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HMS CORNWALL - December 1913 to April 1915, Central Atlantic, Mediterranean, South Atlantic, Battle of the Falklands (Part 1 of 3)

 

Edited by Kay Smith, Naval Enthusiast, Southampton, England

HMS Cornwall (Photo Ships, click to enlarge)

 

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

 

Pendant Nos.  D.31 (1914), P.04 (9.15), P.84 (1.18). Launched 29.10.02 Pembroke DY. 9,800 tons, 463(oa), 440(pp)x66 x23ft. TE 21000ihp, 23kts. Armament: 14-6in, 10-12pdr, 2-18in tt. Armour: 4in sides, 2in deck, 5in guns. 5th CS West Africa 1914, South America 1914-15, Mediterranean 1915, China 1916-17, North America & West Indies 1917-18. Battle Honours (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Falkland Islands 8 Dec 1914, Dardanelles 1915. Sold 7.6.20 Ward, Briton Ferry.(British Warships 1914-1919}

 

Launched 29/10/02, sold for BU 7/6/20, paid off from 2nd Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet in December 1906 and was then refitted during 1907 for service as Cadets' TS from January 1908. Suffered damage by running aground on Cape Sable, Nova Scotia while trying to tow HMCS Niobe on 31 July 1911, and was repaired at Halifax. Returned for the July 1914 Naval Review and Test Mobilisation, and immediately joined 5th CS. She captured the German merchantman Syra on 6 August 1914 and was sent to South Atlantic in September to patrol between Madeira and Pernambuco. Part of squadron assembled to catch von Spee's squadron after Coronel and with HMS Glasgow sank the light cruiser Leipzig during the Battle of the Falklands on 8 December 1914. Took part in operations off South West Africa in January 1915 and then went to East Africa in April, and then the Dardanelles. Transferred to China Station January-April 1916 but returned to convoy duty in the Atlantic in 1917, joining North America and West Indies Squadron in September 1917 until the Armistice. Cadets' TS in 1919 until paid off for disposal. Probably rearmed with 12-6in (six lower deck casemates suppressed and 4-6in added on shelter deck) in 1917. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1906-21)

 

 

 

British Isles Bases - Selected Charts

 

 British Naval Bases Worldwide - Selected Charts

Chatham, Cromarty Firth, Devonport, Dover, Harwich, Haulbowline, Invergordon, Pembroke, Plymouth , Portland, Portsmouth, Rosyth, Scapa Flow, Sheerness

 

Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Colombo, Singapore, Hong Kong

 

Notes:

 

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, were computed by the climate science project as being the most representative location for each day. As such, they typically differ by varying amounts from the locations recorded in the log pages. Refer to the log scan pages for the positions as originally recorded.

 

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.

 

3. Editors Note: Positions (Latitude and Longitude) are given for noon each day, correcting or estimating the position when appropriate. If exact times are not indicated in the log they have, when appropriate, been estimated from the position of the entries (which show times on the left hand side of the log page). Information about sea state is based on the Sea Disturbance Scale where “rough to very rough” indicates waves 5 to 10 feet from peak to trough, “high” indicates waves of 11 to 15 feet, “very high” indicates wave height of 16 to 35 feet and “phenomenal” indicates waves of 36 feet and above. A note is made of numbers on the sick list where this is 5 or more. This and other information from the log is included in square brackets [not in italics] if it is not to be found under “Remarks” on the right hand side of the page. Additional information about geographical locations, terminology and about merchant and foreign naval ships encountered has been provided where identification is reasonably certain, by means of embedded links within the text.

 


 

 

LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 1913

 

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[Right hand side of cover indicating: “Commencing December 22nd 1913, Ending December 13 1914”]

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

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

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

Name: Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander H Spencer Cooper.

Address: HMS “Cornwall”.

Log of HMS “Cornwall”

Commanded by Captain WM Ellerton

For the Period

Commencing Monday 22nd of December 1913

Ending Sunday 13th of December 1914

 

Tonnage (Displacement)

9,800 tons

 

Extreme Length

463ft

 

Extreme Breadth

63ft

 

Engines.

Manufacturer

Messrs Hawthorne Leslie and Co

 

IHP

Natural Draught 22,000

 

Description

Vertical triple Expansion quadruple Cylinders

 

When fixed on board

1903

Boilers

Manufacturer

Messrs Hawthorne, Leslie and Co

 

Description

Babcock and Willcox

 

When made

1903

 

When put in Vessel

1903

Paddle Wheels

Manufacturer

Messrs Hawthorne, Leslie and Co

or Screw Propeller

Description

Twin 3 Bladed Griffiths modified Phosphor Bronze

 

General state of Repair

Good

 

[Signed WM Ellerton, Captain]

 

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[Page of Directions on how the log is to be filled in, definitions of Force of the Wind, Letters to denote the State of the Weather and Figures to indicate the State of the Sea]

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Establishment of Ship’s Company [not filled in]

 

 

 

Barometer

 

 

 

Mercurial

 

 

Name of Maker and number

Patrick Adie A408

 

Height of cistern above sea

15 feet

Thermometers for Air Temperature

 

Position in ship

Fore Bridge

 

Whether in screen

Yes

 

Maker and No

J Hicks

 

 

MOA 321 and MOA 8147

 

 

Date from Dec 1913 to Dec 1914

Thermometer for Sea Temperature

Maker and No

AM 298 J Hicks

 

 

Date from Dec 1913 to Dec 1914

Position of Standard Compass

Fore upper Bridge

 

Deviation of Standard Compass

Date obtained

Position

 

Jan 25th 1914

Lat 36 0 N, Long 6 15 W

 

June 3rd 1914

Lat 54 15 N, Long 6 07W

 

Nov 24th 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks

 

 

 

 

Armament

Position

Nature and Number of Guns and Mountings

 

In Casemates on Upper Deck

4. 6” BL MK VII

 

In Casemates on Middle Deck

6. 6” BL MK VII

 

In turret on Quarter Deck

2. 6” BL MK VII

 

In turret on Forecastle

2. 6” BK MK VII

 

On upper Deck and under Forecastle

8. 12 pounder 12 cwt PIII mountings

 

On upper Deck

3. 3 pounder QF Recoil mountings

 

On boat Deck

2. .303 Maxims

Torpedo Armament

2 Submerged Torpedo tubes

 

 

 

 

Boats

 

 

 

Number of each carried

Length and Description

 

1

56ft Steam picket boat

 

2

40ft Steam pinnaces

 

1

42ft Sailing Launch

 

1

36ft Sailing pinnace

 

3

32ft Sailing cutters

 

1

30ft Sailing cutter

 

2

30ft Sailing gigs

 

1

27ft Whaler

 

2

16ft Skiff Dinghies

 

1

13’ 6” Balsa Raft

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

 

Forward

Aft

 

Draught of water with Bunkers

Ft  in

Ft  in

full, and complete with Provisions,

27  0

26  0

Stores and Water

 

 

Load draught

25  6

25  0

Number of Tons necessary to increase draught 1 inch

46.6

 

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

(a) At load draught

1600

 

(b) With Bunkers full

1678

 

(c) In places other  than Bunkers

Nil

Number of Tons of Oil Fuel carried

Nil

 

Quantity of Water carried

(a) For Boilers

144 tons

 

(b) For Drinking

72 tons

 

Cadet Tanks

126 tons

 

Signed WM Ellerton, Captain, H Spencer Cooper Navigating Officer

 

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22 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[In No 5 Basin]

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: 94 Dockyard hands working on board.

8.0am: Hands employed Drawing stores, painting, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital. 1 Rating joined from hospital.

4.30pm: Leave to 1 third Starboard Watch till 7am.

4.45pm: Exercised fire quarters.

[Fresh Beef Received 141lbs, Vegetables Received 500lbs, Bread Received 240lbs]

[Fuel Remaining Coal 790-16 tons]

[Noon temperature 44F]

 

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23 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 135 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed painting, clearing out store rooms and refitting.

2.30pm: “Monmouth” arrived.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Rain almost all day]

 

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24 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 167 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard watch till 7am.

 

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25 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.30am: Steam pinnace lit fires.

10.0am: Landed Wesleyans 3, Presbyterians 1, RCs [Roman Catholics] 4, 23 C of E [Church of England] Church parties.

am: Sunday Routine. [On this Thursday - presumably because it’s Christmas Day]

11.0am: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

11.45am: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

Noon: Midnight [a mistake one thinks].

 

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26 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 66 Dockyard hands working on board.

8.10am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

11.50am: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

1.30pm: Hands make and mend clothes. Gave leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

[Westerly wind force 6-7 in evening]

 

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27 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 66 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed scraping paintwork, painting, refitting and as requisite. Tested life buoys correct.

Noon: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

pm: Hands making and mending clothes.

 

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28 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

8.30am: Landed Church parties, RC’s 7, Wesleyans 3, C of E 22.

10.45am: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

Noon: Midnight [again!]

 

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29 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands employed cleaning out fore hold and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed cleaning out fore hold, stowing booms and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

 

[The following two pages were found between 11 and 12 June 1914 and have been relocated here]

 

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30 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: 134 Dockyard hands working on board.

7.40am: “Temeraire”, “Bellerophon”, “Collingwood” arrived.

am: Hands employed refitting, painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am. Exercised fire stations. Landed patrol.

 

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31 December 1913

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 167 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed refitting, painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed drawing stores, painting and refitting.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

 

 

LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1914

 

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1 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 181 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed cleaning out tanks, drawing stores and refitting.

11.0am: Lit fires in Steam pinnace.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

4.40pm: Let fires out in Steam pinnace.

[Barometric pressure relatively high and stable, noon temperature 34F]

 

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2 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 181 Dockyard hand working on board. Hands employed painting, drawing stores, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

 

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3 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: 182 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed cleaning and painting ship. Tested life buoys correct.

1.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

5.0pm: Landed patrol.

[Barometric pressure still relatively high and stable, temperature 45 to 47F all day]

 

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4 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Landed church parties, RC 7, Wesleyans 5.

10.0am: Landed C of E party 20.

5.30pm: Patrol Landed.

 

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5 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.40am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

am: 178 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed drawing stores, painting and refitting.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital.

4.20pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

 

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6 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 177 Dockyard hands working on board.

9.30am: Mr Hall and Mr Stone (Gunners) joined.

am: Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

pm: Discharged 1 Rating to hospital. 4 Ratings joined from depot.

4.30pm: Leave to starboard watch till 7am.

 

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7 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 177 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed painting, refitting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard watch till 7am.

 

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8 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 159 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed drawing cable and stores, refitting and as Requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

 

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9 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 179 Dockyard hands working on board. Hands employed drawing cables, and stores, painting and as requisite.

am: Mr Faster Artificer Engineer joined ship.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch till 7am.

pm: Lieutenant Sinclair joined.

[Mist and rain all day, temperature 52F all day]

 

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10 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 185 Dockyard hands working on board. Discharged Lieutenant Lane to KE VII [HMS King Edward VII].

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port Watch till 7am Monday [on this Saturday].

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Mist and rain for much of day, temperature 51 or 52F all day]

 

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11 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Lit fires in 2 boilers.

8.30am: Landed Church parties RC 7, Wesleyans 4.

10.0am: Landed C of E party 26.

pm: On suppersession [supersession] signed NW Yell [?] Lieutenant (N) [presumably a new Navigating Officer is taking over].

Midnight: Fires alight in 2 boilers.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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12 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Hands employed drawing stores, stowing Bower cable and as requisite.

9.45am: Lit fires in second Steam Pinnace.

am: Discharged 1 Marine to RM Depot. Lieutenant Hammill joined ship.

11.15am: HMS HMS [repeated in log] “Gloucester” arrived.

0.40pm: HMS “Essex” sailed.

1.30pm: Discharged 1 PO [Petty Officer] to Depot.

3.15pm: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace.

4.15pm: Lieutenant H Spencer-Cooper joined.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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13 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed stowing anchors and cables, drawing stores and as requisite.

10.0am: Halfmasted colours for half an hour.

2.0pm: Discharged 3 Ratings to Hospital, also one to Depot, one to HMS “Forth”. Hands provisioning ship.

5.0pm: Let fires die out in Steam Pinnace.

5.15pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am, also to one third Port Watch.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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14 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Coal lighters came alongside.

am: Hands employed drawing stores, provisioning, stowing anchors and as requisite. Discharged 2 Marines to Hospital.

9.45am: Shifted ship to South side.

9.0am: Lieutenant Whitehead joined.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

2.0pm: HMS “Lion” undocked.

3.20pm: 3 Marines joined.

6.0pm: Gave leave to 7.0am to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal Remaining 738-16 tons]

 

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15 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.5am: Commenced coaling.

2.0pm: HMS Devonshire sailed.

3.30pm: Finished coaling 918 tons.

6.45pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and one third of Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Coal Remaining 731-6 + 918 = 1649-6 tons]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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16 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

9.45am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

pm: Discharged 5 Ratings.

3.30pm: Discharged Fleet Surgeon Marriott to shore.

4.30pm: Four Ratings joined.

5.0pm: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace. Gave leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port Watch to 7.0am.

7.30pm: Assistant Paymaster Goldsmith discharged to shore.

8.0pm: Assistant Paymaster Rogers joined ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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17 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: 14 Stokers joined from Depot.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third of Starboard Watch to 7.0am Monday [on this Saturday].

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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18 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.0am: Landed RCs.

10.10am: Landed Church Parties.

Noon: Church Parties returned.

6.0pm: Landed Patrol.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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19 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands drawing stores, taking in ammunition and as requisite. Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

pm: Discharged 12 Ratings to Depot.

2.30pm: 2 Ratings joined.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port Watch to 7am.

6.15pm: Reverend McKew joined.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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20 January 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat, and both Steam Pinnaces.

am: Hands employed drawing stores, securing boats and as requisite.

11.0am: HMS “Orion” docked.

11.30am: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

1.30pm: Discharged 13 Ratings to Depot.

2.0pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

3.0pm: 11 Ratings joined.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third of Starboard Watch to 7am. Let fires out in Second Steam Pinnace.

5.0pm: 64 Cadets joined.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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21 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Draught Forward 26’ 10”, Aft 26’ 0”

6.40am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

7.45am: Fleet Surgeon Cameron joined.

8.45am: Lit fires in Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

9.0am: Prayers. Read Warrant No 69.

am: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

11.10am: Cast off from Jetty.

Noon: Proceeded out of No 5 Basin. Courses and speed as requisite out of harbour.

0.43pm: Stopped. Hoisted in and drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

1.0pm: Proceeded as requisite out of Sound.

1.10pm: Shaped course S40W, 10 knots. 1.15pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.5pm: Altered course S40W, Eddystone abeam 0.5 miles.

6.40pm: Observed Deviation Star Azimuth 0 degrees - 30 minutes W.

11.40pm: Sighted Ushant Light bearing South.

[Fresh Beef Received 794 lbs, Vegetables Received 1600 lbs]

 

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22 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 47.0, Long -6.7

1.20am: Ushant Light abeam - 14.5 miles.

2.20am: Exercised Sea boats’ crew and Watch close WT [watertight] Doors.

6.0am: Altered course to avoid sailing ship.

10.0am: Lit fires in No 4 B Boiler.

[Distance run through the Water: 237.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano S25W 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 43F, sea temperature 51F]

 

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23 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 42.8, Long -9.9

11.0pm: Altered course S18W. Deviation by Azimuth 0.5 degrees W.

3.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A Boilers.

4.0pm: Quarters. Exercised Stations “Prepare to take in Tow”.

7.0pm: Let fires die out in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

[Distance run through the Water: 296.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Finisterre N77E 28.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon air and sea temperature 56F]

 

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24 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 38.3, Long -9.5

3.55am: Sighted Burling [Berlenga] Light S25E.

7.55am: Observed rising amplitude - Deviation nil.

5.0pm: Sighted Cape St Vincent [Cabo Sao Vicente] S9E.

7.15pm: Cape St Vincent abeam.

[Distance run through the Water: 271.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Espichel N63E - 13 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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25 January 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.0, Long -5.8

1.42am: Altered course to avoid steamer.

9.15am: Decreased to 50 Revs. Swung ship for adjustment of compasses.

10.10am: Completed swing. Set course S55E, 69 Revs.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Lit fires in Picket Boat and First Steam Pinnace.

2.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

3.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

3.30pm: Secured alongside No 3 Shed, North Mole.

4.0pm: Let fires die out Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 A Boilers.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

7.45pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

11.0pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the Water: 250.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tarifa Point N81E 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining 1306-16 tons]

[Squally easterly wind force 4 to 6 at noon, when temperature 58F, sea temperature 60F]

 

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26 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.45am: HMS Lord Nelson alongside South Mole.

9.0am: HMS “Argyll” sailed.

am: Hands employed blacking down aloft, preparing for painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon and preparing for coaling.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received: 500 lbs, Vegetables Received: 600 lbs]

[Squally ESE wind force 6-7 at 4 and 8am, reducing later but still squally]

 

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27 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.15am: Commenced coaling.

8.0am: Danish Man-of-War sailed.

9.35am: HMS Dreadnought and Cornwallis sailed.

11.35am: Completed with 351 tons coal.

1.15pm: HMS Lord Nelson sailed.

4.30pm: Leave to Watch to 11pm.

[Coal remaining 1288-18 + 351 = 1639-18 tons]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Squally easterly winds all day, up to force 6-7 at times, noon temperature 58F]

 

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28 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.30am: HMS Agamemnon shifted to Dockyard Wall.

10.40am: Tugs secured alongside.

10.45am: Shifted ship, and secured alongside Detached Mole.

pm: Hands employed blacking down aloft and as requisite.

5.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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29 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.45am: Transport SS Soudan arrived.

9.30am: Landed Marines for drill.

11.45am: Marines returned on board.

1.0pm: SS “Soudan” sailed.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

2.45pm: HMS Blonde out of Dock.

6.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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30 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Hands employed cleaning out boats, painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain during middle of day]

 

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31 January 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

10.30am: HMS "Roxburgh" taken out of dock.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes. Leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

0.40pm: HMS "Argyll” arrived.

4.0pm: Halfmasted colours.

5.30pm: Hoisted colours.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

 

LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 1914

 

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1 February 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service. Landed Wesleyans.

11.0am: RC’s returned.

0.15pm: Church Party returned. Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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2 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 33.9, Long -5.7

Draught Forward 26’ 7”, Aft 27’ 11”.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Employed preparing for sea.

6.45am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 A Boilers.

8.0am: Let fires out in Steam boats. Hoisted in ditto.

9.25am: Tugs secured. 9.35am: Cast off from Mole, and proceeded in charge of Tugs. Hands employed as requisite.

9.38am: Proceeded - cast off tugs.

9.43am: Stopped, hoisted seaboat.

9.47am: Proceeded 10 knots, shaped course S27W. 10.0am: Streamed Patent Log.

3.45pm: Deviation by Azimuth - nil.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 70.

5.30pm: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

6.30pm: Put clocks back 26 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 21.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 60F]

 

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3 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 33.3, Long -9.2

4.30pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 248.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Las Palmas S4W 448 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Westerly winds force 5 or 6, with rain, until 8am, noon air and sea temperature 61F]

 

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4 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas

Lat 30.7, Long -12.5

2.30am: Exercised Sea Boat’s crews, and Watch close WT [watertight] Doors.

9.10am: Divisions - Prayers. Physical Drill. Gun’s crews at loader and Deflection Teacher. Remainder employed painting and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting boat deck and as requisite.

5.30pm: Obtained Deviation Setting Amplitude 1 degree E.

9.35pm: Sighted Allegranga Island [presumably Alegranza] S32E.

[Distance run through the water: 242 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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5 February 1914

From Gibraltar to Las Palmas or at Las Palmas [Gran Canaria, Canary Islands]

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

0.30am: Put clocks on 4 minutes.

7.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2 B Boilers.

5.55am: Sighted Isleta [La Isleta - Gran Canaria] Light S64W.

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite for approaching anchorage.

9.40am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower in 11.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

9.45am: Fired salute of 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

9.55am: Let fires out in Nos 1-6 Boilers.

10.20am: HM [His Majesty’s] British Consul visited ship. Fired salute 7 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: St Catalina Castle phi [average position] Breakwater Light House S70W, Lazaretto N1W, Castle N30W]

1.0pm: Leave to CPO’s [Chief Petty Officers] and to Port Watch to 9.0pm.

10.15pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 215.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 71F]

 

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6 February 1914

At Las Palmas

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

7.0am: Diving party away diving.

8.30am: Hands employed painting and as requisite. Gunnery Training Classes under Instruction.

11.0am: HE [His Excellency] the Governor visited ship. Saluted HE with two salutes of 11 guns.

11.55am: Diving party returned.

5.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch and CPOs to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Winds mostly north westerly and squally, force 4 to 6 during day]

 

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7 February 1914

At Las Palmas

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

0.15am: Banked fires in First Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Hands cleaning ship throughout. Tested life buoys - found correct.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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8 February 1914

At Las Palmas

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

9.30am: Hands to muster by the Ship’s ledger.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

 

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9 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 27.6, Long -15.5

Draught of Water Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 26’ 1”

6.15am: Lit fires in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

7.0am: Employed preparing for sea.

