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Light Cruiser/ex-2nd class Cruiser, Weymouth-class

Pendant Nos 95 (2.15), 1C (1.18), 72 (4.18). Launched 12.4.11 London & Glasgow. 5,250 tons, 453(oa), 430(pp)x48x15ft. Turbine 22000shp, 25kts. Armament: 8-6 in. 1-3in AA, 2-21in tt. Armour: 2in deck. Crew: 375. China 1914, 2nd LCS 1914-15, 3rd LCS 1915-18, 2nd LCS 1918. Battle Honour (and link to despatches, casualties, awards) Jutland 31 May 1916. Sold 2.7.29 Alloa, Rosyth. (British Warships 1914-1919)

Completed 4/12, attached to 4th BS, Mediterranean Fleet on completion. China Station August 1913-August 1914 and then joined in hunt for Emden. Captured ex-Greek Pontoporus, one of Emden's colliers in October 1914, and sank the collier Markomannia. 2nd LCS, Grand Fleet from December, then 3rd LCS, Rosyth in February 1915, being present at Jutland. (Battle honour - Jutland 1916). Unsuccessfully attacked by U-boat in July 1916. Rejoined 2nd LCS 1918 and became temporary flagship at Cape in June 1919 before returning home for refit. With 7th LCS, South America 1919-20 then Nore Reserve from December 1920. Attached to Signals School at Portsmouth 1922-24, refitted December 1924-1925 and then undertook trooping runs in 1925-26. Signals School, Portsmouth once more in 1927; flagship of Rear Admiral Submarines at Falmouth April-October 1928, then into C&M and put on sales list in November 1928. (Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-21)

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Notes:

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

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

Editor’s notes:

My notes appear in square brackets, [thus].

Most days contain routine entries such as rounds correct, usual routine completed, quarters, the time fires have been alight in the steam cutter, hands training, cleaning or painting and details of daily leave etc. I have omitted most of these, but occasionally transcribed every entry of a page to show the normal routine missed from the edited text.

I have not transcribed anchor bearings, or most of the sightings & bearings to landmarks, except where they help to provide details of routes & positions not provided by the noon locations.

For some days, HMS Yarmouth’s log keeper gives no position. In those cases I have estimated the position, using the description, courses & speeds in the log, where possible. Where this is the case I have written [Est] after the position. With acknowledgement to Google Earth.

Thanks to the moderators and crew of Naval-History.Net & oldWeather.org for help in deciphering & understanding the logs, for presenting the edited document & especially to Maikel for the Journey Plotter.

Abbreviations:
AB: Able Seaman
A/c: Altered Course
C: Cape
CPO: Chief Petty Officer
ER: Engine Room
fms: Fathoms
no: Number
LV: Light vessel
OOD: Officer of the day
OOG: Officer of Guard
PO: Petty Officer
QF: Quick Firing
RC: Roman Catholic
RIM: Royal Indian Marine
RMLI: Royal Marine Light Infantry
RMS: Royal Mail Steamer
RNR: Royal Naval Reserve
RNVR: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
SBC: Signal Books Correct
SL: Steam Launch
SNO: Senior Naval Officer
SS: Steam ship or Screw steamer
TBD: Torpedo Boat Destroyer
WO: Warrant Officer
WT: Wireless Telegraph

THE VOYAGES OF HMS YARMOUTH 1913-1915
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

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

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1913


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Logbook of HMS YARMOUTH, Captain H.L. Cochrane RN, 26 August 1913 to 17 August 1914


Tonnage (Displacement): 5250

Extreme Length: 453 ft

Breadth: 48½ ft


Engine:

Manufacturer: John Brown

IHP: 22000

Description: Curtis Brown Turbines

When fixed on board: 1911


Boilers

Manufacturer: Yarrow

Description: Small Tube

When made: 1910

When put in vessel: 1911


Screw Propeller

Manufacturer: Laird & Co Glasgow Shipbuilding Co

Description: Manganese Bronze three blade

General state of repair: Good


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[Direction Page]

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Ship's Company

Officers: 20

Seamen: 104

Boys: 22

Marines: 29

Engine-room establishment: 177

Other non-executive ratings 41

Total: 393


Barometer

Mercurial

Maker & Number: Adie 519A, (After 11th May 1914, Adie 512A)

Height of cistern above sea: 12 feet


Thermometers for Air temperature

In screen, Maker: Negretti & Zambra 9734


Thermometers for Sea temperature

Various


Position of standard compass: On fore upper bridge.

List of Dates & positions of Swinging of ship for Deviation of Compass.


Armament

Forecastle: 3 x 6" BL Mark XI PVI

Waist: 2 x ditto

Quarter Dec: 3 x ditto


Torpedo Armament

Submerged 21" tubes, 2 in no, 7 torpedoes


Boats

1 x 35ft steam cutter

1 x 34ft barge

2 x 30ft cutters

2 x 30 ft gigs

3 x 27ft whalers

2 x 16ft dinghies

1 x 13ft 6" balsa raft


Draft of water with bunkers full & complete with provisions, stores & water: Forward 17ft Aft 18ft 3"

Load draft: Forward 14ft 6" Aft 16ft 6"

Number of tons necessary to increase draft 1": 36.3

Number of tons of coal carried with bunkers full 1290 tons

Number of tons of oil fuel carried: 242

Quantity of water carried: a) For boilers 96, b) for drinking 35



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26 August 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

3.0pm: Discharged Lieutenant G G Thorne RNR to HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH

[HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH was a Duke of Edinburgh class armoured cruiser launched in 1904, 6 x 9” guns]

3.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant T H Shearman RN to P&O SS PERSIA for passage to England

[SS PERSIA was a P&O passenger steamer launched in 1900, subsequently torpedoed in 1915]

Number on sick list = 6


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27 August 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.10am: German Cruiser VICTORIA LOUISE arrived, exercised salute country, 21 guns & salute flag of C in C, 17 guns

[SMS VICTORIA LOUISE was a German protected cruiser launched in 1897, 2 x 21cm guns]

Number on sick list = 5


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28 August 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

3.0am: Raised steam in six boilers

7.0am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for out of harbour & for taking targets in tow

8.35am: Proceeded as requisite for towing targets for HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH

11.20am: HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH finished firing, shortened in tow

3.0pm: Tow parted, proceeded as requisite for taking target in tow again

6.55pm: Stopped, turned targets over to tug

7.30pm: Proceeded as requisite, preparing for taking up stations for TBD attack

8.30pm: TBDs carrying out attack

10.35pm: Anchored in Gibraltar Harbour

Number on sick list = 4


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29 August 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.15am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for rounding Europa point & taking station as target ship for HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH

9.0am: Proceeded as requisite for intermediate ship HMS INFLEXIBLE, special firing

[HMS INFLEXIBLE was an Invincible class battle cruiser launched in 1907. 8 x 12” guns]

10.35am: Communicated with HMS INFLEXIBLE

10.50am: Proceeded as requisite to drop targets in Catalan Bay & for carrying out torpedo test runs

2.20pm: Fired torpedo

2.22pm: Lost sight of torpedo 37 (21” RNTF II) & gyroscope No 4170 in position Carbonera tower N27W, Torre Nueva N48W, Europa Pt light S79W, proceeded as requisite for searching for lost torpedo

6.10pm: Observed quantity of oil in position torpedo was last seen

8.0pm: Proceeded as requisite for TBDs to carry out night torpedo firing

9.30pm: Finished attack, proceeded for anchorage in Catalan Bay

10.55pm: Destroyer flotilla arrived & anchored.

Number on sick list = 2


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30 August 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.0am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for searching for lost torpedo

8.15am: Communicated with HMS DESPERATE

[HMS DESPERATE was a D-class destroyer, launched in 1904, 1 x 12 pounder gun]

2.0pm: Proceeding as requisite to search for lost torpedo

5.30pm: Course as requisite for entering harbour, saluted flag of Admiral Sir Berkeley Milne, 17 guns, HMS INFLEXIBLE returned salute with 7 guns

6.12pm: Stopped, secured alongside South Mole

Number on sick list = 4


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31 August 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

9.30am: Landed church parties

10.30am: Performed divine service

Number on sick list = 4



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1913


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1 September 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.0am: Coal ship, received 640 tons, 8.5 hours

7.30am: HMS INDOMITABLE, HMS INVINCIBLE & HMS DUBLIN arrived

[HMS INDOMITABLE was an Invincible class battle cruiser launched in 1907, 8 x 12” guns; HMS INVINCIBLE was an Invincible class battle cruiser launched in 1907, 8 x 12” guns; HMS DUBLIN was a Chatham class light cruiser launched in 1912, 8 x 6” guns]

9.0am: Eight ratings joined ship from HMS INDOMITABLE

11.0am: HMS DUBLIN proceeded

11.39pm: HMS WARRIOR arrived & anchored

[HMS WARRIOR was a Warrior class armoured cruiser launched in 1905, 6 x 9.2” guns, subsequently foundered from gunfire damage received at the battle of Jutland, 1916]

3.15pm: Tugs came alongside, slipped from mole & proceeded, secured to no 15 & 16 buoys

7.0pm: HMS WARRIOR weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list = 4


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2 September 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

11.0am: Father Bray, RC Chaplain discharged to HMS INDOMITABLE

1.0pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company

4.30pm: Exercised, send diving gear to flagship

5.30pm: Discharged one band [?] of 7 gunners RGA to HMS INDOMITABLE

Number on sick list = 3


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3 September 1913

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

4.30am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

5.50am: Anchored

9.0am: Boats crews away sweeping for lost torpedo, divers away diving for lost torpedo

1.55pm: Weighed

3.0pm: Stopped & anchored in Gibraltar harbour

Number on sick list = 3


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4 September 1913

Gibraltar to Cartagena

Lat 36.1, Long -5.0

6.15am: HMS HUSSAR slipped & proceeded

[Probably the Dryad class ex torpedo gunboat, minesweeper, HMS HUSSAR, launched in 1894, 1 x 4.7” gun]

9.05am: Weighed, proceeded astern of HMS CHATHAM, HMS CHATHAM 6 cables astern of flag

[HMS CHATHAM was a Chatham class light cruiser launched in 1911, 8 x 6” guns]

10.0am: Proceeded as requisite for tactics

2.0pm: Dropped target, towing for HMS CHATHAM, .303" practice

8.30pm: Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list = 3


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5 September 1913

Gibraltar to Cartagena

Lat 37.6, Long -1.0

7.15am: Took station astern of HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH

8.30am: Sighted two Spanish TBDs bearing NE

10.22am: Anchored off Cartagena

4.30pm: Quarters, read warrants nos 55 and 56

5.30pm: Prepared ship for sea

6.30pm: Two stokers from HMS CHATHAM & one stoker from HMS INDOMITABLE joined ship for passage to Malta

Number on sick list = 4


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6 September 1913

Cartagena to Malta

Lat 37.6, Long -1.0

11.30am: One boy joined ship from HMS INFLEXIBLE for passage to detention quarters

12.40pm: Weighed, proceeded

Number on sick list = 4


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7 September 1913

Cartagena to Malta

Lat 37.3, Long 5.8

6.45am: Sighted land off starboard beam

10.0am: Performed divine service

4.0pm: Quarters, furled fo’xle awning

Number on sick list = 5


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8 September 1913

Cartagena to Malta

Lat 36.6, Long 12.8

9.07am: Spedillo Point, Pantelleria, abeam, 6 miles

6.55pm: Secured to no 11 buoy Birghu Bay, Valletta harbour, stern to St Angelu Fort

8.30pm: Discharged ratings [?] for passage

Number on sick list = 5


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9 September 1913

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

6.0am: Coal ship, received 440 tons, 5 hrs 35 mins

Number on sick list = 5


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10 September 1913

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

7.15am: HMS GLOUCESTER arrived

[HMS GLOUCESTER was a Bristol-class light cruiser launched in 1909, 2 x 6” guns]

10.0am: Cleaned out port fresh water tank

10.20am: HMS GLOUCESTER proceeded

Number on sick list = 6


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11 September 1913

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

9.30am: Hands employed in dockyard, provisioning ship & as requisite

10.0am: Landed signalmen for helio [heliograph] instruction

Number on sick list = 5


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12 September 1913

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

4.30pm: Read warrant no 57

Number on sick list = 4


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13 September 1913

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

10.0am: Divers away diving in monthly dip

Number on sick list = 4


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14 September 1913

Malta

Lat 35.9, Long 14.5

8.30am: Landed church parties

10.0am: Performed divine service

Number on sick list = 5


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15 September 1913

Malta to Port Said

Lat 35.6, Long 16.0

5.20am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving Valetta Harbour

9.05am: Divisions, read prayers, exercised physical drill

3.0pm: Passed SS CLAN GRANT

[SS CLAN GRANT was a British cargo carrier launched in 1912]

Number on sick list = 5


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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]


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16 September 1913

Malta to Port Said

Lat 34.3, Long 21.8

4.30pm: Read warrants no 58-72 (inclusive)

Number on sick list = 2


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17 September 1913

Malta to Port Said

Lat 32.9, Long 27.6

5.0pm: Passed Brocklebank SS MONTGOMERYSHIRE, bound west

[Brocklebank Line was a shipping company which became part of Cunard in 1911; SS MONTGOMERYSHIRE was previously SS BENGALI, transferred to Shire line & renamed; later sunk off Tobruk]

Number on sick list = 5


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18 September 1913

Malta to Port Said

Lat 31.2, Long 32.3

9.15am: Stopped, pilot boarded ship

10.15am: Anchored in Ismail basin

10.30am: Coal ship, received 300 tons, 3 hours 55 minutes

5.0pm: Leave to petty officers ‘till 11pm

Number on sick list = 4



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19 September 1913

Port Said to Aden

Lat 30.6, Long 32.3

5.50am: Slipped from buoy, weighed & proceeded for Suez Canal

7.55pm: Through canal, stopped & dropped pilot

8.08am: Proceeded as requisite for Suez Bay

Number on sick list = 5


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20 September 1913

Port Said to Aden

Lat 27.1, Long 34.3

12.14am: Zafarana light, abeam, 4 miles

7.51am: Ashrafi light house abeam, 1¾ miles

6.0pm: Passed transport GHURKA steering NW

Number on sick list = 5


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21 September 1913

Port Said to Aden

Lat 23.1, Long 37.1

1.07am: Daedalus light, abeam, 1¼ miles

9.34am: Hands mustered by the ledger, performed divine service

Number on sick list = 6


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22 September 1913

Port Said to Aden

Lat 18.6, Long 39.6

Number on sick list = 10


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23 September 1913

Port Said to Aden

Lat 14.6, Long 42.3

10.05am: Centre Peak Island light, abeam, 3 miles

4.10pm: Quoin Island light, abeam, 9 cables

8.51pm: Mokha light, abeam, 7½ miles

Number on sick list = 13


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24 September 1913

Port Said to Aden

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

12.36am: Perim Island High light abeam, 6 miles

10.05am: Stopped, anchored in Aden Harbour, secured stern to no 3 buoy

11.0am: Coal ship, received 570 tons, 8.5 hours

Number on sick list = 9


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25 September 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

11.30am: Political agent came on board, fired salute of 13 guns

10.50pm: Slipped, weighed & proceeded, as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 9


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26 September 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 12.9, Long 48.0

Number on sick list = 12


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27 September 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 13.6, Long 53.8

Number on sick list = 12


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28 September 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 12.0, Long 59.9

6.30am: Broken by accident while taking temperature of the water, thermometer, ordinary, N & Z, G648

[N & Z = Negretti & Zambra, instrument makers to the Admiralty]

Number on sick list = 11


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29 September 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 10.4, Long 65.3

9.0pm: Exercised sea boats crews & replacing oil navigation lights

Number on sick list = 11


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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]

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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]


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30 September 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 8.8, Long 71.1

4.0pm: Quarters, paid quarterly settlement to ship’s company

8.15pm: Minikoi light, abeam, 5 miles

Number on sick list = 9



THE VOYAGES OF HMS YARMOUTH
Operations in South-eastern Asia

JP map Yarmouth South-eastern Asia

LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1913


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1 October 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 7.2, Long 76.6

