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Pendant Nos 2A (1914), N.14 (9.15), N.98 (1.18). Launched 8.9.92 Thames IW. 7,350 tons, 387(oa), 360(pp)x60x24ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 2-9.2in, 10-6in, 12-6pdr, 4- (1.18).tt, Armour: 5in deck, 6in guns. 10th CS, North Atlantic until late 1914. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 1921 Stanlee, resold 8.11.21 Slough T.C. BU in Germany. (British Warships 1914-1919)

10th Cruiser Squadron August 1914-February 1915, and then rearmed and bulged for service in the Dardanelles. Returned from the Mediterranean 1916 and sent to White Sea (but see logs). In 1918 she went to the Aegean as depot ship for trawlers and then to the Black Sea in 1919, returning home to pay off in February 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:

A hyperlink to vessels will be created the first time a vessel appears in the log, but not for the second and subsequent times. Sometimes there may be no hyperlink when it has proved impossible to correctly identify or trace a vessel.

For ship particulars, establishment of ship's company, barometer, armament, boats etc. see January 1919.

THE VOYAGES OF HMS THESEUS 1917-1920

JP map overview

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

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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HMS Theseus

COPY OF LOG

FOR

Month of January 1917


RM Stopford

Lieut RN Navigating Officer


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[Note: The log begins in Suda Bay. Suda Bay (or Souda Bay) is a natural harbour near the town of Souda on the northwest coast of Crete. The bay is about 15 km long and only 2 to 4 km wide, and a deep natural harbour. It is formed between the Akrotiri peninsula and Cape Drapano, and runs west to east. The bay is overlooked on both sides by hills.

HMS Theseus was an “Edgar” class obsolete light cruiser. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar-class_cruiser. In 1914 these ships had been used as the first Northern Patrol, but had quickly been withdrawn as unsuitable in the face of the North Atlantic weather and German naval forces, especially U-boats. In October 1914 Theseus’s sister-ship, HMS Hawke, was torpedoed off Aberdeen with the loss of 524 officers and men. Theseus was then transferred to the Mediterranean as support for the Dardanelles campaign, and remained there after the campaign ended in failure. Here she is being used as a base support vessel, much like her sister-ship HMS Gibraltar was being used at this time to support the 10th Cruiser Squadron at Busta Voe in the Shetlands.

Tha Captain of HMS Theseus in 1917 was Capt Arthur K. Macrorie, who served from June 1915 to August 1918. He was awarded the French Legion d’ Honneur in 1918. See https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30756/supplement/7305/data.pdf.

In 1917 the British naval presence in the region had a number of objectives, mainly the watch on Turkey, the Dardanelles Straits and the Suez Canal, keeping the Austrian fleet in the Adriatic Sea, keeping Greece on side with the Allies and supporting the Salonika campaign against the Austrians and Bulgarians. As the Russian revolution developed, this also grew in importance as a British concern, and substantial forces were engaged in supporting the “Whites” against the Bolsheviks. For more details see Damien Wright, Churchill’s Secret War with Lenin: British and Commonwealth Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20, (Helion, 2017). Theseus was to support British action, especially in the Caspian Sea, using the railway link from Batum to Baku.]


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1 January 1917

At Suda Bay.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 0-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

2.30am: Picket boat drew fires.

9.10am: Starboard Watch out kedge anchor; Port Watch out fire engine.

10.30am: Prepared sheet anchor for letting go.

2.00pm: Hands painting ship.

5.00pm: Hands preparing barracks for troops.

7.30pm: HMS Rifleman arrived; hands disembarking survivors from HMS Rifleman.**

Number on sick list: 6.


*[Note: This is the process of using the small boats to “draw” or reduce the boiler fires.]

**[Note: On 1 January 1917 the German U-boat UB47 torpedoed the Cunard liner RMS Ivernia off Cape Matapan, Greece. She was en route to Alexandria with 2,400 Scottish troops aboard; of these 85 drowned, together with 36 crew. Rifleman, the escorting destroyer, took off 650 and armed trawlers towed the remainder of the survivors in their lifeboats to Crete.]


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2 January 1917

At Suda Bay.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-4; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 56°F]

0.30am: Parties employed disembarking survivors from HMS Grampus and HMS Renard.

9.10am: Disembarking survivors from trawlers to shore; landed stores and provisions.

1.00pm: Disembarking survivors from trawlers to shore; landed stores and provisions.


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3 January 1917

At Suda Bay.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Hands cleaning store rooms, stowing flour, drawing stores from [minesweeper] HMS Gazelle. Diving boat at Trawler 406. [Hired trawler Loon]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.53.

6.00pm: Watch employed getting in provisions. Steam pinnace drew fires.


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4 January 1917

At Suda Bay.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W veering N force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

8.30am: Party drawing stores.

9.00am: Receiving survivors from HMS Rifleman.

10.45am: Discharged survivors to barracks; officers and stewards to HMS Pelorus.

12.40pm: Survivors arrived on board from Trawlers 401 [Pomona] and 406.

2.00pm: Discharged survivors to barracks; Working party to collier; hands getting up coal for barracks.

4.00pm: Hands getting in stores and provisions.

Number on sick list: 4.


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5 January 1917

At Suda Bay.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

5.35am: Huntsend* arrived.

9.00am: Worked main derrick. Hands painting on upper deck. Party to SS Margit with empties. Embarking patients to hospital ship from hospital.

1.30pm: Embarking patients to hospital ship.


*[Note: On hyperlink, follow Lutzow]


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6 January 1917

At Suda Bay.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” SE; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Hands paid monthly money.

Coal remaining 879 tons.


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7 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

8.30am: Diving party to SS Huntsend; working party to colliers.

1.30pm: Read Warrant No.51.

4.10pm: Working party returned.

5.00pm: Diving party returned.

8.00pm: Steam pinnace drew fires.

9.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.



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8 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

8.45am: Divers left ship for SS Huntsend.

12.45pm: Working party to SS Trostan.

1.20pm: Hands painting and cleaning out boats and getting in coal for barracks.


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9 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and NNW; cloud and rain; air temperature average 60°F]

8.45am: SS Trostan secured alongside; hands bringing up stores; party to colliers coaling drifters*; party brought stores from HMS Gazelle.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.52.

6.45pm: Picket boat drew fires.


*[Note: Admiralty drifters played an important role in the Mediterranean, originally in support at Gallipoli, then forming the “Otranto Barrage” across the mouth of the Adriatic and as anti-submarine vessels. See

https://www.russellphillipsbooks.co.uk/wwi-otranto-barrage/]


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10 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” WNW; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

9.10am: Embarking troops to SS Kalyan.

1.00pm: Party to SS Partridge for stores for HMS Gazelle.

7.45pm: 2nd picket boat drew fires.


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11 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” WNW; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

9.10am: Working party to arsenal.

8.45pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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12 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Coaling party to SS Chesterfield; working party to arsenal.


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13 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2-3; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 59°F]

8.30am: Working party to SS Huntsend transporting timber to lighter.

7.00pm: 2nd picket boat drew fires.

9.00pm: 1st picket boat drew fires.


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14 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” WSW; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

10.30am: Divine service; RC church party landed.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 55.

6.00pm: Read Warrant Nos. 53 & 54.

9.00pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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15 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

8.30am: Working party to SS Huntsend & collier.

1.00pm: Hands employed painting and refitting. Working party to SS Huntsend & collier.

8.00pm: 2nd picket boat drew fires.

9.00pm: 1st picket boat drew fires.


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16 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

9.30am: “Clear ship for action.”

9.45am: Exercised “General Quarters.”

11.05am: Away all boats’ crews.

9.15pm: Picket boat drew fires.


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17 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

9.10am: Party to collier; coaling [HM] Trawler 308.[G.M.]

3.40pm: Placed main derrick for coaling.

6.00pm: Secured collier SS Spermina alongside.

9.15pm: Picket boat drew fires.*


*[Note: As this is a daily occurrence, it will not now be included in the edited log.]


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18 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 61°F]

7.45am: Commenced coaling.

3.40pm: Finished coaling; took 342 tons; 2 cwt bags lost overboard.


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19 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

7.30am: Tested lifebuoy & found correct.

10.55am: Worked main derrick.


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20 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

8.45am: Hands make and mend clothes*


*[Note: A Navy euphemism for doing nothing.]


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21 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind NW veering NE force 2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 55°F]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship.*

10.30am: R.C. church party left ship; Divine services.


*[Note: As this is a daily occurrence at the same time, it will not now be included in the edited log.]


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22 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind NNE force 2-5; cloudy with rain showers; air temperature average 48°F]

9.10am: Hands employed refitting. Boys at school. O.S.T.C. at seamanship. Gun crews to drill.

1.20pm: Hands employed refitting coaling gear. O.S.T.C. at seamanship and signals: party cleaning flats.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.56.


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23 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 50°F]

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.


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24 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly SE force 2; broken cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 52°F]

8.30am: Landed working parties.

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised fire stations and collision stations; away all boat crews to pull round the fleet. Stokers to physical drill. Hoisted all boats.


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25 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Landed S.A. company for drill; party to collier to coal tug Dalkeith.* Boys at school.

4.25pm: Landed funeral party.

5.30pm: Funeral party returned.

6.00pm: Coaling party returned.

7.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.


*[Note: On hyperlink see “Salvage Vessels”]


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26 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” W; cloudy; air temperature average 60°F]

1.20pm: SS Chesterfield secured alongside. Hands employed getting in stores and painting; ordinary seamen to seamanship instruction.

2.00pm: Salvage party returned.

Number on sick list: 8.

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27 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 60°F]

8.30am: Bag containing engineers’ tools lost overboard - 1 file, 1 saw, 3 blades, 1 scraper, 2 punches, 5 spanners, 2 chisels, 1 drift, 2 screwdrivers, 1 hammer.

11.30am: Worked main derrick.

Number on sick list: 7.


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28 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

10.15am: Landed R.C. church party.

10.30am: Divine service.

Noon: R.C. church party returned.

8.00pm: Set anchor watch.


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29 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2-7; cloudy with rain squalls; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Divisions & prayers. Hands employed getting out empties, cleaning paintwork, firing numbers of 6" guns at deflection tracker. O.S.T.C. at seamanship. Boys at school. Remainder as requisite.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 57.


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30 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2-3; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 58°F]

1.20pm: Hands painting, refitting T1844. ABs at school; or sea boat sailing; boys at physical training.


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31 January 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Hands refitting, drawing stores from SS Gazelle.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 58.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2; cloudy with rain showers; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Landed small arms company for drill. Hands employed refitting; painting etc. Boys at school.

1.00pm: Hands cleaning out boats and scrubbing boats’ sails.

Number on sick list: 4.


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2 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2; cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 57°F]

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Secured. Hands scrubbing canvas gear; boats gear, etc. O.S. at school.

7.00pm: Watch employed getting in stores.


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3 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

Number on sick list: 8.


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4 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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5 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Hands employed cleaning out hammocks. OS to seamanship, Boys to school.


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6 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 1 then SE force 6-8; broken cloud then squalls; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Worked main derrick. Hands to SS Gazelle for stores.

1.30pm: Working party on shore.

6.30pm: Anchor watch.


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7 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 6-1 cloud with squalls; air temperature average 65°F]

1.30pm: Party employed stripping cowls, cleaning out launch and on shore launching boats.


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8 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2; broken cloud with mist; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Hands drawing stores from SS Hellasia [sic: possibly Hellas]

1.30pm: Party landed at arsenal, embarking stores.


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9 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” E; cloud with rain and showers; air temperature average 55°F]

9.10am: Working parties at aerodrome and telegraph cable.


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10 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” E; cloud with drizzle; air temperature average 54°F]

8.45am: Working party at aerodrome.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 62 & 63.


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11 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloud with mist and rain; air temperature average 52°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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12 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloud with mist and rain; air temperature average 52°F]

8.30am: Aerodrome working party.


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13 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Aerodrome working party. Hands refitting and painting.

1.20pm: Working party to SS Margit.


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14 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

8.30am: Aerodrome working party.

1.30pm: Men returning empty cases to collier.


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15 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

8.30am: Aerodrome working party. Hands scraping and painting. Boys to school.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.64.


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16 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable, force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 54°F]

[Same routine as above]


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17 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 55°F]

[Same routine as above]


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18 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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19 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Hands drawing stores from SS Beachy Head. Hands scraping and painting. Boys to school.


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20 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloud and mist; air temperature average 57°F]

9.10am: Hands scraping and painting; salvage party to Minnewaska; [Minnewaska III] *; party to aerodrome landed.


*[Note: This was an ocean liner used as at troop transport. On November 29, 1916, she struck a floating mine in Suda Bay, en route to Salonika. She was transporting 1,600 troops on this occasion and had a crew of 200. She took on a rapidly increasing list but Captain Gates decided to steam at full speed to the nearby shore and successfully ran her aground 50 yards west of Cape Deutero at the entrance to Suda Bay. Gates was decorated with the Order of the British Empire for his actions, which saved many lives. It took about two hours to evacuate the ship and the men were rescued without loss by the trawler Danestone, the drifters Principal, Trustful and Deveronside, and the destroyer Grampus. But Minnewaska (III)’s bottom had been torn away by the mine and she had to be abandoned on the beach where she lay. In 1918 she was sold to shipbreakers for scrap and was broken up in situ. Parts of the wreck remain on site.]


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21 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloud, mist and rain; air temperature average 57°F]

9.30am: Worked main derrick.

1.00pm: Watch preparing ship for coaling.


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22 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind NW force 2; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 58°F]

7.30am: Secured collier SS Sellasia alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.00pm: Finished coaling; cast off collier; received 320 tons.

6.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.


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23 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 56°F]

1.30pm: Landed aerodrome working party.

3.30pm: Hands spreading awnings.


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24 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 53°F]


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25 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable NE force 2-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 53°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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26 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable NE force 2-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 53°F]

9.10am: Hands scraping and painting. Boys to school. Getting in ammunition and working party to aerodrome.

1.20pm: Hands embarking condemned stores on collier.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 67 and 68.


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27 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable NW force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

9.10am: Hands drawing stores from SS Gazelle.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 69 and 70.*


*[Note: This is an unusual frequency and regularity of offences by the crew. The average number on the sick list is also high. Perhaps they were thoroughly bored and also not men of the highest calibre. There is also the possibility of poor leadership by the officers.]


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28 February 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable NW force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 57°F]

9.10am: Hands scraping and painting. Boys to school. Overhauling coaling gear.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 1-2; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 57°F]

9.00am: Worked main derrick.

1.30pm: Hands drawing stores from SS Margit.


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2 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 3-4; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Hands returning empties to SS Holmesbank.*

Number on sick list: 7.


*[Note: This ship was to be sunk by a U-boat 2 months later off Alexandria.]


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3 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 56°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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4 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; overcast with mist and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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5 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; overcast with mist and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.00am: Court of Inquiry held on board.


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6 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.20am: Cleared ship for action; out starboard anchor.

9.50am: Exercised cutters’ crews.

1.30pm: Working party to transport.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 71,72,73.


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7 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

5.00pm: Read Warrant No.74.


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8 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Party drawing rations from collier.

6.10pm: Watch employed transferring survivors from [light cruiser] HMS Foresight to hospital and SS Huntsend.*


*[Note: The survivors were from the hospital ship HMHS Britannic, which sank after hitting a mine in the Kea channel off Greece in November 1916. HMS Foresight took part in the rescue. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMHS_Britannic]


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9 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-3; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00pm: Slung clean hammocks.


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10 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-5; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Landed funeral party.


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11 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind NNE backing N force 2-4; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 54°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: Landed RC church party.

10.30am: Divine service.


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12 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Lost overboard: 1 x 14'' snatch block during salvage operations on Minnewaska.


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13 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Coaling party to SS Huntsend.


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14 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Working party to hospital (with coal); party to SS Tempest [?] for stores.


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15 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2; broken cloud and rain; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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16 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and W force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.50am: Exercised night defence stations.


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17 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; overcast with mist and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

[Saturday routine]


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18 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2; broken cloud and rain; air temperature average 58°F]

8.30am: Working party to SS Bacchus.

10.15am: Landed RC church party.

10.30am: Divine service.


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19 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Hands transporting ammunition to [fleet messenger] SS Osmanieh.


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20 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2-3; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Hands mustering bags and hammocks.

Number on sick list: 6.


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21 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Hands drawing stores from SS Bacchus.


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22 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

9.30am: Court Martial assembled on board.

10.00am: Court Martial dissolved.

5.00pm: 1 stove lost overboard whilst hoisting inboard.


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23 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.50am: VA [Vice Admiral] arrived on board for inspection.*

11.00am: VA left ship.

1.45pm: SS Brisbane River** secured alongside.

1.55pm: Working party to SS Gardenia.

2.20pm: Cast off SS Brisbane River.


*[Note: Possibly Sir John de Robeck]


**[Note: This ship was to be torpedoed less than a month later. See hyperlink.]


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24 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

9.10am: Working party to SS Gardenia.

2.00pm: Funeral party landed.

3.00pm: Funeral party returned.


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25 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.76.


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26 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

8.30am: Coaling party to SS Beachy Head to coal [yacht] HMS Triad*.

9.10am: Working party to SS Gardenia.


*[Note: It is likely that Triad was used to transport the Vice-Admiral to Suda Bay, as this was the vessel used by VA de Robeck. See http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205248863.]


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27 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Working party to SS Gardenia.

8.00pm: Anchor watch set.


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28 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 7-2; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.15am: Took off anchor watch.

9.15am: Diving boat with its party left ship.


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29 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Preparing ship for coaling.


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30 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

6.45am: Secured SS Gardenia alongside for coaling.

2.00pm: Finished coaling; received 350 tons; cast off collier.


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31 March 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; light, broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

10.00am: Main derrick was replaced.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 61°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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2 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Stores party to SS Gardenia.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos.77 and 78.


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3 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W; cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Gardenia. Marines at drill.


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4 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Working party to SS Gardenia.


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5 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Hands stowing flour.

8.00pm: Slung clean hammocks.


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6 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.*

10.30am: Divine service.


*[Note: This was Good Friday 1917.]


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7 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 6.


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8 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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9 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Court of Inquiry assembled aboard.

10.15am: Working party to arsenal.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

Number on sick list: 7.


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10 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party ashore to HMS Bacchus.*


*[Note: In 1916 this vessel was commissioned as a tender to HMS Blenheim so it is referred to both as “SS” and “HMS” in the log.]


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11 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to arsenal and SS Gazelle

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.81.


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12 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.82.


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13 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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14 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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15 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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16 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Party returning empties to SS Gardenia. Coaling party to SS Monkshaven.


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17 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2; cloudy; air temperature average 63°F]

9.30am: Cleared ship for action.

10.15am: Hands drawing stores from SS Gazelle. Party loading cot cases from HMS Snaefell.

1.00pm: Hands transferring survivors to hospital and to SS Huntsend. Working party to Bacchus.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos.84 and 85.


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18 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.15am: Practice submarine attack.


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19 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W veering NW force 2-4; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 61°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Hands at pistol practice.

1.20pm: Hands conveying invalids to hospital ship.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031427: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62824/ADM 53-62824-013_0.jpg)


20 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2-5; cloud with showers; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Lieut. Shiel left ship for passage to HMS Gazelle.

1.00pm: Working party to Bacchus.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.86.


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21 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 2-5; cloud with squalls; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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22 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 56°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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23 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Clan McPherson for stores.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.87.


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24 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and calm; cloudy with drizzle; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Clan McPherson for stores.

1.20pm: Hands getting out empties, and transferring to SS [fleet messenger] Pebble.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.80.


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25 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to arsenal, SS Levnet and SS Clan McPherson.


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26 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to shore.

1.20pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling; working party to SS Bacchus.


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27 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2-4; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

6.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

6.55am: Collier Levnet secured alongside; commenced coaling.

12.10pm: Finished coaling; received 256 tons.


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28 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2; cloud with showers; air temperature average 58°F]

1.00pm: Hands at funeral party.

2.50pm: Funeral party returned.


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29 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.89.


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30 April 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Coaling party to SS Huntsend.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.91.


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2 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Huntsend and SS Corinthia.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031440: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-004_1.jpg)


3 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Working parties to SS Clan McPherson and arsenal.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 92 and 93.


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4 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Working parties to SS Chesterfield and arsenal.

Number on sick list: 9.


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5 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.94.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031443: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-006_0.jpg)


6 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Sunday routine]

4.30am: Sub of Watch salvaging seaplane.

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.95.


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7 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.30pm: Survivors from SS Repton arrived, and supplied with clothing.*

9.30pm: Mr Goldstone, Lieutenant RNR, joined ship.


*[Note: On this day this ship was torpedoed and sunk by UB43 45 miles SSE of Cape Matapan on a voyage from Hull to Mudros with coal.]


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8 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-3; broken cloud with mist; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.20pm: Party landing stores at seaplane base.*

Number on sick list: 9.


*[Note: The Suda Bay base used the Fairey Hamble Baby seaplane and was equipped for 4 machines. See https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1957/1957%20-%201758.PDF and http://flyingmachines.ru/Site2/Crafts/Craft30034.htm]


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9 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 9.


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10 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: French Yacht Atmah arrived.*

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.96.


*[Note: This yacht, owned originally by Baron de Rothschild, was on Admiralty service. See hyperlink and also https://www.rothschildarchive.org/collections/recent_acquisitions/gavel]


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11 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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12 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable N “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Saturday routine]

Number on sick list: 10.


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13 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N force 2-3; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 65°F]

10.20am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.97.


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14 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N force 3-8; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 6.


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15 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to arsenal.

1.00pm: Pistol party and boat sailing.


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16 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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17 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 62°F]

7.00am: R.C. church party landed.*

8.10am: R.C.s returned.

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Working party to arsenal.


*[Note: 17th May 1917 was Ascension Thursday, which is a Feast of Obligation for Roman Catholics.]


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18 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” E; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to SSs Harewood and Aysgarth.*

1.30pm: Landed pistol party.


*[Note: This vessel was to be sunk by a U-boat less than 1 month later. See hyperlink].


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19 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” variable E; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Lifebuoys tested and found correct.


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20 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

Number on sick list: 3.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031452: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-013_1.jpg)


21 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Getting up coal for hospital and working party to arsenal.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031453: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-014_0.jpg)


22 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W veering NW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to Bacchus, [tug] John Payne and shore.

1.20pm: Working party to arsenal.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031454: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-014_1.jpg)


23 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly NNE force 1-3; cloud with drizzle; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working parties to arsenal and SS Polytania [sic: Politania].* Working party to K36**.


*[Note: This vessel was torpedoed 3 months later; see hyperlink.]

**[Note: K36 was a stores lighter in Suda Bay.]


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24 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 99.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031456: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-015_1.jpg)


25 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

6.20am: Collier SS Mombassa moored alongside.

7.20am: Commenced coaling ship.

10.45am: Finished coaling; received 250 tons.

5.00pm: Getting in stores.


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26 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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27 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly W force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

10.10am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


4caf8b72cadfd34197031459: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-017_0.jpg)


28 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Lieut. Garnett [?] joined ship.


4caf8b72cadfd3419703145a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-017_1.jpg)


29 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Working party to K36.

9.10am: Working party to SS Gazelle.


4caf8b72cadfd3419703145b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62825/ADM 53-62825-018_0.jpg)


30 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to SS Whitehall* and K36.


*[Note: This vessel was to be torpedoed in July 1917. See hyperlink.]


