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Light Cruiser, ex-2nd-class Protected cruiser, Eclipse-class

Pendant Nos. D.61 (1914), P.61 (9.15), P.A7 (1.18). Launched 25.4.95 Devonport DY. 5,600 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x53x19ft. TE 9600ihp, 19.5kts. Armament: 11-6in, 8-12pdr, 3-18in tt. Armour: 2.5in deck, 3in guns. Crew: 450. 12th CS 1914-15, Mediterranean and E. Africa from 1915. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 6.12.21 Multilocular S. Bkg. Co. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Launched 25/4/95, sold for BU 6/12/20, was in reserve at the Nore, but in 1906 was moved to Devonport. Served in the Channel Fleet 1907-9; attached to 2nd Battle Squadron 1909-10; stationed at Haulbowline, Cork 1911-12. Joined 3rd Fleet 1912-13, and ran aground in the Suez Canal in September 1912. Attached to 7th Destroyer Flotilla 1913 but reverted to 3rd Fleet at Devonport 1913-14. Joined Cruiser Force 'G' in August 1914 and captured a German merchantman off the Lizard in September. Joined 12th Cruiser Squadron in February 1915 and went to Dardanelles in April 1915; East Africa May 1916 to 1917; Cape of Good Hope 1918; Mediterranean 1919. Returned to Devonport in November 1919, and was put up for sale at Queenstown in 1920. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

Many of the hyperlinks in this document lead to the invaluable http://www.clydesite.co.uk, to whom I am extremely grateful. Their contributors, Stuart Cameron, Bruce Allen, John Ward-McQuaid, George Robinson and others are to be congratulated and thanked.

Most of the ship pictures are from http://www.photoship.co.uk/, a great site for the enthusiast. I am also indebted to www.wikipedia.org/‎ of course and the excellently researched www.wrecksite.eu/‎, sadly the last and only information that we have for so many ships. Many thanks to http://www.theshipslist.com/, a must for any researcher and http://navypedia.org/ has time and again provided information on long-forgotten warships from one hundred years ago. Thanks also to http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org, http://www.red-duster.co.uk and http://www.swanseadocks.co.uk, the very stuff of history.

All of these sites are managed by people like us, who are fascinated by ships that no longer leave a wake on the ocean and to all of them I wish fair winds!

The second line of each day’s entry is the position of the ship at noon in the modern decimal format. Other positions in the text are given in old-fashioned degrees and minutes.

Each day’s activity is usually a precis, omitting the purely routine entries, but occasionally on a quiet day in harbour, every entry is included to give a flavour of the routine. Keen readers may care to delve deeper, but be warned, the handwriting is often poor and the ink faded. Good luck! Ed.

Some abbreviations.

A/c. Altered course.
Bg. Bearing.
CPO. Chief Petty officer.
Eng. Engineer.
ERA. Engine Room Artificer.
HMAS. His Majesty’s Australian Ship.
HMFM. His Majesty’s Fleet Messenger.
HMT. His Majesty’s Transport.
HMW. His Majesty’s Whaler.
HMHS. His Majesty’s Hospital Ship.
HO. Hostilities only.
HS. Hospital Ship.
Lat. Latitude.
Long. Longitude.
LS. Leading seaman.
MAA. Master at Arms.
NO. Navigating officer.
NTO. Naval Transport Office(r).
OS. Ordinary seaman.
PO. Petty officer.
RFR. Royal Fleet Reserve.
RMA. Royal Marine Artillery.
RNB. Royal Navy Barracks.
RNH. RN hospital.
RNVR. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
SA. Small arms.
SBA. Sickbay assistant.
SBS. Sickbay steward.
SSA. Sickbay steward’s assistant.
VCPO. Victualling Chief Petty Officer.
WO. Warrant officer.
WP. Working party.
WT. Wireless telegraphy and also Watertight.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TALBOT 1916-1918
(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)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TALBOT
Operations off Eastern Africa

JP map Talbot Eastern Africa

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TALBOT 1916

JP map Talbot 1916

LOGS FOR MAY 1916

(Patrolling, Zanzibar, Tanga, Kilindini and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm.53/62212. Signed BR Scott, navigating officer.

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Engine record page, blank.


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1 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.7

9.15am: C Kilwa bg N30W.

Mustered by the open list.

In pm: Hands painting cable deck and mess deck.

3.40pm: Stopped, Kiswere harbour.

4.35pm: Proceeded SE’ly.

10.30pm: Stopped.


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2 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

12.01am: Lying to. (When well out to sea, patrolling vessels often lie to and wait for dawn, conserving fuel.)

5.15am: Proceeded S56W.

7.12am: Ras Kibungwe bg S12W.

8.55am: Stopped, Lindi harbour.

9.26am: Proceeded East.

In am: Hands at gun drill, cleaning guns and signal instruction.

3.0pm: Mlima Mjoho bg S35W. (A prominent hill inland)

3.40pm: Looked into Mikindani Bay.

7.0pm: Stopped.


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3 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.3, Long 40.5

12.01am: Lying to.

5.30am: Proceeded S33W.

6.50am: Mlima Mjoho bg S2W.

In am: Hands to loader drill, sponging out guns and cleaning boats.

12 noon: Ras Ruvura bg N77W.

2.30pm: Stopped off Rovuma River.

3.15pm: Proceeded N50E.

11.59pm: Stopped.


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4 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

12.01am: Lying to.

6.0am: Proceeded S13E for rendezvous with HMAS Pioneer.

7.15am: Stopped and sent boat to same.

8.12am: Proceeded N7W.

9.40am: Ras Maweli bg N83W.

3.0pm: Examined Kilwa harbour.


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5 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.7

In am: Exercised control drill and shrapnel setting.

3.30pm: Ras Kipakoni bg N45W.


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6 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

8.0am: Kivurugu Islets bg S10W.

In pm: Make and mend.


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7 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.8

7.30am: C Kilwa bg N34W.


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8 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.8

In am: 6” gun drill, cleaning boats and paintwork.


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9 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.9

5.30am: Sighted HMS Manica.

7.0am: Stopped at RV, received fruit etc. from same.

9.40am: Proceeded South. Mlima Mjoho bg N82W.

Hands at loader drill.

12.45pm: Closed Mchinga Bay.

4.15pm: Closed HMS Manica, received canteen stores from same.

7.15pm: Proceeded.


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10 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.9

Gun drill, cleaning boats and painting mess deck.


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11 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.1

10.45am: Courses to rendezvous with HMS Manica.

1.15pm: Stopped off Lindi River (now Lukuledi R.).

2.30pm: HMS Hyacinth closed. Received stores and three ratings from same.

4.45pm: Proceeded N5W.


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12 May 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

3.20am: Moresby Point LH bg N28W.

9.48am: Passed SS Professor Woermann* proceeding South.

2.10pm: Chumbe Island LH abeam 5 cables. (A cable in the RN is 200 yds)

2.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

5.10pm: SS Northumbria collier came alongside.

5.30pm: Discharged Cdr Trimmer to RN hospital.

* Professor Woermann, the third of three Woermann Line ships with this name, 1912, 6,061 grt, captured 1914, renamed Professor and operated by Union Castle Line until 1921.


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13 May 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.05am: Commenced coaling.

Discharged Mid. Collings to HMW Rattler*.

11.30am: Finished coaling, received 535 tons.

In pm: Hands getting in ammunition and sending a 3 pdr gun ashore.


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14 May 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.0am: Discharged one marine to hospital.

Two seedie boys and one seaman rating joined for passage.

9.05pm: Weighed and proceeded by Northern Passage.

11.50pm: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam 5 cables. Course N9E.


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15 May 1916

Tanga and at sea.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

12.50am: Ras Nungwe Lt bg S56E

6.0am: Stopped. Discharged ratings and mails to HMS Challenger.

10.20am: Anchored off Tanga.

One seaman rating joined from HMW Fly*.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

7.0pm: Ras Kegomache Lt bg N77E.

8.0pm: A/c S13W.

11.0pm: Passed SS Océanien, French.

* Fly an armed whaler, the ex-German Sturmvogel and probably the ship in this picture.


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16 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.2


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17 May 1916

At sea to Vanga and on patrol.

Lat -4.66, Long 39.23

11.45am: Anchored off Vanga.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.25pm: Pemba I. Lt bg S1W. (Possibly Ras Kegomache Lt is intended, which is on the Northern tip of Pemba I. The other is Matumbie Makumbwa on the SW tip.)


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18 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -5.1, Long 39.3

2.06am: Challenged HMAS Pioneer.

6.0pm: Maziwi I. S50W.

10.04pm: Pemba Lt bg N57E


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19 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.2

4.40am: Stopped close to HMW Pickle*.

4.50am: Proceeded.

* An armed whaler, the ex German Seeadler.


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20 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -4.7, Long 39.4

12 noon: Navigating Pungutiayu, Pungutiachi and Kisiti reefs.

10.20pm: Ras Nungwe Lt bg S7E.

10.40pm: Stopped to board dhow. Allowed to proceed.


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21 May 1916

On patrol.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.2

2.0am: Stopped, Mwana Mwana Lt bg South.

3.20am: Proceeded South.

6.40am: A/c to close HMW Fly.

7.20am: Stopped, communicated with same.

2.45pm: Stopped to communicate with HMW Pickle.

8.45pm: Stopped, Ras Nungwe Lt bg S10E.


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22 May 1916

At sea to Kilindini.

Lat -4.6, Long 39.5

6.20am: Stopped to rendezvous with HMW Fly.

11.45am: Sighted HMAS Pioneer.

4.0pm: Moored ship at Kilindini.


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23 May 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

7.0am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

Hands employed cleaning boats, magazines and shell rooms and blacking down rigging. (Blacking down, applying a graphite paste that dries to a dull sheen, looks good and preserves steel wire rope.)


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24 May 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Hands painting, oiling wire hawsers and dismounting aft 6” gun.

Eng. Lt/Cdr Forbes joined ship.


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25 May 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Hands drawing stores from HMS Laconia.

Divers down examining underwater fittings.

Discharged Eng. Cdr Anderson to Laconia for passage home.

Discharged one seaman RNR and one signalman (prisoners according to Laconia’s log, for passage to Simonstown) to Laconia.

5.0pm: Laconia sailed.


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26 May 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Divers down.

Hands cleaning and painting.

Marines landed for exercise.


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27 May 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Received one prisoner, under escort, from naval camp.


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28 May 1916

Kilindini and at sea for Zanzibar.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

In am: Landed Roman Catholic church party.

Received two propellers and tail shafts for whalers.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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29 May 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: Ras Nungwe Lt S3W.

9.15am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

10.15am: Discharged one seaman RNR to HMS Vengeance.

3.0pm: Collier Clifton Hall secured alongside.

Discharged one stoker and one seaman rating RNR to hospital.


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30 May 1916

Zanzibar to South Patrol.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: Finished coaling, received 445 tons.

11.45am: Collier left.

2.30pm: One Head Tindal (a seedie NCO) joined ship from HMS Laconia.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Passed Portuguese cruiser Adamastor, Northbound.


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31 May 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 40.1

12.01am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S2W.

In pm: Hands preparing towing gear.

3.30pm: Rendezvous with HMS Challenger in Mikindani Bay.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 51.

5.35pm: Proceeded N42E.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916

(Patrolling, Zanzibar, Kilindini and Ulenge I. to engage shore positions in Tanga Bay)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62213, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra.

Height of cistern above sea level 25 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer, Heath and Co.


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1 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.0

7.20am: Closed HMS Manica and stopped.

11.0am: Proceeded S42W.

Paid monthly payment. Make and mend in pm.


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2 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.6, Long 40.0

10.45am: Mlima Mamba N75W.

5.50am: Mlima Mjoho S20W.

5.0pm: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

8.0pm: Stopped for the night.


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3 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8

5.30am: Proceeded S40W.

3.05pm: Stopped off Lindi harbour.

3.40pm: Proceeded.

8.30pm: Stopped for the night.


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4 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.8, Long 40.0

5.30am: Proceeded S40W.

8.0am: Mlima Mjoho S13W.

5.10pm: Rendezvous with HMS Thistle (off Mchinga Bay, vide log of Thistle). Received oranges from same.


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5 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.3

8.45am: Sighted telegraph ship Sherard Osborn (Osborne in log).

9.50am: Stopped to communicate with same.

In pm: Hands getting up projectiles and rattling down fore rigging. (Rattling down, setting up the shrouds that support the mast and adding the ratlines, the horizontal lines that enable the shrouds to be climbed like a ladder.)

4.20pm: Took a line of soundings off Madjovi Rocks.


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6 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.9

6.45am: Mlima Mjoho bg S46W.

3.35pm: Kivurugu Islets bg N17W.

4.50pm: Stopped to communicate with whalers.

4.55pm: Proceeded S22E.


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7 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.3

In am: Marines at Morris tube practice.


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8 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.2

9.14am: Anchored in Mikindani harbour.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded, course N10E.

Make and mend in pm.


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9 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

9.35am: Anchored in Lindi Bay. Sent marine officer to Lindi with flag of truce.

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded East.


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10 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -10.4, Long 40.5

8.0am: Mlima Mjoho bg S60W.

9.45am: Closed and signalled SS Professor Woermann.

1.0pm: Looked into Rovuma Bay.

4.15pm: Closed HMS Thistle in Mikindani Bay.

6.0pm: Mlima Mjoho bg S39W.


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11 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.8

6.05pm: Rendezvous with HMW Pickle.


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12 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.8

7.45am: Rendezvous with HMW Pickle. Received stores for HMS Thistle.


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13 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.1

9.0am. Rv with HMS Thistle, sent provisions.

Hands cleaning out shell rooms and turning falls. (A regular piece of preventive maintenance, turning the falls used to hoist and lower boats end for end, to even out wear where they pass through the blocks.)


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14 June 1916

On patrol.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

12 noon: Stopped in Lindi harbour.

12.40pm: Proceeded and closed HMS Hyacinth.

2.50pm: Proceeded, N33E.


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15 June 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.25am: Ras Mkumbi Lt (aka Moresby Pt) abeam 7.8 miles.

10.40am: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.


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16 June 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.05am: Collier Darnholme* alongside, commenced coaling.

1.35pm: Finished coaling, 633 tons received. Collier left.

One seaman rating joined for passage to HMS Challenger.

* Darnholme, 1911, 3,693 grt, T. Smailes and Sons, but possibly operated by London and Bathampton SN Co. at this time.


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17 June 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -5.2, Long 39.1

5.35am: Rv with HMS Challenger.

8.30am: Anchored off Tangata reef.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded to close Challenger.

4.15pm: Anchored (off Maziwi I., vide log of Challenger)

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, S70E.

8.20pm: Ras Nungwe Lt bg S25E.


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18 June 1916

Patrolling.

Lat -6.0, Long 38.9

7.20am: Rv with HMS Manica and whalers.

7.50am: Proceeded S18W.

2.35pm: Anchored off Bagamoyo.

4.0pm: Carried out aerial reconnaissance. Fired three rounds of 6” at machine gun position.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.55pm: Chumbe Lt bg N8W.


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19 June 1916

Patrolling and at Kilindini.

Lat -4.4, Long 39.6

3.50am: Ras Nungwe Lt bg N56W.

7.35am: Rv with HMW Echo* in Tanga ship channel. Received one native spy and boat.

8.0am: Proceeded.

2.0pm: Anchored in Kilindini harbour.

*Echo, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Barrowby.


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20 June 1916

Kilindini.

Lat -4.05, Long 39.68

Discharged one seaman rating to shore for work with MTO (probably Marine Transport Office).

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

10.14pm: Pemba I. Lt bg S3E.


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21 June 1916

At sea to Ulenge I. and at sea to Tanga.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.17

6.25am: Anchored off Ulenge I.

Landed troops and stores from SS Barjora on the island.

Landed 25 marines.

2.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Anchored in Tanga Bay.

5.50pm: Opened fire on Changoliani village.

6.20pm: Shifted berth.


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22 June 1916

Ulenge I.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

Hands scrubbing out guns, mustering cordite on the upper deck and making provision nets.


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23 June 1916

Ulenge I.

Lat -5.0, Long 39.2

6.30am: Weighed and proceeded to rv with HMS Challenger and HMFM Trent.

7.20am: Anchored. Four ratings joined from Trent.

12.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.35pm: Stopped to rv with HMS Vengeance.

5.50pm: Anchored off Ulenge I.


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24 June 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded into Tanga Bay and anchored.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded to return to Ulenge I.


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25 June 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in Tanga Bay.

9.50am. Weighed and proceeded to return to anchorage off Ulenge I.

5.40pm: Shifted to anchorage off South end of Ulenge I.

8.30pm: Scout left ship in canoe.


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26 June 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

6.0am: Shifted to anchorage off the lighthouse.

8.40am: Opened fire on enemy scouts between Kisingani and Ngomani.

5.40pm: Shifted berth to South end of island.


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27 June 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in Tanga Bay.

8.10am: Opened fire with 6” shrapnel and lyddite on enemy trenches at Amboni. Enemy snipers opened fire on ship.

8.55am: Ceased fire, weighed and proceeded to anchorage off the island.

4.15pm: Shifted berth to South end of island.


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28 June 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

Hands fitting luffs and jiggers (lifting tackles, the picture is titled luff-on-luff and shows two jiggers working in tandem) and turning out leading blocks.


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29 June 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded into Tanga Bay, turned and returned to the island to anchor.

1.10pm: Weighed and proceeded to rv with HMS Vengeance in ship channel.

3.40pm: Returned to anchor off the island. Part of the marine detachment returned to ship.


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30 June 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

8.0am: Landed party of seamen and marines. Opened fire on Bagamoyo.

8.45am: Shifted berth to South end of island, anchored and opened fire on Chagoliani.

9.30am: Ceased fire.

2.05pm: Shifted to anchorage off lighthouse.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916

(Ulenge I, Mansa Bay and Tanga Bay in support of land forces, Zanzibar, Tanga, Pangani for surrender of same, then firing on Mkwaja, Kipumbwe and Bagamoyo)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62214, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra.

Height of cistern above sea level 25 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer, Heath and Co.


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1 July 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

7.0am: HMW Charon* (Charron in log) arrived.

* Charon, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex- Éclair.


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2 July 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

3.0pm: Sent second landing party of seamen ashore and first party returned.


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3 July 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

9.0am: One marine rating rejoined from hospital.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrants Nos 56 and 57.


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4 July 1916

Ulenge Island.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.17

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded through reefs.

6.24pm: Anchored.

7.30pm: SS Barjora arrived.


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5 July 1916

At sea to Mansa Bay.

Lat -4.95, Long 39.15

4.35am: Weighed and proceeded with SS Barjora.

5.40am: Anchored.

6.45am: Landing at Kwale commenced.

8.30am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

10.30am: Sent boats up Mansa Bight to pick up party of scouts.

Hands employed in boats for embarkation.


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6 July 1916

Mansa Bay to Tanga Bay.

Lat -4.95, Long 39.15

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded for Tanga Bay

4.50pm: Stopped to communicate with HMW Styx*.

6.20pm: Anchored in Tanga Bay. Seamen and marines returned from Ulenge I.

* Styx, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Etoile.


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7 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

9.15am: Hands employed lifting seaplane.

11.15am: Weighed and proceeded into Tanga harbour to anchor.


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8 July 1916

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

One signal rating rejoined from Ulenge I.

3.0pm: Discharged HMS Challenger’s maxim crew to HMS Severn.

Landed marines, small arms parties and maxims.

7.05pm: SA parties returned.

8.0pm: Discharged two maxim gun crews to HMS Vengeance.


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9 July 1916

Tanga to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2 (approx)

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Entered North passage into Zanzibar.

1.40pm: Went alongside SS August Belmont.

Discharged two stokers and one signal rating to HMW Fly. One signal and one stoker rating joined from same.

Discharged two seedie boys to RN Barracks.


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10 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50am: Commenced coaling. (A nice contemporary account of coaling a large ship here. Yes, the officers really did join in!)

Three seedie boys joined from RNB.

One seaman rating discharged to shore sick.

2.33pm: Finished coaling, received 639 tons.

3.15pm: Cast off from collier to anchor in No 4 berth.


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11 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.30am: Landed range party.

10.20am: Discharged three seamen and one marine to hospital.

9.0pm: Discharged three seamen to RN hospital for duty.


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12 July 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Hands refitting boats’ falls, painting out boats, getting up ammunition cases and returning empties.

In pm: Discharged one SBA to RNB. Two stokers joined from RN hospital Simonstown. Discharged one seaman to HMW Prattler (formerly Rattler). One SBA joined from RNH and one seaman rejoined from same.


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13 July 1916

Zanzibar to Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.1

1.0am: Weighed. Telegraph cable foul of anchor.

1.25am: Proceeded.

4.0am: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam 5 cables.

7.38am: Anchored off Tangale reef. (I can’t find Tangale and Severn’s log describes this as Kitanga reef, which I have used for the noon position, Ed.)

Discharged two seamen to HMS Severn and one to HMW Styx.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.25pm: Anchored in Tanga Bay. Landed two signal ratings for shore duty.


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14 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

11.0am: HMS Vengeance proceeded.

1.0pm: HMS Severn alongside for anchor and moorings.

1.40pm: Severn cast off (to lay buoy, anchorage and moorings in the ship channel, vide log of same).


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15 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1


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16 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1


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17 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

5.55am: Landed SA company and marines.

8.15am: SA Coy returned.

9.40am: Marines returned.

3.45pm: Landed Captain of marines, two NCOs and 16 privates as armed guard.


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18 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

7.50am: Marine guard returned.

Hands fitting and oiling over wires, rope making and exercising boat sailing.

4.15pm: SS Trent arrived. All boats to disembark porters from same. Landed marine guard.


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19 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

Hands drawing stores and provisions from SS Trent.

1.0pm: Trent proceeded.


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20 July 1916

Tanga Bay.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

11.30am: Collier Queen Alexandra alongside.

1.15pm: Commenced coaling.

3.30pm: Finished, received 212 tons.


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21 July 1916

Tanga Bay to Pangani and return to ship channel.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.50am: Reconnoitring off Pangani.

12.55pm: Maziwi I. bg S38W.

3.32pm: Anchored in 10 fathoms in ship channel.


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22 July 1916

Tanga Bay to Pangani.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.50pm: Anchored off Pangani.

Fired five salvoes of 6” at enemy positions South of Pangani.


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23 July 1916

Pangani.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded to shift berth. Observed white flag ashore.

7.02am: Anchored and sent steam cutter ashore under white flag.

9.10am: Landed SA party and sent working party to SS Barjora to land stores.

10.15am: Union Jack hoisted at Pangani.


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24 July 1916

Pangani.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

6.0am: All boats proceeded to Pangani to transport troops across river.

10.50am: SS Trent arrived.

1.0pm: Trent left.

3.30pm: SS Barjora proceeded.


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25 July 1916

Pangani to Kipumbwe.

Lat -5.43, Long 39.0

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

1.40pm: Maziwi I. bg West.

2.45pm: Mwana Mwana LH bg S68E.

3.35pm: Anchored off Kipumbwe.

4.0pm: Fired four salvoes of 6” at village, village hoisted white flags. Sent Captain Thomas in to investigate.