Number on sick list = 11


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2 October 1913

Aden to Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

3.4am: Sighted Colombo light, S89E

6.0am: Stopped off Colombo Breakwater, pilot came aboard, proceeded as requisite for entering harbour

6.50am: Stopped, anchored in Colombo Harbour, secured between nos 4 & 10 buoys. HMS PHILOMEL, HMS PELORUS, HMS ALERT & HMS ODIN in harbour

[HMS PHILOMEL was a Pearl class cruiser launched in 1890, 8 x 4.7" guns; HMS PELORUS was a depot ship, ex Pelorus class cruiser launched in 1896, 8 x 4" guns; HMS ALERT was an Alert class sloop, launched in 1895; HMS ODIN was a Cadmus class sloop launched in 1901, 6 x 4” guns]

8.10am: HMS PHILOMEL weighed & proceeded

10.0am: Coal ship, received 753 tons, 7 hours 40 minutes

Number on sick list = 12


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3 October 1913

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list = 9


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4 October 1913

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

2.0pm: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

9.34pm: Dondra Head light, abeam, 7 miles

Number on sick list = 9


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5 October 1913

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.8, Long 84.1

Number on sick list = 11


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6 October 1913

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.8, Long 90.2

Number on sick list = 14


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7 October 1913

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.6, Long 96.2

5.34pm: Diamond Point, abeam 4½ miles

7.14pm: Edi Rajut light, abeam, 11½ miles

Number on sick list = 11


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8 October 1913

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 2.7, Long 101.2

3.55pm: Cape Rachado abeam, 3½ miles

Number on sick list = 9


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9 October 1913

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

1.0am: Very heavy rain squalls

3.50am: The Brothers, abeam, 4 miles

6.0am: Stopped, pilot came on board

6.40pm: Secured alongside in no 6 berth, Colonial Government Wharf, Keppel Harbour

9.30am: Coal ship, received 600 tons, 4.5 hours

2.20pm: Slipped from wharf, proceeded as requisite for anchorage in Singapore

3.12pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list = 9


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10 October 1913

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

9.3am: Court of Enquiry assembled on board

2.30pm: Rear Admiral Peirse visited ship

3.30pm: Shortened in, weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list = 7


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11 October 1913

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 5.4, Long 106.9

Number on sick list = 9


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12 October 1913

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 10.6, Long 110.5

5.0pm: Furled awnings

Number on sick list = 10


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13 October 1913

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 16.2, Long 113.3

Number on sick list = 8


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14 October 1913

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.3

12.0N: Waglan light abeam, 2½ miles, course as requisite for Tathong Channel for entering Hong Kong Harbour

2.30pm: Hands employed provisioning ship, hoisting out ammunition, hoisting in stores & as requisite

5.30pm: Lost overboard by accident, shell, 6”, common filled lyddite, plugged, one in number

Number on sick list = 8


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15 October 1913

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

8.0am: Coal ship, received 740 tons, 7 hours

8.30pm: One seaman rating joined ship for passage to HMS CADMUS

[HMS CADMUS was a Cadmus class sloop, launched in 1903, 6 x 4" guns]

Number on sick list = 9


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16 October 1913

Hong Kong to Shanghai

Lat 23.0, Long 117.0

12.05am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour by Liyemun [Lei Yue Mun] passage & Tathong Channel

6.16am: Chilang Point, abeam, 9 miles

3.21pm: The Brothers abeam, 3 miles

Number on sick list = 8


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17 October 1913

Hong Kong to Shanghai

Lat 27.5, Long 121.5

9.36pm: Heishan Island, abeam, 5½ miles

Number on sick list = 8


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Compass Correction Form [not transcribed]


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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]


18 October 1913

Hong Kong to Shanghai

Lat 31.0, Long 122.2

8.56am: Elgar Island light house abeam, 1 mile

11.0am: Course as requisite for Yangtze River entrance

1.53pm: Upper Mid Ground buoy, abeam, 2 cables

3.45pm: Course as requisite for Wusung River

5.45pm: Stopped, secured to P&O buoy, Shanghai Harbour, hands employed discharging stores & ammunition to FLORA. Five ratings joined ship for passage


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19 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.0pm: HMS CLIO arrived

[HMS CLIO was a Cadmus-class sloop launched in 1903, 6 x 4” guns]

Number on sick list = 9


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20 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning down aloft, scraping funnels & as requisite

2.0pm: French cruiser DUPLEIX proceeded

[DUPLEIX was a French Dupleix- class cruiser launched in 1900, 8 x 165mm guns]

3.0pm: Coal lighter came alongside

4.30pm: Read warrant no 73

Number on sick list = 9


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21 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.55am: Coal ship, received 350 tons, 6 hrs 20 mins

Number on sick list = 9


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22 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.30am: Dressed ship overall, rainbow fashion

5.0pm: Discharged two ratings (for passage) to HMS CLIO

Number on sick list = 8


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23 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

7.0am: HMS CLIO proceeded

3.15pm: HMS CADMUS arrived & anchored

5.0pm: Discharged three ratings for passage, to HMS CADMUS

Number on sick list = 8


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24 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 7


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25 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.30am: SMS TIGER arrived

[SMS TIGER was an Iltis class gunboat of the German navy, launched in 1899, 2 x 10.5cm guns]

11.0am: Divers away diving in monthly dip

4.30pm: Quarters, SMS LEIPZIG proceeded

[SMS LEIPZIG was a Bremen class cruiser of the German navy, launched in 1905, 10 x 10.5cm guns, subsequently sunk at the Battle of the Falkland Islands, November 1914]

Number on sick list = 8


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26 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.0am: Landed church parties

Number on sick list = 9


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27 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

7.0am: HMS CADMUS proceeded

9.0am: French cruiser D'IBERVILLE proceeded

[D'IBERVILLE was a French torpedo gunboat, launched in 1892, 1 x 100mm gun]

Number on sick list = 5


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28 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.0am: Read stations for & exercised landing parties

Number on sick list = 4


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29 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5


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30 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident, service belts, patt 1901, three in no

Number on sick list = 4


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31 October 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.30am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HM the Emperor of Japan's birthday

Number on sick list = 4



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1913


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1 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

1.0pm: Paid monthly money to ship's company

Number on sick list = 4


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2 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

4.30pm: HMS BRITOMART arrived

[HMS BRITOMART was a Bramble class gunboat, launched in 1899, 2 x 4" guns]

Number on sick list = 4


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3 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.30am: Discharged one AB to HMS BRITOMART

Number on sick list = 6


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4 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.4am: Exercised watch out fire engine

Number on sick list = 6


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5 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 11


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6 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

4.30pm: Sub Lieutenant E H Hopkinson RN joined ship for passage to HMS ALACRITY

[HMS ALACRITY was an old sloop, ex despatch vessel, launched in 1895, 6 x 6 pounder guns]

Number on sick list = 9


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7 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

5.0pm: Read warrant no 74

6.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, fender, grass, patt 309, one in number

Number on sick list = 11


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8 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

11.0am: Divers away diving, monthly dip

8.0pm: Read warrant no 75

Number on sick list = 11


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9 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.0am: Performed divine service

Number on sick list = 8


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10 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.0am: Read articles of war & Court Martial returns, exercised watch, out stream anchor & rig diving boat

Number on sick list = 8


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11 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

5.45am: HMS BRITOMART slipped & proceeded

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HM the King of Italy's birthday

Number on sick list = 7


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12 November 1913

[12 October in log]

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 6


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13 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.30am: Lost overboard by accident, hook, boat, GM, large, patt 78e, one in number

Number on sick list = 6


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14 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 6


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15 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.30am: Aired night clothing

4.25pm: SMS ILTIS arrived

[SMS ILTIS was an Iltis class gunboat of the German Navy, launched in 1898, 4 x 8.8cm guns]

Number on sick list = 7


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16 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.0am: Discharged one general signaller to SS CHENAN [built 1903] for passage to Hong Kong

10.15am: SMS TIGER proceeded

5.30pm: Mr Sharpe, Gunner, joined ship from HMS CADMUS to await passage to England

Number on sick list = 6


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17 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

11.10am: French sloop DÉCIDÉE arrived

[DÉCIDÉE was a French Suprise Class gunboat , launched in 1898, 2 x 100mm guns]

http://www.navypedia.org/ships/france/fr_of_surprise.htm

11.30pm: HMS ALACRITY arrived

Number on sick list = 5


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18 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.30am: Discharged Sub-Lieutenant C H H Atkinson to HMS ALACRITY

Number on sick list = 5


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19 November 1913

[19 September in log]

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 5


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20 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.10am: HMS SNIPE arrived

[HMS SNIPE was a Heron class river gunboat launched in 1897, 2 x 6 pounder guns]

2.0pm: French cruiser D'IBERVILLE arrived

Number on sick list = 4


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21 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

3.0pm: French sloop DECIDEE arrived

Number on sick list = 4


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22 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.0am: Divers away diving in monthly dip

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant no 76

4.30pm: One signaller rating joined ship to await passage to HMS CLIO

Number on sick list = 4


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23 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 6


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24 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

5.55am: HMS ALACRITY proceeded

9.15am: HMS NIGHTINGALE proceeded

[HMS NIGHTINGALE was a Heron class river gunboat, launched in 1897, 2 x 6 pounder guns]

9.30am: Exercised out all wire hawsers

2.30pm: Sub Lieutenant I G Glennie joined ship to await passage to HMS BRITOMART

Number on sick list = 6


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25 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 6


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26 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

5.30pm: Coal lighters came alongside

Number on sick list = 6


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27 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.15am: Coal ship, received 250 tons, 5.25 hours

Number on sick list = 8


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28 November 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.0am: HMS BRAMBLE arrived

[HMS BRAMBLE was a Bramble class gunboat launched in 1898, 2 x 4" guns]

5.30pm: Discharged two ratings to HMS SNIPE & one marine to HMS BRAMBLE

Number on sick list = 8


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29 November 1913

Shanghai to Nimrod Sound

Lat 31.3, Long 121.5

11.0am: Unshackled, slipped & proceeded as requisite down Wusung River

12.30pm: Course as requisite for proceeding down Yangtze

3.44pm: Stopped, anchored in Nimrod Sound

4.30pm: Read warrant no 77

Number on sick list = 8


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30 November 1913

Shanghai to Nimrod Sound

Lat 30.0, Long 121.9

7.45am: Weighed & proceeded

3.55pm: Stopped, anchored, HMS BRITOMART at anchor

4.30pm: Discharged Sub Lieutenant J G Glennie to HMS BRITOMART

Number on sick list = 6



THE VOYAGES OF HMS YARMOUTH
Operations in Northern Asia

JP map Yarmouth Northern Asia

LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1913


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1 December 1913

Nimrod Sound

Lat 29.6, Long 121.8

8.0am: Dressed ship masthead flags in honour of Queen Alexandria's birthday

8.42am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite to carry out torpedo firing

12.30pm: Completed torpedo practice, five runs

12.52pm: Stopped & anchored

2.30pm: Hands employed restowing torpedoes, cleaning ship & as requisite

Number on sick list = 6


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2 December 1913

Nimrod Sound

Lat 29.6, Long 121.8

10.0am: Exercised control practice firing .303" blank

615pm: Hands to night defence stations

Number on sick list = 6


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3 December 1913

Nimrod Sound

Lat 29.6, Long 121.8

10.0am: Control parties & guns crews carrying out .303" at towed target

Number on sick list = 6


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4 December 1913

Nimrod Sound

Lat 29.6, Long 121.8

10.0am: Control parties & guns crews at 1" aiming rifle practice at towed target

11.40am: Weighed & proceeded

12.14pm: Nimrod Point abeam, 3¼ cables

1.20pm: Stopped, dropped target, proceeded as requisite for carrying out sub-calibre firing from 6" guns

4.35pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list = 6


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5 December 1913

Nimrod Sound

Lat 29.5, Long 121.6

8.4am: Weighed & proceeded

10.25am: Stopped, lowered cutter with elevation party

10.48am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out firing with 6" guns at Mouse Islet

11.50am: Ceased firing, proceeded to examine target

[Note: no barometer reading at 12.0N as barometer unshipped for firing]

12.20pm: Hoisted cutter, proceeded

2.32pm: Anchored, carried out firing from maxims

6.0pm: Exercised night defence, carried out 1" aiming rifle practice at towed target

Number on sick list = 7


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6 December 1913

Nimrod Sound

Lat 29.5, Long 121.6

Number on sick list = 7


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7 December 1913

Nimrod Sound to Wusung

Lat 29.9, Long 122.1

9.30am: Weighed & proceeded, course as requisite for leaving Nimrod Sound

9.49am: Nimrod Point abeam, 1 mile

5.37pm: Course as requisite for Yangtze River

8.20pm: Anchored off Wusung

Number on sick list = 7


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8 December 1913

Wusung

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

11.0am: HIJMS TSUSHIMA proceeded

[HIJMS TSUSHIMA was a Niitaka class cruiser of the Japanese Navy, launched in 1902, 6 x 15.2cm guns]

Number on sick list = 7


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9 December 1913

Wusung to Tasha Island

Lat 32.1, Long 120.4

6.30am: Weighed, course & speed as requisite for proceeding up Yangtze River

7.20am: SE spit buoy abeam, 3 cables

10.10am: Destroyed 20 rounds of 12 pounder, 8cwt cartridge, lot WA1568

1.50pm: Bath Point abeam

4.21pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list = 7


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10 December 1913

Tasha Island

Lat 32.3, Long 119.8

10.30am: Marines mustered in heavy marching order

Number on sick list = 7


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11 December 1913

Tasha Island to Chin Kiang

Lat 32.3, Long 119.8 [Est]

8.39am: Weighed & proceeded up river

10.01am: Stopped & anchored off British Consulate

Number on sick list = 7


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12 December 1913

Chin Kiang to Tahokan

Lat 32.2, Long 119.1 [Est]

7.0am: Weighed, proceeded up river

9.09am: Stopped & anchored

9.45am: German gunboat SMS OTTER passed, headed down river

[SMS OTTER was a German Navy river gunboat launched in 1909, 2 x 5.2cm guns]

10.30am: SMS ILTIS passed, headed down river

Number on sick list = 7


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13 December 1913

Tahokan

Lat 32.2, Long 119.1

Number on sick list = 7


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14 December 1913

Tahokan to Nanking

Lat 32.1, Long 118.7

8.27am: Weighed, proceeded up river

10.29am: Stopped, anchored, saluted Chinese flag, 21 guns, saluted Japanese VA 15 guns

Number on sick list = 9


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15 December 1913

Nanking

Lat 32.1, Long 118.8

2.30pm: Saluted HBMs consul, 7 guns

Number on sick list = 9


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16 December 1913

Nanking to Rocky Point

Lat 31.9, Long 118.6

6.58am: Weighed & proceeded up river

8.46am: Anchored

Number on sick list = 9


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17 December 1913

Rocky Point

Lat 31.9, Long 118.6

Number on sick list = 9


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18 December 1913

Rocky Point to North Tzu Beacon

Lat 32.2, Long 119.7

7.0am: Weighed, proceeded down river

2.43pm: Kiangyin Point abeam

4.05pm: Kiushan Point abeam

5.05pm: Anchored

Number on sick list = 8


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19 December 1913

North Tzu to Shanghai

Lat 31.4, Long 121.5

7.54am: Weighed & proceeded down Yangtze River

12.15pm: Proceeded as requisite up Wusung River

1.4pm: Stopped, secured to P&O buoy, Shanghai Harbour

Number on sick list = 9


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20 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 10


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21 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.08am: USS RAINBOW arrived

[USS RAINBOW was a distilling ship, launched in 1890, 6 x 6 pounder guns]

Number on sick list = 10


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22 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.30am: Thirteen ratings joined ship from P&O SS HIMALAYA

[SS HIMALAYA was a P&O steamer launched in 1892, later an armed merchant cruiser in WW1]

Number on sick list = 10


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23 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant no 78

4.30pm: French Cruiser D'IBERVILLE arrived

Number on sick list = 10


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24 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.0am: Lost overboard by accident, brushes, paint, patt 5a, two in number

Number on sick list = 10


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25 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

7.30am: Discharged nine ratings to SS LUCHOW for transport to HMS HAMPSHIRE

[HMS HAMPSHIRE was a Devonshire class armoured cruiser launched in 1903, 4 x 7.5" guns]

9.0am: Landed church parties

Number on sick list = 10


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26 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 11


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27 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 11


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28 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

11.15am: SMS EMDEN arrived

[SMS EMDEN was a German light cruiser launched in 1908, 10x10.5cm guns]

3.30pm: SMS ILTIS arrived

Number on sick list = 11


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29 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

11.45am: HMS BRAMBLE proceeded

Number on sick list = 12


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30 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

5.0am: Lighter (No. 361) towed by tug struck ship's side between stations 218 and 220 sheer strake J inner and strake H outer also frames 218 and 219 set in, greatest depth being 2 inches, also a running indent 2 feet long by 3/8" in depth on after lower edge of strake H

10.30am: Divers away diving, monthly dip

Number on sick list = 12


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31 December 1913

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 9



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1914


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1 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.0am: Paid quarterly settlement to ship's company

Number on sick list = 8


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2 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 8


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3 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

7.10am: HMS CADMUS proceeded

Number on sick list = 6


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4 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 10


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5 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

4.30pm: Quarters, read warrant no 79

5.20pm: Coal lighters came alongside

Number on sick list = 10


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6 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.30am: Coal ship, received 400 tons, 7 hours

Number on sick list = 11


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7 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 11


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8 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.0am: Dressed ship over all in honour of HM the King of Italy's birthday

[The King of Italy's birthday was also celebrated on 11 November 1913!]