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31 May 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to K36 and SS Bacchus.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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1 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

4.00pm: Slung clean hammocks.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031469: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-004_0.jpg)


2 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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3 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

9.30am: R.C. and non-conformist church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

Number on sick list: 5.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703146b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-005_0.jpg)


4 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4caf8b73cadfd3419703146c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-005_1.jpg)


5 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Working party for HMS Gazelle.

9.10am: Shore party for SS Bacchus.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.101.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703146d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-006_0.jpg)


6 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.102.

Number on sick list: 5.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703146e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-006_1.jpg)


7 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to L5 and K36 and shore.

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident; 1 sword bayonet.

1.30pm: Working party to SS Melanie.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703146f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-007_0.jpg)


8 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Getting in provisions and stores.

Number on sick list: 6.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031470: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-007_1.jpg)


9 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; light broken cloud and cloudless; air temperature average 68°F]

[Saturday routine “make and mend”]


4caf8b73cadfd34197031471: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-008_0.jpg)


10 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

9.30am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031472: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-008_1.jpg)


11 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind E force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.30pm: Landed funeral party.

3.50pm: Funeral party returned.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.103.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031473: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-009_0.jpg)


12 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.104.


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13 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Coaling party for SS Huntsend.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.105.

Number on sick list: 8.


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14 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Coaling party to SS Huntsend.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 106.

Number on sick list: 9.


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15 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Coaling party to SS Huntsend. Hands getting in sand.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.107.


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16 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N veering E force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 12.*


*[Note: The daily reading of Warrants and the remarkably high number on the sick list suggests that some special problem is in progress with the crew at this time.]


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17 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

9.30am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

Number on sick list: 6.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031479: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-012_0.jpg)

18 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W and NNW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Working party to SS Pensilva.

4.45pm: Physical drill.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703147a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-012_1.jpg)


19 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W and NNW force 1-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Hands stowing flour.

9.10am: Working parties to SSs Gazelle, Yonne and shore.

2.00pm: Working party to arsenal.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703147b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-013_0.jpg)


20 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W “light airs”; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to SS Mombassa.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703147c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-013_1.jpg)


21 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.40am: Working party to SS Pensilva.

9.10am: Preparing ship for coaling; diving working party away.

2.00pm: Working party to SS Yonne.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.109.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703147d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-014_0.jpg)


22 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

6.40am: Collier SS Mombassa secured alongside.

7.55am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: 6 x 2 cwt coalbags lost overboard.

1.20pm: Finished coaling; received 258 tons.

Number on sick list: 8.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703147e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-014_1.jpg)


23 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Saturday routine]


4caf8b73cadfd3419703147f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-015_0.jpg)


24 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

9.30am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031480: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-015_1.jpg)


25 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4caf8b73cadfd34197031481: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-016_0.jpg)


26 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to HMS Gazelle.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.106.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031482: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-016_1.jpg)


27 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4caf8b73cadfd34197031483: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-017_0.jpg)


28 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind “light airs” NW; light broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to K36 and L9.

4.45pm: Read Warrants Nos.111 and 112.


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29 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4caf8b73cadfd34197031485: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62826/ADM 53-62826-018_0.jpg)


30 June 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Saturday routine]

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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]

7.00am: Rigged diving boat.

9.30am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

3.00pm: Diving party left ship.

Number on sick list: 3.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031493: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-004_0.jpg)


2 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind NW force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Working party to SS Chesterfield.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031494: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-004_1.jpg)


3 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to SS Bacchus and shore. Diving party to Bacchus.

2.00pm: Diving boat left ship.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031495: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-005_0.jpg)


4 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to HMS Gazelle.

2.00pm: Non-swimmers at instruction.


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5 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Paid monthly money.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031497: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-006_0.jpg)


6 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Issued duck clothing.*

2.00pm: Scraper lost overboard by accident.


*[Note: Duck clothing is made from untwilled cotton and is for use in hot climates.]


4caf8b73cadfd34197031498: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-006_1.jpg)


7 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


4caf8b73cadfd34197031499: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-007_0.jpg)


8 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

9.30am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703149a: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-007_1.jpg)


9 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: TTC to [depot ship] HMS Adamant.

2.00pm: Working party to arsenal.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703149b: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-008_0.jpg)


10 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W veering NW force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to SS [Minesweeper M33 HMS] Folkestone, SS Bacchus and L5

2.00pm: T.T.C. to HMS Adamant

4.30pm: Read Warrant No.113.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703149c: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-008_1.jpg)


11 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Working party to L5 laying moorings.

Number on sick list: 8.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703149d: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-009_0.jpg)


12 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W and NW force 3-4; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4caf8b73cadfd3419703149e: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-009_1.jpg)


13 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: TTC to HMS Adamant.


4caf8b73cadfd3419703149f: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-010_0.jpg)


14 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.114.


4caf8b73cadfd341970314a0: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-010_1.jpg)


15 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

10.15am: R.C. and non-conformists’ church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


4caf8b73cadfd341970314a1: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-011_0.jpg)


16 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4caf8b73cadfd341970314a2: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-011_1.jpg)


17 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 115 and 116.


4caf8b73cadfd341970314a3: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-012_0.jpg)


18 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Chesterfield.


4caf8b73cadfd341970314a4: (http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ADM 53-62827/ADM 53-62827-012_1.jpg)


19 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Chesterfield.

Number on sick list: 12.


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20 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to arsenal.

Number on sick list: 12.


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21 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Saturday routine]


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22 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

Number on sick list: 9.


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23 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.30am: Worked main derrick.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.117.


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24 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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25 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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26 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

5.45pm: Secured collier SS Pensilva alongside.

Number on sick list: 12.


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27 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

4.55am: Commenced coaling.*

10.00am: Finished coaling; received 250 tons.

10.30am: Cast off collier.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


*[Note: the early start no doubt because of the hot weather; rewarded with a “make and mend” half day.]


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28 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Saturday routine]

11.00am: Worked main derrick.

Number on sick list: 12.


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29 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1: light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.00pm: Leave to Chief POs until 7.00pm.

Number on sick list: 6.


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30 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working parties to SSs Pensilva, St Dunstan, [troopship] Kashmir and dockyard.


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31 July 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Getting in stores from K36.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Galicia.*

Number on sick list: 8.


*[Note: The hyperlink should be treated with caution because there was more than one Galicia in service.]


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2 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 8.


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3 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Rio Pallicia. [sic: most likely Rio Pallaresa]*


*[Note: In July 1918 this vessel was torpedoed off Malta by a U-Boat commanded by the future Admiral Karl Doenitz. See http://www.uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/5134.html]


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4 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

7.30am: Working party to K36.

[Saturday routine]

10.00am: Surgeon Rutherford joined ship.

Number on sick list: 9.


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5 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 1-4: cloudless; air temperature average 84°F]

8.30am: Working party to HMS Gazelle.

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.119.

4.30pm: Surgeon May left ship for Gazelle.


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6 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W force 1-4; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to SS Bacchus.

Number on sick list: 11.


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7 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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8 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

6.30am: R.Cs. to [hospital ship] HMHS Valdivia

8.00am: R.C.s returned.*

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 13.


*[Note: It is possible that the R.C.s went to a special service on the hospital ship on this day rather than one week later, the 15th August Feast of the Assumption, a Feast of Obligation for Catholics. The hospital ship would have included a Catholic priest on its staff, and the log below shows that the R.C.s did not attend a service on the 15th. The log of HMS Pelorus, also in Suda Bay, shows that the R.C.s from this ship also went to the hospital ship for a service on the 8th and not the 15th. See HMS Pelorus]


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9 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W veering NW force 2-4; broken cloud and cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 15.


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10 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

3.30pm: Working party to SS Bacchus.


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11 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 14.


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12 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

2.00pm: Leave to CPOs until 7.00pm.


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13 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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14 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Marines landed for drill.

2.00pm: Hands getting in ammunition.


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15 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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16 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable E force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.120.


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17 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Worked main derrick; exercised General Quarters.

Number on sick list: 9.


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18 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 11.


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19 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

2.00pm: Leave to CPOs until 7.00pm.


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20 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Coaling party to [troopship] HMT Aragon*


*[Note: Some months later, this vessel was torpedoed off Alexandria with the loss of more than 600 lives. See hyperlink and http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/402.html]


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21 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Coaling party to HMT Aragon.

9.10am: Working party to SS Bacchus.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No.121.


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22 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to SS Pensilva.

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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23 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to HMS Folkestone.

Number on sick list: 5.


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24 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.45pm: Working party to arsenal.


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25 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 6.


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26 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

2.00pm: Leave to CPOs until 7.00pm.


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27 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 8.


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28 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working parties to motor lighter K 36, SS Chesterfield and HMS Folkestone.


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29 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Working party to motor lighter K 36.


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30 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 122,123,124.

6.00pm: Collier Rio Pallaresa secured alongside.


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31 August 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

5.20am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Finished coaling; received 215 tons.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Paid monthly money; Surgeon Rutherford left ship; hands make and mend.


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2 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

2.00pm: Leave to CPOs until 7.00pm.


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3 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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4 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Hands drawing stores from SS [sic: HMS] Folkestone.

4.45pm: Read Warrants Nos. 126 and 127.


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5 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind W and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 6.


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6 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.30am: Read Warrants Nos. 128 and 129.

2.00pm: Party getting up provisions.


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7 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 8.


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8 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind N and NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

9.00am: Weighing starboard anchor.

10.40am: Worked main derricks.


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9 September 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

6.00am: Securing boats for sea.

10.15am: Unmoored.

10.30am: Depth-charge lost overboard, divers sent to search.

10.40am: Weighed port anchor.

11.05am: Weighed starboard anchor; proceeded towards entrance.

11.50am: Came to starboard anchor in 15 fathoms; veered to 5 shackles.

Noon: HMS Foresight took over duties as SNO 1st D/S.

1.30pm: Rigged and sent diving boat and divers to look for depth-charge.

6.34pm: Weighed and proceeded out of harbour.

7.00pm: Abreast Suda Island. Watch to night defence stations.

Draught of water: forward P19’6”, S18’10”; aft P22’6”, S21’10”.

7.15pm: Shritan Leman [?] bore N5°E; course N55°E; Manati Island bore N85°W.

8.10pm: Course N70°W.

8.20pm: Drthpuno Light [Ak Dhrepanon Light] bore S5°E. C Tripi Light [?] bore S64°W.

10.15pm: C. Spada [Cape Spathi?] bore S54°W.


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10 September 1917

From Suda Bay to Malta.

Lat 35.6, Long 21.2

[Wind variable NNE and NW force 2-3; sea slight with NW swell; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F; sea 75°F]

6.00am: Commenced zig-zagging. Course N88°W.

Noon: Delimara Light (Malta) 324 miles.

1.00pm: Altered course to S85°W.

Number on sick list: 4.


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11 September 1917

From Suda Bay to Malta.

Lat 34.9, Long 17.1

[Wind NW force 1-2; sea smooth; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F; sea 80°F]

2.00am: Resumed zig-zag.

Noon: Delimara Light N75°W 132 miles.

3.00pm: Tug towing small river steamer passed E.

8.00pm: Course S84°W; stopped zigzag.

Number on sick list: 3.


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12 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.*

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind variable force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F]

1.30am: Altered course to N3°W; started zig-zagging.

7.45am: Sighted land off starboard bow bearing NNW.

9.00am: Delimara Light bore N5°E. Filfla Island bore N51°W.

10.00am: Proceeded round Malta Island for Valletta Harbour.

11.25am: Entered Grand Harbour.

11.53am: Secured to No.4 buoy.

Number on sick list: 2.


*[Note: It appears from the log that Theseus is not going to Malta to serve as a base ship, but for cleaning of the ship’s bottom and engine maintenance work.]


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13 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind variable force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

6.30am: Read Warrant No.130.

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Hands getting out ammunition.

1.45pm: Hands getting out Lyddite, drawing stores etc. Leave to watch until 7.00am Monday.


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14 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind NW force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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15 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind NW and N force 3; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

6:30am: Hands preparing to go in dock.

11.00am: Secured in No.4 dock.

1.00pm: Hands scrubbing ship's bottom.

4.00pm: Surgeon Oakden RN joined ship.


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16 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

8.30am: Hands scraping ship’s bottom.

9.00am: Church parties landed.


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17 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, scraping and leave]


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18 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance and leave]


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19 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance and leave]


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20 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance and leave]


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21 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

Number on sick list: 3.


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22 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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23 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and NE; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

10.00am: Landed church parties.

Number on sick list: 6.


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24 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm variable; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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25 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm variable; light broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

8.00am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board.

8.00pm: Slung clean hammocks.


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26 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

8.00am: Funeral party landed.


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27 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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28 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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29 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.45am: Left No.4 dock.

10.25am: Made fast to Burmola Wharf.

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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30 September 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

3.00pm: Mr Jaques and Mr Halliday returned to ship.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.


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2 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

8.00am: Shifted ship from Burmola Wharf to Somerset Wharf.


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3 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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4 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm variable; light broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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5 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm variable; light broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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6 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm variable; thunderstorms and broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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7 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind N and NW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

10.00am: Church parties landed.

10.30am: Read prayers.

6.00pm: Surgeon Eddison joined ship.


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8 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind “light airs” NW; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

Number on sick list: 2.


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9 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind “light airs” NW; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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10 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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11 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind “light airs” variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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12 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind “light airs” variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


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13 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind NW force 3; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

8.00am: Shifted berth to Somerset Wharf.

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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14 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm and SW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

10.00am: Church parties landed.

10.30am: Read prayers.

Number on sick list: 2.


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15 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

8.00am: Hands provisioning ship.

4.00pm: Eng Lieut. Jacques left ship.


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16 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind S force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

8.00am: Hands stowing flour.


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17 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind S and variable force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]

1.30pm: Hands coaling ship.


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18 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind “light airs” N; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, getting stores and leave]


[Note: Log includes a table of compass deviations dated 19th October 1917.]


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19 October 1917

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

8.45am: Shifted ship to No.4 buoy; swung ship for deviation of compasses.*

11.00am: Finished swinging.


*[See above]


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20 October 1917

At Malta and en route to Taranto.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind variable calm and NW force 3; thunderstorms and broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

8.00am: Hands preparing for sea.

Draught: forward P19’10”, S19’4”, aft P22’6”, S22’0”.

2.30pm: Ratings joined ship to take passage.

5.22pm: Slipped and proceeded out of harbour.

5.40pm: Off St Elmo Breakwater Light; courses as requisite for Marsa Scirocco Light [Marsaxlokk]

6.45pm: Filfla Island bore N76°W.

8.00pm: Course S19°E.

9.30pm: Altered course to E

11.00pm: Sighted hospital ship off port bow steaming N. Course N31°E.


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21 October 1917

At sea en route to Taranto.

Lat 37.3, Long 16.5

[Wind WNW veering NNW force 3-4; sea moderate; cloudy; air temperature average 67°F, sea 67°F]

6.20am: Commenced zigzag.

11.00am: Summit of Mount Etna bore N52°W.

5.06pm: Cape Spartivento bore S89°W.

6.00pm: Position by observation Lat 38°00’N, Long 17°03’E.

7.00pm: Darkened ship.

8.00pm: Position by DR Lat 38°24.5’N, Long 17°03’E.

10.00pm: Stopped zig-zag. Steady course.

Midnight: Altered course to N1°W.


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22 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind E backing NE force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

6.00am: Commenced zigzag.

7.00am: Cape San Vito Light bore N4°E; altered course to N.

8.00am: Altered course to enter Taranto Harbour.

8.30am: Came to port anchor in 15 fathoms veering to 5 shackles in Mare Grande.

12.05pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded for shifting berth.

3.45pm: Proceeded through Passagio Piccolo.

4.28pm: Stopped. Secured to No.8 buoy Mare Piccolo.

Number on sick list: 2.


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23 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.*

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind variable force 1-2; thundery showers; air temperature average 59°F]

1.00pm: Working party to HMS Queen.


*[Note: Earlier in the war, it had been assumed that major naval battles between the Austrians and the Allies would take place in the Adriatic, and both the British and the French sent ships to support the Italians. They also

established the “Otranto Barrage” where the Adriatic met the Mediterranean, supported fairly ineffectively by a fleet of armed drifters from the Auxiliary Patrol, some of which were based at Taranto. When it became clear that no fleet action was to take place, the RN withdrew its major fighting ships, leaving only a depot ship, HMS Queen, in this visit to be supported by Theseus. Taranto was also used as the southern terminus for trains from the north supplying the armies on the Salonica front. See Paul Halpern, A Naval History of World War 1, especially Chapter 6, and E K Chatterton, The Auxiliary Patrol.]


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24 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; thundery showers; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance and training]

9.10am: Working party to HMS Queen.

Number on sick list: 1.


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25 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind N backing NW force 5-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

9.10am: Divisions and prayers; landed party for route march.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 1.


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26 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind NW veering N force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance]


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27 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance]

8.00am: Working party to HMS Queen.

2.00pm: Leave to watch and boys until 6.00pm; 30 ratings embarked.


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28 October 1917

At Taranto, Italy.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind variable SE force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: 140 ratings and 1 marine left ship, discharged to England. 125 ratings and 1 marine joined ship.*


*[Note: This is a significant change of crew, which may impact on the high rate of indiscipline shown by the frequent reading of Warrants. The outgoing and incoming crews may have also used the rail link from Taranto to England.]


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29 October 1917

At Taranto and en route to Suda Bay.

Lat 40.6, Long 17.2

[Wind variable SE force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

6.00am: Preparing for sea; draught: forward 19’0” P and S, aft 21’0” P and S.

8.00am: Slipped moorings and passed through Passagio Piccolo.

8.46am: Cleared net defences; off Paolo Island, course S9°W then S36°E.

10.00am: Cape San Vito Light bore N20°W. Commenced zigzag.

12.05pm: St Anarsa Lighthouse bore S85°E.

2.00pm: Cape Santa Maria di Leuca bore N42°E.

Distance run 26.9 miles.


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30 October 1917

At sea en route to Suda Bay.

Lat 37.2, Long 20.9

[Wind S and SE force 3-4; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F, sea 70°F]

8.00am: Cape Marathia bore S77°E, Skinari [Zakinthos] bore N54°E.

11.00am: Strovathi Lighthouse [Strofadhes?] bore S59°E.

Noon: Strovathi Light bore N81°E.

1.00pm: Mount Agia bore S85°E, Strovathi Light bore N14°W.

6.00pm: Sapienza Light bore N36°W.

7.10pm: Cape Matapan Light bore S75°E.

10.00pm: Ovo Island bore S72°E.

Midnight: Pori Island bore S88°E.

Distance run 264 miles.


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31 October 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

2.00am: Course S85°E.

4.10am: Cape Spada [Spathi] bore S, Agria Gratusa [Agia Gramvousa] bore S53°W.

5.30am: Cape Maleka bore S44°E, Theodoro Island bore S24°W.

7.00am: Rounded Akrotiri for Suda Bay.

7.30am: Passed Suda Island.

7.55am: Came to starboard anchor in 12 fathoms; veered to 5 shackles.

8.00am: Put clocks on 1 hour.

10.45am: Hands working main derrick and spreading awnings.

11.30am: HMS Triad left harbour.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 2.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

9.20am: Working party to hospital.

9.30am: Weighed anchor and shifted berth.

10.00am: Let go port anchor.

10.04am: Let go starboard anchor. Moored ship, 6 on each in 12 fathoms. Anchor bearings: Port anchor: Red Mound N80°W, Arsenal Pier S7°W: Starboard anchor: Red Mound N80°W, Landing S4.5°W.

1.30pm: Hands working cable and refitting.


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2 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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3 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 2.


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4 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and W force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

10.15am: R.C. church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.


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5 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and N force 1-2; thundery showers; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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6 November 1917


At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm and E force 1-2; broken cloud and rain; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.20am: Marines landed for drill.

1.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

6.00pm: Collier Kirnwood secured alongside.


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7 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

5.35am: Commenced coaling.

7.00pm: Lost overboard: 4 coal bags and 3 shovels.

9.10pm: Finished coaling; received 206 tons.

9.30pm: Cast off collier.


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8 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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9 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship, getting up flour. Issued mess traps.*

1.30pm: Working parties to HMS Bacchus and motor lighter K36.


*[Note: Mess traps or messtraps are articles of crockery, bowls, spoons etc used in the mess.]


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10 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Working party to HMS Bacchus.

11.00am: Cmdr Walsh RN and Warrant Engineer* joined ship.

1.30pm: Working parties to Bacchus and K36.


*[Note: A recently-created rank for highly-skilled technical Warrant Officers. See A Brief History of Warrant Rank]


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11 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

10.15am: Church party landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

Number on sick list: 6.


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12 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Working party to K36.

9.00pm: Set anchor watch.


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13 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind SE force 4-5; cloudy; air temperature average 77°F]

6.00am: Took off anchor watch.

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: General Quarters. Marines landed for drill.

2.00pm: Working parties to Suda Island and K36. Working party to trawler 1185 [HMT Sophos]


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14 November 1917

At Suda Bay, Crete.

Lat 35.5, Long 24.2

[Wind variable W force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

6.00am: Took off anchor watch.

8.30am: Diving boat and party left ship.

9.10am: Hands preparing for sea.

10.30am: Working party to Suda Island.

1.00pm: Hands working about lighters on shore. Preparing for sea.

5.00pm: Unmoored; weighed anchor and shortened in to 4 shackles on port cable.

Draught P forward 19’8”, aft 22’4”; S forward 19’4”, aft 22’0”.

10.00pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of harbour.

10.20pm: Suda Island abeam.

11.00pm: Cape Maleka bore N57°W, Drepano Light [Dhrepano] bore S18°W.


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15 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.*

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W backing SW force 1-3; overcast; air temperature average 66°F]

4.25am: Paximadion Light [Paximadhi, Milos] bore N8°E; altered course to N10°W.

5.17am: Paximadion Light abeam 3.3 miles; altered course to N30°E.

7.00am: Entered harbour.

7.55am: Let go port anchor.

7.59am: Let go starboard anchor; moored ship in 23 fathoms, 6 on each.

Anchor bearings: P: windmill N11°E, church N30°W, Bombardha Light N70°W: S: windmill N22°E, church N31°E, Bombardha Light N75°W.

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.

4.00pm: Leave to CPOs until 6.00pm.

Distance run 103 miles.


*[Note: Listed as “Milo” in the log, but will be referred to as Milos. The harbour at Milos provided a base for both the British and the French, mainly for anti-submarine vessels.]


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16 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind S veering W force 1; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Leave to CPOs until 6.00pm.


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17 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud with thundery showers; air temperature average 66°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.00pm: Working party to HMS Gazelle.


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18 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NE force 1-5; cloud with thundery showers; air temperature average 59°F]

9.20am: R.C.s to French guardship Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.


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19 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 6; thundery; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 6.

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20 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 6-7; cloud and rain; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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21 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N and variable force 6-1; broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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22 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly W force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

3.45pm: Leave to CPOs until 6.00pm:


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23 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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24 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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25 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NE force 1-5; cloud with thundery showers; air temperature average 59°F]

9.20am: R.C.s to French guardship Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

8.00pm: Survivors from SS Ovid came on board.*


*[Note: This vessel was sunk by a U-boat in the Aegean Sea. See hyperlink and British Merchant Ships Lost to Enemy Action – September-November 1918]


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26 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Rigged diving boat; coaling party to HMS Snaefell; working party to K36.

1.30pm: Working party to Bacchus.


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27 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Marines landed for drill.

1.30pm: Working party to SS Gazelle.