8.50am: Shortened in to 4 shackles.

9.5am: Weighed. Turned to East. Hoisted in Steam pinnace.

9.25am: Shaped course S10E - 75 Revs.

10.25am: Gando Point abeam, altered course S36W.

11.35am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised evolution “Prepare to be taken in tow”.

5.27pm: Put the clocks back 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 34.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S40W - 835.5 miles]

[Noon temperature 69F, sea temperature 66F]

 

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10 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 23.9, Long -18.8

am: Gunnery Training Classes under Instruction, remainder mustering bags and as requisite. Marines at Infantry Drill.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 13 minutes. Observed Deviation 0 degrees 20 minutes W.

[Distance run through the water: 291.0 miles]

 

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11 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 20.2, Long -22.4

4.45pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

9.15pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 9 B boilers.

[Distance run through the water: 290.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 69F]

 

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12 February 1914

From Las Palmas to St Vincent or at St Vincent [modern day Sao Vicente, Cape Verde]

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

7.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Lit fires No 3 B Boiler.

8.0am: Sighted land S18W.

8.15am: Altered course South. Let fires die out in No 4 B.

9.32am: Bull Point Light abeam 1.8 miles.

11.0am: Hauled in Patent log. Courses and speed as requisite for anchorage.

11.17am: Let go Port Bower in 9 fathoms in Porto Grande Bay, veered to 5 shackles.

11.25am: Let fires die out in Nos 5, 6, 7, 8 B.

[Anchorage Bearings: Fort FS [Flag Staff] S62E, Point de Ribeira Julian N38E, Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] Light N2W]

1.0pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

2.10pm: Saluted British Consul with 7 guns.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 252.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 in am, noon temperature 73F]

 

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13 February 1914

At St Vincent - Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

6.35am: Let go Starboard Bower anchor, weighed ditto by hand. Away all boat’s crews for exercise.

am: Hands employed painting ship, and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Port watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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14 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

1.0am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Temperature peaked at 74F at 4pm]

 

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15 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

0.45am: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

11.0pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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16 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Gunnery Training Classes at Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed painting boats, and as requisite. Gunnery Training Classes at Instructions.

4.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

9.50pm: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally north easterly winds force 4-6 for much of day, noon temperature 73F]

 

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17 February 1914

At St Vincent

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

am: Read warrant No 71.

pm: Hands employed painting, preparing for sea and as requisite. Training Classes at Instructions.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Squally, north easterly winds force 4-6 for most of day, noon temperature 72F]

 

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18 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Sea

Lat 17.7, Long -24.5

Draft Forward 24’ 6” Aft 25’ 8”

4.0am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.40am: Hands prepared for sea and as requisite.

6.20am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

6.45am: Shaped course N54E, 84 Revs.

6.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

7.10am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 60.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Tenerife - Santa Cruz - N35E 794 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds ENE force 4 to 6 for most of day, with sea state rough at times, noon air and sea temperature 70F]

 

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19 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Sea

Lat 21.7, Long -21.6

1.15am: Put clocks on 11 minutes.

5.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 3 C Boilers.

8.10pm: Obtained Deviation Star Azimuth 0 degrees 20 minutes E. Let fires die out in Nos 2, 3 B Boilers.

[Distance run through the water: 286.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Easterly winds force 4 to 5 for most of day]

 

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20 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Sea

Lat 25.7, Long -18.5

3.10am: Put clocks on 11 minutes.

pm: Domestics, Bandsmen, etc at Physical Drill.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 5, 6 C.

11.15pm: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 297.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 66F]

 

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21 February 1914

From St Vincent to Tenerife or at Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

0.40am: Sighted Rasca Point Light N34E.

0.45am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

4.8am: Cape Albona Light abeam.

4.30am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

4.40am: Put clocks on 9 minutes.

6.30am: Hauled in Patent Log. Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

7.6am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower anchor in 25 fathoms, veered to 6.5 shackles.

8.0am: Saluted Spanish Flag with 21 guns. Fort saluted ditto 21 guns.

11.0am: British Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto with 7 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: Concepcion Tower N82W, San Francisco Tower N59W, Pass Alto Flag Staff N11E]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm. Spanish Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto 11 guns.

7.10pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 206.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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22 February 1914

At Tenerife [Canary Islands]

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

0.50am: Banked fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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23 February 1914

At Tenerife

Lat 28.5, Long -16.2

0.30am: Drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Diving party away diving.

am: Diving Party at monthly practice.

1.30pm: Diving Party returned.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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24 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar and at Sea

Lat 28.7, Long -15.9

Draught Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 5”

6.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

6.45am: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

8.0am: Let fires out in Second Steam Pinnace.

9.15am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 2 C Boilers.

9.30am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

9.35am: Shaped course East, 10 knots.

9.45am: Aired bedding.

9.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 24.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Gibraltar N50E 698 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 in pm, noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 65F]

 

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25 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 30.9, Long -12.6

1.45am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

am: Marines paraded in heavy marching order.

2.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 5, 6 A Boilers.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 72.

[Distance run through the water: 209.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 in am, force 4 to 6 in pm, with sea state rough at times, noon air and sea temperature 62F]

 

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26 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 33.7, Long -8.7

1.0am: Obtained Deviation by Star Azimuth 1 degree 20 minutes E.

2.13am: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

pm: Lost overboard by accident: Sinker 24 lbs Pattern 1310, one in number; Guards brass Pattern 1266, one in number: for Kelvin’s Sounding Machine IV.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4-6 C Boilers.

11.10pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 258.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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27 February 1914

From Tenerife to Gibraltar or at Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

3.10am: Sighted Cape Spartel Light N59E. Put clocks on 16 minutes.

4.35am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

5.56am: Cape Spartel Light abeam 4 miles.

7.44am: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log. Embarked CO [Commanding Officer] Submarines. 7.54am: Proceeded 64 Revs, Course N70E.

8.30am: Finished submarine exercises.

8.45am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Gibraltar Harbour.

9.30am: Secured alongside North Mole.

9.45am: Let fires die out in Nos 5, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

10.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2 C Boilers.

1.0pm: Let fires die out in Nos 5, 6 A Boilers.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

5.45pm: One Rating joined from Hospital.

9.15pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

11.20pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 217.5miles]

[Coal remaining 544-4 tons]

 

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28 February 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Aired night clothing. Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

0.45pm: Paid monthly money.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Temperature peaked at 63F at 4pm]

 

 

LOG BOOK – MARCH 1914

 

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1 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Landed Wesleyans. Divisions. Lit fires in Picket Boat. Held Divine Service.

11.0am: SMS “Hohenzollern” sailed. [this was the Kaiser’s personal yacht - more information here]

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

 

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2 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

am: Diving party examining under water fittings. Training Classes at Instructions. Marines at preliminary musketry exercise. Remainder of hands painting ship and as requisite.

11.55am: Russian cruiser “Bogatyr” arrived, saluted with 21 guns.

Noon: Fort returned ditto.

pm: Hands preparing ship for coaling and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard watch to 11.30pm.

 

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3 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

6.45am: French Cruiser “Cosmas” [or possibly Cosmao?] sailed.

7.0am: Commenced coaling.

am and pm: Hands coaling ship

4.0pm: Completed with 1090 tons coal.

7.45pm: Leave to Port Watch to 11.30pm.

[Coal remaining 497-14 + 1090 = 1587=14 tons]

 

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4 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.30am: Tugs secured alongside. Shifted ship to North end Detached Mole.

8.45am: HMS “Cornwallis” proceeded out of harbour.

am: Hands employed returning ammunition and cleaning ship throughout.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

5.30pm: HMS Lord Nelson anchored.

 

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5 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.30am: Landed Marines for rifle practice.

am: Hands employed painting ship.

9.0am: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 6 A Boilers.

9.30am: German gunboat “Condor” and French cruiser “Cassard” arrived and saluted with 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

10.30am: Let fires die out in Nos 1 and 2 C Boilers.

3.40pm: Dutch man of war “Heemskerck” [probably Jacob van Heemskerck] arrived and saluted with 21 guns. Fort returned salute.

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

 

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6 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.0am: HMS Lord Nelson and Blonde sailed. German gunboat “Condor” sailed.

8.0am: Marines landed for Musketry Practice.

am: Hands employed painting and enamelling ship and as requisite.

2.0pm: HMS Eclipse, Agamemnon, Blonde and 2 submarines arrived.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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7 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

0.45am: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship.

7.30am: Landed Marines for rifle practice.

am: Tested life buoys - found correct

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

pm: Hands Make and Mend Clothes.

4.0pm: Quarters, Read warrants Nos 73, 74, 75.

7.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

Midnight: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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8 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

4.20am: Lit fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

6.20am: Lit fires in Picket Boat.

8.45: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Wesleyans.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

4.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat.

Midnight: Drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

 

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9 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.30am: HMS “Lord Nelson” shifted berth.

8.0am: Marines landed for Rifle practice. Gun’s crews at Deflection Teacher. Hands employed painting and as requisite.

10.35: Dutch battleship “Heemskerck” sailed.

11.20am: HMS Agamemnon proceeded to outer anchorage.

Noon: Marine Detachment returned.

pm: Hands employed painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

11.0pm: HMS “Eclipse” and two Submarines sailed.

 

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10 March 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

7.0am: HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived.

8.30am: HMS “Blonde” proceeded to outer anchorage.

am: GTC’s [Gunnery Training Classes] at Instructions. Remainder taking in ammunition and as requisite.

10.30am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

5.0pm: Discharged 1 Rating to HMS “Cormorant”.

7.0pm: 2 Ratings joined from Hospital.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Rain for much of day, noon temperature 58F]

 

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11 March 1914

From Gibraltar to Palma (Majorca) or at Sea

Lat 36.2, Long -5.1

6.30am: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers. Hands preparing for sea and as requisite. French cruiser “Cossard” sailed.

8.15am: Submarines B6 and B7 sailed.

9.30am: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite.

9.36am: Shaped course S5E, 64 Revs.

10.6am: Course and speed as requisite for submarine attack.

10.53am: Sighted First Submarine on Starboard bow.

11.50am: Sighted Second Submarine.

11.55am: Stopped.

0.10pm: Proceeded S87E, 64 Revs.

0.13pm: Steamed Patent Log. Carried out “Stopping and Starting” trials for Cadet Instruction with Starboard Engine.

2.0pm: Let fires die out in No 6 A Boiler.

4.0pm: Lit fires in No 3 C Boiler.

4.24pm: Stopped. Let go Port Life Buoy. Picked up ditto.

4.40pm: Proceeded S87E, 64 Revs.

6.0pm: Lit fires in No 1 C Boiler.

6.51pm: Sighted Cape Sacratif Light N55E.

11.0pm: Sighted Cape Sabinal Light N85E.

[Distance run through the water: 22.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape da Gata N77E - 142 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly winds force 4 to 7 from 6 pm, with rain, noon air and sea temperature 58F]

 

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12 March 1914

From Gibraltar to Palma or at Sea

Lat 37.0, Long -1.4

1.54am: Sighted Cape De Gata [Cabo de Gata] Light N83E.

3.0am: Let fires die out in No 5 A Boiler.

6.10am: Altered course N85E to avoid sea while battening down Forecastle.

am: Training classes under Instruction. Hands employed in ammunition passages and as requisite.

6.55pm: Cape Palos Light abeam N20W.

[Distance run through the water: 198.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Palos Light N41E 49 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 7 to 9 for most of day, sea state mostly very rough, noon temperature 57F, sea temperature 53F]

 

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13 March 1914

From Gibraltar to Palma or at Palma

Lat 39.0, Long 2.1

2.0am: Handed in Patent Log. 2.20am: Streamed ditto.

9.47am: Mola [Cabo de la Mola] Light abeam - 7 miles.

2.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

3.15pm: Lit fires in No 2 C Boiler.

3.47pm: Stopped. Came to with Starboard Bower in 8 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: New Mole Light House N10E, Belver Castle [Castillo de Bellver] N48E, Carlos Point Light House S55W]

3.50pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers. Fired Salute 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

6.30pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

10.15pm: Drew fires in Second Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 213.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Palma Mole Light House N35E 45 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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14 March 1914

At Palma

Lat 39.6, Long 2.6

4.30am: Lit fires in First and Second Steam Pinnaces.

3.15pm: French and English Consuls visited ship. Fired salute 7 guns.

3.30pm: HE [His Excellency] the Lieutenant Governor visited ship.

4.0pm: Captain General visited ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 1550 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 1298-14 tons]

[Temperature peaked at 70F at 4pm]

 

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15 March 1914

At Palma

Lat 39.6, Long 2.6

9.15am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.30am: Division. Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

 

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16 March 1914

From Palma (Majorca) to Villefranche or at Sea

Lat 39.6, Long 2.6

Draught of Water Forward 25’ 8”, Aft 25; 4”.

9.0am: Prayers. 9.5am: Divisions. Exercised Out Port Bower anchor. Away all boats crews - pulling.

10.45am: Exercised Port Watch “out large kedge”, Starboard Watch “out stream anchor”.

am: Lost overboard by accident clamps attached to Dent’s Boat’s compass Pattern 20, 1 in number.

1.0pm: Divers at monthly practice.

pm: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite. Leading Seamen and men passing for higher rating at boat sailing instruction.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Nos 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.25pm: Weighed. 5.30pm: Proceeded 63 Revs. Course as requisite.

5.36pm: Shaped course S50W.

11.12pm: Sighted Cape Formentor Light S80E.

 

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17 March 1914

From Palma to Villefranche or at Sea

Lat 41.0, Long 4.7

0.35am: Cape Formentor Light abeam.

[Distance run through water: 163 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Villefranche N36E 204 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Northerly wind force 5-6 at 4am, up to force 10 at 11am, force 5 to 7 in pm, sea state mostly rough to very rough, though high at noon, noon temperature 51F, sea temperature 55F]

 

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18 March 1914

At Villefranche [near Nice in southern France]

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

3.40am: Sighted Levant Island Light N12W.

10.15am: Hauled in Patent Log.

10.45am: Courses and speed as requisite. Fired salute of 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

11.20am: Stopped and secured to No 2 Buoy.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through water: 196.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 1147-10 tons]

 

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19 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

am: Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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20 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

11.50am: The Prefect visited ship.

Noon: Saluted ditto - 13 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

6.30pm: Lit fires in Nos 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers. Hoisted in boom boats and drew fires in steam boats.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Rain in middle of day, temperature peaked at 56F at 4pm]

 

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21 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

7:15am: Tested Lifebuoys - found correct.

11.0am: Let fires die out in Nos 6, 7, 8, 9 B Boilers.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Winds force 3 to 5 in middle of day, noon temperature 60F]

 

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22 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics.

10.30: Held Divine Service.

11.15am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch from 1.30pm to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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23 March 1914

At Villefranche

Lat 43.7, Long 7.3

am: Gunlayers and sightsetters at deflection teacher. Remainder employed as requisite. Torpedo Training Classes under Instruction.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 1200 lbs]

 

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24 March 1914

From Villefranche to Genoa or at Genoa [Italy]

Lat 44.0, Long 8.5

Draught Forward 25’ 4”, Aft 25’ 3”.

3.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

6.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

7.5am: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. 7.15am: Course N84E, 83 Revs.

9.0am: Prayers, Divisions. Read Articles of War, also Court Martial returns.

10.5am: Advanced clocks 30 minutes.

1.0pm: Advanced clocks 30 minutes. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

2.20pm: Stopped. Picked up Pilot. Fired salute 21 guns.

3.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor, veered to 8 shackles, let go Port anchor and secured in No 18 Berth.

3.45pm: Let fires die out in 5 and 6 A Boilers and 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Distance run through water: 57.3 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Genoa Light House N44E - 30 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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25 March 1914

At Genoa

Lat 44.4, Long 8.9

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Torpedo Training Class at Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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26 March 1914

At Genoa

Lat 44.4, Long 8.9

10.45am: Saluted RA [Rear Admiral] of Port 13 guns.

11.40am: Saluted Governor General with 15 guns.

11.45am: Saluted British Consul General 11 guns.

11.50am: Fort returned salute.

1.30pm: Leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm and to Second part Port Watch to 9.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature peaked at 65F at 4pm]

 

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27 March 1914

From Genoa to Leghorn or at Leghorn [aka Livorno, Italy]

Lat 43.7, Long 10.0

Draught Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25; 5”

3.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace. Lit fires in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

5.0am: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite. Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

6.50am: Weighed Port anchor. 6.55am: Weighed Starboard anchor and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

7.5am: Course S34E, 84 Revs.

am: Hands employed scrubbing canvas gear and as requisite.

11.0am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

1.25pm: Stopped. Came to with Port Bower in 7 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles off Leghorn.

[Anchorage Bearings: Marzocco Tower N72E, North end of Break Water S72E, Incloria Tower N59W]

1.35pm: Let fires die out in Nos 4, 5, 6, C Boilers, Banked fires in 3, 7, 8, 9, C.

2.30pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

7.0pm: One Cadet joined from Hospital.

7.15pm: Let fires die out in Nos 3, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers.

9.0pm: Drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Distance run through the water: 66.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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28 March 1914

At Leghorn

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

10.15am: HM Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto 7 guns.

3.15pm: Saluted Lieutenant General 15 guns.

4.5pm: Mayor of Leghorn visited ship. Saluted ditto 11 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Temperature peaked at 59F at 4pm]

 

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29 March 1914

At Leghorn

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.25am: Italian Rear Admiral visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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30 March 1914

At Leghorn

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Men passing for higher rating away boat sailing. Hands employed as requisite. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction.

11.37am: Prefect visited ship. Fired salute of 13 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

8.30pm: Drew fires in Picket Boat. Exercised Burning Searchlights.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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31 March 1914

From Leghorn to Aranci Bay

Lat 43.6, Long 10.3

3.45am: Small fire discovered Boatswain’s upper storeroom. Flooded ditto.

4.0am: Fire extinguished.

9.0am: Prayers. Divisions. Aired bedding. Marine Detachment at Musketry Drill, Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Remainder employed as requisite.

1.30pm: Court of Inquiry sat.

[Draught Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 24’ 9”]

pm: Training Classes at Torpedo. Remainder employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

4.0pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite. 4.13pm: Course S20W, 63 Revs.

8.43pm: Polveraja [?] Light abeam 1.75 miles.

9.55pm: Pianosa Light abeam 4.25 miles.

11.15pm: Africa Rock [Scoglio d’Africa] Light abeam 6 miles, altered course S16W.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

 

LOG BOOK – APRIL 1914

 

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1 April 1914

From Leghorn to Aranci Bay and at Aranci Bay [Golfo Aranci Sardinia]

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

8.0am: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

8.10am: Stopped. Let go Starboard Bower anchor and proceeded to moor with 5 shackles on each, in 9.5 fathoms.

9.30am: Exercised Starboard Watch out Collision Mat. Port Watch out Port Kedge anchor. Laid out Kedge anchor astern.

10.13am: In Mat. Torpedo Training Class at Instructions. Remainder employed as requisite.

Anchorage Bearings: White House 112 degrees, Pier Light 55 degrees 30 minutes, Figarollo Island [Isola di Figarolo] abeam port.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

[Course and distance through the water: 159.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Temperature peaked at 66F at 4pm]

 

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2 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

am: Torpedo Party and Training Class employed running Torpedoes. Marines at boat pulling exercise. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

10.30am: Italian Torpedo boat arrived.

0.5pm: Italian Torpedo Boat sailed.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.0pm.

pm: Torpedo party employed hoisting in torpedoes.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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3 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

am: Torpedo Training Class at Instruction. Torpedo Party as requisite. Gunlayers at .303 Aiming Practice. Remainder employed cleaning ship and as requisite.

pm: Torpedo Training Class and Submerged Tubes’ crews working about torpedoes. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Vegetables received 800 lbs]

 

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4 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

7.30am: Tested life buoys - found correct.

10.0am: Italian Battleship “Emanuel Filiberto” [Emanuele Filiberto] arrived. We saluted Italian Flag 21guns, Emanuel Filiberto returned ditto.

1.50pm: Italian Battleship “Emanuel Filiberto” sailed.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9pm.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Fresh Beef Received 650 lbs, Vegetables Received 1500 lbs]

 

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5 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

10.5am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally westerly winds force 4 to 7 during day]

 

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6 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Leading Seamen and men passing for higher rating away boat sailing. 12 Pounder gun’s crews at .303 aiming practice. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Divers employed monthly dip.

6.45pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

7.45pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Squally westerly winds force 5 to 7 in pm]

 

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7 April 1914

At Aranci Bay

Lat 41.0, Long 9.6

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket boat and First Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Hands employed scrubbing out boats and as requisite. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Marine Detachment at Small Arm Drill.

1.30pm: Hands employed stowing kedge anchor. Remainder employed as in forenoon.

2.0pm: Bandsmen and Officer’s Stewards at Physical Drill.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9pm.

8.20pm: Exercised night defence stations. Carried out night firing at towed target.

9.0pm: Finished firing.

10.20pm: Let fires out in Steamboats.