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26 July 1916

Kipumbwe to Mkwaja and Sange I.

Lat -5.78, Long 38.86

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.35pm: Anchored. Fired 6” at Mkwaja village.

9.30am: Shifted berth. Seaplane made fast astern.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.0am: Anchored off Mssange. Sent Captain Thomas in to investigate.

1.0pm: Captain Thomas, with party of marines, proceeded to Kipumbwe in steamboat.

4.0pm: HMW Salamander* arrived.

4.30pm: Salamander left.

4.40pm: Captain Thomas’ party returned with three sick Askaris.

Read warrant No 61.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.10pm: Anchored off Sange Island.

* Salamander, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Krabben.


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27 July 1916

Mkwaja.

Lat -5.78, Long 38.86

5.50am: Sighted HMS’ Manica and Thistle.

7.0am: Sighted HMS Vengeance.

7.45am: Landed small arm party and marines.

7.50am: Thistle arrived and anchored.

8.15am: Opened fire with 6” on house near Mkwaja.

8.30am: Ceased fire.

3.0pm: Small arm party returned.

5.0pm: Buried native.

5.40pm: HMS Severn arrived and anchored.


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28 July 1916

Mkwaja to Windi.

Lat -5.78, Long 38.86

In am: Hands cleaning small arms and leather gear, scrubbing canvas gear and refilling maxim belts.

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded to South.

3.20pm: Anchored off Windi village.


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29 July 1916

Ras Windi, Bagamoyo and Mkwaja.

Lat -6.22, Long 38.87

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded for aerial reconnaissance at Bagamoyo.

7.10am: Anchored and opened fire on Bagamoyo.

8.0am: Seaplane flew over town and dropped bombs. Airman hit.

10.0am: Ceased fire.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.10pm: Anchored off Mkwaja. Marines returned on board.

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30 July 1916

Mkwaja to Sadani.

Lat -6.05, Long 38.79

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.50am. Anchored off Sadani (then Saadani as in log, but I have used the modern spelling to avoid confusion with Saadani in Kenya).

12.25pm: HMW Salamander alongside for stores.

1.30pm: Same left.


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31 July 1916

Sadani to Kokotoni and return.

Lat -5.87, Long 39.25

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Mwana Mwana LH bg S60E.

10.40am: Anchored in Kokotoni (now Mkokotoni) harbour.

11.0am: HMS Mersey arrived and anchored.

11.20am: HMS Vengeance arrived and anchored.

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.45pm: Mungopani LH bg S25E.

4.35pm: Anchored off Sadani.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916

(Engaged with shore forces at Sadani and Bagamoyo, coaling at Zanzibar, engaged at Dar-es-salaam, on South patrol, shelled enemy positions at Lindi and Mikindani, troop carrying from Mafia I. to Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62215, signed BR Scott, NO.

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1 August 1916

Sadani, Bagamoyo and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

3.10am: HMS Vengeance arrived.

3.55am: Landed marine detachment.

5.50am: HMS’ Severn and Mersey opened fire on Sadani.

6.0pm: Ceased fire.

6.20am: Seaplane flew over Sadani.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.55am: Anchored off Bagamoyo.

11.0am: Opened fire on town, seaplane spotting.

12.05pm: Ceased fire.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.50pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour. Sent three injured native prisoners to hospital.

5.50pm: Collier Queen Alexandra came alongside.

Hands clearing provision lighter.


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2 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: HMW Echo weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Discharged one prisoner to RNB.

10.45am: Finished coaling, received 353 tons.

11.0am: Discharged Chief carpenter, one plumber and one SBA to hospital.


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3 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands getting in ammunition.

Paid monthly money.


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4 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.10am: HMS Hyacinth weighed and proceeded.

8.30am: HMS Thistle arrived and anchored.

Discharged one seaman to hospital.

12.10pm: HMS Manica arrived.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 62 and discharged one prisoner to SS Trent (for passage to Flag, probably HMS Vengeance at this time, vide log of Trent).

Discharged one seaman to hospital, one seaman to RNB and one seaman and one stoker to HMS Thistle.

Discharged Surgeon Bell to hospital.


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5 August 1916

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and return.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

9.0am: HMW Childers* took station astern

9.30am: Observed white flag at Dar-es-salaam signal station, also steam boat.

10.15am: German boat came alongside to deliver letters. Proceeded Northwards.

2.0pm: Proceeded inside Windi and Wami patches.

3.30pm: Anchored.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.30pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

* Childers, an armed whaler purchased in Durban, ex Norvegia, ran aground off Pemba Bay, December 1917 and declared a total loss.


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6 August 1916

Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam and South patrol.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.4

1.10am: Weighed and proceeded, course S30E.

5.30am: Sighted HMS’ Challenger and Himalaya.

8.0am: Enemy fired three rounds at Himalaya.

7.0am: Stopped. Opened fire on Dar-es-salaam railway station.

7.45am: Ceased fire.

9.10am: Opened fire on gun positions and mine magazines.

10.20am: Ceased fire.

11.0am: Challenger left.

11.30am: Himalaya left.

12 noon: Proceeded, Southerly courses.


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7 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.8

5.20am: Sighted two whalers bgs S80W and S13W

4.15pm: Stopped at rv, sent boat to HMS Hyacinth.

4.40pm: Proceeded, Northerly courses, 4.2 knots.


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8 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

1.10pm: A/c S9E.

9.15am: A/c N8W.

5.50pm: A/c S14E.

Speed 4.2 knots all day, 30 rpm. Note that even at this modest pace, Talbot burns 26 to 28 tons of coal in 24 hours.


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9 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.8

9.15am: Sighted HMS Manica bg NE.

10.30am: Sighted HMS Hyacinth bg SE.

5.0pm: Stopped at rv and sent boat to HMS Hyacinth.

5.50pm: Proceeded S47E.

7.15pm: Sighted Manica steering North.


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10 August 1916

South Patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.0

3.0am: A/c N58W.

6.0am: A/c S30W. Sighted HMS Hyacinth.

7.30am: Stopped off Mgau Mwania.

9.0am: Stopped, seaplane in sight.

9.20am: Proceeded.

11.30am: Seaplane returned.

2.0pm: A/c N21W.

6.15pm: A/c S21E.

7.15pm: Passed Hyacinth.


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11 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.6, Long 40.0

4.0am: A/c N58W.

6.0am: A/c S50W.

4.45pm: A/c to speak whaler Fly.


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12 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

5.0am: Sighted HM vessels Manica, Pickle and Fly.

7.15am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

9.0am: HMFM Trent arrived. One seaman and four stoker ratings joined from same.

1.0pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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13 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.8

12.30am: A/c S7E.

2.0am: Passed HMS Manica steering North.

6.0am: Stopped off Kiswere to rv with Manica.

6.45am: Proceeded.

8.0am: Balloon up (they are in company with Manica, a balloon ship, off Ras Maweli, vide Manica’s log).

6.15pm: A/c N1W.

10.30pm: A/c S22E.


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14 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.5, Long 39.8

4.0am: Sighted HMS Hyacinth.

7.15am: Stopped and sent boat to Hyacinth.

7.35am: Proceeded N27W.

9.40am: Examined derelict canoe.

5.25pm: A/c S12E.


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15 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

Captain Francis H Thomas RMLI, killed in action at Bagamoyo.

2.0pm: Sighted HMS Hyacinth bg S40E.

5.0pm: Rv with Hyacinth, sent boat.

5.25pm: Proceeded, S59E.


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16 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.0, Long 40.0

3.0am: Mongo I. bg S35W, a/c N59W.

6.0am: Sighted HMS Hyacinth bg N30W.


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17 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

5.30am: Sighted HMW Fly.

6.30am: Ras Sangamku bg S19W.

8.30am: Communicated with HMW Pickle.

10.30am: Stopped in Mikindani Bay, Fly came alongside.

3.10pm: Proceeded N24W.

7.0pm: A/c S62E.


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18 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

5.20am. Challenged HMS Himalaya.

8.50am: Closed HMS Hyacinth.

11.45am: Stopped in Mikindani Bay. Sent to Himalaya for provisions.

12.45pm: Proceeded N37W.

8.30pm: A/c S20E.

10.30pm: A/c N2E.


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19 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.55am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

12.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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20 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.7, Long 40.0 (approx)

6.30am: Communicated with HMW Fly.

9.05am. Communicated with HMW Pickle.

5.30pm: Stopped in Mikindani Bay and sent to HMS Himalaya for beef.

6.0pm: Proceeded N14W.


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21 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0

8.20am: Stopped in Lindi Bay and opened fire on enemy camp.

8.55am: Proceeded.

11.08am. Rv with HMS Himalaya off Mgau Mwania.

1.40pm: Proceeded.

3.15pm: Stopped in Lindi Bay.

4.50pm: Proceeded,


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22 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

9.50am: Sighted Okusa Island bg N15W.

2.40pm: Anchored in Tirene Bay, Mafia I.

Collier Queen Alexandra came alongside.

One AB rejoined ship from hospital.


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23 August 1916

Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

5.45am: Coaling ship.

9.0am: SS Weismann (Wissmann in log) arrived.

11.55am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

12.40pm: Finished coaling, received 600 tons and collier cast off.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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24 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.7

2.10am: Passed HMS Hyacinth steering North.

7.20am: Stopped off Rukyira Spit to rv with HMW Salamander. Sent pinnace with diver to same.

8.0am: Proceeded, S16E.

1.35pm: Rv with HMW Prattler off Rukyira Spit.

5.15pm: Passed HMS Himalaya Northbound.


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25 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.92, Long 39.8

6.30am: Stopped and communicated with HMW Fly.

8.0am: Proceeded.

8.50am: Entered Lindi bay.

9.20am: Proceeded to rv off Ras Banura.

10.15am: Stopped. All boats drawing stores from HMT Princess*.

4.50pm: Proceeded, S15E.

5.45pm: Stopped, sent letter to Princess.

6.10pm: Proceeded, S24E.

*Princess, definitely an Ellerman and Bucknall vessel, but I can’t find any further details, Ed.


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26 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.30am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay. Drew provisions from HMS Trent.

10.46am: Weighed and proceeded to Mikindani harbour.

11.30am: Opened fire on Custom House.

11.55am: Ceased fire and proceeded to anchorage.

12.35pm: Anchored.

Sent landing party into Mtwara creek to examine gun position with HMWs Pickle and Fly.

4.0pm: Landing party returned.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, N20W.

10.30pm: A/c S68E.


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27 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9

11.10am: Stopped at rv to communicate with HMT Princess.


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28 August 1916

South patrol.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

9.15am: Anchored near HMT Princess in Mikindani Bay. Ammunitioned ship from same.

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded North.


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29 August 1916


At sea to Tirene Bay and Zanzibar.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

6.55am: Okuza I. bg S54W, a/c N22W.

10.18am: Anchored in Tirene Bay. Sent boats to shore for troops.

11.20am: Troops embarked.

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.

7.50pm: Chumbe Lt bg N23W.

10.20pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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30 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: Disembarked troops.

Collier Indiana alongside. Commenced coaling.

10.0am: HMS Thistle weighed and proceeded.

Three marines joined from HMS Challenger.

12.20pm: Finished coaling, received 290 tons.

4.0pm: Discharged one Lt RNR, one WO, one PO and six ABs to HMFM Trent.

4.50pm: One SBA rejoined from hospital.

5.0pm: Discharged three seaman and one stoker to hospital.


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31 August 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30am: HMS’ Challenger and Manica weighed and proceeded.

4.0am: HMFM Trent weighed and proceeded.

Drew stores and provisions from lighter.

Discharged one stoker to HMW Childers.

Discharged barge, carpenter and two hands to RNB.

11.0pm: Discharged one SBA to Trent.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916

(Bagamoyo, bombarding Dar-es-salaam, Makatumbe I., Zanzibar, Tirene Bay, Kilwa Kisiwani assisting shore troops, Kilwa Kivinje, Mikindani Bay landing troops, Sudi Bay, Lindi Bay firing on shore, Kiswere and at sea for Mauritius)

 

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Front cover, Adm. 53/62216, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.


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1 September 1916

Zanzibar to Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.15am: Anchored off Bagamoyo.

Hands cleaning rifles, guns and canvas gear and dismounting No 3 starboard 6”.

2.0pm: HMS Manica arrived and HMS Severn left.

11.30pm: HMS Vengeance weighed and proceeded.


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2 September 1916

Bagamoyo.

Lat -6.4, Long 38.9

1.30am: HMS Manica weighed and proceeded.

5.20am: SS Rajput* weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: HMW Charon arrived and anchored.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 63.

11.0pm: Weighed and proceeded astern of HMS Challenger.

* Rajput, the first of two Asiatic SN Co. ships of that name, 1900, 5,628 grt, sold in 1923.


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3 September 1916

At sea off Dar-es-salaam and at Mboamaji Bay.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.4

5.20am: Sighted HMS’ Vengeance and Hyacinth.

6.15am: Commenced bombardment of Dar-es-salaam positions.

7.0am: Ceased fire.

7.15am: Proceeded to patrol off Makatumbe LH.

8.0am: Stopped and remained watching D-e-s.

3.30pm: Proceeded to anchor.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Anchored in Mboamaji Bay.


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4 September 1916

Mboamaji to Makatumbe I. and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.05am: Weighed and proceeded to rv with HMS Challenger.

9.24am: Anchored off Makatumbe Inner I. Sent armed party to search the island.

1.0pm: Landed armed party to search for gun.

2.30pm: Landing party returned.

3.0pm: SS’ Barjora and Trent arrived.

4.30pm: Three seamen ratings rejoined with barge. Four seedie boys rejoined from HMS Severn.

6.05pm: Weighed and proceeded to North.

7.42pm: Chumbe LH bg N22W.

10.10pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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5 September 1916

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.45am: Discharged five ratings to RN Barracks.

3.30pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

4.0pm: One marine, two seamen and one stoker rejoined from hospital.

5.0pm: HMW Childers arrived.

7.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.15pm: Chumbe Lt abeam 5 cables, course S29E.


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6 September 1916

At sea to Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

3.13am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S12E.

7.40am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Discharged three ratings to HMS Vengeance and two to HMS Thistle.

One Lt RNR, one WO and six seamen rejoined ship (from Trent, see 30 August).

Hands getting up provisions. Maxim and field gun detachments joined ship.

One Surgeon (Dr Braithwaite, vide log of Trent), one SBA and nine porters joined from HMFM Trent.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded (to go North about the island, then Southwards).


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7 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.15am: Exchanged signals with HMS Himalaya.

7.45am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani. Landed troops from SS Barjora. Landed 3 pdr gun.

Working party landing troops’ stores at Orero.

1.30pm: Landed armed party on mainland under Lt Carr.

5.0pm: Landing party returned.


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8 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.0am: Landed seining* party and landed armed party under Lt Brown on Kilwa I.

10.15am: HMW Prattler secured alongside. Discharged one seaman to same and one seaman joined (sick).

* Seining, a popular and useful job, laying a seine net from the boats and drawing it ashore, just as the native fishermen do.


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9 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.65, Long 39.45

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.25am: Communicated with HMS Thistle.

11.15am: Secured alongside collier Indiana off Jewe Reef. Coaling, received 260 tons.

5.50pm: Cast off and proceeded.

6.18pm: Anchored near HMS Vengeance off Kilwa Kivinje.


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10 September 1916

Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

Drew provisions from HMS Himalaya.

Discharged three prisoners to HMS Vengeance.

2.30pm: HMW Prattler left.

One Sgt Major and 25 ZAR* joined from Himalaya.

* Zanzibar African Rifles, later absorbed into the King’s African Rifles.


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11 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani to Songo Manara and return.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10am: Anchored off Kilwa Kisiwani.

11.0am: HMS Thistle left.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.35pm: Anchored, Songa Manara I. harbour.

1.0pm: HMW Prattler briefly alongside.

1.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.50pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

4.0pm: HMW Salamander left. Landed seining party.

Admonished Lt/Cdr PR Thresher for neglect of duty as First Lt in knowingly allowing the anchor to hang from the hawse pipe when the ship was at sea. (Initialled PRT. At this time warships usually catted the anchor, i.e. taking a line from the stock to a davit and drawing the anchor up to a cathead at deck level.)


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12 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani, Kilwa Kivinje and at sea.

Lat -8.75, Long 39.45

5.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30am: Took HMW Prattler in tow.

6.45am: Stopped off Songo Manara.

7.25am: Proceeded.

10.20am: Course for Kilwa main passage.

11.30am: Stopped, slipped Prattler.

11.55am: Anchored near HMS Vengeance, off Kilwa Kivinje.

Discharged one marine NCO, 25 ZAR and three porters to HMFM Trent.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, HMS’ Vengeance, Hyacinth and transport in company, courses East of South.


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13 September 1916

At sea to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

3.30am: Sighted HMS’ Manica and Thistle.

4.10am: Stopped.

5.25am: Proceeded for Mikindani Bay.

6.45am: Stopped, whalers proceeded into inner harbour.

7.25am: Anchored.

8.0am: Commenced to disembark troops.

9.30am: Hands getting up provisions for HMS Rinaldo.


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14 September 1916

Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.30am: HMWs Pickle and Fly arrived.

2.30pm: HMS Manica proceeded.


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15 September 1916

Mikindani Bay to Sudi Bay.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.95

3.20am: HMS’ Thistle, Pickle and Fly left.

3.45am: Weighed and proceeded to rv with HMS Vengeance.

4.20am: Took station astern of HMS Hyacinth.

7.15am: Anchored in Sudi Bay.

Landed beach party for troop embarkation.

6.0pm: Embarkation party returned.


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16 September 1916

Sudi Bay to Lindi Bay and return.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.05am: Anchored in Lindi Bay. Opened fire on the beaches.

6.45am: Ceased fire. Landed embarkation party and troops.

11.20am: Beach party returned.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded to return to Sudi Bay.

1.15pm: Embarkation party away embarking main body.

4.0pm: Landed relief maxim crews.

10.0pm: Boats’ crews returned.


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17 September 1916

Sudi Bay to Lindi Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.20am: Anchored in Lindi Bay. Landed garrison and embarked naval brigade.

In pm: Boats transferring troops from SS Barjora to HMFM Trent.

7.0pm: RMLI detachment from HMT Princess joined ship.

9.15pm: HMS Vengeance and Trent weighed and proceeded.


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18 September 1916

Lindi Bay to Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

1.15am: Weighed and proceeded Northwards.

5.0am: A/c and slowed to wait for HMS Thistle.

6.40am: Anchored, Kiswere harbour. Away embarkation crews.

1.0pm: Boats returned.

2.45pm: Thistle left.

Sick list 12.


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19 September 1916

Kiswere to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

2.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

7.30am: Discharged marine detachment from HMT Princess to HMW Echo for passage.

8.30am: Collier Valentia alongside.

9.0am: Valentia cast off and proceeded.

In pm: All boats away mine-sweeping in Lindi harbour.

Sick list 22. (Possibly casualties, but more likely sickness)


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20 September 1916

Lindi to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.0am: Sweeping party away.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.40pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

Sick list 26.


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21 September 1916

Mikindani Bay to Lindi Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

5.30am. SS Valentia alongside, commenced coaling.

12 noon: Finished coaling, received 352 tons.

2.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.10pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

Sick list 36.


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22 September 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.0am: Landed torpedo party.

In pm: Landed seining party.

5.0pm: Torpedo party returned.

Sick list 40.


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23 September 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.0am: Landed torpedo party for demolition work.

7.0am: Supplied HMW Echo with 15 tons of fresh water.

8.30am: Diving party away searching for sunken buoys.

3.0pm: Divers returned.

Sick list 46.


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24 September 1916

Lindi and at sea for Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: Landed working parties.

9.0am: HMW Childers came alongside for 5 tons of fresh water.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded Northwards.

Sick list 45.


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25 September 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.20am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani

In pm: Discharged one signal rating to whaler Pickle.

Sick list 47.


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26 September 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Mauritius.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In pm: Discharged stores to HMS Hyacinth and received 12 seaman ratings from same. Two stokers rejoined from hospital.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, course S70E.

Sick list 41.


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27 September 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.7, Long 42.8

Course S70E all day.

Sick list 37.


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28 September 1916

At sea.

Lat -10.8, Long 47.2

Course S70E all day, speed 15 knots.

Sick list 33.


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29 September 1916

At sea.

Lat -13.4, Long 51.1

SE’ly courses, speed 15 knots, coal used 156 tons.

Sick list 32.


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30 September 1916

At sea.

Lat -16.9, Long 54.4

Course S37E all day.

Sick list 35.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916

(Port Louis, Cargados Carajos, Mathurin Bay, PL, Assumption I., Aldabra I., Kilwa Kisiwani, Dar-es-salaam and Kilwa with General Smuts)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62217, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial barometer, N and Z, No A41.


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1 October 1916

At sea to Port Louis.

Lat -19.8, Long 57.3

11.45am: Sighted land bg S54E.

1.15pm: Gunner’s Quoin bg N87E.

2.30pm: Anchored, Port Louis. Coal lighters alongside.

4.0pm: Commenced coaling.

Sick list 30.


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2 October 1916

Port Louis and at sea.

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

2.30pm: Coaling finished, received 505 tons.

HE the Governor of Mauritius (Henry Bell) boarded.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, NE’ly courses.

Sick list 19.


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3 October 1916

At sea to Cargados Carajos and at sea for Rodriguez.

Lat -16.9, Long 59.3

2.50pm: Anchored off Avocare I.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Pearl I. bg S70E.

Sick list 15.


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4 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -18.2, Long 61.3

Sick list 12.


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5 October 1916

At sea to Mathurin Bay, Rodrigues I. and at sea for Mauritius.

Lat -19.67, Long 63.42

5.0am. Sighted Rodrigues I. bg S20E.

7.05am: Anchored in Mathurin Bay.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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6 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -19.8, Long 60.4


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7 October 1916

At sea to Port Louis.

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

12.52am: Flat I. Lt bg S73W.

6.10am: Picked up pilot.

6.30am: Anchored, Port Louis.

9.0am: HE the Governor of Mauritius left the ship.

Commenced coaling.

8.45pm: Finished coaling, received 500 tons of patent fuel.


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8 October 1916

Port Louis.

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

Sunday routine.

9.0am: Leave to red watch and half of white watch to 6.0pm Monday.

Landed patrol.

Sick list 14.


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9 October 1916

Port Louis.

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

Hands cleaning main deck storerooms.

Sick list 15.


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10 October 1916

Port Louis.

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

9.0am: Leave to blue watch and half white until 6.0pm Wednesday.

Hands painting storerooms and oiling hawsers.

5.0pm: Leave to seedie boys until 7.0am.

Sick list 15.


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11 October 1916

Port Louis.

Lat -20.15, Long 57.49

Hands restowing storerooms and preparing for sea.

Sick list 17.


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12 October 1916

Port Louis and at sea.

Lat -19.5, Long 56.8

7.0am: Weighed and proceeded, course N36W.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 66.

Sick list 13.


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13 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -16.5, Long 53.4

Courses NW’ly.

Sick list 21.


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14 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -12.8, Long 50.2

8.30am: Sighted land W of North.

4.15pm: Cape Amber Lt bg N70W.

Sick list 23.


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15 October 1916

At sea to the Seychelles.

