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Armed Merchant Cruiser, mercantile conversion

Pendant Nos M.50 (on coming into service), MI.51 (1.18), MI.29 (4.18). Built 1913, 18,481grt, 19.5kts, owned by Allan Line. Armament: 8-4.7in (later 8-6in, 2-6pdr AA). Crew (7.15): 67 officers & 480 crew (bi). In service 7.8.14-4.4.19. Of over 60 commissioned AMC's employed on patrol and later convoy protection, 33 served with 10th CS on Northern Patrol. Renamed EMPRESS OF FRANCE 4/4/1919. (British Warships 1914-1919)

10th Cruiser Squadron Flagship (flying the flag of the famous Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair), patrolling area between Faeroe Islands and Iceland. She became the first Navy ship to be painted with a dazzle pattern in August 1917. After the squadron was retired in 1917, she returned to Canadian Pacific Ocean Services. On 28/9/1918 she commenced her first voyage from Liverpool to Canada and after a second voyage on this service, was refitted at Glasgow. (Editor)

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THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALSATIAN 1914-1918
(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)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALSATIAN 1914

JP map Alsatian 1914

LOGS FOR AUGUST 1914


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13 August 1914

Canada Dk, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Recd 8 x 4”.9 guns with fittings

Beer J. PO 2, Stone A. AB RNR discharged to hospital

1.10pm: Left Berth at Canada Dk and proceeded under steam to River; 4 tugs assisting

2.35pm: Passed out of Sandon basin

2.50pm: Anchored and brought up at 73 fms on Starbd cable in 13 fms water

4.0pm: Taking in ammunition and coaling ship

Mid: Coaling ship throughout the night


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14 August 1914

At Anchor in Mersey

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Coaling ship throughout

Whapp J. G. PO1 and Lee T. RNR AB joined ship

Shribling RNR AB discharged to hospital

Recd North Atlantic Chart Sd N°10 Ex Plymouth

Finished coaling 5273 tons

8.0pm: Recd South Atlantic Chart Sd Ex Portsmouth

Number on sick list: 5


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15 August 1914

[At Anchor off Bar Lt]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

0.40am: Completed Ammunition

4.30am: Weighed anchor and proceeded seaward

5.50am: Rock Lt

5.44am: Bullbuoy C I

6.35am: Anchored off Bar Lt and brought up on Starbd cable at 45 fms in 13 ½ fms water

D. Dynan AB RNR discharged to hospital

4.0pm: Crew mustered and “articles of war” read

Recd Paymasters Stores

Number on sick list: 5


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16 August 1914

[At Anchor off Bar Lt]

[Lat 53.4, Long -3.0]

10.30am: Divine Service

4.0pm: Evening Quarters & Night defence

5.30pm: Exercised watch close to T doors

Number on sick list: 5


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17 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 53.7, Long -3.8

10.0am: Recd Char Sd N° 65 Ex Sheerness

10.15am: Weighed anchor

2.33pm: Chickens Lt abm dist 8 cables Log 56 c/a N4W

9.35pm: Oversay Lt N68E 5’

Number on sick list: 5


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18 August 1914

Off Lerwick Harbour

Lat 58.7, Long -4.7

9.5am: Cruiser HMS “Nottingham”

10.30am: Met 1st Battle Fleet

0.19pm: Increased to 19 kts

8.0pm: Arrived off Lerwick

11.0pm: Weighed anchor & proceeded to Sea

Number on sick list: 6


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19 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long 0.1

5.40am: Sighted s. trawler N67W

6.30am: Sighted schooner 3m S68W

7.0am: Boarded s. trawler “Vale of Clyde”, Aberdeen

8.40am: Boarded Danish Schr. “Tvøroyri”

4.50pm: Joined up with cruiser squadron and took station on HMS “Crescent”

6.30pm: Proceeded in execution of orders s/c S84W, speed 12 kts

Number on sick list: 7


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20 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long 0.8

8.30am: Sighted Str N70E

9.30am: Boarded Swedish Str “Lhyra”: Lat 61 8N, Long 01 8W

2.40pm: Boarded Norwegian Str “Oifjills”: Lat 61 25N, Long 1 58E

4.30pm: Boarded S. trawler “Bjorn”, Aalesund: Lat: 61 36N, Long 2 1E

Number on sick list: 7


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21 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 1.4

4.0am: Sighted suspicious vessel

5.0am: Closed with stranger Danish Str “Fredrick VIII”: boarded her, found all correct. Lat 61 1N, Long 00 40W

3.0pm: Sighted 2 British Cruisers S70E

8.0pm: Exchanged signals with HMS “Royal Arthur”

Number on sick list: 7


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22 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long 1.6

Exercised seaboats crew

Gun crews, control parties & Ship’s Co exercised at divisional drills

4.0am: Exercised General Quarters

Testing gun sights and mountings

Number on sick list: 6


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23 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long 0.6

6.30am: M. Flugga bore S61E 4’.3

6.35pm: Exchanged signals with HMS “Crescent”

Number on sick list: 6


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24 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.2, Long 4.2

Exercised seaboats crew

4.0am: Exercised general quarters

5.30am: Courses and speeds as required

9.10am: Divisions

9.30am: Closed with HMS “Drake”

Rcd orders for patrol

Guns crews, control parties, ship’s company exercised at divisional drills

Exercised seaboats crew

Noon: a/c S25E. Streamed and set log. Proceeded in execution of orders

2.5pm: Cruising. Courses as requisite speed 15 knots

8.0pm: Darkened ship

Watch at night control stations

Cruising on night patrol

Number on sick list: 5


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25 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.7, Long 5.2

5.30am: Sighted vessel N53E a/c to intercept

6.0am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Zeta”: Lat 58 38N, Long 5 13E

10.40am: Boarded Br SS “Runwick”: Lat 58 41N, Long 5 13E

3.30pm: Boarded Swedish SS “Drottning Sophia”: Lat 58 59N, Long 4 59E

5.50pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Haarfagre”: Lat 58 55N, Long 4 57E

6.55pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Sjølyst”: Lat 58 58N, Long 4 36E

Number on sick list: 9


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26 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.0, Long 4.7

Cruising in execution of orders

6.0pm: Rcd orders to proceed to Liverpool for coal

Number on sick list: 7


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27 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -2.4

4.0am: Set special look outs on enemy’s submarines

2.0pm: Reduced speed. Orders to proceed to Liverpool cancelled. c/a for Shetland Ids

Number on sick list: 9


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28 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long 3.1

4.45am: Joined AMC “Mantua”

5.45am: Cruising in company with AMC “Mantua”

1.35pm: Boarded Norwegian trawler “Loeke”: Lat 59 57N, Long 3 33E, for Iceland

Number on sick list: 9


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29 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long 1.5

1.0am: Increased to 15 knots

Watch at night patrol stations

Exercised seaboats crew

5.25am: Sighted SS N65E

6.8am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Lodsen” in Lat 60 03N, Long 3 18E

6.40am: Proceeded 15 knots

9.10am: Divisions

9.45am: Sighted SS N10E

10.35am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Advance” Lat 60 10N, Long 1 23E

Gun crews, control parties, ship’s co. exercised at divisional drills

1.0pm: Reduced 10 knots

Guns crews, control parties and ship’s company exercised at divisional drills

4.54pm: Courses and speeds as requisite

5.25pm: Kirkabister Lighthouse N60E 1’

5.35pm: Anchored and brought up on Stb.d cable 60 fms in 21 fms water

7.0pm: AMC “Oceanic” arrived and anchored

8.0pm: Watch at night control stations

10.30pm: Weighed anchor and proceeded to sea. Courses and speeds as requisite

11.0pm: Speed 15 knots and streamed log

11.30pm: Noss H.d W dist 2’ s/c N52E log 7’.5

Number on sick list: 9


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30 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -2.9

0.50am: Out Skerries N72W 5’

Exercised seaboats crew

2.24am: M. Flugga N60W log 51

9.50am: Divisions

10.0am: c/a S18W

10.30am: Divine service

2.0pm: a/c S82E

2.35pm: Sighted SS N80E

3.20pm: Boarded SS “Aurora” of Gothenberg: Lat 61 31N, Long 2 25W

3.42pm: Proceeded to join AMC “Oceanic”

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

4.25pm: Stopped to communicated with “Oceanic”

5.10pm: s/c N70 W. Streamed log Speed 12 knots

Watch at night control stations

Number on sick list: 9


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31 August 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.7, Long -5.0

Gun crews, control parties, ship’s co. exercised at divisional drills

2.30pm: N Rona abm 13’ ½

Gun crews, control parties, ship’s co. exercised at divisional drills

7.9pm: Glas Id Lt. N45W 1’ ½ log 1

Number on sick list: 7



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1914


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1 September 1914

Mew Island Lt 2 ½

Lat 53.5, Long -4.4

4.15am: Oversay Lt N66E

5.42am: Altacarry Lt S66W

8.9am: Mew I.d Lt Ho abm S79W

Hazy weather. Sounding continuously

Hands employed preparing for coaling ship

4.0pm: Stopped off Bar Lt

4.5pm: Pilot Mr W A Dixon on board

5.32pm: Stopped off Altacar Battery to request permission to enter port

6.10pm: Permission granted

6.50pm: Pilot Mr Frantes on board

7.5pm: Anchored 60 fms port cable

7.50pm: Hove up

8.47pm: Entered Basin

10.10pm: Entered Inner Basin

10.40pm: Alongside Berth & made fast

Number on sick list: 7


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2 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Commenced coaling

A Lancock, marine; J Law, stoker; J Murphy, AB RNR: discharged to hospital

4.30pm: Special leave to Starbd watch till 9am

Special leave to second part port watch 6pm-7am

Number on sick list: 3


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3 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling ship

J Hughes AB RNR discharged to hospital

Coaling and provisioning ship

Coaling ship throughout night

Number on sick list: 3


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4 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

W Graham, stoker, discharged to hospital

Hands employed painting ship

Coaling ship throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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5 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

J Pearman, W H Wood: discharged to hospital

J Tool, P Laughran, T Dwyer, P Savage, A Davenport (fireman): deserted

Coal rcd at L.pool 2867 tons

9.30am: Finished coaling

9.45pm: Cast off moorings & proceeded from berth. Pilot Mr Tranter & 4 tugs assisting

4.35pm: Stopped off Bar Lt. Discharged Pilot and anchored; Starbd anchor 45 fms chain in 10 fms water

6.55pm: Hove up

7.4pm: Anchor aweigh

11.33pm: Chickens Rock Lt N45E 2’

Number on sick list: 7


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6 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -7.1

3.28am: Maidens Rk. Lt S82W log 27

9.30am: Skerry Vore Lt N70E 10’ 37 log

4.0pm: Glas Island N30W 1’

10.30pm: Skule Skerry Lt N30W 4 ½ Log 25.5

Number on sick list: 8


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7 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -0.1

7.0am: Sighted 2 S. trawlers N75E

8.15am: Boarded S. trawler “Granuweal” of Aberdeen off M. Flugga

8.45am: Boarded Br. S. trawler “Lauriete”

11 to Noon: Exchanged signals with AMC “Mantua”

8.0pm: Watch at night control stations

Number on sick list: 9


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8 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 0.9

11.25am: Received orders to proceed to Foula Id in assistance of AMC “Oceanic” (stranded)

3.40pm: M. Flugga S6E 1.8’ log 9

Hands employed placing towing hawser

6.50-7.15pm: Rounding Foula Id

7.40pm: Anchored

Hands employed disembarking surviving crew and belongings from AMC “Oceanic”, S. trawler “Glenogil” assisting

Anchor bearings carefully attended to

Number on sick list: 5


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9 September 1914

At anchor off Foula Id

Lat 60.1, Long -2.0

Watch at night control stations

Hands employed hoisting “Oceanic’s” life boats aboard

2.30am: Completed transfer of “Oceanic’s” crew outfits and boats

Standing by “Oceanic”

10.0am: Continued transferring “Oceanic’s” crew and baggage

0.30pm: Completed transhipment of baggage and remainder of “Oceanic’s” crew from HMS “Forward”

1.25pm: Anchor aweigh engines used to facilitate hoisting of boats

5.50pm: Boarded Swedish SS “Moss”: Lat 59 26N, Long 3 00W

9.30pm: Skule Skerry N12W 11’ log 97’

Number on sick list: 7


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10 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 58.0, Long -6.0

0.38am: Increased to 10 kts

4.0am: Sounding continuously

5.50am: Butt of Lewis S70W log 114, increased to 16 kts

6.10am: Butt of Lewis N70W to S20W

6.54am: Reduced to 10 kts Sounding continuously

7.40am: a/c S27W

8.10am: “Dead Slow”

9.30am: Stopped engines let go Port anchor 100 fths of chain in 25 fths of water on Shiant East bank

Noon: Weather clearing

1.3pm: Milaid Pt N63W 4 ½ s/c S77W

8.15pm: Skerry Vore S60E 8’ log 44

11.30pm: Oversay Lt N76E 2’ log 94

Number on sick list: 8


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11 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 53.5, Long -3.1

11.9am: Pilot Mr Roberts on board, proceeded courses and speed as requisite

2.45pm: Tender “Megantic” alongside

3.15pm: “Megantic” left with Officers and men of AMC “Oceanic”

1.5pm: Anchored and brought up a port cable 75 fms chain in 9 fms water

10.30pm: Hove up anchor

Number on sick list: 7


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12 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 54.3, Long -5.5

4.20am: Stopped off Pt Lynas to discharge L.pool Pilot

4.40am: Landed Pilot

2.45pm: Exchanged signals with HMS “Vigilance”

11.36pm: Barra H.d N60W 13’ log 44

Number on sick list: 6


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13 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -4.6

1.54am: Ushinish Lt N60W 5’ log 79

5.18am: Milaid Lt N32W 3’ log 29

Courses and speed as required; in company with 1st Battle Squadron

8.0pm: Watch at night control stations

Sounding taken half hourly

Number on sick list: 6


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14 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 1.2

Cruising in execution of orders

Soundings taken every half hour

5.0am: Boarded SS “Kingswood”

9.20am: Boarded Br. SS “Norriston”

0.5pm: Sighted SS S24W

1.0pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Waterloo”

5.0pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Rodney”

Number on sick list: 6


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15 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 2.1

5.10am: M. Flugga S40W 11’

10.20am: Exchanged signals with Norwegian SS “Ferris” for Iceland

Number on sick list: 6


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16 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long 1.6

10.0am: Boarded Norwegian schooner “Sylvia”

6.33pm: M. Flugga S82W 24’

Number on sick list: 7


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17 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -0.2

4.25am: Sighted M. Flugga S70W

6.15am: Stopped and communicated with AMC “Mantua”

10.50am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Belts”

6.50pm: M. Flugga abm S13E 6’ log 9’


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18 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.4, Long -2.0

9.50am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Hektoria”

11.20am: Boarded Danish Stm “Florida”

1.0pm: Boarded SS “Constantine”

4.0pm: Stopped & communicated with HMS “Britannia”

Marine J McGlashan landed to hospital


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19 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.2, Long 4.4

6.0am: Sighted HMS “Drake” N80E

Recd orders to proceed along Norwegian coast to Naze

7.5pm: Took station N20E 4’ on HMS “Drake”


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20 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.2, Long 6.0

11.45am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Utstein”: Lat 58 12N, Long 6 2E

1.0pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Alma”: Lat 58 14N, Long 6 5E

1.40pm: Boarded Br. SS “Reynolds”

4.40pm: The Naze Lt Ho N73E 10’ c/a to rendezvous with HMS “Drake”

6.20pm: Proceeded keeping station on HMS “Drake”


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21 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.4, Long 4.6

3.15pm: Egers Lt Ho S65E 14’ log 43 c/a N30W to close with HMS “Drake”

4.40pm: Recd orders proceed to Northern Patrol


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22 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long 0.2

5.32am: Courses & speeds as requisite to close HMS “Teutonic”

7.0am: Exchanged signals with HMS “Teutonic”

Var courses and speeds as requisite to rendezvous off Balta Sound

5.4pm: Stopped

Recd orders for patrol


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23 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long 0.0

7.0am: Orders to proceed to Liverpool for coal

9.30am: Courses as requisite to signal Spanish SS “Neguri” of Bilbao

7.7pm: Fair Id S24E 4’ log 8


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24 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -7.1

1.30am: Skule Skerry Lt N31E 4’.5 log 3

8.30am: Glas Id abm dist 1 ½

5.23pm: Oversay Lt Ho N70E 2’ log 63


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25 September 1914

At Anchor

Lat 53.5, Long -3.2

3.20am: Observed Bar Lt S30E. Reduced speed

3.42am: Stopped

3.48am: Anchored

7.45am: Pilot J.W. Pass on board

11.45am: Anchor aweigh; proceeded to Port

2.45pm: Entered Sandon Dk

8.0pm: A Beckford, Pt., T Kee, RNR, W McRee, stoker, P Henshall, stoker: to hospital, Liverpool

Coaling ship throughout night


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26 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling ship throughout night

T Farr (fireman) deserted

4.0pm: Suspended coaling


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27 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed coaling

7.15am: Landed Roman Catholics

8.55am: Roman Catholics returned

Number on sick list: 2


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28 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling ship continued throughout

A Shillers RNR to hospital

M Morgan (fireman) deserted

Suspended coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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29 September 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling ship continued throughout

Hands employed painting ship and receiving ammunition

T Farrley stoker to hospital

Coaling continued throughout

Number on sick list: 3


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30 September 1914

At Sea

Lat 53.9, Long -4.6

2.0am: Completed coaling. Received 3971 tons coal

6.10am: Cast off and left berth

6.30am: Entered Sandon Basin and made fast

7.45am: Let go and proceeded to river. Pilot Mr Tranter assisting

1.15pm: Discharged Pilot

1.24pm: Anchored and brought up in port cable 30 fms in 10 fms water

4.0pm: Weighed anchor

8.05pm: Chickens Lt abm 2’ log 67

11.50pm: Mew Is.d abm 3’ log 12’

Number on sick list: 3



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1914


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1 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 57.1, Long -8.5

2.50pm: St Kilda abm dist 7’ log

4.30pm: Boarded SS “Stalheim”: Lat 58 4N, Long 8 31W

Number on sick list: 6


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2 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -2.4

11.0am: Boarded Danish RMS “Fredrick VIII”: Lat 60 53N, Long 2 22W. Six German stowaways on board arrested as prisoners of war

3.0pm: M Flugga S. dist 8’ log 63’

Number on sick list: 6


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3 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long 0.2

5.45am: Exchanged signals in company with HMS “Invincible”

Recd orders concerning patrol

7.15am: Proceeded in execution of orders

10.0am: Arrived on line of patrol, courses var., mean course S23E mag.

Course various to avoid submarine attack

Number on sick list: 9


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4 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long 0.9

7.0am: Turned to patrol towards SSE 12 kts

2.0pm: Signalled HMS “Inflexible”

Number on sick list: 9


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5 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -0.2

Courses various to avoid submarine attacks

10.45am: Boarded SS “Regis”: Lat 61 23N, Long 00 18W


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6 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long 0.3

3.15am: Sighted SS West dist 8’. Courses and speeds as requisite

5.0am: Passed to HMS “Invincible” patrol and examined by that ship


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7 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long 0.1

Watch at night control stations

Exercised seaboats crew

5.15am: Exercised defence crews attack

Courses as requisite

Guns crews, control parties and ship’s company exercised at divisional drills

Exercised seaboats crew

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

5.30pm: c/a N20W

Darkened ship

8.0pm: Watch at night control stations


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8 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long 0.1

6.30am: Courses var. to avoid submarine attack

Guns crews, control parties and ship’s company exercised at divisional drills

8.0pm: Watch at night control stations


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9 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long 0.1

7.45am: Sighted periscope of submarine

Guns crews, control parties and ship’s company exercised at divisional drills

8.40pm: Stopped Danish SS “Louisiana” of Copenhagen

9.0pm: Proceeded


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10 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long 0.1

11.45am: Boarded SS “Breidablik” of Bergen: Lat 61 14N, Long 00 03E

0.12pm: Proceeded 12 kts, Courses var. to avoid submarine attack

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 4


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11 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long 0.1

10.0am: Divine Service

3.25pm: Recd orders to close with HMS “Invincible”, proceeded full speed

In company with HMS “Invincible”

6.25pm: In company with HMS “Invincible” and “Teutonic”

Number on sick list: 5


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12 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long 0.1

Soundings taken every half hour

Courses var. to avoid submarine attack

5.30pm: M. Flugga S58E 5’

Number on sick list: 6


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13 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long 0.1

6.30am: Boarded SS “Dania” of Copenhagen

Found contraband of war (part cargo) destination uncertain. Detained vessel, pending orders from C in C

11.10am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Flora”

Recd orders to send SS “Dania” to Kirkwall, Master of vessel stated his willingness to convey ship to said port. Midshipman RNR, 1 PO and 6 AB sent on board with 5 German prisoners of war ex SS “Fredrick VIII”. Vessel proceeded under weigh at 2.30pm

2.15pm: Ex. signals with HMS “Teutonic”. Ordered to patrol section “E”

2.30pm: Proceeded in execution of orders

Number on sick list: 5


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14 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long 1.2

6.10am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic”

Exercised seaboats crew

3.20pm: Orders to rendezvous with 3rd Battle Squadron

5.20pm: Took station on HMS “Hibernia”

Number on sick list: 6


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15 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long 3.9

Orders to join Light Cruiser Squadron in Lat 60 00N, Long 3 30E

0.15pm: Sighted HMS “Shannon”

3.20pm: Met SS “Irma” bound Newcastle

Number on sick list: 6


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16 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long 2.4

Orders to proceed at daylight to join 2nd Battle Squadron

6.45am: Utsire Isd S79E 12’

0.15pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Nord” in Lat 60 15N, Long 2 24E

2.10pm: Exc. signals with 3rd Battle Squadron

10.0pm: Exc. Signals with HMS “Audacious”

Number on sick list: 5


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17 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -0.6

3.30am: Orders to rendezvous with HMS “Russel"”off M Flugga. Speed 13 kts

8.0am: Boarded Danish SS “Rolf”: Lat 61 10N, Long 00 52W

9.25am: Proceeded to take station on HMS “Russel”

10.10am: Ordered to escort SS “Rolf” to Lerwick

10.40am: Put prize crew on SS “Rolf”

11.15am: Proceeded for Lerwick

2.0pm: M. Flugga abm 8’ log 25

9.25pm: Recd W/T sig. to proceed West of Shetlands. Instructed SS “Rolf” to enter Lerwick and proceeded in execution of orders

Number on sick list: 6


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18 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -1.5

8.0am: Signalled SS “Tervoc” of Lerwick

Joined up with HMS “Crescent” and took station NxW 5’. Courses var. to avoid submarine

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

Number on sick list: 6


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19 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -2.0

Took station on HMS “Crescent”

Noon: Examined SS “Clintonia” of North Shields

Exchanged signals with HMS “Dryad”

Number on sick list: 7


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20 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -0.9

Courses and speed as requisite to examine numerous trawlers

Took station on HMS “Crescent” NxW 8’

Orders to proceed off Faeroe Ids

Proceed in execution of orders

Number on sick list: 8


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21 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -5.1

Exercised double defence watch

Watch at night control station

Number on sick list: 8


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22 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -5.1

Exercised double defence watch

7.05pm: Sighted Sumba Hd Lt N82W appx. 32’

Number on sick list: 7


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23 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -4.9

9.30am: Exercised “General Quarters”

9.0pm: Orders recd to patrol North of Faeroe Ids. Proceeded in execution

Number on sick list: 6


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24 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -7.7

2.15pm: Boarded Grimsby trawler “Cambodia”: Lat 62 44N, Long 9 00W

9.55pm: Sighted Myggenaes Lt S5E appx. 32’

Number on sick list: 6


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25 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -10.1

6.35am: At Lat 60 45N, Long 8 1.2W * obs. Noted large and increasing deviations on Standard and spare compass

Number on sick list: 6


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26 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -10.4

6.45am: Exercised double defence watch

Exercised seaboats crew

Number on sick list: 7


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27 October 1914


At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -11.4

Exercised seaboats crew

Hands cleaning ship

Gun’s crew, control parties and ship’s company exercised at divisional drill

Watch at night control stations

Number on sick list: 7


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28 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -10.9

Carried out target practice, control and independent firing

Exhibited bow steaming lights

Number on sick list: 7


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29 October 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.3, Long -7.3

Hands employed preparing ship for coaling

2.51pm: Oversay Lt abm dist 2’ log 35

6.55pm: Mew I.d Lt abm dist 4 ½ log 00

9.45pm: Chickens Lt N33E 3’

Number on sick list: 5


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30 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.42am Stopped off Bar Lt

2.30am: Pilot Mr Monk boarded

7.30am: Recd permission to enter port

10.42am: Made fast in Canada Dock Branch N° 2

EW. Cox Paymaster RN left for Portsmouth

1 German prisoner discharged to sick quarters

1.40pm: Commenced coaling

8.35pm: Seven privates 4th L’Pools Territorial Regiment joined for patrol duty on wharf


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31 October 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling continued throughout the night

Midshipman Evans rejoined ship

A. Doran Seam. RNR to hospital

G Williams PO to Stanley Hospital

0.50pm: Unmoored & proceeded to Canada Dry Dock under tow

1st Lieut. Schlosser RNR rejoined ship (Prize Crew)

2.0pm: In Dry Dock

L S McCaskey & 2 seamen rejoined ship

P Henshall red from hospital

8.15pm: Dock empty

Number on sick list: 3



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1914


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1 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

T Lowe seaman RNR returned from hospital

J Powell Marine PT to Stanley hospital

B Riley (deserter) returned to ship

Number on sick list: 4


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2 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

T Lowe RNR discharged to Plymouth hospital

W Scott, stoker, paid off

T Davenport, L Riley, J Roy, G Godwin, W Quinn: deserted

2.15pm: Left Dry dock. Pilot Trantor and 3 tugs assisting

3.0pm: Berthed alongside wharf at Canada Dock Branch N° 2

6.45pm: Resumed coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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3 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed coaling

Stoker exercised at rifle and squad drill

11.0pm: Suspended coaling

Number on sick list: 3


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4 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Resumed coaling

Stokers exercised at squad drill

Hands painting and storing ship

Suspended coaling

Number on sick list: 3


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5 November 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Resumed coaling

Birks (stoker) ex HMS “Drake” joined ship

J Train, J Rily, John Rily, L Howard: deserted

57 various mercantile ratings paid off

Number on sick list: 3


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6 November 1914

From Liverpool to Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

67 Mercantile ratings to replace men discharged

Finished coaling, recd 4792 tons coal

9.35am: Cast off and proceeded form Dock, Pilot Mr Trantor and 3 tugs assisting

10.50am: Made fast in Sandon Basin

1.54pm: Stopped off Bar Ship

2.40pm: Discharged Pilot

6.40pm: Chickens Rk Lt N89E 1’ ½

11.0pm: Maidens Lt abm 6’ log 27.3

Number on sick list: 3


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7 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 55.2, Long -9.6

9.30am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Antares” in Lat 55 10N, Long 9 30W. Found carrying contraband cargo; detained vessel pending orders

1.35pm: Midshipman Wood, with 1 P.O. & 6 seamen sent on board SS “Antares” as Prize Crew

Signalled “Antares” to proceed to Androssan

Number on sick list: 3


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8 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -10.2

Laid in lead

Exercised double defence watch

Exercised seaboats crew

Number on sick list: 3


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9 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -15.7

Patrolling off South coast Iceland

Number on sick list: 4


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10 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -14.8

3.10pm: Boarded Grimsby trawler “India”: Lat 63 40N, Long 15 55W

3.45pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list: 4


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11 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.8, Long -15.1

Guns crews, control parties and ship’s company exercised at divisional drills

Watch at night control stations

Number on sick list: 4


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12 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -15.2

Hands cleaning ship

3.25pm: Communicated with trawler “India”

Number on sick list: 6


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13 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -14.2

Hands cleaning ship

Heavy swell from ENE. Vessel rolling heavily

Number on sick list: 6


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14 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -14.7

8.20am: Sighted smoke to Southward. Courses and speeds as requisite

11.40am: Communicated with S. trawler “Pamela” of Hull

Number on sick list: 7


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15 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -16.7

Hands cleaning ship

Exercised seaboats crew

Number on sick list: 8


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16 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long -15.0

Swung ship for deviation

Sighted trawler NNE. Courses and speeds as requisite

0.40pm: Boarded Grimsby trawler “Frolic” in Lat 63 42N, Long 14 45W

1.30pm: Proceeded

Number on sick list: 6


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17 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -9.5

Courses and speeds as requisite to intercept trawlers

1.0pm: Communicated with trawler “Jacamar” of Grimsby: Lat 61 00N, Long 9 20W

1.30pm: Communicated with S. trawler “Tourmelin” of Hull: Lat 61 00N, Long 9 20W

2.40pm: S. trawler “Regal” of Grimsby: Lat 60 52N, Long 9 00W

Number on sick list: 6


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18 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -11.0

Orders to proceed off Faeroe Islands thence to Ireland

9.20pm: Proceeded in execution of orders

Number on sick list: 2


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19 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -9.3

Position off Mygganaes Lt: Lat 62 15N, Long 8 20W

Weather set in foggy. All guns manned & W T doors closed

3.30pm: Fog cleared

Number on sick list: 6


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20 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -13.7

4.15pm: Sighted 2 funnels SS. Sounded “Action”

4.30pm: Closed with HMS “Mantua”; Sounded “Disperse”

Darkened ship. Took station on “Mantua” NExN 2’

Number on sick list: 5


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21 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -10.3

Closed with “Mantua”

10.12am: Boarded S. trawler “Cardinal” of Hull in Lat 60 39N, Long 10 25W

10.45am: Proceeded to rejoin “Mantua”

Recd MR sig. from “Mantua” & parted company; aid in lead

Number on sick list: 6


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22 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 59.0, Long -8.3

2.15pm: Boarded Danish Trawler “Koenig Frederick III” “E 145” in Lat 59 13N, Long 8 35W

2.45pm: Proceeded on patrol

Number on sick list: 2


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23 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.3, Long -9.2

9.20am: Exchanged sigs. with HMS “Mantua”

Number on sick list: 6


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24 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 57.5, Long -9.3

8.35am: Spoke trawler “Dreadnough” Lamlash to St. Kilda: Lat 57 27N, Long 8 55W

9.45am: Exchanged sigs. with HMS “Mantua”

Number on sick list: 8


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25 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.5, Long -9.2

Exercised seaboats crew

Hands cleaning ship

5° Leeway allowed

10° Leeway allowed

Fore deck guns secured on a/c of weather

Number on sick list: 8


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26 November 1914

Cruising off Hebrides

Lat 58.9, Long -8.5

14° Leeway allowed

Fore deck guns secured

Exercised sea boats crew


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[Record of observations for deviation]

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[Record of observations for deviation]

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[Steering compasses]

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27 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.4, Long -9.3

6.20am: Sighted SS WSW

8.30am: Closed with vessel sighted previously

9.15am: Signalled Norwegian SS “Grosholm” Sweden to Seville: Lat 58 30N, Long 8 40W

Watch at night control stations

Number on sick list: 9


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28 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 57.5, Long -9.2

8.0am: Fleet Surgeon William Spry Rn (retired) departed this life. Colours half-masted. Lat 57 35N, Long 9 50W

Stopped engine and read Burial Service then Committed body of the late Fleet Surgeon William Spry RN (rt.d) to the deep: Lat 57 33N, Long 9 40W

Number on sick list: 8


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29 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 58.1, Long -8.7

11.5am: Sighted SS South. Courses and speeds as requisite to intercept

Exchanged signals with HMS “Teutonic”

0.15pm: Boarded SS “Prestonian” of Preston: Lat 58 8N, Long 8 41W

1.20pm: Excd sigs with HMS “Leviathan”

Number on sick list: 8


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30 November 1914

At Sea

Lat 55.4, Long -7.1

7.30am: Aran I.d Lt. S43E dist 20’

10.45am: Fanad Pt. Lt. S8W 6’

11.22am: Malin Hd. S8W 2’

11.40am: Inishtrahull Lt. N33E 1 ½

4.0pm: Maiden Lt. abm 5’ log 39’

6.3pm: South Rk. Lt. abm 8’ log 91

7.50pm: Chickens Lt. bore E (mag) 3

11.40pm: Stopped

11.50pm: Anchored and brought up on Starbd cable 75 fms chain in 12 fms water

Number on sick list: 5



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1914


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1 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.20am: Hove up anchor

7.30am: Anchor aweigh and proceeded

8.22am: Pilot Mr Trantor on board

10.30am: Entered Sandon Basin and made fast temporarily

11.25am: Proceeded to Canada Dock

0.5pm: Entered Canada Dock

0.20pm: Made fast in berth

St. watch employed in cleaning shell rooms and magazines

3.15pm: Mid Wood & prize crew of SS “Antares” aboard

7.0pm: Mid Rufus & prize crew of SS “Dania” aboard

Number on sick list: 2


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2 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1 Rating to Devonport Hospital

Number on sick list: 1


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3 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30pm: Private Ingwell RMLI to Liverpool Hospital

2.15pm: Started coaling at N° 2 hatch

4.0pm: Finished discharging ammunition and forwarded them to Alexandra dock under Escort

4.0pm: Lt Aikman RNR left ship

7.0pm: Capt. Phillimore left ship

Number on sick list: 3


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4 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hoisted flag of Rear Admiral D.R.S. de Chair CB MVO

10.50am: P.O. Bryan left ship

Rear Admiral de Chair, Captain Trewley , Fleet Payst Lawford, secretary, Flag Lieut. Comdr Robinson joined ship

5.30pm: AB Painton RN joined up

6.30pm: 26 RNR seaman & 20 boys joined up

7.0pm: Signal bost Patchett joined up

10.30pm: 8 RNR Midm, 1 Asst Electr., 1 chief master, & Capt marine servant joined up

11.30pm: 19 signal ratings, 8 telegraphists, 1 Admirals coxn, 6 signal boys & domestics, 1 Admirals servant AR joined up

Number on sick list: 2


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5 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: 16 RNR Seamen joined ex “Vivid”

Lieut Clarke, Lieut Kenyon, Eng Lieut Comdr Fletcher, Staff Surgeon Walker, Capt Gillespie RMLI, Asst Paym Cockerell RNR joined ship

Number on sick list: 4


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6 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30am: 1 corporal & 8 privates RMLI joined up

1.0pm: Admiral ashore

7.0pm: 2 privates RMLI joined up

Number on sick list: 1


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7 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

11.30am: 3 pkgs stores from Davenport

Number on sick list: 1


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8 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.20am: Lt Com Kiddle RN joined

7.0am: Resumed coaling ship

10.15am: Lt Com Gilbert RN left ship


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9 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.10am: 2 ratings joined from RNB Devonport


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10 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Coaling ship (shore labour)

Firemen at rifle drill


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11 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Firemen at rifle drill

1.20pm: Hands painting ship, getting in stores & as reqt


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12 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.50am: 2 ratings joined from Devonport

11.45am: Finished coaling

Discharged 1 rating to HMS “Vivid”

Number on sick list: 3


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13 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed getting in ammunition & as reqt

Received 2747 coal tons

4.20pm: Sailed HMS “Virginian”

Number on sick list: 5


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14 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.35am: Hands shifting ship alongside South wall

Hands drawing stores and preparing for sea

Number on sick list: 5


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15 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Cast off from jetty, proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to West wall Sandon Basin

7.55am: Secured in Sandon Basin

8.45am: Cast off

9.10am: Proceeded down river

12.30pm: Pilot left ship

6.15pm: Tender alongside landed workmen

Number on sick list: 8


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16 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.15am: Pilot from pilot boat on board

10.0am: Formby Lt V abm

Workmen from Messrs Cammell Laird & Co. on board repairing gun mountings

9.10pm: Tugs secured ahead and astern

10.20pm: Proceeded into Sandon Basin

11.0pm: Secured to West wall Sandon Basin

Number on sick list: 9


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17 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1.10pm: Hands painting ship, assisting with gun mountings and as reqt

Number on sick list: 11


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18 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands painting ship, drawing stores and as reqt

4.30pm: Port watch employed getting in ammunition

Number on sick list: 8


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19 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands painting down aloft & cleaning ship

4.0pm: Read warrant N° 12

Number on sick list: 8


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20 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 7


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21 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands hauling off ship from jetty for coaling

7.45am: Commenced coaling (shore labour)

Hands drawing stores and as reqt

Number on sick list: 8


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22 December 1914

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.10am: Hands preparing for sea

1.0pm: Pilot on board

2.15pm: Closed watertight doors

2.25pm: Cast off and proceeded in charge of pilot & tugs into River

2.40pm: Cast off tugs proceeded as reqt down River

3.25pm: Came to port with Port anchor in 14 fhms veered to 60 fhms. Fog thick

Number on sick list: 7


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23 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 53.8, Long -4.3

2.50am: Fog cleared

3.38am: Weighed, proceeded as reqt down river

9.17am: Proceeded as reqt to NWd 12 knots to carry out gun trials

10.15am: Completed gun trials satisfactorily

11.15am: Comdr Wilton & party from Messrs Cammell Laird & Co left ship

4.45pm: Weighed and proceeded N46W 12 knots

9.20pm: Chickens Rk Lt abm 5’

Number on sick list: 5


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24 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 56.5, Long -7.5

3.40am: Maidens Lt abm 3.5’

8.45am: Passed armed trawler

Thrown overboard one case Rect ½” 14 charges Cordite 11 ½ lbs

3.0pm: Sighted St. Kilta bg N1E

5.20pm: Sighted steamer NNE steering SSW, a/c as reqt to close her

5.45pm: Played searchlight on her, failed to discover vessel’s name

11.53pm: Butt of Lewis S2E 7 miles

Number on sick list: 5


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25 December 1914

Entering Scapa Flow

Lat 59.0, Long -3.0

1.30am: Sighted glare of Sule Skerry Lt

4.30am: Sule Skerry Lt abeam 18’

8.0am: Stopped examination service vessel closed to challenge

8.10am: Proceeded as reqt to Scapa Flow

9.20am: Admiral de Chair & staff rejoined

Issued T.M. The King & Queen’s Christmas cards to ships company

4.0pm: Stm drifter cast off proceeded as reqt out of harbour 15 kts

Number on sick list: 7


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26 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -5.8

6.50am: Sighted small steamers Lt on Port bow

7.5am: Weather tick

5.15pm: Sighted Fuglö Id S69W

Number on sick list: 7


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27 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -7.7

7.0am: Wind freshened considerably

11.40am: Weather thick

12.0am: Sighted high land to Southd. Weather cleared

3.0pm: a/c West to close stm trawler N249

7.25pm: Sighted Mygganaes Lt S40W

Number on sick list: 11


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28 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -6.5

4.0am: Mygganaes Lt S38W

9.30am: Flugö Id S2W

12.30pm: Commenced zigzag 2 pts every 10 minutes

4.10pm: Steered steady course

Number on sick list: 9


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29 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -10.1

1.25am: Sighted steamers Lts on Port bow

3.0am: a/c as reqt to close steamer found to be stm trawler F.D. 62

12.30pm: Sighted steamer S35W steering to NW

12.40pm: a/c WSW to intercept

1.27pm: Stopped, boarded SS “Krista” Firth of Forth to Iceland with coal, all correct

Number on sick list: 8


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30 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -7.0

6.30am: Sighted steamers Lt on Starbd quarter

8.45am: a/c as reqt to close & speak steamer found to be SS “Oria” bound to Kirkwall, allowed her to proceed

10.10pm: Sighted Myggenaes Lt N29E

Number on sick list: 8


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31 December 1914

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -10.3

3.35am: Lost sight of Myggenaes Lt

6.50pm: Squall from SSW

9.40pm: Wind shifted suddenly to SSW

Number on sick list: 3


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALSATIAN 1915

JP map Alsatian 1915

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1915


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1 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -7.0

5.20am: Obs Pos: Polar Star, Arcturus: Lat 60 39N, Long 7 35W

10.40am: Wind backed to SSE

4.30pm: Wind increased considerably

6.25pm: Reduced to 10 knots

Number on sick list: 6


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2 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -5.8

Hands cleaning ship and as reqt

Number on sick list: 6


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3 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -4.9

2.10am: Obs Pos: Polar Star, Aldebaran: Lat 61.5N, Long 4.56W

11.30am: Closed trawler found to be British Stm trawler “Mackay” H.1022

6.5pm: Observed lightning in SE

Number on sick list: 6


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4 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -7.0

5.40am: Obs Pos: Polaris, Pollux: Lat 60 3N, Long 8 11W

3.30pm: Sighted high land (Sydero I.d) N36E

9.20pm: Wind shifted to SSE


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5 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -9.7

9.30am: Divisions, read prayers. Guns crews at divisional drill, remd hands employed as reqt

Wind veered to the South and decreased in force


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6 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -8.2

4.25am: Obs Pos: Polaris, Procyon: Lat 60 53N, Long 8 46W

Hands rigging mantlets, refitting and as reqt

Number on sick list: 4


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7 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -9.0

6.55am: Sighted steamer Lts on Port beam

7.7am: a/c SW keeping in company with trawlers

8.30am: Closed steamer found to be stm trawler

Allowed her to proceed

2.15pm: Sighted St Kilda ahead

3.15pm: a/c SSW

Sighted stm trawler ahead

5.30pm: Observed searchlight on Starbd bow

6.15pm: Switched on navigation lights

11.50pm: Sighted Lt N48E

Number on sick list: 5


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8 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -3.1

8.30am: Sighted Foula Id

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” ESE

11.29am: Stopped sent sea boat to “Cedric” with mails & Correspondence

1.50pm: Stopped dropped target, HMS “Cedric” parted company

2.0pm: Proceeded as req.t for carrying out one inch aim practice from 6 inch guns. Exd G.Q.s

Burning navigation light


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9 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -8.0

6.12am: Called up and ordered to stop by HMS “Oropesa”

6.20am: Stopped exchanged signals with “Oropesa”

6.20am: Died Alexander Tanner stoker RNR from pneumonia

6.42am: Proceeded N69E 12 knots, “Oropesa” parted company

4.10pm: Stopped

4.20pm: Read funeral service & buried late Alexander Tanner stoker RNR

4.32pm: Proceeded West 12 kts

Number on sick list: 6


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10 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -5.5

12.45pm: Sighted steamer to Southd, steering Eastd

1.55pm: Reduced 12 kts a/c as reqt to close steamer found to be SS “Lappland”, Swedish, from Liverpool to Victoria Harbour, in ballast; allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 5


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11 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -2.2

9.10am: a/c N28E incd 15 kts to close HMS “Vitonor”

9.40am: Sighted HMS “Orotava” NE

9.55am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” ahead. Stationed “Teutonic” 4 miles on Port beam

Exd stations for abandon ship and carried out range finding & tempting exercises with “Teutonic”

11.15am: Sighted HMS “Patia” ahead. Stationed “Patia” 4 miles on Starbd beam

1.45pm: Sighted HMS “Vitonor” standing by “Bergensfjord” ahead

2.10pm: Proceeded as reqt for communicating with “Vitonor” by signal. Detached “Teutonic” and “Patia” to chase SEd

5.0pm: a/c S9W incd 12 kts burned navigation lights, proceeded in company with “Vitonor” and “Bergensfjord”

6.35pm: Sighted steamer ESE a/c NNE to close, found to be HMS “Patia”

9.40pm: Stopped boarded SS “Hafnia” Danish, from Port Talbot to Askersund with salt; allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 4


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12 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -4.9

5.15am: Sighted and challenged vessel found to be HMS “Teutonic”

5.30am: Sighted and challenged vessel found to be HMS “Orotava”

Steamer found to be a trawler

Sighted land to Wd

10.50pm: Sumbo Lt obscured by mist

Number on sick list: 4


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13 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -5.8

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Bayano” to Southd, stationed “Bayano” one mile on Stard beam; exchanged signals

11.30am: HMS “Bayano” parted company

Number on sick list: 5


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14 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -3.1

3.20am: Sighted steamers Lt

4.0am: a/c as reqt to close and examine by searchlight; found to be SS “Spigerborg”

4.50am: Proceeded as reqt keeping in company with steamer Co E ½ S

8.45am: Communicated with SS “Spigerborg” found to be from New York to Randser with corn

11.0am: Placed prize crew on board “Spigerborg” to take her to Kirkwall for examination. Prize crew Mid Adams & 4 ratings

12.35pm: Hoisted in boarding boat

6.20pm: Sighted vessel Lt N25E

Number on sick list: 4


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15 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -6.3

Hands employed as reqt, guns crews at divisional drill

Number on sick list: 5


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16 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -9.9

1.15pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella” and “Virginian” ahead

Stationed HMS “Columbella” 2’ on Starb beam & “Virginian” 2’ on Port beam; communicated by signal

4.0pm: Quarters

“Columbella” and “Virginian” parted company NEd

Number on sick list: 6


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17 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -5.9

12.25pm: Sighted st NE, challenged; found to be HMS “Patia”

12.42pm: a/c N61W communicating by signal with HMS “Patia”

3.47pm: Sighted HMS “Bayano” SWxS

5.50pm: Sighted vessel Lts N30E, a/c N30E

6.15pm: Stopped, communicated by signal with HMS “Orotava”

7.30pm: Examined steamer by searchlight, found to be trawler G.Y. 827

Number on sick list: 7


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18 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -5.0

3.0am: Stopped boarded SS found to be Russian SS “Dwinsk” from Glasgow to Arckangel; allowed to proceed

10.0am: Dropped target, carried out aiming practice from 6 inch & firing from 6 pdr

Number on sick list: 7


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19 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -10.0

12.0pm: Reset P.L.

Number on sick list: 7


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20 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -9.9

12.17pm: Incd 13 knots; commenced zigzag two points every 10 minutes

Number on sick list: 7


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21 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -9.6

10.45am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” ENE

Stationed “Motagua” 2 miles on Port beam, communicated by signal

1.50pm: Sighted HMS “Orotava” NE steering SE

4.0pm: a/c Nord decreased to 9 knots. HMS “Motagua” parted company to Eastd

Number on sick list: 5


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22 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -10.0

Guns crews at divisional drill, remd hands employed as reqt

Number on sick list: 7


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23 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.9, Long -13.3

2.55am: Sighed steam vessel Lts N60W

1.10pm: Sighted Rockall SW ½ W

Number on sick list: 7


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24 January 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.9, Long -6.9

4.55am: Sighted Barra Hd S51E

8.25am: Sighted HMS “Calyx” SW steering to South

10.0am: HMS “Swift” passed steering NEd

11.0am: HMS “Clan McNaughton” passed steering NW

11.10am: HMS “Otway” passed steering NWd

3.50pm: Passed gunboat steering N, challenged received reply; name not obtained

5.25pm: Received report of submarine menace. Incd full speed

5.30pm: Commenced zigzag 2 pts every 10 minutes

7.55pm: Chickens Rk Lt abeam

Number on sick list: 6


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25 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands preparing for coaling and as reqt

11.45am: HMS “Calyx” arrived proceeded up harbour

Found at anchor in river HMS “Cedric”, HMS “Calyx” and HMS “Orotava”

8.3pm: Proceeded as reqt in charge of Pilot and tugs to Canada Dock

8.50pm: Secured alongside N°2 Berth South Wall Canada Dock


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26 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: Commenced coaling shore labour

11.0am: Mid Adams & prize crew rejoined

1 rating: rejoined from detention barracks


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27 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2 ratings discharged 1 to “Calyx” and 1 to “Orotava”

Coaling continued until 10 pm

Number on sick list:2


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28 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling shore labour

11.30am: HMS “Natal” secured in Canada Docks

Continued coaling until 10 pm

Number on sick list:1


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29 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling shore labour

4.10pm: Read warrant N° 17

Part of Watch getting in provisions

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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30 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling shore labour

Hands getting in stores and ammunition and as reqt

4.0pm: Stopped coaling

1 rating joined from Devonport

Number on sick list: 3


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31 January 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0pm: Recommenced coaling shore labour

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board

3.30pm: Finished coaling, recd 5009 tons

4.15pm: 2nd part P.W. employed making up coaling screens

Number on sick list: 4



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1915


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1 February 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship throughout

Number on sick list: 5


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2 February 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

Hands refitting and as reqt

Number on sick list: 4


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3 February 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed refitting and as reqt

Read Warrants 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Number on sick list: 4


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4 February 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Hands employed preparing to shift berth

10.40am: Cast off from Canada basin, proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to Sandon Basin, engines as reqt

11.45am: Secured alongside SS “Mauretania” in Sandon Basin

Number on sick list: 3


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5 February 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Read quarterly return of Courts Martial

Hands refitting boats’ falls and as reqt

Number on sick list: 4


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6 February 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.7, Long -4.0

11 ratings joined from RNB Plymouth

1.30pm: Hands preparing for sea & as reqt

2.35pm: Cast off from SS “Mauretania” proceeded as reqt out of Sandon Basin in charge of pilot & tugs

3.0pm: Proceeded down river 10 kts

5.50pm: Formby Lt V abeam, dropped pilot

11.45pm: Discovered small fire in fore fan room; extinguished immediately

Number on sick list: 4


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7 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.0, Long -7.0

11.10am: Sighted floating object apparently mine a/c & speed as reqt to close, manned 6 pdr guns

11.20am: Lost sight of object mist & heavy sea

Number on sick list: 4


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8 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -7.0

12.50pm: Sighted steamer S; a/c SbE to close, found to be HMS “Bayano”

Number on sick list: 5


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9 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -10.3

1.0pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” SEbE ordered her to take station 2 miles on Starbd beam, communicated by signal

3.30pm: “Hildebrand” parted company

Number on sick list: 6


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10 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -5.8

10.25am: a/c S75E to intercept sail bearing WSW

11.34am: Closed sail found to be “Esther” of Marshal from [ed. note: blank space] to [ed. note: blank space]. Gave her her post and allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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11 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -7.3

2.30am: Sighted Sumbo Lt N40E

4.10am: Closed steamer found to be “F Heredia” of Haugesund allowed to proceed

4.50am: Sumbo Lt abeam about 18 miles

8.45am: Sighted South of Sydero NNW

1.10pm: Sighted HMS “Digby” S ½ W steering Eastd

3.10pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” WSW steering Eastd

Number on sick list: 6


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12 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -9.0

9.30am: Stopped dropped target and proceeded as reqt carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice from 6 in and 6 pdr. Practice firing

Number on sick list: 10


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13 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -7.0

5.55am: Sighted steamers Lts SW

7.30am: SS found to be HMS “Patia”

7.45am: Commences zigzag 2 ½ pts every 15 min

6.30pm: Stopped zigzag eased to 10 kts

Number on sick list: 13


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14 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -6.0

7.30am: Sighted sail East, stopped zigzag

8.50am: Closed sail, stopped, put prize crew Mid Evans RNR 1 PO & 6 hands on board to take her to Kirkwall. Vessel found to be “Olav” of Tvedestand from Falmouth to Aalborg with bran

5.20pm: Sighted steamer to Westd

6.50pm: Closed SS found to be trawler Pacific G.Y. 19, sent boarding party


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15 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -7.6

10.30am: Sighted HMS “Digby” SE

5.45pm: Sighted smoke ahead

7.5pm: Sighted searchlight beam on Starbd quarter

Number on sick list: 13


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16 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -5.0

7.0am: Zigzag 2½ pts. Incd 13 kts, sighted HMS “Digby” SExE

8.30am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” SE, stationed HMS “Cedric” on St beam

10.0am: Exd G.Q.s a/c as reqt carrying out rate of change exercises with “Cedric”

11.20am: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Cedric”

5.0pm: 2nd L.C.S. [ed. note: Light Cruiser Squadron] passed steering to Eastd

Number on sick list: 11


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17 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -9.0

Sounded without obtaining bottom from 5-6.30

Number on sick list: 7


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18 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -8.0

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Digby” SE

8.15pm: Sighted SS SE steering Westd

9.35pm: Stopped boarded SS “Sorland” from Gottenberg to Philadelphia allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 5


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19 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -7.0

12.10am: Sighted steamers Lts a/c as reqt to close

Steamer found to be Norwegian SS “Leander” allowed to proceed

9.30am: Sighted “Digby” West

4.5pm: Sighted trawler Southd

4.50pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary”, trawler found to be SS “Norse” F.D. 72

8.10pm: Sighted SS ExN steering NW

8.15pm: a/c N60E to close

8.30pm: Found to be SS “Hans Broge”, weather prevented boarding, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 7


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20 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -5.0

Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 5


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21 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -5.0

10.45am: Sighted trawler East. a/c to intercept

12.5pm: Sighted HMS “Digby” steering Westd

12.35pm: a/c as reqt to close trawler

Number on sick list: 5


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22 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -9.3

1.30pm: a/c to close SS “F Heredia” of Norway from Iceland to Eastd, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 5


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23 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -9.2

5.10am: Sighted Sumbo Hd Lt NxE

1.40pm: Stopped hailed trawler “Cleon” G.Y. 240 bound from Iceland to Grimsby allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 4


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24 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -8.6

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” Westd

10.7am a/c N68W zigzag; “Columbella” took station 3’ Port beam of Flag

10.50am: a/c together S68E zigzag

11.15am: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” Southd

11.30am: a/c SSW HMS “Columbella” in company

12.0pm: Turned to WNW, stopped sent boat to “Changuinola” for Mid Evans RNR & prize crew sent in “Olavir”

1.15pm: Shaped Co N35W 16 kts; “Changuinola” and “Columbella” parted company

Number on sick list: 3


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25 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -8.1

12.30pm: Sighted apparently HMS “Changuinola”

3.50pm: Sighted SS (SW) and barque S18W both steering Eastd

4.25pm: a/c SE to close barque Norwegian “Glenlora”,

5.0pm: Stopped sent prize crew Mid Renfree, 1 PO & 6 hands to take her to Kirkwall

5.15pm: Proceeded to close Swedish SS “Drothan Sophia” [Drotting Sophia]

5.40pm: Ordered her to follow; a/c to close barque

Number on sick list: 3


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26 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -6.6

4.46pm: Communicating by signal with Swedish SS “Ovidia” from Baltimore to Malmo

5.30pm: a/c East speed as reqt keeping in company with “Ovidia” waiting for weather to moderate

6.20pm: Stopped Sent Mr Elliot RNR & prize crew to take “Ovidia” to Kirkwall

Number on sick list: 3


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27 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -7.8

3.10am: a/c ENE Examined SS by searchlight, found to be SS “Bra Kar” Norwegian allowed to proceed

5.10am: Sighted SS NxE

6.30am: Heavy snow squall lost sight of chase

8.15am: Sighted SS SW

8.30am: SS found to be HMS “Hilary”

1.40pm: Ship found to be SS “Bra Kar” already examined

Number on sick list: 4


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28 February 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -9.2

12.5am: Examined SS by searchlight, found to be SS “Bra Kar” already examined

3.0pm: Intercepted Danish SS “Adolph” from Helsingor to St. John, in ballast, allowed to proceed

3.45pm: Intercepted Grimsby stm trawler “Romantic” bound to Iceland allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 6



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LOGS FOR MARCH 1915


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1 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -9.6

Guns crews art divisional drill, remd hands employed as req.t

Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0pm: Commenced zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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2 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -6.7

2.0am: Sighted HMS “Oropesa” SE

4.45am: Sighted HMS “Oropesa” North

7.30am: Stopped boarded SS “Lapland” Norwegian from Copenhagen to New York, allowed her to proceed

Sighted HMS “Cedric” West, ordered her to take station 2 miles on Starbd beam

2.0pm: Cedric stopped lowered sea boat; a/c as reqt to close boat and send correspondence to “Cedric”

2.55pm: Proceeded S82W 13 kts “Cedric” in company

4.0pm: HMS “Cedric” parted company

Number on sick list: 6


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3 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -8.6

7.0pm: Sighted SS SSW

8.0pm: a/c as reqed keeping in touch with SS found to be Swedish SS “Jemtland” bound Eastward

9.0pm: Shaped Co N83E to keep in company with “Jemtland”, weather unsuitable for boarding

Number on sick list: 4


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4 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -6.1

6.30am: a/c as reqed to chore SS “Jemtland”

7.0am: a/c Stopped, sent boarding boat

7.10am: Sighted HMS “Virginian”

8.5am: Hoisted boarding boat, allowed “Jemtland” to proceed

10.40am: Sighted Sydero N20E

5.30pm: Sighted HMS “Mantua” NW

8.35pm: Stopped boarded stm trawler “Jane Ross” A 455 from Faeroes to Aberdeen. Allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 4


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5 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -8.6

9.55am: Stopped boarded SS “Kong Haakon” Norwegian from Copenhagen to Baltimore: allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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6 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -9.3

5.5am: Sighted Myggenaes Lt S67E

8.15am: Sighted HMS “Otway” S80W

Number on sick list: 2


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7 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.2, Long -9.5

3.45am: Incd 13 Kn zigzag

4.0am: Red. 10 Kn steady Co S23W

5.45am: Incd 13 Kn zigzag [South Co]

6.0am: a/c N21E zigzag

8.35am: Sighted SS NEbyN a/c N56E

8.50am: a/c N48E

9.0am: a/c East inc 15 Kn to intercept

9.30am: a/c EbyN

10.15am: a/c E1/2N

10.30am: Stopped boarded SS “Niels R. Finsen” (Danish) from Galveston to Goteborg, placed Prize Crew Mid. Wood & 6 ratings to take to Kirkwall

11.50am: Hoisted boarding boat

11.0am: Sighted HMS “Patuca”

12.0pm: Proceeded S18W 13 Kn zigzag. HMS “Patuca” in company

1.30pm: Proceeded as req. communicating by boat with “Patuca”

1.50pm: Proceeded S18W 13 Kts

2.0pm: Com. Zig Zag “Patuca” parted company

3.45pm: Sighted sail SWbyS.

