employed painting, cortecining and cleaning ship.

8.55am: Hands employed refitting gear and boats, painting cabins etc, cortecining and drawing stores.

1.0pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am on Monday [on this Saturday]. Hands made and mended clothes.

[Note in pm: Mercurial Barometer]

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1215 lbs]


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28 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.30am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics] (10).

10.10am: Church of England party paraded. Landed Wesleyans (20).

11.15am: RC’s returned.

11.40am: Wesleyans and C of E party returned.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Granted usual leave.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs]


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29 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard Shipwrights 24, Painters 21, Fitters 10, Electricians 6, Labourers 10.

6.30am: Boys at boat pulling.

am: Hands employed painting cabins etc, cortecining, at Range, refitting gear and boat and striking yards.

[Note in late am re barometer: Aneroid]

1.0pm: Landed Second batch Marines Camp party and 1 Sick berth Steward.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

3.0pm: First batch Marines Camp party and sick berth attendant returned to ship.

3.24pm: Rejoined ship from detention 1 rating.

5.30pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.40pm: Returned from Camp under escort 3 Privates Marines (arrested).

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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30 June 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working onboard:- as yesterday.

6.0am: Special parties at work. Boys at boat pulling.

8.50am: Read prayers. Hands employed refitting gear and boats, drawing boatswain’s stores, painting, cortecining and as necessary. Range party at Range.

5.30pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.30pm: Rejoined from Detention 1 rating.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 80F]



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Alongside Dockwall in New Camber. Head to Westward]

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling. Special parties at work.

8.50am: Prayers. Special parties at work. Remainder as requisite for refit. Dockyardmen working on board - 24 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 21 painters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians.

1.0pm: Paid Quarterly Money.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7am. Non-swimmers to instructions.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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2 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

8.0am: Special parties told off.

8.50am: Read prayers. Remainder of hands as requisite.

11.0am: Landed 3 Marines and 1 stoker for detention - read Warrants Nos 75, 76, 77, 78.

am: 24 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 21 painters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians working on board.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Usual leave.

6.0pm: Non swimmers to instruction.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]


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3 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace. Hands cleaning ship. Ordinary Seamen boat pulling.

8.30am: Special parties told off. Remainder as requisite for refit.

9.30am: Received 5 bags of mails.

10.45am: Captain Prynne RMLI and Mr Bailey Artificer Engineer rejoined from hospital.

am: 24 Shipwrights, 6 Electricians, 10 fitters, 21 painters, 10 labourers employed on board.

3.30pm: Received 77 cases of ammunition.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Hands scrubbed and washed clothes.

6.0pm: Usual leave - Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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4 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen working on board 24 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 6 Electricians, 21 painters, 10 Labourers.

am: 12 hands returning ammunition to store, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday]. Leave to Boys till 7pm. Hands made and mended clothes.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Usual leave to First part Port Watch.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs]

[Rain and showers in am, fine in pm, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 80F]


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5 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.50am: Divisions.

10.10am: Landed C of E [Church of England] church party.

11.30am: C of E party returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to port watch from 1.30 to 7am. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Special leave to Second part Starboard watch till 11pm.

11.18pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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6 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Working on board from dockyard 24 Shipwrights, 6 Electricians, 10 fitters, 21 Painters, 10 labourers.

5.30am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace and launch. Hands employed surveying cable and cleaning ship.

8.30am: Landed range party, special painting, corticine, Boson’s and Carpenters parties told off.

10.40am: Sub Lieutenant Weir, Mr RH Atkin (Bos’n) [Boatswain], 2 Stokers, 14 boys, 1 Officers steward joined ship.

11.0am: HMS “Mutine” anchored in Grassy Bay.

1.45pm: “Mutine” weighed and made fast alongside Dockyard.

4.15pm: Range party returned.

5.0pm: Granted usual leave.

5.15pm: 6 ratings joined from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Drew fires in both steam boats.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 300 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]

[Wind south westerly then southerly, force 4 to 6 during day, rain in pm, noon air and sea temperature 79F]


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7 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board 24 Shipwrights, 21 painters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians, 10 fitters.

8.50am: Read prayers - Cable locker, Boson’s - Carpenter’s and corticene parties told off - Remainder employed as requisite - Landed range party.

2.15pm: 1 Marine returned from hospital.

3.30pm: Range parties returned.

5.0pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.15pm: Drew fires in Steam launch.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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8 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

1.0am: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

am: Dockyardmen working on board 24 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 6 Electricians, 21 painters, 10 labourers.

8.50am: Prayers - Special parties told off, remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.20am: Read Warrants Nos 79 and 80, discharged two prisoners to detention barracks.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Hands scrubbed and washed clothes. Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 686 lbs]


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9 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board 24 Shipwrights, 21 painters, 10 fitters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians.

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship - Boys boat pulling.

8.50am: Prayers - Carpenters, Bosn’s, cortecine and men painting boats employed, remainder as requisite.

5.30pm: Granted special leave to Port watch till 7am Saturday [on this Thursday].

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 334 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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10 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board 24 Shipwrights, 21 painters, 10 labourers, 10 Fitters, 6 Electricians.

8.50am: Prayers. Cable party restowing cable - Special parties told off. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

9.20am: USS “Rhode Island” arrived and anchored.

11.10am: Read Warrant No 81, discharged 1 prisoner to detention Barracks.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon - Leave to Boys till 7pm.

[Note in pm re barometer: (Mercurial)]

5.0pm: Washed clothes.

6.30pm: Landed patrol - granted usual leave.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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11 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board as yesterday.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Carpenters and Boatswain’s parties landed for stores.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday], Boys till 7pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1300 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 80F]


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12 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.15am: Landed C of E church party and 18 Wesleyans and 12 RC’s. Discharged to Hospital Mr Lamey Carpenter.

11.40am: Church parties returned.

0.30pm: Sailed USS Rhode Island.

1.30pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol. Special leave to First part Port watch.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs]


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13 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling.

8.50am: Prayers. Side party - Corticine and party painting boats told off. Remainder of hands striking fore top mast.

9.30am: Received 7 bags of mail.

11.0am: Sailed HMS “Mutine”.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 24 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Read Warrant No 85. Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol

11.10pm: Patrol returned - Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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14 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and striking main top mast.

8.30am: Hands employed docking ship and cleaning ship’s bottom.

11.15am: Read Warrants No 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 89. Discharged 7 ratings to detention.

1.15pm: Special parties told off remainder cleaning ship’s bottom. Dockyardmen employed on board 24 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians.

5.0pm: Exercised fire stations. Granted special leave to Starboard watch till 7am Thursday [on this Tuesday].

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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15 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.30am: Party employed rigging stages, remainder cleaning ship.

8.50am: Special parties told off, remainder scraping ship’s bottom.

10.15am: Read Warrant No 90. Discharged 1 AB to detention barracks. Magazine and shell room flooding arrangements flooded and found correct.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 10 labourers, 10 fitters, 6 Electricians.

1.30pm: Granted leave to Boys till 7pm.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Exercised fire stations.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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16 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[In Drydock]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.50am: Boatswain’s rigging party at work - Special parties told off - Divers at Quarterly Exercises. Remainder painting ship’s bottom.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 10 Labourers, 6 Electricians. Landed markers for range. Remainder employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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17 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board as yesterday.

5.0am: Lit fires in both Steam boats.

6.0am: Landed small arm companies.

am: Bosn’s, Carpenters, Special painting, corticine and rigging parties told off, remainder employed scraping ship’s side.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 91. Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.50pm: HMS “Mutine” anchored.

7.0pm: Drew fires in steam launch.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 80F]


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18 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

0.30am: Drew fires in Steam pinnace.

am: Dockyardmen employed on board - as yesterday.

9.0am: Special parties told off, remainder cleaning ship.

10.10am: Read Warrants Nos 92, 93 and 94. Discharged three ratings to detention barracks.

1.30pm: Hands made and mend clothes. Special leave to port watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

3.0pm: 32 Marines and 1 SBA [Sick Berth Attendant] rejoined ship from camp.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1200 lbs]


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19 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

10.10am: C of E church party landed.

10.20am: Landed 29 Weslyians [Wesleyan].

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Granted usual leave.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs]


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20 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 6 Electricians, 10 fitters, 10 labourers.

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling.

6.50am: “Mutine” - weighed and proceeded.

8.50am: Prayers - Special parties told off. 8 hands scraping mast and yards. Remainder of hands as requisite for refitting.

4.0pm: Rejoined from Hospital Mr Lamey Carpenter.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Hands washed clothes.

5.30am: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Patrol landed.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]


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21 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Dockyardmen employed on board - as yesterday.

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling. Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.50am: Prayers - Special parties told off - Hands scraping masts and yards, chipping boats davits and as requisite for refit.

pm: Had occasion to caution Mr Alfred Lamey, Carpenter, for consuming alcoholic liquor to such an extent as to cause illness necessitating Hospital treatment, thereby incapacitating him from his duties for nine days ie 12th to 20th July (inclusive). [Signed] A Lamey Carpenter, WH D’Oyly Captain.

5.30pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]


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22 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Ship in drydock]

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling. Hands cleaning ship.

8.50am: Prayers - Special parties told off. Hands employed scraping ship’s bottom and as requisite for refitting.

am: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 6 Electricians, 10 labourers.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - washed clothes.

5.0pm: Drew fires in steam launch. Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]


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23 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling. Hands cleaning ship.

8.50am: Read prayers - Bosn’s and Carpenters dockyard parties landed. Special painting party employed on mess decks - remainder as requisite.

10.15am: Read Warrant No 95 - discharged 1 Private RMLI to detention.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board - as yesterday.

2.10pm: 2 Ratings returned from detention. Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.30pm: Gave special leave to port watch till 11pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 550 lbs]


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24 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.45am: Landed Small arm companies. Lit fires in both steam boats.

7.35am: Small arm companies returned.

9.0am: Ship’s steward, Carpenters, Boatswain’s and Gunners party drawing stores and as requisite. Remainder securing bower anchors and as requisite.

10.0am: Received 5 bags of Mail.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians. Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters - Read Warrant No 96.

5.30pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Drew fires in both steam boats - Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 338 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs]


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25 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.30am: HMS “Mutine” anchored.

8.30am: Landed dockyard parties.

8.50am: Hands employed painting ship’s bottom.

am: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 10 fitters, 6 Electricians, 10 labourers.

pm: Hands made and mended clothes. Granted Special leave to Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday]. 3 Privates RMLI returned from detention. Leave to Boys till 7pm.

6.0pm: Landed patrol. Leave to First part Port watch from 7.30 till 11pm.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 320 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]


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26 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Landed C of E Church party - 18 Wesleyans and 14 RC’s.

11.45am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm. Drew fires in picket boat.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

7.30pm: Granted usual leave.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs]


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27 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[In Drydock]

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling. Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Read prayers - Seamanship training class at instruction - Special parties told off. Remainder of hands painting ship’s bottom.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 shipwrights, 10 fitters, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians.

2.30pm: Received 6 bags of mail.

5.30pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]


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28 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Ship undocked - Hands employed undocking and securing ship to Long arm, Old Camber.

[Secured to Long Arm Old Camber, Head Westerly]

Draught of Water 23’ 9” Aft, 22’ 8” Forward.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 fitters, 20 shipwrights, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians. Landed dockyard parties. Remainder of hands employed as requisite for refitting.

5.0pm: Hands wash clothes.

5.30pm: Granted special leave to Starboard watch till 11pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 296 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon air temperature 83F, sea temperature 82F]


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29 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

am: Hands ammunitioning ship.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 shipwrights, 10 labourers, 6 Electricians, 10 fitters.

4.20pm: Special leave to Port watch till 11pm - Drew fires in picket boat.

8.30pm: Banked fires in steam launch.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1050 lbs]


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30 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.15am: Lit fires in both Steam boats.

6.0am: Parties drawing stores.

8.30am: Party painting boats.

9.20am: HMS “Essex” Arrived. Remainder of hands provisioning ship.

10.45am: HMS “Mutine” arrived.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board 20 Shipwrights, 10 Labourers, 6 Electricians, 10 Fitters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 11pm. Drew fires in picket boat.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.30pm: Banked fired in Steam Launch.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 500 lbs]

[South westerly wind force 6 in am, decreasing in pm]


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31 July 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Parties drawing stores.

7.0am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

9.0am: Parties drawing Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s and Medical stores. Remainder scrapping [scraping?] and as requisite.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board as yesterday. Hands employed as in forenoon.

1.50pm: 1 Seaman returned from detention.

3.5pm: 1 SPO returned from Hospital.

4.30pm: Granted usual leave.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

2.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

2.30am: Manned Nos 2 and 3 Port 12 Pounder guns.

2.50am: Armed guard left ship in Picket boat for Patrol work.

5.0am: Armed guard returned.

6.0am: Bosuns and Carpenters Parties at work. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

10.20am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

10.40am: Conference held on board.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board - 46. Shipwrights 20, Fitters 10, Electricians 6, Labourers 10.

2.35pm: Shifted berth.

3.30pm: Secured alongside coal pound. 12 Ratings rejoined ship from Detention.

[Draught of Water: Forward 22’ 10”, Aft 24’ 00”]

4.15pm: Began coaling 1400 tons.

7.0pm: Hands coaling ship.

8.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. Banked fires in Steam Launch.

9.0pm: Hands coaling ship.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 330 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 273 tons]


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2 August 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

2.0am: Hands coaling ship.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

7.45am: Spread fires in Steam Launch.

10.0am: Hands coaling ship.

1.0pm: Hands coaling ship.

4.40pm: HMS “Essex” shifted berth.

5.10pm: HMS “Essex” sailed.

8.0pm: Armed patrol left ship in Picket Boat. Manned Nos 2 and 3 Port 12 Pounder Guns.

11.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 1380 tons.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1638 tons]

[Rain during early am, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 83F]


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3 August 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

0.20am: Armed guard returned on board.

0.25am: Steam launch drew fires.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: HMS “Mutine” shifted berth.

9.10am: Received on board 35 bags of mails, “Lancaster” 9, “Essex” 5, “Berwick” 4, “Mutine” 4, “Terror” 3, Ireland Island 10.

9.20am: Bosun’s, Carpenter’s dockyard parties drawing stores. Remainder hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Lieutenant AG Venables joined ship.

pm: Dockyardmen employed on board - 46. Shipwrights 20, Fitters 10, Electricians 6, Labourers 10.

1.15pm: Bosun and Carpenters Parties working in Dockyard. Party drawing paymasters stores. Remainder of hands as requisite.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 11pm. Wash clothes.

7.30pm: Leave to First Part of Port watch till 11pm.

8.10pm: Armed guard left ship in Steam Launch. Manned Nos 2 and 3 Port 12 pounder guns.

9.40pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 650 lbs]


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4 August 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

0.30am: Armed guard returned.

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Bosun’s, Gunner’s and Carpenters parties at work. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Boat launching party at work. Ships Steward’s party drawing and returning mess traps.

7.30am: Spread fires in Steam launch.

9.0am: Carpenters and Ship’s Stewards parties drawing stores. Bosun’s Party striking main yards. Remainder of hands hoisting in 600 bags of flour.

0.30pm: Paid monthly money.

1.30pm: Hands employed striking main yards and preparing ship for war.

3.30pm: SS “Caraquet” sailed.

4.30pm: 13 Ratings joined ship from “Mutine”. Hands employed frapping down rigging and landing timber.

7.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

7.50pm: 1 CERA [Chief Engine Room Artificer], 2 ERAs and 3 Leading Stokers joined ship from “Mutine”.

9.10pm: 5 ratings joined ship.

9.30pm: War declared with Germany.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 364 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5650 lbs]


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5 August 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.40am: Bosun’s party at work. Remainder of hands working main derrick and as requisite.

7.0am: SS “Caraquet” arrived and anchored.

7.15am: Sailmaking party at work.

9.5am: Hands employed preparing ship for war.

1.15pm: Cleared ship for action and prepared for sea.

5.0pm: Cast off from wall. 5.20pm: Cleared from harbour. Courses as requisite, 75 revs.

5.57pm: Course N53E.

6.10pm: Observed Deviation of compass by sun on N53E - 20 minutes W.

6.20pm: Courses as requisite for passing through narrows.

6.44pm: Set Course S53E.

7.0pm: Altered course NE.

8.1pm: Streamed Neptune Patent Log (0 - 0). Increased to 100 revs.

8.30pm: Starboard Watch at night action stations.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 375 lbs]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS LANCASTER
Bermuda to New York and Halifax patrols

JP map Lancaster Halifax Patrols

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6 August 1914

From Bermuda to Patrolling Station

Lat 36.4, Long -63.8

1.0am: Port Watch at night action stations.

2.22am: Altered course N24E. Reduced to 92 revs.

7.45am: Increased to 100 revs. Courses as requisite for closing steamer.

8.20am: Hauled in Patent Log (195 miles).

8.30am: Decreased to 75 revs. Stopped and spoke SS “Nortonian” of Liverpool.

9.0am: Proceeded 80 revs N27E with Port engine. Starboard Engine stopped for repairs.

9.32am: Streamed Patent Log (zero). Exercised Action and worked control of fire.

11.30am: Proceeded with Starboard engine.

11.45am: Starboard engine going 80 revs. Working up to 95 revs.

Noon: Secured from action.

0.24pm: Both engines working at 95 revs. 0.44pm: Reduced to 90 revs.

4.30pm: Easing down for swinging ship.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Hands to night action stations.

5.15pm: Began Swinging.

6.40pm: Finished swinging for deviation of compasses. Set course N27E. Working up to 90 revs.

7.45pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Distance run through the water: 261.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island, West Light N21E, 490 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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7 August 1914

From Bermuda to Patrolling Station

Lat 41.9, Long -62.6

0.30am: Watch at night action stations.

2.34am: Sighted steamer on Port bow, steering East.

3.5am: Hauled out 4 points to Port to reconnoitre.

3.15am: Resumed original course.

4.40am: Secured guns - Piped down.

5.50am: Heavy rain, wind very strong and veering quickly. 6.0am: Wind NE.

5.50am: Port watch to night action stations.

6.30am: Piped down port watch.

7.45am: Altered course N55W to close steamer steering NW.

8.10am: Resumed original course - N27E.

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.15am: Secured.

3.20pm: Sighted 3 sail on Starboard and 2 sail on Port Bow (Bank schooners).

5.0pm: Exercised action. 5.50pm: Secured guns.

6.0pm: Sounded in 60 fathom.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Starboard watch to night action stations.

10.0pm: Altered course N76E.

Midnight: Reduced to 84 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: N10E (True), 335 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island West Light N34E, 166 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Weather variable, NE wind force 8-9 at 6am, much quieter at other times, rain and drizzle for part of am, mist in evening. Air and sea temperature 76F at 4am, at 6am air temperature 64F, sea temperature 63F, with similar values for rest of day. Sea temperature recorded hourly in pm]


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8 August 1914

From Bermuda to Patrolling Station

Lat 45.9, Long -59.0

1.0am: Port watch at night action stations.

2.55am: Fog came down - eased to 60 revs.

4.30am: Fog lifted.

5.10am: Secured guns. Piped down.

7.0am: Fog came down. Starboard watch to night action stations. Reduced to 48 revs.

8.0am: Sounded in 90 fathom. Port watch to night action stations.

10.35am: Fog lifted.

11.30am: Connected conning tower telegraphs and Steering gear. Continued sounding.

0.32pm: Starboard watch at night action stations.

2.50pm: Altered course N21W.

3.40pm: Weather cleared. Secured guns.

5.20pm: Observed deviation of compass 3 40 E. Continued sounding.

6.50pm: Passed sailing vessel on port side.

7.35pm: Watch to night action stations. Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

11.30pm: Altered course S19E. Reduced to 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 296.6 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Breton 276 degrees, 32 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog then mist for most of am and until 4pm, sea temperature recorded hourly, varying between 60F and 56F, noon air temperature 62F]


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9 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.2, Long -60.1

4.25am: Hauled in Patent Log (Foul).

4.30am: Altered course N17W. Increased to 60 revs. Observed deviation of compass 0.75 degrees E.

4.35am: Streamed log. Secured guns - Piped down.

5.15am: Altered course N30W. Observed deviation of compass 0.5 degrees E.

6.30am: Sighted large sailing ship bearing SW by W.

8.15am: Sighted land bearing N41W.

8.30am: Sighted two sailing vessels on Starboard bow.

8.35am: Cape North bore N42W.

9.7am: Cape North - N44W, South Extreme St Paul Island N11W.

9.55am: Altered course N10E.

11.15am: Altered course N52E. Stopped Port engine. Exchanged signals with St Paul Island Signal Station.

11.30am: Slow ahead port. 11.42am: Altered course N80E. Increased to 10 knots.

[Note above noon barometer reading: Aneroid]

2.45pm: Sighted steamer on port quarter, steering SW, SS “Empress of Britain” - spoke same.

3.10pm: Sighted steamed S55E. 3.15pm: Altered course S38E.

4.48pm: Altered course S78W.

5.10pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow.

5.20pm: Sighted steamer on port quarter - SS “Ionian” (Allen Line) Steering W.

5.40pm: Observed deviation of compass 0.5 degrees E.

6.0pm: Swung ship to obtain deviation of compasses.

6.20pm: Sighted St Paul Island. 6.30pm: Set Course S78W.

6.35pm: Slow both - connected forebridge telegraphs and steering gear. 6.40pm: Increased to 60 revs.

[Note before barometer reading at 8pm: Mercurial]

8.0pm: Sighted Cape North flashing light. Darkened ship.

8.37pm: Altered course S38E. Reduced to 42 revs.

10.20pm: Sighted steamer bearing S60E steering NW (approximately). Watch at night action stations.

[Distance run through the water: 194.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light N52E, 38.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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10 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.5, Long -59.4

2.0am: Watch at night action stations.

4.0am: Altered course N13W. Increased to 54 revs.

4.15am: Secured guns. Piped down.

5.20am: Observed deviation of compass of Nil on Course N13W.

8.20am: Sighted land on Starboard bow. Began sounding.

9.10am: Sighted steamer bearing N18E, steering south, SS “Scandinavian” (Allan line).

10.30am: Exercised action - courses as requisite.

11.35am: Course S40E - 54 revs. 11.40am: Secured guns.

1.17pm: Altered course N42W.

2.12pm: Cape Ray Light abeam to Starboard 5.75 miles.

2.20pm: Altered course S40E.

3.40pm: Altered course N86W.

5.30pm: Exercised Port watch at night action stations. 5.40pm: Hands to night action stations.

6.0pm: Secured guns.

7.45pm: Sighted land, St Pauls Island ahead. Darkened ship, watch to night action stations.

8.0pm: Altered course S31E. Reduced to 42 revs.

8.40pm: St Paul North Light N48W, St Paul South Light N66W magnetic.

[Distance run through the water: 183.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light N33E, 6.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Calm weather, misty in pm, sea temperatures from 57 to 60F during day]


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11 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.3, Long -59.9

2.3am: Exercised sea boats crew.

2.50am: Fog came down.

4.0am: Altered course N36W.

5.12am: Streamed Cherab [Cherub] Log, showing zero.

7.25am: Exercised action. 7.45am: Secured. Port watch remaining at night action stations.

8.30am: Starboard watch to night action stations.

10.30am: Sighted steamer N58E Steering SW.

11.50am: Sighted St Paul Island bearing N86W.

0.18pm: Sighted steamer on port quarter bearing W.

0.20pm: Altered course N30W to close steamer. 0.23pm: Increased to 60 revs. 0.30pm: Increased to 72 revs.

0.31pm: Steamer altered course. Gave chase, increased to full speed. Course S50W.

0.40pm: Steamer proved to be CGS [Canadian Government Ship] “Earl Grey”, decreased 10 knots.

1.3pm: Altered course N78E.

2.10pm: Fog came down. 2.20pm: Decreased 42 revs.

3.30pm: Altered course S38E.

5.0pm: Exercised action. 5.25pm: Secured, watch remaining at night action stations. Observed Deviation of 1 degree W.

7.10pm: Fog lifted.

8.0pm: Increased to 60 revs. Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

9.20pm: Fog came down. 10.10pm: Decreased to 48 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 177.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light S55W, 8.4 miles]

[Fog or mist for much of day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 63F]


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12 August 1914

From Patrolling Station to St Johns

Lat 46.4, Long -55.4

3.0am: Began sounding.

5.45am: Hauled in Neptune Log (foul). 5.50am: Streamed same. Continued sounding.

6.30am: Observed deviation of 0.5 degrees W.

6.55am: Passed fishing boat on starboard beam.

7.25am: Exercised action. 7.50am: Secured - watch remaining at night action stations.

9.0am: Watch at action stations.

10.35am: Exercised action - hands at general quarters.

11.15am: Secured - watch at action stations.

11.20am: Fog lifted. 11.30am: Watch at guns fallen out.

0.30pm: Sighted steamed on Port bow - SS “Alden” (Norwegian) [listed here].

1.0pm: Increased to 72 revs. Sighted steamer on port bow.

1.30pm: Fog came down. Decreased to 60 revs. Watch to action stations.

3.0pm: Altered course S60E.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire stations. 5.10pm: Secured.

7.30pm: Switched on navigation lights. Darkened ship - watch to night action stations.

9.35pm: Stopped and altered course to avoid fishing vessel.

9.45pm: Proceeded - Resumed course and decreased to 48 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 203.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gallantry Head Light N25W, 23 miles]

[Winds mostly from S and SW, force 3 or 4 for most of day. Fog or mist all day, noon temperature 61F, sea temperature 58F]


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13 August 1914

From Patrolling Station to St Johns and at St Johns

Lat 47.6, Long -52.7 [estimated]

0.30am: Sounding continually. Watch at night action stations.

2.20am: Fog lifted. 2.25am: Switched off navigation lights.

3.40am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid sailing vessel. Switched on navigation lights. 3.50am: Switched off same.

4.50am: Fog came down.

5.40am: Fog lifted - watch at guns fallen out.

6.30am: Sounding every 30 minutes.

8.15am: Sighted land 5 points on Port bow. 8.19am: Altered course N3E.

8.20am: Hauled in Patent Log (foul). 8.26am: Streamed log.

10.26am: Altered course N26E. Sighted small iceberg on port bow.

11.4am: Hauled in patent log (462.1).

11.36am: Courses as requisite for entering St Johns harbour.

11.49am: Came to with Starboard [anchor] in 15 fathoms. 11.50am: Let go Port anchor.

[Anchor Bearings: Clock Tower N75W, Congregational Church N50W, Government House Flagstaff N12W]

Noon: Put clocks on 26 minutes.

0.45pm: Weighed Starboard [anchor], veered port to 3.5 shackles in 15 fathoms. Hands preparing ship for coaling.

2.45pm: Coal lighter came alongside port side.

3.0pm: Began coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 4”, aft 24’ 11”]

4.25pm: Coal hulk came alongside Starboard side.

4.30pm: Starboard watch coal ship.

5.0pm: 137 RNVR [Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve] men from “Calypso” came on board to assist coaling.

6.30pm: SS “Florizel” (British) arrived.

7.45pm: Armed guard left ship.

11.0pm: Stopped coaling. RNVR men returned to “Calypso”.

[Distance run through the water: 233.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 803 tons]

[Fog or rain until 8am, noon sea temperature 54F]


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14 August 1914

At St Johns, Newfoundland

Lat 47.6, Long -52.7

4.45am: Port watch began coaling.

4.50am: Armed guard returned.

6.0am: Coaling party from “Calypso” came on board.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship.

5.0pm: Finished coaling, received 820 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 6”]

7.50pm: Armed guard left ship.

9.20pm: Sighted steamer to seaward steering about SW.

9.28pm: Unknown steamer altered course to S.

9.35pm: Guard boat returned. 9.40pm: Guard boat left ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1603 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 55F]


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15 August 1914

From St Johns to Patrolling Station

Lat 46.7, Long -52.7

2.15am: SS “Moorwinna” [presumably Morwenna] arrived.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.45am: Weighed. 7.50am: Proceeded - Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.25am: Cape Spear N71W 3600 yards. Set course S80W.

9.25am: Bay Bulls Light House abeam to Starboard 5.75 miles.

9.30am: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

11.5am: Sighted steamer bearing S72W.

11.30am: Passed steamer on Starboard beam steering North.

0.40pm Sighted Cape Race Light House.

1.0pm: Altered course N71W.

2.15pm: Sighted Cape Pine Light House.

3.4pm: Cape Pine Light House abeam to Starboard.

3.7pm: Streamed “Cherub” Patent log. 3.14pm: Set log to zero.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Altered course N56W. Decreased to 54 revs.

5.15pm: Exercised “Action” and “Night Action” stations.

5.27pm: Connected Conning tower steering position.

5.45pm: Resumed fore bridge steering position.

5.50pm: Secured guns.

6.30pm: Observed deviation 1.25 degrees E.

7.40pm: Sighted steamer ahead.

7.48pm: Sighted object bearing NNE about 3 miles, apparently a small rowing boat.

8.0pm: Darkened ship, watch to night action stations.

8.40pm: Observed on Port beam light resembling “Verys” light [Very light] (one appearance only).

11.25pm: Sighted steamer on port bow.

[Distance run through the water: 46.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race Light House 73 degrees, 14.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 August 1914

From St Johns to Patrolling Station

Lat 46.9, Long -57.0

1.20am: Sighted Galantry [Gallantry] Head Light N23E.

3.35am: Sighted Green Island Light N34E. Decreased to 42 revs.

5.15am: Altered course N58E. Increased to 60 revs.

5.50am: Altered course S89E.

6.50am: Hauled in patent log (31.5).

6.52am: Altered course N59E. Exchanged signals with St Pierre Island.

7.54am: Altered course N52W.

8.0am: Altered course S69W.

9.0am: Altered course N46W. Streamed Patent log (zero).

9.27am: Plate Point Light House abeam to Starboard 4.5 miles.

10.45am: Divisions. 11.10am: Divine Service.

11.55am: Fog came down. Second watch to action stations.

Noon: Decreased to 48 revs.

0.40pm: Fog lifted. 1.12pm: Increased to 54 revs.

2.0pm: Encountered intermittent fog.

3.30pm: Commenced sounding.

5.45pm: Observed deviation 1.75 degrees E.

5.50pm: Fog lifted. Continued sounding.

5.55pm: Put clocks back 16 minutes.

6.50pm: Dense fog. 7.0pm: Fog cleared. 7.10pm: Ran into dense fog bank.

7.53pm: Switched on navigation lights.

8.0pm: Decreased to 42 revs. Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations. Sounding every 30 minutes.

10.0pm: Altered course S43E.

[Distance run through the water: 231.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light House N65W, 103 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist and fog from noon onwards. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 60F]


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17 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.5, Long -59.4

0.30am: Sounding every 30 minutes. Watch at night action stations.

1.30am: Fog lifted.

2.0am: Encountered intermittent fog.

3.0am: Fog cleared. Switched off navigation lights.

4.0am: Altered course N46W. Increased to 54 revs.

4.30am: Secured guns - Piped down.

5.45am: Observed deviation of Standard compass of 0.5 degrees E on N46W.

8.30am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

9.23am: Port Basque Light House bore N4E.

9.48am: Cape Ray Light House bore N4W.

9.50am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow, SS “Hesperian” (Allan Line).

10.15am: Exercised Action. Courses as requisite for exercising control.

10.30am: Discontinued sounding.

11.20am: Secured. Set Course N46W, 54 revs, Cape Ray Light House N20W (True) 7.33 miles.

11.55am: Cape Ray Light House abeam to Starboard 6 miles.

0.20pm: Altered course S81W.

2.0pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard quarter, steering E (Yellow funnel with black top).

3.27pm: St Paul Island North Light House bore N85W 7 miles, altered course N82E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters - Hands at physical drill.

5.0pm: Sighted Cape Ray ahead.

4.35pm: Sighted Cape Ray Light House on port bow.

5.40pm: Altered course S81W.

5.45pm: Sighted St Paul Island ahead.

6.44pm: Observed deviation of compass 13 minutes W on Course S81W.

8.0pm: Altered course S27E. Decreased to 42 revs. Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

8.5pm: Sighted Cape North Light S81W.

8.12pm: (magnetic) Cape North Light S83W, St Paul Island Light (South) N79W, St Paul Island Light (North) N60W.

[Distance run through the water: 186.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light House N28E, 6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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18 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.5, Long -59.7

2.0am: Altered course N30W.

4.10am: Sighted land, Cape Ray on Starboard bow.

4.20am: Sighted steamer, SS “Montrose” CPR [Canadian Pacific Railway], on Starboard bow - passed ahead - steering SW.

4.30am: Sighted land on port bow, St Paul Island.

4.45am: Secured guns - Piped down.

4.59am: Observed deviation of compass 44 minutes E, Course N30W.

7.45am: Altered course N55E. Increased to 54 revs. Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Hauled in Patent log (383.4).

9.55am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow steering SE (SS “Ionian”, Allan Line).

10.0am: Altered course S59W - Slow both engines.

10.5am: Stopped, dropped target. 10.10am: Proceeded - Course and speed as requisite for sub-calibre practice with port guns.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

Noon: Completed practice.

0.20pm: Stopped. Hoisted in target. 0.25pm: Proceeded - N78E, 54 revs,

0.35pm: Sighted Cape Ray Light House on Starboard bow.

1.13pm: Altered course S77W.

1.30pm: Sighted steamer on Port bow (1 point) steering approximately North.

2.0pm: Passed steamer “Heathcote”.

3.13pm: Altered course N78E.

4.30pm: Altered course S65W. Decreased to 48 revs.

6.20pm: Sighted St Paul Island on Starboard bow.

7.30pm: Sighted Cape North Light bearing S83W.

7.45pm: Altered course S35E.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Distance run through the water: 172.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light House N58E, 19.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain, thunder and lightning in early evening]


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19 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.3, Long -59.8

1.55am: Fog came down - Decreased to 42 revs.

4.0am: Altered course N28W.

4.45am: Fog lifted.

7.20am: Exercised “Action”. 7.30am: Secured guns.

8.0am: Fog came down. Watch to action stations.

8.30am: Fog lifted - watch fallen out from guns.

10.25am: Exercised action.

11.24am: Secured guns.

11.57am: Altered course S57W.

0.15pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow bearing W by N. 0.20pm: Altered course N78W to make land.

0.58pm: Altered course N76E.

4.0pm: Altered course S74W. Decreased to 48 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Hands at physical drill.

5.20pm: Sighted St Paul Island bearing N89W.

6.10pm: North St Paul Light in sight.

6.50pm: South St Paul Light in sight.

7.52pm: Sighted Cape North Light.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

8.36pm: Altered course N76E.

9.8pm: Altered course S38E. Decreased to 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 188.4]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light S72W, 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fog, rain or mist all am, windier in pm (mostly force 4 to 5, from NW), noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 62F]


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20 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.5, Long -59.5

3.0am: Altered course N30W.

4.30am: Secured guns. Piped down.

5.30am: On course N30W, observed deviation of compass 2 30 E.

7.50am: Sighted St Paul Island on port bow.

8.30am: Altered course N46E.

8.48am: Sighted steamer on port beam.

8.50am: Altered course N70W to close steamer.

10.35am: Exercised “Action”.

10.42am: Shifted telegraphs to Conning tower (5 minutes).

10.50am: Shifted telegraphs to Forebridge (3.25 minutes).

11.15am: Secured guns.

Noon: Altered course S82W.

2.25pm: Altered course N75E.

4.40pm: Altered course S88W.

4.45pm: Evening quarters - Hands at physical drill.

6.24pm: Obtained deviation of compass 1 19 E, Course S80W.

8.10pm: Altered course S35E.

9.12pm: Lost sight of Cape North Light bearing N76W.

[Distance run through the water: 188.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light House N52E, 8.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 for most of day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 60F]


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21 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.3, Long -59.9

1.0am: Altered course N27W.

1.55am: Sighted at 1.55 Steamer on Port beam.

2.0am: Sighted at 2.0 Steamer on Starboard bow.

2.53am: Altered course 8 points to port to avoid steamer.

3.0am: Resumed original course N27W.

3.55am: Sighted North Light St Paul Island.

4.0am: Sighted South Light St Pauls Island.

5.4am: Observed deviation of 1 40 E on course N27W.

6.15am - 7.0am: Sighted smoke of 4 steamers all steering about NE (none distinguishable).

7.20am: Sighted steamer on port bow steering SW.

8.0am: Sight schooner on port bow.

8.35am: Altered course S31E.

9.50am: Read prayers.

9.55am: Stopped, dropped target.

10.0am: Proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for carrying out 1” Aiming rifle practice from Starboard guns.

11.0am: Completed practice. 11.10am: Stopped, hoisted in target.

0.30pm: Proceeded Course N58E, 48 revs.

1.30pm: CPR SS “Montsfort” [Montfort] passed steering NW.

2.45pm: SS “Megantic” (White Star) passed steering NW.

3.0pm: Experienced southerly current 2/3 knots velocity.

3.45pm: Altered course S80W.

4.10pm: Sighted St Paul Island on Starboard bow.

4.15pm: Sighted steamer on Port bow steering WNW.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Hands at physical drill.

5.25pm: Swung ship for comparison of standard and FB [Fore Bridge] steering compasses.

6.0pm: Finished swinging. Set course S75W.

7.42pm: Sighted South Light St Paul Island bearing S87W.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

8.3pm: Sighted Cape North Light.

8.20pm: Altered course S27E. Decreased to 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 160.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: North Light House St Paul Island N64E, 9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Calm weather until late evening, when wind increased to force 5-6, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 62F]


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22 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.2, Long -59.5

1.0am: Watch at night action stations.

2.0am: Altered course N25W.

3.15am: Altered course to avoid steamer. 3.35am: Resumed original course.

4.50am: Secured guns - Piped down.

5.50am: Altered course S27E. Watch to night action stations.

7.30am: Exercised action. 7.40am: Secured guns - watch remaining at action stations.

9.55am: Weather cleared - watch fallen out from action stations.

10.0am: Altered course N27W.

11.10am: Wind veering. 11.30am: Wind - west

0.20pm: Altered course N79W.

0.50pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow - St Pauls Island.

3.0pm: Altered course S34W. Decreased to 48 revs.

5.25pm: Altered course N18E.

5.30pm: Observed deviation of compass 0.5 degrees E on N18E.

7.30pm: Cape North Light visible.

8.0pm: Darkened ship, watch at night action stations.

8.30pm: Altered course S5E. Decreased to 42 revs.

9.15pm: Sighted Ingonish Island Light bearing S50W.

[Distance run through the water: 167.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: North Light St Paul Island N89W, 25.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Rain until 8am, then mist until noon, fine weather in pm. Barometric pressure falling until 1pm, then rising (weather data being recorded hourly). Winds from S and E force 6-7 until 7am with sea state very rough, force 4 to 6 from S then W until noon, sea state starting to moderate - quieter in pm with wind from N and W. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 59F]


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23 August 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.5, Long -59.6

0.25am: Sighted glare of Flat Point Light bearing S52W. 0.30am: Altered course N4W. Watch at night action stations.

1.20am: Steamer passed astern steering about NE.

1.35am: Sighted Ingonish Island Light bearing N58W.

1.42am: Sighted glare of Cape North Light bearing N26W.

2.0am: Sighted St Paul Island North Light bearing N3W.

2.50am: Sighted St Paul Island South Light bearing N1E.

4.35am: Altered course N68E. Increased to 10 knots (60 revs).

4.50am: Secured guns. Piped down.

5.30am: Observed deviation of compass 25 minutes W on Course N63E.

6.0am: Sighted land ahead.

7.50am: Sighted smoke of steamer bearing NW.

8.5am: Altered course N82W.

9.40am: Altered course N68E.

10.45am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.8am: Sighted Cape Ray Light House bearing N80E.

11.40am: Altered course S82W. Reduced to 60 revs.

1.50pm: Altered course N86E.

3.35pm: Sighted steamer on port beam steering E (SS “Venizia” [probably Venezia] - French colours).

4.33pm: Altered course S68W.

8.0pm: Darkened ship - Watch at night action stations.

8.5pm: Sighted Cape North Light bearing S85W.

9.0pm: Sighted two glares of light above horizon bearing SW at intervals of 2 minutes.

10.10pm: Altered course S26W.

10.15pm: Sighted Ingonish Island Light bearing S47W.

[Distance run through the water: 204.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Pauls Island North Light S65W, 26.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 August 1914

At Sydney Cape Breton Island

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2 [estimated]

1.25am: Sighted North Entrance Light to Ingonish Island Bay.

1.41am: Ingonish Island Light abeam to Starboard 8.5 miles.

1.45am: Sighted Flat Point Light ahead.

2.15am: Sighted Ciboux Light.

2.30am: Sighted Sydney Lights.

3.20am: Sighted Light and Whistle Buoy off Flat Point.

4.22am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Sydney Harbour.

5.52am: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

[Anchor Bearings: Railway Wharf Light S48E, Law Courts S26E, Shingle Point S5W, Head Pier S52W]

9.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

10.45am: SS “Brinkburn” [probably the ship mentioned in an article here], collier, arrived.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 9”]

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Collier SS “Brinkburn” secured alongside. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

8.0pm: Armed patrol left ship in picket boat.

[Distance run through the water: 125.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 859 tons]

[Noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 65F]


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25 August 1914

At Sydney Cape Breton Island

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

5.30am: Armed patrol returned.

7.30am - 8.0am: Hands at breakfast.

am: Hands coaling ship.

11.30am: Received 15 bags of mails.

Noon: Finished coaling, received 834 tons.

1.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: SS “Brinkburn” left ship.

7.50pm: Armed guard left ship.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 4000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1667 tons]


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26 August 1914

At Sydney Cape Breton Island

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2

4.40am: Armed guard returned.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 6”]

4.30pm: Hands preparing ship for sea.

5.5pm: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 5.20pm: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded, courses as requisite for leaving harbour - speed 60 revs.

6.40pm: Sydney whistle buoy abeam 3 cables, altered course N24E.

7.40pm: Sighted Ciboux Island Light bearing N77W.

7.57pm: Sighted Ingonish Island Light bearing N11W.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

8.5pm: Sighted steamer on port bow bearing North.

8.55pm: Moon set.

9.48pm: Sighted light bearing N16W.

10.15pm: Cape North Light in sight.

10.18pm: Ingonish Island Light abeam to port.

11.37pm: Ingonish Island Light 4 points on port quarter.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 760 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 63F]


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27 August 1914

From Sydney CBI to Patrolling Station (Cabot Strait)

Lat 47.4, Long -59.6

0.20am: Sighted St Paul Island South Light bearing N26E.

2.40am: Altered course N75E.

4.30am: Sighted land ahead.

4.45am: Secured guns - Piped down.

5.10am: Observed deviation of compass 0 21 W on Course N75E.

6.30am: Sighted Cape Ray Light House N60E.

7.30am: Sighted Channel Head Light House Port Basque bearing S89E.

8.20am: Altered course S80W.

10.15am: Stopped, dropped target.

10.25am: Connected Conning tower steering gear.

10.30am: Proceeded as requisite for sub calibre practice from Starboard guns.

11.30am: Completed practice. 11.40am: Stopped, hoisted in target.

11.55am: Connected Forebridge steering gear.

0.12pm: Proceeded - N62E, 42 revs.

2.2pm: Altered course S83W. Increased to 48 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Hands at physical drill.

5.0pm: Altered course S80E.

5.28pm: Altered course East.

6.38pm: Observed deviation of compass 0 11 W on Course East.

7.15pm: Altered course S41E.

8.0pm: Altered course S83W.

8.5pm: Sighted Cape Anguille Light bearing N22E.

8.55pm: Sighted St Paul Island North Light bearing N80W.

9.20pm: Sighted St Paul Island South Light bearing N83W.

11.5pm: Sighted Cape North Light bearing N88W.

11.45pm: Altered course S32W. Decreased to 42 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 110.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light House N35.5E, 19.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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28 August 1914

From Patrolling Station to Sydney CBI

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2 [estimated]

1.15am: Sighted Ingonish Island Light on Starboard bow.

1.30am: Sighted steamer on port bow.

3.40am: Ingonish Island Light abeam to Starboard.

4.40am: Sighted Flat Point Light bearing S43W. 5.0am: Altered course S48W.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat. Increased to 60 revs. Altered course S53W.

6.30am: Altered course S58W - Sydney Whistle buoy abeam to starboard 3 cables.

7.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.45am: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms veered to 5 shackles.

9.15am: Prayers. Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

[Anchor Bearings: South Coaling Pier S69E, Battery Pier S14W, Old Pier S45W]

1.0pm: SS “Heathcote” arrived. Coal bag party employed on bags.