[Squally winds through middle of day, temperature peaked at 73F at 4pm]

 

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8 April 1914

From Aranci Bay to Castellamare or at Sea

Lat 40.9, Long 10.5

Draught Forward 24' 4", Aft 24' 7".

3.30am: Lit fires in Nos 5 and 8 B Boilers.

4.20am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

6.0am: Lit fires in Nos 6, 7 and 9 B Boilers. Preparing ship for sea.

7.0am: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor.

7.40am: Weighed starboard anchor and proceeded course and speed as requisite.

8.15am: Shaped course S76E. Streamed Patent Log.

8.40am: Tavolara Island abeam to Starboard 3 miles.

8.50am: Saluted Italian RA [Rear Admiral] 12 guns. 8.55am: Ditto returned.

11.50am: Let fires die out in No 6 B Boiler.

0.40pm - 1.0pm: Worked Port engines as requisite for Cadets Instruction, also from 3.25 - 3.55pm.

1.20pm: Stopped. Dropped Target, Course and speed as requisite for Cadets 12 Pounder firing.

2.20pm: Picked up target. 2.30pm: Proceeded 63 Revs, S76E.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. 5.0pm: Secured.

10.50: Sighted Guardia Point Light N86.5E.

[Distance run through the water: 38.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Castellamare Light House S84E 183 miles]

 

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9 April 1914

From Aranci Bay to Castellamare or At Castellamare [Castellammare di Stabia]

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

1.0am: Guardia Point [Punta della Guardia] North, altered course S70E.

3.44am: Sighted Imperator [Punta Imperatore] Light.

5.0am: Imperatore Light abeam, altered course N86E.

7.40am: Altered course as requisite for anchorage. Speed as requisite.

8.0am: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 16.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

Anchorage Bearings: Chimney S15W, Light House S31E, Breakwater Light S79E.

2.10pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite shifting berth.

2.35pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 12.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

Anchorage Bearings: St Domenico Church S43E, Breakwater Light S7E, Santa Maria a Puzzano Church [Madonna di Pozzano] S43W.

[Distance run through the water: 183.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 710 tons]

 

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10 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics.

10.0am: Held Divine Service. [This is somewhat unusual on a Friday, presumably it was Good Friday]

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 720 lbs, Vegetables Received 1250 lbs]

 

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11 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

11.45am: Italian Sub Prefect and Captain of Port visited ship.

11.55am: Saluted Sub-Prefect - 7 Guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

pm: Hands make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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12 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics (44).

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Roman Catholics returned

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

 

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13 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

1.0pm: Gave leave to a “limited number” of both watches to 10.30pm.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 76.

 

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14 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

6.20am: Leading Seamen for higher rating at Steamboat instruction.

11.20am: Boarded RYS “Medusa”. [?]

4.30pm: Leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

Number on sick list: 6]

 

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15 April 1914

At Castellammare

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Temperature peaked at 74F, at 4pm]

 

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16 April 1914

From Castellammare to Malta

Lat 40.7, Long 14.5

9.0am: Divisions, Prayers. Marine Detachment at 6” Gun Drill and Maxim gun. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

Draught of Water Forward 23’ 8”, Aft 24’ 7”.

3.20pm: Prepared ship for sea.

4.40pm: In boom boats, Let fires out.

5.50pm: Weighed. 6.5pm: Proceeded 63 Revs. Course West. Streamed Patent Log.

9.0pm: Obtained Deviation by Polaris Azimuth - Deviation nil.

9.30pm: Sighted Cape Palinuro Light S63E.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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17 April 1914

From Castellammare to Malta or at Sea

Lat 38.2, Long 15.6

3.30am: Sighted Stromboli S7E.

11.17am: Courses as requisite through Straits of Messina.

11.45am: Pezzo Point Light abeam. Course S15W.

11.55am: Saluted Rear Admiral’s flag Regina Margherita [presumably the Italian Battleship] 13 guns. Returned salute.

1.5pm: Worked Starboard engine for Cadets Instruction. 1.27pm: Finished ditto.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 77, 78.

5.10pm: Worked Starboard Engine for Cadets Instruction till 5.40pm.

9.45pm: Cape Murro di Porco N60W - 3.5 miles.

11.5pm: Sighted Cape Passero Light S52W.

[Distance run through the water: 170.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Messina Citadel N68W - 1.75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 in pm, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 60F]

 

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18 April 1914

From Castelammare to Malta and at Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

0.32am: Spadaro [Cozzo Spadaro] Light abeam.

1.45am: Altered course to avoid steamer for 4 minutes.

6.20am: Sighted Malta Island ahead.

8.0am: St Elmo Breakwater S57W.

8.10am: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log. Waited to proceed up harbour.

8.32pm: Proceeded as requisite into harbour.

8.40am: Saluted HMS Inflexible 17 guns.

8.55am: Stopped. Secured alongside Parlatorio Wharf. Discharged 5 Ratings to Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Distance run through the water: 147.3]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 530-4 tons]

 

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19 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Division. Landed Church Parties.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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20 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

am: Hands employed preparing ship for provisioning, coaling and as requisite.

pm: Hands provisioning ship.

1.40pm: Fleet proceeded out of harbour.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

6.10pm: Torpedo Destroyer Flotilla arrived.

6.50pm: Fleet entered harbour.

[Fresh Beef Received 600lbs, Vegetables Received 1050 lbs]

 

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21 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.5am: Commenced coaling ship.

6.15am: Fleet sailed.

10.45am: Completed with 860 tons coal.

3.0pm: Fleet arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Coal remaining: 499-14 + 860-0 = 1359-14 tons]

 

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22 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.30am: HMS “Indefatigable” berthed alongside Somerset Wharf.

pm: Hands employed painting down aloft and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

 

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23 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

am: Hands employed painting ship. Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital.

11.0am: C-in-C [Commander in Chief] visited ship.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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24 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.40am: “Chatham” sailed.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

1.15pm: HMS Chatham arrived.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 79.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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25 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am. Read warrant No 80.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Temperature peaked at 69F at 4pm]

 

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26 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Roman Catholics etc.

9.45am: C-in-C arrived to inspect Cadets and Divisions.

10.20am: Performed Divine Service.

11.50am: Church parties returned on board.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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27 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

5.0am: HMS Duke of “Edinburgh” sailed.

am: Gunlayers at Deflection Teacher. Gunnery Training Class at Instruction. Remainder employed painting ship and as requisite.

4.20pm: 1 Rating joined from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 71F]

 

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28 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

am: Gunnery Training Class at Instruction. Remainder of hands painting ship, Mining Room and as Requisite.

10.0am: Marine Detachment landed for Drill.

4.10pm: HMS “Indomitable” arrived.

4.35pm: HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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29 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.0am: HMS “Hussar” sailed.

9.30am: Hands employed painting boats and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

4.16pm: 3 Ratings joined from Hospital.

6.0pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to “Defence” and 2 to “Duke of Edinburgh”. 5 Ratings joined in lieu.

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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30 April 1914

At Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

Draught of Water Forward 25’ 5”, Aft 25’ 6”.

8.30am: Tugs secured alongside. 8.35am: Cast off from Wharf and proceeded.

8.55am: Cast off Tugs. Proceeded out of harbour. Courses as Requisite. 63 Revs.

9.0am: Increased 76 Revs. 9.15am: Streamed Patent Log. 9.20am: Shaped course N40W.

10.36am: Gozo Light abeam. Altered course N59W. Hands employed mustering bags and as requisite.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to Tow aft”. Read warrant No 81.

7.40pm: Sighted Spadillo Light N87W.

8.34pm: Spadillo Light abeam - 6 miles.

11.15pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew. Put clocks back 10 minutes.

11.35pm: Sighted Cape Bon Light [Tunisia] S85W.

[Distance run through the water: 36.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Pantillaria [Pantelleria] Light N70W - 100 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]

 

 

LOG BOOK – MAY 1914

 

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1 May 1914

From Malta to Cagliari - Sardinia or at Cagliari

Lat 38.7, Long 9.5

0.45am: Cape Bon abeam 10 miles.

3.30am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

4.0am: Sighted Cani Rock Light [Tunisia].

4.40am: Altered course N18W. Cani Rock Light abeam.

5.45am: Ran into Fog. Sounded Siren.

8.10am: Weather cleared. Stopped Siren.

9.30am: Worked engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Engineering Instruction. Hands employed cleaning and painting boats and as requisite.

0.20pm: Sighted land.

1.0pm: Made monthly payment.

1.20pm: Worked engineer as Requisite for Cadets.

1.50pm: Proceeded 75 Revs.

2.54pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

3.6pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles. Advanced clocks 20 minutes.

[Anchorage Bearings: Cape S Elia [Capo Sant’Elia] Light House S55E, Extremity of New Mole N5E, Scaffa Tower N25W]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Distance run through the water: 265.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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2 May 1914

At Cagliari

Lat 39.2, Long 9.1

10.30am: Saluted British Consul, who visited ship, with 7 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

5.0pm: Prefect visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

6.45pm: 3 Italian Torpedo Destroyers arrived.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received 332 lbs, Vegetables Received 1150 lbs]

 

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3 May 1914

At Cagliari

Lat 39.2, Long 9.1

7.45am: The “Napoli” and “Roma” - Italian men-of-war arrived.

10.25am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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4 May 1914

From Cagliari to Algiers or at Sea

Lat 38.6, Long 8.2

Draught of Water Forward 24’ 11”, Aft 25’ 6”.

5.40am: Employed preparing for sea.

6.30am: Weighed Starboard anchor, and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

6.36am: Course S15W, 76 Revs. 6.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

8.25am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

9.30am: Worked engines for Cadet Instruction. 9.55am: Resumed speed 76 Revs.

10.30am: Put clocks back 9 minutes.

11.0am: Worked engines for Cadet’s Instruction.

11.20am: Resumed speed 76 Revs. Hands employed mustering bags and as requisite.

1.30pm - 1.50pm, 3.10pm - 3.30pm: Worked engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

4.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log.

4.20pm: Stopped. Let go both life-buoys. Hands to bathe. Picked up lifebuoys.

4.50pm: Proceeded S77W, 76 Revs. Streamed Patent Log.

6.58pm: Sun set by compass N59W. Deviation nil.

10.30pm: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 62.7 miles]

[True Course and Distance: Cape Spartivento Light N59E - 36 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 62F]

 

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5 May 1914

From Cagliari to Algiers or at Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

1.30am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

4.50am: Put clocks back 12 minutes.

5.5am: Sighted Cape Beugat [Bengut] Light House S55W.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Hands employed for entering harbour and as requisite.

10.55am: Stopped. Saluted country 21 guns. Fort returned ditto.

11.15am: Let go Starboard anchor. 11.16am: Let go Port anchor and secured astern to detached mole.

1.0pm: 6 Greek Destroyers arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 287 lbs, Vegetables Received 500 lbs]

[Temperature peaked at 70F, at 4pm]

 

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6 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

8.0am: Dressed ship in honour of anniversary of the Accession of HM the King.

9.15am: French Admiral visited ship. Saluted him on leaving 13 guns.

Noon: Hands to Divisions. Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

6.40pm: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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7 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

9.42am: Exercised Out Stream anchor. Increased ditto.

10.0am: Out stream anchor. 10.8am: Replace gear. Gunnery Training Class at Instructions. Remainder as requisite.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

pm: Make and mend clothes.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon temperature 77F]

 

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8 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

am: Gunnery Training Class at Instructions. Torpedo party testing warheads, refitting Whitehead Pistols [torpedo fuses]. Remainder cleaning out boats and as requisite.

0.15pm: Diving party at monthly dip. Gunner’s party dismounting 6” gun. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[WNW winds force 4 to 5 in pm, lightning at 8pm, then rain. Noon temperature 90F]

 

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9 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

6.0pm: Let fires out in Picket Boat.

11.10pm: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain during late am, noon temperature 64F]

 

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10 May 1914

At Algiers

Lat 36.8, Long 3.1

5.10am: 5 Greek Torpedo Boats sailed.

7.20am: One Greek TB sailed.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Showers during middle of day]

 

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11 May 1914

From Algiers to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 36.8, Long 2.8

9.30am: Weighed Port anchor. 9.35am: Weighed Starboard anchor. Course and speed as requisite out of harbour.

10.5am: Shaped course North, 63 Revs. 10.30am: Streamed Patent Log. Altered course N83W.

11.10am - 11.30am: Worked engines as Requisite for Cadet Instruction. Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

1.30pm - 1.50pm: Worked Engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

3.10pm - 3.30pm: Worked Engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instructions.

4.10pm: Hauled in Patent Log. 4.5pm: Stopped. Dropped target.

4.15pm: Evening Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out firing practice with 1” aiming rifle.

5.30pm: Secured. 5.40pm: Stopped. Picked up target. 5.55pm: Proceeded 63 Revs, N83W.

7.15pm: Sighted Cape Tenez S73W.

9.46pm: Cape Tenez Light abeam 11 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 17.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Europa Point S85W - 396 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 3 to 4 in evening, noon air and sea temperature 62F]

 

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12 May 1914

From Algiers to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 36.5, Long -1.5

5.0am: Observed sun rose N80.5E compass, variation 12.5W. Deviation 0.5 degrees W.

10.30am: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

11.10am - 11.30am: Worked engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

1.30pm - 1.50pm and 3.10pm - 3.30pm: Worked engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

3.10pm: Cape De Gota [Cabo de Gata] abeam 18 miles.

4.15pm: Quarters. Stopped. Dropped Target. Exercised General Quarters. Carried out OOQ’s [Officer of Quarters] local control with subcalibre guns.

4.50pm: Completed firing. Secured.

5.15pm: Picked up target and proceeded N83W - 60 Revs.

5.15pm: Cape de Gota N37E 20 miles.

9.5pm: Sighted Cape Sacratif N27W.

10.45pm: Cape Sacratif Light abeam 23 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 215 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

 

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13 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

1.0am: Obtained Deviation by Pole Star Azimuth 0 degrees 40 minutes W.

7.0am: SO [Senior Officer] Submarines came on board.

7.20am: Proceeded 63 Revs. Course and speed as requisite for Submarine attack.

8.45am: Submarines B6, B7 both delivered successful attack.

9.25am: Europa Point N4W, altered course N12W.

10.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.5am: Saluted Flag 15 guns. HMS Cormorant returned salute 7 guns.

10.12am: Stopped. Secured to No 7 Buoy.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling. Party drawing Provisions in Dockyard and as requisite. Read warrant No 82.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 83. Port Watch provisioning ship.

4.50pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11.30pm.

5.40pm: Gave Canteen leave to Second Part Port Watch to 7.45.

[Distance run through the water: 190.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 809-14 tons]

 

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14 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

6.45am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands employed coaling ship.

11.35am: Completed with 700 tons coal.

3.10pm: German Despatch Vessel “Sleipner” sailed. [Note - this is S97 - the tender to Imperial Yacht Hohenzollern]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

7.0pm: TBs [Torpedo Boats] 83, 95 sailed. Gave Canteen leave to Second Part Starboard Watch.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 799-2 + 700, Total 1499-2 tons]

 

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15 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.25am: Submarines B6, B7 sailed.

Noon: Submarines returned.

pm: Cadets Instructions Exploding Guncotton Charge.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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16 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

9.0am: Landed Picket House Party.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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17 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

8.0am: Dressed ship in honour of anniversary of birthday of HM The King of Spain.

8.45am: Landed Church Parties.

10.15am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

3.30pm: French cruiser “Friant” arrived.

7.20p: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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18 May 1914

At Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

Draught Forward 26’ 0” Aft 25’ 8”.

5.0am: Lit fires in Nos 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 C Boilers. Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

7.0am: Unshackled. Rove slip rope. Tug with target in tow proceeded.

8.35am: Slipped. Courses and speed as requisite out of harbour.

9.5am: Europa Point N60E - 4 miles. Set course SExS.

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite for OOQ’s firing from 6” guns.

10.15am: Completed firing. 11.0am: Courses as requisite for entering harbour.

11.6am: Stopped. Secured to No 7 Buoy.

11.15am: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, C Boilers.

pm: Boatswain’s Party in Dockyard. Remainder of hands stowing away awning stanchions and as requisite. Gunnery Training Class at Instructions.

2.0pm: HMS “Vindictive” shifted to No 5 Buoy.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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19 May 1914

From Gibraltar to Arosa Bay and at Sea

Lat 36.0, Long -5.7

Draught Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”.

5.30am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.0am: French cruiser “Friant” sailed.

8.10am: Submarines B6 and B7 sailed.

8.15am: Drew fires and hoisted Steam Boats.

9.3am: Slipped. Course and speed as requisite for leaving harbour. 9.20am: Set course SWxS, 70 Revs.

10.30am: Submarines carried out attack. 10.32: Stopped. 10.37am: Proceeded N78W, 70 Revs. Streamed Patent Log.

10.30am: Marines at Small Arm Drill.

pm: Gunnery Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder oiling wires and as requisite.

1.30pm to 1.50pm: and 3.30pm to 3.50pm: Worked main engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

4.12pm: Hauled in Patent Log. 4.20pm: Stopped. Hands to bathe.

4.32pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

4.26pm: Proceeded 70 Revs. Course N55W.

7.30pm: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 25.0]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent N70W - 174 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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20 May 1914

 

From Gibraltar to Arosa Bay or at Sea

Lat 38.0, Long -9.4

1.0am: Obtained Deviation by Pole Star Azimuth 1 degree 15 minutes W.

3.15am: Sighted Cape St. Vincent N25W.

6.0am: Cape St Vincent S75E - 4.3 miles.

9.20am to 9.5am and 11.10am to 11.50am: Worked main engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

1.30pm to 1.50pm and 3.10pm to 3.30pm: Worked main engines as Requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

2.35pm: Cape Espichel abeam

2.55pm: Sighted Cape Razo N20E.

5.19pm: Cape Roca abeam 3.8 miles.

7.30pm: Sighted Burlings [Berlenga?] Light N18E.

8.0pm: Sighted Carveiro [Cabo Carvoeiro] Light N53E.

9.45pm: Sighted Cape S Pedro Light N68E.

[Distance run through the water: 238.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Razo N8W 44.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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21 May 1914

From Gibraltar to Arosa Bay or at Arosa Bay [North west Spain, not very far from Santiago de Compostela]

Lat 43.1, Long -9.0

1.30pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Second Steam Pinnace.

1.43pm: Ons Island [Illa de Ons] Light abeam 2.5 miles, altered course N35E.

2.40pm: Courses as requisite for entering Arosa Bay.

3.25pm: Came to with Port Bower in 7.5 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles.

Anchorage Bearings: Gorma Island S26E, Prigunteira Point [?] S68.5E, Bay Rock S15W]

4.0pm: Quarters. Advanced clocks 34 minutes.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

[Distance run through the water: 261.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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22 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

am: Torpedo Party exercising dropping gear. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

[Noon temperature 70F]

 

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23 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

4.30am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

7.30am: Tested life-buoys - found correct.

am and pm: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 9.30pm.

8.30pm: Let fires die out in Picket Boat.

9.30pm: Let fires out in Second Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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24 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch till 9.30pm.

 

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25 May 1914

At Arosa Bay

Lat 42.6, Long -8.9

am: Divers at monthly dip. Gunnery Training Class under Instruction. Leading Seamen away boat-sailing test for higher rating. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8pm.

 

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26 May 1914

From Arosa Bay to Queenstown or at Sea

Lat 43.2, Long -9.5

Draught Forward 25’ 0”, Aft 25’ 7”.

5.45am: Shortened in. 6.0am: Weighed and proceeded 78 Revs. Courses as Requisite out of harbour.

6.55am: Put clocks back 17 minutes.

7.10am: Streamed Patent Log. 7.26am: Shaped course N5W.

8.5am: Sighted 3 Turkish Gunboats steering South.

9.30am - 9.50am and 11.10am - 11.30am: Worked main engines as requisite for Cadet’s Instruction.

10.3am: Cape Finisterre abeam - 5 miles.

10.55am: Put clocks back 18 minutes.

1.30pm - 1.50pm: Worked engines as Requisite.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to tow” forward. 5.0pm: Replace gear.

[Distance run through the water: 71 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Kinsale Head N3.5E - 500 miles]

[North easterly wind force 3 to 4 from noon, noon temperature 58F, sea temperature 57F]

 

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27 May 1914

From Arosa Bay to Queenstown or at Sea

Lat 47.8, Long -9.0

0.30am: Obtained Deviation by Pole Start azimuth = nil.

11.35pm: Altered course to clear drift net vessels. 11.45pm: Resumed course.

[Distance run through the water: 275.8 miles]

 

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28 May 1914

From Arosa Bay to Queenstown or at Queenstown [modern-day Cobh in Southern Ireland]

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

3.10am: Sighted HMS Zealandia North, steering SE.

3.45am: Sighted land.

5.20am: Sighted Kinsale Head Light N28E.

7.35am: Put clocks on 8 minutes.

8.15am: Daunt Rock Light Vessel abeam, altered course as requisite for entering harbour, speed as requisite.

9.15am: Let go Port anchor, veered to 4 shackles, in 11 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Black Rock Perch 101 degrees, Spike Beacon 61 degrees, Pile Beacon]

Noon: HMS “Hindustan” sailed.