3.55pm: a/c S20W inc. 15 Kts

4.25pm: a/c SSW sighted HMS “Ambrose” SE

4.30pm: Proceeded as reqd to close schooner “Cambria” from Trepan to Ystad

4.45pm: Stopped sent boarding boat - allowed schooner to proceed - Co S17W 13 Kn Zig Zag

Number on sick list: 3


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8 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 55.7, Long -6.8

6.30am: Sighted Barra Hd N82E

8.40am: Sighted Skerryvore S50E

Sighted “Motagua” to North steering South

Sighted HMS “Tarra” to South

Sighted Skulmartin Lt V

6.40pm: Sighted St John’s Lt S89E

9.40pm: Sighted Skerries Lt S28W

Number on sick list 1


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9 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12.30am: Stopped, picked up pilot

Hands employed preparing for docking and coaling

5.0pm: Entered and secured Sandon basin

5.45pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to Canada dock

7.50pm: Secured in Canada dock N° 2

1 marine from RMLI joined from Devonport

Number on sick list: 1


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10 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore gang commenced coaling

Mids Elliot & Renfree & two prize crews rejoined

Discharged two ratings to RNB Devonport

Number on sick list: 3


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11 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Coaling ship shore labour

Mid Wood & prize crews

Number on sick list: 1


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12 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged 1 rating to R.N.B. Devonport

Hands getting in ammunition and as reqt


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13 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged 1 rating to RNB Devonport


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14 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.20am: Landed R.C. Church parties

8.0am: Landed party to attend funeral of late Carpr Mate


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15 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged 1 rating to HMS “Patia”

Number on sick list: 1


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16 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30pm: 2 ratings joined from Devonport

Number on sick list: 1


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17 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting ship, returning “empty” ammunition cases and as reqt

7.15pm: 1 rating joined from RNB Devonport

Number on sick list: 3


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18 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Shore labour finished coaling, coal received 4775.9 tons

Hands painting and provisioning ship and as reqt


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19 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands cleaning ship

10.40pm: Discharged 1 rating to Bootle Infirmary apparently attempted suicide and 1 rating act as escort


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20 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Hands employed cleaning ship

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrants N° 27, N° 26

Discharged 1 rating to “Orotava” awaiting to be transferred to detention quarters

6.30pm: One rating joined from Devonport


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21 March 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

11.0am: Pilot on board

11.48am: Cast off from Canada dock & proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon basin

12.46pm: Secured alongside SS “Mauritania” in Sandon basin

1.50pm: Cast off from “Mauritania” and proceeded into river

10.50pm: Proceeded as reqt down river

10.55pm: Passed Rock Lt Ho


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22 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.3, Long -6.5

12.5am: Formby Lt abeam

12.15am: Stopped tug alongside, pilot left ship

12.20am: Tug cast off proceeded as reqt

12.32am: Barr Lt V abeam

HMTBD “Dove” in company

2.55am: Langness Lt bore N13W

3.0am: Chickens R.k Lt N30W

6.10am: HMS “Dove” took station ahead 1’ acting as escort

8.30am: Maidens bore N71W

9.30am: a/c to West to clear trawlers in North Channel

Passed HMS “Tara”

1.23pm: Oversay Lt N81E

1.30pm: HMS “Dove” parted company to Southd

4.30pm: Spoke SS “St. Helens” (Norwegian) from Manchester to Newfoundland

Number on sick list: 5


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23 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.7, Long -9.9

4.45am: Sighted Lts sailing vessel East steering Southd

2.45pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” SSE

3.10pm: a/c SSW to close “Cedric”

3.30pm: Stopped

3.35pm: Sent sea boat to “Cedric” & proceeded as reqt keeping under way

4.20pm: Stopped, hoisted sea boat, proceeded EbS 13 kts zigzag with “Cedric” in company

7.0pm: “Cedric” parted company Eastd

10.0pm: Stopped sent boarding boat with Mid McNaught RNR & 5 ratings to take SS “Thorsdal” (Norwegian) to Kirkwall; cargo maize


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24 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -8.6

12.30am: a/c N80E zigzag

5.30am: a/c S83W

8.45am: Sighted SS bearing South steering Eastd a/c S50E to intercept

9.50am: a/c S40E

10.0am: Stopped sent boarding boat with Mid Ward & 5 ratings to take Norwegian SS “Karma” to Kirkwall; cargo cotton seed

11.0am: Hoisted boat proceeded N55W 13 kts zigzag

1.0pm: a/c S88W zigzag

4.15pm: Sighted SS S40W

4.17pm: a/c South

4.38pm a/c SSE to close

4.45pm: Found to be HMS “Digby”

4.55pm: a/c N70W zigzag

7.30pm: a/c N zigzag

N° 10 W.T. door found not properly closed

Number on sick list: 6


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25 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -11.8

8.45pm: Stopped sent boarding boat Mid Adams RNR & 5 ratings to take Swedish SS “Ceutria” to Kirkwall; cargo cotton seed

11.20pm: Stopped sent boarding boat to escort Swedish SS “Pedro Christopherson” from Gotenburg to Pernambuco with general cargo

Number on sick list: 6


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26 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -12.1

1.15am: Hoisted boarding boat, allowed SS to proceed

9.20am: Stopped

9.30am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt carrying out aiming rifle practice and 6 pdr. firing. Exd G. Q.s

11.5am: Stopped, picked up target

Number on sick list: 5


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27 March 1915

[ed. note: crossed page]


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27 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -12.5

Hands employed cleaning ship

Steering to make good North zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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28 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -14.7

8.30am: Sighted smoke to West

8.35am: Lost sight of same

9.15am: Sighted high land NbW

9.50am: Oraefa Jokul bore N10W 59’ (Vertical Angle)

2.45pm: Sighted sail NEbyE

4.7pm: Stopped boarded Danish fishing ketch [ed. note: blank space] all correct, allowed to proceed

11.45pm: Stopped boarded St trawler “Sir Mark Sykes” H42, bound to Iceland; all correct, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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29 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -9.2

7.43am: a/c as reqt signalling to Danish Fishery Protection ship “Island Falk”

9.30am: Boarded Danish fishing vessel No.444 all correct allowed to proceed.

11.30am: a/c as reqt to close & hail Danish schooner “Emmanuel” from Gibraltar to Faeroe Ids allowed to proceed

10.0pm: Sighted Danish Trawler N° 444 already examined

10.5pm: Sighted steamer Lts. a/c EbN, stopped examined by searchlight British stm trawler “Vera” H 960 allowed to proceed

10.45pm: a/c & proceeded as reqt to close & examine by searchlight British stm trawler “Imperial Queen” H196

Number on sick list: 6


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30 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -12.0

6.0am: Experienced heavy snowstorm

7.30am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Grove” from Iceland all correct, allowed to proceed

Snowing throughout watch

Number on sick list: 5


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31 March 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -11.6

5.50pm: Stopped boarded Auxly SS “Ivigtut” Danish from Copenhagen to Ivigtut allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 5



LOGS FOR APRIL 1915


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Note: When zig zagging, course is altered 2 1/2 points on either side of main course unless otherwise stated. Mean course is entered in “Standard Compass Course” column and total distance run through the water in "Distance run" column. The distance run on the mean course is estimated as about 2 knots less than this. M.S. Clarke, Lieut.(N) [Navigating Officer]


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1 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -11.2

9.35am: Sighted buoy with staff & flag closed same

9.40am: Stopped lowered sea boat picked up buoy found to be fishing buoy marked “Frolic”

1.20pm: stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Bauta” from Hull to Reykjavik allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 8


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2 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -12.3

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Digby” South

9.50am: a/c N23E HMS “Digby” took station 1’ WNW

10.15am: Stopped sent sea boat for prize crews Mid Adams, Ward & McNaught, & prize crews rejoined

11.30am: Proceeded N34W zigzag 13kts HMS “Digby” parted company to SEd

Number on sick list: 8


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3 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -10.1

11.30am: Sighted HMS “Mantua” SE

Mantua took station NNW 1 mile

6.52pm: Sighted SS brg NNW a/c NNE to close

7.0pm: Rolling heavily griping spar N° 1 boat carried away. Hands taking in & securing boat

7.10pm: Communicated by signal with SS found to be American SS “Llama” from New York to Copenhagen with oil; weather prevented boarding; a/c as reqt keeping in company

Steering to keep in company with USS “Llama”

Number on sick list: 7


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4 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -6.9

Keeping in company with SS “Llama” making mean Co. S75E 8.5 kts

2.35am: Sighted SS brg ENE steering Westd

3.10am: Sighted SS brg SSE

Keeping in company with SS “Llama” making mean Co. S75E 8.5 kts

6.45pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” NE

7.0pm: “Motagua” closed ordered her to escort “Llama” until able to board

9.40pm: Incd 13 kts, a/c as req.t to close found to be SS “Alf of Copenhagen”, unable to board, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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5 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -6.9

11.20am: Sighted land to South

1.45pm: Old Hill abeam 1.5’ co as reqt for West Loch Rag anchorage thro’ Wea Sound

2.10pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt to anchorage

4.0pm: HM trawlers “Drago” & “Washington” arrived and anchored

7.30pm: HM Trawler “Newhaven” arrived and anchored

9.40pm: Observed Lt flashing WbN

11.30pm: Observed Lt flashing NNE

Number on sick list: 5


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6 April 1915

West Loch Roag

Lat 58.3, Long -7.5

6.30pm: Weighed Starbd anchor

6.30pm: Proceeded as reqt thro’ Wea Sound 12 kts

11.30pm: Sighted SS West steering SSW


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7 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -6.6

2.0am: Sighted SS bearing NWbW steering SW

5.10am: a/c as reqt to close found to be SS “Leander” (Norwegian) from Savannah to Langore with oilcake

5.30am: Co. for keeping in company making mean co. EbS 8 kts

9.50am: Ordered SS “Leander” to steer for Fair Island and to call at Kirkwall

7.45pm: a/c SE ½ S to intercept found to be Swedish SS “Zamora” from New York to Stockholm with copper

8.0pm: Weather too rough to board

8.20pm: a/c and speed as reqt keeping in company with SS “Zamora”


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8 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -5.4

3.10am: Speed as reqt keeping in company with SS “Zarmora”

9.0am: Ordered SS “Zamora” to stop a/c as reqt to close

9.15am: Sent Mid Renfree RNR & 5 men to take SS “Zamora” to Kirkwall

10.30am: Commenced zigzag

12.15pm: a/c as reqt to close Norwegian SS “Lapland” from New York to Copenhagen with general cargo

12.50pm: Sent Mid Elliot & 5 men to take SS “Lapland” to Kirkwall

1.10pm: Hoisted boat proceeded as reqt to close Norwegian Barque “Sarrepeta” in ballast, allowed to proceed

2.35pm: Stopped boarded Danish barque “Hermod” from Monsdale to Isle of Wight, cargo timber allowed to proceed

4.0pm: a/c and speed as reqt to close Norwegian barque “Perfect” from Sandefjord to Halifax, in ballast, allowed her to proceed

8.45pm: a/c and speed as reqt to close Norwegian barque “Glance” from Savannah to Aarhus with oilcake; sent mid Wood & 5 hands to take her to Kirkwall or Lerwick


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9 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -10.1

1.50am: Sighted Myggenaes Lt N60E

2.50am: a/c as reqt to close British trawler “Princeps” GY 636

5.55am: a/c ENE to close Trawler H 193 “Imperial Queen”

8.50am: Passed Danish ketch “K Jockvim” close hauled on Starbd tack

11.38am: a/c South. Incd to 15 kts to close Trawler “Celtic”

4.50pm: a/c as reqt to close Grimsby Trawler “Electric” H 236

Number on sick list: 4


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10 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -9.6

12.50am: Sighted 3 lights ESE apparently trawlers

N° 10 W.T. door E deck found not properly closed

Number on sick list: 3


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11 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -9.0

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list 1


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12 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -5.4

6.40am: a/c ENE communicated by signal with British barque “Beeswing” in ballast, allowed her to proceed

10.0am: a/c as reqt to close Norwegian “F Heredia” from Bumtisland to Reykjavik, allowed her to proceed

1.10pm: Communicated by signal with Swedish SS "Baltic" with “Virginian’s” prize crew on board bound for Kirkwall

2.0pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” West

2.35pm: a/c N21E zigzag stationed “Cedric” 2’ WNW

4.0pm: Stopped “Cedric” sent boat for correspondence; 1 rating rejoined from hospital via “Cedric”

5.0pm: Proceeded N21E 13 kts zigzag “Cedric” in company

6.30pm: “Cedric” parted company to Northd

Number on sick list: 1


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13 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -4.3

3.35pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” S50W

HMS “Teutonic” closed

4.40pm: Mid Elliot & Renfree and prize crews rejoined from “Teutonic”

5.30pm: Proceeded N21E 13 kts zigzag; “Teutonic” parted company

Number on sick list: 2


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14 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -6.1

Sighted several small fishing crafts fishing to North of Faeroes

3.45pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella” NWbN

5.30pm: Sighted HMS “Mantua” NEbN

6.0pm: Ordered “Mantua” to close to signalling distance and exchanged signals with her

Number on sick list: 2


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15 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.3, Long -7.1

2.15am: Commenced zigzag Incd 13 kts

10.0pm: Steered steady course S80E reduced 11 kts

Number on sick list: 2


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16 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -7.1

4.43am: Sighted HMS “Mantua” WSW

Number on sick list: 4


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17 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -5.2

3.55am: Sighted HMS “Mantua” SbW

7.25am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” SE

9.35am: Sighted high land (North of Faeroes) S50W

3.25pm: Stopped boarded Russian barque “Vega” of Raumo from Trondheim to Liverpool with limber allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 4


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18 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -8.2

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” steering to intercept SS

5.50pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola”

7.10pm: Sighted SS Lts Westd “Changuinola” closed her to examine

7.50pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” SW

Number on sick list: 5


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19 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -9.0

3.45am: Commenced zigzag

6.0am: Steered steady course incd 15 kts

6.15am: Recommenced zigzag

7.0am: Reduced to 13 kts.

9.30am: a/c S52E zigzag

11.0am: Sighted SS br South

11.25am: a/c South spoke SS “Hammerahus” from Kirkwall to Glasgow with prize crew

4.0pm: a/c S10E zigzag

4.15pm: Sighted Skerryvore Lt Ho N80E estimated distance 8’

4.20pm: Lost sight of Skerryvore Lt Ho

6.40pm: Proceeded steady course S10E

7.30pm: Sighted Oversay Lt Ho N, Incd full speed

Number on sick list: 5


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20 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.30am: Sighted HM TBD “Dee”

“Dee” acting as escort

5.55am: Passed Barr Lt HMS “Dee” parted company

6.15am: Stopped, picked up pilot

7.35am: Stopped came to with Port anchor in 12 fms water veered to 60 fms cable

Hands preparing for docking and coaling and as reqt

2.30pm: Entered Sandon Basin & secured in same

4.0pm: Proceeded in charge of tugs and pilots to Canada N° 2 berth. While entering N° 2 branch, owing to strong wind and congested state of docks, ship was carried bodily against west corner of dock doing damage as follows:

Nos 8, 13, 14 coaling port dented; masonry on dock side slightly scored

5.0pm: Secured in Canada dock N° 2 berth alongside SS “Scout”

Mid Woods RNR and prize crew rejoined


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21 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.20am: Commenced coaling shore labour

8.0pm: 4 ratings joined from RNB Chatham

9.30pm: Ceased coaling for the night


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22 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

8.15am: 6 ratings joined from RNB Devonport

10.15am: Slight outbreak of fire in N° 2 hold, promptly extinguished without causing damage

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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23 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

4 marines RMLI joined from Depot

3 ratings joined from HMS “Vivid”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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24 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

3.30pm: Stopped coaling


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25 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Sent R.C. Church party to attend Service on board of HMS “Teutonic”

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board


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26 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

9.0pm: Finished coaling recd 4476 tons


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27 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands getting in provisions and cleaning ship

Recd 70 bags mails for conveyance to HMS “Cedric” & “Otway”

9.0pm: 2 prize crews joined for passage to HMS “Cedric”

11.0pm: Discharged 1 Lds Sigl to RNB Portsmouth


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28 April 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.25am: Cast off from Canada dock, proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to Sandon Basin

7.25am: Secured in Sandon Basin

3.45pm: Read warrants N° 31, 32, 33

8.33pm: Proceeded as reqt out of river

10.5pm: Stopped dropped pilot

10.30pm: Commenced zigzag


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29 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.6, Long -6.8

4.5am: Sighted HMS “Dove”. Stationed HMS “Dove” ahead to act as escort

8.0am: Sighted obstruction trawlers ahead, a/c Westward to clear same

Sighted signalled Armed Yacht “Clementine”

11.30am: Commenced zigzag 2 pts

12.30pm: HMS “Dove” parted company to Southd


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30 April 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.4, Long -12.3

6.0am: Sighted SS bg East steering SWd

2.10pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” E ½ S

2.45pm: a/c SSW “Cedric” in company

3.10pm: Sighted HMS “India” S50E

3.27pm: Stopped sent prize crews to “Cedric”

HMS “India” closed

4.20pm: HMS “India” sent boat for letters

5.15pm: Proceeded East zigzag 13 kts; “Cedric” in company; “India” parted company chasing sail to SEd

6.30pm: “Cedric” parted company to NE

Number on sick list: 6



LOGS FOR MAY 1915


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1 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -10.2

2.0pm: a/c as reqt to signal SS “F Heredia” from Blythe to Reykyavik (Norwegian) allowed to proceed

4.15pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” ENE

“Otway” closed

5.10pm: a/c as reqt stopped “Otway”, communicated by boat

5.30pm: Proceeded N63E 13 kts “Otway” in company

Sighted HMS “Digby” NEbE; HMS “Digby” closed, took station 1 mile NNW

6.20pm: HMS “Otway” parted company to SEd to examine trawler

10.0pm: HMS “Digby” parted company


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2 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -4.4

3.10am: Sighted high land Myling H.d S32W

7.0pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Judolph” from Middlesboro to Ösfjord with salt, allowed to proceed


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3 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.0, Long -12.2

3.45am: Sighted SS bg North

4.30am: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Borden” from Narvik to Philadelphia with magnetic ore, allowed to proceed

1.0pm: Paid monthly money to ship’s company, issued tobacco & soap

3.20pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NWbW

3.40pm: a/c SE zigzag, “Hildebrand” in company

6.0pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Hildebrand”

6.30pm: Proceeded SE 13 kts, steady course, “Hildebrand” in company

7.30pm: “Hildebrand” parted company to SWestd


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4 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -5.6

4.10am: Sighted small SS brg South steering NW

9.13m: Observed fisherman’s float stopped picked up same

9.30am: As reqt picking up large waterlogged spar

5.55pm: Boarded Norwegian whaler “Bos” from Sandefjord to Greenland, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 9


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5 May 1915

Busta Voe

2.30am: Sighted land SE

4.18am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 19 fms water veered to 75 fms; found here two armed trawlers

7.30am: SND Lewick visited Rear Admiral

5.0pm: Arrived and anchored HM Armed boarding vessel “Duke of Cornwall”

5.30pm: One Sub Lieut & ratings joined for passage to HMS “Virginian”; one Sub Lieut & ratings for passage to HMS “Patia” (prize crews)

8.15pm: Arrived two armed trawlers

8.30pm: Trawlers sailed to patrol entrance to harbour

9.35pm: Sailed HMS ABV “Duke of Cornwall”

Number on sick list: 9


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6 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -1.9

8.50am: Hoisted boats and prepared for sea

9.15am: Weighed proceeded as reqt out of harbour 15 kts

2.55pm: Sighted Oil tank steamer S3E

3.40pm: Stopped boarded SS “Petrolic” from Philadelphia to Copenhagen with oil

4.10pm: Sent Mid Lermont and prize crew to take SS “Petrolic” to Kirkwall

7.10pm: Reduced to 13 kts entered fog bank

10.30pm: Reduced to 11 kts steered steady course owing to fog

Number on sick list: 8


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7 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -6.9

12.30am: Incd 13kts commenced zigzag 2 ½ pts

4.0am: Sighted schooner SSW

4.30am: Sighted sail brg South

5.15am: Steamed steady course N24W

5.45am: a/c N70W

5.57am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Marie” from Burntisland to Reykjavik with coal, allowed to proceed

7.15am: Sighted apparently HMS “Ambrose” steering Eastward

9.0am: Sighted SS.N40W

9.45am: Exr.d G.Q.s a/c as reqd carrying out rate of change exercise and to close SS

10.0am: Secured G.Q.s

10.10am: Stopped boarded Danish whaler “Suderö” whaling, allowed to proceed

10.55am: Passed Norwegian SS “Otterstad” bound for Kirkwall with prize crew

11.5am: Sighted HMS “Patia”

11.10am: a/c N80W stationed “Patia” 1 mile South

11.30am: Commenced zigzag

11.45am: Turned 32 pts “Patia” picking up fishing buoy

12.45am: Passed Danish whaler “Norddeble”

12.40pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” N ½ W

1.20pm: a/c N80W “Patia” & “Virginian” in company

1.35pm: a/c as reqd communicating with “Patia” by boat, discharged “Patia’s” prize crew

2.0pm: Proceeded N35W 13 kts “Virginian” in company. “Patia” parted company to Southd

3.20pm: Sighted SS SWbS a/c N62W

3.50pm: SS proved to be HMS “Orion” steering Eastd

4.0pm: a/c S28W Incd 15 knots communicating by signal with HMS “Orion”

4.55pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary”

5.33pm: Stopped & proceeded as reqd communicating by boat with “Virginian” discharged “Virginian’s” prize crew, HMS “Hilary” closed

5.45pm: Proceeded S52W 13 kts HMS “Hilary” in company

6.10pm: Sighted HMS “Patuca” SSW, “Patuca” closed

7.5pm: a/c NNE, “Hilary” & “Patuca” in company

8.0pm: Commenced zigzag

9.0pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patuca” & “Hilary”

9.20pm: Proceeded N8W 13 kts zigzag HMS “Patuca” & “Hilary” parted company


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8 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -9.6

Sighted Land (Faeroe Ids) East & HMS “Teutonic” EbS

8.35am: a/c South to close HMS “Teutonic”

9.0am: a/c N zigzag HMS “Teutonic” in company

10.30am: a/c as reqt communicating by boat with “Teutonic”

11.7am: Proceeded N6W zigzag “Teutonic” parted company

2.45pm: Sighted sail brg NW

3.20pm: Sighted HMS “Digby” NNE

3.45pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NW

4.10pm: a/c N30W “Digby” in company

4.30pm: HMS “Hildebrand” closed

5.5pm: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Digby”; “Digby” and “Hildebrand” communicated by boat

6.30pm: Proceeded S83E 13 kts zigzag; “Hildebrand” parted company to NW, “Digby” parted company to Southd


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9 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.8, Long -5.5

8.0am: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Kronprinzessin Victoria” from Christiania to Santos. Sent Mid Ward RNR and armed guard to take her to Stornoway


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10 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 65.9, Long -11.0

3.50pm: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” NNW

4.15pm: “Alcantara” closed took station S60W 1’ Sighted land WNW

6.0pm: Sighted high land to Southd of Cape Langanaes

11.40pm: Sighted drift ice to Westd a/c West


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11 May 1915

At Sea, cruising North and East of Iceland & between Iceland & Faeroe Islands

Lat 65.35, Long -13.13

12.5am: Sighted field ice about 2’ to West extending NbW and SbE as far as could be seen. “Alcantara” parted company examining ice to Northd

6.45am: Langanaes Lt ho S37W 14’

8.55pm: Sighted trawler SbE

9.30pm: Passed Stm trawler “St Denis” H 223 steering Northd

9.50pm: Sighted trawler West


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12 May 1915

At Sea, cruising North of Faeroe Islands

Lat 63.2, Long -9.6

4.0am: Sighted trawler West steering ESE

8.20am: Sighted smoke NE

10.0am: Smoke proved to be trawler

Frequent snow squalls throughout watch


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13 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -7.0

9.30am: Divisions read prayers. Guns crews at divisional drill, remd hands at rifle exercise & as reqt

Hands employed oiling wire hawsers, refitting and as reqt

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant N° 36


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14 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -10.4

Heavy snow squalls during watch

10.15am: Stm trawler “Ontario” GY 213 passed steering SE

3.45pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” SbW

4.15pm: a/c West with “Hildebrand” in company

4.35pm: Stopped, Mids RNR Ward & Lermont & prize crews rejoined from “Hildebrand”; Sub Lieut [ed. note: blank space] and prize crew joined for passage to “Alcantara”

5.0pm: Proceeded NW 13 kts “Hildebrand” in company

6.0pm: “Hildebrand” parted company to NW


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15 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -11.6

7.40am: Sighted fishing buoy a/c as reqt to close

7.45am: Stopped, lowered sea boat and picked up same

Sighted a number of trawlers on passage from & to Iceland


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16 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -11.7

10.40am: Held Divine Service on board

4.50pm: Sighted sailing trawler SSE steering SEd

10.0pm: Stm trawler passed steering SEd


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17 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -11.6

8.20am: a/c SW ½ S to examine smoke found to be from trawler

9.45pm: a/c as reqt to close and examine fishing buoy


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18 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -13.3

1.0am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NE steering SEd

7.0am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” S50E

8.30am: Proceeded as reqt to examine object floating in the water proved to be empty basket


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19 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -11.6

11.20am: Sighted schooner WbS ½ S

Schooner proved to be Danish “Lawrits” bound for Reykjavik, already examined by “Teutonic”, allowed to proceed


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20 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -11.5

2.40am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NbW steering to SWestd

Hands employed refitting and as reqt


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21 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -10.5

12.25pm: Closed sailing trawler (Danish) T.G.313 “T.H. Charlton”

2.35pm: Thick fog reduced to 7 kts

5.55pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” NE steering Wd

6.5pm: Stopped HMS “Otway” closed, communicated by boat with “Otway”

Sub Lieut Monk RNR joined from “Otway”

7.30pm: Parted company


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22 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.33, Long -7.10

6.20am: Fog lifted considerably

7.0am: Fog closed down sighted trawler ENE

2.0pm: Fog lifted considerably, incd 13 kts commenced zigzag

3.15pm: Fog shut down

Number on sick list: 7


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23 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -3.4

2.30am: Fog cleared considerably

3.30am: Fog set in thick

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Sounding every hour without finding bottom

Number on sick list: 6


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24 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -10.4

12.45pm: Weather cleared, sighted Stm Trawler NW & sailing ditto N50W

1.30pm: Sighted trawler West

2.25pm: Stopped boarded trawler (stm) “Cormet” of Milford M46 allowed her to proceed

4.5pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” brg South steering Nwds

6.15pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” brg SE steering Northds

Lat. by X mer Alt Arcturus 61°50N

Number on sick list: 7


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25 May 1915

[ed. note: crossed page]


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25 May 1915

At Sea, cruising South of the Faeroe Islands

Lat 60.1, Long -9.5

7.0am: Sighted HMS “Orotava”

9.45am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” N30E

10.30am: Sighted HMS “Digby”

10.50am: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Cedric” and “Digby”

1.20pm: “Cedric” and “Digby” parted company

1.30pm: Sighted Topsail schooner SEbE

2.45pm: Stopped boarded schooner “Alma” bound to St Nazaire, allowed to proceed

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SSW

4.5pm: “Teutonic” closed took station 1’ on port beam

4.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”

5.0pm: “Teutonic” parted company

6.30pm: Sighted SS brg NbE found to be Norwegian SS “Pythia” with “Oropesa’s” armed guard

9.0pm: a/c as reqt to close Danish barque “Nordlyset” found to have been boarded


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26 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -10.5

10.0am: a/c N80E to close SS brg NE

10.10am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” brg EbN closing SS

11.20am:Sighted HMS “Otway” NNE

Sighted Land (East coast of Iceland) bg NW

Number on sick list: 8


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27 May 1915

At Sea, cruising to East coast of Iceland

Lat 66.2, Long -13.5

East coast of Iceland in sight throughout watch on port beam dist. about 40 miles

10.30am: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” West

10.45am: Stopped, sent Sub Lieut Price and armed guard to rejoin HMS “Alcantara”

11.15am: Proceeded S13E 10 kts “Alcantara” in company

12.15pm: HMS “Alcantara” parted company to Southd


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28 May 1915

At Sea, cruising North to off the Faeroe Islands

12.25pm: Sighted HMS “India” NEbE a/c N60E to close

1.0pm: “India” took station E 1’

1.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “India”

1.50pm: Sighted SS brg WNW

2.0pm: “India” parted company to examine

Number on sick list: 6


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29 May 1915

At Sea,

Lat 59.1, Long -9.6

2.0am: Sighted sail EbN a/c NE

2.45am: Closed sail found to be Danish schooner “Dagmar” already examined

10.50am: Sighted HMS “Hilary” examining Norwegian barque “Lysglimit”

11.30am: Barque “Lysglimit” passed steering SE with “Hilary’s” armed guard

12.30pm: Paid monthly money to ships company, issued soap & tobacco

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Patia” NNW


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30 May 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.0, Long -9.5

12.0pm: Incd 18 kts closed up special submarine look outs

2.0pm: Sighted Barra Hd ENE

3.45pm: Sighted Skerryvore Lt Ho S50E

6.13pm: Dubh Artach Lt Ho S80E

9.0pm: Oversay Lt Ho N35E

9.55am: Mull of Cantyre Lt S30E

10.42pm: Mull of Cantyre Lt abm 1’

Number on sick list: 7


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31 May 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.25am: Black Hd Lt bore West 11m

1.30am: Skulmartin bore West 7.5m

2.0am: South Rock West 7’

3.30am: Chickens Rock Lt S69E 8’

4.0am: a/c S51E 2pt zigzag; sighted HMS “Andes” Northward

6.15am: HMTBD “Dove” closed took station ahead 1’

6.30am: Observed RMS “Tuscania” bearing South 6’ apparently taking no precaution against submarine attack

7.30am: Sighted Bar Lt V S60E

8.15am: a/c as reqt for Mersey River, “Dove” parted company

8.46am: Formby Lt abeam

9.30am: Pilot on bard

1.10pm: Secured alongside in Alfred Dock. While securing bow hawser parted & ship drifted against SS “Albertville” doing slight damage to awning stanchion & berthing rails

9.0pm: Revd C. Ross joined ship

10.40pm: Ship surged tearing out one bollard at WNW end of dock swinging apparently caused by displacement of water due to a vessel entering dock

Number on sick list: 6



LOGS FOR JUNE 1915


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1 June 1915

Liverpool (Birkenhead)

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Lieut. Oram RNR left ship discharged to “Victory”

9.0am: Commenced coaling shore labour

12.30pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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2 June 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Recommenced coaling shore labour

Hands provisioning ship and as reqt

8.50pm: Stopped coaling


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3 June 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands provisioning and painting ship and as reqt

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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4 June 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

10.20am: Sub Lieut (Temp) Jones RNR & Midmn Peck & Bomphrey joined ship

Mr. Brown chief gunner joined ship

10.30pm: 6 ratings joined from marine barracks

Mr Brown chief gunner joined ship

Number on sick list: 1


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5 June 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

2.40pm: Stopped coaling

5 ratings joined from RNB Devonport

Number on sick list: 1


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6 June 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: 2 ratings joined from RNB Devonport

9.30am: Landed R.C. Church party

10.0am: Held Divine Service on board

Number on sick list: 1


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7 June 1915

Birkenhead

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged 1 rating to RNB Devonport & Mr Miller gunner RN discharged to Devonport barracks


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8 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.40am: Hands preparing for shifting berth

6.0am: Cast off

6.50am: Proceeded out of dock in charge of tugs & pilot

7.15am: Proceeded as reqt for Sandon Basin ½ tide

8.20am: Secured in Sandon dock

2.0pm: Recommenced coaling (shore labour)

Read warrants Nos 38, 39

Discharged 1 rating to RNB

9.30pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 3


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9 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

Read warrant N° 37 & discharged 1 rating to “Alcantara” for passage to detention quarters

2.30pm: 3 rating joined ship for passage to “Cedric” & “Otway”

Number on sick list: 3


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10 June 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.25am: Finished coaling, received 5190.35 tons

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to RNM Portsmouth

10.30am: Lieut Wolfe-Murray RNVR joined ship

4.0pm: 1 rating

7.0pm: Cast off proceeded with aid of tugs & pilot into Sandon Basin

8.0pm: Secured alongside HMS “Coronia”

9.30pm: Proceeded Co. & speed as reqt down river

10.46pm: Stopped, dropped Pilot

11.0pm: Shaped Co N51W 18 kts HMTBD “Dee” in company

Number on sick list: 4


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11 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.8, Long -7.0

Sighted HMS “Black Prince” to Southd two destroyers in company

5.45am: Sighted Mew Id Lt N65W

7.40am: a/c NW to avoid observation nets

8.15am: Sighted Tor Pt. N29W a/c N23W

10.0am: a/c 16 pts to examine buoy found to be fisherman’s float

1.12pm Sighted Skerryvore Lt Ho N40E

2.0pm: a/c N34W detached HMS “Dee”. Sighted HMS “Oropesa” Northd steering Westd

2.55pm: Sighted HMS “Ebro” steering Eastd

4.0pm: Barra Hd bore N47W

8.30pm: a/c as reqt to close Danish SS “Arabian” from Vladivostok to Copenhagen calling at Kirkwall

8.35pm: Stopped boarded SS, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 4


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12 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.2, Long -10.2

6.20pm: Sighted “Cedric” West

“Cedric” closed

6.45pm: Communicated by boat with “Cedric”, discharged 4 ratings to “Cedric” 1 for passage to “Teutonic”

11.0pm: a/c N22E sighted HMS “Changuinola” EbS

Number on sick list: 6


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13 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -11.5

9.30am: Circled and sank fishing buoy by rifle fire

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Otway” to NEd

10.30am: a/c N56E “Otway” closed

10.45am: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Otway”

12.40pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary” N20E

12.42pm: Stopped boarded Auxily SS “Bos” Norwegian whaler, allowed her to proceed

8.20pm: Circled and sank fishing buoy by rifle fire

Number on sick list: 4


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14 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -10.6

Observed HMS “Orcoma” SW

4.30pm: a/c S20E zigzag “Orcoma” parted company to Northd

11.5pm: Sighted SS N30E

11.40pm: SS found to be USA SS “Seaconnet” already examined

Number on sick list: 5


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15 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -9.6

9.30am: a/c to close HMS “Motagua”

Exd G.Q.s “Motagua” took station ENE 1 mile

11.15am: “Motagua” parted company to Northd

2.40pm: Stopped boarded French topsail schooner “Bretonne” for Bordeaux with fish, allowed to proceed. Norwegian whaler “Bos” already examined and several trawlers also sighted during watch

Number on sick list: 4


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16 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -10.5

8.45am: Stopped boarded British SS “Erlsburgh” from Barry to Archangel with coal and torpedoes

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers; allowed SS to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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17 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -5.2

4.20am: Trawler H36 “Aqua Marne” passed steering Northward

8.10am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Drammensfjord” from Christiania to Baltimore, in ballast, allowed to proceed

8.0pm: Stopped boarded Danish whaler “Salphyde” whaling, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 8


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18 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -4.2

9.30am: Stopped barded Norwegian SS “Alf” from Haugesund to Iceland allowed her to proceed

10.30am: Proceed S20W zigzag

10.30pm: Boarded Danish SS “Tula” from Tarragona via Falmouth to Copenhagen, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 9


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19 June 1915

Busta Voe

12.2am: Sighted Ronas Hill ESE

12.50am: Sighted Foula Id SbW

1.20am: Ve Skerries SbW 2’ a/c S48E

2.10am: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, reduced to 12 kts

2.40am: Came to with port anchor in 16 fms veered to 90 fms

9.15am: Rear Admiral Faulkner came on board

9.30am: Exd abandon ship all boats away under oars and sail

Two trawlers patrolling entrance to harbour

Number on sick list: 9


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20 June 1915

Busta Voe

1.40pm: Arrived & anchored HMS “Sesame”

2.20pm: Lieut. Owen RNR & armed guard from “Hildebrand” joined for passage

5.10pm: Sailed HMS “Caesar”

6.0pm: Hands hoisting boats, securing boats outboard & preparing for sea

9.13pm: Proceeded 15 kts out of harbour

9.35pm: Muckle Roe Lt Ho abeam

9.50pm: Passed two trawlers patrolling off entrance detached same

10.0pm: Commenced 2 pt. zigzag every 15 mins

10.30pm: Esha Ness Skerry S70E

10.30pm: Papa Stour South

Number on sick list: 10


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21 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -4.8

12.0am: Reduced to 15 kts

12.5am: Reduced to 13 kts commenced 2 ½ pt zigzag every 15’

5.30am: Sighted sail North

6.50am: a/c as reqt to close sail

7.0am: Boarded Norwegian Barque “Bessfield” from Lara Pt to Bergen with wheat. Sent Act Sub Lieut. Wood & armed guard to take her to Keswick or Kirkwall

8.30am: Commenced zigzag

11.15am: Sighted numerous trawlers fishing off Faeroe Ids

1.10pm: Sighted Fuglö Id N52W

3.30pm: Fuglö Id bore N80W

Number on sick list: 10


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22 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -4.7

9.30am: Stopped, dropped target

9.45am: Ex.d G. Q.s Proceeded as reqt carrying out 1” aiming rifle from 6” and practice firing from 6 pdr

11.30am: Stopped, picked up target

5.30pm: Sighted Videro (Faeroe Ids) S66W

8.55pm: Videro bore S46W 37’


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23 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -5.6

6.0am: Boarded Norwegian SS “Roald Jarl” from Bordeaux to Archangel, allowed her to proceed

3.30pm: Sighted sail

3.40pm: a/c N67EW to close proved to be fishing vessel


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24 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -6.8

7.25am: Stopped boarded Danish barquentine “Felix” from Bergen to Iceland with salt, allowed to proceed

6.15pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” SSW

6.55pm: a/c S67E “Andes” in company 1’ SSW

9.0pm: Stopped, discharged Lieut Owen & “Hildebrand’s” prize crew to “Andes” for passage to “Hildebrand”

9.30pm: Proceeded S67E 13 kts zigzag “Andes” parted company to Westd


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25 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -6.0

9.5am: Sighted SS bg NE

10.0am: Boarded British SS “Luga” from Archangel to Belfast with flax

4.15pm: Boarded Norwegian auxly “Bos” whaling, allowed her to proceed


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26 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -10.6

1.30am: Sighted Faeroe Ids to Sd

7.45am: Sighted sail WSW

8.40am: Sighted HMS “Otway” bg West

9.10am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Emanuel” allowed her to proceed; HMS “Otway” closed, communicated with her by boat

10.20am: Proceeded N60W 13 kts “Otway” in company

11.5am: Sighted motor vessel North

11.18am: a/c NEbE found to be the Swedish “San Francisco” with armed guard on board

5.15pm: Boarded Danish auxly motor schooner “Asla” from Iceland to Queensferry in ballast, allowed her to proceed

9.16pm: Stopped boarded Dutch trawlers “Ocean I” & “Ocean III” from Ymuiden to fishing grounds, allowed to proceed


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27 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -4.2

7.40am: Sighted sail SSE

11.35am: Sighted sail EbS

12.40pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian brigantine “Maagen” from Norway to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

7.30pm: Sighted sail S76E a/c S82E

8.0pm: a/c N30W reduced to slow keeping in company with SS

8.20pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Egil” from Norway to Iceland, allowed her to proceed


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28 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -3.3

1.50pm: Communicated by signal with Norwegian SS “Rolf”

3.0pm: Stopped boarded Russian SS “Katia” allowed her to proceed

4.27pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” ESE

4.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”

5.30pm: Proceeded 13 kts “Teutonic” in company

7.0pm: “Teutonic” parted company Westward


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29 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -3.8

8.43am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma”

9.30am: Ex.d G.Q.s carried out battle exercise on “Orcoma”

9.45am: a/c East secured for G Q.s “Orcoma” in company

11.15am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”

11.30am: Proceeded East 13 kts zigzag “Orcoma” in company

12.40pm: HMS “Orcoma” parted company to Eastd


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30 June 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -4.0

4.12am: a/c S72E to close Norwegian whaler “Flid”, whaling

Hands employed guns crews at divisional drill, remd cleaning & painting ship between decks

3.40pm: Sighted SS bg E.N.E a\c ENE

5.0pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian fishing vessel “Vigra” from Iceland to Aalesund allowed her to proceed



LOGS FOR JULY 1915


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Note: The mean course is entered in Standard Compass Course Column and the total distance run in the Distance Run column. Unless otherwise stated the zigzag referred to is 2 ½ points, each side of mean course altering every 15 minutes. The 3 leg zigzag is carried out as per diagram [ed. note: drawing of 1 hour zigzagging diagram]


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1 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.8, Long -1.4

8.30am: Sighted HMS “India” NbE

9.30am: a/c S68W “India” in company

9.40am: Stopped boarded Norwegian fishing vessel “Njord” from Iceland to Aalesund, allowed her to proceed; communicated by boat with “India”

11.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “India”

12.12pm: “India” parted company to Eastd

8.30pm: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” West

9.7pm: “Alcantara” in company

10.0pm: “Alcantara” parted company to Northd


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2 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.0, Long -10.8

1.0pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” WNW

1.30pm: Proceeded 13 kts zigzag “Virginian” in company

2.10pm: a/c as reqt communicated by boat with “Virginian”

Sub Lieut Wood and prize crew (armed guard) rejoined

2.40pm: Proceeded S57E 13 kts zigzag “Virginian” in company

3.0pm: “Virginian” parted company to Southd

10.10pm: Heard stranger calling by W/T


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3 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -4.0

4.30am: Sighted 3 masted schooner South

5.20am: Sighted Norwegian whaler hove to

8.50am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Stralsund” from Iceland to Aalesund, allowed to proceed

11.55am: Heard SS “Swien” on Starbd bow, stopped

12.15pm: Stopped observed SS “Stralsund” on Starbd Quarter; proceeded full speed

12.28pm: Stopped “Stralsund” passed closed under the stern


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4 July 1915

At Sea, cruising North of Faeroe Islands

Lat 63.2, Long -3.5

7.45am: Fog closed down reduced to 10 kts steady course

12.30pm: Fog lifted considerably increased 13 kts commenced zigzag

4.30pm: Reset patent log streamed new rotator

11.30pm: Fog shut down reduced to 10 kts steady course


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5 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.8, Long -8.9

9.20am: Divisions read prayers. Hands employed refitting derrick gear and as reqt


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6 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -13.5

1.25am: Heard siren on port beam commenced sounding fog signal

1.30am: Vessel apparently passed astern, stopped sounding fog signal

3.0am: Heard siren on Port side sounded fog signal, stopped

3.10am: Proceeded S67W 6 kts, fog signal stopped

8.30am: Fog lifted considerably

12.5pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” bg South

12.45pm: Stationed HMS “Andes” 8 miles South

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” SSE

2.35pm: Stopped communicated by signal with “Cedric”; “Andes” closed to 2 miles

3.20pm: Proceeded S15E 13 kts “Cedric” in company; “Andes” parted company to Northd

4.40pm: HMS “Cedric” parted company to Eastd

5.0pm: Commenced zigzag


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7 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.8, Long -12.0

10.10am: Sighted sail NE steered steady course incd to 15 kts

11.20am: a/c as reqt closing sail found to be French barque “General de Sonis” already examined

12.35pm: Stopped boarded Swedish barque “Horam” from Leith to Bathurst, allowed her to proceed


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8 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.3, Long -8.0

12.0am: a/c S50E

6.15am:Sighted SS ENE

7.0am: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Ligna” allowed to proceed

8.0am: Sighted SS bg SEbS

9.0am: Commenced 3 leg zigzag

10.30am: a/c S70E zigzag (3 leg)

11.50am: Sighted Barra Hd N44E

12.0pm: a/c East lncd 18 kts

1.0pm: Skerryvore bore S50E

2.0pm: Skerryvore Lt Ho S72E

3.0pm: a/c S60E 3 leg zigzag

4.0pm: Dubh Artach N50E

1.30pm: Oversay S11E

5.30pm: Oversay Lt Ho S54E 16 miles

9.30pm: Inishtrahull Lt Ho S65W

6.30pm: Inishowen Lt Ho S5W

8.0pm: a/c as reqt for Rathlin Id Sound

8.45pm: Rue Pt abeam 8 cables

9.10pm: Tor Pt abeam 1.5' passed HMS “Tara” and trawler patrol


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9 July 1915

From Patrol to Liverpool

4.20am: HMTBD “Dee” took station as escort

7.0am: “Dee” parted company

7.15am: Stopped picked up Pilot

8.50am: Proceeded as reqt in charge of tugs & pilot into Sandon basin

10.10am: Cast off, proceeded as reqt to Canada Graving Dock

11.0am: In Canada Graving Dock, commenced pumping out Dock

Hands employed as reqt docking ship

Cleaning & recoating ship’s bottom with antifouling paint being carried out by shore labour Messrs

10.0pm: Discharged two ratings to hospital


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10 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed painting ship & as reqt

10.0am: Sent escort for one prisoner from HMS “Eagle”


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11 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.20am: Landed Roman Catholic church parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board


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12 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning & painting ship & as reqt

Men from Messrs carrying out repairs to rudder & painting ship’s bottom


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13 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: Commenced to flood dock

5.30am: Hands preparing to shift berth

6.20am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs to Canada N° 2 berth

7.20am: Secured alongside in Canada Dk

9.0am: Hands getting in stores and provisions as reqt

1.45pm: Commenced coaling (shore labour)

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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14 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.20am: Recommenced coaling

9.0am: Hands employed dismounting 6 inch gun for examination as reqt

Hands employed dismounting X I 6 inch gun & as reqt

Read warrant N° 42

9.30pm: Stopped coaling

9.45pm: Discharged 1 rating to Detention barracks


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15 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands provisioning ship, dismounting Y I 6 in gun & as reqt

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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16 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

8.45am: Hands provisioning ship, dismounting 6 inch gun & as reqt

Read warrant N° 43

Hands getting in ammunition

9.15pm: Stopped coaling


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17 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

3.40pm: Finished coaling, recd 3970 tons

7.50pm: 14 ratings joined for disposal from RNB Dnport


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18 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Landed RC Church parties

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board, party from HMS “Virginian” attended

5.0pm: Discharged 8 boys (WT) to HMS “Eagle” & 1 to “Virginian”


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19 July 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.7, Long -4.1

7.0am: Hands preparing for sea and as reqt

Midshipmen Scrimgeour, Cobb, Johnson, Henderson, Tottenham, Richardson and Hutchison left ship discharged to HMS “Invincible”

Hands employed provisioning ship and as reqt

12.20pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

1.0pm: Slipped proceeded in charge of pilot & 4 tugs to Sandon basin

2.10pm: Secured in Sandon basin

3.15pm: Slipped proceeded as reqt out of Sandon basin

3.30pm: Entered river

4.0pm: Came to with port anchor in 13 fhms secured to 45 fhms

4.20pm: Shortened in

4.25pm: Weighed anchor

4.50pm: Proceeded down river 12 kts

5.0pm: Rock Lt abeam

5.35pm: Stopped dropped pilot

5.45pm: Formby Lt V abeam Incd 15 kts

6.0pm: Bar Lt V abeam. Inc.d 18 kts. Shaped Co N54W 3 leg zigzag

6.30pm: HMTBD “Dove” in company as escort

6.50pm: “Dove” parted company

8.35pm: Sighted land NNW

9.0pm: Sighted Chickens Rk Lt N20W

10.0pm: a\c N14W 3 leg zigzag

11.20pm: Sighted South Rk Lt V N26W


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20 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -7.8

12.40am: Mull of Galloway bore S85E

Communicated visually with HMS “Tara”

4.30am: Commenced 3 leg zigzag

Hands turning in & securing boats

12.5pm: Sighted SS bg SW steering NE

Number on sick list: 5


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21 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -11.8

1.20pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” N22W

1.50pm: a/c N23E “Otway” in company

2.35pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

3.15pm: Stopped turned ship as reqt experimenting with WT Direction Finder with “Otway”

5.0pm: Read Warrant N° 44; “Otway” parted company

6.30pm: Proceeded N23E SS found to be Danish “California” with armed guard on board

9.0pm: Sighted “Victorian” SSW communicated with her by signal

10.0pm: Sighted object in water on Port quarter turned ship & sank same, found to be bucket, by rifle fire

Number on sick list: 5


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22 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -10.1

Sighted 3 trawlers one close to GY 279

3.50pm: Sighted fisherman’s float on Stabd bow turned 16 pts and sank same by rifle fire

8.35pm: Sighted sail ESE

9.10pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian fishing craft “Swalow” bound for Iceland, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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23 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.3, Long -5.8

9.10am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” SWbW

9.30am: Exd G Q.s a/c as reqt carrying out rate of change exercise with “Cedric”

10.0am: a/c N22W “Cedric” in company

10.20am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Cedric”

12.30pm: “Cedric” parted company to SW

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” N

1.40pm: “Alcantara” boarded Swedish SS “William”

2.40pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt taking observations with W/T Direction Finder

3.15pm: Completed observations proceeded N71W to close “Alcantara”

4.17pm: a/c SW “Alcantara” in company

4.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Alcantara”

5.10pm: Sighted SS bg SbE

5.20pm: a/c S50E “Alcantara” parted company to Westd

6.0pm: SS found to have been already examined SS “Meriddio”

9.35pm: Sighted Fuglö Id S40W


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24 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -6.1

4.0am: a/c S70W to intercept SS

4.20am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Gudrun” from Iceland to Aberdeen allowed to proceed

12.0pm: Sighted land (N of Faeroes) SW


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25 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -8.7

3.30am: Sighted Sail bg North

6.55am: Sighted sail bg West

8.12am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “H. C. Jansen” from Dysart to Iceland allowed her to proceed

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board


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26 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -11.8

1.50pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” SSW

2.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian” 1 rating rejoined

2.45pm: Proceeded North 13 kts zigzag “Virginian” in company

3.40pm: “Virginian” parted company to Northd

3.55pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NbE

9.0pm: Sighed two trawlers EbN

9.0pm: a/c NE trawler found to be H 210

11.30pm: Sighted partly submerged object on Starbd beam

11.35pm: a/c as reqt to close & examine same found to be dead whale


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27 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -6.5

11.0am: Incd 13 kts zigzag. Sounded every 15 minutes 10 o’clock without obtaining bottom

4.0pm: Quarters turned out all boats

Passed two trawlers (sailing) with light buoys attached


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28 July 1915

At Sea

3.25am: Stopped hailed Auxly Patrol Trawler

2.10pm: Proceeded 12 kts as reqt for Swarbacks Minn

Found here colliers and auxly patrol vessels & store ships

8.24am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived and anchored

9.15am: Prize crews from “Victorian” (2) and “Andes” joined for passage; Lt Woodrook RNR and Sub Lieuts Honeyman & McFarland in charge

10.0am: Sailed HMS “Duck of Cornwall”


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29 July 1915

Busta Voe Swarbacks Minn

4.45pm: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” arrived and anchored

7.0am: Arrived and anchored HMS “The Ramsey”

11.0am: Sailed HMS “Ramsey”

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrants 45 & 46

5.0pm: Sailed HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

9.0pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour 12 kts


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30 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -4.5

10.15am: Secured hands at divisional drill, refitting & cleaning ship

5.40pm: Sighted North of Faeroes (indistinctly) S30W


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31 July 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -13.4

Dutch trawler passed steering SEd

11.0am: Sighted HMS “Andes” NEbN

12.10pm: Stopped & discharged Lieut McFarland & armed guard to “Andes”

12.30pm: Proceeded South zigzag 13 kts, “Andes” parted company to Northward

9.30pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian” SbW

10.30pm: Stopped discharged Lieut Woodruff RNR and Sub Lieut Honeyman RNR & 2 armed guards to “Victorian”

10.55pm: Proceeded South 13 kts zigzag “Victorian” parted company to Northward



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1915


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[Note: When Zigzagging. The mean course logged in the Standard Compass Course Column and the total distance run in the Distance Run column. It is estimated that the total distance made good along the mean course is from 1.5 to 2 knots less than the distance run.

Unless otherwise stated the term zigzag after a course entry indicated that courses are steered 3 points on either side of mean course altering every 15 minutes.

The 3 legged zigzag is carried out as per diagram [ed. note: drawing of 1 hour zigzagging diagram] the initial alteration being the N° of points named.


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1 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -13.8

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board

11.30am: Sighted SS bg S63W steering Eastd a/c S21W

12.12pm: Stopped sent Lieut. Schlosser RNR, Sub Lieut (act) Elliot RNR and 9 ratings as armed guard to take Norwegian SS “Bergensfjord” to Kirkwall. Captain of “Bergensfjord” sent written protest against being sent in


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2 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -12.7

4.50am: Sighted SS bg NW

SS proved to be HMS “Victorian”

1.15pm: Sighted SS bg SSE

2.0pm: Found to be Russian SS “Eritrea” already examined

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Digby” ahead

2.35pm: a/c NW “Digby” in company

3.10pm: a/c South “Digby” parted company to Northd


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3 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -12.6

9.40am: Exd G. Q.s and carried out practice ½ charges from 6 inch 4 pds per gun and 6 pdrs 6 rounds per gun

11.10am: Stopped picked up target

2.20pm: Sighted SS bg SxW ½ W

2.40pm: Found to be trawler


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4 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -11.9

2.0am: a\c North. zigzag

7.0am: a\c South zigzag

9.30am: Divisions read prayers

10.0am: Exd mariners at rifle drill remd hands at divisional drill & as reqt

12.0pm: a\c S25W

12.55pm: Incd to 15 kts

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” S73W

3.10pm: a\c West

3.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”

3.50pm: Proceeded NW 13 kts

4.0pm: Sighted “Patia” NW

4.9pm: “Orcoma” parted company to Eastd

4.10pm: Sighted HMS “Ambrose” SW

4.37pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”

5.30pm: Proceeded North 13 kts zigzag “Patia” in company

5.40pm: “Patia” parted company to WNW to examine sail

10.0pm: a\c West zigzag

10.20pm: Sighted SS bg SSW

10.25pm: a\c as reqt to close

11.5pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Strathdee” from Barry to Arkangel allowed to proceed

12.0pm: Proceeded West 10 kts


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5 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -13.2

3.10am: Thick fog eased to 10 kts steady course

7.35am: Sighted SS bg SbW a/c as reqt to close

8.0am: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Ulla” from Hull to Iceland, allowed to proceed

8.30am: Proceeded South 13 kts zigzag

8.0pm: a/c North zigzag


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6 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -13.0

2.0am: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Hans Egede” bound for Greenland allowed to proceed

10.0am: Proceeded slow as reqt trying to locate HMS “Andes” by Direction Finder W/T

1.50pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” NEbE

2.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Andes”

2.30pm: HMS “Digby” closed communicated by boat

3.30pm: Proceeded S70E 13 kts “Andes” & “Digby” in company

3.40pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” ENE

4.0pm: “Digby”, “Orcoma”, “Andes” parted company

4.0pm: Sighted HMS “Alcatara” SbW

4.20pm: Stopped communicated with “Alcantara”, Sub Lieut Douglas RNVR joined from “Alcantara”

5.0pm: Commenced zigzag, “Alcantara” parted company to NEd

9.30pm: Fog shut down reduced to 10 kts steady course


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7 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -8.2

4.0am: Passed stm trawler “Caliban” H 313 steering to NW

2.0pm: as reqt to close Norwegian SS “Skude” bound to Iceland

2.10pm: Stopped boarded SS & allowed her to proceed


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8 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -3.8

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” bg SSW

11.10am: a/c NW “Patuca” in company

11.20am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patuca”; Lieut Schlosser RNR, Act Sub Lieut Elliot RNR and armed guard rejoined ship. Supplied HMS “Patuca” with 1000 lbs fresh meat

12.0pm: Lieut Crawford RNR of “Hildebrand” came on board from “Patuca” R.A. 10th CS

12.30pm: Commenced zigzag “Patuca” parted company to Eastd to examine SS

1.25pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Knut Jarl” bound to Glasgow allowed to proceed

2.0pm: “Patuca” closed Lieut Crawford returned to “Patuca”

2.30pm: Proceeded N21E 13 kts zigzag. “Patuca” parted company to Eastd

4.12pm: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Blanche” for Gothenburg sent Sub Lieut Douglas RNVR Sub Lieut Wood RNR and armed guard to take her to Lerwick

8.50pm: Stopped boarded Russian schooner bound for Southampton allowed her to proceed


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9 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long -3.8

2.45pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Fenris” from Iceland to Haugesund allowed to proceed

6.0pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Jonas Rein” from Arkangel to Clyde allowed to proceed


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10 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -3.8

1.40pm: Sighted HMS “Ambrose” NW

2.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Ambrose”

3.0pm: Commd zigzag “Ambrose” parted company to Southward

5.20pm: Stopped boarded Swedish motor ship “Kronprinzessin Margarita”

6.0pm: Sent Act Sub Lieut Adams RNR & armed guard to take her to Kirkwall


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11 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.0, Long -6.2

3.10am: Sighted motor SS bg SW

3.50am: a/c N30W found to be Norwegian “Kronprinzessin Margarita” already examined

11.40am: Sighted HMS “Otway” N75W

12.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with HMS “Otway”

12.45pm: Proceeded West 13.kts spread 10 miles from “Otway”

1.15pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt carrying out experiments with W/T direction finder with HMS “Otway”

2.30pm: Finished experimenting


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12 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -3.0

3.30am: Fog shut down reduced to 10 kts steered steady course

Hands employed at gun drill & rifle drill & refitting


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13 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -2.5

5.40am: Fog lifted

10.15am: Secured guns crews, exd at divisional drill, remd hands employed as reqt


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14 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -3.1

3.10am: Fog shut down steered steady course

Hands employed cleaning ship


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15 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -4.5

9.25am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” WNW

9.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with HMS “Virginian”; Sub Lieut Douglas RNVR , Sub Lieut Wood RNR & prize crew rejoined

10.30am: Proceeded N62E 13 kts zigzag; “Virginian” parted company to Westward


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16 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning out boats and as reqt

11.15pm: Sighted SS bg SW


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17 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -5.9

1.15am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Tyr” from Arkangel to Nantes; allowed to proceed

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” WNW

9.20am: Exd G.Q.s; a/c as reqt carried out rate of change exercise with “Cedric”

9.50am: Stopped; secured for G. Q.s, communicated by boat with “Cedric”; recd 1 ton potatoes from “Cedric”

11.25am: Proceeded N59W zigzag; “Cedric” parted company to Eastd


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18 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -14.0

7.15am: Sighted HMS “Orotava” NEbE

9.0am: a\c S5W zigzag

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

Guns crews at divisional drill, remd of hands at instruction & as reqt

3.30pm: Passed British trawler “Bombay” GY 247 steaming SEds

7.30pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” SSW

7.35pm: a\c WSW

7.45pm: a\c SSW zigzag

10.0pm: a\c S24W


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19 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.6, Long -12.6

7.30am: Stopped boarded Danish “Frederick VIII” from New York to Copenhagen. Sent Lieut. Schlosser RNR, Sub Lt. Douglas RNVR and armed guard to take “Frederick VIII” to Kirkwall

1.0pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” SbE

1.30pm: a/c S24W zigzag; “Andes” in company communicating by signal

7.15pm: Sighted sail bg South

7.25pm: Sighted SS bg EbS

8.0pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Sheaf Blade” bound to Arkangel allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 2


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20 August 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.5, Long -7.8

2.0am: a\c S72E zigzag

6.0am: Sighted British SS “Yearly” with trawler escort

7.0am: Incd 16 kts commenced 3 leg 3 point zigzag

9.20am: Divisions read prayers

9.35am: Hands employed turning out boats and as reqt

10.40am: Sighted Barra Hd ENE

11.6am: Reduced to slow communicated with armed trawlers “Poyntz Castle” and “Walwyn Castle”

11.12am: Incd to 16 kts

12.20pm:Sighted Skerryvore Lt Ho SE

12.40pm: a\c s20W 3 leg 3 point zigzag increased to 18 kts

2.0pm: a\c S15E Set special submarine lookout

5.30pm: a\c S35E steady course

5.40pm: Bull Pt abeam

5.55pm: a\c S57E

6.16pm: a\c S26E

6.20pm: Sighted HMS “Tara” and destroyer

6.39pm: a\c S11E

7.30pm: a\c S10E 3 leg zigzag

7.45pm: Sighted Black Hd S30E

8.0pm: Maidens Lt bore N26W

9.0pm: Steamed steady course reduced to 16 kts

10.0pm: a\c S32W, Mull of Galloway N66E, Skull Martin N70W


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21 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.0am: HMTBD “Dee” closed and took station ahead

5.0am: HMS “Dee” parted company

5.20am: Stopped picked up Pilot

7.10am: Secured in Sandon Basin

8.30am: Slipped proceeded with pilot & tugs to Sandon Dock

9.0am: Secured in Sandon Dock

10.30am: Gave leave to Starbd watch till 9am Friday, remd preparing for coaling and as reqt

Sub Lieut Adams & prize crew rejoined

Number on sick list: 4


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22 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Lieut Schlosser & Sub Lieut Douglas & prize crew rejoined

8.0am: Commenced coaling shore labour

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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23 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to Devonport

10.30am: Midshipmen RNR Bodley, Lewty, Richardson, Stokes, Anderson joined ship

8.55pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 4


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24 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.0pm: Stopped coaling

11.0pm: 6 ratings joined from RNB Chatham

Number on sick list: 4


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25 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Shifted ship to North side of dock

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

Assit Engr Bilsen, Henderson, Watson joined ship

Midshipman Pye RNR

Number on sick list: 4


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26 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.0am: 1 rating joined from R.N.B Devonport

1.15pm: Hands dismounting 6 inch guns, getting in stores & ammunition as reqt

Gave leave to 1st part of P.W till 7am & to boys till 10pm:

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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27 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long –3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Asst. Engr Thurlow joined ship

12.35pm: Pointed out to Captain Dobson Superintendent from Allan line state of B deck starboard side cause thro carelessness of Allan line employees and lack of supervision by foreman in charge. John Kiddle - Commander for Captain on leave

Discharged 2 ratings to RNB Devonport

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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28 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.30am: Finished coaling, recd 4816.35 tons

11.45am: Shifted ship ahead about 300 feet

Discharged 5 Boys to HMS “Eagle”

6.0pm: Discharged Sub Lieut Wood RNR to Devonport

7.45pm: 7 boys joined from HMS “Defiance”


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29 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: R.C. Chaplain came on board

Held Divine Service; HMS “Virginian’s” church party attended

Discharged 7 ratings to RNB Devonport

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board. Party from HMS “Virginian” attended

Mid Lucas RNR joined ship


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30 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Mid Supurrell RNR joined for passage to HMS “Cedric”