3.55pm: SS “Brinkburn” came alongside. Hands secured collier.

7.50pm: Armed patrol left ship in Picket boat.

[Distance run through the water: 146.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1491 tons]


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29 August 1914

At Sydney Cape Breton Island

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2

[At single anchor off Coaling Piers]

4.30am: Armed patrol returned.

4.50am: Hands fell in for Coaling.

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling, received 290 tons.

10.40am: SS “Brinkburn” left ship. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 8”, Aft 25’ 8”]

5.0pm: Hands to scrub and wash clothes.

7.50pm: Armed patrol left ship in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables Received: 4000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1768 tons]

[Calm, fine weather. Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 64F]


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30 August 1914

At Sydney Cape Breton Island

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2

[At single anchor off Coaling Piers]

4.50am: Armed patrol returned.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and mounting starboard 12 pounder guns.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 7”, Aft 25’ 10”]

7.45pm; Armed patrol left ship in picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Rain through middle of day]


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31 August 1914

From Sydney CBI to Patrolling Station

Lat 47.0, Long -60.0

4.45am: Armed Patrol returned.

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

7.16am: Weighed Port anchor. 7.17am: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.0am: Cleared Sydney Harbour. Set Course N26E.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers. 10.30am: Exercised action.

11.10am: Secured guns.

0.15pm: Sighted steamer on port beam steering S (approximately).

0.55pm: Sighted land on port bow.

2.5pm: Fog came down on the wind. Watch to action stations. 2.10pm: Decreased to 48 revs.

3.0pm: Altered course S81W.

4.0pm: Fog lifted considerably.

5.30pm: Fog lifted.

6.55pm: Sighted St Paul Island on Starboard bow. Decreased to 42 revs.

7.35pm: Sighted Cape North Light N81W.

7.45pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

8.0pm: Altered course S6E.

8.40pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard beam steering south easterly.

[Distance run through the water: 46.5]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light House N20W, 12.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog for part of pm when wind mostly force 4 to 5 from WNW. Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 63F]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.5, Long -59.4

1.0am: Altered course N7W.

1.15am: Sighted Flint Island Light bearing S52W, Sighted Flat Point Light bearing S84W.

3.20am: Sighted glare of Cape North Light.

4.45am: Daylight - Land in sight on port bow.

5.40am: Observed Deviation of 0 15 W on Course N7W.

5.50am: Cross Bearings: St Paul Island abeam N, Cape North N30W, Wilkie Sugar Loaf N41W.

8.30am: Altered course N73E. Increased to 60 revs.

8.56am: St Paul Island North Light House abeam to port 7 miles. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

11.30am: Sighted land ahead.

11.58am: Sighted Cape Ray Light House bearing N54W.

0.30pm: Altered course S80W.

0.45pm: Paid monthly money.

4.5pm: Altered course N75E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters - Hands to physical drill.

5.15pm: Swung ship for adjustment of forebridge steering compass.

6.5pm: Completed swinging. Set Course S81W - 54 revs.

6.40pm: Sunset by Standard compass N51W - Deviation of compass 1 degree E with variation 27 degrees W.

8.0pm: Sighted Cape North Light S85W. Darkened ship - watch at night action stations.

9.0pm: Altered course S5W.

11.44pm: Sighted Ingonish Island Light S82W.

[Distance run through the water: 196.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Ray Light House N26E, 10.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Winds mostly north westerly force 5 or 4-5 until 6pm, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 54F]


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2 September 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.3, Long -59.9

0.55am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow steering NE (approximately).

1.10am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid steamer. Switched on Navigation Lights.

1.20am: Resumed course S5W.

1.30am: Altered course N10E.

1.40am: Sighted glare on horizon bearing N64W.

1.55am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow steering S (approximately).

3.0am: Sighted steamer on Port bow steering N (approx).

3.30am: St Pauls South Light N10W, Cape North Light N40W, Ingonish Island Light W.

4.45am: Secured all guns. Piped down.

5.30am: Observed Deviation of compass on Course N10E, 0 15 W.

7.8am: St Paul Island Light House South abeam to port 10 miles, altered course N76E.

7.10am: Land in sight ahead.

8.30am: Altered course N87W.

9.30am: Connected Conning tower telegraphs and steering gear. Exercised action. Course and speed as requisite for carrying out 1” Aiming rifle practice from all 6” guns.

Noon: Completed practice. Stopped and picked up target.

0.20pm: Connected Forebridge telegraphs and steering gear. 0.35pm: Set Course N82E, 54 revs.

1.40pm: Sighted Cape Ray Light House N75E.

3.0pm: Altered course S24E.

4.5pm: Altered course N25W.

5.20pm: Reduced to Slow speed to swing ship to obtain variation.

5.45pm: SS “Fiona” [possibly this ship] passed steering West.

6.4opm: SS “Calgarian” (Allan Line) passed steering NW.

6.50pm: Completed swinging. Set Course N24W, 54 revs.

7.0pm: Altered course S71W for St Paul Island.

7.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

10.35pm: Altered course N3E. Decreased to 42 revs.

10.30pm: Altered course N7W.

[Distance run through the water: 154.0 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light House S66W, 11.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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3 September 1914

At Patrolling Station

Lat 47.6, Long -60.2

1.0am: Watch at night action stations.

3.0am: Altered course S7E.

4.50am: Fog came down.

6.0am: Altered course N7W.

7.30am: Exercised action. 7.40am: Secured - Watch remaining at action stations.

9.30am: Altered course S7E. 9.45am: Altered course S29E.

10.0am: Watch at action stations.

11.0am: Streamed Cherub Patent Log (zero).

0.30am: Sounding hourly.

1.55am: Heard fog horn on Starboard bow. Stopped both engines. 2.0pm: Proceeded as before.

3.0pm: Watch at action stations.

5.0pm: Decreased to 36 revs.

7.0pm: Switched on Navigation Lights, Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Watch to night action stations.

[Distance run through the water: 172.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light House S10E, 21.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Mist then fog all day, thick fog in late evening. Wind from ESE force 5 from noon to 6pm, quieter earlier and later. Noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 56F]


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4 September 1914

On Patrolling Station

Lat 47.0, Long -59.3

1.0am: Sounding hourly.

2.0am: Watch at night action stations.

4.20am: Altered course N43W.

7.30am: Exercised action. 7.45am: Secured; watch remaining at guns.

am: Sounding hourly. Watch at action stations.

0.30pm: Sounding hourly.

1.0pm: Sounds resembling thunder heard to Westward. Wind veering.

1.35pm: Passed on port side object resembling red conical buoy with fitting on top and bearing letters “DG” on white ground.

1.50pm: Fog lifted, watch fallen out from action stations.

2.15pm: Wind NNE.

5.6pm: Altered course to Starboard to S41E. Decreased to 36 revs.

5.30pm: Fog came down. Watch to action stations.

6.3pm: Observed deviation of Standard compass 1 18 W on Course S41E.

6.40pm: Fog lifted. Watch fallen out from action stations.

7.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

9.0pm: Exercised sea-boats crew.

10.0pm: Altered course S18E.

11.0pm: Sounding every half-hour.

[Distance run through the water: 147.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light House N64W, 37 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist and fog until 7pm]


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5 September 1914

At Sydney Cape Breton Island

Lat 46.2, Long -60.2 [estimated]

0.20am: Fog came down. Switched on navigation lights. Sounding siren.

1.45am: Fog lifted. Switched off navigation lights.

2.30am: Altered course N22W. Watch at night action stations. Sounding every half hour.

5.0am: Altered course S83W. Secured guns. Piped down.

5.30am: Observed deviation of Standard compass 0 45 W (Variation 25 30 W).

7.25am: Sighted land on Starboard bow bearing N37W.

8.15am: Hauled in log (foul). 8.20am: Streamed log.

9.0am: Sighted Flat Point Light House on Starboard bow.

9.20am: Sighted Sydney Whistle Buoy bearing N80W.

9.22am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.0am: Hauled in log (8.0).

10.42am: Came to with Port anchor in 9.75 fathoms (m), veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: S77W (True) 2 cables from Southernmost coaling Pier]

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Hands scrubbing and washing clothes.

7.45pm: Armed guard left ship in Picket boat.

[Distance run through the water: 162.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]


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6 September 1914

From Sydney CBI to Halifax

Lat 46.9, Long -59.7

6.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

8.7am: Weighed Port anchor. 8.10am: Proceeded, course as requisite for going out of harbour.

9.0am: Altered course S45E.

9.12am: Sighted Flint Island Light House bearing S34E.

9.50am: Sighted Scatari Island Light House bearing S.

10.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

1.14pm: Guion [Guyon] Whistle buoy abeam 6.2 miles.

1.55pm: Sighted Cape Esprit Light House bearing N59W.

2.25pm: Altered course S65W to avoid sailing vessel. 2.31pm: Resumed original course.

2.41pm: Cape Esprit Light House abeam to Starboard 10.75 miles.

3.25pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

7.4pm: Sighted Green Island Light bearing N31W.

7.15pm: Sighted Holly Point Light.

7.18pm: Green Island Light N20.5W - 9 miles (by Range Finder).

7.38pm: Green Island Light beam 11.0 miles.

7.45pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.54pm: Sighted Bickerton Light bearing N16W.

11.24pm: Beaver Island Light abeam 10 miles.

Midnight: Sheet Rock Light abeam 12.5 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 42.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Scatari [Scatarie] Island Light House N, 9.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1214 tons]


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[Right hand side of front cover: Ship’s Log HM Ship Lancaster, Commencing Monday 7th of September 1914, Ending Monday 1st of March 1915]

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[Page with full information about the ship, its dimensions, engines, boilers and propellers - as in previous log apart from dates of the log (as on cover) and indication of “General state of repair of propellers: Good (1st March 1915)”]

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[Page with information on Establishment of Ship’s Company, Details of Barometer and Thermometers, Position and Deviation of Standard Compass, Armament and Torpedo Armament, Boats and Miscellaneous Information - all as in previous log (including signatures of Captain and Navigating Officer) except some of the details of Thermometers (see below), Deviation of Standard Compass and fact that “Boats” listed do not now include Gig, Whalers, Dinghies or Balsa Raft]


Thermometers for Air Temperature



Position in Ship

Fore Bridge


Whether in screen

Yes



Date


Maker and No

From

To

Dry, A 658, Hicks

7/9/14

13/11/14

Wet, 9257 No 2

7/9/14

1/3/15

Dry, A 449, Hicks

13/11/14

1/3/15

Thermometer for Sea Temperature




Date


Maker and No

From

To

Hicks, A 450

7/9/14

27/10/14

Hicks, A 877

27/10/14

3/1/15

Hicks A 473

3/1/15

1/3/15

Deviation of Standard Compass



No swing during period of this log




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7 September 1914

At Halifax NS [Nova Scotia] [details of Halifax Harbour here]

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6 [estimated]

0.7am: Sighted Egg Island Light N62W.

1.52am: Egg Island Light abeam 9.8 miles. Altered course N70W. Decreased to 48 revs.

2.56am: Sighted Chebucto Light N68W. 3.0am: Altered course N68W.

4.0am: Altered course S84W.

5.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Halifax Harbour.

5.30am: Proceeded into harbour astern of “Earl Grey”.

6.30am: Passed RCGS [Royal Canadian Government Ship] “Canada” [probably this ship].

7.5am: Stopped. 7.14am: Came to with Port anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 5 shackles. Let fires die out. Found in harbour HMS “Suffolk”.

[Anchor Bearings: From Intercolonial Railway Wharf:- N68E (true) 2.9 cables]

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 2”]

8.45am: Collier “Caradoc” came alongside. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

10.45am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

4.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 440 tons.

4.30pm: 22 Ratings left ship for “Suffolk”. 5 Ratings joined ship.

5.20pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.40pm: Leave to First Part of Port watch till 10.0pm. Patrol landed.

7.0pm: Lieutenant Venables left ship for “Suffolk”.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Distance run through the water: 184.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1626 tons]


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8 September 1914

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Landed Bosun’s, Engineer’s, Carpenter’s and Ship’s Stewards dockyard parties to draw stores. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

11.0am: Discharged to hospital 1 officer and 2 men.

11.45am: Dockyard Parties returned.

1.15pm: Hands employed drawing Paymaster’s and Engineers stores.

4.0pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 10.0pm. Patrol landed.

5.25pm: HMS “Glory” arrived with SS “Montserrat” (Spanish) [listed here as “Dania/Montserrat 1889”].

5.30pm: 1 Leading Seaman joined ship from barracks.

7.0pm: Sent 30 seamen on board SS “Montserrat” as guard for prisoners.

8.10pm: HMS “Glory” sailed.

8.40pm: Guard returned.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Guard left ship in Picket boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]


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9 September 1914

From Halifax NS to Patrolling Station (Cabot Strait)

Lat 44.4, Long -63.4 [estimated]

5.15am: Armed guard and picket boat returned.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

8.15am: Arrived HMCS “Niobe”.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. 9.20am: Hands preparing for sea.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 6”]

10.0am: Arrived SS “Canada” with Canadian troops on board.

10.30am: Weighed. 10.34am: Proceeded, course as requisite for leaving harbour, speed 72 revs.

10.50am: Exercised action. 11.50am: Secured.

0.15pm: Cleared war channel. Set course S84E. Decreased to 54 revs.

0.35pm: Altered course to Port to avoid sailing schooner.

1.45pm: Sighted Jeddore Light House.

2.5pm: Egg Island Light House N68E.

3.15pm: Altered course to Starboard to avoid schooner. 3.30pm: Altered course N86E.

5.45pm: Sheet Rock Light House abeam to port.

7.0pm: Altered course S84E. Decreased to 48 revs.

7.45pm: Darkened ship. Hands to night action stations.

8.0pm: Wedge Island Light bore N42E 12 miles.

8.55pm: Sighted Green Island Light N50E.

10.3pm: Altered course to Starboard (10 degrees) to avoid sailing vessel. 10.5pm: Resumed original course.

11.10pm: Green Island Light abeam to port 11.5 miles.

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Island Light House S85W, 4.2 miles (In buoyed channel off Halifax)]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]


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10 September 1914

From Halifax NS to Patrolling Station (Cabot Strait)

Lat 45.8, Long -59.8

1.0am: Sighted Whitehead Light bearing NE by N.

1.5am: Passed steamer (unknown) steering W.

3.25am: Sighted steamer bearing N58E.

4.0am: Altered course N66E.

5.0am: Secured guns - Piped down.

5.15am: Day light. Land in sight bearing N46W.

5.30am: Passed to port steamer (British) steering W.

5.50am: Sighted on Starboard beam - a steamer, on port bow - land.

6.0am: Observed deviation of compass 0 40 E (variation 23 40 W).

7.28am: Sighted Saint Esprit Light House bearing N22W.

9.55am: Divisions. Read Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised action.

11.45am: Secured.

0.20pm: Altered course N78E.

0.44pm: Altered course to port to avoid schooner. 0.46pm: Resumed original course.

0.51pm: Scatari Island East Light House on port bow.

1.28pm: Scatari Island Light House abeam 5 miles.

2.0pm: Altered course N2W.

3.45pm: Flint Island Light House abeam to port 4.6 miles.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Hands at physical drill.

5.34pm: Altered course N20E.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.10pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

7.30pm: Sighted Cape North Light.

7.45pm: Ingonish Light bore N65.5W.

8.0pm: Cape North Light N10W, Ingonish Light N74W.

9.0pm: St Paul Island South Light sighted bearing N18E.

11.5pm: Altered course S19W. Decreased to 36 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 193.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Scatari Island East Light House N27E, 13.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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11 September 1914

On Patrolling Station (Cabot Strait)

Lat 47.2, Long -60.0 [Long corrected from 50 1 W shown in log]

0.40am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow steering NNE.

1.5am: Sighted Ingonish Island Light S70W.

1.45am: Sighted steamer on Port bow steering NW. Watch at night action stations.

2.35am: Ingonish Island Light abeam to starboard 14.3 miles.

3.0am: Altered course N20E.

3.5am: Sighted steamer bearing SE, steering SSW.

5.0am: Daylight. Secured guns - Piped down. Sighted St Pauls Island ahead

7.20am: Sighted land on Starboard bow. Passed steamer on port beam steering SE.

9.54am: Stopped. Dropped target. Connected Conning Tower telegraphs and steering gear. Carried out 1” Aiming rifle practice.

Noon: Completed practice. Picked up target. Connected Forebridge telegraphs and steering gear. Set Course N79E, 48 revs.

2.30pm: Sighted Cape Ray Light House bearing N70E.

3.25pm: Sighted Port Basque Light House bearing S85E.

4.20pm: Altered course N4W.

4.40pm: Altered course S23E. Decreased to 36 revs.

6.30pm: Altered course N87W. Increased to 48 revs.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing SE, steering NW, switched on navigation lights.

9.5pm: Sighted St Paul Island North Light bearing N79W.

9.30pm: Switched off navigation lights.

9.40pm: Sighted St Paul Island South Light bearing N88.5W.

11.7pm: Altered course N13W. 11.15pm: Decreased to 36 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 163.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Paul Island North Light House N60W, 6 miles]


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12 September 1914

From Patrolling Station Cabot Strait to Halifax NS

Lat 46.2, Long -59.6

4.0am: Altered course S11E.

5.20am: Daylight. Land in sight about Capes Ray and North and St Paul Island.

6.0am: Observed deviation on Course S11E, 0 50 W (Variation 27 degrees W).

6.52am: Altered course S11W.

7.12am: Streamed “Cherub” Patent log.

8.58am: Ingonish Island Light House abeam to Starboard 20 miles.

10.0am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

10.15am: Flint Island Light House bore S35W.

11.28: Sighted Scatari Island Light House bearing S30W.

0.27pm: Scatari Island Light House abeam to Starboard 4.75 miles.

0.30pm: Altered course S74W.

4.0pm: St Esprit Light House abeam to Starboard 6.25 miles.

4.20pm: Sighted Green Island on Starboard bow.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.5pm: Sighted Cranberry Light House bearing N81W.

5.50pm: Sighted Whitehead Light House bearing N84W.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.50pm: Green Island Light House bore N36W.

8.45pm: Sighted Liscomb Light bearing N50W.

9.0pm - 10.30pm: Intermittent rain.

10.40pm: Sighted Beaver Light bearing N34W.

11.6pm: Beaver Island Light abeam 12.5 miles.

Midnight: Sighted Egg Island Light.

[Distance run through the water: 200.1 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Scatari Island East Light House S26W, 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1276 tons]


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13 September 1914

At Halifax NS.

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6 [estimated]

0.58am: Sighted Jeddore Rock Light bearing N28W.

1.0am: Altered course N75W.

2.10am: Sighted Chebucto Light bearing N60W.

2.15am: Sighted Sambro Island Light bearing N75W.

3.45am: Slowed engines. Harbour lights in sight. 4.0am: Hauled in Patent log.

4.20am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

6.23am: Came to with Port anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

6.45am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

[Anchor Bearing N52W (true) 2.5 cables from Furness Line Wharf]

7.50am: Collier “Penare” [probably this ship] came alongside.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 4”]

9.55am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Received 5 bags of mails on board.

0.15pm: Sent to detention barracks 1 Leading Seaman.

1.40pm: Joined ship from RN Barracks 1 Able Seaman.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, received 415 tons.

3.25pm: Collier “Penare” left ship. Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 7”]

4.45pm: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour, working up to 87 revs.

7.20pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.35pm: Sighted steamer ahead. Switched on Navigation Lights.

[Distance run through the water: 191.0 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1603 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 56F]


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14 September 1914

From Halifax NS to New York Patrol

Lat 41.1, Long -67.1

5.15am: Secured guns. Piped down.

5.45am: Daylight.

7.5am: Sighted steamer on Starboard beam bearing NW, distant 12 miles, SS “Red Cross” [probably this ship].

11.20am: Sighted steamer bearing W by N.

0.35pm: Sighted steamer bearing S51W.

1.0pm: Altered course W.

2.15pm: Passed SS “Kansas City” [listed here].

5.0pm: Observed deviation of compass 1 30 E on Course W. Variation 14 degrees W.

5.27pm: Put clocks back 25 minutes.

6.21pm: Observed deviation of 0 24.5 W on Course W. Variation 13 50 W.

6.27pm: Put clocks back 25 minutes.

6.50pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel N64W.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.39pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam to Starboard 11 miles.

7.40pm: Altered course N80W.

8.25pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

10.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

[Course and Distance made good: S39W (true), 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel S83.5W, 312 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 60F]


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15 September 1914

Lying to off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

3.0am: Passed steamer on port beam, distant 5 miles, Steering East.

5.55am: Altered course N73W.

6.39am: Sighted Fire Island Light Vessel bearing NW.

7.15am: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam to Starboard 4.5 miles.

7.30am: Passed tug with 3 lighters in tow on Port bow, steering ENE.

8.15am: Sighted HMS “Glory” on Starboard bow.

8.20am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

8.40am: Stopped engines by order of “Glory”.

8.55am: Sighted HMS “Suffolk” on port bow. Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N72W.

9.0am: Increased to 72 revs to close Ambrose Light Vessel.

9.30am: Closed “Suffolk”. 9.35am: Stopped, sent mails etc to “Suffolk”.

10.30am: Proceeded dead slow both engines Course S67W. Hands aired bedding.

Noon: Stopped to clear long tow.

0.45pm: Proceeded at dead slow speed. Set Course S27E.

1.0pm: Turned to Starboard to S70E.

1.40pm: Stopped both, Ship’s Head S70E.

[Courses as requisite for lying to about 4 miles SW of Ambrose Light Vessel]

6.0pm: Steaming at dead slow speed as requisite for keeping on station.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

8.30pm: Proceeding at dead slow speed (2.5 knots).

9.40pm: Altered course N4E.

10.45pm: Altered course S6W.

[Course and Distance made good: 303.2 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N16E, 6.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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16 September 1914

Off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -72.8

0.4am: Altered course N4E to Starboard. 0.20am: Ship steady N4E.

1.0am: Sighted steamer astern steering N. Switched on Navigation Lights.

1.24am: Altered course S6W. 1.25am: Switched off Navigation Lights.

2.17am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

2.45am: Altered course to Starboard to N4E.

3.0am: Fog came down.

3.15am: Altered course N26E.

3.25am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow. Switched on Navigation Lights.

3.30am: Fog very dense.

3.37am: Altered course to Starboard to S8E.

7.0am: Altered course to port to N7E. 7.30am: Ship steady.

7.30am: Exercised General Quarters. 7.40am: Secured, watch remaining at action stations.

8.50am: Watch fallen out from guns. Fog cleared.

9.20am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.30am: Aired night clothing.

Noon: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel right ahead.

0.11pm: Stopped. 0.25pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for closing SS Campania [possibly this ship, though there were several ships of this name at the time] - spoke “Campania”.

1.10pm: Campania proceeded. French SS “La France” [probably the ship listed and “France / France IV 1910” here] passed.

1.20pm: Course S45W, dead slow.

2.10pm: Liner (unknown) passed steering SSW. 2.20pm: Stopped.

3.15pm: HMS “Suffolk” boarded Italian liner “Hussa” [?] [which is odd because the log for HMS Suffolk for this date (here) indicates that she boarded SS “Europa” (Italian) at 3.30pm (probably this ship)].

3.35pm: Norwegian steamer passed ahead Course N.

4.50pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.45pm: Proceeded slow both turned to S20E.

6.24pm: Stopped.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.40pm: Proceeded dead slow both. Course S4W.

8.30pm: Steamer passed to Starboard steering S.

11.0pm: Passed two steamers to starboard steering S, burnt Starboard searchlight on them.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N, 5.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fog in early am, mist at times, calm weather, noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 65F]


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17 September 1914

Off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

1.0am: Altered course S4W.

2.0am: A comet visible bearing NE.

3.0am: Altered course N4E.

4.0am: Slight fog. Heard Ambrose Light Vessel fog signal ahead. Watch at night action stations.

6.0am: Altered course to port to S4W. 6.16am: Stopped.

6.25am: Obtained deviation of Compass 0 41 E on Course S4W (Variation 10 30 W). Slow both to avoid fish pots. 6.30am: Stopped.

7.30am: Exercised at General quarters. 7.40am: Secured, watch remaining at action stations.

11.30am: Fog lifting.

1.15pm: Mist came down over the land.

2.30pm: Mist lifted.

3.20pm: Steamer “Lenape” (American) passed steering S.

3.45pm: Steamer “Monterey” [Monterey (1) listed here] (Ward Line) passed steering S.

5.0pm: Stopped. 5.5pm: Visited Brazilian SS “Rio de Janeiro” [listed here as Rio de Janeiro (2)] (Brazilian Lloyd Company). Examined and found correct ship’s papers. For details see Boarding Book.

5.30pm: SS “Rio de Janeiro” allowed to proceed.

6.8pm: Turning to Starboard. 6.40pm: Altered course to avoid sail. 6.50pm: Course S77E.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.5pm: Altered course S4W.

7.30pm: Altered course to avoid tug. 7.40pm: Resumed course S4W. 7.50pm: Stopped.

8.15pm: Proceeded dead slow S4W.

10.0pm: Turning to port. 10.23pm: Course N4E.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N11E, 5.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist or fog on and off all day, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 65F]


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18 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

Midnight: Altered course S4W.

2.0am: Altered course N4E.

3.13am: Switched on Navigation Lights. Watch at night action stations.

3.39am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

4.15am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing NE by N.

4.25am: Passed, steering N, 12 knots, a 3 funnelled grey warship.

4.40am: Stopped.

7.40am: Sighted Scotland Light Vessel.

9.20am: Proceeded dead slow S86E.

10.5am: Stopped. 10.15am: Stopped and boarded SS “Commewijne” (Dutch) [listed here].

10.0am: Boarded Royal Dutch West Indian Mail Company SS “Commewijne” (Paramaribo) from Surinam, Carthagena and Port-au-Prince to New York. 27 German reservists found on board made Prisoners of war. Papers examined and found satisfactory, Master had no complaints. For details see boarding book.

10.30am: Took on board as prisoners 27 German reservists from SS “Commewijne”.

10.45am: SS “Commewijne” allowed to proceed.

2.13pm: Slow ahead. 2.22pm: Steady on SE. 2.32pm: Stopped.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised hands at physical drill.

6.25pm: Proceeded dead slow. 6.44pm: Course N4E.

6.58pm: Altered course S4W. Increased to half speed. 7.5pm: Course S4W. Stopped.

7.10pm: Proceeded dead slow. Sounded in 16 fathoms. 7.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.50pm: Sighted Sea Girt Inlet Light bearing S40W, altered course S7E.

10.15pm: Sighted steamer ahead. Switched on Navigation Lights.

10.25pm: Turning to port. 10.53pm: Course N4E.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N30E, 4.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 74F]


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19 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

0.30am: Altered course S6W.

2.30am: Altered course N4E.

4.30am: Steamers “Kelmarle” [?] and “El Sol” passed, entering harbour. Switched on Searchlight and Navigation Lights.

5.43am: Altered course N20W.

7.53am: Stopped.

9.3am: Proceeded dead slow Course E.

9.30am: SS “Bermudian” [listed here] passed steering East.

9.40am: Stopped.

10.45am: Proceeded 6 knots N27W. 10.55am: Stopped. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Proceeded as requisite to keep on station.

1.50pm: Stopped. Ship’s Head SSW.

3.0pm: American man-o-war passed steering N.

7.40pm: Proceeded dead slow S4W.

9.0pm: Steamer (unknown) passed steering S.

10.30pm: Steamer (unknown) passed steering SSE.

11.0pm: Altered course N4E turning to port.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N47E, 3.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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20 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

1.0am: Turning to Starboard. 1.20am: Course S4W.

2.35am: Sighted Sea Girt Inlet Light bearing S48W.

2.45am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

2.50am: Turning to port. 3.7am: Course N4E.

3.15am: Off Navigation Lights.

3.45am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

5.6am: Stopped.

9.30am: Mist cleared. Watch fallen out from guns.

10.45am: Divisions. Divine Service.

5.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing pilot boat.

6.20pm: Proceeded dead slow S4W. 6.30pm: 24 revs. 6.40pm: 30 revs.

7.0pm: Darkened ship, watch at night action stations.

8.0pm: Decreased to 17 revs.

9.33pm: Altered course N4E.

10.15pm: Altered course N54W.

Midnight: Altered course S4W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N32E, 5.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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21 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

2.58am: Altered course N4E.

3.30am: Large liner (unknown) passed steering N, distant 1 mile.

5.0am: Altered course N10W.

6.0am: Altered course S4W.

7.0am: As requisite to close [HMS] “Suffolk”.

7.15am: Stopped. Sent 27 German Prisoners to “Suffolk”.

7.15am: Boarded SS “Hugin” (Norwegian) from Cardenas, Cuba to New York.

7.20am: Boarded SS “Beatrice” [probably the ship listed here] (Norwegian) from Port Antonio Jamaica to New York. Examined and found correct all papers. Masters had no complaints. For details see Boarding Book. Both ships allowed to proceed.

7.45am: “Suffolk” Proceeded.

8.5am: Stopped.

10.45am: Turning to port. Exercised Action. Connected Conning tower telegraphs and steering gear.

10.56am: Stopped.

11.30am: Secured guns.

Noon: Sound bearing of Ambrose Light Vessel fog signal N20E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.35pm: Proceeded dead slow S4W.

6.25pm: Stopped.

7.40pm: Proceeded dead slow S4W.

9.45pm: Closed suspicious looking vessel. Course and speed as requisite.

10.35pm: Turning to port. 11.0pm: Course N4E, dead slow.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N11E, 3.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Misty for much of the day. Noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 66F]


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22 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

1.27am: Altered course to Starboard to close steamer, burnt searchlight.

1.55am: Course S4W.

2.15am: Altered course S24W. Watch at night action stations.

4.0am: Turning to N4E.

5.0am: Stopped.

6.0am: Sighted Navesnik [presumably Navesink] bearing N57W.

6.12am: Sun rose by Compass S80.5E, Ship’s Head NNE.

7.0am: Watch at action stations.

10.40am: Turned to N4E. Proceeded dead slow.

11.45am: Stopped.

0.15pm: Proceeded as requisite to close steamer.

0.45pm: Course S4W. Stopped.

1.15pm: Passed USA battleship “Wyoming” flying flag of Admiral commanding Atlantic fleet. Saluted flag with 13 guns. Salute returned.

6.15pm: “Caronia” closed. 6.20pm: Sent boat with letters to “Caronia”. 6.35pm: “Caronia” proceeded.

7.5pm: Set Course S86W - 2.5 knots.

7.30pm: Altered course S4W, proceeded dead slow.

8.25pm: Altered course to Starboard to avoid steamer. Switched on Navigation lights.

8.40pm: Burnt searchlight on steamer steering South.

8.45pm: Resumed original course. Switched off Navigation lights.

10.0pm: Turning to N4E.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N48E, 2.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Misty all day again, noon temperature 90F]


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23 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

[Another day on patrol changing course about every 2 hours]

3.0am: Watch at night action stations.

6.0am: Stopped.

8.0am: Visited SS “Katie” (Norwegian) from Baracoa, Cuba, to New York. Everything correct. No complaints. Ship allowed to proceed.

10.40am: Sighted Norwegian steamship bearing SSW, steering N.

11.0am: Norwegian steamship (name unknown) passed, distant 0.75 miles. Watch at action stations.

0.20pm: SS “Lynton Grange” [listed here as Lynton Grange (1)] passed steering East.

0.50pm: Proceeded as requisite to keep clear of territorial waters.

1.45pm: Stopped.

3.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to keep clear of territorial waters. 3.50pm: Stopped.

4.58pm: Set Course S4W, proceeded dead slow.

7.0pm: 3 Steamers passed, steering South (unknown). Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

8.20pm: Steamer (unknown) passed steering N.

9.5pm: Steamer (unknown) passed steering S.

11.30pm: Altered course S4W. Steamer (unknown) passed steering S.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N47.5E, 4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Yet another misty day]


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24 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

[Changing course about every two hours, though stopped during daylight hours]

0.20am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

0.40am: Steamer passed to port steering N. Switched off Navigation Lights.

7.45am: Stopped.

9.30am: Mist lifted.

11.40am: Watch fallen out from guns.

1.0pm: French SS “Patria” passed steering E.

2.30pm: Steamer (unknown) passed steering N.

3.0pm: United Fruit Company’s SS “Santa Marta” [listed here] passed steering N.

4.45pm: Exchanged signals with SS “Byron” (Lamport and Holt Line) [listed as Byron (1) here].

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

7.28pm: Proceeded dead slow. Set Course S4W.

9.15pm: Strong squall from NNW.

10.0pm: Wind eased. Watch at night action stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N52E, 4.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Yet another misty day]


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25 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

[Altering course regularly while patrolling, stopped during middle of day]

1.15am: Steamer (unknown) passed steering S.

6.45am: Secured guns.

7.20am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.25am: Stopped.

10.30am: Exercised action. 11.20am: Secured guns.

4.30pm: Cuban ship “Antilla” [later USS Antilla] passed steering S.

5.5pm: Danish ship “Fronteris” [?] passed steering S.

6.50pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA [Night Action] Stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N35E, 3.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain until 6am, mist in early pm. Noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 66F]


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26 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

[Changing course regularly while on patrol, though stopped in middle of day]

3.0am: Watch at night action stations.

6.5am: Secured guns.

8.0am: Stopped.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.5pm: Turning to Starboard. 2.25pm: Course N4E, 20 revs.

4.20pm: Stopped.

6.23pm: Course N43W. Slow both.

7.5pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

11.10pm: Moon set S61W by compass.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N13E, 5.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fine weather with north and north westerly wind force 4 to 6 for much of day. Noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 64F]


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27 September 1914

Patrolling off New York

Lat 40.4, Long -73.9

[Changing course regularly while patrolling, stopped in middle of day]

10.30am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.53am: Stopped.

1.30pm: US Navy gunboat passed to Starboard. Proceeded N84W, dead slow.

2.10pm: Stopped.

4.0pm: Lowered port sea boat. 4.10pm: Hoisted same. Turning to Starboard.

4.26pm: Course N4E, 20 revs.

4.40pm: Stopped. “Caronia” closed and sent boat.

6.30pm: Proceeded N30W. Slow both.

8.45pm: Exercised sea boats crews.

11.30pm: Exercised Close WT [Watertight] doors.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N49E, 3.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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28 September 1914

From New York to Halifax NS

Lat 40.3, Long -71.1

0.15am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

1.5am: Turning to Port. 1.20am: Course S6E.

1.40am: 3 Steamers passed to port steering N.

1.50am: Altered course 2 points to Starboard to avoid steamer.

2.2am: Turning to port. 2.12am: Course S87E.

2.25am: Switched off Navigation Lights. Watch at Night Action Stations.

4.0am: Working up to 90 revs.

4.18am: Course S78E, 90 revs.

6.28am: Observed deviation of compass 2 degrees E. Variation used 11 degrees W.

7.15am: Passed Norwegian SS “Kristianaford” [Kristianiafjord] steering N.

8.30am: Working up to 96 revs.

8.50am: Working up to 106 revs.

9.40am: Speed 106 revs (17 knots).

10.0am: Sighted HMCS “Niobe” on Starboard bow.

10.25am: “Niobe” passed abeam 4.5 miles steering W.

11.0am: Connected Forebridge Telegraphs and Steering gear.

3.38pm: Sighted Nantucket Light Vessel bearing N75E.

4.17pm: Nantucket Light Vessel abeam to port 2.9 miles.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Quarters.

5.35pm: Observed deviation of Compass 0 10 W, Variation 13 50 W.

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

11.8pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S88.5E, 123.5 miles (from 4.0am)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Nantucket Light Vessel N76E, 69.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind north westerly then north easterly force 4 to 6 all day. Sea state rough to very rough in pm. Noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 66F]


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29 September 1914

From New York to Halifax NS

Lat 43.4, Long -64.7

Midnight: Altered course N56E.

0.30am: Steamer (unknown) passed steering W.

1.0am: Large steamer (unknown) passed steering SW.

2.40am: Put clocks on 15 minutes. Watch at night action stations.

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns.

10.0am: Watch preparing for coaling.

3.20pm: Sighted land on Port beam.

4.10pm: Sighed Sambro Island Light House bearing N51E. 4.35pm: Altered course N89E.

4.41pm: Sighted whistle buoy ahead.

5.5pm: Whistle buoy abeam, altered course N52E.

5.24pm: War channel buoy abeam. Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

6.32pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms, veered 5 shackles. Found in harbour HMS “Glory”. Received 17 bags of mails.

7.30pm: Gave Special leave to Second Part of Port watch till 10.0pm.

[Anchor Bearings: Intercolonial Railway Wharf N76W, Exhibition Building Light N9E, Dartmouth Point abeam N69E]

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 359 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Halifax War Channel Entrance N41.5E, 84 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 574 tons]

[Northerly winds force 5 to 7 until 6pm, with sea state mostly very rough until Lancaster reached harbour. Noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 55F]


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30 September 1914

At Halifax [Nova Scotia]

Lat 44.7, Long -63.6 [estimated]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

[Draught of Water: Forward 22’ 8”, Aft 24’ 4”]

5.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

6.30am: Collier “Tremorvah” came alongside.

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Hands to breakfast.

9.0am: Recommenced coaling.

Noon: 1 Leading Seaman joined ship from Military detention barracks.

0.15pm: Hands to dinner.

0.45pm: Recommenced coaling.

4.0pm: Hands to tea.

4.45pm: Recommenced coaling.

6.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 1180 tons.

6.30pm: Collier left ship.

8.30pm: Read warrant (98). Discharged 1 AB to “Glory”.

10.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1640 tons]



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

At Halifax NS

Lat 44.7, Long -63.6

4.45am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

[Draught of water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Paid monthly money. Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch from 4.30 till 10pm. Remainder of hands employed painting ship.

6.45pm: Patrol landed.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.7, Long -63.6

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am: Prayers.

9.25am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 99.

10.25pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.


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3 October 1914

From Halifax to Rendezvous

Lat 44.4, Long -63.3

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.45am: Joined ship from “Glory” 2 Midshipmen RN, 2 Clerks RN, 1 Signal Boatswain RN, 1 Chief Yeoman, 1 Signal Yeoman, 1 Leading Telegraphist, 1 Signalman, 2 Signal boys, 1 Marine, 2 Officers’ Stewards.

9.0am: C-in-C [Commander in Chief] North America and West Indies Squadron and Staff transferred to “Lancaster”.

9.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 9.40am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour, 63 revs, “Glory” in company.

10.0am: Shifted steering fear to Conning Tower - Reconnected Forebridge steering gear.

10.30am: Broke RA’s [Rear Admiral’s] flag.

11.30am: Set Course S80E, 69 revs. “Glory” parted company.

1.15pm: Sighted Egg Island Light House bearing N48E.

2.10pm: Egg Island Light House abeam 10 miles, altered course S85E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Physical drill.

6.35pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: Sambro Island Light House N82W, 10.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 51F]


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4 October 1914

From Halifax to Rendezvous

Lat 45.6, Long -57.5

6.0am: Secured guns.

6.10am: Observed deviation of Compass 2 0 W on Course S83E.

10.30am: Divisions.

11.0am: Divine service.

4.5pm: As requisite to close steamer. 4.20pm: Stopped.

4.22pm: Sent visiting officer to SS “Dwinsk” of Russian American line from Archangel to New York.

4.40pm: Steamer allowed to proceed.

4.55pm: Proceeded. 5.0pm: Set Course S77E, 69 revs.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night action stations.

11.40pm: Exercised boarding boats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: N73E, 261 miles = 10.88 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race N72E, 193 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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5 October 1914

From Halifax to Rendezvous

Lat 46.8, Long -52.7

1.30am: Sounding. Port lead carried away.

[Sounding every 10 to 20 minutes from 1.50am to 3.50am]

3.15am: Sighted Cape Pine Light bearing N75E.

4.40am: Sighted Cape Race Light bearing N80E.

5.20pm: Discontinued sounding.

6.50am: Cape Race abeam 4.25 miles, altered course N61E.

7.10am: Sighted iceberg Port bow.

9.50am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.5am: Sighted Cape Ball [probably Cape Bauld] Light House bearing N11.5E.

10.15am: Altered course 16 points to port. 10.20am: Exercised Action. 10.50am: Secured guns.

11.30am: Altered course S35W.

Noon: Sighted Cape Race Light House bearing S81.5W.

1.15pm: Norwegian SS “Olaf Kyrre” passed to port steering E.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

6.33pm: Altered course S4E.

8.25pm: Altered course S62W.

10.0pm: Altered course S47E.

[Distance run through the water: 252.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Race Light House S48W, 18 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South westerly winds force 4 to 5 in pm, misty at noon, otherwise fine weather, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 46F]


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6 October 1914

From Convoying

Lat 46.8, Long -49.7

1.15am: Steamer passed to Starboard steering W.

5.0am: Daylight - nothing in sight.

7.0am: Altered course N87E, increased to 69 revs.

9.45am: Altered course S62E. Decreased to 54 revs.

10.30am: Exercised action. 10.45am: Connected Conning Tower telegraphs and steering gear.

11.20am: Secured guns.

11.25am: Shifted telegraphs and steering gear to Forebridge.

0.10pm: Mist came down. Watch to action stations.

1.0pm: Mist cleared. Secured guns.

2.20pm: Mist came down. Watch to action stations.

3.0pm: Mist cleared. Secured guns.

3.12pm: Altered course S85E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.25pm: Darkened ship. Watch at Night Action Stations.

9.30pm: Passed steamer (unknown) to port, steering SSW.

[Distance run through the water: 239.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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7 October 1914

From Convoying

Lat 46.4, Long -45.1

0.35am: Altered course S88E.

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew.

5.0am: Daylight - Secured guns.

6.42am: Observed deviation of compass 0 39 W on Course S83E. Variation 29 5 W.

10.45am: Exercised action. 11.20am: Shifted steering gear and telegraphs to fore cross passage.

11.30am: Secured guns.

11.40am: Connected Forebridge telegraphs and steering gear.

11.48am: Altered course S78E, 63 revs.

5.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

[Distance run through the water: 236.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 49F]


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8 October 1914

From Convoying and returning to Halifax

Lat 47.9, Long -40.2

4.45am: Secured guns.

5.45am: Observed Deviation 3.5 degrees W on Course S78E. Variation 29 52 W.

9.50am: Altered course NE. Increased to 75 revs to close convoy.

10.45am: Altered course WNW and as requisite to steam down Southern line of convoy.

11.17am: Cleared convoy, altered course N61W.

5.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

[Distance run through the water: 256.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Virgin Rocks S78W, 438 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 6 from 8am, sea state rough or very rough from noon onwards, overcast with showers at times. Noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 60F]


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9 October 1914

To Halifax

Lat 46.8, Long -46.1

2.0am: Weather moderating.

5.0am: Streamed “Cherub” Patent Log (showing 43.0).

5.10am: Observed deviation of compass 0 54 E on Course N80W. Variation used 30 degrees W.

6.0am: Reset Patent Log to zero.

10.0am: Division - Prayers - Exercised Action. Changed over to Handwheel Steering.

11.13am: Disconnected Handwheel. Connected Fore Bridge Steering Gear. Ship swung to Starboard.

11.37am: Head N10E. Stopped.

11.54am: Head N40E. Head swung to Port. 11.55am: Hauled in Patent Log showing 67.6.

0.25pm: Head N40E. Proceeded half speed, turned to port.

0.40pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero).

0.42pm: Altered course S to close SS “Arabic” (White Star).

0.50pm: Resumed Course N84W.

2.0pm: Wind veered to NW.

3.35pm: Observed deviation of Compass 2 42 E (Variation 29 17 W).

4.30pm: Observed deviation by setting amplitude of sun 2 30 W. Variation 29 W.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

10.25pm: Large steamer (unknown) passed steering E.

11.50pm: Altered course 2 points to Starboard to avoid small steamer.

11.56pm: Resumed to N84W.

Midnight: Small steamer (unknown) passed to Port, distant 0.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: 248 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Virgin Rocks S82.5W, 200 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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10 October 1914

To Halifax

Lat 45.3, Long -52.6

5.0am: Daylight - smoke of steamer on port quarter. Secured guns.

5.35am: Altered course N72W.

5.38am: Observed deviation of compass 0 50 W. Variation 27 20 W.

7.30am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow steering E. Sighted steamer on Port beam steering E.

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

4.30pm: Observed deviation of compass 2 50 E. Variation 26 17 W. Course N72W.

5.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

10.20pm: Passed steamer (SS “Obidis”) [possibly Obidense?] to Starboard steering ENE. Burnt searchlight on same.