1.0pm: Engineer Commander McConochie joined ship.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am. Make and Mend Clothes.

4.40pm: HMS “Diamond” and “Falmouth” sailed.

7.30pm: Shortened on. 7.36pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite up harbour.

8.10pm: Stopped. Secured to No 4 Buoy.

[Distance run through the water: 244 miles]

[Coal remaining 937-14 tons]

 

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29 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

6.30am: Hands preparing for coaling.

am: Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed running torpedoes and as requisite.

11.40am: HMS Skipjack and Gossamer arrived, securing to No1 and 3 Buoy. 1 Musician joined.

3.0pm: Coal lighters secured alongside.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 62F]

 

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30 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

5.15am: Commenced coaling.

9.0am: Hands coaling ship. Engineer Commander Leslie left ship.

11.55am: Completed with 720 tons coal.

4.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 501 lbs, Vegetable Received 700lbs]

[Coal remaining 915-12 + 720, Total 1635-12 tons]

 

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31 May 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

9.30am: Divisions. Landed Church Parties.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

11.45am: HMS “Thrush” arrived.

Noon: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

 

LOG BOOK – JUNE 1914

 

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1 June 1914

At Queenstown

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

8.10am: HMS “Thrush” shifted berth.

9.0am: HMS Hawke, Theseus, Gossamer and Skipjack sailed.

0.45pm: Made [Paid?] monthly money.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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2 June 1914

From Queenstown to Oban or at Sea

Lat 51.8, Long -8.3

am: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 84, 85, 86.

Draught of Water Forward 26’ 6”, Aft 25’ 10”.

7.5pm: Drew fires and hoisted in steamboats.

7.35pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. Course and speed as requisite.

8.24pm: Streamed Patent Log. 8.25pm: Shaped course S30E, 66 Revs.

9.39pm: Ballycotton Light abeam - 4.3 miles.

11.13pm: Mine Head Light abeam - 11 miles.

Midnight: Deviation by star Azimuth 2 degrees E.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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3 June 1914

From Queenstown to Oban or at Sea

Lat 53.2, Long -5.5

2.15am: Coningbeg Light Vessel N57E - 4 miles, altered course N80E.

2.50am: Sighted Tuscar Rock N57E.

4.0am: Deviation by Sun’s Azimuth = 2 degrees E.

4.15am: Altered course N34E. Tuskar Rock abeam 3.2 miles.

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags in honour of HM the King’s birthday.

10.2am: North Arklow Light Vessel abeam 1.5 miles.

11.8am: Codling Light abeam, altered course N28E.

2.20pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Stopped. Dropped target. Course and speed as requisite for firing 12 pounder with Cadets.

3.45pm: Picked up target and proceeded N28E, 66 Revs.

4.45pm: Sighted HMS “Oak” NExE, steering S.

5.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for swinging ship for adjustment of compasses.

6.15pm: Proceeded N28E, 66 Revs. 6.20pm: Streamed Patent Log, showing 175.1.

7.55pm: John’s Point Light House N46W - 10 miles.

8.5pm: Altered course to avoid drift-net fishing fleet. 9.0pm: Resumed course.

9.35pm: Altered course N1W. South Rock Light ship abeam.

10.0pm: Skullmartin [Skulmartin] Light Vessel abeam 2 miles.

11.25pm: Put clocks on 12 minutes.

11.36pm: Mew Island Light abeam - 1.5 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 159 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: South Rock Light N8E - 74 miles]

 

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4 June 1914

From Queenstown to Oban or at Oban [Scotland]

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

0.35am: Ran into fog bank. 0.50am: Cleared ditto.

1.0am: Sighted Sanda Island Point N18E.

1.12am: Maidens Light abeam 4.5 miles, altered course N8W.

2.5am: Put clocks on 13 minutes.

2.20am: Ran into fog bank - Sounded Syren.

3.45am: Sighted Mull of Cantyre N33.5E, altered course N15E.

4.20am: Fog cleared.

7.30am: Courses as requisite for proceeding through Sound of Islay.

10.25am: Isles of the Sea Light abeam 1.3 miles.

11.50am: Course as requisite approaching anchorage outside Oban.

0.8pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 11 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Castle Ruin 42 degrees, Monument 59 degrees 30 minutes, Whitemark, Monument 58 degrees 15 minutes, Rudh ‘Ard Point]

pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

4.30pm: Discharged 1 Leading Seaman to HMS “Nottingham”.

[Distance run through the water: 202.3 miles]

 

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5 June 1914

At Oban

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

10.0am: Commodore WE Goodenough visited ship.

0.45pm: One Rating joined ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

7.10pm: Light Cruiser Squadron sailed.

[North westerly winds force 4 during pm, rain on and off early and late in day, noon temperature 54F]

 

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6 June 1914

At Oban

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

0.55pm: 1 Rating joined from Devonport Barracks.

1.55pm: HMS “Cumberland” arrived.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

 

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7 June 1914

At Oban

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Rain and showers for much of day, noon temperature 49F]

 

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8 June 1914

From Oban to Tronjheim [Trondheim] or at Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -5.5

8.0am: Discharged 1 Rating to RNB [Royal Naval Barracks] Devonport.

pm: Employed preparing for sea.

[Draught Forward 25’ 9”, Aft 25’ 7”]

1.40pm: Let fires out and hoisted in steamboats.

2.0pm: Weighed. Proceeded 80 Revs, course as requisite through the Sound of Mull.

4.52pm: Shaped course N53E up Sleat Sound.

5.0pm: Ardnamurchan Light House abeam 0.75 miles.

7.50pm: Courses as requisite through Kyle Rhea and Kyle Akin.

8.52pm: Gallean Light abeam 1 mile, altered course N27W.

10.30pm: South Rona Light abeam, altered course N23E.

11.0pm: Exercised Place oil Navigation Lights.

Midnight: Rudh Re Light abeam 2.7 miles.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 525 lbs, Vegetables Received 1550 lbs]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of pm, noon temperature 55F]

 

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9 June 1914

From Oban to Trondheim or at Sea

Lat 59.2, Long -3.4

0.20am: Sighted Tiumpan Light North.

2.5am: Altered course to Starboard to avoid drifter.

2.40am: Tiumpan Light abeam, altered course N62E.

6.13am: Cape Wrath abeam, altered course N86E.

8.10am: Sighted Sule Skerry N25E.

11.16am: Sighted Noup Head [Light House] N60E.

0.30pm: Increased to full speed with boilers alight.

1.5pm: Noup Head Light abeam.

3.46pm: North Ronaldsay Light House abeam.

5.45pm: Sighted Sumburgh Head N72E.

7.33pm: Sumburgh Head abeam - 4.5 miles. Observed Deviation by transit 1 degree E.

8.16pm: Obtained Deviation by Sun Azimuth 2 degrees E.

10.22pm: Sighted Out Skerries Light N14E.

11.35pm: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 232 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 52F, sea temperature 49F]

 

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10 June 1914

From Oban to Trondheim or at Sea

Lat 61.8, Long 3.7

2.15am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

6.50am: Put clocks on 5 minutes.

am: Port Watch attended Medical Lecture. Training Classes under Instructions. Remainder employed as requisite.

pm: Training Classes under Seamanship and Torpedo Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

3.0pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow.

4.30pm: Svinoen Light abeam 4.2 miles.

7.50pm: Sighted Ona Light S80E.

10.40pm: Altered course S86E. Put clocks on 15 minutes.

11.8pm: Sighted Grip Light House S88E.

Midnight: Courses as requisite through Grip Holen.

[Distance run through the water: 267 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Svinöen Light N52E - 55 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Noon air and sea temperature 49F]

 

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11 June 1914

From Oban to Trondheim or at Trondheim [Norway]

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

1.40am: Hauled in Patent Log.

2.30am: Ran into fog. Sounded Syren.

3.15am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

3.45am: Fog cleared.

4.5am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

5.0am: Courses as requisite up Trondhjem Fiords. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.59am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower in 27 fathoms, veered to 9 shackles, off Trondhjem.

9.5am: Let fires die out in Nos 3, 4, 5, 6 A and 3 C Boilers. Saluted Norweigian [Norwegian] Flag with 21 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: Nearest Pier N87E, Head Light House, Cathedral Spire S28E, West end of Mole S49.5W]

11.45am: British Vice-Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto with 7 guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.15pm.

[Distance run through the water: 231.5 miles]

 

[For some reason pages for 30 and 31 December appeared here - they have been relocated to the correct place in chronological order]

 

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12 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

am: Hands employed painting ship, blacking down aloft and as requisite.

11.0am: Civil Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

0.45pm: General Officer commanding visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

4.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.15pm.

 

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13 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

7.30am: Tested life-buoys - found correct.

am: Hands employed cleaning ship throughout, and painting down aloft.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.15pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 1000 lbs]

 

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14 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

7.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.25am: Landed Wesleyans.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

Noon: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.30pm.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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15 June 1914

At Trondheim

Lat 63.4, Long 10.4

[A typical quiet day in port - all entries shown here as an example:]

0.35am: Let fires out in Steam Pinnace.

3.15am: Banked fires in Picket Boat.

4.0am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions.

am: Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder of hands employed as requisite.

pm: Hands employed as in forenoon.

4.0pm: Quarters.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30pm.

8.0pm: Let fires out and hoisted in Picket Boat.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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16 June 1914

From Trondhjem to Bergen or at Sea

Lat 63.4, Long 8.5

Draught Forward 24’ 10”, Aft 25’ 8”.

5.30am: Hands employed preparing for sea.

6.0am: Weighed. 6.6am: Proceeded 66 Revs. Courses as requisite out of Trondhjem Fiords.

8.30am: Courses as requisite out of Trondjem Lead.

11.50am: Sighted HMS “Natal” and “Achilles” WSW.

0.30pm: Passed HM Ships Natal, Achilles. Courses as requisite down Edo, Yttre and Ravine [Ravn] Fiords.

3.15pm: Proceeded out of Ravnegabn [Ravnegab].

5.25pm: Sighted Ona Light House S41W.

6.30pm: Ona Light abeam.

9.50pm: Sighted Svinoen Light House.

11.15pm: Svinoen Light abeam 6.8 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 59 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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17 June 1914

From Trondhjem to Bergen or at Sea

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

3.35am: Obtained Deviation by Sun Azimuth Deviation Nil.

6.43am: Sighted Utvaer S11E.

8.30am: Hauled in Patent Log showing 168.2.

8.45am: Courses as requisite up Fria Fiord [?] to Bergen.

am: Starboard Watch attended medical lecture. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

11.25am: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

0.53pm: Saluted Norweigian Flag 21 guns. Shore returned ditto.

1.5pm: Let go Starboard Anchor and proceeded to moor.

1.8pm: Let go Port Anchor, 6 shackles on each in 17.5 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Karinsfryd [?] 79 degrees 40 minutes, Church 62 degrees 20 minutes, Workshops abeam port]

3.40pm: Vice consul visited ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 9.30pm.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Noon temperature 56F, sea temperature 53F]

 

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18 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm.

4.30pm: HE [His Excellency] the Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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19 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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20 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

7.45am: Norweigian [Norwegian] gunboat sailed.

7.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10.0pm and to POs [Petty Officers] to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received 520 lbs, Vegetables Received 970 lbs]

 

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21 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

8.30am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.45am: Rear Admiral CA Madden visited ship, and inspected Cadets [probably CE Madden, as mentioned here, commanding the Second Cruiser Squadron at this time]

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10pm, and to POs to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 71F]

 

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22 June 1914

At Bergen

Lat 60.4, Long 5.3

8.0am: Dressed ship - rainbow fashion - in honour of HM the King's Accession Day.

Noon: Fired Royal Salute of 21 guns in honour of HM the King’s birthday.

5.0pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10pm, to those men who have not broken leave this year and to POs to 11pm.

8.30pm: Hands prepared for sea.

10.5pm: Undressed ship.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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23 June 1914

From Bergen to Christiania [Kristiania] or at Sea

Lat 59.6, Long 5.3

Draught of Water Forward 24’ 5”, Aft 25’ 7”.

5.0am: Unmoored, weighed Port anchor and shortened in to 4 shackles on Starboard cable. Hands securing ship for sea.

6.15am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 6.25am: Proceeded 72 Revs. Courses as requisite out of harbour and through Fiords By and Vatlestrom [Vatlestraumen] and Lonoosen [Lonosen].

9.30am: Aired bedding.

am: Courses as requisite through Langenuen and Bommel Fiords.

Noon Course as requisite through Hardanger Fiord.

1.0pm: Rovaer Light abeam 0.5 miles.

1.30pm: Shaped course South. 1.45pm: Streamed Patent Log.

2.4pm: Udsira [Utsira] Light abeam 2 miles.

8.15pm: Elsiro [?] Light House abeam 2.5 miles.

11.30pm: Sighted Naze [Lindesnes] Light S81E.

[Distance run through the water: 61.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Rövaer Light House S35W 10 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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24 June 1914

From Bergen to Christiania or at Sea

Lat 58.7, Long 9.9

0.45am: Sighted Ryvingen Light S87E.

5.0am: Sighted Oro [?] Light N, E.

8.30am: Outer Toringen [Torungen] Light abeam.

am: Lost overboard by accident - Cartridges, Drill BL 6” - I in number.

2.49pm: Foeder [Faerder] Light abeam 1.15 miles.

4.30pm: Courses as requisite up Christiania Fiords.

6.13pm: Reduced 54 Revs through narrows.

7.53pm: Let go Starboard anchor and proceeded to moor with 5 shackles on each in 13 fathoms.

7.53pm: Saluted Norweigian [Norwegian] Flag with 21 guns. Battery returned salute.

8.55pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Anchor Bearings: Vippetang end of Wharf 123 degrees, Kavringen Light Beacon 51 - 20 Brandskein [?], ditto 73 - 45 Tyocholm [?]]

[Distance run through the water: 254 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 63F]

 

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25 June 1914

At Kristiania [modern day Oslo]

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

9.30am: British Consul visited ship. Saluted ditto 7 guns.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11pm.

1.30pm: Civil Governor made official visit. Saluted ditto with 15 guns.

1.30pm: British Minister made official visit. Saluted ditto 15 guns.

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received 260 lbs, Vegetables Received 500lbs]

 

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26 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

1.30pm: General C-in-C [Commander in Chief] visited ship. Saluted ditto 13 guns.

4.40pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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27 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

9.30am: Norweigian [Norwegian] TB [Torpedo Boat] Flotilla arrived.

Noon: Norweigian Commodore visited ship. Saluted ditto 11 guns.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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28 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

9.10am: Landed RC’s [Roman Catholics] and Wesleyans.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.0am: Church Parties returned.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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29 June 1914

At Kristiania

Lat 59.9, Long 10.7

7.10am: Norweigian TB Flotilla sailed.

am: Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Remainder refitting boats’ falls and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11.0pm.

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Fresh Beef Received 580 lbs, Vegetables Received 1450 lbs]

 

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30 June 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes or at Sea

Lat 59.5, Long 9.9

Draught Forward 24’ 2”, Aft 25’ 2”.

6.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea.

8.15am: Hoisted in and drew fires in Steam Pinnace and Picket Boat.

8.30am: Unmoored, weighed Port anchor.

8.55am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 9.5am: Proceeded as requisite 68 Revs.

10.42am: Increased 68 Revs. Courses as requisite out of Fiord.

0.30pm: Shaped course S6W.

2.37pm: Altered course S44W, Foerder [Faerder] Light House N74W.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised General Quarters. Steered from Conning Tower. 4.50pm: Secured.

4.55pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.0pm: Read warrant No 88.

7.45pm: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

8.40pm: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 30 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Horten Light S27W 3.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

 

LOG BOOK – JULY 1914

 

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1 July 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes or at Sea

Lat 55.7, Long 7.0

1.15am: Put clocks back 5 minutes.

4.50am: Sighted Lodbierg [Lodbjerg] Light S63E.

6.50am: Put clocks back 4 minutes.

11.45am: Altered course to avoid trawler. 11.48am: Resumed course.

1.0pm: Passed Swedish Cruiser steering NE.

4.15pm: Quarters. Read returns of Courts-Martials for Quarter ending 31/3/14.

10.0pm: Put clocks back 4.5 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 261.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Terschelling Light Vessel S29W 155 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 68F, sea temperature 60F]

 

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2 July 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes or at Sea

Lat 52.3, Long 2.9

1.35am: Sighted Brandaris Light S27E.

2.10am: Sighted Tenschelling Light S21E.

3.15am: Put clocks back 10 minutes.

5.35am: Haaks Light Ship abeam 1 mile to Starboard.

9.0am: Prayers - Divisions. Read Articles of War.

10.0am: Fresh squall came up from Southward.

pm: Paid monthly money.

2.58pm: Sighted Outer Gabbard N64W.

4.15pm: Quarters. Exercised “Prepare to Tow Forward”.

4.25pm: Galloper Light Vessel abeam.

6.57pm: North Goodwin Light Vessel abeam 2.25 miles.

8.30pm: South Goodwin Light abeam.

10.3pm: Sighted Dungeness Light S77W.

10.55pm: Dungeness Light abeam.

[Distance run through the water: 267.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty all day, noon temperature 64F, sea temperature 58F]

 

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3 July 1914

From Kristiania to Cowes and at Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

0.20am: Sighted Royal Sovereign Light Vessel N79W.

1.8am: Royal Sovereign abeam 2.6 miles.

1.51am: Beachy Head Light abeam.

4.50am: Put clocks back 8 minutes to GMT [Greenwich Mean Time].

4.52am: Sighted Owers Light Vessel N54W.

6.35am: Nab abeam, altered course N20W.

8.58am: Let go Starboard anchor and proceeded to moor, 5 shackles on each in 12.5 fathoms.

[Anchor Bearings: Norris Castle FS [Flag Staff] S31E, Yacht Club FS S53W, CG [Coast Guard] FS S11W]

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 260 lbs, Vegetables Received 1108 lbs]

[Coal remaining 519 tons]

[Mist and rain during am, noon temperature 58F]

 

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4 July 1914

At Cowes [Isle of Wight, England]

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

10.0am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board.

11.30am: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 10am Monday [on this Saturday].

pm: Make and Mend Clothes.

2.30pm: Finished court of Enquiry.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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5 July 1914

At Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

9.30am: Divisions. Held Divine Service.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Rain through middle of day, noon temperature 59F]

 

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6 July 1914

At Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

4.0am: HMS “Maidstone” passed with Submarine D4 in tow.

am: Hands employed painting ship and as requisite.

Noon: HMS “Dreadnought” passed steering West.

3.0pm: HMTBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] Sparrowhawk passed going West.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7.0am.

5.25pm: HMS Firequeen sailed.

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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7 July 1914

At Cowes

Lat 50.8, Long -1.3

1.0am: Landed Fire Party with Demolition gear to extinguish fire at West Cowes.

3.30am: Fire Party returned.

am: Marine Detachment at Small Arm Drill. Torpedo Training Class under Instruction. Men passing for higher rating and Leading Seamen away boat sailing. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.15pm: One Musician joined ship.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7.0am.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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8 July 1914

From Cowes to Swanage or at Swanage

Lat 50.6, Long -1.9

Draught Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 9”.

6.30am: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite.

7.0am: Unmoored. Weighed Port anchor and shortened in to 3 shackles on Starboard cable.

8.8am: Weighed Starboard anchor. 8.10am: Proceeded 66 Revs. Courses as requisite down Solent and Needles Channel.

10.6am: Shaped course West. Streamed Patent Log.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite for entering Swanage.

11.34am: Let go Port Bower in 9.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Old Harry N30E, Grand Hotel FS [Flag Staff] N64W, Peveril Point FS S55W]

pm: Lost overboard by accident. Fenders, coir, Pattern 309, one in Number.

pm: Hands employed preparing ship for painting and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 11.15pm.

7.0pm: One Rating joined.

7.45pm: Two mine sweepers arrived and anchored.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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9 July 1914

At Swanage

Lat 50.6, Long -1.9

3.40am: Two mine sweepers sailed.

am: Hands employed painting ship throughout.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11.15pm.

 

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10 July 1914

From Swanage to Portland or at Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.0

Draught Forward 23’ 4”, Aft 24’ 8”.

4.0am: HMS Maidstone and 5 Destroyers passed.

6.0am: Hands employed preparing for sea and as requisite.

9.3am: Weighed and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite for carrying out Cadets 12 Pounder firing.

9.35am: Stopped. Dropped target.

11.0am: Completed firing. 11.15am: Shaped course West, 65 Revs.

1.30pm Course and speed as requisite for entering Portland Harbour.

1.59pm: Stopped. Secured to E4 Buoy.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 89.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 62F]

 

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11 July 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.4

11.30am: Gave leave to Port Watch to 10.30am Monday [on this Saturday].

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 328 lbs, Vegetables Received 1250 lbs]

 

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12 July 1914

At Portland

Lat 50.6, Long -2.4

8.0am: Landed Roman Catholics.

9.10am: Landed Church Parties.

10.10am: Held Divine Services.

10.45am: RC’s returned.