Midmen Kite & Brayshay joined for passage to HMS “Cedric”


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31 August 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Sub Lieut Elfort RNR, Asst Payr Hains RNR joined for passage to HMS “Cedric”

12.45pm: Slipped and proceeded in charge of pilot & tugs to Sandon Basin

2.20pm: Slipped proceeded into river

3.30pm: Formby Lt abeam

3.40pm: Stopped dropped pilot

4.0pm: Bar Lt abeam shaped co. N55W 18 kts 3 leg 3 pt zigzag HMTBD “Dee” in company as escort

7.45pm: Destroyer “Dee” parted company

11.30pm: Mew Id Lt S67W 8’



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1915


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1 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.8, Long -9.4

1.23am: a/c N29W passed two auxly patrol trawlers

1.52am: Sighted Mull of Cantyne Lt abeam 2’

6.54am: Passed armed trawler “Corrientes”

4.7pm: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Fuglern” from Goteborg to Coruna, allowed her to proceed

11.45pm: Stopped sent armed guard (Sub Lieut Douglas RNVR) to take Danish SS “Arnold Maester” to Kirkwall


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2 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -11.6

12.50am: “Arnold Maester” proceeded

9.45am: Sighted HMS “Arlanza” ENE

10.25am: Sighted HMS “Ebro” ENE a/c East “Arlanza” in company

10.50am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Arlanza”

12.25pm: “Ebro” & “Arlanza” parted company proceeded S29W 13 kts zigzag

1.20pm: Sighted “Virginian” SSW

1.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”

2.5pm: Proceeded N51E 13 kts zigzag “Virginian” parted company ENE


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3 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -6.2

2.10pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” NW a/c NW to close

2.20pm: Stopped Commodore Benson came on board to see RA. Discharged [ed note: blank line] to HMS “Cedric”

3.25pm: Proceeded N23E 13 kts “Cedric” proceeded to open to 10 miles from flag

3.50pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt testing W/T direction finder

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrants 47, 48, 49, 50

5.12pm: Completed tests proceeded S31E 13 kts to close “Cedric”

5.30pm: Stopped Commodore returned to “Cedric”

5.40pm: Proceeded N22E 13 kts zigzag “Cedric” parted company to Northd


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4 September 1915


At Sea

Lat 63.9, Long -6.1

7.30am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Charlotta” from Glasgow to Tromso allowed to proceed

2.35pm: Observed object floating a/c as reqt to close

2.45pm: Lowered sea boat

3.35pm: Object found to be cask, broke up same by rifle fire

3.10pm: Proceeded N22E 13 kts zigzag

8.10pm: Sighted SS smoke N80W

9.0pm: Lost sight of SS


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5 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.1, Long -5.7

4.15pm: Obtained bearing of HMS “Otway” 30° on Pt Bow & St Qt by W/T direction finder

4.30pm: Obtained bg by W/T right ahead incd to 13 kts

4.40pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” ahead

4.50pm: “Otway” in company

5.5pm: Stopped Commodore Booty came on board to see RA

6.0pm: Commodore left ship

6.6pm Proceeded South 13 kts “Otway” parted company to Westd

6.50pm: Reduced to 8 kts


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6 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.2, Long -5.8

2.35am: Sighted SS bg EbN

8.25am: Vessel reported bg N from after look out a/c North

8.30am: Thick fog altered co S22W steady course decd to 10 kts


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7 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.3, Long -6.2

10.15am: a/c S70W using W/T direction finder to locate HMS “Hildebrand”

11.45am: Heard gun and siren on Port Quarter

11.55am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” dist ¼ mile, reduced to 8 kts

12.0pm: Stopped Captain of “Hildebrand” came on board to see Rear Admiral, recd Sub Lieut Nasmith & armed guard of “Teutonic” for passage

1.0pm: Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship

1.5pm: Proceeded S38E 10 kts “Hildebrand” parted company to Northd

6.35pm: Incd 15 kts obtained bg of “Teutonic” by W/T

6.37pm: Sighted HSM “Teutonic” ahead

6.55pm: Stopped, Captain of “Teutonic” came on board to see Rear Admiral; discharged Sub Lieut Nasmith & armed guard to “Teutonic”

7.30pm: Captain of “Teutonic” left ship, proceeded S22W 13kts “Teutonic” parted company to Northd


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8 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -4.2

1.40am: White light reported on Port beam

2.0am: No further sing of light

6.35pm: Dense fog reduced to 10 kts steady course


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9 September 1915

Busta Voe

4.50am: Stopped turned to NE, hailed Auxy patrol trawler

6.55am: Sighted entrance to Swarbacks Minn a/c as reqt for entering

7.37am: Came to Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 75 fhms. Found here HMS “Gibraltar” (Harbour Defence vessel), HMS “Oropesa” & fleet auxiliaries

9.15am: Sub Lieut Douglas & prize crew rejoined

9.40am: Exd abandon ship, sent away boats under oars & sail

3.0pm: Tender “Flying Breeze” alongside with boiler water

7.15pm: Sailed HMS “Oropesa”


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10 September 1915

Busta Voe

7.15am: Arrived HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

Recd armed guards for “Changuinola” and “Andes” from “Duke of Cornwall”

Recd in all from ”Flying Breeze” 185 tons fresh water

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrants 51, 52, 53

Sent “Changuinola” armed guard on board of “Gibraltar”

6.0pm: Hands preparing for sea

7.10pm: Proceeded out of harbour 12 kts

10.0pm: Muckle Flugge Lt N70E


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11 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -5.5

3.0am: Dense fog reduced to 10 kts

7.45am: Turned in all boats

5.23pm: Sighted sail bg North

5.30pm: a/c N15E to close found to be Norwegian barque “Bonanza” with armed guard from “Ambrose” on board


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12 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.9, Long -13.4

3.26pm: Heard sirens 6 pts on Pt bow

3.33pm: Fog lifted, sighted HMS “Andes” a/c N85E to close

3.46pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Andes”. Captain came on board to see Rear Admiral, discharged armed guard

4.30pm: Captain of “Andes” left ship

4.35pm: Proceeded S65E 8 kts “Andes” parted company to the Northward


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13 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -11.6

12.30am: a/c N63E

12.30am: Sounded 100 fhms

4.0am: Sounded 100 fhms

4.30am: a/c S25W

5.30am: lncd 13 kts zigzag

8.30am: a/c N25E

8.35am: a/c S65E Decd 10 kts

8.45am: lncd 15 kts a/c S25W

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

12.0pm: a/c South

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

8.0pm: a/c S23W zigzag decd 13 kts

9.0pm: Eased to 10 kts steady course

10.15pm: Commenced zigzag lncd 13 kts


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14 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -11.5

2.22am: Increased to 18 kts to avoid supposed submarine

2.28am: Decd 13 kts

5.0am: a/c S23W zigzag

5.45am: a/c S73W zigzag

8.53am: Sighted HMS “Orotava” West

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

9.28am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” SW

9.50am: Exd General Quarters carried out rate of change exercise with “Victorian”

10.30am: Secured Hands employed as reqt

3.35pm: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Ragnhild” from Iceland to Copenhagen

4.15pm: Sent Sub Lieunt Douglas RNVR & armed guard (5) to take “Ragnhild” to Kirkwall

4.35pm: Proceeded N66W 13 kts zigzag

9.0pm: a/c N15E steady course eased to 10 kts


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15 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -13.2

5.45pm: Obtained bg by W/T of “Arlanza” 7° on Starbd bow a/c S50W

6.12pm: Sighted HMS “Arlanza” S65W

6.40pm: Stopped communicated with “Arlanza”

7.30pm: Commenced zigzag, “Arlanza” parted company to Westd

8.0pm: Sighted SS bg NW; a/c N50W Incd 15 kts

9.0pm: SS found to be Danish SS “Gulfaxe” already examined


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16 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -13.4

12.0am: Sighted HMS “Ambrose” WNW

12.40pm: a/c N50W to close HMS “Ambrose”

1.0pm: “Ambrose” in company a/c NE communicated by signal

1.35pm: a/c S5W 13 kts zigzag; “Ambrose” parted company to Northward


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17 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -11.5

8.10am: Trawler “Cormorant” sighted steering NW

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” N85E

4.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”

6.30pm: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Esbjerg” from Denmark to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

7.50pm: Reduced to slow a/c South to close SS

8.30pm: Examined SS by searchlight found to be Norwegian SS “Naddod” with armed guard from HMS “Orcoma” on board


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18 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -14.4

Hands employed cleaning ship

9.0pm: Steered to steady course eased to 10 kts


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19 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -14.2

6.0am: Incd 13 kts commenced zigzag

10.30am: Held Divine Service

1.30pm: Eased to 9 kts


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20 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -13.3

Hands employed at gun drill, refitting & as reqt


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21 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -14.3

3.10am: Sighted Lt bg NNW

4.15am: Switched on searchlight to examine SS found to be British trawler “Macleay” allowed to proceed

6.0am: Lost rotator for patent log

6.20am: Bent new rotator & restreamed log

10.15am: Secured; hands preparing for coaling & as reqt


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22 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -7.1

3.0am: Lost by accident deep sea load & 4 fhms of wire

Hands preparing for coaling

3.8pm: Sighted Fuglö Id S48W

4.0pm: Quarters preparing boats for turning out

Number on sick list: 2


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23 September 1915

Busta Voe

5.10am: Sighted Muckle Ossa SE ½ S dist. about 5 miles

7.35am: Collier “Cairnnevis” alongside Port side

8.0am: Collier “Norton” alongside Stabd side. Hands preparing for coaling. Found here HMS “Gibraltar” & “Duke of Cornwall”

8.15am: Commenced coaling

Hands coaling ship assisted by 100 ratings from HMS “Gibraltar”

Lieut Taylor RNR & 4 ratings from “Duke of Cornwall” joined for passage to “Digby”

Lieut. Douglas & 4 ratings rejoined

12.50pm: Sailed HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

6.30pm: Finished coaling for the day, recd 691 tons


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24 September 1915

Busta Voe

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands coaling ship assisted by 100 ratings from HMS “Gibraltar”

10.0am: Finished coaling, recd 1000 tons; ratings returned to “Gibraltar”

11.15am: Collier “Cairnnevis” cast off

11.45am: Collier “Norton” cast off

Hands employed cleaning ship


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25 September 1915

Busta Voe

1.15pm: Discharged Lieut Taylor & armed guard to HMS “Gibraltar” to await passage to “Digby”

5.0pm: Sub Lieut Fiordgan [ed.note: possibly Sub Lieut Forgham], Mid Blear & armed guard (8) joined for passage to “Orcoma”

6.45pm: Weighed proceeded as reqt out of harbour

7.20pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, shaped Co. NW incd 16 kts


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26 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -5.5

7.0am: Sighted small sail bg SWbW

2.35pm: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” N30W

3.55pm: Communicated by boat with “Alcantara”

6.0pm: Proceeded N68W 13 kts zigzag “Alcantara” parted company to Eastward

Number on sick list: 4


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27 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 64.7, Long -10.4

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” N31W

9.30am: Stopped discharged Sub Lieut Forgham Mid Vickers & armed guards (6) to “Orcoma”

10.5am: Proceeded S53W 13 kts zigzag, “Orcoma” parted company to Northward

11.20am: Observed fisherman’s float a/c as reqt to close and sink same by rifle fire

12.15pm: Sighted smoke NbW a/c N20W

12.20pm: Found to be trawler

8.0pm: a/c as reqt to close SS found to be British SS “Rhodesia” already examined from Montreal to Arcangel

Number on sick list: 4


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28 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -13.3

6.10am: Stopped boarded British SS “Wray Castle” from Brest to Arcangel, allowed to proceed

5.30pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian” NE steering Southd communicated by signal

Number on sick list: 4


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29 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -14.1

Hands employed refitting and as reqt

Hands making & mending clothes


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30 September 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -14.7

8.0am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” WSW

9.0am: a/c S70W to close

9.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”; Mr Acon Pilot ex British SS “Cheviot Range” joined for passage

10.20am: Proceeded N56W 13 kts “Virginian” in company. Tested sound carrying capacity of Rockets bomb 6 pdr blank

10.55am: Sighted SS WbN “Virginian” parted company to examine her



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1915


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1 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -14.1

11.45am: Sighted sail SEbE

12.50pm: Sighted smoke on horizon SSW

2.10pm: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Venus” from Iceland to Leith all correct allowed to proceed

3.30pm: a/c S80W to close SS bg WSW

4.0pm: Quarters SS found to be trawler, a/c S5W zigzag

Read warrant N° 54

10.5pm: Observed gleam of searchlight bg WSW (HMS “Ebro”)


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2 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -13.6

3.15pm: Wind veered suddenly to NW then weather cleared

3.50pm: Searchlight reported by mastheadman on Starbd beam


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3 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -14.3

11.0am: Sighted HMS “Otway” a/c S27W to close

11.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

3.15pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella” NbW

3.35pm: Stopped, Captain of “Columbella” came on board to see Rear Admiral

3.55pm: Captain of “Columbella” left ship

4.0pm: Proceeded S6W 13 kts zigzag “Columbella” parted company to Northward


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4 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -14.8

Hands employed refitting and as reqt


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5 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -15.0

9.20am: Divisions mustered oilskin, Duffle suits and sea boots

11.48am: Incd 13 kts attempting to locate “Columbella” by means of W/T direction finder

6.42pm: a/c S30E attempting to locate “Columbella” by W/T direction finder

7.0pm: a/c S45E ordered “Columbella” to proceed S65E at 10 kts


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6 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -10.0

Sounded frequently throughout watch without finding bottom

Exceptional phosphorescence throughout watch


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7 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -11.0

6.30am: Passed quantity of timber (planks)

8.28am: Sighted SS bg E, a/c E to close

8.45am: Fired two plank rows

8.48am: Stopped lowered boarding boat SS found to be British SS “Scalpa” already examined, recalled boarding boat. Gave SS “Scalpa” a time signal (9.12 GMT & 9.16 GMT)

11.8am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” WNW

11.35am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Columbella”

12.10pm: Proceeded N66W 13 kts zigzag “Columbella” parted company to SEd


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8 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 59.3, Long -13.6

9.38am: Sighted SS bg NE

9.50am: Incd 15 kts a/c WNW found to be British SS “Rapidan” bound West, allowed to proceed

4.35pm: Sighted HMS “Cedric” S ½ E

5.8pm: a/c SbW ½ W to close “Cedric”

5.12pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Cedric”

6.10pm: “Cedric” parted company to NW


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9 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -14.5

8.30am: Sighted SS NbE

9.26am: a/c ESE to close

9.40am: Stopped sent armed guard, Lieut Douglas RNVR & 4 men, to take Danish Trawler “Ymer” to Fleetwood. “Ymer” bound from Iceland to Fleetwood with cargo fish

2.0pm: Sighted HMS “Digby” SE

2.40pm: Captain of “Digby” came on board to see Rear Admiral

3.0pm: Captain of “Digby” left ship, proceeded W 13 kts zigzag, “Digby” parted company to Southward

4.30pm: Sighted SS bg NbE

5.5pm: a/c N30E to close

5.20pm: Stopped boarded Danish trawler “Njordar” bound from Iceland to Fleetwood, allowed to proceed


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10 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.8, Long -14.0

11.20am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” bg SW

11.32am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Victorian”

12.30pm: a/c S73E “Digby” [ed note: possibly “Victorian”] parted company

4.45pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary”

4.50pm: a/c N85W to close

4.55pm: Stopped “Hilary” discharged Senior Engineer RNR Harper (cot case) for passage

5.20pm: Proceeded S34E 13 kts zigzag “Hilary” parted company NE

Burned navigation lights between 7 & 8 to proximity of HMS “Hildebrand”


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11 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -7.8

7.30am: Sighted Barra Hd East 11 miles

3.0pm: Sighted HMTDB “Thorn”

4.0pm: Passed Danish trawler “Ymer” with “Alsatian” armed guard on board


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12 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12.55am: Stopped picked up pilot

Hands employed covering boats and preparing for coaling

11.30am: Weighed proceeded as reqt for entering Sandon ½ tide dock in charge of tugs & pilot

1.0pm: Secured alongside South side Sandon dock

2 ratings joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

7.0pm: Lieut Douglas RNVR & armed guard ex “Ymer” rejoined


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13 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Commenced coaling (shore gang)

9.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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14 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

5 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

9.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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15 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

Mid RNR [ed. note: blank space] joined ship

Read warrant N° 55

9.0pm: Discontinued coaling for the night


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16 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands employed breasting ship to allow SS “Carpathia” alongside

7.0am: Dense fog shut down

Hands employed shifting ship

1.30pm: Secured ship alongside SS “Carpathia”


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17 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

R.C. Chaplain held service on board party from “Teutonic” attended

10.20am: Held Divine Service on board party from “Teutonic” attended


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18 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

Hands overhauling & refitting derrick gear, drawing stores & as reqt

9.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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19 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

11.30am: Finished coaling recd 3682 tons

1.0pm: Secured ship alongside North side Sandon Dock

6.30pm: Mid Evans RNR discharged to HMS


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20 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Hands getting in & stowing provisions & stores

3.0pm: Secured alongside West Wall Sandon ½ tide basin

Mr Ward midshipman RNR discharged to HMS “Blake”


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21 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning & provisioning ship

3 ratings firemen joined ship

5.0pm: Midn Mc Naught RNR left ship discharged to HMS “Balke”


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22 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Read warrant Nos 56, 57

16 ratings joined for passage to “Cedric” (3), “Arlanza” (3), “Mantua” (2), “Oropesa” (2), “Otway” (1), “Teutonic” (1), “Hilary” (4) and Lieut Southcomb RNR joined for passage to “Hilary”


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23 October 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.37am: Cast off proceeded as reqt in charge of tug & pilot into river

11.30am: Rear Admiral came on board proceeded down river

12.35pm: Stopped dropped pilot

10.55pm: Passed patrol trawlers exchanged signal


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24 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 57.2, Long -10.3

3.20am: Sighted Skerryvore Lt N30E

3.30pm: Sighted object floating a/c as reqt to examine

3.35pm: Stopped lowered sea boat & picked up same found to be small cask

10.0pm: Sighted sail NbE

10.0pm: a/c NW to close SS sighted WNW

10.35pm: Stopped boarded SS “John Blumer”

10.40pm: Sent Lieut Douglas & armed guard to take SS to Kirkwall

11.0pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” examining sail to Northward


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25 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -14.2

9.30am: Sighted sail NNE

10.35am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Cimbria” found to have been examined, allowed to proceed

3.5pm: Sighted “HMS Cedric” N40E

3.18pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Cedric”

Discharged Sub Lieut Southcombe RNR & “Hilary’s” armed guard (4) for passage & 2 ratings for “Cedric”. Rear Admiral proceeded on board “Cedric”

3.50pm: Hoisted seaboat proceeded as reqt taking station 2’ NE from “Cedric”

4.0pm: Proceeded West 13 kts zigzag in company with “Cedric”

5.10pm: Stopped R.A. returned on board

5.30pm: Proceeded N6E 13 kts zigzag “Cedric” parted company NEd


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26 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -13.1

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Digby” SSE

9.0am: Sighted HMS “Otway” S

9.10am: Sighted HMS “Ebro” NE

Ordered all 3 to close

9.20am: Stopped communicated with all three ships

Discharged 3 ratings to “Digby”, 4 ratings to “Ebro”

10.45am: “Digby” parted company to Southd

11.5am: Proceeded East 13 kts zigzag “Ebro” parted company Westd

1.10pm: Sighted SS bg ESE

2.0pm: Stopped boarded SS “Strabound” from Troon to Rejkjavik, all correct, allowed to proceed


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27 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -10.1

11.17am: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” WNW ordered her to close

11.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Almanzora”

12.20pm: Shaped course S66W with “Almanzora” in company, commenced zigzag

1.40pm: a/c as reqt to close “Almanzora”

1.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat

2.15pm: Proceeded 13 kts S66W zigzag “Almanzora” parted company to Southd


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28 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -12.2

Hands at divisional drill, refitting and as reqt


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29 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -12.0

7.15am: Sighted SS bg NNE

7.40am: a/c ENE incd 10 kts. Signalled SS found to be British “Northern Coast” from Arkangel to Liverpool; allowed her to proceed. Too rough to board

12.25pm: Sighted trawler bg S20E

1.35pm: Incd 14 kts to close trawler

1.45pm: Trawler found to be “Caliban” of Hull, allowed to proceed


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30 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -13.2

12.50am: Sighted SS EbN a/c incd 12 kts

1.55am: a/c S50E closed trawler found to be “Martineta” of Grimbsy

2.55am: Stopped signalled Armmuniton carrier N° 62 bound to Arkangel, allowed her to proceed

9.40am: Stopped sent Sub Lieut Adams & armed guard (5) to take SS “Tanafjord” (Norwegian) from New York to Bergen, to Kirkwall

10.35am: Hoisted boarding boat

Hands employed cleaning ship


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31 October 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -10.3

2.30am: Stopped boarded British SS “Capenor” from Arkangel to Sharpness allowed to proceed

7.30am: Commenced zigzag

6.30pm: Eased to 10 kts steady course



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1915


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1 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62 54N, Long 2 28W

10.0am: Guns crews at divisional drill, remd hands preparing for coaling and as reqt


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2 November 1915

Busta Voe Anchorage

5.30am: Sighted Muckle Flugga Lt S67E

8.23am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 90 fhms cable. Found here HMS “Gibraltar”, “Victorian”, patrol trawler & fleet auxiliaries

Hands employed transferring coal ballast from aft to Nos 2 & 3 hatch in accordance with Admiralty orders


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3 November 1915

Busta Voe Anchorage, Swarbacks Minn

7.0am: Hands transferring coal ballast from aft Nos 4 & 5 hold to Nos 2 & 3 hold

2 ratings discharged to HMS “Victorian”

1.40pm: Sub Lt Slade RNR & armed guard (5) joined for passage to “Oropesa”. Lt Bateman RNR, Sub Lt McFarlane RNR & Mid RNR Heskel & McCarthie & armed guards (16) joined for passage to “Andes”

4.40pm: Sailed HMS “Victorian”

Sub Lt Wilson RNR & armed guard (4) joined for passage to “Patia”


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4 November 1915

Busta Voe

7.0am: Hands transferring coal from 4 & 5 to 2 & 3 holds

8.10am: Arrived and anchored HMS “Changuinola”

Sub Lieut Hoare & armed guard (4) joined for passage to “Oropesa”

4.30pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour 12 kts


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5 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -9.2

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” WNW

9.20am: Sighted HMS “Patia” North

10.5am: Stopped, Captain of “Patia” came on board to see Rear Admiral; discharged Sub Lieut Wilson & armed guard (4) to “Patia”. Also 2 ratings (1 to “Patia”, 1 for passage to Clyde)

10.40am: Captain of “Patia” left ship

10.50am: Proceeded N32W 13 kts, “Patia” parted company to Southd

11.30am: Passed a quantity of drift wood


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6 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -12.2

6.50am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” NNW

7.30am: “Cedric” took station West 3’

9.45am: Obtained bearing of HMS “Orcoma” 4 pts on Starbd bow by W/T Direction Finder, a/c WbN

10.10am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” ahead

10.40am: Stopped turned to NW communicated by boat with “Orcoma”. “Cedric” communicated with “Orcoma”

12.0pm: Proceeded East 13 kts; “Cedric” parted company steering SE, “Orcoma” parted company steering E

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant N° 58


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7 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -4.5

7.45am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” NNW

8.50am: HMS “Orcoma” passed steering Eastds

3.0pm: Sighted Fuglö Id S87W


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8 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -7.0

2.25pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” NW

3.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Andes”; discharged Lt Bateman, Sub Lt McFarlane, Mids Hesketh & McCarthy & armed guards (16) to “Andes”, also Sub Lt Slade & Hoare & armed guard (9 ratings) for passage to “Oropesa”

3.35pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” S80E

4.20pm: “Changuinola” closed & communicated by boat

4.50pm: Proceeded E 13 kts “Andes” parted company Southd & “Changuinola” Northward


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9 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -3.3

6.30am: a/c N59W incd 13 kts commenced zigzag

9.50am: Exercised general quarters


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10 November 1915

At Sea, North of Faeroe Ids

Lat 63.1, Long -5.0

11.0am: a/c as reqt to speak Norwegian SS “Jokul” from Bergen to Iceland in ballast, allowed to proceed weather did not permit boarding


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11 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -4.5

5.25pm: Sighted SS N62W

5.53pm: a/c NNW to intercept

6.30pm: a/c as reqt examining by searchlight found to be Russian V.R. SS “Krasnoiarsk” from New York to Arcangel; gave him instructions as to route by signal & allowed to proceed


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12 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62 50N, Long 6 43W

7.0am: a\c N59W Incd 12 knots

8.20am: Sighted Faeroe Ids WSW

12.0pm: a\c N2W eased 10 knots

12.5pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” N50W

1.15pm: HMS “Virginian” closed and launched sea boat a\c as reqt to close boat

1.37pm: Stopped

1.50pm: Boat cast off proceeded N35W 12 kts. “Virginian” picked up boat and parted company Northward

6.0pm: a\c S65E reduced to 10 kts


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13 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -5.9

7.0am: a\c N53W incd to 12 kts

Sighted Fuglö Id WSW

Hands employed cleaning ship

12.0pm: a\c N51W

6.0pm: a\c S64E decreased 10 kts


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14 November 1915

Cruising North of Faeroe Ids

11.40am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” NbW

12.5pm: Stopped lowered sea boat sent to HMS “Teutonic” proceeding as reqt to pick up boat

12.30pm: Hoisted sea boat, proceeded N50W 13 kts “Teutonic” parted company Southwards


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15 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -2.4

7.0am: Commenced zigzag

Hands employed repairing coal bags & as reqt


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16 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -5.1

9.50am: Exd general quarters proceeded as reqt 13 kts carrying out aiming rifle practice from 6 inch and practice firing (4rds per gun) from 6 pdr

11.30am: Completed practice, secured for G Q.s, stopped picked up target

2.20pm: Fuglö Id bore S47W


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17 November 1915

Scapa Flow

4.0am: Sighted Sule Skerry Lt S2E

9.20am: Passed thro’ Nevi Skerry boom defence a/c as reqt for anchorage

Found here HMS “Iron Duke” flying flag of Admiral Sir J Jellicoe, C. in C. Gen. Fleet, Battle Squadrons, Cruiser Squadrons, Light Cruiser Squadron & Fleet auxiliaries. Rear Admiral proceeded on board “Iron Duke”

2.0pm: Rear Admiral returned on board

2.35pm: Weighed proceeded as reqt out of harbour following astern of HMS “Donegal”

3.7pm: Passed thro’ Hoxa boom defence shaped co. South Incd 16 kts parted company from “Donegal”

6.15pm: Sighted patrol vessels challenged & replied

7.20pm: Sighted S Fair Id Lt N19E

9.20pm: Passed patrol vessels


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18 November 1915

Busta Voe

1.45am: Stopped came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fms veered to a shackles

Let go Port anchor by mistake & weighed same

2.45am: Found to be swinging foul of HMS “Teutonic” shortened in weighed Starbd anchor, shifted berth to Southward

Found here HMS “Teutonic” and “Gibraltar” and Fleet auxiliaries

8.15am: Collier “Cundann” secured alongside Stabd side

8.30am: Collier “Rond” secured alongside Portside

Inspected coaling gear & found correct

10.0am: Hands employed coaling ship assisted by 125 ratings from HMS “Gibraltar”

4.30pm: Stopped coaling for the night

8.0pm: Sailed HMS “Teutonic”

Received 110 tons fresh water


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19 November 1915

Swarbacks Minn

7.50am: Recommenced coaling assisted by 125 ratings from “Gibraltar”

3.0pm: Finished coaling received 1304 tons

3.15pm: SS “Condann” cast off

3.40pm: SS “Ronde” cast off

Hands cleaning ship

Received 320 tons fresh water


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20 November 1915

Swarbacks Minn

Hands employed cleaning ship

Received 130 tons fresh water

Sub Lieut Paterson RNR and armed guard (3) joined for passage to “Hildebrand”

Hands preparing for sea

10.40pm: Weighed

10.45pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour 12 kts


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21 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61 0N, Long 5 48W

2.30 to 3.30am: Burned navigation lights to proximity of HMS “Hampshire”

3.40pm: Sighted SS bg SSW

4.17pm: a/c S4E speed as reqt examining Norwegian SS “Dana” by searchlight

5.0pm: Allowed her to proceed, shaped co N30W 10 kts


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22 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -11.1

Burning navigation lights in vicinity of patrol

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” EbN; “Hildebrand” closed

10.37am: Stopped proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Hildebrand” discharged Sub Lt Paterson & armed guard (3) to “Hildebrand”

11.0am: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” North

11.10am: Proceeded N 12 kts to close

11.15am: “Hildebrand” parted company to Southward

11.45am: a/c as reqt communicating by boat with HMS “Alcantara”

12.15pm: Proceeded N61E 12 kts “Alcantara” in company

3.30pm: “Alcantara” parted company to Northds


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23 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -8.0

1.45am: a\c N22E reduced to 9 kts

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

Hands at divisional drill refitting and as required

12.10pm: Eased to 8 kts

4.0pm: Quarters

4.0pm: a\c S22W

9.0pm: a\c S64E

9.10pm: Increased to 10 kts

11.0pm: a\c N22E reduced to 8 kts


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24 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -7.2

12.25pm: Sounded 130 fhms (S). Sighted HMS “Virginian” bg ENE. “Virginian” closed, took station 2’ SbE

1.40pm: Stopped sent sea boat to “Virginian”

2.10pm: Hoisted sea boat proceeded S22W 12 kts “Virginian” parted company to Southd

2.50pm: Sighted Faeroe Ids ahead


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25 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -3.8

4.0am: Sighted SS West about 5’ challenged received wrong reply

SS found to be HMS “Alcantara”, communicated by signal

6.0am: a\c S49W

9.30am: Divisions, read prayers. Read articles of war and courts martial returns

10.0am: a\c S20E

Guns crews at divisional drill remainder of hands employed as reqt

1.20pm: Sighted H.M. armed trawlers “Newland” & “Saxon”

1.30pm: a\c SE

2.0pm: a\c SEbE

2.10pm: Stopped sent seaboat to trawlers for commanding Officers. C.O.’s came on board to see Rear Admiral

3.0pm: Captains of trawlers returned

3.10pm: Hoisted seaboat

3.30pm: Proceeded N42W 10 kts; “Saxon” parted company Eastd & “Newland” Westd

4.0pm: Quarters, read warrant N° 59


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26 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -5.2

10.15am: Sighted Faeroe Ids WSW

10.30am: Helm & engines as reqt for swinging ship for adjustment of compass

12.0pm: Completed swinging ship, shape co West 13 kts 2 pt zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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27 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -10.3

9.40am: Sighted HMS “Andes” SbW

9.55am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Andes”

10.30am: Proceeded N20W 12 kts “Andes” parted company to SWd

9.55pm: Sighted SS bg SbE a/c S22W to intercept

11.10pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Lyngenfjord” from Bergen to New York, in ballast, allowed her to proceed


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26 November 1915


Record of Observations for Deviation: [Left hand side of page of Table of Deviations, Standard Compass, HMS Alsatian]


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27 November 1915


Record of Observations for Deviation: [Right hand side of page of Table of Deviations, Standard Compass, HMS Alsatian]


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26 November 1915

Description and Position of Correctors


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27 November 1915


Comparisons of Standard with compass not recorded on the other side [ed. Note: form left blank]


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28 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -7.5

3.40pm: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” N80E

4.27pm: Stopped Captain of “Alcantara” came on board to see Rear Admiral

5.0pm: Captain of “Alcantara” left ship

5.10pm: Proceeded S48E 10 kts “Alcantara” parted company Northwards


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29 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -8.4

9:45am: Stopped

9:50am: Dropped target exd G.Q.s proceeded 15 kts as reqt carrying out practice firing 4 rounds per gun from 6 in.

10:15am: Shot away target, proceeded as reqt to pick up damaged target

10.25am: Stopped picked up target

10.55am: Target repaired, stopped dropped same

11.0am: Proceeded 15 kts continued practice

11.35am: Completed practice, proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.55am: Stopped picked up target

Number on sick list: 5


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30 November 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -9.0

2.40am: Sighted SS lights bg NWbN

3.0am: a/c N62W to close

3.15am: Examined by searchlight found to be Norwegian SS “Kronprinzessin Victoria”, too rough to board proceeded as reqt keeping in touch with her

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers, attempted to communicate by signal with SS failed to obtain answer

9.50am: Parted company from SS proceeded S67E 12 kts

9.30pm: Myggenaes Lt bore N62E



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1915


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Weather instrument page


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1 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -7.3

1.30am: Lost sight of Myggenaes Lt bg N22E

3.45am: Sounded without obtaining bottom

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Patia” N30W & HMS “Victorian” NW; “Patia” & “Victorian” closed

10.35am: Stopped communicated with “Patia” & “Victorian”

11.36am: Proceeded SE 10 kts “Patia” parted company Southd “Victorian” in company

1.30pm: a/c North reduced to 8 kts Sumbo Hd bore S70E 10’ “Victorian” parted company NWd

5.0pm: Sighted number of fishing inshore bg ENE


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2 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -7.6

10.0am: Rear Admiral De Chair CBMVO inspected ship and ship’s company at divisions

11.0am: Rear Admiral presented Distinguished Service Medal to the following CPO Treadway, Ldg Sea RNR, Lesslie ERAs RNR, Anderson, Tytler Ldg firemen, Miller & Gropper and General Service Medal to Chief Yeoman Grunn


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3 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -7.5

9.20am: Sighted HMS “Otway” bg WbN

9.50am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” N50E

Ordered “Otway” “Patuca” to take station 1 & 2 miles astern respectively

11.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”; “Otway” communicated by boat with “Patuca”

12.0pm: “Patuca” parted company Northd

12.10pm: Proceeded N67W 12 kts “Otway” parted company to examine trawler Eastd

1.20pm: a/c S67E to close “Otway” & communicated by signal

1.50pm: a/c N67W parted company from “Otway”

8.0pm: Challenged by reply to HMS “Otway”

8.35pm: Sighted SS Lts bg SSW

9.20pm: SS found to be trawler “Arabia” of Grimsby

10.45pm: Challenged received reply from HMS “Virginian”


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4 December 1915

Busta Voe

1.35pm: Sighted life saving raft a/c as reqt to close

1.45pm: Stopped picked up same. Raft found to be unmarked, except for makers name “Grayson”

7.15pm: Sighted Lts of SS S20W

8.30pm: Stopped boarded found to be Danish SS “Hellig Olav” from New York to Copenhagen. Sent Lieut Douglas RNVR, Sub Lieut Learmont RNR & 5 ratings as armed guard to take SS to Kirkwall

9.45pm: SS “Hellig Olav” proceeded


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5 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 56.6, Long -11.8

7.0am: Sighted SS lights bg SbW

9.30am: Closed SS found to be British SS “Honora” from Liverpool to Arcangel with munitions & troops. Allowed her to proceed (not boarded)

8.30pm: Wind dropped

8.45pm: Commenced to blow from S

9.0pm: Burned navigation lights owing to proximity of HMS “Almanzora”


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6 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.2, Long -6.0

9.10am: Sighted 2 four funnelled Cruisers found to be HMS “Natal” and one other same class

10.15am: HMS “Diligence” passed steering NWestd

Hands preparing for coaling and as reqt

4.50pm: HMS “Teutonic” passed Northd

10.40pm: Stopped, picked up pilot

10.50pm: Proceeded as reqt up River


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7 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Weighed proceeded as reqt in charge of Pilot and tugs entering Sandon ½ tide basin

10.40am: Entered Sandon dock proceeded as reqt to Canada dock

12.15pm: Secured alongside in N° 2 Canada Dock

2.45pm: Commenced coaling shore labour

Mr Withers warrant Telegraphist left ship to join HMS “Vernon”

3 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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8 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling shore labour

Discharged 1 rating to RNB Devonport, 1 to marine barracks Forton and 1 to Hospital

Discharged 1 rating to the shore; hands returning empty coal bags & as reqt

Lieut Douglas RNVR, Sub Lieut Learmont & prize crew rejoined

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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9 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

Hands getting in sand and as reqt

6.0pm: Mid Campbell, McBryde, Howden, Frost RNR joined ship for passage


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10 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed getting in and stowing sand returning coal bags & as reqt

1.0pm: Mid McBride, Campbell, Howden Frost RNR discharged to HMS “Virginian” (rail to Thurso)

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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11 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.20am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to shore

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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13 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0pm: Commenced coaling

9.45pm: Small fire broke out in N° 2 hold caused by ignition of small coal bags extinguished almost immediately without doing apparent damages

4.30pm: Stopped coaling


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12 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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14 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Recommenced coaling

8.30am: 11 ratings joined from RNB

1.30pm: Discharged 3 ratings to Pembroke, 2 to “Vivid”, 1 to “Victory”

2.30pm: Finished coaling received 4413 tons


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15 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship


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16 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed provisioning ship & as reqt

Asst Payr RNR Booth joined ship


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17 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.30pm: Read warrants 60, 61, 62

5.30pm: 6 ratings joined for passage to HMS “Cedric”, 1 for HMS “Otway” 1 to HMS “Almanzora”

Sub Lieut Griffiths RNVR joined ship


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18 December 1915

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

R.C. Chaplain held service on board

3 ratings joined for passage to “Otway”, 1 to “Almanzora”

Discharged 1 rating to RNB Devonport

Hands preparing ship for sea

5.45pm: Pilot on board, tugs secured fore and aft

6.0pm: Cast off proceeded as reqt to Sandon ½ tide dock

7.30pm: Secured alongside SS “Saxonia”

8.40pm: Cast off proceeded as reqt into river

10.30pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

11.0pm: Commenced 3 leg 2 pt zigzag


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19 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 55.9, Long -7.0

4.40am: South Rk Lt abeam N83W 7’

8.0am: HMTBD “Dove” & “Dee” took station on either bow as escort

2.0pm: HMTBD “Dove” & “Dee” parted company to Southd

6.0pm: Reduced to 13 kts 2 leg 2 point zigzag


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20 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 58.5, Long -11.4

9.20am: Divisions & prayers, a/c as follows locating HMS “Hilary” by W/T Direction Finder

1.40pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary” S30E a/c as reqt to close

1.47pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hilary”

4.30pm: Switched on navigation lights

7.20pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand”

7.45pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian”


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21 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -10.2

9.15am: a/c N63E Sighted HMS “Otway” NE ordered her to close

9.25am: Sighted HMS “Cedric” ENE

9.40am: a/c NE ordered “Cedric” to close

9.55am: a/c as reqt closing “Otway”

10.30am: HMS “Cedric” closed; Commodore came on board to see R.A.

11.15am: Both Commodores left ship

11.30am: Proceeded N83E 12 kts “Otway” proceeded Southd “Cedric” proceeded Northd

3.45pm: Myggenaes Lt bore S50E


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22 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -5.2

3.0am: Sighted SS bg West

3.20am: a/c as reqt to close examined by searchlight found to be SS “Morning” of Dundee bound to Arcangel allowed to proceed

HMS “Almanzora” challenged - replied

2.15pm: Sighted landed indistinct believed to be Flugö Id S57W


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23 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -5.2

Hands at divisional drill & as reqt


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24 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -5.0

Hands employed cleaning ship

2.20pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” bg NbW

2.30pm: a/c N10W to close

2.50pm: a/c as reqt for communicating

3.0pm: Stopped, R.A. proceeded on board “Almanzora”

3.45pm: R.A. returned on board

4.0pm: Proceeded N79W 12 kts “Almanzora” parted company to Northd


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25 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -5.5

7.00am: a\c N59W incd 12 kts

9.40am: Divisions

Held Divine Service

10.45am: Sighted Fuglö Id West

6.50pm: Sighted Lt SEbE

8.18pm: Decd 10 kts Light proved to be from Stm trawler “Nubia” GY 1275 of Grimsby fishing


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26 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -5.3

6.30am: a\c N54W incd 12 kts

9.45am: Divisions

10.30am: Held Divine Service

12.50pm: Sighted Fuglö Id West

1.7pm: Sighted HMS “Andes”

1.15pm: a\c N10W to close

1.40pm: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Andes”

2.0pm: Proceeded N51W 12 kts “Andes” parted company to Southd


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27 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -5.0

Hands employed at divisional drill and cleaning ship

12.0am: Sighted Faeroes bg West


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28 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -5.9

Sighted several trawlers fishing close in under the land

12.20pm: Sighted armed trawler “Robert Smith” EbS

1.5pm: a/c N75E to close “Robert Smith”

1.30pm: Stopped, sent boat for Comd Officer of “Roland Smith” who came on board to receive orders

2.15pm: Comd Officer of “R. Smith” left ship

2.25pm: Hoisted seaboat proceeded N20W 12 kts “Robert Smith” parted company to Southd


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29 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -4.9

6.0am: a\c N59W Incd 12 kts

9.20am: Divisions. Read prayers

9.30am: a\c N50W

Hands employed at divisional drill and as reqt

11.30am: Sighted land N88W

12.30pm: a\c N59W

1.45pm: Sighted trawler WSW

6.0pm: a\c S59E reduced to 10 kts


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30 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -4.6

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” bg WNW

9.50am: Stopped “Motagua” closed & Captain came on board to see Rear Admiral

11.0am: Capt of “Motagua” left ship

11.10am: Proceeded N59W 12 kts “Motagua” parted company Westd


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31 December 1915

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -4.5

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt cleaning ship


Alsatian civilian service

HMS Alsatian in civilian service (Photo Ships)

THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALSATIAN 1916

JP map Alsatian 1916

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1916


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1 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -4.9

Hands employed cleaning ship


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2 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -3.8

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” N35W, “Patuca” closed proceeded in company 1’ NW of Flag

12.30pm: HMS “Patuca” parted company Southward

5.20pm: a/c North eased to 10 kts to close fishing vessel sighted to Northd

6.0pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt to close & board British trawler A 546 “Vale of Fruin” allowed to proceed (fishing on Flugö bank)

7.45pm: Sighted & challenged armed trawler “Robert Smith”

7.50pm: Stopped sent boat for C.O. of “Robert Smith”

8.50pm: Comd Officer of “Robert Smith” left ship


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3 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -3.0

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

5.30pm: Sighted several trawlers bg SSE

12.0pm: Loaded AI, BI, XII, YII & placed extra submarine look outs


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4 January 1916

Off St. Magnus Bay

9.0am: Sighted Eshaness Lt ahead

9.55am: a/c as reqt entering Swarbacks Minn

10.42am: Came to with Port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 90 fhms. Found here HMS “Patuca”, “Ebro”, “Gibraltar”, French AMS “Champagne” & colliers

3.0pm: Collier “Wychwood” secured alongside portside, collier “Bantfront” alongside Starbd side. Hands preparing for coaling


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5 January 1916

Busta Voe

8.25am: Commenced coaling assisted by 100 ratings from HMS “Gibraltar”

3.30pm: HMS “Patuca” shifted berth to NWd

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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6 January 1916

Busta Voe

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands coaling assisted by 100 ratings from HMS “Gibraltar”

12.40pm: Finished coaling recd 1201 tons in all

2.30pm: Cast off both colliers

3.30pm: Sailed MHS “Ebro” & “Patuca”


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7 January 1916

Busta Voe

8.40am: Arrived HMS “Patia” anchored in N° 1 berth

10.30am: Captain of French A.M.C “Champagne” came on board to see Rear Admiral

11.50am: Arrived HM Armed Boarding Steamer “Duke of Cornwall”

Hands cleaning ship


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8 January 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 61.0, Long -2.6

Hands employed cleaning ship & preparing for sea

3.50pm: Proceeded out of harbour Co & speed as reqt

4.10pm: Passed thro’ boom defence

5.0pm: Commenced 2 pt 3 leg zigzag


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9 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -5.1

11.50am: Sighted Faeroes indistinctly bg West

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” ENE a/c ENE

2.15pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”

2.50pm: Proceeded NW 12 kts “Orcoma” parted company Westd


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10 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -4.9

Hands at divisional drill & as reqt

3.0pm: Fuglö Id sighted bearing S73W

Number on sick list: 16


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11 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -5.7

2.55am: Sighted SS lights bg West

3.10am: Stopped switched on searchlights unable to read SS name

3.40am: Proceeded 10 kts S88E & as reqt following SS

7.30am: a/c S67E following SS

8.10am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” NEd

9.15am: Stopped found SS to be Swedish “Kronprinzessin Victoria” from Rio de Janeiro to Copenhagen with coffee etc. Placed armed guard Lieut Douglas RNVR Sub Lieut Griffiths & 4 men on board to take her to Lerwick

12.40pm: Sighted land to SWd

Number on sick list: 14


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12 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -6.0

6.0am: a/c N59W incd to 12 kts

9.0am: a/c S60W

9.50am: a/c S73W

9.30am: Divisions, read prayers. Hands at divisional drill & as reqt

11.35am: Sighted Fuglö Id S50W about 20’

12.40pm: a/c N73E reduced to 10 kts

1.15pm: a/c S40E

1.20pm: Incd 12 kts

2.5pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” S30E

2.18pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Motagua”

2.50pm: Proceeded S69E 12 kts “Motagua” parted company to Southd

Quarters a/c N34E eased to 10 kts

8.0pm: a/c S21W

11.30pm: a/c NbW

11.50pm: a/c North decd 9 kts

12.0pm: Incd to 12 kts

Number on sick list: 14


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13 January 1916

At Sea, North of Faeroe Islands

Lat 63 4N, Long -5 45W

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

12.35pm: Sighted Fuglö Id S60W


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14 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -5.1

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

11.0pm: a/c WNW wind & sea increasing


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15 January 1916

At Sea, North of Faeroe Islands

Lat 62.7, Long -6.7

Hands employed cleaning ship

12.15pm: Sighted Viderö Id SbW about 7’ distant


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16 January 1916

At Sea, North East of Faeroe Islands

Lat 61.0, Long -6.0

8.35am: a/c S73W

9.15am: Incd 12 kts

10.2am: Incd 15 kts

11.15am: a/c N85W

11.30am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” bg SW

11.31am: Sighted HMS “Alcantara” bg N30W a/c N30W

11.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Alcantara”

12.10am: Proceeded S60E 12 kts “Alcantara” in company

1.30pm: a/c N19E “Alcantara” parted company Eastward

3.55pm: Sighted land indistinctly NWd

4.0pm: Quarters

5.30pm: a/c NE Reduced to 10 kts

9.30pm: a/c S21W


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17 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -5.5

9.50am: Stopped, dropped target

9.51am: Carried out target practice. 1 inch aiming rifle from 6 inch & practice firing from 6 pdrs

11.45am: Stopped picked up target

4.0pm: Read warrant N° 64

9.0pm: a/c S24E commenced 2 pt zigzag ev. 15 min. Incd to 15 kts


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18 January 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -2.6

9.15am: Eshaness Lt SE, Eshaness Skerry S25E, a/c South Incd 16 kts

10.10am: Passed thro’ boom defence

10.40am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 6 shackled 90 fhms

Found here HMS “Gibraltar” & fleet auxiliaries

12.25pm: Arrived and anchored French armed merchant cruiser “Artois”

Hands preparing for coaling

Collier “Medborn” secured portside

Collier “Dalewood” Starbd side

4.0pm: Arrived HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

7.0pm: Lieuts Spencer, Wills, Joyson, Sub Lieuts Cleary, Coleman & Mid Arnot & 20 ratings being armed guards from “Hilary” joined for passage


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19 January 1916

Busta Voe

7.50am: Sailed HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

8.15am: Commenced coaling assisted by [ed. note: blank space] ratings from “Gibraltar”

10.30am: Captain of “Artois” French AMC came on board to see Rear Admiral

11.50am: HMS “Duke of Cornwall” returned sheltering from heavy weather

Fuel: Recd 684 tons of coal

French AMC “Artois” shifted back to Northward

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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20 January 1916

Busta Voe

8.0am: Commenced coaling

8.10am: Ratings from “Gibraltar” assisted in coaling

Fuel: received 522 tons of coal

2.30pm: Finished coaling, received [ed. note: blank space] tons

3.12pm: Cast off colliers


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21 January 1916

Busta Voe

8.0am: Hands employed clearing ship

9.0am: Collier proceeding alongside “Artois” appeared to collide with her, colliers stem striking “Artois” on Port bow

9.10am: Sailed HMS “Duke of Cornwall”


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22 January 1916

Busta Voe

9.0am: Divisions service wearing clothing oilskins, etc

10.15am: Shortened in and weighed Port anchor

Hands hoisting boats and preparing for sea

Lieut Kenyon RN left ship lent to French AMC “Artois”

4.0pm: Quarters; shortened in on Starbd cable

4.25pm: Weighed proceeded out of harbour 15 kts co. as reqt

Note: Owing to damage, gate of boom could not be opened so was towed to allow ship to pass out


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23 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -5.8

1.45pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” ahead

1.53pm: a/c N62W HMS “Almanzora” in company 4 cables astern

3.30pm: a/c NE “Almanzora” in company

4.50pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Almanzora”. Discharging Lieut Spencer, Wills, Joyson RNR. Sub Lts Coleman, Cleary & Mid Arnot and HMS “Hilary” armed guards to “Almanzora” for passage

6.40pm: Proceeded N72E 10 kts “Almanzora” parted company to Southd

Number on sick list: 13


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24 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -5.6

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

Hauled in log to repair electric receiver streamed ordinary trident

1.45pm: Hauled in Trident log streamed electric log reset chart house receiver

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” SWbW ordered her to close

4.0pm: a/c N40W “Otway” in company

4.35pm: Flugö bore N60W 3’ stopped communicated with “Otway”

4.50pm: Proceeded S83E 10 kts “Otway” parted company Northd

Number on sick list: 13


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25 January 1916

At Sea, cruising to East of Faeroe Ids

Lat 61.6, Long -5.3

10.15am: Secured hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

10.15pm: Nolso Lt bore N70W

Number on sick list: 11


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26 January 1916

At Sea, cruising to E & N of Faeroe Ids

Lat 61.8, Long -5.8

10.30am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” ESE

10.40am: Shaped course ESE to close

11.20am: Stopped communicated with “Orcoma”

11.40am: Proceeded N36E 12 kts “Orcoma” parted company to Southd

Number on sick list: 10


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27 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -7.0

Hands at divisional drill & as reqt

1.15pm: Sighted Fuglö Id S15W


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28 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -6.3

10.10am: Sighted South of Sydero WNW

10.50am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” NNE

11.15am: Stopped communicated with “Victorian” Lieut Davidson RNVR, Mr Ross Warrant Tel joined ship. Lieut Douglas RNVR & armed guard rejoined

11.40am: Proceeded S63E 12 kts “Victorian” parted company NEd

1.35pm: a/c N55E Sighted HMS “Ebro” ENE

1.45pm: Stopped communicated with “Ebro”

2.40pm: Proceeded N30E 12 kts “Ebro” parted company Southward


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29 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -6.9

Hands employed cleaning ships

3.45pm: Sighted C. Myling bg S40W


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30 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -6.6

7.30am: Sighted Flugö Id S15W

9.45am: Proceeded as reqt swinging ship for adjustment of compasses

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board

4.0pm: Sighted land indistinctly bg S8W


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31 January 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -6.0

6.20am: Sighted SS Lts NW

6.50am: a/c N34W increased to 10 kts to close

7.10am: a/c S12E following SS speed as reqt 9-11 kts

8.50am: SS found to be Danish SS “Godafoss” from Iceland to Copenhagen via Lerwick

9.55am: Ordered “Godafoss” to stop

10.0am: Stopped sent Sub Lt Griffiths RNVR & 5 ratings to take her to Lerwick

11.50am: Sighted Flugö Id SW ½ S




LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1916


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Barometer, Thermometers for Air Temperature, Thermometer for Sea Temperature


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1 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -8.2

9.20am: Divisions read prayers

9.50am: Secured Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

4.0pm: Quarters, Read warrant N° 65


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2 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -8.1

9.50am: Exd hands at collision stations

9.52am: Stopped to bend bottom line. Secured for G.Q.s proceeded N80W 12kts

6.20pm: Sighted SS Lts bg N

7.20pm: Stopped boarded SS found to be British trawler “Leonata” of Hull allowed her to proceed

8.0pm: Sighted SS Lts ahead

8.20pm: Found to be British trawler “Octavia” H876: allowed her to proceed


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3 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -6.3

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

4.0pm: Quarters


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4 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -6.6

11.25am: Sighted Myggenaes S20W


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5 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -10.5

Hands employed cleaning ship

4.0pm: Quarters


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6 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.1, Long -11.6

Very heavy swells throughout the watch

9.45am: Divisions, read prayers

Ship rolling heavily max 30° to port 25° to starboard


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7 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.8, Long -6.8

5.0am: Sighted Barra Hd Lt S40E

7.35am: Sighted Barra Hd Lt abeam

1.0pm: Sighted Rathlin Id S35E

6.10pm: Sighted Mull of Galloway East 11’

7.10pm: Sighted Chickens S2E


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8 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.57am: Stopped came to with both anchors veered to 60 fhms on each

12.55pm: Weighed proceeded as reqt for entering Sandon basin

2.20pm: Passed into Sandon basin proceeded into Sandon dock

3.20pm: Secured alongside in Sandon Dock

6.0pm: Lieut Kenyon RN rejoined from French AMC “Artois”

8.0pm: Commenced coaling shore labour

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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9 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Discovered small fire in shaft tunnel immediately extinguished. Examined magazines temperature normal

5.0pm: Sub Lieut Larner RNVR joined ship

7.0pm: Mr Hirst gunner RN & 3 ratings joined from French AMC “Artois”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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10 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Sub Lieuts RNVR Champion & Robinson joined ship

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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11 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Hands provisioning ship

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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12 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Mr Wright, Clerk RN joined ship

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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13 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church party

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list: 4


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14 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 5


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15 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Engineer Lieut Comdr Bell joined ship

6.0pm: Stopped coaling

9.20pm: Discharged one rating to Inverness for disposal

Number on sick list: 4


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16 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed provisioning ship & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 5


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17 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0pm: Recommenced coaling

2.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to RNB Chatham, 1 rating to RNB Devonport

8.45pm: Stopped coaling

7 ratings joined from RNB Devonport

Number on sick list: 5


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18 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 7 ratings to RNB Devonport, 2 ratings to RNB Chatham, 1 rating to RNB Portsmouth

9.20am: Finished coaling recd 4092 tons

11.30am: 1 rating joined from shore

9.30pm: 1 private RMLI joined from Forton Barracks

Number on sick list: 4


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19 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship

Discharged Mr Hirst gunner RN to Whale Island

Number on sick list: 3


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20 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Held Divine Service

9.0am: Landed R.C. Church parties

Number on sick list: 3


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21 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Lieut Bray RNVR joined ship

Sub Lieut Harrison RNVR joined ship

Sub Lieuts Huntingdon, McKavin joined for passage to “Teutonic”

2 ratings joined for passage to “Teutonic”

2 ratings joined for passage to “Otway”

3.30pm: Discharged Engr Comdr Fletcher RN to Admiralty for disposal

Number on sick list: 1


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22 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.4, Long -5.2

11.5am: Discharged 1 rating to RNB D’port

11.30am: Tugs secured ahead & astern

11.45am: Cast off proceeded in charge of pilot & tugs to Sandon basin

12.55pm: Proceeded down river Co & speed as reqt

2.28pm: Formby Lt V abeam, stopped, dropped pilot

2.25pm: Passed HMS “Gloucestershire” bound inwards

2.30pm: Commenced 3 leg 2 pt zigzag HMS “Dee” took station ahead as escort

4.40pm: Sighted Isle of Man to Northd

6.30pm: HMS “Dee” parted company

11.50pm: Passed Auxly patrol vessels, challenged & replied

Number on sick list: 4


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23 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -8.3

12.12am: Sighted Mull of Carlyle abeam 1'

1.0am: Oversay Lt N17W a/c N55W 3 leg 2 pt z.z.

1.20am: Otter Rk Lt N35E

2.30am: Oversay Lt N75E 11’

4.10am: Sighted Skerryvore N34E

4.15am: Passed auxly patrol vessel

6.55am: Passed Danish sail vessel “AERO” bound Westd

11.0pm: Sighted SS Lts SEbE

11.50pm: a/c as reqt to close; fired 2 blank charges ordering SS to stop


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24 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -11.1

12.10am: SS proved to be Fleet Oiler “Danubian” (No.65)

12.15am: Stopped sent boarding boat

12.20am: Recd signal stating that SS “Nubian” [Danubian] had already been boarded. Allowed “Danubian” to proceed. Recalled seaboat

9.5am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” N40E

9.10am: Sighted HMS “Otway” East

9.30am: a/c NE “Otway” “Teutonic” took station 5 cables SE & NW respectively

10.0am: Stopped. Both Commodores came on board to see Rear Admiral

11.10am: Stationed “Otway” “Teutonic” 2’ SE, NW proceeded 13 kts NE 3 leg 2 pt zigzag

12.0pm: “Otway”, “Teutonic” closed to 5 cables

12.10pm: Stopped. Commodores left ship

12.40pm: Proceeded N58E 13 kts “Otway” parted company ESE, “Teutonic” parted company E

1.10pm: Sighted floating course circled round and sank same by rifle fire

11.55pm: Sighted SS Lts N80W


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25 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -8.1

12.40am: Reduced to slow, fired 2 blanks; stopped SS proved to be Danish SS “Holar” already boarded: allowed her to proceed

5.10pm: Sighted fisherman’s buoy circled round sank by rifle fire


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26 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -9.5

2.38pm: Sighted trawler SW steering SE

4.35pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” ahead

5.17pm: Stopped, R.A. proceeded on board HMS “Otway”

5.25pm: Proceeded as reqt to take station WNW 2’ from “Otway”

5.35pm: Proceeded S23W in company with “Otway” 14 kts

6.23pm: Closed to 5 cable from “Otway”

6.15pm: “Otway” stopped

6.25pm: Stopped. R.A. returned to “Alsatian”

6.45pm: Proceeded S23W 15 kts “Otway” parted company to Northd


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27 February 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -8.4

12.30am: Sighted SS steaming Northd

11.40am: Sighted Barra Hd S72E

2.15pm: Sighted large 2 funnelled SS steaming to NW a/c S56W to close proved to be SS “Lapland”

3.5pm: Sighted Skerryvore Lt Ho S21E

6.10pm: Sighted Oversay Lt N89E

6.45pm:Sighted Altacarry Hd Lt S30E

7.15pm: Sighted Mull of Cantyrew Lt S46E

8.20pm: Obs. Lts of auxly Patrol vessels close on Port bow a/c EbN

9.40pm: Sighted Corsewall Pt bore S39E


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28 February 1916

Liverpool

2.0am: Sighted Chickens Rk Lt

6.3am: Stopped, picked up pilot

Hands preparing for entering basin & for coaling

5.15pm: Weighed proceeded as reqt in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon basin

6.15pm: Entered Sandon basin

6.30pm: Secured alongside West wall Sandon ½ tide basin

One bugler RMLI joined from RMLI depot Plymouth


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29 February 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Commenced coaling (shore gang)

5.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night



LOGS FOR MARCH 1916


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1 March 1916

Sandon

5.0am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot into Sandon Dock

7.0am: Secured in Sandon Dock. While being placed gangway took charge & fell into dock subsequently recovered slightly damaged

8.0am: Commenced coaling (shore gang)

8.0pm: Finished coaling recd [ed. note: blank space] tons

Number on sick list: 2


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2 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt dismounting 6 in guns

Vice Admiral Tupper CVO came on board to see Rear Admiral

Read warrant N° 66


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3 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands dismounting guns

1 rating joined from RNB Devonport


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4 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Rear Admiral Dudley De Chair KCB left ship to take up appointment at Foreign Office. Fleet Paymaster Lawford left ship accompanying Rear Admiral

2.0pm: Prepared to shift berth

4.0pm: Order to shift berth cancelled, resecured ship


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5 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Landed R.C. Church party


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6 March 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shifted berth from NW corner to SE corner alongside HMS “Himalaya”

When securing alongside, stern took against bow of SS [ed. note: blank space] slightly damaging three stanchions

Vice Admiral C. Tupper took over command

HMS “Orcoma” hoisted flag of Vice Admiral Tupper CVO

7.0pm: Struck flag of R.A. Sir Dudley De Chair KCB broke flag of Vice Admiral Tupper CVO

“Orcoma” hauled down V.A.s flag

7.30pm: Vice Admiral C Tupper CVO took over command of 10th Cruiser Squadron & joined ship


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7 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.3, Long -5.1

Hands employed preparing for sea and as reqt

10.45am: Mr Glanville, clerk RN, joined ship

12.30pm: Tugs secured fore and aft

1.20pm: Proceeded down river Co & speed as reqt

2.20pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

3.0pm: Commenced 3 leg 2 pt zigzag HMS “Dove” took station ahead as escort

7.0pm: HMS “Dove” parted company


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8 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.1, Long -10.2

5.30am: Commenced 3 leg s pt z.z.