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28 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Survivors from SS Jane Radcliffe arrived on board. Part of Watch employed bailing out Jane Radcliffe's boats etc.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.134.


*[Note: This vessel was mined just off the coast of Milos. See hyperlink and also http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=169374&vessel=WINDSOR]


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29 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

1.30pm: Working party to HMS [HMT minesweeper] Reindeer.

5.05pm: Collier secured alongside.


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30 November 1917

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 63°F]

6.15am: Commenced coaling.

10.40am: Finished coaling; received 235 tons.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

3.45pm: Leave to CPOs until 6.00pm.


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NO LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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1 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands refitting, painting boats etc. Ordinary seamen at boat exercises. Firing numbers at "deflection tracker". Marines landed for drill.

11.30am Worked fore derrick.

4.00pm: Watch employed getting in stores.

Number on sick list: 6.

Provisions received: 1978lb fresh meat. Fresh water: 7 tons expended, 41 tons remaining. 8.8 tons coal expended, 1192.9 tons remaining.


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2 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

1.30pm: Hands refitting, painting, rigging diving boat. Diving boat left ship.

3.45pm: Leave to P.O.'s until 5pm.

Provisions received: 141lb vegetables.


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3 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W veering NW force 1-2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.30am: Diving party left ship.

1.30pm: Hands employed painting, refitting, clearing out boats etc.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.141.

Provisions received: 178lb vegetables.


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4 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands painting on upper deck.

1.30pm: Hands refitting and painting.

3.45pm: Leave to P.O.'s and chiefs until 5pm.


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5 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-5; cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 47°F]

[Saturday routine]

7.00am: Lifebuoy tested, found correct.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.

Fresh water: 13 tons distilled, 8 tons expended, 44 tons remaining.


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6 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-5; cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 47°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.15am: R.C.'s to French cruiser Foudre.

9.30am: Divisions; working party to SS Chesterfield.

10.30am: Divine service. R.C.'s returned.

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7 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Working party to L8.

9.30am: SS Baldersby secured alongside. Worked main derrick.

1.30pm: Working party to HMS Folkstone and L8, remainder painting etc.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 142 and 143.


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8 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W backing SW force 3-6; cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Worked main derrick. Working party to L8 and as requisite.

Number on sick list: 4.


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9 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind SW force 6; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00pm: Set anchor watch.


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10 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind SW force 6-1; cloud with drizzle; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.15am: Took off anchor watch.


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11 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N backing NW force 3-4; cloud with rain squalls; air temperature average 52°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Diving boat left ship.

Number on sick list: 3.


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12 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NW force 4-1; broken cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 50°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


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13 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.00pm: Lieut. Cmdr Davidson joined ship.

2.00pm: Working party transferring stores from [destroyer] HMS Wear to [destroyer] HMS Renard.


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14 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N backing WSW force 3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.00am: Working parties to SS Dunedin and HMS Campanula.

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands working main derrick, painting, refitting and getting in stores.

3.45pm: Leave to P.O.'s and chiefs until 5.30pm.

4.00pm: Hands working main derrick.

Number on sick list: 1.


4edebc6014d0450578000994: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0009_1.jpg)


15 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable W force 1-2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to SS Bacchus.


4edebc6014d0450578000995: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0010_0.jpg)


16 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6014d0450578000996: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0010_1.jpg)


17 January 1918


At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Replaced stream anchor.


4edebc6014d0450578000997: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0011_0.jpg)


18 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands working main derrick and refitting. Ordinary Seamen at instruction. Working party to SS Bacchus.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 144 and 145.


4edebc6014d0450578000998: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0011_1.jpg)


19 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6114d0450578000999: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0012_0.jpg)


20 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Hands getting up ammunition, preparing for action and sea.


4edebc6114d045057800099a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0012_1.jpg)


21 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

4.30am: Survivors from HMS Louvain* came on board from [destroyer] HMS Colne. Paymaster Neville [?] R.N.R joined ship.

9.20am: Hands employed striking down ammunition.


*[Note: This vessel was torpedoed in the Aegean with the loss of 224 lives. See hyperlink and http://www.salways.co.uk/LouvainPhotos/HMS%20Louvain%20Commemorative.htm]


4edebc6114d045057800099b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0013_0.jpg)


22 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Funeral party landed.

4.50pm: Funeral party returned.


4edebc6114d045057800099c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0013_1.jpg)


23 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: 13 survivors arrived in T2120.

2.00pm: Diving party returned

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 146 and 147.


4edebc6114d045057800099d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0014_0.jpg)


24 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised general quarters. Diving party left ship.

10.30am: 19 survivors from SS Birkhall* arrived on board.

1.30pm: Hands refitting and painting. Working party to K36. .

5.30pm: 16 survivors arrived on board from SS Birkhall.


*[Note: This vessel was torpedoed on January 23rd in the Doro Strait off Andros en route from Alexandria to Salonica. See hyperlink and http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=165072&vessel=BIRKHALL]


4edebc6114d045057800099e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0014_1.jpg)


25 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Diving boat left ship.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: one large hand extractor.

1.00pm: Diving boat returned.

Provisions received: 994lb fresh meat, 220lb vegetables.


4edebc6214d045057800099f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0015_0.jpg)


26 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6214d04505780009a0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0015_1.jpg)


27 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 5-6; broken cloud and squalls; air temperature average 55°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6214d04505780009a1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0016_0.jpg)


28 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

7.30am: Working party to SS Chesterfield.

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Working party to K36.


4edebc6214d04505780009a2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0016_1.jpg)


29 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.40am: Working party to HMS Folkestone.

9.15am: Working party to SS Henley; marines landed for drill.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.148.


4edebc6214d04505780009a3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0017_0.jpg)


30 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N veering NNE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working parties to SS Calga [sic: most likely Kalgan] and SS Dunedin.

Number on sick list: 3.


4edebc6214d04505780009a4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0017_1.jpg)


31 January 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.10am: Diving boat left ship; hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.00pm: Collier secured alongside.


4edebc6314d04505780009a5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0018_0.jpg)

4edebc6314d04505780009a6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62833/0018_1.jpg)

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4edebc6414d04505780009ac: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0001_1.jpg)

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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

6.10am: Commenced coaling.

10.00am: Lost overboard: 2 cwt bags, No.7 shovels, navigating 6.[sic]

Noon: Finished coaling; received 310 tons.


4edebc6414d04505780009af: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0003_0.jpg)


2 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-5; cloudy; air temperature average 55°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6414d04505780009b0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0003_1.jpg)


3 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4; cloudy; air temperature average 54°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6414d04505780009b1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0004_0.jpg)


4 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4; cloudy; air temperature average 53°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Working party to K36.


4edebc6414d04505780009b2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0004_1.jpg)


5 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 52°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6514d04505780009b3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0005_0.jpg)


6 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 52°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Hands getting up and fuzing Lyddite shells and refitting. .

1.30pm: Hands employed fuzing Lyddite shells and refitting. Working party to [French] SS General Leman.

Provisions received: 2856lb meat.


4edebc6514d04505780009b4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0005_1.jpg)


7 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 5-1; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 51°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands refitting and getting up shell.

Number on sick list: 2.


4edebc6514d04505780009b5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0006_0.jpg)


8 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NW “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6514d04505780009b6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0006_1.jpg)


9 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 149.


4edebc6514d04505780009b7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0007_0.jpg)


10 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6514d04505780009b8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0007_1.jpg)


11 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6614d04505780009b9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0008_0.jpg)


12 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working parties to SSs [RFA] Tiflis and Bacchus.

Number on sick list: 1.


4edebc6614d04505780009ba: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0008_1.jpg)


13 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to [tanker] SS Carpathian.

1.30pm: Watch employed hauling seaplane from the beach.


4edebc6614d04505780009bb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0009_0.jpg)


14 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hammock inspection. Working party to R36.

1.30pm: Working party to SS Tiflis.

5.00pm: Working party to SS Tiflis.


4edebc6614d04505780009bc: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0009_1.jpg)


15 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SW force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Working party to K36.

1.15pm: Working party to SS Tiflis.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 150.


4edebc6614d04505780009bd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0010_0.jpg)


16 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind ESE force 2-6; cloudy with squalls; air temperature average 60°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.

4edebc6614d04505780009be: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0010_1.jpg)


17 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W backing SW force 2; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 59°F]

[Sunday routine]

7.45am: Working party to K36.

8.30am: Working party to hulk L8.

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6614d04505780009bf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0011_0.jpg)


18 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to [tanker] SS Anamba.


4edebc6614d04505780009c0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0011_1.jpg)


19 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Getting out “bow defence”; marines landed for drill; working party to SS Bacchus.

11.30am: Replaced bow defence.

1.30pm: Working party to HMS Gazelle.


4edebc6714d04505780009c1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0012_0.jpg)


20 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NE backing N force 2-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 52°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Hands overhauling coaling gear.

4.00pm: Mr Prosser, Chief Warrant Engineer, left the ship.


4edebc6714d04505780009c2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0012_1.jpg)


21 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 48°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6714d04505780009c3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0013_0.jpg)


22 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Working party to K36.


4edebc6714d04505780009c4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0013_1.jpg)


23 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6714d04505780009c5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0014_0.jpg)


24 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 5-7; cloud and rain; air temperature average 50°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6714d04505780009c6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0014_1.jpg)


25 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 6-8; cloudy; air temperature average 52°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Mr Gay, Mate(G) [Gunner’s Mate?] joined ship.

Number on Sick list 1.


4edebc6814d04505780009c7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0015_0.jpg)


26 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N backing NNW force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to K36.


4edebc6814d04505780009c8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0015_1.jpg)


27 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N veering NNE force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6814d04505780009c9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0016_0.jpg)


28 February 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6814d04505780009ca: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62834/0016_1.jpg)

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4edebc6914d04505780009d2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0001_1.jpg)

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[Information on thermometers]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind SE veering SW force 1-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Working party to K36.


4edebc6a14d04505780009d5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0003_0.jpg)


2 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Saturday routine]

8.00am: Working party to K36.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6a14d04505780009d6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0003_1.jpg)


3 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 5-7; cloud and rain; air temperature average 50°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6a14d04505780009d7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0004_0.jpg)


4 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Working party to HMS Folkestone.


4edebc6b14d04505780009d8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0004_1.jpg)


5 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

6.15am: Working party to SS Bacchus.

8.30am: Working party to SS Tiflis.

6.00pm: Survivors from SS Roxburgh came on board.*


*[Note: This ship was torpedoed off the N coast of Crete while taking supplies to Salonica. See hyperlink]


4edebc6b14d04505780009d9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0005_0.jpg)


6 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SE force 4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to SS Greldale and K36.


4edebc6b14d04505780009da: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0005_1.jpg)


7 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working party to K36; Mr. Neville, Signal Bo's'n, joined ship.

2.00pm: Collier SS Greldale secured alongside.


4edebc6b14d04505780009db: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0006_0.jpg)


8 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud and thundery showers; air temperature average 62°F]

6.25am: Coaling ship.

1.30pm: Finished coaling; received 359 tons.

2.00pm: Cast off collier.


4edebc6b14d04505780009dc: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0006_1.jpg)


9 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6b14d04505780009dd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0007_0.jpg)


10 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 3-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 54°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6b14d04505780009de: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0007_1.jpg)


11 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-4; cloudy; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Survivors from SS Chagres arrived on board.*

9.10am: Working party to K36.

5.45pm: Mr. Davis (Mate) left ship.


*[Note: This ship was torpedoed off Suda Bay, Crete, while taking supplies to Salonica. See hyperlink]


4edebc6c14d04505780009df: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0008_0.jpg)


12 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Working party to collier Hanas [sic: possibly Hansa]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.151. Working party to HMS Folkstone.

Number on sick list: 4.


4edebc6c14d04505780009e0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0008_1.jpg)


13 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to SS Greldale.

1.30pm: Working parties to K36 and SS Hanas.


4edebc6c14d04505780009e1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0009_0.jpg)


14 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Working party to SS Greldale.


4edebc6c14d04505780009e2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0009_1.jpg)


15 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to K36.


4edebc6c14d04505780009e3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0010_0.jpg)


16 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-6; broken cloud with squalls; air temperature average 48°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6c14d04505780009e4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0010_1.jpg)


17 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 3-4; cloudy; air temperature average 49°F]

[Sunday routine]

8.30am: Working party to hulk L8.

10.30am: Divine service.

4.00pm: Survivors came on board from SS Ardandearg*.


*[Note: This vessel was torpedoed and sunk about 80 miles NE of Malta with 2 casualties, one being the Master. See hyperlink and http://www.benjidog.co.uk/Tower%20Hill/WW1%20Arcadian%20to%20Argentina.html#Ardandearg]


4edebc6d14d04505780009e5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0011_0.jpg)


18 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N and NNW force 3-5; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 53°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebc6d14d04505780009e6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0011_1.jpg)


19 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N and NNE force 2-3; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 54°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Survivors from SS Waihemo arrived on board.*


*[Note: This vessel was mined or torpedoed (there is some disagreement) off Piraeus en route from Durban.]


4edebc6d14d04505780009e7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0012_0.jpg)


20 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 56°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 6.


4edebc6d14d04505780009e8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0012_1.jpg)


21 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and NE force 2; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6d14d04505780009e9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0013_0.jpg)


22 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 2-4; cloudy with thundery rain; air temperature average 55°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebc6d14d04505780009ea: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0013_1.jpg)


23 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W veering N force 4; cloud with rain; air temperature average 55°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes; leave until 5.00pm.


4edebc6d14d04505780009eb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0014_0.jpg)


24 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 3-4; cloudy; air temperature average 49°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.15am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6e14d04505780009ec: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0014_1.jpg)


25 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NW backing W force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Diving party left ship.

1.30pm: Working party to HMS Folkestone.

4.00pm: Survivors from SS Warturm came on board.*


*[Note: This vessel, returning from Salonica in ballast, was attacked but not sunk in the Aegean Sea and was able to make it into Milos.]


4edebc6e14d04505780009ed: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0015_0.jpg)


26 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working party to K36.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 153.


4edebc6e14d04505780009ee: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0015_1.jpg)


27 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 61°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc6e14d04505780009ef: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0016_0.jpg)


28 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable SW force 2-4; overcast; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Small arms company landed.


4edebc6e14d04505780009f0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0016_1.jpg)


29 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable N and NW force 2-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 49°F]

10.00am: Divine service.*

1.30pm: Leave until 5.30pm.


*[Note: This day in 1918 was Good Friday.]


4edebc6e14d04505780009f1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0017_0.jpg)


30 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 49°F]

8.30am: Working party to K36.

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm.

4.30pm: Cable party left ship.

6.30pm: Cable party returned.


4edebc6e14d04505780009f2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0017_1.jpg)


31 March 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.15am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc6f14d04505780009f3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62835/0018_0.jpg)

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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7014d04505780009fd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0003_0.jpg)


2 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1; light broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7014d04505780009fe: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0003_1.jpg)


3 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Working party to K36.

Number on sick list: 6.

Provisions received: 2022 lb fresh meat.

Fresh water: 3 tons distilled, 8 tons expended, 18 tons remaining.

8.7tons coal expended, 998 tons remaining.


4edebc7114d04505780009ff: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0004_0.jpg)


4 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Working party to K36.


4edebc7114d0450578000a00: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0004_1.jpg)


5 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Mr Jones, Asst Paymaster, joined ship.


4edebc7114d0450578000a01: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0005_0.jpg)


6 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

8.30am: Working party to K36.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend. Leave until 5.30pm.


4edebc7114d0450578000a02: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0005_1.jpg)


7 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


4edebc7114d0450578000a03: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0006_0.jpg)


8 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm Working party to SS Bellerby. Working party to SS Pablow [?]


4edebc7114d0450578000a04: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0006_1.jpg)


9 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebc7114d0450578000a05: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0007_0.jpg)


10 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7114d0450578000a06: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0007_1.jpg)


11 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 154.


4edebc7214d0450578000a07: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0008_0.jpg)


12 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Exercised General Quarters etc. Hands preparing ship for coaling.

1.30pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

4.00pm: SS Corby secured alongside.


4edebc7214d0450578000a08: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0008_1.jpg)


13 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1; light broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

6.00am: Commenced coaling; hands coaling ship.

1.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 320 tons.

2.30pm: Cast off collier. Hands cleaning ship. Lost overboard: 2 x cwt bags.


4edebc7214d0450578000a09: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0009_0.jpg)


14 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

8.00am: Working party to K36.

[Sunday routine]

11.00am: Divine service.


4edebc7214d0450578000a0a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0009_1.jpg)


15 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am Working Party to K36.


4edebc7214d0450578000a0b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0010_0.jpg)


16 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7214d0450578000a0c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0010_1.jpg)


17 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Working party to K36 and HMS Folkestone.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 155.


4edebc7314d0450578000a0d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0011_0.jpg)


18 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7314d0450578000a0e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0011_1.jpg)


19 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7314d0450578000a0f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0012_0.jpg)


20 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable SW force 3-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

8.30am: Working party to K36.

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 156.


4edebc7314d0450578000a10: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0012_1.jpg)


21 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

7.00am: Coaling party left ship.

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

3.00pm: Engineering Commander Wyles joined ship.


4edebc7314d0450578000a11: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0013_0.jpg)


22 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7314d0450578000a12: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0013_1.jpg)


23 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Hands refitting, painting etc. Training classes at instruction. Diving party left ship.


4edebc7314d0450578000a13: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0014_0.jpg)


24 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.0am: Read Warrant No.157.


4edebc7314d0450578000a14: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0014_1.jpg)


25 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7414d0450578000a15: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0015_0.jpg)


26 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7414d0450578000a16: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0015_1.jpg)


27 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud and overcast; air temperature average 61°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.


4edebc7414d0450578000a17: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0016_0.jpg)


28 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service. Mr Jones, Asst Paymaster, left ship.


4edebc7414d0450578000a18: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0016_1.jpg)


29 April 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable E; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00pm: Working party to HMS Folkestone.

10.00pm: Engineering Cmdr Hall left ship.


4edebc7414d0450578000a19: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0017_0.jpg)


30 April 1918


At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind E backing NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Read Warrant No.158. Received 2 tons of coal for steam boats.


4edebc7414d0450578000a1a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62836/0017_1.jpg)

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LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7614d0450578000a25: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0003_0.jpg)


2 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-3; cloud and rain; air temperature average 60°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Exercised collision and abandon ship stations. Working party to K36.

Fresh water: 7 tons distilled, 7 tons expended, 46 tons remaining.


4edebc7614d0450578000a26: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0003_1.jpg)


3 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 3-5; cloudy; air temperature average 61°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Exercised towing and being towed; received 1 ton of coal.


4edebc7714d0450578000a27: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0004_0.jpg)


4 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

Provisions received: 2,160 lb fresh meat, 2,000 lb vegetables.

Fresh water: 6 tons distilled, 9 tons expended, 44 tons remaining.

7.8 tons coal expended, 1056.5 tons remaining.


4edebc7714d0450578000a28: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0004_1.jpg)


5 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NW veering N force 2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


4edebc7714d0450578000a29: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0005_0.jpg)


6 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7714d0450578000a2a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0005_1.jpg)


7 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly S force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 159.

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebc7714d0450578000a2b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0006_0.jpg)


8 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind WSW backing S force 2-5; cloudless then broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00am: Starboard bow and steaming light of picket boat lost overboard.

Number on sick list: 8.


4edebc7714d0450578000a2c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0006_1.jpg)


9 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SE force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 9.


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10 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SE force 5-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.00am: Divisions and prayers. Ship inspected by Rear Admiral Lambert.*

10.30am General Quarters.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


*[Note: Sir Cecil Foley Lambert, Commander of the Aegean Squadron. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Lambert.]


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11 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind SW veering W force 2-4; broken cloud and cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

Number on sick list: 10.


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12 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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13 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8:30am: Diving boat left ship. Working party to K36.

Number on sick list: 9.


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14 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.20am: Working party to K36.

1.30pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling. Received 1 ton of coal.

6.00pm: Collier SS Corby secured alongside.


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15 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind “light airs” S; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

5.20am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Finished coaling; received 520 tons.

11.00am: Cast off collier; hands cleaning ship.

11.30am: Read Warrants Nos. 160-161.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.

Number on sick list: 9.


4edebc7814d0450578000a33: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0010_0.jpg)


16 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 162 and 163.

Number on sick list: 10.*


*[Note: A similar pattern to the previous summer at Suda Bay is now emerging, with regular infringements of discipline and a high number on the sick list. These patterns are clearly related to boredom in warm, static conditions.]


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17 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.30pm: Working party to K36.

6.00pm: Lieut. Forrest RNR joined ship.

8.45pm: Working party returned.


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18 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

5.45am: Hands getting in provisions.

9.00am: Working parties to K36 and SS Tiflis.

11.00am: Lieut. Pollock RNR left ship.

Noon: Received 1 ton of coal.

1.30pm: Working party to SS Milton.

5.30pm: Working party to SS Milton.


4edebc7914d0450578000a36: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0011_1.jpg)


19 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 67°F]

[Sunday routine]

7.00am: Working party to SS Milton.

9.00am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm


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20 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.30am: Lieut. Comdr Pickering RNR joined ship.

1.30pm: Hands refitting and painting. Boys at physical drill. Working party to SS Tiflis.

3.00pm: 1 Bos'ns call lost overboard by accident.*

Provisions received: 2380 lb fresh meat.


*[Note: Bosun’s call is the whistle used for giving orders and ceremonial piping aboard.]


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21 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm Hands working main derrick. Working party to SS Tiflis.


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22 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7914d0450578000a3a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0013_1.jpg)


23 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebc7a14d0450578000a3b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0014_0.jpg)


24 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Lost overboard: fire grapnels (2 in number), coir hawser 2½ [inch?] 113 fathoms, during salvage operations.


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25 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

[Saturday routine]

9.00am: Received 1.5 tons of coal.

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.


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26 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 6-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.00am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


4edebc7a14d0450578000a3e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0015_1.jpg)


27 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Working party to K36.


4edebc7a14d0450578000a3f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0016_0.jpg)


28 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Diving party cleaning propeller.


4edebc7a14d0450578000a40: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0016_1.jpg)


29 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain and broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7a14d0450578000a41: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62837/0017_0.jpg)


30 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain and broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Diving party cleaning ship’s bottom.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 165.


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31 May 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; overcast with rain showers; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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1 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 5-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.


4edebc7c14d0450578000a4d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0003_0.jpg)


2 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly W force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.00am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


4edebc7c14d0450578000a4e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0003_1.jpg)


3 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.00am: Coaling party to collier.

9.10am: Working party to lighter K36.

Number on sick list: 8.


4edebc7d14d0450578000a4f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0004_0.jpg)


4 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable S force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7d14d0450578000a50: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0004_1.jpg)


5 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable S force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.166.


4edebc7d14d0450578000a51: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0005_0.jpg)


6 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc7d14d0450578000a52: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0005_1.jpg)


7 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.00am: Working party to SS Garryvale.

1.30pm: Working party to SS Garryvale.

Number on sick list: 9.


4edebc7d14d0450578000a53: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0006_0.jpg)


8 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.167.

Number on sick list: 17.*


*[Note: This marks the beginning of the appearance of a large number of crew on the sick list. Although influenza is a possibility, the most common cause of such outbreaks was food poisoning. See the log for the next 10 days.]


4edebc7d14d0450578000a54: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0006_1.jpg)


9 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.00am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 21.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a55: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0007_0.jpg)


10 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.20am: Working party to K36.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.168.

