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Light Cruiser/old 3rd Class Cruiser, Pearl-class

Launched 28.8.90 Devonport DY. 2,575 tons, 278(oa), 265(pp)x41x15ft. TE 7500ihp, 19kts. Armament: 8-4.7in, 8-3pdr. Armour: 2.5in deck, 2in guns. To New Zealand Govt. 1914. Pacific 1914, Mediterranean and Persian Gulf 1914-17, RAN 1917-18. Depot ship 3.21. Sold 17.1.47 Strongman & Co NZ, hull scuttled 6.8.49 off E coast of New Zealand. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 28/8/90, to RNZN 1914, HS 1921, sold 17/1/47. Handed over at Wellington 15 July 1914 and commissioned as seagoing TS. Served as convoy escort from August 1914 to April 1917, when she paid off. Disarmed and reduced to depot ship, and made her last sea voyage in 1921, when she steamed to Auckland to become a training hulk. Sold in January 1947 to Strongman Shipping Co and scuttled off Coromandel, New Zealand, 6 August 1949. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS PHILOMEL 1913-1917
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – OCTOBER 16th 1913 TO JULY 14th 1914


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LOG of H.M.S. PHILOMEL

Commanded by .........................................................


FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing Thursday 16th of October 1913

Ending ...........................................................

Tonnage (Displacement) 2,575

Extreme Length 265' 2"

Extreme Breadth 41' 11/2"


Engines

Manufacturer: Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Hull

Indicated Horse Power : 4,500 Natural Draught, 7,500 Forced Draught

Description: 3 Cylinder, inverted, direct, triple expansion

When fixed on board: 1891


Boilers

Manufacturer: Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.

Description: Four, Cylindrical, Double ended

When made: 1890

When put in vessel: 1890


Screw Propeller

Manufacturer: Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.

Description: "Isis" type, gunmetal. Twin

General state of repair: Good


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Directions

Reporting:

Weather, Sea state, wind conditions, visibility conditions.


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Establishment of Ship's Company:


Officers:

11

Seamen:

76

Boys:

16

Marines:

21

Engine-room establishment:

69

Other non-executive ratings:

29

Total

222


Barometer: Mercurial

Adic. 544

Name of Maker and Number

"

Height of cistern above sea

8 feet


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position in Ship: After side of Chart House

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker nad No. N & Z ~ A 5441 Dry ~ A 7118 Wet, from 16/10/13


Position of Standard Compass

Fore Upper Bridge

Deviation of Standard Compass: 8th Feb' 1914, Lat' 37.* 30' S ~ Long 178.* 27' E


Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

Poop

Two 4.7" Q.F. Mk 3 (ed. Q.F. - Quick Firing)

Waist (each side)

Two 4.7" Q.F. Mk 3

Foc's'l.

Two 4.7" Q.F. Mk 3

Cable Deck

Two 3pdr Hotchkiss

Port Waist

Three 3pdr Hotchkiss

Starb'd Waist

Three 3pdr Hotchkiss


Torpedo Armament

Two Beam Training Tubes

14"

One Stern Tube

14"


Boats

1

Steam Cutter

1

Sailing Pinnace

1

Cutter 28ft

1

Cutter 26ft

1

Gig 28ft

1

Whaler 27ft

1

Dinghy 16ft


Miscellaneous Information

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

Forward 15' 6" ~ Aft 17' 10"



Load draught

Forward 14' 6" ~ Aft 16'6"



Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch.

18.25tons



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

a) At load draught *


b) With Bunkers full 448 tons


c) In places other than Bunkers 9 tons

Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

Nil



Quantity of Water carried

a) For Boilers 73


b) For Drinking 29



Signed: W. Pennefathers

Captain/Navigating Officer



THE VOYAGES OF HMS PHILOMEL
Operations in the South Pacific

JP map Philomel South Pacific

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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16 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

3.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

5.40am: Landed S.A. (small arms) Company for route march

8.00am: S.A. Company returned

9.40am: Inspected bedding

am: Stokers & Marines mustering bags

am: Hands as requisite

pm: Distributed captured arms to Ships Company

pm: Granted leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

10.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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17 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

4.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: P & O. SS "India" arrived. Received mails

am: Exercised General Quarters

am: Hands mustering bags, leather gear, as requisite

pm: Granted leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am


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18 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

1.45am: Steam Cutter drew fires

4.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Aired night clothing

am: Hands sponging out guns & as requisite. Tested lifebuoys

11.00am: Read warrant no 68

12.45pm: Three German built destroyers for China proceeded

pm: Granted leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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19 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

12.15am: Steam Cutter drew fires

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Church of England party

1.00pm: Granted leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am:

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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20 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

4.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: 2nd Division mustering bags

10.10am: H.I.J.M.S. "Kongo" ( His Imperial Japanese Majesty's Ship,) arrived from Simonstown & saluted country 21 guns

1.00pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Granted leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

10.10pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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21 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

4.00am: Steam Cutters lit fires

am: hands cleaning ship

6.43am: Weighed & shifted berth NNW 5'

6.53am: Anchored in 4 fathoms, 3 shackles

am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

pm: Granted leave to PO's till 10.00pm

12.00 midnight: Let fires out in No3 Boiler


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22 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

12.50am Steam Cutter drew fires

am: Hands cleaning ship & boats

am: Rigged Downtons

6.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

8.45am: Lighters came alongside for bags, hammocks etc

10.45am: Ship Paid off from East Indies Station) Lieutenant Ramsay, Assistant Engineer Baker & 180 ratings left to take passage home in Blue Funnel SS "Daemodocus"

pm: Hands cleaning up decks

pm: Exercised Fire Quarters

pm: Granted leave to 1st Watch till 7.30am

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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23 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

5.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Recommissioned with Commander Ballard, 8 Officers & 26 men of old commission for service as Training Ship in New Zealand, under orders of Commander in Chief, China.

pm: Hands clearing up decks

pm: Granted leave to 2nd Watch till 7.30am

10.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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24 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

4.30am: Steam Cutter fires lit

am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Granted leave to 3rd Watch till 7.30am

10.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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25 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

5.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested lifebuoys

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

pm: Granted leave to 4th Watch till 7.30am

10.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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26 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, Church

pm: Leave to 1st Watch till 7.30am

3.20pm: H.I.J.M.S. "Kongo" saluted Governor 17 guns. (ed. Japanese Battle-Cruiser, 1912, 27.5 knots, 64,000 HP, comp 980, Main Guns 8 x 14", 16 x 6". JFS 1919)

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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27 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: H.I.J.M.S. "Kongo" sailed for Japan

9.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Hands as requisite

4.40pm: HMS "Triumph" arrived from England with Philomels new crew on board. (ed. Triumph, Battleship, 1903, 20 knots, 14,000 HP, Complement 700, Jane's Fighting Ships 1906/7)

pm: 23 Ratings joined from "Triumph"

11.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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28 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

3.00am: Lit fires in No3 Boiler

4.00am: Steam cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: H.M.S. "Flora" arrived from Hong Kong en route for England. (ed. Cruiser, 1893, 18 knots, 7,000 HP, comp' 318, JFS 1906/7)

9.00am: Lieutenant Morell, Mr. Russell, Gunner, Mr. Montgomery, Carpenter, Mr. Turner, Assistant Engineer & 160 ratings joined from "Triumph"

am: Hands as requisite

pm: Hands stowing bags & hammocks & as requisite

4.00pm: Quarters. Exercised Fire Stations

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

pm: Discharged Ships Steward & 1st Writer to "Flora"

10.50pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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29 October 1913

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

5.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: "Flora" proceeded to Tanjong Pagar to coal

9.30am: Exercised boats crews away pulling

11.00am: Hands as requisite

11.45am: Austrian Cruiser "Kaiser Franz Joseph" arrived & saluted country 21 guns. Shore battery returned ditto.

(ed. Austro-Hungarian Cruiser, 1889, 17/18 knots, 6400 HP Natural, comp' 367, JFS 1906/7)

pm: Hands preparing for coaling & Sea

pm: Leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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30 October 1913

From Singapore to Batavia

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

am: Lit fires in No4 Boiler

2.00am: Draught ~ Ford' 14'2" ~ Aft 17' 1"

3.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Pilot came on board

6.30am: Proceeded, Courses & Speeds as requisite for Keppel Harbour

7.15am: Secured alongside Tanjong Pagar section 6. Pilot left

8.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour

pm : Hands as requisite

11.50am: Finished coaling 260 tons

am: Draught ~ Ford 15' 9" ~ Aft 17" 10"

12.30pm: Pilot came aboard.

12.35pm: Left coaling wharf, Tug Forward

12.50pm: Cast off Tug. Proceeded stern first through Middle Channel, turned & proceeded as requisite for Singapore Roads

pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.30pm: "Triumph" proceeded to Hong Kong

5.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires

5.35pm: Weighed & turned to S by E

5.45pm: Proceeded S 83' E, 68 revolutions for Rhio Strait

8.00pm: Pedro Blanco light N 671/2 E ~ Pan Reef light S 17 E, Course S 28 E

8.40pm: Point San light S 7 W ~ Pan Reef light S 66 W, Course S 2 E thro' Rhio Strait

9.53pm: Course S 43 E

10.21pm: Course S 50 E

10.45pm: Course S 31 E. Exercised S. B. crew & Watch closed Watertight doors

11.45pm: Lit. Karas light N 82 W .5', Course S 46 E


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31 October 1913

From Singapore to Batavia

Lat -0.5, Long 105.0

1.00am: Karas light N 41 W, Course S 51' E

2.00am: Course S 60' E. Exercise Watch close Watertight Doors

3.00am: Course S 41' E, Pollux light S 17' E

am: Exercised S.B. Crew

4.37am: Pollux light abeam to Starboard 6'.0

6.00am: Course S 25 E

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Course South

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

9.52am: Streamed Patent (ships) Log

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Exercised Collision Stations

6.33pm: Tg. Ular light S 12' E

7.30pm: Course S 20' W

8.00pm: Tg. Kalian S 58' E ~ Tg. Kalian light S 24' E, Course South for Banka Strait

9.30pm: Tg. Ular light N 24' E ~ Tg. Kalian light N 73 E, Course S 54 E.

10.45pm: Exercised S.B. Crews & Watch close Watertight Doors

11.00pm: Anelia Bank Buoy S 87 E, Course S 76' E



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

From Singapore to Batavia (ed. Batavia, now Jakarta)

Lat -3.5, Long 106.4

1.50am: Exercised S.B. crew

2.00am: Kangka light S 72' E ~ 3rd Point Buoy S 2' W, Course S 36 E

2.am: Sounded in 14 fathoms

4.00am: Course S 22' E

5.52am: Course S 68' E

6.00am: Brani Point N 4" W ~ Point Besar light S 80' E

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Point Besar light N 43' W ~ Point Daioun light N 4 W, Course S 46 E

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

10.30pm: N. Watcher light S 651/2' W ~ Arnemuiden light S 1/2' E

pm: Exercised S.B. crews & Watch closed Watertight Doors


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2 November 1913

At Batavia (Tanjong Priok, now Jakarta)

Lat -6.1, Long 106.8

12.00 midnight: 60 revolutions

am: Exercised S.B. Crew & Watch close Watertight doors

3.50am: Edam light S 61/2' W

5.00am: Edam light S 40' W, Course S 2' W

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Edam Light N 58' W ~ Kleiden Island S 41 W, Course S 2' W

6.30am: Stopped & as requisite for boat

6.50am: Anchored in 41/2 fathoms, 3 shackles

7.10am: Put clocks on 20mins

8.00am: Saluted country 21 guns

am: Shore Battery returned 21 guns

am: Divisions, Church

pm: Prepared for coaling


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3 November 1913

At Batavia (Tanjong Priok)

Lat -6.1, Long 106.8

6.10am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite into harbour with Pilot.

6.45am: Let go Port anchor 11/3 shackles & secured stern to No7 Buoy East

8.20am: Lighter came alongside

8.30am: Commenced coaling, native labour

am: Hands as requisite

pm: Hands coaled ship inboard, natives outboard

3.20pm: Finished coaling ship 70tons

pm: Hands cleaning ship


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4 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -6.1, Long 106.8

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands cleaning ship & scrubbing canvas gear

am: Prepared for sea

12.15pm: Weighed, slipped & proceeded as requisite out of harbour with Pilot

12.25pm: At entrance, stopped, dropped Pilot

12.30pm: Proceeded N 27' E, 68 revolutions

pm: Hands getting up spare armature & as requisite

2.00pm: Edam light S 64' W, Course N 85' E

pm: Hands scrub & wash clothes

5.50pm: Streamed Patent (ships) Log

6.00pm: Course S 82 E

9.30pm: Sighted Boompjes light N871/2' E 21.5'

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.37pm: Boompjes light N 8' E 3'.7


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5 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -6.2, Long 110.0

12.00 midnight: Course S 86 E

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close Watertight doors

2.30am: Put clocks on 10mins

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Read stations for & Exercised General Quarters

am: Tested Fire Control

am: Hands as requisite

am: Marines at loader

pm: Hands reeling up & oiling Starboard 21/2" wire & as requisite

4.00pm: Mount Rahtau S 331/2 E 27'.8

pm Exercised Fire Quarters

8.00pm: Course S 82 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crews & Watch close Watertight doors


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6 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -6.7, Long 113.5

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. Doors

3.20am: Put clocks on 10mins

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Exercised Small Arms Company. Marines at Infantry & Gun Drill

am: G. L. 2's of Port Watch at defensive training

2.00pm: G. L. 2's at Defensive training. Hands restowing armature & as requisite

3.45pm: Course S 41 E

4.00pm: Mt. Buruan S 64 W ~ Lapa Point S 9 E

pm: Furled awnings

5.20pm: Course S 10 E

6.22pm: Sapudi light abeam 2.6*

Exercised S.B. crew

11.20pm: Put clocks on 10mins


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7 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -7.5, Long 116.2

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch closed W.T. doors

3.50am: Put clocks on 10mins

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Mt Agung S 5 W 42°4

6.30am: Exercised Clear ship for Action & General Quarters

7.30am: Replace gear

am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

pm: Gunners Party sponging out guns, remainder hands as requisite

3.00pm: Course N 88 E

pm: Exercised Collision Stations

5.34pm: Mt. Keigenoberger light abeam 5.5*

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.10pm: Put clocks on 10mins


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8 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -7.6, Long 119.5

Exercised S.B. & Watch close W.T. doors

3.20am: Put clocks on 10mins

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Sangeang Point S 4* 15.*7

am: Aired night clothing

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested lifebuoys

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

pm: Exercised S.B. crews

11.20pm: Put clocks on 10mins


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9 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -7.9, Long 123.7

Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

2.50am: Sukar Island abeam 7*

3.00am: Lit fires in No. 1 & 2 Boilers

3.10am: Put clocks on 10mins

6.00am: Tg. Batu Payung S 91/2 E ~ K Flores Head S 63 E

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, Mustered by Officer Lio........

10.30am: Church

5.45pm: K Soangin Island S 31* E ~ Panjang Island S 36* W

8.30pm: Put clocks on 10mins

10.30pm: Heavy rain squall

10.55pm: Sighted Liran light S 88 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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10 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -8.2, Long 127.2

12.20am: Liran light S 801/2 E ~ K Kanbing Island S 20 E, Course S 45 E

1.30am: K. Kambing Island N 84 W East, 64 revolutions

1.45am: Put clocks on 10mins

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Read stations for night defence.

am: G.L. at Defensive Training, Forecastle ............ reeling up & oiling Port 21/2" wire, & remainder as requisite

7.00am: Kiosa Island N 50 E ~ Rapala Tauah S 53 E

Noon: Course S 50 E, 60 revolutions

2.00pm: Laikera Point N 76 W ~ K Musa Besi S 49 W, Course S 37 E

pm: Watch painting canvas gun & hawser reel covers & as requisite

pm: Furled awnings

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.20pm: Put clocks on 10mins


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11 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -10.6, Long 128.9

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

am: Put clocks on 10mins

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Exercised General Quarters

7.15am: Secured spread awnings

am: Exercised stations put power to anchor

am: Hands painting gun covers & as requisite

am: Marines at infantry drill

1.00pm: 68 revolutions

pm: Watch cleaning ship & clearing mining room

4.30pm: Compass deflected 4 pls: sounded in 20 fathoms

pm: Furled waist awnings for exercise

9.00pm: Course S 30 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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12 November 1913

From Batavia to Port Darwin

Lat -12.47, Long 130.85

12.00am Course S 73 E

Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.50am: Sighted Charles Point light S 601/2 E

4.50am: Course East

5.08am: Course N 70 E,

5.12am: Charles Point light S 22 E

5.15am: 45 revolutions

5.45am: Course S 50 E, 68 revolutions

6.00am: Charles Point light S 24 W, Hauled in Patent Log

Tale Head S 301/2 E, Course S 40 E

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Courses & Speeds as requisite for anchoring

8.07am: Stopped. Anchored in 131/2 fathoms, 4 shackles off Darwin

am: Prepared for coaling

1.00pm: Mail from SS "Montoro" arrived & went alongside pier

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite alongside SS "Montoro" for coal

3.25pm: Let go Port anchor

3.38pm: Weighed

3.45pm: Let go Port anchor & warped alongside "Montoro"

6.00pm: Commenced coaling by Watches, 4.2cwt baskets & Montoro ships hoist used

pm: Port Watch coaling ship


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13 November 1913

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.47, Long 130.85

2.00am: Starboard Watch coaling ship

6.00am: Port watch coaling ship

9.00am: Starboard Watch coaling ship

9.10am Finished coaling 194 tons

9.40am: Shoved off from "Montoro" weighed & proceeded as requisite

10.50am: Anchored in 121/2 fathoms, 4 shackles off Fort Point, Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands to dinner & make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Granted leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am to Petty Officers till 10.00pm


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14 November 1913

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.47, Long 130.85

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Lost overboard the 4.7" Gun cover

11.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Petty Officers till 10.00pm

6.00pm: Read Warrant No1

11.30pm: Landed Officers patrol for 8 leave breakers


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15 November 1913

At Port Darwin

Lat -12.47, Long 130.85

2.30am: Patrol returned

5.00am: Ship's sailing postponed for 8 deserters

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Landed patrol

1.00pm: Patrol returned

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.00pm: Prepared for sea

6.00pm: Three members of the Royal Commission for The Northern Territory came onboard for passage to Thursday Island

9.30pm: Landed patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned


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16 November 1913

From Port Darwin to Thursday Island (Waiben)

Lat -11.5, Long 131.5

5.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite. (5 Deserters)

5.40am: Proceeded 72 revolutions, Course as requisite exiting Harbour

6.30am: 75 revolutions, Course N 37 E

7.50am: Charles Point light S 501/2 W ~ Emery Point S 27 E

8.30am: N.W. Vernon N 51 E ~ S.W. Vernon S 89 E, Course as requisite for Clarence Strait

9.30am: Divisions, Church

10.08am: E. Vernon N 41 W ~ Red Cliff S 3 E

10.10am: Course N 46 E

11.30am: Course N 56 E

1.00pm: Course N 27 E

3.00pm: Course N 5 E

6.00pm: Course N 30 E Lingi N 75 E ~ Cape Don S 26 E

7.00pm: Course N 57 E, 70 Revs. Vashon Head N 85 E ~ Lingi Point S 17 E

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. Crew


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17 November 1913

From Port Darwin to Thursday Island

Lat -10.4, Long 134.2

12.00am: Course N 85 E

2.00am: Exercised S.B. Crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.10am: Put clocks on 15mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Stations, land every available man & Small Arms Company

11.00am: Hands painting gun covers & as requisite

2.00pm: Hands painting gun & hawser reel covers & as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised abandon ship

6.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 2,3 & 4

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. Crew


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18 November 1913

From Port Darwin to Thursday Island

Lat -10.7, Long 137.8

2.00am: Exercised S.B. Crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.15am: Put clocks on 15mins

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.45am: Exercised General Quarters

7.15am: Secured

7.00am: Spread waist awnings

8.30am; Hands refitting coaling whips, funnel guys & painting gun covers

10.00am: Gun Layers at Deflection training

11.00am: Marines at infantry drill

2.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

11.00pm: Exercised S.B. Crew


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19 November 1913

From Port Darwin to Thursday Island

Lat -10.4, Long 141.1

2.00am: Exercised S.B. Crew & Watch closed W.T. doors

5.50am: Pbs Por 10* 39' S ~ 140* 27'E

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands painting gun covers, overhauling coal bags, refitting coaling gear & funnel guys & cleaning magazines

1.30pm: Sighted Booby Island N 721/2 E

1.30pm: Hands as in forenoon

2.33pm: Booby Island N 33 E ~ P.O.W. Island S 74 E, Course N 46 E

3.30pm: Good Island light N 78 E, Course as requisite for Thursday Island

4.30pm: 60 revs'

5.16pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering

5.20pm: Stopped Anchored in 43/4 fathoms, 3 shackles

7.00pm Leave to Starboard Watch till 11.00pm

10.00pm Anchor Bearings:-

Vivien Point

S 87 W


K Pier end

N 50 W


Beacon

N 27 E

pm: Draught 13' 8" ~ 17' 7"


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20 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Bertie Bay

Lat -10.58, Long 142.22

6.00am: Hands holystoning Upper Deck

10.00am: Prepared for coaling

2.28pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & speeds as requisite for Bertie Bay

3.07pm Stopped. Anchored in 51/4 fathoms, 2 shackles.

pm: Lowered Port boats

2.00pm: Anchor Bearings:

Gord Island Pilot F.S.

N 37 W


Beacon

N 12 E


W.W.W. West Bn

S 77 E

4.10pm: Weighed & proceeded alongside coal hulk

4.35pm Secured alongside

5.10pm: Commenced coaling

pm: Hands coaling ship

9.00pm: Port Watch coaling ship

11.45pm: Finished coaling 57 tons


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21 November 1913

From Bertie Bay to Brisbane

Lat -10.8, Long 142.7

6.20am: Cast off from coal hulk & proceeded as requisite

6.30am: Anchored in 51/2 fathoms 2 shackles, Hoisted boats.

7.04am: Weighed

7.10am: Proceeded, 68 revs'. Course as requisite for Prince of Wales Channel. Prepared for sea & cleaned ship

9.10am: Strait Rock S 45 E ~ Ince Point S 40 W, Course S 65 E

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.45am: Course S 56 E. Alpha Rock S 25 E .'75

11.15am: Course S 44 E

11.45am: Course S 30 E

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

12.30pm: Course S 32 E

12.57pm: X B abeam 1.2'

3.00pm: Course S 15 E

3.15pm: Cairns Cross 93ft S 49 E ~ Bushy Island S 33W

4.20pm: Course S 37 E Halfway Island N 4 E ~ Wallace Island S 76 E

6.00pm: Course S 48 E

6.45pm: Course S 5 E Cape Bird Island S 32 E ~ W Arthur Island S 48 W

7.30pm: Course S 24 E

8.30pm: 45 Revs'

8.40pm: stopped, anchored in 15 fathoms, 5 shackles

11.00pm: Anchor bearings Sunday Island S 45 E 1'.1


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22 November 1913

From Sunday Island to Brisbane

Lat -12.7, Long 143.5

5.18am: Weighed

5.25am: Proceeded 68 revs', Course as requisite for rounding Home Island

6.15am: Course S 24 W

6.21am: Clerk Island N 55 W ~ Hicks Island S 66 W

7.10am: Course S 8 E

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: "K" light East .3'

8.18am: Course S 36 E

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Tested lifebuoys

10.15am: Quoin Island N 39 E ~ Restoration Island S 26 E

12.15pm: Course S 39 E

1.20pm: Course S 39 E Chapmans Bn N 32 E ~ Rock Island N 701/2 W

3.00pm: Course S 32 E

5.12pm: Claremont light West '.2 Course S 17 E

6.24pm: Fife Island East '.8 Course S 5 E

7.25pm: 45 revs'

7.30pm: Stopped, anchored in 101/2 fathoms, 4 shackles


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23 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane, Inner Route

Lat -14.1, Long 144.5

4.45am: Shortened to 2 shackles

5.18am: Weighed & proceeded S 4 W, 68 revs'

5.45am: Course S 30 E

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Course S 48 E

7.45am: "F" Bn N 28 W ~ "E" Bn N 51 E Course 85 E

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers

10.00am: Sighted Clack Island N 581/2 E ~ Nares Point S 521/2 E, Course S 61 E

10.30am: Nares Point S 19* W .'9 N 83 E

Noon: Chennel Rocks S.'5 Course S 68* E

1.00pm: Course S 33 E

2.35pm: Course S 64 E

3.45pm: Closing Warren Island N 45 E ~ "R" Bn S 64 E, Course S 74 E

4.15pm: "R" Bn S 15 W .'5 Course S 53 E

6.15pm: Round Hill S 52* W, Course S 58* E

8.00pm: Stopped anchored in 13 fathoms, 4 shackles


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24 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane, Inner Route

Lat -15.5, Long 145.3

5.13am: Weighed and proceeded, 68revs'

5.40am: Closing Cape Hathery S 68 W ~ Opening Cape Hathery S 11 W, Course 16 E

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

6.40am: Three Island Clump S 37 E ~ Closing Low Wooded Island S 76 W Course S $ E

8.30am: Hands clearing fore hold & booms

9.00am: Tree Hill S 381/2 W ~ Mt. Milman N 881/2 W

11.00am: Course S 24* E

1.00pm: Hands clearing fore hold, restoring booms & as requisite

3.08pm: Low Islet light S 8 W ~ opening Snapper Island S 68 W

4.00pm: Course S 45 E

6.15pm: Course S 49 E

6.45pm: Green Island S 80 E ~ False Cape shoal S 1 E

7.00pm: Course S 52 E

8.30pm: Fitzroy Island point S 67 W Course S 23 E

11.00pm: Course S 14 E. Exercised S.B. crews

11.30pm: Encountered smoke from bush fires


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25 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane via Inner Route

Lat -18.5, Long 147.0

1.15am: Sighted North Barnard light S 21* W

2.00am: North Barnard light N86 W 3.'8 Course S 23 E

3.30am: Exercised S.B.B Crews & Watch closed W.T. doors

6.00am: Closing Brock Island N 491/2 W ~ Mt Bowen S 43 W Course S 49 E

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands scraping & painting fore holds, clearing breadroom & as requisite

10.00am: Guns crews at loader

am: Marines at infantry drill

10.00am: S.E. Cape S 441/2 W 8*

Noon: 60 revs'

2.00am: Hands painting forehold, clearing & restoring Breadroom & as requisite

pm: Gun Layers at Deflection Training

5.00pm: Cape Bowling Green light S 65 W 5.'8, Course S 58 E

10.00am: Exercised S.B. crews. Sounded as requisite

11.28pm: Sighted Port Denison light S 21 E


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26 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane via Inner Route

Lat -20.4, Long 149.7

1.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

2.00am: Sounded as requisite

4.30am: Course S 57 E

5.00am: Arkhurst Island S 181/2 W ~ Pinnacle Point S 30 E

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Closing Edward Island ~ opening Peteril Island S 42 W Course S 50 E

9.00am: Exercised Small Arms Company

9.30am: Hands refitting boom gear, fusing lyddite & as requisite

10.30am: Opening Calder Island S 34 E ~ Carliole Island S 321/2 W

2.00pm: Opening Calder Island N 851/2 W ~ closing Derwent Island S 17 W Course S 42 E

pm: Hands cleaning & painting ship & as requisite

pm: Exercised Stations out Stream anchor

5.00pm: Redtell 93ft Island N 141/2 W ~ Snare Peak Island N 83 E course S 55 E

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crews


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27 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane via Inner Route

Lat -22.8, Long 151.8

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands restowing fore hold & as requisite

11.00am: Marines at Gun Drill & loader

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Course S 10 E

3.30pm: North Reef light S 83 E 10'

5.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations

6.00pm: Furled waist awnings

9.30pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.14pm: Sighted Lady Elliot Head S 341/2 E


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28 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane

Lat -22.7, Long 153.4

1.05am: Course S 75 E

1.40am: Exercised S. B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Course S 17 E

7.15am: Sighted Sandy Cape S 20 W

8.50am: Stopped. Dropped Target, exercised General Quarters. Course & speeds as requisite for 1" & 4.5" aiming practice

11.20am: Stopped. Picked up Target

11.30am: Sandy Cape light S 67 W, proceeded S 22 E, 60 revs'

1.00pm: Sandy Cape light N 65 W ~ Indian Head S 28 W, Course S 9* E

2.00pm: Hands cleaning boats, scrubbing small gear & as requisite

7.56pm: Double Island light abeam 14.5'

10.12pm: 45 revs', Exercised S.B. crew

10.30pm: Course South


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29 November 1913

From Thursday Island to Brisbane

Lat -27.45, Long 153.08

2.10am: Stopped

2,20am: Proceeded 60 revs'

2.30am: Cape Morcta light S 5* E

2.30am: Exercised S.B. crews & Watch closed W.T. doors

3.40am: 68 revs'

5.00am: Cape Moretoz light S 121/2 E ~ Hinders Reef S 60 E Course S 80 W

5.15am: Course & speed as requisite, waiting for Pilot Vessel.

6.30am: Pilot came onboard. Proceeded 72 revs', Course as requisite thro' North & Main Channels

7.30am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

8.00am: Cowan light N 80 E .5', Course S 30 W

9.22am: Pile light abeam .'1, Course & speed as requisite up Brisbane River

10.20am: Stopped in Upper Lytton cutting for Health Officer.

10.30am: Proceeded

11.45am Stopped, let go Starboard anchor & swung to the flood. Let go Port anchor 13/4 shackles, secured stern to Garden Reach Buoy

Noon: Let fires out in No4 Boiler

1.00pm: H.M.A.S. "Gayundah" (ed. Obsolete Gunboat, 1884, 10.5 knots. JFS 1919)

2.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

2.30pm: Watch reeling up wires & clearing up decks

11.00pm Starboard Cutter drew fires


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30 November 1913

At Brisbane

Lat -27.45, Long 153.08

4.45am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions. Landed escort for absentee

10.30am: Landed C of E party

11.15am: Escort returned

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

5.00pm: Furled waist awnings

6.00pm: Prepared for coaling

10.40pm: Starboard Cutter let fires out



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

At Brisbane

Lat -27.45, Long 153.08

4.30am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

am: Prepared for coaling

7.30am: HMAS "Gayundah" sailed

7.45am: Coal lighters & winch lighters came alongside

8.20am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Side party cleaning waterline.

9.30am: Landed escort & 1 prisoner to attend Police Court

11.45am: Escort & prisoner returned

12.45pm: Landed 25 men to put out bush fire on river bank

3.00pm: Side party cleaning waterline

6.40pm: Finished coaling, 275 tons

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Leave to Petty Officers and Leading Rates till 7.00am

11.40pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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2 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -27.45, Long 153.08

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Lit fires in No4 Boiler

am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

11.30am Pilot came aboard

am: Let go stern hawser

am: Weighed Port anchor acockbill

am: 4 Deserters & 1 Stoker in Civil Custody left behind

Noon: Weighed & proceeded down Brisbane River, Pilot in Charge

2.30pm: Pile light abeam '.1

2.35pm: Stopped, cabled Port anchor. secured for sea

2.47pm: Proceeded, 70 revs', Course as requisite for North Channel

pm: Furled awnings

5.20pm: At Fairway Buoy, Course S 72 E 65 revs'

6.00pm: Stopped. Dropped Pilot

6.10pm: Moreton Point S 47 E ~ Yellow Patch S 7 E, Proceeded at convenient speed to keep steam with
Brisbane coal, S 70 E

6.30pm: Cape Moreton light S 40 W 1.'4, Course S 83 E

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

Signed: G. H. [Ballards], Commander


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3 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -27.5, Long 155.5

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

5.00am: Maximum roll 12* to Port, 15* to Starboard

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

1.00pm: Paid monthly money

2.00pm: Watch as requisite

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.05pm: Put clocks on 10 mins


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4 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -28.8, Long 159.6

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.20am: Put clocks on 10mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Small Arms Company

9.30am: Starboard Watch to 1st Aid Lecture

10.00am: Hands unrigging badbones & ridge ropes of waist awnings & as requisite

Noon: Course S 71 E

2.00pm: Watch as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised Collision Stations

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.20pm: Put clocks on 10mins


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5 December 1913


From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -30.2, Long 162.3

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.15am: Put clocks on 10mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Clear ship for action & General Quarters

10.00am: Replace gear, Hands as requisite, Port Watch & daymen at 1st Aid Lecture

11.00am: Stokers at Divisional drill

2.00pm: Watch as requisite. Course S 80 E

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.30pm: Put clocks on 10mins


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6 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -31.4, Long 165.5

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.20am: Put clocks on 10 mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Engineroom Ratings & Signalmen to 1st Aid lecture

11.00am: Tested Lifebuoys

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.20pm: Put clocks on 10 mins


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7 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -32.9, Long 169.5

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.10am: Put clocks on 10mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions. Church

Noon: Course S 79* E

10.30pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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8 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -34.4, Long 173.2

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.10am: Sighted Three Kings Islands, Great Island, S 54 E

3.20pm: Put clocks on 10mins

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Great Island Point S 13* W 10.'7

9.00am: Exercised Stations out Bower anchor

9.30am: Hands cleaning down formast, cleaning boats & as requisite

10.30am: Marines paraded in marching order & mustered bedding

Noon: Course S 66 E

1.00pm: Hands cleaning down mainmast, stowing awnings & as requisite

4.00pm: Flat Head S 291/2 W ~ Cavalli N.E.Rock S 47 E

5.00pm: Scrubbed hammocks

8.00pm: Cape Brett light S 1* W, Course S 40 E

9.30pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.35pm: opening Poor Knights Islands N 24 E ~ Sugar Loaf Rock S 73 E


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9 December 1913

From Brisbane to Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

2.15am: Maro Tiri light S 50 W 3.'3 Course S 23 E

4.00am; Lit fires in No 2 Boiler

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.25am: Flat Rock Beacon S 67 W .'8

6.30am: Course S 15 W, Starboard Cutter lit fires

7.30am: Course S 15 W

9.00am: Rangitoto Beacon N 73 E .'8 Course S 45 E

9.20am: White Tn S 37 W, Course & speed as requisite for entering Harbour.

9.46am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor. Moored in 7 fathoms 4 on each & as requisite

am: Let fires out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

12.30pm: Landed escort for 3 prisoners (Deserters from H.M.S. New Zealand) discharged from detention

pm: Hands painting aloft & cleaning ships side

pm: Anchor Bearings:-

Watchman Island S 751/2 W


Stanley Point N 26 W


Stanley Wharf N 21 E

5.00pm: Escort returned

6.00pm: 48 hours leave to Starboard Watch till 7.45am Friday

11.20pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires

signed:- G.L. Ballard, Commander


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10 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.40am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Read Warrants Nos 5 & 6. Discharged 2 Stokers for detention

9.00am: Leave to Boys from 9.00am: to 7.00pm

am: Hands painting ships side, Grey colour

1.00pm: Hands painting ships side

2.00pm: Received 1 prisoner from detention

11.20pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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11 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Watch clearing up decks & painting ships side

9.00am: Hands painting ships side, Grey colour

2.00pm: Watch painting ships side

11.15pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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12 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Watch painting ships side

9.00am: Hands cleaning & painting ships side, grey colour

1.00pm: Hands painting ship & as requisite

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 ash bucket

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 7

6.00pm: Granted leave to Port Watch till 7.45am Monday

11.45pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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13 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

3.45am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Tested Lifebuoys

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

11.20pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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14 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.40am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Landed R.C. church party

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Reverent Malden held Divine Service on half deck

1.00pm: leave to Boys till 7.00pm

10.30pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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15 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Exercised Out Sheet Anchor

10.00am: Hands reeling up wires, painting whaler, dismounting 3 Pounders & as requisite

pm: Hands painting galley & whaler & as requisite

pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

6.45pm: Steam Cutter drew fires to clear boiler


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16 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Out, Sheet anchor

10.20am: Hands reeling up wires, painting whaler, dismounting 3 Pounders & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands painting galley & whaler & as requisite

6.00pm: Sp.(Special Leave) Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

6.45pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires to clear boiler


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17 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.45am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Read stations " Prepare for War"

10.00am: Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Hands as requisite

Gun Layers 3's at deflection training

5.00pm: Sp.(Special Leave) leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

11.15pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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18 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00an: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Company & Marines for route march

11.20am: Landing party returned

1.00pm: Hands cleaning magazines & as requisite. Boys & O.S. away sailing

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

10.15pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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19 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Hands as requisite

2.00pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

11.20pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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20 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Tested lifebuoys

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm: Leave to Port Watch of Boys till 7.00pm

10.30pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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21 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: landed R.C. & Wesleyan church parties

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am, Leave to Starboard Watch of Boys till 7.00pm

10.30pm: Starboard Cutter drew fires


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22 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

2.00am: Draught 13'. 9" ~ 16'. 9"

4.15am: Starboard Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

6.35am: Secured coal hulk alongside

7.55am: Commenced coaling

am: Hands coaling ship

pm: Hands coaling ship

2.15pm: Finished coaling 270tons

3.30pm: Coal hulk shoved off

pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

6.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

10.30pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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23 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship & ships side

8.30am: Read Warrants 8,9 7 10. Landed 3 prisoners for detention

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Gunlayers 2 & 3 at deflection training

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship & painting boats

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

11.15pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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24 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands refitting lower boom gear, painting cutters & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

10.20pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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25 December 1913


At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed R.C. Church Party

10.00am: Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am, Leave to Stb' Watch of Boys till 7.00pm

10.15pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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26 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands as requisite

10.00am: Guns Crews at loader

11.00am: Gunlayers 2 & 3 at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Port Watch of Boys till 7.00pm

11.30pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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27 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Tested lifebuoys

9.00am: Aired night clothing

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am. Boys till 7.00pm

11.15pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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28 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.45am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

10.20pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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29 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Cleaned Port fore Fresh Water tank

9.00am: Hands painting inboard

1.00pm: Marching team landed

2.00pm: Hands painting ship inboard

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am

10.30pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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30 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.00am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

4.15am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands painting ship inboard

9.00am: Hands painting ship inboard

9.00am: Let fires out in No 2 Boiler

1.30pm: Landed Marching Team

2.00pm: Hands painting ship inboard

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.30pm: Stb' Cutter drew fires


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31 December 1913

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Stb' Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands painting ships side

10.00am: Hands painting ships side

1.00pm: Hands painting ships side

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am

signed:- G.L. Ballard



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.40am: Stb' Cutter drew fires

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning boats & painting ship inboard

Noon: Paid quarterly settlement

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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2 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Gun crews at loader, Gunlayers 2 & 3 at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Hands cleaning & painting ship

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Stb' Watch

9.00pm: Slung clean hammocks


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3 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Tested lifebuoys

9.00am: Landed competitors in N & M Tournament

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 11.00pm

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos 11 & 12


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4 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed R.C. & N.C. Church parties

9.30am: Hands mustered by open list

10.30am: Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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5 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

5.40am: Landed competitors for N & M Tournament

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Rigged diving boat, Divers at monthly dip, examining underwater fittings

9.00am: HMS " Pyramus" (ed. small Cruiser, 1897, 19/17 knots, 7000HP, comp 224. JFS 1906)) arrived & moored

10.15am: HMS "Psyche" (ed. small Cruiser, 1898, 19/17 knots, 7000HP, comp 224. JFS 1096) arrived & berthed alongside No 2 Getty

11.00am: Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Hands as requisite

2.00pm: Divers examining under water fittings

5.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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6 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Hands provisioning ship & as requisite

9.30am: Landed Gunnery Training Class, Marines at Infantry Drill

11.00am: Gunlayers 2 & 3 at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Hands provisioning ship & as requisite.

2.00pm: Landed Gunnery T.C. (Training Class)

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am

6.00pm: Port Watch striking down provisions


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7 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised out, stream anchor

9.30am: Landed Gunnery T.C.

10.30am: Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Hands provisioning ship & as requisite. Landed Gunnery T.C.

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 700am

signed G. J. Ballard, Commander


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8 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Company for route march

10.00am: Marines at Gun drill

1.00pm: Hands as requisite

2.00pm: Landed Gunnery T.C.

5.00pm: Leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am


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9 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters & guns crews at loader. Held examination for candidates for Warrant Officer

10.00am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing small gear, cleaning & painting Gun Cotton Magazines

2.00pm: Gunlayers at Deflection Training, Gunnery Training Class at Pistol drill

5.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 11.00pm

8.30pm: Burnt Searchlights


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10 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Tested lifebuoys

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp. leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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11 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

1.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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12 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Exercised Fire Stations, Out stream anchor & boats crews away pulling

9.30am: Landed Gunnery T.C.

10.00am: Hands dismounting 4.7's & as requisite

1.00pm: Adjusted Standard Compass Heeling Error

1.30pm: Landed Gunnery T.C.

2.00pm: Gunlayers as Deflection Training, Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp. Leave to Stb' Watch till 7.00am


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13 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Landed Marines for Maxim drill & Gunnery T.C.

10.00am: Hands dismounting 4.7's & as requisite

1.00pm: Stb' Cutter lit fires

pm: Landed Gunnery Training Class, Boys & O.S. away sailing in Pinnace, remdt' fitting dressing lines & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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14 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.30am: Steam Cutter drew fires

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Aired bedding

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Port Watch out Fire Engine, Starboard Watch out Kedge

9.30am: Gunnery Target Control at instruments

am: Hands as requisite

11.15am: Inspected bedding

1.00pm: Exercised Boats away under sail

5.00pm: Leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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15 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Company

10.00am: Marines at Gun drill & Deflection training

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed 2 shooting teams

2.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.20pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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16 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters. Guns crews at loader, Gunlayers at Deflection Training

10.30am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Starboard Watch till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Slung clean hammocks

11.25pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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17 January 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Tested lifebuoys

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 11.00pm

7.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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18 January 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -36.3, Long 175.1

Midnight: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

4.30am: Prepared for sea

5.00am: Let fires out in No1 Boiler

am: Draught 14' 10" ~ 17' 8"

6.45am: Unmoored, weighed Starboard anchor

7.58am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

8.06am: 70 revs, Courses as requisite for leaving harbour

9.00am: opening Rangitoto N 53 E ~ Rangitoto beacon S 83 E 2.'3, Course N 40 E

10.30am: Church

12.45pm: Course N 75 E

2.30pm: Course S 84 E

3.30pm: opening Red Mercury S 561/2 E ~ closing Great Mercury S 22 W

4.30pm: Re Mercury Hill S 18 W 3.'9, Course & speed as requisite for adjusting compasses

6.35pm: closing Cuvier Island N 81 W ~ opening Red Mercury S 29 W, Proceeded S 77 E, 70 revs

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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19 January 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -37.4, Long 178.3

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite for swinging ship for deviation

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Proceeded S 77 E, 72 revs

9.00am: Exercise to tow forward

10.30am: Gunnery T.C. at instructions, Hands as requisite

11.10am: Course S 64 E

12.22pm: East Island light S 24 W ~ 1037 Trig S 85 W

12.25pm: Course S 3 W

1.30pm: Ranged both cables, cleaned chain lockers. Gunnery T.C. at Instructions, remainder hands as requisite

4.23pm: Stopped. Let go & picked up both lifebuoys

4.35pm: Proceeded S 3 E, 72 revs

5.00pm: Mawhai Point N 59 W ~ Mota Heka S 28 W Course S 151/2 E

7.00pm: Scrubbed hammocks & washed clothes

8.30pm: Course S 10 W

10.45pm: Sighted Portland Island light S 40 W

11.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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20 January 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -40.3, Long 177.7

12.15am: Portland Island light S 68 W

2.00am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors & S.B. crews

4.00am: Course S 24 W

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.13am: Stopped. Dropped Target, Exercised General Quarters, Carried out 1" aiming practice.

10.43am: Picked up Target & proceeded. S 24 W , 72 revs

am: Gunnery T.C. at instructions

11.00am: Black Head Island N 72 W

1.00pm: 1st & 2nd Cutters refitting boats gear, remainder as requisite

5.30pm: Castle Point light N 701/2 W ~ Mt Percy N 541/2 W

8.30pm: Course S 40 W

10.15pm: Cape Palliser light S 571/2 W

10.30pm: Exercised S.B. crews


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21 January 1914

Fro Auckland to Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

12.30am: Course S 63 W

1.48am: Cape Palliser light abeam 4.2*

2.00am: Course N 71 W

3.00am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors

4.03am: Cape Palliser light, N 88 E ~ Haurnagi N Mt N35 E

4.08am: Course North

5.30am: Pencarrow light N 7 W ~ closing Taurakinai Head N 58 E, Course N 20 W

6.00am: Pencarrow light N 58 E .'6

am: Course & speed as requisite for Wellington

6.55am: Stopped & as requisite

7.04am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor. Moored in 8 fathoms 4 on each

am: HMS "Psyche" in Harbour

8.00am: Let out fires in No 3 boiler

am: Anchor Bearings (closing) Clyde Quay Wharf S 52 W ~ Boat Harbour light S 17 W ~ Boat Hbr East Breakwater S 14 E

9.00am: Gunnery T.C. at instruments

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

am: Turned Galleys & Whalers falls end for end

am: Remainder Hands as requisite & dismounting 4.7" guns

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instruction, Boys & O.S's away sailing, remainder hands as requisite

pm: Draught 14' 6" ~ 17' 5"

6.00pm: leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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22 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Dressed ship in honour of Wellington Anniversary Day

9.45am: Pipe down

10.00am: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

8.00pm: Set anchor watch

11.30pm: Steam Cutter moored in Boat Harbour

pm: Lit fires in No3 Boiler


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23 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.15am: Unmoored

11.00am: Weighed & proceeded to shift berth as requisite

11.11am: Let go Port anchor, moored in 7 fathoms. 4 (shackles) on each

12.30pm: Let fires out in No3 Boiler

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instruments

pm: Anchor bearings (opening) Kings Wharf S 42 W ~ (closing) Kings Wharf N 80 W ~ (opening) Jetty N 28 W

2.00pm: Hands scrubbing canvas & small gear

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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24 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.15pm: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.45pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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25 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Landed Roman Catholic church party

9.30am: Landed N.C. church party

am: Divisions

10.00am: Church

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

10.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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26 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Exercised Fire & Collision Stations & Stations let go Bower anchor & weigh by hand

10.00am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

11.00am: Remainder hands as requisite

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instructions

2.00pm: Hands as requisite & reeving new 2nd Cutters falls

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am


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27 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am Gunnery T.C. at instructions, Marines at infantry drill, remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instructions, Gunlayers at deflection training

pm: O.S's & Boys at seamanship instructions, remainder as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port watch till 7.00am


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28 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: O.S's & Boys away sailing

am: Gunlayers at deflection training, remainder of hands refitting blocks & as requisite

11.00am: Stokers at divisional drill

1.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am


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29 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.20am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

6.30am: Coal lighter alongside, rigged ditto

8.00am: Commenced coaling

11.15am: Finished coaling 180 tons

am: Swept down Ventilation ducts, Coal hulk cast off

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.20pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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30 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship's side

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship & side. Lost overboard by accident 1 gun cover

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing small gear & cleaning boats

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 11.00pm

6.00pm: Slung clean hammocks

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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31 January 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.20am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.25pm: Steam Cutter drew fires



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.45am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Wesleyan & R.C. church parties

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Church

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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2 February 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Clear ship for action & General Quarters

am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction, hands cleaning spirit room, magazines & paint store

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment

1.00pm: Hands cleaning spirit room, magazines & paint store as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised Watch out Fire Engine

6.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

10.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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3 February 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercise Boats away under sail

am: Gunnery Training Class. at instructions

am: Hands cleaning spirit room & magazines & dismounting 4.7"s

12.30pm: "Psyche" proceeded to Picton

pm: Remainder hands as requisite

11,30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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4 February 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am Gunnery & Seamanship training classes at instructions

am: Gunlayers at deflection training

10.00am: Hands dismounting 4.7" & as requisite

1.00pm: Gunnery & Seamanship training classes at instruction

2.00pm: Remainder hands as requisite. Exercised Whaler under sail

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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5 February 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

4.20am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Both Watches away drawing stores from SS Manuka

9.30am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

11.30am Govt' Tug " Janie Seddon" came alongside with stores

1.00pm: Hands disembarking & stowing stores from Tug

3.00pm: Prepared for sea

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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6 February 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands stowing spirit room & preparing for sea

12.40pm: Unmoored. Weighed Starboard anchor acockbill

1.55pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite. Cathed both anchors

2.20pm: Proceeded, 70 revs, Course as requisite for exiting harbour. Secured for sea

2.50pm: Pencarrow light N 85 E '.7, shaped course to S 25 E

3.20pm: Course S 68 E

6.00pm: (opening) Cliff N 14 W ~ Cape Palliser light N 54 E, course East

6.40pm: Course N 46 E

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.00pm: Course N 17 E


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LHS Log Book

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7 February 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -39.8, Long 177.4

12.15am: Sighted Castle Point light N 5 W

2.07am: Castle Point abeam 6.'4

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Cape Turnagain S 76 W 6.'

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Course N 24 E

am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

5.07pm: (opening) Portland Island S W ~ Table Cape N 25 W, Course N 17 E

10.00pm: Course N 7 W

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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Left hand side and Right hand side Table


Standard Compass Deviation Table

37.30 S


}


178.27 E


} Bay of Plenty, New Zealand






N

0* 40' W

Corrections


NNE

0* 40' W

Spheres 7" Set out ."7


NE

0* 15 W


Flinders Bar 71/2" before

ENE

0* 0

Fore & Aft. Nil


E

0 15 E

Athwartship

One 9" x 3/8" in hde "6"




Red to Starb'd

SE

0 20 E

Vertical. Three 9" x 3/8" Blue up


SSE

0 30 E

6" from bottom


S

0 25 E



SSW

0 20 W



SW

0 30 E



WSW

0 30 E



W

0 0



WNW

0 0 W



NW

0 30 W



NNW

0 35 W





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Left hand side and Right hand side of page


8 February 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -37.2, Long 177.5

1.22am: Sighted East Island light N 17 W

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

3.54am: East Island light abeam 4"

4.00am: Course N 70 W

5.00am: East Cape S 21 E ~ c Maunga Cliff S 55 W course N 77 W

5.30 am: 60 revs, Swinging ship for deviation

6.40am: East Cape S 58 E ~ Maunga Cliff S 55 W, Proceeding N 77 W, 70 revs

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Pah Tingata S 64 E ~ Cape Runaway S 17 W

am: Divisions. Church

9.30pm: Sighted Cuvier Island light N 791/2 W 28',5

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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9 February 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.47am Cuvier Island abeam 1.'6

12.50am: Course S 87 W

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew 7 watch close W.T. doors

3.25am: Wangapara light N 11 E ~ Channel Island S 32 E, Course S 30 W

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Tiri T.M. light N 84 W ~ Motukurakia Island S 12 W

am: Prepared for going alongside

7.29am: Bean Rocks light S 28 E Course S 34 E

7.40am: 60 revs, Course as requisite for entering harbour

8.26am: Course & speed as requisite for No 2 Jetty

8.45am: Secured along side No 2 Jetty West side

am: Gunnery training class at instruction

am: Ranged both cables on Q.D.

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instructions, hands ranging cables, dismounting 4.7" & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starboard Watch till 7.00am

6.00pm: Connected with shore telephone system


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10 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

am: Hands cleaning ship & cable lockers

am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

am: Marines at infantry drill, Remainder returning empties & finish to lay apart store at Admiralty Reserve & surveying cable.

pm: Hands as in forenoon

pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

Signed :- G. L. Ballard


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11 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

5.00am: Hands restowing cables & about ships side

9.00am: Hands scrubbing decks & cleaning down aloft

10.00am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands painting down aloft & painting 2nd cutter & whaler. Dismounting 4.7"s

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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12 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Heliograph party for exercise. Gunnery T.C. at instruction. Marines at infantry drill

am: Hands painting ships side

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

2.00pm: Hands painting ships side

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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13 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

10.00am: Hands painting ship & as requisite

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

2.00pm: Hands painting ship & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 11.30pm

9.00pm: Slung clean hammocks


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14 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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15 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Church parties

10.00am: Divisions

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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16 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Port Watch out spare dynamo armature

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies & Marines

am: Remainder hands as requisite

1.00pm: Seamanship & Gunnery T.C.'s at instructions

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 14

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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17 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

10.00am: Hands refitting funnel guys & as requisite

1.00pm: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

2.00pm: Put Balsa raft to lay apart ashore

3.00pm: Hands refitting funnel guys & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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18 February 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Gunnery T.C. at instruction

am: Hands refitting funnel guys & as requisite

11.00am: Guns crews at loader

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

6.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 11.30pm

signed: G.L. Ballard


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19 February 1914

From Auckland to Gisborne

Lat -36.3, Long 175.4

5.00am: Prepared for sea

5.55am: Cast off from Jetty, West astern as requisite

6.08am: Proceeded 85 revs, Course as requisite for exiting harbour

6.48am: < (opening) Rangitoto N 60 E ~ Rangitoto Beacon S 47 E, Shaped course N 30 E

7.45am: Course N 41 E

8.30am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

9.00am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training, remainder hands as requisite & greasing rigging screws

10.00am: Channel Island N 8 W ~ Square Top Island N 86 E, Course N 80 E

1.00pm: Hands refitting funnel guys, greasing rigging screws & as requisite

pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

pm: Gunlayers & S. Gunlayers at Deflection Training

5.00pm: Exercised Night Defence

6.00pm: White Island S 32 E

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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20 February 1914

From Auckland to Gisborne

Lat -38.7, Long 178.0

12.20am: Sighted East Island light S 62 E

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch closed W.T. doors

3.00am: Course S 2 E

3.20am: East Island light abeam

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Mawhai Point N 79 W ~ Marau Trig S 41 W, 65 revs

9.00am: Titirangi N 28 W ~ Gable Island N 78 W, Course S 32 W

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: 60 revs

am: Turned in Port Boat, prepared for going alongside

11.00am: Course S 75 W

11.30am: Tuahine light N 8 W ~ < Tuamoto Island N 47 W

am: Course N 54 W

12.07pm: Stopped & as requisite waiting for tide

12.15pm: Pilot came on board

12.30pm: Proceeded, Course & speed as requisite into Harbour

1.15pm: Secured alongside Kaiti Wharf

pm: Mayor accorded reception on occasion of first Warship to enter Harbour

pm: Draught 14' 9" ~ 16' 81/2"

pm: Hands refitting funnel guys & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp. leave to Port watch till 7.00am

8.15pm: Burnt searchlight


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21 February 1914

At Gisborne

Lat -38.7, Long 178.0

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Painted 1st Cutter

11.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

2.00pm: Ship open to visitors


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22 February 1914

At Gisborne

Lat -38.7, Long 178.0

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Church Parties

1.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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23 February 1914

From Gisborne to Napier

Lat -38.7, Long 178.0

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Seamanship T.C. at instructions

am: Hands refitting funnel guys, greasing rigging screws & as requisite

11.00am: Secured for sea

am: 4.7" crews at loader

1.00pm: Prepared for sea

3.00pm: Cast off. Proceeded as requisite exiting Harbour, Pilot in charge

3.18pm: At entrance, stopped, dropped Pilot

3.23pm: Proceeded S 35 E, 45 revs

3.42pm: Tuamotu Island N 65 E ~ Young Nicks Head S 24 W, Course S 23 E

6.00pm: Table Cape S 6 E, Course S 30 E

8.00pm: Portland light S 29 W, Course South

10.00pm: Portland light S 85 W, Course S 66 W


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24 February 1914

From Gisborne to Napier

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch closed W.T. doors

3.00am: 60 revs

4.00am Steam Cutter lit fires

5.00am: Cape Kidnappers S7 W ~ > Bluff S 67 W, Course S 73 W

6.41am: Stopped, Communicated with Harbour Master

6.48am: Proceeded as requisite

7.05am: Stopped. Anchored in 5 fathoms 4 shackles

am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing Torpedo's for running

9.00am: Seamanship T.C. at instructions

am: Hand refitting funnel guys, greasing rigging screws, testing Torpedo's & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

pm: Anchor Bearings}

Port Napier E light

S 49 W


Bluff F.S.

