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Bristol-class 2nd Class/Light Cruiser

Pendant Nos. 58 (1914), 68 (1.18). Launched 28.10.09 Beardmore. 4,800 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x47x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 2-6in, 10-4in, 1-3in AA, 2-18in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Mediterranean 1914, 2nd LCS Grand Fleet 1914-15, 3rd LCS 1915-16, Mediterranean 1916-18. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 9.5.21 Ward, Briton Ferry. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Attached to 1st BS, Home Fleet on completion; recommissioned for 2nd LCS in Mediterranean January 1913. On outbreak of war chased Goeben and Breslau; took part in hunt for Emden in November 1914 but returned to Mediterranean the same month. Was to join 2nd LCS, Grand Fleet, but detained to search off coast of Africa for German AMC Kronprinz Wilhelm. Joined 3rd LCS in February 1915 and captured German supply ship Macedonia the same month. Shelled Galway during Easter Uprising, April 1916; 2nd LCS before Jutland (Battle Honour - Jutland 1916); from December 1916 to Armistice served in Adriatic with 8th LCS (apart from detached duty in East Indies in April 1917). Paid off into reserve at Devonport April 1919, then put on Disposal List in March 1920 and sold May 1921 to Ward, Briton Ferry for breaking-up. (Jane's Fighting Ships/Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Notes:

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

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

THE VOYAGES OF HMS GLOUCESTER 1915
(A more detailed plot follows in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.55am Collier Westgarth secured alongside

9.40am Finished coaling having received 115 ton. Collier cast off

10.18pm Weighed and proceeded as requisite out of harbour

1.33pm Passed obstruction. Course as reqte through Pentland Firth

11.15pm Skerries Lt abeam 3' (miles)



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2 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5.50am Sighted Pentland Skerries & Noss Hd Lt

6.35am Skerries Lt abeam, cos as reqte for Scapa Flow

7.05am Man overboard from Steam cutter. Stopped as reqte. Lowered cutter & steam cutter

7.25am Proceeded as reqte for Scapa Flow

7.50am Stopped, hove to with stard anchor in 17 fathoms

Departed this life, lost overboard, Herbert C. Stanbury, Boy 1st class O.N. J.27093

1.0pm Court of enquiry assembled onboard, Captain Pratt, HMS Yarmouth, President, to enquire into loss overboard of Boy Stanbury

5.40pm Weighed

5.50pm Proceed astern of Collingwood, leaving harbour

6.11pm Passed obstruction. Cos as reqt through Pentland First West of Skerries


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3 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5.40am Sighted Pentland Skerries & Noss Hd Lt

6.25am Pentland Skerries abeam. Cos as reqte for Scapa Flow

7.25am Stopped. Came to with port anchor

11.50am Collier Kildonan came alongside

Noon Collier cast off


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4 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.0am Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

8.05am Collier Kildonan secured alongside

8.45am Commenced coaling

10.55am Finished coaling, having received 214 tons. Collier cast off

4.30pm Read warrant No. 99



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5 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6.12pm Weighed and proceeded as reqte out of harbour

6.27pm Passed obstruction. Cos as reqte through Pentland Firth

7.40pm Pentland Skerries East 3.5' (miles)


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6 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

5.35am Sighted Skerries Lt N38W

5.50am Skerries Lt North 2', a/c as reqte for Scapa Flow

7.25am Stopped. Let go port anchor & moored ship

Ship rolling very heavily


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7 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1


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8 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.50am Collier Rubio secured alongside

10.30 Commenced coaling

12.30pm Finished coaling, having received 155 tons

1.20pm Store ship Sea Serpent came alongside


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9 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.0pm Look outs, G.L.'s (gunlayers) & signalmen attended lecture on recognition enemy ships


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10 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.0pm Discharged 5 ratings to depot

3.0pm Received 6 ratings from depot

3.30pm Assist-Paymaster Rayner H. de la P. Evans joined ship


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11 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.0pm Received 1 rating from Depot


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12 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.0am Draught. 17ft - 5in fwd, 18 ft - 10in aft

7:40am Weighed anchor and proceeded as reqte for firing area in Scapa Flow. Exd searchlight control.