Number on sick list: 31.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a56: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0007_1.jpg)


11 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.00am: Received 2.3 tons of coal.

1.30pm: Working party to collier.

Provisions received: 2,760 lb fresh meat.

Fresh water: 3 tons distilled, 9 tons expended, 54 tons remaining.

9.5 tons coal expended, 985.6 tons remaining.

Number on sick list: 41.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a57: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0008_0.jpg)


12 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 44.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a58: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0008_1.jpg)


13 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 37.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a59: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0009_0.jpg)


14 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

5.00pm: Working party to HMS Reindeer.

Number on sick list: 32.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a5a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0009_1.jpg)


15 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Leave until 5.30pm. Hands make and mend clothes.

Number on sick list: 22.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a5b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0010_0.jpg)


16 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 16.


4edebc7e14d0450578000a5c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0010_1.jpg)


17 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.169.

Number on sick list: 12.


4edebc7f14d0450578000a5d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0011_0.jpg)


18 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 8.


4edebc7f14d0450578000a5e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0011_1.jpg)


19 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Starboard Watch landed with fire engine.

Number on sick list: 8.


4edebc7f14d0450578000a5f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0012_0.jpg)


20 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.00am: Working party to K36.

2.00pm: Prepared for coaling.

4.45pm: Collier SS Garryvale secured alongside.


4edebc7f14d0450578000a60: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0012_1.jpg)


21 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 83°F]

5.02am: Commenced coaling. Coaling ship.

Noon: Finished coaling; received 325 tons of coal. Hands cleaning ship.

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebc7f14d0450578000a61: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0013_0.jpg)


22 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N and NW force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

6.00am: ON J 12658 John Chas Stake PO died on board (from HMS Nigella)*

4.45pm: Funeral party landed.

Number on sick list: 10.


*[Note: The cause of death was illness. See World War 1 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies – June 1918]


4edebc7f14d0450578000a62: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0013_1.jpg)


23 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N and W force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 10.

4edebc8014d0450578000a63: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0014_0.jpg)


24 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud and cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Heliograph party landed.

2.00pm: Training classes at Inst. Boys at physical drill. Working party to K36.

Number on sick list: 10.


4edebc8014d0450578000a64: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0014_1.jpg)


25 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 2; broken cloud and cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working party to K36.

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: Ord Q.7 bush fairing.


4edebc8014d0450578000a65: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0015_0.jpg)


26 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-3; broken cloud and cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.50am: Diving party left ship.

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands refitting, painting and as requisite. Gun crews at loader drill. Working party to [tanker] SS Mexican Prince.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.170.

Number on sick list: 5.


4edebc8014d0450578000a66: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0015_1.jpg)


27 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NNW veering N force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 171.

Number on sick list: 4.


4edebc8014d0450578000a67: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0016_0.jpg)


28 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm Working party to HMS Reindeer.

2.00pm: Hands cleaning aloft and storerooms. Boys at physical drill.

6.00pm: HMS Foresight with C-in-C arrived.

11.23pm: Felt and heard a report as of an explosion.

Number on sick list: 2.


4edebc8014d0450578000a68: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62838/0016_1.jpg)


29 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 69°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: HMS Foresight with C-in-C on board left harbour. Hands make and mend clothes.


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30 June 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

6.30pm: SS Bideford secured alongside. Hands preparing for provisioning.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1918


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1 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

8.00am: Hands provisioning ship.

3.45pm: SS Bideford cast off.


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2 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly S “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Working party to SS Mexican Prince.

1.00pm: Paid quarterly settlement.

Number on sick list: 8.


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3 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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4 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 9.


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5 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind “light airs” mainly W; cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.15pm: Working party to HMS Reindeer. Mr. Bingyard, Asst Pay[master] RNR, joined ship from HMS Reindeer.

Number on sick list: 10.


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6 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 69°F]

[Saturday routine]

5.25pm: PO 18891 Jessie Castle Pte RMLI died on board.*


*[No reason is given, but illness can be presumed. See World War 1 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies – July 1918]


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7 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

6.15am: Lost overborad: 1 lamp Patt [or PH] 25A.

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

4.45pm: Funeral party landed.

5.45pm: Funeral party returned.

Number on sick list: 10.


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8 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N veering NE force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.45am: Funeral party landed.

8.00am: Received 2 tons of coal.

Number on sick list 10.


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9 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working party to HMS Wallflower.


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10 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 10.


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11 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Working party to K36.


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12 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable N force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.00am: Worked main derrick; received 2 tons of coal.

1.00pm: Working party to HMS Reindeer.

Number on sick list: 9.


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13 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm and N force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; leave to 6.00pm:


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14 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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15 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: 1 coal bucket lost overboard.


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16 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-4; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to SS Marie Suzanne.*

Number on sick list: 9.


*[Note: This vessel was torpedoed in the Aegean 1 month later while carrying coal to Salonica. See hyperlink and

http://uboat.net/wwi/ships_hit/3960.html]


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17 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.20am: Working party to K36. Received 1.5 tons of coal.


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18 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.00pm: Rev. Bell, Chaplain R.N. joined ship.

Number on sick list: 9.


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19 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Party landed for investiture [?]

2.00pm: Eng Comdr. Wyles left ship for Suda in HMS Reindeer.


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20 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; leave to 6.00pm:

Number on sick list: 12.


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21 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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22 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 84°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Diving party to hulk L7. Received 2 tons of coal.

Number on sick list: 11.


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23 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.00am: Eng Cmdr Wyles returned to ship.

9.15am: Gun crews of SSs Garrydale and Warturm at deflection tracker.

Number on sick list: 12.


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24 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N “light airs”; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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25 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Working party to K36.

1.15pm: Read Warrants Nos.172 and 173.


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26 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Diving party left ship. Gun crews at loading drill. Remainder as requisite.

2.00pm: Boys at physical drill. Hands getting out depth charges and refitting. Working party to SS Garryvale.


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27 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; leave to 6.00pm:

Number on sick list: 11.


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28 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 83°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

11.40pm: CH/18204 Robert Tait McSwain, Pte. RMLI passed away.*


*[Note: The official reason given was illness. See World War 1 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies – July 1918]


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29 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N and NNW force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 84°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.30pm: Funeral party landed.

5.30pm: Funeral party returned.

6.00pm: Read Warrant No.174.


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30 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Working party to K36.

9.15am: Small arms company and marines landed for drill. Working party to SS Dunedin.

2.00pm: Worked main derrick. Read Warrant No.175.


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31 July 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Worked fore derrick. Rig in, out kedge anchor.

11.30am: Worked main derrick.

2.00pm: Watch preparing for coaling.

5.30pm: Collier SS Seabank secured alongside.

Number on sick list: 11.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1918


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1 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

5.05am: Hands coaling ship.

2.30pm: Collier Seabank cast off. Received 350 tons.

Number on sick list: 13.


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2 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to HMS Folkestone.

Number on sick list: 13.


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3 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; leave to 6.00pm:

Number on sick list: 13.


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4 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 83°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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5 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Court Martial assembled on HMS Liverpool for the trial of SPO Lavells.

9.00pm: Commander Walsh left ship.


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6 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Received 2½ tons of coal.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.176.


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7 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 10.


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8 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.55am: Read Warrants Nos. 177 and 178.


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9 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.00am: Hands refitting, painting, cleaning out boats and as requisite. Exercised cutters’ crews. Working party to [possibly barge] SS Lynn.

4.45pm: Working party to K36.

Number on sick list: 11.


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10 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend; leave to 6.00pm

Number on sick list: 12.


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11 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 81°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 13.


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12 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Hands refitting, cleaning paintwork and as requisite. Exercised boats crews. Working party to HMS Wallflower.

Noon: Received 1½ tons of coal.


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13 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-2; broken cloud with thundery showers; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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14 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.30am: HMS Triad arrived.

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrants Nos. 179, 180, 181.

7.45pm: HMS Triad left harbour.

Number on sick list: 8.


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15 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Working party to K36.


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16 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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17 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Saturday routine]

6.15pm: Diving party left ship.

9.15pm: Diving party returned.

Number on sick list: 11.


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18 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2 and calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Sunday routine]

8.40am: Diving party left ship.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 13.


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19 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Received 2.5 tons of coal.

Number on sick list: 14.


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20 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Received 1.5 tons of coal.

Number on sick list: 15.


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21 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NE force 3-5; cloud and squalls; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Diving boat left ship.

2.00pm: Hands unrigging diving boat.

Number on sick list: 14.


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22 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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23 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-6; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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24 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

[Saturday routine]

9.00am: Cautioned Skipper E.W. Knapman, HM Trawler 298 (Controller) for overstaying his leave on two occasions (K.R. and A.I. Art 724). Signed EW Knapman.

Number on sick list: 13.


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25 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.30am: R.C.s to French cruiser Foudre.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 14.


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26 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NW force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.15pm: Cautioned Skipper R.T. Murray of H.M. Trawler 1370 Dane II for creating a disturbance on board 1370 (Dane II) on the night of Aug 24-25. Signed R.T. Murray.

Number on sick list: 15.


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27 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 184.


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28 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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29 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

4.00am: Leslie Wright, wireless operator SS Coya, passed away.*

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.50am: Diving party left ship.

4.50pm: Funeral party left ship.

Number on sick list: 12.


*[Note: Although illness was the reason, there were suggestions that stress may have played a role in this death. See http://ww1photos.com/Names/W/WrightLHWireOpMercMarine.html]


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30 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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31 August 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm then SW force 6-7; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]

[Saturday routine]


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R.E. Chilcott RN: Captain*

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*[Note: Ronald Evered Chilcott succeeded AK Macrorie as Captain on 22nd August 1918. See http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/tfs/index.php/Ronald_Evered_Chilcott]



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1918


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1 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable N force 1-4; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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2 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Paid quarterly settlement.


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3 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Received 1.5 tons of coal.

2.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 185 and 186.


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4 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 15.


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5 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

5.45pm: Collier SS Romney secured alongside.

Number on sick list: 12.


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6 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 2-3; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

6.00am: Hands preparing for provisioning.

8.00am: Hands provisioning ship.

2.00pm: Hands provisioning ship.

5.20pm: Cast off collier.

Provisions received: 803 lb vegetables; fresh water: 10 tons distilled, 7 tons expended, 55 tons remaining; 8.9 tons coal expended, 963 tons remaining.


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7 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NW force 2; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Saturday routine]

Number on sick list: 14.


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8 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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9 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Coaling party left ship.

Number on sick list: 16.


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10 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.30am: Coaling party left ship.

Number on sick list: 16.


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11 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 79°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

10.00pm: 16 earthquake shocks felt on board between the hour of 10.00pm and midnight.*


*[Note: This event is not listed as a major earthquake.]


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12 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00am: 9 shocks felt during middle watch.

4.00am: 3 earthquake shocks during morning watch.

11.00am: 1 earthquake shock felt.

11.43pm and 11.45pm: Earthquake shocks felt.


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13 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00am: 20 earthquake shocks felt on board during middle watch.

5.00am: 17 earthquake shocks felt during morning watch.

10.30am: 2 earthquake shocks felt during forenoon.

1.00pm: 6 earthquake shocks felt during afternoon.

4.13pm: Earthquake shock felt on board.

8.00pm: 8 earthquake shocks felt during first watch.


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14 September 1918


At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 80°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.00am: 2 earthquake shocks felt during middle watch.

1.30pm Leave to watch until 6pm.

Number on sick list: 15.


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15 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 5-7; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Sunday routine]

8.00am: R.C.s landed.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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16 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 5-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.35am: Earthquake shock felt on board.

Number on sick list: 13.


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17 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 5-1; broken cloud and thundery rain; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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18 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.12am: Earthquake shock felt on board.

8.00am: Coaling party left ship.

2.00pm: Read Warrant No.189.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No.190.

Number on sick list: 14.


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19 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

7.30am: Coaling party left ship.

Number on sick list: 16.


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20 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00am: 4 earthquake shocks felt during middle watch.

Provisions received: 1,574 lb fresh meat.

Fresh water: 8 tons expended, 47 tons remaining.

7.7 tons coal expended, 832.5 tons remaining.


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21 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N and NW force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

3.00am: 1 rating from trawler Faraday [H490, Adm 3312] came on board for medical treatment.

[Saturday routine]

6.45pm: Capt. Chilcott R.N. joined ship.*


*[Note: See above 31st August. This is the transfer of command.]


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22 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind “light airs”; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 78°F]

1.26am & 1.29am: Earthquake shocks felt on board.

8.00am: Albert Hindmarsh R.N.R. age 20, deckhand, [from HMT Faraday] passed away. (Mastoid abscess & complications).*

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


*[Note: The official record says “drowned”. See World War 1 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies – September 1918]


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23 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-3; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.50am: Funeral party left ship.

Number on sick list: 16.


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24 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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25 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

5.30pm: Collier Romney secured alongside.

10.40pm: Capt. Macrorie R.N. left ship.


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26 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

6.00am Hands coaling ship.

1.00pm: Hands coaling drifters.

6.30pm Hands to clean.

Number on sick list: 13.


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27 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

6.00am: Hands coaling ship.

9.50am: Finished coaling; received 360 tons. Collier Romney shoved off. Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident, 1 jaw shifting spanner.


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28 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and S force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 77°F]

[Saturday routine]

7.50am: British seaplanes arrived from Syra [Syros].

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.


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29 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SW force 2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 74°F]

2.43am: Earthquake shocks felt on board.

[Sunday routine]

10.15am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.


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30 September 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind W veering N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00am: 9 earthquake shocks felt during morning watch.

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. 13 earthquake shocks felt during forenoon.

1.00pm: 45 earthquake shocks felt during afternoon.

4.00pm: Evening quarters. 4 earthquake shocks felt during 1st dog watch.

6.00pm: 4 earthquake shocks felt during last dog watch.

8.00pm: 21 earthquake shocks felt during first watch.

Number on sick list: 12.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1918


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1 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00am:13 earthquake shocks felt on board during middle watch.

4.00am: 8 earthquake shocks felt during morning watch.

8.00am: 4 earthquake shocks felt during forenoon.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money. 8 earthquake shocks felt during afternoon.

4.00pm: 8 earthquake shocks felt during 1st dog watch.

6.00pm: 8 earthquake shocks felt during last dog watch.

9.00pm: 3 shocks felt during 1st watch.


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2 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30am: 7 earthquake shocks felt during middle watch.

4.00am: 12 earthquake shocks felt during morning watch.

9.30am: 4 shocks felt during forenoon.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 191 and 192.

9.00pm: Lieut. Cmdr. Davidson R.N.R. left ship.


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3 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00am: Earthquake shocks felt at 1.5, 1.28 & 3.56am.

8.00am: Hands painting ship’s sides.


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4 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: 1 brush lost by accident.

8.00pm: 1 boat's iron crutch lost overboard by accident.


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5 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and SE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

[Saturday routine]

7.40am: Earthquake shock felt at 7.40am.

11.15pm: Shocks felt at 8.25, 9.01,+ 11.02pm.


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6 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SW force 2-4; cloud and thundery rain; air temperature average 77°F]

2.43am: 9 earthquake shocks felt on board in middle watch.

[Sunday routine]

7.45am: R.C.s landed for church.

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6pm.

9.00pm: 2 earthquake shocks felt during 1st watch.


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7 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind WSW backing S force 2; broken cloud and thundery rain; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite. Divers employed scraping ship's screws.

Number on sick list: 11.


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8 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind S force 2; cloud and thundery rain; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Divers cleaning ship's screws. Hands refitting and as requisite.


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9 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind S and SW force 2; cloud and thundery rain; air temperature average 74°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Divers at work on ship's bottom.

Number on sick list: 8.


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10 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Paint brush lost overboard by accident.


4edebc9614d0450578000af6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62842/0007_1.jpg)


11 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00am: 10 earthquake shocks felt during middle watch.

Provisions received: 1046 lb Fresh meat, 836 lb vegetables.

Fresh water: 6 tons distilled, 8 tons expended, 46 tons remaining.


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12 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind SSE veering WSW force 3-6; cloudy with squalls; air temperature average 74°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

Number on sick list: 10.


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13 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

2.43am: 9 earthquake shocks felt on board in middle watch.

[Sunday routine]

8.15am: Earthquake shock felt.

10.00am: Divine service.


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14 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Took in 1 ton coal for steamboats.

Number on sick list: 13.


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15 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am Divisions and prayers. Marines landed for drill. Hands employed as requisite. cleaning, painting etc. Divers cleaning ship's bottom.


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16 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind “light airs” S; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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17 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


4edebc9714d0450578000afd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62842/0011_0.jpg)


18 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Took in 1 ton of coal for steamboats.

1.29pm and 2.48pm: Earthquake shock felt.

11.42pm: Reginald Oldroyd Signalman RNVR passed away: dysentery.


*[See World War 1 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies]


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19 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

[Saturday routine]

10.55am: HMS [RFA] Hazel secured alongside.

1.15pm: Hands getting in provisions.

4.00pm Funeral party left ship.

5.55pm: HMS Hazel cast off.

Number on sick list: 12.


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20 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.


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21 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind calm and N; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 14.


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22 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: clamp screw of steam pinnace's port side light.


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23 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00am: Took in 2 tons of coal for steamboats.

1.15am: Frederick Mayoh, Junior Reserve Attendant passed away (dysentery).*

4.41pm: Earthquake shock felt on board.

4.50pm: Funeral party left ship.


*[See World War 1 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies – October 1918]


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24 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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25 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind SE force 2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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26 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly WSW force 3; broken cloud with squalls; air temperature average 71°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.

Number on sick list: 11.


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27 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable SSW force 1; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 72°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

11.00am: Took in 1.3 tons coal for steamboats.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 6.00pm.


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28 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly W force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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29 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 14.


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30 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SE force 3-8 [sic]; cloud and rain; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Hands preparing ship for coaling. 2 earthquake shocks felt during forenoon.

11.00am: Took in .8 tons of coal for steamboats.

2.00pm: Watch preparing for coaling.

3.24pm: Earthquake shock felt on board.


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31 October 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable W force 3; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

4.30am: Earthquake shock felt.

6.15am: Hands preparing for coaling.

8.45am: Collier secured alongside.

9.30am: Commenced coaling. Took in 380 tons coal.

5.45pm: Finished coaling.

6.00pm: Cast off collier. Hands cleaning ship.

Provisions received: 1,050 lb vegetables.

Fresh water: 9 tons distilled, 9 tons expended, 53 tons remaining.

8.5 tons coal expended, 1228.7 tons remaining.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1918


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1 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

2.00pm: Lost from capsized boat: 1 box of tools & spare parts for depth charges, one box testing set for IV depth-charge pistol & two tool bags.

Number on sick list: 12.


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2 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly WSW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

[Saturday routine]

3.48am: Earthquake shock felt on board.

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment.

1.30pm: Leave until 6pm.


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3 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable W force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Sunday routine]

8.00am: R.C.'s to French cruiser Voltaire.*

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave until 6.00pm.


*[Note: This heavy cruiser had been damaged in a U-boat attack and came into Milos for repairs. See hyperlink.]


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4 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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5 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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6 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind NNE veering NE force 5-7; broken cloud and squalls; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.30am: Earthquake shocks felt at 10.14, 11.27am.

Number on sick list: 9.


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7 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

11.00am: Lieut Comdr Moses R.N.R joined ship.

1.30pm: Hands employed as requisite. Training classes.

3.30pm: Read Warrant No. 194.

Provisions received: 2,445 lb Fresh meat.

Fresh water: 9 tons distilled, 7 tons expended, 61 tons remaining.

Number on sick list: 8.


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8 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 5; broken cloud and squalls; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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9 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

[Saturday routine]

2.45pm: Comdr Brown R.N.R. left ship.

Number on sick list: 7.


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10 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 3-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

[Sunday routine]

9.15am: R.C.'s landed for service.

10.00am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave untill 6.00pm.


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11 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 7-3; broken cloud and squalls; air temperature average 66°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.30pm: Leave until 6.00pm.

3.00pm: Dressed ship.*

5.15pm: Undressed ship.


*[Note: This was Armistice Day.]


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12 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 2-4; broken cloud and squalls; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 6.*


*[Note: This is the lowest number for the year so far, but there now follow several weeks of mass sickness, which may be food poisoning but is more likely to be the influenza pandemic, the so-called “2nd wave” of which peaked in Greece in November 1918. See for example http://www.infezmed.it/media/journal/Vol_23_1_2015_14.pdf]


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13 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 5-1; broken cloud and showers; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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14 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly S force 1; cloud and showers; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 11.


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15 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Sale of effects of the late Albert Hindmarsh R.N.R.T.*

Number on sick list: 12.


*[Note: See log above, 22nd September 1918. It was a custom of the service for the coxswain or master-at-arms to auction a deceased man's kit to his shipmates, all proceeds being applied to the man's estate. Many articles sold for several times their original cost, only to be returned to the auctioneer for resale. See http://www.hmsrichmond.org/avast/customs.htm]


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16 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 63°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave untill 6.00pm:

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No.195.


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17 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 63°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave until 5.30pm.


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18 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 59°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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19 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly NE force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 14.


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20 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SW force 1; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

9.15am: Exercised out kedge anchor.

Number on sick list: 20.


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21 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly variable force 1; cloudy with showers; squalls later; air temperature average 64°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

3.00pm: Funeral party left ship.

6.45pm: Heavy squall from NE (force 10).

Number on sick list: 24.


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22 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly N force 1; cloudy with showers; squalls later; air temperature average 62°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on: Sick list: 33.


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23 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave until 6.00pm:

9.20pm: Mr Hornsby, Warrant Shipwright, died age 29.*

Number on sick list: 46.


*[See 1918-1939 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies ]


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24 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave until 5.30pm.

3.00pm: Funeral party left ship.

Number on sick list: 55.


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25 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 61°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00pm: 1 boathook lost overboard by accident.

Number on sick list: 63.


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26 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Number on sick list: 65.


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27 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Number on sick list: 67.


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28 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind S veering W force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

1.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Number on sick list: 63.


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29 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3; cloud and rain showers; air temperature average 63°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

Number on sick list: 55.


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30 November 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable SW and W; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

[Saturday routine]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave until 6.00pm:

Number on sick list: 54.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1918


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1 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable “light airs”; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 60°F]

[Sunday routine]

10.30am: Divine service.

1.30pm: Leave untill 5.30pm.

Number on sick list: 51.


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2 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 61°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

8.00pm: Earthquake shocks felt at 7.20, 7.27, 7.45pm.

Number on sick list: 43.


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3 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable N force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

12.30pm: Lost overboard: one boat’s anchor weighing 90 lbs.

Number on sick list: 33.


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4 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable N force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 58°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

4.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Number on sick list: 32.


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5 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 10-2 [sic]; cloud and rain squalls; air temperature average 58°F]

3.45am: William Kelland AB, age 36 died on board.*

8.30am: SS Ellerdale secured alongside (coaling). Hands preparing for coaling and provisioning ship.

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment. Provisioned ship. Preparing for coaling.

2.45pm: Funeral party left ship.

Number on sick list: 22.


*[See 1918-1939 – Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies]


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6 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind N force 4-7; cloud and rain squalls; air temperature average 58°F]

6.40am: Commenced coaling.

2.10pm: Finished coaling.

6.00pm: Hands cleaning ship.

Number on sick list: 20.


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7 December 1918

At Milos, Cyclades.

Lat 36.7, Long 24.4

[Wind variable N force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

7.00am: Lifebuoy tested and found correct.

8.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea and unmooring ship.

Number on sick list: 19.


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8 December 1918

At sea, Milos to Mudros.*

Lat 37.3, Long 24.3

[Wind N force 2-4; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F, sea 61°F]

7.15am: Weighed and proceeded; course and speed as req for leaving harbour. Draft on leaving: forward 22’0”, aft 19’6”.

8.58am: Streamed patent log. Course N14°W.

9.20am: Phalconera [Falconera] abeam: (Northern extreme)

9.45am: Sarpho [Serifos?] Lighthouse bore NE. Phalconera Northern extreme bore S75°W.

11.13am: Altered course to N10°E.

7.00pm: Exercised sea-boat crews.

8.00pm: Passed HMS Rifleman.

11.00pm: Exercised sea-boats’ crews.

Number on sick list:19.


*[Note: Theseus is now on passage from Milos to Batum, Georgia. Following the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, 1918, the Allies feared that the Germans would inherit Russian warships and sail down through the Black Sea and through the Dardanelles into the Mediterranean. In fact most of the Soviet sailors scuttled their ships rather than let them fall into German hands, and the Germans were in no position to launch a strategic assault of this magnitude. Once the war was over, the British sought to move forces into the Black Sea in order to support the counter-revolutionary “Whites” against the Bolsheviks, and also to protect oil supplies. Batum was the Black Sea terminus for the oil pipeline from Ira and the railway from Baku, so forces were based there in 1919, and Theseus was detailed to support these. The main British force was made up of the 27th Division, a wartime formation.

On November 2nd the division was ordered to move back down the Struma to the Orlyak area (Bulgaria). Constantinople was reached on the 19th, and reached Batum on December 22nd. Detachments were sent to Poti (N. of Batum), and Tiflis; and on January 19th, 1919, Divisional H.Q. opened at Tiflis. By January 31st the last shipload of the division disembarked at Batum. By May, 1919, detachments had been sent to a number of places in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Divisional H.Q. were in Tiflis.

On August 15th, 1919, the withdrawal of British Troops began from Trans-Caucasia, and on September 7th, Divisional H.Q. opened at Batum. On March 4th, 1920, Br.-Gen. Cooke-Collis was appointed to command the Inter-Allied Force at Batum. This force was withdrawn from Batum by July 14th, 1920. Theseus played a role in supporting and also moving these troops around the region.]


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9 December 1918

At Mudros.

Lat 39.8, Long 25.2

[Wind variable calm; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F, sea 52°F]

2.13am: Sighted Strati Island bearing NE.

7.40am: Passed boom.

8.00am: Came to with port anchor. 3 shackles.

3.00pm: Mr Stopford Lt. R.N. left ship.

5.45pm: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.55pm: Course S.79°W. 45 revs.

7.00pm: Streamed patent log.

9.00pm: Altered course to N2°E.

10.25pm: Kastro Light [Mirina, Limnos] abeam bearing S86°E 6.75 miles.

10.30pm: Passed French cruiser escorting 4 submarines.

Midnight: Kastro Light bore S37°E; altered course to N74°E.

Number on sick list: 16.

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10 December 1918

At sea from Mudros to Constantinople.

Lat 40.2, Long 26.4

[Wind variable calm; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F, sea 59°F]

8.30am: Kephalo Light abeam. Streamed as necessary to follow swept channel to Cape Hellas and then through the Dardanelles.

11.05am Chanak abeam.

12.34pm: Karakova Light abeam.

1.21pm: Chardak Burnu [Canakkale] Light abeam.

6.27pm: Hora [Hosköy] Light abeam; course N.23°W.

7.22pm: Khairsiz Ada Light [Hayirsiz Adasi] abeam bearing S23°E 4 miles.

8.00pm: Khairsiz Ada Light bore S39°W.

9.30pm: Fener Light abeam. Khairsiz Ada Light bore S57°W.

Number on on sick list: 8.


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11 December 1918

At sea and at Constantinople.

Lat 40.9, Long 29.0

[Wind variable calm; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F, sea 57°F]

3.00am: Stephano Light bore N73°E.

4.00am: Stephano Light bore N58°E.

6.10am: Stephano Light abeam.

[Various changes in course and speed throughout am.]

7.17am: Came to with starboard anchor in 11 fathoms off "Haidar Pasha"; veered to 5 shackles.

2.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

2.50pm: SS Glensloy secured alongside.

4.30pm: Hands coaling ship.

10.00pm: Finished coaling; received 212 tons.


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12 December 1918

At Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

[Wind variable calm; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F, sea 57°F]

7.25am: Cast off collier.

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded-course necessary for leaving harbour.

2.00pm: Entered swept channel.

6.35pm: Kilia Light bore S35°W.


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13 December 1918

At sea, Constantinople to Batum.

Lat 42.2, Long 33.0

[Wind NE force 1; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F, sea 56°F]

4.00am: Course N69°E.

2.00pm: Course N82°E.

11.00pm: Altered course to S84°E.


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14 December 1918

At sea, Constantinople to Batum.

Lat 42.2, Long 37.0

[Wind S backing SE force 1; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F, sea 57°F]

8.30am: Altered course to S85°E.

Noon: Altered course to S82°E.

Number on sick list: 6.


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15 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F, sea 58°F]

10.30am: Divine service.

12.30pm: Course as requisite for proceeding through minefield.

1.35pm: Came to with port anchor. Moored to shore.

2.30pm: Lost by accident: 1 log line and rotator.

Number on sick list: 3.


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16 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]


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17 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S; cloud and rain; air temperature average 53°F]

[Routine ship maintenance, leave and training]

6.00am: Hands streaming and spreading awnings.


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18 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable; cloud and rain showers; air temperature average 47°F]


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19 December 1918


At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 51°F]

4.00pm: Hoisted out 6" gun.

8.00pm: Exercised searchlight crews.

Number on sick list: 4.


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20 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 51°F]

9.15am: Hands working main derrick, hoisting out gun parts, unfuzing Lyddite shell and as requisite.

Provisions received: 333 lb fresh meat, 516 lb vegetables.


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21 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly E force 7-2; cloud with rain squalls; air temperature average 54°F]

1.30pm: Hands employed on shore hoisting 6" gun on to truck.

4.30pm: First picket-boat’s steaming light bracket lost overboard by accident.


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22 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SE force 4-7 cloud with rain squalls; air temperature average 64°F]

9.30am: Divisions and divine service.

2.00pm: Rigged diving boat. Working party on shore loading transports.


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23 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SSW force 1-2; cloud with rain; air temperature average 59°F]

6.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Worked main derrick, hoisted out 6" gun base plate.

1.00pm: Diving party left ship.

1.20pm: Worked main derrick.

9.40pm: Worked main and fore derricks. Out kedge anchor.

Number on sick list: 7.


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24 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SSW “light airs”; cloud with drizzle; air temperature average 55°F]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed dismounting guns, berthing transports and as requisite.

3.15pm: Hoisted out 6" gun and mounting.


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25 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]


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26 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]


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27 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]


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28 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

6.30am: 1 crutch lost from whaler by accident.

Number on sick list: 5.


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29 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind NE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 55°F]


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30 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

1.30pm: Read Warrant No. 196.


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31 December 1918

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

1.00am: Put on clock 45 mins.


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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1ST TO DECEMBER 22ND 1919



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1919


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LOG

of

HMS THESEUS

Commanded by Captain RE Chilcott CBE RN

FOR THE PERIOD

Commencing 1st January 1919

Ending 22nd January 1919


Tonnage (Displacement): 8,500

Extreme Length: 365 feet

Extreme Breadth 95 feet


ENGINES

Manufacturer: Messrs Maudsley Sons & Field

IHP: 11000

Description: Vertical Triple Expansion 3 Cyl.

When fixed on Board: 1892


BOILERS

Manufacturer: Messrs Maudsley Sons & Field

Description: High Tubular Cylindrical Return Tube

When made: 1892

When put in Vessel: 1892


PADDLE WHEELS

OR SCREW PROPELLER

Manufacturer: Messrs Maudsley Sons & Field

Description: Twin Admiralty Griffiths, 3 Bladed

General State of Repair: Good


RE Chilcott Captain


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Establishment of Ship’s Company

Officers: 16

Seamen: 97

Boys: 5

Marines: 25

Engine-room Establishment: 84

Other non-executive ratings: 32

Total: 259


BAROMETER

Mercurial or Aneroid: Mercurial

Name of Maker and Number: J Hicks A 624

Height of cistern above sea: 15 feet


Thermometers for air temperature

Position in ship: Under Aft Bridge

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker and No: J Hicks; Date: From 1.1.19 to 22.12.19

Maker and No: J Hicks; Date: From 1.1.19 to 22.12.19


Thermometer for sea temperature

Maker and No: Harper & Son; Date: From 1.1.19 to 22.12.19


POSITION OF STANDARD COMPASS

On Upper Bridge, Forward


DEVIATION OF STANDARD COMPASS

18.11.19 Lat 42 00N Long 40 00E


ARMAMENT

Forecastle: One 6” QF

Starboard Battery: 3 6” QF

Port Battery: 3 6” QF

Quarter Deck: 1 6” QF

Aft Shelter Deck: 2 3-pounder HA

Fore Bridge: 1 3-pounder HA


BOATS

1 Picket Boat 56 feet

1 Steam Pinnace 48 feet

1 Launch 42 feet

1 Sailing Pinnace 36 feet

2 Cutters 32 feet

2 Whalers, Montagu, 27 feet

1 Gig 30 feet

1 Skiff 16 feet


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Draught of water with Bunkers full,

and complete with Provisions, Stores and Water: 19 feet 6 inches forward; 22 feet 6 inches aft

Load Draught: 19 feet 6 inches forward; 22 feet 6 inches aft

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch: 50

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

a) At load draught:

b) With bunkers full: 1050

c) In places other than Bunkers: 1230

Quantity of water carried:

a) For Boilers: 134 Tons

b) For Drinking: 50 Tons


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1 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

10.00am: Hands employed dismounting 6” guns for transport to Baku.*

11.40pm: Brought caique alongside for examination.


*[Note: British troops were sent to Baku in Azerbaijan initially against the Germans and Turks, but then in support of the “Whites” following the Bolshevik revolution. They remained through 1918 and 1919 to secure the oil and to support counter-revolution, but withdrew in 1919. See above and http://www.historynet.com/world-war-i-battle-for-baku.htm and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baku]


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2 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

Noon: Time ball dropped (9h.14m GMT)*

Provisions received: 155lb fresh meat, 396lb vegetables. Fresh water: 10 tons distilled, 8 tons expended, 56 tons remaining.


*[Note: A time ball was a device for identifying an exact time as an assistance to navigation. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_ball]



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3 January 1919

At Batum and Poti.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

7.00am: Hauled in stern hawsers.

8.30am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.15am Worked main derrick.

10-10.30am: Embarked ½ battalion of 26th Batt. Middlesex Regt. [A pioneer service battalion]

11.45am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Poti.

11.55am: Set course N14°W 55 revs.

2.37pm: Altered course to N42°.W.

3.17pm: Came to with starboard anchor 5 shackles in 9¾ fathoms off Poti. Disembarked troops in HM Trawlers 1128 [Recordo] and 340 [Loch Esk]

7.00pm: Trawlers cast off. True bearing and distance to position off Poti: N10°W (true) 26½ miles.



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4 January 1919

At Poti and Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind ENE and calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

6.40am: Shortened in to 2 shackles.

7.00am: Weighed anchor and proceeded to Batum. Set course S42°W 55 revs.

10.52am: Came to with port anchor.

10.54am: Starboard anchor; proceeded to moor stern to port offices.

12.45pm: Ship secured in berth.

4.25pm: Read Warrants Nos.197 and 198.


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5 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

Number on sick list: 10.

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6 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; mainly broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

11.30am:1 boat’s crutch lost by accident.

Noon: Read Warrant No. 199.

Number on sick list: 10.


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7 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 54°F]

9.25am: Diving party left ship.

11.55am: Diving party returned.

2.00pm: Bucket, hand galvanised, pattern 5A lost overboard by accident.


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8 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 54°F]


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9 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

2.30pm: Lieut. Hewitt R.N.V.R. left ship for Mudros.

6.00pm: Trawler Rononia came alongside with stores. Left at 7.35pm.


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10 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]


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11 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.


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12 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

9.30am: Hands mustered by the open list.

10.15am: Divine service held on the mess decks.

Number on sick list: 9.


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13 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S force 1-4; overcast with rain; air temperature average 54°F]

6.30am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

7.30am: Collier Lady Plymouth secured alongside.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

6.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night.


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14 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

7.00am: Resumed coaling ship.

12.25pm: Finished coaling; received 650 tons; cast off collier.

Number on sick list: 10.


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15 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]


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16 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 53°F]

8.00pm: Slung clean hammocks.

Number on sick list: 7.


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17 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 53°F]


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18 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; overcast; air temperature average 53°F]


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19 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

10.15am: Divine service held on mess decks.

Number on sick list: 5.


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20 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

Number on sick list: 3.


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21 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind E and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]


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22 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

1.30pm: Watch employed loading splinter mats for Baku into Trawler 1128 [Recordo].


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23 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

2.30pm: Landed funeral party.


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24 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

9.15am: Read Warrants Nos. 201 and 202.


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25 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

7.25pm: William George Phillips AB [J81964] drowned while returning from pier in skiff. Cries for help heard and assistance sent immediately but nothing seen of Phillips. Dragging operations carried out by 1st PB and skiff from 7.30 to 10.00pm without result.


4edebcab14d0450578000b82: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0016_1.jpg)


26 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 55°F]

9.30am: Sunday divisions.

9.45am: Body of W. G. Phillips AB recovered by grapnel on the port quarter.

10.30am: Divine service held on mess decks.


4edebcab14d0450578000b83: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0017_0.jpg)


27 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloudy; air temperature average 51°F]

9.00am: Working parties left ship.

9.15am: Court of Enquiry held on board concerning the death of William George Phillips AB. Verdict of "Accidentally Drowned" returned.

1.30pm: Funeral party landed.

3.45pm: Funeral party returned.


4edebcab14d0450578000b84: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0017_1.jpg)


28 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

9.15am: Party to quay trucking stores for Baku.


4edebcab14d0450578000b85: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0018_0.jpg)


29 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

11.00am: Hoisted in Russian steam pinnace.

1.30pm: Hands scrubbing and scaling Russian steam pinnace.


4edebcab14d0450578000b86: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0018_1.jpg)


30 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

9.30am: Landed small arms company for drill.


4edebcac14d0450578000b87: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0019_0.jpg)


31 January 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

Noon: Lieut. R.P. Hatton (N) joined ship.

12.45pm: Trawler 348 [Minoru] came alongside.

3.40pm: Trawler cast off.



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1919


4edebcac14d0450578000b88: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0019_1.jpg)


1 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm and N; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.


4edebcac14d0450578000b89: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0020_0.jpg)


2 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 54°F]

7.30am: Working party landed.

10.00am: Divine service held on mess decks. R.C.s landed for service.


4edebcac14d0450578000b8a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0020_1.jpg)


3 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]

10.00am: Trawler 1182* came alongside. Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.25pm: Trawler 1128 cast off.

4.40pm: Warrant No. 203 read.


*[Note: This appears to be an error and should be 1128 Recordo]


4edebcac14d0450578000b8b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0021_0.jpg)


4 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-3; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 54°F]

3.30pm: Trawler 1182 [sic; should be 1128] came alongside; Mr Waye, Warrant Shipwright: and Mr Bonar, Warrant Eng joined ship.


4edebcac14d0450578000b8c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0021_1.jpg)


5 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind N force 1 and calm; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 54°F]

7.00am: Worked main derrick; hauled out sailing pinnace.

7.30am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside.

10.15am: Trawler cast off.

1.00pm: Trawler 1128 came alongside.

4.20pm: Trawler cast off.

8.34pm: A large flame was seen, followed by a loud explosion.


4edebcad14d0450578000b8d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0022_0.jpg)


6 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable NE force 6-2; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 61°F]

9.15am: Trawler 348 [Minoru] came alongside.

12.50pm: Trawler 1128 came alongside.

4.15pm: Trawler 1128 cast off.


4edebcad14d0450578000b8e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0022_1.jpg)


7 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 7-0; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 61°F]

10.20am: Trawler 1128 came alongside. Hands employed taking in provisions.

11.00am: Trawler 348 came alongside.

Noon: Trawler 1128 cast off.

1.30pm: Hands employed stowing provisions and cleaning ship.

2.10pm: Trawler 348 cast off.

Provisions received: 1,660lb vegetables; fresh water: 10 tons distilled, 7 tons expended, 42 tons remaining.

Number on sick list: 4.


4edebcad14d0450578000b8f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0023_0.jpg)


8 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 3-1; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 55°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

11.10am: Trawler 1182 came alongside.

11.25am: Trawler 1182 cast off.*

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.15pm: Starboard stern mooring carried away.

6.00pm: Working cable and got out starboard stern wire.


*[Note: I have assumed that the occasional references to “trawler 1182” are mistaken, and should be 1128 [Recordo]. If this is not the case, then the references to 1182 refer to the hired trawler Strathelliot.]


4edebcad14d0450578000b90: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0023_1.jpg)


9 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

9.20am: R.C.'s landed for service.

10.15am: Divine service held on mess decks.

4.40pm: Worked main derrick, hoisted out Russian steam pinnace.


4edebcad14d0450578000b91: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0024_0.jpg)


10 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable W; broken cloud and showers; air temperature average 47°F]


4edebcad14d0450578000b92: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0024_1.jpg)


11 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly S force 2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 48°F]

9.20am: Hands employed working stern moorings.

1.30pm: Leave to Watch untill 11pm. Working parties landed.


4edebcae14d0450578000b93: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0025_0.jpg)


12 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly S force 2-4; cloud, rain and hail; air temperature average 48°F]

8.05pm: Port stern wire carried away. Hands securing port stern wire.


4edebcae14d0450578000b94: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0025_1.jpg)


13 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind W and NW force 4-7; heavy snow squalls; air temperature average 37°F]

0.30-2.00am: Blowing heavily from W with hard squalls. Snowing heavily at times.

1.30am: Large lighter broke adrift from Turkish steamer and smashed up on breakwater. Considerable swell and wind.

4.00am: Wind and weather moderating. Strict anchor watch held.

4.45am: Mooring bollards on shore carried away. Ship swinging to port anchor. Fouled and damaged sailing pinnace and Russian steam pinnace moored at buoy. Starboard gangway ladder carried away by Russian steam pinnace. After boom fouled running rigging of Russian schooner Yason carrying away jib halyards and other gear. Damage to schooner not able to be ascertained owing to state of weather. Hove in port cable to 5½ shackles.

4.45am: Russian steam pinnace and sailing pinnace, both in a sinking condition. The following stores were lost from Russian steam pinnace: 2 lamps, hand, 1 can tin for oil, 1 gall. 1 can tin for oil 3 galls. 1 bucket galvanised pattern 5a, 1 chisel shipping 1". 1 spanner shifting jaw 16".1 fender, oil ½ pint, 1 pair pliers side cutting, 1 hammer, hand 2 lbs. 1 lantern bulkhead, 1 syringe, brass.1 funnel tin for filling boat’s boilers.

5.15am: Ship lying quietly to port anchor on 5½ shackles. 1 hand lamp lost fron skiff. 1 hand lamp and 3 oilskin suits complete lost from Russian steam pinnace.

Anchor bearings 5.30am: Batum lighthouse N49°W, Russian cathedral N85°W, R.C. church S51°W, ship’s head NW by N.

10.00am: Hands preparing ship for sea. Lost from sailing pinnace, 8 hand scrubbers, 40 fathoms, ⅝ chain. grapnel and 5 fenders.

6.00pm: Anchor watch put on.


4edebcae14d0450578000b95: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0026_0.jpg)


14 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind W backing E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 37°F]

5.00am: Hove in to 5½ shackles on port cable.

5.30am: Worked main engines.

5.40am: Veered to 5 shackles on port cable. All clear.

6.30am: Shortened in on starboard cable; stowed sheet anchor.

7.20am: HM Tug Moose took stern tow rope to clear buoys.

9.00am: Hands preparing ship for mooring to shore.

3.00pm: Ship moored astern.


4edebcae14d0450578000b96: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0026_1.jpg)


15 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 47°F]

8.45am: Hands spread QD awning.

11.45am: Saturday routine: hauled in sailing pinnace.

4.00pm: Working parties returned; furled QD awning; read Warrants Nos. 204 & 205.

11.30pm: Hove in starboard cable to 4½ shackles.


4edebcae14d0450578000b97: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0027_0.jpg)


16 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind SE force 6-2; broken cloud with squalls; air temperature average 56°F]

9.15am: Church parties landed. Divine service.


4edebcae14d0450578000b98: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0027_1.jpg)


17 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 5-1; cloud with rain; air temperature average 56°F]

7.00am: Worked main derrick. Replaced steam pinnace's boiler.


4edebcae14d0450578000b99: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0028_0.jpg)


18 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]


4edebcaf14d0450578000b9a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0028_1.jpg)


19 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SE force 2-6; broken cloud with squalls; air temperature average 56°F]

9.00am: 1 paintbrush lost by accident.

10.45am: Trawler Semnos [1195] came alongside.

11.30am: Worked main derrick; hoisted in picket boat.

8.30pm: Hoisted in starboard stern wire; landed escort.

9.45pm: Escort & 8 prisoners returned.


4edebcaf14d0450578000b9b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0029_0.jpg)


20 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 2-5; cloud with rain; air temperature average 56°F]

6.15am: Hands employed rigging stages and clearing up decks.


4edebcaf14d0450578000b9c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0029_1.jpg)


21 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud with rain; air temperature average 55°F]

8.00am: Working parties left ship.

11.00am: Worked main derrick; lifted in picket boat’s boiler.


4edebcaf14d0450578000b9d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0030_0.jpg)


22 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with rain showers; air temperature average 55°F]

8.45am: Trawler Recordo came alongside.

11.00am: Recordo cast off.

12.45pm: Trawler Recordo came alongside with canteen stores.

1.30pm: Leave to watch until 11pm. Starboard Watch employed taking in canteen stores.

2.40pm: Trawler Recordo cast off.

Provisions received: 290lb fresh meat, 415lb vegetables.

Fresh water: 9 tons expended, 56 tons remaining.


4edebcaf14d0450578000b9e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0030_1.jpg)


23 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm then N force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

9.20am: Church parties landed.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.00am: Divine service on mess decks.


4edebcaf14d0450578000b9f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0031_0.jpg)


24 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

6.15am: hands employed clearing up decks and rigging stages for painting ship's side.

8.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite. 1 paintbrush lost overboard by accident.


4edebcaf14d0450578000ba0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0031_1.jpg)


25 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

0.40am: Loud explosion heard.

12.55pm: Trawler 1195 [Semnos] came alongside.


4edebcb014d0450578000ba1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0032_0.jpg)


26 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly S force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 52°F]

9.15am: Trawler Semnos came alongside.

11.00am: Cast off.

1.20pm: Trawler 1195 came alongside.

3.00pm: Cast off.


4edebcb014d0450578000ba2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0032_1.jpg)


27 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly S force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 50°F]

8.30am: Working parties landed.


4edebcb014d0450578000ba3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0033_0.jpg)


28 February 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 50°F]



LOGS FOR MARCH 1919


4edebcb014d0450578000ba4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0033_1.jpg)


1 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm and S force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 52°F]

10.20am: Trawler 340 [Loch Esk] came alongside & took in empties.

10.30am: Cast off.

12.30pm: Trawler 340 came alongside.

2.30pm: Cast off.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 207.


4edebcb014d0450578000ba5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0034_0.jpg)


2 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly NE force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

9.30am: Divine service; protestants and nonconformists.

10.00am: RC’s landed.

11.30am: RC’s returned.

4edebcb014d0450578000ba6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0034_1.jpg)


3 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

2.40pm: Trawler 340 alongside with stores, rope etc.

4.30pm: T340 cast off.


4edebcb114d0450578000ba7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0035_0.jpg)


4 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

7.00am: Worked main derrick and lifted steam pinnace.

8.00am: Trawler 348 [Minoru] came alongside.

9.35am: Cast off.

2.00pm: Mr. Bonar, Warrant Engineer, left ship.


4edebcb114d0450578000ba8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0035_1.jpg)


5 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S force 2; rain and hail; air temperature average 43°F]


4edebcb114d0450578000ba9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0036_0.jpg)


6 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 5-1; rain and hail; air temperature average 42°F]

7.00am: Worked main derrick.


4edebcb114d0450578000baa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0036_1.jpg)


7 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 4-1; cloud and rain; air temperature average 42°F]

9.10am: Worked main derrick.

am and pm: Training and instruction.


https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0037_0.jpg


8 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 49°F]

9.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Saturday routine.

10.30am: Hands spread awning.

7.00pm: Trawler 1128 came alongside.

7.45pm: Hands employed taking in provisions.

8.20pm: Trawler 1128 cast off.


4edebcb114d0450578000bac: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0037_1.jpg)


9 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 48°F]

10.30am: Divine service on mess decks.


4edebcb114d0450578000bad: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0038_0.jpg)


10 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly E force 2; cloud and rain showers; air temperature average 52°F]

9.15am: Trawler 348 alongside.

9.30am: Rear Admiral came on board.*

9.50am: RA left, T348 cast off.

1.00pm: Trawler 1195 came alongside.

1.45pm: Trawler 1195 cast off.


*[Note: The Rear-Admiral is likely to be Rear-Admiral M Culme-Seymour, O.C. Black Sea, appointed in January 1919.]


4edebcb114d0450578000bae: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0038_1.jpg)


11 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 6-3; cloud and rain squalls; air temperature average 56°F]

9.30am: Rear Admiral came on board & inspected ship.

10.50am: Rear Admiral left ship.


4edebcb214d0450578000baf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0039_0.jpg)


12 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud and rain squalls; air temperature average 51°F]

4.00pm: Evening quarters. Read Warrant No. 208.


4edebcb214d0450578000bb0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0039_1.jpg)


13 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

9.15am: Landed small arms party on mole for drill.

10.30am: Trawler 340 [Loch Esk] came alongside with meat.

11.45am: Trawler 340 cast off.

12.05pm: Small arms party returned.

3.35pm: Trawler 340 came alongside with fresh water.

5.15pm: Trawler 340 cast off.

Provisions received: 1946lb fresh meat.


4edebcb214d0450578000bb1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0040_0.jpg)


14 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E and calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

7.00am: Worked main derrick. Hoisted out picket boat.

3.30pm: Trawler 340 came alongside with fresh water.

5.30pm: Trawler came alongside with stores from HMS Hibiscus.

6.30pm: Trawler 348 cast off.

7.30pm: Slung clean hammocks .


4edebcb214d0450578000bb2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0040_1.jpg)


15 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable and calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

6.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 209 and 210.


4edebcb214d0450578000bb3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0041_0.jpg)


16 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable and calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

10.00am: Divine service.

4.45pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling.

5.30pm: SS Boverton, collier, secured alongside.


4edebcb214d0450578000bb4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0041_1.jpg)


17 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 2-4 and calm; broken cloud and squalls; air temperature average 65°F]

1.00am: Hands employed easing port stern wire and casting off collier.

9.30am: Landed R.Cs for service.*


*[Note: It is not clear whether this service on a Monday was to make up for the Sunday coaling; it was also St Patrick’s Day.]


4edebcb314d0450578000bb5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0042_0.jpg)


18 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly NE force 2; cloud, rain and mist; air temperature average 56°F]

6.15am: SS Boverton, collier, came alongside; hands rigging ship for coaling.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.00pm: Finished coaling; received 518 tons; collier cast off.


4edebcb314d0450578000bb6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0042_1.jpg)


19 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

2.00pm: 1 iron boat- hook (small) lost by accident.


4edebcb314d0450578000bb7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0043_0.jpg)


20 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 56°F]

11.00am: 1 bucket (wood) lost by accident.

3.45pm: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with fresh water.

5.00pm: Cast off.


4edebcb314d0450578000bb8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0043_1.jpg)


21 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly W force 6-2; cloud, rain and drizzle; air temperature average 50°F]

7.30am: Cleared away sheet anchor.

9.15am: Landed working parties; hauled in port stern wire.

11.25am: Lt. Com. Saunders & 2 hands left ship.


4edebcb314d0450578000bb9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0044_0.jpg)


22 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable N and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]

4.00am: Special privileged liberty men returned.

9.00am: Saturday routine.


4edebcb314d0450578000bba: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0044_1.jpg)


23 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1 rising steeply; broken cloud then rain; air temperature average 55°F]

9.30am: Landed R.C.s.

10.30am: Landed nonconformists.

8:40pm: Heavy squalls from SW by W. Wind increased to 8-9, with heavy rain.

8:50pm: Wind increased 9-10 and backed to SSW.

9:30pm: Calm; continuous heavy rain. Barometer rose from 29.75 at 8, to 29.97 at 9:20pm. Slight swell after from NE.

Midnight: Sea smooth.


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24 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]

8.30am: Landed working parties.

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Seamanship class to instruction. Hands employed refitting and as requisite.

10.15am: Trawler 340 came alongside with boiler water.

11.45am: 340 cast off.

2.30pm: Loch Esk came alongside.

3.50pm: Loch Esk cast off.


4edebcb314d0450578000bbc: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0045_1.jpg)


25 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed painting guns, refitting and as requisite.


4edebcb414d0450578000bbd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0046_0.jpg)


26 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S force 1-2; broken cloud and showers; air temperature average 59°F]

4.45pm: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

5.30pm: Loch Esk cast off.

Number on sick list: 6.

4edebcb414d0450578000bbe: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0046_1.jpg)


27 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S force 1-2; broken cloud and showers; air temperature average 59°F]

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 211.


4edebcb414d0450578000bbf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0047_0.jpg)


28 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-2; broken cloud and showers; air temperature average 65°F]

10.40am: Lowered & rigged 2nd cutter for diving.

12.45pm: Diving party left ship.

3.15pm: Discharged 1 AB to hospital; diving party returned.

7.30pm: Slung clean hammocks.


4edebcb414d0450578000bc0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0047_1.jpg)


29 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

10.05am: Trawler 1128 came alongside.

10.45am: Cast off.


4edebcb414d0450578000bc1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0048_0.jpg)


30 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm then SE up to force 10; broken cloud then squalls; air temperature average 75°F]

7.00am: Lost overboard by accident, 1 electric drill with drill.

9.15am: R.Cs. landed.

10.00am: Divine service on mess decks.

10.45am: R.Cs. returned.

11.00am: Lt. Com. Surgeon Patterson R.N. joined ship.

6.37pm: Heard a sharp report in direction of mole.

10.15pm: Heavy squall wind from SE to SSW & increased from 4 to 10 in force. Barometer 29.83.


4edebcb414d0450578000bc2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0048_1.jpg)


31 March 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E force 1-5; cloud and rain; air temperature average 58°F]

10.20am: Diving boat left ship; divers at work.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1919


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1 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

12.45pm: Monthly payment made.

2.00pm: Carpenters repairing pier.


4edebcb514d0450578000bc4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0049_1.jpg)


2 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 59°F]

9.45am: Trawler Recordo came alongside and discharged stores.

11.00am: Cast off.


4edebcb514d0450578000bc5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0050_0.jpg)


3 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 59°F]


4edebcb514d0450578000bc6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0050_1.jpg)


4 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with early mist; air temperature average 55°F]

6.30am: Worked main derrick; hoisted steam pinnace; working parties landed.

9.00am: Saturday routine.[sic]*

10.45am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside.

11.15am: Steam pinnace moored up to buoy.

12.20pm: Loch Esk cast off.


*[Note: As this was a Friday, it seems to link to the Saturday regatta the next day.]


4edebcb514d0450578000bc7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0051_0.jpg)


5 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with early mist; air temperature average 55°F]

9.15am: Pipe down. Regatta.

1.20pm: Loch Esk came alongside.

3.00pm: Cast off.


4edebcb514d0450578000bc8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0051_1.jpg)


6 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud with some rain; air temperature average 54°F]

10.00am: Divine service on mess decks.

11.40am: Landed escort.

12.20pm: Escort returned.


4edebcb514d0450578000bc9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0052_0.jpg)


7 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud with some rain and drizzle; air temperature average 54°F]

8.15am: Trawler Semnos came alongside with fresh water.

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed cleaning and refitting ship. Diving party left ship.

9.45am: Trawler Semnos cast off.

10.00am: Dismounted and landed Pom Pom gun, by floating crane.*

11.45am: Diving party returned.


*[Note: Most likely this gun would be sent along the railway to Baku to assist British forces supporting the “Whites” against the Bolsheviks.]


4edebcb614d0450578000bca: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0052_1.jpg)


8 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud with some rain and drizzle; air temperature average 54°F]

1.30pm: Hands preparing for landing party. Fired 1 round of practice from B1,2 and 3 guns seawards.

8.30pm: Received from Military Authority, Markman, Gervase, Tumanov, Covdye [?]; civilian prisoners, members of strike committee.*

9.40pm: Received from Military Authority, 1 prisoner Scroham [?], President of committee.


*[Note: It is possible that these prisoners had been arrested in Baku and delivered to Theseus by railway. In his book Churchill’s Secret War with Lenin: British and Commonwealth Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20, (Helion, 2017 page 440) Damien Wright indicates that British naval action on the Caspian Sea was inhibited during April 1919 by strike action in the Baku shipyards in support of the Bolsheviks. If that is the case, then these men were strike leaders arrested by British forces.]


4edebcb614d0450578000bcb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0053_0.jpg)


9 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 212.

8.00pm: Discharged 1 prisoner over to Military Authorities, Scroham. [?]


4edebcb614d0450578000bcc: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0053_1.jpg)


10 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]


4edebcb614d0450578000bcd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0054_0.jpg)


11 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud and rain; air temperature average 56°F]

9.15am: Trawler Semnos came alongside with boiler water.

11.30am: T. Semnos cast off.

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning and refitting ship. T. Semnos came alongside with boiler water.

2.35pm: Semnos cast off.


4edebcb614d0450578000bce: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0054_1.jpg)


12 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

4.00am: Special liberty men returned.

5.20am: Discharged prisoners, Markman, Tumanov and Covidge [?] to Military Authority. Hands cleaning ship.

9.00am: Saturday routine. 2 carpenters repairing pier.

10.45am: Trawler Recordo came alongside with stores. 8 hands employed working stores for HMS Druid. 11.50am: T. Recordo cast off.

5.00pm: T.Recordo came alongside with ratings for Caspian Sea.

7.00pm: T. Recordo cast off.


4edebcb614d0450578000bcf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0055_0.jpg)


13 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

7.45am: Landed working parties.

8.30am: Church parties landed. (R.C.'s and Nonconformists)

10.00am: Divine service on mess decks.


4edebcb614d0450578000bd0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0055_1.jpg)


14 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW and calm; cloud with rain; air temperature average 56°F]

8.45am: Trawler 1195 [Semnos] came alongside with water.

10.20am: Cast off.

1.40pm: Trawler Recordo came alongside.

1.50pm: Cast off.

2.05pm: Trawler Semnos came alongside .

2.30pm: Cast off.


4edebcb714d0450578000bd1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0056_0.jpg)


15 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind SW force 1-3; cloud with rain; air temperature average 52°F]

9.30am: Discharged 4 ratings to [sloop] HMS Heliotrope.

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebcb714d0450578000bd2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0056_1.jpg)


16 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and N force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 54°F]

8.30am: Trawler Semnos came alongside. 2 carpenters working about pier.

9.45am: Cast off. Whalers’ crews cleaning and refitting boats.

11.15am: Semnos came alongside with fresh water.


4edebcb714d0450578000bd3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0057_0.jpg)


17 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]

9.20am: Trawler Recordo came alongside and embarked stores, provisions and baggage for Baku.

1.30pm: Working party landed. Trawler Recordo cast off.

3.55pm: Working party returned.


4edebcb714d0450578000bd4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0057_1.jpg)


18 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 58°F]

7.45am: Landed working parties.

9.15am: Church parties landed. (R.C.'s and Nonconformists)*

10.00am: Divine service on mess decks.

Number on sick list: 9.


*[Note: This was Good Friday 1919]


4edebcb714d0450578000bd5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0058_0.jpg)


19 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 58°F]

8.30am: Landed working parties. Hands cleaning ship. Saturday routine.

11.30am: Working parties returned.


4edebcb714d0450578000bd6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0058_1.jpg)


20 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with mist; air temperature average 56°F]

9.15am: Divine service on mess decks.

9.30am: Landed R.C.'s and Nonconformists.

11.05am: R.C.'s and Nonconformists returned.

1.00pm: Lieut. Comdr F. Cadogan R.N. joined ship.


4edebcb814d0450578000bd7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0059_0.jpg)


21 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with mist; air temperature average 56°F]

9.15am: Divisions and prayers. Hands employed cleaning, painting, refitting and scrubbing awning curtains.


4edebcb814d0450578000bd8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0059_1.jpg)


22 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud with mist; air temperature average 56°F]

1.30pm: Hands employed cleaning and refitting ship. Working ammunition. Landed working party.

3.45pm: Working party returned.

5.30pm: 1 rating left ship to join HM Tug Moose.


4edebcb814d0450578000bd9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0060_0.jpg)


23 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 2; cloud with rain; air temperature average 57°F]

9.00am: Trawler Minoru II came alongside for empties.

9.30am: Cast off.

10.00am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

11.00am: Cast off.

1.50pm: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

3.35pm: Cast off.


4edebcb814d0450578000bda: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0060_1.jpg)


24 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]

8.30am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

9.45am: Cast off.

11.20am: Blake AB returned from hospital.


4edebcb814d0450578000bdb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0061_0.jpg)


25 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

9.40am: Trawler Recordo came alongside.

9.55am: Cast off. Rigging cutters for diving.

10.05am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside.

12.40pm: Cast off.

2.45pm: Trawler Minoru II came alongside with stores.

3.55pm: Cast off. Worked main derrick; hoisted steam pinnace.

Number on sick list: 11.


4edebcb814d0450578000bdc: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0061_1.jpg)


26 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable W calm then up to force 10; broken cloud with showers later; air temperature average 61°F]

8.00am: 1 rating joined ship; Saturday routine.

7.05pm: Heavy squall from WSW, veering. Wind force 10 backing later to S.

7.30pm: Wind decreasing to 4.

8.00pm: Calm.

Number on sick list: 10.


4edebcb814d0450578000bdd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0062_0.jpg)


27 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.10am: Landed R.C.s & Nonconformists.

9.45am: Divine service on mess decks.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

Number on sick list: 9


4edebcb814d0450578000bde: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0062_1.jpg)


28 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly NE force 2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 56°F]

10.40am: Hands preparing ship for coaling.


4edebcb914d0450578000bdf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0063_0.jpg)


29 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly NE and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

7.30am: Collier SS War Monsoon came alongside.

7.45am: Commenced coaling; hands coaling ship.

3.10pm: Ceased coaling; received 308 tons.

Number on sick list: 10.


4edebcb914d0450578000be0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0063_1.jpg)


30 April 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

6.00am: Hands replacing main derrick.



LOGS FOR MAY 1919


4edebcb914d0450578000be1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0064_0.jpg)


1 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly NE and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

12.45pm: Monthly payment made.

4.00pm: Evening Quarters; read Warrant No. 213.

Number on sick list: 12.


4edebcb914d0450578000be2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0064_1.jpg)


2 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.30am: Working parties.


4edebcb914d0450578000be3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0065_0.jpg)


3 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SW variable; cloudy; air temperature average 62°F]

9.00am: 2 carpenters repairing skiff; Saturday routine.

Number on sick list: 9.


4edebcb914d0450578000be4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0065_1.jpg)


4 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.30am: Landed R.C.s & Nonconformists.

10.30m: Divine service on mess decks.

11.15am: Church parties returned.


4edebcba14d0450578000be5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0066_0.jpg)


5 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Working parties and ship maintenance.


4edebcba14d0450578000be6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0066_1.jpg)


6 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship.*


*[Note: No further details are given for what may have been a local event.]


4edebcba14d0450578000be7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0067_0.jpg)


7 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Working parties and ship maintenance.

11.00pm: 1 galvanized boathook lost by accident.

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebcba14d0450578000be8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0067_1.jpg)


8 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Working parties and ship maintenance.

2.50pm: Pipe down.


4edebcba14d0450578000be9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0068_0.jpg)


9 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Working parties and ship maintenance.

2.00pm: 1 brass boathook lost by accident, from skiff.

2.50pm: Pipe down.


4edebcba14d0450578000bea: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0068_1.jpg)


10 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; overcast with rain; air temperature average 58°F]

6.25am: Loch Esk came alongside.

7.40am: Cast off.

8.30am: Recordo came alongside.

10.40am: Cast off. Saturday routine.

11.30am: Discharged Lieut. Hatton to hospital.

2.20pm: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

2.30pm: Trawler Recordo came alongside.

2.40pm: Cast off.

3.30pm: Loch Esk cast off.

Number on sick list: 7.


4edebcba14d0450578000beb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0069_0.jpg)


11 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; overcast with rain; air temperature average 58°F]

8.10am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

9.20am: Cast off.

10.50am: Loch Esk came alongside.

11.35am: Cast off.


4edebcba14d0450578000bec: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0069_1.jpg)


12 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcbb14d0450578000bed: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0070_0.jpg)


13 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and ship maintenance.


4edebcbb14d0450578000bee: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0070_1.jpg)


14 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.00am: Landed seamen and marines for route march.

3.45pm: Hoisted cutters.


4edebcbb14d0450578000bef: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0071_0.jpg)


15 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW and W; early squalls then broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

1.30am: Squalls from SE veering E force 6. Backing later to S.

2.15am: Wind decreased to force 1.

2.45am: Calm.

4.50pm: Loch Esk came alongside with ratings from Caspian Sea.

5.55pm: Loch Esk cast off.


4edebcbb14d0450578000bf0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0071_1.jpg)


16 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy with some rain; air temperature average 61°F]

10.40am: Worked main derrick; hauled out sailing pinnace and picket boat.

Number on sick list: 3.


4edebcbb14d0450578000bf1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0072_0.jpg)


17 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S; cloudy with some rain; air temperature average 58°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

9.10am: Trawler Recordo came alongside with stores.

9.50am: Cast off.


4edebcbb14d0450578000bf2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0072_1.jpg)


18 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable E; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.30am: Divine service held on mess decks.

11.15am: Church parties returned.

2.00pm: Squalls from S veering to SSW, backing later to S.


4edebcbc14d0450578000bf3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0073_0.jpg)


19 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloud, rain and mist; air temperature average 62°F]

1.30pm: Working parties.

2.30pm: Pipe down.

3.50pm: Loch Esk came alongside.

4.15pm: Landed escort.

4.40pm: Loch Esk cast off.

5.06pm: Escort & 2 prisoners returned on board.


4edebcbc14d0450578000bf4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0073_1.jpg)


20 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud and rain; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.


4edebcbc14d0450578000bf5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0074_0.jpg)


21 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.10am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

1.20pm: Cast off.


4edebcbc14d0450578000bf6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0074_1.jpg)


22 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

10.30am: Hauled in stern wire.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 214.

Number on sick list: 8.


4edebcbc14d0450578000bf7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0075_0.jpg)


23 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

8.21am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.

1.20pm: Loch Esk cast off with ratings from Caspian Sea.


4edebcbc14d0450578000bf8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0075_1.jpg)


24 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 60°F]

4.00am: Special liberty men returned.

9.00am: Saturday routine.


4edebcbd14d0450578000bf9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0076_0.jpg)


25 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable N force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.15am: Divine service held on mess decks.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcbd14d0450578000bfa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0076_1.jpg)


26 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.*

10.15am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

11.30am: Loch Esk cast off.

1.00pm: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

1.30pm: Diving party left ship.

2.00pm: Loch Esk cast off.

3.45pm: Diving party returned.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 215; 1 thermometer lost by accident.

7.36pm: Undressed ship.


*[Note: No further details are supplied. However, the log below shows that this was a regular event, so it appears to be a general morale-booster rather than linked to particular events.]


4edebcbd14d0450578000bfb: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0077_0.jpg)


27 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm and SW; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

6.00am: Hands topping fore derrick for provisioning.

8.25am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

9.35am: Cast off.

10.35am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

12.20pm: Cast off.

12.55pm: SS War Weapon secured alongside.*

1.30pm: Loch Esk came alongside.

3.50pm: Cast off.


*[Note: In hyperlink, see SS Divatte.]


4edebcbd14d0450578000bfc: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0077_1.jpg)


28 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm and SW; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 65°F]

6.00am: Hands coaling ship.

11.20am: Finished coaling; received 170 tons.

1.30pm: Collier cast off.

2.00pm: Replaced main derrick.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 216.

7.45pm: Escort landed.

8.35pm: Escort & 3 prisoners returned on board.


4edebcbd14d0450578000bfd: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0078_0.jpg)


29 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

8.30am: Landed working parties; Saturday routine.*


*[Note: This was a Thursday, so there may have been a special reason for this entry.]


4edebcbd14d0450578000bfe: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0078_1.jpg)


30 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]

7.30am: Landed working parties; rigged diving boat.

10.00am: Diving party left ship.


4edebcbd14d0450578000bff: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0079_0.jpg)


31 May 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

12.25pm: Loch Esk came alongside with stores.

5.00pm: Cast off.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1919


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1 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]

8.30am: Recordo came alongside for Caspian Sea party & gear.

9.05am: Recordo cast off.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.15am: Divine service held on mess decks.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcbe14d0450578000c01: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0080_0.jpg)


2 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable N and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

11.05am: 5 ratings joined ship from Caspian Sea.

12.45pm: Paid monthly payment to ship's company.


4edebcbe14d0450578000c02: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0080_1.jpg)


3 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable N and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship.

9.25am: 1 paint brush lost overboard.

11.00am: Discharged 1 bugler to Caspian Sea.

7.39pm: Undressed ship.


4edebcbe14d0450578000c03: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0081_0.jpg)


4 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

8.00am: 1 boat's metal crutch lost overboard.

9.15am: Loch Esk came alongside; damaged starboard accom. ladder in doing so.

9.45am: Trawler Loch Esk cast off, with working party on board.

11.08am: Trawler Recordo came alongside with canteen stores.

Noon: Skipper Ward of trawler Loch Esk drunk on board his ship at 0900 on June 4th 1919: reprimanded.


4edebcbe14d0450578000c04: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0081_1.jpg)


5 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

9.10am: SS Overton came alongside for empties.

11.15am: Cast off.


4edebcbe14d0450578000c05: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0082_0.jpg)


6 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable NE; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.


4edebcbe14d0450578000c06: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0082_1.jpg)

7 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable W force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

8.00am: Loch Esk came alongside with stores.

9.00am: Saturday routine.