Lat -9.6, Long 46.4

8.15am: Assumption I. bg N10W.

10.20am: Stopped, boat came off.

10.45am: Proceeded N30W.

11.0am: Aldabra I. bg N45W.

1.50pm: Stopped, boat came off from settlement.

3.50pm: Proceeded to examine lagoon entrance.

4.12pm: Proceeded, course N82W.

Sick list 25.


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16 October 1916

At sea.

Lat -9.2, Long 42.8

Sick list 20.


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17 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

One SBA, two signal ratings and two seamen rejoined from HMS Hyacinth.

Discharged two seamen to HMS Rinaldo (ABs C Bell and J Barry for passage to Kilwa Kivinje, vide Rinaldo’s log).

1.0pm: Rinaldo sailed.

1.30pm: One seaman discharged to HMW Childers.

2.0pm: Embarked 32 prisoners.

4.0pm: Discharged one signal rating to Hyacinth and one ditto joined from same.

Armed guard joined from Hyacinth.


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18 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: Landed beach parties.

6.10am: HMS Hyacinth left.

7.0am: HMFM Trent arrived.

Discharged prisoners and armed guard to Trent.

Discharged seven ratings for hospital to Trent.

Hands stowing shell, making rope and sword matting.


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19 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.30am: One WO and one seaman sent for duty on Mpara Hill (an observation post and signal station).

1.0pm: Capt. Dawson RMLI and servant joined.


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20 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.30am: SS Barjora arrived.

One seaman RNVR joined from Barjora.

Boats disemabrking troops from Barjora.

1.30pm: HMS Himalaya arrived. Five boys joined from same.

Discharged two seamen to Himalaya (sick).


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21 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.30pm: SS Montrose left.

5.40pm: SS Barjora weighed and proceeded.


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22 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0pm: One WO and four ratings rejoined ship from Mpara Hill.


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23 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.30am: SS Persier came alongside.


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24 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.0am: SS Huntscliff arrived.

10.50am: Finished coaling, received 552 tons.

2.0pm: All boats disembarking troops from Huntscliff.

3.45pm: Read warrant No 67.


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25 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived and anchored.

Discharged four stoker ratings to Challenger.

One rating rejoined from hospital.

5.15pm: SS Rajput proceeded.


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26 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Discharged one seaman RNR to shore.

Beach parties returned.

Transferred attached boats to HMS Challenger.


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27 October 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea for Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

11.30am: One S/Lt RNR joined ship for passage.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.43pm: Moresby Light bg N7W.


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28 October 1916

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.25am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

10.0am: HMW Prattler arrived.

11.0am: Discharged one S/Lt RNR to shore.

11.05am: HS Gascon left.

1.30pm: HMW Pickle sailed.

3.25pm: HMFM Trent arrived and anchored.

5.20pm: Trent left.


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29 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.0am: Discharged three seaman ratings to SS Barjora for passage.

9.45am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

5.0pm: Discharged one seaman rating to Hyacinth.

4.45pm: SS Persier alongside for empties.

5.30pm: Persier cast off and anchored.


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30 October 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.0am: Discharged one seaman RNR to HMS Fly, one seaman RNR joined from same.

1.30pm: Discharged one stoker to HMS Severn.

2.30pm: Tug Sir David Hunter came alongside with details for Kilwa.

3.20pm: Tug proceeded.

6.0pm: General Smuts and staff came onboard.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.51pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S20W.


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31 October 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kivinje.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.6

7.40am: Anchored off Kilwa Kivinje. General Smuts and staff landed.

9.0am: Discharged two stokers to HMS Rinaldo.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded Northward.

2.05pm: Anchored off Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged one seaman rating to HMS Challenger. Discharged troops to shore.

5.30pm: General Smuts and staff came on board.

5.40pm: Weighed and proceeded Northwards.

11.25pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N2E.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916

(Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani, Lindi, Mikindani Bay, KK and Dar-es-salaam)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62218, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer Heath and Co.


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1 November 1916

At sea to Zanzibar via Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2 (approx)

12.35am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam.

6.40am: Makatumbe Lt N85W.

7.50am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam. Tug Sir David Hunter came alongside.

8.30am: Tug proceeded with General Smuts and staff.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.15pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.0pm: SS Glendene (Glendean in log) came alongside.


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2 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Finished coaling, 289 tons received.

2.0pm: SS Valentia arrived.

Two marine ratings joined ship from hospital.

3.40pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.

4.15pm: Discharged one ERA to HMS Hyacinth.

Discharged one seaman rating to HMW Childers.


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3 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.


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4 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Discharged one ship’s corporal (a disciplinary PO who assists the MAA), two marines and one seaman rating to hospital.


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5 November 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

One marine, one signal rating and one seaman rating rejoined ship from hospital.


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6 November 1916

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.9, Long 39.6

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Moresby Pt LH bg S15E.

5.35pm: Same abeam 3 miles.


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7 November 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.50am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

10.50am: HMW Echo arrived and anchored.

5.42pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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8 November 1916

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.20am: Sighted HMT Princess in Lindi Harbour.

6.45am: Anchored.

8.0am: Princess left.

10.0am: HMW Prattler alongside for water.

12.30pm: HMS Rinaldo and Prattler proceeded.

3.0pm: SS Barjora arrived.

Sent one warrant officer ashore for duty.

7.0pm: HMW Salamander arrived.


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9 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.0am: Sent boat and embarkation party to SS Barjora.

5.20am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

Acting Carpenter O’Brien joined ship from Himalaya.

3.30pm: Landed one seaman for machine gun crew.


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10 November 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.30am: Disciplinary Court assembled.

In pm: One ERA joined ship from HMW Salamander.


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11 November 1916

Lindi Bay to Mikindani Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.


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12 November 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

7.0am: Landed seven seaman ratings as relief for maxim guns.

9.0am: HMW Prattler arrived.

Two marines joined ship from shore.


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13 November 1916

Mikindani.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.0am: Exercised clear ship for action and general quarters.

Landed one seaman rating for maxim gun’s crew.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 68 and 69.


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14 November 1916

Mikindani and at sea.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.0 (approx)

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Stopped and communicated with HMS Himalaya.

10.15am: Proceeded S88E.

12.45pm: Stopped and communicated with Himalaya and HMW Fly.

2.10pm: Proceeded N45W.

3.40pm: Anchored, Ras Runghi bg S37W.


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15 November 1916

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.8

8.15am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

8.50am: Weighed and proceeded, course N30E.

9.40am: Passed HMS’ Rinaldo and Pickle proceeding South.

3.05pm: Anchored,Kilwa Kisiwani.

Took over steamboats and 3 pdr gun from HMS Challenger.


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16 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.0am: HMS Challenger left.

7.50am: Collier Glendene arrived.

4.0pm: Glendene secured alongside.


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17 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Finished, received 345 tons.

3.45pm: HMW Childers proceeded.


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18 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.8

7.0am: HMT Princess arrived.

8.0am: HMW Charon left.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded, S36E.

11.0am: Sighted HMWs Pickle and Fly off Kiswere.

3.10pm: Sighted HMS Himalaya.

4.0pm: Anchored off Lindi. One WT rating joined ship from Himalaya. Discharged one stoker, two seamen and two marine ratings to same. Himalaya proceeded.

6.30pm: Fly arrived.


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19 November 1916

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: HMW Fly came alongside for water.

9.30am: Fly proceeded.

5.30pm: HMT Princess arrived. Received stores and provisions for HMS Manica.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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20 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.0am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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21 November 1916

Kilwa Kiswani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.0am: HS Gascon arrived.

4.0pm: SS’ Montrose and Ingoma proceeded.

5.0pm: SS Clan MacPhee arrived.


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22 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: Sent boats ashore to embark sick to HS Gascon.

10.0am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

1.30pm: HMT Princess arrived.

5.0pm: Princess proceeded.


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23 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: Sent embarkation crews ashore.

7.45am: HMS Challenger arrived.

3.15pm: HMW Childers secured alongside.

3.55pm: Childers proceeded.

One seaman rating joined ship from Challenger.

4.30pm: SS Havre arrived. Challenger proceeded.


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24 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

Diver employed assisting pier building.

10.0am: Discharged three seaman ratings to shore for machine gun duties.

3.15pm: S/Lt King RNR joined ship from shore.

6.0pm: Diving party returned.


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25 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.45am: Diving party left ship.

7.55am: SS Huntscliff arrived. One rating (plumber) joined ship from same.


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26 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.45am: SS Montrose arrived.

Boats employed disembarking troops from Montrose.

3.10pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.

Boats employed disembarking troops from Himalaya.

Discharged S/Lt RG King to Himalaya.


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27 November 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.0am: Two native scouts joined for passage.

9.0am: SS Barjora arrived.

1.40pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

4.06pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 71.

5.06pm: Course N28E, Albermarle Spit abeam.

10.07pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N1E.


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28 November 1916


At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.36am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam harbour.

9.30am: HMW Styx arrived.

Three marines and one seaman rating joined ship.

One seaman and one stoker joined ship for cell punishment (from HMS Severn, vide log of same).

Discharged one telegraphist and two native scouts to HMS Severn.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 72.

Discharged one stoker to HMW Charon and one stoker joined from same.

5.30pm: Severn proceeded.


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29 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: Sent parties to SS’ Huntscliff and Burnholm* to draw stores.

8.0am: Mr Snell, Warrant Tel. RNR, joined ship.

1.40pm: SS Havre arrived.

Discharged two seaman ratings to HMW Styx and two seamen joined from same.

* Burnholm(e), 1904, 3,423 grt, Rowland and Marwood, sold in 1923 and renamed Medmenham, scrapped 1933.


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30 November 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

In am: Sent working party and diving party to SS Field Marshall. (SS Feldmarschall, in Dar-es-salaam since the outbreak of war, damaged by gunfire from HMS Hyacinth in 1915 and captured by the British when Dar-es-salaam fell. I have used the British spelling throughout in this edit)

Discharged three marine ratings to HMW Styx for passage to Zanzibar.

Discharged one signal rating to shore station.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916

(Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar and back and forth between Palma, Lindi, Kiswere, Mikindani and Kilwa Kisiwani)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62219, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer Heath and Co.


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1 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.15am: Sent diving party and torpedo party to SS Field Marshall (Feld Marshal in log).

7.15am: SS Huntscliff proceeded.

8.40am: SS Clan MacPhee (McPhee in log) arrived.

3.0pm: HS Gascon sailed.

7.0pm: One telegraphist rating joined ship.

9.15pm: Sent armed party on board Field Marshall (a night guard).


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2 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am. Hands cleaning ship.

8.0am: Armed party returned.

9.0am: Tested lifebuoys, found correct.

In pm: Hands painting 12 pdr guns and cleaning ship.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrants Nos 73 and 74. Granted leave till 6.30pm.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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3 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

Sunday routine. Divine service and holy communion. RC church party landed.

10.0pm: Sent armed guard to SS Field Marshall.


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4 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: HMW Charon arrived and anchored. One stoker rating joined from same.

Discharged one PO from sick list to SS Field Marshall.

Discharged one stoker rating to HMW Styx.

Maxim gun’s crew returned to ship from Lindi.


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5 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Sent diving party to SS Rajput.

Discharged one seaman RNR to tug Golden Crown*.

Temporary Surgeon Morrison joined ship.

One stoker rating joined ship from HMW Fly.

Discharged one stoker RNR to HMW Styx.

* Golden Crown, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 184grt.


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6 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: HMW Styx proceeded.

10.30am: HMW Charon arrived. One WO Tel. and one AB joined ship from same.

12.50pm: Weighed and proceeded to anchor in channel.


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7 December 1916

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

5.30pm: Collier Burnholme came alongside.

Discharged one stoker rating to HMS Mersey.

Discharged one WO Tel. to RN Barracks.


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8 December 1916

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.10am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Finished coaling, received 457 tons. Collier proceeded.

In pm: Discharged three seaman and two marine ratings to hospital.

One native domestic joined ship.

Discharged five Maltese domestics to barracks.

6.42pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

7.35pm: Chumbe Lt abeam.


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9 December 1916

At sea towards Palma.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.7

1.32am: Moresby Lt bg S5E.

10.0am: Stopped, off Kisiwani. Tug Garth closed.

10.45am: Proceeded, S35E.

4.30pm: Stopped in Lindi Bay.

5.20pm: Proceeded, course S73E.


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10 December 1916

At sea to Palma, Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique).

Lat -10.75, Long 40.52

6.20am: Anchored in Tunghi Bay (now Baia de Tunge).


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11 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.52

12.30pm: HMS Himalaya arrived. Sent diving party to same. (Himalaya had run aground on the previous day while entering Mikindani Bay, vide log of same.)

6.0pm: Diving party returned.


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12 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.52

6.45am: Sent diving party to HMS Himalaya.

Discharged three seaman ratings to Himalaya.

11.30am: Himalaya proceeded.


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13 December 1916

Palma.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.52

11.50am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

1.0pm: Sent diving party to Himalaya.


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14 December 1916

Palma to Lindi.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

5.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Sighted HMW Childers. Stopped and communicated with same.

11.0am: Proceeded.

2.35pm: Anchored in Lindi harbour.


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15 December 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: HMW Echo came alongside.


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16 December 1916

Lindi to Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

3.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30am: Anchored, Kiswere.

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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17 December 1916

At sea to Lindi and Mikindani Bay.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.50am: Stopped and sent WT operater to HMW Echo to examine instruments.

7.35am: Proceeded.

9.40am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

1.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.50pm: Anchored, Mikindani Bay.


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18 December 1916

Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.0am: Hands laying out marker buoys. Expended two 5cwt and two ½cwt sinkers.

7.15am: HMS Himalaya arrived and anchored.

7.0pm: Discharged one carpenter rating and Mr Merriman, Bosun, to Himalaya (both for passage to Dar-es-salaam, vide Himalaya’s log).

10.30pm: Himalaya proceeded.


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19 December 1916

Mikindani Bay to Tunghi Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.52

12.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

1.0am: Childers left.

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.10am: Anchored in Tunghi Bay.

3.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

4.15pm: Cape Delgado bg West, a/c N7W.


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20 December 1916

At sea to Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

6.03am: Anchored, Kiswere harbour.

9.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses South of East.


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21 December 1916

At sea to Lindi, then Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

6.0am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

7.15am: HMS Challenger arrived. Sent boats to same for stores.

Discharged two seaman ratings to Challenger, one stoker rating joined ship from same.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Secured alongside collier Cressington Court* at Kilwa Kisiwani.

* Court Line, 1908, 4,396 grt, scrapped 1935.


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22 December 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Completed coaling, 453 tons.

1.40pm: Collier left.


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23 December 1916

Kilwa Kisiwani to Kiswere.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

6.0am: 27 rank and file came on board for passage.

Discharged Lt Brown RNR to HMT Princess for passage home.

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored, Kiswere harbour. Sent troops ashore.


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24 December 1916

Kiswere and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

5.50am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

6.10am: HMW Childers proceeded.

11.50am: HMW Charon arrived.

Discharged one stoker rating to Charon, one seaman rating joined ship from same.

1.20pm: Charon left.

8.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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25 December 1916

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.10am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

12.15pm: HMWs Charon and Styx arrived and anchored.

6.30pm: Styx proceeded.


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26 December 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived and anchored.

Discharged Acting Ldg Tel. B Jones to Rinaldo. Ldg Tel. R Buck joined ship from same (names taken from Rinaldo’s log).


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27 December 1916

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: HMS Rinaldo proceeded to test wireless gear.

Held examination for mate (Mate was a rating revived in 1913 for the accelerated promotion of promising ratings. Mates ranked with sub-lieutenants but messed separately. In 1931 the title was abandoned again and mates were re-mustered as sub-lieutenants.).

In pm: HMW Charon came alongside for 4 tons of water.


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28 December 1916

Lindi to Mikindani.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.35am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

Weighed and replaced channel buoys.


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29 December 1916

Mikindani to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

3.15pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.

One ERA joined ship from HMW Styx.

9.30pm: HMS Rinaldo proceeded.


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30 December 1916

Lindi and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.8

6.0am: HMW Styx left.

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.35pm: Moresby Lt bg N15W.


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31 December 1916

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.55am: Moresby Lt abeam 8 miles.

7.0am: Passed HMS’ Severn and Trent.

11.15am: Chumbe Lt abeam 5 cables.

12 noon: Anchored, Zanzibar.

1.50pm: Trent arrived.

6.15pm: Collier Ferndene made fast alongside.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS TALBOT 1917

JP map Talbot 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917

(Zanzibar, Lindi, Mikindani, Sudi Bay, Kiswere, Kilwa Kisiwani, Palma)


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Front cover Adm. 53/62220, signed BR Scott, NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer Heath and Co.


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1 January 1917

(1916 in log)

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.0am: Commenced coaling.

6.0am: HMW Fly arrived and anchored.

6.05am: NRP Adamastor sailed.

7.0am: Two stoker ratings joined ship from HMFM Trent.

10.35am: Tug Sir David Hunter proceeded out of harbour.

11.15am: Finished coaling, 330 tons.

In pm: Hands cleaning ship and getting in provisions.

Leave to red and white watches until 6.0pm.

4.15pm: Collier Ferndene proceeded.

One cell prisoner joined ship from RN Barracks.

Discharged one seaman rating to RN Barracks.

5.40pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

10.20pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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2 January 1917

(1916 in log)

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Three seedie boys joined ship.

Discharged one stoker and two seamen to HMW Salamander.

Sent working party to HMFM Trent.

12.30pm: Salamander proceeded.

In pm: Sent diver to HMS Severn.

Hands drawing stores from Trent.

One seaman rating joined ship from HMW Prattler.


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3 January 1917

(1916 in log)

Zanzibar and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Hands getting in stores and provisions and hoisting out buoys.

4.0pm: Evening quarters. Read warrant No 76.

Discharged seven sick ratings to HMFM Trent for passage (to Durban where they were transferred to SS Themistocles, vide Trent’s log).

5.0pm: Three ratings joined ship for passage.

5.10pm: SS’ Bechuana and Montrose sailed.

8.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.10pm: Chumbe LH abeam 0.5 miles.


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4 January 1917

Zanzibar to Lindi.

Lat -8.6, Long 39.9

4.25am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S3E.

6.17am: Same abeam 6 miles.

9.50pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.


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5 January 1917

Lindi to Mikindani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

In am: Hands getting out stores for HMS Rinaldo.

8.0am: HMWs Charon and Styx arrived.

Discharged one stoker to Charon and discharged one stoker PO, one signalman and one seedie boy to Styx.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.


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6 January 1917

Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

6.30am: HMW Charon arrived.

9.0am: Charon left.


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7 January 1917

Mikindani Bay.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

Sunday routine.


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8 January 1917

Mikindani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

7.55am: HMW Charon arrived.

9.0am: Charon proceeded.

12.50pm: Charon secured alongside.

2.30pm: Charon proceeded.

3.40pm: Weighed and proceeded, N35E.

5.0pm: A/c East.

9.0pm: A/c N51W.


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9 January 1917

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.25pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

In am: Ran torpedoes from port and aft tubes.

In pm: Ran torpedo from starboard tube.


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10 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

In am: Aired and inspected bedding. Hands making deck cloths and overhauling torpedoes.

In pm: Hands scrubbing ammunition whips, painting gun shields and refitting boats’ gear.


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11 January 1917

Lindi Bay to Sudi Bay and return.

Lat -10.08, Long 39.95

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.48am: Anchored in Sudi Bay.

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.45pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

5.20pm: HMW Styx arrived. One rating (sick) joined ship from same.


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12 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.10am: HMS Himalaya and HMW Charon arrived.

Discharged two seaman ratings to Himalaya (for passage to Kilwa, vide Himalaya’s log) and discharged Lt/Cdr Thresher to Himalaya, sick.

Lt Middleton RNR joined ship from Himalaya.

10.30am: Himalaya proceeded.

2.30pm: Discharged one stoker rating to HMW Styx and same proceeded.

4.0pm: HMW Charon arrived.

5.30pm: SS Barjora arrived.


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13 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

4.0am: HMW Charon proceeded.

4.0pm: HMW Styx arrived, one wounded native brought on board.

6.40pm: Styx proceeded.


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14 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: SS Barjora proceeded.

3.05pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

3.40pm: Salamander proceeded.


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15 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74


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16 January 1917

Lindi Bay, at sea and return.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.8

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded, various courses.

2.15pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

9.30pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.


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17 January 1917

Lindi to Kiswere and Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

Received fruit and vegetables from HMS Himalaya.

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.35am: Anchored off Kiswere.

HMW Prattler secured alongside.

Discharged one CERA to Prattler, one ERA joined ship from same. Prattler proceeded.

1.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.12pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Discharged one seaman and one stoker to HMT Princess. One seaman joined ship from same.

6.0pm: Collier SS Polvena secured alongside.

6.05pm: Princess proceeded.


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18 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.25am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Finished coaling, received 450 tons.

1.05pm: Collier left.

3.0pm: HMWs Prattler and Fly arrived.

One ship’s cook joined ship for passage.

One signal rating rejoined ship.

Two seaman ratings joined ship for Lewis gun.

6.0pm: Prattler and Fly sailed.


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19 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: Discharged two seaman ratings for Lewis gun to shore.

Sent diving party to pier.

9.0am: Clan MacPhee arrived.


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20 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.50am: HMS Challenger arrived.

5.08pm: SS Denbigh Hall sailed.


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21 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.50am: HMS Challenger proceeded.

8.0am: HS Ebani arrived.

Discharged one cook rating to SS Clan MacPhee for passage.

2.0pm: Clan MacPhee sailed.


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22 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.50am: HMT Princess arrived.

6.0pm: HS Ebani sailed.


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23 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

8.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.20pm: Stopped for 35 minutes to communicate with HMW Salamander.

5.15pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.


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24 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

In am: Held Court of Enquiry.


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25 January 1917

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.20pm: Landed marines

3.45pm: HMW Prattler came alongside.

6.0pm: Prattler left.

6.10pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

7.15pm: Marines returned.


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26 January 1917

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

6.0am: HMW Prattler sailed.

10.45am: HMW Salamander came alongside.

1.0pm: Salamander left.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 January 1917

At sea to Palma to Mikindani.

Lat -10.6, Long 40.7

3.30am: C Delgado Lt bg S1W.

6.56am: Anchored off Palma.

10.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant No 68.

5.15pm: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.


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28 January 1917

Mikindani Bay to Kilwa Kisiwani via Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.40am: Stopped for 30 minutes to communicate with HMW Prattler.

10.40am: Stopped off Lindi to communicate with HMS Himalaya.

Received on board three sick ratings for passage.

11.35am: Proceeded.

5.35pm: Anchored Kilwa Kisiwani.

6.20pm: HMT Princess proceeded.


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29 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

10.20am: HMS Challenger arrived.

Mr Candy, Bosun, two Midshipmen RNR, one seaman and two marine ratings joined ship from Challenger.

5.15pm: Challenger left.


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30 January 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In pm: Discharged three ratings to HMT Princess for hospital.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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31 January 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.15am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

7.50am: HMS Manica arrived.

1.25pm: HMW Salamander alongside.

3.0pm: Landed marine escort.

4.10pm: Salamander left.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.0pm: Stopped off Lindi, picked up escort.