[Course and Distance made good: 292 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sable Island NE Shoal S76W, 309 miles.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 52F]


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11 October 1914

To Halifax

Lat 44.7, Long -59.2

2.0am: Watch at night action stations.

5.45am: Daylight. Secured guns.

10.15am: Divisions.

10.20am: Commenced sounding

10.45am: Divine Service.

2.0pm: Sounding every 20 minutes.

4.4pm: Observed deviation 1 23 E (Variation 23 34 W) on Course N72W.

5.10pm: Stopped sounding.

6.15pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

[Distance run through the water: 276.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: To Halifax 184 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Misty from 8am onwards]


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12 October 1914

To Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.5 [approximate position based on very limited information in log]

0.25am: Mist thickened. Decreased to 48 revs.

2.33am: Sighted Egg Island Light bearing N55W.

3.22am: Sighted Owls Head Light bearing N [which appears to be a mistake because this light is some way to the south, relative to Egg Island].

3.40am: Egg Island Light abeam.

5.20am: Hauled in Patent Log (47.1).

5.30am: Sighted light ahead (steamer).

5.45am: Slow both engines. Sounding continuously.

6.40am: Course S80E. Fog came down. 6.50am: Stopped. Streamed Patent Log. 6.51am: Hard a Starboard (Half speed).

[As requisite off Harbour Entrance]

7.6am: Slow both. Course NW by W.

9.0am: Sounding every 15 minutes. Watch at action stations. Remainder of hands employed preparing for coaling.

11.8am: Turning to Starboard. 11.19am: Course N47W.

1.40pm: Stopped. 1.56pm: Turning to Port. Half speed ahead Starboard. Slow astern Port engine. Hard-a-Starboard.

2.8pm: Course S17E, 20 revs. Hauled in Patent log.

3.15pm: Turning to Starboard. 3.20pm: Course N17W, 36 revs.

4.0pm: Sounding continuously. Fog lifting.

4.45pm: Sighted outer Whistle Buoy on Port bow. Course as requisite for entering harbour.

6.22pm: Came to with Port anchor in 11 fathoms veered to 5 shackles in “C” billet.

7.0am: 1 AB joined ship. Received 20 bags of mails. Collier SS “Towergate” secured alongside.

11.0pm: Picket Boat drew fires.

[Distance run through the water: 206.2]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 575 tons]

[Thick fog from 7am to noon, still foggy until 4pm, then clearing]


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13 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6 [estimated]

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 1”, Aft 24’ 10”]

6.20am: Commenced coaling. 27 Coal trimmers arrived on board.

8.25am: Hands to breakfast.

8.50am: Recommenced coaling.

1.15pm: 1 Seaman sent to Hospital.

2.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 1080 tons.

3.15pm: Collier left ship.

3.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 10.0pm.

7.0pm: Patrol landed.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 6”]

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1640 tons]

[Noon air and sea temperature 48F]


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14 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship, painting second cutter and as requisite.

11.50am: Received 3 bags of mail for “Suffolk”.

1.30pm: Gunner’s, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s and Engineer’s dockyard parties employed drawing stores. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Refitted Second cutter falls.

4.30pm: 10 Ratings joined ship from Barracks.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10.0pm.

6.50pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

Midnight: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400lbs, Vegetables: 5000 lbs]


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15 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear and cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 10.0pm. Leave to Boys till 6.0pm.

4.10pm: Evening quarters.

4.45pm: 1 Seaman (AB) RNR joined ship. Hands scrubbing and washing clothes.

5.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Barge.

6.40pm: Landed Patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon air and sea temperature 54F]


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16 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Lit fires in Steam Barge.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. 9.20am: Exercised action.

10.30pm: Secured.

11.25pm: Received 5 Bags of Mails (2 “Suffolk”, 1 C-in-C, 2 “Lancaster”).

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Leave to Starboard watch till 10.0pm.

4.30pm: Hands scrubbing and washing clothes.

5.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Barge.

6.40pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Fresh Beef Received: 700 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]

[Mist, rain or drizzle until 4pm]


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17 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

2.0pm: Received 6 Bags parcel mails.

6.40pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Fresh Beef Received: 740 lbs]


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18 October 1914

At Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

7.30am: Captain Prynne RMLI rejoined from hospital.

10.0am: Divine Service.

0.5pm: 13 Ratings left ship for “Caronia” (1 Chief Yeoman, 1 Yeoman, 1 Leading Signalman, 1 Signalman, 2 Signal Boys, 1 Marine, 5 Officers Stewards, 1 Chief Petty Officer).

0.10pm: “Caronia” arrived and anchored.

0.30pm: Received 6 bags of mails (3 for “Suffolk”).

0.45pm: C-in-C and staff left ship for “Caronia”.

0.50pm: Prepared for sea.

1.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.20pm: Ran into thick fog banks in War Channel. Decreased to 8 knots.

2.42pm: Fog cleared. Increased 75 revs.

2.55pm: Cleared channel, altered course S42W.

3.43pm: Ran into fog bank. 3.47pm: Decreased to 48 revs.

4.8pm: Fog cleared. Increased to 75 revs.

4.35pm: Streamed log (zero).

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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19 October 1914

From Halifax to New York Patrol

Lat 41.5, Long -66.7

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew.

5.8am: Fog came down. Decreased to 48 revs.

7.30am: Exercised Action. 7.35am: Secured. Watch remaining at guns.

7.40am: Fog clearing. 7.50am: Fog dense.

9.30am: Increased to 75 revs.

10.0am: Watch at action stations. Occasional Fog banks.

11.20am: Decreased to 60 revs.

0.5pm: Fog lifted. Increased to 75 revs. Watch fallen out from guns.

3.0pm: Passed steamer (unknown) to port, steering WNW.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Physical drill.

5.10pm: Steamer (unknown) passed steering E.

5.13pm: Altered course N88W. 5.15pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log (8 minutes running lost).

6.20pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night action stations.

7.40pm: Steamed passed to Starboard steering E, distant 1.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: S40W, 221 miles in 20.6 hours]

[True Bearing and Distance: 2 fathom Patch St George’s Shoal N79W, 47 miles (To New York 352 miles)]

[Foggy for much of am, noon temperature 60.5F, sea temperature 58F]


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20 October 1914

From Halifax to New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -72.7

1.30am: Altered course N77W.

5.30am: Steamer (unknown) passed steering E.

7.5am: Large steamer (unknown) passed steering E.

7.10am: Challenged warship on port bow (HMCS “Niobe”).

7.40am: “Niobe” passed steering E.

10.15am: Steamer (Norwegian) passed to Starboard distant 3 miles, steering E.

10.25am: Divisions - Prayers. 10.40am: Exercised Action.

11.20am: Secured.

0.20pm: Steamer (American) passed to Starboard steering E.

1.30pm: Hauled in Patent Log (509.5).

1.35pm: Fire Island Light Vessel bearing N66W.

2.6pm: Fire Island Light Vessel abeam to Starboard 11.5 cables.

3.0pm: Sighted “Suffolk” 1 point on port bow distant 9 miles. Land in sight on Starboard beam.

3.20pm: Course and speed as requisite for closing “Suffolk”.

3.40pm: Stopped. Sent mails and 3 ratings to “Suffolk”.

4.0pm: Proceeded S88W, 54 revs.

4.50pm: Stopped.

5.50pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

6.40pm: Large steamer passed steering E. Steamer switched out main steaming light.

6.50pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

7.0pm: Proceeded S4W. Dead slow.

7.25pm: Large steamer passed steering E.

10.20pm: Observed searchlight on Port quarter.

Midnight: Sighted Sea Girt Inlet Light bearing S76W.

[Distance made good: 296 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fire Island Light Vessel N83W, 23.5 miles. To Ambrose Light Vessel 53 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fine weather in am, misty all pm, noon air and sea temperature 61F]


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21 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

1.0am: Turning to Starboard. 1.20am: Course N4E.

7.0am: Stopped.

7.25am: Exercised Action. 7.30am: Secured. Watch remaining at action stations.

9.0am: Large 2 funnelled steamer (apparently Holland-America line) passed steering E.

10.20am: Collier “Whitgift” passed steering SE (exchanged signals).

10.40am: Connected Conning Tower telegraphs and steering gear. 10.45am: Completed changing over to Conning Tower.

10.45am: Prayers. Watch at action stations.

2.20pm: Large 4 funnelled liner passed (distant 4 miles) steering E. Colours invisible. Proceeded half speed S76E. Fired blank charge. Liner showed British colours (“Mauretania”).

2.26pm: Stopped.

4.45pm: Turning to Starboard. 5.0pm: Course S70W - dead slow.

5.56pm: Stopped.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.15pm: Proceeded dead slow S4W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N11W, 4.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Misty all day. Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]


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22 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.3, Long -73.8

1.30am: Turning to Starboard. 1.52am: Course N4E.

7.0am: Stopped.

7.20am: Exercised Action. 7.35am: Secured. Watch remaining at action stations.

10.30am: Exercised Action.

11.30am: Secured. Watch remaining at guns.

11.50am: Watch fallen out from guns.

3.0pm: Steamer unknown passed steering E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Physical drill.

5.8pm: Proceeded N40W, 20 revs.

5.26pm: Altered course N4E to observe deviation by Sun setting. Deviation 2 20 W on N4E.

5.33pm: Resumed Course N40W.

6.44pm: Stopped. 6.47pm: Turning to Starboard.

6.55pm: Stopped. Head S4W.

7.45pm: Proceeded S4W dead slow (16 revs).

9.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N18W, 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty in am, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 63F]


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23 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

0.32am: Altered course N16E. Watch at night action stations.

2.30am: Large Steamer (unknown) passed steering N.

3.44am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

3.55am: Altered course N38E. Increased to 30 revs.

4.0am: Steamer (unknown) passed distant 0.5 miles, steering S.

6.15am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.25am: Stopped.

7.30am: Dutch steamer steering N passed to port 4.25 miles.

10.0am: Shooting numbers of all guns at laying and training practice. Gunnery class under instruction.

1.5pm: Turning to Starboard. Proceeded S80E. Slow.

1.40pm: Sighted American Man-o-war bearing SE.

1.52pm: Stopped.

3.25pm: USS “New York” entering harbour passed to Starboard 2.5 miles. [Ship’s] Head N20E: Ambrose Light Vessel N7E, Scotland Light Vessel N28W, Navesnik [Navesink] abeam to port N55W.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 100, 101, 102 and 103. Oil Steamer (name unknown) from New York passed steering S, flying US Colours.

6.0pm: Two steamers, SS “Guantanamo” and “Santiago” of New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company, flying Cuban flag, heavily laden, derricks of abnormal size, passed distant 0.5 miles steering S by E.

6.15pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.45pm: Proceeded S85E. Dead slow (16 revs).

8.30pm: Turning to Starboard. 8.45pm: Course S4W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N7E, 5.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Windy in early am (force 6), quieter later]


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24 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.7

1.0am: Altered course N4E.

5.39am: Altered course NNE.

6.0am: Stopped. Secured guns.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.40am: Proceeded N86E 10 knots to close “Suffolk”.

10.0am: Course and speeds as requisite for closing “Suffolk”.

10.50am: Stopped, sent boat to Suffolk.

11.20am: Hoisted boat and proceeded, turning to Starboard. Course S69W, 42 revs.

11.40am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid steamer.

11.50am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid sail.

0.5pm: Resumed Course S69W.

0.45pm: Stopped.

3.15pm: Lowered and sent sea boat to SS “Cameronia” (Anchor Line - Glasgow) for papers.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

6.20pm: Steamer (unknown) passed Course SSW.

6.45pm: Steamer (unknown) passed Course S. 6.50pm: Set Course S4W. Dead slow.

7.0pm: Steamer (Oil tank) unknown passed Course S.

7.22pm: Altered course N4E.

8.15pm: Steamer (unknown) passed to Starboard 1 mile, steering S.

8.30pm: Steamer (Dutch) passed to Starboard 1 mile, steering SSE.

8.35pm: Turning to Starboard. 8.53pm: Course S4W.

10.33pm: Altered course to SSE to avoid tow. 10.45pm: Resumed course S4W.

11.0pm: Sighted Sea Girt Inlet Light.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N66W, 4.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty from noon onwards]


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26 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

[On patrol, changing course from time to time, stopped through middle of day]

8.20am: Ship (grey hull, black funnel) flying Dutch colours, heavily laden, passed distant 2 miles. Course about SE.

10.15am: Divisions - Divine Service.

10.20am: Proceeded ESE dead slow.

1.20pm: Steamer (Swedish) passed to port distant 4 miles steering N.

2.45pm: USS “Delaware” passed to port 4.5 miles entering harbour.

3.0pm: Steamer (Dutch) passed to port 4 miles entering harbour.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at Night Action stations.

6.15pm: Proceeded Course E.

7.10pm: Altered course S.

11.50pm: Exercised Close WT doors. 11.55pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N37W, 4.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Mist or rain early and late in day]


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25 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

[Patrolling to and fro early and late, stopped for much of day]

8.0am: Stopped. 8.20am: Proceeded Course as requisite for closing “Caronia”, 48 revs.

8.50am: Stopped. Sent both boats to “Caronia” for Stores and Provisions.

9.45am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised at Physical drill.

10.0am: Hands employed getting in stores, hoisting in sea boats and as requisite.

10.28am: Proceeded W by S, 48 revs.

11.2am: Stopped.

[Stopped and as requisite for keeping in Station]

3.0pm: Steamer (unknown), oil tanker, entered harbour from SE.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA [Night Action] Stations.

10.30pm: Two steamers (unknown) passed steering S.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N13W, 4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Vegetables Received: 1080 lbs]

[Misty all day, gloomy in pm, rain at midnight. Noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 60F]


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27 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8 [estimated]

0.45am: Wind increasing.

1.30am: Altered course N4E.

1.40am: Steamer (unknown) passed steering N.

2.20am: Steamer (unknown) passed steering N.

2.50am: Increased to 30 revs.

6.0am: Altered course N5W. Decreased to 24 revs.

6.15am: Secured guns.

10.30am: Exercised Action.

11.20am: Secured.

0.20pm: As requisite for getting into position.

1.20pm: Stopped.

3.0pm: Large steamer (unknown) passed inshore steering S.

4.20pm: Steamer, British (thought to be of Clan Line) coming from New York, passed Course SE.

4.30pm: Liner (unknown) entered harbour from E.

5.20pm: Two oil tank steamer (unknown) passed Course S.

5.35pm: Steamer (unknown) passed Course S.

6.0pm: Darkened Ship. Watch to night action stations.

6.20pm: Set Course N30W, 20 revs. 6.45pm: Increased to 30 revs.

7.20pm: Steamer passed ahead distant 6 miles steering to Eastward.

7.50pm: Steamer passed ahead distant 3 miles steering to Eastward.

8.30pm: Altered course S4W - Dead slow.

[Note in column for sea temperature, in late pm: Glass broken]

[No information about Lat and Long or True Bearing and Distance of Ambrose Channel Light Vessel]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly wind force 5 to 7 all day, rain in early am. Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 58F]


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28 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

2.20am: Altered course N4E. Increased to 20 revs.

3.0am: Steamer (unknown) passed to Starboard steering SE.

6.20am: Stopped. 6.25am: Secured guns.

8.15am: Steamer entering harbour passed inshore distant 5 miles.

8.45am: Small steamer entering harbour passed inshore distant 6 miles.

9.15am: Turning to Starboard. 9.25am: Course WSW 20 revs.

10.0am: Small steamer passed ahead distant 4.5 miles steering S.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Main deck 6” Guns Crews at drill. Remainder of hands employed scraping turrets and conning tower and as Requisite.

11.28am: Stopped.

11.30am: Steamer entering harbour from E passed to Starboard 6.5 miles.

11.40am: Steamer entering harbour from S passed to Port 4 miles.

0.20pm: Steamer (American) leaving harbour passed to westward steering S, distant 4.5 miles.

2.30pm: SS “Adriatic” [listed here as Adriatic 1906] sailed to Eastward.

3.45pm: 1 Dutch and 1 Italian steamer sailed to Eastward.

5.5pm: Proceeded S60W, 20 revs.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.45pm: Set course S10W, 20 revs.

8.0pm: Steamer entering [harbour] to Starboard 4 miles.

8.20pm: Steamer entering to Starboard 2 miles.

9.0pm: Steamer leaving passed to Starboard 5 miles. Steamer sailed to Eastward.

9.25pm: Altered course S15W.

10.15pm: Steamer entering passed to Starboard distant 1 mile.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N2E, 6.2 miles]


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29 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

1.0am: Steamer entered from SE.

3.30pm: 3 Steamers entering from Southward.

4.20am: Altered course N4W (turning to Starboard). Increase to 36 revs.

5.52am: Decreased to 16 revs.

7.35am: Stopped.

8.30am: White steamer (unknown) without colours passed distant 2 miles steering N.

9.55am: Slipped target (moored).

[Course and speed as requisite for .303 sub-calibre practice]

10.0am: Course and speeds as requisite for .303 Aiming rifle practice. Steamer (unknown) British colours distant 2 miles passed, Course S. Large oil tanker (empty) unknown, passed to S, distant 5 miles. Small oil tanker (laden) unknown, painted grey, passed Course S, distant 4 miles.

11.25am: Secured guns.

11.50am: Stopped. Picked up target.

0.6pm: Set Course N83W, 20 revs.

1.15pm: Dutch SS Sagoland [possibly this Swedish ship?] entered harbour from SE distant 3 miles.

1.35pm: Altered course S4W.

3.28pm: Increased 42 revs to avoid sail.

3.38pm: Decreased 16 revs. Sail passed astern.

4.20pm: SS “Ancona” Italian, sailed to Southward.

5.10pm: Stopped. 5.20pm: Steamer (UFC [United Fruit Company]) sailed to Southward.

6.0pm: Turning to N4E. 2 Steamers sailed to Southward.

7.40pm: Altered course S4W. Increased 22 revs.

9.15pm: Steamer (unknown) passed, distant 0.5 miles, steering N.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N15W, 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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30 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

[Patrolling to and fro early and late in day, stopped in middle of day]

1.30am: Steamed entering passed to Starboard 2 miles.

6.30am: Daylight. Secured guns.

8.50am: Sighted Navesink Light House bearing N45W.

9.35am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N5E.

10.0am: Two US Gun boats with 4 Submarines in company passed to port steering S.

11.33am: Stopped.

0.5pm: Slow ahead (N32E) to avoid steamer. 0.12pm: Stopped.

2.18pm: Proceeded WSW 6 knots for rendezvous.

2.40pm: Altered course as requisite for closing “Caronia”.

3.15pm: Sent sea boat to “Caronia”.

3.50pm: Hoisted boat.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 105.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at Night Action Stations.

6.46pm: Stopped.

7.20pm: Proceeded S20W, 24 revs.

10.30pm: Steamer (unknown) passed to Starboard steering S.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N3W, 4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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31 October 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.3, Long -73.7

[Still patrolling, stopped for most of the daylight hours]

1.0am: Wind veering.

3.20am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

6.15am: Stopped. Daylight. Secured guns.

7.15am: 3 Funnelled liner entered from Eastward.

7.45am: 4 Funnelled liner entered from Eastward.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Saluted US Battleship (Flag) steering E with 13 guns. Salute returned. Large US Collier entered from South.

Noon: Course N51W, 24 revs.

1.0pm: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N4W.

2.0pm: Stopped.

2.30pm: 5 Steamers (American) sailed to Southward. 1 Steamer (American) entered from Southward.

4.20pm: Steamer (unknown), Laden and flying US flag passed distant 1.5 miles Course S.

5.0pm: SS “Isthmian” [presumably one of these ships] (US flag) passed steering SSE. Danish liner of Forenede Dampskibs Company [probably - writing almost illegible] passed to E. 2 funnelled ship name unknown, Danish flag passed Course S.

5.20pm: SS Dryden (British), light, passed Course NNW for New York.

5.30pm: 3 Steamers (unknown), US flag, passed Course S. One funnelled liner British flag (unknown) passed Course E.

5.50pm: Small steamer, laden, (unknown) passed distant 3.0 miles Course N.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

6.45pm: Steamer sailed to Southward distant 6 miles inshore.

7.52pm: Course N31W. Dead slow (16 revs).

8.0pm: Steamer entering from Southward.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N22W, 11.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 56F]



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

4.15am: Steamer (unknown) passed distant 3.5 miles Course N.

5.30am: Two steamers (unknown) passed distant 1.25 miles and 2.5 miles steering NNW (about).

6.25am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.30am: Stopped.

7.55am: Sighted Ambrose Light Vessel bearing N6W. Proceeded N10W dead slow to close same.

8.24am: Stopped.

10.15am: Divisions. 10.45am: Divine Service.

10.30am: SS “Ribston” [it is unclear whether it is this ship or this one] (British) sailed but anchored at 10.45, 2.25 miles N by E from ship. Large oil tanker sailed to E distant 4 miles.

11.15am: SS “Nissara” [?] (British) sailed to SE distant 0.5 miles.

11.20am: Steamer (Norwegian) sailed to E, steamer (Norwegian) entered from E.

11.30am: 1 Steamer (unknown) sailed to S.

0.40pm: Stopped.

4.0pm: Steamer entering from Eastward.

4.30pm: Proceeded S46W, 18 revs.

7.55pm: Oil tanker (unknown) passed distant 2 miles steering for Ambrose Light Vessel. Ship in position S22E (True) 4.2 miles from Ambrose Light Vessel.

10.15pm: Steamer entering from S distant 4 miles inshore.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N54W, 4.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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2 November 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.7

1.0am: Steamer (unknown) entering from South.

2.20am: Steamer (? Ward Line) entering from South.

3.20am: 2 Steamers entering from South.

4.20am: Altered course SE to avoid sail.

5.50am - 6.15am: Heavy rain squall.

8.0am: Stopped.

8.5am: Sighted [HMS] “Suffolk” bearing ENE. Challenged.

8.12am: Proceeded ENE to close “Suffolk”.

8.20am: Altered course S85E. Dead Slow.

8.45am: Steamer (unknown) Spanish flag passed Course NW for New York.

9.18am: Stopped. Sent cutter to “Suffolk”.

9.50am: Cutter returned.

10.15am: Proceeded S67W, 20 revs.

1.15pm: USS “Montana” sailed to the Southward distant 3 miles.

1.30pm: 2 Small steamers entered from Southward, 1 oil tanker sailed to Southward, [both] distant 4 to 5 miles.

1.45pm: Altered course N60W to avoid steamer.

2.10pm: Resumed Course.

2.50pm: Stopped.

3.15pm: 5 masted schooner “Mary Bowen” [Mary W Bowen] sailed to Southward distant 3 cables.

4.0pm: American liner entering from E.

5.0pm: Steamer (unknown) entering from S. Steamer sailed to S (American).

5.30pm: Wind veering and freshening.

8.10pm: Steamer passed to S inshore.

9.0pm: Large steamer passed inshore to S from New York.

11.40pm: Large steamer (unknown) passed steering N.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N39W, 6.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 November 1914

On New York Patrol

Lat 40.4, Long -73.8

2.0am: 3 Steamers (unknown) entering from Southward.

4.0am: Steamer (unknown) entering from SSE.

6.45am: Stopped. SS Skogland (Swedish) entered from South.

7.20am: Oil tanker (British) sailed to South.

9.8am: Proceeded as requisite for closing “Suffolk”, 48 revs.

10.0am: Stopped. Received 32 ratings from “Suffolk” for passage.

10.34am: Proceeded N70W, 36 revs. 12 pounder guns crews at drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

0.20pm: Stopped.

1.0pm: White steamer (unknown) passed steering S.

1.30pm: Steamer (unknown) US flag, passed steering S.

3.0pm: Large liner, Italian flag, passed steering E. Small steamer, no colours, passed distant 3.5 miles, Course S.

3.55pm: SS “Libia” French Flag, passed distant 1.5 miles, Course S, deeply laden.

4.0pm: 2 Steamers, deeply laden, one Swedish, one US flag, passed Course E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.30pm: Steamer sailed to Southward.

6.0pm: Stopped. Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations.

9.0pm: Proceeded S55W. Dead Slow.

11.35pm: Small steamer (unknown) passed to port steering N. Burnt searchlight. 11.37pm: Switched off Searchlight.

[True Bearing and Distance: Ambrose Channel Light Vessel N16W, 6.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine in am, misty during afternoon. Noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 57F]


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4 November 1914

On New York Patrol and to Bermuda

Lat 40.0, Long -73.5

1.15am: Large oil tanker towing oil lighter passed distant 2 miles to Westward. Course about S.

2.0am: Steamer passed to East heading NW. Altering Course. 2.25am: Course N4E.

3.30am: Small laden steamer (unknown) passed distant 0.25 miles Course N (approximately).

4.20am: Oil tanker towing lighter entered from S, distant 1 mile.

4.55am: Turning to port. 5.15am: Course S4W.

5.30am: Steamer entering from Southward.

6.40am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.10am: Altered course S31.5E. 7.16am: Observed deviation of compass by Sun’s Azimuth 0 14 E, Variation 16 30 W, Course S31.5E.

7.20am: Steamer entering from Southward.

9.45am: Connected Forebridge telegraphs and steering gear.

10.0am: Increased to 69 revs (11 knots). Altered course S30E.

10.30am: Exercised Action.

11.0am: Passed oil tanker, US flag, steering South Westerly course.

11.30am: Secured guns.

4.50pm: Observed deviation of Compass 1.5 degrees W, Variation 10 30 W, on Course S30E.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised at Physical drill.

5.55pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: Navesink Light House N45W, 34 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty all am, south westerly wind force 4 to 5 from noon onwards. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 58F]


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5 November 1914

From New York Patrol to Bermuda

Lat 36.8, Long -69.4

4.30am: Wind veering.

6.20am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.50am: Divisions - Prayers. Gunlayers at aiming practice, 12 pounder crews at drill. Remainder of hands employed scraping paintwork, making splinter nets and as requisite.

10.20am: SS “Trinidad” [possibly this ship] (British) passed to Starboard Course SE by S.

4.38pm: Observed deviation of compass 3 21 W, Variation 10 23 W.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action stations.

6.35pm: Moon rose.

10.48pm: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S44E, 272 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: St David Island Light House Bermuda S41.5E, 352 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds mostly north westerly force 4 or 5 until 4pm, then moderating. Weather fine, noon temperature 72F, sea temperature 74F]


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6 November 1914

From New York to Bermuda

Lat 34.4, Long -66.7

4.24am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

6.37am: Sun rose S57E by Compass. Observed deviation 3 degrees W. Variation used 10 30 W.

10.0am: Prayers. 10.5am: Dropped target. Courses and speeds as requisite for 6” and 12 pounder firing.

11.30am: Secured. 11.53am: Set course S28E, 54 revs.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

9.0pm: Wind increasing.

9.35pm: Switched on Navigation Lights.

[Course and Distance made good: S42.5E, 195 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: St Davids Island Light House Bermuda S40.5E, 157 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North westerly wind force 4 or 4-5 from noon, increasing to force 6-7 at midnight, rain at times in pm]


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7 November 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8 [estimated]

2.40am: Sighted Gibbs Hill Light from Fore top.

2.50am: Gibbs Hill Light bearing S5W.

3.0am: Sighted North Rock Light bearing S14.5E.

3.5am: Sighed St Davids Light bearing S20E.

6.9am: Altered course S65W. Increased 69 revs.

6.40am: Course and speeds as requisite for entering Narrows and proceeding to Grassy Bay.

8.12am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms in Grassy Bay veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Clock Tower Dockyard N11W, Stag Rocks Beacon S33W]

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 24’ 2”]

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded alongside jetty.

11.30am: Secured alongside.

1.15pm: Gunners, Boatswains and Carpenters parties at work in Dockyard drawing and returning stores and ammunition. Divers employed examining under water fittings.

4.30pm: Dockyard parties employed drawing stores.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

7.25pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 426 tons]

[North westerly wind force 6 at 4am, reducing to force 4 from noon onwards, weather fine, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 72F]


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8 November 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

5.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Divers employed cleaning underwater fittings. Boatswain’s party refitting first and second cutters falls. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Patrol returned.

8.45am: Divers and Side party at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

9.20am: Divisions.

10.0am: Landed 15 Wesleyans.

10.10am: C of E [Church of England] party landed.

10.30: Landed 9 RC’s [Roman Catholics].

11.20am: Wesleyans returned.

11.45am: C of E and RC’s returned.

1.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 6pm.

6.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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9 November 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Divers, Side Party, Rigging party, Gunnery and Carpenters Store Parties and Provision party at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15am: Patrol returned.

8.40am: Divers and Side party at work. Boatswains Rigging party employed renewing coaling whips. Gunners, Carpenters and Provisions parties employed drawing stores.

9.30am: Discharged to Hospital 1 Leading Seaman and 1 Officers Steward.

1.15pm: Special parties employed as in forenoon. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 10pm.

6.30pm: Patrol landed.

10.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 366 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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10 November 1914

[At Bermuda, though not stated in log]

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 1”, Aft 24’ 1”]

5.50am: Commenced coaling. Diving party at work on under water fittings.

9.0am: Hands employed coaling ship. Divers at work on underwater fittings.

1.0pm: Hands employed coaling ship. Divers at work.

9.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 1250 tons.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1643 tons]

[Squally with showers in pm]


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11 November 1914

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Diving party at work on under water fittings. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

1.10pm: Hands employed drawing stores and provisions and cleaning ship.

4.10pm: Special leave to Starboard Watch till 10.0pm. Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

5.0pm: Discharged to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] 3 Officers Stewards, 1 Stoker Petty Officer, 1 Able Seaman (RNR).

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 750 lbs, Vegetables Received: 8700 lbs, Bread Received: 800 lbs]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS LANCASTER
Caribbean and return to UK

JP map Lancaster Caribbean

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12 November 1914

From Bermuda to Jamaica

Lat 31.7, Long -64.7 [Lat estimated as second digit not visible on scanned page]

7.12am: Slipped from wharf and proceeded.

7.48am: Speed 88 revs. Course as requisite.

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite for going through Narrows.

8.49am: Set Course S54E, working up to 125 revs.

9.30am: Danish steamer entering Bermuda passed to Starboard.

10.39am: Streamed Patent Log (Port) showing zero.

11.0am: Steamer passed to port steering north westerly course.

11.15am: Speed 125 revs.

3.25pm: Observed deviation of 1 degree W (Variation 6 degrees W), Course S36W.

4.26pm: Observed deviation of Compass 1 38 W (Variation 6 degrees West). Course S36W.

5.19pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch at Night Action Stations.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.30pm: Switched on main steaming light and bow lights (only).

[Distance run through the water: 59.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Grand Turk Island Light House S29.5W, 702 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 6 in pm, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 72F]


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Duplicate. Return of Deaths on board HM Ship “Lancaster”

Date of Death: 13 Nov 14

Name and Surname of Deceased: William Hillson

Sex: Male

Age: 23

Rank or occupation: Stoker First Class

Nationality: English

Last Place of Abode: HMS Lancaster. Private address 33 Sidworth St, King’s Cross, N.

Cause of Death: Found to be missing whilst at Sea at 9 pm 13 November 14. Presumed to have fallen overboard.

I hereby Certify that the above is a true Copy of the Minute made in the Log of HMS Lancaster. Witness my hand this nineteenth day of November 1914. [Signed] WH D’Oyly, Captain

[Entry from Casualty List for 13th November: Lancaster, cruiser. HILLSON, William, Stoker 1c, SS 111362, drowned]



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13 November 1914

From Bermuda to Jamaica

Lat 24.9, Long -69.3

4.32am: Stopped Starboard engine.

6.30am: Starboard engine working up to 125 revs.

7.30am: Starboard engine going 125 revs.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised Action. 11.0am: Secured.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

10.5pm: Decreased to 88 revs.

10.34pm: Sighted Turk’s Island Light right ahead.

10.43pm: Increased to 100 revs. Altered course S70W.

11.30pm: Working up to 125 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S30.5W, 480 miles (in 24.3 hours)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Grand Turks Island Light House S27W, 227 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[North easterly then south easterly wind force 5 to 6 from noon onwards, sea state becoming rough at times, lightning in evening, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]


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14 November 1914

From Bermuda to Jamaica

Lat 19.3, Long -74.2

0.25am: Sighted South Caicos Light (F) on Starboard beam.

4.0am: Wind veered 2 points and increased to 5-6.

4.0am - 4.30am: Heavy rain.

5.45am: Daylight. Land in sight on port bow (Mountains on North Coast of Hayti [Haiti].).

7.15am: Observed deviation of 1.5 degrees E. Variation 0 30 W.

8.45am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

2.25pm: Sighted Navasso [Navassa] Island bearing S40W.

2.30pm: Cape Dame Marie abeam about 17.5 miles.

3.40pm: Navasso Island abeam to port about 2.0 miles.

4.30pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

4.32pm: Observed deviation of compass 1 7 E, Variation 1 degree E.

7.6pm: Sighted Morant Point Light bearing N83W.

9.35pm: Hauled in Patent Log (132.2).

9.36pm: Slow both. Communicated with War Signal Station.

9.45pm: Proceeded 63 revs, Course as requisite.

11.12pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms off Port Royal veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings Port Royal: Fort Augusta Red Light N16.5E, Ponds Mouth beacon N64E, Beacon shoal red Light S30.5E]

[Course and Distance made good: S39W, 447 miles (in 24.3 hours)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morant Point Light House S54W, 139 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 786 tons]

[Rain in early am and during evening, fine in middle of day, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 82F]


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15 November 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

6.50am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded 63 revs. Course as requisite.

7.20am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.56am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms off Kingston veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: S16W (magnetic) 2.75 cables from RMSP [Royal Mail Steam Packet Company] Pier]

9.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

9.40am: Collier “Roddam” secured alongside.

11.15am: Commenced coaling.

1.0pm: Leave to watch keepers till 10pm.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

2.30pm: Arrived French cruiser “Condé”.

10.5pm: Finished coaling. Received 900 tons.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 700 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1652 tons]

[Fine weather, temperature peaked at 97F at 4pm]


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16 November 1914

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 25’ 6”]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: SS “Roddam” left ship.

9.0am: Arrived HMS “Essex”. Secured alongside No 2 Wharf.

9.20am: Rigging Party employed examining coaling gear. Hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.50pm: Arrived HMS “Berwick”. Secured alongside No 3 Wharf.

4.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am. Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 107. HMS “Essex” sailed.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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17 November 1914

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Hands employed cleaning ship, Bosun’s party repairing coaling gear.

9.50am: Discharged to “Berwick” 1 CERA [Chief Engine Room Artificer].

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Hands to wash clothes.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs]


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18 November 1914

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.15am: Court of Inquiry held on board.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: 12 pounder sightsetters at instruction, Bosun’s Party employed rigging Crow’s nest, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

4.0pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.0am.

5.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 310 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 91F, sea temperature 79F]


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19 November 1914

At Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Exercised Action. 10.20am: Secured guns.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Examined and oiled all wire hawsers.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7.0pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Nos 108, 109, 110, 111.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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20 November 1914

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am: Hands exercised at physical drill.

6.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

9.5am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.25am: Exercised Action.

10.0am: Secured. Ordinary Seamen at gundrill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Read warrant No 112. Discharged 1 Stoker to civil prison.

4.30pm: Hoisted in Steam Pinnace.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour, Course and speed as requisite.

6.35pm: Stopped. Sent boat to Berwick.

7.0pm: Proceeded S49E, 87 revs.

7.20pm: Altered course S1W, 75 revs.

8.40pm: “Condé” (darkened) passed under stern from landwards.

9.0pm: Sighted Glare of Morant Point Light bearing N54E.

10.0pm: Altered course N80E. Increased 88 revs. Watch at night action stations.


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21 November 1914

From Jamaica to Eastward

Lat 17.6, Long -72.7

0.30am: Altered course S84E.

1.15am: Sighted white light 3.5 points before port beam (drawing aft).

3.0am: Watch at night action stations.

5.15am: Daylight. Mountains on South Coast of Hayti [Haiti] in sight on port beam.

6.0am: Sighted smoke and masts of vessel (Condé?) on port quarter.

6.5am: Sun rose by compass S70E. Observed deviation 0 15 E. Variation 0 45 E.

7.30am: Sighted 3 masted schooner on Starboard beam.

11.45am: Sighted masts of steamer on port bow steering W by N.

3.20pm: Sighted Alta Vela Island bearing N85E.

4.41pm: Observed deviation of compass 1 20 W on Course S80E (Variation 10 minutes E).

5.50pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA [Night Action] stations.

6.0pm: Altered course N81E. W and SBC [Wireless and Signal Books Correct] (Allied Fleets signal book returned).

8.0pm and Midnight: W and SBC (exception as above).

[Course and Distance made good: S87E (true) 224 miles (from 8pm)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alta Vela Island [Alto Velo] S85E, 62 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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22 November 1914

From Jamaica to Eastward

Lat 17.8, Long -68.6

5.30am: Daylight. Secured guns.

6.0am: Land in sight 2 points abaft port beam.

6.17am: Observed deviation of 0 33 E on Course N81E. Variation 1 degree W.

8.0am: W and SBC (except Allied Fleets book returned).

9.0am: Passed 4 masted schooner, sailing West, 5 miles on Starboard beam.

10.15am: Divisions. Divine Service.

Noon: Altered course N45E.

0.50pm: Increased to 75 revs. Sighted land on port beam.

1.7pm: Altered course ENE.

2.15pm: Altered course N37W to search Yuma Bay [Bahia de Yuma, Dominican Republic]

3.30pm: Altered course S34E.

4.50pm: Altered course S30W.

5.15pm: Commenced to work down to 24 revs.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

6.35pm: Turning to Starboard. 6.45pm: Course S89W.

8.0pm: W and SBC (except Allied Fleets book returned).

[Distance made good: 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cana Point N11E, 18.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Showers in early am, fine in middle of day, then rain and lightning in evening, noon temperature 93F, sea temperature 82F]


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23 November 1914

Off Santo Domingo and returning to Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -71.5

2.0am: Altered course N30W. Reduced to 20 revs.

2.30am: Commenced sounding every 20 minutes.

5.20am: Daylight. Secured guns.

5.25am: Working up to 63 revs.

5.28am: Speed 63 revs. Sighted San Pedro de Macoris harbour. One steamer at anchor.

6.20am: Altered course S89W.

7.50am: Sighted Santo Domingo City bearing N50W.

10.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Action.

10.30am: Small sail passed to port.

11.5am: Secured.

11.50am: Altered course N60W.

0.50pm: Altered course N17W.

1.39pm: Altered course S67W.

2.40pm: Altered course S27W.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.24pm: Sighted Alta Vela Island bearing S65W.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at NA stations.

8.0pm: Altered course N83W. Decreased 63 revs.

8.30pm - 9.30pm: Very Heavy rain

[Distance made good: 193 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Alta Vela Island S63.5W, 75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Showers, rain and lightning in evening]


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24 November 1914

Returning to Jamaica

Lat 17.7, Long -74.4

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

7.3pm: Altered course S89W.

8.54pm: Sighted Morant Point Light bearing N86W.

9.10pm: Altered course S66W. Decreased to 48 revs.

11.0pm: Decreased to 27 revs.

[Distance run through the water: 256.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morant Point Light House N81.5W, 102 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Thunder, lightning and some rain in early am, fine weather later in day]


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25 November 1914

At Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

0.45am: Sighted Port Royal Searchlights.

2.30am: Steamer passed to Starboard entering Kingston Harbour. Watch at Night Action Stations.

4.30am: Altered course N43W.

6.0am: Altered course N5W. 6.15am: Course and speeds as requisite for firing.

6.50am: Dropped target. Exercised Action. Carried out 6” firing.

9.10am: Completed firing. Hoisted in target. 9.12am: Set Course N12W, 63 revs.

9.40am: Communicated with war signal station.

10.22am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

10.45am: Returned all Confidential Signal and WT [Wireless Telegraphy] books.

11.40am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms veered 4 shackles off Kingston. “Condé” in harbour alongside No 2 wharf.

[Anchor Bearings; S32W 4.25 cables from Ordnance Pier]

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 0” Aft 25’ 0”]

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside.

2.30pm: Hands employed securing ship and preparing for coaling.

3.30pm: Secured alongside No 3 Wharf East side.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch till 11pm. Hands washing clothes.

6.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1060 tons]


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26 November 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Commenced coaling. (Native labour).

8.50am: Bosun’s rigging party at work. Remainder of hands chipping paintwork and as requisite.

11.30am: Paid weekly money to Boys.

3.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 11pm.

4.10pm: Completed coaling. Received 630 tons.

4.45pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.10pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.0pm: Patrol landed.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1678]

[Weather fine. Noon air and sea temperature 83F]


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27 November 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.0am and 8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Boatswain’s Rigging and sailmaking party at work. Party chipping paintwork on mess deck. Remainder of hands as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 11pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Hands to wash clothes.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs]


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28 November 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

8.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.20am: French cruiser “Condé” sailed.

1.0pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Special leave to Port watch till 11pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.7pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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29 November 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

6.30am: RCs [Roman Catholics] landed.

9.5am: RCs returned.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.25am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 11pm. Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.5pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]


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30 November 1914

From Jamaica to Southward

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 10”]

9.15am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

10.50am: Cast off from jetty and proceeded to anchor in Stream.

11.8am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 3 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: S5E - 3.3 cables from Ordnance Pier]

11.30am: Hands oiling and reeling up wire hawsers.

0.45pm: Corrected Standard compass heeling error.

1.6pm: Weighed Port anchor.

1.20pm: Re-issued all Confidential Signal and WT books.

1.33pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 75 revs.

1.45pm: Strong squall from ESE.

2.38pm: Altered course S22W.

3.5pm: Streamed Patent Log “Cherub” showing zero.

5.30pm: Sun set by compass S64.5W. Observed deviation 1 degree E. Variation 2 degrees E. Read Warrant No 113.

9.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]

[Thermometer for air temperature unshipped until 8pm]



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

From Jamaica to Rendezvous

Lat 13.8, Long -78.6

5.45am: Daylight. Nothing in sight.

6.45am: Observed deviation 1 15E. Variation used 2 45 E.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised Action.

11.0am: Secured. Hands employed as requisite.

3.10pm: Sighted “Berwick” S15.5W.

3.30pm: Challenged, received reply.

3.45pm: Altered course as requisite to close “Berwick”. Hauled in Patent Log (308.9).

4.5pm: Stopped. Sent boat to “Berwick”.

4.10pm: “Berwick” proceeded. 4.15pm: Hoisted cutter and proceeded.

4.32pm: Course S20W, 63 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Course and Distance made good: S23W, 271 miles (from 2.40pm)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendezvous 13N 79W, S27.5W, 50.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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2 December 1914

At Sea off Colon [Panama]

Lat 11.3, Long -80.2

6.10am: Daylight. Secured guns.

6.48am: Observed deviation of compass 1 27 E. Variation 4 degrees E.

9.45am: Divisions. Dropped target. Carried out OOQ [Officer of Quarters] sub-calibre firing from Fore turret “B” and “X” groups.

11.30am: Secured. Hoisted in target. Stopped.

0.39pm: Proceeded Course S4E, 36 revs.

5.15pm: Observed deviation of Compass 0 38 E on Course S4E. Variation 4 10 E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to Night Action Stations. Wind veered to SE.

6.45pm - 7.5pm: Observed lunar rainbow.

8.0pm: Turning to port. 8.10pm: Course N22E. Decreased to 30 revs.

10.15pm: Sighted steamships lights on port quarter steering S8E approximately.

[Course and Distance made good: S33W, 174 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Punta Manzanillo Light House S21.5E, 107 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Showers in early am and late pm. Noon temperature 88F, sea temperature 83F]


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3 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.2, Long -80.0

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.0am: Observed deviation of compass 0 48 E, Variation 3 54 E.

10.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised action.

10.15am: Dropped target. Course and speeds as requisite for OOQ sub-calibre firing from After turret “A” and “Y” groups.

11.0am: Completed firing. Secured guns.

11.20am: Picked up target.

11.48am: Stopped wind [?] on Starboard beam.

0.29pm: Turning to Starboard. 0.36pm: Course N37E, 30 revs.

5.33pm: Observed deviation of compass Nil. Variation 4 degrees E.

5.35pm: Allied Fleet Signal book removed by Intelligence Officer.

6.20pm: Allied Fleet Signals book returned.

6.35pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

11.0pm: Turning to Starboard. 11.15pm: Course S7W.

[Distance made good: 93 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S, 112 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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4 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.3, Long -80.0

6.10am: Secured guns.

6.48am: Observed deviation 1 00 E. Variation 4 degrees E.

7.0am: Altered course N37E.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised Prepare for immediate action.

4.40pm: Evening quarters. Physical drill.