12.20pm: Loch Esk Cast off.

Number on sick list: 1.


4edebcbf14d0450578000c07: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0083_0.jpg)


8 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm SSW force 5 later; broken cloud with rain later; air temperature average 66°F]

9.50am: Divine service held on mess decks.


4edebcbf14d0450578000c08: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0083_1.jpg)


9 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud and rain; air temperature average 66°F]

4.40pm: Read Warrant No. 218.


4edebcbf14d0450578000c09: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0084_0.jpg)


10 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]

1.50pm: Diving party went to HMS Nymphe to remove obstruction at stern.

3.00pm: Diving party returned; unrigged diving boat.


4edebcbf14d0450578000c0a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0084_1.jpg)


11 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F]

7.30am: 3 officers joined ship from Caspian Sea.

11.30am: Sent fire party to SS City of Madrid.*

2.30pm: Fire party returned.


*[Note: On hyperlink see SS Nitro.]


4edebcbf14d0450578000c0b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0085_0.jpg)


12 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S veering SW force 1-2; gloomy cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F]

2.00pm: Hands stowing timber & barricoes [small casks].

3.30pm: Lieut. Bridge RN & Lieut. Clamp joined ship.


4edebcbf14d0450578000c0c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0085_1.jpg)


13 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S and SW force 1-2; gloomy cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F]

7.00am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

8.25am: Cast off.

10.20am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

Noon: Cast off.

12.45pm: Trawler Recordo came alongside with stores.

12.50pm: Landed escort.

1.17pm: Escort returned with 1 prisoner.

3.45pm: Recordo cast off.

4edebcc014d0450578000c0d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0086_0.jpg)


14 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S and SW force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

8.00am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

9.50am: Cast off.

10.30am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

11.00am: Cast off.


4edebcc014d0450578000c0e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0086_1.jpg)


15 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and N; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

9.20am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.00am: Divine service held on mess decks.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcc014d0450578000c0f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0087_0.jpg)


16 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and SW force 1; light broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

9.10am: Loch Esk came alongside. Hands employed discharging HMS Ark Royal's* stores into trawler; 1 iron crutch lost overboard by accident.

10.55am: Loch Esk cast off.

2.00pm: Hoisted in picket boat.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 217.


*[Note: Ark Royal is giving air support to the White Russians against the Bolsheviks in the Black Sea and the Caspian. See hyperlink.]


4edebcc014d0450578000c10: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0087_1.jpg)


17 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly S force 1; cloud and light rain; air temperature average 65°F]

6.00am: Landed engineering working party.


4edebcc014d0450578000c11: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0088_0.jpg)


18 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SE force 1; cloud and light rain; air temperature average 63°F]

9.45am: Trawler Recordo came alongside.

12.25pm: Cast off.

3.00pm: 1 rating Pte. RML1 discharged to hospital.


4edebcc014d0450578000c12: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0088_1.jpg)


19 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SW force 1; cloud and light rain; air temperature average 60°F]

10.30am: Trawler Recordo came alongside.

11.00am: Cast off.

3.00pm: Landed escort.

3.40pm: Returned with 2 prisoners.


4edebcc014d0450578000c13: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0089_0.jpg)


20 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcc014d0450578000c14: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0089_1.jpg)


21 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud with showers; air temperature average 67°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.


4edebcc114d0450578000c15: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0090_0.jpg)


22 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind “light airs” and N force 1; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship.

9.20am: Divisions. Landed church parties.

10.00am: Divine service held on mess decks.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

7.00pm: 1 rating from HMS Nymphe joined ship.


4edebcc114d0450578000c16: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0090_1.jpg)


23 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind “light airs” variable; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.


4edebcc114d0450578000c17: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0091_0.jpg)


24 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.

9.15am: Hands refitting and painting 2nd cutter.


4edebcc114d0450578000c18: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0091_1.jpg)


25 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind NW and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.

9.15am: Hands refitting and painting 1st cutter.

11.00am: 1 rating from Nymphe discharged to hospital.

1.00pm: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

2.55pm: Cast off.


4edebcc114d0450578000c19: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0092_0.jpg)


26 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind N and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.

10.15am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with water.

11.45am: Cast off.

1.30pm: Loch Esk came alongside.

2.30pm: Cast off.


4edebcc114d0450578000c1a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0092_1.jpg)


27 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind N and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

8.00am: Loch Esk came alongside with water.

10.30am: Loch Esk cast off.

10.50am: Loch Esk came alongside.

12.45pm: Loch Esk cast off.

1.00pm: Landed escort

1.50pm: Escort & 1 prisoner returned.

2.30pm: Salvage party left ship.

6.55pm: Salvage party returned.


4edebcc214d0450578000c1b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0093_0.jpg)


28 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind NE and calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

11.00am: Trawler Loch Esk came alongside with ratings & baggage.

3.00pm: Discharged one ERA engineer to [sloop] HMS Spirea.

5.30pm: Landed escort.

6.20pm: Returned with prisoners.*


*[Note: It might be assumed that the prisoners are be ratings who have committed offences ashore, but it is worth noting that these may also be Bolshevik prisoners from the action in the Caspian Sea. The log shows that at this time a larger number of prisoners are being brought on board than would be normal. It is also worth noting that these may be RN prisoners who are opposing being involved in the White Russian campaigns. Many men signed on for “hostilities only” and resented being used in what they saw as “not their war” when many of their mates had been discharged into civilian life. In the log below (August 27th) prisoners are identified as being from Baku. For more details see Damien Wright, Churchill’s Secret War with Lenin: British and Commonwealth Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20, (Helion, 2017).]


4edebcc214d0450578000c1c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0093_1.jpg)


29 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind “light airs” W; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship.

9.15am: Church parties landed.

10.00am: Divine service on the upper deck.

11.25am: Church parties returned.

7.50pm: Undressed ship.


4edebcc214d0450578000c1d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0094_0.jpg)


30 June 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and ship maintenance.

4.50pm: 1 rating joined ship from trawler Semnos.



LOGS FOR JULY 1919


4edebcc214d0450578000c1e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0094_1.jpg)


1 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 70°F]

12.40pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.

2.30pm: Landed escort.

3.30pm: Escort & prisoner returned.


4edebcc214d0450578000c1f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0095_0.jpg)

2 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.


4edebcc214d0450578000c20: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0095_1.jpg)


3 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 68°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.


4edebcc214d0450578000c21: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0096_0.jpg)


4 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

10.30am: Lieut. Forest RNR joined from SS Roma.*

12.30pm: Landed escort & working parties.

2.55pm: Escort & prisoner returned.

4.00pm: Sent diving boat to Nymphe.

9.00pm: Lt Gay RN discharged to Nymphe.


*[Note: There were a number of ships of that name in service; it is impossible to identify the exact vessel.]


4edebcc214d0450578000c22: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0096_1.jpg)


5 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 69°F]

11.00am: Discharged 5 ratings to HMS Rocksand for passage.


4edebcc314d0450578000c23: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0097_0.jpg)


6 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

9.15am: Church parties landed.

10.00am: Divine service on the upper deck.

11.25am: Church parties returned.


4edebcc314d0450578000c24: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0097_1.jpg)


7 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

11.10am: Landed escort.

11.45am: Returned with prisoners.


4edebcc314d0450578000c25: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0098_0.jpg)


8 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

4edebcc314d0450578000c26: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0098_1.jpg)


9 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

8.00am: Draft of relief ratings joined.

10.00am: Hoisted steam pinnace.

11.00am: Loch Esk alongside with water.

12.30pm: Proceeded.

Number on sick list: 2.


4edebcc314d0450578000c27: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0099_0.jpg)


10 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 77°F]

7.40am: Loch Esk alongside with water.

12.40pm: Proceeded.

8.00pm: Lifted picket boat for repairs.


4edebcc314d0450578000c28: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0099_1.jpg)


11 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

0.10am: Furled quarterdeck awning. Heavy squalls from SW.

10.00am:: Draft for U. Kingdom discharged to SS Seang Bee.

Number on sick list: 2.


4edebcc414d0450578000c29: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0100_0.jpg)


12 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 73°F]

8.00pm: Arrived HMS Emperor of India.*


*[Note: A battleship supporting the White Russians in the Black Sea, in this case delivering sailors to support the campaign in the Caspian Sea.]


4edebcc414d0450578000c2a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0100_1.jpg)


13 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

9.15am: Church parties landed.

10.00am: Divine service on the upper deck.

1.30pm: Received 97 ratings for passage to Caspian.

4.00pm: Collier War Quebec secured alongside.


4edebcc414d0450578000c2b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0101_0.jpg)


14 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

5.00am: Hands fall in for coaling.

5.15am: Commenced coaling; hands coaling ship.

4.30pm: Lt Cm Cadogan RN left with draft for Caspian.

6.30pm: Ceased coaling. Leave to watch till 11.00pm.

Number on sick list: 14.*


*[Note: This dramatic and sudden increase in the sick list is either an attack of food poisoning, or an attempt to avoid a day’s coaling in the summer heat!]


4edebcc414d0450578000c2c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0101_1.jpg)


15 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Completed coaling.

11.00am: Collier proceeded.

5.00pm: Sailed, HMS Emperor of India.

Number on sick list: 4.


4edebcc414d0450578000c2d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0102_0.jpg)


16 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.00am: Arrested 4 prisoners ex SS Constantine from trawler Semnos.*

10.50am: Handed prisoners over to Military Police.

Number on sick list: 3.


*[Note: The hyperlink might be treated with some caution as the next log entry identifies Constantine as a Russian vessel.]


4edebcc414d0450578000c2e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0102_1.jpg)


17 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

5.30am: Sent armed guard to Russian SS Constantine.

8.00am: Armed guard returned.

5.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 pair engineers’ scales.


4edebcc514d0450578000c2f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0103_0.jpg)


18 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and SW force 3; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

9.00am: Routine working parties and maintenance.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident: Balance Spring, 1 in Nr. Patt Nr 11.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 221.


4edebcc514d0450578000c30: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0103_1.jpg)


19 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind SW force 2; overcast; air temperature average 75°F]

4.00pm: Landed escort.

7.00pm: Escort returned.


4edebcc514d0450578000c31: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0104_0.jpg)


20 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and W; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

7.00am: Spread QD awning.

9.15am: Church parties landed.

10.00am: Divine service on the upper deck.

1.00pm: Landed escort.

1.25pm: Escort and 1 prisoner returned.


4edebcc514d0450578000c32: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0104_1.jpg)


21 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and SW; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

10.30am: Received 1 prisoner.

7.30pm: Received 11 ratings from Caspian.


4edebcc514d0450578000c33: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0105_0.jpg)


22 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

10.00am: Hands employed refitting and embarking provisions.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 222. Leave to watch till 11pm.

9.00pm: Stolen in train between Batum and Baku from officers on duty: Pistols, Webley and leathergear, 2 in No.


4edebcc514d0450578000c34: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0105_1.jpg)


23 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.00pm: Lt Cm Cadogan RN and Surgeon Lt Cm Patterson RN returned.


4edebcc514d0450578000c35: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0106_0.jpg)


24 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable W and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

8.00am: Discharged 8 ratings to SS Rapidol for passage.

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.


4edebcc514d0450578000c36: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0106_1.jpg)


25 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable W and calm; overcast; air temperature average 77°F]

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident: one iron ensign staff.


4edebcc614d0450578000c37: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0107_0.jpg)


26 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable W and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]


4edebcc614d0450578000c38: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0107_1.jpg)


27 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 77°F]

9.15am: Church parties landed.

10.00am: Divine service on the upper deck.


4edebcc614d0450578000c39: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0108_0.jpg)


28 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind SW and calm; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 75°F]

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


4edebcc614d0450578000c3a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0108_1.jpg)


29 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SW; cloudy; air temperature average 72°F]

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.00pm: Received 58 ratings and 1 officer from Caspian.


4edebcc614d0450578000c3b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0109_0.jpg)


30 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SW force 1; overcast; air temperature average 72°F]

6.15am: Hoisted steam pinnace.


4edebcc614d0450578000c3c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0109_1.jpg)


31 July 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly S and calm; overcast; air temperature average 71°F]

11.00am: Discharged 4 ratings for passage.

1.00pm: Discharged ratings from Caspian for passage.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 223.

5.00pm: Sailed, HM Trawlers Minoru II, Semnos, [unidentified here] Lok or Cok, Recordo.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1919


4edebcc714d0450578000c3d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0110_0.jpg)


1 August 1919


At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SW and calm; overcast; air temperature average 73°F]

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.


4edebcc714d0450578000c3e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0110_1.jpg)


2 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly W and calm; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.


4edebcc714d0450578000c3f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0111_0.jpg)


3 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]

9.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

6.00pm: Received 10 ratings from Heliotrope.


4edebcc714d0450578000c40: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0111_1.jpg)


4 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm SW later; broken cloud rain later; air temperature average 77°F]

10.00am: 150 ratings from Caspian joined for passage.

12.30pm: Discharged 30 ratings to Heliotrope.


4edebcc714d0450578000c41: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0112_0.jpg)


5 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 75°F]

1.00pm: Discharged 150 ratings from Caspian to SS Anglo Egyptian for passage.


4edebcc714d0450578000c42: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0112_1.jpg)


6 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 78°F]

11.00am: Received 60 ratings from Caspian for passage.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 224, 225, & 226.


4edebcc714d0450578000c43: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0113_0.jpg)


7 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind SW and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

12.30pm: Discharged 60 ratings from Caspian to SS Plumleaf for passage.


4edebcc714d0450578000c44: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0113_1.jpg)


8 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind W and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 79°F]

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.


4edebcc814d0450578000c45: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0114_0.jpg)


9 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind W and calm; cloudy; air temperature average 80°F]

10.00am: Received 10 ratings from Caspian for passage.


4edebcc814d0450578000c46: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0114_1.jpg)


10 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind SW backing S force 1-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 70°F]

10.00am: Performed Divine service.


4edebcc814d0450578000c47: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0115_0.jpg)


11 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-3; overcast; air temperature average 68°F]

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 227, 228, 229.


4edebcc814d0450578000c48: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0115_1.jpg)


12 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

9.00am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

6.30pm: Received 90 ratings from Caspian for passage.


4edebcc814d0450578000c49: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0116_0.jpg)


13 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

7.30pm: Sent armed party to Russian SS Societé.

8.00pm: Party returned.


4edebcc814d0450578000c4a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0116_1.jpg)


14 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.


4edebcc914d0450578000c4b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0117_0.jpg)


15 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and W force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.


4edebcc914d0450578000c4c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0117_1.jpg)


16 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and SW; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

9.00am: Saturday routine.

10.00am: Discharged 90 ratings for Caspian for passage.


4edebcc914d0450578000c4d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0118_0.jpg)


17 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

9.30am: Performed Divine service.


4edebcc914d0450578000c4e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0118_1.jpg)


18 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and SW; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

10.30am: Princess Ena secured alongside. Hands employed embarking provisions.

4.30pm: Completed provisioning. Princess Ena proceeded. Leave to watch till 11pm.

Provisions received: 8400lb vegetables. Fresh water: 12 tons distilled, 6 tons expended, 54 tons remaining.


4edebcc914d0450578000c4f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0119_0.jpg)


19 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SE force 1; overcast; air temperature average 70°F]

11.30am: Received 50 ratings from Caspian.


4edebcc914d0450578000c50: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0119_1.jpg)


20 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 72°F]

6.30am: Hoisted out picket boat.

2.30pm: Discharged 50 ratings from Caspian to Princess Ena for passage


4edebcca14d0450578000c51: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0120_0.jpg)


21 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcca14d0450578000c52: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0120_1.jpg)


22 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcca14d0450578000c53: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0121_0.jpg)


23 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; overcast; air temperature average 74°F]

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 231, 232.

7.00pm: Discharged 3 ERA's to [HMS] Tribune.


4edebcca14d0450578000c54: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0121_1.jpg)


24 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.


4edebcca14d0450578000c55: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0122_0.jpg)


25 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable S force 1; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 233.


4edebcca14d0450578000c56: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0122_1.jpg)


26 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebcca14d0450578000c57: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0123_0.jpg)


27 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

11.00am: Received 3 prisoners from Baku.*


*[Note: See log above 28th June 1919.]


4edebcca14d0450578000c58: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0123_1.jpg)


28 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 75°F]

8.00am: 3 ERA's rejoined from Tribune.

1.00pm: Landed funeral party.

4.00pm: Funeral party returned.


4edebccb14d0450578000c59: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0124_0.jpg)


29 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 72°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

11.00am: Lt Maryat RN joined.

5.00pm: Discharged Lt D Forest RNR to SS Tagus for passage.


4edebccb14d0450578000c5a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0124_1.jpg)


30 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 73°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

Number on sick list: 6.


4edebccb14d0450578000c5b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0125_0.jpg)


31 August 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 73°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

7.00pm: Lieut: Harding RN joined.

8.00pm: Discharged 2 ERA's to Tribune.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBR 1919


4edebccb14d0450578000c5c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0125_1.jpg)


1 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

6.00pm: Discharged 1 ERA to Tribune.


4edebccb14d0450578000c5d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0126_0.jpg)


2 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.


4edebccb14d0450578000c5e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0126_1.jpg)


3 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 76°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident; 1 hand lamp.

Number on sick list: 6.


4edebccc14d0450578000c5f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0127_0.jpg)


4 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm then W; cloudless then rain; air temperature average 76°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccc14d0450578000c60: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0127_1.jpg)


5 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

6.00pm: 3 ERA's rejoined from Tribune.


4edebccc14d0450578000c61: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0128_0.jpg)


6 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 hand lamp.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 230, 234, 235.


4edebccc14d0450578000c62: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0128_1.jpg)


7 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 74°F]

9.30am: Hands mustered by ledger.

10.00am: Performed Divine service.

11.00am: Arrived, HMS Sikh.

2.00pm: Discharged 9 ratings to Tribune for passage & 6 ratings for detention.

3.00pm: Discharged Paym'r Sub Lieut. Clamp RNR to [HMS] Caesar.

4.00pm: HMS Tribune sailed.


4edebccc14d0450578000c63: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0129_0.jpg)


8 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 73°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccc14d0450578000c64: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0129_1.jpg)


9 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 73°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccc14d0450578000c65: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0130_0.jpg)


10 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 73°F]

6.15am: Hoisted out steam pinnace.

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

11.00am: Hoisted out picket boat; lost overboard by accident: oars, fir, 17 ft.1 in No.


4edebccd14d0450578000c66: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0130_1.jpg)


11 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and S; overcast with rain; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccd14d0450578000c67: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0131_0.jpg)


12 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S force 1; overcast with rain; air temperature average 66°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccd14d0450578000c68: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0131_1.jpg)


13 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S and calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 65°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 meat hook.


4edebccd14d0450578000c69: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0132_0.jpg)


14 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

Number on sick list: 6.

4edebccd14d0450578000c6a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0132_1.jpg)


15 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]

8.00am: Dressed ship overall.

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccd14d0450578000c6b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0133_0.jpg)


16 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebccd14d0450578000c6c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0133_1.jpg)


17 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebcce14d0450578000c6d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0134_0.jpg)


18 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

10.00am: Hands employed about stern hawsers and as requisite.

Provisions received: 343lb fresh meat.


4edebcce14d0450578000c6e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0134_1.jpg)


19 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.


4edebcce14d0450578000c6f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0135_0.jpg)


20 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine of painting and maintenance.

Provisions received: 441lb vegetables.


4edebcce14d0450578000c70: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0135_1.jpg)


21 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 72°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.


4edebcce14d0450578000c71: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0136_0.jpg)


22 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident: Aris rings [?], case of 1 in No.


4edebcce14d0450578000c72: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0136_1.jpg)


23 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Hands employed provisioning ship and as requisite.

5.00pm: Mr Southern, Boatswain, joined & 60 ratings joined.


4edebccf14d0450578000c73: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0137_0.jpg)


24 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]

9.30am: Read Warrants Nos. 236, 237, 238 & 239.

10.00am: Discharged Lt Goldstone RNR to Danube for passage.

Noon: Discharged 4 prisoners to detention.


4edebccf14d0450578000c74: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0137_1.jpg)


25 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 2-4; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 68°F]

9.00am: Hands employed at drills, cleaning ship and as requisite.


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26 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable SW force 2-4; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 67°F]

1.00pm: Hands preparing for coaling and as requisite.

Number on sick list: 8.


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27 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; overcast; air temperature average 70°F]

6.20am: Collier War Chilkat secured alongside; hands preparing for coaling.

8.45am: Commenced coaling. Ceased coaling on account of breakdown in collier.

2.35pm: Recommenced coaling.

6.30pm: Ceased coaling; leave to watch till 11pm.

Number on sick list: 10.


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28 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Completed coaling; received 460 tons.

2,35pm: Collier proceeded.

Lost overboard by accident: 1 maul; pattern No. 400. 1 bucket, pattern No. 5A; 1 fender, white patent.

Number on sick list: 12.


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29 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

6.30am: Discharged 60 ratings to [HMS] Sikh for passage.

8.05am: Sailed, HMS Sikh.

Number on sick list: 10.


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30 September 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

Number on sick list: 10.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1919


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1 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

6.00am: Worked main derrick; hoisted out picket boat.

Number on sick list: 8.

Provisions received: 392lb fresh meat, 297lb vegetables.


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2 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

11.00am: Spread QD [quarterdeck] awning.

Number on sick list: 5.


4edebcd014d0450578000c7c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0141_1.jpg)


3 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 71°F]

10.00am: Exercised action.


4edebcd014d0450578000c7d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0142_0.jpg)


4 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 70°F]

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 240.


4edebcd014d0450578000c7e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0142_1.jpg)


5 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

9.30am: Divisions, landed church parties.

10.15am Performed divine service.

5.30pm: Arrived, HMS Swallow.


4edebcd014d0450578000c7f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0143_0.jpg)


6 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcd014d0450578000c80: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0143_1.jpg)


7 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]

9.00am: Hands employed refusing shells and as requisite.


4edebcd114d0450578000c81: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0144_0.jpg)


8 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm and briefly SE force 6; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

8.40am: Furled QD awning. turning in 2nd cutter.

10.00am: Hands hauling in stern hawser.

8.00pm: Discharged Temp'y Surgeon Lt Eddison.


4edebcd114d0450578000c82: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0144_1.jpg)


9 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 72°F]

9.20am: Arrived, HMS Iron Duke.*


*[Formerly the flagship of the fleet, now flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet, assisting the White Russians in the Black Sea.]


4edebcd114d0450578000c83: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0145_0.jpg)


10 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

10.00am: Exercised action.


4edebcd114d0450578000c84: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0145_1.jpg)


11 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

7.45am: Arrived, HMS Steadfast.

2.10pm: Vice Admiral Sir J.M de Robeck C in C: inspected ship's company.

2.30pm: C in C left.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 241.

Lost overboard by accident whilst coaling Tug Andros: Patt. No 4 Bags, Coal, Tarred (1 cut), 1 in No.

5.00pm: Sailed, HMS Iron Duke.


4edebcd114d0450578000c85: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0146_0.jpg)


12 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: Church parties returned.

Number on sick list: 5.


4edebcd114d0450578000c86: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0146_1.jpg)


13 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

10.00am: Sailed, HMS Swallow.

6.25pm: Arrived, HMS Swallow.


4edebcd114d0450578000c87: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0147_0.jpg)


14 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcd114d0450578000c88: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0147_1.jpg)


15 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 75°F]

8.55am: Arrived, HMS Hussar.