Number on sick list = 11


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9 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 11


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10 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 12


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11 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 12


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12 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

11.50am: French gunboat D'IBERVILLE sailed

1.45pm: Italian cruiser MARCO POLO sailed

[MARCO POLO was an armoured cruiser, launched in 1892, 6 x 152 mm guns

Number on sick list = 9


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13 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

3.30pm: HMS WOODLARK arrived

[HMS WOODLARK was a River gunboat launched in 1898 in China, having been built in sections in the UK & transported to China for reassembly, 2 x 6 pounder guns]

Number on sick list = 8


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14 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

Number on sick list = 6


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15 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5


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16 January 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

10.30am: Marines mustered in heavy marching order

12.30pm: USS HELENA arrived

[USS HELENA was a US Navy Wilmington class gunboat, launched in 1896, 4 x 4" guns]

3.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, fender, grass, patt 309, one in number

Number on sick list = 6


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17 January 1914

Shanghai to Wusung

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.0am: USS RAINBOW proceeded

3.10pm: Slipped, proceeded as requisite down Wusung River

5.10pm: Stopped, anchored, discharged two stewards & one marine to HMS NEWCASTLE, one steward joined ship from HMS NEWCASTLE for passage to Hong Kong

[HMS NEWCASTLE was a Bristol class cruiser launched in 1909, 10 x 4" guns]

Number on sick list = 7


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18 January 1914

Wusung

Lat 31.5, Long 121.3

6.37am: HMS NEWCASTLE proceeded up Wusung river

9.30am: Performed divine service, hands mustered by the ledger

2.30pm: HMS KINSHA arrived from river, communicated with HMS KINSHA, embarked stores for Hong Kong

[HMS KINSHA was a river gunboat, paddle steamer, launched in 1900, 2 x 12 pounder guns]

Number on sick list = 7


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19 January 1914

Wusung to Hong Kong

Lat 31.5, Long 121.3

11.25am: Saluted Japanese Rear Admiral with 13 guns

1.0pm: Japanese cruisers AZUMA & ASAMA proceeded

[HIJMS AZUMA was a Japanese armoured cruiser, launched in France in 1899, 4 x 20.3cm guns; HIJMS ASAMA was a Japanese armoured cruiser launched in Britain in 1899, 4 x 20.3cm guns]

1.31pm: Weighed, proceeded for Yangtze South Channel

2.35pm: Upper Mid Ground Buoy abeam, 6 cables

6.39pm: Elgar Island abeam, 2 miles

12.0M: Heishan Light abeam [Probably Huaniaoshan Lighthouse]

Number on sick list = 11


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20 January 1914

Wusung to Honk Kong

Lat 26.0, Long 120.4

3.25am: Steering gear failure

3.30am: Stopped

3.50am: Proceeded, connected up CT steering gear

8.15am: Connected up FB steering gear

2.20pm: Turnabout Island abeam, 3½ miles

9.05pm: Chapel Island abeam, 14.5 miles

Number on sick list = 11


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21 January 1914

Wusung to Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.5

7.25am: Chilang Point Light abeam, 7.2 miles

9.55am: Pedro Blanco abeam, 5 miles

11.0am: Marines mustering kit & webbing

12.50pm: Course as requisite for entering Hong Kong harbour

1.52pm: Stopped, secured to no 4 buoy, discharged two ratings to hospital, disembarked ratings for passage & stores

Number on sick list = 9


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22 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

10.30am: Exercised small arms companies on board, marines at gun drill

Number on sick list = 6


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23 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.30am: Tested life buoys, correct

2.0pm: German gunboat LUCHS arrived

[SMS LUCHS was a German Iltis class gunboat, launched in 1899, 2 x 10.5cm guns]

Number on sick list = 5


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24 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 5


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25 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

9.15am: Performed divine service, landed church parties

Number on sick list = 5


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26 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.15am: HMS WELLAND, HMS RIBBLE & HMS CHELMER proceeded

[HMS CHELMER, HMS RIBBLE & HMS WELLAND were River class destroyers, launched in 1904, 4 x 12 pounder guns]

10.30am: Hands employed cleaning reserve coal bunkers & as requisite

10.50am: USS WILMINGTON arrived

[USS WILMINGTON was a US gunboat launched in 1895, 8 x 4" g

11.30am: Rigged diving boat & sent divers to HMS WELLAND

5.0pm: HMS WELLAND, HMS CHELMER & HMS RIBBLE arrived

Number on sick list = 5


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27 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HM The Kaiser's birthday

1.0pm: Fired royal salute of 21 guns

1.55pm: Japanese gunboat SAGA arrived, saluted C in C with 15 guns, returned salute with 15 guns

[HIJMS SAGA was a Japanese gunboat launched in 1912 1 x 120mm gun]

Number on sick list = 6


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28 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

1.15pm: Japanese cruiser SATSUTA arrived, saluted C in C, 15 guns, returned salute

[Probably the Japanese cruiser HIJMS TATSUTA, launched in 1894, 2 x 4.7" guns]

Number on sick list = 6


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29 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

11.45am: SMS LUCHS proceeded

2.15pm: Japanese cruiser TATSUTA proceeded

4.30pm: French gunboat VIGILANTE & ARGUS arrived

[VIGILANTE & ARGUS were French Vigilante class river gunboats launched in 1900, in the UK]

Number on sick list = 6


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30 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

6.30am: HMS WELLAND, HMS USK & HMS JED proceeded

[HMS USK & HMS JED were River class destroyers launched in 1903 & 1904 respectively, 4 x 12 pounder guns]

11.07am: French cruiser MONTCALM arrived

[MONTCALM was a French armoured cruiser launched in 1900, 2 x 194 mm guns]

1.0pm: Read warrant no 81, discharged one stoker to detention barracks

Number on sick list = 4


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31 January 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

9.0am: Discharged one Private Rendel to SS DEVANHA for passage to England

[SS DEVANHA was a P & O steamer launched in 1906]

11.0am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant E W Hardy P & O SS DEVANHA for passage to England

Number on sick list = 5



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1914


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1 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

[All entries transcribed as example of normal day in port]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

9.15am: Performed divine service, landed church parties

10.15am: Divisions

1.0pm: Leave to watch 'til 6.30am

4.30pm: Quarters

10.0pm: Fires alight in steam cutter for 15½ hours, employed in ships duties

Number on sick list = 3


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2 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.35am: HMS WELLAND, HMS USK, HMS RIBBLE, HMS CHELMER & HMS JED proceeded

8.15am: Austrian Cruiser KAISERIN ELIZABETH arrived. Saluted country, 21 guns & VA with 15 guns, returned salute 15 guns

[SMS KAISERIN ELISABETH was a Kaiser Franz Joseph I class protected cruiser of the Austro Hungarian navy, launched in 1890, 2 x 9.4" guns]

8.40am: USS CALLAO proceeded

[USS CALLAO was a US gunboat, seized from Spain, launched in 1888, 4 x 3 pounder guns]

6.15pm: German gunboat TSINGTAU arrived

Number on sick list = 5


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3 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.0am: Divers away diving in monthly dip

Number on sick list = 5


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4 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2


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5 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.10am: HMS THISTLE arrived

[HMS THISTLE was a Bramble class gunboat launched in 1899, 2 x 4" guns]

8.30am: HMS MINOTAUR undocked & proceeded alongside camber

[HMS MINOTAUR was a Minotaur class cruiser launched in 1906, 2 x 9.2" guns]

10.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for docking in dockyard & as requisite

3.15pm: Tugs came alongside, slipped from buoy & proceeded into Admiralty Dock

Number on sick list = 3


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6 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

9.30am: Hands employed drawing & returning stores in dockyard, cleaning out cable lockers, scraping ship's bottom & as requisite

Number on sick list = 4


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7 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

10.30am: Range party left ship for range [Stonecutters Island]

4.0pm: HMS HAMPSHIRE arrived

Number on sick list = 4


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8 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 4


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9 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 6


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10 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 4


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11 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.30pm: French gunboat ARGUS proceeded

5.30am: Read warrant no 82

Number on sick list = 3


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12 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

9.0am: Hands employed dismounting guns, returning maxims & 1" aiming rifles, cleaning out cable lockers & as requisite

Number on sick list = 3


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13 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 3


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14 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

11.0am: Range party returned from Stonecutters Island

Number on sick list = 4


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15 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 2


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16 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

9.0am: Hands employed dismantling guns, painting magazines & shell room, in dockyard, refitting & as requisite

Number on sick list = 5


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17 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 4


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18 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 6


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19 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 7


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20 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 6


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21 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 6


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22 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 6


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23 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2


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24 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.0am: Austrian cruiser KAISERIN ELIZABETH proceeded

8.0am: Dressed ship, masthead flags

Number on sick list = 6


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25 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

10.30am: Undressed ship, tugs shifted ship to N wall, dockyard camber

Number on sick list = 5


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26 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

8.30am: Discharged one ERA, one stoker, petty officer & three stokers to HMS FAME

[HMS FAME was a D class destroyer launched in 1896, 1 x 12 pounder guns]

10.30am: HMS ALACRITY slipped and proceeded, flying flag of C-in-C

6.0pm: French gunboat ARGUS arrived

Number on sick list = 7


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27 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 5


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28 February 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

5.0pm: Rejoined ship from HMS FAME, one ERA, one stoker petty officer & three stokers

Number on sick list = 5



LOGS FOR MARCH 1914


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1 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 4


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2 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

8.30: SMS TIGER arrived

11.0am: Cleaned out fresh water tanks

3.20pm: HMS DORIS arrived

[HMS DORIS was an Eclipse class cruiser launched in 1896, 11 x 6" guns]

4.5pm: HMS MOORHEN arrived

[HMS MOORHEN was a river gunboat launched in 1901, 2 x 6 pounder guns]

Number on sick list = 4


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3 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 4


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4 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

8.0am: Japanese cruiser KASAGI arrived, German gunboat TIGER proceeded

11.0am: USS WILMINGTON proceeded

5.0pm: A Neville, signaller joined ship from HMS MINOTAUR for passage to HMS ECLIPSE

Number on sick list = 4


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5 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.30am: French gunboat ARGUS proceeded

3.9pm: HMS MOORHEN proceeded

Number on sick list = 4


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6 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2


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7 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

Number on sick list = 6


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8 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

2.0pm: Portuguese gunboat PATRIA arrived

[PATRIA was a Portuguese gunboat launched in 1903, 4 x 100mm guns]

Number on sick list = 5


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9 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.20am: Slipped from dockyard wall, tugs took ship in tow, proceeded & secured to no 4 buoy

10.0am: Hands employed preparing ship for coaling & oiling ship, received 231 tons of oil, fuel, divers away diving for boats anchor

3.30pm: Japanese cruiser TSUGARU arrived

5.30pm: Coal lighter

6.0pm: Japanese cruiser KASAGI proceeded

Number on sick list = 7


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10 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

6.25am: Coal ship, received 850 tons 10 hours, 5 mins

9.0am: German gunboat TIGER proceeded

Number on sick list = 5


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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]


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11 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

5.0pm: Chinese cruiser arrived & saluted C in C, 15 guns, HMS YARMOUTH returned salute, 15 guns


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12 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2


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13 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

7.30am: SMS JAGUAR proceeded

2.30pm: Mr Tucker, gunner joined ship for passage to HMS ECLIPSE

5.0pm: Joined ship for passage to Colombo, four privates RMLI from HMS MINOTAUR, two marines from HMS TAMAR, one private DCU, two ratings from hospital, one from HMS ROSARIO, HMS ALACRITY & HMS MINOTAUR

[HMS TAMAR was the naval residence hulk in Hong Kong harbour & the adjacent shore station]

8.30pm: Joined ship from HMS THISTLE, Surgeon Holtman for passage to HMS ECLIPSE

Number on sick list = 6


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14 March 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 21.7, Long 114.8

9.0am: Slipped, proceeded for leaving harbour

10.30am: Commenced working up for FP [full pressure/full power] trials

11.30am: Commenced FP trial

12.0pm: Discontinued trial owing to weather, let fires die out in six boilers

1.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, sighting part (from fore 6" gun), one in no, thermometer, ordinary, one in no, head, patt 1310, one in no, lines for Neptune log, one in no, rotator patt 318, one in no, governor, patt no 317 one in no, rotator from 381 one in no,

4.0pm: Hands employed battening down & securing gear

Number on sick list = 5


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15 March 1914

Hong Kong to Sandakan

Lat 17.0, Long 119.3


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16 March 1914

Hong Kong to Sandakan

Lat 11.0, Long 118.2

3.13pm: Piedra Point light house abeam, 5 miles

12.0M: Cabra Island light abeam, 4½ miles

Number on sick list = 11


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17 March 1914

Hong Kong to Sandakan

Lat 6.2, Long 118.3

4.0am: Lost by accident through wire carrying away, sinker patt no 1301, one in no, guide, brass, patt 1266, one in no, line & tray, patt 1317, one in no

1.4pm: Stopped & anchored in Sandakan harbour, saluted BNB company with 21 guns

Number on sick list = 14


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18 March 1914

Sandakan

Lat 5.8, Long 118.1

Number on sick list = 13


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19 March 1914

Sandakan to Kudat

Lat 6.9, Long 117.4

6.0am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

3.11pm: Anchored in Kudat Harbour

Number on sick list = 7


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20 March 1914

Kudat

Lat 6.9, Long 114.8

9.0pm: Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list = 5


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21 March 1914

Kudat to Jesselton

Lat 6.1, Long 116.1

[Jesselton is now known as Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia]

2.32am: Weighed & proceeded, course E

2.38am: Sandiland light house abeam, 1½ miles

10.22am: Stopped, anchored in Jesselton harbour

Number on sick list = 8


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22 March 1914

Jesselton

Lat 6.1, Long 116.1

Number on sick list = 10


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23 March 1914

Jesselton

Lat 6.1, Long 116.1

Number on sick list = 10


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24 March 1914

Jesselton to Labuan

Lat 5.6, Long 115.4

6.0am: Unmoored, weighed port anchor

7.09am: Weighed starboard anchor, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