9.0am: Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0pm: Sighted sail NbW

11.20pm: Examined sail by searchlight proved to be American Barque “Dirigo” with armed guard on board


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9 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -12.0

8.30am: Sighted HMS “Mantua” North

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” N40E

9.47am: Stopped, Captain of “Mantua” came on board to see Vice Admiral

10.20am: Capt of “Mantua” left ship

10.15am: Proceeded as reqd to close “Teutonic’s” boat

10.40am: Stopped. Commodore came on board to see Vice Admiral; HMS “Mantua” parted company Southd

11.30am: Commodore left ship

11.35am: Proceeded N52E 13 kts “Teutonic” parted company Eastd

4.0pm: Quarters, Read warrant N° 68

4.30pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” NE steered steady course

5.0pm: Stopped, “Motagua” closed. Capt came on board to see VA

5.45pm: Capt of “Motagua” left ship. Sighted HMS “Patia” NE

5.50pm: Proceeded as reqt to close “Patia”

6.15pm: Stopped, Capt of “Patia” came on board to see VA

6.25pm: Captain of “Patia” left ship

Number on sick list: 5


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10 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -8.8

3.0pm: Sighted land (indistinct) S55E

4.12pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SEbE

5.0pm: Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Teutonic”

6.20pm: Vice Admiral returned on board proceeded N27W 13 kts pt 3 legs z.z. HMS “Teutonic” parted company Southd


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11 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -11.4

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” SSW

10.45am: Stopped, Captain of “Moldavia” came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.25am: Capt of “Moldavia” left ship

11.30am: Proceeded N67E 12 kts “Moldavia” parted company to Westd

7.5pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola”

Number on sick list: 9


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12 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -7.7

Vice Admiral inspected ship and ship’s company at divisions

7.30pm: Sighted plank with small staff

7.40pm: a/c to close same unable to locate


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13 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -9.5

9.50am: Sighted HMS “Patia” S40E proceeded S35E 13 kts to close

10.30am: “Patia” took station astern

10.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”

11.10am: Proceeded W 13 kts “Patia” parted company to Eastward

Number on sick list: 6


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14 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -9.1

9.55am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt 13 kts carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice from 6 pdrs. Exd General Quarters

11.15am: Stopped picked up target

2.0pm: Sighted trawler S55W

2.10pm: a/c S35E to close

2.50pm: a/c South Trawler found to be Danish “EENDRACHT II” with armed guard from “Ebro” on board


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15 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -12.4

10.25am: Sighted trawler WNW

11.23am: a/c as reqt to close trawler found to be British stm trawler “Antonio” from Iceland with fish

11.30am: Stopped boarded trawler purchased [ed note: ‘obtained’ is scribbled out] some fish. Allowed trawler to proceed

1.40pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” W ½ S

2.20pm: a/c as reqt to close “Virginian”

3.30pm: Captain of “Virginian” came on board to see Vice Admiral

2.30pm: Capt of “Virginian” left ship

3.35pm: Proceeded N25E 13 kts “Virginian” parted company Southward


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16 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -10.1

Hauled in P.L. to examine rotator

1.30pm: Sighted smoke S60W

1.45pm: Vessel proved to be trawler


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17 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -10.1

3.15pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” ESE a/c S68E to close

3.45pm: Stopped, Captain of “Changuinola” came on board to see Vice Admiral

4.40pm: Captain of “Changuinola” left ship

4.45pm: Proceeded S68W 12 kts HMS “Changuinola” parted company to Northward


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18 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -11.0

10.25am: Sighted HMS “Columbella”

10.30am: a/c N20W to close

11.0am: Stopped Captain of “Columbella” came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.50am: Captain of “Columbella” left ship

12.15pm: HMS “Columbella” parted company to SEd

9.0pm: Sighted SS lights S55W a/c S55W

9.45pm: a/c as reqt to close found to be Sm trawler “Aisne” of Hull allowed her to proceed

10.0pm: Proceeded EbS 15 kts to examine vessel showing no lights

10.35pm: Vessel proved to be trawler “Tatiana” of Grimsby allowed her to proceed

Note: Both these trawlers had already been examined by ships of 10th C.S. & were bearing South


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19 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.5, Long -13.4

10.30am: Held Divine Service


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20 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -13.8

10.30am: Sighted smoke to Northd a/c N58E incd 12 kts

11.35am: a/c N5W to close vessel

1.15pm: Stopped boarded vessel found to be British Stm trawler “Isobel” of Hull. Allowed her to proceed

1.45pm: Proceeded N22W 12 kts. Sighted Oraefajokull mountain NNW about 90 miles

3.15pm: Sighted trawler NbW

4.20pm: Stopped boarded Stm trawler “General Gordon” of Hull. Allowed trawler to proceed

7.0pm: Oraefajokull NNW about 38 miles a/c South

Number on sick list: 5


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21 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -14.2

3.0am: Sighted SS bg SWbW

3.35am: a/c SWbS SS found to be Danish SS “Skalholt” bound to Leith already examined by HMS “Moldavia”

5.40pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” WbS a/c N80W Incd 15 kts to close “Otway”

6.10pm: Sighted sail SWbS (already examined by “Otway”)

6.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

7.0pm: Proceeded N80E 12 kts “Otway” in company

7.15pm: “Otway” parted company to Northward


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22 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -13.4

12.15am: Sighted SS bg NEbE

12.30am: Vessel signalled her name “Drammensfiord” bound from Kirkwall to Philadelphia

1.37am: Proceeded 9 kts N80W following SS about 4 miles distant

6.0am: Ordered SS to stop proceeded as reqt taking up position ahead of her passing her 2’ distant

4.0am: Stopped boarded SS found to be Norwegian “Drammensfiord” bound to Philadelphia found all correct allowed her to proceed

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” WNW

10.0pm: Electric receiver P.L. disabled log read from aft


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23 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -6.7

10.15am: Sighted Sydero NEbE

12.15pm: Passed British Sm trawler “Ladas” GY 282; too rough to board

10.30pm: Burned dim navigation lights


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24 March 1916

Swarbacks Minn

3.0am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” SW

4.10am: a/c S40E HMS “Patuca” took station aster

4.30am: a/c as reqt entering Swarbacks Minn

5.45am: HMS “Patuca” anchored in N° 3 berth

6.30am: Collier “Witchwood” secured alongside Starbd side & collier “Burnholm” alongside port side

8.0am: Commenced coaling assisted by ratings from HMS “Gibraltar”

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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25 March 1916

Busta Voe

6.10am: Arrived & anchored in Olna Firth HMS “Virginian”

10.20am: Finished coaling received 1196 tons

11.0am: Both colliers cast off

7.15pm: French AMC “Artois” sailed


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26 March 1916

Swarbacks Minn

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board


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27 March 1916

Busta Voe

10.0am: Exercised abandon ship station sent boats away exercising under sail. N° 11 boat driven ashore to North of Herden Ness towed off by stm pinnace apparently undamaged

Hoisted & secured boats

7.25pm: Weighed Starbd anchor proceeded full speed as reqt out of harbour

7.35pm: Passed thro’ boom defence


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28 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -4.0

Ship rolling heavily throughout watch. Max 30° to Port, 20° to Starbd

6.0pm: Sighted Flugö Id N78W


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29 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -9.6

6.55pm: Sighted smoke SE

7.5pm: Proved to be trawler a/c South


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30 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -9.8

10.0am: Exd hands at rifle drill, fired rounds of ammunition which had become damp

3.10pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” SE

3.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”

4.18pm: Proceeded N80E 13 kts “Virginian” parted company to Northward

9.40pm: Wireless aerial carried away

9.50pm: a/c N68W reduced to slow, repairing wireless aerial


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31 March 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -10.9

6.0am: Hands fitting new wireless aerial

8.55am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” SW

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers, ordered “Victorian” to close

9.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Victorian”; Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

Exd General Quarters carried out gunlying exercise with “Victorian”

11.0am: Captain of “Victorian” left ship; proceeded N28W 13 kts “Victorian” parted company to Northd

2.15am: a/c NE stopped to fit new wireless aerial

2.20pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” NWbN ordered her to close

3.30am: “Almanzora” stopped, Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

5.15pm: Captain of “Almanzora” left ship

5.20pm: Proceeded SE 13 kts “Almanzora” parted company to Northd

Number on sick list: 7



LOGS FOR APRIL 1916


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1 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -8.6

8.25am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SSE

9.15am: Stopped communicated by boat with HMS “Teutonic” received 5 ratings and 2 for passage to HMS “Otway”

10.15am: Proceeded S42E 12 kts HMS “Teutonic” parted company to Northward

2.15pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” S70E a/c S77E to close

2.35pm: a/c as reqt closing “Hildebrand”

2.40pm: Stopped, Captain of “Hildebrand” came on board to see Vice Admiral

4.0pm: Evening Quarters; Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship

4.10pm: Proceeded N67W 13 kts HMS “Hildebrand” parted company to Northd

Number on sick list: 8


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2 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.8, Long -9.8

10.55am: Obtained bearings of HMS “Andes” by W/T Direction Finder

11.0am: a/c N 50 W to close “Andes”

2.25pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” NWbW

2.45pm: Stopped, Captain of HMS “Andes” came on board to see Vice Admiral

4.55pm: Captain of “Andes” left ship

5.0pm: Proceeded South 13 kts, “Andes” parted company to Northward


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3 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.3, Long -10.0

Hands employed at divisional drills & as reqt

2.55pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” WNW a/c N70W to close

3.40pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Otway”. Discharged 3 ratings to “Otway”

5.50pm: Vice Admiral returned on board

5.55pm: Proceeded N72E 13 kts HMS “Otway” parted company to Southward

7.30pm: Passed British sm trawler “Robina” of Grimsby bound Northward


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4 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.9, Long -9.9

7.0pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” N70W

7.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Moldavia”

8.5pm: Proceeded East 13 knots HMS “Moldavia” parted company to SEd


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5 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -9.1

12.30am: Sighted SS light SSW

1.10am: SS proved to be British Stm trawler “Pacific” bound North allowed to proceed

9.40am: Dropped target, proceeded 13 kts as reqt, carried out 1” aiming rifle from 6 inch & .45 aiming rifle from 6 pdrs


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6 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.1, Long -9.9

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

8.40pm: Sighted Sail SW

9.15pm: Found to be Danish trawler TG310 proceeding Northward, allowed her to proceed

10.30pm: Sighted SS SbE

11.30pm: a/c S65E vessel proved to be British trawler “Conan Doyle” H240 bound Northds allowed to proceed


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7 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -13.9

1.40am: Sighted SS Lts South

2.0am: a/c N60W vessel proved to be British Stm trawler “George Melburn”

Hands employed cleaning ship & refitting & as reqt


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8 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.7, Long -13.5

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Gloucestershire”

10.45am: a/c WSW “Gloucestershire” took station NE 1’ communicated by signals with her

11.50am: a/c East incd 12 kts “Gloucestershire” parted company to SW


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9 March [April] 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -6.4

8.30am: a/c S40W incd 12kts to close Stm Trawler found to be British “Maggie Ross” bound North

7.30pm: Sighted Topsail schooner N30E

8.25pm: Stopped launched boarding boat, but sea too rough to permit boarding schooner proved to be Danish "Kasen" from Dysant to Faeroes

9.0pm: Hoisted boarding boat proceeded S52E 16 kts


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10 April 1916

Busta Voe

1.50am: Sighted Eshaness Lt S56E

3.45am: Sighted Muckle Roe Lt abeam reduced to slow

4.0am: Passed boom defence

4.15am: Stopped came to with port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 90 fhms. Hands preparing for coaling. Found here HMS “Orcoma”

6.30am: Colliers “Westwood” and “Excellent” secured alongside rigged coaling whips

8.10am: Commenced coaling assisted by coaling party from “Gibraltar”

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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11 April 1916

Busta Voe

6.30am: Arrived & anchored HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

8.0am: Hands coaling ship assisted by party from HMS “Gibraltar”

12.0am: Finished coaling received [ed. note: blank space] tons

Fuel: Recd 537 tons of coal

1.30pm: Colliers cast off

4.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to “Duke of Cornwall” for passage to HMS “Eagle”


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12 April 1916

Busta Voe

4.20am: Arrived and anchored HMS “Otway” and French AMC “Artois”

Hands cleaning ship


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13 April 1916

Busta Voe

4.0am: Arrived HMS “Victorian”

10.10am: Discharged Lieut Douglas RNVR & 4 ratings to HMS “Brilliant” for armed guard duty

5.0pm: 1 rating (chief yeoman of signals) joined from HMS “Artois”. Hands preparing for sea

8.25pm: Proceeded out of harbour

8.45pm: Passed boom defence

8.50pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam shaped Co N35W thro’ swept channel 16 kts

9.30pm Eshaness Lt abeam 4’


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14 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -6.2

4.35am: Sighted sail WbS

5.35am: Stopped boarded Swedish schooner “Dag” from Gothenberg to Dakar, all correct allowed to proceed

6.25am: Proceeded NW 3 leg 2 pt zigzag to close sail sighted to Northward

7.15am: Stopped boarded Swedish Barque “Jonstorp” from Hartlepool to Tenerife, all correct allowed to proceed

11.50am: Sighted South Pt of Sydero NbW about 25’

4.0pm: a/c S25W to investigate smoke to Southward

4.35pm: a/c SW vessel proved to be British St trawler “Pretoria” bound to Iceland


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15 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -14.2

6.0am: Sighted HMS “Hilary” S40W

9.20am: Stationed “Hilary” 5’ on Port beam

10.30am: “Hilary” closed to 1 mile

11.0am: Vice Admiral left ship proceeded on board “Hilary”. “Hilary” hoisted “Alsatian’s” boat, both sips proceeded N85W 13 kts

11.45am: a/c as reqt to close “Hilary”

12.0pm: Vice Admiral returned on board

12.30pm: Proceeded S56W 13 kts “Hilary” parted company to Southward

1.12pm: Sighted HMS “Glostershire” South

1.25pm: a/c SW to close

2.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board of “Glostershire”. “Glostershire” hoisted “Alsatian” boat. Both ships proceeded N85W 3 leg 2 pt zigzag

4.0pm: a/c as reqt to close “Glostershire”

4.15pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

4.20pm: Proceeded N65W 13 kts “Glostershire” parted company to Southward


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16 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -14.8

10.25am: a/c N15E to find HMS “Ebro” using W/T direction finder

10.30am: Divisions, Vice Admiral Topper presented Distinguished Service Medals to Yeoman Gunn & P.O I Hodges

11.50am: Sighted HMS “Ebro” NNW distant 2’

11.50am: Stopped

12.0pm: Proceeded N85W 10 kts “Ebro” in company

12.55pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board of “Ebro”

2.35pm: Vice Admiral returned on board

3.35pm: a/c S75W “Ebro” parted company Northward

5.20pm: Sighted HMS “Orotava” S40W a/c S40W to close

5.35pm: a/c South “Orotava” in company

5.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Orotava”

7.10pm: Vice Admiral returned on board

7.25pm: Proceeded N30W 13 kts “Orotava” parted company Southward


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17 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -13.5

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

Number on sick list: 8


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18 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -13.4

9.0am: Incd 13 kts commenced 3 leg 2 pt zigzag

10.15am: Hands employed at divisional drill

2.55pm: Sighted SS bg NbW

3.15pm: a/c as reqt to close SS found to be Danish SS “Stella” from Iceland to Newcastle with armed guard on board

4.30pm: Sighted Sail W ½ S

4.45pm: a/c SW. Sail proved to be Norwegian barque “Dorade” already examined


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19 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -12.1

9.30am: Stopped dropped target

9.40am: Proceeded 15 kts as reqt carrying out practice firing from 6 in (7 rounds per gun from Port guns 1 round per gun from Starbd) 8 rounds per gun from 6 pdr

10.40am: Completed practice picked up target

Note: Mercurial Barometer broken while unshipped for firing N° 1032 Kelvin & White


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20 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -12.5

9.0am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SbW

10.0am: a/c S60W to close

10.25am: Stopped

11.0am: Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Teutonic”. “Teutonic” hoisted “Alsatian’s” boat

11.15am: Proceeded N67W 12 kts 2’ astern of “Teutonic”

12.5pm: Stopped

12.25pm: Vice Admiral returned on board

12.30pm: Proceeded N24E slow speed while securing foremost guns

12.40pm: Incd 13 kts “Teutonic” parted company SWd


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21 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.7, Long -13.9

11.20am: Sighted SS WSW

11.40am: a/c SW to close

12.5pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Haugastol” from New Orleans to Christiania. Sent Lieut Griffiths RNVR and armed guard (4) to take her to Kirkwall

1.15pm: Proceeded S30E to close HMS “Mantua”. Sighted HMS “Glostershire” to Northward; communicated with her by signal

1.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Mantua”

2.25pm: Proceeded S30E astern of “Mantua”; sighted HMS “Patuca” ahead. “Patuca” took station astern of “Alsatian”

3.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patuca”

3.40pm: Vice Admiral returned on board; HMS “Mantua” parted company to Eastd

4.0pm: Proceeded N85W 13 kts “Patuca” in company to investigate SS to Westward

4.50pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Sundland” from Baltimore to Bergen; sent Sub Lieut. Adams & armed guard (4) to take her to Kirkwall. Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Patuca”

6.0pm: Vice Admiral returned on board; “Patuca” proceeded Southd to examine SS

6.35pm: Stopped in company with “Patuca”, SS proved to be British SS “Swift Wings” bound for Baltimore; allowed to proceed

7.30pm: Proceeded NW 13 kts 3 leg 2 pt zigzag. “Patuca” parted company Westd

10.50pm: Sighted SS WbS

Number on sick list: 8


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22 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.3, Long -12.2

12.0am: Stopped boarded SS found to be Dutch SS “Selene” from Philadelphia to Aalsund via Kirkwall, sent Sub Lieut Elliot & armed guard (4) to take her to Kirkwall

9.5am: Stopped obtained bearing of “Patia” by W/T Direction Finder

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Patia” South

10.5am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Patia”; “Patia” hoisted “Alsatian” boat

11.0am: Proceeded West 13 kts 2 pt zigzag in station astern of “Patia”

12.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.15pm: Proceeded S26W 13 kts “Patia” parted company to the Westward

Number on sick list: 8


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23 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -12.6

10.15am: Sighted HMS “Hindustan” WSW steering NNE

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board


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24 April 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.5, Long -7.8

6.35am: Passed British SS “Cape Corso” bound West

Hands preparing for coaling & as reqt

1.3pm: Inishtrahull Lt bore NE 1 ½ miles

8.30pm: a/c S10W reduced to 14 kts, visibility 1-2 miles; switched on Navigation Lts

9.55pm: Sighted Chickens Rk Lt S10W 4’


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25 April 1916

Sandon Dock, Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.0am: Stopped picked up pilot

4.0am: Proceeded as reqt entering Sandon Dock tugs secured fore & aft

6.45am: Secured alongside in Sandon Dock

8.0am: Lieut Griffiths & armed guard rejoined ship

Hands prepared for coaling

Discharged one rating to RNB Devonport

2.0pm: Commenced coaling shore labour

3.20pm: Sub Lieut Adams RNR & armed guard rejoined

8.0pm: Stopped coaling


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26 April 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

4.30pm: Sub Lieut Elliot & armed guard returned on board

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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27 April 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.50am: Recommenced coaling

Hands returning stores & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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28 April 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.45am: Discharged 1 rating to Portsmouth Dockyard

Hands employed painting ship & as reqt

10.0pm: Recommenced [ed. note: possibly ‘Stopped’] coaling


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29 April 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed painting ship & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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30 April 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Landed R.C. Church party

10.35am: Held divine Service



LOGS FOR MAY 1916


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1 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed painting ship & as reqt

11.30am: Hands preparing to shift berth

12.30pm: Cast off & proceeded in charge of pilot & tugs to Canada Dock


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2 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

8.45am: 12 ratings joined ship

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning & painting ship

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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3 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.50am: Recommenced coaling

5.0pm: Finished coaling, recd 4573 tons


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4 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.15am: Hands employed painting, getting out 6 in shell & getting in 6 in high explosion shell


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5 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands provisioning & painting ship


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6 May 1916

Liverpool

Lat 54.1, Long -5.2

Hands preparing for sea

10.10am: Cast off proceeded in charge of pilot & tugs to Sandon ½ tide Basin

11.12am: Secured alongside SS “Mauretania” in Sandon ½ tide basin

1.15pm: Cast off proceeded into River

2.2pm: Stoker Flyn jumped overboard rescued by tug “Otter”

3.10pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

3.30pm: HMTBD “Camaleon” escorting “Olympic” passed bound SE

7.27pm: Chickens N87E dist 7’


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7 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -10.5

12.0am: a/c as reqt passing auxiliary patrol craft & navigating clear to avoid prohibited area in North Channel

12.43am: Mull of Cantyre Lt abeam 1.2’. Found patrol vessels to East of Area. Courses as reqt clearing them

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” WbS

3.0pm: Sighted 3 masted schooner bg North

3.50pm: a/c N22E stopped schooner found to be Danish “Laurits” from Lisbon to Copenhagen

4.30pm: Sent Lieut Douglas RNVR & 3 hands to take to Stornoway or other British port

Number on sick list: 6


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8 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -10.5

3.30am: Sighted HMS “Andes”

4.20am: Sighted HMS “Changuinola”

5.50am: Sighted stranger bg W

6.0am: a/c N78W to close Vessel proved to be Norwegian SS “Bratland” with armed guard on board

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” NbE ½ E

3.50pm: “Teutonic” took station on Port Quarter 3 cables

4.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with HMS “Teutonic”

5.10pm: Hoisted seaboat proceeded North 13 kts “Teutonic” in company

5.40pm: a/c N70E to close sail to Eastd

6.0pm: a/c North. Detached “Teutonic” to examine sail & then proceeded in execution of previous orders


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9 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -12.8

3.15pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” WSW

3.40pm: a/c S80W “Virginian” astern 1’

4.25pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Virginian”. “Virginian” hoisted “Alsatian’s” boat

4.50pm: Took station 6 cables N80E from “Virginian” proceeded S80W 12 kts

5.50pm: a/c S80W Stopped; Vice Admiral returned on board

6.20pm: a/c S62W to close “Virginian” again

6.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”

6.50pm: Proceeded N24E 12 kts “Virginian” parted company to Westward


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10 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -12.5

3.35am: Sighted SS N60W

4.10am: Vessel proved to be trawler

4.55am: a/c SWbW to close proved to be British Stm trawler “Ladas” GY 282 already examined by “Moldavia”

7.53am: Sighted HMS “Gloucestershire” SbW steering Northward

11.10am: Sighted smoke East

2.30pm: Vessel proved to be trawler bound SE

4.5pm: Sighted trawler SE

5.20pm: Proved to be British trawler “Companion" GN 23

7.30pm: Sighted smoke N35E

8.5pm: Stopped boarded British trawler “Leonato” all correct allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 8


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11 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -12.7

5.0am: Sighted SS N28W

6.0am: a/c N10W proved to be Russian SS “Tsarina” already examined

9.15am: Divisions read prayers; sighted HMS “Almanzora” ahead, ordered her to close

9.48am: a/c SW decd 12 kts “Almanzora” in station 6 cables on Starbd Quarter

10.30am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Almanzora”. “Almanzora” hoisted “Alsatian’s” boat

11.5am: Ordered to examine SS bg WSW proceeded SSW 13 kts

12.15pm: Stopped sent Lieut Griffiths & armed guard (3) to take Danish SS “Skalholt” to Kirkwall. Vessel bound from Iceland to Leith

12.20pm: “Almanzora” closed, Vice Admiral returned on board

11.0pm: Proceeded West 12 kts “Almanzora” parted company to Southward

11.20pm: Sighted sail S20W

11.50pm: a/c NW to close


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12 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -13.8

12.5am: a/c NbW vessel proved to be Danish schooner “Poseidon” already examined by “Virginian”

9.40am: Sighted trawler ESE

9.55am: a/c N33W Incd 13 kts to close trawler. Carried out experimental firing 3 rounds Lyddite from Be 6 in to test fuzes

10.20am: a/c S80E trawler proved to be British Stm trawler “Aquarius” GY 76 flying correct flag of day; allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 9


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13 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -10.2

9.30am: Sighted Norwegian sail “Transatlantic” with armed guard on board who reported All Well

9.38am: a/c as reqt signalling to “Transatlantic”; gave “Transatlantic” her position and a time signal

11.40am: Sighted sail bg NE a/c N20E to examine

11.50am: Found to be Danish trawler “Egeria” of Transigvaag allowed her to proceed

2.30pm: Fog shut down reduced to 10 kts

4.45pm: Sighted sail E ½ S

4.50pm: a/c EbS to close

5.55pm: Found to be Norwegian “Transatlantic”

Number on sick list: 11


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14 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -12.1

7.50am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NEbE

8.40am: “Hildebrand” took station 6 cables on Port Quarter

9.7am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Hildebrand”

10.15am: Proceeded 6 cables astern of “Hildebrand” S85W 9 kts

11.20am: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

11.50am: Proceeded S85W 12 kts “Hildebrand” parted company Southward

Number on sick list: 11


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15 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -12.3

4.20am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” SSE

4.40am: Ordered “Orcoma” to take station 6 cables on Port Quarter

5.10am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”

5.50am: Hoisted boat proceeded 12 kts “Orcoma” parted company to Northward

7.40am: Sighted HMS “Andes” SbW

8.30am: a/c S85W “Andes” took station 1’ on Port Quarter

9.25am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Andes”

9.45am: Took station 5’ N from “Andes”

10.12am: Proceeded S85W keeping station on “Andes”

11.45am: Incd 14 kts closed “Andes”

12.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.25pm: Proceeded North 12 kts “Andes” parted company Southward

Number on sick list: 7


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16 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60 56N, Long 12 56W

9.10am: Stopped dropped two targets

9.30am: Exd G. Q.s carried out 1” aiming rifle practice from 6 in and .45 aiming rifle from 6pdrs. Proceeded 15 kts courses as reqt for the practice

12.0pm: Picked up both targets

8.0pm: Sighted SS bg East

8.34pm: Stopped boarded SS found to be British SS “King Howel” from Alexandrosk to Ardrossan in ballast allowed her to proceed

9.55pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” N a/c N85E to close

10.30pm: Stopped sent boats to “Changuinola” for Lieuts Douglas & Griffiths RNVR and armed guard (6) also armed guard of “Andes” Sub Lieut Beadon RNR and 3 hands

11.5pm: Proceeded N78W 10 kts “Changuinola” parted company Northward


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17 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -14.0

9.55am: Sighted sail N62W a/c N33W incd 12 kts to close

10.50am: Stopped found to be Norwegian Barque “Kosmos” from New York to Christiansund; sent Lieut Griffiths RNVR & Mid Bowmurphy RNR and 4 men to take her to Lerwick or other British port

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary” S17E

3.0pm: a/c SSE to close

3.15pm: a/c N75E “Hilary” in company

3.20pm: Stopped sent “Andes” armed guard, Sub Lieut Beadon and 3 hands to “Hilary” for passage to “Almanzora” for “Andes”. Captain of “Hilary” came on board to see Vice Admiral

3.55pm: Proceeded N75E 12 kts “Hilary” stationed 1’ ahead

5.5pm: Stopped, Captain of “Hilary” left ship

5.25pm: Proceeded N75E 15 kts HMS “Hilary” parted company Southwards


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18 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -7.4

4.45am: Sighted Myggenaes Id S60E

7.5am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” ahead Myggenaes abeam 22’

8.50am: a/c S57E to close “Moldarvia”

9.35am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Moldavia”

10.0am: Proceeded North 12 kts “Moldavia” parted company to SE

1.15pm: Sighted 2 trawlers N15E

1.25pm: a/c N12E to close

1.40pm: Trawlers proved to be HM armed Trawlers “Arley” & “Saxon”

2.5pm: Stopped sent seaboat to bring Commanding Officers of trawlers to see Vice Admiral

4.40pm: Commanding Officers left ship; trawlers parted company Southward

6.45pm: Passed Danish schooner “Catherine” already examined

7.45pm: Sighted fisherman’s buoy a/c to close, reduced to slow and sank same by rifle fire


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19 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -11.3

7.30am: Fog shut down eased to 10 kts

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt


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20 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -12.2

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: Closed up special submarine guns crews & look outs

3.5pm: Sighted trawler

3.15pm: Stopped boarded same proved to be British St trawler “Lucarne” GY 1202 all correct allowed to proceed

4.40pm: Turned to WNW closed & sank by rifle fire fisherman’s buoy

4.50pm: a/c South to close SS bg SSW

5.15pm: Stopped boarded SS found to be British SS “Karibal” on Admiralty charter from Cardiff to Kola Inlet. Allowed her to proceed

11.42pm: Heard SS siren on port beam, stopped


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21 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -5.2

12.55pm: Nor SS “Bergensfiord” bore 213° by W/T Direction finder

1.0pm: Steered steady course S25E to obtain bearing of Nor SS “Bergensfiord” by W/T Direction Finder

1.36pm: Obtained bearing 183°

6.45pm: Obtained bearing of “Bergensfiord” 213° and signals reported weaker


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22 May 1916

Busta Voe

12.0am: HMTBD “Sprightly” took station ahead as escort

12.50am: Passed boom defence

1.10am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 6 shackles. Found here HMS “Orotava”, “Gibraltar” & Fleet auxiliaries

6.35am: Collier “Westwood” secured alongside Starbd side

6.45am: Collier “Sir Francis” alongside Port side

8.0am: Commenced coaling 82 ratings from “Gibraltar” assisting

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night

Collier “Sir Francis” cast off

6.30pm: Arrived HMS “Vienna”

9.40pm: Armed guard Mid Day RNR & 5 ratings joined for passage to “Columbella”

10.25pm: Sailed HMS “Orotava”


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23 May 1916

Busta Voe

7.55am: Collier “Foreland” secured alongside Port side

8.0am: Recommenced coaling 82 hands from “Gibraltar”

10.30am: Sailed HMS “Vienna”

11.40am: Finished coaling recd 1503 tons

12.30pm: Cast off colliers

Hands employed cleaning ship


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24 May 1916

Busta Voe

Hands employed cleaning ship

10.20pm: Weighed proceeded out of harbour 12 kts

11.0pm: HMTBD “Sprightly” in station as escort


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25 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -5.6

3.55pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella” N3E

3.55pm: a/c North to close

4.5pm: “Columbella” in station 6 cables on Port Quarter

4.40pm: V.A. proceeded on board “Columbella”. Discharged Mid Day RNR & armed guard (5) to “Columbella”

5.15pm: Proceeded S75W 13 kts 1’ astern of “Columbella”

6.30pm: Closed “Columbella”

6.35pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

7.0pm: Commenced 3 leg 2 pt zigzag “Columbella” parted company to NE

10.15pm: Sighted sail NW a/c N55W

10.40pm: a/c N40W proved to be sailing trawler


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26 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -13.5

6.20am: Sighted British Stm trawler “Hortensia” G.Y. 292

3.3pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” S64W, ordered “Otway” to close

3.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

3.50pm: Proceeded as reqt to close cask & sink same by rifle fire

4.25pm: Proceeded North 13 kts 3 leg 2 pt zigzag, “Otway” parted company to NE

11.40pm: Sighted SS SE ½ S

12.0pm: Stopped sent boarding boat to examine SS


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27 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -15.8

Vessel proved to be Norwegian SS “Stralsund” from Troon to Reykjavik with salt. Allowed her to proceed

3.40am: Sight SS a/c SW to close. Proved to be SS “Australia” bound to Aleksandrorsk allowed to proceed, already examined

11.20am: Sighted sail N4W

12.0pm: Stopped boarded vessel proved to be Danish Auxiliary “Fox II” from Ivigtut to Copenhagen. Sent Lieut Douglas RNVR, Mid Pack RNR & armed guard (3) to take her to Lerwick

2.40pm: Sighted sail SSW

3.55pm: Stopped boarded schooner proved to be Danish “Frem” from Troon to Iceland; allowed her to proceed


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28 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -15.5

10.0am: Sighted SS bg West

11.5am: a/c NNW to close SS proved to be British SS “Rutherglen” already examined

5.15pm: Stopped turned to N30W sank fisherman’s buoy by rifle fire


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29 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -13.6

7.0am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” East, ordered her to take station 6 miles on Port bow

8.15am: Reduced to 10 kts to enable “Hildebrand” to take station

8.30am: Sighted SS S60E & sail S56E

8.55am: a/c SE Incd 13 kts to close sail detached “Hildebrand” to examine SS

10.0am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Vega” from Blythe to Reykjavik allowed her to proceed

10.30am: “Hildebrand” closed SS proved to be British Stm trawler

11.20am: Recd 1 rating & stores from “Hildebrand”; Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Hildebrand”

11.35am: Proceeded South 12 kts “Hildebrand” proceeded North

12.0pm: “Hildebrand” dropped target & proceeded as reqt carrying out practice firing. a/c as reqt keeping 6 m to South of “Hildebrand”

12.40pm: “Hildebrand” completed practice a/c as reqt to close her

1.20pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

1.30pm: Proceeded S67W 3 leg 2 pt z.z. 13 kts “Hildebrand” parted company Northward

4.35pm: a/c as reqt sinking cask by rifle fire

6.30pm: Sighted sail NWbW a/c N50W

7.45pm: Stopped boarded Danish Barque “Ceres” from Greenland to Copenhagen cargo conveyed to Danish Government

9.0pm: Allowed her to proceed pending instructions from Admiralty

11.0pm: a/c NW to keep “Ceres” in sight


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30 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -13.4

Keeping barque “Ceres” in sight

Recd orders from Admiralty to send “Ceres” in with armed guard

6.20am: Stopped sent Sub Lieut Renfree RNR, Mid Newton & armed guard (3) to take “Ceres” to Lerwick

8.40am: Sighted fisherman’s buoy a/c as reqt to sink same by rifle fire

9.0am: Proceeded N57E 13 kts sighted HMS “Ebro” ENE, ordered her to take station East 6 miles

9.30am: Exd G. Q.s exercised aiming practice at “Ebro”

10.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Ebro”

11.15am: Proceeded S80W 13 kts zigzag “Ebro” parted company Southward

10.30pm: Sighted SS S80E

11.10pm: a/c S35E to intercept

11.25pm: Vessel proved to be SS “Strathdee” already examined by “Ebro”


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31 May 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -12.7

4.30am: Sighted sail N70E

6.30am: a/c SSE to intercept

6.50am: Stopped boarded Danish Barque “Thorvaldsen” from Greenland to Copenhagen; sent Sub Lieut Learmont RNR, Mid Lucas RNR & armed guard to take her to Lerwick

4.20pm: Sighted SS bg NNE

5.45pm: Incd 15 kts to close

6.50pm: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Olga” bound for Reykjavik with coal, allowed her to proceed



LOGS FOR JUNE 1916


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Barometer: Mercurial, Kelvin & White 1082; height of cistern above sea: about 60ft

Air Thermometer. Position in ship: Fore Bridge; screen; date: whole month; type: N&Z A/M 2333, 2337

Sea Thermometer. Date: whole month; type: N&Z A/M 2338


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1 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -8.5

7.55am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” S72E

8.40am: a/c S67E 3 leg 2 pt zigzag stationed “Columbella” 6 miles SSE

9.20am: a/c to close “Columbella”

9.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Columbella” Lieut Griffiths RNVR & armed guard rejoined

10.15am: a/c S67E “Columbella” in company 12’ SSE from Flag ship

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, read warrant N° 74

7.50pm: Sighted SS bg SEbE proved to be Norwegian whaler

9.20pm: Detached HMS “Columbella” to her position on patrol


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2 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -0.7

10.15am: Secured Exercised hands at Divisional drill

Number on sick list: 5


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3 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -5.0

1.50pm: Sighted SS bg SSW a/c SW incd 15 kts

3.0pm: Boarded Norwegian SS “Agderfrom” from Reykjavik to Aalsund; sent Sub Lieut Elliot RNR & armed guard (3) to take her to Kirkwall

5.0pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” SW

5.5pm: a/c S40W to close

5.55pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Almanzora”

6.10pm: Proceeded N67W 3 leg 2 pt zigzag 13 kts; “Almanzora” parted company NWd

10.50pm: Sighted trawler NNW

Number on sick list: 5


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4 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -11.5

1.45am: Sighted smoke NE a/c to NW to investigate proved to be trawler

10.50pm: Sighted Stm trawler WbS

11.30pm: a/c SWbS to investigate proved to be British St trawler “General Gordon” H 844; allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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5 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -12.1

11.53am: a/c EbS to close SS bg N40E proved to be trawler

8.43pm: a/c as reqt searching for fisherman’s buoy reported, unable to find

11.20pm: Smoke reported NE

11.35pm: a/c N45E to investigate

12.0pm: Smoke lost sight of; a/c S35W 3 leg 2 pt z.z.


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6 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -12.4

12.15am: Sighted SS NbW

1.10am: a/c N7W increased to 15 kts to investigate

1.40am: Proved to be HMS “Mantua”

2.14am: a/c N15W to communicate with “Mantua” by searchlight

6.30pm: a/c N13E to close SS proved to be HMS “Mantua”

7.25pm: a/c as reqt to sink fisherman’s buoy by rifle fire

Number on sick list: 2


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7 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -12.7

8.40am: Sighted SS SEbS

9.10am: a/c SSE to close proved to be Danish “Hans Egede” already examined, allowed her to proceed

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Mantua” NbW

8.0pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” S40E

8.20pm: a/c ESE “Teutonic” took station ahead 2’ miles

8.40pm: a/c S60E “Teutonic” stopped lowered sea boat

8.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”

9.30pm: “Teutonic” parted company to Westward

Number on sick list: 3


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8 June 1916

Swarbacks Minn

1.45pm: Sighted sail SSE

2.30pm: a/c S33E found to be Danish barque “Thorstable” with Sub Lieut Learmont & “Alsatian’s” armed guard on board. Reported all well, communicated ship’s position

8.25pm: Passed 4 Swedish sailing trawlers

9.30pm: Sighted land ahead

10.30pm: Sighted HMS “Sprightly”; HMS “Sprightly” to station for escort

11.15pm: HMS “Donegal” passed steering NW

11.40pm: Reduced to 12 kts a/c as reqt entering Swarbacks Minn

11.55pm: Passed boom defence

Number on sick list: 5


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9 June 1916

Swarbacks Minn

12.15am: Stopped came to with port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 6 shackles

Found here HMS “Gibraltar” & fleet auxiliaries

5.40am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.30am: Collier “Pensacola” secured alongside Port side

6.45am: Collier “Dalewood” alongside Starbd side

8.0am: Commenced coaling 80 ratings from “Gibraltar” assisting

9.0am: Arrived and anchored HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

9.0am: Revd Ross, Lieut Douglas, Sub Lt Renfree, Sub Lt Elliot, Mid Peck, Newton & armed guards rejoined

6.0pm: Stopped coaling

6.45pm: Sailed HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

Number on sick list: 4


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10 June 1916

Busta Voe

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

10.55am: Finished coaling received 1512 tons

11.40am: Cast off colliers

4.0pm: Sub Lieut Learmont, Mid Lucas & armed guard (4) rejoined ship. Lt Danver, Sub Lt Colemen & 8 ratings joined for passage to “Hilary”. Lieut Webster, Hall, 10 ratings “Orotava”. Sub Lt Gary Peters May & 3 ratings for “Moldavia”; Sub Lt Squires, Mid Locke & 7 ratings for “Glostershire”; Mid Stephens for “Victorian”

10.40pm: Proceeded out of harbour

11.10pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam; shaped Co N40W HMS “Sprightly” took station as escort

11.20pm: HMS “Otway” passed bound inwards

Number on sick list: 6


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11 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -6.8

1.25am: Sighted SS NW steering NE

2.5am: Stopped vessel proved to be Norwegian SS “Sarpfos” flying correct flag of day signalled she was from Stornoway allowed her to proceed

1.32pm: Stopped as reqt to sink fisherman’s buoy by rifle fire

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” WNW ordered her to take station South 2 miles

5.0pm: Stopped communicated by boats with “Moldavia”. Discharged Sub Lt Young, Potes, May & 3 ratings to HMS “Moldavia”, Lt Webster, Lt Hall & 10 ratings for passage to “Orotava”, Mid Stephens for passage to “Victorian”. Capt of “Moldavia” came on board to see Vice Admiral

6.0pm: Capt of “Moldavia” left ship; proceeded N68W 13 kts 2 pt z.z. “Moldavia” parted company to SW

8.50pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary” N30W

10.0pm: Stopped communicated with “Hilary” by boats discharged Lt Danver, Sub Lt Coleman & 8 ratings to “Hilary” and Sub Lt Squires Mid Locke & 7 ratings to “Hilary” for passage to “Gloucestershire”

11.0pm: Proceeded N73W 13 kts z.z. “Hilary” parted company to Southward

Number on sick list: 8


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12 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -12.9

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” ENE

9.30am: Stationed “Teutonic” West 2 miles

10.0am: Stopped Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Teutonic” to witness firing

10.15am: Took station 6’ Northward of “Teutonic”

11.15am: a/c to close “Teutonic”

12.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.20pm: Proceeded North 10 knots “Teutonic” parted company to Westd

6.0pm: Stopped a/c as reqt to sink fisherman’s buoy by rifle fire

7.30pm: a/c East to close sail sighted to Eastd

8.30pm: Sail found to be Danish schooner “Vonin” already examined


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13 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -13.5

10.0am: Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

Hands employed refitting & as reqt


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14 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -14.5

10.10am: Incd 10 kts obtaining bearings of HMS “Virginian” by W/T direction finder

11.30am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” bg N a/c North to close

11.50am: Stopped, Captain of “Virginian” came on board to see Vice Admiral

12.15pm: Proceeded S63E 12 kts “Virginian” in company 3 cables astern

1.20pm: Streamed fog buoy

1.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”; armed guard (3) Sub Lt Nasmith joined for passage to “Moldavia”; Capt of “Virginian” left ship

2.15pm: Proceeded S63E 12.5 kts “Virginian” parted company Southd

9.35pm: Sighted HMS “Otway”

10.0pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway” Asst Paym Owens RNR joined ship. Discharged Sub Lt Nasmith & “Moldavia’s” armed guard to “Otway”

10.30pm: Proceeded N66W 13 kts “Otway” parted company Southward


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15 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -14.9

6.30am: Sighted SS bg WbS

7.0am: Stopped boarded SS found to be British SS “Erimeria” from Brest to Arcangel. All correct, allowed her to proceed

Hands employed refitting

9.17pm: Stopped a/c as reqt to sink cask by rifle fire


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16 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -13.8

12.40pm: Sighted sail WNW and sail SW

1.10pm: a/c S80W to intercept one to WNW

2.30pm: Stopped board Danish schooner “Nauta” from Iceland to St John’s; all correct allowed her to proceed

3.20pm: Proceeded S50W 15 kts to intercept sail to Westd

4.50pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian barque “Alonzo” from Norway to New York; all correct allowed her to proceed

7.30pm: Sighted SS S15W

8.0pm: a/c SE

8.35pm a/c SEbE

8.45pm: [a/c] ESE found to be British SS “Winona” already examined by patrols, allowed her to proceed


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17 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -13.3

6.35am: Sighted SS WSW proved to be British SS “Clan Macintosh” already examined by patrol bound to Arkhangel

9.15am: Sighted French AMC “Artois” SW; “Artois” took station South 2’

10.50am: Stopped sent boat to “Artois” with stores. Captain of “Artois” came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.55am: Proceeded N22W 13 kts “Artois” in company 6’ ahead

12.50pm: Sighted SS NWbN

1.45pm: “Artois” proceeded to examine SS found to be Norwegian SS “Fram” from Baltimore. “Artois” put armed guard on board & sent her to Kirkwall

1.55pm: a/c as reqt to close “Artois”

2.5pm: Stopped Captain of “Artois” left ship

3.0pm: Proceeded N38E 13 kts zigzag “Artois” parted company NW

Number on sick list: 4


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18 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -11.9

9.45am: Vice Admiral inspected mess deck and ship’s company at Divisions

9.55am: Sighted sail S28E

10.10am: Sighted SS SW

10.22am: a/c SW to close SS proved to be British SS “Corinth” bound Archangel already examined

10.35am: a/c SE close sail found to be Danish schooner “Marthing” from Troon to Iceland already examined

1.18pm: Stopped lowered sea boat to pick up fisherman’s buoy with staff & broken lamp attached marked S.F&Co GY

3.35pm: Sighted SS N30W

4.20pm: SS found to be British SS “Melavig” already examined

4.35pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NWbW ordered her to take station 2’ ahead

5.0pm: Stopped communicated by boats with “Hildebrand”; Captain of “Hildebrand” came on board to see Vice Admiral, sent cases of stores to “Hildebrand” for conveyance to Swarbacks

6.35pm: Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship

9.40pm: Sighted smoke NNE

10.22pm: a/c NEbE to intercept smoke found to be SS steering ENE

Number on sick list: 4


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19 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -13.8

12.25am: Stopped boarded SS found to be British SS “Reresby” from Cardiff to Archangel; allowed her to proceed

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Hilary” WNW ordered her to take station 2 miles South

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” South

9.55am: Incd full speed turned 32 pts to avoid collision “Hilary” passing across “Alsatian’s” bow from Starbd to port

10.20am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hilary”. Captain of “Hilary” came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.43am: Capt of “Hilary” left ship

11.50am: Proceeded North 13 kts zigzag “Hilary” parted company to Southd

Number on sick list: 3


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20 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -13.5

12.5am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” NW communicated with “Orcoma” visually signal

9.50am: Exd General Quarters; Vice Admiral inspected ship’s company at Action stations

4.0pm: Sighted trawler bg SW steering NWd

4.40pm: a/c N40W to examine found to be British trawler “Fortuna” GY 140; allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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21 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -12.9

6.25pm: Sighted SS S40E

6.40pm: a/c East to close

6.50pm: Stopped boarded SS found to be Norwegian SS “Are” from Fleetwood to Iceland; allowed her to proceed

7.50pm: Proceeded S68E 13 kts to Rendezvous with “Teutonic”

8.50pm: a/c N68W ordered “Teutonic” by W/T to steer the same course

Number on sick list: 3


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22 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -11.5

12.30am: Observed search light S ½ E proved to be “Teutonic”

12.40am: a/c S10E to close

1.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”; Commodore Luard came on board to see V.A.

2.0am: Commodore left ship

2.30am: Commenced 3 leg 2 pt zigzag ”Teutonic” parted company to Northward

10.25am: Sighted HMS “Patia” N36W a/cN26W to close

10.30am: a/c West “Patia” in company East 1 mile

1.35pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Teutonic”

1.45pm: Proceeded as reqt keeping 6 miles to Northward of “Patia”. “Patia” proceeded as reqt carrying out gun practice

3.20pm: a/c to close “Patia”

3.45pm: a/c West in station 1’ East from “Patia”

3.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

4.15pm: V.A. on board, proceeded S31W 13 kts zigzag “Patia” parted company Westward

5.15pm: a/c SSE to close proved to be SS “Mexicano” with armed guard on board

9.40pm: a/c S55W to close SS steering East proved to be Dutch SS “Blommersdijk” with armed guard on board

Number on sick list: 3


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23 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 58 2N, Long 12 36W

12.30am: a\c S27E 3 leg 2 point zigzag

2.15am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” SW, communicated with her by signal

3.0am: “Patuca” parted company Northd

7.30am: a\c SE to close SS sighted bg SEbS. proved to be HMS “Motagua”

7.50am: Resumed course N27W

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers

9.55am: Exd General Quarters

10.20am: Stopped. Exercised out collision mat

10.30am: Proceeded N27W 13 kts zigzag

11.0am: a\c N75W to close sail to WNW

12.20pm: a\c NWbW proved to be Russian Barquentine “Benor” already boarded, allowed her to proceed

12.30pm: Proceeded N20W 13 kts zigzag

4.0pm: a/c as reqt to close and sink cask by rifle fire

6.30pm: Proceeded S25W 13 kts to close trawler

7.15pm: Stopped boarded British stm trawler “Argo” fishing: allowed her to proceed

11.10pm: a/cN35W to close SS

11.20pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Roanoke” from New York to Dundee: allowed her to proceed


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24 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 55 55N, Long 12 4W

12.35am: Proceeded S25E 13 kts 3 leg 2 pt zigzag

Hands employed cleaning ship

4.0pm: Evening Quarters


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25 June 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.3, Long -5.0

6.50am: a/c S25E Sighted HMS “Garry” on patrol

7.10am: HMS “Carnation”, “Alarm”, “Nemesis” passed steering Northd

6.0pm: Sighted Bar Lt V S49E

7.20pm: Stopped, picked up pilot

7.25pm: Proceeded as reqt up harbour 12 kts

8.15pm: Stopped

8.20pm: Came to with port anchor in 12 fhms veered to 60 fhms


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26 June 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12.30am: Clocks on one hour to British Summer Time

7.40am: Weighed proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon ½ tide basin

10.45am: Secured alongside Sandon Dock

12.0pm: Paid ship’s company issued soap & tobacco. Discharged 2 ratings to RNB D’port and 1 rating to shore. Gave leave to Starbd watch till am July 4th

Coaling commenced 1.30 shore labour

Hands getting out ammunition

4.15pm: 1 rating joined from “Eagle”

7.0pm: Captain G Trewly D.S.O.R.N. left ship to take up other appointment

10.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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27 June 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

8.0am: Captain HH Smith RN joined ship

10.20am: Commander (retired) Cockrane joined ship

3.0pm: Stopped coaling received 810 tons

3.30pm: Commander J Kiddle left ship

4.0pm: Cast off proceeded as reqt in charge of tugs & pilot to Canada Graving Dock

6.0pm: Secured in Graving Dock, commenced to pump out Dock & shore up ship

7.30pm: Stopped pumping out water in dock 20 ft; gave leave to 1st part Port watch till 7 am; Mr Lock gunner joined ship


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28 June 1916


Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.40pm: Dock pumped out & ship shored up

8.30pm: Mr Brown, chief gunner, left ship


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29 June 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed getting out ammunition & as reqt

Read warrant N° 75

1.15pm: Escort & prisoner left ship for Chatham Detention barracks

1 rating joined ship

Surgeon Cook RN joined ship

7.0pm: 2 ratings joined ship


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30 June 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.15pm: Escort returned from Chatham



LOGS FOR JULY 1916


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1 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Surgeon Roxburgh left ship

Discharged 1 rating to Forton Bks

1 rating joined ship


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2 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Landed R.C. Church parties

9.45am: Held Divine Service on board


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3 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed refitting & as reqt


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4 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Commenced to flood dock. Hands preparing for undocking & as reqt

3.30pm: Ship floated

4.20pm: Proceeded out of dock to Sandon dock with tugs and pilot

7.50pm: Secured in Sandon Dock


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5 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Breasted ship off to allow coal lighters alongside

Hands employed getting in stores & provisions & as reqt

2.0pm: Shore gang commenced coaling

1 rating joined from RNB Plymouth

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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6 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands getting in provisions & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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7 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands scraping pitch, getting in provisions & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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8 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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9 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Landed R.C. Church parties

Recommenced coaling

10.15am: Held Divine Service on board

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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10 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Commenced coaling

3.0pm: Finished coaling received [ed. note: blank space] tons

4.0pm: Hands shifting ship to South wall of Sandon Dock


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11 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Lieut Comdr Willliams RNR left ship; Lieut Capon RNR joined ship

Fuel: Recd 3960.15 tons of coal

Vice Admiral Tupper, Asst Pay Thomson & 1 rating left ship to proceed to Clyde there to embark in HMS “Columbella”

Lieut Kenyon RN left ship to join “Otway” for passage to “Patia”


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12 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Lieut Bray RNVR left ship

4.30pm: Hauled stern off by hand to allow U.S. SS [ed. note: blank space] to sail

5.15pm: SS [ed. note: blank space] sailed. Secured ship alongside South Wall

10.0pm: Hauled ship off to allow Swedish SS “Stockholm” to berth alongside

11.0pm: Breast rope parted & ship drifted to leeward on to bows of SS “Metagama” damaging 3 letters of “Metagama’s” name on bow & Starbd depth charge shute own ship


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13 July 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.30am: Secured alongside SS “Stockholm”

7.0am: 2 ratings joined from Devonport

11.45am: Read warrants 76, 77, 78

5.15pm: Discharged 1 rating to RNB D’Port

7.30pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot into Sandon Basin

8.30pm: Secured alongside SS “Mauretania”

9.56pm: Cast off from “Mauretania” proceeded as reqt into River

11.10pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

Number on sick list: 1


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14 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 55.4, Long -6.5

12.30am: Put clocks half an hour to Greenwich Mean Time

1.33am: Sighted Chickens Rk Lt N23W

4.45am: Sighted South Rk Lt bearing NNW

7.15am: Sighted HMS “Cochrane” bound South

11.50am: Oversay Lt bore N75E

2.10pm: Sighted Skerryvore N52E

2.30pm: Sighted Barra Hd N10E

7.58pm: Sighted sail NNE

8.25pm: a/c N40E to close sail

8.45pm: Reduced to 12 kts a/c as reqt to close S/V proved to be Danish schooner “Zenitha” from Norway to France

9.0pm: Stopped sent Lieut Griffiths RNVR & armed guard (3) to take her to Derry

Number on sick list: 3


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15 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -11.4

Locating HMS “Columbella “by W/T Direction Finder

5.5pm: Heard HMS “Columbella” siren ahead

5.10pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella” 2’ N. Stopped, communicated by boat. Vice Admiral Tupper, Asst Pay Thomas & 1 rating rejoined ship

6.30pm: Proceeded S63W 13 kts “Columbella” parted company to Southd

Number on sick list: 2


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16 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -11.4

9.20am: Sighted HMS “Otway” NNE

10.5am: Stopped, Commander Booty came on board to see Vice Admiral; “Otway” proceeded to examine trawler bg West

10.30am: Proceeded slow towing “Otway” boat to close “Otway”

10.45am: Stopped, Commodore Booty left ship

11.0am: Proceeded S24W 3 & 6 pt zigzag 13 kts “Otway” parted company to Northd

3.35pm: Sighted HMS “Patia”

3.45pm: a/c North to close

4.0pm: a/c as reqt communicating by boat with “Patia” Lieut Kenyon rejoined ship; Captain of “Patia” came on board to see Vice Admiral

5.30pm: Captain of “Patia” left ship; proceeded S45W 13 kts 2 & 4 pt zigzag

5.45pm: HMS “Patia” parted company to Northward

Number on sick list: 2


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17 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -12.1

1.35am: Sighted SS bg W

1.40am: a/c NW to close proved to be British collier “Cardiff” bound to White Sea, allowed her to proceed

8.55am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” SbE

9.43am: a/c NNW sighted HMS “Orcoma” WSW

9.55am: a/c S75W to close

10.25am: a/c NNW “Orcoma” in company

10.40pm: Stopped Captain of “Orcoma” came on board to see Vice Admiral. Hoisted “Orcoma” boat

11.10am: Proceeded NNE 12 kts z.z. “Orcoma” in company 5’ ESE

1.38pm Stopped, “Orcoma” closed

1.50pm: Captain of “Orcoma” left ship

1.55pm: Proceeded SSW 13 kts 2 & 4 pt z.z. “Orcoma” parted company Northward

11.30pm: Light reported on Port bow, reduced to slow

Number on sick list: 3


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18 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -11.5

12.5am: Sighted “Patia” searchlight ENE

12.10am: Stopped, ordered “Patia” to close

12.30am: Sent boat to “Patia”

1.30am: Proceeded N80W 2 & 4 pt z.z. “Patia” parted company Southward

2.5am: a/c SE to close trawler proved to be British trawler “Wimpole” GY923 bound to Grimsby; allowed her to proceed

9.25am: Sighted French AMC “Artois” bg N50E

9.55am: a/c N 2 & 4 pt z.z. “Artois” in company

11.0am: a/c NNE incd to 15 kts to close SS bg N; “Artois” detached to examine trawler to Eastd

10.45am: Communicated by boat with “Artois”; Captain of “Artois” came on board to see Vice Admiral

1.0pm: Stopped boarded British Ad. Collier “Rollesby” N° 1203 bound to Archangel, allowed to proceed

2.0pm: Proceeded S15W to close “Artois”

2.12pm: Stopped Vice Admiral & Captain of “Artois” left ship, proceeded on board “Artois”

2.20pm: Proceeded SW 13 kts z.z. “Artois” proceeded as reqt carrying out gun practice

3.15pm: a/c N10W to close SS proved to be HMS “Otway”

3.50pm: a/c ENE to close “Artois”

4.20pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

4.30pm: Proceeded S54W 13 kts z.z. “Artois” parted company to Eastd

4.40pm: a/c as reqt to sink cask by rifle fire

Number on sick list: 2


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19 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -13.4

6.25am: Sighted SS NW

6.30am: a/c SWbW to close proved to be French SS “Saint Pierre” already boarded by “Artois”, ordered her to proceed

8.45pm: Sighted Barque N75E a/c N80E to close

9.30pm: a/c ENE proved to be Danish barque “Thorvaldsen” already examined by “Artois”, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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20 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -13.2

12.55am: Sighted Lt bg SbW

1.10am: a/c S70W to close

1.20am: Proved to be British trawler “Conisboro Castle” G.Y. 593 fishing, allowed her to proceed

9.23am: Sighted trawler bg S85W

10.30am: a/c N65W 2 & 4 pt z.z. trawler proved to be “Conisboro Castle” already examined

Number on sick list: 2


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21 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -12.5

9.40am: a/c S80W locating HMS “Patuca” by means of W/T Direction Finder

12.15pm: Heard siren WSW

12.45pm: Stopped “Patuca” in sight, communicated by boat with “Patuca”. Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

1.15pm: Hoisted “Patuca” boat proceeded N85W 8 kts “Patuca” in company 2 cable astern

Streamed fog buoy

4.50pm: Stopped hauled fog buoy; Captain of “Patuca” left ship

5.0pm: Proceeded N85W10 kts “Patuca” parted company to Southward

Number on sick list: 5


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22 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -12.4

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Andes” ahead

10.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Andes”; Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.0am: Proceeded WNW 8 kts “Andes” in company astern

1.0pm: Stopped, Captain of “Andes” returned on board “Andes”

2.30pm: Proceeded N25W 15 kts “Andes” parted company to South West

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” NbW ordered “Motagua” to close

3.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Motagua”; Captain of “Motagua” came on board to see Vice Admiral

4.0pm: Hoisted “Motagua’s” boat

4.5pm: Proceeded N85W 13 kts zigzag “Motagua” in company

5.10pm: Sighted SS WSW

5.35pm: Stopped Captain of “Motagua” left ship

5.40pm: Proceeded N20W 13 kts to close SS

5.50pm: HMS “Motagua” parted company Southward

9.30pm: a/c as reqt to close & board SS found to be Russian SS “Hansley” bound for Archangel: all correct, allowed to proceed

10.20pm: Sighted smoke NEbE a/c N62E inc.d 15 kts

11.35pm: Stopped boarded British St trawler “Minifiled” from fishing grounds to Fleetwood; allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 7


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23 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -11.7

3.45am: Sighted SS NbW

4.30am: a/c N40E SS proved to be Russian “Hansley” already examined

1.30pm: Sighted SS SEbE a/c S22E

3.40pm: a/c S25E SS proved to be Russian SS “Hansley” already examined

8.30pm: Sighted “Patia” S30E

8.45pm: a/c SE “Patia” took station astern

9.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”. Discharged 1 rating to “Patia”; Lieut Douglas, Mid Cunningham & armed guard rejoined

10.0pm: Proceeded N27W 3 & 6pt z.z. 13 kts “Patia” parted company Northd

Number on sick list: 7


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24 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -10.6