8.05am Stopped. Dropped target.

8:15am Proceeded – Cos & speeds as reqte for carrying out A.R. practice

9:50am Finished firing. Weighed target.

10:05am Proceeded as reqte for fleet anchorage

10:30am Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 16 fathoms


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13 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.0pm Landed watch of stokers and boys for route march


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14 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.10am Performed Divine Service. Celebrated Holy Communion. Sent Roman Catholic Church party to Colossus

5.0pm Received 2 ratings from HMS Liverpool


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15 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.55am Collier Kildonan secured alongside

10.0am Finished coaling, having received 80 tons

6.10pm Weighed at and proceeded in company with II LCS (2nd Light Cruiser Squadron)

6.37pm Passed obstruction. Cos as reqte through Pentland Firth to westward. Single line ahead

7.14(?)pm Shaped course NNW. Dunnet Hd S 2' (miles)

10.0pm Sule Skerry Lt S68W 7.5'


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16 February 1915

At sea

Lat 60.0, Long -10.0

6.05am Formed on a line of bearing N39E 1 mile apart

9.50am Formed single line ahead. Yarmouth dropped target. Carried out sub-calibre gunnery practice.

10.50am Finished firing. Formed single line ahead

12.45pm a/c as reqte for kite flying

5.45pm Formed single line ahead

11.00pm Lost overboard in heavy sea. Part(?) 301 - Life belts - Twelve


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17 February 1915

At sea

Lat 60.7, Long -1.7

9.45am Proceeded as reqte to Southward to examine steamer

10:25am - Communicated with Danish S.S. Baltimore.

11.45am Rejoined flag

1.0pm Cos as reqte standing off and on off Ramna Stacks & Uyea Island

9:55pm Sighted Sule Skerry Lt S60W

11.15pm Proceeded to patrol on NWW(?) & ESE


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18 February 1915

At sea

Lat 59.7, Long -5.0

1.00am On patrol to Eastward of Sule Skerry at 16 knots, zigzagging

7.30am Rejoined Flag

8.0am Formed single line ahead

5:10pm Communicated with Swedish S.S. Nyland. :

5.30pm Proceeded as reqte for R.V. 20 knots

6.11pm Cos as reqte to rejoin Squadron west of Sule Skerry

7.0pm Rejoined Flag


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19 February 1915

At sea

Lat 59.0, Long 0.9

6:35am Cos as reqte to examine 2 trawlers.


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20 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6.10am Cos as reqte for Scapa Flow

7.15am Stopped. Came to with port anchor

7.50am Collier Intent secured alongside

9.15am Commenced coaling

12.0am Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

6.0pm Finished coaling, having received 615 tons. Collier cast off


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21 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.0pm Landed CPOs on Flotta Is


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22 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

11.0am Discharged 1 rating to hospital


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23 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1


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24 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.15pm Weighed & proceeded as reqte for anchorage off Howequay Head (E side of Scapa Flow)

4.45pm Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 17 fathoms. Read warrant No. 100


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25 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.55am Weighed & shifted berth

9.15am Divisions. Prayers. Exd physical drill. Exd ammunition supply. Carried out A.R practice at target towed by steam cutter


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26 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.55am Weighed. Proceeded, cos & speeds as reqte for exercising fire control off Howequay Head

10.45 Finished exercise

5.07pm Weighed & proceeded as reqt for fleet anchorage

5.40pm Stopped – hove to with port anchor in 17 fms


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27 February 1915

Scapa Flow to Gibraltar

Lat 58.8, Long -7.0

3.50am Weighed and proceeded as reqte for Hoxa Sound

4.25am Joined company with Liverpool. Formed single line ahead, cos as reqte out of harbour

4.37am Passed obstruction

4.47am Hoxa Lt abeam

5.33am Dunnet Hd Lt abeam 5' (miles)

