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Light cruiser, ex-3rd-class Cruiser, Gem-class

Pendant Nos P.29 (1914), P.2A (9.15), P.1C (1.18). Launched 23.7.03 Laird. 3,000 tons, 373(oa), 360(pp)x40x14ft. TE 9800ihp, 22kts. Armament: 12-4in, 11-3pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Crew: 296. Attached 5th BS 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915-17, Red Sea 1917-18. Sold 22.9.21 Cohen, BU in Germany. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Attached to 5th Battle Squadron, Channel, 1914-15; Mediterranean 1915-17; Red Sea 1917-18; sold for BU September 1921. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Notes:

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

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS TOPAZ 1914-1919
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOG BOOK – MARCH 23RD 1914 TO MAY 1ST 1914



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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[Directions for the completion of logs including weather codes]

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23 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

5.30am: Lit fires in steam cutter.

8.40am: Seaman, Marines & Stokers to Physical Drill.

3.00pm: Drew fires in Steam Cutter.

4.20pm: Landed Liberty men.

5.00pm: Evening quarters. Exercised fire stations. Closed B & C doors, worked A & C pumps.

9.00pm: Rounds correct.

10.30pm: Hailed Guard Boat.


[Most days they record the time lit and drew fires in the steam cutter, physical drill and evening quarters at about the same times as above; also Divisions and prayers around 9am. The Hands spend a lot of time cleaning and painting. There are often training class at instruction. The lifebuoys are tested each week or two. Hands paid weekly money each Thursday or Friday. Each Sunday Divine Service or land church parties at around 9.30am. After coaling check coaling gear and more cleaning.

Upto 1st May landed liberty men and rounds correct at a similar time to above.]


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24 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.40am: Seamen to 4 inch Gun Drill, Marines to Infantry Drill, Stokers to Physical Drill.

9.10am: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch Guns & as req.

1.30pm: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch Guns & as req.


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25 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.25am: Stokers to Rifle Drill.

9.10am: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch Guns & as req.

1.30pm: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch Guns & as req.


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26 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.40am: Seaman Gunners & Gun Layers to Deflection teacher. Marines 4 inch Gun Drill.

9.15am: Hands employed mounting 4 inch Guns.

1.30pm: Hands employed furling awnings, mounting 4 inch guns & as req.


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27 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.40am: Seamen & Marines to 4 inch Loader Drill. Stokers to Squad Drill.

11.30am: Engineer Capt. H.F. [Home Fleet?] inspected engineroom department.

3.45pm: 1 Leading Cooks Mate joined ship from [blank]


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28 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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29 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.30am: Divisions & read prayers.


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30 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.10am: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch Guns & as req.

1.30pm: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch Guns & as req.


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31 March 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.40am: Cast off from HMS Glory & proceeded to No. 9 buoy.

8.15am: Made fast to No. 9 buoy.

12.30pm: Slipped No. 9 buoy & proceeded in charge of tugs to No. 12 Dock.

2.40pm: Secured ship in No. 12 Dock.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed drawing stores in dockyard.

10.30am: Discharged 1 AB to HMS Good Hope sick.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing stores & as req.


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2 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed drawing stores & dismounting 4 inch guns & as req.

1.20pm: Hands employed drawing stores & as req.


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3 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed drawing stores & dismounting 4 inch guns.

1.00pm: 1st Watch proceeded on Easter Leave.

1.30pm: Hands employed drawing stores & as req.


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4 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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5 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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6 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.15am: Hands drawing stores in Dockyard & refitting as req.

11.00am: 1 AB Joined ship from sick list RN Barracks.

1.15pm: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch guns & as req.

2.45pm: 1 Engine Room Artificer joins ship from TB.042.


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7 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.15am: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch guns & as req.

1.30pm: Hands employed dismounting 4 inch guns & as req refitting.


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8 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Docking ship. Hands employed cleaning ship’s bottom & as req.

1.30pm: Hands employed scrubbing ship’s side & clearing up Dock.


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9 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.30am: 1st Watch returned from Easter leave.

11.45am: 2nd Watch proceeded on Easter leave.


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10 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.30am: Hands to division & prayers. [Good Friday]


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11 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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12 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


[From 13th to 17th April: Hands employed drawing stores & refitting]


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13 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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14 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: Discharged Mr. Earle Gunner [?] to TB.038.

1.30pm: Discharged Mr. Collingwood to HMS Black Prince.


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15 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.30am: 2nd Watch returned from Easter leave.


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16 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

3.00pm: Commander Law joined ship & assumed command.[William Johns Beckett Law]


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17 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

5.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Good Hope sick.


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18 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Good Hope sick.

1.00pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Fisgard. [Shore establishment]

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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19 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


[From 20th to 24th April: Hands employed cleaning out boats, drawing stores & refitting]


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20 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.45am: 1 1st class armourer joined ship from HMS Good Hope.


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21 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: Discharged 1 Armourer’s Mate to HMS St. Vincent.


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22 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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23 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Working party 27 hands arrived from RN Barracks & employed as req.


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24 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.45am: Working party from RN Barracks arrived & employed as req.


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25 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: 1 AB rejoined ship from Haslar Hospital.


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26 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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27 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed painting down aloft & drawing stores.

8.30am: Working Party arrived from RN Barracks.


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28 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed painting aloft. Painting out boats & as req.

8.30am: Working Party arrived from RN Barracks.

2.00pm: 1 Chief Stoker joined ship from RN Barracks & 1 TGM [?Torpedo Gunners Mate?] joined ship from HMS Vernon.


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29 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed painting out boats & as req.

12.30pm: Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Good Hope sick.


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30 April 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed drawing torpedoes & as req.

1.15pm: Hands employed hoisting & turning out steam cutter & replacing boiler for same, striking down torpedoes & as req.

4.00pm: 1 Marine rejoined ship from Haslar Hospital.



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Hands employed hoisting & turning in Steam Cutter.

8.30am: Working Party from RN Barracks arrived. Hands employed replacing gear in boats & refitting as req.

1.15pm: Discharged 1 TGM [?Torpedo Gunners Mate?] to HMS Hindustan.

2.50pm: 1 Ships Steward joined ship.

5.00pm: 1 Stoker rejoined ship from HMS Good Hope.


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No logs for 2–4 May


LOG BOOK – MAY 5TH 1914 TO FEBRUARY 20TH 1915


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

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[Each afternoon to 17th May Leave to watch & part of watch till 7am; to 18th May at 5pm: Exercised Fire Stations]


5 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Ship completed to Active Commission for service in 5th Battle Squadron. Drafts from RN Barracks, Vernon & Marine Detachtment from Forton joined ship. Hands employed stowing bags & as generally requisite.

1.00pm: Read Stations for General Quarters, Fire Stations & Collision Stations.

2.15pm: Exercised General Quarters, Fire & Collision Stations.

11.00pm: Lieut. Tait joined ship.


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6 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Painter & 1 Shipwright to HMS Fisguard.

2.40pm: 1 Ordinary Seaman joined ship from RN Barracks.


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7 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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8 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: 1 Rating joined ship from HMS[?] Carnarvon.

1.30pm: 1 Stoker Rating joined from HMS Fisguard.


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9 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Shifted berth from No. 5 Basin to alongside Boat House Jetty.

10.40am: Secured alongside Boat House Jetty.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.45pm: 4 Ordinary Seamen & 1 Boy 1st Class joined ship from Barracks.


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10 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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11 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.00am: Hands employed in shipping ammunition & cleaning out boats.

11.00am: Drew Confidential Books.

pm: Hands employed fuzing Lyditte Shell, painting boats & cleaning paintwork.


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12 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed fuzing Lyditte Shell, painting ship.

am: Marines drawing clothing from Forton Barracks.

3.30pm: 12 Stokers joined ship from RN Barracks.


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13 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

11.00am: 11 Ordinary Seamen & 2 Leading Seamen joined from Bristol.

11.30am: Staff Surgeon Richardson joined ship.

2.20pm: Lieutenant Curtiss joined ship.


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14 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Marine detachment at Infantry Drill.

1.15pm: Discharged 1 Chief Petty Officer to RN Hospital.


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15 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.45am: Secured Coal Lighter alongside.

8.12am: Commenced coaling.

10.17am: Finished coaling – received 120.8 tons.


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16 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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17 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11


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18 May 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.00am: Sailed HMS Duncan & HMS Albemarle.

am: Hands employed getting in ammunition, securing guns & boats for sea.

pm: Hands employed securing boats & gear on upper deck for sea.

2.15pm: 8 Signal Ratings joined ship from RN barracks.

4.00pm: Leave to watch to 6.30am, Part of watch till 11pm.

6.30pm: 3 Stokers, 1 Signalman, 1 Gunner RMA & 1 AB joined ship for passage to Portland.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TOPAZ
Operations in home waters

JP map Topaz UK

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19 May 1914

Portsmouth to Weymouth or at Weymouth

Lat 50.73, Long -1.47 [Bgs]

7.30am: Slipped from jetty. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for Spithead.

8.30am: Course & speed as requisite for Swinging Ship in Stokes Bay.

am: Hands employed rigging control piping at General Quarters & as requisite.

11.00am: Finished Swinging – Proceeded course as requisite for Solent & Needles Channel.

12.40pm: Passed thro’ Needles Channel. Shingles Buoy abeam 1 cable.

2.00pm: Anvil Point Light abeam 8 cables.

2.25pm: St. Albans Head Flag Staff abeam 1½ miles.

4.00pm: Portland Outer Breakwater Light S65W; C. Head Breakwater Light N83W; St. Johns Church Spire N60½W.

4.03pm: Course & speed as requisite awaiting orders off Weymouth Bay.

4.30pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for anchoring.

4.45pm: Stopped.

4.48pm: Let got port anchor in ZI Berth – Weymouth Bay.

6.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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Record of Observation for Deviation

Captain: W.J.B. Law

Nav. Officer: J.N. Tait [John Tait from Navy List – also shows names of other officers]

Description of Ship: Light Cruiser

Tonnage: 3000

Horse Power: 9800 F.D [Forced Draught]

Armament: 12 – 4”, 8 – 3 pounder


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Description and Position of correctors.


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20 May 1914

Weymouth Bay to Areas B & C as requisite for carrying out .303 aiming Tube practice

Lat 50.6, Long -2.2 [Estimate from bearings given in am]

6.00am: Discharged 1 AB & 1 Stoker to HMS Spiteful & HMS Ure.

8.35am: Weighed Port Anchor. Proceeded.

9.45am: Stopped – Let go Port Anchor. Guns crews at .303 Aiming Tube practice.

Anchored off Warbarrow Bay. Bearings: East Lulworth Castle N10E; St Albans Point Flag Staff S68½E

pm: Hands employed at carrying out .303 Aiming Tube practice. Exercised 1st & 2nd Cutters at Pulling Practice.

5.20pm: Weighed Port Anchor. Proceeded.

6.15pm: Course as requisite for anchorage.

6.25pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor in ZI Berth. [Weymouth Bay]

6.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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21 May 1914

Weymouth Bay to Areas B & C as requisite for carrying out .303 aiming Tube practice

Lat 50.6, Long -2.2 [Estimate from bearings given in am]

8.30am: Weighed Starboard Anchor. Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite.

9.20am: Stopped – Let go Starboard Anchor.

am: Hands employed at .303 Aiming Tube practice at Towed Target & as requisite.

Anchored off Warbarrow Bay. Lulworth Castle N10E; St Albans Point Flag Staff S68½E

1.30pm: Exercised General Quarters & Control. Guns crews exercised at .303 Aiming Tube practice at Towed Target.

4.27pm: Weighed Starboard Anchor. Proceeded.

5.15pm: Course as requisite for anchoring.

5.25pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor in Weymouth Bay [ZI Berth]. Leave to watch till 7am.

5.45pm: Discharged 1 Leading Stoker to Portland Hospital.


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22 May 1914

Weymouth Bay to Areas B & C as requisite for carrying out .303 aiming Tube practice

Lat 50.55, Long -2.15 [Estimate from bearings given at noon]

8.25am: Weighed Starboard Anchor. Proceeded. Course as requisite.

9.20am: Stopped lowered Steamboat & Target. Course & speed as requisite for carrying out .303 Aiming Practice at Towed Target.

11.40am: Finished firing runs.

11.55am: Stopped.

11:57am: Let go Starboard anchor.

Anchored off St. Albans Head. Anchorage bearings:- St. Albans Head Flag Staff N67E; Hens Cliff Tower[?] N22½E.

1.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for firing 1” Aiming Tube at Target.

2.55pm: Finished firing. Hoisted in Steamboat & Target.

3.47pm: Let go Starboard Lifebuoy. Stopped – Lowered Seaboat & recovered Lifebuoy.

3.55pm: Proceeded.

4.30pm: Course as requisite for anchorage.

4.45pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in ZI Berth. [Weymouth Bay]

9.00pm: Burnt Searchlights for exercise.


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23 May 1914

Weymouth

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 6.30pm. Hands make & mend clothes.

8.30pm: Lieut. Williams RNR joined ship for 28 days training.


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24 May 1914

Weymouth

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.


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25 May 1914

Weymouth to Alongside Coaling Jetty Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite alongside Coaling Jetty Portland.

8.05am: Secured alongside Jetty.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 90 tons.

11.45am: Slipped from Jetty – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for anchorage.

12.24pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor in ZI Berth.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.


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26 May 1914

Weymouth Bay to Bantry Bay & at Sea

Lat 50.1, Long -3.6 [Bgs]

6.00am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite.

6.10am: Took station 2 cables astern of HMS Irresistible.

11.51am: Start Light abeam 4 miles.

1.15pm: Opened out to 2 miles on Port Beam of HMS Irresistible. Course & speed as requisite for Range Keeping practice.

3.00pm: Finished practice. Took station 3 cables on Port Beam of Irresistible.

4.10pm: Let go Lifebuoy. Stopped – Lowered Cutter & recovered Lifebuoy.

4.30pm: Proceeded.

6.10pm: Lizard Light House abeam 2 miles.

8.34pm: Wolf Light abeam 3½ miles.

8.43pm: Longships Light abeam 4 miles.

9.51pm: Seven Stones Light Ship abeam 1.3 miles.

11.00pm: Exercised close Watertight doors. Exercised sea boats crew.


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27 May 1914

Weymouth Bay to Bantry Bay & at Bantry Bay

Lat 51.2, Long -9.4 [Bgs]

am: Exercised close Watertight doors. Exercised sea boats crew.

4.00am: Altered course take up station 5 miles one Point on Port Bow of HMS Irresistible.

8.00am: Arrived at appointed station.

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite for delivering Torpedo attack & acting as Target ship for HMS Irresistible & HMS London.

11.30am: Took station on port beam of HMS Irresistible.

1.10pm: Arrived in position.

1.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for exercising Fire Control & Range finders.

2.00pm: Finished exercise. Course & speed as requisite for taking station 2 cables astern of HMS Irresistible.

3.00pm: Arrived in Station. Course as requisite for Bantry Harbour.

3.45pm: Opened to 3 cables from HMS Irresistible.

4.15pm: Stopped.

4.18pm: Let go Starboard anchor. Anchorage bearings Whiddy Island N60E; South Beach N83E.


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28 May 1914

Bantry Bay To Glengarriff Harbour or At Calibrating Buoy

Lat 51.66, Long -9.61

am: Hands employed securing for sea & getting ready wire hawsers for calibrating buoys. Gunners party preparing guns for calibrating.

2.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded course as requisite for making fast to Calibrating buoys.

3.00pm: Stopped – Secured Bow & Stern to Calibration Buoys.

8.00pm: Slipped from Calibration Buoys & proceeded course & speed as requisite for Glengarriff Harbour.

8.45pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor. Anchorage bearings: Glengarriff Castle S83E; Holly Island N67E; Bark Island N20W.


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29 May 1914

Glengarriff Harbour

Lat 51.73, Long -9.54

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Hands employed at loader drill.

5.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course as requisite to make fast to Calibration Buoys.

7.00pm: Secured bow & stern to Calibration buoys.


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30 May 1914

Bantry Bay

Lat 51.66, Long -9.61

8.00am: Commenced calibration.

9.40am: Finished calibrating Starboard side.

9.45am: Turned ship round between buoys.

10.45am: Recommenced calibration (port side).

11.30am: Finished calibration.

12.10pm: Slipped from Buoys. Proceeded, course & speed as requisite for entering Glengarriff Harbour.

12.30pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Anchorage bearings: Bark Island N19W; Holly Island N47E.

4.00pm: Special leave to Watch till 7pm.


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31 May 1914

Glengarriff Harbour

Lat 51.73, Long -9.54

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7pm.



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

Glengarriff Harbour to Whiddy Harbour or at Whiddy Harbour

Lat 51.66, Long -9.61 [Assuming in Bantry Bay somewhere]

7.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

7.50am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Harbour.

8.20am: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor.

9.10am: Put wire spring on Starboard cable. Veered to 7 shackles.

9.30am: Laid out Kedge anchor & hauled stern of ship to northward[?]. Exercised .303 aiming rifle at towed target from Starboard guns.

3.45pm: Finished practice. Hoisted in target & prepared for sea.

4.00pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Course & speed as requisite for shifting billet to SE.

4.20pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor. Anchored in Whiddy Harbour. Leave to Petty Officers of Watch till 8pm.


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2 June 1914

Whiddy Harbour to Sea as requisite for Towing Target & at Bantry anchorage.

Lat 51.7, Long -9.6 [Brgs]

7.00am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.15am: Took station astern of HMS Irresistible.

8.17am: Roancarrig Island abeam 1.2 miles.

8.20am: Course as requisite for taking station 2 miles ahead of Irresistible.

9.15am: Veered Target.

10.30am: HMS Irresistible finished firing. Stopped – hauled in Target.

11.30am: Hands at Fire Control drill & as requisite.

12.10pm: Stopped – Sent Recording Party to HMS Irresistible.

12.30pm: Proceeded.

1.15pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Hands employed at .303 Rifle Practice at Towed Target. Anchored in Whiddy Harbour. Anchorage bearings: Cliffy Island N11W; Reenavanny Point S78W

4.00pm: Weighed Starboard anchor – Proceeded course as requisite for Bantry anchorage.

4.20pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor. Leave to Petty Officers of Watch till 7.30pm.


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3 June 1914

Bantry Harbour to Bantry Bay for firing

Lat 51.66, Long -9.61

7.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.15am: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Dressed ship overall in honour of HM King George V's birthday. Anchored in Bantry Bay

9.20am: Hands employed at exercising O.O. Quarters [Officer of Quarters - Officer controlling the aim of one or more guns] firing at Towed Target.

1:15pm: Hands employed at General Quarters. Exercised Group Control Firing. Exercised Divers at Monthly Dip.

8.45pm: Undressed ship.

9.05pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded.

10.15pm: Stopped. Dropped Targets. Course & speed as requisite for firing 1” Aiming Tube at Targets.

11.00pm: Finished Firing. Stopped – Picked up Targets.

11.30pm: Course N75E 130 Revs.


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4 June 1914

Bantry Bay

Lat 51.66, Long -9.55 [Brgs]

0:20am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor. Anchored off Adrigole Harbour.

8.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out runs at Target towed by steam boat with .303 aiming rifle.

11.15am: Finished firing.

11.45am: Proceeded.

12.20pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Anchored off Whiddy Island

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.30pm: Weighed Starboard anchor.

6.00pm: Proceeded with Targets in tow.

9.00pm: Arrived at Rendezvous 9 miles to West of Sheep[‘s] Head. Course & speed as requisite for maintaining position.

9.30pm: Veered Targets.

10.45pm: HMS Irresistible carried out night action practice.

11.40pm: HMS London carried out night action practice.

11.55pm: Practices complete. Stopped – Hauled in Targets.


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5 June 1914

Bantry Bay to Glengarriff Harbour or at Glengarriff Harbour

Lat 51.73, Long -9.54

2.00am: Roancarrig Island Light abeam 2 miles.

2.45am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

3.20am: Stopped.

3.23am: Let go Starboard anchor in Glengarriff Harbour. Anchorage bearings: Bark Island N19W; Martello Tower S55W

9.00am: Landed signalmen heliograph party. 4” guns crews to loader drill.


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6 June 1914

Glengarriff Harbour

Lat 51.73, Long -9.54

8.55am: Discharged 5 RNASB [RN Auxiliary Sick Berth] staff to shore.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Watch till 7pm. Leave to Boys till 6pm.


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7 June 1914

Glengarriff Harbour to Torbay or at Glengariff Harbour

Lat 51.2, Long -9.35 [Brgs]

6.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.30am: Arrived in station 5 cables astern of HMS Irresistible.

8.48am: Sheep[‘s] Head abeam 8 cables.

10.45am: Fastnet abeam 3 miles.

11.30pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew.


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8 June 1914

Bantry Bay to Torbay & at Torbay

Lat 50.2, Long -3.6 [Brgs]

0:15am: Bishop Light abeam.

0:40am: Round Island Light abeam.

1.35am: Seven Stones Light Vessel abeam.

2.35am: Longships Light abeam 2 miles.

2.53am: Wolf Rock Light abeam.

7.30am: Took station 2.5 miles on Starboard beam of HMS Irresistible.

8.20am: Arrived in station.

9.00am: Course & speed as requisite for exercising Range & Control Parties.

9.15am: Eddystone Light House abeam 5¼.

9.30am: Finished Range keeping exercise. Parted company with HMS Irresistible.

11.28am: Prawle Point abeam 1.1 miles.

11.53am: Start Point Light House abeam 1½ miles.

1.40pm: Berry Head Light House abeam 5 cables. Course as requisite for anchorage.

2.10pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor in Torbay.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.

4.45pm: 2 RNAS [RN Auxiliary Sick] Berth Staff joined for Training.


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9 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 10pm. 1 Stoker rejoined ship from Hospital.


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10 June 1914

Torbay to Sea for Firing & at Torbay

Lat 50.4, Long -3.3 [Brgs]

8.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out preliminary GL [Gun Layer] Test firing 1” aiming Tube at Targets towed by Trawler.

11.00am: Wind rising steadily from ESE.

1.15pm: Finished Preliminary GL Test.

2.15pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Anchored in Torbay.


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11 June 1914

Torbay to Sea for Firing & at Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

1.10pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out GL Test firing full calibre against Targets towed by HMS Irresistible.

6.15pm: Finished GL Test. Set course.

7.00pm: Course as requisite for anchorage.

7.15pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in Torbay.


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12 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

am: Hands employed as generally requisite & working up for OOQ’s [Officer of Quarters] firing.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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13 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

10.30am: Discharged 1 Stoker to Civil Hospital.

11.00am: 3 RNASB staff joined ship.

1.00pm: Special leave to Watch till 7am Monday. Leave to Boys till 6pm. Hands make & mend clothes.

4.10pm: 4 RNASBs joined ship.


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14 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

1.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6pm.


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15 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

8.30am: Read Stations for General Drill.

9.30am: Exercised Collision Stations – Let go Sheet anchor & weigh by hand – Fire Stations & away all pulling boats’ crews – pull round fleet.

11.00am: Secured.

pm: Exercised 1st & 2nd Cutters & Barge at Boat Sailing Instruction – Remainder of Hands rigging Control Piping.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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16 June 1914

Torbay to Sea as requisite for firing & at Torbay

Lat 50.5, Long -3.2 [Brgs]

8.40am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out preliminary runs for OOQ practice at target towed by trawler.

3.00pm: Finished runs for OOQ’s Preliminary Test.

3.50pm: Course as requisite for anchoring.

4.15pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Leave to Watch till 7am.


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17 June 1914

Torbay to Sea as requisite for firing & at Torbay

Lat 50.4, Long -3.2 [Brgs]

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded course as requisite 2 cables astern of HMS Russell.

9.20am: Stopped.

9.40am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for OOQ Firing runs.

10.10am: Fire Starboard bow groups.

10.20am: Thick fog came on – Took station 5 cables astern of HMS Russell.

1.10pm: Fog cleared off - visibilty 2 - 5 miles.

1.15pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out OOQ Practice Runs.

3.50pm: Completed practice – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Torbay.

4.50pm: Course & speed as requisite for anchoring.

5.10pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor in Torbay. Leave to Watch till 7am.


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18 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

1.00pm: Exercised Divers at Monthly Diving.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.

7.50pm: Read Warrant No. 1.


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19 June 1914

Torbay to Sea as requisite for firing & at Torbay

Lat 50.4, Long -3.4 [Brgs]

8.10am: Discharged 4 RNASBs to shore after training.

8.45am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for firing .45 Aiming Rifle practice runs for Day group firing at Target towed by trawler.

11.35am: Finished firing – course & speed as requisite for returning to Torbay.

12.15pm: Stopped – Let go Port anchor.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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20 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Watch till 7am Monday [It’s Saturday]. Leave to Boys till 6pm.


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21 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

pm: Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.


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22 June 1914

Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

8.00am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HM King George V's coronation.

8.30am: S~~~ away. Sailing boats in Service Rig race.

1:30pm: Leave to watch till 7am. Hands make & mend clothes.

8.30pm: Undressed ship.


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23 June 1914

Torbay to sea as requisite for firing & at Torbay

Lat 50.43, Long -3.5

8.45am: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbor & carrying out runs for Preliminary Day group practice.

am: As requisite for firing .45 Aiming Rifle at Towed Target.

11.15am: Finished firing. Course & speed as requisite for anchorage.

11.55am: Stopped – Let go Port anchor.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch Petty Officers & Leading Seamen till 7am.

8.50pm: 1 Stoker rejoined ahip from HMS Irresistible.

9.50pm: Burnt Searchlights.


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24 June 1914

Torbay to Portsmouth & at Spithead

Lat 50.5, Long -3.0 [Bgs]

8.00am: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out Day group Firing at Target towed by HMS Irresistible.

9.30am: Commenced firing runs.

11.30am: Finished firing runs. Stopped.

Noon: Proceeded.

1.04pm: Portland Light House abeam 3¾ miles.

2.11pm: Shambles Light Vessel abeam 2½ miles.

3.27pm: St. Albans Head abeam 2 miles.

3.57pm: Anvil Point Light House abeam 1¾ miles.

4.00pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 Thermometer.

5.00pm: Hurst Lights in line N58E. Course as requisite for the Needles Channel & Solent.

6.50pm: Course as requisite for anchoring at Spithead.

6.55pm: Stopped – Let go Port anchor in No. VI Berth Spithead. Leave to Watch till 7am.


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25 June 1914

Spithead to Portsmouth Harbour or at Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.30am: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for entering Portsmouth harbour.

8.30am: Secured alongside East side of CI coaling lighter.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

2.50pm: 1 AB rejoined ship from Hospital.

5.08pm: Finished coaling – Received 410 tons.

7.00pm: Leave to watch till 7am.


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26 June 1914

Portsmouth Harbour

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.30am: Slipped from alongside CI & proceeded alongside HMS Liverpool at B Moorings.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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27 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to watch till 7am Monday [It’s Saturday]. Leave to boys till 7pm.

2.10pm: 1 Chief Petty Officer joined ship from Depot.

4.00pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to HMS Venerable[?].

5.05pm: Sub. Lieut. Nixon RNR joined ship.


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28 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00am: Ships Company attended Divine Service on board HMS Liverpool.

1.00pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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29 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

1.10pm: Discharged 1 AB to RN Hospital.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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30 June 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed provisioning & ammunitioning ship.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.35am: HMS Liverpool cast off from alongside & proceeded out of harbour.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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2 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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3 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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4 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.15am: Read Warrant No. 2. Discharged 1 prisoner to RN Barracks for detention.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Watch till 7am Monday [It’s Saturday]. Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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5 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.00am: Sent Church of England Church Parties to HMS Fisgard. [Shore Establishment]

1.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6pm.


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6 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed surveying cable & as requisite. Landed Carpenters Dockyard Party.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.

5.15pm: 1 Stoker Petty Officer rejoined ship from RN Hospital.


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7 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Hands employed refitting boats falls, surveying cable & as requisite.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.

4.20pm: 2 RNR Engine Room Artificers joined ship.


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8 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

pm: Stokers Dockyard Party drawing stores.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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9 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Coal lighter came alongside.

8.15am: Discharged Mr Campbell Clerk to HMS Vengeance.

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

11.12am: Finished coaling.

11.30am: Coal lighter cast off. Received 60 tons.

1.10pm: HMS Liverpool came alongside & secured Starboard side.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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10 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.30am: Read Warrant No. 3. Discharged 1 Stoker to RN Detention Barracks.

8.35am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.

5.30pm: Discharged 1 AB to HMS Venerable.


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11 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.00am: Diving party rigging diving boat.

10.00am: Tested life buoys – correct.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 11pm Sunday. Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.


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12 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.05am: Sent Church of England Church Party to HMS Liverpool.

1.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.


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13 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Stokers Dockyard party drawing stores.

10.00am: Received orders to mobilize. 1 Lieut., 1 Engineer Lieut., 1 Sub Lieut., 2 Warrant Officers joined ship. Drafts from HMS Excellent [shore establishment] & RN Barrackes joined ship.

2.00pm: Marine detatchment joined from RN Barracks. Sub Lieut. Nixon RNR left ship for HMS Hannibal.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.

11.30pm: 5 Stoker Petty Officers joined ship from Chatham.


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14 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am&pm: Seamanship & Torpedo Training Classes at instruction.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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15 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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16 July 1914

Portsmouth to Spithead & at Sea

Lat 50.69, Long -1.56 [Estimate – in Needles Channel]

6.30am: Read Warrant No. 4. Discharged 1 prisoner to RN Barracks for detention.

8.15am: HMS Liverpool slipped from alongside & proceeded out of harbour.

8.30am: Slipped from buoys – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.15am: Using engines for maintaining position.

11.15am: Proceeded out of Solent by Needles Channel. Course & speed as requisite in company with 5th Battle Squadron.

1.53pm: Passed thro’ Needles Channel. South Shingles Buoy abeam 2 cables. Course & speed as requisite.

3.30pm: Joined up with 5th Cruiser Squadron. Took station 2 cables astern of HMS Cornwall.

4.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for Needles Channel & Solent.

6.30pm: Parted company with 5th Cruiser Squadron. Course & speed as requisite for anchoring.

7.15pm: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor. Anchored in A14 Berth Spithead.


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17 July 1914

Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


[Royal Museums Geenwich have a map showing Spithead assembly of the fleet 15th to 20th July. Topaze is located near Stokes Bay & Gilkicker Point.]


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18 July 1914

Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Watch till 7am.

5.00pm: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns to HM King George V.


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19 July 1914

Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 8pm.


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20 July 1914

Spithead to Sea for PZ exercises

Lat 50.6, Long -1.0 [Bgs]

9.30am: Weighed Port anchor. Course as requisite 2 cables astern of HMS Talbot in 9th Cuiser Squadron.

11.00am: Passed HM Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert flying Royal Standard. Manned ship & gave 3 cheers for HM the King.

11.40am: Proceeded to join up with 5th Battle Squadron.

pm: Course & speed as requisite for maintaining station as repeating ship 1 mile astern of Red fleet.

3.00pm: PZ 1 Exercise commenced. Course & speed as requisite for repeating Ship duties.

3.55pm: Finished PZ 1 Exercise. Took station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

5.48pm: St. Catherine’s Point Light House abeam 8 miles.

9.54pm: Portland Light abeam 7 miles.


[PZ - exercises to accustom Squadrons to work together, to gain practical experience of the difficulties of signalling to and of manoeuvring a large fleet. From Old Weather abbreviations]


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21 July 1914

[Torbay & at Sea]

Lat 50.4, Long -3.5 [Bgs]

0.40am: Parted company with HMS Lord Nelson. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Torbay anchorage.

1.10am: Stopped.

1.12am: Let go Starboard anchor.

9.05am: Read Court Martial Returns to Ship’s company.

11.17am: Weighed Starboard anchor.

11.35am: Shaped course SEbyE 2 miles astern of HMS Lord Nelson.

3.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for maintaining position as special repeating ship.

3.20pm: Exercised PZ 2 exercise. Exercised General Quarters.

4.10pm: Finished PZ exercise. Course & speed as requisite for taking station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

5.00pm: Arrived in station.

9.00pm: Darkened ship.

9.30pm: Exercised night defence stations.

10.30pm: Start Point Light abeam 13 miles. Sighted several destroyers on both bows. Switched on searchlights.

11.10pm: Secured.


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22 July 1914

Torbay to Lyme Bay & at Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -2.3 [DR]

1.55am: Eddystone Light House abeam 9 miles.

3.00am: Maintaining station 2 miles astern of HMS Lord Nelson.

3.52am: Eddystone Light House abeam.

6.06am: Start Point abeam 13¼ miles.

6.40am: Sighted 7th & 8th Battle Squadrons.

7.30am: Course & speed as requisite for forming astern of HMS Jupiter 1st Division 5th Organisation.

9.10am: Exercised Guns crews at Divisional drill & loader.

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite for maintaining position as repeating ship in PZ exercises.

11.50am: Finished PZs. Course & speed as requisite for taking station on HMS Prince of Wales.

pm: Course & speed as requisite for maintaining position as repeating ship to 5th Battle Squadron.

2.10pm: Took station 1½ miles WbyN from HMS Dreadnought. Course & speed as requisite for commencing PZs.

3.55pm: Negative PZs. Took station astern of 5th Battle Squadron.

4.25pm: Took station 6 cables on port beam of HMS Queen.

7.30pm: Stopped – Let go Port anchor in Lyme Bay. Golden Cape N31E; Straight Point N74W.

9.20pm: Exercised Night defence stations – Burnt searchlights.


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23 July 1914

Lyme Bay to Spithead & At Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -2.4 [Rough estimate 55 miles West of Needles Channel?]

6.30am: Weighed Port anchor.

6.45am: Keeping station 6 cables on Port bow of HMS Prince of Wales.

8.00am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for taking station 1½ miles west from HMS Dreadnought.

7.40am: Arrived in station.

10.40am: Commenced Tectical Exercises.

11.40am: Finished Tactical Exercises. Took station as repeating ship 5 cables abeam of HMS Irresistible.

5.00pm: Course as requisite for passing thro’ Needles Channel & Solent.

6.20pm: Parted Company with 5th Battle Squadron.

6.35pm: Stopped – Let go Port anchor in No. V Billet Spithead.


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24 July 1914

Spithead

Lat 50.75, Long -1.1

10.20am: Discharged 1 stoker to RN Hospital Haslar.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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25 July 1914

Spithead to Portsmouth or at Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

7.20am: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded course as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

8.05am: Stopped – Secured bow & stern to B moorings – Portsmouth.

9.30am: All Ratings joined for mobilization left ship. Returned Signal Books to Steel Chest.

1.00pm: Leave to Port Watch till 1pm Wednesday [It’s Saturday]. 3 RNASBS [Assistant Sick berth stewards??] joined ship for training.

1.30pm: Arrived & secured alongside HMS Amythyst.

5.15pm: 1 Lieut. RNR joined ship.


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26 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

10.05am: Sent Church of England Church Parties to HMS Prince of Wales.

1.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am.


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27 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

2.20pm: 1 AB joined ship from HMS Excellent.

4.00pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am.


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28 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Landed Carpenters Dockyard Party. Ratings who mobilised ship rejoined from HMS Excellent & RN Barracks.


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29 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.45am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Lieut. Curtis[?] joined ship from RN Barracks.

11.20am: 8 Marines joined ship from Forton.

12.45pm: Hands coaling & provisioning ship.

2.00pm: Port Watch returned from leave.

6.40pm: Finished coaling – Received 280 tons. Discharged 1 Signal Boy to HMS Victory.


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30 July 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

1.10am: 2 Officers Stewards 2nd & 3rd class joined ship.

4.00am: HMS Amethyst slipped from B Moorings & proceeded to sea.

8.45am: Landed Dockyard Parties.

9.30am: Discharged 1 RNR Lieutenant to HMS Venerable.

10.00am: 3 Boy Stokers joined ship.

2.00pm: Leave to Port watch till 8pm.

4.50pm: Mr. Clarke gunner joined ship from HMS Excellent.

10.10pm: 5 Stoker Petty Officers, 4 Stokers & 1 Ordinary Seaman joined ship from RN Barracks.


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31 July 1914

Portsmouth to Portland or at Portland

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

8.00am: Carpenters Dockyard Party drawing stores.

9.30am: 1 AB joined ship from HMS Vistory. Rove slip rope.

11.00am: Issued Signal & Wireless Books.

12.15pm: HMS Liverpool cast off from alongside & proceeded out of harbour.

12.40pm: Tug came alongside.

12.45pm: Slipped from B Moorings – Turned ship.

1.05pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for Spithead.

1.25pm: Arrived Spithead. Speed as requisite fpor maintaining position.

2.10pm: Procceded. Course as requisite for Needles Channel. Stationed as repeating ship on port beam of 5th Battle Squadron.

3.10pm: Increased to 13 knots to get ahead of HMS Prince of Wales for passing through Needles Channel.

4.10pm: SW Shingles Buoy north 2 cables.

4.15pm: Took station on port beam of 5th Battle Squadron as repeating ship.

6.12pm: Sighted Shambles Light Ship.

6.30pm: Course as requisite for North Ship Channel Portland.

7.15pm: Stopped.

7.25pm: Secured to E2 Buoy.



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

Portland [& at Sea]

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.55am: Commenced coaling.

8.40am: Finished coaling – Received 30 tons.

12.35pm: Discharged 1 Stoker Petty Officer to RN Hospital Portland.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for War.

4.00pm: Sent boats to Camber.

5.15pm: Landed wood work & spare gear in Trawler Janus.

6.45pm: Discharged 1 RNR Lieut. to HMS Illustrious. Rigged night defence stations.

7.15pm: Slipped from buoy. Course & speed as requisite for maintaining position off Camber.

8.15pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite out of North Ship Channel.

9.30pm: Arrived at a position SW from St. Albans Head. Commenced patrol along a line SW from St. Albans Head, ship being darkened.


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2 August 1914

Portland to Sea - Patrolling

Lat 50.5, Long -2.1 [Bgs]

am: Ship patrolling on Patrol Line.

5.40am: St. Albans Head Signal Station challenged – Replied.

6.30am: Sighted Torpedo boat SSE. Action Stations.

6.37am: TB.22 passed – steering East. Challenged – no reply. Course as requisite for closing her.

10.00am: Course & speed as requisite for closing suspicious ship.

am&pm: Carrying out War Routine.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing ship.

pm: Watch at night defence stations.


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3 August 1914

Portland to Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -2.3 [Bgs]

11.10am: Increased to 130 revs to close trawler.

3.40pm: HMS Crescent passed steering West.

5.00pm: HMS Grafton passed steering West.

7.15pm: HMS Edgar passed – steering West.


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4 August 1914

Patrolling at Sea & at Portland

Lat 50.4, Long -2.2 [Bgs]

2.15am: Observed a searchlight bearing SbyW.

3.29am: St. Albans Head Coast Guard made demand.

9.20am: Altered course to examine Trawler.

11.40am: Course as requisite for examining steam ships.

3.00pm: Course as requisite for closing HMS Diamond.

3.20pm: HMS Diamond took over patrol duties.

3.30pm: Course as requisite for Portland.

5.10pm: Stopped – Secured alongside Coaling Jetty Portland.

5.25pm: Commenced coaling.

5.35pm: 1 SBA [Sick Berth Attendant] joined ship from HMS Prince of Wales.

7.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 125 tons.

7.40pm: Left coaling jetty.

8.15pm: Secured to No. A3 Buoy.

9.20pm: Rigged Night Defence.

11.50pm: Commenced Hostilities against Germany.


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5 August 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Hands preparing ship for battle.

11.15am: Dockyard Party landed spare gear.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.10pm: Dockyard Party finished returning spare wood & stores.

6.10pm: 1 Stoker returned to ship from RN Hospital Haslar.


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6 August 1914

Portland [& at Sea]

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.30pm: Exercised Night Defence stations.


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7 August 1914

Portland to Sea for patrolling

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.00am: Slipped from A3 Buoy & proceeded alongside Coaling Jetty.

7.30am: Secured alongside Coaling Jetty.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.05am: Finished coaling. Received 40 tons.

1.40pm: Hands to General Quarters.

2.00pm: Slipped from alongside Coaling Wharf & proceeded course & speed as requisite out of East Ship Channel.

2.40pm: Shambles Light Vessel E 5 cables – Course as requisite for closing HMS Diamond. Took over Patrol from Diamond. Course as requisite for closing small yacht.

4.23pm: Altered course for closing 3 small steamers.

8.40pm: Sighted French Torpedo Boat flotilla.

9.55pm: Challenged by St. Albans Head Coast Guard station.


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8 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling

Lat 50.5, Long -2.3 [Brgs]

Midnight: Course as requisite for closing 3 steamers.

5.00am: Course & speed as requisite for overhauling Dutch steamer.

9.20am: Course as requisite for examining submarine.

11.20am: Course as requisite for examining Trawler.

11.30am: Course as requisite for closing Shambles Light Vessel.

12.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station on port beam of fleet.

3.50pm: HMS Diamond parted company.

6.25pm: Course & speed as requisite for overhauling yacht.

7.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for rejoining fleet.

10.25pm: Took station 5 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

11.10pm: Beachy Head Light abeam.


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9 August 1914

Patrolling

Lat 50.4, Long -0.9 [Brgs]

4.30am: Fleet assumed close order.

6.30am: HMS Bacchante & Cruiser Force C took station on Port beam of HMS Lord Nelson & joined up with fleet.

8.45am: Sighted HMS Diamond.

9.00am: Stopped Engines – HMS Diamond distributed mails to fleet – Assumed 2nd Organisation.

11.00am: Received mails on board also Confidential Signal Book.

11.40am: Course & speed as requisite for closing HMS Bacchante.

12.30pm: Took station 5 cables on Starboard beam of HMS Bacchante.

1.50pm: Received directions to proceed to Bassurelle Shoal & layout mark buoy.

5.00pm: Stopped – Sounded in 10 fathoms course & speed as requisite for laying out buoy on 5 fathom shoal.

7.00pm: Let go buoy – Course & speed as requisite for rejoining HMS Bacchante.

8.05pm: Took station astern of HMS Bacchante 1 mile.

Lost overboard from cutter:-

Oars – ash 15’ – 9 in no.

Oars – ash 14’ – 5 in no.

Hooks – boat – 4 in no.

Staves[?] Fir – 4 in no.

Belts Life Cork – 3 in no.


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10 August 1914

Patrolling

Lat 50.8, Long 1.4 [Bgs – Longitude written as W but must be E as off Boulogne not in the Solent]

4.15am: Commenced patrolling on line SSE from Dungeness Light to Vergoyer Shoal.

5.35am: Increased to 15 knots – Course as requisite for closing steamer.

6.40am: Arrived off Boulogne – Reported steamer inside. Altered course WSW to return to Patrol Line.

7.10am: Thick fog came on.

7.55am: Cruiser Force C WNW. Fog cleared off.

8.20am: Course as requisite to close steamer.

10.10am: Thick fog came on. Exercised General Quarters.

1.00pm: Sighted Airship to ENEward.

1.10pm: Lost sight of Airship.

pm: Hands at Watch Defence stations during thick weather.

4.00pm: Airship in sight to the North distant 4 miles heading Northerly.

5.55pm: HMS Bacchante hoisted cruiser recall.

6.40pm: Took station 2 miles ahead of HMS Cressy on Patrol Line.

11.30pm: Beachy Head Light abeam.


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11 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling

Lat 50.6, Long 1.3 [Bgs]

3.58am: Course as requisite for spreading.

5.20am: Arrived at patrolling station.

10.00am: Read Articles of War.

10.06am: Exercised guns crews at loader drill.

pm: Patrolling on look out for enemy craft between Dungeness & Vergoyer Shoal.

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station astern of HMS Euryalus.

7.38pm: Course & speed as requisite for assuming close order.

8.25pm: Arrived in station.


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12 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling

Lat 50.7, Long 1.2 [Bgs]

4.15am: Course as requisite for spreading.

4.43am: Arrived on patrol line.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Course as requisite for examining Trawler - & returning to patrol line.

3.35pm: Patrolling as requisite on look out for enemy craft.

5.30pm: Passed SS Laura with troops on board for Boulogne.

6.45pm: Course as requisite for joining up with Cruisers “C”.

7.15pm: Formed close order 2½ cables astern of HMS Cressy.

11.05pm: Beachy Head Light abeam.


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13 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling

Lat 50.7, Long 1.2 [Bgs]

4.05am: Course as requisite for spreading.

5.00am: Arrived on patrol line.

6.00am: Course & speed as requisite for closing steamer Pluto.

10.05am: Course & speed as requisite for examining Trawler.

Noon: Course & speed as requisite for examining SS Dee of Middlesbrough.

1.10pm: Course & speed as requisite for examining SS Luceria, SS Ploussa[?] & French Trawler.

5.53pm: Course as requisite to close on Cruiser Force C.

6.30pm: Took station 2 miles astern of HMS Cressy.

6.45pm: Stopped – Admiral shifted flag to HMS Aboukir – HMS Bacchante left fleet.

7.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 2½ cables astern of HMS Cressy.

8.00pm: Arrived in station.

11.00pm: Course & speed as requisite to examine French trawler.

11.15pm: Resumed course & speed.


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14 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling

Lat 50.7, Long 1.2 [Bgs]

4.10am: Course as requisite for spreading.

5.10am: Arrived on patrol line.

8.40am: Course & speed as requisite to examine SS Homb~~.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters. Course & speed as requisite to regain station on patrol line.

11.10am: Arrived on patrol line.

1.30pm: Sighted French Torpedo Boat bearing SE steering East.

6.20pm: Closed on HMS Cressy.

7.00pm: Course as requisite to assume close order.

7.50pm: Arrived in station 2½ cables astern of HMS Cressy.


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15 August 1914

Patrolling at Sea to Portsmouth & at Stokes bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

1.00am: Parted company with Cruiser Force C. Proceeding for Portsmouth.

1.30am: Passed 5th Battle Squadron.

4.55am: Owers Light ship abeam 2 cables.

5.15am: Sighted Nab Light Ship N51W.

5.45am: Arrived off Nab. Stopped – received permission to proceed into harbour.

7.15am: Stopped – Let go Starboard anchor in Stokes Bay.

8.05am: Collier came alongside port side.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.00pm: Finished coaling – received 300 tons.

10.20pm: Collier left ship.

11.05pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.34pm: Stopped. Full speed astern.

11.35pm: Ship took ground off No Mans Fort. Sounded fore 12’, amidships 15’, aft 17’


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16 August 1914

Spithead to Cruising in the Channel

Lat 50.6, Long -0.5 [Bgs]

0:30am: All bilges examined – correct.

2.00am: Dockyard Tug Volcano came alongside secured wire & took strain.

2.15am: Ship floated off – cast off tow.

2.23am: Let go port anchor at Spithead. Anchorage bearings Horse Fort Light S83E; No Mans Fort Light S34E.

9.20am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite thru’ swept channel Spithead.

9.40am: Passed Warner Light Ship abeam 1 cable.

10.30am: Cleared swept channel.

11.20am: Owers Light Ship abeam 9 cables.

2.12pm: Beachy Head Light 4 points on bow.

2.28pm: Beachy Head Light abeam 2¾ miles.

3.09pm: Royal Sovereign Light Ship abeam 2 cables.

4.55pm: Sighted 1st Battle Squadron West steering WSWward.

5.00pm: Course as requisite for closing on Battle Fleet.

5.20pm Took station 2 miles ahead of 2nd Division.

7.00pm: Opened out to 2½ miles ahead of 2nd Division. HMS Queen rejoined fleet from Spithead. HMS Prince of Wales left for Spithead.

8.00pm: Fleet assumed open order.

8.30pm: Arrived in station.


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17 August 1914

Patrolling At Sea

Lat 50.8, Long 0.8 [Bgs]

am: Keeping station 2½ miles WSW from HMS Queen.

3.50am: Beachy Head Light N45W, Royal Sovereign Light N19W.

4.10am: Course as requisite for assuming close order.

5.05am: Stopped engines.

6.15am: Course & speed as requisite for closing HMS Queen.

6.30am: Sent seaboat to HMS Queen for mails.

7.00am: Proceeded 2½ miles astern of HMS Queen.

8.34am: Dungeness Light abeam 5 miles.

9.22am: Took station 3 miles on beam of HMS Queen for exercise as target ship.

10.30am: Fleet exercised at tactics.

Noon: Course as requisite for taking station 2 miles WSW from HMS Queen.

12.40pm: Arrived in station 2 miles astern of HMS Queen.

7.40pm: Left Fleet. Received orders to intercept “Saxon” on her way up Channel.

8.43pm: Beachy Head abeam.

8.55pm: Sighted Saxon. Course & speed as requisite to intercept het, ordering her to return to Sandown Bay.

11.30pm: Sighted Fleet - Course & speed as requisite to take station 2½ miles astern of HMS Queen.


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18 August 1914

Patrolling At Sea to Dover to Patrolling At Sea

Lat 50.7, Long 0.9 [Bgs]

0:20am: Arrived in station 2½ miles astern of HMS Queen.

4.00am: Course as requisite for closing colum to 1 mile apart.

4.30am: HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Irresistible joined Fleet.

5.10am: HMS Diamond rejoined Fleet.

6.10am: Course & speed as requisite for closing HMS Irresistible.

6.25am: Stopped – sent boat for mails.

6.50am: 2 miles ahead of HMS Queen.

9.15am: Stopped – Vice Admiral transferred flag to HMS Agamemnon. HMS Lord Nelson left Fleet.

9.50am: Proceeded.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.12am: Course & speed as requisite for acting as target ship during Fleet manoeuvres.

12.15pm: Finished manoeuvres, course & speed as requisite for closing HMS Implacable.

12.36pm: Stropped – received on board 1 cot case for Dover Sick Quarters from HMS Implacable. Sent 1 cell prisoner to HMS Implacable for cell punishment.

12.55pm: Proceeded.

1.55pm: Dungeness abeam 3½ miles.

3.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Dover Harbour by Easterly entrance.

3.30pm: Stopped.

3.34pm: Secured to No. 1 Buoy.

4.00pm: Landed cot case for Dover Military Hospital.

5.30pm: Slipped from No. 1 Buoy – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour by Easterly entrance.

6.00pm: Sighted Battle Fleet right ahead.

8.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 1.5 miles ahead of HMS Queen.

8.40pm: Arrived in station.


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19 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling in English Channel

Lat 50.6, Long 1.1 [Bgs]

am: Keeping station 1½ miles SWbyS from HMS Queen.

3.50am: Beachy Head Light N58W, Dungeness Light N51E.

4.00am: Course & speed as requisite for closing columns to manoeuvring distance.

5.00am: HMS Formidable rejoined & HMS Venerable left for Spithead.

7.00am: Passed Transport Welshman steering ESEly. [Atlantic Transport Line SS Welshman?]

9.30am: Proceeded to Bassurelle Shoal to verify position of Buoy laid there on August 9th.

11.35am: Arrived at Bassurelle Shoal – Lowered Seaboat & examined Buoy. Course & speed as requisite for sounding shoal.

pm: Course & speed as requisite for sounding over Bassurelle shoal.

4.45pm: Proceeded course as requisite to rejoin Battle Fleet.

5.50pm: Took station 1 ½ miles ahead of HMS Agamemnon.


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20 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling in English Channel

Lat 50.8, Long 1.1 [Lat written as 51° but that places the ship inland near Clacton rather than in English Channel so assuming 50°]

am: Keeping station 1½ miles SW from Flag.

6.00am: HMS Diamond rejoined Fleet.

9.20am: Course as requisite to take station 3 miles on Starboard beam of Flag.

9.50am: Arrived in station.

10.36am: Course as requisite during fleet manoeuvres as repeating ship for Battle Squadron.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

12.15pm: Finished manoeuvres. Proceeded to examine Light Buoy placed on South limit of the Ridge Shoal.

12.45pm: Stopped.

1.10pm: Proceeded to rejoin fleet.

2.30pm: Arrived in station 1½ miles SWbyS from HMS Prince of Wales.

4.00pm: HMS Venerable rejoined fleet.

6.35pm: Stopped. HMS Lord Nelson rejoined fleet. Vice Admiral rehoisted flag in Lord Nelson.

7.20pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for taking station 2 miles ahead of HMS Prince of Wales.

7.37pm: Arrived in station. HMS Agamemnon proceeded to Spithead.

8.00pm: Course & speed as requisite for opening out to distance apart of columns 3 miles.

8.20pm: Arrived in station.


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21 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling the English Channel

Lat 50.8, Long 1.1 [Lat written as 51° but that places the ship inland near Clacton rather than in English Channel so assuming 50°]

am: Keeping station 2 miles astern of HMS Prince of Wales.

4.00am: Course & speed as requisite for closing to manoeuvring distance.

4.20am: In station.

9.45am: Guns’ Crews exercised at Loader & Divisional drill.

3.30pm: Course & speed as requisite to regain station 2 miles ahead of HMS Prince of Wales.

4.35pm: Columns closed to 6 cables. Took station 2½ cables astern of 2nd Division.

5.55pm: Stopped, sent mails to HMS Implacable.

7.00pm: HMS Agamemnon rejoined fleet. Received mails.

7.30pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite to take station 2 miles ahead of 2nd Division.

7.40pm: 2nd Division opened out to 3 miles from 1st Division.

8.15pm: Arrived in station.


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22 August 1914

At Sea Patrolling the Channel and at Dover

Lat 50.7, Long 1.2 [Bgs]

am: Keeping station 2 miles ENE from HMS Prince of Wales.

4.00am: Course & speed as requisite for closing fleet.

4.30am: Arrived in station.

9.45am: Guns crews at loader & divisional drill.

10.30am: Exercised Fleet Tactics - course as requisite as repeating ship for Battle Squadron.

12.04pm: Finished Tactics - course & speed as requisite for resuming station 2 miles ahead of HMS Prince of Wales.

12.30pm: Arrived in station.

12.40pm: Received orders to proceed to Dover to coal.

1.42pm: Varne[?] Light Ship abeam 2½ miles.

2.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Dover Harbour by Eastern Entrance.

2.50pm: Stopped - Secured to No. I Buoy.

3.10pm: Collier Beech Tree came alongside.

4.15pm: Commenced coaling.

9.20pm: Finished coaling - received 280 tons.

10.05pm: Collier left ship.


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23 August 1914

Dover to Sea for Patrolling English Channel

Lat 50.8, Long 1.0 [Bgs]

3.00am: Slipped from No. 1 Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour by Easterly entrance.

3.40am: Cleared harbour.

4.50am: Sighted Battle Fleet bearing S47W.

5.04am: Dungeness abeam.

5.30am: Took station 2 cables on Port Bean of HMS London.

5.35am: Stopped - sent to HMS Bulwark for mails.

6.50am: HMS Irresistible left Fleet.

7.00am: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 2 miles ahead of HMS Prince of Wales.

7.10am: Fleet proceeded.

10.00am: Dungeness Light abeam 4¾ miles.

2.50pm: Dungeness Light House North 5.5 miles.

3.46pm: Varne Light Ship N83E 3½ miles.

6.00pm: Course & speed as requisite to investigate floating object.

6.40pm: Ran into Fog, taking station 1 mile ahead of HMS Diamond.

7.48pm: Arrived in station.

10.00pm Course to take station 3 miles ahead of Flagship on new course.

10.25pm: Arrived in station.


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24 August 1914

Cruising at Sea in English Channel to Spithead

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

am: Keeping station 3 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

4.18am: Altered course as requisite to take station as special repeating ship.

4.50am: Arrived in station.

5.45am: Arrived off Nab Light Ship. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour. 5 cables ahead of Flagship.

6.30am: Took station 2 cables on starboard beam of Flag.

7.15am: Stopped - let go port anchor. In Stokes Bay.

2.10pm: Collier came alongside.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling.

3.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 60 tons.

3.35pm: Collier left ship.

4.05pm: 10 RNR Stoker ratings joined ship.


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25 August 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

8.40am: Hands employed provisioning ship & preparing for painting.

pm: Painted masts, funnels & upper deck light grey war colour.


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26 August 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17


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27 August 1914

Stokes Bay to Portsmouth Harbour

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

9.30am: 1 Chief Stoker joined ship from RN Barracks.

10.15am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite for proceeding up harbour.

11.20am: Stopped - secured to No. 9 Buoy Portsmouth.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 9pm. Received on board 3 War Heads & Engineers Stores (oil).


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28 August 1914

Portsmouth

Lat 50.81, Long -1.11

am: Hands employed painting upper deck and hull.

pm: Received on board 3 18" Torpedoes.

1.30pm: Leave to watch till 9pm.


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29 August 1914

Portsmouth Harbour to Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

8.10am: Coal lighters came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.30am: Finished coaling. Received 65 tons.

11.00am: Slipped from No. 9 Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.50am: Stopped.

11.53am: Let go port anchor in Stokes Bay.