2.15pm: Stopped, anchored in Victoria Harbour, Labuan

Number on sick list = 8


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25 March 1914

Labuan

Lat 5.3, Long 115.2

Number on sick list = 9


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26 March 1914

Labuan to Singapore

Lat 5.2, Long 114.4

7.35am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 6


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27 March 1914

Labuan to Singapore

Lat 3.0, Long 109.2

Number on sick list = 7


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28 March 1914

Labuan to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

11.44am: Stopped, anchored in Singapore Road

Number on sick list = 6


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29 March 1914

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 1.3, Long 103.9

5.3am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for going alongside Colonial Government wharves

6.20am: Secured alongside Colonial Government wharves

7.0am: Commenced coaling & oiling ship, received 49½ tons oil fuel, & 900 tons coal

4.10pm: Slipped from jetty, proceeded for leaving Keppel harbour

4.50pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

Number on sick list = 7


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30 March 1914

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 3.9, Long 100.1

Number on sick list = 8


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31 March 1914

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.8, Long 95.1

1.05 am: Diamond Point light abeam, 4¼ miles

12.15pm: NW Islet abeam, 2 miles

Number on sick list = 9



LOGS FOR APRIL 1914


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1 April 1914

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.8, Long 89.5

5.0pm: Paid monthly settlement to ship’s company

Number on sick list = 7


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2 April 1914

Singapore to Colombo

Lat 5.6, Long 84.0

Number on sick list = 13


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3 April 1914


Singapore to Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

3.25am: Dondra Head abeam 12½ miles

11.0am: Stopped, pilot boarded, course as requisite for entering harbour

11.37am: Anchored, secured between no 1 & 2 buoys

6.0pm: Mr Board, carpenter, joined ship from Br SS SUNDA

[SS SUNDA was a P&O steamer launched in 1895, subsequently sold to Japan later in 1914 & renamed HOKOKUO MARU]

Number on sick list = 12


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4 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.0am: Coal ship, received 550 tons, 15.5 hours]

Number on sick list = 12


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5 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

12.05pm: HMS DORIS arrived

Number on sick list = 15


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6 April 1914


Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list = 14


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7 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list = 12


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8 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list = 16


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9 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

11.45pm: HMS ECLIPSE & submarines AE1 & AE2 arrived

[HMS ECLIPSE was an Eclipse class cruiser launched in 1894, 11 x 6" guns. Note that her logs for 24 Feb 1914 report her being commissioned with part crew on draft for HMS YARMOUTH, in Devonport; AE1 & AE2 were E class submarines of the Royal Australian Navy, 4 x 18" TT]

Number on sick list = 14


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10 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship & disembarking stores for HMS ECLIPSE

9.30am: Hands employed embarking stores for submarines & disembarking stores for HMS ECLIPSE

Number on sick list = 14


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11 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.30am: Hands employed embarking stores from HMS ECLIPSE & disembarking stores to HMS ECLIPSE

Number on sick list = 12


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12 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.0pm: Submarines AE1 & AE2 came alongside

Number on sick list = 16


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13 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.30am: Hands employed embarking & disembarking stores & baggage

1.0pm: Discharged Lieutenants Wilson & Abbay, Fleet Surgeon Steward, Engineer Commander Sydenham, Paymaster Siddals & Assistant Paymaster Gaursen to HMS ECLIPSE. Lieutenants Crichton & Edelston, Sub Lieutenant Hoskyns, Surgeon Heyswell, Staff surgeon Westcott, Paymaster Cusack & Assistant Paymaster Shaw joined ship from HMS ECLIPSE. Discharged old commission ratings to HMS ECLIPSE for passage to England

4.0pm: Three year ratings joined ship from HMS ECLIPSE & recommissioned on HMS YARMOUTH

4.30pm: Engineer Lieutenant Patterson, Sub Lieutenants Harris, Barnum, Tudoroy, Wedemeyer [?], Montagu-Leeds & Pilton joined ship for passage to Singapore & China station

Number on sick list = 15


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14 April 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.30am: Captain Cochrane recommissioned HMS YARMOUTH with 395 officers and men

5.0pm: HMS ECLIPSE sailed

6.0pm: AE1 & AE2 proceeded out of harbour

6.20pm: Slipped, course & speed as requisite for proceeding out of harbour

7.5pm: AE1 & AE2 took station on both quarters

Number on sick list = 11


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15 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.8, Long 82.1

3.30am: A/c to avoid steamship

6.57am: Stopped both, took AE1 in tow

Number on sick list = 3


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16 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.6, Long 86.5

9.30am: Stopped to readjust tow

4.30pm: Lost overboard by accident, one 5 ton shackle, P no 2056

7.30pm: Heavy showers & squalls

Number on sick list = 3


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17 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 6.2, Long 90.8

Number on sick list = 4


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18 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 5.9, Long 94.9

6.55am: Stopped, slipped AE1, took AE2 in tow

1.10pm: Pulo Bras abeam

4.0pm: Read warrant no 1

Number on sick list = 5


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19 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 4.4, Long 98.8

2.30am: Diamond Point light abeam, 7½ miles

5.40am: Edi Rajut abeam, 10 miles

Number on sick list = 11


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20 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 2.3, Long 101.6

4.29am: One Fathom Bank abeam, 2 miles

10.30am: Hands employed rigging coaling whips & as requisite

11.3pm: Cape Rachado abeam 3½ miles

5.55pm: Stopped, hauled in tow

Number on sick list = 8


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21 April 1914

Colombo to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

12.0M: Submarines formed single line ahead

12.30am: Po High light abeam, 3'

5.0am: Course as requisite for entering Singapore Roads

5.45am; Stopped, anchored

9.30am: Disembarked stores for HMAS SYDNEY

[HMAS SYDNEY was a Chatham class cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy, launched in 1912, 8 x 6" guns]

Number on sick list = 6


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22 April 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.0am: Received 3½ ML cases, Navy signal WS, 5 GS boxes .303 dummy & one case of Lantern slides

7.50am: Oil lighter came alongside

9.15am: Exercised drills, starboard watch out stream anchor, out fire engine, port watch out fire engine & stream anchor, starboard watch out kedge anchor & diving gear, port watch out diving gear & out kedge anchor

11.15pm: Replaced gear

4.30pm: Read warrant no 2

6.30pm: Oil lighter shoved off, took in 103½ tons oil fuel

Number on sick list = 5


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23 April 1914

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

5.40am: Pilot came aboard, weighed anchor & proceed as required for going alongside coaling jetty

6.50am: Secured alongside

7.30am: Coal ship, received 680 tons Welsh coal, 120 tons patent fuel, 7.5 hours

3.15pn Slipped & proceeded

3.45pm: Dropped pilot

Number on sick list = 7


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24 April 1914

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 4.5, Long 106.3

4.42am: Pulo Mauki light, abeam 8.2 miles

4.30pm: Secured, read Articles of War

Number on sick list = 4


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25 April 1914

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 8.9, Long 109.2

Number on sick list = 5


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26 April 1914

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 13.3, Long 112.0

Number on sick list = 6


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27 April 1914

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 18.3, Long 113.7

1.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, one hose, leather, suction, no 3 size & one strainer, copper, no 3 size

7.0pm: Read warrant no 3

Number on sick list = 7


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28 April 1914

Singapore to Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

4.6am: Gap Rock abeam, 5 miles

7.15am: Stopped picked up & secured to no 3 buoy, Hong Kong Harbour

9.10am: Coaling lighter alongside, coal ship, received 270 tons Welsh & 200 tons patent fuel, 9 hours 15 minutes

3.30pm: Discharged one rating to HMS TRIUMPH

[HMS TRIUMPH was a Swiftsure class pre-dreadnought battleship, launched in 1903, 4 x 10" guns]

5.15pm: Sub Lieutenant Pill left ship, one rating joined from HMS TRIUMPH

Number on sick list = 8


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29 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

9.45am: HMS BRAMBLE went into dock

10.0am: Discharged one rating to hospital

2.35pm: Hands secured ammunition lighter

6.0pm: Took in 110 tons oil fuel

Number on sick list = 6


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30 April 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

5.45am: Both watches employed striking down provisions & ammunition

12.55pm: Chinese cruiser CHIN WOO arrived & anchored

[Possibly one of the CHU TUNG group of gunboats launched in 1906/7, 2 x 120mm guns]

2.40pm: Discharged Mr Clark, gunner (T), discharged to HMS ROSARIO

[HMS ROSARIO was a Condor class sloop launched in 1898, 6 x 4" guns]

4.5pm: Three POs, three Sergeants & six privates RMLI joined for passage

5.30pm: One rating joined for passage

6.0pm: Troopship RIM DUFFERIN arrived

[RIM DUFFERIN was a troopship of the Royal Indian Marine, launched in 1904, 8 x 4" guns]

Number on sick list = 6



LOGS FOR MAY 1914


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1 May 1914

Hong Kong to Wusung

Lat 22.4, Long 115.6

5.14am: Slipped from buoy, course & speed as requisite for turning ship & proceeding to sea by Eastern channel

10.03am: Pedro Blanco abeam, 2.75 miles

5.15am: A/c S75E & commenced working up to 20kts to proceed to position 22o 40'N, 121o 8'E in accordance with orders received from Commodore Hong Kong to proceed to assistance of SS SIBERIA

[SS SIBERIA was a passenger liner launched in 1901]

9.20pm: Patent log out of order

Number on sick list = 8


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2 May 1914

Hong Kong to Wusung

Lat 23.5, Long 121.6

0.55am: Communicated by wireless with SS SIBERIA who reported "all well'

11.0am: Let fires die out in boilers not required for 13kts

3.30pm: Watch secured all gear & furled quarterdeck awnings

10.55pm: Agincourt island abeam, 15 miles

Number on sick list = 6


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3 May 1914

Hong Kong to Wusung

Lat 28.1, Long 122.1

4.0pm: Hieshan light house abeam

11.5pm: North Sheep Island abeam, 1½ miles

Number on sick list = 5


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4 May 1914

Hong Kong to Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

1.20am: Bonham light abeam

4.15am: Fairway buoy abeam, ½ mile

5.35am: Passed Kin Tan LV, 2 cables

7.17am: Stopped & anchored at Wusung

9.30am: Discharged one rating to HMS CADMUS

1.20pm: HMS CADMUS weighed & proceeded up the Yangtze

1.35pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite up the Wusung River to Shanghai

3.36pm: Stopped, secured to P&O buoy

6.40pm: Discharged Lieutenant Maund to HMS KINSHA

Number on sick list = 5


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5 May 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

5.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship & blacking down aloft

2.30pm: Sub Lieutenant Harris discharged to HMS CLIO, one rating discharged to HMS KINSHA

3.20pm: Mr Norris AE discharged to HMS WIDGEON

[HMS WIDGEON was a Widgeon class river gunboat launched in 1904, 2 x 6 pounder guns]

Number on sick list = 5


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6 May 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.0am: Dressed ship over all in honour of HM the King's accession

10.0am: Oil lighter secured alongside, took in 56¼ tons

11.0am: Leave to port watch 'til 7am Friday, boys from 1pm 'til 7 pm

12.30pm: French cruiser DUPLEIX arrived & secured

Number on sick list = 5


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7 May 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

6.45am: Coal ship, received 300 tons, 7 hours 50 mins

9.40am: Chinese gunboat LINH SLING proceeded down river

[Probably the Chinese gunboat LIEN CHING launched in 1910, 4 x 47mm guns]

2.30pm: German gunboat ILTIS arrived

3.15pm: French gunboat DOUDART DE LA GRÉE arrived

[DOUDART DE LA GRÉE was a French river gunboat launched in 1909, 6 x 37mm guns]

Number on sick list = 5


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8 May 1914

Wusung

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.40am: Slipped from buoy, proceeded down river to Woosung [Wusung]

11.10am: Passed USS SARATOGA, fired salute of 13 guns

[USS SARATOGA was the renamed USS NEW YORK, an armoured cruiser launched in 1891, 6 x 8" guns]

11.45pm: Stopped & anchored at Wusung

5.5pm: Weighed & proceeded, course & speed as requisite for Fairway Buoy, target in tow

9.22pm: Tungsha LV abeam

Number on sick list = 5


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9 May 1914


Wusung to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 32.5, Long 122.7

2.50am to 3.15 am: Course as requisite for passing through fleet of junks

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant no 4, read quarterly court martial returns

Number on sick list = 6


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10 May 1914

Shanghai to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 35.5, Long 122.8

9.30am: Divisions & divine service

5.30pm: Sighted land N25W

10.28pm: SE Promontory abeam

Number on sick list = 6


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11 May 1914

Wusung to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

3.0am: NE Promontory abeam, 5 miles

6.30am: Turned over target to tug

7.27pm: Stopped & anchored, moored ship, lost overboard by accident, shackle, iron, part 19.39, one in no

10.0am: Discharged Sub Lieutenant Wedemeyer to HMS NEWCASTLE, Sub Lieutenant Barnes to HMS CHELMER, Sub Lieutenant Tudoroy to HMS HAMPSHIRE, Sub Lieutenant M-Leeds to HMS MINOTAUR, Lieutenant Engineer Redmark [?] to HMS MINOTAUR

1.0pm: Ships in harbour on arrival HMS MINOTAUR, HMS HAMPSHIRE, HMS NEWCASTLE, HMS ALACRITY & TBD flotilla

6.0pm: Sub Lieutenant Faswell joined ship from HMS CHELMER

Number on sick list = 4


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12 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1


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13 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

4.30pm: Read warrant no 5

Number on sick list = 2


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14 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

3.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, brushes, painters, 2/0, four in no

Number on sick list = 4


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15 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship & as requisite, guns crews at loader & at .303" aiming rifle

Number on sick list = 4


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16 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

11.50am: HMS ALACRITY proceeded, flying flag of C in C

Number on sick list = 6


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17 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

Number on sick list = 5


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18 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

9.0am: Landed small arms companies, collier WIMBLEDON arrived

Number on sick list = 3


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19 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant no 6

9.0pm: Burnt searchlights

Number on sick list = 6


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20 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

11.40am: Collier WIMBLEDON secured alongside

1.0pm: Coal ship, received 539 tons, 10hrs 15 mins, one ton lost

3.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, sacks, coal, 2cwt, 30 in no & one ton coal

Number on sick list = 6


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21 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

4.30am: Collier cast off & proceeded alongside pier

1.0pm: Examined all coaling strops & handles of coal sacks

4.40pm: HMS RIBBLE slipped & proceeded


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22 May 1914

Wusung to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

Number on sick list = 6


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23 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

2.10pm: HMS ALACRITY arrived flying flag of C in C

4.30pm: Quarters, read warrant no 7

Number on sick list = 2


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24 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

Number on sick list = 2


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25 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Waterwitch Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 122.3 [Est]

7.0am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Wei Hai Wei for anchorage in Waterwitch Bay

8.0am: Stopped & anchored, lost overboard by accident, sinkers, iron, ½ cwt, patt 741, one in no

10.0am: Divers away diving, monthly dip, examined under water fittings

8.0pm: Exercised searchlight control

Number on sick list = 4


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26 May 1914

Waterwitch Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 122.3 [Est]

8.0am: Dressed ship, masthead flags in honour of HM the Queen's birthday, guns crews to loader & .303" aiming rifle, marines to infantry drill

Number on sick list = 4


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27 May 1914

Waterwitch Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 122.3 [Est]

3.30pm: Communicated with HMS USK

Number on sick list = 4


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28 May 1914

Waterwitch Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 122.3 [Est]

Number on sick list = 4


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29 May 1914

Waterwitch Bay to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

9.0am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving Waterwitch Bay

9.25am: Exercised general quarters, steering from all steering positions, exercised hand wheel party

10.30am: Secured

11.36am: Anchored

4.0pm: Read warrant no 8

Number on sick list = 4


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30 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

4.30pm: Read warrant no 9

Number on sick list = 5


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31 May 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

9.15am: Performed divine service, landed church parties

2.0pm: Wind veered to N

Number on sick list = 3



LOGS FOR JUNE 1914


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1 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

[All entries transcribed as example of routine in port]