S 42 E


Glasgow Wharf

S 73 E

2.00pm: Gunlayers at towed target aiming rifle practice

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 11.00pm

5.30pm: Hands to bathe

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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25 February 1914

At Napier

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Tubes crews preparing Torpedo's for running

7.16am: Weighed & proceeded 2' to NW as requisite. Dropped Target

8.00am: Course & Speed as requisite

am: Carried out 4 test runs, Gunnery T.C. at Deflection Training, Seamanship T.C. at instruction

10.40am: Picked up Target, proceeded as requisite for anchoring

10.48am: Stopped. Anchored in 5 fathoms, 4 shackles

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

11.45pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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26 February 1914

At Napier

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Small Arms Company

am: Marines at Gun drill

am: Hand as requisite

1.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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27 February 1914

At Napier

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

4.40am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, Hands as requisite, 4.7" crews at loader

1.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

pm: Gunnery T.C. at aiming rifle towed target practice, remainder as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Slung clean hammocks

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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28 February 1914

At Napier

Lat -39.5, Long 176.9

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 11.00pm, Boys till 7.00pm

5.00pm: Hands to bathe

11.40pm: Steam Cutter drew fires



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

From Napier to Wellington

Lat -40.8, Long 176.6

5.00am: Prepared for sea

6.16am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

6.22am: Course East, 70 revs

6.28am: Course S 64 E

6.30am: Bluff light S 53 W

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Cape Kidnappers S 25 W, Course S 30 E

8.30am: Course S 6 W

10.00am: Divisions. Church

10.00am: Cape Kidnappers Island N 10 W ~ Motu Kura N 69 W

1.00pm: < Black Head S 87 W ~ Cape Turnagain S 20 W, Course S 14 W

5.00pm: Cape Turnagain N 2 E ~ Mt Percy S 46 W, 72 revs

7.16pm: Castle Point light abeam 7.'5

10.00pm: Course S 39 W

11.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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2 March 1914

From Napier to Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

1.00am: Sighted Cape Palliser light S 57 W

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

3.00am: Palliser light N 44 W, Course West

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Baring Head N 42 W ~ N. Mount N 39 E, Course N 52 W

7.30am: Pencarrow light N13 W ~ Taurakira Head S 87 E, Course N 22 W

7.53am: Course as requisite for Wellington

8.40am: Course & Speed as requisite for Wool Wharf

9.10am: Secured to West side of Wool Wharf

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

am: Hands as requisite

10.30am: Held Educational Test for P.O.s

11.00am: Let fires out in No 2 Boiler

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment

pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

2.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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3 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

5.00am: Prepared for coaling

6.50am: Coal hulk alongside, rigged drills. Lost overboard by accident 1 lifebuoy carbide container

7.55am: Commenced coaling

9.00am: Hands coaling ship

12.25pm: Finished coaling ship 255 tons

2.30pm: Hulk cast off. Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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4 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & ships side


10.00am: Landed

1.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instructions

2.00pm: Hands clearing poop room & as requisite

5.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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5 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & painting fore hold

9.00am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear, painting forehold & as requisite

10.30am: Gunlayers at deflection training

am: Divers searching for lifebuoy cylinders

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch & 2nd Part Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

pm: Landed Cutlass party for display at Citizen Carnival


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6 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

12.40am: Watch trapped down poop awning

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & ships side

9.00am: Hands drawing stores

1.00pm: Hands striking down stores, stowing forehold & as requisite

3.00pm: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

5.00pm: General Leave to Port Watch till 11.30pm


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7 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested Starb' lifebuoy, Port buoy under repair

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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8 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Church parties

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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9 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Let go Port anchor. Weighed & catted by hand

9.30am: Exercised Fire Quarters

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

am: Oiled 31/2" wire, Remainder hands as requisite

1.00pm: Seamanship T.C. under examination

pm: Oiled 31/2" & both 21/2" wires

pm: Rove new Steam Cutters falls

pm: Sp leave to Starb" Watch till 7.00am

pm: Read Warrants Nos 15 & 16


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10 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship & blacking down aloft

6.15am: HMS "Psyche" arrived & secured to East side Wool Wharf

9.00am: Seamanship T.C. under examination, Hands blacking down aloft.

am: Refitted Sailing Pinnace's gear

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training, Marines at 4.7" & maxim drill

pm: Seamanship T.C. under examination, remainder hands as requisite

5.00pm: leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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11 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch


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12 March 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies & Marines for marching & skirmishing

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

5.00pm: Read Warrant No 17

6.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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13 March 1914

From Wellington to Lyttleton

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Draught 15" 3" ~ 17' 9"

5.00am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Prepared for Sea

11.35am:Slipped & proceeded as requisite

11.42am: Proceeded 70 revs, course as requisite exiting Harbour

12.28pm: Outer Rock S 32 W ~ Pencarrow Head light S 35 E Course S 14 W

1.30pm: Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Seamanship Training under examination

2.00pm: Cape Palliser N 82 E ~ Cape Teraiwhiti N 38 W

7.00pm: Slung clean hammocks

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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14 March 1914

From Wellington to Lyttleton

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

2.00am: Ran into Fog bank

3.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

5.00am: Sounded as requisite

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Course S 40 W

7.25am: Sighted Godley Head light S 45 W

9.00am: Balin Point S 10 W ~ Godley Head light S 55 W Course S 48 W

9.19am: Course & speed as requisite

9.52am: Stopped. Waited for steamers to clear inner harbour

10.20am: Proceeded as requisite into Harbour

10.45am: Secured to Gladstone Pier, Western berth, Hands as requisite, Let fires out in No1 Boiler

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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15 March 1914

At Lyttleton

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

6.00am: hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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16 March 1914

At Lyttleton

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Torpedo Training Class at instruction, Ordinary Seaman & Boys at seamanship instruction

10.00am: Marines at loader, Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction, remainder of hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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17 March 1914

At Lyttleton

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Out Bower anchor

am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: O.S. & Boys away boat pulling. Remainder as requisite

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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18 March 1914

At Lyttleton

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

am: Aired bedding

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Inspected bedding

am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: Hands cleaning boats & as requisite

11.00am: Guns crews at loader

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Remainder as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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19 March 1914

At Lyttleton

Lat -43.61, Long 172.72

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies

10.00am: Marines at loader & maxim drill

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Remainder hands as requisite

5.00am: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 11.30pm


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20 March 1914

From Lyttleton to Dunedin

Lat -43.9, Long 173.1

1.00am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea.

6.50am: Slipped. Tug towed stern off

6.55am: Cast off Tug. Course & speed as requisite for entrance

7.02am: At Entrance. Proceeded 70 revs

7.06am: On Ldg line, shaped to N 63 E

7.52am: Baleine Beacon abeam '.4

8.00am: Course East

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters, Course S 42 E

10.30am: Course S 10 W

am: Hands as requisite

11.00am: Steep Head N 32 W ~ Pompey's Pillar S 60 W, Course S 25 W

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

8.00pm: Course S 20 W

11.00pm: Exercised S. B. Crew


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21 March 1914

From Lyttleton to Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.00am: Sighted Oamaru light S 79 W

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Moeraki light S 87 W, Course S25 W

7.30am: Taiaroa Heads light S 14 W ~ McKenzies Cairn N 55 W, Course S 17 W

9.08am: Stopped. Pilot came on board

9.11am: Proceeded 70 revs, Course as requisite for Dunedin

10.44am: Course & speed as requisite for going alongside

11.10am: Secured to Rattray Street Wharf

am: Let fires out in No2 Boiler

am: Hands cleaning ship as requisite

1.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

3.00pm: Ship open to visitors


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22 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

6.00am: hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions

10.00am: Landed Church Parties

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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23 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Port Watch out Fire Engine, Starb' Watch out Kedge anchor

10.00am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction, Boys & O.S. away pulling

am: Remainder hands as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm


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24 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction, Boys & O.S. at seamanship, remainder as requisite

am: Marines at infantry drill

11.00am: Guns crews at loader

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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25 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.20am: Exercised away Starb'd' boats pulling

am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: Hands as requisite

11.00am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

5.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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26 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies

10.00am: Marines inspected in marching order

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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27 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters & Fire Stations

am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: Starb' Watch scrub canvas gear, Port Watch as requisite

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 11.30pm


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28 March 1914

At Dunedin

Lat -45.88, Long 170.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

5.00pm: Prepared for sea

11.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers


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29 March 1914

From Dunedin to Wellington

Lat -45.3, Long 171.1

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

am: draught 14' 6" ~ 17' 9"

7.10am: Slipped & proceeded 70 revs, Course as requisite for Victoria Channel & Sea

6.30am: Let fires out in No1 Boiler

8.50am: Hayward Point S 65 W ~ Taiaroa Heads light S 36 E, Shaped course N 25 E

am: Slow. Secured Port cable

9.08am: 70 revs

11.00am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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30 March 1914

From Dunedin to Wellington

Lat -43.1, Long 173.7

1.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

2.52am: Sighted Akaroa light N 20 W

5.00am: 60 revs, Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Seamanship & Torpedo T.C. at instruction

9.00am: Hands cleaning magazines & shell rooms & as requisite

1.00pm: Seamanship & Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised Collision Stations

9.45pm: Sighted Cape Campbell light N 22 W

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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31 March 1914

From Dunedin to Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

12.00: 45 revs

1.30am: Cape Campbell light abeam 12.'7

2.00am: 67 revs

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

3.15am: sighted Cape Palliser light N 67 E

4.30am: Course N 10 W

5.00am: 70 revs

6.07am: Course as requisite for Wellington

7.00am: Course & speed as requisite for Wool Wharf

7.25am: Secured alongside. HMS's "Psyche" & "Pyramus" in Harbour

am: Let fires out in No4 Boiler

9.00am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: Hands as requisite

am: Marines at infantry drill

am: Received 23 cases ammunition from "Psyche"

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Boys & O.S. away sailing, remainder as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: Hands as requisite

am: Received Target for passage to Auckland from "Psyche"

pm: Paid Quarterly settlement

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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2 April 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -41.5, Long 175.0

3.00am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Prepared for Sea

9.30am: Cast off & proceeded as requisite

9.38am: Proceeded 70 revs, Course as required exiting harbour

10.30am: Pencarrow Low light N 55 E, shaped course S 25 E

2.30pm: Cape Palliser light S 85 W ~ > Land N 28 E, course N 38 E

5.00pm: Exercised Tow aft

6.00pm: Course N 21 E

9.12pm: Castle Point light abeam 8.'5

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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3 April 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -39.4, Long 178.1

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Clear ship for action & General Quarters

am: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

11.00am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

Noon: Course N 3 W

pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Gunlayers 3 at Deflection Training

4.00pm: > Mahia S 27 W ~ Tamohu Island N 66 W

4.40pm: Course N 20 E

9.20pm: Tokomaru light S 82 W ~ East Island light N 9 W

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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4 April 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -37.0, Long -177.2

12.00: 65 revs

12.32am: East Island light abeam 3.'6

2.00am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: White Island S 49 W ~ Cape Runaway S 34 E

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Tested lifebuoys

Noon: 70 revs

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

7.20pm: Sighted Cuvier light N 74 W

11.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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5 April 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.00: > Great Barrier Island light N 2 W

12.30am: Channel Island S 71 W, Course S 57 W

am: Exercised S.B. crew

5.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

4.40am: 45 revs

5.25am: Takapuna light S 35 W ~ Rangitoto light S 70 E, Course as requisite for Harbour. Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

6.53am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor, moored in 61/2 fathoms, 4 on each

7.40am: Let fires out in No3 Boiler

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.15pm: Steam Cutter lit fires


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6 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Starb' Watch cleaning down aloft

10.00am: Port Watch returning target & junk to depot

1.00pm: Prepare for coaling

5.00pm: Sp leave to starboard Watch till 7.00am

11.20pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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7 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.30am: Coal hulk came alongside, rigged ditto

8.00am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship

12.15pm: Finished coaling 270 tons

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Draught 15' 3" ~ 17' 7"

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.40 Steam Cutter drew fires


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8 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.40am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & ship's side

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship side & as requisite

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship's side

3.00pm: Received new 4.7" Breech Block 8 in No

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

11.30pm: Steam cutter drew fires


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9 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

5.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands painting ship's side

10.00am: Marines at infantry drill

11.00am: Shipped new 4.7" breechblocks

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. at instruction

2.00pm: Hands clearing sheet cable locker & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.20pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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10 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & painting ship's side

9.00am: Landed R.C. & Nonconformist Church Party

10.00am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 11.00pm, Boys till 7.00pm

11.20pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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11 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.45pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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12 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.45am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed R.C. & Wesleyan Church parties

10,00am: Divisions. Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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13 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Torpedo T.C. under instruction

10.00am: Hands painting 4.7" guns, shipping new 4.7" breech blocks & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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14 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Read Warrant No 19

9.00am: Torpedo T.C. under instruction

am: Tubes crew adjusting torpedo's

am: Marines at infantry drill

am: Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Torpedo T.C. under examination

pm: Tubes crews adjusting torpedo's.

pm: Returned old 4.7" breech blocks for passage to England

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

11.50pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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15 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.20am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercise, Out Stream Anchor

am: Hands as requisite

11.00am: 4.7" crews at loader

1.00pm: Exercise, Boats away under sail

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

11.45pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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16 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.40am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Exercise Small Arms Companies in Heavy Marching Order

am: Boys & O.S. at instruction

am: Gunlayers at Deflection training, Hands as requisite

12.30pm: Landed shooting teams

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp Leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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17 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

am: 4.7" crews at loader

am: Drew replaced dynamo armature from Contractors

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 11.00pm

9.00pm: Slung clean hammocks


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18 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.15am: Steam Cutter drew fires

4.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am, Boys till 7.00pm

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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19 April 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Landed R.C. & N.C. Church parties

9.30am: Divisions

11.00am: Held Divine Service

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 11.00pm, boys till 7.00pm

6.00pm: Prepared for sea

11.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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20 April 1914

From Auckland to Waiwera

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.00: Lit fires in No 1 & 2 Boilers

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

7.30am: Let fires out in No 4 Boiler

8.40am: Commenced unmooring, Starb' cable fouled Port anchor

11.00am: Weighed Port anchor, tripped Starb' anchor. Moved engines as required, Hands cleaning cables

11.57am: Proceeded slow, Course as requisite

12.36pm: Stopped. Let go Starb' anchor

12.43pm: Weighed & proceeded slow. Secured Starb' anchor

12.49pm: Proceeded 72 revs. Course as requisite exiting Harbour

1.20pm: Rangitoto Beacon N 25 E, Shaped to North, Hands as requisite

3.15pm: Course S 80 W

3.45pm: 60 revs

3.48pm: Waiwera Pier N 60 W, Course N 58 W

3.55pm: Stopped. Anchored in 6 fathoms, 4 shackles

4.00pm: Banked fires in No 2 Boiler

pm: Anchor Bearings}

< Point

S 23 W


> Waiwera Pier

N 58 W


> 162ft Island

N 10 W

pm: Tubes crews testing Torpedo's for running


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21 April 1914

At Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

5.00am: Tubes crews preparing torpedo's for running, Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for running torpedo's. Dropped Target carried out 6 instructional runs

am: Torpedo No 432 Weymouth Mk 2 failed to run & sank

12.27pm: Anchored in 10 fathoms, 3 shackles. Cutters away sweeping for torpedo

3.30pm: Rigged diving boat. Divers searching for torpedo

4.15pm: Banked fires in No 1 Boiler

pm: Divers searching for torpedo. Steam cutter & 1st Cutter sweeping

5.00pm: Boats returned

7.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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22 April 1914

At Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Divers searching for torpedo

6.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

8.30am: Layed out Target. Gunnery T.C.'s at 3Pn instructional firing

9.30am: Divers searching for torpedo

am: Steam Cutter & 1st Cutter sweeping

11.00am: Marines at infantry drill

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

5.00pm: Diving & sweeping boats returned

6.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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23 April 1914

From Whangaparaoa Bay to Port Russell

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

7.00am: Divers away searching for torpedo

9.00am; Divers searching for torpedo & Steam Cutter & 1st Cutter sweeping

am: Remainder of Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

3.00pm: Prepared for sea

5.03pm: Weighed & proceeded N 32 E slow

5.08pm: 70 revs

6.10pm: < Kawau N 71 W ~ > Kawau N 14 W

6.23pm: Tiri light S 13 E, Course N12 W

7.00pm: Hen & Chickens light N 27 W ~ Bargeas Island light N 5 E, Course N 16 W

11.00pm: Exercised Sea boats crew


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24 April 1914

From Whangaparaoa to Port Russell

Lat -35.1, Long 174.1

2.00am: Course N 65 W, 60 revs

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

2.30am: Cape Brett light N 69 W

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Cleared ship for action

1.00am: 45 revs

7.17am: Course N 15 E

8.45am: Dropped Target. Exercised General Quarters, Course & speed as requisite for ship firing

10.50am: Picked up target

am: Cape Wiwiki S 10 W ~ Piercy Island S 58 E, Proceeded South, 60 revs

Noon: Course S 17 W, 45 revs

1.00pm: Course & speed as requisite

1.11pm: Stopped anchored in 5 fathoms, 3 shackles

pm: Let fires out in No2 Boiler

pm: Hands shaking target & as requisite

9.00pm: Burnt searchlights, exercised searchlight control


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25 April 1914

At Port Russell

Lat -35.25, Long 174.14

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 10.00pm

2.00pm: Boats away sailing

6.00pm: Prepared for sea


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26 April 1914

From Port Russell to Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -35.25, Long 174.14

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler

9.00am: Divisions

10.00am: Church

4.16pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

4.20pm: 70 revs

4.35pm: Tapeka Point S 65 E, Shaped course N 45 E

6.20pm: Course S 66 E

8.00pm: 60 revs

10.00pm: > Poor Knights Islands, S 58 W, Course S 24 E

10.15pm: 70 revs

11.00pm: Exercised Sea boats crew


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27 April 1914

From Port Russell to Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

1.00am: Burgess Island light S 80 E ~ Hen & Chickens light S 37 W

am: Exercised S. B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship, Steam Cutter lit fires

6.56am: Stopped anchored in 10 fathoms, 31/2 shackles

am: Banked fires in No 2 Boiler

9.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutters away sweeping for torpedo

am: Anchor Bearings}

Hatfield Point

S 80 W


162ft Island

N 67 W


> Horora Island

N 20 W

am: Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Steam & 2nd Cutters sweeping for torpedo. Hands as requisite

6.20pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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28 April 1914

At Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutter sweeping for torpedo

9.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutter away sweeping

10.00am: Marines at infantry drill

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training, Remainder hands as requisite

1.00pm: Steam & 2nd Cutters away sweeping

pm: Hands as requisite

5.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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29 April 1914

At Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutters away sweeping for torpedo

9.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutters away sweeping

am: Hands painting ship inboard

11.00am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Steam & 2nd Cutters sweeping

2.30pm: Rigged diving boat, Divers searching for torpedo

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires

signed:- G.L. Ballard, Commander


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30 April 1914

At Whangaparaoa Bay

Lat -36.61, Long 174.76

4.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutters away sweeping for torpedo

9.00am: Steam & 2nd Cutters away sweeping

10.00am: Hands painting ship inboard

11.00am: Marines at loader & deflection training

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

2.00pm: Steam & 2nd Cutter away sweeping

6.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

From Whangaparaoa Bay to Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

5.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.45am: Weighed & turned East

6.50am: Proceeded N 84 E, 70 revs

7.33am: Course South

9.21am: Course & speed as requisite for Calliope Wharf

9.55am: Secured alongside, Head to Westward

am: Hands scrubbing canvas & small gear

am: 4.7" crews at loader

10.00 Let fires out in No 1 Boiler

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment

2.00pm: Hands as requisite

pm: Drew 42 drums of paint from Steamer (from Sydney)

5.00pm: Sp leave to port Watch till 11.45pm


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2 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am Tested lifebuoys

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.45am, Boys till 7.00pm


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3 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church Party

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Wesleyan Church Party

10.00am: Church

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.30am, Boys till 7.30pm


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4 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Prepared for docking

am: Draught 13' 2" ~ 17' 4"

9.15am: Made fast 2 tugs. Cast off from Wharf & proceeded into Calliope Dock.

9.50am: Ship in Dock

10.30am: Commenced pumping out dock. Hands scraping ships bottom & placing shores

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ships bottom

2.00pm: Ship on blocks

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30am

5.00pm: Let fires out in No2 Boiler

7.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations


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5 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands staging ship & scraping bottom

11.00am: Marines at infantry drill

1.00pm: Hands scraping ships bottom

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.30am


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6 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands scraping bottom & redleading waterline & painting down aft

1.00pm: Hands as in forenoon

5.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30am


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7 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands painting ships bottom

9.30am: Marines at maxim drill

1.00pm: Hands painting ship bottom

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.30am


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8 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands painting ships bottom

1.00pm: Hands painting ships bottom

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 11.45pm


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9 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands painting ships bottom

9.00am: Hands painting ships bottom

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes

2.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.45am, Boys till 7.00pm


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10 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Shipwrights repairing ships side

9.15am: Divisions. Landed Church Parties

1.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30am, Boys till 7.00pm


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11 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & painting ships bottom

9.30am: Held Court of Inquiry on lost torpedo

am: Hands cleaning & painting boats & painting ships side

1.00pm: Hands painting ships side, 1st cutter & refitting lower boom guys & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.30am


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12 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands painting 1st Cutter & ships side

11.00am: Marines at infantry drill

1.20pm: Commenced flooding dock

pm: Hands as requisite

2.45pm: Ship afloat

3.00pm: Stopped flooding dock

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30pm


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13 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

12.00: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.45am: Flooded dock to sea level

8.15am: Proceeded out of dock with 2 tugs.

9.15am: Secured alongside Admiralty Wharf Head Westward

am: Hands painting ships side & as requisite

1.00pm: Hands painting ships side & as requisite

5.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.30am


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14 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands provisioning ship, painting boats davits as requisite

11.00am: Marines at loader

1.00pm: Hands provisioning ship, painting & as requisite

3.15pm: Bluejacket guard to drill

5.00pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30am


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15 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Prepared for coaling ship

11.20am: Guard to drill

1.00pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 11.45pm, Boys till 7.00pm

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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16 May 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Prepared for coaling

7.35am: Coal hulk alongside

8.00am: Commenced coaling

10.00am: Hands coaling ship. 2 whips

1.00pm: Hands coaling ship

3.30pm: Finished coaling 252 tons, 40 tons of deck cargo in bags

3.50pm: Coal hulk shoved off

4.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

5.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.45am


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17 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga (Cook Islands)

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

3.00am: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Tested lifebuoys

9.05am: Divisions, Cleaned guns

am: Draught 16' 3" ~ 18' 4"

10.00am: Secured for sea

12.00: English mail arrived

1.20pm: Slipped. Hauled off Wharf with Tug

1.34pm: Proceeded 68 revs, Course as requisite for exiting Harbour

3.06pm: 20ft Mohukurakia S 72 E ~ 52ft Rakino S 12 E, Course N 40 E

5.48pm: Channel Island abeam to Port .'8

8.15 pm: Course East, 45 revs, secured sea boats. Furled poop awning

9.40pm: Course N 67 E 60 revs

10.00pm: Watch securing gear

12.00: Cuvier Island light S 11 W


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18 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -35.8, Long 176.2

1.20am: 35 revs

2.10am: 40 revs, Course S 67 E

am: 2nd Cutter & Starb' lower boom carried away

3.00am: Watch securing gear

am: Exercise close W.T. doors

6.50am: Course North, 60 revs

10.12am: Course North. Secured 1st Cutter.

11.35am: 48 revs

12.20pm: 60 revs

2.00pm: Rolling 25*Port, 20* Starb'

9.00pm: Rolling 25*


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19 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -32.8, Long 177.8

3.00am: Exercise close W.T. doors

3.20am: Course N 11 E

7.00am: Course N 20 E, 68 revs

9.00am: hands as requisite

10.00am: Lost overboard through stress of weather No3 size hoses, 4 in number

1.00pm: Hands striking down coal, baling out nettings & as requisite

pm: Msx. Roll 25* P & S

10.00pm: Exercise S.B. crew

11.15pm: Put clocks on 15 mins


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19 May 1914

(crossed international date line)

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -30.4, Long -178.5

1.00am: Put clocks back 24 hrs

am: Exercise S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.15am: Put clocks on 15 mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Max. Roll 12* Port. 18* Starb'

am: Hung up empty coal bags to dry

10.55am: Sighted Curtis Island N 40 E

12.00: Course N 49 E

pm: Watch stowing dry coal bags as requisite

pm: Stowed dry coal bags

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.20pm: Put clocks on 10 mins


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20 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -29.0, Long -175.1

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

3.10pm: Put clocks on 10 mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Saturday routine

am: Aired night clothing

pm: Hands make & mend

pm: Max. Roll 21*Starb' 17*Port

5.00pm: Exercised fire stations

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.10pm: Put clocks on 8 mins


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21 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -27.3, Long -171.3

12.00: 64 revs

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

3.20am: Put clocks on 8 mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised Small Arms Companies. Marines at Gun drill. Exercised Bluejacket Guard

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & as requisite

1.00pm: Watch refitting windsails & as requisite

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.25pm: Put clocks on 8 mins


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22 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -25.5, Long -168.1

12.00: 60 revs

am: Exercised S.B. crew

3.10am: Put clocks on 8 mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Exercised General Quarters. Out collision mat

10.00am: Guns crews at loader

am: Hands as requisite

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing small gear & as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised night defence stations

7.00pm: Slung clean hammocks

10.00pm: Put clocks on 8 mins


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23 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -24.3, Long -165.1

12.00: 56 revs

am: Exercised S.B. crew

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Tested lifebuoys

11.00am: Exercised Bluejacket Guard

Noon: Course N 46 E

pm: Hands make & mend

10.00pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.25pm: Put clocks on 10 mins


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24 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -22.6, Long -162.3

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.10am: Put clocks on 10 mins

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Max, Roll 6* Port 9* Starb'

9.30am: Divisions. Church

1.00pm: Course N 51 E, 70 revs

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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25 May 1914

From Auckland to Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.30am: Sighted Rarotonga NE1/2 E

4.15am: 64 revs

5.30am: < Rarotonga N 33 E ~ > Rarotonga S 79 E

5.37am: 64 revs

6.00am: Course & Speed as requisite for anchorage

7.03am: Stopped anchored in 15 fathoms, 31/2 shackles

am: N.Z.C.S. "Tutanekei" at anchor

7.00am: Prepared for coaling

8.00am: Lighters came alongside

8.40am: Commenced coaling from 6 ton lighters, Coal in 2 cwt bags

am: Anchor Bearings:

Puie Point Beacon

S 89 E


Govt' F.S.

S 131/2 E


Avation Store Hq F.S.

S 58 W

am: Draught 15' 3" ~ 17'.4"

Noon: Dinner

12.50pm: Hands coal ship

2.35pm: Finished coaling ship 118 tons

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Watch rove dressing lines

pm: Draught 15' 9" ~ 17' 8"


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26 May 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

4.00am: Set Anchor watch

am: Hands cleaning ship

6.10am: Weighed & shortened to 1 shackle, Proceeded as requisite for shifting berth

6.40am: Veered to 2 shackles

6.54am: Anchor took ground in 25 fathoms, stopped. Veered to 6 shackles

8.00am: Dressed ship in Honour of H.M. The Queen's Birthday

am: Anchor Bearings

Puee Point

N 89 E


< Avarue Pier

S 47 E


Avatui Store Hq F.S.

S 29 W

12.00 Noon: Fired 21 gun salute

pm: Hands cleaning boats as requisite

pm: Resident Commissioner visited ship, saluted ditto 7 guns

5.25pm: Undressed ship

8.00pm: Set Anchor Watch


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27 May 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands as requisite

Noon: Steam Cutter lit fires

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.45pm: S.S. "Willochra" with Their Excellencies the Governor of New Zealand & Lady Liverpool on board arrived

pm: Transhipped Their Excellencies to N.Z.C.S. "Tutanekai"

4.00pm: Steam Cutter broke down & drew fires


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28 May 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

8.15am: Landed Guard of Honour (50 men)

9.00am: Saluted His Excellency The Governor of New Zealand, 19 guns on landing from "Tutanekai"

am: Hands as requisite

9.30am: Guard returned

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Landed 27 men for Physical drill display

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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29 May 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.35am: Weighed & proceeded as req' for shifting berth

7.06am: Anchored in 15 fathoms. 5 shackles

am: Anchor Bearings:

Store F.S.

S 57 W


Govt' F.S.

S 15 E


Puee Point Beacon

East

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

1.00pm: Leave to P.O's & Leading Rates of Starb' Watch till 6.00pm

pm: Hands as reqt'

pm: Gunlayers at Deflection Training

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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30 May 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested lifebuoys

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

pm: Leave to P.O's & Leading Rates Port Watch till 6.00pm

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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31 May 1914

From Rarotonga to Mangaia Island

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers

9.00am: Landed C. of E. Party

9.30am: Divisions

11.00am: Prepared for sea

2.00pm: Let fires out in No 3 & 4 Boiler

pm: Took 1 Passenger on board for Aitutaki

4.00pm: Resident Commissioner & two Interpreters came on board for Cook Island cruise

5.12pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite catting

5.20pm: Proceeded N 58 E, 45 revs. Hands securing cables anchor & cables

6.10pm: Course S 82 E, 60 revs

pm: N.Z.C.S. "Tutanekai" with Their Excellencies The Governor of New Zealand & Lady Liverpool on board in Company

10.45pm: Exercised S.B. crew



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

From Rarotonga to Mangaia & Mauki

Lat -21.94, Long -157.86

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Sighted Mangaia Island S 64 E, Course S 64 E

7.00am: 65 revs

9.00am: 60 revs

9.07am: 45 revs

9.12am: Course SE, 60 revs

9.57am: Stopped & as requisite off Oneroa Village on West Coast

10.30am: His Excellency & Resident Commissioner landed in canoes

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

am: Hands as requisite

pm: Hands as requisite

3.45pm: Governor & Commissioner reembarked

4.26pm: Proceeded N 20 W, 60 revs

4.35pm: Course N 9 E

4.40pm < Mangaia N 70 E ~ > Mangaia S 15 E, " Tutanekai" astern

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

pm: Max. Roll 26* Port. 20* Starb'


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2 June 1914

From Mangaia to Mauki & Atui

Lat -20.19,Long -157.35

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.30am Sighted Mauki Island N 41 E, Course N 41 E

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.10am: 56 revs

8.22am: 60 revs

8.30am: > Mauki S 78 E ~ < Mauki N 22 E. Course as requisite for landing place on West Coast

8.45am: Stopped & as requisite for lying to off landing place

9.50am: Governor & Commissioner landed

am: Marines at infantry drill. Hands as requisite

pm: Watch as requisite

4.00pm: Governor & Commissioner reembarked

4.40pm: "Tutanekai" proceeded to Atiu

9.00pm: < Mauki N 67 E ~ > Mauki S 30 E, proceeded S 72 W, 30 revs

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

pm: Max. Roll 15* P.& S.


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3 June 1914

From Mauki to Atiu, Mitiero & Aitutake

Lat -18.87, Long -159.76

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

5.00am Course North, 45 revs. Hands cleaning ship

5.45am: < Atiu N 78 W, course N 85 W

5.50am: 60 revs

7.30am: Course N 32 E, 30 revs,

7.45am: Stopped & as requisite, "Tutanekai" off the landing place

8.00am: Dressed ship masthead flags

8.45am: Governor & Commissioner Landed

am: Hands as requisite

10.00am: Fired 21 gun salute in Honour of Kings Birthday

11.50am: Governor & Commissioner embarked in "Tutanekai"

am: Received 2 bags mails from Atiu for despatch

12.10pm: < Atiu N 30 E ~ > Atiu S 20 E, proceeded North 74 revs

pm: "Tutanekai" in company

12.20pm: Course N 65 E

pm: Watch filling 3P blank & as requisite

2.55pm: Course & speed as requisite for landing place on West Coast of Mitiero

3.15pm: Governor & Commissioner landed, Sent 20 cases etc of provisions to Islanders, short of food

5.30pm: Governor & Commissioner embarked

5.53pm: > Mitiers S 35 E, Proceeded N 64 W, 70 revs

pm: "Tutanekai" astern

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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4 June 1914

From Mitiero to Aitutaki & Rarotonga

Lat -18.87, Long -159.76

12.10am: Course N 80 W

2.05am: Manuai Island S 19 W

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Sighted Aitutaki N 75 W, Course N 72 W

7.53am: Course S 76 W

8.07am: Course & speed as requisite for Anchoring

8.30am: Stopped as requisite lying to. "Tukanekai" anchored. Exercised Small Arms Companies in Marching Order

10.00am: Governor & Commissioner landed

am: Marines at Gun Drill. Hands as requisite

10.30am: Native Pilot came on board

11.10am: Anchored off Reef in 20 fathoms, 4 shackles

am: Landed 1 passenger

pm: Watch as requisite

pm: Anchor Bearings:

< Aitutaki

N 38 E


Bluff

N 49 E


Church

S 41 E

pm: Embarked 1 Passenger for Rarotonga

5.10pm: Weighed

pm: Governor embarked in "Tutanekai"

6.02pm: Proceeded S 30 W, 70 revs

6.30pm: Maina S 71 E ~ Anchorage N 38 E, Course S 13 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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5 June 1914

From Aitutaki to Raratonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.00am: Sighted Rarotonga S 24 E, Course S 24 E

7.00am: Mount Te Atu Kura S 24 E

am: Max. Roll 20* Port. 15* Starb'

7.15am: 60 revs. Steam Cutter lit fires

9.00am: Course S 21 E, Exercised General Quarters

9.30am: Aoarua Pier S 13 E

10.06am: Stopped as requisite. Veered anchor cable to 13 fathoms

10.24am: Anchored in 16 fathoms, 4 shackles. "Tutanekai" anchored

am: Resident Commissioner (Mr. Northcroft) & passengers disembarked. Hands scrubbing canvas & small gear. Banked fires in No 1 Boiler

pm: Hands cleaning ship

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires

pm: Slung clean hammock


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6 June 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Steam Cutter lit fires

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested lifebuoys

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

pm: Leave to P.O's & Leading Rates till 6.00pm

11.15pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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7 June 1914

At Raratonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

5.45am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Landed R.C. Church Party

9.30am: S.S. "Talune" arrived with mails

am: Divisions

10.15am: Landed C.of E. party

pm: Leave to P.O's & Leading Rates Port Watch till 6.00pm

10.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires


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8 June 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

4.15am: Steam Cutter lit fires

6.00am: Landed Small Arms Companies for route march

am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Seamanship Training Course at instruction

pm: Hands cleaning boats & as requisite

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires

8.30pm: Burnt searchlights 30 mins


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9 June 1914

At Rarotonga

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Landed Marines with maxim for practice

am: Exercised away all boats pulling

am: Seamanship T.C. at Instruction

am: Hands clearing sailroom & as requisite

pm: Hands as requisite

6.30pm: Steam Cutter drew fires

8.30pm: Burnt searchlights 30 mins


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10 June 1914

From Rarotonga to Vava'u (Tonga Islands)

Lat -21.26, Long -159.81

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.45am: Steam Cutter lit fires

9.30am: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, Hands dismounting 3 pounders & as requisite

am: Guns crews & supply parties at loader

am: Gunloaders at Deflection Training

pm: Guns crews at loader

pm: Draught 14' 2" ~ 17' 6"

pm: Hands preparing for sea & as requisite

4.00pm: Let fires out in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers

6.00pm: Steam Cutter drew fires

6.12pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

6.25pm: Course NW

pm: 75 revs. Course West, Hands securing for sea

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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11 June 1914

From Rarotonga to Vava'u (Tonga Islands)

Lat -20.7, Long -162.9

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

am: Max. Roll 12* Port. 17* Starb'

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters

am: Seamanship at instruction

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear

11.00am: Put clocks back 10 mins

1.05pm: Put clocks back 10 mins

2.00pm: Watch as requisite

5.00pm: Exercised Fire Quarters

7.00pm: Course N 89 W

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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12 June 1914

From Rarotonga to Vava'u

Lat -19.9, Long -167.1

am: Carried out Saturday Routine

am: Exercised S.B. & watch close W.T. doors

am: Unusually distinct halo round Moon

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Aired night clothing

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Marines, Idlers & Dagmen to Medical Lecture

11.15am: Put clocks back 10 mins

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

4.15pm Put clock back 10 mins

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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13 June 1914

From Rarotonga to Vava'u

Lat -18.9, Long -170.9

am: Carried out Sunday Routine

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

3.35am: Sighted Niue NW by N

4.00am: < Niue N 37 W ~ > N 5 E, Course N 45 W

am: Hands cleaning ship

5.30am Course & speed as requisite for Alofi Bay

5.56am: Stopped'.3 off landing place.

Sent letter to Resident Commissioner by canoe

6.18am: Proceeded S 87 W, 75 revs

am: Divisions. Church

10.55am: Put clocks back 10 mins

2.45pm: Put clocks back 10 mins

pm: Exercise S.B. crew

Midnight: Put Clocks on 24 hours


14 June 1914

(skipped by log keeper making clean copy )


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15 June 1914

From Raratonga to Vava'u (Tonga Is)

Lat -18.65, Long -173.99

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

4.00am: Sighted Vava'u WSW

5.30am: > Vava'u S 43 W ~ < Vava'u S 39 E, Course S 50 W

6.30am: Prepared for coaling

6.50am: Course as requisite for Neiafu

7.03am: 60 revs

7.19am: Course & speed as requisite

7.24am: Stopped. Lowered Steam Boat & proceeded alongside collier "Rakanoa"

8.00am: Secured alongside. Rigged whips

9.00am: Commenced coaling by watches using 1 hoist

pm: Hands coaling ship by watches, 2 hour tricks

pm: Hands coaling ship by watches

8.10pm: Finished coaling 300 Tons

pm: Swept down V.Deck


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16 June 1914

At Neiafu (Vava'u)

Lat -18.65,Long -173.99

7.00am: Shoved off from Collier. Course & speed as requisite, veered Port anchor to 18 fathoms

7.30am: Anchored in 22 fathoms. 4 3/4 shackles

am: Let fires out in No 3 Boiler

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Anchor Bearings

R.C. Church

N 71 E


Kilikili W. Beacon

N 31 W


Muitrafusui Point

N 58 W

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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17 June 1914

From Neiafu (Vava'u) to Suva (Fiji Islands)

Lat -18.65,Long -173.99

6.00am: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & blacking down aloft

am: Sent 60 bags & 4 strops to Collier for use of " Tutanekai"

am: Prepared for sea

am: Draught: 14' 7" ~ 17' 9"

am: Hands as requiste

11.30am: Dinner

12.17pm: Weighed & turned to North

12.24pm: Proceeded Course & speed as requisite for exiting harbour

12.30pm: 75 revs > Foiata N 58 W ~ S.E. Point Hunga N 7 E

1.30pm: Shaped course S 66 W

pm: Hands refitting coaling strops, 2nd Cutter falls & as requisite

4.30pm: < Lake Island N 57 W ~ > Lake Island N 15 E, course S 72 W

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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18 June 1914

From Vava'u to Suva

Lat -19.2, Long -178.0

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & blacking down aloft. Max. Roll 10* P & S

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

am: Hands blacking down aloft & as requisite

10.50am: Put clocks back 10 mins

11.10am: Seaman to medical lecture

Noon: Sighted Ohgea Ndorki S 78 W

12.50pm: Course SW

12.55pm: Put clocks back 10 mins

pm: Watch as requisite

2.00pm: Course N 83 W

pm: Exercised Collision Stations

9.25pm: Sighted Totoya Island WSW

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

11.30pm: Course S 80 W


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19 June 1914

From Vavu'a to Suva (Fiji Islands) & Auckland

Lat -18.1, Long 178.4

1.30am: Course N 77 W

am: Exercised S.B. crew

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.50am: < Ohs S 22 W ~ > Mbenga S 88 W ~ Malau N 10 W, Course N 66 W

9.15am: < Mbenga S 52 W ~ < Suva Point N 27 W

9.42am: Ldg Beacon North. Course as requisite for entering harbour

10.16am: Course & speeds as requisite for anchoring

10.25am Stopped. Anchored in 11 fathoms, 3 shackles. HMS "Torch" (Sloop) in harbour

pm: Draught 14' 4" ~ 17' 5"

pm: Anchor Bearings

> Baths

S 43 E


> Pier

N 80 E


Bth Beacon

N 19 E

pm: Hands scrubbing canvas gear, turning 1st Cutters falls end for end & as requisite

4.58pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite

5.02pm: 70 revs

5.09pm: On Leading line, Course South

pm: Slung clean hammocks

7,30pm: Solo light S 11 E

10.00pm: Course S 1 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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20 June 1914


From Suva (Fiji) to Auckland

Lat -20.6, Long 178.1

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Aired night clothing

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys

11.20am: Put clocks back 15 mins

12.50pm: Put clocks back 15 mins

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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21 June 1914

From Suva to Auckland

Lat -24.0, Long 177.0

am: Exercised S.B. crew, watch close W.T. doors

4.00am: Passed out of Tropics

6.05am: Wind suddenly backed to SW

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, Prayers

Noon: Course S 3 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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22 June 1914

From Suva to Rendezvous 34°10'S ~ 174°34'E

Lat -28.8, Long 176.5

am: Exercised S.B. crew Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & as requisite

am: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers

am: Exercised General Quarters. Guns crews at loader

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

am: Hands turning out blocks of Steam Cutter & Pinnaces falls, scraping & red leading after hammock nettings & as requisite

Noon: Course S 5 W

pm: Watch turning out blocks & scraping & painting after waists

3.00pm: Let fires out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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23 June 1914

From Suva to 34°10'S ~ 174.34E Rendezvous

Lat -31.3, Long 175.4

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Aired bedding

9.20am: Inspected bedding

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, Hands turning out Steam Cutter & Pinnaces falls - blocks scraping paintwork & as requisite

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Training. Marines at Infantry drill

pm: Watch as requisite

2.00pm: 72 revs

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

signed: G.L.B. Commander


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24 June 1914


From Suva, Searching for fishing boat

Lat -33.6, Long 175.8

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Course N 46 E. Commenced searching for fishing boat "Andrew", missing since 15 May in conjunction with HMS "Pyramus" on a parallel course, 20'S 36 E

am: Exercised Prepare to tow aft

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction. Hands scraping paintwork, turning pinnaces falls end for end & as requisite

pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction

pm: Watch as requisite

pm: Exercised abandon ship

5.00pm: Course South 45 revs

pm: Exercised S.B. crew

pm: Max. Roll 25*Port. 30*Starb'


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25 June 1914

From Suva & Searching for fishing boat, to Auckland

Lat -34.5, Long -176.0

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

am: Max. Roll 30* P & S

6.00am; Course S 24 W, 68 revs

7.00am: Course S 12 W

7.15am: 70 revs

9.45am: 72 revs

10.00am 75 revs

am: Seamen & Marines at Gunnery Lecture

Noon : Course S 46 W

pm: Seamanship T.C. under examination

pm: Watch as requisite

5.30pm: Course S 2 E, 70 revs

8.20pm Cape Brett light S 87 W (below horizon)

9.15pm: Sighted Burgess Island light S 10 E

9.50pm: Sighted Maro Tiri light S 24 W

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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26 June 1914

From Suva to Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

1.00am: Maro Tiri light S 81 W Course S 12 E

am: Exercised S.B. crew

4.00am: Course S 30 E

4.10am: 60 revs

4.20am: 45 revs

4.30am; T. Tiri light S 2 E. Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: T. Tiri light N 68 W ~ Oraraka S 17 E

am: Prepared for going alongside

8.45am: 60 revs

8.52am: Rangitoto Beacon abeam, Course as requisite for Auckland

9.40am: Course & speed as requisite for going alongside No 2 Jetty

10.00am: Secured alongside. Hands getting up junk & empties for return to lay apartment store & as requisite.

am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler

pm: Hands returning junk 7 empties, drawing "Psyche's" stores & as requisite

pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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27 June 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Starb' Watch hoisting in dynamo armature

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested lifebuoys

pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am Monday

pm: Hands make & mend


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28 June 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Landed R.C. & N.C. Church Parties

am: Divisions

am: Held Divine Service


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29 June 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

am: Prepared for coaling

6.45am: Coal hulk came alongside, rigged ditto

8.00am: Commenced coaling

am: Hands coaling ship

1.30pm: Finished coaling 285 tons

pm: Hands cleaning ship

2.20pm: Coal hulk shoved off

pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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30 June 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -36.4, Long 175.1

1.00am: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea

7.00am: Let fires out in No 1 Boiler

9.35am: Cast off & proceeded as requisite

9.45am: 70 revs

am: Course & speed as requisite exiting harbour

10.30am: Rangitoto Beacon S 40 E .'5, Shaped to N 32E

am: Hands as requisite

Noon: Course N 40 E

pm: Watch as requisite

2.00pm: Channel Island N 47 W 1.'2 Course N 82 E

2.08pm: 65 revs

4.00pm: Read Warrant Mo 21

4.30pm: < Red Mercury S 57 E ~ > Great Mercury S 16 W, Course S 79 E

pm: Exercised S.B. crew



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -37.6, Long 178.3

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch closed W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

6.50am: Cape Runaway S 24 W ~ Matakawa Island S 69 E

10.06am: East Island light abeam 1.'4

10.15am: Course S 1 E. Exercised Clear for action & General Quarters

10.30am: Hands chipping paintwork & as requisite

Noon: 60 revs

pm: Watch chipping paintwork * as requisite

pm: Exercised Night Defence

5.00pm: Course S 14 W

6.00pm: Tuahina light S 80 W Course S 3 E

7.35pm: Sighted Portland Island light S 22 W

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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2 July 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -40.6, Long 176.7

am: Exercised S.B. crew & watch close W.T. doors

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands cleaning ship & boats & as requisite

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

3.00pm" Mt. Piercy N 63 W ~ Castle Point light S 74 W, Course S 10 W

pm: Exercised Stations abandon ship

9.30pm: Sighted Cape Palliser S 60 W

pm: Exercised S.B. crew


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3 July 1914

From Auckland to Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

1.00am: Cape Palliser light N 4 E. Course N 75 W, 45 revs

am: Exercised S.B. crew & Watch close W.T. doors

5.00am: Pencarrow light N 13 E, Course N 16 E

5.55am: Somes Island N 5 W, Course N 5 W

7.00am: Course & speed as requisite

7.30am: Stopped. Secured to Man-o-War buoy

am: HMS's " Psyche" & "Pyramus" alongside Wool Wharf

9.30am: "Pyramus" slipped berth

9.45am: Slipped & Proceeded alongside Wool Wharf as requisite

10.10am: Secured alongside, Hands cleaning down aloft, hoisting out "Psyche's" stores, embarking Small Arms ammo' & 4.7" projectiles. Let Fires out in No 4 boiler

pm: Hands cleaning & painting aloft, drawing stores & as requisite

pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till &.40am


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4 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Hands clearing booms & painting ship inboard

am: Hands cleaning booms, painting ship inboard & as requisite

am: Tested lifebuoys

pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am Monday

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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5 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Landed R.C. & N.C. Church parties

am: Divisions. Church

pm: Leave to Boys till 7.00pm


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6 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship's side & restowing booms

am: Hands painting ships inboard & cleaning ships side

pm: Hands painting ships inboard

pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.40am

6.30pm: Burnt searchlights 1/2 hour


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7 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & painting ship

am: Hands painting ship

pm: Hands painting ship

pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.40am


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8 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & rigging painting stages

am: Hands painting ships side

pm: Hands painting ships side

pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.40am

Signed G.L. Ballard


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9 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship & painting ship's side

am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 11.30pm


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10 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.20am: Divisions

am: Ship inspected by Captain Marshall, Senior Naval Officer

pm: Sp leave to Port Watch till 7.40am, Boys till 7.00pm

pm: Starb' Watch drawing provisions, Stokers oiling ship


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11 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested lifebuoys

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

1.30pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.40am, Boys till 7.00pm

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

6.30pm: Let fires out in No 3 Boiler


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12 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Landed Church Parties

am: Divisions, Church

pm: Ship open to visitors


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13 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands clearing fore hold, painting whaler & skiff & as requisite

am: Marines in heavy marching order

pm: Hands cleaning holds & as requisite

pm: Sp leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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14 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship

SHIP PAID OFF


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LOG BOOK – July 14th 1914 TO March 23rd 1915


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Front cover of log book, Left Hand Side and Right Hand Side, July 1914-March 1915


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Ship specifications page completed.

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Directions for completion of log

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Other: Inventory of armaments, instruments, crew, equipment, etc


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14 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight, No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.45am Hands fall in for payment

10.00am: Hands shifting baggage to HMS "Psyche" & S.S. "Ionic"

1.30pm: Discharged 10 ratings to "Ionic"

1.46pm: 53 ratings discharged to "Psyche", Remainder hands shifting baggage to "Ionic"

2.10pm: & ratings joined from HMS "Pyramus"

2.20pm: 19 ratings joined from "Psyche"

pm: Recommissioned Ship

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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15 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight, No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions.

9.05am: Captain Hall-Thompson came aboard. Ship turned over for service under New Zealand Government

am: Exercised Fire Stations

pm: Hands painting mess deck, side & as req'

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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16 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am Divisions, physical drill, prayers

am: Exercised Collision Stations

9.45am: Hands painting mess decks, side and as req'

12.45pm: Cheered ship. SS "Ionic" sail's

2.20pm: Hands painting mess decks, Whaler, refitting and as req'

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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17 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight, No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

9.45am: Hands painting mess decks and whaler and scrubbing deck cloths and boats covers

1.25pm: Hands painting mess decks and whaler and as req'

3.45pm: Furled poop awning

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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18 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight, No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions with night clothing

9.05am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Tested life buoys found correct

pm: Make and mend clothes

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

4.00pm: Evening Quarters


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19 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight, No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Landed Church Parties, 48 C of E, Wesleyans and Presbyterians

pm: Leave to Watch 1.30pm till 7.00am

1.30pm: Ship open to visitors


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20 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boilers alight. No 2 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, prayers

9.20am: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations. Exercised stations for "Out Kedge Anchor", and out Fire Engine.

9.40am: Hands painting mess decks, provisioning ship and as req'

1.25pm: Hands painting mess decks, fore hold and provisioning ship


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21 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight No 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.20am: Hands painting mess decks, fore hold and cleaning out boats

1.30pm: Hands painting mess decks, fore hold, boats and cleaning out boats

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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22 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight No 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.15am: Hands painting Fore Hold, Fore mess deck, sailing Pinnace, galley and cleaning out boats

pm: Make and mend clothes

1.30pm: leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

4.00pm: evening Quarters


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23 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

am: Boiler alight, No 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Landed small arm companies

9.50am: H.M.S. "Pyramus" shifted berth to buoy

11.40am: Landing party returned

1.30pm: Hands restowing fore hold and refitting lower booms

4.00pm: Port Watch stowing fore hold

pm: Leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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24 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Boiler alight No 2

9.05am: Divisions, prayers

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters

9.50am: Hands cleaning out Water Tanks, painting fore mess deck and stowing stores

11.40am: Spread poop awning

1.25pm: Hands painting fore mess deck, cleaning out tanks and as req'

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Leave to Port Watch till 11.30pm


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25 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight No 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands cleaning ship. Lifebuoys tested and found correct

pm: Make and mend clothes

pm: General Leave to Watch till 7.00am

4.00pm: Evening Quarters


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26 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight, No 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Landed R.C. Church Party 8

9.30am: Divisions

10.30am: Landed Wesleyans 10, Presbyterians 3, C on E 41

pm: Leave to Port Watch 1.30pm till 7.00am

pm: Ship open to visitors

pm: Evening Quarters


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27 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight No 1

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.30am: Landed escort 1 Stoker P.O. & 4 Stokers

am: Hands painting fore mess deck, cleaning out tanks and as req'

11.30am: Mr Allen inspected ship's company and ship

1.25pm: hands reeving new boats falls, painting mess deck and cleaning out tanks

3.05pm H.M.S. "Psyche" and "Pyramus" sailed

4.00pm: Evening Quarters


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28 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight No 1

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, prayers

9.15am: Hands painting mess deck, cleaning out tanks, remainder reeving new boats falls

1.25pm: Hands painting mess deck, cleaning out tanks, reeving boats falls and preparing for coaling.

pm: Torpedo party getting out stern torpedo tube

pm: Leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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29 July 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight No 1

am: Hands prepare for coaling

7.50am: Hands coaling ship

11.45am: Finished coaling 160 tons

1.15pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Leave to Watch till 11.30pm

9.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 3, & 4 Boilers

Signed: P. Hall-Thompson. Captain


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30 July 1914

From Wellington to Picton at Sea

Lat -41.1, Long 174.9

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and securing boats for sea

7.48am: Cast off, proceeded, Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour

8.58am: Course S55W. Speed as req' for working up to 100 revolutions.

9.26am: Starb' Engine stopped for repairs

9.25am: Course S 70 W

9.41am: Course N 80 W

9.50am: Streamed both patent logs

9.53am: Starb' engine restarted

10.48am: Brothers S 77 W ~ R'der Point S 61 W ~ Wellington Heads N 10 W

10.55am: Course N 4 0E

11.15am: Increased to 105 revs

00.30pm: Let fires die out in No4 Boiler

1.10pm: Reduced to 64 revs, Course S 40* W

1,25pm:Course S 68 W

1.55pm: Hauled in Patent logs 39.3 & 442

2.07pm: Entered Tory Channel

pm: Increased to 74 revs, Course as req'

3.45pm: Slow both

3.30pm: Let fires die out in N0 2 Boiler

4.08pm: Stopped both

4.10pm: Let go Starb' Anchor & veered to 21/2 shackles in 51/2 fathoms, bottom mud

4.18pm: Banked fires in No 4 Boiler


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31 July 1914

From Picton to Wellington at Sea

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Hands preparing for sea

7.05am: Weighed, Proceeded 75 revs, Course as req' for Tory Channel

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill

9.10am: Course S 721/2 E

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters

10.00am: Secured. Hands as req', Guns crews at loader

10.30am: Course N 64 E

11.15am: Sinclair Head abeam, Course as req' for entering Port Nicholson

1.00pm: Slow both

1.05pm: Stopped both

1.07pm: Secured alongside Wool Wharf

1.35pm: Paid hands

1.45pm: Hands drawing stores, painting mess deck and preparing for coaling

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Leave to C.P.O's & P.O's till 10.30pm



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4

6.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

8.20am: H.M.S. "Psyche" arrived and secured alongside Wool Wharf. Port Watch landing baggage, remainder of

10.20am: Completed coaling 40 tons

Hands cleaning ship

2.00pm: Hands stowing Paymasters, Engineers and Medical Stores, landing accommodation ladders, chests etc.

2.50pm: H.M.S. "Psyche" sailed

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

Pm: Leave to Port watch till 7.00am


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2 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight Nos 3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.25am: R.C. Church Party, 6, landed

9.15am: Divisions

9.45am: C of E party, 29, Wesleyans, 6, Presbyterians, 1, landed

pm: Leave to Watch till 7.00am

pm: Evening Quarters


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3 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boiler alight Nos3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.10am: Hands cleaning ships side, mounting 3pdrs gun, unshipping awning stanchions and landing chests and target

1.30pm: Hands mounting 3 pdr gun, landing awning stanchions, painting sick bay and getting in bedding etc.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch 5.00pm till 7.00am

6.15pm: Coal lighter secured alongside


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4 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 2,3,& 4

5.40am: Starb' Watch coaling ship. Port Watch scrubbing Poop & Fx

7.00am: Completed coaling 15 tons

10.00am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler

10.00am: hands painting sick bay and as req'

1.25pm: Hands painting sick bay, refitting 2nd Cutter gear and as req'

4.00pm: evening Quarters

pm: Leave to Starb' watch till 10.30pm

5.40pm: Coal hulk secured alongside

Signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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5 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions

9.25am: Hands cleaning boats, over side and as req'

am: R.N.R. men at drill

1.25pm: Hands getting out armament racks, drawing new 2nd Cutter and as req'

pm: Lit fires in Steam Cutter

4.00pm: Shifted berth to Man-o-War buoy.

4.30pm: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler


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6 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.30am: Sailing Ship "Falcon" drifted alongside and secured Port side

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship

8.05am: "Falcon" towed clear of ship

am: 1st Cutter drawing bedding

9.05am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

am: Cleared ship for action, Exercised General Quarters

am: hands preparing for coaling

am: R.N.R. men at loader drill

1.00pm: Coal hulk arrived alongside

1.05pm: Both Watches coaling ship

5.00pm: Finished coaling .Amount received 72 tons

5.40pm: Hands clearing up decks and securing V.D. cargo of coal


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7 August 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.40am: Exercised Night Defence Stations

10.30am: Hands preparing ship for War

1.20pm: Minister for Defence came aboard

pm: Hands preparing ship for war

pm: Darkened ship, exercised Night Defence

9.45pm: Secure, undarken ship


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8 August 1914

From Wellington at Sea

Lat -41.8, Long 175.2

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3,& 4

5.40am: Starb' Watch washing cable. Port Watch cleaning ship

6.00am: Slipped and proceeded as req' for leaving harbour, Collier in company

7.00am: Pencarrow light abeam, Course S 11 E, 68 revs

7.22am: course S 28 E

7.42am: Increased to 71 revs

9.05am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

am: Exercised General Quarters

9.28am: Reduced to 65 revs

9.55am: Secured

10.00am: Hands as requisite

9.58am: Streamed Port Log

10.20am: Streamed Starb' Log

10.30am: Course N 85 E

12.30pm: Course N 46 E

2.20pm: 60 revs

3.40pm: Course as req' to close collier "Waitori" for communication, 68 revs

3.50pm: 64 revs

4.00pm: Course N 46 E, 60 revs

4,15pm: 68 revs

4.22pm: Course N 25 E to close collier.

4.27pm: Course N 46 E

4.35pm: 72 revs

4.57pm: Reduce to 60 revs

5.55pm: 65 revs

6.30pm: 66 revs

pm: 1st Watch at Night Defence

8.45pm: Course N 23 E

9.00pm 64 revs

9.45pm: 62 revs

10.05pm: 66 revs

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence


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9 August 1914

From Wellington to Auckland at Sea

Lat -39.4, Long 178.2

Boilers alight Nos1,2,3 & 4

am: 1st Watch at Night Defence

am: 2nd Watch at Night Defence Station

6.30am: Secured

6.50am: General Quarters

7.00am: Secured

am: Hands cleaning ship

10.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands as req'

1.00pm: Course N 1 W

2.15pm: reduce to 62 revs

3.45pm: Increase to 62 revs

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

4.23pm: Increase to 66 revs

pm: Exercised Night Defence. Darkened ship

5.40pm: 2nd watch. Man & Arm ship

pm: 1st Watch Night Defence Stations


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10 August 1914

From Wellington to Auckland at Sea

Lat -37.1, Long 178.3

Boilers alight nos1,2,3 & 4

1.00am: Course N 14* W

1.50am: 62 revs

2.30am: 58 revs, Covered A1 A2 B1 Y1 guns

3.00am: 62 revs

3.40am: East Cape Light S 79 W, 58 revs

am: 1st Watch, Man and Arm ship

am: Secured

6.20am: General Quarters

6.30am: Dispersed

am: Hands cleaning ship

7.15am: Course N 36 W

9.50am: Increased to 62 revs, Divisions, prayers

Noon: Course N 89 W

12.42pm: Reduced to 59 revs

2.07pm: Increased to 62 revs

3.20pm: Increased to 65 revs

4.14pm: Evening Quarters

4.48pm: Increased to 80 revs

5.30pm: Darkened ship

pm: 1st Watch at Night Defence

pm: 2nd Watch at Night Defence


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11 August 1914

From Wellington to Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

1.15am: Sighted Alderman Islands on Port bow

1.30am: sighted Red Mercury on Starb' bow

1.40am: Cuvier Light N 62 W, course N 62 W

2.10am: Increased 85 revs

3.45am: Course S 84 W

4.00am: Secured

4.15am: Cuvier Light abeam 2' , Hauled in Patent logs

6.15am: Course S 39 W, 80 revs, Channel Islands abeam

6.45am: Course as requisite for entering Auckland

8.20am: Tiri Light House abeam

9.07am: Increased to 84 revs

9.40am: Reduced to 60 revs

9.55am: Secured alongside Eastern Arm of No 2 Jetty

10.20am: Hands as req', fusing lyddite shell, & preparing for coaling

1.30pm: R.N.R. (Royal Naval Reserve) men to squad and 4.7" gun drill. 4 hands fusing lyddite shell

pm: 8 hands landing gear in 2nd Cutter

3.55pm: Ash lighter secured alongside

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

5.00pm: Leave to C.P.O's, P.O's and natives till 11.00pm


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12 August 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, prayers

9.30am: Exercised Fire Stations, General Quarters, Out Collision mat

10.45am: 4 hands fusing shell, R.N.R. men at squad drill, A & B groups at loader drill

1.25pm: Gunners party fusing shell

pm: R.N.R. men at squad and 4.7" gun drill, Remainder of hands as req'

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.15pm: Coal hulk secured alongside

5.00pm: Leave to C.P.O's, P.O's & natives till 11.00pm


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13 August 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

6.40am: Hands preparing for coaling

7.50am: Both Watches for evolution coal ship

8.00am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler

9.45am: Finished coaling 65 tons

am: Hands cleaning ship and scrubbing deck cloths

11.50am: Scrub gun gear

pm: Hands cleaning ship's side and ship

4.10pm: Evening Quarters

6.00pm: Leave to Chief & 1st Class P.O's and natives till 11.00pm

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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14 August 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Exercised General Quarters, Out Collision mat, General fire stations

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship, 2nd Cutter fitting boats gear

am: R.N.R. men at squad drill

am: Gunlayers 2 & 3 to deflection teacher room

1.30pm: Hands as req', fitting cutters gear, charging torpedo's, R.N.R. men to seamanship and boat pulling instruction. Gunlayers 2 & 3 to deflection teacher.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler

pm: Leave to P.O's & natives till 11.00pm


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15 August 1914

From Auckland to Noumea (New Caledonia) at Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 &3

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions. R.N.R. men to 4.7" gun drill

am: Port Watch securing cable. Remainder of hands cleaning ship

am: Tested life buoys found correct

pm: Make & mend clothes

4.40pm: Cast off from Wharf. Course & Speed as req' for leaving harbour.