7.55pm: Proceeded, Northerly courses


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917

(Kiswere, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Tirene Bay, Lindi, Kilwa Kisiwani, Rufiji Delta, Niororo I., KK, Lindi and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62221, signed LR Cave (?), for NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer Heath and Co.


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1 February 1917

At sea to Kiswere and at sea.

Lat -9.4, Long 39.58

6.35am: Anchored off Kiswere.

7.10am: HMW Prattler alongside for water.

10.15am: Prattler left, HMW Salamander alongside.

11.45am: Salamander left.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.18pm: Stopped to communicate with HMT Princess, received stores.

2.17pm: Proceeded.

4.45pm: Stopped in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour. One military officer and six askaris joined ship.

6.0pm: Stopped and transferred escort to HMW Childers.


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2 February 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

2.05am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 7 miles.

1.0pm: Anchored in Zanzibar harbour.

5.0pm: Discharged one ship’s corporal and one AB to hospital.

5.30pm: Collier Llandrindod alongside.

6.15pm: One AB joined from RNB.


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3 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

6.30am: Whalers Pickle and Fly sailed.

12 noon: Finished coaling, received 463 tons.

1.20pm: Collier Llandrindod proceeded.


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4 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

3.20am: An ERA patient in sick bay jumped overboard, rescued by lifeboat’s crew.

10.0am: Discharged to hospital one ERA, one stoker PO, one stoker and two marines. One AB RNVR rejoined ship from hospital.


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5 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am: One private RMLI discharged to hospital.

9.10am: HMW Prattler and SS Polvena arrived.

10.40am: HMW Salamander arrived.

1.30pm: Landed dental party.

5.0pm: Two seamen RNR discharged to Barracks, two seaman RN joined ship from same.

6.0pm: HMS Minerva arrived.


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6 February 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.15am. Weighed and proceeded.

8.40am: Anchored Dar-es-salaam.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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7 February 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

3.40am: Moresby Lt bg S5E.

8.0am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

10.10am: HMW Styx alongside.

12 noon: Styx left.

1.15pm: One W/T operater rejoined ship from HMS Mersey, one W/T Operater discharged to same.

4.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.

9.0pm: Passed SS Huntscliff Southbound.


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8 February 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

8.30am: Anchored in Dar-es-salaam harbour.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.30pm: Stopped, inspected dhow. Proceeded, Southerly courses.


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9 February 1917

At sea to Tirene.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

4.20am: Ras Mkumbi Lt bg S2W.

8.15am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

8.30am: HMW Childers arrived.

9.10am: Childers proceeded.

9.15am: Discharged one interpreter to HMS Mersey. Hands employed transfering provisions to same.

1.10pm: Whaler Echo arrived.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.15pm: A/c S82E.

8.40pm: Moresby Lt abeam 5 miles. A/c S10W.


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10 February 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.9, Long 39.8

12.15pm: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 88.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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11 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.35am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

8.0am: SS Polvena arrived.

5.20pm: Polvena alongside.


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12 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

9.30am: Finished coaling, received 330 tons.

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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13 February 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.0am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

10.0am: Transferred ammunition cases from HMS Thistle to Talbot.

9.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 February 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.55pm: HMW Fly alongside.

3.20pm: Fly proceeded.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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15 February 1917

At sea to rv off Rufiji Delta and at sea.

Lat -7.5, Long 39.4 (approx)

5.0am: Okuza I. Lt bg N88W.

7.10am: Stopped and communicated with HMW Childers.

8.15am: Proceeded.

11.10am: Anchored off Rufiji Delta.

11.20am: SS Barjora alongside. Commenced coaling her.

2.15pm: Finished coaling, 40 tons sent.

2.40pm: Barjora sailed.

4.40pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Moresby Lt abeam 4 miles.


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16 February 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.25am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

11.30am: SS Barjora arrived.

5.30pm: HMW Childers arrived.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.34pm: Inspected several small vessels.


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17 February 1917

At sea to rv off Rufiji Delta.

Lat -7.54, Long 39.45 (approx)

4.30am: Passed HMS Manica Northbound.

5.10am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S2W.

8.55am. Stopped, Koma Island bg N32W.

9.10am: Anchored, Koma I. bg N24W.

4.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.10pm: Moresby Pt Lt dipped bg S10E.

Acting Lt DS Robinson RNR, admonished for insolent behaviour to Captain RK Lambert on 15th Feb 1917, when temporarily on duty as officer of the watch in harbour.


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18 February 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.45am: Makatumbe LH bg S75W.

6.35am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

In pm: Discharged one signalman to HMW Salamander.

Discharged one midshipman, one PO1 and two ABs to Golden Crown.

6.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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19 February 1917

At sea to rv off Niororo Island.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.67

3.45am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S14E.

7.40am: Anchored off Niororo I., bg S78E.

9.10am: Sent blue watch to SS Polvena to coal lighter.

10.0am: One stoker joined ship from HMW Prattler.

5.45pm: Polvena alongside.

6.15pm: HMS Thistle sailed.


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20 February 1917

Niororo I. to Tirene Bay and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -7.8, Long 39.6

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

6.40am: HMS Minerva proceeded.

8.15am: HMW Echo arrived.

10.0am: Finished coaling, received 323 tons.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.45pm: Anchored, Tirene Bay.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.55pm: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 4 miles.


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21 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.20am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

9.20am: Read warrant No 89.

4.15pm: General O’Grady (O’Brady in Log, but this must be Brig. General H de C O’Grady) and one native servant came aboard for passage.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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22 February 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.10am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

9.10am: General O’Grady left ship.

In am: Educational exam held for POs.

6.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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23 February 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.15am: A/c N55W.

6.15am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

7.0am: Four marines and one signalman joined ship from whaler Fly.

8.30am: Steam cutter and steam pinnace sent to SS Barjora.

9.55am: HMT Princess sailed.

7.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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24 February 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.50am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

9.20am: SS Bechuana sailed.

3.0pm: Landed seining party.

7.0pm: HMW Salamander alongside for water.


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25 February 1917

Kilwa Kisiwandi and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.30am: HMW Salamander proceeded.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, course N27E.


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26 February 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.3

12.55am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N8W.

6.55am: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam 8 miles.

10.10am: Chumbe LH bg N28W.

1.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

5.0pm: Two stoker POs and one AB discharged to hospital.

5.50pm: HMW Charon arrived.

7.0pm: HMT Princess proceeded.


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27 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: SS Karoa* proceeded.

9.20am: Landed dental party.

11.45am: Discharged one Ldg Signalman to HMW Charon.

12.50pm: HMW Charon proceeded.

* Karoa, BISN Co,1915, 6,631 grt, scrapped 1950. At this time in use as a transport.


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28 February 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.45am: Discharged one marine to hospital.

4.30pm: Discharged one signalman to HMW Pickle

5.0pm: SS Professor proceeded.

5.15pm: One signal rating joined ship from Pickle.

9.30pm: Mr Candy (Boatswain) discharged to RN Barracks.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917

(Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Lindi Bay, Palma, Kilwa Kisiwani, D-e-s, Niororo I., KK, Kiswere, Lindi, D-e-s, Zanzibar, Tirene Bay and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62222, signed LR Cave (?) for NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer Heath and Co.


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1 March 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.10am: Stopped and communicated with HMW Childers.

10.30am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

11.45am: One PO and two ABs returned to ship from Golden Crown.

5.20pm: General Hoskins* and Major Stewart came aboard for passage to Palma.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S10W.

* Lt General AR Hoskins, CMG, DSO.


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2 March 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea towards Palma.

Lat -9.1, Long 39.9

4.25pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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3 March 1917

At sea to Palma and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -10.75, Long 40.52

7.30am: Anchored in Tunghi Bay.

12.15pm: His Excellency General Castro arrived on board.

3.30pm: HE General Castro left the ship.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 March 1917

At sea to Lindi and to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.8 (Long. given as North in log)

7.15am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

8.30am: HMT Princess arrived.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.30pm: Passed SS Barjora with Garth in tow bound South.

6.05pm: Stopped off Kilwa Kisiwani and secured alongside collier Lynton Grange*

* Lynton Grange, the first of two Houlder Line ships of this name, 1912, 4,252 grt, scrapped in 1933.


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5 March 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.40am: HMS Thistle arrived.

11.10am: Finished coaling, received 403 tons.

12.10pm: Cast off to anchor.

5.15pm: Sir W Johns* came aboard for passage to Dar- es-salaam.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

* Colonel Sir William Arthur Johns, CB, an Irishman and old India hand, who volunteered for service on the outbreak of war at the age of 56. Director of railways with the honorary rank of Colonel, died June 8th 1918.


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6 March 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

2.10am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam, 11 miles. A/c N26W.

9.45am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

9.50am: General Hoskins and Sir W Johns left ship.

5.0pm: HMW Styx arrived. One AB joined ship from same.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.05pm: Sighted French SS El Kantara to SSE.


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7 March 1917

At sea to rv off Niororo I.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.67 (approx)

3.30am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S4E.

7.55am: Anchored, West of Niororo I.

8.30am: HMW Childers came alongside for water.

10.10am: HMS Mersey arrived.

2.40pm: HMW Styx arrived.

3.15pm: Styx proceeded.

3.20pm: Childers cast off and anchored.

9.0pm: HMS Mersey proceeded.


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8 March 1917

Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.67 (approx)

9.10am: SS Llandrindod and HMW Childers arrived.

11.15am: Llandrindod and Childers left.

6.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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9 March 1917

At sea to Niororo I. and at sea.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.67 (approx)

5.0am: Moresby Pt Lt S65W.

10.40am: Anchored West of Niororo I.

11.15am: Two seedie boys discharged to HMW Styx for RNB Zanzibar. One seedie boy for passage to Zanzibar to same.

5.0pm: One SBA discharged to Styx.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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10 March 1917

At sea patrolling.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.8

3.45am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S9W.

5.40am: Same bg S15W.

6.05pm: Albermarle Spit bg N76W.


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11 March 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

8.15am: SS Huntscliff arrived.

5.45pm: Collier Lynton Grange alongside.


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12 March 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani to patrol.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

10.0am: Finished coaling, received 437 tons.

11.0am: Collier cast off.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded on patrol.


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13 March 1917

Patrol to Kiswere and on patrol.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.9

8.05am: Stopped and communicated with HMS Thistle.

9.0am: Proceeded East.

4.25pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

Discharged one midshipsman to HMW Fly.

8.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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14 March 1917

Patrol to Lindi and to patrol.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.20am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

3.0pm: HMW Pickle alongside.

5.35pm: Pickle proceeded.

8.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 March 1917

Patrol to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.2, Long 39.7

2.05pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani

4.40pm: HMW Prattler alongside with stores for HMT Princess and Talbot.

One SBA and one 2nd Tyndal (a seedie NCO) returned to ship.

One AB RNVR joined ship for passage to Princess.

6.0pm: Prattler left.


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16 March 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMW Pickle proceeded.

7.45am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

10.30am: HMS Minerva proceeded.

4.40pm: 10 boiler scrapers joined ship from SS Lynton Grange for passage to Zanzibar

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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17 March 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.05am: Makatumbe LH bg S81W.

10.15am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.


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18 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.10am: HMW Echo arrived. Discharged 10 boiler scrapers to same.

6.35am: Echo proceeded.

11.50am: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.0pm: Mid. Birles (?) rejoined from hospital.


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19 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.45pm: Discharged one Torpedo Gunner and two ABs to shore.

5.55pm: HS Gascon arrived.


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20 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

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21 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.50am: HMW Salamander proceeded.

6.55am: HMW Prattler arrived.

Drew stores from SS Oceano.

3.0pm: HMFM Trent arrived.

3.15pm: Landed funeral party (for the funeral of William M Laity, Seaman, RNR, A 3908, late of HMS Hyacinth, d. 19th March 1917, illness.)

4.45pm: Collier Oceano alongside.

5.45pm: Cdr Goulden joined ship from Trent.

6.10pm: Prattler left.

Sick list 18.


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22 March 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

6.15am: HMW Prattler alongside for stores.

7.0am: Prattler proceeded alongside HMFM Trent.

One seaman RNVR discharged to Prattler.

8.0am: Finished coaling, received 291 tons.

8.15am: Mid Burle (?) discharged to Golden Crown.

9.0am: Prattler left.

10.10am: Collier left.

1.30pm: WP to Trent for stores.

2.10pm: Ldg Seaman Roper rejoined ship from Golden Crown.

4.30pm: Discharged LS Roper to hospital.

4.46pm: Ass. Paymaster Rogers joined ship from Trent.

6.0pm: 12 Ratings joined ship from Trent for passage to various ships.

Sick list 20.


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23 March 1917

Dar-es-Salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: WP to HMFM Trent for stores.

1.40pm: One Lt RN and three ratings joined ship for passage.

2.35pm: One Midshipman RNR joined ship for passage.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

8.15pm: One Lt RN and four ratings discharged to HMS Minerva

8.55pm: SS Royal George anchored.

Sick list 18.


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24 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.30am: HMS Manica arrived.

1.30pm: One Cooper discharged to RN Barracks.

2.10pm: Four ratings discharged to hospital.

2.45pm: One Officer Cook’s mate discharged to shore.

3.0pm: One seedie boy stoker discharged to native hospital.

4.30pm: Nine seamen and nine stokers joined ship from HMT Princess. Discharged two seamen and one cook’s mate to same.

5.10pm: One L/Cpl rejoined ship from hospital.

Effects of late W.Laity received on board (see 21st March).

Sick list 18.


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25 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: HMS Manica proceeded.

11.0am: One seaman and one cook’s mate joined ship from HMT Princess for passage.

2.0pm: Discharged one stoker to hospital.

3.50pm: One ord. seaman joined from Princess.

Sick list 18.


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26 March 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Tirene Bay.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: HMW Fly arrived. Mr Candy (Bos’n), Mr Weale (Mid. RNR) and one AB joined ship from Fly.

10.0am: HMFM Trent arrived.

5.15pm: Discharged one telegraphist rating to HMW Echo and one AB to RN Barracks.

5.20pm: One AB joined ship from RNB.

5.30pm: HMW Prattler arrived.

5.50pm: One telegraphist rating joined ship from Echo.

7.45pm: One stoker discharged to Fly.

9.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

10.10pm: Chumbe Lt abeam 0.5 miles.

Sick list 16.


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27 March 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

6.0am: Moresby Pt LH bg S20W, a/c S35W.

8.10am: Stopped off Niororo I. and communicated with HMW Charon.

8.30am: Proceeded.

10.40am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

12.15pm: Charon alongside.

1.20pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

1.55pm: Two seamen and one SSA (Ship’s Steward Assistant) discharged to HMS Mersey (Mersey has 15 men on her sick list from her complement of 140, vide log of same).

2.50pm: Charon proceeded.

3.10pm: Mersey proceeded.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Read warrant No 90.


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28 March 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.45am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

9.30am: HMS Mersey arrived.

In pm: Hands drawing stores from and returning stores to HMFM Trent.

4.45pm: One marine and one AB discharged to hospital.

3.45pm: Three ord. seamen discharged to Mersey.


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29 March 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: HMW Charon arrived.

In pm: One stoker and one AB RNR joined ship from RNB.


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30 March 1917

Zanzibar and at sea on patrol.

Lat -6.4, Long 39.2

6.30am: Two ratings discharged to RNB.

One officer’s cook discharged to shore.

7.0am: Two SSAs joined ship from HMS Mersey.

10.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.30pm: Ras Kansi LH S10E.

4.25pm: Stopped to communicate with HMW Prattler.

4.45pm: Proceeded.


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31 March 1917

On patrol.

Lat -5.45, Long 39.45 (approx)

(Noon position in log recorded as 4 27N, 39 27E, so I have roughly estimated a feasible position)

Hands to make and mend in pm. Paid monthly money.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917

(Dar-es-salaam, Kilwa Kisiwani, Zanzibar, Lindi, Tirene Bay)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62223, signed LR Cave for NO.

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Mercurial Barometer, Negretti and Zambra, No A41.

Height of cistern above sea level 15 feet.

Air thermometers, N and Z 8109 and 8304.

Sea thermometer Heath and Co.


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1 April 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and on patrol.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.20am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

10.0am: SS Palamcotta arrived.

10.45am: HS Gascon arrived.

12 noon: HMW Salamander proceeded. HMW Fly arrived.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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2 April 1917

Patrolling.

Lat -7.7, Long 39.7

6.20am: Sighted Moresby Lt bg S28W.

1.50pm: Anchored off Simba Uranga.

2.0pm: HMW Styx alongside for water. One signal rating joined ship from Styx. One signal rating discharged to same.

4.20pm: Styx proceeded.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses to pass through Shungu Mbili passage.


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3 April 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and at sea for Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.0am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

7.15am: SS Huntscliff and HMS Himalaya arrived.

10.0am: HMW Prattler alongside

11.25am: Prattler left.

11.40am: Two stokers discharged to Himalaya for passage to hospital in Zanzibar.

1.15pm: One ship’s corporal joined ship for passage to HMT Princess.

1.25pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

1.45pm: Himalaya proceeded.

4.30pm: HMS Rinaldo proceeded.

5.20pm: HMW Fly arrived.

5.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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4 April 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.8

9.50am: Fanjove I. bg S57W.

12.50pm: Albermarle Spit bg S67W.

3.10pm: Secured alongside collier Be*** at Kilwa Kisiwani.

5.45pm: Eight ratings joined ship from SS Baron Minto.


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5 April 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am. Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Finished coaling, received 432 tons.

1.35pm: HMW Echo arrived.

2.25pm: Cast off to anchor.

3.20pm: HMS Manica arrived.

4.0pm: HMW Fly grounded on entering harbour.

5.30pm: One AB joined ship from Manica.

One rating joined ship from Fly for passage to HMT Princess.


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6 April 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.40am: HMW Fly refloated and made fast to HMW Echo.

7.15am: Echo and Fly proceeded.

7.30am: HMT Princess arrived.

7.40am: HMFM Trent arrived.

9.50am: One ship’s corporal and one AB discharged to Princess.

3.0pm: One CYS (Chief Yeoman of Signals), one Ldg Seaman and 16 ratings (12 pdr guns crews) discharged to Trent.

4.0pm: Trent proceeded.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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7 April 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and on patrol.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.30am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

6.0pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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8 April 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.3

9.10am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

9.30am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

3.30pm: One rating (AB J Duran, vide log of Rinaldo) discharged to HMS Rinaldo.

4.30pm: One stoker rejoined ship from hospital.

5.0pm: HS Gascon proceeded.

5.10pm: HMW Charon sailed.

6.0pm: HMW Styx arrived.


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9 April 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: One stoker joined ship from RNB.

1.45pm: One signal rating joined ship from HMW Styx.

2.0pm: Two ratings discharged to hospital.

5.30pm: One rating joined ship from RNB for passage to HMS Manica.

8.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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10 April 1917

At sea to Nioro I. and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -7.65, Long 39.7

1.20am: A/c to investigate suspicious light, proved to be SS Pemba.

9.25am: Anchored off Niororo I.

10.30am: One AB discharged to HMS Mersey.

11.45am: Weighed and proceeded.


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11 April 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

8.55am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

11.15am: One rating discharged to HMS Manica.

12.20pm: HMW Childers arrived.

5.0pm: One rating joined ship from HMT Princess.

6.0pm: SS Huntscliff and Childers proceeded.

8.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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12 April 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.25am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

9.15am: Lt Middleton RNR discharged to shore.

1.30pm: HMW Echo arrived.

2.0pm: Collier Be*** secured alongside.

3.35pm: HMW Pickle arrived.

4.30pm: One rating discharged to Echo for passage to HMT Princess.


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13 April 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.50am: Finished coaling, received 348 tons.

10.40am: Collier proceeded.

12.15pm: One L/Corporal and two sappers, wireless section, joined ship for passage to Dar-es-salaam.


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14 April 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Tirene Bay.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

2.30pm: Lt William and Lt Dillon joined ship for passage to Zanzibar.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 April 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay and at sea.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

5.45am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S70W.

8.15am: Stopped to communicate with HMWs Charon and Salamander.

8.45am: Proceeded.

11.15am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

1.30pm: Discharged stores to HMS Mersey.

2.40pm: HMW Charon, HMS Rinaldo and SS Irish Monarch arrived (recorded as Ocean Monarch in the log, but both Mersey and Rinaldo have it as Irish Monarch, which I believe is correct, Ed.)

Two seamen (F Murphy and JW Dixon, vide log of Rinaldo) joined ship from Rinaldo for passage to hospital.

3.30pm: One CERA joined ship from Mersey for passage to hospital.

3.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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16 April 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.50am: Rendez-vous with HMW Fly off Dar-es-salaam, discharged one L/Cpl and two sappers to same.

11.0am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

1.30pm: Discharged to hospital one Lt RNR, one military Lt, one Mid. RNR, two seamen and one ERA.

5.0pm: Two stokers 2nd class discharged to HMW Prattler.

9.30pm: One WO, WT, joined ship for passage to Dar-es-salaam.


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17 April 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam and return.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

5.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.15am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

3.45pm: Seven ratings joined ship.

4.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.45pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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18 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Landed small arms party.

Exercised diving party at monthly dip.

In pm: Painting upperworks and funnels, getting up provisions and cleaning paintwork.


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19 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.30am: HMS Manica arrived.

1.30pm: One AB discharged to hospital.

3.0pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

3.30pm: Two seedie boys discharged to shore.


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20 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Four seedie boys joined from shore.

6.45am: Landed funeral party (for the funeral of

AB James Walker, RNVR, Clyde 5 2347, died of wounds).

1.30pm: Read warrant No 96.

4.15pm: One AB RNVR joined ship from HMW Childers.


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21 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: HMS Mersey proceeded.

9.0am: HMW Echo proceeded.

10.0am: HMT Princess arrived. Discharged two seamen to same.

1.25pm: HMW Fly arrived.

4.10pm: HMS Manica proceeded.

5.10pm: HMS Childers proceeded.


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22 April 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.20am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

1.45pm: HMW Charon arrived. One AB joined ship from Charon, sick.


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23 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.15am: Collier Oceano alongside. Commenced coaling.

10.35am: Finished coaling, received 268 tons.

Oceano proceeded.

2.25pm: One signal rating and one AB discharged to HMW Charon, one signal rating joined ship from same.

5.15pm: HMT Princess arrived.


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24 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.45am: HMW Styx arrived. One AB RNR and one AB RNVR discharged to her and two ABs RNR joined from same.

3.55pm: Captain Lewis of HMT Princess joined ship.


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25 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Captain RCK Lambert discharged to hospital.

One CPO ship’s steward and one AB discharged to hospital.

1.30pm: Landed dental party to hospital.

One stoker rejoined ship from RN Barracks.

6.0pm: HMS Manica arrived.


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26 April 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.15pm: One AB joined ship from hospital.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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27 April 1917

At sea to Tirene Bay.

Lat -7.87, Long 39.67

9.30am: Anchored in Tirene Bay.

Two divers engaged examining bottom of HMS Rinaldo (she having gone hard aground on Sefo Reef on the 25th).


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28 April 1917

Tirene Bay to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.2, Long 39.7

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded, HMS Rinaldo in company.