6.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

7.0am: HMS HAMPSHIRE weighed & proceeded

8.0am: HMS MINOTAUR & HMS NEWCASTLE proceeded, TBD flotilla slipped & proceeded

9.0am: Hands employed preparing targets & as requisite. Guns crews to loader & .303" aiming rifle practice

11.0am: HMS MINOTAUR, HMS NEWCASTLE & HMS HAMPSHIRE arrived & anchored

1.0pm: Paid monthly money to ship's company

2.0pm: Hands employed preparing targets, painting ship & as requisite

3.0pm: Exercised fire control parties

4.0pm: Exercised "send fire engine to flagship"

5.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Gowan to hospital, leave to watch 'til 7.30pm

9.30pm: Fires alight in steam cutter for 14 hours, employed on ship's duties

Number on sick list = 2


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2 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

5.50am: HMS ALACRITY slipped and proceeded

6.30am: Marines landed for drill

9.0am: Landed small arms companies

Number on sick list = 2


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3 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HM the King's birthday, landed small arms companies & marines for review

1.0pm: Manned ship, fired Royal Salute of 21 guns & cheered ship

Number on sick list = 2


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4 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

7.0am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite out of harbour & for carrying out 1" aiming rifle practice at target towed by HMS CHELMER

11.32am: Anchored

10.20pm: HMS ALACRITY arrived

Number on sick list = 2


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5 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

6.30am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for out of harbour & for towing for HMS HAMPSHIRE's light gun layers test

11.0am: HMS HAMPSHIRE completed firing, turned over target to HMS HESPER

[HMS HESPER was a Minx class water tank vessel launched in 1901]

11.48pm: Stopped & anchored in Wei Hai Wei harbour

Number on sick list = 2


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6 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

11.0am: Lost overboard by accident, crutch, boat, GM, patt 73c, one in number

5.0pm: Lost on rifle range, cylinders .303", ball, empty 30 in number

Number on sick list = 2


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7 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

Number on sick list = 2


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8 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.2

11.45am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for out of harbour

12.0N: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out controlled sub-calibre firing at target towed by HMS RIBBLE

3.30pm: Finished firing

3.50pm: Anchored in Waterwitch Bay

Number on sick list = 2


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9 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

7.30am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving Waterwitch bay, picking up umpires & for gun layer test

9.30am: Carrying out gun layer test from all guns, barometer unshipped for firing

1.15pm: Completed firing

2.34pm: Stopped & anchored in Wei Hai Wei harbour

Number on sick list = 2


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10 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 34.6, Long 122.4

8.0am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for out of harbour, taking targets in tow & for towing for HMS HAMPSHIRE heavy gun layer test

1.0pm: HMS HAMPSHIRE completed firing, proceeded S46W with targets in tow

2.15pm: Stopped, turned targets over to HMS HESPER

2.47pm: Stopped & anchored in Wei Hai Wei harbour, lost overboard by accident, coir fender, patt 309, one in number

Number on sick list = 2


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11 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

2.0pm: HMS MINOTAUR weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list = 1


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12 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

Number on sick list = 3


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13 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

Number on sick list = 3


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14 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

10.20am: Divisions, Lieutenant C H Gowan rejoined ship from hospital

Number on sick list = 5


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15 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei & at sea

Lat 37.5, Long 122.3

5.30am: Hands employed preparing ship for sea, and preparing for running torpedoes

8.40am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour by Eastern entrance

9.10am: Dropped target, proceeded as requisite for carrying out torpedo practice, lost overboard by accident 1½ cwt sinker

12.35pm: Finished torpedo practice, proceeded as requisite, course for anchorage in Bluff Bay

2.0pm: Anchored

Number on sick list = 3


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16 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Waterwitch Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 122.3 [Est]

9.0am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for Waterwitch Bay

9.40am: Anchored

2.0pm: Carried out .303" aiming rifle practice at target towed by steam cutter

Number on sick list = 4


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17 June 1914

Waterwitch Bay

Lat 37.4, Long 122.3 [Est]

7.30am: HMS RIBBLE arrived

9.45am: Laid out kedge anchor

1.0pm: Divers away diving in monthly dip

Number on sick list = 5


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18 June 1914

Waterwitch Bay to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2

9.0am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for carrying out 3 pounder sub calibre firing at target towed by HMS CHELMER

11.15am: Finished firing, hoisted in target

1.06pm: Stopped, anchored in Wei Hai Wei harbour

7.0pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

7.30pm: Stopped, took target in tow, proceeded as requisite for veering target & for towing for HMS NEWCASTLE's firing

8.48pm: HMS NEWCASTLE opened fire

9.0pm: Finished firing, shortened in tow

11.20pm: Turned target over to HMS HESPER

11.47pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list = 5


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19 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.3

8.45am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for entering harbour

9.02am: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list = 4


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20 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

5.45am: HMS BRAMBLE arrived & anchored

9.30am: Court-martial assembled on board

11.0am: Dissolved court-martial

Number on sick list = 3


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21 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

Number on sick list = 1


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22 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.6, Long 122.2

8.0am: Dressed ship overall in honour of HM the King's coronation

9.40am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour, closing HMS MINOTAUR & carrying out 3pdr sub-calibre firing at towed target

11.50am: Proceeded as requisite for anchorage in Half Moon Bay

12.20pm: Stopped, anchored

Number on sick list = 1


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23 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.2

9.0am: Weighed, broke flag of VA Sir THM Jerram KCB

[Thomas Henry Martyn Jerram was at this time C in C of the China station]

10.0am: Proceeded as requisite for taking station on HMS NEWCASTLE & carrying out firing

11.38am: Stopped

12.0N: Barometer unshipped for firing

1.55pm: Proceeded as requisite to take up station on HMS NEWCASTLE

2.0pm: Carried out firing from all guns

3.40pm: Finished firing

4.5pm: Stopped anchored, struck flag of C in C

6.20am: HMS NEWCASTLE arrived & anchored

Number on sick list = 1


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24 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

9.30am: Court martial assembled on board

10.0am: Hands employed repairing BP target, blackening down aloft & as requisite

Number on sick list = 1


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25 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

11.0am: HMS CHELMER & HMS JED proceeded

5.0pm: Landed picket

Number on sick list = 1


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26 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

10.0am: Marines landed in marching order

Number on sick list = 0


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27 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

4.30pm: Quarters, read warrant no 10

Number on sick list = 1


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28 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

Number on sick list = 1


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29 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

4.45am: Coal ship, received 691 tons, 16 hours

Number on sick list = 2


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30 June 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

4.30pm: Read warrant no 11

Number on sick list = 2



LOGS FOR JULY 1914


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1 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

10.30am: Landed range party

Number on sick list = 1


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2 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

9.0am: Exercised "prepare to be taken in tow"

Number on sick list = 0


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3 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

Other: sick list = 0-


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4 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

7.0pm: HMS NEWCASTLE weighed and proceeded

Number on sick list = 4


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5 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.7, Long 122.0

5.0pm: Discharged one [?] to flagship

Number on sick list = 2


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6 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Vladivostok

Lat 37.5, Long 122.4

8.10am: Flotilla slipped & proceeded

10.30am: Weighed, proceeded out of harbour

10.45am: Formed single line ahead. took station 5 cables astern of HMS HAMPHSHIRE, TBD flotilla carried out attack on squadron

12.20pm: Single line ahead 2½ cables astern of HMS HAMPSHIRE

3.45pm: Course as requisite for steam tactics

4.06am: Stopped, let go both life buoys, dropped sea boats & picked up ditto

Number on sick list = 2


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7 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Vladivostok

Lat 34.2, Long 125.3

7.0am: Proceeded 180 revs to take station 6 miles on port beam of flag

9.30am: Proceeded as requisite for ranging exercises

10.0am: Finished exercises, took station 5 cables on starboard quarter of flag

9.34pm: Port Hamilton light abeam, 5 miles

Number on sick list = 2


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8 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Vladivostok

Lat 35.7, Long 129.6

5.0am: Sentinel Island light abeam 5 miles

9.40am: Carried out attach on HMS MINOTAUR

4.15pm: Stopped, let go both life buoys, lowered sea boats & picked up ditto

5.45pm: Stopped, lowered seaboat, picked up man fallen overboard

8.30pm: Exercised fleet searchlight control

Number on sick list = 2


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9 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Vladivostok

Lat 39.7, Long 131.0

2.0pm: Hands employed securing gear & battening down

Number on sick list = 2


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10 July 1914

Vladivostok

Lat 43.1, Long 131.9

2.20am: Sighted Askold Island light N17E

9.10am: Course as requisite for Eastern Bosphorus Strait & for Vladivostok Harbour

10.25am: Stopped, secured to buoy in Golden Horn, Vladivostok harbour

Number on sick list 1


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11 July 1914

Vladivostok

Lat 43.1, Long 131.9

Number on sick list = 1


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12 July 1914

Vladivostok

Lat 43.1, Long 131.9

9.15am: Performed divine service, sent RC church party to HMS HAMPSHIRE

Number on sick list = 1


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13 July 1914

Vladivostok

Lat 43.1, Long 131.9

Number on sick list = 2


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14 July 1914

Vladivostok

Lat 42.9, Long 132.1

10.0am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving Vladivostok

4.30pm: Read warrant no 12

Number on sick list = 2


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15 July 1914

Vladivostok to Hakodate

Lat 41.7, Long 137.1

Number on sick list = 2


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16 July 1914

Vladivostok to Hakodate

Lat 41.8, Long 140.7

11.0am: Anchored in Hakodate Anchorage

Number on sick list = 2


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17 July 1914

Hakodate

Lat 41.8, Long 140.7

Number on sick list = 2


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18 July 1914

Hakodate

Lat 41.8, Long 140.7

11.0am: French cruiser DUPLEIX arrived & anchored. Saluted V A's flag, 15 guns. HMS MINOTAUR returned salute

Number on sick list = 2


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19 July 1914

Hakodate

Lat 41.8, Long 140.7

Number on sick list = 2


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20 July 1914

Hakodate

Lat 41.8, Long 140.7

9.30am: Exercised "out bower anchor"

10.45am: Rigged hand capstan

8 30pm: Commenced exercising war routine, exercised night defence stations

Number on sick list = 2


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21 July 1914

Hakodate to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 41.8, Long 140.7

10.0am: Boys away boat pulling & sailing

6.0pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

6 50pm: Formed single line ahead, read warrants nos 13 & 14

9.0pm: Hands to night defence stations, darkened ship

Number on sick list = 2


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22 July 1914

Hakodate to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 39.9, Long 137.7

3.55am: Formed single starboard quarter line

4.30am: Secured from night defence stations

10.0am: Cleared ship for action

10.15am: Exercised general quarters

Number on sick list = 4


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23 July 1914

Hakodate to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.3, Long 133.2

9.25am: Formed single port quarter line

9.30pm: Lost overboard during night defence practice, cylinders, .303 blank, 30 in number

Number on sick list = 3


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24 July 1914

Hakodate to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 34.5, Long 128.6

Number on sick list = 4


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25 July 1914

Hakodate to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 35.7, Long 124.2

4.25am: Sighted TBD, NNW, proceeded as requisite to take station ahead of fleet

7.15pm: Stopped

7.30pm: Darkened ship

8.30pm: Took station 2½ cables astern of flag, darkened ship, exercised night defence stations

Number on sick list = 4


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26 July 1914

Hakodate to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

3.0am: Subdivision of TBS, HMS USK & HMS RIBBLE attacked fleet

3.05am: Stopped

3.15am: Proceeded, took station 2½ cables astern of flag

5.20pm: Stopped & anchored in Wei Hai Wei

9.20pm: TBD flotilla & HMS HAMPSHIRE arrived

Number on sick list = 4


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27 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

8.15am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out fleet torpedo practice with HMS MINOTAUR & HMS HAMPSHIRE

12.15pm: Finished firing, proceeded as requisite to close flag & to hoist in torpedoes

3.16pm: Stopped, anchored

7.06pm: Weighed

7.15am: Formed single line ahead, course as requisite for out of harbour

8.45am: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out night firing (squadron) with 1" aiming rifle

10.40pm: Stopped, anchored

Number on sick list = 5


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28 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

6.20am: HMS MINOTAUR arrived & anchored

7.0am: Coal lighters came alongside

8.10am: Coal ship, received 963 tons, 21 hours, 5 mins

2.45am: HMS HAMPSHIRE arrived & anchored

Number on sick list = 4


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29 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Wusung

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

9.20pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 5


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30 July 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Wusung

Lat 33.5, Long 122.5

7.20pm: Course as requisite for Yangtze River

9.14pm: Tungsha light abeam, 7 cables

11.45pm: Anchored

Number on sick list = 5


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31 July 1914

Wusung to Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

8.25am: Weighed, proceeded up Wusung River

10.05am: Stopped, secured to P&O buoy, Shanghai, coal & oil lighters came alongside

11.0am: Hands employed coaling & oiling ship and preparing ship for war

Number on sick list = 7



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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1 August 1914

Shanghai

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

1.0am: Finished coaling, lost during coaling, shovels, steel, patt no 640b, 12 in no. Lamps, CR, hand, patt no 68, 12 in no

11.30am: HMS THISTLE & HMS BRAMBLE proceeded

1.0pm: HMS CADMUS proceeded

5.0pm: Lieutenant Commander Lloyd & Surgeon Tozer joined ship from HMS WOODLARK

Number on sick list = 2


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2 August 1914

Shanghai to Hong Kong

Lat 31.2, Long 121.5

9.0am: Commander Marryatt, Lieutenant Commanders Blackwood, Murray, Maxwell-Scott, Lieutenant Maund, Sub Lieutenant Fandell & Surgeons Willes, Scargill, Wright & Higgins joined ship from HMS WOODCOCK, HMS SNIPE & HMS NIGHTINGALE & HMS KINSHA

[HMS WOODCOCK was a river gunboat launched in China in 1898 having been transported in sections from the UK; 2 x 6 pounder guns]

6.49pm: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for proceeding down Wusung River

8.45pm: Anchored

9.45pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for Yangtze River

11.20pm: Kintoau light vessel abeam, 2½ cables

Number on sick list = 2


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3 August 1914

Shanghai to Hong Kong

Lat 27.8, Long 121.6

10.0am: Saddle Island abeam

2.30pm: Passed SS BOHEMIA, (Austrian Lloyd)

[SS BOHEMIA was an Austrian Lloyd steamer launched in 1896, laid up in Shanghai later in 1914]

8.49pm: Turnabout Island abeam, 6 miles

10.30pm: Passed Man of War steering same course

Number on sick list = 3


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4 August 1914

Shanghai to Hong Kong

Lat 22.5, Long 115.8

5.28am: The Brothers abeam, 5 miles

8.45am: Sighted HMS THISTLE on starboard bow

10.0am: Lost overboard by accident, fender, coir, small, patt 309, one in no

11.35am: A/c to close HMS BRAMBLE

2.14pm: Pedro Blanco abeam, 5½ miles

5.45pm: Stopped in Hong Kong Harbour, secured to no 4 buoy

8.30pm: Discharged officers & ratings from Yangtze gunboats to HMS TRIUMPH

10.30pm: Hands employed coaling, oiling & provisioning ship

Number on sick list = 3


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5 August 1914

Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

5.30am: Hands employed ammunitioning ship & drawing stores

7.0am: HMS ALACRITY & French cruiser DUPLEIX arrived

8.0am: HMS MERLIN arrived

[HMS MERLIN was a Cadmus class sloop launched in 1901, originally 6 x 4" guns, converted to a survey ship in 1905, with one 3-pounder gun]

9.30am: Coal ship

7.50pm: Received signal "War declared with Germany."