5.30pm: Exchanged 2 3 pounder gun mountings.


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30 August 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

5.15pm: Ammunition lighter arrived alongside. Received on board 115 rounds 4" shrapnel.


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31 August 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

am&pm: Hands employed painting upper deck & ships side.

2.00pm: Exchanged 1 18" Torpedo.

6.20pm: Received 3 boxes & spare parts Maxim Gun.



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

7.00am: Received on board 2 3 pounder guns.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.50am: Secured.

2.30pm: Lost overboard by accident Brushes Paint 4 in no.


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2 September 1914

Stokes Bay

Lat 50.78, Long -1.17

am: Exercised Guns Crews at Divisonal Drill.

2.45pm: Ammunition lighter arrived alongside. Received on board 130 4" shrapnel & 3 gun mountings (aerial 3 pounder). Returned 15 boxes 4" ammunition.


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3 September 1914

Stokes Bay to Portland

Lat 50.5, Long -1.2 [Estimate – St. Catherine’s Deep is off South Coast of Isle of Wight]

9.30am: Weighed anchor - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour by swept channel.

9.55am: Warner Light Ship abeam 1 cable.

10.35am: Cleared swept channel.

11.30am: Arrived off St. Catherines Deep. Stopped engines.

11.55am: Course & speed as requisite to take up station 2 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

12.15pm: Arrived in station.

1.45pm: Commenced Tactical Exercises - Topaze acting independently - course & speed as requisite for keeping ahead of fleet.

3.44pm: Finished Tactical Exercises - course & speed as requisite for taking station 1 mile ahead of fleet.

4.10pm: Course as requisite for proceeding into Portland by North Ship Channel.

4.30pm: Stopped.

4.40pm: Secured alongside Inner Coaling Wharf - Portland.

5.30pm: Commenced coaling.

6.25pm: Finished coaling - received 60 tons.

6.40pm: Slipped from Coaling Wharf & proceeded to A3 buoy.

7.20pm: Secured to A3 Buoy Portland.


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4 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

12.30pm: Special leave to Watch till 7.30am.


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5 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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6 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.15pm: 1 Stoker rejoined from HMS Vengeance.


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7 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

10.30am: Received Steam Cutter back from being laid up.

1.00pm: Leave to watch till 6pm.


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8 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.00am: Landed every availbale man for route march - in 3 Companies.

11.45am: Landing Party returned on board.

2.00pm: Received on board Paymasters stores from SS Baralong - Store ship.


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9 September 1914

Portland to Sea for firing

Lat 50.3, Long -1.4 [Bgs]

6.20am: Slipped from A3 Buoy - Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour by cleared channel.

7.15am: Shambles Light Vessel west 5 cables.

9.30am: Course & speed as requisite for carrying out Target Practice at Target towed by HMS Diamond.

10.00am: Commenced Practice.

10.45am: Finished firing - course & speed as requisite for taking over Target from HMS Diamond.

12.30pm: Secured target on board Topaze.

12.50pm: Veered Target – proceeded.

2.30pm: Stopped - shortened length of tow to 100 fathoms.

2.40pm: Proceeded.

4.15pm: Sighted Shambles Light Ship NW.

4.35pm: Course as requisite for swept channel and North Ship Channel.

5.50pm: Stopped. Secured to No. 3 buoy.

8.53pm: Slipped from No. 3 buoy.

9.05pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite out of Eastern Channel.

9.15pm: Cleared Eastern Channel.

10.30pm: Keeping station 2 cables astern of HMS Proserpine to take up station 1 mile on port beam of HMS Lord Nelson.


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10 September 1914

Patrolling in English Channel

Lat 50.7, Long 0.9 [Bgs]

0.10am: St. Catherines Light abeam 10 miles.

4.55am: Sighted Royal Sovereign Light N66E.

5.12am: Beachy Head Light abeam. Royal Sovereign Light N54E.

8.56am: Dungeness Light abeam 3½ miles.

10.00am: Topaze took station 3 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

10.15am: Exercised Fleet Tactics. Course as requisite for preserving bearing & distance from flag.

12.35pm: Finished Tactics.

12.55pm: Course as requisite to get 3 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

2.10pm: HMS London rejoined fleet.

2.30pm: Exercised Fleet Tactics course as requisite to preserve bearing and distance.

5.00pm: Finished manoeuvres.

6.00pm: Stationed 3 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson and Battle Fleet.

8.00pm: Owers Light N53W. St. Catherines Light N66W.


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11 September 1914

Patrolling in the English Channel & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.12am: St. Catherines Light abeam 13 miles.

4.22am: Sighted Portland Bill N61W.

4.28am: Anvil Point abeam 7 miles.

4.43am: Sighted Shambles Light.

5.30am: Course as requisite for Portland.

6.10am: Passed thro’ North Ship Channel.

6.30am: Stopped.

6.35am: Secured alongside Inner Pier Coaling Wharf Portland.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling - received 138 tons.

11.05am: Slipped from Coaling Jetty - Proceeded course & speed as requisite.

11.25am: Secured to No. 3 buoy Portland.


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12 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Special leave to watch till 6pm. Hands make & mend clothes.


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13 September 1914

Portland to Sea - patrolling

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

4.40pm: Cherbourg came alongside with ammunition.

6.36pm: Slipped from A3 Buoy - proceeded course and speed as requisite for North Ship Channel and Swept Channel.

7.20pm: Cleared Swept Channel.

pm: Patrolling between St. Albans Head and Shambles Light Vessel.


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14 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -2.2 [Bgs]

am: Heavy Westerly gale blowing - choppy sea.

5.10pm: Course as requisite for closing SS Pegli (Italian).


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15 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -2.2 [Bgs]

am: Patrolling between St Albans Head & Shambles Light Vessel.

5.12am: Course & speed as requisite for closing SS Granton.

7.45am: Shambles Light Vessel abeam 4 cables.

8.35am: Course & speed as requisite for closing SS Brentwood.

9.30am: Course & speed as requisite for closing SS's John Payne and Marenci [?? Marere??].

10.35am: Dropped target. Course & speed as requisite for firing 1" aiming tube at target.

11.30am: Finished firing course & speed as requisite for closing Cymric [SS Cymric?] and Slateford[?].

Noon: Course & speed as requisite exercising break down of steering gear.

1.11pm: Course & speed as requisite to pick up target.

1.20pm: Course as requisite to intercept Dutch Steamer Osterdijk. [Oosterdijk?]

2.30pm: Sighted 2 French Torpedo boats.

2.35pm: Fired 1 round 4" across Dutch Steamers bows.

3.00pm: Stopped - lowered boat & boarded French TB Garbon.

3.35pm: Proceeded course back to patrol line.

5.20pm: Arrived on Patrol line.

6.15pm: Course & speed as requisite closing Empress.

7.50pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing ship.

9.57pm: Course as requisite for closing steamer.


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16 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea & at Portland

Lat 50.5, Long -2.2 [Bgs]

4.15am: Course & speed as requisite for closing HMS Meredith.

6.45am: Course & speed as requisite for closing HMS Idaho.

8.10am: Altered course to close sailing ship.

10.20am: Course & speed as requisite for closing Rogaland.

11.55am: Course as requisite for entering Portland by Swept Channel.

12.35pm: Stopped.

12.45pm: Secured alongside Inner Coaling Wharf Portland.

2.20pm: Commenced coaling.

1.45pm: 3 absentees rejoined ship from HMS Agamemnon.

4.30pm: Finished coaling - received 147 tons.

5.40pm: Cast off from Inner Coaling Pier & secured to A3 Buoy Portland.


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17 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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18 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.15am: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

10.45am: Landing Party returned to ship.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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19 September 1914

Portland to Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -2.3 [Bgs]

6.45am: Coaling Lighter came alongside - Commenced coaling.

7.40am: Finished coaling - Received 22 tons.

9.20am: Slipped from A3 Buoy – Proceeded course as requisite for leaving Portland by North Channel & Swept Channel.

10.30am: Stopped - took over Patrol from HMS Diamond.

10.45am: Proceeded.

11.20am: Course & speed as requisite for closing SS Saba.

2.50pm: Course as requisite for closing SS Sanda.


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20 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -2.2 [Bgs]

4.20am: Course & speed as requisite for closing SS Miranda.

2.20pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing No. 7 Collier Swift.

9.50pm: Course & speed as requisite to overhaul small schooner.

10.00pm: Resumed course & speed.


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21 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -2.1 [Bgs]

4.10am: Sighted Shambles N63W.

7.45am: Course & speed as requisite for joining up with 5th Battle Squadron.

8.15am: Took station 1 mile astern of HMS Formidable.

9.25am: Stopped - took over target from HMS Agamemnon.

9.40am: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 1 mile astern of HMS Formidable.

10.00am: Target carried away. Closed target. Stopped & repaired it.

10.40am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for towing target for HMS Agamemnon firing 12 pounder & sub-calibre guns.

12.46pm: Stopped engines.

1.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 1 mile astern of HMS Formidable.

2.30pm: In station - course & speed as requisite towing target for HMS Agamemnon.

3.07pm: HMS Agamemnon finshed firing - Stopped hauled in Target & sent in to Agamemnon.

3.45pm: Proceeded course as requisite to take station as special repeating ship on starboard beam of Fleet.

5.00pm: Parted Company with Fleet off Shambles. Closed and boarded Sailing Barque Gold~~~ of Hamburg[?].

6.10pm: Proceeded.

8.50pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing Swedish Schooner Eros.


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22 September 1914

[Patrolling & at Portland]

Lat 50.5, Long -2.3 [Bgs]

0.50am: Course & speed to intercept SS Zenobia.

1.00am: Resumed patrol.

9.55am: Exercised General Quarters.

Noon: HMS Diamond proceeding out of harbour.

12.15pm: Stopped - Turned over Patrol to HMS Diamond.

12.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Portland.

1.20pm: Stopped – secured alongside Inner Coaling Wharf.

1.55pm: Commenced coaling.

3.50pm: Finished coaling received 124 tons.

4.50pm: Cast off from Inner Coaling Wharf & proceeded to A3 Buoy.

5.15pm: Secured to A3 Buoy.


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23 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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24 September 1914

Portland to Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.40pm: Slipped from A3 Buoy - proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Portland.

2.25pm: Stopped. Took over Patrol from HMS Diamond.

2.40pm: Shambles Light Vessel SW 3 cables.

2.50pm: Passed HMS Implacable.

3.50pm: Course as requisite to close armed yacht Catania.

pm: Course & speed as requisite for closing several steamers.

7.14pm: Shambles abeam.

pm: Patrolling between St. Albans Head and Shambles Light Vessel.


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25 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -2.2 [Estimate between St. Albans Head and Shambles]

am: Patrolling between St. Albans Head and Shambles Light Vessel.

4.22am: Shambles Light Vessel North.

5.45am: Course & speed as requisite for closing French Trawler, Mon Pasteur.

7.15am: Course as requisite for closing steamer.

9.00am: Course as requisite to examine French Barque and SS Manningtry.

9.45am: Stopped. Lowered seaboat & boarded Manningtry - Brixham to London.

10.15am: Proceeded course as requisite to close SS Rathlin.

11.40am: Course as requisite to examine SS Wilis.

12.10pm: Stopped - Lowered sea boat - boarded and examined SS Wilis.

12.40pm: Proceeded.

12.55pm: Proceeded course as requisite for closing HMS Diamond.

2.00pm: Closed HMS Diamond to 3 cables.

2.30pm: Stopped - Dropped target.

2.50pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for carrying out 3 pounder & 1" aiming rifle at Target towed by Diamond.

3.45pm: Finished firing - hauled in target. Stopped. Hoved[?] engines as requisite for maintaining position.

5.15pm: Proceeded course as requisite for taking station 1½ miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

5.30pm: Arrived in station.

6.30pm: Columns opened out to 3 miles Ships in column to 4 cables.

7.55pm: St. Catherines Light N67E.


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26 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.6, Long 0.4 [Estimate of location at 6am from location of Royal Sovereign Lightship]

0.10am: Owers Light Vessel abeam 11.5 miles.

am: Stationed 1½ miles ahead of flag.

5.04am: Beachy Head abeam.

6.00am: Royal Sovereign Light abeam 4 miles.

7.00am: Assumed No. 1 Organistation - 3 columns in line ahead - disposed abeam to starboard.

9.00am: Exercised Fleet Tactics - course as requisite to take station as repeating ship on Port beam.

10.36am: Finished Manoeuvres.

11.34am: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 1 mile on Port bow of Flag.

12.17pm: Arrived in station 1 mile on bow of Flag.

12.22pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 2 miles on Port bow.

12.35pm: Arrived in station.

2.30pm: Exercised Fleet Tactics - course as requisite for Repeating Ship duties.

4.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for taking station 2 miles on Port bow of Flag.

4.50pm: Arrived in station.

6.30pm: Columns opened out to 3 miles Ships in Column to 4 cables.

pm: Keeping Station 2 miles on Port bow of HMS Lord Nelson.


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27 September 1914

Patrolling at Sea & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Keeping station 2 miles on port bow of Flag.

4.46am: Anvil point abeam.

5.00am: Sighted Portland High Light N45W. Course & speed as requisite for closing fleet.

5.40am: Arrived in station.

6.10am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

7.00am: Stopped - Secured to A3 Buoy Portland.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7pm.


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28 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

10.09[?]am: Coaling Lighter came alongside.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Finished coaling - Received 126 tons.

2.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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29 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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30 September 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Aired bedding.

3.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.15am: Landed every available man for route march.

11.00am: Landing Party returned on board.

pm: Hands to make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.


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2 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Guns crews at Loader drill.

2.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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3 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.

2.30pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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4 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.


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5 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.20am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.00am: Gunners & Engineers store party landed in Dockyard.

8.15am: Finished coaling - Received 69 tons.


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6 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.00am: Received 5 cases 3 pounder ammunition.

am: Tubes crews employed testing tubes & loading drill.

pm: Guns crews to loader drill.


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7 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Gunners party demounting 3 pounder guns.

4.00pm: Sent 1 Prisoner to HMS Venerable for cell punishment.


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8 October 1914

Portland to Patrolling at Sea

Lat 50.3, Long -2.9 [Rough estimate from distance and direction travelled between leaving harbour and noon]

7.35am: Slipped from A3 Buoy. Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.45am: Stopped.

10.25am: Proceeded - keeping astern of Battle Fleet during sub-calibre practice.

12.05pm: Took station 2 cables astern of HMS Implacable.

12.50pm: In station.

1.15pm: Exercised Test of range finders.

2.15pm: Exercised Fleet manoeuvres. Course as requisite for keeping station as special repeating ship.

4.30pm: Finished manoeuvres. Took station 1 mile ahead of Battle Fleet.

5.00pm: Arrived in station.

5.25pm: Course as requisite for proceeding into harbour.

5.50pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

6.00pm: Stopped – Secured to A3 Buoy Portland.


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9 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Landed Engineers Dockyard Party – Seamanship Training class at instruction – Remainder of hands dismounting 3 pounder guns.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.

4.30pm: Received 4 boxes 3 pounder plugged shot.


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10 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Leave to Boys till 6.30pm.


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11 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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12 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.20am: Coaling Lighter came alongside.

6.40am: Commenced coaling.

7.30am: Finished coaling - Received 48 tons.


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13 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes to instruction – Gun’s crews to Loader drill.


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14 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.20pm: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

3.30pm: Landing Parties returned on board.

4.50pm: 2 Petty Officer Telegraphists joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth.

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. [blank] Sent one prisoner to HMS Queen for Celll Punishment. 3 Boy Telegraphists joined ship.


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15 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.


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16 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Exercised Divers at monthly dip.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch & both watches of Boys.


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17 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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18 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

11.35am: One Stoker absentee returned on board.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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19 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.15am: Coal Lighter secured alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.25am: Finished coaling. Received 50 tons.


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20 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Secured.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers & Leading Seamen till 9pm.


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21 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.00am: Aired bedding.

12.45pm: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

2.30pm: Mr. Walls, Boatswain, joined ship.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers & Leading Seamen till 9pm.


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22 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Gun Layers employed at dotter. Landed non-swimmers for swimming instruction. [Dotter – training device to permit gunlayers to practice continuous aim]

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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23 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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24 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.00am: Mr. Clark Acting Mate[?] left ship for RN Barracks, Portsmouth.

4.10pm: 7 RNR Ratings (AB's) joined ship.


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25 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.15pm: 7 AB's left ship for RN Barracks, Portsmouth.

pm: Lost overboard by accident Boathook, 1 in no.


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26 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.05am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.05am: Finished coaling. Received 50 tons.

7.20am: Lighter left ship.

9.30am: Exercised all Gun Layer Ratings at periscope targets.

1.10pm: Engineer Lieut. Croker left ship for HMS Victory.

2.00pm: Special leave to Watch & part till 5pm.

3.00pm: Landed class of non-swimmers for instruction.


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27 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Exercised Gunnery & Torpedo training classes at instruction. Gun layers & sight setters at Dotter & Deflection teacher.

pm: Ordinary Seamen at sailing drill in Barge.

3.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers to 9pm.


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28 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

12.45pm: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

3.45pm: Landing Party returned.

5.15pm: 3 Boy Telegraphsts left for HMS Prince of Wales.

5.30pm: 2 Boy Telegraphists joined from HMS Prince of Wales.


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29 October 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Exercsied Gun layers at deflection teacher. Class of non-swimmers landed for instruction.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Read warrants no. 13 & 14. Discharged 1 prisoner to HMS Bulwark for cell punishment.


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30 October 1914

Portland to Sea for Firing & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44 [Location at 2pm]

8.32am: Slipped from No. 3 Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.25am: Took station astern of HMS Diamond. Diamond carried out full calibre practice.

10.40am: Diamond finshed firing. Course as requisite for firing at Target towed by Trawler.

12.15pm: Finished firing practice. Course as requisite for returning to harbour.

2.00pm: Stopped – secured to no. 3 buoy Portland.

9.45pm: Manned anti-aerial guns.


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31 October 1914

[Portland]

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.30am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

7.10am: Commenced coaling.

8.15am: Finished coaling - Received 58 tons.

9.00pm: Hands to anti aircraft night defence stations.



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 5pm. Petty Officers to 9pm.

10.00pm: Hands at anti aerial defence stations.


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2 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Torpedo, gunnery & sailmaking classes at instruction.

pm: Torpedo, gunnery, sailmaking & RNR training classes at instruction.

3.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers & Leading Seamen of Watch till 9pm.

5.00pm: 1 RNR AB joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth.

5.30pm: Mr Hargreaves – clerk left ship.


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3 November 1914

Portland to Sea & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Landed swimming class.

12.45pm: Slipped from Buoy – Turned ship.

1.20pm: Proceeded.

1.30pm: Course as requisite for taking station 1 mile on starboard bow of Flag.

2.10pm: Arrived in station.

3.59pm: St. Catherines Point abeam 6 miles.

5.35pm: Took station 1 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

7.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.30pm: Stopped - Secured to A3 Buoy Portland.

10.15pm: Coal Lighters came alongside.

10.20pm: Mr. Newton RNR ~~ joined ship.

10.45pm: Commenced coaling. Temperley whip parted on foremast hoist.


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4 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

0:35am: Finished coaling.

0:45am: Coal lighters left ship.

10.15am: Landed swimming class.

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 5pm – Petty Officers till 9pm.


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5 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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6 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.35am: Secured.

5.10pm: Read Warrant No. 15.


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7 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

9.30pm: Hands at anti aerial night defence guns.


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8 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

4.00pm: Working Party in Dockyard drawing winter clothing.


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9 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.30am: Lighters came alongside.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

8.25am: Finished coaling. Received 50 tons.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship from SS Baralong.

12.45pm: Provision Lighter came alongside from SS Baralong.


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10 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.00am: Landed swimming class.

pm: Guns crews at Loader.


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11 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.05am: Landed swimming class.


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12 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.05am: Landed swimming class.

11.30am: Engineer Lieut. Spalding joined ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.10pm: Lieut. Hardy joined ship.


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13 November 1914

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

pm: Gunnery training class & RNR men to instruction. Sailmakers party repairing boats’ covers.

2.15pm: Lieut. Curtis left ship to join HMS Manly.


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14 November 1914

Portland to Sheerness & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

5.00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 4" Quick Fire tompion.

10.05am: Coal Lighters came alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.20am: Finished coaling. Received 50 tons.

1.00pm: Leave for Petty Officers till 5pm.

8.30pm: Slipped from A3 Buoy – Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour by North Ship channel.

8.50pm: Cleared North Ship channel.

10.10pm: Anvil Point abeam.


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15 November 1914

Portland to Sheerness & at Sheerness

Lat 51.5, Long 1.1

1.30am: St. Catherines Point abeam 10.5 miles.

5.20am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam 10 miles.

6.05am: Sighted escorting destroyers (I Class) right ahead.

6.15am: Took station 4 cables astern of HMS London.

6.35am: Arrived in station.

9.00am: Arrived off entrance to Downs.

10.50am: Course as requisite for approaching Medway thro’ South Edinburgh Channel & Oaze Deep.

12.30pm: Crossed Sheerness Bar.

12.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Medway River.

1.15pm: Secured alongside Collier Pikepool.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling.

3.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 72 tons.

4.20pm: Slipped from collier – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for No. 23 Buoy.

4.40pm: Stopped – Secured to No. 23 Buoy Sheerness.


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16 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77


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17 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Gun Layers at Deflection Teacher – Guns crews to Loader drill.

11.00am: Gun Layers to 1st Aid lecture.

6.15pm: 1 ERA [Engine Room Artificer] & 1 RNR AB joined ship.


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18 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

3.15pm: Discharged 1 ERA & 1 Boy Telegraphist to HMS Pembroke.


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19 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.30am: Tug secured alongside.

8.10am: Slipped from No. 23 Buoy – Proceeded in tow of tug alongside Collier Ingleside at No. 14 Buoy.

8.50am: Secured ship.

9.05am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling – Received 48 tons.

10.30am: Slipped from Ingleside – Proceeded.

11.00am: Stopped – Secured to No. 23 Buoy.


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20 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Guns crews to Loader drill.


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21 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77


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22 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77


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23 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.10am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.35am: Finished coaling – Received 50 tons.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 9pm.


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24 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.00am: Landed Engineers & Gunners Dockyard parties.

6.30pm: Leave for Petty Officers till 9pm.


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25 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

11.00am: Landed Engineers Dockyard parties.

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 2.30pm.


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26 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.55am: Observed explosion towards Kethole Reach near 17 Buoy. [HMS Bulwark completely destroyed by explosion]

9.30am: Landing party - every available man left ship in HMS Spey.

11.00am: Landing party returned to ship.

12.30pm: Landed every available man for route march in HMS Spey.

3.40pm: Landing Party returned aboard.


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27 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.00am: Coal Lighters came alongside.

8.35am: Commenced coaling.

9.40am: Finished coaling – Received 48 tons.

pm: Landed Engineers Dockyard party.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6pm.


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28 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 5pm. Hands make & mend clothes.


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29 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6pm.


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30 November 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Guns crews to Loader drill.

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6pm.

5.30pm: Lost overboard by accident Lamps Stearing White, 1 in no.



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.50am: Secured.

12.45pm: Paid monthly payments.


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2 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.05am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.20am: Finished coaling. Received 52 tons.

9.30am: Coaling lighter left ship.


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3 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Exercised Gun Layers at swinging target.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30pm.

9.00pm: Lost overboard from Steam Cutter by accident Fenders Canvas 2 in no.


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4 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.35am: Secured – Seamanship & RNR men to instruction – Guns crews at Loader drill.

4.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30.


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5 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

11.00am: Lost overboard by accident 1 Tompion Brass for 4” Quick Fire Gun.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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6 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

2.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30.


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7 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Guns crews to Loader. Seamanship & RNR men to Instruction.

1.00pm: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

4.45pm: Landing party returned aboard.

5.00pm: Leave for Petty Officers till 6.30pm.


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8 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.40am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.05am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Finished coaling – Received 48 tons.

pm: Dockyard Parties returning stores.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30pm.


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9 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Exercised Guns crews at Divisional drill – Gunlayers at Deflection teacher. RNR & Seamanship training classes to instruction.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30.


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10 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 9pm.


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11 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

pm: Hands employed refitting Magazine whips.

5.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 9pm.


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12 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 4.30pm.


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13 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 5pm.


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14 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.55am: Coaling Lighter came alongside.

10.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Finished coaling – Received [blank] tons.

12.45pm: Landed every available man for route march in HMS Pembroke.

3.45pm: Landing party returned.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6pm.


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15 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.35am: Gunlayers at instruction at Laying Teacher. Gun’s crew at Loader drill. Seamanship training class to instructions.

1.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30pm.

pm: Gunners party refitting shell room whips.


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16 December 1914

Sheerness to Sea & at Sheerness

Lat 51.5, Long 1.0 [Bgs]

8.15am: Slipped from Buoy. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.45am: Took up station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson. Course & speed as requisite for Black Deep.

10.15am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.40am: Turned 16 points to Port together. Course as requisite for Outer Bar Buoy.

11.40am: Took station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

1.20pm: Passed Sheerness Outer Bar buoy. Course & speed as requisite for Medway.

1.55pm: Stopped. Secured to No. 23 Buoy Sheerness.


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17 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.35am: Seamanship & RNR Training classes to instructions. Exercised Divisional Drill with Guns crews.

10.05am: Manned & lowered lifeboat. Picked up man overboard.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30pm.


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18 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.15am: Coaling Lighter came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Finished coaling. Received 47 tons.

10.00am: Coaling Lighter left ship.

2.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30.


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19 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

3.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6.30pm.


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20 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.40am: Sent Roman Catholic church party to HMS Apollo.

5.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 9pm.


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21 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.30am: Exercised Divers at Monthly dip.

pm: Seamanship, gunnery & RNR training classes at instructions. Exercised Ordinary Seamen at boat pulling.

4.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 8pm.


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22 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.00am: Read stations for abandon ship.

pm: Gunnery, Seamanship & RNR training classes at instruction.


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23 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Secured.

1.30pm: Gunnery class dismounting 4” guns.


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24 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.50am: Coaling lighter secured alongside.

8.25am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Sent landing party (40 men) to Grain Island for route march.

9.25am: Finished coaling. Received 55 tons.

11.00am: Landing party returned.


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25 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.25am: Divine Service.

10.25am: Hands mustered by Open List to receive Princess Mary's present. [A fund had been set up by Princess Mary to provide a gift box for every sailor and soldier]

12.25pm: Heard gun firing near entrance.

12.30pm: Observed German Aeroplane at great height to Eastward flying WNW. - Manned anti aerial guns.

12.45pm: Secured.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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26 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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27 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77


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28 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters – Divisional drill & control drill exercised.

10.35am: Secured.

pm: Landed Carpenters & Engineers dockyard parties.


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29 December 1914

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am&pm: Hands employed refitting rigging & setting up shrouds.

pm: Guns crews to Loader drill.


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30 December 1914

Sheerness to the English Channel

Lat 51.5, Long 1.4 [Bgs]

9.30am: Slipped – proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Sheerness.

10.05am: Passed outer Bar buoy – Course as requisite for South Edinburgh & Tongue.

11.30am: Passed thro’ South Edinburgh Channel. Course as requisite for Downs passage.

Noon: Took station 2 miles ahead of HMS Lord Nelson

1.15pm: Passed thro’ Downs.

1.55pm: South Foreland Light House abeam 2 miles.

2.30pm: Escorting Destroyers parted company.

2.40pm: Took Station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

3.55pm: Dungeness Light House abeam 3 miles.

4.30pm: Took station 1 mile astern of HMS Formidable.

4.45pm: Arrived in station.

5.28pm: No. 9 Light abeam 3 miles.

8.25pm: No. 8 Light Ship abeam 2 miles.


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31 December 1914

Sheerness to English Channel

Lat 50.2, Long -2.5 [Bgs]

2.00am: St. Catherines Light abeam 7.3 miles.

7.10am: Took station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

8.20am: Arrived in station. Course as requisite zig zagging 2 points each side of West.

9.30am: Commenced tactics. Course as requisite for keeping station on Battle Fleet during manoeuvres.

11.30am: Finished tactics. Course as requisite for zig zagging 2 points each side of West.

1.30pm: Commenced manoeurvres. Course as requisite for keeping station on Battle Fleet as repeating ship. Exercised guns crews at repelling torpedo attack.

3.00pm: Finished manoeurvres. Course as requisite to station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

4.10pm: Arrived in station.

4.50pm: Took station astern of Battle Fleet 1 mile.

11.35pm: Portland Bill Light abeam 15 miles.



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Patrolling in the Channel & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Position 1 mile astern of HMS Formidable.

2.20am: Observed explosion Starboard side HMS Formidable - who fell out of line to port. Course & speed as requisite to stand by Formidable.

2.55am: Observed large volume black smoke from Formidable - Communicating with her.

3.10am: Closed Formidable - observed several boats & men in water. Stopped - let go both lifebuoys & received on board 43 men from water & boats.

3.18am: Proceeded 130 revs. Hands to action stations. Course as requisite to intercept strange vessel.

3.45am: Communicated with stranger - ordered her to stand by Formidable. Closed Formidable.

4.15am: Stopped. Informed by Capt. of Formidable of presence of submarine.

4.18am: Proceeded full speed (150 revs.) to intercept 2nd strange steamer.

4.25am: Communicating with her. Hove her to & tried to hail her.

4.30am: Heard Minute guns fired from Formidable.

4.38am: Firing ceased.

4.40am: Cruised round in vicinity of place where Formidable last seen, altering course every 5 minutes 120 revs.

5.50am: Sighted HMS Diamond. Cruised round looking for Diamond’s boat & for survivors. Southerly wind now hurricane force & very heavy sea running.

8.15am: Abandoned search.

9.20am: Lost overboard in heavy seas. 1 30ft Cutter No. 3483 - Chatham with seaboats fittings complete.

9.25am: Hove to on southerly course - Both top gallant masts carried away - taking wireless aerials with them.

9.45am: Resumed course east.

10.15am: Sighted Portland Bill Light N10W. Course as requisite for entering Portland.

11.20am: Passed thro’ North Ship Channel.

11.35am: Stopped. Let go starboard anchor in CI Berth.

1.30pm: Hands employed clearing away wreckage of masts & stowing ammunition.

3.00pm: Weighed & proceeded course as requisite for No. A3 Buoy.

4.00pm: Secured to A3 Buoy Portland.


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2 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.45am: Rove slip rope.

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded course & speed as requisite alongside Coaling Wharf.

7.55am: Secured alongside Coaling Wharf.

9.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.50am: Finished coaling - Received 170 tons.

12.15pm: Slipped from Coaling Jetty. Proceeded to A3 Buoy.

12.50pm: Secured to A3 Buoy.

8.45pm: Received 16 cases of ammunition from SS Barralong.


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3 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 4pm.


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4 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.40am: General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured – Gunnery training classes to instruction dismounting 4” guns. Seamanship training class to instructions. Remainder of Hands aloft refitting top masts.

pm: Seamanship, Gunnery & RNR training classes at instruction. Remainder of Hands refitting top masts. Received 2 Kisbie Lifebuoys from Dockyard to replace 2 lost overboard on Jan 1st. Leave to part of Watch till 4pm.


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5 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: General Quarters – Exercised Control drill & divisional drill. Hands employed netting up topmast rigging & as requisite.

pm: Seamanship class boat sailing. Remainder of Hands fitting jumping ladders & as requisite.


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6 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: General Quarters – Exercised Control & divisional drill.

10.30am: Secured.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch to 4pm.


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7 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: General Quarters – Exercised Control & divisional drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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8 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: General Quarters – Exercised Control & divisional drill. Guns crews to Loader drill.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch to 4pm.

5.15pm: 2 Boy Telegraphists joined ship from RN Barracks – Portsmouth.


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9 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.40am: Discharged 2 Chief Petty Officers RNR Telegraphists to RN Barracks Portsmouth.

8.25am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Finished coaling - Received 64 tons.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch to 4pm.


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10 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.30pm.


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11 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.30am: Landed party without arms for Route March.

11.30am: Landing Party returned.

1.00pm: Leave for part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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12 January 1915

Portland [Location entered as Portsmouth]

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

1.00pm: Leave for part of Watch till 4.45pm.

1.30pm: Exercised General Collision Stations & Out mat.

2.00pm: Returned gear. Exercised Boats crews at sailing instruction. Gunnery, Seamanship & RNR Training classes at instruction.


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13 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters – Control drill & divisional drill.

10.30am: Secured.

1.30pm: Leave for part of Watch till 4.45pm.

1.30pm: Exercised Fire Stations.

1.55pm: Secured. Training classes to instruction & sailing instruction. Remainder dismounting guns.


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14 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.25am: Landed Engineers & Carpenters Dockyard party.

9.35am: Exercised Night Defence Stations – tested Connecting & Control.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

1.30pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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15 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters, Control Party & divisional drill. Gunlayers to Deflection teacher. Remainder of Hands refitting boat falls & as requisite.

1.30pm: Read Stations for Out Bower Anchor.

11.45pm: Set anchor watch. [Wind force at midnight 5-6]


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16 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.20am: Coaling Lighter came alongside.

8.05am: Commenced coaling.

8.55am: Finished coaling - received 52 tons.

9.05am: Coal Lighter left ship.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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17 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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18 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident Brushes - Paint 1 in no.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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19 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.00am: Rigged Diving boat.

am: Exercised Divers at Monthly dip. Gunlayers, sightsetters to Deflection teacher & Dotter. Guns crews at Divisional drill.

2.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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20 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Guns crews at Divisional drill.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm. Training classes to instruction. Remainder of Hands oiling over wires & as generally requisite.

5.15pm: Two ABs & 1 Stoker joined ship from RN Depot Portsmouth.


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21 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.20am: Discharged 2 AB's & 1 Stoker to RN Barracks Portsmouth. Divers diving to clear port propeller shaft.

8.40am: Landed every available man without arms for route march.

11.20am: Landing Party returned.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.

3.30pm: Lost overboard by accident 1 slip, bottle screw 5”.


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22 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Exercised General Quarters & Divisional drill.

10.20am: Secured.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.

pm: Ammunition parties at drill.


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23 January 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

2.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.

11.30pm: Night Defence stations.


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24 January 1915

Portland to Sea

Lat 49.2, Long -5.1 [Obs]

Midnight: Slipped from A3 Buoy - Proceeded.

0.15am: Passed thro’ North Channel.

1.00am: Shambles Light WbyN.

8.40am: Commenced zig zagging 2 points either side of S74W altering course every 15 minutes.

10.15am: Took station 2 points on Port bow of HMS Lord Nelson 1 mile.

12.45pm: Commenced Zig Zagging 2 points each side of SW.

5.30pm: Ceased to Zigzag - Took station 1 mile ahead of Flag.


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25 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 46.9, Long -4.8 [Obs]

8.00am: Flagship stopped - Fleet spread for firing practice.

8.35am: Stopped – Hoisted out target.

8.55am: Proceeded.

9.15am: Towing target as requisite for HMS Diamond firing 1" aiming rifle & 3 pounder.

11.20am: HMS Diamond finished firing. Stopped. Hauled in target.

11.45am: Commenced firing at target towed by HMS Diamond.

pm: Carrying out firing from 3 pounder & 1" aiming tubes at target towed by Diamond.

3.15pm: Finished firing. Stopped – Diamond hauled in target.

3.30pm: Proceeded.

5.00pm: Took station ahead of Flag 5 miles.

5.35pm: Stopped – Dropped target.

5.50pm: Proceeded.

9.15pm: Stopped – Hauled out of line & hauled in target.

9.30pm: Course & speed as requisite to take station 1 mile astern of HMS Cornwallis.


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26 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 45.0, Long -4.1 [Obs]

2.00am: HMS Diamond rejoined from examining merchant ships.

7.30am: Fleet spread for firing practice.

9.20am: HMS Diamond stopped & veered target. Course & speed as requisite for carrying out firing practice with 4” full calibre.

11.15am: Finished firing.

11.30am: Stopped – Hoisted out target.

11.45am: Proceeded.

12.30pm: Course as requisite towing target for HMS Diamond.

2.20pm: HMS Diamond finished firing.

3.30pm: Stopped - hauled in target.

3.55pm: proceeded to rejoin fleet.

4.20pm: Sighted fleet right ahead.

4.50pm: Course as requisite to take station 1 mile ahead of Fleet.

6.00pm: Arrived in station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.


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27 January 1915

Sea to Quiberon Bay

Lat 47.5, Long -3.0

4.55am: Sighted Belle Isle Light N32E.

6.40am: Kerdonis Light N30E.

7.55am: Course & speed as requisite to take station astern of HMS Cornwallis.

8.10am: Arrived in station.

8.30am: Grand Cardinaux Light abeam 1.5 mile. Course as requisite for Quiberon Bay.

9.25am: Took station 2 cables astern of HMS Agamemnon.

9.40am: In station. Course as requisite for anchorage.

10.02am: Stopped - let go Starboard anchor in Quiberon Bay. Anchorage bearings La Teignouse Light S30W, St Julien Ch.[urch?] S82W.

7.00pm: Collier Bickley came alongside. Rigged coaling gear. Collier rolling heavily to ESEly swell.

7.55pm: Smashed Port lower boom owing to swell.

9.00pm: Collier cast off from ship.


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28 January 1915

Quiberon Bay

Lat 47.5, Long -3.0

9.15am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course as requisite for taking up position as marking ship.

9.50am: Stopped.

9.53am: Let go Starboard anchor.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Ship being used as marking ship for elevation for long range firing.

4.15pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course as requisite to anchorage.

4.45pm: Stopped off HMS Queen – Sent Queens recording party to ship.

5.25pm: Proceeded course as requisite to anchoring.

5.45pm: Stopped. let go Starboard anchor.

6.15pm: Collier Bertley[?] secured alongside.

7.17pm: Commenced coaling.

11.45pm: Finished coaling – Received 257 tons.


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29 January 1915

Quiberon Bay

Lat 47.5, Long -3.0

0.10am: Cast off collier.

8.45am: Weighed & proceeded.

9.15am: Stopped - let go starboard anchor. Ship used as marking for elevation for squadron firing.

11.30am: Weighed & proceeded. Course as requisite for anchorage.

Noon: Stopped - let go starboard anchor.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.00pm: Night Defence stations.


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30 January 1915

Quiberon Bay to Sea

Lat 47.3, Long -2.8 [Bgs]

11.05am: Weighed starboard anchor.

11.10am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite to take station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

12.20pm: Grouguegues[?] Light House abeam 3 miles.

12.45pm: Took station 3 cables on bow (starboard) of Flag.

3.20pm: 2nd Division & HMS Diamond took station N52W 10 miles from Flag.

3.25pm: Course as requisite for taking station 5 miles ahead of Flag.

6.00pm: Night Defence stations.

8.20pm: Stopped - lowered Target.

9.50pm: Proceeded course & speed as requisite for towing target for 1st Division night firing.

10.12pm: Finished Practice. Stopped - hauled in target.

10.30pm: Course & speed as requisite to take station 2 cables astern of HMS Queen.


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31 January 1915

Quiberon Bay to Sea

Lat 47.8, Long -6.4 [Obs]

7.30am: Sighted 2nd Division on starboard beam.

9.30am: Course as requisite for taking station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

10.10am: In station.

10.45am: Sighted HMS London N48E.

11.35am: Course & speed as requisite to take station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

12.05pm: In station 1 mile ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

6.00pm: Night Defence stations.



On 1 February they start using monthly log books and repeat the log pages for 1 to 20 February. The below front pages for each day to the 20th are from both logs are shown above the transcription (monthly log second) with any differences noted.


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[Front page of log book split over 2 scanned pages]

[Signed] JN Tait Navigating Officer


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Distance run per hour

Knots

Coal expended for all purposes per hour

Tons

Distance run per ton of coal

Knots

Date when this information was obtained by actual experiment

At authorised power with natural draught = the unit

22.2

13.3

1.6

August 1913

“With all despatch” (the maximum power attainable for 24 hours) = 4/5 the unit

19.0

6.9

2.7

August 1913

“With despatch” (the maximum sea-going speed while the coal lasts) = 3/5 the unit

17.5

5.5

3.2

August 1913

“With moderate despatch” = 2/5 the unit

15.3

3.64

4.2

August 1913

“At ordinary speed” = 1/5 the unit

11.6

2.0

5.8

August 1913

“At most economical speed” = as determined by trial and in accordance with the varying conditions of wind and weather

11.6

2.0

5.8

August 1913


To The Rear Admiral, 5th Battle Squadron, HMS Queen

[Signed] WJ Law (Commander in command) 1st March 1915


HMS London

Submitted, observing that this copy of log has been examined and is correct as regards all questions relative to the Engine-room Department.

[Signed] W Juniper Engineer Captain [William Vey Juniper]


HMS Prince of Wales 16th March 1915

[Signed] A E[?] Bethell Vice Admiral Commanding Channel Fleet. [Alexander Edward Bethell]



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Quiberon Bay to Sea

Lat 48.6, Long -7.4 [DR]

am: Stationed 1 mile ahead of Flag.

8.00am: Course & speed as requisite to taking station 5 cables ahead of Flag.

9.25am: Stopped. Hoisted out Target.

9.45am: Proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for firing 1" aiming rifle at target towed by HMS Diamond.

11.40am: Finished practice. Stopped - hauled in target.

12.16pm: Proceeded. Stationed 1 mile ahead of Flag.


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2 February 1915

Quiberon Bay to Sea & at Portland

Lat 49.2, Long -4.7 [Lat Obs, Long DR]

am: Station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

8.20am: Altered course to take station on starboard bow of Flag at extreme visual distance.

9.40am: Course and speed as requisite to take station 5 cables ahead of Flag.

10.45am: In station. 8 Destroyers in company.

2.05pm: Stationed 4 cables ahead of HMS Lord Nelson.

4.45pm: Took station 1 mile ahead of Flag.

7.09pm: Sighted Portland High Light NE¾N.

7.42pm: Sighted Shambles Light N35E.

8.20pm: Course as requisite for entering Portland.

9.00pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

9.45pm: Secured to A2 Buoy, Portland.


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3 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.25am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

12.30pm: Finished coaling - recieved 299 tons. [From monthly log]

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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4 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.10am: Landed Gunners & Carpenters Dockyard Party.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.

pm: Drew new 32ft Cutter from Dockyard.


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5 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.30am: General leave to Watch till 8am Sunday. [It’s Friday]

8.20am: Lighter came alongside with Torpedoes. Hands employed returning Torpedoes and drawing new ones. Sent 1 shackle of cable to Dockyard.


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6 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Hands employed drawing Engineers, Carpenters & Gunners stores.


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7 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.30am: 1st Watch returned off leave. 2nd Watch proceeded on leave till 8am Tuesday. [It’s Sunday]


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8 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am&pm: Hands employed cleaning out boats, refitting whalers falls & picking up wire [rope in monthly log] & as generally requisite.

5.00pm: 1 RNR Telegraphist joined ship from HMS Lord Nelson.


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9 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

6.30am: 2nd Watch returned off leave.

am: Marine Detatchment preparing for inspection.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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10 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Inspection of Marine Detatchment. Guns crews to Divisional drill & Loader.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.


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11 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

4.30am: Landed patrol for returning Libertymen.

am: Hands employed clearing holds & scrubbing ships side – Refitting wires & as generally requisite. Gunlayers to [at in monthly log] Deflection Teacher.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 4.45pm.

2.00pm: Drew 1 shackle of Cable from Dockyard.

3.40pm: Provision Lighter came alongside.

4.00pm: 2 ABs joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth.

5.00pm: Read Warrants No. [blank]. Discharged 1 AB to HMS Prince of Wales & 2 to HMS Lord Nelson for cells. [word order from monthly log]

pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer Telegraphist to HMS Lord Nelson. 1 Leading Telegraphist joined ship from Lord Nelson. Hands employed striking down provisions.


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12 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters – Exercised Collision & Fire Stations. Exercised Control drill & Divisional drill. Gunlayers to swinging target.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 5pm.


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13 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

4.30am: Landed Patrol.

pm: Hands lake & mend clothes.

2.00pm: Raised steam for most economical speed.


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14 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

Chief Artificer Engineer Shephard was today absent without leave for 17 hours. He did not make every endeavour to return as soon as possible. (2) He has disregarded the orders issued by the V.A.C.F. [Vice Admiral Channel Fleet] No. 3820 dated 10th Jan '15 whereby he did not receive the instructions to return on board that were being issued by a Patrol. (3) He omitted to leave his address on board. [Signed] HE Shephard Ch. A. E.


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15 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.35am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.10am: Finished coaling. Received 79 tons. [From monthly log]


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16 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.35am: Hands to General Quarters. Exercised Control & Divisional drill.

10.15am: Secured.

pm: Dockyard party drawing stores from Dockyard. Remainder of Hands mustering bags – refitting & as requisite.

4.20pm: 1 RNR Stoker joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth.


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17 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Training classes at instruction. Remainder of Hands painting Torpedo flat & getting up ammunition.

10.15am: Discharged 3 Stoker Ratings to Hospital.

1.00pm: Landed swimming class. [party in monthly log]

5.15pm: 2 ratings joined ship from RN Barracks.


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18 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.10am: 2nd class Stokers to [away in monthly log] Boat Pulling Instruction.

11.00am: Ammunition steamer Eagle came alongside – Drew 4” service & practice ammunition.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 23.

7.45pm: 1 Private RMLI joined ship from Forton.


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19 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Hands to General Quarters. Exercised Control & Divisional Drill.

10.15am: Secured. Gunlayers to Deflection Teacher. Remainder of hands at Boat Pulling instruction & as requisite.

pm: Exercised all boats crews at pulling & sailing instruction.


[From 20th February to 26th March at around 1.30pm: Leave to part of watch till 5pm]


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20 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

Stopped in accordance with Admiralty Instructions [in first log book]


[The next 2 scanned pages appear to be random documents inserted in the first log book]


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NAVAL SIGNAL

From – Flag; To – General

Date – 29 ~~~; Time 9.15

Following received from Admiralty to all ships number 122 alterations in Harwich Approach contained in notice to mariners number 685 and 686 have been carried out. (2209)


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SECOND AND THIRD FLEETS SERIAL ORDERS - 30 May 1914


242. Edinburgh. Piershill Barracks out of bounds.

The local Military Barracks Authorities have requested that the Piershill Barracks, Edinburgh, may be put out of bounds for men of the Royal Navy between the date 8th May and 17th August, 1914, during which time the Barracks will be vacated for the training season.


243. Patrol orders. Weymouth and Portland.

1. Orders for the Portland and Weymouth patrols will be found hung up in the patrol houses. These orders are extracts from Article 498, Home Fleet Order Book, the necessary amendments to which will be made in due course.

2. Clause 10 of Article 498 is now to read :-

“Whenever leave is given, the Senior Officer will arrange for a small patrol to be landed in Portland daily.”

(First Fleet Temp. Memo 159[?])


244. Clyde. Area for practices and exercises of 9th Submarine Flotilla.

1. The area to shoreward of the line Ardrossan to Troon Rock has been allotted as an exercising ground for submarines stationed in the Clyde when they require to use it.

2. This area is consequently not to be used for the practices of ships or destroyers working in the Clyde, unless it has been ascertained previously from the senior officer of the submarine flotilla (“Pactolus”[Submarine depot ship]) that it is not required for submarines.

3. A notation to this effect should be made on the sunprint[?], showing the firing areas in the Firth of Clyde, circulated in my Memorandum No. 2942 of 16th February 1914.

(First Fleet Temp. Memo 161[?])


245. Documents of patients sent to hospital at Portland.

Cancel paragraph 5 of Article 471, Home Fleet Order Book (Alterations and Additions No. 1) and substitute:-

5. The usual documents required by the King’s Regulations are to accompany each patient to hospital. If any patient is left in hospital when his ship quits the port, his service certificate and a separate transfer list for each man are to be forwarded to the R.N. Barracks, Portsmouth. The transfer list is to contain the complete balance of pay calculated to date of ship sailing, and the men are to be shown as lent to “Victory”. In cases where these men receive payment from the depot, or are victualled in depot, they will entered on the depot’s books, and on their return to their proper ships a transfer list will accompany them. If they receive no payment and return direct to their ships, the transfer list received with them will be returned with a statement that they have not been victualled; their accounts are then to be reopened in their proper ships. While men in hospital are lent to the depot, they are to receive payments from the depot only.

This procedure is also to be carried out when patients are sent from Portland to Haslar for treatment, ships concerned being informed by Portland Hospital of such transfer.

(First Fleet Temp. Memo 167[?])

246. Anchorages on the North and West Coasts of Scotland.

1. Ships visiting anchorages on the North and West Coasts of Scotland, other than those mentioned in Article 64, Home Fleet Order Book, as amended by Serial Order No. 199, are to carry out the usual precautionary measures adopted whenever working on a small scale or incomplete chart, vide “Notes bearing on Navigation, Use of Charts, etc”, Articles 1 to 4.

2. Heavy draught ships are not to cross the ten fathom line in such anchorages, and are not to anchor in such a position that the ship can swing across the ten fathom line.

(First Fleet Temp. Memo 167[?])


CECIL BURNEY

Vice-Admiral


[Following pages are just in monthly log book]


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21 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.30pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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22 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Landed dental party.

11.45am: Dental party returned on board. 1 Foreman and 2 Fitters joined ship from Gun Wharf Portsmouth.

1.30pm: Landed swimming party.

3.20pm: Swimming party returned.

4.15pm: Four Stoker rating joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth.


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23 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.30am: Divers carrying out monthly dip.

9.30am: Dockyard party drawing stores. Gunnery training class to instruction. Gun layers to deflection teacher.

Noon: Discharged 1 RMLI and 1 AB to RN Hospital.

1.30pm: Landed swimming party.


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24 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

1.30pm: Landed swimming party.

3.00pm: Swimming party returned onboard.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 25.


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25 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.25am: Landed every available party for route march.

11.50pm: Landing parties returned.

1.30pm: Landed dental party. Hands make & mend clothes.

3.50pm: Dental party returned onboard.


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26 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.10am: Exercised General Quarters, divisional & control drill.

1.30pm: Exercised boats crews away boat sailing.


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27 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.25am: Landed every available man for route march.

11.50am: Landing party returned onboard.


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28 February 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.15am: Rear Admiral Thursby came onboard. [Cecil Fiennes Thursby]

10.30am: Divisions & inspection by Rear Admiral.

11.30am: Rear Admiral Thursby left ship.

5.00pm: Read warrant No. 26.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.40am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Finished coaling. Received 85 tons.

1.15pm: Paid monthly payment.

5.00pm: 1 Private RMLI & 1 Boy 1st Class joined from Portsmouth.


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2 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Seamanship & Torpedo training classes to instruction. A Group to Divisional drill. Landed Carpenter’s Dockyard Party.

pm: Landed Dental & Swimming Party & Engineers store party. Torpedo & Seamanship training classes to instructions.


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3 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Torpedo & Seamanship training classes to instructions.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 28.


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4 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.30am: Landed every available man without arms for route march.

11.40am: Landing Party returned.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 29.


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5 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Control & Divisional drill.

10.30am: Secured.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 30.


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6 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.30am: Landed all available men for route march without arms.

11.40am: Landing Parties returned on board.


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7 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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8 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.45am: Lighter for 3 pounder guns came alongside. Hands employed dismounting 3 pounder guns & transporting 3 pounder ammunition to lighter. Sent 6 3 pounder guns & ammunition to Dockyard.


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9 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Guns crews to Divisional drill & deflection teacher & dotter.


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10 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.30am: Provision lighter came alongside.

10.00am: Finished provisioning ship.


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11 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Guns crews to Divisional drill & Deflection teacher.

1.00pm: Landed Patrol. Hands make & mend clothes.


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12 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

10.00am: Out Collision Mat. Exercised Abandon ship.

10.30am: Secured.


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13 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.30am: Landed every available man for route march withouth arms.

11.30am: Landing Party returned.

8.15pm: Sailed HMS Queen and HMS Implacable.


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14 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44


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15 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.25am: Coal Lighters came alongside.

8.05am: Commenced coaling.

9.10am: Finished coaling. Received 72 tons.


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16 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: A & B Group guns crews to Divisional drill – Stokers & Marines to Boat Pulling instruction.


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17 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Y Group guns crews to Divisional drill.

pm: Seamanship & Torpedo Training classes to instructions.


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18 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.20am: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

11.40am: Landing Parties returned.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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19 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.20am: Landed every available man for route march without arms.

11.45am: Landing party returned.

6.00pm: Raised steam for full speed.

7.00pm: Banked fires. Steam at 4 hours notice.

9.35pm: Broke flag of Vice Admiral Bethell at Fore.


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20 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

2.30am: Sailed HMS Prince of Wales & HMS London.

9.15am: Landed Carpenters Dockyard Party.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 32.


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21 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

4.15am: Arrived & anchored HMS Foresight.


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22 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

am: Seamanship & Torpedo training classes to instruction. Landed Carpenters Dockyard Party.


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23 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Control & Divisional drill & Breakdown.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Seamanship & Torpedo training classes to instruction.


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24 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.25am: Landed all available men without arms for route march.

11.25am: Landing Party returned on board.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.55pm: Lieut. Frewen joined ship.


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25 March 1915

Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

7.00am: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course as requisite for trying engines.

7.35am: Stopped.

7.40am: Secured to Buoy. Let fires die out.

7.45am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.10am: Finished coaling - received 72 tons.

10.05am: Lieut. Hardy left ship.


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26 March 1915

Portland to Sheerness & at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.44

8.30am: Landed every available man for route march without arms. Exercised Divers at monthly dip.

11.40am: Landing party returned.

6.00pm: Prepared for sea, Lit fires in all boilers.

9.30pm: Slipped from A2 Buoy.

9.35pm: Proceeded.

9.45pm: Passed through North Ship Channel.

10.15pm: Shambles Light Vessel abeam.

11.20pm: Anvil Point Light abeam 9.5 miles.


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27 March 1915

Portland to Sheerness & at Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1.20am: St. Catherines Point Light abeam 10½ miles.

2.52am: Owers Light Vessel abeam 9 miles.

3.55am: Sighted Beachy Head Light NEbyN.

5.20am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam 9 miles.

7.15am: Dungeness Light House abeam 2½ miles.

7.50am: Folkestone Light abeam 2¼ miles. Course as requisite for Downs & Thames Estuary.

9.00am: Passed through Downs Passage - course as requisite for South Edinburgh Channel.

11.15am: Entered Medway River.

11.30am: Stopped - Secured to No. 23 Buoy Sheerness.

1.30pm: Collier Sunningdale came alongside.

2.20pm: Commenced coaling.

4.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 92 tons.


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28 March 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 8pm.


[From 29th March to 4th April at around 4pm: Leave to part of watch till 10pm]


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29 March 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Seamanship & Torpedo training class to instruction.

2.30pm: Port Watch proceeded on leave till 8am Friday morning. [It’s Monday]


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30 March 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.10am: Landed Engineers Dockyard party to draw stores. Gunners Party examining shell. Remainder refitting boats falls & as generally requisite.


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31 March 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Hands employed drawing Gunners & Carpenters stores in Dockyard.

pm: Hands employed stowing Gunners & Carpenters stores.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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2 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.20am: 1st Watch returned on board from Long Leave.

9.45am: Landed Roman Catholic Church Parties. [Good Friday]

10.00am: Landed Wesleyan[?] Church Parties.

10.05am: Held Divine Service.

2.20pm: 2 Wireless Telegrapher RNVR Ratings joined ship from HMS Russell.


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3 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. 2nd Watch proceeded on Leave till 8am Wednesday.


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4 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77


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5 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Marines Dockyard party drawing clothing.


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6 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

10.00am: Coal Lighter came alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: Finished coaling. Received 66 tons.

4.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 10pm.


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7 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.25am: 2nd Watch returned on board from 2nd leave.

pm: Gunners party working in magazines.

5.00pm: Read Warrants nos. 34 - 35 - 36. Leave to Watch till 8pm.


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8 April 1915

[Sheerness]

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

4.50am: HMS Russell, HMS Albermarle & HMS Diamond proceeded to sea.

am: Gunlayers to Deflector Teacher & Guns Crews to Loader & Dotter.

pm: Seamanship & Torpedo Training Classes to Instruction.

3.30pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 37


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9 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.30am: Sent dockyard party for provision lighter.

11.15am: Provisioning Lighter came alongside. Hands provisioning ship.

pm: Gunners' Magazine Party cleaning out Magaziness - Remainder of Hands provisioning ship.


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10 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement. Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 38.


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11 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.05am: One Boy Telegraphist joined ship.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.


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12 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

6.00am: Hands employed striking main Topmast and preparing for docking.

9.30am: Guns crews to Loader – Remainder of hands refitting & working main rigging screws.

10.40am: Housed Main Topmast & set up rigging.