5.47pm: Course n 28 E, 8 knots. Rangitoto Beacon S 87 E

5.48pm: Darkened ship

6.00pm: Reduced to 48 revs, Man & armed ship.

6.45pm: Formed single line ahead, H.M.S's "Psyche", "Pyramus", "Philomel". 69 revs, Course N 28 E

8.00pm: Course N 38 E


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16 August 1914

From Auckland to Noumea at Sea

Lat -35.4, Long 177.5

12.30am: Course N 63 E

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3.

4.30am: 1st Watch at night defence station

6.00am: Secured

6.11am: Exercised General Quarters

6.30am: Dispersed, left guns cleared away

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.25am: Streamed both logs

9.15am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers, Exercised General Quarters. Gunlayers at deflection teacher, guns crews at loader

1.00pm: Put clocks on 22 mins

2.55pm: Sighted transport SE by S.

3.20pm: Course N 10* W. Reduced to 7 knots

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

5.15pm: Course n 54 W. Transport "Mooahni" in Company.

5.40pm: Took station 51/2 points on Port Quarter of "Psyche" 4 cables. Darkened ship. Man & armed ship. Navigation lights out.

7.00pm: Increased to 100 revs. Transport "Manarwai" joined company.

9.00pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations


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17 August 1914

From Auckland to Noumea at Sea

Lat -33.4, Long 175.5

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: 1st Watch at Night Defence stations

6.10am: Secured & exercised General Quarters. left guns cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

10.00am: Exercised Collision stations

10.40am: Dispersed

11.10am: Increased to 111/2 knots

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher, guns crews at loader

1.00pm: Put clocks back 16 mins

pm: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

5.00pm: Increase to 11.8 knots.

5.45pm: Darkened ship. No Navigation Lights

6.15pm: Exercised night defence. 2nd Watch at night defence stations

8.30pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

signed: P. Hall-Thompson


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18 August 1914

From Auckland to Noumea at Sea

Lat -29.4, Long 172.2

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

4.30am: Night defence stations

6.15am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Course N 50 W, 12 knots

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.50am: Hands as req'

10.00am: Increased to 121/4 knots

am: Groups at drill

1.00pm: Put clocks back 12 mins

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.00pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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19 August 1914

From Auckland to Noumea at sea

Lat -25.6, Long 169.0

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Groups at drill

11.00am: Exercised General Quarters

11.40am: Secured

1.00pm: Put clocks back 12 mins

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill

5.50pm: Darkened ship

6.05pm: Course N 54 W

6.15pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations.

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations.


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20 August 1914

From Auckland to Noumea at Sea

Lat -22.27, Long 166.43

am: Night Defence Stations

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

4.30am: 1st Watch at night stations

5.55am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters. Left guns cleared away

6.05am: "Pyramus" parted company

6.10am: Hauled in patent logs.

6.20am: Course N

6.45am: Course N 19 E. Hands cleaning ship

am: Course as req' for entering Bulari Passage and Noumea Roadstead

11.45am: Came to Starb' anchor in 7 fathoms with 4 shackles

11.30am: Returned ammunition

pm: Make & mend clothes

4.00pm: Port Watch prepare for coaling. Starb' Watch shortening in cable.

4.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Noumea harbour.

5.40pm: Slow both

5.50pm: Stopped both

6.00pm: Secured alongside Naval coaling jetty


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21 August 1914

At Noumea

Lat -22.27, Long 166.43

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: Both Watches for evolution coaling ship

am: H.M.S's "Australia" (ed. Battle Cruiser, 1911, Indefatigable Class, 25 knots, 44,000 HP, comp' 820, JFS 1919 ) & "Melbourne" (Light Cruiser, 1912, Chatham Class, 25 knots, 22,000 HP, comp 390/2, JFS 1919) arrived and anchored off White Rock.

10.00am: Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

10.10am: Received 1,500 lbs of flour & sent 1,200 lbs of biscuit to "Moerahri"

11.15am: "Melbourne" anchored in roadstead

11.25am: "Psyche" weighed.

11.25am: Finished coaling.

11.35am: Cast off from jetty, 117 tons

0.15pm: Came to with Starb' Anchor in 8 fathoms with 31/2 shackles

1.15pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Hands cleaning mess deck


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22 August 1914

At Noumea

Lat -22.27, Long 166.43

Boilers alight Nos1,2,3 & 4.

4.00am: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

6.25am: Water tanker secured alongside

7.15am: "Monowai" grounded

7.30am: Sent 41/2" wire to "Monowai"

8.25am: Sent 1st Cutter with diving gear to "Monowai"

9.00am: "Montcalm" sailed

9.35am: Hands cleaning ships side, getting up spare parts for guns and as req' & fusing lyddite shell.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

3.45pm: "Montcalm" entered harbour

7.55pm: Burned searchlights.

9.20pm: "Monowai" refloated.


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23 August 1914

From Noumea to Suva at Sea

Lat -22.2, Long 166.4

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

5.45am: Sent divers to examine "Monowai"

9.10am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: "Psyche" proceeded

9.30am: Weighed, proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

9.52am: Course S 22 E.

10.02am: Course S 75 E

9.57am: 95 revs.

10.07am: Decreased 94 revs

10.09am: Put clocks on 1 hr

11.32am: Course East

11.58am: Tareti Islands abeam. bearing 31/2 cables

12.38pm: Course N 65 E as req' for Woodin Channel

12.50pm: Course S 85 E, increased to 100 revs

1.02pm: Course N 79 E

1.12pm: Course N 33 E.

1.20pm: Course N 56 E

1.52pm: Reduced to 80 revs.

1.55pm: Slow both

2.05pm: Course N 76 E

2.13pm: Stopped engines

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

5.30pm: Fleet proceeded in line ahead "Australia", "Melbourne" "Montcalm", "Philomel" 21/2 cables "Moirahi", "Monowai" 4 cables, "Pyramus" . N 60 E, 11 knots. "Psyche" stationed 2' ahead.

6.50pm: Darkened ship, streamed both patent logs, zero.

7.00pm: Man & arm ship. 1st Watch at Night Defence Stations

pm: 2nd Watch at Night Defence Stations


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24 August 1914

From Noumea to Suva at Sea

Lat -21.0, Long 170.0

am: Night Defence Stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

2nd Watch at Night Defence Stations

6.30am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters. left guns cleared away. Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: "Melbourne" hauled out of line & proceeded towards smoke bearing E by S.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

10.25am: Secured.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

Guns crews at loader & as req'

12.30pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

pm: Assumed night cruising order

6.46pm: Darkened ship

7.00pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

8.30pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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25 August 1914

From Noumea to Suva at Sea

Lat -19.4, Long 175.1

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am:1st watch at night defence stations

6.10am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters. left guns cleared away

6.30am: Took up day cruising stations. Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.55am: Cleared ship for action

10.30am: Replaced gear. Scrubbed hammocks, Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

12.30pm: Piped down

4.00pm: Lit fires die out in No 1 Boiler

4.14pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.30pm: Took up night cruising stations

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.40pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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26 August 1914

From Noumea to Suva at Sea

Lat -18.14, Long 178.48

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 2,3 & 4

4.07am: Course N 33 E. 2nd Watch at Night Defence Stations

6.00am: Secured

6.10am: Course N 11 W

6 55am: Slow both

7.00am: Course as reqd' for approaching Suva Harbour, 11 knots

7.25am: Reduced to 8 knots

7.00am: Hauled in patent logs

8.04am: Came to with Starb' Anchor with 4 shackles in 10 fathoms

8.05am: Weighed & proceeded alongside new jetty

8.45am: Secured alongside

9.00am: Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

10.00am: Starb' Watch for evolution coaling ship

1.00pm: Port Watch for evolution coaling ship.

3.05pm: Coal hulk secured alongside

pm: Starb' Watch coaling from hulk

pm: Hands coaling ship

8.25pm: Finished coaling ship 250 tons

9.05pm: Hands striking down coal & sweeping to D.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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27 August 1914

From Suva to Apia at Sea

Lat -18.1, Long 178.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

2.00am: Lit fires in Nos 1,3 & 4 Boilers

am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear & b D

6.05am: Coal hulk cast off.

7.00am: Let fires die out in No 2 Boiler

8.10am: Cast off from jetty.

8.30am: Squadron weighed & proceeded out of harbour in Night Cruising Order

9.15am: Course S 45 E, 11 knots

9.30am: Course N 86 E. Exercised General Quarters

10.12am: Course N 60 E

10.15am: Steamed both patent logs

11.15am: Course N 28 E

2.35pm: Course N 42 E

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

4.53pm: Course N 53 E

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

6.10pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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28 August 1914

From Suva to Apia at Sea

Lat -16.4, Long -177.9

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,3 & 4

1.30am: Course N 24 E

2.35am: Wailangilola Light abeam, course N 69 E

1st Watch at night defence stations

5.35am: Secured

am: Starb' lower boom washed away

8.40am: Reduced to 9 knots

10.57am: Increased to 10 knots

12.30pm: Piped down

5.15pm: Course N 60 E

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.15pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations


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29 August 1914

From Suva to Apia at sea

Lat -15.3, Long -174.3

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: Night defence stations

4.30am: Night defence stations

5.40am: Secured, Exercised General Quarters. Left guns cleared away

1.00am: Increased to 11 knots

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, Prayers

12.06pm: Course N 58 E

1.00pm: Increased to 11 1/2knots

4.05pm: Assumed Night cruising order

4.15pm Evening Quarters. Physical drill

6.00pm: Darkened ship. Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at Night defence stations

pm: 1st Watch at Night defence stations

11.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler


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30 August 1914

From Suva to Apia at Sea

Lat -13.83, Long -171.76

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.00am: Sighted Nuulina off Port Bow.

5.05am: Course N 15 E

5.15am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters. left guns cleared away

5.30am: Increased to 12 knots. Cleared ship for action.

%,50am: N 40 W. Hauled in patent logs

6.22am: Course N 82 W

7.55am: course S 82 W

am: Course & Speed as req' for approaching Apia

8.30am: Stopped both.

am: "Australia's" picket boats sweeping for mines.

am: "Psyche", "Mocrahni", "Monowai" entered harbour

12.05pm: Proceeded into harbour

pm: Course as req'

12.20pm: Came to with Port anchor with 6 shackles in 20 fathoms, bottom mud. "Mocrahni", "Monowai" landing troops. Steam Cutter & Cutters crew away assisting.

4.35pm: Weighed & proceeded into harbour

5.00pm: Came to with Port Anchor in 7 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom mud. Secured stern to cruiser buoy

5.30pm: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler.

8.30pm: Exercised night defence

8.55pm: Secured


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31 August 1914

At Apia

Lat -13.83, Long -171.76

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.10am: Hands as req', cleaning ship & side

Noon: H.M.S. "Australia", Melbourne", "Montcalm" sailed.

pm: Cutters crew securing boats for sea. Remainder of hands as req'

4.30pm: Sent 4,000 lbs of flour to Military Forces ashore

5.00pm" HMS "Psyche" and transport "Mocrahni" sailed. (ed. Small Cruiser, 1898, 19/17 knots, Comp' 224, JFS 1906)

6.35pm: "Pyramus" sailed

7.00pm: "Monowai" sailed

7.20pm: "Pyramus" & "Monowai anchored in entrance.

8.30pm: "Pyramus" & "Monowai" sailed.


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31 August 1914

(31 August duplicated)

From Apia to Neiafu (Tongan Islands) at Sea

Lat -13.9, Long -172.2

Boilers alight 1,2,3,4

4.00am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Side party about side

8.40am: Slipped stern wire.

8.45am: Shortened in cable

8.55am: Weighed & proceeded as req' for leaving harbour

9.00am: Mulina Point S 85 W, Course N 4 E, 90 revs

9.14am: Course N 38 W. Increased to 100 revs

9.46am: Course S 66 W Increased to 110 revs.

10.20am: Course S 60 W

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.45am: Secured

9.15am: Streamed Starb' log

10.20am: Streamed Neptune log

11.15am: Neptune log carried away

11.22am: Course S 10 W

11.30am: Streamed Cherub log.

am: Paid monthly payment

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

6.00pm: Darkened ship

6.15pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

From Apia to Neiafu (Tonga) at Sea

Lat -18.66, Long -173.98

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

am: Night Defence Stations

5.20am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

7.00am: Course S 16 W

8.27am: Course S 20 W

8.54am: Course S 25 W

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters, Fire stations

11.00am: Hauled in both logs

am: Hands preparing ship for coaling

12.13pm: Course S 32 E. Course as req' for entering harbour

12.21pm: Let fires out in No 1 Boiler.

1.10pm: Came to with Starb' Anchor in 26 fathoms with 6 shackles, bottom sand.

1.30pm: B.W. preparing for coaling

2.10pm: Exercised General Quarters. returned ammunition

5.25pm: Collier "Waipari" secured alongside

5.50pm: Hands coaling ship. H.M.S. "Psyche" sailed.

8.30pm: Hands coaled ship.


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2 September 1914

From Neiafu to Nuku'alofa (Tonga) at Sea

Lat -18.66, Long -173.98

12.25am: Finished coaling 253 tons

am: Lost overboard by accident 12 coal bags

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

8.15am: Collier "Waipori" cast off

8.05am: Hands cleaning ship

10.30am: Hands cleaning mess decks

pm: Piped down

3.45pm: Shortened in cable

4.05pm: Weighed. Course as req' for leaving harbour. 72 revs

5.52pm: Course S 24 W

pm: Darkened ship

6.00pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

10.55pm: Sighted land bearing SW

pm:1st Watch at night defence stations

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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3 September 1914

From Neiafu to Nuku'alofa at Sea

Lat -21.15, Long -175.20

1.25am: course S 4 W. Night Defence Stations

Boilers alight 1 & 2

3.36am: Course S 16 E

5,30am: Daylight, land off Port bow. Hongo Tonga Island. S 68W

5.30am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away.

6.05am: Course S 20 E

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.16am: Course S 1/2 E, 9.00am: S 12 W, 9.45am: S 47 W, 9.31am: S 66 W, 9.48am: S 82 W.

10.07am: Course as req' for entering harbour.

10.53am: Came to with Port Anchor in 12 fathoms with 4 shackles, bottom sand & coral.

11.40am: Saluted King George of Tonga 21 guns, Shore battery returned salute.

11.55am: Saluted British Consul 7 guns

am: Let fires die out in No 2 Boiler.

pm: Make & mend clothes

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence stations, Shipped night sights & supplied ammunition


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4 September 1914

At Nuku'alofa

Lat -21.15, Long -175.20

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.15am: Hands as req', Guns crews to loader, Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

1.25pm: Hands as req'

1.30pm: Leave to Chief & 1st Class P.O's of Starb' Watch till 6.00pm

1.00pm: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.00pm: 2nd Watch night defence stations, ship night sights


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5 September 1914

At Nuku'alofa

Lat -21.15, Long -175.20

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions. Aired night clothing

am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Hands make & mend clothes

1.30pm: Leave to C.P.O's & 1st Class P.O's of Port Watch till 6.00pm

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Starb' Watch turning out sailing Pinnace

pm: Exercised Night Defence


6 September 1914

(skipped by log keeper to return to New Zealand time? )


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7 September 1914

At Nuku'alofa

Lat -21.15, Long -175.20

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.30am: Landed every available man for route march

7.45am: Landing party returned

9.35am: Hands securing cable, scrubbing magazines & about side

10.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1,2,3 & 4 Boilers

pm: Make & mend clothes

3.25am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

4.23pm: Shortened in cable.

4.33pm: Weighed, Course as req' for Egria Channel

4.53pm: 80 revs

5.32pm: Maria Passage (Northern), Course N 41 W, Increased to 86 revs.

5.45pm: Course S 37 W. Steamed both patent logs

6.20pm: Course S 10 W

6.00pm: Darkened ship. Man & arm ship. 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations.


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8 September 1914

From Nuku'alofa to Auckland at Sea

Lat -24.0, Long -176.7

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

pm; 2nd Watch at night defence stations

5.30am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

6.00am: Course S 6* W

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers, remainder as req'

11.00am: Let Fires out in No 4 Boiler

1.15pm: Reduced to 52 revs, Course S 17 W

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill

pm: Darkened ship. Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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9 September 1914

From Nuku'alofa to Auckland at Sea

Lat -26.5, Long -178.1

am: night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3

1st Watch at night defence stations

5.35am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

am: Left Collier in Lat' 25* 34'S & proceeded independently

10.40am: Secured

am: Hands as req'. R.N.R. men Starb' Watch at signals

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

6.15pm: Darken ship. Man & arm ship

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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10 September 1914

From Nuku'alofa to Auckland at Sea

Lat -30.0, Long 179.5

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.50am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: "A" Group at divisional drill. Remainder as req'

am: R.N.R. men of Port Watch at signals

10.30am: Scrub & wash clothes

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins

4.14pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill

6.00pm: Darkened ship, Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

7.00pm: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

11.00pm: Let fires out in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers


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11 September 1914

From Nuku'alofa to Auckland at Sea

Lat -33.6, Long 177.0

am: Night defence stations

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

5.40am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

10.20am: Secured. "B" group at divisional drill. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Gun crew at loader, remainder as req'.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

5.55pm: Darkened ship

6.05pm: Man & armed ship. 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations


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12 September 1914

From Nuku'alofa to Auckland at Sea

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

am: Night defence stations

1.30am: Sighted Burgess Island light S 59 W

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4

2.36am: Course S 56 W,

3.37am: Course S 8* W, reduced to 56 revs

5.25am: Secured from Night defence, returned ammunition.

6.00am: Hauled in patent logs

8.00am: Course S 15* W

8.06am: Increased to 62 revs

9.08am: Course S 22* W

9.18am: Tiri Matangi light abeam 2.'5

9.25am: Increased to 76 revs

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill. Prayers

10.30am: Course as req' for entering harbour

11.15am: Secured along side "Calliope" sheer legs.

11.45am: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler

pm: Hands make and mend clothes

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am

4.00pm: Evening Quarters


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13 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

6.30am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.55am: Collier "Waipori" secured alongside.

8.30am: Hands coaling ship

1.00pm: Hands coaling ship

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Amount received 260 tons

2.40pm: Collier cast off

3.00pm: Hands cleaning ship

4.30pm: Drew fires in Steam Cutter

5.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch and natives till 7.00am


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14 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 4

5.40am: hands cleaning ship

9.05am: Cast off from jetty, berthed in Calliope dock by tugs

9.55am: Secured in Dock

10.30am: Lowered 1st Cutter & hoisted on to jetty for repairs

am: Hands cleaning ships bottom

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing ships bottom.

3.00pm: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler, Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.30am

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 11 1/2 hrs


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15 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

6.10am: Hands cleaning ship and placing staging in dock

9.00am: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30am

am: remainder hands painting ship bottom

1.30pm: Hands painting ships bottom

pm: Armourers adjusting 4.7" gun sights

3.30pm: Funeral Firing Party to drill

4.10pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Leave to natives till 7.30am

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 12 hrs


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16 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

6.10am: Hands sweeping upper decks & painting ships bottom

9.00am: General leave to Port Watch till 7.30am. Hand painting ships bottom

1.25pm: Hands painting ships bottom

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Leave to natives till 7,30am

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 11 3/4 hrs

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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17 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

6.10am: Hands sweeping upper decks

9.00am: Hands stowing ventilators in Dockyard and scrubbing small gear. Funeral firing party at drill.

11.55am: Landed funeral party

1.00pm: Commenced flooding dock

1.25pm: Gunners party stowing ammunition. Remainder hands cleaning ship

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

5.00pm: Funeral party returned. General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.30am

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 13 3/4 hrs.


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18 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.50am: Hands cleaning & painting down aloft and as req'

10.30am: Tugs came alongside, shifted ship to West side No 2 Jetty

11.20am: Secured alongside

1.30pm: Hands painting down aloft and provisioning ship

5.00pm: Leave to Port Watch & Natives till 7am. Starb' Watch provisioning ship


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19 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.15am: Hands painting ship's side & 4.7" waist guns

pm: Make & mend clothes

1.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch & Natives till 7.00am


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20 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: R.C. Church party landed (28)

9.30am: Presbyterian Church party landed (7)

10.30am: Landed Wesleyan (16) & C.of E (70) Church party

9.30am: Divisions

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch & Natives till 7.00am.


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21 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1


5.30am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers

9.20am: Boats crews painting boats, hands painting ship

1.25pm: Hands as req'

4.00pm: Coal lighter secured alongside

5.00pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am, natives Port Watch till 11.30pm


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22 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 1

5.45am: Commenced coaling

6.55am: Finished coaling 25 tons.

am: Hands scrubbing screens & striking down coal

8.10am: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed. (ed. Small Cruiser, 1896, 19/17 knots, Complement 224, JFS 1906)

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.40am: Coal lighter cast off

1.30pm: Read Warrant number 1

pm: Hands as req'

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: General leave to Port Watch and natives till 7.00am.


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23 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Gunners party scrubbing out magazines. H.M.S. "Torch" shifted berth to Eastern arm of No 2 Jetty.

am: Hands as req'. Read Warrant No 2.

pm: Make & mend clothes

pm: Leave to Starb' Watch & natives till 9.00pm.

pm: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler

5.40pm: Troopship No 8 proceeded to anchorage

6.00pm: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler

7.00pm: Transport No 12 proceeded to anchorage

10.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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24 September 1914

From Auckland to ~ at Sea

Lat -36.3, Long 174.6

Boilers alight Nos 2,3, & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing for sea

am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct

9.00am: Cast off from Jetty. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour, Transports Nos 12 & 8 in company.

10.38am: 60 revs, Course N 22 E

10.40am: Increased to 85 revs, put clocks on 16 mins.

10.55am: Streamed both logs.

11.30am: Tiri Light abeam, Course N 8 W

12.30pm: Course N 23 W

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.35pm: Sighted Poor Knights Islands, N 33W.

6.20pm: Darkened ship. N. Point Poor Knights abeam

6.35pm: Course N 64 W. Man & armed ship.

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

7.46pm: Cape Brett light N 75 W.

7.50pm: Passed Steamer steering Southerly course

8.45pm: Course S 64 E

10.55pm: Poor Knights Islands abeam, Course S 23 E

11.25pm: Motno Hinau Light S 50* E

11.40pm: Maro Tiri Light S 11* E

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations.


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25 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 2,3 & 4

1.20am: Maro Tiri Light abeam

am: 1st Watch man & arm ship

4.00am: Reduced to 62 revs

4.38am: Course S 8 E

5.00am: Hauled in Patent logs

5.40am: Put clocks back 16 mins, Daylight Secured.

5.30am: Course S 22 W

6 .30am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Course as req' for entering harbour

8.10am: Secured alongside Western arm of No 2 Jetty

9.55am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

10.15am: Hands employed refitting. R.N.R. men to drill. "B" group at divisional drill

1.25pm: R.N.R. men at drill

pm: Remainder of hands as req'

3.00pm: Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 Boiler

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.15pm: Coal hulk secured alongside.

5.00pm: Leave to P.O's of Starb' Watch and natives of both Watches till 11.00pm


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26 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 2

5.55am: Both Watches for evolution coaling ship

7.25am: Finished coaling 55 tons.

am: hands striking down coal & scrubbing canvas gear

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.20am: Coal Hulk cast off

pm: Hands make & mend

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

5.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am


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27 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 4

am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Let fires die out in No 2 Boiler

8.30am: Landed R.C. Church Party (23)

9.30am: Landed Presb' Church Party (7). Divisions

10.30am: Landed C. of E. Church Party (71), Wesleyans (14)

1.30pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch and natives till 7.00am

5.00pm: Evening Quarters


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28 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Dressed Ship

8.45am: Hands scraping ships side, cleaning fore paint store, dismounting 4.7" guns

1.25pm: Hands scraping ships side & dismounting guns.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch & natives till 7.00am.

5.51pm: Undressed Ship.

10.30pm: Landed Watch to Quell disturbance in "Corinthic"


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29 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am

7.00am: Hands scraping ships side, refitting, dismounting 4.7" guns

1.25pm: Hands scraping ships side and dismounting 4.7" guns


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30 September 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands as req'

8.30am: Paid monthly payment.

9.00am: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

9.10am: Hands scraping ships side & dismounting 4.7" guns

1.30pm: Hands scraping ships side & dismounting 4.7" guns

5.00pm: Leave to natives till 7.00am.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands dismounting 4.7" guns, scraping ships side & clearing after hold & paint store

1.25pm: Hands scraping ships side & dismounting 4.7" guns

pm General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am


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2 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.40am: Hands scraping & red leading ships side and dismounting 4.7" guns

1.10pm: Hands scraping ships side & dismounting 4.7" guns

pm: General leave to Port Watch and natives till 11.30pm


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3 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.45am: Hands scraping ships side & cleaning ship

am: Hands scraping ships side

pm: General leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am.

1.15pm Port Watch scraping ships side.

pm: Leave to Port Watch natives till 7.00am.


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4 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands red leading ships side and cleaning ship.

8.30am: Landed R. C. Party (28)

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Presb' Church Party 7

10.30am: Landed C of E Party 69, & Wesleyans 11

pm: Special leave to Port Watch & natives till 7.00am.

pm: Ship open to visitors

pm: Evening Quarters


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5 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & red leading ships side

8.45am: Hands scraping & painting ships side and dismounting 4.7" guns

9.45am: Army signalmen from Transports No 12 & 8 on board for instruction.

1.15pm: Hands drawing stores from S.S. "Mohena", dismounting 4.7" guns & scraping and painting ships side.

pm: Army Signal men from Transports 12 & 8 on board for instruction.

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch and B.W. natives till 7.00am


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6 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: 4 hands red leading ships side, remainder cleaning ship

8.05am: 8 Hands drawing provisions.

8.40am: Hands dismounting 4.7" guns. painting ships side, returning empty drums and stores.

am: Army Signalmen from "Waimana" & "Star of India" on board for instruction.

1.15pm: Hands hoisting in stores, painting ships side, dismounting 4.7" guns and reeling up new 4 1/2' wire.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Special leave to Port Watch and natives till 7.00am.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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7 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.45am: 4 Hands painting ships side, remainder cleaning ship.

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting ship, dismounting guns and as req'.

am: Signalmen from Transports Nos 8 & 12 on board for instruction.

1.25pm: Hands dismounting 4.7" guns and scraping ships side.

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch and natives till 7.00am.


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8 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and painting ships side.

am: Divisions. Physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: "B" group at divisional drill. Remainder as req'

am: Signalmen from Transports No 12 & 8 on board for instruction.

1.30pm: Hands dismounting 4.7" guns, chipping boats davits and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Special leave to Port Watch and natives till 7.00am.


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9 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.20am: Hands refitting guard rails. preparing for coaling and at loader

10.15am: Coal hulk secured alongside.

12.45pm: Read Warrants Nos 3 & 4

12.55pm: B.W. for evolution coal ship.

2.20pm: Completed coaling, 42 tons. Hands scrubbing canvas gear and striking down coal.

2.40pm: Coal hulk cast off.

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 11.30pm, married natives till 7.00am.


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10 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boiler alight No 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.25am: Life buoys tested & found correct.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch and natives till 7.00am.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

6.15pm "Star of India" shifted berth to stream

6.30pm: "Waimana" shifted berth to stream


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11 October 1914

At Auckland

Lat -36.84, Long 174.8

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

am: Lit fires in Nos 1,2 & 3 Boilers

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: Landed R.C. Church party, 22

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Presby' Church party, 4.

10.30am: Landed Wesleyans 10 and Church of England, 44 Church parties

1.30pm: Ship open to visitors.

3.30pm: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler.

4.00pm: Port Watch securing cable, Starb' Watch securing boats.

4.25pm: Life buoys tested and found correct.

4.50pm: Cast off. Proceeded Course & Speed as req' for leaving harbour.

5.40pm: Put clocks on 23 mins. Rangi beacon S 84* E4 1/2* East 9 cables. Course N 15* E, 11 knots.

6.15pm: Slow both. Transports dropped Pilots.

6.30pm: Course N 33* E, 80 revs.

6.55pm: Increased to 85 revs, Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Man & arm ship.

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

9.00pm: Sighted Cuvier Light, Bearing ENE

9.40pm: Course N 87 E

11.43pm: Course S 82* E. Cuvier N 10* W 1.5'.

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations.


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12 October 1914

From Auckland to Wellington at Sea

Lat -37.4, Long 178.3

12.05am: Streamed both patent logs showing zero

12.35am: Passed streamer 1/2' to Starb', steering Westerly course

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

3.00am: Put clocks on 5 mins

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3.

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

5.10am: Daylight nothing in sight.

5.25am: Secured.

5.30am: Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters

10.15am: Secured.

10.45am: Gun's crews at loader. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

11.00am: Course S 62* E

1.05pm: Iron Point abeam 6 1/2'

1.36pm: East Island light 2 points.

1.57pm: 4 points 3.8'

2.20pm: Course S 8 E

2.30pm: East Island Light abeam 3'

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.40pm: Reduce to 9 knots

6.35pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Man & arm ship. 1st Watch at night defence stations.

9.15pm: Course S 15* W

10.40pm: Sighted Portland Light S 35* W

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations.


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13 October 1914


From Auckland to Wellington at Sea

Lat -40.3, Long 177.2

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

1.05am: Portland Light S 65* W

2.00am: Portland Light N 86 W

2,15am: Abeam 12', Course S 22 W.

2.25am: Portland Light abeam. Closed gun ports in Starb' battery.

3.00am: Put clocks on 6 mins.

5.15am: Daylight.

5.30am: Secured.

5.40am: Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

am: Aired bedding.

8.00am: Reduced to 51 revs.

am: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler

9.30am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers

9.45am: Inspected bedding

10.35am: "A" Group at divisional drill. Gunlayers at deflection teacher, guns crews at loader.

1.00pm: Increased to 67 revs

1.15pm: Cape Turnagain 4 points

2.05pm: N.Z. Shipping Co. Steamer passed N 4' to Starb'

2.55pm: Cape Turnagain abeam

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill, Exercised Collision quarters & Sea Boats Crew

6.21pm: Castle Point Light abeam 12'

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

7.05pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

10.00pm: Course S 42* W

10.45pm: Sighted reflection of Cape Palliser Light S 55* W

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations.


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14 October 1914

From Auckland to Wellington at Sea

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

1.05am: Cape Palliser Light 4 points

1.25am: Passed Steamer 2'on Starb' beam, NE by Co,

1.50am: Course to S 87 W.

2.06am: Cape Palliser Light N 36 W

2.25am: Cape Palliser Light N 7* W. Course N 7* W.

2.40am: Light abeam 4'

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

5.15am: Secured.

5.25am: Course N 14 W.

5.20am: Hauled in patent logs

5.40am: Course N 5* E

6.00am: Put clocks back 31 mins.

5.30am: Course as req' for entering harbour.

6.30am: Slow both.

6.35am: Secured alongside Wool Jetty No 3 berth.

7.50am: Coal lighter came alongside

7.00am: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler.

8.15am: Both Watches for evolution coal ship

8.25am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Finished coaling 91 tons.

am: hands scrubbing canvas gear abs sweeping down B deck.

10.55am: Coal hulk cast off.

1.00pm: Hands refitting guard rails and cleaning ship.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch & natives till 7.00am.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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15 October 1914

At Wellington

Lat -41.28, Long 174.8

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands clean ship

am: Divisions, physical drill. Hands refitting guard rails and cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch & natives, not broken leave before, till 9.00pm.

pm: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

10.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 4 Boilers


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16 October 1914

From Wellington to Hobart at Sea

Lat -41.0, Long 174.4

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: hands cleaning ship and preparing for sea

6.00am: H.M.S. "Minotaur" (ed. Armoured Cruiser, 1905, Minotaur Class, 23 knots, 27,000 HP, JFS 1906/7)

& H.I.M.S."Ibuka" proceeded (ed. Japanese Battle Cruiser, 1905, 22 knots, 20,500 HP, JFS)

6.15am: HMS "Psyche" & 1st Division of Transports sailed

6.30am: Slipped, put clocks on 23 1/2 mins.

7.10am: Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour with 2nd Division of Transports

8.10am: Course S 53 W, 83 revs.

8.40am: Sinclair Heads abeam, Course N 88 W

9.10am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Karori Rock abeam. Course N 33 W. Increased to 85 revs

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.00am: Secured.

10.06am: Increased to 87 revs

10.38am: Course N 22 W.

11.45am: Course N 56 W.

1.45pm: Took station 8 cables on Port beam of 1st Division transports.

2.11pm: Stephens Island Light 4 points.

2.18pm: abeam 1.7'

2.30pm: Course West. Reduced to 48 revs,

2.42pm: Increased to 84 revs.

3.15pm: Took up day cruising stations.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.35pm: Streamed both patent logs.

6.06pm: Cape Farewell Light House 4 points.

6.48pm: abeam 7.6'. Darkened ship

6.55pm: Man & arm ship

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

7.52pm: Course S 64 W

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations


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17 October 1914

From Wellington to Hobart at Sea

Lat -40.9, Long 169.1

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

1.15am: Thick with drizzling rain.

1.30am: Lost lights of Convoy, switched on Navigation lights & increased to 84 revs.

1.50am: Picked up Convoy, 78 revs.

2.00am: Weather cleared switched off Navigation lights.

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

5.45am: Secured

6.00am: Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Wind shifted to S W

am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Put clocks back 20 mins

12.57pm: Reduced to 10 knots

1.10pm: Course S 65 W

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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18 October 1914

From Wellington to Hobart at Sea

Lat -41.3, Long 164.3

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

5.10am: Daylight

5.30am Secured

11.00am: Put clocks back 20 mins

pm: Piped down

4.00pm: Course S 63 W

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

6.50pm: Darkened ship

6.55pm: Man & arm ship. Took up night cruising stations.

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations


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19 October 1914

From Wellington to Hobart at Sea

Lat -42.1, Long 158.5

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

5.30am: Daylight. Secured.

5.45am: Took up day cruising stations

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. "X" Group at Divisional drill. R.N.R. men at 4.7" gun drill. Gunlayers to deflection teacher, Remainder as req'

10.40am: Scrub and wash clothes.

11.00am: Put clocks back 22 mins

pm: Piped down

3.55pm: Rolling 20*

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.50pm: Darkened ship. Took up night cruising stations.

7.00pm: Man & arm ship. 2nd Watch at night defence stations

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations


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20 October 1914

From Wellington to Hobart at Sea

Lat -43.0, Long 152.6

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

5.20am: Daylight.

5.30am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

5.45am: Took up day cruising stations

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Course S 75* W

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. R.N.R. Gunnery Training class to instruction.

11.00am: Put clocks back 24 mins.

am: "A" Group at divisional dill. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

am: Guns crews at loader, remainder as req'

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Man & arm ship. 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

: signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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21 October 1914

From Wellington to Hobart at Sea

Lat -42.885, Long 147.34

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

am: Sighted Cape Pillar Light, N 85* W. 2nd Watch at night defence stations

5.30am: Daylight, Secured.

6.20am: Course West.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Proceeded 100 revs to take station ahead of 2nd Division.

7.45am: Hauled in patent logs.

8.45am: reduced to 47 revs, Course N 59 W.

9.30am: Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers.

9.30am: Increased to 83 revs, Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.50am: Course as req' for entering harbour. R.N.R. Gunnery Training class at instruction. Hands clearing away cable & as req'. Gunlayers to Deflection Teacher

11.00am: Put clocks back 27 mins.

11.45am: Stopped both.

11.50am: Let go Starb' anchor & veered to 6 shackles in 13 fathoms, bottom mud.

pm: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler.

1.35pm: R.N.R. Gunnery Training class at instruction. R.N.R. men & volunteers away boat pulling. Remainder as req'

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 13 hours.


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22 October 1914

From Hobart to Albany at Sea

Lat -42.885, Long 147.34

Boilers alight Nos1,2,3 & 4

am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Hands hoisting boats & preparing for going alongside wharf.

10.15am: Shortened in,

10.25am: Weighed & proceeded alongside Princes Wharf.

10.48am: Secured.

am: Hands preparing for coaling.

11.50am; collier secured alongside

am: Fires in Steam Cutter 5 hrs.

1.05pm: Hands coaling ship

1.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers

3.15pm: H.M.S. "Minotaur" (ed. Armoured Cruiser, Jane's Fighting Ships, 1919), H.I.M.S. "Ibuka" (ed. Battle Cruiser, Japanese, Jane's Fighting Ships, 1919) & Transports sailed.

3.20pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed

pm: Hands coaling ship.

6.15pm: Completed coaling 240 tons

6.30pm: Collier shoved off.

6.45pm: Cast off & proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

7.10pm: One Tree Light abeam 1/2' Course S 10* E

pm: Working up to 110 revs.

7.45pm: Course S 32* E

7.56pm: Jrah Pot Light house abeam.

8.45pm: Course S 6 W. Streamed Neptune & Cherub logs.

9.20pm: Exercised Sea Boats crew

10.12pm: Course S 59 W. Cape Brueny light abeam, sighted Convoy bearing SW by S

11.27pm: Course S 39 W

11 50.pm: Course S 58 W.


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23 October 1914

From Hobart to Albany at Sea

Lat -43.2, Long 144.3

Boilers alight 1,2,3 & 4

12.20am: Reduced to 80 revs, Course as req for taking station astern of Convoy.

1.30am: Needles Rock Light 4 points.

am: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler

1.45am: (Fog) Came down thick, lost Convoy, switched on Navigation Lights.

2.30am: Course N 77 W, 66 revs

3.15am: Fog lifted. Switched off Nav' lights

3.30am: Needles Rock Light N 35 E

5.23am: Came down thick, increased to 76 revs.

6.30am: Fog lifted. Hands cleaning ship & as req'

7.30am: Increased to 90 revs to close Convoy.

8.30am: Convoy speed 11 knots, reduced to 85 revs. Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Put clocks back 6 1/2 mins

10.56am: Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away.

1.00pm: Course N 75* W

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.00pm: Closed to night cruising stations

6.55pm: Prepared for night defence.

7.15pm: Darkened ship.


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24 October 1914

From Hobart to Albany at Sea

Lat -41.3, Long 138.4

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Course N 72 W

am: Hands cleaning ship

10.50am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.00am: Put clocks back 22 mins.

10.55am: Secured

1.40pm: "Star of India" & "Orari" hauled out of line for rifle practice.

pm: Piped down.

Lit fires in No 1 Boiler.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.00pm: Closed to night cruising stations.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 12 mins.

6.50pm: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Prepared for night defence.

10.30pm: Let fires die out in No 2 Boiler.


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25 October 1914

From Hobart to Albany at Sea

Lat -39.6, Long 133.2

Boilers alight Nos 1,3 & 4

5.15am: Opened to day cruising stations.

am: Hands cleaning ship

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held Divine Service.

1.00pm: Course N 69 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 12 mins.

6.00pm: Closed to night cruising stations

6.30pm: Put clocks back 12 mins.

7.00pm: Darkened ship. Prepared for night defence.

11.20pm: Convoy reduced to 10 knots


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26 October 1914

From Hobart to Albany at Sea

Lat -38.2, Long 128.0

Boilers alight Nos 1,3 & 4.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.10am: Opened to day cruising station.

6.30am: Increased to 11 knots

6.35am: Ship rolling 20*

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: "Maunganui" & "Arawa" hauled out of line for rifle practice.

am: "B" Group at Divisional drill. R.N.R. Gunnery Training class to instruction. Gun Layers at Deflection Teacher.

10.50am: Hands scrub & wash clothes.

1.00pm: Course N 67 W.

pm: Piped down.

3.30pm: Half masted colours.

3.45pm: Stopped. Transport No 5 performed Burial Service on late Lance-Corporal.

pm: Hauled in patent logs showing 118.3 & 137.5

Proceeded 11 knots, streamed both patent logs.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 mins

6.30pm: Put clocks back 10 mins. Closed to night cruising stations.

6.50pm: Prepared for night defence. Darkened ship.

11.40pm: Exercised General Quarters.


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27 October 1914


From Hobart to Albany at Sea

Lat -36.4, Long 122.4

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

12.30am: Secured from General Quarters

12.00am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler

am: Opened to day cruising stations

am: Gunnery training class to instruction, Hands refitting wires.

1.00pm: Course N 63 W.

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Put clocks back 10 mins

6.30pm: Put clocks back 11 mins.

6.40pm: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Prepared for night defence.

pm: Lightning to N by NW


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28 October 1914

From Albany to Fremantle at Sea

Lat -32.05, Long 115.74

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: Hands cleaning ship

7.10am: Course N 45* W

7.45am: Course N 30* W

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Course as req' for taking station 2 cables on Starb" beam of 1st Division. Guns crews to loader. Hands as req'. Hauled in both patent logs.

10.00am: Course & speed as req'.

10.15am: Breaksea Light abeam 1/2'. Course N 63* W.

10.40am: Transports anchored.

11.05am: Stopped both.

11.10am: Let go Port Anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 5 fathoms.

12.15pm: Shortened in to 1 shackle.

1.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Course & Speed as req' for leaving harbour.

1.30pm: Streamed both logs.

2.00pm: Bald Heads abeam 1/2' Course S 33 E

2.05pm: Course S 42* W.

2.20pm: Course S 60* W. Vancouver Rocks abeam 1/2'.

2.42pm: Eclipse Island 4 points.

2.46pm: abeam 1'

3.10pm: Course N 79 W.

pm: Orient Liner passed steering East about 7' "Ibuka" proceeded ahead.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.00pm: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler.

7.00pm: Prepared for night defence. Darkened ship.

8.06pm: Chatham Islands 4 points.

8.29pm: abeam 4 1/2'

9.33pm: Course N 59 W.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson. Captain


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29 October 1914

From Albany to Fremantle at Sea

Lat -32.8, Long 115.0

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

am: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler.

1.43am: Sighted Cape Leeuwin Light N 3* E

2.25am: Cape Leeuwin Light abeam.

3.40am: Cape Leeuwin Light N 70* E Course N 10* E.

am: hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: Cape Natutaliste Light 4 points.

8.38am: Cape Naturaliste Light abeam 11.2'

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. R.N.R. Training class to instruction

10.07am: Course N 27* E.

9.30am: "X" & "Y" Group to divisional drill, Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

10.30am:" Scrub hammocks.

3.42pm: Rottnest Light House bearing N 61 E

pm: Piped down

4.05pm: Course N 64 E.

4.15pm: Rottnest Island abeam 2 1/2'

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Hauled in Patent logs.

4.27pm: Course S 76 E.

4. 30pm: Exercised General Quarters. Returned ammunition.

5.00pm: Stopped. Took Pilot on board. Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

5.50pm: Stopped both.

5.55pm: Secured to Inner Buoys, head & stern.

6.24pm: Let fires die out in Nos 2 &3 Boilers.

9.30pm: Coal hulk secured alongside.


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30 October 1914

At Fremantle

Lat -32.05, Long 115.74

12.40am: Water Tanker came alongside.

Boilers alight No 4

2.05am: Water tanker shoved off.

5.45am: Fall in for coaling.

6.10am: Commenced coaling.

am: H.M.A.S. "Pioneer" (ed. Light Cruiser, 1899, 19/17 knots, Comp' 224, JFS 1906/7) secured to buoy.

8.30am: Hands coaling ship.

12.45pm Hands coaling ship.

2.30pm: Completed coaling 344 tons

pm: Hands striking down coal & cleaning ship.

pm: "Pioneer" shifted berth to North Jetty.

3.30pm: Coal hulk cast off.

4.30pm: Hands clean mess decks.


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31 October 1914

At Fremantle

Lat -32.05, Long 115.74

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00am.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: Water Tanker secured alongside

5.26pm: Coal hulk secured alongside.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

At Fremantle

Lat -32.05, Long 115.74

12.20am: Water Tanker shoved off.

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.30am: R.C. 6, Wes, 2 & Presbyterians 1, Church parties landed

9.15am: Divisions.

10.00am: R.C. Church party returned.

11.50am: Wes & Presb Church parties returned.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

pm: Evening Quarters.

10.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler.


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2 November 1914

At Fremantle

Lat -32.05, Long 115.74

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 4

am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.00am: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler

8.15am; hands coaling ship.

pm: Hands coaling ship

2.20pm: Finished coaling 86 tons.

2.30pm: Hands cleaning ship & securing deck cargo.

3.15pm: Coal hulk cast off.

3.50pm: Water Tanker secured alongside.

pm: Leave to C.P.O's & P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Landed Patrol.

5.50pm: Water Tanker cast off.


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3 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -31.7, Long 115.5

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

12.00am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

5,40am Hands cleaning ship, reeving slip rope & preparing for Sea

9.21am: Slipped.

9.22am: Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

9.34am: Cleared breakwater.

9.35am: Course N 32 W. Formed single line ahead "Philomel", "Pyramus" 9 1/2 knots

9.50am: Streamed both logs.

10.04am: Bell buoy abeam 2 cables.

10.34 Rottnest Island Light abeam 4'.

11.00am: Put clocks back 18 mins. R.N.R. Gun Layers class to instruction, remainder rigging ridger[...] windsail whips etc.

pm: Piped down

6.55pm: Darkened ship


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4 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -28.7, Long 113.1

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: Hands cleaning ship

am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.45am: Secured. R.N.R. Gunnery Training class at instruction. Hands rigging windsail whips & refitting seaboats life lines

10.00am: Course N 16 W

11.00am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.50pm: Darkened ship, man and arm ship. 1st Watch at night defence stations

pm: 2nd Watch at night defence stations.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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5 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -25.2, Long 111.6

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

5.00am: Daylight.

5.10am: Secured.

5.15am: Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away

am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: R.N.R. Gunnery Training classes to instruction

am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.55am: Exercised General Quarters

11.00am: Put clocks back 6 mins, Exercised Fire Quarters. Shore up "C" bulkhead

11.30am: Secured

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill. Exercised Fire Quarters.

4.40pm: Secured

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Man & arm ship. 2nd Watch at night defence stations.

pm: 1st Watch at night defence stations.


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6 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -21.2, Long 110.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: 2nd Watch at night defence stations

am: 1st Watch at night defence stations

5.10am: Daylight. Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Gunnery & Torpedo Training classes to instruction

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Hands as req', Steamed new Cherub Log.

11.00am; Put clocks back 6 mins.

am: Hands scrub & wash clothes.

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.35pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Exercised Night Defence

pm: Port Watch at night defence stations.

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


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7 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -17.3, Long 108.5

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence stations.

5.10am: Daylight. Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left gung cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Put clocks back 5 mins. Spread Bridge & Waist awnings.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

6.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Man & arm ship

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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8 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -13.1, Long 107.2

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

5.10am: Daylight.

5.15am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.00am: Put clocks back 7 mins

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Man & arm ship

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


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9 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore ay Sea

Lat -9.3, Long 106.0

Boilers Alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

12.00am: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence

5.15am: Daylight. Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship

8.00am: Course N 11 W

am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.47am: Cleared ship for action. furled awnings.

10.00am: Exercised Action.

10.30am: Secured. Connected hand wheel. Respread awnings.

11.00am: Put clocks back 8 mins. Gunnery training at instruction, Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.29pm: Exercised Collision Quarters

4.37pm: Replaced gear.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Exercised night defence.

9.00pm: Course N 5* W

pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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10 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -5.9, Long 105.8

12.00am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4

1.35am: Sighted Java Light N 13 E

2.00am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler.

2.00am:Course N 22 W.

3.05am: First Point Light abeam 12 1/4'

3.24am: N 12 E

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

4.02am: First Point Light abeam 15'

am: Port Watch at night defence

5.12am: Course N 57 E. Deviation 1*E5. 20 Painaiton Hill 48*

5.20am: Daylight. Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away

7.00am: hands cleaning ship.

8.10am: Course N 61 E.

9.07am: Course N 47 E.

am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction. Gunlayers at instruction.

11.55am: Course N 24 1/2 E

1.50pm: North Island abeam 3'

pm: Piped down.

12.05pm: Let fires die out in No 2 Boiler.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

Deviation 1* E

4.26pm: Two Brothers N 14 E.

5.46pm: Four points.

5.50pm: Abeam 1.7'.

6.00pm: Course N 10 1/2 E

6.13pm: Darkened ship.

6.55pm: Man & arm ship. Port Watch at night defence.

8.00pm: Increase to 86 revs.

9.00pm: Reduced to 80 revs.

10.30pm: Increase to 83 revs.

10.50pm: Increase to 84 revs

pm: Starb' Watch ay night defence.

11.50pm: Sounded 15 fathoms.

Midnight: 15 fathoms


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11 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat -2.2, Long 105.4

Boilers alight 1,3 & 4.

12.10am: 14 fms, 12.20am; 10 fms. 12.30am: 11 fms, 1.00am: 15 fms, 1.15am: 13 fms, 1.30am: 11 fms, 1.45am: 17 fms, 2.00am: 13 fms, 2.15am: 12 fms, 2.30am: 14 fms, 2.45am: 11 fms, 3.00am: 9 fms, 3.15am:

7 fms, 3.18am: 7 fms, 3.20am: 7 fms, 3.25am: 8 fms, 3.30am: 8 fms, 3.45am: 7 fms, 3.50am: 8 fms,

3.55am: 9 fms.

.... 40am: Course N 3* E.

3.50am: Observed Waterspout 1' to E.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.15am: 7 fms.

4.30am: 9 1/2 fms, 4.40am: 9 1/2 fms, 5.00am: 8 1/2 fms.

5.13am: Sighted Dapur Light N 44 E, Course N 44 E

5.30am: Daylight, secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

5.45am: Course N 50 W

6.20am: Increased to 86 revs.

7.25am: course n 70 W.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

8.46am: Course N 35 W.

9.35am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters

9.58am: Course N 24 W. Second Point abeam.

10.15am: Secured.

11.24am: West Nangha Light house abeam 3 1/4'.

11.42am: 3rd Point abeam.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.

am: Course N 75 W.

2.05pm:

Kabian Light House

N 43 W


R.R.H.S. light buoy

N 10 W


Karang Brom

N 51 W.

pm: Piped down

3.00pm: Course N 44 W. Kabian Light House bore N 7 W

3.27pm: Kalian Light House abeam 4 3/4'

3.56pm: Course N 6 E.

4.00pm: Kalian Light House abeam 6'.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill. Hauled in Starb' log.

5.00pm: Reduced to 84 revs

6.13pm: Course North.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Man & arm ship. Starb' Watch at night defence.

10.20pm: Decreased to 80 revs.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

11.30pm: Commenced sounding every 5 mins. 11.35 16 fms, 11.40 16 fms, 11.45 10 fms, 11.50 17 fms, 11.55 18 fms.

Midnight: 19 fms. Increased to 84 revs.


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12 November 1914

From Fremantle to Singapore at Sea

Lat 1.2, Long 104.2

Boilers alight 1,3 & 4.

12.10am: 17 fms, 12.20am 20 fms, 12.25am 20 fms, 12.32am 21 fms, 12.40am 23 fms, 12.50am 23 fms, 12.55am 23 fms.

12.55am: Sighted Tg Jang Light bearing N 62 W.

1.17am: Light abeam.

1.55am 20 fms, 2.00am: 17 fms.

2.00am: Jang Light S 44 W

2.30am: Jang Light S 32 W. Course N 41 W

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.17am: 15 fms, 4.22 14 1/2 fms, 4.32 am 16 fms, 4.45am 12 fms, 4.53 12 fms.

5.40am: Secured.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.13am: Course N 31 W

8.44am: Karas Light House abeam 1'.

8.47am: Course N 45 W

9.17am: Reduce to 76 revs.

9.22am: Course N 45 W.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.47am: Course N 33 W.

10.25am: Chemara High Light abeam 1 1/2'.

10.40am: Course N 1 1/2' W.

11.05am: San Light Ho abeam 1 1/4'

11.44am: Course N 38 W.

12.06pm: Course N 84 W.

1.15pm: Hauled in patent log showing 61.5'

1.25pm: Course N 72 W.

1.40pm: Saluted Japanese Admiral 15 Guns.

1.42pm: Salute returned.

1.49pm: Stopped, Pilot boarded.

1.55pm: Proceeded, Course & Speed as req' for entering West Lagoon.

2.20pm: Secured alongside Jetty.

2.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

3.20pm: Natives coaling ship

pm: Coaling ship

9.30pm: Finished coaling 294 tons.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 7 1/2 hrs.


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13 November 1914

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

Boilers alight No 1

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.45am: Hands cleaning ship

2.15pm: Hands as req'

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 9 1/4 hrs

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Leave to men who have not broken leave over one hour, of Port Watch till 10.00pm.


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14 November 1914

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

Boilers alight No 1

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Fires in Steam Cutter 5 3/4 hrs.

pm: Make & mend clothes

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 10.00pm.

4.05pm: Evening Quarters


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15 November 1914

At Singapore

Lat 1.47, Long 103.83

Boilers alight Nos 1,3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Held Divine Service.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Evening Quarters.

11.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers.


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16 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 1.3, Long 103.3

Boilers alight Nos 1,3 & 4.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.35am: Cast off, proceeded as req'.

7.54am: Cleared Dock entrance, Course & Speed as req' for leaving Harbour by Western Entrance.

8.15am: Stopped dropped Pilot. Western Entrance. Beacon abeam, proceeded S 76 W, 84 revs, No 4 Beacon abeam 1/2', Course S 72 W.

8.46am: No 1 Beacon abeam.

9.09am: Sultan Light abeam 1 1/2'

9.10am: Course N 60 W.

9.15am: Course S 72 W.

9.25am: Reduced to 53 revs, Proceeded in Company with French Transport "Euphrates", "Chili" & Admiral Latouche Treville (French Armoured Cruiser).

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. R.N.R. Gunnery Training class at instruction, Exercised General Quarters.

9.45am: Increased to 75 revs.

9.50am: Course N 79 W.

10.00am: Reduced to 73 revs.

10.15am: Streamed both logs.

11.00am: Put clocks on 7 mins.

11.15am: 72 revs.

11.25am: Course N 54 W, Brothers Light abeam 3'

12.54pm: Port Penang abeam 5 1/2'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill

4.05pm: Course N 56 W.

4.25pm: Reduced to 50 revs.

4.48pm: Increased to 71 revs.

5.00pm: 70 revs.

6.00pm: Passed French Cruiser "D'Iberville"

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Man & arm ship.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

8.10pm: Po Lindan Light abeam 4.5'

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.

11.50pm: Course N 59 W. Cape Rachado Light abeam 6'


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17 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 3.4, Long 100.3

Boilers alight Nos1,2,3 & 4

00.45am: Sighted 1 Fathom Light

am: Port Watch at night defence.

3.40am: Sounded 30 fathoms.

3.42am: 31 fathoms

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

4.25am: One Fathom Light N 48 W

am: Spread fires in No 2 Boiler.

6.20am: Secured.

6.37am: One Fathom Light abeam 4'

am: Course N 50 W

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.15am: Reduce to 65 revs

9.30am: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill, Gunlayers & Torpedo training classes at instruction.

10.00am: Increased to 70 revs, Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

11.00am: Put clocks back 11 mins.

11.34am: 71 revs.

11.39am: 72 revs

12.45pm: Increased to 74 revs

2.30pm}

Po Jarah

N 24* E


Po Berhala

N 7.3* W


Po Pending

S 42 W

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill

4.25pm: 72 revs.

5.15pm: Point Behalf abeam 11'

6.30am: Darkened ship.

6.55pm: Man & arm ship. Starb' Watch at Night Defence

8.15pm: Eased Starb' Engine for 2 mins.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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18 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 5.5, Long 97.0

Boilers alight Nos 2,3, & 4.

12.05am: Reduced to 70 revs.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

5.30am: Course N 68 W

6.00am: Daylight, secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: 72 revs

8.49am: 73 revs

8.56am: 74 revs

9.15am: Course N 84 W.

9.34am: Increased to 76 revs.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Exercised General Quarters.

10.10am: Stopped Starb' Engine.

10.15am: Proceeded 74 revs. Secured.

10.20am: Hands scrub hammocks & wash clothes.

11.00am: Put clocks back 13 mins.