Number on sick list = 5


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6 August 1914

Cruising

Lat 22.2, Long 115.9

6.20am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour in company with HMS MINOTAUR, HMS HAMPSHIRE, HMS NEWCASTLE, DUPLEIX & TBD flotilla. Cheered French cruiser DUPLEIX

8.30am: DUPLEIX & HMS YARMOUTH parted company proceeding to RV, S of Pedro Blanco

7.0pm: Sighted HMS TRIUMPH to W

8.30am: Proceeded as requisite to take station 2½ cables astern of HMS TRIUMPH, DUPLEIX astern

Number on sick list = 4


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7 August 1914

Cruising

Lat 23.8, Long 118.4

6.10am: Proceeded as requisite to close merchant vessel inshore

8.45am: Took station 2½ cables astern of HMS TRIUMPH

3.15pm: Took station 2½ cables ahead of HMS TRIUMPH

Number on sick list = 4


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8 August 1914

Cruising

Lat 28.0, Long 122.3

530am: Took station 2½ cables ahead of HMS TRIUMPH

12.20pm: Parted company & closed Japanese steamer SINTOKI MARU [?]

2.30pm: Took station 2½ cables ahead of HMS TRIUMPH

Number on sick list = 3


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9 August 1914

Cruising

Lat 31.3, Long 122. 9

5.30am: Sighted four British TBDs NW

9.30am: Communicated with Japanese steamer TAIYO MARU

[TAIYO MARU was a cargo ship, built in 1890]

12.50pm: Proceeded as requisite to close Japanese steamer TENZAN MARU, communicated with ditto

[TENZAN MARU was a cargo ship, built in 1896]

1.50pm: Resumed station in line

Number on sick list = 4


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10 August 1914

Cruising & at Saddle Island

Lat 31.0, Long 122.9

7.0am: Parted company with HMS TRIUMPH

12.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to close & communicate with British steamer RANELLA

[Probably the steam tanker RANELLA, launched in 1912]

2.0pm: Course as requisite for anchorage off S Saddle Island

2.20pm: Stopped & communicated with destroyers

6.45pm: HMS CADMUS arrived & anchored

Number on sick list = 4


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11 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 31.6, Long 122.8

4.45am: HMS TRIUMPH & DUPLEIX arrived & anchored

7.05am: Weighed & proceeded with HMS COLNE, HMS USK, & HMS WELLAND, formed line ahead

[HMS COLNE was a River class destroyer, launched in 1905, 4 x 12 pounder guns]

9.30am: Spread for lookout duties, 12 miles abreast

5.50pm: TBDs rejoined, formed single line ahead

Number on sick list = 4


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12 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Est]

4.0am: N Saddle light abeam, 10½ miles

5.10am: Anchored

6.0am: Collier came alongside, coal ship

6.30pm: Lost overboard by accident, coaling hook, patt 916, one in no

8.0pm: Finished coaling, collier shoved off


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13 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 27.8, Long 124.8

12.0M: Weighed. proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

10.30am: Lost overboard, through line carrying away, rotator for patent log, Neptune, one in no

Number on sick list = 4


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14 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 24.0, Long 124,9

Number on sick list = 5


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15 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 23.5, Long 121.8

7.30am: Sighted Samasana Island

8.34pm: Agincourt Island light abeam, 9 miles

Number on sick list = 4


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16 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 26.0, Long 121.2

2.12pm: Proceeded as requisite to close & communicate with British steamer GREAT CITY of Bideford

[SS GREAT CITY was British steamer launched in 1914, operated by Great City Steamship Co of Bideford]

Number on sick list = 5


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17 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 27.4, Long 122.3

12.0N: Communicated with Japanese steamer YAWATA MARU

4.30pm: Read warrant no 15

Number on sick list = 4


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Front page, identifying log of HMS YARMOUTH, from 18 August 1914 to 28 February 1915

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Front page of log for HMS YARMOUTH, commanded by Captain H.L. Cochrane R.N. and Captain T.D. Pratt R.N. [Similar to page at start of transcription. Not transcribed]

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Directions page [Not transcribed]

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Information on crew, barometers, armaments, boats etc [Similar to page at start of transcription. Not transcribed]


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[Change in log format, new book]

18 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Est]

5.35pm: Anchored off S Saddle Island

6.5am: Collier YAMAGUCHI MARU came alongside, coal ship, received 613 tons, 17 hours [SS YAMAGUCHI MARU was a Japanese owned cargo ship, launched in 1890, subsequently wrecked by running aground in 1916]

Number on sick list = 4


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19 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Est]

11.50am: HMS CLIO proceeded

2.0pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour with TBD flotilla

Number on sick list = 3


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20 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 35.2, Long 122.5

7.45pm: TBD flotilla parted company in execution of previous orders

Number on sick list = 4


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21 August 1914

South Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 35.4, Long 121.1

2.32am: Sighted vessel without lights on starboard beam, apparently a TBD

8.25am: Sighted TBD ahead

5.35pm: Stopped, TBD flotilla proceeded in execution of previous orders

Number on sick list = 4


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22 August 1914

South Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 30.8, Long 122.7 [Est]

4.20am: Stopped, boarded Japanese Steamer RISAI MARU

[SS RISAI MARU was a Japanese passenger ship, launched in 1913]

6.35am: Stopped off NDL Steamer PAKLAT, sent Mr Adams & four ABs as small prize crew

[PAKLAT was a passenger/cargo ship, built in 1902]

7.27am: Anchored

10.0am: Hands employed coaling HMS WELLAND

1.10pm: Weighed & proceeded

11.15pm: Stopped at RV, 35oN, 122oE

Number on sick list = 5


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23 August 1914

S Saddle Island & cruising

Lat 35.1, Long 122.0

5.40am: TBD flotilla rejoined

7.30am: Communicated with HMS KENNET

9.40am: Proceeded as requisite to close HMS TRIUMPH

10.50am: Took station 2½ cables astern of HMS TRIUMPH

11.30amm: HMS KENNET performed burial service of 3 men killed in action

Number on sick list = 5


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24 August 1914

S Saddle Island to Wei Hai Wei

Lat 37.5, Long 122.1

9.41am: Anchored at Wei Hai Wei

1.0pm: Received 22 prisoners of war for passage to Hong Kong

2.10pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 6


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25 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 32.7, Long 123.2

10.30am: Passed HMS CLIO steering N

4.30pm: Read warrant no 16

Number on sick list = 3


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26 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 27.1, Long 121.0

3.15pm: Tung Yung abeam, 5 miles

Number on sick list = 2


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27 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 23.1, Long 117.2

Number on sick list = 2


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28 August 1914

Wei Hai Wei to Hong Kong

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

2.30am: Sighted searchlights of Hong Kong defences

6.50am: Stopped, secured to no 3 buoy, Hong Kong Harbour; coal lighter came alongside, coal ship, received 345 tons patent fuel, 530 tons coal, 173.92 tons of oil fuel

10.30am: Discharged 22 prisoners of war to HMS TAMAR

Number on sick list = 1


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29 August 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 22.2, Long 114.2

5.20am: DUPLEIX slipped & proceeded

2.10pm: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

4.30pm: Changed to CT steering gear

Number on sick list = 1


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30 August 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 17.7, Long 111.1

Number on sick list = 1


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31 August 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 11.5, Long 109.4

4.57am Pulo Kambir light abeam, 22½ miles



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 6.5, Long 106.7

Number on sick list = 2


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2 September 1914

Hong Kong to Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 104.3

2.0pm: Stopped, anchored in Singapore Harbour, HMS MINOTAUR at anchor

2.48pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for rounding St John’s Island, off Tanjong Pagar Wharves

4.30pm: Stopped, secured alongside West Wharf, coal ship, received 505 tons. 6 hours 22 mins

Number on sick list = 2


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3 September 1914

Singapore & cruising

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

6.15am: Slipped from Tanjong Pagar Wharf, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour & going alongside oil wharf, Pulo Bukum, received 170.46 tons oil fuel

12.0N; Cast off from oil wharf

12.15pm: Dropped pilot, course & speed as requisite for rounding St John's Island & for joining flagship off Singapore

1.0pm: Took station astern of HMS MINOTAUR

4.20pm: Proceeded to examine steamer anchored off Rhio (German steamer CHOWFA)

[Probably the Norddeutcher Lloyd cargo steamer SS CHO FA launched in 1888]

Number on sick list = 3


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4 September 1914

Singapore & cruising

Lat -2.0, Long 105. 1

12.30am: Proceeded as requisite for HMS MINOTAUR & HMS YARMOUTH to examine steamer

10.55pm: Stopped & anchored

Number on sick list = 4


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5 September 1914

Singapore & cruising

Lat -5.0, Long 106. 2

3.12am: Weighed, proceeded

10.0pm: Reduced to 133 revs, Java Head light abeam, 2miles

Number on sick list = 4


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6 September 1914

Singapore & cruising

Lat -7.5, Long 106.6

8.0am: Examined Wijnkoops and Zand Bays

Number on sick list = 4


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7 September 1914

Singapore to cruising

Lat -7.8, Long 109.1

11.0am: Stopped off Karangbolong. Examined Chilachap [Cilacap] Inlet

12.30pm: Communicated with British steamer ST KILDA

Number on sick list = 3


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8 September 1914

Singapore to cruising

Lat -8.3, Long 111.8

Number on sick list = 3


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9 September 1914

Singapore to cruising

Lat -7.6, Long 114.5

8.0am: Stopped, communicated with British steamer RECORDER

2.15pm: Stopped, communicated with HMS MINOTAUR

5.56pm: Parted company with HMS MINOTAUR

Number on sick list = 3


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10 September 1914

Singapore to cruising

Lat -4.9, Long 110.7

8.32pm: Discovery E Bank light abeam, 8 miles

Number on sick list = 3


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11 September 1914

Singapore to cruising

Lat -1.1, Long 107.8

5.55am: Sighted Japanese ships IBUKI & CHIKUMA ahead, communicated

[IBUKI was an Ibuki class battlecruiser, launched in 1907]

5.0pm: Read warrant no 17

10.10pm: Course as requisite to examine British steamer ORONSAY

[Possibly the British liner SS ORONSAY, launched in 1906]

Number on sick list = 6


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12 September 1914

Cruising & at Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

12.43am: A/c to examine Dutch steamer ALTING

[SS ALTING was a Dutch passenger/cargo liner launched in 1900]

1.34am: Course as requisite to examine Dutch steamer SIAM [?]

6.40am: Stopped, communicated with SS WIMBLEDON

10.45am: Stopped, pilot came on board

12.0N: Berthed alongside Pulo Bukum wharf, oil ship, received 148½ tons oil fuel

4.40pm: Secured alongside Tanjong Pagar Wharf, West, coal ship

Number on sick list = 4


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13 September 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

1.30am: Finished coaling, received 889 tons

6.40am: Stopped, Anchored in Singapore Roads

9.0am: Lost overboard by accident, screw, with slip, patt no 55, one in no

10.30am: HMS MINOTAUR & HMS HAMPSHIRE arrived

4.30pm: Divers away diving, working on starboard submerged tube

Number on sick list = 5


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14 September 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

Number on sick list = 5


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15 September 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

2.0pm: Divers away diving, working at port submerged tube

4.30pm: Lieutenant V Griffith joined ship from HMS MINOTAUR

Number on sick list = 5


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16 September 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.3, Long 103.8

4.40am: HMS HAMPSHIRE weighed & proceeded

6.45am: Tugs came alongside, weighed, proceeded in tow, round St Johns Island & to Kings Dock

11.0am: Docked ship in the King’s Dock, Tanjong Pagar Harbour

2.0pm: Hands pumping out dock, scraping ships bottom, painting ship & as requisite

Number on sick list = 5


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17 September 1914

Singapore

Lat 1.2, Long 103.6

5.30am: Flooded dock

10.40am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

11.0am. Dropped pilot

Number on sick list = 5


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18 September 1914

Singapore to cruising

Lat 5.4, Long 99.9

2.0pm: Anchored off Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Number on sick list = 5


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19 September 1914

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

5.0am: French TBD PISTOLET arrived

[PISTOLET was a French Arquebuse class destroyer launched in 1904, 1 x 65mm gun]

7.0am: Coal ship, received 250 tons, 4 hours, also received 13 tons oil fuel

9.25am: French gunboat D'IBERVILLE proceeded

Number on sick list = 5


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20 September 1914

Penang & cruising

Lat 6.3, Long 99.3

5.15am: Weighed. Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 5


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21 September 1914

Penang to cruising

Lat 10.4, Long 97.5

Number on sick list = 5


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22 September 1914

Penang to Rangoon

Lat 15.6, Long 96.2

2.05pm: Stopped

3.20pm: Proceeded up Rangoon River

5.0pm: Pilot boarded

6.15pm: Stopped, anchored in Rangoon Harbour

Number on sick list = 5


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23 September 1914

Rangoon to cruising

Lat 16.8, Long 96.2

7.30am: Coal lighters came alongside, coal ship, received 388 tons 7.5 hours

4.0pm: Slipped, proceeded down Rangoon River

5.0pm: Read warrant no 18

Number on sick list = 5


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24 September 1914

Rangoon to cruising

Lat 12.6, Long 94.5

Number on sick list = 5


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25 September 1914

Rangoon to cruising

Lat 8.2, Long 93.2

7.0am: Examined anchorage off Car Nicobar Island

1.0pm: Examined anchorages off Katchall & Expedition Harbours

2.20pm: Course as requisite for entering, examining & leaving Nancowry Harbour through Eastern entrance

Number on sick list = 7


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26 September 1914

Rangoon to cruising

Lat 7.1, Long 94.0

7.50am: Examined Pt Milo anchorage

9.20am: Examined anchorages in St George’s Channel

Number on sick list = 6


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27 September 1914

Rangoon to cruising

Lat 8.2, Long 93.9

Number on sick list = 5


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28 September 1914

Cruising & at Penang

Lat 5.8, Long 98.8

2.48am: Passed three merchant steamers

6.25pm: Stopped & anchored in Penang harbour

Number on sick list = 3


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29 September 1914

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.0am: Coal lighters came alongside, coal ship, received 707 tons coal & 65 tons oil fuel, 8.5 hours

4.08pm: Weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list = 4


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30 September 1914

Penang to Cruising

Lat 6.1, Long 95.5

5.15pm: Sighted HMS EMPRESS OF ASIA, ASKOLD & convoy

[ASKOLD was a Russian protected cruiser launched in 1900, 12 x 6" guns, assigned to escort duty in the Indian Ocean; HMS EMPRESS OF ASIA was an armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, launched in 1913. 8 x 4.7" guns]

Number on sick list = 5



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.0, Long 89.5

1.30pm: Heavy rain squall. visibility ¼ mile

5.0pm: Passed ASKOLD, HMS EMPRESS OF ASIA & convoy

Number on sick list = 5


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2 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.1, Long 93.5

Number on sick list = 7


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3 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.4, Long 95.5

Number on sick list = 6


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4 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 5.6, Long 96.6

9.38am: Course as requisite to close steamer REIJNIERSZ of Batavia

[REIJNIERSZ was a cargo/passenger ship, built in 1908; later HMS Giang Bee]

2.30pm: Passed Russian steamer, bound eastward

Number on sick list = 6


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5 October 1914

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

6.15am: Stopped & anchored in Penang Harbour

9.0am: Collier NIGARISTAN & coal lighters came alongside, coaling & oiling ship, received 805 tons coal & 110 tons of oil fuel, 14 hours 45 mins

[NIGARISTAN was a cargo/ship, built in 1911; see SS MARKOMANNIA, 12 October]

Number on sick list = 6


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6 October 1914

Penang to cruising

Lat 5.5, Long 99.8

8.20am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

6.40pm: Communicated with French TBD FRONDE

[FRONDE was a French Arquebuse class destroyer launched in 1902, 1 x 65mm gun]

Number on sick list = 4


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7 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.1, Long 95.5

1.30am: Diamond Point light abeam 8¾ miles

8.30am: Passed & communicated with British steamer BENAVON

[SS BENAVON was a British Ben Line steamer launched in 1905, subsequently converted to a Russian crab cannery!]