3.30pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.

4.45pm: Read Warrants No. 39 & 40.


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13 April 1915

Sheerness [to Chatham]

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

6.50am: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for proceeding to Chatham.

8.30am: Entered North Lock Chatham.

9.30am: Proceeded under No. 1 Crane.

10.30am: Lifted out main mast.

11.15am: Proceeded through 1, 2, 3 Basins.

Noon: Docked in No. 5 Dock Chatham.

pm: Hands employed refitting rigging oiling and reeling up wire hawsers.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 41. Leave to Port Watch till 7am.


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14 April 1915

No. 5 Dock Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

6.00am: Hands employed getting up cable from deck & polishing propellers.

9.00am: Hands employed returning & drawing stores, getting in cable.

9.30am: Commenced flooding No. 5 Dock.

10.45am: Left No. 5 Dock & proceeded thro' 1 & 2 Basins.

11.15am: Secured alongside No. 1 Crane No. 3 Basin.

pm: New Main Lower Mast placed on board by No. 1 Crane. Hands employed rigging main mast & maintop mast. Gunners & Boatswain’s store parties in Dockyard.

5.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Exercised Fire Stations.


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15 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

6.00am: Hands employed shifting ship to Westward & clearing up decks.

9.00am: Dockyard store parties drawing stores. Remainder of hands setting up maintop mast rigging & blacking down aloft.

5.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm. Excercised Fire Stations – Correct.


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16 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

5.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm. Excercised Fire Stations – Correct.


[From 17th to 26th April at around 5pm: Leave to part of watch till 7am and Exercised Fire Stations]


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17 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed lowering cable into lighter for survey – drawing stores & as requisite.

1.00pm: Gave special leave to Starboard Watch till noon Wednesday [It’s Saturday]. Port Watch employed lowering cable into Lighter for survey.


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18 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

6.45pm: Watch working about cable for survey - placing it in trucks.

10.30pm: Working Party returned to ship.


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19 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

7.30am: 3 ABs, 1 Leading Signalman and 1 Leading Telegraphist left ship for Depots.

am: Hands employed cleaning out Chain Lockers – painting down aloft & scraping upper deck.


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20 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed working about cable in dockyard – scraping upper deck & as generally requisite.

pm: Hands employed getting anchors ready for sending to Dockyard for survey.


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21 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

7.10am: Provision Lighter came alongside.

am: Hands provisioning ship.

1.00pm: Starboard Watch returned off Long Leave.

2.00pm: Port Watch proceeded on Leave till 6pm Sunday. [It’s Wednesday]


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22 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

7.15am: Dockyard shifted ship to No. 1 Crane.

7.45am: Secured underneath No. 1 Crane.

pm: Hands employed scraping gun mountings, chipping & scraping upper deck.

2.10pm: Dockyard shifted ship back to old berth.


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23 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed fitting protective mattresses round fore bridge, scraping gun mountings & as generally requisite.

pm: Hands employed in dockyard working cable & refitting.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 42.


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24 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am&pm: Hands employed in dockyard working cable – refitting & as generally requisite.

3.40pm: Cable Lighter came alongside. Hands employed getting cable on board.


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25 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

6.00pm: Port Watch returned off Long Leave.


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26 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

pm: Hospital Party drawing Medical Stores - Boatswain's Party drew anchors from dockyard - remainder of hands scraping upper deck.


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27 April 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employed refitting steam cutter’s falls – painting & scraping upper deck. Hoisted steam cutter’s boiler into her.

1.30pm: Dockyard shifted ship into South Lock Chatham.

1.45pm: Secured in South Lock

4.15pm: Discharged Fleet Paymaster to RN Hospital.

5.00pm: Exercised Fire Stations - Correct. Leave to Chief & 1st Class Petty Officers till 10 pm.


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28 April 1915

Chatham to Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.15am: Proceeded out of South Lock. Course & speed as requisite for proceeding down river to Sheerness.

9.00am: Secured alongside C8 at No. 11 Buoy.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Finished coaling. Received 80 tons.

11.15am: Cast of from C8 and proceeded to No. 23 Buoy.

11.35am: Secured to No. 23 Buoy Sheerness.

12.30pm: Banked fires for 14 knots at 2 hours notice.

4.30pm: Tug started swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

5.40pm: Both cables parted in navel pipe. Tug came alongside.

7.30pm: Secured both cables to buoy.


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29 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.40am: Returned 2 shackles of cable to Dockyard.

am: A Group to Divisional drill & all guns crews to Loader. Received 2 shackles of cable on board from Lighter.

5.00pm: Leave to Watch (part) till 8pm.


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30 April 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisonal Drill.

10.30am: Secured.

4.30pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 44.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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1 May 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.40am: Sub. Lieut. Brown RNR joined ship.

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment. Hands make & mend clothes.

1.30pm: Lieut. Frewen left ship.


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2 May 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.30am: Sent Roman Catholic Church Party to HMS Princess Margaret.

1.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.


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3 May 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

am: Gunnery & Torpedo training classes to instruction – guns crews to Loader & Divisional drill.

pm: Seamanship – gunnery – torpedo & stokehold training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands fitting voice piping – scraping guns & cleaning out boats.

5.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.


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4 May 1915

Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

8.30am: Exercised Divers at monthly dip.

am: Exercised Seamen & Stokers at boat pulling.

5.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.


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5 May 1915

Sheerness to Chatham

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

9.30am: Exercised Out Sheet Anchor.

10.00am: Replaced gear. Exercised Ships Company at boat pulling.

4.00pm: Leave to part of Watch till 8pm.

6.00pm: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Chatham.

7.00pm: Stopped. Entered North Lock Chatham.


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6 May 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Hands employing transporting ammunition.

pm: Sent all Gunlayers II & III to RN Barracks for instruction in High Angle firing.

5.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am.


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7 May 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Gunlayers II & III to RN Barracks. Remainder of Hands as generally requisite embarking stores & rifles.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 7am. Exercised Fire Stations.


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8 May 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Gunners party returning rifles & chipping & scraping gun shields. 1 Officer rejoined ship from RN Hospital.

1.00pm: Dockyard shifted ship to South Lock.

2.40pm: Commenced coaling.

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Receved 80.6 tons.

6.00pm: Leave to Chief & 1st Class Petty Officers till 10pm.

9.50pm: 2 Pounder Pom Pom Anti-Ariel gun arrived on board.


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9 May 1915

Chatham

Lat 51.41, Long 0.55

am: Dockyard employed in fitting pedestal to 2 Pounder Pom Pom gun.

1.00pm: Leave to Chief & 1st Class Petty Officers till 10pm.


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10 May 1915

Chatham to Sheerness

Lat 51.45, Long 0.77

7.00am: Left South Lock - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Sheerness.

8.00am: Stopped secured to No. 23 Buoy Sheerness.

am: Hands employed securing boats for sea - getting up ammunition & as requisite.

9.30am: Captain Fox joined ship.

pm: Marines to rifle drill with new rifles. A2 & B2 guns crews to drill.

3.30pm: Commander Law left ship.


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11 May 1915

Sheerness to the Humber, Immingham Dock

Lat 53.4, Long 0.6 [Bgs]

2.10am: Slipped from Buoy - proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Sheerness.

2.25am: Passed thro’ Boom. Course as requisite for Black Deep.

3.03am: Passed West Oaze Buoy.

3.30am: Passed up Black Deep, South Edinburgh Channel & Tongue Light Vessel. Watch at Night Defence.

4.00am: Course & speed as requisite for passing thro’ East Coast Swept Channel - zigzagging 1 to 2 points at frequent intervals.

8.50am: Passed Newarp Light Vessel.

9.31am: Passed Would Light Vessel.

9.46am: Passed Haisboro’ Light Vessel.

am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional Drill.

11.08am: Passed Race Bank Light Vessel. Course as requisite for swept channel.

1.06pm: Spurn Light Vessel abeam.

1.15pm: Sighted Spurn Point & Bull Light Vessel. Course & speed as requisite for passing thro’ Hawke Roads & boom. Course & speed as requisite for passing up Swept Channel of Humber.

2.15pm: Arrived at Immingham. Turned ship & secured to Immingham East Tidal Jetty.

5.40pm: Closed up Anti-Aerial Guns Crews.


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12 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

6.45am: Collier came alongside.

7.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.25am: Finished coaling. Received 110 Tons.

6.50pm: Manned anti-aerial guns.

7.15pm: Lieut. Jones RNR joined ship.


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13 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9.40am: Exercised guns crews at Loader & Anti-aerial guns.


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14 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

10.20am: Secured.

pm: Training classes to instructions. Remainder of hands shaking targets & as generally requisite.


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15 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 11.15pm. Hands make & mend clothes.


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16 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 11.15pm.

3.45pm: Commander Law rejoined ship. Captain Fox left ship.


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17 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9.30am: Gunnery, Seamanship & Torpedo training classes to instruction. Guns crews to Loader drill & divisional drill.

pm: Marines to Morris Tube Target Practice.


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18 May 1915

Immingham to mouth of Humber & back to Immingham

Lat 53.61, Long 0.02 [Estimate using anchorage bearings]

1.30am: Slipped from Immingham East Jetty. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for passing thro’ West Boom & Hawke Roads.

2.20am: Stopped.

2.25am: Let go port anchor in Hawke Roads.

2.45am: Weighed port anchor & proceeded 2 cables astern of HMS Skirmisher.

4.00am: Course as requisite for passing Bull Light Vessel & Spurn Point.

4.15am: Course & speed as requisite for returning to Humber.

4.45am: Stopped let go port anchor in Hawke Roads. Anchorage bearings: Spurn Point Light House S47E; Kilsea [Kilnsea?] Beacon N86E; St. Helens Church [Church at Skeffling] N58E.

am: Guns crews to Loader & Divisional drill.

3.45pm: Weighed port anchor. Course as requisite for proceeding up Humber to Immingham.

4.40pm: Stopped.

4.45pm: Secured to No. 2 Buoy, Immingham.


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19 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9.30am: Guns crews to Loader & Divisional drill.

pm: Seamanship, Gunnery & Torpedo training classes.

9.20pm: 1 Stoker joined ship from Chatham Barracks.


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20 May 1915

Immington Dock to Sea as requisite for firing

Lat 53.5, Long 0.4 [Bgs]

am: Hands employed getting up ammunition and securing for sea.

5.20am: Trawler Ralco secured alongside. Sent Marking party on board.

8.05am: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course as requisite for passing thro’ West Boom & Hawke Roads.

8.50am: Passed thro’ East Boom. Course as requisite for passing Bull & Spurn Light Vessel.

9.45am: Course as requisite for firing at target towed by Trawler. HMS Avon and HMS Vixen in company.

10.05am: Fired Port Battery.

10.45am: Fired Starboard Battery.

11.00am: Fired anti aircraft guns at kite flown by Trawler.

11.40am: Finished firing practice

11.45am: Proceeded course for returning to Harbour.

12.05pm: Course as requisite for entering the Humber.

12.45pm: Stopped - Secured to No. 2 Buoy Immingham. Banked fires at ½ hours notice.

pm: Hands employed sponging out guns.


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21 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9.45am: Unshackled from Buoy.

10.15am: Slipped from Buoy – proceeded course & speed as requisite alongside West Pier Immingham Dock.

10.30am: Secured.

11.00am: Collier Boscawen came alongside. Rigged collier for coaling.

12.45pm: Commenced coaling.

2.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 110 tons.


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22 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Port Watch till 11.15pm.


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23 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 10.15pm. Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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24 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

am: Gunnery - Torpedo & Seamanship Classes to Instructions. Seamen to small arm drill with .245 rifle.


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25 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

am: Gunnery - Torpedo & Seamanship Classes to Instructions. Guns crews to Divisional drill. Remainder of Hands to Rifle drill & stripping.


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26 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

am: Gunnery, Seamanship & Torpedo Classes to Instructions. Guns crews to Divisional drill & loader.

pm: Gunners Party working on Maxim Belts.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 11.15pm.


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27 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

8.15am: Landed all Marine Detatchment for rifle firing at range.

3.00pm: Marine detachment returned on board.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 11.15pm.


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28 May 1915

Immingham

Lat 53.63, Long -0.18

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters – Divisional Drill & Control.

10.30am: Secured.

am&pm: Gunnery Party dismounting 4" guns.


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29 May 1915

Immingham to Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

10.15am: Slipped from Jetty - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Grimsby.

10.45am: Course & speed as requisite for picking up anchor berth.

11.15am: Stopped came to with starboard bower.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Received 1 case of rifle ammunition .245 from Tug Terrier.

5.30pm: Discharged 2 Boy Telegraphists to HMS Skirmisher and HMS Foresight.


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30 May 1915

Grimsby to sea and back to Grimsby [but don’t return to Grimsby until following day]

Lat 53.60, Long 0.06 [Estimate from anchorage bearings]

5.05am: Weighed starboard anchor. Course & speed as requisite for taking station 2 cables astern of HMS Skirmisher.

5.45am: Passed thro’ East Boom.

6.15am: Spurn Light Vessel abeam.

6.45am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Humber.

7.28am: Let go starboard anchor in Hawke Roads. Anchorage bearings: Spurn Light House S51E; Kilsea Beacon N86E.

11.30am: Discharged 2 RNVR Telegraphists to RN Barracks Chatham.


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31 May 1915

Grimsby [but start anchored in Humber]

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

7.05am: Weighed & proceeded course & speed as requisite for anchoring off Grimsby.

7.25am: Stopped.

am: Guns crews to Divisional drill & Loader.

5.00pm: Discharged 3 signal ratings to HMS Skirmisher.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08


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2 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

am: Seamanship & Torpedo training classes to instructions. Guns crews to Divisional drill.


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3 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Control & Divisional Drill.

10.40am: Secured. Dismounting Party dismounting B2 gun.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.10pm: 3 Stokers and 2 Ordinary Seamen joined ship from RN Barracks Portsmouth.


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4 June 1915

Grimsby to North Sea Patrolling

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

5.30am: Collier Boscawen secured alongside.

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

7.55am: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons.

8.23am: Collier left ship.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.

11.00pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite out of East Boom & round Bull & Spurn Light Vessel.


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5 June 1915

North Sea patrolling & at Grimsby

Lat 54.1, Long 0.1 [Estimate from location at 2.20pm]

Midnight: Rounded Spurn Light Vessel.

6.00am: Thomas Bracken, Stoker 1st Class ON 19774 died age 22 350/365[?]

[From Naval-history.net the cause of death was illness. From CWGC he was buried in Grimsby Scartho Road Cemetary.]

7.00am: Weather commenced thickening - Visibility 1 - 3 miles - low flying scud.

8.14am: Sighted suspicious object in water altered course 1 point to starboard.

8.24am: Resumed course.

9.05am: Arrived at Rendezvous.

am: Weather - hazy in patches visibility 1-5 miles.

2.20pm: Flamborough Head N82W.

2.30pm: Altered course as requisite for swept channel to Spurn Light Vessel.

4.15pm: Rounded Spurn Light Vessel. Course as requisite for Humber.

5.10pm: Stopped - Came to with starboard bower. Banked fires at 2 hours notice. Anchored in Grimsby Roads.

7.40pm: Collier Gripfast secured alongside.

8.20pm: Commenced coaling.

11.00pm: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons.

11.10pm: Collier cast off from Port side.


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6 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

10.30pm: Closed up Anti-aircraft guns crews.


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7 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

0.50am: Observed reflection of flames NNW & WSWesterly of ship.

1.00am: Heard aircraft believed to be going South.

am: Guns crews to Divisional Drill & Dotter. Torpedo & Seamanship training classes to instructions.

pm: Hands employed refitting rigging, clearing out boats & as generally requisite.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 47.

[The flames were the result of a Zeppelin attack on Hull. See National Archives for report from the Fire Commander of Humber Defences.]


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8 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

am: Torpedo & Seamanship training classes to instructions. Guns crews to Divisional Drill & Dotter.


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9 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

am: Exercised small arm companies with new Japanese Rifle. Guns crews to Divisional drill.

pm: Torpedo & Seamanship classes & Boys to instruction.


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10 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

6.50am: Ammunition Lighter came alongside. Hands getting in ammunition.

9.00am: Exercised Divers at monthly dip.

am: Guns crews to Divisional drill & dotter. Marines to small arm drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.


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11 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

10.30am: Secured.

pm: Hands employed painting main deck, refitting wires & as generally requisite.

3.30pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.


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12 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08


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13 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08


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14 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

9.40am: Guns crews to Divisional Drill & Loader. Remainder of hands fitting wires for Towing Pendant & as requisite.


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15 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

8.55am: Landing Party left ship.

9.35am: Hands fall in for General Drill. Exercised Prepare to be taken in tow – Collision stations – Fire Stations. 1st & 2nd cutters pull round HMS Foresight.

10.50am: Replaced gear.

11.55am: Landing Party returned on board.

pm: Training classes to instruction. Remainder of hands striking down ammunition & preparing for coaling.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.


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16 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

5.30am: Collier Gripfast came alongside.

5.50am: Commenced coaling.

7.40am: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons.

8.00am: Collier left ship.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.


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17 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

am: Seamen to small arm company drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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18 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters, Control & Divisional Drill.

10.40am: Secured.

pm: Boats crews cleaning out boats. Remainder of Hands scrubbing small gear.


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19 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.15pm: Read Warrant No. 48.

10.15pm: 4 Ratings joined ship from HMS Vernon.


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20 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

1.00pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.


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21 June 1915

Grimsby

Lat 53.59, Long -0.08

9.40am: Exercised all hands at Abandon Ship station. Hands employed refitting fenders.

4.00pm: Leave to Watch till 9.30pm.

10.00pm: Lit fires in all boilers - Raised steam for 20 knots.


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22 June 1915

Grimsby to Dover

Lat 51.6, Long 1.1 [Bgs]

5.55am: Weighed & proceeded. Course & Speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.27am: Passed Bull Light Vessel.

6.38am: Spurn Light Vessel abeam.

7.00am: Entered swept channel.

8.37am: Race Bank Light Vessel abeam 1 cable.

10.05am: Haisborough Light Vessel abeam.

10.41am: Would Light vessel abeam.

11.01am: Newarp Light Vessel abeam.

11.22am: Cross Sand Light Vessel abeam.

11.46am: Corton Light Vessel abeam.

1.18pm: Shipwreck Light Vessel abeam.

2.00pm: Longsands Light Vessel abeam.

2.25pm: Kentish Knock Light Vessel abeam. Course as requisite for swept channel & zig-zagging at unequal intervals.

3.45pm: Entered Downs - Passed to Gull Boom Gate.

4.23pm: Rounded South Foreland.

4.33pm: Passed thro' East Entrance Dover Harbour.

4.38pm: Stopped - Secured to No. 10 Buoy Dover.


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23 June 1915

Dover to Gibraltar & at Dover

Lat 51.12, Long 1.33

6.15am: Collier Carron Park secured alongside.

7.00am: Commenced coaling (150 tons).

9.30am: Finished coaling. Received 156 tons.

9.20pm: Slipped from Buoy.

9.25pm: Rounded Breakwater.

9.50pm: Course as requisite for Folkestone Gate.

10.00pm: Passed thro’ Folkestone Gate.

10.56pm: Dungeness Light abeam.


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24 June 1915

Dover to Gibraltar

Lat 49.7, Long -4.1 [Obs]

0.12am: Royal Sovereign Light Vessel abeam 6 miles.

0.30am: Beachy Head Light abeam.

am: Hands to General Quarters. Tested & exercised Control & Divisional Drill.

pm: War Routine - Watch at Cruising Action Stations.


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25 June 1915

Dover to Gibraltar

Lat 45.3, Long -9.6 [Obs]

10.05am: Passed SS Wildgolding steering NEly.

10.15am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised Control & Divisional drill.

pm: Watch at Cruising action stations.

11.15pm: Altered course North to close sailing craft.

11.23pm: Resumed original course.


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26 June 1915

Dover to Gibraltar

Lat 40.7, Long -10.9 [Obs]

4.50am: Passed Norwegian Ship Souverain.

6.40am: Passed French Barque President.

am: Hands employed spreading awnings.

pm: Watch at Cruising action stations.


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27 June 1915

Dover to Gibraltar

Lat 36.3, Long -9.5 [Obs]

am: Watch at Cruising action stations.


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28 June 1915

Dover to Gibraltar & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.30am: Cape Trafalgar Light abeam 10.5 miles.

3.10am: Tarifa Light abeam 3½ miles.

3.30am: Course & speed as requisite for Gibraltar Bay.

4.25am: Passed through North Entrance to Gib Harbour.

4.50am: Stopped. Secured abreast No. 2 Coaling Shed, North Mole.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

am: Provisioning party drawing Paymasters stores.

12.30pm: Finished Coaling - Received 346 Tons.

pm: Landed Engineers, Gunners, Carpenters and Bos'ns Store Parties to draw stores.


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29 June 1915

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 36.1, Long -3.5 [BgsLat entered as 37° but that puts ship in land, using distance and direction travelled 36° seems more likely]

5.30am: Slipped from North Mole - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour & rounding Europa Point.

6.30am: Europa Point Light House North 4 cables.

am: Hands employed stowing provisions & stores.

pm: Watch at Cruising action stations.

5.15pm: Cape de Gata abeam 10.5 miles.


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30 June 1915

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.0, Long 3.3 [Bgs]

3.50am: Sighted Cape Tenez [Cap Tenes] Light S38E.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

10.45am: Secured.

9.50am: Cap Caxine Light House abeam 10 miles.

1.50pm: Cap Bengut Light House abeam 8 miles.

pm: Watch at Action cruising stations.

2.40pm: Cap Corbelin Light abeam 11.6 miles.

4.45pm: Cap Sigli abeam 12 miles.

10.58pm: Cap Bougaroni [Bougaroun?] Light abeam 7.3 miles.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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1 July 1915

Gibraltar to Malta

Lat 37.4, Long 10.4 [Bgs – Longitude written as W but assuming E]

1.17am: Cap de Fer Light abeam 9.1 miles.

2.17am: Cap de Garde Light abeam 16.2 miles.

6.00am: Observed Deviation by Standard Compass 1°W.

7.20am: Galita Island abeam 8.5 miles.

8.08am: Cap Serrat Light House abeam 6 miles

8.49am: Fratelli Rocks abeam 5 miles.

9.40am: Passed 2 French Torpedo Boats steering West.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional Drill.

10.45am: Secured.

11.07am: Cani Rocks Light House abeam 5.8 miles.

1.50pm: Zembra Island abeam 6.8 miles.

pm: Watch at Cruising Action Stations.

3.47pm: Cap Bon Light House abeam 6 miles.

6.30pm: Pantellaria Light House abeam 3½ miles.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.


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2 July 1915

Gibraltar to Malta & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

1.30am: Sighted Gozo Light S49E.

2.00am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

5.00am: Gozo Light West. Course & speed as requisite for Valetta.

6.10am: Passed St. Elmo Light.

6.40am: Secured to No. 4 Buoy Grand Harbour.

10.00am: Lighters came alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Party in Dockyard drawing Carpenter's & Gunners Stores.

4.15pm: Finished coaling. Received 260 tons.

6.15pm: Special leave to Watch till 10pm.


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3 July 1915

Malta to Taranto & at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.52

9.30am: Hands employed getting on board ammunition for 2nd Mediterranean Squadron.

10.30am: Embarked mails for 2nd Med. Squadron.

11.00am: 3 Ratings joined for passage to Taranto.

12.35pm: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Grand Harbour.

12.45pm: Passed Breakwater Light.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 49.

7.30pm: Mount Etna abeam.

9.53am: Capo Spartivento [Calabria] Light abeam 17 miles.


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4 July 1915

Malta to Taranto & at Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.2

9.00am: Arrived off Taranto.

9.45am: Took station astern of Italian Torpedo Boat. Proceeded course & speed as requisite into harbour.

10.00am: Stopped. Officer of Guard (Italian) came on board.

10.10am: Proceeded course & speed as requisite thro’ Passagio Piccolo into Mar Piccolo.

10.30am: Stopped – Secured to No. 10 Buoy Mar Piccolo.

pm: Discharged ammunition, Mails & Ratings taking passage to HMS Queen and HMS Implacable. Leave to Petty Officers till 7pm.

8.40pm: 5 Ratings joined ship for passage to HMS Sapphire.


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5 July 1915

From Taranto to Brindisi & at Brindisi

Lat 40.1, Long 18.6 [Bgs]

5.05am: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for passing through Passagio Piccolo.

5.20am: Passed through Passagio Piccolo & Outer Defence. Course as requisite to clear mine fields.

10.22am: Capo Santa Maria di Leuca Light abeam 3½ miles. Commenced zigzagging 2 points every 10 minutes.

3.10pm: Course as requisite for entering Brindisi.

3.35pm: Arrived off outer Harbour. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.00pm: Tugs took ship in tow.

4.35pm: Secured bow & stern to Buoys in Brindisi Inner Harbour.

6.05pm: Discharged 5 Ratings to HMS Sapphire.


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6 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.30am: Collier Jedmoor arrived & secured alongside.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.35am: Finished coaling. Received 220 tons.

1.45pm: Collier cast off.

7.00pm: 1 Italian signal rating joined ship.


[From 7th July to 31st Decemeber when at Brindisi at 3pm most days: Leave to watch till 6pm]


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7 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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8 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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9 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Raised steam for full speed at ½ hours notice.

am: Worked Saturday routine. [Although it’s Friday]


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10 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Steam for full speed at ½ hours notice

11.50am: Discharged 1 Petty Officer I to Hospital.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 50.


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11 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Steam for full speed at ½ hour notice.


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12 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Steam for full speed at ½ hours notice.


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13 July 1915

Brindisi to Patrolling in the Adriatic

Lat 40.6, Long 18.4 [Bgs]

9.10am: Hands getting up ammunition etc.

10.00am: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.30am: Passed thro’ outer boom.

10.50am: Shaped course to make good SEbyE zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes.

pm: Watch at Cruising Action Stations. Zigzagging 2 points either side of course made good.

5.55pm: Observed what appeared to be a periscope of a submarine about 3000 yards right ahead. Object disappeared in less than 2 minutes and was not seen again.

6.30pm: Communicated with the 2 patrolling Italian destroyers.


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14 July 1915

Patrolling in the Adriatic Sea

Lat 40.3, Long 18.7 [Bgs]

am: Altering course 4 points every 15 minutes for zigzagging.

4.30am: Communicated with Torpedo Boat Destroyers of patrol.

pm: Watch at Action Cruising Stations. Zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes.

6.00pm: Communicated with Patrolling destroyers.


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15 July 1915

[Patrolling]

Lat 40.8, Long 18.3 [Bgs]

4.00am: Communicated with Patrolling destroyers.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.00am: Destroyers joined company – Proceeded for Brindisi.

11.30am: Passed French Destroyers of relieving Patrol.

12.20pm: Course as requisite to keep position waiting for HMS Sapphire.

1.20pm: Sighted HMS Sapphire coming out. Course as requisite for Brindisi.

1.45pm: Sapphire took over Patrol.

2.20pm: Stopped.

2.35pm: Secured Bow & Stern to Buoys Inner Harbour Brindisi.

4.30pm: Collier Jedmoor secured alongside.


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16 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.45am: Finished coaling - Received [blank] tons.

11.40am: Collier Jedmoor cast off.


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17 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: 6 RNR ABs joined ship from HMS Sapphire.


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18 July 1915

Brindisi to Sea - Patrolling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30pm: Prepared for sea - Hands getting up ammunition etc.

7.00pm: Slipped from Buoys. Course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.30pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

7.45pm: Zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes.

9.00pm: 4 Italian destroyers in company.


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19 July 1915

Sea - Patrolling to Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes.

4.10am: Sighted land ahead.

8.00am: Altered course for Brindisi.

8.30am: Passed thro’ outer Boom. Course as requisite for Inner Harbour.

9.25am: Secured bow & stern to No. 7 Moorings – Brindisi. Hands employed refitting falls of boats, oiling & reeling up wires & as generally requisite.


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20 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Steam for full speed at ½ hour from 3 - 8am.

am: Torpedo training class at instruction. Guns crews at Loader drill.


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21 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Rigged diving boat.

am: Steam for full speed from 3 - 8am.

am: Torpedo training class to instriuction - Gunlayers to Deflection Teacher – Remainder of Hands fitting mantlets & as requisite. Divers examining under water fittings.

4.40pm: Collier Jedmoor secured alongside – Watch employed rigging collier.


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22 July 1915

Place: Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.30am: Commenced coaling.

7.15am: Finished coaling. Received [blank] tons.

8.10am: Collier cast off.


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23 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Torpedo training classes at instruction. 2nd cutter away sailing for instruction.


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24 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

11.00am: Read Warrant No. 51.

11.10am: Discharged 1 Stoker Prisoner to HMS Prince of Wales for cells.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: HMS Sapphire arrived and secured to Buoys.


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25 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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26 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Rigged Diving Boat.

am: Aired bedding. Torpedo training class at instruction. Remainder of Hands rigging mantlets & refitting as generally requisite.

pm: Diving party examining under water fittings - Gunners party dismounting 4" guns. Torpedo training class to instruction.


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27 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.30am: Rigged Diving boat.

8.00am: Steam full speed at 1 hours notice.

am: Diving party examining underwater fittings. Gunlayers at Deflection teacher.

pm: Ordinary Seamen’s training class at instruction in stokehold duties. Torpedo training class to instruction.


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28 July 1915

Brindisi to Sea

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.00am: Prepared for sea – unshackled from Buoy.

8.00am: Steam full speed at 1 hours notice.

am: Torpedo training classes to instruction. Gunlayers to swinging target practice.

12.15pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded in tow of tugs - course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.25pm: Cast off tow.

12.40pm: Pased thro’ outer Boom. Course & speed as requisite for leaving port.

1.05pm: 4 Italian Destroyers joined company.

3.15pm: Animoso Torpedo Boat Destroyer parted company.

6.56pm: SIghted Pelagosa Island [Palagruza] right ahead.

8.15pm: Course as requisite cruising near Pelagosa, receiving report from detatched Destroyer.

9.00pm: Set course for returning to Brindisi. Zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes.


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29 July 1915

Sea to Brindisi [to Sea]

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging every 15 minutes. 3 Italian destroyers in company.

7.00am: Course as requisite for entering Brindisi.

7.35am: Stopped – Secured to No. 7 moorings – Bow & Stern.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Slipped from Buoys. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.20pm: Passed Outer Boom.

7.00pm: In company with 8 Italian Torpedo Boats.


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30 July 1915

Sea to Brindisi

Lat 41.1, Long 17.4 [Obs]

2.17am: Pelagosa Island abeam 1½ miles. Detached 4 Torpedo Boats to land stores on Island. Course as requisite for patrolling to Northeastward of Pelagosa Island. Zigzagging every 10 minutes.

4.05am: SIghted Marsala Italian Cruiser & 3 Italian TBDs bearing ESE. 3 Torpedo Boats returned from Pelagosa & took station astern.

6.30am: Remaining TBD returned from Island.

6.45am: Zig zagging every 15 minutes.

10.11am: Sighted Bari Light House.

10.30am: Zigzagging every 15 minutes.

2.30pm: Altered course to enter Brindisi.

2.45pm: Course as requisite for entering Brindisi harbour.

3.20pm: Stopped - secured to No. 7 Moorings bow & stern - Inner Harbour Brindisi.


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31 July 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

12.30pm: Violent Hail storm over ship. Lost overboard from poop, Metal Coaming and mushroom cover from vent exhaust to Captain’s WC.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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1 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.30pm: Collier Jedmoor secured alongside.


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2 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.15am: Finished coaling - Received 310 tons.

2.20pm: Collier Jedmoor cast off.

2.30pm: Paid monthly payment.

4.00pm: Provision lighter with stores from HMS Sapphire arrived alongside.


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3 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam at an instants notice.

8.00am: Banked fires at 1 hours notice.

am: Hands returning provision cases to Jedmoor & as generally requisite.

pm: Torpedo training class to instruction. Remainder of hands refitting 2½“ wire & as generally requisite.

7.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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4 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam for full speed at 1 hours notice.

6.50am: Collier Jedmoor proceeded out of harbour.

am: Stokers to Rifle instruction. Gunlayers & Trainers to swinging target instruction. Torpedo training class to instruction.

pm: Hands employed refitting awnings, collision mat, boat’s gear and as generally requisite.

7.00pm: Banked fires at 2 hours notice.


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5 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam for full speed at 1 hours notice.

9.30am: Boys to boat pulling instruction. Gunlayers to swinging target practice. Marines to small arm drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.00pm: Banked fires at 2 hours notice.


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6 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

8.00am: Steam at 1 hours notice.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters – Divisonal drill & control.

10.30am: Secured. Boys at boat pulling instruction.

11.00am: Received from HMS Sapphire 10 cases of 4" Quick Fire ammunition.

pm: Watch employed refitting small gear, sleeping screens & as generally requisite.

8.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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7 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

6.05am: Read Warrant No. 52 - Discharged 1 Prisoner to HMS Queen for cells punishment.

8.00am: Steam at 1 hours notice.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.00pm: Steam at 2 hours notice.


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8 August 1915

Brindisi to Sea & at Brindisi

Lat 40.66, Long 18.0 [Bgs]

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded.

7.50am: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

8.15am: Zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes 2 French TBDs in company.

Noon: Passed thro’ Outer Boom – Course & speed as requisite for Inner Harbour.

12.25pm: Stopped - secured bow & stern to No. 7 moorings Brindisi. Banked fires for 2 hours notice.


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9 August 1915

Brindisi to Sea & at Brindisi

Lat 41.7, Long 17.6 [DR]

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

7.20am: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.40am: Passed thro’ Outer Harbour.

8.10am: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 minutes 2 French TBDs in company.

Noon: Arrived at Latitude of Manfredonia.

pm: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 minutes.


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10 August 1915

Sea to Brindisi & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging 2 point each side every 15 minutes.

6.15am: Altered course as requisite for entering Brindisi.

7.15am: Passed thro’ outer boom – Course & speed as requisite for entering Inner Harbour.

7.40am: Stopped - Secured Bow & Stern to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi.

am: Hands employed striking down ammunition.


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11 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Rigged diving boat.

am&pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings.

am: Boats crews away at pulling & sailing instructions.


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12 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

Omitted in error [Details written at end of log book]

6.30am: Discharged 1 Chief Stoker to Malta Hospital.

7.30am: Diving Party examining underwater fittings.

am: Gunlayers to Deflection Teacher – Gunners Party dismounting guns.

10.30am: Acting Paymaster Sennett joined ship.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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13 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

For Thursday Aug 12th see end of book [but page placed above to maintain chronological order]

5.10am: Landed every available man without arms for route march.

7.50am: Diving party examining underwater fittings - Landing party returned.

9.20am: French TBD Bisson entered harbour with survivors of Austrian Submarine U3. Cheered ship.

2.00pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings.

3.00pm: Leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 6pm.


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14 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 6pm.

4.25pm: Fleet Paymaster Penfold left ship for England.


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15 August 1915

Brindisi to Sea or at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

3.00pm: Leave to Chief Petty Officers & Petty Officers till 6pm.

6.40pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.00pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

7.20pm: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 minutes. 4 French TBDs in company.


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16 August 1915

Sea to Brindisi & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging 2 points each side of course every 15 minutes.

10.25am: Destroyers proceeded into harbour.

10.35am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

10.50am: Stopped secured Bow & Stern to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi. Banked fires at 2 hours notice.

pm: Watch employed drawing stores from HMS Bristol.


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17 August 1915

Brindisi to Sea or at Brindisi

Lat 41.7, Long 17.6 [DR]

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

5.25am: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.45am: Passed thro’ outer boom

6.00am: 4 French TBDs in company.

10.15am: Arrived at latitude of Vieste. Zigzagging 4 points every 15 minutes.

11.00am: Zigzagging every 15 minutes 2 points each side of course.

4.15pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.45pm: Stopped - secured to No. 7 Mooring Brindisi.

6.55pm: Collier Pensilva came alongside. Rigged collier for coaling. [SS Pensilva]


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18 August 1915

[Brindisi]

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.50am: Commenced coaling.

11.55am: Finished coaling. Received 420 tons.

2.10pm: Collier left ship.

5.10pm: Landed Funeral Party.


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19 August 1915

Brindisi to Sea & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.25pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.50pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

7.15pm: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 minutes. 3 French TBDs in company.


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20 August 1915

Sea to Brindisi or at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging every 15 minutes 2 points each side.

10.30am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.56am: Stopped - Secured to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi. Banked fires at 2 hours notice.

pm: Hands employed striking down ammunition.


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21 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

8.00am: Steam at 2 hours notice.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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22 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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23 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.00am: Secured ship by additional wires head and stern - owing to threatening appearance of weather.

pm: Gunners Party dismounting A III gun.


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24 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands employed clearing out & restowing Holds – refitting all Berthing wires.

10.30am: Read Warrant No. 53.

pm: Gunners Party dismounting 4” guns. Remainder of Hands restowing fore & after Holds.


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25 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Hands employed refitting ridge ropes – Gunners party dismounting – remainder restowing fore hold.


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26 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands employed refitting ridge ropes & restowing fore Hold. Remainder dismounting 4” guns.

10.10am: Discharged 1 Boy to Hospital Brindisi.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.30pm: Prepared for sea. Raised steam for full speed.

10.00pm: Banked fires at 1 hours notice.


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27 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam at instant notice.

8.00am: Let fires die out in Main Boilers.

am: Seamanship training classs to instruction. Gunners Party dismounting 4” guns.

pm: Gunners Party dismounting 4” guns. Remainder of hands scrubbing small gear.


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28 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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29 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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30 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.00am: Boys & Ordinary Seamen landed for route march without arms.

am: Hands employed refitting wires.

pm: Hands employed refitting ridge ropes, oiling over wires.


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31 August 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Remainder of hands oiling over wires & refitting.

10.40am: Collier Pensilva secured alongside.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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1 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.00am: Commenced coaling.

9.05am: Finished coaling. Received 220 tons.

Noon: Collier Pensilva cast off.

1.30pm: Paid Ships company their monthly money. Hands employed drawing Bos’ns and Engineers Stores.


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2 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.50am: Discharged 1 Sargeant RMLI to Hospital.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

pm: Watch employed getting up ammunition.


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3 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: Steam for full speed at an instants notice.

7.00am: Banked fires at 2 hours notice.

9.20am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

9.55am: Secured.

am: Seamanship training class at instruction.

pm: Seamanship training class to instruction. Remainder of Hands with Gunner & Carpenter & as requisite holystoning small gear.


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4 September 1915

Brindisi to Sea or at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.45pm: Slipped from buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.10pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

8.00pm: 4 French TBDs in Company - Zigzagging 4 points every 15 mins.


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5 September 1915

Patrolling at Sea to Brindisi & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging 2 points each side of course every 15 mins.

9.25am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Brindisi.

9.55am: Stopped - Secured to No. 7 Moorings – Brindisi.


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6 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Seamanship training class to instructions. Gunners party examining Lyditte shell fuzes.


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7 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands striking down ammunition. Seamanship class at Boat Sailing instruction. Marines at small arm drill.

pm: Watch employed taking down Helm Signals & covering gunnery control voice pipes.


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8 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands employed painting out Torpedo flat. Gunners Party dismounting 4" guns.

pm: Hands employed scraping 1st whaler. Gunner’s party dismounting 4” guns & covering control voice pipes.


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9 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Divers examining under water fittings.

am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Painting party painting Torpedo flat. Gunners party dismounting guns and examining fuzes of 4" Lyditte.

pm: Divers examining underwater fittings and magazine flood inlets. Gunners party dismounting 4" guns.


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10 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamanship training class to instructions. Divers examining underwater fittings. Remainder of Hands dismounting guns.

pm: Divers examining underwater fittings. Seamanship training class to instructions. Remainder of hands scrubbing small gear.


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11 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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12 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

11.10am: Mr. Shepperd Chief Artificer Engineer left ship to joined HMS Duncan.


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13 September 1915

Brindisi to Sea – Patrolling & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands preparing ship for sea & getting up ammunition.

Noon: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.30pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

12.45pm: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 minutes. 2 Italian Destroyers in company.

2.30pm: Arrived at North line of Blockade - Destroyers parted company.

6.00pm: Arrived at Southern limit of Patrol.

11.55pm: Sighted Fano Island Light S72E. [Othonoi]


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14 September 1915

Patrolling at Sea

Lat 40.5, Long 19.0 [Obs]

am: Zigzagging 2 points each side.

8.30am: Sighted large Hostile Submarine on surface bearing E by N distant about 10 miles steering North. Altered course E. Increased to 200 revs.

8.40am: Submarine submerged. Course and speed as requisite for chasing submarine 180-200 revs.

10.00am: Communicated with Italian destroyer Nembo.

10.45am: Communicated with Italian destroyer Euro.

11.00am: Searching for submarine to Northward of position where she disappeared.

12.30pm: Intercepted and communicated with Italian Destroyers Abba and Mousta[?]. [Giuseppe Cesare Abba & Antonio Mosto?]

12.45pm: Sent them to search for submarine to Northward of patrol line.

3.00pm: Abandoned search. Altered course SSE to return to patrol. Zigzagging 2 points each side.


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15 September 1915

Patrolling at Sea to Brindisi & at Brindisi

Lat 40.5, Long 19.2 [Obs]

am: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 mins.

6.25am: Observed large Hostile submarine bearing SE by E altered course as requisite. Increased to 200 Revs.

6.33am: Opened fire.

6.37am: Submarine submerged - ceased fire. Called Italian destroyers to search for submarine.

2.00pm: Arrived at Northern limit of Patrol. Set course for Brindisi. 2 Italian Destroyers in company.

4.05pm: Course as requisite for entering Brindisi.

4.56pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

5.15pm: Stopped - Secured Bow and Stern to No. 7 Moorings - Hands preparing for coaling and striking down ammunition.

6.45pm: Collier Pensilva secured alongside.


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16 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

2.10pm: Finished coaling - Received 269 tons.


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17 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Hands employed striking down provisions.


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18 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes


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19 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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20 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Hands employed blacking down aloft and preparing for painting ship. Gunners party dismounting guns.


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21 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Gunner’s party dismounting guns.


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22 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Gunner’s party dismounting guns.


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23 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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24 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamanship training class to instructions. Gunners party working about guns. Remainder of hands working about boats.


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25 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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26 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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27 September 1915

Brindisi to Sea - patrolling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.04am: Heavy explosion in Outer Harbour on board Benedetto Brin. [Italian Battleship destroyed in the explosion]

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured. Boats crews cleaning out Boats. Gunners party cleaning out Shell rooms.

12.15pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.40pm: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

1.00pm: Zigzagging 2 points each side every 15 mins. French TBDs Protet and Aspirant Herbert in company.

3.00pm: Aspirant Herbert parted company. [Aspirant Herber?]

7.15pm: Course as requisite to investigate strange vessel found to be English drifter.

11.30pm: Wind increasing from Southerly.


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28 September 1915

Brindisi to Sea - patrolling

Lat 40.8, Long 19.3 [Obs]

1.00am: Heavy wind squalls from South, increasing in violence.

6.30am: Protet parted company - to keep under shelter of land.

9.00am: Heavy squalls from S by E. Wind at times hurricane force.

2.00pm: Protet communicated and parted company again.

2.30pm: Violent thunder storm & heavy rain squall struck ship from SW backing to SSW.

4.00pm: Wind backing and decreasing in force between heavy squalls.

6.00pm: Wind decreasing in force & sea falling down. Occasional heavy thunder squalls.

10.15pm: Recommenced zigzagging.


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29 September 1915

Patrolling at Sea to Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

1.30am: Wind falling light and sea calming down rapidly

6.00am: Protet rejoined and took station astern.

7.00am: A Herbert rejoined. [Aspirant Herber?]

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters - Passed Lybia [?Libia - Italian Cruiser]. & destroyers relieving patrol.

10.15am: Secured. Fired 4 shots from 2 Pounder anti-aerial Pompom.

11.00am: Passed thro’ outer boom. Course & speed as requisite for inner harbour.

12.10pm: Stopped - secured bow and stern to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi.

1.45pm: Received on board Engineers and Bos’ns stores from HMS Sapphire.

6.00pm: Collier Pensilva secured alongside.


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30 September 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

10.45am: Finished coaling - Received 300 tons.

Noon: Collier Pensilva left ship.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Hands employed refitting boats falls – setting up lower rigging & as requisite.

1.00pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement to Ships Company.


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2 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout & working about 4 drifters (English) sent alongside for provisions & repairs.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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3 October 1915

Brindisi to Patrol - Otranto Straits & at Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 18.3 [Bgs]

11.10am: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.30pm: Passed thro’ outer boom.

12.30pm: Zigzagging 2 points either side of E by S. French TBD Bisson in company.


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4 October 1915

Patrolling in Otranto Straits

Lat 40.4, Long 19.1 [Bgs]

am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.40am: Secured.


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5 October 1915

Patrolling in Otranto Straits & at Brindisi

Lat 40.5, Long 18.5 [Bgs]

2.30am: Zigzagging as requisite.

7.00am: Bisson parted company to search Albanian coast.

11.00am: Bisson rejoined, took station astern. Passed HMS Bristol relieving patrol.

1.15pm: Bisson proceeded into harbour.

1.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

2.15pm: Stopped - Secured bow and stern to No. 7 Mooring Brindisi.

5.45pm: Collier Pensilva arrived & secured alongside.


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6 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.40am: Finished coaling - Received 275 tons.

11.15am: Cast off collier.


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7 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Gunners Party cleaning out Shell Rooms. Refitting Party setting up Rigging.


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8 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Refitting party setting up rigging. Gunners party cleaning out magazines – Boats crews refitting boats gear.

am: Lost overboard by accident from 1st Whaler - Crutches brass 1 in no.


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9 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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10 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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11 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Refitting party refitting rigging. Gunlayers & Sight Setters to Deflection teacher.

pm: Refitting party refitting rigging. Engineers and Carpenters Store Party in Collier Ellerdale drawing stores.

5.30pm: Received on board Engineers and Carpenters stores.


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12 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Collier Ellerdale secured alongside.

9.10am: Read Warrant No. 54.

am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Provisioning party stowing provisions.

pm: Gunners Party cleaning magazines. Remainder of Hands employed dismounting 3 Pounder gun.


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13 October 1915

Brindisi to Sea patrolling

Lat 40.6, Long 18.9 [Bgs]

8.00am: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.20am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

8.45am: Zigzagging as requisite. 2 Italian TBDs in company.

10.30am: Ardente parted company.

pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

4.00pm: Passed 8 Drifters of B section on patrol.


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14 October 1915

Patrolling at Sea to Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.00am: Commenced zigzagging as requisite.

5.45am: Ardente rejoined.

6.30am: Altered course West. Ardente proceeded South.

9.45am: Sea getting up & wind increasing rapidly to heavy gale from SE. Heavy Rain Squalls.

10.55am: Course & speed as requisite for entering Brindisi.

11.15am: Stopped - Secured to No. D&E Buoys Outer Harbour Brindisi.

12.30pm: Banked fires - Steam at instants notice.

4.15pm: Secured with extra wires the bow & stern.


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15 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Hands employed striking down ammunition.

10.00am: Slipped from Buoys – Proceeded in tow of Tugs to 7 Moorings Inner Harbour Brindisi.

10.30am: Secured to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi. Hands reeling up wires.

3.00pm: Collier Ellerdale secured alongside.

4.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 55 & 56.


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16 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Finished coaling. Received 240 tons.

10.25am: Collier left ship.


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17 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Landed Dockyard Store Party.


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18 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamanship training class to instruction. Ammunition supply party to drill. Gunlayers & Sight Setters to Deflection teacher.

1.30pm: Seamanship training class & Gunners Party at instruction.


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19 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.45am: Divers employed examining under water fittings.

9.00am: Divers examining & cleaning under water fittings.

9.20am: Control party at drill. Marines at Rifle drill.

pm: Sent Carpenters & Painting Party to “Gallipoli” for painting drifters. Divers cleaning underwater fittings.


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20 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Carpenters & Painting Party to Gallipoli. Divers examining under water fittings.


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21 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.25am: Ships company mustered at medical inspection.

am&pm: Carpenters Party stripping cable holders – Boats crews cleaning & painting out boats.


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22 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Tugs came alongside. Shifted ship to North side of harbour.

7.55am: Secured to new moorings.


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23 October 1915

Brindisi to Sea Patrolling

Lat 40.6, Long 18.6 [Bgs]

9.30am: Slipped from Buoys – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.50am: Stopped.

10.10am: Proceeded.

10.20am: Passed thro’ outer boom. 2 Italian TBDs in company.

10.35am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

1.00pm: Sighted HMS Dartmouth 2 TBDs steering North.

2.30pm: Sighted Drifters.

3.40pm: Course as requisite to intercept strange steamer.

4.15pm: Overhauled Greek Steamer Argheion[?].

5.00pm: Sighted & challenged Libia [Italian Cruiser].


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24 October 1915

Sea Patrolling to Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

10.00am: Pass. Nino Bixio [Italian Cruiser] steering SE.

11.45am: Arrived off Brindisi.

Noon: Passed thro’ outer boom. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

12.20pm: Stopped.

12.30pm: Let go port anchor. Secured Stern to Buoy – outer Harbour Brindisi. Steam for full speed at instants notice.


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25 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.15am: Weighed Port anchor. Slipped stern from buoy – Proceeded in tow of Tugs to Inner Harbour Brindisi.

9.40am: Secured Bow & Stern to Inner Harbour Brindisi.

am: Hands returning ammunition.

pm: Let fires die out in Main Boilers. Read warrant No. 57 - Discharged 1 cell prisoner to HMS Dartmouth for punishment.


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26 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Carpenters party refitting cable holders – Gunners & Refitting party refitting.

pm: Cable Party working about cable holders. Rigging & refitting Party as requisite.

3.00pm: Collier Ellerdale secured alongside.


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27 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Finished coaling – Received 240 tons.

11.00am: Collier Ellerdale shoved off.


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28 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Carpenters Party to SS Gallipoli.

11.00am: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Isis for Malta Hospital.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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29 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am&pm: Gunners Party cleaning out magazines. Carpenters Party working on Cable Holders. Supply Paties at Loader drill.


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30 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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31 October 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

Brindisi to Sea Patrolling

Lat 40.5, Long 18.8 [Bgs]

9.00am: Slipped from Buoys – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.20am: Passed thro’ Outer Harbour.

9.40am: Zigzagging as requisite.

10.50am: Passed “Messina” and 1 TBD steering North Westerly.

pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

2.30pm: Course as requisite to intercept French Steamer Harmonie - Ordered destroyer to escort her to Otranto.


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2 November 1915

Sea Patrolling to Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 18.2 [Bgs]

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

7.00am: Sighted Sailing ship SbyE. Closed & hailed Pantallaria – giving her orders from Vice Admiral Brindisi.

9.00am: Passed Harmonie – thro’ blockaded zone.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.15am: Passed “Palermo” & 1 TBD steering SE.

10.30am: Sighted Lecci Tower[?].

12.20pm: Arrived off Brindisi.

12.40pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

12.50pm: Let go Starboard anchor – Secured Stern to E Buoy, Outer Harbour Brindisi. Banked fires at instant notice.

3.20pm: Sent 38 Boxes of 3 Pounder ammunition to Drifters.


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3 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.45am: Tugs came alongside – Proceeded in tow of Tugs. Course & speed as requisite for Inner Harbour.

10.20am: Secured Bow & Stern to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi – Hands striking down ammunition.

12.30pm: Let fires die out in Main Boilers.


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4 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Gunner’s party overhauling Aerial Guns.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

2.45pm: 1 Stoker rejoined ship from cell punishment.

4.00pm: Discharged 6 Maltese seamen to HMS Dublin.


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5 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Guns crews to Loader drill – Boys to Instructions – Stokers mustering bags. Marine Detachment inspected by Major Boyle RMLI.

pm: Marine Detachment mustering Kits & Hammocks for inspection.


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6 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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7 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.35am: Hands mustered by the Open List & received Monthly Payment.


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8 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Gunlayers to swinging target instruction.

11.00am: Discharged 1 Signalman to RN Hospital Malta.

pm: Sent Torpedo Party to Gallipoli.

2.45pm: Collier Ellerdale came alongside.


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9 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.05am: Commenced coaling.

10.10am: Finished coaling. Received 235 tons.

11.40am: Cast off Collier Ellerdale.


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10 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Sent Torpedo Party to Gallipoli.


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11 November 1915

Brindisi to Patrolling at Sea

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Getting up ammunition & rigging sea communications.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

7.00pm: Slipped from Buoys. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.22pm: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

7.45pm: Zigzagging as requisite.


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12 November 1915

Sea Paroling to Brindisi

Lat 40.4, Long 18.6 [Bgs]

am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

7.50am: Passed 15 Drifters.

8.00am: Passed 12 Drifters.

10.30am: Sighted Steamer bearing NW ¼ W. Course as requisite for overtaking her.

11.30am: Recognised SS Molfetta.

3.30pm: Arrived off Brindisi. Course as requisite for entering harbour.

4.00pm: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

4.25pm: Stopped let go Port anchor. Secured stern to E Buoy. [Time written as 3.25 but assuming 4.25]


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13 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

11.20am: Read Warrants No. 60, 61, 62.

4.15pm: Slipped from Buoy – Weighed Port anchor – Proceeded course & speed as requisite for Inner Harbour.

4.45pm: Stopped – Secured Bow & Stern to No. 7 Moorings – Brindisi. Let fires die out in Main Boilers.


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14 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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15 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Seaman Gunners & Ordinary Seamen gunnery class to instructions.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 63.


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16 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Divers examining under water fittings.

11.15am: Received 100 cases of 3 Pounder ammunition for Drifters from HMS Amethyst.

pm: Gunners party striking down ammunition.


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17 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Divers examining underwater fittings.

am: Sent all Japanese Rifles to HMS Amethyst & ammunition for same.

pm: Gunnery & OS Training class to instruction. Received on board .303 Rifles from HMS Amethyst.


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18 November 1915

Brindisi to Sea – Patrolling

Lat 40.4, Long 19.1 [Bgs]

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.45am: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

7.50am TBD Audace in company.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.03am: Sighted lifebuoy & floating wreckage. Course as requisite to examine it.

10.30am: Resumed course.

11.00am: Secured.

Noon: Zigzagging as requisite. [& for rest of the day]

1.50pm: Passed through Drifter patrol.

11.55pm: Sasseno [Sazan] Island Light S59E.


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19 November 1915

Patrolling at Sea to Brindisi

Lat 40.2, Long 18.6 [Bgs]

am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

8.00am: Passed through Drifter Patrol.

10.00am: Sighted strange Destroyer - Challenged - Replied correct.

11.00am: Sighted HMS Amethyst and Ferruchio [Italian Cruiser Francesco Ferruccio?] steering SE. Course as requisite for closing them.

3.45pm: Course as requisite for approaching Brindisi.

4.40pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom. Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

5.10pm: Stopped - Secured Bow & Stern to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi. Banked fires - steam at 3 hours notice.


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20 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.10am: Collier Ellerdale came alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

2.45pm: Finished coaling - Received [blank] tons.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 65. Discharged 1 Cell Prisoner to HMS Bristol.

5.20pm: Cast off Collier.


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21 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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22 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands provisioning ship.

9.15am&pm: Acting Seamen Gunners training class to instruction.


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23 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Acting Seamen Gunners & Gunnery training classes to instruction.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 66.


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24 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamen Gunners & Ordinary Seamen training classes to instruction.

1.00pm: Landed Store Party.

4.30pm: Store Party returned on board.


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25 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Acting Seamen Gunners & Ordinary Seamen Gunnery training classes to instruction.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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26 November 1915

Brindisi to Sea Patrolling

Lat 40.0, Long 18.8 [Bgs]

7.00am: Slipped and proceeded - course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

7.15am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

7.35am: Zigzagging as requisite. 1 Italian TBD in company.

am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.30am: Secured.

11.00am: Passed through Drifter Patrol.

2.30pm: Destroyer parted company.


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27 November 1915

Brindisi to Sea Patrolling & at Brindisi

Lat 40.2, Long 18.6 [Bgs]

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

6.30am: Sighted Drifters (6) in Valona Bay. [Vlore, Albania]

7.00am: Italian TBD rejoined.

1.18pm: Lecci Tower ~ St. Cataldo Light S75W. [San Cataldo di Lecce Light?]

3.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering Brindisi Harbour.

4.30pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom. Course & speed as requisite for Inner Harbour.

4.55pm: Stopped. Secured Bow and Stern to No. 7 Moorings. Let fires die out in Main Boilers.


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28 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands striking down ammunition.


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29 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Acting Seamen Gunners & Seamans training class to instruction.


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30 November 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Collier Dalton came alongside.

10.30am: Commenced coaling.