11.45am: 70 revs

1.00pm: Increased to 72 revs.

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: Passed Steamer about 1' North, Flying Dutch Colours.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Port Watch to night defence.

7.00pm: Decreased to 70 revs.

8.35pm: Sighted loom of Williamstown Light on Starb' bow. Course N 72 W. Starb' Watch at night defence.

9.08pm: Pulo Burn Light N 87 W.

9.55pm: Course N 85 W.

10.34pm: Pulo Burn Light abeam 2'

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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19 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 5.9, Long 93.3

am: Boilers alight Nos 2,3 & 4. Port Watch at night defence

12.01am: Williamstown Light 4 points.

12.29am: Abeam

12.55am: Course N 59 W.

2.25am: Passed steamer steering East, 2' on Starb' beam.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured, left guns cleared away for day action.

6.45am: Reduced to 68 revs.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Torpedo & Gunnery training classes at instruction. Gun Layers at deflection teacher

11.00am: Put clocks back 16 mins.

1.45pm: S.S. "Baron Jedburgh" passed ahead 1/2' distance.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb' Watch to night defence.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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20 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 5.9, Long 89.9

Boilers alight Nos 2,3 & 4.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Daylight. Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.28am: Stopped Starb' engine.

7.55am: Proceeded with Starb' engine.

am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction. Hands as req'.

11.00am: hands scrub & wash clothes. Put clocks back 12 mins.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Port Watch at night defence.

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence


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21 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 5.9, Long 86.3

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3, & 4.

1.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Let fires die out in No 2 Boilers.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

pm: Piped down.

3.45pm: Passed steamer steering East, 6' on Starb' beam.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.00pm: Passed 2 steamers steering East 5' & 10' on Port beam.

6.30pm: Darkened ship. Starb' Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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22 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Sea

Lat 5.8, Long 82.8

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

3.00am: Weather moderated.

4.30am: port Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left lee guns cleared away

7.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.37am: Passed S.S. "Diamed" of Liverpool.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.00am: Put clocks back 14 mins.

4,15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Port Watch at night defence.

8.00pm: Course N 57 W.

10.30pm: Dondra Head Light N 78 W.

11.05pm: Course N 86 W.

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


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23 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

12.50am: Dondra Head Light abeam 3 1/2'.

12.47am: Sounded 1/286 fathoms wire out, 1.7 34 fathoms.

1.51am: Galle Light N 46 W. 2.7 Course N 64 W.

3.00am: Galle Light abeam 3 1/2'.

3.48am: Course N 19 W.

4.45am: Sounded 39 fathoms.

4.55am: 37 fathoms

6.00am: Daylight, secured.

6.40am: Barberyn Light House abeam.

7.20am: Course N 3* W

9.30am: Hands clearing away cable, turning out boats. Hauled in patent logs.

9.35am: Course N 20 E.

9.50am: Course N 45* E. Put clocks back 15 mins.

10.15am: Took Pilot on board. Course & speed as req' for entering harbour by North entrance.

11.00am: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler.

10.35am: Let go Starb' Anchor & veered to 3 shackles.

10.44am: Port anchor & veered to 2 shackles. Secured stern to Buoy.

11.50am: Water boat secured alongside

2.00pm: R.N.R. Gunnery & Torpedo training classes to instruction. remainder of hands as req'.

3.00pm: Water tanker shoved off.

pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 16 3/4 hours.


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24 November 1914

From Singapore to Colombo at Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Boilers alight No 3.

1.35am: Russian Cruiser sailed

am: Hands cleaning ship & spreading waist awnings.

6.40am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

9.00am: R.N.R. Torpedo & Gunnery Training classes.

am: Hands rattling down rigging & as req'. Coaling ship.

2.00pm: Hands rattling down rigging & as req'. Gunnery & Torpedo training classes to instruction.

4.55pm: Finished coaling 282 tons. Leave to Watchkeepers till 10.00pm.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Leave to P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 19 hours.


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25 November 1914

At Colombo

Lat 6.95, Long 79.85

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. 4 Hands rattling down rigging.

am: Water Tanker secured alongside.

8.50am: Hands refitting rigging & cleaning ship.

10.00am: Water Tanker shoved off.

1.30pm: Oil boat came alongside.

pm: Hands rattling down rigging & cleaning ship. Training classes to instruction.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch from 5.00pm till 10.00pm.

pm: 3 Leave P……

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 20 1/6 hrs

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain


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26 November 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 7.0, Long 79.5

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3.

12.00am: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers.

5.50am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Furled after end waist awning.

7.00am: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler.

8.30am: Hove in Port Cable.

8.30am: Weighed Port Anchor.

8.59am: Weighed Starb' Anchor.

9.05am: Course & Speed as req' for leaving by North entrance.

9.13am: North Light N.W. breakwater abeam 1 cable, Course N 78 W 60 revs.

9.27am: Reduced to 48 revs.

10.03am: Increased to 70 revs, Transports "Euphrates" & "Admiral Latouche Treville" took station astern.

10.13am: Streamed both logs.

10.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.05am: Secured. R.N.R. Gunnery Training class to instruction

Noon: Increased to 74 revs.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30am: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Port Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


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27 November 1914

Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 7.5, Long 75.8

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

12.45am: Passed steamer 3' on Port Beam steering East.

am: port Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

5.50am: Daylight. Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.15am: Starb' log foul, hauled in.

7.25am: Cleared & streamed.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship

11.00am: Put clocks back 16 mins.

pm: Piped down.

3.58pm: Proceeded as req' to examine sail off Port bow, 86 revs.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.42pm: As req' for rejoining convoy.

5.30pm: Resumed Course N 78 W, 68 revs.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb' Watch to night defence

pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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28 November 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 8.3, Long 72.2

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: Starb' Watch at night defence stations.

3.35am: Passed steamer steering East 1' on Port bow.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

5.20am: Sighted Minimai Light bearing N 48 W.

6.00am: Daylight, secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.04am: Minimai Light abeam 9'.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course N 79 W.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.20am: Aired night clothing.

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

pm: Piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.55pm: Port Watch to night defence.

9.00pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


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29 November 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 9.0, Long 68.5

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

12.30am: Passed ship 4' on Starb' beam steering East.

2.20am: Passed "Nymphe"? of Liverpool 2' on Port beam steering East.

am: port Watch at night defence stations.

4.30am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

6.05am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

6.45am: Passed "Marwarri" of Liverpool 2' on Port beam steering West.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.05am: Held Divine Service

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins

12.10pm: Increased to full speed with 2 Boilers.

3.30pm: Reduced to 50 revs. Course 16 points to Starb'.

3.50pm: Course 16 points to Port & resumed station ahead of transports.

pm: Hauled in patent logs.

4.00pm: Streamed logs.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb' Watch to night defence.

9.00pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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30 November 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 9.7, Long 64.7

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: Starb' Watch at night defence

4.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.10am: Secured, Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classed at instruction.

9.30am: Divisions, Physical Drill, Prayers.

9.55am: Reduce to 47 revs.

10.30am: Course & speed as for closing S.S. "Ben Rinnies", flying 2 flag signal, fire on board.

11.07am: "Benrinnes" requiring no assistance proceeded N 47* W, 80 revs, to rejoin convoy which proceeded at 6 knots

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

12.00 noon: Resumed station ahead of convoy, course N 79 W 74 revs.

pm: Piped down.

1.30pm: Reduced to 7 knots, "Euphrates" damaged one engine

3.40pm: Proceeded 9 knots.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.25pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

4.35pm: Secured.

6.25pm: Darkened ship.

6.60pm: Port Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS PHILOMEL
Operations in the Middle East

JP map Philomel Middle East

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 10.3, Long 61.0

Boilers alight Nos 1,2,3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away. Aired bedding.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

10.30am: Exercised General Quarters

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

10.48am: Secured. Torpedo Training Classes at instruction, Guns crews at loader.

pm: Piped down

4.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical Drill.

4.25pm: Furled awnings

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.55pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler.

Midnight: Increased to 93 revs, parted from convoy.


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2 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 10.9, Long 57.3

Boilers alight 2,3 & 4

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

4.40am: Port Watch at night defence.

5.45am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.50am: Cleared ship for action. Turned in boats.

7.58am: Hauled in logs.

9.10am: Course N 10 W.

9.21am: Stopped both. Dropped target.

9.30am: Proceeded as req' for action, Exercised General Quarters.

9.45am: Fired Starb' 4.7" guns 4 rounds from each.

10.10am: Fired Starb' 4.7" guns, 4 rounds from each.

10.20am: Fired Port 3 pounders }

10.40am: Fired Starb' 3 pounders } 8 rounds each Gunlayer.

10.55am: New Zealand Reserve Seaman firing 1" aiming.

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins, Finished firing, turned out boats.

11.30am: Proceeded to rejoin convoy, 70 revs.

11.46am: Took Station ahead of convoy, Course N 79 W.

11.49am: Streamed both logs.

pm: Piped down

12.30pm: Let fires die out in No2 Boiler.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.00pm: Course N 75 W.

6.30pm: Darkened ship

6.50pm: Port Watch to night defence.

9.00pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson. Captain.


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3 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 11.8, Long 53.4

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

9.30am: Sighted Jezt Darra N 45 W. Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Gunnery & torpedo Training classes, R.N.R. to instruction, Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

9.50am: Respread awnings.

11.00am: Put clocks back 15 mins.

12.50pm: East Point Jezt Darra abeam 20'

1.15pm: West Point " " " 21'

pm: Piped down

3.20pm: }

> Jez Darra

N 63 E


< Jez Samba

N 31 E


Peah Abd - al - Kuri

N 59 W

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill.

6.08pm: East Point Abd - al - Kuri abeam 14'

6.25pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb' Watch to night stations.

8.30pm: Passed S.S. "Anstock" of Liverpool 2' on Port beam.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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4 December 1914

From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 12.6, Long 49.3

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

4.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

6.15am: Course West.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.45an: Deviation nil.

9.35am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gunnery Training classes at instruction, Gun Layers to Deflection Teacher, Hands rattling down rigging and as req'

11.00am: Put clocks back 16 mins.

am: Hands scrub & wash clothes

pm: Piped down.

2.10pm: Hauled in Port log, rotator carried away.

2.20pm: Streamed Port log.

4.10pm: Deviation 0" 20' E

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Port Watch to night defence.

8.00pm: Course N 85 W.

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.


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5 December 1914


From Colombo to Aden at Sea

Lat 12.5, Long 45.3

am: Port Watch at night defence.

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

4.30am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Sighted land ahead.

11.00am: Put clocks back 27 mins.

10.45am: Exercised Action, returned ammunition.

10.55am: Secured

11.57am: Course N 75 W.

12.54pm: Course N 51 W.

1.00pm: Hauled in patent logs.

1.02pm: Ras Marshag Light House abeam 3 1/2

1.22pm: Course N 29 W.

1.30pm: Slow both.

1.31pm: Stopped both. Pilot boarded.

1.39pm: Pilot discharged.

2.30pm: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler.

1.40pm: Course & Speed as req' for entering harbour.

2.04pm: Let go Starb' anchor & veered to 4 1/2 shackles in 5 fathoms, bottom mud, secured stern to No 4 buoy.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Water tanker secured alongside.

5.00pm: Leave to P.O's till 10.00pm

8.35pm: Water tanker shoved off.


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6 December 1914

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 3

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.25am: Coal lighters came alongside. Commenced coaling

11.50am: Finished coaling 232 tons

11.55am: Coal lighters shoved off.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

3.30pm: Water boat secured alongside

5.00pm: Leave to P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.45pm: Water boat cast off.


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7 December 1914

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship & provisioning ship.

am: Lost by accident G.M. crutches 3 in number.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening quarters.

5.45pm: Leave to P.O's till 10.00pm.


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8 December 1914

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 3

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, mounting maxims & as req'.

am: Gunnery Training Class at rifle drill.

am: Torpedo Training Class at instruction.

9.00am: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler.

2.00pm: Gunnery Training Class to rifle drill. Hands as req'. Torpedo Training Class at instruction.

3.58pm: Shortened in.

4.15pm: Weighed, slipped aft, proceeded as req' for leaving Harbour.

4.40pm: Course S 12 W.

4.50pm: Swing ship for deviation.

5.32pm: Finished swinging.

6.00pm: Transports took station astern.

pm: Jez Salil NW 2'.

5.45pm: Course S 77 W, 70 revs.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Port Watch at night defence.

pm: Starb' Watch at night defence.

10.30pm: Sighted glare of Perim Light about N 50 W

10.40pm: Course S 73 W

11.40pm: Course N 77 W


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9 December 1914

From Aden to (tick) at Sea

Lat 13.3, Long 43.1

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

1.05am: Sighted Perim Light N 68 W.

1.00am: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler.

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

3.40am: Course to N 19 W.

3.45am: Perim Light Gp: Fl: abeam

3.49am: Abeam 4.5'.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters, left guns cleared away.

5.40am: Sighted "Minto" (ed. Royal Indian Marine, Troop Transport, Jane's Fighting Ships 1919)

6.10am: Reduced to 60 revs.

6.13am: Stopped both.

7.50am: Transports proceeded in company with "Minto". Proceeded on Patrolling duties

7.11am: Course N 4 E, 12 knots.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.03am: Course N 22 W.

8.15am: Mokka Light abeam 4'. Course & speed as req' for entering Mokka Roads.

8.45am: 40 revs.

9.00am: Stopped both.

9.19am: Slow ahead both, course as req' for approaching Goathul Mosque.

11.02am: Let go Starb' anchor in 4 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.

11.09am: Exercised Action. After giving time for all inhabitants to retire to safety & great care being taken to avoid hitting village. Opened fire on 7 Dhows lying off portabout 7' North of Mokka, 2 apparently damaged.

11.40am: Ceased fire. Secured.

11.50am: Shortened in.

12.05pm: Weighed.

12.10pm: Course S 35* West, 80 revolutions

1.33pm: Course S 38 E.

1.54pm: Mokka Light abeam 61/2'

3.40pm: Course S 28 E. Reduced to 50 revs'.

3.45pm: Connected up hand steering gear.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

5.15pm: Course S 8 W.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

7.00pm: Starb' Watch to night defence.

7.40pm: Rafle Point Light abeam 1'.

7.54pm: Course S 68* E

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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10 December 1914

From Aden to (tick) at Sea

Lat 12.6, Long 43.3

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

1.00am: Course 16 points to starboard

3.10am: Perim Light N 60 W.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence stations.

am: port Watch at night defence

5.15am: Course S 68 E.

5.43am: Perim Light Gp: Fl: abeam 3'.

5.50am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

6.25am: Increased to 70 revs', course as req' for closing a dhow.

7.00am: Increased to 80 revs'.

7.25am: Stopped both. Sent boat to dhow

7.35am: Hoisted boat. Proceeded as req' for entering Perim Harbour, both engines slow ahead.

8.00am: Increased to 50 revs'.

8.40am: Stopped both.

8.45am: Let go Starb' anchor & veered to 31/2 shackles in 7 fathoms.

9.40am: Gunnery Training Class at Field Exercise drill.

10.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

10.20am: Hands as req'.

10.27am: "Aida" Egypt Light service vessel arrived.

11.37am: Shortened in.

11.45am: Weighed proceeded as req' for examining East shore of Babel-Mandeb Strait.

11.58am: 90 revs'.

12.51pm: Slow both.

1.00pm: Stopped both

1.20pm: Lowered cutter to examine dhow.

1.30pm: Hoisted cutter.

1.32pm: Proceeded N 29 W, 90 revs'.

2.25pm: Dubah abeam

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

4.22pm: Mokka Light House abeam 5'. Course N 23 E.

4.40pm: Mokka Light House abeam 3.5'.

5.15pm: Reduced to 70 revs', course S 26 W.

5.49pm: Mokka light 4 points.

6.11pm: Abeam 3.3'.

6.26pm: Course S 14* E.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Exercised night defence. Port Watch at night defence stations.

8.08pm: Reduce to 60 revs'.

11.15pm: Course S 35* E

11.50pm: Increase to 70 revs'.

Midnight: Course S 73* E


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11 December 1914

From Aden to Red Sea at Sea

Lat 12.7, Long 43.3

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

12.25am: Perim high light abeam.

1.30am: Passed H.M.S. "Clio" steering West. (ed. Old Sloop. Jane's Fighting Ships 1919)

1.35am: Passed SS "Southshire"

2.55am: Sounded 22 fathoms.

3.10am: 22 fathoms.

3.20am: 21 fathoms.

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

am: Starb' Watch at night defence

4.20am: Course N 69 E.

4.30am: Sounded 19 fathoms

5.50am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

6.10am: Course S 77 W.

6.30am: Passed R.I.M.S. "Northbrook" steering East. (ed. Royal Indian Marine. Troopship. Jane's Fighting Ships 1919).

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: Course N 61 W.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers, Gunnery Training class to instruction.

10.24am: Course S 53* W.

10.45am: Hands scrub & wash clothes.

10.55 Course S 88 W.

11.20am: Increase to 80 revs, Course N 44 W.

11.45am: Course N 77 W

12.58pm: Stopped both.

1.00pm: Slow both course as req' for examining Dumeira Island.

1.28pm: Course S 62 E, 80 revolutions.

2.45pm: Course S 59 E

3.00pm: Course S 50 E.

3.10pm: Balfa Point Light abeam .6'

3.15pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

3.29pm: Slow both.

3.32pm: Stopped.

3.35pm: Came to with Starb' anchor in 5 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

3.50pm: Read Warrant No 6.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm.

7.50pm: Exercised Night defence stations.

pm. Port Watch at night defence.


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12 December 1914

At Perim

Lat 12.65, Long 43.41

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, & 3

am: Starb Watch at night defence

am: Port Watch at night defence

5.00am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.10am: Coal lighters came alongside. Football & bathing party landed.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Finished coaling, 110 tons.

9.50am: Coal lighters shoved off.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Tested life buoys, found correct.

2.04pm: Shortened in.

2.11pm: Weighed. Course & speed as req for leaving harbour.

2.40pm: High Light abeam 11/2', Course N 59 E, 60 revolutions.

3.11pm: Course N 58 W.

3.25pm: Course N 11 W.

4.00pm: Passed "Empress of Russia" 4' on Port beam.

4.13pm: Course S 14 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

4.30pm: Increased to 70 revs.

4.40pm: Course S 50 W.

5.05pm: Course as req for approaching Perim Harbour.

5.25pm: F.S. (Residency) abeam 1'.

5.37pm: Course S 75 E.

6.00pm: Course as req for closing "Empress of Russia" for mails.

6.10pm: Stopped both.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

7.10pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.42pm: Course N 8 E, 80 revs.

8.00pm: High Light S 71 W 1.5', Course N 23 W.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: Lit fires die out in No 3 boiler.

11.00pm: Sounded 14 fathoms.

11.20pm: Sounded 131/2 fathoms.


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13 December 1914

From Perim to Suez at Sea

Lat 15.1, Long 42.1

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

2.25am: Abu-Ail Light N 191/2 W

am: Port Watch at night defence.

am: Starb Watch at night defence

4.52am: Abu-Ail Light abeam 1.1'.

5.00am: Course N 441/2 W.

6.00am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

6.40am: Deviation nil.

6.44am: Course N 30 W.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.50am: Deviation 0* 10' E

8.40am: Sighted Centre Peak Island, 1/4 points on Starb bow.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.15am: Held divine service.

11.03am: Centre Peak Light House 4 points.

11.20am: Abeam 3'.

12.10pm: Sighted Jebel Teir bearing N 25 W, Course N 30 W.

2.20pm: Course N 351/2 W.

2.50pm: Jebel Teir Light Ho 4 points.

2.56pm: Abeam1', Course N 30 W.

4.12pm: Streamed patent logs.

4.18pm: Evening Quarters.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb Watch to night defence.

8.30pm: Port Watch at night defence.

9.05pm: Sighted ship burning searchlight on Starb beam. Challenged no reply.

pm: Initiated challenge & reply correct ("Empress of Russia")


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14 December 1914

From Perim to Suez at Sea

Lat 18.6, Long 39.8

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.10am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.50am: Exercised Action.

10.05am: Fire Quarters.

10.05am: Course N 52 W.

10.11am: Course N 41 W.

10.20am: Exercised General Fire Stations.

10.30am: Course N 30 W.

am: Secured. Gunnery Training class at Morris Tube practice.

11.00am: Put clocks back 9 mins.

11.45am: Hands scrub & wash clothes.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Port Watch to night defence.

8.00pm: Course N 27 W.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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15 December 1914

From Perim to Suez at Sea

Lat 22.0, Long 37.6

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3, & 4

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

am: Starb Watch at night defence stations.

6.00am: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 boilers.

6.15am: Secured. Exercised General Quarters & left guns cleared away.

7.00am Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gun Layers at deflection teacher, remainder of hands as req'

11.00am: Put clocks back 9 mins.

am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

11.15am: Started to work up to 92 revolutions.

11.55am 92 revolutions.

pm: Piped down.

4.10pm: Deviation 0* 10' W

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Starb Watch to night defence.

8.30pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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16 December 1914

From Perim to Suez at Sea

Lat 25.9, Long 35.2

Boilers alight 2, 3, & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.55am: Sighted Daedalus Light N 181/2 W.

6.08am: Abeam 1.5'. Course N 29 W.

6.20am: Secured. Exercised Action & left guns cleared away.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.47am: Increased to 95 revs.

am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction.

am: Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

11.00am Put clocks back 10 mins.

12.45pm: Sighted Brothers Light Ho, Bearing N 38 W.

2.27pm: 4 points

2.34pm: Abeam 1.5'

3.05pm: Course N 26 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

pm: Exercised Abandon ship stations.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.40pm: Port Watch to night defence.

7.50pm: Sighted reflection of Shadwan Light N 40 W.

8.30pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

9.20pm: Shadwan Light abeam 51/4'

10.00pm: Course N 51 W.

10.27pm: Ashrafi Light N 571/2 W.


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17 December 1914

From Perim to Suez at Sea

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

2.30am: Sighted Ras Gharib Light Bearing N 48 W.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.10am: Ras Gharib Light abeam.

3.56am: Ras Gharib Light abeam 4 points

4.00am: Reduce to 80 revs

4.10am: Ras Gharib Light abeam 2'.

am: Course N 24 W.

6.06am: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

6.10am: Secured, left guns cleared away for action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.35am: Course N 13 1/2* W.

9.00am: Zafarana Light Ho 4 points.

9.18am: Abeam 2.8'.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers, Gunnery Training class to instruction, Gun layers at deflection teacher.

11.00am: Put clocks back 24 mins.

12.25pm: Course N 9* E.

1.15pm: Hauled in logs.

1.20pm: Course as req' for Suez Bay.

1.35pm: Newport Rocks Light Ho abeam 2 cables.

1.55pm: Slow both.

2.10pm: Course & speed as req' for entering dock.

2.45pm: Secured in dock.

pm: Hands cleaning down aloft & as req'

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.


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18 December 1914

At Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Dressed ship overall

9.00am: H.M.S. "Minerva" arrived (ed. Cruiser, 1895, Eclipse Class, Comp' 450, JFS 1919). Gunnery Training at Squad drill.

am: Hands refitting cutters falls & as req'

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at squad drill.

pm: Hands refitting boats falls & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.45pm: Undress ship.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 143/4 hrs.


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19 December 1914

At Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4

1.00am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

9.15am: Shifted berth to Western Jetty.

9.49am: Let go Starb anchor & secured 15 foot off Jetty.

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns.

12.15pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

1.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm.

3.00pm: Landed Patrol.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.48pm: Undressed ship

pm: Fires in steam cutter 143/4 hrs.


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20 December 1914

At Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Landed R.C. Church party 8.

9.15am: Divisions.

9.40am: Sent C of E party (50) to H.M.S. "Minerva". (ed. Cruiser, 1895, Eclipse Class, 19 knots, JFS 1906/7)

1.30pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 6.30pm.

3.00pm: Landed patrol.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 12 hrs.

8.00pm: Patrol returned.


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21 December 1914

At Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling & blacking down aloft

6.55am: Commenced coaling.

7.00am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler.

8.45am: Hands painting down aloft & refitting.

10.50am: Landed patrol

12.20pm: Patrol returned.

12.35pm: Hoisted in new air compressing gear

1.20pm: Completed coaling 245 tons.

1.50pm: Read Warrant No 7.

2.30pm: Weighed & slipped. Proceeded as req' for leaving Basin.

2.48pm: Course as req' for Suez Bay.

3.04pm: 80 revs.

3.30pm: Newport Rock Light N 7* E 2 cables, Course S 7 W

4.00pm: Course S 101/2* E.

5.55pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb Watch to night defence

7.33pm: Zafarana Light 4 points.

7.55pm: Abeam 3.2'.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

11.10pm: Sighted Ras Gharib Light S 13* E.

11.54pm: Course S 56* E


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22 December 1914

From Suez to Tor at Sea

Lat 28.23, Long 33.6

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

12.45am: Ras Sharib light abeam.

1.14am: Course S 15* E.

1.50am: Sounded 1/90 fathoms wire out. 2.5 1/90.

2.20am: Course S 56 E.

2.25am: Sounded 29 fathoms.

2.45am: Switched on Navigation lights.

3.20am: Reduced to 40 revs.

3.35am: Stopped both.

3.40am: Came to with Starb anchor with 41/2 shackles in 14 fathoms.

5.45am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for action.

6.15am: Weighed.

6.30am: Proceeded as req' for entering Tor Harbour.

6.50am: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 fathoms with 31/2 shackles. Bottom mud & sand.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands cleaning ship & scrubbing coaling screens.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.20pm: Evening Quarters.

8.05pm: Landed armed party of 23 men & 2 Marines, burned searchlights for 10 mins every hour.

8.25pm: Both watches at night defence stations.


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23 December 1914

From Tor to Suez at Sea

Lat 29.1, Long 32.8

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Hands at night defence stations.

12.00am: Lit fires in 1 & 2 boilers.

am: Hands at night defence stations.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.10am: Armed party returned.

6.45am: Weighed & proceeded as req' for leaving Tor.

7.00am: Course N 511/2 W, Working up to 115 revolutions.

8.20am: Deviation 0* 15' W.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.44am: Course N 18 W. Gunnery Training R.N.R. class at instruction. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

11.50am: Zafarana Light Ho 4 points.

12.19pm: Zafarana Light Ho abeam 6'

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: Course N 21 E.

3.33pm: Course N 11 W

3.40pm: Course as req' for entering Suez Bay. Newport Rock Light Ho N 52* E, 3 cables, Reduced to 90 revs.

3.55pm: Stopped both.

4.15pm: Pilot boarded.

4.25pm: Proceeded 80 revs, course as req' for Suez Canal.

4.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 Boilers.

5.26pm: Gilleaume Ldg Light abeam.

6.45pm: Kabret strait abeam.

9.10pm: Stopped off Ismailia. Changed Pilots.

9.15pm: Proceeded, 60 revs.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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24 December 1914

From Tor to Port Said at Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight 1 & 2 & 3

2.45am: Course & speed as req' for entering Port Said.

3.37am: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 4 shackles I5 fathoms & secured stern to jetty between Cherif & Arsenal Basins.

6.45am: Hands reeling up hawsers & replacing Kedge anchor.

7.20am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Hands cleaning boats. Gunnery Training class at instruction.

10.30am: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: H.M.S. "Proserpine" sailed. (ed. Small Cruiser, 1896, 19/17 knots, Comp' 224, Jane's Fighting Ships 1906/7)

6.00pm: Canteen leave to Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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25 December 1914

From Port Said to Malta at Sea

Lat 31.4, Long 32.3

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.57am: Slipped aft.

9.13am: Weighed, Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

9.50am: Passed outer buoys, stopped, dropped Pilot.

11.00am: Transports weighed & formed in 2 Divisions: Port division "Royal George", "Grantully Castle", "Delwarra", "Alaunia", "Somali", Starb' Division "Indian", "Deseado", "Californian", "Cawdor Castle", "Carriean".

11.28am: Proceeded N 42 W, 60 revs.

11.45am: "Dongola" proceeded independently. "Delwarri" joined convoy.

12.03pm: Increased to 65 revs

12.07pm: 70 revs.

12.10pm: 75 revs.

12.15pm: 82 revs.

12.45pm: Full speed.

1.35pm: Took up station 2 cables ahead of convoy, reduced to 82 revs.

1.55pm: Damietta Light Ho abeam 11'.

2.06pm: Course N 70 W.

4.15pm: Deviation nil.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Streamed patent logs.

5.15pm: Reduce to 77 revs.

5.39pm: Brulos Light S 35 W.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

6.08pm: Abeam 171/2'

6.35pm: Starb Watch to night defence stations.

6.39pm: Brulos Light S 2 W.

9.00pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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26 December 1914

From Port Said to Malta at Sea

Lat 32.7, Long 27.8

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, & 3.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.30am: Secured, left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.16am: Slow both.

9.25am: Stopped.

9.32am: Slow both for closing convoy.

9.30am: Read Warrant No 8.

11.56am: Proceeded full speed to resume station ahead of convoy.

11.00am: Put clocks back 10 mins.

11.15am: Speed of convoy increased to 101/2 knots.

12.05pm: 81 revs.

pm: Piped down.

4.00pm: Deviation 0* 20* W

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

6.15pm: Darkened ship.

6.45pm: Port Watch to night defence.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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27 December 1914


From Port Said to Malta at Sea

Lat 33.5, Long 23.5

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 ,3 & 4.

2.30am: Closed waist gun ports

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Starb Watch at night defence.

6.30am: Secured, left guns cleared away for day action.

7.02am: Reduced to 60 revs.

7.20am: Increased to 72 revs.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.27am: Reduced to 40 revs

9.47am: N 65 W.

9.45am: Divisions, divine service.

10.18am: Increased to 78 revs.

10.20am: Course N 70 W.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 4 Boiler.

11.00am: Put clocks back 19 mins.

1.00pm: Course N 68 W.

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill.

4.45pm: Reduce to 9 knots. Lost Sight of convoy.

5.50pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Starb Watch to night defence.

7.30pm: All except leading transports out of sight.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

10.10pm: All transports in sight.


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28 December 1914

From Port Said to Malta at Sea

Lat 34.9, Long 18.8

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.45am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day stations.

7.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.50am: Increased to 10 knots.

9.35am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Gunnery Training class at instruction.

am: Hands as req'.

11.00am: Put clocks back 16 mins.

am: Scrub & wash clothes.

1.00pm: Course N 66 1/2 W.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill.

5.20pm: Reduced to 70 revs.

6.10pm: Darkened ship.

6.50pm: Port Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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29 December 1914

From Port Said to Malta at Sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.7

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.30am: Starb Watch at night defence.

5.20am: Sighted searchlight about N 70 W.

6.30am: Secured.

7.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.20am: Slow both, closed convoy.

9.41am: Increased 74 revs.

9.35am: Divisions, prayers.

10.10am: Increased to 90 revs.

10.30am: Reduced to 80 revs.

10.45am: Increased to 90 revs.

10.30am: Sighted land ahead.

11.00am: Course N 55 W, put clocks back 16 mins.

11.20am: Hauled in patent logs. 861.9 & 872.5

12.20pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

12.50pm: Breakwater Light house abeam.

1.15pm: Proceeded full speed for steam trial.

1.20pm: West Breakwater Light abeam. Course N 67 E.

1.52pm: Course S 67 W.

2.26pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

2.40pm: Secured alongside Burmola Wharf.

3.00pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 & 2 Boilers.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: General leave to Port Watch 5.00pm till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.


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30 December 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

Boilers alight

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Hands scraping ships side & as req'.

1.25pm: Hands scraping ships side, hoisting out torpedo, hauling boats up on slip and as req'

pm: General leave to Starb Watch 5.00pm till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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31 December 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

am: Hands cleaning up decks.

7.10am French battleship "France" arrived. (ed, Dreadnought, 1912, 20 knots, Comp' 1108, JFS 1919)

8.30am: Hands scraping ships side, clearing up decks, returning stores and preparing magazines for painting.

12.15pm: Slipped from jetty. Shifted berth to No 3 dock.

12.40pm: Secured in No 3 dock.

1.45pm: Hands scrubbing ships bottom.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am. Paid monthly payment

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Part Watch till 9.00pm.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.00am: Hands cleaning up decks and unreeving boats falls.

8.30am: Hands scraping ships side, returning Bosun's stores & cleaning out mining room.

9.00am: General leave to Starb Watch from 9.00am till 7.00am on 3rd Jan'.

11.20am: Torpedo party hoisting out torpedo's.

1.25pm: Hands scraping ships side, returning stores and returning torpedo's.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.


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2 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands cleaning up decks.

8.30am: Galley's crew hauling galley up on slips. Hands clearing after 3 pounder magazine. Torpedo party returning torpedo.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.05pm: H.M.S. "Wolverine" sailed. (ed. Destroyer, 34 knots, "Admiralty V" Destroyer, Jane's Fighting Ships 1919)

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.


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3 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands cleaning up decks.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Landed R.C. Church party(11), Wesleyans (11), Presbyterians (3).

10.10am: Landed C of E Church party ( 39).

1.00pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm. Landed canteen patrol.

10.20pm: Canteen patrol returned.


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4 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and scraping up pitch on Poop.

9.00am: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am on 6th.

am: Hands scraping ships side and painting out 3 pdr' magazine.

1.10pm: Hands scraping ships side and returning stores to dockyard.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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5 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands cleaning up decks and returning stores.

8.50am: Hands scraping and red leading ships side and as req'.

1.30pm: Hands scraping ships side, returning stores, painting 3 pdrs magazine and as req'.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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6 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands cleaning up decks and scraping up pitch.

8.45am: Starb Watch Clearing fore hold, Port Watch scraping and red leading ships side, party returning carpenters stores, working about for 3 pdrs magazine and on boats.

1.10pm: Hands clearing fore hold, scraping & red leading ships side as req'.

2.25pm: Read Warrant No 9.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Part of Watch till 9.30pm.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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7 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and scraping up pitch.

8.10am: Hands scraping & red leading ships side, davits, cleaning out fore hold, returning stores & as req'.

1.25pm: Hands scraping and red leading ships side, scraping boats davits, returning and drawing stores.

pm: Special leave to Starb Watch 5.00pm till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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8 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and scraping up pitch.

8.10am: Hands scraping ships side, davits, cleaning out fore hold & drawing stores.

1.15pm: Hands scraping ships side, davits, painting out fore hold & clearing fore 4.7" shell room.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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9 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and scraping up pitch.

8.30am: hands scraping ships side, davits and as req'.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: General leave to Starb Watch 1.00pm till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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10 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and hoisting out 21/2" wire.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: Landed Wesleyans 17, and Presbyterians 6, Church parties.

10.00am: Landed R.C. Church parties (22).

10.00am: Landed C of E Church party (79).

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Part of Watch till 9.30pm.


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11 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and lowering Port (anchor) cable into dock.

8.15am: Hands lowering cables into dock, landing 4.7" shell, remainder red leading and scraping ships side.

1.15pm: Hands lowering cable into dock, Painting ships side, and after 4.7" shell room and restowing fore hold.

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Port Watch to 9.30pm.


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12 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and scraping up pitch.

8.10am: Hands scraping and red leading ships side, returning and drawing medical stores & restowing fore hold.

1.10pm: Hands scraping & red leading ships side, davits, restowing fore hold and returning stores.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm>


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13 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and taking cable to test house.

8.20am: Hands scraping and red leading ships side, refitting as req'.

1.10pm: Hands scraping and red leading ships side and as req'.

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.

signed: P Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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14 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks, scraping up pitch and scraping boats davits.

8.10am: Boatswains party refitting as req', remainder of hands red leading ships side, boats davits and as req'.

1.10pm: Hands getting cable inboard, scraping and red leading ships side, davits and as req'.

1.20pm: Read Warrant No 10.

2.00pm: Discharged 1 Able Seaman to detention barracks.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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15 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Starb Watch getting 31/2 wire inboard, Port Watch clearing up decks.

8.15am: Hands restowing cable, painting out provision room, drawing stores, red leading ships side and boats davits and as req'

1.10pm: Hands restowing cable, painting out provision room, chipping boats davits, painting ships side, & drawing stores.

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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16 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Port Watch reeling up Starb 2 1/2" wires, Starb Watch clearing up decks.

7.30am: Flooded dock.

8.15am: Hands shipping davits etc. red leading and painting ships side.

am: Gunners, Bosun's & Carpenters parties drawing stores.

9.15am: Shifted berth.

9.50am: Secured along side Burmola Wharf.

11.50am: Exercised Fire Stations.

pm: hands make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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17 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks.

9.15am: Hands mustered by open list.

9.40am: Landed Wesleyan Church party (12)

10.00am: Landed R.C. party (12).

10.10am: C of E party landed (40).

1.00pm:Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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18 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks, preparing fore yard for coming down.

7.50am: Ammunition lighters came along side.

8.10am: Hands ammunitioning and provisioning ship and as req'.

10.30am: Ammunition Lighter cast off.

1.10pm: Hands provisioning ship, drawing stores and refitting as req'.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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19 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks.

8.10am: Hands drawing Gunners and Carpenters stores, painting ships side and davits and getting 2 shackles of cable inboard.

10.20am: French battleship "Verite" sailed. (ed. Battleship, 1907, 18 knots, Comp' 762, JFS 1919)

11.30am: French T.B.D. "Coutelas" secured alongside. (Older type Destroyer, Jane's Fighting Ships [JFS] 1919)

1.10pm: Hands drawing stores, painting ships side and davits.

3.40pm: French battleship "St Louis" sailed. (Old Battleship, 1896, 18 knots. Comp' 648, JFS 1919)

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.

signed: P Hall-Thompson.


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20 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and scraping up pitch.

8.10am: Hands painting ships side and davits and drawing stores.

1.10pm: Hands drawing stores, painting ships side and davits.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Starb Watch till 9.39pm.


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21 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks.

8.10am: Hands refitting lower boom guys, clearing boat deck, drawing stores and as req'.

8.40am: French Auxiliary "La Provence" sailed.

8.45am: French battleship "Frandic" arrived.

1.10pm: Hands painting out store rooms, clearing boat deck & reeving boats falls.

4.00pm: French Flagship "Justice" arrived. (ed. Battleship, 1905, 18 knots, Liberte Class, Comp' 793, JFS 1906)

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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22 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks.

6.30am: Hands hoisting fore yard.

8.15am: Hands painting out store rooms, drawing stores and as req'.

1.10pm: Hands painting ship, drawing stores and refitting as req'.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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23 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

6.10am: Hands clearing up decks and rigging stages for painting side.

8.10am: Hands drawing stores, refitting and as req'.

10.20am: French battleship "Voltaire" sailed. (Semi-Dreadnought, JFS 1919)

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

2.30pm: French cruiser "De la Graviere" sailed

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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24 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

Boilers alight No 1.

7.50am: Hands painting ships side.

am: Hands painting ships side.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port watch from 1.00pm to 7.00am.

1.10pm: "Cardosset" sailed.

2.00pm: Lit fires in No1 boiler.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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25 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

Boilers alight No 1

6.10am: Hands cleaning up decks and restowing Bosun's store.

8.10am: French cruiser "Leon Gambetta" arrived. (

8.35 Hands working on boats, side, painting after 4.7" shell room and drawing stores.

12.00 French flagship "Paris" arrived. (ed, Dreadnought, 1912, 21.6 knots, complement 1108, JFS 1919)

1.10pm: Hands drawing stores, painting shell room, provisioning ship and as req'.

3.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Port Watch till 9.30pm.


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26 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

Boilers alight No 1

6.10am: Hands preparing for coaling.

7.40am: Coal lighters secured alongside. Commenced coaling.

8.10am: Hands painting down aloft, scrubbing boats gear.

9.55am: French Torpedo Boat Destroyer "Temeraire" & Torpedo Boat's 328 & 332 sailed. (ed. Destroyer, 1911, 32 knots)

10.05am: Torpedo Boat Destroyer "Perrier" sailed.

10.45am: Finished coaling, 200 tons.

11.00am: Coal lighters cast off.

1.10pm: Hands cleaning ship and scrubbing canvas gear.

3.00pm: French Torpedo Boat's 328 & 332 arrived.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 2nd Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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27 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

8.30am: Lit fires in Nos 2, 3 & 4 Boilers.

8.40am: Hands painting ship and refitting as req'.

9.00am: French T.B's 328 & 332 sailed.

10.30am: Lit fires in Steam Cutter.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Indefatigable" arrived and proceeded into No 4 dock.(ed. Cruiser, 1891, 18/16 knots, Apollo Class.)

12.10pm: French T.B's 328 & 332 entered harbour.

1.10pm: Hands painting ship, drawing stores and as req'

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Port watch till 10.30pm.

11.15pm: Drew fires in Steam Cutter.


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28 January 1915

At Malta

Lat 35.90, Long 14.52

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2,3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands Painting upper deck, drawing stores and as req'

11.15am: Cast off from Jetty.

11.14am: Secured to No 3 buoy and swung ship for adjusting compass.

1.45pm: Slipped.

2.00pm: Secured alongside Parlatorio Wharf. Hands stowing ammunition, drawing stores and as req', & painting ship.

4.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to 1st Part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.


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Compass Standard Deviation

North 0*, 50'

NNE 0*, 50'

NE 0, 30

ENE 0, 40

East 0,10

ESE 1, 00

SE 0. 10

SSE 0. 10

South 0, 10

SSW 0, 30

SW 0, 20

WSW 1, 00

West 0, 30

NWN 0, 00

NW 0, 15 W

NNW 0. 20 W

Malta No 3 buoy

28/1/15


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29 January 1915

From Malta to Port Said at Sea

Lat 35.9, Long 14.7

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and securing boats for sea.

9.15am:French T.B.D's 328 & 332 sailed.

9.30am: Hands painting ship and as req'.

10.30am: Slipped, proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

10.43am: W. Breakwater Light House abeam, commenced working up for trial.

11.52am: Course as req' for entering harbour.

1.05pm: Slow both.

1.07pm: Stopped both.

1.12pm: Secured to No 12 buoy.

pm: Let fires die out in No 1 Boiler.

2.30pm: French Cruiser Jules Michelet sailed.

pm: Tested life buoys and found correct.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.53pm: Slipped. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

5.03pm: W Breakwater Light House abeam, Course S 86 E 94 revs.

5.15pm: Course S 68 E, Exercised Night defence.

5.20pm: Streamed Patent logs.

5.30pm: Secured.

5.55pm: Darkened ship.

6.05pm: Port Watch to night defence.

9.00pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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30 January 1915

From Malta to Port Said at Sea

Lat 34.9, Long 18.9

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

6.25am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day stations.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Course S 69* E

pm: Piped down

3.00pm: Deviation 1* 30' W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

4.30pm: Exercised Action.

4.40pm: Dispersed. Exercised night defence.

4.50pm: Secured.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Port Watch on guard.


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31 January 1915

From Malta to Port Said at Sea

Lat 33.5, Long 24.8

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

3.00am: Put clocks on 24 mins

4.30am: Port Watch on guard.

6.15am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.25am: Course S 71 E, Deviation 1* 10' W

9.45am: Divisions.

10.00am: Increased to 100 revs.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

From Malta to Port Said at Sea

Lat 32.1, Long 30.7

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

3.00am: Put clocks on 25 mins.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.10am: Course S 69* E.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

9.47am: Exercised Action.

10.10am: Exercised General Fire Stations.

10.25am: Secured.

10.55am: Fired 3 rounds from anti-aeroplane gun, and 2 rounds from both amidships 3 pounders.

11.00am: Fired maxims from fore and main control tops.

1.00pm: Course S 64* E.

2.00pm: Put clocks on 11 mins.

4.10pm: Sounded 24 fathoms.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

4.25pm: Exercised Action, returned ammunition.

4.46pm: Sounded 16 fathoms.

5.00pm: Sounded 14 fathoms. Course S 49* E.

5.18pm: Course S 80* E, Sighted Tabiat al Shaikh Light House, S 5* E.

5.20pm: Course N 70* E.

5.41pm: Course S 49* E.

5.48pm: Tabiat al Shaikh Light abeam 71/4'. Hauled in patent logs, Port 858.5, Starb 943.5

7.35pm: Course as req' for entering harbour.

7.50pm: Slow both.

7.55pm: Stopped both. Pilot boarded.

pm: Proceeded as req' for entering harbour.

8.55pm: Let go Port anchor & veered to 51/5 shackles.

9.20pm: Secured stern to Navy House Wharf.

9.00pm: Let fires die out in Nos 2 & 4 Boilers.

9.35pm: Ammunition lighter secured alongside.


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2 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

am: Lit fires in No 1 Boiler.

5.40am: Port Watch ammunitioning ship, Starb Watch preparing for coaling.

7.00am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

am: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler.

am: Coaling ship.

10.10am: Completed coaling, amount received 220 tons.

10.25am: Hands cleaning ship. Returned practice shell and drew common in lieu.

12.30pm: Submarine A.E 2 sailed.

1.15pm: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Let fires die out in No 2 Boiler.

4.55pm: Cast off stern wires.

5.09pm: Weighed.

5.17pm: Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

6.00pm: Secured to buoy off breakwater.

6.45pm: Exercised night defence stations

pm: Starb' Watch on Guard.


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3 February 1915

From Port Said to El Arish at Sea

Lat 31.2, Long 33.0

Boilers alight No 1, 2, & 3.

am: Port Watch on guard.

3.00am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler

am: Starb Watch on Guard.

4.30am: Slipped.

4.39am: Course N 561/2* E, 70 revs.

5.45am: Dispersed

6.30am: Secured and left guns cleared away for day action.

6.56am: Course N 72* E.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.23am: Course N 51* E.

8.30am: Stopped to clear propeller fouled by bottom line.

8.45am: Let go Port anchor & veered to two shackles in 43/4 fathoms, bottom sand. Lowered cutter and examined propeller by diver.

11.05am: Divers cleared propeller.

11.47am: Weighed.

11.59am: Proceeded N 51* E. 45 revs.

12.30pm: Course N 10* W.

12.40pm: Increased to 85 revs.

1.18pm: Course S 83 1/2* E

1.42pm: Increased to 90 revs.

1.50pm: Course N 85* E.

2.15pm: Sounded 12 fathoms.

2.20pm: Course S 60* E

4.05pm: Evening Quarters.

4.15pm: Exercised Action.

4.30pm: Course N 67* E, 80 revs.

4.45pm: El Arich Minaret, abeam 3'

4.57pm: Course N 10 W, 90 revs.

5.45pm: Course N 6* E.

pm: Streamed both logs.


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4 February 1915

From El Arish to Famagusta at Sea

Lat 34.8, Long 34.1

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, & 3.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

4.30am: Port Watch on guard.

11.40am: Sighted land 3 points on Port Bow.

12.15pm: Course N 41 1/2.

1.08pm: Hove to, secured Starb sea boat.

1.22pm: Proceeded.

1.30pm: Cape Greso 4 points

1.53pm: Abeam 4.4'

3.00pm: Course & speed as req' for entering Famagusta harbour.

3.15pm: Slow both.

3.30pm: Came to with Port anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 4 3/4 fathoms, bottom sand.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

5.55pm: Weighed. Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

6.15pm: Light 7 Red S 37 W, Course N 52 E, 68 revs.

6.30pm: Streamed both patent logs.

10.14pm: Sighted Klides (Islands) Light N 26* E.

10.46pm: 4 points.

11.05pm: Abeam 4.5', Course N 47* E.

pm: Starb' Watch on guard.

signed: P Hall-Thompson, Captain.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS PHILOMEL
Alexandretta Landings in Turkey

JP map Philomel Alexandretta

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5 February 1915

From Famagusta to Alexandretta at Sea

Lat 36.72, Long 36.16

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 3.

am: Port Watch on guard

4.30am: Starb Watch on guard.

6.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

6.24am: Hauled in patent logs. Course S 80* E

6.45am: Stopped to communicate with H.M.S. "Doris" (Talbot Class. Old Light Cruiser, JFS 1919)

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Proceeded N 47 1/2 E, 68 revs.

9.25am: Course N 62 1/2* E.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Exercised small arms companies.

10.00am: Course S 80* E.

10.15am: Course as req' for approaching Alexandretta.

11.00am: Course N 13* E.

11.20am: Increased to 68 revolutions.

11.30am: Course N 12 1/2* W.

12.10pm: Slow both.

12.20pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

12.36pm: Let go Port anchor off Koi-Chai and veered to 3 1/2 shackles in 9 fathoms. bottom mud.

1.20pm: Fired 11 Shrapnel, 9 Common shell at trenches.

1.46pm: Weighed.

1.55pm: Proceeded, Course & speed as req'.

2.20pm: Stopped, fired 6 Common Shell & 8 Lyddite at house on Hill.

2.35pm: Proceeded S 4 1/2* E, 70 revs.

4.20pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill, slow both.

4.26pm: Stopped.

4.28pm: Came to with Port anchor in 12 fathoms with 3 1/2 shackles, bottom mud.

6.10pm: Darkened ship. Burned searchlights.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

pm: Burnt searchlights at intervals of 10 mins.


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6 February 1915

Off Alexandretta

Lat 36.42, Long 35.87

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

4.30am: Port Watch at night defence.

6.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Tested life buoys, found correct.

9.20am: Weighed.

9.25am: Course N 80* W, 70 revs.

9.35am: Course S 62 1/2 W

10.20am: Reduced to 60 revs.

10.45am: Increased to 75 revs, Course S 41 1/2* W.

11.35am: Course & speed as req' for approaching Araus.

11.45am: Stopped.

11.55am: Opened fire on blockhouse. Fired 4 Common shell & 4 Lyddite shell

12.05pm: Proceeded N 18* W.

12.10pm: 68 Revs.

2.15pm: Course & speed as req' for Ayas Bay.

2.30pm: Slow both.

2.54pm: Stopped. Came to with Port Anchor with 2 shackles in 6 fathoms, bottom mud.

4.15pm: Fired 2 shrapnel shell at troops ashore.

5.20pm: Weighed.

5.33pm: Proceeded S 70* E, 75 revs.

6.10pm: Darkened ship.

7.40pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard

pm: Course as req' for anchoring.

8.10pm: Slow both.

8.20pm: Stopped.

8.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 11 1/2 fathoms with 4 shackles, bottom mud.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence. Burnt searchlights at intervals of 10 mins during the night.


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Duplicate Return of Death ....on board H.M.S. Philomel


Date of death

Name and surname of deceased

Sex

Age

Rank, Profession

8th February 1915

William Stanbury

Male

20 3/

Able Seaman, Royal Navy,


Nationality

Last place of abode

Cause of death

English

14, Peter Street, Plaistow, London

Killed in action on shore at Alexandretta, Asia Minor



Date of death

Name and surname of deceased

Sex

Age

Rank, Profession

10th February 1915

John Thomas Moreton

Male

25 2/

Able Seaman, Royal Navy,


Nationality

Last place of abode

Cause of death

English

90, Cornwall Rd, Brixton,SW

Died on board from wounds received in action, at Alexandretta, Asia Minor.

Signed: P Hall-Thompson, Captain.

Original forwarded to:

The Registrar General

Somerset House

London


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7 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskenderun

Lat 36.82, Long 36.13

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Port Watch at night defence

4.00am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

6.00am Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

9.29am: Weighed.

9.35am: Proceeded course as req', 72 revs.

9.45am: Divisions.

10.00am: Pillars of Jonas abeam 1', Course N 8* W.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.04am: Course N 51 W.

Noon: Course S 11* E

1.11pm: Course as req'.

1.34pm: Stopped.

1.30pm: Fired 16 Common shell at trenches and telegraph poles.

1.50pm: Proceeded S 53 W, 72 revs.

3.38pm: Course N 53* E.

4.15pm:Evenibg Quarters.

4.38pm: Course N 71 1/2 E.

5.00pm: Course as req' for anchoring.

5.05pm: Slow both.

5.10pm: Stopped.

5.15pm: Came to with Port anchor with 4 shackles in 9 fathoms, bottom mud.

6.00pm: Darkened ship.

6.30pm: Commenced burning searchlight & continued every 10 mins throughout night.

pm: Exercised Night Defence.

pm: Port Watch on guard.


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8 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskenderun

Lat 36.63, Long 36.16

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, & 4.

am: Secured and left guns cleared away for day action.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.35am: Fired 6 Shrapnel shell at troops ashore.

9.30am: Weighed.

9.45am: Proceeded as req' to Pillars of Jonas, 60 revs, Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

10.15am: Stopped both.

10.30am: Proceed as req' to Alexandretta.

10.50am: Hoisted flag of truce.

11.00am: Stopped. Minaret S 10 W 3 1/2 cables.

11.05 Handed letter to shore boat which came out under flag of truce.

11.15am: Proceeded N 2 W. Slow both.

2.15pm: Course S 10 1/2 E.

2.20pm: 42 revs.

3.15pm: Increased to 75 revs. Course South.

3.10pm: Course S 45* E.

3.15pm Course & speed as req' for approaching Jonas Pillars.

4.00pm: 1st Cutter left ship with armed party to attempt to intercept convoy of Mules & see what packs contained.

pm: Lost during landing operations, Saw Cross cut 1 in Number, Hatchets 2 in number, Axes Canadian 1.

4.00pm: Party ambushed by enemy.

4.20pm: Enemy commenced firing on landing party.

4.20 to 5.30pm: Fired 79 shrapnel shell, 18 Common shell & 9 Lyddite shell at supposed positions of enemy.

5.37pm: Came to with Starb anchor & veered to 2 shackles in 6 fathoms.

6.05pm: Landing party returned, Casualties Wm Stanbury, AB O.N 817276 killed. Wm E. Knowles, Sea R.N.R. O.N. NZ663 dangerously wounded (Later died). Alfred T. Litham AB, O.N. 87867 seriously wounded. A. B. G. Spiller AB, O.N. 817882. S. Campbell AB, O.N. 175971 wounded. J.T. Moreton AB, O.N. 234721 missing.

7.30pm: Exercised General Quarters. Whaler left with volunteer crew to pick up wounded man.

9.35pm: Whaler returned to ship, after careful search of vicinity where wounded man was last seen, by searchlight, having found no trace of him.

11.00pm: Starb Watch at night defence stations.

pm: Fires in Steam Cutter 11 2/3 hrs.


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9 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskenderun

Lat 36.65, Long 36.16

Boilers alight Nos 1, 3 & 4.

am: Searchlights searching shore. Sighted wounded man.

12.55am: Able Seaman William Knowles R.N.R. O.N. N.Z. 663 departed this life from wounds received during landing operations.

1.20am: Whaler left ship with 1 Officer & 12 man, volunteer crew to bring off wounded man.

2.30am: Whaler returned bringing off John T Moreton Able Seaman O.N. 234721, dangerously wounded.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

5.55am: Weighed.

6.00am: Proceeded S 34 W, slow both.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.25am: Course N 34 E.

8.00am: Course as req' for approaching Alexandretta.

8.25am: Stopped, Flag of truce hoisted ashore. Boat bearing flag of truce came off with letter.

8.30am: Course as req' for approaching Pillars of Jonas.

am: Steaming slow between Pillars of Jonas and Alexandretta.

1.00pm: Course N 79* W. Light F Alexandretta S 5 1/2* W 1 1/4".

pm: Piped down.

3.50pm: Stopped head to wind.

4.10pm: Held funeral service and committed to the Sea the bodies of Able Seaman Wm. E. Knowles O.N. NZ 663 & Wm. Stanbury Able Seaman O.N. J17876.

4.21pm: Proceeded S 79* E, 70 revolutions.

5.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.50pm: Slow both. Course as req'

6.00pm: Stopped.

6.05pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 11 fathoms with 4 shackles, bottom mud.

pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 12 hrs.

pm: Burnt searchlight at intervals on 10 mins during night, searching beach, road and sea.


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10 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskenderun

Lat 36.60, Long 36.16

Boilers alight Nos 1, 3, & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

4.00am: Weighed.

4.07am: Proceeded N 9* W, 70 revs

5.10am: Slow both.

5.15am Course S 9* E.

6.00am: Secured and left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship. John T. Moreton, Able Seaman O.N. 234721 died from wounds received whilst landing.

7.30am: Course S 46* E. Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.45am: Course N 56* E

11.10am: Alexandretta Light. F. abeam 1'. Course N 37 1/2* E

Noon: Course N 1/2* E.

12.38pm: Course as req' for approaching shore.

1.10pm: Stopped.

1.35pm: Proceeded S 36* W. Slow both.

2.07pm: Course S 4* E.

2.20pm: Hoisted flag of truce.

2.30pm: Stopped. Boat came off & received letter.

2.50pm: Hauled down flag of truce & proceeded N 79* W, 70 revs.

2.55pm: Alexandretta Light. F. S 30* W, 6 cables.

4.00pm: Stopped both. Held burial service and committed to the Sea the body of John T. Moreton, Able Seaman, O.N. 234721

4.15pm: Proceeded S 79* E, full speed.

5.10pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

5.15pm: Hoisted flag of truce, stopped both and sent letter ashore.

5.30pm: Proceeded N 11* E, slow. Exercised night defence.

5.50pm: Darkened ship.

6.37pm: Course S 50 1/2* W.

9.00pm: Course N 79 W.

11.15pm: Course N 41* E.

pm: Burnt searchlights till 9.00pm.

signed: P Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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11 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskenderun

Lat 36.74, Long 35.83

Boilers alight Nos 1, 3 & 4.

am: Fires in steam cutter 6 1/2 hrs.

3.10am: Course N 31* E.

4.45am: Course as req'.

6.20am: Stopped both.

6.25am: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 fathoms with 2 shackles, bottom sand.

6.47am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as req', slow both.

8.16am: Course S 4* E, Tumulus abeam 1', revs 100.

9.10am: Course as req' for approaching Alexandretta.

9.30am: Stopped. Hoisted flag of truce, boat came from ashore and received letter.

9.35am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.38am:Proceeded.

9.48am: Course N 69 1/2 W, 100 revs, Light. F. Alexandretta, S %* E, 9 cables.

11.15am: Course N 2* W.

11.25am: Stopped.

11.46am Slow.

11.49am: Course S 72* E, 100revs.

1.22pm: Slow both.

1.25pm: Pillars of Jonas, East 5 cables, course N 19 W.

2.35pm: Course S 19* E.

pm: Piped down.

3.30pm: Course S 7* W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

pm: Course as req'.