8.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

11.5pm: Altered course S7W (11.12 Ship steady).

[Distance made good: 95 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point, Colon S2E, 114 miles. From Kingston 446 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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5 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.1, Long -80.0

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns. Nothing in sight.

9.5am: Altered course N37E. Continually passing floating weed and branches.

0.10pm: Passed large plank.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

5.20pm: Observed deviation of compass 0 55 E. Variation 3 50 E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

11.0pm: Altered course S22W.

[Distance made good: 100 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point, Colon S1E, 103 miles. From Kingston 457 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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6 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.0, Long -80.0

3.50am: Sighted small sail before Starboard beam distant 4 miles approximately.

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns.

6.39am: Observed deviation 1 4 E. Variation 4 0 E.

9.0am: Altered course N32E (9.10 Steady).

10.30am: Divisions. Held divine service.

Noon: Passing large quantities of weed (Foraminifera) [which is rather odd because Foraminifera are small animals with shells - perhaps on the weed].

5.20pm: Observed deviation 0 30 E, Variation 4 0 E. Course N32E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

11.0pm: Altered course S22W.

[Distance made good: 93 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point, Colon S2E, 97 miles. To Kingston 463 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 98F, sea temperature 83F]


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7 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 10.9, Long -80.2

6.5am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.20am: Observed deviation 0 50 E. Variation 4 0 E. Course S22W.

9.15am: Altered course N32E.

10.24am: Stopped. Dropped target. Carried out 1” Aiming rifle practice from After Turret B and X groups.

11.22am: Completed Firing. Secured guns.

11.50am: Stopped, hoisted in target.

0.55pm: Proceeded N32E, 30 revs.

1.0pm: Hands aired bedding.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

6.35pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

10.24pm: Moon Rose.

[Distance made good: 95 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S7E, 92 miles. To Kingston 468 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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8 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.2, Long -79.9

Midnight: Altered course S22W.

6.40am: Altered course N32E.

6.56am: Observed deviation 1 18 E. Variation 4 0 E.

9.45am: Prayers.

10.7am: Dropped target. Course and speed as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice.

11.20am: Practice completed.

11.35am: Stopped. Picked up target.

1.15pm: Set Course N30E, 30 revs.

4.45pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised physical drill.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

11.5pm: Moon rose.

[Distance run through the water: 105.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S2.5W, 109 miles. To Kingston 447 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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9 December 1914

From Off Colon to Rendezvous

Lat 13.3, Long -78.7

2.30am: Watch at night action stations.

6.0am: Daylight - nothing in sight. Secured guns.

6.30am: Altered course N35E. Increased to 69 revs.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers. 6” guns crews at loader. Ordinary Seamen, Gunners and Torpedomen’s class at gun drill.

3.10pm: Sighted cruiser 4 points on port bow. Cruiser [HMS] “Berwick” challenged - replied. Altered course N34W to close.

3.42pm: Stopped. “Berwick” sent boat.

4.5pm: Proceeded N35E 78 revs.

5.20pm: Observed deviation 1 5 E. Variation 2 55 E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Course and Distance made good: N27E 144 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendezvous (4pm) N27E, 32.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Easterly wind force 4 for much of the day, noon temperature 90F, sea temperature 82F]


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10 December 1914

From Rendezvous to Kingston, Jamaica

Lat 17.4, Long -76.7

6.0am: Secured guns. Daylight.

7.0am: Observed deviation 2 degrees E. Variation 1 50 E, Course N2E.

10.5am: Sighted land ahead bearing N7E. Hands employed preparing ship for coaling.

1.25pm: Sighted Plum Point Light House bearing N33W.

2.0pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour, 75 revs.

3.20pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 5 shackles. Found in harbour HM Ships “Princess Royal” and “Edinburgh Castle”.

4.40pm: Received 4 bags of mails. Gave leave to Port watch till 9pm. Collier came alongside.

[Anchor Bearings Kingston: 3.3 cables S16W (true) from Ordnance Pier].

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance made good: 281 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum [Plumb] Point Light House N4W, 32 miles. To Kingston 42 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 745 tons]


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11 December 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8 [estimated]

3.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Part of Watch employed stowing coal bags and cleaning ship’s side.

7.45am: Commenced coaling (Native labour). 930 tons.

8.5am: Sailed “Princess Royal”. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

10.0am: Discharged 3 ratings to hospital.

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Discharged 20 Able Seamen to “Edinburgh Castle”.

2.20pm: Joined ship from “Edinburgh Castle” 30 boys.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 10pm. Leave to boys till 7pm.

4.20pm: Received 50 bags of mails.

6.0pm: Sailed “Edinburgh Castle”.

6.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables 4500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1663 tons]


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12 December 1914

From Jamaica to Rendezvous

Lat 17.3, Long -76.9

1.20am: Finished coaling. Received 930 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 26; 2”]

3.20am: Collier left ship.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.30am: Weighed. 7.50am: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 75 revs.

8.50am: Decreased to 69 revs. 8.53am: Set Course S15E.

9.35am: Working up to 84 revs. 10.0am: Altered course S18W.

0.20pm: Exchanged challenges and replies (“Berwick”).

0.26pm: Sighted 3 funnelled cruiser bearing S15E.

1.0pm: “Berwick” passed to port 9 miles steering Northerly course.

8.30pm: Decreased to 42 revs. Watch at night action stations.

11.10pm: Exercised seaboats crew.

[Distance made good: 50 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rendezvous S24W, 231 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 from 9am onwards, with sea state rough at times. Noon temperature 85F, sea temperature 82F]


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13 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 15.4, Long -77.6

2.0am: Watch at night action stations.

3.20am: Altered course N29E. Decreased to 36 revs.

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns. Nothing in sight.

7.30am: Observed deviation 1 30 W. Variation 4 0 E.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

10.40am: Altered course N75E. Decreased to 30 revs.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

4.35pm: Observed deviation 0 26 W. Variation 2 17 E. Course N75E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

6.20pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

9.0pm: Altered course S21W.

10.10pm: Altered course N23E, turning to Starboard.

10.40pm: Altered course S21W. Turning to Starboard.

11.54pm: Sighted lights of steamer on port bow distant 6 miles steering about NNE.

[Distance made good: 201 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N17E, 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Easterly wind force 4 for most of day]


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14 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 15.1, Long -77.2

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns.

6.43am: Observed deviation 0 46 E. Variation 2 25 E. Course S21W.

7.0am: Turning to port. 7.16am: Course N23E.

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship. Boys at physical drill (30 minutes).

10.30am: Exercised Action.

11.30am: Secured guns.

0.45pm: Altered course N70E. Decreased to 24 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

6.20pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

6.35pm: Sighted steamer 1 point abaft Starboard beam. Proceeded 6 knots turning to port.

7.8pm: Course S5W.

7.25pm: Altered course S20W. 7.30pm: Steamer passed to port 2 miles approximately steering North Easterly course.

[Distance made good: 100 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N8E, 171 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 14.7, Long -77.5

5.50am: Secured guns.

6.0am: Turning to port. 6.25am: Course N23E.

10.0am: Steamer (United Fruit Company) passed to port 13 miles steering Southerly course.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Hands employed chipping paintwork and as requisite. Shorting [?] and local control numbers at drill.

0.50pm: Altered course N65E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action station.

8.0pm: Altered course S20W (turning to Starboard).

9.20pm: Increased to 30 revs.

[Distance made good: 73 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N10E, 195 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Showers at times in am, some rain in pm, north easterly and easterly winds force 4 to 5 through middle of day. Noon temperature 89F, sea temperature 81F]


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16 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 14.4, Long -77.7

6.0am: Altered course to port to N23E.

7.15am: Heavy rain squall.

10.30am: Divisions - Prayers.

1.0pm: Altered course N59E.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Distance made good: 79 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N13E, 218 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly winds force 4 to 6 all day, with sea state rough through middle of day, rain and showers on and off all day]


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17 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 15.0, Long -76.9

5.50am: Daylight. Nothing in sight. Secured guns.

6.0am: Altered course N48E.

7.30am: Observed deviation 0 30 W. Variation 2 30 E.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Altered course to Starboard to S21W.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.20pm: Observed deviation 0 8 E. Variation 2 25 E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

9.5pm: Decreased to 24 revs.

[Distance made good: 57 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N3E, 179 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 14.0, Long -77.6

6.0am: Increased 30 revs, turning to port. 6.10am: Course N35E. Daylight. Secured guns.

6.5am: Observed deviation 1 4 E. Variation 2 45 E.

6.30am: Sighted steamer on port quarter steering N.

7.40am: Hoisted American colours. Steamer showed British colours. 7.45am: Steamer passed 4 miles to port.

8.30am: Exercised Range Finder operators.

10.30am: Exercised Action. 11.30am: Secured.

1.0pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard quarter steering NE distant 10.5 miles. Also smoke of steamer on port quarter (drawing aft).

4.40pm: Sighted medium sized steamer (unknown) showing no colours bearing about ESE, distant 7 miles approximately.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA [Night Action] stations.

[Distance made good: 94 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N11E, 242 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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19 December 1914

[At Sea, though not stated]

Lat 15.1, Long -77.1

5.50am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.16pm: Observed deviation 0 37 W. Variation 2 18 E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

8.18pm: Altered course N4E. Increased to 42 revs.

[Distance made good: 72 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N6E, 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Wind still north easterly force 4 to 5 with showers on and off. Sea state rough in middle of day, with swell. Noon temperature 87F, sea temperature 81.5F]


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20 December 1914

To Kingston Jamaica

Lat 17.4, Long -76.8

6.59am: Increased to 69 revs. 7.10am: Altered course N3W.

7.15am: Observed deviation 1 54 E on Course N3W. Variation 1 52 E.

10.45am: Divisions - Divine Service.

11.0am: Sighted land ahead on both bows.

1.40pm: Sighted Plum Point Light House bearing N.

1.50pm: Communicated with War Signal station.

3.15pm: Altered course N81W and as requisite for entering harbour. Speed 8 knots.

4.40pm: Stopped. Hoisted out picket boat.

4.50pm: Proceeded alongside No 3 wharf East side.

5.20pm: Secured.

6.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Distance made good: 146 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N1E, 32 miles]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 974 tons]


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21 December 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 24’ 6”]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: 32 Hands employed on ship’s side, Bosun’s Rigging and sailmaking party at work. Remainder of hands preparing for coaling.

7.30am: Commenced coaling (Native labour).

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite. Read Warrant No 117, discharged 1 Stoker to prison.

1.0pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.

1.40pm: Watch employed provisioning ship.

4.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

9.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 700 tons.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received 1035 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1664 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 96F, sea temperature 81F]


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22 December 1914

From Jamaica to Colon

Lat 17.6, Long -76.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 7”]

4.45am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.35am: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.5am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

10.0am: Slipped from Jetty.

10.50am: Proceeded 75 revs. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.50am: Set Course S33E, 75 revs.

Noon: WBC [Wireless Books Correct] (Signal Books returned). Sea breeze commenced force 3-4.

1.10pm: Altered course S7W.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised hands at night action stations.

5.10pm: Secured guns.

5.21pm: Observed deviation 0 19 E, Course S7W. Variation 1 50 E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum [Plumb] Point Light House N36W, 3.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 430 lbs, Vegetables 1110 lbs]


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23 December 1914

From Jamaica to Colon

Lat 13.8, Long -78.0

6.0am: Secured guns.

6.51am: Observed deviation 1 35 E, Course S18W. Variation 2 30 E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised physical drill.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Distance made good: 260 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N15E, 260 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind from ENE force 4 to 5 from noon to 6pm, with easterly swell, showers at times during day]


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24 December 1914

From Jamaica to Colon

Lat 10.4, Long -80.0

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns. Nothing in sight.

7.0am: Passing large quantities of weed.

7.30am: Observed deviation 1 degree E. Variation 4 0 E.

9.0am: Decreased to 30 revs.

10.30am: Exercised action. Passing weeds and branches.

11.15am: Secured guns.

0.40pm: Turning to port. 0.55pm: Course N30E.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Physical drill.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

6.50pm: Decreased to 24 revs. Passing branches (trees).

[Course and Distance made good: S30W, 236 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S2E, 62.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 almost all day]


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25 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.3, Long -79.6

6.0am: Secured guns.

7.34am: Observed deviation 0 12 E. Variation 4 0 E.

10.30am: Held Divine Service [presumably to mark Christmas Day, as this is a Friday].

6.35pm: Altered course N41E.

6.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Distance made good: 68.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S9W, 119 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Wind from ENE force 4 or 5 all day, weather fine, noon temperature 88F, sea temperature 81F]


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26 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 11.6, Long -79.9

6.0am: Secured guns. 6.5am: Daylight, turning to Starboard. Increased to 30 revs.

6.30am: Course South.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Nos 118, 119.

6.50pm: Altered course N41E. Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.20pm: Decreased to 24 revs.

[Distance made good: 57 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S1W, 133 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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27 December 1914

At Sea off Colon

Lat 10.4, Long -79.9

4.0am: Altered course S. Increased to 36 revs.

6.20am: Altered course S22E. Increased to 63 revs.

8.0am: Decreased to 54 revs.

10.15am: Divisions. 10.40am: Divine Service.

0.38pm: Altered course S82E. Decreased to 48 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Passing through large quantities of thick weed.

8.5pm: Altered course N25E.

9.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

[Distance made good: 119 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S3W, 63 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[North easterly wind force 4 for most of day, misty for most of pm]


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28 December 1914

To Jamaica

Lat 11.7, Long -78.2

5.50am: Daylight - Nothing in sight. Secured guns.

8.30am: Increased to 54 revs.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Hands employed as requisite.

1.10pm: Decreased to 48 revs.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Read warrants Nos 120, 121.

5.20pm: Observed deviation Nil on Course N25E. Variation 3 10 E.

6.45pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.30pm: Increased to 54 revs.

9.26pm: Altered course N34E.

[Distance made good: 170 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Toro Point Colon S35W, 175 miles (To Kingston 384 miles)]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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29 December 1914

To Jamaica

Lat 14.0, Long -77.2

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.45am: Altered course N25E.

10.15am: Divisions.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[Distance made good: 153 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N7E, 237 miles (From Colon 315 miles)]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Wind from E by N and ENE force 6 or 6-7 all day, with sea state mostly very rough. Fine weather, noon temperature 86F, sea temperature 81F]


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30 December 1914

To Jamaica

Lat 17.9, Long -76.7

6.0am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.45am: Sighted land 0.5 points on port bow.

10.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed flaking down wire hawsers and as requisite.

11.27am: Sighted Plum Point Light House bearing N57W.

11.45am: Communicated with war signal station.

0.25pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

1.38pm: Stopped. 1.40pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 8 fathoms veered 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: S27W, 3.75 cables from Ordnance Pier]

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Leave to Port Watch till 10.0pm.

5.0pm: Received on board 14 bags mails.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 10”]

6.45pm: Patrol landed.

10.15pm: Patrol returned.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Distance made good: 242 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plum Point Light House N55W, 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 924 tons]

[Easterly wind force 5 in am, rain later in day, noon temperature 82F, sea temperature 81F]


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31 December 1914

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 10”]

5.45am: Hands employed preparing for going alongside and coaling.

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded alongside.

7.0am: Secured alongside No 3 Wharf East side. All Signal and W/T books returned.

8.0am: Commenced coaling (Native labour).

8.40am: Hands employed refitting, chipping and as requisite. Second cutters exercised at boat sailing.

11.30am: 2 Ratings joined ship from hospital.

1.30pm: Leave to boys still 7pm.

4.0pm: Special Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

5.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 760 tons.

8.0pm: Patrol landed.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1664 tons]



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 7”]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.50am: Hands employed Painting and cleaning ship.

1.0pm: Paid monthly money.

1.20pm: Hands employed painting ship’s side, refitting and cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch of boys till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Hands to wash clothes.

6.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.10pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1603 lbs]

[Windy in middle of day, rain in pm, noon air and sea temperature 81F]


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2 January 1915

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Divers at work on underwater fittings.

11.0am: Received 2 bags of mails.

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

2.40pm: Discharged 33 Stoker ratings (natives) to shore.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

8.0pm: Landed Patrol.

11.15pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs]


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3 January 1915

At Kingston Jamaica

Lat 18.0, Long -76.8

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

8.30am: Landed 8 RCs [Roman Catholics] church party.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine Service. Church party landed.

10.45am: RC church party returned.

Noon: Church party returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 11pm. Leave to Boys till 7.0pm.

6.25pm: Small Fire occurred in Port foremost 12 pounder magazine (Canteen store). Flooded magazine.

7.0pm: Fire extinguished. Watch employed pumping out magazine.

9.15pm: Patrol landed.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 700 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 93F, sea temperature 81F]


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4 January 1915

From Kingston Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 17.9, Long -76.8 [estimated]

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 11”, Aft 25’ 8”]

5.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Discharged 1 SBA [Sick Berth Attendant] (“Berwick”) to RAMC [Royal Army Medical Corps] Headquarters Camp.

8.40am: Hands employed preparing for sea.

9.0am: Cast off from wharf, proceeded to anchorage.

9.10am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 fathoms veered 3 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: S2E true 2.5 cables from Ordnance Pier]

9.20am: Hands employed oiling and reeling up wire hawsers.

11.20am: Received 2 bags of mails.

11.26am: Weighed and proceeded, Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 70 revs.

0.9pm: Commenced to work up to 13 knots (81 revs).

0.28pm: Set Course S54E. 0.33pm: Streamed Patent Log at zero (Starboard).

2.50pm: Altered course N47E.

3.35pm: Morant Point Light House abeam distant 3.5 miles.

4.30pm: Read Warrant No 122.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at night action stations. 5.0pm: Secured guns.

5.15pm: Observed deviation 1 0 E. Variation 1 8 E, Course N53E.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

10.0pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow, steering SW (approximately), distant 6 miles.

10.30pm: Steamer passed distant 3 miles.

[True Bearing and Distance: Noon. In channel between Gun Cay and Rackum Cay]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 400 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5000 lbs]


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5 January 1915

From Kingston Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 21.7, Long -74.2

0.50am: Medium sized steamer (1 funnel), unknown, laden deeply passed distant 2.5 miles steering Southerly course.

4.45am: Sighted Cape Maysi [Cabo Maysi, Cuba] Light bearing N48W.

6.0am: Daylight - Secured guns. Land about Cape Maysi in sight. Cape Maysi Light House abeam to port 13 miles.

7.9am: Observed deviation 2 13 E. Variation 0 10 W. Course N11W.

7.50am: Sighted steamer on Port bow distant 15 miles (approximately) steering Southerly course.

10.15am: Divisions. Exercised Action.

11.5am: Secured guns.

0.55pm: Sighted Castle Island Light House bearing N25W.

5.0pm: Wind freshening.

5.40pm: Bird Rocks Light (North Crooked Island) abeam to Starboard 3.75 miles.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

11.8pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Distance made good: 327 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Castle Island Light House 343 degrees, 28 miles. To Ireland Island Bermuda 863 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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6 January 1915

From Kingston Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 25.2, Long -72.1

2.46am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

6.10am: Day light. Secured guns.

7.40am: Increased to 81 revs. Observed deviation 0 37 E. Variation 2 0 W. Course N47E.

10.0am: Sighted sail 2 points on Starboard bow.

10.8am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log. 10.21am: Streamed Patent Log.

10.40am: Sail passed to Starboard (4 masted schooner) 4.5 miles, steering south westerly course. Hands employed chipping paintwork, painting magazine and as requisite.

6.20pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

10.35pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log (670.1). 10.45pm: Streamed same.

[Distance made good: 269 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibbs Hill Light House N42E, 578 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Rain and showers in am, winds north easterly in am, south easterly in pm force 4 to 5-6 all day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 75F]


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7 January 1915

From Kingston Jamaica to Bermuda

Lat 28.8, Long -68.4

4.38am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

6.35am: Hauled in Patent Log (on account of weed) showing 748.8.

7.15am: Observed deviation of 0 32 E. Variation 4 45 W.

8.0am: Passing quantities of weed.

10.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Read Warrant No 123.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised physical drill.

9.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

9.15pm: Ship (unknown) passed on Southerly course, distant about 6 miles.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N43E, 295 miles (12.39 knots)]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibbs Hill Light House N42E, 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[South easterly wind force 4 all day, weather fine]


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8 January 1915

From Jamaica to Bermuda.

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8 [estimated]

2.6am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

6.0am: Daylight - Nothing in sight. Secured guns.

9.10am: Sighted land on Port bow, and Gibbs Hill Light House (bearing N).

11.0am: Communicated with war signal station.

11.40am: Decreased 57 revs. Course as requisite for passing through Narrows.

Noon: Increased to 81 revs. Course as requisite.

0.43pm: Decreased 63 revs.

0.49pm: Stopped. Came to with port anchor in [blank] fathoms veered 4 shackles. HMS “Suffolk” and HMAS “Sydney” in harbour.

[Anchor Bearings: North arm breakwater S81W, Stag Rocks Beacon S19W, Hogfish Beacon S6E]

1.30pm: Received 13 bags of mails. “Sydney” sailed.

2.40pm: “Suffolk” sailed.

2.50pm: Weighed and proceeded alongside.

3.15pm: Secured alongside dockyard wall.

[Alongside Dockyard Wall]

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

5.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol. 4 Ratings (Seamen) joined ship from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 961 tons]

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 68F]


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9 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Read Warrants Nos 124, 125. Discharged 2 Ratings to Detention Barracks.

7.45am: All Confidential W/T and signal books returned.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 25’ 0”]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 6pm. 1 Stoker PO joined ship from RNB.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]

[Rain and showers in pm]


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10 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

1.15am: Drew fires in Picket boat.

7.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

9.15am: Hands mustered by Open List.

10.30am: Landed all church parties.

11.30am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am. Leave to boys till 6.0pm.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received 1000 lbs]

[Squally north westerly wind force 4-6 all day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 65F]


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11 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Magazine and Funnel painting parties at work. Carpenter’s party drawing stores. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Carpenter’s Party, sailmakers and gunners parties drawing stores. Remainder of hands painting and as requisite.

11.0am: 40 Dockyard labourers on board for chipping.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am. Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Patrol landed.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 350 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]


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12 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

7.0am: Carpenter’s, Ship’s stewards and dockyard parties at work drawing stores etc.

7.45am: Bosun’s dockyard party at work.

9.0am: Carpenter’s, Bosun’s, Ship’s steward’s party employed drawing stores and provisions. Remainder of hands employed chipping and painting.

11.0am: 40 Dockyard labourers on board for Chipping.

1.15pm: Gunners, Bosuns, Carpenters and ships stewards party drawing stores etc, remainder of hands employed chipping and painting and as requisite.

4.0pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrants Nos 131, 132, 133.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

10.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 380 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs]

[Squally south easterly and southerly winds increasing during day, from force 3 at 4am to force 7 at 8pm and midnight. Barometric pressure falling all day. Rain and showers off and on, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 59F]


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13 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Carpenters dockyard party at work.

9.0am: Bosuns, Carpenters parties at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning, painting ship and as requisite.

11.0am: 40 Dockyard labourers on board for chipping.

1.30pm: Bosun’s, carpenters dockyard parties at work. Remainder of hands employed chipping and painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]

[Barometric pressure falling for most of day (recorded hourly for most of am). Winds mostly south westerly and squally force 8 to 10 for most of day, rain or showers at times. Noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 65F]


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14 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: “Essex” arrived and secured alongside.

2.30pm: One Rating rejoined from Hospital. Engineer Captain Bath and staff left ship for RNB. Commander Bennett left ship for “Essex”.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 11pm. Discharged 1 Ordinary Telegraphist to “Essex”.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 884 tons]

[Wind moderating from force 7-8 in am to force 3 at midnight, mostly north westerly, barometric pressure rising for most of day]


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15 January 1915

At Bermuda

Lat 32.3, Long -64.8

6.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

[Anchor bearings: Stag Rocks Beacon S25W, Ireland Point N60W, Clock Tower S84W]

7.25am: Slipped from Jetty and proceeded as requisite.

7.56am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms in Grassy Bay veered 4 shackles.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 25’ 0”]

8.30am: “Charybdis” arrived and secured alongside dockyard. Collier “Portreath” came alongside.

9.40am: Discharged 1 Private RMLI to “Essex”.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

5.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 820 tons. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 11pm. Starboard watch and remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30pm: Captain Caddell RGA [Royal Garrison Artillery] joined ship for passage.

7.50pm: Veered to 5 shackles.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: 1670 tons]


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16 January 1915

From Bermuda to Plymouth

Lat 32.4, Long -64.5

1.15am: Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Draught of water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 8”]

7.0am: 11 Rating joined ship from “Charybdis”, 1 Able Seaman discharged to “Charybdis”.

7.15am: Collier “Portreath” left ship.

8.40am: Hands employed preparing for sea.

8.50am: Received mails for England “Essex” 2 bags, “Charybdis” 1 Bag, Commander-in-Chief 1 bag.

9.10am: Drew fires in Picket boat.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.0am: Outer Fairway buoy abeam. 11.2am: Set course S53E, 66 revs.

11.14am: Altered course N82E.

1.40pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard beam distant about 12 miles steering Westerly course.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Night action stations.

5.0pm: Observed deviation 1 30 W. Variation 9 40 W.

5.10pm: Secured guns.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Light House S82W, 9.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 21]

[Fresh Beef Received: 920 lbs]

[North westerly wind force 5 or 6 from noon onwards, sea state rough at times, with swell, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 68F]


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17 January 1915

From Bermuda to Plymouth

Lat 33.5, Long -60.1

2.0am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

6.30am: Daylight - Nothing in sight. Secured guns.

10.0am: Held Divine Service.

4.35pm: Observed deviation 1 10 W. Variation 14 45 W.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA [Night Action] Stations.

11.35pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N72E, 237 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S73W, 245 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Wind from NNW force 4-6 to 6-7 in am, from N force 7 or 6 for most of pm, sea state very rough in pm. Weather fine, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 66F]


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18 January 1915

From Bermuda to Plymouth

Lat 34.6, Long -56.1

3.1am: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

6.30am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.50am: Observed deviation 0 20 E. Variation 16 35 W.

10.0am: Ordinary Seamen at gun drill. Remainder of hands chipping and as requisite.

2:45pm: Wind increasing.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA Stations.

6.5pm: Sighted steamer 3 points on Starboard bow.

6.15pm: Steamer (unknown) passed to Starboard 2 miles steering Westerly course.

8.25pm: Sighted steamer (unknown) distant 8 miles on Starboard bow steering westwards.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 7 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N72E, 212 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S73W, 453 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Northerly wind force 6 to 8 for most of day, sea state very rough to high]


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19 January 1915

From Bermuda to Plymouth

Lat 35.8, Long -52.7

3.30am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

6.35am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.30am: Steamer passed to port distant 6 miles steering Westerly course. Hands employed chipping paintwork and as requisite.

3.0pm: Passing rain showers.

3.35pm: Observed deviation 1 15 W. Variation 19 30 W.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

11.5pm: Sighted steamer 1 point on Starboard bow.

11.42pm: Altered course 4 points to Starboard to avoid steamer.

11.50pm: Steamer passed to port 0.5 miles.

11.57pm: Resumed course N82E.

[Course and Distance made good: N67.6E, 182 miles (7.65 knots)]

[True Bearing and Distance: St David’s Head S71W, 635 miles]

[North easterly wind force 7 to 8-9 for most of day, with sea state high. Showers at times, noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 67F]


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20 January 1915

From Bermuda to Plymouth

Lat 37.0, Long -49.3

3.0am: Put clocks on 6 minutes. Exercised sea (or boarding) boats crew.

6.0am: Wind veering. Heavy rain squall.

6.10am: Sighted steamer on port quarter steering E, distant 5 miles (approximately).

6.30am: Steamer altered course to SE and crossed “Lancaster’s” wake distant 3 miles (approximately).

6.45am: Hoisted American colours.

8.0am: Hauled down same.

7.35am: Observed deviation 0 40 W, Course N82E. Variation 20 45 W.

9.0am: Overhauled and examined coaling gear.

10.0am: Wind veering.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.20am: Exercised Action. 11.20am: Secured guns.

1.8pm: Increased to 66 revs, altered course S72E.

1.30pm: Sighted steamer 3 points on Starboard bow.

1.35pm: Hoisted American colours. 1.45pm: Steamer passed to Starboard, distant 4.5 miles steering Westerly course. Steamer flew American colours.

1.50pm: Hauled down American colours.

4.20pm: Observed deviation 1 30 W. Variation 22 0 W.

9.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

10.30pm: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

10.45pm: Sharp rain squall.

[Course and Distance made good: N65.5E, 178 miles = 7.5 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plymouth N67.5E, 2104 miles]

[Wind and sea moderating in early am, rain, showers and mist on and off all day]


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21 January 1915

From Bermuda to Fayal

Lat 37.4, Long -44.8

2.16am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

6.30am: Daylight - Nothing in sight - Secured guns.

10.15am: Divisions - Prayers.

10.30am: Exercised action. 11.10am: Secured guns.

2.0pm: Wind veering.

4.26pm: Observed deviation 1 44 W. Variation 23 30 W. Course S70E.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Physical drill.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

11.16pm: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N84.5E, 215.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fayal [Azores] N85E, 770 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Mist and showers on and off from noon. Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 67F]


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22 January 1915

At Bermuda to Fayal

Lat 37.9, Long -39.4

1.30am: Watch at night action stations. Main steaming light and bow lights burning.

3.15am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

6.40am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.0am: Sighted sailing vessel (?) on Starboard quarter distant 10 miles. Steering North Easterly course.

10.0am: Divisions. Ordinary Seamen at gun drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.25pm: Observed deviation 1 40 W. Variation 24 30 W. Course S70E.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

7.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N82.5E, 258 miles = 10.9 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fayal N85.5E, 510 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Mist and rain on and off in am, clear weather in pm, barometric pressure relatively high and steady]


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23 January 1915

From Bermuda to Fayal

Lat 38.2, Long -34.1

3.15am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

6.35am: Daylight. Secured guns.

9.17am: Helm jammed for 0.5 minutes.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for coaling.

4:30pm: Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N85.5E, 255 miles = 10.78 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fayal (SE point) N86E, 256 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 913 tons]

[Barometric pressure consistently high, rain on and off during day, noon air and sea temperature 62F]


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24 January 1915

From Bermuda to Horta - Fayal

Lat 38.5, Long -28.6 [estimated]

3.0am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

3.30am: Exercised sea boats crew.

5.50am: Sighted Capellinhos [Capelinhos] Light bearing S47E.

7.35am: Capellinhos Light House abeam.

9.0am: Course and speed as requisite. 9.17am: Stopped. Picked up pilot.

9.30am: Came to with Port anchor. Fired salute of 21 guns. Shore battery returned same.

9.39am: Weighed Port [anchor], shifted berth.

10.0am: Came to with Port anchor in 18 fathoms veered 5 shackles in Horta Bay, Fayal.

10.30am: Small coal lighter came alongside. Hands employed coaling ship.

[Anchor Bearings Horta: Breakwater (end) S72W, Castello N33W, Gasworks chimney S36W]

pm: Hands coaling ship.

5.45pm: Veered cable to 6 shackles.

11.35pm: Finished coaling. Received 380 tons.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1237 tons]


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25 January 1915

From Fayal to Plymouth

Lat 39.3, Long -28.2

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 9”, Aft 24’ 5”]

6.15am: Hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded, Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 72 revs.

7.50am: Altered course N53E.

9.24am: Rosales Point abeam 5 miles. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

2.0pm: Wind Freshening.

4.30pm: Evening quarters.

5.40pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.20pm: Rolled - to Starboard 21 degrees, to Port 5 degrees.

11.19pm: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

[Distance made good: 48.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz Reel [Reef?] Light House (Graciosa) S30E, 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[North westerly wind force 4 for most of pm, force 6 at midnight (when sea state rough), mostly overcast, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 59F]


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26 January 1915

From Fayal to Plymouth

Lat 41.4, Long -23.2

2.50am: Put clocks on 6 minutes.

6.0am: Maximum roll to Starboard 30 degrees - to port 18 degrees.

6.30am: Daylight. Secured guns.

7.40am: Observed deviation 0 13 W. Variation 21 45 W.

10.0am: Maximum roll to Starboard 31 degrees, to port 16 degrees.

3.0pm: Maximum roll to Starboard 30 degrees, to port 19 degrees.

5.0pm: Burning proper navigation lights.

6.0pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

7.0pm: Maximum roll to Starboard 25 degrees, to port 13 degrees.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: N61E, 265 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plymouth N56E, 949 miles]

[Number on sick list: 19]

[Squally north westerly wind between force 6-7 and force 10 during the day, with sea state high. Rain and showers on and off, barometric pressure fluctuating during day (some measurements aneroid, some from mercurial barometer). Noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 55F]


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27 January 1915

From Fayal to Plymouth

Lat 43.6, Long -18.1

3.25am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

5.0am: Wind and sea decreasing.

6.30am: Daylight. Secured guns.

11.30am: Increased to 75 revs. Sighted steamer 3 points on Starboard bow.

0.15pm: Steamer passed to Starboard steering west south westerly course, distant 5 miles.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Observed deviation 0 35 E. Variation 20 40 W.

5.40pm: Darkened ship.

7.0pm: Watch at night action stations.

11.0pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

11.30pm: Wind backed to WSW.

11.50pm: Wind veered to NNW.

[Course and Distance made good: N60E, 257 miles = 10.81 knots]

[True Bearing and Distance: Plymouth N54.5E, 697 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Wind mostly north westerly until late pm, force 7-8 at 4am, wind and sea reducing thereafter, north westerly swell for most of day. Rain and showers on and off, hail at times in evening. Barometric pressure falling during day, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 54F]


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28 January 1915

From Fayal to Plymouth

Lat 46.2, Long -13.0

3.0am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

4.45am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

10.0am; Steamer moderate size (1 funnel) unknown passed distant about 5 miles, Course (approximate) SSW.

11.0am: Wind dropping and veering.

11.45am: Wind NE.

4.30pm: Evening quarters. Exercised “Fire Stations”.

5.45pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

9.30pm: Wind freshening.

11.10pm: Put clocks on 16 minutes.

11.30pm: Steamer (unknown) passed distant about 3 miles, Course SW approximately.

[Course and Distance made good: N54.5E, 270 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Wind mostly north westerly in am, of variable force, south easterly mostly force 4-5 in pm. Barometric pressure falling until noon, then starting to rise. Rain and showers on and off all day]


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29 January 1915

From Fayal to Plymouth

Lat 48.9, Long -7.6

1.0am: Sighted steamer 4 points on Starboard bow steering South Westerly course, distant 8 miles (approximately).

3.4am: Put clocks on 16 minutes.

7.15am: Increased to 78 revs. Daylight. Nothing in sight, secured guns.

9.30am: Gun watch closed up to guns. Special lookouts placed. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Commenced to work up to 87 revs.

1.40pm: Passed Norwegian barque distant 1.25 miles to port. Hoisted USA colours.

2.20pm: Speed 87 revs. Wind veering and dropping.

2.45pm: Passed Dutch SS Magdelena [?] distant 0.5 miles. Course South (approximately).

3.35pm: Increased to 100 revs. 3.45pm: Speed 100 revs, 16 knots.

4.0pm: Sighted HMS “Diana” ahead, armed merchantman on port bow, 1 steamer and 1 schooner on port bow.

4.5pm: Challenged but challenges and replies unintelligible.

5.0pm: Steamer passed to Starboard distant 1.5 miles.

5.15pm: Sighted HMS Talbot 4 points on port bow.

5.20pm: Steamer to port 2 miles.

5.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to night action stations.

5.56pm: Sighted Wolf Rock Light bearing N14E.

6.0pm: Read warrant No 135.

6.19pm: Altered course S73E.

7.26pm: Lizard Light abeam 9.5 miles, altered course N83E.

8.21pm: Put clocks on 14 minutes.

9.40pm: Sighted Eddystone Light bearing N68E.

11.0pm: Course and speeds as requisite for entering Plymouth Sound.

11.17pm: Breakwater Light abeam.

11.22pm: Stopped. Pilot came on board.

11.30pm: Taken in tow of tug for passage up Hamoaze.

11.34pm: Proceeded 40 revs (in tow) courses as requisite for proceeding up Hamoaze. Pilot in charge.

[Course and Distance made good: N54E, 270 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: N57E, 160 miles]

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 617 tons]

[Weather much quieter today, misty in pm, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 46F]


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30 January 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Midnight: Course and speeds as requisite for passing up Hamoaze, Conducted by tug.

0.15am: Stopped. Secured to No 6 buoy.

0.30pm: Secured guns.

[At No 6 Buoy Hamoaze]

6.0am: Hands employed shipping port bower boom and cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 8”]

8.0am: All signal booked returned.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship. Received 76 bags of mails.

10.20am: Lieutenant Commander Williamson joined ship.

1.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes. Two ratings discharged to hospital. Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

11.45pm: Hailed guard boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 369 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Noon temperature 36F, sea temperature 41F]


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31 January 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[No 6 buoy Hamoaze]

0.10am: Picket boat drew fires.

5.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

9.20am: Landed RC church party.

9.30am: Divisions. 10.10am: Divine service.

10.20am: Landed church parties.

11.30am: RC church party returned.

0.30pm: Church parties returned. Received 7 bags mails.

1.30pm: Leave to port watch till 7am. Leave to boys till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.45pm: Landed patrol.

10.0pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Rain and showers until 4pm]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[No 6 buoy]

0.20am: Hailed guard boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of water: Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 7”]

9.5am: Divisions and prayers. Discharged 18 Ratings to barracks, 1 rating to detention. Read Warrant No 134.

am: Carpenters dockyard party at work [?, indistinct word], bosun’s party refitting guard rails and oiling main derrick purchase and topping lift wires. Remainder of hands employed chipping paintwork and as requisite.

0.40pm: Slipped from buoy. Ship shifted to No 5 basin. Hands employed shifting ship.

4.15pm: Proceeded into No 9 dock.

5.15pm: Secured in No 9 dock.

5.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am. Discharged 1 signal rating to barracks.

[In No 9 dock]

7.10pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 725 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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2 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

0.15am: Patrol returned.

8.40am: Ship’s stewards party at work.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

9.20am: Hands employed dismounting guns, chipping paintwork and as requisite.

1.0pm: Paid monthly money.

1.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital. Carpenters party employed drawing stores. Gunners and Ships Stewards parties at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

3.10pm: Drew fires in picket boat.

4.30pm: Special leave to port watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

11.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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3 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

9.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed scraping and painting mess deck and as requisite. Gunner’s Party dismounting 6” guns. Carpenters and Bosun’s parties employed drawing stores.

1.10pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

2.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 727 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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4 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

9.0am: Bosun’s, Gunners, Carpenters, Ship’s Stewards parties at work drawing stores and provisions etc. Remainder of hands employed chipping and painting mess deck and as requisite.

11.45am: Payed boys weekly money.

1.10pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Leave to port watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Raining all day, noon temperature 48F]


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5 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

7.45am: [HMS] “Talbot” sailed.

9.0am: Gunner’s, Bosun’s, Carpenter’s parties at work in dockyard, Ship’s Stewards’ party provisioning ship, remainder of hands employed, scraping and painting mess deck.

1.30pm: Gunner’s, Bosun’s, Carpenter’s parties drawing stores, ship’s stewards’ party provisioning ship, remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 690 lbs]


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6 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

6.0am: Ship’s Stewards party employed stowing provisions, remainder of hands cleaning ship.

9.0am: Gunner’s, Carpenter’s, Ship’s steward’s parties at work, remainder of hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Leave to port watch till 7.0am.Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

4.20pm: Washed clothes.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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7 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

9.30am: Divisions. Divine service.

10.30am: Received 5 bags of mails.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am. Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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8 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 9 dock]

7.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

8.45am: Gunners and Carpenters parties drawing and returning stores. Remainder of hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 2”, Aft 24’ 8”]

10.45am: Left No 9 dock.

0.30pm: Secured to No 8 buoy.

1.30pm: Discharged 8 Seamen Ratings to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

1.45pm: Coal lighters came alongside. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

3.0pm: 8 boys joined ship from RNB.

[At No 8 buoy]

4.30pm: Gave special leave to Port watch till 10.30pm. Starboard watch employed preparing for coaling.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 680 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 510 tons]

[Drizzle late in day, south westerly wind force 6-7 at midnight]


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9 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 8 buoy]

1.30am: Hailed guard boat.

5.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.15am: Hands employed coaling ship.

9.40am: Standing patrol returned.

10.30am: Landed standing patrol.

pm: Hands employed coaling ship.

3.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 990 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 9”]

5.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

5.20pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

6.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

11.20pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: 1490 tons]


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10 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[At No 8 buoy]

0.53am: Hailed guard boat.

1.40am: Hailed guard boat.

2.55am: Hailed guard boat.

5.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Gunners party getting up 12 pounder shell. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.45am: Carpenters, Gunners, Boatswain’s, Engineers dockyard parties at work. Remainder of hands employed hoisting in Admirals barge and cleaning ship.

10.10am: 2 Ratings joined ship.

pm: Gunners, Carpenters parties at work in dockyard, Ammunition party employed returning 12 pounder ammunition. Issued winter clothing.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.50pm: 1 Rating joined ship.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

11.40pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 685 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]

[Rain and hail at times, noon temperature 48F, sea temperature 44F]


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11 February 1915

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.0am and 9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.30pm: 2 Ratings discharged to RNB. Hands to make and mend cloths.

4.10pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Evening quarters. Exercised at night action stations. Hands employed preparing for sea.

10.5pm: Slipped from buoy. Proceeded down harbour in tow of tug. Pilot in charge.

11.10pm: Slipped tug. 11.14pm: Stopped, dropped Pilot. Switched off Navigation Lights.

11.18pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite, 42 revs.

11.35pm: Set Course S18W. 11.40pm: Increased 87 revs. 11.50pm: Increased 94 revs.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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12 February 1915

From Devonport to Queenstown

Lat 50.6, Long -7.4

1.38am: Lizard Light bore N72W.

2.47am: Lizard Light abeam. 2.51am: Altered course N77W.

4.0am: Wolf Rock Light bore N35W.

5.15am: Wolf Rock Light abeam 12.5 miles.

5.20am: Sighted Bishop Rock Light bearing N52W.

5.30am: Sighted St Mary’s and Round Island lights.

6.51am: Bishop Rock Light abeam 11.5 miles.

6.56am: Altered course N58W. 7.11am: Altered course S77W. 7.26am: Altered course N58W. 7.43am: Altered course N8W.

8.0am: Decreased to 87 revs.

[From 8.15am Courses Alternately N16E, N32W; distance run on each course = 3.5 miles (15 minutes at 14 knots). On N32W deviation 2 degrees E. On N16E deviation 2 degrees W]

[Log records all changes of course while zigzagging]

9.30am: Liner (unknown) British flag, funnel and upperworks yellow, hull black, passed Course WSW (approximately).

10.20am: Two floating objects passed on Starboard hand (1 cask shape, 1 box-shaped).

10.40am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised Action.

11.20am: Secured guns.

Noon: Watch at action stations.

[Altering course alternately N16E, N32W every 15 minutes. Run on each course 3.5 miles]

3.30pm: Smoke of Steamer bearing NW.

3.55pm: Sighted land bearing N10W.

4.25pm: Put clocks back 25 minutes.

6.35pm: Sighted Daunt Rock Light, altered course N24E.

6.47pm: Decreased 48 revs. Communicated with War Signal Station.

7.0pm: Sighted Roche Point Light, altered course N3E.

7.15pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

8.0pm: Course as requisite (and speeds) for coming to anchor in Queenstown Harbour.

8.25pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms veered 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Spit Light N47W, Spike Island (2 Red Lights) S85W, Dognose Quay S2W]

[Course and Distance made good: 174 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Roche Point N24W, 82 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]


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13 February 1915

At Queenstown [in Ireland, now Cobh]

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3 [estimated]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 3”]

11.5am: Weighed and proceeded up harbour. Course as requisite, 63 revs.

11.40am: Secured to No 4 buoy.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 6.45am. Landed Patrol.

11.30pm: Patrol returned.

11.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 667 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1344 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1271 tons]

[Squally easterly wind force 7 or 7-8 at 6am and 8am, then reducing, rain for much of day. Barometric pressure low and falling until 8am (down to 28.46 over 53), then starting to rise. Noon temperature 38F, sea temperature 44F]


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14 February 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.25am: RCs church party landed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.0am: Divine Service.

0.10pm: Slipped from buoy. Tug secured alongside. Proceeded alongside wharf.

0.40pm: Secured alongside.