7.0am: Sighted SS ENE a/c N67E

8.10am: a/c to close SS proved to be British Stm Trawler “Forth” SN285 from Aberdeen to Iceland; allowed her to proceed

9.35pm: Stopped dropped target

9.40am: Exd General Quarters proceeded 15 kts carried out 1 inch aiming rifle from 6 inch & .45 aiming rifle from 6 pdrs

11.20am: Completed practice, proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.30am: Stopped Exd collision station placed collision mat

11.40am: Picked up target replaced collision mat, proceeded S24W 13 kts zigzag 3 & 6 pts

6.55pm: Sighted barrel on Port bow a/c as reqt to close same

7.0pm: Lost sight of barrel in fog. Proceeded S24E 10 kts

Number on sick list: 6


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25 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -10.9

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

Number on sick list: 7


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26 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -11.3

5.0am: Heard SS siren right ahead

5.30am: a/c as reqt to close, fired 2 blank charges

6.0am: Sighted SS S62E ½’ proved to be Swedish SS “Solve” from Iceland to Gotebor. Stopped sent Lieut Griffiths & Mid Ormond & armed guard (3) to take Swedish SS “Solve” to Lerwick

11.30am: 13 kts as reqt to close vessel proved to be Danish Brigatine “Amor” flying incorrect flag of day

11.35am: Boarding boat left. Found “Amor” to have green clearance from Stornoway, allowed her to proceed

4.0pm: Sighted trawler West

4.15pm: Fog shut down lost sight of trawler

4.30pm: Sighted trawler ½’ on Starbd beam stopped trawler found to be British St trawler “Westward Ho”

6.15pm: Incd 15 kts. Sighted HMS “Otway”

8.15pm: Sighted HMS “Glostershire” ordered her to close

8.30pm: a/c SSE 13 kts “Glostershire” in company

8.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Glostershire”, Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral. Lieut Angus & armed guard of “Ebro” joined for passage; Mid Potter, Lister, Avery & 3 armed guards of “Columbella” joined for passage all from “Glostershire”

9.40pm: Hoisted “Glostershire” boat proceeded N27W 13 kts “Glostershire” in company

10.0pm: Captain of “Glostershire” left ship

10.10pm: Proceeded N27W 13 kts z.z. “Glostershire” parted company Northwards

Number on sick list: 7


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27 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -11.9

4.30am: Sighted smoke WbS

4.55am: a/c S80W to close

5.20am: Sighted SS SSE

5.25am: Incd 15 kts sighted SS SSW

6.15am: Stopped boarded British SS “Trelathen” bound to Arcangel, allowed to proceed

7.40am: Stopped boarded British SS “Annie” bound Arcangel, allowed her to proceed. British trawler “Lord Lansdowne” passed steering SE allowed her to proceed

8.40am: Proceeded as reqt to close SS steering SW

8.50am: Stopped boarded French SS “Melbourne” from Arcangel to Brest, allowed her to proceed

9.40am: Proceeded SW 10 kts in company with “Melbourne” communicating with her visually

10.10am: a/c N80W Incd 15 kts to intercept SS bg S50W

11.50am: Stopped boarded British SS “Dorothy” from Arcangel to Brest, allowed her to proceed

12.40pm: Proceeded SEbE to close SS steering SW

12.55pm: Proved to be British SS “Berne” from Arcangel to Brest, already boarded by patrol, allowed her to proceed

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, read warrant N° 79

Exercised fire stations

Number on sick list: 7


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28 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -10.0

4.25am: Sighted HMS “Orotava” West

4.30am: a/c N78W to close

4.50am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orotava” discharged armed guards of “Ebro” & “Columbella” to “Orotava” for passage. Lieut Angus, Mid Potter, Lister, Avery in charge

5.45am: Proceeded N20W 13 kts “Orotava” parted company Eastward

8.50am: a/c N80W incd 15 kts to close trawler

9.50am: a/c N60W trawler proved to be British St trawler “Nellie Bruce” G.Y. 494, allowed her to proceed

12.43pm: Sighted trawler NNW

1.25pm: Sighted second trawler NWbN

1.50pm: 1st trawler sighted proved to be “St Lawrence” of North Shields bound for Iceland, allowed her to proceed

2.0pm: a/c NW to close 2nd trawler proved to be “Jonquil” of Grimsby bound for Iceland, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 9


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29 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -10.5

6.30am: a/c South zigzag; sighted trawler WSW

7.15am: a/c SW to close

7.35am: Sighted HMS “Changuinola”

7.45am: Trawler proved to be British St trawler “Eclipse” PD 364

7.45pm: a/c S30W zigzag ordered “Changuinola” to take station 5’ on Starbd beam of Flag

9.30am: a/c East “Changuinola” took station 2’ N

11.25am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Changuinola”

11.45am: Proceeded East 13 kts zigzag “Changuinola” parted company SE

3.30pm: Sighted sail NEbE

4.40pm: Stopped sail proved to be Swedish Auxly ketch “Minx” with armed guard on board; communicated with “Minx” by signal, reported all well; allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 7


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30 July 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -4.2

6.35am: Sighted sail S30W

7.20am: a/c SE to close

7.25am: Stopped sent Mid Bodley & armed guard to take her to Lerwick (Norwegian ketch “GJECNING”) from Norway to Iceland with salt

2.25pm: Sighted sail bg

3.50pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian S. Ship “Gunda” from Copenhagen in ballast

5.15pm: Allowed “Gunda” to proceed

6.30pm: Sighted SS WbS

6.35pm: a/c S55W to close

7.25pm: Stopped boarded Nor. SS “Hallbjorg” from Arkangel to Androssan; allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 5


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31 July 1916

At Sea, Patrol Duties

12.30am: Sighted Muckle Roe Lt S30E a/c S25E. Sighted destroyer “Sylvia” & patrol trawlers – St. Magnus Buoy

12.55am: a/c as reqt for Swarbacks Minn

1.20am: Passed thro’ boom defence a/c as reqt for Busta Voe

1.40am: Came to with Port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 75 fhms. Found here HMS “Hilary”, “Orotava”, “Gibraltar” & Fleet auxiliaries

6.30am: Collier “Dalewood” alongside Starbd side

Collier “Bargarth” alongside Port side

8.0am: Commenced coaling assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

Captains of “Gibraltar”, “Orotava”, “Hilary” & armed trawler “Saxon” “Arley” visited Vice Admiral during forenoon

Lieut Griffiths Mid Osmond & armed guard ex SS “Solve” returned on board

Discharged 1 rating to armed trawler “Arley”; 1 rating joined from “Arley”. Discharged 1 rating to “Hilary”, 1 rating joined from “Hilary”

6.0pm: Stopped coaling recd 1070 tons

7.20pm: Arrived Armed Boarding SS “Amsterdam”

8.45pm: Sailed Armed trawlers “Arley” & “Saxson”

9.45pm: Sailed HMS “Hilary”

11.0pm: Sailed HMS “Orotava”



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1916


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1 August 1916

Busta Voe

2.0am: HM Destroyer “Sylvia” arrived and anchored

8.0am: Recommenced coaling assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

Discharged 2 ratings to “Amsterdam” for passage South

10.45am: HMS “Amsterdam” sailed

11.30am: Finished coaling recd [ed. note: blank space] tons

Fuel: Recd 440 tons of coal


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2 August 1916

Busta Voe

8.10am: Weighed Starbd anchor

9.30am: Exd abandon ship lowered all boats

Discharged 1 rating to HMS “Gibraltar”

Mid [ed. note: blank space] and armed guard of “Glostershire” joined for passage

Mid and armed guard (2) of “Changuinola” joined for passage

Sub Lt Squires & armed guard (3) of “Glostershire” joined for passage

Revd Father Carr R.C. Chaplain discharged to HMS “Gibraltar”

10.25pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour

10.45pm: Passed boom defence

10.55pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam Incd 18 kts

11.35pm: Eshaness Lt bore N55E 4’ a/c N15W


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3 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -4.4

11.0am: Sighted barque NW & schooner NNW

11.7am: a/c West to closed Barque proved to be Norwegian “Clan Grahame” already examined

11.32am a/c N35W to close schooner

11.35am: a/c N15W schooner proved to be Nor. “Stanley” with armed guard on board

11.50am: Sighted 2 sail NbW

12.15pm: a/c North 1st sail proved to be Norwegian schooner “Thorleif” with armed guard on board

12.45pm: Stopped sent Mid Lewty & armed guard (2) to take Swedish Auxly Motor Ketch “Mollosund” (from Norway to Iceland with salt) to Lerwick

2.14pm: Proceeded S20E to close sail to Southward proved to be Norwegian sail “Sierra Miranda” already examined

5.0pm: a/c N50E to close sail sighted NE proved to be Norwegian Sail “Guda” already examined

7.20pm: Sighted sail NE a/c N20E to close

7.50pm: a/c ENE proved to be Danish schooner “Ruth” flying flag of day


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4 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.5, Long -9.3

2.50am: Sighted sail EbN

3.20am: Sighted sail

3.30am: Stopped sent Mid Anderson & armed guard to take Norwegian Ketch “Kvalen” to Lerwick. “Kvalen” bound to Iceland with salt

4.50am: Stopped boarded Nor. Ketch “Wilhelmine” from Norway to Iceland with salt - guarantee produced allowed to proceed

8.50am: Stopped, boarded & sent Kirkwall with armed guard Norwegian Ketch “Hein”

10.45am: Sighted “Orcoma” NWbN ordered her to close

11.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”; Captain came on board to see V.A.

11.40am: Proceeded N46W 5 kts towing “Orcoma’s” boat, “Orcoma” in company

12.10pm: Stopped, Captain of “Orcoma” left ship

12.16pm: Proceeded N22W 15 kts “Orcoma” parted company Southd

6.10pm: a/c as reqt to close sail proved to be Danish ketch “City of Norwich” fishing already examine allowed her to proceed

8.0pm: HMS “Gloucestershire” ahead ordered her to close

8.0pm: Made out Borger Mountain bg N89W

8.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Glostershire” Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

Discharged Sub Lt Squires, Mid White & armed guard to “Glostershire”

9.0pm: Proceeded North 5 kts towing “Glostershire’s” boat

10.10pm: Stopped, Captain of “Glostershire” left ship

10.20pm: Proceed SE 13 kts zigzag “Glostershire” parted company Northd


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5 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.1, Long -9.5

9.0am: Stopped boarded Norwegian Ketch “Whilhelmina” already examined, allowed to proceed

12.45pm: Stopped boarded Nor Ketch “Livingston” fishing, allowed to proceed

1.40pm: Proceeded SbE 13 kts to close sail to Southward

3.0pm: a/c SbE Sailing Vessel already examined

3.10pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora”

3.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Almanzora”; Captain came on board to see V.A.

4.20pm: Proceeded South 13 kts zigzag “Almanzora” in company

5.30pm: Stopped, Captain of “Almanzora” left ship

5.45pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto”

6.40pm: Stopped boarded Danish “Agnes Louise” fishing, allowed to proceed

8.0pm: Stopped, Captain of “Orvieto” came on board to see Vice Admiral. Detached “Orvieto” to examine SS to Northd

10.20pm: a/c N70E to close “Orvieto”

10.40pm: Stopped, Captain of “Orvieto” left ship

11.0pm: Proceeded S60W 13 kts zigzag “Orvieto” parted company to Northd

Number on sick list: 9


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6 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -11.6

5.30am: Sighted stm trawler N77W

6.20am: Proved to be British st trawler H878 “Isobel” from Hull to Iceland

7.35am: a/c S65E to close trawler to SE

7.50am: Proved to be “Octavia” of Hull bound to Iceland; a/c N28E to close trawler to Northd

8.20am: Proved to be “Gayrian” G.Y.645 of Grimsby

11.20am: a/c S15E to close British st trawler “Leo” N.Y. 36 already examined


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7 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.3, Long -12.8

8.0am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” ordered her to take station SW 5 miles

9.37am: Reduced to 10 kts “Moldavia” closed to 1 mile

9.50am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Moldavia” to witness target practice

10.30am: Stopped dropped target

10.35am: Proceeded 15 kts to carry out 1” aiming rifle practice from 6 in guns

11.45am: Stopped picked up target

12.0pm: Proceeded ESE to close “Moldavia”

12.45pm: a/c S20E to close barque proved to be Danish “Nordysat”, already examined

12.58pm: a/c N83W to close “Moldavia”

1.12pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

1.45pm: a/c S20W to close Barque to SSE

2.10pm: “Moldavia” parted company Eastward

3.0pm: Stopped sent Lieut Douglas & armed guard to take Swedish barque “Mimosa” to Stornoway; “Mimosa” bound from Aalborg to Rio with cement

5.45pm: Sighted “Teutonic” bg SSW

6.15pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Strath Gyle” from Dundee to Hampton Roads, allowed her to proceed

6.30pm: “Teutonic” closed; Commodore Luard came on board to see Vice Admiral. Ratings for “Almanzora” & “Otway” joined from “Teutonic”

7.30pm: Proceeded East 13 kts “Teutonic” in company

9.30pm: Stopped, “Teutonic” closed, Commodore left ship

9.45pm: Proceeded N60E 13 kts zigzag “Teutonic” parted company Eastd

10.30pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” ahead


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8 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -10.4

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

Sounded every 20m between 3 & 4 without obtaining bottom


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9 August 1916

At Se

Lat 62.3, Long -10.4

8.0am: Sighted HMS “Otway” SbE

8.0am: a/c North ordered “Otway to close”

9.0am: Stopped, Flag Captain Smith, Engr Comdr Bell, Engr Comdr Wilson proceeded on board “Otway” to hold court of Enquiry

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers Exd G.Q.s Mid Lewty and Anderson and armed guards rejoined ship

10.0am: Proceeded East 13 kts zigzag “Otway” in company

11.30am: a/c as reqt to close “Otway”

12.5pm: Flag Capt, Engr Comdr Bell, Wilson returned on board

12.15pm: Proceeded N42W 13 kts to intercept sail to NW “Otway” in company

12.45pm: Detached “Otway” to examine sail a/c N11W

1.55pm: a/c SbE Sail proved to be [ed. note: blank space] allowed her to proceed

3.35pm: a/c S50W to close “Otway”

4.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Otway” to witness gun practice

4.20pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” EbS ordered her to close

5.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto”

5.50pm: Proceeded West 15 kts to close “Otway”, “Orvieto” parted company South Eastd

6.30pm: Stopped Vice Admiral returned on board. Armed guards for “Hilary”, “Hildebrand”, “Gloucestershire” and “Arley” joined from “Otway” for passage

7.10pm: Proceeded N7E 6 kts “Otway” in company

7.55pm: Proceeded N7E 15 kts “Otway” parted company Southd

8.10pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” NE

8.30pm: a/c NNW “Almanzora” in company

9.10pm: Stopped. Discharged armed guards “Hilary” “Hildebrand” “Glostershire” “Arley” to “Almanzora” for passage

10.40pm: Proceeded S66E 8 kts “Almanzora” parted company Northward


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10 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.4, Long -9.2

10.35am: Sighted sail bg NE

10.50am: Stopped boarded Swedish ketch “Tune” from Norway to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

5.30pm: Heard SS sirens on port bow

6.30pm: Sighted SS proved to be Norwegian SS “Nordborg” from Iceland to Fraserboro, already examined allowed her to proceed

8.50pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SW

10.15pm: Sighted Sail ESE

10.35pm: Sail proved to be Swedish Ketch “Mollosund” already examined

10.38pm: a/c N 35 E to close SS sighted to Northwest

10.50pm: Proved to be SS “Nordborg” already intercepted


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11 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -10.0

1.30am: Heard SS Siren (SS “Nordborg”) a/c N85E

10.35am: Sighted SS bg North

10.45am: Lost sight of SS in fog

11.35pm: a/c N25E burning navigation lights, locating “Moldavia “by W/T direction finder

Number on sick list: 7


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12 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -11.2

1.10am: Sighted “Moldavia” communicated with her by signal

2.0am: “Moldavia” parted company to the Southward

1.47pm: Sighted sail WSW

2.0pm: a/c ENE reduced to slow; vessel proved to be Russian Barquentine “Betania” from Liverpool to Arcangel allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 9


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13 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -11.0

3.50pm: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Arren” from Cadiz to Thorshaven with salt

Sent Mid Richardson armed guard to take her to Stornoway or Lerwick

5.0pm: Sighted HMS “Mantua” NE

6.0pm: Stopped boarded Russian SS “Cerera” from Cardiff to Alexandrovsk allowed her to proceed. Gave SS “Cerera” tune signal

8.0pm: Sighted HMS “Mantua” NW

8.10pm: a/c NW reduced to 13 kts ordered “Mantua” to close

8.45pm: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Mantua”. Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral; Mid Lucas & armed guard rejoined

9.5pm: Proceeded East 13 kts “Mantua” in company

10.0pm: Stopped, Captain of “Mantua” left ship. Lieut Casper & armed guard sent to “Mantua” for passage to “Saxon”

10.20pm: Proceeded S20E 13 kts zigzag “Mantua” parted company Westward


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14 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -11.9

5.15am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” WSW

5.40am: a/c West “Motagua” in company, communicating by signal with “Motagua”

6.50am: “Motagua” parted company

Number on sick list: 6


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15 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -10.5

8.40am: Stopped boarded Danish Schooner “Lauritz” from Aalborg to Iceland; sent Mid Stokes RNR & armed guard (3) to take her to Lerwick or Storwarway

1.20pm: Sighted HMS “Andes”

1.25pm: Stopped sent Sub Lt Cooper & armed guard to “Andes” for passage to “Saxon”. Captain of “Andes” came on board to see V.A.

3.0pm: Stopped. Captain of “Andes” left ship. Sighted HMS “Victorian” NE

3.20pm: Proceeded West 13 kts zigzag “Andes” parted company Northd

6.30pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” WNW

Number on sick list: 7


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16 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -10.5

9.50am: a/c WNW locating HMS “Glostershire” by W.T. Direction Finder

9.50am: Sighted “Glostershire” NW

10.20am: Stopped, sent Lieut Kenyon to visit “Glostershire”

10.30am: Proceeded East 13 kts “Glostershire” in company

12.0pm: Stopped. “Glostershire” closed, Lieut Kenyon & Captain of “Glostershire” came on board

12.30pm: Proceeded West 13 kts zigzag “Glostershire” in company. Sighted “Moldavia” bg South

2.15pm: a/c South ordered “Glostershire” to close

2.25pm: Stopped, Capt of “Glostershire” left ship

2.30pm: Proceeded S75E 13 kts zigzag “Glostershire” parted company to Southd

10.30pm: Sighted sail S50E

10.45pm: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Nanna” from [blank space] to [blank space] allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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17 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -4.3

9.25am: Sighted armed trawler “Robert Smith” NE a/c N20E

10.12am: Stopped sent medical officer to examine patient on board armed trawler. Comd Officer came on board to see V.A.

10.40am: Proceeded N30W “Robert Smith” in company

11.30am: Stopped, Fleet Surgeon returned on board, Comd Officer left ship

11.50am: Proceeded N70E 16 kts zigzag “Robert Smith” parted company to examine schooner to Eastd

8.35pm: Sighted Eshaness Lt S30E

11.0pm: Passed thro’ boom defence

11.30pm: Came to with Port anchor in 16 fhms veered to 75 fhms

Found here HMS “Victorian”, “Orotava”, “Gibraltar” & Fleet auxiliaries

Number on sick list: 6


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18 August 1916

Swarbacks Minn

5.42am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.35am: Collier “Barmoor” secured alongside Starbd side

6.35am: Collier “Excellent” alongside port side

6.55am: Arrived HMTBD “Albacore”

7.15am: Ratings from “Gibraltar” and coaling party came on board

7.45am: Commenced coaling

Armed boarding Stmr “Royal Scot” arrived

9.20am: Divers from “Gibraltar” examining ship’s bottom

9.50am: Lieut Douglas and armed guard rejoined; Mid Boynham joined ship

5.15pm: Finished coaling, recd 1210 tons

6.10pm: Cast off both colliers

6.0pm: Asst Pay Thomson, Mid Peck, Mid Lucas joined “Royal Scot” for passage South

11.0pm: Sailed HMS “Orotava”


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19 August 1916

Busta Voe

Discharged 1 rating to “Gibraltar”

Liut Hebblethwaite, Sub Lt Holmes Sub Lt Johns and 9 ratings joined for passage to “Columbella”

Sub Lt Lawson joined for passage to “Mantua”

Lieut Grome, Comer, Banner, Mid Burrows and 10 ratings joined for passage to “Hilary”

Sub Lt May, Faisie joined for passage to “Moldavia”

9.15pm: Sailed HMS “Victorian”

10.15pm: Proceeded out of harbour 15 kts

10.40pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, shaped Course N35W 18 kts; HMTDB “Sprightly” took station as escort


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20 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -4.2

4.25am: a/c SbE proved to be British Sm trawler “Whitly” of Grimsby bound SE, allowed her to proceed

6.50am: Spoke British Sm trawler “Strathmore” from Grimsby bound North, allowed her to proceed

8.10am: Spoke British St trawler “Star of the Sea” bound SE, allowed her to proceed

11.30am: Stopped boarded British St trawler “Halifax” bound SSE, all correct allowed her to proceed

12.40pm: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Elizabeth Eff” from Iceland to Leith; sent Mid Lewty & armed guard to take her to Lerwick

3.30pm: Sighted Sydero Id North

7.15pm: Stopped sail proved to be Swedish barque “JD Kennedy” with armed guard on board. Supplied guard with 14 days provisions

9.40pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella”

10.5pm: Stopped communicated with “Columbella”. Sent armed guard for “Columbella” & “Mantua” to “Columbella”; recd guards for “Moldavia” & “Glostershire” from “Columbella”


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21 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -9.1

12.50am: Stopped boarded Danish whaler “Lisfe” whaling, allowed to proceed

7.0am Sighted vessel NbE. Incd 15 kts to close

7.40am: Vessel proved to be Danish schooner “Venus” flying flag of day

12.40pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” WNW

1.25pm: Sighted HMS “Hilary” WbS ½ S

2.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Hilary”; sent “Hilary” “Moldavia” & “Glostershire” armed guard to “Hilary”

3.0pm: Took up position as marking ships “Hilary” proceeded to carry out target practice

4.20pm: Closed “Hilary” Vice Admiral returned on board

4.50pm: Proceeded S79W 13 kts zigzag to close “Orvieto”;”Hilary” parted company to Southd

5.40pm: Closed “Orvieto”; discharged Lieut Kenyon to “Orvieto” (lent temprly)

10.55pm: Reduced to 8 kts vessel proved to be British Stm trawler “Antonio” from Hull bound Northds allowed her to proceed

11.20pm: Proved to be St trawler “Commander Fullerton” from Hull bound Northds allowed to proceed


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22 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -14.5

7.0am: a/c as reqt to close proved to be British St trawler “J Baels Mauricx” of Hull from Fleetwood bound Northds allowed her to proceed

7.35am: Stopped boarded British SS “Mantazan” from Brest to Arcangel, allowed her to proceed


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23 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -14.4

8.25am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” N80W

10.0am: Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Virginian”

10.30am: “Virginian” proceeded NNW 13 kts. Proceeded as reqt in station 4’ SW from “Virginian”

11.30am: a/c as reqt to close “Virginian”

12.20pm: V.A. returned on board. Mid Stokes, Richardson and armed guard rejoined

12.30pm: Proceeded N10W 13 kts zigzag “Virginian” parted company Northd


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24 August 1916

At sea

Lat 61.7, Long -12.7

6.0am: a/c S85E Schooner proved to be Danish “Katrina” already examined

8.15am: Stopped boarded British SS “Vasco” from Liverpool to Arkangel all correct, allowed her to proceed

1.47pm: Sighted SS SE

2.35pm: Proved to be British St trawler “Quail” all correct allowed to proceed

5.0pm: a/c S23W zigzag. Sighted “Hildebrand” SbE

5.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand”. Recd armed guards for “Patia”, “Moldavia”, “Orcoma”, and “Columbella”. Lieut Kenyon rejoined

6.45pm: Proceeded S45W 13 kts zigzag “Hildebrand” parted company Northd

8.15pm: a/c SSE to close trawler proved to be British St trawler “Sisafon” fishing on Faeroe bank, allowed her to proceed


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25 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.7, Long -11.5

5.35am: Sighted HMS “Patia” N60W

6.10am: Stopped communicated by boat, discharged “Patia’s” armed guard to “Patia”

6.45am: Proceeded S50W 13 kts “Patia” parted company Westward

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” N50W

11.0am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Columbella”; discharged armed guard (one) to “Columbella” and (one) for passage to “Orcoma”

1.40pm: Sighted HMS “Mantua” SSE

2.0pm: Proceeded as reqt slow speed communicating by signal with “Mantua”

2.30pm: Set course N76W 10 kts “Mantua” parted company Eastward

6.30pm: Sighted HMS “Artois” bg South


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26 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -12.5

7.45am: Sighted HMS “Patia” EbN

Hands employed cleaning ship


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27 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -10.1

2.25pm: a/c SE trawler proved to be British St trawler “McLeay” from Hull to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

3.15pm: a/c N20W to close second trawler found to be British St trawler “Isobel” from Hull to Iceland, allowed to proceed

5.25pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SSE

5.45pm: Passed St trawler “Siluria” from Grimsby to Iceland

5.50pm: a/c South to close “Orvieto”

6.0pm: Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Orvieto”

6.40pm: Proceeded S85W 13 kts in company with “Orvieto”

7.15pm: Vice Admiral returned on board. Recd 3 armed guards for passage to “Orcoma”

7.45pm: Proceeded West 16 kts zigzag “Orvieto” parted company Southward


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28 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.1, Long -13.9

8.24am: Sighted HMS “Patia” S56E

8.40am: Stopped boarded British SS “Knight Garth” from Liverpool to Arkangel, all correct allowed her to proceed

9.15am: Proceeded SE 13 kts to close “Patia”

9.30am: Stopped, Captain of “Patia” came on board to see V.A.

9.50am: Proceeded S30W 13 kts “Patia” in company

10.40am: Stopped, Captain of “Patia” left ship; discharged Captain Gillespie RMLI & armed guards for “Mantua” to “Patia” for passage

11.50am: a/c S50W to close “Teutonic” bg SW

12.30pm: Commodore came on board to see Vice Admiral

1.0pm: Proceeded S30W 13 kts zigzag “Teutonic” in company

2.30pm: Stopped, Commodore left ship

2.40pm: Proceeded S30W 15 kts zigzag “Teutonic” parted company Westd

3.45pm: Sighted French AMC “Artois” SEbS

4.20pm: Ordered “Artois” to intercept sail; a/c S30W zigzag

6.0pm: a/c South to close “Orcoma” bg SbE

6.45pm: Stopped discharged “Orcoma” 3 armed guards to “Orcoma”


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29 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.5, Long -14.4

10.45am: Sighted SS bg East

11.50am: Stopped boarded British SS “Sicily” from Liverpool to Arkangel, allowed her to proceed

5.50pm: Sighted “Patuca” ESE & SS SbE

6.36pm: a/c as reqt signalling British SS “General Gordon” bound for Arkangel with lighter in tow

7.0pm: “Patuca” closed; stopped, Captain of “Patuca” came on board

7.20pm: Proceeded SSE “Patuca” in company

9.55pm: Stopped “Patuca” closed, Captain of “Patuca” left ship

10.15pm: Proceeded S68E 16 kts “Patuca” parted company Eastward


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30 August 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.7, Long -5.1

4.0am: Sighted Arran Id Lt bg S12E

4.10am: Sighted Tory Island: SE ½ E

7.40am: Sighted Inishtrahull NE 1.5’ a/c S65E zigzag

10.58am: Maidens abeam 4’ a/c N55E

12.40pm: Killig Bcn bore W½N

5.40pm: Chickens Rk Lt Ho N35 E 16.5’

10.30pm: Stopped, picked up pilot

11.45pm: Turned to flood stream, engines as reqt, waiting for dock gates to open


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31 August 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Entered Sandon basin proceeded into Sandon Dock

1.50am: Secured alongside in Sandon Dock NE

Discharged mid Scot Stokes RNR to HMS “Queen Elizabeth”

8.20am: Hands employed preparing for coaling, refitting & as reqt

Mid Lewty & armed guard joined

2.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to shore

11.0am: Paid money to ship’s company, issued soap and tobacco

Gave leave to Port watch till 9am


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1916


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1 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.45pm: Hands employed cleaning after magazine of sand


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2 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning after magazine of sand

Discharged 3 ratings to the shore

10.40am: Lieut AR Douglas RNVR joined ship

6.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RNB Devonport



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3 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.40am: Landed RC Church Party

9.45am: Held Divine Service on board


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4 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.0am: Hands hauling ship off to allow in lighter

11.10am: Hauled off ship to allow “Scandinavian” to proceed

12.50pm: Secured ship alongside

4.0pm: Read warrant N° 80

4.30pm: Hands hauling off ship to allow “Metagama” alongside

6.0pm: Secured ship


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5 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Commenced coaling shore labour

2.0pm: Stopped coaling


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6 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Recommenced coaling shore labour

Hands blacking down aloft, painting & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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7 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: 1 rating joined from RMLI Bks D’port

7.30am: Recommenced coaling (shore labour)

1 rating joined from RMLI Bks Dport. Discharged 3 ratings to “Columbella”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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8 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands painting ship & as reqt

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to RNB Devonport

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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9 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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10 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church parties

9.30am: Held Divine Service on board

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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11 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

14 boys joined from RNB Devonport

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 4 ratings to RNB Portsmouth

5.0pm: Finished coaling recd 4528.2 tons

Discharged 12 ratings to RNB Devonport


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12 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands provisioning ship & as reqt

4 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle” for passage to “Teutonic”


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13 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4 ratings joined from RNB Davenport

Hands employed provisioning ship & as reqt

Tested magazine flooding valves: correct


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14 September 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: 4 ratings joined from RNB Portsmouth

11.45pm: Put clocks back 1 hour to GMT

11.15pm: Pilot on board & tugs secured fore & aft

11.50pm: Cast off proceed in charge of tugs and pilot into river


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15 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.7, Long -5.2

1.30am: Stopped. Dropped pilot

2.15am: Passed Formby Lt V

2.35am: Passed Barr Lt V set course N62W Incd 16 kts 3 & 6 pt zigzag

5.35am: Skerries Lt bore S20 W

9.0am: Chickens Rk Lt SE2E

11.30am: Mull of Galloway Lt Ho S76E 9’

3.0pm: Passed armed yacht “Maid of Honour” on patrol

5.10pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian” bound East


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16 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 55 51N, Long 13 40W

3.20pm: Sighted HMS “Orotava” bg North

Read warrant N° 81, 82

5.25pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto”

6.5pm: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Orvieto”

6.30pm: Proceeded N15W 13kts zigzag “Orvieto” parted company to Southward

8.12pm: Switched on dim navigation lights

9.30pm: Switched off navigation lights


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17 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -15.0

9.25am: Sighted HMS “Otway” NEbN

9.35am: a/c N40E to close

10.10am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

10.40am: Proceeded North 40 East. 13 kts steady course. “Otway” parted company NE

11.50am: a/c NW to intercept SS steering Eastd

12.10pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Jumna” from New York to S. Shields, all correct allowed to proceed


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18 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.2, Long -15.2

6.7am: Sighted sail bg East a/c as reqt to close; proved to be French Topsail Schooner “Roland” from Iceland to Graveline previously boarded, allowed to proceed

8.35am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” bg East

8.40am: a/cS60E to close

8.50am: a/c NE reduced to 10 kts “Teutonic” in company East 4 miles

Read warrants 83, 84, 85

4.40pm: “Teutonic” closed

4.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”, Captain Gillespie RMLI rejoined ship

6.0pm: Proceeded N25E 10 kts “Teutonic” parted company SE


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19 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -13.0

Sighted HMS “Motagua” N30E

8.50am: Sighted SS ENE “Motagua” proceeded to examine proved to be British SS “Winona” already examined

10.10am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Motagua”; discharged 1 rating for passage to “Virginian”

10.20am: Proceeded South 13 kts zigzag in company with “Motagua”

11.45am: Took station 6’ West from “Motagua”

12.10pm: Proceeded as reqt keeping about 6’ Westd of “Motagua”

Motagua carried out 6” gun practice

2.0pm: Proceeded as reqt to close “Motagua”

2.10pm: Stopped V.A. returned on board

2.45pm: Proceeded N55E 13 kts zigzag “Motagua” parted company SE

3.40pm: a/c SEbE to close SS bg EbN

4.0pm: Stopped boarded Russian SS “EKAMEPEIRA” from Arkangel to Brest, allowed to proceed

11.20pm: a/c N30E to close SS proved to be Norwegian SS “Kolaasund” flying correct flag of day, allowed to proceed


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20 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.3, Long -10.4

6.20am: Stopped vessel proved to be British trawler “Octavia” from Hull to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” S77W a/c S80W to close

9.45am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Patuca”. Discharged Lieut Douglas Mid Osmond, Pye and Anderson & armed guard (8 ratings) to “Patuca”

10.40am: Proceeded NE full speed “Patuca” carried out target practice

11.50am: a/c S75E to close trawler

12.15pm: Stopped boarded British trawler “Maggie Rose” from Iceland all correct allowed to proceed

12.35pm: Proceeded WSW to close “Patuca”

1.15pm: Took station astern of “Patuca” a/c N65E

1.30pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

1.45pm: Proceeded NE 13 kts “Patuca” parted company Northd

1.50pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” bg North

5.0pm: Sighted sail bg N60E

6.0pm: Stopped sent Mid Cunningham and armed guard to take Danish ketch “Star of Hope” to Stornoway


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21 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 64 47, Long 5 45W

7.55am: Sighted sail NNE in tow of SS

8.20am: a/c N60E to examine proved to be hulk “Vega” in tow of Norwegian Stm Trawler “Vigra”. Flying correct flag of day, allowed them to proceed

9.30am: Stopped dropped a target proceeded 15 kts carried out 1 inch aiming practice from 6 in & .45 aiming practice from 6 pdr. Exd General Quarters

11.00am: Picked up target, proceeded S60W 13 kts zigzag

4.30pm: Sighted SS bg WbS a/c S80W

5.10pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Trevessa” bound to Arkangel allowed to proceed


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22 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 61 35N, Long 10 27W

6.0am: Commenced zigzag

6.30am: Sighted SS N40W a/c N10W to close

6.50am: a/c as reqt signalling to “Inchmoor” bound to Arkangel

8.40am: Sighted HMS “Avenger” SbW

8.45am: a/c South “Avenger” in company

10.0am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Avenger”. Took station astern of “Avenger”

10.35am: Proceeded South, speed as reqt keeping in company with “Avenger”

12.0am: Stopped

12.15pm: Vice Admiral returned on board

9.45am: Sighted SS NbE

10.5pm: a/c N25W proved to be British trawler “Macleay” from Hull to Iceland, allowed her to proceed


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23 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 62 8N, Long 10 17W

12.55pm: Heard siren ahead, stopped

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella”; “Columbella” stopped communicated with her by boat

2.5pm: Proceeded S80W 8 kts “Columbella” parted company Eastd

4.5pm: Boarded British SS “Lullington” from Cardiff to Arkangel, allowed her to proceed

5.40pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Mabel Baird” from Cardiff to Arkangel, allowed her to proceed

7.45pm: Stopped boarded Danish Schooner “Fox II” from Greenland to Copenhagen sent Sub Lt Elliot and armed guard to take her to Kirkwall


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24 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 62 14N, Long 14 35W

1.30am: Stopped examined SS by searchlight proved to be British Adrt Collier “Mavisbrook” allowed her to proceed

2.30am: Stopped boarded British SS “Larchgrove” bound Arkangel, all correct allowed her to proceed

3.20am: Proceeded as reqt to close 3rd SS proved to be British Adrt Collier “Lotusmere” all correct allowed her to proceed

8.50am: a/c as reqt to close SS proved to be British Stm trawler “Commander Holbrook” all correct allowed her to proceed

10.15am: Sighted HMS “Otway” NbE, ordered “Otway” to take station NbE 6 miles

11.15am: Ordered “Otway” to close a/c N20E

11.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”; Commodore Booty came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.45am: Proceeded N 13 kts “Otway” in company

12.0pm: “Otway” parted company to Southward

12.45pm: a/c N70E to close SS sighed to NE

1.20pm: SS proved to be trawler a/c to close “Otway”

1.50pm:Sighted HMS “Otway” a/c East “Otway” in company

2.5pm: Stopped, Commodore Booty left ship

2.10pm: Proceeded South 13 kts zigzag


25 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 61 33N, Long 11 19W

9.50am: Stopped dropped target

10.5am: Exd G.Q.s proceeded as reqt carrying out Heavy gun practice 10 rds per gun from Port guns & 6 pdr

11.0am: Completed practice, closed & picked up target


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26 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -14.8

11.45am: a/c South locating HMS “Hildebrand” by W/T Direction Finder

12.35pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” SW 3 miles ordered her to take station astern

1.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand”

2.0pm: Proceeded N45W 13 kts zigzag. “Hildebrand” parted company Southward

Number on sick list: 7


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27 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -13.9

Northern lights very bright throughout watch

9.10am: Heard siren ahead. Stopped full speed astern

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” close on Port bow

9.35am: Proceeded WNW “Patuca” in company

9.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patuca”

11.35am: “Patuca” parted company Northward

5.40pm: Sighted smoke to Eastd

5.55pm: Reduced to slow spoke Brit stm trawler “Bridlington” from Hull to Iceland allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 7


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28 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -10.2

1.0pm: a/c as reqt to examine Danish fishing ketch TG 303, allowed her to proceed

3.15pm: Sighted Armed trawler “Rushcoe” ENE ordered her to close

3.40pm: Stopped sent boat for “Rushcoe’s” Comd Officer

4.10pm: Boat hoisted, proceeded North 3 & 6 pt zigzag, “Rushcoe” in company

5.35pm: Stopped Comd Officer of “Rushcoe” left ship

6.5pm: a/c WbS to examine Danish ketch 338

8.30pm: Sighted HMS “Gloucestershire” NW. Communicated with her by signal

Number on sick list: 4


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29 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -13.8

10.0am: Secured hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt


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30 September 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -11.9

6.40am: a/c NbE to close SS to North

7.30am: a/c as reqt speaking British Trawler “Great Admiral” Hull to Iceland, allowed her to proceed



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1916


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1 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.6, Long -4.2

5.20am: a/c SSE to close SS bg EbS

5.30am: Found to be Swedish SS “Solve” with armed guard on board, allowed her to proceed

9.10am: a/c W to close Armed trawler “Robert Smith”

9.35am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Robert Smith”

11.50am: a/c S11E closing SS

Vessel proved to be Swedish SS “Solve” already examined

8.50pm: Sighted glare of Eshaness Lt S20E

11.0pm: Sighted HMTBD “Arab”

11.33pm: Passed boom defence

Number on sick list: 3


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2 October 1916

Busta Voe

12.5am: Came to with Port anchor. Engines as reqt for letting go second anchor to clear HMS “Hilary”

12.32am: Let go Starbd anchor veered to 4 shackles. Found here HMS “Patuca”, “Hilary”, “Gibraltar”, “Amsterdam” & Fleet auxiliaries

6.0am: Hands preparing for coaling

6.10am: Collier “Rubio” secured port side; Collier “Rouen” secured Starbd side

7.20am: Coaling party from “Gibraltar” on board

7.30am: Commenced coaling

9.15am: Sub Lieut Elliott & armed guard rejoined

4.30pm: Lieut Douglas & armed guard rejoined

5.45pm: Stopped coaling for the day

Shifted collier “Rouen” end for end

8.45pm: Mid Cunningham & armed guard rejoined

Sign Bosun Bullimore RN joined ship

1 rating rejoined

Number on sick list: 3


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3 October 1916

Busta Voe

5.45am: Arrived HMS “Duke of Cornwall”

7.30am: Arrived HMS “Artois”

7.50am: Recommenced coaling assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

Discharged Act Sign mate Patchett, Engr Sub Lieut Calendare & 2 ratings for passage South

9.55am: Finished coaling recd 1498 tons

6.30pm: Sailed HMS “Patuca”

9.15pm: Sailed HMS “Hilary”

Number on sick list: 3


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4 October 1916

Busta Voe

Lat 60.4, Long -1.7

8.20am: Arrived HMTBD “Arab” & HMS “Ice Whale” with armed trawler “Robert Smith” in tow

Exercised abandon ship all boats away under oars & sail

11.30am: Hoisted & secured boats for sea

3.0pm: Sub Lieut Day & armed guard (3) of “Columbella”, Mid Porter & armed guard (2) of “Moldavia” joined for passage

6.30pm: Weighed, proceeded out of harbour slow & as reqt

7.15pm: Stopped awaiting drifter with telegram

7.15pm: Cast off drifter, proceeded out of harbour 15 kts

10.50pm: As reqt examining SS found to be Nor. SS “Alecto” previously boarded, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 3


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5 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -4.6

10.10am: a/c as reqt closing SS “Herø” bound from Ireland to Norway

10.30am: Sent Sub Lieut G Elliott RNR to take Nor SS “Herø” to Lerwick

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” bg NW ordered her to examine smoke to Northd

3.30pm: “Changuinola” closed

3.50pm: Captain of “Changuinola” came on board to see Vice Admiral

4.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral & Captain of “Changuinola” proceeded on board “Changuinola”, also discharged Sub Lt Day & armed guard for passage to “Columbella”

5.0pm: Proceeded 18 kts N15E to examine SS to Northd

6.20pm: Stopped signalled British SS “Clan Mackintosh” bound Arkangel

6.35pm: Shaped course S15W 15 kts to close “Changuinola”

6.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

7.15pm: Shaped course N80W 2 & 4 zigzag 13 kts “Changuinola” parted company SW

8.0pm: Incd 15 kts a/c N45W to close SS to NW

8.30pm: SS found to be Swedish SS “Blanche” already examined by “Changuinola”, allowed her to proceed

8.35pm: Shaped Co N80W 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag; Northern Lights bright during watch


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6 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -13.6

4.30pm: a/c S80W searching for “Moldavia”

4.45pm: a/c SE abandoned rendezvous with “Moldavia”

Number on sick list: 2


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7 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -11.8

6.0am: a/c as reqt signalling British SS “Trowbridge “from Barry to Arkangel

6.40am: Stopped, sent medical officer on board “Trowbridge”. Courses and speed as reqt circling around “Trowbridge”

8.15am: Sent Sub Liut Jones RNR to take SS “Trowbridge” to Arkangel. Mr Potts, master of “Trowbridge”, brought on board “Alsatian” with broken leg

9.0am: Proceeded N15E at 18 kts to close SS to Northward

9.50am: a/c as reqt signalling British SS “Wandle” flying correct flag of day, allowed her to proceed

10.15am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” to NW

10.20am: Reduced to 8 kts ordered “Virginian” to follow Flag to SSE after examining SS to N

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Kildonan Castle” SSE

11.15am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Kildonan Castle”

12.30pm: a/c as reqt to close “Kildonan Castle”

12.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board with Captain of “Kildonan Castle”

1.0pm: Proceeded SW 14 kts “Virginian” & “Kildonan Castle” in company

2.10pm: Ordered “Kildonan Castle” to close

3.0pm: Stopped, Captain of “Kildonan Castle” left ship

3.5pm: Proceeded NNW to close “Virginian”

3.20pm: Stopped, Captain of “Virginian” came on board. Discharged Mr Potts, master of SS “Trowbridge”, to “Virginian” for passage South

“Kildonan Castle” parted company Southd

4.0pm: Proceeded SSW 13 kts “Virginian” in company

4.30pm: Stopped, Captain of “Virginian” left ship

4.50pm: Proceeded S79W to close two SS to Westd

5.20pm: a/c as reqt signalling British SS “Edendale” & SS “Firfield” bound to Arkangel

5.55pm: Allowed them to proceed; a/c West 13 kts zigzag

Number on sick list: 1


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8 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -15.9

12.5pm: a/c NbE to intercept sail NbW

12.35pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian barque “Cedarbank” from New York to Leith; sent her to Kirkwall with armed guard (3), Lieut Douglas RNVR in charge

1.0pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” North ordered her to close

1.20pm: Proceeded East 13 kts “Moldavia” in company

2.10pm: a/c as reqt to close “Moldavia”

2.15pm: Stopped. Discharged Sub Lt Potts and mid Parker & 3 ratings to “Moldavia”; Engr Comdr Bell proceeded on board to examine “Moldavia” steering engine

2.30pm: Proceeded North 13 kts “Moldavia” in company

3.15pm: Closed “Moldavia”

3.20pm: Stopped, Engr Comdr Bell returned on board

3.50pm: Proceeded East 13 kts zigzag “Moldavia” parted company SE

Number on sick list: 1


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9 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -15.9

8.35am: Sighted SS S87E

9.0am: a/c SE to close

10.35am: a/c South SS found to be Nor SS “Patria” with armed guard on board

11.25am: Incd 15 kts to close SS to Northward

1.43pm: Co & Speed as reqt speaking with British trawler “Conisboro Castle” G.Y. 533 all correct allowed her to proceed

1.55pm: Proceeded ENE 13 kts to close SS sighted NE

3.30pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Hercules” from New York to Arkangel, but with orders to discharge at a Norwegian port if unable to pass Vardo by Oct 15th

5.15pm: Sent Lieut Griffiths & armed guard to take “Hercules” to Lerwick

5.45pm: Proceeded SbE 13 kts in company with “Hercules”

6.50pm: a/c S11E signalling to “Hercules”

7.0pm: Proceeded North 10 kts “Hercules” parted company to Southd

8.50pm: a/c NNW to intercept SS to Northd

9.30pm: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Hertha” from Siglefiord to Goteborg with herrings for Swedish Govt ordered her to call at Lerwick & allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 2


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10 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.4, Long -10.5

10.10am: Sighted Armed Trawler “Rushcoe” NNW ordered her to close

11.0am: Stopped sent Mid Lewty, Cunningham, Osmond & armed guards (6 ratings) to “Rushcoe”

Comdg Officer of “Rushcoe” came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.30am: Proceeded NE 15 kts to close ketch to NNE

12.15pm: a/c as reqt circling ketch reduced to 13 kts

1.0pm: “Rushcoe” closed

1.10pm: Stopped, Commanding Officer of “Rushcoe” left ship; “Rushcoe” proceeded to examine ketch

2.10pm: a/c N11E to close SS bg NE ½ N, incd 15 kts

2.50pm: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “John” from Goteborg to Siglefiord in ballast, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 2


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11 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long -6.6

4.40pm: Sighted French AMCO “Artois” SEbE ½ E

5.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Artois”; Mid Anderson & armed guard rejoined, recd armed guards as follows for passage [ed note: blank space in between quotation marks]

Lieut Jayman & 1 armed guard of “Hilary”

Lieut Philip Rodick Taylor, Sub Lt Mole, Mid Shalders 5 guards of “Avenger”

Sub Lt Kirk & 1 guard of “Hildebrand”

Mid Mason & 1 guard of “Orvieto”

Number on sick list: 4


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12 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -10.4

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

5.0pm: Commenced 2 & 4 pt zigzag

Number on sick list: 6


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13 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -17.9

8.0am: a/c N42W zigzag sighted HMS “Gloucestershire”

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” ordered her to close

11.0am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand”. Discharged Sub Lt Kirk & armed guard to “Hildebrand”

Ratings for “Avenger” “Columbella” “Patuca” “Motagua” “Ebro” & “Gloucestershire” joined for passage

2.0pm: a/c S20E sighted HMS “Gloucestershire” S30E

2.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Gloucestershire”, sent ratings to “Gloucestershire”(“Ebro” & “Gloucestershire”)

3.40pm: Proceeded S11E 15 kts. Read warrant N° 86

5.25pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” ahead

5.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto”, discharged Mid Mason & armed guards (3) to “Orvieto”

Number on sick list: 5


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14 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -10.8

10.40am: Sighted HMS “Otway” ENE

Number on sick list: 7


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15 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -11.5

9.10am: Sighted sail W ½ S

12.37pm: a/c S 10 kts sail proved to be Norwegian ship “Karmo" already boarded

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” SbW

3.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Motagua”. Discharged Lt Joynson & 3 ratings for passage to “Hilary”

5.15pm: Reduced to 10 kts “Hilary” [ed. note: possibly “Motagua”] parted company to Northd

6.0pm: a/c SWbW to intercept SS bg West

6.55pm: As reqt signalling British SS “Westgate” from Cardiff to Arkangel putting back to Londonderry owing to Master & 2 crew having been accidentally injured

8.0pm: Boarded “Westgate” sent surgeon Cooke to Londonderry in “Westgate”

Number on sick list: 8


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16 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.3, Long -14.9

2.5pm: Sighted HMS “Glostershire” N28E

3.5pm: a/c N19W stopped communicated by boat with “Glostershire”

3.45pm: Proceeded N8E 15 kts “Glostershire” parted company to Southward

4.0pm: Sighted SS ahead ordered “Glostershire” to intercept

5.35pm: Sighted HMS “Avenger” ENE

6.15pm: Stopped proceeded as reqt communicating with “Avenger”; Captain Gillespie, Lieut Comd Kenyon rejoined ship. Discharged Lieuts Taylor, Rodick, Phylips, Sub Lieut Mole & Mid Sheldon & 15 ratings armed guards to “Avenger”

7.40pm: Proceeded East 13 kts “Avenger” parted company Westd


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17 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -11.2

4.5pm: Commenced sounding every half hour without obtaining soundings at 100 fhms until 8.30pm

10.20pm: a/c S80E Vessel proved to be Brit St trawler “Battle Abbey” fishing on Faeroe bank

Number on sick list: 6


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18 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60 58N, Long 3 40W

8.20am: Sighted “Orotava” N50E

9.25am: Sighted trawler S60E

11.0am: a/c S30E reduced to slow, trawler proved to be British S/T “India” G.Y. 570 from Iceland to Grimsby, allowed her to proceed

7.45pm: Sighted Eshaness Lt S31E

9.40pm: Co & speed as reqt entering harbour

9.50pm: Passed Muchle Roe Lt

9.55pm: Passed boom defence

10.15pm: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 6 shackles.

Found here HMS “Gibraltar, “Kildonan Castel” and Fleet auxly

Mid Cunningham & 2 armed guards 6 ratings joined from “Kildonan Castle”


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19 October 1916

Swarbacks Minn

5.45am: Arrived and anchored HMS “Hildebrand”

6.10am: Collier “Bargarth” secured Starbd side

Collier “Sheaf Field” secured Port side

Hands preparing for coaling

7.50am: Hands preparing for coaling assisted by ratings from “Gibraltar”

Hands coaling ship

6.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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20 October 1916

Swarbacks Minn

7.30am: Recommenced coaling assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

Arrived HMS “Vienna” (A.B.S.)

Hands coaling ship

2.45pm: Finished coaling recd 1776 tons

3.35pm: Cast off both colliers

4.0pm: Sent N° 11 boat to “Kildonan Castle”, recd boat from “Kildonan Castle” in exchange

6.15pm: “Kildonan Castle” commenced to weigh apparently in difficulties. Signal made asking what was the matter with “Kildonan Castle”

8.30pm: Observed “Kildonan Castle” aground aft abreast Free Kirk & collier “Largo” also aground apparently front of “Kildonan Castle”

7.5pm: Vice Admiral proceeded aboard “Kildonan Castle”. Ordered all small craft to raise seam & assemble alongside “Kildonan Castle”

Put steam on main engines & prepared ship for towing

Discharged Lieut R.E. Schlosser RNR to “Vienna” for passage South to “Arlanza”

“Vienna” sailed


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21 October 1916

Swarbacks Minn

12.45am: “Kildonan Castle” afloat and anchored in N°1 berth

6.30am: Collier “Largo” refloated & anchored

5.40pm: Weighed, turned to SW

5.45pm: Proceeded out of harbour 15 kts

5.55pm: Reduced to slow, passed through boom defence

6.5pm: Incd 18 kts passed Muckle Roe Lt, shaped course NW


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22 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.2, Long -6.2

10.15am: Held Divine Service on board

1.35pm: Sighted Faeroe Islands SSW about 55’ distant


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23 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -11.3

4.20am: Sighted Lt bg NWbW ½ W

4.55am: a/c SW vessel proved to be British St Trawler “Jamaica” from Iceland. Warned her submarine action of Shetlands & let her proceed

Electric recorder of P log out of order, log read aft

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” East

3.25pm: a/c East to close “Hildebrand”

3.40pm: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Hildebrand”; Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

4.0pm: Proceeded West 13 kts zigzag “Hildebrand” in company

4.40pm: a/c North to close “Hildebrand”

4.50pm: Stopped, Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship

4.55pm: Proceeded N10E 13 kts zigzag “Hildebrand” parted company Southd


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24 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 64.2, Long -12.3

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

5.10pm: a/c NE to close trawler to North East

5.20pm: a/c as reqt speaking British trawler “Nellie Bruce” G.Y.494 fishing allowed her to proceed


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25 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 66.0, Long -13.1

8.10am: Armed Trawlers “Robert Smith” & “Walpole” ordered them to close

8.15am: Stopped, sent boat for Comd Officers of trawlers

8.44am: Comd Officers on board proceeded S23E 10 kts trawlers in company

10.10am: Stopped, trawlers closed Comd Officers returned to their ships

10.45am: Proceeded 15 kts S23E trawlers parted company Northward

2.5pm: a/c N20W to locate “Avenger” using W/T Direction Finder

2.55pm: Sighed HMS “Avenger” NW

3.0pm: a/c as reqt to close

3.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Avenger” Comd Officer came on board to see Vice Admiral

3.45pm: Proceeded South 15 kts “Avenger” in company

4.50pm: Stopped, Captain of “Avenger” left ship

5.15pm: Proceeded S23E 15 kts

5.35pm: a/c N75W reduced to 8 kts to signal to “Avenger”

5.45pm: Proceeded S23E 15 kts “Avenger” parted company Northward

10.30pm: a/c SbE to close st trawler proved to be “Nellie Bruce” already examined


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26 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -12.2

11.40am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” SSE

11.55am: Reduced to 10 kts a/c SSE “Virginian” in company

4.30pm: Stationed “Virginian” 6 miles astern

11.30pm: Switched on dim side lights


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27 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -13.5

7.5am: Sighted HMS “Virginian” N40E

7.20am: a/c SW “Virginian” in company

9.15am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”; discharged 2 ratings for passage to “Columbella”. Engr Comd Bell & 1 rating rejoined from “Virginian”

10.0am: Proceeded N, 13 kts zigzag, “Virginian” parted company Southward


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28 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -14.6

8.35am: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” SEbE

9.20am: a/c as reqt communicating by boat with “Almanzora”; 1 rating joined ship & recd 1 armed guard (Sub Lt Rowland & 3 ratings) for “Orcoma”; 1 armed guard (Sub Lt Butler & 4 ratings) for “Ebro”

10.0am: a/c NE 3 & 6 zigzag “Almanzora” parted company Westward

11.25am: a/c S68E to close trawler proved to be British S.T. “Garnet” H 495 from Hull to Iceland, gave her Latitude & warned her submarine working off Portland Iceland and allowed her to proceed

1.30pm: a/c East to close SS to Eastd proved to be Norwegian SS “Activ” flying flag of day, allowed her to proceed


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29 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -14.4

8.30am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SWbS

9.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto” Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

9.50am: Proceeded South 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” proceeded to examine sail to SW

11.0am: a/c West ordered “Orvieto” to close sail proved to be Norwegian [ed. note: blank space] bound to [ed. note: blank space] allowed to proceed

11.40am: Stopped, Captain of “Orvieto” left ship, discharged Sub Lt Butler & “Ebro” armed guard for passage to “Ebro”

11.45am: Proceeded North 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag. “Orvieto” parted company NE

12.30pm: Sighted SS N50W

1.15pm: a/c N65E 8 kts signalling British SS “Birchgrove” from Barry to Aleksandrovosk. Warned her be submarines off Norwegian coast and allowed her to proceed

4.35pm: a/c SE incd 15 kts to close “Patuca” bg SE

5.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patuca”. Lieut Duder RNR joined ship, Lieut Douglas RNR & Sub Lieut Elliot & armed guards rejoined. Captain of “Patuca” came on board to see V.A.

5.35pm: Proceeded SWbS “Patuca” in company

6.15pm: a/c N40W to close “Patuca”

6.30pm: Stopped, Captain of “Patuca” left ship

6.35pm: Proceeded North 2 & 4 pt zigzag “Patuca” parted company to Southward

Number on sick list: 7


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30 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -16.1

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

Number on sick list: 5


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31 October 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -16.9

8.25pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” E

10.0am: Exd G.Q.s Proceeded 14 kts carrying out rate of change exercise with “Changuinola”

10.30am: Completed exercise

10.45am: a/c West “Changuinola” parted company Eastd

Number on sick list: 6



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1916


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1 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -17.5

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” NNE

10.0am: Exd G.Q.s Proceeded as reqt carrying out Rate of Change exercise with “Almanzora”

10.35am: Completed exercise proceeded WNW 13 kts

10.45am: a/c as reqt to close and communicate by boat with “Almanzora”

11.0am: Capt of “Almanzora” came on board to see V.A.

12.15pm: Stopped, Capt of “Almanzora” left ship

Number on sick list: 5


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2 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.2, Long -17.0

9.20am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SE

10.0am: Exd G.Q.s Proceeded as reqt carrying out rate of change exercise with “Teutonic”

10.45am: Completed exercise

11.20am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”; Commodore came on board to see V.A.

1.50pm: a/c WSW to close “Teutonic”

2.5pm: Stopped, Commodore left ship

Read Warrant N° 87


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3 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -14.0

5.10am: a/c WbS to intercept sail SWbS

5.30am: a/c S65E 3 & 6 zigzag intending to close sail at daylight

7.0am: Sighted sail West

9.35am: Stopped boarded sail proved to be Danish Topsl Schooner “Catherine” from Iceland to Montrose. Obtained written guarantee from Master & allowed her to proceed

4.40pm: Sighted SS bg East a/c N65E 15 kts to close

5.15pm: Vessel proved to be Norwegian “Christian Michelson” Westbound flying correct flag of day. Allowed her to proceed


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4 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -11.7

10.8am: Sighted sail SW

11.20am: a/c S21W 3 & 6 zigzag; Vessel proved to be Danish schooner “Are” flying correct flag of day

4.15pm: Fired 2 rounds from each Anti Aircraft 6 pdr

4.20pm: Sighted & exchanged signals with “Motagua”


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5 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 54.4, Long -5.2

12.40am: Sighted Avanmore Lt S42E

1.25am: Sighted Tory Id Lt S78E

3.30am: Sighted Inishtrahull S75E

7.15am: a/c as reqt thro’ Rathlin Sd passed HM Yacht “Zara” on patrol and HMS “Calgarian” with 2 destroyers in company bound NW

5.10pm: Sighted Bar Lt V ESE

6.15pm: Picked up pilot

7.45pm: Entered Sandon ½ tide dock

Heavy squalls

9.25pm: Secured alongside in Sandon half tide dock


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6 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.50am: Two wires aft carried away. Secured ship by towing hawser and warp

4 ratings joined from Devonport

11.15am: Paid money to ship’s company, issued soap and tobacco

1.0pm: Discharged 1 rating to Rosyth. Hands securing ship with extra wires


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7 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Read warrant N° 88; discharged 1 rating to Watham gaol

10.15am: Tugs alongside slipped from Sandon basin proceeded to Canada dock

11.20am: Secured in Canada Dock NW

12.0pm: Breasted off to allow coal lighters alongside

3.20pm: Shore gang commenced coaling

10.0pm: Stopped coaling for the night


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8 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Hands employed getting in stores & as reqt

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

9.5pm: Discontinued coaling


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9 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Discharged one rating to RNB Devonport

10.0pm: Discontinued coaling


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10 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed coaling (shore gang)

5.0pm: Stopped coaling

7.0pm: 13 ratings joined from Devonport


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11 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Stopped coaling


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12 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Held Divine Service on board. Landed R.C. Church parties


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13 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Shore gang continued coaling

Hands employed getting in ammunition, painting & refitting & as reqt

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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14 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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15 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

3.45pm: 20 ratings joined from Crystal Palace

Mr Fanel act Sub Lt RNVR joined ship

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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16 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 10 ratings to RNB Devonport

10.0am: Mid Anderson RNR left ship

Mid Baynharm RNR left ship

7.30pm: Commander Thurston DSO RN joined ship

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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17 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Finished coaling recd in all 4752 tons

8 ratings joined ship, 1 rating joined for passage to HMS “Otway”


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18 November 1916

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: 1 rating joined ship for passage North

10.0am: Sub Lt Pocock RNR joined ship for passage to “Otway”

10.45am: Discharged 1 rating for passage to HMS “Marlborough” and 9 ratings to RNB Devonport

1.0pm: Pilot on board & tugs secured fore & aft

3.5pm: Secured alongside SS “Lapland” in Sandon ½ tide Dock. Did slight damage to “Lapland’s” bridge while securing alongside owing to no floats having been put in position as “fend off”

4.20pm: Cast off from “Lapland”; proceeded as reqt to anchorage

4.50pm: Came to with Starbd anchor in 12 fhms veered to 60 fhms

Tug “Bison” attending on ship


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19 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 54 17N, 5 47W

5.35am: Passed Formby Lt V

5.40am: Stopped, dropped pilot

5.45am: Proceeded 15 kts out of river

9.55pm: Passed armed yacht “Vanessa”

12.20pm: Passed apparently mast of wreck showing 8 ft above water estimate Post Lat [ed. note: bank space] Long [ed. note: blank space]. Reported same by W/T

1.40pm: Passed large 4 funnelled transport (“Olympic”) 2 destroyers in company

8.30pm: Sighted Aranmore Lt S50W


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20 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 57.5, Long -12.6

2.30am: Commenced 2 & 4 zigzag

7.0am: Incd zigzag to 3 & 6 pts

8.15am: Sighted HMS “Hilary” ENE

1.30pm: Sighted HMS “Patuca” bg North

9.40pm: Sighted light NbW

11.0pm: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Florida” from Baltimore to Gotenberg with wheat, sent her to Kirkwall with armed guard Sub Lieut Elliot & 4 hands


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21 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.4, Long -16.3

8.50am: HMS “Teutonic” in company with SS “San Tirso”

10.10am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic”; Commodore came on board to see V.A.