5.05pm: Pillars of Jonas N 88* E 1.25', Course N 10 W.

pm: Exercised night defence.

6.00pm: Darkened ship, Course S 10* E.

6.30pm: Pillars of Jonas N 80* E, 9 cables, course S 54 W.

9.00pm: Course N 58 1/2 E.

pm: Burnt searchlight searching shore & road until 9.00pm.

11.00pm: Course N 76 W.


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12 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskanderun

Lat 36.60, Long 36.16

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.00: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

2.15am: Course N 41* E.

am: Fires in steam cutter 6 1/2 hrs.

5.20am: Course N 63* E

5.35am: Course & speed as req' for approaching shore.

6.00am: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

6.15am: Stopped both.

6.25am: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms with 2 1/2 shackles, bottom mud.

am: Lowered steam cutter & whaler.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.15am: Weighed.

8.30am: Veered to 1 shackle.

9.25am: Steam Cutter with cutter in tow went in & brought off Secret Agent previously landed, also two refugees.

9.55am: Weighed.

10.04am: Proceeded S 18' E, half speed.

10.07am: Full speed.

11.05 Course South.

11.25am: Hoisted flag of truce. Stopped both.

11.35am: Boat came off from shore under flag of truce and took letter ashore.

12.06pm: Sloe ahead, N 3* W.

pm: Piped down.

3.10pm: Course S 5* E, Increased to 60 revs.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.20pm Increased to 75 revs, Course as req' for approaching Alexandretta.

4.47pm: Stopped both. Hoisted flag of truce. Boat came off from shore with a letter.

5.10pm: Stopped.

5.13pm: Came to with Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms with 4 shackles, bottom mud.

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.10pm: Two guns bearing on road, manned and kept manned all night, burnt searchlights continuously during night.


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13 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskanderun

Lat 36.60, Long 36.17

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4.

6.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

6.10am: Shortened in.

6.20am: Weighed.

6.30am: Proceeded S 78 1/2 W, 70 revs.

6.37am: Light F Alexandretta South 1 1/4'.

6.45am: Slow both.

6.55am: Course as req'.

7.00am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat and sent Boarding Officer on board S.S. "Bulgaria". Hands cleaning ship.

7.40am: Boarding Officer returned. Hoisted seaboat, Proceeded N 78 1/2 E slow

8.10am: Course S 59 W.

9.00am: Course N 59 E. Hands cleaning ship.

9.50am: Course & speed as req'.

10.00am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat, boarded S.S. "Bulgaria".

10.13am: Hoisted cutter. Light F Alexandretta S 84 E .2° Course N 45 1/2 E. Slow both.

Noon: Course & speed as req' for closing Pillars of Jonas.

12.20pm: Pillars of Jonas 9 cables.

12.25pm: Course N 9* W.

2.35pm: Course S 9* E.

4.00pm: Course S 70* E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters. Physical drill.

4.45pm: Course as req'.

4.50pm: Fired 1 Shrapnel & 1 Common shell at trench.

4.55pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

5.15pm: Stopped both.

5.20pm: Came to with Starb' anchor with 5 1/2 shackles in 12 fathoms, bottom mud.

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.00pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Burnt searchlights and kept two guns manned throughout the night.


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14 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskanderun

Lat 36.60, Long 36.16

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4.

6.00am: Secured, left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Flag of truce hoisted ashore.

9.22am: Weighed.

9.35pm: Proceeded as req'.

9.50am: 60 revolutions.

9.45am: Divisions, prayers.

10.30am: Stopped both.

10.50am: Boat came off from shore with letter.

am: Light F Alexandretta S 68* W .76'.

1.30pm: Proceeded N 11* E, 60 revs.

pm: Piped down.

2.00pm: Course N 9 1/28 W.

2.30pm: Course N 3 1/2 W.

3.10pm: Course S 3 1/2 * E

3.40pm: Course S 22 E.

4.08pm: Course S 55* E.

4.16pm: Course South.

4.20pm: Course as req' for anchoring.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.47pm: Slow both.

4.50pm: Stopped both.

4.54pm: Came to with Port anchor with 4 1/2 shackles in 10 fathoms, bottom mud.

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.00pm: Exercised night defence, and kept searchlight burning, one at a time searching road and two gun's crews closed up throughout the night.


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15 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskanderun.

Lat 36.67, Long 36.18

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.30am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

6.00am: Secured and left guns cleared away for day action.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands as req', Guns crews at loader.

11.10am: Weighed.

11.30am: Proceeded N 19 1/2* E, 60 revs.

11.50am: Course N 7 1/2 W

1.05pm: Course S 7 1/2* E, piped down.

1.55pm: Course S 25 E

2.15pm: Course S 50 1/2 W.

3.20pm: Course N 59 1/2* E.

3.57pm: Light F. Alexandretta S 13* E .8'.

4.10pm: Course N 33 E.

4.15pm: Evening quarters.

4.20pm: Course (a/c) N 22 E

pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

4.37pm: Secured.

4.30pm: Course N 29 W.

4.45pm: Course S 2* W.

5.00pm: Course as req' for anchoring.

5.12pm: Slow both.

5.15pm: Stopped.

5.20pm: Came to Port anchor in 10 1/2 fathoms with 5 shackles, bottom mud.

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

6.00pm: Commenced burning searchlights, searched road continuously throughout the night and kept two gun's crews closed up.


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16 February 1915

At Gulf of Iskanderun

Lat 36.27, Long 35.68

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

5.50am: Sighted H.M.S. "Bacchante". (ed. Armoured Cruiser, 22 knot, completed 1902, JFS 1906/07)

6.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

7.50am: H.M.S. "Bacchante" arrived and anchored.

9.15am: Weighed.

9.35am: Proceeded speed as req', N 75 1/2 W

9.38am: Commenced working up to 105 revolutions.

9.50am: Course S 52 W. Light F. Alexandretta S 52 E 1 3/4'.

9.55am Streamed both patent logs.

9.45am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

11.00am: Course S 44 W.

11.42am: Course S 30 1/2 W.

Noon: Increased to 107 revolutions.

pm: Piped down.

3.10pm: Deviation (Compass) 1* 15' E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

5.45pm: Darkened ship.

5.55pm: Exercised Night defence.

6.10pm: Dispersed.

pm: Starb Watch on Guard.


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17 February 1915

From Alexandretta to Port Said at Sea

Lat 31.7, Long 32.6

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

6.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for day action.

7.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course S 28 W.

8.10am: Reduced to 88 revolutions. Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

9.30am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Hands cleaning ship, Gunners party scrubbing out magazines.

1.00pm: Hauled in patent logs.

1.40pm: Course S 12 W.

2.10pm: Stopped.

2.20pm: Pilot boarded. Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

3.05pm: Let go Port anchor and veered to 4 shackles.

3.10pm: Secured stern to Navy House jetty.

3.30pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm.

pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch and 1st part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Capt.


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18 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 3 & No 1.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling ship.

7.00am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship.

12.45pm: Completed coaling, 325 tons.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship & scrubbing canvas gear.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 6.30pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

7.00pm: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.


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19 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 3.

am: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: R.N.R. training class at Field exercise.

am: Hands cleaning ship and as req''.

1.15pm: Gunnery training class at Field Exercise.

1.25pm: Hands hoisting out empty ammunition cases & cleaning ship.

2.45pm: Tested lifebuoys, 1 defective.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6,30pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/2 hours.


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20 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 6.30pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.


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21 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 4.

am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Tested Starb lifebuoy and found correct.

9.15am: Landed R.C. Church party 17, Wesleyans 7, Presbyterians 3.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Sent C. of E. Church party on board H.M.S. "Swiftsure" (ed. Battleship, 1904, 20 knots, JFS 1906/7)

am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

Noon: H.M.S. "Clio" sailed. (ed. Old Sloop, 1900/3, 13 1/4 knots, JFS 1919)

Noon: H.M.S. "Euryalus" arrived. (ed. Old Cruiser, 1901, 21 knots, converted to Minelayer, JFS 1919)

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.60pm. Petty Officers till 7.30pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

10.40pm: H.M.S. "Doris" arrived. (ed. Old Light Cruiser, 1896, 19.5 knots, Talbot Class, JFS 1919)


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22 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Landed every available man for route march.

11.20am: Landing party returned.

1.25pm: Gunnery training class at Field Exercise. Remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 6.30pm. P.O's till 7.30pm

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 15 Starb watch till 9.00pm.

8.20pm: H.M.S. "Ocean" arrived and anchored. (ed. Battleship, 1899, 18 1/4 knots, Canopus Class, Comp' 750, JFS 1906)


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23 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Gunlayers training class landed for Field Exercise.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Hands blacking down aloft and as req'.

10.20am; H.M.S. "Doris" sailed.

1.15pm: Gunnery training class at Field Exercise

3.15pm: Tested Starb lifebuoy and found correct.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm.

5.50pm: Sailed H.M.S. "Ocean".

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

7.30pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Minerva" (ed. Cruiser, 1895, 19 knots, Eclipse Class, Comp' 450, JFS 1906/7)


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24 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4.

am: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 2 boilers.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: Russian Cruiser "Askold" arrived. (ed. Cruiser, 1900, 23 knots, Complement 580, JFS 1906/7)

8.30am: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.20am: Hands cleaning sail room and as req'.

am: Gunnery Training Class at Field Exercise.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.

1.25pm: Hands clearing sail room and as req', Gunnery training class at Field Exercise.

2.30pm: Tested Port lifebuoy & found correct.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 6.30pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

9.30pm: H.M.S. "Minerva" sailed.


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25 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.50am: Landed Gunnery Training class for Field Exercise.

9.05am: Landed company for small arm drill, remainder of hands painting out sail room and as req'.

11.40am: Landing party returned.

1.25pm: Gunnery Training class landed for Field Exercise, Hands as req'

2.15pm: Italian cruiser "Marco Polo" sailed. (ed. Belted Cruiser, 1892, 18 knots, Complement 394, JFS 1906/7)

pm: French battleship "Henri IV" arrived and anchored. (ed. Coast Defence Battleship, 1899, 17 knots, Comp' 460,

JFS 1906/7).

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.05pm: H.M.S. "Swiftsure" sailed.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm.

6.30pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch till 9.00pm.


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26 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Exercised Action.

9.50am: Secured.

10.10am: Landed Gunnery training class for Field Exercise, hands scrubbing canvas gear, painting out sail room and as req'.

1.15pm: Gunnery Training class landed for instruction, Hands painting out sail room and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 9.00pm.


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27 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Aired night clothing.

9.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.45am: Russian Cruiser "Askold" sailed.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 6.30pm.

5.15pm: H.M.S. "Bacchante" arrived.

5.50pm: French battleship "Henri IV" sailed.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in Steam cutter 18 1/6 hours.


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28 February 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Landed R.C. Church party (20), Wesleyans 6 & Presbyterians 5.

9.30am: Held divine service.

10.00am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 & 2 boilers.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb watch till 6.30pm>

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in Steam cutter 16 1/2 hrs.



LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 3 & 4.

12.00am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.35am: H.M.S. "Proserpine" entered harbour.

9.15am: Shortened in.

9.25am: Weighed, proceeded course and speed as req' for leaving harbour.

10.00am: Stopped, dropped pilot.

10.06am: Came to with Port anchor with 5 1/2 shackles in 6 1/2 fathoms, bottom mud & sand. Gunnery training


class at instruction, Port Watch restowing sail room. Starb Watch reeling up hawsers.

pm: Piped down.

pm: Lit fires in No 1 boiler

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.15pm: Exercised Night Defence.

pm: Port Watch on Guard.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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2 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

5.00am: Dispersed.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Inspection of bedding.

9.45am: Gunnery Training class to instruction, hands painting mess deck and as req'.

pm: Piped down.

3.15pm: Boarded S.S. "Rembrandt"

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.15pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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3 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

5.00am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Boarded S.S. "Lauruim"

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Gunnery training class at instruction. Galley and 2nd cutters away boat sailing, remainder painting mess deck and as req'.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.30pm: H.M.S. "Euryalus" sailed. (ed. Old Cruiser, 1901, 21 knots, partially converted to a Minelayer, JFS 1919)

6.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

6.15pm: Exercised Night defence.

8.00pm: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

pm: Port Watch on guard, 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout night.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.


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4 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch on guard.

5.00am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Shortened in.

9.20am Weighed.

9.33am: Proceeded as req'.

9.40am: Stopped, dropped target.

9.50am: Proceeded as req' for 1" aiming practice.

11.15am: finished firing. Picked up target. Proceeded to buoy.

11.30am: Secured to buoy.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.15pm: Exercised night defence.

7.00pm: H.M.S. "Minerva" arrived.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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5 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.3, Long 32.

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.05am: Landed 8 hands to draw stores and ammunition.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands painting mess deck, boat sailing, and ad req'.

am: Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

12.15pm: Watch ammunitioning ship.

pm: Piped down.

4.35pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Port Watch on guard. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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6 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch on guard.

5.00am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.45am: Starb Watch ammunitioning ship.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns and searchlight manned throughout the night.


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7 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Lit fires in No 1 boiler, let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Prayers.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: French flag ship "Jaureguiberry" sailed. (ed. Battleship, 17 knots, 1893, I.H.P.15,931, Comp' 607, JFS 1906/7)

4.30pm: Hospital ship "Silicia" sailed.

6.15pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Port Watch on guard, 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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8 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

12.15am: H.M.S. "Minerva" sailed.

am: Starb Watch on guard

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.25am; Cutters, galley and whalers away sailing, remainder painting mess decks.

11.00am: Boarded Danish ship "Natal".

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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9 March 1915

A Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, & 3.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am; Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.25am: Hands painting mess decks, 1st cutters away sailing, testing torpedoes, guns crews at loader and Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.15pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Port Watch on guard. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.00pm: Boarded Swedish steamer "Geddo"


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10 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands preparing torpedoes for running, painting mess deck ans as req'.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

pm: Piped down.

3.35pm: Boarded S.S. "Wirral".

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.15pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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11 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.20am: Slipped.

8.25am: Proceeded course as req' for running torpedoes, 90 revs.

8.50am: Dropped target.

9.15am: Target sank. Stopped.

9.25am: Dropped target, proceeded.

9.45am: Fired 1st torpedo.

10.00am: Completed 2nd run.

10.15am: Hoisted in two torpedoes.

10.40am: Fired & lost torpedo, stopped.

10.55am: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms with 3 1/2 shackles, bottom mud.

Noon: Diving party left ship

pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 boat anchor, mark buoys, reindeer hair 2 in number

pm: Divers diving for torpedo from sailing Pinnace.

pm: 1st & 2nd cutters away sweeping.

4.20pm: Unrigged diving gear.

6.15pm: Cutters returned. Hoisted boats.

6.35pm: Exercised night defence.


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12 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: French cruiser "D'Entrecasteaux" arrived. (ed. Cruiser, 18 knots, 1896, Comp' 521, 13,500 HP, JFS 1906/7)

9.00am; Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Exercised Gunlayers.

9.40am: Secured.

9.45am: Hands painting mess decks and as req'.

1.15pm: 1st & 2nd cutters away sweeping.

pm: Cutters away sweeping for torpedo.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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13 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.05am: Cutters away sweeping for torpedo.

8.50am: H.M.S. "Doris" arrived.

9.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

12.03pm: Cutters away sweeping for torpedo.

2.00pm: French battleship "St Louis" arrived. (ed. Charlemagne Class, 18 knots, 1896, Comp' 631, HP 14,500. JFS 1906)

3.30pm: Rigged and sent away cutter with divers.

4.20pm: Evening Quarters.

5.50pm: Divers returned.

6.20pm: Exercised night defence.

6.35pm: Weighed.

6.42pm: Proceeded as req' for anchoring off Port Said.

7.10pm: Stopped.

7.15pm: Let go Port anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms & veered to 4 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & mud.

pm: Port Watch on guard, 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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14 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

4.00pm: Shortened in.

4.10pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for entering Port Said.

4.40pm: Stopped.

4.55pm: Let go Port anchor & veered to 5 1/2 shackles.

5.10pm: Secured stern to Navy House wharf.

pm: Canteen leave to Starb Watch 6.00pm till 9.00pm.

5.18pm: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 6 1/2 hours.


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15 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: Read warrant No 11.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands painting cable deck, refitting boats and as req'.

10.45am: H.M.S. "Proserpine" sailed. (ed. Small Cruiser, 1896, 19/17 knots, Comp' 224, 7,000 HP. JFS 1906/7)

1.25pm: Hands painting mess decks, refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

pm: Canteen leave to Port Watch 6.00pm till 9.00pm.

10.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/2 hrs.


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16 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

9.00am: Hands painting mess decks, refitting and as req'.

1.25pm: Hands painting cable deck refitting and as req.

2.00pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

2.30pm: T.B. 044 secured alongside. (ed. Old Boats of no fighting valve, Thornycroft, 60 tons, 16 knots. JFS 1906/7)

2.35pm: T.B. 043 secured alongside.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7,00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

5.00pm: Landed patrol.

pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Port Watch 6.00pm till 9.00pm.

8.40pm: Patrol returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 5 3/4 hrs.


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17 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: H.M.S. "Doris" and 6 torpedo boats sailed.

9.00am: Hands painting out torpedo flat, turning boats falls and as req'.

am: Torpedo training class at instruction.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson, Captain.

1.30pm: Torpedo training class at instruction, Hands refitting boats falls, painting torpedo flat and as req'.

4.oopm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in Steam cutter 16 3/4 hrs.


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18 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No1.

3.05am: French Cruiser "Montcalm" arrived. (ed. Armoured Cruiser, Montcalm Class, 1900, 21 knots, 19,600HP, comp' 612, JFS 1906/7)

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.50am: French battleship "Henri IV" arrived. (ed. Coast Defence B/S, 1899, 17 knots, 11,500HP, comp' 460, JFS 1906/7).

7.10am: H.M.S. "Euryalus" arrived.

8.45am: Torpedo training class at instruction, Hands drawing provisions and as req'.

1.25pm: Hands provisioning ship and as req', Torpedo training class at instruction.

3.30pm: Store lighter cast off.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb' Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm. Landed patrol.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.


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19 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 1.

5.15am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.10am: Commenced coaling ship, native labour.

6.30am; Hands as req'.

8.40am: Hands as req'.

10.30am: Finished coaling.

10.55am: Coaling lighters cast off, Starb Watch scrubbing coaling screen.

1.10pm: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Special leave to Port Watch from 4.30pm till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Starb Watch 6.00pm till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 hrs.


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20 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

pm: General leave to Starb Watch 1.00pm till 7.00pm, P.O's 8.00pm.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

7.40pm: Patrol returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 3/4 hrs.


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21 March 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: French man-of-war "D'Entrecasteaux" arrived. (ed. Cruiser, 1896, 18 knots, HP 13,500, comp' 521, JFS 1906/7).

9.15am: Landed R.C's 21, Wesleyans 9, Presbyterians 3.

9.30am: Held divine service on board.

11.15am: Hands to muster by open list.

1.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/3 hrs.


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22 March 1915

From Port Said to Great Bitter Lake at Sea

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight

5.40pm: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Torpedo training class at instruction.

am: hands as req'

Noon: French battleship "Henri IV" sailed.

12.20pm: Shortened in.

12.43pm: Weighed.

1.00pm: Proceeded course and speed as req' for canal.

2.25pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill.

6.15pm: Came to with Port anchor with 1 shackle in 4 fathoms.

7.35pm: Weighed and proceeded as req' for canal.

9.37pm: Let go Port anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms & veered to 2 shackles in Great Bitter Lake.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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23 March 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Torpedo training class at instruction, guns crews at divisional drill, remainder of hands as req'.

pm: piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.25pm: Exercised Fire stations.

6.35pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

signed: P. Hall-Thompson,


24 to 31 March 1915 not included


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MONTHLY LOG BOOKS – APRIL 1ST 1915 TO MARCH 31ST 1917



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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knots

tons

dist tons coal, knots

date obtained

At authorised power with Natural draught = the unit

16.3

4.4

3.7

26/9/13

"With all despatch" (Max power for 24 hours) 4/5s

not recorded

"With despatch" (Max seagoing speed while coal lasts) 3/5s

14.2

2.6

5.4

27/9/13

"With moderate despatch" 2/5s

12.9

2.0

6.5

29/11/97

"At ordinary speed" 1/5s

10.0

1.3

7.7

17/6/14

"At most economical speed" determined by trial & weather

7.9

.9

8.7

19 -24/5/14



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1 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Port Watch on guard

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Small arm Companies, Torpedo training class at instruction.

10.10am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear and as req'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.30pm: Hands to bathe

pm: Fires in steam cutter 11 1/4 hrs.

6.45pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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2 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.55am: Prayers.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.25pm: Hands to bathe.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 10 3/4 hrs.

6.45pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Port Watch on guard.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

9.00pm: Burnt searchlight on Eastern shore for 1 hour.


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3 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship and painting whalers.

10.00am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.35pm: Hands to bathe.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 11 1/4 hrs.

6.45pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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4 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Other: Burnt searchlight for quarter hour searching Eastern Shore

Other: Burnt searchlight on Eastern Shore for 25min


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5 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.50am: Hoisted steam cutter.

am: Fires in steam cutter 3 1/2 hrs.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.40am: Secured.

9.55am: Stations & supplied gear for out Stream anchor.

10.10am: Replaced gear.

10.20am: Night defence guns crews to loader, remainder of hands as req'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Weighed.

4.20pm: Proceeded as req' for Southern end of Great Bitter Lake.

5.35pm: Stopped both.

5.40pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms with 4 1/2 shackles.

6.45pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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6 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Port Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

10.05am: Weighed.

10.07am: Proceeded course as req', 75 revs for Northern end of Great Bitter Lake.

10.50am: Slow both.

10.59am: Stopped.

11.03am: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 fathoms with 3 1/2 shackles, bottom mud & sand.

am: Torpedo & acting S.Gs classes at instruction, remainder as req'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.45pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: Port Watch on guard. 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 5 hrs.


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7 April 1915

At Great Bitter Lake

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

am: Starb Watch on guard.

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Torpedo & act S.G's training classes at instruction, remainder hands painting whaler, cleaning sown aloft and cleaning ships side.

pm: Piped down.

4.14pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.30pm: Hands to bathe.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 12 3/4 hrs

6.45pm: Exercised Night defence

pm: Starb Watch on guard. 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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8 April 1915

From Great Bitter Lake to Port Said in Canal

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 3.

am: Port Watch on guard.

am: Starb Watch on guard.

am: Secured.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Torpedo and act' S.G's class ai instruction.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill. Hands paint whaler, refitting boats falls & as req'.

am: Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

11.00am:Weighed.

11.40am: Proceeded course & speed as req' for Suez Canal with Port Engine.

pm: Course & speed as req' for Canal, Port engine.

2.55pm: Secured to West bank.

pm: Hands working hawsers.

4.35pm: Proceeded as req'.

4.00pm: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

pm: Course & speed as req' for canal.

8.00pm: Secured to West bank of Canal, kilometre 14.

8.15pm: Slipped. Proceeded as req'.

8.40pm: Exercised Night defence. Returned ammunition.

9.08pm: Stopped.

9.10pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 fathoms with 5 shackles.

9.20pm: Secured stern to Navy House Wharf. Discharged Pilot.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in No 1 & 2 boilers.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 3/4 hrs.


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9 April 1915

at Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Hands unreeving boats falls.

9.00am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction. Hands refitting boats falls, drawing stores and as req'.

11.05am: H.M.S. "Bacchante" arrived. (ed. Armoured Cruiser, Cressy Class, 1901, 22 knots, 21,000HP, comp' 700, JFS 1906/7)

1.25am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction, remainder hands refitting boats falls & as req'.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00pm P.O's till 8.00pm.

pm: Canteen leave to 20 hands of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 3/4 hrs.


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10 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Landed escort with prisoner from "Euryalus". (ed. Armoured Cruiser, Cressy Class, 1901, 22 knots, 21,000HP, comp' 700, JFS 1906/7).

7.45am: Sailed H.M.S. "Bacchante"

8.25am: H.M.S. "Euryalus" sailed.

9.00am: Divisions. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm>

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Proserpine" shifted berth.

pm: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Let fires die out in No3 boiler.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/2 hrs.

11.10pm: Escort returned.


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11 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Landed R.C. Church party 9, Presbyterians 3, & Wesleyans 1.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

12.45pm: Landed escort.

1.00pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

2.55pm: Escort returned with prisoner.

4.30pm: Landed patrol.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Canteen leave to part of Watch till 9.00pm.

7.10pm: Patrol returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 3/4 hrs.


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12 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boiler light No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: French cruiser "D'Entrecasteaux" arrived.

9.00pm: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.30pm: Hands cleaning boats and refitting. Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction.

1.30pm: Gunnery & Torpedo classes at instruction, hands preparing for coaling and as req'.

3.50pm: Discharged Mr. Barry, Warrant Writer to S.S. "Arabia".

pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.


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13 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling ship.

5.50am: Coaling ship, native labour.

7.45am: Finished coaling, 105 tons.

8.30am: Coal lighters cast off.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Gunnery training class at instruction.

1.10pm: Hands cleaning ship and as req'.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

Landed patrol

pm: Canteen leave to 2nd part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

7.35pm: Patrol returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/2 hrs.


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14 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gunnery training at instruction. Remainder of hands as requisite.

10.15am: Landed small arm company for drill.

11.15am: Company returned.

1.10pm: Hands not landing cleaning out mining room.

3.00pm: Landed small arm company.

4.30pm: Landing party returned.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.30pm, P.O's till 9.30pm. Canteen leave to 2nd part of Starb Watch till 9.30pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 hrs.


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15 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Gunnery training class at instruction.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Starb Watch "Out Collision Mat". Port Watch "Out Kedge anchor".

9.30am: Replaced gear.

9.45am: Hands as req', gun's crews at loader drill.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Goliath" and 2 river gunboats arrived. (ed. Battleship, Canopus Class, 1899, 181/4 knots, 13,500HP, comp' 750, Torpedoed, sank in the Dardanelles, JFS 1906/7 & 1919)

1.15pm: Landed Gunnery Training class for instruction.

1.25pm: Hands cleaning boats and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to 1st part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

7.20pm: Patrol returned.

8.15pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/4 hrs.


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16 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters

9.40am: Secured.

am: Landed Gunnery Training class for instruction, Hands oiling down stays and rigging as req'.

pm: Lit fires in No 3 Boiler.

1.30pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction. Hands oiling down rigging and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm. Landed patrol.

6.00pm: Canteen leave to 1st part of Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.

9.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Goliath"


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17 April 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship and drawing stores for gunboats.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00pm, P.O's till 8.00pm.

pm: Canteen leave to Starb Watch till 9.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.


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18 April 1915

At Port Said to Suez

Lat 30.58, Long 32.28

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

12.00: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: Took pilot on board.

am: Shortened in.

8.15am: Weighed.

8.20am: Proceeded course & speed as req' for canal.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

pm: Course & speed as req for canal.

1.30pm: Stopped off Ismailia, changed pilots.

1.50pm: Proceeded.

pm: Passed French cruisers "Montcalm" & "Requin" (ed. Montcalm, Armoured Cruiser, 1900, Montcalm Class, 21 knots, 19,600HP, comp' 612. Requin, Coast Service Battleship, 1885, 13/15 knots, 6.000HP, comp' 381, JFS 1906/7)

pm: Course & speed as req' for Suez Canal.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.00pm: Passed French cruiser "Desaix". (ed. Armoured Cruiser, 1901, 21 knots, 17,000HP, comp' not specified, JFS 1906/7)

7.45pm: Came to in Suez Bay with Starb anchor in 4 fathoms with 2 shackles, bottom mud.


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19 April 1915

At Suez Bay

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Sent Carpenters & E.R.A's (Engine Room Artificers) to work on gunboats.

9.12am: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

9.00am: Weighed. Shifted berth.

9.05am: Let go Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms & veered to 2 shackles, bottom mud & sand.

9.10am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: Gunnery training class at instruction, Boats away sailing, remainder of hands as req'

11.30am: R.I.M.S. "Dufferin" sailed. (ed. Royal Indian Marine Troopship, 1904, 7457 tons, 19 knots, 9800HP, JFS 1919)

12.45am: Sent working party of 11 hands to gunboats.

1.25pm: Hands as req', Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Gunnery training class at instruction.

pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/2 hrs.


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20 April 1915

At Suez Bay

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

am: Hands as req', working in gunboats, Gunnery Training class at instruction, Gunlayers at deflection teacher, guns crews at loader.

1.30pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. Hands away working in gunboats and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.30pm: Hoisted steam cutter.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/4 hrs.


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21 April 1915

From Suez to Aden at Sea

Lat 29.5, Long 32.6

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

2.00am: Lit fires in No4 boiler.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Taking gunboat in tow.

8.10am: Weighed. Proceeded course & speed as req' in company with collier "Silverwings" with gunboats in tow.

9.11am: Newpost RR Light House, N 7* E 2 cables, course S 7 W, 65 revs.

9.30am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Increase to 67 revs.

10.35am: Course S 21 E. Hands spreading awnings. training class at instruction.

11.40am: Increase to 69 revs.

12.45pm: Increase to 71 revs.

12.51pm: 72 revs.

1.05pm: 70 revs.

1.13pm: 68 revs.

2.10pm: 69 revs.

pm: Hands make and mend.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.22pm: Slow both.

4.45pm: 65 revs.

5.00pm: 67 revs.

5.25pm: Deviation 0* 20' W.

6.15pm: Course S 25* E.

6.25pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

8.35pm: Ras Gharib Light 4 points.

8.56pm: Abeam 3'. course S 40* W.

11.35pm: Ashrafi Light S 38* E.


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22 April 1915

From Port Said to Aden at Sea

Lat 26.9, Long 34.3

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 20 mins.

1.30am: Course S 501/2 E.

1.50am: Reduced to 66 revs.

2.50am: Ashrafi Light House abeam 2.8'.

3.00am: Course S 47 E.

5.30am: Course S 251/2 E.

6.25am: Shadwan Island Light abeam.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.45am: Deviation 0* 10' E.

8.50am: Observed that gunboat to be getting deep in water aft & lifting the bow.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill.

9.40am: Slow both. Gunnery Training class to instruction, Hands rigging ridge ropes and spreading awnings.

9.30am: Streamed oil bags from weather quarter.

9.40am: Course S 39 W.

am: Endeavoured to get shelter for gunboat at Safaja, she was apparently remaining in a condition with after part of Upper Deck submerged. Sea too much for boat work.

10.28am: Gunboat listed heavily. Stopped.

10.35am: Gunboat capsized. Hauled in hawsers.

10.50am: Slow ahead.

10.52am: Stopped.

10.56am: Slow astern.

10.57am: Stopped.

11.04am: Slow ahead.

11.05am: Gunboat sank, cut away Starb hawser. Hauled in Port hawser which had parted.

11.18am: Proceeded S 521/2 E, 80 revs.

11.21am: Course S 381/2 E.

12.30pm: Course S 28 E.

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: Sighted Brothers Light House. S 60* E.

3.46pm: 75 revs.

3.47pm: 65 revs.

4.00pm: Course S 251/2 E.

4.04pm: Slow ahead.

4.15pm: As req' for closing collier.

4.30pm: Sent boat away to examine gunboat in tow of collier. Found upper deck dry but 3 inches of water in after compartment, apparently leaked through bottom which was bailed out.

4.30pm: Swing ship for deviation.

5.30pm: Completed swinging, closed collier.

6.00pm: Hoisted sea boat.

6.10pm: Proceeded S 251/2 E, 65 revs.

6.25pm: Exercised night defence.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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Deviation

{ 26* 15' N,


{ 34* 45' E

North

0° 10' E

NNE

0° 25'

NE

0. 00

ENE

0. 05

East

0. 10 W

ESE

0. 30

SE

0. 40

SSE

0. 40

South

0. 15

SSW

0.10

SW

0.40 E

WSW

1* 00'

West

0. 50

WNW

0.40

NW

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NNW

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23 April 1915

From Suez to Aden at Sea

Lat 24.1, Long 35.9

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

2.00am: Turned searchlight on gunboat, apparently all correct.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course S 33 E.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gunnery training class at Morris tube practice

9.45am: Exercised small arm companies.

9.56am: Slow both.

10.08am: Half speed. Dropped astern to examine gunboat. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Remainder of hands as req'

12.12pm: Course S 43 E.

12.30pm: Sighted St. John's Island, S 25 E.

1.00pm: Course S 33 E, piped down.

4.05pm: Course S 45 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.43pm: Course S 16 E.

4.53pm: Course & speed as req' for approaching St. John's Island.

5.05pm: Slow.

5.06pm: Stopped. Sent boat to examine gunboat, found 3" water in after compartment & water in dynamos compartment. Leaked through bottom, bailed for 11/2hrs.

6.15pm: Exercised Night defence.

6.45pm: Hoisted boat.

6.50pm: Proceeded S 35 E, 70 revs, Roakey Island N. Point S 861/2 E 3".

7.36pm: 58 revs.

8.14pm: Course S 16 E.

8.26pm: Course S 35 E.


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24 April 1915

From Suez to Aden at Sea

Lat 21.9, Long 37.5

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

1.35am: Put clocks on 10 mins.

2.05am: Turned searchlight on gunboat everything apparently correct.

2.20am: Switched off.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Reduced to 58 revs.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested life buoys and found correct.

10.00am: Sighted South Peak S 77 W.

11.10am: Reduced to 40 revs. Examined gunboat.

11.28am: Increased to 7o revs.

11.30am: 75 revs, gunboat apparently correct.

11.52am: 60 revs.

11.58am: 58 revs.

pm: Piped down.

4.17pm: Slow both. Evening Quarters.

4.20pm: Stopped.

4.22pm: Half speed, turned to bring ship on Starb side of gunboat and Collier.

4.32pm: Slow.

4.33pm: Stopped.

4.38pm: Gunboat listed very heavily

4.39pm: Gunboat capsized, Collier cut gunboat adrift.

4.50pm: Fired 9 rounds of 3 pounder at gunboat.

5.07pm: Gunboat sank.

5.10pm: Proceeded S 35* E, 60 revs.

6.00pm: 65 revs.

6.15pm: Exercised night defence.

6.20pm: 68 revs.

6.30pm: 75 revs.

6.50pm: 72 revs.

7.15pm: 70 revs.

8.00pm: Course S 301/2* E.

8.17pm: 68 revs.

8.35pm: 66 revs.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.45pm: 64 revs.

11.38pm: 66 revs.


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25 April 1915

From Suez to Aden & Port Sudan at Sea

Lat 19.7, Long 37.9

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.52am: Course S 831/2* W.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Hands to muster by open list.

10.00am: Held divine service.

12.15pm: Course S 871/2 W.

1.26pm: Sighted Sanganeb Light Ho, N 68 W.

3.10pm: Sanganeb Light Ho abeam 6.5'.

4.00pm: Stopped. Discharged Lieut' Dauglish R.I.M. & Mr Farley, Gunner to Collier "Silverwings".

4.40pm: Collier proceeded.

pm: Evening Quarters.

4.50pm: Proceeded S 761/2 E, 75 revs.

5.30pm: Sanganeb Light Ho abeam 10'.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.06pm: Course S 601/2 E.


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26 April 1915

From Suez to Aden at Sea.

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 12 mins.

4.12am: Course S 361/2 E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers, inspected bedding. Gunnery training class at instruction. Hands scrubbing side screens, overhauling leather gear and as req'.

12.05pm: Course S 331/2* W.

pm: piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation Nil.

6.45pm: Exercised night defence.

10.20pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Watch close Water Tight doors.


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27 April 1915

From Suez to Aden at Sea

Lat 14.4, Long 42.5

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 10 mins.

1.25am: Exercised sea boats crew.

2.05am: Sighted Jebel Teir Light S 621/2* E.

3.10pm: 4 points.

4.17am: Jebel Teir Light abeam 14.0'

4.25am: Course S 38* E.

5.15am: Sighted land on Port bow.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Deviation O8 10' W.

8.04am: Centre Peak Light House abeam 4.8', course S 32 E.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands cleaning cutters, chain lockers & as req'.

1.15pm: Abu Ail Light ho S 44* E, course S 44 E.

2.25pm: Course S 19* E.

2.47pm: Abu Ail Light Ho abeam .5'.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

9.40pm: Sighted Perim High Light.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.10pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

10.54pm Sighted Balfe Point Light S 25 E.

11.05pm: Watch close water-tight doors.


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28 April 1915

From Suez to Aden at Aden


Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

12.14am: Balfe Point 4 points.

12.23am: Abeam 1.5'

12.40am: Course S 78* E.

1.00am: Put clocks on 8 mins.

1.35am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Sounded 22 fathoms & 21 fathoms.

5.15am: Course N 751/2 E.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course N 66 E.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: Jezirat Salil abeam 51/2 cables, course N 38 E.

10.10am: 60 revs

10.12am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

10.35am: Came to with Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms with 4 1/2 shackles and secured stern to No2 Buoy. Hands as req', Gunnery training class at instruction.

2.00pm: Gunnery training class at instruction. remainder of hands as req'. Spread Focs'le awning.

3.10pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.15pm: R.I.M.S. "Northbrook" arrived.


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29 April 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 3.

5.30am: Coal lighters secured along-side.

5.45am: Landed small arm company for drill.

5.50am: Commenced coaling.

7.45am: Landing party returned.

pm: Coaling ship, native labour.

12.25pm: Finished coaling. 260 tons.

12.45pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/2 hrs.


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30 April 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 3.

5.00am: Landed small arm company for marching.

5.40am: Remainder Hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: Landing party returned.

9.00am; Hands cleaning ship.

11.40am: Paid monthly payment.

2.15pm: Hands as requisite.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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1 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 3.

5.00am: Landed small arm company.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.20am: Landing party returned.

9.15am: Tested both life buoys and found correct. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 11.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/2 hrs.


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2 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: R.I.M.S. "Northbrook" sailed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Prayers.

11.00am: Field guns crews landed to land to field guns from S.S." Egypt".

12.04pm: Watch cleared ammunition lighter.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm.

Fires in steam cutter 18 hrs.

10.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.


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3 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 3.

5.00am: Landed Field guns crews.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

7.20am: Landing party returned.

9.00am: Landed field gun crews. Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Hands refitting and as req'.

1.25pm: Field guns crew's make & mend clothes, remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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4 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 2.

5.00am: Landed field guns crews for drill.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.10am: Field guns crews returned.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Hands as req', Landed 1 field Guns crew.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port watch till 8.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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5 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.00am: Landed Field guns crews.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.1apm: Field guns crews returned, hoisted in 1 gun.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, physical drill, Hands as req'.

9.30am: Landed 1 Field guns crew.

2.15pm: Hands stowing provisions and as req'.

5.30pm: Mr Archer, Commissioner of Somaliland came on board.

5.43pm: Shortened in.

5.56pm: Weighed. Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

6.20pm: Ras Tarsheim N 64 E. 5.5 cables. Course S 21/2* E, 83 revs.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.10pm: Exercised Sea boat's crew.

11.00pm: Exercised Close Water-tight doors.


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6 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

1.50am: Exercised Sea boat's crew.

5.20am: Reduced to 80 revs.

6.45am: Course S 25 W, Reduced to 60 revs.

7.45am: Course & speed as req' for entering Berbera harbour.

7.50am: Slow both.

7.58am: Stopped.

8.00am: Came to with Starb anchor with 4 1/2 shackles in 7 1/2 fathoms, bottom sand.

8.30am: Commissioner left ship, fired salute of 15 guns.

9.15am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Gunnery Training class at field gun, hands as req'.

2.00pm: Field gun's crew hoisting out gun & ammunition into lighter, Remainder of hands as req'.

3.20pm: Field guns crew landed.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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7 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.00am: Landed Field guns crew.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: Gun's crew returned.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Hands scrubbing canvas gear, refitting & as req'.

9.30am: Field gun's crew landed.

11.30am: Gun's crew returned.

2.15pm: Hands as requisite.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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8 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.20am: Tested life buoys & found correct.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.20pm: Hands securing boats for sea.

6.05pm: Shortened in.

6.16pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

6.32pm: Light F 49 ft, S 10 W .8'.

6.35pm: Course N 2 W, 78 revs.

6.50pm: Course N 57 1/2 E.

8.00pm: Deviation 0* 40' E.

9.00pm: Sounded 1/70.

10.42pm: Exercised Sea boat's crew.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

11.05pm: Exercised Close Water-tight doors.

11.53pm: Course S 87 1/2 E. Sounded 1/200 fathoms. wire.


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9 May 1915

From Berbera to Hais & Mait (Maydh) at Sea

Lat 11.01, Long 47.11

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

12.22am: Sounded 1/200 fathoms, wire.

2.30am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.35am: Watch close Water-tight doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning.

7.00am: Slow, as req' for anchoring off Hais.

7.10am: stopped.

7.13am: Came to with Starb anchor in 12 fathoms with 4 1/2 shackles.

7.55am: Sent armed cutter ashore.

9.00am: Cutter returned with natives.

9.25am: Landed natives.

9.55am: Hoisted cutter.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Prayers.

10.10am: Weighed.

10.15am: As req', slow both.

1024am: Course N 29 W.

10.26am: 87 revs, Hais Island abeam 1'.

10.35am: Course N 65 E.

11.30am: Course as req' for approaching Mait.

11.45am: Stopped, lowered cutter.

12.10pm: Hoisted cutter.

12.18pm: Proceeded as req'.

12.22pm: 90 revs N 2 E.

12.39pm: Course N 56 E.

12.42pm: Course N 51 E.

1.30pm: S.W. Point Burnt Island 4 points.

1.44pm: Abeam.

2.07pm: Course N 74 1/2 E.

2.22pm: Course S 87 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.15pm: Course S 70 E.

6.25pm: As req' for approaching Banda Loskhorai.

6.32pm: Stopped.

6.36pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 8 1/2 fathoms with 4 shackles.

6.40pm: Exercised night defence.

6.50pm: Sent armed crew in whaler to examine dhow.

7.10pm: Whaler returned.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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10 May 1915

From Bandar Laskhorai (Laasqoray) to Berbera at Sea

Lat 11.17, Long 48.19

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

6.00am: Landed armed cutter & escort.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.25am: Cutter & escort returned

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: Hands as req', Guns crews at loader. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. A & B groups at divisional drill.

1.00pm: Took dhow in tow.

1.28pm: Weighed.

1.30pm: Proceeded N 87 W 40 revs,

1.38pm: 50 revs.

1.45pm: 70 revolutions.

1.50pm: 73 revs.

1.56pm: 74 revs.

5.45pm: Course N 72 W.

5.55pm: Slow both.

6.50pm: Course S 81 W.

7.55pm: Course S 81 W. Deviation 1' E.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

8.33pm: Burnt Island abeam.

9.55pm: Slow. Dhow making water.

10.10pm: 40 revs.

10.25pm: 45 revs.


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11 May 1915

From Banda Laskhorai to Berbera at Sea

Lat 10.8, Long 45.5

am: Burning searchlight on dhow every half hour.

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.30am: Worked up to 60 revs.

am: Aired bedding.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course N 87 W.

8.20am: 63 revs.

9.10am: divisions, physical drill. prayers.

9.25am: Course S 66 1/2 W.

9.30am: Ras Khanzir 4 points.

9.55am: Abeam 3.2'. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. X & Y groups at divisional drill, remainder of hands scrubbing side screens and as req'.

11.26am: Sudda Point 4 points.

11.52am: Abeam 3.1'.

12.07pm: 65 revs.

pm: Piped down.

2.20pm: Slow both.

2.25pm: 40 revs.

2.30pm: 50 revs.

2.40pm: 55 revs.

2.50pm: 56 revs.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.21pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

4.33pm: Secured.

4.45pm: Course S 46 W.

4.50pm: 60 revs.

5.30pm: 63 revs. Course as req' for entering Berbera.

5.55pm: Speed as req'.

6.00pm: Slow.

6.04pm: Stopped.

6.06pm: Came to with Port anchor in 9 3/4 fathoms with 4 3/4 shackles.

6.20pm: Cast of dhow.

pm: Let fires die out in No1 boiler.


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12 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, Gun layers at deflection teacher. Remainder of hands refitting and as req'.

2.15pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

3.00pm: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.30pm: Let fires die out in No1 boiler.


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13 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

9.15amL Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.25am: Small arm companies at drill.

10.20am: Small arm companies secured.

10.45am: Hands securing boats for sea & as req'.

1.30pm: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.42pm: Shortened in.

5.51pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

6.00pm: 75 revs.

6.05pm: Light F. S 10 W .8', Course N 2 W.

6.14pm: 78 revs.

6.26pm: Course N 57 1/2 E.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.05pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

11.27pm: Course S 88 E.

11.50pm: Sounded 1/150 fathoms of wire.


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14 May 1915

From Berbera to Hais at Sea

Lat 11.0, Long 47.1

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

2.35am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.10pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring of Hais Island.

7.15am: Slow.

7.22am: Stopped.

7.25am: Came to with Port anchor in 10 fathoms with 3 1/2 shackles.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.35am: Secured.

9.40am: Sent armed cutter ashore.

10.05am: Cutter returned.

10.06am: Weighed.

10.10am: Course N 31 W, working up to 90 revs.

10.11am: Hais Island abeam 1'.

10.22am: Course N 64 E.

11.20am: Course S 76 E.

11.27am: As req' for approaching Mait.

11.35am: Stopped.

11.45am: Proceeded as req'.

12.04pm: Full speed.

12.06pm: Course N 5* W.

12.22pm: Course N 52 E.

1.18pm: S.W. point, Burnt Island 4 points.

1.30pm: Abeam.

2.03pm: Course N 80 E.

2.10pm: Fired 2 rounds of practice at shore.

2.40pm: Course S 80 1/2 E.

2.50pm: Course S 76 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Course N 87 E.

6.23pm: As req' for anchoring off Laskhorai.

6.25pm: Slow.

6.27pm: Stopped.

6.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms with 4 shackles, exercised night defence.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night. Burnt searchlight on shore every two hrs.

10.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 boilers.


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15 May 1915

From Banda Laskhorai

Lat 11.17, Long 48.19

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 & 2 boilers.

9.00am: Divisions, Hands cleaning ship.

am: Tested life buoys & found correct.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Commissioner landed in armed cutter. Fired salute of 15 guns.

6.00pm: Cutter returned.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.00pm: Burnt searchlight for 1/4 hr on beach.

11.35pm: Weighed, proceeded as req' N 83 1/2 W.

11.44pm: 80 revs.


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16 May 1915

From Laskhorai to Berbera & Hais at Sea.

Lat 11.0, Long 47.1 (approx.)

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

2.10am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.35am: Sounded 41 fathoms.

4.22am: Course S 63 1/2 W.

4.52am: S.W Point, Burnt Island 4 points

4.56am: Abeam 4 points.

5.05am: Course S 33 1/2 W.

6.10am: Slow both.

6.15am: Course S 67 W, 70 revs.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Mait S 52 E 1 3/4'

7.30am: Course S 31 E.

7.40am: Slow.

7.45am: Stopped.

7.46am: Came to with Port anchor in 10 1/2 fathoms with 3 1/2 shackles.

9.30am: Divisions & prayers.

11.30am: Armed cutter left ship.

11.55am: Weighed.

12.06pm: Hoisted cutter.

12.08pm: Proceeded N 30 W.

12.10pm: Hais Island abeam 3/4'.

12.15pm: N 88 W, 90 revs. piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Deviation 1* E.

5.21pm: Ras Khanzir 4 points.

5.34pm: Abeam 2.6'.

6.09pm: Course S 66 1/2 W.

8.26pm: Course S 56 W.

9.40pm: Berbera Light F S 33 1/2 W.

10.10pm: Course S 2 E.

10.40pm: Course N 71 E.

10.45pm: Slow.

10.47pm: Stopped.

10.50pm: Came to with Port anchor in 8 1/2 fathoms with 4 shackles.


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17 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Landed Commissioner.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers. Hands as req'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.54pm: Shortened in.

6.10pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

6.10pm: Exercised Night defence.

6.15pm: Revs 70.

6.22pm: Light F. S 10 W .8", Course N 2 W.

6.44pm: Course N 57 E.

9.14pm: Course N 64 E.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.


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18 May 1915

From Berbera to Shullub at Sea

Lat 10.78, Long 46.72

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

12.50am: Course S 80 1/2 E.

2.50am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: Course S 8* E. Speed as req'.

7.55am: Slow.

8.00am: Came to with Port anchor in 7 1/4 fathoms & veered to 5 1/2 shackles.

1.00pm: Turned out & lowered steam cutter & landed armed party of 100 Somalis.

2.00pm: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

2.57pm: Weighed.

3.00pm: Proceeded N 7* E. 78 revs

3.14pm: Course N 64 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.18pm: Course N 55 E.

4.30pm: As req' for anchoring.

4.35pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in 12 fathoms, with 2 1/2 shackles.

6.02pm: Weighed.

6.06pm: Course N 43 1/2 W, 87 revs.

10.40pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.10pm: Watch close W.T. doors.


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19 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

1.50am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

am: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

6.15am: hands preparing for coaling.

7.14am: Sighted land on Port bow.

7.45am: Course N 63 W.

8.45am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

9.02am: Stopped.

9.05am: Came to with Port anchor in 6 fathoms with 3 shackles & secured stern to No 4 buoy.

9.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

9.40am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.12am: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

pm: Coaling ship, native labour.

3.00pm: Finished coaling.

3.10pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.45pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 9.00pm.


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20 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 2 boilers.

9.00am: hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: Field gun's crew hoisted gun on board.

2.00pm: Hands employed as req'.

3.00pm: Draught of Water { Ford 15' 6" ~ Aft 17' 9".

3.00pm: Arrived H.M.S. "Chatham". (ed. Light Cruiser, 1911, Chatham Class. 25.5 knots, 25,000HP, comp' 429/440. JFS 1919)

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.10pm: Hauled in after hawsers.

pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

5.30pm: "Empress of Russia" sailed.

5.35pm: Shortened in .

5.43pm: Weighed.

6.05pm: Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

6.18pm: Course South.

6.23pm: Elephant's Back Light Ho abeam 1.7'.

pm: Exercised Night defence.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.41pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Exercised Close W.T. doors.


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21 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

2.45am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

5.14am: Sighted land on Port bow.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: Light F. Berbera S 2 1/2 W, Course S 4 W.

7.40am: As req' for entering harbour.

7.53am: Slow.

7.55am: Stopped.

7.56am: Came to with Port anchor in 9 fathoms with 5 1/2 shackles.

am: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

9.15am: Gunners party in 3 pounders mag Field guns crew hoisting out gun. Remainder of hands as req'.

9.35am: Landed Field gun.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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22 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Landed armourers working party.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

am: Armourers party returned.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.


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23 May 1915

At Berbera

Lat 10.44, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

Noon: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

5.00am: Evening Quarters.

5.45pm: Shortened in.

5.58pm: Weighed.

5.59pm: Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

6.10pm: Light F. South .8', course North, 80 revs

6.14pm: 82 revs.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

11.10pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea boat crew.


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24 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

2.53am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

5.25am: Course N 14 E.

7.15am: Course N 30 1/2* E.

7.35am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

7.39am: Came to with Starb anchor & veered to 4 1/2 shackles.

8.20am: Secured stern to N0 4 buoy.

8.18am: Let fires die out in No2 boiler.

am: Hands preparing for coaling.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

2.00pm: Hands scraping & as req'.

pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm.


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25 May 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 1 & 2.

5.45am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

6.40am: "Northbrook" arrived & anchored.

8.30am: Finished coaling 67 tons.

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Coal lighters cast off.

9.00am: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

2.00pm: Weighed. Slipped from No 4 buoy.

2.15pm: Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

2.30pm: Course S 38 W, 85 revs.

3.00pm: Course S 76 1/2 W. Hands scraping cowls.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.41pm: Course N 77 1/2 W.

8.38pm: Perim High Light. N 71 1/2 W.

9.53pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

10.44pm: Perim High Light 4 points.

10.57pm: Abeam, 2.7'.

11.05pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

11.10pm: Course N 20* W.

11.20pm: Balfe Point Light abeam 1'.


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26 May 1915

From Aden to Suez at Sea

Lat 14.4, Long 42.2

am: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 2.

2.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.36am: Course N 13 W.

7.00am: Deviation 1* W.

7.41am: Abu Ail Light ho abeam .8', course N 34 1/2 W.

7.42am: Deviation 1* 10' W.

9.00am: Course N 36 1/2 W. Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands scraping cowls and as req'.

11.35am: Sighted Zebajir Islands. NNW.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

1.15pm: Centre Ph Light Ho 4 points.

1.40pm: Abeam 4.5'.

1.50pm: Course N 32 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.02pm: Course N 28 1/2 W. Jebel Teir Light Ho abeam 3.7'.

pm: Course N 28 1/2 W. Deviation O° 30' E.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.40pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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27 May 1915

From Aden to Suez at Sea

Lat 18.3, Long 40.0

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

2.55am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands scraping cowls and as req', Gunnery Training class at instruction.

10.00am: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 boilers.

pm: Piped down.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 & 2 boilers.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

10.20pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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28 May 1915

From Aden to Suez at Sea

Lat 22.2, Long 37.4

am: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

2.05am: exercised Sea boats crew.

6.33am: Exercised General Quarters.

6.48am: Out collision mat. Fire quarters.

7.17am: Secured.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 min.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.33pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.25pm: Exercised close W.T. doors.


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29 May 1915

From Aden to Suez at Sea

Lat 26.1, Long 35.1

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

2.50am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Sighted Daedalus Light Ho N 50 W.

4.20am: Daedalus Light 4 points.

4.49am: Abeam 5.3' course N 32 W.

5.00am: Deviation 0* 10' E.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, aired night clothing.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.30pm: Make & mend clothes.

12.25pm: Sighted Brothers Light House, bearing N W.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

1.13pm: Brothers Light Ho 4 points.

1.39pm: Abeam 4. 2", course N 29 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation Nil.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.33pm: Shadwan Islands Light N 47 W.

7.53pm: Course N 40 1/2 W.

9.15pm: Shadwan Light 4 points.

9.24pm: Abeam 1.5'

9.291/2pm: Course N 25 1/2 W.

10.04pm: Course N 40 1/2 W.

10.13pm: 90 revolutions.

10.27pm: 85 revs.

10.05pm: Furled Fole awning.

10.40pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.10pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

11.42pm: Ashrafi Light 4 points.


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30 May 1915

From Aden to Suez at Sea

Lat 29.4, Long 32.6

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

12.06am: Course N 42 W.

1.44am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.14am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.48am: Sighted Ras Gharib light Ho Bearing N 48 W.

2.54am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.23am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

4.35am: Course N 23 1/2 W.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

10.09am: Zafarana Light Ho, abeam 3.75'

10.10am: Course N 14 1/2* W.

1.30pm: Course N 7 E.

1.40pm: Course N 12 E.

2.35pm: Newport Rocks N 73 E 1.5 cables

2.55pm: Slow.

3.00pm: Came to with Port anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms with 2 shackles.

4.00pm: Weighed.

4.06pm: Course & speed as req'.

4.22pm: Proceeded as req' for Suez Canal.

7.20pm: Proceeded full speed for Great Bitter Lake.

8.30pm: Course & speed as req' for Suez Canal. 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

9.20pm: Stopped off Ismailia.

9.40pm: Changed pilots, proceeded.


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31 May 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Course and speed as req' for Suez Canal.

4.00am: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 fathoms with 5 1/2 shackles.

4.15am: Secured stern to Navy House Wharf.

5.25am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.15am: Hands preparing for coaling, native labour.

6.00am: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

8.30am: Coaling ship.

9.30am: Sent 2 divers to (H.M.S.) "Proserpine"

10.30am: Finished coaling, 235 tons.

11.15am: Coal lighters cast off. Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

2.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 Boiler.

4.15pm: Paid monthly payment.

4.30pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 7.00pm. Landed Patrol.

6.00pm: Gave Canteen leave to 1st part of Port Watch till 9.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/2 hrs.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight No 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.15am: Hands chipping casings, drawing stores and as req'.

8.30am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

2.15am: Hands scraping casings, drawing stores and as req'.

4.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00pm, Petty Officers till 8.00pm.

6.00pm: Canteen leave till 9.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.


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2 June 1915

At Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

1.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 boilers.

2.00pm Gunnery Training class at instruction.

pm: Hands furling awnings and securing boats for sea.


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3 June 1915

From Port Said to Sollum Bay at Sea

Lat 31.1, Long 29.3

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.30am: Sighted Brulos Light S 53 W.

1.52am: Abeam 12.5'.

2.00am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

4.30am: Starb Watch at night defence stations.

4.45am: Secured.

4.50am: Exercised Action.

6.00am: Course S 41 W.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.45am: Alexandria Light Ho abeam 8.7' course S 71 W.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, Guns crews at loader.

12.28pm: Increased to 115 revs.

12.30pm: Course N 78 W.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

5.19pm: Course N 55 1/2 W.

5.24pm: Course S 71 W.

5.26pm: El Kanais abeam 3/4'.

6.20pm: 50 revs.

6.24pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.

9.00pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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4 June 1915

On Patrol at Sea

Lat 31.4, Long 27.3

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

4.00am: Port watch at night defence.

4.15am: Secured.

4.20am: Exercised Action.

5.15am: Sighted "Dufferin" . (ed. Royal Indian Marine, 1904, 19 knots, 9800 HP, Troopship, JFS 1919).

6.25am: "Dufferin" anchored.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: "Dufferin" proceeded

7.55am: Weighed.

8.00am: Course & speed as req'.

8.05am: Course N 27 E, 70 revs.

8.15am: Bakushuba Island S 64 W 1.6', course n 49 W.

9.00am: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

9.15am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.32am: Exercised Action

10.00am: Secured.

10.32am: Course N 17 E.

10.47am: Course N 9 E.

10.55am: Stopped. Lowered sea boat to examine dhow.

11.15am: Hoisted boat.

11.24am: Proceeded, S 68 1/2 W, 85 revs.

12.10pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

12.19pm: Came to off Mersa Matruh in 12 fathoms with 4 shackles.

2.55pm: Weighed. Course as req' 3.0, 70 revs.

3.10pm: Course N 88 E.

3.40pm: Course S 56* E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

4.30pm: Stopped. Hands to bathe.

5.00pm: Proceeded n 51 W.

5.10pm: 70 revs, (compass) deviation 0* 20' E.

6.00pm: Course (a/c) N 24 W.

6.08pm: c/o N 64 W.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

9.10pm: a/c N 68 W.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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5 June 1915

On Patrol at sea

Lat 31.6, Long 25.2

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

2.10am: Ran into fog.

2.26am: 48 revs.

2.30am: Switched on Navigation lights.

3.20am: Fog lifted. Switched off Navigation lights.

3.27am: Increase 70 revs.

4.13am: a/c S 60 W.

4.45am: Secured. Exercised Action.

6.45am: Sounded 1/75 fathoms. Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Sounded 49 fathoms.

8.32am: Course & speed as req'.

8.37am: Stopped.

8.38am: Came to with Starb anchor with 41/2 shackles in 91/2 fathoms, off Ahaba-co-Sollum, bottom sand.

am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

am: hands cleaning ship.

11.49am: Weighed.

11.54am: Proceeded N 42 E, 85 revs.

12.05pm: a/c N 77 E.

pm: Hands make and mend.

3.35pm: a/c S 69* E.

4.17pm: Evening Quarters. a/c S 10* E. Physical drill.

4.35pm: Slow both.

4.37pm: Stopped, Hands to bathe.

5.05pm: Proceeded S 78* E 85 revs, deviation 0* 20' W.

6.00pm: Taifa rocks abeam 2 1/4'.

6.49pm: a/c N 5* E.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence

7.02pm: Stopped.

7.06pm: Proceeded S 78 E, 85 revs.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

10.15pm: a/c N 71 1/2 W

pm: Port Watch at night defence stations.


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6 June 1915

On Patrol

Lat 31.6, Long 25.2

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starboard Watch at night defence stations.

4.40am: Secured.

4.50am: Action.

5.05am: a/c S 56 W.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring off Sollum.

8.10am: Stopped.

8.13am: Came to with Starb anchor in 8 fathoms, bottom sand.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

11.35am: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

11.45am: Course N 76 1/2* E, 85 revs..

12.30pm: a/c S 84 1/2* E.

12.45pm: Slow.

12.40pm: Stopped. Examined two Italian dhows.

1.45pm: Proceeded N 73* E, 85 revs.

pm: Piped down.

3.45pm: a/c S 61 1/2 E.

4.11pm: a/c S 1* E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.25pm: As req'.

4.28pm: Slow.

4.32pm: Stopped, hands to bathe.

5.00pm: Proceeded N 76 E, 85 revs.

6.00pm: c/o S 75 1/2* E.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.40pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

10.50pm: a/c S 34* E.

11.15pm: Commenced sounding.

11.43pm: Slow, Signalled to C.E. station Marsa Matauh.

11.55pm: a/c N 34 W.


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7 June 1915

On Patrol

Lat 31.6, Long 25.2

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.15am: Increase to 90 revs.

12.55am: a/c N 75 W.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

2.30am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

3.30am: Switched off.

4.30am: Starb Watch at night defence stations.

4.40am: Secured.

4.50am: Exercised Action.

6.15am: Deviation (Compass) 1* 25' E.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c S 72 1/2 W

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

10.00am: a/c West, reduced to 60 revolutions.

10.07am: Slow.

10.10am: Stopped.

10.12am: Came to off Sollum, with Starb anchor in 71/2 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

12.10pm: Weighed.

12.15pm: Proceeded as req'.

12.21pm: Course N 50* E, 85 revs.

12.25pm: Beacon Point N 51 W .5'.

pm: Piped down.

pm: Deviation 0* 25' W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, physical drill.

4.25pm: Stopped. Hands to Bathe.

5.00pm: Proceeded East 85 revs, Deviation 0° 30' W.

6.00pm: a/c (course) West.

pm: Deviation 1* 40' E.

6.35pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.00pm: a/c East.

8.00pm: a/c West

9.00pm: a/c East

10.00pm: a/c West

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

11.00: a/c East.

Midnight: a/c West.


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8 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.8, Long 25.4

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: a/c East.

am: Starb Watch at night defence stations.

2.00am: a/c West.

3.00am: a/c East.

4.00am: a/c West.

4.40am: Secured.

4.50am: Exercised Action.

5.00am: a/c East.

6.00am: a/c West.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c East.

8.00am: a/c West.

9.00am: a/c East, Divisions, physical drill prayers.

9.30am: a/c S 56 W.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

am: hands as req'.

12.04pm: a/c S 76 W.

1.25pm: a/c S 89 W.

1.27pm: Reduce to 50 revs.

12.40pm: as req' for anchoring off Sollum.

1.43pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 8 fathoms, with 3 shackles.

3.55pm: Hands to bathe.

4.32pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

4.49pm: Course N 75 1/2* E, 85 revs.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Exercised Night Defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: a/c S 73 1/2 E, Increased to 90 revs.


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9 June 1915

From Sollum to Alexandria at Sea

Lat 31.0, Long 29.1

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Switched on Navigation lights

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

4.00am: Switched of Navigation lights.

am: Starb Watch on Guard.

4.11am: a/c S 45 E.

4.35am: Secured.

4.42am: Exercised Action.

5.20am: Deviation 10 W.

5.40am: Slow.

5.41am: Stopped to communicate with "Dufferin" (ed. Royal Indian Marine Troopship, JFS 1919)

6.05am: Proceeded. S 74 E, 90 revs.

6.12am: Ras el Kanais SW 1.3'.

am: Aired bedding.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.12am: a/c S 66* E.

9.30am: Inspected bedding.

11.10am: Sounded 21 fathoms

11.15am: a/c S 87* E.

11.45am: Sighted El Amaid Light Ho: S 29* E.

11.50am: Sounded 28 fathoms.

12.10pm: El Amaid Light House abeam 9'.0.15, a/c N 73 1/2* E.

12.55pm: Sounded 30 fathoms.

1.00pm: 29 fathoms.

3.05pm: Course & speed as req' for Great Pass and entering harbour.

3.55pm: Secured bow & stern to buoys.

4.00pm: No 21 […] Inner Harbour

4.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2 & 4 Boilers.

5.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 13 hours.


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10 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Port Watch spreading Poop awning.

6.20am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

8.30am: Coaling ship, native labour.

8.45am: Starb Watch painting down aloft.

11.50am: Finished coaling, 280 tons.

12.45pm: Hands cleaning ship.

1.56pm: Coal lighters cast off.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.


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11 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 3.

6.30am: Hands painting ship.

8.40am: Hands painting ship.

2.00pm: Hands painting ship.

4.30pm: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 hrs.

11.30pm: Let fires die out in No3 boiler.


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12 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 hrs.


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13 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 2, 3, & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.15am: Landed C of E Church party (49), R.C's (10).

9.20am: Divisions.

9.45am: Wesleyans (6), Presbyterians (4) landed.

10.10am: Church parties returned.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.

10.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 boilers


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14 June 1915

From Alexandria to Sollum at Sea

Lat 31.0, Long 29.0

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

5.50am: H.M.S. "Heroic" arrived. (ed. Sloop/Armed Boarding Steamer, 1915, Naval Database).

6.40am: Unshackled, rove slip roped.

7.37am: Slipped. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour and for Great Pass.

7.49am: 80 revs.

7.55am: 90 revs.

8.12am: Increased to 100revs, Bm Light Oea, abeam, a/c S 75 W.

9.15am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.45am: Decrease to 80 revs.

9.37am: Arabs Tr abeam 6.7'.

10.05am: Sounded 30 fathoms.

10.50am: Sounded 1/52 fathoms.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, hands as req'.

Noon: a/c N 65* W.

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: a/c N 73 1/2 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters, Physical drill. Deviation 0* 25' E.

5.23pm: a/c N 60 W.

5.57pm: Ras el Kanais abeam .75".

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.45pm: a/c N 72 1/2 W. Sounded 1/52 fathoms.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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15 June 1915

From Alexandria to Sollum, Patrolling

Lat 31.6, Long 25.2

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

4.30am; Sighted "Dufferin".

4.33am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised Action.

5.30am: Deviation 2& 15' E.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: a/c N 36 E, 60 revs.

7.57am: Stopped to communicate with "Dufferin".

8.30am: Course S 56 W, 75 revs.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.33am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring off Sollum.

9.41am: Let go Port anchor in 8 fathoms & veered to 4 shackles, bottom sand.

am: Hands scraping paint work. Gunnery Training class at instruction, Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

11.30am: Weighed.

11.32am: Proceeded as req'.

11.36am: 85 revs.

11.41am: Course N 47 1/2 E, Beacon Point N 42 1/2 W .5'.

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: a/c SE.

4.00pm: a/c NW.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

pm: Deviation 0* 15' E.

5.00pm: a/c SE

6.00pm: a/c NW.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.00pm: a/c SE.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: a/c NW.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: a/c SE.

10.00pm: a/c NW.

10.45pm: a/c S 68* E.


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16 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.6, Long 25.2

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

2.45am: a/c N 87 W.

6.05am: a/c S 71 W.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.06am: a/c S 56 W.

8.24am: a/c S 75 W.

8.45am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring of Sollum.

8.56am: Came to with Port anchor in 8 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: Groups to divisional drill. Gun crews to loader. Gunnery Training class at instruction. Hands scraping paint work.

11.26am: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

11.38am: 75 revs.

11.42am: Bn Point abeam .5'.

pm: Piped down.

3.00pm: a/c S 76 1/2 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

5.38pm: Tarifa Rocks abeam 1.1'.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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17 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.5, Long 27.0

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

4.06am: a/c S 85 W.

4.35am: Secured.

4.40am: Exercised Action.

6.15am: a/c N 69 W.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship

8.40am: a/c S 81 W.

9.00am: Divisiond, physical drill, prayers.

9.17am: a/c S 86 W.

9.25am: a/c N 85 W.

9.40am: Stopped both. Groups to divisional drill. Gunnery Training class at instruction, hands chipping and scraping paint work.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.55pm: Stopped Port Engine. Increased to 90 revs Starb Engine

5.15pm: Streamed Starb Log.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.05pm: Hauled in patent log.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

11.08pm: Stopped Starb Engine.

11.25pm: Proceeded 90 revs with Starb Engine

11.50pm: Streamed patent log.


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18 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.9, Long 26.1

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

2.00am: a/c NW.

3.00am: a/c SE.

4.00am: a/c NW.

4.45am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised Action. a/c N 41 E.

5.05am: a/c N 45 E.

5.15am: a/c N 55 E.

5.22am: Stopped, sent boat to examine Brigantine.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Proceeded 90 revs, Starb Engine, S 44 E.

7.50am: a/c S 68 1/2* E.

8.20am: Increased to 100 revs.

8.25am: a/c S 78 E.

8.42am: Increased to 115 revs.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill prayers.

9.30am: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

9.17am: a/c S 84 E.

9.44am: As req' for closing Brigantine.

9.50am: Stopped. Sent boat to examine Brigantine, Hands as req'.

10.30am: Proceeded.

10.37am: Course N 71 1/2 W, 90 revs.

11.55am: Increased to 100 revs.

Noon: a/c S 67 W, Streamed patent log.

12.30pm: a/c S 71 W.

pm: Piped down.

3.45pm: a/c N 88 1/2 W.

4.07pm: a/c N 78 1/2 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.21pm: Exercised action. Fire quarters.

4.45pm: Stopped, secured.

4.50pm: Hands to bathe. Hauled in patent log 51.8.

5.40pm: Course N 46 E, 100 revs.

5.45pm: Bn Point abeam .75'.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.00pm:a/c SE, 90 revs.

10.00pm: a/c NW.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

11.00pm: a/c SE.

Midnight: a/c NW.


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19 June 1915

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 31.9, Long 25.8

Boilers alight 1, 2, & 3.

Port Watch at night defence.

1.00am: a/c SE.

2.00am: a/c NW.

3.00am: a/c SE.

4.00am: a/c NW.

4.45am: Secured.

4.50am: Exercised Action.

5.00am: a/c SE.

5.12am: Course as req' for closing steamer.

5.25am: 110 revs.

5.57am: Slow.

6.10am: Stopped. Sent boat to examine SS "Kandy".

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: Proceeded S 2 1/2* E, 90 revs.

8.00am: a/c NW.

9.00am: a/c SE.

10.00am: a/c SE.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: a/c N 10 W.

12.45am: a/c S 75 E. Sighted "Dufferin" bearing S 85 E.

1.08pm: a/c S 80* E.

1.14pm: Slow.

1.17pm: Stopped to communicate with "Dufferin".

2.07pm: Proceeded, Starb Engine 100 revs.

2.80pm: a/c S 75 E. Streamed patent log.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.30pm: Port Watch at night defence.


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20 June 1915

At Patrolling to Alexandria at Sea

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

am: Port Watch at night defence.

Boilers alight Nos 1,2 & 3.

4.30am: Secured. Exercised Action.

6.00am: a/c S 70 E.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hauled in Patent log 197.1

9.35am: Divisions.

9.50am: Prayers.

10.00am: a/c N 88 1/2 E, increased to 115 revs, course as req' for entering harbour.

11.20am: Secured to No 1 Buoy.

am: Let fires die out in Nos 2 & 3 boilers.

1.00pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.40pm: Returned ammunition.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 14 1/4 hrs.


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21 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 1.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

8.00am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

8.10am: Coaling ship, native labour.

12.40pm: Finished coaling ship, 246 tons.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.30pm: General leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

9,00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.


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22 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 1 & 3.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting boats and as req'

2.00pm: Gunnery training class at instruction, Hands painting boats & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 1/4 hrs.

10.30pm: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.


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23 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and blacking down aloft.

9.00pm: Divisions, prayers.

9.20pm: Exercised Out Stream anchor.

9.50am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

2.15pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, hands turning boats falls, painting & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 19 hrs.


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24 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 3.

3.15am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

5.30am: Landed party for route march.

7.50am: Landing party returned.

8.50am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.10am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands chipping paintwork and as req'.

1.45pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands scraping & painting ship and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

5.30pm: Sent one 3 pounder & mounting with 100 rounds of ammunition to Ports & Light Dept.

6.40pm: Landed patrol.

10.40pm: Patrol returned.

10.55pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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25 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Exercised all boats crews under sail.

2.00pm: Hands securing boats for sea, furling poop awning & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.


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26 June 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Lit fires in Nos 1,2 & 4 Boilers

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship. Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

11.33am: Slipped. Proceeded course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

11.55am: 80 revs.

Noon: Increased to 90 revs.

12.05pm: Increased to 100 revs.

12.09pm: 110 revs.

12.07pm: Great Pass Outer Bn abeam 3 cables, course S 74 1/2* W

1.30pm: Reduced to 90 revs.

pm: Piped down.

3.17pm: Amaid Light Ho abeam 9.7'

3.45pm: c/o N 64 W

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence

6.36pm: a/c N 67 1/2 W.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.00pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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27 June 1915

From Alexandria to Sollum, Patrolling

Lat 31.55, Long 25.17

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

4.00am: N 87 1/2 W.

4.45am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised Action.

5.00am: Increased to 100 revs, a/c N 78 W.

6.22am: Tarifa Point abeam 1.1'.

6.27am: a/c N 48 W.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.12am: a/c S 87 W.

9.23am: Slow.

9.27am: Stopped.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.40am: "Dufferin" communicated by boat.

10.07am: Proceeded.

10.10am: Course S 87 W, 100 revs.

11.06am: a/c S 71 1/2 W.

11.50am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring off Sollum.

11.58am: Slow.

12.04pm: Let go Port anchor in 7 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles bottom sand.

pm: Piped down.

2.48pm: Weighted.

2.51pm: Proceeded as req'.

3.00pm: 90 revs.

3.03pm: Course N 39 E, Bn Point abeam .5'.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: a/c SE.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.00pm: a/c NW.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: a/c SE.

8.30pm: Port Watch at night defence.

9.00pm: a/c NW.

10.00pm: a/c SE.

11.00pm: a/c NW


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28 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.7, Long 25.9

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

1.00am: a/c NW.

2.00am: a/c SE.

3.00am: a/c NW.

4.00am: a/c SE.

4.45am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised Action.

5.00am: a/c NW

5.54am: Deviation 0* 10' E.

6.00am: a/c SE.

6.30am; Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c NW.

8.00am: a/c SE.

8.58am: a/c South.

9.00am: 80 revs, Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.10am: a/c S 8 W.

9.18am: Course as req'.

9.24am: Stopped, sent boat to examine dhow.

9.55am: Proceeded S 52* E, 85 revs.

10.40am: Slow. Course as req.

10.50am: Stopped.

11.45am: Proceeded N 28 W, 80 revs.

pm: Piped down.

2.00pm: a/c NW.

3.10pm: S 28 1/2 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill, deviation 0& 50' E.

5.10pm: a/c S 53 W.

6.15pm: Slow.

6.17pm: Stopped off Sollum.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

6.50pm: Proceeded N 52 E, 80 revs.

6.51pm: Slow.

6.52pm: Bn Point abeam 1/4'.

6.56pm: 80 revs, Deviation o* 50' W.

7.20pm: Darkened ship.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

10.00pm: a/c NW.

Midnight: a/c SE.


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29 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.6, Long 26.3

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

2.00am: a/c NW.

4.00am: a/c SE.

6.00am: a/c NW.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: a/c S 36 E.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.05am: a/c S 16 E.

9.23am: a/c S 31 W, 90 revs.

9.30am: 80 revs.

9.34am: a/c S 7 W.

9.35am: Slow.

9.36am: Stopped. X & Y groups at divisional drill. Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder as req'.

9.45am: Proceeded S 78 1/2, 60 revs.

12.07pm: a/c N 75 W.

pm: Piped down.

2.05pm: a/c S 31 W

2.10pm: a/c S 80 1/2 E.

3.05pm: a/c S 80 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 1* 30' E

4.20pm: Stopped.

4.25pm: Hands to bathe.

5.00pm: Sent boat to "Rashid" for mails.

5.28am: Course N 26 1/2 W, 80 revs.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.00pm: a/c NW.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

11.00pm: a/c SE.


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30 June 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.9, Long 25.7

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

1.00am: a/c NW.

3.00am: a/c SE.

4.50am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised Action.

5.00am: a/c NW

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c SE.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers. a/c NW.

am: Hands as req'

11.00am: a/c SE.

Noon: a/c N 79 1/2 W.

pm: Piped down.

2.00pm: a/c S 31 W.

3.00pm: S 25 W.

4.10pm: Course as req' for approaching Sollum.

pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill. Paid monthly payment.

4.18pm: Slow.

4.21pm: Stopped.

4.42pm: Hands to bathe.

5.03pm: Proceeded N 52 E 80 revs.

5.11pm: Bn Point abeam .75'.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

9.00pm: a/c NW.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.

11.00pm: a/c SE.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.9, Long 25.6

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence.

1.00am: a/c NW.

3.00am: a/c SE.

4.00am: Increased to 80 revs.

4.50am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised Action.

5.00am: a/c NW.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c SE.

9.00am: NW. Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands as req'.

11.00am: a/c SE.

pm: Piped down.

12.30pm: a/c S 71 1/2 W.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.20pm: a/c S 61 1/2 W.

4.30pm: Slow.

4.32pm: Stopped off Sollum.

4.38pm: Hands to bathe.

5.00pm: Proceeded N 74 1/2 E.

5.03pm: Bn Point Abeam 1'.

5.07pm: a/c N 70 E.

6.40pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

9.00pm: a/c NW.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

Midnight: a/c SE.


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2 July 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.9, Long 25.8

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb Watch at night defence.

2.00am: a/c NW

4.00am: a/c SE, increased to 80 revs.

4.45am: Secured.

4.57am: Exercised Action.

6.00am: a/c NW.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: a/c SE.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.11am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.15am: Stopped. Dropped target.

9.20am: Proceeded. 60 revs, course as req' for 1" aiming practice.

11.00am: As req' for 3 pdr firing.

11.45am: Hoisted in target. Half speed.

11.47am: a/c S 1* W 60 revs.

1.45pm: a/c N 40 W. 80 revs.

1.53pm: a/c N 18 W.

1.55pm: As req' for approaching dhow.

2.10pm: Stopped.

2.13pm: Sent boat to examine dhow.

2.40pm: Proceeded N 24 1/2 W. 80 revs.

4.00pm: a/c NW.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

6.00pm: a/c SE.

6.30pm: Exercised night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

pm: a/c NW.

10.00pm: a/c SE.

pm: Starb Watch at night defence.


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3 July 1915

Patrolling

Lat 31.5, Long 27.0

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3, & 4.

am: Port Watch at night defence stations.

1.00am: a/c NW.

3.00am: a/c SE.

3.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.35am: Exercised Watch close W.T. Doors.

4.00am: a/c S 75 E, 80 revs.

4.50am: Secured.

4.55am: Exercised General Quarters.

6.00am: a/c S 71 E.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Stopped to communicate with "Dufferin".

9.15am: Proceeded S 41 E 80 revs.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

Noon: a/c S 50 E.

12.45pm: Communicated with Marna Matruh C.G. Station.

12.45pm: a/c S 60 E.

12.55pm: a/c N 62 E.

pm: piped down.

3.00pm: a/c S 21 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.27pm: Stopped.

4.33pm: Hands to bathe.

5.00pm: Proceeded S 21 E. 80 revs.

5.30pm: a/c N 45 E.

5.45pm: Ras el Kanais abeam .9'.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.30pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Reduced to 60 revs., a/c S 31 E.

pm: Port Watch at night defence.

10.00pm: a/c N 63 1/2 E.

Midnight: a/c S 31 E.


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4 July 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Starb watch at night defence.

2.00am: a/c N 63 1/2 E.

2.55am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

4.00am: a/c S 31 E. Increased to 80 revs.

4.40am: Secured.

4.50am: Exercised action.

5.00am: a/c N 63 1/2 E.

6.00am: a/c S 61 E. Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am:a/c S 6 E.

7.30am: a/c N 67 E, worked up to 120 revs.

7.40am: Increased to 125 revs.

7.45am: a/c N 80* E.

8.00am: a/c North.

8.20am: a/c East.

8.23am: Reduced to 115 revs.

8.25am: a/c S 63 E.

8.40am: S 68 E.

8.45am: Course & speed as req' for Great Pass and entering Alexandria.

9.46am: Secured to Nos 22 & 23 buoys.

am: Let fires die out in 1, 3 & 4 boilers.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Spread poop awning and prepared for coaling.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/4 hrs.


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5 July 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 2.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.10am: Coal lighters came alongside.

6.20am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

8.30am: Coaling ship.

11.00am: Read warrants Nos 13 & 14.

11.10am: Discharged 2 ratings to Prison.

12.35pm: Finished coaling.

12.45pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.

10.40pm: Escort returned on board.


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6 July 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight No 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.25am: Hands scraping & painting and as req'.

10.20am: American cruiser "Chester" sailed. (ed. Third Class Cruiser, Chester Class, 1905, 24 knots, 16,000 HP, comp' 392, JFS 1919).

2.00pm: Hands scraping and painting and as req'.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 1/2 hrs.


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7 July 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 2 & 3.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: Exercised all boats crews under sail.

10.30am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

9.30pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/2 hrs.


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8 July 1915

At Alexandria

Lat 31.21, Long 29.9

Boilers alight Nos 1, 3 & 4.

5.30am: Landed company for route march.

7.40am: Landing party returned.

8.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.10am: Hands painting & scraping casings and as req'

2.15pm: Gunner party working in magazines, remainder of hands furling poop awning and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

10.00pm: Lit fires in Nos 1 & 4 boilers.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 3/4 hrs.


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9 July 1915

At Alexandria to Port Said

Lat 31.27, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 3 & 4.

5.10am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.05am: Slipped. Course as req' for leaving harbour & Boghaz Pass.

6.12am: 80 revs.

6.23am: Increased to 90 revs.

6.40am: 100revs.

6.42am: Course N 2 1/2 E.

6.45am: 105 revs.

7.16am: a/c N 46 E.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.17am: a/c N 85 1/2 E.

9.55am: Rosetta Light Ho abeam 7.5'.

am: Guns crews at loader. Hands as req'.

12.55pm: Brulos Light Ho abeam 6.3'.

1.00pm: a/c S 84 1/2 E.

3.20pm: Damietta Light Ho S 37 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill.

4.24pm: a/c S 43 E.

5.45pm: Read warrant No 15.

6.10pm: a/c S 35 E.

6.35pm: As req' for entering Port Said.

6.38pm: Pilot boarded.

7.17pm: Came to with Port anchor in 6 fathoms with 4 1/2 shackles.

7.30pm: Secured stern to Navy House jetty.

7.30pm: Commenced coaling. Native labour, hands hoisting in stores.

10.15pm: Finished coaling 50 tons.


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10 July 1915

From Port Said to Perim at Sea

Lat 30.35, Long 32.35

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.26am: Weighed. Proceeded course & speed as req' for Suez Canal.

am: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

4.00am: Passed Kartara.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.35am: Arrived off Ismailia.

7.15am: Came to with Port anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms with 1 shackle.

am: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

8.15am: Weighed, proceeded as req' for Suez Canal.

9.50am: Entered Great Bitter Lake, full speed.

12.30pm: Secured to Western bank.

2.55pm: Slipped & proceeded.

2.55pm: Passed Port Tewfik.

3.05pm: Came to with Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms with 2 shackles

3.50pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

4.09pm: 100 revs.

4.19pm: Passed Newport Rock Beacon.

4.22pm: Course S 8 W.

5.08pm: a/c S 20 1/2 E.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.12pm: Zafarana Light Ho S 11 W.

7.59pm: Abeam 6.1'.

8.30pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.15pm: Sighted Ras Gharib Light Ho S 19* E.

Midnight: S 42 1/2 E.


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11 July 1915

From Port Said to Aden at Sea

Lat 26.3, Long 34.9

1.00amPut clocks on 15 mins.

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

2.00am: Sighted Ashrafi Light S 37 1/2 E.

2 45am: Exercised Sea boat crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

3.28am: Ashrafi Light 4 points.

3.36am: Abeam 1.8'.

3.45am: a/c S 48 E.

5.30am: a/c S 29 1/2 E.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

11.00am: Sighted Brothers Light Ho.

11.24am: a/c S 40* E.

11.43am: Brothers Light Ho abeam 1.3'.

11.48am: a/c S 32 E.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Physical drill. Deviation 0* 10' W.

6.25pm: Sighted Daedalus Light Ho S 10* E.

6.30pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations.

7.00pm: Streamed patent log.

7.25pm: Daedalus abeam .5', a/c S 28 1/2 E.

pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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12 July 1915

From Port Said to Aden at Sea

Lat 22.0, Long 37.9

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

1.34am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.45am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.07am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: Hands as req'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0" 10' E

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.23pm: S 5 E.

7.34pm: S 23 1/2 E.

8.30pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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13 July 1915

From Port Said to Aden at Sea

Lat 17.5, Long 40.4

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

1.23am: Exercised Sea boats crews.

3.15am: Exercised Close W.T. doors.

5.00am: Secured. Left guns cleared away for action

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.42am: Secured. Coxswain & bowmen of boats at signal instruction.

am: Hands as req'.

pm: Piped down.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Exercised Night defence.

7.00pm: a/c S 34 E.

8.30pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

10.00pm: Reduced to 90 revs.

10.40pm: Sighted Jebel Teir Light Ho 3 points on Port bow, Reduced to 80 revs.

pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 & 2 boilers.

11.27pm: Jebel Teir Light Ho abeam 61/4'.


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14 July 1915

From Port Said to Aden at Sea

Lat 13.7, Long 42.9

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

2.20am: Centre Peak Light S 66 E.

2.10am: Switched on Navigation Lights.

2.25am: Switched off.

2.50am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.06am: Centre Peak Light abeam 5.4'.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: a/c S 47 E.

8.30am: a/c S 55 E.

9.12am: Divisions, prayers.

9.35am: a/c S 20* E.

9.38am: Abu Ail Light Ho abeam 1'.

am: Hands as req', Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

11.45am: Hauled in patent log.

pm: Piped down.

2.05pm: Sighted Mokha Light Ho S 75* E

2.44pm: Abeam 7.5'.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.20pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

5.37pm: Perim, Babfe Point Light S 52 E.

6.20pm: Abeam 31/4.

6.23pm: a/c 66* E.

6.30pm: Course as req' for closing signal station.

6.45pm: Stopped.

7.20pm: Proceeded S 66 E, 80 revs.

7.25pm: High Light abeam 2'.

8.30pm: 2 guns & 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.


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15 July 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

1.00am: a/c N 50 E.

2.25am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.42am: Sighted Aden Light Ho, N 45* E.

4.15am: a/c N 30 1/2 E.

6.00am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

6.36am: Let go Starb' anchor & secured stern to No 2 buoy.

6.55am: Weighed.

7.00am: Came to with Starb anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms & veered t0 4 shackles.

7.15am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

10.00am: Coaling ship, native labour.

12.45pm: Finished coaling. 230 tons.

1.05pm: Coal lighters cast off.

1.10pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.30pm: "Empress of Russia" arrived.


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16 July 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

am: Hands as req'.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

pm: Evening Quarters.

5.45pm: Russian supply ship "Lesury" arrived.


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17 July 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

6.05am: Weighed, shifted berth, kept stern secured to No 2 buoy.

6.20am: Came to with Starb anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms with 4 1/2 shackles.

6.50am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

6.20pm: Sand storm commenced from NNW.

7.00am: Let go Port anchor in 5 fathoms & veered to 3/4 shackle.

7.40am: Furled all awnings.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 hrs.


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18 July 1915

From Aden to Perim at Sea

Lat 12.6, Long 43.8

Boilers alight Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.30am: Secured boats for sea.

2.20am: Hoisted steam cutter.

2.30am: Weighed Port anchor.

2.00am: Lit fires in 1 & 2 boilers.

am: 4 hands anchor watch.

5.25am: Weighed, slipped aft.

5.30am: Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

5.52am: Course S 29 1/2 W, 80 revs.

6.16am: Jezirat Salil N 64 1/2 W. 1' a/c S 75 W.

8.00am: Increased to 100 revs.

8.41am: Sounded 25 fathoms.

9.00am: 22 fathoms.

9.55am: a/c S 87 W. Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: Cleared away guns and provided ammunition.

11.10am: a/c N 79 W.

11.20am: Increased to 110 revs.

Noon: a/c N 84 W.

1.35pm: a/c N 59 1/2 W.

1.41pm: Reduced to 80 revs.

1.45pm: Stopped.

1.56pm: Proceeded as req for entering Perim.

2.49pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 1/4 fathoms with 3 shackles.

pm: Let fires die out in No 3 & 4 boilers.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Spread foc'sle awning


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19 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning boats & ship.

9.15am: Divisions, prayers.

9.30am: Hands cleaning down aloft & scrubbing side screens & as req'.

2.00pm: Hands spreading side screens & wing awnings and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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20 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

2.00pm: Bosun's party refitting, remainder as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters.


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21 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Hands securing boats for sea & as req'.

2.10pm: Weighed.

2.20pm: Proceeded 80 revs, Course as req' for leaving harbour.

2.26pm: Course S 51 1/2* E.

2.34pm: a/c N 89 1/2 W.

3.10pm: a/c N 42 E.

3.50pm: a/c S 68 1/2 E.

4.15pm: Slow. Evening Quarters.

4.23pm: a/c N 68 1/2 W.

4.27pm: 80 revs. Furled foc'sle awning.

5.10pm: a/c S 47 W.

5.31pm: a/c S 80 1/2 W.

6.00pm: a/c N 26 1/2 W.

6.25pm: a/c S 58 W.

6.50pm: a/c N 20 W. Reduced to 60 revs.

7.00pm: a/c S 20* E.

7.15pm: Stopped to communicate by signal with Perim Signal Station.

8.30pm: Proceeded N 20 W., 60 revs.

11.00pm: a/c S 20* E.


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22 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 1 & 2 & 4.

1.00am: a/c N 29 W.

1.36am: a/c NW.

1.54am: a/c N 20 W.

2.09am: Perim High Light abeam 3.5'

2.20am: Babfe Point Light abeam 1.5'.

4.45am: a/c S 42 E.

5.40am: a/c S 70* E.

5.30am: Dispersed from night defence, left guns cleared away for day action.

6.15am: a/c S 48 W.

6.47am: a/c S 24 1/2 W.

6.55am: Babfe Point Light Ho abeam 1/4', course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

7.23am: Slow.

7.25am: Stopped.

7.27am: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand & coral.

8.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

10.50am: Finished coaling 92 tons.

11.50am: Coal lighters cast off.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.50pm: H.M.S. "Juno" arrived. (ed Cruiser,1895, 19 knots, Eclipse Class, forced draught 9,600 HP, comp' 450, JFS 1906/70).

6.00pm: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

9.00pm: H.M.S. "Enterprise" arrived and anchored. (ed, No record of this vessel in Jane's Fighting ships 1906/7, 1919 or Wikipedia)

10.00pm: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.


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23 July 1915

From Perim to Aden at Sea

Lat 12.5, Long 44.0

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

2.00am: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

5.00am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing boats for sea.

7.10am: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

7.15am: 75 revs.

7.27am: Course S 77 E.

9.05am: Divisions, prayers.

9.45am: Stopped.

am: Served out provisions & water to dhow.

10.30am: Proceeded.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher, Hands chipping & painting & as req'.

12.05pm: Passed H.M.S. "Venus". (ed, Cruiser, 1895, Eclipse Class, 19 knots, forced draught 9600 HP, comp' 450, JFS 1906/7).

12.07pm: Increased to 80 revs.

2.05pm: a/c N 78 E.

pm: piped down

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: a/c N 71 1/2 W.

5.15pm: a/c N 78 E.

5.45pm: a/c N 41 E.

6.00pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

6.35pm: Came to with Port anchor in 5 fathoms with 21/2 shackles & secured stern to No 2 buoy.

11.00pm: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.


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24 July 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: Hands hoisting in stores.

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

11.33am: Weighed, shifted berth.

11.36am: Let go Port anchor in 5 fathoms & veered to 4 1/2 shackles.

12.05pm: H.M.S. "Weymouth" sailed. (ed Light Cruiser, 1910, Weymouth Class, 25 knots, 22,000HP, comp' 433, JFS 1919)

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

6.30pm: Russian supply ship "Lessury" sailed.


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25 July 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight No 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Held divine service on board.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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26 July 1915

From Aden to Perim at Sea

Lat 12.0, Long 44.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

5.55am: Slipped aft.

6.05am: Weighed.

6.13am: Course as req' for leaving harbour.

6.22am: 82 revs.

6.23am: Ras Tarsheim S 42 E, 6 cables, Course S 36* W.

6.55am: a/c S 76 W.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

10.00am: a/c S 85 W. Guns crews at loader & divisional drill, remainder as req'.

12.45pm: a/c N 78 W.

3.20pm: a/c N 72 W.

4.05pm: Course & speed as req' for entering Perim.

4.18pm: Came to with Port anchor in 5 1/4 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

4.25pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" arrived (ed. Armed Merchant Cruiser/ Troopship, 1912/13, Canadian Pacific Steamship, manned by RN & RNR, Information from Wikipedia)


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27 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.6, Long 43.8

Boilers alight No 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing for sea.

7.33am: Weighed.

7.43am: Proceeded 77 revs, course as req'.

7.47am: Lea Point N 56 E 1 1/2 cables. Course S 51 1/2 E.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

10.25am: a/c N 63 E.

10.39am: 50 revs.

10.40am: Slow.

10.43am: Stopped, Guns crews at divisional drill, Gun Layers at Deflection Teacher, remainder of hands as req'.

11.15am: Proceeded 60 revs.

11.17am: Course N 72 1/2 W.

12.05pm: "Empress of Asia" passed bound East. piped down.

1.00pm: a/c N 81 W.

1.52pm: a/c N 45 E.

2.05pm: a/c S 61 W.

2.15pm: Increased to 75 revs.

3.10pm: a/c N 41 W.

3.45pm: a/c N 73 W.

3.55pm: a/c S 41* W.

4.08pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

4.30pm: Slow.

4.31pm: Stopped.

4.32pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 1/4 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.


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28 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. "A" group at divisional drill, remainder as req'.

2.15pm: Hands refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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29 July 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Boats away under sail, remainder of hands as req'.

am: Hoisted out & tested life saving raft.

2.15pm: Hands chipping, painting & as req'.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.


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30 July 1915

Off Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.7

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.08am: Weighed.

9.10am: Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

9.25am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.34am; S. Point Perim N 65 E 8 cables, course S 79 E, 75 revs.

9.50am: Dispersed.

10.00am: a/c N 48 1/2 E.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

10.56am: Slow.

11.00am: a/c S 76 E.

11.10am: 60 revs.

11.30am: a/c S 65 E, Hands as req'.

12.30pm: a/c S 89* W.

3.20pm: a/c N 76 W.

3.47pm: a/c to close Perim Signal Station.

3.55pm: Stopped.

3.00pm: Lit fires in No 1 boiler

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.05pm: H.M.S. "Minto" arrived & communicated by boat. (ed. Troopship, Royal Indian Marine, 1893, 930 gross tons, JFS 1919)

5.34pm: Proceeded N 69 1/2 W, 60 revs.

6.05pm: a/c N 56 W. Balfe Point Light Ho N 5* E 1.5'.

6.20pm: a/c N 10 E.

6.55pm: a/c N 20 W.

9.30pm: a/c N 24 W.

pm: 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

Midnight: a/c South.


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31 July 1915

Off Perim

Lat 12.8, Long 43.3

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.45am: a/c S 20* E.

1.40am: a/c N 22 1/2 W.

4.45am: a/c N 22 1/2 W.

5.30am: Dispersed & left guns cleared away for day action.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.25am: Course & speed as req' for chasing steamer.

11.58am: Stopped.

12.12pm: Sent boat to Greek steamer.

12.30pm: Hoisted boat.

12.34pm: S 27 E 60 revs.

1.55pm: a/c N 22 W. Slow both. Babfe Point Light Ho S 42* E 2'.

pm: piped down.

4.15pm: a/c S 21 E. Evening Quarters.

4.20pm: Increased to 75 revs.

5.00pm: a/c S 45 E.

4.30pm: Let fires die out in 1 & 2 boilers.

5.12pm: Course & speed as req' for entering Perim.

5.26pm: Stopped.

5.30pm: Let go Starb anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand.

5.50pm: H.M.S. "Minto" arrived.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

From Perim to Hanish & Aden at Sea

Lat 13.3, Long 43.2

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing boats for sea.

6.57am: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

7.05am: 80 revs.

7.10am: Pirie Point Light Ho N 30* W .7', a/c N 68 1/2 W.

7.25am: a/c N 20 W.

7.33am: Babfe Point Light ho abeam 4 cables.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

12.05pm: Mokha Light Ho abeam 5.5'.

12.15pm: a/c N 25* W.

3.10pm: a/c N 20 W.

3.27pm: a/c S 20 E.

3.25pm: Reduced to 70 revs.

3.30pm: Proceeded in company with Dutch steamer "Djibress", "Empress of Asia" proceeded North.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: a/c S 20 E.

6.20pm: Course S 19 E.

8.40pm: a/c S 25 E.

10.20pm: a/c S 70 1/2 E.

10.40pm: Perim High Light abeam 3'. 2 guns and 1 searchlight manned throughout the night.

pm: Burnt searchlight for 5 mins every hour & trained on Convoy for short time.


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2 August 1915

From Perim to Aden at Aden.

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.30am: a/c S 71 1/2 E

2.10am: a/c N 84 E.

5.20am: Dispersed, guns left cleared away for day action.

5.45am: a/c N 54 E.

7.00am: Sighted land on Port bow.

8.15am: a/c N 65 E.

8.25am: 68 revs.

8.45am: a/c N 45 E.

9.05am: Divisions, prayers, Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

9.58am: Came to with Starb anchor in 6 fathoms with 4 1/2 shackles, bottom sand.

11.00am: Secured stern to No 2 buoy.

1.00pm: Make & mend clothes.

2.15pm: H.M.S. 'Pyramus" sailed. (ed. Described previously)

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.15pm: Slipped aft.

6.25pm: Weighed. Proceeded co & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

6.32pm: 70 revs.

6.35pm: Course S 28 W.

7.05pm: Jez Salil abeam 1' a/c S 70 W.

8.30pm: 1 Group & searchlight manned throughout the night.


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3 August 1915

From Aden to Perim at Sea

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.05am: a/c N 71 W.

2.10am: Sounded 34 fathoms.

2.15am: 32 fathoms.

3.15am: 26 fathoms.

3.22am: Sighted Perim High Light N 65 W.

5.15am: Dispersed.

5.50am: Increased to 80 revs.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: a/c N 40 W.

6.40am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

6.50am: Stopped.

6.52am: Came to with Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

7.15am: H.M.S. "Minto" sailed.

7.50am: Shifted berth & veered to 2 shackles.

9.05am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands chipping, painting & refitting.

10.55am: Weighed.

11.22am: Let go Port anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand.

2.15pm: Port Watch scrubbing side screens, remainder of hands preparing for coaling.

pm: Evening Quarters.


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4 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight Nos 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning down aloft & preparing for coaling.

6.00am: Coal lighters secured along side.

6.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship.

10.30am: Finished coaling.

10.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.


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5 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing boats for sea.

7.39am: Weighed. Proceeded as req for leaving harbour.

7.48am: 76 revs.

8.00am: Course S 72 E.

8.20am: a/c N 63 E.

8.46am: as req' for closing dhow.

9.20am: Took dhow in tow.

9.37am: Proceeded N 79 W, 55 revs.

11.00am: Reduced to 45 revs.

11.05am: Increased to 50 revs.

11.06am: a/c N 40 W.

11.17am: Reduced to 45 revs.

11.25am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

11.38am: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 fathoms with 2 3/4 shackles.

2.15pm: Veered to 3 shackles.

2.20pm: Hands painting boats davits, galley and as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters.


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6 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands painting down aloft and cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands painting ship.

9.50am: H.M.S. "Northbrook" arrived

10.15am: H.M.S. "Northbrook sailed.

2.00pm: Hands painting ship

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 6 hrs.


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7 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Tested life buoys and found correct.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

pm: Evening Quarters.


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8 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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9 August 1915

Off Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.8

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.35am: Weighed. Proceeded course & speed as req' for leaving harbour & closing dhow.

8.57am Stopped.

9.05am: Proceeded S 72 E 80 revs, Pirie Point Light Ho N 63* e 1'.

9.12am: Divisions, prayers.

9.25am: a/c N 66 E.

9.46am: a/c N 86 E.

10.09am: a/c N 52 E.

10.43 a/c S 72 1/2 E. Guns crews at loader.

11.55am: a/c S 67 1/2 E.

12.08pm: a/c S 45 E.

12.10pm: Sighted "Empress of Russia" SE 10'. (ed. Photo Wikipedia)

12.06pm: a/c S 52 E.

10.20pm: a/c N 88 W.

2.52pm: a/c N 50 W.

2.55pm: Slow.

3.00pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

3.10pm: Stopped. Came to with Starb anchor in 7 1/4 fathoms with 2 shackles, bottom sand & coral.

pm: Cutters away drawing stores from "Empress of Russia".

4.08pm: Weighed. Shifted berth.

4.18pm: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

5.35pm: "Empress of Russia" sailed.

10.40pm: "Empress of Asia" arrived & anchored.


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10 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: "Empress of Asia" sailed.

8.45am: Hands painting ship. Bosun's party refitting & as req'.

2.00pm: Hands painting ships side.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: Lit fires in 1 & 2 boilers.


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11 August 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

am: Fires dying out in 3 & 4 boilers.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting ship, refitting and as req'.

2.15pm: Hands painting ship, refitting & as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters.

6.45pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

6.53pm: 70 revs.

7.05pm: Course S 73 1/2 E.

7.06pm: Perim High Light Ho abeam 1.8'.


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12 August 1915

From Perim to Aden at Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

12.55am: a/c N 64 E.

4.15am: a/c N 80 E.

4.45am: a/c East.

5.25am: Increased tom 75 revs.

5.30am: 80 revs.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.45am: a/c N 70 E.

7.10am: Jez Salil N 9* E .8', a/c N 39 E.

7.40am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

7.55am: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 fathoms with 3 1/2 shackles & secured stern to N0 4 buoy.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

9.40am: Hands painting ship and as req'. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

pm: Make & mends clothes.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm. Landed Maxim & crew.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.


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13 August 1915

Off Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Hands as req'.

11.05am: Slipped aft.

11.13am: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

11.35am: Course S 16 E, 70 revs.

11.45am: a/c S 67 1/2 E.

12.22pm: a/c N 21 E.

1.10pm: a/c N 52 W.

1.19pm: 50 revs.

1.22pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

1.25pm: Stopped.

1.27pm: Came to with Port anchor in 43/4 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

4.22pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.40pm: Secured.


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14 August 1915

Off Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.1

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.30am: Exercised General Quarters. Left guns cleared away.

5.42am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Laid out Kedge anchor.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Wire to kedge anchor parted.

11.36am: Weighed. Proceeded S 3 1/2 W.

11.46am: 70 revs.

12.26pm: Ras Marshag Light house, abeam .6'.

12.33pm: a/c N 87 W.

1.08pm: a/c N 23 1/2 W.

1.10pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

1.30pm: Stopped.

1.31 Came to with Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms with 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & mud.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.50pm: Weighed.

5.00pm: Proceeded S 20* E., 80 revs.

5.11pm: a/c S 46 1/2 E.

5.20pm: El Bash Light Ho abeam .5'.

5.30pm: a/c S 88 E.

5.53pm: a/c N 12 1/2 E.

6.02pm: Ras Marshag Light Ho abeam .5'.

6.36pm: Slow.

6.38pm: Stopped.

6.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 5 1/4 fathoms with 2 shackles, bottom sand.

pm: Sent diver down to shackle 3 1/2" wire to kedge anchor.

8.10pm: Weighed kedge anchor.

8.30pm: Veered to 2 1/2 shackles.


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15 August 1915

Off Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.33am: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.46am: Course S 10 W.

6.20am: Ras Marshag Light Ho abeam .5'.

6.30am: a/c N 89 W.

7.00am: a/c N 32 1/2 W.

7.10am: Course & speed as req'.

7.18am: Stopped.

7.21am: Let go Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles bottom sand & mud.

8.15am: Sent 1 Maxim & field stand & 3 boxes of belts to "Empress of Asia".

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Divine Service.

4.48pm: Weighed. Proceeded S 20' E slow.

4.57pm: Increased 77 revs.

5.08pm: a/c S 67 E.

5.12pm: Elephant Back Light Ho abeam .6'.

5.26pm: a/c N 84 E.

5.45pm: a/c N 13 E.

5.49pm: Ras Marshag Light Ho abeam .5'.

6.15pm: a/c N 5 1/2 W.

6.20pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

6.26pm: Stopped.

6.27pm: Let go Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms and veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand.


Deviations obtained, Aug 14th & 15th.

Ships Head

Deviation

N 14 E

0* 33' E

N 84 E

0* 28' E

E 5 E

0* 11' E

S 20 E

0* 44' E

S 10 E

0* 10' E

S 10 W

0* 50' E

West

0* 50' E

N 33 W

0* 15' E



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16 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.12am: Weighed. Proceeded as req', slow.

5.18am: 70 revs, course S 50 E.

5.25am: Course S 10 W.

6.00am: Ras Marshag Light Ho abeam .6'.

6.08am:a/c S 87 W.

6.38am: a/c N 37 W.

7.00am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

7.11am: Stopped.

7.16am: Let go Port anchor in 5 fathoms & veered to 2 1/4 shackles and secured stern to No 4 buoy.

9.15am: Divisions & prayers.

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship, refitting & as req'.

10.00am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

2.15pm: Gunners party working in 4.7" shell room. Bosun's party refitting, remainder as req'

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm P.O's till 10.00pm.

6.40pm: Maxim gun's crew returned.


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17 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.50am: H.M.S. "Northbrook" arrived & secured to No 4 buoy.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Landed field maxim & crew.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port watch till 8.00pm:. P.O's till 10.00pm.


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18 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands gauging shell, refitting & as req'.

1.50pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" sailed.

2.15pm: Hands preparing for coaling and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 3/4 hrs.


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19 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.05am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling Ship.

11.20am: Finished coaling, hands cleaning ship.

11.45am: Lighters cast off.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

2.20pm: H.M.S. "Laconia" arrived.

3.00pm: Raising steam in No 1 boiler.

pm: Special leave to Port watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.

11.00pm: Fires out in No2 boiler.


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20 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Starb Watch cleaning provision room.

9.00am: Starb Watch restowing provision room. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

2.15pm: Starb watch restowing fore hold, Bosun's party refitting, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24hrs.


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21 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: General leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24hrs.


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22 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.10am: H.M.S. "Laconia" sailed.

6.30am: H.M.S. "Northbrook" sailed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.20am: Held divine service on board.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm. Evening Quarters.

6.10pm: H.M.S. " Empress of Russia" arrived.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24hrs.


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23 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Port Watch cleaning fore hold.

9.00am: Remainder of hands refitting and as req'.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Enterprise" sailed.

2.15pm: Port Watch clearing fore hold, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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24 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.40am: H.M.S. "Diana" arrived. (ed. Cruiser, 1895, Eclipse Class, 19 knots, 9,600 HP, Comp' 450, JFS 1906/7)

8.55am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Starb Watch stowing fore hold, remainder refitting as req..

10.20am: Port Watch rigged diving boat.

2.15pm: Bosun's party refitting, Gunners party preparing B2 4.7" for stripping, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.45pm: "Empress of Asia" arrived.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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25 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunners party dismounting B2 gun.

6.35am: H.M.S. "Diana" sailed.

7.55am: Diving party away at "Empress of Asia".

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

9.15am: Gunners party stripping B2, Starb Watch restowing fore hold, remainder of hands as req'.

11.20am: Diving party returned.

1.00pm: "Empress of Asia" sailed.

2.15pm: Gunners party dismounting guns, remainder reeving boats fall, refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in Steam cutter 24 hrs.


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26 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunners party dismounting guns.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands reeving new boats falls, dismounting 1/1 & as req'.

2.15pm: Gunners party dismounting 4.7" guns, remainder reeving new boats falls and as req'.

3.00pm: Lit fires in No2 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.


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27 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunners party dismounting X1 4.7".

8.40am: Gunners party dismounting 4.7".

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req'.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm>

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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28 August 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Dutch warship "Canopus" arrived. (ed. 1913, Jane's Fighting Ships 1919 states "Miscellaneous Vessels belonging to the East Indies Government, not known if armed.)

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Hands preparing for sea. Hoisted steam cutter.

4.52pm: Weighed.

5.10pm: Proceeded course & speed as req'.

5.17pm: Course S 8* E.

5.26pm: a/c S 63 1/2 E.

5.35pm: El Bach Light House abeam .5'.

5.51pm: a/c N 80* E.

6.06pm: a/c N 11* E.

6.11pm: a/c Ras Marshag Light Ho abeam .4'.

6.35pm: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

6.41pm: Slow.

6.45pm: Stopped.

6.48pm: Let go Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.


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29 August 1915

Off Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.42am: Weighed. Shifted berth.

6.09am: Let go Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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30 August 1915

Off Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 &2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req'. A & B groups at divisional drill.

9.50am: Rigged diving boat.

10.30am: Diver clearing Port propeller from buoy rope.

2.15pm: Hands refitting & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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31 August 1915

Off Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.08pm: Weighed. Proceeded S 40 E slow.

5.19am: 77 revs.

5.20am: a/c S 9 W.

5.56 Ras Marshag Light Ho abeam .5'.

6.00am: a/c S 80 1/2 W.

6.26am: a/c N 50 1/2 W.

6.40am: As req' for entering harbour.

7.06am: Came to with Starb anchor in 5 1/4 fathoms with 3 3/4 shackles & secured stern to No 4 buoy.

9.054am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting boats falls and as req'.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Northbrook" arrived.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

2.15pm: Hands refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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Left hand side and Right hand side of page

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Specifications page - completed. See earlier

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Instruments page - not completed


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1 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting A2 4.7".

8.40am: Gunner's party dismounting A2.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: Hands as req'.

2.00pm: Gunner's party dismounting A2, Remainder of hands as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.


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2 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.20am: "Empress of Asia" arrived and anchored in outer anchorage.

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting X2.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Gunner's party stripping X2. Remainder of hands as req'.

2.15pm: Gunner's party dismounting X2. Remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.


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3 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting Y2.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Gunner's party stripping Y2, remainder of hands as req'.

2.15pm: Gunner's party remounting Y2, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, General leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.


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4 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

1.00pm: Lit fires in 3 & 4 boilers.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. General leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

6.00pm: Let fires die out in 1 & 2 boilers.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 21 1/2 hrs.


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5 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: Landed R. C. Church party (18).

7.45am: R. C's returned.

8.20am: "Empress of Russia" arrived.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.05am: Held divine service.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.30pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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6 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting B1.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunner's party dismounting B1 4.7". Remainder provisioning ship & as req'.

2.00pm: Gunner's party remounting B1, remainder of hands provisioning ship.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Starb Watch storing provisions.

9.30pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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7 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting A1.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Dismounting party stripping A1, remainder as req'. Torpedo training class from "Northbrook on board for instruction.

2.15pm: Gunner's party remounting A1, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

10.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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8 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Dismounting party stripping 3 pdr guns.

8.45am: Gunner's party stripping 3 pdr guns.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

am: Hands provisioning ship and as req'.

1.55pm: Gunner's party remounting 3 pdrs.

2.15pm: Hands refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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9 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.05am: Sent cutter with diving party to "Empress of Russia".

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting 3 pdr guns.

8.40am: Gunner's party stripping 3 pdrs.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: hands as req'.

1.00pm: Diving party left ship.

2.15pm: Gunner's party stripping 3 pdr guns, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.10pm: Cutter returned, unrigged diving gear.

9.30pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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10 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Gunner's party dismounting 3 pdr guns.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Hands stripping 3 pdrs and as req'.

pm: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of Russian Victory.

2.15pm: Hands remounting 3 pdrs & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

6.06pm: Undressed ship.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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11 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia arrived & anchored in outer anchorage.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" sailed.

3.50pm: Sent working party to transport Ismailia.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.55pm: "Empress of Russia" sailed.

8.10pm: Working party returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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12 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1, 3, & 4.

5.15am: Sent working party to transport "Ismailia"

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: Landed R.C. Church Party, 16.

7.45am: R.C. Church party returned.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: Hands preparing for sea & for coaling.

6.50pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.00pm: Commenced coaling. Native labour

9.00pm: Lit fires in No1 boiler

9.30pm: Finished coaling.

9.35pm: Lighters cast off, Fires in steam cutter 21 1/2 hrs.

10.20pm: Weighed. Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

10.30pm: Course S 17 E, 84 revs.

10.45pm: Streamed Neptune Log.

10.46pm: El Bach Light Ho abeam 1.4', a/c S 56 E.

11.00pm: a/c East.


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13 September 1915

From Aden to Sohotra at Sea

Lat 12.7, Long 47.4

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

4.00am: Increase to 95 revs.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.20am: Deviation 0* 45" E.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Lit fires in No2 boiler.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.53pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

10.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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14 September 1915

To Aden at Sea

Lat 12.8, Long 47.9

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.20am: a/c N 89 1/2 W, reduced to 90 revs.

am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

2.00am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.10am: Exercised Watch close W. T. doors.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: X group at divisional drill. Gun's crews at loader. Gun Layers at deflection teacher. Hands scrubbing cable galley's bottom and as req'.

12.18pm: Decreased to 78 revs. Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0* 20' E.

4.06pm: Exercised Fire Quarters.

4.28pm: Secured.

5.00pm: Increased to 82 revs.

10.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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15 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.35am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

4.20am: Sighted Ras Marshag Light N 77 W.

5.00am: a/c N 80 W.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.06am: a/c N 74 W.

7.10am: Ras Marshag Light abeam 1.5'.

7.28am: a/c NW.

7.35am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

8.00am: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 3 1/2 shackles in 4 3/4 fathoms and secured stern to No 4 buoy.

9.00am: Gunners party dismounting 3 pdrs, remainder preparing for coaling and as req'.

11.55am: Coal lighters secured alongside, commenced coaling, native labour.

2.00pm: Gunners party remounting 3 pdrs, Coaling ship.

4.35pm: Completed coaling 180 tons.

5.15pm: Coal lighters cast off.

5.20pm: Hands cleaning ship.

5.50pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" anchored in outer anchorage.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 hrs.


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16 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1,3 & 4.

5.30am: "Empress of Asia" entered harbour.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.10am: "Empress of Russia" entered harbour.

9.30am: Hands cleaning ship. Gunner's party stripping X2 & Y2 4.7".

pm: Let fires die out in No4 boiler, lit fires in No 1 boiler.

2.15pm: Gunner's party stripping Y2.

pm: Hands painting 2nd cutter & as req'.

pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 1/3 hrs.


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17 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3.

4.30am: Let fires die out in 3 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.10am: Sent working party to transport "Menominee".

6.30am: Starb Watch preparing Bosun's stores for returning

am: Lit fires in No2 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Bosun's stores to "Northbrook". Gunners party stripping Y1, remainder of hands painting 1st cutter & as req'.

2.15pm: Gunners party at B2, remainder painting 1st cutter & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. General leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

10.30pm: Working party returned from transport.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 3/4 hrs.


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18 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.15am: Sent working party to transport "Menominee".

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: H.M.S."Lama" arrived.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

10.00pm: Transport party returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/2 hrs


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19 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Landed R.C. Church Party (17).

7.50am: R.C. Party returned.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch 4.00pm till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

4.20pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Russia" sailed.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Turned out & lowered sailing Pinnace.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 hrs.


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20 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.30am: Landed ships company for route march.

6.50am: Sent Pinnace with divers to "Empress of Asia".

7.25am: Landing party returned.

8,45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.40am: Gunner's party restowing & examining cordite. Armourers party running back guns. Whalers crew painting boat, remainder as req'.

11.35am: Diving party returned.

1.30pm: Sent diving party to "Empress of Asia".

2.00pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.45pm: Diving party returned.

6.00pm: Italian gunboat "Teola" arrived.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 19 3/4 hrs.


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21 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.50am: Sent diving party to "Empress of Asia"

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands refitting, painting boats davits & 4.7" guns.

11.30am: Diving party returned, unrigged diving boat.