2.30pm: Finished coaling - Received 220 tons.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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1 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Ordinary Seaman training class & Acting Seaman Gunners to instruction.


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2 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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3 December 1915

Brindisi to Sea

Lat 39.8, Long 18.3 [Bgs]

2.45am: Tugs came alongside.

2.50am: Slipped & Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour.

3.10am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

3.30am: 2 Italian TBDs in company. Ardente & Espero.

am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

8.40am: Altered course to inspect Torpedo Boat.

8.50am: Resumed course.

10.00am: Course as requisite waiting for Steamer Thira off St. Maria di Lucia. [Santa Maria di Leuca?]

10.30am: Sighted Thira & 1 Italian TBD in company.

11.00am: Espero took over escort of Thira.

pm: Keeping in sight of Thira and making good 6 knots.

4.00pm: Course as requisite to take station 6 miles to North of Tara[?Thira] for the night.

5.15pm: Arrived in station.


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4 December 1915

Brindisi to Sea & at Brindisi

Lat 41.4, Long 18.9 [DR]

am: Zigzagging as requisite Ardente 2 cables astern.

6.45am: Fixed ship in Gulf of Drin. Altered course South to rejoined Thara[?Thira] & Espero.

7.00am: Sighted Tara[?Thira] & Espero SW½W. Course as requisite to remain patrolling in Gulf of Drin.

9.10am: Sighted submarine S36W about 5 miles distant. Course as requisite to get to seaward of her zigzagging every 10 mins.

9.45am: Sighted Periscope 600 yards on Port Beam - observed Torpedo fired at same instant. Altered course to starboard. Increased to Full speed. Opened fire with Port battery. Third shot observed to explode. 2 Torpedoes observed to pass under stern. Ardente passed over spot where submarine last seen & dropped bombs. 2 Explosions one very heavy with black smoke.

9.48am: Altered course to pass over spot of large explosion, no sign of wreckage.

9.58am: Course as requisite to proceed to southward of Gulf of Drin - zigzagging as requisite.

10.20am: Observed Espero rejoining.

10.30am: Shaped course for Brindisi.

2.15pm: Observed floating wreck of small schooner.

3.30pm: Arrived off Brindisi.

4.00pm: Passed thro’ outer boom.

4.30pm: Stopped - Secured bow and stern to No. 7 Moorings Brindisi. Let fires die out in main boilers.


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5 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Collier Dalton came alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.10am: Finished coaling - Received 220 tons.


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6 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands employed securing boats for sea – getting up ammunition & as requisite.


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7 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Acting Seamen Gunners & Ordinary Seaman’s training class to instruction.

pm: Gunners Party dismounting 6 Pounder gun.


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8 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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9 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: OD training class to instruction. Able Seamen to Small arm drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.30pm: 8 Ratings joined ship from HMS Dublin.


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10 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Exercised General Drill – Fire Stations – repel aerial attack & away all boats crews – pull round fleet.

pm: OD Gunnery training class to instructions.

2.40pm: Prepared to shift Billet to No. 8 Moorings. Tugs came alongside.

3.00pm: Shifted Billet to No. 8 Moorings.


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11 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

3.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 67, 68, 69.


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12 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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13 December 1915

[Brindisi]

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Ordinary Seamans Gunnery training class to instructions. Guns crews at Loader Drill.


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14 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

Omitted in error [Entered at end of log book]

7.30am: Diving Party preparing Diving boat.

am&pm: Diving Party examining underwater fittings. Ordinary Seamens Gunnery training class to instructions.


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15 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

Tuesday 14th December omitted in error entered at end of log. [but placed above to maintain chronological order]

am&pm: Divers examining underwater fittings.


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16 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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17 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Divers examining under water fittings. Hands unloading store lighter.

pm: Divers examining under water fittings.


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18 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Divers examining under water fittings.


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19 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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20 December 1915

Brindisi to Sea – Patrolling

Lat 40.3, Long 18.6 [Bgs]

7.30am: Slipped & proceeded course & speed as requisite.

7.50pm: Passed thro’ outer boom.

8.10am: Zigzagging as requisite.

10.40am: Course as requisite communicating with French TBD.

pm: Zigzagging as requisite.


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21 December 1915

Sea Patrolling to Brindisi

Lat 40.2, Long 18.5 [Bgs]

0.08am: Otranto Light S11W.

2.12am: Otranto Light S87W.

6.10am: Sighted Mazzini - Course as requisite communicating with her.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Course as requisite for firing 1" aiming rifle at Drifting Target.

11.00am: Finished Firing.

pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

pm: French TBD proceeding into harbour independently.

3.45pm: Course as requisite for entering Brindisi.

4.20pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom. Course & speed as requisite for Inner Harbour.

4.45pm: Stoped - Secured Bow & Stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi.


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22 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Sub. Lieut. Rogers joined ship.

9.35am: Gunnery training class to instructions.

12.30pm: Collier Dalton secured alongside. Hands employed stripping down 2 Pounder Pom Pom & rigging Collier for coaling.

7.00pm: Sub. Lieut. Wingfield left ship.


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23 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

12.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 255 Tons.

1.50pm: Collier Dalton left ship.


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24 December 1915

Brindisi to Sea - Patrolling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Engineers Store Party drawing oil from Gallipoli.

3.00pm: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite.

3.25pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

4.00pm: Zigzagging as requisite 1 French TBD in company.

8.04pm: Saseno Light S64E. [Ishull i Sazanit/Sazan Island]

10.25pm: Fano Island Light S22E. [Othonoi]


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25 December 1915

At Sea patrolling

Lat 40.3, Long 18.7 [Bgs]

am&pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

10.30am: Passed 5 Drifters on Patrol.

11.15am: Sighted French TBD Tirallieur. [Tirailleur?]


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26 December 1915

Sea Patrolling to Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

8.00am: Coures as requisite for entering Brindisi.

8.45am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

9.05am: Stopped - Secured to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi.

2.30pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.

4.50pm: Collier Dalton secured alongside.


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27 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.55pm: Finished coaling - Received 210 tons.


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28 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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29 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Ordinary Seamen’s Gunnery training class to instructions. Remainder of Hands working about boats – restowing sail room, scraping & refitting as requisite.


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30 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Ordinary Seamen’s Gunnery training class to instructions. All Guns crews to Loader drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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31 December 1915

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Ordinary Seamen's class to Instructions.

1.30pm: Ordinary Seamen Gunnery Training Class to Instructions.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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[From 1st to 15th Jan - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm]


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1 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

1.00pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.


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2 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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3 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Landed Marine Detatchment for Musketry Practice.

11.45am: Marine detatchment returned aboard.


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4 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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5 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Tugs shifted ship alongside Collier St. Andrew.

2.30pm: Tugs shifted ship back to No. 8 Moorings.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 71.


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6 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

1.00pm: Sent Store Party to Collier Transport Kassala for Stores.

5.45pm: Watch provisioning ship from Drifter with stores.


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7 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.55am: Sent store party to Collier Kassala.

am: Hands employed stowing provisions.


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8 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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9 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.30am: Hands muster by Open List.

2.30pm: Landed Funeral Party.

3.00pm: Raised steam in all Boilers as Emergency Ship.

5.00pm: Watch employed getting up ammunition.

[No leave today]


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10 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: 1 Sergeant RMLI joined ship from HMS Queen.

5.00pm: Let fires die out in Main Boilers.


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11 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.15am: Collier St. Andrew secured alongside.

10.40am: Commenced coaling.

12.10pm: Finished Coaling - Received 80 tons.

2.20pm: Cast off Collier.


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12 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Lost overboard by accident 1 2" Hose & connections.


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13 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.40am: Seamen and Marines mustered for Medical Inspection.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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14 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 73.


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15 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.35am: Drifter with Provisions arrived alongside - Port Watch provisioning ship.

pm: Hands striking down Provisions & as generally requisite.


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16 January 1916

Brindisi to Taranto

Lat 39.7, Long 18.4 [X Bgs]

3.00am: Raised steam in all boilers for full speed.

6.30am: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.50am: Passed thro’ outer boom.

7.30am: Zigzagging as requisite.

9.00am: 1 Italian TBD in company.

11.00am: Italian TBD parted company.

1.30pm: St. Andrea Light House abeam. [Torre Sant’Andrea]

3.00pm: Sighted TBD HMS Rifleman.

3.45pm: Course as requisite for entering through Outer Harbour.

4.15pm: Passed through Boom into Mare Grande.

4.25pm: Stopped engines waiting for bridge to open.

4.50pm: Proceeded into Mare Piccolo [Taranto].

5.00pm: Stopped - Secured to No. 6 Buoy. Banked fires at 4 hours notice.


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17 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

12.30pm: Landed working parties to assist in docking ship.

1.40pm: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite into Dry Dock.

2.10pm: Arrived in Taranto Dry Dock.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 74. Discharged 1 Stoker to HMS Venerable for Cell Punishment.


[From 18th to 25th Jan - Leave to Watch from about 1.15pm to 4.45pm]


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18 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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19 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Marines to Musketry Drill & Landing operation exercise.


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20 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Marines to ammunition & Maxim Gun drill.


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21 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Marines exercising at Bayonet fighting.

2.30pm: Mr Cook - Carpenter - left ship for England in SS Iris.


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22 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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23 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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24 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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25 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Marines at Signal instruction.


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26 January 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.05am: Left Dock in tow of tug.

7.45am: Let go starboard anchor.

8.30am: Collier Bendew came alongside.

9.15am: Commenced coaling.

1.50pm: Finished coaling - Received 246 tons.

2.20pm: Collier Bendew cast off.

6.00pm: Hands employed taking in stores from SS Isis.


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27 January 1916

[Taranto]

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Exchanged 25 cases of 4" ammunition with SS Demetion. [Demetian?]

1.30pm: Leave to Watch till 5pm.

3.10pm: Discharged 2 Rating to SS Isis for Malta Hospital.

5.00pm: Read Warrants Nos. 75 & 76. Discharged 1 Stoker & 1 AB to HMS Venerable for cell punishment.


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28 January 1916

Taranto to Brindisi

Lat 39.8, Long 18.5 [X Bgs]

6.00am: Hands getting up ammunition and preparing for sea.

7.15am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving Mare Piccolo.

7.30am: Passed into Mare Grande course & speed as requisite for leaving Mare Grande.

7.50am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.00am: Sighted St. Andrea Light House N87E. [Torre Sant’Andrea]

10.45am: Secured.

11.56am: Rounded C. St. Maria di Luca. [Capo Santa Maria di Leuca]

1.05pm: C. Otranto Light House abeam 5 ½ miles. [Capo d’Otranto]

2.10pm: Sighted & Challenged Italian TBD.

2.20pm: Italian TBD took station astern.

3.40pm: Sighted & Challenged Puglia [Italian Cruiser] & destroyers & HMS Dartmouth & destroyers.

4.35pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

4.50pm: Stopped. Secured Bow and Stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi. Hands striking down ammunition.


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29 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Collier Kassala came alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

9.25am: Finished coaling. Received 90 tons.

3.00pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.


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30 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

2.30pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.


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31 January 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & preparing ammunition & preparing for sea. Raised steam for full speed.

4.10pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite to get to Outer Harbour.

4.30pm: Secured bow and stern to H Moorings - Outer Harbour.

7.00pm: Banked fires at 1 hours notice.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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1 February 1916

Brindisi to Sea - patroling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.40am: Paid Monthly Money.

10.10am: Exercised all Sightsetters & Control Parties. Guns crews at Loader – Boats crews cleaning out boats.

12.30pm: Raised steam for full speed.

3.15pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

3.25pm: Stopped.

3.35pm: Proceeded. Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

3.55pm: Sighted and challenged Quarto [Italian Cruiser] & Destroyers.

4.15pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

pm: 1 Italian TBD in company.


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2 February 1916

Patroling at sea to Brindisi

Lat 41.4, Long 19.2 [X Bgs]

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

7.35am: Sighted convoy inshore steering North. Two French TBDs in company.

8.05am: Large explosion on Starboard quarter SSE. 10 miles. Merchant ship sunk.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

11.55am: Heard gunfire to SE ward.

12.30pm: Ceased to hear gun fire.

pm: 1 Italian TBD in company.

3.50pm: Passed RN Puglia [Italian cruiser?] & 1 French TBD steering NE.

4.55pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

5.15pm: Stopped - Secured bow & stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi – Let fires die out.

6.00pm: Collier Kassala came alongside.


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3 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

9.40am: Finished coaling. Received 155 tons.

10.35am: Cast off collier.

3.00pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.


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4 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.40am: Landed Marine detatchment for drill.

9.40am: Guinners Party as requisite. ODs & Boys Training class at Boat Sailing Instruction.

3.00pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.


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5 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.

5.10pm: Discharged 1 AB to HMS Queen.


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6 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.00am: Raised steam for full speed. Hands getting up ammunition & preparing for sea.

11.45am: Tugs came alongside. Slipped from Buoys & proceeded Course & speed as requisite for Outer Harbour.

12.05pm: Secured Bow & Stern to H Buoys Outer Harbour Brindisi.

6.00pm: Banked fires at 1 hours notice.

7.00pm: Watch at Night Defence Stations.


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7 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.30am: Raised steam for full speed at ½ hour notice.

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters – Control Divisional Drill.

10.50am: Secured – Guns crews to Loader drill.

12.40pm: Slipped from H Moorings & proceeded in tow of tugs to Inner Harbour.

1.15pm: Secured to No. 8 Moorings Inner Harbour Brindisi.

6.00pm: Banked fires at 1 hours notice.


[From 8th to 12th Feb - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm]


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8 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Sightsetters to drill. Gunners Party as requisite.

Noon: Let fires die out in main boilers.

pm: Hands striking down ammunition & working about boats.


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9 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Seamanship Training Class & Boys to Instructions in Sailing Barge. Control Party to drill. Marine detatchment at Bayonet drill.

pm: Gunners Party refitting ammunition whips.


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10 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamanship Training Class to Instructions in boat pulling & sailing. Marines at Squad drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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11 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Landed store party


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12 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands employed restowing provision rooms.

pm: Hands employed provisioning ship and getting up ammunition.

7.00pm: Received Engineers stores.


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13 February 1916

Brindisi to Sea - patroling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Raised steam for full speed.

11.00am: Unshackled from buoy.

Noon: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

12.15pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

12.48pm: Zigzagging as requisite 2 French TBDs in company.

2.23pm: Sighted and Challenged Quarto [Italian cruiser] & 2 TBDs.

pm: Zigzagging as requisite.


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14 February 1916

Patroling at Sea to Brindisi

Lat 41.3, Long 19.1 [X Bgs]

1.45am: Sighted a bright white light on starboard bow zigzagged.

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

7.45am: Sent TBD Bouclier [French] in to examine Durazzo [Durres, Albania] Harbour.

9.30am: Bouclier rejoined.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters – control drill etc.

2.45pm: Sighted & challenged French TBD.

3.15pm: Sighted Brindisi Town S30W.

4.00pm: Course as requisite for entering Harbour. Passed thro’ outer Boom.

4.23pm: Stopped - Secured bow and stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi. Let fires die out.


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15 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Struck down ammunition.

7.15am: Collier Kassala secured alongside.

8.10am: Commenced coaling

11.25am: Finished coaling - Received 245 tons.

1.40pm: Cast off collier.

4.00pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition and preparing for sea.


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16 February 1916

Brindisi to Sea – patroling

Lat 41.2, Long 19.0 [X Bgs]

8.05am: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.20am: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

9.00am: Zigzagging as requisite. Station 1 mile WSW of HMS Sapphire.

12.33pm: Sighted conning tower of Submarine N33E distant 5 or 6 miles.

12.34pm: Submarine disappeared.

1.30 - 2.45pm: Sighted several Drifters and 4 Transports.

4.30pm: Sighted and Challenged French TBD Bouclier.

5.00pm: Bouclier took station astern.

6.25pm: Took station 5 cables astern of HMS Sapphire.

6.30pm: Bouclier parted company.

7.50pm: Course as requisite waiting for Bouclier to rejoin.

8.45pm: Bouclier rejoined.

11.55pm: Sighted searchlights of Brindisi.


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17 February 1916

Sea - patroling to Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

0:50am: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

1.20am: Stopped - Secured to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi. Banked fires at 2 hours notice.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6pm.


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18 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Bos’ns Party & Refitting Party fitting new picking up rope.

3.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 6pm.


[From 19th to 26th Feb - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm]


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19 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

2.00pm: Collier River Swan came alongside. Hands taking in stores from Collier.


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20 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.25am: Finished coaling - Received 140 tons.

11.45am: Cast off Collier River Swan.


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21 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Diving party - diving in cutter. Remainder of Hands refitting picking up rope & 2½“ wire.


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22 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Diving party diving in cutter.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 78.


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23 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Diving party diving in cutter.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 79.


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24 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Landed Store Party.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.55pm: Carpenters & Engineers Stores arrived on board.

[No leave today]


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25 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.30pm: Read Warrant No. 80.


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26 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30pm: Prepared for sea. Got up ammunition.

9.00pm: Unshackled from Buoy - Rove slip rope.


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27 February 1916

Brindisi to Sea – patroling

Lat 40.7, Long 19.2 [X Bgs]

Midnight: Slipped from Buoys. Course as requisite for leaving harbour.

0.17am: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

1.00am: Zigzagging as requisite. 2 Italian TBDs in company.

5.50am: Sighted Durazzo [Durres, Albania] bearing N60E.

6.30am: Observed large amount of smoke rising from Durazzo Town. [Town being occupied by Austrians]

9.00am: Detached Bronzetti (Italian TBD) to search Durazzo Harbour. [Pilade Bronzetti]

10.00am: Bronzetti rejoined.

12.58pm: Sighted & fired 2 rounds 4" at object resembling periscope. Increased to full speed.

1.05pm: Resumed course. Italian TBD Ardito dropped 2 explosive bombs on object.

3.00pm: Sighted Brindisi.

3.45pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom. Course & speed as requisite for Inner Harbour.

4.05pm: Stopped. Secured bow & stern to No. 8 moorings - Brindisi.

5.30pm: 1 Telegraphist joined ship from HMS Weymouth.


[From 28th Feb to 2nd March - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm]


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28 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Aerial Guns crews & control party to drill.


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29 February 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Collier River Swan came alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling.

10.10am: Finished coaling - Received 150 tons.

1.15pm: Sent store party to SS Trelawny.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

12.45pm: Paid Monthly money to Ships Company.


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2 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.40am: All guns crews to Loader drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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3 March 1916

Brindisi to Corfu

Lat 40.2, Long 18.5 [X Bgs]

am: Raised steam for full speed. Hands employed getting up ammunition & preparing for sea.

9.00am: Slipped from Buoy. Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.15am: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

9.50am: Zigzagging as requisite.

12.25pm: Otranto Light abeam 2 miles.

1.10pm: Reduced to 185 revs ceased zigzagging - very heavy SW wind and sea.

3.50pm: Course as requisite for passing through North Channel for Corfu anchorage.

4.15pm: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

5.00pm: Arrived off anchorage. Stopped.

5.10pm: Proceeded thro’ Inner Boom.

5.25pm: Stopped - let go port anchor. Anchorage bearings Citadel Light House [From Lighthouse Directory Sidero light is within the Venetian citadel at the East end of the town of Kerkyra] S51E, Calovero Island [From Mediterannean Pilot 800 yards west of Vido – Nafsika?] N7E

5.30pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes. Let fires die out in Main Boilers.


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4 March 1916

Corfu Anchorage

Lat 39.63, Long 19.91 [Estimate from above anchorage bearings]

am: Boys & Ordinary Seamen to sailing instruction.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Leave to Chief & Petty Officers 1st class till 6pm.


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5 March 1916

Corfu Anchorage to Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 18.4 [X Bgs]

6.15am: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.35am: Passed thro’ Inner Boom.

7.00am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

1.00pm: Brindisi Sem [Semaphore?] Tower S46W.

1.20pm: Course as requisite to pass thro’ outer Boom.

1.45pm: Stopped - Secured bow & stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi – Let fires die out in Main Boilers.

1.59pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

3.00pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.

pm: Watch preparing ship for coaling & struck down ammunition.

5.00pm: Collier Swan River secured alongside.


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6 March 1916

Brindisi to Sea - Patroling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

9.45am: Finished coaling - Received 160 tons.

10.25am: Collier Swan River cast off.

1.40pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to HMS Weymouth for Malta Hospital. Raised steam for full speed. Hands preparing for sea & getting up ammunition – Read Warrant No. 81.

4.00pm: Slipped from Buoy - Proceeded course & speed as requisite.

4.15pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

9.50pm: Zigzagging as requisite. 1 TBD in company.

10.00pm: Heavy Southerly swell and violent sea.


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7 March 1916

Patroling at Sea to Valona anchorage [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

5.00am: TBD parted company to proceed to Valona.

7.20am: Sighted 5 drifters on patrol in Square 15.

8.00am: Course as requisite for rounding Cape Linguetta & entering Valona. Very violent squalls.

9.12am: Stopped.

9.15am: Let go starboard anchor Valona Town. Banked fires at ½ hours notice.


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8 March 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania] to Sea Patroling

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

8.30am: Exercised General Quarters - All guns crews exercised at 1" aiming Rifle at target towed by steam boat.

pm: Watch at Aerial Guard Stations.

5.25pm: Weighed starboard anchor.

5.52pm: Passed thro’ Boom.

6.05pm: Arrived off Cape Linguetta.

6.30pm: Zigzagging as requisite.


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9 March 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania] to Sea Patroling

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

5.00am: Altered course to avoid Drifters.

6.00am: Altered course 7 drifters in sight.

7.00am: Otranto Light House N72W 3 miles. Course as requisite for inspecting Drifters.

9.30am: Shaped course for Cape Linguetta.

10.00am: Passed Cape Linguetta – Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.35am: Stopped - Let go port anchor at Valona. Banked fires at ½ hours notice.

pm: Watch at Aerial Guard Stations.

5.30pm: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.52pm: Passed thro’ Boom. Course as requisite for rounding Cape Linguetta.

6.30pm: Zigzagging as requisite. 1 Italian TBD in company.


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10 March 1916

Valona to Patroling at Sea or at Brindisi

Lat 40.5, Long 19.2 [X Bgs]

6.00am: Course as requisite for inspecting Drifters.

7.20am: Rounded Cape Linguetta. Course as requisite for Valona anchorage.

8.25am: Stopped - let go port anchor.

10.00am: Weighed port anchor.

10.15am: Proceeded.

10.45am: Passed thro’ Boom.

5.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for passing thro’ Boom.

5.45pm: Stopped. Secured bow & stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi.


[From 11th to 21st March - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm]


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11 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes. Held Regatta amongst British Ships in Port.


[There’s a picture of ‘winning stokers cutters crew March 1916’ presumably from the Regatta]


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12 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

3.00pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.


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13 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.20am: Collier River Swan secured alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.30am: Finished coaling - Received 240 tons.

1.00pm: Collier River Swan cast off.


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14 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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15 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.00am: Marines to small arm inspection.


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16 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Landed Marines for route march.


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17 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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18 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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19 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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20 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.35am: Marine detatchment landed for Musketry practice.

8.00am: Landed store party.

11.15am: Carpenters and Engineers Stores received on board.

1.00pm: Landed store party.


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21 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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22 March 1916

Brindisi to Sea - patroling

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands preparing for sea & getting up ammunition.

4.30pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

4.45pm: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

5.30pm: Zigzagging as requisite. 1 Italian TBD in company.


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23 March 1916

Sea to Valona anchorage

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

4.30am: Sighted lights of 5 Drifters.

6.00am: Course as requisite for inspecting Drifters on line Sasseno – Otranto.

6.00am: Italian TBD parted company.

8.00am: Course as requisite for rounding Cape Linguetta – passing thro’ Boom & proceeding to anchorage.

8.25am: Stopped.

8.30am: Let go starboard anchor off Valona. Banked fires at ½ hours notice. Anchorage bearings Kanine Castle East; Cape Treporti N35W

pm: Watch at aerial guard stations.


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24 March 1916

Valona Anchorage

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

9.00am: Exercised General Quarters. Exercised all guns crews at 1” Aiming Rifle practice – at target towed by Steam Cutter.

pm: Watch at anti-aerial gun stations.


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25 March 1916

Valona anchorage to Sea - patroling

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

5.45pm: Weighed starboard anchor - Proceeded course as requisite.

6.15pm: Passed thro’ Boom. Course as requisite for rounding Cape Linguetta.

6.30pm: Zigzagging as requisite.


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26 March 1916

Sea patroling to Valona & Brindisi

Lat 40.4, Long 19.2 [X Bgs]

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

5.30am: Sighted several drifters WSW. Course as requisite for examining drifter line of patrol.

7.40am: Course as requisite for rounding Linguetta & entering Valona.

8.15am: Stopped.

8.20am: Let go starboard anchor.

10.15am: Weighed starboard anchor. Hoving engines as requisite to keep position.

11.00am: Proceeded.

11.40am: Rounded Cape Linguetta.

Noon: Passed several Drifters on Patrol.

2.25pm: Challenged and passed HMS Weymouth and 2 TBDs.

4.15pm: Altered course for Brindisi.

4.30pm: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

5.00pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

5.15pm: Stopped. Secured bow and stern to No. 8 Moorings. Let fires die out.


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27 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands striking down ammunition & preparing for coaling.

10.10am: Collier River Swan secured alongside.

10.45am: Commenced coaling.

4.00pm: Finished coaling - Received 290 tons.

pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 10pm.


[From 28th March to 2nd April - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm]


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28 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 82.


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29 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Rigged Diving boat. Landed Store party.

8.30am: Diving Party examining under water fittings.


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30 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Gunners Party dismounting 4" guns. Returned several cases of ammunition to Collier.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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31 March 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Dismounting party & Blacking Down Party as requisite.

11.30am: 16 Stoker Ratings left ship for Taranto Squadron.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Bos’ns Party Blacking down aloft.

1.00pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement. Hands make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Engineer Lieut. Spalding left ship for England.


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2 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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3 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Marines landed for musketry practice.

11.00am: Hands getting up ammunition and preparing for sea.


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4 April 1916

Brindisi to Corfu Island

Lat 39.85, Long 20.0 [X Bgs]

5.30am: Embarked 2 French officers & 114 men for passage to Corfu.

6.00am: Slipped from Buoys. Proceeded.

6.15am: Passed outer Boom.

7.00am: Ran into Fog bank. 1 Italian TBD in company.

8.30am: Fog lifted.

10.45am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

12.30pm: French TBD Spahi appeared to Pilot into harbour.

12.50pm: Course as requisite for following Spahi.

1.35pm: Passed thro’ outer Boom.

2.05pm: Passed thro’ Inner Boom. Stopped - French Officer came aboard.

2.10pm: Proceeded.

2.22pm: Stopped - Let go port anchor. Anchorage bearings: Citadel Light S28E; Fort Neuf S10W.

3.30pm: Disembarked French Ratings to Waldeck Rousseau [French cruiser]


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5 April 1916

Corfu Anchorage

Lat 39.63, Long 19.91

am: Sent away all boats crews sailing.

pm: 1st & 2nd Cutters away sailing.

5.20pm: 9 Ratings from Trawler Section joined ship for passage to Brindisi.


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6 April 1916

Corfu Anchorage to Brindisi

Lat 39.78, Long 19.97 [Estimate from true bearing and distance at noon as X Bgs entered put ship in land]

am: Guns crews to Loader Drill.

11.20am: Weighed starboard anchor – Proceeded.

11.30am: Passed thro’ Inner Boom.

Noon: True bearing and distance:- Tignoso Light N20E, 1.5 miles

Noon: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

1.25pm: Sighted & Challenged Italian Destroyer.

3.00pm: Passed thro’ Drifter Patrol line.

3.17pm: Sighted aircraft - Manned AA guns.

3.20pm: Seaplane showed Italian Colours.

5.30pm: Sighted 4 Italian Destroyers ahead.

6.45pm: Course & speed as requisite for passing thro’ Outer Boom & into Inner Harbour.

7.10pm: Stopped - Secured bow & stern to No. 8 Moorings Brindisi.

7.15pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

7.45pm: Collier Elswick Grange came alongside.


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7 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands striking down ammunition & preparing for coaling.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.50am: Finished coaling - Received 190 tons.

3.00pm: Leave to Watch till 6pm.

4.00pm: Read Warrants 83, 84, 85, 86.

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Petty Officer & 4 Stokers RNR to HMS Liverpool. 1 Stoker Petty Officer & 4 Stokers RNR to HMS Dartmouth.


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8 April 1916

Brindisi to Patroling at Sea

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

6.00pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course & speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.15pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

7.00pm: Zigzagging as requisite. 1 French TBD Bouclier in company.


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9 April 1916

Brindisi to Valona Anchorage & at Sea Patroling

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

5.35am: Arrived on Drifter patrol line. Bouclier parted company.

6.45am: Course as requisite for inspecting drifters & proceeding into Valona.

7.10am: Rounded Cape Linguetta – Course & speed as requisite for passing thro’ Boom & approaching anchorage.

7.45am: Stopped.

7.48am: Let go port anchor. Banked fires at ½ hours notice.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded.

6.25pm: Eased to pass thro’ Boom.

6.40pm: Cape Linguetta abeam 4 cables.

6.45pm: Zigzagging as requisite.


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10 April 1916

Valona Anchorage to Sea patrolling & at Valona

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

6.15am: Course as requisite for inspecting Drifters & entering Valona.

7.15am: Passed thro’ boom.

7.48am: Stopped - Let go port anchor.

am: Exercised all guns crews at firing .303 at towed target. Remainder of hands overhauling 4½ " wire & as requisite.

pm: Watch at Aerial Defence Stations.


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11 April 1916

Valona Anchorage to Brindisi

Lat 40.5, Long 18.9 [Estimate using distance and direction travelled from Cape Linguetta]

9.00am: Exercised all Marines at Rifle Practice – all Cox’ns of Boats & Petty Officers at Pistol Practice.

10.30am: Weighed port anchor. Proceeded.

11.00am: Eased to 130 revs passing thro’ Boom.

11.15am: Rounded Cape Linguetta. Zigzagging as requisite.

Noon: 1 French TBD Bory [Commandant Bory] in company.

1.15pm: French TBD Bouclier joined company.

1.36pm: Passed 8 Drifters on passage to patrol.

3.45pm: Altered course for Swept Channel to Brindisi.

4.15pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

4.22pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

4.40pm: Stopped.

4.45pm: Secured bow and stern to No. 8 Moorings – Brindisi. Let fires die out. Hands employed striking down ammunition.

5.30pm: Lieut. Haworth RNR joined ship.


[From 12th to 30th April - Leave to Watch from about 3pm to 6pm (4 to 7pm from 26th )]


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12 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.25am: Collier Elswick Grange secured alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 180 tons.

1.15pm: Cast off collier.

3.15pm: Lieut. Curtis left ship.


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13 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Sent Escort to Taranto with 2 prisoners from Manzanita. [Admiralty drifter]

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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14 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Gunnery Training Class & Gunners party dismounting 4" guns. Remainder of Hands cleaning out Boats – Refitting side-screens & as requisite.


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15 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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16 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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17 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands employed clearing out holds. Gunners Party dismounting 4” guns. Landed Store Party.

pm: Landed Store Party. Gunners Party dismounting A I gun. Remainder of Hands employed clearing holds.

4.30pm: 4 ERAs[Engine Room Artificers] joined ship from HMS London.


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18 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Hands provisioning ship.

pm: Dismounting Party dismounting 4” guns. Remainder of Hands striking down provisions.


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19 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.50am: Landed Marine Detatchment for Route March – Dismounting party dismounting 4” guns. All Sightsetters to drill. Bos’ns party surveying condemned gear. Remainder working about boats.


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20 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Dismounting party dismounting 4” guns.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 87.


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21 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.00am: Read Prayers.

4.10pm: Roman Catholic Church Party landed. [Good Friday]


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22 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Read Warrant Nos. 58 & 59. [Out of sequence so may by 88 & 89?] Watch securing for sea and getting up ammunition.

9.00pm: Raised steam in all boilers for full speed.


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23 April 1916

Brindisi to Sea & at Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

Midnight: Slipped from Buoys – Proceeded.

0.15am: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

0.50am: 2 French TBDs in company.

am: Zigzagging as requisite.

11.25am: Course & speed as requisite for entering harbour.

11.52am: Stopped - Secured bow and stern to No. 8 Moorings Inner Harbour Brindisi.


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24 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Collier Elswick Grange came alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

10.20am: Finished coaling - Received 162 tons.


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25 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Exercised divers at monthly dip.

am: Dismounting Party working about 4” Guns. Lost overboard by accident brushes Paint, 1 in no. Pattern No. ~~.

pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings. Gunners Party dismounting 4” Guns.


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26 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.00am: Diving party rigged diving boat.

7.00am: Diving party to breakfast and clean.

7.45am: Diving party carrying on examining underwater fittings.

am: Gunner’s Party mounting A II. Ordinary Seamen boat sailing.

1.00pm: Diving party carrying on examining underwater fittings.

2.10pm: Landed Funeral party.

3.55pm: Libertymen and patrol landed.

4.15pm: Funeral Party returned on board.

7.00pm: Libertymen returned onboard.

7.40pm: Patrol returned.


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27 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.25am: Dismounting party at work on A III gun.

9.45am: Station Party landed - one marine left ship for Taranto.

9.55am: Sent Guard of 1 Petty Officer & 4 hands to SS Wabasha.

10.15am: Sent Marine Guard to Manzanita. [Admiralty drifter]

10.30am: Station Party returned.

11.50am: Marine Guard returned.

1.00pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

3.30pm: Football party landed.

5.45pm: Guard returned from SS Wabasha. Football party returned onboard.


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28 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.30am: Sent Guard of 1 Petty Officer and 4 hands to SS Wabasha.

8.25am: Dismounting party at work on A III Gun.

am: Nos. 2 & 3 of All Guns and Ammunition supply parties to drill.

pm: Dismounting party at work on 4" guns.

6.00pm: Guard returned from SS Wabasha.


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29 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.40am: Sent Armed Guard of 1 Gunner, 1 Petty Officer, 1 Leading Seaman, and 8 Seamen to SS Wabasha.

5.50pm: Guard returned from SS Wabasha.


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30 April 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.30am: Two Carpenter's Crews joined ship from SS Isonzo. [?HMS Isonzo ex SS Isis]


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LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

Brindisi to Patrolling at Sea

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Guns Crews exercised Aerial Attack.

1.00pm: Hands paid monthly payment.

1.40pm: Hands preparing ship for sea. Got up ammunition.

5.30pm: Unshackled from buoys.

6.30pm: Slipped from buoys. Proceeded course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.45pm: Passed thro’ Outer boom.

7.26pm: Zigzagging.


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2 May 1916

Patroling at sea and Valona Anchorage

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

5.20am: Courses as requisite for inspecting Drifters.

7.00am: Course as requisite for inspecting drifters and for Valona Bay.

8.15am: Rounded Cape Linguetta.

8.17am: Reduced speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.25am: Passed outer boom.

8.50am: Stop.

8.53am: Let go starboard anchor.

10.05am: All gunlayers and sightsetters to .303 firing practice.

4.15pm: Hands to bathe until 4.25.


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3 May 1916

Valona and at sea patroling

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

8.15am: Steam cutter lowered and sent away with target in tow.

9.00am: All guns crews exercised at firing .303 at towed target.

4.15pm: Hands to bathe until 4.30.

6.30pm: Weighed starboard anchor. Proceeded.

6.55pm: Passed through boom.

7.11pm: Rounded Cape Linguetta.

7.15pm: Zigzagging.


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4 May 1916

Patroling at Sea & at Valona anchorage

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

am: Zigzagging.

3.30am: Fog came on.

4.0am: Fog thinning.

5.45am: Course as requisite for inspecting 2 tugs.

6.15am: Altered course as requisite for inspecting drifters & Valona Bay.

7.30am: Stopped.

7.34am: Let go starboard anchor.

8.20am: Aerial guns crews repelling aerial attack.

8.40am: Hands employed turning out & lowering Steam Cutter & rigging target.

9.25am: Exercised General Quarters.

am: All Gunlayers exercised at .303 firing.

3.45pm: Hoisted and turned in Steam Cutter.

4.15pm: Hands to bathe until 4.30.

6.24pm: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded. Courses as requisite for leaving Valona.

7.05pm: Cape Linguetta abeam.

7.55pm: Zigzagging.


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5 May 1916

Patroling at Sea & at Valona anchorage

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

4.15am: Altered course West & as requisite for inspecting drifters.

5.30am: Zigzagging.

6.00am: Course as requisite for inspecting drifters.

8.02am: Rounded Cape Linguetta.

8.07am: Reduced speed as requisite for entering harbour.

8.16am: Passed thro’ boom.

9.40am: Let go port anchor.

am: Exercised Abandon Ship stations. Hoisted all boats, crews securing and cleaning boats’ bottoms. Remainder closed up at aerial guns.

pm: Torpedo Party employed running torpedo.

4.15pm: Hands to bathe until 4.30.


[From 6th May to 1st June - Leave to Watch from about 5pm to 8pm; from 8th leave to Petty Officers till 10pm and usually a patrol is landed]


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6 May 1916

Valona to Brindisi

Lat 40.5, Long 19.2 [X Bgs]

6.30am: Hands employed getting out target and cleaning up decks.

6.50am: Weighed port anchor and proceeded course and speed as requisite for Gunnery.

7.40am: Stopped and lowered steam cutter and 2nd whaler and target.

7.48am: Proceeded as requisite for firing.

8.00am: General Quarters.

8.29am: Stopped and hoisted in steam cutter, whaler, target and torpedo.

9.16am: Returned to Valona Anchorage at slow speed.

10.35am: Proceeded. Passed Boom at 11.12.

11.17am: Linguetta abeam. Zigzagging.

3.47pm: Passed Outer boom. Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

4.12pm: Secured bow and stern to No. 8 Moorings Inner Harbour Brindisi.

4.30pm: Watch employed striking down ammunition.


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7 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Side Party and 2nd Whalers painting & scraping water line.

9.45am: Articles of War read to Ship's Company.

pm: Leave to Boys from 3pm to 6pm.

5.10pm: Collier Elswick Grange secured alongside.


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8 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.00am: Breakfast.

8.35am: Re-commenced coaling.

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 330 tons.

11.30am: Cast off collier.


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9 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.10am: Sent Armed Guard of 1 Leading Seaman & 2 Seamen to SS Wabasha.

9.00am: Store party sent away to draw stores.

10.00am: Store Party returned.

am&pm: Dismounting party employed dismounting X2.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 90.

5.40pm: Armed Guard returned from SS Wabasha.


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10 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.15am: Sent Armed Guard to SS Wabasha.

8.10am: Store Party of 6 seamen & 6 Stokers sent to SS Eritrea to draw oil.

am&pm: Dismounting party at work on X2 gun. Remainder refitting & overhauling coaling gear.

Noon: Store party returned.

pm: Store party employed returning empty oil drums to Collier Elswick Grange.

3.30pm: Landed football party.

5.40pm: Armed Guard returned from SS Wabasha.

6.20pm: Football party returned.


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11 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.25am: Sent Armed Guard to SS Wabasha.

am: Dismounting party at work on X2. 2nd Cutter and 2nd Whaler away under sail. Remainder refitting & overhauling coaling gear. Marines at Infantry drill.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

6.10pm: Armed Guard returned from SS Wabasha.


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12 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Dismounting party dismounting 4” guns. Leading Seaman sent to Manzanita [Admiralty drifter]

to instruct RNR ratings.

11.45am: Leading Seaman returned from Manzanita.

1.05pm: Leading Seaman to Manzanita.

3.40pm: Leading Seaman returned from Manzanita.


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13 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

4.00pm: Landed football party.

6.15pm: Football Party returned onboard.


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14 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.10am: Rigged church on Quarter Deck.

10.50am: Landed store party of 1 Petty Officer and 4 hands.

11.45pm: Store Party returned onboard.

3.00pm: Leave to Boys 3 to 6pm – Boys landed.

6.00pm: Liberty boys returned onboard.


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15 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.25am: Sent Armed Guard of 1 Petty Officer & 4 seamen to SS Wabasha.

7.25am: Landed Marines for Musketry practice.

8.25am: Dismounting party at work on B3. Port Watch turned out Barge.

9.10am: Dismounting party at work on B3. Remainder hands away sailing in 1st & 2nd Whalers, 2nd Cutter and Barge.

11.40am: Hoisted boats.

12.45pm: Marines returned.

2.15pm: Dismounting party at work on B3.

4.45pm: Landed boys & Ordinary Seamen football party.

5.45pm: Guard returned from SS Wabasha.

7.30pm: Football party returned.


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16 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.55am: Whalers duty crews away sailing. Seamen at Small Arm drill. Gunners Party dismounting 4” guns.


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17 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Dismounting Party dismounting 4” guns. Exercised Ammunition Supply Parties. Guns crews at Loader drill. Marines at small arm drill.

pm: Dismounting Party dismounting 4” guns.


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18 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: 1st & 2nd Whalers, 2nd Cutters & Barges’ crew away sailing. Marines to Loader drill.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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19 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.00am: Landed every available man for route march.

9.50am: Landing Party returned on board.

10.30am: Dismounting party working about 4" guns.

2.00pm: Dismounting party working about X2 4" gun.


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20 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

8.30pm: 8 Ordinary Seamen, 1 Stoker 2nd Class, 2 ERAs [Engine Room Artificers] joined ship from HMS Queen.


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21 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

3.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6pm.


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22 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

11.10am: Collier Politeama secured alongside.

12.30pm: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: Finished coaling - Received 115 tons.


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23 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.00am: Received on board 5 boxes of 2 Pounder Pom Pom ammunition.

2.00pm: Gunners party dismounting Poop Guns. Remainder of Hands restowing canvas rooms.


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24 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Divers examining underwater fittings.

9.30am&pm: Gunners Party dismounting Poop gun.


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25 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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26 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Dismounting Party dismounting Y2 4" gun.


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27 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

11.00am: 4 Ratings joined ship from England per HMS Isonzo.


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28 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

3.00pm: Leave to Boys till 6pm.


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29 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Bos’ns Party oiling 3½“ wire.


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30 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Guns’ crews to Loader Drill.

1.20pm: Rear Admiral Mark Kerr came on board. [Mark Edward Frederic Kerr – Commanding Adriatic Squadron]

1.40pm: Rear Admiral left ship.


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31 May 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Seamen to small arm drill.

pm: Gunners Party getting up ammunition.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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[Signed] JN Tait (1st – 20th), Geoffrey K. Rylands (20th – 30th) Navigating Officer

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1 June 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Collier Politiama secured alongside.

8.00am: Commenced coaling.

8.45am: Sent Sailmaking party to Manzanita.

8.55am: Finished coaling. Received 70 tons.

1.30pm: Paid Ship's Company monthly payment.

3.05pm: Cast off collier.


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2 June 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.20am: Seaman to Small Arm Drill.

pm: Landed Store Party.

3.55pm: Landed Funeral Firing Party.

5.00pm: 10 Ratings joined ship from SS Isonzo. [?HMS Isonzo]


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3 June 1916

Brindisi to Gibraltar

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Got up ammunition & prepared ship for sea.

10.30am: 11 Ratings left ship for Taranto.

11.00am: Discharged 13 boxes of 4" Quick Fire ammunition & 98 rounds Practice 4" to HMS Sapphire.

2.30pm: Slipped from Buoys - Proceeded course as requisite for leaving harbour.

2.45pm: Passed thro’ Outer Boom.

3.55pm: 1 French TBD Faux in company.

5.30pm: French TBD Faux parted company.

6.30pm: Zigzagging as requisite.

8.30pm: Ceased zigzagging.


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4 June 1916

At Sea Brindisi to Gibraltar

Lat 38.4, Long 15.1 [X Bgs]

am: Zigzagging from dawn, as requisite.

6.45am: Capo Spartivento Light House abeam 5 miles.

9.37am: Course as requisite passing thro’ Messina Straits.

10.00am: Cleared Messina Straits.

12.20pm: Volcano Island Light House abeam 1 mile. Watch at Cruising Stations for action.

7.05pm: San Vito Light House abeam 8 miles.

11.10pm: Marettimo Light bore S41E.


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5 June 1916

At Sea Brindisi to Gibraltar

Lat 37.8, Long 8.0 [Obs]

4.00am: Commenced Zigzagging.

8.05am: Put clocks back 30 mins.

10.05am: Exercised General Quarters, Control & Divisional Drill & Repel Torpedo attack.

11.15am: Secured.

5.30pm: Commenced zigzagging.

8.15pm: Ceased zigzagging.


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6 June 1916

At Sea Brindisi to Gibraltar

Lat 37.2, Long 0.8 [Obs]

4.15am: Commenced Zigzagging as requisite.

8.05am: Put clocks back 30 mins.

am: Exercised General Quarters – Control & Divisional drill.

11.00am: Secured.

5.33pm: Stopped Starboard Engine.

5.40pm: Proceeded both engines.

8.50pm: Cape [Cabo] de Gata Light abeam 10.4 miles.


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7 June 1916

At Sea Brindisi to Gibraltar & at Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

4.15am: Commenced Zigzagging.

7.30am: Reduced to 150 revs - ran into thick fog.

9.00am: Course as requisite for approaching & entering Gibraltar.

9.40am: Passed thro’ North Entrance to Gibraltar.

10.00am: Stopped - Secured alongside No. 3 Shed - South Mole.

pm: Hands spreading all awnings & side screens.

5.00pm: Leave to Watch till 11pm.


[From 8th June to 26th July – Leave to watch from about 5pm to 7am and sometimes land a patrol]


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8 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed unrigging mantlets, getting up ammunition and unfuzing shell.

11.30am: Rigged Diving boat.

pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition & unfuzing shell. Divers recovered 4" Tampion from Forecastle 4".


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9 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.25am: 2 ammunition lighters secured alongside.

am&pm: Hands employed returning all ammunition to lighters & as requisite.

3.50pm: All ammunition returned to Lighters.


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10 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Returned all signal books to custody.

10.10am: Discharged 1 Stoker to Hospital.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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11 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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12 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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13 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.10am: Landed Party for Memorial Service to Lord Kitchener. [Died 5th June 1916]

11.45am: Landed Hospital Party.


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14 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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15 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.00am: Shifted berth in tow of tugs to alongside Dockyard Wall.

am: Gunners, Bos’ns & Carpenters Store Parties as requisite.

4.00pm: Dockyard commenced to lift out 4" guns.

6.15pm: HMS Redpole secured alongside.


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16 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.45am: Struck Maintop mast.

5.00pm: Exercised Watch Fire Stations.


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17 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

5.00pm: Exercised Watch Fire Stations.


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18 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.00pm: Leave to both Watches of Boys till 7pm.

5.00pm: Exercised Watch Fire Stations.


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19 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

9.00am: Turned ship round to lift out starboard 4" guns.

5.00pm: Exercised Watch Fire Stations.

8.10pm: Lieut. Ryland RN joined ship.


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20 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed Party for care of Recreation Ground.

1.00pm: Read Warrant No. 91. Discharged 1 Stoker to Military Detention Barracks.

4.00pm: Exercised Watch Fire Stations.


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21 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed Party for care of Recreation Ground.


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22 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed Party for Recreation Ground.

3.30pm: Lieut. Tait discharged to SS Sardinia for passage to England.


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23 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed Party for Recreation party. Boat Party employed in Boat Shed.


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24 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed parties for care of Recreation Ground & to scrub out Picket House. Remainder of hands scrubbing Poop & Quarter Deck & fore part of Foc’sle.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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25 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

1.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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26 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

8.15am: Shifted ship into No. 2 Dock.

10.30am: Ship on the blocks.

6.00pm: Exercised fire stations.


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27 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Hands employed clearing up decks & lowering bower & sheet anchors into the dock.

am&pm: Gunners, Bosn’s, Carpenters, Boat & Recreation Ground Party working as requisite. Remainder of hands ranging cable for Survey.

3.30pm: Shifted messes to sheds in dockyard.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 8pm.


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28 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Hands clearing fore & aft provision rooms & hoisting out victualling stores into Dockyard.

1.30pm: Read Warrants Nos. 92. 93.

6.45pm: Exercised fire stations.


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29 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Landed Boat & Recreation Ground parties. Remainder returning stores & clearing out provision rooms.


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30 June 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Landed Boat, Recreation Ground & Picket House party. Remainder of hands clearing out provision rooms.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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[Signed] Geoffrey K. Rylands [on front of each log book up to March 1918 unless otherwise stated]

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1 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Landed Boat & Recreation Ground party. 12 hands clearing out forward & after provision rooms. Remainder oiling wire hawsers.

1.10pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement. Hands making & mending clothes.


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2 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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3 July 1916

[Gibraltar]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Hands employed about boats, drawing stores, painting mess deck & on recreation ground.


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4 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Bos’n’s Party about fore rigging.

am&pm: Gunners, Carpenters, Bos’ns, Boat Party & Recreation Ground Party as required. Remainder of hands employed painting mess decks & painting & scraping provision rooms.


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5 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Gunners, Carpenters, Bos’ns, Boat Party & Recreation Ground Party as required. Remainder of hands employed painting mess decks, painting & scraping provision rooms.


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6 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Gunners, Bos’ns, Carpenters, Recreation Ground, Picket House, Boat & Side Parties as required. Remainder painting mess decks & clearing out provision rooms.


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7 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Gunners, Bos’ns, Carpenters, Recreation Ground, Boat & Side Parties as required. Remainder of hands painting mess deck & stowing cables.


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8 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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9 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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10 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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11 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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12 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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13 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Usual refitting parties as required. Remainder of hands painting mess decks & clearing out canvas room, & dismounting 6 pounders.


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14 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

3.00pm: Hands employed shifting messes from dockyard shed.


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15 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.00am: Dock flooding.

8.00am: Usual refitting parties as required. Remainder assisting with wire hawsers.

9.00am: Ship undocked and secured alongside 100 ton sheers.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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16 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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17 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Usual refitting parties as required. Remainder of hands provisioning ship.

5.15pm: Watch on board stowing provisions.

7.20pm: Provisions stowed.


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18 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am: Usual refitting parties as required. Remainder bringing Main Topmast & Yards from Dockyard & stowing them onboard..

pm: Usual refitting parties as required. Remainder getting in wire hawsers & torpedoes.


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19 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

4.00pm: Ship shifted by tugs to South Mole.


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20 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

7.00am: Commenced coaling. Landed Boat Party.

2.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 560 tons.


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21 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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22 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

am&pm: Port Watch ammunitioning ship & fuzing lyddite shell.

1.20pm: Read Warrant No. 94.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 95.


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23 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37


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24 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

0.10am: Patrol returned.

am: Bos’ns Party as requisite, remainder of hands ammunitioning ship.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon, & hoisting boats.


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Page missed in error GKR


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25 July 1916

[Gibraltar & at Sea – although written as ‘At Topaze’]

Lat 36.0, Long -5.2 [Very rough estimate from distance and direction travelled in am]

9.00am: Slipped from South Mole. Ship turned by tug.

9.10am: Slipped tug.

9.15am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

9.50am: Courses & speeds as requisite for gunnery exercises.

am: Fired 7 rounds 4” from each gun.

12.15pm: Gunnery exercises finished, proceeded at full speed, courses as requisite for trial.

1.00pm: Eased to 18 Knots.

1.02pm: Europa Point S71W.

1.40pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbor.

1.55pm: Secured Port cable to No. 5 Buoy.

2.30pm: Secured stern to No. 6 Buoy.


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26 July 1916

Gibraltar

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

5.30am: Hands employed coaling ship.

6.10am: Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

8.10am: Finished coaling. Received 70 tons.


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27 July 1916

Gibraltar [& at Sea]

Lat 36.15, Long -5.37

11.00am: Unshackled.

1.30pm: Slipped from Buoy & proceeded out of harbour.

1.57pm: Europa Point Light House N40E 1300 yards.

4.00pm: Log Line parted. Lost overboard 1 Rotator & Log Line for Log Trident Electric.

5.20pm: Streamed Patent Log.

10.40pm: Sighted Cabo de Gata Light NEbyN.


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28 July 1916

Gibraltar to Brindisi

Lat 37.0, Long 1.6 [Obs]

0.25am: Cabo de Gata N34W.

1.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

5.00am: Commenced zig-zag, 4 points each way.

am&pm: Hands at submarine defence stations.

9.45am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.00am: Secure. Hands at submarine defence stations. Remainder pipe down.

4.00pm: Exercised at fire stations.

6.12pm: Steering gear jammed, courses various.

7.00pm: Steering gear repaired. Ceased zig-zagging.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 15 mins.


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29 July 1916

Gibraltar to Brindisi

Lat 38.0, Long 8.4 [Obs]

0.45am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

5.15am: Commenced zig zag.

9.45am: Shifted to hand steering gear. Hands employed at control drill & loader. Ceased zig zag.

11.25am: Shifted to steam steering gear.

Noon: Commenced zig-zag.

pm: Hands at submarine defence stations. Remainder pipe down.

8.00pm: Ceased zig zag.

9.58pm: Marettimo Light S40E.

10.30pm: Marettimo Light S21E.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 15 mins.


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30 July 1916

Gibraltar to Brindisi

Lat 38.4, Long 15.5 [Estimate from bearings at noon]

5.00am: Commenced zig-zag.

5.30am: Sighted Alicudi Island.

6.35am: Sighted Filicudi & Vulcano Islands.

7.50am: Observed large waterspout 2 miles away on Starboard Quarter.

8.20am: Ceased zig zag.

Noon: At entrance to Messina Strait. Capo Milazzo Light S71½W; Scilla Light House S63E; Rasocolmo Light S44E.

12.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing through Straits of Messina.

1.00pm: Stopped to communicate with tug off Capo Peloro.

1.20pm: Proceeded as requisite for coming to anchor off Messina.

1.40pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

5.00pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for clearing harbour.

5.16pm: Raineri Point N40W 1780 yards.

6.30pm: Commenced to zig zag.

8.37pm: Spartivento Light N5½W.

10.30pm: Spartivento Light S88½W.

11.30pm: Put clocks on 15 mins.


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31 July 1916

Gibraltar to Brindisi

Lat 40.6, Long 18.4 [X Bgs]

7.00am: Sighted C. Maria di Luca. [Capo Santa Maria di Leuca] NNE.

0.30am: Put clocks on 15 mins.

5.00am: Commenced zig zag.

9.30am: Ceased zig zag.

10.00am: Otranto Light N45W.

10.15am: Commenced zig zag & joined escort of 2 Italian destroyers.

10.15am: Exercised at General Quarters.

1.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering swept channel & Brindisi Harbour.

1.40pm: Passed Boom.

2.15pm: Secured head & stern in No. 7 Berth.

5.00pm: Leave to watch till 8.0pm.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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[From 1st Aug to 5th Sept - Leave to Watch from about 5pm to 8pm; to Petty Officers till 10pm and usually a patrol is landed]


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1 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

1.00pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

1.30pm: Gunners party employed cleaning arms.

2.15pm: One Italian Signalman joined from Elba [Italian cruiser].

3.15pm: Collier Bulgarian secured alongside & rigged for coaling.


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2 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Commenced coaling.

am: Sent one Leading Seaman to Manzanita for instructional purposes.

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 380 tons.

12.05pm: Discharged one Armourer to HMS Prince of Wales.

1.00pm: Collier Bulgarian cast off.


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3 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Four ratings from Manzanita came for W/T [Wireless Telegraphy] instruction.

9.30am: Court of Inquiry held on board.

11.25am: Four ratings returned to Manzanita.

11.45am: Court of Inquiry finished.


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4 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96


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5 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.45am: Discharged one AB to Malta Hospital.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: Leave to Boys 4.30 to 7.30.


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6 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Leave to Boys 4.30 to 7.30pm.


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7 August 1916

Brindisi [Outer Harbour]

Lat 40.66, Long 17.98

7.00am: Hands employed getting up ammunition, unshackling & preparing for sea.

8.20am: Slipped from No. 8 Moorings at 8.20 and proceeded to outer harbour.

8.45am: Secured bow and stern to buoys in outer harbour.

10.00am: Forecastle & B group gun’s crews to Drill. All aerial gun’s crews exercised. Remainder of hands shipping main derrick.

2.00pm: Gunners Party covering voice piping. Steam cutter’s & 2nd cutter’s crews working about boats.

8.00pm: 'C' Watch gun's crews mustered.

Midnight: 'A' Watch mustered.

[No leave today]


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8 August 1916

Brindisi [Outer Harbour]

Lat 40.66, Long 17.98

4.00am: 'B' Watch mustered.

9.40am: ‘A’ group to divisional drill. Ordinary Seamen, Boys, & Marines to 4” gun drill.

am&pm: Gunners Party covering voice pipes. Remainder working about boats.

4.30pm: Hands to bathe.