11.50am: Ordered “Teutonic” to close

12.10pm: Commodore left ship

12.15pm: Proceeded N26E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Teutonic” parted company to take in tow SS “San Tirso” with broken Rudder

4.0pm: Quarters, sighted supposed smoke N50E

4.50pm: No further sign of smoke


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22 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.14, Long -14.45

3.30am: Sighted Lt bg SWbW

6.0am: Proceeded as reqt closing vessel proved to be USA SS “Wico” from Newcastle to New York, had been boarded, allowed her to proceed

10.50am: Sighted HMS “Otway” SEbS

11.0am: a/c S20E ordered “Otway” to close

11.35am: Stopped, Commodore came on board to see V.A.

11.45am: Proceeded NE 13 pts 3 & 6 zigzag “Otway” in company

2.35pm: Stopped, Commodore Booty left ship; sent boat to “Otway” with rating etc. & Sub Lieut Pocock

3.15pm: Hoisted boat proceeded North 13 kts zigzag

4.0pm: Quarters; dropped periscope target carried out anti submarine gun practice with 6 pdr. Courses as reqt


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23 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.54, Long -17.06

11.42am: Sighted sail bg WbN

12.40pm: a/c as reqt closing & circling round Norwegian barque “Sagitta” from Aarhus to St Thomas in ballast. Warned her by signal of derelict reported in 59N 19.51W & allowed her to proceed

4.0pm: Evening Quarters; read warrants Nos 89 & 90


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24 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -18.5

Experimented flying pilot kite & a small box kites altering course as follows [ed. note: a list of a/c follows this entry]

10.20pm: Sighted SS lights bg SE

10.50pm: a/c as reqt to close Norwegian SS “Fram” cleared Kirkwall for New York


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25 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -11.3

8.15am: Sighted HMS “Otway” ENE

9.35am: a/c as reqt to close “Otway”

9.50am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

Hands employed cleaning ship

“Otway” parted company to SE


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26 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -19.5

9.20am: Sighted apparent large spar floating end up covered with sea growth; circled round same


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27 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -12.3

11.55am: a/c NE Sighted “Virginian” NEbN

12.0am: Read warrant N° 92

12.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian” sent over stores & 1 rating for passage to Detention quarters

1.0pm: Proceeded NE 10 kts “Virginian” parted company to Southd

7.0pm: Sighted Lt of sailing vessel close to a/c as reqt circling round vessel found to be Danish Topsl Schooner “Hertha” bound SE. Allowed her to proceed


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28 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -10.0

Hands employed refitting and cleaning out boats


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29 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -12.4

2.50pm: Sighted apparently derelict S45W

2.53pm: a/c S45W to close

3.15pm: Proved to be Norwegian Sail “Musselerag” deserted

3.30pm: Exd G.Q.s proceeded 18 kts courses as reqt for carrying out Battle Practice run with “Musselerag” as target

4.15pm: Completed firing. Secured for G.Q.s proceeded as reqt circling derelict; sank same with High Explosive shell. Expended 18 rounds H.E. shell

5.50pm: Sighted SS bg SSW

7.0pm: Stopped sent to Lerwick with armed guard (Sub Lt Briggs) Norwegian SS “Christiania”

9.50pm: Sighted HMS “Avenger” SSE

Number on sick list: 8


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30 November 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -12.8

1.35am: a/c as reqt signalling to British SS “Cannizard” from Hull to New York; unable to board on account of sea

2.40am: Ordered vessel to proceed. Proceeded 8 kts course West keeping in sight of SS

9.0am: Ordered SS “Cannizard” to stop a/c as reqt to close

9.30am: Boarded “Cannizard” found to be all correct. Allowed her to proceed

2.45pm: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SE

3.0pm: Reduced to 10 kts “Teutonic” closed

3.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Teutonic” Sub Lt Jones RNR rejoined

4.30am: Proceeded NW 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Teutonic” parted company to SW. Mid Chaylington & 5 ratings joined for passage to “Changuinola”

7.45pm: Observed St Elmo’s light at masthead

Number on sick list: 7



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1916


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1 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -14.8

2.30am: Observed heavy flash of lightening followed by heavy rain squall

10.40am: Commenced 3 & 6 point zigzag

Hands employed refitting and cleaning ship

Aurora Borealis observed very brilliant

9.30pm: Commenced 2 & 4 point zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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2 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -11.1

7.0am Sighted Lt bg E a/c N73E to close

7.15am: a/c S65W circling vessel which proved to be Swedish SS “Ada”

7.25am: a/c S65W keeping in company with “Ada”

9.0am: a/c as reqt to close “Ada”

9.37am: Sent Lieut Elliott RNR & Sub Lt Powell RNVR & armed guard to take “Ada” to Stornoway

1.40pm: Sighted smoke bg East

1.50pm: a/c N50E Vessel proved to be British Stm trawler “Cadet” from Hull to Iceland

2.0pm: a/c as reqt hailing trawler and warning her be submarines off Iceland

3.5pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” SbE, ordered her to close

3.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”

Discharged “Changuinola’s” armed guard, Mid Cunningham in charge, for passage

4.15pm: Proceeded N60E 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Otway” parted company Westward. Sub Lieut Elliott & armed guard & Mid Hall joined from “Otway”

9.10pm: Sighted Myggenaes Lt S62 E


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3 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -4.3

10.10am: Look out reported 2 SS SSW

10.25am: a/c S22W to investigate

1.0pm: No further sign of SS a/c S50E 3 & 6 zigzag incd 16 kts

7.35pm: Sighted Lt East

7.45pm: a/c N70E to close 1st Lt proved to be apparently fishing vessel

9.30pm: Eshaness Lt abeam 4’; HMTBD “Locust” sighted

10.15pm: Passed boom defence

10.38pm: Came to with Port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 4 shackles

Found here HMS “Moldavia”, French Amt “Artois”, HMS “Gibraltar” & Fleet Auxly


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4 December 1916

Busta Voe

8.0am: Collier “Trowbridge” secured alongside Port side

Collier “Kyleakin” secured alongside Starbd side

Hands coaling ship assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

4.10pm: Discharged Eng Sub Lt Gilmour to “Moldavia”

4.15pm: Finished coaling for the night; turned collier “Kyleakin” end for end

Engr Sub Lt McLaren joined from “Moldavia”

4.30pm: HMS “Moldavia” sailed


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5 December 1916

Busta Voe

5.20am: Recommenced coaling

7.30am: “Gibraltar” coaling party recommenced coaling

Arrived HMS “Achilles” & “Duke of Cornwall”, former anchored in Olna Firth latter in Busta Voe

2.55pm: Arrived HMS “Vienna”

4.0pm: Finished coaling recd 1751 tons

4.5pm: Collier “Kyleakin” cast off

4.45pm: Collier “Trowbridge” commenced to cast off, but found her anchor foul of ship’s cable so resecured alongside doing damage to her fore bridge

Lieut Bray Revd Kendal Asst Pay Shaw and Postlethwaite joined ship; Revd Father Caldebank joined from “Artois”

10.30pm: Discharged Lieut Davidson RNVR, Mid Cunningham RNR to “Vienna” for passage South


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6 December 1916

Busta Voe

6.15am: HMS “Vienna” sailed

8.30am: Arrived and anchored HMS “Hilary”

9.20am: Weighed Starbd anchor shortened in to 3 shackles on Port cable

Collier “Trowbridge “weighed her anchor found now to be all clear

10.20am: Veered to 75 fathoms on Port cable

Discharged Mid Newton & 3 ratings to trawler “Tenby Castle”

1.0pm: Cast off collier “Trowbridge”

4.0pm: Read warrant N° 93

5.0pm:Sailed French AMC “Artois”

Hands preparing for sea

9.5pm: Weighed

9.10pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour

9.25pm: Passed boom defence

9.35pm: Muckle Roe Lt abeam, shaped Co N38W 18 kts

10.10pm: Commenced 3 & 6 zigzag


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7 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.0, Long -4.3

1.40pm: Sighted HMS “Duke of Edinburgh” with Armed Boarding Vessel in company


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8 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -13.0

Exd hands at divisional drill

Number on sick list: 8


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9 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 59.1, Long -13.7

Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 10


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10 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -10.4

1.40pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” West; “Otway” took station 4’ ahead

2.45pm: Stopped turned to NWbN communicated by boat with “Otway”

3.20pm: Proceeded S66W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Otway” parted company SE

Number on sick list: 8


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11 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -10.6

9.0am: Sighted HMS “Hilary””

9.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hilary

9.50am: Proceeded S25E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Hilary” parted company SW

1.0pm: Sighted HMS “Avenger” SSE

2.15pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Avenger”; Captain came on board to see V.A.

2.25pm: Proceeded NE 13 kts zigzag “Avenger” in company

3.15pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Avenger”. Discharged Lieut Comdr Kenyon to “Avenger” (lent). Captain of “Avenger” left ship


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12 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.5, Long -11.3

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

Number on sick list: 8


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13 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -10.4

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

Number on sick list: 9


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14 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.8, Long -9.2

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

Number on sick list: 8


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15 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -8.8

10.12am Sighted trawler SbW

11.0am: a/c as reqt hailing trawler proved to be St Trawler "Westray" H390 from Iceland to Hull, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 11


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16 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -8.8

6.37am: Sighted SS Lts bg NNW

6.50am: Vessel proved to be Danish Fishery Gunboat “Islands Falk” bound SSE

7.20am: a/c SSE 3 & 6 zigzag keeping in touch with “Islands Falk”

9.40am: a/c N75W communicated by signal with “Islands Falk”

1.0pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” N30E a/c N30E 3 & 6 zigzag “Moldavia” closed

1.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Moldavia”

2.10pm: Proceeded S30W 3 & 6 zigzag 13 kts “Moldavia” parted company Northward

3.25pm: Sighted SS SbE a/c S30E to intercept; Incd 15 kts

4.10pm: a/c as reqt to close SS

4.15pm: Stopped boarded Russian SS “Yaroslavl” from Liverpool to Yukanski. Allowed her to proceed. Warned her be submarine off NW Norway

8.0pm: Loom of Myggenaes Lt bore S58E

10.5pm: Sighted SS Lts NNE

10.30pm: a/c as reqt to close & examine British St trawler “Zaree” from Iceland to Grimsby. Allowed her to proceed


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17 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -8.8

5.40am: Commenced 3 & 6 zigzag

10.35am: Held Divine Service on board

4.50pm: Sounded every half hour without obtaining bottom

4.0pm: Evening Quarters

6.50pm: Sighted loom of Myggenaes Lt ESE

7.0pm: Reduced to 10 knots straight course


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18 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -8.8

11.0am: Sighted SS SWbS a/c SbW to close

11.50am: a/c as reqt intercepting SS

11.55am: Stopped. Vessel proved to be Nor SS “Kronprinzessin Victoria” from Iceland to Haugesund

12.0pm: Sent Mid Bodley RNR & armed guard to take Norwegian “Kronprinzessin Victoria” to Kirkwall

1.40pm: a/c as reqt closing & boarding British St Trawler “Conisboro Castle” bound to Iceland

2.50pm: Sighted SS bg South a/c S5E to intercept

3.45pm: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Gulfoss” from Leith to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

4.40pm: a/c as reqt closing & hailing British St Trawler “Eldorado” from Hull to Iceland

5.0pm: Allowed her to proceed

5.15pm: Shaped Course S23W 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag. Sighted HMS “Moldavia” bg NbW; communicated with her by signal

Number on sick list: 7


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19 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -9.6

12.50am: Incd 10 kts . Observed St Elmo’s light conspicuous in squalls

6.5pm: Sighted Lt bg ENE

6.30pm: a/c N30W & as reqt hailing British St trawler (name not ascertained) from Grimsby to Iceland


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20 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -10.0

Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 13


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21 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -5.8

Sounded 12.30, 1.0, 1.30, 2.0am without obtaining bottom over 100 fhms

10.15am: Hands employed refitting and as reqt preparing for coaling

6.40pm: Lost sounding lead and 300 fhms of wire by accident

8.55pm: Sighted Eshaness Lt S30E dist about 24’

10.0pm: Eshaness Lt S67E 6’


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22 December 1916

Busta Voe

8.50am: Passed Mucke Roe Lt

9.0am: Reduced to 10 kts passing boom defence proceeded as reqt for Busta Voe

9.15am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 75 fhms

Found here HMS “Gibraltar” & Fleet Auxy, HMS “Cochrane”, “Achilles”, “Shannon” in Olna Firth

10.15am: Collier “Cundall” & “Queensgarth” secured alongside. Prepared for coaling

11.0am: Commenced coaling

Lieut Elliott RNR, Sub Lieut Farrell RNR & armed guard rejoined

Arrived during forenoon HMS “Alouette”

Lt Comdr Kenyon RN rejoined ship

Hands coaling ship assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

Discharged Lt E Jones RNR to “Alouette”

9.45pm: Sailed HMS “Alouette”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Collier “Queensgarth” turned end for end

Number on sick list: 11


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23 December 1916

Busta Voe

7.10am: Turned collier “Cundall” end for end

Hands employed coaling ship assisted by party from “Gibraltar”

11.25am: Finished coaling recd [ed. note: blank space] tons

Fuel: Recd 549 tons of coal

12.5pm: Collier “Cundall” cast off

12.20pm: Collier “Queensgarth” cast of

Discharged Mid Pye RNR and one rating to HM Hospital ship “Bernice”


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24 December 1916

Bursta Voe

Lat 60.6, Long -2.3

3.45pm: Mid Bodley & armed guard rejoined. Hands preparing for sea

4.15pm: Weighed

4.45pm: Shaped Course N36W, HMTBD “Leopard” in company as escort

5.5pm: “Leopard” parted company

11.0pm: Sighted 3 Lts apparently trawler a/c SW

11.20pm: a/c NbW examined British St Trawler GY 863 by searchlight

11.50pm: a/c WNW trawler bound to SE

Number on sick list: 11


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25 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -9.2

12.35am: a/c as reqt closing & hailing British St trawler “Elector” from Hull to fishing grounds

9.3am: Sighted HMS “Hilary” bg W

9.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hilary”

Number on sick list: 11


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26 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -10.8

9.55am: Stopped, dropped target. Proceeded as reqt 15 kts carrying 1” aiming rifle practice from 6” & practice firing from 6 pdr

11.20am: Proceeded as reqt picked up target

Number on sick list: 10


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27 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -9.9

8.40am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” EbN

9.20am: “Victorian” closed took station astern 2’

9.25am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Victorian”

10.5am: Dropped periscope target and carried out aiming rifle practice from 6 pdr

11.10am: Completed practice proceeded North 13 kts

Number on sick list: 16


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28 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -10.8

Hands employed cleaning & refitting & as reqt

Number on sick list: 18


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29 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -13.1

10.5am: Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt

Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting & as reqt

Number on sick list: 13


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30 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -7.5

9.50am: Sighted SW Pt Sydero bg East about 30’

10.50am: a/c East to close SS

10.55am: Proved to be trawler a/c S40E

11.10am: a/c SWbW to examine smoke to Westd

12.15pm: Vessel apparently trawler bound NW a/c S40E 3 & 6 zigzag

5.55pm: Sighted Lt bg EbN

6.20pm: a/c as reqt hailing British St trawler “Hilaria” GY698, all correct allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 13


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31 December 1916

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -2.4

1.25am: Sighted Scaddon Lt S13E

8.0am: a/c as reqt for Pentland Firth & Hoxa Sound passing East of Stroma Id. Minesweepers passed bound seawards

8.30am: a/c as reqt passing thro’ boom defence entering Scapa Flow. Reduced to 13 kts

8.55am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms veered to 6 shackles. Found here Battle Squadron 5th, Lt Cruisers & “Iron Duke” Fleet flagship flying flag of Admiral Beatty

11.15am: Vice Admiral Tupper proceeded on board “Iron Duke”

2.30pm: Sailed 1st Battle Squadron

3.25pm: C in C Sir David Beatty visited ship

4.5pm: C in C left ship

5.30pm: Weighed

10.25pm: Passed 3 patrol vessels a/c as reqt avoiding same

Number on sick list: 12


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALSATIAN 1917

JP map Alsatian 1917

LOGS FOR JANUARY 1917


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1 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -6.7

10.35am: Sighted smoke bg ENE

10.50am: a/c N36W to close

11.15am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Europa” green clearance from Ardrossan bound for Norway, allowed her to proceed

11.30am: Sighted smoke bg NWbW

12.20pm: a/c British St trawler “Stalwart” H1213 from Iceland to Hull, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 12


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2 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -13.5

8.55am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” bg NWbW

9.25am: Sighted “Virginian” WNW; ordered “Patuca” to close & “Virginian” take station North 6 miles

9.45am: a/c SSE to pick up “Patuca’s” boat

10.00am: Stopped, Commodore Luard & Capt of “Patuca” came on board to see V.A.

10.12am: Proceeded NE 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Virginian” close “Patuca” & communicated with her by boat

12.0pm: a/c SSE ordered “Patuca” to take station 4’ St bow, “Virginian” 4’ on Starbd quarter

1.40pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral & Commodore Luard proceeded on board “Virginian”

1.50pm: Proceeded S22E 15 kts to close “Patuca”

2.10pm: Stopped, Captain of “Patuca” left ship

2.30pm: Proceeded East 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Virginian” & “Patuca” carrying out target practice

3.20pm: a/c NW to close “Virginian”

3.40pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board; Commodore Luard hoisted his pendant in “Virginian”

Number on sick list: 9


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3 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -9.7

8.40am: Sighted HMS “Andes” NW ordered her to take station 6 miles NW

10.0am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Andes”

11.8am: a/c NW to close “Andes”. Incd 15 kts

11.45am: a/c SW 13 kts “Andes” bearing West 3’

12.0pm: a/c as reqt to close “Andes” & pick up boat

12.15pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board; “Andes” parted company to examine trawler sighted SW

Number on sick list: 9


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4 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -10.3

9.40am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” EbN

10.20am: Stopped dropped boat Vice Adm. proceeded on board “Orvieto”

10.45am: a/c SW “Orvieto” dropped target & carried out target practice

11.0am: a/c as reqt keeping 5-6’ SW of “Orvieto”

12.20pm: a/c N35W to close “Orvieto”

12.35pm: Proceeded as reqt picking up boat, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.45pm: “Orvieto” parted company to Westward

7.55pm: Sighted HMS “Columbella” NbW

Number on sick list: 7


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5 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.6, Long -12.2

9.40am: Sighted HMS “Avenger” ESE a/c ESE

10.10am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Avenger”

11.50am: a/c S20W keeping in vicinity of “Avenger” carrying out target practice

12.5pm: a/c to close “Avenger”

12.40pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned from “Avenger”

12.45pm: Proceeded S67W 3 & 6 zigzag. Sighted 2 funnel SS bg S steering E; ordered “Avenger” to intercept

2.40pm: Vessel proved to be HMS “Kildonan Castle” steering West

3.50pm: Sighted SS NNE a/c N10W to intercept incd 15 kts

4.25pm: Vessel proved to be Danish SS “Lexa Maersk” flying correct flag of day; allowed her to proceed


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6 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.9, Long -11.5

10.30am: a/c S53E Placed extra lookouts

11.10am: Sighted sail EbS

11.45am: a/c as reqt to close found to be Danish schooner “Proven” from Stornoway; allowed her to proceed

5.0pm: Sighted sail bg SbE

5.30pm: Vessel proved to be small ketch; a/c S53E 3 & 6 zigzag

10.30pm: Passed HMTBD “Garry”

Number on sick list: 7


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7 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.0am: Mull of Galloway S60E

1.0am: Mew Id Lt N56W

1.0am: Skullmartin Lt S71W

2.15am: Sighted Chickens Rk Lt S3E

8.35am: Stopped picked up pilot

10.35am: Entered Sandon Basin

12.10pm: Secured in Sandon Dock

Number on sick list: 7


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8 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed getting out ammunition

Read warrants Nos 94, 95, 96, 97

Discharged 4 ratings to Walton prison

Discharged 4 ratings to hospital

Mid Newton & 3 ratings rejoined from “Tenby Castle”

5.0pm: Commenced coaling shore labour

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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9 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Hands employed transferring ammunition from forward to after magazine

Discharged 1 rating to shore: medically unfit

Number on sick list: 4


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10 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

11.0am: Hands shifting ship to NE Sandon

2.30pm: Secured in NE Sandon

9.30pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 4


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11 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

10 ratings joined from RNB Devonport

Hands employed getting in provisions & stores & as requisite

Number on sick list: 5


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12 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

4 privates RMLI joined from Headquarters

8.30pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 4


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13 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed shifting ship to SE Sandon

10.0am: Secured alongside SS “Ulysses” SE Sandon

3 ratings rejoined from hospital

Read warrants 98, 99, 100

4.0pm: Stopped coaling


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14 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

8.30am: Landed R.C. Church party

10.0am: Held Divine Service on board “Teutonic’s”; ship’s company attending

4.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 5


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15 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

5 ratings joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

9.30pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 5


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16 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Shore gang commenced coaling

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 5


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17 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed getting in stores & ammunition and as reqt

Finished coaling recd 4544 tons

Number on sick list: 6


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18 January 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged 3 Pts RMLI to Hd Qrs

3.55pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot

4.45pm: Secured in Sandon basin

5.35pm: Cast off proceeded as reqt into river

Number on sick list: 12


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19 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.3, Long -5.1

4.30am: Weighed & proceeded as reqt down river

5.50am: Stopped dropped pilot

9.15am: Exd stations for abandon ship

2.20pm: Sighted Maidens Lt S63W 5’

6.46pm: Inishtrahull NE 1.5’

Number on sick list: 9


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20 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.8, Long -14.5

2.30pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” S70E a/c East to close

2.45pm: Stopped, Commodore Booty came on board to see Vice Admiral

3.15pm: Proceeded N25E “Otway” in company 13 kts

4.15pm: a/c NNW to close “Otway”

4.26pm Stopped, Commodore Booty left ship

4.30pm: Proceeded North 13 kts zigzag “Otway” parted company Southward

Number on sick list: 9


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21 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -15.0

8.50am: Sighted searchlight bg N

9.15am: a/c N7W Sighted HMS “Virginian” ahead, ordered “Virginian” to take station ahead 10’

11.0am: Ordered “Virginian” to close

11.14am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”; Commodore Luard came on board to see V.A.

11.30am: Proceeded East 13 kts “Virginian” in company

12.0pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” East

12.6pm: a/c NbW to close “Virginian”

12.25pm: Stopped, Commodore Luard left ship

12.45pm: Proceeded N65W 13 kts zigzag “Virginian” parted company Northward

7.0pm: a/c East steady course 10 kts

Northern lights exceptionally brilliant


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22 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -14.2

Hands at instruction & as reqt


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23 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -13.8

Hands at instruction & as reqt

6.0pm: Sighted SS Lt bg NE a/c N 30E

7.0pm: a/c NE fired star rocket

7.43pm: Stopped hailed vessel proved to be SS trawler “Conan Doyle” of Hull

Fired a second star rocket for experiment


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24 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -12.5

12.0pm: Sighted French A.M.C. “Champagne” ahead

12.45pm: a/c as reqt communicating by boat with “Champagne”; Lieut Comdr Kenyon RN rejoined. Discharged Revd Father Calderbank to “Champagne”

1.5pm: Proceeded NW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Champagne” parted company Northds


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25 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -13.0

Hands employed at instruction & as reqt

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Exd fire stations


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26 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -8.7

9.40am: Sighted SS bg WbS

9.45am: a/c S35W to close

10.30am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Dana” from Reykjavik to Thorsharon & Troon; all correct allowed her to proceed

1.12pm: Sighted trawler WSW

1.40pm: Closed & examined British st trawler “Ribble” from Iceland to Hull; allowed to proceed

4.5pm: Sighted SS SbE

4.43pm: Vessel apparently trawler a/c WSW reduced to 13 kts

Number on sick list: 11


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27 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -8.6

6.35am: Sighted Lt bg SE a/c S47E to close

6.55am: a/c East Lt apparently of sailing vessel

7.30am: a/c WSW keeping in touch with sail

8.30am: a/c to close sail

9.0am: Stopped found vessel to be Swedish barquentine “Ragnhild” with armed guard on board, allowed her to proceed

10.20am: Sighted trawler SbE

10.45am: Spoke British st trawler “Andromack” from Grimsby to Iceland, allowed to proceed

11.40am: a/c S60E to close trawler bg SE

12.5pm: Spoke British Trawler “Balmoral” from Hull to Iceland allowed her to proceed

12.40pm: Sighted HMS “Patia” SEbS

1.16pm: a/c NbW “Patia” closed

1.20pm: Turned to ENE. Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”. Lieut Churchill RNVR joined ship

1.45pm: “Patia” parted company NNE

4.15pm: Sighted sail bg N ½ E

5.0pm: a/c N30E vessel proved to be Swedish SS “Ragnhild” previously examined

5.5pm: a/c to close “Ragnhild”. Armed Guard signalled required provisions

5.40pm: Stopped sent boat with 14 days provisions to “Ragnhild”

6.20pm: Hoisted boat proceeded N30E 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 9


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28 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -9.4

12.30pm: Sighted trawler WSW

1.30pm: a/c NWbW to close

2.30pm: Spoke st trawler “Egret” from Grimsby to Iceland, allowed her to proceed

4.25pm: Sighted trawler WbN a/c WbN to close

5.5pm: Spoke British st trawler “Thomas Stratton” from Iceland to Hull, allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 11


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29 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -11.2

3.0am: Sighted trawler bg East

3.30am: a/c North spoke British st trawler “Ennandayle” from Hull to Iceland. Allowed her to proceed

9.55am: Reduced to slow dropped target

10.0am: Proceeded 13 kts as reqt carrying out 1 inch aiming rifle practice from 6 in guns

10.30am: Completed practice proceeded as reqt to pick up target

10.45am: Stopped picked up target

Number on sick list: 10


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30 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -9.8

10.15am: Hands employed refitting & as reqt

1.55pm: Sighted Myggenaes Id S60E about 50 miles


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31 January 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -5.5

2.20am: Sighted Lt bg SbE

3.0am: Stopped boarded British st trawler “Venetia” of Grimsby fishing on Faeroe bank. All correct allowed to proceed

Sighted 3 other trawlers all reported British by master of “Venetia”

Hands employed preparing for coaling & as reqt

9.15pm: Passed Muckle Roe Lt

9.20pm: Passed boom defence

9.40pm: Came to with Port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 75 fhms

Found here HMS “Gibraltar” & Fleet Auxiliaries



LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1917


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1 February 1917

Swarbacks Minn

7.0am: Colliers “Relilio” and “De Fontaine” secured alongside Starbd & Port sides respectively

8.20am: Commenced coaling assisted by party from HMS “Gibraltar”

8.30am: Sent Sub Lt Briggs & armed guard (5) to Lerwick for armed guard duties

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to HM Hospital ship “Bernice”

Fuel: Recd 1139 tons of Coal

2.50pm: Turned collier “Relilio” end for end

3.15pm: HMTBD “Bullfinch” sailed

5.0pm: Stopped coaling


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2 February 1917

Swarbacks Minn

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

9.45am: HMS “Vienna” arrived and anchored

10.0am: Finished coaling received [ed. note: blank space] tons

11.30am: Collier “De Fontaine” cast off

Fuel: Recd 444 tons of Coal

12.18pm: Collier “Relilio” cast off

Hands cleaning ship

Discharged 1 rating to “Vienna” for passage South


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3 February 1917

At Busta Voe

7.0am: Arrived & anchored in N° 1 berth HMS “Hildebrand”

Hands employed cleaning ship

2 armed guard Lieut [ed. note: blank space] and Sub Lieut [ed. note: blank space] in charge joined for passage to HMS “Hilary”

9.45pm: Weighed, turned to SSW

10.0pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour 15 kts

11.30pm: Sighted Foula Id SSW


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4 February 1917

From Swarbacks Minn to Scapa Flow and from Scapa Flow to Patrol

5.30am: Sighted HMS “Blonde”

8.50am: Passed thro’ Hoxa boom

9.5am: Came to with Starbd anchor veered to 90 fhms. Found here HMS “Iron Duke” flying flag of Admiral Beatty & large portion of Grand Fleet & attached Lt Cruisers & Division of Battle Cruiser

10.40am: Vice Admiral proceeded on board HMS “Iron Duke”

10.8pm: Weighed proceeded as reqt 14 kts out of harbour


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5 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -4.5

3.30am: Sighted Fair Id Lt N65E

9.35am: Sighted st trawler NWbN

10.0am: Stopped a/c as reqt to close & hail British st trawler “St Laurence” from fishing grounds to Hull allowed her to proceed

10.30am: a/c North to close smoke bg NbW

12.0pm: Smoke proved to be from trawler a/c N80W 3 & 6 zigzag

3.30pm: Sighted land NNW (South Pt of Sydero) dist. about 40’


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6 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -11.4

12.50pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” SEbS

1.0pm: a/c South to close

1.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Motagua”; Engr Comdr Bell, Lt Comdr Kenyon proceeded on board “Motagua”

1.50pm: Proceeded SW 13 kts “Motagua” in company

2.0pm: Fired 2 rounds 6 inch star shell for experiment

3.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Motagua” Engr Comdr & Lt Comdr returned on board

Discharged “Hilary’s” armed guards to “Motagua” for passage & 1 rating to “Motagua”

3.50pm: Proceeded NNE 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag. “Motagua” parted company Westd

8.5pm: Sighted sail bg SEbE

9.20pm: Decd 13 kts courses as reqt closing sail

9.45pm: Boarded & sent to Lerwick with armed guard Lt Doyle Norwegian Barque “Hermes” from Savannah to Denmark with oil cake

Number on sick list: 7


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7 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -11.4

Locating “Changuinola” by means of W/T Direction Finder

4.5pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” SEbS

4.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Changuinola”

5.30pm: Proceeded S10E 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Changuinola” parted company to Northward


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8 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.7, Long -10.8

6.35am: Sighted light bg EbN

7.15am: Reduced to slow keeping in company with small SS

8.45am: a/c as reqt hailing British st trawler “Braeriach” GY 922


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9 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 65.1, Long -7.8

9.55am: Dropped target Exd G.Q.s target capsized proceeded as reqt to pick up same

3.55pm: Dropped target Exd G.Q.s carrying out firing from 6 inch broadsides 9 rounds per gun

4.40pm: Completed practice proceeded as reqt to pick up target

6.20pm: Sighted SS lights ESE

6.25pm: a/c ESE to close

6.45pm: a/c as reqt keeping in touch with SS

7.0pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Flora” from Bergen to Iceland. Papers correct. Allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 5


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10 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -9.6

10.17am: Sighted HMS “Avenger” West

11.5am: a/c as reqt to close “Avenger”

11.10am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Avenger”, Capt of “Avenger” came on board to see V.A.

11.30am: a/c South “Avenger” in company

11.50am: a/c to close “Avenger”

12.5pm: Stopped, Captain of “Avenger” left ship

12.20pm: Proceeded S23W 3 & 6 zigzag 13 kts “Avenger” parted company SEd

1.7pm: Sighted French A.M.C. “Artois” bg South

1.45pm: a/c N23E “Artois” in company 4’ ESE

3.50pm: a/c S60E to close “Artois”

4.0pm Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Artois”

4.30pm: Sighted smoke ESE

5.0pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board. “Artois” proceeded to examine smoke ESE


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11 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -10.0

7.55am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” bg South

8.40am: a/c N23E “Moldavia” in company

8.45am: Detached “Moldavia” to examine SS bg ENE

9.30am: a/c as reqt to close “Moldavia”. Vessel proved to be Swedish SS “Meta” from Gotheborg to Spain allowed to proceed

9.40am: Stopped, Captain of “Moldavia” came on board

10.5am: Proceeded SW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Moldavia” in company

11.40am: a/c as reqt to close “Moldavia”

12.0am: Captain of “Moldavia” left ship

12.15pm: Proceeded S70W 13 ks 3 & 6 zigzag “Moldavia” parted company to NE

3.40pm: Sighted smoke N30W a/c N25W to examine

4.10pm: Sighted smoke NNE

4.30pm: Sighted SS bg N

5.5pm: a/c N85E Vessel proved to be Swedish SS “Meta” already examined & British St trawler “Balmoral”


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12 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -12.5

9.55am: Dropped target & proceeded as reqt carrying out 1 inch aiming practice

11.0am: Completed practice picked up target

12.20pm: Sighted HMS “Victorian” bg South

1.30pm: a/c North 3 & 6 zigzag “Victorian” in company 3’ NW

1.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Victorian”, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Victorian”. “Victorian” dropped target & proceeded to carry out target practice

2.0pm: Proceeded 13 kts keeping in visual signal distance to NE of “Victorian”

3.30pm: a/c SW incd 15 kts to close “Victorian”

4.20pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

4.30pm: Proceeded NE 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Victorian” proceeded SW

5.30pm: a/c SW to close “Victorian”

6.25pm: Steered steady course SW “Victorian” took station 1 ½ miles on Starbd beam

6.45pm: a/c as reqt carrying out experiments with rockets and star shell

7.45pm: Shaped course SW 10 kts “Victorian” parted company Northward

9.10pm: Carried out further experiments with star shell and rockets


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13 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -11.7

4.0pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” NE ½ E

4.40pm: Stopped communicated with “Andes”. Discharged Asst Pay Howden to “Andes” for passage South

5.0pm: Proceeded SbE 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Andes” parted company SW

6.0pm: a/c EbN sighted “Avenger’s” searchlight E ½ S

6.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Avenger” Lieut Douglas RNVR & armed guard rejoined

7.30pm: Reduced to 10 kts “Avenger” parted company Northwards


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14 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -13.2

12.10am: Sighted Lt NEbN

1.10am: Stopped British st trawler “Bridlington” from Iceland to Hull

4.40am: Sighted Lt N75W

5.15am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Strabound” from Iceland to Troon. Sent small armed guard Sub Lt Elliot RNR & 2 ratings to take “Strabound” to Troon


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15 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long -12.2

4.50am: Sighted Lt bg NWbN a/c SSW to close

5.10am: Spoke British trawler “Caliban” from Iceland to Hull

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” SbW. Communicated with “Moldavia” by signal

4.0pm: Sighted smoke NE a/c N25E to close

5.0pm: Stopped boarded British St trawler “Amenity” G.Y.481 bound to Iceland; papers correct, allowed to proceed

11.0pm: Sighted Lt S ½ W

11.35pm: a/c as reqt spoke British St trawler “Evergreen” H.718, allowed to proceed


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16 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.2, Long -13.1

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt


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17 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.1, Long -12.6

4.40am: Sighted Lt W ½ S

5.25am: Spoke British St trawler “Oystermouth” bound SSE, allowed to proceed

5.35am: a/c N10E to close two Lts to Northd

6.15am: a/c as reqt & spoke British St trawlers “King Canute” and “Quassia” bound Northd allowed to proceed


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18 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -12.1

8.15am: Sighted trawler N65W

8.35am: Close circled round

9.0am: Stopped boarded British St trawler “Braerach” from Iceland to Hull; papers correct allowed to proceed

3.45pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” S20E

3.55pm: a/c S30E to close

4.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Otway”; Commodore came on board see V.A.

5.30pm: Stopped, Commodore left ship

6.0pm: Proceeded NE 3 & 6 zigzag “Otway” parted company SE

8.30pm: a/c S25E switched dim side lights owing to proximity of “Moldavia”

10.30pm: Sighted Lt EbS

11.0pm: Sighted Lt NE

11.15pm: a/c as reqt examining vessel under search light proved to be British St trawler

11.15pm: a/c N50E to examine Lt to Northward proved to be HMS “Moldavia” examining SS

11.40pm: a/c S68E to intercept Lt to SE


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19 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.7, Long -13.0

12.0am: a/c as reqt to close SS

12.20am: Stopped boarded papers correct consular guarantee & allowed to proceed Nor SS “Talisman” from Bergen to Baltimore with wood pulp. Engines & helm as reqt keeping underway

1.30am: Stopped hoisted boarding boat proceeded N15W

3.0am: Sighted Lt N10E

3.15am: a/c as reqt to close SS

3.40am: Stopped boarded sent to Lerwick with armed guard Lieut Douglas RNVR, Norwegian SS “Sagona” from Ferrol to Bergen, cargo general

4.40am: Hoisted boat proceeded N20W 12 kts 2 & 4 zigzag

9.10am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” NbW

9.50am: Stopped, Commodore came on board to see V.A.

10.10am: Proceeded 13 kts NEbN “Orvieto” in company carried Rate of Change exercise with “Orvieto”

10.40am: Completed exercise, “Orvieto” took station 6’ West

11.40am: a/c N80W to close “Orvieto”

11.55am: Stopped, Commodore left ship

12.0pm: Sent boat to “Orvieto” with “Orvieto’s” officer


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20 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.4, Long -14.8

9.45am: Sighted SS S ½ E

10.40am: a/c as reqt to close

10.45am: Boarded & sent Lerwick with armed guard Norwegian Motor Vessel “Brazil” (Lieut Elliot RNR in charge)

11.14am Proceeded as reqt keeping under way in touch with “Brazil”

11.55pm: Sighted Scaddon Lt S20E


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21 February 1917

Scapa Flow

6.35am: Passed outer boom defence. Courses as reqt for anchorage

Found here Fleet Flagship “Queen Elizabeth” flying flag of Admiral Beatty, Battle Squadron & attached cruisers

7.35am: Colliers “Eskmere”, “Horden” alongside Port & Starbd side. Hands preparing for coaling

9.15am: Commenced coaling

6.40pm: Stopped coaling

Sub Lt Elliot RNR & one L. Seaman ex armed guard from Nor SS “Strabound” rejoined

Reported 1 Japanese rifle & 30 rds ammunition, two pistols & leaker gear & 42 rds ammunition lost due to SS “Strabound” being sunk by enemy submarine approximately 16’ SSW of St Kilda on Feb 15th


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22 February 1917

Scapa Flow

6.30am: Starbd collier turned end for end

7.20am: Recommenced coaling

3.45am: Finished coaling recd 2000 tons

5.0pm: Collier “Horden” cast off

5.20pm: Collier “Eskmere” cast off


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23 February 1917

Scapa Flow

Hands employed cleaning ship

6.20pm: Weighed, proceeded as reqt out of harbour; HMS “Shannon” in company

6.44pm: Passed outer boom defence Incd 18 kts course as reqt for Hoxa Sd & Pentland Firth

11.11pm: Fair Id Scaddon Lt abeam 12’

Lost sight of HMS “Shannon” parting company to Northward


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24 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -4.4

Hands employed cleaning ship

12.10pm: Sighted HMS “Minotaur” NbW steering South


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25 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 64.5, Long -10.9

7.15am Sighted HMS “Orvieto” West

7.30am: a/c North 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company 8’ West

9.30am: “Orvieto” closed to 2’

9.50am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto”

10.30am: Proceeded NW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” parted company to Southd

2.15pm: Heavy sea reduced to 10 kts steady course

10.0pm: Commenced 2 & 4 zigzag


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26 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.9, Long -10.8

8.10am: Link connecting log line to link carried away: lost one rotator, one governor & 65 fms log line

11.20am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” SbW steering N

5.30pm: Sighted trawler SEbS

5.45pm: a/c East spoke British St trawler “Bystermouth” from Aberdeen to Iceland, allowed her to proceed


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27 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.6, Long -10.2

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt


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28 February 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.9, Long -10.2

8.55am: Sighted French A.M.C. “Champagne” and HMS “Armadale Castle” SEbE

9.30am: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Champagne” Lieut Elloit & Douglas & 2 armed guards rejoined

10.30am: “Champagne” parted company to Southd

10.15am: Shaped Course WbS 13 kts carried out rate of change exercise with “Armadale Castle”

11.0am: Finished Rate of Change Exercise, proceeded WbS 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Armadale Castle” spread 15’ South

12.30pm: Sighted sail NW

1.15pm: Proved to be Danish ketch T.G. 548 hove to, allowed her to proceed

2.0pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” WbN

3.50pm: a/c WNW reduced to 12 kts “Armadale Castle” closed

4.20pm: “Armadale Castle” parted company SW; Exd fire stations



LOGS FOR MARCH 1917


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1 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.8, Long -9.8

9.40am: Sighted HMS “Armadale Castle” EbN

10.10am: a/c as reqt to close “Armadale Castle”

10.20am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Armadale Castle”

10.45am: Proceeded WbS 12 kts “Armadale Castle” South 3’

12.0pm: a/c as reqt to close “Armadale Castle”

12.30pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.45pm: “Armadale Castle” parted company Westd

Heavy Wly swell


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2 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -11.0

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt

12.0pm: Sighted sail bg NW a/c N10W to close

1.0pm: Stopped. Boarded sent to Stornoway with small armed guard under Sub Lt Farrell RNR. Norwegian schooner “Nosted IV” from Cadiz to Bergen with salt

4.5pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” ENE

4.15pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” WbS

4.50pm: Stopped, communicated by boat with “Moldavia”

5.5pm: Proceeded SbE 13 kts to close HMS “Patuca” sighted to Southd

5.55pm: Stopped, Captain of “Patuca” came on board to see V.A.

6.0pm: Proceeded East 13 kts “Patuca” in company

7.15pm: Captain of “Patuca” left ship

7.20pm: Proceeded N75W 12 kts. “Moldavia” parted company to Southd, “Patuca” to NE

9.5pm: Passed Norwegian Schooner “Nosted IV” already boarded


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3 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -10.3

12.5pm: Sighted smoke NWbW a/c NWbW 3 & 6 zigzag

12.30pm: Proved to be HM special service vessel “King Lear” ordered her to steer West. Proceeded as reqt keeping 1 mile East of “King Lear”

1.20pm: a/c as reqt closing “King Lear”

1.30pm: Stopped sent boat for Comd Officer

2.5pm: Proceeded SSE 12 kts zigzag “King Lear” in company

3.10pm: Stopped, Comd Officer returned on board “King Lear”

3.30pm: Hoisted boat, proceeded to NW to close

3.40pm: Stopped boarded British SS “Camlake” from Hull to Philadelphia in ballast, allowed to proceed; “King Lear” parted company SE


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4 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -12.2

9.30am: Divisions. Sighted HMS “Arlanza” WSW

9.55am: a/c NW “Arlanza” closed

10.20am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Arlanza”. Sub Lt Briggs & armed guard rejoined

11.15am: Proceeded N50W 10 kts “Arlanza” parted company to Northward


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5 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -12.0

Hands employed at divisional drill & as reqt


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6 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -11.5

9.35am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SW

10.15am: a/c as reqt to close and communicate with “Orvieto” Commodore Luard came on board to see V.A.

10.30am: Proceeded WSW in company with “Orvieto”

11.40am: Stopped, Commodore Luard left ship

12.0pm: Shaped Course SSW13 kts “Orvieto” parted company Eastd


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7 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.2, Long -11.6

Hands employed refitting & cleaning ship

11.0pm: Sighted Barra Hd Lt S57E


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8 March 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.5, Long -5.1

12.30am: Barra Hd bore S81E

5.20am: Sighted Inishtrahull S16W

8.45am: a/c S10E passed HM Armed Yacht “Zara” on patrol

10.20am: Reduced to 15 kts in heavy snow squalls

10.27am: Incd 18 kts. Hands preparing ship for docking & as reqt

8.40pm: Stopped, picked up pilot

8.50pm: Proceeded as reqt up river

9.45pm: Passed Rock Lt Ho. Secured tugs fore & aft proceeded as reqt for docking

10.50pm: Entered Sandon basin

11.15pm: Secured alongside West wall Sandon basin


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9 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12.40am: Cast off, proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Huskisson N° 1 Branch

1.35am: Secured alongside N side Huskisson N° 1 Branch

7.45am: 1 rating rejoined from RM Depot Deal

Hands preparing for coaling & as reqt

9.50am: Read warrant N° 109

9.0am: Commenced coaling shore gang

10.0pm: Discontinued coaling


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10 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to HMS “Eagle”

12.0am: Stopped coaling recd 790 tons

12.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to RN Barks Portsmouth

1 rating joined from HMS “Eagle”


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11 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church parties

10.0am: Held Divine Service


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12 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Hands preparing to shift ship & as reqt

8.30am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Canada Dry Dock

9.10am: Entered Dry Dock

Hands employed assisting in dry docking ship

4.0pm: Gave leave to 1st part SW till 7am. Read warrant N° 102; discharged 1 rating to Walton prison & 1 rating to hospital


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13 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed ranging cable for survey and as reqt

Hands employed refitting & as reqt


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14 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

Hands employed returning stores for survey drawing stores & as reqt


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15 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.10am: Sub Lieut Farrel & armed guard rejoined

1.15pm: Read Warrant N° 103. Discharged 1 rating to Walton prison. Gave leave to boys till 7.0pm

1 rating joined from HMS “Eagle”


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16 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting & refitting & as reqt

10.0pm: Discharged Mid Lewty RNR to HMS “Renown”


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17 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

Mid Baker RNR joined ship


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18 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship


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19 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting ship, refitting & as reqt


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20 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed provisioning ship & as reqt


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21 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed provisioning ship & as reqt


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22 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed refitting & provisioning ship & as reqt


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23 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed provisioning ship, refitting & as reqt


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24 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning & provisioning ship & as reqt

Discharged 1 rating for passage to HMS “Patia”


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25 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Reported by police that body of late Truscote AB RNR had been found in N° 1 Canada Dock


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26 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed refitting & painting ship

Watch employed restowing cable & getting in stores

7.0pm: One rating joined from HMS “Eagle”


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27 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed stowing cable & as reqt

Flooded dry dock

Hands preparing ship for undocking

4.0pm: Undocked ship proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon basin

5.30pm: Secured alongside Sandon Dock


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28 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.55am: Shifted berth to Sandon N° 1 North

9.30am: Shore gang commenced coaling

Court of enquiry assembled on board to enquire into death of Truscote AB RNR whose body was found in Canada Dock

2 ratings joined for passage to “Otway”

Discharged 1 rating to HMS “Almanzora”

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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29 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Hands employed provisioning ship & embarking ammunition

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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30 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.0am: Landed funeral party to attend funeral of late Truscote AB RNR

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

12.0pm: 4 ratings joined from RNB Portsmouth


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31 March 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Sub Lieut Briggs left ship

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 6 pts RMLI to Headquarters Plymouth

Finished coaling recd 3916.25 tons

21 ratings joined from RNB Devonport



LOGS FOR APRIL 1917


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1 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30pm: Lieut Bray RNVR left ship to join HMS “Orvieto”


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2 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.30am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon ½ tide basin

6.15am: Secured alongside West wall Sandon ½ tide basin

Unable to undock ship owing to tide cutting 22 inches due East wind

Number on sick list: 5


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3 April 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.6, Long -3.6

8.15am: Cast off, proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot into river

8.35am: Dockyard Officials for gun trials on board proceeded as reqt down river

9.45am: Proceeded 15 kts course N, HMS “Dove” in company

9.50am: Stopped to adjust Paravane chains

12.10pm: a/c to approach Bar Lt V from Northward. Gun trials completed satisfactorily

1.0pm: Stopped tug alongside, Dockyard Officials etc. left ship

1.27pm: Proceeded North 3 & 6 zigzag 18 kts HMTBD “Dove” in company

3.15pm: HMTBD “Dove” parted company

4.50pm: Reduced to slow. Dropped Protector Paravane

10.30pm: Maidens N50W

Number on sick list: 6


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4 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.6, Long -11.2

1.24am: Inishtrahull Lt abeam 1’

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt

4.15pm: Stopped got in P.V’s

Number on sick list: 6


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5 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -12.8

11.40am: Sighted HMS “Avenger” flaying Flag of V.A. Tupper, EbN a/c N85E to close

12.20pm: Stopped & proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Avenger”. Vice Admiral Tupper, Lieuts Douglas, Chaplin RNVR, Asst Paym Shaw RNR, Mr Bullimore Sig Rose & 3 ratings rejoined ship

1.50pm: Proceeded NW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Avenger” parted company NNW

3.40pm: Sighted “Kildonan Castle”

4.40pm: Sighted smoke W ½ N a/c W ½ N to close

5.40pm: Vessel observed to be warship, sounded action stations, incd full speed altering course as reqt keeping 3 ½ to 4 miles on vessel port bow

5.50pm: Vessel apparently Dutch cruiser “Holland” communicated with her by signal

6.12pm: Stopped sent boarding Officer on board “Holland”

6.15pm: Courses & speed as reqt keeping under way

6.55pm: Stopped boarding officers returned reported “Holland” bound for Holland from Vigo

Number on sick list: 4


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6 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -11.4

3.30pm: Sighted SS NWbW a/c N25W to close

4.0pm: Quarters. Stopped boarded and sent Kirkwall with armed guard under Lieut Douglas Norwegian SS “Bollsta” from S America to Christiania with salt meat

Number on sick list: 3


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7 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -14.1

6.0am: Sighted apparently smoke ESE

6.20am: a/c N70W 3 & 6 zigzag smoke proved to be cloud

8.15am: Sighted trawler SW

9.10am: Stopped hailed British trawler “Led” from Iceland to Grimsby allowed her to proceed

9.37am: Sighted HMS “Otway” bg North

10.25am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Otway”; Surgeon Bastard [blank space] Mid [blank space] Eng [blank space] discharged to “Otway”

10.45am: Proceeded 13 kts courses as reqt keeping in company with “Otway”. Carried out experiments with smoke boxes; experiments unsatisfactory

12.15pm: Fired 2 rounds of smoke shell. Shell apparently failed to burst

12.25pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

Number on sick list: 3


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8 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -14.2

Vice Admiral presented Sergt. [blank space] with Medaille Militaire

4.50pm: Starbd W/T aerial carried away

10.40pm: Sighted Lt NE

11.25pm: a/c EbS Vessel proved to be Norwegian Barque “Audun”

11.50pm: a/c WNW 8 kts keeping in touch with “Audun”

Number on sick list: 3


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9 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -14.8

1.0am: Reduced to 6 kts keeping in touch with “Audun”

1.30am: Lost sight of “Audun” in squall bearing SE distant about 4’

8.12am: Sighted SS NE

9.0am: Stopped Vessel proved to be Nor SS “Kongsfos”

9.40am: Proceeded N80E 8-10 kts keeping in company with “Kongsfos” boarding impracticable

Heavy snow squalls at frequent intervals

Instructed “Glostershire” by W/T to intercept “Audun”

1.30pm: Weather improved

1.40pm: Stopped boarded “Kongsfos” all correct allowed her to proceed; found to be from Norfolk to Bergen via Halifax, cargo grain


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10 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -10.7

10.20am: Sighted trawler N50E

10.35am: Sighted HMS “Arlanza”

11.30am: Stopped communicated by boats with “Arlanza”. Capt came on board to see V.A.

11.50am: Proceeded N34W 15 kts 2 & 4 zigzag to intercept trawler, “Arlanza” in company

12.55pm: Stopped hailed British St trawler “Hilaria” from Grimsby to Iceland; warned her that Nor SS “Augusta” in approximately 61-57N Long 14 40W required assistance

1.30pm: Reduced to 13 kts a/c S85W to close “Arlanza”

1.55pm: Stopped, Capt of “Arlanza” left ship

3.0pm: Sighted 2 SS to ENE

3.30pm: a/c as reqt to close

3.50pm: Stopped boarded and allowed to proceed Dutch SS “ELVE” & Dutch SS “Bernisa” Rotterdam to W. Africa in ballast

7.35pm: Sighted 2 SS NE

8.10pm: One vessel proved to be HMS “Patia” the other Dutch SS “Westerdjik” already boarded by “Patia”

8.30pm: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Patia”

9.0pm: Proceeded S45W 12 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Patia” parted company SE

11.15pm: Sighted 2 SS Lts N & EbN


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11 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -12.2

12.10am: Stopped boarded Danish SS “Island” from Copenhagen to Iceland cargo food stuffs; all correct allowed to proceed

12.25am: Left boarding Officer on board “Island” proceeded S80E 18 kts to close 2nd SS

12.45am: Stopped boarded Dutch SS “Thalia” from Baltimore to Rotterdam via Halifax; cargo superphosphate; all correct allowed to proceed

1.45am: Proceeded as reqt West 16 kts to close “Island”

2.0am: Stopped, boarding Officer returned

11.10pm: Sighted SS Lt NEbE; a/c NEbE to close

11.50pm: As reqt closing SS


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12 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -13.9

12.5am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Tanafjord” from Norway [to] New York via Halifax; all correct allowed her to proceed

9.45am: a/c S10W Sighted “HMS Gloucestershire” bg South

10.50am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Gloucestershire”

11.30am: a/c SE Hands employed working paravanes & as reqt

0.12pm: Incd 15 kts a/c as reqt to close “Gloucestershire”

12.30pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.40pm: Proceeded S83E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag. “Gloucestershire” parted company to Northward

2.25pm: Reduced to slow for 5 minutes while securing paravane chains

2.45pm: Sighted SS SSE

3.40pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Hovland” from Christiania to Baltimore via Halifax, in ballast; all correct allowed her to proceed

4.43pm: Hoisted boat proceeded S33E to close SS SSE

5.40pm: Stopped boarded Dutch SS “Hector” from Amsterdam to New York via Halifax, in ballast; allowed her to proceed

6.35pm: Hoisted boat proceeded East 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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13 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -12.1

9.50am: Dropped target

9.55am: Exd G. Q.s & proceeded as reqt carrying out 1” aiming practice. Sighted HMS “Patuca” to SSW

10.40am: Completed practice, proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.5am: Stopped picked up target

11.10pm: Closed HMS “Patuca” communicated with her by boat. Capt of “Patuca” came on board to see V.A.

11.30am: a/c North 3 & 6 zigzag “Patuca” parted company to Northward

1.20pm: “Patuca” closed

1.45pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patuca”, Cap of “Patuca” left ship

1.55pm: Proceeded S24W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Patuca” parted company Northward

3.50pm: Sighted SS WNW

5.0pm: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Ruth” from New York to Christiania via Halifax, all correct allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 4


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14 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -10.1

3.0am: Sighted SS lights N60E

4.50am: Vessel proved to be Norwegian SS “Ruth” already boarded

9.15am: Sighted HMS “Gloucestershire” NE. “Gloucestershire” took station on Port quarter 1 mile

10.45am: “Gloucestershire” parted company to Southward

11.0am: Whilst turning ship gave heavy lurch (28°) to Port displacing 2 rum casks in spirit room as a result Cask ? 19 5/8 & 4 7/8 gallons were lost.

1.0pm: Sighted SS SWbW

1.20pm: Reduced to 10 kts Vessel proved to be Norwegian SS “Ruth” already boarded

Number on sick list: 5


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15 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -11.6

2.45pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SSW

3.47pm: a/c S60W to close “Orvieto”

4.0pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto” Rear Admiral Morgan Singer came on board to see V.A.

4.15pm: Proceeded West 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company

6.0pm: a/c South to close “Orvieto”

6.15pm: Stopped, R.A. left ship

6.30pm: Proceeded W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” parted company Northd

10.40pm: Heavy snow, reduced to 6 kts

Number on sick list: 4


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16 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -12.1

10.0am: Reduced to 10 kts exd working paravanes

10.40am: Incd 13 kts paravanes out

11.0am: Reduced to 10 kts got in paravanes

Hands employed refitting derrick wires & as reqt

Number on sick list: 5


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17 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -5.5

8.10am: Sighted 2 trawlersS65E

9.10am: Hailed British st trawler “Bridlington” from Hull to Iceland allowed to proceed

12.0pm: Sighted SS bg S85E a/c N55E to close

12.20pm: Proved to be Danish SS “Vesta” flying correct flag of the day allowed her to proceed

6.0pm: Prepared P.V’s for dropping

6.17pm: Reduced to 12 kts for dropping P.V’s

6.48pm: a/c S60W incd 16 kts P.V’s in position

Number on sick list: 4


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18 April 1917

Busta Voe

3.0am: a/c as reqt for swept channel HM Destroyer “Sylvia” in company as escort

4.10am: Came to with Port anchor in 16 fhms veered to 75 fhms. Hands hoisting out boats & preparing for coaling

Found here HMS “Gibraltar”, “Intrepid”, submarines E39, E44 & Fleet auxiliaries

5.45am: Collier “Portwood” secured P. side

Collier “Cairrevil” secured S. side

7.37am: Commenced coaling

9.45am: Lieut Douglas & armed guard rejoined

10.0am: Rear Admiral Freemantle commanding 2nd C.S. visited Vice Admiral

6.30pm: Finished coaling recd 1255 tons

6.50pm: Cast off colliers

Number on sick list: 4


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19 April 1917

Busta Voe

Hands employed cleaning ship

HMS “Vienna” arrived

3.15pm: Asst Clerk Courtier RN & sub Lt Hore RNVR joined ship

Read warrant 106

9.0pm: HMS “Vienna” sailed

Number on sick list: 4


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20 April 1917

Busta Voe

9.35am: Exd stations for abandon ship, lowered all boats

7.0pm: HMS “Intrepid” & Submarines E39 & E44 sailed

9.30pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour

Number on sick list: 4


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21 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 63.1, Long -4.1

7.40am: Sighted SS NE ½ N

8.10am: a/c N66E SS proved to be Danish SS “Lexa Maerste” flying correct flag of day, allowed her to proceed

9.0am: Sighted sail NE

9.30am: Incd 13 kts a/c N50E to close sail

9.35am: Sighted HMS “Minotaur” in vicinity of sail a/c N50W

1.25pm: Sighted sail NE

1.35pm: a/c NE 3 & 6 zigzag to close incd 15 kts

3.0pm: a/c as reqt to close sail

3.10pm: Stopped boarded Nor. Barque “Irene” from Aarhus to Baltimore, in ballast; all correct allowed to proceed

6.15pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” bg West

6.30pm: a/c West 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” 3’ ahead

7.50pm: a/c to close “Orvieto”

7.55pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded to board “Orvieto”

8.55pm: a/c to close “Orvieto”

9.10pm: Stopped, V.A. returned on board. “Orvieto” parted company to NW


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22 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -10.7

10.30am: Held Divine Service


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23 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -12.1

11.10am: Sighted trawler SW a/c SW to close

11.20am: Proved to be British st trawler “Laura” flying correct flag of day; allowed her to proceed

5.20pm: Sighted trawler bg SSW

5.40pm: Stopped hailed British st trawler “Hilaria” from Iceland to Grimsby; all correct allowed to proceed


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24 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -13.1

2.45am: a/c N40W Vessel proved to be Danish Schooner heading ENE. Proceeded as reqt 13 kts keeping in touch with schooner

4.30am: Close schooner

5.15am: Stopped boarded Danish Schooner “Harriet” Lisbon to Faeroes with salt. Allowed her to proceed

9.35am: Dropped target

9.40am: Exd G. Q.s proceeded as reqt carrying out 6” gun practice 12 rds per gun 2/3 charge and firing from 6 pdr; speed 18 kts

10.55am: Completed practice proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.20am: Picked up target proceeded S30E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

3.25pm: Sighted HMS “Patia” SSE

“Patia” closed

4.0pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”. Vice Admiral visited “Patia” & inspected ship at target practice. Proceeded 13 kts keeping 6’ to Northward of “Patia”

5.30pm: Closed “Patia”

5.58pm: V.A. returned on board

6.7pm: Proceeded N13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Patia” parted company Westward

Number on sick list: 2


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25 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -13.4

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Armadale Castle” bg N

3.36pm: a/c N15W to close

3.35pm: Read warrant N° 107

4.20pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Armadale Castle”; discharged 1 rating for passage to Walton prison, Engr Comdr Bell proceeded on board “A. Castle”

4.35pm: a/c South 3 & 6 zigzag “Armadale Castle” in company

5.15pm: Stopped Engr Comdr Bell returned on board

5.30pm: Proceeded North 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Armadale Castle” parted company to Southward

Number on sick list: 3


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26 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -12.1

1.35am: Sighted Lt NEbN

2.20am: a/c N80W Examined vessel by searchlight proved to be Danish SS “Hans Egede” flying correct flag of day; allowed her to proceed

Hands employed cleaning ship, refitting & as reqt

Number on sick list: 4


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27 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -13.2

9.37am: a/c N35W to close “Orcoma” bg NW

10.0am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”; Captain of “Orcoma” came on board to see V.A.