10.20am: Stopped and communicated with HMS Mersey.

11.0am: Proceeded.

5.20pm: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam.


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29 April 1917

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

9.0am: HMS Manica sailed.

10.30am: Four natives joined ship for passage.

12.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.10pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.50pm: HMS’ Trent and Severn arrived.

5.0pm: Discharged four natives to Manica


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30 April 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: HMW Salamander arrived.

9.45am: Lt. Middleton RNR rejoined ship.

10.20am: One rating discharged to hospital.

12.15pm: One ship’s steward rejoined ship from hospital.

One seaman joined ship from HMS Manica for passage.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917

(Zanzibar, Tanga, Dar-es-salaam, Kilwa Kisiwani, Kiswere, Lindi, Mikindai Bay, Niororo I., Zanzibar and D-e-s)


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Front Cover, Adm. 53/62224, signed LR Cave.

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Instrument page, no changes from April.


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1 May 1917

Zanzibar to Tanga.

Lat -5.1, Long 39.2

6.15am: HMFM Trent proceeded.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.25pm: Anchored in Tanga Bay.


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2 May 1917

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

4.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

9.10am: Divisions, prayers.

9.30am: Exercised “collision stations” and “out kedge anchor”.

Hands cleaning out magazines and shell rooms. Ord. seamen at seamanship instruction.

In pm: Hands reeving new skiff falls, cleaning magazines etc.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

10.30pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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3 May 1917

Tanga to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.2

6.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.35pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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4 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Captain Lewis RN and servant left ship.

Captain Lambert RN rejoined ship from hospital.

5.15pm: One stoker RNR joined ship from barracks.


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5 May 1917

Zanzibar to sea and return.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

9.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.55pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.40pm: SS Bathampton secured alongside.

5.0pm: HMFM Trent sailed.


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6 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

6.15am: HMS Severn left.

10.45am: Finished coaling, received 409 tons.

(Talbot has the business of coaling down to a fine art. They start in the pre-dawn and are done before noon, taking on between 200 and 500 tons. The bunkers are never allowed to drop below 500 tons, partly so that they never have to spend a whole day coaling in tropical heat and partly I suspect to preserve the vessel’s trim. Ed.)

11.55am: Collier cast off.

1.0pm: HMW Styx arrived.

Three ratings discharged to hospital.


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7 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.45am: HMW Prattler proceeded.

10.0am: SS Irish Monarch sailed.

5.15pm: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

5.20pm: Flag Commander Goulden, secretary, one marine and one officer servant left ship.

9.30pm: Mr Goldsmith TG (Torpedo Gunner) and two ABs rejoined from HMW Pickle.


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8 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.40am: One CPO schoolmaster joined ship.

10.0am: One AB RNR joined ship.

2.0pm: One AB discharged to hospital.

3.30pm: Received three cases of specie.

4.30pm: One Ldg Seaman rejoined from SS Oceano.

19 ratings joined for passage to Dar-es-salaam. One rating joined from barracks. One rating (H Silverstone stoker 1st class) joined from HMS Rinaldo and one rating (SJ Wills stoker 1st class) discharged to same (names from Rinaldo’s log).

14 ratings discharged to HMS Hyacinth.


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9 May 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

11.05am: HMW Pickle alongside.

Discharged 19 ratings to shore and three cases of specie.

5.0pm: HS Oxfordshire proceeded up harbour.

5.30pm: SS Guildford Castle arrived.


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10 May 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.30am. SS Palamcotta arrived.

11.40am: General Hoskins joined for passage.

12.10pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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11 May 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani, Kiswere, KK and towards Lindi.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.7

7.30am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

8.30am: Discharged one OS to HMS Mersey.

Mid. Weale (?) RNR joined for passage.

9.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

12.50pm: Anchored, Kiswere.

3.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.40pm: Kivurugu Is abeam 4 cables, a/c N30W

6.35pm: Stopped off Kilwa Kisiwani and discharged General Hannington to tug.

6.45pm: Proceeded S47E.


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12 May 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea towards Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.45am: Anchored in Lindi Bay

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.


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13 May 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

3.10am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N40W.

9.25am: Anchored off Dar-es-salaam. General Hoskins left ship.

Discharged one Mid. RNR and one Gunner RNR to shore.

10.15am: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.

5.40pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S5E.


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14 May 1917

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.40am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

10.50am: HMW Prattler arrived.

1.30pm: Prattler left.

5.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 May 1917

At sea to Mikindani Bay and at sea.

Lat -10.25, Long 40.17

7.05am: Anchored in Mikindani Bay.

9.15pm: Weighed and proceeded, Northerly courses.


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16 May 1917

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.20am: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

5.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.0pm: Albermarle Spit abeam, 0.5 miles, a/c N28E.


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17 May 1917

At sea to Niororo I.

Lat -7.63, Long 39.68

5.15am: Moresby Pt Lt bg West.

7.30am: Anchored off Niororo I.

2.45pm: Discharged one stoker to HMS Hyacinth.

3.0pm: Hyacinth left.


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18 May 1917

Niororo I. to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

5.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.53pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.55pm: One stoker rejoined from hospital.

5.0pm: SS Irish Monarch alongside.


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19 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

2.35pm: Finished coaling, received 550 tons.

3.0pm: HMS Gloucester proceeded.

3.10pm: Collier cast off to anchor.

3.50pm: One SBA rejoined from hospital.


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20 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.

6.0am: HMS Lunka left.


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21 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands discharging small arms and ammunition for expeditionary force.

3.15pm: HMW Charon arrived. Eight ratings joined from same.

4.50pm: One AB discharged to HMW Childers and one AB joined from same.

5.0pm: HMS Rinaldo left.

5.40pm: SS Palamcotta left.


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22 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Cable SS Sherard Osborn arrived.


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23 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.0am: SS Karoa left.

10.30am: SS Montrose arrived.


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24 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.25pm: HMFM Trent arrived.


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25 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.30am. One officer steward joined for passage to Simonstown.


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26 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: SS Guildford Castle proceeded.

7.15am: HMW Pickle left.

1.25pm: HMS Mersey arrived.

2.15pm: One AB rejoined from barracks.


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27 May 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.


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28 May 1917

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

6.10am: HMFM Trent left.

9.45am: 12 ratings and two marines joined from barracks. One rating joined from HMW Salamander.

10.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.32pm: Anchored Dar-es-salaam.

6.30pm: One AB joined from hospital.


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29 May 1917

Dar-es-salaam and at sea on patrol.

Lat -7.2, Long 39.85

6.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.08pm: Sighted convoy, a/c S4W.

3.15pm: Stopped at rv with HMS Minerva.

3.40pm: Proceeded, N89E.


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30 May 1917

At sea to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.7

1.15am: A/c N71W.

3.10pm: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.


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31 May 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

7.05am: SS Barjora left.

2.20pm: HS Gascon arrived.

4.30pm: One marine joined ship from shore for passage.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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Front cover, Adm. 53&62225, signed LR Cave.

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Meteorological instruments, no changes.


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1 June 1917

Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

12.38pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.30pm: Secured alongside SS Rockpool, Zanzibar.


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2 June 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards the Seychelles.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

6.20am: HMS Minerva proceeded.

8.10am: Finished coaling, received 283 tons.

9.25am: Cast off to anchor.

12.35pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.22pm: Mwana Mwana Lt abeam 1.25 miles.

3.50pm: Sighted convoy, altered course to rv with HMS Lunka.

4.25pm: Stopped and communicated with Lunka.

4.50pm: Proceeded S80E, SS Caronia in station 4 cables astern.

8.0pm: A/c N59E.


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3 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -3.8, Long 42.9


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4 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -2.15, Long 45.5

9.15am: Carried out sub-calibre firing practice, SS Caronia towing target.

4.0pm: Streamed target for Caronia’s firing practice.


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5 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -0.3, Long 48.4

10.0am: Parted company with SS Caronia (which is en route to Bombay, vide log of HMS Lunka). A/c S64E.


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6 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -1.4, Long 51.65

In pm: Blue watch attended a health lecture.


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7 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -2.5, Long 54.0

In am: Gunnery traing class under instruction.

Hands mustering bags.


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8 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -4.2, Long 55.4

6.20am: Bird I. bg S10E.

8.10am: Same abeam 3 miles.

2.50pm: Anchored, Port Victoria.


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9 June 1917

Port Victoria, Seychelles.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

5.30am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

6.20pm: Finished coaling, received 470 tons.


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10 June 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Sunday routine.


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11 June 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Hands cleaning boats, magazines and shell rooms.


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12 June 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Gunnery and seamanship training classes.


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13 June 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 100 to 102.


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14 June 1917

Port Victoria and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -5.1, Long 55.3

6.55am: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.5, Long 54.0

Course S25W all day.


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16 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -12.1, Long 52.7

Course S25W in am, S16W in pm.

Red watch to health lecture.


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17 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -15.9, Long 51.6

Course S16W in am, S35W in pm.


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18 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -19.4, Long 49.85

Blue watch to health lecture.

8.45pm: Ldg Seaman Alfred Mills, 190760, (RFR B 2802), died on board from heart failure following malarial fever.


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19 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -23.2, Long 48.3

9.25am: Stopped engines. Held funeral service and committed the remains of the late Alfred Mills to the deep.

9.35am: Proceeded.


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20 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -26.2, Long 46.4

Courses SW’ly to Westerly all day.


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21 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.25, Long 42.5

Course West all day.


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22 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -28.3, Long 38.35

Course West all day.

Note that Talbot is using about 76 tons of coal in 24 hours to steam about 220 miles, roughly a ton every three miles which gives an idea of how hard the stokers worked.


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23 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -29.3, Long 34.2

Courses North of West all day.


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24 June 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

2.35am: Sighted Bluff Lt bg N84W.

7.50am: Stopped off harbour entrance, picked up pilot and entered harbour.

8.35am: Made fast to No 2 buoy.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TALBOT
Operations off Southern Africa

JP map Talbot Southern Africa

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25 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

11.25am: Commenced coaling from lighters with native labour.

2.40pm: Five ratings joined ship from HMT Professor.


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26 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

12.20am: Finished coaling, received 768.1 tons.

9.45am: One AB RNVR joined from shore.


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27 June 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

8.0am: HMS Exmouth arrived.


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28 June 1917

At sea towards Simonstown.

Lat -30.0, Long 31.1

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 103.

6.0pm: Shepstone Lt N14E.

10.45pm: C Hermes Lt abeam, a/c S67W.


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29 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -33.7, Long 27.55


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30 June 1917

At sea.

Lat -35.1, Long 22.8


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917

(Simonstown and patrolling)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62226.

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Meteorological instruments, no changes.


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1 July 1917

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.45, Long 18.75

6.40am: Danger Pt bg N18E.

2.25pm: Anchored in Simons Bay.


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2 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.25am: Weighed and proceeded into basin.

12 noon: Secured alongside West wall.

2.0pm: Discharged 26 ratings to hospital.

One RNVR seaman and one officer steward discharged to Cape Yard.


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3 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.50am: 48 hours leave to half ship’s company.

Dismantled and landed two 6” guns.


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4 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.0pm: Landed funeral party (probably for Warrant Wardmaster John Amy, formerly of HMS Hyacinth, died 3rd July. A Warrant wardmaster undertook administrative duties in naval hospitals and hospital ships).

3.55pm: HMS Suffolk arrived and anchored.


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5 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.0am: 48 hour libertymen returned. Second part of company landed on 48 hour leave.

12.15pm: One rating discharged to hospital.

3.45pm: Mr Lane, Artificer Engineer, joined ship.

5.10pm: 30 RNVR ratings joined.


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6 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

5.0am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.10am: HMS Challenger sailed.

12.15pm: Eng. Lt/Cdr Falco discharged to hospital.

5.20pm: Finished coaling, received 468 tons.


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7 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.0pm: Libertymen returned from 48 hour leave.

2.0pm: One private RMLI and one canteen manager discharged to HMS Exmouth.


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8 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

6.0am: HMS Challenger proceeded.


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9 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: Hands discharging ammunition to dockyard and for test.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 104 and 105.


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10 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: Read warrant No 106.

South African RNVR under instruction.

In pm: One seedie boy discharged to hospital. One AB discharged to HMS Exmouth and one AB joined from same.


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11 July 1917

Simonstown and at sea towards Table Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.45am: Shifted berth from basin to anchorage.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.

7.55pm: Danger Pt LH bg S66E.

9.15pm: A/c N35W.


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12 July 1917

At sea to Table Bay and on patrol.

Lat -33.9, Long 18.2

2.0pm: Anchored in Table Bay.

3.35pm: Weighed and proceeded West.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 107 and 108.

6.40pm: A/c South.


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13 July 1917

On patrol.

Lat -35.4, Long 20.1

9.0am: Gunnery and SA RNVR classes under instruction. Hands employed fitting guys to cat davit*, cleaning small arms, mess decks and in parts of ship.

7.50pm: C Agulhas abeam 25 miles.

11.10pm: Danger Pt Lt bg N17E, a/c N34W.

* A davit used to hoist the anchor by the stock to deck height, where it was secured to the cathead.


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14 July 1917

On patrol.

Lat -34.1, Long 18.0

3.40am: Cape Pt Lt bg N9W.

7.30am: Cape Pt abeam 13 miles.


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15 July 1917

On patrol.

Lat -32.35, Long 17.5

Various courses at 6-7 knots.


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16 July 1917

On patrol.

Lat -33.1, Long 17.85

2.37pm; Anchored in Saldanha Bay.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, courses S by W.


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17 July 1917

On patrol.

Lat -34.4, Long 17.6

5.51pm: Cape Pt Lt abeam.

Southerly courses all day.


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18 July 1917

At sea to Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.15am: Danger Pt Lt bg N32E.

3.15am: Cape Pt Lt bg N16W.

10.10am: Secured to No 1 mooring in Simons Bay.


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19 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.45am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, received 482 tons.

5.30pm: HMS Himalaya arrived.

6.0pm: HMT Princess left.


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20 July 1917

Simonstown and on patrol.

Lat -34.5, Long 18.7

Courses Southerly till 6.0pm, then Northerly.

8.20am: Slipped and proceeded.

11.30am: Cape Hangklip (Handklip in log) abeam 6 miles.

1.30pm: Danger Pt LH S68E.

6.0pm: Same bg N13E.

7.45pm: Cape Pt Lt bg N18W.


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21 July 1917

On patrol.

Lat -33.7, Long 17.5

Courses Northerly in am, Southerly in pm.

1.15am: Cape Pt Lt abeam, 14.75 miles.

3.0am: Same bg S87E.

7.30pm: Same bg S36E.

9.45pm: Same abeam 6.5 miles.


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22 July 1917

On patrol to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.25am: Danger Pt Lt bg S70E.

9.30am: Secured to No 1 buoy in Simons Bay.


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23 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: One blacksmith and one RNVR rating discharged to HMS Kent on duty.

8.10am: Read warrant No 109.

11.15am: Three midshipmen joined ship from HMT Princess.

4.0pm: One LS discharged to detention barracks and one PO joined ship from same.


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24 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.15am: HMS Africa sailed.

7.30am: HMS Astraea (Astria in log) sailed,


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25 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: HIJMS Tsushima proceeded.

9.10am: HMS Himalaya arrived.


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26 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands returning stores for survey and drawing stores. Gunner’s party examining shell room and cleaning paintwork.

Make and mend in pm.


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27 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Divers down for monthly dip.

In pm: One rating RNVR rejoined ship from hospital.


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28 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.45am: Slipped and proceeded into basin.

8.30am: Made fast to West wall.

10.55am: Discharged to hospital one Ass. Paymaster RNR, one CPO, two ABs RNR and one stoker RNR.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 110.


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29 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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30 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands refitting Carley floats, scrubbing canvas gear, painting mess decks, sponging out guns, examining shell, drawing and returning stores, and turning the sailing pinnace’s falls end for end.

1.0pm: One Ships Steward Ass. discharged to HMS Kent.


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31 July 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

 Hands refitting Carley floats, drawing stores and examining shell. WP in dockyard hauling first cutter and steam cutter up slip for survey.

Rove new second cutter’s falls.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917

(Simonstown and short periods patrolling)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62227, signed LR Cave.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.45am: Read warrant No 111.

First and second cutter and steam cutter surveyed in dockyard.


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2 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands employed fuzing and stowing away 6” shell, drawing stores and refitting Carley floats.


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3 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: One ERA from HMS Kent came aboard for examination.


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4 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Landed church parties (possibly to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the war).


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5 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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6 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.15pm: Read warrant No 112.


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7 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

5.20am: Commenced coaling.

12 noon: Finished coaling, received 294 tons.

Talbot has steam up in harbour and is using 7-8 tons a day on average. Today she uses 10 tons,prewsumably for the steam needed to power machinery for coaling.


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8 August 1917

Simonstown and on patrol.

Lat -34.45, Long 18.7

7.15am: Singled in fore and aft (taking in all but two mooring lines).

7.50am: Proceeded out of basin.

8.15am: Anchored.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded, courses East of South.

3.0pm: Danger Pt LH bg S65E.

5.10pm: Same abeam 9 miles.

11.20pm: C Agulhas Lt abeam.


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9 August 1917

On patrol.

Lat -35.2, Long 19.5

6.10am: Communicated with four-masted barque Isuna (?).

6.15pm: Cape Pt Lt bg N7W.

9.0pm: Same bg N24E.


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10 August 1917

On patrol.

Lat -34.5, Long 18.95

12.35am: Danger Pt Lt bg S86E.

9.20am: Streamed target for 1” firing practice.

11.30am: Picked up target.


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11 August 1917

Patrol to Simons Bay and on patrol.

Lat -34.2, Long 18.5

12.55am: Cape Pt Lt abeam 13 miles.

9.30am: Anchored in Simons Bay.

11.30am: Weighed and proceeded, course S7E.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 114 and 115.

6.45pm: Danger Pt Lt abeam 21 miles.


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12 August 1917

On patrol.

Lat -35.0, Long 18.8

1.15pm: Passed HMHS Dunluce Castle Eastbound.

4.30pm: Cape Pt Lt abeam 18 miles.


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13 August 1917

At sea to Saldanha Bay and at sea.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

9.15am: Anchored in Saldanha Bay for torpedo practice.

1.20pm: Finished torpedo practice, hoisted boat, secured for sea and left harbour.

3.15pm: Sighted wreckage, stopped and examined same in 33 11S, 17 45E

4.10pm: Proceeded.


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14 August 1917

At sea to Simons Town and at sea.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.30am: Cape Pt Lt bg S21E.

5.50am: Cape Pt Lt abeam 11miles.

8.45am: Anchored in Simons Bay.

11.30am: Discharged Mr D***, Eng. Art. to C Yard for passage to England.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 August 1917

At sea to Simons Bay.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.0am: Cape Pt Lt bg N34E.

10.33am: Anchored in Simons Bay.

4.50pm: Head Tindal (a seedie NCO) rejoined from hospital.


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16 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Shifted berth and secured to No 4 buoy.

In pm: Discharged one SA RNVR seaman to hospital.


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17 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Divers monthly dip. Hands in dockyard returning cordite and drawing new in lieu.

One rating discharged to NTO Cape Town for passage to England.


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18 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: HMS Kent proceeded.

1.30pm: Three midshipmen discharged to shore for passage to England.

Two LS and eight ABs discharged to whalers for duty.

Six Ord Seamen SA RNVR discharged.

One stoker RNR discharged to hospital.


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19 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: One AB rejoined ship from whaler.

1.30pm: One LS and one AB discharged to whaler and one PO2 rejoined ship from same.


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20 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.30am: Four ratings to hospital for fumigation.


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21 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.45am: Diving party sent to SS Manchuria (?)

3.40pm: One ERA joined from hospital.


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22 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.30am: Carpenter sent to whaler for repair.

8.50am: HIJMS Tsushima left.

10.15am: HMS Himalaya arrived.

2.20pm: Slipped buoy and proceeded to make fast to West wall.


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23 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: Landed dental party.

9.15am: One stoker RNR joined from HMS Himalaya.

4.30pm: One stoker discharged to detention barracks and one joined from same.


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24 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

5.20am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

3.30pm: Finished coaling, received 490 tons.

4.30pm: One AB joined ship from detention barracks.


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25 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.45pm: Two stokers RFR received on board from HMFM Trent awaiting detention and imprisonment.

7.45pm: One ldg stoker and one SSA joined from Trent for passage to HMS Kent.


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26 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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27 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Ships stewards party drawing stores. Rigging party rattling down (fitting ratlines to the shrouds). Working party on whalers. First cutter’s crew painting their boat. Remainder, parts of ship.

In pm: One SA RNVR rating discharged to shore. Party to HMFM Trent stowing ammunition.

7.50pm: One seaman from Trent arrested and brought aboard by patrol and later sent to HMS Himalaya under escort.


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28 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Two ratings discharged for passage to England. ordnance party to HMFM Trent, ships stewards party drawing provisions, party to whalers.

In pm: AB Rowatt discharged to RN hospital under escort. One stoker RN, deserter from HMS Kent and one seaman RNVR received on board for detention and cells.


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29 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Working parties away to HMFM Trent and whalers, party refitting ammunition whips, boats’ crews painting boats.


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30 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.10am: One stoker RFR discharged to HMS Himalaya for passage to Exeter civil prison.

In pm: All SA RNVR ratings under examination.


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31 August 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands rattling down, drawing stores and cleaning canvas gear.

2.30pm: Escort and prisoner (one stoker RNR) returned.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917

(Simonstown)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62228, signed, LR Cave.

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Instruments, no change.


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1 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.50am: Read warrant No 118.

9.0am: Tested lifebuoys and found correct.

12.25pm: SA RNVRs discharged to RNVR HA’s (?) Capetown.

12.45pm: Paid monthly money.

Hands employed shipping kite (?) in whaler.

Leave granted to blue and first part of white watch.

4 on sick list.


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2 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine. Landed church parties and divine service held on board.


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3 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Cast off, left basin and secured to No I buoy.

Hands cleaning out shell rooms and magazines.

In pm: One stoker joined ship from detention barracks.


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4 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Divers at monthly dip.

Hands scraping 6” guns and painting on upper deck.

Ship’s steward’s party drawing provisions.


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5 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Landed carpenter’s dockyard party. Hands making deck cloths and manropes and painting.


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6 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Landed dockyard and picket house parties.

Hands painting half deck and cable deck and reeving new falls for the sailing pinnace.

Divers examining ship’s bottom.

Received 12 bags and 10 hammocks from detention barracks.

2.40pm: One CPO rejoined from hospital.

3.25pm: Discharged one prisoner to HMS Britannia to await court martial.


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7 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Divers examining underwater fittings.

9.0am: Landed witnesses for court martial.

1.10pm: CM prisoner and witnesses returned on board.


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8 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.0pm: Run men’s (deserters) effects sold on upper deck.

1.30pm: One AB discharged to trawler T***.


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9 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.15am: SS Carnivale (?) left.


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10 September 1917

Simonstown, at sea and return.

Lat -34.2, Long 18.65

7.45am: Slipped and proceeded.

9.20am: Exercised “general quarters”. Carried out sub-calibre and 12 pdr firing practice.

11.50am: Course for Simons Bay.

2.15pm: Secured to No 2 buoy.