4edebcd214d0450578000c89: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0148_0.jpg)


16 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

8.00am: Sailed, HMS Hussar.

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.


4edebcd214d0450578000c8a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0148_1.jpg)


17 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance.

10.00am: Exercised action.


4edebcd214d0450578000c8b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0149_0.jpg)


18 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.00am: Routine ship maintenance. Saturday routine.

Number on sick list: 8.


4edebcd214d0450578000c8c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0149_1.jpg)


19 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcd214d0450578000c8d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0150_0.jpg)


20 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

9.10am: Sailed, HMS Swallow.


4edebcd214d0450578000c8e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0150_1.jpg)


21 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]

1.20pm: Arrived, HMS Swallow.

1.30pm: Routine maintenance.

11.00pm: Landed fire party.

4edebcd314d0450578000c8f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0151_0.jpg)


22 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]

0.25am: Fire party returned.

6.15am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out steam pinnace.

7.30am: Arrived, HMS Sikh.

8.00am: Engr Comdr O'Dogherty joined ship. Discharged 9 S.P.O.'s to Swallow for passage.

11.00am: Sailed, HMS Swallow.

11.25am: Worked main derrick, hoisted out picket boat.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 242.


4edebcd314d0450578000c90: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0151_1.jpg)


23 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.


4edebcd314d0450578000c91: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0152_0.jpg)


24 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 243.


4edebcd314d0450578000c92: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0152_1.jpg)


25 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

8.00am: HMS Sikh sailed.

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

6.55pm: Arrived, HMS Sikh.


4edebcd314d0450578000c93: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0153_0.jpg)

26 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm, W force 6 later; light broken cloud, thundery rain later; air temperature average 69°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcd314d0450578000c94: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0153_1.jpg)


27 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind W force 3-4, calm later; rain then light broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

8.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Discharged Engr Cr N.E. Wyles to [HMS] Gardenia for passage.

10.00am: Divers working about propellors. Sailed, HMS Sikh and HMS Gardenia.

Provisions received: 392lb fresh meat.


4edebcd414d0450578000c95: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0154_0.jpg)


28 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

10.00am: Divers cleaning propellors. Arrived, HMS Sikh.


4edebcd414d0450578000c96: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0154_1.jpg)


29 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

10.00am: Divers cleaning propellors.

3.25pm: Arrived, USS Tattnall.


4edebcd414d0450578000c97: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0155_0.jpg)


30 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.


4edebcd414d0450578000c98: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0155_1.jpg)


31 October 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.

10.00am: Divers cleaning propellors.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1919


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1 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind “light airs and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]

9.00am: Routine of maintenance.


4edebcd414d0450578000c9a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0156_1.jpg)


List of Exceptional Expenditure, Including Losses. Thrown overboard by accident whilst awaiting Survey, by stoker misunderstanding an order given him by the Storekeeper.

[There follows a fairly long list of substantial equipment and tools thrown overboard]


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2 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcd514d0450578000c9d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0158_0.jpg)


3 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 66°F]

11.00am: Arrived, HMS Seraph.


4edebcd514d0450578000c9e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0158_1.jpg)


4 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]

2.15pm: Sailed, USS Tattnall.


4edebcd514d0450578000c9f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0159_0.jpg)


5 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind S and SW force 1; rain; air temperature average 66°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance.


4edebcd514d0450578000ca0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0159_1.jpg)


6 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 1-2; thundery rain; air temperature average 56°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance.


4edebcd514d0450578000ca1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0160_0.jpg)


7 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloudless; air temperature average 60°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance.


4edebcd514d0450578000ca2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0160_1.jpg)


8 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind variable force 2-3; cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 244.


4edebcd614d0450578000ca3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0161_0.jpg)


9 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]

9.30am: Landed church parties.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: Church parties returned.


4edebcd614d0450578000ca4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0161_1.jpg)


10 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloud and rain later; air temperature average 69°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 245.


4edebcd614d0450578000ca5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0162_0.jpg)


11 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloudy; air temperature average 67°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance.

11.00am: “Still”.

11.02am: “Carry on”.*


*[Note: The first anniversary of the Armistice.]


4edebcd614d0450578000ca6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0162_1.jpg)


12 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]

9.00am: Routine cleaning and maintenance. Hoisted out pinnace.

9.50pm: Arrived, HMS Sikh.


4edebcd614d0450578000ca7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0163_0.jpg)


13 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm; cloudy; air temperature average 69°F]

10.00am: Exercised collision stations. Hands employed about boats, guns and as requisite.


4edebcd614d0450578000ca8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0163_1.jpg)


14 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm, W later; cloudy with rain later; air temperature average 67°F]

10.00am: Hands employed about boats, cables, guns and as requisite.


4edebcd714d0450578000ca9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0164_0.jpg)


15 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind mainly calm, W later; cloudy with rain later; air temperature average 67°F]

9.00am: Hands employed about boats, cables, guns and as requisite.

9.40am: Arrived, HMS Calypso.


4edebcd714d0450578000caa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0164_1.jpg)


16 November 1919

At Batum.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind calm; overcast; air temperature average 64°F]

10.00am: Performed divine service.

10.15pm: Sailed, HMS Sikh.

Provisions received: 370lb fresh meat.

Fresh water: 8 tons expended, 51 tons remaining.


4edebcd714d0450578000cab: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0165_0.jpg)


17 November 1919

At Batum and at sea.

Lat 41.6, Long 41.3

[Wind “light airs”, NW force 4 later; cloudy; air temperature average 66°F]

8.00am: Hands employed casting off stern hawsers. Hands preparing for sea.

9.00am: Commenced weighing. Let go aft.

9.35am: Weighed starboard anchor.

10.22am: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded. to anchor.

10.47am: Let go starboard anchor in 22 fathoms; veered to 4 shackles.

3.08pm: Weighed & proceeded out of harbour.

3.34pm: Set course S38°W.

4.21pm: Altered course to S87°W, 6 knots.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.


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18 November 1919

From Batum to Samsun.

Lat 42.5, Long 38.3

[Wind variable force 7-2; sea rough becoming slight; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 57°F, sea average 60°]

2.00am: Exercised seaboats’ crews. Course S87°W.

5.00am: Exercised seaboats’ crews.

9.00am: Course S85½°W.

10.25am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

Noon: Samsun bore S87°W 95 miles.

2.00pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant Nos. 246 & 247.

9.30pm: Altered course to N47°W.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 142 miles.


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19 November 1919

From Batum to Constantinople.

Lat 42.7, Long 35.9

[Wind NW force 5-7; sea rough; overcast with rain; air temperature average 48°F, sea average 53°]

3.00am: Course S10°W.

3.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

6.40am: Sighted land ahead; altered course to S64°W.

7.00am: Altered course to N57°, 8 knots.

11.45am: Sighted Halys Point Light. [sic; most likely Bafra Burnu Light N Anatolia]

1.08pm: C. Halys Light: 4pts on bow.

1.43pm: C. Halys Light: abeam 4 miles.

Distance run 297 miles.


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20 November 1919

From Batum to Constantinople.

Lat 42.2, Long 32.6

[Wind NNW and NNE force 1-4; sea moderate; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 45°F, sea average 53°]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews. Course S72-76°W.

8.30am: Cape Kerempele [sic: likely Cape Kerempe] abeam (approx).

11.58am: Passed SS War Coast.

7.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 407 miles.


4edebcd714d0450578000caf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62845/0167_0.jpg)


21 November 1919

At Constantinople.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

[Wind SW force 4-5; sea slight; cloudy; air temperature average 48°F]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

7.40am: Bosporus L.V. 1 pt on starboard bow.

9.00am: Bosporus L.V. abeam starboard 2 miles.

11.00am: Anatoli Light abeam. Proceeded through Bosporus.

12.12pm: Rounded Rumili Point.

12.54pm: Let go starboard anchor.

1.05pm: Let go port anchor. Moored ship. 6 on each. Hoisted out picket boat.

6.00pm: 9 ratings joined for passage.

Distance run 678 miles.*


*[Note: The “distance run” is clearly being entered as a cumulative total rather than a daily total.]


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22 November 1919

At Constantinople and en route to Malta.

Lat 41.0, Long 29.0

[Wind SW force 1-8; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 55°F]

1.30pm: 3 ratings joined for passage; hoisted in picket boat.

3.20pm: Proceeded to unmoor.

4.20pm: Weighed port anchor.

4.50pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded down harbour.

5.00pm: Course S80°W.

6.08pm: Stephanos abeam.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.


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23 November 1919

At sea en route to Malta.

Lat 40.1, Long 25.5

[Wind variable N force 2-8; sea slight becoming rough; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 50°F, sea average 54°F]

[Base course S36°W]

0.40am: Sighted Hora Burnu [sic: Hoşköy Hora Feneri lighthouse, Sea of Marmara]

2.35am: Khairziz Ada Light [Hayirsiz Adasi] abeam port 2 miles.

5.20am: Gallipoli Light [Gelibolu] bore S69°W.

6.57am: Chanak [ Cimenlik, Canakkale] Burnu Light abeam.

10.20am: Kum Kale [Kumkale Burnu] Light abeam 3 miles.

11.10am: Performed divine service.

11.10am: Gadarno [sic] light abeam port 0.5 miles.

1.25pm: Mitylene abeam.

8.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 155 miles.


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24 November 1919

At sea en route to Malta.

Lat 37.9, Long 24.6

[Wind variable N force 5-8; sea very rough; cloudy with rain squalls; air temperature average 56°F, sea average 59°F]

[Base course S36°W]

3.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

7.05am: Land ahead.

7.26am: Cape Doro abeam 3 miles.

1.09pm: St Georgio Light abeam 4 miles.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

5.20pm: Bulo Pulo Light [sic] abeam 3 miles.

6.45pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

8.33pm: Cape Maleas Lighthouse abeam 5 miles; altered course to W.

10.23pm: Cape Spathi [Kithera] Light abeam 2 miles; course S76°W.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 295 miles.


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25 November 1919

At sea en route to Malta.

Lat 36.2, Long 20.6

[Wind NW backing SW force 1-2; sea slight; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F, sea average 62°F]

[Base course N88°W]

1.02am: Cape Matapan Light abeam 5.3 miles.

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

12.45pm: Passed HMSs Montrose, Senator and Spear.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

6.45pm: Put clocks back 15 mins to Zone -1.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 498 miles.*


*[Note: This is calculated cumulatively from Constantinople.]


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26 November 1919

At sea en route to Malta.

Lat 36.2, Long 17.1

[Wind SW force 2-5; sea moderate; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F, sea average 62°F]

[Base course S89°W]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

7.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 720 miles.


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27 November 1919

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

5.25am: Marsa Scirocco Light bore S50°W.

7.20am: Passed breakwater.

7.45am: Secured to Nos. 5&5A buoys, Grand Harbour.

9.00am: Commenced coaling from lighters with shore labour. Hoisted out picket boat.

6.00pm: Coaling ship; received 797 tons.


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28 November 1919

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 65°F]

1.00pm: Hands make and mend.


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29 November 1919

At Valletta, Malta.

Lat 35.9, Long 14.4

[Wind calm; cloudless; air temperature average 68°F]

1.00pm: 28 ratings joined for passage. 2 officers joined for passage. Hoisted in spare propeller blades.

3.00pm: Discharged 3 ratings to HMS Marlborough.

6.00pm: 5 ratings joined from Marlborough.


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30 November 1919

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.2, Long 14.1

[Wind SE force 3-4; sea slight; broken cloud and mist; air temperature average 66°F, sea average 62°F]

[Base course N61°W]

8.57am: Slipped and proceeded down harbour.

9.15am: Passed breakwater.

10.00am: Performed divine service.

11.00am: Gozo Light bore S85.5°W; Nadir bore S51°W; Comino Light bore S12°W.

1.40pm: Passed HM drifters Elysian and Craigbo.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.52pm: Passed Pantellaria F [flashing?] Light.

Distance run 30 miles.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1919


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1 December 1919

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.6, Long 10.4

[Wind mainly N force 2-6; sea moderate; thundery rain and mist; air temperature average 60°F, sea average 60°F]

[Base course N61°W]

0.19am: Pantellaria F Light 4 points on bow.

1.16am: Pantellaria F Light abeam port 7.5 miles.

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

7.20am: Cape Bon Light abeam 12 miles.

1.00pm: Paid monthly money.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 248 & 249. Galita Islands [Galite, Tunisia] bore S78.5°W.

5.00pm: Cape Guardin bore S22°E.

7.30pm: Cape Serrat Light bore S9°W.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 230 miles.


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2 December 1919

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.7, Long 6.3

[Wind mainly NW force 3; sea slight; cloudy; air temperature average 60°F, sea average 59°F]

[Base course N85°W]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

6.45pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 430 miles.


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3 December 1919

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 37.2, Long 1.8

[Wind mainly WNW force 2; sea smooth; cloudy; air temperature average 61°F, sea average 60°F]

[Base course S89°W]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

4.10am: Cape Caxine Light [Algeria] bore S31.5°W.

6.10am: Cape Caxine Light bore S7°W 34.5 miles.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

6.45pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 640 miles.*


*[Note: Cumulative mileage from Malta.]


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4 December 1919

At sea en route to Gibraltar.

Lat 36.5, Long -2.3

[Wind mainly NW force 1; sea smooth; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F, sea average 59°F]

[Base course S89°W]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

5.20am: Mesa du Roldan Light [Almeria, Spain] bore N52°W.

10.49am: Cap de Gata abeam 11 miles.

7.33pm: Cape Sacratif Light abeam.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 850 miles.


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5 December 1919

At Gibraltar.

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

[Wind mainly SW force 1; cloudy with showers; air temperature average 62°F]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

4.17am: Almina Light [Punta Almina, Ceuta] bore S81°W.

6.30am: Europa Point Light bore N76°W. Hoisted out picket boat.

9.30am: Secured alongside Southern Arm, outer end.

11.00am: Commenced coaling. Hands coaling ship.


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6 December 1919

At Gibraltar.

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud; air temperature average 61°F]

7.00am: Coaling ship.

10.20am: Finished coaling.

6.00pm: 7 Military Ranks & 2 ratings joined for passage.


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7 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 36.2, Long -6.7

[Wind mainly NW force 3-4; sea moderate; cloudy; air temperature average 60°F, sea average 59°F]

[Base course N58°W]

8.00am: 2 midshipmen RNR joined for passage.

9.00am: Slipped & proceeded out of harbour.

12.19pm: Tarifa Point abeam 2 miles.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.45pm: Passed HMS Serapis.

Distance run 20 miles.


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8 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 37.6, Long -10.3

[Wind mainly N force 6; sea moderate to rough; light broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F, sea average 58°F]

[Base course N7°W]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.14am: St Vincent Light abeam 2 miles.

11.22am: Passed submerged wreckage.

7.09pm: Cape Espichel Light [Portugal] bore N43°E.

10.12pm: Cape Espichel Light abeam. Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 220 miles.


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9 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 40.9, Long -10.4

[Wind N veering NE force 7-2; sea rough to slight; overcast; air temperature average 56°F, sea average 55°F]

[Base courses N15-24°E]

1.56am: Cape Roca Light abeam.

8.10am: Burlings Light [Berlengas Islands, Portugal] abeam 25 miles.

4.00pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No. 250.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 400 miles.*


*[Note: Cumulative mileage from Gibraltar.]


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10 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 44.4, Long -9.3

[Wind W backing SW force 3-6; sea moderate to rough; overcast with rain; air temperature average 58°F, sea average 55°F]

[Base courses N24-N40°E]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

7.08am: Cape Finisterre Light bore N55.5°E.

9.08am: Cape Finisterre Light abeam. Altered course to N40°E.

8.00pm: Altered course to N43°E.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

Distance run 610 miles.


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11 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 47.4, Long -6.3

[Wind W backing SW force 4; sea moderate to rough; overcast; air temperature average 55°F, sea average 53°F]

[Base course N43°E]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

9.00pm: Sounded in 80 fathoms.

Distance run 810 miles.

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12 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 48.8, Long -5.2

[Wind NW veering NE force 1-3; sea moderate; overcast; air temperature average 52°F, sea average 49°F]

[Base course N69°W]

2.00am: Exercised sea boats’ crews. Ushant NW Light bore N71°E.

5.33am: Ushant NW Light abeam 24 miles.

6.00pm: Start Point Light bore N10°E.

7.40pm: Start Point Light abeam 23 miles. Altered course to N86°E.

11.00pm: Exercised sea boats’ crews.

11.53pm: Portland Bill Light abeam.

Distance run 1017 miles.


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13 December 1919

At sea from Gibraltar to Sheerness.

Lat 51.3, Long 1.8

[Wind variable force 1-3; sea slight; overcast with mist and fog; air temperature average 48°F, sea average 46°F]

1.29am: Anvil Point abeam.

3.35am: St Catherine’s Light abeam 9.5 miles.

11.20am: Royal Sovereign Light bore N10°E; sounding in 17 fathoms.

12.50pm: Passed HMS Sepoy.

1.37pm: Dungeness Light abeam 3.3 miles.

3.25pm: South Foreland Light abeam 2 miles.

4.10pm: Gull Light abeam 0.4 miles.

5.45pm: Tongue LV abeam starboard 0.5 miles.

6.08pm: Let go starboard anchor in 13 fathoms; veered to 3 shackles.

8.25pm: Weighed & proceeded through Edinbro’ Channel.

9.00pm: Shingles Patch abeam.

10.00pm: Knob abeam.

10.50pm: W Ooze abeam; proceeded to anchor.

10.56pm: Let go starboard anchor in 7 fathoms; veered to 3 shackles.

Distance run 1245 miles.


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14 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind S veering SW force 1-2; overcast with mist; air temperature average 47°F]

6.30am: Hoisted out picket boat.

8.22am: Weighed & proceeded on S83°W.

9.00am: Outer Bar buoy abeam; proceeded up harbour.

9.50am: Secured to No 4 buoy.

10.00am: Discharged 28 ratings to hospital.


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15 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind SW backing SE force 1-2; overcast with mist; air temperature average 44°F]

6.00am: Hoisted out steam pinnace.

10.00am: Hands discharging stores.

1.00pm: Hands disembarking gear and ammunition.


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16 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind calm; cloudy; air temperature average 47°F]

10.00am: Hands disembarking gear and ammunition.

2.00pm: Discharged 28 ratings to depot.


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17 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind calm; mist and fog; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands disembarking gear and ammunition.

11.00am: Withdrawal of all signal & wireless books.


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18 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind calm and SSW force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 46°F]

10.00am: Hands disembarking gear and ammunition.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No 4. of HMS Benbow.


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19 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind W veering NW force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands disembarking gear and ammunition. Leave to Port Watch until December 31st.


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20 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W and calm; cloudy; air temperature average 46°F]

10.00am: Hands disembarking stores.


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21 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 46°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.


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22 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2-5; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 41°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking ordnance stores.


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LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 23RD 1919 TO FEBRUARY 10TH 1920


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[Includes details of the ship’s size, engines, boilers etc, signed by Captain Chilcott, CBE, RN]



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[Includes official instructions on handling weather instruments]


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[Includes information on the ship’s armament and boats.]


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23 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 41°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking ordnance stores.


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24 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

Number on sick list: 2.


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25 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 41°F]

10.00am: Read prayers.


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26 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable calm; overcast with rain; air temperature average 40°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and preparing gear for landing.


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27 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

1.00pm: Leave to part of watch until December 29th.


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28 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable force 1-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.


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29 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 49°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.


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30 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind S veering SSW force 1-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 49°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Leave to Starboard Watch until January 10th 1920.


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31 December 1919

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 1-3; overcast; air temperature average 47°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and working on stores.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1920


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1 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable NW force 1-3; overcast; air temperature average 42°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and working on stores.

1.00pm: Hoisted in steam pinnace.


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2 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable NW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 38°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and working on stores.


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3 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable calm; cloudy; air temperature average 38°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and working on stores.


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4 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable NE force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 39°F]

9.00am: Performed divine service.

10.00am: Lost overboard by accident: ladder stanchion, brass, 1 in No.


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5 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable NE force 2-5; cloudy; air temperature average 39°F]

1.00pm: Shifted berth, secured to No 5 buoy.


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6 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind NNE backing NW force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 36°F]

10.00am: Hands working on cables and stores.


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7 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 35°F]

8.45am: Collier secured alongside.

10.00am: Commenced coaling.

3.10pm: Completed coaling; collier proceeded.


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8 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 4-6; overcast; air temperature average 46°F]

10.00am: Hands working on cables and stores.


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9 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind WNW backing SW force 5-1; cloudless; air temperature average 40°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.


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10 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 3-5; overcast with rain; air temperature average 50°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Leave to watch until January 12th 1920.


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11 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 3-6; overcast with rain; air temperature average 50°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.


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12 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 3-6; overcast with rain; air temperature average 49°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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13 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2-5; overcast; air temperature average 49°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.

Number on sick list: 5.


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14 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2; cloudy; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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15 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind SSE veering SW force 2; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 47°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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16 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind SW force 2; cloudy with mist; air temperature average 50°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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17 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind SW veering W force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 49°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores. Leave to watch till 0830 Monday Jan 19th.

1.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital.


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18 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind SW force 2-4; overcast; air temperature average 51°F]

10.00am: Read prayers.


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19 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2-4; overcast; air temperature average 48°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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20 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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21 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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22 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands working on boats and disembarking stores.


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23 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable force 2; broken cloud; air temperature average 46°F]

8.00am: Coal Lighter secured alongside. Coaling ship.

11.30am: Coal lighter proceeded. Hands cleaning ship.


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24 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable force 2; cloudy; air temperature average 46°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.

11.00am: Leave to watch till 8.30am Monday Jan. 26th.


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25 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind “light airs”; cloudy; air temperature average 46°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Divine service.


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26 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable SW force 2-4; overcast; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


4edebce314d0450578000cfe: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0021_1.jpg)


27 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable force 3-6; overcast with rain; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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28 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable force 3-6; overcast with rain; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


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29 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind WNW backing SSW force 3-5; overcast; air temperature average 44°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores and anchors.


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30 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind variable W force 6-0; cloud and rain; air temperature average 45°F]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.

2.00pm: Returned all meteorological instruments.


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31 January 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind SW force 3; overcast]*

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


[Note: Wind and air temperature not entered from this date.]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1920


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1 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

10.00am: Read prayers.


4edebce414d0450578000d04: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0024_1.jpg)


2 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[overcast]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


4edebce414d0450578000d05: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0025_0.jpg)


3 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind “light airs”; broken cloud]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.


4edebce414d0450578000d06: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0025_1.jpg)


4 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Wind calm; overcast]

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship and disembarking stores.

2.00pm: Lost overboard by accident; can receiver for washstand, 1 in number.


4edebce514d0450578000d07: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0026_0.jpg)


5 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

[Cloud and mist]

10.00am: Landed baggage.

1.00pm: Landed all ratings except ship keeping party to Sub-Depot Sheerness.


4edebce514d0450578000d08: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0026_1.jpg)


6 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

10.00am: Hands disembarking stores.


4edebce514d0450578000d09: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-62846/0027_0.jpg)


7 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

10.00am: Hands disembarking stores.


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8 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship.


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9 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

10.00am: Hands cleaning ship. Ship inspected by Captain in Charge, ship for disposal.

1.00pm: Hands employed as requisite.


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10 February 1920

At Sheerness.

Lat 51.4, Long 0.7

am: Ship paid off and placed in charge of Captain in charge, for disposal.


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