8.30pm: 'A' watch mustered.

Midnight: 'B' Watch mustered.

[No Leave today]


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9 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.00am: 'C' Watch mustered.

6.30am: Preparing for entering harbour.

8.00am: Slipped moorings in outer harbour and proceeded to inner harbour. Secured to No. 8 berth at 8.30am, bow & stern. Hands employed spreading awnings, working about boats and as requisite.

2.10pm: Gunners Party covering voice pipes. Remainder working about boats.


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10 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Diving Party rigging diving boat.

7.30am&1.00pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings.

9.30am: Gunners party painting voice pipes.


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11 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Diving party employed as req.

9.00am: Store Party landed.

9.15am: Gunner’s Party covering voice pipes. Remainder hands scrubbing canvas gear.

11.40am: Store Party returned.


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12 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Diving party rigging diving boat.

7.30am: Diving Party left ship. Bags got up on Forecastle.

8.30am: Night clothing aired.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

3.00pm: Diving party returned.

4.20pm: One Maltese Seaman joined from Taranto.

4.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7.30.


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13 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

10.00am: Read Warrants Nos. 96 & 97. Discharged 2 Offenders to Malta for Imprisonment. Marine escort & prisoners left for Taranto.

4.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7.30pm.

8.00pm: Marine escort returned from Taranto.


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14 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.15am: All hostility ratings to 4” gun drill. Gunners’ party working about voice pipes.

1.20pm: Store party landed.

4.15pm: Store party returned.


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15 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Marines landed for route march.

7.55am: Guns crews closed up at Aerial Defence Stations.

8.15am: Guns crews fell out from Aerial Defence Stations.

9.20am: Forecastle & Maintopmen mustering bedding. Gunners party painting voice pipes.

10.30am: Marines returned.

8.30pm: Marine Orderly joined from Taranto.


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16 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.10am: Exercised Control Parties & sightsetters. Guns crews exercised at Loader drill. Bos’ns Party fitting slings for 2nd Whaler. Gunners Party refitting voice pipes.

10.00am: Major Hall RMLI inspected Marine Detachment.


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17 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.10am: Rigged diving boat for examination of underwater fittings. Marines to gun drill. Sightsetters & Control Parties exercised. Gunners party testing pom pom ammunition. Bos’ns Party fitting slings for 2nd Whaler.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

pm: Discharged 1 Marine Orderly to HMS Queen. Diving party employed examining underwater fittings.


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18 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.15am: General Quarters exercised.

10.00am: 2nd Cutter & 2nd Whaler away sailing. Gunners party testing ammunition.


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19 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.25am: Cooks cleaning Mess Deck.

2.30pm: Hands employed preparing ship for shifting billet, unshackled.

3.10pm: Slipped and proceeded in tow of tugs to No. 9 moorings.

3.30pm: Secured bow and stern.

8.15pm: Staff Surgeon Buckeridge joined & 1 Private of Marines from England.


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20 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.15am: Diving party rigging diving boat.

9.15am: Unrigged diving boat.

4.30pm: Leave to Boys till 7pm.


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21 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.10am: ‘A’ group to control drill. Gunners party testing ammunition. Marines to rifle drill.

2.00pm: Landed store party.

3.00pm: Ordinary Seamen & boys employed in boat pulling instruction. Store party returned onboard.

6.30pm: Staff Surgeon Richardson left ship for England.

8.30pm: 1 Seaman RNR joined ship from HMS Prince of Wales.


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22 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.10am: ‘B’ Group & control divisional drill. Stokers to physical drill. Marines to rifle drill. Gunners party testing ammunition. Remainder of hands working about boats etc.


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23 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.30am: Collier Politania came alongside.

8.15am: Commenced coaling.

11.20am: Finished coaling. Received 190 tons.

12.40pm: Collier cast off.


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24 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: John Taylor Stoker RNR & John Bell, Stoker RNR lost by accident 1 hammock clews and lashing & 1 set of bedding complete, each.

3.15pm: Ordinary Seamen & Boys boat pulling.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 98. Sent 2 Stoker ratings to HMS Bristol for passage to Malta Hospital.

5.35pm: Discharged 1 Corporal of Marines to HMS Bristol.


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25 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Roman Catholic Church Party landed.

am: Hands employed scrubbing out magazines. Roman Catholic Church Party returned.

3.15pm: Marines & Ordinary Seamen away boat pulling.


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26 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Tested control communications.

8.30am: Cooks of Messes cleaning Mess Decks. Remainder of hands working about boats.

10.35am: Landed Hospital party of 1 Leading Seaman & 6 hands. Landed escort of Marines for 1 prisoner for Taranto.

12.25pm: Hospital party returned.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

pm: Leave to Boys 4.30 – 7pm.

7.00pm: Landed Station party for Captain’s luggage.

7.40pm: Station party returned.

7.45pm: Escort returned from Taranto. Commander Woods joined. [Alexander Riall Wadham Woods]


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27 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Leave to Boys 4.30 – 7pm.


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28 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Rigged Diving Boat. Diving party examining underwater fittings.

8.50am: Landed store party.

9.15am: Marines inspecting arms.

11.25am: Captain Law RN left for England.

11.30am: Store party returned.

1.50pm: Store Lighter came alongside.

2.15pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings.

3.00pm: Store Lighter cast off. 1st & 3rd Divisions mustering bags. Boys & Ordinary Seamen boat pulling.

5.30pm: Diving party finished.


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29 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.50am: Landed Marines.

9.15am: A Group, Forecastle Gun & Fore Control to drill. Ordinary Seamen & boys at Loader. All sightsetters exercised.

11.20am: Marines returned onboard.

11.00am: X, Y & poop guns crews practicing throwing Lance Bomb.

3.00pm: Seamen away boat pulling. Signalmen in whaler.

10.05pm: Aerial Guns crews closed up.

10.25pm: Secured.


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30 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.15am: Hands employed working about boats. B Group & Midship Control to Divisional Drill. Stokers away boat pulling.

3.00pm: Boys & Ordinary Seamen & Signalmen boat pulling.


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31 August 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.15am: Fore & After Control parties & XI Guns Crew to drill. All guns crews to loader. Stokers away boat pulling. Marines to Gun Drill.


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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[Signed] ARW Woods Captain


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1 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.00am: Slipped from Buoys, & proceeded with aid of tugs to Berth alongside Quay.

7.25am: Secured.

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.40am: Gunners & Bos’ns Parties employed as required. Remainder of Hands painting booms, & cleanings boats.

1.00pm: Paid Monthly Advance.

3.15pm: Hands employed placing pontoon between ship & wall.


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2 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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3 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.00pm: Leave Both Watches of Boys till 8pm.


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4 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.30am: Diving party rigging Diving Boat.

9.15am: Divers cleaning inlets. Sightsetters at Drill.

pm: Diving party as in forenoon.

5.25pm: SS Politania secured alongside.


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5 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

5.45am: Commenced coaling.

7.35am: Finished coaling. Received 130 tons.

9.20am: SS Politania cast off.


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6 September 1916

Brindisi [to Valona]

Lat 40.6, Long 19.1 [Estimate from distance travelled and location of Sasseno]

8.00am: Slipped from alongside & proceeded as requisite out of Inner Harbour.

8.30am: Turned into Swept Channel.

9.30am: Commenced Zig Zag. Exercised at General Quarters. Hands at submarine look out stations.

12.26pm: Sighted Sasseno[Sazan] Island S20E.

1.37pm: Turned into swept channel.

2.27pm: Passed Inner Boom. Course & speed as requisite for anchoring.

3.15pm: Came to with starboard bower off Batteria Point Valona. [Akra Bateria]


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7 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46 [Estimate – off Batteria Point]

8.55am: Hands employed preparing Aiming Rifle Target. Gunners Party stripping breach blocks.

am: Guns crews at Aiming Rifle Practice.

1.25pm: A1 & Forecastle guns to aiming rifle practice.

2.00pm: Francesco Guiseppe Tabone, Seaman RNR Malta ON71B died from injuries received during Aiming Rifle Practice.


[See historyofwar.org for a picture of the memorial for Francesco Tabone. CWGC record]


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8 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

7.00am: Funeral Firing Party fell in for drill.

9.00am: Landed Able Seaman FG Tabone (deceased) with Funeral and Firing Party. Half Mast Colours. Remainder of Hands rigging target & cleaning Mess Decks.

11.00am: Rehoist Colours.

11.35am: Funeral and Firing Party returned.

1.15pm: Weighed & proceeded course & speeds as requisite for carrying out .303 Aiming Rifle Practice from port guns.

4.30pm: Firing completed adjusted standard compass for Heeling Error.

4.50pm: Swung ship on Cardinal Points.

5.25pm: Proceeded as requisite for Anchorage.

5.33pm: Stopped.

5.35pm: Came to with starboard bower off Batteria Point Valona.

8.25pm: Exercised Searchlights Crews.


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9 September 1916

Valona [& Port Dukati]

Lat 40.33, Long 19.43 [Estimate from location of Port Dukati]

7.10am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring off Port Dukati.

7.40am: Came to.

9.00am: Court of Enquiry opened to investigate circumstances of death of FG Tabone AB RNR.

am: Torpedo Party preparing Torpedo for running.

10.00am: Fired Torpedo for practice run from Port Tube.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

3.20pm: Court of Enquiry dissolved.

3.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for adjustment of Compasses.

5.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

6.00pm: Came to with port bower off Batteria Point.


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10 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46 [Estimate – off Batteria Point]

10.00am: Sent Roman Catholic Church Party to Regina Marguerita. [Italian Battleship Regina Margherita]


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11 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46 [Estimate – off Batteria Point]

8.35am: Weighed.

8.40am: Proceeded as requisite for closing Target, & carry out firing. Carried out from starboard guns 4 runs of controlled firing with 1" aiming rifle & 4 runs of night defence firing. Exercised searchlight crews.

11.35am: Firing completed. Exercised at Fire Quarters. Proceeded as requisite for anchoring.

12.10pm: Came to off Batteria Point.

1.20pm: Hands employed testing gun sights.


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12 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.43, Long 19.46 [Estimate using anchorage bearings at 1.07pm]

7.40am: Weighed.

8.10am: Proceeded as requisite to the southward to take up position for Dummy Run.

9.40am: Commenced Dummy Run.

9.55am: Completed & took up position for 1st firing run.

10.15am: Commenced run & fired starboard guns.

10.30am: Finished run & closed target.

11.15am: Took up position for second run.

11.24am: Commenced 2nd run. Fired Port guns.

11.30am: Finished run & closed target.

11.45am: Stopped.

Noon: Picked up target party & proceeded as requisite for testing Engine Room Steering Position.

12.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

1.07pm: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Skele Castle N25E; Kanine Castle N62E; Ramez Point [Akra Ramec] S2E

2.15pm: Gunners party cleaning out & striking down empty cylinders. Remainder turning out steam cutter & cleaning boats.

7.15pm: Weighed.

7.23pm: Proceeded as requisite to drop target.

7.50pm: Slipped target.

8.00pm: Took up position for final run.

8.10pm: Commenced firing. Carried out 4 runs with 1" aiming from port guns.

8.55pm: Finished firing. Proceeded to pick up target.

9.15pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchoring.

9.25pm: Came to off Ramez Point.


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13 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46 [Estimate – off Batteria Point]

6.30am: Torpedo Party preparing Torpedo for running.

6.53am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for swinging ship on[?] 16 points.

8.15am: Finished swing.

8.30am: Dropped target.

9.25am: Proceeded as requisite for firing torpedo.

9.55am: Fired Torpedo from port tube.

10.15am: Picked up Torpedo & proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

11.20am: Came to off Batteria Point.

1.15pm: Exercised all Boats Crews, sailing.

7.20pm: Weighed.

7.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for dropping target.

7.40pm: Dropped target & took up position for 1st run.

8.00pm: Firing cancelled by Italian Authorities.

8.10pm: Picked up target & proceeded as requisite for anchorage.

8.34pm: Came to off Batteria Point.

10.40pm: Attacks carried out by Hostile Aircraft. A number of bombs dropped ashore.


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14 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

1.23 - 2.20am: Succesive attacks by hostile aircraft. Bombs dropped on shore.

am: Exercised at General Drill.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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15 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

9.20am: Exercised Control Parties. Gunners Party[?] cleaning & oiling shells. Remainder employed about boats.

1.30pm: Gunners Party as in forenoon. Remainder of hands employed about boats cleaning booms.

7.15pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to drop target.

7.40pm: Slipped target & proceeded as requisite for firing.

8.05pm: Commenced firing & carried out 4 runs with 1" aiming from port guns.

9.07pm: Finished firing & proceeded for the anchorage.

10.06pm: Came to off Batteria Point.


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16 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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17 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

3.30am: Watch exercised at Anti-Aircraft guns.

10.00am: Sent Roman Catholics to Reina Marguerita. [Italian Battleship Regina Margherita]


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18 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

5.00am: Exercised Anti Aircraft gun’s crews.

am: Control Parties to exercise. Remainder of hands cleaning booms & boats.

pm: Exercised 1st & 2nd Cutters, 2nd Whaler & Galley at sailing. Exercised Control Parties.


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19 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

5.00am: Watch striking down ammunition.

6.00am: Hands fell in for coaling.

6.20am: Collier secured alongside.

7.00am: Commenced coaling.

11.00am: Finished coaling. Received 116 tons.


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20 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46

1.25pm: Gunners Party cleaning small arms. Remainder working about boats.


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21 September 1916

Valona [Vlore, Albania] [to Brindisi]

Lat 40.42, Long 19.46 [Location just before noon]

1.00am: Very remarkable lightning to the Northward.

2.00am: Set anchor watch.

3.30am: Exceptionally heavy thunder & rain storm. Continuous flickering lightning, phenominally bright. Thunder one continuous rumble. Wind, except in initial squall, various force 3 to 4 from S to SW. Initial squall force 6 - 7 from SW by W.

am: Gunlayers at Aiming Rifle Practice.

11.48am: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Valona.

2.00pm: Commenced zig zag.

3.50pm: Sighted land W by S.

4.00pm: Ceased zig zag.

4.37pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for swept channel & entering Inner Harbour Brindisi.

5.40pm: Secured Head & Stern in No. 1 Berth.

6.15pm: Collier SS Politania secured alongside.


[From 22nd Sept to 12th Oct - Leave to Watch from about 4pm to 8pm; from 1st Oct leave from 2pm to 6pm and to Petty Officers 4pm to 10pm; and usually a patrol is landed]


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22 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.25am: Commenced coaling.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Received 220 tons.

10.30am: SS Politania cast off.


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23 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

12.40pm: Effects of late Able Seaman FG Tabone were sold by Auction.


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24 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Hands mustered by the Ledger.


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25 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am: Landed Store Party. Boats crews employed cleaning & painting boats. Torpedo party parting [painting?] torpedo.

Noon: Store party returned.


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26 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

8.30am: Landed Marines for drill.

am: Gunners party dismounting guns.

11.15am: Marines returned.


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27 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.50am: Slipped, & proceeded with aid of tugs to Nos. 6 & 7 Buoys.

8.20am: Secured Head & Stern to Nos. 6 & 7 Buoys.

am: Gunners party dismounting guns. Remainder of Hands painting gun covers, & exercising at Loader.


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28 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.00am: Diving Party rigging 1st Cutter.

6.50am: Landed all available seamen for Route March.

7.45am: Divers working about underwater fittings.

10.35am: Landing Party returned.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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29 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

am&pm: Gunners Party dismounting guns. Marines at Gun Drill.


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30 September 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Hands employed making & mending clothes.

Midnight: Put clocks back 1 hour.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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[Signed]HM[?] Rogers Sub Lieut. for Navigating Officer (on leave)

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1 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

4.30pm: Leave to boys till 7pm.


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2 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.15am: Store party landed.

7.30am: Landed advance party of Marines for firing practice.

7.40am: Store party returned.

8.45am: Store lighter came alongside. Landed gunnery training class & Marines for musketry practice.

9.45am: Dismounting party dismounting YI. Gunners party scraping guns. Remainder of hands getting in stores & working at boats.

1.00pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.

1.45pm: Gunners party dismounting YI.

4.10pm: Marines & Gunnery training class returned.


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3 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.45am: Gunners party dismounting Y II. Aerial Guns crews to drill. Gunlayers to deflection teacher. Remainder working about boats.

1.25am: Gunners party dismounting Y II.


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4 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.30am: Gunners party dismounting Y II. Gunlayers to deflection teacher. Lost by accident two boathooks GM Patt 78E. Value 2/6 each.

1.25pm: Dismounting party carrying on. Remainder working about boats.

3.30pm: Landed football party.


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5 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

6.45am: Stokers air bedding.

8.25am: Hands air bedding.

9.40am: Gunners party & Dismounting party working about A1 gun. Quarter deck men preparing Quater Deck for concert.

pm: Sent one Leading Carpenters crew & one AB to HMS Dartmouth.

1.20pm: 1 Leading Hand & 6 hands rigging concert stage. Remainder of hands make & mend clothes.

1.35pm: Cricket party landed.

7.30pm: Concert given onboard.

10.15pm: Concert finished.


[See historyofwar.org for a picture of concert party on stage and the Ladies of the concert party – no date for the pictures so may not be this concert.]


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6 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.50am: General Quarters.

10.45am: Evolution “Out Sheet Anchor”.

11.15am: Replaced gear.

1.25pm: Gunners Party dismounting AI.

3.30pm: Landed football party.

6.00pm: Football Party returned.


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7 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Leave to boys from 2pm to 6pm.

7.00pm: Clean hammocks slung.


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8 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

pm: Leave & boys 2[?] till 6pm.


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9 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.25am: Dismounting Party working at Poop gun. Diving Party diving for Galley's rudder.

11.30am: Collier Cedar Branch came alongside. Starboard Watch securing & Port Watch rigging collier.

1.00pm: Commenced coaling.

2.55pm: Coaling finished. Amount received 155 tons.

4.00pm: Cast off collier.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 99.

5.10pm: Lighter with ammunition & stores alongside.

9.30pm: Store Lighter cast off.


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10 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

7.35am: Diving Party searching for Galley's rudder.

8.25am: Dismounting Party working at Poop gun.

8.45am: 4 Stokers Petty Officers & 1 Stoker sent to SS Eritrea to pass for higher rating.

9.20am: Landed funeral party.

9.45am: Returned empty drums to Collier.

11.15am: Funeral party returned. Stoker ratings returned from SS Eritrea.

1.15pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings.

1.25pm: Gunners Party dismounting Poop gun.


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11 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.45am: Sightsetters & Control parties exercised. Gunlayers to Deflection Teacher. Gunners party dismounting A II.

1.25pm: Gunners party dismounting A II.

2.00pm: Football party landed.

4.30pm: Football party returned.


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12 October 1916

Brindisi

Lat 40.65, Long 17.96

9.35am: Gunners party dismounting A II.

pm: Make & mend clothes.

3.30pm: Football party landed.

5.30pm: One Ordinary Telegraphist joined from HMS Liverpool.


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13 October 1916

Brindisi to Taranto

Lat 39.8, Long 18.5 [Estimate from location of Santa Maria di Leuca]

5.45am: Hands employed unshackling and getting up ammunition.

7.10am: Slipped.

7.25am: Proceeded as requisite in company with HMS Liverpool & HMS Sapphire, for leaving harbour & passing boom.

7.45am: Turned into swept channel . Formed single line ahead. Ships in column 3 cables apart. In station 3 cables astern of HMS Sapphire.

9.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.00am: Sighted Otranto Light House W by N.

11.23am: Otranto Light House N38½W.

11.35am: Courses as requisite for passing Drifter Line.

Noon: HMS Sapphire parted company. Took station 3 cables astern of HMS Liverpool.

12.19pm: Santa Maria di Leuca Light House N59W.

12.50pm: Passed a moored mine 1 cable on Starboard beam.

1.07pm: Santa Maria di Leuca Light House N67½E; Vado Tower N36E; Mozza Tower N4W.

2.03pm: [Isola] Sant’Andrea Light House N17½E; Pizzo Tower N31E, [Torre San Giovanni di] Ugento N67E.

4.40pm: Turned into Swept Channel, courses & speeds as requisite for passing boom & entering Mar Grande & Mar Piccolo.

5.55pm: Secured to No. 9 Buoy.


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14 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.25am: Cooks cleaning mess decks. Remainder turning out & lowering steam cutter.

9.05am: Lighter came alongside with stores. Port Watch clearing store lighter.

10.20am: Cast off lighter.

11.00am: Port Watch striking down ammunition.

1.00pm: Discharged 4 Stoker ratings to HMS Isonzo.

pm: Leave to 2nd part Starboard Watch 3 to 5.30pm. Recreation Ground Party Starboard Watch from 2.30 till 6pm.


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15 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.30pm: Leave to Petty Officers till 5.30pm. Recreation party landed from 1.30 till 6pm.

2.10pm: Engineer Lieut. Commander Bond RN joined ship.


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16 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: General Drill. Out Kedge Anchor.

10.30am: Away all boats pull round Fleet.

10.50am: Hoisted boats & cleared up decks. Gunners party dismounting Forecastle Gun. Lost overboard by accident 1 bottle screw belonging to 2nd cutters davits, foreguy.

12.15pm: Landed Recreation Ground working party.

1.30pm: Barges, 2nd Cutter, 2nd Whaler & Galley away sailing.

2.10pm: Landed recreation party.

2.30pm: Leave to Part of Watch till 5.30pm.

5.15pm: Collier Cedar Branch secured alongside.

6.10pm: Recreation Party returned.


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17 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

5.30am: Hands rigging collier.

6.00am: Commenced coaling.

7.47am: Finished coaling. Amount received 140 tons.

8.40am: Collier cast off.

1.15pm: Divisions with coaling suits.

pm: Leave to Part of Watch 2.30 – 5.30pm.

2.30pm: Landed recreation party.

6.25pm: Recreation Party returned.

6.35pm: Engineer Commander Hastings RN left ship for England.


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18 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.15pm: Gunners Party dismounting Forecastle gun. Remainder painting ship.

pm: Leave to Part of Watch 2.30 to 5.30.

2.00pm: Landed recreation party. Discharged one Italian Signalman to HMS Queen.

6.30pm: Recreation Party returned.


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19 October 1916

Taranto [& at Sea]

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.20am: Starboard Watch of hands landed for route march. Gunners party dismounting AIII.

10.45am: Landing parties returned.

1.30pm: Port Watch getting up ammunition. Starboard Watch furling awnings & preparing for sea.

2.45pm: Unmoored.

3.30pm: Slipped from buoy & proceeded as requisite through Canal & for anchoring in Mar Grande.

3.54pm: Came to off Borgo Nuovo.

10.45pm: Rear Admiral Mark Kerr embarked. [Mark Edward Frederic Kerr, commanding Adriatic Squadron]

10.50pm: Weighed anchor.

10.53pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

11.15pm: Passed gate.


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20 October 1916

Taranto to Valona and at Valona

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

1.30am: Passed group of Drifters.

3.33am: Courses various closing & inspecting suspicious vessel.

3.53am: Resumed course.

5.15am: Closed up all guns crews.

5.40am: Dispersed. Sighted land on Starboard bow.

6.14am: Fano Island [Othonoi] summit N77E.

7.30am: Sighted land on Port bow.

8.10am: Cape Linguetta N45E.

9.40am: Courses & speeds as req. for passing booms & coming to anchorage in Valona Bay.

10.22am: Passed Boom.

10.52am: Came to off Skala. Anchorage bearings Kanine Castle S76½E; Cape Linguetta S88½W; Sasseno N62W.

12.45pm: “A” watch mustered.

10.00pm: Anchor watch set. Bearing of V. Emanuele Stern Light S55E. [Italian battleship Vittorio Emanuele?]

11.45pm: Bearing observed to alter to S45E. Ship dragging anchor. Watch working cable as necessary to shift berth.

Midnight: Weighed & proceeded as req. for anchorage in middle of Bay. [Wind force 7-8]


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21 October 1916

Valona

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

0.10am: Exceptionally heavy squalls from SW with heavy rain, hail and thunder. Very vivid lightning Wind 10 - 11.

0.35am: Squall finished wind backed to WSW.

0.43am: Came to.

am: Very heavy squall from 2.30 to 2.50 Wind SW by W force 8. Frequent heavy squalls wind force 8.

12.45pm: “B” watch mustered.


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22 October 1916

Valona to Taranto

Lat 39.77, Long 18.23 [Estimate from bearings at noon]

5.30am: “A” watch working cables.

5.53am: Weighed & proceeded out as req. for closing Flagship.

6.05am: Stopped.

6.26am: Proceeded course & speed as req. for leaving Valona Bay.

6.58am: Passed Boom.

7.23am: Turned into Swept Channel.

8.00am: Commenced zigzagging.

9.00am: Ceased zigzagging. Courses & speeds as req. for closing drifter line.

9.30am: Otranto Light N62W.

11.00am: Santa Maria di Leuca Light House ~ semaphore N47½W

Noon: Salve N42E; San Gregorio Tower N52E; Santa Maria di Leuca N62E.

12.25pm: Ugento N37E; Salve N61E; Santa Maria di Leuca N76E.

12.30pm: Commenced zigzagging.

12.52pm: Signted Sant’ Andrea Light House NNE.

1.45pm: Wind freshened from West force 4. Ceased zig zagging. Resumed main[?] course.

3.37pm: Turned into swept channel.

3.49pm: Turned onto Safety Course, beacons in line.

4.05pm: Passed Boom. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Mar Piccolo & securing to Buoy.

4.37pm: Secured to No. 9 Buoy Mar Piccolo.

6.30pm: 11 ratings joined ship from HMS Venerable.


[From 23rd Oct to 12th Nov - Leave to part of Watch from about 3pm to 5.30pm; recreation party landed about 2pm and returned about 6pm]


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23 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Port Watch striking down ammunition. Starboard Watch turning out boats etc.

8.30am: Landed every available man.

11.50am: Landing parties returned.

5.15pm: Collier Cedar Branch secured alongside.


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24 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

5.57am: Commenced coaling.

8.05am: Breakfast.

8.35am: Hands recommenced coaling.

9.55am: Finished coaling. Received 270 tons.

10.40am: Collier cast off.

10.50am: Forecastlemen unshackling.

1.48pm: Slipped from Buoy. Engines used as requisite for turning.

2.00pm: Proceeded course & speeds as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo & carrying out duties of Repeating Ship to Battle Squadron in Mar Grande.

4.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Mar Piccolo.

4.25pm: Secured to No. 10 Buoy in Mar Piccolo.

5.00pm: Storeship Century secured alongside.

[No leave today]


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25 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Hands employed cleaning provision holds and provisioning ship.

8.25am: Dismounting party dismounting A III. Remainder provisioning ship.

11.30am: Cast off store ship.

1.25pm: Dismounting party at work on A III gun. Remainder of hands striking down provisions.


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26 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am&pm: Dismounting party working about X II gun.

9.00am: Landed dental party.

11.45am: Dental Party returned.


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27 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.00am: Landed Marines for drill.

am&pm: Gunners party mounting X II gun.

9.30am: Landed dental party.

11.45am: Dental Party returned.

3.30pm: 1 Private RMLI & 1 AB joined from RN Hospital Malta. 3 Ordinary Seamen joined from England.


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28 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Divisions with night clothing.

10.30am: 1 stoker discharged to RN Hospital Malta and 1 Officers' Steward to HMS Isonzo.

11.00am: Clerk Moore joined from England.

pm: Make and mend clothes.


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29 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Leave to Petty Officers of watch from 1.30 till 5.30pm.


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30 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.00am: Sent store party to SS Zeus for stores.

9.10am: Landed Dental Party.

9.35am: Read Stations for out Stream Anchor. Exercised evolution “Out Stream Anchor”.

10.55am: Away all boats pull round Squadron. Remainder to Fire Stations.

11.05am: Replaced gear. One paint brush lost overboard by accident.

11.55am: Dental party returned.

12.15pm: Store party returned.

1.15pm: Boats crews away sailing.

1.30pm: Gunnery Training Class to examination. Remainder of hands getting in stores.

1.40pm: Discharged Assistant Paymaster Newton RNR to HMS Liverpool.


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31 October 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Port Watch of hands landed for Route March.

9.10am: Landed Dental Party.

10.50am: Dental Party returned.

1.30pm: Dismounting party dismounting XI. Hostility Ordinary Seamen to instructions.


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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1 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Dismounting [party?] dismounting 3 Pounder.

9.30am: Read Articles of War, and Quarterly Return of Courts Martial.

10.05am: Hands to General Quarters.

11.10am: Hostility Ordinary Seamen to instructions.

1.05pm: Hands mustered for monthly payment.

1.50pm: Dismounting party working on 3 Pounder gun.

4.20pm: Watch Drill Evolution turned in 2nd Whaler.


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2 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Starboard Watch of hands landed for route march.

8.50am: Landed Dental Party.

8.50am: Landed Memorial Party.

9.45am: Port Watch employed working about boats.

10.45am: Landing party returned.

11.40am: Memorial party returned onboard.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.15pm: Watch Drill - Out Fire Engine.


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3 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Diving party rigging diving boat.

7.45am: Diving party examining under water fittings.

8.05am: Landed marines for Drill.

8.35am: Dismounting party working about 3 pounder gun.

11.10am: Marines returned.

1.15pm: Gunners party dismounting 6 pounder and re-covering voice piping. Diving party examining underwater fittings.

7.15pm: Sent store party to HMS Isonzo.

8.15pm: Store Party returned.


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4 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.40am: Aired night clothing. Gunners Party getting in ammunition.


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5 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.15pm: Leave to Chief and Petty Officers from 1.30 till 5.30pm.


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6 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Laned Recreation Ground Working Party of 5 hands.

9.00am: Landed Dental Party.

9.35am: General Drill - Out Bower Anchor.

10.10am: Away all boats, pull round squadron.

10.50am: Hands employed replacing gear.

11.40am: Dental Party returned.

1.25pm: Barge & 2nd whaler away sailing. Gunners Party covering Voice Pipes. Bosn's Party cleaning sail room.

2.00pm: Football party landed.

3.55pm: Recreation Ground Working Party returned.


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7 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Laned Recreation Ground Working Party.

8.30am: Landed Starboard Watch of hands.

9.10am: Landed Dental Party.

10.50am: Landing Parties returned.

11.45am: Dental Party returned.

1.30pm: Gunners Party cleaning out magazines & shell rooms. Painting party painting out Canvas room.

4.10pm: Recreation Ground Working Party returned.


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8 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.00am: Store party detailed.

8.15am: Store party landed.

9.10am: Landed Dental Party.

9.45am: Station store party returned.

10.35am: Gunners party dismounting 6 pounder gun.

11.55am: Dental Party returned.

1.30pm: Gunners party dismounting 6 pounder. Remainder of hands holystoning upper deck.

4.15pm: Collier Silvia secured alongside.


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9 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.05am: Commenced coaling.

7.55am: Finished coaling. Received 145 tons.

8.10am: Cast off collier.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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10 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Dental Party landed.

9.30am: Gunnery & Seamanship to instructions. Gunners Party dismounting 6 pounder. Bosn's party refitting fenders.

1.30pm: Boatswains[?] party working in canvas room. Gunners party cleaning rifles.

pm: Wind squally. Set anchor watch cleared away Starboard anchor.

8.00pm: Stopped keeping anchor watch.


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11 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.50am: Sent store party to HMS Isonzo.

10.15am: Store Party returned.


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12 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Leave to Petty Officers from 1.30 to 5.30pm.


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13 November 1916

Taranto [& at Sea]

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.40am: Exercised Abandon Ship and Away all boats pull round the fleet.

9.50am: Examination for Carpenter held onboard.

10.30am: Hoisted all boats and prepared for sea.

1.25pm: Hands preparing ship for sea. Port Watch and Marines getting up ammunition.

2.10pm: Slipped and proceeded into Mar Grande.

3.25pm: Let go Port anchor.

4.05pm: General Quarters.

10.40pm: C Watch to anchor stations.

11.00pm: Weighed and proceeded.

11.20pm: Passed boom.


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14 November 1916

Taranto to Valona and at Valona

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

3.46am: Capo Santa Maria di Lerca N30E.

6.48am: Sasseno [Sazan] N44½E; Otranto Light S81½W.

7.00am: Courses as requisite for inspecting drifters. Sighted 2 Seaplanes.

9.45am: Courses as requisite for entering Valona.

10.15am: Torpedo boat to station ahead as pilot boat.

10.46am: Passed Linguetta.

11.02am: Passed outer boom.

11.10am: Passed inner boom.

11.38am: Stopped & secured to buoy.


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15 November 1916

Valona to Taranto and at Taranto

Lat 39.7, Long 18.1 [DR]

5.30am: C Watch unshackling.

6.03am: Slipped and proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Valona.

6.29am: Passed Gate.

6.50am: Passed Linguetta.

8.45am: Sasseno [Sazan] N20½E; Fano [Othonoi] S43E. Passed and inspected drifters

3.35pm: Pilot Torpedo Boat took station ahead.

3.40pm: Passed Cabo San Vito Light House. Courses & speeds as requisite for passing boom & entering Mar Piccolo.

4.10pm: Secured to No. 10 Buoy, Mar Piccolo.

4.30pm: Both Watches employed striking down ammunition.


[From 16th to 27th Nov – leave to part of watch from 3pm to 5.30pm]


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16 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.10am: Collier Silvia secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 275 tons.

12.25pm: Port Watch cast off collier. Starboard Watch in fenders.


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17 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.10am: Landed Marines for route march.

10.15am: Sent store party to HMS Isonzo.

11.35am: Marine landing party returned.

11.45am: Store party returned.

1.20pm: One AB joined ship from Isonzo.

pm: Sent store party to Isonzo.

2.05pm: Landed recreation party.

3.50pm: Ten stoker rating joined from Isonzo.

5.30pm: Discharged one stoker to HMS Venerable.

5.50pm: Received 1 stoker from HMS Venerable.

6.15pm: Recreation Party returned.


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18 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.00pm: One marine discharged to HMS Venerable.

6.00pm: One marine joined from HMS Venerable.


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19 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.30pm: Landed liberty Petty Officers.

5.45pm: Petty Officers returned onboard.

6.15pm: One Engine Room Artificer joined from HMS Prince of Wales.

7.30pm: One Engine Room Artificer joined from HMS Africa.


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20 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.00am: Landed dental party.

9.50am: General Drill 'Prepare to let go sheet anchor & weigh by hand'. 'Fire Stations'. 'Away all boats pull round squadron’.

11.00am: Hands employed replacing gear.

11.15am: Landed Recreation Ground Working Party. 1 Stoker & 15 men joined.

1.15pm: Boats away sailing.

2.15pm: Landed Recreation Party.

5.00pm: Twelve ratings left ship for HMS Venerable for passage to England.

6.30pm: Recreation party returned.


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21 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.20am: Port watch & Gunnery training class landed.

10.50am: Landing party returned.

1.05pm: Unshackled.

1.40pm: Slipped from buoy and proceeded into Mar Grande for exercises with Battle Squadron.

3.48pm: Proceeded into Mar Piccolo.

4.05pm: Secured to No. 10 buoy.


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22 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.05am: Tug towed stern round clear of HMS Queen and stream anchor was let go.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.40am: Capt. Ward RMA and attendant joined to await passage to Malta.

2.00pm: Landed recreation party.

3.00pm: In stream anchor.

4.15pm: Watch exercise Out Fire Engine.

5.30pm: Recreation Party returned. One Stoker rating discharged to HMS Admirable.


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23 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Starboard Watch & Gunnery Training class landed.

9.00am: Landed dental party.

10.55am: Landing party returned.

11.10am: Gunnery Training class cleaning small arms.

11.45am: Dental party returned.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.


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24 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Rigged diving boat - Divers examining underwater fittings.

9.20am: Store Party sent to HMS Isonzo.

1.30pm: Divers examining underwater fittings.

3.45pm: Unrigged Diving boat.


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25 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.55am: Sent three cases of cordite to HMS Isonzo.

1.25pm: Gunners party working in magazines.

1.45pm: Capt. Ward RMA & attendant discharged to Isonzo.

2.00pm: Landed Recreation Party.

2.45pm: Sent store party to SS Wongaganella. [HMS Wonganella]

3.50pm: Store Party returned.

5.00pm: Discharged 1 Engine Room Artificer to HMS Prince of Wales & 1 Engine Room Artificer to HMS Africa.

5.20pm: Recreation Party returned.


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26 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.10am: Port watch rigged Church on mess deck.

12.50pm: Read Warrant No. 100. Discharged one Stoker to HMS Isonzo for passage to Malta Detention Barracks.

1.30pm: Leave to Chief & Petty Officers till 5.30pm.


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27 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.00am: Landed dental party.

9.20am: Tug of War.

9.40am: Remainder of hands rigging blast screens. Sent empties to Collier.

11.45am: Dental party returned.

1.25pm: Boats crews away sailing. Remainder of hands scraping & painting & rigging blast screens.


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28 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.55am: Landed dental party.

9.25am: Ordinary Seamen Examination in Seamanship. Exercised all guns crews at Loader. Marines at 4" Gun Drill.

Noon: Dental party returned.

1.10pm: Unshackled & prepared for sea.

1.45pm: Slipped. Engines used as requisite for turning.

2.00pm: Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo.

2.20pm: Courses & speeds as req. for carrying out exercises in Mar Grande.

3.50pm: Proceeded as req. for anchoring.

4.12pm: Came to east of Tarantola shoal, Mar Grande.


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29 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.45, Long 17.21

9.00am: Gunlayers & sightsetters at .303 aiming rifle practice.

9.20am: Gunners party cleaning rifles.

12.28pm: Weighed.

12.33pm: Proceeded as req. for taking up position for firing.

1.10pm: Carried out 3 runs of 1" aiming with port guns.

2.40pm: Finished firing, proceeded as req. for anchoring.

2.55pm: Came to. East of Tarantola Shoal.

4.10pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded to new berth.

4.25pm: Anchored with starboard anchor. Anchor bearings: Tarantola Light House N74W; Casa Beaumont S4E.


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30 November 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.45, Long 17.21

8.20am: Weighed & proceeded as req. for firing.

10.00am: Commenced firing 1" aiming rifle.

11.15am: Proceeded as req. for anchoring.

11.37am: Came to with Starboard anchor.

1.15pm: Proceeded as req. for carrying out 1" aiming rifle practice.

2.42pm: Finished firing & proceeded as req. for entering Mar Piccolo.

3.30pm: Secured to No. 10 Buoy, Mar Piccolo.

5.15pm: One rating joined ship from Malta Hospital.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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[From 1st to 4th Dec – leave to watch from 2.30pm to 5pm]


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1 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Landed Marines for exercise.

1.00pm: Paid monthly advance.

1.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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2 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.30pm: Barge, cutter & whaler away for sailing race.


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3 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Fog (f3 - 4) [Moderate to thick fog]

8.20am: Fog lifted.


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4 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.10am: Landed competitors for Cross Country Race.

9.10am: Hands working about boats. Remainder fitting gear on Upper Deck.

1.25pm: Gunner’s Party testing sights. Remainder of Hands working about boats.


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5 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.25am: Landed Port Watch for Route March.

9.20am: Marines at Gun Drill.

1.10pm: Unshackled from Buoy, & prepared for slipping.

1.45pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo.

2.15pm: Commenced exercises.

3.20pm: Finished exercises. Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring.

3.37pm: Came to in Tarantola Bay.


4edec0e514d0450578003b16: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63302/0004_0.jpg)


6 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.45, Long 17.21 [Assuming still near Tarantola Bay]

11.13am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for taking up position for firing. Hands at General Quarters.

Noon: Commenced run.

12.05pm: Fired Port Battery.

12.12pm: Fired Starboard Battery.

12.18pm: Finished firing & proceeded as requisite for anchoring near HMS Queen.

12.28pm: Came to in Tarantola Bay.

2.00pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite for turning.

2.35pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Mar Piccolo.

3.00pm: Secured to No. 10 Buoy.


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7 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Hands employed holystoning upper deck & preparing ship for coaling.

10.40am: Collier SS Aysgarth secured alongside.

11.10am: Commenced coaling.

3.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 245 tons.

4.30pm: Collier cast off.


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8 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

2.00pm: Leave to Watch till 5pm.


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9 December 1916

Taranto [& at Sea]

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

2.02pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo & anchoring in Mar Grande.

2.30pm: Came to.

4.10pm: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Taranto.

11.05pm: Passed Boom.


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10 December 1916

Taranto To Valona

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

3.52am: Capo Santa Maria di Leuca Light House N6W 5.3 miles.

6.48am: Courses & speeds as requisite for inspecting drifters & entering Valona.

8.40am: Passed Boom.

9.18am: Came to off Batteria Point.


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11 December 1916

Valona [To Taranto]

Lat 39.8, Long 18.1 [Estimate from location at 11.02am and distance travelled to noon]

6.25am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Valona.

7.00am: Passed Boom.

9.00am: Linguetta N39E.

11.02am: Capo Santa Maria di Leuca Light House N78½W.

1.45pm: Maximum Roll observed 30° to Starboard.

2.45pm: Sighted land ahead & on the Port bow.

4.25pm: San Vito Semaphore N26½E.

4.29pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Taranto, Mar Grande & proceeding to Mar Piccolo.

5.15pm: Secured to No.10 Buoy.


[From 12th Dec to 1st Jan 1917 – leave to watch from 2.30pm to 5pm]


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12 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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13 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.10am: Collier SS Aysgarth secured alongside.

8.30am: Commenced coaling.

11.25am: Finished coaling. Received 225 tons.

11.55am: Collier cast off.


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14 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.20am: Landed Starboard Watch for Route March.

10.45am: Landing party returned.

1.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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15 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.00am: Held Divine Service (Roman Catholic).

am: Landed Marines for Exercise.

10.45am: Marines returned.

[No leave today]


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16 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Laid out stream anchor & pointed ship 100°.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes. Held Pulling Regatta for C in C's Cup.

4.45pm: Weighed stream anchor.

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 101.

[No leave today]


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17 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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18 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Hands making & mending clothes. Boats crews away for sailing race.


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19 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Diving Party rigging Diving Boat.

8.45am: Diving party cleaning propellors.

pm: Diving Party as in forenoon. Remainder of Hands making & mending clothes.

4.45pm: Finished diving.


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20 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Gunners Party drawing ammunition. All Gun Layers and No. 2s to Sick Bay for lecture on Gas Masks.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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21 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.00am: Landed 50 ratings for Route March Competition.

11.45am: Marching Competition Party returned.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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22 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.25am: Store Party employed in SS[HMS] Isonzo.

pm: Store party as in forenoon. Remainder of Hands making & mending clothes.


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23 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Sent 25 cases of 4" Quick Fire Cartridges to Malta (Low heat test).

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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24 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

Midnight: Roman Catholics at Divine Service.


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25 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.20am: Landed Roman Catholics.

7.45am: Held Divine Service.

8.00am: Roman Catholics returned.

9.30am: Read Prayers.


[See historyofwar.org for a picture of the afternoon watch Christmas Day]


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26 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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27 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.10am: Received 31 cases of 4" Quick Fire Cartridges.

1.00pm: Landed football party.

pm: Ordinary Seaman & Boys at school.

3.30pm: Football Party returned.


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28 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.00am: Collier SS Silvia secured alongside.

9.30am: Commenced coaling.

10.45am: Finished coaling. Received 125 tons.

11.10am: SS Silvia cast off.


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29 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Landed Marines for exercise.

8.30am: Cooks employed cleaning Mess Decks. Remainder of hands hoisting out Steam Cutters boiler.

1.30pm: Store party drawing stores from HMS Isonzo.


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30 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Hands employed cleaning out Holds.

1.45pm: HMS Wonganella secured alongside. Hands employed provisioning ship.

3.45pm: HMS Wonganella cast off.

4.00pm: Hands employed stowing holds.

6.30pm: Finished stowing provisions.


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31 December 1916

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Exercised at General Drill.

10.30am: Replaced gear.

am: Barges crew returning empties to SS[HMS] Wonganella.

12.30pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.

1.10pm: Landed Recreation parties. Hands making & mending clothes.


[See historyofwar.org for a picture of New Years Greetings for 1917 from No.21 Mess]


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2 January 1917

Taranto [& at Sea]

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.20am: Landed Port Watch for Route March.

8.25am: Lowered Steam Cutter & hoisted out her boiler.

1.10pm: Unshackled & secured for sea.

1.45pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite into Mar Grande for exercises.

3.45pm: Exercises completed. Proceeded as requisite for anchoring in Tarantola Bay.

4.00pm: Exercised at General Quarters.

4.10pm: Came to.

9.04pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Mar Grande.

9.28pm: Passed Boom.


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3 January 1917

Taranto to Valona

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

1.00am: Passed Transport & 2 French Destroyers.

5.05am: Sighted Fano Island [Othonoi] E½N.

6.45am: Commenced zig zag 2 points each side of the course every 15 mins.

7.38am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Valona Bay.

8.15am: Passed Boom.

8.45am: Secured to Buoy off Pelasgia Point. [Kep i Pelasja]

am: Anti-Aircraft Guns Crews to drill. Forecastle men placing protective mattresses round Bridge.


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4 January 1917

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

9.00am: Sighted Hostile Aeroplane. Fired Anti-Aircraft 2 pounder pom pom.

9.40am: Hostile Aeroplane withdrew.

1.15pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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5 January 1917

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

7.15am: Slipped from Buoy & proceeded as requisite for swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.45am: Finished adjustment of Standard & Fore Bridge Compasses. Tried Engine Room Steering Position & Emergency Telegraph.

11.00am: Proceeded as requisite for testing sounding machines & coming to on Anchorage.

11.55am: Came to off Batteria Point.

1.15pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to swing ship for deviation of compasses.

2.20pm: Commenced swing.

3.30pm: Swing completed. Proceeded as requisite for securing to Buoy.

4.00pm: Secured to Buoy off Pelasgia Point.


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6 January 1917

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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7 January 1917

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48


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8 January 1917

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

9.35am: Gunlayers & Sightsetters at aiming rifle practice.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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9 January 1917

Valona [Vlore, Albania]

Lat 40.45, Long 19.48

9.00am: Gunlayers at .303 aiming rifle practice.

11.00am: Pom-pom guns crew at drill.


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10 January 1917

Valona [to Taranto]

Lat 39.7, Long 18.6 [Estimate from bearing at 12.23pm]

6.20am: Slipped from Buoy & proceeded as requisite for leaving Valona.

7.10am: Passed Boom.

7.30am: Cape Linguetta South 1½ cables.

8.00am: Cape Linguetta N50E.

10.45am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

11.45am: Santa Maria di Leuca N88W. Ship pitching fairly heavily.

12.23pm: Cape Otranto N4W; Santa Maria di Leuca N53W. Roll about 20° to 25° each way.

1.35pm: Cabo Santa Maria di Leuca N44E.

3.00pm: Sant’ Andrea Light House N39E; Pizzo Tower N58E; Ugento Church N87E.

5.27pm: Turned on to security course through Minefield.

5.45pm: Passed Boom. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Mar Piccolo & securing to Buoy.

6.45pm: Secured to No.10 Buoy.


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11 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Landed Starboard Watch for Route March.

10.50am: Landing Party returned.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

1.30pm: Landed Liberty Men.


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12 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.00am: Collier SS Silvia secured alongside.

8.17am: Commenced coaling.

11.52am: Finished coaling. Received 210 tons.


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13 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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14 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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15 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.40am: Party drawing stores.


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16 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.30am: Unshackled from Buoys.

8.30am: Shackled cable to buoy.

am&pm: Gunners Party painting guns.


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17 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.45am: Exercised at General Quarters.


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18 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.10am: Gunners party cleaning magazines. Refitting Party refitting funnel guys. Remainder of hands painting Petty Officer’s Mess Decks.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


4edec0ed14d0450578003b49: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63303/0010_1.jpg)


19 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.40am: Store party drawing stores from HMS Isonzo.

am: Gunnery Training Class dismounting XI 4" Gun.

1.30pm: Gunnery Training class as in forenoon. Store party embarking stores. Refitting Party refitting funnel guys.

2.30pm: Disciplinary Court, President Commander A.R.W. Woods assembled on board.

4.15pm: Disciplinary Court dissolved.

pm: Received from England per HMS Isonzo 1 4" Gun Quick Fire Mark III in good condition. Sent 1 4" Gun Quick Fire Mark III to Malta per HMS Isonzo.


4edec0ed14d0450578003b4a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63303/0011_0.jpg)


20 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.45am: Gunnery training class mounting XI gun.

12.45pm: Read Warrant No. 102.


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21 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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22 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Exercised at General Drill.

10.45am: Replaced gear.

1.30pm: Refitting Party about funnel guys.


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23 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Diving Party rigging diving boat.

8.30am: Landed Port Watch for route march. Diving party examining underwater fittings. Refitting party about funnel guys.

10.50am: Landing Party returned.

1.30pm: Diving party carrying on. Refitting & Gunners party as in forenoon.


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24 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.15am&pm: Boys at school. Gunners Party cleaning shell rooms.


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25 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Landed Starboard Watch for Route March.

10.40am: Landing Party returned.

1.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

5.00pm: Exceptionally heavy thunderstorm. Force & direction of wind very variable.

6.30pm: Lieut. Brown RNR discharged for passage to England overland.


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26 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.15am: Landed Marines for Route March.

9.20am&pm: Gunners Party carrying on. Remainder of hands scraping & painting in parts of ship & fitting accommodation ladder.


4edec0ee14d0450578003b51: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63303/0014_1.jpg)


27 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: 1 Petty Officer & 6 hands working about lighter in Dockyard.

5.30pm: His Emminence Cardinal Bourne Archbishop of Westminster visited ship and interviewed Roman Catholics.


4edec0ee14d0450578003b52: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63303/0015_0.jpg)


28 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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29 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.15am: Landed Roman Catholics.

8.20am: Roman Catholics returned.

am&pm: Exercised all Guns’ crews at Loader.


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30 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Landed Starboard Watch for Route March.

am: Gunners Party working in Shell Room & Magazines.

pm: Sent 6 hands and 1 Petty Officer to Dockyard for repairing lighter.

3.55pm: Collier SS Silvia secured alongside.

4.30pm: Commenced coaling.

6.45pm: Finished coaling. Received 155 tons.


4edec0ef14d0450578003b55: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63303/0016_1.jpg)


31 January 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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[From 1st to 27th Feb – leave to part of watch about 1.30 to 5.30pm, Petty Officers 1.30 to 7pm. Most days from 1st to 19th Feb a Dental party is landed around 9am, returning about 11.30am.]


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1 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Landed Port Watch for route march. Sent 1 Petty Officer and 6 hands to Dockyard.

10.45am: Landing Party returned. Dockyard party returned.

1.00pm: Paid monthly payment to hands. Hands make and mend clothes.

1.30pm: Sent 1 Petty Officer and 6 hands to Dockyard.

3.40pm: Dockyard party returned.


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2 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Landed Marines for route march.

9.30am: All seaman gun’s crews to Divisional Drill. Fore ammunition party to First Aid Lecture.

11.00am: Marines and Dental Party returned.


4edec0f014d0450578003b5f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0002_1.jpg)


3 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Divisions with night clothing.

2.15pm: Landed Football Party.


4edec0f114d0450578003b60: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0003_0.jpg)


4 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

10.45am: Away all boats to Cheer Italian C in C, leaving HMS Queen.

11.40am: All boats returned to ship.


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5 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: All boats crews pull round Fleet. Abandoned ship exercised.

11.00am: Starboard watch hoisting rafts. Remainder replacing gear.

1.30pm: Barges, 1st cutter, 1st Whaler, and Gigs away Boat sailing.

5.15pm: Read Warrant No. 103.


4edec0f114d0450578003b62: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0004_0.jpg)


6 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.20am: Gunners party covering voice pipes. Refitting party refitting fenders.

10.00am: Marines to small arms Drill.

1.10pm: Landed Football Party.

1.25pm: Gunners party covering voice pipes.

2.45pm: One RMLI bugler joined ship.


4edec0f114d0450578003b63: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0004_1.jpg)


7 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.15am: Read Articles of War.

9.30am: General Quarters exercised.

10.40am&pm: Dismounting party working at AI Gun.


4edec0f114d0450578003b64: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0005_0.jpg)


8 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Starboard watch landed for route march.

9.20am: Gunners Party working at AI. Refitting party repairing fenders.

10.50am: Landing Party returned.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


4edec0f114d0450578003b65: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0005_1.jpg)


9 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Gunners party dismounting A II. Marines to Divisional Drill.

1.00pm: Landed Football party

1.30pm: Gunners party dismounting A II.

3.40pm: Football party returned.


4edec0f214d0450578003b66: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0006_0.jpg)


10 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


4edec0f214d0450578003b67: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0006_1.jpg)


11 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


4edec0f214d0450578003b68: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0007_0.jpg)


12 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.45am: Sent two Armourer ratings to HMS Queen.

8.30am: Sent store party to HMS Isonzo.

11.00am: Discharged 5 ratings to Malta Hospital

1.15pm: Chief Artificer Engineer Nicholls. 1 Stoker and one Marine bugler left ship for Isonzo.

4.25pm: PTI [Physical Training Instructor?] left ship for England on duty.

4.45pm: Read Warrant No. 104.

5.40pm: One AB joined ship from HMS Prince of Wales. Discharged one AB to HMS Prince of Wales.

5.50pm: Two Armourers returned from HMS Queen.


4edec0f214d0450578003b69: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0007_1.jpg)


13 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.20am: Sent two Armourer Ratings to HMS Queen.

8.30am: Landed Starboard Watch for route march.

9.25am: Gunners party working at 3 pounder.

9.30am: Marines to inspection of arms.

10.30am: Landing parties returned.

11.00am: Sent to[two?] cases of stores to SS Silvia.

1.30pm: Gunners party working at 3 pounder.


4edec0f214d0450578003b6a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0008_0.jpg)


14 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.35am: Exercised General Quarters.

1.05pm: Marines Football Party landed.

1.50pm: Gunners party working at 3 pounder.

2.35pm: Landed Seaman Football party.

3.55pm: Marines Football party returned.

5.00pm: Football Party returned.


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15 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Landed Port Watch for route march.

9.35am: Marines to 4" Gun Drill.

11.00am: Landing Party returned.

1.00pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


4edec0f214d0450578003b6c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0009_0.jpg)


16 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Diving party rigging diving boat.

8.00am: Diving party examining underwater fittings.

9.35am: Boys and Ordinary Seamen to School. Marines to infantry drill.

1.30pm: Diving party examining underwater fittings.


4edec0f214d0450578003b6d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0009_1.jpg)


17 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Divisions with Night clothing.

2.50am: Landed Football party.

7.35pm: Steam cutter sunk by collision with Cavour's Steam boat. [Italian Battleship Conte di Cavour]


4edec0f314d0450578003b6e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0010_0.jpg)


18 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.30am: Rigged Diving Boat.

8.30am: Divers at work salving Steam Cutter.

am: Steam Pinnace lent from HMS Queen.

1.30pm: Leave to Chief & Petty Officers till 7pm.

2.50am: Divers at work salving Steam Cutter.

4.15pm: Diving completed.


4edec0f314d0450578003b6f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0010_1.jpg)


19 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.45am: Sent Dockyard party to work on Steam Cutter.

9.30am: Disciplinary Court held onboard. General Drill - Stokers & Marines Boat Pulling. Weigh Sheet anchor by hand. Out Collision mat. Away all boats crews.

10.40am: Hands replacing gear & working about boats.

1.30pm: Gunners party cleaning rifles etc.

1.50pm: Football & Recreation party landed.

3.45pm: Dockyard party returned.

5.15pm: Recreation & football parties returned.


4edec0f314d0450578003b70: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0011_0.jpg)


20 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

3.30pm: Landed Patrol.

5.30pm: Discharged one signalman to HMS Queen.

8.40pm: Patrol returned.


4edec0f314d0450578003b71: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0011_1.jpg)


21 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.05am: Landed Picket House Party.

8.30am: Picket House Party returned.

8.50am: Sent store party to Railway station.

9.30am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.45am: Store party returned.

2.15pm: Slipped & proceeded to No. 4 buoy.

3.10pm: Secured to No. 4 buoy.


4edec0f314d0450578003b72: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0012_0.jpg)


22 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Landed every available man.

11.00am: Landing parties returned.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.


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23 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.30am: Landed Picket House party.

8.25am: Picket House party returned.

8.40am: Sent Engineers & Carpenters working party to Dockyard.

9.35am: Exercised Control parties.

11.10am: Sent Diving party to HMS Isonzo.

11.25am: Two stokers joined ship from Malta.

11.30am: Sent store party to Isonzo.

11.50am: Dockyard parties returned.

Noon: Store party returned from Isonzo.

1.15pm: Diving Party cleaning inlets of Isonzo.

2.00pm: Court of Inquiry held onboard. Store party sent to Isonzo

3.30pm: Store party returned.