3.0pm: Shifted berth. 3.45pm: Secured alongside in basin.

4.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.20pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 18]


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15 February 1915

At Haulbowline Dockyard

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

3.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.15am: Starboard watch proceeded on leave until noon February 23rd.

5.50am: Banked fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.40am: HMS “Surly” secured to No 4 buoy.

9.0am: Gunners Party employed dismounting B1 gun. Remainder of hands employed refitting and as requisite.

10.45am: Held court of inquiry.

1.30pm: Shifted berth. 2.0pm: Secured ship.

3.30pm: Court adjourned.

4.0pm: Shifted ship into dry dock. 4.50pm: Secured in Dry dock.

5.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Leave to First Part Port watch till 6.45am.

6.10pm: Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 425 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2500 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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16 February 1915

At Haulbowline Dockyard

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

9.0am: Gunners dismounting party at work. Ship dry docked. Remainder of hands employed scrubbing ships bottom.

0.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ships bottom.

1.10pm: Gunners dismounting and Carpenters parties at work.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.0pm: Leave to Second Part Port watch till 7.15am.

6.50pm: Landed Patrol.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Patrol returned. Draw fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 340 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]

[Windy (force 6-7) at noon, then moderating, rain for rest of day]


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17 February 1915

At Haulbowline Dockyard

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.0am: Gunners dismounting and carpenters parties at work. Remainder of hands employed surveying cable.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Stations. Leave to First Part Port watch till 7.15am.

6.30pm: Landed Patrol.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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18 February 1915

At Haulbowline Dockyard

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

7.0am: Gunners dismounting party at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Gunners dismounting party at work on Y1 gun. Bosun’s party employed testing boat slings. Remainder of hands clearing up dry dock.

4.30pm: Leave to Second Part Port watch till 7.15am. Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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19 February 1915

At Haulbowline Dockyard

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.0am: Gunner’s party dismounting guns, Carpenter’s party clearing out cable lockers. Hands employed scraping paintwork.

5.0pm: Leave to First part Port Watch till 7am.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 250 lbs, Bread Received: 350 lbs]


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20 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

5.45am and 9.0am: Gunner’s and ammunition party at work. Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

1.0pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to Second part Port Watch till 7.15am and boys till 7pm.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

11.0pm: Patrol returned. Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Bread Received: 750 lbs]


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21 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.40am: Divisions. 9.50am: Landed RCs (6).

10.15am: Landed Wesleyans (4). 10.30am: Landed C of E party (55).

11.0am: RCs returned.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to First part Port Watch till 10.30pm and to boys till 7pm.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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22 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.0am: Gunner’s party dismounting BII and XI and drawing rifle cases. Hands employed chipping paintwork and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Second part Port Watch till 7.15am.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No 136.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 574 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2500 lbs, Bread Received: 400 lbs]

[Snow showers at noon when temperature 37F]


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23 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

5.40am: Gunner’s party dismounting guns and packing rifles. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Lit fires in steam pinnace.

9.0am: Hands employed dismounting 6” guns and hauling up Picket Boat on slip.

10.30am: Discharged to Hospital 1 Private RM [Royal Marines].

11.45am: Long leave men returned.

1.15pm: Hands made and mended clothes.

1.45pm: Port watch went on long leave (eight days).

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

[Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 39F]


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24 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

6.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship and packing rifles.

9.0am: Hands employed dismounting guns and chipping paintwork.

1.30pm: Hands employed chipping paintwork.

4.30pm: Leave to First part Starboard Watch till 7.15am.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters. Tested fire arrangements.

6.30pm: Landed patrol.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Fresh Beef Received: 352 lbs, Bread Received 400 lbs]


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25 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.0am: Hands employed dismounting guns, painting boats and chipping paintwork.

0.30pm: Received from “Colleen” [more information about HMS Colleen here] 2 prisoners (7 day’s cells).

1.10pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and stowing cables.

4.30pm: Leave to Second part Starboard Watch till 7.15am.

4.45pm: Watch employed stowing cables.

4.50pm: Read Warrant No 137.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Bread Received: 400 lbs]


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26 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and dismounting guns.

9.0am: Gunner’s and Carpenter’s parties drawing stores. Hands employed chipping paintwork.

11.0am: Discharged to Hospital 3 ratings.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 138. Leave to First part Starboard Watch till 7am.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

9.30pm: Received 19 bags of mail (parcels).

11.0pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 184 miles]

[Rain from noon to 8pm, noon temperature 44F]


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27 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.0am: Hands employed with Carpenter, Boatswain and Gunner and painting boats.

10.10am: Discharged to Hospital 1 rating.

1.30pm: Leave to Boys till 6 pm. Hands employed preparing to strike topmasts.

4.30pm: Special leave to Second part Starboard Watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire stations.

[Fresh Beef Received: 180 lbs, Bread Received: 660 lbs]


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28 February 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.30am: Divisions.

9.50am: Landed RCs [Roman Catholics].

10.15am: Landed Wesleyans.

10.30am: C of E [Church of England] party landed.

11.0am: RCs returned.

11.50am: Church parties returned.

1.30pm: Leave to First part Starboard Watch till 7am and to boys till 6.15pm.

5.0pm: Evening Quarters.

6.0pm: Landed patrol.

10.45pm: Patrol returned.


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[Log page for 1 March 1915, only filled in for am, then signed by Captain D’Oyly]

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[In dry dock]

6.0am: Hands employed striking main topmast and topgallant mast.

9.0am: Hands employed with Carpenter and Boatswain and striking maintopmast.


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[Left hand side of back cover of log book]

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[Right hand side of back cover of logbook]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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[Left hand side of front cover of Copy of Log for HMS Lancaster for March 1915, “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” (initials by words crossed through)]

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[Right hand side of front cover of log, signed by W Begg, Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer]

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[Page with historical data of coal consumption, obtained between 1904 and 1912. Also data for “Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded” (Distance run per hour, Coal expended for all purposes per hour and Distance run per ton of coal, for 10, 18, 19, 29 and 30 March 1915). Signed by Captain WH D’Oyly, 1st April 1915. HMS “Minotaur” 15th April 1915, Submitted, observing [signed] J Wilson [probably] Engineer Commander; Forwarded HMS “Minotaur” 15 April 1915, signed H Loftus Tottenham, Rear-Admiral]


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1 March 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[In dry dock]

6.0am: Hands employed striking fore topgallant mast.

8.45am: Carpenter’s Party and Rigging Party at work.

9.0am: Hands employed striking main topmast and topgallant mast.

4.30pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard watch till 7.0am.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Fresh Beef Received: 347 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1420 lbs, Bread Received: 340 lbs]


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2 March 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[In dry dock]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Gunners party at work.

9.0am: Carpenter’s Party employed drawing stores. Boatswain’s Party at work about rigging. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.15pm: Gunners, Carpenters and Boatswains Parties at work. Remainder of hands employed about boats and as requisite.

4.10pm: Landed small patrol.

4.30pm: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch till 7.15am.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

10.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Bread Received: 900 lbs]


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3 March 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[In dry dock]

9.0am: Gunners Party and Carpenter’s Party at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.0am: 49 Ratings joined ship from Portsmouth Depot.

1.15pm: 4 Stokers, 1 Private RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] joined ship from Pembroke Depot. Carpenters, Gunners and Bosuns parties at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning fire store.

4.10pm: Landed small patrol.

4.30pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard watch till 7.15am.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Fire Stations.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Fresh Beef Received: 587 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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4 March 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[In dry dock]

6.15am: Gunners Party at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Boatswain’s, Gunners Parties and Carpenters Chipping Party at work. Remainder of hands employed Painting Ship.

1.15pm: Boatswain’s, Gunners and Carpenters Chipping Party at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.20pm: Port watch returned from long leave.

4.45pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7.15am.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.20pm: Landed Large Patrol (Marines).

5.50pm: Large Patrol returned.

6.15pm: Landed Patrol.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Fresh Beef Received: 128 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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5 March 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[In dry dock]

6.0am: Hands employed swaying main topmast and cleaning ship.

8.20am: Boatswain’s, Gunners and Carpenters Parties at work. Remainder of hands employed Painting ship.

1.20pm: Paid monthly money. Hands employed as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.15am. Landed Patrol. Read warrants Nos 139, 140.

8.30pm: Darken Ship.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 360 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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6 March 1915

At Haulbowline

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

6.0am: Gunners Party at work dismounting 12 Pounder guns. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Commenced flooding dry dock.

8.40am: Ship floated.

9.0am: Gunners party dismounting 12 pounder guns. Remainder of hands employed painting ship.

9.30am: Shifted ship from dock.

10.0am: Secured alongside “Ariadne” [presumably HMS] in basin.

1.0pm: Gunners, Boatswains and Carpenters Parties at work. Remainder of hands employed Painting ship and preparing for coaling. Landed Band to attend funeral

2.0pm: Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

4.40pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.15am.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Shifted ship out of basin.

6.20pm: Secured alongside jetty.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

10.20pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 1300 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1159 tons]


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7 March 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 24’ 9”]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

8.0am: Tugs came alongside. Shifted ship.

8.20am: Secured to No 4 buoy.

[At No 4 buoy]

10.10am: Collier “Ramsgarth” secured alongside.

10.40am: Commenced coaling.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 500 tons.

3.50pm: Collier “Ramsgarth” left ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 4”]

5.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.15am. Landed Patrol.

6.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.35pm: Patrol returned.

11.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1650 tons]


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8 March 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[At No 4 buoy]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Boatswain’s rigging party employed overhauling and repairing coaling gear. Gunners Party employed getting up 3 pounder and 12 pounder ammunition. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.45am: Gunners party at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

1.0pm: 35 Stoker Ratings discharged to Portsmouth and Chatham depots.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch till 7.15am.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 141.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

6.50pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

10.50pm: Patrol returned.

11.5pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 348 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 44F, sea temperature 46F]


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9 March 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

[At No 4 buoy]

1.25am: Hailed Patrol boat.

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.20am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Fire Stations.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.0am: Swung ship for correction of compasses.

1.10pm: Gunners and Boatswains Parties at work. Remainder of hands cleaning, painting and scraping ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.15am.

5.30pm: Landed Patrol.

6.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.30pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1750 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5000 lbs]


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10 March 1915

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

0.45am: Drew fires in Picket boat.

4.20am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.30am: Arrived HMS “Juno”.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.5am: Divisions - Prayers. Gunners, Bosun’s parties at work. Read stations for Abandon ship. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

11.20am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

11.35am: Discharged 1 rating to Detention Barracks.

1.15pm: Gunners’ Party at work getting up ammunition. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 4”]

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Exercised at night action stations.

5.15pm: Secured guns.

5.20pm: Hands employed preparing for sea.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.5pm: Slipped from buoy and proceeded. Courses and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.15pm: Watch to night action stations.

9.50pm: Roche Point abeam. Switched off Navigation Lights. Working up to 88 revs,

10.0pm: Set Course S8W - 88 revs.

11.33pm: Altered course S81W.

Midnight: Wind freshening.

[Number on sick list: 12]


THE VOYAGES OF HMS LANCASTER
Grand Fleet operations

JP map Lancaster UK

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11 March 1915

From Queenstown to Scapa Flow

Lat 51.4, Long -11.8

4.25am: Altered course N72W.

6.15am: Daylight - Nothing in sight. Posted submarine lookouts.

7.30am: Observed deviation 1 degree E. Variation 20 00 W. Passed SS “Anglo Columbian” 3000 yards on Port beam.

8.0am: Exchanged signals with SS “Anglo-Columbian”.

9.14am: Altered course N9W.

10.30am: Sighted steam trawler 1 point before starboard beam distant 7 miles.

10.40am: Prayers - Exercised Action.

11.25am: Secured guns.

0.40pm: Altered course N21W. Submarine lookouts posted.

2.6pm: Altered course N27E.

3.40pm: Observed deviation 0 15 E, on Course N27E. Variation 21 8 W.

7.0pm: Watch to night action stations. Darkened ship.

[Distance made good: 178 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Great Skellig N64E, 53 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Wind north westerly force 4 to 5-6 in am, north easterly force 5 for much of pm, showers through middle of day. Noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 50F]


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12 March 1915

From Queenstown to Scapa Flow

Lat 56.5, Long -10.4

2.0am: Wind and sea decreasing.

5.30am: Sighted two steamers on port beam (HMS “Venus” and “Heroic”). Challenged and communicated with same.

6.0am: Placed submarine lookouts.

10.10am: Observed deviation 0 30 W. Variation 21 40 W.

10.15am: Reduced to 60 revs. 10.20am: Exercised Action.

10.39am: Dropped target. Course and speed as requisite for carrying out firing with 6” sub-calibre guns.

11.15am: Finished firing. Target S20W 0.5 miles.

11.17am: Set Course N40E. 88 revs.

2.30pm: Sighted steamer on Starboard beam distant 6 miles (approximately) steering Southerly course.

4.0pm: Sighted sail 6 points before Starboard beam distant 10 miles.

4.45pm: Evening quarters - Physical drill. Submarine look outs posted.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

11.15pm: Sounded in 64 fathoms. 11.20pm: Altered course N15W.

Midnight: Sounding every 20 minutes.

[Distance made good: 315 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Barra Head Light House N77E, 93 miles]

[Number in sick list: 12]

[Showers then mist and fog until 3pm, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 49F]


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13 March 1915

From Queenstown to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.7, Long -9.1

4.50am: Ran into Fog bank. 5.0am: Fog lifted.

[All changes of course, every 20 minutes, recorded from 5.20am to 6.10pm]

5.45am: Placed submarine lookouts.

6.0am: Daylight. Fog at intervals.

[Course altered every 20 minutes to N73W and N29W alternatively. Distance on each course = 3.25 miles]

7.30am: Wind Increasing.

9.0am: Altered course S67E (mean course).

[Mean Course altered to S67E. Steering E and S44E alternatively]

9.40am: Log line carried away. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.30am: Altered course S60E (mean course).

[Mean course altered to S60E. Steering S83E and S37E alternatively]

0.10pm: Commenced sounding.

2.0pm: Sounding every half hour.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Sounding every 30 minutes.

6.0pm: Sounding every 20 minutes.

6.10pm: Altered course S60E. Decreased to 63 revs.

6.37pm: Sighted Butt of Lewis Light S3E.

6.20pm: Darkened ship. Watch at night action stations.

9.15pm: Commenced sounding.

10.20pm: Port sounding wire carried away.

10.38pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

10.53pm: Sighted Cape Wrath Light bearing S15E.

11.0pm: Altered course N66W.

[No information on Distance run through the Water or log readings in am]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flannan Island Light House S63E, 54 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Wind mostly north westerly, force 4 or 5 for much of day, misty most of the time, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 48F]


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14 March 1915

From Queenstown to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -8.5

3.5am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

[Zig zagging from 5.30am, altering course every 20 minutes until 6.50pm, all changes of course recorded in log]

5.45am: Placed submarine lookouts.

6.15am Daylight.

11.0am: Prayers.

11.30am: Altered course S52E (normal Course).

2.15pm: Sighted land bearing S40W (Flannan Island).

4.50pm: Butt of Lewis Light House bore S15E.

7.10pm: Darkened ship. Watch at Night Action Stations.

7.25pm: Sighted Flannan Island Light bearing S70W, altered course S68E.

9.28pm: Sighted Tiumpan Light S18W.

9.50pm: Sighted steamer steering W.

9.55pm: Sighted Cape Wrath Light bearing S65E.

10.25pm: Passed steamer (unknown) steering E (approximately).

Midnight: Passed small steamer (trawler?) about 1.5 cables on Port beam.

[Distance run through the water: 239.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Flannan Island Light House S41E, 44 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1047 tons]

[Mist or fog for most of am. Wind variable in direction force 4 to 5 for most of day]


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15 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

0.10am: Passed steamer, steering WNW.

0.25am: Cape Wrath Light abeam 3.5 miles.

1.25am: Passed steamer, steering WNW.

3.11am: Sighted Dunnet Head Light bearing S60E.

4.50am: Hauled in Patent Log showing 467.

5.8am: Increased to 107 revs.

5.9am: Course and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

6.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor - in 19 fathoms veered 6 shackles in B5 berth.

7.15am: Prepared for coaling.

8.30am: Collier “Jessie” [there were several ships of this name, it is not clear which one this was] secured alongside.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 0”, Aft 24’ 8”]

10.0am: Commenced coaling.

3.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 630 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 8”]

5.0pm: Hands cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1636 tons]

[Wind from WNW force 4 all day, noon temperature 47F]


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16 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in B5 berth]

6.0am and 8.50am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

0.30pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Prepared ship for sea.

8.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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17 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long 1.3

1.0am: Wind freshening.

5.0am: Commenced steering zigzag course.

5.20am: Resumed straight course.

5.40am: Commenced zigzagging. 6.18am: Negative zigzag.

7.52am: Altered course N3E. Increased to 21 knots in order to spread on cruiser arc.

9.0am and 0.30pm: Course and speeds as requisite for PZ exercise.

2.55pm: Exercised Action. 3.15pm: Secured guns.

5.0pm: Course and speeds as requisite for tactical exercises. In station 2.5 cables astern of [HMS] “Hampshire”.

6.5pm: Finished tactical exercise. Formed astern of “Hampshire”. Set Course NNE 12 knots.

6.45pm: Altered course S. Increased 13 knots. Astern of “Hampshire”.

7.8pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero). Wind veering.

11.15pm: Passed small steamer, steering Southerly distant about 4 miles.

[True Bearing and Distance: Sumburgh Head Light House S60W, 84 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Wind force 5 to 6 for most of am, with snow, heavy at times, quieter weather in pm. Noon temperature 34F, sea temperature 43F]


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18 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.3, Long 1.4

5.30am: Daylight. Placed submarine lookouts.

6.45am: Course and speeds as requisite for PZ exercise. In station 2.5 cables astern of “Hampshire”.

7.17am: Hauled in Patent Log showing 168.3

9.0am: Course and speeds as requisite for PZ exercise.

[Courses and speeds as requisite for Tactical Exercises]

9.50am: Exercised action. 10.20am: Secured guns.

11.20am: Exercise finished. Fleet formed Course WNW speed 12 knots and as requisite.

5.0pm: Courses and speeds as requisite.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Watch to NA [Night Action] Stations.

6.42pm: Altered course N75W. Speed of fleet 15 knots. Squadron in line ahead, ships in column 4 cables apart. In station astern of “Hampshire”.

9.0pm: In station astern of “Hampshire”.

11.20pm: Steamer passed steering E (approximately).

[True Bearing and Distance: Duncansby Head N82W, 139 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1192 tons]

[Mostly fine weather until late pm when snowing. Noon temperature 37F, sea temperature 43F]


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19 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

0.40am: Sighted Pentland Skerries and Stroma Lights on Port bow.

2.0am: Course as requisite for entering and approaching harbour.

3.3am: Came to with Port anchor in 19 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings (true): Calf of Flotta (2 Lights W) S23W, abeam starboard Hunda Island S20E, Howequoy Head S87E]

7.5am: Shortened in to 3 shackles. 7.15am: Weighed. Proceeded to fleet anchorage. Prepared for coaling.

8.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor veered to 6 shackles, F4 berth.

[Anchor Bearings (true): Barrel of Butter N1W, Ward Point S85W, Calf of Flotta abeam starboard S47E]

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 8”, Aft 25’ 8”]

8.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

10.0am: Collier “Leafield” [mentioned in the log book for HMS Devonshire, also at Scapa Flow, here] secured alongside. Armed Picket boat with 3 pounder and Maxim.

11.10am: Commenced coaling. Received 28 bags of mails.

pm: Admiralty Lifebuoy crushed by collier “Leafield” when coming alongside.

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

4.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 470 tons.

5.45pm: Let go Port anchor. Veered to 7 shackles on Starboard anchor.

5.55pm: Hoisted in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Keeping anchor watch.

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1617 tons]

[Mostly fine weather, wind force 8-9 at 4pm, lighter winds earlier and later]


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20 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

1.0am: Keeping anchor watch.

4.45am: Lit fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.50am: Discharged motor boat to “Minotaur”.

8.15am: Obstruction launch left ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 6”]

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.10am: Obstruction launch returned.

0.20pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

2.0pm: Received 3 bags of mails.

6.45pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace. Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 15]


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21 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

9.35am: Divisions.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

7.30pm: Oil steamer “Karki” [probably RFA Kharki] secured alongside.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[North westerly wind mostly force 5-6 to 7-8 with rain and drizzle in am. Noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 42F]


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22 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed - preparing for drill. Obstruction party rigging launch, cleaning ship.

8.10am: Obstruction party left ship in launch.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Physical drill.

9.45am: Exercised General drill - Collision Stations.

10.5am: Prepared to take in tow.

10.15am: Send stream anchor to flagship.

10.35am: Away all boats pull round squadron.

11.5am: RA [Rear Admiral] came on board.

11.15am: Hoisted in all boats.

11.20am: Aired bedding. Received 5 bags mails.

1.30pm: Hands refitting as requisite and cleaning paintwork.

3.45pm: Obstruction launch returned.

4.40pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

5.25pm: Read warrant No 149.

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1006 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1529 tons]


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23 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

7.0am: Collier “Westville” secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 6”]

9.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker to “Minotaur”.

10.45am: Finished coaling. Received 210 tons.

11.0am: Cast off collier.

0.50pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.20pm: Discharged to hospital ship “China” [mentioned here, together with “Drina” (which is another possibility - the handwriting is indistinct), which is also mentioned here] 1 Able Seaman and 1 C [Carpenter?] Crew.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1718 tons]


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24 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning boats, fitting out rafts and as requisite.

5.10pm: Read warrant No 150.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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25 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

4.5am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Seamanship Training Class under instruction in second cutter. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised Action. 10.0am: Secured guns.

10.10am: Exercised Collision stations and out stream anchor.

11.0am: Hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands to make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 151.

6.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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26 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

5.15am: Spread [fires] in Picket boat.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised Physical drill.

9.28am: Frozen meat ship “Volo” [possibly ship listed here as Volo (1)] came alongside.

9.30am: Exercised Action. 10.35am: Secured guns.

10.50am: Hands employed constructing rafts and as requisite.

pm: Received 5 bags of mails.

1.30pm: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening quarters - washed clothes.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1475 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2980 lbs]


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27 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

8.45am: Divisions - Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.50am: Joined ship from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] Chatham 1 Leading Cooks Mate [?], 3 Stokers.

1.30pm: Boats’ crews employed cleaning out boats. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fine, calm weather. Noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 43F]


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28 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Divine service.

6.50pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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29 March 1915

At Scapa Flow and at Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for drill and cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.30am: Gunnery - Torpedo and Seamanship Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 8”]

4.0pm: Evening quarters. 4.15pm: Hands preparing for sea.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour 4 cables astern of “Hampshire”.

6.0pm: Course and speeds as requisite for leaving Scapa Flow.

6.50pm: Exercised Action.

7.10pm: Altered course S47E (magnetic).

7.40pm: Second gun watch to night action stations. Remainder fallen out from guns.

7.43pm: Streamed Patent Log.

10.2pm: Altered course S51E (Flag).

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1515 tons]

[Wind mostly north easterly then northerly force 4 to 5 from noon, snow in evening, noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 43F]


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30 March 1915

At Sea and at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

0.9am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard.

0.25am: Patent Log showed 74.8.

0.33am: Course N47W.

4.23am: Sighted Pentland Skerries Light bearing N59W.

4.44am: Sighted Noss Head Light bearing S77W.

4.49am: Sighted Dunnet Head Light bearing N72W.

5.0am: Daylight. Placed submarine lookouts.

5.44am: Hauled in Patent Log showing 160.7.

6.0am: Course as requisite for entering Scapa Flow.

6.44am: Came to with Starboard anchor in 18 fathoms veered 6 shackles in F4 berth. Hands employed preparing for coaling.

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

8.55am: Collier “Holumbank” [probably Holmesbank] secured alongside.

9.40am: Commenced coaling.

11.5am: Received 1 bag mail.

1.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 260 tons.

2.20pm: Collier left ship. Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.20pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 593 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1719 tons]

[Hail then snow in am, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 42F]


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31 March 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Hoy Patrol left ship.

7.45am: Divers at monthly exercise.

8.30am: Obstruction party left ship for Hoy sound [? - word indistinct] obstructions.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Divers at monthly exercise.

0.35pm: Obstruction party returned.

1.30pm: Seamanship and Gunnery Training class under instruction, Rigging party at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

8.40pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

11.45pm: Spread fires in and hoisted out picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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[Left hand side of Copy of Log for HMS Lancaster for April 1915, “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” [crossed out words initialled).]

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[Right hand side of Log, signed by James M Begg, Lieutenant Commander, Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain D’Oyly, 1 May 1915]


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1 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed oiling wire hawsers and as requisite.

0.30pm: Weighed and proceeded for firing in Scapa Flow. Carried out 3 pounder sub-calibre firing.

3.45pm: Firing completed. Returned to anchorage.

4.14pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in F4 berth veered 6 shackles.

5.40pm: Received from SS Wildrake cement and carpenters stores.

6.45pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Squally north westerly wind force 6-7 at 8am, quieter earlier and later in day]


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2 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Spread fires in Picket boat. Boats crews employed cleaning out boats. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions - Divine Service.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded for firing.

1.10pm: Exercised Action. Carried out 6” half charge firing in Scapa Flow.

3.15pm: Firing completed - returned to anchorage.

3.47pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in F4 berth veered 6 shackles.

6.50pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1260 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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3 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

3.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.15am: Drew fires in Picket boat.

8.50am: Divisions. 9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.55am: Pier party left ship.

1.0pm: Paid monthly money.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.15pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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4 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

10.30am: Divine Service.

1.5pm: Received Engineers’ Stores and 2 Stokers kits from carrier “Ormsa”.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Barometric pressure moderately low and steady, south westerly wind force 4 to 5 for much of day, noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 44F]


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5 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

5.45am: Boys to Physical drill and Boat pulling. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and preparing for drill.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.45am: Exercised Fire Stations, Away all boats crews, Prepare to tow forward.

10.45am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Tested and found correct Port life buoy.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 153.

5.0pm: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

6.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Burnt Searchlights.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 490 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1100 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1529 tons]

[Westerly wind force 4-5 in am, quieter in pm]


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6 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and rigging collier.

6.5am: Collier secured alongside.

6.50am: Commenced coaling.

8.49am: Finished coaling. Received 213 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 26’ 3”]

9.20am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Collier left ship.

10.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.50pm: Let go Port anchor.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Washed clothes.

6.50pm: Weighed Port anchor.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1714 tons]]

[Wind from SSE force 8-9 at 4pm, then reducing slowly. Barometric pressure low and falling (down to 28.81 over 56 at midnight). Noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 53F]


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7 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

6.0am: Boys exercised at physical drill and boat pulling. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.45am: Aired bedding.

8.40am: Turrets crews exercised at loader.

8.50am: Pier party left ship.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised Collision stations and Abandon Ship stations.

10.15am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Gunners party employed drawing and returning ammunition.

10.40am: Discharged 1 AB to Hospital ship.

10.55am: 1 Carpenter Crew joined ship.

0.20pm: Pier Party returned.

1.30pm: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

2.45pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

3.15pm: Weighed and proceeded to carry out 1” Aiming rifle practice.

4.0pm: Course and speeds as requisite for firing in Scapa Flow.

6.0pm: Firing completed. Hoisted in target and returned to anchorage.

6.36pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in F4 berth, 6 shackles.

7.20pm: Darkened ship. Read Warrant No 154.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Weather quiet today, barometric pressure still low but steady]


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8 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At single anchor in F4 berth]

9.30am: Training classes under instruction. Boys at 6” Gun drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Landed Pier Party.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 8”, Aft 26’ 1”]

3.45pm: Pier Party returned.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 155.

4.50pm: Hands employed preparing for sea.

7.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour. Speed 75 revs.

8.35pm: Abeam of Pentland Skerries Light S10W 1.33 miles.

8.47pm: Set course N81E, 101 revs. 8.57pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero).

11.30pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1573 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1120 lbs]


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9 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long 2.0

0.5am: Altered course N10E to avoid steamer. 0.15am: Resumed Course N81E.

2.20am: Passed steamer Port side.

3.36am: Dawn. Commenced Zig-Zagging.

[Changing course every 10 to 20 minutes, all course changes recorded in log from 3.36am to 0.30pm and 1.45pm to 7.50pm]

4.5am: Placed submarine lookouts.

4.30am: Secured from night action stations.

6.10am: Observed deviation 2.5 degrees W, Course N19E. Variation 16 50 W.

9.0am: Sighted smoke bearing NE (Small steamer steering E).

10.0am: Passed Steam Trawler (trawling) 1 mile on Port beam.

10.45am: Sighted sail bearing E by S, 7 miles.

Noon: Sighted Steamer on Port bow.

0.20pm: Course as requisite for closing “Carribbean” [Caribbean].

0.43pm: Stopped. Communicated with “Carribbean”. 0.45pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

1.0pm: Proceeded Course as requisite 14 knots. 1.5pm: Streamed Patent Log (36.5).

1.30pm: Set Course N19E 87 revs.

1.45pm: Commenced zigzagging. “Carribbean” in company.

4.0pm: Gun watch at stations.

4.45pm: Evening quarters.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.38pm: Altered course N89W. Decreased to 75 revs.

9.0pm: Altered course S57W. 9.30pm: Altered course N59E. 10.0pm: Altered course S40E.

[Distance run through the Water: 230.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 245 degrees, 91 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Showers and rain for most of pm. Noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 44F]


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10 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long 3.3

1.0am: Altered course N44W.

3.0am: Increased to 93 revs. Commenced zigzagging.

[All changes of course recorded every 10 to 15 minutes from 3.0am to 8.30pm]

4.0am: Gun watch at day stations.

7.55am: Sighted steamer 2 funnels 3 masts bearing N51W (Course SE approximately).

[7.0am to 8.0am Course and speed as requisite at Rendezvous]

8.10am: “Caribbean” closed.

9.3am: Commenced Zig-Zagging.

10.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.50pm: Evening quarters.

5.25pm: Decreased to 87 revs. Recommenced Zig-Zagging.

5.30pm: Observed deviation 1 10 E. Variation 16 10 W. Course N56W.

6.28pm: Round black object, resembling mine passed down Starboard side distant about 90 yards. Object dipped whilst on the bow.

7.50pm: Darkened ship. 8.0pm: Watch to night action stations.

8.45pm: Altered course S40E. Decreased to 75 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 228.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen [also known as Svinøya or Svinøy] Light House 145 degrees, 96 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]


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11 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long 0.6

Midnight: Sighted white light (single) on port bow probably fishing vessel.

1.0am: Altered course N43W to Starboard.

2.45am: Commenced zigzagging. Increased to 93 revs. Dawn.

[All changes of course, every 10 to 15 minutes recorded from 2.45am to 7.55am]

3.30am: Steamer (“Carribbean”?) on Starboard quarter.

5.4am: Altered course N67E.

5.25am: “Carribbean” [Caribbean] took station astern.

5.45am: Altered course S58W.

6.19am: Observed deviation 1 30 E. Variation 17 30 W on Course S58W.

8.0am: Altered course S18W. Increased 107 revs.

8.54am: Observed deviation 0 30 E. Variation 17 30 W. Course S8W.

10.0am: Divisions. 10.30am: Divine Service.

2.20pm: Altered course N85W. 2.42pm: Increased to 120 revs. 3.15pm: Going 120 revs (19 knots).

5.26pm: Sighted Muckle Flugga Light House bearing S36W.

5.53pm: Altered course S60W.

6.5pm: Hauled in Patent Log (37.2). Foul. 6.11pm: Streamed Patent Log (37.2).

7.18pm: Altered course 4 points to starboard to avoid SS “City of ----” [no name given] (American colours).

7.24pm: Resumed original course.

9.41pm: Altered Course to port to avoid steamer on Starboard bow. Ship swung off about 12 points.

9.52pm: Resumed Course S60W.

11.15pm: Sighted Noup Head Light on port bow.

[Distance run through the Water: 317.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 219 degrees, 70 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 995 tons]

[Southerly and south westerly wind force 5 to 6-7 from noon, misty during evening. Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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12 April 1915

To Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

0.50am: Sighted Sule Skerry Light Ahead.

1.5am: Altered course S12E.

2.30am: Shore Lights switched on.

3.5am: Altered course S56E. 3.38am: Altered course N75E.

4.0pm: Courses as requisite for entering harbour. Reduced to 84 revs. Hauled in Patent Log showing 19.3. Courses and speeds as requisite for entering Scapa Flow.

4.30am: Came to with Port anchor in 17 fathoms, veered 6 shackles in Y5 berth.

6.0am: Prepared for coaling.

7.0am: Collier secured alongside.

[At single anchor in Y 5 berth]

8.35am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 8”, Aft 25’ 0”]

10.45am: Received 21 bags of mails. 1 Surgeon RN and 1 MAA [Master at Arms] joined ship.

11.45am: Discharged 2 Able Seamen to hospital ship.

3.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 720 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 8”]

4.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

4.47pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour. [HMS] “Orvieto” in company.

5.39pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero). 5.45pm: Increased 107 revs.

5.55pm: Pentland Skerries Light House abeam 1 mile. Shaped Course S59E. Zig Zagging.

[All changes of course every 10 to 15 minutes from 6.0pm to 8.40pm recorded]

8.7pm; Altered course 3 points to Starboard to avoid trawler. 8.15pm: Resumed Course.

8.40pm: Discontinued zigzagging. Set Course S59E. 8.47pm: Decreased to 94 revs.

11.30pm: Exercised Seaboats crews.

[Distance run through the water: 290.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fresh Beef Received: 730lbs, Vegetables Received: 3024 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1590 tons]


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13 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.2, Long 2.1

1.0am: Watch at night action stations.

2.50am: Sighted two ships, darkened, ahead steering S. Challenged. Leading ship replied correctly.

3.0am: Sighted several columns of smoke on port quarter.

3.10am: Altered course S41E. 3.20am: Sighted smoke of squadron on port bow.

3.30am: Dawn - Commenced Zig Zag No 2. Increased 16 knots.

[Regular alterations of course all recorded in log from 3.30am to 8.0am]

3.45am: Altered course as requisite to avoid 4th and 2nd battle squadrons.

7.12am: Increased 107 revs.

8.30am: Closing battle fleet. Course NNE (zigzagging).

9.0am: Altered course to close [HMS] Hampshire Course SW.

9.20am: Took stations 2.5 cables astern of Hampshire. Normal Course NNE, 16 knots zigzagging.

11.0am: Altered course NNW (normal) zigzagging, 14.5 knots.

2.0pm: Zig-zagging (Courses N and NW (magnetic)).

2.21pm: Increased 15 knots. 2.40pm: Altered course NW (magnetic) Flag. Zig-Zagging (Courses NNW and WNW (magnetic)). In station 2.5 cables astern of Hampshire.

4.0pm: Zig-Zagging on Course NNW and WNW every 10 minutes.

4.45pm: Evening quarters. Watch at day action stations.

7.0pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for keeping station 2.5 cables astern of Hampshire.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.0pm: Altered course NE by N (flag).

9.30pm: Keeping station 2.5 cables astern of Hampshire.

[Distance run through the Water: 250.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pentland Skerries 281.5 degrees, 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1420 tons]


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14 April 1915

To Scapa Flow

Lat 59.5, Long -1.2

2.45am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

4.50am: Altered course S50W. Increased 15.5 knots.

5.25am: 7th Cruiser Squadron formed line ahead (“Lancaster” Course S63W).

5.45am: Altered course S50W. Increased to 17 knots.

6.50am: Formed in Single port quarter line 7 points abaft Flag’s beam. Increased to 20 knots.

8.35am: Observed deviation 1 degree E. Variation 17 0 W. Course S50W.

9.20am: Sighted land West (Shetlands).

10.20am: Passed, about 1 cable on port side, buoy with small flag, blue and white perpendicular.

11.0am: Commenced zigzagging 2 points to either way every 10 minutes.

0.10pm: Altered course S60W (normal).

2.0pm: Passing through 2 TBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] Flotillas (40 TBDs and 3 leaders). Discontinued zigzagging.

2.20pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow (Auskerry Light House bearing N82.5W).

3.20pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

3.50pm: Hauled in Patent Log (33.7).

4.37pm: Came to with Port anchor in Scapa Flow veered 6 shackles.

4.45pm: Collier Secured alongside.

[Anchor Bearings: Barrel of Butter 345 degrees, Calf of Cava 283 degrees, Ward Point 251 degrees]

6.15pm: Commenced coaling.

10.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 480 tons.

Distance run through the Water: 370.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fair Isle (South Point) 271 degrees, 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1725 tons]

[Misty on and off, south westerly wind force 5 to 6 at 8am and noon, quieter earlier and later. Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 42F]


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15 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Spread fires in Picket boat.

6.30am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.20am: Cleaning ship.

10.0am: Oil steamer “Khaki” came alongside.

11.30am: Assistant Paymaster Marsden RNR joined ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 8”]

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] rating to [HMS] King George V.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.45pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1227 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3000 lbs]


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16 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

9.10am: Divisions. 9.30am: Exercised Action.

10.20am: Secured guns.

10.30am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

11.20am: Let go Starboard anchor underfoot, veered to 8 shackles on Port.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Shortened in to 6 shackles on Port.

7.50pm: Darkened ship.

9.15pm: 1 Able Seaman, 1 Ordinary Seaman, 1 Signal boy and 1 Stoker I joined the ship from RNB Chatham.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[North westerly wind force 6-8 in middle of day, snow or hail for most of day, noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 40F]


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17 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys exercised at Boat pulling.

9.30am: Landed Pier Party.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship.

5.40pm: Pier Party returned.

6.0pm: Prepared for sea.

7.50pm: Weighed. Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.46pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero).

9.32pm: Set Course S58E (magnetic) (Compass Course S56E).

11.21pm: Altered course S40E (Compass Course S38E).

[Number on sick list: 17]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1133 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs]


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18 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long 2.8

1.0am: Altered course 2 points to port to avoid vessels (apparently fishing). 1.12am: Resumed original course.

3.15am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

4.10am: Altered course in succession 16 points to Starboard.

4.20am: Altered course SW. 4.35am: Altered course WNW. 4.48am: Altered course SSW.

4.53am: Increased to 19 knots. Courses as requisite for taking station in Formation LS II.

5.40am: Course S42E 17 knots.

7.50am: Exercised Action.

8.0am: “Hampshire” hauled out to port to examine sailing vessel.

9.0am: Hands at Action Stations.

11.42am: Shifted Telegraphs to Conning Tower.

11.57am: Hauled out 6 points to Starboard and Increased to 20 knots to examine steamer.

0.20pm: Resumed station. Decreased to 15 knots.

[Changes of course every 10 to 15 minutes recorded in log, from 1.0pm to 3.53pm]

1.50pm: Closing sail.

4.45pm: In station 2.5 cables astern of Hampshire.

5.33pm: Observed Deviation 1 28 E. Variation 14 0 W. Course N59W.

6.5pm: Passed Swedish SS “Ida Sverige” [?].

6.40pm: Course and speeds as requisite for forming on LS 4 formation, Course N8E (approximately).

6.30pm: Passed Danish steamer.

8.30pm: Ship on station. Decreased to 16 knots.

10.19pm: Altered course 4 points to port to clear steamer crossing.

10.30pm: Altered course to resume original course.

[Distance run through the Water: 235.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Abbs Head 260 degrees, 170 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[South westerly wind force 4-5 to 6 with mist or rain in pm, noon temperature 49F, sea temperature 44F]


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19 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long 0.2

3.15am: Dawn. Closed in to 2.5 cables from “Hampshire”.

4.20am: Speed 18 knots (Flag).

6.0am: 2.5 cables astern of Hampshire.

7.23am: Altered course N.

8.0am: Course and speeds as requisite for closing [HMS] “Minotaur” at approximately 19 knots.

8.35am: Formed single line ahead Course N28W 14 knots.

9.5am: Took open order. Increased 17 knots.

11.35am: Lookout sighted object on horizon Port side which disappeared continually.

Noon: Squadron decreased to 14 knots.

3.25pm: Altered course N76W. 3.30pm: Decreased to 12 knots.

8.20pm: Stopped. 8.25pm: Hauled in Patent Log (64.7 at 8.15).

8.45pm: Course and speeds as requisite for carrying out night firing with full calibre.

9.30pm: Practice completed.

10.5pm: Set Course S70E. 12knots to close “Hampshire”.

11.20pm: Course and speeds as requisite for forming single line with 7th Cruiser Squadron.

11.35pm: Course N72W 12 knots.

[Distance run through the Water: 313.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 253 degrees, 34 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Mist and rain in am, fine weather in pm, noon temperature 45F, sea temperature 43F]


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20 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -0.8

1.15am: Altered course S36E.

5.45am: Closing Second Cruiser Squadron.

[A number of changes of course and speed recorded from 5.47am to 8.20am]

8.20am: Altered course S37W. Course as requisite for taking station 1.5 miles astern of “Hampshire”.

8.54am: In station. Altered course NW Speed as requisite for Full charge 6” firing.

9.21am: Exercised Action. Carried out firing.

9.40am: Completed practice. Course and speed as requisite for marking for “Donegal’s” firing. Course and speed as requisite manoeuvering round rendezvous.

Noon: Squadron circling round “Hampshire” at 10 knots.

1.30pm: Set Course S53W, 16 knots. Formed single line in open order.

1.45pm: “Hampshire” gained station in line.

2.35pm: Sighted land bearing S3W.

2.43pm: Muckle Flugga bore S0.5W.

3.0pm: Increased 17 knots. Commenced zigzagging turning 2 points every 10 minutes. First alteration to Starboard.

3.23pm: Sighted land bearing S20E and S18W.

4.0pm: Norwegian sailing ship passed to Starboard distant 0.5 miles. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

5.0pm: Small American sail passed to Starboard 1 mile.

7.0pm: Zig-Zagging.

8.10pm: Discontinued zigzagging Course S53W.

11.15pm: Exercised Seaboats crew. Secured Starboard Seaboat.

11.40pm - 11.50pm: Dense snow.

11.55pm: Sighted Sule Skerry Light bearing S45W.

[Distance run through the Water: 223.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 82 degrees, 48 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 905 tons]

[North westerly wind from force 4-6 to 6-7 from noon onwards. Rain in am, hail or snow on and off in pm. Noon temperature 39F, sea temperature 42F]


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21 April 1915

To Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.50am: Sighted Dunnet Head Light ahead,

2.15am: Sighted Stroma Light on port bow.

2.43am: Altered course S47E. Sighted Swona Light on port bow.

3.5am: Decreased to 15 knots. Course as requisite for entering Scapa Flow.

4.0am: Passed through Hoxa boom gate.

4.16am: Came to with Port anchor in 16 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings (4.16): Flotta Light S52W, Cava Point N78W]

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded to D6 berth.

7.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor 6 shackles in D6.

[At single anchor in D6 berth]

8.20pm: Collier secured alongside.

9.40pm: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 0”, Aft 25’ 1”]

3.50pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

4.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 871 tons.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 9”]

9.15pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour. Course and speeds as requisite.

10.43pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero).

11.6pm: Set Course S62E.

[Distance run through the Water: 212.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1679 tons]

[Hail and snow in am. Noon temperature 41F, sea temperature 43F]


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22 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.5, Long 2.6

1.40am: Squadron altered course 0.5 points to Starboard to avoid steamer. 1.42am: Resumed course.

2.5am: Altered course S50E (magnetic) (Flag).

4.40am: Altered course N52W (turn to port).

4.55am: Observed deviation 2.5 degrees E on Standard Compass Course N50W.

5.0am: Altered course 16 points to port. 5.20am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard. 5.45am: Altered course 16 points to port.

6.0am: Battle fleet in sight astern. Spread in LS II formation. Altered course S80E and as requisite - 17 knots.

6.25am: Arrived at station, altered course S52E.

8.0am: Ship in correct station 4 miles on port beam of [HMS] Minotaur Course S52E - 16 knots.

8.10am: Commenced zigzagging 2 points either way for 10 minutes.

[Changes in course regularly from 0.30pm to 1.23pm]

1.30pm: Course (normal) S53E - advance 14 knots zigzagging to port. Battle fleet and destroyers astern.

4.0pm: Normal Course S53E advance 14 knots zigzagging 2 points.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. In station on starboard beam of “Shannon”, 4 miles from “Natal”.

5.10pm: Increased 19 knots. Course as requisite to examine steamer (SS “Centric” Swedish).

5.25pm: Resumed station and course.

6.15pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard.

7.0pm: Commenced zigzagging 2 points each way every 10 minutes. Speed 14 knots.

7.20pm: Darkened ship.