Number on sick list = 3


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8 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.1, Long 95.1

5.0pm: Read warrants nos 19 & 20

Number on sick list = 4


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9 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.2, Long 94.8

730am: Communicated with British steamer TROCAS

[SS TROCAS was a British steam tanker launched in 1893, subsequently sunk by torpedo in 1918]

Number on sick list = 5


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10 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 6.3, Long 95.1

2.00am: Course & speed as requisite for closing British steamer JASON

[SS JASON was a British cargo ship, launched in 1878 as SS ARDANACH; subsequently sunk in a collision in 1918]

Number on sick list = 5


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11 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 5.9, Long 94.7

Number on sick list = 4


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12 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 2.9, Long 96.1

12.30am: Lost overboard by accident, ordnance, BL 6" Mk XI & XII locks, percussion, one in no

2.41am: A/c as requisite to examine steamer

5.50am: Sighted steamer on starboard bow, course as requisite to close

6.15am: Sighted two steam ships on port bow

7.0am: Closed Greek steamer PONTOPOROS & German steamer MARKOMANNIA [also spelled Marcomannia in log], fired 1 blank & 1 shell across bow of MARKOMANNIA

[MARKOMANNIA was a German cargo steamer, in use by the SMS EMDEN as a German navy collier, previously the British SS NIGARISTAN; SMS EMDEN was a German light cruiser launched in 1908, acting as a surface raider in 1914, 10 x 10.5cm guns, subsequently sunk by HMAS SYDNEY; PONTOPOROS was a Greek cargo steamer, launched in 1913, subsequently sunk by German submarine in 1917]

7.05am: Stopped, boarded MARKOMANNIA, embarked officers & crew

9.17am: Fired explosive charge in MARKOMANNIA

9.35am: Boarded PONTOPOROS. Embarked prize crew of EMDEN from PONTOPOROS, two officers & 12 men

11.35am: Fired second explosive charge in MARKOMANNIA

12.22pm: Proceeded to lay off MARKOMANNIA

12.30pm: Stopped

12.35pm: Opened fire on MARKOMANNIA with Fo'xstle 6", fired four rounds lyddite

1.10pm: MARKOMANNIA sunk

4.30pm: Sent Sub Lieutenant Hoskyns & one signaller to PONTOPOROS

5.20pm: Proceeded with PONTOPOROS in company

Number on sick list = 4


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13 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 3.8, Long 95.7

Number on sick list = 4


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14 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 5.7, Long 96.3

7.30am: Sighted D'IBERVILLE on starboard bow

8.0am: Stopped, communicated with D'IBERVILLE & PONTOPOROS

9.0am: Sub Lieutenant Hoskyns & one signaller rejoined from PONTOPOROS, proceeded, parted company with D'IBERVILLE & PONTOPOROS

Number on sick list = 4


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15 October 1914

Penang

Lat 5.4, Long 100.3

3.18am: Stopped & anchored in Penang Harbour

7.0am: Discharged prisoners of war, 13 officers 47 men to shore

10.0am: Coal & oil ship, received 85 tons oil fuel & 600 tons coal

5.12pm: Weighed & proceeded

7.0pm: Stopped. Communicated with JEMCHUG

[JEMCHUG was a Russian protected cruiser launched in 1903, 8 x 120mm guns, sunk only 13 days later in Penang harbour, by SMS EMDEN]

9.30pm: Discharged one signaller to MAGELLAN & one to ADMIRAL ORLY

10.0pm: Convoy of POLYNESIA, MAGELLAN, AMIRAL ORLY & EUROPA forming up

Number on sick list = 3


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16 October 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.2, Long 97.9

Number on sick list = 2


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17 October 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.5, Long 93.7

2.0am: Heavy thunder, lightning and rain

Number on sick list = 3


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18 October 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.3, Long 89.3

Number on sick list = 3


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19 October 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.3, Long 84.6

Number on sick list = 4


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20 October 1914

Penang to Colombo

Lat 6.3, Long 79.9

6.50am: Dondra Head abeam, 6 miles

7.48am: Stopped & communicated with HMS HAMPSHIRE

3.45pm: Pilot boarded, proceeded as requisite for entering Colombo Harbour

4.0pm: Stopped, secured to no 4 buoy

7.0pm: Coal ship, received 750 tons coal, 20 tons oil fuel

Number on sick list = 4


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21 October 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list = 5


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22 October 1914

Colombo

Lat 7.0, Long 79.4

9.0am: Slipped from buoy, weighed anchor & proceeded as requisite out of harbour

4.48pm: A/c to close steamer, (AYMERIC, British)

[SS AYMERIC was a British cargo steamer launched in 1905]

Number on sick list = 5


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23 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 8.0, Long 75.3

Number on sick list = 4


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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]


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24 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 9.8, Long 72.3

7.15am: Course & speed as requisite for examining steamer (LINCLUDEN British)

[LINCLUDEN was a cargo ship, built in 1910]

9.45am: Stopped, dropped target, proceeded as requisite for carrying out target practice

1.35pm: A/c to examine steamers, OVID & AUCHARIA, British

[SS OVID was a British cargo steamer launched in 1902, subsequently sunk in 1917]

4.10pm: Course as requisite to close steamer (CLAN MURRAY, British)

[SS CLAN MURRAY was a British cargo steamer launched in 1897, subsequently sunk by U boat in 1917]

Number on sick list = 5


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25 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 8.3, Long 75.7

6.0am: A/c to close steamer (LISSA, British)

Number on sick list =6


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26 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 7.2, Long 78.9

12.30pm: Sighted Russian cruiser ASKOLD

4.10pm: Course as requisite to close steamer (NUBIA, British)

[SS NUBIA was a passenger & cargo steamer launched in 1894, subsequently wrecked in 1915]

Number on sick list = 4


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27 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 8.7, Long 75.5

5.0pm: Read warrant no 21

Number on sick list = 5


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28 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 8.9, Long 73.3

2.20am: Sighted glare of Minikoi light

4.30pm: Read warrants nos 22 & 23

Number on sick list = 3


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29 October 1914

Cruising

Lat 7.7, Long 77.9

9.15pm: Secured in no 6 berth Colombo Harbour, HMS HAMPSHIRE & HMS EMPRESS OF ASIA in harbour, received 29 tons of oil fuel

Number on sick list = 3


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30 October 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

5.0am: Coaling ship, received 800 tons

6.15am: HMS HAMPSHIRE slipped & proceeded

Number on sick list = 3


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31 October 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

Number on sick list = 4



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

Colombo to cruising

Lat 6.0, Long 80.1

5 50am: Slipped & weighed

6.0am: Proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

12.30pm: Proceeded to close steamer, CAIRNGOWAN, British

[SS CAIRNGOWAN was a British cargo steamer launched in 1911, subsequently sunk by submarine in 1916]

3.28pm: Dondra Head, abeam, 7½ miles

Number on sick list = 5


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2 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 7.4, Long 82.0

7.0am: Proceeded to close steamer (British, MALAKAND)

[SS MALAKAND was a British cargo liner launched in 1905, subsequently sunk by U boat in 1917]

5.0pm: Read warrant no 24

Number on sick list = 5


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3 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 9.1, Long 81.2

3.30pm: Course as requisite for entering Trincomali Harbour

Number on sick list = 4


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4 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 5.6, Long 81.5

11.30am: Stopped & boarded collier

Number on sick list = 3


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5 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 7.3, Long 81.9

3.3pm: Batticaloa light house abeam, 6 miles

Number on sick list = 3


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6 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 10.8, Long 80.5

3.0am: Heavy rain squalls, visibility ½ mile

11.18am: Course as requisite to close steamer (British SS CLAN MCNEILL)

[SS CLAN MACNEILL was a British cargo steamer launched in 1903, subsequently sunk by U boat in 1918]

Number on sick list = 3


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7 November 1914

Colombo to cruising and at Madras

Lat 13.1, Long 80.3

6.0am: Stopped, embarked pilot

6.30am: Secured to buoy, stern to N breakwater in Madras harbour

10.0am: Coaling ship

2.0pm: Read warrant no 25

9.0pm: Received 50 tons of oil fuel

Number on sick list = 4


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8 November 1914

Madras to cruising

Lat 13.1, Long 80.3

4.50pm: Slipped, cleared breakwater & proceeded

Number on sick list = 1


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9 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 15.3, Long 82.5

Number on sick list = 1


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10 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 18.3, Long 85.6

Number on sick list = 1


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11 November 1914

Cruising

Lat 16.6, Long 83.7

Number on sick list = 3


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12 November 1914

Madras

Lat 13.1, Long 80.3

9.37am: Stopped, embarked pilot

10.45am: Secured alongside W Quay, Madras Harbour

1.0pm: Received 36 tons oil fuel, coaling ship

Number on sick list = 3


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13 November 1914

Madras

Lat 13.1, Long 80.3

5.30am: Completed coaling, received 400 tons

Number on sick list = 2


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14 November 1914

Madras to Colombo

Lat 13.1, Long 80.3

5.40pm: Cast off from jetty

6.10pm: Weighed proceeded out of harbour

Number on sick list = 2


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15 November 1914

Madras to Colombo

Lat 8.9, Long 81.4

Number on sick list = 1


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16 November 1914

Madras to Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

9.30am: Proceeded as requisite for passing Australian convoy & ASKOLD, anchored off Colombo

10.20am: Anchored & secured in no 26 berth, Colombo Harbour

12.30pm: Received 8½ tons oil fuel, coal ship

Number on sick list = 2


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17 November 1914

Colombo

Lat 6.9, Long 79.8

7.0am: Divers away diving, examined underwater fittings

9.0am: Discharged 19 Chinese stokers to HMS EMPRESS OF RUSSIA

[HMS EMPRESS OF RUSSIA was an armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, launched in 1913, 8 x 4.7" guns]

11.0am: HMS HAMPSHIRE & 1st & 2nd divisions of Australian convoy proceeded

12.0N: Received 325 tons coal

4.30pm: Read warrants nos 26, 27 28 & 29

6.0pm: IBUKI & 3rd division of Australian convoy proceeded

Number on sick list = 2


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18 November 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 7.2, Long 78.5

6.0am: Weighed proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 3


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19 November 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 8.1, Long 72.8

7.0am: Stopped, sent whaler to SS MESSICANE (Italian)

Number on sick list = 4


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20 November 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 9.8, Long 66.8

Number on sick list = 4


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21 November 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 10.7, Long 59.9

Number on sick list = 3


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22 November 1914

Colombo to Aden

Lat 11.8, Long 52.9

6.50am: Sighted Sokotra off starboard bow

Number on sick list = 3


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23 November 1914

Aden

Lat 12.5, Long 45.8

3.15 Stopped, Anchored in Aden Harbour, secured stern to no 8 buoy

6.0pm: Coal ship, received 810 tons, lost while coaling ship, shovels, navigator, patt no 646B, three in number

Number on sick list = 4


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24 November 1914

Aden

Lat 12.5, Long 45.8

3.15am: Finished coaling

10.45am: HMS SYDNEY arrived

1.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

7.45pm: Balfe Point, Perim Island abeam, 2¾ miles

Number on sick list = 5


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25 November 1914

Aden to Suez

Lat 16.5, Long 41.1

1.26am: Abu Ail Island abeam, 1½ miles

6.50am: Centre Peak light house abeam, 3½ miles

8.30am: Passed transports, nos 12 & 75 steering S

11.30am: Passed transport no 127 steering S

2.15am: Passed transport no 89 & no 11 bound S

4.55pm: Passed transport no 106, bound S

Number on sick list = 5


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26 November 1914

Aden to Suez

Lat 22.2, Long 37.5

11.35pm: Daedalus light abeam, 10 miles

Number on sick list = 5


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27 November 1914

Aden to Suez

Lat 27.8, Long 33.7

5.24am: The Brothers light abeam, 12 miles

11.50am: Ashrafi light house abeam 1.5 miles

4.30pm: Read warrants nos 30 & 31

5.45pm: Zafarana light abeam, 7 miles

9.0pm: Stopped, anchored

11.20pm: Embarked pilot

Number on sick list = 4


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28 November 1914

Suez to Port Said

Lat 30.7, Long 32.3 [Est]

2.0am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for entering & proceeding through Suez Canal

6.35am: Stopped & anchored in Great Bitter Lake

8.23am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for proceeding through Suez Canal

10.30am: Stopped & anchored off Ismailia

11.0am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite through Suez Canal

4.50pm: Stopped & anchored in Port Said, secured to no 8 berth, coal lighters came alongside

8.30pm: Lost in coaling ship, lamps, CR, hand, patt no 68, 20 in no, shovels, navigator, patt no 646b, 20 in no

Number on sick list = 4


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29 November 1914

Port Said to Gibraltar

Lat 31.5, Long 32.2

2.0am: HMAS SYDNEY arrived & anchored

10.40am: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving Port Said

12.55pm: Damietta light abeam, 10 miles

Number on sick list = 5


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30 November 1914

Port Said to Gibraltar

Lat 32.5, Long 24.6

Number on sick list = 4



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Port Said to Gibraltar

Lat 35.4, Long 16. 4

7.0pm: Gozo light abeam, 4 miles

Number on sick list = 5


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2 December 1914

Port Said to Gibraltar

Lat 37.3, Long 8.9

2.31am: Pantillaria light abeam, 7 miles

8.05am: Passed two French TBDs

10.32am: Fratelli rocks abeam 5½ miles

7.05pm: Cape Bayami abeam, 6½ miles

Number on sick list = 4


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3 December 1914

Port Said to Gibraltar

Lat 37.1, Long -0.6

5.0pm: Read warrant no 32

9.04pm: Cape de Gata abeam 7½ miles

Number on sick list = 3


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4 December 1914

Port Said to Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

10.0am: Secured alongside dock yard wall, Gibraltar, let fires die out

6.0pm: HMS PELORUS arrived & anchored, received 189.85 tons oil fuel

Number on sick list = 3


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5 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.30am: HMAS MELBOURNE arrived

[HMAS MELBOURNE was a Chatham class cruiser launched in 1912, 8 x 6" guns]

Number on sick list = 4


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6 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

8.30am: HMAS SYDNEY arrived

9.30am: Landed church parties, sent C of E party to HMS VENGEANCE

[HMS VENGEANCE was a Canopus class pre-dreadnought battleship launched in 1899, 4 x 12" guns]

1.0pm: HMS CARMANIA arrived

[HMS CARMANIA was an armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion, launched in 1905, 8 x 4.7" guns

4.30pm: HMS ARGONAUT arrived

[HMS ARGONAUT was a Diadem class protected cruiser launched in 1898, 16x6" guns]

Number on sick list = 4


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7 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

3.30pm: HMS VICTORIAN arrived

[HMS VICTORIAN was an armed merchant cruiser, mercantile conversion launched in 1904, 8 x 4.7" guns]

Number on sick list = 4


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8 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

2.40pm: HMS VENGEANCE proceeded

Number on sick list = 5


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9 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

2.0pm: Read warrant nos 33 & 34

Number on sick list = 5


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10 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

7.30am: HMS HAMPSHIRE arrived

9.0am: 50 ratings joined ship from HMS CAESAR

[HMS CAESAR was Majestic class pre-dreadnought battleship launched in 1896, 4 x 12" guns]

11.30pm: Shifted berth to alongside south mole

4.30pm: HMAS MELBOURNE proceeded

Number on sick list = 5


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11 December 1914

Gibraltar

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.30am: Commenced coaling, received 853 tons, 12 hours 45 mins

2.30pm: HMS CARMANIA proceeded

Number on sick list = 5


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12 December 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

6.03pm: Slipped from jetty. proceeded out of harbour

6.55pm: A/c S78W, convoying MILTIADES, HAWKES BAY & RUAPEHU

[SS MILTIADES was a British passenger liner launched in 1903; SS HAWKES BAY was an Australian transport steamer launched in 1891; RMS RUAPEHU was a New Zealand owned liner, launched in 1901; this group may have been the first convoy of Australian troops to arrive in the UK]

Number on sick list = 4


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13 December 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 37.0, Long -8.7

1.0pm: Tagus Point light abeam, 2¼ miles

Number on sick list = 3


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14 December 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 40.7, Long -9.7

11.20pm: Cape Finisterre light N45E

Number on sick list = 4


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15 December 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 44.3, Long -8.8