5.15pm: Diving party returned from Isonzo.


4edec0f414d0450578003b74: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0013_0.jpg)


24 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: Aired night clothing.

10.30am: Discharged 1 marine to Malta Hospital.

1.00pm: Discharged 4 stoker ratings to HMS Isonzo.

1.45pm: Landed Football party.

4.15pm: Football party returned.

6.00pm: Discharged one Petty Officer to HMS Excellent.


4edec0f414d0450578003b75: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0013_1.jpg)


25 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.05am: Landed Picket House Party.

8.25am: Picket House party returned.

1.50pm: Landed Recreation Party.

5.15pm: Recreation party returned.


4edec0f414d0450578003b76: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63304/0014_0.jpg)


26 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: General Drill exercised Prepare to be taken in tow, Fire Stations, Away all boats, Abandon ship stations, Away Stokers & Marines crews.

10.50am: Hands replacing gear.

2.20pm: Landed Recreation Party.

5.15pm: Recreation party returned.


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27 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Sent Recording party to Mar Grande.

2.30pm: Landed Football & recreation party.

5.00pm: Football & recreation parties returned.


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28 February 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.45, Long 17.21

7.55am: Slipped from buoy & proceeded to Mar Grande.

8.50am: Secured bow & stern to buoys for Calibrating guns.

9.30am: Out Stream Anchor. Calibrated Starboard 4" guns.

11.15am: In stream anchor.

1.30pm: Gunlayers & Seamen gunners at .303 aiming practice.

3.00pm: Slipped from Calibrating buoys and proceeded to Inner Harbour.

4.15pm: Secured to No. 4 buoy Inner Harbour.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.46, Long 17.21 [Estimate from location of Sirena Bank]

7.47am: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving Mar Piccolo.

8.30am: Commenced .303 Aiming Rifle practice.

11.30am: Finished practice. Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring.

12.05pm: Came to off Sirena Bank. [Banco della Sirena]

2.05pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for entering Mar Piccolo.

2.20pm: Stopped.

2.50pm: Proceeded as requisite for passing through Canal & securing to Buoy.

3.35pm: Secured to No. 4 Buoy.

5.30pm: Collier SS Silvia secured alongside.


4edec0f614d0450578003b84: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63305/0002_0.jpg)


2 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.20am: Commenced Coaling.

12.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 275 tons.

2.00pm: SS Silvia cast off.


4edec0f614d0450578003b85: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63305/0002_1.jpg)


3 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


4edec0f714d0450578003b86: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63305/0003_0.jpg)


4 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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5 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Exercised at General Drill. 1 Petty Officer & 10 men employed as working party at YMCA.

10.30am: Replaced gear.

1.30pm: Gunners party clearing up shell rooms & magazines. Refitting party about towing wire.


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6 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.30am: 2 hands cleaning out latrines at YMCA.

am&pm: Gunners party working in shell room.


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7 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

9.30am: Exercised at Divisional Drill.

10.15am: Secured.

am&pm: Gunners Party working in shell rooms & magazines. Exercised Control Party.


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8 March 1917

[Date written as 8th October]

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

1.50am: Heavy Explosion occurred; apparently in Outer Harbour.

9.40am: Refitting party about funnel guys. Exercised Control Parties. Marines at Gun Drill.

1.30pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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9 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.35am: Sent Carpenters Party with 1 Leading Seaman & 10 hands to Recreation Ground, & working party of 10 hands to Dockyard. Remainder of hands employed about gear on Upper Deck.

1.15pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.


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10 March 1917

[Date written as 10th March 1916]

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

pm: Gunners Party working in magazines & shell rooms.


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11 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30


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12 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

6.00am: Docking party carrying on. Remainder of hands unshackling & preparing for docking.

7.45am: Slipped from Buoy & proceeded as requisite for entering dock.

8.12am: Entered Dock.

8.22am: Secured.

am: Refitting party about wires. Remainder of hands docking ship.

pm: Gunners Party dismounting 4" guns. Refitting party as in forenoon.


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13 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.30am: Sent working party to SS Clan Macpherson & SS Silvia.

9.00am: Sent to[two?] carpenter ratings to work in YMCA. Remainder of hands working about upper deck.

11.00am: Working Parties returned.

pm: Hands & working parties as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Exercised at Fire Stations.


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14 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.30am: Sent store party to SS Silvia & Clan McPherson.

am: Hands employed suveying cable. Gunners Party dismounting 4" Guns for examination. Refitting & Rigging Party working about funnel guys.

1.20pm: Working Parties as in forenoon. Hands employed as in forenoon.

pm: Cleaned Wet Bulb Thermometer, & renewed gauze & wick.

4.00pm: Exercised at Fire Stations.


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15 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.30am: Sent store party to SS Silvia.

8.15am: Refitting Party about Wireless Telegraphy Yards & funnel guys. Gunners Party dismounting 4" Guns. 4 hands working on Recreation Ground. Remainder cleaning out chain lockers & cleaning down aloft.

pm: Hands & Special Parties as in forenoon.

4.00pm: Exercised at Fire Stations.


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16 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.30am: Sent working party to HMS[?SS] Silvia.

am: Hands employed stowing cables, & embarking stores. Gunners Party dismounting 4” Guns for examination. Refitting party working about funnel guys.

11.30am: Flooding of Dock commenced.

Noon: Stopped flooding dock.

pm: Gunners Party as in forenoon. Remainder of hands preparing to leave dock.

3.35pm: Recommenced flooding Dock.

3.50pm: Ship floated.

4.30pm: Secured all wires.

5.00pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, & getting in stores.

7.00pm: Finished provisioning.


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17 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

7.40am: Proceeded out of Dock with aid of tug.

8.05am: Slipped tug & proceeded as requisite for securing to buoy.

8.44am: Secured to No. 4 Buoy.

am: Hands employed stowing provision rooms & hoisting in ammunition tanks.

1.15pm: Hands employed stowing provisions, placing & securing ammunition tanks.

2.30pm: Returned Steam Pinnace to HMS Queen.


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18 March 1917

Taranto

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

8.20am: Hands replacing Boiler & Engines in Steam Cutter.


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19 March 1917

Taranto [& at Sea]

Lat 40.48, Long 17.30

am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea & getting up ammunition.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

3.15pm: Hands employed unshackling from Buoy. Read Warrant No. 104.

4.40pm: Slipped.

4.46pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

5.18pm: Passed outer boom.

5.45pm: Commenced zig zag.

6.45pm: Ceased zig zag.


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20 March 1917

Taranto to Port Said

Lat 36.7, Long 20.6 [Obs]

2.00am: Put clocks on 14 mins.

6.00am: Commenced zig zag.

6.30pm: Fix by stars 35 20 N. 21 54 E.

7.00pm: Ceased zig zag.

11.15pm: Sighted Gavdos Island S80E.


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21 March 1917

Taranto to Port Said

Lat 33.9, Long 26.8 [Obs]

2.07am: Gavdos Island Light N24E distant 8.7 miles.

2.10am: Put clocks on 27 mins.

6.00am: Commenced zig zag.

10.00am: Exercised at General Quarters. Guns crews at loader. Gunners Party cleaning rifles. Remainder of hands working about Upper Deck.

6.30pm: Fix by stars 33° 11’ N. 28 54 E. Ceased zig zagging.


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22 March 1917

Taranto to Port Said [& at Port Said]

Lat 31.254, Long 32.31

2.00am: Put clocks on 19 mins.

5.15am: Fix by stars 32 08 N. 31 45 E.

8.20am: Courses & speeds as requisite for swept channel & entering Port Said.

9.50am: Secured head & stern, stern to the wall the South Side of Cherif Basin.

Noon: Commenced coaling.

1.00pm: Port Watch returning ammunition. Starboard Watch coaling ship.

5.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 480 tons.


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23 March 1917

Port Said [& Suez Canal]

Lat 30.72, Long 32.34 [Estimate from location of Ballah]

7.00am: Hands employed reeving slip ropes & preparing for entering Canal.

8.00am: Weighed both anchors, & slipped stern wire.

8.14am: Engines as requisite for turning.

8.33am: Entered Canal, courses and speeds as requisite. Pilot in charge.

11.16am: Passed Kantara.

11.41am: Passed Ballah.

1.30pm: Passed Ismailia and exchanged Pilots.

2.40pm: Entered Great Bitter Lake.

3.30pm: Stopped & came to with Port Bower.

4.12pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite.

7.25pm: Left Canal & proceeded as requisite for anchoring in Suez Bay.

7.58pm: Came to with starboard bower in Suez Bay.

10.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Suez Bay.

10.35pm: Newport Rock Light abeam.


[Map of Suez canal from around this period]


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24 March 1917

Port Said to Aden

Lat 27.6, Long 33.9 [X Bgs]

1.16am: Sighted Zaffarana Light S1E.

3.40am: Put clocks on 11 mins.

5.09am: Sighted Ras Gharib Light S15E.

9.25am: Sighted Ashrafi Light House SEbyS.

am: Hands employed getting up & spreading awnings.

1.00pm: Shadwan Light House N60½W 3 miles.

7.30pm: Brothers [Ahkaween] Light S55W.


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25 March 1917

Port Said to Aden

Lat 23.5, Long 36.9 [Obs]

2.29am: Sighted Daedalus [Abu el-Kizan] Light S29E.

2.30am: Put clocks on 10 mins.

5.00pm: Exercised Sea Boats crew.

6.00pm: Sighted Elba Mountains SWbyW.

6.20pm: Fix by stars 22 23 N. 37 35¼ E.


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26 March 1917

Port Said to Aden

Lat 19.0, Long 39.6 [Obs]

2.30am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

5.30am: 20 11.2 N. 39 06.7 E by stars.

10.00am: Exercised at General Quarters.

6.25pm: 17 42.2 N. 40 07.5 E by stars.


THE VOYAGES OF HMS TOPAZ
Operations in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

JP map Topaz Red Sea

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27 March 1917

Port Said to Aden

Lat 14.6, Long 42.2 [DR]

3.00am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

5.45am: Sighted Jebel Teir [Jabal al-Tayr?] Island SE.

8.46am: Centre Peak Island [Zubair group] Light House S38½E; Table Peak Island [Zubair group] S51E; Quoin Island S72E.

10.00am: Table Peak Island N7½E; Centre Peak Island Light House N76E.

1.30pm: Jebel Zukur [Jabal Zuqar] S57E.

4.22pm: Mid Haycock [island in Zubair group] S23E; Great Hannish [Hanish Islands] S52½E.

5.49pm: NE Haycock S82W; Great Hannish N2½E; Double Peak Island N40E.

8.00pm: Sounding every half hour.

9.34pm: Perim High Light S36½E. Dist = 26 miles (approx).


[The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Pilot from 1900 is useful for locating some of the place names used]


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28 March 1917

Port Said to Aden [& at Aden]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

0:31am: Perim High Light N62E; Balfe Point Light N51E.

2:00am: Perim High Light N34½W.

3.00am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

8.05am: Aden Peninsula N29E; Jebel Ihsan N12E; Ras Imran N6W.

10.35am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden Inner Harbour by swept channel.

11.50am: Secured to No. 1 Buoy.

12.20pm: Slipped from Buoy & proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

12.45pm: Came to with Port Bower & secured stern to No. 1 Buoy. Hands employed furling awnings & securing coal lighters.

2.00pm: Port Watch stowing away ammunition.

3.00pm: Port Watch coaling ship.

5.00pm: Mr Maguire, Gunner, joined ship for passage to HMS Hardinge.

8.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 400 tons.


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29 March 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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30 March 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

7.00am: Coal lighter secured alongside.

9.30am: Received 40 tons of coal. Gunners party working in magazines.

10.20am: 20 Seedie Boys joined ship.


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31 March 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement. Hands making & mending clothes.


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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Barometer

Mercurial

Name of Make and number: N&Z ~ 863

Height of cistern above sea: 10 feet


Thermometers for Air Temperature

Position on ship: On fore side of watch cabin. Abaft Conning Tower

Whether in screen: Yes

Maker and No.: Dry Hicks ~ 1092. Wet N&Z ~ 9538.


Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No.: Hicks ~ 1628.


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1 April 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.7, Long 45.4 [DR]

8.05am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden through swept channel.

6.30pm: Fix by stars. 13 02.5 N, 46 41 E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 08.5 N, Long 47 00 E.


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2 April 1917

Aden to Makalla [Al Mukalla?]

Lat 14.52, Long 49.13

8.00am: Lat 14 07 N, Long 48 53 E.

10.00am: Exercised Control Parties.

10.56am: Stopped.

10.58am: Came to with starboard bower off Makalla.

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Makalla.

8.00pm: Lat 14 18 N, Long 49 15¼ E.


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3 April 1917

Makalla to Rendezvous in 13 28N, 51 02E

Lat 13.4, Long 51.0 [Obs]

5.00am: Fix by stars. 13 43N, 50 42½E.

8.00am: Lat 13 30N, Long 51 01.2E.

8.30am: Stopped.

9.30am: Dropped target & proceeded as requisite at 8.4 knots for carrying out .303 aiming rifle practice.

10.30am: Sighted HMS Hardinge bearing South.

11.00am: Finished practice, picked up target and closed Hardinge.

11.19am: Stopped. Discharged Mr. Maguire, Gunner to Hardinge.

4.45pm: Courses as requisite for closing steamer.

5.07pm: Stopped & boarded SS Clan McIntyre.

5.29pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 11N, 51 32E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 12.6N, Long 51 56.2 E.

9.42pm: Courses as requisite for closing steamer.

10.07pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Hova.

10.47pm: Proceeded.


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4 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.0, Long 52.7 [Obs]

2.25am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing a steamer.

3.00am: Stopped & boarded SS Denbigh.

3.55am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Lat 13 48N, Long 52 52E.

8.21am: Course as requisite for closing steamer.

9.55am: Stopped & boarded SS Ellerdale.

10.00am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.30am: Proceeded.

2.14pm: Altered course to close dhow.

2.29pm: Stopped. Boarded dhow.

2.44pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 14 51.6N, 53 00.8E.

8.00pm: Lat 15 00N, Long 53 12.2E.


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5 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.5, Long 54.9 [Obs]

5.00am: Fix by stars. 14 58.5N, 54 36E.

5.12am: Courses as requisite for boarding a steamer.

6.10am: Stopped. Boarded Italian SS San Rossore.

6.45am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Lat 14 51N, Long 54 55.5E.

9.50am: Courses & speeds as requisite for Gunnery Exercise. Carried out Anti Aircraft Practice with Fin Balloons.

10.50am: Dropped Target & carried out 1" aiming rifle practice from starboard guns.

12.05pm: Picked up target. Courses as requisite for closing steamer.

12.50pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Trellisick [Trelissick?]

1.15pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 49N, 54 53E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 29N, Long 54 52.7E.


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6 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.3, Long 53.3 [Obs]

2.05am: Courses & speeds as requisite for boarding a steamer.

2.43am: Stopped. Boarded SS Navarro.

3.03am: Proceeded.

5.00am: Fix by stars. 13 25N, 53 37E.

8.00am: Lat 13 42.5N, Long 53 19.2E.

9.30am: Held Divine Service. [Good Friday]

4.05pm: Sighted Fartak Range [?Ra’s Fartak] bearing NEbyE.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 15 04½N, 53 14¾E.

7.45pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for boarding 2 dhows.

8.00pm: Lat 15 01.0N, Long 53 32.7E.

8.53pm: Stopped.

9.30pm: Proceeded.


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7 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 13.9, Long 55.3 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 14 28N, Long 54 56.8E.

Noon: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing steamer.

12.49pm: Stopped, boarded SS Nurani[?] of Bombay.

1.15pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 25N, 55 08E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 25N, Long 54 49.0E.


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8 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.6, Long 53.5 [Obs]

2.45am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing & boarding dhows.

4.00am: Boarded 5 dhows.

4.45am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Lat 13 37N, Long 53 41E.

5.15pm: Decreased speed as necessary for closing steamer.

6.00pm: As requisite for boarding.

6.15pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Glencluny.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 45N, 53 51E.

7.10pm: Proceeded.

8.00pm: Lat 13 37.6N, Long 53 55.2E.


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9 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 13.4, Long 51.8 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 13 22.5N, Long 52 20.5E.

10.15am: Carried out Range Keeping exercise on passing ship. Exercised Guns Crews at loader & divisional drill.

3.36pm: Courses as requisite for closing dhows.

4.51pm: Stopped. Boarded a dhow.

5.04pm: Proceeded.

6.15pm: Fix by stars. 13 25.7N, 50 36.5E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 25.7N, Long 50 14E.


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10 April 1917

From Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol to Ahwah [Ahwar]

Lat 13.3, Long 46.8 [Obs]

6.00am: Sighted land NW.

8.00am: Lat 13 27N, Long 48 04E.

10.27am: Sheika Hurba N 44½W.

11.12am: Stopped off Ahwah.

11.25am: Shaped course.

1.56pm: Passed Ras Makatein [?Maqatain el Kabir?]

4.37pm: Course as requisite for approaching & anchoring off Shukra. [Shuqrah/Shoqra]

5.31pm: Stopped.

5.35pm: Came to with starboard bower off Shukra.


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11 April 1917

Shukra [to Aden]

Lat 12.9, Long 45.5 [DR]

9.02am: Weighed.

2.33pm: Turned into swept channel.

3.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Inner Harbour Aden.

4.15pm: Came to with Starboard Bower & secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.

5.00pm: Cast off Stern Hawser, weighed & proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

6.10pm: Came to with port bower 1.5 cables from Flint Island & secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.


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12 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Hands employed furling awnings & preparing for coaling.

6.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed refitting gear on upper deck & squaring off store rooms & shell rooms.

1.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 590 tons.


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13 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands employed taking in & stowing ammunition.


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14 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Rigged Diving Boat.

6.00am: Diving party working about inlets.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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15 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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16 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

9.30am: Training classes at instructions. Remainder of hands spreading side screens, & striking down provisions.

pm: Gunners Party painting guns, refitting party working about side screens. Remainder of hands refitting shackles & cleaning boats.


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17 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Gunners Party painting guns. Refitting party fitting tackles & making jumping net. Remainder of hands scraping ammunition lockers.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 106.


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18 April 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition, turning out boats & preparing for sea.

pm: Embarked 100 Indian Troops & 2 officers.

5.12pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden.

10.00pm: Sounding every 5 minutes.

10.38pm: Stopped.

10.41pm: Came to with starboard bower 173½° 7.1 miles from Ras Seilan [Ra’s Saylan]


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19 April 1917

Off Ras Seilan [Ra’s Saylan]

Lat 12.9, Long 45.4 [Estimate from location of Ras Seilan]

4.50am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for closing coast in neighbourhood of Ras Seilan.

6.05am: Stopped.

6.10am: Came to with starboard bower. Disembarked Indian Troops.

6.30am: Weighed & shifted berth.

6.40am: Anchored as before.

am: General Quarters.


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20 April 1917

Off Ras Seilan [to Aden]

Lat 12.8, Long 45.2 [Estimate from bearings at noon]

6.20am: Opened fire with Port Battery on Turkish Redoubt.

6.50am: Ceased fire.

8.00am: Re-embarked 100 Indian Troops & two British Officers.

9.33am: Weighed. Courses & speeds as requisite for boarding a dhow.

10.00am: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

10.13am: Proceeded.

Noon: Left end Aden Peninsula N86W; Right end Aden Peninsula N75W; Jabal al Kaira N39W.

1.00pm: Turned in swept channel. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden.

2.30pm: Secured stern to No. 4 Buoy & came to with Starboard Bower Anchor, Head East.


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21 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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22 April 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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23 April 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.6, Long 45.3 [X Bgs]

5.15am: Hands employed furling awnings & side screens, coaling ship & preparing for sea. Received 150 tons of coal.

9.07am: Weighed & proceeded, courses as requisite for swept channel.

11.00am: Exercised at general Quarters.

6.27pm: Fix by Star & above PL 12 45N, 46 27 E.

8.00pm: Lat 12 46.2 N, Long 46 42.5 E


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24 April 1917

Aden to Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 13.0, Long 49.3 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 12 54N, Long 48 39.5E.

5.00am: Fix by stars. 12 51½N, 48 09E.

9.50am: Exercised Gunlayers, Sightsetters & control parties.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 08.6N, 50 25.3E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 09.8N, Long 50 40.6E.


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25 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.0, Long 53.0 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 13 34.4N, Long 52 41.1E.

4.45am: Fix by stars. 13 29N, 52 15.5E.

6.38am: Stopped & examined three dhows.

7.16am: Proceeded.

9.45am: Hands employed rigging target & working in parts of ship. All Guns crews exercised at loader.

12.58pm: Stopped. Examined dhow.

1.18pm: Proceeded.

6.15pm: Fix by stars. 15 00¼N, 53 23¾E.

8.00pm: Lat 14 58.7N, Long 53 41.6E.


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26 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 13.8, Long 55.1 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 14 04¼N, Long 55 04.5E.

9.08am: Stopped & dropped target.

9.40am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out two runs with Port & Starboard guns firing full charges.

11.00am: Finished firing. Hoisted in target.

11.30am: Proceeded.

2.30pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Sutton Hall.

2.37pm: Shaped course.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 21.5N, 54 41.7E.

6.16pm: Helm jambed.

6.20pm: Stopped.

6.30pm: Proceeded.

8.00pm: Lat 13 21.5N, Long 54 23.8E.


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27 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.4, Long 53.2 [Obs]

5.32am: Stopped owing to Engine defect.

5.45am: Proceeded.

6.53am: Running Fix by star & Sun. 13 27.7N, 53 01.2E.

8.00am: Lat 13 39N, Long 53 01.4E.

4.00pm: Swung ship for Deviation of compass. Courses as requisite.

6.00pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 15 43.7N, 53 12.8E.

8.00pm: Lat 15 00N, Long 54 34.2E.


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28 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 13.9, Long 55.2 [Obs]

7.00am: Running Fix by star & Sun. 14 37N, 55 03E.

8.00am: Lat 14 28.3N, Long 55 03E.

pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for rifle practice by Detachment at a floating box.

5.38pm: Sighted Sokotra Island SWbyS.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 20.5N, 54 50.8E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 21.0N, Long 54 29.8E.


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29 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.5, Long 53.0 [Obs]

7.00am: Running Fix by star & Sun. 13 42.5N, 52 54E.

8.00am: Lat 13 49N, Long 52 51.5E.

4.56pm: Stopped. Boarded a dhow.

5.30pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 15 11N, 53 02.2E.

8.00pm: Lat 15 08N, Long 53 21.0E.

10.04pm: Stopped. Boarded dhow.

10.25pm: Proceeded.


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30 April 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.0, Long 55.0 [Obs]

4.30am: Fix by stars. 14 59.7N, 54 44.2E.

8.00am: Lat 14 28.3N, Long 54 49.0E.

am: Steam Cutters crew & 2nd Cutters crew painting their boats. Gunners Party cleaning rifles.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 18.7N, 54 52.2E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 19.7N, Long 54 33.3E.


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LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.1, Long 52.8 [DR]

4.40am: Fix by stars. 13 26.7N, 52 53.7E.

6.16am: Stopped. Boarded SS Clan MacKellar.

7.00am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Lat 13 44.2N, Long 52 39.7E.

9.55am: Stopped. Dropped Target.

10.00am: Proceeded as requisite for aiming rifle practice by all Gunnery Ratings.

11.40am: Stopped. Picked up target.

11.50am: Proceeded.

3.14pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Newminster Abbey.

3.42pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 15 07.5N, 53 06.8E.

8.00pm: Lat 15 05.4N, Long 53 21.8E.


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2 May 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 14.3, Long 54.8 [Obs/DR]

0.15am: Stopped engines.

0.20am: Proceeded at slow speed.

0.35am: Stopped & boarded dhow.

0.50am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Lat 14 362N, Long 54 57E.

9.35am: Stopped. Dropped Target.

9.37am: Proceeded as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice.

10.50am: Picked up target.

12.06pm: Stopped, boarded SS Jeseric.

1.00pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 13 26.8N, 55 06.4E.

6.04pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Stagpool.

6.45pm: Proceeded.

8.00pm: Lat 13 27N, Long 54 53.2E.

11.15pm: Stopped. Boarded Japanese Trawler Tokyo Maru.

11.52pm: Proceeded.


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3 May 1917

On the Sokotra [Socotra] Patrol

Lat 13.6, Long 51.5 [Obs]

5.00am: Sighted HMS Dufferin.

5.23am: Stopped.

5.28am: Proceeded.

8.00am: Lat 13 24.5N, Long 52 21.0E.

am: All Gunlayers exercised at laying practice.

6.00pm: 13 40.2N, 50 32.5E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 40.7N, Long 50 09.5E.


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4 May 1917

Sokotra Patrol to Ahwar [to Aden]

Lat 13.3, Long 46.7 [Estimate off Ahwar]

8.00am: Lat 13 35N, Long 47 50E.

am: Hands employed trimming coal.

Noon: Off Ahwar.

6.00pm: Turned into swept channel. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering inner harbour Aden.

6.50pm: Came to with Starboard Bower 630 feet S82W of No. 4 Buoy.

7.10pm: Fouled Port propeller with 6” hemp.

8.20pm: Obtained assistance of tugs to tow stern to buoy against tide.

10.30pm: Secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.


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5 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.35am: Diving party clearing propeller. Hands employed cleaning out canvas room, hoisting in & stowing stores, & working about wires.

12.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 600 [tons].

pm: Hands employed cleaning out Forward Drinking Water Tank. Diving party as in forenoon.

3.45pm: Paid Monthly Advance.


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6 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.30am: Diving party employed clearing propellers.


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7 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.30am: Diving party employed cleaning propeller.

6.00am: Party cleaning out drinking water tank.

am: Propeller cleared. Diving Party unrigged diving boat. Carpenters cleaning out after tank. Refitting party splicing 8" hemp. Remainder of hands cleaning out provision rooms & hold.

3.00pm: Hands employed hoisting in & stowing victualling stores.


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8 May 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

9.20am: Gunners Party cleaning rifles. Refitting party working about ammunition whips.

5.15pm: Weighed.

5.19pm: Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Aden, by swept channel.

6.44pm: Passed Outer Buoy.


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9 May 1917

On the Aden Patrol [& Aden]

Lat 12.78, Long 44.97 [Estimate from anchorage bearings]

6.15am: Passed SS Elgin[?] Castle bound East.

8.45am: Turned into swept channel.

9.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring in outer harbour.

9.45am: Came to off G~~~ Bay. Anchorage Bearings: Ras Marbut N57E; Ras Tarshein S33E.

5.07pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for swept channel.

6.15pm: Passed outer channel buoy.


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10 May 1917

Aden Patrol [& Aden]

Lat 12.78, Long 44.97

5.55am: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

6.10am: Proceeded.

8.31am: Turned into swept channel. Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring in outer harbour.

9.45am: Came to. Anchorage Bearings: Ras Marbut N58E; Ras Tarshein S37E.

10.00am: Gunners Party about rifles.

5.08pm: Proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for swept channel.

6.15pm: Passed Outer Buoy.


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11 May 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.78, Long 44.97

5.15am: Stopped. Boarded SS Firoozi.

6.00am: Hove to off swept channel.

8.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden by swept channel & anchoring in outer harbour.

9.45am: Came to off G~~~ Bay.

10.40am: Commenced coaling.

1.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 170 tons.

4.30pm: Hands employed getting up ammunition.

4.56pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.17pm: Passed outer buoy.

10.50pm: Stopped. Boarded SS City of Bombay.

11.20pm: Proceeded.


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12 May 1917

On Aden Patrol

Lat 13.3, Long 47.4 [Using location at 8pm]

8.35am: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring off Shukra.

8.57am: Came to.

9.35am: Weighed & proceeded.

11.15am: Stopped. Boarded a dhow.

11.30am: Proceeded.

1.17pm: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

1.36pm: Proceeded.

3.21pm: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

3.34pm: Proceeded.

6.04pm: Black Notch N54½W; Sheika Hurba N18E; Jebel Humeiri N32½E

8.00pm: Lat 13 18.2N, Long 47 21.5E


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13 May 1917

Ahwah[Ahwar] to Sokotra Patrol Area

Lat 13.4, Long 50.0 [Obs]

4.45am: Fix by stars. 13 25N 48 50.5E.

8.00am: Lat 13 25N, Long 49 23.9E

6.30pm: Fix by stars. 13 26.6N 50 50E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 26N, Long 51 12.5E


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14 May 1917

Ahwah to Patrol Area & on the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 14.5, Long 52.9 [Obs]

6.49am: Fix by stars & Sun. 13 46N 52 42.8E.

8.00am: Lat 13 56.5N, Long 52 46.0E

10.00am: Gunners Party cleaning rifles.

Noon: Put clocks on 1 hour.

7.15pm: Fix by stars. 14 54.5N 53 28.7E.

8.00pm: Lat 14 52.8N, Long 53 35E

11.15pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.


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15 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 13.8, Long 55.2 [Obs]

3.15am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

6.00am: Fix by stars. 14 30N 55 06.5E.

8.00am: Lat 14 12N, Long 55 06E

9.55am: Stopped.

10.00am: Proceeded as requisite for .303 Aiming Rifle Practice. Gun Layers & Seaman Gunners exercised at aiming rifle.

11.40am: Picked up target.

3.12pm: Stopped.

3.31pm: Proceeded. Courses as requisite for closing steamer.

4.47pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Warrimoo[?].

8.00pm: Fix by Stars. Lat 13 16.3N, Long 55 02E


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16 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 14.7, Long 53.6 [Obs]

3.06am: Stopped. Boarded 2 dhows.

4.20am: Proceeded.

6.30am: 13 30.5N 53 17.5E.

8.00am: Lat 13 38N, Long 53 32E

9.50am: Boys to School. Gunnery & Seamanship Training classes to instructions. Able Seamen at Rifle Drill.

4.14pm: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

4.39pm: Shaped course.

8.00pm: DR. Lat 15 45.5N, Long 54 22E

8.00pm: Fix by Stars. 15 46N, 54 30.2E


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17 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 14.0, Long 55.2 [Obs]

6.30am: Fix by Stars. 14 40.5N 55 15E.

8.00am: Lat 14 30N, Long 55 14E

9.50am: Exercised at General Quarters.

9.55am: Stopped. Dropped target.

9.58am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out 3 controlled runs with .303" aiming rifle from Port Guns.

11.05am: Finished practice.

11.25am: Picked up target.

8.00pm: Lat 13 21N, Long 54 36E


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18 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 14.1, Long 52.9 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 13 41N, Long 53 12E

9.35am: Stopped. Dropped target.

9.45am: Courses and speeds as requisite for 1” aiming rifle practice.

9.50am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.55am: Practice completed.

11.20am: Picked up target.

5.00pm: Commenced swinging ship for Magnetic Variation.

5.30pm: Dropped target. Gunnery training class exercised at rifle practice.

7.45pm: Finished swinging.

7.55pm: Picked up rifle practice target.

8.00pm: Lat 14 50N, Long 52 58E

8.22pm: Fix by Stars. 14 54N 53 06E.


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19 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 13.9, Long 55.0 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 14 35N, Long 54 45E

3.58pm: Communicated with SS Oriental.

8.00pm: Lat 13 17N, Long 54 33E

8.15pm: Fix by Star & land. 13 10N 54 26E.


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20 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 14.4, Long 53.0 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 13 42N, Long 53 07E

10.15am: Running Fix Star & Sun. 14 13N 52 59E.

4.10pm: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

4.31pm: Shaped course.

8.00pm: Lat 15 01N, Long 53 10E

8.30pm: Fix by Stars. 15 09N 53 20E.


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21 May 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 14.8, Long 53.1 [Obs]

6.30am: Fix by Stars. 14 56N 53 05E.

8.00am: Lat 14 40N, Long 53 09E

8.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing steamer.

8.16am: Stopped. Boarded SS Llandudno.

9.20am: Stopped. Dropped Target. All Seamen & Marines exercised at Rifle Practice.

11.10am: Picked up target.

2.00pm: Put clocks back 30 mins.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

7.30pm: Fix by Stars. 14 26.5N 51 50.5E.

8.00pm: Lat 14 25.5N, Long 51 46.5E


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22 May 1917

Sokotra Patrol Area to Ahwar

Lat 14.0, Long 49.7 [Obs]

6.00am: Fix by Stars. 14 12N 50 34.7E.

8.00am: Lat 14 08N, Long 50 18E

am: Guns crews exercised at loader. Boys at school.

11.50am: Put clocks back 30 mins.

3.45pm: Put clocks back 30 mins.

8.00pm: Lat 13 43N, Long 48 36E


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23 May 1917

Sokotra Patrol Area to Ahwar [to Aden]

Lat 13.3, Long 45.9 [X Bgs]

8.45am: Stopped. Boarded Dhow.

10.00am: Boys to school. Remainder of hands cleaning out hammock nettings.

4.37pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden by swept channel.

5.40pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

6.00pm: Secured stern to No. 2 Buoy.


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24 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.30am: Starboard Watch cleaning ship. Port Watch cleaning holds & preparing for provisioning.

10.20am: Commander in Chief inspected ships company.

1.05pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.


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25 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

9.30am: Court of Enquiry assembled.

12.20pm: Court of Enquiry dissolved.

2.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 530 tons.


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26 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Hands taking in & stowing stores.

am: Hands employed cleaning mess deck & flats, passing out empties to lighter & working about boats.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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27 May 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.30am: Hands employed spreading side screens & washing down Upper Deck.

11.58am: Stern wire parted.

Noon: Hande re-securing to stern to buoy.

12.50pm: Ship secured.

4.30pm: Steamed ahead, & veered Starboard cable.

4.35pm: Came to with Port Bower. Ship moored taut between buoy & anchor.


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28 May 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.00am: Landing party sent ashore for Route March.

7.50am: Landing Party returned.

3.00pm: Hands furling awnings & side screens.

3.35pm: Sandstorm. Visibility ½ mile.

4.35pm: Shortened in.

5.00pm: Auxiliary spindle to starboard cable holder fractured.

5.12pm: Slipped Starboard Cable at 1st shackle. End Buoyed.

5.25pm: Shortened in Port Cable, slipped stern wire.

5.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel & leading convoy out.

7.50pm: Convoy forming in divisions on each quarter. Columns 1 mile apart. Ships in column 5 cables apart.

8.00pm: Lat 12 35N, Long 45 07E

8.35pm: Convoy formed. Ships of convoy: SS Itinda, SS Surada, SS Bankura, SS Chenab, SS Subadar, SS Frankenfels.


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29 May 1917

Aden To Rendezvous with Convoy

Lat 12.7, Long 47.7 [Obs]

6.00am: Fix by Stars. 12 37.5N 46 37.5E.

6.00am: Put clocks on 13 mins.

8.00am: Lat 12 37N, Long 47 03E

6.00pm: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

7.00pm: Fix by Stars. 12 32N 48 40.5E.

8.00pm: Lat 12 31N, Long 48 49.5E


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30 May 1917

Aden To Rendezvous with Convoy

Lat 12.2, Long 51.2 [X Bgs]

6.00am: Fix by Stars. 12 12.5N 50 12E.

6.00am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

8.00am: Lat 12 11N, Long 50 38E

10.00am: Exercised Control Parties. Maxim Guns Crews at drill.

12.35pm: Sighted HMS Gloucester.

1.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for turning overy convoy to Gloucester.

2.42pm: Gloucester took over convoy.

8.00pm: Lat 12 48N, Long 52 29E

11.00pm: Put clocks on 14 mins.


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31 May 1917

Rendezvous To Sokotra Patrol Area

Lat 14.2, Long 54.9 [Obs]

2.00am: Put clocks on 14 mins.

8.00am: Lat 13 53.5N, Long 54 15E

9.55am: Exercised at General Quarters.

3.30pm: Sighted Convoy NE.

7.00pm: Fix by Stars. 13 10N 55 05E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 04N, Long 55 05E


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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DUPLICATE

Note:- Original lost by enemy action.

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1 June 1917

On the Sokotra Patrol

Lat 12.68, Long 54.17 [Estimate from anchorage bearings]

7.40am: Ras Haulaf S68E; Jabal Omhari S54E; Ras Hebak S20E

9.00am: Ras Dehammeri S48E; Jabal Omhari S15W.

9.27am: Courses as requisite for anchoring in Bander Delaisha. [Bindar di-Lashah]

9.55am: Came to. Anchorage bearings: Ras Dehammeri S81E; Ras Haulaf N66W; Ruined Tomb N70W.

am: Rigged diving boat. Divers examining Rudder & underwater fittings.

6.18pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite.

7.00pm: Ras Hebak S60½W; Jabal Omhari S41W; Ras Dehammeri S41E.


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2 June 1917

On Sokotra [Patrol]

Lat 13.8, Long 54.7 [Obs]

5.30am: Fix by Stars. 13 38N 54 19.7E.

7.00pm: Fix by Stars. 13 17.5N 54 10E.


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3 June 1917

Sokotra Patrol to Aden

Lat 13.3, Long 51.7 [Obs]

7.30am: Fix by Stars & sun. 13 15.5N 52 24.5E.

8.00am: Put clocks back 30 mins.

6.30pm: Fix by Stars. 13 16.2N 50 36.2E.


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4 June 1917

Sokotra Patrol to Aden

Lat 13.3, Long 47.7 [Obs]

5.00am: Put clocks back 18 mins.

8.01am: Position from Sun. 13 18N 48 20E.

10.00am: Boys to School. Marines to drill.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

7.00pm: Fix by Stars. 13 01N 46 52E.


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5 June 1917

Sokotra Patrol to Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0 [Location at 12.50pm]

4.57am: Stopped & waited for dawn.

5.27am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing Shukra.

5.35am: Shaped course.

am: Gunners Party making rifle covers. Marines to Gun Drill.

11.20am: As requisite for entering Aden.

12.50pm: Came to with Port Bower.

1.15pm: Secured starboard to No. 4 Buoy & hove taut.

pm: Hands employed spreading awnings & striking down ammunition.

3.45pm: Paid monthly advance.


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6 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

7.10am: Commenced coaling by coolies. Stokers trimming.

8.00am: Port Watch stowing Starboard Bower & 1 shackle of cable. Divers at Monthly exercise.

Noon: Finished coaling. Received 390 tons.


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7 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.00am: Landing Party ashore for drill.

8.00am: Landing Party returned.

3.00pm: Landing Party preparing equipment. Remainder of hands shipping boat’s gun mountings.


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8 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.15am: Landing party ashore for exercise.

8.20am: Landing Party returned.

9.30am: Landing Party cleaning equipment.


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9 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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10 June 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

8.15am: Landing party fell in for inspection.

9.15am: Sent Church of England Party to HMS Northbrook for Divine Service.

3.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

10.25pm: Perim High Light N51W.


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11 June 1917

[Year written as 1918]

Aden to Rendez Vous off Centre Peak Island [Zubair group]

Lat 14.5, Long 42.5 [DR - Long written as 43° but that locates the ship about 50km in land, assuming 42° from bearings at 8am and distance travelled]

0.20am: [Perim] High Light N58E; Balfe Point N30E.

5.57am: Quoin Island N28W; Jebel Zukur Island S81½W; Low Island S49W.

6.40am: Courses and speeds as requisite for closing HMS Northbrook.

8.00am: Landing party at rifle exercise. Remainder of hands preparing boats for landing. Quoin Island Light House S9E; High Island S16W; Jebel Zukur S26W.

8.20am: Took station 2 cables on port Beam of HMS Northbrook.

10.52am: Stopped.

2.00pm: Took station 2 cables astern of HMS Northbrook. Proceeded.

4.00pm: HMS Northbrook stopped. Took station 2 cables ahead of her. Courses & speeds as requisite while sending Marines to Northbrook.

5.00pm: Took station 2 cables astern of Northbrook & proceeded.

6.36pm: Centre Peak Island Light House N47W; Zebayir Island summit N8½W; Zebayir Island North.

7.04pm: Centre Peak Island Light House N42W; Zebayir Island summit N23W; Zebayir Island N5W.

10.05pm: Came to with Port Bower off Risha [Rashshah] Island.


[Operations near Kamaran and Salif are included in Chapter XIX of The Navy Everywhere by Conrad Gato Topaze is mentioned.]


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12 June 1917

Off Kamaran Island

Lat 15.31, Long 42.65 [Estimate off Saliff]

3.30am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for taking station 5 cables astern of HMS Northbrook & passing through Kamaran Strait.

4.20am: Through Straits.

4.30am: Stopped. Lowered boats & proceeded for Sailiff Pier.

4.50am: Stopped off Sailiff Pier.

5.00am: Landing in progress.

5.20am: Opened fire on various points on the slopes of Jebel Mahasin [Jebel al Mahasinah] to cover advance of Landing Party.

5.30am: Observed HMS Northbrook aground. Engines as requisite for maintaining position.

8.30am: Ceased fire.

8.40am: Received news that Garrison had surrendered.

am: Remaining in position off Sailiff Pier.

2.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for anchoring 2 cables west of HMS Northbrook.

2.50pm: Anchored, veered to a clinch & secured Northbrook’s wire.

3.10pm: Shortened in.

3.20pm: Proceeded at slow speed.

3.30pm: Northbrook came off. Weighed & towed her clear.

3.45pm: Slipped tow.

3.50pm: Came to with port bower off Sailiff Pier. Embarked 97 Turkish Prisoners for Passage to Aden.

5.35pm: Weighed. Courses & speeds as requisite for passing through Southern entrance to Kamaran Passage.

6.48pm: Risha [Rashshah] Island Beacon S36W.

10.20pm: Sighted Abu Ail Island Light S½E.


[From Decorations July – December 1917, Commander Woods received Bar to the DSO ‘In recognition of his services in command of the landing party at the capture of Salif on the 12th June, 1917. The place was attacked at dawn and captured after a three hours' resistance at the cost of only two casualties to the attacking force. This was largely due to the skilful manner in which Cdr. Woods conducted the advance.’]


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13 June 1917

Kamaran Passage to Aden

Lat 12.3, Long 44.1 [X Bgs]

0.30am: Abu Ail Island Light N85W.

6.00am: Wind shifted to ESE.

8.35am: As requisite for closing HMS Suva's steam boat.

8.45am: Stopped. Disembarked HMS Suva's landing party.

9.00am: Proceeded.

9.00am: Perim Island N49W; High Light N12W; Jebel Manhali N30E.

4.12pm: Turned into swept channel. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden.

5.30pm: Came to with Port Bower & secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.


No logs for 14–15 June


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16 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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17 June 1917

[Aden]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

9.30am: Sent Church of England party to HMS Northbrook.


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18 June 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Gunners Party dismounting B1.

1.25pm: Read Warrant No. 107.

5.02pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour and carrying out Aden Patrol.


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19 June 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 13.3, Long 45.7 [Estimate off Shukra]

6.00am: Boarded Japanese Trawler.

10.00am: Read Warrant No. 108.

11.30am: Anchored off Shukra.

12.45pm: Weighed.

6.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for Aden Patrol.


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20 June 1917

On Aden Patrol [& Aden]

Lat 12.78, Long 44.97

9.10am: Turned into swept channel.

10.55am: Came to with Port Bower off G~~~ Bay. Anchor bearings: Ras Marbet N52E; Ras Tarshein S50E.

pm: Received 25 Rifles and Equipment from AOC. [Army Ordance Corps?]

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for swept channel & Aden Patrol.


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21 June 1917

On Aden Patrol [& Aden]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

7.40am: Boarded Greek steamer.

8.27am: Turned into swept channel.

9.45am: Came to.

11.26am: Weighed, & proceeded as requisite for entering inner harbour.

Noon: Came to.

12.08pm: Veered astern & secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.

3.00pm: Hands employed reeling up wire hawsers & stowing boats sea gear, & striking down ammunition.


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22 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

3.15am: Heavy squalls from NbyE veering rapidly to ENE. Ship dragged Starboard Anchor. Let go Port Bower & veered to 1½ shackles.

3.35am: After hawsers parted. Ship veering hard to wind & brought up.

4.10am: Secured stern to No. 2.

4.25am: Let go No. 2 buoy & secured stern to No. 4 buoy.

4.50am: Weighed Port Anchor.

6.10am: Weighed Starboard Anchor veered after hawsers & proceeded with assistance of HMS Meyun[?] to regain berth.

7.30am: Came to with Port Bower.

9.25am: Diving Party examining Bilge Keels. 12 hands working in stoke hold.

2.00pm: Diving Party as in forenoon.

6.30pm: Finished Diving.


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23 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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24 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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25 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.30am: Hands employed painting down aloft, boats, davits & casings.

9.00am: Gunners Party dismounting guns.


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26 June 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Gunners Party dismounting guns.


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27 June 1917

[Aden & at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

8.35am: Gunners Party dismounting guns.

2.00pm: Hands coaling ship.

4.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 130 tons.

5.08pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.


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28 June 1917

Aden to Rendez Vous off Abu Ail

Lat 14.00, Long 42.9 [DR]

1.36am: Perim High Light N57½W on horizon.

4.00am: High Light N42E; Balfe Point N14E.

am: Hands preparing landing parties.

9.17am: Suyul Hannish N72W; Quoin Island N42½W.

10.10am: Inspected landing Parties.

11.27am: Took station 2 cables astern of HMS Euryalus.

11.45am: Stopped.

2.55pm: Shaped course. In station 2 cables astern of HMS Euryalus.

3.49pm: Quoin Island Light N42W; Jebel Zukur Island S75W; Little Hannish Summit S58W.

4.00pm: Landing Parties preparing.

5.05pm: Stopped.

5.35pm: Proceeded.

6.00pm: Jebel Zukur S37W; Quoin Island Light House S61W.

6.20pm: Stopped.

6.40pm: Proceeded.

9.30pm: Sighted HMS Suva’s Light N8E.

9.40pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring near Suva.

10.40am: Came to.


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29 June 1917

Attack on Hodeidah

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

2.50am: Shortened in.

3.15am: Weighed.

3.25am: Proceeded as requisite for taking up berth off Northern end of town.

4.35am: Came to with port bower & secured ship with 4½" wire.

5.10am: Landing Party left.

6.00am: Landing affected. No opposition.

6.10am: Hoisted Flag of Truce.

6.55am: Hauled down Flag of Truce.

7.23am: Opened fire on Fort & Ridge NE of Town.

7.42am: Ceased fire.

7.53am: Reopened fire.

8.40am: Continued firing as required.

10.30am: HMS Odin grounded.

11.00am: Re-embarking landing parties.

12.30pm: Ceased fire.

4.00pm: Barometer broken by gunfire.

4.20pm: Commenced bombarding points of importance with starboard guns.

5.30pm: Ceased fire.

6.13pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for shifting berth.

6.35pm: Came to with Port Bower.


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30 June 1917

Hodeidah

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

4.30am: Sent working party to HMS Odin.

10.30am: Action Stations.

11.30am: Secured.

2.45pm: Steam Cutter left ship, flying flag of Truce.

2.50pm: Action stations.

4.20pm: Steam Cutter returned. Secured.


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LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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Barometer

Aneroid

Name of Make and number: N&Z 16286 after Tuesday the 10th.

Height of cistern above sea: 32 feet

Error of Aneroid Barometer: No opportunity of comparing it.


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1 July 1917

Off Hodeida

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

am: Hands employed cleaning ship, & cleaning & stowing empty cylinders.

3.30pm: Fired a few round from Starboard Battery on supposed Nordenfelt emplacement.

6.10pm: Opened fire on position to Southward of Town.

6.30pm: Ceased fire.

6.40pm: 2 Enemy Guns about 3" opened fire on ship, 2 shots falling about 30 yards short.

6.55pm: Weighed.

7.00pm: Proceeded out of Range.

7.12pm: Came to with Port Bower.


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2 July 1917

Off Hodeida

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

8.00am: Gunners party employed about ammunition. Remainder turning in boats, clearing up decks, & stowing empty cylinders.

10.00am: Gunners Party as before. Remainder of hands cleaning small arms.

4.00pm: Fired two rounds on supposed gun position.

8.10pm: Weighed & proceeded.

8.12pm: Starboard Engine broke down.

8.25pm: Came to with port bower.

9.00pm: Proceeded as requisite with Port Engine to shift billet further from the shore.

9.25pm: Came to with port bower.


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3 July 1917

Off Hodeida

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

9.40am: Boys to school. Gunners party about ammunition.

3.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for firing on supposed Gun Position to the Southward of Town.

4.20pm: Fired 5 rounds on supposed gun position.

4.26pm: Ceased firing. Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring.

4.44pm: Came to with port bower.


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4 July 1917

Hodeida

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

9.55am: Boys to school. Gunners party for half yearly stocktaking.

4.00pm: Read Articles of War, Court Martial Returns, & Warrant No. 109.

10.54pm: Observed commencement of eclipse of Moon.

11.50pm: Total Eclipse of Moon.


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5 July 1917

Hodeida

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

2.27am: End of Eclipse of Moon.

9.50am: Gunners Party working about A2 Gun.

4.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for closing town & bombarding dhows & enemy positions N & S of Town.

5.03pm: Opened fire.

5.32pm: HMS Northbrook opened fire.

5.55pm: Ceased firing. Courses & speeds as requisite for coming to an anchorage near HMS Northbrook.

6.38pm: Came to with port bower.


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6 July 1917

Hodeida

Lat 14.76, Long 42.87 [Estimate off Hodeidah]

8.00am: Manned & Armed Steam Cutter.

am: Boys to school. Gunners Party scraping guns & working in shell rooms.

10.30am: Captain & SNO closed shore in steamboat for reconnaissance.

10.35am: Closed up Maxim Gun’s Crews.

10.47am: Enemy opened fire on steamboat, with Nordenfelt. Opened fire on gun position South of Town.

11.10am: Ceased firing.

3.00pm: Hands employed rigging boats for feint landing.

3.30pm: Opened fire on caravan moving South of Town.

3.40pm: Ceased fire.

4.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, as requisite for covering feint landing.

5.15pm: Operations abandoned on account of sandstorm.

6.02pm: Came to with starboard bower.


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7 July 1917

Hodeida [& at Sea]

Lat 14.0, Long 43.1 [DR]

am: Watch rigging boats for feint landing.

4.15am: Boats for feint landing left ship.

4.40am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for covering feint landing.

5.15am: Opened fire on Ridge NE of Town.

5.45am: Recalled Boats.

5.53am: Ceased firing.

6.15am: Hoisted boats.

6.30am: Shaped course.

8.00am: Lat 14 25½N, Long 42 49E

9.08am: Abu Ail Light House S19W; Jebel Zukur S32W; High Island S46W

9.23am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing Quoin Island and communicating with Light House.

9.45am: Stopped. Abu Ail Light House N53W 670 yards. Supplied ¾ ton of drinking water to Light House.

10.52am: Shaped course.

10.56am: Abu Ail Light House N53¼W 2180 yards.

11.45am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing fishing boats.

1.44pm: Stopped. Examined fishing boat.

2.06pm: Shaped course.

4.00pm: Yachtil S79E 9800 yards by RF [Radio Frequency].

4.50pm: Mokha Light S81E, 7700 yards by RF.

7.38pm: Sighted Perim High Light SEbyS.

7.48pm: Sighted Balfe Point SEbyS.

8.00pm: Lat 12 49N, Long 43 16½E

9.30pm: Balfe Point Light N29½W; High Light N1½W.


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8 July 1917

Hodeida to Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

8.30am: Turned into swept channel.

8.33am: Stopped, to wait for sweepers.

9.07am: Proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden by swept channel.

10.26am: Came to with Port Bower. Turned ship on anchor.

10.50am: Secured stern to No. 4 Buoy Head West.

3.30pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.


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9 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.30am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Gunners party cleaning rifles.

11.45am: Finished coaling. Received 530 tons.


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10 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

9.00am: Hands employed hoisting in provisions. Gunners party working about ammunition. Refitting party about running rigging.

Noon: Commenced using Aneroid NZ16286.

3.00pm: Gunners Party restowing magazines.

5.30pm: Lent Lieut. Jones RNR & 3 ratings to Sheikh Burkhud and below


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11 July 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Cutters crew rigging diving boat.

7.50am: Diving Party at Monthly Practice.

am: Gunners Party dismounting guns for examination, refitting party about boats falls.

am: Lieut. Jones & 3 ratings returned from Sheik Burkhad

5.14pm: Proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.48pm: Passed Outer Buoy.


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12 July 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 12.78, Long 44.97

8.10am: Courses & speeds as requisite for approaching outer buoy & entering Aden.

10.05am: Turned into swept channel. Aired all bedding.

11.22am: Came to with Port Bower off G~~~ Bay. Anchor bearings Ras Marbet N52E; Ras Tarshein S50E.

5.42pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.57pm: Passed Outer Buoy.


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13 July 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 12.9, Long 45.5 [DR]

2.10 - 2.18am: Courses various to avoid steamship.

8.00am: Lat 12 50N, Long 45 28E

8.00am: Sounded. No bottom – 200 fathoms wire out. Steam cutters crew painting boat. Gunners party scraping guns. Remainder of hands refitting boats falls & running rigging.

10.08am: Sounding every half hour.

12.20pm: Sighted Aden West.

3.16pm: Turned into swept channel. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden.

4.42pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

5.38pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.50pm: Passed Outer Buoy.


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14 July 1917

[Aden Patrol?]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0 [Assuming at Aden at noon]

2.05am: Sighted steamer on Starboard bow.

9.06am: Entered Swept Channel.

10.26am: Brought up with starboard anchor.

am: Staff Surgeon & Surgeon left ship on duty.

1.40pm: Discharged 1 officer (Mr. Thompson) to Hospital.

3.00pm: Funeral party left ship, to pay tribute to late Petty Officer Lee.

[From Casualty lists – Edward B. Lee died on 13th July of illness. From CWGC he was aged 33 and the son of Sarah Ann Lee, of 4, Festing Grove, Southsea, and the late William Edward Lee.]

5.10pm: Hospital party returned, with one stoker rating from Hospital.

5.38pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded. Course & speed as requisite for swept channel.

7.00pm: Passed Swept Channel Outer Buoy.

11.40pm: Cast of lead, no bottom at 100 fathoms.


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15 July 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 12.79, Long 44.94

1.40am: Cast of lead, 200 fathoms, no bottom.

3.40am: Cast of lead, 200 fathoms, no bottom.

9.50am: Rounded Swept Channel buoy. Course as requisite.

10.58am: Brought up in outer harbour.

11.40am: Funeral party returned on board.

pm: Received 18 sheep.

5.38pm: Weighed & proceeded down swept channel. Course & speed as requisite.

7.00pm: Passed Swept Channel buoy.

9.40pm: Sounded, no bottom, 160 fathoms wire.

11.40pm: Sounded, no bottom, 160 fathoms wire.


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16 July 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 12.79, Long 44.94

1.55am: Sounded. 180 fathoms of wire, no bottom at 100 fathoms.

3.55am: Sounded. 180 fathoms of wire, no bottom at 100 fathoms.

7.30am: Altered course as requisite for Centre Buoy.

7.45am: Lowered whaler & shipped new flag on outer swept channel buoy.

8.10am: Hoisted whaler.

9.55am: Stopped off Swept Channel buoy, awaiting arrival of sweepers.

10.40am: Signal Watson sent to Sweeper HMS Meyun.

11.04am: Entered Swept Channel.

12.15pm: Came to with Starboard bower.

3.00pm: One Stoker rating discharged to RNO [Resident Naval Officer] for duties ashore.

5.30pm: Mr. Thompson Ch WE [Chief Warrant Engineer?] RNR rejoined ship from Hospital.

5.43pm: Anchor aweigh & proceeded down swept channel.

7.00pm: Swept channel outer buoy abeam.


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17 July 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 12.79, Long 44.94

1.40am: Cast of lead, 160 fathoms, no bottom.

3.40am: Cast of lead, 160 fathoms, no bottom.

am: Lost overboard by accident one 24lb sinker 1 brass guard, stray line, 1 swivel piece & 10 fathoms of sounding wire.

7.57am: Altered course as requisite for keeping in position off Outer Buoy of swept channel.

8.59am: Entered swept channel.

10.17am: Came to.

11.30am: Prepared for going up harbour.

12.45pm: Read Warrant No. 110, discharged one offender to Military Detention Barracks, Aden.

1.19pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded to No. 4 buoy.

1.43pm: Let go Starboard anchor. Turned ship on anchor & secured stern to buoy. (Head West).

3.00pm: Hands employed getting in provisions.

5.00pm: Gave leave to watch from 5pm to 10pm. Port watch stowing away provisions.

6.00pm: Landed patrol.

10.00pm: Libertymen & patrol returned on board.

Provisions received: Fresh Meat 183lbs from 9 sheep.


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18 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Hands fall in. Detailed off Carpenters party 6 hands & 1 leading Seaman.

6.20am: Seedie Boys on board.

8.20am: Aired bedding.