4.55pm: Discharged one stoker to detention and one seaman joined from same. (This often happens and I speculate that the detention barracks did not have unlimited space and that some men had to wait to serve their sentence.)


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11 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.15pm: One CPO and one OD discharged to hospital.

5.15pm: Two stokers joined from detention.


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12 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: HIJMS Niitaka (Miitaki in log) proceeded.


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13 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.30pm: One stoker RNR discharged prisoner to HMS Africa for passage to England


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14 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

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15 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.05pm: One SSA, one ldg stoker and three stokers discharged to HMS Kent.


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16 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: Rear Admiral Gillett came aboard for presentation of medals.


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17 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

5.0pm: One stoker rejoined from detention.


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18 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Landed marines for route march.

9.15am: Slipped and proceeded into basin and secured to West wall.

5.30pm: Two court martial prisoners brought on board from HMS Kent.


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19 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: Court martial held on board.

12 noon: Court martial finished. Discharged two prisoners to HMS Kent.


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20 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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21 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

4.0pm: Read warrant No 119.


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22 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.45am: Proceeded to No 2 mooring and secured.

10.0am: One SBS discharged to hospital.


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23 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.05am: One stoker RN discharged to SS Guildford Castle for passage to England.


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24 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.0pm: One stoker rejoined from hospital.


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25 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.10pm: One SA RNVR stoker joined from hospital and was discharged to RNVR HQ.

8.20pm: Read warrant No 120.


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26 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: HMS Britannia sailed.

11.30am: HMS Himalaya anchored.

3.0pm: One AB joined from hospital.


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27 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6” gun crews at loader drill.


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28 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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29 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Slipped from moorings to anchor.

7.45am: One stoker discharged to Cape Yard.

11.10am: Weighed and proceeded into basin to tie up alongside West wall.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 121.


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30 September 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.45am: Ass. Paymaster RNR rejoined ship from hospital.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917

(Simonstown for refit in dry dock)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62229, signed by LR Cave.

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Mercurial barometer, Negretti and Zambra No 41a.

Air Thermometers. N and Z A8109 and A8304.

Sea Thermometer. AC Cossar, no number.


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1 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands striking down stores and cordite, making deck cloths, refitting boat guys and placing boats on dockyard slip for repair.

Paid monthly money.

Read warrant No 122.


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2 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Dockyard labourers start work on board.


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3 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: One PO and one AB sent to Durban on duty.

10.50pm: One ldg stoker, absentee from HMS Himalaya, brought on board by patrol.


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4 October 1917

Simonstown,

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.0am: One AB joined from HMS Macedonia for detention.

One stoker RFR and one Ass. Steward joined awaiting passage.

5.0pm: Read warrants Nos 123 to 126.

7.0pm: Lt Dean RNR joined ship.


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5 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.45pm: HMS Macedonia left harbour.

2.20pm: Received from HMS Himalaya one Temp. Eng. S/Lt awaiting disciplinary court martial.

3.30pm: Macedonia anchored.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 127.


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6 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am to 11.0am: Held disciplinary court.

3.30pm: Two seedie boys joined from SS Transylvania.

4.30pm: One AB discharged to detention barracks and one stoker RNR joined from same.


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7 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.15am. Escort boarded from HMS Macedonia for absentee.


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8 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.15am: Marines landed for musketry course.

7.45am: Cast off to enter dry dock.

Hands scrubbing and scraping ship’s bottom and dismounting 6” gun.

Read warrants Nos 128 to 130.


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9 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.10pm: Lt Dean (?) RNR and four ratings discharged to Capetown for passage to England.

4.45pm: Mid Weale RNR joined from HMS Macedonia for duty.


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10 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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11 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.10pm: Landed escort of two LS and six ABs to fetch prisoner from Capetown.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 131.

8.05pm: Two stokers brought aboard under escort.

One PO and one AB returned from duty at Durban.

One stoker deserter brought aboard under escort.


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12 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.10am: One fireman, deserter from Macedonia, brought on board.


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13 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0am: Landed two ABs for watch keeping at RN barracks.

1.30pm: Three firemen, deserters from HMS Macedonia, brought on board.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 132 to 135.

7.0pm: Four leading stokers joined from Durban power station.

One private RMLI and one AB (HO) brought aboard for detention, ex HMS Astraea.


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14 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

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15 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.25pm: Read warrant No 136. One private RMLI and one stoker RN sent to Wynberg detention barracks.

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16 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.0am: 52 trawler section ratings came aboard for dispersal to whalers.

1.0pm: One boy 1st class, deserter from HMS Suffolk, brought aboard under escort.

4.45pm: Read warrants 137 to 139 and discharged three prisoners to HMS Himalaya.


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17 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands dismounting 6” gun, returning 3.5” hawser to dockyard, refitting funnel guys etc.

In pm: A Radcliff, seaman RNR, discharged for temporary duty in recreation rooms.

2.30pm: One OS SA RNVR rejoined from hospital.

4.30pm: A Murray (?), greaser MM, discharged to detention barracks.


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18 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.30am: HMS Himalaya left.

Refitting.


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19 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

In pm: One seaman RNR discharged to RN hospital.


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20 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Marines returned from musketry course.

Make and mend in pm.


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21 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

One fireman and three trimmers, recovered deserters, discharged to HMS Africa under escort.

One greaser MM, from HMS Himalaya discharged to detention barracks.


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22 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

Read warrant No 140. One boy discharged to detention barracks.


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23 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

One CPO rejoined from hospital.


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24 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.


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25 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

Make and mend in pm.

7.0pm: HMS Britannia arrived.


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26 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

Two stokers RNR discharged to hospital.


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27 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

One private RMLI discharged to HMS Britannia.


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28 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

12.20pm: HMS Astraea entered basin. Discharged one stoker RNR to same.


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29 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

Two stokers RNR rejoined from hospital.


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30 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

Read warrant No 141.


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31 October 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917

(Simonstown dry dock for refit, Durban, Lindi and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62230, signed by LR Cave.

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1 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

9.0am: Hands refitting and as required.

12.45pm: Paid monthly money.

Hands employed as in am.

2.0pm: One CPO discharged to hospital.

Leave to blue and first part of red watch, 3.30pm to 7.0am.

5.0pm: Evening quarters.


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2 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.


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3 November 1917

Simonstownl

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

1.15pm: Two stokers RN and three stokers HO joined ship from HMS Hyacinth.


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4 November 1917

Simonstownl

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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5 November 1917

Simonstownl

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Refitting.

One stoker joined ship.


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6 November 1917

Simonstownl

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.0pm: One canteen manager and one assistant joined ship from SS Berwen (?).

6.45pm: HMS Kent arrived.


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7 November 1917

Simonstownl

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: Commenced flooding dock.

8.20am: Left dock to secure alongside East wall.

12 noon: Shifted to West wall.

Read warrants Nos 142, 143 and 144.

4.30pm: Four ldg stokers discharged to HMS Kent.

Four stokers rejoined ship from power station.


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8 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.50pm: One Chief Armourer and four ABs joined ship from duty at Capetown.


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9 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.50am: HMS Trent arrived in basin.

11.20am: One stoker HO brought on board under escort, deserter from HMS Africa.

3.10pm: One CPO joined ship.


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10 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

One stoker, deserter from HMS Africa, brought on board under escort.

Two stokers, deserters from Africa, discharged to HMS Hyacinth

12.50pm: One stoker RNR joined ship from detention barracks


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11 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.45pm: 45 ratings from HMS Astraea came aboard to await passage to England.


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12 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.15pm: One PO and three OS joined ship from Capetown.


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13 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

11.0am: One Lt of marines and one private joined ship for passage to HMS Minerva.


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14 November 1917

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.10am: 61 ratings left ship for passage to England.

9.30am: Court of Enquiry held.

Hands coaling ship.

1.0pm: One stoker RNR discharged to hospital.

3.0pm: One ldg signalman joined ship for passage.

3.20pm: Finished coaling, received 460 tons.

4.05pm: One ship’s corporal joined for passage to Zanzibar.

4.30pm: Four marines and six ratings joined ship for passage.


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15 November 1917

Simonstown and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.45am: Two ABs and one stoker discharged to Cape Yard.

10.0am: Three bags and hammocks sent to detention barracks.

12.55pm: Four stokers (HO) joined ship from HMS Hyacinth.

3.0pm: Left basin to anchor.

4.30pm: Rear Admiral Gillett came aboard.

4.55pm: Weighed and proceeded to swing ship for deviation.

6.10pm: Proceeded.

Read warrants Nos 145 and 146.

10.27pm: Danger Pt Lt abeam 15 miles.


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16 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.9, Long 22.0

Tested 6” guns after refit, fired one round from each gun.

4.0pm: Evening quarters, read warrant No 147.

Ass. Paymr HC Sargent RNR, severely reprimanded for disregarding an order given to him personally by Act. Cdr RJ Scott RN. on 14th November, namely that no leave was granted to officers to go to Capetown the ship being then under two hours notice.


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17 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -34.0, Long 26.8

2.35am: C St Francis Lt abeam 18 miles.

6.0am: C Recife Lt abeam 16 miles.

6.45am: Passed SS Benguela* Westbound.

11.0am: C Padrone bg North, a/c N80E

1.19pm: Glendower beacon abeam 18 miles.

7.32pm: East London Lt bg N28E.

9.17pm: Same abeam 17 miles, a/c N71E.

* Benguela, Elder Dempster Line, built 1910 of 5,520 grt, scrapped in 1933.


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18 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -31.8, Long 29.6

11.10am: C Hermes Lt bg N38E.

12.35pm: Same abeam 8.5 miles.

8.30pm: Shepstone Lt bg N12E.

9.40pm: Same abeam 11 miles.


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19 November 1917

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

12.45am: Green Pt Lt abeam 15 miles.

4.05am: Bluff Lt bg N54W.

6.20am: Picked up pilot off breakwater.

6.40am: Anchored, Durban.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: One Lt RNR joined ship.

3.15pm: Finished coaling, received 250 tons.

4.45pm: One PO, one stoker and one marine discharged to HMS Rinaldo. (PO1 J Dodd, stoker J Smart and pte T Pole, vide log of Rinaldo)


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20 November 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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21 November 1917

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

4.35pm: Eng. Cdr Forbes discharged to HS Oxfordshire.

7.15pm: One signal rating joined ship from HMS Rinaldo (WS Nicholls Ord. Sig, vide log of Rinaldo).


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22 November 1917

Durban and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -29.4, Long 32.0

6.40am: Weighed and proceeded.

Red watch mustered bags.

Gun crews at loader drill.

Read warrant No 147.

Exercised “collision stations”.


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23 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -27.2, Long 35.6

Exercised “general quarters”.

Exercised “fire stations”.

6.40pm: Passed SS Timor (?).


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24 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -22.95, Long 37.2


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25 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -18.9, Long 38.6


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26 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -16.5, Long 40.0

8.50am: Passed SS Omrah) bound NE.

11.20am: Sighted wreck bearing N60W.

12 noon: Stopped, lowered cutter and boarded wreck of SS Ellerslie.

12.10pm: Stopped off Michel Reef and sent an officer to examine the wreck.

1.15pm: Proceeded East.


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27 November 1917

At sea.

Lat -13.9, Long 41.4


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28 November 1917

At sea to Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.8, Long 39.85

5.0am: Sighted Mongo I. bg N70E.

8.50am: Anchored, Lindi Bay.

9.30am: Discharged three ratings to HMS Challenger.

10.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.30pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N20W.

10.40pm: Same abeam 8 miles, a/c N24W.


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29 November 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.05am: Chumbe Lt abeam 0.75 miles.

8.50am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

9.15am: Discharged one Lt RMLI (Lt Roe, vide Minerva’s log), one PO and one pte RMLI to HMS Minerva. Two carpenter ratings HO and one ship’s corporal discharged to HMS Hyacinth (presumably for passage to, as Hyacinth is in Simonstown at this point).

10.30am: Two cell prisoners brought aboard from Minerva.

2.0pm: Minerva proceeded.

2.30pm: Two POs discharged to hospital.

4.10pm: Read warrant No ?.

5.0pm: One seaman and one stoker, both RNR discharged to HMW Echo.


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30 November 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Three RMA gunners, two SS and one AS discharged to Zanzibar barracks.

8.45am: Weighed and proceeded alongside collier Erlesburgh*.

10.20am: Commenced coaling.

5.45pm: Finished coaling, received 510 tons.

5.50pm: Two ratings rejoined from HMW Echo.

6.10pm: Cast off to anchor.

6.30pm: One seedie boy discharged to shore.

* Erlesburgh, Rowland and Marwood’s Steamship Co., 1911, 3,809 tons, sold in 1929.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917

(Zanzibar, Seychelles, Pemba Bay/Maunhane reef assisting at wreck of HMW Childers, Ras Sangamku salvaging SS Salamis, Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62231, signed by LR Cave.

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Mercurial barometer, Negretti and Zambra No 41a.

Air Thermometers. N and Z A8109 and A8304.

Sea Thermometer. AC Cossar, no number.


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1 December 1917

Zanzibar and at sea towards Seychelles.

Lat -6.5, Long 40.0

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

Easterly courses at 11 knots all day.


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2 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 44.7

Sunday routine.

Course S88E all day.


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3 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 48.8

Course S88E all day.

Cleaning small arms, scrubbing deck cloths, loader drill.

In pm: Exercised “man overboard”, dropped and retrieved both lifebuoys.


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4 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 53.0

11.30am: Ile de Nouef bg N76E.


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5 December 1917

At sea to Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

3.0am: Capucin LH bg N5W.

5.15am: Mamelle I. Lt bg N23W.

7.0am: Anchored, Port Victoria.

Hands at small arms drill, officers at pistol drill.

In pm: Exercised “watch out kedge anchor”.


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6 December 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Diving party examining mooring buoy fixing. (My interpretation of illegible entry, Ed.)

Maxim drill and torpedo training class.

Make and mend in pm.


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7 December 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

9.45am: Commenced coaling from collier alongside.

1.50pm: Finished coaling, received 290 tons.

2.10pm: Collier cast off to anchor.

Lost during coaling, four 2 cwt bags and two navigator shovels.


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8 December 1917

Port Victoria.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

Note that only POs and above have liberty. The captain is not minded to let his lower ratings have a run ashore.


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9 December 1917

Port Victoria and at sea towards Aldabra.

Lat -4.62, Long 55.48

4.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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10 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 53.7

1.0pm: Marie Louise I. bg N69W.

2.25pm: Ile des Nouefs abeam 10 miles.


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11 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -8.1, Long 49.4


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12 December 1917

At sea.

Lat -10.0, Long 45.4

5.10am: Sighted Aldabra I., a/c S37W.

6.20am: Stopped off settlement.

7.30am: Proceeded S62W.

10.0pm: Comoro I. abeam.


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13 December 1917

At sea to Pemba Bay.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.9

2.35pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

4.0pm: HMW Childers alongside for water.


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14 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

5.15am: All boats away to disembark troops from HMS Lunka.

6.30am: Boats returned.

4.15pm: Landed marines and two maxim gun crews.


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15 December 1917

Port Amelia to Maunhane reef and return.

Lat -12.95, Long 40.6

3.30am: HMW Childers left.

5.25am: Portuguese gunboat Chaimite proceeded.

10.45am: Weighed and proceeded to assist Childers (which has run aground on Maunhane reef).

11.45am: Stopped, communicated with HMS Lunka.

12.50pm: Anchored. Sent boats to salve gear from whaler, sea too rough to allow boats to get alongside.

5.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

6.45pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.


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16 December 1917

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

3.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.45am: Anchored near HMW Childers. Hands employed salving gear from same, NRP Chaimite assisting.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.0am: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

2.45pm: Signalled Norwegian SS Mannafos (?).

3.35pm: Hands salving gear from Childers.


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17 December 1917

Maunhane reef.

Lat -12.95, Long 40.6

4.0am: NRP Chaimite and tug Belana (?) anchored.

6.20am: HMW Echo arrived.

Hands salving gear from Childers.

5.20pm: Cutter returned with officers and men of Childers.


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18 December 1917

Maunhane reef to Pemba Bay and return.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

6.0am: Court of Enquiry held on the stranding of HMW Childers.

11.20am: Weighed and proceeded into Pemba Bay.

12.30pm: Anchored.

3.10pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.25pm: Anchored and sent cutter to communicate with Childers.


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19 December 1917

Maunhane reef to Pemba Bay and return.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.25am: Anchored in Pemba Bay. HMW Pickle came alongside.

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.05pm: Anchored off Maunhane reef. Maunhane LH N87W, Maunhane Pt N65W.


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20 December 1917

Maunhane reef to Pemba Bay.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.20am: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

1.50pm: HMS Challenger arrived.

2.0pm: One telegraphist RNVR discharged to Challenger.


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21 December 1917

Pemba Bay.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46


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22 December 1917

Pemba Bay.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

In am: Boats employed transferring troops.


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23 December 1917

Pemba Bay.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

1.30pm: HMW Pickle came alongside for water.

4.10pm: Pickle left.

5.20pm: Marines returned.


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24 December 1917

Pemba Bay.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.7

7.20am: HMS Challenger arrived.

7.55am: HMS Thistle arrived.

8.10am: Discharged five seamen, five seedie boys and one WO to Challenger.

10.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

5.0pm: Passed SS Taroba Southbound.

11.50pm: Passed a whaler Southbound.


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25 December 1917

At sea to Ras Sangamku.

Lat -10.22, Long 40.23

5.30am: Mlima Mjoho S42W.

6.50am: Course as requisite for anchorage near SS Salamis* (which is hard aground).

7.30am: Anchored.

Hands employed preparing to take Salamis in tow.

1.0pm: Weighed and commenced towing.

2.10pm: Ceased towing and anchored. Mongo I. bg S53E, Ras Sangamku bg S2W.

5.30pm: Sent working party to Salamis to commence discharging stores and cargo.

* Salamis, 1899, 4,510 tons, Bank Line, sold in 1919, renamed Kamarima.


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26 December 1917

Ras Sangamku.

Lat -10.22, Long 40.23

6.30am: Sent divers to examine SS Salamis’ hull.

9.0am: HMS Manica anchored.

11.0am: Picked up towing hawser.

2.0pm: Commenced towing.

3.15pm: Stopped towing.

5.0pm: Sent working party aboard Manica.


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27 December 1917

Ras Sangamku.

Lat -10.22, Long 40.23

6.45am: Sent diving party to SS Salamis.

3.0pm: Weighed and commenced towing.

3.10pm: Salamis floated and anchored in 20 fathoms.

3.20pm: Hauled in hawsers.

4.30pm: Working party returned from Salamis. Proceeded to anchorage.

5.25pm: Anchored. Ras Sangamku bg South.

7.30pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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28 December 1917

Ras Sangamku and at sea for Zanzibar.

Lat -10.22, Long 40.23

6.20am: Shifted berth nearer to HMW Echo.

Hands employed laying out hawsers.

9.0am: Hands employed receiving anchor and wires from SS Salamis (presumably kit lent to Salamis earlier).

10.10am: HMS Manica proceeded.

10.20am: One AB RFR discharged to Echo.

12 noon: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 151 to 153.

11.0pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N20W.


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29 December 1917

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.15am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 5 miles, a/c N20W.

7.0am: Chumbe LH bg N28W.

9.20am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Hands discharging gear from HMW Childers to lighter.

11.0am: HMW Salamander proceeded.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 154.

4.30pm: Two stokers RFR and one AS joined ship for passage.


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30 December 1917

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.

Hands taking in stores.


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31 December 1917

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands stowing provisions and discharging gear from HMW Childers.

4.30pm: Four seedie boys discharged to shore and one seedie boy discharged to RNB.

7.25pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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THE VOYAGES OF HMS TALBOT 1918

JP map Talbot 1918

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918

(Kilwa Kisiwani, Porto Amelia, Mozambique I., Almeida Bay, PA and Zanzibar)

 

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Front cover, Adm. 53/62232, signed LR Cave.

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Instrument page, no changes.


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1 January 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.6

3.0pm: Secured alongside collier Mercuria.

3.10pm: One stoker RFR discharged to SS Ingoma.

4.0pm: One Lt RNR, one boatswain, and one wireless operator joined from HMS Mersey (Mersey has just paid off and recomissioned, vide log of same).


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2 January 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.15am: Commenced coaling.

7.10am: HMS Challenger arrived.

11.0am: Discharged two stokers to Challenger.

3.55pm: Finished coaling, received 644 tons.

Collier cast off and proceeded.


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3 January 1918

Kilwa Kiswani and at sea towards Port Amelia.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

12.40pm: Mr Landy, Bo’sun, Mid Frank (?) RNR and one ldg tel. discharged to shore.

1.25pm: One Eng. S/Lt joined for passage.

One stoker and six seedie boys joined ship.

3.50pm: HMS’ Severn and Mersey proceeded.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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4 January 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -12.2, Long 40.7 (approx, the log records Long. 39 44E, inland, so I have substituted a feasible position)

5.15am: Rongui I. bg S72W.

Exercised landing parties.

3.40pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

4.30pm: Received one 5.5” hawser from HMS Lunka.

6.0pm: Lunka left.


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5 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

8.05am: SS Mafia arrived.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 155.


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6 January 1918

Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Sunday routine.

11.0am: SS Mafia sailed.

5.50pm: SS Hong Bee arrived.


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7 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

5.0am. HMW Salamander alongside for water.

6.30am: SS Chinde arrived.

Discharged one Lt RNR to Salamander for passage to HMS Challenger.

7.20am: Salamander proceeded.


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8 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

6.0am: Discharged to shore one Eng. Lt RNR, one stoker and five seedie boys.


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9 January 1918

Port Amelia and at sea towards Mozambique.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

2.0am: NRP Chaimite sailed.

2.0pm: HMS Thistle arrived.

6.15pm: Weighed and proceeded.

7.30pm: Maunhane I. bg S45W, a/c S17E.


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10 January 1918

At sea to Mozambique I.

Lat -15.02, Long 40.7

8.0am: St Georges LH bg S66W.

10.25am: Anchored off Mozambique I.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.0pm: St George I. LH bg N60W.


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11 January 1918

At sea to Almeida Bay.

Lat -14.05, Long 40.7

6.0am: Entered Fernando Veloso Bay (now Baia de Fernao Veloso).

7.50am: Left bay.

10.15am: Courses to avoid Pinda shoal and enter Memba Bay.

11.20am: Left bay.

3.12pm: Anchored in Almeida Bay.


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12 January 1918

Almeida Bay to Port Amelia

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

4.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.15am: Maunhane LH bg N14W.

11.45am: Anchored off Port Amelia.


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13 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

10.0am: Divine service, crew of HMS Thistle attended.

10.30am: SS Salamis arrived.

11.0am: HMW Charon alongside for water.

1.10pm: Charon cast off.


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14 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

8.0am: HMW Charon weighed and proceeded.

In pm: Torpedo training class under instruction.


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15 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

In am: Landed marines for route march.


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16 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

8.10am: HMW Echo arrived. One PO and one ldg carpenter’s crew joined ship.

10.30am: Echo alongside.


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17 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Gunlayers, trainers and sightsetters at 1” EA practice.


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18 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

5.20am: HMS Thistle proceeded.

6.10am: SS Salamis proceeded.