4.10pm: Hands preparing for coaling ship.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining: 386-12 tons]

 

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13 July 1914

From Portland to Dartmouth or at Dartmouth

Lat 50.6, Long -2.4

Draught of Water Forward 24’ 7”, Aft 24’ 11”.

5.0am: Hands employed preparing for coaling.

5.55am: HMS “Britannia” arrived.

7.35am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.3am: HMS “New Zealand” sailed.

10.55am: Completed with 300 tons coal.

11.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

1.5pm: Slipped and proceeded. Course and speed as requisite out of South Ship Channel.

1.52pm: Shaped course N88W. Bill of Portland Light House N2E, 1.4 miles.

6.0pm: Course as requisite for anchorage, speed as requisite.

6.24pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles.

7.15pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

Anchorage Bearings: CGFS [Coast Guard Flag Staff] N47W, Day Beacon N34E, abeam port Mewstone N86E.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Coal remaining 351- 8 + 369, Total 720-8 tons]

 

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14 July 1914

At Dartmouth

Lat 50.4, Long -3.6

9.15am: TB [Torpedo Boat] No 16 arrived and proceeded up harbour.

3.10pm: HMS “Roebuck” proceeded up harbour.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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15 July 1914

At Dartmouth

Lat 50.4, Long -3.6

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 11pm.

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 780 lbs, Vegetables Received 940 lbs, Bread Received 600 lbs]

[Temperature peaked at 67F, at 4pm]

 

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16 July 1914

From Dartmouth to Spithead or at Spithead

Lat 50.4, Long -2.5

Draught Forward 24’ 4”, Aft 25’ 3”.

7.20am: Let fires out and hoisted steamboats.

7.33am: Weighed. 7.35am: Proceeded 66 Revs. Course S84E. 7.50am: Streamed Patent Log.

11.0am: Altered course S66E to close “Carnarvon”. Increased 71 Revs.

0.45pm: Took up station 4 cables astern of “Carnarvon”, 50 Revs, Course N88E.

2.15pm: Course and speed as requisite for entering Needles Channel.

5.0pm: Course and speed as requisite up Solent and to Spithead.

7.2pm: Let go Starboard anchor. 7.9pm: Let go Port anchor and proceeded to moor, 6 shackles on each in 14.75 fathoms.

8.0pm: Weighed Starboard anchor. 8.5pm: Weighed Port anchor. Proceeded as requisite to shift berth.

9.40pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor and proceeded to moor 6 shackles on each in 14.75 fathoms.

[Anchorage Bearings: Lee-on-Solent Pier 52 degrees 30 minutes, Measured Mile Beacon 58 30 Spit Fort, ditto 41 05 Fort Monckton]

[Distance run through the water: 41.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bill of Portland N16E 6.75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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17 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

1.25pm: Exercised Man Ship. Hands employed about boats and as requisite.

3.45pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 7am.

4.40pm: 7th Battle Squadron arrived.

5.10pm: 6th Cruiser Squadron arrived.

6.10pm: Training Squadron arrived.

6.30pm: Fleet auxiliaries arrived.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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18 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

6.45am: 8th Battle Squadron arrived.

7.20am: 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Cruiser Squadrons arrived.

10.15am: First Lord of Admiralty visited ship and inspected Cadets.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch to 7am. Discharged 3 Ratings to Depot.

5.0pm: Fired Royal Salute 21 guns.

9.15pm: Burned searchlights.

10.50pm: Finished Searchlight display.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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19 July 1914

At Spithead

Lat 50.8, Long -1.1

10.20am: Held Divine Service. Second and Fourth Sea Lords attended Divine Service, and inspected Cadets.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 8pm.

 

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20 July 1914

From Spithead to Sea or at Sea

Lat 50.5, Long -1.0

Draught Forward 23’ 9”, Aft 25’ 2”.

5.0am: Hands preparing ship for sea.

6.15am: Unmoored. Weighed Western anchor and shortened in to 5 shackles on Port anchor.

8.0am: Let fires out in First Steam Pinnace. Squadrons weighing and proceeding to sea as ordered.

9.34am: Weighed. 10.10am: Proceeded course and speed as requisite astern of Cumberland, 5th, 6th and 7th CS [Cruiser Squadrons] in company.

10.42am: Formed Divisions line ahead disposed abeam to Port.

11.5am: Moored ship and cheered HM the King in Victoria and Albert [though according to the log book of HMS Carnarvon for this date, the King was on HMY Alexandra].

Noon: Course SWxS speed as requisite.

pm: Course and speed as requisite for carrying out PZ1 exercise.

1.45pm: Cleared ship for action. 1.55pm: Exercised General Quarters.

4.2pm: Finished PZ1. Course as required for joining Fleet.

5.0pm: Took station astern of Cumberland 2.5 cables. Course West 13 knots.

6.15pm: Altered course N77W.

10.8pm: Portland Light abeam 6.6 miles.

[True Bearing and Distance: Doing PZ Exercise] [Note - PZ - the code used to give the order to commence exercises to accustom two or more Squadrons to work together, to gain practical experience of the difficulties of signalling to and of manoeuvring a large fleet]

[Cornwall was part of the Mobilisation Fleet Review, in which 59 battleships and 17 seaplanes took part. More details about fleet reviews here, and here, a picture here]

[Noon air and sea temperature 64F]

 

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21 July 1914

At Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -2.8

0.7am: Columns closed to 2.5 cables apart.

1.12am: Let go Starboard anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles in Tor Bay.

Anchorage Bearings: Berry Head Light S8W, Brixham Dolphin Light S52W.

8.25am: Shortened in to 2 shackles. 8.45am: Weighed.

8.55am: Proceeded 13 knots. Course S54E for Rendezvous PZ2.

10.45am: Course and speed as Requisite. Took station 1 mile South of 6th CS [Cruiser Squadron]. 11.6am: Stopped.

11.45am: Proceeded 13 knots. Course as requisite for taking station 10 miles South of 6th CS.

Noon: Course as requisite for PZ2.

1.25pm: Exercised General Quarters. 2.0pm: Secured.

3.0pm: Exercised Action. Carried out PZ.

3.50pm: Finished PZ exercise No 2.

5.30pm: Sighted Portland Bill N5W.

6.57pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in K2 berth in 11 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[At single anchor in Weymouth Bay]

[True Bearing and Distance: Portland Bill - N35E 21.5 miles]

 

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22 July 1914

From Weymouth Bay to Sea or at Sea

Lat 50.2, Long -2.8

4.33am: Shortened in to 3 shackles.

4.40am: Weighed. 4.50am: Proceeded 14 knots. Course S25E. Took station 2.5 cables astern of Cumberland.

7.20am: Assumed 5th Organisation.

8.35am: Course W0.5N, 3 miles on Port beam of “Shannon”.

9.0am: Prayers. Divisions. Course and speed as requisite for PZ exercise.

10.0am: Cleared ship for action. Exercised General Quarters.

11.43am: Finished PZ3. 11.45am: Stopped.

0.10pm: Assumed 6th organization. Courses and speeds as requisite for PZ4 exercise.

3.5pm: Exercised Action. 3.15pm: Finished PZ. 3.35pm: Stopped.

4.15pm: Course N15W, 11 knots.

6.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage in Lyme Bay.

6.40pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 17 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Orcombe Point N62.5W, Salcombe Church N8W, Bere Head Semaphore N25E]

9.0pm: Burnt Searchlights.

9.5pm: Exercised Night Defence stations.

10.15pm: Secured.

 

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23 July 1914

Lat 50.0, Long -2.9

Draught Forward 23’ 5”, Aft 24’ 9”.

6.26am: Weighed. 6.40am: Proceeded 11 knots S15W in single line. 6.45am: 7 knots.

9.25am: Course and speed as requisite for PZ exercises.

10.45am: Exercised General Quarters.

11.45am: Secured. Finished tactical exercises.

0.10pm: Quitted line and shaped course N62W, 15 knots.

1.30pm: Sighted Start Point N43W.

3.0pm: Course and speed as requisite for Plymouth Sound.

3.50pm: Let go Port anchor. 3.55pm: Weighed and proceeded.

4.5pm: Stopped. Let go Starboard anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles in Cawsand Bay.

[Anchorage bearings: Penlee Tower S56W, Maker Church N9E, Breakwater Light S88E]

5.30pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite up harbour.

6.45pm: Stopped. Secured alongside No 5 Wharf in Hamoaze.

7.10pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch to 6.45am.

[Coal remaining 233-4 tons]

 

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24 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

5.0am: HMS Ships Hannibal, Active, Albion, Exmouth arrived.

10.30am: Read warrant No 90.

pm: One Rating joined from RNB [Royal Naval Barracks].

4.15pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch to 6.45am.

 

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25 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: HM Ships Glory, Canopus, Victorious and Talbot arrived.

am: Tested life buoys, found correct. Hands getting up ammunition.

Noon: Discharged 66 Cadets on leave.

1.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch to 6.45am Monday [on this Saturday] and to one third [blank].

 

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26 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.40am: Landed Church Parties.

9.30am: Divisions.

10.30am: Church Parties returned.

1.0pm: Gave leave to one third Port Watch to 6.45am.

 

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27 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.30am: Moved ship into No 10 Dock.

[In Dry Dock]

am: Hands cleaning ship’s bottom and as requisite.

pm: Hands cleaning and scraping ship’s bottom.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third of Starboard Watch to 6.45am:

 

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28 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

pm: Discharged 2 Ratings to Hospital. Hands employed surveying cable and as requisite.

4.30pm: Gave leave to Starboard Watch and one third Port to 6.45am.

 

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29 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

am: All Store Officer’s parties drawing stores, remainder stowing cable and as requisite. Read Warrant no 91.

9.20am: Discharged 1 Seaman to Detention.

11.0am: Two Privates RMLI [Royal Marines Light Infantry] joined.

5.5pm: Gave leave to Port Watch and one third Starboard Watch to 6.45am.

 

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30 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

am: Parties drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands rigging stages and as requisite.

4.10pm: Hands provisioning ship. Let fires out in steam pinnace.

5.45pm: Gave leave to Natives to 6.45am.

7.15pm: 93 Ratings joined. 4 Cadets, 1 Sub Lieutenant RNR [Royal Naval Reserve] joined.

8.0pm: 53 Boys joined. 5 Privates, 1 Corporal RMLI joined. 1 Naval Cadet joined.

 

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31 July 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

1.15am: One Cadet joined.

am: Hands provisioning and ammunitioning ship.

am: Discharged 9 Ratings to Monmouth and 2 Ratings to Depot. 5 Ratings joined.

2.0pm: 1 Rating joined from Hospital.

4.30pm: Gave leave to natives Port Watch and First part Starboard Watch to 6.45am.

5.0pm: Exercised General Quarters and Fire Stations.

10.30pm: HMS London placed in No 4 Basin.

 

 

LOG BOOK – AUGUST 1914

 

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1 August 1914

At Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

[in Dry Dock]

am: Hands employed preparing for coaling and as requisite. Parties drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands employed unrigging stages and as requisite.

6.0pm: Shifted ship to No 8 Coaling Wharf.

7.20pm: In all boom boats.

7.30pm: Moored alongside No 8 Wharf.

8.45pm: Commenced coaling.

[Fresh Beef Received 405 lbs, Vegetables Received 3000 lbs, Bread Received 1200 lbs]

[Rain for most of the day, noon temperature 62F]

 

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2 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

am: Hands coaling ship.

10.30am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 3, 4, 6 A and 1, 3, 4, 6, 8 B and 4 and 8 C Boilers.

11.5am: Completed with 1610 Tons coal. Hands preparing for sea,

0.35pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 4 ,5 A Boilers and 6, 7, 9 C Boilers.

Draught Forward 27’ 3”, Aft 26’ 0”.

1.40pm: Lit fires in Nos 2, 4, 7, 8 B Boilers.

1.45pm: Slipped and proceeded in tow of tugs as requisite out of harbour.

2.35pm: Stopped. Dropped pilot. 2.37pm: Proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite.

2.45pm: Set course S45W, 12 knots.

3.0pm: Increased 15 knots. 3.25pm: Streamed Patent Log.

6.0pm: Read and Exercised Stations for Night Defence.

7.20pm: Exercised General Quarters.

8.0pm: Secured.

9.10pm: Sighted Ushant Light S16W.

10.50pm: Exercised Sea Boat’s crew.

11.0pm: Ushant Light abeam, altered course SW.

[Coal remaining 71-14 + 1610, Total 1681-14 tons]

 

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3 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 45.7, Long -7.5

3.23am: Challenged French man-of-war, who replied.

5.10am: Secured - Daylight.

pm: Hands preparing ship for War.

4.30pm: Exercised Night Defence Stations. 5.30pm: Dispersed.

8.15pm: Darkened ship. 8.30pm: Night Defence Stations.

9.45pm: Sighted Cape Villano S28W.

11.35pm: Cape Villano abeam, altered course S40W.

[Distance run through the water: 315.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Villano S27W 173 miles]

[Westerly wind force 3 for most of day, noon temperature 67F, sea temperature 60F]

 

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4 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar or at Sea

Lat 40.4, Long -11.0

5.10am: Daylight. Secured.

10.30am: Fore turret, A and B Groups at Divisional Drill. Remainder employed as requisite. Remainder preparing ship for war.

4.10pm: Connected up Fore Cross Passage steering gear.

4.50pm: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

7.45pm: Darkened ship.

8.25pm: Hands to “night defence stations”.

9.8pm: Received telegram from Admiralty authorizing commencement of hostilities against Germany from midnight.

[Distance run through the water: 355.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape St Vincent S26E 224 miles]

 

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5 August 1914

From Devonport to Gibraltar

Lat 36.5, Long -7.6

4.55am: Sighted Cape St Vincent.

5.10am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

7.55am: Altered course to ascertain nationality of Russian Vessel.

8.10am: Resumed course.

am: During forenoon the course was altered continually for short periods to ascertain nationality of merchant shipping, and to inform British ships of outbreak of war.

2.30pm: Sighted German steamship "Syra" [see Vessel History here] from Hamburg N85E, 2.5 miles approximately, steering SE. Altered course to overhaul her, speed as requisite.

2.55pm: Stopped. Lieutenant Whitehead and boarding party boarded and captured her.

3.45pm: Sent prize crew. Lat 36 15.5 N, Long 6 32 W.

4.5pm: Hoisted sea boat. Proceeded S54E, 107 Revs.

6.38pm: Tarifa Point abeam.

7.15pm: Course as requisite for Gibraltar.

7.40pm: Stopped. Secured alongside North Mole.

8.30pm: Commenced coaling ship. Lost overboard by accident Spring hooks pattern 2096a, 1 in number.

[Distance run through the water: 358 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Trafalgar S75E - 77 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 1247-2 tons]

[Noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 71F]

 

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6 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Casablanca

Lat 34.7, Long -6.9

2.30am: Finished coaling, completed with 369 tons.

3.5am: Slipped and proceeded. Courses as requisite.

3.44am: Increased 15 knots. Exercised Night Defence Stations. Shaped course S50W.

4.47am: Tarifa Light abeam. Sighted Cape Spartel S71W.

5.15am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

4.0pm: Courses as Requisite for anchorage.

4.15pm: Speed as requisite. 4.38pm: Stopped.

4.45pm: Let go Starboard Bower anchor in 12 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles.

6.30pm: Exercised Action. 6.45pm: Secure.

8.15pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

Anchorage Bearings: Church S58W, WT [Wireless Telegraph] Masts S81W, Black Rock S40E.

[Distance run through the water: 123.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Casa Blanca S30W - 70 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

[Coal remaining: 1141-18 + 369, Total 1510-18 tons]

[Noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 72F]

 

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7 August 1914

From Casablanca to Gibraltar

Lat 33.6, Long -7.6

5.25am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

10.12am: Exercised General Quarters. 10.55am: Secure.

10.45am: British and French Consuls visited ship.

11.0am: Saluted Consul 9 guns.

3.55pm: Shortened in cable.

4.5pm: Weighed and proceeded. 4.10pm: Course N44E - 15 knots.

8.10pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

 

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8 August 1914

From Casablanca to Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.4

1.30am: Sighted Cape Spartel N74E.

7.22am: Proceeded into Gibraltar Harbour 10 knots.

7.38am: Stopped. Secured alongside North Mole.

8.30am: Commenced coaling ship.

11.35am: Completed with 342 tons coal.

2.51pm: French TBD Protet sailed.

6.40pm: TB [Torpedo Boat] Flotilla sailed.

7.15pm: Two TBs arrived.

Draught Forward 27’ 0”, Aft 25’ 9”.

10.0pm: Slipped and proceeded as requisite out of harbour.

10.25pm: Hands to Night Defence Stations.

10.40pm: Shaped course S30W, 12 knots.

[Coal remaining: 1335-12 + 342, Total 1677-12 tons]

 

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9 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 35.1, Long -8.9

0.55am: Altered course to close and examine Merchantman.

2.13am: Resumed course.

5.15am: Daylight Secured from Night Defence.

9.45am: Altered course 16 Points to close and examine Merchantman - Spanish.

10.0am: Resumed course.

11.0am: Performed Divine Service.

10.50pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 201.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Madeira S70W - 413 miles]

[Noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 72F]

 

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10 August 1914

From Gibraltar to Madeira or at Sea

Lat 32.9, Long -16.0

1.25am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

2.23am: Altered course to communicated [sic] with SS “Sterndale”.

2.40am: Resumed course.

5.30am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

10.48am: Exercised “Connect up Conning Tower Steering gear”.

10.52am: Connected up Fore Bridge Steering gear.

am: A and B Groups at Divisional Drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

0.23pm: Sighted Porto Santo Island.

0.45pm: Altered course as requisite for searching Porto Santo, Madeira and Dezerta [Desertas] Islands.

1.16pm: Liona [?] Light House abeam.

3.11pm: Fora Island Light abeam.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrants Nos 92, 93, 94, 95.

4.50pm: Passed 3.5 miles abeam of Funchal 3 German merchant ships, including Petropolis and Colmar at anchor. Communicated by signal to SS Anglesea.

5.45pm: Sighted Dezerta Grande.

[Distance run through the water: 375 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of day, noon temperature 70F, sea temperature 69F]

 

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11 August 1914

From Madeira to Canary Islands

Lat 30.1, Long -15.8

10.0am: Sighted Great Piton Island. Courses as requisite for searching Salvage Islands [also called Savage Islands or Ilhas Selvagens] - Nothing seen.

am: Boys mustering bags. Remainder as requisite.

6.0pm: Sighted land SW; also a steamer bearing S50W.

6.0pm: Altered course to close steamer SS Memnon (British).

6.36pm: Resumed course.

7.25pm: Sighted Anaga Point [Punta de Anaga - Tenerife] Light S53W.

[Distance run through the water: 279 miles]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for much of pm, misty from noon onwards, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 72F]

 

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12 August 1914

At Sea near Canary Islands

Lat 27.6, Long -15.8

4.45am: Sighted Man of War WNW.

5.0am: Challenge answered by HMS “Cumberland”.

6.10am: Stopped. Arrived at Rendezvous.

6.40am: HMS “Cumberland” arrived, communicated with ditto.

9.10am: Proceeded as Requisite 7000 yards for converging gun sights on HMS “Cumberland”.

9.30pm: Stopped.

am: Exercised Stokers at “Action” stations. Hands employed as requisite.

11.0am: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

0.2pm: Proceeded 50 Revs. Course N20W.

3.0pm: Put clocks on 20 minutes.

4.45pm: Put clocks on 10 minutes to GMT.

8.45pm: Sighted Anaga Point Light N17W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Maspalomas Light [Gran Canaria] N37E 12.5 miles]

 

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13 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 29.6, Long -15.8

8.35am: Sighted Salvage Islands N37W.

9.40am: Exercised Action. Connected up Fore Cross Passage steering position.

10.40am: Disperse. Connected Fore Bridge steering gear. 6” guns crews at Loader and Deflection Teacher. Boys under Instruction.

8.24pm: Sighted Anaga Point Light S53W.

[True Bearing and Distance: Anaga Point - Tenerife S15W - 65 miles]

 

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14 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.1, Long -15.4

1.50am: Sighted Sardina Point [Punta Sardina - Gran Canaria] Light.

2.24am: Altered course South to close steamer.

2.30am: Course and speed as requisite for examining SS “San Telmo” from Christania [Oslo].

3.10am: Resumed course and speed.

3.30am: Sighted Isleta Light S34E.

6.0am: Arrived at Rendez-vous. Stopped. Secured from Night Defence.

6.15am: As Requisite for closing HMS “Cumberland”.

6.30am: Stopped. Communicated with ditto.

7.15am: Proceeded West - 10 knots for Las Palmas.

8.19am: Came to with Starboard Bower anchor in 10.5 fathoms, veered to 4.5 shackles. Saluted Spanish flag, 21 guns. Fort returned ditto. Saluted Rear Admiral Cataluna with 13 guns. Returned ditto.

[Anchorage Bearings: Castle N42W, West Mole extreme S82W, Outer Mole Light S8W]

10.0am: Commenced coaling ship.

9.0am: British Consul visited ship.

Noon: Saluted Spanish Vice Admiral of Cataluna with 15 guns.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

4.20pm: Civil Governor visited ship. Saluted ditto13 guns. Fort returned ditto.