2.15pm: Gunners party working at B1, remainder of hands painting & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Read Warrant No 16. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 19 3/4 hrs.


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22 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: H.M.S. " Lama" sailed.

7.20am: H.M.S. "Northbrook" sailed.

8.45am: Hands painting ship.

2.00pm: Hands painting ship.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" sailed.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 hrs.


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23 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: Hands painting sailing Pinnace & as req'.

2.15pm: Hands painting ship

pm: Port Watch piped down.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Port Watch cleaning down aloft.

4.25pm: Italian armed launch "Leda" sailed.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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24 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Port Watch painting down aloft, remainder of hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters, Fire stations & out collision mat.

9.42am: Secured.

10.15am: Hands painting down aloft & as req'.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Lumba" arrived.

2.20pm: Hands as req'.

3.15pm: Furled awnings.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 11 3/4 hrs.


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25 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

pm: G. Phillips C.P.O. ON 182 785, Geo R Talmay L.S. ON 204 734, B. S. Beagley A.B. ON 229 700, lost their lives in action against the Turks, between Sheik Othman & Waht. Cause of death , heat stroke.

pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 13 3/4 hrs.


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26 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: Landed R.C. Church party (17).

7.45am: R.C. Church party returned.

9.15am: Divisions.

9.40am: Landed C of E Church party (71).

11.05am: Church party returned.

2.05pm: H.M.S."Lama" arrived.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 21 1/2 hrs


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27 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.30am: Small arm company landed for drill.

6.45am: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" arrived & secured to No 3 buoy.

7.20am: Landing party returned.

8.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.50am: Hoisting in stores.

2.15pm: Hands stowing stores and as req'.

pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm. Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 23 hrs.


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28 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.40am: Hoisted steam cutter.

am: Hands refitting & as req'. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

12.25pm: H.M.S. "Lunka" sailed.

2.00pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.54pm: Undressed.

6.15pm: Maxim guns crew & 2 guns returned on board


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29 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2, 3 & 4.

am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Hands as requisite. Gun's crews to loader.

pm: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

2.15pm: Hands as requisite.

pm: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.


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30 September 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers, hands as requisite.

12.30pm: Paid monthly money

1.00pm: Dressed ship with masthead flags.

2.15pm Hands as requisite.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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Left hand side and Right hand side of page

W F Preedy Lieut: Navigating Officer


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Specifications page - completed. See earlier section


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1 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" sailed.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req', X Group at divisional drill. Diver examining ships bottom.

2.00pm: Diver examining ships bottom.

3.20pm: Japanese destroyer arrived.

3.30pm: Unrigged diving boat.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 21 1/2 hrs.


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2 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.


9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: General leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm. P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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3 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: Landed R.C. Church party (13).

7.00am: H.M.S. "Empress of Russia" arrived and anchored in outer harbour.

7.55am: R.C. Church party returned.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

10.30am "Empress of Russia" sailed.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.10pm: Watch preparing for coaling.

5.50pm: H.M.S. "Lama" arrived.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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4 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

7.15am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.25am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship.

11.35am Finished coaling , 110 tons.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.45pm: H.M.S. "Empress of Asia" arrived.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 1/2 hrs.


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5 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship..

8.45am: Port Watch rigging diving boat.

9.00am: Divisions & prayers

am: Diver cleaning inlets, hoisted steam cutter.

9.15am: Hands scraping cowls & as req'.

1.30pm: Diver examining inlets.

2.15pm: Hands securing boats for sea & as req'.

3.00pm: Hoisted in diving gear.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.


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6 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.2, Long 45.5

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

6.09am: Weighed. Slipped aft.

6.13am: Proceeded course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

6.19am: Course S 44 E.

6.42am: El Bach Light Ho abeam .9'. Deviation 1" 30' E

7.06am: Streamed patent logs

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

am: A & B groups to divisional drill.

am: Hands cleaning cable, boats bottoms and as req'.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. a/c N 73 W Reduce to 70 revs, deviation 0* 50' W.

4.05pm: Exercised Collision stations.

4.07pm: Stopped, hauled in patent logs. Port 76.6, Starb 76.3.

4.18pm: Replaced gear.

4.30pm: Proceeded, streamed logs.

10.25pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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7 October 1915

From Aden to Perim at Sea

Lat 12.6, Long 43.7

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.05am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.50am: Exercised close W.T. doors.

4.00am: Increase to 75 revs.

5.45am: Deviation 0* 20' E.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.03am: a/c N 75 W.

7.10am: Hauled in patent logs.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.10am: Stopped.

9.20am: Course & speed as req' for firing anti-aeroplane gun, maxim and for 1" aiming practice.

11.05am: Finished firing.

11.15am Hoisted in target.

11.20am: Proceeded N 75 1/2 E 60 revs.

1.35pm: a/c N 33 W.

2.27pm: a/c S 76 W.

2.45pm: a/c S 29 1/2 W.

3.00pm: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

3.26pm: Slow.

3.27pm: Stopped. Came to with Port anchor in 4 3/4 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, Let fires die out in No3 boiler.

11.00pm: H.M.S. "Lama" arrived.


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8 October 1915

At Perim

Lat 12.6, Long 43.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.10am: H.M.S. "Lama" sailed

7.30am: Lit fires in 3 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Gunlayers at deflection teacher, remainder of hands as req'.

11.44am: Weighed. Proceeded course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

11.55am: 66 revs.

Noon: Course S 50* E.

12.04pm: Course as req' for intercepting dhow. Increased to 75 revs.

12.26pm: Slow.

12.30pm: Stopped.

12.40pm: Proceeded S 50 1/2 E, 60 revs.

2.00pm: a/c to E by N to communicate by signal with SS "Tevanion" of St Ives

2.25pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0* 10' W.

7.00pm: a/c N 69* E.

10.32pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.10pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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9 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.13am: Sighted El Bach Light Ho N 60* E

2.20am: a/c N 60* E.

3.40am: El Bach Light N 61 1/2 E.

4.15am: a/c N 70 E. Hauled in patent log.

4.45am: a/c S 80* E.

5.25am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

6.29am: Stopped. Came to with Starb anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms with 3 shackles & secured stern to No 4 buoy. Hands cleaning ship

8.50am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/3 hrs.

11.10pm: H.M.S. "Suva" arrived.


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10 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Landed R.C. Church party (17).

7.45am: Church party returned.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Held divine service on board.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm P.O's till 10.00pm>

5.00pm: Starb watch preparing for coaling.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 3/4 hrs


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11 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.55am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

8.45am: H.M.S."Lama" arrived. Coaling ship.

10.00am: Finished coaling, 96 tons.

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.15am: Coal lighters cast off.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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12 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

pm: Gunners party filling maxims belts.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

4.55pm: H.M.S. "Suva" sailed.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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13 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

am: Aired bedding.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Inspection of bedding

9.30am: Starb Watch provisioning ship, remainder as req'.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm P.O's till 10.00pm.

Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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14 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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15 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Exercised General Quarters, fire & collision stations.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

9.45am: Hands as req'. Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

2.15pm: Evening Quarters. General Leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

4.30pm: H.M.S. 'Empress of Asia" sailed.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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16 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Lit fires in 1 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

1.00pm: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

2.00pm: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. General Leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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17 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: Landed R.C. Church party (16).

7.55am: R.C's returned.

8.40am: Landed C of E Church party (64).

10.00am: Church party returned.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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18 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: H.M.S."Lama" arrived.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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19 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: Guns crews to loader drill, remainder as req'.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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20 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.10am: Hands refitting ridge ropes and as req'. Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

2.00pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 24 hrs.


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21 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Away all boats crew.

6.55am: Rigged diving boat.

9.20am: Divisions, prayers.

9.30am: Divers working on inlets. Landed patrol. Remainder of hands as req'.

12.45pm: H.M.S."Jupiter" arrived. (ed. Battleship, Majestic Class, 1895, 16 1/2 knots, 12,000 HP, comp' 757, Jane's Fighting Ships 1914)

1.15pm: Patrol returned.

2.15pm: Divers working on inlets, remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 22 1/4 hrs.


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22 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Divers working on ship's bottom. Gunlayers to Deflection teacher. Remainder of hands as req'.

11.10am: Unrigged diving boat.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

3.30pm: H.M.S."Lama" sailed.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Port Watch till 8.00pm, P.O's till 10.00pm.


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23 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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24 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

6.40am: Landed R. C. Church Party (15).

7.50am: R. C. Party returned.

9.20am: Held divine service on board.

4.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/2 hrs.


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25 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Cutters away sailing, Gunners party cleaning magazines, remainder as req'.

2.15pm: Gunners party cleaning magazines, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs


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26 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

7.40am: Italian gunboat arrived.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: A & B groups to divisional drill, Gunners party about magazines, remainder of hands as req'.

2.00pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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27 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

6.30am: H.M.S. "Enterprise" arrived. (ed. No information on this vessel)

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands refitting & as req'.

am: X Group at divisional drill.

2.15pm: hands refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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28 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

8.40am: Diver working on inlets.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: No 1 Company at Field Exercise, remainder preparing for coaling.

9.40am: H.M.S. "Enterprise" sailed with floating dock in tow.

10.10am: Unrigged diving boat.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.15pm: H.M.S. "Minto" arrived.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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29 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.06am: Lighters secured alongside.

6.20am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.15am: Finished coaling 116 tons.

9.20am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.00am: Coal lighters cast off.

2.00pm:: Hands cleaning ship

pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 10.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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30 October 1915

At Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship

9.40am: H.M.S. "Minto sailed

12.30pm: Paid monthly money.

pm: hands make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Gave general leave to Port Watch till 10.00pm.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: Hoisted steam cutter. Starb Watch preparing ship for sea.

5.00pm: Lit fires in No3 boiler.

8.30pm: Lit fires in 4 boiler.

10.10pm: Slipped from buoy.

10.28pm: Weighed. proceeded Course & speed as req' for leaving Harbour.

10.37pm: 80 revs.

10.45pm: Course S 30 1/2 E.

11.00pm: El Bach Light Ho abeam 1'. Increased to 95 revs. Streamed Starb log.

11.12pm: Course N 80* E.

11.45pm: Ras Marshag Light abeam 2' a/c N 76 E.


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31 October 1915

From Aden to Mashat at Sea

Lat 13.2, Long 46.9

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 25 mins.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.45am: Deviation 0* 20' E

9.30am: Divisions

10.00am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

Midnight: Increased to 100 revolutions.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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Coal consumption sheet


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1 November 1915

From Aden to Mashat at Sea

Lat 14.6, Long 50.7

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12 15am: a/c N 63 1/2 E.

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

2.19am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

6,45am: Deviation 0* 20' E.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Exercised Small arm company, remainder of hands oiling over wires and as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised Collision stations.

4.16pm: Replaced gear.

6.24pm: Hauled in Cherub log 440.4.

6.29pm: Streamed Neptune log.

10.45pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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2 November 1915

From Aden to Mashat at Sea

Lat 16.7, Long 55.2

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

2.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

6.45am: Deviation 0* 25' E.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.25am: Replaced gear.

9.30am: Stations for abandon ship, Gunlayers to deflection teacher, remainder of hands repairing awning, refitting ridge ropes & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.05pm: a/c N 41* E.

7.10pm: Deviation 0* 20' E.

10.45pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Exercised close W.T. doors.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS PHILOMEL
Operations in the Persian Gulf

JP map Philomel Persian Gulf

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3 November 1915

From Aden to Mashat at Sea

Lat 19.7, Long 58.8

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

3.05am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

3.45am: Sounded 1/75 fathoms.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.46am: Deviation Nil.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: A & B groups at divisional training, remainder of hands repairing awnings and as req'.

11.50am: Sighted Mosira Island N 15 1/2 W.

12.53pm: a/c N 22 E.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0* 20 N

7.00pm: Sounded 48 fathoms.

9.25pm: Sounded 1/66 fathoms.

9.42pm: 1/70 fathoms.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.10pm: Exercised Watch close W. T. doors.


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4 November 1915

From Aden to Mashat at Sea

Lat 23.4, Long 58.9

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.55am: a/c N 2 W.

1.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

4.06am: a/c N 58 W.

4.45am: Deviation 0* 50' W.

6.00am: Reduced to 75 revs. Let fires die out in 3 & 4 boilers.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.10am: Reduced to 70 revs.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

am: X & Y Groups at divisional drill. Hands preparing for coaling & as req'.

1.26pm: a/c N 55 W.

2.25pm: Hauled in patent log 766.7.

2.50pm: Course & speed as req' for entering Mashat.

2.55pm: Fired salute of 21 guns. Stopped.

3.00pm: Came to with Port anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms with 3 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

pm: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

3.30pm: Coal lighters se4cured alongside.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.15pm: Saluted Consul 11 guns.

5.30pm: Gunners party refilling saluting cylinders.


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5 November 1915

From Maskat to Chahbar at Sea

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.30am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.20am: Commenced coaling, native labour

6.20am: H.M.S."Pyramus" arrived.

am: Coaling ship.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

2.05pm: Finished coaling, 314 tons.

2.20pm: Coal lighters cast off.

3.18pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

3.25pm: 78 revs.

3.30pm: Course N 46* E.

3.35pm: Streamed Starb log.

4.30pm: Deviation 0* 15' W.

10.48pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised watch close & open W.T. doors.


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6 November 1915

At Chahbar Bay

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.00am: a/c N 34 E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c N 64 E.

7.05am: Hauled in patent log 140.1.

7.30am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

7.34am: Stopped.

7.35am: Let go Starb anchor in 6 3/4 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand & shingle

am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship

9.25am: H.M.S. "Bramble" sailed. (ed. Gunboat: 1st Class, Bramble Class, 1898/99, 13.9 knots, 710 tons, comp' 90, JFS 1919).

pm: Hands make & mend.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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7 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Held divine service on board.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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8 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 2 & 3.

5.40am: hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Weighed & cotted Starb anchor by hand. Course & speed as req' for shifting berth.

10.00am: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 5 3/4 fathoms, bottom sand & shingle.

10.20am: Hands spreading awnings, side screens & as req'.

2.15am: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.


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9 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 2 & 3.

3.30am: Let fires die out in 2 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & cleaning down aloft.

8.50am: Port Watch rigged diving boat.

9.00am: Hands refitting ridge ropes, divers cleaning auxiliary inlet, remainder as req'.

11.25am: Unrigged diving boat.

2.00pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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10 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & cleaning down rigging.

8.55am: Rigged diving gear.

9.05am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req', Steam cutter towing target for ".303" aiming practice.

am: Divers working on inlets.

11.15am: Unrigging diving boat.

2.00pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Leave to football party 3.30 till 5.30pm.

7.30pm: Burned searchlights.

9.00pm: Fires in Steam cutter 13 hrs.


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11 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Port Watch rigging diving gear.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Divers working on inlets. Hands as req'. Steam cutter towing target for .303 aiming practice.

1.00am: Divers working on inlets.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

3.20pm: Unrigged diving gear.

pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.


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12 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and blacking down aloft.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Steam cutter towing target for ".303" aiming practice. Hands blacking down aloft & as req'.

2.15pm: Hands blacking down aloft, refitting and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 13 hrs.


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13 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Lit fires in 4 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Let fires die out in 3 boiler.


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14 November 1915


At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

9.30am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: Drew fires in steam cutter. Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

9.30pm: Burned searchlight.


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15 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

(RHS of log page only)

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.10am: Out Port bower anchor.

9.30am: Replaced gear.

9.40am: Abandon ship.

10.00am: Returned gear. Steam cutter towing target for .303 aiming practice. Remainder of hands as req'.

2.00pm: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

2.15pm: Hands reeling up 4 1/2" wire & as req'.

pm: Fired 1 Lyddite, 1 Shrapnel, & 1 Common shell.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in Steam cutter 13 hrs.

7.30pm: Burned searchlights.


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16 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Steam cutter towing target for .303 aiming.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands as requisite.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

am: Fires in steam cutter 4 3/4 hrs. Hoisted steam cutter.

2.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling and as req'.

2.58pm: Weighed. Proceeded Course & speed as req'.

3.05pm: 82 revs.

3.09pm: Course S 46 1/2 W.

3.25pm: Streamed log.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.10pm: Deviation 1* 30' E.

11.05pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11,25pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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17 November 1915

From Chahbar to Muscat (Maskat) at Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.38am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

5.50am: a/c S 8 1/2 W. Slow both. Hauled in patent log 138.2.

5.54am: Proceeded 75 revs.

6.00am: Course as req' for entering Muscat.

6.15am: Stopped.

6.18am: Let go Port anchor & veered to 2 1/2 shackles in 6 1/2 fathoms, bottom sand & shingle.

6.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Coaling ship, native labour.

12.05pm: H.M.S."Odin" arrived. (ed. Old Sloop, 1900/3. 13 1/4 knots,1070 tons, comp' 121/112, Jane's Fighting Ships 1919).

1.30pm: Finished coaling, 125 tons.

1.40pm: Coal lighters cast off.

1.55pm: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Eng Lieut Comdr Stitdeon join ship

pm: Eng Lieut Comdr Russell left ship.

5.05pm: Weighed.

5.07pm: Slow N 17 W.

5.11pm:80 revs.

5.13pm: Streamed Starb log.

5.19pm: a/c N 61 1/2 E.

10.00pm: Increased to 82 revs.

10.10pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.12pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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18 November 1915

From Muscat to Gwatar Bay at Sea

Lat 24.9, Long 61.5

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.25am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.05am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: Deviation Nil.

9.20am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Hands cleaning down rigging & as req'.

1.20pm: a/c S 84 E.

1.25pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

1.25pm: Hauled in patent log 186.7'.

1.31pm: Slow both.

1.36pm: Course as req'.

1.51pm: Half speed.

1.52pm: Course S 89* W.

2.20pm: a/c N 59 1/2 W.

2.35pm: Increased to 75 revs.

2.30pm: a/c N 54 W.

3.11pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

3.23pm: Slow.

3.24pm: Stopped.

3.27pm: Let go Port anchor in 3 1/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.15pm: Burned searchlights on shore.

8.11pm: Weighed.

8.14pm: Proceeded S 54 E slow.

8.17pm: 60 revs.

8.43pm: a/c S 42 W.

10.18pm: a/c N 80* W.

11.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.45pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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19 November 1915

From Gwatar to Chahbar at Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

5.15am: a/c N 1* W.

5.52am: a/c N 21 1/2 W.

6.05am: Increased to 75 revs.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.34am: a/c N 40 E.

6.40am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

6.45am: Slow.

6.50am: Let go Port anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

am: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

8.40am: Rigged diving boat.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

am: Divers working on inlet. Gun's crews at loader. Gunlayers at deflection teacher. S.S. at sight setting instrument, remainder as req'.

11.15am: Unrigged diving boat.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.50pm: Starb Watch rigged diving gear.

7.10pm: Divers clearing auxiliary inlets.


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20 November 1915


At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 4.

5.40am Hands cleaning ship and cleaning down rigging.

6.20am: Divers clearing inlets.

9.00am Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.45pm: Divers clearing inlets.

6.15pm: Finished diving.

8.20pm: Divers clearing inlets.


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21 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 4.

5.40am Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Divers working on inlets.

8.10am: Finished diving.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.10am: Held divine service.

1.35pm: Divers working on inlets.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Finished diving.


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22 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am Hands cleaning ship and blacking down rigging.

am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands blacking down rigging. A Group at divisional drill. Divers working on inlets, remainder as req'.

9.45am: "B" group at Divisional drill.

10.30am: X Group at divisional drill.

11.00am: X Group at divisional drill.

11.00am: H.M.S."Bramble" arrived & anchored.

11.15am: Unrigged diving gear.

2.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling & securing boats for sea.

3.08pm: Weighed. Proceeded West, speed as req'.

3.12pm: Streamed patent log.

3.16pm: Increased to 80 revs.

3.25pm: Course S 46 W.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Deviation 1* 15' E.

11.18pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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23 November 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.47am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am; Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

5.36am: a/c South.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship. Hauled in patent log.

5.50am: a/c S 20 W.

5.57am: a/c S 40 W

6.10am: a/c S 52 W.

6.30am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

6.38am: Reduced to 50 revs.

6.40am: Stopped.

6.45am: Let go Starb anchor in 6 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

7.20am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.30am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship, native labour.

11.40am: Finished coaling (100 tons).

12.45pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: Leave to P.O's 4.00 till 6.00pm.


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24 November 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Y Group at divisional drill. Remainder as req'.

10.00am; Gunlayers at deflection teacher.

2.00pm: Hands securing boats for sea and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.03pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 19 W slow.

5.08pm: Half speed.

5.14pm: Increased to 80 revs.

5.15pm: Course N 46 E.

11.10pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.35pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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25 November 1915

From Muscat to Chahbar at Chahbar.

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.24am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.05am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Increased to full speed, 2 boilers.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: a/c N 53* E.

9.44am: Course as req'.

9.50am: Reduce to 80 revs.

9.54am: Reduce to 50 revs.

9.56am: Stopped.

9.58am: Let go Starb anchor in 5 1/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand, shingle.

10.05am: Hands painting ships side and as req'. Let fires die out in 4 boiler.

2.15pm: Hands painting ships and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: H.M.S."Bramble" sailed.


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26 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: 4 hands & seedies painting ships side (ed. Seedies & Kroomen were African sailors recruited locally into British Royal Navy, Wikipedia)

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting guns and as req'.

2.15pm: 4 hands & seedies painting ships side, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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27 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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28 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

1.00pm: Lit fires in 1 boiler.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Let fires die out in 3 boiler.


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29 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: H.M.S. "Dalhousie" arrived (ed. Royal Indian Marine, Troopship, 1886, 13 knots. JFS 1919)

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters, fire & collision quarters.

9.37am: Secured.

9.45am: Starb Watch ranging Port cable for survey, remainder as req'.

11.55am: H.M.S. "Dalhousie" sailed.

2.15pm: Hands surveying Port cable and as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters.


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30 November 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Starb Watch stowing Port cable, remainder as req'.

12.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

2.15pm: Hands as req'. Maxim gun's crew at drill.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.25am: Landed Maxim gun's crews for practice.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.40am: Maxim gun's crew returned.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Weighed & stowed Starb anchor by hand.

9.26am: Let go Port anchor & veered to 2 shackles.

9.27am: Starb anchor aweigh.

10.00am: Starb Watch ranging Starb cable for survey, remainder as req'.

2.00pm: Hands surveying Starb cable & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters


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2 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Starb watch restowing Starb cable, boats crews turning boats falls, remainder as req'.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

2.40pm: H.M.S."Pyramus" arrived.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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3 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher, remainder as req'.

11.15am: H.M.S. "Dalhousie" arrived.

1.55pm: H.M.S. "Dalhousie" sailed.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed.


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4 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 3/4 hrs.


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5 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held Divine Services.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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6 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Lit fires in N0 2 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.20am: Exercised Fire quarters

9.35am: Collision stations, Watch out kedge anchor.

9.45am: Replaced gear.

10.15am: Hands as req'.

2.00pm: Hands preparing for sea and preparing for coaling.

4.05pm: Weighed, Proceeded West slow.

4.21pm: Cleared anchorage, 60 revs.

4.25pm: Streamed Starb log. a/c S 46* W 82 revs.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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7 December 1915

From Chahbar to Muscat at Muscat.

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

1.45am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.30am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.33am: Hauled in patent log 131.5.

6.50am: a/c S 25 W.

7.30am: a/c S 33 W.

7.45am: Course as req'. 60 revs.

7.50am: Slow.

7.53am: Stopped.

7.54am: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

8.05am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

8.10am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

12.15pm: Finished coaling 135 tons.

12.35pm: Coal lighters cast off.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.


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8 December 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship, and clearing booms.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Hands clearing booms, painting sailing pinnace and sa req'.

1.00pm: Leave to mess caterers till 5.00pm.

2.15pm: Hands as req.

4.00pm; Evening Quarters.

pm: Leave to P.O's Starb Watch till 6.00pm.


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9 December 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Hands refitting, painting sailing pinnace & as req'.

10.40am: Guns crew's to loader drill.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

11.32pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 30 W slow.

11.48pm: Half speed. Streamed Neptune log.

11.50pm: Course N 46 E, increased to 82 revs.


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10 December 1915

From Muscat to Chahbar & Jashk (Bandar-e-Jask) at Sea.

Lat 25.0, Long 60.3

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

3.00am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3,35am: Exercised Watch closed W.T. doors.

4.23am: Increased to 96 revs.

6.30am: hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Gunlayers at deflection teacher. Hands as req'.

11.45am: a/c N 37 E.

1.10pm: Chahbar Signal Station N 47 E.

1.52pm: a/c N 44 1/2.

1.55pm: Hauled in log.

2.15pm: Course as req'.

2.20pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

2.21pm: Slow.

2.22pm: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 2 shackles in 4 3/4 fathoms.

2.30pm: Hands furling awnings & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.40pm: Weighed. Proceeded West, slow.

8.41pm: Streamed log.

8.45pm: Increased to 60 revs.

8.51pm: 80 revs.

8.53pm: a/c S 64* W.

9.57pm: a/c N 89 1/2 W.

10.15pm: Hauled in log & streamed new log.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

11.35pm: Hauled in log.

11.42pm: Streamed log.


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11 December 1915

From Chahbar to Jashk at Sea

Lat 25.5, Long 58.3

2.30am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.30am: Streamed new rotator.

3.15am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: a/c n 68 W.

8.50am: Hauled in log, 80.6.

9.00am: Divisions. prayers.

9.12am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.15am: Stopped. Dropped target.

9.18am: Proceeded course as req' for firing 4.7" guns, 60 revs. Fired 40 practice 2 sharpnel.

9.45am: Commenced firing.

10.07am: Finished firing.

10.08am: Secured.

10.30am: Hoisted target.

10.35am: Proceeded N 77 W, 83 revs. Hands as req'.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.48pm: a/c N 45 1/2 W.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. a/c N 22 E.

4.12pm: a/c N 89 1/2 E.

4.15pm: a/c S 24 1/2 E.

4.18pm: Slow.

4.24pm: Stopped.

4.25pm: Let go Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.


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12 December 1915

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

2.18pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" arrived and anchored. (ed. Gunboat 1st Class, 1898/99, 710 tons, HP 1300 13.0 knots, comp' 90. JFS 1919,)

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.30pm: Lowered steam cutter.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 6 hrs.


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13 December 1915

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Sent steamboat, sailing pinnace & cutters to "City of Newcastle" for stores.

am: Hands hoisting in and stowing provisions and stores.

12.30pm: Starb Watch hoisting in provisions.

1.30pm: Hands hoisting in & stowing stores & provisions.

pm: Hands hoisting in & stowing stores.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 hrs.


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14 December 1915

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.10pm: Discharging stores to "Pyramus".

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands as req'.

am: Court Martial held on board "Pyramus".

2.00pm: Hands preparing for sea, coaling & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.12pm: Weighed. Slow ahead N55 W.

6.16pm: Increase to 60 revs.

6.27pm: a/c S 66 1/2 W.

6.35pm: Increase to 82 revs.

6.40pm: a/c S 24 E.

10.55pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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15 December 1915


From Jashk to Muscat At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.50am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.35am: Hauled in patent log 117.6.

7.00am: a/c S 30 E.

8.05am: Reduced to 60 revs.

8.10am: Slow.

8.12am: Stopped.

8.14am: Let go Port anchor in 6 3/4 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

9.35am: Hands as req'.

1.45pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" arrived.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.10pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" sailed.


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16 December 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.00am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.45am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship.

12.20pm: Finished coaling, 152 tons.

12.45pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: Leave to P.O's till 6.00pm.


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17 December 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.50am: Water boat secured alongside.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.35am: Secured.

9.45am: Hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

3.40pm: Weighed, Proceeded N 19 W slow.

3.44pm: Increased to 82 revs.

3.49pm: a/c N 46 E.

3.50pm: Streamed patent log.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0* 50' W.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.35pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors


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18 December 1915

From Muscat to Chahbar at Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.05am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Exercised close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship. Hauled in patent log 139.9.

7.30am: a/c N 65 E.

7.49am: Reduced to 60 revs, course as req'.

7.52am: Slow.

7.53am: Stopped.

7.55am: Let go Port anchor in 5 1/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

am: Let fires die out in No 1 boiler.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. 4 hands painting 1st cutter.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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19 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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20 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 2 & 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

am: 4 hands painting 2nd cutter.

9.00am: Divisions. prayers.

9.15am: Hands fitting new boats falls, painting out 2nd cutter, sailing pinnace away sailing.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

2.20pm: Hands painting 2nd cutter, fitting boats falls and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.


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21 December 1915

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

7.00am: Lit fires in No4 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands fitting new boats falls & as req'.

am: Fires in steam cutter 9 1/2 hrs.

2.15pm: Hands securing boats for sea and as req'.

3.10pm: Weighed. Proceeded West, slow

3.14pm: Increased to 60 revs.

3.18pm: Increased to 80 revs.

3.20pm: a/c S 46 W.

3.31pm: Streamed Cherub log.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fired 2 practice rounds from A2 to test keep plate of extractor.

10.15pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised watch close & open W.T. doors.


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22 December 1915

From Chahbar to Muscat at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.05am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Exercised close & open W.T doors.

5.50am: a/c S 34 W.

6.00am: Reduced to 60 revs.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship. Hauled in patent log 140.6.

6.30am: Course as req'.

6.35am: Slow both.

6.51am: Stopped.

6.54am: Let go Starb anchor in 7 3/4 fathoms, bottom sand & shingle & veered to 2 shackles.

9.20am: Divisions, prayers. Hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands hoisting in stores and ammunition.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 13 hrs.


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23 December 1915

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req'. Gunlayers to deflection teacher.

2.00pm: Hands securing boats for sea and as req'.

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" arrived.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.10pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed.


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24 December 1915

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 23.5, Long 58.9

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship

9.00am: Lit fires in No2 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions.

9.10am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.07am: Weighed. Course N 19 W slow.

10.12am: 60 revs.

10.17am: Increased to 82 revs.

am: Streamed cherub log.

10.15am: a/c S 37 E

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.10pm: Deviation 0* 48' W.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised close W.T. doors.


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25 December 1915

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 22.1, Long 62.9

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

2.10am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

2.45am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.18am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.20am: Deviation 0* 10' W.

9.00am: Divisions.

9.30am: Held divine service.

7.00pm: a/c S 73 E.

10.45pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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26 December 1915

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 20.8, Long 66.5

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

2.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.10am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Deviation 0* 20' W.

9.00am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.20pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

10.55pm: Exercised Close W.T. doors.


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27 December 1915

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 19.7, Long 70.0

Boilers alight 2, 3, & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

2.10am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Exercised close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship

7.30am: a/c S 76 E.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Hands as req'.

1.00pm: a/c S 73 E.

3.50pm: Furled Foc'sle Awning

pm: Evening Quarters.

10.45pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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28 December 1915

At Bombay (Mumbai)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

2.47am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

4.25am: Sighted Prongs Light House S 53 E.

4.30am: a/c S 50 E.

5.00am: a/c S 25 E.

5.50am: a/c S 67 1/2 E.

6.27am: a/c N 77 E.

6.30am: Hauled in patent log 872.4.

6.38am: Reduced to 70 revs.

6.45am: a/c N 37 1/2 E.

7.15am: Increased to 80 revs. course as req'.

7.26am: 60 revs.

7.32am: Stopped.

7.37am: Secured to No 6 buoy.

am: Hands discharging ammunition.

am: Let fires die out in No2 boiler.

8.45am: Hands hoisting out ammunition.

10.15am: 1st Cutter & whaler's crew's hauling their boats up on slip.

12.30pm: Hands hoisting out ammunition.

1.35pm: Ammunition lighters cast off.

1.45pm: Galley's & 2nd Cutter hauling boats up.

2.03pm: Slipped. Proceeded as req'.

3.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 3 & 4 boilers.

5.30pm: Hands transporting baggage to sailors home.


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29 December 1915

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

8.30am: Hands refitting, reeving new boats falls and as req'.

3.00pm: Hands painting mess decks.


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30 December 1915

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

8.15am: Hands painting mess decks, refitting and as req'.

3.10pm: Hands painting mess deck, returning stores and as req'.

5.00pm: Working parties left ship, exercised Fire party.


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31 December 1915

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

8.20am: Hands painting mess decks, returning awnings and as req'.

2.00pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am Sunday.

3.00pm: Hands returning stores, painting mess deck & as req'.

5.00pm: Exercised fire party.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.00am: Hands painting mess deck and as req'.

1.40pm: Exercised Fire party.

pm: Read Warrant number 17.


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2 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.00pm: Exercised Fire party.


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3 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands painting mess deck, drawing stores & as req'.

3.00pm: Hands painting mess deck, refitting & as req'.

5.00pm: Exercised Fire party.


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4 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

9.00am: Hands painting mess deck and as req'.

11.45am: Read Warrants number 18 & 19.

1.45pm: Read Warrant number 20.

3.15pm: Hands painting mess deck, refitting & as req'.

5.00pm: Exercised Fire party.


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5 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

8.20am: Hands refitting, drawing stores and as req'.

3.15pm: Hands refitting, drawing stores & as req'.

4.45pm: Exercised Fire party.


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6 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

8.15am: Hands drawing awnings, refitting and painting mess deck.

1.45pm: Exercised Fire party.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: Exercised Fire party.


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7 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight Nil.

8.20am: Hands drawing stores & as req'.

12.20pm: H.M.S. "Dufferin" shifted berth.

3.00pm: Hands as req'.

5.00pm: Exercised fire party.


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8 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

(RHS of Log Page)

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

am: Lit fires in 3 & 4 boilers.

8.15am: Hands returned on board from sailors home.

9.00am: Commenced flooding dock, hands as req'.

12.20pm: Left dock, proceeded to North Transport buoy.

12.56pm: Secured to buoy.

1.00pm: Let fires die out in No3 boiler.

2.30pm: Hands cleaning ship as req'.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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9 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

10.45am: Held divine service.

1.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 hrs


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Deviation Bombay

North Transport Buoy Jan 16.

North

1* 00' W

NNE

0. 45' W

NE

0. 45' W

ENE

0. 10 E

East

0. 00

SE

0. 30

SSE

0. 40

South

1. 00

SSW

1. 15

SW

1. 15

WSW

1. 30

West

0. 45

WNW

0 10 W

NW

0. 40

NNW

P. 00



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10 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Torpedo party hoisting up torpedoes for returning.

7.00am: Ammunition lighter secured alongside.

8.55am: Hands ammunitioning ship, returning torpedoes and as req'.

1.00pm: Hands ammunitioning ship.

4.30pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/4 hrs.


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11 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: hands preparing for coaling. Gunners party fusing lyddite shell.

7.50am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.00am: Gunners party fusing lyddite shell.

10.00am: H.M.S. "Hardinge" arrived. (ed. Troopship, Royal Indian Marine, 1900, HP 9366, 18 knots, 6 x 4.7", 6 x 3 pdrs, 4 Maxims. JFS 1919).

1.10pm: Finished coaling.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

5.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am.

6.10pm: H.M.S. "Dufferin" sailed.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 21 hrs.


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12 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.50am: Hands as req', Gunners party fusing lyddite shell.

2.15pm: Hands cleaning boats and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Special leave to Port Watch till 7.00am.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 20 hrs.


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13 January 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

7.30am: Water boat secured alongside.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: hands as req'.

am: Tested poet life buoy & found correct.

10.30am: Landed patrol.

1.15pm: Patrol returned.

2.05pm: Port Watch unshackled & reeving slip rope.

2.15pm: Hands preparing for sea & as req'.

4.21pm: Slipped. Proceeded as req'.

4.27pm: 75 revs.

4.29pm: Increased to 80 revs.

4.30pm: Course S 12 W.

4.36pm: Streamed Starb log.

4.37pm: Increased to 82 revs.

4.53pm: a/c S 66 W.

5.12pm: a/c N 70 W.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

6.00pm: Deviation 1* W.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

11.05pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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14 January 1916

From Bombay to Muscat at Sea

Lat 20.1, Long 69.2

Boilers alight 2, 3, & 4.

2.30am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Exercised close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.50am: Deviation 0* 30' W.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.13am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.35am: Secured.

am: Hands as req'.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

1.10pm: Put clocks back 30 mins.

2.00pm: Starb Watch as req'.

pm: Port Watch make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.48pm: Increased to 90 revs.

10.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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15 January 1916

From Bombay to Muscat at Sea.

Lat 21.8, Long 64.3

Boilers alight 2, 3, 4.

2.39am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.00am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.24am: Deviation 0* 10' W.

9.15am: Increased to 93 revs.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 30 mins.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.20pm: Exercised Sea boats


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16 January 1916

From Bombay to Muscat at Sea

Lat 23.5, Long 59.2

Boilers alight 3, 3, & 4.

2.25am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.35am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: a/c N 76 W

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

10.30am: Hauled in patent log 782.1.

12.05pm: a/c N 72 W.

2.30pm: a/c N 70 W.

3.00pm: Course as req'.

3.07pm: Reduce to 70 revs.

3.13pm: Stopped.

3.14pm: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms & veered to 2 shackles.

3.18pm: Let fires die out in No2 boiler.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.45pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.


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17 January 1916

From Muscat to Jashk at Sea

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands setting up foretopmast rigging, blacking down aloft and preparing for coaling

6.55am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.00am: Coaling ship.

Noon: Finished coaling 170 tons.

12.30pm: hands cleaning ship and setting up rigging.

5.36pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 23 1/2 W slow.

5.39pm: Half speed.

5.47pm: Increased to 70 revs.

5.55pm: Streamed patent log showing zero.

10.30pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

10.45pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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18 January 1916

From Muscat to Jashk at Sea.

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.45am: Exercised sea boats crew.

3.10am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.13am: a/c N 11 W.

7.20am: Hauled in patent log.

8.00am: a/c N 67 E.

8.15am: a/c S 22 E.

8.16am: Slow.

8.26am: Stopped.

8.27am: Let go Port anchor I 4 3/4 fathoms and veered to 2 shackles.

9.00am: Hands blacking down aloft, painting ship, and Gunnery training class at field exercise.

2.15pm: Hands painting ship and aloft. Gunnery Training class at instruction.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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19 January 1916

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

5.52am: H.M.S. " Lawrence" arrived and anchored. (ed. Despatch Vessel, Royal Indian Marine, 1886, Paddle wheel steamer, 1154 tons HP 1200, 13.5 knots, Jane's Fighting Ships 1919).

9.00am: Gunnery Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands painting ship.

10.40am: H.M.S. "Lawrence" sailed.

2.15pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands painting ship

5.45pm: Watch cleared away Starb anchor and cable.


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20 January 1916

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands painting ship.

2.00pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands painting ship.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.10pm: Burned searchlights.


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21 January 1916

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers. Hands painting ship, Gunnery Training class at instruction.

2.15pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder hands painting ship and as req'.

6.05pm: Weighed. Course N 40 W slow.

6.09pm: Half speed.

6.15pm: Increased to 75 revs.

6.19pm: a/c West.

6.30pm: a/c S 85 W.

6.40pm: Deviation 1* 50' E.

7.40pm: Sounded 19 1/2 fathoms.

8.07pm: a/c N 71 W.

8.10pm: Deviation 0* 30' E.

9.21pm: a/c N 32 1/2 W.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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22 January 1916

From Jashk to Bandar Abbas at Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.13, Long 56.15

Boilers alight 1, 3 & 4.

12.52am: Sighted Quoin Light N 54 W.

1.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

5.54am: Quoin Light 4 points.

2.38am: Abeam 7'.

2.40am: Reduce to 55 revs.

2.49am: a/c N 28 1/2 W.

3.20am: exercised watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Course and speed as req'.

8.19am: Stopped.

8.20am: Let go Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms, bottom mud and veered to 2 3/4 shackles.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.30pm: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.


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23 January 1916

From Bandar Abbas to Jashk at Sea

Lat 26.1, Long 57.1

Boilers alight 1, 3 & 4.

5.06am: Weighed.

5.08am: Half speed.

5.15am: Increased to 80 revs.

5.17am: Working up to 95 revs.

5.55am: a/c S 55 E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.25am: a/c S 54 1/2 W.

9.41am: Sounded 21 fathoms.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.51am: a/c S 17 E.

10.00am: Prayers.

1.00pm: a/c S 45 E.

2.26pm: a/c N 84 E.

4.00pm: Course and speed as req' for anchoring.

4.14pm: Slow.

4.19pm: Stopped. Let go Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms and veered to 2 1/2 shackles.

5.15pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Fires out in No1 boiler.


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24 January 1916

At Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

am: Hands as requisite.

2.15pm: Hands preparing for coaling and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.05pm: Weighed. Slow ahead, course N 47 W.

5.09pm: Half speed.

5.14pm: Increased to 73 revs.

5.21pm: Streamed Starb log.

5.20pm: West.

5.25pm: a/c S 59 W.

5.32pm: a/c S 24 E.

10.45pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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25 January 1916

From Jashk to Muscat at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.30am: Exercised Sea boats crew and watch close & open W.T. doors.

5.05am: Sighted land ahead.

6.06am: a/c S 34 E.

6.25am: Hauled in patent log 131.4.

6.40am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

6.55am: Let go Port anchor in 8 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles.

7.00am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.20am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship.

11.10am: Finished coaling, Hands cleaning ship 125 tons.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.


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26 January 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands painting ships side and as req'.

2.15pm: Hands painting ship.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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27 January 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1, 3, 4.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Bosun's party refitting, remainder of hands as req'.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 1 boiler.

11.00am: His Majesty Sultan of Muscat came aboard.

11.45am: His Majesty Sultan of Muscat left ship, fired salute of 21 guns.

4.30pm: Let fires die out in No1 boiler.


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28 January 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Lit fires in No2 boiler.

9.05am: Divisions, prayers. Gunnery training class at instruction. Gunners party refilling saluting charges, remainder as req'.

1.30pm: H.M.S. 'Mojaffer" sailed.

2.15pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Fires out in 3 boiler.

7.40pm: Watch hoisting stores out of lighter.


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29 January 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: 8 hands rattling down rigging.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship, rattling down rigging and as req'.

pm: make and mend clothes.

3.00pm: Special leave to P.O's till 6.00pm.

4.30pm: Evening Quarters.

11.35pm: Veered to 3 1/2 shackles at anchor watch.


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30 January 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: Hove in to 2 1/2 shackles.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.45am: Held divine service.

4.10pm: Weighed. Shifted berth.

4.16pm: Let go Port anchor in 9 3/4 fathoms & veered to 5 shackles, bottoms sand & shingle.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 18 1/2 hrs.


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31 January 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.20am: H.M.S. "Pyramus" arrived.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands painting, blacking down aloft, Gunnery Training class at 4.7" drill.

12.30pm: Paid monthly payments.

2.15pm: Gunnery Training at instruction, hands blacking down aloft, painting ship and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed

9.00pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 1/2 hrs.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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Specifications page - completed

Coal consumption sheet


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BAROMETER


Mercurial or Aneroid:

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number:

Adie, London. A 379

Height of cistern above sea:

9' 5"

Error of Mercurial Barometer:

30.0, 30.5, 31.0 Bar, corr - 0.005. 62*f nil.


Thermometers for Air Temperature


Position in Ship:

After side chart house on poop.


Whether in screen:

Yes.


Maker and No.

From

To

"

Negretti & Zambra

A 5241

"

"

A

"

"

M

"

"

2


Thermometer for Sea Temperature



Date


Maker and No

From

To

"

Negretti & Zambra


"

A


"

M


"

64




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1 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.30am: Hands oiling over hawsers, refitting and as req'. Gunnery Training class at stripping instruction.

10.30am: H.M.S. "Mojaffer" arrived.

pm: 2nd cutter swamped with postman and mails on board. Boat hauled up on beach.

2.00pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction..

2.15pm: Hands furling waist awnings refitting and as req'.

pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 hrs.


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2 February 1916

From Muscat to Shatt-al-Arab at Sea

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59.

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: HMS. "Pyramus" arrived and anchored in Moghab Bay.

8.30am: Shortened in.

8.40am: Weighed. Course & speed as req' for anchoring in Matra Bay.

9.00am: Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms & veered to 1 1/2 shackles. Sent working party to examine & prepare lighter for towing. Lowered steam cutter.

11.10am: Weighed & shifted billet 1 cable to Westward.

11.14am: Let go Port anchor & veered to 1 3/4 shackles.

11.45am: Lighter cast off from SS "Glenfruin". Took lighter in tow

1.09pm: Weighed. Slow ahead.

1.14pm: Increased to 40 revs, course as req'.

1.20pm: Stopped. Veered hawser.

1.45pm: Slow ahead.

1.53pm: 40 revs, course N 35 W.

1.55pm: 50 revs.

2.00pm: 60 revs.

2.03pm: Increased to 70 revs.

2.24pm: Streamed cherub log.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0* 35' W.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 9 hrs.

10.00pm: Turned searchlight on lighter.

10.30pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

10.45pm: Exercised close & open W.T. doors.


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3 February 1916

From Muscat to Shatt-al-Arab at Sea.

Lat 26.4, Long 56.5

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

am: Turned searchlight on lighter.

2.18am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Watch open W.T. doors.

5.05am: Sounded i/100 fathoms wire.

5.20am: 145 fathoms wire.

6.10am: a/c N 78 1/2 W.

6.25am: a/c N 35 W.

7.50am: a/c N 30 W.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.18am: Exercised Fire Quarters.

9.27am: Secured. Hands about awnings. Gunnery Training class at instruction. Guns's crews to loader.

10.07am: Little Quoin Light House N 33 W.

11.33am: a/c S 81 W.

11.43am: Little Quoin Light House abeam 1 1/4'.

pm: Piped down.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 1* 10' E.

4.05pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

4.06pm: 40 revs.

4.08pm: Stopped. Hauled in patent log. Sent cutter to lighter with party to examine & pump her out.

4.25pm: Slow ahead.

4.42pm: Stopped.

4.56pm: Hoisted cutter. Slow ahead. 4.59pm: 40 revs.

5.00pm: 60 revs, a/c S 75 W.

5.04pm: 70 revs.

5.06pm: 75 revs. Streamed Starb log.

5.45pm: Sighted Jez Tanb Light Ho S 70 W.

6.10pm: a/c S 80 1/2 W.

8.12pm: Tanb Light Ho abeam 3.3'. a/c West.

10.00pm: Burned searchlight on tow for 2 mins.

11.15pm: Exercised sea boats crew

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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4 February 1916

From Muscat to Shatt-al-Arab at Sea

Lat 26.7, Long 53.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

12.38am: Sounded 25 fathoms.

12.45am: a/c S 85 W.

1.00am: Sounded 37 fathoms.

1.15am: Reduced to 70 revs.

2.00am: Burned searchlight on tow.

2.55am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.11am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

4.00am: Burned searchlight.

4.05am: Reduced to 65 revs.

5.20am: Increased to 70 revs.

5.35am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.45am: a/c N 58 E.

7.45am: Sounded 43 fathoms.

8.25am: Increased to 65 revs.

8.15am: Sounded 40 fathoms.

8.45am: 100 fathoms wire.

9.15am: 110 fathoms wire.

9.45am: 120 fathoms wire.

9.53am: Increased to 70 revs.

am: Hands furling foc'sle and poop awnings and cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

12.45pm: Increased to 75 revs.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.10pm: Stopped, sent cutter with party to examine lighter.

4.55pm: Hoisted cutter. Slow ahead.

5.03pm: 40 revs. Streamed Starb log, worked up to 70 revs. Course N 58 W.

5.14pm: 75 revs. Deviation 0* 20' W

8.40pm: Sounded 23 1/2 fathoms.

10.05pm: 14 fathoms.

10.30pm: 11 1/2 fathoms.

10.37pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

11.05pm: 11 1/2 fathoms.

11.45pm: 14 1/2 fathoms.


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5 February 1916

From Muscat to Shatt-al-Arab at Sea

Lat 28.7, Long 50.5

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 3.

12.12am: Sounded 18 fathoms.

12.25am: a/c N 33 W.

12.30am: 21 fathoms.

1.50am: Burned searchlight on tow for 5 mins.

1.55am: Reduced to 65 revs.

2.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

3.50am: Burned searchlight on tow for 5 mins.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Reduced to 60 revs.

9.05am: Divisions.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.35am: Increased to 65 revs.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 18 mins.

12.55pm: Sighted Kharag Island N 11 W.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

3.33pm: a/c N 64 W.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation nil.

4.20pm: Reduce to 55 revs.

8.15pm: Reduce to 45 revs.

10.00pm: Burned searchlight.

10.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

10.30pm: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

11.00pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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6 February 1916

From Shatt-al-Arab to Bushire at Sea

Lat 29.4, Long 49.7

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 3.

12.30am: Sighted loom of bar Light ship N 74 W.

1.50am: Burned searchlight on tow for 5 mins.

2.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

3.50am: Burned searchlight on tow for 5 mins.

4.07am: Sighted Light ship N 78 1/2 W.

4.15am: a/c N 78 1/2 W.

5.10am: Hauled in patent log 670.2.

5.40am: Increased to 55 revs.

5.50am: 60 revs, Course and speed as req'.

6.34am: Slow both.

6.37am: Stopped.

6.39am: Let go Port anchor in 7 1/4 fathoms, bottom mud & veered to 2 shackles.

7.20am: R.I.M.S. "Mashona" came alongside for lighter.

7.35am: Slipped lighter.

7.42am: Weighed.

7.45am: Half speed. Course S 65 1/2 E. Worked to 90 revs.

7.50am: 95 revs.

8.30am: Deviation O8 10' E.

10.10am: Divisions.

10.30am: Prayers.

2.31pm: Kharag Island 4 points.

2.55pm: Abeam 5'.

4.33pm: a/c S 63 E.

4.36pm: Evening Quarters.

5.10pm: Reduce to 80 revs.

5.11pm: 60 revs.

5.13pm: 40 revs.

5.14pm: Stopped.

5.17pm: Let go Starb' anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 4 3/4 fathoms.

pm: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.


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7 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8.

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Let fires die out in No 2 boiler.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers. Hands as req'. Nos 1 &2 Field Maxims crews and stokers at drill. Divers diving for "Juno's" steamboat.

1.25pm: 3rd & 4th maxims crews at drill.

pm: Stokers landing party at Morris tube practice, remainder preparing for coaling.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Diving party returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 8 1/2 hours.


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8 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: Sent diving boat to "Juno".

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

1.30pm: Commenced coaling, native labour, Hands as requisite.

3.20pm: Finished coaling 54 tons. Port Watch cleaning ship.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters.

6.15pm: Diving boat returned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 hrs.


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9 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: Diving boat sent to "Juno".

9.50am: Divisions.

10.00am: Lit fires in No 2 boiler.

10.00am: Commodore H.M.S. :Juno" inspected ship.

11.00am: Hands preparing for coaling and as req'.

11.50am: Commenced coaling native labour.

1.10pm: Party refitting steam cutters falls.

pm: Coaling ship, native labour.

3.00pm: Finished coaling 50 tons. Hands cleaning ship.

4.08pm: Weighed, Course & speed as req' for shifting berth.

4.36pm: Stopped. Let go Starb anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 3 1/2 fathoms, bottom mud.

6.25pm: Diving party returned from "Juno".

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 1/2 hrs.

7.05pm: Burned searchlight for 15 mins on shore.

8.15, 9.10, 10.15, 11.05, 11.55pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.


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10 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

1.00, 1.45, 2.40, 3.47am, Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

4.45am: Switched searchlight on shore for 10 mins.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.15am: Sent diving party to "Juno".

9.00am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder hands mustering bags, refitting and as req'. H.M.S. "Clio" arrived.

10.00am: H.M.S."Clio" sailed.

am: Fires in steam cutter 8 3/4 hrs.

1.25pm: Gunnery class at instruction, Remainder of hands as req'.

2.55pm: Stoker stretcher party at drill.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.15pm: Burnt searchlight for 15 mins.

8.15, 9.55, 11.05, 11.50pm: Burned searchlight for 15 mins on shore.


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11 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

1.00, 1.50, 2.40, 3.30am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

5.00am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.45am: Starb battery "Out Collision Mat".

9.55am: Secured.

10.15am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, Gun Layers at deflection teacher, remainder of hands as req.

1.25pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction. Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 13 hrs.

7.15pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

8.15, 9.15, 10.15, 11.15, 11.50pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.


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12 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

12.45, 1.30, 2.30, 3.15, 3.55am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

4.45am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 1/4 hrs.

7.30pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 10 mins.

8.30, 9.45, 11.10, 11.50pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.


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13 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

12.50, 1.50, 2.50, 3.50am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

4.45am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions.

9.20am: Held divine service.

11.05am: Out kedge anchor. Lost stock overboard by accident.

pm: Both watches for evolution employed getting boiler ashore.

5.15pm: Replaced Kedge anchor.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 1/2 hrs.

7.17pm: Diving boat returned.

7.30pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

8.30, 9.20, 10.40, 11.30pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.


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14 February 1916

At Bushire

Lat 29.0, Long 50.8

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

12.30, 1.50, 3.00, 3.50am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

am: Coal lighters arrived alongside 2.0.

4.50am: Burned searchlight 15 mins.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.30am: Rigged diving gear.

6.45am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

8.00am: Divers diving for stock of kedge anchor.

8.50am: Gun Layers class at .303" aiming practice, steam cutter towing target.

9.00am: Remainder hands as req'. Gunnery Training class at instruction.

9.30am: Stock of Kedge recovered, cleared diving boat.

11.45am: Hoisted in target.

11.55am: Finished coaling 51 tons.

1.15pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.00pm: H.M.S. "Clio" arrived.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 1/2 hrs.

7.20pm: Burned searchlight for 15 mins.

8.15, 9.30, 10.30, 11.50pm: Burned searchlight for 15 mins.


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15 February 1916

From Bushire to Linga (Bandar-e-Lengeh) at Sea.

Lat 28.2, Long 51.0

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00, 1.45, 3.00, 4.00am: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.

5.00am: Burned searchlight for 15 mins.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.35am: Weighed.

7.40am: Half speed S 54 W.

7.44am: Increased to 75 revs.

7.52am: Increased to 78 revs.

8.04am: a/c S 22 E. Deviation 1*00' E.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, Gun Layers at deflection teacher, remainder of hands refitting and as req'.

2.00pm: a/c S 46 E

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.16pm: a/c S 58* E.

pm: Lit fires in 3 & 4 boilers.

10.44pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

11.05pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.


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16 February 1916

From Bushire to Linga at Sea

Lat 26.4, Long 54.7

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

3.05am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

am: Let fires die out in 1 & 2 boilers.

6.02am: a/c S 85 E.

7.00am: a/c N 84 E, Deviation 0* 20' E.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: A, B & X Groups at divisional drill, Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

11.13am: a/c N 75 E.

12.50pm: a/c N 46 E.

1.25pm: Course & speed as req for anchoring.

1.32pm: Stopped. Let go Starb anchor in 5 3/4 fathoms and veered to 2 3/4 shackles.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.01pm: Shortened in.

10.08pm: Weighed.

10.16pm: Course S 54 E 56 revs.

10.55pm: Sighted Jez Tanb Light House.

11.10pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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17 February 1916

From Linga to Henjam at Sea.

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.12am: a/c N 77 E.

1.52am: Jez Tanb Light abeam 4.75'.

2.12am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

3.20am: a/c N 45 E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.25am: a/c N 59 E.

7.00am: Course & speed as req'.

7.25am: Slow both.

7.30am: Stopped.

7.33am: Let go Port anchor in 11 fathoms & veered to 3 3/4 shackles. Bottom S. M. St.

8.55am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.20am: "Y" Group at divisional drill, remainder as req'.

10.10am: Finished coaling 20 tons.

2.00pm: Commenced heaving in.

2.07pm: Weighed, course & speed as req'.

2.17pm: 78 revs.

2.30pm: Course S 68* E. Telegraph steering. N73 1/2 E 2'.

pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: Deviation 0* 40' W.

5.37pm: Gst Quoin Island abeam 2'.

5.47pm: Quoin Island Light House abeam1.5'.

5.49pm: a/c S 36 1/2 E.

6.15pm: Deviation 0* 45' E/.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.30pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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18 February 1916

From Henjam to Muscat at Sea

Lat 23.9, Long 58.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 18 mins.

2.30am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.10am: Exercised Watch close W.T.doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.15am: Deviation nil.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: a/c S 33 E

9.18am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.40am: Secured.

10.00am: a/c S 27 E. Hands as req'. Guns crew to loader. Reserve men heaving the lead. Gunnery Training class at instruction.

1.15pm: a/c S 37 E.

1.45pm: Course as req' for entering Muscat.

2.07pm: Stopped.

2.09pm: Let go Port anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms and veered to 2 1/2 shackles.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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19 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.40am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.00am: Launched and brought 2nd Cutter back to ship.

11.45am: Finished coaling 188 tons.

12.30am: Hands cleaning ship.


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20 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.15am: French Torpedo Boats "Pistolet" & "Fronde" arrived. (ed. Mousquet class, 1902/3, 310/370 tons, HP 6000/7300, 29 to 30.8 knots, JFS 1919).

9.30am: Divisions. Held divine service.

pm: Leave to P.O's 2.30pm till 6.00pm.

4.22pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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21 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: "Out stream anchor".

10.00am: Finished general drill.

10.10am: Gunnery Training class at squad drill, remainder of hands as req'.

2.00pm: Gunnery Training class at drill.

2.15am: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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22 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: French Torpedo Boats "Pistolet" & "Fronde" sailed.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Gunnery Training class at instruction. Remainder of hands scraping gun shields and as req'.

2.10pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction.

2.15pm: Hands scraping and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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23 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.00am: Aired bedding.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Inspected bedding. Hands chipping gun shields. Gunnery Training class at drill.

11.40am: H.M.S. "Mozzafar" sailed.

2.00pm: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands scraping gun shields and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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24 February 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Training class at torpedo instruction. Remainder of hands chipping gun shields and as req'.

2.15pm: Torpedo class at torpedo instruction. Hands chipping and painting guns and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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25 February 1916

From Muscat to Chahbar at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Gunnery Training class at instruction, remainder of hands chipping gun shields and as req'.

10.08am: H.M.S. "Mozzafar" arrived.

2.15pm: G.T. class at instruction, remainder of hands chipping gun shields, securing boats for sea & as req'.

4.03am: Weighed. Slow ahead, course N 20 $.

4.09am: Half speed.

4.12am: Increased to 72 revs. a/c N 85 1/5 E.

4.20am: Streamed patent log.

4.35am: a/c N 45 E. Deviation 1* 10' W.

10.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.25am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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26 February 1916

At Chahbar (Chabahar)

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.35am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship. Hauled in patent log 130.6.

6.30am: a/c N 33 E.

8.28am: Course & speed as req'

8.33am: Let go Port anchor I 4 3/4 fathoms & veered to 3 1/4 shackles.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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27 February 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.30pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.


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28 February 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: General drill. "Out Bower anchor".

9.55am: Away all boats crews.

10.20am: Finished drill.

10.35am: Hands reeling up hawsers. Scraping & painting guns. Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction.

2.15pm: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.30pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 15 mins.


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29 February 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Carpenters party & seedie boys pumping out lighters. (ed. Seedie Boys, Muslims recruited by Royal Navy from Ports around Indian Ocean mostly in the less skilled jobs. Wikipedia).

8.15am: 8 hands, leading hand & carpenter employer in lighters.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Training classes at instruction, remainder as req'.

12.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

12.55pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" arrived.

2.00pm: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters, Landed football party.

8.30pm: Burned searchlights on shore for 20 mins.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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Coal consumption sheet

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Met instrument data sheet


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1 March 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: G & T training class at instruction.

9.15am: Hands scraping and painting gun shields. Let go Port lifebuoy.

12.15pm: H.M.S. "Mozzafar" arrived.

2.15pm: Training classes at instruction.

3.55pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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2 March 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: G.T. class at instruction, remainder of hands chipping & painting gun shields and as req'.

2.00pm: G.T. class at instruction, remainder of hands chipping and painting gun shields and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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3 March 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Exercised General Quarters.

9.45am: Secured. Gunnery & Torpedo training classes to instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

2.15pm: Gunnery & torpedo training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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4 March 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Lit fires in 1 & 2 boilers.

10.00pm: Let fires die out in No 3 Boiler.


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5 March 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 2. Let fires die out in No 4 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and securing boats for sea.

9.00am: Divisions.

9.50am: H.M.S. "Mozzafar" sailed.

10.00am: Held Divine service.

4.08pm: Weighed.

4.11pm: Proceeded slow both, Course West.

4.16pm: Half speed.

4.18pm: Increased to 76 revs.

4.21pm: a/c S 46 1/2 W.

4.20pm: Streamed patent log.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 2* 10' E.

10.55pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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6 March 1916

From Chahbar to Muscat at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.20am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.28am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.20am: Hauled in patent log

7.25am: Course & speed as req'.

7.30am: Stopped.

7.33am: Let go Starb anchor in 8 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

7.45am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling native labour.

8.00am: H.M.S. "Mozzafar arrived.

am: Coaling ship.

12.05pm: Finished coaling ship 144 tons, hands cleaning ship.

4.00pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" sailed.


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7 March 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: G & T training classes at instruction.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers, Hands as req'.

2.15pm: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands painting guns & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Leave to P.O's 4.00pm till 7.00pm.


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8 March 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.20am: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

2.00pm: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.


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9 March 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

8.50am: G & T training classes at instruction.

9.05am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands securing boats for sea and as req'.

9.50am: H.M.S. "Mozzafar" sailed.

am: Fires in steam cutter 10 1/2 hrs.

2.23pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" arrived and anchored. (ed. Gunboat, 1st Class 1898-1899, 710 tons, comp' 90, HP 1300, 13.9 knots, JFS 1919).

pm: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'

4.37pm: Weighed. Proceeded slow N 21 W.

4.45pm: Increased to 76 revs.

4.48pm: a/c N 46 E.

4.52pm: Streamed patent log. Deviation 1* 15' W.

10.37pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors


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10 March 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.14am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.20am: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.

6.12am: a/c N 39 E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.18am: Hauled in patent log.

7.47am: Stopped.

7.50am: Let go Starb anchor in 5 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

am: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.10pm: Weighed.

4.16pm: Slow ahead, course West.

4.17pm: Increased to 78 revs.

4.21 a/c 46 1/2 W, Streamed patent log.

10.55pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

11.25pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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11 March 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.15am: Exercised Sea boats crew.

3.00am: Exercised Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands as req'.

6.18am: Hauled in P. L. (ed. Patent log) 140.9.

6.40am: a/c S 23 1/2 W.

7.14am: Course & speed as req'.

1.18am: Stopped.

7.19am: Let go Starb anchor in 9 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

7.25am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

7.30am: Rigged diving boat.

7.35am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

8.20am: Starb Watch hoisting in & stowing rifles and ammunition.

am: Coaling ship.

10.30am: Finished coaling 68 tons.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

1,00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.15pm: Cleared diving boat.

4.30pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" sailed.

5.08pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 23 1/2 W.

5.12pm: Half speed.

5.22pm: Increased to 70 revs, Streamed patent log. Deviation 1* 40' W.

8.10pm: Increased to 74 revs.

10.35pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Exercised Watch close W.T. doors.


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12 March 1916

From Muscat to Jashk at Jashk

Lat 25.71, Long 57.75

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.55am: Exercised: Sea boats crew.

3.35am: Exercised: Sea boats crew.

3.40am: Exercised: Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.17am: a/c N 30* W.

6.20am: Hauled in patent log, 120.9.

7.15am: a/c N 17* W.

7.30am: Jashk Signal Station abeam 2.5'.

7.45am: a/c N 42 1/2 E.

7.55am: Course & speed as req'.

8.05am: Slow.

8.08am: Stopped.

8.09am: Let go Port anchor in 4 fathoms, bottom sand & mud, & veered to 3 shackles.

8.40am: Seedie boys hoisting out ammunition & rifles for Jashk.

9.30am: Divisions.

9.55am: Prayers.

11.40am: Weighed. Proceeded N 46* W.

11.46am: Half speed.

11.48am: Increase to 72 revs.

11.53am: a/c N 70 W.

Noon: a/c N 89 W.

1.22pm: a/c S 35* W.

1.38pm: a/c N 89* W.

2.16pm: a/c N 46* W.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Deviation 0* 40' W.

6.45pm: Quoin Light bearing N 45* W.

9.05pm: Quoin Light abeam 3/4'.

9.08pm: a/c S 80* W.

10.47pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Ex'd Watch close W. T. doors.


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13 March 1916

From Jashk to Linga at Linga

Lat 26.55, Long 54.88

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

1.41am: Sighted Jez Tanb Light, bearing S 73 1/2* W.

3.15am: Ex'd: Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Ex'd: Watch close W.T. doors.

4.00am: Jez Tanb Light abeam 2 1/2.

4.07am: Reduced to 70 revs.

4.10am: Reduced to 60 revs.

4.17am: a/c N 55 W.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.00am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

7.05am: Slow.

7.12am: Stopped.

7.14am: Let go Starb anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.

8.40am: Gunnery & Torpedo classes at instruction.

8.55am: Dhows secured alongside for ammunition, rifles etc.

9.00am: Divisions, physical drill, prayers.

9.15am: Watch and Seedie boys hoisting out rifles and ammunition, remainder refitting and as req'.

2.00pm: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Watch & seedies hoisting in rifles and ammunition.

8.03pm: Weighed. Slow ahead S 55 E.

8.06pm: Half speed.

8.10pm: Increased to 76 revs.

8.45pm: Sighted Jez Tanb Light S 57* E.

10.45pm: a/c N 68* E.

10.46pm: Jez Tanb light abeam 2 3/4'.

11.00pm: Ex'd: Sea boats crew.

11.25pm: Ex'd: Watch close W.T. doors.


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14 March 1916

From Linga to Bandar Abbas at Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.0, Long 56.4

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

1.53am: Ex'd: Sea boats crew.

2.30am: Ex'd: Watch close & open W.T. doors.

4.24am: Sighted Quain Light, bearing S 77 E.

4.35am: a/c N 51 1/2 E.

6.00am: a/c N 32 E.

6.55am: a/c N 35 W.

8.00am: a/c N 13 1/2 W.

8.47am: a/c N 47 W.

8.54am: Reduce to 60 revs.

9.02am: Stopped.

9.05am: Slow ahead.

9.07am: Stopped.

9.09am: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 5 fathoms.

9.15am: Divisions. Physical drill, prayers.

9.30am: G & T training classes at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands refitting and as req', G & T training classes at instruction.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 10 hrs.


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15 March 1916

At Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.13, Long 56.15

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: Torpedo training class at instruction.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Hands as req' & turning boats falls. Guns crew to loader drill.

2.15pm: Guard to rifle drill, remainder of hands as req'.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 16 hrs.


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16 March 1916

At Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.13, Long 56.15

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands as req', landed guard and band.

4.20pm: Fired salute of 11 guns.

4.50pm: Fired salute of 11 guns.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 1/2 hrs.


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17 March 1916

From Bandar Abbas to Sharjah at Sea

Lat 25.8, Long 55.3

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.52am: Weighed.

12.54am: Half speed. Course S 9 1/2 E.

1.00am: Deviation 1* 6' E.

1.07am: Increased to 78 revs.

2.12am: a/c S 37* W.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7,05am: Deviation 2* 00 E.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.04am: Jez Tanb Light House N 53 W 19'.

10.08am: Sighted Abu Musa, bearing S 80* W. Groups at divisional drill, Gun Layers at deflection teacher, Remainder as req'.

11.18am: a/c S 9 3/4* E.

1.18pm: a/c S 23* E.

1.39pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

1.41pm: Slow both.

1.42pm: Stopped.

1.45pm: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 4 shackles in 5 1/4 fathoms.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

2.56pm: Weighed.

2.57pm: Half speed, course S 74 1/2* W.

3.02pm: Increased to 80 revs.

3.12pm: a/c S 35* W.

3.39pm: a/c N 89 1/2 E.

3.45pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

3.46pm: Stopped.

3.47pm: Helm as req' for picking up boat.

4.10pm: Took British agent on board & boat in tow.

4.20pm: Proceeded 50 revs: N 22* W.

4.30pm: a/c N 42 E.

4.25pm: Increased to 60 revs.

4.35pm: 65 revs.

5.10pm: a/c S 39 E.

5.10pm: Speed as req'.

5.15pm: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 4 shackles in 4 3/4 fathoms.

6.00pm: Lit fires in 3 & 4 boilers.


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18 March 1916

At Sharjah

Lat 25.35, Long 55.34

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

1.00am: Let fires die out in 1 & 2 boilers.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.00pm: Burned searchlights on the shore for 20 mins.


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19 March 1916

At Sharjah

Lat 25.35, Long 55.34

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.23am: H.M.S. "Britomart" arrived.

7.30am: H.M.S. "Clio" arrived.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine Service.

10.45am: Sent 2 torpedoes to "Britomart" for Bombay, also 4 boxes 3 pdrs & 4 boxes 4.7" for "heat test".

4.10pm: H.M.S. "Britomart" sailed.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters

5.20pm: H.M.S. "Clio shifted berth.


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20 March 1916

At Sharjah

Lat 25.35, Long 55.34

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and securing boats for sea.

8.45am: H.M.S. "Clio" sailed.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.10am: Physical drill.

9.15am: Weighed.

9.18am: Proceeded N 14 1/2 E, slow.

9.22am: Increased to 70 revs.

9.23am: Ex'd Collision stations.

9.32am: Ex'd Fire Quarters.

9.39am: a/c N 35 1/2 E.

pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, remainder as req'.

10.43am: a/c N 25* E.

11.29am: a/c S 25* W. reduced to 60 revs.

12.08pm: a/c S 34* W.

12.53pm: a/c N 85 1/2 E, Slow both.

1.05pm: Increased to 50 revs.

1.17pm: Stopped. Sheik of Sharjah came on board from "Clio".

2.15pm: Sheik left, fired salute of 3 guns.

2.30pm: Proceeded 70 revs, course N 50 W.

2.40pm: a/c S 34 W.

3.08pm: a/c S 39* E.

3.15pm: Speed as req'.

3.23pm: Stopped.

3.24pm: Let go Port anchor and veered to 4 shackles in 5 1/2 fathoms.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.45pm: H.M.S. "Clio" arrived & anchored.

pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 20 mins.


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21 March 1916

From Sharjah to Banda Abbas at Sea

Lat 25.35, Long 55.34

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction. 1st & 2nd cutters away sailing. Remainder of hands as req'.

2.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.07pm: Weighed.

5.09pm: Proceeded N 4* E. slow.

5.10pm: Half speed.

5.14pm: Increased to 70 revs.

6.00pm: a/c N 33* E.

9.27pm: Sighted Jez Tanb Light N 44 1/4 W.

11.05pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close of open doors.


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22 March 1916

At Bandar Abbas

Lat 27.13, Long 56.15

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.06am: Sighted Quain Light bearing N 77 1/2 E.

2.15am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

4.24am: a/c N 40* E.

4.52am: a/c N 51* E.

6.13am: a/c N 35 1/2 W.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.26am: a/c N 23* W.

8.30am: Course as req', & speed as req' for anchoring.

8.35am: Stopped & let go Port anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.

9.00am: Division. Physical drill, prayers.

9.20am: Seamanship training class at instruction, G. L's at deflection teacher, G.T. class at deflection teacher, remainder of hands as req'.

2.15pm: Hands refitting, securing boats for sea & as req'. Seamanship T.C. at instruction.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.53pm: Commenced heaving in.

5.05pm: Weighed. Proceeded S 15* E.

5.10pm: Half speed.

5.13pm: Increased to 65 revs, deviation 1* 00 E.

6.12pm: a/c S 45* E. Deviation 0* 15' W.

7.00pm: a/c S 30* E

10.12pm: Quoin Light abeam.

11.05pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.35pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

11.54pm: a/c to S 32 W to signal passing steamer.


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23 March 1916

From Bandar Abbas to Jashk at Jashk

Lat 25.65, Long 57.77

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

12.02am: a/c S 30* E.

1.07am: a/c S 10* W.

1.18am: a/c S 24* W.

1.20am: a/c S 35 1/2 W.

1.30am: S 30* E. Signalled S.S. "Dwarka".

2.15am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

2.15am: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.

4.35am: a/c S 63 1/2 E.

5.55am: a/c S 82 1/2* E, Deviation 0* 10' W

6.00am: Increased to 76 revs.

7.54am: a/c N 83 1/2* E. Deviation Nil.

8.48am: a/c N 81* E.

9.00am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

9.16am: Stopped.

9.18am: Let go Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles.

9.20am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.30am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters

6.31pm: Shortening in.

6.35pm: Aweigh.

6.36pm: Proceeded N 46 W Slow.

6.39pm: Half speed.

6.45pm: a/c N 81* W.

6.52pm: a/c S 54 W. Streamed patent log.

7.00pm: a/c S 26 E.

7.19pm: a/c S 26 E.

7.19pm: Jashk Light abeam 2.1'.

8.00pm: a/c S 74* E.

10.25pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

10.50pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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24 March 1916

From Jashk to Galag at Galag (Khur Galag)

Lat 25.44, Long 59.51

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

2.25am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.24am: a/c N 31* E.

8.10am: Increased to 70 revs.

8.40am: Hauled in patent log, 105.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.20am: Reduced to 60 revs.

9.32am: Stopped.

9.32am: Let go Port anchor.

9.36am: Let go Starb anchor & moored ship 4 shackles on each, in 5 fathoms, bottom mud.

10.10am: Unmoored.

am: Hands cleaning cables.

12.30pm: Weighed Port anchor.

12.45pm: Secured Starb cable at 4 shackles.

1.00pm: Lit fires in 2 boiler.

2.45pm: Seamanship training class at instruction.

3.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

7.15pm: Burned searchlight on shore for 30 mins.

9.09pm: Weighed. Proceeded S 22 1/2 W.

9.12pm: Half speed.

9.14pm: Increased to 75 revs.

9.19pm: 85 revs.

9.22pm: 90 revs.

11.00pm: a/c West. Slow both. Turned in sailing pinnace.

11.15pm: Proceeded S 23 1/2 W 60 revs.

11.19pm: Increased to 90 revs.


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25 March 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

2.30am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

2.55am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: a/c S 16 1/2 W.

7.00am: a/c S 18 1/2 W.

8.00am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

8.06am: Stopped.

8.08am: Let go Starb anchor in 6 1/2 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles.

8.10am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.00am: Fires out in 2 boiler.

10.00am: Hoisted out rifles & ammunition into lighter.

1.05pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" sailed.

pm: Coaling ship.

4.45pm: Finished coaling, 253 tons.

pm: Hands cleaning ship


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26 March 1916

From Muscat to Chahbar at Sea

Lat 24.8, Long 59.9

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

am: Hands preparing for sea.

4.20am: Shortening in.

4.31am: Weighed, Proceeded N 22* W as req'.

4.35am: Increased to 80 revs.

4.39am: a/c N 45 1/2 E.

4.41am: Streamed patent log. Worked up to full speed.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Steaming 105 revolutions.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

2.45pm: a/c N 36* E.

3.11pm: Stopped. Sent boat to "Mozaffer". Hauled in patent log.

4.03pm: Ex'd General Quarters.

4.10pm: Hoisted sea boat.

4.15pm: Proceeded 60 revs, N 32 1/2 E.

4.16pm: Increased to 90 revs.

4.20pm: Full speed.

4.57pm: Reduced to 80 revs.

4.59pm: Reduced to 70 revs.

5.00pm: a/c S 77 1/2 E, speed as req'.

5.04pm: Let go Starb anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand.

6.10pm: Furled poop awning.

9.30pm: Landed armed party consisting of 1 Lieut, 60 men & 12 maxims to assist military.

9.50pm: Shipped night sights and kept one gun manned till 6.00am.


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27 March 1916

From Chahbar to Sharjah at Sea

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands clearing up decks.

5.50am: Ex'd Action. Military & landing party surrounded enemy.

7.45am: Fired 2 rounds of common shell to hasten enemy's surrender.

9.00am: Enemy surrendered.

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

11.15am: Landing party returned to ship. Hoisted sailing pinnace.

2.00pm: Hands spreading poop awning.

2.15pm: Remainder of landing party returned with captured arms and ammunition.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Weighed. Proceeded, Course West. Deviation 0* 20" E.

5.11pm: Half speed.

5.13pm: Increased to 78 revs.

5.17pm: a/c S 75 W. Deviation 1* 00 E.

7.45pm: a/c West.

10.30pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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28 March 1916

From Chahbar to Sharjah at Sea

Lat 25.7, Long 57.3

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.00am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

2.30am: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.00am: a/c N 62 W.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.24am: a/c N 70 W.

10.08am: Joshk Telegraph Station abeam 5'.

am: Gun Layers 2 & 3's at deflection teacher.

am: Training class at instruction, remainder as req'.

12.03pm: Reduced to 70 revs.

1.03pm: a/c N 45* W.

3.00pm: Passed Fleet Messenger G15 with lighter in tow.

6.18pm: Reduced to 66 revs.

7.37pm: a/c S 88 1/2* W.

9.30pm: a/c S 40* W.

10.40pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors


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29 March 1916

From Chahbar to Sharjah at Sharjah

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

2.30am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.00am: a/c S 9* E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Sighted H.M.S. "Clio" bearing SE .

6.37am: a/c SE.

6.55am: a/c S 49* E..

7.15am: Course & speed as req'.

7.32am: Stopped.

7.35am: Let go Starb anchor in 5 3/4 fathoms and veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand & rock.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers. Seamanship T.C. at instruction.

9.15am: Hands cleaning down aloft.

9.45am: H.M.S. "Clio" sailed with Captain of H.M.S. "Philomel" on board to arrange peace terms between the Sheiks fighting ashore.

12.30pm: Lit fires in 1 & 2 boilers.

2.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, remainder of hands painting aloft and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.15pm: H.M.S. "Clio" arrived & anchored, Captain of H.M.S. "Philomel" having arranged peace terms.

7.00pm: Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in No 4 Boiler.

10.05pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 13* W. Slow.

10.10pm: Half speed.

10.14pm: Increased to 70 revs.

10.28pm: a/c N 16* E.

11.00pm: Ex'd: Away sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd: Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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30 March 1916

From Sharjah to Henjam & Muscat at Sea

Lat 26.5, Long 56.3

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

1.37am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.10am: Increased to 75 revs.

3.15am: Sighted Jez Tanb Light. Bearing N 44* W.

3.25am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship and down aloft.

6.36am: a/c N 3* E.

7.38am: a/c N 21 1/2* E.

8.05am: a/c N 65 E.

8.10am: Course as req'.

8.21am: Slow.

8.24am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 9 fathoms & veered to 2 shackles.

9.10am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.25am: Hands painting foremast, as req', & seamanship T.C. at instructions.

9.39am: Weighed. Proceeded S 88 1/2 E, Slow.

9.44am: Half speed.

9.47am: Increased to 78 revs.

9.50am: a/c S 58* E.

10.00am: Increased to 80 revs, a/c S 27* E.

10.05am: a/c S 68* E.

Noon: a/c S 73 1/2* E.

1.35pm: Quoin Light abeam 3 1/4'.

1.36pm: a/c S 36* E.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.08pm: Streamed patent log.

11.25pm: Ex'd: Sea boats crew.


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31 March 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.15am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.00am: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.45am: Hands clearing up decks & preparing for coaling.

7.15am: Hauled in patent log.

9.15am: a/c S 25 E.

9.32am: Course & speed as req' for anchoring.

9.36am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 7 3/4 fathoms & veered to 2 1/2 shackles, bottom sand & shingle.

10.40am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

11.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

pm: Coaling ship.

2.15pm: H.M. Tug "Hibernia" sailed with lighter in tow.

4.45pm: Finished coaling. Hands cleaning ship.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Port Watch clearing fore hold.

9.00am: Remainder of hands painting ship & as req'.

11.10am: Divers clearing inlets.

pm: Divers clearing inlets.

2.40pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" arrived.

3.00pm: Unrigged diving boat.

3.25pm: H.M.S. "Hardinge" arrived. (ed. Royal Indian Marine, Troopship, 1900, 6520 tons, H.P. 9366, 18 knots. JFS 1919)

4.30pm: Hands hoisting in & stowing stores.

5.11pm: H.M.S. "Imogene" sailed. (ed. Submarine Decoy Vessel, [Q-Ship]. Conway's all the Worlds Fighting Ships 1906-1921.)

9.10pm: Port Watch hoisting in armature.

10.00pm: H.M.S. "Hardinge" sailed.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 3/4 hrs.



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2 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands stowing stores and provisions.

8.10am: Tug arrived towing H.M.S. "Gnat". (ed. Large China Gunboat, Insect Class, 1915, 645 tons. Comp' 53, H. P. 2000, 14 knots. Jane's Fighting Ships 1919)

8.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Leave to P.O's 1.30pm: till 7.00pm.

6.15am: H.M.S. "Gnat" sailed in tow of tug.


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3 April 1916


At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands painting ships side & guns.

2.00am: Hands painting ship.

4.30pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 15 1/4 hrs.

10.45pm: Heavy squall with thunder came on without warning. Poop awning carried away and after stanchion broke off. Gaff carried away. Furled remainder of awning. Veered to 3 1/2 shackles on Port cable. Let go Starb anchor & veered to 1 shackle.

Midnight: Weighed Starb anchor and shortened in to 2 1/2 shackles on Port cable


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4 April 1916

From Muscat to Chahbar at Sea

Lat 23.8, Long 58.8

am: Set anchor watch.

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 3.

5.45am: Hands making up awnings and cleaning ship.

6.45am: Port Watch catting Starb anchor.

8.30am: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

8.45am: Hands preparing for sea and securing boats. Fires in steam cutter 3 3/4 hrs.

9.30am: Divers removing guards from inlets. Tug C10 arrived with lighter in tow.

9.55am: Unrigged diving gear.

10.01am: Weighed. Proceeded as req' for leaving harbour.

10.08am: Half speed.

10.12am: Increased to 80 revs, course N 45 1/2 E.

10.15am: Streamed patent log. Landing party preparing leather gear etc. remainder as req'. Gunners party fusing shell.

12.43pm: Third boiler connected, increasing speed.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.05pm: Ex'd night defence.

4.28pm: Dispersed, left guns cleared away.

9.10pm: Burnt No 1 Searchlight for signalling.

9.25pm: Sounded 46 fathoms.

9.34pm: 33 fathoms.

9.50pm: Sighted light N 54 E, Chahbar signalling.

10.10pm: Reduced to 80 revs.

10.13pm: Increased to 90 revs.

10.15pm: Hauled in patent log 144.9.

10.39pm: Reduced to 70 revs.

10.47pm: a/c S 75 1/2 E. Reduced to 50 revs.

10.51pm: Stopped, engine as req'. Let fires die out in No 3 boiler.

11.01pm: Let go Starb anchor in 6 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.


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5 April 1916

From Chahbar to Muscat at Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.20am: Landing party returning arms & equipment, Seedies returning shells & cordite. Seamanship training class at instruction. Remainder spreading waist awnings and as req'.

2.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

2.55pm: Shahdulla & 7 prisoners arrived on board & were placed under sentries charge.

3.32pm: Weighed. Proceeded S 80* W, slow.

3.40pm: Increase to 80 revs.

3.44pm: a/c S 48* W.

3.51pm: Streamed patent log.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.45pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.


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6 April 1916

From Chahbar to Muscat at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

2.30am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.10am: Ex'd Watch close W. T. doors.

5.38am: a/c S 8* W.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00am: Hauled in patent log.

6.40am: Course & speed as req'.

6.43am: Slow.

6.48am: Stopped. let go Port anchor in 6 3/4 fathoms & veered to 2 shackles.

am: H.M.S. "Euryalus", "Mozaffer" & monitor "Moth" at anchor. (ed. "Euryalus" Old Cruiser, Cressy Class, 1901, partially converted to minelayer, I.H.P. 21,000. "Moth" Large China Gunboat, Insect Class, 1915, Comp' 53, H.P. 2000, 14 knots. JFS 1919).

7.00am: Sent prisoners to H.M.S. "Euryalus".

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands refitting, repairing awnings & as req'. Seamanship T.C. at instruction.

9.35am: H.M.S. "Euryalus" sailed.

2.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at boat pulling instruction.

2.15pm: Hands preparing for coaling and as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.10pm: H.M. Monitor "Moth" & tug sailed.


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7 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

3.30am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

4.30am: Came on squally, cleared away Starb anchor & cable.

6.00am: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.15am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

am: Coaling ship.

10.45am: Rigged diving gear, divers clearing inlets.

11.55am: Finished coaling 105 tons.

12.30pm: Unrigged diving gear.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

3.24pm: Weighed. Shifted billet.

3.28pm: Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.


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8 April 1916

From Muscat to Linga at Sea

Lat 26.1, Long 57.1

Lat 26.55, Long 54.88

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 4.

12.45am: Hands preparing for sea. Rigged diving gear.

1.00am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

1.30am: Sent divers down to remove guards from inlets.

2.10am: Finished diving.

2.35am: Weighed.

2.40am: Proceeded N 36 W slow.

2.55am: Half speed.

3.00am: Increased to 80 revs.

3.02am. Streamed patent log.

5.58am: 3rd boiler connected up.

6.10am: Commenced to work up to 104 revolutions.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions

10.52am: Hauled in patent log 73. Rotator foul. Hands cleaning ship. Landing party assembling leather gear, Gunners party getting S. A. Ammunition

2.45pm: Sighted land on Starb bow.

4.00pm:Evening Quarters.

4.08pm: Ex'd Night defence.

4.25pm: Dispersed & left guns cleared away, 4 lyddite, common & shrapnel supplied to each gun

6.30pm: a/c N 41* W.

7.42pm: Quoin Light abeam 1.4'.

7.46pm: a/c S 80* W.

10.35pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.25pm: Sighted Jez Tanb Light, bearing S 72 W.

11.25pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

11.50pm: Jez Tanb Light S 69* W.


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9 April 1916

At Linga

Lat 26.55, Long 54.88

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 4.

12.54am: Jez Tanb Light abeam 2.4'.

1.04am: a/c N 55 W.

1.30am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

1.55am: Watch close & open W.T. doors.

2.25am: Signalling to H.M.S. "Hardinge".

2.50am: Reduced to 75 revs.

2.51am: Reduced to 50 revs.

2.51am: Course as req.

2.53am: Slow.

2.56am: Stopped.

2.58am: Let go Starb anchor in 7 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom mud. Let fires die out in 4 boiler.

4.40am: H.M.S. "Hardinge" sent stores over.

6.00am: H.M.S. "Hardinge" sailed. Hands stowing stores & cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 11 3/4 hrs.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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10 April 1916

At Linga

Lat 26.55, Long 54.88

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Six hands returning ammunition. Sailmaker & 2 hands repairing poop awning

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands refitting, repairing poop awning & as req'. Seamanship T.C. at instruction.

2.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction. Remainder of hands painting steam cutter, aft deck, repairing poop awning & as req'.

6.35pm: Weighed. Proceeded S 57* E slow.

6.38pm: Increased to 64 revs.

7.22pm: Sighted Jez Tanb light S 56* E.

8.03pm: a/c S 61* E.

9.45pm: a/c N 73 E.

10.10pm: Jez Tanb light abeam 3 3/4.

10.35pm: Ex'd sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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11 April 1916

From Linga to Henjam at Sea

Lat 26.7, Long 56.0

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

Ex'd Sea boats crew. 2.40am.

3.21am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

4.45am: a/c S 72 1/2 W. Furled Foc'le awning.

4.53am: a/c N 73 E.

5.20am: Sighted Quoin Light S 87* E.

7.45am: a/c S 36* E.

8.35am: a/c N 37 W. Increase to 75 revs.

8.41am: a/c N 76 W.

am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, remainder of hands as req'.

11.41am: N 87* W.

12.20pm: Course as req'.

12.36pm: Slow.

12.39pm: Stopped.

12.40pm: Let go Port anchor in 12 fathoms & veered to 3 shackles.

2.00pm: Seamanship T.C. at instruction, party painting aft deck. Remainder as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.15pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" sailed.


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12 April 1916

At Henjam

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship. Party painting aft deck.

8.45am: Party painting aft deck.

9.00am: Seamanship T.C. at instruction. Remainder of hands as req'.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

pm: Sailmaker & 2 hands repairing poop awning.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

8.50pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" arrived.


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13 April 1916

At Henjam

Lat 26.65, Long 55.85

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting aft deck, and as req'.

1.37pm: Weighed. Proceeded slow, course as req'.

1.42pm: Half speed.

1.43pm: Increased to 70 revs.

1.57pm: a/c S 47 W.

pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.07pm: a/c S 65* W.

5.30pm: S 9* E.

6.10pm: Stopped.

6.15pm: Lowered & sent seaboat to "Juno" with mails etc. (ed. "Juno", Eclipse Class, 1895, Displacement 5600 tons, Comp' 450, H.P. Natural draught 8000 = 18.5 knots, Forced draught 9600 = 19.5 knots. Engines Inverted Triple Expansion X 2. JFS 1906/7)

7.10pm: Proceeded half speed.

7.14pm: Increased to 72 revs, Course N 28 W,

7.22pm: a/c West.

8.09pm: Jez Tanb Light abeam 2.6'.

10.25pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Sighted Farue Island, bearing S 74* W.

11.20pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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14 April 1916

To Linga at Sea

Lat 26.4, Long 54.7

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

12.30am: Farue Island abeam 2'.

2.30am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.30am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors

5.07am: a/c East.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.13am: Ex'd General Quarters.

9.40am: Secured. Increase to 75 revs.

9.52am: a/c N 74 E.

9.45am: Lit fires in 3 & 4 boilers.

10.45am: Farue Island abeam 3'. Hands repairing awnings, painting aft deck & as req'.

11.30am: Passed "Revenger" with monitor in tow.

1.10pm: a/c N 33 1/2 E.

1.55pm: Course as req'.

1.56pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

1.59pm: Stopped.

2.02pm: Let go Starb anchor & veered to 3 shackles in 5 1/2 fathoms, bottom mud.

2.15pm: Hands painting aft deck & as req'.

2.43pm: H.M.S. "Hardinge" arrived and anchored.

3.15pm: British Consul came aboard.

pm: Let fires die out in 1 & 2 boilers.

4.40pm: British Consul left ship.

5.22pm: Weighed. Proceeded slow S 57 E.

5.25pm: Increased half speed.

5.26pm: Increased to 75 revs.

6.48pm: a/c S 49* E.

7.45pm: a/c S 57* E.

8.18pm: N 62 E.

8.29pm: Jez Tanb Light abeam 2 1/2'.

10.42pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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15 April 1916

From Linga to Jashk at Sea

Lat 25.7, Long 57.4

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

12.36am: a/c S 85 1/2 E.

1.53am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

2.15am: Sighted Quoin Light bearing S 86* E.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

4.55am: Quoin Light abeam 1'.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.12am: a/c S 62* E.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

12.30pm: a/c N 83* E.

1.47pm: a/c N 76 E.

1.53pm: a/c N 73 E.

2.10pm: Course & speed as req'.

2.22pm: Stopped.

2.23pm: Let go Starb anchor in 4 1/2 fathoms & veered to 1 1/2 shackles, bottom sand.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

6.06pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 46* W.

6.10pm: Half speed.

6.11pm: Increased to 75 revs.

6.16pm: a/c N 81 W.

6.26pm: a/c S 54 W.

6.34pm: a/c S 24 E.

6.20pm: Streamed patent log.

6.45pm: Jashk Telegraph Station abeam 2.1'.

10.40pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.20pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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16 April 1916

From Jashk to Muscat at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.38am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.00am: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.20am: Hauled in patent log.

6.45am: a/c S 21* E.

7.52am: a/c S 18* E.

8.20am: Course & speed as req' for entering harbour.

8.26am: Stopped. Let go Starb anchor in 6 3/4 fms & veered to 3 shackles.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

11.20am: H.M.S. "Hardinge" arrived.

pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters. Preparing for coaling.

8.30pm: H.M.S. "Hardinge" sailed.


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17 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.10am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

6.00am: Coaling ship, native labour.

8.30am: Coaling ship.

am: Hands repairing awnings, painting aft deck & after body room.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, 216 tons.

pm: Hands painting & cleaning ship.


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18 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Physical drill. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands painting 1st Cutter, after body room, spreading upper awnings & as req'.

2.15pm: Hands painting after body room, 1st Cutter, fitting awnings & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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19 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship. Painting & scrubbing side screens.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.20am: Hands painting 1st Cutter, after body room, refitting & as req'. Groups at divisional drill. Gun Layers at deflection teacher.

2.00pm: Hands painting, fitting ridge ropes & as req'.

4.30pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.


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20 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.40am: 4 hands painting 1st cutter. Party painting after body room.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands as req'. G.L's & S.G's at deflection teacher. Y group at divisional drill.

2.15pm: Hands securing boats for sea & as req'. S.G's at deflection teacher.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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21 April 1916

From Muscat to Gwadar at Sea

Lat 23.9, Long 59.2

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & painting after body room.

8.06am: Weighed. Proceeded N 22 W slow.

8.08am: Half speed.

8.11am: Increased to 78 revs.

8.15am: a/c N 66 E.

8.20am: Streamed patent log.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Held divine service.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Deviation 0* 55' W.

10.20pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.25pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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22 April 1916

From Muscat to Gwadar at Sea

Lat 25.1, Long 62.4

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

2.40am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

4.40am: Sighted land on Port beam.

5.24am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.20am: a/c N 23 E. Hauled in patent log. 214.3.

7.40am: N 9 1/2 W.

7.57am: a/c N 46 1/2 W.

8.05am: Course & speed as req'.

8.07am: Reduce to 50 revs.

8.12am: Stopped.

8.13am: Let go Starb anchor in 4 fms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Captain went ashore in cutter. Lit fires in 2 boiler.

11.00am: Cutter returned.

11.36am: Weighed. Proceeded S 67 E.

11.42am: Half speed.

11.46am: Increased to 80 revs.

11.57am: a/c S 8* E. Streamed Neptune log.

12.17pm: a/c S 67 W.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.54pm: 3rd boiler connected, increasing speed.

2.38pm: 96 revolutions.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.40pm: Ex'd Sea boat crew.

11.00pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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23 April 1916

From Gwadar to Muscat at Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

2.30am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

4.04am: Reduced to 65 revs, Furled foc'le & poop awnings.

4.22am: Increased to 96 revs.

5.37am: Sighted land on Port bow.

7.35am: Hauled in patent log.

7.54am: a/c S 73 W.

8.35am: Course as req, 60 revs.

8.56am: Slow.

8.59am: Stopped.

9.02am: Let go Starb anchor in 12 fms & veered to 4 shackles. Let fires die out in 2 boiler.

10.50am: Held divine service. H.M. Tug "Danube 2" sailed.

12.30pm: Tug "Revenger" sailed.

2.00pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.

4.15pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" arrived.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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24 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.45am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands fitting ridge ropes & as req'. Groups to loader drill. G.L's & S.S. at deflection teacher.

pm: Steam cutter towing coal lighters from S.S. "Penvearn" to shore.

2.15pm: Hands painting 1st Cutter & as req'. G.L. 3's to deflection teacher.

4.00pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 17 1/4 hrs.

7.20pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" sailed.


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25 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.30am: Steam cutter towing coal lighters for collier.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Inspected bedding.

9.40am: Hands as req'.

12.45pm: H.M. Tug "Stierafay" arrived.

2.15pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

2.30pm: Weighed & proceeded co & speed as req' for anchoring in Muscat.

2.55pm: Let go Starb anchor in 7 fms & veered to 3 shackles.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Hoister steam cutter. Fires in Steam cutter 13 1/4 hrs.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.


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26 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

4.20am: Coal lighters secured alongside.

5.45am: Hands preparing for coaling.

5.55am: Commenced coaling native labour.

9.00am: Coaling ship.

11.30am: Finished coaling ship, 135 tons.

12.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.

4.30am: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.

5.30pm: Hands to bathe.


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27 April 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40pm: Hands cleaning ship. Scrubbing side screens & booms.

7.55am: Hands to bathe.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands securing boats for sea & as req'.

12.30pm: Embarked 3 native soldiers for Chahbar.

4.27pm: Weighed. Proceeded N 22 W. Slow.

4.37pm: Increased to 78 revs.

4.41pm: a/c N 45 1/2 E.

4.41pm: a/c N 45 1/2 E.

4.48pm: Streamed patent log.

5.40pm: Deviation 18 15' W.

7.15pm: a/c S 79 1/2 W. Closed S.S. "Nizam".

7.21pm: Hauled in patent log.

7.25pm: Slow.

7.30pm: Stopped.

7.35pm: Sent seaboat to "Nizam" for stores.

7.57pm: Seaboat returned. Hoisted seaboat.

8.03pm: Half speed.

8.05pm: Increased to 78 revs, course N 45 1/2 E.

8.15pm: Streamed patent log.

10.49pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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28 April 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.20am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.25am: Hauled in patent log.

7.12am: a/c N 41* E.

8.41am: a/c N 55 E.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.02am: Reduce to 60 revs Course as req'.

9.08am: Slow.

9.14am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 6 fms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom sand.

9.30am: Sent sepoys & mails ashore.

am: Hands as req'. All boats away sailing.

1.15pm: Boats away for sailing race.

2.15pm: remainder of hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.30pm: Boats returned, race abandoned.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 12 hrs.


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29 April 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

12.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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30 April 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.05am: held divine service.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

From Chahbar to Muscat at Sea

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.30am: Boats crews preparing for sailing race.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: All boats away sailing. Remainder of hands as req'.

12.30pm: All boats away for sailing race.

2.30pm: Hands as req'.

3.10pm: Hoisted & secured boats for sea.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 12 1/2 hrs.

4.40pm: Shortened in.

4.46pm: Weighed & proceeded S 81* W. Slow.

4.51pm: Half speed. Increased to 78 revs.

4.58pm: a/c S 47 W.

10.22pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

10.42pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

10.55pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.

11.10pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.


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2 May 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

2.10am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

5.25am: Sighted land on Port bow.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.56am: a/c S 36* W.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Course as req'.

9.06am: Reduced to 60 revs.

9.17am: Slow

9.23am: Stopped, let go Starb anchor in 9 1/2 fms & veered to 3 shackles.

9.30am: Weighed. Shifted berth.

9.45am: Let go Starb anchor in 10 1/2 fms & veered to 4 shackles. Hands as req'.

2.15am:Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.


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3 May 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1, 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions, prayers.

9.15am: Gunners party unfuzing shell. Groups at divisional drill.

1.40pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" arrived.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.30pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.00pm.

pm: H.M.S. "Pyramus" shifted berth.

8.30pm: Lit fires in 1 & 2 boilers.

Midnight: Fires dying out No 4 boiler.


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4 May 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 3.

5.00am: Fires out in No 3 boiler.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.15am: Hands as req'. Guns crews to loader.

2.15pm: Hands as req'. G.L's at deflection teacher.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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5 May 1916

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 23.4, Long 59.2

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship & securing boats for sea.

6.00am: Lit fires in No 4 boiler.

8.06am: Weighed.

8.11am: Proceeded S 71 3/4* E half speed.

8.18am: Increased to 80 revs.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Lost overboard needle striker percussion 4.7" Q.F. one. Seaman gunners at deflection teacher, remainder of hands as req'.

2.00pm: Connected 3rd boiler.

3.23pm: Increased to 84 revs.

2.15pm: Hands as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.50pm: Deviation 0* 40' W.

8.45pm: Increased to 86 revs.

10.55pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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6 May 1916

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 21.9, Long 63.5

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 4.

1.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

2.35am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.40pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

10.50pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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7 May 1916

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 20.5, Long 67.8

Boilers alight 1,2 & 4.

12.35am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

1.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

3.00am: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Prayers.

5.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.25pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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8 May 1916

From Muscat to Bombay at Sea

Lat 19.1, Long 72.0

Boilers alight 1, 2 & 4.

1.00pm: Put clocks on 30 mins.

1.36am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.05am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.50am: a/c S 67 E.

8.38am: Reduced to 78 revs.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers

10.00am: Fires out in No 4 boiler.

am: Hands getting up ammunition.

2.38pm: Sighted Prongs Light House bearing S 80* E.

2.00pm: Hands hoisting up ammunition.

2.55pm: a/c S 75 1/2 E.

3.05pm: a/c S 67 E.

3.35pm: a/c S 59 1/2 E.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.22pm: a/c N 38 E.

4.38pm: a/c N 13 1/2 E.

4.58pm: Reduced to 60 revs.

5.01pm: Stopped.

5.10pm: Secured to centre Troopship Buoy.

6.00pm: Special leave to Starb Watch till 7.00 am.

pm: Fires in steam cutter 14 1/2 hrs.


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9 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 1 & 2.

5.40am: Hands as req'.

6.30am: Ammunition lighters secured alongside. Hands hoisting out torpedoes.

8.30am: Hands hoisting out ammunition & torpedoes.

11.25am: Ammunition lighters cast off.

pm: General leave to Port Watch till 7.00am 11th May.

3.05pm: Slipped from buoy & proceeded as req' for docking.

3.30pm: Secured to mooring buoys, stern hawser carried away. Proceeded as req'.

4.15pm: Entered dock.

4.30pm: Secured in dock.

6.00pm: Starb Watch taking bags & hammocks to sailors home.

pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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10 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight nil.

8.15am: 8 hands & seedie boys returning ammunition to Butchers Island, remainder of hands as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to sailors home.

5.00pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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11 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.15am: Party returning ammunition to Butchers Island. Hands dismounting guns, returning stores & as req'.

12.15pm: Landed patrol.

12.45pm: Patrol returned.

pm: General leave to Starb Watch till 7.00am May 13th.

4.30pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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12 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

7.00am: Read Warrant No 21.

8.15am: Hands dismounting guns, surveying cable & as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to sailors home.

5.15pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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13 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.25am: Dismounting party working on A2. Remainder of hands rangeing cable in dock.

1.45pm: Hands returned to home.

5.25pm: Ex'd Fire party.

pm: Port Watch proceeded to camp at Deolali.


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14 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.15pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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15 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.15am: Party dismounting guns and working about cables.

10.40am: H.M.S. "Britomart" left basin.

1.45pm: Hands returned to home.

pm: Read Warrant No 22.

5.00pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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16 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.15am: Hands dismounting Y1, cleaning out magazines, painting cabins and as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to sailors home.

5.20pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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17 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.15am: Hands painting, dismounting guns, cleaning magazines and as req'.

5.20pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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18 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.20am: Hands dismounting guns, cleaning out magazines, painting and as req'.

5.15pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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19 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands dismounting guns, painting & as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to sailors home.

5.00pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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20 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.20am: Hands dismounting A1, stropping blocks & as req'.

1.30pm: H.M.S. "Odin" arrived. (ed. "Odin" Old Sloop, Fleet Sweeping Vessel, 1900-03, 4 x 4" guns, Comp' 121-112, I.H.P.1400 = 13 1/4 knots. JFS 1919).

1.45pm: Hands returned to sailors home.

5.20am: Ex'd Fire party.


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21 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.15pm: Ex'd Fire party.

8.30pm: Jabez Gaskin A.B. O.N. SS 4042 died in hospital.

11.45pm: H.M.S. "Euryalus" arrived.


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22 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight.

8.25am: Hands painting, dismounting guns & as req'.

1.15pm: Funeral firing party returned to Sailors Home with arms.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.00pm: Colours Half mast.

5.15pm: Exercised Fire Party.

6.15pm: Buried J. Gaskin A.B. O.N. S.S. 4042 at Ashewri.


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23 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.15am: Firing Party cleaning arms.

8.30am: Hands employed dismounting guns, painting as req'.

9.00am: First Watch returned from Deolali to Home.

1.45am: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

4.50pm: H.M.S. Juno sailed.

5.15pm: Exercised Fire Party.

9.45pm: 2nd Watch left for Deolali.


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24 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.00am: H.M.S. Odin sailed.

8.25am: Hands employed dismounting guns, painting mess decks. Carpenters party as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.10pm: Exercised fire party.


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25 May 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.25am: Gunners, Carpenters & Bosun's parties as req'. Remainder viz dismounting guns, painting mess decks.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Home.


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26 May 1916

(At Bombay)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employer viz Painting mess deck. Party dismounting guns, Carpenters party drawing stores as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors home.

5.30pm: Exer'd Fire party.


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27 May 1916

(At Bombay)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed Painting Mess Deck, Boatswains & Carpenter's party drawing stores. Party dismounting guns.

1.45pm: hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.15pm: Exer'd Fire party.


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28 May 1916

(At Bombay)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.25pm: Exer'd Fire Party.


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29 May 1916

(At Bombay)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed viz Bosun's & Carpenter's party drawing stores. Party dismounting guns. Painting Mess Deck & refitting.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.20pm: Ex'd Fire Party.


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30 May 1916

(At Bombay)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed viz Bosun's & Carpenters parties drawing stores. Gunners party dismounting guns. Remainder of hands getting in cable.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.15pm: Exercised Fire Party.


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31 May 1916

(At Bombay)

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed viz Boatswain's party drawing stores, Hands getting cable in & remainder refitting.

1.30pm: Hands paid monthly payment & the returned to Sailors Home.

5.00pm: Ex'd Fire Party.




LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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Instruments


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1 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed viz Gunner's Party dismounting guns, Carpenters Party drawing stores, Remainder painting Mess Decks.

11.30am: Shifted ship from Drydock to Wet Basin & made fast.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.30pm: Exercised Fire Party.


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2 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed viz dismounting guns, drawing stores, painting mess decks, refitting as req'.

9.30am: Starb Watch returned from Deolali.

12.30pm: Paid monthly payment to Starb Watch.

1.45pm: Hands returned to the Sailors Home.

5.20pm; Ex'd Fire party.


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3 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

12.10am: Victor Adlam, Volunteer seaman O.N. N.Z.F25 died in hospital.

am: hands dismounting guns, drawing torpedoes, refitting & as req'.

am: Funeral party returned to Sailors Home for drill.

1.45pm: Hands returned to sailors home.

5.00pm: Funeral of late Victor Adlam A.B. Volunteer O.N. N.Z.F25 took place.

5.15pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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4 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.10pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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5 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.20am: Hands cleaning arms, painting, hoisting in 3 pdr & small arm ammunition & as req.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.25pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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6 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.25am: Hands dismounting guns, drawing stores, hoisting 3 pdr & small arm ammunition and painting mess decks.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

pm: 4.7" Ammunition Lighter secured alongside.

5.00pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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7 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

8.15am: Hands hoisting in & stowing 4.7" ammunition & painting mess decks.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

2.20pm: H.M.S. "Lunka" proceeded for trials. (ed. Lunka, Armed Boarding Steamer, 1905, 2193 tons, 16 knots, 3 - 4.7").

3.00pm: H.M.S. "Lunka" returned & secured to buoy.

5.15pm: Ex'd fire party.

11.00pm: H.M.S. "Euryalus" sailed.

pm: Lit fires in Nos 3 & 4 boilers.


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8 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

7.00am: read Warrant No 23.

8.30am: Hands painting mess decks & as req'..

9.05am: Started basin trails.

10.45am: Completed trials.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

3.20pm: Coal Lighters secured alongside.

5.25pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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9 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

8.30am: Started coaling, native labour. Hands painting mess decks, launching boats and as req'.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

pm: Coaling ship.

5.25pm: Ex'd Fire party

6.15pm: Finished coaling, 218 tons.


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10 June 1916

At Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

8.25am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.00pm: Ex'd Fire party.


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11 June 1916

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.40am: Hands reeving boats falls & spreading awnings.

12.20pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

pm: Hands returned to ship.

4.10pm: Leave to Port Watch & 1st Part of Starb Watch till 10.00pm>

10.00pm: Lit fires in No2 boiler.


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12 June 1916

From Bombay to Karachi at Sea

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.00am: Cast off hawsers. Proceeded out of basin.

8.37am: Half speed.

8.42am: Proceeded Course S 11 1/2 W, speed as req' for trials.

8.55am: Sunk Rock Light House abeam.

8.56am: Deviation 1* 33' E

9.12am: a/c N 11 1/2 E.

9.30am: Dev' 1* 30' W. Course as req'.

9.35am: Reduced to 60 revs.

9.39am: Stopped.

9.41am: Let go Port anchor in 6 fms & veered to 3 shackles, bottom mud, Hands as req'.

1.32pm: Weighed.

1.33pm: Slow ahead.

1.37pm: Half speed. Course S 11 1/2 W.

1.46pm: Increased to 78 revs.

1.55pm: Streamed patent log.

2.00pm: a/c S 44 W.

2.12pm: a/c S 84 W.

2.55pm: a/c N 55 1/2 W.

10.20pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.05pm: Sounded 31 fms.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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13 June 1916

From Bombay to Karachi at Sea

Lat 20.5, Long 69.8

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

12.10am: Sounded in 28 fms.

1.10am: Sounded in 29 fms.

2.05am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.00am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

4.25am: Sounded 43 fms.

9.00am Called the watch.

11.15am: a/c N 42 1/2 W.

6.30pm: Sounded in 41 fms.

8.00pm: Sounded in 32 fms.

10.00pm: Sounding wire stranded.

10.55pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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14 June 1916

From Bombay to Karachi at Sea

Lat 22.9, Long 67.4

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

12.15am: Sounded in 39 fms.

1.50am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

2.10am: Sounded in 37 fms.

3.25am: Reduced to 45 revs to secure Starb Lower Boom.

3.45am: Increased to 78 revs.

4.20am: Sounded in 34 fms.

6.15am: Sounded in 35 1/2 fms.

8.00am: 20 fms.

10.10am: Sounded in 19 fms.

11.55am: Sounded in 18 fms.

12.30pm: Called the watch.

6.30pm: a/c N 1 1/2* E increase to 72 revs.

9.55pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.00pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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15 June 1916

At Karachi

Lat 24.84, Long 66.95

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

2.00am: Sounded in 34 fms.

2.15am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.00am: Ex'd Sea boats crew. Sounded in 24 fms.

3.02am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

3.15am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.50am: Sounded in 17 fms.

4.05am: Sighted Manora Light about 1/2 point on Starb bow.

5.00am: a/c N 8* E.

5.30am: Reduce to 60 revs.

5.55am: a/c N 2 W. Hauled in patent log 590.6.

6.00am: Course & speed as req'.

6.20am: Pilot boarded.

6.23am: Proceeded.

6.30am: Secured to No 2 buoy.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

2.15pm: Hands cleaning ship, securing boats for sea & as req'.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.30pm: Read Warrant numbers 24 & 25.

pm: Special leave to men of Port Watch who have not broken leave in Bombay till 7.45am.

10.10pm: Fires in steam cutter 21 1/4 hrs.


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16 June 1916

At Karachi

Lat 24.84, Long 66.95

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.30am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.30am: Divisions, prayers.

am: Hands preparing for sea & as req'.

am: Fires in steam cutter 7 hrs.

Noon: Slipped. Course & speed as req' for leaving harbour.

12.03pm: Half speed.

12.15pm: Streamed patent log.

12.18pm: Course S 80* W. Manora Light N 13 1/2* W .8'.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 45 mins.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

10.44pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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17 June 1916

From Karachi to Muscat at Sea

Lat 24.1, Long 62.6

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

1.50am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.05am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: piped down.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 45 mins.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

9.55pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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18 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.6, Long 58.8

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

1.25am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

2.20am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.15am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.55am: a/c S 89* W.

7.48am: Hauled in patent log, 482.6.

8.32am: a/c S 66 W.

8.50am:Course & speed as req'.

8.55am: Reduce to 60 revs.

8.57am: Stopped.

9.12am: Let go Starb anchor in 8 1/4 fms & veered to 3 shackles. Let fires die out in No 3 & 4 boilers.

9.45am: Prayers.

10.00am: Hands spreading double awnings.

2.15pm: H.M.S. "Mozaffer" sailed.

4.50pm: Evening Quarters. Leave to P.O's till 7.30pm:.

Prepared for coaling.

6.00pm: Hands to bathe.

10.20pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.


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19 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 2.

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling & spreading Foc'sle & Poop upper awnings.

6.00am: Commenced coaling, native labour.

9.00am: Coaling ship.

1.15pm: Finished coaling 251 tons.

pm: Hands cleaning ship.

6.00pm: hands to bathe.


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20 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 2, 3 & 4.

12.00am: Lit fires in 4 boiler.

2.00am: Lit fires in No 4 (boiler).

5.49am: Weighed.

5.52am: Half speed, Course & speed as req' for swinging ship for deviations.

6.58am: Man overboard. Stopped, picked up man.

7.10am: Hoisted seaboat.

7.45am: Finished swinging. Proceeded to anchorage.

8.12am: Stopped. Let go Starb anchor & veered to 3 1/2 shackles in 12 fms.

9.30am: Divisions. Prayers. Hands scraping, setting up topmast rigging, stripping 3 pdr guns, painting galley and fusing lyddite shell.

10.00am: Fires out in No 2 boiler.

1.00pm: Lit fires in No 3 boiler.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

pm: Leave to P.O's till 7.30pm.

5.35pm: Sent bathing party away.

6.40pm: Bathing party returned.


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21 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

4.30am: Hands cleaning down aloft.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

am: Galley's crew painting boat.

9.00am: Divisions. Read prayers.

am: Hands scraping & painting, charging torpedoes and as req'.

3.45pm: Tug "Fitzalwyn" arrived.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters. Leave to P.O's 5.00pm till 7.30pm:

5.00pm: Tug P51 arrived.

5.40pm: Sent bathing party away.


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Deviation Muscat June 20th 1916

North

nil

NNE

0° 05' W

NE

0° 05' E

ENE

0° 00'

East

0° 00'

ESE

0° 35' W

SE

0° 45'

SSE

0° 40'

South

0° 40'

SSW

0° 35'

SW

0° 30'

WSW

0° 20'

West

0° 40'

WNW

0° 25'

NW

0° 10" E

NNW

0° 00'


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22 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 24.0, Long 59.1

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Divisions. Prayers. Physical drill.

9.15am: Hands painting upper deck casings, dismounting 3 pdr & securing boats for sea.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.10pm: Weighed. Proceeded as req'.

4.12pm: Half speed.

4.15pm: Increased to 75 revs, Course N 45 E.

6.00pm: Dev'n 0* 15' E.

10.07pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

10.45pm: Ex'd Watch close & open W.T. doors.


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23 June 1916

At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

1.45am: Ex'd Sea boats crew.

3.25am: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.

5.40am: a/c N 30* E.

6.15am: Hands cleaning ship.

6.40am: a/c N 21* E.

7.25am: Course & speed as req'.

7.34am: Let go Starb anchor in 5 1/2 fms & veered to 3 1/2 shackles, bottom sand.

9.15am: Divisions. Prayers.

9.25am: Ex'd G.Q's (ed. General Quarters).

9.42am: Secured.

9.50am: Hands as req'.

1.00pm: Called the watch.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.


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24 June 1916


At Chahbar

Lat 25.31, Long 60.61

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship and setting up fore topmast rigging.

am: Tested lifebuoys & found correct.

am: Hands cleaning ship.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

4.08pm: Weighed. Slow ahead N 89 1/2 W.

4.12pm: Half speed.

4.18pm: Increased to 77 revs, a/c S 49 W.

9.50pm: Ex'd Sea boats crew

11.15pm: Ex'd Watch close W.T. doors.


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25 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

5.40am: a/c S 8* W.

6.45am: a/c S 20* W.

7.15am: a/c S 10* E.

7.30am: Course & speed as req'

7.33am: Let go Starb anchor in 7 1/2 fms & veered to 2 3/4 shackles, bottom sand.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held divine service.

4.00am: Evening Quarters.

pm: Port Watch preparing for coaling.

6.00pm: Hands to bathe.

10.20pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.


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26 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

4.30am: Party cleaning down aloft.

5.30am: Started coaling, native labour.

7.30am: Hands to bathe.

8.30am: Coaling ship

11.30am: Finished coaling 92 tons.

12.30pm: Hands cleaning ship.

3.00pm: Turned out & lowered steam cutter.

6.00pm: Hands to bathe.


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27 June 1916

At Muscat

Lat 23.62, Long 58.59

Boilers alight 3 & 4.

4.30am: Party painting down aloft.

5.40am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Hands to bathe.

9.00am: Hands painting ship inboard, seedies painting ships side.

1.00pm: Called the watch.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters.

5.00pm: Leave to P.O'