1.10pm: One Seaman rating joined ship.

3.00pm: Hands employed working on skiff dingys davits, fitting guys etc. Gunners party scraping shields & mountings.

5.00pm: Special leave to watch from 5.00 to 10pm.

6.00pm: Patrol and libertymen landed.

6.30pm: One rating joined ship from HMS Suva to take passage. Hands furling side screens & washed down.

10.00pm: Libertymen returned on board.

10.20pm: Patrol returned on board.


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19 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.20am: Seedie boys returned on board.

8.35am: Watch hauled taut stern wires. Remainder clearing up decks for divisions.

9.20am: Gunners party employed scraping shields & mountings.

10.15am: Effects of Late Petty Officer Lee returned from Hospital. [See 14th July]

3.00pm: Gunners Party scraping guns.


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20 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.30am: Landed party for visit to Front.

9.30am: Gunners Party lifting guns. Carpenters party restowing paint room. Remainder of hands working about boats.

pm: Gunners & Carpenters parties as in forenoon. Remainder of hands getting up Dan Buoys & Sinkers for HMS Meyun.

5.00pm: Party visiting Front returned.


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21 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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22 July 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Receive 9 live sheep.

5.11pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.36pm: Passed outer buoy.


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23 July 1917

Aden Patrol

Lat 12.7, Long 45.1 [Estimate from bearings at noon]

1.30am: Sounded. No bottom. 170 fathoms wire out.

3.30am: Sounded. No bottom. 170 fathoms wire out.

7.30am: Courses as requisite for finding outer channel buoy. Sounding every 6 minutes.

am: Gunners party scraping gun shields.

10.40am: Stopped sounding.

Noon: 1237 Jebel Ihsan N66W; Elephant Back N39W; Aden N9W.

12.02pm: Sighted Outer Channel Buoy S30W.

12.08pm: Slow Both. Courses & speeds as requisite for remaining in vicinity of buoy.

12.28pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden by swept channel and anchoring in Outer Harbour.

1.58pm: Came to with Starboard Bower off G~~~ Bay. Anchor bearings: Ras Marbut N52E, Tarshein S50E.

5.37pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Aden.

6.53pm: Passed Outer Buoy.


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24 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.78, Long 44.97

1.30am: Sounded. No bottom. 180 fathoms wire out.

3.30am: Sounded. No bottom. 180 fathoms wire out.

7.00am: Aden Summit N66W.

7.49am: Lost overboard 1 Sinker 24lbs, 1 Guard Brass, 1 Swivel, 1 Stray line 30 fathoms of sounding wire.

8.20am: Stopped near buoy.

9.00am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Aden by swept channel & anchoring in outer harbour.

10.22am: Came to with Starboard Bower off G~~~ Bay. Anchor Bearings Ras Marbet N52E; Tarshein S50E.


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25 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.7, Long 45.1 [Estimate outside Aden]

7.25am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

8.27am: Courses & speeds as requisite for remaining near buoy & awaiting Japanese Squadron.

9.45am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.34am: Secured. Gunners Party scraping guns. All Guns crews exercised at loader.

11.10am: Sighted Japanese Squadron.

11.20am: Courses & speeds as requisite for leading them to fairway buoy by Swept Channel.

12.50pm: Japanese Squadron stopped for Pilot. Proceeded as requisite into inner harbour.

1.07pm: Came to with Starboard Bower & turned ship on the anchor.

1.25pm: Secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.


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26 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

8.30am: Coaling ship. Gunners Party scraping guns. Remainder refitting boats gear.

12.50pm: Finished coaling. Received 500 tons.


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27 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Hands aired bedding.


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28 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

3.20pm: Embarked one Lascar for passage.


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29 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Received 30 live sheep.


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30 July 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Hands employed scraping guns & shields. Gunners Party in magazines & shell rooms. Refitting Party about running rigging. Boats crews refitting boats gear.

10.30am: Coaling ship.

11.30am: Embarked mails for India.

1.40pm: Finished coaling. Received 50 tons.


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31 July 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

8.20am: Hands employed supplying ammunition.

10.45am: Embarked 10 bags of Confidential Books for passage to India.

3.00pm: Hands employed securing boats for sea.

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.56pm: Passed outer channel buoy.

8.00pm: Lat 12 35N, Long 45 10E


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

Lat 13.3, Long 46.2 [Running Fix]

6.50am: Courses and speeds as requisite for anchoring off Shukra.

7.15am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.30am: Aired bedding.

8.45am: Weighed.

am: B Watch to Divisional Drill. Gunners Party scraping Gun Shields. Cutters crew about their boat.

1.00pm: Makatein N28E.

2.50pm: Sounded 34 fathoms wire out.

4.00pm: Sheika Hurba N16½E. Exercised at Fire Stations.

8.00pm: Lat 13 30N, Long 47 50E


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2 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

Lat 14.6, Long 49.4 [X Bgs]

3.30am: Put clocks on 13 mins.

5.20am: Sighted land West.

5.45am: Ras Makalla N20E.

6.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for looking into Bandar Burum.

6.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring off Makalla.

7.47am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.30am: Stokers aired bedding.

9.30am: X & Y groups at Divisional Drill. Gunners Party scraping gun shields.

10.11am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving Makalla.

12.30pm: Courses as requisite for closing and examining Ash-Shehr.

7.00pm: Fix by Stars. 14 32N 50 48E

8.00pm: Lat 14 34N, Long 51 00E

11.00pm: Put clocks on 8 minutes.


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3 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

Lat 15.0, Long 53.9 [Obs/DR]

3.00am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

5.15am: Fix by Stars. 14 51N 52 38E

6.55am: Turned head to sea S3W to secure galley.

7.20am: Resumed course & speed.

8.00am: Lat 14 51N, Long 53 05E

9.40am: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations.

10.05am: A Group at Divisional Drill. Boats crews working about boats. Remainder securing life lines along upper deck.

6.00pm: Roll 30°.

7.00pm: Fix by Stars. 15 14N 55 21E

8.00pm: Lat 15 16N, Long 55 33E

9.00pm: Roll 23°.

11.00pm: Put clocks on 8 mins.


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4 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

Lat 15.8, Long 58.5 [Obs/DR]

2.00am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

5.30am: Fix by Stars. 15 30.5N 57 13E

8.00am: Lat 15 34.5N, Long 57 42E

11.00am: Roll 25°.

8.00pm: Lat 15 59N, Long 60 11E

11.00pm: Put clocks on 8 mins.


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5 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

Lat 16.6, Long 63.2 [Obs]

2.00am: Put clocks on 10 mins.

8.00am: Lat 16 18N, Long 62 21E

8.00am: Roll 19°.

10.02am: Observed altitude of sun for Longitude

Noon: Observed ~~~ altitude of sun.

8.00pm: Lat 16 48½N, Long 64 45E

11.00am: Put clocks on 10 mins.


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6 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

Lat 17.3, Long 67.6 [Obs]

2.00am: Put clocks on 13 mins.

5.50am: Long by Moon 66 28½E

8.00am: Lat 17 09N, Long 66 54E

am: Gunners Party scraping guns & cleaning rifles. Carpenters party chipping tanks & painting enclosed spaces. Remainder refitting boats gear.

10.17am: Long by Sun 67 17½E

1.45pm: Long by Sun 68 00.5E

8.00pm: Lat 17 34.5N, Long 69 15E

11.00pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.


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7 August 1917

Aden to Bombay

[No noon location given]

2.00am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

9.30am: Fire control parties to drill. Gunners party scraping gun shields, & unfusing lyddite shell.

6.50pm: Turned into swept channel, courses & speeds as requisite.

7.10pm: Came to with Port Bower.


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8 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.20am: Weighed & proceeded up swept channel.

8.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Bombay & securing to buoy.

9.25am: Secured to No. 1 Buoy.

10.00am: Hands employed spreading awnings & turning in & securing all boats.

12.25pm: Disembarked Confidential Mail.

1.30pm: Port Watch about Anchors & Cables. Starboard Watch striking down ammunition.

1.35pm: Slipped from buoy & proceeded as requisite for docking buoy.

2.00pm: Secured to Docking Buoy & thence[?] warped into Wet Basin & secured alongside.

4.30pm: Both watches getting out ammunition.

5.10pm: Paid Monthly money.

6.30pm: Ships Company left ship for Sailor's Home.


[Until 4th October at around 5pm: Exercised at Fire Stations, tested Pumps & Hydrants]


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9 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Discontinued Meteorological Observations during the time the ship is in dockyard hands.

8.00am: Hands returned on board. Gave 48 hours general leave to Port Watch. Starboard Watch employed clearing up decks & clearing booms.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.


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10 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Port Watch on General Leave.

8.20am: Cleaned Guns.

8.45am: Gunners, Bos’ns & Carpenters parties employed about stores.

1.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.


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11 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Starboard Watch removing victualling stores from Palamotta. [? SS Palamcotta?]

9.45am: Port Watch, Gunners Party working about guns & store room. Remainder cleaning flats & working about booms & upper deck.

pm: Granted 48 hours General Leave to Starboard Watch.

1.45pm: Port Watch returned to Sailors Home.


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12 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


[Each day until 29th September, except Sundays, at about 1:45pm Hands returned to Sailors Home]


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13 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Port Watch working about boats, lowering them & sending them to Boat Slip.


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14 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Four Hands & one Leading Hand working about ammunition in Dockyard. Torpedo Party landing Torpedoes. Gunners Party stripping breech blocks. Carpenters Party in dockyard.


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15 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands employed dismounting guns. Torpedo Party in dockyard.


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16 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands employed dismounting guns. Torpedo & Carpenters Parties in dockyard.


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17 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.45am: Gunners, Carpenters & Bos’ns party working in their departments. Remainder of hands removing cloths from after hold & drawing stores.


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18 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed housing topmast.


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19 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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20 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Gunners, Bosn’s, Carpenters Parties in dockyard & as required. Remainder of hands refitting gear in parts of ship.


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21 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.00pm: Read Warrant No. 111.


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22 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11914d0450578003c63: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0013_1.jpg)


23 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11914d0450578003c64: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0014_0.jpg)


24 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11914d0450578003c65: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0014_1.jpg)


25 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11914d0450578003c66: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0015_0.jpg)


26 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11914d0450578003c67: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0015_1.jpg)


27 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11a14d0450578003c68: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0016_0.jpg)


28 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11a14d0450578003c69: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0016_1.jpg)


29 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11a14d0450578003c6a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0017_0.jpg)


30 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11a14d0450578003c6b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63310/0017_1.jpg)


31 August 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

1.40pm: Paid Monthly Advance at Sailors Home.


4edec11c14d0450578003c76: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0002_0.jpg)


2 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11c14d0450578003c77: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0002_1.jpg)


3 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11c14d0450578003c78: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0003_0.jpg)


4 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Gunners, Bosn’s & Hold Parties employed as required in their departments. Remainder of hands rigging fore topmast. Port Watch returned from Deolali.

11.30am: Cleared Lower Deck swayed fore topmast.

11.40am: Paid Monthly Advance to Port Watch.

9.20pm: Starboard Watch left for Deolali.


4edec11c14d0450578003c79: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0003_1.jpg)


5 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11d14d0450578003c7a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0004_0.jpg)


6 September 1917

[Bombay]

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11d14d0450578003c7b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0004_1.jpg)


7 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11d14d0450578003c7c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0005_0.jpg)


8 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11d14d0450578003c7d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0005_1.jpg)


9 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11d14d0450578003c7e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0006_0.jpg)


10 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11d14d0450578003c7f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0006_1.jpg)


11 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

pm: Sub Lieut. Lee RNR joined ship temporarily from SS Manica.


4edec11e14d0450578003c80: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0007_0.jpg)


12 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Lieut. HM Rogers left ship for Ismailia.


4edec11e14d0450578003c81: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0007_1.jpg)


13 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11e14d0450578003c82: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0008_0.jpg)


14 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11e14d0450578003c83: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0008_1.jpg)


15 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11e14d0450578003c84: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0009_0.jpg)


16 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11e14d0450578003c85: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0009_1.jpg)


17 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

11.00am: Warped ship from Wet Basin to Duncan Dock.

4.00pm: Docking completed.


4edec11f14d0450578003c86: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0010_0.jpg)


18 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Boat Party employed at Boat Slip. Remainder of hands rigging 3½ wire along dock, placing leading blocks & preparing for surveying cables.

1.30pm: Read Warrant No. 112.


4edec11f14d0450578003c87: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0010_1.jpg)


19 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed ranging cable in the bottom of the dock. 2 hands working about boats.


4edec11f14d0450578003c88: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0011_0.jpg)


20 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Hands employed ranging cable in the bottom of the dock.


4edec11f14d0450578003c89: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0011_1.jpg)


21 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec11f14d0450578003c8a: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0012_0.jpg)


22 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands employed ranging cable in the bottom of the dock.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 113.

pm: Foremost Hydrant not heaving[?].


4edec11f14d0450578003c8b: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0012_1.jpg)


23 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec12014d0450578003c8c: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0013_0.jpg)


24 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec12014d0450578003c8d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0013_1.jpg)


25 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Engineer Lieutenant Commander ROL Bond left ship for passage to England (invalided).

pm: Read Warrant 114.


4edec12014d0450578003c8e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0014_0.jpg)


26 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: 4 hands replacing life saving rafts. 1 hand about boats, 1 hand with armourer, remainder of hands restowing cable.


4edec12014d0450578003c8f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0014_1.jpg)


27 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: 2 hands about boats, remainder of hands working about cable.


4edec12014d0450578003c90: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0015_0.jpg)


28 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: 30 Ratings rejoined from Diolali.


4edec12014d0450578003c91: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0015_1.jpg)


29 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Hands stowing & securing anchors.


4edec12114d0450578003c92: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63311/0016_0.jpg)


30 September 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.00am: Dock flooded.

am: Hands working about wire hawsers.

10.30am: Ship warped from Duncan Dock to Wet Basin.

11.10am: Secured alongside.

11.30am: Hands returned to Sailors Home.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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Barometer

Mercurial

Name of Maker and number: S & A Caldwara ~ A. 2054.

Height of cistern above sea: 8 feet

Error of Mercurial Barometer: 0.008” done to height.

[Thermometers as above]


4edec12214d0450578003c9d: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0002_1.jpg)


1 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Ship warped from North Wall to West Wall of Basin.

9.40am: Hands employed provisioning ship. Bos'ns party drawing stores.

1.50pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.45pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.

5.15pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.


4edec12314d0450578003c9e: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0003_0.jpg)


2 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am&pm: Hands employed provisioning ship.

4.00pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.


4edec12314d0450578003c9f: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0003_1.jpg)


3 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.00am: Coolies commenced coaling ship. Stokers trimming.

am: Hands employed drawing & stowing stores.

1.20pm: Seamen returned to Sailors Home.

4.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 530 tons.

7.00pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.


4edec12314d0450578003ca0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0004_0.jpg)


4 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am: Torpedo party drawing Torpedoes. Ships Steward Party drawing stores.

1.20pm: Hands returned to Sailors Home.


4edec12314d0450578003ca1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0004_1.jpg)


5 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.20am: Starboard Watch arrived from Diolali.

11.30am: Ship warped out of basin.

1.35pm: Proceeded with aid of tugs & in charge of Pilot to No. 2 Buoy.

2.30pm: Secured to No. 2 Buoy.

5.15pm: Hands reeling up wires & turning out davits.


4edec12314d0450578003ca2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0005_0.jpg)


6 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.45am: Cooks cleaning mess decks, gunners party as required.

am&pm: Remainder of hands fitting & spreading new awnings.

pm: Boat Party employed in dockyard launching & returning barge.


4edec12314d0450578003ca3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0005_1.jpg)


7 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec12414d0450578003ca4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0006_0.jpg)


8 October 1917

Bombay [& at Sea]

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

9.40am: Slipped. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

10.05am: Courses & speeds as requisite for swept channel.

10.55am: Commenced full power trial, attained 225 revs.

11.15am: Reduced to 15 knots.

11.50am: As requisite for entering harbour.

12.10pm: Stopped.

12.16pm: Secured to No. 2 Buoy.

1.45pm: 8 hands pointing hawsers. Remainder getting up lyddite for returning.


4edec12414d0450578003ca5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0006_1.jpg)


9 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.00am: Hands employed rigging accommodation ladders.

6.10am: Ammunition lighters arrived alongside.

am&pm: Hands employed ammunitioning ship.

am: Lost by accident: 1 Lantern Hand Patt 25; 1 Helmet, Sun, White.


4edec12414d0450578003ca6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0007_0.jpg)


10 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am&pm: Hands employed stowing ammunition & painting down aloft.

pm: Lost by accident one burner for lantern signal Patt 198.


4edec12414d0450578003ca7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0007_1.jpg)


11 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec12414d0450578003ca8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0008_0.jpg)


12 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87


4edec12414d0450578003ca9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0008_1.jpg)


13 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

11.30am: Divisions with Kitbags.

Noon: Read Warrants Nos. 115 & 118.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

3.00pm: Sub Lieut. GJT Robin RN joined ship from England.


4edec12414d0450578003caa: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0009_0.jpg)


14 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

3.50pm: Engineer Lieut. Commander WL Crompton RNR joined ship from HMS Princess.


4edec12514d0450578003cab: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0009_1.jpg)


15 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

6.00am: 8 hands getting up Mess traps.

am&pm: Gunners party scraping & painting guns & cleaning bogies. 8 hands drawing stores. Remainder scraping & painting casings & upper deck.

9.40am: Lieut. J Elliott RNR joined ship from HMS Princess.


4edec12514d0450578003cac: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0010_0.jpg)


16 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

am&pm: Gunners Party refitting bogies, scraping & painting guns. 9 hands in dockyard drawing stores. Remainder of hands scraping & painting casings.


4edec12514d0450578003cad: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0010_1.jpg)


17 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

8.30am: Commenced coaling with coolies, stokers trimming. Gunners party refitting dismounting bogies. 9 Hands in Dockyard drawing stores. Remainder of hands scraping & painting casings.

am: Commander ARW Woods DSO RN rejoined from hospital.

1.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 130 tons.


4edec12514d0450578003cae: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0011_0.jpg)


18 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


4edec12514d0450578003caf: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0011_1.jpg)


19 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.40am: Landing Party fell in.

6.00am: Landed Party to execise the "march past".

8.15am: Landing Party returned.

am&pm: Dockyard Party drawing stores.

am: Lieut E Howarth RNR discharged from ship by sentence of Court Martial.


4edec12514d0450578003cb0: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0012_0.jpg)


20 October 1917

Bombay

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87

5.30am: Landed Party to exercise the "March Past".

8.00am: Landing Party returned.

12.30pm: Landed Markers.

2.45pm: Landed party for review & "March Past"

3.30pm: Read Warrants Nos. 116, 117, 119. Lost by accident 1 Paint Brush.

5.55pm: Landing Party returned.


4edec12514d0450578003cb1: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0012_1.jpg)


21 October 1917

Bombay [& at Sea]

Lat 19.0, Long 72.87 [Location at 10am]

10.00am: Slipped from buoy & proceeded. Courses as requisite for leaving Bombay & passing through swept channel.

11.30am: Put clocks back 30 mins. Hands employed stowing awnings and rigging windsails.

Noon: In Swept Channel.

1.00pm: Put clocks back 15 mins.

1.21pm: Passed outer buoy.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 30 mins.

8.00pm: Lat 17 54N, Long 70 49E


4edec12614d0450578003cb2: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0013_0.jpg)


22 October 1917

Bombay to Aden

Lat 17.5, Long 67.2 [Obs]

3.15am: Exceptionally heavy rain squalls.

4.50am: Rain ceased.

8.00am: Lat 17 29N, Long 68 17E

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.00am: Sight Setters of Gun fitting voice pipes. Remainder of hands fitting windsails.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 120. Exercised at Fire Stations.

4.18pm: Intercept by Sun S73½W, 2.1 miles.

8.00pm: Lat 17 10½N, Long 65 29½E


4edec12614d0450578003cb3: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0013_1.jpg)


23 October 1917

Bombay to Aden

Lat 16.6, Long 62.0 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 16 37N, Long 62 56E

am: Sightsetters & 4 hands covering voice pipes with canvas. Steamboat crew working about their boat. Remainder scraping decks, splicing 4½” wire & rigging windsails.

10.22am: Running fix by Sun 16 40N, 62 29E.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 11 mins. Hauled in Patent Log for examination.

6.00pm: Fix by Stars 16 21N, 60 56E.

8.00pm: Lat 16 17N, Long 60 31E


4edec12614d0450578003cb4: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0014_0.jpg)


24 October 1917

Bombay to Aden

Lat 15.7, Long 57.3 [Obs/DR]

5.45am: Fix by Stars 15 56N, 58 34E.

8.00am: Lat 15 51½N, Long 58 06E

am: Aired bedding.

am: Sightsetters covering voice pipes. 5 hands working about guns. 4 hands getting up provisions. Remainder splicing wires.

3.25pm: Running fix by Sun 15 32½N, 56 32½E.

4.00pm: Hands to Abandon Ship Stations.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.00pm: Fix by Stars 15 33N, 55 52½E.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.


4edec12614d0450578003cb5: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0014_1.jpg)


25 October 1917

Bombay to Aden

Lat 15.2, Long 52.1 [X Bgs]

6.00am: Fix by Stars 15 08½N, 53 22½E.

7.18am: Sighted land NNW.

8.00am: Ras Fartak NWbyW.

8.00am: Lat 15 10N, Long 53 01½E

8.30am: Stokers aired bedding.

am: Hands employed covering voice pipes, splicing wires & scraping decks.

2.00pm: Ras Ekab West; Ass’s Ears N45¼W; Ras Darja N28¼E.

4.00pm: Ras Ekab N18½W; Ras Rakwat[?] N17½E; Ass’s Ears N50E.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 12 mins.

6.15pm: Put clocks back 12 mins.

8.00pm: Lat 14 37½N, Long 50 56E


4edec12614d0450578003cb6: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0015_0.jpg)


26 October 1917

Bombay to Aden

Lat 13.9, Long 48.7 [X Bgs]

8.00am: Lat 14 28½N, Long 49 09E

am: Hands employed fitting voice pipes, painting guns & cleaning boats etc.

5.00pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

6.00pm: Fix by Stars 13 38½N, 47 31½E.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 10 mins.

8.00pm: Lat 13 25N, Long 47 08E


4edec12614d0450578003cb7: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0015_1.jpg)


27 October 1917

Bombay To Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.10am: Ras Imran N78W; Jebel Ihsan N72W; Aden N52½W.

6.45am: Sighted Outer Buoy NW.

7.12am: Courses as requisite for swept channel & entering harbour.

7.30am: Stopped.

7.38am: Proceeded.

8.30am: Speeds as requisite for entering Inner Harbour.

9.12am: Came to with Port Bower.

9.22am: Secured Stern to No. 4 Buoy.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


4edec12714d0450578003cb8: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0016_0.jpg)


28 October 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


4edec12714d0450578003cb9: (https://s3.amazonaws.com:443/oldweather/ADM53-63312/0016_1.jpg)


29 October 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.40am: Coaling by coolies commenced. Stokers trimming.

8.30am: Sightsetters covering voice pipes.

10.30am: Coaling Completed. Received 375 tons. Received 23 live sheep.

5.15pm: Weighed.

5.20am: Engines as requisite for turning.

5.25pm: Courses as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.40pm: Passed Outer Buoy.

7.57pm: Aden N23¼E; Ass’s Ears N1¾W; Jebel Ihsen N5¾W.


[Map of Perim and Aden area from David Rumsey Collection]


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30 October 1917

Aden to Perim

Lat 12.7, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearings at 11.52am]

4.25am: Sighted Perim Island High Light N29½W on horizon, distant 25.6 miles.

6.20am: Courses & speeds as requisite for swinging ship and communicating with HMS Perth.

8.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out patrol & adjusting compasses.

am: Gunners party fitting voice pipes.

11.52am: Left end Perim Island S65E; Right end Perim Island S46E; North Brother S22½E.

pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for carrying out Perim Patrol.

2.30pm: Boarded SS Athanasios.

5.46pm: Balfe Point Light House N14W; Perim Island N21E; Ras Siyan S42½W

6.25pm: Passed SS Menominee bound for Basra.


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31 October 1917

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.15am: Boarded Greek SS Gerasimos

1.45am: Passed SS Frankier bound for Karachi.

2.15am: Boarded Japanese SS Awa Maru.

2.35am: Passed RMS Malwa bound for England.

3.36am: Perim High Light S64E; Ras Siyan S10E; Dumeira Island S67W.

6.10am: Sighted HMS Doris SE.

8.00am: Aired bedding. Hands employed covering voice pipes & cleaning magazines & shell rooms.

10.20am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

11.12am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

6.00pm: Perim Island N86E; Balfe Point Light House N41½E; Perim High Light N68E.

6.25pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite for remaining in area.

8.00pm: High Light East; Ras Siyan S10E.

9.25pm: Boarded Portuguese SS Tungur[?]

11.45pm: Passed SS Okara.


[For definition of Perim Patrol area see front of May 1918 Log Book]


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.73, Long 43.38 [Estimate from bearings at 12.04pm]

1.00am: British SS Begum[?] passed South.

1.45am: British SS Kyarra passed South.

2.00am: Ras Siyan S6E; High Light N88E. Ship stopped. Engines as requisite for remining in Patrol Area.

7.15am: Left Patrol area and examined Western Shore.

7.54am: Ras Siyan S23E; S44½W; Dumeira Rock S64W.

8.00am: Stokers & Daymen aired bedding. Hands working with Gunner testing diving gear etc. Steamboats crew working in their boat.

10.04am: Jebel Dubaala[?] S82E; Zi Hill S55½E; Jebel Manhali S32½E.

10.15am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing a steamer.

10.30am: British SS Greenwich passed North.

12.04pm: High Light S24E; Jebel Manhali S40E; Jebel Dubaala[?] N41½E.

2.16pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

2.27pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

5.00pm: Paid Monthly advance.

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up patrol.

6.35pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite for remaining in Patrol area.

6.35pm: British SS City of Madrid passed South.

9.00pm: Ras Siyan S15E; High Light S81E.

10.00pm: Sighted a dhow EbyN & left patrol area to intercept her.

11.10pm: Stopped. Boarded dhow, found to be carrying contraband, took her in tow for Perim.

11.25pm: Jebel Dubaala[?] N43E; Perim High Light S30½E; Balfe Point S20E.


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2 November 1917

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.05am: Proceeded with dhow in tow.

2.25am: Japanese SS Anyo Maru passed North

3.45am: RN Ammiraglio Managhi [Magnaghi] passed North.

am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing entrance to Perim Harbour.

8.19am: Slipped dhow & sent her into Perim in charge of Sub Lieut. Bahin & 4 hands. Proceeded as requisite to close steamer. [From Navy Lists Geoffrey J.T. Bahin?]

9.00am: Stopped and boarded SS Venda[?Unda?].

9.20am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

10.00am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

4.20pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up patrol.

5.15pm: Sighted HMS Espiegle. Courses & speeds as requisite for closing her.

5.40pm: Stopped & communicated by boat with Espiegle.

6.00pm: Hoisted Boat & proceeded as requisite to close steamer.

6.30pm: Boarded French SS Aspahan[?L’Ispahan?]. Italian SS Andrea Costa passed north.

7.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for taking up station on Patrol.

8.25pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite for remaining in Patrol Area. SS Panama Transport (British) passed South.

8.45pm: SS Ardoyne (British) passed South.

9.30pm: SS Mottisfont (British) passed South.


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3 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 13.1, Long 43.1 [Estimate from bearings at 10am]

am: Engines as requisite for remaining in Patrol Area.

6.25am: SS Itinda (British) passed North.

7.04am: Ras Siyan S5W; High Light S79½E; Jebel Manhali N85E.

9.22am: Mokha Light House N4E; 1888 N64E.

10.00am: Jebel Dubaala[?] S54½E; Mokha Light House N41½E

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

3.35pm: Jebel Manhali S44E; Jebel Dubaala[?] N61½E.

4.42pm: Ras Siyan S1E; High Light S62E; Jebel Manhali S79½E.

5.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for patrol.

8.00pm: Ras Siyan S9E; High Light S86E.

9.15pm: Steamer passed South, name unintelligible.

9.45pm: SS Kerman passed south (British).

9.55pm: Ras Siyan S10E; High Light S73E.

11.00pm: SS Kaiser-i-Hind passed south.


[Each day on Perim Patrol lots of bearings are written in the log (example above) as the patrol area is quite small they will not be included unless required for the position at noon or they go outside the patrol area.]


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4 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

5.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

6.33am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.17am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & closing steamer.

8.50am: Boarded SS Ancona (Italian).

9.12am: Proceeded as requisite for Perim Harbour.

9.50am: Turned away & proceeded as requisite to search for 2 dhows near Sheik Syed.

10.15am: Abandoned search & proceeded to Southward to close 2 dhows near Brothers.

11.15am: Boarded dhows & proceeded for Perim.

11.45am: Anchored.

5.38pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour and taking up station on patrol.

6.15pm: Adjusted Standard Compass on North & West.

9.30pm: Sighted an unknown ship.


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5 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

2.15am: Boarded Italian SS Labor.

2.40am: Proceeded as requisite for patrol.

6.17am: Proceeded as requisite for Perim Harbour, entering & coming to an anchor.

7.50am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.40am: Commenced coaling with coolies, stokers trimming.

9.10am: Gunners party covering voice pipes.

11.10am: Finished coaling. Received 200 tons.

pm: Embarked 20 live sheep.

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

9.00pm: Boarded Dutch SS Tjisalak


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6 November 1917

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.8, Long 43.2 [Estimate from bearings at 3.15pm]

4.00am: Boarded British SS Foo Chow.

8.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing various steamers.

9.37am: Passed SS Ba~~~fels (British) bound North.

11.57am: British SS Ismailia passed North.

12.50pm: Passd Greek SS Nea Elias bound North.

12.55pm: Passed British SS Knight of the Garter bound South.

1.20pm: Passed SS Barunga (British) bound North.

3.15pm: Jebel Manhali S59E; Ras Siyan S7E.

3.20pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for swinging ship. Swung ship both ways for variation.

5.28pm: Finished swinging. Proceeded as requisite for closing steamer.

5.45pm: Boarded Greek SS Khariton.

7.30pm: Sighted Balfe Point Light S28E.

9.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for maintaining position on patrol.


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7 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

2.10am: Sighted Convoy of 6 ships.

3.15am: Convoy passed to starboard bound North.

7.25am: Boarded British SS Koramia.

7.40am: Proceeded as requisite for Perim Harbour. Lost overboard by accident 1 Sun Helmet.

8.55am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

9.08am: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor Bearings Pirie Point Light House S50W; Chevalier Point N71E. [Standard anchor bearing for Perim used for Perim Harbour location]

am: A Group & control parties to divisional drill. 4 hands working with Gunner.

1.15pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

pm: Embarked 25 live sheep.

4.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Perim and closing steamer.

5.00pm: Boarded British SS King John.

5.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for patrol.

6.30pm: Italian SS Pesara[?] passed South

8.30pm: British SS Malakuta passed South.

10.05pm: SS Rounton Grange passed South (British).

11.05pm: British SS Amplegarth passed South.


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8 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.65, Long 43.41 [Location at 12.40pm]

5.20am: Boarded Japanese SS Haru Maru.

5.50am: Proceeded as requisite for Patrol.

6.50am: SS Nurani (British) passed North.

7.10am: Proceeded as requisite for Perim.

8.10am: As requisite for anchoring.

8.30am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.16am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Perim & closing steamer.

10.25am: Stopped & boarded SS Ellawood.

11.30am: SS Atlantique (French) passed North.

Noon: Courses & speeds as requisite for Perim.

12:40pm: As requisite for anchoring.

12.53pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor Bearings: Chevalier Point N71E; Pirie Point Light S50W.

5.15pm: Sub Lieut. J. Lee RNR left ship for passage to England.

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.


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9 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

6.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing steamer.

6.20am: Stopped & boarded Italian SS Massawa.

am: Exercised at General Quarters & Divisional Drill.

11.55am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

5.36pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on Patrol.

6.25pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.

10.15pm: Unknown steamer passed to the southward.


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10 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

2.00am: Proceeded as requisite to close steamer.

3.50am: Stopped, boarded Greek SS Princess Sophia. British SS Kajang passed South. French SS Crimee passed North.

4.20am: Proceeded as requisite for Patrol. SS Karadenes[?Karadeniz?] passed North.

6.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for Perim Harbour. Sighted HMS Espiegle ESE.

7.39am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

5.32pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

6.25pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.

7.30pm: SS Maryland passed South.

9.30pm: Boarded SS Cerea (Italian).

10.00pm: Italian SS Carlo Foscani[?] passed North.


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11 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

3.30am: Two unknown ships passed from the Northward. Tug KS 44 passed North.

7.25am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

7.39am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

pm: Embarked 25 live sheep.

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

11.25pm: Boarded French SS Jibouti.


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12 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.50am: Hospital Ship Nevasa passed South.

1.50am: Sent mail to RMS Caledonia.

4.20am: SS Ovid passed North.

6.05am: Boarded SS Kum Sang.

8.00am: Boarded SS Willesden.

8.25am: Proceeded as requisite for Perim.

8.30am: SS Empire passed south.

8.50am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.55am: Commenced coaling with coolies, stokers trimming.

am: Hired Tug Hornet for maintaining Patrol.

pm: Finished coaling. Received 230 [tons].

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for taking up station on patrol.

6.50am: Stopped. Engines as requisite for maintaining position.

8.15pm: SS Santoria passed South (British).

9.20pm: Boarded SS Keiko Maru (Japanese).

10.15pm: Boarded British SS Delphinula. [RFA Delphinula]


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13 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.05am: Tug Hornet closed ship with prize dhow in tow.

0.45am: Hornet proceeded with dhow to Perim.

1.20am: Boarded SS Bohemian to deliver Route Order.

4.00am: In Patrol area.

5.45am: Closed HMS Doris. Passed SS Cetriana bound for Kamaran.

6.30am: Discharged Mr Gubbey[?] Carpenter to HMS Doris for passage to Aden & Hospital. Embarked 10 rating from Doris.

7.23am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

7.45am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

am: Gunners Party working about pedestals. Remainder of hands refitting whalers grips & scraping paintwork.

12.47pm: Weighed & proceeded courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Perim & closing steamer.

1.15pm: Communicated with SS Uncas bound North, & shaped course as requisite for Perim.

1.40pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

6.00pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Perim & taking up station on patrol.

6.40pm: Stopped. Engines as requisite for maintaining position. SS Surada passed South.

7.45pm: Dutch SS Karinman[?] and British SS Obra passed South.


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14 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.15am: French MM SS Nera passed North. [Messageries Maritimes Le Nera ]

6.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for Perim Harbour.

7.26am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.30am: Aired bedding.

9.40am: A Group & Control Parties to Divisional Drill.

pm: Embarked 25 live sheep.

pm: Hired Tug Hornet for patrol purposes.

5.39pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

6.25pm: Stopped in Patrol Area. Engines as requisite for maintaining position.

9.00pm: HMT Aristo[?SS Ariosto?] passed south. Boarded Greek SS Nicolaus Athanasalis[?Nicolaos Athanasulis?].

11.45pm: Boarded SS Caldy.


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15 November 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 44.4 [Estimate from bearings at 10.38am and distance travelled to noon]

3.00am: Passed SS Ula bound North.

4.00am: Ras Siyan S18½E; High Light N81E.

6.10am: Passed SS Fairhaven bound North.

7.40am: Jebel Manhali N47½W; Jebel Kharaz N47½E.

am: Exercised at Divisional Drill.

10.38am: Jebel am Birka N15E

Noon: As requisite for closing SS Sheikh Berkhud.

12.50pm: Stopped. Communicated with Sheikh Burkhud. Engineer Commander Brooke RN & Lieut. F. Turnbull RNR joined ship from England. Lieut J.N. Elliot RNR left ship for passage to England. Hands employed embarking 475 gallons of oil.

3.30pm: Jebel Kharaz N0½W; Jebel am Birka N36½E.

5.55pm: Big Brother N72W; Perim High Light N28W; Jebel Manhali N27W.

7.05pm: Balfe Point N22W; High Light N1E; Jebel Manhali N26E.

7.50pm: Stopped in patrol area. Engines as requisite for maintaining position.

8.55pm: SS Strombus passed South.

10.00pm: SS Sallust passed South.


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16 November 1917

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.20am: SS Chinkoa & SS Windsor Hall passed South.

2.45am: SS Vargin passed North.

3.07am: SS Hogarth[?] passed North.

5.30am: SS Pentakotta [Pentakota?] passed North.

5.48am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

7.25am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.40am: Commenced coaling with coolies, stokers trimming.

12.20pm: Finished coaling. Received 130 tons.

5.36pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

6.20pm: Stopped, & as requisite for patrol.

pm: HIJM Nishin [Nisshin?] passed South.

8.00pm: HMS Espiegle took over patrol.

8.10pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

9.25pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.


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17 November 1917

Perim [& at Sea]

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

am: Embarked 25 live sheep.

1.50pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.00pm: Jebel Dubaala[?] S55E; Mokha Light House N65½E.

8.25pm: Sighted Abu Ail Island Light NNW.

Midnight: Abu Ail Light S14W.


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18 November 1917

Perim to Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

2.00am: Abu Ail Island Light S4E.

5.45am: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing a dhow.

6.20am: Stopped. Boarded dhow.

6.45am: Proceeded.

7.13am: Risha Island N56W; Isa N7E.

8.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing through Kamaran Straits.

8.20am: As requisite for anchoring off Kamaran. Anchor bearings: North Point N15W; Milton Point S70W.

9.01am: Came to with Port Bower.

2.30pm: Sent 8 hands working party to Armed Dhow No. 1.


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19 November 1917

Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

8.30am: Sent Working Party to Armed Dhow No. 1.

9.25am: Gunners Party as required. Remainder of hands exercised at Boat Sailing. Marines to Drill.


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20 November 1917

Kamaran [& at Sea]

Lat 15.96, Long 42.66 [Estimate from Bearing and Distance at noon]

6.05am: Weighed.

am: Sounding continuously.

7.03am: Kamaran S70W; Douglas Point S30W; Towiss Point S19W.

8.11am: Bawarid Cay N8E.

8.39am: Hamar Island North.

8.45am: Bawarid Cay West.

9.06am: Discoloured water ahead. Stopped.

9.15am: Proceeded.

9.18am: Zerbat N1E; Ajusak N20W; Dorama N59W

9.55am: Raka N5E; Zoha N17W; Zerbat N41W

10.27am: Shoal sounding. Full speed astern.

10.28am: Ship grounded.

10.35am: Lowered all boats.

am: Depth of water round ship: Forward 15 feet; Under Bridge 13 feet; Amidships 14 feet; Aft 24 feet.

am: Hands employed lightening ship forward.

Noon: True Bearing and Distance - While aground Jurab[Jurayb] Island (centre) 283° - 1.1 miles on Local Chart No. 2

pm: Working engines astern as requisite; hands reeving cable & shifting 4" shell aft.

1.10pm: Everybody aft, full speed astern both.

1.35pm: Ship came off.

1.37pm: Stopped. Hove in and stowed cables and hoisted boats

3.36pm: Finished with cables, proceeded as requisite for anchoring.

3.46pm: Came to with port bower off Jurab Island. Anchor bearings: Zerbat Island S66W; Jurab Island N29½W; Raka Island N17W; Zoha Island N47½W.


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21 November 1917

Off Jurab Island

Lat 15.94, Long 42.65 [Estimate from above anchor bearings]

5.40am: Diving Party rigging diving boat.

8.30am: Aired bedding. Diving Party examining ships bottom. Lieut. (N[Navigation]) in steam cutter with 2nd whaler in tow left ship to sound near Nasib Cay.

10.30am: Lieut (N) returned, sea & wind to[o] strong for boat sounding.

am: 6 hands turning steam cutters falls. Remainder at control drill. Marines at Gun Drill.

12.05pm: Divers finished examination of ships bottom, & reported no damage found.


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22 November 1917

Off Jurab Island [to Kamaran]

Lat 15.34, Long 42.63 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

6.10am: Weighed.

6.47am: Dorama Island S64W; Zerbat Summit N24W.

7.18am: Left end Bawarid S21W; Hamar Summit S12½E; Right end Bawarid S36W.

11.12am: As requisite for anchoring.

11.22am: Came to with Port Bower. Anchor bearings: Old Fort S74W ; Point North of North Point N39W.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

pm: Lieut. Jowsy[?Jowsey?] RNR joined ship for passage to Aden. 7 Seedie boys joined ship for passage to Aden.


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23 November 1917

Kamaran [& at Sea]

Lat 15.34, Long 42.63

9.15am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.40am: Gunners party working in magazines & shell rooms.

2.04pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving anchorage & passing through Kamaran Southern Entrance.

3.03pm: Risha Island Beacon S3W; South Telegraph Hut N59E; North Telegraph Hut N26E.

5.50pm: Sighted Jebel Zukur [Jabal Zuqar] South.

7.19pm: Sighted Abu Ail Island Light S3E.

10.00pm: Abu Ail Island Light S68W.

Midnight: Abu Ail Island Light N26W.


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24 November 1917

Kamaran to Perim

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.50am: Abu Ail Light dipped N22W.

6.30am: Jebel Manhali S47½E; Ras Siyan S8E; Dumeira Rock S30W.

9.10am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

9.20am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

Noon: Received 9 live sheep.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

2.18pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & intercepting steamer.

3.10pm: Stopped & boarded SS Frankier.

3.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for Perim.

4.25pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings as above. Embarked Capt. Minniken for passage to Aden.

6.10pm: Weighed.

8.00pm: Jebel Manhali N14½W; High Light N33W; Big Brother S78W.

9.50pm: Perim High Light dipped N51W.


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25 November 1917

Perim to Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Aden Summit N30E: Ras Imran N18½W; Jebel am Birka N61½W.

8.00am: Turned into swept channel.

9.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering inner harbour.

9.34am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.40am: Secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.

10.00am: Discharged 7 Seedie Boys to shore. Capt. Minniken left ship. Mr Gubbey[?] Carpenter rejoined ship from hospital.

1.15pm: Lieut. Commander C.G. [From Navy Lists Cecil Godfrey] Cruttwell RN left ship temporarily for command of HMS Clio.


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26 November 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

8.30am: Gunners party cleaning out ammunition lockers. Mast & yard party painting down aloft.

2.00pm: Gunners Party as in forenoon. 8 hands restowing fore provision room. Remainder of hands rigging stages & preparing for painting ship.


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27 November 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.15am: 8 hands restowing after provision room.

am: 8 hands working with Ship’s Steward. Gunners Party about voice piping & shell racks.

2.00pm: Gunners Party as in forenoon. 7 hands cleaning out barge.


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28 November 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am&pm: Gunners Party working in magazine.


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29 November 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Barges, Whalers & Cutters painting their boats.

am: Refitting Party fitting strops on Dan Buoys.


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30 November 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.45am: Commenced coaling by lighters. Stokers trimming.

am: Gunners Party cleaning arms. Refitting Party fitting strops on Dan Buoys.

10.25am: Finished coaling. Received 240 tons.


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Hands employed cleaning provision holds & preparing for provisioning.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

10.50am: Finished Provisioning.

1.00pm: Paid Monthly Money. Hands making & mending clothes.

3.00pm: Read Warrant No. 121.


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2 December 1917

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.16pm: Weighed. Engines as requisite for turning.

5.35pm: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden by swept channel.

6.37pm: Passed outer buoy.

8.00pm: Lat 12 28N, Long 44 57E.


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3 December 1917

Aden to Perim

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

4.00am: Sighted Perim High Light NW.

7.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

7.17am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.45am: Exercised Ammunition Supply Parties as Gun Drill.

11.25am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Perim & closing steamer.

12.13pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Voluminia [Volumnia/Volumina?].

12.40pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

2.34pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings as above.

5.37pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Perim & taking up station on Patrol.

6.23pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.


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4 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.30am: Boarded French SS Ile[?] de la Reunion.

2.45am: Boarded British SS Begum.

3.00am: Proceeded as requisite for regaining[?] position in patrol area.

4.35am: High Light N79E; Siyan S3E. Stopped. Engines as requisite for maintaining station.

6.30am: British SS Commonwealth passed North.

6.40am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

7.40am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.40am: A Group & Control Parties to Divisional Drill. Remainder of hands working about boats, parts of ship & stowing 4½“ mooring wire. Marines to infantry drill.

6.34pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for taking up station on patrol.

8.05pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.


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5 December 1917

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.30am: Portuguese SS Tres as Moures[?Tras-os-Montes?] passed North.

2.00am: Unknown ship passed South.

7.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for returning to Perim & anchoring.

8.29am: Came to.

9.40am: B Group & Control Parties to Divisional Drill. Gunners party oiling over shell on deck. Remainder of hands in parts of ship & oiling picking up rope.

1.31pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for closing Greek Steamer.

2.10pm: Stopped & boarded SS Dirphys.

2.33pm: As requisite for returning to Perim.

3.32pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings as above.

6.35pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for taking up station on patrol.

8.00pm: Stopped. Ras Siyan S9E; High Light N78E

11.55pm: Boarded British SS Sunik.


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6 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

3.00pm: Convoy passed North.

4.20am: SS Princess passed North.

5.00am: Tug SS General Ellis passed South.

6.00am: SS HS45[?] passed North. [Possibly tug subsequently named J O Gravel]

6.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

7.35am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

am: X & Y groups & Control Parties to Divisional Drill.

1.55pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & closing steamer.

2.30pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Agios Gerasimos (Greek).

3.00pm: Proceeded as requisite for re-entering harbour.

3.45pm: Turned away. Courses & speeds as requisite for taking up station in patrol area.

4.39pm: Communicated with HMS Espiegle by boat, sent mails onboard.

9.30pm: HMT Koweit pass South.


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7 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.35am: Norwegian SS Ontaneda passed North.

1.15am: Boarded SS Jehangir[?] bound for Suez.

1.30am: SS Hong Moh passed South

3.40am: SS Barunga passed South.

5.50am: HMT Port Sydney passed North.

6.00am: Proceeded as requisite for Perim & anchoring.

7.50am: Came to with Port Bower.

8.30am: Commenced coaling by coolies, stokers trimming.

am: Lost while taking fish, one seine net, 30 fathoms.

8.50am: Gunners Party cleaning rifles, remainder of hands exchanging 1st & 2nd whalers falls.

11.05am: Finished coaling. Received 175 tons.

pm: Embarked 20 live ship.

6.37pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.


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8 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.15am: Passed British SS Ormara bound West.

3.00am: Hospital Ship Egypt passed North.

6.45am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

6.58am: Came to with Port Bower.

10.00am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & intercepting steamer.

10.57am: Stopped. Boarded British SS Surada.

11.16am: Proceeded as requisite for re-entering Perim & anchoring.

12.33pm: Came to with Port Bower.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes. Diving party clearing inlets.

4.20pm: Diving Party finished.

6.33pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.00pm: British SS Hector passed South.

7.30pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.

8.50pm: SS Hartington passed East.

10.50pm: British SS Itaura passed East


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9 December 1917

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.30am: Stopped. Boarded British SS Brodvale.

4.45am: Boarded Japanese SS Nissei.

5.58am: SS Sandon Hall passed West.

6.20am: SS King John passed East.

6.45am: Left patrol area & proceeded as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

8.35am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

pm: Embarked 40 live sheep.

6.45pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.33pm: Stopped in patrol area.

8.45pm: SS Louqsor[?] passed south.

11.45pm: Boarded SS Bohemian bound North.


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10 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

2.05am: SS Samoset passed South.

6.15am: Left patrol area & proceeded as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

7.24am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.40am: Control Parties to drill. Gunners Party fireproofing action gloves gas masks etc.

6.36pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.20pm: Stopped.

pm: Engines as requisite for maintaining patrol.


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11 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.10am: British SS Ozarda passed north.

1.45am: Boarded French SS Sydney.

2.50am: RMS Nankin passed North.

3.00am: Boarded SS Nestor.

3.45am: French[?] SS Charles Tellier passed South.

4.00am: SS Tenasserim passed North.

4.15am: SS Hyrcania[?] passed North.

6.10am: SS Febo passed South.

6.47am: SS Carpathian passed West.

6.52am: SS Emmanuel passed South.

7.04am: SS Dalemoor[?] & SS Birkhall passed North.

6.20am: Left patrol area & proceeded as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

7.59am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.50am: Hands exercised at Night Defence Stations.

11.10am: Secured.

6.33pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.23pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.

8.45pm: Exercised Watch at Night Defence Stations.

9.40pm: Boarded SS Santoria.


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12 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

4.40am: Boarded Swedish SS Yeddo.

6.15am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

7.34am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.30am: Aired bedding.

am: Exercised Control Parties. Gunners Party working in magazines & about action stations[?]. Remainder of hands turning 2nd Whalers falls & working parts of ship.

6.36pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.25pm: Stopped in Patrol Area.

10.50pm: SS Eburna passed South.


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13 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.20am: Boarded SS Missonier.

4.00am: Boarded SS Bahadir [?Bahadur?]

7.30am: Boarded SS Sicilia.

9.45am: Boarded SS Ascanius.

10.19am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering harbour.

11.10am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

3.25pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & closing steamer.

4.19pm: Boarded Italian SS Sirte.

5.20pm: SS Pancras passed South.

5.29pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing dhow.

5.40pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for taking up station on patrol.

6.20pm: Stopped in Southeastern corner of area.


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14 December 1917

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.50am: SS Sheik[h] Berkhud passed North.

2.00am: Boarded HMT Haiching.

4.15am: Boarded SS Kaiping.

5.30am: Boarded Japanese SS Tosan Maru.

6.35am: SS Augustus Belmont[?] passed North. [August Belmont? see 10th Feb 1918]

8.25am: SS Antamandios passed North. [Possibly SS Adamantios Lemos]

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

9.00am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

am: Gunners Party working in magazines.

1.07pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & intercepting ship.

2.20pm: Communicated with SS War Hero bound North.

2.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to take up station on patrol.

7.15pm: SS Edith Cavell passed South.

9.42pm: SS Africa passed South.

10.53pm: SS Beechleaf passed North.

11.20pm: SS Lowmoor[?] passed South.


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15 December 1917

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.00am: Boarded SS Alberto Treves.

2.20am: Boarded Swede SS Boren.

6.00am: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring in Perim.

7.10am: Came to with Port Bower.

am: Gunners Party employed in Magazines.

9.30am: Commenced coaling by coolies. Stokers trimming.

pm: Embarked 50 live sheep.

2.55pm: Finished coaling. Received 200 tons.

5.30pm: Exercised at General Quarters.

5.50pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.00pm: Lat 12 55N, Long 43 12E.


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16 December 1917

Perim to Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

4.00am: Abu Ail Island Light S42W.

8.00am: Lat 14 48N, Long 42 39E.

10.00am: Risha Island Beacon N66W 2.1 miles.

10.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing through Southern Entrance to Kamaran passage & anchoring off Kamaran.

11.23am: Came to with Port Bower. Anchor bearings: Old Fort S75W; Point North of North Point N39W.


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17 December 1917

Kamaran [& at Sea]

Lat 15.99, Long 42.71 [Estimate from location at 12.41pm]

6.11am: Weighed.

7.44am: Courses as requisite for passing West & North of Urmek Island [Al Murk?].

8.58am: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing East of Hamar Island.

9.33am: Hill Fort astern.

10.55am: Courses & speeds as requisite for running line of soundings and anchoring near Armed Launch Kamaran.

12.41pm: Came to with Starboard Bower South of Buhais[Buhays].

1.00pm: Sent Steam Cutter to tow Armed Launch Kamaran to ship.

1.35pm: Secured Launch Kamaran astern.


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18 December 1917

Anchorage South of Buhais [to Kamaran]

Lat 15.68, Long 42.58 [estimate from bearings at 12.11pm]

6.12am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for passing between Nasib Cay & North Dahayir[Daha’ir?]. Armed Launch Kamaran in tow.

8.07am: Came to with Starboard Bower off Zurbat Island.

9.11am: Weighed.

am: 16 hands working about leather gear.

10.39am: Courses & speeds as requisite for passing East of Hamar & North & West of Urmek.

12.11pm: Hill fort N81E; Urmek S7E; Bawarid N25W.

3.25pm: As requisite for anchoring.

3.39pm: Came to with Port Bower.


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19 December 1917

Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

5.30am: Sent Seaman's Landing Party ashore for drill.

8.10am: Landing Party returned.

9.15am: Cleaned Arms.

pm: Hands employed pumping water from lighters. Gunners Party cleaning rifles & leather gear. Remainder of hands turning out boats & working in parts of ship.


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20 December 1917

Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

5.45am: Landing Party left ship for drill ashore (Seamen, Stokers & Marines).

9.20am: Clean Arms.

9.20am: All Gunlayers, Seaman Gunners, No. 2’s & Sightsetters to aiming rifle practice.

12.45pm: Sent working party of 24 hands to Armed Launch Kamaran. Remainder of Hands & Aiming Rifle Practice as in forenoon.

6.35pm: Kamaran Working Party returned.


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21 December 1917

Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

9.25am: Read Articles of War & Court Martial Returns. Hands employed placing stream anchor in Cutter. Gunners Party working about shell bags. Gunlayers etc. to aiming rifle practice.

pm: Gunners Party as in forenoon. 18 hands of Kamaran working party standing fast.

4.00pm: Landed Kamaran working party (18 hands).

6.30pm: Working Party returned.


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22 December 1917

Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

6.00am: 1st Cutter weighing 9 hundredweight Kedge. Remainder of hands placing 15 hundredweight Kedge & 2" wire in 2nd Cutter. Sent 2nd Cutter ashore with anchor & wire.

9.20am: Sent 1st & 2nd Cutters Crews ashore to lay out anchors for hauling off Kamaran.

1.45pm: Working party for Kamaran left ship.

5.10pm: Kamaran's working party returned.

6.10pm: Relief working party left.

11.00pm: Working party returned.

11.30pm: Landed 6 hands for care[?] of Kamaran.


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23 December 1917

Kamaran

Lat 15.335, Long 42.62

5.50am: Kamaran working party left ship.

7.45am: Kamaran working party returned.

am: Port Watch weighing Kedge Anchors.

11.30am: Hoisted in & stowed Kedge anchors. Hoisted all boats & prepared for sea.

12.25pm: Weighed courses & speeds as requisite for proceeding North inside islands.

1.47pm: Sighted Schooner dhow aground NE by N. Shaped course to close schooner dhow.

2.55pm: Came to with Port Bower off Ras Haram.

5.30pm: Dhow working party left ship with fire pump.

7.30pm: Dhow working party returned.


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24 December 1917

Off Ras Haram

Lat 15.59, Long 42.65

6.30am: Diving Party left ship for work in Schooner Dhow. Remainder of hands placing stream anchor in 1st Cutter.

8.00am: Relief Diving Party sent to Schooner Dhow. 1st Cutter laying out stream anchor for righting her. Remainder of hands clearing coaling gear on brows & scrubbing & oiling coaling stay.

11.00am: Unshipped Mercurial Barometer in the event of sudden necessity for firing Poop Gun.

1.15pm: Hands employed salving Schooner Dhow & placing B Downton Pump aboard her.

6.15pm: Working parties from Schooner Dhow returned.


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25 December 1917

Off Ras Haram

Lat 15.59, Long 42.65

5.30am: Sent Diving Party to Schooner Dhow.

am: Working party dismounting 3 pounder guns in Schooner dhow & hoisting out stores.

1.15pm: Working party mounting C Downton pump onboard dhow. Diving Party carrying on.

6.00pm: Diving & working parties returned.


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26 December 1917

Off Ras Haram

Lat 15.59, Long 42.65

4.40am: Sent working party to schooner dhow.

6.00am: Sent Diving party to schooner dhow.

7.40am: Sent Relief Parties to Schooner Dhow.

am&pm: Hands employed salving schooner dhow.

12.45pm: Hands onboard clearing 1st Cutter of gear from schooner dhow.

4.30pm: Sent Relief parties to dhow.

8.30pm: Parties returned from Dhow.


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27 December 1917

Off Ras Haram

Lat 15.59, Long 42.65

5.30am: Diving party left for schooner dhow.

6.30am: Sent working party to dhow.

7.40am: Sent Relief Parties to dhow.

pm: Hands employed salving schooner dhow, & weighing stream anchor.

5.40pm: Working party returned from dhow. Hands employed hoisting in & stowing stream anchor.

6.30pm: Sent working party to schooner dhow.

6.50pm: Diving Party returned.

8.15pm: Sent Relief Party to dhow.

10.50pm: Refloated Dhow. Kamaran took her in tow.

11.20pm: Secured Schooner Dhow astern.