8.32am C Wrath Lt abeam 3.5'

10.50am Butt of Lewis Lt abeam 5'

1.45pm Flannan Is Lt abeam 7.5'

5.15pm Soa Is (off N Uist, Hebrides) abeam 6.5'


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28 February 1915

Scapa Flow to Gibraltar

Lat 54.5, Long -12.0

PM Lost during heavy weather – Ship rolling heavily & shipping much water: Boats gear from whaler which was broken - Blacksmiths tools


THE VOYAGES OF HMS GLOUCESTER
Operations in the central Atlantic

JP map Gloucester Central Atlantic

LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

Scapa Flow to Gibraltar

Lat 47.7, Long -11.0

True Bearing & Distance: C Villano, S15E 281


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2 March 1915

Scapa Flow to Gibraltar

Lat 39.8, Long -9.8

True Bearing & Distance: Burling Is Lt S34E 31.5' (miles)

6.10pm a/c S8E to rejoin Liverpool

10.34pm C St Vincent Lt abeam 4.5'


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3 March 1915

Scapa Flow to Gibraltar, arrived Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

5.20am Sighted Trafalgar Lt East

6.0am Hands preparing for coaling

7.11am Tarifa Lt abeam 8'

7.45am Cos & speeds as reqte entering harbour

8.15am Stopped. Secured alongsid North Mole No1 coaling shed

10.25am Commenced coaling

3.0pm Received 41 tons oil fuel

11.15pm Finished coaling, having received 910 tons


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4 March 1915

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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5 March 1915

Gibraltar to St. Vincent, Cape Verde Island (CVI)

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.0pm Slipped and proceeded as reqte out of harbour

7.15pm Passed breakwater

7.32pm Shaped co SSW 19 knots astern of Liverpool

8.27pm C Tarifa Pt Lt abeam 2'

9.33pm C Spartel Lt abeam 4.3'


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6 March 1915

Gibraltar to St. Vincent

Lat 33.6, Long -11.2

8.30am Put clocks back 1/4 hour

True Bearing & Distance: Lorenzo Pt (Madeira) S77E 293'

12.30pm Put clocks back 1/4 hour

4.30pm Put clocks back 1/4 hour. Prepared for night defence


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7 March 1915

Gibraltar to St. Vincent

Lat 29.3, Long -18.0

12.43pm Summit Palma (Canary Islands) abeam 26'


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8 March 1915

Gibraltar to St. Vincent

Lat 22.3, Long -21.9

8.30am Put clocks back 1/4 hour

9.20am Carried out range finder exercises with Liverpool

11.0am Read Warrant No 102

5.32pm Closed Liverpool, co S47W

Quarters at Night Defence


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9 March 1915

Gibraltar to St. Vincent

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

5.0am Sighted Bull Pt Lt S75W

6.40am Cos & speeds as reqte for entering Porto Grande, St Vincent

6.55am Stopped. Came to with port anchor in 11 fms

11.30am Coal lighter came alongside

1.30pm Commenced coaling with the assistance of native labour in lighter


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10 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 16.0, Long -23.0

Departed for Sierra Leone at 6.20 p.m.

12.25pm Finished coaling, having received 950 tons

6.30pm Weighed

6.35pm Proceeded with Liverpool in single line ahead as reqte leaving harbour

8.27 Pt Machado(?) Lt abeam 2 ¼ '


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11 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 15.0, Long -21.0

6.30am Sighted St Jago (now Santiago island, CVI)

7.0am a/c S3E & as reqte to close SS Djerissa

8.50am Communicated with Djerissa

9.10am a/c to close Liverpool

10.25am Rejoined Liverpool

PM "Severely reprimanded Mr Plats(?) Smith, Boatswain, for conduct unbecoming an officer in sitting down in a canteen with two Able Seamen – Kelly, Captain"


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12 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 13.3, Long -21.9

1.50pm a/c to close Djerissa

3.30pm Communicated with SS Djerissa

5.45pm a/c S34E 7 knots, 5' (miles) on star. beam of Liverpool


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13 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 11.7, Long -19.7