7.50pm: Stopped zigzagging. Eased to 13 knots. Course N50W.

[Distance run through the Water: 166.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Buchan Ness 270 degrees, 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1499 tons]


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23 April 1915

To Scapa Flow

Lat 58.6, Long -2.9

3.30am: Commenced zigzagging (to port).

4.0am: Altered course S53E to Starboard. 4.6am: Course S53E. Zig Zagging.

4.17am: Altered course 14 points to starboard (N75W). Increased to 19 knots to take station 3 miles on starboard beam of “Minotaur”.

4.37am: Increased 20 knots, altered course N63W.

6.5am: Ship in station 3 miles on Starboard beam of Flag. Course N54W (magnetic) 18 knots (Flag). Reduced to 19 knots. Commenced zigzagging.

6.15am: Speed 19 knots (Flag). Discontinued zigzagging. Resumed station.

6.30am: In station.

9.30am: Closed at 21 knots to form single line ahead. 9.48am: Altered course N55W (in station).

10.55am: Commenced zigzagging. Speed 17 knots.

11.5am: Sighted land ahead on both bows.

11.10am: Sighted Pentland Skerries on Starboard bow.

11.15am: Formed single line - stopped zigzagging.

11.30am: Course and speeds as requisite for entering Scapa Flow.

1.20pm: Came to with port anchor in 19 fathoms veered 6 shackles in D6 berth.

1.30pm: Prepared for coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 2”]

3.0pm: Lieutenant Leslie RNR joined ship.

7.15pm: Collier secured alongside.

7.40pm: Commenced coaling.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.57pm: Finished coaling. Received 380 tons.

10.20pm: Collier left ship.

10.25pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 353.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Duncansby Head 319 degrees, 3.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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24 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and restowing coaling gear.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 8”]

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 14]


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25 April 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

9.20am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

0.30pm: Discharged to “Donegal” 1 Boy.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.55pm: Joined ship from “St Vincent” 1 W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] rating.

5.0pm: Prepared for sea.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”]

7.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

11.0p.m: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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26 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long 1.2

0.14am: Pentland Skerries Light abeam to starboard 1.4 miles.

0.32am: Set Course N81E 17 knots.

0.36am: Sighted Auskerry Light bearing N40E.

3.20am: Commenced zigzagging 2 points. Advance course 15 minute ZigZag Course 10 minutes.

3.50am: Altered course to port to avoid trawler.

4.20am: Fog came in. 4.25 Fog lifted.

6.30am: Altered course N41E. Zig Zagging.

10.0am: Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

am: Zigzagging 2 points each side of normal (N41E), 15 minutes on normal, 10 minutes on other courses.

pm: Zig Zagging as in forenoon.

3.30pm: Passed dead dog floating in water.

4.0pm: Zig Zagging as in forenoon.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Nos 159, 160, 161.

5.30pm: Altered course N13E. Zig Zagging 2 points either side of normal. 10 minutes on normal, 15 minutes on Zig Zag.

6.35pm: Altered course N55E to closed ship sighted bearing N56E. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

6.36pm: Hauled in Patent Log (97.1).

6.51pm: Course as requisite for closing HMS “Orapesa” [Oropesa].

7.0pm: Stopped - communicated. 7.15pm: Proceeded 14 knots. 7.20pm: Course S63W.

7.45pm: Altered course N1W. 15 knots. “Orapesa” parted company.

8.20pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Stopped Zig Zagging. Resumed normal Course N1W.

11.0pm: Altered course S40E.

[Distance made good: 205 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 273 degrees, 61 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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27 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long 2.7

1.30am: Commenced zigzagging (to Starboard) increased to 93 revs. 1.39am: Decreased 75 revs.

2.0am: Altered course N43W to port. 2.15am: Commenced zigzagging to Starboard.

3.0am: Daylight. Increased 93 revs.

3.20am: Ran into fog bank. Decreased 75 revs. Steering steady course N43W.

4.20am: Commenced zigzagging 3 points 10 minutes on advance Course, 15 minutes on ZigZag course.

5.0am: Weather cleared, increased 88 revs. Steamer on port beam steering S by W, distant 7 miles.

5.35am: Altered course S89E.

5.45am: Altered course S77E. ZigZagging.

7.20am: Altered course to port S57W. Increased 94 revs. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

7.50am: Passed Swedish motor driven ship painted grey steering S5E 1.5 miles.

9.5am: Altered course N51E. 9.20am: Re-commenced ZigZagging 2 points each way for 10 minutes commencing to port.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

Noon: Altered to Starboard to S32W. Zig Zagging 2 points each way for 10 minutes. Commencing to port.

0.20pm: Sighted ship (3 masts, 2 funnels) on port beam bearing S52E. Altered course S52E. Challenging. Zig Zagging as before.

0.50pm - 2.30pm: Course as requisite communicating with Caribbean.

2.30pm: Zig Zagging 3 points each side of normal S57W 10 minutes on all courses.

3.20pm: Altered course to port N89E continuing to Zig Zag as before.

4.20pm: Altered course to windward - W - to port. 4.25pm: Course W (normal) Zig Zagging.

5.25pm: Altered course E (normal) to port Zig Zagging.

6.5pm: Altered course S50E and as requisite to close “Caribbean”.

6.38pm: Set Course S57E, zig zagging 3 points.

7.25pm: Course N59E. 7.30pm: Altered course 16 points to port.

8.20pm: Darkened ship. Closed up searchlight crews.

8.30pm: Arrived at “Caribbean” - circled to Starboard. 8.40pm: Altered course S57W.

9.30pm: Altered course N44W. Decreased to 10 knots.

11.30pm: Altered course to Starboard to S40E.

[Distance run through the Water: 306.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light House 139 degrees, 105 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Mist or fog for much of am, westerly wind force 4 or 5 from 8am, noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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28 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long 3.6

1.30am: Altered course N44W to port.

2.50am: Increased to 12 knots. Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points either side of normal (N44W) 10 minutes on all courses.

3.0am: Daylight. 3.30am: Altered course S40E. Increase to 14 knots (88 revs). Zig Zagging as before.

5.0am: Altered course N44E (normal) to port Zig Zagging.

6.0am: Altered course S40E (normal) to port Zig Zagging.

7.0am: Altered course N62E (normal) to port Zig Zagging.

7.40am: Altered course S72E normal.

8.0am: “Caribbean” and “Orapesa” [Oropesa] sighted ahead. Course as requisite for closing “Caribbean” and “Orapesa” and for circling round them.

9.30am: Course W by N. 9.35am: “Orapesa” 2500 yards bearing N26E.

10.5am: Course W by N (normal). Increased 14 knots. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

10.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

10.25am: Altered coursed 16 points to Starboard.

11.30am: Course S76E Zig Zagging as before.

0.30pm: Sighted “Caribbean” and “Orapesa”. Altered course S50E towards them. Speed 14 knots.

0.55pm: Circled to starboard round “Caribbean”.

1.15pm: Course S57W. Zig Zagging 3 points each way every 10 minutes.

1.45pm: Altered course N57E. Zig Zagging as before.

2.20pm: Arrived off “Caribbean”, turned to Starboard.

2.35pm: Set Course W. Increased 15 knots. Zig Zagging 3 points each way for 10 minutes each commencing to port.

4.0pm: Altered course N73W. Zig Zagging as in afternoon.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at Physical drill.

7.10pm: Decreased to 88 revs. Zig Zagging 3 points to Starboard.

8.20pm: Darkened ship.

8.27pm: Altered course N43W. Zig Zagging 3 points.

9.0pm: Decreased 63 revs, altered course 16 points to port. 9.6pm: Course S40E. Discontinued zigzagging.

11.30pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 238.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light House 150 degrees, 92 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Winds north westerly for much of day, force 4 or 5 until 1pm. Noon air and sea temperature 43F]


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29 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long 0.8

1.0am: Altered course N43W to Starboard.

2.30am: Dawn. Increased to 14 knots, commenced Zig Zagging 3 points to each side of course for 10 minutes and turning first to port.

6.10am: Altered course NNE. Increased to 16 knots.

7.15am: Altered course S58W. Recommenced Zig Zagging as before, turning to Starboard first.

10.0am: Altered course N60E (normal). Training classes under instruction.

0.20pm: Altered course S57E (normal).

1.2pm: Decreased to 75 revs. Course as requisite round Rendezvous (Turning 8 points every 10 minutes).

2.20pm: Sighted “Carribbean” [Caribbean] bearing N78W. Altered course N58W to close.

2.40pm: Altered course S74W. “Carribbean” took station 0.5 miles astern.

4.30pm: Wind veering.

5.50pm: Altered course N60E. Steady at 6.0pm.

6.46pm: Altered course N81E. Increased to 11 knots (69 revs).

8.20pm: Altered course S19E. Increased to 75 revs. Streamed Patent Log (zero).

10.30pm: Altered course S23W. Increased to 94 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 284.3 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light House 115 degrees, 136 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Wind westerly force 4 to 6 for most of day, misty on and off. Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 44F]


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30 April 1915

To Scapa Flow

Lat 59.6, Long 0.1

3.10am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

5.35am: Round black object (Possibly floating mine) passed down Starboard side distant 300 yards.

7.5am: Altered course S40W.

10.0am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

11.0am: Decreased to 14 knots (88 revs). Commenced Zig Zagging 2 points either way 10 minutes on all courses (starting to Starboard).

1.0pm: Altered course S80W (normal). Increased to 94 revs. Zig Zagging 3 points, commencing to Starboard at 1.10.

2.0pm: Passed 3 sailing ships on port hand.

2.45pm: Sighted Fair Island bearing N35W.

3.30pm: Abeam Fair Island bore N15W.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised Fire Stations.

5.15pm: Land bearing N58W. 5.20pm: Land all round on Starboard bows.

6.0pm: Copinsay and Auskerry in sight to Starboard.

6.10pm: Altered course S67W. Zig Zagging.

6.46pm: Hauled in Patent Log shewing 43.7.

7.10pm: Sighted Pentland Skerries bearing S62W.

7.30pm: Altered course S33W. Stopped Zig Zagging.

7.50pm: Courses and speeds as requisite for entering Scapa Flow.

9.44pm: Came to with Port Anchor in D6 berth veered 6 shackles.

[Distance run through the Water: 295.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Pentland Skerry 238.5 degrees, 108 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 781 tons]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for May 1915. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log” crossing through initialled JMB]

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1 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

3.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.30am: Prepared for coaling.

6.0am: Collier secured alongside.

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 24’ 10”]

11.30am: Steam trawler BCK [registered in Buckie, Scotland] No 29 “Rig” broke port life buoy Admiralty 1500. 2 Warrant officers (1 Gunner and 1 Artificer Engineer) joined ship. 2 ABs returned from hospital ship.

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 955 tons.

3.0pm: Cast off collier. Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 8”]

4.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.40pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1538 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1722 tons]


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2 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

9.30am: Read Prayers. Hands employed provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

am: Lost overboard by accident 1 large Hazel rod fender.

1.10pm: Hands employed provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

5.10pm: Joined ship 1 W/T rating, 2 signal boys. Discharged 1 W/T rating, 2 signal ratings.

8.15pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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3 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

8.50am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

9.15am: 2 Warrant Officers - (Chief Artificer Engineer Chessil, Mr Strong Gunner) left ship.

1.0pm: Paid monthly money.

6.0pm: Read warrant No 162. Discharged Prisoner to [HMS] Minotaur.

6.30pm: Drew fires in and hoisted in Picket boat.

7.45pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles on Port.

8.15pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.10pm: Streamed Cherub Log (zero).

9.23pm: Set Course N72E.

11.7pm: Auskerry Light bore N64W.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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4 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long 2.3

2.30am: Commenced Zig Zagged [sic] 2 points each side normal course every 10 minutes.

4.0am: Increased 101 revs. Zig Zagging as in previous watch.

6.58am: Black buoy-like object passed down port side (Black and white staff on top) whilst on normal Course (from 7.0).

7.10am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard. 7.20am: Altered course 16 points to Starboard. 7.23am: Sighted same object distant about 400 yards on port bow. Opened fire with 12 pounders.

7.30am: Continued Zig Zagging as before. First turn to port.

9.55am: Divisions. Prayers.

10.0am: Altered course N17E Zig Zagging 2 points, commencing to port. 10.5am: Exercised Action.

10.30am: Secured guns.

pm: Zig Zagging 2 points.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill.

5.40pm: Altered course N3E. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

5.45pm: Passed piece of timber with white lettering. Apparently portion of target.

6.50pm: Steamer (unknown) 1 funnel, 2 masts, passed about 8 miles to the Westward, Course SSE approximately.

7.55pm: Sighted steamer 3 masts, 2 funnels right ahead, distant about 7.5 miles. Standing to westward. Challenging.

8.24pm: Course as requisite for communicating with “Caribbean”.

8.37pm: Shaped course S34W. Decreased to 54 revs.

8.40pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 212.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 264 degrees, 92 miles]

[South westerly wind increasing from force 4 to 6 during day, sea state becoming rough in evening. Fine weather, noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 44F]


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5 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long 2.2

1.15am: Dawn.

3.0am: Day light. Nothing in sight. Altered course 16 points to Starboard to N30E. 3.5am: Increased 88 revs. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes (to port).

5.20am: Sighted man-o’-war on port bow, resembling “Majestic” class. Challenged - no reply.

5.30am: Man-o’-war passed to port 11 miles.

5.45am: Sighted “Caribbean” on Starboard bow. Challenged and received reply.

6.4am: Altered course N62E. 6.45am: Altered course S57W. 7.25am: Altered course N59E. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes on all courses.

9.0am: Zig Zagging as in previous watch.

9.24am: Sighted steamer ahead - Challenged. 9.36am: Challenge answered (“Caribbean”?).

9.45am: Altered course to port to S57W. 10.0am: Recommenced Zig Zagging as before, turning first to Starboard.

10.20am: Decreased to 12 knots, 75 revs.

0.40pm: Altered course to port to N59E. Increased to 14 knots.

0.45pm: Sighted “Caribbean” bearing N82E distant 6.5 miles. Challenged and communicated with her.

1.5pm: Altered course to Starboard to S57W. 1.8pm: Reduced to 12 knots. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes commenced to Starboard.

4.30pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard normal Course N57E. Increased to 14 knots. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

7.0pm: Altered course N71W. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

8.40pm: Darkened ship. 8.45pm: Watch at night action stations. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

9.25pm: Altered course S34W. Decreased to 10 knots (63 revs). Stopped Zig Zagging.

[Distance run through the Water: 281.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light House 124 degrees, 99 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South westerly wind force 5-6 to 7 for most of day, with sea state rough to very rough. Barometric pressure being recorded hourly, falling slowly. Noon temperature 46F, sea temperature 43F]


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6 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long 1.4

2.10am: Increased to 88 revs. Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes. Starting to Starboard.

3.0am: Altered course to Starboard to N36E. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes starting to port.

4.0am: Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes (to Starboard).

6.35am: Sighted “Caribbean” bearing N 7 miles.

7.0am: Altered course S58W (normal).

7.55am: Altered course N60E (normal) to Starboard.

9.45am: Divisions. Prayers. Training classes under instruction (Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship. Boys, Acting STs [Seaman Torpedomen] and SGs [Seaman Gunners] and men passing for higher rating).

10.25am: Sighted “Caribbean” on port bow.

10.40am: Altered course 16 points to port. 10.45am: Course S58W. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

1.0pm: Altered course to Starboard to N60E. Zig Zagging as before (3 points - commencing to Port).

1.30pm: Altered course to port to S58W. Zig Zagging.

4.30pm: Altered course to port to N62E. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes starting to Starboard.

7.10pm: Turning to port to keep in signal communication with “Caribbean”.

7.30pm: Course S58W. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes (to port).

8.30pm: Altered course N43W. Darkened ship. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

9.0pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard. 9.5pm: Course S40E. 9.20pm: Decreased to 10 knots (63 revs).

9.35pm: Stopped Zig Zagging, Set Course S40E.

11.20pm: Exercised Seaboats crew.

[Distance run through the Water: 273.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light House 123 degrees, 126 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[SSW wind force 5 in am, quieter in pm, mist, drizzle or rain from noon onwards. Barometric pressure recorded every hour but relatively stable]


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7 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long 1.5

2.0am: Altered course to Starboard to N43W.

2.50am: Dawn. Increased to 14 knots (88 revs). Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points each way every 10 minutes commencing to port.

3.0pm: Thick fog. 3.20am: Visibility about 0.25 miles. 3.25am: Ceased Zig Zagging Course N43W. Decreased to 12 knots.

3.55am: Fog cleared. 4.30am: Increased to 14 knots (88 revs). Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes starting to Starboard.

6.50am: Sighted “Caribbean” NE distant 11 miles. Challenged.

7.20am: Altered course S58W, continuing to Zig Zag 3 points every 10 minutes starting to Starboard.

8.45am: Turning to N60E to Starboard. 8.50am: Steadied. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

9.55am: Divisions. Prayers. 10.10am: Exercised Action.

10.14am: Hauled on Patent Log (45 miles). 10.20am: Carried out short practice with 12 pounders at target.

10.42am: Finished firing. 10.45am: Secured guns. Course N60E 88 revs.

10.47am: Streamed Patent Log (45.4 miles). 10.55am: Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes (to port).

11.15am: Passed Russian barquentine 1 mile on Starboard beam.

11.50am: Altered course S58W (to port). Noon: Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes (to Starboard).

0.20pm: Altered course N85W. 0.35pm: Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes to Starboard.

1.0pm: Altered course N60E. Sighted “Carribbean” [sic] bearing E, distant 17 miles. “Caribbean” closed.

2.15pm: Altered course 16 points to Starboard. 2.20pm: Course S58W. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes on all courses.

5.8pm: Altered course to Starboard to N60E (5.12pm: Steady). Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes starting to port.

6.0pm: Altered course S38E. Zig Zagging as before Starting to Starboard.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.20pm: Altered course S17W (9.25pm: Steady). Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes (to Starboard).

10.22pm: Stopped Zig Zagging. Set Course S17W.

[Distance run through the Water: 280.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinoen Light House 122 degrees, 122 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Mist and fog in early am, rain and showers in early pm]


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8 May 1915

To Scapa Flow

Lat 59.8, Long -0.2

1.30am: Increased 94 revs. Commenced Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes (to Starboard).

6.0am: Altered course S70W. Zig Zagging 2 points each way every 10 minutes (to Starboard). Passed drifter with nets out shewing Dutch colours.

9.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

10.15am: Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes starting to Starboard.

10.45am: Sighted land, Shetland Island bearing N80W.

pm: Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

1.30pm: Sumburgh Head Light House N26W, Fair Isle abeam N83W.

4.9pm: Dennis Head Light House bore N53W.

4.13pm: Hauled in Patent Log (73.1).

4.20pm: Sighted destroyer division ahead. Challenged and received reply. Land in sight on Starboard bow.

5.0pm: Evening quarters. Exercised at physical drill. Read warrant No 164.

5.29pm: Observed deviation 0 45 E. Variation 18 10 W. Course S70W.

5.58pm: Altered course S51W. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

6.28pm: Sighted Pentland Skerry S60W distant 19.5 miles approximately.

6.42pm: Copinsay abeam to Starboard 5 miles.

7.0pm: Stopped Zig Zagging, altered course 8 points to port. Increased to 16 knots.

[7.0pm - 8.0pm: As requisite Circling round]

8.3pm: Decreased to 15 knots (94 revs). 8.8pm: Altered course 8 points to port. 8.11pm: Steady on Course S51W. Course as requisite for entering harbour, 94 revs.

9.51pm: Came to with Port anchor in D6 berth veered 6 shackles.

[Distance run through the Water: 316.7]

[True Bearing and Distance: Sumburgh Light House 276 degrees, 31 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 752 tons]


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9 May 1915

At Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.15am: Lit fires in both Steam boats.

5.30am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

6.20am: Collier secured alongside.

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

7.50am: 2 Electricians joined ship from RNB Chatham.

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 3”, Aft 25’ 3”]

10.30am: Discharged to hospital ship “Plassy” [also mentioned here] 1 Armourers crew, 1 Private RMLI.

3.25pm: Finished coaling. Received 980 tons.

3.55pm: Cast off collier.

5.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

10.45pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1458 lbs, Vegetables Received: 3360 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1716 tons]


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10 May 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

1.30pm: First Part Starboard Watch employed getting up shell.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

10.40pm: Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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11 May 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

5.0am: Hands employed painting ship and getting in shell.

9.40am: Hands employed painting ship and stowing shell.

10.20am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital ship. 4 paint brushes lost by accident.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 May 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

9.30am: Divisions - Prayers.

9.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats and as requisite.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite. Boys away boat sailing.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.10pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1549, Vegetables Received: 3024 lbs]


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13 May 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.25pm: 15 Stoker ratings joined the ship from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] Chatham.

10.50pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1651 tons]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 44F]


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14 May 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

4.15am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Collier secured alongside.

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 8”]

7.55am: Finished coaling. Received 78 tons.

8.15am: Cast off collier.

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Divers exercised at monthly dip. Bosun’s party employed overhauling and repairing coaling gear.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 9”]

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning and painting ship. Unrigged diving boat.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.45pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1713 tons]


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15 May 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 25’ 8”]

10.0am: Lieutenant HGM Hill RN left ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 165.

5.30pm: 1 Leading Seaman, 1 AB Discharged to RNB Chatham.

6.15pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Prepared for sea.

8.40pm: Darkened ship.

9.20pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 14 knots.

9.50pm: Increased 18 knots (114 revs). 9.52pm: Course S10W.

10.17pm: Streamed Cherub Log (zero).

11.40pm: Altered course S59W.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 753 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1680 lbs]


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16 May 1915

[To Cromarty Firth, though not indicated at top of log page [this is confirmed by the log for HMS Donegal for this date]]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1 [estimated]

0.26am: Tarbat Ness Light bore S74W. 1.0am: Increased 113 revs.

2.5am: Decreased to 88 revs. 2.7am: Hauled in Patent Log (65.8). Course and speed as requisite for entering Cromarty Firth, “Donegal” in company.

2.52am: Came to with Starboard anchor. 2.54am: Let go Port anchor moored ship 6 shackles on each in.

[Moored 6 on each in No 9 berth]

4.30pm: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 8”]

9.15am: Landed Church party (18 Wesleyans and 4 Presbyterians).

9.50am: Divisions. 10.20am: Divine Service.

11.40am: Church Parties returned.

pm: Gave leave to 8% of ships company from 2.0pm till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.30pm: 3 Ratings joined ship from “Minotaur”.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth, though not indicated in log]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored 6 on each No 9 berth]

0.15am: Drew fires in Picket boat.

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys exercised at physical drill and boat pulling.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Physical drill.

9.35am: General drill. Exercised “Collision Stations” and “Out Stream Anchor”.

10.15am: Returned stores.

10.30am: Gunnery, Acting Seaman Gunners classes and Boys under instruction. All 3 cutters at boat drill. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

11.45am: Received on board 2 life saving rafts.

1.15pm: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship, Acting Seaman Gunners training classes under instruction. Gunlayers at dotter. Remainder of hands employed painting boats and as requisite. 1 Artisan Rating joined ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 8% Ship’s Company 2pm till 6pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 166.

5.30pm: Prepared for sea.

7.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace. Unmooring.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. 7th CS [Cruiser Squadron] weighed. “Lancaster” foul hawse.

8.55pm: Cleared hawse. 9.10pm: Weighed Port.

9.32pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded Course and speed as requisite for clearing harbour.

9.16pm: Passed Whistle Buoy. Streamed Patent Log (zero).

10.0pm: Following First BS [Battleship Squadron], Course E, 19 knots.

10.20pm: Course N70E. 10.30pm: Altered course E by S.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 50F, sea temperature 46F]


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18 May 1915

[At Sea]

Lat 56.3, Long 2.1

1.45am: Altered course S40E.

3.10am: Altered course 3 points to port. 3.11am: Increased 122 revs.

3.20am: Altered course 3 points to Starboard. 3.21am: Increased 128 revs.

5.0am: (Average course S85E for morning watch).

6.0am: Picking up station on [HMS] Hampshire.

7.55am: Passed Norwegian SS “Lioalen” [or possibly Lincoln or Sjøalv - handwriting very indistinct] 0.5 miles on port beam.

8.0am: Altered course S22E to take station.

9.0am: Decreased 16 knots, in station 4 cables astern of Hampshire. Course S34E. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

9.24am: Decreased 12.5 knots. 9.48am: Increased 15 knots. Carried out Zig Zag No 3 - 4 points every 10 minutes.

9.50am: Divisions, Prayers. Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship, Acting Seaman Gunners and Seaman Torpedomen training classes under instruction.

11.20am: Altered course E. 11.30am: Altered course SSW. 11.40am: Altered course E (Flag) and as requisite following “Hampshire”.

pm: As requisite following Hampshire 17 knots.

0.45pm: Altered course to Starboard NW by W. 1.0pm: Altered course NW by N. Stopped Zig Zagging.

3.0pm: Passed on Port beam 1 mile, large grey painted ketch showing Swedish colours.

4.0pm: Altered course N by E. Decreased to 18 knots.

5.25pm: Commenced zigzag 16 knots advance (N37W) 2 points every 10 minutes, to starboard.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.54pm: Sighted land bearing N86W.

9.29pm: Hauled in Patent Log (foul) (95.1). 9.35pm: Streamed Patent Log cleared.

[Distance made good: 232 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bass Rock 266 degrees, 157 miles]

Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1247 tons]


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19 May 1915

[To Cromarty, though not indicated at top of page]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1 [estimated]

0.6am: Sighted Covesea Light bearing S79.5W

0.41am: Sighted Tarbat Ness Light bearing N74W.

1.9am: Altered course W. 1.12am: Hauled in Patent Log (65.3).

1.40am: Altered course S65W.

2.15am: Course and speeds as requisite for entering Cromarty Harbour.

2.40am: Came to with Port anchor in 11.5 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

3.10am: Weighed Port anchor. Course and speed as requisite.

3.59am: Came to with port anchor. 4.1am: Let go Starboard anchor. Moored 6 shackles each in No 9 berth.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 4”]

5.35am: Collier secured alongside.

6.20am: Prepared for coaling.

8.5am: Commenced coaling.

11.40am: Finished coaling. Received 525 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 9”]

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 8% of ships company till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: 1 Sick Berth Attendant joined ship.

6.55pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.35pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Distance run through the Water: 269.6]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 687 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: 1728 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 47F]


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20 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth, though not indicated in log]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored 6 on each No 9 berth]

4.10am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

6.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat. Obstruction party rigged launch.

8.10am: Landed marching Party. Rigging party employed turning first cutters falls, examining and refitting coaling gear. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% of Ships Company till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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21 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored 6 on each No 9 berth]

4.15am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys exercised at boat pulling and physical drill.

8.5am: Aired Bedding.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Exercised Action.

9.20am: Net obstruction party left ship.

10.10am: Secured guns. Hands employed as requisite. Training classes under instruction. Rigging party turning second cutter’s falls.

11.45am: Obstruction party returned.

1.10pm: Landed Patrol and Marines marching party.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% of ships Company and 15% CPOs [Chief Petty Officers] till 6.0pm.

6.20pm: Patrol returned.

6.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1192 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs]


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22 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

9.0am: Divisions. Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.20am: Discharged 1 Stoker to hospital ship. Lit fires in Picket Boat.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. First cutters painting boat.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company, 15% of POs till 6.0pm. 12 pounder and 6” Gun Layers at deflection teacher, Range finder operations exercised.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mostly fine weather. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 53F]


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23 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

8.45am: Landed RCs (32). 8.50am: Landed Wesleyans (24) and Presbyterians (20).

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company and 20% of Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

6.50pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.15pm: Artificer Engineer joined ship.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Engineer Lieutenant Fowling joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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24 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats. Boys Exercised at boat pulling.

8.45am: Marine Gun Crews at loader.

9.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised at Physical drill.

9.20am: General drill. Exercised “Fire”, “Ship struck by mine or Torpedo” stations. Boats pull round squadron.

10.50am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship classes under instruction. Gun Layers at aiming practice. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Gunnery, Torpedo and Seamanship classes under instruction. Net Obstruction party away in launch. Discharged 2 ratings to hospital. 12 pounder Gun Layers a .303 night firing.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% Ship’s Company, 20% of POs till 6.0.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 167.

7.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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25 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

1.0am: Challenged Harbour Masters Launch.

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

5.0am: Spread fires in Picket Boat.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.40am: Hands employed preparing for Inspection by RA [Rear Admiral] Minotaur.

9.15am: Cleared ship for Action and Exercised Action.

9.20am: Admiral arrived on board.

10.7am: Secured guns.

10.25am: Admiral left ship.

10.40am: Gunnery and Seaman Gunners, Torpedo and Seaman Torpedomen and Seamanship classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 15% POs till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Nos 168 and 169.

7.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace. 1 Rating joined ship (AB).

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

11.10pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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26 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Exercised Boys at Boat pulling and physical drill.

8.30am: Divers at work examining underwater fittings.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Training classes and Boys under instruction. Remainder of hands preparing for coaling.

11.15am: Mr O’Brien Artificer Engineer left ship for RNB Chatham.

1.30pm: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship, Seaman Gunners and Seaman Torpedomen Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hand employed preparing for coaling.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 20% of Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm. 12 pounder Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

9.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1605 tons]

[Weather overcast in am, fine in pm, barometric pressure relatively high and steady. Noon air and sea temperature 51F]


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27 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

5.30am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace. Collier secured alongside. Prepared for coaling.

6.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

6.41am: Commenced coaling.

6.41am: Finished coaling. Received 135 tons.

8.0am: Examined collier’s (“Morton”) coaling gear and found correct.

8.20am: Cast off collier.

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 20% of POs till 6.0pm. Hands employed cleaning ship.

3.30pm: 1 AB joined ship from RNB Chatham.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1723 tons]


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28 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Exercised boys at Boat pulling and physical drill.

8.40am: Both Turrets crews at loader.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.40am: Exercised Action. 10.0am: Secured guns.

10.10am and 1.30pm: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ships side and as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 20% of POs till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

11.20pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fresh Beef Received: 1026 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2600 lbs]


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29 May 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 9 berth]

7.40am: Store ship came alongside.

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and getting in provisions.

9.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 25’ 8”]

1.30pm: Landed Patrol. Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 20% of POs till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Prepared for sea.

7.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

7.15pm: Unmoored. 7.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.30pm: Weighed Port anchor.

8.0pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles on Starboard.

9.20pm: Darkened ship.

10.22pm: Weighed. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour with 7th Cruiser Squadron.

10.50pm: Passed gate in boom. Closed up gun watch.

11.5pm: Course N65E, 18 knots.

11.24pm: Streamed Patent Log.

11.39pm: Tarbat Ness Light House bore N6E.

11.49pm: Tarbat Ness Light House bore N32W.

11.50pm: Altered course S81E.

[Number on sick list: 18]

[Rain or showers from noon onwards, barometer unshipped at noon (but pressure recorded thereafter). Noon air and sea temperature 50F]


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30 May 1915

[At Sea]

Lat 56.3, Long 0.0

2.38am: Kinnaird Head abeam.

3.0am: Altered course S52E. 3.15am: Commenced Zig Zag No 1. First turn to Starboard. 2 points to Starboard.

3.30am: 2 points to Port. 3.45am: 2 points Starboard. 4.0am: 2 points to Starboard.

6.0am: Altered course to take up station in LS 2 - 12 formation. Course South.

6.56am: Altered course S31E.

7.50am: Altered course S16W. Decreased to 17 knots.

[Numerous changes in course and speed from 8.8am to 9.34am]

9.20am: Much smoke on port bow. (3rd Battleship Squadron and 3rd Cruiser Squadron).

10.3am: Altered course S30W. Zig Zagging every 10 minutes. Course steered S50W, S30W (Normal S40W).

10.5am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.12am: Altered course S20E. Zig Zagging every 10 minutes on these courses (S and S20E). Normal Course S10E.

0.30pm: Zig Zagging 2 points each way from South (approximately) every 10 minutes (following “Hampshire”).

2.0pm: Passed small steamer 1 funnel shewing Dutch colours steering W approximately. Passed oil tank steamer 3 masts 1 funnel and trawler (Large) steering ENE.

3.15pm: Altered course 16 points to port. Increased. Courses and speeds as requisite for taking up position ahead of battle fleet in LS 4.

6.30pm: Took up station 4 miles on port beam of Hampshire. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes. In station 4 miles on port beam of Hampshire.

9.0pm: Passed to port Dutch drift net fishing vessel (nets out).

9.26pm: Altered course N12W. Stopped Zig Zagging.

[Distance run through the Water: 228.4 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Bass Rock 261 degrees, 90 miles]

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1364 tons]

[North easterly wind force 5 at 4am and 8am, then north westerly or northerly force 3 or 4 for most of rest of day. Rain or showers until 1pm, then fine. Noon temperature 47F, sea temperature 48F]


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31 May 1915

[No location information in log - presumed to be returning to Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1 [estimated]

2.0am: Dawn. 2.10am: Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points each way every 10 minutes. First turn to Starboard.

2.40am: Altered course E approximately to close “Minotaur” at 18 knots.

3.0am: Formed in single line in open order speed 16 knots. Course N21W.

3.5am: Altered course N43W. Zig Zagging 2 points each way every 10 minutes. Ships turning in succession.

3.40pm: Altered course SW. 3.45am: Altered course S. 3.53am: Commenced Zig Zag No II commencing to port.

4.49am: Altered course N77W normal. Zig Zagging 3 points (to Starboard).

9.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

10.10am: Altered course S65W. Stopped zigzagging.

11.0am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour. Decreased to 14 knots. 11.12am: Decreased to 7 knots.

11.27am: Stopped. Came to with port anchor. 11.31am: Let go Starboard anchor. Moored ship 6 [shackles] on each in No 8 berth.

0.45pm: Collier secured alongside. Examined collier’s coaling gear and found correct.

2.15pm: Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: Finished coaling. Received 484 tons.

6.24pm: Cast off collier.

7.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. 1 Stoker joined ship.

8.30pm: 4 W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] ratings (boys) joined ship.

9.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.15pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 364.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1720 tons]

[Rain and drizzle in am, noon air and sea temperature 49F]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1915. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log” crossing through initialled JMB]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Navigating Officer, as before]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Captain D’Oyly, 1 July 1915]

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1 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

9.0am: Bosun’s rigging party employed examining and refitting coaling gear and reeving new falls for first cutter. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

11.0am: 1 Able Seaman left ship.

1.15pm: Paid monthly money.

2.20pm: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Training classes under instruction. 12 pounder Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

3.30pm: Boys exercised at squad drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.50pm: Private RMLI joined ship.

7.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 170, 171, 172, 173.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fresh Beef Received: 783 lbs]


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2 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Boys at boat pulling and physical drill. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.40am: A group 6” crews to loader.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised physical drill.

9.35am: Exercised Action. Exercised Fire and Collision stations in action.

10.0am: Secured guns. 10.5am: Exercised Physical drill.

10.30am: All training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.40am: Storeship came alongside.

1.30pm: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ship’s Company, 20% POs till 6.0pm.

3.25pm: Boys exercised at squad drill.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened Ship.

11.15pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fine weather in am, rain in pm. Noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 52F]


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3 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

5.45am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.25am: Landed 120 men for Marching exercise.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: 6” Gun Layers and Trainers at deflection teacher, remainder of hands employed as requisite. Lit fires in Picket Boat.

Noon: Marching party returned.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% POs till 6.0pm.

3.20pm: Received 1 Carly lifesaving raft [or Carly float].

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

11.30pm: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 786 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1000 lbs]


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4 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Spread fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: Boys of Starboard Watch exercised at physical drill. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.45am: Aired bedding.

8.45am: X and Y groups 6” guns to Loader.

9.30am: Exercised Action. 9.55am: Secured guns.

10.0am: Seamanship, Gunnery and Torpedo and Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seaman Gunners classes at instruction. Boys at Boat drill. Bosun’s Rigging party at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. 6” and 12 pounder Gun Layers at aiming practice.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% of POs till 6.0pm:

3.20pm: Boys to Physical drill.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30pm: Darkened ship. Banked fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 13]


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5 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

5.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats. Spread fires in Picket Boat.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. 6” and 12 pounder Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Aired night clothing.

11.0am: Discharged 1 rating to shore (Boy).

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ship’s Company and 25% POs till 6.0pm.

2.50pm: 6” Gun Layers and Gunnery Training Class at .303 aiming rifle practice.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 814 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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6 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

9.0am: Landed RC church party (24).

9.25am: Landed Wesleyans (22) and Presbyterians (19).

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service.

11.45am: RC church party returned.

0.15pm: Church parties returned.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 25% POs till 6.0pm.

8.30pm: 1 Armourers Crew joined ship from RNB Chatham.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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7 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Boys exercised at boat pulling, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.35am: Exercised “Out collision mat and collision stations”. 9.45am: Replaced gear.

9.55am: Exercised “Ship struck by mine”.

10.5am: Exercised “Away all boats crew”. 10.30am: Replaced gear. Hoisted boats.

10.40am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Acting Seaman Gunners and Seaman Torpedomen and Seamanship Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.15pm: Landed Patrol.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ship’s Company, 25% of Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

2.30pm: 6” Gun Layers at control drill and plotting exercise.

3.30pm: Boys at drill.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 803 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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8 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Spread fires in Picket boat. Boys exercised over foremast head. Hands employed cleaning ship. Rigged diving boat.

8.30am: Divers at work cleaning under water fittings. “A” group at loader practice.

8.55am: Landed Marines and Boys for exercise.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

9.30am: Exercised Action. 10.15am: Secured guns.

10.30am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seaman Gunners Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed preparing for coaling.

11.0am: 12 pounder Gun Layers to deflection teacher.

Noon: Marines and Boys returned.

1.30pm: Seamanship, Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seaman Gunners classes under instruction. Remainder of hands preparing for coaling.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1591 tons]


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9 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

5.50am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

6.0am: Collier secured alongside. Examined and found correct coaling appliances.

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.50am: Finished coaling. Received 165 tons.

8.15am: Collier left ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”. Aft 25’ 9”]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

2.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Acting Seaman Torpedomens class at work.

3.30pm: Boys exercised at squad drill.

6.30pm: Prepared for sea.

7.30pm: 1 W/T Boy joined ship from Shore Station.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors. Drew fires in Picket Boat. First Fire [or Gun? - writing indistinct] watch in accommodation ladder.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 858 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1688 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 52F]


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10 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Rigged dropping gear in Picket boat.

8.30am: Marching Party (117 Seamen and boys) left ship.

8.40am: Marine gun crews at loader.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical drill. Hands employed as requisite. Ran 14” Torpedos from Picket boat.

11.45am: Marching Party returned.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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11 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[Moored in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Boys exercised at boat pulling and Physical drill. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.45am: Aired bedding.

9.15am: Exercised Action.

9.55am: Secured guns.

10.0am: 6” and 12 pounder Gunlayers at .303 aiming rifle practice. Seamanship Training class under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ship Company, 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Boys at drill.

5.45pm: Prepared for sea.

7.0pm: Unmoored, weighed Port [anchor], shortened in to 3 shackles on Starboard anchor.

7.20pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. 7.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Gun watch to Night Action stations.

9.8pm: Weighed. 9.20pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, speed 14 knots.

9.36pm: Increased to 19 knots. 9.48pm: Set Course N65E. In station 4 cables astern of “Hampshire”.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 915 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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12 June 1915

[At Sea]

Lat 60.8, Long -3.7

0.35am: Sighted Noss Head Light.

0.44am: Sighted Pentland Skerries Light, altered course N4W.

1.45am: “Hampshire” parted company. Altered course N80W off Duncansby Head.

[Course as requisite for passing through Pentland Firth]

3.0am: Decreased to 16 knots. Commenced zigzagging 3 points every 10 minutes, turning first to Starboard.

4.0am: Sighted Battle squadron on Port quarter.

5.0am: Sule Skerry bore S50W 6.25 miles. 5.6am: Altered course N29E.

9.46am: Altered course N25E. Took station 2.5 cables astern of [HMS] “Superb” (First Battleship Squadron). Normal Course N25E 16 knots. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

1.0pm: Commenced zigzagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

2.7pm: Stopped. Sent boat to [HMS] “Donegal”.

2.9pm: Hauled in Patent Log (66.4). 2.32pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.26pm: Parted company from Battle Squadron. 2.37pm: Set Course S32W 16 knots. ZigZagging 2 points every 10 minutes. Destroyers “Brisk” and “Nereide” in company on each bow.

3.25pm: Vessel on port beam. Challenged and received reply - HMS “Digby” armed liner.

7.25pm: Challenged by [HMS] “Black Prince”.

10.28pm: Sule Skerry Light bore S13W 18 miles.

10.30pm: Altered course S26E.

11.50pm: Stopped zigzagging. Steering normal course.

Midnight: Light Northerly airs, Clear, Slight Westerly swell.

[Distance run through the Water: 217.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Muckle Flugga 88.5 degrees, 82 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]


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13 June 1915

[At Scapa Flow, though not stated in log]

[Year at top of page shown as 1913!]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.0 [estimated]

[At Single Anchor in D6 berth]

0.34am: Sighted Dunnet Head Light bearing S9.5E. Sighed land on port bow.

0.51am: Sighted Stroma Island Light bearing S30E.

2.12am: Hauled in Patent Log (47.5). 2.13am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

2.22am: Passed through Gate.

2.30am: Stopped Starboard Engine. 2.47am: Stopped Port.

2.50am: Came to with Starboard [anchor] in D6 berth in 17 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

6.0am: One Gun watch employed getting out picket boat and accommodation ladder.

6.20am: Two gun watches employed cleaning ship.

10.15am: Sent 22 RCs to church in “Dreadnought”.

10.30am: Divine Service.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

[Distance run through the Water: 212.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1319 tons]


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14 June 1915

[At Scapa Flow]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.0

[At single anchor in D6 berth]

6.0am: Collier secured alongside. Examined and found correct collier’s coaling appliances.

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 6”, Aft 25’ 3”]

9.40am: 1 Marine Bugler joined ship.

9.47am: Finished coaling. Received 424 tons.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 9”]

10.30am: Collier shoved off. Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Hand employed cleaning ship.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Fresh Beef Received: 794 lbs, Vegetables Received 1120 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1727 tons]

[Relatively high barometric pressure, fine weather, noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 50F]


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15 June 1915

[At Scapa Flow]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.0

[At single anchor in D6 berth]

6.0am: Boys Starboard watch exercised at boat pulling. Remainder of hands cleaning ship and boats.

9.10am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Physical drill.

9.30am: Gunnery, Acting Seaman Gunners, Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seamanship Training classes under instruction. Torpedo party running 18” Torpedoes from port Tube. Bosun’s Party employed overhauling and examining coaling gear. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.20am: Domestics at physical drill. 12 pounder Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

1.15m: Acting Seaman Gunners, Gunnery training classes firing from Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Boys of Starboard watch boat sailing. Seamanship Acting Seaman Torpedomen classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

3.20pm: Boys at drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 174. Received 1 Cruiser mine [?].

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 June 1915

[At Scapa Flow]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.0

[At single anchor in D6 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys exercised at physical drill and boat pulling.

7.30am: Carpenters Dockyard party (22 hands) left ship.

8.45am: “A” group and After turret at 6” loader.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical drill.

9.35am: Exercised “Collision Stations”. 9.45am: Returned gear.

9.50am: Gunnery, Seamanship, Acting Seaman Gunners, Acting Seaman Torpedomen, men passing for higher rating training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.30am: Cooks mates and Domestics at physical drill.

11.30am: Prepared for sea.

1.10pm: Shortened in. 1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite in Flow for trial of Starboard engine.

3.3pm: Stopped. 3.6pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 19 fathoms veered 6 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings 3.6pm: abeam Ve Ness N1.5W, Tog Ness Jetty N34E, Barrel of Butter N79W]

3.7pm: Exercised Action. Carried out 1” OOQ [Officer of Quarters] aiming rifle firing.

4.30pm: Finished 1” Aiming rifle practice.

7.45pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

8.0pm: Weighed and proceeded. 8.15pm: Stopped. Rear Admiral Fremantle came on board for passage.

8.30pm: Proceeded out of harbour.

9.50pm: Set Course S50E. 9.53pm: Streamed Patent Log (zero).

10.0pm: Commenced zigzagging 3 points every 10 minutes. First turn to Starboard.

11.0pm: Altered course S10E. Zigzagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

Midnight: Altered course S84W.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1613 tons]

[Mostly fine weather. Noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 51F]


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17 June 1915

[To Cromarty Firth, though not stated in log]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1 [estimated]

0.30am: Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

1.0am: Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

1.30am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

2.23am: Sighted Covesea Light House bearing S30W.