5.0pm: Read warrant no 35

Number on sick list = 4


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16 December 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth

Lat 47.6, Long -6.1

12.30pm: RMS RUAPEHU parted company

5.20pm: Sighted Ushant NW light, N66E

6.30pm: SS HAWKES BAY parted company

8.25pm: Ushant NW light abeam, 12 miles

Number on sick list = 2


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17 December 1914

Gibraltar to Plymouth and at Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

8.50am: Course as requisite for entering Plymouth Sound by W entrance

9.50am: Secured to no 2 buoy, Plymouth Sound

11.05am: Slipped, proceeded as requisite for proceeding up harbour

11.40am: Secured alongside no 1 Jetty, South yard

12.0N: Coal lighters came alongside, 24 stoker ratings joined from depot Chatham, coal ship, received 490 tons coal

Number on sick list = 2


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18 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

1.45am: Finished coaling

11.0am: Received 16 tons oil fuel

Number on sick list = 2


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19 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Discharged 2 tons of oil fuel to shore


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20 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.20am: Docked ship in no 2 dock, HMS EURYALUS proceeded

[HMS EURYALUS was Cressy class cruiser launched in 1901, 2 x 9.2" guns]

11.0pm: Discharged seven officers stewards (Chinese) to RN barracks

1.30on: Discharged 35 ratings (passage) to RN barracks, Portsmouth

Number on sick list = 2


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21 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Number on sick list = 3


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22 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Number on sick list = 3


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23 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

10.30am: Read warrant no 36, leave to starboard watch 'til am 27th inst

Number on sick list = 3


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24 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

7.0pm: Discharged one Chief Armourer to hospital

Number in sick list = 2


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25 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

10.0am: Landed church parties

5.30pm: Discharged Lieutenant N Griffith to shore for HMS PARIS

[HMS PARIS was a minelayer, mercantile conversion, launched in 1913, 1 x 4" gun]

Number on sick list = 2


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26 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

4.30pm: Read warrants nos 37 & 38

5.30pm: Engineer Lieutenant Commander W R Fendick joined ship from HMS BARHAM

[HMS BARHAM was a Queen Elizabeth class dreadnought battleship, launched in 1914, 8 x 15" guns]

7.0pm: Lieutenant R B Irving RNR joined ship

10.0pm: Twelve ratings joined ship from HMS. CHATHAM

[HMS CHATHAM was a Chatham class light cruiser launched in 1911, 8 x 6" guns]

Number on sick list = 2


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27 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Flooded dock

11.0am: Discharged Lieutenant Commander Crichton to RNB

12.30pm: Undocked, secured alongside no1 jetty

1.15pm: HMS CUMBERLAND arrived

[HMS CUMBERLAND was a Kent class cruiser launched in 1902, 14 x 6" guns]

3.35pm: Discharged Lieutenant J B Farwell to HMS BONAVENTURE

[HMS BONAVENTURE was a seagoing depot ship, previously an Astraea class cruiser, launched in 1892, 2 x 6" guns]

Number on sick list = 2


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28 December 1914

Devonport

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

9.0am: Received 88½ tons oil fuel

Number on sick list = 3


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Record of observation for deviation [not transcribed]

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Comparison of Standard with compasses not recorded on other side [not transcribed]


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29 December 1914

Devonport to Scapa

Lat 50.4, Long -4.2

Other: 10 am Cast off from jetty, proceeded as requisite to leave harbour

10.30am: Read warrant no 39

11.0am: Secured to no 2 buoy, Plymouth Sound, swung ship to ascertain deviation of compass

1 20pm: Slipped & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

4.51pm: Lizard Head abeam, 14 miles

9.45pm: Bishop Rock light, abeam 12 miles


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30 December 1914

Devonport to Scapa

Lat 51.2, Long -10.3

Number on sick list = 2


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31 December 1914

Devonport to Scapa

Lat 56.3, Long -9.3

1.24am: Black Rock abeam, 17 miles

9.10pm: Challenged HMS ACTIVE

[Probably HMS ACTIVE, the Boadicea Class cruiser launched in 1911, 10 x 4 " guns]

Number on sick list = 3



LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

Devonport to Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.38am: Butt of Lewis abeam, 13 miles

4.12am: Cape Wrath abeam, 6 miles

8.10am: Anchored in Scapa Flow

9.0am: Read warrant no 40

11.0am: Commenced coaling ship from collier DIVIS, received 460 tons, 8.25 hours

[DIVIS was a cargo ship, built in 1883]

Number on sick list = 3


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2 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.30pm: Hands employed lowering topgallant masts & as requisite, read warrant no 41

Number on sick list = 5


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3 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 3


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4 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.15pm: Collier ROBERT COVERDALE came alongside

[SS ROBERT COVERDALE was a cargo steamer launched in 1911]

4.0pm: Coal ship, received 90 tons, 2 hours 5 mins

Number on sick list = 3


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5 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 3


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6 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.0pm: Paid quarterly settlement to ship's company

Number on sick list = 3


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7 January 1915

Scapa Flow & cruising

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

3.58pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour, station 4 cables astern of HMS FALMOUTH

[HMS FALMOUTH was a Weymouth class light cruiser launched in 1910, 8 x 6" guns]

Number on sick list = 2


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8 January 1915

Cruising

Lat 59.6, Long 1.2

12.25am: Commenced zig-zagging, 2 points either side of course, altering every 10 minutes

12.30pm: HMS FALMOUTH left line, proceeded SW by S, zig-zagging

1.50pm: Proceeded as requisite to close HMS FALMOUTH & to carry out practice with 6" guns

2.50pm: Finished firing

Number on sick list = 4


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9 January 1915

Cruising

Lat 58.4, Long 0.5

1.30pm: Dropped target, proceeded as requisite for carrying out practice with 6" guns

2.50pm: Finished firing practice

Number on sick list = 4


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10 January 1915

Cruising & at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.20am: Sighted Pentland Skerries light

7.53am: Anchored

10.0am: Discharged Captain H L Cochrane to hospital ship

11.15am: Commenced coaling from collier POLDHU

[POLDHU was a cargo ship, built in 1902]

3.0pm: Lost overboard by accident, sacks, coal, 2 cwt, tanned, patt 3, 10 in no

4.30pm: Battle squadrons proceeding out of harbour

4.45pm: Finished coaling, received 337 tons

5.30pm: Collier shoved off, lost overboard by accident, fender, hazel rod, small, patt 311, 1 in no

Number on sick list = 3


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11 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 4


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12 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.30am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for carrying out torpedo practice, (range various in Scapa Flow)

12.30pm: Proceeded as requisite for carrying out 3 pounder sub calibre firing from 6" guns

1.30pm: Finished firing practice, in target

2.28pm: Anchored

Number on sick list = 3


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13 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.0am: Battle squadrons arrived & anchored

9.0pm: Set anchor watch, steam at 15 minutes notice [Wind force 7-8 at 8pm]

Number on sick list = 3


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14 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.15am: Collier MOUNTPALL came alongside, coal ship, received 139 tons, 3 hours, lost during coaling shovels, navigators, patt 646b, 8 in no, jackets, coal, patt 3, three in no

[Possibly MOUNTPARK, a cargo ship, built in 1912]

10.30am: Captain T D Pratt joined ship from HMS ACTIVE

Number on sick list = 5


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15 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.30pm: Read warrants nos 42 & 43

Number on sick list = 3


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16 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 4


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17 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.20pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for anchorage with fleet

10.50pm: Anchored

Number on sick list = 4


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18 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.05am: Collier HEATHERFIELD came alongside, coal ship

11.30pm: Finished coaling, received 130 tons, 2 hours 25 mins

Number on sick list = 4


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19 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.30pm: Read warrant no 44

Number on sick list = 4


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20 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

1.0pm: Engineer Lieutenant Commander Meywell rejoined ship from hospital

2.30pm: Discharged Engineer Lieutenant Commander HR Fendick to HMS BARHAM

Number on sick list = 2


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21 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.0am: Cartridges, BL, 6", filled, 36lb size 26MD, thrown overboard, damaged & wet, 28 in no

Number on sick list = 3


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22 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.18pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

8.15pm: Commenced zig-zagging

Number on sick list = 3


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23 January 1915

Scapa Flow & Cruising

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.20am: Anchored in Scapa Flow

8.55am: Collier JOHN SHAW came alongside

9.30am: Coal ship, received 219 tons, 3 hrs 55 mins

6.0pm: Weighed & proceeded as requisite for leaving harbour

Number on sick list = 3


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24 January 1915

At sea

Lat 55.7, Long 4.0

9.42am: Course as requisite to take station 10 miles NE of HMS FALMOUTH

1.30pm: Proceeded as requisite to close HMS FALMOUTH & to take up station on battle cruiser squadron

3.30pm: Course as requisite for screening battle cruiser squadron

5.0pm: Took station 3 miles NE of HMS FALMOUTH, proceeding as requisite to maintain station on BCS

7.0pm: Proceeded course NW & as requisite to keep station on battle cruiser squadron in turning

10.30pm: A/c as requisite to keep station, turning & zig-zagging as requisite

Number on sick list = 3


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25 January 1915

At sea

Lat 57.8, Long 1.4

7.40am: Proceeded to close HMS FALMOUTH & take up station 7 miles S72W from HMS FALMOUTH

2.10pm: Turned to NNW, took station 1 mile on port beam of HMS FALMOUTH, 20Kts

4.0pm: Formed single line ahead

7.0pm: Commenced zig-zagging, 2 points

Number on sick list = 3


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26 January 1915

Scapa Flow & cruising

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

2.30am: HMS FALMOUTH parted company

7.58am: Stopped & anchored in Scapa Flow, battle squadron & cruiser squadron in harbour

9.10am: Collier came alongside, coal ship, received 495 tons coal

2.15pm: SS RION, oil fuel ship secured alongside, received 98.5 tons of oil fuel

[SS RION was a tanker launched in 1889]

Number on sick list = 3


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27 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

11.0am: Rev. Canon Kerney joined ship from HMS GARTH CASTLE

[HMS GARTH CASTLE was a naval hospital ship, launched in 1910]

4.30pm: Read warrant no 45

Number on sick list = 4


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28 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.15am: Weighed. proceeded as requisite to carry out sub-calibre firing

8.30am: Dropped targets off Howequay Head

9.0am: Carried out firing between bearings NNW & SW, with sub-calibre guns

10.05am: Finished firing

10.55am: Stopped, anchored

Number on sick list = 3


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29 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.15am: Weighed. proceeded as requisite to carry out sub-calibre firing

8.30am: Dropped targets off Howequay Head

9.0am: Carried out sub-calibre firing between bearings SW & NW

10.10am: Stopped, anchored

Number on sick list = 3


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30 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 4


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31 January 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 4



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.40am: Collier NORTON came alongside

[NORTON was a cargo ship, built in 1907]

9.0am: Coal ship, received 139 tons, collier cast off, lost overboard by accident, shovels, steel, navigator, four in no

Number on sick list = 5

Log signed J B Pratt, Captain


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2 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 6


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3 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.20am: Weighed, proceeded for firing practice

7.50am: Stopped, dropped target off Howequay Head, carried out 1" Bann tube practice firing between NWly & SWly bearings

10.20am: In target, proceeded as requisite for anchorage

11.05am: Anchored

Number on sick list = 4


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4 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6.0pm: Steam for full speed at 1 hours notice

Number on sick list = 4


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5 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.10am: Collier KILDONAN came alongside

8.45am: Coal ship, received 120 tons

5.0pm: Read warrant no 46

Number on sick list = 3


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6 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 2


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7 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 3


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8 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1


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9 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 3


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10 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.30am: HMS TIGER arrived & anchored

[HMS TIGER was an improved Lion class battle cruiser launched in 1913, 8 x 13.5" guns]

9.10am: Collier RUKIS [?] came alongside, coal ship, received 120 tons of Welsh coal

10.50am: Collier cast off

Number on sick list = 2


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11 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 2


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12 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.30am: Weighed, proceeded as requisite to carry out torpedo practice

9.0am: HMS LIVERPOOL joined 2nd light cruiser squadron

[HMS LIVERPOOL was a Bristol class light cruiser launched in 1909, 2 x 6" guns]

9.15am: Hoisted in first torpedo

10.10am: Hoisted in second torpedo

10.56am: Anchored

Number on sick list = 2


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13 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.30pm: Read warrant no 47

Number on sick list = 2


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14 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.30am: Read warrant no 48

Number on sick list = 2


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15 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.4am: Collier POLDHU came alongside, received 90 tons

6.05pm: Weighed & proceeded for leaving harbour with 2nd LCS

7.29pm: Shaped course NNW, inc to 18 knots, 2½ cables astern of HMS FALMOUTH


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16 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -10.0

6.55am: Zig-zagging

9.38am: Dropped target, proceeded as requisite to carry out sub-calibre practice from starboard guns

10.55am: In target

11.15am: Took station 1 mile astern of HMS FALMOUTH, course W, zig-zagging

1.14pm: Course & speed as requisite for kite flying

2.13pm: Formed division line ahead

4.30pm: Read warrant no 49

Number on sick list = 3


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17 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -1.5

11.30am: Proceeded as requisite, carrying out firing practice at Ramna Stacks

[Ramna Stacks are a group of small Islands off the northern tip of the main island of Shetland]

1.0pm: Proceeding as requisite with view to carrying out firing at Ramna Stacks, weather conditions too bad

Number on sick list = 2


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18 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.3, Long -4.7

8.0am: Took station 2½ cables astern of HMS FALMOUTH

11.0am: Zig-zagging to close steamer

11.23am: Stopped, lowered boat to board Swedish steamer KARLSBORG [later FRISIA]

12.45pm: Hoisted boat, proceeded, zig-zagging to close HMS FALMOUTH

1.09pm: Proceeded to close KARLSBORG

4.45pm: Sent prize crew of Lieutenant K Campbell RN, two Petty Officers, eight seamen & one signaller to KARLSBORG

5.11pm: Hoisted boat, proceeded 2½ cables astern of HMS FALMOUTH

10.54pm: HMS LIVERPOOL rejoined

Number on sick list = 3


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19 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.1, Long 0.9

4.20am: Sighted Fair Isle Northern light

5.10am: Spread for look out duties 3 miles NE by N from HMS FALMOUTH

7.40am: Communicated with SS KNARSDALE of Glasgow

[SS KNARSDALE was an Admiralty chartered collier launched in 1896, later sunk by mine in 1915]

8.20am: Passed through numerous floating iron drums (empty)

Number on sick list = 2


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20 February 1915

Cruising & at Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.12am: Anchored in Scapa Flow

8.0am: Collier LADY WOOD came alongside, received 610 tons

11.25am: Oil steamer CAROL came alongside, received 80 tons oil fuel

[RFA CAROL was an Attendant class oiler launched in 1913]

Number on sick list = 2


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21 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1


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22 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

11.0am: Lieutenant Campbell & prize crew returned on board

Number on sick list = 0


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23 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

4.0pm: Read warrant no 50

10pm: Second Battle Squadron weighed & proceeded

Number on sick list = 0


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24 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.0am: HMS INDEFATIGABLE & HMS IRON DUKE arrived

[HMS INDEFATIGABLE was an Indefatigable class battle cruiser launched in 1909, 8 x 12" guns; HMS IRON DUKE was a Duke class dreadnought battleship, launched in 1912, 10 x 13.5" guns]

Number on sick list = 1


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25 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.30am: Divers away diving, examining torpedo tubes

11.45am: Collier BANCHORY came alongside, received 100 tons

Number on sick list = 1


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26 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 2


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27 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

6.0am: Discharged Mr Cliff, signaller to HMS FALMOUTH to await passage

7.05am: Weighed & proceeded for anchorage off Howequay

7.50am: Anchored

10.30am: Anti-submarine gear manned

5.0pm: Ten RNR stokers joined ship

5.20pm: Weighed, proceeded as requisite for shifting berth

5.50pm: Anchored

Number on sick list = 2


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28 February 1915

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Number on sick list = 2


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