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19 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46


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20 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

12.30am: SS Umtata arrived and anchored.

5.0pm: Umtata weighed and proceeded.

* Umtata, Bullard and King Line, the second of four vessels of that name, 1898, 2,655 grt, scrapped 1924.


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21 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

4.0pm: One PO, one shipwright and one LS discharged to Illegible for passage to England.


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22 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Landed marines. Exercised “all boats away under sail”.

2.0pm: SS Umtata arrived and anchored.


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23 January 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

10.0am: SS Umtata proceeded.

3.0pm: Pickle cast off.

10.45am: HMW Pickle arrived and secured alongside.

3.0pm: Pickle cast off.


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24 January 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

11.30am: HMS Challenger arrived.

11.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.13pm: Anchored near the wreck of HMW Childers. Lowered cutter and communicated with Childers.

2.45pm: Weighed and proceeded..

3.50pm: Anchored (probably in Pemba bay).

5.25pm: Weighed and proceeded..


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25 January 1918

At sea.

Lat -11.3, Long 40.6

6.10am: Tambuzi I. bg N75W.

7.30am: Anchored in Tambuzi Passage.

9.0am: Took on stores from SS Keyingham.

11.50am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Delgado LH bg N60W.


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26 January 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -7.3, Long 39.8

8.50am: Moresby Pt LH bg N35W.

10.0am: Same abeam 2.5 miles, a/c N23W.

1.40pm: Ras Kanzi Lt bg N40W.

2.20pm: Same abeam 2 miles, a/c N18W.

5.0pm: Pungume LH N7W, a/c N26W.

6.0pm: Chumbe LH bg N26W.

7.23pm: Same abeam 7 cables.

8.10pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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27 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Discharged gear from HMW Childers into lighter.

2.15pm: Weighed and went alongside collier Alston*.

 * SS Alston, 1903, Britain Steamship Co., renamed Kinoene Maru in 1923, wrecked 1927 off Mokpo, Japan.


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28 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.35am: Coaling.

2.30pm: Finished coaling, received 640 tons. Cast off to anchor.


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29 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.15pm: One stoker RNR discharged to RNB, one ditto joined from same.


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30 January 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Rove new falls for second cutter. Hands cleaning out magazines and shell rooms.

One seedie boy discharged to shore.


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31 January 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.5

7.55am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Niororo I. bg S5W.

4.20pm: Anchored, Niororo I. bg S75E.

6.0pm: HMS Mersey secured alongside.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918

(Niororo I, Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar, at sea to tow in SS Pundua to Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani, Aldabra I., various Seychelles Islands, Lindi and patrolling off Beira)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62233, signed LR Cave.

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Meteorological instruments, no changes.


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1 February 1918

Niororo I. to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -7.1, Long 39.65

5.30am: Weighed and took HMS Mersey in tow.

6.10am: Proceeded.

11.30am: Ras Kanzi LH bg N26W.

6.0pm: Slow, shortened tow,

6.30pm: Slipped Mersey and anchored.


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2 February 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded, HMS Mersey in tow.

10.0am: Chumbe LH bg N23W.

12.40pm: Same abeam, 0.75 miles.

2.15pm: Slipped Mersey.

2.20pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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3 February 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.7, Long 39.8

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded..

6.55am: Chumbe LH abeam 0.75 miles. Stopped to communicate with HMW Pickle.

7.15am: Proceeded.

1.05pm: Latham I. abeam 9 miles.

Courses South of E all day.


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4 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -7.9, Long 43.4

Courses South of E all day until midnight.

11.59pm: A/c N22W.


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5 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.9, Long 44.45

In am: Hands preparing to take in tow.

3.05pm: Sighted SS Pundua bg E by N.

4.15pm: Stopped to take Pundua in tow.

4.50pm: Proceeded.

5.40pm: Course N86W. Pos. by DR 6 24S, 44 22E.

6.25pm: Pundua set sail (which certainly shows willing).


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6 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -6.4, Long 42.3

In am. Lost overboard, one dustpan.

In pm: Exercised “collision stations”.

Read warrant No 155.


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7 February 1918

At sea to Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.3

9.45am: Pungume LH bg N42W.

1.45pm: Chumbe LH abeam 0.75 miles.

3.40pm: Stopped, SS Pundua slipped tow.

3.50pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

5.30pm: One Ch. Carpenter’s mate left ship.

One MAA (Master at Arms), one Ch. Carpenter’s Mate, one painter, one cook’s mate and one carpenter’s crew joined ship.

8.50pm: Weighed and proceeded..

9.45pm: Chumbe LH abeam 0.75 miles.


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8 February 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.55, Long 39.9

5.0am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S5E.

6.15am: Same bg S70W, a/c S18W.

3.30pm: Stopped, lowered boats and went alongside SS Keyingham at Kilwa Kisiwani.


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9 February 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.40am: Finished coaling, received 500 tons.

3.0pm: Cast off, hoisted boats and proceeded, course S81E.


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10 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -9.05, Long 42.7

Course S81E all day.


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11 February 1918

At sea to Aldabra I. and at sea.

Lat -9.3, Long 45.8

12 noon: Aldabra I. bg S74E, a/c S74E.

2.0pm. Stopped off settlement and communicated, shore leave to CPOs.

4.40pm: Proceeded, courses South of East.


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12 February 1918

At sea calling at Menai I.

Lat -9.8, Long 47.6

6.15am: Sighted Menai I. S50E, a/c for same.

7.55am: Stopped off settlement, communicated with shore.

8.45am: Proceeded.

9.40am: Dropped target for sub calibre firing.

11.45am: Completed practice, proceeded.

Course N85E from 1.30pm.


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13 February 1918

At sea, Seychelles.

Lat -9.23, Long 51.03

7.45am: St Pierre I. bg S88E.

9.10am: Stopped off St Pierre I.

9.15am: Proceeded, course N80E.

11.50am: Anchored off Providence I.

6.20pm: Weighed and proceeded, S51W.


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14 February 1918

At sea, Seychelles.

Lat -9.9, Long 51.0

5.45am: St Pierre I. N43E.

7.10am: Stopped off St Pierre and communicated with shore.

7.30am: Proceeded.

11.30am: Farquhar I. bg S25E.

1.43pm: Anchored.

6.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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15 February 1918

At sea, Seychelles.

Lat -10.5, Long 48.75

9.30am: Dropped target for 12 pdr firing practice.

Course S84W.


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16 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -11.25, Long 44.3

11.30am: Sighted Comoro I.

5.45pm: Comoro I. abeam 4 miles.

Westerly courses all day.


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17 February 1918

At sea to Tambuzi I.

Lat -11.36, Long 40.63

7.35am: Tambuzi I: bg N79W.

9.38am: Anchored West of Tambuzi I.


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18 February 1918

Tambuzi I. and at sea for Lindi.

Lat -11.36, Long 40.63

2.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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19 February 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

7.10am: Secured alongside SS Keyingham at Lindi.

8.55am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: Eng. Cdr Forbes rejoined from hospital.

2.25pm: Finished coaling, received 435 tons.

3.30pm: Collier cast off and both vessels anchored.


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20 February 1918

Lindi and at sea towards Beira.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.1

5.40am: HMW Charon arrived,

8.50am: Discharged Eng. Cdr Fish to HMS Thistle.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.0pm: Delgado LH bg South.

5.30pm: Same abeam 6.5 miles.


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21 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -13.9, Long 41.0

In am: Exercised small arms companies.

In pm: Make and mend.


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22 February 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.4, Long 39.8


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23 February 1918

At sea to Beira.

Lat -19.3, Long 36.05

6.0pm: Beira LH bg N85W.

7.35pm: Anchored, Beira.


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24 February 1918

Beira and at sea.

Lat -19.9, Long 35.2

9.55am: Weighed and proceeded, course S77E.


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25 February 1918

Patrolling.

Lat -19.9, Long 38.1


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26 February 1918

Patrolling.

Lat -19.1, Long 36.6


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27 February 1918

Patrolling.

Lat -19.0, Long 37.5


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28 February 1918

At sea to Beira and at sea patrolling.

Lat -20.0, Long 35.4

6.15am: Beira LH bg N76W.

7.30am: Anchored, Beira.

9.40am: Weighed and proceeded.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918

(Porto Amelia, Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani, Lindi and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm.53/62234, signed LR Cave.

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No changes to instruments.


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1 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -19.3, Long 37.7

Course N60E all day.


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2 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -17.3, Long 40.25

NE’ly courses all day.


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3 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -14.5, Long 41.0

4.15am: Passed SS Exmoor (?) Southbound.

Northerly courses all day.


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4 March 1918

At sea to Port Amelia and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -12.7, Long 40.8

2.45am: Maunhane LH bg N30W.

7.15am: Anchored, Port Amelia.

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.


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5 March 1918

At sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 40.5

7.40pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N45W.

9.0pm: Same abeam 11 miles.


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6 March 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: Chumbe LH bg N26W.

8.10am: Same abeam 0.5 miles.

9.10am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

1.30pm: One private RMLI discharged to barracks for duty.

1.45pm: Collier SS Allendale secured alongside.

4.0pm: One bugler, one corporal and 17 privates RMLI joined from RNB.


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7 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.25am: Commenced coaling.

11.20am: HMS Severn arrived.

5.10pm: Finished coaling, received 765 tons.

5.40pm: Collier cast off.


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8 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Hands getting in stores and provisions.

Discharged one stoker to hospital.

Landed dental party.

Six seedie boys joined ship.

One seedie boy discharged to hospital.

Two stokers RFR, two seedie boys and one seedie officer’s servant joined ship from Barracks.


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9 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Two seedie boys joined ship.

In pm: Ass. Paymr B*** RNR joined from RNB.

4.25pm: Pte Kavanagh RMLI brought aboard from HMS Mersey for cell punishment.


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10 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.

3.30pm: HMS Lunka arrived.


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11 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Divers monthly dip.

Three seedie stokers, one seaman and one officer steward discharged to shore.

One L/Cpl and one private RMLI joined from HMS Mersey for examination.


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12 March 1918

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -6.8, Long 39.3

6.0am: Discharged to shore one 2nd Tyndal.

6.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.45am: Pungume LH bg N6E.

10.30am: Anchored, Dar-es-salaam.

5.35pm: HMS Trent arrived.


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13 March 1918

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.45am: Chumbe LH bg N25W.

11.20am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

Held educational test for marines.

1.20pm: HMS Trent arived.

2.25pm: Discharged one stoker to HMS Lunka.

7.0pm: Discharged two marines to HMS Mersey.


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14 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Discharged two shipwrights to HMS Mersey (temp.).

9.10am: Hands drawing stores from HMS Trent.

6.30pm: Discharged one private RMLI to Mersey, completed cell punishment.


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15 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.0am: HMS Lunka proceeded.

5.20pm: Two stokers RFR discharged to Zanzibar barracks.


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16 March 1918

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.15am: HMW Charon sailed.

1.15pm: HMW Pickle sailed.

6.15pm: One AB RFR joined for passage.

7.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.55pm: Chumbe Lt dipped bg N27W.


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17 March 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.8

2.10am: Passed HMT Dongola.

4.10am: Moresby Pt LH bg S7W.

5.40am: Same abeam 10 miles, a/c S20W.

2.15pm: Albermarle Spit bg S42W.

4.25pm: Anchored in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.

5.0pm: Discharged one AB RFR to HMS Challenger.


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18 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.15am: Board of officers left ship to attend disciplinary court on HMS Challenger.

10.20am: One SBR and two stokers HO joined ship from Challenger.

6.0pm: SS Umtata proceeded.


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19 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

In am: Sent working party to HMW Charon.

2.30pm: Shifted berth.

4.0pm: WP about Charon discharged stores and coal into lighter. (The log of HMS Challenger records sending a salvage party to Charon at 6.30am, so they were either aground or sinking.)

10.15pm: WP returned.


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20 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: Four seedie boys sent to HMW Charon.

7.50am: Lt Boustead (?) lent to Charon.

Mr Coombes, bo’sun, joined ship.

9.15am: Shifted berth.

1.45pm: HMW Fly arrived.

6.0pm: Received five tons of coal from Charon.


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21 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

9.45am: Court of Inquiry held on board.

One seedie boy seaman returned from HMW Charon.

4.15pm: HMW Salamander arrived.

5.30pm: Lighter alongside with Charon’s something.


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22 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

5.45am. Landed marines for drill.

10.0am: One signal rating joined from HMW Salamander.

3.30pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

4.10pm: One signal rating discharged to Salamander.

4.30pm: The two shipwrights lent to HMS Mersey rejoined.

5.30pm: Rinaldo left.

6.30pm: Salamander alongside.


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23 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: HMW Salamander left.

7.0pm: Slung clean hammocks.


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24 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.15am: HMW Salamander arrived.

8.50am: HMW Charon secured alongside.

4.30pm: Mr Coombs, bo’sun, discharged to Charon for duty. Hands employed replacing gear in Charon.

6.30pm: HMW Echo arrived and sailed. Three seedie boy seamen rejoined ship. One seedie boy rejoined from leave. Two stokers and three seamen rejoined ship.


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25 March 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.75

6.0am: HMW Charon sailed.

9.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: Anchored in Lindi Bay.


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26 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

1.40am: SS Salamis arrived.

11.30am: HMW Salamander alongside for water.

4.10pm: Salamander proceeded.


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27 March 1918

Lindi, at sea and return.

Lat -9.9, Long 40.0

7.45am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am to 1.40pm: Live firing practice at target.

2.15pm: Returned to harbour.

3.25pm: Anchored, Lindi harbour.

4.0pm: One tel. rating discharged to HMW Echo.


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28 March 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

5.0pm: Portuguese cruiser (Adamastor, vide log of HMS Lunka) sailed.

5.15pm: Four officers, one PO Tel., one tel. rating and one armourer joined from Lunka for passage to Zanzibar.

5.30pm: One Lt RNR joined ship from SS Ingoma.


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29 March 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

3.30pm: HMS Challenger arrived, discharged one Lt RNR to same.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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30 March 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.6, Long 39.4

4.20am: Moresby Pt Lt bg N24W.

5.25am: Same abeam 9.5 miles, a/c N26W.

9.45am: Ras Kanzi abeam 6 miles.

2.17pm: Chumbe LH abeam 0.75 miles.

3.05pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.

3.10pm: One PO Tel. discharged to HMS Severn.

4.30pm: Captain Lambert RN discharged to hospital.

4.50pm: One SSA discharged to hospital (probably to look after the Captain).


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31 March 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918

(Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani, Lindi, KK, Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62235, signed LR Cave.

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Instrument page. No changes.


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1 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.0am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

Red watch “out starboard kedge” for exercise.

Hands cleaning small arms, stripping and cleaning deflection tracker, remainder at 12 pdr gun drill.

11.10am: NRP Aldamastor arrived.

11.30am: HMS Lunka arrived.

12.45pm: Paid quarterly settlement.

Hands prepare ship for coaling.

2.15pm: Collier Alston came alongside.

Leave granted to red and white watches.

4.0pm: Evening quarters.

11.15pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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2 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: One seedie boy stoker discharged to shore. One ditto joined from same.

11.15am: Finished coaling. Received 410 tons.

11.30am: Collier cast off.

1.30pm: One PO signals and one LS discharged to hospital for dental treatment.


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3 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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4 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Red watch exercised “out stream anchor”.

11.0am: NRP Adamastor proceeded.

11.30am: One 2nd Tyndal joined ship.

11.45pm: HMS Lunka proceeded.


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5 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Marines landed for route march.

9.0am: One PO to HMS Severn for examination for Gunner G.

1.30pm: One Chief Armourer and one joiner lent to RNB.

4.30pm: One signal rating discharged to HMW Fly.

5.20pm: One ditto joined from HMW Salamander.


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6 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: One joiner to RNB to pass exams.

9.50am: Mr Coombes, Bos’un, rejoined ship from HMW Salamander.

11.0am: One AB joined from HMW Fly.

11.20am: HMW Fly proceeded.

11.30am: One seedie boy discharged to shore.

11.0am: One AB joined from HMW Fly.

3.30pm: One PO and one LS rejoined from hospital.

10.20pm: One stoker AS brought aboard under escort from RNB and placed under arrest.


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7 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: SS Ingoma arrived.

6.30am: One Chaplain, one Staff Surgeon, one Eng. Lt, one S/Lt RNR, one Ass. Paymr RNR and one Warrant Engineer discharged to Ingoma.

9.0am: HMW Charon and tug Golden Crown proceeded.

4.35pm: HMS Lunka arrived.

5.30pm: One Staff Surgeon and one Chaplain joined ship.


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8 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.0am: Exercised “away all boats”.

1.50pm: One SSA rejoined from hospital.


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9 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.0am: Two shipwrights lent to HMS Severn.

9.25pm: Captain Lambert rejoined from hospital.

1.30pm: One stoker RNR and one private RMLI discharged to hospital.

4.30pm: One stoker (prisoner) discharged to HMS Lunka (for passage to Dar-es-salaam, vide log of Lunka).

6.30pm: Two shipwrights returned from Severn.


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10 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50am: HMS Lunka proceeded.

6.10am: HMW Charon proceeded.

6.15am: Lighter alongside with stores.

7.0am: Two shipwrights lent to HMS Severn.


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11 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.50pm: HMS Trent arrived.


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12 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

7.45am: Diving party sent to HMS Trent.

3.0pm: HMW Echo arrived.


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13 April 1918

Zanzibar and at sea towards Kilwa Kiswani.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.0am: Stork proceeded.

7.20am: Two shipwrights lent to HMS Severn.

9.0am: HMW Echo proceeded.

10.35am: HMW Salamander proceeded.

2.35pm: Weighed and proceeded..

3.28pm: Chumbe LH abeam, 0.75 miles.

8.45pm: Ras Kanzi Lt abeam 5 miles.

11.55pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S6W.


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14 April 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.7, Long 39.7

2.20am: Moresby Pt abeam 11 miles, a/c S21W.

10.30am: Fanjove I. bg S87W.

11.30am: Same abeam 10.5 miles.

12.10pm: Albermarle Spit bg S34W.

4.0pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lt Davis RNR joined ship (from HMS Challenger, vide log of same).

4.15pm: Two boys C3 and one OS HO joined ship.

One stoker, one telegraphist and one armourer discharged to Challenger.


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15 April 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani to Lindi.

Lat -9.7, Long 39.9

6.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

2.15pm: Anchored, Lindi.

3.30pm: HMW Fly arrived.

3.40pm: One signalman joined from HMW Pickle, sick.

5.30pm: One signalman discharged to same.


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16 April 1918

Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

Cleaning, painting, training classes.


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17 April 1918

Lindi to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.6, Long 39.8

6.15am: HMW Salamander alongside.

7.40am: Salamander cast off.

7.50am: HMW Fly alongside.

9.0am: Fly cast off.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

4.05pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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18 April 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

1.0pm: Issued monthly slops.

1.40pm: Away all boats to sail around harbour.


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19 April 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55


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20 April 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.15pm: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

7.20pm: Two shipwrights (B Phillips and W Chappell, vide log of Rinaldo) rejoined from same.

7.45pm: One prisoner brought aboard for cell punishment.


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21 April 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.10am: HMS Rinaldo proceeded.


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22 April 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea towards Zanzibar.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

6.0am: Away all boats and pull round fleet.

8.0am: HMS Challenger arrived.

2.0pm: One seaman RFR joined from Challenger and Challenger proceeded.

2.30pm: Weighed and proceeded.

9.04pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N.

10.25pm: Same abeam 8 miles.


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23 April 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30am: Ras Kanzi Lt bg N38W.

2.35am: Same abeam 5.5 miles.

8.15am: Chumbe Lt abeam 0.75 miles.

9.0am: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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24 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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25 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: Landed WP to repair coal bags.

11.20am: HMW Pickle arrived.

11.30am: AB Thompson sent aboard from Pickle under escort.

2.15pm: Collier SS Hebburn* alongside.

* Hebburn, 1908, 1,938 grt, Burnett SS Co., sunk by a mine September 1918.


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26 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

9.25am: Finished coaling 365 tons.

10.10am: Collier proceeded.

1.30pm: Two marines discharged to RN hospital.


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27 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: One AB and one AB prisoner discharged to HMW Echo.

10.0am: Echo proceeded.

1.30pm: One signalman discharged to HMW Pickle.

4.10pm: One signalman rejoined from same.


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28 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Sunday routine.

3.40pm: HMS Minerva arrived.

5.30pm: One AB and two stokers joined from Minerva.


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29 April 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.30pm: One seedie boy discharged to hospital.


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30 April 1918

Zanzibar and at sea towards Lindi.

Lat -6.5, Long 39.3

6.0am: One seedie boy discharged to HMS Minerva.

8.45am: One Ass. Paymr discharged to Minerva.

9.34am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.30pm: Makatumbe LH bg S35W, a/c S35E.

8.0pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S25W.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1918

(Zanzibar, Lindi, Port Amelia and Zanzibar)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62236, signed LR Cave.

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1 May 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.9

6.45pm: Anchored, Lindi.

8.0pm: HMS Lunka proceeded.


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2 May 1918

Lindi and at sea.

Lat -10.2, Long 40.4

7.10am: Weighed and proceeded.

3.0pm: Delgado Lt bg S7W.


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3 May 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

3.40am: Ibo Lt bg N65W.

8.20am: Anchored, Porto Amelia.

Ass. Paymr HC Sargent RNR admonished for neglect of duty as Captain’s clerk.

10.0pm: Portuguese tug proceeded.


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4 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46


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5 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Sunday routine.


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6 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Hands getting up cable for survey and blacking down rigging.


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7 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Hands rattling down, dismounting guns and painting on mess deck.

2.0pm: Weighed starboard anchor, dropped port.


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8 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Hands getting up cable for survey. Marines landed for route march.

Painting in chain locker etc.

9.30pm: NRP Adamastor arived.

10.45pm: Adamastor left.


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9 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Aired bedding and mustered same for Captain’s inspection.

Make and mend in pm.


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10 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

6.0am: Exercised “away all boats”. Rigged sailing pinnace for diving.

Divers working on underwater fittings.

10.30am: One Lt RNR and one PO joined ship from SS Hymettus.


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11 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

4.0pm: Read warrant No 156.


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12 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

9.35am: HS Ebani arrived.


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13 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

7.0am: Rigged diving party.


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14 May 1918

Port Amelia, at sea and return.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.7

12.01am: Weighed and proceeded.

1.45pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

6.0pm: Lt Davis RNR discharged to military hospital.


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15 May 1918

Port Amelia at sea and return.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

5.45am: SS Montrose proceeded.

6.30am: Portuguese steamer Chinde arrived.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded for torpedo practice.

12.40pm: Anchored.


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16 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

4.30pm: Lt Taylor RNR discharged to SS Salamis for passage to Durban.


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17 May 1918

Port Amelia, at sea and return.

Lat -12.8, Long 40.7

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded to sea for target practice.

11.45am: Finished, picked up target.

2.30pm: Anchored in Pemba Bay.


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18 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46


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19 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

Sunday routine.


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20 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

6.0am. Exercised “away all boats”.

In am: Cleaning shell rooms and magazines. Gunlayers at 1” aiming rifle practice.