2.36am: Sighted Tarbat Ness Light House bearing N66W.

3.16am: Altered course S61W. Stopped Zig Zagging. 3.32am: Hauled in Patent Log (97.9).

3.45am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.12am: Came to with Starboard anchor in No 18 berth veered 6 shackles.

6.0am: Prepared for coaling.

6.15am: Collier secured alongside. Examined and found correct collier’s coaling appliances.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Finished coaling. Received 147 tons.

10.25am: Collier left ship. Hands employed cleaning ship.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 8”]

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company and 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

5.15pm: 1 Stoker joined ship from “Minotaur”.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 104.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1718 tons]


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18 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

4.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

5.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Boys exercised at physical drill and boat pulling. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

7.50am: Aired bedding.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical drill.

9.35am: Exercised “Action”. 10.0am: Secured guns.

10.10am: Gunnery, Acting Seaman Torpedomen training classes under instruction. First, Second and Third cutters away for instruction in rowing. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

3.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company, 25% POs till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Docking party left ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Docking party returned.

10.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 943 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]

[Barometric pressure relatively high, weather fine, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 51F]


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19 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Aired night clothing.

9.0am: Bosun’s party employed overhauling and refitting coaling gear and boats gripes, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Corporal RMLI to hospital ship.

2.30pm: 12 pounder and 6” Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

3.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company and 25% CPO and POs till 6.0pm. Landed Patrol.

9.30pm: Darkened ship. Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 618 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]


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20 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

9.10am: Landed Church parties: RCs 31, Wesleyans 25, Presbyterians 17.

10.0am: Divine Service.

2.45pm: Landed Patrol.

7.55pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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21 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for drill and cleaning boats.

8.40am: “X” group 6” guns exercised at loader.

9.35am: Exercised “Out Sheet anchor and 6.5” wire”. Weighed anchor by hand.

10.50am: Replaced gear.

1.20pm: Gunnery, Seamanship Training classes Acting Seaman Torpedomen and men passing for higher rating under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

3.30pm: Boys at squad drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 955 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]


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22 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

9.35am: Gunnery, Acting Seaman Gunners, Acting Seaman Torpedomen Seamanship Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.30am: 1 Officers Steward Third Class discharged to shore.

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

6.15pm: Prepared for coaling.

9.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1580 tons]


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23 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

6.0am: Collier secured alongside. Examined colliers coaling gear and found same correct.

6.35am: Commenced coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 8”

7.46am: Finished coaling. Received 150 tons.

8.15am: Collier left ship.

[After coaling. Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 9”]

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Hands employed cleaning ship. Acting Seaman Gunners class under instruction.

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.30pm: Darkened ship. Banked fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received: 791 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1694 tons]

[Weather overcast from noon. Noon temperature 60F, sea temperature 55F]


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24 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Spread fires in Picket boat. Hands employed provisioning and cleaning ship.

7.30am: Landed Seaman Companies and Marines.

8.45am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

10.0am: Cast off store ship.

1.30pm: Hands employed oiling all wire hawsers and cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company, 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

3.20pm: Landing party returned. 3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

6.35pm: Patrol returned. Lost by accident Webley Pistol Mark II 1 in Number.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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25 June 1915

[date in log shown as 26 June]


[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 18 berth]

6.0am: Boys exercised at boat pulling. Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.40am: “A” group and Fore Turret at 6” loader.

9.35am: Exercised “Action”. 10.10am: Secured guns.

10.20am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Training classes under instruction.

Noon: Joined ship 1 AB, 6 Privates RMLI, 1 Cook, 1 Ship’s Steward’s Assistant joined ship.

pm: 12 Ratings and 6 Marines left ship.

3.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company, 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Boys to squad drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

9.35pm: Weighed - Shifted berth.

9.50pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in No 8 berth veered 6 shackles.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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26 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite cleaning ship.

3.0pm: Leave to 10% Ships Company, 25% Chief and First Class POs till 6.0pm.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received: 829 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1600 lbs]

[Misty for most of day. Noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 56F]


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27 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

9.30am: Divisions.

10.15am: Divine Service.

1.30pm: Landed Patrol.

3.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPO, POs till 6.0pm.

5.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fuel Remaining: 1546 tons]

[Mist and/or rain all day]


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28 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

5.30am: Collier secured alongside. Examined and found correct collier’s coaling gear.

6.22am: Commenced coaling.

[Before: Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 10”, Aft 25’ 7”]

8.0am: Finished coaling, received 186 tons.

[After: Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 8”]

8.20am: Cast off collier.

9.10am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

10.15am: Divers at work on underwater fittings.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm.

2.30pm: Boatswain’s party at work refitting coaling gear. Divers at work on underwater fittings, remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 175.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received: 734 lbs, Vegetable Received: 1500 lbs]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1683 tons]


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29 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.35am: Exercised Action. 9.55am: Secured guns.

10.5am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship, men passing for higher rating, under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Boys at physical drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 176.

10.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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30 June 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Boys exercised at boat pulling and drill. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical drill.

9.38am: Exercised “Out Stream Anchor and 3.5” wire”. 9.50am: Replaced gear.

10.5am: Exercised Boats crews away pulling.

10.30am: Hoisted boats.

10.50am: Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seaman Gunners Seamanship, Gunnery, Torpedo training classes under instruction. Remainder hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Boys to physical drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants 177, 178.

4.10pm: Payed boys weekly money.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 766 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1500 lbs]


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for July 1915. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log” crossing through initialled JMB]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by James M Begg Navigating Officer]

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[Page not filled in but signed by Lieutenant Commander JM Begg, dated 1st August 1915]


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1 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Boys exercised at boat pulling. Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.40am: 6” Guns crews at loader. Landed boys for marching. Exercised Control parties.

9.10am: Divisions. Physical drill.

9.30am: Gunnery, Acting Seaman Gunners, Acting Seaman Torpedomen and Seamanship training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

11.50am: Boys returned on board.

1.0pm: Hands mustered for Quarterly Settlement.

6.0pm: Sent Picket boat with explosive charges to [HMS] “King George V”.

8.30pm: Gun watch closed up.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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2 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Action. 10.40am: Secured guns.

11.0am: Gunnery, Seamanship, Acting Seaman Torpedomen’s Training classes and men passing for higher rating under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm.

5.0pm: Prepared for coaling.

7.15pm: Gun watch fallen out.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1611 tons]

[Mist and rain early in day, then fine, noon air and sea temperature 58F]


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3 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

5.40am: Collier secured alongside.

6.5am: Examined collier’s appliances and found correct.

6.17am: Commenced coaling.

7.25am: Finished coaling. Received 126 tons.

7.40am: Cast off collier.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm. Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

3.30pm: Closed B and C doors.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1722 tons]


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4 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket boat.

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Landed church parties. Wesleyans (18) and Presbyterians (13).

9.0am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] church party (28).

9.30am: Divisions.

11.0am: Church parties returned.

Noon: Landed C of E [Church of England] church party (120).

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 rating (PO First Class) to hospital ship “China” [mentioned here].

5.0pm: C of E church party returned.

7.40pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

8.5pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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5 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats. Boys Exercised at boat pulling.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.35am: Gunnery, Acting Seaman Gunners, Acting Seaman Torpedomen Seamanship Training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.30am: 12 pounder Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Party under Lieutenant Commander (Gunnery) unfuzing 6" Lyddite.

3.30pm: Received 5 cases of Respirators. Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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6 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. Boys exercised at boat pulling.

8.45am: Landed Marines for drill.

9.35am: Gunnery, Seamanship Training classes and men passing for higher rating under instruction. Party employed unfuzing 6” Lyddite. Boys at boat drill.

2.0pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company and 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm. Landed Patrol.

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors. Party employed unfuzing 6” Lyddite.

6.35pm: Patrol returned.

[Number on sick list: 9]


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7 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Exercised Boys at boat pulling and over masthead. Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.35am: Exercised Action. 10.15am: Secured guns.

10.35am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Training classes under instruction and men passing for higher rating. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm.

3.30pm: Exercised Boys at squad drill.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 179.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fresh Beef Received: 815 lbs, Vegetables Received: 1400 lbs]


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8 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

6.0am: Exercised Boys at boat pulling and physical drill. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Landed Boys for exercise.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers - Physical drill.

9.35am: Gunnery, Torpedo, Seamanship Training classes under instructions. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Leave to 12% Ships Company, 25% CPOs and POs till 6.0pm. Landed Patrol.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

6.35pm: Patrol returned.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket boat. Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Drizzle or showers at times, noon air and sea temperature 57F]


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9 July 1915

[At Cromarty Firth]

Lat 57.7, Long -4.1

[At Single Anchor in No 8 berth]

5.0am: Lit fires in Picket boat.

5.30am: Spread fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Exercised boys at boat pulling. Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

8.40am: Divers employed cleaning underwater fittings.

9.15am: Divisions - Prayers. Physical drill.

9.40am: Exercised Action. Exercised Fire and collision station in action. 10.20am: Secured guns.

10.30am: Gunnery, Seamanship, Acting Seaman Gunners and Torpedo training classes under instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Sent one 3 pounder gun to [HMS] “Minotaur”.

2.0pm: Divers employed cleaning underwater fittings.

7.40pm: Prepared for sea.

8.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.30pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

8.50pm: Weighed.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

9.10pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 14 knots.

9.20pm: Passed gate. Increased 18 knots.

9.30pm: Whistle Buoy abeam. Set Course N63E. 9.47pm: Increased 19 knots.

10.10pm: Commenced Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

10.30pm: Decreased to 18 knots (113 revs).

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received: 370 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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10 July 1915

[To Scapa Flow]

Lat 58.9, Long -3.0 [estimated]

0.45am: Altered course N1W. Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

0.50am: Sighted Noss Head Light. Passed 3 drifters or trawlers.

1.8am: Sighted Pentland Skerries Light bearing N (magnetic). Noss Head Light N58W.

1.35am: Sighted Stroma Island Light on port bow.

2.18am: Hauled in Patent Log (86.8).

2.20am: Altered course N2W. Course and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

3.5am: Came to with starboard anchor in 17 fathoms veered 6 shackles in F7 berth Scapa Flow.

[At Single anchor in F7 berth]

5.30am: Gun watches employed getting out projectiles.

9.0am: Hands employed about shell (effecting exchange of Lyddite for AP [Armour Piercing] and common).

1.30pm: Hands employed about shell as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Closed B and C doors.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

5.55pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital.

9.30pm: Darkened ship. Prepared for sea.

10.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

11.30pm: Shortened in to 3 shackled. 11.50pm: Weighed.

[Distance run through the Water: 78.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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11 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -0.9

0.10 Proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving harbour, 14 knots. Gun Watch closed up.

0.35am: Streamed Patent Log (zero).

0.37am: Altered course South.

1.30am: Commenced zigzagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

2.0am: Commenced zigzagging 4 points every 10 minutes.

2.20am: Sighted and challenged 2 destroyers steering NW.

3.0am: Passed to Starboard 2 patrol trawlers.

6.0am: Zig Zagging 4 points every 10 minutes.

7.10am: Passing through quantities of drift wood (deals) one piece resembling ship’s derrick.

8.0am: Altered course S38W. Passed 4 trawlers and 1 small steamer (unknown).

8.10am: Altered course to port to avoid trawlers.

8.48am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid Norwegian steamer.

9.40am: Altered course S15W. Zig Zagging 4 points every 10 minutes. Passed 2 barques and 3 trawlers.

10.0am: Land on Starboard beam.

3.38pm: Sighted Longstone Light House S81W.

3.47pm: Altered course S30W. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

4.45pm: Altered course S1E. Zig Zagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

5.0pm: Coquet Island Light House abeam to Starboard.

5.40pm: Increased to 18 knots (113 revs). Zig Zagging 3 points every 10 minutes.

7.15pm: Reduced to 17 knots. Stopped Zig Zagging.

7.30pm: [HMS] “Ouse” and 3 destroyers joined up as escort off Hartlepool.

7.55pm: Altered course S37E. Entered swept channel.

8.51pm: Altered course S9E. Second channel buoy abeam.

8.54am: Altered course S10E. As requisite following buoys.

[Distance run through the Water: 160.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bell Rock Light House 260 degrees, 48.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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12 July 1915

[To Sheerness]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.9 [estimated]

0.50am: Altered course N1W (to starboard). 1.50am: Altered course S1W (to Starboard).

3.29am: Rounded buoy, altered course S1W. Working up to 19 knots.

5.30am: Sighted land on Starboard bow. Course as requisite in buoyed channel.

6.12am: Hauled in Patent Log (96.4). 6.15am: Restreamed Patent Log.

6.33am: Sighted Haisboro’ Light Vessel bearing S53E. 6.52am: Haisboro’ Light Vessel abeam to port.

7.0am: Sighted Would Light Vessel bearing S25E. 7.24am: Would Light Vessel abeam to Starboard (0.25 miles).

7.41am: Newarp Light Vessel abeam to Starboard (0.25 miles).

8.0am: Crossand [Cross Sand] Light Vessel abeam to Starboard.

8.30am: Lowestoft abeam.

9.0am: Southwold abeam. Course as requisite for passing down buoyed channel Crossand - Shipwash.

9.53am: Shipwash abeam. Course as requisite in buoyed channel, Shipwash - Kentish Knock Light Vessel.

10.20am: Sunk [Light Vessel] abeam. 10.34am: Longsand Light Vessel abeam (1 cable).

11.0am: Kentish Knock Light Vessel abeam (1 cable), altered course S28W.

11.14am: Altered course S77W for Tongue Light Vessel. 11.16am: Hauled in Patent Log.

11.45am: Course and speeds as requisite for approaching Sheerness Harbour.

0.5pm: Duke of Edinburgh Light Vessel abeam. Course and speeds as requisite for entering Sheerness.

1.50pm: Secured to No 7 buoy Sheerness.

2.0pm and 4.30pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

5.30pm: Special leave to Starboard watch till 7.0am.

8.15pm: Closed B and C doors.

9.0pm: Darkened ship. Drew fires in Picket boat and steam pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 387.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fuel Remaining: Coal 1044 tons]

[Mist and drizzle in am, fine weather in pm. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 59F]


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13 July 1915

[At Sheerness]

Lat 51.4, Long -0.7 [estimated]

[Secured to No 7 buoy]

6.0am, 9.0am and 1.0pm: Hands employed discharging ammunition.

5.45am: All ammunition discharged.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.45pm: Closed B and C doors. Darkened ship.

11.0pm: Drew fires in Picket boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 62F]


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14 July 1915

[At Sheerness and to Chatham]

Lat 51.4, Long -0.7

[Secured to No 7 buoy]

6.0am: Gunner’s and Boatswain’s Parties at work. Remainder of hands employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Acting Seaman Gunners class under instruction. Remainder of hands preparing stores for returning and as requisite.

0.30pm: Prepared for getting under weigh.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 3”, Aft 24’ 6”]

1.0pm: Slipped from buoy. Proceeded up river to Chatham. Pilot in charge. Speed 10 knots.

2.0pm: Secured in North Lock. 2.15pm: Ship Shifted to No 2 basin.

3.30pm: Secured alongside jetty.

3.45pm: Drew fires in Picket boat and Steam Pinnace.

5.0pm; Leave to Starboard watch and Second Part Port Watch till 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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15 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard, though not stated in log]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Secured alongside in No 2 basin]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Gunners, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s Parties at work about stores. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.15pm: Gunners, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s Parties employed about stores. Remainder of hands employed as requisite. Discharged 1 AB [Able Seaman] to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and First Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

8.20pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received: 770 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs]


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16 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am and 1.15pm: Gunners, Boatswains, Carpenters Store Parties at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 AB to RNB.

5.0pm: Leave to [blank].

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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17 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am: Gunner’s, Boatswain’s and Carpenter’s Store parties at work, remainder of hands employed as requisite.

0.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am on Monday [on this Saturday]. Leave to First Part Port Watch till 7.0am. Leave to boys till 7.0pm.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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18 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Church Parties: RCs (20), Wesleyans (10), Presbyterians (5).

10.0am: Divine Service.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Leave to First Part Port Watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 7.0pm.

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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19 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am: Gunner’s, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s and Torpedo Parties at work. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.30am: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No 180.

5.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and First Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors.

[Fresh Beef Received: 786 lbs, Vegetables Received: 2000 lbs, Bread Received: 700 lbs]


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20 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

9.0am: Gunners, Carpenters, Boatswain’s and Torpedo and Ship’s Stewards Parties at work on boat stores. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.0am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.

1.30pm: Gunner’s, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s and Torpedo Parties at work about stores. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard watch and First Part of Port watch till 7.0am.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Barometer unshipped at noon and 4pm]


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21 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

9.0am: Gunner’s, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s Parties at work about stores. Remainder of hands employed cleaning mess deck and as requisite.

1.20pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Read Warrant No 181.

4.0pm: Leave to Port Watch and Second Part of Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

4.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 69F]


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22 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am: Hands employed - Gunner’s, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s and Ship’s Steward’s Parties employed returning stores. Unrove main derrick Topping lift and Purchase. Remainder employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Sub Lieutenant NB Weir RN Left ship.

1.30pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.15pm: Read warrants Nos 182 - 183 - 184.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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23 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am: Boatswain’s, Gunner’s, Carpenter’s and Ship’s Steward’s Parties returning stores. Remainder of hands employed getting out anchors and cables.

1.30pm: Boatswain’s, Gunner’s, Carpenter’s at work about stores. Remainder of hands employed getting out anchors and cables and returning provisions.

1.30pm: (approximately) Departed this life Stoker Robert Dalzell RNR, aged 40. Was found with wound in throat, self inflicted but there is not sufficient evidence to show state of his mind at time. [Entry on Casualty list: DALZELL, Robert, Stoker, RNR, T 2100, Lancaster, 23 June 1915, illness]

3.45pm: Closed B and C doors.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and First Part of Port watch till 7.0am.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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24 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and landing anchors and cables and provisions.

8.20am: Gunner’s, Boatswain’s, Carpenter’s, Torpedo parties at work. Remainder of hands - Starboard watch employed landing anchors and cables. Port watch getting out provisions.

0.30pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.0am on Monday [on this Saturday]. To First Part Starboard watch till 7.0am on Sunday. Leave to Boys till 7.0pm.

1.0pm: Read Warrant No 185.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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25 July 1915:


[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

9.30am: Divisions. Divine Service. Landed Church Parties. Wesleyans 10, Presbyterians 9.

11.40am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard Watch till 7.0am. Leave to Boys till 7.0pm.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship. Closed B and C doors.

[Number on sick list: 5]


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26 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am: Boatswain's, Carpenter’s, Gunner’s Parties employed returning stores. Remainder of hands employed landing anchor, cables and provisions.

11.0am: Discharged 11 Marines to RMB Chatham.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and Second Part Port watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Read Warrant No 186.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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27 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship and boats.

8.0am: Read Warrants Nos 187, 188, 189, 190.

8.45am: Ship’s Stewards, Boatswain Party and Carpenters landing Stores and Cables.

1.15pm: Boatswain’s Party employed. Remainder as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch and First Part of Starboard. Commander Wilding Left Ship.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Bread Received: 750 lbs]


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28 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

8.45am: Boatswain Party and Ships stewards landing stores. Gun’s crew for funeral exercised. Remainder as requisite.

1.15pm: Landed funeral party.

1.30pm: Boatswain, Gunner’s and Ship steward’s Party landing stores. Remainder as requisite.

3.50pm: Funeral Party returned.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch and First part of Port till 7am.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship. Closed B and C doors.


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29 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.0am: Read warrants Nos 191 and 192.

7.35am: Men for Portsmouth and Devonport fall in.

9.0am: Divisions.

9.45am: Hands cleaning decks.

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7am. Exercised fire quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.


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30 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am and 8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Hands cleaning Mess decks.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Four Ratings from Depôt joined. One Ship’s Stewards discharged to RNB.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

[Bread Received: 140 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 71F]


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31 July 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands employed as requisite.

1.15am: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Part of Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for August 1915. “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original log”]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed FJ White Lieutenant RNR (Navigating Officer crossed through)]

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[Page not filled in but signed JM Begg Lieutenant Commander RN, dated 1st September 1915]


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1 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

[Thermometer unshipped from 4.0am]

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands cleaning Mess Decks.

10.45am: Rounds.

11.0am: Divine Service.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds Correct.

[Fresh Beef Received: 46 lbs]


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2 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

[Temperatures recorded again today]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Ship.

8.0am: Working Part [party] from Barracks.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship and Cabins.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[Fresh Beef Received: 46 lbs]


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3 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship. 178 Dockyard Workmen on board.

8.0am: Working Party on Board.

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite Stowing Ship’s Stores.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Port Watch until 7am.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

[Fresh Beef Received: 35]

[Rain for most of day. Noon temperature 61F]


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4 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning Upper deck. 233 Dockyard Workmen on Board.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed as forenoon, and cleaning Sick Bay.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.


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5 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Upper deck. 242 Dockyard Men on board.

9.0am: Hands painting Upper deck Guns.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Part Watch till 7am.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

6.0pm: Air Thermometer on Fore Bridge broken.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds Correct.

[Fresh Beef Received: 35 lbs]


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6 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands Cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 230 Dockyard men on board.

9.0am: Hands cleaning Fore Bridge.

11.30am: Weekly Payment.

1.30pm: Hands as required. Maintenance Party to Barracks for Payment.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised fire quarters.


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7 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Upper Deck.

7.30am: 232 Workmen on board.

9.0am: Hands unrigging topmast stays.

1.30pm: Leave granted from 1.30pm till 7am on Monday [on this Saturday].


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8 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

10.30am: Rounds on Mess Deck.

10.45am: Divine Service.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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9 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 262 Workmen on board.

9.0am: Ship’s Company returned.

10.0am: Payment to Ship’s Company.

1.30pm: Hands as required.

2.0pm: Care and Maintenance Party returned to Depôt.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.

[Fresh Beef Received: 61 lbs, Bread Received: 60 lbs]

[Rain for most of day. Noon temperature 69F]


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10 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: 75 Workmen on board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands employed with Boatswain and Paymaster’s Stores.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

3.45pm: Four ratings to Depôt.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.

[Fresh Beef Received: 38 lbs, Vegetables Received: 200 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]


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11 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 2 basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Upper Deck.

7.30am: 71 Workmen on board.

9.0am: Hands employed as required. Boatswain’s Party returning stores.

11.0am: Carpenter’s Party turning out Boats.

1.30pm: Landing Brows and preparing to unmoor.

2.45pm: Left No 2 Basin.

3.25pm: Secured in No 3 Basin.

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

4.30pm: Leave granted to Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.

[No weather data, apart from Wind Direction, from 8am]


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12 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 105 Dockyard Workmen.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands removing stores. Dockyard unshipping funnels.

10.30am: Returning Boats.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

1.50pm: Shifted Ship astern. 2.5pm: Secured.

3.30pm: Paymaster’s Staff left ship.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Watch till 7am.

[Weather data recorded again today]


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13 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: 137 Workmen on board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depot.

9.0am: Hands employed as requisite: Cleaning Main Deck, and Writer’s Office.

11.45am: Weekly Payment.

1.30pm: Hands as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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14 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 140 Workmen on Board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.0am: Remainder of Ship’s company for leave.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds Correct.

[Fresh Beef Received: 50 lbs, Bread Received: 60 lbs]


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15 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Decks.

9.0am: Cleaning Mess Decks.

10.0am: Commander’s Rounds.

10.30am: Divine Service.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

[Fresh Beef Received: 46 lbs, Bread Received: 40 lbs]


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16 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 150 Workmen on board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands landing stores. Lieutenant-Commander Begg rejoined. Commander Nicholson RNR Left Ship.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7am.


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17 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Upper Deck.

7.30am: 158 Workmen on board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands securing gangways, cleaning Sick Bay etc.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.


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18 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Decks.

7.30am: 137 Workmen on board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands cleaning guns and landing Boatswain’s stores.

1.30pm: Hands as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch.

[Fresh Beef Received: 32 lbs, Bread Received: 60 lbs]


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19 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 135 Dockyard Workmen on Board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands clearing Boatswain’s store.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Drill.

8.0pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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20 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 146 Workmen on Board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands cleaning Lower Deck and Drawing Stores.

11.45am: Weekly Payment.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch.

[Fresh Beef Received: 32 lbs, Vegetables Received: 200 lbs, Bread Received: 60 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 68F]


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21 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Ship.

7.30am: 200 Dockyard Workmen on Board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands cleaning Mess Decks.

11.30am: Leave till 7am Monday [on this Saturday] to Port Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.0pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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22 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands scrubbing Deck and cleaning brightwork.

10.0am: Divisions.

10.20am: Prayers.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.0pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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23 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hove ship astern. Hands securing brows.

8.0am: 205 Dockyard workmen.

8.30am: Hoisted Rear Admiral’s flag.

9.0am: Remainder of hands returned from Long leave. Hands returning Stores.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.


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24 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Decks.

7.30am: 193 Dockyard Men.

8.0am: Admiral’s flag transferred to RNB.

9.0am: Hands returning stores. Cleaning fore bridge and fore Cross Passage.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch.


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25 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: 191 Dockyard Workmen.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands employed returning stores.

1.30pm: Hands employed with Stores.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Starboard Watch.


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26 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Decks.

7.30am: 161 Dockyard Workmen.

8.0pm: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0pm: Hands Cleaning Chronometer Room and Packing Charts for returning to Sheerness.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Port Watch.

[Fresh Beef Received: 44 lbs, Vegetables Received: 200 lbs, Bread Received: 70 lbs]


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27 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck.

7.30am: 162 Dockyard Workmen.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Party to Sheerness with Charts etc. Remainder cleaning Ward Room.

11.30am: Weekly Payment issued.

1.30pm: Make and Mend.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Port Watch.


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28 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands employed Shifting Ship.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Hands cleaning Main deck and Mess Decks.

11.30am: Leave granted to Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

[Fresh Beef Received: 64 lbs, Bread Received: 100 lbs]


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29 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Decks.

10.0am: Rounds. 10.15am: Prayers.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

8.0pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds correct.


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30 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Quarter Deck and Bright-work.

8.0am: 107 Dockyard Workmen. Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Carpenter’s and Boatswain’s Parties landing stores. Gunner’s Party with After Guns.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave granted to Port Watch.

[Fresh Beef Received: 42 lbs, Bread Received: 44 lbs]


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31 August 1915

[At Chatham Dockyard]

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Alongside in No 3 Basin]

7.0am: Hands cleaning Upper Deck.

7.30am: 107 Dockyard Workmen on Board.

8.0am: Working Party from Depôt.

9.0am: Carpenter, Gunner and Boatswain’s Parties returning stores.

1.30pm: Hands employed as forenoon.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

7.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.0pm: Rounds Correct.

[Fresh Beef Received: 43 lbs, Vegetables Received: 200 lbs, Bread Received: 70 lbs]


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SEPTEMBER 1915 to FEBRUARY 1916 not included

(ship apparently out of commission)



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of (“Copy of” crossed through) Log for March 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover, Approved and forwarded (signed) JR Segrave, Captain, 6th May 1916, also signed by TSV Phillips, Navigating Officer]

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[Page with data for distances run and coal expended at different speeds (all with dates not known). Also “Ordinary speed or consumption exceeded” for each day from 16th to 23rd March 1916]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers:


Barometer



Mercurial or Aneroid

Mercurial


Name of Maker and number

Negretti and Zambra A23


Height of cistern above sea

11 ft


Error of Mercurial Barometer

+0”.005 at 31”.00


Thermometers for Air Temperature



Position in Ship

Fore Bridge


Whether in screen

Yes


Maker and No

From

To

Negretti and Zambra A9257

March 1st 1916

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Negretti and Zambra A6401

March 1st 1916

-

Thermometer for Sea Temperature



Maker and No

From

To

C Casella A1032

March 1st 1916

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS LANCASTER
UK to South and North America

JP map Lancaster South America

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1 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

[Nothing in log in am]

2.0pm: Commissioned ship with ratings from RN Barracks Chatham, under command of Captain JR Segrave RN.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Special leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

6.15pm: Watch exercised Fire Stations.

[Provisions received: Bread 850 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 787.0 tons]

[Basic weather information (without barometer readings) recorded in pm]


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2 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am and pm: Employed cleaning and provisioning ship and as requisite.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.0am.

6.0pm: Port Watch employed provisioning ship.

[Provisions received: Bread 900 lbs]

[Calm weather, rain in pm. Noon temperature 38F]


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3 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

6.0am: Employed cleaning and provisioning ship.

9.0am: Employed provisioning and as requisite.

11.0am: Carried out Basin trial.

pm: Employed as in forenoon.

9.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 11.0pm.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat: 463 lbs, Vegetables: 3000 lbs, Bread: 600 lbs]

[Rain until 4pm, wind force 4 to 5 through middle of day]


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4 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Employed coaling ship.

7.0pm: Finished coaling, taken in 932 tons.

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 26’ 0”]

9.0pm: Employed cleaning ship. Leave to Starboard Watch till 8.0am.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat: 867 lbs, Bread: 1400 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 1695.0 tons]


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5 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

10.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea. Tested lifebuoys correct.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

5.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations.


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6 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

9.0am: Divisions. Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Night Defence Stations. Exercised Collision Stations.

pm: Employed as requisite.

2.20pm: Ammunitions.

4.30pm: Hands Ammunition Ship.

6.0pm: Watch Ammunition Ship.

9.0pm: Ceased ammunitioning.

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 510 lbs, Vegetables 2000 lbs]


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7 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am and pm: Employed ammunitioning ship.

5.0pm: Employed ammunitioning and provisioning ship.

7.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.0am.

10.0pm: Finished Ammunitioning ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 1519 lbs, Vegetables: 3000 lbs]

[Rain on and off, noon temperature 35F]


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8 March 1916

At Chatham

Lat 51.4, Long 0.5

am: Employed provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

1.5pm: Finished ammunitioning.

2.0pm: Hoisted in boom boats.

7.0pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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9 March 1916

From Chatham to Sheerness and at Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7 [estimated]

5.0am: Slipped from lock and proceeded as requisite down river.

6.30am: Secured ship to No 10 Buoy Sheerness.

8.40am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 4”, Aft 26’ 4”]

pm: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Night Defence Stations.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

5.0pm: Paid Monthly money.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat: 703 lbs, Vegetables: 2000 lbs]


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10 March 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

7.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations. Employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.

5.0pm: Barometer readings from Mercurial Barometer N and Z [Negretti and Zambra] No [blank].

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Drizzle or rain from noon, when temperature 38F. Barometer readings from 4pm onwards]


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11 March 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.8

6.0am: Exercised Fire Stations.

9.0am: Tested lifebuoys, correct.

10.0am: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 2”]

0.30pm: Slipped and proceeded.

0.50pm: Garrison Point abeam.

1.6pm: Outer Bar abeam. Course as requisite.

1.25pm: Developed ER [Engine Room] defect, turned 16 points.

1.55pm: Outer Bar buoy abeam.

2.42pm: Secured ship to No 10 Buoy Sheerness.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 1.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain, mist and drizzle for most of day, barometric pressure falling for much of day]


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12 March 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7 [estimated]

7.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Performed Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 10]


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13 March 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

8.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

am: Employed as requisite. Boys at instructions.

7.0pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat: 822 lbs, Vegetables: 1200 lbs]

[Misty during day, thick fog in late pm, noon temperature 48F]


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14 March 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

8.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

10.25am: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations.

5.0pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 6306 lbs, Vegetables 9000 lbs]

[Foggy all day]


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15 March 1916

At Sheerness

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Night Defence Stations.

pm: Employed cleaning, preparing for sea and as requisite.

4.0pm: Read Warrants 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

9.45pm: Employed taking in Ammunition.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Thick fog and rain in am, noon temperature 42F, sea temperature 40F]


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16 March 1916

From Sheerness to Plymouth or at Sea

Lat 51.4, Long 1.4 [rough estimate from information in log]

0.10am: Completed ammunitioning.

7.0am: Employed preparing for sea.

10.8am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and Speed as requisite.

10.30am: Garrison Point abeam.

10.55am: Outer Bar buoy abeam. Course and speed as requisite for Thames Estuary. 65 revs.

11.0am: Increased 75 revs. 11.30am: Increased 88 revs.

0.30pm: Tongue Light Vessel abeam.

1.15pm: No 2 Elbow Buoy abeam. Course as requisite for Downs.

1.50pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 9.5 fathoms, 3 shackles, close to Gull Light Vessel.

[Anchor Bearings: Gull Light SE 6 cables, West Gate Buoy 6 cables, East Gate Buoy 6 cables]

9.40pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite,

9.50pm: Downs Gate abeam.

10.30pm: South Goodwin Light Vessel abeam. Increased to 101 revs.

11.10pm: Folkestone Gate abeam.

11.55pm: Decreased 60 revs. 0.6am: Increased 100 revs.

[Number on sick list: 8]


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17 March 1916

From Sheerness to Plymouth or at Sea

Lat 50.3, Long -2.8

0.5am: Dungeness abeam 1 mile. 0.10am: Set Course S73W.

[Numerous changes in speed from 1.9am - 3.20am]

1.52am: Royal Sovereign Light abeam 1.5 miles.

1.58am: Set Course N84.5W.

4.55am: Increased 126 revs. Fog cleared. Sounding every 15 minutes.

4.59am: Sighted Owers Light N31W.

6.55am: Fog closed down.

8.0am: Sounding every 15 minutes.

11.50am: Increased 101 revs. Fog cleared.

Noon: Fog closed down. 0.30pm: Reduced to 80 revs [then further changes in speed until 1.47pm].

1.50pm: Commenced trial, fog cleared.

2.50pm: Start Light House abeam 5 miles.

3.55pm: Altered course to West. 4.0pm: Eddystone abeam.

4.20pm: Altered course to E through S.

4.40pm: Course as requisite for approaching Plymouth.

4.45pm: Eddystone abeam 0.5 miles.

5.15pm: Draystone Buoy abeam.

5.30pm: KHM [Kings Harbour Master] boarded ship; proceeded up Hamoaze.

6.7pm: Secured ship to No 6 Buoy Hamoaze.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 8”]

[Distance run through the Water: 204.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Start Point S85W, 34 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal Remaining: 1240.0 tons]

[Mist or fog for most of day]


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18 March 1916

From Plymouth to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

6.0am: Coaling Lighters came alongside.

7.0am: Commenced Coaling.

9.0am: Employed coaling ship.

[Draught: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 4”]

2.0pm: Finished coaling taken in 402 tons, average 134 tons per hour. Inspected coaling gear. Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

4.44pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite for leaving Hamoaze.

5.15pm: Plymouth Breakwater abeam, course as requisite 101 revs.

6.0pm: Eddystone Lighthouse abeam 0.75 miles, set Course S61W. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”.

7.20pm: Lizard Light N69W.

8.30pm: Lizard Light abeam 19 miles.

8.55pm: Bridge Steering gear jambed [jammed]. Stopped, connected up Conning Tower gear.

9.23pm: Proceeded S61W. Zig Zag Diagram “C”.

9.30pm: Connected up Bridge steering gear.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 68 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal Remaining: 1575.0 tons]


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19 March 1916

From Plymouth to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 47.1, Long -8.9

9.40am: Divisions.

10.35am: Performed Divine Service.

am: Tested lifebuoys correct.

4.0pm: Passed steamer 1 funnel, 2 masts (in ballast) steering North.

7.0pm: Altered course S62W magnetic. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”.

[Course and Distance made good: S43.5W, 262 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano S3W, 235 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Wind south easterly then south westerly, from force 3 to force 5-6, squally at times. Noon temperature 52F]


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20 March 1916

From Plymouth to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 42.2, Long -13.5

3.0am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

4.0am: Altered course S31W. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”.

6.0am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

7.45am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.39am: Altered course to close steamer N75W.

11.8am: Altered course N80E, signalled SS “Daldorch” [probably this ship, which changed her name].

11.10am: Resumed Course S31W.

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Physical Drill. Read Warrant No 12.

7.0pm: Darkened Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 351 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Madeira S15W, 600 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Weather fine. Noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 56F]


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21 March 1916

From Plymouth to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 36.4, Long -15.4

2.0am: Passed sail on port bow.

7.45am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes. Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

Noon: Altered course S29W. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”. 0.10pm: Reduced to 88 revs.

4.10pm: Stopped. Exercised Out collision Mat.

4.50pm: Proceeded 88 revs. Course S29W.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

10.0pm: Exercised seaboats crews.

[Course and Distance made good: S14W, 369 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cura [or possibly Cima] Island Light S13W, 202 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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22 March 1916

From Plymouth to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 32.5, Long -18.4

2.0am: Altered course N73W. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”. 2.15am: Increased 101 revs.

7.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

8.30am: Altered course S40W (magnetic). Zig Zag Diagram “C”.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised Physical drill.

4.0pm: Exercised Fire Stations and Physical drill.

7.22pm: Reduced to 63 revs.

9.0pm: Exercised seaboats crews.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 332 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S21W, 1010 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 62F]


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23 March 1916

From Plymouth to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 27.7, Long -20.6

2.30am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

5.45am: Increased 86 revs.

7.45am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

10.0am: Decreased 63 revs. 10.12am: Increased 96 revs. Divisions and Prayers. Exercised prepare to be towed.

2.17pm: Reduced to 82 revs.

5.0pm: Exercised Physical Drill.

7.0pm: Reduced to 63 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S21W, 306 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S21W, 704 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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24 March 1916

From Plymouth to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 23.5, Long -22.4

1.0am: Altered course S36W. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”.

6.0am: Increased 88 revs.

8.0am: Altered course S37W. Zig Zag Diagram “C”.

9.40am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Exercised General Quarters.

2.35pm: Sighted HMS King Alfred. 2.40pm: Set Steady Course S35W.

3.0pm: Course as requisite for closing “King Alfred”.

4.0pm: Communicated with “King Alfred” and Discharged ratings and stores to her.

4.15pm: Proceeded course S39W. Zig Zag Diagram “C”, 66 revs.

7.30pm: Darkened Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S21.5W, 270 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S21W, 432 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Weather fine. Noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 66F]


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25 March 1916

From Plymouth to St Vincent Sea

Lat 19.7, Long -24.1

am: Tested lifebuoys, correct. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Altered course S35W. Zig Zag on Diagram “C”.

0.30pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 13.

7.0pm: Decreased 56 revs. Steered Steady course S35W.

11.0pm: Exercised seaboats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: S22W, 250 miles

[Number on sick list: 6]


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26 March 1916

From Plymouth to St. Vincent or at Sea

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0 [estimated]

3.35am: Sighted Bull Point Light S53W.

5.23am: Bull Point abeam 8 miles, turned 32 points. Course as requisite for approaching St Vincent [modern-day São Vicente, Mindelo harbour].

7.20am: Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] abeam.

7.30am: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 15 fathoms, 4.5 shackles.

8.20am: Weighed and Shifted billet closer inshore.

[Anchor Bearings: Fort S60E, Ribeira Julian N27E, Passaro Island N10W]

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

5.0pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 2”, Aft 24’ 6”]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 182 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal Remaining: 496.0 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 79F]


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27 March 1916

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

6.20am: Collier [space left for name] came alongside.

8.0am: Commenced Coaling.

am and pm: Employed coaling ship.

10.45pm: Finished coaling, taken in 1163 tons, average 93.6 tons per hour,

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 874 + 216 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 1653.0 tons]


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28 March 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

6.30am: Collier proceeded.

7.30am: Employed unrigging coaling gear.

8.30am: Inspected coaling gear.

am: Employed cleaning ship.

pm: Employed cleaning ship and preparing for sea.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course as requisite for leaving anchorage, 63 revs.

6.35pm: Machado Point Light abeam 1.5 miles. Set Course S37W.

10.0pm: Exercised Seaboats Crew.

[Number on sick list: 7]


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29 March 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat 14.2, Long -26.1

2.0am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

3.0am: Exercised close WT [watertight] Doors.

8.55am: Increased to 88 revs. Altered course as necessary to intercept SS Catherine.

9.33am: Resumed original course and speed.

1.30pm: Altered course to intercept SS Vermont.

2.0pm: Resumed Course S37W, 63 revs.

4.0pm: Exercised Collision Stations.

4.26pm: Stopped. 5.0pm: Proceeded S37W, 63 revs. Read warrant No 14.

6.45pm: Darkened Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 177 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fernando Noronha S19W, 1140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 70F]


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30 March 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat 10.8, Long -27.3

8.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

10.55am: Altered course S72E increased 88 revs to intercept steamer “Highland Glen” [listed here as Highland Glen (2)].

11.17am: 63 revs. Course N33E. 11.35am: Resumed Course S37W.

am: Inspected bedding.

4.4pm: Stopped. 4.13pm: Exercised Man Overboard.

4.42pm: Proceeded S37W, 69 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S17W, 220 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]


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31 March 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat 6.8, Long -28.5

6.0am: Exercised seaboats crew and close WT doors.

9.10am: Stopped. Dropped target, courses and speeds as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice.

11.30am: Weighed target. 11.40am: Proceeded S37W, 69 revs.

1.0pm: Altered course S to intercept steamer.

1.30pm: Altered course N40W, 56 revs. Communicated with Greek Steamer Proconissos [mentioned in the log for HMS King Alfred here].

1.45pm: Proceeded S37W, 69 revs.

3.10pm: Altered course S7E to intercept Greek Steamer “Iossifoglu”.

3.35pm: Altered course N40E, 40 revs.

4.15pm: Altered course S37W, 69 revs.

7.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S10.5W, 244 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fernando Noronha S20W, 910 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 81F, sea temperature 76F]


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for April 1916]

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[Right hand side of cover signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before, except that Error of Mercurial Barometer now shown as: +0.”005 at 30.”00]


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1 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat 2.8, Long -30.0

7.0am: Exercised Fire Stations.

9.0am: Tested lifebuoys, correct.

2.15pm: Wind shifted to SW.

9.50pm: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S20W, 255 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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2 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -1.5, Long -31.0

2.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

4.35am: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

9.20am: Mustered by open list.

10.25am: Performed Divine Service.

1.10pm: Stopped. Carried out customary ceremony on crossing of Equator.

1.15pm: Proceeded 69 revs.

2.0pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

4.50pm: Stopped, boarded SS Pytheas.

5.36pm: Hoisted seaboat.

5.40pm: Proceeded S31W, 69 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S13W, 262 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fernando Noronha S30W, 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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3 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -5.3, Long -32.5

am: Paid Monthly money.

5.25pm: Altered course S30E intercepting SS “Bunema” [?]. Course and Speed as requisite.

6.20pm: Proceeded 59 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various, 246 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pernambuco S40W, 212 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 89F, sea temperature 80F]


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4 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -9.1, Long -33.7

9.14am: Course as requisite to intercept Steamer.

9.58am: Stopped, dropped target, carried out 1” aiming rifle Practice.

11.28am: Picked up target, proceeded S35W, 69 revs.

4.5pm: Altered course S74E. Slow both. 4.15pm: Stopped. Dropped lifebuoy.

4.26pm: Hoisted Seaboat. 4.35pm: Proceeded S41W, 69 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: S18.5W, 240 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Maceio S75W, 120 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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5 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -12.9, Long -35.6

8.30am: Divisions and Prayers.

9.18am: Stopped, dropped target. Carried out 1” aiming rifle practice.

10.50am: Proceeded S41W.

11.0am: Stopped Port engine; proceeded 90 revs with starboard engine.

Noon: Altered course S65W to intercept Steamer.

0.30pm: Resumed Course S40W.

6.0pm: Reduced to 64 revs, Starboard engine only.

9.0pm: Darkened ship.

[Course and Distance made good: S25.5W, 251 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Light House S30W, 355 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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6 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -16.2, Long -37.1

7.32am: Altered course S50E. 7.50am: Altered course N60W.

8.0am: Resumed Course S35W.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Proceeded 49 revs, both engines.

5.44pm: Altered course West. Communicated with Oil Steamer “Panama” [there were a number of ships of this name at this time].

5.49pm: Set Course S44W.

7.45pm: Signalled SS “Vasari”.

8.30pm: Darkened Ship.

9.30pm: Cleared and Reset Patent Log.

9.40pm: Observed Steamer S40W Steering N25E.

10.30pm: Commenced Sounding every quarter hour.

[Course and Distance made good: S24W, 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Light House S40W, 139 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Coal Remaining: 872.0 tons]

[Heavy rain in late morning, otherwise fine weather]


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7 April 1916

From St Vincent to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea [though actually arriving at Abrolhos Archipelago]

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7 [very rough estimate]

0.30am: Obtained bottom 31 fathoms.