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28 December 1917

Off Ras Haram

Lat 15.59, Long 42.65

6.20am: 2nd Cutter weighing dhows anchors.

6.40am: Hauled up dhow & secured her alongside. Diving Party employed effecting temporary repairs to dhow.

8.35am: Gunners Party employed in Shell Rooms. Hands employed remounting 3 pounder guns in dhow & returning her stores. Diving party carrying on.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon & hoisting Boiler out of Steam Cutter. Diving party carrying on.

pm: Hoisted out Downton Pump from Dhow & replaced it.


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29 December 1917

Off Ras Haram [& at Sea]

Lat 15.5, Long 42.6 [Estimate from bearings at 9am and course to pass East of Kamaran]

6.00am: Veered dhow asterm & secured her for towing.

7.05am: Opened fire on Dhows lying up on beach.

7.50am: Ceased firing.

8.35am: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as for passing South of Urmek & North of Shab Bodingan [Shi’b Badinjan?]. Schooner Dhow in tow.

9.00am: Kadaman Kebir S80W; Urmek ~~~ N45½W; Hill Fort N16E.

10.11am: Heavy rain squall.

10.20am: Came to with Port Bower.

0.28am: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for passing East of Kamaran.

3.37pm: Risha Island Beacon S53E; Telegraph Hut N76E; Farah N41E.


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30 December 1917

At Sea [Off Ras Haram written on log]

Lat 14.1, Long 42.7 [Estimate from anchor bearings]

1.50am: Sighted Abu Ail Island Light S7E.

8.02am: Quoin Island Light House S9E; Jebel Zukur [Jabal Zuqar] S10W.

10.28am: Jebel Zukur [Jabal Zuqar] S11½E; East Point[on Jabal Zuqar] S42½E; Quoin Island Light House S71½E

10.58am: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor Bearings Jebel Zukur S11½E; Quoin Island N87½E; High Island N66½E.

11.00am: Hauled dhow alongside & commenced pumping out & clearing her hold.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for turning & passing through Abu Ail Channel.

6.24pm: Slipped Dhow, who anchored inshore.

8.00pm: Lat 13 56½N, Long 42 41¼E

10.25pm: Abu Ail Island Light dipped (astern).


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31 December 1917

Jebel Zukur Island to Perim

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

3.40am: Sighted Perim High Light S36E.

5.04pm: Sighted Balfe Point Light S32E.

7.10am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

7.27am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.30am: Gunners Party employed about ammunition on Upper Deck.

am: Embarked 15 live sheep.

1.40pm: Court of Enquiry under presidency of Acting Captain A.L. Lowiss held onboard. [Arthur W. Lowis? see Navy List]

3.15pm: Court of Enquiry dissolved.

8.10pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.34pm: Balfe Point Light N36W; Pirie Point Light N23W; High Light N1E.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1918


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1 January 1918

Perim to Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.55am: Aden Summit N36½E; Ras Imran N9½E.

8.30am: Courses as requisite for swept channel.

9.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering inner harbour.

10.07am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

10.25am: Secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.

2.00pm: Gunners Party striking down & oiling over shells on deck & working about ammunition.

4.00pm: Paid Quarterly Settlement.

5.10pm: Read Warrant No. 122.


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2 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

7.00am: Commenced coaling with coolies, stokers trimming.

8.20am: Gunners Party working about ammunition.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Received 320 tons.


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3 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am&pm: Hands employed embarking and stowing stores.


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4 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Commander Sells RN joined ship to await arrival of HMS Sapphire.


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5 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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6 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

9.30am: Hands mustered by the Ledger.


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7 January 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

6.00am: Hands employed placing boiler in steam Cutter. Port Watch clearing after provision room.

am&pm: Port Watch employed provisioning ship.

pm: Embarked 40 live sheep, & 25 live sheep & 1000 lbs of vegetables for HMS Clio. Commander Sells left ship for HMS Minto.


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8 January 1918

Aden [to Perim & on patrol]

Lat 12.3, Long 44.5 [X Bgs]

7.36am: Weighed, engines as requisite for turning & leaving inner harbour.

8.06am: Turned into swept channel.

9.05am: Passed outer buoy.

am&pm: Gunners Party cleaning arms. Hands stowing paravane gear.

5.43pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS Clio.

5.53pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

6.16pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

pm: Sent sheep & stores to HMS Clio.

8.11pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station in patrol area.

9.00pm: Stopped in Area.

10.40pm: SS Bankura passed North.

11.10pm: SS Chakdara & SS Inventor passed North.


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9 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.52, Long 43.47 [Estimate from bearings at 1.44pm]

4.00am: Boarded SS Henley & SS Pakeha.

5.30am: SS Kerman passed North.

6.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

7.53am: Came to with Port Bower.

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters.

10.15am: Seamanship Training Class to instruction. Whalers crew about their boats falls. Gunners party about ammunition.

10.50am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & intercepting steamer.

11.45am: Communicated with SS Co~~bus.

12.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for making Southern Patrol Area.

1.44pm: Stopped in Southern Patrol Area. High Light N15W; Balfe Point N33W; Brother S45W.

9.50pm: WDV[?] HP 7 passed South.


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10 January 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.40am: SS Donan passed South.

1.30am: Boarded SS Ilford. SS Itinda passed South.

5.15am: Left patrol area.

7.00am: As requisite for communicating with HMS Minto.

9.30am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim & anchoring.

9.40am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

am: Seamanship Training Classes to instructions. Marines at Gun Drill.

pm: Lost one Helmet by accident.

6.39pm: Weighed & proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.24pm: Stopped in Northern Area. Ras Siyan S5E; High Light N79E.


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11 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.73, Long 43.26 [Estimate from bearings at 12.50pm]

9.16am: Dropped plate target.

9.25am: As requisite for .303 aiming rifle practice.

am: Gunlayers, Sighsetters, Seaman Gunners & Nos. 2 of each gun at aiming rifle practice. Marines to infantry drill.

12.47pm: Picked up target & proceeded as requisite for taking up station in Southern Patrol Area.

12.50pm: Ras Siyan S14½E; Jebel Hadala; Dumeira Island Rock S79½W

3.50pm: Stopped in Southern Area.

8.30pm: Boarded SS Principessa Iolanda.


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12 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.05am: Boarded SS Helicon[?].

7.00am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim.

7.45am: Came to with Port Bower.

8.15am: Commenced coaling by coolies. Stokers trimming.

am: Gunners Party about ammunition. Hold party stowing provision rooms.

1.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 215 tons.

6.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on Patrol.

7.25pm: Stopped in Northern Patrol Area. Ras Siyan S5E; High Light N72E.


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13 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.5 [Estimate from bearings at noon]

10.15am: Boarded SS Henzada

Noon: High Light N18W; Big Brother[Khadda Dabala] S61W.

8.40pm: Boarded SS Itaura.

9.50pm: Boarded SS Media.


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14 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.7, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearings at 12.55pm]

1.10am: Boarded SS Sutlej.

1.45am: Communicated by boat with HMS Perth.

4.50am: Boarded SS Rounton Grange.

6.25am: Courses & sppeds as requisite for entering Perim.

7.03pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.22am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & for patrol.

9.45am: Communicated with SS City of Birmingham.

10.47am: Carried out aiming rifle practice.

11.50am: Completed.

12.40pm: Boarded Greek SS Emmanuel.

12.55pm: High Light S46E; Ras Siyan S7E.

5.00pm: Exercised at Fire Stations.

9.50pm: SS Dimitrios passed North.

11.00pm: Boarded SS Kwong Ping.

11.40pm: SS Amplegarth passed South.


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15 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.8, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearings at 12.12pm]

4.20am: Left Patrol Area.

7.15am: Zi Hill S53¾E; Jebel Dubaala[?] S78¾E; Mokha Light House N43¾E.

7.30am: Aired bedding.

am: Control Parties to drill. Supply Parties & ABs under 3 years to rifle drill.

9.58am: High Light S42E; Ras Siyan S10E; Dumeira Rocks S35W.

10.40am: Stopped. Dropped Target, & carried out .303 aiming rifle practice.

12.05pm: Picked up target.

12.12pm: High Light S44½E; Ras Siyan S3½E; Dumeira Island Rock S64½W.

1.40pm: As requisite for entering Perim.

1.49pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

4.22pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

4.50pm: Swung ship for deviation on 8 points.

5.50pm: Finished swinging. As requisite for Patrol.

10.35pm: Boarded SS Glenamoy.


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16 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.30am: British SS Duffield

6.10am: Boarded SS Koraina. [SS Koranna?]

6.55am: Boarded French SS Lieutenant de Missiessy.

8.00am: HS45[?] passed North. [Possibly tug subsequently named J O Gravel]

8.15am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

9.02am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

am: ABs under 3 years to rifle drill. Control Parties at drill.

10.45am: Divers clearing Main Inlet.

12.50pm: Read Warrant No. 123.

3.30pm: Finished Diving.

6.38pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

6.55pm: SS Australcrag[?] & Sticklestad passed South.

7.23pm: Stopped in patrol area.


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17 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.7, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearings at 2.39pm]

8.00am: Boarded SS Dundrennan.

am: Carried out .303 aiming rifle practice. Convoy passed North.

1.23pm: SS Urlana passed North.

2.39pm: High Light S78E; Ras Siyan S3E.

4.00pm: Exercised at Collision Stations.

7.30pm: SS Orontes passed South.

11.30pm: Boarded Dutch SS Hermes.


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18 January 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.30am: Boarded SS Scapool.

1.00am: Board SS Shropshire.

3.25am: Boarded SS Karagolia. [Karagola?]

5.00am: Boarded SS Herefordshire.

6.00am: Boarded SS Atreus, Glenartney & Ben Lomond.

am: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

8.37am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.25am: Commenced coaling by coolies, stokers trimming. Hands employed blacking down aloft, scrubbing bottom lines & working in parts of ship.

3.00pm: Finished coaling. Received 191 tons.

6.00pm: Exercised at General Quarters.

8.07pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.


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19 January 1918

Perim to Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

5.52am: Aden N36E; Jebel Ihsan N15E; Ras Imran N7W.

8.22am: Turned into swept channel.

9.40am: As requisite for entering inner harbour.

9.53sm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Turned ship on anchor & secured stern to No. 4 Buoy.

11.40am: Embarked Victualling stores.

pm: Starboard Watch stowing stores.


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20 January 1918

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.5, Long 45.0 [X Bgs]

10.07am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving Inner Harbour.

10.20am: Courses as requisite for Swept Channel.

7.00pm: Balfe Point Light N23W; High Light N3W; Jebel Manhali N20E.

8.00pm: Lat 12 41N, Long 43 18E

9.25pm: Perim High Light dipped S36E.



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21 January 1918

Aden to Suez

Lat 15.3, Long 41.9 [DR]

2.48am: Abu Ail Island Light abeam distance 3.2 miles.

6.50am: Sighted Centre Peak Island NWbyN.

7.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for sending boat to RMS [SS?] Nore.

8.00am: Lat 14 52½N, Long 42 13E

9.28am: Saddle Island N18½W; Centre Peak Light House N3W; Jebel Zebayir Island N18E.

9.40am: Courses & speeds as requisite for communicating with HMS Perth under lee of Centre Peak Island.

11.53am: Put clocks back 24 mins.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 16 25N, 41 06E.

8.00pm: Lat 16 48N, Long 40 49E


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22 January 1918

Aden to Suez

Lat 19.8, Long 38.8 [Obs/DR]

6.15am: Fix by stars. 18 43.5N, 39 34.7E.

8.00am: Lat 19 08N, Long 39 22E

9.50am: Exercised at General Quarters.

am: Control Parties at drill.

10.50am: Put clocks back 12 mins.

Noon: Latitude by Ex Meridian Sun 19 50.3N

1.50pm: Heavy rain squall.

4.00pm: Exercised at Abandon Ship Stations.

6.00pm: Fix by stars. 20 59N, 38 09E.

8.00pm: Lat 21 23N, Long 37 54E


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23 January 1918

Aden to Suez

Lat 24.5, Long 36.1 [Obs/DR]

6.15am: Fix by stars. 23 17N, 36 48E.

7.00am: Sighted St. John's Island N72W.

8.00am: Lat 23 39N, Long 36 35½E

am: Lost overboard by accident one helmet sun white.

2.15pm: Daedalus[Abu el-Kizan] Light House N60E.

8.00pm: Lat 26 00N, Long 35 00E

8.36pm: Brothers[Akhaween] Light in horizon N24½W. Distance by Table: 19.7 [miles?]

10.18pm: Brothers Light S60E.


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24 January 1918

Aden to Suez

Lat 28.7, Long 33.0 [X Bgs]

3.16am: Sighted Shadwan Island Light N40W.

4.52am: Sighted Ashrafi Island Light N48½W. Shadwan Island Light S13½W.

6.00am: Ashrafi Island Light N58W; Jubal Island Summit S41W.

8.00am: Lat 28 00N, Long 33 30E

am: Marines to drill. Boys to school.

10.30am: Put clocks back 12 mins.

2.16pm: Zafarana Light House abeam 5.2 miles.

5.35pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Suez Bay & anchoring.

6.13pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings: Port Ibrahim Green[?] Light N58E; Newport Rock Light S5E.


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25 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

am: Diving Party working about inlets, 8 hands retowing after hold. Remainder of hands cleaning ship.

am&pm: Diving party carrying on. 8 hands painting mess deck. Remaining of hands provisioning ship.


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26 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

8.30am: Diving Party cleaning inlets.

am: Discharged Lieut. R.H.M. Jones RNR (invalided) for passage to England.

pm: Diving Party cleaning inlets. Remainder of hands making & mending clothes.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No. 124.

5.00pm: Diving Party secured.


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27 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

10.00am: Sent Church of England Party to HMS Grafton.

2.00pm: Wind squall. Veered to 3½ shackles.


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28 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

7.10am: Tug arrived & secured ahead.

7.29am: Weighed. proceeded in tow of tug to new berth.

7.41am: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings: Canal Breakwater S69½E; Port Ibrahim Green[?] Light N44E; Newport Rock Light House South.

8.30am: Diving Party cleaning inlets.

9.40am: Seamanship training class to instructions. Remainder of hands painting mess deck & boats, refitting boat ropes, after guys of lower booms & boats falls.

am: Finished Diving.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon. Diving party stowing & cleaning diving gear.


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29 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

8.15am: Commenced coaling by coolies. Stokers trimming.

am: Hands employed working about boats & embarking stores.

6.30pm: Finished coaling. Received 440 tons.


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30 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54


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31 January 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1918


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1 February 1918

Suez [& at Sea]

Lat 28.9, Long 32.9 [X bgs]

6.06am: Weighed. proceeded. Courses & speeds as requisite for leaving Suez.

6.30am: Newport Rock Light abeam.

10.00am: Seamanship Training Class to inctructions. Boys to school. Gunlayers at laying practice.

10.00am: Zafarana Light House S31W; Saddle S14W.

5.10pm: Sighted Ashrafi Island Light House.

7.00pm: Ashrafi Island Light N64W.

7.55pm: Altered course (to avoid steamer).

9.00pm: Shadwan Island Light N7½W.


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2 February 1918

Suez to Port Sudan

Lat 24.9, Long 35.9 [Running Fix]

1.56am: Brothers [Akhaween] Light in horizon S34½E.

3.30am: Brothers Light N39½E.

10.30am: Sighted Daedalus Reef Light House S32½E.

6.00pm: Fix by Stars 23 47¼N, 36 27½E.


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3 February 1918

Suez to Port Sudan

Lat 20.6, Long 37.6 [Obs/DR]

6.00am: Fix by stars 21 41½N, 37 31¾E.

3.53pm: Sighted Sanganeb Reef Light House S52½W.

4.35pm: Sanganeb Reef Light House N56W.

5.15pm: Wingate Reef Beacons: S73½W; N65½W.

5.40pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Port Sudan.

5.56pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.


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4 February 1918

Port Sudan [& at Sea]

Lat 19.3, Long 38.3 [Obs/DR]

6.04am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for turning & leaving Port Sudan.

10.00am: Hind Kadam Beacon S23½W.

am: 12 Seamen trimming party. Seamanship Training Class to instructions. Remainder to Rifle Drill.

5.45pm: Fix by Stars 18 37.2N, 39 03.4E.


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5 February 1918

Port Sudan to Perim

Lat 16.3, Long 41.3 [Obs/DR]

2.00am: Put clocks on 30 mins.

6.00am: Fix by stars 17 00½N, 40 33E.

am: Painting Party on Senior Petty Officers Mess Deck. 12 Seamen trimming party. Marines to drill.

3.15pm: Sighted Jebel Teir Island SE.

5.16pm: Jebel Teir Island Light House abeam 5.2 miles.

8.03pm: Centre Peak Island Light S40½E; Saddle Island N67E.

9.11pm: Centre Peak Island Light N11E.


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6 February 1918

Port Sudan to Perim

Lat 12.9, Long 43.2 [X Bgs]

0.55am: Sighted Abu Ail Light SEbyS.

2.00am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

3.24am: Jebel Zukur Island South; Abu Ail Island Light S41E.

4.15am: Abu Ail Island Light West.

9.30am: Mokha Light House N62½E; Jebel Dubaala[?] S67E.

10.00am: Seamanship Training Class to instructions. Control Parties to drill. Supply Parties to Quick Fire Gun Drill.

1.00pm: Perim High Light S68E; Ras Siyan S5W; Jebel Hadala S61W.

1.35pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

1.59am: Came to with Port Bower.

2.30pm: Commenced coaling by coolies, stokers trimming.

pm: Paymaster R.J. Francis RNR joined ship from England.

7.10pm: Finished coaling. Received 490 tons.


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7 February 1918

Perim [& Patrol]

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

5.30pm: Discharged Staff Paymaster R.G.T Sennet RN to Aden for passage to England.

6.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

7.23pm: Stopped in patrol area.

9.15pm: SS Koranna passed south.

10.55pm: SS Bahadur passed South.


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Page Missed in error.


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8 February 1918

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearings at 12.10pm]

1.15am: SS Ricardo-a-Mestres passed East.

5.30am: SS Itria[?Itaia?] passed South.

7.20am: Boarded SS Anhui bound North. Sent Staff Surgeon onboard Anhui & brough back Chief Officer for treatment.

7.50am: Anhui proceeded. Chief Officer Peter McLeod-Peace remained for treatment.

9.00am: Dropped Target & carried out .303 aiming rifle practice.

10.40am: Exercised at General Quarters.

11.05am: SS Surada passed South.

11.35am: Picked up target.

12.10pm: Hight Light N79E; Ras Siyan S3E.

3.45pm: Proceeded as requisite for taking up position in Southern Area.

5.35pm: Stopped in Southern Area. Big Brother S80W; High Light N25W.

6.00pm: SS Waimorino passed South.

10.25pm: Boarded Greek SS Eussinas[?Euxeinos?] bound North.

11.00pm: SS Mercedes de Larrinaga passed south.


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9 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.25am: Boarded SS Nipon[?] Maru. [Nippon Maru?]

0.50am: SS Frankenfels passed North.

6.10am: Left Patrol area & proceeded as requisite for entering Perim.

7.05am: Came to with Port Bower.

am&pm: Lieutenant Rylands in 2nd Whaler away surveying.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

6.05pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.21pm: Communicated with HMS Suva.

6.55pm: Shaped course as requisite for patrolling to Northward.

7.55pm: Stopped. Communicated with Italian Sail Marionette, bound South, who was showing her bow lights on the wrong sides.

8.30pm: Proceeded as requisite.


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10 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearing at 12.19pm]

0.40am: High Light N74E; Balfe Point Light N60E. Stopped in Northern Area.

12.19pm: High Light N79E; Ras Siyan S3E.

2.41pm: Proceeded as requisite for Southern Area.

4.25pm: Stopped in Southern Area.

5.00pm: Boarded SS Clan McClean.

8.55pm: SS August Belmont passed North.

10.15pm: SS Samoset[?] passed East.

10.30pm: SS Manhara[?Mahana?] passed East.


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11 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

3.30am: SS Yeddo passed East.

6.05am: Left Patrol Area. Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Perim.

7.03am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

9.15am: Lieut. Rylands in 2nd Whaler away surveying.

9.30am: Seamanship Training Class exercised at Boat Sailing.

am: Tested Carley Life Floats – correct.

7.05pm: Lieut. Rylands & 2nd Whaler returned from surveying.


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12 February 1918

Perim [& Patrol]

Lat 12.5, Long 43.5 [Estimate from bearings at 2pm]

6.00am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

6.05am: Boarded Greek SS Dirphys

8.30am: Boarded SS MacNeil

9.25am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out 1” Aiming Rifle Practice. Carried out two controlled runs of aiming rifle practice.

11.15am: Finished Practice. Proceeded as requisite for picking up target & patrol.

1.30pm: SS Hong Kheng passed North.

2.00pm: Big Brother S80W; High Light N22W.

3.35pm: SS Alberto Treves passed North. SS Arachne[?] passed South.

8.00pm: Hospital ship Loyalty passed East.

10.15pm: SS Yochow passed South.


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13 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 13.0, Long 43.2 [Estimate from bearings at 11.34am]

0.30am: SS Haiching passed East.

11.34am: Jebel Manhali S27E; Zi Hill S41E.

1.30pm: Fired 14 rounds from forward 3 pounder gun at Zi Fort.

3.50pm: Stopped in Northern Patrol Area. High Light N78E; Ras Siyan S5E.

5.50pm: SS Alberto Treves passed North.


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14 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.3 [Estimate from bearings at 3.41am]

3.41am: High Light N78E; Ras Siyan S3E.

4.20am: French SS Commandante Dorise[?] passed South. [Le Commandant Dorise]

5.15am: Cable ship SS Cambria passed bound for Perim. [CS Cambria]

6.30am: Communicated with HMS Suva.

am: Dropped target & carried out .303 aiming rifle practice. Gunlayers, sightsetters & Seaman Gunners at aiming rifle practice.

Noon: Picked up target.

2.07pm: SS Homer City passed South.

pm: Proceeded as requisite for Southern Area.

6.40pm: Boarded British SS Chindwin bound North.

8.43pm: High Light N27W; Big Brother S63W


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15 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.30am: Boarded SS Strombus.

4.16am: Boarded SS Momkton[?].

5.35am: Left patrol area, proceeded as requisite for Perim.

6.52am: Came to with Port Bower.

7.45am: Commenced coaling by coolies. Stokers trimming.

am: Exercised Seamanship training at boat sailing. Lieut. Rylands left ship in 2nd whaler for surveying.

11.20am: Finished coaling. Received 265 tons.

11.25am: Surveying Party returned.

6.36pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up position in Northern Patrol Area.


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16 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.4 [Estimate from bearings at 11.45am]

7.00am: Communicated with HMS Suva by boat. Proceeded as requisite for Southern Area.

8.34am: Big Brother S80W; High Light N19W. Stopped in Southern Area.

11.45am: High Light N21W; Big Brother S50W.

3.40pm: Boarded SS Sunik.


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17 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.15am: Boarded SS Politician.

5.07am: Left Patrol Area & proceeded as requisite for entering Perim.

6.45am: Came to with Port Bower.

6.33pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour taking up station in patrol.

7.17pm: Stopped in Northern Area.


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18 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.4 [Estimate from bearings at 4pm]

8.30am: Communicated with HMS Suva.

am: Acting Seaman Gunners & STs [Seaman Torpedoman?] & Seamanship Training Class to instructions.

10.00am: SS Eastern passed South.

am: Gunlayers, Sightsetters & Seaman Gunners at .303 aiming rifle practice.

11.30am: Boarded SS Mahia.

1.50pm: SS Kara Deniz passed North.

4.00pm: Big Brother S70W; High Light N28W.

6.15pm: SS Franz Herzog passed North.

8.05pm: SS Imani passed South.


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19 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

am: SS Kaifuku Maru passed South.

5.50am: As requisite for entering Perim.

6.32am: Came to with Port Bower.

am: Marines to Rifle Drill.

9.40am: Lieut. Rylands left ship in 2nd Whaler for Surveying.

am: Lost overboard by accident one Elbow Gunmetal with swivel hose connection.

Noon: Lieut. Rylands returned.

pm: Paid monthly advance.

1.30pm: Lieut. Rylands & two hands away surveying.

5.00pm: Lieut. Rylands & two hands returned.

6.33pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for taking up station on Patrol.

7.20pm: Stopped in Northern Area.


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20 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416 [Location at 1.11pm]

0.15am: SS Koweit passed North.

6.20am: Communicated with HMS Suva.

8.55am: Boarded Italian SS Franco Giampa[?Francesco Ciampa?].

9.20am: SS Trevilley & SS Exmoor passed South. Gunnery training class at .303 aiming rifle practice.

12.39pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim.

1.11pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

2.10pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on Patrol. SS Breconian[?] passed North.

2.30pm: SS Hatumet passed North.

5.00pm: Boarded SS Fuku Maru.

8.30pm: Boarded SS Lore Dano.

8.45pm: SS Devon passed North.

10.30pm: SS Rugbeian passed South.

11.30pm: SS African Transport passed South.


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21 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

4.40am: SS Northpoint passed South.

5.10am: SS Marthara passed South.

6.40am: Communicated with HMS Suva. As requisite for entering Perim.

7.22am: Came to with Port Bower.

8.10am: Commenced coaling.

9.10am: Gunners Party cleaning arms.

10.25am: Finished coaling. Received 165 tons.

pm: Lieut. Rylands and one Petty Officer left ship for surveying.

4.00pm: Lieut Rylands returned.

6.56pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station in Northern patrol Area.

7.41pm: Stopped. Ras Siyan S3E; High Light N75E.


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22 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.4 [Estimate from bearings at 1.25pm]

am: Tried Hand Steering Gear, & ER [Engine Room?] steering position. Gunlayers, Sightsetters & Seaman Gunners at .303 aiming rifle practice.

1.25pm: Big Brother S80W; High Light N20W.

3.00pm: Boarded SS Murillo.

5.15pm: SS Donati[?] passed South.

6.00pm: SS Clan Macbeth passed North.


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23 February 1918

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.65, Long 43.35 [Estimate from bearings at 12.13pm]

0.30am: SS Roma passed West.

3.20am: Closed SS Massawa bound North.

4.10am: Boarded SS Massawa.

5.27am: High Light S49E; Balfe Point S35E. Proceeded as requisite to patrol to the Northward.

7.30am: Turned to the Southward.

7.36am: Mokha Light House N13E; Zi Hill S53E; Long Hammock S86E.

8.45am: SS Rhodesian Transport passed South.

10.48am: SS Clearway[?] passed South. SS Durham passed North.

11.58am: SS Leicestershire passed North.

12.13pm: Balfe Point N78E; Ras Siyan S8W.

1.00pm: As requisite for entering Perim.

1.16pm: Came to with Port Bower.

7.10pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & patrol in Northern Area.

8.10pm: Stopped. Ras Siyan S7E; High Light N80E.


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24 February 1918

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.5 [Estimate from bearings at 2.30pm]

8.20am: SS Ellawood passed South.

9.00am: SS Marie N Roussos passed North.

11.20am: Boarded SS Anhui. Discharged her Chief Officer Mr. McLeod Peace. [See 8th Feb]

2.30pm: High Light N51E; Big Brother S29E.

8.55pm: SS Havildar passed South.

11.15pm: SS Hartington passed North.

11.30pm: Boarded SS Kankon[?].


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25 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

2.00am: Boarded SS Yamatu Maru.

5.15am: SS Agamemnon passed South.

6.00am: SS Denbigh Hall passed South.

7.45am: Boarded SS Diyatalawa.

8.00am: As requisite for Perim.

8.30am: Came to with Port Bower. Hands aired bedding.

6.46pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station for patrol. Keeping Balfe Point light in sight between the bearings South & S60E.


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26 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.55, Long 43.4 [Estimate from bearings at 4pm]

0.30am: SS Pesaro passed South, showing “not under control” lights. She reported that she had lost her rudder.

8.30am: Boarded SS Duffield.

9.15am: SS Wardha passed North.

am: Gunlayers, Sightsetters & Acting Seaman Gunners to aiming rifle practice.

10.25am: Boarded SS Cycle.

4.00pm: High Light N19E; Ras Siyan S36W.

8.20pm: Boarded SS City of Agra.

8.50pm: SS Chakdina passed North.

9.30pm: Boarded SS Hwah Ting.


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27 February 1918

On the Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

1.30am: Boarded SS Cooeyanna.

7.30am: As requisite for Entering Perim.

7.52am: Came to with Port Bower.

am&pm: Lieut. Rylands in 2nd Whaler away surveying.

4.00pm: Read Warrant No. 126.

6.41pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbor & taking up station on Patrol. Embarked Mails & Money from HMS Perth.


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28 February 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416 [Location at 8.15am]

7.00am: Proceeded as requisite for entering harbour.

7.25am: Came to with Starboard Bower.

8.15am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

am: Gunlayers, Sighsetters & Seaman Gunners at .303 aiming rifle practice.

12.20pm: Stopped. Boarded SS Amazonia.

3.00pm: Boarded SS Nicolas Athanasoullis[?Nicolaos Athanasulis?]. SS Lucellum passed South.

6.45pm: Boarded SS Edith Cavell.

8.20pm: Boarded SS Towa Maru.

8.30pm: SS Morvada passed South.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.50am: SS Carlow Castle passed South.

2.00am: SS Kendal Castle passed South.

4.00am: SS Waihemo passed South.

6.54am: As requisite for entering Perim.

7.20am: Came to with Port Bower.

7.45am: Commenced coaling by coolies. Stokers trimming.

11.10am: Finished coaling. Received 275 tons.

6.39pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol, & as requisite for patrol.


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2 March 1918

On Perim Patrol [to Aden]

Lat 12.4, Long 44.6 [X Bgs]

8.00am: Lat 12 23N, Long 43 58E.

10.10am: Jebel Kharez N23½W; Jebel am Birka N10½E.

pm: Paid Monthly Advance.

2.21pm: Jebel Ihsan N20W; Ras Imran N49½W.

4.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden Inner Harbour.

4.36pm: Came to with Starboard Bower, turned ship on anchor & veered astern.

4.55pm: Secured stern to No. 6 Buoy & hove taut.


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3 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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4 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Port Watch restowing provision rooms.

am: Gunners Party dismounting guns for examination. Remained embarking provisions & stores.

2.00pm: Training classes to instructions. Remainder of hands stowing stores.

10.15pm: Engineer Sub Lieut. LG Criddle RNR joined ship to await passage to England.


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5 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am&pm: Acting Seaman Gunners, STs [Seaman Torpedomen?] & Gunnery Training Classes to instructions. Remainder painting down aloft, boats davits etc.


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6 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am&pm: Gunners Party dismounting guns.


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7 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am&pm: Divers examining underwater fittings.

am&pm: Gunners Party dismounting 4" guns.

pm: Discharged Engineer Sub Lieut. Criddle RNR to SS Hai Ching for passage to England.

4.30pm: Divers finished.


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8 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am&pm: Gunners Party dismounting 4" guns.


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9 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Commander G.L. Parnell RN joined ship for passage to [HMS] Perth.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.

4.50pm: Read Warrant No. 127.


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10 March 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0


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11 March 1918

Aden [& at Sea]

Lat 12.4, Long 44.4 [X Bgs]

7.10am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving Aden.

am: Gunners Party dismounting guns.

9.56am: Jebel Ihsen N6E; Jebel Imran Island N24W.

5.20pm: As requisite for entering Perim.

5.29pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Commander G.L. Parnell RN left ship and joined [HMS] Perth.

8.07pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.


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12 March 1918

Perim To Khor Ghuleifaka etc. [Khawr Ghulayfiqah]

Lat 14.1, Long 42.7 [X Bgs]

2.55am: Sighted Abu Ail Island Light NNW.

4.56am: Abu Ail Island Light S56W.

8.00am: Lat 14 38N, Long 42 47E.

am: Gunners Party cleaning arms.

3.00pm: Middle Haycock S5½W; Great Hannish Island S34E; Haycock Island N63E.

3.30pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for anchoring West of Suyul Hannish.

4.21pm: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings Suyul Hannish S19W; Mid Island Summit N89½E; Double Peak Island S56E; Chor Rock N27E.


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13 March 1918

Suyul Hannish Island [Jazirat Suyul Hanish]

Lat 13.64, Long 42.73 [Estimate from above anchor bearings]

6.12pm: Weighed & proceeded, courses & speeds as requisite for leaving anchorage.

6.50pm: Mid Haycock S51W; Great Hannish Island North; Suyul Hannish S65E.

8.00pm: Lat 13 30½N, Long 42 45½E.


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14 March 1918

Patrolling Southward of Abu Ail

Lat 13.2, Long 43.2 [X Bgs]

3.36am: Abu Ail Island Light N52W.

8.00am: Lat 13 41N, Long 42 58½E.

9.30am: Exercised at General Quarters. Sighted Mokha Light House S40E.

10.30am: Gunners Party scraping guns & cleaning arms. Barge’s crew painting barge.

10.46am: Mokha Light House N88E.

3.00pm: Ras Siyan S3½W; High Light S55E; Balfe Point S38E.

4.00pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for closing HMS Perth & taking over Perim Patrol.

5.15pm: Took over Perim Patrol.

9.15pm: Boarded SS Columbia.


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15 March 1918

Perim [& Patrol]

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

5.30am: As requisite for entering Perim.

6.47am: Came to with Port Bower.

7.30am: Commenced coaling by coolies, stokers trimming.

9.00am: Lieut. Rylands left ship in 2nd Whaler for surveying.

11.10am: Finished coaling. Received 325 tons.

pm: Lost by accident Shovels Navigator one in No.

6.00pm: Lieut. Rylands returned from surveying.

6.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & carrying out patrol.


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16 March 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.45am: SS Kilkio[?Kilkis – see 9th April] passed South.

2.30am: Boarded SS Paul Lecat.

4.45am: Hospital Ship SS Assaye passed North.

5.00am: Passed SS Jeddah bound South. Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim.

6.25am: Came to with Port Bower.


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17 March 1918

Perim [& Patrol]

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

10.30am: Lieut. Rylands left ship in 2nd Whaler for surveying.

6.50pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up station on patrol.

11.50pm: SS Ricardo A Mesires [Ricardo A Mestres?] passed South.


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18 March 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.54, Long 43.46 [Estimate from bearings at noon]

6.10am: Boarded Italian Dhow.

am: Gunners Party dismounting guns.

10.50am: Boarded SS Anhui.

1.45pm: Boarded SS Walton Hall bound North. As requisite for entering Perim.

2.29pm: Came to with Starboard Bower.

3.00pm: Lieut. Rylands left ship in 2nd Whaler for surveying.

6.30pm: Surveying party returned.

6.40pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrol.


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19 March 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

8.15am: As requisite for entering Perim.

8.36am: Came to with Port Bower.

am: Gunners Party dismounting guns. Remainder of hands working about boats & oiling wires. Marines mustering kit.

1.21pm: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & carrying out patrol. SS Elvaston passed North.

2.15pm: Boarded SS Trevelyan.

3.30pm: SS City of Edinburgh passed South.

4.00pm: SS Eaton Hall passed South.


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20 March 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.54, Long 43.37 [Estimate from bearings at 12.37pm]

2.15am: SS Tamarac passed East.

5.15am: Boarded SS Beechly. [Beechley?]

6.30am: As requisite for entering Perim.

6.45am: Turned away & proceeded as requisite for patrol.

am: Gunners Party dismounting 4” Guns. 2nd Whalers crew working about boats.

9.40am: Marines to inspection in full marching order.

12.37pm: Big Brother S46E; Ras Siyan S31W.

2.35pm: SS Monteagle passed North.

2.55pm: Boarded SS Autolycus.

5.30pm: Hospital ship Madras[?] passed North. Boarded SS Prominent.


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21 March 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

6.35am: As requisite for entering Perim.

6.53am: Came to with Port Bower.

7.35am: Commenced coaling by coolies, stokers trimming.

am: Gunners party dismounting forecastle gun.

10.15am: Finished coaling. Received 150 tons.

6.16pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & carrying out patrol.

pm: Boarded SS Ellawood.

11.45pm: Boarded Dhow.

Midnight: Took Dhow in tow.


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22 March 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 13.5, Long 43.0 [DR]

0.40am: SS Patella passed South.

3.50am: SS Cawdor Castle passed North.

7.00am: Sent Dhow into Perim & communicated with HMS Perth.

8.00am: Lat 12 41½N, Long 43 20½E.

9.30am: Gunners Party dismounting & painting guns.

1.40pm: As requisite for closing & boarding SS Wimbledon.

4.45pm: Abu Ail Island Light House S70½E; Jebel Zukur S20W; High Island S58W.

8.00pm: Lat 14 36N, Long 42 22E.

11.57pm: Sighted Jebel Teir Light NNW.


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23 March 1918

Perim To Suez

Lat 17.3, Long 40.5 [Obs]

7.45am: Put clocks back 13 mins.

8.00am: Lat 16 36½N, Long 40 54E.

11.45am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

8.00pm: Lat 18 43N, Long 39 35E.


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24 March 1918

Perim To Suez

Lat 21.7, Long 37.7 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 21 07N, Long 38 03E.

8.04am: Intercept by Sun S80E 11.2 miles.

9.45am: Put clocks back 11 mins.

6.31pm: Fix by stars 22 48N 37 01½E

8.00pm: Lat 23 04½N, Long 36 52E.

11.25pm: St. John’s Island S77W.


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25 March 1918

Perim To Suez

Lat 26.1, Long 35.0 [DR]

4.30am: Sighted Daedalus Light N by E.

8.00am: Lat 25 18N, Long 35 23E.

8.30am: Aired Bedding.

9.40am: Medical inspection of Ship’s company.

10.15am: Put clocks back 12 mins.

Noon: Sighted Brothers Light House NW by N.

4.30pm: Sighted Shadwan Island NW by N.

5.15pm: Put clocks back 12 mins.

7.15pm: Shadwan Island Light West.

8.00pm: Lat 27 35N, Long 34 01E.

9.05pm: Ashrafi Island Light N55W.

10.55pm: Ashrafi Island Light S34E dipped.

11.35pm: Ras Gharib Light N56¾E. Distance by table 21.5 miles.


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26 March 1918

Perim To Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

1.13am: Ras Gharib Light S17W.

3.57am: Sighted Zafarana Light N42W.

7.45am: Sighted Newport Rock N1E.

8.43am: Came to with Starboard Bower. Anchor bearings: Breakwater S77¾E; Newport Rock Light House S0¼E.


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27 March 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

am: Hands provisioning ship.

pm: Hands making & mending clothes.


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[The first part of 28th March is recorded in this log book, the second part in a new log book started as the ship is recommisioned. The details have been merged below]

28 March 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

6.30am: Baggage & provision room parties detailed.

10.00am: HMS Topaze paid off. Lieut. Commander C.G. Cruttwell. Lieut. G.K. Rylands, Staff Surgeon G.L. Buckeridge, Surgeon J. Souter, RN. Mr C. Gubbey Carpenter, RN & 212 ratings discharged to HMS Victory. Remainder of Officers & ships company recommissioned ship.

Recomissioned ship. Lieut. Commander Hope, Lieut. Egerton, Lieut. Reilly RNR, Staff Surgeon Egan, Surgeon Sargent, Engineer Sub Edmunds, Warrant Shipwright Elliot joined ship and 220 ratings.

[From Navy List: Lieut Com. Richard H.K. Hopell?, Lieut Henry J. Egerton, Lieut. RNR Trevor B. Reilly, Surgeon Percy B. Egan, Eng. Sub-Lieut RNR David P. Edmunds]

2.00pm: Read fire & collision stations.

4.00pm: Lieut. Commander Cruttwell, Lieut. Rylands, Staff Surgeon Buckeridge, Surgeon Souter, Chief Artificer Engineer Thompson & Warrant Shipwright [blank] left ship, discharged [blank] ratings.

4.30pm: Exercised Fire & collision stations & General Quarters.


[Names above and below checked against December 1918 and July 1919 Navy lists and full names added where possible]


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LOG BOOK – MARCH (28TH ON) AND APRIL 1918


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[Signed] H. Jack Egerton [on front of each log book up to August 1918]

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[Details for 28th March in this log book shown above]


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29 March 1918

Suez

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

am: Exercised General Quarters & Collision Stations.

11.15am: Exercised Abandon Ship Stations.

11.40am: Held Divine Service. [Good Friday]

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating & 1 native to RNO[Resident Naval Officer] Suez.

2.00pm: Control Parties to drill, all guns crews to loader, remainder taking in stores.

4.15pm: Landed liberty men.

7.30pm: Liberty men returned.


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30 March 1918

Suez To Perim & At Suez.

Lat 29.93, Long 32.54

7.00am: Coal lighters came alongside.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

9.15am: Exercised all boats crews, pulling & sailing. Remainder landing one set of Paravane gear & as requisite.

pm: Lost overboard by accident: 1 set of bedding; 1 hammock.

3.00pm: Received [blank] live sheep.

3.30pm: Discharged one rating to RNO Suez.

5.32pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

6.05pm: Newport Rock East ½ mile.

8.00pm: Lat 29 34N, Long 32 34E.

10.42pm: Zafarana Light abeam 7.2 miles.


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31 March 1918

Suez to Perim

Lat 27.0, Long 34.4 [Obs]

1.45am: Sounded 41 fathoms.

3.09am: Ras Garib[Gharib] Light abeam 3 miles.

5.30am: Passed SS Clan Colquhoun, North bound.

7.00am: Ashrafi Light abeam 1.6 miles.

8.00am: Lat 27 40N, Long 33 53E.

9.18am: Shadwan Light House abeam 3.5 miles.

4.20pm: Brothers Light abeam (N64E) 5.3 miles.

8.00pm: Lat 25 35N, Long 35 10E.



LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

Suez to Perim

Lat 23.4, Long 37.0 [Obs]

1.41am: Daedalus [Light] abeam (N55E(mag)) 1.5 miles.

3.00am: Advance clocks 20 mins.

am: Aired bedding.

8.00am: Lat 24 5N, Long 36 34E.

9.35am: St. Johns Island S69W (comp).

am: Hands mustering bags & bedding except:- Control Parties to drill. A group & Forecastle gun’s crew to loader.

pm: Remainder mustering bags & bedding. B group to control drill & loader. Marines to drill.

8.00pm: Lat 22 10N, Long 37 45E.


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2 April 1918

Suez to Perim

Lat 19.4, Long 39.4 [Obs]

2.00am: Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

8.00am: Lat 20 16½N, Long 38 56½E.

am: 2nd watch stokers mustering kit. Sightsetters & Fore control party to drill.

pm: A 1, 2 & 3 & B 1, 2 & 3 guns crews to loader.

3.40pm: Exercised sea boats crew.

4.00pm: Exercised Collision stations.

8.00pm: Lat 18 5N, Long 40 10E.


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3 April 1918

Suez to Perim

Lat 15.5, Long 41.8 [Obs]

8.00am: Lat 16 05N, Long 41 18E.

am: Exercised guns crews & sea boats crew.

9.23am: Sighted Jebel Tier S39E.

am: All guns crews to loader. Control party to drill. Remainder fitting side screens & restowing Paravane gear.

11.10am: Decidée [French naval ship?] passed steering Northward.

12.02pm: Jebel Tier abeam N55E 3.3 miles.

12.10pm: Altered course to close Jebel Tier. Course & speeds as requisite for lowering sea boats & bringing on board six refugees, ship wrecked crew of dhow Fath-al-Kair[?].

2.15pm: Proceeded.

pm: Hands:- spotting table crew to instruction, sightsetters to drill. Remainder setting side screens & as req.

5.20pm: Centre peak Light House abeam (N57E) 3.7 miles.

8.00pm: Lat 14 32N, Long 42 24E.

10.52pm: Abu Ail [Light] abeam (S37W) 2 miles.


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4 April 1918

Suez to Perim [& Patrol]

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

5.16am: Sighted Perim High Light S30E.

7.20am: Balfe Point N55E ¾ mile. Courses & speeds as req. for entering harbour.

8.06am: Came to with port anchor.

9.10am: Commenced coaling. Sightsetters to drill, boats crews at instruction.

3.15pm: Finished coaling recieved 450 tons.

pm: Landed crew of Dhow Fath-al-Kair[?].

6.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & maintaining patrol outside.

8.00pm: Lat 12 40N, Long 43 20E.

pm: Lost overboard by accident - gear for sounding machine.

Sinkers (24lbs)

Patt 1310

1 in No.

Swivels

Patt 1311

1 in No.

Guards brass

Patt 1266

1 in No.

Lines stray

Patt 1317

1 in No.


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5 April 1918

Perim (On Red Sea Patrol)

Lat 12.5, Long 43.6 [Obs – Long written as 42° but from 8am & 8pm values assuming 43°]

7.00am: SS City of Sparta past Eastbound.

8.00am: Lat 12 35N, Long 43 18E.

9.40am: Exercised General Quarters.

10.20am: Secured. All guns crews to loader. Control party to drill.

11.50am: SS Carpathian passed Westbound.

pm: Guns crews to loader.

2.00pm: Boarded SS Katuna bound West.

3.45pm: Exercised Sea boats crew.

4.20pm: Boarded SS City of Glascow [?Glasgow?] Westbound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 31N, Long 43 32E.

10.30pm: Boarded SS Jonig[?] Westbound.


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6 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

7.15am: Exchanged signals with SS Royal George & SS Gracchus both West bound.

8.00am: Lat 12 36N, Long 43 28E.

8.55am: Exchanged signals with SS Charles Tellier West bound.

9.30am: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim harbour.

9.49am: Came to with Port anchor, anchor dragged, shifted berth.

10.46am: Came to with Port anchor. Water boat secured alongside.

1.25pm: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving harbour & proceeding on patrol.

2.00pm: Exchanged signals with SS Intamen[?], East bound.

7.30pm: Boarded SS Pembrokeshire Westbound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 28N, Long 43 30E.


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7 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.5 [Obs]

1.45am: Exchanged signals with SS Africa Westbound.

2.50am: Boarded SS Kwang Ping Westbound.

4.20am: Boarded SS War Nymph.

8.30am: Boarded SS City of Benares Eastbound.

11.55am: SS Clifton passed Eastbound.


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8 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.5 [Obs]

1.00am: Boarded SS War Horse bound West.

6.15am: Boarded SS Malatian Westbound.

7.15am: Boarded SS Millpool Westbound.

8.00am: Lat 12 32N, Long 43 32E.

9.50am: Dropped target. All gun layers firing .303 aiming rifle. Control parties to drill. Spotting table crew to drill.

11.30am: Finished firing, picked up target.

1.05pm: Boarded SS Tofuku[?] Maru Westbound.

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

2.00pm: Came to with port anchor.

3.00pm: Water boat secured alongside.

4.30pm: Water boat cast off.

5.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as req. for leaving harbour.

6.10pm: Boarded SS Vestalia West bound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 34N, Long 43 29E.

8.30pm: Boarded SS Hwah Hsin West bound.

9.30pm: Boarded SS Eastern West bound.


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9 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.7, Long 43.3 [Obs]

1.00am: Exchanged signals with SS Penn, Eastbound.

2.40am: Exchanged signals with SS Alaska[?], Eastbound.

am: Hands aired bedding.

7.26am: Boarded SS Trevellard Westbound.

8.00am: Lat 12 28N, Long 43 44E.

am: Read stations & exercised “Prepare to tow Forward”. A1 & B1 guns crews to loader. Sight setters to drill.

1.30pm: Boarded SS Uganda Westbound.

4.15pm: Fired 3 pounder blank.

5.00pm: Boarded SS Kilkis Westbound.

6.00pm: Boarded SS Clan Gordon Westbound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 32N, Long 43 28E.

9.00pm: Boarded SS Kendal Castle.


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10 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.8, Long 43.3 [Obs]

2.00am: Boarded SS Egremont Castle.

7.30am: Boarded SS Breconian[?] & sent mails to her.

8.00am: Lat 12 41N, Long 43 17E.

8.20am: Boarded SS Okara and SS Palamcotta Westbound.

9.55am: Boarded SS Otara Maru.

am: Sight setters to control drill. Dropped target. Spotting tables crew to drill. Gun layers firing .303 aiming rifle.

12.45pm: Picked up target, proceeded to Perim.

3.12pm: Came to with Starboard anchor.

5.30pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for patrol.

6.00pm: SS Nevasa passed Westbound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 32N, Long 43 30E.


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11 April 1918

[Perim Patrol]

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

0.05am: Boarded SS Egog[?].

2.55am: Boarded SS Eden Hall.

7.00am: Relieved on Patrol by HMS Perth. Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim.

8.10am: Came to with Starboard anchor.

9.30am: Commenced coaling. Boys & ordinary seamen to boat pulling instruction.

pm: Boys & ordinary seamen to boat pulling instruction & swimming practice.

4.30pm: Finished coaling.

Lost overboard by accident during coaling: Coir fenders small 1 in No. Patt 309.

6.10pm: Weighed starboard anchor & proceeded as requisite for resuming patrol in Southern area.

8.00pm: Lat 12 31N, Long 43 32E.

9.30pm: Boarded SS Deucalion Westbound.


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12 April 1918

Perim to Aden & at Aden

Lat 12.4, Long 44.6 [Obs]

am: Boarded SS Yoshidi[?Yoshida?] Maru, Westbound.

8.00am: Lat 12 23N, Long 43 55E.

9.30am: Read Articles of War & Court Martial returns.

10.00am: Exercised General Quarters.

2.45pm: Courses & speeds as requisite for entering Aden harbour.

4.10pm: Came to with Starboard anchor, stern secured to No. 4 buoy.

5.30pm: Landed liberty men.

10.00am: Liberty men returned.


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13 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Tested Downton pumps – correct.

pm: Paid monthly money.

pm: Landed liberty men 2 – 9.30; Petty Officers 2 – 10.0; boys 4.30 – 7.30.

pm: 1 rating joined ship for passage to HMS Doris.


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14 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Landed liberty men 2 – 9.30; Petty Officers 2 – 10.0.


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15 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

pm: Landed liberty men 4.30 – 9.30; Petty Officers 4.30 – 10.0.

5.30pm: Read Warrant No. 1 discharged one stoker to detention.

5.45pm: Discharged 1 rating to HMS Minto.


[From 16th to 20th April – in the pm Landed liberty men & patrol, usual leave]


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16 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Y1 gun's crew dismounting their gun.


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17 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: 1 Seedie boy rating joined ship.


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18 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Y2 guns crews dismounting their gun for inspection.

pm: Dismounting 6 pounder gun for inspection. Cleaning out after fresh water tank.


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19 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

am: Hands employed provisioning ship & painting boats. Poop guns crew dismounting their gun for inspection. Tested gun sights.


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20 April 1918

Aden

Lat 12.83, Long 45.0

11.00am: Discharged 1 rating to SS Harrington.

pm: Hands make & mend clothes.

4.30pm: Landed boys, leave till 7.30.


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21 April 1918

Aden to Perim Patrol

Lat 12.4, Long 44.4 [Obs]

7.10am: Weighed starboard anchor, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour.

8.00am: Outer fairway buoy abeam W68W ¼ mile.

3.40pm: Exchanged signals with SS Royal George Eastbound.

4.10pm: Proceeded as requisite for closing HMS Perth to transfer her mails then closing Perim to transfer theirs.

7.00pm: Proceeded to Northern Patrol area.

8.00pm: Lat 12 38N, Long 43 20E.


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22 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.5 [Obs]

5.30am: Relieved HMS Perth as boarding ship.

6.20am: SS Eastern passed Eastbound. SS Koan Maru passed Westbound. SS Lowther Castle passed Westbound. SS Sofala passed Westbound.

8.00am: Lat 12 36N, Long 43 25E.

9.15am: Communicated with HMS Clio.

9.45am: Dropped target. Gun Layers & sightsetters to drill. Gun layers firing .303 aiming rifle. Seamanship training class to instruction spotting table.

11.00am: SS Atlantique passed Westbound.

pm: Gunlayers at .303 aiming rifle practice.

4.15pm: Picked up target.

8.00pm: Lat 12 30N, Long 43 26E.

8.40pm: SS Myrmidon passed East bound.


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23 April 1918

Perim Patrol & at Perim

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

5.25am: Relieved by HMS Perth as boarding ship. Proceeded as requisite for entering Perim Harbour.

6.33am: Came to with Port anchor.

am: Hands landed for Small Arm Company drill.

am: Landing party returned.

pm: Landing party cleaning arms.

6.25pm: Weighed Port anchor, proceeded as requisite for patrol in Northern area.

8.00pm: Lat 12 38N, Long 43 18E.


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24 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.5 [Obs]

5.00am: Relieved HMS Perth in Southern area as boarding ship.

8.00am: Lat 12 32N, Long 43 30.5E.

am: All guns to control drill. Exercised changing over steering positions.

pm: Carried out .303 aiming practice.

6.00pm: Boarded SS City of Cairo Westbound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 37N, Long 43 30E.


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25 April 1918

Perim Patrol & at Perim

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

3.10am: Boarded SS Singapore Westbound.

3.30am: SS Kutsang passed Westbound.

5.00am: Relieved by HMS Perth as boarding ship, proceeded as requisite for Perim.

6.34am: Came to with Port anchor.

7.40am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands landed for Small Arms drill.

11.50am: Finished coaling, received 300 tons.

6.20pm: Weighed port anchor & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up patrol in Northern Area.

8.00pm: Lat 12 38N, Long 43 19E.


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26 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.5, Long 43.5 [Obs]

4.10am: Relieved HMS Perth as boarding ship in Southern area.

8.00am: Lat 12 31N, Long 43 33.5E.

am: Exercised changing over steering positions. All control parties to drill.

11.00am: Dropped target, exercised General Quarters, carried out .303 aiming practise.

11.20am: HM Mine Sweeper No. 4 passed Eastbound.

pm: 1st & 2nd watches carried out control firing .303 aiming rifle.

3.50pm: Hoisted in target.

4.15pm: Boarded SS Buckleigh Westbound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 30N, Long 43 31E.


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27 April 1918

Perim Patrol to Khaukha[Al Khawkhah?] & Back

Lat 13.8, Long 43.1 [Obs]

2.30am: Hospital ship Loyalty passed Eastbound.

5.00am: Relieved as boarding ship by HMS Perth.

5.24am: Balfe Point NE 1.4 miles.

8.00am: Lat 13 8N, Long 43 9E.

8.51am: Mokha Light House abeam 8 miles.

11.30am: Sighted Khaukha Village N55E.

12.30pm: Sighted several Dhows hauled up on beach. Weather unsuitable for close approach.

12.30pm: Eased down to plug naval pipes.

5.30pm: Mokha Light House abeam N70E 4.6 miles.

7.09pm: Sighted Perim Light S33E.

7.15pm: Sighted lights probably hostile signals N69E.

8.00pm: Lat 12 57N, Long 43 14E.


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28 April 1918

On Perim Patrol

Lat 12.7, Long 43.3 [Obs]

2.45am: Perim High Light N78E; Ras Siyan S2E.

2.50am: Stopped both in Northern patrol area. Course & speeds as req. for maintaining patrol.

5.00am: Relieved HMS Perth as boarding ship in Southern area.

6.30am: Proceeded to Perim.

7.00am: Came to with Starboard anchor.

9.05am: Weighed Starboard anchor, proceeded on patrol.

9.30am: SS Chatham passed west bound.

9.50am: SS Trafalga passed East bound.

3.15pm: Boarded SS Kegingham Westbound.

4.20pm: Boarded SS Carlo Poma (Italian) West bound.

8.00pm: Lat 12 30N, Long 43 30E.


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29 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.645, Long 43.416

4.00am: Boarded SS Cooeyanna Westbound.

5.00am: Relieved as boarding ship by HMS Perth. Proceed to Perim.

6.10am: Came to with Port anchor.

7.15am: Landed small arms companies.

am: Landed maxim guns crews.

11.40am: Landing parties returned.

pm: Boys & ordinary seamen at boat pulling instruction. Remainder cleaning arms & as req.

6.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & taking up patrol in Northern area.

8.00pm: Lat 12 38N, Long 43 18E.

11.00pm: Passed HMS Clio southbound.


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30 April 1918

Perim Patrol

Lat 12.6, Long 43.5 [Obs]

0.20am: SS Albistan passed West bound.

3.09am: Sighted Perim Light S40E.

5.56am: Balfe Point N50E (abeam) 1.25 miles.

7.30am: Boarded SS Rosewood[?] (USA) Westbound after she had passed through Small Strait. [between Perim and Yemen]

8.00am: Lat 12 35.5N, Long 43 23.5E.

8.30am: Aired towels.

9.25am: Exercised control drill.

10.13am: Boarded SS Clearway West bound.

10.35am: Exercised General Quarters, carried out .303 aiming practice, dropped target.

11.55am: Secure, picked up target.

1.10pm: Boarded SS Subadar Westbound

6.00pm: Received mail from Telegraph ship Cambria.


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