1.0am Quarters at night defence

8.45am Opened to 8' on star. beam of Liverpool

4.35pm Closed to 4 cables from Liverpool


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14 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 10.2, Long -17.3

6.40am a/c to close Djerissa


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15 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 9.0, Long -15.7

4.0am a/c to close Djerissa

6.10am a/c to close Liverpool

9.20am Stopped. Dropped targets. Proceeded as reqte for towing targets

11.25am Hauled in target

11.30am Proceeded to carry out A.R practice at target towed by Liverpool

True Bearing and Distance: C Sierra Leone S75E 86'

1.0pm Finished practice


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16 March 1915

St. Vincent to Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.30am ighted Cape Sierra Leone Lt

5.35am Stopped to signal shore station

6.10am Stopped. Hove to with stard anchor

3.0pm Arrived Portuguese Cr. Gabriel

11.0pm Hands securing collier


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17 March 1915

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

1.10am Collier DjerrIsa secured alongside

7.0am Arrived HMS Highflyer

7.30am Finished coaling


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18 March 1915

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2


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19 March 1915

Sierra Leone

Lat 8.5, Long -13.2

2.40pm Weighed and proceed in company with HMS Liverpool

3.30pm Shaped co S72W. Took station 2' (miles) on stard beam of Liverpool


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20 March 1915

At sea

Lat 7.2, Long -14.7

6.30am Cos as reqte to close collier Djerissa, 12 knots

7.45am Cos as reqte to close Liverpool. Gisella dropped target

8.30am Stopped off target to mark for Liverpool firing

9.10am Proceeded as reqte to carry out practice with service ammunition

10.40am Finished practice. Closed Liverpool

True Bearing and Distance: C Sierra Leone N46E 118'


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21 March 1915

At sea

Lat 5.5, Long -16.5

6.0am Cos as reqte to close Djerissa

10.30am Cos as reqte to take station 6' on star beam of Liverpool

True Bearing and Distance: C Sierra Leone N43E 263'


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22 March 1915

At sea

Lat 4.8, Long -18.7

True Bearing and Distance: St Pauls Rocks S72W 673'


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23 March 1915

At sea

Lat 3.8, Long -21.3

5.0am a/c West 15' (miles) astern of Djerissa

True Bearing and Distance: St Pauls Rocks S72W 506'



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24 March 1915

At sea

Lat 2.7, Long -24.2

9.0am Hands piped down. Carried out ceremony of crossing the line

True Bearing and Distance: St Pauls Rocks S73W 324'

12:30pm Put clocks back 10 mins

3:20pm a/c as reqte to close Djerissa

4.0pm a/c as reqte to close Liverpool


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25 March 1915

At sea

Lat 1.5, Long -27.0

True Bearing and Distance: St Pauls Rocks S78W 145(?)'

12:30pm Put clocks back 11 mins

6:20pm a/c as reqte to close Djerissa


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26 March 1915

At sea

Lat 0.3, Long -29.7

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S42W 334'

1pm Put clocks back 11 mins


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27 March 1915

On patrol

Lat 0.0, Long -32.7

5:40am Communicated with Djerissa

9.0am Proceeded N27W 135 revs. Formation, line ahead 15' apart

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S15W

12:50pm Put clocks back 20 mins


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28 March 1915

On patrol

Lat -0.2, Long -32.9

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S15W 225'

12.05pm Sighted steamer bearing N10W 12' steering SE :

12.10pm Steamer altered co to N. ward

12.15pm Proceeded co & speed as reqte to close steamer

1.20pm Boarded S.S. Hendrick flying Dutch colours. Proved to be German S.S. Macedonia with coal & provisions. Put prize crew on board.

3:10pm Proceeded as reqte to close and communicate with Liverpool

3:45pm a/c as reqte to close prize.

4.0pm Discharged 29 ratings to Macedonia as prize crew with Lieut. H.O. Norman RNR (in command) and Mr Allen R.N. Received on board German Captain Kunstler(?) with 2 officers and 19 men as prisoners of war.

7.15pm Proceeded as reqte to close Djerissa


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29 March 1915

On patrol, Rocas Island area

Lat 0.3, Long -32.7

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S15W 249'

12.30pm Sighted steamer brg N20W

1.45pm Stopped. Boarded Br steamer Ilwin, Admty collier

2.45pm Proceeded to close Macedonia

4.45pm a/c to take station 15' SW of Macedonia


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30 March 1915

On patrol, Rocas Island area

Lat 0.5, Long -33.0

Ship :Met :SS Gisella :-- :

Ship :Met :SS Macedonia (German) :-- :


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31 March 1915

On patrol, Rocas Island area

Lat 0.5, Long -33.3

5.25am a/c to close Gisella

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S9W 261'

1.45pm a/c to close Macedonia

2.30pm Stopped. Communicated with Macedonia. Discharged 1 rating to Macedonia & recd 1 rating from her



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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1 April 1915

On patrol, Rocas Island area

Lat 0.9, Long -34.3

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S5W 288'

8.0pm a/c to close & communicate with Macedonia

9.25pm a/c for R.V. with Liverpool


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2 April 1915

Patrol area to Lavandeira Reef

Lat -1.3, Long -32.6

8.30am Sighted Liverpool and Djerissa

9.15am Communicated with Liverpool

9.45am Parted company and proceeded with Djerissa for Lavanderia


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3 April 1915

Patrol area to Lavandeira Reef

Lat -3.3, Long -34.9


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4 April 1915

Lavandeira Reef

Lat -3.9, Long -36.0

6.0am Stopped. Sighted land S23W

6.35am Proceeded for anchorage SW of Lavandeira Reef

11.20am Stopped. Came to with port anchor

12.30pm Collier Djerissa came alongside

1.40pm Commenced coaling

6.0pm Moderate N.E.ly swell running. Ship and collier rolling 5-15 degrees


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5 April 1915

Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.8, Long -36.3

6.45am Finished coaling received 695 tons

7.20am Cast off collier

8.40am Weighed anchor and proceeded as reqt for leaving anchorage. Collier Djerissa astern

1.0pm Sighted steamer N52E

2.25pm Communicated with Brazilian SS Paras(?)


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6 April 1915

Lavandeira Reef to Patrol area

Lat -2.3, Long -34.8


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7 April 1915

On patrol

Lat 0.0, Long -33.0

9.50am a/c to close Djerissa

True Bearing and Distance: Rocas Is S21W 360'

2.20pm Sighted Liverpool brg North

5.0pm Communicated with Liverpool


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8 April 1915

On patrol

Lat 1.0, Long -33.3

7.50am a/c to close Macedonia

10.50am Stopped. Communicated by boat with Macedonia

True Bearing and Distance: C San Roque S17W 390'

2.0pm Communicated with Djerissa


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9 April 1915

On patrol

Lat 1.2, Long -33.5

9.55am a/c to close Macedonia

11.50am a/c to close Djerissa

True Bearing and Distance: C San Roque S17W 417'

5.0pm Exercised searchlights crews


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10 April 1915

Patrol area to Lavandeira Reef

Lat 0.2, Long -33.6

10.15am Incr to 180 revs to signal Macedonia


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11 April 1915

Patrol area to Lavandeira Reef

Lat -2.5, Long -33.7

11.0am a/c to close & signal Macedonia

3.0pm Liverpool closed and signalled

3.55pm Co East to communicate with colliers

6.45pm Macedonia & Djerissa astern


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12 April 1915

Patrol area to Lavandeira Reef

Lat -4.8, Long -36.7

11.00am Sighted Mt Mangue Secco S27W

11.40am Cos & speeds as reqte approaching anchorage off Lavandeira Reef . Colliers astern