3.20am: Observed loom of Abrolhos Light bearing about W.

3.49am: Altered course N47W closed Abrolhos Light right ahead till it rose.

4.0am: Altered course S44W.

7.16am: Altered course N49W.

9.14am: Altered course N30E.

9.50am: Course as requisite for anchoring.

10.5am: Came to Starboard anchor in 17 fathoms, 7 shackles; W by S 5 cables from [HMS] Edinburgh Castle.

[Anchor Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N48.5E, 6 miles, abeam starboard Rocks N37E]

11.0am: Put Clocks back 30 minutes.

1.0pm: [HMS] “Orama” anchored.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 2”]

pm: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

3.30pm: Collier [space left for name] came alongside.

5.0pm: Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: Ceased coaling. Employed unrigging collier.

8.35pm: Collier proceeded.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 187 miles

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Coal Remaining: 946.0 tons]


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8 April 1916

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

5.30am: Employed preparing for coaling.

7.35am: Collier “King David” came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced Coaling.

pm: Employed coaling ship.

4.0pm: Finished Coaling, taken in 715 tons, average 101 tons per hour.

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 2”]

5.27pm: Collier proceeded. Tested lifebuoys correct.

6.16pm: Proceeded slow speed, corrected heeling error of compasses with ships head on W.

6.50pm: Proceeded 66 revs, S30W.

11.0pm: Passed unknown steamer steering North.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Coal Remaining: 1504.0 tons]


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9 April 1916

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -20.8, Long -39.6

10.28am: Altered course S41E, 66 revs. Communicated with Greek Steamer “Athanasios” [possibly Athanasios Siderides]. Divisions and Prayers.

Noon: Altered course S45W, Increased 75 revs.

2.0pm: Passed Danish SS “NF Hoffding”.

4.45pm: Spoke SS Myrtle Branch steering North.

5.30pm: Spoke SS Stella (Dutch) and “Terence” (British).

9.30pm: Altered course S75W. Commenced Sounding every 20 minutes.

10.10pm: Exercised Seaboats crew and close WT [Watertight] Doors.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 173 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape San Thome S48W, 111 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 83F, sea temperature 79F]


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10 April 1916

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea [though actually entering Rio Harbour]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2 [estimated]

2.50am: Sighted Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light.

3.17am: Cape Frio Light abeam 5.7 miles, altered course N77W.

5.22am: Negra Point N52W.

7.0am: Sighted Raza Island Light N77W.

9.10am: Course as requisite for entering Rio de Janeiro harbour.

10.0am: Came to Starboard anchor in 18 fathoms - veered to 5 shackles. Saluted Brazilian flag 21 guns. Saluted Brazilian VA [Vice Admiral] 15 guns.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Enchadas Island [Ilha das Enchadas] N41W, abeam starboard Villegagnon S26W, Calhabouco Point [Ponta do Calabouco] S70W]

pm: Found following Brazilian warships in harbour:- San Paulo [São Paulo], Minas Geraes [Gerais], Barrossa [possibly Barrosa], Rio de Janeiro, Timbira, Amapa, Itajuba.

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 9”]

4.20pm: Saluted Consul General 9 guns.

5.24pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.40pm: Fort Santa Cruz abeam, 63 revs.

6.30pm: Raza Island Light abeam altered course S49.5W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 276 miles

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 5046 lbs, Vegetables 9750 lbs]

[Coal Remaining: 1325.0 tons]


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11 April 1916

From Rio de Janeiro to Monte Video or at Sea

Lat -25.8, Long -44.6

7.40am: Reduced to slow speed; swung ship for adjustment of Compasses.

9.0am: Completed swinging ship, proceeded S44.5W, 63 revs.

9.40am: Stopped, dropped target, carried out aiming rifle practice.

10.55am: Picked up target. 11.0am: Proceeded S44.5W, 63 revs. 11.8am: Proceeded with Port engine only, 83 revs.

11.20am: Put clocks back 0.25 hours.

pm: Employed Painting ship and as requisite.

4.40pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

11.0pm: Exercised close WT [Watertight] Doors.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 159 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Santa Marta Grande S47W, 310 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fine weather, light winds until late pm, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 77F]


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12 April 1916

From Rio de Janeiro to River Plate or at Sea

Lat -28.7, Long -47.5

2.0am and 5.0am: Exercised Seaboats crew.

10.27am: Slow ahead Port, altered course South.

11.18am: Altered course East. Employed correcting steering compasses.

11.50am: Swung ship for error of steering compasses on Standard.

0.20pm: Proceeded S41W, 63 revs both engines.

6.0pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S35.5W, 267 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]


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13 April 1916

From Rio de Janeiro to River Plate

Lat -32.3, Long -50.2

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers. Read Articles of War.

[Course and Distance made good: S32.5W, 260 miles]

[Number on sick list: 15]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of day, weather fine, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 71F]


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14 April 1916

From Rio de Janeiro to River Plate

Lat -34.8, Long -54.0

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

11.10am: Sighted Cape Santa Maria N73W.

0.20pm: Cape Santa Maria Light abeam 6.5 miles, altered course S69W.

2.55pm: San José Ignacio abeam 5.5 miles.

4.26pm: Lobos Island abeam 1.5 miles.

4.40pm: Altered course S83W, Cape Este abeam.

5.20pm: Spoke SS Verdu [probably Verdi] (Lamport and Holt), passed SS “Gena”.

7.30pm: Darkened Ship.

7.38pm: Sighted English Bank Light Buoy S35W.

9.25pm: English Bank Light Float abeam, altered course S76W.

11.7pm: Recalada Light Vessel abeam altered course S4W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 252 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lobos Island [Isla de Lobos] S70W, 45 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Winds very variable in direction and force (from force 3 to 7 at different times) during day, noon temperature 71F, sea temperature 67F]


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15 April 1916

From Rio de Janeiro to River Plate or at Sea [though actually going to anchorage in Rio de la Plata]

Lat -34.9, Long -56.8 [very rough estimate based on limited information in log]

0.41am: Altered course S62E. Sighted [HMS] “Glasgow” and collier ahead.

1.20am: Stopped, came to Starboard anchor in 6 fathoms, 5 shackles. Position of ship S by E 20 miles from Recalada light vessel.

6.30am: Employed preparing for coaling.

8.40am: Collier did not come alongside on account of cross sea.

10.0am: Employed transferring stores to “Glasgow”. Employed unrigging coaling gear.

Noon: Put clocks back half hour.

0.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S8E, 95 revs.

pm: Tested lifebuoys - correct.

6.16pm: Slow both, stood by hammocks.

6.28pm: Increased 96 revs.

7.0pm: Altered course S4W.

11.0pm: Exercised seaboats crew.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 140 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Coal Remaining: 867.0 tons]

[Calm in am but south westerly wind force 6-7 to 7-8 in pm, with sea state rough]


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16 April 1916

From River Plate to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -40.8, Long -56

9.20am: Divisions.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service. Put clocks back 15 minutes.

10.58am: Reduced to 50 revs, secured Sheet anchor.

11.9am: Increased 96 revs.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 325 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pembroke S5W, 652 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

[South westerly wind force 6 in early am with sea state very rough, wind and sea decreasing later. Noon temperature 54F, sea temperature 50F]


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17 April 1916

[From River Plate to Falkland Islands, though not stated in log]

Lat -47.0, Long -57.2

10.0am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

am and pm: Employed as requisite.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: S5.5W, 373 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pembroke S4W, 280 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]


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18 April 1916

From River Plate to Falkland Islands or at Sea [though actually going into Port Stanley]

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8 [estimated]

2.30am: Commenced sounding every 20 minutes.

2.45am: Obtained bottom 75 fathoms.

[Draught of Water: Forward 22’ 2”, Aft 25’ 4”]

6.0am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

6.43am: Altered course S20E.

8.29am: Reduced to 60 revs, courses as requisite for entering Port William.

8.47am: Came to Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Navy Point S19E, Doctor Point S43E, Point S20W]

10.23am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite into Port Stanley.

10.38am: Came to Starboard anchor, moored ship in 6 fathoms, 3 shackles on each, line of anchors SE and NE.

[Anchor Bearings: Sanitary Jetty S34W, East Arm Camber N86W, Beacon S24E]

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm. Employed preparing for coaling.

4.35pm: Collier “Gibraltar” came alongside.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 284 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Coal Remaining: 521.0 tons]

[South westerly wind force 4 to 5 in am, with rain, quieter and drier later. Noon air and sea temperature 45F]


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19 April 1916

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

6.30am: Commenced coaling. Inspected coaling gear.

am and pm: Employed coaling ship.

9.0pm: Finished coaling, taken in 1123 tons, average 97.6 tons per hour.

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 22’ 2”, Aft 25’ 4”] [this is likely to be an error as this is the draught before coaling, as shown on previous day and conflicts with the draught shown on leaving on 23rd April]

9.40pm: Collier proceeded.

[Number on sick list: 13]

[Coal Remaining: 1634.0 tons]


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20 April 1916

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

am: Employed cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys, correct.

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 6.30pm.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 15, 16, 17.

5.30pm: Employed drawing provisions.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 5052 lbs, Vegetables 5966 lbs]


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21 April 1916

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

8.30am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service [presumably because this is Good Friday].

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Northerly wind force 7-8 in pm, barometric pressure falling all day, noon temperature 45F]


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22 April 1916

At Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.8

6.0am: Employed cleaning ship.

7.0am: Exercised Fire Stations.

am: Tested lifebuoys, correct.

1.0pm: Leave to Second Part Starboard Watch till 6.0pm.

pm: Employed about collier “Gorsemore” and as requisite.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 18 and 19.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind moderating in early am]


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23 April 1916

From Port Stanley to Punta Arenas or at Sea

Lat -51.7, Long -57.7 [estimated]

8.30am: Landed RC Church party.

9.0am: Performed Divine Service.

10.55am: Commenced Unmooring.

11.10am: Weighed Second anchor, proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Stanley.

11.35am: Navy Point Light abeam, 63 revs.

Noon: Cape Pembroke Light House abeam. 0.15pm: Set Course N13E, 63 revs.

[Draught of Water: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 1”]

2.30pm: Altered course N85W.

4.20pm: Lifebuoy slipped by error.

4.35pm: Stopped, picked up lifebuoy. 4.40pm: Proceeded 63 revs.

4.46pm: Stopped to secure lifebuoy. 4.51pm: Proceeded.

[Distance run through the Water: 4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]


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24 April 1916

From Port Stanley to Punta Arenas or at Sea

Lat -50.8, Long -63.0

6.0am: Altered course S52W.

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Employed painting and as requisite.

1.0pm: Altered course S48W. Increased 69 revs.

4.45pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.15pm: Exercised Burn Searchlights.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 231 mile]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Virgins [Cabo Virgenes] S65W, 220 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South westerly wind force 4 or 5 for much of day]


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25 April 1916

From Port Stanley to Punta Arenas or at Sea

Lat -52.4, Long -69.3

5.0am: Commenced Sounding, depth 49 fathoms. Sounded every half hour.

5.38am: Cape Virgins Light S53W.

6.40am: Sighted Dungeness S48W.

8.5am: Cape Virgins abeam 8.5 miles, altered course S78W.

8.51am: Dungeness abeam 3 miles, altered course S85W.

11.2am: Possession [Cabo Posesión] Light House abeam 4.8 miles.

0.19pm: Direction Hill Light House S77W 6.4 miles, altered course S30.5W.

0.32pm: Course as requisite for first Narrow.

1.8pm: Delgada Point abeam.

1.25pm: Mendy [Mendez] Point abeam.

2.34pm: Triton Bank Buoy abeam 1.5 miles.

3.25pm: Cape Gregory abeam 2.5 miles.

3.52pm: Cone [Cerro Cono] Light House abeam 2.5 miles. 3.55pm: Reduced to 50 revs, altered course S50W.

4.15pm: Course as requisite for coming to anchor. Came to Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms North of Elizabeth Island [Isla Isabel]; veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Perno Point S79W, Shepherd Point N13E, St Simon Head [Cabo San Simón] N66E]

5.45pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 255 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Delgada S58W, 12 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Information about navigating the Magellan Strait in modern times is to be found here and here, many of the place names remain unchanged]


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26 April 1916

From Port Stanley to Punta Arenas

Lat -53.2, Long -70.9 [very rough estimate]

7.38am: Weighed and proceeded, course as requisite for Queen's Channel and Magellan Strait, 80 revs.

8.4am: Sylvester Point abeam.

8.30am: Tern Point abeam. 8.45am: Set Course S8E.

9.45am: Sandy Point abeam. Course as requisite.

10.5am: Came to Starboard anchor in 15 fathoms off Punta Arenas, veered to 5 shackles. Saluted Chilian Flag 21 guns.

[Anchor Bearings: Left Pier N52.5W, Point N17W, Sandy Point Beacon N4.5E]

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 3”, Aft 25’ 8”]

[Distance run through the Water: 73.7 miles

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Rain at noon, when temperature 51F]


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27 April 1916

From Punta Arenas to Fortescue Bay or at Sea

Lat -53.8, Long -70.9

2.0am: Picket Boat patrolling round ship.

7.0am: Employed preparing for sea.

8.3am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

8.27am: Set Course S23E, 63 revs.

11.55am: Cape San Isidro abeam 1.6 miles.

Noon: Altered course S40W.

1.24pm: Altered course N86W.

1.35pm: Cape Froward abeam 1 mile.

4.0pm: Courses as requisite for approaching Fortescue Bay.

4.40pm: Came to Port anchor in 9 fathoms in Fortescue Bay, veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Beacon S64W, Petrel Point S80E, Wigwam Island N9W]

[Course and Distance made good: Various 38 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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28 April 1916

From Fortescue Bay to Field Anchorage or at Sea

Lat -53.1, Long -73.4 [very rough estimate]

7.21am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. 7.30am: 80 revs.

7.35am: Cape Gallant Beacon abeam, courses as requisite for Magellan Strait.

8.13am: Rupert Island abeam.

9.15am: El Morion [Morrion] Light abeam.

9.40am: Spider Island [Isla Spider] abeam.

10.40am: Course and speed as requisite for approaching Field Anchorage.

10.54am: Came to Starboard anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Found Collier “Gorsemore” at anchor.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Aires [?] Island NW, Abeam port Joyce Island [?] N11W, Little Point N50E]

pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

2.40pm: Collier “Gorsemore” secured alongside.

3.15pm: Wind shifted to West, strong and squally.

4.0pm: Unrigged collier.

4.50pm: Collier proceeded.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 4”]

[Distance run through the Water: 89.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal Remaining: 1256.0 tons]

[Rain squalls from 9am to noon, when temperature 44F, sea temperature 42F, westerly wind force 3-6 at 4.0pm, then rain or mist in evening]


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29 April 1916

From Field Anchorage to Sea

Lat -53.0, Long -73.8

[Draft of Water: Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 9”]

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded 96 revs courses as requisite for Magellan Strait.

10.10am: Cape Cooper Key abeam 1 mile.

11.16am: Sentinel Island abeam 1.5 miles. Hands employed as requisite.

Noon: Reduced to 76 revs.

0.10pm: Set Course N75W.

0.42pm: Felix Light House abeam 3.5 miles.

1.15pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.58pm: Cape Pillar [Cabo Pilar] abeam 3 miles.

5.22pm: Evangelistas Light N32E.

7.15pm: Evangelistas Light N80E.

7.20pm: Evangelistas Dipped N81E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 40.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pillar N64W, 35 miles]

[Rain, heavy at times, in am and late evening, noon temperature 48F]


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30 April 1916

From Field Anchorage or at Sea

Lat -49.3, Long -76.9

9.40am: Divisions.

10.30am: Read Prayers.

9.0pm: Wind shifted to WSW, decreased to force 6, weather moderated.

9.30pm: Wind SW force 5, clear overhead, confused swell.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 268 miles

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Raper N18E, 155 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally north westerly wind until 9pm when shifted to south westerly, force 4 to 6-7 in am, then force 6 to 9 until 9pm with sea state rough for most of day, with rain. Noon temperature 55F, sea temperature 49F]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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[Left hand side of Copy of Log for May 1916; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” crossed through]

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[Signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Page with details of Barometer and Thermometers, as before]


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1 May 1916

From Punta Arenas to Vallenar or at Sea

Lat -45.3, Long -74.6 [estimated]

1.0am: Cape Raper Light rose N7E.

2.47am: Cape Raper Light abeam 6.5 miles.

3.30am: Passed large passenger ship.

7.55am: Cape Taytas abeam 10 miles.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 4”]

11.40am: Reduced to 50 revs. Auchilu Island abeam. Course and speed as requisite for Vallenar Road.

0.10pm: Came to Port anchor in 19 fathoms, veered to 7 shackles in Vallenar Road.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Three Fingers Island N11W, Abeam starboard Three Fingers Island S73W, Cove Point N70W]

pm: Employed Painting ship’s side.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 263 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal Remaining: 1025.0 tons]


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2 May 1916

At Vallenar

Lat -45.3, Long -74.6

7.0am: Landed lookout party on Auchilu Island.

am and pm: Employed painting Ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]


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3 May 1916

From Vallenar to Coronel or at Sea

Lat -45.3, Long -74.7

[Severely reprimanded Temporary Acting Lieutenant CH Laudour RNR for having been under the influence of liquor in the wardroom mess on the night of Tuesday 2nd May 1916, [signed] CH Laudour]

9.0am: Employed Painting ship and as requisite.

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 4”]

10.26am: Weighed and proceeded, course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.20am: Set Course N37W, 57 revs. South Point Achilu [Auchilu] Island abeam 3.5 miles.

1.15pm: Paid monthly monies.

pm: Employed Painting Ship.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 13 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance South Point Huamblin [Guamblin] Island N41W, 28 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Northerly wind force 3 to 5 from noon, rain and drizzle in pm, then fog, noon temperature 53F]


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4 May 1916

From Vallenar to Coronel or at Sea

Lat -41.8, Long -75.1

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

1.0pm: Make and Mend clothes.

[Distance run through the Water: 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Mocha Island N14E, 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fog, thick at times, for much of day]


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5 May 1916

From Vallenar to Coronel or at Sea

Lat -38.5, Long -75.1

3.30am: Fog cleared.

am: Divisions and Prayers. Exercised General Quarters. Employed as requisite.

2.0pm: Observed Mocha Island bearing N84E.

4.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 20, 21. Exercised Physical Drill.

4.50pm: Mocha Island abeam 4.0 miles.

11.43pm: Santa Maria Light N45E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 220 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Maria Island N39E, 115 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fog in early am, then clearing. Noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 61F]


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6 May 1916

From Vallenar to Coronel or at Sea [though actually going to Coronel]

Lat -37.0, Long -73.2 [estimated]

4.30am: Santa Maria Light N37E, altered course N81E.

5.40am: Course as requisite for Boca Chica.

5.50am: Cape Lavapie abeam 1.3 miles.

7.55am: Set Course N48E.

8.30am: Course as requisite for approaching Coronel.

8.57am: Came to Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, veered to 4 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Puchoco Point S85W, Pier N67W, Smelting Works Chimney N6W]

1.45pm: [HMS] Otranto arrived and anchored.

2.20pm: HE [His Excellency] the Governor visited ship.

3.0pm: Saluted HE the Governor 9 guns.

[Distance run through the Water: 145.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 3160 lbs, Vegetables 7136 lbs]


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7 May 1916

From Coronel to Valparaiso or at Sea

Lat -36.8, Long -73.4

[Draught of Water: Forward 24’ 2”, Aft 24’ 6”]

9.14 am: Weighed and proceeded 32 revs, S35E.

9.22am: “Otranto” abeam. Set Course S50W.

9.50am: Increased 50 revs. 10.15am: Altered course N39W.

am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

6.40pm: Cape Carranza Light N66E.

7.15pm: Carranza Light N80E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 21.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fog, thick at times, until 4pm]


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8 May 1916

From Coronel to Valparaiso

Lat -33.0, Long -71.6 [estimated]

1.0am: Commenced sounding every half hour.

7.44am: Sighted Curamilla [Curaumilla] Light N33E.

9.24am: Courses as requisite for approaching Valparaiso.

9.50am: Pilot boarded ship.

10.3am: Came to Port anchor in 44 fathoms, 8 shackles. Fired 21 gun salute.

10.20am: Captain of Port visited ship.

[Anchor Bearings: Angeles Point S79W, Citadel S42W, Duprat Point S10W]

[Draft of Water: Forward 23’ 10”, Aft 24’ 5”]

1.0pm: Leave to CPOs [Chief Petty Officers] Starboard Watch till 5.0pm.

pm: Training classes at instructions. Employed as requisite.

9.0pm: Steamboats patrolling around ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 252.8 miles

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal Remaining: 719.0 tons]

[Weather overcast all day, noon temperature 55F]


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9 May 1916

From Valparaiso to Tongoi Bay and at Sea

Lat -36.8, Long -73.4

9.25am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.39am: Set Course N17W, 59 revs.

10.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

[Draught of Water: Forward 23’ 10”, Aft 24’ 5”]

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 22.

4.30pm: Altered course N27.5W.

[Course and Distance made good: N3W, 23.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Huevas Island Light House N7E, 43 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal Remaining: 672.0 tons]

[Weather mostly overcast, noon air and sea temperature 57F]


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10 May 1916

From Valparaiso to Tongoi Bay or at Sea [though actually going into Tongoi Bay]

Lat -30.2, Long -71.5 [estimated]

2.0am: Sighted Lengua do Vaca [Lengua de Vaca] Light N34E.

2.30am: Lengua Light N41E.

3.0am: Lengua Light N51E.

4.48am: Lengua Light abeam 2.8 miles, altered course N42E.

5.22am: Veered down Port anchor to 9 shackles to steady ship. Position: Lengua do Vaca Light S16W, 6.9 miles, abeam port Tongoi Peninsula S4W.

7.30am: Collier Exmouth came alongside.

[Draft before Coaling: Forward 23’ 8”, Aft 24’ 4”]

9.10am: Commenced coaling.

am: Employed coaling ship.

[Draft after Coaling: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 25’ 8”]

2.50pm: Finished Coaling, taken in 516 tons, average [blank] tons per hour.

3.30pm: Collier “Exmouth” proceeded.

8.5pm: Weighed and proceeded 57 revs.

8.22pm: Set Course N22W.

11.40pm: Pajaros Island Light N40E.

[Distance run through the Water: 156.2 miles

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal Remaining: 1146.0 tons]


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11 May 1916

From Tongoi Bay to Mejillones or at Sea

Lat -27.8, Long -71.6

0.10am: Pajaros Island Light abeam 7.5 miles.

3.43am: Chanaral Island [Isla Chañaral] abeam 11 miles.

4.30am: Chanaral Island Light S67E.

8.48am: Stopped.

9.5am: Proceeded course and speed as requisite for aiming rifle practice at target towed by collier “Exmouth”.

10.35am: Set Course N3W, 63 revs.

pm: Training classes at instructions.

4.0pm: Exercised Physical drill.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 147 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morro Point N37E, 53 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]


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12 May 1916

From Tongoi Bay to Mejillones Bay or at Sea

Lat -23.7, Long -71.1 [observed position in log corrected from 70 degrees W]

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

11.30am: Altered course N18E. 11.34am: Stopped. 11.38am: Proceeded N3W.

[Draft of Water: Forward 24’ 0”, Aft 25’ 5”

pm: Make and Mend clothes.

6.22pm: Stopped, veered down Starboard anchor.

6.30pm: Came to Starboard anchor in 63 fathoms, 9 shackles in Mejillones Bay.

[Anchor Bearings: Angamos Point S46.5W, Searchlight S17.5W, Chacaya Point S75E]

[Course and Distance made good: N6E, 254 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Punta Tetas, N62E, 25 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]


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13 May 1916

[At Mejillones Bay, though not stated in log]

Lat -23.0, Long -70.4 [estimated]

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. 6.50am: Course S20W, 63 revs.

7.40am: Slow both, commenced veering down anchor.

7.50am: Came to Starboard anchor in 22 fathoms, 5 shackles. Found following vessels of Chilian [Chilean] navy at anchor: “Esmeralda”, “Chacabuco”, “O’Brien”.

9.0am: Chilian Officer of Guard visited ship.

9.30am: Vice Consul visited ship.

[Anchor Bearings: San Luciano Peak S73W, Angamos Point N47.5W, Pier S36W]

pm: Make and Mend clothes.

5.56pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. 6.8pm: Set Course N14W, 63 revs.

7.0pm: Stopped. 7.15pm: Veered down Port anchor in 63 fathoms, 10 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Angamos Light S39.5W, Roca Blanco S53E, Monte Mejillones S24W]

[Anchor Bearings: Angamos Light S39.5W, Abeam port Blanca Island 10 degrees 10 minutes, 1083 Tetas 8 degrees 25 minutes Monte Mejillones, 85 degrees 10 minutes Roca Blanco]

[Distance run through the Water: 72 miles

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal Remaining: 986.0 tons]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 69F]


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14 May 1916

From Mejillones Bay to Iquique or at Sea

Lat -23.0, Long -70.5 [very rough estimate]

6.30am: Collier “Exmouth” came alongside.

7.5am: Commenced Coaling.

am: Employed coaling ship.

[Draft before Coaling: Forward 24’ 0”, Aft 25’ 0”]

0.30pm: Ceased coaling, taken in 532.0 tons, average [blank] tons per hour.

0.55pm: Collier proceeded.

[Draft after Coaling: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 26’ 1”]

1.20pm: HMS Orbita arrived.

5.14pm: Weighed. 5.16pm: Swung for deviation on W, NW, W, found considerable sub permanent error due apparently to bumping of collier alongside.

5.30pm: Set Course N12W, 69 revs.

[Distance run through the Water: 11.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal Remaining: 1477.0 tons]


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15 May 1916

From Mejillones Bay to Iquique or at Sea [actually going into Iquique]

Lat -20.2, Long -70.2 [estimated]

6.35am: Sighted Morro Tarapaca N55.5E, 15 miles.

7.40am: Sighted Iquique on Starboard bow.

8.10am: Reduced to 40 revs. Course as requisite.

8.30am: Came to Starboard anchor in Iquique Road, found Chilian [Chilean] coast Defence Ship “Capitan Prat” at anchor; Saluted Chilian flag; Saluted Chilian Rear Admiral 13 guns.

[Anchor Bearings: Iquique Island Light S8E, abeam starboard Pier S73E, Negra Point N55E]

[Draft of Water: Forward 26’ 1”, Aft 25’ 4”]

9.10am: Officer of Guard boarded Ship.

11.0am: Saluted British Consul 7 guns.

7.0pm: Chilian Admiral dined in ship.

[Distance run through the Water: 165.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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16 May 1916

From Iquique to Callao or at Sea

Lat -19.8, Long -70.6

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded 57 revs. 8.50am: Increased 63 revs, set course N56W.

5.0pm: Read Warrants Nos 23 and 24.

[Course and Distance made good: N44W, 33 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port San Nicolas N44W, 390 miles

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 62F]


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17 May 1916

From Iquique to Callao or at Sea

Lat -17.5, Long -73.3

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Employed as requisite.

4.20pm: Exercised Collision Stations.

4.35pm: Stopped. Out [Collision] Mat.

5.6pm: Proceeded 59 revs, N50W.

[Course and Distance made good: N48W, 210 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Port San Nicolas N40E, 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 66F]


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18 May 1916

From Iquique to Callao or at Sea

Lat -14.6, Long -76.1

3.0am: Commenced sounding.

6.55am: Altered course S65W.

7.20am: Stopped, boarded American SS de Sota.

8.22am: Proceeded. N46W, 82 revs.

11.45am: Passed SS “Huasco” bound SE.

1.0pm: Altered course N47W. Make and Mend clothes.

3.6pm: Decreased 63 revs. Courses as requisite for inspecting San Gallan Island [now known as Isla De Sangayan].

3.40pm: Altered course N8E.

4.45pm: Reduced to 43 revs, altered course N39W.

[Course and Distance made good: N43W, 237 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Viegas Island [Isla Vieja] N20W, 20 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9


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19 May 1916

From Iquique to Callao or at Sea [though actually going into Callao]

Lat -12.1, Long -77.2 [estimated]

7.0am: Palominos Island abeam 2 miles.

8.11am: Came to Starboard anchor in Callao Road, 3 shackles, 6.5 fathoms.

8.15am: Saluted Peruvian Flag 21 guns. Following Peruvian Men of War found at anchor: Almirante Grau, Coronel Bolognesi and Lima [ships listed here].

[Anchor Bearings: Church N89.5E, El Punta [La Punta] S14E, Pier Light N69.5E]

8.35am: Captain of Port visited ship. Training classes at instruction.

10.10am: Saluted British Consul 7 guns. Employed as requisite.

[Draft of Water: Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 4”]

pm: Boys away boat pulling.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Provisions received: Live Black Sheep 40, Fresh Meat: 5440 lbs, Vegetables: 10,000 lbs]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 67F]


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20 May 1916

From Callao to Ferrol Bay

Lat -12.2, Long -77.4

8.20am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

8.30am: Set Course N76W, 43 revs. Floating Dock astern 4 cables.

9.0am: San Lorenzo Point abeam 2 miles, altered course W.

Noon: Passed Collier Exmouth steering North.

7.0pm: Altered course N1W, Increased 63 revs.

11.2pm: Sighted Palominos Light N42E.

11.50pm: Altered course N31.5W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 24 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: San Gallan Island S30E, 110 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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21 May 1916

From Callao to Ferrol Bay

Lat -10.2, Long -78.3

4.50am: Mazorca Island Light abeam 2.25 miles.

9.30am: Divisions. Performed Divine Service.

5.14pm: Courses as requisite for entering Ferrol Bay.

[Draft of Water: Forward 23’ 8” Aft 25’ 0”]

5.36pm: Came to Port anchor in 8 fathoms, 3 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Natural Turret [or possibly Tunnel] Island [?] S71W, West Point Seal Bay [probably Ensenada Lobos] S17.5W, Abeam starboard 362 Peak Point S63.5E]

[Distance run through the Water: 224.6]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ferrol Island N24W, 65 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Mist and drizzle early in day, fine later, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 62F]


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22 May 1916

From Ferrol Bay to Payta

Lat -9.2, Long -78.6 [very rough estimate]

6.45am: Leave to First Part Starboard Watch.

7.45am: Landed liberty men in Seal Bay.

9.10am: Divisions and Prayers.

0.15pm: Liberty men returned.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 26.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded 63 revs.

4.50pm: North Ferrol Island [Isla Ferro del Norte, also called Isla Ferrol Primero] abeam. Course West, 69 revs.

6.53pm: Sighted Guanape Light N13E.

8.36pm: Guanape Island Light abeam 7 miles, altered course N54W.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 68 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]


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23 May 1916

From Ferrol Bay to Payta

Lat -6.4, Long -81.1

7.34am: Lobos de Afuera Island N22W.

8.30am: Lobos de Afuera abeam.

1.50pm: Courses as requisite to close SS Fenora [?].

1.55pm: Boarded SS Fenora.

2.10pm: Spoke SS Lord Derby.

2.35pm: Proceeded 69 revs N4E.

3.10pm: Altered course to North. 3.12pm: Aguja Point abeam 3 miles.

4.15pm: Stopped. Exercised Collision Stations.

4.46pm: Proceeded N0.5W, 76 revs.

4.55pm: Pisura Point abeam 7 miles.

7.0pm: Sighted land bearing North.

7.20pm: Commenced Sounding.

7.30pm: Foca Island abeam 1.5 miles.

10.20pm: Payta Lights dipped S39E.

11.15pm: Parina Light [Punta Pariñas] N6W.

Midnight: Parina Light abeam 4.5 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 228 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Ajuga Point [Punta Aguja] N4W, 30 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fine weather, noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 64F]


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24 May 1916

Ferrol Bay to Payta or at Sea [actually going into Payta or Paita]

Lat -5.1, Long -81.1 [estimated] [check]

0.17am: Parina Light 9 points abaft beam.

1.45am: Ceased Sounding.

2.15am: Altered course S47E, 58 revs.

3.30am: Commenced Sounding.

4.10am: Parina Light abeam 7.3 miles.

7.15am: Courses as requisite for anchoring off Port Payta.

7.20am: Came to Port anchor in 9.5 fathoms, 3 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Railway Pier S23E, Custom House S8W, Interior Point N84W]

2.20pm: Captain of Port and British Consul boarded Ship.

[Draft of Water: Forward 23’ 6”, Aft 24’ 10”]

8.35pm: Weighed. 8.49pm: Proceeded N53.5W, 38 revs.

9.12pm: Altered course S63W.

[Distance run through the Water: 162.9]

[Number on sick list: 7]


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25 May 1916

From Payta to Sechura Bay or at Sea [actually going into Sechura Bay]

Lat -5.8, Long -81.0 [estimated]

5.0am: Commenced sounding every 20 minutes.

6.0am: Sighted land ahead. 6.25am: Altered course N87E.

7.0am: Courses as requisite for entering Sechura Bay.

8.0am: Came to Starboard anchor in 22 fathoms 8 shackles.

am: Employed preparing for coaling and as requisite.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Pisura Point S42W, Bayovar S13W, La Salina S35E]

pm: Make and Mend Clothes. Read Warrant No 28.

[Distance run through the Water: 70.0]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal Remaining: 915.0 tons]


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26 May 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.8, Long -81.0

6.30am: Collier “Exmouth” came alongside.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

[Draft before Coaling: Forward 23’ 9”, Aft 24’ 8”]

am and pm: Employed coaling ship.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, taken in 790.0 tons; average [blank] tons per hour.

[Draft after Coaling: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 1”]

9.30pm: Employed preparing for sea.

11.45pm: Commenced Weighing.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal Remaining: 1676.0 tons]


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27 May 1916

From Sechura Bay to Payta or at Sea [actually going into Payta, then back to Sechura Bay]

Lat -5.1, Long -81.1 [estimated]

Midnight: Weighed and Proceeded 54 revs. Course as requisite.

0.14am: Set Course N34W.

3.0am: Commenced Sounding.

4.40am: Altered course N25E.

6.40am: Courses as requisite for entering Payta.

6.59am: Came to Port anchor in 8.5 fathoms, 2 shackles.

8.15am: Captain of Port and British consul visited ship.

[Anchor Bearings: Railway Pier S23E, Customs House S8W, Interior Point N84W]

0.5pm: Weighed and proceeded 82 revs. Course as requisite.

0.40pm: Set Course S15W.

1.30pm: Foca Island abeam 2 miles, altered course S34E.

4.17pm: Stopped. 4.20pm: Came to Starboard anchor 8 shackles, 22 fathoms; 2 cables South of Collier Exmouth.

[Anchor Bearings: Abeam port Pisura Point S42W, Bayovar S13W, La Salina S35E]

[Draft of Water: Forward 26’ 3”, Aft 26’ 2”]

[Distance run through the Water: 59.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 65F]


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28 May 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.8, Long -81.0 [estimated]

7.0am: Performed Divine Service.

9.0am: Divisions.

10.0am: Performed Divine Service.

[Distance run through the Water: 53.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]


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29 May 1916

At Sechura Bay

Lat -5.8, Long -81.0

7.0am: Working party shifting coal in collier “Exmouth”.

am: Employed about side screens and as requisite. Steamboats carrying out sweeping exercises.

pm: Carried out aiming rifle practice at towed targets.

6.30pm: [HMS] “Orbita” arrived.

[Number on sick list: 11]


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30 May 1916

From Sechura Bay or at Sea

Lat -5.8, Long -81.0

0.10am: Collier Competitor arrived.

0.15am: “Orbita” sailed.

6.45am: Sent working parties to Exmouth.

9.0am: Employed painting and as requisite.

10.10am: [SS] Harewood arrived.

11.0am: Spread Quarter Deck awning.

[Draft of Water: Forward 25’ 11”, Aft 26’ 1”]

3.50pm: Orbita arrived.

7.5pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite for observing compass errors.

8.47pm: Course W, 63 revs.

11.25pm: Altered course South reduced to 44 revs.

[Number on sick list: 12]


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31 May 1916

From Sechura Bay or at Sea

Lat -6.7, Long -81.6

7.14am: Altered course N85E. Increased 76 revs.

7.27am: Altered course South, reduced to Slow.

8.52am: Stopped. Collier Competitor dropped target. Target capsized.

am: Employed about guns and as requisite.

11.55am: Proceeded S60E, 44 revs.

2.27pm: Course and speed as requisite for carrying out 3 pounder calibration and firing; Collier steaming SSW 5 knots with target in tow.

[Barometer unshipped from 4pm]

4.20pm: Stopped; Collier weighed target.

4.50pm: Proceeded to position 1.5 miles ahead of collier, course SSE, 63 revs.

5.39pm: Reduced 32 revs.

10.50pm: Increased 50 revs. 11.0pm: Altered course S38E.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 90 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Lobos de Afuera S78E, 55 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Fine weather. Noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 65F]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Left hand side of cover of Copy of Log for June 1916; “I certify that this is a complete copy of the original Log” crossed through]

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[Right hand side of cover, signed by Navigating Officer and Captain, as before]

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[Data for distances run and coal expended for unknown dates]

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1 June 1916

From Sechura Bay to Callao or at Sea

Lat -9.0, Long -80.4

6.40am: Closed collier.

7.16am: Stopped, communicated with collier.

7.45am: Proceeded S54E 88 revs, parted company with “Competitor”.

am: Employed as requisite. Training classes at instructions.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.0pm: Paid monthly monies.

8.20pm: Slow both. 8.30pm: Proceeded 88 revs.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 160 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Huara Island S47E, 210 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[South easterly wind force 4 or 4-5 all day, with sea state rough at times in pm]


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2 June 1916

From Sea to Callao

Lat -12.1, Long -77.2 [estimated]

1.55am: Sighted Huara Island Light S57E.

3.40am: Reduced to 63 revs: Huara Island Light abeam 3 miles.

5.0am: Huara Island Light N30W.

8.6am: Commenced Sounding.

8.10am: Sighed Lorenzo Island S46E. 8.20am: Course as requisite for entering Callao Road.

9.5am: Came to Starboard anchor 3 shackles in Callao Road 7 fathoms. Found following Peruvian warships at anchor: “Almirante Grau”, “Coronel Bolognesi”, “Lima”.

9.20am: Captain of Port boarded ship.

10.0am: British Consul visited ship.

[Anchor Bearings: El Punta [La Punta] S5E, Pier Light House N67E, Customs Pier S79E]

[Draught of Water: Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 6”]

0.15pm: British Minister boarded ship.

2.30pm: British Minister left ship.

2.46pm: Weighed. 2.55pm: Proceeded 63 revs.

2.58pm: Floating dock abeam 2 cables, set Course N80W.

5.30pm: Hormigas de Afuera S69W.

6.10pm: Hormigas de Afuera S10W 4 miles.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 265 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Provisions received: Fresh Meat 2653 lbs, Vegetables 5000 lbs]

[Wind force 4-5 with mist and fog until 8am, then quieter and clearer. Noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 61F]


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3 June 1916

From Callao to Port San Nicolas or at Sea

Lat -12.0, Long -77.9

3.25am: Altered course S56E. Increased 69 revs.

11.30am: Sighted Hormigas de Afuera East.

0.23pm: Hormigas de Afuera abeam 6.5 miles.

pm: Make and Mend clothes.

3.0pm: Palominos [Palaminos] Light House abeam 17.75 miles.

9.30pm: Overhauled colliers “Harewood” and “Competitor”.

11.0pm: Commenced sounding.

[Distance run through the water: 220.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Hormigas de Afuera N74E, 7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day]


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4 June 1916

From Callao to Port San Nicolas [Puerto San Nicolás]

Lat -15.2, Long -75.2 [estimated]

0.30am: Sounding every half hour.

3.0am: Ceased sounding.

9.15am: Divisions. Stokers mustered by open list.

10.23am: Beware Point abeam.

11.12am: Courses as requisite.

11.22am: Came to Port anchor in 7 fathoms in Port San Nicolas, veered to 5 shackles.

[Anchor Bearings: Morro de Acari S66.5E, Landing Place Point S12E, Abeam port Mainland S61.5W]

4.40pm: Collier “Harewood” arrived and anchored.

5.25pm: Collier “Competitor” arrived.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 248 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Wind mostly south easterly, force 4 or 5 in am, force 3 in pm, weather fine, noon temperature 63F, sea temperature 62F]


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5 June 1916

At Sea [actually going to and from Port San Nicolas]

Lat -15.2, Long -75.3 [very rough estimate]

8.30am: Weighed.

9.0am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.0am: Courses and Speeds as requisite for carrying out sub calibre firing at target towed by collier “Competitor”.

11.50am: Courses as requisite for returning to harbour, 63 revs.

1.40pm: Came to port anchor in 7 fathoms in Port San Nicolas.

2.35pm: “Competitor” anchored.

[Draft of Water: Forward 24’ 9”. Aft 25’ 0”]

2.50pm: Collier “Harewood” came alongside for water.

[Anchor Bearings: Morro de Acari S66.5E, Landing Place Point S12E, Abeam port Mainland S61.5W]

6.15pm: Harewood proceeded.


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6 June 1916

At Sea [actually going to and from Port San Nicolas]

Lat -15.2, Long -75.3 [very rough estimate]

5.0am: Employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

7.15am: Competitor proceeded to sea.

8.30am: Weighed and proceeded, courses and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.35am: General Quarters.

9.0am: Courses and speeds as requisite for carrying out 6” firing practice at target towed by Competitor.

11.5am: Completed firings, course and speed as requisite for returning to harbour.

0.45pm: Stopped. Came to Port anchor in 7.5 fathoms, 6 shackles in Port San Nicolas.

1.40pm: “Competitor” anchored.

[Anchor Bearings: Morro de Acari S66.5E, Landing Place Point S12E, Abeam port Mainland S61.5W]

3.30pm: Diving party clearing inlets.

5.0pm: Employed preparing for coaling.

[Coal Remaining: 1070.0 tons]


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7 June 1916

At Port San Nicolas [though not stated in log]

Lat -15.2, Long -75.2 [estimated]

[Draught before Coaling: Forward 24’ 6”, Aft 24’ 10”]

6.45am: [HMS] “Orbita” arrived and anchored.

7.20am: Collier “Exmouth” arrived and came alongside.

8.0am: Employed rigging collier.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Employed coaling ship.

3.5pm: Finished coaling, taken in 626 tons, average [blank] tons per hour.

3.50pm: Collier proceeded.

4.30pm: Employed cleaning ship.

[Draught after Coaling: Forward 26’ 2”, Aft 26’ 0”]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal Remaining: 1677.0 tons]


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8 June 1916

From San Nicolas to Arica

Lat -15.2, Long -75.2

6.0am: Sent coaling party to “Exmouth”.

7.30am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

9.50am: “Harewood” proceeded.

am: Tested lifebuoys correct. Employed cleaning ship. Inspected coaling gear.

pm: Make and Mend clothes.

4.30pm: Employed preparing for sea.

6.55pm: Weighed. 7.3pm: Proceeded 63 revs.

7.20pm: Set course SSW.

8.0pm: Altered course S25E.

[Fine weather, wind increasing to force 5 at midnight (from ESE). Noon temperature 66F]


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9 June 1916

From San Nicolas to Arica or at Sea

Lat -17.1, Long -73.7

9.0am: Divisions and Prayers.

am: Employed painting and as requisite. Training classes at instruction.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 155 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Arica S66E, 204 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[South easterly and easterly wind force 4 to 5-6 all day, with sea state rough through middle of day, showers at noon when temperature 62F, sea temperature 61F]


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10 June 1916

From San Nicolas to Arica or at Sea [actually going into Arica]

Lat -18.5, Long -70.3 [estimated]

3.0am: Commenced Sounding every half hour.

6.0am: Stopped sounding.

6.42am: Altered course S79E.

7.36am: Altered course N82E, Increased 68 revs.

9.0am: Courses as requisite for approaching Arica.

9.31am: Came to Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, 3 shackles. Saluted 21 guns.

10.42am: British Consul visited ship.

11.14am: Captain of Port visited ship.

1.0pm: Leave to Chief and First class POs till 5.30pm.

4.20pm: Chilian [Chilean] cruiser “Esmeralda” arrived and anchored.

[Course and Distance made good: Various 204 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Wind moderating during am, noon temperature 62F]


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11 June 1916

From Arica to Port San Juan or at Sea

Lat -18.5, Long -70.4 [very rough estimate]

7.50am: Landed RC [Roman Catholic] Church Party.

9.42am: Weighed and proceeded 38 revs. Course S80W.

10.23am: Altered course S45W: Performed Divine Service.

11.10am: Altered course N80W to close collier “Harewood”.

0.50pm: Altered c