4.30pm: Completed with 615 tons coal.

6.55pm: Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour. Course as requisite to close Cumberland.

8.15pm: Stopped. Communicated with “Cumberland”.

9.15pm: Proceeded. Course as requisite for closing SS Ploughwell [possibly this ship which had a number of different names].

10.49pm: CourseN40W.

Midnight: Closed steamer bearing West.

[Fresh Beef Received 920 lbs, Vegetables Received 5000 lbs]

[Coal remaining 1070-14 + 615, Total 1685-14 tons]

[Noon temperature 81F]

 

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15 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.2, Long -15.8

0.15am: Closed SS Avetoro - Russian. Course and speed as requisite.

1.44am: Sighted SS Ellaline "B" Cardiff.

3.45am: Altered course N10E. Isleta Light N75W.

10.15am: Passed SS “Highland Laddie” [possibly this ship] proceeding to Las Palmas.

10.45am: Sighted stranger S18E. Course and speed as requisite for closing ditto.

11.58am: Stopped. Sent boarding party to SS “Re Vittorio” [probably this ship], Italian mailship.

pm: Communicated with SS “Rc Vittorio”. Discovered 21 German Reservists.

3.30pm: Made SS “Re Vittorio” a prize. Sent prize crew in charge of Lieutenant Howsmith [?] and Mr Franklin and Sub Lieutenant Staide RNR.

4.10pm: Proceeded 94 Revs. Course N58E to convoy SS “Re Vittorio” to Gibraltar.

[True Bearing and Distance: Melenara Point [Gran Canaria] S84.75W 23 miles]

[Northerly wind force 4 to 5 all day, with sea state rough in evening, noon air and sea temperature 73F]

 

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16 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 30.2, Long -13.1

9.10am: Course and speed as requisite to close steamer Spanish.

9.17am: Resumed both course and speed.

3.25pm: Sighted Allegranza Island [Isla de Alegranza] S48W.

5.0pm: Allegranza Light S84W, 2.2 miles, altered course S10E.

[Distance run through the water: 258.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Allegranza Island Light S23W - 51 miles]

[NE wind force 4 to 6 during day, with sea state rough in late am, noon air and sea temperature 71F]

 

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17 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.2, Long -15.4

9.30am: Divisions and Prayers. Gun’s crews at Deflection Teacher and Loader.

10.0am: Connected up Conning Tower steering gear.

10.10am: Connected up Hand Wheel to exercise Hand Wheel Party.

11.15am: Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

11.50am: Courses as Requisite to close RMSP “Orlanza” [probably Royal Mail Steam Packet “Arlanza”, later HMS Arlanza]

0.10pm: Stopped. Communicated with HBM [His Britannic Majesty’s] Consul and SS Orlanza.

1.0pm: Proceeded S15E, 8 knots.

1.48pm: Course as Requisite to close SS Prah [?], 12 knots.

5.17pm: Course as Requisite to close SS Ausonia (Italian) speed 12 knots.

5.50pm: Altered course as requisite to close PSNO [Pacific Steam Navigation Company] “Orcoma” [later HMS Orcoma].

7.25pm: Maspalomas Light abeam 3.1 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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18 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 27.9, Long -15.0

1.40am: Morro Colchas abeam 4 miles.

5.40am: Maspalomas Light 4 Points on Port Bow.

6.30am: Sighted sailing ship on Port Bow (Spanish).

10.10am: Exercised “Action”. 10.40am: Secured. Boys under Instruction. 6” gun’s crews at Loader.

Noon: Sighted Peak Tenerife N42W.

8.58pm: Rasca Light abeam.

9.15pm: Sighted San Cristovel Light [San Cristobal] N43W. Increased 42 Revs.

11.26pm: Sighted Teno Point Light [Punta de Teno] N5E.

[Distance run through the water: 183.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz de Tenerife N20W - 35 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 through middle of day, noon temperature 73F, sea temperature 71F]

 

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19 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.5, Long -18.0

6.10am: Teno Point Light N29E - 5.5 miles. Altered course N60W. Increased 10 knots. Daylight. Secured from Night Defence.

8.50am: Sighted Palma Island N45W.

6.35pm: Sighted steamer. 6.40pm: Altered course East to close Spanish mail steamer.

10.15pm: Sighted Gomera Light S10W.

11.15pm: Teno Point abeam.

[Distance run through the water: 202.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Fuencaliente Point S63E - 8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Easterly winds very variable in force during day - from force 2 to force 8]

 

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20 August 1914

At Sea off Canary Islands

Lat 28.1, Long -17.0

0.25am: Sighted Rasca Point Light S31E.

1.45pm: Rasca Point abeam 1 mile, altered course S56E.

4.10pm: Read Warrant No 96.

8.10pm: Sighted Steamer S20E. Course and speed as requisite for closing “Don Caesar” of London.

8.50pm: Course NW, 42 Revs.

11.0pm: Altered course 16 Points Port to SE.

[Distance run through the water: 230.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Winds very variable in force again today]

 

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21 August 1914

At sea off Canary Islands

Lat 27.9, Long -15.9

5.20am: Altered course as requisite to close stranger. Speed as requisite. Communicated with SS Senna of Bergen.

6.35am: Reduced 62 Revs, course as requisite for Rendez-vous.

7.15am: Stopped. Communicated with HMS “Highflyer”.

10.15am: Proceeded N40E 10 knots.

10.40am: Communicated with SS “Libra”.

am: Scrubbed hammocks and clothes.

3.45pm: Courses as requisite in approaching Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

3.56pm: Stopped to communicate with SS Ruahina.

4.5pm: Course and speed as requisite alongside SS Ruahina.

5.5pm: Course N60E.

[Distance run through the water: 181.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Santa Cruz Light Tenerife N30W - 39 miles]

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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22 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 27.8, Long -16.0

6.18am: Altered course as requisite, speed 12 knots, to close steamer.

7.0am: Stopped, and as requisite to bespeak SS “Tropic” - White Star.

7.10am: Resumed course and speed.

10.30am: As Requisite to close HMS “Highflyer”.

11.10am: Proceeded 63 Revs S56W. Tested Life-buoys found correct. Turned in seaboat (Starboard).

5.0pm: Altered course SSE to close steamer.

5.45pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Eveline” [probably] of Newcastle and ordered him to proceed to England. He had cargo of red wood for Germany.

6.50pm: Proceeded S56W, 10 knots.

11.50pm: Altered course N68W to close steamer.

[Distance run through the water: 207.1 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Morro Colchas Light S84E - 19 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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23 August 1914

From Canary Islands to Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 24.8, Long -18.4

0.22am: Stopped to communicate with SS “Lord Erne”.

0.45am: Proceeded S56W, 10 knots.

3.50am: Sighted steamer.

4.0am: Courses as Requisite to bespeak SS Borda (British).

4.35am: Course S56W, 63 Revs.

6.30pm: Sighted Ocean Tug, altered course NWxN. 6.52pm: Resumed course and speed.

7.0pm: Stopped to bespeak SS “Louwergei” [?] (Dutch).

7.25pm: Resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the water: 234.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent S38W - 607 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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24 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent or at Sea

Lat 21.7, Long -21.3

9.35am: Divisions. Read Prayers. Boys aired blue clothing. Seamen aired bedding. Gun’s crews at Loader and Deflection. Remainder as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 97.

9.20pm: Altered course as Requisite to intercept steamer.

9.45pm: Stopped to communicate with SS Desna RMSP [Royal Mail Steam Packet Company - mentioned in this list].

10.10pm: Proceeded S56W, 52 Revs.

[Distance run through the water: 247.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 for much of day, noon temperature 76F, sea temperature 77F]

 

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25 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent Cape Verde Islands or at Sea

Lat 18.9, Long -23.8

am: 6” Gun’s crews at Loader. First Division aired bedding. Second and Third Divisions aired night clothing.

10.30am: Exercised Main Control.

[Distance run through the water: 219.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 all day, noon air and sea temperature 78F]

 

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26 August 1914

From Canary Islands to St Vincent or at St Vincent [Sao Vicente]

Lat 16.9, Long -25.0

4.15am: Sighted Bull Point Light S54W.

8.25am: Course as requisite for entering harbour.

8.42am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles.

10.40am: Commenced coaling ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] N8W, Point Riberia Julian N25E, Fort FS [Flag Staff] S70E]

pm: Hands coaling ship.

11.55pm: Completed with 1100 tons coal.

[Distance run through the water: 156.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received 500 lbs, Vegetables Received 5040 lbs]

[Coal remaining 603-2 + 1100, Total 1703-2 tons]

[Rain and drizzle for most of day]

 

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27 August 1914

At Sea off Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.7, Long -25.0

8.15am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.0am: Weighed and proceeded.

9.45am: Altered course to intercept Brazilian SS “Cachoeiro”.

3.20pm: Stopped in Tarrafal Bay - St Nicholas Island [Sao Nicolau] to communicate with Merchant-cruiser “Macedonia” [HMS Macedonia].

6.12pm: Proceeded S25W 7 miles.

7.30pm: West Point St Nicholas Island N12E - 13 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 28.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Machado Point [Ponta Machado] Light N45W - 11 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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28 August 1914

At Sea off Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.1, Long -25.0

0.42am: Sighted Steamer S18E. Altered course as requisite to close, speed as requisite.

1.53am: Stopped - Bespoke SS Manonge [?] (Portuguese). 2.14am: Resumed course and speed.

5.55am: Sighted Dutch mail SS ”Hollandia” [probably this ship, which changed its name later] S84W. Altered course West.

7.20am: Stopped. Boarded SS Hollandia. Found 62 Reservists (German and Austrian) on board. Secured from Night Defence.

8.55am: Brava Island [Ilha Brava] S16W, 38 miles. Proceeded N5E, 12 knots escorting SS Hollandia.

0.40pm: Sighted land N20E.

3.7pm: Stopped. Transferred Reservists as prisoners on board the ship.

5.45pm: Dismissed SS Hollandia and proceeded N40E, 12 knots.

6.25pm: Courses as Requisite for St Vincent [Sao Vicente].

6.58pm: Let go Port anchor in 11 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Transferred 69 Reservists as prisoners of war to HM MCS “Macedonia”.

[Anchorage Bearings: Fort Flag Staff S62E. Point Ribeira Julian N51E, Passaro Light House N8E]

8.40pm: Weighed and proceeded. Courses as requisite. Speed 10 knots. Darkened ship. Hands to Night Defence.

9.30pm: Passaro Island [Ilheu dos Passaros] Light S63W, 5.2 miles. Set course S71E - 7 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 165.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

 

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29 August 1914

At Sea off Cape Verde Islands

Lat 16.4, Long -24.0

am: Hands employed cleaning guns and as requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 163.2 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cima Island [Ilheu de Cima] S23W 95.5 miles.

[Number on sick list: 14]

[North easterly wind force 3 all day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 76F]

 

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30 August 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul’s Rocks or at Sea

Lat 13.9, Long -26.2

0.10am: Sighted steamer S30W. Course as requisite for intercepting SS Julia Park.

0.25am: Resumed course N89W.

11.35am: Sighted steamer S4E. Altered course S19W.

1.0pm: Communicated with SS “Germanic” of Hull.

1.45pm: Proceeded S19W, 10 knots.

6.30pm: Obtained Deviation - Time [?] Azimuth Deviation Nil.

[Distance run through the water: 208 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S13W 801 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Rain all am, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]

 

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31 August 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul’s Rocks

Lat 10.0, Long -27.3

am: Exercised Gunlayers at Control. Boys at Physical Drill. Remainder employed cleaning out boats and as requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 238.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Rain and showers on and off all day, noon air and sea temperature 79F]

 

 

LOG BOOK – SEPTEMBER 1914

 

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1 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks or at Sea

Lat 6.6, Long -27.9

10.16am: Cleared Patent Log.

am: 6” Gun’s crews at Loader and as requisite. Remainder cleaning out boats and as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 99. Exercised Physical Drill. Boys under Instruction.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

 

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2 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks or at Sea

Lat 2.9, Long -29.1

2.12am: Sighted Steamer SW.

2.38am: Altered course to Port as requisite to bespeak SS “P de Satrustegui” (Spanish).

2.45am: Resumed course.

am: Fifth Division and Stokers aired bedding. Gun’s crews at loader and deflection etc.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 100. Exercised Physical Drill and aired bedding.

8.0pm: Sun set bearing N82W. Deviation nil.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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3 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks

Lat -1.0, Long -29.1

0.30am: Sighted 2 vessels S42W.

0.48am: Vessels ascertained to be tug towing dredger SWxS.

6.0pm: Courses as requisite for adjusting compasses. 6.34pm: Resumed course S72E.

7.0pm: Altered course N42E.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[South easterly winds force 3 to 4 for most of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 75F]

 

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4 September 1914

From Cape Verde Islands to St Paul Rocks or at St Paul Rocks [details of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago are here]

Lat 0.7, Long -29.8

7.10am: Sighted steamer N28W, altered course WNW.

7.17am: Altered course West. Communicated with SS “Ursula” (British).

2.20pm: Sighted St Paul Rocks.

3.30pm: Altered course to East to close St Paul Rocks.

4.0pm: St Paul Rocks South 0.5 miles. Altered course North.

4.10pm: Courses as requisite for adjusting compasses. Read warrant No 101.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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5 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Sea

Lat 4.0, Long -29.0

11.20am: Sighted HMS “Macedonia” N18W, altered course N38W.

11.57am: Stopped. Communicated with “Macedonia”.

1.0pm: Resumed course N35E - 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 239.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: St Vincent 810 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 all day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 80F]

 

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6 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco

Lat 4.8, Long -28.1

6.25am: Altered course S43W for Pernambuco.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 230 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: S27W 872 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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7 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Sea

Lat 1.5, Long -29.8

9.43am: Sighted: SS Kingfield (British).

10.0am: Altered course to close and communicate.

11.0am: Resumed course S43W.

9.5pm: Sighted light S25W. 9.15pm: Altered course as Requisite to intercept steamer.

9.40pm: Stopped - Boarded SS Gebria (Dutch Mail boat).

Midnight: Dismissed SS Gebria.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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8 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Sea

Lat -1.5, Long -31.5

0.15am: Proceeded S40W 10 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

7.35am: Daylight. Secured from Night Defence

10.5am: Divisions - Prayers. 6” Gun’s crews to Loader and Divisional Drill and as Requisite. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read Warrant No 102. Physical drill. Exercised Action.

8.0pm: Deviation by Setting Amplitude 0 degrees 20 minutes W

8.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship

[Distance run through the water: 214.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

 

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9 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Sea

Lat -5.0, Long -33.2

1.28am: Sighted Fernando Noronha S6E.

7.45am: Secured from Night Defence Daylight.

am: Hands employed as requisite. Control parties at spotting table. Boys at Physical Drill.

4.30pm: Quarters. Physical Drill. Aired bedding and blue clothing.

8.45pm: Darkened ship. Hands to Night Defence.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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10 September 1914

From St Paul Rocks to Pernambuco or at Pernambuco [Brazil]

Lat -8.0, Long -34.9

3.17am: Sighted steamer S30W. Altered course 4 Points to Port. Speed 12 knots.

3.40am: Reduce to 8 knots. Bespoke SS Artemis (Norwegian). 3.50am: Resumed course and speed.

4.24am: Sighted light S61W. 4.30am: Altered course as requisite to intercept steamer.

5.0am: Stopped. Communicated with Spanish SS Infanta Isabella de Bourbon [possibly this ship].

5.15am: Resumed course and speed.

8.15am: Sighted HMS “Bristol” N40E.

8.30am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

11.0am: Course and speed as requisite for anchoring off Pernambuco.

11.40am: Stopped. Let go Port Bower in 8.5 fathoms, veered to 4.5 shackles. Fired salute 21 guns, Shore returned ditto.

Anchorage Bearings: Chimney N19W, Baths N75W, Recife Light House N34W.

3.30pm: Hands employed securing coal lighters.

4.55pm: Commenced coaling ship.

[Distance run through the water: 210 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Fresh Beef Received 500 lbs, Vegetables Received 4000 lbs]

[Coal remaining: 372-4 tons]

 

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11 September 1914

From Pernambuco to Sea or at Sea

Lat 8.4, Long -34.8

5.15am: Finished coaling. Received 370 tons.

am: Hands preparing for sea.

9.10am: Drew fires and hoisted Steam Pinnace.

9.35am: Weighed and proceeded as Requisite. 9.45am: Shaped course S20W, 12 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

10.5am: Sighted and altered course S63E to bespeak SS “Leucadia” - Whitby.

10.34am: Resumed course S20W.

11.30am: Sighted steamer S23W.

0.10pm: Course and speed as requisite to bespeak SS Holtye - London.

0.30pm: Proceeded S36W, 12 knots.

0.40pm: San Agostinho Lighthouse bearing N34W.

8.0pm: Stopped. Hauled in Patent Log. Manned and armed First Steam Pinnace. Hoisted out ditto.

9.0pm: Proceeded N64E - 8 miles.

10.25pm: Altered course on to patrolling beat, speed 8 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 28.4 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S20W - 620 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 296 -14 + 370, Total 666-14 tons]

[Noon air and sea temperature 79F]

 

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12 September 1914

At Sea

Lat -8.1, Long -34.8

0.30am: Course as requisite on patrolling beat.

1.10am: Passed Brazilian gunboat steering ENE.

5.40am: Challenged by [HMS] “Carmania” [more information about this ship here] who reported she was chasing a darkened ship to North easterly.

5.50am: Set course NE. Worked up to Full Speed.

8.30am: Altered course 16 Points to SW. Worked down to 15 knots.

11.50am: Stopped. Hoisted in Steam Pinnace. Lost by accident - Fenders - Coir - 1 in number.

1.33pm: Cape Agostinho Light abeam 6.6 miles.

[Distance run through the water: 245.8 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Recife Light Pernambuco N86W 3.75 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South easterly wind force 3 or 4 for much of day, noon air and sea temperature 79F]

 

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13 September 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -12.4, Long -35.9

0.53am: Course and speed as requisite to bespeak SS “Poplar Branch” of Sunderland [Number 294 on this list and mentioned as 11th Voyage here].

2.35am: Proceeded S36W, 12 knots.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 281.9 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S26W 373 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

 

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14 September 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks, or at Abrolhos Rocks [more information on the Abrolhos Archipelago here]

Lat -17.1, Long -37.8

7.40am: Sighted light S37W. 7.45am: Altered course as requisite to intercept steamer.

8.7am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Duca Dugli Abruzzi” [Duca Degli Abruzzi, pictured here] of Genoa. Papers found correct.

9.5am: Proceeded Course SW 13 knots.

9.36am: Altered course N65W to intercept steamer.

10.16am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Talifora” - Spanish - Papers correct.

11.5am: Proceeded S54W - 15 knots. Hands at control and gun drill and as requisite.

6.15pm: Altered course N5W. 6.30pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House.

7.30pm: Altered course as requisite for anchorage. Speed as requisite.

8.0pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 10 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles - 2 cables SSW from HMS “Bristol”. Hoisted out Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Rocks Light House S76E true, 8,700 yards.

[Distance run through the water: 284.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

 

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15 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

1.20am: HMS “Bristol” sailed.

am: Hands preparing for coaling and returning 6” Cordite.

9.0am: Collier SS “Brierton” came alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling ship.

1.45pm: Boarded SS “Itaquera” (Brazilian). Papers correct.

2.30pm: Completed with 451 tons coal.

3.18pm: Proceeded 16 knots, Course South.

9.30pm: Sighted “Carmania” on starboard beam. Courses as requisite to close.

9.46pm: 70 Revs. Took station 1 mile ahead Carmania.

11.12pm: Course N58W.

[Distance run through the water: 119.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 158-8 + 451, Total 609-8 tons]

 

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16 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

9.30am: Course and speed as requisite to pilot HMS “Carmania” to her anchorage.

11.16am: Let go Port Bower anchor and veered astern alongside collier SS “Brierton” in 10 fathoms to 4 shackles. Hands preparing for coaling.

Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Rock Light House S75E - 9,600 yards

0.16pm: Commenced coaling ship.

pm: Coaling ship.

[Distance run through the water: 241.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 13]

 

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17 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Coaling ship.

7.50am: Finished coaling. 8.0am: Collier “Brierton” shoved off.

9.30am: Collier SS “Repton” [mentioned here] came alongside.

10.20am: Resumed coaling ship. Took observations for Chronometer error.

10.48am: SS “Brierton” sailed.

pm: Hands coaling ship and taking in provisions.

7.0pm: Finished coaling, having received 1237 tons.

7.30pm: Collier “Repton” shoved off and anchored.

8.0pm: Hoisted in Picket Boat and steam Pinnace which drew fires.

7.45pm: HMS “Carmania” and Macedonia sailed.

[Number on sick list: 15]

[Coal remaining: 472-4 + 900 + 337, Total 1709-4 tons]

 

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18 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.10am: Secured from Night Defence.

am: Hands cleaning ship and as requisite.

11.45am: Admiralty collier SS “Marston” [or Manston] arrived.

1.25pm: SS “Marston” sailed.

9.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 16]

 

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19 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

[Number on sick list: 16]

[Nothing of note in log today]

 

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20 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.10am: Day light. Secured from Night Defence.

am: Spread QD [Quarter Deck] awning.

10.40am: Divisions.

11.20am: Held Divine Service.

8.52pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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21 September 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands cleaning out boats and as requisite.

11.50am: Boys to physical drill.

4.30pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 103, 104 and 105. Aired bedding.

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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22 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.0am: Sighted light N35E.

8.0am: Challenged. Answered by “Canopus”.

10.20am: HMS “Canopus”, Collier “Adamton” [mentioned here] and oil vessel “Impoco” arrived.

am: Hands employed in boats, mending coal bags and as requisite.

0.30pm: Embarked crew of Dutch Prize “Kelbergen” - 29 in number.

[Draught Forward 26’ 11”, Aft 25’ 11”]

1.45pm: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots, course SWxS.

5.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.40pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

6.34pm: Sighted steamer S29W, altered course as requisite to close ditto. SS Merity (Brazilian).

7.25pm: Resumed course SWxS.

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Fresh Beef Received 504 lbs]

 

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23 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -21.5, Long 40.2

7.10am: Secured from Night Defence. Daylight.

9.35am: Divisions. Read Warrant No 106.

am: 6” Guns crews at Loader. Stokers aired bedding. Remainder as requisite.

10.20am: Sounded 1/48 [fathoms].

0.40pm: Altered course S11E towards steamer.

1.25pm: Resumed course SWxS.

2.45pm: Sighted stranger S by W.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant No 107.

6.10pm: Altered course S50W to speak British Steamer.

8.0pm: Darkened ship. Hands to Night Defence.

11.50pm: Sighted Cape Frio [Cabo Frio] Light N56W.

[Distance run through the water: 239.8 miles]

[Cape St Thomé [Sao Tomé] S57W 60 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

 

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24 September 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Rio de Janeiro

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

3.45am: Communicated with SS Robert Dollar bound to St Lucia.

6.40am: Sighted Raza Light [Ilha Rasa] N46W.

10.12am: Stopped. Came to with Starboard anchor in 16.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles. Saluted country with 21 guns. Battery returned ditto. Saluted Brazilian Vice Admiral 15 guns. Brazil Dreadnought S Paolo [presumably Sao Paulo] returned ditto.

[Anchorage Bearings: Rat Island N24W, Signal Station: N18W, Villegagnon Fort abeam starboard S42W]

1.40pm: Discharged crew of Dutch Prize Kelbergen.

1.50pm: Saluted British Chargé D’Affairs with 13 guns.

4.0pm: Starboard Watch provisioning ship.

9.45pm: Finished provisioning ship.

10.15pm: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant Moss to shore.

[Distance run through the water: 221.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef Received 500 lbs, Vegetables Received 7520 lbs]

 

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25 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -23.1, Long -42.5

1.30am: Banked fires in First Steam Pinnace.

Draught Forward 26’ 0”, Aft 25’ 5”.

7.0am: Hands preparing for sea.

7.40am: Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

8.10am: Weighed and proceeded 12 knots, courses as requisite out of Rio Harbour.

9.0am: Raza Island S56W, 5.3 miles. Set course S65E.

9.42am: Maricas Small Island abeam, altered course S76E.

1.40pm: Sighted Cape Frio N81E.

2.52pm: Cape Frio abeam 1.25 miles.

9.35pm: Sighted light N63E.

9.50pm: Courses as requisite to intercept SS “Henrik”.

10.10pm: Boarded ditto bound for Buenos Aires. Papers found correct.

11.0pm: Proceeded N74E, 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 39 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Frio Light House N8E 26.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Misty through most of day, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 70F]

 

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26 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat 21.6, Long -39.2

7.5am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

8.30am: Altered course S83E. Tested lifebuoys - found correct. Both Turret and port gun’s crews at control drill. Employed cleaning ship throughout.

4.0pm: Quarters.

6.40pm: Exercised Action.

8.10pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 230.5 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Trinidad Island N83E 560 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Misty through middle of day, noon temperature 77F, sea temperature 74F]

 

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27 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -20.9, Long -34.4

6.45am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

0.50pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

4.40pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.0pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

8.40pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship. Connected up Conning Tower Steering gear.

[Distance run through the water: 284.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

 

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28 September 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Trinidad Island or at Sea

Lat -20.6, Long -29.4

8.0am: Sighted Trinidad Island S67E. [Note - this is not to be confused with Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean but refers to present day Trindade and Martim Vaz Archipelago, more information here]

8.30am: Altered course S62E - 15 knots. Connected up Fore Bridge steering gear.

am: Control Parties to drill. Remainder scrubbing awnings and as requisite.

1.15pm: North Point Trinidad Island abeam - 1.2 miles.

8.30pm: Hands to Night Defence. Connected up steering gear in Conning Tower.

[Distance run through the water: 281.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

 

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29 September 1914

From Trinidad Island to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -20.0, Long -30.4

8.0am: Connected Fore Bridge steering gear.

8.0pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship. Connected up Conning Tower steering gear.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks Light House N68W - 329 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

[Noon air and sea temperature 75F]

 

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30 September 1914

From Trinidad Island to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -18.9, Long -38.5

7.45am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence. Connected Fore Bridge steering.

10.33am: Altered course N64W to intercept steamer.

10.58am: Stopped. Boarded SS Princesson Ingeborg (Swede). Examined papers - found correct.

11.30am: Proceeded N55W, 15 knots.

3.0pm: Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace. Sighted HMS “Canopus” and Abrolhos Light House NNE.

3.50pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

4.8pm: Let go Starboard anchor in 13 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles, 2.5 cables S33W from HMS “Canopus”.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Rocks Light House N33E - 4.25 miles]

pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

5.50pm: Mr Franklin, Lieutenant Hammill and prize crew rejoined ship from “Crown of Arragon”.

6.35pm: Sent working party to SS “Crown of Arragon” to load lighters with provisions. Watch provisioning ship.

10.45pm: Finished provisioning ship. Hands to Night Defence.

[Distance run through the water: 290 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

 

LOG BOOK – OCTOBER 1914

 

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1 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.50am: Observed Challenge Signal HMS “Bristol”. Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

8.30am: HMS “Bristol” arrived and anchored 2.5 cables S33W from Cornwall.

8.32am: Collier SS Boldwell came alongside.

10.3am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

9.0pm: Hands coaling, ammunitioning and provisioning ship.

[Distance run through the water: 60 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 632-14 tons]

 

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2 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Sea or at Sea

Lat -18.0, Long -38.7

2.0am: Hands coaling, provisioning and taking in stores.

3.40am: Completed with 1100 tons of coal.

4.45am: Collier cast off.

am: Hands provisioning, taking in stores and as requisite preparing for sea.

11.30am: Drew fires in Steam Boats.

11.35am: Weighed - proceeded as requisite 68 Revs. 11.40am: Set course N4W.

0.30pm: Sounding continually.

1.0pm: Altered course N19W on stern bearing of Light House.

5.50pm: Streamed Patent Log - Hands striking down ammunition, provisions, etc.

7.37pm: Altered course S70E to intercept steamer.

8.20pm: Stopped. Communicated with Admiralty collier No 299 SS “Ellerslie” [mentioned here].

8.40pm: Proceeded N66E - 10.5 knots.

8.55pm: Darkened ship - Hands to Night Defence. Connected Conning Tower Steering.

[Distance run through the water: 4.0 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks Light House N86E - 2.5miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Coal remaining: 539-8 + 1100, Total 1639-8 tons]

 

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3 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -15.7, Long -36.4

4.0am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Amady” (British). Sent mail to RA [Rear Admiral] 4th CS [Cruiser Squadron] to Montevideo.

4.35pm: Proceeded N66E, 10.5 knots.

7.50am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence. Connected Fore Bridge Steering.

8.50am: Spoke to SS “Pruth” (British).

Noon: Spoke SS “Highland Rover” for London [more information on this ship here].

1.55pm: Altered course S80E to intercept sailing vessel.

3.15pm: Spoke to Italian sail Antonio Padua.

3.30pm: Resumed course N65E.

6.16pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

8.40pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened Ship. Connected Conning Tower Steering.

[Distance run through the water: 241.7 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Bahia Light House N37W - 204 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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4 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -12.8, Long -33.6

7.40am: Secured from Night Defence. Daylight.

8.0am: Connected Fore Bridge Steering gear.

11.10am: Held Divine Service.

[Distance run through the water: 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[South easterly wind force 3 to 4 for much of day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 77F]

 

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5 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -9.2, Long -31.3

11.3am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

11.40am: Struck fore yard.

8.0pm: Observed Deviation 0 degrees 30 minutes E.

[Distance run through the water: 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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6 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -4.9, Long -32.7

10.5am: Divisions - Prayers. Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes under Instruction. 6” gun’s crews at loader and as requisite.

11.30am: Boys at Physical Drill.

3.25pm: Sighted Fernando Noronha N28W, altered course N30W.

5.40pm: Altered course as requisite round Fernando Noronha Island and to communicate with the shore station.

6.52pm: Stopped. Lowered seaboat.

8.9pm: Proceeded course and speed as Requisite.

[Distance run through the water: 252 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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7 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -1.7, Long -31.1

7.5am: Sighted light N62E. 7.12am: Altered course as requisite to close stranger.

7.30am: Hauled in Patent Log. Communicated with SS Corinthian of Whitby [possibly this ship, though there does not seem to be a Whitby connection and information here suggests she’d be much farther north].

7.35am: Proceeded. 8.0am: Resumed course and speed.

[Distance run through the water: 245.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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8 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -0.4, Long -34.9

am: Training Classes at gun Drill. Control and 6” gun’s crews at drill. Remainder as requisite. Marines and Stokers aired bedding.

11.5am: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 240 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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9 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -2.9, Long -36.5

am: Lost by accident White Helmets 1 in number.

4.40pm: Sighted steamer S42W.

4.49pm: Altered course as requisite to intercept ditto.

5.30pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Highland Laird” [mentioned in the text here]. Examined papers - found correct. Received 865lbs frozen beef.

7.15pm: Proceeded 64 Revs. 7.20pm: Course SE.

[Distance run through the water: 215.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[South easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]

 

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10 October 1914

At Sea

Lat -6.2, Long -34.5

8.30am: Sighted steamer S40W. 8.40am: Altered course as Requisite to intercept steamer.

9.45am: Stopped. Communicated with and boarded SS “Tennyson”. Examined papers - found them correct.

10.20am: Proceeded. 10.24am: Set course S11E, 15 knots.

6.0pm: Connected Fore Bridge Steering.

7.45pm: Sighted Olinda Point S72W.

9.30pm: Course and speed as requisite for anchorage.

9.45pm: Let go Port anchor in 9 fathoms, veered to 3 shackles, off Pernambuco. HBM [His Britannic Majesty’s] Vice Consul visited ship. Connected Conning Tower Steering.

[Distance run through the water: 274 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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11 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -10.4, Long -35.2

0.12am: Weighed. 0.20am: Proceeded as requisite 12.75 knots, streamed Patent Log.

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

0.45am: Shaped course S20W.

1.55am: Agostinho Light abeam 8.5 miles.

6.45pm: Course as requisite to close Lady Ninian.

7.0pm: Communicated with Lady Ninian of Cardiff. 7.35pm: Resumed course.

[Distance run through the water: 292.4miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Abrolhos Rocks S25W - 538 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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12 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -15.3, Long -36.7

am: Gun’s crews at Control, loader and Divisional Drills. Remainder as requisite and preparing for coaling.

2.3pm: Altered course to intercept stranger. Communicated with SS Bampton [which later changed its name - details here] for Hull.

2.30pm: Resumed course.

7.15pm: Sighted steamer S80W. 7.19pm: Altered course as requisite to close ditto.

7.50pm: Stopped - Boarded SS “Goviland”. Examined Papers - found correct.

8.30pm: Proceeded 12 knots S50W.

10.50pm: Sighted steamer, altered course to close ditto.

11.0pm: Communicated with SS “Euclid”. 11.40pm: Resumed course SW.

[Distance run through the water: 306.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 5 through middle of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 78F]

 

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13 October 1914

From Pernambuco to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

3.45am: Heavy squalls from Southward.

6.25am: Sighted Abrolhos Light N25W.

7.45am: Sighted [HMS] “Orama” at anchor.

8.0am: Courses as requisite for approaching anchorage.

8.45am: Let go Starboard anchor in 13.5 fathoms, off Abrolhos Rocks, veered to 6 shackles. Hands preparing for coaling.

10.30am: Collier SS “Ellerslie” came alongside.

11.45am: Commenced coaling.

pm: Hands coaling ship.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N30E - 8,100 yards]

[Distance run through the water: 246.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining: 385-12 tons]

 

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14 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.20am: Completed with 1330 tons coal. Collier SS “Ellerslie” cast off and anchored.

8.0am: HMS Bristol arrived.

2.50pm: Collier SS “Ellerslie” went alongside Bristol.

5.45pm: Sighted Brazilian Lloyd [more information about this shipping line here] steamer steering SW.

10.30pm: SS Priestfield arrived (Admiralty Collier).

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 335-8 + 1330, Total 1665-8 tons]

 

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15 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.0am: Lit fires in First Steam Pinnace.

pm: Hands employed scrubbing boat covers, canvas gear and as requisite.

8.0pm: SS Kelbergen sailed.

8.30pm: Drew fires and hoisted Steam Pinnace.

10.45pm: SS “Crown of Galicia” Storeship arrived [probably this ship, which changed its name later].

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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16 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

5.40am: Lit fires in Steam Pinnace.

am: Divers examining under water fittings. 6” gun’s crews at Drill. Remainder drawing stores and as requisite.

pm: Hands taking in stores.

9.50pm: Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Pinnace.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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17 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

3.8pm: Brazilian TBD [Torpedo Boat Destroyer] No 6 arrived.

4.0pm: Brazilian TBD arrived and anchored to Westward of Abrolhos Light House.

6.50pm: HMS “Orama” sailed.

8.0pm: HMS “Bristol” sailed.

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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18 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.45am: Storeship SS Hirondelle arrived [possibly this ship].

10.50am: Brazilian Destroyer weighed and anchored close astern. Captain of ditto visited ship.

10.20am: Held Divine Service.

5.9pm: Brazilian Destroyer No 6 sailed.

[Number on sick list: 5]

 

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19 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.0am: Storeship SS Crown of Galicia came alongside.

10.0am: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” arrived.

am: Hands employed provisioning ship.

Noon: SS “Impoco” oilship came alongside.

pm: Hands taking in stores and provisioning ship.

4.0pm: SS “Impoco” cast off.

7.45pm: SS “Crown of Galicia” cast off.

9.25pm: HMS “Macedonia” arrived.

 

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20 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands preparing for painting ship and as requisite.

11.50am: Discharged 30 ratings (ABs) [Able Seamen] to join HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

0.45pm: 40 Boys joined from HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

pm: Hands employed painting ship and boats.

8.0pm: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” sailed.

9.15pm: SS “Corinth” arrived [probably this ship].

 

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21 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands scrubbing Canvas gear and as requisite. Boys mustering bags.

1.0pm: SS “Corinth” shifted berth.

2.30pm: Hands employed painting boat’s davits and as requisite.

8.50pm: SS “Crown of Galicia” sailed.

 

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22 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.55am: HMS Bristol arrived.

9.40pm: SS “Hirondelle” and SS Boldwell” sailed.

 

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23 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

9.55am: SS “Corinth” secured alongside.

10.15am: Commenced coaling.

3.0pm: Finished coaling, having received 365 tons.

4.30pm: HMS “Bristol” sailed.

5.15pm: SS “Corinth” cast off.

[Coal remaining: 1331-16 + 365, Total 1696-16 tons]

[Easterly wind force 3 for much of day, noon temperature 80F]

 

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24 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

10.0am: HMS “Carnarvon” arrived.

3.55pm: HMS “Macedonia” sailed.

5.55pm: Read warrant No 108.

6.10pm: Discharged 1 AB to “Carnarvon”.

6.45pm: One AB joined from “Carnarvon”.

 

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25 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

11.20am: Held Divine Service. SS Ellerslie sailed.

11.55am: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

1.20pm: SS “Corinth” shifted berth.

 

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26 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Gun’s crews under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite. Boys at Physical Drill, Gunnery and as requisite.

7.57pm: Starboard cable parted at 6th shackle. 8.0pm: Let go Port anchor, veered to 8.75 shackles. Set anchor watch.

[Squally south westerly wind force 5-6 at 8pm, with rain]

 

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27 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Gunnery and Torpedo Training Classes under Instruction. Remainder employed as requisite.

3.0pm: Admiralty Collier SS “Arlington Court” arrived.

4.35pm: Exercised Boys and Ordinary Seamen at close WT [watertight] Doors.

[Squally southerly wind force 5 for most of day, noon temperature 75F]

 

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28 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Ordinary Seamen at Seamanship Instruction. Boys at Rifle Drill.

2.30pm: Weighed and shifted berth.

3.30pm: Let go Starboard Bower in 13 fathoms, veered to 6.75 shackles.

3.20pm: Sighted HMS “Defence”.

4.20pm: HMS “Defence” arrived and anchored to Northwards of Abrolhos Rocks. SS “Corinth” weighed and proceeded to “Defence”.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light House N28E - 7.800 yards, Wreck S49W]

 

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29 October 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

8.30am: Hoisted out and rigged sailing pinnace for diving.

10.20am: Veered to 9 shackles. Hands employed as requisite. Party away Diving to recover Starboard Bower anchor.

1.10pm: Sighted HMS “Carnarvon”.

2.0pm: Weighed shifted berth.

2.55pm: Let go Port Bower anchor in 13 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles. Divers away working on cable.

5.0pm: HMS Defence weighed.

5.20pm: Secured wire hawser to Starboard Bower anchor. Hands weighing anchor and cable.

6.25pm: HMS Defence discharged 3 Prisoners to “Cornwall” and sailed.

8.40pm: Worked engines. Recovered Starboard cable.

 

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30 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.5am: Shortened in. 7.18am: Weighed Port anchor and proceeded 62 Revs. Courses as requisite to anchor to Northward of Abrolhos Rocks.

8.20am: Let go Port anchor in 12.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

9.45am: Collier SS “Priestfield” secured alongside.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House S10E - 7,060 yards]

10.40am: Commenced coaling ship.

2.25pm: Completed with 320 tons coal.

3.15pm: SS “Priestfield” cast off.

3.48pm: Weighed. Proceeded 45 Revs.

4.15pm: Shaped course South.

10.10pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

11.4pm: Sighted light ahead. 11.10pm: Altered course as requisite to close ditto.

11.30pm: Bespoke SS Hollandia (Dutch). 11.40pm: Resumed course S30W.

[Distance run through the water 6 miles]

[Coal remaining 1339 + 320, Total 1659 tons]

 

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31 October 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -22.5, Long -40.0

0.10am: Sighted light S80W.

9.30am: Sighted steamer S15W.

10.0am: Resumed course S30W. Bespoke SS “Mercator” [possibly this ship].

6.30pm: Sighted steamer ahead.

7.30pm: Bespoke SS “Trekieve” (British).

[Distance run through the water: 299 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Easterly wind force 4 to 5 in pm, with showers, noon temperature 74F, sea temperature 75F]

 

 

LOG BOOK – NOVEMBER 1914

 

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1 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea

Lat -25.9, Long -41.7

11.0am: Held Divine Service.

11.30am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

Noon: Hauled in and reset Patent Log.

2.20pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

4.30pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.25pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

8.0pm: Observed Deviation 0.5 degrees W.

10.30pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 320.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 for most of day]

 

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2 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Rio de Janeiro or at Sea [actually entering Rio de Janeiro]

Lat -22.9, Long -43.2

1.0am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

2.0am: Weather moderated considerably.

5.30am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.15am: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

6.40am: Sighted Redonda Island N15E.

8.57am: Raza Point Light abeam.

9.35am: Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour.

10.03am: Came to with Port anchor in 17.5 fathoms, veered to 5.5 shackles. Saluted Brazilian Flag with 21 guns.

[Anchorage Bearings: Time Drum N85W, Rat Island N43W, Fort Villegagnon S39W]

Noon: Fired salute of 21 guns in honour of Festival “All Soul's Day”.

3.0pm: HM Chargé D'Affairs arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 220.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Fresh Beef Received: 720 lbs, Vegetables Received: 5500 lbs]

 

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3 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -23.1, Long -42.9

5.10am: Brazilian Destroyer No 6 passed, proceeding to sea.

Draught Forward 25’ 7”, Aft 25’ 11”.

7.30am: Hands preparing for sea and as requisite.

8.0am: Saluted Brazilian Admiral 13 guns. Flag returned salute.

9.35am: Weighed. 9.45am: Proceeded 64 Revs. Courses as requisite out of harbour.

10.7am: Shaped course S30E.

11.20am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

2.15pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

3.45pm: Sighted Cape Frio East.

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrants Nos 109, 110.

5.25pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.15pm: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

6.45pm: Cape Frio abeam, 4.5 miles.

8.0pm: Altered course as requisite to board stranger.

8.20pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Rio Pallaresa” of London with 4,923 tons coal. Papers correct.

9.5pm: Proceeded N86E - 10 knots.

10.0pm: Put clock on 30 minutes.

[Distance run through the water: 12.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Misty for most of the day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 75F]

 

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4 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -22.4, Long -40.1

1.20am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

2.20am: Put clocks on 15 minutes.

4.0am: Wind freshening.

5.15am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

[Sounding from 11.57am to 0.57pm]

1.13pm: Sighted steamer S60W.

4.12pm: Altered course ENE to close steamer.

5.0pm: Hauled in Patent Log. Altered course as requisite to close SS “Highland Loch”.

5.15pm: Boarded ditto. Papers correct. Cargo Frozen Meat.

6.10pm: Set course N26E - 10 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 206.8 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 5 all day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 74F]

 

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5 November 1914

From Rio de Janeiro to Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -19.6, Long -39.3

4.40am: Sighted steamer with no lights ahead. Challenged - No reply. Exercised Action.

4.55am: Altered course as requisite for steamer.

5.15am: Stopped - Boarded SS Amiral Zede French. General Cargo - Papers correct.

6.5am: Proceeded N26E - 64 Revs.

7.54am: Sighted steamer N40W. 8.0am: Altered course West to close ditto.

8.14am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Delfland” (Dutch). Cargo 5,160 tons coal for Rio. Papers found correct.

9.11am: Proceeded. 9.15am: Set course N28E - 10 knots.

3.30pm: Hands preparing for coaling.

5.30pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House N38E.

6.22pm: Let go Port anchor in 15 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Hands discharging provisions to HMS “Carnarvon”.

7.45pm: SS “Corinth” secured alongside.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N55E - 5.3 miles]

8.30pm: Commenced coaling.

10.40pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

[Distance run through the water: 219.4 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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6 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Montevideo or at Sea

Lat -18.3, Long -38.8

8.0am: Collier SS “Arlington Court” sailed.

8.30am: Completed with 680 tons coal.

9.55am: Collier cast off.

10.47am: Proceeded course S28W - 12 knots. Streamed Patent Log.

2.30pm: Sighted steamer S60W.

9.10pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 118.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

[Coal remaining: 967-14 + 680, Total 1647-14 tons]

[North easterly wind force 4 for most of day, noon temperature 78F, sea temperature 74F]

 

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7 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video or at Sea

Lat -22.7, Long -40.3

0.12am: Sighted light on starboard bow. 0.17am: Altered course to close steamer.

0.40am: Verified steamer SS “Jupiter” (Spanish). 0.45am: Proceeded S28W - 12 knots.

1.0am to 2.45am: Heavy prolonged rain squalls.

10.20am: Streamed Patent Log. Tested Port life buoy - found correct. Fore turret at Divisional Drill.

7.20pm: Streamed and reset Patent Log.

[Distance run through the water: 288 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Southerly winds force 4 to 5 in pm, rain and showers in am, noon temperature 75F, sea temperature 74F]

 

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8 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video or at Sea

Lat -26.8, Long -43.5

11.10am: Held Divine Service.

4.50pm: Sighted French steamer “Chargeurs Réunis” Line.

11.40pm: Put clocks back 20 minutes

[Distance run through the water: 294.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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9 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video, Rio de la Plata or at Sea

Lat -31.5, Long -47.6

1.20am: Put clocks back 20 minutes.

am: Ordinary Seamen at Seamanship Instruction. Supply parties at Divisional Drill. Stretcher party at drill. Remainder employed as requisite.

4.0pm: Quarters. Fore turret and A group to Divisional Drill.

[Distance run through the water: 349.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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10 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Monte Video and at Monte Video

Lat -34.8, Long -53.2

10.5am: Bespoke SS “Hova” bound Liverpool.

1.30pm: Sighted land on Starboard bow N50W.

4.0pm: Sighted Lobos Island Light N88W. B and X Groups at divisional drill.

5.23pm: Lobos Island Light abeam.

5.45pm: Sighted HMS “Orama”, Made challenge, altered course N85W.

8.30pm: English Bank Light Vessel abeam, altered course N66W.

9.27pm: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 5.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: El Cerro Light 26.5 degrees Brava Point Light 85 degrees Flores Island Light]

[Distance run through the water: 337.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Noon temperature 66F, sea temperature 61F]

 

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11 November 1914

From Monte Video to Sea or at Monte Video

Lat -34.9, Long -56.2

0.40am: Coal lighters came alongside.

0.50am: Commenced coaling ship.

10.55am: Completed with 635 tons coal.

Noon: Discharged 1 Rating to Hospital

1.0pm: Put clocks back 1 hour.

0.30pm: HMS “Defence” sailed.

1.15pm: HMS “Otranto” sailed.

4.4pm: Weighed and proceeded. 4.10pm: Set course S57W, 10 knots.

5.0pm: Stopped. Communicated with HMS “Defence”. Discharged 1 Rating from Hospital to ditto.

5.13pm: Proceeded N80E, 10 knots.

6.20pm: Sighted Man of War SSE.

7.2pm: HMS “Glasgow” replied to challenge. 7.7pm: Course as requisite to close ditto.

7.35pm: Resumed course N80E.

9.30pm: Sighted Lobos Island Light N66E

[Distance run through the water: 150.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[Coal remaining: 1001-10 tons + 635, Total 1636-10 tons]

 

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12 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -35.0, Long -54.3

0.5am: Lobos Island Light abeam 5.25 miles.

0.42am: Reduced to 8 knots. Courses as requisite on patrol beat to South of Lobos Island.

2.30am: Lobos Island Light obscured. Weather becoming thick and squally.

3.30am: Abnormal Phosphorescence all night. Weather thick.

6.0am: Sounded [16 fathoms]. 6.35am: [16 fathoms].

7.20am: Stopped. Dropped mark buoy.

8.45am: Picked up mark buoy.

8.50am: Proceeded N56E - 8 knots. Sounding continually.

9.50am: Fog lifted. Secured from Night Defence.

2.10pm: Sounded [23 fathoms]. 2.45pm: [23 fathoms].

2.55pm: Sighted HMS “Carnarvon” ahead. 3.0pm: Challenged ditto.

3.15pm: Sighted “Defence” astern. Challenged ditto.

4.30pm: Ordered to take station 6 miles S48E from Defence. Course and speed as requisite.

5.30pm: Took up station.

[Distance run through the water: 160.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[North easterly wind force 4 to 6 for much of day, sea state becoming rough in pm, very rough to high at midnight. Mist and fog in am, rain and lightning on and off in pm. noon temperature 65F, sea temperature 63F]

 

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13 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -33.4, Long -50.0

3.45am: HMS Defence switched on searchlight bore N32W.

9.0am: Altered course as requisite to take station astern “Defence”.

10.0am: Carried out Range Taking exercises.

11.15am: Completed exercise. Took station 5 miles on Starboard beam “Defence”.

1.0pm: Took up station altered course N44E, 12 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 257 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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14 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -30.0, Long -46.6

10.0am: Courses as requisite for carrying out Range Taking exercise. Gunlayers, sightsetters and Control Parties exercised.

11.30am: Completed exercise. Took station astern Carnarvon in single line.

4.30pm: Commenced Tactics. Courses as requisite.

5.15pm: Finished tactics - Took station 5 miles on Port beam of Flagship.

[Distance run through the water: 283 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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15 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos or at Sea

Lat -26.3, Long -43.3

[Not much happening today, all log entries shown here as an example:]

5.30am: Daylight - Secured from Night Defence.

6.0am: Altered course N49E.

10.0am: Divisions.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

11.40am: Lit fires in Nos 1, 2, 3 B Boilers.

1.0pm: Altered course N44E.

1.25pm: Let fires die out in Nos 1, 2, 3 C Boilers.

3.50pm: Hauled in and cleared Patent Log.

4.0pm: Quarters.

7.0pm: Exercised Action.

7.45pm: Hands to Night Defence. Darkened ship.

[Distance run through the water: 289 miles]

[Number on sick list: 9]

 

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16 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos Rocks or at Sea

Lat -23.0, Long -40.6

5.40am: Altered course N80E to close [HMS] Defence, speed as requisite.

7.0am: Took station 5 cables astern Defence. Course N44E, 12 knots.

8.50am: Courses as requisite, speed as requisite for taking station 3 miles NNW from Flag and for carrying out Range Keeping exercise. Hands employed as requisite.

11.10am: Completed exercise. Courses and speed as requisite to take station Port Beam of Flag - 4 miles.

1.5pm: Took up station. Increased 13 knots.

9.40pm: Sighted steamer N9E. Altered course as requisite to bespeak SS “Campus” of Cardiff.

10.0pm: Course N29E 14 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 284.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

[North easterly wind force 4 or 5 for most of day, noon temperature 79F, sea temperature 74F]

 

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17 November 1914

From Monte Video to Abrolhos or at Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -19.1, Long -39.1

1.15am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

1.40am: Sighted steamer N20E. 1.45am: Altered course as requisite to close ditto.

2.30am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Delta” from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires in ballast. Examined papers - found correct.

3.35am: Proceeded N28E, 14 knots.

3.40am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

4.45am: Put clocks on 10 minutes.

5.30am: Sighted “Defence” and “Otranto”.

10.0am: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

3.40pm: Sighted Abrolhos Light House N40E.

4.49pm: Let go Port anchor in 15.5 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles. Hands prepared for coaling. Hoisted out boats and as requisite. Discharged 3 prisoners and 1 Marine Private to “Edinburgh Castle” for passage home.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N8E - 8,800 yards]

8.25pm: HM Ships “Orama” and “Otranto” sailed.

9.0pm: HMS “Defence” sailed.

[Distance run through the water: 283.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Fresh Beef received: 546 lbs]

 

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18 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.30am: Collier SS “Thistledhu” secured alongside.

7.50am: Commenced coaling.

am: Hands coaling ship and provisioning ship from HMS “Edinburgh Castle”.

Noon: HMS “Kent” sailed.

pm: Hazel Rod Fenders - 6 in number - crushed and broken.

1.40pm: HMS “Defence” anchored.

5.45pm: Discharged 1 Acting Warrant Officer to “Edinburgh Castle” for passage.

7.30pm: Completed with 820 tons coal.

8.0pm: Collier cast off.

[Number on sick list: 10]

[Coal remaining: 862-6 + 820, Total 1682-16 tons]

 

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19 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Hands provisioning and cleaning ship throughout.

11.30am: Discharged 1 Officer’s Cook 2nd class to Edinburgh Castle for passage home.

3.55pm: SS “Arlington Court” arrived.

4.0pm: HMS “Kent” arrived.

6.0pm: HMS “Defence” shifted berth.

7.15pm: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed. Hoisted and drew fires in Steam Boats.

[Number on sick list: 10]

 

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20 November 1914

At Sea

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

am: Supply Parties at Divisional Drill. Remainder rigging Pattern 3 target and as requisite.

Noon: HMS “Edinburgh Castle” sailed.

1.33pm: Weighed and proceeded Courses and speed as requisite.

1.45pm: Shaped course S40E - 8 knots.

[Number on sick list: 11]

 

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21 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -18.3, Long -38.7

2.0am: Abrolhos Light N35E - 22 miles.

7.48am: Stopped. Dropped Target.

8.15am: Proceeded as requisite - target in tow.

9.10am: Course as requisite for towing target for HMS “Defence”. Speed 5.5 knots.

10.25am: Towing wire and target broken up. Closed “Defence”.

11.40am: Proceeded Course North 10 knots.

1.55pm: Let go Port Bower in 14 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

[Anchorage Bearings: Abrolhos Light House N37.5E - 9,750 yards]

6.15pm: HMS “Orama” arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 162 miles]

[Number on sick list: 14]

[Northerly wind force 4 all am, noon temperature 80F, sea temperature 78F]

 

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22 November 1914

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.20am: HMS “Kent” sailed.

10.0am: HMS Defence arrived.

9.5pm: SS “Ermington” arrived.

[Distance run through the water: 18 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

 

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23 November 1914

 

[Note right hand edge of this page appears in next link]

At Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

6.30am: HMS “Carnarvon” sailed.

7.0am: SS “Adamton” arrived.

2.38pm: HMS “Kent” arrived.

4.0pm: SS “Pensilina” [?] arrived.

7.30pm: SS “Ruperra” arrived.

9.10pm: HMS Glasgow arrived.

 

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[Right hand edge of page for 23 November plus form for “Comparison of Standard with Compasses not recorded on other side” - not filled in]

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[Left hand side of “Record of Observations for Deviation”, filled with data, Signed by Captain WM Ellerton, and Navigation Officer H Spencer Cooper.]

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[Right hand side of page of data indicating: Place: Off Abrolhos, [Lat] 18 18 S [Long] 38 40 W, Date: November 24th 1914]

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[Page for “Steering Compasses”, not filled in, plus left hand edge of log page for 24 November]

 

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24 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Sea or at Sea

Lat -18.2, Long -38.8

7.5am: Weighed and proceeded as requisite.

8.0am: Stopped. Boarded SS “Itaquera”. Examined papers - found correct.

8.50am: Proceeded, course and speed as requisite for Target practice.

10.45am: Stopped - Recovered target from “Defence”.

11.30am: Proceeded S50E, 8 knots.

4.0pm: Aired bedding.

5.45pm: Reduced 7 knots. Courses as requisite for swinging ship.

7.45pm: Course S65E.

10.15pm: Sighted steamer S10W.

11.0pm: Stopped. Boarded SS “Rynland” [Rijnland?] (Dutch) Santos to Amsterdam. Papers correct.

11.40pm: Proceeded N74W, 7 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 32.9 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

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25 November 1914

On Patrol off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

7.0am: Hands preparing for coaling. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

8.39am: Let go Port anchor, veered to 5 shackles in 15.5 fathoms.

9.45am: Collier “Priestfield” secured alongside.

10.20am: Commenced coaling.

am: Divers employed examining Under Water fittings.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light House Abrolhos S47E - 5.25 miles, Wreck S61E]

3.0pm: Completed with 400 tons coal.

3.5pm: SS “Priestfield” cast off.

8.30pm: Read warrant No 111. Discharged 1 Signal Rating to “Defence”.

[Distance run through the water: 145.0 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal Remaining: 2270-16 + 400, Total 1670-16]

 

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26 November 1914

On Patrol off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -18.2, Long -39.6

9.0am: HMS “Invincible” with flag of Vice Admiral Sturdee and “Inflexible” arrived [more information about Vice Admiral Sturdee here].

9.27am: HMS “Kent” arrived.

10.35am: Weighed and proceeded. 10.48am: Set course S40W, 10 miles.

4.0pm: Read Warrant No 112.

7.15pm: Proceeded SW to close SS “Araguaya”. 7.30pm: Stopped. Boarded ditto.

9.30pm: Proceeded Course N24E, 9 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 13.6 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[NNE wind force 4 from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 78F]

 

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27 November 1914

On Patrol off Abrolhos Rocks

Lat -17.9, Long -38.7

5.0am: Sighted Abrolhos Light N37E.

7.25am: Course as requisite to intercept SS “Taquary” [possibly Taquari] (Brazilian).

8.0am: Stopped. Boarded ditto. Papers correct.

9.0am: Proceeded 10 knots. Course as requisite.

10.35am: Let go Port Anchor in 15 fathoms, veered to 6 shackles.

am: Hands prepared for coaling.

[Anchorage Bearings: Light House N43E - 4.75 miles, Wreck S62E]

pm: Divers examining Under Water Fittings.

1.15pm: HMS “Orama” sailed.

2.10pm: HMS “Glasgow” arrived.

5.30pm: Collier “Priestfield” secured alongside.

6.0pm: Commenced coaling.

6.0pm: SS Royal Transport sailed. Party drawing Boatswain’s stores. Coaling ship.

10.22pm: Completed with 180 tons coal.

11.0pm: Collier cast off.

[Distance run through the water: 178.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 11]

[Coal remaining: 1540-6 + 180, Total 1720-6 tons]

 

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28 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Isles or at Sea

Lat -18.3, Long -38.6

7.15am: SS Crown of Aragon arrived. HMS Orama arrived.

7.25am: Tested life-buoys - found correct.

10.16am: Proceeded with Squadron “Invincible” - flag of Vice Admiral Sturdee, Inflexible, Carnarvon, Kent, Glasgow. Took station astern of “Glasgow”, 12 knots.

4.0pm: Altered course to spread on Cruiser look out diagram to S62E, 12 knots.

5.20pm: Arrived in station - 11 knots. Course S8E.

6.45pm: Altered course S7W, Observed Deviation 1 degree W.

7.45pm: Altered course S13W to take up Night Formation, speed 12 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 16.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 12]

 

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29 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -22.5, Long -37.6

4.29am: Altered course S25E, 8.5 knots to take up Day cruising station.

5.0am: Resumed course S7W, 11 knots.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

6.30pm: Obtained Deviation 1.75W.

7.45pm: Altered course S59W - 12 knots to take up Night Cruising formation.

[Distance run through the water: 268.7 miles]

[Number on sick list: 10]

[North easterly winds force 4 or 5 for much of pm, noon air and sea temperature 78F]

 

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30 November 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -26.0, Long -40.4

4.13am: Altered course S37W - 9 knots to take up day station.

9.0am: Divisions - Prayers. “A” Group and Fore Turret at Divisional Drill. Remainder as requisite.

3.30pm: Altered course as requisite to close “Glasgow” for firing.

3.54pm: Stopped. Dropped target. Course and speed as requisite for towing.

5.30pm: Hoisted in ditto. Course and speed as requisite for firing 1” sub-calibre.

[Barometer unshipped during firing]

6.30pm: Altered course S75W - 12 knots to take up station.

10.26pm: Altered course 16 Points. Took station on port beam “Inflexible”.

10.33pm: Stopped. Head South. Drifting to N80W (True) 1.5 knots estimated.

[Distance run through the water: 265.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 8]

 

 

LOG BOOK – DECEMBER 1914

 

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1 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -28.0, Long -42.6

3.42am: Proceeded S55W - 11 knots.

6.35am: Altered course S37W - 9 knots to take up Day station.

am: Gunlayers and sightsetters at Drill. Steam Boats crews emptying their boats of coal. Remainder employed as requisite.

10.0am: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

7.50pm: Altered course N75W. Squadron turned together.

8.0pm: Increased 13 knots. Working up to 15 knots.

[Distance run through the water: 200.2 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[Misty from noon onwards, noon air and sea temperature 79F]

 

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2 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -30.5, Long -46.1

7.35am: Altered course S37W 9 knots to take up Day cruising position.

am: B and X Groups at Divisional Drill. Remainder as requisite.

0.15pm: Put clocks on 30 minutes.

7.30pm: Altered course S32W - 12 knots to take up Night Cruising station.

[Distance run through the water: 262.6 miles]

[True Bearing and Distance: Cape Pembroke Falkland Islands S22W - 1370 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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3 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -34.5, Long -48.2

6.12am: Altered course S16W, 9 knots to take up Day station.

am: Supply parties at Divisional Drill. Control Parties, Gunlayers, Sightsetters at Drill. Hands employed scraping ship and as requisite.

0.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

2.25pm: Altered course S50E to investigate Barque “Snowdon” of Boston - British - flying American colours.

2.35pm: Resumed course.

6.0pm: Observed Deviation 1 degree W.

[Distance run through the water: 270.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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4 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -38.7, Long -50.7

0.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

7.30pm: Increased to 12 knots to take up Night Cruising formation.

[Distance run through the water: 285.5 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

[North westerly winds force 3 to 4 for most of day, noon temperature 62F, sea temperature 59F]

 

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5 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -43.0, Long -52.8

5.30am: Altered course S51W, Thick fog. Manned Fore Turret, A and B.

7.38am: Sighted HMS Inflexible N58W. Secured.

am: Hands cleaning ship throughout, scraping paintwork and as requisite. Tested life-buoys - found correct.

0.5pm: Put clocks back 30 minutes.

3.45pm: Fog. Visibility 1 mile.

6.30pm: Fog cleared, altered course S4W.

[Distance run through the water: 278.1 miles]

[Number on sick list: 7]

[Mist and fog from 5am to 6pm, noon temperature 59F, sea temperature 56F]

 

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6 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Falkland Islands or at Sea

Lat -47.7, Long -54.5

6.0am: Altered course S25E to take up Day cruising station.

10.30am: Held Divine Service.

0.5pm: Put clocks back 15 minutes.

3.0pm: Changed over steering engine.

5.50pm: Altered course S25W to close “Inflexible”.

[Distance run through the water: 287.3 miles]

[Number on sick list: 6]

 

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7 December 1914

From Abrolhos Rocks to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, or at Port Stanley

Lat -51.7, Long -57.9

3.15am: Secured from Night Defence - Daylight.

6.45am: Altered course S37W 13 knots to close Inflexible and take station astern.

8.0am: Sighted land S50W.

9.30am: In station astern “Inflexible” - altered course S50W. Lit fires in Picket Boat and Steam Pinnace.

10.30am: Courses and speeds as requisite to enter harbour.

10.52am: Stopped. Let go Port anchor in 7 fathoms, veered to 5 shackles. Hands scrubbing ship’s bottom and as requisite. Sounded round ship.