10.20am: Proceeded N25E 13 kts zigzag “Orcoma” in company

11.30am: Closed “Orcoma”

11.45am: Stopped, Capt of “Orcoma” left ship

11.50am: Proceeded S35E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orcoma” parted company Northd

5.10pm: a/c N to intercept SS

6.0pm: Stopped boarded British st trawler “Balmoral” GY1001 from Iceland to Grimsby; all correct allowed her to proceed

7.20pm: a/c N to intercept SS bg N

9.5pm: Vessel proved to be armed trawler “Macleay”; circled round “Macleay”

10.0pm: Stopped. Lent Lieut Harvey RNR and 2 ratings to “Macleay” for armed guard duty

Number on sick list: 3


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28 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.7, Long -13.4

4.30am: Sighted sail bg North a/c N2W to close

5.50am: Stopped boarded Danish Topsail Schooner “A.H. Friis” from Setugal to Faeroes with salt; allowed her to proceed

Read warrant N° 108 & 109

Number on sick list: 3


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29 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -15.5

2.55am: a/c N25E reduced to 13 kts examined SS “Folkvard” by searchlight; correct flag of day, allowed to proceed

5.25am: Sighted SS SSW

5.40am: a/c SE vessel proved to be Danish Cruise “Valkyrian” bound Eastd

4.0pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” NbE

4.40pm: a/c to close “Almanzora”

5.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat. Captain came on board to see V.A.

5.10pm: Proceeded S25W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Almanzora” in company

6.10pm: a/c to close “Almanzora”

6.30pm: Stopped, Capt of “Almanzora” left ship. Discharged Lieut Comdr Kenyon to “Almanzora” for passage South

7.20pm: Sighted SS SSW detached “Almanzora” to examine

10.50pm: Sighted SS WbN

11.0pm: a/c N25W to close

11.20pm: Stopped

11.40pm: Boarded Norwegian SS

11.55pm: Sighted SS SSW proceeded SSE 13 kts to close leaving boarding officer on board Nor SS

Number on sick list: 4


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30 April 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -13.7

12.20am: Stopped, sent boarding Officer on board Danish motor/V “Oregon”

12.40am: Proceeded NNW to close SS

1.0am: Sighted 3rd SS NNE

1.20am: Allowed SS “Grena” to proceed. Stopped recovered boarding Officer

1.25am: Proceeded N65E 18 kts chasing 3rd SS

2.0am: SS proved to be Danish M/V “Tongking” correct flag of day

2.5am: a/c SW to close “Oregon”

2.30am: Stopped recovered boarding Officer from “Oregon” & allowed her to proceed

6.50am: Sighted sail SbE

9.0am: Stopped boarded & sent to Stornoway with Armed Guard Lieut Douglas RNVR Norwegian S/V “Yola” from Buenos Aires to Denmark with grain

Number on sick list: 3



LOGS FOR MAY 1917


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1 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -12.4

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Kildonan Castle”

10.15am: a/c North to close

10.35am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Kildonan Castle”. Discharged two ratings to “Kildonan Castle”, Captain came on board to see V.A.

11.0am: Proceeded WNW 13 kts zigzag “K. Castle” in company

11.10am: Proceeded as reqt carrying out experiments with smoke siren

11.30am: Closed “K.C.”

11.50am: Stopped Captain of “K.C.” returned on board

1.50pm: Sighted sail ESE

1.55pm: a/c to close

3.0pm: Proved to be Nor S/V “Vik” with armed guard on board

4.20pm: Sighted smoke ENE

6.0pm: Vessel found to be trawler a/c SE

8.0pm: Sighted Sail WbS ½ S

10.0pm: a/c South to close

10.15am: Found to be Norwegian sailing vessel “Vik” already examined

Number on sick list: 2


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2 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -11.6

6.43pm: Stopped spoke British st Trawler “Sea Horse” GY1011 from Grimsby to Iceland; allowed to proceed


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3 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -10.9

9.20am: Divisions read prayers

Hands employed as reqt


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4 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -12.5

5.0am: Sighted SS SEbS

5.30am: Vessel proved to be a trawler a/c N55E 3 & 6 zigzag

12.20pm: Sighted smoke SWbW

2.30pm: a/c S45W 3 & 6 zigzag reduced to 13 kts. Vessel proved to be trawler bound SE


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5 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -16.0

7.15am: Sighted armed trawler “Offa” ESE

8.40am: a/c NE & as reqt signalling to “Offa”

9.10am: a/c S75W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag ordered “Offa” to follow

10.30am: a/c West, sighted HMS armed trawler “McLeay” bg West

11.25am: Stopped communicated by boat with “McLeay”, Lieut Harvey RNR & armed guard rejoined

11.50am: Proceeded N25E 13 kts zigzag, armed trawlers proceeded SE

3.5pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SE

4.0pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto”; Rear Admiral came on board to see V.A.

4.5pm: Proceeded N68W 13 kts “Orvieto” in company

4.40pm: a/c as reqt signalling to “McLeay”

5.0pm: a/c N60W to intercept SS NNW

5.40pm: a/c N65W SS proved to be British SS “Oslo” flying correct flag of day bound SW; allowed her to proceed

5.45pm: a/c WSW to close “Orvieto”

5.50pm: Stopped, R.A. left ship

6.0pm: Proceeded S60W 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” parted company to Northd


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6 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -16.0

9.30am: Divisions. Vice Admiral Tupper inspected ship’s company


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7 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.7, Long -13.9

11.0am: Sighted SS SEbE

11.50am: Turned to NW. Vessel proved to be USA SS “St Paul” bound West flying correct flag of day

12.15pm: Sighted SS S75E

1.10pm: a/c S68E 3 & 6 zigzag vessel proved to be British SS “Carmania” Westbound

6.58pm: a/c N45W signalling SS “Maxton” of Liverpool bound West


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8 May 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.6, Long -6.8

12.50am: Sighted Barra Hd Lt SE

10.10am: Passed HM Yacht “Albin III”

Passed HM Yacht “Zara”

1.45pm: Sighted Isle of Man S50E

Read warrant Nos 110, 111, 112

7.26pm: Reduced to slow & proceeded as reqt speaking Auxly patrol vessel “Tagoria”

9.14pm: Passed Bar Lt V; picked up pilot, proceeded as reqt up river

9.35pm: Put clocks on one hour to British Summer Time


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9 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

12.55am: Entered Sandon basin & secured

1.45am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Canada Dock

3.10am: Secured alongside SE corner Canada Dock

Shore gang commenced coaling

Lieut Douglas RNVR and armed guard rejoined

Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Stopped coaling

6.0pm: Mid Davies RNR joined ship

11.0pm: Lieut Comdr Kenyon RN rejoined ship


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10 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

1.30pm: Shifted ship across to NE corner

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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11 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands getting in ammunition, painting funnels & as reqt; 1 rating joined form HMS “Eagle”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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12 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to RNB D’port

4.30pm: Stopped coaling


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13 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

21 ratings joined from D’port

Discharged 1 rating to hospital


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14 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

12.0am: Stopped coaling

5 ratings joined from D’port


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15 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Hands mustered by divisions in dock shed

10.25am: HM King George V arrived and inspected ship’s company

11.0am: Gave 3 cheers for The King

11.10am: HM The King left by motor car

1.45pm: Recommenced coaling

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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16 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

9.55am: Read warrant N° 113

Asst Paymaster JH Chown joined ship

Discharged 1 rating Walton Prison

2 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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17 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Read warrant N° 114

6.30pm: Mid Barthorp RNVR joined ship

8.30pm: Hands hauling ship off to allow SS “Lake Manitoba” to berth


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18 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Discovered apparently small fire in coal N° 2 hold extinguished same cause not known. Several shore gang coal heavers slightly gassed

8.30am: Finished coaling recd in all 4331 tons

Lieut Duder RNR left ship

6.45pm: 19 ratings joined from Devonport Depot


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19 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship

1 rating joined from Plymouth RNLIBks

Hands cleaning ship & preparing for sea. Discharged 1 corporal RMLI to Deal

Discharged 18 N’foundland ratings to Depot. Lost by accident 1 pair sea boots, 1 duffle coat, 1 oilskin

Sub Lt C Elliott & Learmont left ship for depots

1 corporal & 3 privates RMLI discharged to Plymouth

8.16pm: Cast off, proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon ½ tide basin

10.25pm: Cast off proceeded into river

11.3pm: Came to with Port anchor in 14 fhms veered to 60 fhms


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20 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Weighed proceeded as reqt down river

7.55am: Observed loom of SS 1 pt on Starbd bow. Stopped full astern both

7.57am: Collided with SS “Philadelphia” Starbd bow abreast her port foremost boat vessels then swung together and then cleared

Hands getting out collision mat & at collision stations

8.2am: Stopped

8.10am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 10 fms of water veered to 3 shackles; following orders were given to engines sub[sequent] to going full astern both - stop Starbd stop Port - half ahead all four stop half astern both helm ordered hard a Port then hard a Starbd

8.10am: E.R. reported containing water in foremost Stokehold

9.27am: Put clocks on 1 hour to BST

10.28am: Weighed turned up river

10.50am: Proceeded as reqt up river

11.12am: Passed Rk Lt, tugs secured fore & aft proceeded as reqt for Sandon basin

11.20am: Entered Sandon basin

11.50am: Secured alongside East side

2.5pm: Cast off proceeded into Huskisson Dock

3.30pm: Cast off proceeded into Canada Basin

4.20pm: Secured NW Canada N° 2

Lieut Beckett left ship for HMS “Virginian”

Sent diver to investigate damage

Making water 140 tons per hour keeping under with pumps


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20 May 1917

Damage to ship sustain in collision with SS “Philadelphia”


Above water:

fore peak 2 frames crippled

2 plates holed Ford one plate needed renewal, other to be patched

4 plates badly dented on D deck Ford Starbd side

17 frames crippled on D deck Ford Starbd side

Bulkhead in paint store

6 glass scuttle frames twisted on D deck Starbd side

Depression rail and sockets A broken

Fxle head stanchions and rails broken

Starbd chains platform broken

3 square windows on B deck broken

Below water:

3 plates damaged necessary to renew in Stokehold end of plate on stern from 16 ft mark to 19 ft ends started

Signed Geo Armour Carpenter


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21 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.15pm: Hands cleaning ship & preparing for docking

4.0pm: Quarters. Read warrant N° 115

4.55pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Canada graving dock

5.30pm: Secured at entrance of graving dk

6.45pm: Grates open proceeded into graving dock

7.15pm: Secured

Pumping out dry dock, watch assisting to dry dock vessel

Vice Admiral Tupper, Lt Comdr Kenyon RN, Capt Gillespie RMLI, Lieuts Champion, Douglas, Churchill, Sub Lt Lawson, Asst Pay Shaw, Mid [blank space] proceeded on board HMS “Virginian”


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22 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Read warrant N° 116

1 rating discharged to Walton prison


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23 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.30am: Rear Admiral Stileman, Captain & Lieut (N) of “Melbourne” assembled to enquire into cause of collision with SS “Philadelphia”

3:30pm: Court of enquiry finished R.A. Stileman & other Officers left ship


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24 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.50am: Hands cleaning & painting ship, training classes at instruction


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25 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.55am: Hands employed painting & refitting, training classes at instruction


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26 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Hands employed painting and cleaning ship


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27 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church parties

10.0am: Held Divine Service


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28 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting & refitting & as reqt

Read Warrant N° 117


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29 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.30am: Exd hands at physical drill

9.50am: Hands employed painting & refitting & as reqt. Training classes at instruction


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30 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands painting ship & refitting

Read warrant Nos 118 & 119


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31 May 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.20am: Divisions read prayers. Exd hands at physical drill

9.45am: Hands employed painting & refitting & as reqt Training classes at instruction



LOGS FOR JUNE 1917


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1 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.20am: Divisions read prayers. Exd hands at physical drill

9.50am: Hands employed painting ship, getting in provisions & as reqt Marines at company drill

Paid monthly money to ship’s company


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2 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning ship, getting in provisions & as reqt


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3 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.0am: Held Divine Service. Church parties from HMS “Calgarian” & “Victorian” attended Divine Service

12.30pm: [ed. note: blank space] and 3 ratings joined for passage to French Armed M Cruiser “Champagne”

Number on sick list: 4


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4 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged Lieut Harvey RNR to Depot

Contractors returning coal to bunkers from bottom of Dock

Read Warrant N° 120

5.20pm: Asst Pay RNR Shearer joined ship

Number on sick list: 4


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5 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.30am: Contractors completed taking coal from dock

6.10am: Commenced to flood dock; hands preparing to undock ship

8.20am: Ship floated 5° list to Port

8.45am: Proceeded out of dock in charge of tugs & pilot

10.0am: Secured alongside NE Canada Dock. Hands cleaning & painting ship

1.50am: Commenced coaling (Shore labour)

3 ratings joined for passage to “Otway”

4.10pm: 6 chocks found to be adhering to ship’s bottom portside. Contractors clearing same

10.0pm: Discontinued coaling

Number on sick list: 3


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6 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Fuel: Recd 495 tons of coal

5.0pm: Finished coaling

Number on sick list: 4


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7 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.35pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to Sandon ½ tide basin

3.50pm: Secured alongside West side Canada ½ tide basin

Discharged armed guards for “Almanzora” and “Champagne” to HMS “Eagle” 2 officers 7 men in all

Number on sick list: 4


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8 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 54.1, Long -5.0

1.0am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot into river

3.35am: Stopped, dropped Pilot

3.40am: Put clocks back 1 hour to GMT

4.45pm: Passed armed yacht “Zara”

10.20pm: Passed HMS “Orcoma” bound West

Number on sick list: 4


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9 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.8, Long -13.8

12.50am: a/c North Got in P.V’s found Port PV missing

5.15am: Sighted ship’s boat SSW a/c to SSW to close

5.25am: a/c N85W boat apparently abandoned

7.15pm: Sighted HMS “Ebro” NbW

7.30pm: a/c N40W 3 & 6 zigzag to close

7.58pm: Stopped Lt Comdr Kenyon rejoined ship, recd official correspondence for V.A. Sighted HMS “Patuca” N

8.25pm: Proceeded N15E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Ebro” parted company Westward

Number on sick list: 5


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10 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -16.7

10.30am: Held Divine Service

9.0pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” SSE

9.20pm: a/c & speed as reqt closing “Otway” boat

9.20pm: Stopped discharged 3 ratings and despatches to “Otway”

9.45pm: Proceeded S27W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Otway” proceeded Westward


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11 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -15.9

6.25am: Sighted SS bg N

7.5am: Stopped boarded Dutch SS “Noord Brabant” from Rotterdam to Sandy Hook via Halifax, in ballast; allowed her to proceed

9.0am: Stopped boarded Belgian SS “Ubier”, Belgian Relief vessel from Galveston to Rotterdam, cargo grain; papers correct allowed to proceed

1.55pm: Sighted SS NE

2.20pm: Stopped boarded Dutch SS “Veerhaven” from Rotterdam to Sandy Hook via Halifax, in ballast; all correct allowed to proceed

8.5pm: Sighted “Orvieto” WNW

8.35pm: a/c S10W to close; “Virginian” sighted Southd

8.57pm: Stopped communicated by boats with “Virginian”. Vice Admiral Sir R. Tupper KCB CVD rejoined ship. Hoisted V.A.’s flag. Lt Champion, Douglas & Churchill RNVR, Asst Pay Shaw RNR, Mr Bullimore, Sig. Bar RN, Asst Pay Posthlewait, Sub Lt Farrell RNVR, Mid Pye, Baker RNR & Mr Ross RNR & 2 ratings rejoined ship

9.45pm: “Orvieto” closed, R.A. came on board to see V.A.

9.55pm: Proceeded WNW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag in company with “Orvieto”; “Virginian” parted company NW

10.40pm: Stopped, R.A. left ship

10.45pm: Proceeded WS 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” parted company Northd


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12 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -15.5

9.45am: Dropped target, proceeded 13 kts as reqt carrying out 1” aiming & 6 pdr practice. Exd general quarters. Exd submarine target practice Co & speed as reqt

11.40am: Stopped picked up target proceeded East 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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13 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -13.1

3.45pm: Sighted HMS “Almanzora” NW

4.0pm: a/c S31E 3 & 6 zigzag “Almanzora” in company. Evening Quarters

5.0pm: a/c as reqt. Stopped & communicated by boat with “Almanzora”; discharged Engr Comdr Bell to “Almanzora”

5.40pm: Proceeded N65W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Almanzora” parted company Southd


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14 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -12.1

9.45pm: Sighted SS S17W proved to be HMS “Armadale Castle”

9.50pm: a/c S25W to close

10.15pm: a/c as reqt communicating with “Armadale Castle” by boat

10.40pm: Proceeded N80W 3 & 6 zigzag “Armadale Castle” parted company Northd


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15 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -15.0

9.50am: Exd G. Q.s. Hands employed refitting, training classes at instruction

11.23am: Sighted HMS “Victorian” WNW

12.0am: Co. & speeds as reqt communicating by boat with “Victorian”. Captain came on board to see V.A.

12.20pm: Proceeded N70E 3 & 6 zigzag. “Victorian” in company

1.40pm: a\c as reqt communicating by boat with “Victorian”. V.A. proceeded on board “Victorian” with Captain

2.0pm: Proceeded N70E 3 & 6 zigzag in company with “Victorian”

2.40pm: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Victorian”. V.A. returned on board

3.0pm: Proceeded N50E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag. “Victorian” parted company to Southward

8.20pm: Sighted HMS “Gloucestershire” ESE

8.30pm: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Gloucestershire”

9.15pm: Reduced to 10 kts. “Gloucestershire “parted company Eastward


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16 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -13.5

8.25am: Sighted smoke bg N20E proved to be HM Armed Trawler “Saxon”

9.10am: a/c as reqt to close

9.25am: Stopped sent W/T Officer and Lieut Comdr “G” to “Saxon”, Capt of “Saxon” came on board to see V.A.

11.0am: Stopped transferred Capt of “Saxon” to “Saxon”& W/T Officer Lieut Comdr (G) from “Saxon”

11.30am: Proceeded S66E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Saxon” parted company SE

7.0pm: a/c S56W 3 & 6 zigzag to close smoke SWbS

7.25pm: Vessel proved to be trawler

7.55pm: Sighted armed trawler EbS (“Rushcoe”)

8.0pm: a/c East 3 & 6 zigzag to close

8.40pm: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Rushcoe”. Comd Officer came on board to see V.A.

10.35pm: a/c as reqt to close & transfer Comd Officer to “Rushcoe”

10.50pm: Proceeded N20W 3 & 6 z.z. 12 kts “Rushcoe” parted company to Southd

11.15pm: Sighted armed trawler “McLeay”

11.20pm: a/c N56E communicating wither by signal


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17 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -13.2

10.30am: Held Divine Service

4.20pm: Sighted sail to Northd a\c N10E to close

5.0pm: a\c S28E speed as reqt signalling Dutch schooner “Thor” bound Stornoway with armed guard on board

5.10pm: Allowed her to proceed N85E 12 knots 3 & 6 z.z.


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18 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.8, Long -12.4

10.15am: Hands refitting & as reqt. Training classes at instruction

4.0pm: Exd collision stations

Number on sick list: 6


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19 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -13.4

8.5am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NE

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers; ordered “Hildebrand” to close

9.30am: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Hildebrand”. Vice Admiral proceeded on board and inspected ship. “Hildebrand” dropped target carried out target practice

Proceeded as reqt keeping 5-6’ to South of “Hildebrand

12.0pm: a/c as reqt to close “Hildebrand”

12.30pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.45pm: Proceeded S66E 3 & 6 zigzag; “Hildebrand” recovered target & parted company NE


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20 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -16.2

Between 6 and 8 am passed several barrels and pieces of wreckage

9.55am: Sighted HMS “Patia” SWbW

11.10am: a/c as reqt to close

11.10am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”. Captain came on board to see Vice Admiral

11.15am: Proceeded East 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Patia” in company

12.0pm: a/c as reqt to close “Patia”

12.15pm: Stopped, Capt of “Patia” left ship

6.20pm: Sighted HMS “Virginian” S25E

7.15pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Virginian”. Captain came on board to see V.A.

7.30pm: Proceeded South 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Virginian” in company

9.0pm: a/c ESE to close “Virginian”

9.10pm: Stopped, Captain of “Virginian” left ship

10.25pm: Sighted smoke E ½ N

10.30pm: a/c East 3 & 6 zigzag to investigate


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21 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -16.0

No sign of smoke since 10.30pm

12.0am: a/c N55W 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

8.30am: Sighted French AMC “Artois” S35W

9.35am: a/c S85W to close “Artois”

10.0am: Communicated by boat with “Artois”

10.10am: Stopped, Captain of “Artois” came on board to see V.A.

10.15am: Proceeded South 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Artois” in company

11.15am: a/c S70W to close “Artois”

11.30am: Stopped Captain of Artois left ship

11.35am: Proceeded N80E 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Artois” parted company SW

Number on sick list: 6


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22 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -13.7

12.30am: Sighted SS bg South

1.25am: Stopped Boarded British SS “Tynemede” from Huelva to Arkangel; papers correct allowed to proceed

5.20pm: Sighted SS NbE

5.35pm: Vessel proved to be HMS “Changuinola” a/c West 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

8.20pm: Sighted SS NNE

8.40pm: Vessel found to be “ Changuinola” a/c West 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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23 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -12.8

7.0am: Sighted HMS “Patuca” SW

7.15am: a/c NNE “Patuca” in company

7.20am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” NNE

8.0am: a/c as reqt to close “Patuca”

8.10am: Stopped, Capt of “Patuca” came on board to see V.A.

8.15am: Proceeded South 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Patuca” & “Orvieto” in company

9.20am: “Patuca” closed & “Orvieto” closed

9.30am: Stopped, Capt of “Patuca” left ship. Rear Admiral Singer came on board to see V.A.

10.0am: Proceeded East 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company, “Patuca” parted company West

1.15pm: a/c as reqt to close “Orvieto”

1.17pm: Stopped, Rear Admiral left ship

4.20pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” WSW

5.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Motagua”, Mr [blank space] schoolmaster & 1 rating joined from HMS “Motagua”

5.30pm: Proceeded N65E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Motagua” parted company NW

9.0pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” N65E bound Southd

Number on sick list: 3


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24 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 58.9, Long -8.0

Passed small wreckage during watch

9.25am: Sighted HMTBDs “Munster” “Strongbow” SbW

9.50am: a/c S58E 3 & 6 zigzag “Munster” & “Strongbow” formed submarine screen

11.10am: Sighted HMTBD “Obedient” SWbS

11.25am: Sighted 2 aux Patrol Vessels East

1.15pm: Sighted land SbE

2.46pm: Reduced to 12 kts a/c EbS; made smoke screen while getting out P.V.s

6.20pm: Cape Wrath abeam 1.6’

9.33pm: Reduced to 12 kts got in paravanes

9.49pm: Passed outer boom defence

9.55pm: Passed inner boom defence reduced to slow & shaped course for anchorage

10.17pm: Came to with Starbd anchor in 17 fhms veered to 75 fhms

Found here HMS “Queen Elizabeth” fleet flagship, with HM King on board, flying flag of Admiral Beatty and other ships of Grand Fleet

Number on sick list: 4


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25 June 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

7.0am: Hands turning out steam boats & as reqt

8.45am: H.M. The King embarked in HMS “Castor” and proceeded to inspect the fleet

8.55am: Manned & Cheered ship as HMS “Castor” passed

9.30am: HMS “Castor” with H.M. on board sailed

6.0pm: Hoisted motor boat


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26 June 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.6, Long -4.4

8.15am: Vice Admiral left ship

9.6am: Proceeded out of harbour 14 kts

9.20am: Passed boom defence

10.15am: Shaped course N80W H.M. Destroyers “Offa” and “Ossary” in company as submarine screen

11.15am: a/c S65W to clear mine sweepers

4.0pm: Tuimpan Hd N18W 5.5’

“Offa” and “Ossary” in company as submarine screen

9.47pm: Barra Hd Lt N38W 11’

Number on sick list: 5


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27 June 1917

At Sea

Lat 53.5, Long -4.5

1.0am: Sighted Inishtrahull S15W

11.0am: Sighted Skerries SE a/c S64E

1.52pm: Sighted Bar Lt V ahead

2.0pm: Detached Destroyers “Offa” & “Ossary” who proceeded up harbour. Reduced to 12 kts hoisted in P.V.s

2.25pm: Picked up Pilot

4.25pm: Proceeded as reqt entering Sandon basin

5.5pm: Secured alongside West side Sandon basin

6.15pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of pilot and tugs to Canada Dock

7.30pm: Secured in Canada Dock N° 2 branch

Number on sick list: 5



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28 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.0am: Commenced coaling shore gang

Discharged Mid Baker RNR to hospital

10.0pm: Discontinued coaling


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29 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

10.0pm: Discontinued coaling


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30 June 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Recommenced coaling

1.0pm: Stopped coaling

Fuel: Recd 2954 tons of coal

1.30pm: Cast Off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Canada Tongue

2.30pm: Secured alongside Canada Tongue



LOGS FOR JULY 1917


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1 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church party

10.5am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list: 2


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2 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Breasted off to allow coal barges in

8.40am: Recommenced coaling

5.30pm: Breasted ship off broadside to allow “Teutonic” to berth alongside

7.0pm: Secured alongside “Teutonic”

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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3 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Finished coaling recd 565.2 tons

3 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

2 ratings joined from Marine Bks Plymouth


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4 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed provisioning ship & getting in stores

Read warrant N° 121 discharged 1 rating to Walton prison


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5 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: 5 ratings joined from Devonport

Hands employed provisioning ship

2.30pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Sandon ½ tide basin

4.30pm: Secured alongside Sandon basin West quay

Shipped Barometer Kelvin & White No. 1082


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6 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

1.15pm: Hands employed provisioning ship

5 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”


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7 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Discharged 3 ratings to join army

12 ratings to RNB D’port

4 RMLI to Plymouth Depot

4 ratings joined for passage


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8 July 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.6, Long -5.4

4 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

2.0pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilots out of dock

2.30pm: Entered river

2.55pm: Stopped, dropped pilot

3.0pm: Bar Lt V South a/c S81W HMTBD “Dee” in company as escort. Incd 18 kts

11.55pm: S. Rock Lt abeam 3’


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9 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -9.1

12.0am: Steered steady course passed several SS without lights

4.0am: Fair Hd abeam 1’ a/c as reqt thro’ Rathlin Sd. HMTBD “Dee” parted company

HMTBDs “Plucky” & “Medina” took over escort duty

4.50am: Sighted HMS “Motagua” steering SE

8.55am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” N30W steering SE

9.30am: Detached “Medina” to escort “Hildebrand”

Passed large quantity of wreckage during watch

4.8pm: Stopped

4.10pm: a/c East 12 kts to pick up PVs

4.25pm: PVs found to be foul, stopped cleared & hoisted in PVs both found to be locked together & much damaged

4.40pm: Proceeded 18 kts N33W 3 & 6 zigzag “Plucky” completed escort duty parted company SE


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10 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -13.8

1.7pm: Sighted suspicious object turned towards, incd full speed found to be a whale

2.30pm: Sighted sail NNE

2.45pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” EbN

3.38pm: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Orvieto”

3.40pm: Proceeded as reqt to close sail

4.0pm: Evening Quarters, read warrant 122, 123

4.5pm: Sail proved to be Danish sail “Harriet” bound Stornoway with armed guard “Ebro”

4.30pm: a/c East 3 & 6 zigzag in company with “Orvieto”

5.40pm: “Orvieto” stopped dropped boat a/c as reqt to close

5.40pm: Stopped V.A. returned on board, “Orvieto” parted company Northward


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11 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -15.2

6.25am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” steering SE

9.45am: Dropped target proceeded 15 kts as reqt carrying out 1 inch aiming rifle practice. Exd G.Q.s Exd anti submarine practice

11.20am: Completed practice proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.45am: Picked up target proceeded West 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

11.55pm: Sighted schooner NWbN a/c S80W to close

Number on sick list: 4


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12 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -16.2

12.0am: a/c as reqt examining schooner by searchlight proved to be Danish Schooner “Proven” with armed guard on board

6.45am: Sighted HMS “Otway” SW stationed “Otway” 5’ Port beam

9.35am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Otway”

11.44am: Reduced to 12 kts a/c as reqt to close “Otway”

12.0am: Stopped V.A. returned on board “Otway” parted company Northd

2.50pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” NbW

8.15pm: Sighted HMS “Moldavia”

8.20pm: Sighted SS bg E

8.46pm: a/c N60E “Moldavia” in company

9.10pm: a/c as reqt to close “Moldavia”

9.15pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Moldavia”

9.30pm: Proceeded NE 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Moldavia” parted company Eastd

Number on sick list: 3


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13 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -15.3

9.27am: Sighted SS bg WNW steering Eastd

10.2am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “San Telmo” from Lisbon to Bergen, general cargo. Sent Lieut Douglas RNVR & armed guard (5) to take her to Stornoway

4.25pm: Sighted HMS “Otway” NbE

4.35pm: a/c NNE incd 18 kts dropped target. Proceeded as reqt carried out 6 inch gun practice 8 rounds per gun. Exd steering form aft

5.40pm: Reduced to 13 kts proceeded as reqt to pick up target

6.5pm: Stopped picked up target

8.0pm: HMS “Otway” in sight NNE

8.30pm: Lost sight of “Otway” steering SE

Number on sick list: 7


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14 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -15.7

6.55am: Sighted HMS “Otway” West

8.0am: Passed collapsable life boat awash

3.25pm: Sighted HMS “Patuca” SSW

4.10pm: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Patuca”

4.30pm: a/c NNW 3 & 6 zigzag “Patuca” in company

5.40pm: a/c as reqt closing “Patuca”

5.45pm: V.A. returned on board. Engr Lt Grimshaw joined ship; discharged Engr Sub Lt McMillan to “Patuca”

7.30pm: Sighted HMS “Arlanza” and convoy EbN

8.12pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Arlanza”

8.45pm: Proceeded N65W 12 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Arlanza” & convoy parted company Southward


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15 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -16.1

1.15pm: Passed large iron tank

5.0pm: Sighted HMS “Ebro”

5.50pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Ebro”

6.55pm: Closed “Ebro”

7.0pm: Stopped, V.A. returned on board

Number on sick list: 8


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16 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -16.0

8.20am: Sighted SS bg SbE HMS “Otway”

9.0am: a/c W 3 & 6 zigzag “Otway” in station 6 miles Port beam

10.5am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Otway”

10.15am: “Otway” dropped target & proceeded to carry out [rifle] practice

Proceeded as reqt keeping about 6’ South of “Otway”

11.40am: a/c to close “Otway” 15 kts

Discharged Engr Lt Comdr Jackson to “Otway” for passage South

12.36pm: Stopped, V.A. returned on board

12.40pm: Proceeded NE 3 & 6 zigzag “Otway” parted company SW

4.10pm: Sighted HMS “Gloucestershire”

5.30pm: a/c WNW closed & communicated by boat with “Glostershire”. Captain came on board to see V.A.

6.45pm: a/c N[NW] to close “Glostershire”

7.0pm: Stopped, Captain of “Glostershire” left ship

7.5pm: Proceeded SW 13 kts zigzag “Glostershire” parted company NW

Number on sick list: 7


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17 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -14.7

12.25am: Sighted HMS “Columbella” NEbE

Hands employed cleaning & refitting & as reqt

Number on sick list: 7


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18 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -15.2

11.0am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia”

11.50am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Moldavia”. Captain came on board to see V.A. Lieut Douglas RNVR and armed guard returned on board

12.0pm: Proceeded 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Moldavia” in company

1.30pm: Stopped, Captain of “Moldavia” left ship

1.35pm: Proceeded NNW 13 kts “Moldavia” parted company Southward

4.5pm: Sighted SS bg SbW

4.30pm: a/c W 3 & 6 zigzag Sighted sail SbW

5.10pm: Vessel proved to be HMS “Moldavia” who examined sail. Reduced to 13 kts

Number on sick list: 6



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19 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -15.2

4.5am: Sighted sail SbW

5.55am: a/c S45W 3 & 6 zigzag S/V proved to be Norwegian barque “Sardhana” flying correct flag of day, allowed to proceed

12.25pm: Sighted HMS “Armadale Castle” ESE

12.30pm: a/c S80E HMS “Armadale Castle” examined S/V bg SEbE

1.40pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Armadale Castle” Captain came on board to see V.A.

1.52pm: Proceeded NW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Armadale Castle” in company

2.45pm: a/c NE to close “Armadale Castle”

2.50pm: Stopped, Captain of “Armadale Castle” left ship

Read warrant 124


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20 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -14.6

4.45am: Sighted HMS “Changuiola” NNE

5.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Changuinola”; Captain came on board to see V.A.

6.0am: Proceeded S25W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Changuinola” in company

6.57am: Stopped, Captain of “Changuinola” left ship

7.10am: Proceeded NW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Changuinola” parted company Southward

7.30pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” SSW a/c S35W

8.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand”. Captain came on board to see V.A.

9.45pm: Stopped, Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship

9.50pm: a/c NE 3 & 6 zigzag “Hildebrand” parted company Northd


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21 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -15.7

11.30am: Sighted HMS “Moldavia” bg SSW

12.5pm: a/c SWbS to close “Moldavia”

12.15pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Moldavia”

3.0pm: a/c West 3 & 6 zigzag “Moldavia” parted company Northds

8.0pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” S40W

8.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”

9.10pm: Proceeded North 3 & 6 zigzag “Orcoma” parted company North East


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22 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -15.3

10.53am: Sighted smoke NE

1.15pm: Vessel proved to be two trawlers a/c as reqt spoke with British St trawlers “Phoebe” & “Mansford” bound Iceland. Allowed to proceed


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23 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -15.5

10.45am: Sighted SS bg NbE

1.0pm: Boarded British SS “Prophet” from Brest to Arkangel; all correct, allowed to proceed


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24 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -15.1

10.0am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt carrying out 1 inch aiming practice from 6 inch guns. Exd G.Q.s

10.40am: Completed practice, secured from G.Q.s

10.50am: Carried out surprise ante submarine practice from 6 inch & 6 pdr guns. Exd working depth charge

11.5am: Proceeded as reqt picking up target

12.15pm: Picked up target


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25 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -15.5

Training classes at instruction, remd hands cleaning ship & as reqt

4.0pm: Exd fire stations


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26 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -14.3

3.50pm: Sighted HMS “Motagua” ahead

4.5am: a/c as reqt communicating by boat with “Motagua”

4.10pm: Stopped, Captain came on board to see V.A.

4.12pm: Proceeded East speed 8-10 kts keeping in company with “Motagua”

6.15pm: Stopped, Captain of “Motagua” left ship

7.20pm: Incd 10 kts “Motagua” parted company SE


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27 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -13.9

8.10am: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” S10E

8.50am: a/c West 3 & 6 zigzag “Changuinola” in company

9.35am: a/c as reqt to close “Changuinola”

9.50am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Changuinola”

9.55am: Proceeded West 3 & 6 zigzag 13 kts “Changuinola” in company

11.0am: Stopped Vice Admiral returned on board


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28 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -13.1

9.55am: Passed ships boat bottom up

7.20pm: Swung ship for compass deviation


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29 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -14.6

5.40pm: Sighted smoke EbS ½ S

7.0pm: a/c S35E HM Armed trawler “Offa ii”

7.5pm: Stopped, Commanding Officer came on board to see V.A.

7.20pm: Proceeded SW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Offa ii” in company

8.0pm: Sighted smoke SSE

8.50pm: Stopped, Commanding Officer of “Offa ii” left ship

9.7pm: Proceeded South 3 & 6 zigzag to close HM Armed Trawler “Lord Lansdowne” & “Elf King”

10.0pm: Stopped, C.O. of trawlers came on board to see V.A.

10.10pm: Proceeded NW 3 & 6 zigzag trawlers in company

11.50pm: Stopped, C.O.s left ship


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30 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -13.9

12.15am: Proceeded N25E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag trawlers parted company

4.45am: Sighted trawler WbS

6.0am: Trawler apparently “Lord Lansdowne”

1.0pm: a/c S60E incd full speed to close SS “Devona” making W/T distress signals to SE

3.10pm: Sighted “Devona” bg SW

4.0pm: a/c S82W closing SS “Devona”

“Devona” from Tyne to Montreal, in ballast, reported having been in action with enemy submarine between 5 AM & 1.40 PM. “Devona” hit about 4 times. 2 men were lost

4.10pm: Stopped sent Fleet Surgeon to render medical assistance on board “Devona”

4.15pm: Proceeded as reqt circling around

4.45pm: “Devona” hoisted boarding boat, proceeded NW 12 kts. Proceeded 18 kts zigzag in company with “Devona”

5.40pm: Stopped picked up boat with Fleet Surgeon and one wounded (Able seaman A. A. Anderson of Devona) for treatment


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31 July 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -14.9

9.55am: Exd G. Q.s Hands employed cleaning ship; training classes at instruction



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1917


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1 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -14.1

10.55am: Sighted trawler NNW

11.0am: a/c NWbN proved to be HMAT “Stalwart”


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2 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -15.2

9.50am: Exd G. Q.s Exd steering form aft. Training classes at instruction, remd hands employed as reqt


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3 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -15.6

9.57am: Sighted HMS “Armadale Castle” NNE

10.56am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Armadale Castle”. Discharged Lieut Champion RNVR to “Armadale Castle” (lent)

11.0am: Proceeded South 3 & 6 zigzag 13 kts “Armadale Castle” in company

12.3pm: a/c S85W to close “Armadale Castle”

12.20pm: Stopped, V.A. returned on board

12.30pm: Proceeded South 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Armadale Castle” parted company Northds

Number on sick list: 5


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4 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -9.0

2.57am: Sighted Armed trawler S53W

3.2am: Sighted Armed trawler S60E

4.40am: Passed armed trawler “St Dernis”

7.45am: Passed armed trawler “Faraday” & “Marconi”

1.0pm: Passed armed trawler “Arley”

9.40pm: HMS “Patuca” passed Northbound

9.55pm: HMS “Berwick” & escort passed Northbound

Number on sick list: 4


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5 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.25am: Skerries Lt Ho bore S60E 2’

9.30am: Stopped, picked up pilot

9.45am: Put clocks on 1 hour to BST. Hands turning out boats & preparing for docking

11.26am: Passed Rock Lt Ho

12.30pm: Entered Sandon basin, proceeded into Sandon Dock

1.35pm: Secured alongside NW corner Sandon Dock


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6 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3 ratings joined ship


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7 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.20am: Hands heaving ship off to allow coal lighters alongside

9.0am: Shore gang commenced coaling

Discharged 1 rating to shore

1 rating joined ship

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 3


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8 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands hauling ship off for coal barges

7.30am: Shore gang recommenced coaling

Discharged 6 pts RMLI to Stonehouse barracks

Number on sick list: 2


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9 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands getting in provisions & stores

9.20pm: 7 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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10 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

9.0am: 7 ratings joined from Devonport

7.0pm: 2 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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11 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

12.0am: Finished coaling received 4524.65 tons

1.45pm: Hands shifting ship

3.30pm: Secured alongside SS “Ixion” SE side Sandon Dock


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12 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed painting ship’s side camouflage pattern

Discharged 4 ratings to HMS “Eagle”


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13 August 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands painting ship’s sides, cleaning ship & preparing for sea

Discharged 6 privates RMLI to Plymouth Depot; 5 RNVR ratings to R.N.B. D’port

4.0pm: Tugs and pilot standing by to move ship

7.0pm: Tugs & pilot not required

7.30pm: 9 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”


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14 August 1917

From Liverpool on patrol

Lat 53 25N, Long 4 2W

7.20am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to Sandon Basin

8.0am: Secured in Sandon Basin

9.15am: Cast off proceeded into the river

9.35am: Entered river and proceeded as reqt out of harbour

10.7am: Stopped dropped pilot

10.0am: Put clocks back 1 hour to GMT

1.30pm: Fog reduced to slow

1.45pm: HMS “Victorian” passed bound inward

2.15pm: Fog reduced to Dead Slow

2.30pm: Fog lifted incd 18 kts zigzag.

5.24pm: a/c S60E to avoid fishing fleet

7.40pm: HMS “Olympic” & destroyer (4) escort passed steering South

9.46pm: Stopped manoeuvred as reqt to clear patrol vessels with nets

11.55pm: Inishtrahull N67W


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15 August 1917

From Liverpool on patrol

Lat 57 38N, Long 10 43W

1.28am: Starboard P.V. apparently struck submerged object; P.V. apparently still in position

4.0am: Starboard P.V. wire apparently parted; vibrations on chain ceased

Passed numerous small pieces of wreckage during watch

12.20pm: Sighted Armed Trawler “Corrie Roy” NbW

1.5pm: Armed Trawler “McLeay” NbW

1.30pm: Sighted Armed trawler “Saxon” N29W

4.21pm: Incd 15 kts Starbd P.V. found to be missing

9.0pm: Sighted smoke North & NNW a/c to close


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16 August 1917

From Liverpool on patrol

Lat 61 26N, Long 13 59W

12.5am: Reduced to 12 kts. SS proved to be British SS “Gymeric” with correct flag of day

8.50am: Sighted HMS “Patia” EbN

9.45am: Stopped, R.A. came on board to see V.A. Exd G.Q.s

9.50am: Proceeded North 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag, “Patia” in company

11.50am: a/c East to close “Patia”

12.5pm: Stopped, R.A. left ship

Discharged Eng Sub Lt Ramsey to “Patia” for passage

12.10pm: Proceeded South 3 & 6 zigzag. “Patia” parted company Northds

Exd stations for abandon ship


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17 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -14.4

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt


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18 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -13.7

5.10pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NW

5.50pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand” Captain came on board to see V.A.

6.0pm: Proceeded SW 13 kts zigzag “Hildebrand” in company

7.18pm: Proceeded as reqt “Hildebrand” closed

7.20pm: Stopped, Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship. Discharged Engr Lt Deans to “Hildebrand” for passage South

7.25pm: Proceeded N25E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Hildebrand” parted company SW


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19 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -13.5

10.30am: Held Divine Service


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20 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -15.9

8.30am: Sighted HMS “Artois” N20E

9.40am: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Artois”

10.0am: Proceeded as reqt carrying out rate of change exercise with “Artois”

11.30am: Completed exercises proceeded as reqt to pick up boat with V.A., made good 9-40

11.45am: WbS (true) 3’

11.55am: V.A. returned on board Lieut Comdr Kenyon RN lent “Artois”

12.0pm: Proceeded S 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Artois” parted company Northward

Number on sick list: 3


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21 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.2, Long -14.7

5.15am: Sighted SS bg WbS

6.0am: Stopped, boarded British SS “Pendarves” from Brest to Arkangel with munitions; all correct allowed to proceed

9.35am: a/c as reqt dropped target & carried out aiming rifle & 6 pdr anti-submarine practice. Hands at target practice & painting ship

11.30am: Proceeded as reqt to pick up target


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22 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -16.4

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” NE ½ N

9.45am: a/c N30E “Orcoma” took station astern

10.15am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”; Captain of “Orcoma” came on board to see V.A.

10.20am: Proceeded NNW 10 kts “Orcoma” in company carried out Range finding exercise

12.0pm: Stopped, Captain of “Orcoma” left ship. Discharged schoolmaster Mr Berrit to “Orcoma”

12.5pm: Proceeded NE 12 kts steady course, “Orcoma” parted company Southd


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23 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -15.6

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers. Training classes at instruction, remd hands cleaning ship & as reqt

Number on sick list: 2


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24 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -15.2

12.14am: Sighted red Lt SSE

12.50am: Incd 10 kts a/c West lost sight of light

6.20am: Sighted Danish Barquentine “Scandia” flying correct flag of day

11.45am: Sighted sail EbS

12.35pm: Reduced to 8 kts; sail proved to be Danish Barquantine “Harris” from Gibraltar to Faeroes

1.50pm: a/c SWbW keeping in touch with “Harris”

4.0pm: a/c NbE Evening Quarters. Allowed schooner to proceed

4.50pm: Sighted SS SWbS, HMS “Orvieto”

5.15pm: Sighted “Changuinola” bg East


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25 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -16.4

6.50am: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” SE

8.50am: Stationed “Changuinola” East 2’

9.10am: a/c SSE closed & communicated by boat with “Changuinola”. Captain came on board to see V.A.

9.35am: Proceeded NE 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Changuinola” in company

1.20pm: Communicated by boat with “Changuinola”, Captain left ship. Dropped own boat, received 7 ratings from “Changuinola” for passage to “Patuca”

1.55pm: Proceeded N42E 3 & 6 zigzag “Changuinola” parted company Southds

5.0pm: a/c N25E sighted HMS “Artois” NE ½ E reduced to 10 kts

5.10pm: a/c as reqt communicated by boat with “Artois” Lieut Comdr Kenyon rejoined ship

5.50pm: Proceeded S26W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Artois” parted company Northds

Number on sick list: 3


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26 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -15.8

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Patuca” N58W

4.17pm: Stopped communicated by boat with” Patuca” Captain came on board to see V.A.

4.25pm: Proceeded SSW “Patuca” in company

6.0pm: a/c SEbE to close “Patuca”

6.12pm: Stopped, Captain of “Patuca” left ship. Discharged 7 ratings to “Patuca”


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27 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -15.4

3.10am: Observed wake of large fish or possible Submarine on Port beam 500 Incd 13 kts commenced 3 & 6 zigzag turning at once to Starboard leg


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28 August 1917

At sea

Lat 60.4, Long -16.3

Hands painting ship between decks

Number on sick list: 5


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29 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -16.2

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list: 4


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30 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -15.0

4.25am: Sighted SS N ½ E

4.40am: Circled round S\V

4.50am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Otaria” from Faeroe Ids to Barcelona, allowed her to proceed

10.20am: Sighted S\V SEbE a/c SE 3 & 6 zigzag

12.0pm: Stopped boarded Swedish S\V “India” placed armed guard on board under Lieut Douglas RNVR with orders to keep ship in present position pending instructions

3.30pm: Sighted HMS “Champagne”

4.20pm: Communicated by boat with “Champagne”; Captain came on board to see V.A. Lieut Champion RNVR rejoined ship

4.40pm: Proceeded NW 3 & 6 zigzag 13 kts “Champagne” in company

5.27pm: a/c N70E to close “Champagne”

5.50pm: Stopped, Captain of “Champagne” left ship

5.55pm: Proceeded SW 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Champagne” parted company Northds


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31 August 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -15.5

6.35am: Sighted S\V “India” SbW

9.0am: a/c NEbN to close “India”

9.45am: Stopped sent orders to “India” to proceed to British Port when met by trawler escort

6.35pm: Sighted Trawlers “Tenby Castle” & “Arley” SE ½ S, order trawlers to close “India”

6.45pm: a/c N20W closed “India” transferred charge of “India” to armed trawlers

7.0pm: a/c circling “India”



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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1917


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1 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -16.8

8.40am: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” SSW

9.40am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand” Captain came on board to see V.A. Engr Lt Comdr Wolf joined ship & Mr Barret schoolmaster rejoined

10.0am: a/c NW 3 & 6 zigzag “Hildebrand” in company

11.0am: a/c as reqt to close “Hildebrand”

11.15am: Stopped, Captain of “Hildebrand” left ship

11.20am: Proceeded S 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Hildebrand” parted company NW

Number on sick list: 7


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2 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.4, Long -15.6

9.30am: Divisions. Vice Admiral Sir R. Tupper KCB inspected ship & ship’s company at Divisions

12.15pm: a/c N79W steady course Incd 15 kts to intercept vessel reported to Northward by HMS “Champagne” by W/T

3.0pm: Sighted smoke N50W

4.40pm: Sighted Russian SS bg SW steering NE, directed “Champagne” by W/T to intercept

5.45pm: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Yeddo” from Goteborg to Indian ports via Freetown; all correct allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 7


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3 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -16.0

4.45am: Sighted HMS “Artois” NbW

5.35am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Artois”, discharged Asst Paym Postlethwaite RNVR , Engr Sub Lt Reid for passage South

6.0am: a/c N19W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Artois” parted company SEd

1.25pm: Sighted smoke S70E a/c S56E 3 & 6 zigzag to close; proved to be HM Trawlers “Rushcoe” &“Saxon”

2.50am: Stopped sent boat for Comdr Officers of “Rushcoe” & “Saxon”

3.30pm: Proceeded S26W 12 kts 4 & 8 zigzag “Rushcoe” & “Saxon” in company

4.40pm: Stopped, Captains of “Rushcoe” & “T. Castle” [ed. note “Saxon”] left ship

5.10pm: Proceeded North 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag trawlers parted company Eastd

Number on sick list: 6


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4 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -16.4

9.10am: Sighted HMS “Champagne” NbE

10.0am: Stopped, V.A. proceed on board “Champagne”

11.25am: a/c SW to close “Champagne”

11.40am: As reqt for picking up boat

12.10pm: V.A. returned on board

Number on sick list: 6


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5 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -15.8

Hands painting between decks and at instruction

Number on sick list: 6


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6 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -15.2

5.30pm: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” EbS

5.45pm: a/c S80E to close

6.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”; 2 ratings joined for passage to “Orvieto”

6.20pm: Proceeded NE 13 kts “Orcoma” in company

6.40pm: Stopped lowered “Orcoma” boat

6.45pm: Proceeded W 3 & 6 zigzag “Orcoma” parted company Northds

Number on sick list: 4


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7 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -16.5

10.20am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” NE

10.30am: Proceeded as reqt carrying out rate of change exercise with “Orvieto”

11.20am: Completed exercise, close “Orvieto”; communicated by boat Rear Admiral Singer came on board to see V.A.

11.35am: Proceeded North 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company

1.40pm: Closed “Orvieto”

2.0pm: Stopped, R.A. left ship

2.10pm: Proceeded S50W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” parted company Northward

Number on sick list: 4


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8 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.4, Long -15.4

12.15pm: Dropped P.V’s

12.50pm: a/c NNW Starbd P.V. lost, Port P.V. damaged

1.36pm: a/c South reduced to slow to get out P.V’s

Read warrant N° 126

5.30pm: Port P.V. reported to have collided with ship’s side

Number on sick list: 4


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9 September 1917

At Sea & in Rathlin Sound

2.0am: Passed two armed trawlers

7.28am: Sighted HMTBD “Brisk”

7.46am: a/c S49W Scalpay Id Lt abeam 1.5’; HMTBD “Brisk” in company as escort

11.30am: a/c S5E Sighted TBD “Orford” with HM S/M E27 in company

1.27pm: Passed Green Island

2.15pm: V.A. & Capt Gillespie, Lieut Douglas, Asst Pay Shaw, Lt Comdr Kenyon left ship in motor launch for Oban

2.20pm: Proceeded full speed “Brisk” in company

8.7pm: a/c S20E HMTBD “Brisk” parted company

11.29pm: South Rk Lt V abeam

Number on sick list: 4


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10 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

3.34am: Sighted Skerries SE

7.0am: Stopped picked up pilot; got in P.V’s; Starbd P.V. found to be missing

8.30am: Stopped came to with Starbd anchor in 12 fhms veered to 60 fhms. Put clocks on 1 hour BST. Hands preparing ships for docking

Read warrant N° 127

6.0pm: Tugs secured alongside

6.25pm: Weighed proceeded as reqt for Sandon Dock

6.50pm: Entered Sandon Dock secured ship temporarily

8.30pm: Cast off proceeded as reqt for Canada Dock

9.45pm: Secured alongside Canada Dock


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11 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

One Private RMA joined for HMAS “Australia”

Discharged 2 ratings to Walton prison

2.0pm: Commenced coaling with shore labour

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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12 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Commenced coaling

7.0pm: 2 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

10.0pm: Discontinued coaling


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13 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands refitting & provisioning ship

9.30pm: Discontinued coaling


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14 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands getting in ammunition & provisions

Discharged 2 ratings to RNB Portsmouth

9.45pm: Discontinued coaling


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15 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

7 rating joined from RNB Devonport

4.0pm: Shifted berth to NW Canada Dock

6.30pm: 5 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”


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16 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

8.30pm: Discontinued coaling


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17 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.0am: Clocks put back 30 min

4.30am: Clocks put back 30 min to GMT

7.0am: Commenced coaling

1.12pm: Hands painting ship, refitting & as reqt

2.0pm: 7 ratings discharged RNB, 5 to D’Port, 2 to Chatham

6.0pm: Read warrant N° 128

6.45pm: Discharged 1 rating to Walton prison; 2 ratings joined from “Eagle”

9.30pm: Discontinued coaling. Finished coaling received 5101.25 tons


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18 September 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

5.0am: Hands breasting ship off to allow floating crane in to lift B2 gun

8.30am: Tugs secured alongside, pilot on board

9.0am: Cast off proceeded as reqt to Sandon basin

10.35am: Secured alongside in Sandon basin; Fleet Surgeon [ed. note: blank space] joined ship

Hands preparing for sea

Engr Lieut Grimshaw RNR left ship

12.0pm: Cast off proceeded as reqt into river

12.11pm: Proceeded as reqt down river

1.31pm: Stopped, dropped pilot; Fleet Surgeon Walker left ship

1.33pm: Proceeded down river

1.43pm: Dropped P.V.

4.28pm Skerries Lt Ho abeam S18W

8.40pm: St John’s Lt abeam

11.17pm: Black Hd EbN


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19 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.0, Long -6.1

2.25am: Inishtrahull Lt N55W

8.20am: Passed Armed Yacht “Adventurers”

9.50am: Passed Armed yacht “Iolaire”

2.37pm: After look out reported mine came to surface apparently cut by P.V.

3.35pm: a/c SE to close & hail sweepers

7.20pm: Passed HMTBD’s “Obedient”, “Rigorous”, “Nonparid” bound South

10.0pm: Telemotor steering gear out of action connected after wheel

10.30pm-Midnt: Steering very wild

Number on sick list: 4


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20 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -12.3

1.10am: Telemotor gear repaired, connected up foremost steering post

9.50am: a/c SbW reduced to slow, took in P.V’s. Both P.V’s showed signs of having cut wire

3.45pm: Sighted SS NW (HMS “Orvieto”)

4.50pm: Communicated by boat with “Orvieto” discharged 1 private RMLI to “Orvieto”

7.15pm: “Orvieto” parted company SE

Number on sick list: 4


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21 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -16.9

Northern lights bright during watch

Training classes at instruction, remd hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 5


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22 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -15.4

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt

Number on sick list: 6


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23 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -16.7

9.0am: Sighted HMS “Orcoma” NbW a/c NbW 2 & 4 zigzag to close

9.40am: Sighted HMS “Champagne” NNW

9.45am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orcoma”. Captain came on board to see V.A. Surgeon Cooke proceeded on board “Orcoma” for consultation. Discharged 1 rating to “Orcoma”

10.10am: Proceeded South 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orcoma” in company

11.35am: Closed “Orcoma”

11.50am: Stopped, Captain of “Orcoma” left ship; Surgeon Cooke & 1 patient returned on board. Engr Comdr Hutchinson joined for passage South

12.5pm: “Orcoma” parted company SE

2.0pm: Sighted sail SbE ½ E

3.20pm: Stopped boarded Russian schooner “Jarow” from L’pool to Iceland; all correct allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 6


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24 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -16.7

9.0am: Sighted HMS “Artois” NNW

9.25am: a/c NW “Artois” in company

9.55am: Communicated by boat with “Artois”

11.10am: Rehoisted boat proceeded SW 10 kts “Artois” parted company Northward

Number on sick list: 5


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25 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -16.2

Read warrant N° 129

4.25pm: Sighted HMS “Champagne” N

5.10pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Champagne”. Discharged Engr Comdr Hutchinson to “Champagne”

6.0pm: Proceeded N26E 13 kts 3 & 6 z.z. “Champagne” parted company Southd


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26 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.1, Long -16.8

6.30pm: Sighted HMS “Ebro” SE

7.5pm: Stopped, Captain of “Ebro” came on board to see V.A.

7.20pm: Proceeded SbE slow “Ebro” in company

7.50pm: Stopped, Captain of “Ebro” left ship; Engr Lieut Keating RNR joined ship

8.0pm: Proceeded West 2 & 4 zigzag “Ebro” parted company NW

Number on sick list: 4


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27 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -14.8

Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 4


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28 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.8, Long -16.7

1.50am: Lat by Polaris 59 50N

Hands employed cleaning and refitting & as reqt

3.10pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” NEbE

4.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Hildebrand”. Discharged Lieut Bray RNVR to “Hildebrand” for passage. Sighted S\V ESE

4.40pm: Detached “Hildebrand” to examine sail; hoisted boat proceeded N22W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 4


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29 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -16.1

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: a/c S64E 3 & 6 zigzag. Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” WbN

Number on sick list: 7


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30 September 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -16.8

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board

Number on sick list: 10



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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1917


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1 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.5, Long -16.6

Hands at instruction & refitting

Number on sick list: 11


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2 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -15.5

8.45am: Sighted SS SbE (HMS “Patia”)

10.10am: ESE carrying out P.Z. exercise with “Patia”

10.37am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Patia”. Capt came on board to see V.A.