9.0pm: NRP Adamastor arrived.

11.0pm: SS Chinde proceeded.


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21 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

6.30am: SS Ingoma arrived.

10.30pm: NRP Adamastor proceeded.


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22 May 1918

Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

5.15am: SS Ingoma sailed.

5.15pm: SS Chow Tai (Chowtia in log) arrived.


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23 May 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

11.12am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

12.05pm: Weighed and proceeded.

3.15pm: Ibo LH bg N25W.


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24 May 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.3, Long 39.8

1.30am: Delgado LH bg S69W 14 miles.

12.30pm: Kivurugu Is bg N40W.

3.15pm: Secured alongside collier Hebburn (Hepburn in log) in Kilwa Kisiwani harbour.


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25 May 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

4.20am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: SS Kintail arrived.

10.45am: Finished coaling, received 560 tons. Cast off to anchor.

4.20pm: Weighed and proceeded.

5.20pm: Albermarle Spit abeam 1 mile.

11.59pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg N10W.


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26 May 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

1.10am: Moresby Pt Lt abeam 8.5 miles.

10.45am: Chumbe LH abeam 0.75 miles.

11.30am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

4.10pm: One tel. rating joined from RNB.


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27 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am: HMW Echo left.


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28 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.25am: One stoker RNR discharged to RNH.


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29 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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30 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

In am: Training classes, hands refitting barge falls.

In pm: Make and mend.


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31 May 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Training classes, hands turning pinnace falls.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918

(Zanzibar, Tanga, Zanzibar, Kilwa Kisiwani, Lindi, Sudi Bay, Port Amelia and Kiliman)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62237, signed LR Cave.

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Instruments, no changes.


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1 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

Paid monthly money.


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2 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

11.45am: One ship’s corporal discharged to RNB.

4.30pm: One LS discharged to RNB.


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3 June 1918

Zanzibar to Tanga.

Lat -5.4, Long 39.2

7.25am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.0am: Mwana Mwana LH bg N24E.

9.45am: Same abeam 1 mile.

2.55pm: Anchored, Tanga harbour.


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4 June 1918

Tanga.

Lat -5.05, Long 39.1

In am: Hands rig diving boat and work on sunken lighter.


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5 June 1918

Tanga to Zanzibar.

Lat -5.3, Long 39.25

6.0am: Exercised “out bower anchor”.

9.50am: Weighed and proceeded..

3.12pm: Mwana Mwana LH abeam 1 mile.

5.15pm: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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6 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded for torpedo practice.

7.30am: Practice complete.

8.0am: Anchored.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded.

10.45am: Anchored, Zanzibar.

In pm: Make and mend.


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7 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.30am: H*** arrived.

2.0pm: One ship’s corporal discharged to RNH.

2.30pm: One AB and one private RMLI rejoined from same.


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8 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.0am: One signal rating lent to HMW Fly.

10.20am: Fly left.

8.20pm: SS Palamcotta arrived.


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9 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

2.30pm: NRP Adamastor arrived.


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10 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.30am: One LS joined from RNB to pass education test.


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11 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

10.10am: One 2nd Tyndal rejoined from RNH.

2.0pm: One AB RFR discharged to RNH.


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12 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

6.30am: HMW Charon sailed.

12.15pm: NRP Adamastor proceeded.


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13 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2


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14 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

12.10am: HMW Charon arrived.

1.45am: SS Tuna proceeded.

11.20am: One stoker RNR discharged to RNH.


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15 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

9.0am: One telegraphist discharged to HMW Charon.


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16 June 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.3, Long 39.2

11.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

11.55am: Chumbe LH abeam.

1.10pm: Pungume LH abeam 3.5 miles.

1.45pm: Stopped, full astern both, collided with dhow Z528.

1.47pm: Lowered both seaboats.

1.54pm: Dhow sank in pos. 6 33.5S, 39 21.75E.

2.30pm: Transferred crew of Z528 to Z328.

3.10pm: Proceeded.

5.30pm: Ras Kanzi abeam 6 miles.

8.25pm: Moresby Pt Lt bg S35W, a/c S9E.

10.10pm: A/c N28W.

Temp. Lt FN Middleton RNR admonished for disobedience to orders, in not reporting to the Captain a dhow in sight.


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17 June 1918

At sea to Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

4.40am: Makatumbe LH bg N72W.

6.20am: Pungume LH bg N17W.

7.28am: Chumbe LH bg N24W.

9.45am: Anchored, Zanzibar.


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18 June 1918

Zanzibar.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

5.15am: SS Hymettus proceeded.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 157.

6.45pm: HMS Ivy arrived.


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19 June 1918

Zanzibar and at sea.

Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

8.50am: Magician arrived.

11.0am: One ldg stoker discharged to RNH.

7.05pm: Weighed and proceeded, S30E.


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20 June 1918

At sea to Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -8.4, Long 39.8

2.50am: Moresby Pt Lt bg S10E.

4.50am: Same abeam 5 miles.

2.30pm: Albermarle Spit bg S29W.

3.50pm: Same abeam 0.75 miles.

4.45pm: Anchored, Kilwa Kisiwani.


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21 June 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

7.0am: Collier Hebburn alongside.

7.30am: HMS Rinaldo arrived.

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

11.0am: One ldg stoker joined from Rinaldo.

2.46pm: Finished coaling, received 430 tons.

3.0pm: One ldg stoker, three stokers HO, one OS and one boy discharged to Hebburn.

4.30pm: Rinaldo proceeded.

5.0pm: SS Hebburn proceeded.


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22 June 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani.

Lat -9.0, Long 39.55

8.0am: HMW Styx arrived.

9.0am: Styx left.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 158.


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23 June 1918

Kilwa Kisiwani and at sea.

Lat -8.1, Long 39.6

7.05am: Weighed and proceeded.

8.40am: Fanjove LH bg N18W.

10.50am: Okuza I. bg N49W.

12.20pm: Anchored near HMW Styx West of Kibondo I. Hands transferring gear from Styx and preparing to tow.

2.36pm: Weighed and proceeded, Styx in tow.

2.40pm: Styx floated.

3.05pm: Styx alongside to receive gear.

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded, Southerly courses.


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24 June 1918

At sea to Lindi.

Lat -9.96, Long 39.74

9.10am: Anchored in Lindi Bay.

11.10am: HMW Pickle alongside.

1.0pm: Pickle left.


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25 June 1918

Lindi and at sea to Sudi Bay and on towards Port Amelia.

Lat -10.1, Long 40.3

1.0am: HMW Charon proceeded.

4.30am: Weighed and proceeded.

6.50am. Anchored in Sudi Bay.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded in company with HMWs Prattler and Pickle.

5.40pm: Delgado abeam 5.5 miles.


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26 June 1918

At sea to Port Amelia.

Lat -12.94, Long 40.46

11.10am: Anchored in Pemba Bay.

1.10pm: HMW Prattler alongside for coal.

3.35pm: Prattler cast off.

4.0pm: HMW Pickle alongside for coal.

5.20pm: HS Ebani proceeded.

5.30pm: SS Hymettus arrived.

5.45pm: Pickle cast off.


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27 June 1918

Port Amelia and at sea.

Lat -13.2, Long 40.7

8.30am: Lt Davis RNR rejoined ship.

9.20am: Weighed and proceeded.

7.40pm: Observed beam of light below horizon, apparently ship’s searchlight bg NE.

11.45pm: St George I. bg S52W.


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28 June 1918

At sea.

Lat -16.2, Long 40.4

1.06am: St George I. abeam 12 miles.

9.0am: Range firing practice and control drill.

Fired four rounds of 12 pdr to test mountings.

12.50pm: Mafamede I. bg S84W.

2.06pm: Same abeam 7 miles.


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29 June 1918

At sea to Kiliman (now Quelimane).

Lat -18.1, Long 37.25

1.15pm: Anchored in Kiliman River.

3.35pm: HMWs Pickle and Prattler weighed and proceeded up harbour.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 159.

4.15pm: HMS Ivy proceeded South.

4.30pm: SS Tuna proceeded North.


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30 June 1918

Kiliman River and at sea.

Lat -18.01, Long 36.95 (approx)

5.45pm: One PO, one SBS and one OS joined ship.

6.11pm: Weighed and proceeded.


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Logs for 1 July to 21 July missing. 22 July onwards, new commission.



LOGS FOR JULY 22nd to 31st 1918

(Simonstown for recommission)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62238.

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Instruments, no change.


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22 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: Crew left ship.

11.55am: New ship’s company joined ship.

2.30pm: Read warrant No 1.

4.0pm: Cdr Scott RN and Surgeon Morrison RN left ship.


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23 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.30am: Cleared lower deck and exercised “fire stations” and “general quarters”.

In pm: Hands reeving anchor gear and rigging main derrick.

5.50pm: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.


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24 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Cast off from dock wall and proceeded to No 1 Buoy.

Hands reeving boat falls and unreeving anchor gear.

2.0pm: Exercised “collision stations”.


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25 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.40am: Medical inspection of all watches, daymen and artisans.

3.40pm: Captain Maitland-Kirwan and officers of new commission joined ship.


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26 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Exercised “general quarters” and “clear for action”.


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27 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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28 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.

7.0pm: Hoisted and turned in all boats.


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29 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.25am: Slipped and left harbour for exercises in False Bay.

10.45am: Turned for harbour.

12.05pm: Anchored.

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded for exercises.

2.45pm: Turned for harbour.

3.40pm: Anchored.

4.45pm: Exercised “out kedge anchor”.


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30 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.57am: Weighed and proceeded for exercises.

2.30pm: Entered harbour. No I mooring grass line carried away (winds SE 6-7).

3.30pm: Anchored.

3.50pm: Read warrant No 2.

4.55pm: Let go second anchor.


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31 July 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: Weighed and proceeded to No 1 mooring.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918

(Simonstown, Saldanha Bay for working up and Simonstown for dry dock)


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Front cover, Adm. 53/62239, signed Lt Wright RNR.

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Fuel and distance figures for engines, obtained 1910 and signed by the Captain, 7 September 1918.

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Instruments, no changes.


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1 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.0am: Hands clean ship.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers.

Hands employed as requisite.

12.40pm: Paid monthly advance.

Hands employed as requisite.

Leave to red watch and fisrt part of blue watch, 4.15pm to 7.15 am.

11.50pm: Drew fires in steam cutter.


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2 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands cleared lighter of stores.


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3 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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4 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.45am: Church parties landed for special service in dockyard.


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5 August 1918

Simonstown and at sea.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

4.55pm: Slipped and proceeded to sea.


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6 August 1918

At sea to Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

6.46am: Stellar pos. 33 15S, 17 27E.

10.25am: Anchored in Saldanha Bay.

11.20am: Shifted berth.

In pm: Exercised all boats’ crews.

Exercised night defence.


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7 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

In am: Exercised “prepare to tow aft”.

In pm: Exercised night defence and control parties.

Hands scrub hammocks.


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8 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded for torpedo practice.

11.14am: Anchored.

In pm: Fire, kedge anchor and sailing drills.


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9 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Exercised “general quarters” and boat sailing.


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10 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

8.55am: Shifted berth.


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11 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Sunday routine.


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12 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded into Houtjes Bay (in the Northern part of Saldanha Bay).

9.24am: Anchored. Exercised mooring ship.

In pm: Control parties at 1” aiming practice. Boys boat sailing.


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13 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

In am: Exercised “out wire hawsers” and “out bower anchor”. Exercised “away all boats”.

In pm: Hoisted all boats. Control parties at .303 aiming.


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14 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


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15 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


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16 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


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17 August 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


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18 August 1918

Saldanha Bay and at sea.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

3.50pm: Weighed and proceeded.

8.32pm: Dassen I. abeam 20 miles.


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19 August 1918

At sea to Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.55am: Arrived off entrance to basin, Simonstown.

8.40am: Secured in dry dock. Hands cleaning ship’s bottom.


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20 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: Hands getting out ammunition.


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21 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.20pm: HMS Astraea (Astrea in log) arrived.


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22 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.0pm: Dock partly flooded.


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23 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.45am: Left dry dock to anchor.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 3.

6.25pm: HMS Kent arrived.


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24 August 1918

Simonstown

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43.

2.40pm: HMS Kent left.

6.45am: Weighed and proceeded alongside B wall. Hands coaling ship.

4.0pm: Finished coaling, received 440 tons.


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25 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Sunday routine.


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26 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands landing ammunition.

1.45pm: Left basin to No 1 mooring.


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27 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Loading provisions into lighter.

In pm: Unloading and stowing provisions from lighter.


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28 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.0am: Slipped and proceeded to False Bay for sub-calibre firing.

12 noon: Firing complete.

3.05pm: Made fast to No 1 buoy.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff56: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62239/ADM 53-62239-017_1.jpg)


29 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff57: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62239/ADM 53-62239-018_0.jpg)


30 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.10pm: Landed funeral party (for the funeral of Lt Walter Charles Yates, late of HMS Hyacinth, d. 29 August 1918, illness.)

4.0pm: Read warrant No 6.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff58: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62239/ADM 53-62239-018_1.jpg)


31 August 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Paid monthly money.

Read warrant No 5.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918

(Simonstown, Saldanha Bay and Simonstown into dry dock)

 

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4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff5e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-001_1.jpg)

Front cover, Adm. 53/62240, signed Lt Wright RN.

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4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff61: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-003_0.jpg)

Instruments, no changes.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff62: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-003_1.jpg)


1 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.0am: Drew fires in steam cutter.

6.15am: Hands clean ship. Lit fires in steam cutter.

9.0am: Landed church parties.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Church.

Special leave to white watch and 2nd part of red watch, 1.15pm to 7.30am.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff63: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-004_0.jpg)


2 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.30am: Water tank alongside, received 16 tons.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff64: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-004_1.jpg)


3 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In am: Marines landed for exercise.

4.0pm: Read warrant No 4.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff65: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-005_0.jpg)


4 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff66: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-005_1.jpg)


5 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.30pm: CPO Self (?) discharged to HMS Astraea.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff67: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-006_0.jpg)


6 September 1918

At sea to Saldanha Bay.

Lat -32.87, Long 17.88

6.26am: Slipped and proceeded.

8.36am: Cape of Good Hope LH abeam 6 miles.

6.05pm: Schooner Rock bg N14W 1 mile.

6.21pm: Anchored in Saldanha Bay.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff68: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-006_1.jpg)


7 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

4.0pm: Read warrant No 8.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff69: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-007_0.jpg)


8 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

9.30am. Muster by the open list.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff6a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-007_1.jpg)


9 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Exercised “out bower anchor” and “away all boats”.

Exercised boat sailing.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff6b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-008_0.jpg)


10 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Control drill.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff6c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-008_1.jpg)


11 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Exercised “collision stations” and “general quarters”.

Control parties at 1” aiming practice.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff6d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-009_0.jpg)


12 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Seamen landed for route march.

Make and mend in pm.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff6e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-009_1.jpg)


13 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

1” aiming practice. Exercised “out collision mat”.

Read warrant No 9.

Boiler of steam cutter found to be damaged by lack of water. Placed on deck for repairs.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff6f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-010_0.jpg)


14 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff70: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-010_1.jpg)


15 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff71: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-011_0.jpg)


16 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Exercised weigh and cat anchor by hand.

Sea securing anchor slip carried away and lost overboard.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff72: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-011_1.jpg)


17 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff73: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-012_0.jpg)


18 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Exercised “out bower anchor” and “away all boats”.


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff74: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-012_1.jpg)


19 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b31cadfd3419702ff75: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-013_0.jpg)


20 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff76: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-013_1.jpg)


21 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff77: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-014_0.jpg)


22 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff78: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-014_1.jpg)


23 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff79: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-015_0.jpg)


24 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0

Exercised diving party.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff7a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-015_1.jpg)


25 September 1918

Saldanha Bay.

Lat -33.05, Long 18.0


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26 September 1918

Saldanha Bay and at sea to Simonstown.

Lat -33.8, Long 17.9

5.45am: Weighed and proceeded..

7.17pm: Anchored, Simonstown.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff7c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-016_1.jpg)


27 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.38am: Weighed and proceeded. into dock. Hands landing ammunition.

4.10pm: Read warrant No 10.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff7d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-017_0.jpg)


28 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Hands landing ammunition.

Make and mend in pm.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff7e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-017_1.jpg)


29 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff7f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62240/ADM 53-62240-018_0.jpg)


30 September 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

1.30pm: Cast off and proceeded into dry dock.

Sick list 11.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918

(Simonstown in dry dock and Spanish Flu epidemic)

 

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4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff86: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-001_1.jpg)

Front cover, Adm. 53/62241, signed Lt Wright, NO.

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff87: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-002_0.jpg)

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff88: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-002_1.jpg)

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Instruments, no change.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff8a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-003_1.jpg)


1 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

6.30am: Cleaning ship’s bottom.

In pm: Paid quarterly money.

Hands employed painting and chipping.

Leave to white watch and first part of red watch, 5.0pm to 8.0am.

Sick list 12.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff8b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-004_0.jpg)


2 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

In pm: 18 patients sent to hospital (the first victims of Spanish flu).


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff8c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-004_1.jpg)


3 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

26 patients sent to hospital.

53 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff8d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-005_0.jpg)


4 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2:15pm: 37 patients sent to hospital.

53 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff8e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-005_1.jpg)


5 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

41 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff8f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-006_0.jpg)


6 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

35 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff90: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-006_1.jpg)


7 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.10am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

50 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff91: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-007_0.jpg)


8 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

56 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff92: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-007_1.jpg)


9 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

 1.18pm: Landed funeral party for Sherif B Abdulla, seedie boy, Mahangama B Ahmed, seedie stoker and Shagamo B Mohadi, seedie stoker, all died from illness.

5.25pm: HMS Hyacinth proceeded.

56 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff93: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-008_0.jpg)


10 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

47 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff94: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-008_1.jpg)


11 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Read warrants Nos 14 and 15.

4.15pm: HIJMS Niitaka arrived.

32 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff95: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-009_0.jpg)


12 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.40am: Died at RNH, Stoker PO Charles EW Jarrett, K 12008, illness.

9.15am: Landed funeral party (probably for VCPO Ronald GD White, 347419, d. 11 October, illness).

1.15pm: Ass. Paymr Seymour RNR joined ship.

4.0pm: Funeral party landed (probably for SPO Jarrett).

42 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff96: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-009_1.jpg)


13 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

9.20am: LS Gilbert Day, 237795, died at RNH, illness.

30 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff97: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-010_0.jpg)


14 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12.20pm: Khamis B Feruzi, (real name, but served as Kamese Bin Forasi), died at RNH, illness.

1.15pm: Funeral party landed (probably for LS Day).

23 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff98: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-010_1.jpg)


15 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

17 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff99: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-011_0.jpg)


16 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

5.0am: Seedie boy Said bin Salem died.

11.0am: Landed corpse of Said bin Salem.

14 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff9a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-011_1.jpg)


17 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

2.0pm: Landed funeral party (probably for Said bin Salem).

17 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff9b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-012_0.jpg)


18 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.05am: Landed funeral party.

15 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff9c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-012_1.jpg)


19 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

19 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff9d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-013_0.jpg)


20 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.0am: Landed funeral party.

17 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff9e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-013_1.jpg)


21 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

14 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ff9f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-014_0.jpg)


22 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

12 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-014_1.jpg)


23 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-015_0.jpg)


24 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-015_1.jpg)


25 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-016_0.jpg)


26 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-016_1.jpg)


27 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-017_0.jpg)


28 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.0am: Sent working party to shift collier Ramsay.

8.30am: HMS Hyacinth arrived.

14 on sick list


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-017_1.jpg)


29 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

15 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-018_0.jpg)


30 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

16 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-018_1.jpg)


31 October 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

15 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffa9: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-019_0.jpg)

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffaa: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-019_1.jpg)

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffab: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62241/ADM 53-62241-020_0.jpg)

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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffae: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-001_1.jpg)

Front cover, Adm. 53/62242, signed Lt Wright, NO.

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffaf: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-002_0.jpg)

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-002_1.jpg)

4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-003_1.jpg)


1 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

13 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-004_0.jpg)


2 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-004_1.jpg)


3 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

14 on sick list.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb5: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-005_0.jpg)


4 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb6: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-005_1.jpg)


5 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb7: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-006_0.jpg)


6 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

3.15 pm: Left dry dock and secured to No 4 jetty.

4.0pm: Read warrants Nos 21 and 22.


4caf8b32cadfd3419702ffb8: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62242/ADM 53-62242-006_1.jpg)


7 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.30am: Hands stowing ammunition.

8.0pm: HMS Hyacinth left.

11.0pm: Hyacinth returned.


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8 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

13 on sicklist.


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9 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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10 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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11 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

8.30am: HMS Hyacinth entered basin.


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12 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Page for 13 November missing.


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14 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

7.15am: Commenced coaling from lighters.

5.20pm: Finished coaling.


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15 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Read warrant No 23.


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16 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

Surgeon Brown rejoined from hospital.

Read warrants Nos 24 and 25.


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17 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43


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18 November 1918

Simonstown.

Lat -34.18, Long 18.43

10.0am: Staff Paymr De Veulle left ship.

Read warrant No 26.


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19 November 1918

Simonstown and at sea towards Durban.

Lat -34.4, Long 18.6

10.19am: Slipped and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 35 13S, 19 53E.

8.45pm: C Agulhas abeam 25 miles.


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20 November 1918

At sea.

Lat -34.85, Long 23.3

8.0am: Pos. 34 56S, 22 27E.

8.0pm: Pos. 34 30S, 25 02E.

11.26pm: C Recife abeam 16.5 miles.


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21 November 1918

At sea.

Lat -33.3, Long 27.8

3.15am: Bird I. Lt bg N10W.

8.0am: Pos. 33 40S, 27 13E.

8.05am: Great Fish Lt abeam 10 miles.

1.45pm: Hood Pt abeam 8 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 32 35S, 28 50E.


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22 November 1918

At sea.

Lat -31.1, Long 30.35

8.0am: Pos. 31 28S, 30 06E.

3.30pm: Pt Shepstone abeam 7.5 miles.

8.0pm: Pos. 30 25S, 30 56E.


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23 November 1918

At sea to Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.10am: Picked up pilot.

7.45am: Made fast alongside C Shed.

Read warrants Nos 26 and 27.


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24 November 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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25 November 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02

7.40am: Commenced coaling with native labour.

1.0pm: Landed funeral party.

5.0pm: Finished coaling.


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26 November 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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27 November 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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28 November 1918

Durban.

Lat -29.87, Long 31.02


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29 November 1918

Durban and at sea for Dar-es-salaam.

Lat -29.7, Long 31.5

9.15am: Slipped and proceeded.

8.0pm: Pos. 28 49S, 32 24E.

8.37pm: St Lucia LH abeam 19 miles.


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30 November 1918

At sea.

Lat -27.05, Long 34.9

8.0am: Pos. 27 31S, 34 08E.

1.50pm: A/c S11W and slow both to perform an operation on a private, RMLI.

3.20pm: A/c N52E, 80 revs.

8.0pm: Pos. 26 20S, 35 36E.