2.20pm Stopped. Came to with stard anchor

3.30pm Collier Djerissa secured alongside

4.25pm Commenced coaling

5.12pm Arrived Liverpool & Gisella


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13 April 1915

Lavandeira Reef

Lat -3.9, Long -36.0

9.05am Finished coaling, having received 750 tons. Collier cast off. Hands cleaning ship


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14 April 1915

Lavandeira Reef to Rocas Island

Lat -3.9, Long -36.0

10.0am Carried out .303 A.R. practice at target towed by steam cutter

1.0pm Discharged 1 prisoner to Macedonia

3.0pm Collier weighed & proceeded

3.30pm Liverpool weighed & proceeded

3.55pm Weighed & proceeded as reqte leaving anchorage. Speed as reqte to keep astern of colliers

5.10pm Mt Mangue Secco S35W 14'


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15 April 1915

Lavandeira Reef to Rocas Island

Lat -4.0, Long -34.3

6.30pm Colliers Djerissa and Gisella parted company

8.10pm Sighted fleet off stard bow

9.30pm Cos & speed as reqte for approaching anchorage West of Rocas Is

9.55pm Stopped. Came to with stard anchor

11.0pm Ships on company – Sydney (fla), Glasgow, Liverpool & Macedonia


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16 April 1915

Rocas Island

Lat -3.8, Long -33.8

6.40am Arrived Vindictive and armed cruiser Edinburgh Castle

8.0-9.0am Liverpool hoisted flag of Rear Admiral A P Stoddart. Fleet Surgeon Gilmour and Captain Mellor RMLI joined for passage

11.25am Sailed Liverpool

11.30am Weighed & proceeded N41E

3.40pm a/c N30E to close Macedonia (prize)


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17 April 1915

Rocas Island to Cape St Vincent, CVI

Lat -0.7, Long -32.7


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18 April 1915

Rocas Island to Cape St Vincent, CVI

Lat 2.7, Long -31.5

10.05am Stopped. Communicated by boat with Macedonia. Discharged 1 rating to ditto

1.0pm Co N46E stationed ahead of Macedonia


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19 April 1915

Rocas Island to Cape St Vincent, CVI

Lat 5.3, Long -30.2

9.45am Stopped. Communicated by boat with Macedonia. Rec'd on board 3 german prisoners (1 officer & 2 men) Number on Sick List: 7

4.15pm Read Warrant 108


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20 April 1915

Rocas Island to Cape St Vincent, CVI

Lat 7.9, Long -29.0

10.45am Closed Macedonia

11.0am Stopped. Communicated with Macedonia

11.20am Proceeded N46E. Took station on port beam of Macedonia

8.11pm Stopped. Dropped targets. Cos & speeds as reqte to carry out night firing with service ammunition

8.45pm Finished firing. Picked up target


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21 April 1915

Rocas Island to Cape St Vincent, CVI

Lat 11.0, Long -27.6

1.30am In station on port beam of Macedonia


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22 April 1915

Rocas Island to Cape St Vincent, CVI

Lat 13.7, Long -26.8


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23 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI

Lat 16.8, Long -25.0

11.20am Cos & speeds as reqte to enter Porto Grande

12.15pm Coal lighter came alongside

12:30pm Commenced coaling

4.0pm Finished coaling ship having received 205 tons

6.25pm Weighed and proceeded out of harbour


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24 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 18.7, Long -23.8

10.15am Stopped. Communicated with Macedonia

10.45am Proceeded N64E. Took station on stard beam of Macedonia

10:50pm Stopped to allow Macedonia to make good small repairs


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25 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 21.0, Long -21.1


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26 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 23.2, Long -18.9


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27 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 25.0, Long -16.0

5.35pm 5' (miles) on stard beam of Macedonia


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28 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 27.0, Long -14.2

11.30am Co N66E on stard beam of Macedonia


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29 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 29.0, Long -11.0


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30 April 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 32.0, Long -10.0


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1 May 1915

St. Vincent, CVI to Gibraltar

Lat 34.6, Long -7.6

Signed off by Captain Kelly


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