12.8pm: Stopped, Captain of “Patia” left ship

Very high sea running

Number on sick list: 7


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3 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -17.2

Training classes at instruction, remd hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 7


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4 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.9, Long -16.1

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” SbE

10.50am: a/c NEbE carrying out P.Z. Xercise

11.0am: Communicated by boat with “Changuinola” engines & helm as reqt

Number on sick list: 8


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5 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -15.8

10.0am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice

11.0am: Proceeded as reqt carrying out anti-submarine practice

11.30am: Picked up target

Number on sick list: 9


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6 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -16.3

10.20am: Sighted smoke NE

12.5pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” N28E. Ordered “Andes” to examine smoke

5.5pm: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” SbW

6.0pm: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Orvieto”. Discharged one rating to “Orvieto”

6.20pm: Proceeded West 12 kts “Orvieto” in company

6.40pm: Stopped, V.A. returned on board

Number on sick list: 9


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7 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -16.8

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list: 9


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8 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -14.9

Training classes at instruction, remd hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 9


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9 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -15.2

Hands employed cleaning ship. Training classes at instruction

4.40pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” East

5.25-6.35pm: Communicating by boat with “Andes”

6.35pm: Proceeded N50W 12 kts “Andes” parted company Southd

Number on sick list: 10


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10 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -17.5

9.45am: Dropped target carried out target practice 6 rds per gun

10.44am: Dropped second target proceeded to carry antisubmarine target practice 3 rds per gun

11.15am: Proceeded as reqt to pick up both targets

12.5pm: Both targets on board proceeded N40E 16 kts

12.40pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” NE

1.30pm: Stopped, V.A. proceeded on board “Changuinola”

2.0pm: V.A. returned on board

2.50pm: “Changuinola” parted company NE

3.45pm: a/c N54W proceeding to Westward endeavouring to intercept suspicious vessel sighted off Portland Iceland

Number on sick list: 10


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11 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.9, Long -27.8

9.50am: Sighted HMS “Patia” NE

11.0am: Reduced to 10 kts signalling to HMS “Patia”

11.18am: Incd 17 kts “Patia” proceeded in execution of previous orders

Hauled in Patent log bent new rotator

Number on sick list: 10


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12 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -30.7

Training classes at instruction, remd hands refitting & cleaning ship

8.40pm: Sighted Lt EbN a/c as reqt circling & closing same

9.20pm: Reduced to 10 kts SS apparently SS “Kapara” from Baltimore to Rotterdam hove to. Proceeded as reqt keeping in touch with “Kapara” making good NE 12 kts

Number on sick list: 9


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13 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.0, Long -25.1

12.5am: a/c NNE & as reqt keeping in touch with SS “Kapara” making good NE 12 kts

Keeping in touch with “Kapara”

7.30am: Proceeded as reqt to close “Kapara”

8.10am: Stopped boarded “Kapara” Belgian relief ship; all correct allowed her to proceed

Number on sick list: 8


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14 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -13.7

1.10am: Found ward room wine store broken into

6.45am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” NE

7.0am: a/c ESE 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company

8.5am: Sighted SS ENE

8.10am: a/c to close

8.40am: Stopped boarded Norwegian SS “Santelmo” from Bergen to Genoa; all correct allowed to proceed

9.15am: “Orvieto” closed, R. Admiral Singer came on board to see V.A.

9.30am: Divisions. Proceeded ESE 13 kts “Orvieto” in company

10.20am: Stopped, R.A. left ship; discharged 1 rating to “Orvieto”

4.25pm: Eased to slow to tight Port P.V.

5.20pm: Port P.V. not running

6.20pm: Reduced to 10 kts launched new Port P.V.

Number on sick list: 7


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15 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 57.1, Long -7.0

1.0am: Sighted bright light SW a/c S87E

3.5am: Sighted loom of Butt of Lewis S15E

3.40am: Sighted Butt of Lewis Lt

7.10am: HMTBD [ed. note: blank space] took station as escort

12.34pm: Oigh Sgeir N79E

Passed Armed trawlers “Stalwart” & “Elf King” outward bound

3.0pm: HMTBD parted company unable to maintain speed owing to weather

6.25pm: Rathlin Lt S13E

7.42pm: a/c SE to clear patrols

Number on sick list: 7


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16 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Passed Bar Lt V a/c as reqt up river reduced to 10 kts got in P.V’s

8.10am: Picked up pilot proceeded up river

9.54am Proceeded as reqt entering Sandon basin

10.45am: Entered Sandon Dock

11.20am: Secured alongside SE Sandon

Hands preparing for coaling

Number on sick list: 6


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17 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands hauling ship off to allow barges in

8.30am: Hands painting ship

11.15am: Breasted ship off

Read warrant N° 130

4 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

Number on sick list: 4


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18 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.45am: Hauled stern off

Hands employed painting ship & as reqt

2.45pm: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs & pilot to Canada Tongue

While shifting out of Sandon Dock ship drifted on top of SS “Anchises” alongside & did slight damage as above.

Damage surveyed by “Alsatian” Carpenter & SS “Anchises”: two 6” soil pipes broken, one washboard broken off hinges, two two scupper broken

While passing thro’ Huskisson Dk 6 coal port hinges were damaged

5.10pm: Secured in Canada Tongue berth

Number on sick list: 3


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19 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands painting & provisioning ship

Number on sick list: 2


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20 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.45am: 8 ratings joined from RNB D’port

1.15pm: Breasted ship off

Carried out stability test

4.15pm: Secured ship alongside Canada Tongue

5.15pm: Discharged 8 ratings to hospital

Number on sick list: 2


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21 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Landed R.C. church party

10.15am: Held Divine Service on board

Number on sick list: 2


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22 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Shore gang commenced coaling

Hands provisioning & painting ship

9.0pm: Discontinued coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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23 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

4 ratings joined ship

11.20am: Asst Paym Elkins RNR joined ship

9.0pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 6


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24 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

10.30am: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital

Hands breasting ship off to allow crane by Samson alongside replacing gun mountings

5.20pm: Secured ship

5 ratings joined from RNB D’port

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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25 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands securing ship very heavy gale

8.0am: Recommenced coaling

1.15pm: Hands provisioning ship & as reqt

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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26 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands refitting, receiving new P.V. chains & as reqt

Discharged 1 rating under military escort

Engr Sub Lt Paris joined ship

8.15pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list 1


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27 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Hands breasting ship off

7.45am: Recommenced coaling

Sub Lt Howell RNR joined ship

1.0pm: Gave leave to 2nd part watch till 7am & to boys till 7pm. 3 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

Stopped coaling

Discharged 6 ratings to D’port, 1 to Chatham & 1 to Portsmouth

Number on sick list 1


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28 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed cleaning ship

Discharged 1 Pt RMLI to Deal

3 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

7.0pm: Discharged Lieut Elliot RNR to HMS “Maidstone”

Discharged 1 rating to D’port

Number on sick list: 2


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29 October 1917

Liverpool

Lat 54.6, Long -4.6

3.50am: Finished coaling, recd 4849 tons

Hands preparing for sea

7.0am: Cast off proceeded in charge of tugs and pilot to Sandon Basin

9.45am: ER reported firemen had refused to work. Sent marine guard below to maintain order

10.0am: Firemen resumed work

9.50am: Cast off proceeded as reqt into the river

10.15am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 12 fhms veered to 4 shackles

10.53am: Weighed proceeded as reqt down river

12.15pm: Passed Bar Lt V proceeded as reqt for gun trials HMTBD “Pelican”, “Wolverine” & “Foxhound” in company

12.40pm: Completed trials

1.12pm: Dropped pilot

1.14pm: Got out P.V’s

1.25pm: Proceeded N35W 18 kts “Pelican” “Wolverine” “Foxhound” in company

1.30pm: Starbd P.V. chain parted, P.V. lost

Exd Abandon ship stations

5.30pm: Steered steady course destroyers took station astern

8.40pm: Commenced 3 & 6 zigzag destroyers spread for escort duties

Number on sick list: 1


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30 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 55.4, Long -7.6

12.15am: Maidens Lt abeam 3’

5.25am: Inishtrahull Lt abeam

7.30am: Passed boom defence

7.45am: Came to with Starbd anchor in 12 fhms veered to 3 shackles. “Pelican” “Wolverine” “Foxhound” anchored off Rathmullan

Found here patrol vessels and auxiliaries

Hands employed cleaning ship

5.40pm: HMTBD “Bulldog” & “Scourge” weighed & proceeded

6.0pm: Weighed

6.5pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour

6.33pm: Passed boom defence. Got out P.V.

8.10pm: Incd 16 kts “Bulldog” & “Scourge” in company as escort 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 3


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31 October 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.9, Long -12.4

9.30am: Got in P.V’s

10.0am: a/c N10E 3 & 6 zigzag; “Bulldog” & “Scourge” parted company

Hands employed cleaning ship

Read warrant N° 130

Number on sick list: 5


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LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1917


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1 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -14.4

9.30am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” N66E

10.5am: Closed & communicated by boat with “Orvieto” Rear Admiral came on board to see V.A.

11.0am: Proceeded as reqt carrying out P.Z exercise

11.30am: Proceeded as reqt testing “Orvieto” W/T direction finder

11.43am: Shaped Course SE 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company

1.25pm: a/c to close “Orvieto”

1.40pm: Stopped, R.A. left ship. Revd Father Calderbank joined ship

1.53pm: Proceeded NW 3 & 6 zigzag 13 kts “Orvieto” parted company SW

Number on sick list: 4


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2 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -16.8

8.25am: Sighted HMS “Andes” N15W

9.25am: Proceeded as reqt communicating by boat with “Andes”; Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Andes”

9.45am: Proceeded East 15 kts “Andes” carrying out target practice

10.10am: Sighted smoke S ½ E

10.35am: Sighted smoke SbW

11.13am: 1st smoke proved to be from 2 trawlers; a/c SWbW to examine SbW

12.40pm: Stopped boarded Swedish SS “Upland” ex “Marie” from Sweden to African ports, allowed her to proceed

2.10pm: Proceeded NE 15 kts to close “Andes”

2.20pm: a/c NNW 1’ astern of “Andes”

3.0pm: Stopped, V.A. returned on board

3.12pm: Proceeded S27E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Andes” parted company Northd

Number on sick list: 6


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3 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -15.0

Hands employed cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 10


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4 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -16.0

10.30am: Held Divine Service

Number on sick list: 13


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5 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -17.7

1.50am: Sighted Lt WSW a/c SW to close incd 13 kts

2.8am: a/c as reqt circling sailing vessel

2.55am: Stopped boarded Danish schooner “Millemoes” from Spanish ports to Thorshavn via Gibraltar

4.0am: Allowed vessel to proceed

Read warrant N° 131

Number on sick list: 13


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6 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.5, Long -15.9

9.50am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt for 1” aiming rifle practice & practice 6 rds per gun from 6 pds 15 kts

11.0am: Reduced to 13 kts proceeded to pick up target

11.5am: Stopped picked up target

12.20pm: Sighted smoke N ½ E

12.30am: a/c N10E proved to be HMAT “Tenby Castle”, “Edward Wilkins”

1.30pm: Stopped communicated by boat with trawlers C.O’s came on board to see V.A.

2.20pm: Proceeded S25W trawlers in company

3.40pm: Stopped, C.O’s returned on board their trawlers

4.5pm: Proceeded S25W 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag trawlers parted company SE

7.5pm: Sighted SS SSE

8.25pm: Stopped boarded Dutch SS “Rhea” from Holland to Malaga, in ballast, allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 15


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7 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.3, Long -17.4

10.0am: Training classes at instructions, remd hands cleaning ship & as reqt

Exd collision stations

Number on sick list: 15


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8 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.1, Long -16.2

3.0pm: Sighted HMS “Changuinola” N6W

3.35pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Changuinola”

4.0pm: NNW 3 & 6 zigzag “Changuinola” in company

4.40pm: a/c NWbW to close “Changuinola”

5.0pm: Captain of “Changuinola” left ship

5.12pm: Sighted smoke WbS

5.15pm: a/c WbS “Changuinola” in company

6.10pm: Stopped boarded SS “Barron Bayens” Belgian relief ship, from Halifax, all correct allowed to proceed

7.10pm: “Changuinola” parted company Southd

11.55pm: Sighted SS SE


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9 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.6, Long -17.7

12.0am: a/c S30E incd 13 kts to close

12.30am: Proceeded as reqt following SS making good WbN 7.5 kts

1.10am: Sighted SS WSW

1.15am: a/c South to close

1.20am: Incd to 15 kts vessel proved to be SS “Baron Bayens” already boarded

1.40am: a/c to follow original SS making good WbN 7.5 kts

Following SS making good NbW 7 kts

8.0am: Stopped boarded Dutch SS “Republica Argentina” from Rotterdam to Halifax, in ballast, all correct allowed her to proceed


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10 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.2, Long -17.9

1.5am: Sighted white Lt NbE

1.45am: Incd 13 kts lost sight of light

8.35am: Sighted sail EbS

8.42am: Sighted sail NbE

8.45am: Sighted HMS “Ebro” SE

10.10am: a/c as reqt to close “Ebro”

10.33am: Stopped, Captain came on board to see V.A.

10.45am: Proceeded NbW 13 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Ebro” in company

11.30am: Stopped, Captain of “Ebro” left ship

11.40am: Cruised in vicinity of “Ebro” communicating by signal, “Ebro” boarding small ketch

12.15pm: a/c NNW in company “Ebro”

1.0pm: “Ebro” parted company examining sail bearing NNW


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11 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -16.1

4.50am: Sighted Lt SSW

5.0am: Sighted 3 masted schooner close to a/c to avoid collision & as reqt circling

7.0am: a/c East 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag to intercepted schooner

9.30am: Sighted schooner N5W a/c N22E to close

10.50am: Stopped Boarded Swedish schooner “Regulus” from Spanish ports to Gotenburg. Sent Lieut Douglas, Sub Lt Farrell and 8 men, armed guard, to take her to Stornoway

12.7pm: Proceeded South 12 kts 2 & 4 zigzag. Ordered “Regulus” to remain hove to pending arrival of trawler escort

4.0pm: Passed “Regulus” hove to

8.16pm: Sighted “Regulus” ESE a/c to close & communicated by signal

8.50pm: Proceeded West


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12 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -15.8

9.15am: Sighted “Regulus” SbW

9.55am: a/c as reqt signalling “Regulus”

3.30pm: Sighted “Regulus” NEbE

Read warrant N° 132


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13 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -14.4

7.54am: Sighted “Regulus” SWbS

10.10am: a/c WbN to close “Regulus”. Ordered “Regulus” to make sail & steer SSE

4.0pm: a/c to close “Regulus”. Ordered “Regulus” to heave to on Starbd tack


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14 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.8, Long -14.4

Northern lights very bright

10.15am: Sighted Armed trawler “Corrie Roy” WbS

10.40am: Communicating by signal with “Corrie Roy”

11.30am: Detached “Corrie Roy” to escort S\V “Regulus” a/c West 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag. Training classes at instruction, remd hands refitting


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15 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -17.1

5.30pm: a/c N60E locating HMS “Hildebrand” by W/T Direction Finder

6.15pm: Sighted HMS “Hildebrand” S70E Proceeded as reqt to close & communicate by boat

7.50pm: “Hildebrand” parted company Southward


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16 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -15.1

1.52pm: a/c N51W locating HMS “Patia” by Direction Finder

2.10pm: Sighted HMS “Patia” N30W

2.30pm: Closed & communicated by boat with “Patia”; Captain came on board to see V.A.

2.45pm: Proceeded NE 13 kts

3.0pm: a/c N 3 & 6 zigzag “Patia” in company

4.15pm: Closed “Patia” communicated by boat; Captain returned to “Patia”

4.25pm: Proceeded West 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Patia” parted company North Westd

Number on sick list: 11


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17 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -15.5

9.30am: Sighted Armed trawlers “Walpole”, “Elf King” NEbN; a/c NEbN to close

10.5am: Communicated by boat with trawlers; Comdg Officers came on board to see V.A.

11.0am: Trawlers proceeded SE 10 kts

11.0am: Proceeded 13 kts zigzagging in company with trawlers

12.10pm: Stopped, sent C.O’s back to their trawlers

12.40pm: Proceeded NNW 13 kts zigzag trawlers parted company SE

6.10pm: Sighted light SSW

6.20pm: a/c as reqt circling vessel proved to be Nor Schooner “Pusey Jones II” from Rotterdam to New York weather too rough to board, allowed vessel to proceed


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18 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.7, Long -17.6

7.0am: Sighted Lt NWbN

7.20am: a/c ENE 3 & 6 zigzag keeping in touch with SS

8.30am: a/c N20W to close SS

8.45am: Stopped board Belgian relief SS “Liege” from Montreal to Rotterdam, all correct allowed to proceed

Number on sick list: 12


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19 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -17.0

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers; training classes at instruction, remd hands at divisional drill & as reqt

Number on sick list: 11


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20 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.9, Long -17.2

9.55am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” ENE

10.40am: Stopped, Rear Admiral came on board to see V.A.

10.52am: Proceeded 13 kts courses as reqt carrying out P.Z. exercise with “Orvieto”

11.40am: Closed “Orvieto”

12.0pm: Stopped, Rear Admiral left ship. Engr Comdr Bull, RN Mid [ed. note: blank space] RN joined from “Orvieto”, also 3 ratings

12.15pm: Proceeded S73E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” parted company Northward

4.30pm: Sighted HMS “Andes” N10W

5.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat with “Andes”

7.50pm: Look out reported suspicious object on the quarter incd 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag


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21 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -17.7

10.3am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt for carrying out target practice

10.30am: Target sail shot away proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.18am: Picked up target proceeded ENE 13 kts carried out practice with HHF guns at small balloons


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22 November 1917

At Sa

Lat 60.2, Long -17.0

8.25am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” SWbS

8.30am: a/c SWbS to intercept

9.45am: Stopped, Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Teutonic”

11.0am: Proceeded as reqt carrying out P.Z. exercise with “Teutonic”

11.40am: Closed “Teutonic”

12.30pm: Stopped, Vice Admiral returned on board

12.40pm: Proceeded West 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Teutonic” parted company to NW


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23 November 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -13.7

3.25pm: Reduced to slow a/c S75E dropping P.V’s; Port P.V. failed to run

5.15pm: Reduced to slow hoisted out Port P.V.


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24 November 1917

Off Cape Wrath

Lat 58.7, Long -7.1

4.5am: Port sounding wire fouled Patent log, cleared same losing rotator & log line

4.45am: Starbd sounding machine wire parted

11.55am: Sighted C. Wrath S38W a/c SE

2.15pm: Passed 2 Destroyers & convoy bound West

3.48pm: Reduced to slow. Hoisted P.V’s

4.2pm: Passed outer boom defence increased to 12 kts courses as reqt

4.18pm: Came to with Starbd anchor in 15 fhms water veered to 75 fhms

Found here HMS “Queen Elizabeth” flying flag of Admiral Sir David Beatty and a number of vessels of Grand Fleet, Battleship, Cruisers

Number on sick list: 9


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25 November 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

9.36am: Commenced to shorten Starbd cable, ship became unmanageable & commenced to drag Starbd cable

9.40am: Proceeded Full speed ahead

9.42am: Parted Starbd cable losing anchor and 2 7/8 shackles of cable. Proceeded as reqt towards North shore

10.47am: Came to with port anchor in 19 fhms veered to 7 shackles

Note: Estimate posn of Anchor when cable parted 2 ¾ cables 135° from centre of A8 berth 40 fhms cable135° from anchor. Much mud churned up alongside the ship but no other evidence that ship touched the ground. Ship reported not making any water

Hands preparing spare anchor for letting go

4.0pm: Spare anchor ready for letting go


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26 November 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.25am: Weighed proceeded as reqt to fleet anchorage

8.56am: Stopped came to with Port anchor in 15 fhms veered to 7 shackles

Discharged Mid Davies RNR & two ratings to Hospital ship “China”

12.5pm: Let go Starbd anchor veered to 2 shackles

Hands restowing Starbd anchor


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27 November 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

8.25am: Dockyard tug “recovery” alongside with (salved) Starbd anchor & cable

Hands getting in anchor & cable

12.0pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour

12.14pm: Passed outer boom defence

12.25pm: Shaped course S40W reduced to slow got out P.V’s. Destroyers escort in company

12.46pm: a/c W ½ S incd 13 kts Destroyer escort detached owing to weather

10.15pm: Glas Id Lt abeam 1.5’


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28 November 1917

Belfast

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

7.15am: Oversay S88E

10.10am: Maidens S64E

11.25am: Stopped came to with Port anchor in 8 ½ fhms veered to 4 shackles

7.50pm: Arrived HMS “Arlanza” with Atlantic convoy 4 ships & TBD escort


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29 November 1917

Belfast Lough

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

3.0am: SS “Anganoia” entered harbour badly damaged by torpedo

2.10pm: Vice Admiral proceeded on board “Arlanza”

4.30pm: HMTBD “Mandate” secured alongside

HMS “Marne” & “Martial” proceeded to patrol harbour entrance


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30 November 1917

Belfast Lough

Lat 54.6, Long -6.0

11.0am: HMTBD “Michael” secured alongside

HMS “Arlanza” & convoy & Destroyer escort weighed

12.10am: HMTBD’s “Michael”, “Mandate” proceeded

12.15pm: Shortened in carried away Starbd P.V. chain

12.34pm: Weighed. Proceeded as reqt following convoy out of harbour taking station 4 cables astern of “Arlanza”

1.40pm: Proceeded S40E 2 & 4 zigzag 14 kts Convoy in Divisions in line abreast disposed astern Port Column SS “Cedric” [&] “Celtic”, Centre column HMS “Arlanza” & “Alsatian”, Starbd column SS “Aurania” & “Oriania”

10.15pm: Sighted Bar Lt V S5E

10.58pm: Incd to Full speed parted company form Convoy shaped course for Bar Lt V

11.27pm: Bar Lt V abeam, stopped picked up pilot

11.35pm: Proceeded as reqt up harbour


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1917


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1 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

10.12am: Shortened proceeded to drag up river

10.40am: Weighed Starbd anchor proceeded as reqt awaiting to enter Sandon Dock

11.45am: Entered Sandon basin proceeded direct to Sandon Dock

12.15pm: Secured alongside in Sandon Dock N

4.30pm: 3 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”

7.30pm: Discharged Mid Guimaraens to sick quarters


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2 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. Church parties (6)

8.0am: Diver examining ship’s bottom. Hands heaving P.V. chains & as reqt

10.0am: Discharged 1 rating to HMS “Eagle”

4.30pm: Completed diving examination

Number on sick list: 4


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3 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Lieut Douglas, Sub Lieut Farrel & 8 armed guard ex S/V “Regulus” rejoined


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4 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Commenced coaling (shore gang)

Hands heaving ship off, refitting & as reqt

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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5 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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6 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

Hands employed refitting & as reqt


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7 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

1 rating joined from hospital

9.45pm: Stopped coaling


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8 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

1 rating joined from RMLI Depot Plymouth; 8 ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”


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9 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Landed R.C. Church party

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board


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10 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Recommenced coaling

9.0am: Stopped coaling

Hands employed refitting & as reqt


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11 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed getting in stores & as reqt

1 rating joined from “Eagle”

2.30pm: Recommenced coaling (shore gang)

9.0pm: Stopped coaling


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12 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

11.0am: Read warrant N° 133

1.15pm: Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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13 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed refitting & as reqt

11.30am: Completed coaling recd in all 5122 ¼ tons

Read warrant N° 134

Discharged 5 ratings to HMS “Eagle”

Discharged 13 ratings to Devonport, 1 to Chatham Barracks


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14 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands employed cleaning ship & as reqt

11.15am: Hands shifting berth to South side Sandon Dock

2.15pm: Secured alongside S side Sandon Dock

4.0pm: 10 ratings joined ship from HMS “Eagle”

8.0pm: Discharged 2 ratings to hospital, 1 to RNLI Barracks D’port


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15 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands getting in stores for HMS “Orvieto”, cleaning ship & as reqt

Hands getting in stores for HMS “Orvieto” & as reqt

Number on sick list: 2


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16 December 1917

Liverpool

Lat 54.5, Long -4.3

Sub Lt Bomphrey RNR Sub Lieut Farrel RNVR left ship

3 ratings joined from Depot

9.45am: Held Divine Service on board

11.0am: Hands preparing for sea & as reqt

11.5am: Cast off proceeded as reqt into Sandon basin & thence to river

11.45am: Entered river

12.0pm: Proceeded as reqt out of harbour HMTBD “Pelican” in company

1.37pm Stopped dropped pilot; Lieut J Davis left ship. Got out Port P.V.

Starboard P.V. chain jambed

2.10pm: Proceeded N2E 18 kts 2 & 4 zigzag “Pelican” in company as escort

10.12pm: Sighted Black Hd N35W

Number on sick list: 4


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17 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 56.7, Long -9.1

2.23am: Altacarry Hd abeam 1.5’

4.0am: “Pelican” parted company

5.30am: Sighted Skerryvore N75E

9.20am: Divisions, read prayers. Exd stations for abandons ship

10.35am: Barra Hd bore N85E

Number on sick list: 4


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18 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.3, Long -15.5

Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 4


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19 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.0, Long -16.1

Hands employed cleaning ship; training classes at instruction

Hauled in, cleaned and restreamed P. log

Number on sick list: 3


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20 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.6, Long -12.5

9.22am: Sighted HMS “Teutonic” NbE

9.58am: Sighted “Teutonic” close to. Stopped communicated by boat. Capt came on board to see V.A.

10.25am: Proceeded South 10 kts “Teutonic” in company

11.0am: Incd to 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag proceeded as reqt carrying out P.Z. exercise

12.40pm: Stopped & communicated with “Teutonic”. Capt of “Teutonic” returned on board

Number on sick list: 4


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21 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.7, Long -5.0

4.25am: Butt of Lewis Lt S15E

7.12am: Cape Wrath Lt bore S58E

10.10a/c S20E keeping clear of Battle practice range

10.35am: a/c E passed division of Battle Fleet carrying out firing practice with observation balloon

12.10pm: Stopped came to with Starbd anchor in 19 fhms veered to 5 shackles

Hands getting out stores for “Orvieto”

Found here portion of Battle Fleet also HMS “Shannon” Minatour” & “Orvieto” of 2nd C.S.

Read warrant N° 135 & 136

10.0pm: Duty drifter secured astern

10.45pm: Hoisted steam boat

Number on sick lsit: 6


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22 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

Sailed HMS “Shannon” & “Minotaur”

9.0am: Shortened in weighed Port anchor

9.10am: Shortened in weighed Starbd anchor proceeded as reqt shifted berth to Northward

11.30am: Sailed HMS “Orvieto”

6.0pm: Hoisted all boats

11.30pm: Drifter secured astern

Number on sick list: 6


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23 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 58.9, Long -3.1

10.20am: Let go Starbd anchor underfoot veered to 2 shackles & to 6 on Port cable

1.30pm: Hoisted motor boat & Steam boat

9.5pm: Secured duty drifter astern

Number on sick list: 7


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24 December 1917

Scapa Flow

Lat 59.7, Long -2.2

Read warrant N° 137

11.30am: Both anchors weighed proceeded as reqt out of harbour

12.36pm: Proceeded South Full speed; Destroyers “Rob Roy”, “Grenfell” in company

1.15pm: a/c N60E to clear Fleet Sweepers

5.4pm: Incd to Full Speed ordered destroyer escort to return to harbour

6.15pm: Sighted Fair Id N40E

Number on sick list: 4


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25 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.4, Long -8.9

3.50pm: Reduced to 10 kts. Hoisted in P.V’s Starbd P.V. found damaged apparently under bilge keel

6.0pm: Sighted trawlers “Elf King”, “Walpole”

6.5pm: Stopped communicated by boat with trawler. Proceeded as reqt keeping under way

7.50pm: Proceeded 15 kts N42W 3 & 6 zigzag, trawlers parted company SE


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26 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.4, Long -15.2

10.0am: Exercised General Quarters

Read warrant N° 138

Number on sick list: 7


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27 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 62.1, Long -18.0

10.0am: Sighted HMS “Orvieto” bg NNW a/c NNW to close

10.20am: a/c NEbN “Orvieto” in station astern

10.30am: Stopped communicated by boat with “Orvieto”

11.0am: Proceeded North 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag “Orvieto” in company

11.50am: a/c S15E 2 & 4 z.z. “Orvieto” parted company Northds

Hauled & restreamed P.L with new line & rotator

Number on sick list: 5


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28 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.5, Long -15.7

Training classes at instruction

Exd fire stations

Number on sick list: 5


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29 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 61.0, Long -14.9

Hands employed cleaning ship

11.0am: Dropped target proceeded as reqt carrying out 1” aiming rifle practice

11.30am: Completed practice proceeded as reqt to pick up target

11.42am: Target picked up proceeded N12E 13 kts 3 & 6 zigzag

Number on sick list: 5


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30 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 59.6, Long -14.8

10.30am: Held Divine Service on board

Number on sick list: 7


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31 December 1917

At Sea

Lat 60.2, Long -16.5

7.5am: Sighted SS bg W

7.30am: a/c N60W keeping SS in sight

9.15am: a/c S88W to close SS

9.20am: Sighted second SS SEbE

9.25am: First SS proved to be British SS “Oilfield” Northbound flying correct flag of day, allowed her to proceed

9.40am: a/c SEbE to close second SS

10.6am: Proved to be British SS “Russian Prince” bound West flying correct flag of day, allowed to proceed

11.15pm: Sighted light bg E

11.45pm: Stopped sent boarding officer to examine SS

Proceeded as reqt 13 kts circling round SS

Number on sick list: 8


THE VOYAGES OF HMS ALSATIAN 1918

JP map Alsatian 1918

JANUARY to FEBRUARY 1918 not included



LOGS FOR MARCH 1918


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1 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed coaling

4.0pm: Ceased coaling

6.15pm: Resumed coaling

9.30pm: Ceased coaling

Number on sick list: 2


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2 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed coaling

10.0am: Sub Lieut Walker RNR joined ship

1.30pm: Discharged 9 stewards to HMS “Eagle”

5.0pm: Stopped coaling

11.30pm: One Private RMLI joined ship from Plymouth

Number on sick list: 1


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3 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Resumed coaling

8.30am: Fifteen signal ratings for convoy duty joined ship from Devonport

12.0am: Finished coaling. Received 3445 tons 12 cwts of coal. Comdr Thurston left ship


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4 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

4.40am: 4 boys joined ship from Devonport

0.30pm: Six RMLI Privates discharged to Depot, two Plymouth, four Portsmouth, & four ratings discharged to Depot

2.0pm: Two ratings discharged to R. Infirmary

2.10pm: One rating discharged to “Eagle”

3.0pm: Shifted ship across dock

5.0pm: Ship fast alongside SS “Asian”

Number on sick list: 3


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5 March 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands preparing ship for sea

12.0am: Wireless Operators Lewison & Yates left ship

12.0am: Sub Lt Harrisson and Hoar RNVR left ship

1.0pm: Stations. Singled up.

1.55pm: Stand by. Cast off moorings. Engns & helm as reqd. Tugs “Otter”, “Beaver” & “Bison” assisting

3.5pm: Passed out into river. “Otter” & “Beaver” cast off. Slewed ship & proceeded slow to anchorage

3.10pm: Tug “Bison” cast off

9.30pm: Five ratings joined ship


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6 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 53.1, Long -5.2

7.15am: Destroyers “Duncan” & “Davies” made fast port side

9.55am: Exercised General Quarters. Sub Lieut Martin RNR joined ship

10.55am: Destroyers cast off

11.55am: Weighed anchor and proceeded out of river. Engns & helm as reqd Pilot Trentor on bridge advising

12.0am: Two ratings joined ship

1.6pm: Dead slow and disembarked Pilot

1.30pm: Passed Bar Lt V on Port hand. Streamed Log 35.7 m. Lowered P.V’s

Number on sick list: 1


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7 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 50.9, Long -8.7

6.45am: Reduced to 12 kts. Convoy forming up in two columns. Line abreast

7.44am: Commenced N° 20 z.z. increased to 14 kts

Clock back 47 min to ATS Noon

5.20pm: Eased engines to hoist in P.V’s. Starbd side foul of bilge keel. Secured in for night. Resumed speed

Clock back 10 min

10.30pm: a/c N30W in answer to Green Very to Light from Escort

10.55pm: a/c N63W to Red Light

Number on sick list: 1


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8 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 49.7, Long -15.9

6.0am: Clock back 7 ½ min

8.40am: Escort left

0.57pm: Increased speed to clear convoy

4.15pm: Exercised collision stations

5.30pm: HMS “Virginian” parted company

Clock back 10 min


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9 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.8, Long -23.0

Clock back 10 min

6.10am: Night defence fell out

Hands scrubbing deck with sand & washing down

6.15pm: Darkened ship. Closed up Night defence

Clock back 9 min

Number on sick list: 2


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10 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 47.6, Long -30.4

7.50am: Handed Log to clear

8.0am: Streamed

9.30am: Divisions & Captain’s inspection

10.30am: Divine Service held

6.45pm: Closed up night defence

Number on sick list: 2


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11 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 46.2, Long -35.0

6.12am: Night Defence fell out

Hands cleaning ship & variously employed

6.45pm: Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 2


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12 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 44.4, Long -41.0

SS “Corsican” reports Engine Room trouble

Speed reduced to allow “Missanabie” & “Corsican” to rejoin convoy

Hands cleaning ship

Number on sick list: 3


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13 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.6, Long -45.4

Hands washing paintwork

6.20pm: Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 2


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14 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.3, Long -51.2

Hands cleaning paintwork & variously employed

12.0am: Reset P. log to zero

Bull’s eye lamp lost by accident

Number on sick list: 3


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15 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 43.1, Long -57.8

Hands cleaning ship & variously

10.15am: Entered thick fog

12.0am: “Missanabie” & “Grampian” parted company

12.0am: Fog intensity (5)

7.0pm: Night Defence closed up

Number on sick list: 3


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16 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 45.4, Long -63.4

Ship passing through thin field ice

10.45am: Sighted land N28W (M)

0.50pm: Stopped to pick up Pilot

1.35pm: Arrd off berth

2.25pm: Made fast. Finished with Engns

Hands rigging derricks for taking in cargo

7.0pm: Read warrants Nos 145 to 148

Number on sick list: 3


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17 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

9.0am: Stevedores commenced loading cargo into N° 2, 4 & 5 holds

Working cargo throughout night

Number on sick list: 2


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18 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

Working cargo into Nos 2, 4 & 5 throughout

9.30am: Commenced coaling ship, shore labour

11.0am: Nine signalmen discharged to HMS “Niobe”

Coaling & loading cargo throughout

5.30pm: Read Warrants Nos 149 & 150

6.0pm: Ceased loading cargo into N° 4 hold

11.0pm: Finished coaling 655 tons recd

Working Nos 2, 4 & 5 throughout

Number on sick list: 2


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19 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

Working cargo into Nos 2 & 5 hold throughout

Hands taking in stores & cleaning ship

10.30am: Finished N° 5 hold

Working cargo into No 2 hold

5.0pm: Finished cargo for the day

6.0pm: Finished stores

Number on sick list: 2


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20 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.0am: Commenced loading cargo in N° 2 hold

Hands taking in stores and cleaning ship

Working cargo in N° 2 th’out

8.15pm: Finished cargo for the night

Number on sick list: 5


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21 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.0am: Resumed loading into N° 2 hold

9.40am: Hands taking in stores & cleaning ship

4.15pm: Seven ERA’s, one PO, seven seamen & one trimmer joined ship for passage

6.0pm: Ceased cargo work for the night

Number on sick list: 6


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22 March 1918

Halifax,

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.15am: Resumed working cargo into N° 2 hold

Hands cleaning ship & variously employed

5.15pm: Commenced loading cargo into N° 4 hold

8.0pm: Ceased cargo work for the day into N° 2 hold

10.0pm: Finished loading N° 4 hold

Number on sick list: 6


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23 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

8.0am: Resumed loading N° 2 hold

4.0pm: Finished all cargo. Hatches battened down & secured

5.15pm: Discharged one rating to hospital

Number on sick list: 6


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24 March 1918

Halifax

Lat 44.6, Long -63.6

11.0am: Hands to stations. Pilot Hayes on board. Engns & helm as reqd

11.5am: Cast off from Wharf. Astern both Engns. Tugs “Hugh Allan” “Togo”, & “Lillie” in attendance

11.50am: Ship brought up. Rang off Engines & dismissed stations

12.5pm: Pilot left

Tug “Wolseley” in attendance & working per routine

Anchor bearings frequently verified

Number on sick list: 2


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25 March 1918

Halifax Roads

Lat 44.1, Long -62.6

Hands preparing ship for sea

9.40am: Masters on board from convoy for Conference

11.30am: Masters left

1.45pm: Discharged one rating to hospital

3.20pm: Hove anchor up & proceeded out slow. Engns & helm as reqd

6.50pm: Convoy in formation & proceeded 12 ½ knots

Number on sick list: 4


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26 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 43.1, Long -58.6

Hands refitting ship

Hauled in P Log to clear for 12 min

6.30pm: Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 10


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27 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.4, Long -52.2

9.0am: Passed SS @ opp. Co.

10-11am: Convoy exercised gun practice

1.40pm: Passed SS @ West

Number on sick list: 23


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28 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 43.5, Long -46.2

10.0am: Dropped target

10.7am: Commenced shooting 1” aiming

10.40am: Commenced shooting BL Charge ‘2/3

11.0am: Ceased shooting

11.45am: Picked up target & proceeded to 16 knots to take up position on Convoy

0.30pm: Reset & streamed P. Log

4.15pm: Exercised fire stations

11.55pm: Obsd steamers white light port bow

Number on sick list: 31


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29 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 47.0, Long -40.2

0.20am: Passed a steamer on port hand 4 miles, apparently stopped & not under Command

Good Friday observed

Number on sick list: 18


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30 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 50.0, Long -35.0

Saturday routine

Hands cleaning ship

Read warrants 151, 152 & 153

Number on sick list: 20


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31 March 1918

At Sea

Lat 52.8, Long -28.5

9.30am: Divisions, Captain’s inspection

10.25am: Held Divine Service

3.10pm: Passed SS 4 masts, 2 funnels @ West, Star hand, 16 miles off

Number on sick list: 13


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1918


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1 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 55.1, Long -20.9

9.55am: Passed wreckage on port side

10.0am: a/c as reqd to carry out fire control & range finding, increased speed

10.45am: Finished

11.0am: Took up station on Convoy a/c S71E

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. USS “Montana” parted company

Number on sick list: 7


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2 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 56.1, Long -12.2

6.32am: Sighted Destroyer escort bg S65E 10’

7.0am: Destroyer in station

7.34am:Hauled in Log & passed line to TBD for despatches

8.23am: Streamed Log & TBD’s (Six) took station on convoy

Hands cleaning & painting ship

3.50pm: Two TBD’s joined & took station on convoy

11.35pm: Obsd Inishtrahull Lt S25E (M)

Number on sick list: 6


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3 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.9, Long -4.9

7.10am: USS “Kermanshah” left convoy under escort & proceeded to Lamlash

8.10am: a/c N48E One ship SS z. ll. joined convoy

11.0am: Hauled in Log

0.32pm: Passed though boom defence at 8 knots

0.49pm: Stopped & picked up pilot & proceeded to anchorage

1.12pm: Let go Port anchor in 11 fhms water veered to 60 fhms of chain

Officers anchor watch

Anchor bearings verified

Number on sick list: 6


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4 April 1918

Greenock

Lat 55.9, Long -4.8

Hands rigging & sending up derricks

3.30pm: Special duty men to stations. Stand by. Engns & commenced heaving up. Pilot Larcey on board

3.45pm: Anchor weigh, made tugs fast fore & aft & proceeded up river slow

6.25pm: Arrived off Meadowside Wharf and passed lines ashore

7.15pm: Cast off tugs

7.25pm: Ship fast fore & aft. Rang off engines & dismissed stations

Number on sick list: 5


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5 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.30am: Stevedores commenced discharging cargo N° 2 & 4 hold

Hands refitting ship & as required

12.0am: Discharged 12 Ratings to Chatham, 6 to Devonport, 9 to Portsmouth & 2 to “Eagle”

1.0pm: Opened up after chamber for stevedores to discharge meat

Discharging cargo from Nos 2 & 4 holds

Discharging Nos 2 & 4 holds all night

Number on sick list: 5


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6 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

7.15pm: Hands cleaning ship & as required

Stevedores discharging Nos 2 & 4 holds

11.15am: Armed Guard landed (1 Officer & 5 men) to hand over foreign ship in dock

1.45pm: Armed guard returned on board

8.0pm: Landed patrol

Discharging Nos 2 & 4 holds all night

11.0pm: Patrol returned on board

Number on sick list: 3


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7 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Discharging cargo from 2 & 4 holds

9.30am: R.C. party landed

11.30am: Catholics returned on board

5.0pm: Finished discharging No 4 hold. Working N° 2 th’out

9.0pm: Ceased cargo work for the day

Number on sick list: 2


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8 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

6.15am: Commenced discharging N° 2 hold

7.0am: Hands discharging Paymaster’s stores

Hands refitting ship & discharging stores

Discharging N° 2 hold all night

Number on sick list: 4


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9 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Discharging N° 2hold th’out

Hands refitting ship & discharging Paymaster’s stores

5.15pm: Received 1 P.V. on board

5.15pm: One PO joined ship from HMS “Defiance”

7.30pm: Hands commenced discharging beef from N° 5 hold

8.30pm: One marine rating discharged to Plymouth & one seaman Devonport, three ratings joined from HMS “Eagle”. Part of Stard watch discharging beef from N° 5 hold

Number on sick list: 3


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10 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

2.30am: Stopped beef discharge (Lorries full)

6.30am: Stevedores discharging beef # 5 hold & shell N° 2 hold

Hands discharging provisions

9.30am: Finished provisions, hands employed as required

2.0pm: N° 2 hold discharged

7.15pm: Commenced coaling Stard bunker from lighter

Discharging beef from N°2 hold th’out

Number on sick list: 2


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11 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

4.0am: Discharging beef

Hands cleaning & painting ship

11.20am: Seven boys joined ship from Devonport, one from Liverpool

11.30am: Finished discharging beef

12.20pm: Tugs alongside (4) to shift ship

12.30pm: Cast off wharf

1.20pm: Fast alongside York Hill basin

3.20pm: Commenced coaling N° 3 & bunkers

8.0pm: One marine joined ship from Plymouth


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12 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

3.0am: Hands breasting off ship for coal lighters to get in

7.0am: Commenced coaling

Hands cleaning & refitting

7.20pm: Twenty signal ratings joined for convoy duty

8.0pm: Eight ratings discharged to Devonport, one to Chatham, one Portsmouth & three Liverpool

Number on sick list: 1


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13 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.8, Long -4.2

Coaling ship throughout

Hands refitting ship and variously employed

2.0pm: Commdrs RNR Howson & Morgan joined ship for passage out

8.30pm: Discontinued coaling 2303 tons 11 cwts load received

One absentee from “Duke of Edinburgh” reported himself on board


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14 April 1918

Glasgow

Lat 55.4, Long -5.0

0.45am: One AB RNR, 3 OS RNVR joined ship from Devonport

Hands preparing ship for sea

Clocks to GMT

0.2pm: Pilot boarded. Tugs made fast for’d & aft, “Flying Scotsman” & “Flying Linnet”. Stations. Stand by below

12.25pm: Cast off

12.35pm: Ship in position & proceeded down river at reduced speed. Engns & helm as required

3.25pm: Cast off tugs & proceeded to anchorage

4.0pm: Pilot left

4.20pm: Senior Officer of escort came on board for orders. Commenced heaving up anchor

5.0pm: Proceeded out 10 knots, engns & helm as reqd

5.30pm: Passed through boom Departure

5.35pm: Dropped P.V’s

6.40pm: Exercised abandon ship stations

10.45pm: In Pos. 5’ East off Maidens Lt Set Co N24W


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15 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 55.6, Long -10.4

1.15am: Passed Altacarry Hd ½ m.

2.56am: Oversay Lt bore N44E 9m. a/c N70W

6.0am: Obs. Tory Isd b/ng S39W

8.40am: Exchanged Signals with HMSS “Laburnum”

11.10am: Destroyers parted company. Hoisted signal for convoy to disperse & proceed to destinations

7.0pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list: 2


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16 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 53.4, Long -21.8

3.30am: Commenced z.z. N° 10

Hands employed cleaning out boats

7.0pm: Darkened ship & night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 5


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17 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 51.9, Long -30.6

Hands cleaning ship

1.0pm: Ceased zigzag

4.0pm: Evening Quarters. Warrant 154 read

4.40pm: Read N° 156 warrant

6.45pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up

9.0pm: Commenced zigzag.

Number on sick list: 6


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18 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 48.2, Long -37.3

8.50am: Aired bedding

Hands cleaning ship & variously employed

4.10pm: Exercised collision stations

7.15pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 6


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19 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 44.3, Long -43.3

0.45am: Ceased zigzagging

4.1am: Resumed zigzagging

10.0am: Ceased zigzagging

Hands cleaning ship

7.0pm: Darkened ship & closed up night defence

Number on sick list: 5


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20 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.1, Long -50.5

Saturday routine. Hands cleaning ship

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 6


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21 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 41.5, Long -58.9

9.30am: Divisions. Captain’s inspection

10.30am: Divine Service held

7.20pm: Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 5


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22 April 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.8, Long -67.1

Passing through dense banks of fog

Fog regulations complied with

Hands cleaning ship

Hands preparing ship for port

5.30pm: SS passed @ West

7.20pm: Sighted Nantucket Lt Ves b/ng N69W. Darkened ship

Number on sick list: 6


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23 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.5, Long -73.8

1.30am: Sighted SS to Stard @ same way

Passing various Craft

8.15am: Stopped. Pilot James Berry boarded

8.25am: Proceeded up channel

9.30am: Stopped at Quarantine anchorage

11.0am: Hove up anchor & proceeded to No. 4 Dock. Six tugs assisting

12.20pm: Ship fast fore & aft. Rang off engines & dismissed stations

Hands cleaning out holds


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24 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Hands cleaning ship & holds

Hands painting ship

Number on sick list: 5


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25 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Hands painting ship

11.0am: Commenced coaling

4.55pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 9.30 pm, Petty Officers 6 am. Discharged sand ballast into lighters

Coaling ship throughout

Coaling & discharging sand throughout


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26 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Hands cleaning & painting ship

8.0am: Commenced loading cargo into Nos 2 & 4 holds

Coaling throughout

0.30pm: Sand ballast discharged

Hands painting ship & blacking down rigging

Coaling ship throughout

Loading cargo into Nos 2 & 4 holds throughout

Number on sick list: 6


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27 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Coaling & loading cargo throughout

Hands cleaning ship & variously employed

3.0pm: One AB discharged to hospital

5.0pm: Finished N° 4 hold. Commenced loading into N° 5

Working cargo into Nos 2 & 5 holds

Coaling throughout


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28 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Working cargo th’out

3.0am: Completed coaling, 2117 tons recd

Hands washing decks

9.30am: Landed R.C. party

10.30am: Hove ship alongside

11.30am: R.C. party returned

5.0pm: Stopped loading cargo for day

Number on sick list: 4


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29 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Hands washing decks

7.30am: Commenced loading cargo

Hands cleaning & painting ship

Working cargo throughout

Number on sick list: 4


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30 April 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Working cargo th’out

Hands getting in provisions, cleaning & painting ship

Working cargo th’out

Working cargo throughout

Number on sick list: 4



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LOGS FOR MAY 1918


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1 May 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

0.30am: Ceased working cargo

7.0am: Resumed loading cargo

Hands painting ship & taking in stores

Working cargo throughout

Number on sick list: 4


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2 May 1918

New York

Lat 40.7, Long -74.0

Loading cargo throughout

Hands cleaning ship

9.0am: Discharged 15 Signal ratings to SNO New York

11.15am: Cargo finished

5.30pm: U.S. Troops embarked

Number on sick list: 4


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3 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.3, Long -72.4

Hands preparing ship for sea

11.15am: Stations. Stand by below

11.35am: Cast off from wharf. Engns & helm as required. Tugs in attendance

11.56am: Clear of clock. Slewing ship. Pilot on board

12.0am: Ship in position & proceeded

12.0am: Down channel at reduced speed

1.25pm: Stopped

1.30pm: Pilot left ship

1.55pm: Passed Ambrose Lt Ves. On Stard hand ¼ m. Set Course S67E. Streamed & set Pat Log

3.0pm: Took station in Convoy

4.30pm: Fire Isd Lt Ves [abeam] 5 ½ m N23E

6.0pm: Convoy formed up

7.30pm: Darkened ship

9.40pm: Passed SS @ opp. on port hand

Number on sick list: 4


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4 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.2, Long -68.3

5.30am: Passed SS @ West

Saturday routine. Hands cleaning ship

10.0am: Commenced z.z. N° 10

11.0am: Ceased z.z.

0.15pm: Passed SS 2 funnels, 4 masts @ West

4.10pm: Exercised fire stations

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up

9.0pm: Ran into dense fog

Number on sick list: 5


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5 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.3, Long -62.1

0.40am: Fog lifted

5.10am: Sighed Oiler b/ng North @ East

Hands washing decks

10.25am: Divine Service held

7.15pm: Night defence closed up

Number on sick list: 5


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6 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.2, Long -56.4

1.45am: Passed SS @ West

9.50am: Exercised General Quarters. Passed SS @ West on Stard hand

3.30pm: SS passed @ West

4.10pm: Exercised abandon ship stations

4.30-5.10pm: Exercised steaming manoeuvres

5.45pm: Read warrant N° 156

6.30pm: Darkened ship

Number on sick list: 6


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7 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 40.4, Long -51.0

10.0am: Increased to 16 knots to carry out P.Z. (range finder)

Boys, Gun layers & sight setters & trainers to instruction. Remainders of hands cleaning ship

0.25pm: Took station in convoy & reduced to 152 revs

2.20pm: Obsd SS b/ng SExE steering East

3.0pm: Passed SS @ West on port hand

4.15pm: Exercised collision stations

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up

11.0pm: SS passed @ West

Number on sick list: 9


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8 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 42.9, Long -45.5

3.40am: USS “Roanoke” stopped for Engns repairs

4.30am: Sighted SS b/ng SSE @ West

Hands at instruction and cleaning ship

4.10pm: Exercised fire stations

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up

9.45pm: USS "Roanoke" took up station in Convoy

Number on sick list: 7


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9 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 46.3, Long -40.9

3.0am: Set in thick

9.45am: Fog lifted

Hands at instruction and cleaning ship

4.15pm: Exercised collision stations

7.0pm: Darkened ship. Night defence closed up


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10 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 49.2, Long -35.5

Hands at instructions and cleaning ship

3.30pm: Streamed fog buoy

4.15pm: Exercised abandon ship stations

5.30pm: Fog lifted

6.0pm: Hauled in fog buoy

8.15pm: SS b/nq ESE @ West


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11 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 52.1, Long -29.6

Saturday routine. Hands cleaning ship

10.0am: Commenced z.z. N° 10

1.0pm: Ceased z.z.

1.45pm: Streamed fog buoy

Set submarine watch

4.34pm: Commenced z.z. N° 10

8.0pm: Ceased z.z.


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12 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 55.2, Long -24.1

3.20am: Convoy commenced N° 10 z.z.

8.30am: Commenced N° 20 z.z.

Z.Z. Nos 10 & 20 carried out alternately each hour

3.30pm: Ceased N° 20 z.z.

5.0pm: USS “San Diego” took up position astern of Convoy

8.50pm: USS “San Diego” parted company

9.0pm: Ceased z.z.


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13 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 56.4, Long -20.2

Hands cleaning & painting ship

3.45pm: Ceased z.z. thick fog

5.15pm: Resumed z.z.

5.50pm: Stopped z.z. Mist

8.20pm: “City of Calcutta” fell out for Engine Repairs


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14 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 55.9, Long -12.7

3.0am: Commenced z.z. N° 10

3.50am: Sighted escort

4.50am: HMS “Minos” “Mons” “Mystic” “Spitfire” & “Moresby” took station on convoy

8.0am: “City of Calcutta” took station in Convoy

11.15am: Sighted remainder of escort

0.30pm: HMS “Pigeon”, “Marshall” [Martial] & “Nicator” took station on convoy

9.0pm: Passed TBD “Pincher” patrolling area


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15 May 1918

At Sea

Lat 55.1, Long -5.8

Obsd land ahead through mist a/c as reqd

8.5am: Oversay Lt Ho [abeam] N50E 4 miles

Hands refitting & cleaning ship

1.30pm: a/c as reqd to avoid convoy @ Southward

2.10pm: Black Hd Lt Ho [abeam] 3 ¾ m.

8.20pm: Obsd St Bees Hd b/ng N86E


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16 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

2.25am: Pilot Trentor boarded, proceeded up channel at reduced speed

3.26am: New Brighton Tower [abeam]

3.40am: Stopped

3.45am: Let go Port anchor in 7 fhms & veered to 4 shackles

4.0am: Brought up, rang off engines and dismissed stations

Anchor bearings verified

Hands refitting & preparing ship for docking & working cargo

12.0am: Clocks on to B.S.T.

2.0pm: Pilot Trenton boarded & took charge

2.30pm: Anchor away

2.36pm: SS “Ausonia” collided with ship as she was backing out from stage evidently unable to get headway on in time

2.40pm: Ship in position & proceed to dock. Tug “Bison” ahead & “Otter” astern

3.17pm: Entered Sandon Basin

3.40pm: Made fast alongside “Megantic”

3.45pm: Rang off & stand by engines

7.45pm: Tugs made fast

7.57pm: Cast off from “Megantic”. Engns & helm as reqd for docking. Pilot Trenton in charge

8.0pm: Entered Huskisson Basin

8.20pm: Entered Canada Basin

8.55pm: Ship fast alongside N° 1 berth. Rang off & dismissed stations

10.30pm: U.S. Troops left ship


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17 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Cautioned Engr Lieut RNR John McDermott for being under the influence of liquor when going on duty at Midnight on May 13th ‘18

Hands shifting stores, taking in shell & as required

1.30pm: Commenced discharging cargo from N° 2 hold with shore gang

5.0pm: Discharged two Officers & 1 steward to hospital

6.0pm: Discharged one rating to Devonport

9.0pm: Stopped cargo work


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18 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.15am: Shore gang resumed discharging cargo from N° 2 hold & started N° 4 hold

12.0am: Discharged 3 OS to Portsmouth, 1 OS to Chatham, 5 ratings Chatham, 1 “Eaglet”

1.0pm: Finished working cargo

5.0pm: Landed Patrol

11.20pm: Patrol returned


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19 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.30am: Landed R.C. Party (10)

10.10am: Held Divine Service

10.30am: R.C. Party returned

5.0pm: Landed Patrol

10.30pm: Patrol returned


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20 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed discharging Nos 2 & 4 holds

9.30am: Boys landed in charge of Rev. Snowdon

3.0pm: Ceased discharging Nos 2 & 4 holds

5.15pm: Landed Patrol

11.0pm: Patrol returned


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21 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed discharging Nos 2 & 4 holds

Hands disembarking stores & variously employed

9.0pm: Stopped cargo work; N° 4 hold finished


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22 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed discharging N° 2 hold

8.45am: Commenced discharging N° 5 hold

4.0pm: Finished cargo for the day


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23 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed discharging cargo

Four Seamen RNR & 8 boys joined ship from RNB D’port

Hands painting ship

9.0pm: Ceased cargo work


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Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed cargo work

8.0am: Hands painting F deck & taking in stores

9.45am: Finished discharging N° 5 hold

9.0pm: One junior Engr C Tozen joined ship from “Eaglet”


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25 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed discharging cargo from N° 2 hold

Hands cleaning ship & as required

1.0pm: Stopped cargo work


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26 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Landed R.C. party (4)

9.0am: R.C. party returned

10.0am: Held Divine Service


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27 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30pm: Resumed cargo at N° 2 hold

Hands refitting & variously employed

2.0pm: One marine discharged to Portsmouth

9.0pm: Stopped cargo work


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28 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed discharging N° 2 hold

Hands refitting & cleaning ship

4.0pm: Hands fell in to shift ship

5.0pm: Finished all cargo

5.5pm: Made fast alongside SE corner N° 1 branch Canada Dock


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29 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

6.30am: Hands breasting off ship to get coal lighters inside

9.0am: Commenced coaling

Hands variously employed

Court of Enquiry held on Collision with SS “Ausonia”

10.0pm: Stopped coaling


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30 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Recommenced coaling

Hands refitting & cleaning ship

Court of Enquiry held on collision with SS “Ausonia” on board

1.0pm: Court of Enquiry finished

9.30pm: Stopped coaling


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31 May 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Resumed coaling

Hands cleaning ship & variously employed

9.30pm: Stopped coaling



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LOGS FOR JUNE 1918


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1 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed coaling

Hands cleaning ship & variously employed

2.0pm: Hands mustered for payment

9.30pm: Stopped coaling

Number on sick list: 3


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2 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

8.15am: R.C. party (7) landed

9.30am: R.C. party returned

10.0am: Divine Service held on board by Rev. Coleman

5.30pm: Landed Patrol

11.50pm: Patrol returned. PO in charge detained by Patrol of “Eaglet”

Number on sick list: 2


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3 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.0am: Junr Engr Parker MFA joined ship from Portsmouth

8.0am: Dressed ship with masthead flags

Engr Sub Lieut M. Bilson RNR left ship

9.30am: Piped down for the day. Landed escort for prisoners

12.0am: Escort & prisoners returned

5.30pm: Landed Patrol

Received 2500 tons of coal

10.0pm: One MFA Ass. Engr E P Edwards MFA joined ship from Depot

11.15pm: Patrol returned

Number on sick list: 2


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4 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands cleaning ship

Asst Engr joined ship (A W Cottle)

Hands scaling & painting, cleaning up D & F decks & variously employed. Shore painters painting outside

Number on sick list: 2


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5 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning ship, painting mast & derricks & variously

4.10pm: Exercised fire stations

Number on sick list: 4


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6 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Hands cleaning & painting ship & scrubbing out F deck

Shore labour painting ship’s side

1.30pm: Discharged 1 rating to hospital

Number on sick list: 4


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7 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

Painting hull throughout night

7.45am: Hands employed cleaning up decks

Engr Lieut W.Hall RNR lent to HMS “Virginan”

10.30pm: Shifted ship astern

Number on sick list: 7


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8 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands washing decks

Shore gang painting ship’s side

12.0am: All shore labour ceased

Number on sick list: 10


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9 June 1918


Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

9.0am: Hands employed shifting ship to N side Canada Dock. Pilot Mr Harrison in charge

Engr Sub Lieut J.M. Keating RNR left ship

Number on sick list: 9


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10 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang resumed painting overside

Hands scaling paint. Landing fittings from F deck & cleaning ship

8.30pm: Nine ratings joined ship from “Eaglet”

9.0pm: Painters ceased work on side

Number on sick list: 9


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11 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Resumed painting overside

Hands taking in stores, scaling & painting & cleaning ship

8.30pm: Discharged one seaman to Royal Infirmary Liverpool

Number on sick list: 8


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12 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands cleaning ship

Shore painters painting sides

4.30pm: Pilot Mr Harrison boarded, singled up, shifted ship to N Huskisson Dock

Tugs “Beaver” “Bison”, “Otter” in attendance

6.45pm: Ship made fast

Number on sick list: 7


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13 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands cleaning ship

Shore gang painting overside

Hands scaling paint and variously employed

9.30pm: Shore painters ceased work

Number on sick list: 7


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14 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang resumed painting overside

Hands scaling paint, cleaning ship & getting in stores

5.30pm: One signal rating returned from hospital

Number on sick list: 8


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15 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands cleaning ship

Hands variously employed

1.0pm: Gave leave to Port watch till 9 am. Boys till 7 pm

Hands make & mend

5.0pm: Landed Patrol

7.10pm: Cast off from wharf & shifted ship

7.45pm: Fast alongside CPR wharf Sandon Dock

Lt. Martin RNR left ship to take up Appt

8.30pm: Leave to 1st part Stard watch till 9 am

11.0pm: Patrol returned

Number on sick list: 4


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16 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: R.C. party (19) landed

8.0am: Hands cleaning ship

Engr Sub Lieut F P Davidson joined ship from Depot

3.15pm: SS “Northumberland” made fast alongside

Number on sick list: 3


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17 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.45am: Hands cleaning up decks

8.0am: Shore painters resumed on work

Hands refitting & cleaning ship, also taking in stores

4.0pm: Shore painters finished work

Number on sick list: 1


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18 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Painters resumed on hull & funnels

Hands washing & painting ship, also taking in stores

11.0am: One SPO discharged to “Eaglet”

0.30pm: Discharged two ratings to D’port & one to Portsmouth

7.30pm: One rating joined from “Eaglet”

Sub Lt Miller RNR joined from Whale Island

Number on sick list: 2


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19 June 1918

Liverpool

Lat 53.4, Long -3.0

7.30am: Shore gang resumed painting overside

Hands holystoning decks, taking in stores and cleaning ship

1.0pm: Leave to boys till 7 pm

Hands as in forenoon

3.0pm: Four ratings from Canard House joined ship for passage

4.0pm: Three marines joined ship from HMS “Eaglet”

5.0pm: Leave to Port watch and 1st part Starboard watch till 7 am

5.0pm: Landed patrol

6.30pm: Fourteen stewards joined ship from HMS “Eaglet”

9.0pm: Shore painters ceased work

10.45pm: